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2017 Public Safety Referendum
The South Milwaukee Common Council has approved an operating referendum question to fund public safety. A special election will be held Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

The question asks taxpayers for permission to increase the tax levy to maintain current paramedic services and hire two additional police officers.

Referendum Information Open House
Monday, October 30 (5 – 7 p.m. at City Hall)

2017 Public Safety Referendum Web Page
Fact Sheet
Frequently Asked Questions

Fall Leaf Collection Has Begun!
The South Milwaukee Street Department has begun the collection of fall leaves.  We ask that residents place leaves ready for disposal in the curb/gutter for collection until November 15th.  Please do not add any yard waste or plants to leaf piles, this material needs to be disposed of directly at the Self Deposit Station (SDS).   Residents who wish to dispose of their leaves directly at SDS, will have the user fee of $2.00 waived (only available until November 15th).  The user fee still applies if disposing of any other yard waste and/or garbage.  The SDS is located at 1106 Blake Ave. Hours of operation for SDS are Tuesday and Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 pm..  Please do not add leaf piles into the gutter after November 15th, as the City may not be able to collect after that date.

South Milwaukee Veterans Day
South Milwaukee Veterans Day event will be held on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the South Milwaukee War Memorial.

PROJECT CONSTRUCTION – 5th Avenue Storm Sewer Construction – Beginning September 25th
The City of South Milwaukee has contracted for installation of a 48″ diameter storm sewer to replace a deteriorating box culvert built in the early 1900’s that crosses 5th Avenue, just north of Drexel Boulevard.  To complete the work, 5th Avenue will be closed to thru traffic between Drexel Boulevard and Manistique Avenue beginning on Tuesday October 3rd.  5th Avenue will be detoured to Manistique Avenue and Drexel Boulevard to 8th Avenue.  Signs will be posted along the detour route.  The City anticipates a 4 week closure to complete the storm sewer installation and pavement replacement.  Parking restrictions may be installed along the route.  Click here for more information.

Investing in Infrastructure: WE Energies Project in South Milwaukee
Work is beginning in April on a WE Energies project to upgrade natural gas facilities in a number of neighborhoods in South Milwaukee.
Click here for more information

Treasurer’s Office Update
All delinquent Real Estate Tax bills must now be paid directly to the Milwaukee County Treasurer’s Office at the following address: 901 North 9th Street Courthouse, Room 102 Milwaukee, WI 53233-1462.  Telephone: 414-278-4033  Please visit the Treasurer’s Office page for more tax information.

Self Deposit Station 1106 Blake Avenue
Summer Hours: (April 1 – November 30)
Open Tuesday AND Friday 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
and Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
CLOSED Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday
The station may be CLOSED during inclement weather.

Learn more here 

Bird City Wisconsin
South Milwaukee is a healthy community for birds… and people

The City of South Milwaukee is committed to making our community healthy for birds and people,
and is proud to be a designated Bird City Wisconsin. Click here for more information.

Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.