Monday, August 1, 2022

Village of Whitefish Bay Official Weekly Newsletter
Message from the Village President, Kevin Buckley

Monday's 6pm Village Board meeting will have two items of interest:
  • A public hearing on the re-zoning of the WFB Women's Club property.
  • A presentation on TIF Fundamentals. 
 Also, please join your neighbors for the final Ice Cream Social of 2022 this Wednesday at Schoolhouse Park at 6pm -- and at another event, the Klode Park Beer Garden from 2-9pm on Saturday. See details below! -kb

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Why Is The Village Hall Phone Ringing?
When is the Whitefish Bay Farmers Market? The Farmers Market, a ‘Simply Unbeetable’ event, is held in the Aurora Parking Lot, 325 E. Silver Spring Drive. The market runs Saturdays through October 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Click here for more details!

When does in-person absentee voting end? In-person absentee voting ends Friday, August 5. Check out the FAQ below for hours and more information.

When is the next brush chipper collection? Brush will next be collected by Village crews next week (Beginning August 8). Brush should be placed in the parkway between the curb and the sidewalk.

Have a question? Send us an email or give us a call at (414) 962-6690.
Village Meeting Agendas:
Last Week's Meetings:

  • Monday, August 1, 6:00 p.m., Village Hall Board Room. Zoom stream available.

  • Tuesday, August 2, 6:00 p.m., Village Hall Board Room

  • Thursday, August 4, 5:30 p.m. Village Hall Board Room
Last Week's Meetings:

  • Monday, July 25, 4:45 p.m., Village Hall Board Room

  • Tuesday, July 26, 6:30 p.m., Zoom

For other meeting agendas and minutes, please visit the Agenda Center page.
August Ice Cream Social:
August 3 - Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation Ice Cream Social

The Civic Foundation’s Ice Cream Social returns on Wednesday, August 3, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Old School House Park, across from the library. Enjoy frozen treats and live music by the Village Band of Whitefish Bay! Join us at this free, family event!
Sip*Shop*Support Local:
August 4 -Sip*Shop*Support Local

Join us on Silver Spring Drive on the first Thursday of each month from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., June through September, for a few extra hours of shopping (and sipping!). Twenty nine participating businesses will stay open late, and will offer wine (June and August) and beer (July and September) for you to enjoy. Plus, you can expect special promotions and great live music each evening. Learn more on the Merchants of Whitefish Bay website.
August 2022 Bay Leaves:
The August Bay Leaves magazine is now available on the Village website. Stories include:
  • Resident Feature: Enjoying a Beverage with the Chadha Family
  • Refuse/Recycling Reminders & August Election Information from the Village
  • North Shore Community Health Assessment Survey from the North Shore Health Department
  • Summer Events on Silver Spring Drive from the Merchants of Whitefish Bay
  • Beach Reads from the Whitefish Bay Public Library
  • Ice Cream Social & Sounds of Summer Details from the Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation
  • Hot Car Safety Tips from North Shore Fire Rescue
  • Save the Dates from the Whitefish Bay School District
  • Summer & Fall Programs from the Whitefish Bay Recreation Department
  • Pet Immunization Awareness from MADACC
  • An Architect’s Swiss Chalet from the Historic Preservation Commission
Updates From Village Hall:
Badger Book E-Pollbooks Open House:

Badger Book E-Pollbooks are making their way to the Village of Whitefish Bay! Join Village Clerk Jaimie and Deputy Clerk Erin for an open house to view and test the Badger Books on Monday, August 1, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a presentation and Q&A to follow from 5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

The Badger Book software was created with direct integration into the Wisconsin Voting System (WisVote). Badger Books do not use an internet connection. The Badger Book is primarily used to check in voters, process absentee ballots, and register voters on Election Day. Badger Books replace the current two-person, paper poll book system with a one-person tablet that replicates the poll book. You will still be required to present photo ID and sign your name on the new electronic tablet.

For more information on the electronic poll books you will see at your polling place this fall, please check out this video provided by the Wisconsin Elections Commission.
Village Board Meeting Livestreaming:

At the meeting on May 16, 2022, the Village Board approved upgraded A/V equipment in the Village Board room to livestream Village meetings on a virtual meeting platform. The Village will begin testing the livestream capability at the Village Board meeting on Monday, August 1, at 6:00 p.m. Meetings will be livestreamed via Zoom at this link. Phone access is also available by calling: +1 312 626 6799, Meeting ID: 854 6369 2688, Passcode: 267748.
 
The livestream link will also be included on the first page of the Village Board meeting agenda. Meeting agendas can be found here. At this time, public comment will not be accepted via Zoom while the system is being tested. Participants will be muted upon entry to the meeting. 
Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Presentation:

The TIF process allows a municipality to pay for public improvements and other eligible costs within a designated area, called a tax incremental district (TID), using the future taxes collected on the TID’s increased property value to repay the cost of the improvements.

The rationale behind TIF is that the public investment will promote private development, jobs, and tax base growth that would not otherwise occur absent the TID. Whitefish Bay has two TIDs. TID #1 is the Silver Spring District and TID #2 is the Beaumont Place/Public Parking garage project.

Community Development Authority (CDA) member Mike Harrigan will present a “TIF Fundamentals” overview at the August 1, 2022 Village Board meeting. The meeting will be held at Village Hall and will begin at 6:00 p.m. Public attendance is encouraged!

For additional information about TIF and the Downtown Incentive Grant Program, please view the FAQs on the Village website.
Congratulations Tim:

Last week was Assistant Village Manager Tim Blakeslee’s last day with the Village, before he begins his new role as City Administrator for the City of Plymouth, Wisconsin. 

During his five years with the Village of Whitefish Bay, Tim assisted the Village Manager and Village Board with the development of policies and procedures related to Village Governance, operations, and services; helped prepare the annual Village budget; spearheaded and improved the Village’s communications program, which includes the Village website, weekly e-newsletter, and social media; coordinated and permitted all of your favorite local events, including the Fourth of July, Art Festival, Sounds of Summer, Pumpkin Festival, and many more; and collected valuable information for research projects to help improve the community. He also acted as a kind and helpful resource for all Village staff—always willing to assist with an IT-related issue or answer any questions related to Village Ordinances. He will certainly be missed! Please join us in wishing him good luck in his new role!
Election Information:
August 9, 2022 Election FAQ:

The Village is experiencing a high volume of questions related the upcoming election, absentee ballots, and response deadlines. Please click here for frequently asked questions related to the upcoming August 9, 2022 Election. If you have a question that is not listed, please don't hesitate to give us a call at: (414) 962-6690.
Update from the Police Department:
National Night Out:

Join us in celebrating the North Shore National Night Out on Tuesday, August 2, at Atwater Elementary School from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

National Night Out is an annual campaign that promotes partnerships between the Police Department and the communities that they serve.

Each year, communities across the nation gather to bring police and neighbors together to enhance relationships and make our neighborhoods safe and more caring places to live. It's a great opportunity to meet members from the North Shore Police and Fire Departments along with many community organizations and groups.

The event includes presentations from the Fire and Police Departments, youth activities, exhibits from local businesses, giveaways, music, food and much more. For more information, please email Lt. Straub.
Updates from Public Works:
Special Refuse & Recycling Pickups:

Do you have extra items that won’t fit in your refuse and recycling carts? See below for guidelines on the Village’s free and paid special pickups.

Free Special Refuse Pickup
  • For non-domestic items under 4’x4’x7’ (Examples: chair or end table; one mattress and box spring of any size are also accepted)
  • Bagged refuse outside the cart is not accepted for a free special pickup.
  • You do not need to schedule; simply place the item(s) 3 feet away from your cart on your normal collection day. The collectors will empty your cart first, and then come back with a different truck for larger items.
Paid Special Refuse and Recycling Pickups
  • For non-domestic items over 4’x4’x7’ and under 5’x5’x15’, and/or any recycling material outside the cart
  • Cost: $45
  • To schedule, stop by Village Hall, at 5300 N Marlborough Drive, during business hours (M-F, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.), or submit payment along with your contact information in the 24-hour dropbox, located just inside the front doors at Village Hall.

For a full list of special pickup requirements and guidelines, see the Village’s website.
If you consistently have more refuse or recycling than can fit in your cart, you may want to consider purchasing an additional cart. To order, simply complete the Additional Cart Order Form and turn it in at Village Hall, along with a payment of $75/cart.
Upcoming August Events:
August 6 - Klode Park Beer Garden

The 1840 Brewing Company Beer Garden Road Show returns to Klode Park Saturday, August 6, and one final date this summer. Enjoy beer, food, and music from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Event details:

  • August 6 - Food: Heirloom MKE/Music: Jon Hintz
  • September 10 - Music/Food TBD, Event until 8:00 p.m. on 9/10
August 10 - Final Village Band Concert

Come enjoy an old fashioned band concert in Old Schoolhouse Park with the Village Band of Whitefish Bay. The concert will start at 7:00 p.m. Be sure to bring your lawn chair(s)!
August 20 - Sounds of Summer

Sounds of Summer will take place on Silver Spring Drive on Saturday, August 20, from 5 to 10 p.m. Radio Radio will perform great, danceable music with a punchy rock and roll edge. Radio Radio is a band of top Milwaukee musicians playing the new wave songs you haven’t heard live in decades, and in a way that makes you feel you are seeing and hearing the real thing live for the first time.

While you enjoy the music, purchase dinner favorites from the Sendik’s food tent and beer, wine and soda from the Civic Foundation. Thank you to the sponsors who make this event possible: Merchants of Whitefish Bay, Sendik’s Food Market, Keller Williams Realty, and the Ellenbecker Investment Group.

For more details, visit the Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation and Merchants of Whitefish Bay websites.
Updates From The Whitefish Bay Library:
Now hiring a Part-Time Reference Assistant: Are you an energetic, creative, service-oriented person who enjoys working with the public? If so, we want you to join our team at Whitefish Bay Public Library! The Whitefish Bay Public Library has an opening for a part-time Reference Assistant who will work primarily in the Adult Services Department, but is flexible enough to also work in the Youth Services Department when needed. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and interviews may be conducted during the posting period so please apply early. Click here for more details.
6th Annual Photography Contest
We're excited to announce that our amateur photography contest is back. Our contest is open to amateur photographers of any age. We've got a number of different categories; enter one photo per category. Cash prizes include a BEST IN SHOW cash prize of $250, generously donated by Friends of the Whitefish Bay Public Library. Deadline for photo submissions is end of the day on Monday, September 12.

Make Your Own "Wreck This Journal"
Thursday, August 11, 10:30AM
Entering Grades 7-12
Inspired by Kerri Smith's "Wreck This Journal" project, we invite you to create your own journal, with special prompts on each page that encourage you to think outside the box. We'll provide the journal, examples of prompts, and all the craft supplies you could need. You just need to bring your creativity. This program is being held in School House Park (rain site is the upstairs library program room).
Virtual Mystery Book Club
Thursday, August 11, 6:30PM
Our Mystery Book Club meets once a month and is led by librarian Sharon Nagel. This month we're reading A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee. This meeting will take place virtually on Zoom. Click here to join. Meeting ID: 890 9070 0104, Passcode: J8yJp03W
Eleanor Roosevelt: First Lady of the World
Monday, August 15, 6:30PM
Masks may be required at this event.
Join us for an evening with Eleanor Roosevelt, played by actress Jessica Michna. In this first-person presentation, Eleanor Roosevelt shares with the audience her tragedies and triumphs. Born into the opulent wealth of America’s “Golden Age” she would grow from the shy, homely orphan into a confident, driven woman. Annealed by personal tragedy, she would emerge as a champion of civil rights, author, and stateswoman. Eleanor has been characterised by many as our most respected First Lady. She is best summed up by President Harry S. Truman, who dubbed her “The First Lady of the World.”
Tea Time Book Club
Friday, August 26, 12:00PM
Our Tea Time Book Club meets once a month is led by Library Director Nyama Reed. This month we're reading Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue. As of March, Tea Time Book Club with offer hybrid meetings. You can attend in-person at the Library in the 2nd floor Program Room or online via Zoom. Join Zoom Meeting. Meeting ID: 817 7725 2388, Passcode: 33887462
Community Spotlight

NSHD Healthy Highlight 7/27/22: 14 Diseases You Almost Forgot About – Thanks to Vaccines!
  1.  Polio
  2. Tetanus
  3. Flu (Influenza)
  4. Hepatitis B
  5. Hepatitis A
  6. Rubella
  7. Hib
  8. Measles
  9. Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
  10. Pneumococcal Disease
  11. Rotavirus
  12. Mumps
  13. Chickenpox
  14. Diphtheria

Learn more about these 14 diseases & the vaccines that prevent them: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/diseases/forgot-14-diseases
 
Why vaccinate? Vaccination is one of the best ways parents can protect babies, children, and teens from dangerous diseases. Vaccine-preventable diseases can be very serious, even deadly, especially for young children. You can look up your child's record through the Wisconsin Immunization Registry to make sure they are up-to-date on all their vaccines.
 
Childhood, Adolescent Vaccine Info and Schedules:
 Get your kids ready to be back in school by making sure they have all the necessary vaccines.
 
Student Immunization Law Age/Grade Requirements: http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p44021.pdf

The North Shore Health Department (NSHD) maintains an immunization program to prevent and control vaccine-preventable diseases. Under this program, NSHD provides immunizations to residents without medical insurance, to those on Medicaid and to those whose insurance does not cover vaccines. Please contact our office to check availability and make a vaccination appointment by calling 414-371-2980 or emailing: nshd@nshealthdept.org.
 
Health insurance typically covers vaccinations, so check with your child’s physician about getting them immunized.
 
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Village of Whitefish Bay | Phone: (414) 962-6690 | Fax: (414) 962-5651