As one of the few seniors on the immensely talented and successful Whitefish Bay girls track team, Sara Coffey realizes what a good thing she's a part of right now.
Because the Blue Dukes built off their titles in their own Lois Wolf Invitational and the WTFA State Indoor last week by claiming an impressive 10 events and repeating as North Shore Conference indoor champions at Milwaukee Lutheran Thursday night.
"It's been really fun," said Coffey, who won both the 1,600 and 3,200-meter races. "We've all been working very hard since the end of the cross country season (last fall). It's so fun to see all this hard work pay off.
"We all ran like crazy last week and we did even better this week."
The Blue Dukes scored 144 points for their title in the eight-team field as a game Homestead team won two events and took second with 115. Germantown was fourth with 59 and Nicolet sixth with 34.» Read Full Article
A Milwaukee-based industrial waste treatment business that has been the subject of odor complaints from its neighbors will not be permitted to relocate to Menomonee Falls at this time, the village plan commission decided Wednesday.
The commission found the business objectionable and that its proposed uses of the property would be prohibited.
Village President Randall Newman was applauded by residents when he explained his vote. "I think it's a nuisance to the surrounding area," he said.
More than 200 residents attended the meeting at Ben Franklin Elementary School. The commission dismissed Advanced Waste Services Inc.'s request to operate its business at a property off Lilly Road that is zoned for heavy industry after more than two hours of discussion.
An option, as proposed by village staff, to make permits subject to numerous odor control and operating restrictions specified by the commission to reduce the effect on the community was not considered.» Read Full Article
The Waukesha County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved an intergovernmental agreement between the county and the city of Milwaukee for a joint recycling program run by ReCommunity Recycling.
Mayor Tom Barrett has praised the effort as an example of intergovernmental cooperation.
The County Board vote was 21-1. Afterward, Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas released a statement saying the collaboration, which will be headquartered in the Menomonee Valley, will increase recycling, reduce processing costs and enhance revenue.
“This unique public-private partnership will ensure the continuation of tax relief for Waukesha County community partners," Vrakas said.
The agreement is expected to generate $2 million in annual revenue for the city.» Read Full Article