Friday, May 3, 2013
The special ribbon-cutting event happened a little more than two weeks after Dr. Dawg welcomed its first customer to its new Greenfield restaurant.
A little more than two weeks after serving its first customer at its new Greenfield restaurant, Dr. Dawg celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 3. City of Greenfield Mayor Michael Neitzke, Village of Greendale President John Hermes, the restaurant's ownership team, members of the Greenfield Chamber of Commerce and others participated in the opening and were treated to a free lunch. Dr. Dawg replaced Hooters near the corner of 76th Street and Layton Avenue in mid-April. Get great local stories like this on Facebook. Click to join us!
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Greendale's Village President implores state legislators to remove a provision in the state budget that would remove residency requirements for municipal employees.
Updated 6:45 a.m. Friday Greendale village president John Hermes asked state Legislators Thursday to remove a provision in the state budget that would remove residency requirements for municipal employees. The hearing was the first of four being held around the state to give residents the chance to have their say on Gov. Scott Walker’s 2013-15 budget. After the hearings, the committee will vote on any changes before sending their version on to the Assembly and Senate. Hermes spoke at the Joint Finance Committee hearing on the state budget held at Greendale High School. "Local taxpayers truly expect delivery of critical and urgent services from local government," Hermes said. "Collectively, we need to take a look at recent critical …
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, January 29, 2013
How did the tiny village of Greendale keep economically viable amidst the back drop of a horrible economy? Village president John Hermes talks about how they repositioned the Village in a story by the Business Journal.
When the economy tanked, Greendale grew their retail area along 76th Street and Southridge Mall. But how did this happen? Village president John Hermes talked about Greendale's redevelopment effort in a story published in the Business Journal on Tuesday. When Southridge Mall's owner, Mills Corp, declared bankruptcy they decided to take a pro-active approach to working with the new owners from the Simon Property Group. They wrote letters, came up with financial incentives and reinvisioned what the property could become, Hermes told the Business Journal. According to the story: Our challenge is always that we’re a built-out community with the exception of the availability of some limited parcels around the Southridge Mall and South 76th …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The Village Center shop owners were offended when Village President John Hermes said Village Center shops had low selection and high prices.
Article updated May 16 at 11:30 a.m. Greendale business owners, offended by comments Village President John Hermes made last week, publicly berated him at Tuesday’s Village Board meeting. During discussion at last week’s Planning Commission meeting, where commissioners discussed designs for the gateway arch, Hermes said: “There really isn’t much down here for the Greendale shopper anymore. They frequent (the Village Center) when they want to frequent it, those that know it’s here. The rest go elsewhere, where prices are better and they have more selection. That’s just a fact of life. We have to try to correct that in every manner we can.” But the owners of the Village Center shops see things differently, and they responded Tuesday night. …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
It is time to focus on 2012’s other Big Game: The Elections.
How quickly did dreams of Packer Super Bowl XLVI glory evaporate? They fell in one Giant thud, right? Like me, you are asking, “Now what?” I know the answer, but you might not like it: It is time to get back to real life. And in 2012, real life is dominated by political elections. Please do not shoot the messenger. Sure, it is a bit of let-down. Watching Donald Driver’s gleeful “I got us a first down” move will always surpass any gesture Rick Santorum can conjure. Politics, above all, are a reminder of this axiom: Life is not always about fun. Life is also about stump speeches and statutes. While a staple on the cable news, these elections may have snuck up on you, the ultimate Packer Fan. It is understandable. You have been busy …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Three trustees voted against the project because they believed the fencing replacement should be postponed.
The Village Board approved the Department of Public Works Building Upgrade Project on Tuesday with a total cost not to exceed $421,784 with a four to three vote. The project is funded in the 2011 Annual Budget through the Capital Improvement Fund. The work will be as follow: The project looks to replace all lighting in the building with new more energy efficient equipment. Other replacements and repairs would include the windows in the front section of the building, drop ceilings in the office areas and toilet rooms, floor finishes, plumbing fixtures, painting, and part of the fencing surrounding the DPW Yard. The fence is being replaced due to the unappealing look that some business owners in the Industrial Loop have expressed concern …
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Village President John Hermes accredits neighboring communities for the new developments around the Southridge Mall area.
Greendale Village President John Hermes recently had an opinion piece published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Hermes accredits neighboring communities such as, Greenfield, Franklin, Oak Creek and Hales Corners for the success of the revitalisation of the 76th Street Corridor. Hermes mentions the new Wal-Mart, construction of the senior complex, TIF district for renovation of Southridge Mall, Boston Store renovation and the coming of Macy's to the mall. Click here to read Hermes full opinion piece.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Group will hire lawyer to fight county's redistricting proposal.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
The Intergovernmental Cooperation Council, a group of Milwaukee County mayors and village presidents that includes Greendale president John Hermes, will hire a lawyer to help fight the county board's redistricting plan, according to a Journal Sentinel report. Municipal leaders have criticized the plan for consolidating "power in the hands of nearly all of the incumbents to the detriment of minority groups, historic community representations and the interests of the general public."