Sunday, November 25, 2012
Mayor Steve Scaffidi broke a 3-3 tie to prevent Green Man from beginning composting operations at its facility on Nicholson Road.
After criticism from residents and some aldermen, Mayor Steve Scaffidi cast a tie-breaking vote to reject Green Man Wood Services' plans to operate a state-licensed composting facility. Green Man, 9000 S. Nicholson Road, has been the topic of much debate among its neighbors in the last year after owner Dan Gustin first tried starting composting operations back in November of 2011. The Common Council delayed action to allow Gustin to sort out issues brought up by neighbors. Much of the residents' concerns stemmed from how composting, specifically the smell from the materials brought in, would negatively affect the neighborhood. Those concerns have not died down. Residents complained Tuesday about foul odors in the area they believe came …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The urban agricultural pioneer's organization has a presence in Oak Creek, with greenhouses on Fifth Avenue and involvement with Green Man Wood Services.
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- Mark Schaaf
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Milwaukee's Will Allen, a legend in the field of urban agriculture, paid a visit to Comedy Central's The Colbert Report Tuesday night. Allen was there to promote his book, The Good Food Revolution. He talked with Colbert about how he got started with urban agriculture, his farms in the Milwaukee area and how urban agriculture will expand. Click here to watch the interview. Patch interviewed Allen last year about his presence in Oak Creek. Allen's organization, Growing Power, opened several rows of greenhouses on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Addison Lane. The group also does work at Green Man Wood Services, 9000 S. Nicholson Road.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Oak Creek business wants to operate a composting facility.
Green Man Wood Services' efforts to operate a state-licensed composting facility continue to meet resistance. After hearing numerous objections from neighbors, who are upset about Green Man's current operation and fear what composting might mean for the neighborhood, the Common Council on Tuesday delayed acting on the proposal so it can take a closer look. Green Man, 9000 S. Nicholson Road, got approval in 2007 to operate a lumberyard and contractor’s office, with outdoor storage of vehicles, material, and equipment, according to a report to council members. Up to this point, Green Man's primary business has been lawn maintenance, landscaping, tree removal and the recycling of wood products. Their latest proposal has not gone over well …