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The Village of West Milwaukee is a small, close knit suburban community located in the middle of Milwaukee County.

Milwaukee Fire Historical Society Fire Museum

Milwaukee Fire Historical Society Fire Museum

The Milwaukee Fire Historical Society would like to welcome you to the Milwaukee Fire Museum. The museum is open the first Sunday of each month from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. In addition, the museum will be open on Thursday, June 13 at 6:00 p.m. for their annual meeting and on Saturday, September 28, and Sunday, September 29 for Doors Open Milwaukee. The museum is free to attend.

Milwaukee Fire Historical Society Fire Museum Press Release

West Milwaukee Strong Neighborhoods Program

West Milwaukee Strong Neighborhoods Program

Strong Neighborhoods is an initiative developed by the Village of West Milwaukee to help increase the attractiveness of West Milwaukee housing stock. Strong Neighborhoods aims to work with citizens to invest in them and their homes. The Strong Neighborhoods initiative will assist with residential exterior housing improvements and property maintenance compliance. The new program is financed through a TIF financing law known as the “Affordable Housing Extension” which allows the extension of a TIF to benefit a municipality’s housing stock. Funds for these programs will be available in the form of grants as outlined in State Statute 66.1105. Investing in the Village’s housing stock will result in a ripple effect that will benefit everyone within the Village. Please see the links below for more information.

West Milwaukee Strong Neighborhoods Information Packet

West Milwaukee Strong Neighborhoods Application

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.

WMPD Application Process

WMPD Part 1 Personal History

WMPD Part 2 Personal Integrity Questionnaire

WM 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.

All application material and/or questions should be sent to the attention Sergeant Anthony Munoz at anthony.munoz@westmilwaukeewi.gov or Assistant Chief Shaundra Randolph at Shaundra.randolph@westmilwaukeewi.gov.

Sales Tax Information

Sales Tax Information

The Wisconsin Legislature authorized a sales tax for both the City of Milwaukee and an increased sales tax for Milwaukee County in 2023 Wisconsin Act 12.

Starting on January 1, 2024, the combined sales tax rate in the City of Milwaukee is 7.9% and 5.9%. for the rest of Milwaukee County.

If you are a resident of West Milwaukee and believe you were overcharged sales tax by any retailer, you are entitled to seek a refund from that retailer.  Please save your receipt.  Wisconsin law states that retailers who over collect sales tax must return the tax collected in error to their customers or remit to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR).  Contact DOR to report any inaccurate sales tax collection. DOR will follow up on all reports of inaccurate sales tax collection.

Email:  DORSalesandUse@wisconsin.gov

Phone: (608) 266-2776)

 

How do I ask for a refund?

You can ask for a refund in person at the store, or you can submit a written request for a refund to the retailer that over collected sales tax.  Upon a written request, the retailer must review and determine whether the tax was collected in error within 60 days of the request.

 

What if I don’t want a refund and just want the retailer to charge the right tax going forward?

Contact DOR to report any inaccurate sales tax collection.  DOR will follow up on all reports of inaccurate sales tax collection.

Email:  DORSalesandUse@wisconsin.gov

Phone:  (608) 266-2776)

 

How do I know which sales tax applies?

To identify the correct sales tax that applies to your purchase, use the Department of Revenue look up tool.  DOR Wisconsin State and Local Sales Tax Rate Lookup. For in-store purchases, use the store address.  For online purchases of merchandise, use the delivery address.

If an address is missing from the lookup tool or you believe it is assigned to the incorrect municipality, please contact DOR with the address information.

Email:  DORSalesandUse@wisconsin.gov

Phone:  (608) 266-2776)

 

What if the sales tax overpayments exceed $50?

If you have sufficient copies of invoices showing total overpaid Wisconsin sales taxes of $50 or more, you may request a refund directly from the department.  Submit your refund claim using the department’s My Tax Account portal – select “Buyer’s Claim for Refund” to get started.

Village Board Meeting

Village Board Meeting

There is a Village Board meeting scheduled for Monday, April 15, 2024. The Public Safety Committee will meet at 6:45 p.m. followed by the Finance Committee. The main Village Board meeting is at 7:00 pm. All meetings will be held in the Village Board Room at the West Milwaukee Community Centre located at 1345 S. 47th St.

There will also be a Special Village Board meeting on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at 5: 00 p.m in the upstairs conference room of the Village Hall at 4755 W. Beloit Rd. 

If you have any additional questions, please contact the Clerk’s Office (414) 645-1530, extension 131 before 5:00 p.m. on Monday.

Public Safety Agenda

Finance Agenda

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Special Village Board Agenda 4 16 24