cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
Lilac Lane Closed Again...
I had mentioned that the new bridge was open and looked great last week. Soon after, Trustee Wolter e-mailed to advise that this was only temporary since there was some road re-construction happening very soon
on Maple Road west of the bridge over Hwy 41. on Lilac Lane from the new bridge to Maple Road.
That time has arrived. The "Road Closed" signs are out.
It was nice while it lasted, but this will be over before too long.
Germantown Fire Safety Fair...
The annual Fire Safety Fair was held at Station #2 in Germantown last Saturday. Several very interesting demonstrations were conducted.
A convincing demonstration of fire in a room without sprinklers versus in a room with sprinklers made me a believer that water damage is far preferable to the total damage and potential injury or loss of life where sprinklers aren't present! The in-home equipment is quite pleasing to the eye, as well.
I had my first opportunity to see Officer Bosco work his magic seeking out marijuana that had been secreted in an old vehicle's door panel. He is a marvel to watch as he works. This four-legged officer really rounds out the department's offering at no added cost to the taxpayers of the community. Bosco is fully supported by contributions/grants as discussed a few days ago.
There was equipment present from the Mequon and Thiensville departments in addition to the rolling stock from Germantown. Interestingly enough, a "live" call was received late in the morning that took a couple of units with it.
People were enjoying lunchtime treats that included a delicious smelling recipe of 'Firehouse Chili'. It may've only been me, but it didn't seem there was enough advertising about this event. It didn't find its way onto the Village Hall signage along Mequon Road and I didn't recall seeing any print mention.
Attendance seemed quite good; lots of youngsters that seemed to be enjoying themselves while learning valuable lessons.
Do We Need Nude Dancing In Germantown?
I had lost track of this issue after Boro Buzzdum's 'Diamonds Pub & Grille' on Maple Road near Hwy 41 was closed and recast as 'The Starting Gate Sports Bar & Grill'.
The first suit claiming the then existing ordinance was unconstitutional was filed in U.S. District Court in Milwaukee dating back to February, 2006 was scheduled for mediation when Boro Buzzdum brought a second action claiming the Germantown amended ordinance is also unconstitutional. I certainly hope that Germantown prevails.
Our community does not need a nude dancing venue.