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Welcome!

Welcome to the first issue of It's Your City Monthly, the City of West Allis' monthly e-newsletter. Thank you for subscribing! The launch of this newsletter supports the City's Five Year Strategic Plan. Goal #3 of this plan is "Citizen Engagement," and part of engaging our citizens includes expanding access to City information. That's the purpose of It's Your City Monthly: keeping you informed, engaged, and excited about what's going on in our city. We hope you enjoy this issue, and please send any comments or feedback to communications@westalliswi.gov. 

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Recycling Carts are coming

Recycling Carts Are Coming Your Way!

No more blue bags! West Allis' recycling program will be switching to a single-stream, cart-based system in June. Here's what you need to know:

  • 96 gallon recycling carts will be delivered to all single family, duplex, and three-and-four unit apartment complexes beginning June 19.
  • Carts will be delivered curbside, but can be placed in alleys or in your regular recycling pick-up spot for collection.
  • Carts are FREE OF CHARGE - these initial carts are provided at no cost to residents. If your cart is damaged or stolen, you may purchase a replacement cart.
  • You do not need to bag your recyclables once you have received your cart. Place recyclables directly in the cart.
  • Cardboard, glass, aluminum, and plastics #1-7 can now be recycled together.
  • Recycling collection schedules will not change.
To view the new recycling guidelines or learn more, visit www.westalliswi.gov/recycle.

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Memorial Day 2017

Remember and Honor on May 29

The Allied Veterans Committee, in conjunction with the City of West Allis, will sponsor a Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 29, 2017. The parade will begin promptly at 10 a.m.

The parade starts at South 70 Street and West Greenfield Avenue. It will proceed west on West Greenfield Avenue to South 75 Street, and south on South 75 Street to West National Avenue. The parade will then follow West National Avenue to Veterans’ Memorial Park and will disband on South 69 Street.

An 11 a.m. Memorial Service honoring our veterans will follow the parade. Wreaths will be laid and the flag ceremony performed by the Boy Scouts.

For more information, call the West Allis Department of Public Works at 414-302-8833.

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HiddenMKE

West Allis Destinations Featured in Milwaukee Magazine

Milwaukee Magazine's May issue features "Hidden Milwaukee," can't-miss spots off the beaten path. Three West Allis destinations made the list:

Kegel’s Inn
5901 W. National Ave.
Kegelsinn.com

Wadham's Gas Station
1647 S. 76th St.

Swords & Dreams Reptile Rescue
7143 W. Greenfield Ave.

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West Allis A La Carte

A La Carte Returns for 10th Anniversary

Come hungry to the 10th Annual West Allis A La Carte on Sunday, June 4! Downtown West Allis’ biggest festival is back and better than ever. 

Sample favorite festival foods like corn on the cob, burgers and brats, or try something new! From Italian to African, from Cajun to Latin, West Allis A La Carte is a foodie’s paradise with something for everyone. And don’t forget dessert! 

Quench your thirst at A La Carte’s new microbrew tent, featuring a signature West Allis A La Carte beer you won’t find anywhere else, crafted by West Allis’ Westallion Brewing Company.

The kids will love climbing the rock wall and burning off some energy in the bounce houses, and be sure to visit Animal Avenue to meet some furry friends!

Don’t miss family-friendly entertainment provided by Fat Boy Run!, Sawdust Symphony, West Allis’ own Crosstown Harmony Chorus, and more.

This one-day only event runs from Noon to 6:00 p.m. on Greenfield Ave. between 70th and 76th St. Admission is free! Check out the full West Allis A La Carte line-up at downtownwestallis.org. 


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Food Truck Tour 2017

Food Truck Tour Stops at West Allis Farmers Market

Visit the West Allis Farmers Market on Tuesdays this summer for the Food Truck Tour! Each week a selection of food trucks will park at the market between 4 - 9 p.m.

The Food Truck Tour brings over ten food truck vendors to the Farmers Market, along with music, kids' games, and more. Bring your friends and family to this great new summer event!

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West Allis Library Summer Reading Kickoff

"Build a Better World" with Books This Summer!

The West Allis Public Library's Summer Reading Kick Off is June 3 from 2 - 4 p.m. in the Constitution Room at the library. This year’s theme is “Build a Better World," and the library will offer activities all summer long for readers of all ages.The library will have all of the materials you need to start reading right away.  Be sure to stop in, register and get ready to read!

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plan your ride

Mobile, Interactive Bike Maps Available

Visit westalliswi.gov/bike to view interactive bike maps, whether you're planning your next ride or already on the trail. Share your biking photos on Instagram using #bikewestallis to inspire others to get out there and ride!

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Beautification Awards

Now Accepting Nominations for 2017 Beautification Awards

Nominate the beautiful homes in your neighborhood for the 2017 Beautification Awards. Awards are presented in the following categories:

  • Best Porch Award: Nominations Due: July 15.
  • Patriotic Display Award: Nominations Due: three business days prior to the holidays of Memorial Day, Flag Day and Independence Day.
  • Commendable Property Award: Nominations Due: June 15.
Properties will be selected by the West Allis Beautification Committee each July and honored at a ceremony in September. Submit your nominations today!

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