Monday, June 10, 2019

2019 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
Official Newsletter
Message from the
Village President, Julie Siegel
Please read the article below about the upcoming street light improvements at Bay Ridge and Silver Spring Drive. The project will be completed in August 2019. To subscribe to our newsletter, click here .
Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing?
Can my child participate in the Whitefish Bay Art Fest?
  • The festival welcomes kids to participate in the Youth Art Division. Young artists who have participated in the Youth Art Division in the past have found it to be a wonderful and uniquely enriching experience. Check out the story below for more information and an application.

Are grass clippings permitted in yard waste?
  • No, grass clippings should be composted or left on the lawn.
Have a question?
The Village Hall phone number is 414-962-6690.
Village Meeting Agendas:
Last Week's Meetings:

  • Monday, June 3, 6:00 pm, Village Hall Board Room

Note: The Thursday, June 6 Architectural Review Commission meeting was cancelled.
This Week's Meetings:

  • Tuesday, June 11, 6:15 pm, Village Hall Board Room

Note: For past meeting agendas and minutes please visit the Agenda Center page on the Village Website.
Bay Ridge/Silver Spring Project Update:
Traffic/Construction Notice! The Bay Ridge Avenue/Silver Spring Drive Traffic Signal Replacement Project is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 3 with completion expected in early August 2019.

During construction the existing traffic signals will be removed and a two way stop for Bay Ridge Avenue only will be temporarily installed with no stop control on Silver Spring Drive. Caution is encouraged by all motorists when using this intersection during this construction period.

The Village was successful in applying for and being approved for a 90% federally funded DOT Safety Project for this work. The project will improve intersection traffic and pedestrian safety. The traffic signals and vehicle detection will be revised, public walk and pedestrian crossing signals will be improved to current ADA standards, and pavement markings will be improved. 
1st Ice Cream Social is June 19:
Mark your calendars fo r the  Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation 's Ice Cream Social! Join us Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at School House Park, across the street from the library, as we celebrate summer with ice crea m cones, sundaes and root beer floats. Live music will be provided by the Whitefish Bay Community Band. We look forward to seeing you at this free, family event!
Whitefish Bay Village Updates:
Bird City:

The Village has been recognized as a Bird City Wisconsin for the 8th year in a row. Thank you to the Whitefish Bay Garden Club for helping the Village put together the application and educating residents about World Migratory Bird Day at Bay Day!

Bird City Wisconsin was created in 2009 and began recognizing communities the following year. The program recognizes municipalities for the conservation and education activities that they undertake to make their communities healthy for bird.

To be recognized as a Bird City, a community must meet criteria spread across six categories: habitat creation and protection, community forest management, limiting threats to birds, education, energy and sustainability, and the official recognition and celebration of World Migratory Bird Day.
Kids Needed for Whitefish Bay Art Fest:

The first Whitefish Bay Art Fest festival is taking place July 13 and 14 on Silver Spring Drive in Whitefish Bay this summer!

The festival welcomes kids to participate in the Youth Art Division. The festival will provide kids with a venue to showcase their original artwork to a large public audience. The Whitefish Bay Youth Artist Division will also give you the opportunity to experience exhibiting, talking about your work, and selling your Art! Click here for festival information and an a Youth Art Application.

The free admission festival will feature artists from near and far showcasing and selling paintings, photographs, wall art, handcrafted jewelry, sculpture, wearables and mixed media work. Art at all price points will be available for purchase. Many exciting art demos will take place daily. 
Household Hazmat Mobile Collection June 22:
Do you have household hazardous waste (HHW) in your house or garage? Drop off your old and unused HHW at the MMSD mobile collection location on June 22, 2019 at Nicolet High School (6701 N, Jean Nicolet Rd, Glendale, WI) from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. It’s a great way for you to help keep our land and water clean and safe!  Please click here for a list of accepted items.
2019 Comprehensive Plan Update:
The Village has started the process to update its 2009 Comprehensive Plan. We want to hear community feedback on the plan, future land use and development, and Whitefish Bay community goals. For more information on the 2019 Comprehensive Plan Update visit the  Comprehensive Plan page on the Village Website.

If you were unable to join the Community Conversation at Bay Day or attend the recent Plan Commission meeting we still want to hear from you! Feel free to provide written comment or feedback on the planning process by contacting Tim Blakeslee, Assistant Village Manager at 414-962-6690 or There will be a public hearing about the 2019 Comprehensive Plan Update in September 2019.
Events at the Whitefish Bay Public Library:
Wednesday, June 12
Moving Forward: A Senior's Guide to Home Selling & Housing Options , 2:00 pm, Whether you’re considering selling now or planning for a hot spring real estate market, this free informational seminar given by Bruce Nemovitz, of Realty Executives Integrity, and Adele Lund, of the Laureate Group will put you on track to making your move more manageable. Please Register.

Bruce will guide you through the process of selling your home and provide you with answers to many questions such as:
  • Where do I even start?
  • What do I do with all of my stuff?
  • Who can I trust to help? What resources are available?
  • Timing - When do I sell? How do I coordinate the sale of my current home with a move to my new home?
Community Spotlight:
School District June Newsletter:

  • Graduation 2019
  • Commemoration of a Fallen Soldier
  • Community Garden
  • Share Our Story -- Memorable Facebook Posts
If you are interested in receiving these newsletters monthly, opt in here.
School is (almost) Out for Summer!

  • June 12, 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony
  • June 13, Last Day of School
  • June 15, Class of 2019 Commencement Ceremony

Hats off to our Graduating Class of 2019!
Once a Blue Duke Always a Blue Duke! Class of 2018 pictured above.
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. 100+ local and national artists will have booths set up in the street on Saturday & Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. This will prove to be a wonderful event for the whole family.

Visit Amdur Productions or contact for more info.  
Whitefish Bay Farmers Market
(Saturday's July 6 to 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 beginning July 6, 2019 through October 12, 2019. The family-friendly outdoor green and local market will feature the 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:

The North Shore Health Department receives a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), through the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to conduct beach monitoring for presence of E. coli at the three Lake Michigan beaches in our area: Atwater in Shorewood, Klode in Whitefish Bay, and Doctor’s/Tietjen in Bayside/Fox Point.

We work with the Shorewood DPW and the North Shore Water Commission to test water at least twice a week using the Most Probable Number (MPN) method. Look for beach advisory signs to gauge safe water conditions. Green signs represent <235 MPN/100 mls of water tested, indicating that the water is unlikely to contain disease causing levels of organisms. Yellow signs signify levels of 235-1000 MPN/100mls and an Advisory (Caution) level. If 1000 or greater MPN/100 mls is measured, the beach will be closed, signified by a Red sign.

If you would like to check before you head for the beach, current status of E. coli levels in most Wisconsin beaches, including the North Shore beaches, is also available at:

Please note that as water conditions can change rapidly, should you choose to swim in open water; showering immediately afterwards is always recommended, as is thorough hand washing before consuming any picnic items you may have brought along. 
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (Appointment Required)

Tuesday, June 11,
10:00 am to 11:00 am,
Brown Deer Office

Upcoming Adult Health Clinics
(Appointment Required)

Wednesday, June 19,
8:00 am to 10:00 am,
Brown Deer Office

Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening 
(No Appointment Required)

Wednesday, June 11,
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm,
 WFB Sr. Center
(5205 Lydell Avenue)
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