STREET LIGHT OUTAGES ALONG BURNHAM ST.
Please be aware of streetlight outages at 61st and 62nd Streets between Lapham and Burnham and 63rd and 64th Streets between Mitchell and Burnham as contractors convert these lights to LED. The outages will last approximately four weeks. If you live in this area please consider leaving your porch light on during this outage. Thank you for your help.
96-GALLON GARBAGE CARTS ON BACK-ORDER
If you have ordered or are placing an order for a 96-gallon garbage cart, please note that the carts are on back-order and may take up to 2-4 weeks for delivery. When the cart is delivered, the Public Works Department can also remove old carts and cans. 63-gallon garbage carts and 96-gallon recycle carts are in stock. You can purchase a cart online at www.westalliswi.gov/mycityhall.
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES THIS THURSDAY
Enjoy free live concerts this summer at Veterans Memorial Park, 70th and National Ave., as our Summer Concert Series returns for 2021. All events are held from 6 - 8 p.m., with food truck beginning service at 6 p.m. and musicians performing at 6:30 p.m. West Allis-West Milwaukee Recreation and Community Services Operation Recreation will also join these events with fun kids activities! This week’s featured performer is the West Allis-West Milwaukee Shining Strings Orchestra. El Sazon Dominicano and Milwokee Asian Street Food food trucks will be in attendance.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - ROUGH RAILROAD CROSSINGS
Have you recently spotted or crossed a rough railroad crossing? Report it to Union Pacific Railroad! Notice is given that the Office of the Commissioner of Railroads will hold a virtual public hearing on Thursday, July 22, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. about repairs at railroad crossings at W. Electric Ave., W. Greenfield Ave., W. Beloit Road, and S. 68th St.
To report a particular crossing, call 800-848-8715. The public may also comment electronically or via mail; comments must be received by July 21.
DATCP AND DOR WARN CONSUMERS TO BE ALERT FOR FRAUDULENT COLLECTION MAILINGS
Wisconsin taxpayers should be alert to suspicious mailings regarding tax collection. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) and the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) have received reports from multiple counties of individuals receiving fraudulent letters related to tax collection cases.
The public can identify these letters by looking for:
- A return address listing the “Benefits Suspension Unit,” a Wisconsin county, and “Public Judgement Records.”
- A fake government seal with an image of the U.S. in a circle, rather than a state, county, or municipality seal.
- A paid postage mark indicating the letter originates from Los Angeles, CA.
- There is no information on remitting payment, only a number to call to “avoid enforcement.”
The language of these letters sounds official and creates a sense of urgency by threatening to seize property; “The State of Wisconsin can now take enforcement action such as seizing assets and garnishing wages and bank accounts to satisfy the outstanding debt owed.”
These scammers may be targeting victims by searching court filings for individuals who have court cases filed against them to collect taxes.
If you have questions about the status of your tax payment or question the authenticity of a letter, phone call, or email you receive that claims to be from a government agency, contact that agency directly to inquire. Always contact the agency using a phone number or email address that you know to be accurate – never use the contact information provided by the questionable communication.
If you have been the victim of a scam, report it by filing a complaint online at https://datcp.wi.gov/pages/programs_services/fileconsumercomplaint.aspx, or send an email to email@example.com, or call DATCP’s Consumer Protection Hotline at 1-800-422-7128.