Commission sides with residents on AT&T expansion
Menomonee Falls — A request to expand an AT&T facility in the village will move forward, but not without some alterations to their original plans.
The plan commission resumed a public hearing on July 8 on a request by Exp U.S. Services to amend a conditional use permit to allow site modifications to the AT&T communications facility at N4989 Pilgrim Road.
Neighboring residents strongly opposed the proposed 2,000-square-foot addition at the meeting June 3, which prompted village officials to consider addition conditions relating to noise and maintenance of the existing 10,000-square-foot facility.
To help reduce the noise, the location of the addition has now been proposed on the southwest end of the building where it should have the least amount of impact on residents. In addition, the commission is requiring the company to tear down a fence that currently separates the facility from the neighbors and replace it with a new 8-foot fence along the property line.
Revised plans for the addition have not yet been submitted, according to Director of Community Development Matt Carran, but the proposal was approved and will move on for consideration by the village board at a future meeting.
Falls School District sees bump in AP participation, success
Menomonee Falls — Students in Menomonee Falls are more college ready than ever before if the recently released Advanced Placement test results are any indication.
Menomonee Falls had 317 students take AP exams in 2014, which is up 26 percent from 2013 and 49 percent from five years ago.
Of the 20 AP subject areas tested, students from Menomonee Falls scored above the state mean on 14.
Tests are scored on a 1-5 scale with 5 being the best. With 69 percent of students earning a 3 or better, students from the school district met the state average and exceeded the national average by 8 percent.
Yamazen to lease Overview Park Place property
Menomonee Falls — An Illinois-based machining company will be leasing 6,400 square feet from Overview Park Place, according to a July 8 announcement by NAI MLG.
Located at N50W13740 Overview Drive, Yamazen brokered the lease through commercial real estate company NAI MLG Commercial.
AnchorBank names new branch supervisor
Menomonee Falls — James Goll will be the new branch supervisor at the Menomonee Falls AnchorBank location, according to a July 9 announcement.
Goll joins AnchorBank, located at N78 W14651 Appleton Ave., after serving as branch manager of Bank Mutual. He has 12 years of experience in the industry.
Fire and police departments join forces
Germantown — The Germantown police and fire departments are now partnering to save lives in another way.
Effective July 14, all of the Germantown police officers have been trained by the Germantown Fire Department in the recognition and identification of an opiate overdose and proper use of Narcan, per the 2013 Wisconsin act 200, which allows trained police officers to administer the treatment.
Narcan is administered via an aerosol spray into the nose of victims of an overdose of an opiate-based drug such as heroin or morphine.
If a Germantown police officer arrived first on an overdose victim that is unconscious and not responding, they can now administer this medicine before arrival of the fire department ambulance to resuscitate the victim.
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