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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 Friday, January 27, 2023, at 5:00 PM

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. 

Completed applications with all required materials must be received at the West Milwaukee Police Department at 4755 W. Beloit Rd., West Milwaukee, WI 53214 no later than Friday, January 27, 2023, at 5:00 PM.  Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted. 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, February 10, 2023, at 5:00 PM. All application material and/or questions should be sent to the attention of Sergeant Anthony Munoz anthony.munoz@westmilwaukeewi.gov or Assistant Chief Shaundra Randolph at shaundra.randolph@westmilwaukeewi.gov.

W. Greenfield Avenue Reconstruction Project Acquisitions and Temporary Easements

W. Greenfield Avenue Reconstruction Project Acquisitions and Temporary Easements

The Village of West Milwaukee will be reconstructing W. Greenfield Avenue from S. 56th Street to Miller Park Way. Construction is scheduled to start in the spring of 2024. To provide the right-of-way necessary for this construction, the Village needs to purchase additional land or easements from some of the property owners whose properties abut the project area. Temporary Easement is permission to enter, easements of a limited duration or time or other similar written permission for the purposes of temporary access, construction, repair or maintenance.

The Village has retained Single Source, Inc., of Brookfield, Wisconsin, to appraise and acquire the needed additional right of way or easements. Please see The Rights of Landowners Under WI Eminent Domain Law  for more information regarding the acquisition process. A survey crew from GRAEF will begin staking the new right-of-way limits in early November 2022, weather permitting. The staking will be done at those locations where the purchase of new land or temporary easements is necessary. It will assist property owners and our acquisition agent in understanding where changes in the right-of-way limits will occur, or where the easement areas will be located. Some of the property right-of-way will be acquired in the form of fee acquisition (permanent land purchase) and some in the form of temporary easements (for restoring driveways or yard areas that will expire upon completion of the project). If you have any questions, feel free to contact Single Source, Inc. Please call Steve Boll, Real Estate Project Manager, at (414)-526-7271, or email steve@single-source-inc.com.

Respect Our Waters

Respect Our Waters

Did you know that in a green infrastructure system, native plant and tree roots, special soils, and temporary storage systems allow rainwater to be captured or absorbed on site instead of causing floods or picking up pollution?

You can see Green Infrastructure at work in West Milwaukee! West Milwaukee has amended it’s ordinances to remove barriers to green infrastructure.

Learn more about different types of green infrastructure by visiting www.respectourwaters.org/environmentally-sensitive-design.

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!

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