Monday, August 8, 2022

Village of Whitefish Bay Official Weekly Newsletter
Message from the Village President, Kevin Buckley

I want to thank the WFB Village Band for entertaining us, and the WFB Civic Foundation for hosting the final Ice Cream Social of the summer last Wednesday.  I greatly value the mission of the Civic Foundation, bringing us out of our homes and into the community square.
Also: Tomorrow is the Partisan Primary Election. Every election is important. VOTE!  -kb

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Why Is The Village Hall Phone Ringing?
What are the rules for dog walking? Remember that dogs are required to be be on a leash and you are required to pick up after your dog. We have received a number of calls regarding off-leash dogs and dog waste. Please be courteous to your neighbors.

When is the next brush chipper collection? Brush will next be collected by Village crews this week (Beginning August 8). Brush should be placed in the parkway between the curb and the sidewalk.

Have a question? Send us an email or give us a call at (414) 962-6690.
Village Meeting Agendas:
Last Week's Meetings:

  • Monday, August 1, 6:00 p.m., Village Hall Board Room. Zoom recording available here.

  • Tuesday, August 2, 6:00 p.m., Village Hall Board Room

  • Thursday, August 4, 5:30 p.m. Village Hall Board Room
This Week's Meetings:

  • Tuesday, August 9, 6:15 p.m., Village Hall Board Room

For other meeting agendas and minutes, please visit the Agenda Center page.
August 9, 2022 Partisan Primary Election FAQ:
Election Information:

Hours and Locations: Polls will be open on August 9, 2022. Polling places are open from 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. on Election Day. Please use the Ward Map (PDF) link to see where your polling place is.

Offices up for primary election on August 9: Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, U.S. Senator, Representative In Congress District 4, Representative to the Assembly District 23, Sherriff, Clerk of Circuit Court

Wisconsin Requires a Photo ID to Vote: All Wisconsin voters must show an acceptable photo ID before voting. This includes voters at polling places and most absentee voters. The address on your photo ID does not have to be your current address and the name on your ID does not need to be an exact match to your name in the poll book (such as an abbreviated name). Visit the State of Wisconsin website for more information.

How do I register to vote for the August 9, 2022 election? Registration can be done at your polling place on Election Day. Proof of residency is required. There is no voter registration on the Monday prior to the election. Note: You must have resided at the address you provide on your Registration Form for at least 28 consecutive days prior to an election in order to vote in Whitefish Bay.
How do I return my absentee ballot?

  • Return absentee ballots at the Village Hall front desk during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).
  • Absentee ballots MUST be received by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
  • After 4:30 p.m. on Election Day absentee ballots should be brought directly to your polling place.
  • Per a recent appeals court decision, absentee ballots may not be returned via the Village Hall vestibule drop box.
  • Per a recent circuit court decision, voters may only drop off or mail their own absentee ballot. Voters may not return absentee ballots of other household members or family members.
Other Frequently Asked Questions: Please click here for frequently asked questions related to the August 9, 2022 election, absentee ballots, and response deadlines. If you have a question that is not listed, please don't hesitate to give us a call at (414) 962-6690.
Updates From Village Hall:
2023 Village Budget – Upcoming Meeting:

The Village Board will begin discussing the 2023 budget at its meeting on Monday, August 29 (6:00 p.m. at Village Hall). Members of the public are encouraged to attend and will have the opportunity to provide feedback and ask questions. Village Board members look forward to hearing what services residents value most along with ideas for budget priorities. We hope to see you there!
Village Board Meeting Livestreaming:

At the meeting on May 16, 2022, the Village Board approved upgraded A/V equipment in the Village Board room to livestream Village meetings on a virtual meeting platform. The Village began testing the livestream capability at the Village Board meeting on Monday, August 1, at 6:00 p.m. To see the recording of the Monday, August 1, Village Board meeting, click here.

Future Village Board meetings will be livestreamed via Zoom at this link. Phone access is also available by calling: +1 312 626 6799, Meeting ID: 854 6369 2688, Passcode: 267748. The livestream link will also be included on the first page of the Village Board meeting agendas. Meeting agendas can be found here. At this time, public comment will not be accepted via Zoom while the system is being tested. Participants will be muted upon entry to the meetings. 
SEWRPC Annual Report

The Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC) 2021 Annual Report:

SEWRPC is the official areawide advisory planning agency for land use and infrastructure and the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the Region.

The annual report outlines some of the valuable partnerships and accomplishments from the past year. Click here to read the full report.
Upcoming Events:
August 10 - Final Village Band Concert

It's the last concert of the season for the Village Band of Whitefish Bay! Come enjoy an old fashioned band concert in the park this Wednesday, August 10, at 7 p.m., in Old School House Park. You will enjoy vocals from musicals, including the Sound of Music, Chicago, and
Frozen, along with familiar band music and tunes to celebrate
the tubas and trumpets. Bring your family and friends (plus chairs for
all) and share these musical moments!
August 20 - Sounds of Summer

Sounds of Summer will take place on Silver Spring Drive on Saturday, August 20, from 5 to 10 p.m. Radio Radio will perform great, danceable music with a punchy rock and roll edge. Radio Radio is a band of top Milwaukee musicians playing the new wave songs you haven’t heard live in decades, and in a way that makes you feel you are seeing and hearing the real thing live for the first time.

While you enjoy the music, purchase dinner favorites from the Sendik’s food tent and beer, wine and soda from the Civic Foundation. Thank you to the sponsors who make this event possible: Merchants of Whitefish Bay, Sendik’s Food Market, Keller Williams Realty, and the Ellenbecker Investment Group.

For more details, visit the Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation and Merchants of Whitefish Bay websites.
September 10 - Klode Park Beer Garden

The 1840 Brewing Company Beer Garden Road Show returns to Klode Park for one final Saturday this summer - September 10. Enjoy beer, food, and music from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Music and food vendors are TBD.
Updates From The Whitefish Bay Library:
Summer Reading Program
We've got a few weeks left in our online summer reading program on Beanstack. There is still time to earn tickets that can be used to enter into a drawing for a gift card from some area businesses. Kids and teens can earn coupon packs and a free book, thanks to Friends of the Whitefish Bay Public Library. Anything you read counts including books, audiobooks, ebooks, newspapers, and magazines. Also complete our activity badges to earn more tickets. For the adult program, receive a coupon good for a free book in the Friends of the Whitefish Bay Public Library Used Book Room as well as a coupon for $3 off a $15 purchase at Boswell Book Company. After you sign up, stop by the Adult Reference Desk to claim your coupons. Last day to enter your log and use your tickets in the drawings will be August 27. Good luck and happy reading!

Make Your Own "Wreck This Journal" (For those entering grades 7-12)
Thursday, August 11, 10:30 a.m.
Inspired by Kerri Smith's "Wreck This Journal" project, we invite you to create your own journal, with special prompts on each page that encourage you to think outside the box. We'll provide the journal, examples of prompts, and all the craft supplies you could need. You just need to bring your creativity. This program is being held in School House Park (rain site is the upstairs library program room).

Virtual Mystery Book Club
Thursday, August 11, 6:30 p.m.
Our Mystery Book Club meets once a month and is led by librarian Sharon Nagel. This month we're reading A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee. This meeting will take place virtually on Zoom. Click here to join:
Meeting ID: 890 9070 0104
Passcode: J8yJp03W

Eleanor Roosevelt: First Lady of the World
Monday, August 15, 6:30 p.m.
Register here. Masks may be required at this event.
Join us for an evening with Eleanor Roosevelt, played by actress Jessica Michna. In this first-person presentation, Eleanor Roosevelt shares with the audience her tragedies and triumphs. Born into the opulent wealth of America’s “Golden Age” she would grow from the shy, homely orphan into a confident, driven woman. Annealed by personal tragedy, she would emerge as a champion of civil rights, author, and stateswoman. Eleanor has been characterized by many as our most respected First Lady. She is best summed up by President Harry S. Truman, who dubbed her “The First Lady of the World.”

Tea Time Book Club
Friday, August 26, 12:00 p.m.
Our Tea Time Book Club meets once a month is led by Library Director Nyama Reed. This month we're reading Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue. As of March, Tea Time Book Club will offer hybrid meetings. You can attend in-person at the Library in the 2nd floor Program Room or online via Zoom.
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 817 7725 2388
Passcode: 33887462
Community Spotlight

NSHD Healthy Highlight 8/3/22: August is National Breastfeeding Month and the 2022 theme is, “Together We Do Great Things!” This celebrates the impact of collective efforts and aims to strengthen the capacity of all who can protect, promote, and support breastfeeding across all levels of society.

Breastfeeding provides many health, nutritional, economic, and emotional benefits to both the mother and infant, including a reduced risk of certain health conditions for both. Benefits are also achieved at the community level, in the workplace, and for the environment.

For the first six months of life, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infants be exclusively breastfed, meaning breast milk is their only source of nutrition until they are six months old. Continued breastfeeding, with the gradual addition of appropriate complementary foods, is recommended for the remainder of the first year and for as long as mother and child desire.

Breastfeeding is the best source of nutrition for most infants. Research has shown that being breastfed can lead to a healthier life for babies. The many health benefits include
  • protection against many common infections,
  • nutritionally balanced meals, and
  • better survival for the first year of life (source).

In addition to these benefits, breast milk has also been found to include many nutrients, vitamins and antibodies which contribute to the development of everything from babies’ immune to digestive systems.

The North Shore Health Department (NSHD) provides newborn home visits by a Public Health Nurse who is also a Certified Lactation Counselor.

During this visit, the nurse/CLC discusses topics such as home safety, immunizations, nutrition, and healthy growth and development. Home visits provide the chance for new parents to ask questions and discuss newborn health and development.

Other Community Links:
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