Monday, March 15, 2021

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

Friendly reminder, please watch for an increase of kids on bikes and pedestrians now that the weather is beginning to turn! To subscribe to our newsletter, click here.
Why Is The Village Hall Phone Ringing?
When does yard waste pick up begin?Yard waste collection starts April 5, 2021, weather permitting. Yard waste must be placed between the curb and sidewalk in sturdy paper bags or in containers that can be emptied. Yard waste bags or containers must weigh less than 50 pounds. Please remember that grass clippings are prohibited.

Is there an upcoming refuse and recycling schedule change? Refuse and Recycling normally picked up on Friday, April 2, 2021, will be picked up on Thursday, April 1, 2021. Click here for the the yearly Refuse and Recycle collection schedule.

Have a question? Send us an email or give us a call at (414) 962-6690.
Village Meeting Agendas:
This Week's Meetings:

  • Monday, March 15, 6:00 p.m., Virtual GoToMeeting

Library Board (CANCELED)
  • Tuesday, March 16, 6:30 p.m., Virtual Zoom

  • Thursday, March 18, 5:30 p.m., Virtual GoToMeeting
Last Week's Meetings:

  • Tuesday, March 9, 6:15 p.m., Virtual GoToMeeting

  • Wednesday, March 10, 5:00 p.m., Virtual GoToMeeting.

For other meeting agendas and minutes, please visit the Agenda Center page.
Message from the Police Department:
The Whitefish Bay Police Department along with other area police departments have seen an increase in Catalytic Converter thefts. Catalytic Converters are being targeted for the precious metals they contain. Here are some tips for decreasing the chances of your Catalytic Converter being stolen:
  • When possible, park in well-lit areas and close to building entrances.
  • If you have a garage at your house, park your car inside and keep the garage door shut.
  • At night have the area where your vehicle is parked well lit.
  • Have the catalytic converter welded to your car's frame, which may make it harder to steal.
  • Have a catalytic converter anti-theft device installed.
  • If you have a car alarm, see if it can be calibrated to set off when it detects vibration.
If you see any suspicious vehicles or persons, please call 911.
Village Hall Information:
Building Services Department Retirement:

Congratulations to Cindy Wallner for her upcoming retirement on March 26, 2021. Cindy has been with the Village for 16 years! She has had several different positions in the Village during her time, serving most recently as the Building Services Administrative Assistant. Be sure to stop in and say 'Congrats' next time you are at Village Hall! She will be missed!
Summer Seasonal Job Openings:

Summer Seasonal Job Opening: The Village is looking to fill four (4) seasonal laborer positions within the Department of Public Works. The positions may be responsible for waste/brush/refuse/ recycling collection, flower bed planting/weeding/watering, shrub bed hedging/weeding & mulching, and other general tasks.

The positions begin in May and end in late August. Forty hours per week is expected but not guaranteed. Pay is $12.00 per hour. Working hours are 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Job information and application can be found here. Contact Public Works Superintendent Pat McCarthy with questions:
April 6, 2021 Election Information:
The Village is experiencing a high volume of questions related the upcoming election, absentee ballots, and response deadlines. Please click here for frequently asked questions related to the upcoming April 6, 2021 election. If you have a question that is not listed, please don't hesitate to give us a call at: (414) 962-6690.

Offices up for primary election on April 6, 2021: State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Court of Appeals Judge, Circuit Court Judges (Branches 3,6,12,15,19,22,30,37,45,46), Whitefish Bay Village Trustees (2), Whitefish Bay School Board Members (3). You can view your sample ballot on MyVote 21 days before the election.
Update from the School District:
March Community E- Newsletter: Our Community E- Newsletters are one of several ways the District works toward comprehensive communications with the community. Read the March Newsletter and sign up to receive these monthly during the school year.
Upcoming School Board Meetings: Meeting dates, agendas, minutes, and more information can be found online.
District Communications and COVID-19 Information: The Whitefish Bay community is invited to view District updates and safety information on the District’s Safety and Communication page.
Save the Dates! Spring Break is March 19 through March 26, 2021.
Whitefish Bay Farmers Market:
Save the dates! The Whitefish Bay Farmers Market is just around the corner with new dates and times. The Market will run on Saturdays from June 12, 2021, through October 16, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The market is in the Aurora Health Center parking lot located at 325 E. Silver Spring Drive in Whitefish Bay. For more information, visit the Farmers Market website!
Updates from the Whitefish Bay Public Library:

Take and Make For Kids: Rainbow Windsock, Wednesday, March 17, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m.,Celebrate St. Patrick's Day and the start of spring with this cheerful windsock!   Pick up outside the front doors of the library.

Virtual Storytimes: Due to COVID-19, all of our storytimes are virtual storytimes! We invite you to join one of our youth services librarians for books, rhymes, songs, and more. Our events will premiere on our Facebook page, and they will also be saved on our Facebook page for a brief amount of time.
  • March 9 to April 16
  • Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.: Toddler Time
  • Fridays at 10:00 a.m.: All Ages

Excite Your Mind Winter Reading Challenge - Now through March 19:
There is still time to register for our all ages virtual winter reading program through Beanstack. Register online or use the Beanstack app! Download the Beanstack app and search for Whitefish Bay Public Library.

Stay in Touch with Library News: Want to hear about library news, get book recommendations, learn about our storytimes, children’s programming, book clubs, history programs, and more? Check out our new library newsletters and choose your news based specifically on your interests. Visit our website to update your email and select your preferences.
Community Spotlight:
Bay Bridge Film Discussion.

Click here to register for a Film Discussion of Teach Us All (1h 20m) on April 21, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. Click here to register. Link to stream will be available and active here one week prior to the April 21 film discussion. This event is Co-sponsored by the Whitefish Bay Library.

Teach Us All: Sixty years after the Little Rock Nine faced violent resistance when desegregating Central High in Arkansas, America’s schools continue to represent the key battleground of the Civil Rights Movement. Teach Us All demonstrates powerful lessons from history within a timely context, emphasizing the need for unity and collective action to rectify the disparities among America’s children.
Tell Mom She Rocks! - Mother’s Day Celebration Stones:

Show your mom or a special woman in your life she is the rock of your family AND support the Whitefish Bay Garden Club 501 (c)(3) and its environmental efforts! For $100, have a special message engraved on a Celebration garden stone for your mom. Add it to her garden or request that it be placed at one of the Village gardens. Order by March 17 for delivery by Mother’s Day. Email us at or go on our website for details.
North Shore Health Department
March 12, 2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Update:

For the last month, the North Shore Health Department has used this email list to provide information on our vaccine availability and scheduling process. Given that many have found a way to vaccinate but continue to receive these updates, we are going to transition away from this process. Starting Monday, March 15, 2021, please visit our website for the sign-up link for our vaccine appointments. The link will be posted on the front page of We will remove the link when all appointments for the week are filled. We will put a notice up when all of our appointments have been filled.
For the week of March 15, NSHD is vaccinating with the Pfizer vaccine in our Brown Deer office. If you sign up for an appointment on Tuesday, March 16, the return date is Wednesday, April 7. If you sign up for an appointment on Thursday, March 18, your return date will be Friday, April 9. Vaccine supply for NSHD continues to be limited. Sign up quickly, as our appointment link will be posted on our website on Monday, March 15 at 10:00 a.m. for other eligible people to sign up. Appointments will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.

  • Adults ages 65 and older
  • Frontline health care personnel
  • Residents and employees in skills nursing and long-term care facilities
  • Police and fire personnel, correctional staff
  • Educators and regulated childcare staff
  • Individuals enrolled in Medicaid long-term care programs
  • Facility staff and residents in congregate living settings
  • Non-frontline essential health care personnel
  • Some public facing essential workers
Thank you for helping us defeat COVID-19 by getting a vaccine!

Other Community Links:
Village of Whitefish Bay | Phone: (414) 962-6690 | Fax: (414) 962-5651