News & Notes: Jan. 14

Jan. 14, 2014

City gets tougher

on snow removal

Greenfield — City officials have gotten one too many calls from apartment dwellers who cannot get from the driveway onto the street because plows have left a heap of snow in the way.

Last week, the Greenfield Common Council extended city authority to warn owners of apartments and other buildings serving the public to clear driveways of snow so people can drive in and out — or the city will do it for them and charge them.

The city already does that for sidewalks that are not attended required.

Flu shots still available

and recommended

West Allis — It's still not too late to get a flu shot, and the West Allis-West Milwaukee Health Department is urging unvaccinated people to do just that.

Flu shots are given during regular immunization clinic times — 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 12:30 to 4 p.m. Thursdays at the department, 7120 W. National Ave. Appointments are not necessary during those times.

Evening clinic hours are available by appointment at (414) 302-8600.

Children 6 months to 18 years of age on BadgerCare or with no vaccine coverage and adults on BadgerCare or covered by Medicare Part B can receive free flu shots. Health insurance cards should be brought to the clinics. The regular cost of the flu vaccine is $25.

New wellness business

opens in West Allis

West Allis — Motivation Central Station, a new health and wellness business, has opened its doors at 2185 S. 83rd St.

The business offers weekly classes in developing what owner Jim Rauth calls the eight dimensions of an individual's life: physical, emotional, intellectual, career, financial, environmental, spiritual and recreational.

One-on-one sessions are available, too. Classes are offered at various locations.

The business will also help companies and corporations develop programs for their employees.

More information is available at (414) 617-8027 or

First garden plots

to be available in park

West Allis — Applications are being accepted for the first community garden to be opened by the West Allis-West Milwaukee Community Garden Committee this spring in Rainbow Park.

The garden plots will be on the west side of the park, off the 700 block of 119th Street near Walker School and tennis courts. Two sizes — 20-by-20 feet and 14-by-16 feet — are available. The cost is about $20 to $30.

A diagram of the garden plots and an application form can be obtained through the University of Wisconsin Extension by calling (414) 256-4606 or by emailing

The Milwaukee County Parks also are collaborating in the garden plot effort. Residents are encouraged to apply soon, because nonresidents will be allowed to have plots as part of the joint project.

The Community Garden Committee will continue to encourage creation of new garden sites in various West Allis-West Milwaukee locations and promote healthy living.

The committee meets at 3:30 p.m. the first Tuesdays of each month at the West Allis Public Library and newcomers are welcome to come and learn more about it, discuss gardening and possibly join the committee.

Scout commended

for beautification project

West Allis — West Allis Mayor Dan Devine has issued a proclamation commending Boy Scout Samuel Skogstad for his Eagle Scout service project of restoring and expanding landscaping planters to help beautify the property of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in the city.

Samuel recruited, organized and lead his fellow Scouts to do the project.

Rotary reaches out

for new members

West Allis — The Rotary Club of West Allis is seeking more members who will help with its mission to support local, national and international causes.

At home, the Rotarians have contributed $20,000 in food and food certificates to the West Allis community since 2009. Households are selected in partnership with the West Allis-West Milwaukee Health Department.

Internationally, the Rotary Club supports efforts to eliminate polio and to bring fresh water to parts of the world where safe water can't be taken for granted.

More information is available from John Ash at (414) 807-3811.

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