Monday, July 9, 2012
Waukesha Police Department calls from July 6 to July 9.
The following information was supplied by the Waukesha Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. A Milwaukee Mustangs player who was at the Waukesha Family YMCA Friday afternoon allegedly punched a glass door at the gym before leaving the facility. The incident was reported at 1:52 p.m. after the front door was broken. However, the YMCA decided to not press charges after speaking with the Milwaukee Mustangs manager, who told YMCA staff that the football team would pay for the damage. The football player was not identified in the call log. Upset with the menu options at McDonald’s, 1635 E. Main St., a person instead received a trip to jail at 3:39 a.m. Sunday. A man and a woman in a gold …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Landmark status on old gas station was rescinded in late October by the Administrative Review Board.
The former house-style gas station that has graced the corner of East Broadway and Hartwell Avenue is still standing, but not for long. The Waukesha Family YMCA has received its wrecking permit for the building that had a landmark status for about a year, according to Chris Becker, executive director of the YMCA. The YMCA successfully fought the landmarks designation, which was bestowed on the property in July 2010, months after the YMCA purchased the property. “It is going to be razed soon, but I do not have a definite time or day yet,” Becker said. The building will be one of three that will soon be flattened. A house on Hartwell and a house on East Broadway also will be demolished. An orange fence currently sits around the property and …
Monday, October 31, 2011
Administrative Review Board says YMCA met burden of proof in rescission request.
The Waukesha Family YMCA showed the burden of proof that it had done all it could to sell its property at 422 East Broadway and the landmarks status should be removed from the former gas station, the Administrative Review Board decided Monday night. “We applied the law as it stands, as the ordinance was drafted,” said Board Chairman Brian Running. The landmarks status, as a result, was rescinded from the property by the review board. “This board concludes that (the ordinance) is clearly intended to balance the rights of private property owners against the interest of the city in preserving historic properties, and is intended to provide the owner with relief from a landmarks designation which may be applied over the owners’ objection,” the…
Monday, October 17, 2011
Landmarks Commission to discuss having attorney represent it during Administrative Review Board proceedings.
The Waukesha Family YMCA is challenging a Landmarks Commission ruling with the Administrative Review Board as it tries to undo the landmarks status of a former house-style gas station that it purchased more than a year ago. The appeal, which was filed Oct. 12 in the Waukesha City Attorney’s office, is requesting an abolishment of the local landmark designation on the property. The Landmarks Commission had a tie vote earlier this month to rescind the landmark designation, but because it was a tie, the YMCA’s property remained a landmark. “The YMCA, having made reasonable attempts in good faith to find and attract a buy of said property, but, by virtue of such designation, were unable to find a buyer willing to preserve such landmark or …
Friday, October 7, 2011
Duane Paulson says the four commissioners who voted to rescind former gas station's landmarks status were following the law. Paulson is a Waukesha alderman.
On Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, the Landmarks Commission of the City of Waukesha met at City Hall. One of the items on the agenda was a petition from the YMCA to rescind the local landmark designation for the former Bartles-Maguire service station at 422 E. Broadway. The short recent history of this property is: It had been on the market for 170 days when it was sold to the Waukesha Family YMCA in May of 2010. In July of 2010 it was designated a Waukesha Landmark by the Landmarks Commission over the objections of the YMCA. At no time during over five months it was for sale, did anyone attempt to put a landmark designation on it. Only after the YMCA purchased it did that happen. Chapter 28 of the Waukesha City Ordinances, allows the owner …
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Commission deadlocked 4-4 on the issue involving Waukesha Family YMCA, but decision could be appealed.
In a packed room and after a long public hearing, the Waukesha Landmarks commission deadlocked and ultimately denied a request from the Waukesha Family YMCA to rescind the landmark designation of a house-style gas station on the corner of Broadway Street and Harwell Avenue. Voting 4-4, the commission was split on the issue, with half indicating they were not convinced that the YMCA made a good faith effort to sell the property with the designation, as required in the landmark ordinance regarding rescission. However the YMCA presented two affidavits, one from a realtor and one from a potential buyer, in support of their position that they made a good faith effort to sell the property and the designation itself was preventing the sale. Stan …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Commission to take up the issue at its October meeting.
A procedural snafu prevented the Landmark Commission from making a decision on a request from the YMCA to rescind the landmark designation for a house-style gas station at Broadway Street and Hartwell Avenue. Waukesha City Attorney Curt Meitz informed the commission that there was a procedure for notifying members of the public, the owners of the property and owners of property within 200 feet of the property about the rescission, requiring a Class 2 notice 20 days before the meeting. Meitz said he could understand the commission overlooking the procedure because the commission does not deal with it often. The procedure is used when designating of a historic district or landmark site, but it does also apply to rescission, according to …
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Waukesha Family YMCA has another month to attempt to sell house-style former gas station before requesting that the landmarks status be removed from its property.
The fate of the house-style former gas station at 422 E. Broadway will be on hold for another month after the executive director from the Waukesha Family YMCA agreed to delay the request to remove a local landmark designation from the property. While no written offers have been made on the property, a “truly 11th hour” interest in the property has been expressed, said Chris Becker, executive director of the Waukesha Family YMCA, during Wednesday’s Landmarks Commission meeting. “There has not been significant interest from the developer or business community to purchase that property because they didn’t see any business viability with the (limited square footage and landmarks designation),” Becker said. A few members on the Landmarks …
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Graduating senior Lauren Wysocki receives $1,000 scholarship.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
The Waukesha YMCA Wonders Gymnastics Team has returned from Toledo, Ohio, after a great showing at the 2011 Y of the USA Gymnastics Championships. The following are just a few of the highlights from the National Competition: For more information and to see photos from the event, please visit the Waukesha Wonders website, www.waukeshawondersgymnastics.shutterfly.com. This information came from the Waukesha Family YMCA.