Monday, February 10, 2020

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

Have a Happy Valentine's Day this week. Please see the notice from th e Police Chief below about not leaving keys in an unattended, unlocked, and running vehicle. To subscribe to our newsletter, click here
Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing?
When is the Spring Primary Election? The Spring Primary Election is February 18, 2020. In-person absentee voting continues at Village Hall until this Friday. Stop by Village Hall between 8:00 am to 4:30 pm to vote. Check out more information about the Spring Primary below.

How can I find out more about the job openings in the Department of Public Works? The Village has three full-time DPW job openings. Open positions include Foreman, Collector/Service Worker, and Service Worker. Click here to view the job postings.
Have a question?
The Village Hall phone number is 414-962-6690.
Village Meeting Agendas:
Last Week's Meetings:

  • Monday, Feb. 3, 6:00 pm, Village Hall Board Room

  • Thursday, Feb. 6, 5:30 pm, Village Hall Board Room
This Week's Meetings:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 11, 6:15 pm, Village Hall Board Room

For other meeting agendas and minutes please visit the  Agenda Center page on the Village Website
Notice from the Police Chief:
The Police Department continues to see a number of cars running unattended in driveways. We ask that you do not leave your keys in an unattended, unlocked, and running vehicle. 

There have been several vehicle thefts over the past month at the following locations:
  • 5400 Block N. Shoreland Ave
  • 5000 Block N Kent Ave
  • 6200 Block Lake Dr (Attempted)
Thieves can walk up to your car, get in, and drive off in a matter of 5 seconds.

Nixle allows residents to sign up for text alerts from the Police Department. Click here to visit the Nixle website to sign up.
Spring Primary Election Information:
Election Date: February 18, 2020. Please use the Ward Map (PDF) to see where your polling place is. Polling places are open from 7:00 am - 8:00 pm on Election Day.

What's on the ballot: Justice of the Supreme Court, Circuit Court Judge, County Executive. Sample ballots can be found on My Vote Wisconsin.

Absentee Voting:
  • In-person absentee voting begins today (Monday) February 3, 2020 and continues through Friday February 14, 2020 at Village Hall.
  • Last day for voters (except indefinitely-confined and military electors) to request absentee ballots by mail is February 13, 2020.

Other Election Information:
  • Registration can be completed in person at Village Hall or at the polls on Election Day. Please remember that Wisconsin Requires a Photo ID to Vote. 
  • There is no voting or registering at Village Hall the Monday before any election.

Election Questions: For voting questions or to request an absentee ballot, send an email to Elections, contact the Village Clerk's office at 414-962-6690, or visit the Wisconsin Elections Commission website.
Update from the School District:
  • High School Host School Report February 12—All are welcome!
  • Strengthening our Safety Response -- District Receives Project ADAM Certification
  • 2020 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees
  • High School Production -- Beauty and the Beast
  • Share Our Story -- Memorable Facebook Posts
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Updates from Public Works:
What are those lines on the Streets?

You may have noticed that the Village is treating the streets before snowstorms, a process known as “anti-icing”.

We now manufacture our own solution of brine by dissolving rock salt into water. This brine is applied directly to the streets before an event to improve road conditions at the beginning and throughout snowfalls, and is added to rock salt as it leaves the trucks, jump starting its effectiveness. 

This new technology is expected to improve our service and reduce winter maintenance costs.
Job Opening - Foreman:

The Village of Whitefish Bay is looking to fill the position of full-time Foreman. This position is a paid hourly, skilled, first level supervisory position for the Department of Public Works.

In addition to performing general maintenance, repair and construction tasks as directed, the foreman shall direct and supervise a crew or several crews and/or outside contractors on specific job assignments. Starting hourly rate pay range is $31.85 to $35.12. Click here for the full job description and online job application.
Events at the Whitefish Bay Public Library:
Monday February 10:
Science Explorers: Melting Hearts, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, We’ll celebrate Valentine’s Day with… science? Yes! Learn about chemical reactions and phases of matter while experiencing this colorful, sensory science experiment. Please dress for a mess. Grades 1-2. Registration Required.
Valentines Day Poster:
Check out this creative and sweet (literally) poster students from Holy Family School dropped at the Whitefish Bay Public Library for Valentines Day. Great work! And all the candy boxes are FULL 😊.
Community Spotlight:
"55 and Better" Class at the Whitefish Bay Recreation Department:

Home Safety: Wednesday, February 12 from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Must be registered by: February 10 to attend, no cost. Learn about fall prevention, making a safe home environment, and fire prevention safety tactics. Presented by The North Shore Fire Department. The North Shore Fire Department will also provide information about the free courtesy home safety evaluation that they offer! Contact Carolyn Noori at 414-963-3992 or carolyn.noori@wfbschools.com to register.
Edible Landscaping - Whitefish Bay Garden Club:

Learn h ow to incorporate herbs, vegetables & fruits into your home landscape in containers, raised beds, or perimeter gardens. Expert Alec LePoidevin of Fresh Roots will help you think creatively about how you can sustainably grow & maintain edibles in your outdoor spaces. The event is Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Whitefish Bay Public Library. This event is open to the public.
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Co-Ed Free Throw Contest:

Join us on February 15, 2020 for our annual FREE Co-Ed Free Throw Contest. Boys and girls grades 3-8 will attempt 20 free throws in an effort to win their division. Winners will advance to the all Metro MKE Region contest taking place on March 21, 2020 in West Allis. 

Register online or the day of the event. Online registration closes Friday, Feb 14, 2020. Register online using code 351205-A1. All registrations must be completed prior to 11:00 am Saturday, Feb 15, 2020. Event schedule:
  • On Site Registration (WFB Field House): 10:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Warm ups: 11:00 am to 11:30 pm
  • Competition: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Bay Bridge Event:

Join Hunger Fighter, Food Advocate and Public Health Ambassador Rayna Andrews as she facilitates a Racial Wealth Gap Learning Simulation.Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Whitefish Bay Public Library Community Room. Age appropriate for high school students and adults.

This event is co-sponsored by Whitefish Bay Public Library, PACE 3, From the Same Dust, Divided by Design/MKE and Bay Bridge. Join us for an interactive exploration of how federal policies have created structural inequalities and why racial equity is so important to ending hunger and poverty in America. This conversation is for those who want to become more aware of structural inequality and how to support policies that undo and/or reduce disparities in our communities. To register for this event, go to wfblibrary.org/ourevents or call 414-964-4380.
North Shore Health Department:
Did you know? Vitamin D is important for overall health, as well as strong and healthy bones. Muscles require it to facilitate movement, nerves need it to carry messages between the brain and body parts and the immune system needs vitamin D to fight off infection. Vitamin D deficiency can also result in specific health problems such as bones becoming thin, brittle and misshapen which can put people at an increased risk for falls, especially the elderly. Most people get vitamin D through their diet and exposure to sunlight. Vitamin D made by exposure to sunlight may not be enough, but dietary intake or supplements can often make up the difference. Vitamin D deficiency may not be a concern for everyone but certain groups may be more at risk such as exclusively breast fed infants and individuals who are obese, have dark skin and who are older than age 65. These individuals may have low levels of Vitamin D due to their diets, too little sun exposure or because of their body’s inability to absorb or manufacture Vitamin D. The only way to know if you are deficient is to ask your doctor to order a blood test. 
 
It can be especially difficult to increase Vitamin D through sun exposure during the winter months. Sunlight through a window doesn’t count! Dietary supplements can help, as well as eating Vitamin D rich food, including salmon, tuna, fish liver oils, milk, yogurt, and eggs. Use caution when taking supplements, as it is also possible to have too much Vitamin D which can affect your health as well. We encourage you to talk to your healthcare provider about your Vitamin D needs and the use of dietary supplements to determine what may be best for your overall health. 
 
To learn more about Vitamin D, visit this link: https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminD-Consumer
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (Appointment Required)

Wednesday, Feb. 12,
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Shorewood Office
(2010 E. Shorewood Blvd)

Tuesday, Feb. 18,
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Brown Deer office
(4800 W Green Brook Dr)

Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening 
(No Appointment Required)

Wednesday, Feb. 19
11:30 pm to 12:00 pm
 LX Club (Meeting at Zaffiro’s in Marcus No. Shore Cinema, Mequon)

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