Monday, January 6, 2020

2020 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
Official Newsletter
Message from the
Village President, Julie Siegel

I hope you had a safe and happy new year! Join your neighbors in making a resolution to recycle responsibly in 2020. Check out the information below for details on what should (and should not) be placed in your recycling cart. To subscribe to our newsletter, click here.
Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing?
When does the Village Board meet in January?
The Monday, January 6, 2020 Village Board meeting will proceed as scheduled at 6:00 pm in the Whitefish Bay Village Hall Board Room. The Monday, January 20, 2020 Village Board meeting has been cancelled.

When will Christmas Trees be collected at the curb?
Village crews will collect Christmas trees once a week curbside starting the week of Monday, January 6, 2020. Please place trees on the parkway, between the public sidewalk and curb. More details are in the story below. 
Have a question?
The Village Hall phone number is 414-962-6690.
Village Meeting Agendas:
This Week's Meetings:

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

  • Thursday, Jan. 9, 5:30 pm, Village Hall Board Room
Upcoming 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.
January 2020 Bay Leaves:
  • Happy New Year from the from the Merchants of Whitefish Bay.
  • Extreme weather and pets from MADACC.
  • 2020 events from the Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation.
  • Being prepared for winter driving from the North Shore Fire Department.
  • Information about excessive drinking from the North Shore Health Department.
  • A gift idea from the Whitefish Bay Historic Preservation Commission.
  • Upcoming events from the Whitefish Bay Public Library.
  • Winter/spring activities from the Recreation and Community Education Department.
  • January events and information from the Whitefish Bay School District.
  • Property tax Information from Village Hall.
  • 2020 refuse/recycling schedule and other important reminders from the Department of Public Works.
News from Village Hall and the Library:
2020 Recycling Information:

The following items can go in your blue recycling cart: Plastic Bottles & Containers, Food & Beverage Cans, Paper, Flattened Cardboard & Paperboard, Food & Beverage Cartons, and Glass Bottles & Containers!

Other items such as Plastic Bags, Food Waste, Foam, Textiles, Scrap Metal, Electronics, and Yard Waste should not go in your recycling cart.

Friends of the Whitefish Bay Library Writing Contest:

The Whitefish Bay Public Library is once again offering Friends of the Whitefish Bay Library Writing Contest.

This will be the 7th straight year for the contest, which includes submission categories for short story (1,000 words or less), memoirs (1,000 words or less), and poetry (200 words or less). The contest is open to anyone 16 and up.

Submissions will be accepted from January 13 to February 10 and are limited to one entry per person per category. Click here to see the full details about the contest on the Library's website.
Updates from DPW and the Fire Department:
Christmas Tree Pick-Up:

Village crews will collect Christmas trees once a week curbside starting the week of Monday, January 6, 2020. Please place trees on the parkway, between the public sidewalk and curb.

There is no scheduled pick up date for tree collection. Please have tree(s) on the parkway by 7:00 am on Monday, January 6, 2020 to ensure tree(s) are collected that week. Trees will be collected through the week of Monday, January 20, 2020.
Fire Hydrant Snow Removal:

As winter approaches, help the Fire Department by adopting the fire hydrant closest to your home or business and keep it free of snow during the winter.

If a fire hydrant is buried by snow, it is difficult to find and valuable time must be spent digging it out. Keep snow clear in a 3-foot radius around the fire hydrant and shovel a path from the street or roadway up to the hydrant. This will help the Fire Department in an emergency.
Community Spotlight:
Update from the Whitefish Bay School District:

  • Middle School Host School Report January 8—All are welcome!
  • Cumberland Receives Project ADAM Certification
  • WFB Middle School – Debate from Room 8
  • WFB High School Activities & Athletics
  • Share Our Story -- Memorable Facebook Posts
  • 2019 Top 10 Facebook Picks!
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North Shore Health Department:
Did you know? Did you ring in 2020 in a big way? While there is nothing wrong with celebrating, data from the 2018 United Health Foundation’s annual health ranking placed Wisconsin first in the country for excessive drinking. Excessive alcohol consumption includes: binge drinking, heavy drinking (15+ drinks for men and 8+ drinks for women per week) and any alcohol consumption by youth under 21 or pregnant women. Binge drinking is defined as 5+ drinks for men and 4+ drinks for women per occasion (2-3 hours). The negative health, social, and economic impacts of these statistics are staggering. According to a 2018 report entitled, The Burden of Binge Drinking in Wisconsin from the UW Population Health Institute, adult binge drinking in Wisconsin cost almost $4 billion a year including 79,285 alcohol related hospitalizations and 6151 automobile crashes. Please consider how you can prevent excessive alcohol use as we enter this new decade.  
  • Choose not to drink too much yourself and help others not do it. Never serve children or teens.
  • If you choose to drink, follow the U.S. Dietary Guidelines on moderate alcohol consumption (no more than one drink per day for women and no more than 2 drinks per day for men). 
  • Support effective community strategies to prevent excessive alcohol use, such as those recommended by the Wisconsin report.
  • Talk with your health care provider about your drinking behavior and request counseling if necessary.
  • Remember that your children are watching. Your drinking habits set a lifelong model for them.
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (Appointment Required)

Tuesday, Jan. 7,
8:00 am to 9:30 am,
Brown Deer Office

Wednesday, Jan. 8,
3:00 pm to 4:30 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: 414-371-2980
Other Community Links:
Village of Whitefish Bay | Phone: 414-962-6690 | Fax: 414-962-5651