2018 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
Official Newsletter

Monday, August 27, 2018

Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel:

The Automated Refuse and Recycling Program continues this week! 
Thanks to everyone for rolling with the changes. Please note the Labor Day holiday next Monday will delay all pickup to Tuesday.

Best wishes,
Julie Siegel

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Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing: 
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I have questions about the Refuse and Recycling Program

Labor Day refuse and recycling questions: All Mon., Sept. 3, collection will occur on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Have a question?  The phone number to Village Hall is 414-962-6690.
Village Hall News, Meeting Agendas and Summaries

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This Week's Meetings:

Monday, August 27, 6:00pm, WFB Library Program Room

Joint Review Board
Friday, August 31, 8:30am, WFB Library Program Room

Past Meetings:

Tuesday, August 21, 7pm, Whitefish Bay Public Library Program Room

Election Day: Tuesday, August 14  Polls Open  7:00am - 8:00pm
CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS (scroll to find Village of Whitefish Bay)

Historic Preservation Commission
Wednesday, August 15, 7:00pm, Cahill Park Warming House

Architectural Review Commission
Thursday, August 16, 5:30pm, WFB Library Program Room
All Items Passed
Upcoming Events
Mon., Aug. 27 - Tues., Sept. 4

Mon., Aug. 27
  • New Automated Residential Refuse and Recycling Program continues. Refuse pickup continues on regular day, though routes begin at 7am and the time of your pickup may change. Recycling for B-Route customers (formerly 3rd and 4th week recycling pickup) begins this week. There is a grace period this week for extra recycling that may have accumulated during the transition. Check out the web page at  www.wfbvillage.org/trashrecycle for full information.
  • Whitefish Bay High School Picture Day 10:00am - 2:00pm
  Tues., Aug. 28
  • WFB Library Photo Contest has begun! Deadline is Monday, September 10. 
Best in Show 2017 Linda Commer
The library is hosting our third annual photography contest! This contest is
    • open to any amateur photographer of any age. 
    • offers over $800 in cash prizes including
    • Best in Show prize of $250
There are seven unique categories including: travel or landscape, people, architecture, nature, still life, black and white, and close-up. You can enter just one or all of the categories, but you may only enter one photo per category. Photos must have been taken within the last two calendar years. All photos must be submitted in print form as an 8x10, and no mounts, mats or frames allowed. Read all the rules on our website.

Judges have been announced, and include  Ted Perry of Fox 6 News and a WFB resident! More information here:

Wed., Aug 29
  • 55+ and Better: Register now for the Whitefish Bay Community Center exercise programs starting Wed., Sept. 5.  Classes: 8:00am low impact aerobics, 8:50am stretch and strength and 11:15am total fitness class. These classes are held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday! Great workouts that are adaptable for any age, great music. Cardio health, balance and strength are the benefits!
  • 55+ and Better: Register now for a grand musical talent held Tues., Sept. 1,1 at the Whitefish Bay Community Center- the lovely, Julie Anne Lovely Thompson! A special catered lunch of creamy chicken with peas over noodles, honey carrots, apple salad, rolls, chocolate brownie, milk and Starbucks coffee. Cost $9.00. * Must be prepaid and registered at the Whitefish Bay Community Center
Thurs., Aug. 30
  • Whitefish Bay Cumberland and Richards Elementary School Teacher Meet & Greet 4:00-5:00 followed by a PTO Popsicle Social

Sun., Sept. 2
  • WFB Garden Club, Chimney Swift Count    7:00pm - 7:45pm

Corner of Silver Spring Drive and Berkeley Blvd. Whitefish Bay

Join us as local birders gather to watch an awesome event above the Fox Bay Building on Silver Spring Drive.

As summer draws to a close, and Chimney Swifts have finished raising their young, these fascinating aerial acrobats begin to congregate in communal roosts prior to their migration in the fall. Some roosts may consist of an extended family group of a half a dozen birds or so, but the larger sites (such as the large square chimney at the rear of The Bay restaurant) host hundreds of swifts!

Keep your eyes to the skies as we watch and record this event.

Mon., Sept. 3
  • Labor Day - Village Hall, Library, Police Department Closed
  • No Refuse/Recycling Pickup (pickup will be on Tuesday, September 4, A Route for recyclnig)
Tues., Sept. 4
  • Whitefish Bay Schools: First day of school

Coming Soon: Saturday, September 8 and 15: Village Old can/cart pickup for Henry Clay and north of Henry Clay residences Sept. 8, south of Henry Clay Sept. 15. Place old, rinsed, refuse or recycling carts and cans or bins on parkway for free collection by 7am.

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Police Non-Emergency Phone: 414-351-9900
Call 911 if you see suspicious activity especially if they are not your neighbors.
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North Shore Health Department
Did you know?
August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Immunization saves millions of lives and is widely recognized as one of the world's most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Immunizations have positively impacted the lives of infants, children and adults.
Why should you vaccinate?
  • Immunizations can save your child's life. Because of advances in medical science, your child can be protected against more diseases than ever before.
  • Vaccination is very safe and effective. Vaccines are only given after a long and careful review by scientists, doctors, and healthcare professionals.
  • Immunization protects others you care about and the community. Immunizing individual children helps to protect those people who cannot be immunized (children who are too young to be vaccinated, or those who can't receive certain vaccines for medical reasons), and the small proportion of people who don't respond to a particular vaccine.
  • Immunizations can save your family time and money. A child with a vaccine-preventable disease can be denied attendance at schools or child care facilities. Some vaccine-preventable diseases can result in prolonged disabilities and can take a financial toll because of lost time at work and medical bills. 
The North Shore Health Department prevents vaccine-preventable diseases through our Immunization Program. Immunizations are provided to uninsured, underinsured and, in limited cases for some vaccines, private payers. Additionally, the health department provides education and outreach to residents, healthcare providers, school nurses, media, and others on the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable diseases and current vaccine recommendations.
What is the health department working on?
The North Shore Health Department continues its efforts to promote and recognize breastfeeding friendly workplaces. Not sure what the requirements are? Give the health department a call to learn more about this program or visit www.nshealthdept.org/breastfeeding to nominate a worksite!

A public health nurse attended the Milwaukee County Department on Aging Wellness Committee on August 16th.  As a member of this committee, we have a voice in promoting evidence-based programs that improve the quality of life for older adults in our community. The North Shore Health Department partners with North Shore Fire Rescue to provide Stepping On classes, a program that has been shown to reduce the incidence of falls in past participants by 31%.  For more information on when and where the next class is held, call us at 414-371-2980
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.
Tuesday, August 28th 3:30-4:30 p.m., NS Library
Tuesday, September 11th 10-11:00 a.m., Brown Deer
Thursday, September 13th 3-4:30 p.m., Shorewood 
Tuesday, September 18th 7:30-9:00 a.m., Shorewood

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.

Tuesday, August 28th 8:00-10:00am Shorewood (2010 E. Shorewood Blvd.)
Wednesday, September 19th 8:00-10:00am Brown Deer (4800 W Green Brook Dr.)
Tuesday, September 25th 8:00-10:00am Shorewood (2010 E. Shorewood Blvd.)
Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening (walk-ins welcome - no appointment necessary)
Wednesday, August 22nd 3:30-4:30 p.m., Shorewood Office (2010 E. Shorewood Blvd.)
Wednesday, September 5th 12:15-1:00 p.m. Dolan Center (4355 W Bradley Rd)
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


New  Automated Residential Refuse and Recycling Collection Program

August 27-August 31 is B-Route for Recycling - a ll former 3rd and 4th week recycling customers have recycling pickup this week (grace period this week for non-containerized extra recycling)

For complete information, please see http://www.wfbvillage.org/trashrecycle

Important Details:
  • August 27-August 31 is B-Route for Recycling - all former 3rd and 4th week recycling customers have recycling pickup this week 
  • All customers keep same day pickup, though collection time of day may change due to route changes. Please have cart(s) out by 7:00am.
  • Additional carts are available for purchase for $75 - pay in person at 155 W Fairmount M-F, 8-4:30pm
  • Changing refuse cart to a different size available until Fri., August 31. Existing cart must be unused. Call or email Jenny Heyden 414-962-6690 Ext 495 or email j.heyden@wfbvillage.org to schedule
  • Recycling carts: additional carts available for purchase $75, no other size available
  • The Village will pick up old, unwanted, rinsed carts/cans from your parkway (not in the alley - out at the street, marked for pickup) for free starting at 7:00am on the following date: Pickup is Saturday, September 8 for residents north of or on Henry Clay Street, and Saturday, September 15 for residents south of Henry Clay Street. Please have cans rinsed and out by 7:00am for pickup. Bins or cans left out that day will be removed by the Village.
  • If the old can pickup date is missed,  please put out unwanted cans with refuse after Sept. 15 and mark as refuse. The guidelines for solid waste apply - if this special pickup is less than 4'x4'x7', the pickup is free - 414-962-6690 to schedule
  • For the details and a timeline of this program and the history of public meetings on this program, see the website page dedicated to the program here: www.wfbvillage.org/trashrecycle

  • Residential Refuse and Recycling Collection Program Questions: Jenny Heyden, Communications Specialist, 414-962-6690 Ext.495, Email: j.heyden@wfbvillage.org
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.

Note: Labor Day Holiday Refuse and Recycling Pickup will be on Tuesday, September 4.

Meeting Monday, September 10, 5:00pm:
The Village of Whitefish Bay Department of Public Works is hosting a Public Involvement Meeting for a 14 intersection and Silver Spring Drive Corridor Safety Improvement Project in the Village. The purpose of the meeting is to provide information and solicit input from the public and other project stakeholders on proposed intersection improvements on various village roads (see
attached map for project locations and details). Information regarding historic sites adjacent to the project will also be presented at the meeting. The proposed construction project is currently scheduled for 2019.
The meeting will be held on Monday, September 10, 2018, at 5:00pm at the Whitefish Bay Library, 5420 North Marlborough Drive, Whitefish Bay, WI 53217. Representatives from the Village of Whitefish Bay Department of Public Works and the engineering design consultants will be available to answer questions. The meeting is an "Open House" format without a formal presentation. Project related sketches and plans will be displayed at the meeting.


Yard Waste Pickup 

Yard Waste Pickup continues.There will be no program changes to yard waste or chipping collection. 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).

Tre e Inventory is Complete:
Wachtel Tree Science now has documentation of all of the approximately 8,600 street trees throughout the entire Village. 
Completed: Emerald Ash Borer Tree Replacement and Ash Tree Treatment 
  1. Approximately 130 trees were planted in the Village of Whitefish Bay.
  2. Approximately 850 ash trees were treated throughout the Village.  
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.


2018 trick-or-treat will be held on Sunday, October 28th from 1:00pm-4:00pm in the Village of Whitefish Bay

Wilson Drive Project Updates are available here:  http://www.villageofshorewood.org/780/2018-Wilson-Drive-Reconstruction
Nearby Construction to the south:

Lake Drive 2018 Resurfacing Project - Shorewood - note, delayed until September


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

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

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.

Thanks to all who came to our first event!
Click here for Facebook link to this Event!

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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New start/end times at all schools starting with the 2018-19 School Year:
Cumberland Elementary 7:50-3:00 PM
Richards Elementary 7:55-3:05 PM
Middle School 8:05-3:20 PM
High School 8:15-3:35 PM
Back to School
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
*High School: September 4th - Freshmen all day/ Grades 10-12 begin at noon
*Cumberland & Richards: Junior Kindergarten (K4) has a staggered schedule on September 4th and 5th.  Please see letter sent home at the end of the school year or in placement envelope given at registration, for assigned times.
Back to School Registration and Events:
Cumberland & Richards

Meet and Greet: Thursday, August 30 -- 4:00-5:00 pm / PTO Social -- 4:30-5:30 pm

High School
Picture Day & pick up textbooks:
Monday, August 27 - 10:00 - 2:00 pm
Are you a Whitefish Bay alumni? If you have good news to share we would love to hear from you! Please email: districtnews@wfbschools.com

  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

WFB 55+ and Better Program: Register at the WFB Community Center. For more information please contact Carolyn Noori at 414-963-3992

Come to the Swift Count on Sunday, Sept. 2. Details above in calendar. 
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.

  • Stitching: 9am-12noon 2nd and 4th Mondays - creating teddy bears for people in need.
  • Bridge: 1pm Bridge Club 2nd and 4th Thursdays
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
Save the Date: October 13
Bazaar in the Bay
October 13, 2018 ~ 10 am to 3 pm
At the Whitefish Bay Woman's Club
600 E. Henry Clay Street, Whitefish Bay
Join us!! for a fun makers and vendor shopping event! 
With a strong tradition of community service and supporting women, the Whitefish Bay Woman's Club is pleased to present this fabulous event! Enjoy this opportunity to support local creative women entrepreneurs, all while shopping for yourself or for gifts!
In addition to the vendor booths, club members may be showcasing their own talents with their quality crafts and a bake sale.  Lunch will also be available.
Sunday, October 21, 2018
At the Whitefish Bay Woman's Club
600 E. Henry Clay Street, Whitefish Bay
All young children and their parents/grandparents/brothers and sisters are invited to our clubhouse for our annual fun-filled Halloween Party on Sunday, October 21. Enjoy playing games, face painting, decorating a small pumpkin, eating Halloween cupcakes, cookies and other goodies. There is no admission charge - only a small fee to play the games and eat. Wear your costumes!

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