- Village Hall is closed December 22 and 25, and January 1, in observance of the Christmas and New Years holidays.
- Manager and Assistant Manager attended the North Shore Managers meeting held in Shorewood on December 20.
- Staff continued to process tax collections.
- If you have questions about your bill, Staff are happy to answer what we can, so please ask! The Village are simply the collector of taxes, so we may not be able to answer for other taxing entities (such as the school district or MATC), but we will do our best to explain the math involved.
Department of Public Works
- Weekly garbage and recycling will be pushed back one day for the weeks of December 25th and January 1st.
- Reminder: Beginning January 2nd, Fox Point Public Works staff will be performing recycling collections.
- Staff received notification from the Department of Natural Resources that our Urban Forestry grant was selected to receive approximately $24,000 in funding for the 2024 re-inventory of the Village street trees. Kudos to our Village Forester and DPW Admin and staff for preparing the grant application and submitting the materials to the DNR.
- Liesener Topsoil is on site grinding the leaves collected during the season. Eventually, they will haul the leaves off site for composting.
- Staff participated in a conference call with Baxter & Woodman to discuss the 99% review drawings for Bradley Road. The project will be advertised for bid in early January. Bids will be opened late January and the plan is to award the project in February.
DPW staff have been busy with the following:
- Garbage and yard waste collections.
- Constructing retaining walls on Beach Drive around trees to prevent too much soil from being situated over the roots.
- Raised a storm sewer manhole rim, which was previously buried, on a pipe segment on Beach Drive.
- Installed white posts at the turnarounds on Beach Drive.
- Performed some ditching activities and cleaned grates (with the anticipation of rain coming this weekend).
- Performed forestry work – including tree pruning.
- Water utility staff:
- Repaired a main line valve at the intersection of Yates and Fairchild. Staff will be replacing non-functioning or poorly functioning valves over the next three to six months.
- Performed utility locates.
- Responded to a handful of water bill complaints.
- Worked with contractors on proposed connections to the sanitary and water for homes being built on Beach Drive.
In the shop:
- Performed repairs to the door handle on Truck #113.
- Performed repairs to the door on Scooter #109.
- Replaced the tires on garbage scooters.
- Received word that the new packer may arrive in the next couple of weeks.
- Performed preventative and equipment maintenance.
- Cleaned equipment and vehicles.
- Staff completed their annual “neck-up check-up” with First Responder Psychological Services. This annual activity is part of our department mental health and wellness program to ensure officers have resources available to them for proper mental health and stress reduction. The psychologists will also respond in the event of a critical incident or to conduct debriefings after significant events.
- Officers assisted Glendale police with a vehicle pursuit that entered Fox Point. The vehicle was stopped using tire deflation devices and the occupants were taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit. All criminal charges will be handled by Glendale police.
- Officers met with a resident who reported their vehicle was stolen from the parking lot of an apartment complex approximately 2 weeks prior. The resident located the vehicle and recovered it in the City of Milwaukee on their own. No further investigation will occur.
- Officers responded to a report of a retail theft at Best Buy that resulted in the arrest of two subjects. The subjects were stopped in their vehicle after leaving the scene and one person attempted to flee on foot prior to arrest. One officer was injured during the arrest. The subjects were transported to the criminal justice facility and the case will be reviewed by the district attorney.
- Officers met with a resident who applied for a job on InDeed and shortly after an interview, received a fraudulent check in the mail. The resident identified the potential fraud and ceased all communication with the ‘company.’ The resident did not suffer any loss and will monitor their personal information for possible fraudulent activity.
- Officers met with a parent who came to the police department to report a physical assault to their child that occurred at school. The officers completed an investigation and referred the parent to the school administration. The officer met with the school to develop a plan for the complaint.
- Officers responded to a report of suspicious activity after a male subject was observed looking in the windows of a home. Residents are asked to call police immediately for any suspicious activity they observe. Residents are the most familiar with the “normal” activity on their block.
- Officers assisted Whitefish Bay police with a traffic stop on a vehicle that was reported driving erratically. The driver was arrested by Whitefish Bay police for OWI and will be prosecuted by their agency.
- Officers responded to assist Brown Deer police with a possible shooting at an apartment complex.
- Officers responded to a report of disorderly conduct at Walgreen’s after a customer refused to move their car from the drive-thru while waiting for a prescription to be filled. The subject left prior to officers arrival.
North Shore Fire Department
- Staff attended the North Shore Managers meeting to finalize details of the Community Case Manager position and services included in the 2024 Fire Department Budget. Details will be presented at the January Fire Department Board of Directors Meeting.
- The Fire Commission met on Thursday and took the following actions:
- Approved the promotion of Firefighter/Paramedic Kenneth Llamas to Fire Lieutenant.
- Approved the completion of probationary periods for:
- Assistant Chief Daniel Tyk
- Battalion Chief Kevin Bonnell
- Captain David Keckeisen
- Fire Lieutenant Christopher Miller
- Fire Lieutenant Kevin Eggert
- Approved hiring of Firefighter Interns pending completion of background and medical exam:
- Corey Gotay
- Amelia Flint
- Jordan Santiago
- Emily (Emry) Pakula
- Kennedy Steinberg
- The Administrative Staff and Captains attended the December Staff Meeting and celebrated the holidays with a potluck during the meeting.