It's not too late to register for today's Public Hearing on the 2021 Recommended Budget!
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It's not too late to register for today's Public Hearing on the 2021 Recommended Budget!
The latest updates on the Zip Line segment of the Oak Leaf Trail:
A parks group is raising funds to repair The Zip Line, a path at Oak Leaf Trail that has been closed since spring due to an expanding sinkhole above a crumbling, century-old stone culvert and creek.
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It was exciting to learn more about plans for Margie's Garden Children's Garden at this morning's Parks, Energy, & Environment Committee meeting! Thank you to Mr. Kezman, Milwaukee County Parks, Boerner Botanical Gardens, and everyone else helping to move this project forward.
The garden, which would be called "Margie's Garden," would honor the memory of donor Tim Kezman's late wife Margaret "Margie" Kezman.
Join the Board for our Virtual Public Hearing on the 2021 Recommended Budget. Find more information and register here: milwaukee.gov/countyboard
Our Milwaukee County Parks Department has secured a Transportation Alternatives Program Grant to help with Zip Line repairs, but we need your help!
The Park People of Milwaukee County, Inc. are raising money to fix this sinkhole. Click here to donate: gf.me/u/yfjhh6
Parks department awarded $530,000 from state to repair key piece of bicycle trail network.
Thank you to everyone who attended last night's Virtual Listening Session. It was great to hear from so many constituents!
If you were not able to attend, you can always email your budget concerns or questions to [email protected].
The 2021 Recommended Budget is available to read here: https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/Administrative-Services/Performance-Strategy-and-Budget
The Milwaukee County Office of Performance, Strategy and Budget (PSB) is the budget office for Milwaukee County.
Lake Park is the crown jewel of our Milwaukee County Parks system!
Learn more about the bridge renovation here: https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/Parks/What-We-Do/Planning--Development
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Designed by acclaimed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead, Lake Park is one of the jewels of the Milwaukee County Park System. For more than a century, people have fl
Help support our great County Parks!
Our latest #LoveYourParksMKE product collaboration is here! The new MKE Trail Mix ice cream flavor is available in scoops or pints at all three Purple Door locations - Walker's Point, Mequon & Sherman Pheonix, and 20% of sales will go to the Milwaukee Parks Foundation.
The trail mix flavor is a Malted vanilla ice cream with a plentiful mix of chocolate-covered pretzels, golden raisins and peanuts hand-twirled in.
It's great to see The Kellogg PEAK Initiative investing in Tiefenthaler Park and helping to build brighter futures for our youth!
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Ground has been broken on a multi-million dollar renovation at a Milwaukee park.The Kellogg PEAK Initiative is aimed at making Tiefenthaler Park one of the most vibrant and equit
This will be a win for everyone involved!
We're excited to announce our future Museum's move to the Deer District!
The 2020 Census will determine how billions in federal funds are distributed over the next 10 years.
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Learn about the 2020 Census - how to respond, and why it matters. Shape your future. START HERE.
Please stay safe when visiting our other County beaches.
The parks department closed swimming at McKinley Marina due to a "riptide hazard."
Lifeguards at our beaches can make a difference and save lives.
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- There’s a push for lifeguards after three recent drownings along Milwaukee’s lakefront.County Supervisor Sheldon Wasserman is calling to add lifeguards at McKinley Beach, an
It's been great to see this project come to the District. Thank you to The Ability Center for all of your work!
We did a thing today. Congratulations #Milwaukee, TOGETHER we built America's most #accessible beach. The gauntlet has been thrown -- What city is prepared to "ONE UP" us and #RampUp their community ... because everyBODY deserves a daily opportunity to be fit, active, healthy, and to play -- EVERYWHERE!
We're here to help! To guide. To innovate. To lead the way. All you have to do is pick up the phone, we're here to help everyBODY play ... TOGETHER!
The Traveling Beer Garden will be at Lake Park tomorrow.
The Lake Park Traveling Beer Garden Opens Tomorrow! For all of the specifics, visit https://www.travelingbeergardens.com
The Oak Leaf Trail is getting some new signs! These signs will make the trail easier to navigate, especially for new users. Milwaukee County Parks anticipates that signs for 10-15 miles of trail will be installed this summer.
Thank you to everyone who participated in last fall's survey and helped shape the design of these signs.
The Shorewood Farmers Market along the Estabrook Parkway was a major success! It was great to see so many people using the Active Street. I was even able to sign up to become a friend with Friends of Estabrook Park!
THANK YOU! We could not be more proud of how today turned out. It was a great day at the Market and we were so happy to see so many people. We will see you next week!
I'm glad I was able to help the Shorewood Farmers Market relocate to the Estabrook Parkway. The first Market will be this Sunday from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Thank you to Milwaukee County Parks for helping this event find a new home this summer!
Our opening day of the Farmers Market is quickly approaching (this Sunday, 6/28)! And since we are in a NEW LOCATION, we wanted to provide a little bit more information about where exactly it starts, parking and the easiest access points...
The Active Street in Estabrook Park is Estabrook Parkway. The Farmers Market will stretch from the Benjamin Church House at the south end, up to about where you can access Estabrook Park at Kensington Blvd. Because we are implementing stringent COVID-19 health and safety practices, there will be plenty of space between each vendor, making it a nice, lovely walk as you shop.
PARKING: There is a Parking Lot at the South End of Estabrook Park that you can access by turning onto Estabrook Parkway from Capitol Drive.
Additional Parking is available at 4121 Wilson Drive (The Old American Legion Parking Lot / the future site of 4121 Rowhouses Development) where you can park, then walk through the Oak Leaf Trail access pathway to cross into Estabrook park and find the Farmers Market.
BIKING / WALKING: If you ride your bike or walk to the Market, the best access pathways on the Oak Leaf Trail are at Olive Street, Congress Street and Kensington Boulevard. Be sure to look both ways when crossing the Oak Leaf Trail as many cyclists and runners will be coming from both directions.
The best address to type in to a GPS to get you to the South Parking Lot is 4100 Estabrook Parkway.
Stay tuned for more information!http://www.shorewoodfarmersmarket.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Estabrook_SFM2020.pdf
Thank you to everyone who attended the Lake Park Ravine Road Bridge Public Information Meeting. It's exciting to see the plans to repair and reopen the bridge move forward.
The project is now 50-60% designed and construction is anticipated to be complete in November of 2022.
More information on the project can be found here: https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/Parks/What-We-Do/Planning--Development
Gina Giacobassi, a young adult with special needs, has been treated unfairly by Kroger and the Shorewood Metro Market. Ms. Giacobassi should not have been terminated for her actions.
I am urging Kroger to consider the Giacobassi family’s requests. Ms. Giacobassi should have the option to return to work. Kroger and their subsidiaries should implement new policies and training programs, including mandatory harassment and bullying training.
Bullying has no place in our community.
“She was afraid she would lose her job if she didn’t comply.”
Milwaukee County Parks will be sharing information on the Ravine Road Bridge Rehabilitation Project in an online meeting this Wednesday, June 17 at 4:30 PM. Project team members will discuss the project scope, work to date, historical considerations, and the schedule for final design and construction of the bridge.
Register to attend the online meeting here: https://www.cognitoforms.com/MilwaukeeCountyParks1/milwaukeecountyparkspublicinformationmeetinglakeparkravineroadbridge
My Statement on the Death of George Floyd:
I'm excited to announce that starting tomorrow, May 23rd, a portion of the Estabrook Parkway will be included in the Active Streets program. I want to thank the Village of Shorewood, Wisconsin Board for helping make this a reality. When government works together with mutual respect, the people of a community are best served. Working with the Milwaukee County Parks, we look forward to a new relationship with Estabrook Park this summer.
Learn more about the Active Streets program here: https://activestreets.mailchimpsites.com/
A little overdue, but I want to thank you all for voting in favor of me in the past April 7th election. Many of you had to choose between your personal safety and your democratic right to vote.
That is not lost on me.
Our community is facing a very chaotic time right now, but I'm hopeful that if we continue to work together and follow the guidelines of the Safer at Home order to the best of our ability, things will be back to normal sooner than we think.
During this time, your health and the health of others is crucial. Please follow this link to see the latest updates from Milwuakee County's procedures and advice from public health officials during the current public health emergency.
If you have not yet done so, I encourage you to participate in my survey questionnaire.
This is a great chance to have your opinion known regarding a possible 1% sales tax increase and the future of Ravine Road.
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Tonight at 6 pm the County Board will host its Annual Budget Public Hearing at the Marcus Performing Arts Center. I hope to see you there.
A moment from my collaborative budget town hall wih Supervisor Moore Omokunde on 10/24.
Your questions and concerns are important to me and I encourage you to attend one of my town halls.
Tonight is the night!
I am co-hosting a Budget Town Hall with Supervisor Moore Omokunde at 1342 N. Astor Street the First Unitarian Society.
The town hall will run from 5:30 - 7 pm allowing you a chance to ask questions and receive insight before the November 4th Budget Public Hearing.
I hope to see you all there tonight.
Shorewood and Whitefish Bay trick-or-treat times will be this upcoming Sunday 1-4 pm. The weather forecasts a bit of rain, so be sure to bring an umbrella!
Here are trick or treat times for communities in southeast Wisconsin.
My office received the following McKinley Marina Improvements update:
As a part of the McKinley Marina improvements now occurring the contractor will need to institute temporary, one day north bound lane closures on LMD at the entrance to the marina in order to begin demo and construction work on new curbs and paving at the east side of the intersection. This will also require a temporary closure of the walkway/path through the east side of the intersection during times when construction is occurring.
The first demo and lane closure is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 23rd from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. After removal of existing curbs and pavements, temporary accommodations will be put in place to accommodate bikes and pedestrians through the intersection until new curb and gutter and paving is installed. Reconstruction of the intersection should occur over the next two weeks or so with periodic one day closures to complete the work. We will be informed ahead of time of these closures.
I have also been told this will not effect the upcoming Turkey Trot on Nov. 28th.
For the past decade volunteers have determined that roughly 41% of the trash they clean up along the Lake Michigan shoreline is smoking related. None of this litter is biodegradable.
While I unfortunately will be unable to attend tomorrow's campaign launch, due to the Finance & Audit Budget meeting, I encourage you to attend and show support for our beloved lake front. The "Hold on to Your Butt" campaign launch will include installation of multiple cigarette receptacles and a press conference.
It will begin at 1 pm tomorrow afternoon in the Northpoint parking lot near Moosas.
This is a great first step to helping save the environmental integrity of our lake front.
#DYK That from 2008-2018 a total of 29,148 cigarette butts were collected from our #Milwaukee beaches 😱! That’s the equivalent of nearly 1,500 packs of cigarettes dumped on our beaches. Thanks to the data collection by the Alliance for the Great Lakes we were able to pinpoint which beaches need more of our #HoldOnToYourButtMKE receptacles. Go check em out!
#CleanBeaches #TheBeachIsNotAnAshtray #TheStreetIsNotAnAshtray #SaveTheGreatLakes #LitterPrevention
Milwaukee County's Free Birth Certificate Program will continue through the end of this year.
The Free Birth Certificate Program helps people get a photo ID for voting purposes, or, for youth aged 15-21, to apply for a job.
The Board of Supervisors provided funding in the 2019 county budget to cover the cost of accessing and printing 1,000 birth certificates. In response to public interest, Register of Deeds Israel Ramon approved funding for an additional 400 birth certificates through the end of the 2019.
The program is available to anyone born in Wisconsin.
Those who wish to take advantage of the Free Birth Certificate Program can stop in to the Register of Deeds office at the Milwaukee County Courthouse, located at 901 N. 9th Street, Room 103, or by visiting http://bit.ly/MKEBirthCert for more information
For events that occurred in Milwaukee County, obtain certified copies of birth, death, marriage, divorce and domestic partnership certificates from the Milwaukee County Register of Deeds office.
On September 18th I attended a Committee of the Whole meeting and public hearing at the Mitchell Park Domes to hear the proposed business plan to save the Domes. During this meeting the bottom line was determined that the Domes are falling apart, and the new plan proposes we fix them with a $66 million investment. Of that $66 million, $13.5 million would need be the responsibility of Milwaukee County tax payers. I have deep concerns with the financial viability of the proposed plan and am awaiting a full report from the Office of the Comptroller to see if this is fiscally possible. On top of this, I discovered that attendance raters are continuously decreasing. The only way the Domes can be saved is through a government & private joint venture. I encourage you to visit the Domes more often and follow this link https://milwaukeedomes.org/domes-donations to donate to the Friends of the Domes whenever you can.
During the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors meeting on September 19th, the County received another significant contribution towards the creation of a Center for Forensic Science and Protective Medicine (CFSPM) building. Ownership of this new building would belong to the Medical College of Wisconsin. With the creation of this buidling the County will now be able to house the Office of the Medical Examiner and include an office for Emergency Management. Combining these two offices would be a huge benefit to Milwaukee County's medical research and emergency services.
As always, to keep in touch with any County concerns or issues feel free to connect by my office phone (414-278-4237), email at [email protected], or here on my County page.
Help the Friends of the Domes support and improve the Mitchell Park Domes.
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