News & Notes: Nov. 19

Nov. 19, 2012

Four terms are up on Muskego Common Council

Muskego - The terms of four Muskego aldermen expire in April and those who want to run for the Muskego Common Council can start circulating nomination papers Dec. 1.

The terms of Kert Harenda, District 2; Rob Glazier, District 4; Neome Schaumberg, District 6; and Eileen Madden, District 7, will expire.

Harenda cannot run for re-election since he wound up living outside his district after new aldermanic district lines were drawn following the 2010 federal census.

In addition, two of the incumbents were appointed only this year to fill vacancies.

Glazier was named this summer to fill the unexpired term of Keith Werner who resigned in May. Madden was appointed in March to take over for Noah Fiedler who resigned because of increased family and work responsibilities.

Candidates have until 5 p.m. Jan. 2 to file nomination papers with the clerk-treasurer at the Muskego City Hall, S8200 Racine Ave.

The spring election is April 2. If a primary is needed, it will be held Feb. 19.

Aldermen serve for two years.

Rink, portable toilet two ideas for new park

Muskego - Two ideas that will be explored for Park Arthur, Muskego's newest park, are creating an ice rink and placing a portable toilet at the new sledding hill.

Park Arthur is still being developed at W17833 College Ave.

The Parks and Recreation Board will take up both ideas at future meetings.

The ice rink is suggested where there is a holding pond. The area holds the possibility of freezing well.

Adopt lake access program gets concept OK

Muskego - The tiny parks on Little Muskego Lake that give access to the lake for swimming, fishing and picnicking might get prettied up a bit as the city implements a new Adopt an Access program next spring.

Groups would sign up to take care of one of the tiny parks called lake accesses and a sign would go up giving them credit for their efforts.

The program will be similar to the city's successful adopt a park and adopt a trail programs, said Craig Anderson, parks and recreation director.

The Parks and Recreation Board gave conceptual approval for the program last week.

New refreshment stand might come to Idle Isle

Muskego - At least two groups are interested in selling refreshments at Idle Isle next summer and the city will pick the one that's ready to pay it the most.

The city will soon send out formal request for proposals in which it will ask for $250 per month in rent and whatever amount the seller wants to guarantee beyond that.

People have long asked for a refreshment stand at the popular Idle Isle beach and boat launch. Island Ice Cream sold refreshments there this summer but closed at the end of the season not to reopen because of vandalism, the owner said. The Water Bugs have a refreshment stand, but it's only open during Wednesday evening performances.


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