Monday, November 21, 2022

Village of Whitefish Bay Official Weekly Newsletter

Message from the Village President, Kevin Buckley

I wish all of Whitefish Bay a warm and happy Thanksgiving. Our village is rich with blessings to be shared!
I hope to see you this Friday at 6pm, for the Holiday Stroll down Silver Spring. I'll be the one in warm coat and hat, waving. 

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Why Is The Village Hall Phone Ringing?

What is the Thanksgiving refuse and recycling collection schedule?

Refuse/Recycling normally picked up on Thursday, November 24, 2022, will be picked up on Tuesday, November 22, 2022.

Refuse/Recycling normally picked up on Friday, November 25, 2022, will be picked up on Wednesday, November 23, 2022.


When is Village Hall closed for the Thanksgiving holiday?

Village Hall and Police Administration are closed Thursday, November 24, 2022, and Friday, November 25, 2022. Normal office hours resume on Monday, November 28, 2022.


When is leaf collection this week?

Leaf collection will take place Monday through Wednesday this week as a result of the holiday. Leaf collection will end the week of November 28, 2022. More details below!


When is the FINAL brush chipper collection?

Brush/Chipper material will be collected by Village crews next week (beginning Monday, November 28). The week of the 28th will be the FINAL week of brush chipper collection.

Have a question? Send us an email or give us a call at (414) 962-6690.

Village Meeting Agendas:

This Week's Meetings:

Board of Trustees

  • Monday, November 21, 6:00 p.m., Village Hall Board Room and via Zoom.
  • PUBLIC HEARING and possible action on the 2023 Budget.

Last Week's Meetings:

Plan Commission

  • Tuesday, November 15, 5:00 p.m., Village Hall Board Room.

Community Development Authority

  • Tuesday, November 15, 6:00 p.m., Village Hall Board Room.

Library Board Meeting

  • Tuesday, November 15, 6:30 p.m., WFB Library.

Historic Preservation Commission

  • Wednesday, November 16, 7:30 p.m., First Floor Conference Room.

Architectural Review Commission

  • Thursday, November 17, 5:30 p.m., Village Hall Board Room.

For other meeting agendas and minutes, please visit the Agenda Center page.

Updates from Village Hall:

2023 Village Budget - Public Hearing

Monday, November 21st at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room at Village Hall

Approval Process: The culmination of the budget process is the adoption of the budget by the Board of Trustees. Tax bills are generated in December using the levy amounts approved in the budget.

In addition to serving as a financial outline for the upcoming year, Whitefish Bay's budget serves as a policy and project outline, a communication tool, and an operations plan. Whitefish Bay Annually receives GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award placing Whitefish Bay among the top five percent of its peers for excellence in municipal budgeting.

Budget Document: Click here to view the 2023 Draft Budget

Citizen Volunteer Needed!

The Village of Whitefish Bay is accepting applications from citizens who are interested in volunteering to serve on the Public Works Committee.

The Public Works Committee provides recommendations to the Village Board and Public Works Department with regards to parks, public rights-of-way, parkway trees, refuse and recycling collection, snow and ice control, streets and sidewalks, and the sanitary/storm sewer system. The committee consists of three members of the Village Board along with two citizen representatives (one vacancy). The Committee typically meets monthly at an agreed upon time.

Residents who are interested in any of the vacancies should click here to fill out an application. Application deadline is 4:30 p.m. on Monday, November 28th. Please email Village Manager Paul Boening with questions.


Merchants of Whitefish Bay

Check out the 2022 Holiday Event Guide Here!

All the information you need for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and more!

"Time Flies" - Dedication Ceremony

In early 2021, local artist Richard Edelman reached out to former Village President Julie Siegel and expressed interest in creating and donating a custom sculpture for installation at Consaul Commons. Richard is a North Shore native, and his studio is based in Fox Point. He has fond memories of spending time on Silver Spring Dr., and he was excited about the potential to contribute to the redevelopment effort at Consaul Commons. Although he is based in the North Shore, Richard’s works can be found worldwide.

On January 17, 2022, the Village Board of Trustees formally accepted the donation of the "Time Flies" sculpture which was subsequently installed in late September.

In conjunction with Small Business Saturday, a dedication ceremony will be held for the sculpture installation.

Please join in celebrating this marvelous public art with the artist Richard Edelman, and the Merchants of Whitefish Bay at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 26, at Consaul Commons. Hope to see you there!

Two Weeks Left For Curbside Leaf Collection:

Two Weeks Left For Curbside Leaf Collection:


Collection is weekly, but there is no specific collection schedule. The DPW will run yard waste crews to pick-up leaves until the first significant snowfall or through December 2, 2022.


Collection is dependent on crew availability and the volume of leaves that need to be collected. Leaves should be placed in the in the street, near the curb but away from storm inlets. Frequently asked questions about the curbside collection program can be found here.

Updates From The Whitefish Bay Library:

Fall Storytimes

Mondays, 10 a.m., Beginning November 7

Thursdays, 10 a.m., Beginning November 10

To register, visit our Events Calendar at: m=11&y=2022

Join us for a fun, educational storytime perfect for all ages. We'll share stories, songs, flannels, and more! Storytime will be held in the Tower of the children's area. Please register for any updates.

STEAM Building Challenge: The Floor is Lava!

Tuesday, November 22, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Grades K5-2nd

Please Register:

The floor is lava! And your STEAM building challenge is to rescue as many animals as possible from the lava by building a structure with only the materials given to you. 

Thanksgiving Holiday Closing

On Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25, the library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. The library will resume with regular hours on Saturday, November 26.

Whitefish Bay Public Library Foundation

Established in 2021, the Whitefish Bay Public Library Foundation mobilizes private support to enhance the Library’s services, collections, programs, and technology. The Whitefish Bay Public Library Foundation is kicking off an 85th Anniversary Campaign, in recognition of the Whitefish Bay Public Library celebrating 85 years in 2022. We embark on our 85th Anniversary Campaign with a goal to raise $2,500,000 in 3 years, to enable the Library to offer enhanced services now and in the years to come. You can learn more about the Foundation and the campaign at

School District of Whitefish Bay:

Save the Date!

Thanksgiving Break is November 23-28.

November District Newsletter:

The District Newsletters are one of several ways the District works toward comprehensive communications with the community. Read the November Newsletter and sign up to receive monthly newsletters during the school year.

Incoming 4K Overview: December 9, 2022

Whitefish Bay resident families of students who turn four on or before September 1, 2023, are invited to a 4K overview at Cumberland or Richards Elementary on Friday, December 9, 2022, at either 9:15 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. The event will be hosted by the Elementary Principals and include a welcome from the 4K teachers, a short story with the Library Media Specialists, and a question and answer session. Registration will be available on each school’s website: Cumberland; Richards. Contact Cumberland (414-963-3943) or Richards (414-963-3951) with any questions.

Holiday COVID-19 Testing for District Students & Staff

As the holidays are approaching, the District and Accelerated Labs would like to make sure there are continued COVID-19 testing options for district students and staff throughout holiday breaks. 

Please note testing will not be available November 24-25, December 23-26, and December 30-January 2. Additional testing information is available on our website.

Join Whitefish Bay Blue Duke Nation Alumni & Friends today!

The Whitefish Bay School District and Whitefish Bay Public Education Foundation invite you to join the Whitefish Bay Blue Duke Nation Alumni & Friends, a new online community for Whitefish Bay Public School alumni and friends. Members can connect, keep up with one another, and find out about alumni and District news and events. 

The WFB Blue Duke Nation mission is to build and sustain a network of Blue Dukes both past and present. This network will harness the collective talents and experiences of alumni to cultivate a vibrant and inclusive community committed to deepening connections with one another and finding ways to invest in opportunities for future Blue Dukes.

Whitefish Bay Public School Alumni, staff, parents, and community friends are encouraged to sign up. It is free to join and members receive monthly updates on alumni and district events, class reunions, alumni news, and volunteer opportunities such as sharing your story and mentoring current students. An alumni directory allows members to get in touch with friends and classmates.

We invite you to sign up for the organization today and explore all it has to offer at 

Thank you for being such an important part of what makes our school district and community so great.

Bay Bridge:

In September, we co-sponsored a presentation on "How Racism Distorts the Human Spirit". This month we discuss the remedy. Sister MacCanon Brown will discuss how her practice of oneness and community has led to healing and transformation for Blacks and whites at the MacCanon Brown Homeless Sanctuary that she founded. Join us to hear her story about the power of acceptance and love.

The event will be held on Tuesday, November 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of Whitefish Bay.

Or, stream it online at

North Shore Health Department Healthy Highlights:

Click here to view the November 16, 2022 Weekly Summary from the North Shore Health Department

Loneliness and social isolation are on the rise in Wisconsin and across the United States, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

While people of all ages and backgrounds can experience loneliness and social isolation, older adults and people with disabilities are uniquely susceptible which puts them at risk for significant health problems.


  • In the U.S., 40% of people who have a disability and 43% of people aged 65 or older say they feel lonely some or all the time.

  • According to a 2020 AARP Foundation report, two-thirds of adults in the U.S. are experiencing social isolation, with 66% reporting that their anxiety levels have increased during the pandemic.


What can you do?

  •  Join a local book or fitness club or connect through hobbies. There are many people, locally and/or virtually, who share the same hobbies that you do.
  • Volunteer in the community. Volunteers report better physical and mental health compared to non- volunteers. Research has shown that volunteering reduces rates of depression and anxiety, especially for people 65 and older.

Kiwanis International:

Kiwanis Breakfast with Santa: Celebrate the Holidays at the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast Saturday, December 10, at Dominican High School from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Enjoy visiting and taking pictures with Santa, raffles, face painting, story-telling, and breakfast, including pancakes, sausages, juice, milk & coffee. Tickets are available at the door, at Winkies Variety Store, or from Kiwanis members - $9.00 per adult (10 and up) and $6.00 per child (over 2 years of age). Proceeds benefit Kiwanis charities.


Sponsored by Bay Shore Dental, BMO Harris Bank, Orley Shabahang Carpets and, David Hobbs Honda

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