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Posted on: November 18, 2020

November 18 Coronavirus Updates

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ELECTION PARTICIPATION UPDATE 

Clerks have begun recording election participation, but it may take up to 45 days for this process to be completed. Please visit https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/MyVoterInfo to continue to track your absentee ballot and the My Voting Activity section to verify your participation in the 2020 General Election. 

MASK MANDATE EXTENDED; MASK REFRESH FROM WEST ALLIS HEALTH DEPARTMENT 

Gov. Tony Evers announced today he will extend the state mask mandate. Get a fresh, new reusable cloth face mask from West Allis Health Department, 7120 W. National Ave., on Tuesday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Stop by the branded City logo trailer, which will be parked at the Health Department on Tuesday. Wear your mask proudly to help stop the spread of the coronavirus! 

WEST ALLIS COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT FOUNDATION DRIVE-THRU FOOD DRIVE 

Donate non-perishable food items at West Allis Community Improvement Foundation's Drive-Thru Food Drive at City Hall on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monetary donations are also welcome on Nov. 21. Checks may be made out to West Allis Community Improvement Foundation.  All monetary donations over $25 given during the Drive-Thru Food Drive will be entered into a prize drawing to win a holiday dinner for eight from Rupena’s Fine Foods. 

2021 CITY OF WEST ALLIS CALENDARS ON SALE NOW 

City of West Allis community events are funded by donations from generous supporters like you! Help support the community events you love, like our annual Memorial Day Parade, Independence Day Parade and Fireworks, and more! 

Purchase a 2021 City of West Allis calendar to support community events. All proceeds will benefit the City of West Allis Events Committee and directly impact our ability to host spectacular events in the coming year. 

The 2021 calendar features dozens of beautiful photographs from City of West Allis events, landmarks, and landscapes. It includes important holidays, Common Council meeting dates, and of course, dates for our 2021 events so you can plan ahead! 

Calendars are $8 for one, $14 for two, or $20 for three. They make fantastic stocking stuffers and memorable gifts for family, friends, and colleagues.  

Calendars are sold at West Allis Public Library, West Allis Police Department, and West Allis City Hall during business hours, or are available for online ordering and delivery (nominal shipping fees apply). Order now: https://www.westalliswi.gov/2021calendar  

WEST ALLIS FARMERS MARKET CLOSING FOR SEASON NOV. 28 

The last day of operation for the West Allis Farmers Market’s 2020 season is Saturday, Nov. 28. The Market will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 for Thanksgiving.  

DRAFT 2021-2024 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM 

The Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission has prepared a draft regional transportation improvement program (TIP) listing all arterial highway, public transit, and other transportation improvement projects proposed to be carried out by State and local governments over the next four years (2021-2024) in the seven-county Southeastern Wisconsin Region. The TIP indicates the transportation system improvement priorities of State and local governments in Southeastern Wisconsin by their programming of projects to be undertaken in each of the next four years. The draft 2021-2024 TIP contains 378 projects representing a total potential investment in transportation improvements and services of $2.64 billion over the next four years. 

The draft 2021-2024 TIP is available for review and comment through December 3, 2020. A virtual public meeting on the draft 2021-2024 TIP will be held Wednesday, November 18, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. This meeting will begin with a brief presentation by Commission staff on the draft TIP, followed by an opportunity for participants to ask questions and provide comments in real time. Presentation slides and a recording will be made available after the meeting if participants are unable to attend. Those interested in participating in the meeting will need to register in advance. Individuals without internet access can register by calling the Commission’s office Monday-Friday between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm at 262-953-3252. Register online here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4767179363559460877  

 Comments may be provided through Thursday, December 3, 2020, via U.S. mail, fax, e-mail, or using the comment form through the TIP webpage. Please contact: Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning CommissionP.O. Box 1607W239 N1812 Rockwood Dr., Waukesha, Wisconsin 53187-1607call 262-262-953-3252, or email: TIP@sewrpc.org  

To review the draft 2021-2024 TIP and provide comments, please visit sewrpc.org/tip or click on the link below: https://www.sewrpc.org/SEWRPC/Transportation/RegionalTIP2124.htm  

SHOP SMALL, WEST ALLIS! 

Small businesses are counting on all of us. COVID-19 has negatively impacted the stability of small businesses everywhere and many are concerned about staying in business.  

When you support small businesses, you impact the local economy because 67 cents of every $1 spent in a local business is reinvested into our community.  In other words, supporting a local business secures jobs, boosts our local economy and preserves our communities. Local businesses continue to provide safe options for online shopping, pick up, delivery and in person visits and need your support now. Make everyday Small Business Saturday. Shop Wisconsin Downtowns and support Wisconsin’s small businesses, artisans, craftspeople, and merchants, during this critical time and beyond.     

Businesses, Main Street Organizations, BIDs, Downtown Organizations, and Shoppers use #ShopWIDowntowns to highlight your local community and to discover new places! 

Find deals and specials at downtown shops and curbside and delivery options at http://wisconsindowntown.org/shop-wi-downtowns  

 

Please note: West Allis Health Department will share an update on COVID-19 data on their Facebook page next Wednesday, Nov. 25. However, we will not be sharing a community update next Wednesday and will resume these messages on Dec. 2. 

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