2018 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
Official Newsletter

Monday, July 9, 2018
Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel:

Looking forward to the next Farmer's Market on Saturday and great weather ahead!

Best wishes,
Julie Siegel

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Village Hall News, Meeting Agendas and Summaries

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Wednesday, July 11, 6:15pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room

Coming Soon:

Public Works Committee
Monday, July 16, 4:00-6:00pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room

Last week's meetings:
Monday, July 2, 6:00pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room
Village Hall Closed
Wednesday, July 4

Thursday, July 5, 5:30pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room
Item #2 was tabled, all others approved.
Congratulations, Whitefish Bay, WI!

July, 2018

Whitefish Bay has been named one of the safest cities to raise a child in the country. 

At #27 in the country, Whitefish Bay is a great place to raise a family, according to SafeWise, an organization which has been ranking cities for three years. 

Read more about Whitefish Bay and more about the report and the other top cities here:  https://www.safewise.com/blog/safest-cities-to-raise-a-child/
Upcoming Events
Mon., July 9 - Sat., July 14
Tues., July 10
Wed., July 11
Thurs., July 12
Fri., July 13
  • Whitefish Bay Public Library - Humans Vs Zombies 11:00am  Grades 7+. Sign up as a zombie or a human and play with us in Schoolhouse Park (across from the library). The humans will search for a cure hidden nearby and defend themselves while the zombies will attempt to turn humans. Zombie makeup and water balloons will be supplied. Stay for pizza afterwards. Register for this event.
Sat., July 14
Leash Law Reminder
With the good weather upon us, dog owners will begin taking advantage of warmer temperatures to enjoy longer walks with their four-legged companions. 

This is also a good time to remind residents that there is a leash law in the Village of Whitefish Bay. Section 15.11(B)(7) of the Municipal Code requires owners to keep their dog on a leash (6 feet or less in length) whenever the dog is off the owner's property.
By complying with the leash law, we can all help to ensure the safety of our pets as well as the safety of other animals and people.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Thank you to the Civic Foundation and Sendik's for a Two-Day Independence Day Celebration 2018

Village Hall and Police Department operations will be shared with DPW at their location at 155 W Fairmount Ave at Lydell until Fall 2018. Customer Service Window hours are 8:00am-4:30pm Monday - Friday.


Yard Waste Pickup 

Yard Waste Pickup has begun. All yard waste must be containerized, which means in paper yard waste bags OR reusable hard plastic cans or carts (please leave lid off so collectors know it is not refuse). 

No grass clippings are allowed in Yard Waste, Refuse or Recycling, per the DNR, due to toxicity. Ordinance 10.04(3)(d)

The clippings, when left in place after cutting the grass, will provide a ready source of fertilizer while helping the soil retain water which promotes root growth and a healthy lawn. The simple practice of leaving clippings on the lawn after mowing is called "grasscycling".

Yard waste containers - must weigh 50 pounds or less, and be paper bags or hard plastic containers - no plastic bags.

Per Whitefish Bay Ordinance 7.02(1), no yard waste or clippings should ever be placed outside of private property, such as on the street, gutter or near sewer drains. Please advise any lawn care provider that blowing or brushing waste into the street is a ticketable offense. Lawn care providers often blow waste into the street or other property. This is against Village Ordinance. Mulching mowers and redistributed grass clippings are recommended. 

Yard waste continues Mondays/Tuesdays starting on north end of Village (weekly) 

Chipper continues Wednesdays/Thursdays starting on north end of Village (bi-weekly) and will resume this week.

Tre e Inventory is Underway:

Continuing for the next six to eight weeks, Wachtel Tree Science will be conducting a complete street tree inventory on all of the approximately 8,600 street trees throughout the entire Village. There will be two Wachtel employees inspecting/inventorying our street trees during this time period.  They will both have reflective safety vests on and will be driving company vehicles with the Wachtel Tree Science and Service logos on them.  


Fire Hydrant Painting: Paint the Town Red 
Village-wide fire hydrant painting continues.

Giant Maintenance and Restoration, Inc., will be blasting, primin g, and top-coat painting all Village fire hydrants listed as requiring restoration. The blasting process will implement an environmentally friendly abrasive made from coal com bustio n by-product.

GIANT will utilize this "green" abrasive blasting for optimal bonding of the prime paint coat. One coating of the prim er material is applied  within 30 minutes of abrasive blasting. Within 24 to 48 hours after the primer is applied, one spray top coat is applied and followed up with a second finished coat as needed.

Notice of street closure:  N. Hollywood Ave at N. Wilson Dr.

As part of the Village of Shorewood work on Wilson Drive, the Village of Whitefish Bay is working with the Village of Shorewood to close N. Hollywood avenue at the point of intersection with N. Wilson Drive.

Closure began Thurs., June 7, and will continue through Phase 1 of the project, likely until late July. Wilson Drive Project Updates are available here:  http://www.villageofshorewood.org/780/2018-Wilson-Drive-Reconstruction
Emerald Ash Borer Update: Tree Replacement and Ash Tree Treatment
  1. The tree replacement project is under way. Approximately 130 trees will be planted and is anticipated to take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to complete.
  2. Ash tree treatment is under way.  Approximately 850 ash trees will be treated throughout the village.  Project completion is anticipate to be mid to late August.

Hydrant Flushing Continues!
The upcoming area that will be flushed includes Silver Spring Drive heading south, Santa Monica Boulevard heading east all the way up to and including Lake Dive and to the south village limits. Flushing will begin in the northwestern part of that area, heading in a southeastern direction.  Completion of the flushing project should occur in mid -July. Portable signs will be posted in the general area where the flushing is occurring. Residents may notice cloudy water at times and may experience low water pressure.  If cloudy water occurs please run your water for a period of time until the water clears; this is only a temporary condition if it occurs.    


2018 Sidewalk Improvement Program 

The mission of the Program is to sustain infrastructure longevity and improve safety. The Program will run from March to September, 2018, and will cover sidewalk in the southwest area of the Village. There is no charge to residents for this work.
March and April: Sidewalks marked for identification
June - September: Sidewalk Improvement

As in the past, the 2018 Project will involve the replacement of problematic & deteriorated sidewalks, carriage walks, and curbs within the Village Right of Way. As the Village policy states, "All sidewalk improvements shall be made in order to eliminate trip hazards as first priority. Efforts shall be made where appropriate to improve drainage. Identified drainage problems shall be addressed as directed specifically by the Village Engineering Staff." This year, Forward Construction has been awarded the contract.

A number of factors are used to determine if a sidewalk block is to be replaced. They include, but are not limited to, deteriorated joints, uneven squares (offsets greater than ¾"), transverse cracks, longitudinal cracks, holes, spalled surfaces, sunken slabs, back pitched slabs, graylining, open aggregate, and/or gaps greater than ¾".
Currently, sidewalk in the southwest corner of the Village is being marked for sidewalk improvements.  A white circle indicates the sidewalk block will be replaced. "L" shaped marks indicate that the raised portion of the sidewalk will be ground down to minimize tripping hazards. A white line parallel to a joint abutting a white circle indicates a saw cut.

Thank you for your patience while this effort is in process.


Nearby Construction to the south:


Nearby Construction to the north:
Green Tree Bridge Closing: Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation

  • The Good Hope Road entrance ramp to I-43 southbound will close.
  • Overnight single lane and full freeway closures for storm sewer work;
  • Closure of Green Tree Road west of Jean Nicolet Road;
  • Westbound Green Tree Road access to southbound Jean Nicolet Road only
Join North Shore Health Department for a community conversation about health and well-being in the North Shore on July 26 from 3:00-6:30pm.
  • Get involved by helping us prioritize community health issues and action steps for the North Shore Community Health Improvement Plan.
  • All who live, work, and attend school in the North Shore are welcome to this free event.
  • Stop by anytime between 3:00pm and 6:30pm on July 26, 2018, to be part of the discussion.
  • Light refreshments will be served, and all who attend will receive a guest pass to return to the Audubon Nature Center on a future day (one per family).
  • View the complete North Shore Community Health Assessment at: www.nshealthdept.org/CHA.aspx

Can't make it? Email us at 
nshd@browndeerwi.org  to learn how to make your voice heard.
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.

Tuesday, July 10th 10-11:00 a.m., Brown Deer
Thursday, July 12th 3-4:30 p.m., Shorewood
Tuesday, July 17th 7:30-9:00 a.m., Shorewood
Wednesday, July 18th 3:30-4:30 p.m., Brown Deer
Tuesday, July 31st 3:30-4:30 p.m., NS Library

Upcoming Adult Health Clinics (appointment required) - Blood analysis for cholesterol, glucose and triglycerides, blood pressure, weight check and a nurse consultation.  Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.
Wednesday, July 18th Brown Deer
Tuesday, July 24th Shorewood

Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening (walk-ins welcome - no appointment necessary)

Thursday, July 19th 11:30-12:00pm LX Club (WFB Women's Club, 600 E. Henry Clay St.)
Wednesday, July 25th 3:30-4:30 p.m., Shorewood
For the most up-to-date information on pricing, upcoming clinics and screenings, visit the Clinics page of our website at:  http://www.nshealthdept.org/Clinics

JOIN NIXLE: Recent Crime Email Notification
If you would like to join the Police Department alert system and receive emails directly to your inbox regarding recent police incidents, sign up here. It is called the Nixle and will be so identified when you receive email/texts from the program.  Click here for the 

Please continue to LOCK UP your vehicles and homes.

Click here to receive a weekly crime notification summary: www.wfbvillage.org/list.aspx
Police Non-Emergency Phone: 414-351-9900
Call 911 if you see suspicious activity especially if they are not your neighbors.
Police Department Links:
Online Payment:   Link Here
Click here to view  Home Security Tips on the Website.
Subscribe to the Whitefish Bay Police Dept.  Recent Crime Email Notification
Residential Trash and Recycling Collection Program
Schedule Update
The start date for the new Automated Residential Refuse and Recycling Collection Program is being pushed back to allow for the delivery of the three automated collection trucks to be utilized with the new program.  No changes have yet occurred and the automated trucks have not yet arrived.

  • No change will be made to pickup of Refuse or Recycling Collection until residents are notified via postcard of a change and delivery of carts. Recycling pickup will remain once a month until the new program is launched, carts are delivered, and pickup of old carts is scheduled. 
  • In the new program, cart placement will be maximum three feet from curb, opening towards street, with all items containerized in carts: Recycling in existing Blue Cart, Refuse inside new Gray Cart. Carts should be placed a minimum of three feet apart. Special Pickup details and other information will be bagged and included with new refuse cart delivery.
  • Samples of the New Refuse Carts are on display at the Whitefish Bay Public Library Lobby: 95-Gallon and 65-Gallon Gray Refuse Carts are on Display

Check out the Village Website Page for Refuse and Recycling: wfbvillage.org/trashrecycle

  • Residential Refuse and Recycling Collection Program Questions: 414-962-6690 Ext.495, Email: j.heyden@wfbvillage.org (No date is yet set for program launch)
  • For missed pickups, special pickups, and yard waste questions, please call 414-962-6690 to report.

Community Links

Merchants of Whitefish Bay
Watch  the website and  Facebook Page  for exciting events on Silver Spring D rive! 

Whitefish Bay Farmers Market
Saturdays, 8am to noon
July 7 - October 27

Santa Monica @Silver Spring/Aurora Parking Lot
The Whitefish Bay Farmers Market will be returning to downtown Whitefish Bay in the Aurora Parking Lot again this July thru October - 3 weeks longer this year! Come join your friends and neighbors from 8am to noon.
The open-air market is a family-focused community event with 30+ Vendors this year selling fresh and organic produce, flowers, meats, eggs, honey, cheese, salmon, popcorn, homemade treats, and more! Working on having music every week - know anyone who wants to perform or do a cooking demonstration let me know at WFBBID@gmail.com . See you at the market!
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Merchants of Whitefish Bay on Facebook
WFBBID on Instagram
Sidew alk Sale-A-Br ation Featuring the Five Card Studs 
Silver Spring Drive, Whitefish Bay
Friday, July 20 & Saturday, July 21
The Merchants of Whitefish Bay are excited to announce this year's Annual Sidewalk Sale for Friday, July 20th and Saturday, July 21st. Not only will you find great deals at this traditional sidewalk sale, but we also celebrate the summer season with live music featuring the Five Card Studs on Friday evening, July 20th. A special stage, sponsored by the Merchants of Whitefish Bay, will be on Diversey Boulevard at Silver Spring Drive. Block party on Diversey Boulevard will be from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. Beer, pizza from Roman Candle along with wine and apps from Moxie will be available.
The annual Sidewalk Sale starts early Friday morning (store openings are determined by each business - many are ready by 9:00 am) is an event not to be missed with incredible deals on fine, distinctive merchandise displayed street side. Stop down, swing by, and browse to your heart's content - all the wondrous wares that our shops, salons, boutiques, and spas can provide will be put out for you to peruse through during a relaxed summer saunter down Silver Spring Drive.
Saturday the sales continue along with great activities for the kids! The Merchants of WFB and Yellow Wood will have an Adventure Zone on Saturday with unique activities and a climbing wall starting at 10am on Berkeley Boulevard. Also, the Farmers' Market will be in the Aurora Parking Lot from 8am to noon on Saturday.
Be aware that deals and shopping hours vary per business. But rest assured, each merchant has very special plans - just for you. Details will be available at https://www.facebook.com/ShopWFB/ and www.merchantsofwhitefishbay.com
Mark your calendar also for the "Dog Days of Summer" August 11th, Dominican High School Parking Lot from 11-3:00. Watch for details!

Kiwanis Club The Kiwanis Club of North Shore Milwaukee was chartered as one of 7, 700 clubs in 80 countries in 1950. Our motto is "Serving the Children of the World".  Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.   All proceeds will benefit Kiwanis youth charities.

The Civic Foundation would like to invite you to our ice cream social for Whitefish Bay at Schoolhouse Park across from the WFB Library.  
Wednesday, August 8
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Vanilla and Chocolate is available, with cones, bowls, toppings and Sprecher root beer floats!
Featuring the  WFB Community Band 

Sounds of Summer is just around the corner!
Enjoy the last, lazy days of summer at the Sounds of Summer on Saturday, August 18. The evening kicks off at 5:00 on Silver Spring Drive with Rocket Cat who skillfully blends the band members backgrounds in alternative, progressive and hard rock as well as power pop. Trapper Shoepp takes the stage at 7:00. Trapper is a young man who's befriended a strange and diverse cast of characters during his 27 years. That small army of rogues and rebels, drifters and dreamers, soldiers and schemers populate his songs, their tragedies and comedies, their lives and deaths recalled in his finely etched musical vignettes. Then dance the night away starting at 8:30 with Radio Radio, a band of top musicians playing songs no other band is covering, in a way that makes you feel you are seeing and hearing the real thing live for the first time.

Learn more about the North Shore Health Department and visit us at www.nshealthdept.org and like us on Facebook .
Click Here for the Online Guide on Opioid Addiction.
Whitefish Bay School District
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  School District Sponsored, will  raise funds to renovate the Fitness Center at Whitefish Bay High School

Calling all Whitefish Bay Alumni: Got good news to share? Contact  districtnews@wfbschools.com

Happy Independence Day from the "55 and Better"  group!
WFB 55+ and Better Program: Register at the WFB Community Center. For more information please contact Carolyn Noori at 414-963-3992

We are always looking for new members, so check out our website and email us if you would like to learn more about how you too can participate.

Usual Monthly Schedule: 
  • Stitching: 9am-12noon 2nd and 4th Mondays - creating teddy bears for people in need.
  • Knitting: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 10am to 12noon at the Woman's Club. Knitting hats for the deployed soldiers.
  • Bridge: 1pm Bridge Club 2nd and 4th Thursdays

Village Band of Whitefish Bay: Facebook.

The Civic Foundation would like to invite you to our ice cream social for Whitefish Bay at Schoolhouse Park across from the WFB Library.  
Wednesday, August 8
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Vanilla and Chocolate is available, with cones, bowls, toppings and Sprecher root beer floats!
Featuring the  WFB Community Band 

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