Special Meeting of Greendale Electorate Coming Up On April 28, but also, don't miss THIS on April 18!
A Special Meeting of the Greendale Electorate will be held for Greendale residents on April 28, 2015 at 7:00pm. We need YOU to be there to show your support even if you are not a Greendale resident. Please bring along your Legion or VFW cover to show you are a veteran. Additionally, something else is happening on April 18th. But first, let's talk about April 28th.
On that day a special meeting will be held to discuss and vote on the transfer of the land located on the northeast corner of Southway and Broad Streets. This is the same land proposed for the Veterans Memorial
The Greendale School District will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 7:00pm in the Auditorium at Greendale High School. The purpose of the meeting is for community consideration of whether to transfer the School District property back to the Village of Greendale. As you know from in the past, the School Board voted down the Veterans Memorial from being built on that of land.
Both the School District and the Village of Greendale have owned this land at various times and intervals since 1950 when it was ceded to the Village by the Federal Government. With no school purpose evident now or in the future, the Board of Education has set the meeting to gather community input on the transfer of the land, per Wisconsin Statute 120.08(2)(a) and (b).
This meeting will be held solely to decide on whether the property should be transferred from the School District to the Village and a vote will be conducted among the Greendale residents in attendance. For more information, please contact Mary Ann Jacobsen, Secretary to the Greendale Board of Education, at 414-423-2702. Don't forget, you need to be there by 7:00pm on April 28th in the Auditorium.
Now about April 18th. This is on a Saturday. We will be gathering at 10:00am. The American Legion Post 416 will be putting on a program at the site located at Southway and Broad Streets. The Firing Squad will be posting colors as part of the program. The purpose of this is to attract media attention and to get the word out about the upcoming vote on April 28th. We will include placing hundreds of American flags into the ground for display. These flags are the same ones that were placed at the site last fall by the residents of Greendale to show their support of the Veterans Memorial. We lovingly removed them to protect them from the harsh winter elements. They will now reappear on the land starting on April 18th.
So what do we need? We need every available veteran, every Firing Squad member, every Auxiliary member and all Sons of The American Legion, every resident of Greendale and every resident of all surrounding towns to be at both events. Even if you can't vote because of where you live, please be there to show your support. To help get he word out, we will be advertising this through our websites, on facebook and in emails and through the distribution of posters and fliers to be hung up at various businesses and other locations in the community. It is important that we have a strong showing and we need everyone's help. No exceptions! With your help and with the assistance of the media, we hope to make a huge and very positive impression. Please be there!
If you have any questions call Tim Baranzyk at 414-628-7081 or Ken Kieck at 414-421-8621. Don't hesitate to call.