I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.
I have heard from a few people that there is some misinformation floating around in cyberspace on Special Trash Pickups in Cudahy, so I asked the Cudahy DPW Director Mary Jo Lange to clarify the misinformation.
I wanted to share with everyone that I have received some calls about trash pickup with regards to “Dumpsters”, alley plowing, and just some general information on related subjects.
The Cudahy DPW will be collecting holiday trees placed by the curb (not alley) from Monday, January 4, 2016 to Wednesday, January 20, 2016. Please make sure the tree is visible to DPW crews by digging it out of snow banks. They will not dig it out of the snow bank.
I would like to talk about Snow and the Removal of It. Some of this will come across as Common Sense, Info you might already know, some might be harsh or give you pause to just think.
The Cudahy DPW crews have started the process of removing trees.
While Mother Nature has not cooperated with the falling of leafs like we all had hoped (and some still on the trees), the Cudahy Department of Public Works continues to pick up leafs, and will continue to do so, probably through next week. Our original deadline was to rake until November 22nd, with last leaf pick up November 23rd through November 26th.
Issue: Curbside Spring Clean-up is becoming more expensive and is harder to control every year.
Brookfield and Elm Grove Ask Now: Why has electronic recycling stopped?
So there is some misinformation floating around that the ripped up sidewalks on Packard Ave for the road reconstruction will not be put in at the earliest next year (2016) and maybe 2017/18.
If you have noticed trash all over the place since the snow has melted and want to really do something about it, please join us in a City Wide cleanup that the City of Cudahy has been doing for over 25 years on Saturday April 25th 2015.
Cudahy Packard Avenue Streetscape Presentation Videos
So I keep hearing how during the 2013 campaign I said “Dump the Dump Fee!”. That was not me. You are mixing someone else up.
Packard Ave. Reconstruction Presentation 02.03.15
A SPECIAL JOINT MEETING of the Common Council, Community Development Authority, and Board of Public Works of the City of Cudahy is scheduled for Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 6:00 P.M at the City of Cudahy Municipal Building at 5050 S. Lake Drive, Cudahy, WI 53110.
For information, pictures, and drawings of the Packard Avenue Project please click here.
The Cudahy DPW will be collecting holiday trees placed by the curb (not alley) from Monday, January 5, 2015 to Wednesday, January 22, 2015.
At the Monday June 23rd Board of Public Works Meeting we were on item 6 - “Discussion and action regarding the Drop Off Site Operations” and the issue of a cash register was talked about.
The City of Cudahy will continue the Spring Clean-up pick-up for two weeks in May. This is the only free junk pickup of the year. This free pick up is limited to fifteen (15) minutes of loading time. Electronic equipment (e-waste) and tires can no longer be picked up and shall be brought to the Drop-Off Site when the site is open for business.
This communication is to update residents regarding the amount of road salt the City of Cudahy currently has available, as misinformation is spreading throughout our community. Contrary to what you have heard, the City of Cudahy is NOT out of salt. However, the pile is dwindling as it is for other county and local agencies. As a matter of fact, due to proper calibration of equipment and other techniques used by the men and women of our Department of Public Works, we are in better shape than most communities.
On Monday the Board of Public Works after considerable amount of time, information and hearing from the City Accountant that our Capitol Borrowing would be difficult to pay for new garbage trucks and the expense of the City of Cudahy continuing picking up the trash, plus the fact that if privatize the trash collection with Advance (who is doing the pickup of recycling for us) it would save the taxpayers $220,000 each year, there was very little way the Board could go.
At last night’s Board of Public Works meeting we were to discuss possible ways of handling the dump fee. Much of the information to base the vote on the 3 options were incomplete and speculative. The City Accountant’s numbers didn’t agree with the DPW numbers we got.
Just a reminder that Ramsey Avenue between Packard and Barland will be closed at the rail road tracks starting Monday, July 15th @ 7:00 a.m. for approximately 2 weeks. The tracks will be completely removed so it will not be passable. A formal detour route will be posted. Barricades will be handled by the City. They are mobilizing a crew Sunday night and the City are to meet with them on Monday to get the info.
As some of my readers know I have been emailing a group of Cudahy Residents updates I get from the city and questions I have. If you are from Cudahy and would like to be on the email list, please let me know your email address and I will add you to it. When voting on an issue though, I will only take District 3 residents into consideration.
It was brought to my attention that the dates didn’t correctly match for the Spring Cleanup in all places, emails, and posts. I have been passing the information as I get it from City Hall to the group. With that being said here are two clarifications.
Mary Jo these are two questions I am hearing from residents. May I have answers to them?
At the April 18, 2013 meeting the Water Commission voted to authorize an application to WIPSC for a 3% water rate increase.
This information provided by Mary Jo Lange, PE Director of Public Works City of Cudahy
Pumping stations in sewage collection systems, also called lift stations, are normally designed to handle raw sewage that is fed from underground gravity pipelines (pipes that are sloped so that a liquid can flow in one direction under gravity). Sewage is fed into and stored in an underground pit, commonly known as a wet well. The well is equipped with electrical instrumentation to detect the level of sewage present. When the sewage level rises to a predetermined point, a pump will be started to lift the sewage upward through a pressurized pipe system called a sewer force main or rising main from where the sewage is discharged into a gravity manhole. From here the cycle starts all over again until the sewage reaches its point of destination—usually a treatment plant. By this method, pumping stations are used to move waste to higher elevations. In the case of high sewage flows into the well (for example during peak flow periods and wet weather) additional pumps will be used. If this is insufficient, or in the case of failure of the pumping station, a backup in the sewer system can occur, leading to a sanitary sewer overflow—the discharge of raw sewage into the environment.
This information is proved by Mary Jo Lange, PE Director of Public Works City of Cudahy
Gone are doing it by District, instead the city will be cut into two pieces, North of Grange Ave and South of Grand Ave.
This information is provided by Cudahy Director of Public Works Mary Jo Lange
I just wanted to share with everyone the Cudahy Ice and Snow Policy. While going door-to-door many of you have asked me why does it seem like this year the roads were not done as close to the curbs as possible, and you caught on that many of the roads were center lane plowing only.
So retired Cudahy DPW personnel, Mike Clark, who is running for Alderman in the Cudahy 5th District race stated this:
This is a slight reprint of my Nov. 12, 2008 post titled “Leaf Collection Times and Issues”.
So in South Milwaukee Dollar General announces it is expanding its store there and in Cudahy Saturday September 22nd Aldi's closed down for good.
This was in my inbox from a concerned Cudahy Citizen on the City of Cudahy’s New 2012 Fall/Winter Newsletter. I am hearing that people are offended by some of the items in it.
So I have received some emails about the construction of Packard Ave and have talked with a few DPW guys (yes they are still talking even with the gag order in effect)
Remember how a few people like Mike the Dead President who thinks I don’t know what I am talking about and am misinformed.
So I received this email:
Well people, it seems you and I are causing Mayor Day and his efforts to reorganize the City to his needs some issues. “We” seem to be undermining his efforts in the dark of the night to bring these things to reality.
Let me start out by saying this information has NOT been validated and should be taken as a rumor until proven factual.
Here is the memo floating around (see below). I am shocked they didn’t leave the pictures that I guess have been accompanying the memo.
I heard from Cudahy Alderman Dick Bartoshevich that he never supported McCue and he is not sold on a city Administrator. In fact, he said at Otto's meeting that the costs were not what people want to hear about.