Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Hermes told the Village Board response times for off-duty employees must be taken into consideration by the State Legislature, and that he plans to attend the budget hearing on Thursday to say just that.
When the Wisconsin State Legislature’s Joint Committee of Finance makes its way to Greendale for a public hearing Thursday, you can expect Village President John Hermes to take his turn at the microphone. Hermes plans to ask legislators to reconsider the inclusion by Gov. Scott Walker in his biennial budget a provision that ends residency requirements for public workers. The provision, which was recently backed by Mahlon Mitchell, head of the state’s firefighters’ union, would give public workers across the state the freedom to live wherever they choose. But Hermes said Greendale’s residency requirements are important. The Village does not require public workers to live within the Village, but they do have to live within a 15-mile radius …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Carl Genz and Ronald Barbian were re-elected Tuesday to the Greendale Village Board.
Greendale Village Board incumbents Carl Genz and Ronald Barbian won re-election Tuesday. According to unofficial results, Barbian tallied 41 percent of the vote (2,192 votes) while Genz had 35 percent (1,906 votes). Challenger Jason Cyborowski pulled in 23 percent (1,227 votes). Incumbents also prevailed in the race for Greendale School Board. All results are unofficial until certified by the Board of Canvassers. Barbian, 59, is a vice president at BMO Financial Group. He touted his six years of experience on the Village Board, saying the village has been able to keep taxes relatively steady during that time. Genz said he also wanted to continue his efforts to minimize taxes in Greendale. The 56-year-old semi-retired carpenter was first …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Here's all the information you need to know about where to vote in Greendale and background on the candidates.
Tuesday, April 2, is Election Day in Greendale, and Patch has everything you need to know before you head to the polls. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you need information on where to vote and who’s on the ballot you’ll find it here. Village Board of Trustees (2 seats) Read more about the Village Board race School Board (3 seats) Read more about the School Board race Milwaukee County Board - District 17 Read more about the County Board race Milwaukee County Circuit Court (Branch 45) Read more about the Branch 45 race Milwaukee County Circuit Court (Branch 11) Milwaukee County Circuit Court (Branch 26) State Supreme Court Read more about the State Supreme Court race State Superintendent of Schools Read more about the state …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
An ad hoc committee suggested the village immediately clear out any hazardous materials and offer the building for sale, but officials aren't ready to do that.
Eventually, the Village of Greendale will make a move to either sell or rehabilitate the former police and fire building. But that time is not now. On March 19, the Village Board decided to ignore the recommendation from the Historic Downtown ad hoc committee suggesting the Village immediately abate hazardous materials in the building, develop a marketing strategy to try to sell the building during the Village’s 75th anniversary year and keep the building on the market for two years. Asbestos abatement would cost approximately $20,000. The building, however, qualifies for the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives program, which offers a 20 percent federal tax credit for qualified rehabilitation expenses. Village President John …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Genz is one of three candidates running in the April 2 election for two Greendale Village Board seats.
Name: Carl Genz Address: 4504 Skylark Lane Age: 56 Occupation: semi-retired carpenter; Village Trustee Education: Greenfield High School, 1975; University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 1979 Family: I have been blessed with a beautiful wife and four wonderful children and recently a terrific daughter-in-law. How long have you lived in the Greendale? 24 years Have you held or run for political office? 2007 Village Trustee (successful in primary, unsuccessful in general election; 2009 Village Trustee (unsuccessful); 2010 Village Trustee (successful - currently serving first term) Related experience: Boy Scout Troop 506, Greendale; Greendale High School Citizen Advisory Committee; United Brotherhood of Carpenters
Barbian is one of three candidates running in the April 2 election for two Greendale Village Board seats.
Name: Ronald Barbian Address: 8875 Greenhill Lane Age: 59 Occupation: Vice President currently assigned to the Operations Division at BMO Financial Group; Village Trustee Education: Graduate of Greendale High School; Graduate of University of Wisconsin-Parkside (bachelor's degree) Family: Married 36 years to wife Wendy; two children both graduates of Greendale High School How long have you lived in the Greendale? 59 years Have you held or run for political office? Elected twice to the Village Board, 2007-present Related experience: Former Loaned executive to United Way Of Greater Milwaukee; former recipient of Spirit of Greendale award from Greendale Chamber of Commerce; member of Village Board Finance Committee; recipient of leadership …
Cyborowski is one of three candidates running in the April 2 election for two Greendale Village Board seats.
Name: Jason Cyborowski Address: 6030 Doyle St. Age: 34 Occupation: Vice President of J&J Contractors I, LLC.; real estate saleperson with Shorewest Realtors (Greendale office) Education: Parkway Christian Academy; Oak Creek High School Family: wife Kelly and daughters Jayla and Johanna How long have you lived in the Greendale? 3 years Have you held or run for political office? no Related experience: Vice President of J&J Contractors where I run day-to-day operations and manage employees while maintaining customer satisfaction.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Other than political experience, not much separates the three candidates when it comes to what they hope to see the Village accomplish in the future.
If you’re looking for a flashy candidate that has wildly different ideas from the rest of the field, you’ll have to look further than the Greendale Village Trustee race. That’s because for the most part, incumbents Ronald Barbian and Carl Genz and challenger Jason Cyborowski are on the same page. The trio is vying for a pair of available Village Board seats in the April 2 election, and about the only thing separating them is experience. Barbian is seeking a third term on the board and Genz a second; this is Cyborowski first attempt at an elected office. About 40 potential voters listened in as the three candidates weighed in on key issues facing the Village during a nearly two-hour forum in the multi-purpose room at Greendale High School …
Friday, March 22, 2013
The House of Harley-Davidson will likely be allowed to offer motorcycle safety lessons in the Southridge Mall parking lot starting next month.
The Southridge Mall parking lot will likely once again be home to motorcycle training starting this April through October. On Tuesday, Village Board trustees agreed to send a proposal by House of Harley-Davidson, 6221 W. Layton Ave., Greenfield, to hold motorcycle safety training classes in northeast corner of the mall parking lot to the Village planning commission. House of Harley has used the lot the last two years. “I went to it last year and watched and they do a nice job of keeping it under controlled,” Village trustee Ronald Barbian said. The classes, if approved, will be Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. They will feature no more than 12 students and two instructors. Students will use Buell Blast, single-cylinder …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The Greendale Historical Society, which has secured more than $200,000 for the renovations, is expected to be among the bidders and will likely be awarded the project.
Citing a technicality and the suggestion of the Village attorney, the Greendale Village Board decided to put the remaining construction projects needed to turn the Hose Tower / Grounds Building at 5699 Parking St., into a cultural center out for bid. The decision came Tuesday even though it is widely understood that the Greendale Historical Society, through local, state and federal grants as well as significant private donations and pledges, will be tackling the project. “We were under the impression we didn’t have to publicly bid it, but (bidding) was brought up by the Historical Society,” Village Manager Todd Michaels told trustees Tuesday. “We had our attorney look into it. … We have to bid it, but the irony is, the Historical Society …