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District 2 - Alderman Joe Davis, Sr.

Brush should NOT be placed in the street

Weeds and branches from trees and bushes should be called in for a special pickup (may include a fee). Grass clippings and large brush piles can be taken to one of the city’s Self Help Centers for free. Brush should NOT be placed in the street or on the curb. Placing brush in the street causes sewer catch basins to be clogged, which leads to ponding and flooding on neighborhood streets when it rains.

The city has two Self-Help locations – 3879 W. Lincoln Ave. and 6660 N. Industrial Rd. – where residents can bring larger amounts of brush as well as other trash for disposal. Between mid-October and mid-November, residents may place small amounts of soft brush (annuals, clippings, weeds, etc.) on top of leaf piles at the curb for pickup by city crews.

To find out more about disposing of brush, about Self-Help Center hours, or to request a special pickup (may include a fee), please call the city Unified Call Center at 414-286-CITY(2489).

Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia Visits City Hall

Indonesian Consul General Andriana Supandy (seated – second from left) and members of his delegation listen as Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. (standing) delivers a presentation Tuesday, January 15, 2013 in the third floor Council Chamber anteroom at City Hall.

Mr. Supandy, who has previously represented the Republic of Indonesia in Beijing, Brussels and the United Nations, met with Alderman Davis, Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr., Leslie Silletti from the Office of Mayor Tom Barrett, and other officials to discuss possible trade and cooperative relationships.

View more photos from the event.

Have You Experienced a Basement Backup?

If you experienced a basement backup as a result of the exceptionally heavy rain in the area, we want to hear about it. Your input is valuable in determining where backups occurred and how to possibly prevent future problems of this nature. Call 286-CITY (2489) to report your problem 24/7.

Captain WalshSgt. William Walsh (center, rear) with (left to right) daughter Labreea, wife Zeeland, daughter Natia, and Alderman Davis in the Council Chamber anteroom at City Hall.

Alderman Davis Honors MPD Hero

Prior to to the July 7, 2009 regular meeting of the Common Council at City Hall, Alderman Davis presented a Common Council commendation to Sgt. William Walsh (District Four day shift) for his brave actions taken June 21, 2009 which led to the arrests of three suspects in a gun incident.

On June 21 Sgt. Walsh was at home playing a video game with his daughter when he heard gunfire on the street outside. He looked out his window and saw three men, and one of the men was firing a handgun into the air.

Still wearing his flip-flops, Sgt. Walsh grabbed his police identification badge, walked outside and started pursuing the three suspects from a distance. A citizen let Sgt. Walsh borrow his cell phone to call for officers to respond to assist. The three men didn’t notice the sergeant until they approached Lancaster School, 4931 N. 68th St., where children were playing basketball on the playground.

Sgt. Walsh positioned himself to keep others out of danger and called out to the suspects and identified himself as a police officer. With the assistance provided by Sgt. Walsh, other police officers responded and arrested the three men without anyone getting hurt, and all three suspects were expected to be charged with recklessly endangering safety.

Alderman Davis said: "Sergeant Walsh knows what duty truly is, and he knows that police officers are never off duty when it comes to protecting their fellow citizens, their neighborhood, and their city. His courage and his sense of duty are to be recognized and commended, and on behalf of the citizens of our great city, I recognize and thank you."

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