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Reuben and Mildred Harpole are presented with the 2013 Frank P. Zeidler Public Service Award. They are congratulated by Alderman Bauman on September 4, 2013 at City Hall.

 News and Information from the 4th Aldermanic District

New 2014 virtual night parking permit system

For the convenience of the city’s night parking permit customers, there will be no requirement to display a physical permit starting in 2014. When residents buy a night parking permit after December 20, 2013, they will complete the same application, accurately listing the applicable license plate number. Residents will receive a confirmation number to prove purchase of the permit, but will not receive a physical permit to place on the vehicle’s window.

The license plate number will be used by parking enforcement to determine whether the owner has purchased a valid permit. All customer service problems arising from misplaced or stolen permits will be eliminated. Failure to purchase a permit will still be subject to a $20 citation.

When a resident purchases a permit online, the cost savings derived from the elimination of permit production, handling and mailing costs will be passed on to customers. The convenience fee will be reduced from the current $2.25 to $1.00.

Visit to purchase a night permit online and avoid the hassle of standing in line to pay in-person. Please call 286-CITY (2489) with any questions.

749 North 31st Street - The George Atwell HouseHistoric Houses For Sale

The City of Milwaukee currently owns several historic homes and is offering them for sale to the right owner. If you love the scale, details and craftsmanship of an historic home and love to renovate, we may have the perfect house for you. As a bonus, many of the homes listed have had extensive exterior repairs such as new roofs, chimneys and siding. These repairs will make the remaining renovations manageable and the whole project more affordable.

Most of these properties may qualify for Wisconsin Historic Home Owner’s Tax Credits. Additional information is available from the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Click here to view Fox6 Real Milwaukee video: City of Milwaukee hopes to find buyers for several historic homes

Revisions Proposed for the Historic Preservation Ordinance that will Improve and Streamline Historic Preservation Process

View the full text of the draft ordinance.
View the complete section of code as it would appear if the ordinance is adopted.

Redistricting Brings 4th District Changes

The redistricting process completed last year by the Common Council has brought new voting wards, polling locations, and district boundaries for aldermanic districts, including the 4th District.

Effective since April 2012:
• The western border of the 4th District is now N. 35th St., adding an area between W. Highland Blvd. and W. Kilbourn Ave. formerly in the 15th District.
• The northern boundary west of I-43 is now W. Vliet St., with the area north of Vliet is now part of the 15th District.
• The area bounded by N. Broadway, E. Juneau Ave., N. Farwell Ave. and E. Ogden Ave. is now part of the 4th District.
• All voting wards within the district have been renumbered, and several have had their boundaries altered. 

View a detailed map of the 4th District.

Go to for more details about redistricting in the City of Milwaukee.

Public Works Offers Snow Emergency Text Alerts

The City of Milwaukee is offering a text message system, Snow Mobile - Winter Text Alert to residents and businesses that want to be informed when the City declares a snow emergency or when the 4 inch rule is in effect.  The message would state the date and time the emergency is in effect and would provide the same when it is lifted. The primary purpose of declaring a snow emergency is to make sure the streets are cleared to keep the City open for business.


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