Thursday, May 16, 2013
Local experts weigh in on respecting the coyote in the Village of Bayside.
In the Village of Bayside, coyotes have always had a negative connotation. From eyeing citizens at night to attacking small dogs, one can see why coyotes might not have the same appeal majestic appeal as say deer. However, some local experts said there should be no need to fear coyotes. Bayside Police Captain Scott McConnell has dealt with coyotes since he started working at the village 27 years ago. Within the ranks of the police department, he considers himself the “coyote person.” Over McConnell’s career at the police department, he has educated residents about coyotes such as telling residents not to leave their pets out overnight or even to leave steaks on the grill after a big cookout. Even with the aid of education, the initial …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Along with Bayside crews, officials from the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District are on scene pumping out a sanitary sewer line into another manhole.
Crews plan to work late Thursday night attempting to narrow down the cause of a blocked sewer line, which caused sewage to backup near a Brown Deer Road garden center. At 7 Thursday morning, crews began investigating the blocked sewer near the Bayside Garden Center. As of 5 p.m., Bayside and Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District were still attempting to find the cause of the blocked line, Village Manager Andy Pederson said. Pederson told Patch crews expect to continue work until 2 a.m. Crews are pumping wastewater out of sanitary sewer line and into a manhole down the block in an effort to clear the pipe and investigate the blockage. Once they have the line cleared, crews can use cameras to find the cause, Pederson explained. …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
The Business Journal's Eureka Award recognizes the village's annual Community Clean-Up Day and environmental sustainability goals.
Bayside is proud to announce that it will be awarded an inaugural Eureka Award by the Milwaukee Business Journal. The Village was selected in the Environment Category in recognition of the annual Community Clean-Up Day events and long-term sustainability goals. The Eureka Awards recognize innovation and creativity in business, education, the arts and other programs for businesses, individuals and organizations throughout the Milwaukee area. Thank you goes out to the Bayside Village Board of Trustees, Village Staff, the many volunteers at the events, and the partnerships that have been created to make this unique event a way to properly dispose of nearly every item one can have in their home in an environmental friendly manner. At the …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The 2012 Village of Bayside State of the Village report is out and commitment to our core values helps maintain a balance between services and responsiveness to the community.
Another year of great challenge has come and gone. As we reflect on this past year in the 2012 State of the Village, our community and organization has experienced challenge, excitement, innovation, and success. The Village continues to be guided by five strategic initiatives, Fiscal Integrity, Civic Commitment, Service Excellence, Citizen Engagement, and Sustainability. The Village has taken the most idealistic thoughts and shaped them into reality. 2012 marked a year of great success. Even with the many accomplishments, we all have come to realize that the status quo no longer works. Commitment to our core values helps maintain a balance between service and responsiveness to our community and to the fiscal challenges that are present …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Learn about coyote behavior and their impact on the local community, specifically with regards to coyotes in urban settings, their behaviors, and options for coexisting.
Bayside will host an coyote informational workshop at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6 in the Bayside Middle School cafeteria, 601 E. Ellsworth Lane. Everyone is invited to learn more about these animals calling the North Shore home. Participants can park in the north parking lot, located off of Ellsworth Lane. This workshop will cover coyote behavior and their impact on the local community, specifically with regards to coyotes in urban settings, their behaviors, and options for coexisting. Main presenters include Urban Wildlife Specialist Lynsey White-Dasher from the Humane Society of the United States, and Wildlife Biologist Tom Isaac from the Wisconsin DNR. They will outline and demonstrate several issues, including:
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Make sure leaves and yard waste are curbside by 7 a.m. Wednesday for the last pick up of the year.
Due to the mild temperatures, weather permitting, Bayside will collect yard waste one more time this year. All yard waste should be curbside by this Wednesday morning at 7 am. The village will also be hosting a drop off period from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. This drop off period will be for leaves, yard waste, and recyclables. Loose leaf collection will resume and the final collection will be conducted starting Monday, Nov. 26. Find Bayside's loose leaf collection schedule online here.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Bring your paper for shredding, latex paint or other waste for proper disposal Saturday.
Bring your garbage, recycling, shreddables and old paint, Bayside is hosting another cleanup day Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the south parking lot at Village Hall. This collection is for Bayside residents only, and identification is required. The Village is asking residents to donate to participate. Each resident will be asked to donate three non-perishable food items to benefit Hunger Task Force, or a monetary donation to benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Residents will be able to dispose of: • Excess garbage and recycling • Documents for shredding • TV’s and dehumidifiers • Scrap metal • Latex paint (preferably dried) • Donations for Goodwill • Old cell phones • Used ink cartridges • Household batteries • Used motor oil In …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Village streets get a facelift in Bayside.
Construction continues along Bayside Drive, Tennyson Drive, and West Ellsworth Lane. Stark Asphalt began paving Tennyson Drive and Standish Place, as well as Bayside Drive on Thursday. The final lift of asphalt will likely be laid on West Ellsworth Lane early next week. In addition, Praeger Excavation continues their ditching and area regrading along both Bayside Drive and Tennyson Drive to aid in stormwater drainage. After all of the ditching maintenance has been completed, a landscape contractor will be on site to finish all restoration and seeding as needed. While work was expected to be completed by Friday, some road integrity issues have delayed the project by only a few days. Keep up-to-date with the most recent project timelines …
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
With nearly an inch falling per hour, Bayside slipped through the night with no major flooding issues.
The skies darkened, the wind picked up, and the rain just kept falling. In only one day, the National Weather Service says Milwaukee received nearly three and one-half inches of rain, with Bayside picking up 1.99 inches. Village Manager Andy Pederson says it's the on-again-off-again rain pattern that kept the water draining properly. "Even if you get a 15-minute break in a rainstorm, it lets the water flow and start moving," Pederson said. The village has pits that can hold massive amounts of water and when they get to a certain point, an alarm goes off. Village crews were called in Tuesday night around 10 p.m. to take a look at the lift stations and reset the alarms, making sure all the water was draining properly. They stayed until 2 a.…
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Police Department will provide training, vests and paddles.
Kids will travel through Bayside a little safer this summer. Volunteer crossing guards will help them get through some of the busiest intersections in Bayside. At the Village Board meeting Thursday evening, the board unanimously approved an ordinance that gives volunteer crossing guards the legal right to stop traffic to assist kids, along with bright, high-visibility vests, signs and training. "What this is doing is giving them legal authority," said Village Attorney Christopher Jaekels. While these positions are voluntary, part of the ordinance states that the crossing guards are required to be trained and supervised by local police. Bayside Police Lt. Tom Henkel said that those bases are very well covered. "They're not going to be …