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File #: 230084    Version: 0
Type: Communication Status: In Committee
File created: 5/9/2023 In control: PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE
On agenda: Final action:
Effective date:    
Title: Communication from the Department of Public Works relating to community-oriented solutions for problems of infrastructure and public sanitation.
Sponsors: ALD. BROSTOFF
Attachments: 1. Sanitation Services - 230084.pdf
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5/17/20230 PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIR

Minutes note: Ald. Brostoff thanked DPW and the committee for allowing him to have this file because as a new alderperson, there are things that he is learning and that it is convenient to hear directly from the department in order to make the communication easier on both ends. Danielle Rodriguez (DPW Operations), Rick Meyers, Jeffrey Smith, Jon Paul Colorez (Sanitation Department) were present. Ms. Rodriguez thanked the committee for having this file and that she hopes that this type of communication will cut down the number of complaints, enhance understanding and shows us as collaborative. She added that some one from her team will reach out to every council member to schedule ride alongs and that the crews are always happy and eager to show what they do. Ald. Stamper suggested to explain the property line between DPW and DNS: Mr. Smith said that the first step is to call unified call center and that it will be referred to the proper department after an inspection. Ald. Bauman asked for garbage dumpsters specially in apartment buildings. Mr. Smith said that it depends if it's serviced by private companies but that they are not allowed on the public right of way unless it is the collection day and that they must be properly locked or secured. He added that DNS is in charge of enforcing this. Ald. Brostoff asked if garbage needs to be bagged. Mr. Smith said that residents are supposed to bag the garbage to avoid any garbage flying all over the place. Ms. Rodriguez said that residents should not throw plastic bags in the recycling cart at all and to make sure to follow the guidelines because recycling carts get disqualified for contamination. Ms. Rodriguez shared a one page document " Tips and information for elected officials to share with residents and community members supporting DPW Sanitation for clean Milwaukee neighborhoods" that has been added to the file. Mr. Meyers said that one of the challenges is the way that the workforce is used to address all the needs, that they are tight to a schedule. The communication will continue.
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230084

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ORIGINAL

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Sponsor

ALD. BROSTOFF

Title

Communication from the Department of Public Works relating to community-oriented solutions for problems of infrastructure and public sanitation.

 

Requestor

 

Drafter

CC-CC

Laurie Phillip

5/8/2023