News and Information from the 6th Aldermanic District
Nominations sought for 2013 Dr. James G. White 6th District Difference Makers Awards
Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs established the Dr. James G. White 6th District Difference Makers Awards to recognize those residents and organizations that work diligently to improve and strengthen the quality of life for themselves, their neighborhood and the City of Milwaukee.
She is now seeking nominations for the 2013 Dr. James G. White 6th District Difference Makers Award. Dr. White was a resident of the 6th District who served as a county supervisor and the regional vice president of WestCare Wisconsin Harambee Community Center, facilitating countless neighborhood projects and programs and always using his gifts, talents and knowledge to improve and empower his community.
Four awards will be presented to 6th District residents, one to a community organization and one to a block club, all of which have contributed to making their neighborhood a better place. Nomination forms are available online or by calling the Alderwoman’s office at 286-2994 to receive a hard copy of the form by mail.
Nominations for the Difference Maker Awards will be accepted from now through January 24th. Alderwoman Coggs will announce the honorees at the 6th District Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, January 29 at 5:30 p.m. in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 310 W. Locust St.
Apply Online for City Boards and Commissions
New City of Milwaukee online features enable residents to quickly and easily place their names in nomination for appointments to serve on city boards and commissions. The boards and commissions applicant web pages can be accessed on the city’s main page at www.city.milwaukee.gov.
Alderwoman Coggs has been an early and strong voice in the city for increasing and expanding community access and involvement in the boards and commissions appointment process, and she encourages residents to get involved and consider submitting their name for consideration using the new options. “The public deserves a nomination system that is more accessible and transparent, and one that will include potential board and commission candidates from across the entire city,” she said. “Residents who want to become more civically active and involved should take advantage of this new process.”
UPDATE: N. Port Washington Rd. Project – (Dr. Martin Luther King Dr. to Olive St.)
The project that began on June 18 was completed and the road was opened to two-way traffic on Thursday, November 1. N. Port Washington Rd. between N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. and W. Capitol Dr. has been narrowed from 50 ft. to 46 ft. matching the roadway from W. Capitol Dr. to W. Olive St. Curbs and gutters were removed and replaced throughout the project corridor. Sidewalks in poor condition were replaced and driveway approaches were reconstructed. New inlet structures were installed and connected to the storm sewers.
The narrowing of the roadway has allowed for more trees and green space. In addition, one striped 5-ft. bicycle lane in each direction was installed though out the project limits.
There will still be drums in the parking lanes due to the contractor replacing sod and working on pavement that was damaged. This will also include the closure of Fiebrantz Ave. at N. Port Washington Rd. to replace cracked pavement.
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