103rd SEASON - WEST ALLIS FARMERS MARKET OPENS MAY 7
Our beloved West Allis Farmers Market opens for its 103rd season on Saturday, May 7! Stop by from 1 - 6 p.m. to get your Mother’s Day flowers for mom and grandma! The market will be open during these days and times:
- Tuesdays and Thursdays | Noon - 6 p.m.
- Saturdays | 1 - 6 p.m.
Numerous food and specialty vendors as well as food trucks are scheduled for this season, especially Saturdays. Stay tuned for exciting events throughout 2022, including Food Truck Fridays on select dates from June through September, Makers Markets, National Night Out, Pawtoberfest, and more! We will now welcome well-behaved dogs to join in the market fun! It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure dogs are non-aggressive, on a leash, and under control at all times. More detail on how to best enjoy the market with your doggo is in our FAQs.
We have a map of available parking (PDF). We recommend you check out our lot with access off of 65th St., at 6501 W. National Ave., the church parking lot at 6420 W. Mitchell St., and the school parking lot at 6213 W. Lapham St., in addition to available street parking. There will be no parking in the gravel lot across from the market and S. 66th Street will be closed for a street infrastructure project.
WELCOME, CONRAD GARDENS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION!
Last night the Common Council formally recognized the creation of a new neighborhood association, Conrad Gardens in District 3! Thank you to Myra Becker, Carrie Dalton Simpkinson Zagzebski, Kara LaFond Witty, Anna Tran, Marielli Mueller, Mianna Ingold-Gagnie, Résl Okruhlica, Justina Hepburn-Gray, Moriah Nord for getting the Association off the ground.
Please follow the Conrad Gardens Neighborhood Events Page for more information on our newest neighborhood association. Alderpersons Suzzette Grisham and Danna Kuehn have extended a warm welcome to this association in their district!
CITY DROP-OFF SITES – AVAILABILITY & OPEN HOURS TUESDAY - SATURDAY
The City Dump at 6300 W. McGeoch Avenue and the Morgan Avenue Dump at S. 116th Street will be operating during the below dates and hours. Both will be closed on Mondays.
This temporary measure allows our limited numbers of staff the time necessary to perform vital tasks such as filling potholes, yard waste collection, sanitary sewer line cleaning, storm sewer cleaning, garbage and recycling pick-up, asphalting street water cuts, etc.
The Municipal Yard Drop-off site, 6300 W. McGeoch Avenue:
- Monday: CLOSED
- Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 7:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Wednesday: 7:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Morgan Drop-Off site, 3601 S. 116th St., open May 31 to September 30:
- Monday: CLOSED
- Tuesday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The City is hiring for multiple Department of Public Works full-time and seasonal positions. Full-time positions 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. Learn more and apply today at www.westalliswi.gov/careers.
PUBLIC WORKS OPEN HOUSE & JOB FAIR MAY 14
Enjoy free, family-friendly fun on 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.
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 food vendors 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/DPW.
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 16th 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.
SENIOR CENTER SPRING NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE
The West Allis Senior Center Spring 2022 Newsletter has arrived! Check out all the awesome activities going on, online (PDF). Senior Center programs include over 30 classes offered each week along with many special other events and guest speakers each month.
Interested in joining the fun and becoming a member of the West Allis Senior Center? Membership information can be found on our website www.westalliswi.gov/SeniorCenter or take a look at our video interview and profile of Senior Center Member Chuck Chapeta.
ATTEND FRIDAY’S MAY 6 BROADWAY CONCERT
Check it out! The Suburban Singers Community Choir will hold “A Bit of Broadway” Concert on Friday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m., and you're invited. This concert is in dedication to the memory of longtime member Emma Buchholz, who passed away on May 14, 2021. The choir will perform medleys from treasured Broadway musicals including “Oliver,” “My Fair Lady,” “Oklahoma,” and “Les Miserables,” as well as a tribute to the late Stephen Sondheim, spanning Sondheim’s work from “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” “Sweeney Todd,” “Company,” and more.
The concert will be held in West Milwaukee Intermediate Schools Liberace Auditorium, at 5048 W. Greenfield Ave. Tickets are $10 at the door or can be purchased in advance at $8 for adults or $7 for students/seniors at www.wamwrec.com. (Cash only for purchases day-of at the concert). For more information, contact the Suburban Singers at email@example.com.
COMMUNITY MEETING – NOTICE FOR BIKE RACE MEETING MAY 24
The West Allis Cheese and Sausage Shoppe, bringing you our summer Cheese Wheel Classic Bike Race, will be hosting a community meeting where you can learn more about the race, on Tuesday, May 24 at 5:30 p.m. at Station No. 06. The address is 6800 W. Becher St., West Allis. Join to hear more about the Tour of America’s Dairyland series, and what it means for you and the community. You will have the opportunity to meet and ask questions to the race organizers, event promoter, and City officials. We’ll see you there!
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. Speaking of which, take advantage of a $300 bonus after 8 weeks as a seasonal employee when you come work with us this summer as a seasonal laborer!
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.