Today’s problem: Jeremy Andrews wrote, “ The (City of) Kenosha water tower on the (northeast) corner of 75th Street and Green Bay Road. It’s badly rusted and needs a paint job. (It) makes the city look tacky almost for those arriving into town either on Highway 50 from the west or Green Bay Road from the north or south. It looks really unhealthy there. Also, its light beacon keeps burning out and it has not been fixed since the last time it burnt out several years ago. The city really needs to take better care of this specific water tower.”
City responds: Ed St. Peter, general manager of the Kenosha Water Utility, wrote, “I typically budget annually to paint one of our 10 water tanks. This year we are painting the west tank at 60th Street near the fire station. I will be proposing to paint the 75th Street and Green Bay Road tank in next year’s budget. The estimated cost to paint that tank is $450,000. The budget is approved by the Board of Water Commissioners in November.” As far as the light on top of the tower, St. Peter wrote, “The lights are not required by FAA, but we do replace them. I will check into it. I didn’t know it was out. Thanks for the reminder.”
I doubt that even on the coldest January evening the potbelly stove in the newest quick casual restaurant in Pleasant Prairie will be lit, but it’s part of the aura of one of the nation's fastest growing chains.
Potbelly Sandwich Shop opened this week at 9330 76th St., making it the first in a new wave of eateries all within sight of one another near Costco.
The Kenosha Unified School Board took a necessary step Tuesday in voting to rescind its earlier vote and to name the district’s new stadium for Mary D. Bradford, the same person who is the namesake of the school.
That was the name recommended by a special committee appointed by the School Board. When the board voted two weeks ago to reject that recommendation and instead name the stadium for the Rev. Olen Arrington Jr., there was an eruption of negative reactions both about the name selected and the process the board followed.