A proposal that would lay the groundwork for a Mormon church sanctuary on an unused section of Arlington Cemetery cleared the Greenfield Plan Commission on Tuesday.
Arlington Cemetery, 4001 S. 27th St., is asking to create three parcels, one of which could accommodate the church on its 5.1 acres.
The cemetery's request could be discussed by the Common Council, which must ultimately approve the plan, as early as next week, though a public hearing on the Mormon church plan itself won't be held until Dec. 4.
Planning commissioners also approved an unrelated request, a proposed meditation garden.
Kopp's Frozen Custard, 7601 W. Layton Ave., is proposing illuminated panels for the meditation garden it wants to create. Fence panels would be separated by glass artwork cubes, which can be internally illuminated. That issue could also be discussed as early as next week before the council.
A man claiming to be a We Energies employee went into a Greenfield grocery store and demanded cash, stating the business was past due.
According to the Greenfield police report:
The owner of Holyland Grocery, 2755 W. Ramsey Ave., reported an attempted theft at 4:20 p.m. Nov. 27. The caller told police an unknown person, described as a white male in his 30s and wearing a white, lab-type coat, came into the store claiming to be from We Energies. The caller said the man demanded cash by stating the business account was past due at about 3:55 p.m. Nov. 27.
When the man was told there was no cash in the business, he said he would return in an hour. The owner contacted We Energies, who confirmed that his business was up to date in payments.
A former Greenfield police officer was fined $1,500 Wednesday and ordered to perform 200 hours of community service for violently throwing a woman into a jail holding cell in July.
Thomas Roszak, 30, who was suspended following the incident, resigned from the department Nov. 1. He was initially charged with felony misconduct in office but pleaded no contest Wednesday to misdemeanor battery as part of an agreement with prosecutors.
Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Glenn Yamahiro also imposed, but suspended, a 30-day jail sentence for Roszak, meaning he could be forced to serve that aspect of the sentence if he fails to meet the other conditions within six months.
In contrast to Roszak's attorney and the prosecutor's characterization of the offense as a shove, Yamahiro, who watched video of the incident, said it was more like the victim was thrown "like a sack of potatoes," according to her attorney.
Amanda Luke, 30, of Oak Creek had been arrested on charges of driving while revoked, and with a prohibited blood alcohol concentration and fleeing an officer.» Read Full Article
A Greenfield police officer has resigned as part of a plea agreement to resolve criminal charges filed against him for throwing a woman violently into a jail cell.
Thomas Roszak, 30, was scheduled to enter a plea to a lesser charge and be sentenced Wednesday, but the case was reset to Nov. 27 because of an ongoing jury trial before Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Glenn Yamahiro.
Roszak was charged in September with misconduct in office, a felony, in relation to the July 27 incident, but is now expected to plead to a misdemeanor charge.
Greenfield Police Chief Bradley Wentlandt suspended Roszak after the incident, and he resigned from the department Nov. 1, Wentlandt said.
Amanda Luke, 30, of Oak Creek, had been arrested on charges of driving while revoked, and with a prohibited blood alcohol concentration and fleeing an officer. According to the complaint against Roszak, he had removed Luke from a holding cell for booking, but when he ordered her to return to the cell she placed her hands on his chest and addressed him with a vulgarity.» Read Full Article
2013 WIAA State Boys Volleyball Tournament photo gallery with more images from this weekend's state finals at Wisconsin Lutheran College.We've just updated our
Marquette defeated Germantown, 21-25, 25-20, 23-25, 25-22, 15-12, to win the state title.
Marquette earned its spot in the finals with victories over Westosha Central and Brookfield East.
Germantown reached the finals with victories over Middleton and Catholic Memorial. The Warhawks rallied from two-set deficits in both contests.
A Greenfield Plan Commission discussion of a controversial cellphone tower proposed for a residential neighborhood had to be put off Tuesday because the AT&T application for the tower was not complete.
Four nearby residents came to Tuesday's meeting to object to the more than 70-foot tower. Typically, cellphone towers are not erected within residentially zoned areas, but this one would be on the property of a neighborhood tavern, which has commercially zoned.
AT&T has said it wants to erect the tower because the area has no or weak reception for its cellphone network.
Provided that the application is complete, the Plan Commission will welcome comments on the tower at its Dec. 10 meeting, when the matter is expected to be discussed again. However, an official public will be set for a later date.
A woman called 911 in Greenfield because she said she was shorted gas when her gas gauge didn't go up much after putting $10 in her tank.
According to the Greenfield police report:
The woman was at BP Gas, 4405 W. Loomis Road, about 9 p.m. Nov. 8. She called 911 to report she was having a dispute with the attendants at the station.
When police arrived on the scene the caller said she got shorted on gas because her gas gauge didn't go up much after she put $10 worth of gas in her tank.
The responding officer advised the woman that her complaint was a civil matter.
Whether you think it's coming too early or are embracing it whole-heartedly, snow is here in the Milwaukee area.
And people around the area were sharing their thoughts - and photos - on Twitter, Instagram and more.
Take a look at some of the photos and videos that were shared in the MyCommunityNOW Storify story of the first snowfall of 2013.
MyCommunityNOW/Lake Country Publications suburban football poll on the strength of a 36-3 victory over Germantown in Friday's Level 3 contest.Arrowhead has moved back to the top spot in the
Former No. 1 Homestead lost to Kimberly, 37-7. Undefeated Greendale, a 41-27 winner over Plymouth in Level 3, is second in the poll.
Visit Push for the Playoffs for the rest of the poll, Coaches Confidential, You Make the Call and more.
The West Allis-West Milwaukee School District is buying a former Heritage Christian School building and likely will turn it into a new middle or elementary school.
The School Board unanimously approved the purchase of the property for nearly $1.9 million Monday night, Superintendent Kurt Wachholz said. Wacchholz said the market value of the building, which is in foreclosure, is about $5 million.
"It is a significant opportunity for us at that price," he said in a telephone interview.
Wachholz said only minor repairs such as painting would be needed, according to a property evaluation that was done. He said he expects the building could be used as a school in fall 2014, and community recreation programs could begin soon after the purchase.
The original building at 1300 S. 109th St. was built in 1921 and remodeled in 1960. The school district sold it in 1987 to Heritage Christian Schools, which completed a $9 million, 38,000-square-foot expansion in 2006 before running into financial difficulties.» Read Full Article
WIAA boys state soccer photo gallery with images from today's Division 4 title game between University School and The Prairie School. USM won, 1-0.We've just updated the MyCommunityNOW
The state soccer photo gallery also features images from Muskego's 1-0 victory over Arrowhead in the Division 1 semifinals; Cedarburg's 2-1 win over Whitefish Bay in the Division 2 semifinals; Notre Dame's 1-0 victory over Pewaukee in the Division 3 semifinals; and University School's 1-0 victory over Sturgeon Bay in the Division 4 semifinals.
Homestead, South Milwaukee, Messmer/Shorewood, Brookfield Central, Sussex Hamilton, Whitefish Bay, Brookfield East and Greenfield all faced off in Level 1 of the WIAA football playoffs Friday.
As always, fans and reporters were on Twitter and other social networks. Read the MyCommunityNOW Storify social media story of the games.
From Oct. 23-25, those who rent a $10 golf cart at six Milwaukee County Parks golf courses will have green fees waived.
For parties, each player would pay $10 for a share of an available cart and play for free. If all carts are rented golfers may walk on for free.
"The weather is beautiful — it's just a bit cooler," said Assistant Recreation Chief Joe Mronzinski. "There's still time to get some quality play in this season, and for the next three days, your green fee is free."
Reservations can be made over the phone at (414) 475-6222 or online at milwaukeecountygolfcourses.com.
Participating courses are:» Read Full Article
A preliminary hearing will be held by the Greenfield Police and Fire Commission on whether to fire a police officer who is accused of flinging a woman in custody into a holding cell and calling her a vulgar name.
The preliminary hearing before the Police and Fire Commission will be held at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 2 in the municipal court, 5300 W. Layton Ave.
Officer Thomas Roszak has been charged by the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office with misconduct in the July 27 incident at the Greenfield Police Station. According to the complaint, Roszak was helping book a woman for drunken driving and fleeing an officer when the woman refused to return to the holding cell. According to the complaint, she put her hands on his chest and told Roszak that she hated him.
He is alleged to have lifted her up and carried her vertically to the cell and to have tossed her in. The complaint says she fell to the floor, hitting a stool affixed to the floor on her way down. The complaint says she suffered bruises, but that the officer called her a vulgar name and closed the cell door without checking for injuries.
Police Chief Bradley Wentlandt is seeking to dismiss Roszak.» Read Full Article
NOW/Lake Country suburban football poll by holding off a rally by Germantown to clinch at least a share of its 13th consecutive North Shore Conference title.The Homestead football team retains its No. 1 ranking in the
You can see the rest of the teams ranked in the poll, get a capsule look at schools who have clinched playoff spots, learn what coaches really think, and much more at the Push for the Playoffs special section.
2013 suburban Milwaukee trick-or-treat times, featuring activities from Milwaukee County, Ozaukee County, Washington County and Waukesha County.We've just posted our comprehensive listing of