Not enough votes were cast in favor of changing a land use plan amendment to keep the Meijer development moving forward in the City of Waukesha at Thursday's Common Council meeting.
While it puts a halt into Meijer's plan for Waukesha, it doesn't mean the project is dead quite yet.
Six aldermen voted to change the 31-acre property at the southeast corner of Tenny Avenue and E. Sunset Drive from medium and medium-high residential to commercial and isolated natural resource area, while five voted against the change.
Nevertheless, it failed because eight votes are needed in amending a land use plan.
However, one of the five aldermen who voted in the minority (but who ultimately won Thursday night), could request to have it return to the agenda for another vote, City Planner Jennifer Andrews said.» Read Full Article
Despite saying the allegations against him in the thefts of metal scrap are "untrue," Dan Owens has resigned from the Police and Fire Commission.
Owens' resignation comes two days after Mayor Jeff Scrima suspended him from the PFC after a recently completed investigation accuses Owens of misappropriating more than $13,200 received by him in payment for city scrap metal delivered by him in city trucks to scrap yards.
City Administrator Ed Henschel said in the written charges that according to a report provided to the city by the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department, Owens acknowledged to a detective that he believes that since 2009, he has kept money he received from the sale of city scrap "in an amount less than $4,000."
His resignation is also one day before the Waukesha Common Council was scheduled to make a recommendation to the Human Resources Committee on Owens' removal.
"I am only resigning for the sake of my family, as well as the undue financial burden of attorney fees relating to this issue," Owens said in a letter sent to the Common Council on Wednesday. "If it were not for the affect this issue has had on my family, as well as the financial burden of attorney fees, I would look forward to having a hearing before the Common Council."» Read Full Article
A 52-year-old Brookfield financial adviser was charged Monday, July 29 in Waukesha County Circuit Court with several counts of possessing child pornography, telling police he was no longer stimulated by adult pornography.
According to the criminal complaint, Waukesha Police detectives discovered during a June 9 investigation that several files being shared online contained child pornography. The images showed prepubescent children, some of whom were being molested, in various states of undress, according to the complaint.
The IP address of the content uploaded was traced to Waukesha resident Scott A. Chier. Chier was, until recently, listed online as an adviser of Chier, Kreske & Associates, a Brookfield practice associated with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc.
A search warrant was executed July 25 of Chier's house, at 2512 Marry Ann Court, and more images of child pornography were found. He told police that he was addicted to pornography and had begun searching for underage girls. He said that he typically deletes images from his computer on a yearly basis.
Chier was charged with three counts of possession of child pornography and one count of sexual exploitation of a child.» Read Full Article
Citing a violation of the City of Waukesha's code of ethics, Mayor Jeff Scrima has exercised his statutory authority to suspend Dan Owens from serving on the Police and Fire Commission.
The suspension is pending the outcome of the hearing of charges against him for his permanent removal from the PFC.
Owens is a former Department Public Works employee who has been accused of stealing metal scraps from the city by failing to turn over cash or checks received from scrap yards, along with two other former DPW employees.
Scrima had previously asked for Owens' resignation when the investigation started this spring after the three were initially put on paid administrative leave.
A copy of the charges against Owens, the suspension letter, the Sheriff's Department Investigation, Forensic Report Executive Summary and the employment investigation interview notes conducted by the City of Waukesha were released Monday.» Read Full Article
A 40-year-old woman was hit by a train at 12:36 p.m. Monday near Frame Park in Waukesha.
Flight for Life transported the woman to Froedtert Hospital and is in serious condition, Lt. Tom Wagner of the Waukesha Police Department said.
The accident occurred at the intersection of Whiterock Avenue and Perkins Avenue.
When Waukesha Police and Fire Department personnel arrived, the woman was found lying next to the railroad tracks.
The victim was medically assessed by police and paramedics and was immediately transported to the hospital.» Read Full Article
Walmart said Monday it plans to hire as many as 95 employees for a Walmart Neighborhood Market store opening this fall at Highway 164 and Coral Drive.
A temporary hiring center has opened at 1507 E. Sunset Drive, Suite 125, Waukesha. Applications will be accepted from through . Applicants can walk in to apply, but are encouraged to fill out an application first at http://careers.walmart.com/.
Walmart said that through its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment, the company will offer a job to any qualified veteran who has been honorably discharged within the past 12 months. Interested veterans can find out more at http://walmartcareerswithamission.com/.
According to store manager Lee Spude, the store will be hiring both full- and part-time employees. "I’m looking to hire supervisors, bakery and deli associates, customer service representatives, cashiers, overnight stockers, among other opportunities," Spude said.
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