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Happy Thursday -
A lot of developments are underway here in New Berlin; businesses are getting back to work, a new indoor sports facility is in the works and the Farmers Market is in full swing. We're celebrating our City of New Berlin Police Officers this week, our Public Workers the next, and we're looking to honor our Hometown Heroes. Find out how you can nominate an active duty service person for our banner program by reading below. All this and much more in this week's edition of New Berlin Notes!
Mayor Ament Responds to Supreme Court Ruling on "Safer at Home"
"Although we are aware of the recent Supreme Court decision striking down the Governor's Safer at Home Order, we also recognize that this pandemic is still ongoing."

Click the button below to read the Mayor's entire statement regarding Supreme Courts strike down of the "Safer at Home" order extension.
New Development:
Ethic Indoor Sports Facility, LLC
Aaron Kahle of Kahle Builders, LLC has filed an application to rezone the property located at 5330 S. Racine Avenue from I-1 (Institutional) to I-1 / PUD (Planned Unit Development Ordinance) along with a Use Approval application and plans to raze the former Prospect Hill School and develop / build an approximate 122,500 square foot indoor sports facility. Per the applicant’s Plan of Operation the new business would be called Ethic Indoor Sports Facility, LLC and would offer indoor training and recreational space for families and teams. Ethic would offer indoor field and court rental for youth team training, in addition to a variety of camps and classes for all ages. Adult training memberships would also be available for use of the gym and / or classes. Music and school tutoring would also be made available as well as sports medicine, athletic apparel and a cafe’ for public use. These applications are currently under review by Community Development staff and they require Plan Commission & Common Council review and action. A public hearing is scheduled before the Plan Commission on Monday, June 1 st
at 6:00 p.m.

“Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this meeting will not be open to the public in an in-person capacity. For those wishing to view the meeting and / or speak at the public hearing, – you may do so by downloading the ZOOM app located at https://zoom.us/ and utilize ID #: 830 5376 3879 to join.” Comments may also be emailed to citizencomments@newberlin.org
Advanced Disposal Service Update
Effective Monday May 18 th, Advanced Disposal Services will once again allow for one bulk item pickup per week per household. Items must be manageable by one person and may not exceed 50 lbs.  If item does not fit these requirements a special pick up must be arranged directly with ADS at
262-367-6040 and charges may apply.
COVID-19 Helpful Information
The document shown above from the Department of Homeland Security, provides an overview of Coronavirus disinformation and steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of sharing inaccurate information with your friends and family.
The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted several questions about food handling and safety. The following guidance comes from the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The City of New Berlin has set-up and opened a limited number of Pickleball and Tennis Courts within the parks' system. The document shown above details the parks with open courts and how many are available. Please practice social distancing.
Movies in the Park: Suspended
With guidance from our local, county, and state officials, the City of New Berlin has made the difficult decision to suspend the Recreation Department's Movies in the Park series that was scheduled for this Summer, June 12th, July 24th, and August 7th. For more information click the button below.
Do you know any active duty servicemen/women that you'd like to nominate to be on a Hometown Hero banner? Fill out the application at the link below! The Deadline is May 20th.
Stay up-to-date with the latest City of New Berlin Closures, cancellations and updates due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Just click the link below to access the web page.
NBPD May Update
Crime Statistics, information on situational awareness and more is in this month's New Berlin Police Department update. Click the button below to stay up-to-date with information straight from the Police Department.
National
Police Week
May 10th thru May 16th is National Police Week. Mayor Ament wants to express our sincerest gratitude to those who serve and protect our community. The next time you see a Police Officer give them a wave to show your appreciation. May 15th is Peace Officer's Memorial Day in honor of all the dedicated Officers who were lost to us in the line of duty and in recognition of their loved ones left behind.
2020 Census
New Berlin’s response rate is at 83% - Keep up the good work!
If you have not already done so, please respond online, by phone
(1-844-330-2020) or by mail. Lost your initial invitation to respond? no problem….just call.
Check out the Interactive Response Map to see how communities are doing across the Country.
New Berlin:
2019 Tree City USA
The Arbor Day Foundation has named New Berlin a 2019 Tree City USA for its commitment to effective urban forest management. This is the 18th year New Berlin has earned the national designation. New Berlin achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
National Public Works Week
May 17-23 is "National Public Works Week." Public Works Professionals focus on infrastructure, facilities and services that are of vital importance to sustainable and resilient communities. Mayor Ament encourages residents to pay tribute to the City's Public Works Professionals, Engineers, Managers and employees to recognize the substantial contributions they make to protecting our national health, safety, and quality of life.
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Thanks For Reading!
-Your City Clerk,
Georgia Stanford
City of New Berlin
262-786-8610
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