Friday, January 18, 2013
The city is considering an exception to an ordinance that prohibits it to allow people to smoke on a patio outside of the Community Center.
The City of Greenfield is considering a change to its smoking ordinance that would allow people who rent out the Community Center to smoke on city grounds. Parks and Recreation Director Scott Jaquish would like an exception made to the ordinance that prohibits smoking on city grounds, except for in parks, to exclude a 4-foot by 8-foot concrete patio on the north side of the Community Center, according to minutes from the November Board of Health meeting. The reason behind Jaquish’s request is the city has received complaints from neighbors, specifically those in the apartment complex across the street from the center, about people attending functions or events at the center leaving the area to smoke in their neighborhood. Some neighbors …
Friday, June 22, 2012
With a great location near several business along the 76th Street shopping corridor, coupled with beautiful landscaping, the new Community Center terrace could become a popular lunch, relaxation spot.
Looking for a new spot to read a book or grab lunch while enjoying the nice weather? I've got just the spot for you. Work on the beautiful new Community Center terrace is complete. The project just south of the building began in late April, and the site now includes two concrete benches, several round picnic-style tables, a brick patio and gorgeous landscaping. The terrace was made possible by a generous donation from longtime Greenfield resident Bill Radler. Radler, the former director at Boerner Botanical Gardens donated several trees, shrubs and flowers for the terrace, and paid all the labor on a project with a price tag of more than $100,000. With a great location near several business along the 76th Street shopping corridor, the …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The Greenfield Department of Parks & Recreation is hosting a community Health Check Fair on Friday. The fair gives older adults and caregivers the opportunity to interact with health, wellness and service providers.
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- David Cotey
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The Greenfield Department of Parks & Recreation is hosting a community Health Check Fair on Friday. The free fair, to be held from 11 am. to 1 p.m. at the Greenfield Community Center, 7215 W. Cold Spring Rd., gives older adults and caregivers the opportunity to interact with health, wellness and service providers and become more familiar and aware of the wide range of services available in the surrounding area. Adults and caregivers can: Speaker Jay Wedelberger, Heritage Senior Living Community Relations Coordinator, will present Medication Safety and Fall Preventions seminars in Activity Room B. Medication Safety: 11:15-11:45 a.m. When taking medications it is important to know... Falls Prevention: noon-12:45 p.m. Falls and fall related …
Friday, May 4, 2012
The city's Arbor Day celebration will focus on the areas around City Hall and the Community Center.
On a dreary and soggy Friday morning, steps were being taken to make Greenfield's City Hall campus vibrant and beautiful. Division of Public Works employees were busy digging holes for 29 trees and 30 rose bushes to be planted during the city's annual Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday. Meanwhile, employees of Terra-Firma Landscaping Inc. worked earnestly on the area south of the Community Center, where a new terrace is being built thanks to a generous donation by longtime Greenfield resident Bill Radler. "When you mix a substantial gift, a tremendous effort from staff and volunteers, and a real desire to make something special, you get a result that the entire city can be proud of," Mayor Michael Neitzke said. Radler, the former director …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
The city's annual celebration will focus improving the area around City Hall and the Greenfield Community Center.
In two short weeks, the Greenfield Beautification Committee will be focusing its annual Arbor Day Celebration efforts cleaning, and green-ing up the City Hall campus. But initial steps have already been taken. In recent weeks, City Forester Dennis Fermenich identified several declining ash trees around City Hall and the Community Center, trees susceptible to Emerald Ash Borer. The trees, as well as several large shrubs, were marked with pink ribbons and taken down by Division of Public Works employees. The good news, according to a recent Patch column submitted by Fermenich, is the citizens of Greenfield will "restore healthy trees and shrubs to City Hall, thanks to the help of a Wisconsin DNR Urban forestry grant, Greenfield DPW, Arbor …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Sharon Meier and a host of others will be recognized at the department's annual banquet.
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- David Cotey
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Recently retired administrative assistant Sharon Meier headlines a list of 2011 award recipients to be honored at the Greenfield Department of Parks and Recreation annual hall of fame and staff recognition banquet. The banquet is Friday, Feb. 17, at the Community Center, 7215 W. Cold Spring Rd. Meier retired in October after 18 years with the department and is this year's hall of fame inductee. Meier will not be in attendance but will join the awards ceremony via Skype from Alaska, where she and her husband now reside. In addition, Vickie Strachota has been named employee of the year and John Kubeny is the 2011 park employee of the year. Other award recipients are: Also, the Greenfield Division of Public Works, Don Roehl, Cilla Baker and …
Monday, December 19, 2011
Residents will have a chance to weigh in on the Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center's proposed move from Southridge Mall to Greenfield.
Operators of the Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center - and the animals that rely on the center's services - will find out if Christmas comes early at Tuesday's Common Council Meeting. There will be a public hearing to discuss the special use permit required by the center to move from Southridge Mall to 5101 West Loomis Road, the location formerly operated by Custom Design Associates. Another interesting item on the council's agenda is a request from the city's Parks and Recreation Department director Scott Jaquish for a sign code waiver to allow the city's Community Center to place an electronic reader board sign, paid for by Clear Channel, on the north end of its lot. At a Planning Commission meeting earlier this month, the board split, 3-3, …
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
The Greenfield Parks and Recreation Department has a proposal on the table for a new electronic reader board that does not follow the city's sign code.
High upon Parks and Recreation Director Scott Jaquish’s Christmas list is an electronic reader board to compliment the city’s beautiful new Community Center. The center, formerly the city’s library, has been open since July and since then has been adorned only with a static sign on the north end of the lot that still reads “Future Home of the Greenfield Community Center.” At Tuesday’s 6:30 p.m. Plan Commission meeting at City Hall, Jaquish, along with Mark Rausch of Clear Channel, will ask for a sign waiver that would allow Clear Channel to construct a reader board monument that stands 8 ½ feet high and 14 feet long. The actually reader board would be 6 feet high and 12 feet long. “It’s a beautiful board,” Jaquish said. “Clear Channel said…
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
The library, community center and police station will be open to those who need it.
In response to the extended period of severe heat and humidity, the City of Greenfield has opened several cooling stations where residents can go to escape the heat. They include the Greenfield Community Center and Greenfield Public Library, open from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and the Greenfield Police Department, which is open 24 hours through Friday night. In addition, Greendale Patch has compiled a list of Greendale locations that will also provide relief to the extreme temperatures, including Southridge Mall. In a statement issued by the city through email, phone calls and on the city's website, officials told residents of the National Weather Service's extreme heat warning in effect for the …
Monday, July 11, 2011
The city new facility was both much needed and highly anticipated.
When it comes to the nuts and bolts of a community, the City of Greenfield’s wish list is just about complete. With the grand opening of the city's new community center, 7215 W. Cold Spring Rd., Saturday, the infrastructure of buildings that meet citizens' service needs are in place and will be for years. “Every single building that’s required for this city for the next couple decades is done,” Mayor Michael Neitzke said at Saturday’s ribbon-cutting at the Community Center. “The Law Enforcement Center, the fire stations, the DPW garage, the community center, the library, it’s all done.” What’s more is those facilities were built or upgraded economically. The library is a recycled police department, and the brand-spanking new community …