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Police Officer Position Opening

Police Officer Position Opening

The West Milwaukee Police Department is hiring for Entry Level Police Officer or Lateral Entry Police Officer Positions. To apply, please complete and return the following documents by Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at 5:00 PM:

WMPD Application

WM New Authorization for Release of Information

This hiring application requires the applicant to be eligible to enroll in a LESB-approved academy, or have successfully completed or currently attending an approved LESB basic recruit academy. Lateral Entry must have current certification. 

Completed applications with all required materials must be received at the West Milwaukee Police Department at 4755 W. Beloit Rd., West Milwaukee, WI 53214. Incomplete applications will be rejected.  If you need additional time to obtain a copy of your transcripts or birth certificate you will need to note this information when you turn in your application material and you will have to have these item turned in no later than Friday September 9, 2022 at 5:00 P. M. All application material and/or questions should be sent to the attention of Sergeant Anthony Munoz anthony.munoz@westmilwaukee.org or Assistant Chief Shaundra Randolph at shaundra.randolph@westmilwaukee.org.

Respect Our Waters

Respect Our Waters

Sediment is loose sand, soil, or other select types of debris that can be carried by runoff into a stream, river, or lake. Too much sediment makes water murkier, which harms wildlife and aquatic plants. It also affects our ability to use the water for recreational activities.

Help West Milwaukee prevent sediment pollution that may be occurring in our community by keeping your eye out for these Sediment Pollution Red Flags.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are other ways that you can identify and prevent sediment pollution in our community! Visit https://bit.ly/Sediment-Pollution to learn more about sediment pollution, its sources, and how to prevent it!

West Milwaukee Commission Vacancies

West Milwaukee Commission Vacancies

The Village of West Milwaukee has open Commissioner seats on the West Milwaukee Community Development Authority (WMCDA) and Plan Commission. These Commissions meet once a month, subject to active items to review. If you live in West Milwaukee and are interested, please fill out a Commission Committee Application and submit it to the Clerk’s Office at 4755 W. Beloit Rd. 2nd Floor West Milwaukee, WI 53214.  Please see more information regarding the commissions below or at https://www.westmilwaukee.org/gov/committees/ and contact the Clerk’s office at 414-645-1530 ext. 0 with any questions.

West Milwaukee Community Development Authority: 

The WMCDA has the power to issue revenue bonds to provide financing for qualified redevelopment projects to be constructed by private developers, including elimination or prevention of substandard, deteriorated, unsanitary and blighted areas; the provision and retention of gainful employment opportunities for the citizens of the Village; an increase in the tax base; and the stimulation of the flow of investment capital to the Village which results in beneficial effects upon the economy in the Village. The CDA’s primary role has been to facilitate borrowing for infrastructure and acquisition costs related to redevelopment projects in the Tax Increment Finance Districts and Environmental Remediation District and review and provide direction on specific redevelopment proposals in these areas.

The Community Development Authority consists of seven (7) members, including a Chairperson, two (2) appointed members of the Village Board, and five (5) citizen appointees with background and experience with the financing of projects.

The WMCDA meets on the fourth Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the West Milwaukee Community Centre’ located at 1345 S. 47th St.

West Milwaukee Plan Commission:

Plan Commission members need to be prepared for the business to be discussed at the meetings by reviewing each proposal in light of the comprehensive plan and applicable land use. If a major development is involved, they can talk to the engineer or to others to review information. They review planning documents, zoning, conditional use requests, and signage.

The Plan Commission consists of seven (7) members, including the Village President who serves as Chairperson, one (1) appointed member of the Village Board, and five (5) citizen appointees with an interest or understanding of projects from a zoning or aesthetics perspective and what may be a good fit considering the community master plan.

The Plan Commission meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the West Milwaukee Community Centre’ located at 1345 S. 47th St.

Plan Review

Plan Review

The Village of West Milwaukee is pleased to announce that we have been approved as the delegated authority from the State of Wisconsin Department of Safety & Professional Services, Division of Industry Services as building, HVAC, fire and components, and commercial plumbing code enforcement authority for commercial buildings.  This will substantially reduce the review time for plan approval.   An application can be completed and submitted with electronic plans and the appropriate fee.  You can contact Kati at Safebuilt at 262-955-3014 or kvokovitch@safebuilt.com with additional questions.

Application for Review – Buildings, HVAC, Fire, and Components

Application for General Plumbing Plan Review

Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority Consumer Pages

Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority Consumer Pages

Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA)  has launched an exciting consumer outreach initiative that prospective homebuyers can utilize as they pursue homeownership in West Milwaukee. The newly re-designed Consumer Pages are available for anyone who wants to learn about obtaining a WHEDA loan, WHEDA down payment assistance, or WHEDA mortgage credit certificates.  On these pages, you can find:

Link to WHEDA’s new consumer pages:  https://www.wheda.com/homeownership-and-renters/home-buyers

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Testing 

Milwaukee County and its partners are working with Community Health Centers to ensure those who need COVID-19 tests can get them. Each site listed below may have different requirements. Some sites may ask you to stay in your car. Other sites will screen you before you come indoors. Many sites will require an appointment before you arrive in order to ensure they’ve collected your contact and insurance information.

Testing site information changes frequently. Please click here for up-to-date testing locations. For the most up-to-date information about each testing site, contact the location directly

Vaccine Information

www.healthymke.com

COVID-19 Vaccine 

Other Helpful Links:

Guidance for COVID

safe opening LTC

Safe Practices Table

Mask Mandate Extended 1/15/2021

COVID-19 At Home Collection Kit 

Business Safety Plans

COVID Safety Placard West Milwaukee

We’re All In Update 

Business Phase B

Community Communication

What is COVID?

Emergency Order #3

Milwaukee Community Testing Site Updates

We’re All In Phase 2

Gov. Evers Invests Additional $100 Million in Wisconsin Small Businesses and Economic Stabilization

Gov. Evers Directs Department of Health Services to Limit Indoor Public Gatherings

Worldwide COVID-19 Map

Face Mask Information CDC

IHME Predictions for Wisconsin

What to do if you had close contact with a COVID-19 case

Stay At Home: What do I do if home is not safe?

Beware of Scams regarding Information on COVID-19

CDC: DIY Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow Spread of COVID-19

Other useful links: 

Wisconsin Department of Health Services 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions 

West Allis/West Milwaukee Health Department

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

The CDC recommends the following:

Know How it Spreads:

  • 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 virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
    • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
    • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
    • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
    • Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.
More details: How COVID-19 Spreads

Everyone Should:

Clean your hands often
  • 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

Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others

  • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
  • Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities.
    • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
  • The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
  • Do NOT use a facemask meant for a healthcare worker.
  • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.

More details: Cloth Face Covers

Cover coughs and sneezes
  • If you are in a private setting and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always 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.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Clean and disinfect
  • 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.

To disinfect:
Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work. Use disinfectants appropriate for the surface.

Options include:

  • Diluting your household bleach.
    To make a bleach solution, mix:

    • 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water
      OR
    • 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water

    Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.

  • Alcohol solutions.
    Ensure solution has at least 70% alcohol.
  • Other common EPA-registered household disinfectants.
    Products with EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens pdf icon[7 pages]external icon claims are expected to be effective against COVID-19 based on data for harder to kill viruses. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and contact time, etc.).

 

Respect Our Waters

Respect Our Waters

Adopt Your Drain

Are you looking for a safe way to stay active, involved, and connected during the pandemic? Then you should join up with people from all over Southeastern Wisconsin and Adopt Your Drain!

Adopting a storm drain is an easy way to make a big impact on the health of your community and local environment. Drain adopters volunteer to make sure that their neighborhood storm drains are free of debris and litter, preventing unwanted pollution in our rivers and lakes. Sound like something that you want to be involved in? Head to the website https://www.adoptyourdrain.com/ to learn more about the program and to sign up to adopt a drain!


Survey

Residents of West Milwaukee live in the Lake Michigan watershed. This means that when rain falls in our Village it enters a system of ditches, drains, and pipes that directs it away from our homes and properties and into rivers and streams, finally ending up in the Lake. Unfortunately, this stormwater runoff can also carry fertilizer, road salt, and trash into the Lake.

West Milwaukee needs your help in making sure that our community has the tools it needs to keep our watershed clean! Let us know what you think are the most important issues facing our watershed by taking this survey. Together we can keep our communities clean and healthy!

West Milwaukee has much to offer, from a unique local business community, to great recreational spaces, to wonderful neighborhoods for raising a family. But when it rains, water washes over the land and picks up the things we leave behind during our daily lives, like salt, fertilizer, and litter. The water then carries those pollutants into the system of drains, ditches, and pipes that keep our businesses, community spaces, and neighborhoods from flooding and introduces them into rivers that flow into Lake Michigan.

Nobody knows West Milwaukee like its residents– that’s why we need to hear from you! We all rely on Lake Michigan, and it’s our job as members of the watershed to keep it clean. Take this survey to let us know what you think are the biggest and most important problems here in ABC that face our watershed!

Photo Contest

Submission 1:

From clearing litter out of storm drains or drainage ditches, to planting native plants that soak up rain water, to cleaning up after pets, we know there are many ways that our residents protect our watershed. Now it’s time to show the rest of the state!

Our partners at Respect Our Waters are running a photo competition throughout southeastern Wisconsin to showcase how people around the region are creatively protecting our watersheds. Let’s show our neighbors that nobody respects their water like West Milwaukee! Get outside, show your West Milwaukee pride, and submit your best photos of how you take care of our water and our community at this link. After submitting, be sure to check out all the posts from around the region and vote on your favorite submissions.

SUBMIT PHOTOS HERE

Submission 2:

West Milwaukee – it’s our time to shine! Our community partner Respect our Waters is hosting a photo contest to showcase how residents of southeastern Wisconsin protect our communities from stormwater pollution. Big or small, there are many ways that you can protect watersheds, doing tasks like clearing out storm drains or drainage ditches, planting native plants, picking up after your pets, and disposing of yard waste properly. So get outside, get creative, and submit a photo to show off how West Milwaukee Respects Our Water!

SUBMIT PHOTOS HERE

Municipal Court Changes

Gavel

Court personnel will have reduced hours. The new office hours are Tuesday and Wednesday  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. until further notice.

Any questions please call the court at (414) 645-5411.

For instructions on how to appear remotely, please click here.

AirBnb Permits

AirBnb Permits

Interested in renting out your home or property in West Milwaukee on short term rental websites, such as Airbnb? The Village of West Milwaukee now has a permit available for short term rentals!

Rental of a whole or partial residence to visitors for less than a month is commonly known as a Short Term Rental (STR). The legal term in Wisconsin is a Tourist Rooming House (TRH). Wisconsin allows the rental of one to four sleeping accommodations, which can be rooms of a home or an entire home. All Village of West Milwaukee TRHs must be licensed through the West Allis Health Department and inspected annually to verify the operation meets all requirements of Wisconsin law related to general public health.

For more information, please visit our Forms/Permits tab. You may also email general@westmilwaukee.org or call (414) 645-1530.