News & Notes: July 30

July 29, 2009

Shop's lights comply after change in code

Fox Point - Light fixtures at the Fox Point Shops can stay as they are after a change to the village code. Last month, David Weiss, a partner in General Capital which owns the strip mall, told the Village Board that the light fixtures were higher than the 12-feet allowed under the code.

The lights themselves are at the 12-foot level, but the top of the goose-neck fixture was 2 feet higher.

The board adopted a revision to the code, stipulating that the height should be measured to the light source, not the top of the pole.

City revises open intoxicant sales ordinance

Glendale - The Common Council on Monday night expanded its ordinance relating to the sale of open intoxicants at places such as gas stations and chain stores to prohibit the sale of liquor and wine in closed containers in those businesses. The move was prompted by recent news that Walgreens wants to add beer and wine sales at its area stores.

The ordinance prohibits wine and liquor sales at convenience stories, drug stores, pharmacies and "other stores where commodities are sold such as gasoline, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics or other non-food products."

School Board adds third-grade class

Brown Deer - The School Board on Monday night added an additional third-grade class because of higher than anticipated enrollment in that grade. Enrollment as of early this week was 100 children.

The district will have five sections of third grade with the additional section. Spokeswoman Barb Fleming said the district is interviewing prospective teachers for the class.

District renews contract with Johnson Controls

Brown Deer - The School District on Monday night renewed its facilities management agreement with Johnson Controls for July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010. The agreement covers the services of Robert Pocza, who serves as site operations supervisor or facilities manager for the district and for an administrative assistant who works for Pocza. The cost for a year is $180,168. The district pays Johnson Controls $45,042 per quarter.

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