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News & Notes: Aug. 20

Aug. 20, 2013

Kohl's donates $2 million

to Milwaukee Art Museum

Menomonee Falls — Kohl's Department Stores plans to donate $2 million over the next three years to the Milwaukee Art Museum in an effort to continue the Kohl's Art Generation program, a youth art education initiative.

The funding will support two new Kohl's Art Generation exhibitions and the unveiling of a new Kohl's Art Generation Lab in 2015. The donation comes from the Kohl's Cares merchandise program, which sells special merchandise including plush toys and books and donates 100 percent of the net profit to benefit children's health and education initiatives nationwide.

New framework for conservation lands

Menomonee Falls — The Menomonee Falls Village Board on Monday amended its comprehensive plan to allow for more development on lands that do not have sewer and water.

The original ordinance allowed for development on lands that do not have sewer and water on lots ranging in size from 5 to 35 acres per dwelling unit. That number has been changed to lots ranging in size from 3 to 35 acres.

Information meeting

addresses Pilgrim Road

Germantown — The Wisconsin Department of Public Transportation is hosting the first public information meeting on the resurfacing of Pilgrim Road from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Germantown Community Library, W16957 Mequon Road.

The project calls for resurfacing the roadway from Mequon Road to Fond du Lac Avenue.

Board approves land swap for subdivision

Menomonee Falls — Menomonee Falls and land owner Paul Kolbeck are exchanging similar pieces of land to make a clearer boundary for a future subdivision and future park in a planned residential development district and single family residential district.

Kolbeck is moving forward with plans to develop a single family subdivision known as the Christman Estates on the northeast corner of Maple and Christman roads. The current boundary is irregular, according to village documents and the village and Kolbeck are swapping lands to provide a better division between the future subdivision and the future Maple Road Park. In exchange for the 20,312-square-foot piece of Maple Road Park to be traded to Kolbeck, the village will obtain 21,757 square feet of land, slightly increasing the size of the park.

That land was donated by Kiwanis to the village a few years ago for the purposes of a park.

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