Monday, April 19, 2021

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

Prescription drug take back day is this Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Village Hall. Please keep an eye out tomorrow for our special edition newsletter highlighting all of other events of Bay Day 2021 taking place from April 24 to May 2! To subscribe to our newsletter, click here.
Why Is The Village Hall Phone Ringing?
Is the 4th of July Parade/Festival happening this year? Yes, the Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation is planning the return of the parade and the festival at Klode Park this year. The parade will be using a revised and longer route to allow for greater distancing. More details to come as the event gets closer!

When is the next brush chipper collection? Brush will next be collected by Village crews this week. Brush should be placed in the parkway between the curb and the sidewalk.

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

  • Tuesday, April 13, 6:15 p.m., Virtual GoToMeeting

  • Wednesday, April 14, 6:00 p.m., Virtual GoToMeeting

  • Thursday, April 15, 5:30 p.m., Virtual GoToMeeting
This Week's Meetings:

  • Monday, April 19, 6:00 p.m., Virtual GoToMeeting

For other meeting agendas and minutes, please visit the Agenda Center page.

Please note that the Village uses GoToMeeting for virtual meetings. Contact Village Hall with questions.
Bay Day 2021 - Music Day In the Bay:
In a display of true community spirit, the Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation, Merchants of Whitefish Bay, Whitefish Bay Public Education Foundation, and the Village of Whitefish Bay have again teamed up for Bay Day! Join us for a variety of fun eco-themed activities, local music, and shopping promotions from the Merchants of Whitefish Bay starting this Saturday, April 24, through Sunday, May 2. Keep an eye out for a special Village newsletter tomorrow for the Bay Day 2021 event calendar and additional details.

Featured Bay Day 2021 Event - Enjoy a Live Concert with Music Day In The Bay: Coming to a stop near you! Music Day In The Bay is Saturday, May 1, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Mixtape MKE and the House of RAD will delight residents and neighbors with a three-hour, roving concert. Enjoy the music while you #ShopLocal and support one of our great local Merchants. Click here for a Google maps route link.
A Note About Coyotes:
Whitefish Bay and neighboring communities have an abundance of natural wildlife because of the close proximity to parks and natural resources. Estabrook Park, the Milwaukee River, and Lake Michigan have long attracted wildlife such as coyotes.

Coyotes have adapted well to urban environments across the state and nation, because they are abundant in shelter and food sources. Most coyotes prey upon small mammals like rabbits and mice; however, in urban environments they also prey upon plentiful and easy food sources like geese, squirrels, eggs, fawns, garbage, and sometimes small, domesticated pets.

Certain times of year, like now, a few precautions need to be taken to ensure safety of all pets. Do not leave small dogs unattended, do not use a leash with a retractable long cable, and never let cats out to roam. If residents follow the simple steps and recommendations outlined in this document, they can significantly reduce the risk that you or your pets will have a negative encounter with a coyote.
Updates from Village Hall:
COVID-19 Vaccine Information from the North Shore Health Department:

For the week of April 19, NSHD received a limited supply of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The Pfizer vaccine is available to those 16 and older at our clinic in Brown Deer on Tuesday, April 20. You must be able to return on Wednesday, May 12 for your second dose.

We are only able to book out one week in advance because we do not know the number of doses we will receive each week. Sign up for an appointment here.

Other locations performing COVID-19 Vaccinations for eligible North Shore residents:
Arbor Day is April 30, 2021

A small outdoor Arbor Day celebration will be held on April 30, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. near Klode Park Beach.

Did you know? Trees are the longest living organisms on the planet and one of Earth’s greatest natural resources. They keep our air supply clean, reduce noise pollution, improve water quality, help prevent erosion, provide food and building materials, create shade, and help make our landscapes look beautiful. As a designated Tree City USA community, the Village of Whitefish Bay is pleased to share the following facts and figures:
  • Well-maintained trees and shrubs can increase property value by up to 14%. 
  • Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30% 
  • A mature tree removes almost 70 times more pollution than a newly planted tree. 
  • A healthy tree can have a value of up to $10,000. 
  • The shade and wind buffering provided by trees reduces annual heating and cooling costs by 2.1 billion dollars. 
  • Each average-sized tree provides an estimated $7 savings in annual environmental benefits, including energy conservation and reduced pollution. 
  • A single tree produces approximately 260 pounds of oxygen per year. That means two mature trees can supply enough oxygen annually to support a family of four! 
  • One tree can absorb as much carbon in a year as a car produces while driving 26,000 miles. 
  • Over the course its life, a single tree can absorb one ton of carbon dioxide.
Public Works Job Opening:

The Department of Public Works is seeking applicants to fill the position of Service Worker/Collector. This full time position performs automated refuse and/or recycling collection, general labor tasks including but not limited to landscape maintenance, yard waste collection, tree/forestry maintenance, utility operation and maintenance, park and building maintenance, street maintenance as well as other general labor duties within the Department of Public Works. Hourly rate starts at $24.38/hour with a 6 year pay increase plan and excellent benefits. Click here for more information and to apply.
North Shore Dispatch Job Opening:
Are you looking for a career that offers excitement and the ability live up to your true potential? Are you able to work under pressure, think outside the box, multitask, make split second decisions, and have a desire to help, serve and protect fellow citizens? Then being a 911 Telecommunicator may be the career for you!  Learn more about the Telecommunicator position.

Do you have what it takes? Do you want to make a difference in the world, save a life, and help people in need, then apply within? Previous dispatch experience is preferred, but not required. Must be able to workdays, nights, weekends, and holidays. Interested candidates should complete the application process online at the Village of Bayside website https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/bayside. Position open until filled.
Memorial Day Celebration:
Save the date! The community is cordially invited to Whitefish Bay’s 6th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony, sponsored by the Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation. The event is at 11:00 a.m. on May 31, 2021 at Armory Park (Corner of Henry Clay St. and Ardmore Ave.)

The ceremony will be an opportunity for Veterans to connect with one another and for the community to honor our country’s fallen service members. The event will also give Whitefish Bay families a way to teach children the meaning behind Memorial Day and to witness traditional military customs.

COVID-19 protocols: As part of the protocols for this year's event we will be doing the following:
  • Cleaning before and after the ceremony any equipment used (chairs, microphones, etc.).
  • Encourage attendees to practice social distancing and wear mask when in close proximity to others.
Updates from the Whitefish Bay Public Library:
The library is open! The library now opens at 10:00 a.m. Monday to Saturday. Visit our website for open and curbside hours along with available services.

Virtual Edible Book Festival, Monday, April 19 – April 25: The Edible Book Festival is open to anyone: the young, the old, and everyone in between. Make your edible book and get us photos of your creation by Monday, April 19 then check out our Facebook page and website to vote on your favorites. What is an edible book? Read more about this event on our website.

Take and Make For Kids, Stained Glass Earth, Wednesday, April 21, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m.: Celebrate Earth Day with this Earth craft. Pick-up outside the front doors of the library. We ask that you take one per child and practice good social distancing and mask wearing when picking up your kit.

Virtual Tea Time Book Club, Friday, April 23, 12:00 p.m.: Our Tea Time Book Club meets once a month and is led by Library Director Nyama Reed. This month we're reading When Harry Met Minnie : a true story of love and friendship by Martha Teichner. Click here for more info.

Zoom Storytime with Miss Katie, Tuesday, April 27, 10:00 a.m.: Join Miss Katie for an interactive Zoom storytime with stories, songs, and rhymes! Click here for more info.
Community Spotlight:
North Shore Health Department Highlights 4/12/21:

Spring is here, and for Wisconsin, it can bring an increase in storms and power outages.
The CDC suggests advance planning for storms with emergency kits in your home and car, including:
  • Evacuation and shelter plans
  • Extra blankets, jackets, and clothing
  • First aid kits
  • Battery-operated flashlight
  • Battery-operated NOAA Weather Radio
  • Extra batteries for both
Visit the CDC for more ways to prepare for spring weather. Outdoor sirens, NOAA radio and local TV and radio, wireless emergency alerts can all be stormy weather reporting resources. Active alerts from Weather.gov can be found here. Keep your food safe in the event of a power outage by using the coldest setting, grouping food together in the freezer, and keeping refrigerator doors closed. Visit Foodsafety.gov for guidance on when to save it and when to toss it out.
Other Community Links:
Village of Whitefish Bay | Phone: (414) 962-6690 | Fax: (414) 962-5651