Weekly Administrative Report
- Manager and Assistant Manager attended North Shore Managers meeting in River Hills on November 29, 2023.
- After nearly a decade with Fox Point, Village Clerk-Treasurer Kelly Meyer announced her impending retirement, effective February 1, 2024. Best wishes!
- Village clerk attended the WMCA Finance Committee Budget meeting on Monday afternoon.
- 2023 tax bill preparation is underway in the treasurer’s office; tax bills will be in the mail and on the website portal by Monday, December 18, 2023.
Department of Public Works
- DPW staff responded to a snow event on Sunday.
- MMSD’s contractor, Grunau, began excavation of the area around their manhole at Green Tree and Santa Monica this week.
- Staff received a note from the DOT regarding our reimbursement request for the Port Washington Road water main work noting revisions needed to be made to the forms submitted for payment. Staff is working on these edits with our consultant.
DPW staff have been busy with the following:
- Marked the 6-miles of sidewalks/paths with markers in advance of the winter season so that the crews know the edge of the path when snowplowing.
- Training staff on the garbage routes (new employees) and getting prepped to take over recycling collections as of January 1.
- Due to the large number of trees in the Village that have not dropped their leaves, Fox Point Public Works will continue loose leaf pick up through Wednesday, December 6th. Starting Thursday, December 7th, all leaves and other yard debris must be bagged.
- Performed catch basin cleaning in the shop, police department and the storm sewer catch basins in the Village.
- Placed cold patch on Bradley, Dean, and Yates to fill in potholes.
Water utility staff:
- Responded to a property on Gray Log who was experiencing a leaky lateral.
- Responded to a property on Allen Lane who was replacing valves and needed their water lateral froze because the curb stop could not be located.
- Worked with Grunau to turn off water at Cardinal Stritch as they experienced a water break.
In the shop:
- Received the two new scooters for when the Village begins recycling collection in January 2024. The challenge is determining where the extra equipment will be stored and how it will be stored (overnight and on the weekends).
- Packer 13 electrical issues are being evaluated.
- Performed preventative and equipment maintenance.
- Prepared items for the state auction and are monitoring the bids coming in.
- Officers were dispatched to check on the welfare of a resident after a friend was unable to contact the resident. The officers observed the resident unresponsive on the floor of the home and after further investigation determined that they were deceased. The officers completed an investigation in conjunction with the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s office and determined that no criminal act had occurred.
- Officers responded to a report of an entry in progress to their home after a subject called from outside of the residence advising of a person in the home. The officers responded with assistance from the Bayside Police Department and investigated the possible entry. The officers determined that the caller had mental health issues and did not live at the home. The caller was taken into custody for an outstanding arrest warrant related to aggravated assault.
- Officers responded to the area of Best Buy after receiving an alert that a vehicle involved in prior retail thefts was at the Riverpoint Shopping Center. The officers located the vehicle and were alerted by Best Buy staff of a retail theft. The officers located the offender after they fled to Sendik’s in Bayside and were subsequently arrested. Officers recovered $4,000 in merchandise from the recent theft and located over $30,000 in stolen merchandise in the vehicle. The subject was held on outstanding warrants from adjacent states, as well as charges of felony retail theft from Fox Point. Officers were able to associate the subject with previous thefts and referred those cases for charging by the district attorney. The investigation is ongoing as officers attempt to locate a second subject. It is believed that the subject(s) involved are affiliated with organized retail theft.
- Officers responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash that resulted in the arrest of a driver for operating while intoxicated. The officer completed a crash investigation and cited the striking driver for the OWI.
- Officers conducted a traffic stop for a moving violation after a citizen reported the vehicle was “all over the road.” The officer completed a field interview with the driver that showed signs of impairment and the driver was subsequently arrested for operating while intoxicated – 3rd offense. The case was presented to the District Attorney for charging.
- Officers met with a citizen who turned over found property to the officer. The citizen found an Apple iPad while walking. The officers attempted to identify an owner; however, were unable to locate any identifying information on the device. The property was secured for safekeeping.
- Staff met with candidates for the police investigator position after they completed all the promotional process steps. The successful candidate will be put into the position after the first of the year. Staff also began recruitment for a new police officer after receiving notice of an officer resignation.
North Shore Fire Department
- Review of documents relating to hiring of a Community Case Manager were reviewed with the North Shore Managers meeting this week. Documents are being updated based on feedback received from the group.
- Administration Staff meeting this week included discussion on 2024 Vacation Selections, operational planning and quality assurance review of emergency medical services patient care records. The Department will continue to deploy resources/staffing as is currently being done until Station 82 is re-occupied. Once Station 82 is re-occupied, the Department plans to return to resource deployment/staffing similar to what was done before Station 82 was temporarily closed.
- AC Tyk and BC Bonnell spent significant time this week preparing for transitioning the Department's Patient Care Reporting System to meet the new National Emergency Medical Services Information System (NEMSIS) Version 3.5.
- The Department continues to deal with an ongoing issue with a diesel engine on one the Department's ladder trucks. This issue has been on-going for over a year. AC Carlson and Mechanic Toth have done excellent work in working with the diesel engine manufacturer to identify specific causes of the issues caused by the vendor and not the Department's use of the diesel engine. The Department continues to discuss costs incurred by the Department relating to this vehicle with the diesel engine manufacturer.