News & Notes: Jan. 28

Jan. 28, 2014

Candidate forum planned

for 5th District candidates

West Allis — The West Allis Youth Commission will hold a candidate forum Feb. 3 for the 5th Aldermanic District primary election race.

The forum will be at 6:30 p.m. at the City Hall, 7525 W. Greenfield Ave. Questions will be written by members of the Youth Commission.

For information, email commission co-presidents Sam Koenig at or Orion Asher at, or call Mayor Dan Devine at (414) 302-8290.

Town hall meeting set

on county transit system

Greenfield — MV Transportation Inc. will hold a town hall meeting Feb. 27 at the Greenfield Public Library to get public input regarding the future of the Milwaukee County mass transit operations.

The town hall meeting will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. MV representatives will be available at the library, 5310 W. Layton Ave., to answer questions and provide information regarding the company's proposal to manage the transit system.

A meeting was also held at the West Allis Public Library on Jan. 16

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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