Monday, December 17, 2018

2018 Weekly
Village of Whitefish Bay
Official Newsletter
Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel
Please take a detailed look at the message from the Police Chief in this week's newsletter. Safe travels for those of you heading out this week to see family and friends.
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Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing?
What is the Holiday Refuse and Recycling Collection Schedule?

I received a letter about insuring my water service line. Is this from the Village?
  • No, this is not a Village-sanctioned communication. The Village of Whitefish Bay cannot recommend any particular coverage and pursuing this coverage is at your own discretion and risk. There are informational resources regarding water services on our website.
Have a question? The Village Hall phone number is 414-962-6690.
Village Meeting Agendas:
This Week's Meetings:

Last Week's Meetings:
Two Important Notes from the Chief of Police
Winter Reminders from Public Works:
Village Snow Plowing Procedures:

Village crews clear streets starting with the main thoroughfares, the crews then proceed to streets adjacent to schools, after that residential streets and alleys are cleared. Sidewalks next to village land are also cleared.
Resident Snow and Ice Removal:

All residents and business owners are responsible for snow and ice removal from public sidewalks adjacent to their properties within 24 hours of a snow event. Please clear all corners with crosswalks. Handicap accessible ramps should be cleared out enough to accommodate a wheel chair. Visit the Village website for more details
Snow Storm Cart Placement:

During winter months refuse and recycling carts should continue to be placed within 3 feet of the curb or alley edge and 3 feet from any side or rear obstruction, including other carts, trees, garage, fence, or any other elements.

In the event of snow, Residents are encouraged to utilize their driveway apron or clear a portion of their parkway for cart placement. Snow and ice must be cleared around the cart(s) as well as the lid. Please do not place your refuse and recycling carts in the street during the winter months as it can affect proper snow removal by our village snow plow crews. Proper placement is imperative to automated collection.
Holiday Refuse and Recycling
Collection Changes:
Refuse and Recycling
normally picked up on:

December 24, 2018 will be picked up on December 26, 2018

December 25, 2018 will be picked up on December 27, 2018

January 1, 2019 will be picked up on January 2, 2019
Updates from the Library and Village Hall
Upcoming Library Closings:

The Whitefish Bay Public Library will be closed on the following dates:
  • December 24, 2018
  • December 25, 2018
  • December 31, 2018
  • January 1, 2019
Upcoming Village Hall Closings:

The Whitefish Bay Village Hall will be closed on the following dates:
  • December 24, 2018
  • December 25, 2018
  • January 1, 2019
In the event of an emergency, please call 911.
Back by Popular Demand - Property Tax Information:
Update from the Finance Director, Jen Amerell

Tax bills were sent to households the week of December 10, 2018. If you did not receive your property tax bill please visit the Village website or contact Village Hall. This year the tax rate is $23.15 per $1,000 of assessed valuation. This is a 2.15% decrease from the prior year. If applicable, refund checks will be mailed to homeowners 3 to 4 weeks following payment.
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 included.
  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. 
North Shore Health Department:
News from the Health Department:

Did you know? According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, eight percent of Wisconsin residents have asthma. Milwaukee County has the highest rate of asthma-related emergency department visits in Wisconsin. Asthma is a chronic disease that can be managed with lifestyle changes and medication. Asthma causes episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and nighttime or early morning coughing. Common triggers for asthma symptoms include air pollution, pollen, pet dander and smoking. 

For some individuals, cold weather can trigger asthma symptoms. Cold air causes the lungs to become inflamed and fill with mucus, causing breathing difficulties. If your asthma symptoms worsen in winter, talk to your doctor about adjusting your medication plan for these months. To learn more about asthma, visit the CDC’s webpage.
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (Appointment Required)

Tuesday, December 18, 7:30 am to 9:00 am, Shorewood Office

Wednesday, December 19, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, Brown Deer 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)

Thursday, December 20, 11:30 pm to 12:00 pm, Whitefish Bay Women's Club (600 E. Henry Clay St.)

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 17
  • Refuse & Recycling: This is an B-Week for Recycling. Full details about the Refuse and Recycling Program are here. Click here for the 2019 Recycling A/B Collection Schedule.
  • Whitefish Bay Public Library Program: Squishy STEAM Storytime, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, It’s squishy! It’s squashy! It’s science! Get your hands a little dirty and learn a lot with this hands-on science storytime. Please dress for a mess. Grades K4 and K5. Registration Required.

Wednesday, December 19
  • Community Blood Drive, Stop by the Whitefish Bay Woman’s Club (600 E Henry Clay St.) to donate blood from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Call 414-332-1570 with questions or to schedule an appointment. The Blood Center of Wisconsin gives $10 Amazon gift cards to donors who sign up and give blood at this event.

Thursday, December 20
Community Spotlight:
Newsletter from the Whitefish Bay School District
The December 2018 edition of the Whitefish Bay School District Newsletter is now available. Highlights in this newsletter include
  • Continuous Improvement in our Schools
  • Literacy Workshop Model--High Student Engagement
  • Graduation Rates
  • Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Share Our Story-- Memorable Facebook Posts

Click the following link to view the  December School District Community Newsletter. If you are interested in these newsletters monthly please  opt in here.
Whitefish Bay '55 and Better'

A mind/body wellness class is scheduled for this Friday, December 21, 2018 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the Whitefish Bay Community Center. This session will teach the hybrid technique of “Tapping”! Learn that certain points of the body when “tapped” will release negative energy and encourage emotional freedom!

Registration is required prior to December 19, 2018. For details email Carolyn Noori or call 414-963-3992.
Other Community Links:
Village of Whitefish Bay | Phone: 414-962-6690 | Fax: 414-962-5651