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News & Notes: Aug. 6

Aug. 6, 2013

Falls schools have

staggered registration days

Menomonee Falls — Registration and schedule distribution for Menomonee Falls School District students are right around the corner. Regstration days for the respective schools are:

· Menomonee Falls High School: 1 to 6 p.m. Aug. 19 for ninth and 10th grades; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 20 for 11th and 12th grades.

· North Middle School: 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 21 and 9 a.m. to noon or 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 22

· Ben Franklin: 3 to 8 p.m. Aug. 19

· Riverside: 3:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 14

· Shady Lane: 1:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 15

· Valley View: 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 13

Contractor selected

for Lepper Dam project

Menomonee Falls — The Menomonee Falls Village Board on Monday selected NuGen Johnson to complete rehabilitation work and gate replacement of Lepper Dam.

The cost of the project is $192,195. There will be new stainless steel gates installed that are lighter and easier to handle, Public Works Director Arlyn Johnson said. The hope is the new gates will fix all of the dam leaks. The estimated price for the project was $211,000 and bids came in under budget.

This is phase one of a two phase project. Phase two consists of dredging work behind Lepper Dam.

Board selects contractor

for Spassland Park project

Germantown — Alliance Construct and Design was selected by the Germantown Village Board Monday as the contractor to complete the Spassland Park shelter project.

The project costs $108,781, which is about $19,000 over the budgeted amount. Due to the increased electrical and plumbing work, the bids came in higher than originally anticipated. The board voted to fund the remaining portion of the project out of the unallocated funds obtained from borrowing for the 2013 capital improvement projects.

Board transfers

money to pay for salt

Menomonee Falls — The Menomonee Falls Village Board on Monday approved the transfer of $290,000 out of the municipal utilities and equipment fund to cover increases to the cost of salt in preparation for the winter season, as well as projects in the clerk services department.

These are 2012 surplus funds that were set aside for this reason.

Board appoints new

committee members

Germantown — The Germantown Village Board selected three new committee members on Monday.

Kim Musbach was appointed to the Library Board; Sheri Lieffring was appointed to the Park and Recreation Commission; and Jim Sedgwick was appointed to the Economic Development Committee.

Record number of Falls

students take AP tests

Menomonee Falls — A record number of Menomonee Falls High School students took the Advanced Placement exam in 2013.

The high school administered a school record 362 AP exams in 2013, almost 100 more than last year and more than any year in school history.

AP courses are a series of classes approved by the College Board that high school students can take. At the end of the class, a student can pay to take an AP test. The tests are scored one to five, with five being the highest score. A three indicates college readiness and is enough to earn college credit in some courses.

Menomonee Falls students earned a score of three or higher on 80 percent of the tests. Nearly 30 Falls students have been recognized as AP Scholars by earning a three or higher on three AP exams.

Falls Taxpayers Association

forms county group

Menomonee Falls — The members of the Menomonee Falls Taxpayers Association have decided to form a new organization called the Waukesha County Taxpayer Association that will address the issues that affect taxpayers at the county level.

According to MFTP President Steve Welcenbach, the success of the Menomonee Falls based group triggered the effort on a countywide basis. Bill Savage is expected to become the executive director of the group.

More information on both groups can be found at MFtax.org

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