will run again in '06; says despite progress, there's more to do
SHOREWOOD, Wis. (May 24, 2005) --
Village President Mark Kohlenberg said Monday he will run for a second
three-year term, facing at least one other resident in his bid for re-election.
Joe Mangiamele, a former UWM professor who is
on the board of the Shorewood Foundation, also has announced his candidacy for
the village's top elected position. Mangiamele is an advocate of long-range
planning and champion of services and housing for the village's elderly
Kohlenberg tells ShorewoodVillage.com that
since former Village Manager Edward Madere resigned to take a job in Oregon, the
municipality has made progress.
"But there's more to do," he said.
Kohlenberg recently stated his immediate
agenda for the coming year, which included a
ban on smoking in public, a measure popular with Kohlenberg's opponent in the
2003 village president election, and stricter traffic enforcement to make it
safe for pedestrians.
picks Banaszynski as new chief
Wis. (May 24, 2005) -- David M. Banaszynski, a 23-year veteran Shorewood
police officer, was chosen by the Police Commission to succeed Michael
Meehan as chief of police.
as of 8:15 last night," Banaszynski said today.
Police Chief David
been acting chief since Meehan was called to active duty by the U.S.
Army last year. Meehan retired March 25 after 27 years on the force when
his active duty was extended another year.
understanding is the Police Commission hires and fires, and the Village
Board gives me the contract. So I guess I've got it."
ongoing "visioning" process, during which residents were asked what they
liked most about Shorewood, one of the top answers has consistently been
"safety." So Banaszynski comes in with a reserve of goodwill and
appreciation for a department that has operated professionally and to the
satisfaction of residents who participated in the planning sessions.
years ago, the department was in shambles after Robert Surdyk, Meehan's
predecessor, was forced out of the chief's job in a scandal, then
compensated with months of pay in return for his "resignation."
lose more than it gains, however, since Banaszynski was everything from
computer tech to chief bottle washer.
couldn't run without him," former Trustee Paul Erickson once said.