Monday, April 1, 2019

2019 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
Official Newsletter
Message from the
Village President, Julie Siegel
Friendly reminder! The Spring 2019 Election is tomorrow, April 2, 2019. Check out the story below for a sample ballot and polling place locations. To subscribe to our newsletter, click here .
Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing?
Have a question? The Village Hall phone number is 414-962-6690.
Where can I find election information? 

When does yard waste collection begin?
  • Village wide yard waste collection begins this week. Yard waste must be placed between the curb and sidewalk in sturdy paper bags or in containers that can be emptied. See the story below for details.
Village Meeting Agendas:
This Week's Meetings:

Village Board
  • The Monday, April 1, 2019 Village Board meeting has been cancelled.

  • Thursday, April 4, 5:30 pm, Village Hall Board Room
Last Week's Meetings:

  • Tuesday, March 26, 6:30 pm, Whitefish Bay Public Library

Check out the Village Calendar for more info.
Spring Election Information:
2019 Spring Election

The 2019 Spring Election is Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Polling Locations are open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. A list of polling locations can be found by clicking here.

Please remember that Wisconsin Requires a Photo ID to Vote. To view what's on your ballot visit and type in your address.

Visit the Whitefish Bay election information website for more election related information.
Notice from the Police Department:
When to Call 911:

9-1-1 is for police, fire, or medical emergencies when immediate action is required: someone’s health, safety or property is in jeopardy or a crime is in progress.

Examples of when to call 911
  • An event that involves an immediate threat to a person or property: screams, attacks, gunshots, fire, car accident with injuries or any other medical emergency.
  • A substantive, in-progress crime. This includes fights, break and enters (if there is a suspect on scene) or a report of an impaired driver.
  • A serious crime that has just occurred (e.g., sexual assault or robbery).
  • A suspicious circumstance that may indicate an imminent criminal act (e.g., prowler, vandal).

When to Call Non-Emergency (Examples of Non-Emergency Calls):
  • Reporting a crime with no suspect (e.g., theft of a licence plate).
  • Reporting a crime with suspect, but suspect is not on the scene (e.g., fraud).
  • Reporting a serious crime with suspect, but with a lengthy delay (e.g., assault that occurred last night at a bar).
  • Non-emergency in-progress (e.g., noisy party, drug use).
  • On-going crime issues or crimes that are not in-progress (e.g., graffiti or ongoing drug dealing with no suspect on scene).
Important DPW Reminders:
Lifeguards Needed:
Our neighbors to the north in Fox Point are looking for lifeguards this summer! If you, or someone you know, might be interested in working as a lifeguard for the Fox Point Pool, please send in an application.

Employment applications can be found on Fox Point's website .
Events at the Whitefish Bay Public Library:
Thursday, April 4
  • Mystery Book Club, 7:00 pm, Our Mystery Book Club meets once a month and is led by Patron Services Intern Sharon Nagel. This month we're reading The Black Hour by Lori Rader-Day. Program Information.

Saturday, April 6
  • Saturday Stories, 11:00 am to 11:30 am, This all-ages storytime doesn't require registration. Drop in for stories, songs, and more! All ages. Registration Not Required.
North Shore Health Department:
News from the Health Department:

Did you know? Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in Wisconsin—four times higher than the rate of homicide. But it’s preventable. Prevent Suicide Wisconsin offers five action steps for helping someone in emotional pain.

  1. Ask: “Are you thinking about killing yourself?” It’s not an easy question but studies show that asking at-risk individuals if they are suicidal does not increase suicides or suicidal thoughts. Research shows people who are having thoughts of suicide feel relief when someone asks after them in a caring way. 
  2. Keep them safe: Reducing a suicidal person’s access to highly lethal items or places is an important part of suicide prevention. While this is not always easy, asking if the at-risk person has a plan and removing or disabling the lethal means can make a difference.
  3. Be there: Individuals are more likely to feel less depressed, less suicidal, less overwhelmed, and more hopeful after speaking to someone who listens without judgment.
  4. Help them stay connected: Studies indicate that helping someone at risk create a network of resources and individuals for support and safety can help them take positive action and reduce feelings of hopelessness. 
  5. Follow-up: Staying in touch with someone after they have experienced a crisis or after they have been discharged from care can make a difference. Studies have shown the number of suicide deaths goes down when someone follows up with the at-risk person.  

Death by suicide only captures part of the picture. For every suicide, there are approximately 11 hospitalizations or visits to the emergency department for self-inflicted injuries. If you or someone you know is in crisis, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at: 1-800-273-8255.
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (Appointment Required)

Tuesday, April 9,
10:00 am to 11:00 am,
Brown Deer Office

Thursday, April 11,
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm,
Shorewood Office

Upcoming Adult Health Clinics
(Appointment Required)

Wednesday, April 17,
8:00 am to 10:00 am,
Brown Deer Office

Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening (No Appointment Required)

Wednesday, April 3,
12:15 pm to 1:00 pm,
Lois & Tom Dolan Community Center (4355 W. Bradley)
Contact the North Shore Health Department for appointments: 414-371-2980
Community Spotlight:
News from the Whitefish Bay School District:

All are welcome to attend the Whitefish Bay High School Student Art Show on Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Come prepared to be wowed by the talent and creativity!

Friends of the Visual Arts (FOVA) is the parent support group for the Whitefish Bay High School Art Department. The purpose of the organization is to promote awareness of the visual arts at the high school and raise funds to support the Art Department.

Funds are generated by annual memberships ($25/family) and the spring art sale.
Whitefish Bay Garden Club Public Meeting: Youth Gardening Initiatives in the Bay

The Whitefish Bay Garden Club has a vested interest in supporting the next generation of gardeners in our community. Please join us on April 9, 2019 at 6:30 pm at Lydell Community Center to discuss Youth Gardening Initiatives in the Bay. A panel of teachers and leaders who are involved in youth gardening efforts will each present their organizations and their goals and current or previous projects.

We will have representatives from WFB High School, WFB Middle School, Cumberland and Richards Elementary schools. Come hear how our young people are learning about gardening and creating a sustainable environment. 
Other Community Links:
Village of Whitefish Bay | Phone: 414-962-6690 | Fax: 414-962-5651