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Click It or Ticket

Click It or Ticket

http://fishingthefraser.com/fishingthefraser-com/ Click It Or Ticket Zacatepec Campaign Starts May 23

The Penco West Milwaukee Police Department will join thousands of law enforcement agencies for this year’s Click It or Ticket seat belt campaign, one of the nation’s most important highway safety efforts. From May 23 through June 5, 2022, the West Milwaukee Police Department will join officers statewide and nationwide, to patrol for longer hours to reinforce one safety message – BUCKLE UP.

The annual campaign coincides with the first summer travel holiday. Wisconsinites are anxious to resume their holiday traditions and that often includes a long weekend getaway or a daytrip. With an increased number of cars flooding the roads for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, it’s vital that we get the word out about the importance of wearing a seat belt.

Currently, 88% of Wisconsin motorists wear safety belts. The 12 percent who fail to buckle up accounted for 43% of all the drivers and passengers killed in Wisconsin traffic crashes in 2020.

Wisconsin’s primary seat belt law, in place since 2009, allows law enforcement to stop and cite motorists for failing to wear a seat belt. Drivers can also be cited for every unbuckled passenger in their vehicle. Penalties are higher for transporting unrestrained children. Failure to fasten a seat belt is among the most common traffic violations in Wisconsin, resulting in more than 27,000 traffic convictions last year.

According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2019, 55% of passenger vehicle occupants killed at night (6 p.m.–5:59 a.m.) were not wearing their seat belts. That’s why one focus of the Click It or Ticket campaign is nighttime enforcement.

We aren’t handing out tickets for the thrill of it. Wearing a seat belt is not only the law, it can save your life.  If you know a friend or a family member who does not buckle up when they drive, please ask them to consider changing their habits. Help us spread this lifesaving message before one more friend or family member is killed as a result of this senseless inaction. Seat belts save lives, and everyone — front seat and back, child and adult — needs to remember to buckle up every trip, no matter how long.

For more information on the Click It or Ticket mobilization, please visit www.nhtsa.gov/ciot.

2022 West Allis-West Milwaukee Community Health Assessment Survey

2022 West Allis-West Milwaukee Community Health Assessment Survey

The 2022 West Allis – West Milwaukee Community Health Assessment Survey is LIVE! Take the survey at surveymonkey.com/r/CHA22.  

We invite anyone who lives, works, plays, study, or worships in West Allis or West Milwaukee to take the Community Health Survey.  This survey helps the Health Department, the City of West Allis, and other local organizations identify key health needs and priorities for the next five years.  By taking the survey you are using your voice to help us understand what is important to you!  

We will use the results of the survey to create a ‘Health Improvement Plan’ which will influence how programs, resources, and services are allocated in the community.  

Want to fill out a paper survey? Visit the West Milwaukee Village Hall or Community Centre. The online and paper version of the survey are also available in Spanish.

Clerk Dispatcher Position Opening

Clerk Dispatcher Position Opening

The West Milwaukee Police Department is hiring for a Clerk Dispatcher Position. To apply, please complete and return the following documents by the deadline of July 29, 2022 at 5:00p.m. Applications will be processed as they are received.

RESUMES SUBMITTED WITHOUT THE REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Clerk Dispatcher Application & Personal History Statement 4.29.2022 revised

West Milwaukee New Authorization for Release of Information

All application material and/or questions should be sent to holly.young@westmilwaukee.org or the West Milwaukee Police Department at 4755 W. Beloit Road, West Milwaukee, WI 53214.

West Milwaukee Spring Cleanup Recap

West Milwaukee Spring Cleanup Recap

The annual West Milwaukee Spring Cleanup, held on Saturday, April 23, 2022 was a big success! We had incredible weather and a great turn out with over 50 participants. Final numbers showed that the volunteers picked up over 1,840 lbs. of debris within the two-hour period. A big thank you to all the volunteers and community businesses that donated!

 

Short Term Rental Permits

Short Term Rental 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.

West Milwaukee Seeks Bilingual Poll Workers

West Milwaukee Seeks Bilingual Poll Workers

Election Inspectors (Poll Workers)

Election Inspectors are essential to conduct open, accurate, and fair elections. Their priority is to ensure every eligible voter can exercise their right to vote by following Election Day procedures and providing excellent customer service to voters.

The Village of West Milwaukee is in need of bilingual (fluent in English/Spanish speaking) poll workers.

  • Qualifications
  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Be 18 years old (except qualified high school student poll workers)
  • Be a resident of Milwaukee County
  • Never have been convicted of a felony and not otherwise disqualified from voting
  • Be able to read and write fluently in the English language
  • Not be a candidate for any office to be voted on at the polling place at that election.

Pay

Election Inspectors receive $135 for working a full Election Day.

In order to receive payment, the appropriate paperwork must be completed.

*New Election Inspectors are pending Village Board approval.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Check-in Registered Voters
  • Register Eligible Voters
  • Monitor Voting and Ballot Marking Equipment
  • Assist and Guide Voters
  • Assist Chief Inspector as needed

Experience, Skills, and Abilities

  • Skills – Must possess excellent customer service skills. Strong clerical and analytical skills. Detail-oriented. Active listener. Must possess good oral communication skills.
  • Abilities – Must be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time.

Training Requirement 

Election inspectors are required to attend a 2-3 hour training class every two years.

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!