Monday, October 14, 2019

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

I hope you will be able to attend the Whitefish Bay Garden Club's Silver Spring Park Ribbon Cutting on Tuesday, October 15 at 3:30 pm, details below! Curbside leaf collection begins this week, please review the rules and reminders in this week's newsletter! To subscribe to our newsletter, click here .
Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing?
Does the Library open late on Monday, October 14?
  • Yes! The library will open at 1:30 pm for staff training and will remain open until 8:30 pm.

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:
This Week's Meetings:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 15, 6:30 pm, Village Hall Board Room

  • Thursday, Oct. 17, 5:30 pm, Village Hall Board Room
Last Week's Meetings:

Village Board - Cancelled
  • Monday, Oct. 7, 6:00 pm, Village Hall Board Room

  • Thursday, Oct. 10, 6:15 pm, Village Hall Board Room
Curbside Leaf Collection Starts This Week:
Curbside leaf begins this week and will continue through mid-November. Frequently asked questions about the curbside collection program can be found below: 

How often are Leaves Collected? Collection is typically weekly, but there is no specific collection schedule. Collection is dependent on crew availability and the volume of leaves that need to be collected.

Where Do I Place My Leaves? Leaves should be placed in the curb of the street. Please place leaves away from storm inlets as leaf decay can clog storm sewers and add unwanted material to Lake Michigan.

Can I Throw Yard Waste In The Leaf Pile? The Village encourages property owners to throw certain yard waste material (plant material such as flowers and garden material, in the leaf piles to preclude a separate yard waste pick-up. Branches, sticks, and other woody material should not be placed with the leaves and should be left on the boulevard/parkway for chipping.

What Does The Village Do With The Leaves? Most of the leaves are temporarily stored and composted at a DNR monitored site shared with the City of Glendale. In the spring, the composted piles are hauled away by a private sod grower and used as sod bedding material.

When Is The Last Day That Leaves Or Yard Waste Will Be Picked Up?
Village crews will typically begin the last leaf collection the week before Thanksgiving. Leaves raked to the curb after the crews have made the final pass will not be collected and must be bagged or containerized. The DPW will run yard waste crews to pick-up bagged and containerized material until the first significant snow fall or through the first week in December.
Silver Spring Park Phase 1 Ribbon Cutting:
Please join the Whitefish Bay Garden Club for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony opening Phase 1 of the newly renovated Silver Spring Park at the corner of Lake Drive and Silver Spring Drive (off Lake Michigan) on Tuesday, October 15 at 3:30 pm. 

The Whitefish Garden Club has teamed with the Village of Whitefish Bay, the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, the Fund For Lake Michigan, and the Wisconsin Garden Club Federation to create a bioswale and a rain garden to catch rainwater and keep it from entering Lake Michigan. 

Strand and Associates designed the renovations and Marek Landscaping completed the work. The project will be a step toward preserving the lakeshore from erosion as well as enhancing the park with native plants and provide a pollinator garden for birds and insects. Signs are being designed to educate residents and visitors about the benefits of rain gardens and water retention areas as well as native pollinator friendly plants.  

This project is just one way that the Village and the Garden Club are working together with MMSD and other organizations to enhance the Village's pollinator areas and to encourage residents to use rain gardens and bioretention areas to protect our lake. 
Upcoming School District Events:
Tips from the Whitefish Bay Garden Club
What about your trees and shrubs?

We have been talking a lot about lawn care this fall, but what about the other elements of the landscape — your trees and shrubs. Fall is a great time to care for them as well. These are some good steps to take:

  • Apply a slow-release fertilizer. Like your lawn, fall fertilization encourages root growth and gives your plants a head start next spring.
  • Hydrate your trees and shrubs. You will want to water sparingly until the leaves of deciduous trees have dropped, then give them a good drink. This can be done by allowing a slow “pencil size” stream of water to sink deeply into the roots. Move the hose periodically around the drip line of the tree to ensure even hydration of the outer roots. In our grandparents’ day, they referred to this as “putting your trees to bed” for the winter.
  • Mulch the surrounding ground. This helps the soil retain moisture during cold and windy days. You can add mulch out to the drip line of trees and surrounding the base of shrubs. Be careful to not mound mulch up around the bark which can encourage fungal growth and pest infestation.
  • Prune dead wood and branches. Late fall and early winter are good times to prune most trees and shrubs in Wisconsin. Rejuvenate-prune a shrub by removing 1/3 of the thick branches. This allows room for new growth in the spring. For trees, remove dead branches. For larger trees, call an arborist to inspect for disease, pests, and pruning needs.

Last of all, consider planting a new tree. Fall is the best time to add a new tree to your landscape. Click here for more at Lawn and Gardening Tips.
Milwaukee County Consolidated Plan Survey:
Milwaukee County wants to hear from you! The consolidated planning process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities that align and focus funding from the Community Planning Development formula block grant programs such as: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program, Housing Trust Fund (HTF), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program, and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Program.

The Consolidated Plan is carried out through Annual Action Plans, which provide a yearly concise summary of the actions, activities, and the specific federal and non-federal resources that will be used each year to address the priority needs and specific goals identified by the Consolidated Plan. Grantees report on accomplishments and progress toward Consolidated Plan goals in the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). Click here to take the Consolidated Plan survey.
Events at the Whitefish Bay Public Library:
Wednesday, October 16:
Candies Around the World, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, Come try candies from all over the world! From chocolates to caramels to gummies, sample exotic candies! Grades 6+. Registration Required.
Saturday, October 19:
Community Art Day, All Day, Fill in a frame and become part of one large community artwork. Stop by the youth services department whenever the library is open. All ages and artistic abilities welcome! No registration needed.
North Shore Health Department:
Did you know? We are a month into the 2019-2020 flu season. Flu or influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization or even death for some individuals. During last year’s flu season, 29 influenza related hospitalizations of North Shore residents were reported to the Health Department and there has been one this year already.

Every flu season is different, which is why we recommend an annual seasonal flu vaccine as the best way to protect against the flu. Vaccination has been shown to lower the risk of flu-related illnesses, hospitalizations and even flu-related death. There are many vaccine options to choose from, but the most important thing is for all people 6 months and older to get a flu vaccine every year. If you have questions about which vaccine is best for you, talk to your doctor or other health care professional. If you have questions about this year’s flu season, click here to visit the CDC website.

Walk-in Flu Clinics (No appointment necessary) Regular flu vaccine prices apply at walk-in clinics and scheduled flu vaccine appointments. See website for more details
  • Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Shorewood Office
  • Monday, October 14, 2019, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Brown Deer Office
  • Saturday, October 19, 2019 9:00 am to 11:00 am, Nicolet High School Cafeteria, At this clinic only, we are offering the flu vaccine for children ages 2-18 years for $10.
  • Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, North Shore Library
  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Brown Deer and Shorewood Offices
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (Appointment Required)

Tuesday, Oct. 15,
7:30 am to 9:00 am,
Shorewood Office

Wednesday, Oct. 16,
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm,
Brown Deer Office

Upcoming Adult Health Clinics
(Appointment Required)

Wednesday, Oct. 16,
8:00 am to 10:00 am,
Brown Deer Office

Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening 
(No Appointment Required)

Thursday, Oct. 17,
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm,
LX Club (WFB Women’s Club, 600 E. Henry Clay St.)
Contact the North Shore Health Department for appointments: 414-371-2980
Community Spotlight:
2019 Halloween and Trick-or-Treat Events:

Great Pumpkin Festival: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 through Sunday, October 27, 2019. Join friends and family at Old Schoolhouse Park for this festive fall tradition! Carve a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, sip hot cider, and enjoy delicious food while listening to live music. Pumpkin carving is free and carving tools are provided. The Great Pumpkin Festival is open 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm nightly. Beer served on Friday and Saturday nights. The event is hosted by the Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation.

Trick-or-Treat Silver Spring Drive: Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Participating businesses offer treats for kids in the company of at least one parent or guardian on the Saturday before Halloween. There’s something “sweet-in-stores” for everyone on Silver Spring Drive. The event is hosted by the Merchants of Whitefish Bay.

Village Trick-or-Treat: Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm throughout the Village. Block parties are not permitted the day of Trick-or-Treat.
HallowScream at the Women's Club:

All young children and their parents, grandparents, brothers, and sisters are invited to the Women's Club clubhouse for the annual HallowScream event on Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

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! Held at the Whitefish Bay Woman's Club located at 600 East Henry Clay Street.
A Note from the School District:

The District is saddened by the sudden and unexpected passing of School Board member Kristin Yunker. 

She was active in the international exchange program for students and was a member of the Whitefish Bay Board of Education since 2013.

Kristin Yunker's passing has unfortunately resulted in a Board Member seat vacancy. If interested in seat appointment inquire here.
"55 and Better" at the Whitefish Bay Community Center

Wednesday, October 16 at 1:30 pm: David Bartlett's Technology Series: Transferring Between Devices. Learn how to get pictures, documents and music onto or from your computer, smart phones, and other deices. Pre-registration is required to attend, contact Carolyn Noori at 414-963-3992 for details. This is a FREE event.

Tuesday, October 22: Oktoberfest Celebration! Doors open at 11:30 am, lunch is at 12:00 pm, and there is a 12:45 pm performance. We will be highly entertained by accordionist extraordinaire Roger Boll! Bring your Polka shoes! Special catered lunch menu: Savory Salisbury Steak, Cheesy Potatoes Casserole, Fresh Green Beans, Coleslaw, Rolls, Apple Crisp, Milk and Star Bucks Coffee. Cost $9.00. Must be paid and registered by October 17 to attend. Pre-registration is required, contact Carolyn Noori at 414-963-3992 for details.
Other Community Links:
Village of Whitefish Bay | Phone: 414-962-6690 | Fax: 414-962-5651