2018 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
Official Newsletter

Monday, July 30, 2018

Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel:

Looking forward to the Ice Cream Social on Wednesday!

Best wishes,
Julie Siegel

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Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing: 
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Get all your Election information here:  www.wfbvillage.com/election

Have a question?  The phone number to Village Hall is 414-962-6690.
Village Hall News, Meeting Agendas and Summaries

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This week's meetings:

In-person Absentee Voting begins Monday, July 30. See more information here: 

Thursday, August 2, 5:30pm, WFB Library Program Room

The next Village Board meeting is Monday, Aug. 6 at 6:00pm
Upcoming Events
Mon., July 30 - Sat., August 4

Mon., July 30
  • In-Person Absentee Voting begins for Partisan Primary Election
  • New Automated Residential Refuse and Recycling Program changes announced - postcard mailed to all residences receiving Village collection services
  • 55+ and Better: Register now at the Whitefish Bay Community Center for this event on Sunday, August 5:
    Sunday supper club series continues with Helgesen's Harpos in Janesville and the Apple Barn Orchard and Winery tour on Sunday, August 5th! Master wine maker Jake Drefs will be on hand for a tour and samples of his fruit wines! Menu at Helgesen's Harpos is choice of prime rib, chicken oscar, or salmon caprese. Depart Lydell 12:00 and return approx 7:30pm. Cost $79.00.
Tues., July 31
Wed., Aug. 1
Fri., Aug. 3
  • WFB Library 3rd Annual Lock-In  5:00 pm Teen Space - Celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program with our annual Teen Lock In. This event is for teens entering 7th grade and up. We will play games, have an escape room, food and crafts!  Registration and a waiver form are required. Grades 7+ Permission Slip Required (Downloadable here: https://www.wfblibrary.org/our_events/?eid=231)

New  Automated Residential Refuse and Recycling Collection Program

Important Dates:
  • You will receive a program announcement  postcard in the mail the week of July 30 letting you know about these key dates:
  • Your New Refuse Cart will be delivered the week of August 13, 2018.
  • The New Collection Program will begin Monday, August 20.
  • The Village will pick up old, unwanted, rinsed refuse cans from your parkway for free starting at 7:00am. Pickup is Saturday, September 8 for residents north of or on Henry Clay Street, and Saturday, September 15 for residents south of Henry Clay Street. Please have cans rinsed and out by 7:00am for pickup. Bins or cans left out that day will be removed by the Village.
  • For the details and a timeline of public meetings on this program, see the website page dedicated to the program here: www.wfbvillage.org/trashrecycle

Collection Schedule Changes  Monday, August 20:
Program Summary of Refuse and Recycling Collection Guidelines:
  • Only Village Carts for Refuse and Recycling may be used for collection. 
  • Required cart placement is on the parkway, driveway apron or outside alley garage
  • Face the lid arrows towards the street and the handle toward the house
  • Carts should be placed at least three feet apart from each other, and a maximum of three feet from the street
  • All household waste must be put inside carts for collection
  • All recycling goes in the blue recycling cart and the lid must close. The small recycling bins are no longer acceptable for Recycling pickup.
  • All refuse goes in the new gray refuse cart and lid must close.
  • Additional carts (refuse and recycling) are available for sale for $75 each. Pay in person or by mail, call 414-962-6690 ext. 495 or email j.heyden@wfbvillage.org to order.
Summary of Special Refuse Pickup Guidelines  (click here for downloadable chart):
Guidelines will come attached to your new cart
  • Free missed pickup correction - if your recycling or refuse was out by 7:00am on your pickup day and we missed it, please call to request a free go-back and we will pick it up that day or the next business day, free of charge.
  • Free special pickup of non-domestic waste under 4'x4'x7' (example: chair). You do not need to call this in, and can place item next to cart on collection day free of charge.
  • Paid special refuse pickup of non-domestic waste over 4'x4'x7' and under 5'x5'x15' (example: sectional sofa). Please call 414-962-6690 to schedule this $45 pickup, which will occur on the non-holiday Thursday or possibly Friday depending on pickup volume following payment.
  • Paid special recycling pickup is $45 up to 5'x5'x15'. Over this size will be separately charged. Please call 414-962-6690 to arrange special recycling pickup, which will occur within three business days following payment.
  • Paid + special refuse pickup of non-domestic waste over 5'x5'x15' (example: garage cleanout). Please call 414-962-6690 to schedule this $45 + assessed time pickup, which will occur on non-holiday Thursday or possibly Friday depending on pickup volume following payment.
  • Paid special chipping pickup is $45 and will be picked up the Monday or Tuesday following payment. Please call 414-962-6690 to schedule.
  • Paid special yard waste pickup is $45 and will be picked up the Monday or Tuesday following payment. Please call 414-962-6690 to schedule.
Forbidden Items:
  • No grass clippings, contractor waste, or styrofoam peanuts are allowed in refuse or recycling. Request a free brochure from the Wisconsin DNR by emailing j.heyden@wfbvillage.org regarding grass clippings for more information on mulching or using as compost.
  • No dirt or grass clippings are allowed in yard waste.
  • Only dried latex paint is allowed in refuse. See MMSD Hazmat collection sites for all other paint and other hazardous materials
  • Click here for downloadable Recycling Guidelines and MMSD Hazardous waste collection sites and lists
Village Website Page for Refuse and Recycling: wfbvillage.org/trashrecycle

All residents will receive a postcard announcing cart delivery and program details the week of July 30.  Click here for an early sneak peek of the card.

  • Residential Refuse and Recycling Collection Program Questions: 414-962-6690 Ext.495, Email: j.heyden@wfbvillage.org (No date is yet set for program launch)
  • For missed pickups, special pickups, and yard waste questions, please call 414-962-6690 to report.
Village Hall and Police Department operations will be shared with DPW at their location at 155 W Fairmount Ave at Lydell until Fall 2018. Customer Service Window hours are 8:00am-4:30pm Monday - Friday.

2018 trick-or-treat will be held on Sunday, October 28th from 1:00pm-4:00pm in the Village of Whitefish Bay




Yard Waste Pickup 

Yard Waste Pickup has begun. All yard waste must be containerized, which means in paper yard waste bags OR reusable hard plastic cans or carts (please leave lid off so collectors know it is not refuse). 

No grass clippings are allowed in Yard Waste, Refuse or Recycling, per the DNR, due to toxicity. Ordinance 10.04(3)(d)

The clippings, when left in place after cutting the grass, will provide a ready source of fertilizer while helping the soil retain water which promotes root growth and a healthy lawn. The simple practice of leaving clippings on the lawn after mowing is called "grasscycling".

Yard waste containers - must weigh 50 pounds or less, and be paper bags or hard plastic containers - no plastic bags.

Per Whitefish Bay Ordinance 7.02(1), no yard waste or clippings should ever be placed outside of private property, such as on the street, gutter or near sewer drains. Please advise any lawn care provider that blowing or brushing waste into the street is a ticketable offense. Lawn care providers often blow waste into the street or other property. This is against Village Ordinance. Mulching mowers and redistributed grass clippings are recommended. 

Yard waste continues Mondays/Tuesdays starting on north end of Village ( weekly

Chipper continues Wednesdays/Thursdays starting on north end of Village ( bi-weekly).

Tre e Inventory is Underway:
Wachtel Tree Science continues street tree inventory on all of the approximately 8,600 street trees throughout the entire Village. There will be two Wachtel employees inspecting/inventorying our street trees during this time period. They will both have reflective safety vests on and will be driving company vehicles with the Wachtel Tree Science and Service logos on them.  
Emerald Ash Borer Update: Tree Replacement and Ash Tree Treatment
  1. The tree replacement project is complete! Approximately 130 trees were planted in the Village of Whitefish Bay.
  1. Ash tree treatment is still in progress.  Approximately 850 ash trees will be treated throughout the village.  Project completion is anticipate to be mid to late August.

Fire Hydrant Painting: Paint the Town Red 
Village-wide fire hydrant painting continues.

Hydrant Flushing Continues!
The upcoming area that will be flushed includes Silver Spring Drive heading south, Santa Monica Boulevard heading east all the way up to and including Lake Dive and to the south village limits. Flushing will begin in the northwestern part of that area, heading in a southeastern direction.  Completion of the flushing project should occur in mid -July. Portable signs will be posted in the general area where the flushing is occurring. Residents may notice cloudy water at times and may experience low water pressure.  If cloudy water occurs please run your water for a period of time until the water clears; this is only a temporary condition if it occurs.    
2018 Sidewalk Improvement Program 

The mission of the Program is to sustain infrastructure longevity and improve safety. The Program will run from March to September, 2018, and will cover sidewalk in the southwest area of the Village. There is no charge to residents for this work.
March and April: Sidewalks marked for identification
June - September: Sidewalk Improvement

As in the past, the 2018 Project will involve the replacement of problematic & deteriorated sidewalks, carriage walks, and curbs within the Village Right of Way. As the Village policy states, "All sidewalk improvements shall be made in order to eliminate trip hazards as first priority. Efforts shall be made where appropriate to improve drainage. Identified drainage problems shall be addressed as directed specifically by the Village Engineering Staff." This year, Forward Construction has been awarded the contract.

A number of factors are used to determine if a sidewalk block is to be replaced. They include, but are not limited to, deteriorated joints, uneven squares (offsets greater than ¾"), transverse cracks, longitudinal cracks, holes, spalled surfaces, sunken slabs, back pitched slabs, graylining, open aggregate, and/or gaps greater than ¾".
Currently, sidewalk in the southwest corner of the Village is being marked for sidewalk improvements.  A white circle indicates the sidewalk block will be replaced. "L" shaped marks indicate that the raised portion of the sidewalk will be ground down to minimize tripping hazards. A white line parallel to a joint abutting a white circle indicates a saw cut.

Thank you for your patience while this effort is in process.
Wilson Drive Project Updates are available here:  http://www.villageofshorewood.org/780/2018-Wilson-Drive-Reconstruction
Nearby Construction to the south:


Nearby Construction to the north:
Green Tree Bridge Closing: Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation

  • The Good Hope Road entrance ramp to I-43 southbound will close.
  • Overnight single lane and full freeway closures for storm sewer work;
  • Closure of Green Tree Road west of Jean Nicolet Road;
  • Westbound Green Tree Road access to southbound Jean Nicolet Road only
Klode Park Beach Signage Installed: Eagle Scout Project

Thanks to Matthew Pomes, local Boy Scout whose Eagle Project is pictured above, which will improve the safety at Klode Beach. Installation completed Friday, July 20, 2018.

The North Shore Health Department reports a dead crow found in Milwaukee County has tested positive for West Nile virus.  West Nile virus is spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes acquire the virus by feeding on infected birds. The majority of people (80%) who are infected with West Nile virus do not get sick. Those who do become ill usually experience mild symptoms such as fever, headache, muscle ache, rash, and fatigue. Less than 1% of people infected with the virus get seriously ill with symptoms that include high fever, muscle weakness, stiff neck, disorientation, mental confusion, tremors, confusion, paralysis, and coma. Older adults and those with compromised immune systems are at greater risk of developing central nervous system illness that can be fatal.
The North Shore Health Department recommends the following:
  • Limit time spent outside at dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are most active.
  • Apply an insect repellant with DEET, IR3535, picaridin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus to exposed skin and clothing.
  • Make sure window and door screens are in good repair to prevent mosquito entry.
  • Prevent mosquitoes from breeding by removing stagnant water from items around your property, such as tin cans, plastic containers, flower pots, discarded tires, roof gutters, and downspouts.
  • Turn over wheelbarrows, wading pools, boats, and canoes when not in use.
  • Change the water in bird baths and pet dishes at least every three days.
  • Clean and chlorinate swimming pools, outdoor saunas, and hot tubs; drain water from pool covers.
  • Landscape to prevent water from pooling in low-lying areas, and trim tall grass, weeds, and vines since mosquitoes use these areas to rest during hot daylight hours.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services will continue surveillance for West Nile virus until the end of the mosquito season. To report a sick or dead crow, blue jay, or raven, please call the Dead Bird Reporting Hotline at 1-800-433-1610.
Listen to Ann Christiansen, Health Director, discuss West Nile virus on WUMW Lake Effect:  http://wuwm.com/post/tuesday-lake-effect-spread-insect-borne-illnesses-designer-donna-ricco-royal-roost
For more information on West Nile virus: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/arboviral/westnilevirus.htm

Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.
Tuesday, July 31st 3:30-4:30 p.m., NS Library
Thursday, August 9th 3:00-4:30 p.m., Shorewood
Tuesday, August 14th 10-11:00 a.m., Brown Deer
Wednesday, August 15th 3:30-4:30 p.m., Brown Deer
Tuesday, August 21st 7:30-9:00 a.m., Shorewood
Tuesday, August 28th 3:30-4:30 p.m., NS Library

Upcoming Adult Health Clinics (appointment required) - Blood analysis for cholesterol, glucose and triglycerides, blood pressure, weight check and a nurse consultation.  Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.
Tuesday, July 24th Shorewood- 8:00-10:00am
Wednesday, August 15th Brown Deer
Tuesday, August 28th Shorewood
Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening (walk-ins welcome - no appointment necessary)
Wednesday, July 25th 3:30-4:30 p.m., Shorewood
Wednesday, August 1st 12:15-1:00 p.m. Dolan Center (4355 W Bradley Rd)
Thursday, August 16th 12:30-1:00pm LX Club (WFB Women's Club, 600 E. Henry Clay St.)
Wednesday, August 22nd 3:30-4:30 p.m., Shorewood
For the most up-to-date information on pricing, upcoming clinics and screenings, visit the Clinics page of our website at:  http://www.nshealthdept.org/Clinics 

JOIN NIXLE: Recent Crime Email Notification
If you would like to join the Police Department alert system and receive emails directly to your inbox regarding recent police incidents, sign up here. It is called the Nixle and will be so identified when you receive email/texts from the program.  Click here for the 

Please continue to LOCK UP your vehicles and homes.

Click here to receive a weekly crime notification summary: www.wfbvillage.org/list.aspx
Police Non-Emergency Phone: 414-351-9900
Call 911 if you see suspicious activity especially if they are not your neighbors.
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Congratulations, Whitefish Bay, WI!

July, 2018

Whitefish Bay has been named one of the safest cities to raise a child in the country. 

At #27 in the country, Whitefish Bay is a great place to raise a family, according to SafeWise, an organization which has been ranking cities for three years. 

Read more about Whitefish Bay and more about the report and the other top cities here:  https://www.safewise.com/blog/safest-cities-to-raise-a-child/

Community Links

Merchants of Whitefish Bay
Watch  the website and  Facebook Page  for exciting events on Silver Spring D rive! 

Whitefish Bay Farmers Market
Saturdays, 8am to noon
July 7 - October 27

Santa Monica @Silver Spring/Aurora Parking Lot
The Whitefish Bay Farmers Market will be returning to downtown Whitefish Bay in the Aurora Parking Lot again this July thru October - 3 weeks longer this year! Come join your friends and neighbors from 8am to noon.
The open-air market is a family-focused community event with 30+ Vendors this year selling fresh and organic produce, flowers, meats, eggs, honey, cheese, salmon, popcorn, homemade treats, and more! Working on having music every week - know anyone who wants to perform or do a cooking demonstration let me know at WFBBID@gmail.com . See you at the market!
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Merchants of Whitefish Bay on Facebook
WFBBID on Instagram
Mark your calendar also for the "Dog Days of Summer" August 11th, Dominican High School Parking Lot from 11-3:00. Watch for details!

Kiwanis Club The Kiwanis Club of North Shore Milwaukee was chartered as one of 7, 700 clubs in 80 countries in 1950. Our motto is "Serving the Children of the World".  Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.   All proceeds will benefit Kiwanis youth charities.

The Civic Foundation would like to invite you to our ice cream social for Whitefish Bay at Schoolhouse Park across from the WFB Library.  
Wednesday, August 1
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Vanilla and Chocolate is available, with cones, bowls, toppings and Sprecher root beer floats!
Featuring the  WFB Community Band 

Sounds of Summer is just around the corner!
Enjoy the last, lazy days of summer at the Sounds of Summer on Saturday, August 18. The evening kicks off at 5:00 on Silver Spring Drive with Rocket Cat who skillfully blends the band members backgrounds in alternative, progressive and hard rock as well as power pop. Trapper Shoepp takes the stage at 7:00. Trapper is a young man who's befriended a strange and diverse cast of characters during his 27 years. That small army of rogues and rebels, drifters and dreamers, soldiers and schemers populate his songs, their tragedies and comedies, their lives and deaths recalled in his finely etched musical vignettes. Then dance the night away starting at 8:30 with Radio Radio, a band of top musicians playing songs no other band is covering, in a way that makes you feel you are seeing and hearing the real thing live for the first time.

Learn more about the North Shore Health Department and visit us at www.nshealthdept.org and like us on Facebook .
Click Here for the Online Guide on Opioid Addiction.
Whitefish Bay School District
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  School District Sponsored, will  raise funds to renovate the Fitness Center at Whitefish Bay High School

Calling all Whitefish Bay Alumni: Got good news to share? Contact  districtnews@wfbschools.com

WFB 55+ and Better Program: Register at the WFB Community Center. For more information please contact Carolyn Noori at 414-963-3992

We are always looking for new members, so check out our website and email us if you would like to learn more about how you too can participate.

Usual Monthly Schedule: 
  • Stitching: 9am-12noon 2nd and 4th Mondays - creating teddy bears for people in need.
  • Knitting: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 10am to 12noon at the Woman's Club. Knitting hats for the deployed soldiers.
  • Bridge: 1pm Bridge Club 2nd and 4th Thursdays

Village Band of Whitefish Bay: Facebook   joins the Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation  at Schoolhouse Park across from the WFB Library for the Ice Cream Social on  Wednesday, August 1,  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Vanilla and Chocolate is available, with cones, bowls, toppings and Sprecher root beer floats!
Featuring the  WFB Community Band 

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