Monday, July 1, 2019

2019 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
Official Newsletter
Message from the
Village President, Julie Siegel
I hope you plan to celebrate July 4th in Whitefish Bay! Check out parade details, festival information, and rules/reminders below. Friendly reminder that Village Hall is closed on Thursday, July 4th. To subscribe to our newsletter, click here .
Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing?
Where can I get a detailed schedule of the 4th of July activities?
  • Click here or check out the schedule in the article below!

Is refuse and recycling collection rescheduled on July 4th?
  • Yes, as a result of the holiday, refuse and recycling typically collected on Thursday, July 4, 2019 will be collected on Wednesday, July 3, 2019.
Have a question?
The Village Hall phone number is 414-962-6690.
Village Meeting Agendas:
This Week's Meetings:

  • Monday, July 1, 6:00 pm, Village Hall Board Room
Last Week's Meetings:

  • Tuesday, June 25, 6:30 pm, Whitefish Bay Public Library
4th of July Festival Schedule:
4th of July Rules and Reminders:
As in past years, the following rules are in place for the Fourth of July festivities:
  • Chairs and blankets cannot be placed along the parade route until 6:00 am on July 4th.
  • During the parade, please keep children at the curb on the parade route. There are moving vehicles / large floats that can severely injure a child running into the street for a piece of candy.
  • Picnic tables cannot be removed from the picnic area.
  • Please note that tablecloths do not “hold” a table.
  • If during the day you wish to put up large umbrellas, awnings or tents, please put them towards the side of the park. Come fireworks time, please take the awnings, umbrellas and tents down.
  • Rule for personal fireworks: If it flies, if it explodes, if it causes fire on ignition or sustains fire, it’s illegal. Enjoy the Sendik’s fireworks show at the park! Leave it to the professionals and be considerate of your neighbors.
2019 Property Revaluation Project Update:
2019 property assessment notices were mailed out last week. Click here to view 2019 Assessed Values by address. Click here to view the 2019 Assessment Insert that was included in the mailing.

The most frequently asked question is how will the revaluation impact my property taxes? Revaluation redistributes the existing property tax burden so that all property owners pay their fair share based on the market value of their property. Differences in the taxes paid by individual property owners will result from assessments that change more or less than the average. The 2019 tax rate will be available in December after each of the different taxing authorities (Milwaukee County, Village of Whitefish Bay, Whitefish Bay School District, MATC and MMSD) have established their respective tax levies.  

Tyler Technologies’ Appraisal and Tax Division was contracted to complete the revaluation, as well as perform assessor services for the Village. Click here for more information about the project.
Police and Fire Department Updates:
Police Department Reminder:

Notice from the Whitefish Bay Police Department: During the overnight hours of 6/23 into 6/24 there were several vehicles stolen from the Village of Fox Point. In addition, numerous unlocked vehicles were entered. Fortunately, Whitefish Bay was spared from this most recent incident.

However, residents should take steps to ensure that residences and vehicles are secured, and keys are not being left inside vehicles. Report suspicious activity immediately by calling 911.
Congratulations to North Shore Fire/Rescue:

At the 2019 “Salute to Local Government” event, which was held on Tuesday, the Wisconsin Policy Forum issued the Intergovernmental Cooperation award to the North Shore Fire/Rescue, cities of Milwaukee, West Allis, Wauwatosa, Greenfield, St. Francis, and Oak Creek for improving Fire/EMS Capabilities in Milwaukee Region.

Click here for a YouTube video for additional details about project. Congrats to NSFD and the other recognized departments!
Job Opening with Public Works:
Want to work for Whitefish Bay? The Village of Whitefish Bay Department of Public Works seeks a full-time Public Works Services Technician Assistant.

This position performs tasks related to water system maintenance, repair, and replacement. In addition, this position performs general maintenance, repair, construction, and refuse/recycling collection tasks for the Department of Public Works. Click here for the job description and how to apply.
Important Notices from Public Works:
Brush Chipper:

Brush will next be collected by Village crews during the week of July 8, 2019. Brush should be placed in the parkway between the curb and the sidewalk. It should not obstruct the sidewalk or be placed in the street.
Lake Drive Safety Improvement
Project Public Meeting:

A public meeting for the 2020 Lake Drive safety improvements at various intersections will be on July 8, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at Village Hall (5300 N. Marlborough Drive). This is a 60% Design Stage Public Involvement Meeting.

This project aims to reduce the amount of pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicle crashes. Work is scheduled to take place during the 2020 construction season.

Information will be on planned traffic control both for vehicles and for pedestrians. Exhibits will also include details on construction staging for roadway work and for pedestrian facilities. Please note that the current 2019 Lake Drive Resurfacing is separate from next year's safety project. If you cannot attend the meeting, but would like to find out more please contact Christine Hanna.
2019 Comprehensive Plan Update:
The Village has started the process to update its 2009 Comprehensive Plan. We want to hear community feedback on the plan, future land use and development, and Whitefish Bay community goals. For more information on the 2019 Comprehensive Plan Update visit the Comprehensive Plan page on the Village Website.

If you were unable to join the Community Conversation at Bay Day or attend the recent Plan Commission meeting we still want to hear from you! Feel free to provide written comment or feedback on the planning process by contacting Tim Blakeslee, Assistant Village Manager at 414-962-6690 or t.blakeslee@wfbvillage.org. There will be a public hearing about the 2019 Comprehensive Plan Update in September 2019.
Events at the Whitefish Bay Public Library:
Monday, July 1:
Drop In and Make: Aliens, 9:30 am to 8:30 pm, We will supply all the materials to create something cool! Just bring your creativity and stop by whenever the library is open! Open to all ages. No Registration Required.

Wednesday, July 3:
Whitefish Bay Public Library closes at 6:00 pm.

Drop In and Make: Torn Paper Planets, 9:30 am to 6:00 pm, We will supply all the materials to create something cool! Just bring your creativity and stop by whenever the library is open! Open to all ages. No Registration Required.

Thursday, July 4:
Whitefish Bay Public Library is closed all day for the 4th of July.

Monday, July 8:
Wendy & DB, 10:30 am to 11:30 am, Come jam with award-winning children's artists Wendy & DB live at the library! Wendy & DB’s  melodic, interactive and contagious songs delight folks, newborn to one hundred and two! Open to all ages. Please Register.
Community Spotlight:
Garden Initiatives in the Bay (Part 2 of 5)

The Whitefish Bay Community Garden: The Community Garden, located at the WFB High School, is up and running at full speed! Our main priority right now is building a sound infrastructure to enable us to utilize the garden at full capacity in the years ahead. We are in the process of building raised beds for our vegetable gardens and providing our pollinators with beautiful flower beds. Please stop in at the Recreation Department to find out ways you can get involved or email Miriam Gerrietts.
Whitefish Bay Farmers Market
(Saturday's July 6 to October 12):

The Whitefish Bay Farmers’ Market, a ‘Simply Unbeetable’ event, will be held in the Aurora Parking Lot (325 E. Silver Spring Drive) each Saturday morning beginning July 6, 2019 through October 12, 2019. The family-friendly outdoor green and local market will feature the great selection of farm fresh products. The Farmers’ Market will also have music every weekend along with “Artisans” on several weekends throughout the season.  Join us each week as we celebrate all things delicious in our community.  

Follow on Facebook or contact WFBBID@gmail.com for more info.
Whitefish Bay Art Fest
(July 13 and July 14):

The Merchants of Whitefish Bay, along with Amdur Productions, will be closing Silver Spring Drive from Santa Monica Blvd to Hollywood Ave for a new event featuring artists, entertainment, music, food, and beverages on July 13, 2019 and July 14, 2019. 100+ local and national artists will have booths set up in the street on Saturday & Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. This will prove to be a wonderful event for the whole family.

Visit Amdur Productions or contact WFBBID@gmail.com for more info.        
North Shore Health Department:
News from the Health Department:

Did you know? In Wisconsin bats and skunks are the leading carriers of rabies, but in the U.S. bats are responsible for the greatest number of rabies infections. Annual rabies cases have decreased due to routine pet vaccines and postexposure prophylaxis (PEP), which is a preventative medical treatment started immediately after exposure. While rabies is one of the most deadly infectious diseases, it is also very preventable. How to protect yourself:

  • Never touch or feed wild animals and avoid contact with unfamiliar dogs and cats.
  • If you see an animal acting strangely, unusually vicious or aggressive, or having trouble walking, report it to local animal control.
  • After an animal bite, gently clean out the wound with soap and water.
  • If necessary, receive PEP early to prevent development of rabies infection. 
  • If there is no bite, but you think you may have been exposed, talk to a healthcare provider to determine if you need PEP. Once symptoms develop, rabies is almost always fatal.

To learn more about symptoms, postexposure prophylaxis, and rabies vaccines, go to https://www.rabieswatch.com
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (Appointment Required)

Tuesday, July 9,
10:00 am to 11:00 am,
Brown Deer Office

Upcoming Adult Health Clinics
(Appointment Required)

Wednesday, July 17,
8:00 am to 10:00 am,
Brown Deer Office

Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening 
(No Appointment Required)

Wednesday, July 3,
12:15 pm to 1:00 pm,
Dolan Center
(4355 W Bradley Rd)  
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