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Candidate Forum Set for March 24

Learn more about the candidates for Milwaukee County Board and Cudahy mayor.

Thanks to the South Shore Chamber of Commerce for holding this event, and to the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center for hosting it.


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South Shore Y Update: Planned Sale Terminated

From Cudahy Mayor John Hohenfeldt, via the City of Cudahy Facebook page

Since the August 11, 2015 approval at the Plan Commission of the City of Cudahy allowing the institutional use of a place of worship on the former South Shore YMCA property at 3244 East College Avenue, the Office of the Mayor has continued to attempt to follow up on the status of the transaction between the private parties. For a period of almost three months, no formal status updates were provided to the City, other than the conducting of an Occupancy Inspection, which is standard procedure in a transaction such as this.

After reaching out again to inquire into the status, I received official correspondence that “The contract with the Grace Hmong Alliance Church for the sale of the Property has been terminated.” I was informed that the Trust will keep you advised on any significant developments relating to the sale any alternative sales transactions.

This information is being provided by the Office of the Mayor since there have been many rumors flying around our community. That is why I am providing our community with this informational update.

I’ll keep you posted.


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Cudahy Police Investigate Man’s Death

From Cudahy Mayor John Hohenfeldt …

At approximately 4:52 am on Tuesday September 22, 2015, the Cudahy Police Department received a report of an unresponsive male at 2500 East Adams Court. The Cudahy Police and Fire Departments immediately responded to the scene.

An initial investigation is under way by the Cudahy Police Department. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Wisconsin State Patrol have been called and were on scene as of 09:30 am this morning. While the initial investigation is being treated as a homicide investigation, no further details are available to be released at this time. This currently an ongoing investigation.

We have no reason to believe that the community or neighborhood is in danger. We are asking for the communities help that anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the Cudahy Police Department, 414-769-2260.

Further information will be released to the media and the public when more details can be released.

Mayor John Hohenfeldt
City of Cudahy

Check out coverage from Fox 6 and TMJ4.

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Tragic News From Cudahy: Woman Found Dead In Submerged Car

From the City of Cudahy Facebook page …

At 8:23 a.m. the Cudahy Police Department received a 911 call reporting a vehicle was submerged in a retention pond located on the property of the Walnut Ridge Condominium Complex at 6250 S Walnut Lane. The caller did not know if the vehicle was occupied. The Cudahy Police Department and Fire Department responded and advised the vehicle was occupied at least one time and requested mutual aid for an Advance Life Support Ambulance from the city of South Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Fire Department Dive Rescue Team. An elderly female was located inside the vehicle and transported to an area hospital. The elderly female was pronounced deceased at the hospital at approximately 9:36 a.m. The Wisconsin State Patrol is on scene
reconstructing the accident site. This incident is under investigation by the Cudahy Police Department and the Wisconsin State Patrol.

Please keep this woman’s family in your prayers.

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NOW has published a new police blotter.

Also, County Supervisor Pat Jursik has published a new news update, with information on the Cudahy Sportsman’s Club, an honor for a Cudahy senior and a warning about feeding birds in area parks.

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Cudahy Schools Interested In South Shore Y?

Update: The Business Journal has a few more details.

That’s according to Fox 6. From the report …

The plan was discussed at a school board meeting Monday, January 26th.

“While we are very excited about the potential for a new community center, we have to carry out due diligence to develop a plan and timeline and consider all possibilities. There is a lot of work that will need to be done prior to the end of February when the board will make a formal decision to move forward or not. First and foremost, we need to determine if the building is still available. We then need to explore all financial implications — both today and in the foreseeable future,” School District of Cudahy Superintendent Dr. Jim Heiden said.

I hope something comes of this. Either way, Saturday is shaping up to be a sad day for the South Shore.



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YMCA Files Reorganization Plan

Check out coverage from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Business Journal. And here is the press release.

So, what does it mean for the South Shore Y? From the Business Journal story …

The buyer of the Wauwatosa, Greenfield and Menomonee Falls branches was the YMCA of Central Waukesha County. The Feith Family Ozaukee YMCA in Saukville was sold to the Kettle Moraine YMCA of West Bend.

Three other properties the Milwaukee Y owns will be placed in a trust until the properties are sold with proceeds going to the bank group. The properties are: undeveloped land in Franklin, the downtown Milwaukee branch in the Plankinton Building condo and the South Shore branch in Cudahy. …

The Milwaukee Y will focus on health and wellness and youth development not directly related to academics. The organization will emphasize swimming classes, corporate and community wellness, senior wellness, before and after-school care, day and overnight camps. The Y will continue running the following branches: downtown Milwaukee; at the Parklawn city of Milwaukee housing project; 1350 W. North Ave.; 9250 N. Green Bay Road in Brown Deer; and 3244 E. College Ave. in Cudahy.

 The South Shore branch in Cudahy could close if a buyer cannot be found, Tolan said.

I’ll keep you posted.


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And there is more bad news for Caterpillar and its global mining business.

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John McGivern Stops In Cudahy

The latest community to be featured in John McGivern’s “Around the Corner” is our neighbor to the north.

It’s definitely worth a watch. See it here.

From the setup on MPTV …

As John Gurda put it, some communities bring home the bacon, but Cudahy makes the bacon! It was true when Patrick Cudahy put this town on the map – literally – and it’s still true today. Speaking of bacon, know what else John McGivern loves about Cudahy? It offers some of the best scenery and pastimes that Wisconsin has to offer. Trap shooting, archery, bird watching, golf and some of the best trails along Lake Michigan all co-exist in Sheridan Park. And speaking of one-of-a-kind attractions, wait until you see Dretska’s! It’s so great! And speaking of great, the art in Rick Serocki’s yard is just that. Enough speaking! Start watching. Like us, you won’t be able to resist this place that was once known as “Porkapolis!

Now, we need to get McGivern to South Milwaukee!


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South Shore Fire Consolidation Report Released

Are we better as three or one?

That’s the question we’ll have to answer in the South Shore when it comes to fire consolidation.

The Public Policy Forum weighs in on the issue in a detailed study commissioned by South Milwaukee, Cudahy and St. Francis released this morning. Here is the press release. From it …

Three consolidation scenarios are presented for consideration, which differ based on minimum staffing levels at each station location. It is assumed that under each scenario, the consolidated department would have identical governance, command and administrative structures, as well as the same apparatus and equipment. In addition, it is assumed that one of Cudahy’s two fire stations could be eliminated under each of the scenarios, so that the three cities collectively would be served by three stations – one each in Cudahy, South Milwaukee and St. Francis.

 “Our fiscal analysis estimates that the impacts of a consolidated department could range from a collective added annual operating cost of $67,000 for one of the three staffing models, to annual operating savings ranging from $248,000 to $890,000 for the other two,” says Forum President Rob Henken. “In addition, under each of the scenarios, we estimate that the three cities would save more than $1.7 million in vehicle replacement costs over the next seven years because of the ability to shrink the size of the collective vehicle fleet.”

Obviously, this is a very complex issue that requires further additional examination and debate before any action is taken — or not taken, for that matter. Should we consolidate at all? If so, what should that look like?

My take is consistent: I am open to consolidation, as long as we can save money while also delivering the same level (or an enhanced level) of service. These options may deliver on that … but the devil will be in the details.

I promise to continue to get as informed on possible on this issue and act in the best interest of the city. I also pledge to think about this holistically, not forgetting that we also did a dispatch consolidation study a year ago with its own set of recommendations.

Whatever happens, I will keep you informed along the way. The community must be involved in this debate, and I encourage you to make your voices heard.

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South Shore Crime Update

Update: The South Milwaukee man accused of making the threats in Cudahy is identified in this story.

Rounding up some crime items from around the South Shore …

First, this item from NOW about a South Milwaukee man allegedly threatening Sikh shooting-type violence to police officers.

And NOW has published a new police blotter, including this …

About $500 worth of ice cream was stolen from a delivery truck while it was parked in the 3400 block of South Chicago Avenue between Aug. 7 and 1 p.m. Aug 9.

And this …

A 36-year-old South Milwaukee man was arrested for resisting an officer, possession of a controlled substance and possession with the intent to deliver in the 1200 block of Milwaukee Avenue about 6 p.m. Aug. 9. The man threw away two bottles of prescription pain pills, tried to run multiple times while police were taking him into custody, and was shocked with a stun gun during one escape attempt. In addition, he was arrested on a Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department warrant.

And this …

A row of bushes caught fire in front of Rawson School, 1410 Rawson Ave., about 10 a.m. Aug. 5. The fire caused a lot of smoke but was out before the South Milwaukee Fire Department arrived. The school was not damaged.

Also, County Supervisor Pat Jursik sent this to her constituents on Thursday …

I have two alerts I want to make you aware of: first, St. Francis Police Chief Brian Kaebisch has asked citizens to be aware of car break-ins along Lake Drive. The Police Department asks when you park along Lake Drive in St. Francis not to have any items left in your car that are visible such as a purse, cell phone, laptop, etc. I think it is a good rule for any car parked in public areas.

In addition, there is an alert from the Milwaukee Police Department regarding Bay View. Several women have been assaulted over the last several months in Bay View. The most recent assault happened last week. The Milwaukee Police Department is working to apprehend anyone who is responsible for the assaults.

And, in Oak Creek, there was this scary road rage incident and a couple car thefts.

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Reports: Milwaukee Motorcyclist Dies In College Avenue Crash

A 27-year-old Milwaukee motorcyclist died in a crash late Tuesday afternoon at College and Robert Avenues in Cudahy, various media outlets are reporting.

The driver of the car involved in the accident was reportedly a 55-year-old South Milwaukee man, who police said did not yield the right of way.

Check out coverage from WISN, Fox 6 and TMJ4.

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Reports: Packard Avenue Reopens After Shooting, Standoff

Check out the stories from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, WISN, Fox 6 and TMJ 4. From the Journal Sentinel …

Cudahy police have a suspect in custody and are searching for a second suspect Thursday morning after a shooting overnight in the 5700 block of S. Packard Ave.

Although police are still investigating, the area of S. Packard Ave. between S. Whitall Ave. and E. Ramsey Ave. reopened about 7:45 a.m. Thursday after it was blocked off late Wednesday.

One person was injured in the shooting, which occurred about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. The suspect in custody is not necessarily the shooter, police told reporters during a morning briefing.

Cudahy police and the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office are systematically searching two 32-unit apartment buildings on S. Packard Ave., looking for witnesses and the second suspect.

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