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Posted on: May 11, 2022

May 11 Community Update

WEEKLY COMMUNITY UPDATE

WEST ALLIS COMMUNITY SPRING CLEAN UP MAY 14 

Let’s team up to clean up this Saturday! The West Allis Police Department is looking for volunteers to help clean up our City this Saturday, May 14 from 9 - 11:30 a.m. Volunteers are asked to meet at the West Allis Police Department Substation at 9 a.m., 6900 W. National Ave., for a light breakfast. Volunteers under age 18 are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult or legal guardian.  For more information, contact Lt. Jessica Johnson at jjohnson@westalliswi.gov or 414-302-8054. 

PUBLIC WORKS OPEN HOUSE & JOB FAIR MAY 14 

Enjoy free, family-friendly fun this Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the West Allis Department of Public Works Building, 6300 W. McGeoch Ave. Tour Public Works and get a first-hand look at operations. Meet crews, check out demos, and chat with Public Works staff. Please note the city dump at this address will be closed that day (and the dump is closed on Mondays as well). 

Come speak with Public Works staff about regular and seasonal job openings. You can apply on-site. View openings at www.westalliswi.gov/careers. If you have a little one who's crazy for trucks, Public Works vehicles will be on display and young visitors can explore and learn more about Public Works equipment. Games, prize drawings, and Riley’s Good Dogs food truck (where you can grab lunch!) will be on hand to make this a full afternoon of fun! 

Bring a non-perishable food item and receive a chance to win a free rain barrel or garbage cart! Bring your family and join us on May 14 to learn more about how Public Works works for you! Learn more about what Public Works does at www.westalliswi.gov/DPWVisit our website for current dump and drop-off site hours at www.westalliswi.gov/dump. 

WISDOT OPEN HOUSE MEETING MAY 16 

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Southeast Region is scheduled to begin work on the following intersections beginning in June, weather permitting.  

  • S 76th Street & Becher St. 
  • S 92nd Street & Lincoln Ave. 
  • S 60th Street & Greenfield Ave. 

The intent of the project is Milling, Grading, Sanitary Sewer, Storm Sewer, Water Main, Base, Concrete Pavement, Asphalt Pavement, Curb & Gutter, Sidewalk, Signals, Lighting, Signing, and Pavement Marking. During Construction access to local residences and businesses at each intersection will be maintained, and a detour will be posted for through traffic.   

All persons interested in this project are encouraged to attend an open-house meeting on Monday, May 16  from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at West Allis City Hall, 7525 W Greenfield Ave, in Room 128. Project Plans with be on display to illustrate the work in detail. 

EAST ALLIS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION DRUM CIRCLE MAY 21 

The East Allis Neighborhood Association (EANA) is holding a Drum Circle on Saturday, May 21 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Burnham Pointe Park, located at S. 61 Street and W. Burnham Street. 

This community Drum Circle is a noisy, fun, family-friendly, free event where people can come together and join this percussion ensemble. This Drum Circle is run by Mark J. Soriano, from Arts@Large. Various musical instruments will be provided and available for use, so save the date and stop by! 

MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE CEREMONY- MAY 30 

The City of West Allis will host a Memorial Day Observance Ceremony on Monday, May 30 at 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park at 70th and National Avenue. Ceremonial activities include a veteran's tribute, a flag ceremony, and a rifle salute. Speakers, including Mayor Dan Devine, will be joined by choral students from the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District, who will perform patriotic music. 

MATC WEST ALLIS CAMPUS CAREER HUB GIVES STUDENTS A BOOST 

Milwaukee Area Technical College's West Allis campus offers holistic career services through CareerHub. Through CareerHub, students can get critical support including career development coaching, career assessments, résumé building, and more. 

The CareerHub offers free services for prospective students, current students, and alumni. “Our goal is to make sure that when you come to the CareerHub, you walk away with clarity,” said MATC Career Development Coach Lia Maxwell. Read the full story online. 

COME WORK FOR THE CITY OF WEST ALLIS 

Whether seasonal, part-time, or full-time, we offer amazing opportunities for your career. West Allis residents earn 3.5% on top of their pay, and we offer not only a competitive wage but the opportunity for increased pay based on performance or, for certain roles such as with the Department of Public Works, the opportunity for seasonal roles to become full-time. Learn more and apply today at www.westalliswi.gov/careers. 

Full-time positions we are hiring for within Public Works include Sanitation & Streets Crewmembers, Street Maintenance Repairers, Tradesperson-Carpenters, and Facilities Maintenance Repairers. We offer great pay and rewarding benefits. We are also hiring for seasonal laborers, with West Allis residents earning up to $16.56 per hour ($16 for non-residents). Take advantage of a $300 bonus after 8 weeks as a seasonal employee. These positions offer opportunity for promotion to full-time, year-round, benefit-eligible positions.  

Our benefits are unparalleled. Benefited positions receive 25 days of starting paid time off on an accrual basis in your first year. Our quality healthcare and fully-covered dental options, pension planning, and more offer the quality of life our employees seek and deserve. Come work with us and check out all of our openings at www.westalliswi.gov/careers. 

HEALTH DEPARTMENT UPDATE 

Last week’s COVID-19 summary report will be available later today at www.westalliswi.gov/coronavirus 

 

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