Responsibly Reopening South Milwaukee
Reopening Municipal Buildings
Milwaukee County COVID-19 Dashboard & Tracking Map
*KEY INDICATORS AVAILABLE THROUGH TAB AT THE BOTTOM OF THE DASHBOARD*
City Buildings Closed – Open by Appointment
How to Make City Payments and Find Forms
Milwaukee County Parks – COVID-19 Response
Celebrations Cancelled: Memorial Day, Flag Day, and July 4th Activities
The South Milwaukee Common Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to cancel the city’s Independence Day celebration at Grant Park due to the pandemic. The South Milwaukee/St. Francis Health Department recommended the cancellation due to continued concerns over large gatherings spreading the coronavirus. Memorial Day and Flag Day activities have also been cancelled. To view the status of city-sponsored events, please visit our Celebrations & Events page.
Statement from Mayor Brooks
I support this decision, and know it was a difficult one. This is an important community celebration, and always a special event. But we have to act in the best interest of public health. We also recognize the impact the pandemic has had on small businesses, who typically provide significant sponsorship funding for this event, and we needed to act now to let our vendors know our plans. Public health guidance around a phased reopening will continue to inform decisions on future city-sponsored events.
Milwaukee Ave Streetscaping: 2020 Construction Has Begun
Construction crews have begun work on Milwaukee Avenue for the next phase of the project. To stay up to date on what’s happening on Milwaukee Ave, visit our Streetscaping page and join our Milwaukee Ave Streetscaping Facebook group.
Construction Update: Memorial Drive & Pine Street Reconstruction
On June 1st, construction will begin on Memorial Drive & Pine Street on a project that includes realignment of Memorial Drive to create a 2-way street with removal of islands and creation of a student drop-off zone on the easterly side of Memorial Drive at the walkway connection to E.W. Luther School. To learn more about the project, visit here.
Tree City USA: Recognizing a Commitment to Our Urban Forest
South Milwaukee has been named a 2019 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, joining more than 3,600 across the country and close to 200 in Wisconisn. Learn more about our Tree City USA achievement.
Bartender/Seller License Renewals
The application for bartender license for the 2020-2021 license period is now available. A renewal application is available here, and can be mailed or placed in the drop box in front of City Hall along with the renewal fees.
Current licenses will expire June 30, 2020. Bartenders/sellers should apply no later than May 22nd to allow time for processing of the applications.
• The Common Council has reduced the fees for renewals for timely filing of bartender licenses to $25.00 for the 2020-2021 license period until June 15th, 2020. Renewals received after June 15, 2020 will be $50.00.
Self-Deposit Station: OPEN
The Self-Deposit Station is open for South Milwaukee residents with photo ID. Current hours: 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 $3.00 per-trip is temporarily suspended at this time as we are not handling money. The Self-Deposit Station is not accepting any items that have a fee to dispose of. Do not bring televisions, computer monitors, or tires.
• Please note: Social distancing is in effect. Please be patient; as we limit the number of cars in the yard to ensure safe social distances.
South Milwaukee Public Library Now Offering Curbside
The South Milwaukee Public Library is now offering curbside pickup. Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday; 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Wednesday. To learn more about this new service, visit the South Milwaukee Library’s website.
Donations Appreciated: Medical and Cleaning Supplies
We want to thank local retailers like Walmart, Pick ‘n Save, Ace Hardware, ALDI, and Mara’s Sewing House for assisting the city in obtaining supplies that are critical to assure continuity in essential city operations. Want to help? We are accepting donations of new and unused medical exam gloves, simple/dust masks, N95 respirator masks, disinfecting cleaning supplies (Lysol spring, disinfecting wipes, etc.) and containers of unopened hand sanitizer, which we’ll put to use in coming weeks as we continue to operate many city fuctions amid the pandemic. You can donate these items by arranging for drop off at the SMFD by emailing Donations.