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The Way I See It!

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.

Cudahy Christmas Tree Disposal

Christmas, Cudahy, DPW

The Cudahy DPW will be collecting holiday trees placed by the curb (not alley) from Monday, January 5, 2015 to Wednesday, January 22, 2015. 

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Cudahy 2014 Yard Waste & Fall Leaves Info

Cudahy, DPW

Yard Waste Pickup

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A Cash Register At The Cudahy Dump

DPW, Dump, Randy Hollenbeck

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.

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Contract Work Planned for Cudahy Streets

Cudahy, John Hohenfeldt, DPW, Roads

From the Desk of Cudahy Mayor John Hohenfeldt

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Barland Avenue between Grange and College

Cudahy, DPW, Roads

Construction Information

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Reminder Cudahy's Spring Clean-Up Starts Today

Cudahy, DPW, Spring Clean-Up

2014 Spring Clean-Up Schedule

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2014 Cudahy Spring Clean-Up Schedule

Spring Clean-Up, Cudahy, DPW

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.

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Road Salt Issues In the Northeast of America?

DPW, Roads

Is the Northeast Running Out of Road Salt?

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A Word From Cudahy Mayor Hohenfeldt About City Road Salt

Cudahy, John Hohenfeldt, DPW

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.

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Cudahy Road Salt Situation

Cudahy, DPW, Roads

TO:                 Common Council, Board of Public Works

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Saving Cudahy Taxpayers $220,000 Each Year

Cudahy, DPW, Taxes

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.

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2014 Community Cleanup Ideas

Cudahy, DPW, Spring Cleanup, Spring Clean-Up

This comes from a friend:

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FYI - Cudahy Sidewalk Cement Work Typo



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Board of Public Works & Dump Fee

DPW, Cudahy

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. 

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Cudahy 2013 Fall Leaf Pick-up.

Cudahy, Dump, Lawn Care, DPW

Leaf Collection

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Reminder - Ramsey to Close on Monday July 15

Cudahy, DPW, Roads

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.

Pothole Robin Hood

DPW, Roads

'Pothole Robin Hood' Steals Asphalt, Fixes Potholes

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Scanned Dump Fee Info

Cudahy, Cudahy District 3, Dump, Fees, DPW

Click here to view or download file attachment

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More on the Dump, Fees and Cleanup

Cudahy, Cudahy District 3, Dump, Fees, DPW

These are from Cudahy Residents -  

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Resident Dump Fee Email Chain

Cudahy, Cudahy District 3, Dump, DPW, Fees


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More Residents on the Dump and Dump Fee

Cudahy, Cudahy District 3, Dump, DPW


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Let's Talk Cudahy Dump Fees

Cudahy, DPW, Cudahy District 3, Fees, Dump

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.

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Cudahy Spring Cleanup Clarifications

Cudahy, DPW, Spring Cleanup, Spring Clean-Up

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.

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Questions from Residents - Answers from Department Managers

Cudahy, Cudahy District 3, Mary Jo Lange, Department Managers, DPW, Water

Mary Jo these are two questions I am hearing from residents.  May I have answers to them?

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Cudahy Water Rate Increase

Cudahy, Cudahy District 3, DPW, Taxes, Water, G-Drive

At the April 18, 2013 meeting the Water Commission voted to authorize an application to WIPSC for a 3% water rate increase.

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New Update on DPW response to Rain & Flooding Issues from Mary Jo Lange

Cudahy, DPW, Water, Sewerage

This information provided by Mary Jo Lange, PE Director of Public Works City of Cudahy

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From A Concerned Cudahy Resident

Cudahy, DPW, Water

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What is a Lift Station?

DPW, Water, Sewerage

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.

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An Update on Sanitary Lift Station - Emergency By-pass from Mary Jo Lange

Cudahy, DPW, Cudahy District 3, Sewerage

This information is proved by Mary Jo Lange, PE Director of Public Works City of Cudahy

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Attention Cudahy Residents - Did You Know The Spring Cleanup Has Changed?

Cudahy, DPW, Spring Cleanup

Gone are doing it by District, instead the city will be cut into two pieces, North of Grange Ave and South of Grand Ave.

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An Update on DPW Response to Rain & Flooding Issues from Mary Jo Lange

Cudahy, DPW, Mary Jo Lange, Sewerage

This information is provided by Cudahy Director of Public Works Mary Jo Lange

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Cudahy Ice and Snow Policy

Cudahy, DPW, Mary Jo Lange, Snow Removal

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.

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Let's Pose a Few Questions

2013 Election, Cudahy, DPW, Mike Clark

So retired Cudahy DPW personnel, Mike Clark, who is running for Alderman in the Cudahy 5th District race stated this:

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Let's All Take A Look - Cudahy Public Works Minutes In Question

Cudahy, DPW, City Minutes

A Better Way to Cudahy Street Sweeping

Cudahy, DPW, Parking, Roads, City Ordinance

This is a slight reprint of my Nov. 12, 2008 post titled “Leaf Collection Times and Issues”.

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A Reader's Thoughts on the Cudahy DPW

Cudahy, DPW, Email

This was in my inbox,

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Is Cudahy's Economic Development in the Twilight?

Brian Biernat, Cudahy, Development, Mary Jo Lange, Taxes, Tony Day, DPW, Packard Plaza

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.

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Snow Removal in the Cudahy City 2012 Fall/Winter Newsletter

Cudahy, Newsletter, DPW, Snow Removal, Email

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.

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Cudahy DPW Packard Ave and Mary Jo Lange

Cudahy, DPW, Mary Jo Lange

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)

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In the Email Inbox

Cudahy, DPW, Email, Mary Jo Lange, Tony Day, Mark Otto

So here are some emails that I received.

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Cudahy Follow-ups and Other Things

Cudahy, DPW, Brookfield, GAB, Mark Otto, Mary Jo Lange, Mayor, McCue, Taxes, Tony Day

Remember how a few people like Mike the Dead President who thinks I don’t know what I am talking about and am misinformed.

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Open Records Request - Cudahy DPW Reorganization Plan

Cudahy, DPW, Mayor, Mary Jo Lange, Tony Day, Open Records Request

So I received this email:

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The City of Cudahy Gag Order???

Cudahy, DPW, Email, Local Government, Mayor, Open Records Request, Taxes, Tony Day

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. 

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Wasting Taxpayer Money and a Power Grab In Cudahy?

Cudahy, DPW, Mary Jo Lange, Taxes, Tony Day, Mayor, Chatter

Let me start out by saying this information has NOT been validated and should be taken as a rumor until proven factual.

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Look What Was Waiting For Me When I Got Home - The Memo

Cudahy, DPW, Email, Mayor, Mary Jo Lange, Tony Day

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.

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Some Updates in Cudahy!

Cudahy, DPW, Mary Jo Lange, Mayor, Tony Day

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.

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Email I Sent to Cudahy Director of Public Works/City Engineer Mary Jo Lange

Cudahy, DPW, Email, Mary Jo Lange

Mrs. Lange,

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Public Works Meeting to Talk About Garbage Fee

Budget, Cudahy, DPW, Taxes

Public Works Meeting General Information

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Here Is a Typical Reason What Is Wrong In Cudahy

Cudahy, DPW, Taxes, Tony Day, Mayor, Mary Jo Lange, Alderperson

Listen up Mayor Day, Alderpersons and the Head of the DPWFEES are TAXES!!! 

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Cudahy Sidewalks in the News

Cudahy, DPW, Mary Jo Lange, Sidewalk

Cudahy moves to fix sidewalks after losing suit

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Cudahy Sidewalk Ordnances

Cudahy, DPW, Sidewalk


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