Monday, January 20, 2020

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

Congratulations to Whitefish Bay High School for being rated the number one Public School in Wisconsin in the 2020 ratings! To subscribe to our newsletter, click here
Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing?
Where do I place my refuse and recycling cart in the snow? Please utilize your driveway apron or clear a portion of the 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.

What is the property tax deadline? The first installment or full payment of taxes are due Friday, January 31, 2020.  Click here for more information.
Have a question?
The Village Hall phone number is 414-962-6690.
Village Meeting Agendas:
This Week's Meetings:

Village Board - CANCELLED
  • Monday, January 20, 6:00 pm, Village Hall Board Room

  • Thursday, Jan. 23, 5:30 pm, Village Hall Board Room
Last Week's Meetings:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 14, 6:15 pm, Village Hall Board Room

For other meeting agendas and minutes please visit the  Agenda Center page on the Village Website.
2019 Adopted Comprehensive Plan:
The adopted 2019 Whitefish Bay Comprehensive Plan is now available on the village website.

The plan guides the future growth and development in the Village of Whitefish Bay. The Comprehensive Plan contains the nine required elements required by Wisconsin State Statute 66.1001 including the following elements: Issues and Opportunities, Housing, Transportation, Utilities and Community Facilities, Agriculture, Natural, and Cultural Resources, Economic Development, Intergovernmental Cooperation, Land Use, and Implementation.

Prior to the 2019 update, the Village of Whitefish Bay Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2009.
Consaul Commons Clock Restoration:
The iconic Verdin clock tower just south of Consaul Commons underwent restoration over the past several months.

Restoration included repairs for the metal frame, replacement of the clock crystals, replacement of the photosenor lights, repair and calibration to the internal components, and a fresh coat of paint.

The clock was placed in the park in 1988 during a streetscape improvement and repair project along Silver Spring Drive. It was an antique at the time of installation.
Last Week For Christmas Tree Pickup:
Village crews will continue to collect Christmas trees through this week (Monday, January 20, 2020).

There is no scheduled pick up date for tree collection. Please have tree(s) on the parkway by 7:00 am on Monday's. Everything must be removed from the tree to be acceptable for collection (e.g. no lights, no ornaments, no garland, etc...)

Christmas Wreaths, Garland, and Pine Boughs should be placed in refuse cart for collection. Wreaths that are too large to fit in the refuse cart can be placed on the ground near the cart.
Job Openings with the North Shore Health Department and Library:
North Shore Health Department
Job Opening:

The North Shore Health Department is recruiting for a Public Health Program Manager. The Manager will manage a broad spectrum of public health programs including public health emergency preparedness and community health initiatives int he North Shore.

The complete position description and application information can be found on the Village of Brown Deer's website.For more information contact Ann Christiansen at
Library Job Opening:

The Whitefish Bay Public Library is hiring a Circulation Assistant. Are you an energetic, creative, service-oriented person who enjoys working with the public? Do you have an appreciation for libraries, books, and reading?

If so, we want you to join our team at the Whitefish Bay Public Library! The Whitefish Bay Public Library has an immediate opening for a part-time Circulation Assistant who will work primarily at the Circulation Services desk assisting our patrons. Click here to learn more!
Events at the Whitefish Bay Public Library:
Tuesday, January 21:
Whitefish Bay TALKS: A Year in the Life of the Ojibwa with Barbara Gross, 6:30 pm, Join Barbara Gross as she describes a year in the life of the Ojibwa. Using objects she will bring, she will discuss how the people lived from season to season in harmony with Mother Earth and her children. The stories are gathered from her Mother as well as other family members.

About Barbara Gross: Barbara is en enrolled member of the Red Lake Nation of Ojibwas. She is a bead artist and storyteller in the tradition of her Nation. She has taught various classes in traditional beading. She is also an accomplished quilter.
Barbara and her husband Robert are long time residents of Whitefish Bay and are avid users of the Whitefish Bay Library. Registration Preferred.
Wednesday, January 22:
Author Nick Petrie, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, Author Nick Petrie returns to the Whitefish Bay Public Library for his 5th installment of Peter Ash series, The Wild One. Petrie's books will be available for purchase by Boswell Books.  No registration necessary.
Community Spotlight:
Announcing Bay Bridge:

Bay Bridge is a new nonpartisan group recently founded in Whitefish Bay which works to build bridges within and between communities in support of racial & cultural diversity, equity, and justice. We bring together people of color and white allies in courageous, safe, and welcoming environments to advance equity in the arts, nutrition & food justice, education, employment, & other areas as identified. Our hope is to raise awareness of unconscious implicit bias - thereby disrupting the deleterious effects that unawareness can cause for everyone in a community, but especially for people of color. 

Please bring a friend & join us for a Community Planning Session February 5, 2020 at the
Whitefish Bay Public Library from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Our meeting will be facilitated by Kellie J. Sigh, President of KJS Consulting. 

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'55 and Better' at the Recreation Department:

Tuesday, January 28, “12 Ways to Live a Green Lifestyle”: This presentation covers multiple environmental topics. Living an eco-friendly life can be possible. Join “Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful” as we discuss easy and accessible ways to reduce your carbon footprint. Presentation given by a representative from the Milwaukee Recycling Facility. Lunch menu: Swedish meatballs in gravy over parsley noodles, fresh mixed vegetables, kidney bean salad, bread sticks, chocolate brownie, milk and Starbucks coffee. Doors open at 11:30 pm with lunch at 12:00 pm and presentation at 12:45 pm. Cost $9.00. Contact Carolyn Noori at 414-963-3992 or Registration is required by January 22, 2020. Please spread the word and invite friends!
Free Throw Contest:

Come on out and show us your skills! Whitefish Bay Recreation and Community Education hosts its annual Free Throw Contest for girls and boys, grades 3-8 on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the Whitefish Bay High School Field House at 11:00 am registration and check in. Start time 11:30 am. Late arrivals will not be allowed to participate. Boys and girls compete separately in each grade division and will attempt 20 throws. The winning boy and girl from each grade division will receive a trophy and move on to compete in a county wide Free Throw Contest in March. 
North Shore Health Department:
Did you know? Governor Tony Evers proclaimed January 2020 as Cervical Health Awareness Month here in Wisconsin. NSHD is working with the Wisconsin Immunization and Wisconsin Well Woman programs to raise awareness of cancers, including cervical cancer, caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV). The best protection against HPV related cancers is vaccination for both boys and girls at ages 11-12 years. In 2016, about half of preteens and teens in Milwaukee County reported having received at least one HPV vaccine (in the series). Many teenagers remain unprotected against HPV related cancers because they never start or don’t finish the full series of vaccination. By remaining incompletely vaccinated, these adolescents remain vulnerable to cancers caused by HPV infections. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to talk to their child’s doctor or nurse at their next health care visit. If a preteen has not received all doses of the HPV vaccine, make an appointment to get him or her vaccinated today! Click here for more info regarding the HPV vaccine.

Regular screening for cervical cancer via the Pap test and/or HPV testing is another effective way to protect cervical health. According to the American Cancer Society, all women should begin cervical cancer testing (screening) at age 21.  Click here for more information about cervical cancer screening tests, schedules and recommendations.

Information about free local screening tests for cervical cancer is available at Wisconsin Well Woman. Through this program, women aged 45-64 years may be eligible for services if they meet certain income and insurance guidelines. To learn more and see if you qualify, visit the website. 
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (Appointment Required)

Tuesday, Jan. 21,
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm,
Brown Deer Office

Wednesday, Jan. 22,
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Shorewood Office

Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening 
(No Appointment Required)

Wednesday, Jan. 22
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Shorewood Office

Tuesday, Jan. 28
1:30 pm to 2:00 pm
WFB Sr. Center
(5205 Lydell Avenue) 

Contact the North Shore Health Department for appointments:
Other Community Links:
Village of Whitefish Bay | Phone: 414-962-6690 | Fax: 414-962-5651