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District 5 - Alderman Jim Bohl


Public Survey--Input sought to guide Mill Road Library replacement

The city has selected a site near the intersection of N. 76th Street and W. Good Hope Road for the new facility that will replace Mill Road Library, and the process of gathering public input on the plans is ongoing. Please complete this survey to express your views on library use and amenities that are important to you.

Help a Child Succeed: Be a Reading Tutor in a 5th District School

Are you 55 or older and interested in making a difference in your neighborhood? You can help K4 through 5th grade students learn to read by volunteering 90 minutes per week at an MPS elementary school, including 81st and 95th Street Schools. No experience or degree are required—all you need is the desire to help children and a positive attitude.

Interfaith Older Adult Programs will work with you to find a school, a classroom, and a time that works for your schedule.

Please call Rachel Schepp at 414-220-8642 or e-mail her at for more information.

Looking for more information on the I-43 north-south corridor study?

Check here for project information: I-43, Silver Spring Dr. to WIS 60, Glendale to Grafton, in Milwaukee and Ozaukee counties

Looking for more information on the I-94 east-west corridor study?

Check here for project information:  I-94 (70th St.-25th St.) East-West Corridor, Stadium Interchange

Looking for more information on the Zoo Interchange Project?

Check here for project information: Zoo Interchange Project

Help Track Tax-Exempt Properties

There are plenty of churches and other non-profits located at properties throughout the 5th Aldermanic District that are exempt from paying property taxes. Please click here to see a list of these properties.

By far, most tax-exempt entities are legitimate and provide valuable, life-enhancing services to city residents. However, there is a small percentage which takes advantage of the system (by breaking the law) and leaves law-abiding property owners with the bill.

Across the City of Milwaukee, there has been a steady and significant increase in the number of these tax-exempt properties in recent years. The increase has resulted in a shift of the property tax burden to a fewer number of property owners.

The State of Wisconsin’s Department of Revenue determines whether an entity is granted tax-exempt status, and the City of Milwaukee is charged with following up with each such entity located in the city after tax-exempt status is granted. But the city has limited resources, and this follow up process can sometimes take several months to complete.

You can assist the city in making sure everyone is playing by the rules. If you suspect that a property listed as tax-exempt is not legitimate and is “gaming the system,” please share your suspicions with the city Assessor’s Office. The number to call is (414) 286-3651.

Milwaukee Volunteers Needed for Big Brothers Big Sisters

In Milwaukee, adult volunteers are needed for the growing number of children ages 6-15 waiting for a Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) mentor. The majority of waiting children are boys in need of Big Brothers.

Alderman Jim Bohl said hundreds of children are waiting for a Big Brother or Big Sister in Milwaukee, including more than 60 who live in the 5th Aldermanic District. “Most of us were fortunate to have loving and devoted parents who taught us how to live and who spent time with us each and every day,” he said. “Today, that’s not always the case, and many boys especially are in need of positive male mentors.”

Amy Chionchio, president and CEO of BBBS of Metro Milwaukee said: “The need for volunteers, especially males, is critical. Your generous gift of mentoring a child can help increase their ability to succeed in school, gain greater self-confidence, make positive choices, and change their lives for the better, forever. ”

BBBS volunteers mentor children one-on-one, three to four times a month, and scheduling is based on the availability of the volunteer. Activities may include going to the park, sharing a meal, working on schoolwork, and attending sporting events, or participating in simple everyday activities and hobbies such as cooking and gardening. Men and women may volunteer individually or as a couple. The minimum age for volunteers is 21.

For information, contact BBBS of Metro Milwaukee at (414) 258-4778, online at, or on Facebook or Twitter.

Cooper Park Sewer Lateral Demonstration Pilot Project

In the City of Milwaukee, a joint demonstration project between the city and the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) is tackling the largest contributor of damaging basement backups during and after heavy rain events.

Learn more about the project and view the project area map.

At left, Alderman Bohl speaks at the rollout of the sewer lateral demonstration project. He was joined by Jerome Flogel - MMSD Senior Project Manager, Mayor Tom Barrett, DPW City Engineer Jeff Polenske and Alderman Willie Wade. 

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200 E. Wells Street
Room 205
Milwaukee, WI 53202  

(414) 286-2221

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Jim Bohl
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A limited number of booklets can be obtained by contacting my assistant at 286-3870. You can also download and print your own version of the directory, or call 286-CITY to instantly be connected with any city service.

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Milwaukee Guide to
Business Resources

Information on building permits, financial assistance, grants, energy-efficiency improvements and business management.


West Side Area Plan

Area Plans are part of the City's Comprehensive Plan. The City of Milwaukee is covered by thirteen Area Plans which guide future neighborhood development with land use, design and catalytic project recommendations.
» Citywide Maps of the 13 Area Plans
» Find your Area Plan
» Catalytic project map & list
» Area Plan process 


The 5th District
Active Senior Guide

Continuing Education, Cultural & Sports Attractions, Fun & Fitness, Nutrition, Volunteer Opportunities, Neighborhood Outreach Program, Employment Opportunities, Transportation Assistance, Dining & Home Delivered Meals, Home Care/Repair/Moving and Public Benefit and Legal Assistance.