Monday, September 28, 2020

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

As we enter autumn, please read the rules and reminders for curbside loose leaf collection. Starting October 19, the Village requests that residents do not put leaves and yard waste in leaf collection bags. Residents can place leaves and small yard waste debris directly in the roadway near the curb. Branches can still be left in the parkway area for brush chipper collection at this time. To subscribe to our newsletter, click here.
Why Is The Village Hall Phone Ringing?
What's the status of the proposed winter parking changes? The Village will be considering changes to overnight winter parking regulations this October. The changes were reviewed by the Public Works Committee in January 2020. Click here to review a summary of the current regulations and proposed changes.

Where can I find information about fall loose leaf collection? Public Works will begin loose leaf collection on Monday, October 19 (weather permitting). Collection is typically weekly, but there is no specific collection schedule. Collection is dependent on crew availability and the volume of leaves that need to be collected. Click here for details and instructions.

When is the next brush chipper collection? Brush will be collected by Village crews next week (October 5, 2020). 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:
This Week's Meetings:

  • Wednesday, September 30, 6:00 pm, Virtual GoToMeeting
Last Week's Meetings:

  • Monday, September 21, 6:00 pm, Virtual GoToMeeting
Updates from Village Hall:
Whitefish Bay Trick or Treat Status Update (9/25/20):

Trick or Treat is planned to take place in the Village on Saturday, October 31 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The Village is working with the North Shore Health Department to assure trick-or-treating is done in a safe manner considering the COVID-19 requirements and new ordinances adopted by the Village.

Even though it will be daylight, anyone wishing to trick or treat is asked to respect that if a porch light is on, the home is participating. If a light is not on, the home is not participating.

Can I have a block party on Halloween/Treat-or-Treat? No, the Village does not permit block parties on Halloween/Treat-or-Treat.
Bicycle Safety Reminder:

Whitefish Bay municipal ordinance allows those 12 years old and younger to ride a bicycle on the sidewalk. When riding on the sidewalk, children need to be mindful of those walking on the sidewalks and of vehicles when approaching intersections. They should not make any sudden moves into the path of a closely approaching vehicle when nearing intersections.

When bicycles are on the roadway, they are required to follow all traffic laws (stop signs, traffic lights, etc). Bicycle safety is the responsibility of both the operators of a motor vehicles and those riding bicycles.
Community Service Officer Job Opening:
Background: The Community Service Officer (CSO) is a uniformed, non-sworn position that has authority to enforce certain municipal ordinances relating to animals, parking, and code enforcement. CSO’s assist with traffic control and perform other functions to assist department personnel. CSO’s are also trained as clerks and will fill that position when necessary. Hourly wage is $14.39.

Qualifications: U.S. Citizen, 18 years of age or older, valid driver’s license with a good driving record, good verbal and written communication skills, able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays. Click here to apply or for more job information.
Updates from the School District:
Health Aide Job Opening:

Applications are being accepted for the Health Aide position at Whitefish Bay High School. Candidates must have the following qualifications:
  • Enjoy working with children
  • First Aid and CPR Certification
  • Clerical, computer, and organizational skills
School Board Appreciation Week is October 4 to 10:

October 4-10 is Wisconsin School Board Week. Wisconsin’s 421 public school boards are the essence of representative government. Just as the citizens
educated by our public schools form the backbone of our democracy, the boards that govern those schools live out democratic principles every day.We thank our School Board for their hard work, leadership, and dedication to our students' success! Read more.
Statewide Mask Order Extended:
Last week, Governor Tony Evers declared a Public Health Emergency via Executive Order #90 and extended the previously issued Emergency Order #1 requiring individuals ages 5 years and older to wear a face mask when indoors and not in a private residence, with some exceptions as clarified and defined in the order by 60 days.

The order extension is effective immediately and will expire on November 21, 2020.

Note: This order supersedes less restrictive aspects of the Whitefish Bay Mask Ordinance (No. 1869until it expires. At this time, the Whitefish Bay Mask Ordinance will expire on November 6, 2020.

Clean Wisconsin Rain Barrel Workshop:
Clean Wisconsin is offering FREE virtual Rain Barrel Workshops. Registration is required. Dates:
  • Wednesday, September 30, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, October 1, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, October 7, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Learn how to install and use a rain barrel on your home to manage stormwater where it falls and help reduce flooding and pollution.

Eligible Milwaukee-area homeowners will be able to collect a free rain barrel from the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) after having sat through one of these workshops. Clean Wisconsin's mission is to protect and preserve Wisconsin's air and water and to create a cleaner environment by being the leading voice for environmental protection.
November 3, 2020 Election FAQ:
Please click here for frequently asked questions related the upcoming November 3, 2020 election, absentee ballots, and response deadlines.  If you have a question that is not listed, please don't hesitate to give us a call at (414) 962-6690.

The Village has received over 6,300 absentee ballot requests out of approximately 10,000 registered voters. Sending out absentee ballots is our number one priority and will remain as such until all requests have been fulfilled. We appreciate your patience!

If you had a request on file as of September 18, 2020 and have not received your ballot by Monday, September 28, please call Village Hall at (414) 962-6690.
Updates from the Whitefish Bay Public Library:
Whitefish Bay Public Library Open Hours:
  • Monday to Thursday - 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Friday to Saturday - 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Sunday - 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Please keep your library visits to 30 minutes or less. A limited number of study tables are available for a single person’s use for 1 hour a day. Library computers are available for up to 1 hour per day. Thanks for protecting staff and other patrons by wearing your mask. Masks are required.

Curbside Pickup (by appointment):
  • Monday to Saturday - 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Our curbside pickup is easy and contactless! Place materials on hold through CountyCat. When you receive a notification that items are ready for pickup, go here to schedule your pickup -
Get Study Help with Whitefish Bay Public Library has partnered with to provide you with FREE online tutoring to support your academic success this school year. The experts at can help you work through a tough homework problem, improve your writing skills, study for a test, review a difficult concept, and so much more! To access, visit our website!. Tutors are available every day from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm. To use this resource you must be a resident of Whitefish Bay with a valid library card.
Facebook Fall Virtual Storytimes: Each week through October 23, premiering on Facebook!
  • Tuesdays at 10:00 am: Toddler Time with bounces, songs, and fingerplays
  • Fridays at 10:00 am: All Ages Storytime with books, songs, rhymes and more

Make and Takes: Wednesday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm & 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Pick up location is outside of the library's front doors. September 30: Origami.
From the North Shore Health Department:
NSHD Highlights 9/22/2020: September 21 to 25 is Fall Prevention Week

As you age, the risk of falling, and fall-related problems, increases. Many adults begin to avoid activities for fear of falling but staying active can help maintain your mental and physical health, in addition to preventing future falls. Taking a few simple steps can help reduce your risk of falling.

Steps to Prevent Falls 
  • Stay physically active – maintain muscles and strength
  • Have hearing and eyesight tested – even small changes in hearing or eyesight can affect balance and cause a fall
  • Know the side effects of your medication – some medications can cause dizziness or sleepiness
  • Get enough sleep 
  • Limit alcohol intake – this can affect balance and reflexes
  • Stand up slowly – standing up to quickly can cause blood pressure to drop and make you feel wobbly
  • Use an assistive device – canes and walkers
  • Be careful when walking on wet or icy surfaces
  • Wear non-skid, rubber-soled, low-heeled shoes and do not walk on smooth surfaces with socks or smooth soled shoes/slippers
Fall Proofing Your Home
  • Have handrails on stairs
  • Keep hallways, bathrooms, and other areas well lit
  • Mount grab bars on inside/outside of shower or tub and near toilet
  • Keep night lights in bedroom, bathroom, and hallways for evening
  • Keep cords, wires, and furniture out of walking path
  • Secure any rugs or carpets
  • Place skid mats on any surfaces that may get wet (bathroom, kitchen, entry way, etc.)
  • Do not stand on sofas or chairs to reach items out of reach – use a grab stick or ask for help
  • Watch for pets
  • Keep mobile phone or medical alert device on you at all times – these can be used to contact help in the event of a fall

For the most recent updates on COVID-19 in the North Shore, visit our website. We also encourage you to frequently monitor the DHS website and CDC website.
Community Spotlight:
"55 and Better" Program at the Whitefish Bay Recreation Department:

I am pleased to announce the return of the senior luncheons at the Whitefish Bay Recreation. Socialization, a healthy meal and a friendly support system is so very important to well being!

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Luncheon: Doors open at 11:30 am with lunch at 12:00 pm.
Menu: Swedish meatballs with parsley noodles, vegetable medley, fresh salad, apple pie, milk, and coffee. Cost $9.00. Registration and payment will be collected through October 7, 2020. This program is held in the large gym with plenty of consideration for social distancing and proper health safety protocols. Please contact or (414) 963-3992 to register or with questions.
Impacting Change in our Community: We are Bay Bridge - By Bay Bridge Wisconsin

Bay Bridge is a non-partisan, volunteer-led organization committed to raising awareness of racial and cultural bias. Our goal is to normalize conversations around race so that together we are learning and building toward a more unified community.

There are many ways to get involved - from reading groups to our Racial Justice Film Series, monthly community discussion groups, and listening sessions hosted by the racial justice leaders of Milwaukee - we hope you’ll join us in impacting change in Whitefish Bay.

You can start today by liking and following Bay Bridge on Facebook and by subscribing to our monthly newsletter. To subscribe, visit and click on the blue subscribe button. While you’re there you can read through our past newsletters and learn more about upcoming events, like our Racial Justice Film Series.

For questions about Bay Bridge, email We look forward to working with you in making our world a more equitable place to live, work, and grow and we need you.
Farmers' Market Continues:

The Whitefish Bay Farmers' Market is every Saturday through October 19, 2020 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. The Farmers' Market is located in the Aurora Parking Lot (325 E Silver Spring Dr.).

The Whitefish Bay Farmers' Market is working to provide as much space as possible for vendors and customers to shop safely. Social distancing should be practiced, face masks are required, and hand sanitizer is available. Please click here to view a full list of Whitefish Bay Farmers Market guidelines for customers.
Other Community Links:
Village of Whitefish Bay | Phone: (414) 962-6690 | Fax: (414) 962-5651