District #12 News Item

Seasons Greetings

posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2015.


From Alderman Henry Perez, 
12 th District 



I want to thank you for your continuous support, the phone calls, emails, and encouraging words, as we strive  together to make this an amazing City to live, work and play.  May this Holiday Season find you filled with many Blessings, especially as you look forward to a Prosperous New Year.


Please feel free to contact me and give me your valuable input on any issue that is of concern to you.  You are invited to attend all Council and Committee meetings, watch it live on cable, or even see the archives on Belle TV. You can access the archives via the City web page.


You may write me at 1017 Kentucky Street, Racine, WI, 53405, or call me at 305-989-6147, when you call, leave a detailed message so I can return your call with results, or email me. I am currently serving on the Public Safety and Licensing Committee as well as the Community Development Committee.


I have filed the appropriate paperwork for having my name placed on the ballot for the upcoming 2016 election . I would appreciate your vote which will permit me to continue to serve you as your District 12 Alderman.




I attended the 117 th Annual Conference of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities and participated in the Leadership Track (training). It included a special session on How to be a More Effective Official , as well as several workshops on current concerns for cities.




Hungry for Papa John's Pizza? They have finally opened next door to Associated Bank at 5205 Washington Avenue, and they deliver! 262-833-0000.


You may have read in the paper about the newest Dental Clinic in town. Familia Dental at 5201 Washington Ave (The old Blockbuster location), 262-634-0441. They specialize in general and orthodontic services as well as accepting Medicaid, most insurance plans and offer a significant discount to uninsured residents.


Do you like Chicken? Chick-Fil-A , will soon open in the Piggly Wiggly Parking lot at (Racine Center), 5301 Washington Ave. Though not technically in the City (it is in Mount Pleasant), it required intergovernmental cooperation for a land division from the City. It should be opening soon.


Wheaton Franciscan Cancer Center , at 3809 Spring Street, has expanded and is ready to accommodate your medical (cancer) needs.


Need some extra cash? Are you willing to sell some Plasma? CLS Plasma Center has opened at 4901 Washington Ave, by Shopko in the Westgate Mall. They have convenient hours and are always looking for clients.


Auto Insurance. Insure One , Low cost auto insurance, has opened a new store at 5201 Washington Ave, Ste J, by Familia Dental. You may visit or call them at 800-467-8733.


Ohio Street


Speeding .  The two speed radar units have been fixed and continue to show that there is excessive speeding going on, especially by Lockwood Park. Please slowdown in this area.


Parking. If you are parking on Ohio Street, by Lockwood Park, make sure to leave space on the corners so that there is visibility for oncoming traffic. This has become an ongoing concern, especially as this is one of the most used parks in the City and parking is at a premium.


School Crossing . The School crossing lights seem to be out of sync with the actual start of school and end of school times.  I'm working on this. Please use some common sense as you drive on Ohio and please slow down by the schools and parks, especially when children are present.




CVS has opened a store on Durand and Lathrop. As of this writing it does not appear that there will be a CVS at Washington and Ohio. American Coin will remain at this corner for now.




The Engineering Department completed a $466,000.00 project on Echo Lane to increase the sanitary sewer capacity in the Kinzie-Roosevelt area. This included three additional storm sewer inlets to alleviate street flooding.  They upsized 955 lineal feet of pipe from 15" to 21". Several studies were done in this area. One study by AECOM was for $70,827.00. This study included flow monitoring data. Another study was for $73,242.00 for hydrologic and hydraulic models for storm water conveyance system in the Spring Street watershed .


In 2016 we have scheduled projects to reconstruct Kinzie Avenue between Ohio Street and Green Bay Road . This will also increase the size of the interceptor sewer along this street.




The pond at Graceland Cemetery was reshaped and dredged to allow for better flow of water. More dredging material was removed from the pond than expected and in order to save the City some money the material was placed on the ball diamond of Lockwood Park. The berm that was created at the park was graded out and seeded. The park has improved and the cemetery pond is much nicer now and flows properly which is important during a flood event.