Monday, July 8, 2019

2019 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
Official Newsletter
Message from the
Village President, Julie Siegel

I hope to see you at the first Whitefish Bay Art Fest this upcoming Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Silver Spring Drive from Santa Monica Blvd to Hollywood Ave . In addition, the Village Band has a concert this Wednesday at 7:00 pm at Old School House Park. Check out more details for both events below! To subscribe to our newsletter, click here .
Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing?
When and where will Silver Spring Drive be closed for the Whitefish Bay Art Fest?
  • Silver Spring Drive will be closed from Santa Monica Blvd to Hollywood Ave beginning Friday, July 12 at 5:00 pm until Sunday, July 14 at 10:00 pm to accommodate the Whitefish Bay Art Festival. Please take this into consideration as you plan your weekend travels.

When is the Brush Chipper next scheduled for collection?
  • Brush will next be collected by Village crews this week. Brush should be placed in the parkway between the curb and the sidewalk. 
Have a question?

The Village Hall phone number is 414-962-6690.
Village Meeting Agendas:
Last Week's Meetings:

  • Monday, July 1, 6:00 pm, Village Hall Board Room

Note: For past meeting agendas and minutes please visit the  Agenda Center page on the Village Website.
This Week's Meetings:

  • Tuesday, July 9, 6:15 pm, Village Hall Board Room

  • Thursday July 11, 5:30 pm, Village Hall Board Room
Whitefish Bay Art Festival Information:
Whitefish Bay Art Fest
(July 13 and July 14):

The Merchants of Whitefish Bay, along with Amdur Productions, will be closing Silver Spring Drive from Santa Monica Blvd to Hollywood Ave for a new event featuring artists, entertainment, music, food, and beverages on July 13, 2019 and July 14, 2019.

Free and open to the public, the Whitefish Bay Art Fest will showcase the work of about 100 juried artists in a variety of mediums, including ceramics, fiber, glass jewelry, sculpture, mixed media, paintings, drawings, photography, printmaking, wood, and furniture. In addition to the incredible artwork available for purchase, attendees will be able to interact with the artists through demonstrations and booth chats.

Fun activities including color creations, art fest bingo, and spin art will be available for children, making it the perfect festival for art enthusiasts of all ages. There will also be live music. Guests can enjoy lunch among great restaurants within the festival footprint!

Visit Amdur Productions or contact for more info.  Click here for the artist list and booth numbers. Check out the festival map below:
July 2019 Bay Leaves:
The July Bay Leaves monthly magazine is available on the Village website . Village stories include:
  • Merchants of Whitefish Bay summer events.
  • Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation summer events.
  • Skin Cancer Awareness from the North Shore Health Department.
  • Fireworks and Pets from MADACC.
  • Whitefish Bay Garden Club Summer Soiree.
  • North Shore Fire Department Station 84 remodel update.
  • Information on the Whitefish Bay Public Library's summer programs.
  • A story from the Whitefish Bay Historical Society.
  • Summer activities from the Recreation Dept.
  • School District summer update.
2019 Property Revaluation Project Update:
2019 property assessment notices were mailed out in late June. Click here to view 2019 Assessed Values by address. Click here to view the 2019 Assessment Insert that was included in the mailing.

The most frequently asked question is how will the revaluation impact my property taxes? Revaluation redistributes the existing property tax burden so that all property owners pay their fair share based on the market value of their property. Differences in the taxes paid by individual property owners will result from assessments that change more or less than the average. The 2019 tax rate will be available in December after each of the different taxing authorities (Milwaukee County, Village of Whitefish Bay, Whitefish Bay School District, MATC, and MMSD) have established their respective tax levies.  

Tyler Technologies’ Appraisal and Tax Division was contracted to complete the revaluation, as well as perform assessor services for the Village. Click here for more information about the project.
Whitefish Bay Village Band Concert:
The Whitefish Bay Village Band's next concert will be on Wednesday, July 10 at Old School House Park at 7:00 pm.

This is the Village Band's 32nd Summer Concert Season. Come out and enjoy free music in the park across from the Whitefish Bay Public Library.
Update from Public Works:
Annual Fire Hydrant Flushing Project:

Beginning this week, the annual fire hydrant flushing project will begin. Areas to be flushed:
  • All streets north of Silver Spring Drive.
  • All streets south of Silver Spring Drive to Hampton Ave between Lydell Ave and Santa Monica Blvd. 

Completion of the flushing project will occur by the end of August or in early September.  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.
Events at the Whitefish Bay Public Library:
Thursday, July 11:
Teens Paint @ the Library, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Join us for a painting session and we'll paint this galaxy, led by Painting with a Twist in Whitefish Bay. All materials will be provided. Just bring your creativity! Open to teens entering 7th grade and up. Registration Required.
Thursday, July 11:
Mystery Book Club, 7:00 pm, Our Mystery Book Club meets once a month and is led by Patron Services Intern Sharon Nagel. This month we're reading I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara. Program Information.
Saturday, July 13:
Magician Rick Allen, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, Our favorite magician is back! Join us for an amazing magic show by Rick Allen featuring mind-blowing tricks, audience participation, and even a few jokes thrown in. Open to all ages, Registration Required.
Monday, July 15:
Sharpie Mugs, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, Come and decorate your very own mug to take home! All supplies are provided. Open to students entering 7th grade and up. Registration Required.
Monday, July 15:
Mapping Mars, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Using big paper, makers, and creativity, you’ll be creating the very first settlement on Mars. Plan out houses for settlers, decorate city skylines, and create vehicles that will survive the elements. Open to grades K5 to 3rd. Registration Required.
Community Spotlight:
Sounds of Summer is Just Around the Corner - Saturday, August 17:

Enjoy the last, lazy days of summer at Sounds of Summer on Saturday, August 17. The evening kicks off at 5:00 pm on Silver Spring Drive with an energetic performance by Boogie & the Yo-Yo’z (“The hottest party band in Wisconsin”) from 6:00 pm. to 10:00 pm.
Garden Initiatives in the Bay (Part 3 of 5)

The Whitefish Bay Middle School Green Team : The Whitefish Bay Middle School Green Team has been landscaping the front and back garden to include native species, pollinators, and plants that provide food such as hazelnut bushes. They are currently clearing weeds and invasives and plan to plant a prairie and butterfly garden in the front of the school. They also started a lunchroom composting program for raw fruits and vegetables. Submitted by Demaris Kenwood.
Whitefish Bay Farmers' Market is open each Saturday morning until October 12:

The Whitefish Bay Farmers’ Market, a ‘Simply Unbeetable’ event, will be held in the Aurora Parking Lot (325 E. Silver Spring Drive) each Saturday morning through October 12, 2019. The family-friendly outdoor green and local market will feature a great selection of farm fresh products. The Farmers’ Market will also have music every weekend along with “Artisans” on several weekends throughout the season.  Join us each week as we celebrate all things delicious in our community.  Follow on Facebook or contact for more info.
North Shore Health Department:
News from the Health Department:

Did you know? The UW – Medical Entomology Lab has confirmed that a group of mosquitos in the City of Milwaukee has tested positive for the West Nile Virus (WNV). This is the first evidence of WNV activity reported in Wisconsin this year. Mosquitos get infected when feeding on infected birds, so dead birds are also tracked in Wisconsin as an early warning sign of the presence of WNV in a county.

While the possibility of exposure to the virus is present anytime mosquitos are active, as of 6/27/19, there have been no confirmed cases of infected humans in WI. Approximately 80% of people infected with WNV do not show symptoms. The other 20% may experience fever, rash, headache, fatigue, and joint pain. Immunocompromised people (such as infants, elderly, and the ill) may be hit particularly hard. WNV is spread to people through the bite of an infected mosquito and is not transmitted person to person. There is no specific treatment. Prevention is the way to go.

The NSHD reminds individuals to take steps to prevent mosquito bites, including:
  • Apply an insect repellant with DEET, IR 3535, Picaridin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus to clothing as well as exposed skin (see restrictions for use in children).
  • All these products can be found in your local drug or outdoor stores. For more information on repellent use, visit the CDC’s website:
  • Wear long shirts and pants to cover exposed skin.
  • Limit time outdoors at dusk and dawn, when mosquitos are most active.
  • Prevent mosquitos from breeding by removing stagnant water from areas such as flowerpots, plastic containers, gutters and downspouts. Water in birdbaths and pet dishes should be changed at least every three days. Swimming pools, outdoor saunas, and hot tubs should be cleaned and chlorinated.
  • Trim tall grass, weeds, and vines as mosquitoes use these areas to rest during hot daylight hours, and regularly assess landscaping to prevent water from pooling in low-lying areas. 
  • Report sick or dead birds to the Dead Bird Hotline at 1-800-433-1610; the line is open each year from May 1st – October 31st.
  • Mosquito-proof your home by fixing holes in screens, windows, and doors.
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (Appointment Required)

Tuesday, July 9,
10:00 am to 11:00 am,
Brown Deer Office

Thursday July 11,
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm,
Shorewood Office

Tuesday, July 16,
7:30 am to 9:00 pm,
Shorewood Office

Upcoming Adult Health Clinics
(Appointment Required)

Wednesday, July 17,
8:00 am to 10:00 am,
Brown Deer Office

Tuesday, July 23,
8:00 am to 10:00 am,
Shorewood Office

Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening 
(No Appointment Required)

Thursday, July 18,
11:30 am to 12:00 pm,
LX Club (Bavarian Bierhaus at 700 W. Lexington Blvd, Glendale) 

Wednesday, July 24,
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm,
Shorewood Office
Contact the North Shore Health Department for appointments: 414-371-2980
Other Community Links:
Village of Whitefish Bay | Phone: 414-962-6690 | Fax: 414-962-5651