Thursday, July 5, 2012
New report looks at municipal spending and debt in 2010. Where does your community rank?
A handful of villages and cities in the Milwaukee metro area considerably outpaced their fellow municipalities when it came to spending and debt levels in 2010, according to a new report from the nonpartisan Wisconsin Taxpayer Alliance. In terms of debt per capita, Saukville ($3,353) and Sturtevant ($3,157) were in the top dozen among the 243 municipalities the Madison-based organization collected data on for its annual examination of municipal spending trends. Bayside led in highest operations spending per person at $1,148, however, Village Manager Andy Pederson said that number is a bit skewed. "We cannot quantify where they get their per capita numbers from," Pederson said. "Based off of our general fund tax levy and population, our …
Sunday, June 10, 2012
The new dispatch center is open for business, now supporting all seven North Shore communities for police and fire dispatching services.
Roughly 700 days after the first movement toward a Consolidated Dispatch Center, the Bayside Village Board stood in the new entry way for the official ribbon cutting ceremony. Robb DeGraff, Sam Dickman, Bill Hersch, Eido Walny, Michael Barth and James Petersen were all in attendance, along with members of both the village hall and police departments. The new center supports dispatching services for all seven North Shore communities including Bayside, Brown Deer, Fox Point, River Hills, Glendale, Shorewood, and Whitefish Bay. The Public Policy Forum awarded the North Shore Consolidated Dispatch Services with their "Intergovernmental Cooperation" award for the work it took to negotiate and come to agreement with all seven communities. But…
Sunday, June 3, 2012
The new state-of-the-art facility allowed dispatchers to quickly and easily communicate with fire personnel, police officers and each other to minimize response times and keep the community safe.
Red, yellow and green lights lit up across the room. Talking simultaneously to multiple officers, dispatchers fielded phone calls from worried residents and got vital information to fire department officials. The new Consolidated Dispatch Center in Bayside had only been open for four days when a Glendale home exploded, putting the communications equipment and newly-formed team to the ultimate test. "During the explosion, one dispatcher just buckled down and processed as many phone calls as she could, while somebody else was getting fire dispatched out," Mary Rauenbuehler, operations manager for the center said. Bayside Police Chief Bruce Resnick said the new center allows for more extensive communication between dispatchers, police and …
Sunday, January 1, 2012
From smooth transitions to health improvements, Fox Point and Bayside is looking toward change for the New Year.
Watching the ball drop at midnight New Year’s Day is one way to ring in the new year. Many people also ring in the new year with a new hope or focus. With 2011 drawing to a close, there are the common resolutions that you might typically see in the North Shore. A lot of people try quitting a bad habit, losing weight or saving money to name a few but for the majority of people, it’s tough to keep off those bad habits. Some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions are, according to USA.gov: So what kinds of New Year’s resolutions are there in the North Shore? Tommy Talesnik, who owns Tommy’s Shoe Repair on Port Washington Road and has been a part of the community since his business opened in 1986, after he immigrated here from Russia. “…
Friday, December 2, 2011
He had warrants for four different departments, one of which was in Missouri.
A 50-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested while working on the new consolidated dispatch center construction after Bayside police realized the man had outstanding, non-felony warrants through the Milwaukee County Sheriff, Ozaukee County Sheriff, Rock County Sheriff and the Biloxi, MS Police Department. He was arrested and turned over to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
New footings have been poured and more photos are available as construction continues.
Traveled by Village Hall lately? If so, you've likely noticed the construction work taking place just north of the building. The Contractor, Riley Construction, began work in recent weeks on the new home for the consolidated dispatch center for the North Shore. The new center will be home for emergency dispatch, 9-1-1, and communications center for all seven North Shore communities, as well as the North Shore Fire Department. The new center will consolidate the centers currently located in Whitefish Bay, Brown Deer, and Bayside. With the new footings being poured today, the addition is well underway. While the consolidated center offers many benefits, some highlights include: Keep on the lookout for continual updates, and visit the …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Submissions from residents showcasing a day-in-the-life in Fox Point and Bayside.
Amid the falling, fluffy snow members of the Bayside Village Board helped with the ground breaking ceremony early Thursday morning for the new consolidated dispatch center. Editor's Note: Do you have a picture showcasing you or your family (pets included)? We want to paint a picture of what it's like to be a Bayside or Fox Point resident. If you have a picture you'd like us to use in our Village Scrapbook, email editor Sarah Worthman at: email@example.com.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
New center will provide 911 dispatch for all seven North Shore communities.
The Bayside Village Board recently awarded the contract for construction of the new North Shore Communications Center to Riley Construction. The work, which is expected to begin within the next two weeks, includes an addition to the current Village Hall and Police Department building. The northeast corner will be reconstructed to provide room for the new center, which will provide 911 dispatching services for the seven North Shore communities, as well as the North Shore Fire Department. Residents can view the progression of the construction work by visiting the Village's website photo gallery. Village crews have already transplanted landscaping from the area in advance of groundbreaking.
Friday, September 9, 2011
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 Village Hall, the Police Department, North Shore Fire Department 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 …
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
New manager says she's excited to bring it all together.
The Village of Bayside is officially welcoming a new Operations Manager for the new consolidated North Shore dispatch center, expected to be finished in spring of 2012. Mary Rauenbuehler was selected by the Village of Bayside for the position after serving as the Director of the North Shore Public Safety Communications Center. She says her new job at the consolidated dispatch center will very similar, but on a much larger scale. The new center, soon to be located at the Bayside Police Department, will serve as the main dispatch for both the North Shore police and fire department which include Bayside, Brown Deer, Fox Point, Glendale, River Hills, Shorewood and Whitefish Bay. Rauenbuehler says she’s excited to take on the new role and the…