Monday, November 25, 2019

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

Happy Thanksgiving - Enjoy this time with family and friends. See you at the Holiday Stroll on Friday! Village Hall is closed on Thursday and Friday. To subscribe to our newsletter, click here.
Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing?
What is the leaf collection schedule this week?
Loose leaf collection has ended. Bagged leaf collection begins this week and will continue into early-December (weather permitting).

When is the Holiday Stroll? The Holiday Stroll is Friday, November 29, 2019. Click here for event details.

What is the Holiday refuse and recycling collection schedule?  Click here for collection dates.
Have a question?
The Village Hall phone number is 414-962-6690.
Village Meeting Agendas:
This Week's Meetings:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 26, 6:30 pm, Village Hall Board Room

Looking for something else?

Past meeting agendas and minutes please visit the  Agenda Center  page on the Village Website. Please contact Village Hall with any comments or questions.
Last Week's Meetings:

  • Monday, Nov. 18, 6:00 pm, Village Hall Board Room

  • Tuesday, Nov. 19, 6:00 pm, Village Hall Board Room

  • Thursday, Nov. 21, 5:30 pm, Village Hall Board Room
Upcoming Refuse, Recycling, and Brush Chipper Schedule:
Please note the following changes to the Public Works collection schedule as a result of the Thanksgiving holiday:

  • Refuse and recycling normally picked up on Thursday, November 28, 2019 will be picked up on Tuesday, November 26, 2019

  • Refuse and recycling normally picked up on Friday, November 29, 2019 will be picked up on Wednesday, November 27, 2019

  • The brush chipper will next be making the rounds during the week of December 2, 2019 (weather permitting). Brush should be placed in the parkway between the curb and the sidewalk. 
Updates from the Police Department:
Winter Parking Update:

Due to construction of the North Shore Fire Department station in Whitefish Bay, the fire department lot will not be available for use as an overnight parking permit location this winter. The Village has created a new temporary overnight parking permit area to make up for the lost spots. This area will be on the north side of the 600 block E. Henry Clay St. and extending north onto N. Idlewild Ave to the alley.

Whitefish Bay winter overnight parking regulations take effect December 1st and run through March 31st. Overnight parking from 3:00 am to 5:00 am is only allowed by permit in designated locations.  Please click here for more information.
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.  
News from Village Hall and Public Works:
2020 Village Budget Approved:

The 2020 Village Budget was approved at the Village Board meeting on November 18, 2019. The Village Board and Staff continue to seek strategies to increase efficiency and cost effectiveness, while maintaining exemplary service levels in the Village. 

Please click here to view the adopted 2020 Village Budget. The Letter of Transmittal is a great place to start if you are interested in reviewing the budget document. It provides an introduction to the budget as well as an overview of significant budget impacts. The Year-In-Review provides a great recap of the 2019's year's accomplishments.


Property Tax Information:
Tax bills will be sent out to homes by December 13, 2019. Property Tax information and FAQ's will be provided in the e-newsletter in December.
Year End Leaf Collection Information:

Is curbside loose leaf collection over?
Yes! Curbside loose leaf collection ended last week. Leaves raked to the curb after the crews have made the final pass will not be collected and must be bagged or containerized.

What if I have leaves or yard waste after this week? DPW will pick-up bagged and containerized leaves or yard waste material until the first significant snow fall or through the first week in December.

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. No plastic bags!

What Does The Village Do With The Leaves? Most of the leaves are temporarily stored and composted at a DNR monitored site shared with the City of Glendale. The composted piles are hauled away by a private sod grower and used as sod bedding material.
Don't Miss the Whitefish Bay Holiday Stroll:
Event Information:

The 2019 Holiday Stroll returns to Silv er Spring Drive this Friday, November 29, 2019. Event Details:
  • Parade: Enjoy the annual holiday parade on Silver Spring Drive at 6:00 pm. 
  • Shopping: Holiday promotions and shopping specials will be offered throughout Black Friday throughout downtown Whitefish Bay. 
  • Entertainment:The evening features a tree lighting ceremony, music, gift baskets, and entertainment. Kids will enjoy pony rides, a live DJ, or a visit with Santa and his reindeer.  
Update from the Whitefish Bay Public Library:
Library Thanksgiving Closure:

The Whitefish Bay Public Library will be closed on Thursday, November 28, 2019 and Friday, November 29, 2019 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Regular hours will resume on Saturday, November 30, 2019 (9:30 am to 4:00 pm).
Community Spotlight:
Incoming 4-Year-Old Kindergarten Open House

Whitefish Bay resident children turning four on or before September 1, 2020 and their parents/guardians are invited to the 4K Open House at Richards and Cumberland School. 

  • Richards School – Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • Cumberland School – Friday, December 6, 2019  

The Open House will include a visit to a kindergarten classroom, story time in the library and information sessions with the principals. Click here for Incoming K4 Informational Material.
North Shore Health Department:
Did you know? The Great American Smoke Out is on Thursday, November 21, 2019. While the cessation of traditional cigarette smoking springs to mind, there is no reason not to consider quitting a vaping habit on this day of solidarity, especially if you are a teen.

According to the most recent information from the National Youth Tobacco Survey, vaping among high school students nearly doubled from 12% in 2017 to 21% in 2018. The same strategies that are used to help traditional smokers quit are easily transferable to the fight to become vape free. Make a list of reasons to quit and refer to it often. Carefully pick a quit day and prepare for it. Learn your triggers and avoid them in the early quit stages. Prepare for cravings and withdrawal. Build your support team in advance and always imagine your vape free self. You don’t have to do it alone-help is out there! 

For more ideas on how to quit vaping, go to: https://teen.smokefree.gov/quit-vaping/how-to-quit-vaping and/or consider calling the WI Tobacco Quitline which provides one on one assistance to those in the fight to quit:  https://ctri.wisc.edu/quit-line/
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (Appointment Required)

Tuesday, Nov. 26,
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm,
North Shore Library

Upcoming Adult Health Clinics
(Appointment Required)

Tuesday, Nov. 26,
8:00 am to 10:00 am,
Shorewood Office

Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening 
(No Appointment Required)

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Shorewood Office
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