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Bayside Board Votes to Ban Weapons

Kid-designed speed reduction signs, annual fees for home alarms and new businesses also approved.

You can take your guns to town, but don't plan on bringing them to , the , or any other municipal buildings in Bayside.

The concealed carry legislation signed into law in July by Gov. Scott Walker allows the concealed carry of firearms, Tasers and other weapons as of Nov. 1. 

The law expressly prohibits an individual from carrying a concealed weapon into a police department or a courtroom while court is in session. Otherwise, carrying a concealed weapon into any other facility is permitted, unless otherwise posted.

An ordinance unanimously approved by the Bayside Village Board Thursday night restricts firearms from being carried into village-owned facilities. Other concealed weapons would still be allowed in those buildings.

The concealed carry law specifically prevents the village from banning guns in public parks, but is included because it is a government-owned building. School grounds are already protected zones under state statute.

The board also took action on:

  • The final were on display and some of the artists even attended for photos.
  • The board took the next step in the by approving the creation of accounts for the new center.
  • The board approved an ordinance that would require a $25 annual fee and registration for homeowners with home alarm systems.
  • has also received approval from the Bayside Board to move into Audubon Court. Because the restauarant is techincally in both Fox Point and Bayside, this was the final approval needed before they could move in. 
  • Sports Arts and Framing will also be moving into Audubon Court.

Bayside Village Manager Andy Pederson also updated the board on information regarding the and the . The library is expecting their tax levy to drop by 0.3 percent in 2012 and the NSFD has said their levy will not change at all for 2012.

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