HWTN Annual Meeting, Briefing on Proposed County and City Budgets Set for Wednesday Nov. 2

The proposed 2017 Milwaukee County and City of Milwaukee budgets will be presented by top officials at Historic Water Tower Neighborhood’s monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 2, 2016.

Supervisor Sheldon Wasserman

Supervisor Sheldon Wasserman

Members also will be asked to vote on a slate of 2017 officers and trustees at HWTN’s annual meeting starting at 8:15 p.m. that evening.

Milwaukee County 3rd District Board Supervisor Sheldon A. Wasserman will discuss the proposed 2017 Milwaukee County budget. Discussion will include updates on the Historic Lake Park Concrete Footbridge. Wasserman was elected to the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors on April 5, 2016, to represent the residents of Milwaukee County’s 3rd District, which includes Milwaukee’s Eastside, the Village of Shorewood and the Village of Whitefish Bay.

Ald. Nik Kovac

Ald. Nik Kovac

City of Milwaukee 3rd District Alderman Nik Kovac will discuss the proposed 2017 City of Milwaukee budget. Ald. Kovac has been alderman for Milwaukee’s 3rd District, which includes the East Side, Riverwest and north Downtown neighborhoods, since April 2008. He serves as chair of the City Information Management Committee; Vice-Chair of the Milwaukee Arts Board; and a member of the Public Works Committee, Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee; Library Board; and Deferred Compensation Board.

Members should watch their mail for the list of proposed 2017 officers and trustees.  All members are eligible to vote.

The meeting takes place in the Marcia Coles Community Room in Lake Park Pavilion, below Lake Park Bistro. Complimentary coffee and cookies provided by Lake Park Bistro will be available starting at 6:45 p.m. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Nov. 4 Annual Meeting to Feature HWTN Co-Founder, Preservationist Barbara Elsner

Historic preservationist, Frank Lloyd Wright conservationist and Historic Water Tower Neighborhood co-founder Barbara Elsner will speak at our annual meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 4, giving us her perspective on our group’s past, present and future.

Elsner copyBarbara, one of a number of residents involved in founding HWTN in 1973, has been a leader in historic preservation, with a focus on our neighborhood and Frank Lloyd Wright buildings. Barbara and her husband Bob, a former HWTN president, live in a restored Wright home.

Wednesday’s meeting also includes election of HWTN’s 2016 officers and trustees. All HWTN members are eligible to vote.

The meeting takes place in the Marcia Coles Community Room in the Lake Park Pavilion. Come between 6:30 p.m. and 7 for refreshments prior to the meeting courtesy of Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro.