Take Action: East Towne Flooding

Budget & Finance Committee Meeting
Tuesday, March 13


If you feel the current over-burdened storm water pipes should be fixed to mitigate future overland flooding, please contact our aldermen immediately! This will be voted on Tuesday, March 13.

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Staying Safe By Walking Smart

As the warm weather approaches, more students are walking to and from school, in the neighborhood after school, and the weekends. Wauwatosa Police Department School Resource Officers remind you to stay safe by walking smart. Please have a conversation with your children and reinforce these simple steps:

  • Walk with friends. There is strength in numbers.
  • Always let someone know where you are going and the route you plan on taking. If you are walking or biking alone, call your parent and let them know you’ve arrived safely.
  • Walk on sidewalks of main streets. There are more people to observe if you are having a problem, and are available to help you.
  • Walk with confidence. Keep your head up. Watch and observe people and activity occurring around you.
  • Don’t wear head-phones. They decrease your sense of hearing, and your accurate perception of your surroundings.
  • If someone is following you in a car, turn around and walk the other way.
  • Don’t wear clothing with your name on the outside, anyone can call you by name as if they know you. Don’t be fooled!
  • Trust your feelings. If someone makes you feel scared or uncomfortable, tell a trusted adult.
  • If someone approaches you in a threatening manner or threatens you, run away from them and yell for help. Go back into school if you are close, or to an adult or open business and report the incident immediately to the police by calling 911.
  • Fight back if there is no option of escape or if you are physically assaulted. Fight for your life, but not property. Your life is not worth your money bike,, cell phone, or I-pod.

Related Links:

Important Crime Alert bordering East Tosa: Police seek help in finding robbery, assault suspect

Halloween Safety

Here’s some important safety information to keep in mind during our nighttime trick-or-treat event.

Trick or Treat Blocks
Houses distributing candy are in the 2400 and 2500 blocks from 62nd – 67th and 69th – 73rd Streets. The blocks closest to Center Street and North Avenue, and all of 68th Street are excluded for traffic safety reasons.

Crossing Busy Streets
We do not close off any streets during this event, so remember to watch out for vehicles. If you need to cross 68th Street, please use the four-way stop at the intersection of Wright and 68th.

Currently we have no one signed up to volunteer as crossing guards. If your home is not in the designated area, you can distribute candy to trick-or-treaters while serving as a crossing guard at an intersection. Get into the spirit and wear a costume if you like! Adults and teens can help by contacting Jenny Farr.

Adult Supervision
At least ONE ADULT must accompany each group of children.

Keep Your Yard Safe Too!
Tosa East Towe is known for having some amazing and creative Halloween decorations! Consider using  battery-powered candles, Halloween string lights, LED lights, or other alternatives to a real flame. If only the real thing will do, check in advance to make sure candles or open flames are away from areas where children might be walking.

Inspect your yard at night to make sure it is well-lit and free of items like wires, hoses, and toys that can be easily tripped over. If you are passing out candy, make sure your driveway, sidewalk, and porch are well-lit and post your orange sign where it can be easily seen.

Keep your pets inside. Halloween can be a frightening time for pets because of all the loud activity and strange costumes. A scared pet can do unexpected things like bite a trick-or-treating child or run across the street in front of an oncoming car.

Click here for more Safety Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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