Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
Beverly, Bella (the wonder daschund) and I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and prosperous New Year. This year has seen many challenges for us all and I hope that the coming New Year brings you and your family happiness.
A few things for you as you prepare for the holidays:
New Trash Hauler
A reminder that the city has contracted with a new waste hauler for the next three years. John’s Disposal will take over the job on January 1. YOUR PICK-UP DAY WILL REMAIN THE SAME, AS WILL YOUR RECYCLING WEEK.
John’s will handle recycling a bit differently in that they use a system called “single stream” which means that if you so choose, you may co-mingle your recyclables in the blue tubs. Although I suspect that we’ll all continue to separate our cardboard and bag our newspapers for convenience this is no longer necessary. Johns will put all recyclables in one truck that will be labeled for recycling and they’ll sort it at their recycling center. This truck will be the same type as the normal garbage trucks so don’t be alarmed. They are recycling.
Also, please be aware that the TIME of your pickup may change based on how they manage the routes, so make sure your trash and recycling are out at 7:00am on your pick-up day. After a month or so we’ll see what their timing is.
Should you have any issues with the pick-up or if you’re missed (keep the timing in mind), please call John’s directly at 262.473.4700 or by e-mail at: email@example.com. If you’d like to learn more about John’s, their website is: http://www.johnsdisposal.com.
And don’t forget that the holidays are prime burglary time. Turn boxes that advertize that new 50” LCD TV or the new computer inside out. Don’t leave your gifts in plain sight. And remember to be cautious with candles and holiday lighting.
As always, you can contact me with any comments or concerns.
City Plowing and Salting
The city remains committed to providing safe roadways as usual this winter. This first snowfall was a bit tough on some mailboxes due to the heavy snow sliding off the plow blades. Should your mailbox get “plowed,” call the Department of Public Works and let them know.
This year we’ll be trying a new method of ice control on our major streets with a combination of salt, sand and calcium chloride mixes as well as BEET JUICE in the mix. These methods will help control the ice and the budget.
Remember our Fire Department after big snows. Please adopt the fire hydrant near your home and clear the snow from around it. It may save precious minutes in the event of a fire.
You should have received your tax bill by now. The Treasurer’s Office maintains longer hours through the holiday season up until New Years Eve for your convenience. Remember that you can avoid the lines by using the drop box in front of city hall. Use one of the envelopes, enclose your bill and check and your receipt will be mailed to you the next business day.
It’s coming up on election season for the city. I will, with honor, stand for re-election as your alderman this coming April. This will be a contested election. I look forward to a spirited debate of the issues in a campaign that I hope will be based on facts and record. I will be humbled with your support. But there’s plenty of time for campaigning later. You’ll notice that my campaign logo is attached to this e-mail. State election law and my ethics prevents use of my aldermanic title for any distribution greater than 49 people.
That’s it for now. As always, feel free to pass this e-mail to your friends and neighbors in the city. If you’re receiving this as a forwarded message, reply and I’ll put you on the list.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Steve Olson for Alderman, 1st District
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