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South Milwaukee Memorial Day Events

South Milwaukee will honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice with the annual Memorial Day ceremony set for  Monday, May 29.

At 10:35 a.m., there will be a procession from American Legion Post 27 to the Veterans Memorial at 10th Avenue north of Rawson.

A ceremony starts at 11 a.m., with a welcome, opening prayer, a guest speaker, guest singer of the National Anthem, laying of the wreaths, and a closing prayer.

Lunch will follow at the post, 920 Monroe Ave.

Thanks to the South Milwaukee Veterans Council for organizing this event. The council is a corporation of five chartered veterans service organizations in South Milwaukee: the American Legion Post 27, AmVets Post 4, Catholic War Veterans Post 672, Polish Legion of American Veterans Post 49, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3742.

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June Schedule: Lots Planned at the South Milwaukee Public Library

There is something for kids of all ages at the South Milwaukee Public Library this summer. And it starts with the June schedule … flyer for Erik brooks

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Reminder: Community Public Safety Survey Deadline This Week

So far, more than 1,100 people have responded to the community-wide survey on public safety. If you are one of those people, thank you. If you aren’t, there are still a few days left to share your thoughts.

You can take the survey online or by paper copy through this Friday, May 26:

  • Online: Log on to http://www.survey2000.com and enter the survey access number printed on the survey that was mailed to every household. Residents are encouraged to take the survey online to reduce handling costs to the City.
  • Paper: Complete the hard copy survey mailed to each household and return in the enclosed postage-paid envelope or to City Hall at 2424 15th Avenue.

Surveys were mailed to all city residents at the beginning of May. The unique code printed on the survey can be used only once. To obtain a second survey for another adult in your household, please call 768-8051.

The City of South Milwaukee is evaluating several funding options to maintain the first-class fire and police services residents have come to expect, and we need your feedback to determine how best to proceed with future budget decisions.

You can learn more about the challenges facing the city in my blog post from earlier this month. I also encourage you to read the assessment of public safety funding options, which we developed to provide additional details.

Your voice matters.

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Choosing to Grow Locally: South Shore Family Chiropractic Plans New Building on College Avenue in South Milwaukee

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Exciting news: South Shore Family Chiropractic is planning a new building on College Avenue — a more than $1 million investment in the redevelopment of South Milwaukee.

Owner Dr. Steven Scheuing brought his plans before the Plan Commission on Monday night, where we scheduled hearings on both rezoning necessary for the development (June 20 before City Council), and the potential sale of city land for $75,000 (June 26 before the Plan Commission). We also discussed potential tax incremental financing assistance for the development, recommending up to $225,000 in support.

BizTimes posted a story on the development earlier today. Said Dr. Steven …

“My lease is up at the end of the year, and it has been my lifelong dream of owning my own property and location. This is just all of the right combination of factors. … We’re still in the planning phase, but we’re very excited to get all of the i’s dotted and t’s crossed. I’m hoping to be in the new building by the first of 2018.”

The proposed 6,368-square-foot building would be built on a combination of city-owned land near 11th and College Avenues and an adjoining privately owned parcel that once housed Sahagian Auto Body. It’s an exciting reuse of this property — a development that should be a terrific gateway for people as they enter the city.

But here’s what has me more excited: This is the latest great example of a successful local business choosing to grow in South Milwaukee. We should all be proud of that.

Dr. Steven is investing in South Milwaukee’s future. I’m hopeful the city can invest in his.

I’ll share more updates on the project as it continues through the approval process.  Learn more about South Shore Family Chiropractic here.

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Celebrating Arbor Day, Planting Trees

Check out some photos from our Arbor Day festivities over the past month — a partnership between the city and South Milwaukee School District to educate elementary students about the benefits of trees and plant a tree on each school property.

Thanks to Street Superintendent Dan Ratajski for driving the program, and I look forward to continuing it for years to come.

Planting four trees per year is a nice win for the city and the environment. But it’s the fact we’re touching hundreds of young lives that has me most excited about this effort.

Happy Arbor Day!

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Sex Offender Notification: Bruce Heintz

From the South Milwaukee Police Department …

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