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Posted on: January 6, 2021

January 6 Coronavirus Updates

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SNOW ANGELS WANTED  

Our new Snow Angels program pairs able-bodied volunteers with senior or disabled neighbors to assist those in need with snow removal. We have received a great response to this program and are in need of additional volunteers to help neighbors with snow removal. At this time, we have more requests for assistance than we do volunteers, so some of those in need may not have anyone to assist them at this time.  If you are interested in volunteering, please visit www.westalliswi.gov/snowangels. Thank you for helping a neighbor in need!  

PUBLIC WORKS FEE CHANGES NOW IN EFFECT 

Please be aware of the adjusted fee schedule for the Municipal Yard Drop-Off location and fees for the special collection of designated materials at residential locations.  These fees were adjusted to defer some of the incurred labor, equipment, and processing costs for these special collections and/or processing of these materials at our drop-off locations. 

The West Allis Department of Public Works manages a comprehensive refuse and recycling program. The program serves nearly 17,500 parcels or 20,800 total residential living units during a normal collection week and provides a suite of options for residents to manage household recycling, refuse, special waste, and yard waste in a manner that is efficient, convenient, environmentally sound, and prioritizes public health and safety. The program relies on fee revenue to offset a portion of the total program cost.  Fees for the overall program have not increased in over seven years. 

View current fees here: https://www.westalliswi.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1299  

2021 CITY OF WEST ALLIS CALENDARS ON SALE NOW  

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. Order now: www.westalliswi.gov/2021calendar. 

 2021 COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVES 

Give the gift of life! Join the City of West Allis and Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin for our community blood drives. These blood drives are held at West Allis City Hall, 7525 W. Greenfield Ave., in the lower level Art Gallery (enter through lower level doors off of Greenfield Ave.). Reserve your donation time: https://donate.wisconsin.versiti.org/donor/schedules/city  

Our 2021 blood drive dates are:  

  • Thursday, Jan. 14 | 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, Feb. 9 | 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
  • Thursday, April 15 | 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
  • Thursday, July 8 | 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, Sept. 15 | 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, Dec. 21 | 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

WEST ALLIS FARMERS MARKET WINS BEST OF MILWAUKEE 

Once again, West Allis Farmers Market has earned the honor of being named the Best Farmers Market in the Milwaukee area by voters in the Shepherd Express Best of Milwaukee Awards. Winners were announced in a virtual ceremony on Tuesday, Jan. 5. Many other West Allis businesses were honored in these awards as well. Congratulations to the West Allis winners! You can view the virtual ceremony here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdEdY82l408&feature=emb_logo  

 

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