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Waukesha Week Ahead: Feb 25-March 3

Grinding, GuitarTown and apartments are just some of the items on municipal and school meeting agendas for this week.

Waukesha Schools

A ban on grinding at school dances is moving along as the Waukesha School Board’s Policy Committee takes up the issue at 6 p.m. Tuesday at 222 Maple Ave. Other policies that will be discussed include:

  • Guidelines for handling of communicable diseases
  • School wellness
  • Recruitment, selection, discrimination and harassment; pupil non-discrimination; guidelines and complaint procedure for pupil non-discrimination
  • Employee concerns (potential new policy)
  • Pass privileges

Waukesha City Government

Should Waukesha limit payday lenders? A proposed ordinance to restrict where payday loan stores can locate in Waukesha is going before the Ordinance and License Committee at 6:30 p.m. Monday. If approved, the ordinance will advance to the Common Council.

The Finance Committee will take up several funding requests at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday:

  • $15,000 to hire a part-time clerical staff (funds transferred from Engineering to Clerk/Treasurer’s Office)
  • Accept a donation of fire extinguisher training equipment from Waukesha County
  • $500,000 to fix downtown Waukesha street lights
  • Hire a special attorney at a rate of $175 per hour to prosecute a case involving a city employee

The Waukesha Plan Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday to take up several hot-button items:

  • River’s Crossing rezoning change from multi-family residential to two-family residential
  • Conceptual plans for three to five murals in conjunction with GuitarTown Phase II (images were not available Friday afternoon)
  • A 209-unit apartment complex at 1910 E. Broadway
  • A 1,190-square-foot addition and site revisions to Montessori School of Waukesha

The above meetings are being held at City Hall, 201 Delafield St.

Waukesha Town Government

The Town Board meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The following items are on the agenda for discussion and possible action:

  • a. Public Meeting – Open forum discussion to update and allow input and questions from interested citizens on the status and procedure of budgeting, budget amendments, audit process and any other financial questions
  • b. Purchase Order Policy (Requested by Supervisor Banske)
  • c. Purchase Multifunction High Speed Imaging System (Requested by Chairman Van Scyoc)
  • d. Budget Amendments (Requested by Chairman Van Scyoc)

The above meeting will be held at Town Hall.

Waukesha Events

Catch a free movie at the Waukesha Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday. While the library can’t state the title of the movie, the PG-13 movie is about a college freshman who joins her school's all-girls singing group. With renewed energy, the girls' group decides to take on their male rivals in a campus performance.

Other events:

  • Artist Talk and Reception: Jessica O'Hearn (UW-Waukesha)
  • Celebrate Communities and Families

Have an event this week? Tell us in the comments!

Leonard February 25, 2013 at 02:36 AM
People are saying that the city is secretly planning on selling the Blair House property to developers who (may leave the house up because they say it's a landmark and) will subdivide the rest of the property and build multifamily housing. It's a very large site with a great view for multifamily housing. Perhaps the city could use the money they make from selling that land to upgrade the street lights downtown?
barb February 25, 2013 at 03:42 PM
A developer will buy that city Blair property for cheap, let the house fall apart from water damage and mold, and then bulldoze it because of health reasons in a few years. Then bingo, apartment time. Mark my words.

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