Green Bay Area School Board
Superintendent search firms interviewed
In a special meeting Sept. 27, the Green Bay School Board interviewed three firms to help the district find a new superintendent.
Representatives from BWP & Associates, Wisconsin Association of School Boards and McPherson & Jacobson LLC appeared at the meeting to give presentations and answer questions from the board.
The board will select a firm at its next regular meeting.
Support for free lunches for all
The Board also approved a resolution supporting the Wisconsin Healthy School Meals For All Act.
Formulated in response to the recent end of free school meals available for all students during the pandemic, the act would provide all students throughout the state of Wisconsin access to free school meals in order to ensure students have the food they need to be successful in school and to continue breaking down the stigma of poverty in the school meals program.
In other action, the board also approved:
• Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) core commitments
• Coursebook changes for the 2023-24 school year
• Changes to the Head Start Program guidelines and operational procedures handbook
• Several routine revisions to various board policies
Allouez Village Board
Public to be involved in comprehensive planning
The Allouez Village Board Sept. 27 unanimously approved a plan to include citizen participation as it works with the Brown County Planning Commission on revising the Comprehensive Plan.
Director of Planning and Community Development Trevor Fuller said comprehensive plans are usually updated every 10 years and revised every 20 years.
Originally drafted in 2003, the village’s current Comprehensive Plan is approaching its 20-year mark.
Although minor updates have been made to the plan over the past two decades, Fuller said this revision “would be a little bit more robust than just an update.”
The citizen participation plan approved by the board will provide transparency to the project and identify ways for the public to be involved.
As an added component, the board also unanimously approved the formation of a citizen advisory committee.
The citizen advisory committee will be made up of at least one member from each of the five standing committees, at least one Village Board member and other interested members of the public.
Ash tree replacement grant
The Board also unanimously approved an application for an urban forestry grant through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
The $35,000 grant would be a 50/50 cost-share grant, meaning half of the money would come from the DNR and half would be provided by the village.
Funding from the grant would be used to plant new trees throughout the village after many of the village’s ash trees had to be cut down.
Parks, Recreation and Forestry Director Chris Clark said the village’s portion of the funding would cover labor and equipment with the DNR portion reimbursing the purchase of the actual trees.
Clark said the village hopes to plant 100 trees of varying species to support biodiversity and minimize the risk of having many trees of the same species all needing to be removed at once again.
Now that the application has been approved and can be submitted, the village should know whether it was selected to receive the grant by mid-November.
Condos, apartments move forward
The Howard Village Board was tasked with reviewing a Preliminary Planned Development District at the Sept. 26 meeting.
The proposed development, consisting of 33 single-family units along a private road, is planned for Lot 13 of Rouse Pointe.
Each unit is planned to be a 1,642-square-foot home with a two-stall attached garage.
The board voted unanimously to approve the Preliminary Planned Development District with consideration to the elements recommended by the Plan Commission.
Duck Creek development
The board also unanimously approved the creation of a two-lot Certified Survey Map for Duck Creek Landing, LLC, for the development at 2450 Duck Creek Parkway.
The development will include a 78-unit, three-story apartment building with 1,800 square feet of commercial/flex space, two 18-unit, two-story apartment buildings and two 14-unit, two-story apartment buildings.
Evergreen speed limit tabled
A review of the speed limit on Evergreen Avenue between Pinecrest Road and Hillcrest Heights was also on the agenda for Monday’s meeting but was tabled until the next meeting.
Residents have requested lowering the speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph.
These meeting recaps were compiled by Janelle Fisher.