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Posted on: June 22, 2022

June 22 Community Update

WEEKLY COMMUNITY UPDATE

ABSENTEE BALLOTS & VOTING IN AUGUST PARTISAN ELECTION 

The City is mailing out absentee ballots this week for an upcoming August Partisan Primary Election on Tuesday, August 9, 2022. What does this mean for you? You will only vote for candidates in one political party. To learn more about what it means to vote in a partisan election, please review this Partisan Primary Explainer Brochure (PDF). There are five political parties, and you will vote for individual candidates within that party. This will nominate the political party member who will run for office in the November General Election. For additional election information from the City of West Allis, please visit our Elections page. 

To review your vote info, find your polling place, learn what and who are on the ballot, and more, please visit MyVote.Wi.gov. 

POLKA, BEER, & BRATS AT OUR FIRST SUMMER CONCERT SERIES JUNE 23 

Enjoy a free live concert this summer at Veterans Memorial Park, 70th and National Ave., as our Summer Concert Series returns for 2022! Join us tomorrow, Thursday, June 23 from 6 - 8 p.m, with food truck and beer service beginning at 5 p.m. First up, listen to the Tom Brusky Band as you enjoy an early "june"-toberfest with polka, country, swing, and more. 

Grab a beer from 1840 Brewing Co. and a 'dog from Riley's Good Dogs. Thank you to our sponsors, 1840 Brewing, CHR Hansen, and Festival Foods. Make sure to bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. Concerts can be canceled last minute due to weather or other conditions beyond the City's control. We hope to see you there! To receive text or email updates about City of West Allis events, subscribe here. 

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE – COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM JUNE 23 

Please take notice that on this Thursday, June 23, 2022 in Room 128 of West Allis City Hall, on behalf of the members of the Block Grant Committee, City staff will host a public information meeting to consider public comment and ideas in developing goals and projects for FY 2023 funding of the Community Development Block Grant program. City staff members will be available to outline goals developed in the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and forum will serve as a platform for the public to share ideas and concepts for proposed funding for 2023. 

The City expects a 2023 Community Development Block Grant of approximately $1.4 million available for funding comprised of entitlement and program-generated income. To have a request considered for funding, it must meet one of two priorities. It must either benefit low and moderate-income persons as individuals or as a group; or aid in the elimination of slums or blighting influences. 

For further information, contact Planning and Zoning, City Hall, 7525 West Greenfield Avenue, West Allis, Wisconsin 53214 or submit your email comments to: planning@westalliswi.gov. This notice is also available here: Public Meeting Notice 6-23-2022 (PDF). 

INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE JULY 1 & FESTIVAL FOOD FIREWORKS JULY 4 

Join the City of West Allis, West Allis Events Committee, and the West Allis-West Milwaukee Recreation and Community Services Department for this year’s Independence Day celebrations on Friday, July 1, and Monday, July 4! Start your holiday weekend off right by bringing the whole family to the festive parade in downtown West Allis on Friday evening and end your weekend with a boom on Monday evening! Enjoy live music by Failure to Launch, a popular high-energy cover band, followed by an incredible fireworks show hosted by Festival Foods. 

  • Independence Day Parade | Friday, July 1 | 7 p.m. 
  1. Parade route starts at 77th and Greenfield, continues east on Greenfield towards 70th St., and then south onto 70th St. 
  2. Please note the post-parade celebration will not be held this year. 
  3. Participants are still needed for this year's parade! Registration closes on June 21. West Allis businesses are particularly encouraged to contribute a float or decorated unit this year - don't miss this great opportunity to promote your business to thousands of customers, free of charge. Learn more 
  • Independence Day Grandstand Show & Festival Foods Fireworks | Monday, July 4 | 8:30 p.m. (Grandstand Show) 9:30 p.m. (Festival Foods Fireworks) 
  1. State Fair Park Grandstands, 640 S. 84thSt. 
  1. Music by Failure to Launch, 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. 
  • Failure to Launch is a popular high-energy cover band that has been rockin’ together for nearly two decades. You can expect to see a dynamic show of some of the most upbeat and danceable pop, rock, hip-hop, and country music of the past 60 years!  

Thank you to our sponsor, Festival Foods, for their generosity in making our fireworks display possible. 

PUBLIC WORKS UPDATE: BRUSH COLLECTION DELAYED 

Public Works brush collection is currently being behind due to staffing assignments and an uptick in volume (recent multiple windstorms and postponed collection due to Memorial Day). We appreciate your patience as they catch up given these challenges; thank you for your patience and understanding! 

To look up your collection day, and whether it takes place during a red or black week, you can look up your property’s information in our Property Search application. 

For more on brush collection, visit the City’s website. 

RENT A CITY PARK SPACE   

There are many great places to get outside in West Allis! The City of West Allis proudly owns and operates over a dozen parks and green spaces. Our City owned parks are open to the public. The park spaces may be rented for many occasions such as weddings, family reunions, graduations, birthday parties, or just a friendly gathering. Please remember this is a public space, and other residents may be nearby. If you would like to rent one of our park facilities, please visit www.westalliswi.gov/parks to view our list of parks, their amenities, and our park usage policy. Once you select a park, you can reserve and pay for your reservation online on our website. Please review our park usage policy on our website regarding rental guidelines and clean-up procedures before booking your event. For park use information, contact the Department of Public Works by email at dpw@westalliswi.gov or by phone at 414-302-8888, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

JOIN THE TEAM – WE BELIEVE IN OUR WORK, AND BELIEVE OUR WORK MATTERS 

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, and Street 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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