Monday, July 26, 2021

Village of Whitefish Bay Official Weekly Newsletter
Message from the Village President, Kevin Buckley

Congratulations to the Milwaukee Bucks, 2021 NBA Champions! -kb

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Why Is The Village Hall Phone Ringing?
When is the last day to pay property taxes through the Village? The last day to pay any outstanding balances on 2020 tax bills is Saturday, July 31, 2021. Payment needs to be received in either the drop-box or online by July 31. After July 31, all outstanding 2020 tax balances are transferred to Milwaukee County and payment will no longer be accepted through the Village. Outstanding balances and payment details can be obtained on the Village website through July 31.

When is the Brush Chipper next scheduled for collection? Brush/Chipper material will be collected by Village crews this week (July 26). Brush should be placed in the parkway between the curb and the sidewalk at the beginning of the week.

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

  • Tuesday, July 27, 6:15 p.m., Library Program Room

Please take note that some meetings are currently in-person and some meetings are still virtual.
Last Week's Meetings:

  • Monday, July 19, 5:30 p.m., Virtual GoToMeeting

  • Wednesday, July 21, 6:00 p.m. Village Board Room
Refuse and Recycling Reminders:
Special Refuse & Recycling Pickups:

Do you have extra items that won’t fit in your refuse and recycling carts? See below for guidelines on the Village’s free and paid special pickups.

Free Special Refuse Pickup
  • For non-domestic items under 4’x4’x7’ (Examples: chair or end table; one mattress and box spring of any size are also accepted)
  • Bagged refuse outside the cart is not accepted for a free special pickup.
  • You do not need to schedule; simply place the item(s) 3 feet away from your cart on your normal collection day. The collectors will empty your cart first, and then come back with a different truck for larger items.
Paid Special Refuse and Recycling Pickups
  • For non-domestic items over 4’x4’x7’ and under 5’x5’x15’, and/or any recycling material outside the cart
  • Cost: $45
  • To schedule, stop by Village Hall, at 5300 N Marlborough Drive, during business hours (M-F, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.), or submit payment along with your contact information in the 24-hour dropbox, located just inside the front doors at Village Hall.

For a full list of special pickup requirements and guidelines, see the Village’s website.
If you consistently have more refuse or recycling than can fit in your cart, you may want to consider purchasing an additional cart. To order, simply complete the Additional Cart Order Form and turn it in at Village Hall, along with a payment of $75/cart. 
We need your help cleaning up our recycling!

The Village has recently received multiple recycling contamination reports from our recycling vendor. The primary source of contamination is plastic bags and materials in plastic bags. Please do not place plastic bags of any kind in your recycling cart.

Plastic bags can be recycled at the following locations:
  • Sendik’s - Whitefish Bay (500 E Silver Spring Dr)
  • Metro Market - Shorewood (4075 N Oakland Ave)
  • Pick n Save - Glendale (6969 N Port Washington Rd)
Check out this video to see what happens when plastic bags and other non-recyclables end up in the the recycling cart!
Police Department Update - National Night Out:
The Whitefish Bay Police Department will be participating in National Night Out this year on August 3, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Brown Deer Village Park. 

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August (Texas and select areas celebrate on the first Tuesday in October). Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more.

At our local event, we will have squads on display, K9 demos, Drone demos, an NSFD demo, a karate demo, a dunk tank and some food vendors. Our department will have a squad available for kids/adults to look at and will have an officer there to talk with community members and play games with kids. Admission is free.
Civic Foundation Ice Cream Social:
Save the date! The Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation's annual Ice Cream Social will return to School House Park, on Wednesday, August 4, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Enjoy Pete's Pops at this free family event while listening to a concert from the Whitefish Bay Village Band (concert at 7:00 p.m.).
Updates from the Whitefish Bay Library:
Summer Reading Program: Our Summer Reading Program is going on now! Sign up online through Beanstack and experience this great program for all ages, full of opportunities for fun and learning.
You can register online or you can also use the Beanstack app. Download the Beanstack app and search for Whitefish Bay Public Library. The program runs through August 20.
Outdoor All Ages Storytime at School House Park, Tuesday, July 27
There is Still Room in the 11:00 a.m. Encore Performance! We're excited to offer an outdoor storytime for all ages in School House Park! Registration is required (please include all who plan attend), and we are limiting our registration. Register Here.
Take and Make: Engineering Mystery Bag Challenge with Miss Katie
  • Pickup times: Wednesday, July 28, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Virtual Program: Thursday, July 29, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Pick up an Engineering Mystery Bag Challenge during our regular pick-up times to receive your ingredients. To find out what we're making, join Miss Katie on Zoom on Thursday, July 29, at 4:00 p.m., to craft with her. Click here for more information.

Teen Outdoor Crafting: Felt Pop Tarts, Friday, July 30, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Join us in School House Park to sew some adorable felt pop tarts. New to sewing? We'll provide all the supplies you need, and Miss Valerie will be there to teach you what you need to know! (In case of rain, we will contact everyone with the next available day.) Registration is required. For children entering Grades 7-12. Register Here.

Virtual Mystery Book Club, Thursday, August 12, 7:00 p.m. Our Mystery Book Club meets once a month and is led by librarian Sharon Nagel. This month we're reading Murder at the Mena House. This week we have a special guest! Author Erica Ruth Neubauer will join us for our discussion. Click here to join the Zoom. Meeting ID: 977 1128 0790. Passcode: 408681
Upcoming Special Events:
First Thursdays: .The Merchants of Whitefish Bay First Thursdays returns August 5, 2021. Sip, Shop, & Support Local! Join us on Silver Spring Drive on the first Thursday of the month, for a few extra hours of shopping (and sipping!). Participating businesses will stay open from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and will offer beer samples for you to enjoy.

Live Music: Evan Christian – Evan is a flamenco guitarist who plays rock/folk/blues and has been playing for years and the recipient of many awards that include: 2020 Best Acoustic Musician, 2011 Best Guitarist, 2011 Best Jazz Artist, 2011 Best Acoustic Musician, 2009 WAMI Guitarist of the Year, 2008 WAMI Guitarist of the Year, 2007 Best Acoustic Musician. Find him here.
Village Band Concerts: Village Band will preform at the Civic Foundation Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, August 4, and then Wednesday, August 11. Both concerts are at 7:00 p.m. at Old School House Park, across From The Whitefish Bay Public Library.

Come Enjoy An Old Fashion Band Concert In The Park With The Village Band Of Whitefish Bay. Bring Your Chair(S) To Sit On The Grass And Hear Marches, Broadway Melodies, Polkas And Jazz Played And Sung By Your Friends And Neighbors. See You There! 
Sounds of Summer: Sounds of Summer will return to Silver Spring Drive on Saturday, August 14, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Dance the night away to live music from Whitefish Bay’s own Steve Beguhn and Cold Sweat & The Brew City Horns.
  • You’ve seen him on the 4th and Pumpkin Fest. You’ve seen him riding a tiny moped door-to-door on his “SB Kind” tour during the pandemic. Now, see him like you never have before—a special, acoustic set at Sounds of Summer! Steve Beguhn is a Whitefish Bay resident and American Idol finalist. As you know, he brings it all to the stage. Every. Time. It’s been a year, Whitefish Bay. Shake it off with one of our own. Shake it off with Steve.
  • Cold Sweat: Cold Sweat is Wisconsin’s premier show band, featuring some of the area’s best musicians, multiple dynamic vocalists and the renowned three piece horn section, the Brew City Horns. Cold Sweat's energy, talent and non-stop fun will infect you until you can’t help joining in. 
Purchase dinner favorites from the Sendik’s food tent and beer, wine and soda from the Civic Foundation. Thank you to the sponsors who make this event possible: Merchants of Whitefish Bay, Sendik’s Food Market, Keller Williams Realty, and the Ellenbecker Investment Group.
Klode Park Beer Garden: The 1840 Traveling Beer Garden Show has added an additional date at Klode Park. The 1840 Traveling Beer Garden Show will be in Klode Park on August 21 (new) and September 11, from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

1840 has partnered with the Milwaukee Next Door Foundation to host this event. Please bring children’s books to donate to Next Door - Milwaukee’s book drive! Find more event information on the 1840 Brewing Company facebook page. Enjoy food, drinks, and live music! Cheers!
Community Spotlight:
Bay Bridge Update: Come see us at the Whitefish Bay Farmers Market beginning July 31, 2021 to learn more about efforts to build a more welcoming and equitable community for all. We'll also have some fun and educational take-aways if you visit our booth!

Join us for education and dialogue with friends and neighbors in the 2nd annual summer book read. Bay Bridge is offering multiple options for education and dialogue depending on your needs. Click here to read more about this program.

COVID-19 vaccination cards contain the information needed to provide proof of vaccination. If the card is lost or additional vaccine history access is needed, the Wisconsin Immunization Registry, or WIR, is an alternative solution.

Vaccination card: Your vaccination card has information on when and where you received your vaccine as well as other helpful information related to the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Keep your card in a safe place! 
  • Take picture of your card with your phone so you always have the information with you.
  • When taking pictures or posting selfies about getting your COVID-19 vaccine, do not post photos of your vaccination card online to protect your health information. 
  • Do not laminate your vaccination card. 
You may also visit the Wisconsin Immunization Registry, Public Immunization Record Access webpage for a copy of your complete vaccine record.

If you lose your COVID-19 vaccination card: The Department of Health Services (DHS) cannot issue replacement COVID-19 vaccination cards. To access vaccine information:
  • Vaccinated in Wisconsin: If you received your vaccination in Wisconsin, access your entire vaccination record using the Wisconsin Immunization Registry (WIR). 
  • If you have a social security number, Medicaid ID, or Health Care Member ID, you can access your record through the Public Immunization Record Access webpage 
  • If you do not have one of these numbers, you can access your record one of two ways: 
  • Option 1: Fill out the Wisconsin Immunization Registry Record Release Authorization, F-02487 and have your records sent to you. 
  • Option 2: Ask the organization that vaccinated you to assign you a chart number in WIR. The chart number field is linked to the Health Care Member ID.
  • Then, visit the Public Immunization Record Access webpage and enter the chart number assigned to you in the Health Care Member ID field.
  • Vaccinated out of state: If you received your vaccination in another state, visit that state’s department of health website to search their vaccine registry
Other Community Links:
Village of Whitefish Bay | Phone: (414) 962-6690 | Fax: (414) 962-5651