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District 5 — Lamont Westmoreland

 

Image of a car being impounded.Exploring Solutions To Make Our Roads Safer

At the beginning of May this year, the Common Council adopted legislation that will allow the City of Milwaukee to impound vehicles involved in reckless driving. Specifically, if an offender is pulled over for driving recklessly a second time (and the first ticket was ignored), the Police Chief will have the power to impound the vehicle, whether it is registered or not.

This ordinance was signed by the Mayor on May 12, 2023 and is a great new tool for us in the battle against reckless driving, and I applaud everyone who worked to make it happen.

Learn more.

 


 

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Paving/road construction work scheduled for 5th District streets

The below is a Department of Public Works list of repaving and road construction projects scheduled to take place in the 5th District this year (unless otherwise specified, work planned includes repaving and enhancements).

  • N. 84th St. - W. Congress St. to W. Hampton Ave. (2 concrete speed tables) - Sponsored by the Hmong American Peace Academy
  • N. 88th St. - W. Olive St. to W. Ruby Ave.
  • W. Calumet Rd. - N. 91st St. to N. Granville Rd.(adding paved pedestrian lane)
  • W. Florist Av. - W. Appleton Av. to N. 115th St./N. Lovers Lane Rd.
  • W. Glendale Av. - N. 84th St. to N. 87th St.
  • W. Green Tree Rd. - N. 107th St. to N. 114th St.
    *Please note that this list does not include all traffic calming, and does not include speed humps, Safe Routes to School programs, nor rapid implementation programs

The Process Behind Road Construction

Milwaukee’s Department of Public Works strives to maintain nearly 1,400 miles of city streets, about 4,000 alleys, and approximately 2,500 miles of sidewalk through paving projects and routine maintenance.

There are multiple ways in which a street, alley or sidewalk gets flagged for improvement:

  • Field observation by City employees
  • Aldermanic/Citizen request or complaint (call center data)
  • Road Matrix Pavement Management System Pavement Quality Index (PQI) Ratings (roadways only)
  • Pavement Core Samples (roadways only)

Click here to learn more.

 

Water Quality Task Force Recommendations

The City of Milwaukee Water Quality Task Force has been meeting regularly since September 2016, investigating ways to make sure the city's drinking water is safe from lead in old water line pipes and lateral service lines. A final Report and Recommendations document has been approved, and highlights steps and methods that will ensure the long-term health and safety of Milwaukee's drinking water.  The next step will be for Common Council members to review it and take action on specific areas that may need it.  More news to come as it happens. Learn more using the links below.

LeadSafeMKE

Health Department - Lead Poisoning Prevention

Milwaukee Water Works - Lead Safe Water


Fighting Foreclosure - Rights, Strategies & Resources

Though foreclosure rates are now at the lowest levels in more than a decade, millions of homeownders still struggle to pay the mortgage every month. Whether the culprit is a job loss, temporary disability or another unexpected reason, falling behind on the mortgage is stressful.

Check out this MoneyGeek site for more info on what you can do to stay out of foreclosure.

 Additional Resources and Information

Road Construction Projects

Sanitation and Environmental Services

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Lamont Westmoreland
5th District Alderman

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 414-286-3870


 414-286-3456


[email protected]


 City Hall
200 E. Wells Street
Room 205
Milwaukee, WI 53202 


Committee Assignments

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Image of a snow plowResidential Snow Route Maps

Learn when City snow plows will visit your area. 

Image of Milwaukee Business Resource Guide BrochureMilwaukee Business Resource Guide

Information on funds and grants for eligible Milwaukee businesses.

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 Map of the 13 Area Plans
» Find your Area Plan
» Catalytic project map & list
» Area Plan process 

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5th District Active Senior Guide

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

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Neighborhood Association Tool Kit

Use this free resource to help start a neighborhood association or improve an existing one.

Forward Scholars LogoMake a BIG Difference in the Life of a Child

Our success means we’re growing for the 2023-2024 school year! Volunteer for 2 hours a week during the school day with Forward Scholars: A Common Ground initiated community volunteer tutoring program which started in Fall 2022 at 5 schools in MPS and will be in 7 schools this year.

You will work 1:1 with a student in kindergarten through 3rd grade. Training, high impact lesson plans, and loads of smiles provided. Please join us as a tutor or substitute tutor!

Visit the website and/or contact Dr. Carrie Streiff-Stuessy for more information.

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