August 10, 2008

Racine County; Briefing

City to hold session on expenditures

Racine -- The City of Racine's Community Development Committee will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. Thursday on past expenditures of Community Development Block Grant funds and on housing and community development needs to be met by future expenditures.

The hearing will be held in Room 102, Racine City Hall, 730 Washington Ave., Racine.

Information on prior years' expenditures, Racine's Consolidated Housing and Community Development plan and eligible uses of block grant funds is available from the Department of City Development by calling (262) 636-9151 or the Department of Housing at (262) 636- 9477.

Leach Beach now safe for swimming

Town of Burlington -- Leach Beach was closed July 29 due to high bacteria counts in the water.

The beach was reopened Tuesday as water samples demonstrate safe bacterial levels for swimming.

The Aukes and Town/Public Beach at Bohner's Lake, in the Town of Burlington were closed Tuesday after identifying high bacteria counts in the water.

These beaches will remain closed until water samples demonstrate safe bacterial levels. Water samples will be collected daily until safe levels are reached.

Fischer Park Beaches East and West remain open.

For information, call the Western Racine County Health Department at (262) 763-4930 or visit

Gateway president starts nonprofit role

Kenosha -- Gateway Technical College President Bryan Albrecht has started his tenure as president of the Association for Career and Technical Education, a nonprofit dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares people for successful careers.

Albrecht will oversee the national organization, direct it in its mission and become its chief representative. His term is to last one year.

Albrecht will continue to serve a leadership role with the group after his term as president, in a role as its past president position for a year.

Albrecht also was on the executive committee the year before as president-elect.

Albrecht served on the board from 2003-'06.

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