Hello MPNA neighbors,
As we move into fall and the leaves are changing, I have some changes and
updates to report for MPNA.
As many of you know, our prior alderperson, Zach Brandon, resigned in August
after he was appointed to the position of Executive Assistant of the WI
Department of Commerce by Governor Doyle. The city council solicited
nominations to appoint an interim aldperson for District 7 to serve out
Brandon's term until the April 2009 election. On September 10, the city
appointed Libby Monson. She lives at 7130 Maple Point Drive, which is in
the Country Grove neighborhood south of Hwy PD. Her home phone number is
845-7130. She has lived in the city for 36 years and was an alderperson in
1981-82. As is common practice with interim appointments, Ms. Monson will
not be a candidate for permanent alderperson in the spring 2009 election.
COPPER LEAF ON MAPLE GROVE SIGN REPAIRED & LANDSCAPING
A big thank you goes to David Stamm for remounting the copper leaf on the
Maple Grove sign at the corner of Maple View and Putnam Rd. The wood
backing for the copper had become brittle and rotten, and the leaf was in
danger of falling off the sign. David removed the leaf and rotted backing
from the larger sign, carefully removed the copper and then remounted it to
a new treated wood backing. So, thank you, David for helping to keep our
neighborhood sign looking great!
Also, a thank you to Barb Stamm, Julie Bormett and Matt Hanson who helped me
to do landscape clean up and maintenance of the area around the sign on
Labor Day weekend. We'll be planning a similar effort at the other Maple
Grove sign hopefully yet this fall.
TRAFFIC CALMING ON PRAIRIE ROAD DELAYED
The city has informed us that the traffic calming project for Prairie Road
between Walden Way and Maple Grove Dr. was approved this summer and they had
intended to commence construction this fall. However, the city lost its
contract with the contractor (no reason given), so the project will not be
completed until spring 2009. In the interim, we will attempt to garner the
traffic calming plans to share with you. VP Matt Hanson has been our
contact with the city, so you can contact him if you have further questions.
As has been previously discussed, MPNA neighbors will need to step up to
help with median landscaping and upkeep once the traffic calming medians are
ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL COMMITTEE FORMED
The MPNA officers have approved the re-constitution of an Architectural Control Committee (ACC) for MPNA. An ACC is an authorized body in the property convenants and restrictions to educate about, and help enforce, neighborhood and city property-related covenants and/or ordinances. This group has not been active in MPNA for approximately 10 years. The new group is being led by Pat and Amy Whaley, along with Mike Hancock and MPNA VP Matt Hanson. Among its activities, the group intends on becoming a liaison to duplex property owners in the neighborhood to be a resource and communication avenue with MPNA. The ACC, while having freedom to work as an independent committee, will report to the MPNA officers. More specific information on their activities and responsibilities will be shared once they are formalized.