Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Administration proposes a 4.89 percent increase in the Muskego-Norway school tax levy, but the board asks what it would take to lower that figure. However, Superintendent Schroeder advises what further cuts may be required for that to happen.
What would Muskego residents rather see in the 2012-13 school budget: No increase to the property tax levy or no risk of further cuts to staff? That's the issue being debated by the Muskego-Norway School Board as members look at what affect lowering the levy would have on the district's staff and programs. The district originally projected a 4.89 percent increase in the tax levy, but the board asked Superintendent Joe Schroeder last week what would happen in fhte increase was lowered to 2 percent or 3 percent. Board member Mike Serdynski asked how the district could achieve a no-increase levy, while board member Brett Hyde said he would be comfortable with an increase of 2 percent at the most. However, Schroeder provided additional context…
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Aldermen and citizens' appointments are set for the next term
The following appointments were made to the various government committees at Tuesday night's Common Council meeting. The term expiration dates appear in parentheses. Aldermanic Appointments Library Board - Alderman Neil Borgman (4/16/2013) Parks & Recreation Board - Alderman Dan Soltysiak (4/16/2013) Conservation Commission - Alderman Kert Harenda (4/16/2013) Community Development Authority - Alderman Rob Wolfe, Alderman Keith Werner (Expire 4/16/2013) Citizen Appointments Board of Appeals - Henry Schneiker (May 1, 2015) Board of Review - Steven Roncke (May 1, 2017) Board of Review - Tom Reck (Fulfilling the unexpired term of Dawn Schiel; May 1, 2016) Conservation Commission - Julie Holubowicz (April 30, 2015) Conservation Commission - …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
State competition nets 5 teams that will go on to compete in Ames, IA in national meet.
Editor's note: our thanks to mom Lisa Alberte as well as dad Brett Hyde for sharing this information on results from the Odyssey of the Mind (OTM) State competition in Madison on Saturday, March 17. Muskego School district teams participated in the Odyssey of the Mind State competition in Madison. Many school districts from all over the state were there, and historically Muskego has sent a large number of teams to competition, which parents say is a credit to the strong program and the enthusiasm of the students and supportive parents. In OTM competitions, team members must apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. Concepts, props and…
Friday, November 25, 2011
Plans post-referendum will require an assessment of priorities.
The Muskego-Norway School Board met Monday night and revisited the results of the second school referendum, which failed in far greater proportions than the first one only a year prior. While many on the board pointed to the economy and a public that 'just doesn't want its taxes raised,' others remained concerned what will need to happen next. Brett Hyde said that repairs to the aging buildings with outdated infrastructure was much like "putting racing tires on a 1984 Aries K Car." While no concrete solutions were expected at the board level Monday, they did give staff the job of creating a priority list for summer 2012 repairs, with the idea of improving what needs to be without overspending for facilities that may eventually be closed. …
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Country Christmas captures spirit, sounds of the season
Starting with a parade that seems to see increasing attendance every year, the Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism collaborated with organizations and businesses to present the 2011 "Muskego's Country Christmas." Activities were centered at the Old Settlement Centre, and a 'mascot dash' was new this year and seemed to grab the same enthusiasm from spectators that the sausage races do at a Milwaukee Brewer Game. With weather threatening, but never following through on rain, crowds enjoyed hot beverages like cider and hot chocolate, as well as an assortment of candies, kettle corn and concessions. The tree lighting capped off the festivities and was followed up by a new song about Muskego by local musician Mark Stehlow.