I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.
Let’s take a look back at the last year of things happening in Cudahy. Remember all of this is a team effort and this isn’t a complete list, just some of the things happening in Cudahy.
Grammer AG has announced that it is moving its North American headquarters from Hudson to northeast Mississippi.
As promised I was able to get the Dana form Brixmor (owner of Packard Plaza) to the Common Council to be grilled by the Mayor and Council members.
As many of you know Packard Plaza, even though it is NOT in District 3, was an important topic for me during the Spring Election. Most importantly that someone from the Packard Plaza Owner’s management team come in person in front of the Common Council and the Public to explain what is going on…
At the CDA meeting we saw basic overall drafts of Development on Pennsylvania and Layton. Nothing was solid yet and no names attached.
I just want to welcome and thank Averitt Express for coming to Cudahy and taking over the old Road Runner terminal.
It was nice to see Alderman Otto make it to the meeting so the Third District had representation. Now when he came in I did say hi Mr. Otto but he wouldn’t even look at me or acknowledge me or those people I was with who said hi as well.
So I was told by a member of Get it Now’s management that their District Manager on Thursday March 7, 2013 made the decision that once the lease is up in 2 years they are moving!
Come take a look at the Bay View Neighborhood Association 2012 Survey Results. You will see some interesting things in it.
I am NOT a Johnny Come Lately on Packard Plaza nor am I just now discovering development should have been one of Mayor Day’s top priorities. He is too little too late!
Walmarts in South Milwaukee, West Milwaukee look to April opening
Dear Cudahy Citizens of District 3,
This last weekend, I heard something that was not exactly the truth but a revisionist who is a politician (Cudahy Mayor Day) hoping to get re-elected (fudging) and he was caught off guard when talking to another elected official (Milwaukee Alderman Tony Zielinski) about Wal-Mart.
Office space fills as rents drop
I want people to take notice that one of the Mayor’s JOBS is economic development and the pursuit of finding, attracting and bring (landing) them in!
Sears Holding Corp – Kmart
Further below is the meeting agenda. As you all look at, notice Mayor Day is going to give updates to Packard Plaza. So do you think if I didn’t make this a big point and it wasn’t an election year he would be talking about it?
I have talked about that development is a major issue in Cudahy and that our different segments of City Government pertaining to it are not on the same page, no check that, not even in the same book. It is dysfunctional and with dysfunctional things it is spreading to other things. It spreads like cancer.
So if you travel to the Cudahy Economic Development site you will see this:
So my wife was at the Franklin Wal-Mart checking out and two women in front of her were talking about the new South Milwaukee Wal-Mart opening in April.
I shudder to ask if anyone in Cudahy Economic Development, the Mayor or if anyone from the City attended or even knew about this.
Okay people, Mayor Day is finally talking publicly about Packard Plaza! The constant pressures we have placed on him and Brian Biernat have got them interested in the situation there.
So another “Condo” project is being proposed for Cudahy. This must be some of the Earth shattering Kaboom development we were promised!
Dear soon to be elected Mayor,
As Alderman for the 3rd District of Cudahy I will be pushing that Cudahy’s Economic Development Director Brian Biernat comes to one Common Council meeting a month and explain in meeting and during the open session what is going on.
Well I have talked about the City of Cudahy’s Economic Development website and how out of date it was. Basically untouched since Lara Fritts left in 2010.
We will have to wait and find out if Iron Mountain is going to keep the Cudahy Datastore open.
Cudahy’s Economic Development Director Brian Biernat is looking for an assistant at $40k plus benefits to make up for the work he cannot do given his focus is on inspection.
The Cudahy Wal-Mart battle showed exactly why Cudahy is/has been on a downslope – NIMBY
Mayors are to be the biggest cheerleader for the city.
Thank you Dan Vnuk for letting people know about this!
It is apparent that people are not remembering how things really were in 2006.
So in South Milwaukee Dollar General announces it is expanding its store there and in Cudahy Saturday September 22nd Aldi's closed down for good.
I happen to run into former Cudahy Mayor John Hohenfeldt. The first thing I said to him is please run for Cudahy Mayor, please run! We need you!
So it is that time again that we find ourselves with a City that just doesn’t want to get information to the public! It makes me think that underhanded things happen and are happening. This leads us to have to fish for information and lets rumors fly. Well you know I will air them out and let things fall where they may. Flush them out and bring light to them in a city so bent on keep people in the dark which keeps the rumor mill working overtime.
So I am hearing that Merchandise Outlet is leaving Cudahy in a big part to the land owner upping their rent to make up for the loss in revenue from the empty spaces!
Well I keep hearing from people around Cudahy that Aldi’s is looking at leaving and moving to… yep, you guessed it, South Milwaukee. Oh yeah not far from the Wal-Mart and to an area with more traffic.
Well the Roadrunner Milwaukee terminal is history in Cudahy. They have moved to Brown Deer.
I would like to see the Elected Officials of Cudahy get serious about the real things plaguing our City.
I am sure most readers have seen the MJS article titled “Ex-Iceport site in Cudahy draws interest” if not here it is:
Mr. Biernat’s hiring was approved in June 2011 and he started his part time position on October 3, 2011 as the Director of Economic Development.
Okay Cudahy residents I am just sick and tired of hearing that Cudahy development is “In the Hopper/In the Pipeline”. That statement has been the moniker of the McCue administration and is now the Day administration. I don’t SEE anything coming of it!
When are the powers that be in Cudahy going to wake up?????
From the Business Journal
From what I am hearing, the info will be made public soon. I was told he is NOT part of the old guard and lives in Saukville.
Annapolis Economic Development Corporation Launch
December 07, 2010
Retail, office planned for
Slow market weakens project incentives
It appears somewhere, somehow, that the cleanup costs for the former Cudahy Kohl’s site are wrong by somebody or someone.
I have been hearing from many people that the property owner might want to donate or sell the land for a dollar to the City of
City officials wary of plans for Target store on Bluemound
As you travel around Cudahy and other parts of Milwaukee that border the airport, you will notice that there are areas of vacant land that have to be left open as they are in the flight zone (landing zone) and for safety reasons need to be left vacant.
I received this email the other day from a reader.
This is a hypothetical “What IF”! Any similarities to actual events or people is just purely coincident.
Not sure where the city link is to the full report since the condensed version on the city site doesn’t give you the proper information. Ms. Fritts could you please be so kind and put up that link as well.
It said big box retailing was perfect for the Meyer (Iceport) site.
We need to be building things not just selling and servicing things.
I know Mayor Day already knows that “Development” in
After some workers were let go on Friday, there were many people talking that Patrick Cudahy’s Corporate Office was moving to
So how would you feel if Wal-Mart contacts the
I am waiting on some information about the Patrick Cudahy Corporate Office in
We all know that there was once a Texaco Gas station on the Kohl’s property and the gas tank is still there, but what about the history of the Kohl’s parking lot property? I would like to thank Toni Belleranti formally of
My friend Jay Weber on Roundy’s moving into
TIF projection sent to Lara Fritts on
Please don't forget the meeting of the Community Development Authority of the City of
Isn’t this the salon that is in the building that is being redone on
Meeting of the Community Development Authority of the City of
Rite Hite Products Corporation on
Please help fill in the gaps year by year of what Mayor McCue has done! Please be specific and include dates. If McCue did something great or at all, let’s give him the credit he deserves! Here is your chance, all you McCue supporters, to shine and show me I am wrong.
I am sure everyone has seen the race results by now. Not how I wanted it to finish, but it is what it is. If you missed it, here is the info from the Milwaukee Journal.
Ashley Furniture plans to open 300 small stores
You are doing an excellent job as the Cudahy Economic Development Director.
This is going to come as a shock to the elitist crowd that clamored, cried, and protested how bad Wal-Mart is. Well here is a very informative IKEA article. It will have IKEA supporters like Mayor McCue and Alderwoman
JC Penney Outlet store to close
You are well on your way to matching what your predecessor had accomplished and at this point, that is nothing, but you are heading in the correct direction.
"It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.” - Robert Green Ingersoll
To the four other people in attendance at the budget meeting when I talked to mayor McCue about the RTA being a self-taxing board