Thursday, July 19, 2012
The monument-style sign that will have electronic reader boards, is expected to be completed within weeks.
The Greenfield Community Center sign, which will greet commuters as they travel down Cold Spring Road and Forest Home Avenue, is expected to be completed within weeks, according to Greenfield Parks and Recreation Department Director Scott Jaquish. The monument portion of the sign has been erected, and the electronic reader boards will be added soon. The sign created a bit of controversy during its approval process, but is expected to be a major source of annual income for the Community Center.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Robert Heule believes the city should cancel a lease with Clear Channel over Limbaugh's latest rant.
It's usually pretty hard for someone like national talk show host Rush Limbaugh to go "too far" but apparently that's what many feel he has done this time. Limbaugh's comments about Sandra Fluke, particularly those calling the Georgetown law student, who testified in front of Democratic members of the House of Representatives about free contraception, a slut and prostitute have struck a nerve for many across the country. The backlash has been heavy and steady on Limbaugh. On Thursday, Politico reported 45 companies have pulled their advertising from Limbaugh's show since his remarks. (For a timeline of the events involving Fluke and Limbaugh, dating back to Feb. 16, click here.) Community Activist Bob Heule believes Limbaugh's rant should …
Friday, January 20, 2012
By changing the definition of "public signs" the city created its own loophole to allow off-premises advertising in some instances.
For the better part of a year, Greenfield Parks and Recreation Director Scott Jaquish has been asked to get creative when it comes to making the city’s new Community Center run like a self-sufficient business. On Tuesday at City Hall, the city got a little creative itself to lend Jaquish a hand. The Common Council voted 4-1 in favor of amending the municipal code to define the term “public sign.” The decision was in response to Jaquish’s proposal to allow Clear Channel construct, install and pay for the upkeep of a monument-style electronic reader board sign outside the Community Center. In exchange for the sign, Clear Channel would enter into a 20-year lease with the city, agreeing to maintain the sign and pay approximately $12,000 per …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Approving the sign as presented would have violated the city's sign code.
Faced with deciding between a steady revenue stream for the city’s new Community Center and violating its own sign code, the Greenfield Common Council asked for more time. On Tuesday, the five alderpersons requested that a proposed agreement between the Parks and Recreation Department and Clear Channel, that would allow for the advertising company to install and operate a monument-style electronic reader board sign on the Community Center’s lawn, go back to the Parks and Recreation Board for some possible tweaking and fine-tuning. Approving the proposal as presented to the council Tuesday would violate the city’s sign code ordinance that does not allow off-site signage, or signage that does not directly relate back to the property the sign…
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, …