Monday, December 30, 2019

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

I hope you have a safe and happy new year! Please be sure to check the section just below to see if your refuse and recycling collection date has changed as a result of the New Year's holiday. To subscribe to our newsletter, click here.
Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing?
When will Christmas Trees be collected at the curb?
Village crews will collect Christmas trees once a week curbside starting the week of Monday, January 6, 2020. Please place trees on the parkway, between the public sidewalk and curb. More details are in the story below. 

What is the New Year's Eve and New Year's Day refuse and recycling collection schedule?
There is no change in collection on Tuesday, December 31, 2019. Refuse and Recycling normally picked up on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 will be picked up on Thursday, January 2, 2020.
Have a question?
The Village Hall phone number is 414-962-6690.
Village Hall and Library Holiday Schedule:
Village Hall:
The Whitefish Bay Village Hall will be closed on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. In the event of an emergency, please call 911.

Whitefish Bay Public Library:
The Whitefish Bay Public Library will be closed on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 and Wednesday, January 1, 2020.
Important Village-Wide Reminders:
Christmas Tree Pick-up

Village crews will collect Christmas trees once a week curbside starting the week of Monday, January 6, 2020. Please place trees on the parkway, between the public sidewalk and curb.

Everything must be removed from the tree to be acceptable for collection (e.g. no lights, no ornaments, no garland, no base, etc...).

There is no scheduled pick up date for tree collection. Please have tree(s) on the parkway by 7:00 am on Monday, January 6, 2020 to ensure tree(s) are collected that week. Trees will be collected through the week of Monday, January 20, 2020.
May I See Your License, Fluffy? 

It's time to renew your dog and/or cat licenses for 2020. To renew your licenses online rather than in person at the Village Hall, please visit the MADACC website.

If this is a first time purchase, you will have to provide MADACC with a current copy of a valid rabies certificate. Please email to awoppert@madacc.org, or have your veterinarian fax to MADACC at 414-763-6234.

If your rabies vaccine on record at MADACC has expired, you will need to either call our office at 414-649-8640 or email a copy of the current certificate to awoppert@madacc.org. For more information, please contact MADACC at 414-649-8640.
Updates from Public Works:
DPW Solar Information Online:

Interested in the recently installed solar panel system atop the Department of Public Works? Check out the live-tracking information available for public view by clicking here.

The project is funded through a combination of Village funds and a Focus on Energy RECIP grant in the amount of $82,809.

The project has an estimated 25 year lifespan and an estimated capital payback time of 7 years. Over the 25 year lifespan of the project, the Village will save over $620,000.
Did you know?

The Village has received multiple recycling contamination reports from our recycling vendor. The primary source of contamination is plastic bags and materials in plastic bags. Please do not place plastic bags of any kind in your recycling cart. Bring plastic bags to one of the locations:
  1. Sendik’s - Whitefish Bay (500 E Silver Spring Dr, Whitefish Bay, WI, 53217)
  2. Metro Market - Shorewood (4075 N Oakland Ave, Shorewood, WI, 53211)
  3. Pick n Save - Glendale (6969 N Port Washington Rd, Glendale, WI, 53217)
Cahill Ice Skating Rink Partnership:
Coming November 2020:

At the most recent Village Board meeting, the Milwaukee Winter Club (A Non-Profit Youth Hockey Organization) and the Village of Whitefish Bay agreed to a partnership to provide an regulation sized ice rink at Cahill Park beginning in November 2020.

The proposed rink would be installed over six of the existing tennis courts and would be in place from mid-November to mid-March. More information about hours, open ice times, etc... will be provided next year. We're still 11 months away, but get those skates ready!
Property Tax Deadlines:
When is my Tax Bill due? Due date is January 31, 2020. Residents have the option to pay property taxes and other charges as indicated on your tax bill in installments. Installment due dates are as follows:
  • 1st Installment due by January 31  
  • 2nd Installment due by March 31  
  • Final Installment due by May 31 (May 31 is a Sunday - please plan accordingly.)
Please note – if any installment payment is missed, the installment option is no longer available and the entire balance becomes due in full. Please endorse all mortgage checks before payment.  

Tax bills were sent to households the week of December 9, 2019. If you have not received your property tax bill please visit the Village website or contact Village Hall. If applicable, refund checks will be mailed to homeowners 3 to 4 weeks following payment.
North Shore Health Department:
Did you know? Parents should exercise caution when purchasing and allowing children to play with new toys. According to SafeKids Worldwide (an international organization dedicated to eliminating preventable childhood injuries), in the year 2016, 

174,100 children under the age of 15 years were seen in emergency departments for toy-related injuries. That’s 477 kids every day. Almost half of those injured were children 5 and under. Top Tips about Toy Safety:
  • Consider your child’s age when purchasing a toy or game. Read the instructions and warning labels to make sure the toy is just right for your child. If someone else purchased the toy and you determine it to be inappropriate or dangerous, consider returning the gift or keeping it out of site until the child grows to the appropriate age for the toy. It would also be the perfect time to have a discussion with the gift giver, letting them know how much you appreciate the gift, but that since your child’s safety is a top priority for you both, they will have to wait until they are older to play with it.
  • Check to make sure there aren’t any small parts or other potential choking hazards before you settle on the perfect toy.
  • Separate toys by age and keep a special eye on small game pieces that may be a choking hazard for young children. Parts from toys intended for older children may pose a choking risk to younger, curious siblings.
  • Use a bin or container to contain toys once playtime is over. Make sure there are no holes or hinges that could catch little fingers.

Upcoming Immunization Clinics (Appointment Required)

Tuesday, Jan. 7,
8:00 am to 9:30 am,
Brown Deer Office

Wednesday, Jan. 8,
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Shorewood Office

Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening 
(No Appointment Required)

Wednesday, Jan. 22
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Shorewood Office

Tuesday, Jan. 28
1:30 pm to 2:00 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