2017 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
News and Calendar

Monday, December 4, 2017

Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel:

Welcome to this week's Village Newsletter.  

Thanks to the Merchants of Whitefish Bay and Ideal for the beautiful 22-foot tree at Consaul Commons this year.  Enjoy the wonderful shopping opportunities in the Village this month.

Julie Siegel
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Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing:

When is the last Leaf Collection Pickup?


Where do I pay my Property Taxes now that Village Hall is under renovation?


What is the holiday Trash and Recycling Pickup Schedule?

Upcoming Events
Mon., Dec. 4 - Mon., Dec. 11

Mon., Dec. 4 
  • This is the last week for the Chipper - please place chippable items out on parkway this morning - it will begin at 7:00am.

Wed., Dec. 6
  • 55+ Better: Whitefish Bay Community Center 1:00pm
    Learn stress relieving techniques with Lynn Shaner PHD through mind/ wellness integrative practices!  Keep calm and carry on through the holidays and beyond with these techniques!  This is free but you must be registered by December 4th.
  • WFB Library -    Discovery Time: Snowflakes! 4:00-5:00pm.  Registration began Fri., Dec. 1. Are any two snowflakes alike? Join us as we explore the science and beauty behind snowflakes with hands-on activities and art projects!
Thurs., Dec. 7
  • 55+ Better: Today is the last day to register for the Whitefish bay Community Center's "A Civil War Christmas Show," featuring the highly talented and entertaining "Sigma Alpha Iota Ladies" held on Tues., Dec. 12. Lunch is also included, the menu is honey ham with pineapple, scalloped potatoes, peas and carrots, green salad, fresh rolls, cherry cake, milk and Starbucks coffee. Cost: $9.00. Doors open at 11:30am, lunch at 12:00, performance at 12:45pm.

Sat., Dec. 9
  • WFB Library LEGO Block Party 11:00am-12:00noon. All ages. No registration required. Have some constructive fun with Blocks, LEGOS, boxes, and other building materials. Come show off your building skills! 

Plan Ahead: Large Audience Expected WFB Library TALKS
Whitefish Bay Library TALKS with Jeff Aikin and Tom Fehring
Tuesday, December 12, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Historic Whitefish Bay: A Celebration of Architecture and Character is the newest addition to The History Press. The book, which includes a color insert and more than 100 images, written by local authors Jefferson J. Aikin and Thomas H. Fehring, was released on October 16, 2017. Incorporated in 1892, Whitefish Bay is a pleasant, verdant village that is home to more than fourteen thousand people. More than half of its five thousand houses and other structures have been deemed historic or architecturally important. Even casual passersby can attest to the architectural significance of these buildings, and while the personal history attached to them is less apparent, it is no less dramatic. Their walls retain the stories of their remarkable inhabitants, from the outhouse where the first village president disappeared in 1899 with $20,000 in public funds, to the lakeside Beaux-Arts mansion built by a Schlitz Brewing Company heir with eight varieties of Italian marble. Jefferson J. Aikin and Thomas H. Fehring examine these landmark treasures and the legacy of the residents they help preserve. 

Wednesday, Dec. 13 Coyote Public Forum
All are invited to attend this informative session regarding coyotes.
Wednesday, December 13, at the Whitefish Bay High School Auditorium, 6:00-8:00pm
Address: 1200 E. Fairmount Ave, Door 10, (at Ardmore Ave) Whitefish Bay, WI 53217
Village Hall News, Meeting Agendas and Summaries
Village Hall and the Police Department have relocated to the  DPW, 155 W. Fairmount Ave, Whitefish Bay, WI (Fairmount and Lydell) through fall 2018. 

Village Hall Renovation  Relocation Details available here Renovation Updates posted here .

Upcoming Meetings:
Monday, Dec., 4, 7:00pm, WFB Library Program Room

Thursday, Dec. 7, 5:30pm, WFB Library Program Room

Summary of Meetings:

Nov. 16, 2017, 5:30 PM @ Whitefish Bay Public Library - Program Room
All agenda items approved.
HolidaypickupHoliday Garbage and Recycling  Pickup Day Changes:

Mon., Dec. 25 garbage and recycling collections will occur on Wed., Dec. 27
Tues., Dec. 26 garbage and recycling collections will occur on Thurs., Dec. 28
Mon., Jan. 1 garbage and recycling collections will occur on Tues., Jan. 2
Village Hall and Police Department operations will be shared with DPW at their location at 155 W Fairmount Ave at Lydell until Fall 2018. Free parking, wheelchair accessible.
Holiday Garbage and Recycling Pickup Day Changes:
Mon., Dec. 25 garbage and recycling collections will occur on Wed., Dec. 27
Tues., Dec. 26 garbage and recycling collections will occur on Thurs., Dec. 28
Mon., Jan. 1 garbage and recycling collections will occur on Tues., Jan. 2

LeafPickupLeaf, Yard Waste and Chipper Pickup Information
  • Weather permitting, leaves and yard waste that is bagged or containerized will be collected this week of December 4. Snow/freezing conditions will result in the discontinuation of this collection.
  • Last Chipper Week - due to record-setting leaf collection last week, the chipper will be going out this week Mon., Dec. 4 starting at 7:00am. 
  • Starting this week, Dec. 4, leaves and yard waste should be bagged for pickup, but chippable materials should be put loose on the parkway.
  • This week, Dec. 4-8 will be the final collection of both leaves and yard waste as well as chippable materials for 2017. Please put all bagged leaves and yardwaste, and non-bagged chippable items on the parkway by 7am on Monday, Dec. 4.
  • After Dec. 8, residents can dispose of these items at the Village's transfer station at 3801 N Morris Blvd in Shorewood. The transfer station is open from 8 am to 2 pm on the first Saturday of the month. The next day for bringing items such as yard waste, leaves and chippable items is Saturday, January 6, 2018. Some fees apply, no hazardous materials allowed - see their website here.
What goes in the Chipper?  Acceptable woody chipping materials are tree branches and large woody shrubs that are to be placed on the parkway. 

Cramer Street Storm Sewer Improvement Project (Glendale Avenue to Wilshire Road)
To address surface flooding due to heavy rain events, the Village is proceeding on this project to add additional storm sewer system capacity. Some needed sanitary and water utility work is taking place as well, along with the replacement of lead water services.  This project is expected to be completed shortly.
Recycling Information 
Changes to Property Tax Billing and Utility Billing
PropertyTax Important 2017 Property Tax Payment Information:
Due to limited parking and space at temporary location, we are asking residents to pay their tax bill one of the following ways this year:

1)      Via US Mail (envelope provided with your tax bill)
2)      In person at Associated Bank 430 E Silver Spring Dr.
3)      Online at  www.wfbvillage.org

Property Tax bills are sent to residents by December 15, 2017. The first  installment or payment in full is due January 31, 2018.

Tax payments are processed on a daily basis.  Receipts and payment information can be found via the Village website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  

Change to Quarterly from Tri-Annual Billing
As you may have noticed for the last few months on your water utility statement, t h Whitefish Bay Water Utility will be switching from a rolling tri-annual billing schedule to a quart erly billing schedule beginning in 2018.  All water utility customers will be on the sam e quarterly billing cyc le and will have the same bill date and due date.
For more information about bill payment during Village Hall relocation to 155 W. Fairmount: see http://www.wfbvillage.org/289/Utility-Billing.

TrashTrash and Recycling Program Changes

Status update as of November 21, 2017: The Village Board authorized the 95-gallon cart, gray in color with a gray lid, to be standard for the new automated trash collection program. As part of the initial cart distribution, residents will each receive the standard 95-gallon cart (same size as the recycling cart provided by the Village). Residents will have the option of requesting a smaller, 64-gallon cart. A smaller 32-gallon cart may be permitted in cases of exemptions.  Any future changes in trash cart size will be at cost to the resident, including when a property is sold. Lastly, additional carts will be permitted to be purchased at a cost, plus an administrative fee. All carts will remain the property of the Village.
You are invited to attend the upcoming Public Works Committee Meetings which will address changes to the Trash and Recycling Programs. The next meeting will be Monday, December 11, at 6pm at the WFB Library Program Room. 
The topic of that meeting will be the exemption application process for automated trash collection cart-to-curb requirements. All meeting dates and agendas are posted here and updated as information becomes available:  http://www.wfbvillage.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=51. 
Trash and Recycling Program Information is on the Village Website is here which will be updated following each decision about the program.
Status Update as of September 12, 2017: The Village Board voted to authorize the implementation of a Village provided cart program to be placed near the curb or alley edge by the resident utilizing the automated collection process effective May 7, 2018 and directed village staff to develop an implementation plan that includes an exception process and to set the implementation date for the recycling program changes as of May 7, 2018. 

The North Shore Health Department (NSHD) strives to promote and protect the health and safety of the people in the North Shore. One of the ways we protect the health and safety of our residents is by responding to communicable/infectious diseases. A communicable disease, also known as an infectious disease, is an illness transmitted through direct contact with an infected individual or animal - or indirectly through contact with a vector such as a mosquito, tick or plant, with blood or bodily fluids, or by breathing in an airborne virus or bacteria. As part of Wisconsin State Statute, 252 - Communicable Diseases, the NSHD is required to follow up and respond to all Category I and II diseases and conditions considered to have significant public health impact.

Some reportable diseases include Salmonella, E.coli, Mumps, Measles, Tuberculosis, etc. Some diseases are preventable through vaccination (i.e Measles, Mumps, Chicken Pox). If you are unsure if you have been vaccinated for a certain disease you can visit the Wisconsin Immunization Registry (WIR) at https://www.dhfswir.org to access your immunization record. If you do not have a record, your physician can order antibody testing to test for immunity. The presence of IgG antibodies means a person is immune through either vaccination or a past infection. The presence of IgM antibodies shows a current or recent infection.

If you are diagnosed with a reportable disease, your local health department may be contacting you. It is important to help stop the spread of germs by avoiding close contact with people when sick and staying home from work and school. This will help stop the spread of disease and also allow time for you to get well!

Visit CDC.gov for more tips and information.

Health Insurance Market Place Deadline Reminder
If you don't have health insurance through your employer, Medicare, Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or another source that provides qualifying health coverage, the Marketplace can help you get covered. The 2018 Open Enrollment Period runs from November 1, 2017 to December 15, 2017. For more information visit: https://www.healthcare.gov/quick-guide/dates-and-deadlines/
Last week at the health department
Over the past several weeks, staff have been involved in reviewing and updating the upcoming North Shore Community Health Survey. This is a collaborative effort funded by Aurora Health Care, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Ascension, Froedtert Health, and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare to survey Milwaukee County and North Shore residents about their general health and health behaviors. It is a telephone survey conducted every three years beginning in 2003. The survey results provide an overview of the varying health issues impacting North Shore residents. This information guides the health department's community health initiatives. The telephone survey will be administered this spring with results published next fall. For previous NS Community Health Survey results, visit http://www.nshealthdept.org/Portals/NsHealthDept.org/CHA%202015.pdf.

Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.

Tuesday, December 12th - 10:00-11:00am- Brown Deer
Thursday, December 14th - 3:00-4:30pm- Shorewood
Tuesday, December 19th 7:30-9 a.m., Shorewood
Wednesday, December 20th - 3:30-4:30 p.m., Brown Deer

Upcoming Adult Health Clinics (appointment required) - Blood analysis for cholesterol, glucose and triglycerides, blood pressure, weight check and a nurse consultation.  Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.

Wednesday, December 20th  - 8:00-10:00am- Brown Deer

Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening (walk-ins welcome - no appointment necessary)
Wednesday, December 6th - 12:15 1:00 pm - Lois and Tom Dolan Community Center, Brown Deer
Tuesday, December 12th - 1:30-2:30pm- Lydell Community Center
Wednesday, December 27th 3:30-4:30 pm- Shorewood

For the most up-to-date information on upcoming clinics and screenings, visit the Clinics page of our website at:  http://www.nshealthdept.org/Clinics

JOIN NIXLE: Recent Crime Email Notification
If you would like to join the Police Department alert system and receive emails directly to your inbox regarding recent police incidents, sign up here. It is called the Nixle and will be so identified when you receive email/texts from the program.
Click here for the Nixle Sign-Up Link
Now that the weather has turned cold, many people like to let their vehicles warm up before driving. Thieves know this and take it as an opportunity to steal vehicles. Please do not leave your vehicle running with the keys in it. 

Please be aware of any packages shipping to your home, and have someone bring them in or keep an eye on them for you until you can retrieve them. There is a new Amazon lockbox option at Whole Foods on Prospect Avenue in Milwaukee.

Coyote Forum:
On Wednesday, December 13, 2017, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, the Whitefish Bay Police Department will be holding a community meeting concerning coyote management at the Whitefish Bay High School Auditorium. Dianne Robinson a Wildlife Biologist from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Julia Robson the Assistant Natural Areas Coordinator for the Milwaukee County Department of Parks will have a presentation on the urban coyote phenomena and we will answer questions regarding urban coyote existence in our community.
Address: Whitefish Bay High School Auditorium, 1200 E. Fairmount, Door 10, (at Ardmore Ave) Whitefish Bay, WI 53217
Coyotes are a common sight in and around our houses and cities, but what should you do if you see one? Learn about coyote ecology and behavior from local wildlife experts, and hear about what you can do if you have a concerning situation with a coyote. We will answer questions regarding urban coyote existence in our community.
About the presenters:
Dianne Robinson graduated with a B.S in Wildlife Ecology and Management from UW-Stevens Point, and an M.S. in Wildlife Fisheries and Sciences from Texas A&M University. She is the Milwaukee County Wildlife Biologist and Southern Fox Wildlife Educator with the Wisconsin DNR. She has assisted numerous citizens, organizations, and municipalities with coyote management options throughout Wisconsin.
Julia Robson graduated from UW-Milwaukee with a degree in Conservation & Environmental Sciences and Biological Sciences. She is the Assistant Natural Areas Coordinator for Milwaukee County Parks and coordinates the Milwaukee County Coyote Watch. She has worked in urban wildlife and natural resource management for 6+ years in Milwaukee County.
Police Non-Emergency Phone: 414-351-9900
Call 911 if you see suspicious activity especially if they are not your neighbors.
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Community Links

Kiwanis ClubThe 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".

Sat., Dec. 16 8:00am-11:00am, Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at St. Monica Hall, 5900 N. Santa Monica, Whitefish Bay,  Door #1 from parking lot off Lakeview Ave. $7 adult (10 and up), $5 per child (>2 years). Proceeds benefit Kiwanis charities.


Learn more about the North Shore Health Department and visit us at www.nshealthdept.org and like us on Facebook .
Click Here for the Online Guide on Opioid Addiction.
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WFB 55+ and Better Program: Register at the WFB Community Center. For more information please contact Carolyn Noori at 414-963-3992


Monthly Schedule: 
  • Stitching: 9am-12noon 2nd and 4th Mondays - creating teddy bears for people in need.
  • Knitting: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 10am to 12noon at the Woman's Club. Knitting hats for the deployed soldiers.
  • Bridge: 1pm Bridge Club 2nd and 4th Thursdays

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