Winter in Milwaukee
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Have health insurance questions?
Help is available for all residents of Milwaukee!
To enroll online or by phone, visit www.healthcare.gov or call 1-800-318-2596. Find in-person assistance near you by dialing 2-1-1.
The City of Milwaukee Health Department Community Healthcare Access Program (CHAP) can also provide in-person assistance locally. Call (414) 286-8620 or visit www.milwaukee.gov/health for information.
Mayor Barrett Launches New Sustainability Initiative
ReFresh Milwaukee is a citywide strategic plan to develop a sound environmental, economic and social sustainable future for the community. The plan aims to implement sustainable projects and encourage citizens and businesses to engage in solutions that are economically, environmentally and socially smart for our community.
Visit www.ReFreshMKE.com to read the complete plan and learn how you can be involved.
Stay connected and follow us on Twitter @ReFreshMKE.
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 for 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 it has a purchased, 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 of no permit production, handling, and mailing will be passed on to customers. The convenience fee will be reduced from the current $2.25 to $1.00.
Visit the DPW Application System to purchase a night permit online and avoid the hassle of standing in line to pay in-person. Please call 286-8350 with any questions.
Mayor Barrett and Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr. Announce New Ways of Applying to Serve on City Boards or Commissions
Residents can submit their names for consideration for boards and commissions via the Mayor’s Office and the Common Council President’s web pages.
"I've always encouraged residents to be involved in boards and commissions and I’m pleased this new mechanism makes it even easier for Milwaukeeans to get engaged. We welcome civic involvement and are hopeful this online process generates significant interest,” Mayor Barrett said.
Council President Hines said he is hopeful the new online nomination options empower residents to seek service on city boards and commissions. “The new options allow residents to apply more easily to serve on boards that are involved in making important decisions and recommendations that will affect the future of Milwaukee, and I welcome the ease and transparency that the new options offer.” President Hines said.
Photo Sharing on Flickr
Selected photos taken at Common Council-related meetings and events are now available for easy public viewing. The photos are stored and viewed on the Flickr website, and users can share the gallery link or individual photos with whomever they choose. There are various methods of doing this:
a) Linking to it from a web page
b) Linking to it via social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
c) Emailing the link
d) Providing a link in a print publication
Start exploring the Council photos on Flickr today!
Milwaukee Partners with Department of Energy for the Better Buildings Challenge
Milwaukee is one of the leading communities in the nation working toward a sustainable energy future by participating in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge — a major effort to reduce energy use in commercial buildings and industrial plants. Join us in our efforts to drive greater energy efficiency in our community, which saves money, creates jobs, improves our energy security, and protects our environment.
Sewer Lateral Demonstration 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. Clear water flow into the sanitary sewer system (sometimes referred to as “inflow and infiltration” or I&I) from private property sources causes devastating damage to basements during and after heavy rain events.