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News & Notes: Sept. 8

Sept. 8, 2009

Firefighters to hold 9/11 remembrance

Hales Corners - Area fire departments will hold a 9/11 remembrance from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at Boerner Botanical Gardens.

The event will include Greenfield Fire Chief Russ Spahn singing the national anthem, the Greenfield Fire Department Honor Guard and refreshments afterward.

Franklin, Hales Corners, Greendale and Greenfield fire departments are hosting the remembrance.

Stimulus money to help pay for Grange Ave. project

Hales Corners - Federal stimulus dollars will be used to help pay for a portion of Grange Avenue to be resurfaced next year.

The village will pick up about $120,000 of the more than $700,000 needed to complete the project, Village Administrator Mike Weber said. The rest will be paid for with stimulus monies.

Grange Avenue will be resurfaced from 92nd to 108th streets beginning next spring. Village officials originally planned for the project to occur over the next four years.

"A few months ago it looked like smaller communities weren't going to see a nickel" of federal stimulus dollars, Weber said. "This is very encouraging."

Meeting set on proposed Puetz Road reconstruction

Oak Creek - A public information meeting on proposed improvements to West Puetz Road will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 10 in the council chambers of City Hall, 8640 S. Howell Ave.

Under the plan, the road would be reconstructed to a four-lane divided roadway from Interstate 94 to South Liberty Lane. The construction would also include curb and gutter, storm sewer inlets and pipes, new street lighting and sidewalks on both sides of the road.

At the meeting, the public can review plans, offer suggestions and present problems. A start date for the project has not been set.

For information, call (414) 768-6534 or (414) 266-9032.

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