Monday, December 9, 2019

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

Thank you to the Merchants of Whitefish Bay for hosting the Holiday Stroll. What a fabulous event! Be sure to shop local for the holidays. Click here for more information on the Merchants of Whitefish BayTo subscribe to our newsletter, click here.
Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing?
What is the leaf collection schedule this week?
Bagged leaf collection continues this week (weather permitting). Bags and containers must weigh less than 50 pounds. Curbside loose leaf collection has ended.

When will I receive my Tax Bill? Tax bills will be sent out to residents no later than December 13, 2019. Property tax information and instructions will be included in next week's newsletter. Also, the Village Property Tax website will be updated with info and payment instructions at that time.
Have a question?
The Village Hall phone number is 414-962-6690.
Village Meeting Agendas:
This Week's Meetings:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 10, 4:30 pm, Village Hall Board Room

  • Tuesday, Dec. 10, 6:15 pm, Village Hall Board Room
Last Week's Meetings:

  • Monday, Dec. 2, 6:00 pm, Village Hall Board Room

Past meeting agendas and minutes please visit the  Agenda Center page on the Village Website.
December 2019 Bay Leaves:
  • Holiday Foods and Hand Washing from the North Shore Health Department.
  • Breakfast with Santa Information from Kiwanis
  • A Thank you from the from the Merchants of Whitefish Bay.
  • A Holiday Gift Idea from the Historic Preservation Commission
  • A Thank you to Volunteers from the Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation
  • Become a Hydrant Hero from the North Shore Fire Department.
  • Pet Licensing from MADACC.
  • Silver Spring Park story from the Whitefish Bay Garden Club.
  • Upcoming Events from the Whitefish Bay Public Library.
  • Winter activities from the Recreation and Community Education Department.
  • December events and information from the Whitefish Bay School District.
  • Winter Reminders from Public Works.
Important Info from Public Works:
We need your help cleaning up our Recycling!

The Village has recently 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. Plastic bags cannot be placed in your blue recycling cart. Bring them into one of the following locations:

1. Whitefish Bay Public Library during normal business hours
2. Sendik’s - Whitefish Bay
3. Metro Market - Shorewood
4. Pick n Save - Glendale
Year End Leaf Collection Information:

Is curbside loose leaf collection over? Yes! The deadline to place loose leaves in the street has passed. Going forward, leaves will need to be bagged or containerized. The collection of bagged/containerized leaves will continue into December, weather permitting.

Where do I place my leaves? 
Leaves must be containerized, which means in paper yard waste bags OR reusable hard plastic cans or carts. Containers must weigh 50 pounds or less.
School District Community Newsletter:
  • Safety Update II: Timely Reporting Matters
  • Welcome Newly Appointed Board Members
  • Richards Host School Report December 11—All are welcome!
  • Richards Receives Project ADAM Certification
  • District and School Report Card Results
  • Share Our Story -- Memorable Facebook Posts
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Upcoming Whitefish Bay School District Concerts:
  • December 9, 2019, 7:00 pm: Middle School Choir Concert
  • December 10, 2019, 7:30 pm: High School Jazz Band Concert
  • December 12, 2019, 7:30 pm: High School Music Department Concert
Police Department Job Opening:
Police Department Job Opening

The Whitefish Bay Police Department is accepting applications to fill a vacancy for the position of Police Officer. Please visit   http://www.wilenet.org/ and click on the Law Enforcement Employment Opportunities link for a full job posting and details about how to apply.

A DJ-LE-330 form is required. Do not complete the standard Village of Whitefish Bay online job application.You must complete the DJ-LE-330 form found by following the link above.  Email completed applications to Lieutenant Patrick Whitaker at  p.whitaker@wfbvillage.org.  
Events at the Whitefish Bay Public Library:
Tuesday, December 10:
STEAM Storytime: The Napping House, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, We'll share this classic story and then work on our balancing skills! Can you keep a snoring grandma, a slumbering child, and all the animals on the bed?  Grades K4-K5. Registration Required.
Thursday, December 12:
Coding for Kids, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Using code.org, we'll be practicing sequencing, loops, conditions, and more! Grades 3rd-5th. Registration Required.
Monday, December 16:
Science Explorers: Hexbug Mazes, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Create elaborate mazes out of ordinary household materials for your hexbug to navigate! Will it find its way? Grades 1st-2nd. Registration Required.
Monday, December 16:
Whitefish Bay TALKS: Wisconsin Cheese Cookbook Author Kristine Hansen, 6:30 pm, Kristine will talk about some of the recipes found in her book, and we’ll also have a sample of cheeses to try during the presentation. Books will be available for sale.  Registration preferred.
Community Spotlight:
Whitefish Bay Little League Registration:

Online registration is underway
for the 2020 baseball season!
Whitefish Bay Little League is
a baseball league for boys and
girls of all skill and experience levels.
  • Regular online registration: December 1 - January 15
  • Late registration: January 16 - January 31 ($50 Late Fee Applies)
  • For registration information, visit www.wfbll.com
Kiwanis Breakfast with Santa:

The Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast with Santa is Saturday, December 14 from 8:00 am to 11:00 am at Dominican High School (120 E Silver Spring Drive, Whitefish Bay). Enjoy visiting and pictures with Santa, raffles, face painting, story-telling and breakfast, including pancakes, sausage, juice, milk & coffee. Tickets are available at the door, at Winkie’s Variety Store, or from a Kiwanis member - $8 per adult (10 & up) and $5 per child (over 2 years of age). Proceeds benefit Kiwanis charities. For more info contact: northshorekiwanis1950@gmail.com
North Shore Health Department:
Did you know? It’s not too late to receive your flu shot! December 2-8th is National Influenza Vaccination week.
We may sound like a broken record here, still harping about flu vaccine, but it is for good reason backed by sound data. 

Influenza is a potentially serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death, especially in the very old and very young. In Wisconsin alone, just since September 2019, there have been 6 deaths and 57 influenza-associated hospitalizations (3 in the North Shore area) and these numbers will only be climbing as the flu season progresses. 

An annual seasonal flu vaccine for everyone six months of age and older is the best way to help protect against flu-not only for you, but also for all of those around you. 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
  • Protect babies unable to get the vaccine

While CDC recommends getting vaccinated against the flu by the end of October each year, they encourage vaccination through January or later as flu seasons have lengthened over the years. People have been diagnosed with the flu well into the Spring, meaning it is not too late to get your flu shot. 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. The North Shore Health Department offers an assortment of flu immunizations, including:
  • Quadrivalent flu shots for $40
  • Preservative free quadrivalent flu shots for $45
  • High dose flu shots (ages 65 and over) for $65 (We can bill medicare.)
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (Appointment Required)

Tuesday, Dec. 10,
10:00 am to 11:00 am,
Brown Deer Office

Thursday, Dec. 12,
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Shorewood Office

Upcoming Adult Health Clinics
(Appointment Required)

Wednesday, Dec. 18,
8:00 am to 10:00 am,
Brown Deer Office

Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening 
(No Appointment Required)

Tuesday, Dec. 17,
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