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Please check back daily for up to date Parking Restrictions:

Starting Friday, March 20th until further notice…

The Village of West Milwaukee has suspended all timed parking restrictions to accommodate residents who are home due to COVID-19. Vehicles parking overnight will not be required to alternate side park,  but must have valid night parking permits.

Vehicles must abide by all other parking regulations, including posted “NO PARKING” signs. Parking Enforcement will focus on safety-related violations including unauthorized parking in a handicapped space, obstructing traffic, and parking too close to an alley/driveway/fire hydrant/crosswalk.

Additionally, No Parking in a Loading Zone will be actively enforced. Per Wisconsin statute, a vehicle must be attended while actively loading/unloading so that it may promptly be moved in case of an emergency or to avoid obstruction of traffic.

Changes to Village Operations

In an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Village of West Milwaukee is limiting public access to Village buildings, including the following: Village Hall, Public Works, Police Department (lobby), and the West Milwaukee Community Centre’. The Fire Department, Police Department, and our Emergency 911 Dispatch Center will operate as they always do, but the administrative offices and lobby will be largely closed to the public except for a few circumstances (i.e. absentee voting/registration).  We want to thank you for your patience and understanding during these uncertain times. Our community’s safety is our number one concern, and we all should be vigilant in doing our part to help slow the spread of this virus. 

At this time, staff will be present at these facilities during regular business hours in order to assist citizens with any questions, requests, or payments via phone or email. Details are outlined below. 

911 Emergency Dispatch Services

  • The dispatch center has enhanced call screening and is taking additional precautions when answering 911 calls that involve complaints of a sick person, fever, cough, respiratory illness or other breathing problems. These questions will allow us to take precautions to avoid exposure and spread of COVID-19 for the first responders and the public.
  • 911 is for life-threatening emergencies only, and our non-emergency number, (414) 645-2151, is for all other questions. 911 calls take priority over non-emergency calls, and the public may be put on hold while taking those calls. Misuse of 911 can result in a citation if used improperly.
  • Please do not call 911 for shortage of supplies.
  • Please do not call 911 for the Health Department or questions about the virus.

Accident Reports

  • Completed accident reports are available online at:
    • CrashDocs.org (accident date and report number required)
    • App.Wi.Gov/CrashReports (accident document number required)
  • Minor, non-injury traffic accidents may be self-reported to the Department of Transportation at WisconsinDOT.gov/CrashReporting. Make sure to still exchange information with the other driver: name, phone number, license plate number, and insurance company. 

Building/Fire Inspections and Permits

  • The Village will continue to process building permits. For more information on permits, please visit our “Forms/Permits” tab.
  • Inspections and enforcement will be performed as needed.
  • For more information, please call (414) 645-1530 ext. 129. You may also email scott.gregory@westmilwaukee.org or joseph.vanderlinden@westmilwaukee.org.
  • If you need to contact Safebuilt, such as for information on the status of a permit, please call Kati Vokovitch at (262) 955-3014. 

Clerk/Treasurer’s Office

  • Anything normally paid at the Clerk/Treasurer’s Office in-person can be done through the lockbox and/or by mail. You may also pay online at GovPayNow.com, but there is a fee applied for credit cards. For more information about online payments, see our “Taxes” tab. For any questions about payments, please call (414) 645-1530 ext. 0. 

Department of Public Works

  • Recycling and garbage collection will continue as normal in the Village of West Milwaukee. Municipal yards and drop-offs are open to the public.
  • To contact DPW, please call (414) 645-6238.

Elections/Voting

  • In-person absentee voting is still available until April 3rd until 5 pm at the Village Hall located at 4755 West Beloit Road.
  • If you apply for an absentee ballot in your municipal clerk’s office, you must vote immediately, seal your ballot in the proper envelope, and return it to a member of the clerk’s staff.  No ballots may be taken from the clerk’s office.
  • Please all see our Type E Notice: Voting by Absentee Ballot (April 7, 2020).

Additional Voting Information

Health Department

  • The West Allis Health Department is currently operating only by appointment, including WIC. To contact them, please call (414) 302-8600 or email health@westalliswi.gov. 
  • For more information on COVID-19, you may visit the West Allis Health Department’s website or the CDC’s website. You may also call the CDC 24/7 hotline at 1 (800) 232-4636.

MADACC

  • Effective immediately, MADACC will keep the lobby closed to traffic except for stray/bite case drop-offs/reclaims and adoptions. For more information, please visit their website. You may also call them at (414) 649-8640.

Municipal Court

  • The West Milwaukee Municipal Court has postponed court scheduled for March 31st, April 21st, and April 28th. 
  • You may contact the Municipal Court by calling (414) 645-5411. If there is no answer, leave a message with your name and phone number for a return call.
  • The court is limiting their hours to 9am-11am Tuesday and Thursday.  Please leave a message and your call will be returned.  

Police and Fire Services

  • The West Milwaukee Police Department and Fire Department will continue operating 24 hours/7 days a week. The lobby is only open for emergencies. 

Property Tax Payments

  • The second property tax installment is due April 30th.
  • Tax payments can be dropped off in the depository box at Village Hall (4755 W. Beloit Rd., across from the dispatch window), or mailed to Village Hall (4755 W. Beloit Rd., West Milwaukee, WI 53214).
  • You will receive a receipt for your tax payment in the mail.

Ticket/Citation Payments

  • Citizens may pay traffic, municipal, and parking tickets online or by phone. 
  • Traffic and municipal citations may be paid online at GovPayNow.com or by calling 1 (888) 604-7888. Please use agency code #7885. It is necessary to have your citation number and amount due available.
  • Parking citations may be paid online at ParkingTicketPayment.com/WestMilwaukee or by calling 1 (866) 981-7546. It is necessary to have the license plate number and amount due available.

Village Hall

  • Village Hall will be closed to the public, effective immediately, except for in-person absentee voting and registration. 
  • Village Hall staff will report to work throughout the closure period. Our phone lines will remain operational and staff will answer calls during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • You may contact Village Hall by phone at (414) 645-1530 or by emailing general@westmilwaukee.org. 

Village Meetings

  • The CDA meeting for Monday, March 23rd has been cancelled.

Additional important information:

Type E Notice: Voting by Absentee Ballot (April 7, 2020)

Order Restricting Food and Beverage Sales in Milwaukee County

Village of West Milwaukee Public Health Emergency Declaration

Emergency Order #5: Prohibiting Mass Gatherings of 10 People or More

Mass Gatherings FAQ

The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines

 

Thursday, March 19th

In response to COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus), the Village President has declared a Public Health Emergency in the Village of West Milwaukee. This declaration is in line with action taken by the Federal, State, and County levels of government. This declaration enables Village officials to exercise powers in an expedited manner at the local level in the interest of health, safety, welfare, and good order of the Village of West Milwaukee.

Tuesday, March 17th 2:00 p.m.

COVID-19 Public Health Emergency – Order Restricting Food and Beverage Sales in West Milwaukee effective as of 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020

COVID-19 Order Restricting Food and Beverage Sales Under the authority of Wis. Stat. § 252.03(2), the West Milwaukee Public Health Officer, under contract with the Health Department of West Allis pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 251.02(2)(a)2., in coordination with the Village of West Milwaukee Village President and the Milwaukee County Executive, order the following:

A. Effective as of 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, and continuing until further notice, food and beverage service is restricted as defined in section B.1 in the Village of West Milwaukee unless otherwise exempted in section B.2. This order builds on the restrictions in the “Order Prohibiting Mass Gatherings of 10 or More People”1 issued by Governor Evers on March 17, 2020, to meet the needs of the Milwaukee metropolitan area, which is beginning to experience community transmission of COVID-19.

B. Food and Beverage Service Restrictions and Exemptions

1. Restrictions: Operators of the locations listed below shall comply with the identified restrictions until further notice, unless otherwise exempted in section B.2.

  • Liquor, beer and wine sales in the Municipalities are restricted to carry-out sales and delivery only, to the extent permitted by law. No onsite consumption is permitted.
  • Food and beverage sales are restricted to carry-out and delivery only. No onsite consumption is permitted.

2. Exemptions to issued closures and guidance for operating facilities

  • Food service in health care facilities.
  • Food service and catering at weddings or funerals.2 iii. Lines for carry-out must have an environment where patrons and staff maintain social distancing (six feet away from other people) whenever possible.
  • Everyone is urged to continue to wash hands, utilize hand sanitizer and practice proper respiratory etiquette (coughing into elbow, etc.).
  • The immediate implementation of this Order is necessary as patrons of bars and restaurants continue to gather in large number, in close proximity to each other, in closed spaces, thereby endangering the health of the staff and the patrons.

Order Restricting Food and Beverage Sales in Milwaukee County WM

Tuesday, March 17th 8:00am

DHS Order Mass Gatherings of 50 or More

Monday, March 16, 2020

In the last few days, we started operating under a state of emergency at the national, state and county level. As you know, travel has been restricted around the globe.  Each of our municipalities are also in the process of issuing city and village states of emergency. We want to offer assurances and best practice recommendations to our residents. COVID-19 is a global pandemic. It is spreading quickly, and the intensity of this virus can be severe; our aging populations are at increased risk with this virus.

The West Allis West Milwaukee School District, has the following schedule:  Monday, March 16, 2020: NO SCHOOL – Professional Development Day; Tuesday, March 17, 2020 – April 3, 2020: ONLINE LEARNING; and  April 6, 2020 – April 10, 2020: SCHOOL IS CLOSED – Spring Break.  All programs, extra-curricular, and sporting events are cancelled.

Libraries are closed, sporting and entertainment events and venues are closed, and many workplaces are trying to conduct their business from remote locations.

In addition to the many recommendations you are seeing about washing hands, disinfecting surfaces and bathrooms, and maintain social distance, we want to offer some additional recommendations to allow our local municipal governments to remain open and offer services.

You can obtain accurate and timely information about local resources at these sites:
http://www.nshealthdept.org/CommunicableDiseases/COVID19.aspx
https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/index.htm

We are encouraging ALL of our residents to request an absentee ballot for the April 7 election. Voting through the mail reduces public contact with our poll workers, many of whom are elderly retirees.  You can request a ballot here: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/ Please do so as soon as possible. It takes time for a ballot to be mailed to you and for you to mail it back.  While you have until April 2 to request a ballot, the possibility of receiving it and having it be received back in the municipality by Election Day is not guaranteed the closer we get to April 2.

Please limit visits to Village Halls – Our community operates with very small village staff. We need to ensure that they remain healthy in order to continue to provide vital municipal services.  Tax payments can be mailed and receipts will be sent to you. Please utilize our various municipal websites to obtain information, or village hall before coming in for information and services.

Friday, March 13, 2020

There is no way of knowing how significant an impact the coronavirus will have on our business or our individual lives. There may be economic repercussions, physical illness, or a combination of both. Although our region has been relatively untouched at this point, there are cases nearby, and the likelihood of an increase in exposure is very possible.

The most severe risk is to older adults, and people with underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease, and diabetes. You should consult your health care provider immediately and follow their recommendations if you feel you need to take additional steps to protect yourself.

West Allis West Milwaukee Update: COVID-19 March 12, 2020

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions 

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) United States At a Glance 

West Allis/West Milwaukee Health Department

West Allis Information on COVID-19

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

COVID-19 Fact Sheet

If you have any questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the Health Department at 414-302-8600 or email at health@westalliswi.gov.

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).  The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

The CDC recommends the following:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  •  Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  •  Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is
    especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or
    vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for
    example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and
    sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room.
  • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick
    (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved
    for caregivers.
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches,
    countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
  • It is stated above, but it is extremely important that you stay home if you are sick. If you are quarantined, do not return to
    work until your quarantine period is complete.
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