Monday, December 10, 2018

2018 Weekly
Village of Whitefish Bay
Official Newsletter
Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel
I hope you are enjoying the updated Village newsletter. Please encourage your friends and neighbors to sign up! 
To subscribe to our newsletter, click here.
Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing?
When will Property Tax information available?
  • Property tax bills will be mailed this week. For due dates and payment info read the story below or check out the Village Property Tax website.

I heard about a potential bobcat sighting in the Village. Is there a safety concern?
  • The Village was able to confirm a Bobcat sighting last week. The Wisconsin DNR reiterated that adults and children are not at risk. For more details visit the Village website.
Have a question? The Village Hall phone number is 414-962-6690.
Village Meeting Agendas:
This Week's Meetings:

Last Week's Meetings:
Property Tax Information:
Message from the Finance Director, Jen Amerell

Please find important information below about how to pay your property taxes, as well as where your property taxes go, and what services they pay for.

Jen Amerell
Whitefish Bay Finance Director
When is my tax bill due?

The due date is January 31, 2019. An installment payment option is available. There is no need to sign up for the installment option, but payments must be made timely. If any installment payment is missed, the installment option is lost and the entire balance becomes due in full.  Installment payments of taxes and other charges as indicated on your tax bill are due as follows:
  • 1st Installment due by January 31
  • 2nd Installment due by March 31 (March 31 is a Sunday. Please plan accordingly)
  • Final Installment due by May 31
How do I Make a Payment?
By Mail (Preferred)
Make check payable to the Village of Whitefish Bay

Send check to Village of Whitefish Bay, 5300 N. Marlborough Drive, Whitefish Bay, 53217
24-Hour Night Depository

Located in entrance of Village Hall

Deposits made prior to midnight will be processed using that day’s date
In Person at Associated Bank

Lobby Hours, Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

December 24 open 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, December 31 open 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Closed December 25 and January 1

From website, click “Online Payments” on bottom of page and select “Pay Property Taxes”

Enter Payment Type (real estate or personal property), Name and Address, and Card information 

User Fees Do Apply:
  • Credit Cards – 2.39% per Transaction, $1.50 minimum
  • Electronic Check - $1.50
How Do I Obtain A Receipt?

Receipts can be obtained in one of three ways:
  1. Use the Village website,, receipts may be printed anytime at your convenience
  2. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope with payment sent via mail or night deposit box. Receipts will not be sent if self-addressed stamped envelope is not include
  3. Receive receipt at time of payment in person
What Happens if I Do Not Pay On Time?

For any property tax bill where payment is not made timely, the bill is considered delinquent and the remaining balance is subject to interest and penalty. If a payment is missed, the installment plan is no longer available and the balance is due in full. 

Pursuant to Wisconsin State Statutes and Village of Whitefish Bay Municipal Code, delinquent property tax bills are charged 1.5% interest and penalty per month (in the calculation of interest and penalty, a partial month is considered a full month). Interest and penalty are charged retroactive to February 1, 2019. 
Property Tax FAQs:
Where Do My Property Taxes Go? 

In addition to collecting taxes to fund its own operations, the Village also collects taxes for four other taxing jurisdictions that establish their own budgets and levies.

Below is an example of the allocation of property taxes to each taxing jurisdiction for a home with an assessed value of $400,000:
What Do I Pay For Village Services? 

Though the Village collects all the taxes, 78% of the funds are allocated to other jurisdictions. The portion of property taxes the Village retains are used to provide police and fire protection, refuse and recycling collection, snow and ice control, leaf and yard waste collection, street maintenance, sidewalk and alley maintenance, street and traffic lighting, library services, park facilities and maintenance, health services, building inspection, election administration, and other miscellaneous Village services. The Village tax rate is $5.55, which means the owner of a home assessed at $400,000 would pay approximately $2,220 in property taxes for Village provided services. 

The total monthly cost for Village services on a $400,000 home is approximately $185.00, allocated as follows:
North Shore Health Department:
News from the Health Department:

Did you know? It’s not too late to get vaccinated! December 2nd-8th is National Influenza Vaccination week. Just in time for family and friends gathering for the holidays, flu activity is increasing. Get a flu vaccine now if you have not gotten vaccinated yet this season. There are many reasons to get a flu vaccine.
  • Reduce your risk of: 
  • Flu illness
  • Doctor’s visits
  • Missed work/school
  • Reduce severity of flu illness
  • Protect women before and after pregnancy

Getting vaccinated isn’t just about keeping you healthy; it’s also about helping protect others around you who may be vulnerable to b ecoming very sick, such as babies, older adults, and pregnant women. Remember that it takes about two weeks after being immunized for your body to develop sufficient antibodies to protect you. Fit in your immunization before holiday gatherings.

Upcoming Immunization Clinics (Appointment Required)

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

Thursday, December 13, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm, Shorewood Office

Upcoming Adult Health Clinics
(Appointment Required)

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

Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening (No Appointment Required)

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

Please call the North Shore Health Department for appointments at

Shorewood Health Department Office: 2010 E. Shorewood Blvd.

Brown Deer Health Department Office: 4800 W. Green Brook Dr.
Upcoming Events:
Monday, December 10

Tuesday, December 11
  • Whitefish Bay Public Library Program: Crazy Hair Collage, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Yarn, tinsel, crayons, paint, tissue paper, aluminum foil for hair? Yes! At this program, we’ll be creating crazy hair collages that will be hair-raising. Grades 1 and 2. Registration Required.

Thursday, December 13
  • Whitefish Bay Public Library Program: Pom-Pom Wall Art, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Yarn, tinsel, crayons, paint, tissue paper, aluminum foil for hair? Yes! At this program, we’ll be creating crazy hair collages that will be hair-raising. Grades 3 to 5. Registration Required.
Community Spotlight:
Save a life! Give Blood!

Stop by the Whitefish Bay Woman’s Club on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 to donate blood from 1 to 5 p.m. Appointments are encouraged; call Catherine at 414 332-1570 with questions or to schedule your appointment.

As an extra enticement and a token of thanks, the Blood Center of Wisconsin gives $10 Amazon gift cards to donors who sign up and give blood at this community blood drive. The Whitefish Bay Woman's Club hosts blood drives 4 or 5 times per year.
Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast with Santa 
Last chance! Celebrate the Holidays at the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast with Santa from 8:00 am to 11:00 am on Saturday, December 15 at Dominican High School (120 E Silver Spring Drive). Enjoy visiting and pictures with Santa, raffles, face painting, story-telling and breakfast (pancakes, sausage, juice, milk & coffee).

Tickets are available at the door, at Winkie's Variety Store, or from a Kiwanis member. Cost: $8 per adult (10 & up) and $5 per child (over 2 years of age). Proceeds benefit Kiwanis charities. Contact for more info.

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".
Whitefish Bay '55 and Better'

Reminder! The Holiday Celebration at the Whitefish Bay Community Center is Tuesday, December 11. Doors open at 11:30 am, lunch is at 12:00 pm, and a show is at 12:45 pm. Pre-registration was required, registration has closed.

The show features the hilarious, heartwarming, holiday singers from the Grafton Choir! Lunch features slow roasted pork tenderloin with gravy, yams, snap peas, mixed green salad, roll, pineapple, and cherry upside down cake for desert.
Other Community Links:
Village of Whitefish Bay | Phone: 414-962-6690 | Fax: 414-962-5651