Archives for September 2016

Next HWTN Monthly Meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 5

Guest speaker details coming soon. Stay tuned!

Become a 2017 Member Today

Now’s the time to join or renew membership in Historic Water Tower Neighborhood.

quillHWTN’s annual membership period runs from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30. If you’ve been a member, you know the many benefits you’ll get from joining, including the opportunity to have an impact on important neighborhood issues, meet your neighbors, learn about valuable home-improvement tax credits and participate in historic preservation efforts.

Another major benefit — you’re entitled to join us at our annual, members-only holiday party. It’s often held at member Andy Nunemaker’s beautiful N. Terrace Ave. mansion. You don’t want to miss this party, but you need to be a member to register and attend.

To renew your membership or join for the first time, go to our membership page and sign up online or download and mail in our form. Either way, don’t delay.

2017 HWTN Monthly Meeting Dates Set

The 2017 monthly meeting dates for HWTN have been set. The meetings will be held at 7 p.m. in the Marcia Coles Community Room of Lake Park Pavilion, below Lake Park Bistro, generally on the first Wednesday of each month.

image1Meetings generally include a Board of Trustees agenda and a guest speaker. Attendees are encouraged to arrive shortly before 7 p.m. for complimentary cookies at coffee, courtesy of Lake Park Bistro. The meetings are open to the public.

Below are the meeting dates. Note that no regular meetings take place July, August or December. A holiday party will occur in December, but a date has not yet been set.



The 2017 meeting dates are:

  • Jan. 11 (second Wednesday)
  • Feb. 1
  • March 1
  • April 5
  • May 3
  • June 7
  • Sept. 6
  • Oct. 4
  • Nov. 1

Lake Park’s Pokémon GO Activity and Historic Concrete Bridge Future to be Discussed with Top Officials Sept. 7

Pokémon GO activity in Lake Park and the future of the Historic Lake Park Concrete Footbridge will be the topics for a panel of top city and county officials at 7 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 7, 2016, at Lake Park’s Marcia Coles Community Room, beneath Lake Park Bistro.

The discussion, part of HWTN’s regular monthly meeting, will include a question-and-answer session.

Panelists include Milwaukee County Parks Director John Dargle, Jr.; Milwaukee County Parks Chief of Operations Guy Smith; Milwaukee County Parks Safety, Security & Training Manager John Nelson; County Supervisor Sheldon A. Wasserman, who represents our area; County Supervisor Jason Haas, the Chair of the County Board’s Parks, Energy & Environment Committee; Milwaukee County Officer of Corporation Counsel, Deputy Corporate Counsel Colleen Foley; Milwaukee County Executive’s Office Constituent Services Coordinator Carly Wilson; Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Deputy Inspector Tobie Weberg; Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Tricia Carlson; Milwaukee Police Department Captain Eric Moore, who runs the department’s First District, which includes our neighborhood;  Milwaukee Police Office Thomas Kline, District 1 Community Liaison Officer; and Milwaukee Alderman Nik Kovac, who represents our district.

sept meetingThis summer, Lake Park has been attracting hundreds of Pokémon GO players daily, generating numerous complaints from nearby residents. Search “Pokémon GO” and “Lake Park” for news stories about the issue.

Also, the county is considering the future of the deteriorating historic concrete footbridge over Ravine Road. Details are available here.

The meeting is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with complimentary coffee and cookies courtesy of Lake Park Bistro.