Wednesday, February 20, 2013
A resident's efforts led the Common Council to require the city to seed and mulch roadside landscaping disturbed by construction projects.
Some Brookfield homeowners learned that falling within the path of construction is somewhat similar to standing in the path of destruction. But a resolution initially proposed by 5th District Alderman Scott Berg will change that in the future. In 2012, Berg received several complaints from residents near Brookdale Drive and North Hills Drive after contractors left their ditches ungraded and unseeded after repaving a road. The new roadbed was also raised several inches, which left residents’ mailboxes out of compliance with Postal Service regulations. However, rather than seed and mulch the disturbed area, homeowners were on their own. It was the homeowner’s responsibility to seed and mulch the dirt. By its own ordinance, the city’s only …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Alderman Scott Berg says he wants to cut size of the Common Council from 14 to nine to better serve the public.
Brookfield Alderman Scott Berg is asking city leaders to begin discussions on reducing the size of the city’s Common Council in an effort to provide better service to residents. Berg is proposing the council go from 14 aldermen to nine. The number of aldermanic districts would be increased from seven to nine, so residents would go from having two alderman to one in smaller districts. “I see it as a way of improving service,” Berg said. According research Berg did on common council sizes in the state, Brookfield has a higher number of aldermen than other communities its size. For example, Wausau is represented by 11 aldermen, while New Berlin has seven aldermen to represent them. Wauwatosa has 16 aldermen, but voters there passed an …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Common Council moves forward with Trader Joe’s hearing and firefighter contract without debate, but the right turn only sign brought up a slight discussion at last night’s meeting.
Parents and guardians will see a change as they drop off and pick up at Wisconsin Hills Middle School, 18700 W. Wisconsin Ave., after the Common Council approved a right-turn-only sign installation at the outgoing west driveway. The approved resolution will add the sign to the official control map for the city, meaning the sign will be legally enforced. But Ald. Christopher Blackburn said the sign would not be a solution for traffic problems and the time restrictions were too long. He added the lettering detailing the restricted hours was small and hard to read. The right turn only restrictions will be in place from Monday through Friday 6:45 a.m. to 7:45 am and 1 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Common Council unanimously approved a labor agreement with…
Friday, September 2, 2011
Mellone filed paperwork today seeking to regain the Common Council seat she resigned from to apply for city clerk.
- Lisa Sink
Friday, September 2, 2011
Lisa Mellone said she wants to return to work as alderwoman and applied Friday to regain the job she gave up to run for city clerk. Mellone served as alderman for the southeastern 7th District from 2006 until July when she stepped down mid-term to apply for the clerk's job being vacated by Kristine Schmidt's retirement. Mellone made the first cut for the clerk post and was one of 12 candidates out of 44 applicants to be interviewed, but was not chosen as a finalist. In an interview Friday, Mellone said she never wanted to stop serving as alderwoman but thought serving as city clerk would be her "dream job" and couldn't pass up the chance to go for it. "You can sit on the sidelines your whole life or you can take some chances, so I did," …