Monday, October 28, 2019

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

Happy Halloween on Thursday! Daylight savings time ends this Sunday, November 3, 2019. Please watch for children playing outside in the dark. To subscribe to our newsletter, click here.
Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing?
How often is curbside leaf collection? Curbside leaf collection continues through mid-November. Collection is weekly, but there is no specific collection schedule.

Collection is dependent on crew availability and the volume of leaves that need to be collected. Leaves should be placed in the curb of the street, but away from storm inlets. Frequently asked questions about the curbside collection program can be found here.
Have a question?
The Village Hall phone number is 414-962-6690.
Village Meeting Agendas:
This Week's Meetings:

  • Monday, Oct. 28, 5:00 pm, Village Hall Board Room

Note: For past meeting agendas and minutes please visit the  Agenda Center page on the Village Website.
Last Week's Meetings:

  • Monday, Oct. 21, 6:00 pm, Village Hall Board Room

  • Tuesday, Oct. 22, 6:00 pm, Village Hall Board Room
Public Works Department Job Openings:
Interested in working for Whitefish Bay? The Department of Public Works is seeking applicants to fill the following positions:

Public Works Services Technician - Electrical: This position performs operation, maintenance, repair and replacement work as it relates to the Village street light system, traffic signal system, street sign system and public facilities operations. This position performs also routine maintenance, repair and construction tasks within the Department of Public Works.In addition, This position requires an education, knowledge or background in electrical systems. Hourly rate starts at $28.00-$30.50/hour with competitive benefits.  Click here for more information.

Public Works Service Worker: This full time position performs general maintenance, repair, construction, and refuse/recycling collection tasks. Hourly rate starts at $23.21/hour with a 6 year pay increase plan and competitive benefits.  Click here for more information.
2020 Recommended Annual Village Budget:
Timeline: The Village budgets on an annual basis. The formal budgeting process begins in late June with the establishment of the budget timeline.

Approval Process: The culmination of the budget process is the adoption of the budget in November by the Village Board. Tax bills are generated in December using the levy amounts approved in the budget.

In addition to serving as a financial outline for the upcoming year, Whitefish Bay's budget serves as a policy and project outline, a communication tool, and an operations plan. Whitefish Bay Annually receives GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award placing Whitefish Bay among the top five percent of its peers for excellence in municipal budgeting.

Budget Document: The Village Board will discuss the 2020 Budget at a work session on November 4, 2019. The 2020 Budget is scheduled to be adopted on November 18, 2019. Click here to view the 2020 Recommended Budget (PDF).
Updates from the Whitefish Bay Public Library:
Friends of the Whitefish Bay Library Book Sale:

Sale Dates:
 Friday, November 1: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm (Friends Only)
Saturday, November 2: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Sunday, November 3: 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Typical Item Prices:
Adult: Hardcover $1.00 to $2.00, Softcover $1.00, Special Price Books also available
Kids: Hardcover $1.00, Softcover $0.50, Special Price Books also available
Tickets on Sale for Fall WFB High School Play:
Whitefish Bay High School Theater Presents Arthur Miller’s All My Sons

Set in 1947 Ohio, All My Sons depicts a post-war American family, the Kellers, as they struggle to stay intact and to fight for a bright future even as a long-hidden secret threatens to emerge—forcing them to reckon with greed, denial, repentance, and post-war disenchantment across generations.  

All My Sons is an American play with the strength of a Greek Tragedy. In many ways, the Keller family is royalty—Joe is the King, Kate is the Queen, and Chris is the prince. As we watch this “royal family” follow a tragic downfall, we are called to examine our own social responsibilities to our families, to our conscience, and to all the sons of American wars.  

When: 7:00 on November 8th, 9th, 15th, & 16th
Where: Whitefish Bay High School Auditorium: 1200 E. Fairmount Avenue
Tickets: $10.00 for Adults & $5.00 for Students and Seniors. Ticket Information: https://wfbhstheater.com/. Can’t wait to see you there! Emotionally Challenging Content & Mature Themes 
Events at the Whitefish Bay Public Library:
Wednesday, October 30:
STEAM Storytime: The Runaway Pumpkin, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, We'll share this hilarious tale and explore scientific concepts like friction and momentum. Pumpkins will roll!  Grades K4-K5. Registration Required
Saturday, November 2:
Photo Contest Winners Reception, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm, Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Photography Contest. We are having a reception for the winners on Saturday, November 2 from 4:30-6:30pm. Winning photos will be on display. Please let us know if you can attend. Pictured is the Best in Show Photo by Joseph Eichers.
Monday, November 4:
Science Explorers: Epic Art Engineering, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Have an art-venture at the library! We'll be making big art and learning about the engineering and problem solving skills needed by professional artists to make these epic works of art. Please dress for a mess! Grades 1st-2nd. Registration Required
Community Spotlight:
A Note from the School District:

Due to the unexpected passing of Kristin Yunker and the resignation of Douglas Armstrong there are currently 2 vacancies on the School Board. If interested in seat appointment inquire here.
North Shore Health Department:
Did you know? The third week in October is National Teen Driver Safety Week. Do you have a new driver in the family? It marks a time of new independence for teens and new worries for parents. There is sound reason for concern: Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death of teens, ahead of all other types of injury, violence or disease. In fact, every day, six teens are killed in a car crash. 

However, research has shown there are strategies that parents can use to address these concerns: 
  • Be a good example behind the wheel. Your kids have been watching your driving for years. No one is perfect, but it’s never too late to start being the role model your kids deserve. 
  • Know and enforce the law. Wisconsin’s Graduated Driving Laws are summarized here.
  • Studies have found that teens who had a formal agreement with their parents on acceptable behaviors while driving were less likely to engage in risky behavior. Click here for a sample document.

In addition, SafeKids Worldwide offers seven tips for driving safely:
  1. Buckle up: every person, every time
  2. Don’t drink and drive
  3. Limit the number of passengers in a car
  4. Don’t text and drive
  5. Follow the speed limit
  6. Only drive in the dark after extra practice
  7. Speak up when any driver is driving unsafely
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (Appointment Required)

Tuesday, Oct. 29,
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm,
North Shore Library

Upcoming Adult Health Clinics
(Appointment Required)

Wednesday Nov. 20,
8:00 am to 10:00 am,
Brown Deer Office

Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening 
(No Appointment Required)

Wednesday, Nov. 6,
12:15 pm to 1:00 pm
Dolan Center
(4355 W. Bradley Rd, Brown Deer)
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