Monday, December 23, 2019

2019 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
Official Newsletter
Message from the
Village President, Julie Siegel

Enjoy the lifted overnight parking restrictions over the holidays as we welcome home family and friends. Check out the story below for details. Be sure to review the holiday refuse and recycling collection date changes below. To subscribe to our newsletter, click here.
Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing?
When will I receive my property tax over-payment refund?
Tax Refunds, if applicable, will be sent to homeowners approximately 3 weeks after the receipt of payment. No further action is needed on the part of a resident.  

What is the 2020 refuse and recycling schedule?
The 2020 refuse and recycling schedule is available on the Village website. Click here to view the schedule.
Have a question?
The Village Hall phone number is 414-962-6690.
Village Meeting Agendas:
Last Week's Meetings:
  • Monday, Dec. 16, 6:00 pm, Village Hall Board Room
  • Tuesday, Dec. 17, 6:30 pm, Whitefish Bay Public Library
  • Wednesday, Dec. 18, 6:00 pm, Village Hall Basement
  • Thursday, Dec. 19, 5:30 pm, Village Hall Board Room
Lifted Overnight Parking Restrictions:
A friendly reminder from the Whitefish Bay Police Department that overnight parking restrictions will be lifted on select days for the upcoming holiday season. Overnight permission is not needed for the following dates:
  • Tuesday, December 24, 2019 through Thursday, December 26, 2019.
  • Tuesday, December 31, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020.

While the overnight parking restrictions are lifted, please remember that you are still required to adhere to all other relevant signage that pertains to parking (i.e. winter parking restriction zones, loading zones, fire lanes, etc.). For dates without lifted parking restrictions, overnight parking permission can be obtained online.
Holiday Reminders from Public Works:
Refuse and Recycling normally picked up on:
  • Tuesday, December 24, 2019 will be picked up on Monday, December 23, 2019.

  • Wednesday, December 25, 2019 will be picked up on Thursday, December 26, 2019.

  • Wednesday, January 1, 2020 will be picked up on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

  • NOTE: There is NO change in collection on Tuesday, December 31, 2019.
Holiday Recycling
Do's and Don'ts:

Gift wrapping: Do recycle paper-based wrapping and reuse gift bags. Do not put bows, ribbons and cellophane wrapping or metallic looking wrapping paper in your curbside recycling container.

Product packaging: Do recycle cardboard packaging. Do not place wires, foam, plastic bags, and/or loose plastics in your recycling container.

Decorations: Do pack up holiday decorations for reuse next year. Do not place glass ornaments or strings of lights into the recycling bin.
Final Consaul Commons Design Concept:
At the Village Board meeting on Monday the final Consaul Commons design concept was selected. Click here to for a larger view of the concept. The design was reviewed and recommended by Community Development Authority. Thank you to the Public who provided an outpouring of feedback and ideas regarding the space!

It is anticipated that a majority of funding for the project will be provided by the Silver Spring TID #1 fund balance. The TID #1 fund balance is a result of the growth in the district since the TID’s inception. This fund balance may only be used for projects within the district.

Please note that is only a design concept and elements may differ slightly from final construction. It is estimated that construction will begin in 2020.
Library and Village Hall Holiday Schedule:
Upcoming Library Closings:

The Whitefish Bay Public Library will be closed on the following dates:
  • December 24, 2019
  • December 25, 2019
  • December 31, 2019
  • January 1, 2020
Upcoming Village Hall Closings:

The Whitefish Bay Village Hall will be closed on the following dates:
  • December 24, 2019
  • December 25, 2019
  • January 1, 2020
In the event of an emergency, please call 911.
Events at the Whitefish Bay Public Library:
Monday, December 30:
Family Craft Day: Cardboard Sculptures, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, Work together to make some fantastic cardboard sculptures! We'll provide the supplies, you just need to bring your creativity. All ages.  No registration required.
Back by Popular Demand - Property Tax Information:
Update from the Finance Director,
Jen Amerell

Tax bills were sent to households the week of December 9, 2019. If you did not receive your property tax bill please visit the Village website or contact Village Hall.

If applicable, refund checks will be mailed to homeowners 3 to 4 weeks following payment.
When is my tax bill due?

Due date is January 31, 2020. Residents have the option to pay property taxes and other charges as indicated on your tax bill in installments. Installment due dates are as follows:
  • 1st Installment due by January 31  
  • 2nd Installment due by March 31     
  • Final Installment due by May 31 (May 31 is a Sunday - please plan accordingly.)
Please note – if any installment payment is missed, the installment option is no longer available and the entire balance becomes due in full.
What are my Payment Options?
In Person at Associated Bank

Lobby Hours, Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

December 24 open 9:00 am to 2:00 pm December 31 open 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Closed December 25 and January 1
By Mail
Make check payable to the Village of Whitefish Bay

Send check to Village of Whitefish Bay, 5300 N. Marlborough Drive, Whitefish Bay, 53217
On the  Village Website

From  website, click “Online Payments” on bottom of page and select “Pay Property Taxes”

Enter Payment Type (real estate or personal property), Name and Address, and Card information 

User Fees Do Apply:
  • Credit Cards – 2.39% per Transaction, $1.50 minimum
  • Electronic Check - $1.50
24-Hour Night Depository

Located in entrance of Village Hall

Deposits made prior to midnight will be processed using that day’s date
How Do I Obtain A Receipt?

Receipts can be obtained in one of three ways:
  1. Use the Village website www.wfbvillage.org, receipts may be printed anytime at your convenience
  2. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope with payment sent via mail or night deposit box. Receipts will not be sent if self-addressed stamped envelope is not include
  3. Receive receipt at time of payment in person
What Happens if I Do Not Pay On Time?

For any property tax bill where payment is not made timely, the bill is considered delinquent and the remaining balance is subject to interest and penalty. If a payment is missed, the installment plan is no longer available and the balance is due in full. 

Pursuant to Wisconsin State Statutes and Village of Whitefish Bay Municipal Code, delinquent property tax bills are charged 1.5% interest and penalty per month (in the calculation of interest and penalty, a partial month is considered a full month). Interest and penalties are charged retroactive to February 1, 2020.  
North Shore Health Department:
Did you know? According to the CDC’s Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the Unites States, 2019 report, more than 2.8 million antibiotic-resistant infections occur in the U.S. each year, and more than 35,000 people die as a result. In addition, 223,900 cases of Clostridioides difficile occurred in 2017 and at least 12,800 people died. CDC is concerned about rising resistant infections in the community, which can put more people at risk, make the spread of disease more difficult to identify and contain, and threaten the progress made to protect patients in healthcare. The emergence and spread of new forms of resistance remains a concern. Click here to read the full report.

Infections caused by antibiotic-resistant germs are difficult, and sometimes impossible to treat—but we can help stop the spread of these germs. Antibiotic resistance happens when germs like bacteria and fungi develop the ability to defeat the drugs designed to kill them. No one can completely avoid getting an infection, but there are steps you can take to reduce your risk:
  • Clean Your Hands: Keeping your hands clean is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and prevent infections and spreading germs. 
  • Get Vaccinated: Vaccines are an important step to prevent infections, including resistant infections. Talk to your healthcare provider about recommended vaccines 
  • Be Aware of Changes in Your Health: Talk to your healthcare provider about how to recognize signs and symptoms of infections, or if you think you have an infection. If an infection isn’t stopped, it can lead to additional complications like sepsis, a life-threatening medical emergency. 
  • Use Antibiotics Appropriately: Talk with your healthcare provider or veterinarian about the best treatment when you, your family, or your animal is sick. Antibiotics save lives, but any time they are used they can cause sides effects and lead to antibiotic resistance if not taken properly.
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