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Posted on: April 7, 2021

April 7 Coronavirus Updates

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COMMON COUNCIL MEETING TONIGHT AT 7 P.M.

Your West Allis Common Council meets tonight at West Allis City Hall, 7525 W. Greenfield Ave. The meeting will be livestreamed on YouTube, Spectrum channel 25 and AT&T U-Verse channel 99. Recordings will be available on those channels following the meeting. View minutes and agendas at https://www.westalliswi.gov/agendas  

DOWNTOWN WEST ALLIS BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT CANCELS WEST ALLIS A LA CARTE

The Downtown West Allis Business Improvement District, the host and organizer of the annual West Allis A La Carte, regrets to announce it is cancelling this year’s A La Carte event, originally scheduled for Sunday, June 6. After speaking with volunteers, sponsors, businesses owners, and regular vendors, the Downtown West Allis Inc. board came to the conclusion that hosting an event of that capacity in early June is not responsible at this time. Learn more: https://www.westallisdowntown.com/west-allis-a-la-carte 

SECTION 8 OPEN ENROLLMENT BEGINS APRIL 28

Open enrollment for the City of West Allis Section 8 Rent Assistance Program will open at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 and will close at 8 a.m. on Friday, April 30, 2021. Open enrollment is a random selection process, and is not first-come, first-served. Visit our website to learn more about the application process: https://www.westalliswi.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1334 

WALKING/BIKING SURVEY: YOUR FEEDBACK WANTED

The City of West Allis Planning & Zoning is partnering with University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Architecture and Urban Planning to develop a plan to make West Allis streets better for walking and biking. We need your help to envision a more connected West Allis that residents of all ages and abilities can enjoy on foot or by bike. Please take our short survey to share your feedback at https://www.westalliswi.gov/walkbikesurvey  

LED CONVERSION CONTINUES

The West Allis Public Works Department’s Electrical Division will be starting the street light conversion to LED on 56th, 57th, and 58th streets between Mitchell and Burnham. Work is expected to be complete the third week of May. Crews will be trying to keep the existing lights on for as long as possible. Thank you for your patience while this work is completed. 

TODAY IS SAFE PLACE SELFIE DAY

The National Weather Service is asking you to take a Safe Place Selfie on Wednesday, April 7 to promote severe weather safety. 

The goal is the bring awareness about weather safety and get people prepared for the upcoming severe season. 

How to participate:

  • Step 1: Locate the safe place in your home and/or workplace 
    • Find a spot in your home or building where you will be safe from severe storms. This may be a basement, storm shelter, or interior room or closet on the lowest level if you don’t have an underground option. 
  • Step 2: Gather in your safe place as if there were a tornado or severe warning 
    • Bring pets and loved ones with you to the safe place. Act as if a tornado warning has been issued for your area. If you have a safety kit, bring that with you as well. If you don’t have one, you can make an emergency kit with all the essentials. This is something you should have in your safe place for severe season. 
  • Step 3: Post your selfie! 
    • Finally, you can post your selfie with #SafePlaceSelfieDay and challenge your friends and family to do the same! For more information, visit www.weather.gov/wrn/safeplaceselfie   

WEEKLY COVID-19 DATA FROM WEST ALLIS HEALTH DEPARTMENT

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