2018 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
Official Newsletter

Monday, October 22, 2018

Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel:

I'm excited to welcome the pumpkins back to Schoolhouse Park this week from Wednesday through Sunday.

Best wishes,
Julie Siegel

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Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing: 
(click on the underlined words for links) 

When does In-Person Absentee Voting start? (Quick answer: today 10/22!)

When did  loose leaf collection start?

Have a question?  The phone number to Village Hall is 414-962-6690.
Village Hall News, Meeting Agendas and Summaries

(Click on blue, underlined titles for Agenda and Packet Materials)

This Week's Meetings:

Mon., Oct. 22, 6:00pm, Village Hall Board Room, 2nd Floor

Last Week's Meetings:

Mon., Oct. 15, 6:00pm, WFB Public Library Program Room

Historic Preservation Commission
Wed., Oct. 17, 7:00pm, Cahill Warming House, 1001 E. Fairmount Ave.

Thurs., Oct. 18, 5:30pm, WFB Public Library Program 
Item 1: Removed
Item 2: Approved
Upcoming Events
Mon., Oct. 22 - Sun., Oct. 28

Mon., Oct. 22
  • Refuse & Recycling: This is a   B-Week for Recycling. Full details about the Refuse and Recycling Program are here.
  • WFB Public Library Science Explorers: Clouds    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm   Grades 1-2
    We'll learn all about the science of clouds and weather with books, brainstorming, and plenty of hands on scientific activities to make the science come to life!   
Wed., Oct. 24

Thurs., Oct. 25
Fri., Oct. 26
  • WFB Public Library Tea Time Book Club  12:00 pm  This month we're reading Coming to my senses : the making of a counterculture cook by Alice Waters
    When Alice Waters opened the doors of her "little French restaurant" in Berkeley, California in 1971 at the age of 27, no one ever anticipated the indelible mark it would leave on the culinary landscape-Alice least of all. Fueled in equal parts by naiveté and a relentless pursuit of beauty and pure flavor, she turned her passion project into an iconic institution that redefined American cuisine for generations of chefs and food lovers. In Coming to My Senses Alice retraces the events that led her to 1517 Shattuck Avenue and the tumultuous times that emboldened her to find her own voice as a cook when the prevailing food culture was embracing convenience and uniformity.  Moving from a repressive suburban upbringing to Berkeley in 1964 at the height of the Free Speech Movement and campus unrest, she was drawn into a bohemian circle of charismatic figures whose views on design, politics, film, and food would ultimately inform the unique culture on which Chez Panisse was founded...-From Amazon
Sat., Oct. 27
  • FINAL 2018 WFB Farmer's Market, 8am-12noon, Aurora Parking Lot, Silver Spring Drive
  • Whitefish Bay Silver Spring Trick or Treat 10:00am-12:00noon
Drug Take-Back Day 10am-2pm at the Police Department Administrative Window in Village Hall
  • Bring Prescription and over-the-counter medications, ointments, inhalers, patches, non-aerosol sprays, creams, vials and pet medications.
  • Do Not Bring: Illegal drugs, needles/sharps, mercury thermometers, aerosol cans, bio hazardous materials, flares, personal care products, household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, chemicals, oil, or gas) or acids.
  • Program is Anonymous


Sun., Oct. 28
  • Village-Wide Trick or Treat 1:00pm-4:00pm

JOIN NIXLE: Recent Crime Email Notification
If you would like to join the Police Department alert system and receive emails  directly to your inbox regarding recent police incidents, sign up here

-Drug Take-Back Day is coming soon!
-Notice of Current Telephone Scam
-Safety First - please help our community by locking up
-Leash Law Reminder

Drug Take-Back Day October 27, Saturday, from 10am to 2pm at Village Hall Police Dept. Window
  • Bring Prescription and over-the-counter medications, ointments, inhalers, patches, non-aerosol sprays, creams, vials and pet medications.
  • Do Not Bring: Illegal drugs, needles/sharps, mercury thermometers, aerosol cans, bio hazardous materials, flares, personal care products, household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, chemicals, oil, or gas) or acids.
  • Program is Anonymous
Notice of Current Telephone Scam

The Whitefish Bay Police Department has received several reports of a scam involving calls from a caller pretending to be the Wisconsin Department of Energy or the Wisconsin Utilities Company. The caller states that the person has an overdue bill and if the bill is not paid two people will be sent out to disconnect their service. The caller advises the person to call 1-800-631-9171 and select option 1. These call are not legitimate.
Please do not provide money or personal information to anyone over the phone if you did not solicit the call.
Safety First - please help our community by locking up
The police and your neighbors ask you to lock your cars and lock your homes. 

  • Please remove items of value from the interior of your vehicles. 
  • Please keep your doors and windows of your homes secure. 
  • Too often thieves find keys or fobs for the unlocked cars and they steal the cars and they drive recklessly putting the lives of your family, innocent citizens and your police at great risk. 
  • Please keep exterior lights on during the evening hours - it deters the thieves from going on to your property and it aids the police in spotting these thieves as they sneak around our community. 
  • If you see somebody at night paying too close attention to your property or your neighbors' property who isn't your neighbor please call 911 right away, don't wait till the next morning. All the neighboring police departments are working together to stop these criminals.
Please continue to LOCK UP your vehicles and homes.

Leash Law Reminder

Fall Reminder: with every change of season, we remind residents  that there is a leash law in the Village of Whitefish Bay. Section 15.11(B)(7) of the Municipal Code requires owners to keep their dog on a leash (6 feet or less in length) whenever the dog is off the owner's property.
By complying with the leash law, we can all help to ensure the safety of our pets as well as the safety of other animals and people.
Thank you for your cooperation.


Click here to receive a weekly crime notification summary: www.wfbvillage.org/list.aspx

Police Non-Emergency Phone: 414-351-9900
Call 911 if you see suspicious activity especially if they are not your neighbors.
Police Department Links:
Online Payment:   Link Here
Click here to view  Home Security Tips on the Website.
Subscribe to the Whitefish Bay Police Dept.  Recent Crime Email Notification
Building Services Department

Ad Hoc Teardown/Rebuild Committee

This committee will meet Monday, October 22, at 6:00pm at Village Hall in the renovated Board Room on the second floor, and will review staff research and recommendations on various topics which the Ad Hoc Teardown/Rebuild Committee previously forwarded to staff for follow up. Agenda available HERE.

Building a new garage? You should probably read this page first to know if you need a permit and more.

A good reminder for all residents is this list of projects that require permits in the Village of Whitef ish Bay, and a possible visit to the Architectural Review Commission . This list is not all-inclusive but does capture most types of permits required.

If you have any questions, please contact the Building Inspection Department at 414-962-6690.

Election Information

Election Information
****Wisconsin Requires a Photo ID to Vote**** 
For more information about the voter identification law, visit the  State of Wisconsin site.

2018 Elections 
November 6th, 2018 (Fall General)
In-Person Absentee Voting Dates: Monday, Oct. 22 to Friday, Nov. 2, at Village Hall, 5300 N. Marlborough Dr., M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm. 

For more Whitefish Bay election information and polling locations Click HERE

To check your Wisconsin voter registration, click HERE.
Congratulations, Caren Brustmann, Deputy Clerk

Please join us in congratulating Caren Brustmann, who is now a Wisconsin Certified Municipal Clerk. 

The Wisconsin Municipal Clerks Association (WMCA) is an educational catalyst for Municipal Clerks. Its vision is to instill in Municipal Clerks the desire for continual learning and professional development, inviting and encouraging them to grow and extend beyond their present levels of development.

To that end, the WMCA implemented its own certification programs in July 2005. Wisconsin certifications can be obtained by earning points in education, career and lifelong learning experiences, and committing to the WMCA Code of Ethics.
The WMCA Certification Program consists of two levels - the WCMC - Wisconsin Certified Municipal Clerk and then the WCPC - Wisconsin Certified Professional Clerk.

North Shore Health Department

October is National Protect Your Hearing Month, a time to raise awareness about noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and steps you can take to prevent it. Loud noises can cause permanent hearing loss. Once hearing is gone, you can't get it back. Hearing loss from loud noise can be prevented. About 70% of people exposed to loud noise never or seldom wear hearing protection. Repeated exposure to loud noise over the years can damage your hearing-even long after exposure has stopped. Everyday sounds typically do not damage your hearing. However, many people participate in activities that produce harmful sound levels, such as attending loud sporting events and music concerts and using power tools. Loud sound can damage sensitive parts of the ear, causing hearing loss, ringing or buzzing in the ear and increased sensitivity to sound. Repeated exposure to loud noise over the years affects how well you hear later in life and how quickly you develop hearing problems.
What can you do to protect your hearing?
  • Turn down the volume of the TV, radio, or music.
  • If listening to loud music, take listening breaks to reduce your exposure.
  • Use quieter products (power tools, toys, recreational vehicles) whenever they are available.
  • Reduce equipment noise by replacing worn, loose, or unbalanced machine parts. Keep equipment well lubricated and maintained.
  • Use hearing protection devices (such as earplugs and earmuffs) when you cannot avoid loud sounds.
  • Make hearing protection convenient. Stash earplugs in your car or workshop for easy access.
  • Keep children away from loud music or equipment at home.
Upcoming Open Flu Clinics
The North Shore Health Department offers an assortment of flu immunizations, including:
  • Quadrivalent flu shots for $40
  • Preservative free quadrivalent flu shots for $45
  • High dose flu shots (ages 65 and over) for $65
  • Limited availability at some clinics: Flu mist (ages 2-49) for $40
Open clinics that do not require an appointment include:
*Saturday, October 20, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Nicolet High School Cafeteria, 6701 N. Jean Nicolet Rd., Glendale - PREFERRED CLINIC with reduced price ($10) preservative-free quadrivalent shots for ages 3-18 and all others available at prices above
*Tuesday, October 30, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
North Shore Library, 6800 N. Port Washington Rd., Glendale
*Tuesday, November 6, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Both Health Department Offices
2010 E. Shorewood Blvd., Shorewood
4800 W. Green Brook Dr., Brown Deer
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980. You can schedule an appointment for your flu shot during any of these clinics as well.
Wednesday, October 17th 3:30-4:30 p.m., Brown Deer
Tuesday, October 30th 3:30-4:30 p.m., NS Library
Thursday, Nov. 8th 3-4:30 p.m., Shorewood
Tuesday, Nov. 13th 10-11:00 a.m., Brown Deer
Tuesday, Nov. 20th 7:30-9:00 a.m., Shorewood
Wednesday, Nov. 21st 3:30-4:30 p.m., Brown Deer
Tuesday, Nov. 27th 3:30-4:30 p.m., NS Library

Upcoming Adult Health Clinics (appointment required) - Blood analysis for cholesterol, glucose and triglycerides, blood pressure, weight check and a nurse consultation.  Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.
Wednesday, October 17th 8:00-10:00am., Brown Deer
Tuesday, October 23rd 8:00-10:00am., Shorewood
Wednesday, November 21st Brown Deer
Tuesday, November 27th Shorewood
Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening (walk-ins welcome - no appointment necessary)
Thursday, October 18th 12:30-1:00pm LX Club (WFB Women's Club, 600 E. Henry Clay St.)
Wednesday, October 24th 3:30-4:30 p.m., Shorewood
Wednesday, November 7th 12:15-1:00 p.m. Dolan Center (4355 W Bradley Rd)
Tuesday, November 13th 1:30-2:30 p.m., WFB Sr. Center (5205 Lydell Avenue)
Thursday, November 15th 11:30-12:00pm LX Club (WFB Women's Club, 600 E. Henry Clay St.)
Wednesday, November 28th 3:30-4:30 p.m., Shorewood
For the most up-to-date information on pricing, upcoming clinics and screenings, visit the Clinics page of our website at:  http://www.nshealthdept.org/Clinics



Refuse and Recycling Schedule Important Details:
This week is  B-Route Collection, October 22-26
  • Please note that carts must close for automated pickup to occur, and any extra recycling outside the cart such as cardboard will not be picked up, and requires a paid special pickup.  

  • Please have cart(s) out by 7:00am on your pickup day, spaced a minimum of three feet apart from each other and any obstruction, and 3' or less from the curb. As you may have noticed, refuse and recycling are starting in different areas than before, so your collection will be missed if not out by 7am.
Please take a moment to make sure your carts are staged properly
  • Please make sure your lid fits securely prior to pickup. Open lids toss debris into the street and also damage your cart. The arrows on the lid should point to the street.
  • For the details and a timeline of this program and the history of public meetings on this program, see the website page dedicated to the program here: www.wfbvillage.org/trashrecycle
  • Additional Carts are available for purchase for $75 at the Village Hall
  • Residential Refuse and Recycling Collection Program Questions: Jenny Heyden, Communications Specialist, 414-962-6690 Ext.495, Email: j.heyden@wfbvillage.org

Village Hall and Police Department operations no longer share space with DPW at 155 W Fairmount Ave. As of Monday, September 24, 2018, services moved back to Village Hall, 5300 N Marlborough Drive. Customer Service Window hours are 8:00am-4:30pm Monday - Friday at Village Hall for Administration, Building Services and Police Department.


When Will Leaf Pick-Up Begin?  
Public Works begins leaf collection on  Monday, October 15 . Collection is typically weekly, but there is no specific collection schedule. Collection is dependent on crew availability and the volume of leaves that need to be collected.

Where Do I Place My Leaves?  
Leaves should be placed near or in the curb of the street. Please place leaves away from storm inlets as leaf decay can clog storm sewers and add unwanted material to Lake Michigan.

Can I Throw Yard Waste in the Leaf Pile?  
The Village encourages property owners to throw certain yard waste material (yard waste is plant material such as flowers and garden material, grass clippings are not permitted) in the leaf piles to preclude a separate yard waste pick-up. Branches, sticks, and other woody material should not be placed with the leaves and should be left on the boulevard/parkway for chipping.


Circle Drive Area Light Project: Click here for full information

Notice of Street Light Outages

Possible additional street light outage Saturday, Oct. 12 through Monday, Oct. 15:
  1. South side of E Lexington Blvd from Kimbark Pl. to Lake Dr.
  2. Birch Ave.  from Lake Dr. to Danbury Rd.
  3. Danbury Rd. from Birch Ave. to Lake Forest Ave.
These outages are related to the street light project in that area. 
The Circle Drive Area Street Light Replacement Project began on Wednesday, September 26. The Village of Whitefish Bay Public Works Department is currently under contract with the construction company MP Systems for the Circle Drive Area Street Light Replacement Project. This old street light circuit is the last remaining original street light circuit in the Village and is in very poor condition.  

This existing lighting circuit is wired in series, has direct bury wire, requires the use of a separate non-traditional power source and transformer, and has required a substantial amount of maintenance. 

The new street light circuit to be installed will be wired in parallel, operate off of a traditional power service and utilize break-away street light poles for vehicle safety. For more information, click this link:  http://www.wfbvillage.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=122


Yard Waste Pickup 
Yard Waste Pickup continues.There will be no program changes to yard waste or chipping collection. All yard waste must be containerized, which means in paper yard waste bags OR reusable hard plastic cans or carts (please leave lid off so collectors know it is not refuse). 

Yard waste containers - must weigh 50 pounds or less, and be paper bags or hard plastic containers - no plastic bags.

Per Whitefish Bay Ordinance 7.02(1), no yard waste or clippings should ever be placed outside of private property, such as on the street, gutter or near sewer drains. Please advise any lawn care provider that blowing or brushing waste into the street is a ticketable offense. Lawn care providers often blow waste into the street or other property. This is against Village Ordinance. Mulching mowers and redistributed grass clippings are recommended. 

Loose Leaf Pickup begins Monday, October 15  (see above)

Yard waste continues Mondays/Tuesdays starting on north end of Village ( weekly

Chipper continues Wednesdays/Thursdays starting on north end of Village ( bi-weekly).

2018 Sidewalk Improvement Program 

The mission of the Program is to sustain infrastructure longevity and improve safety. The Program will run from March to October, 2018, and will cover sidewalk in the southwest area of the Village. There is no charge to residents for this work.
March and April: Sidewalks marked for identification
June - October: Sidewalk Improvement

As in the past, the 2018 Project will involve the replacement of problematic & deteriorated sidewalks, carriage walks, and curbs within the Village Right of Way. As the Village policy states, "All sidewalk improvements shall be made in order to eliminate trip hazards as first priority. Efforts shall be made where appropriate to improve drainage. Identified drainage problems shall be addressed as directed specifically by the Village Engineering Staff." This year, Forward Construction has been awarded the contract.

A number of factors are used to determine if a sidewalk block is to be replaced. They include, but are not limited to, deteriorated joints, uneven squares (offsets greater than ¾"), transverse cracks, longitudinal cracks, holes, spalled surfaces, sunken slabs, back pitched slabs, graylining, open aggregate, and/or gaps greater than ¾".
Currently, sidewalk in the southwest corner of the Village is being marked for sidewalk improvements.  A white circle indicates the sidewalk block will be replaced. "L" shaped marks indicate that the raised portion of the sidewalk will be ground down to minimize tripping hazards. A white line parallel to a joint abutting a white circle indicates a saw cut.

Thank you for your patience while this effort is in process.


2018 trick-or-treat will be held on Sunday, October 28th from 1:00pm-4:00pm in the Village of Whitefish Bay

There will be no block parties held that day.
Wilson Drive Project Updates are available here:  http://www.villageofshorewood.org/780/2018-Wilson-Drive-Reconstruction
Nearby Construction to the south:

General Wilson Drive Reconstruction Information - Shorewood

Notice of BUS ROUTE 14 REROUTE due to Closure of Wilson Drive- Effective Saturday, September 29 through mid-October, 2018: 


Nearby Construction to the north:
Green Tree Bridge Closing: Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation

  • The Good Hope Road entrance ramp to I-43 southbound will close.
  • Overnight single lane and full freeway closures for storm sewer work;
  • Closure of Green Tree Road west of Jean Nicolet Road;
  • Westbound Green Tree Road access to southbound Jean Nicolet Road only

Community Links

Merchants of Whitefish Bay
Watch  the website and  Facebook Page  for exciting events on Silver Spring D rive! 

Whitefish Bay Farmers Market
Saturdays, 8:00am to 12:00noon
July 7 - October 27

Santa Monica @Silver Spring/Aurora Parking Lot
The Whitefish Bay Farmers Market will be returning to downtown Whitefish Bay in the Aurora Parking Lot again this July thru October - 3 weeks longer this year! Come join your friends and neighbors from 8am to noon.
The open-air market is a family-focused community event with 30+ Vendors this year selling fresh and organic produce, flowers, meats, eggs, honey, cheese, salmon, popcorn, homemade treats, and more! See you at the market!

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Merchants of Whitefish Bay on Facebook
WFBBID on Instagram

Kiwanis Club The Kiwanis Club of North Shore Milwaukee was chartered as one of 7, 700 clubs in 80 countries in 1950. Our motto is "Serving the Children of the World".  Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.   All proceeds will benefit Kiwanis youth charities.

The Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation is proud to present the 32nd annual  Great Pumpkin Festival again this year.  The event will take place from 6pm to 9pm Wednesday-Sunday, October 24 - 28, 2018.
The Pumpkin Festival will be held once gain at Old Schoolhouse Park, located directly across from the WFB Public Library,  5420 N. Marlborough Drive.

Enter the Pumpkin patch, pick out a pumpkin and bring it into our carving tent!  Prepare, design and carve your pumpkin at this family friendly event. 
We provide the FREE pumpkins, carving tools, candles, and table space.  Design a jack-o-lantern, and it will be lit and on display every night.

Each night will feature live local music and delicious food from  Pandl's Whitefsh Bay Inn, Happy Dough Lucky Mini-Donuts & NEW this year:  Milwaukee Pretzel Company.
The Great Pumpkin Fest's hours are 6-9pm each night, Wednesday-Sunday.

Whitefish Bay Historical Society
Learn more about the North Shore Health Department and visit us at www.nshealthdept.org and like us on Facebook .
Click Here for the Online Guide on Opioid Addiction.
Whitefish Bay School District
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As you plan for next fall, all Whitefish Bay resident children who will be four on or before September 1, 2019 and their parents/guardians, are invited to see Junior Kindergarten in action at Cumberland and Richards Schools.
Please join us at this special classroom visit/storytime event at your neighborhood school.
Richards School - Thursday, December 6, 2018
9:30am-10:30am or 1:30-2:30pm (choose one)
Cumberland School - Friday, December 7, 2018
8:30-9:30am or 1:00-2:00pm (choose one)
Incoming Jr. Kindergartners and their parents/guardians will have a 15-minute visit to a Jr. Kindergarten classroom, and will also attend a 15-minute storytime in the library with our Library Media Specialists, Ms. Roberts and Ms. Mallmann.
Principals, Dr. Alix Kasmarick at Richards School and
Ms. Jayne Heffron at Cumberland School, will greet you and following your visit will make a short presentation and answer questions about our program.         
In order to plan for these events, we ask that you make a reservation. Please call our school offices at Richards School (414) 963-3951 or Cumberland School at (414) 963-3943 to reserve a spot for you and your child. Childcare will be available at both schools for younger siblings during your visit because it is important that we not disrupt the activities of our current junior kindergarten students. Please indicate your need for childcare when you call.
We look forward to meeting you and your child and welcoming you into the
Cumberland and Richards School community.
Jayne Heffron, Principal                                                         Alix Kasmarick, Principal                                
Cumberland School                                                               Richards School
4780 N. Marlborough Drive                                                  5812 N. Santa Monica Blvd.
Whitefish Bay                                                                         Whitefish Bay
(414) 963-3943                                                                       (414) 963-3951                      

New start/end times at all schools starting with the 2018-19 School Year:
Cumberland Elementary 7:50-3:00 PM
Richards Elementary 7:55-3:05 PM
Middle School 8:05-3:20 PM
High School 8:15-3:35 PM
Are you a Whitefish Bay alumni? If you have good news to share we would love to hear from you! Please email: districtnews@wfbschools.com

  School District Sponsored, will  raise funds to renovate the Fitness Center at Whitefish Bay High School

Calling all Whitefish Bay Alumni: Got good news to share? Contact  districtnews@wfbschools.com

WFB 55+ and Better Program: Register at the WFB Community Center. For more information please contact Carolyn Noori at 414-963-3992

We are always looking for new members, so check out our website and email us if you would like to learn more about how you too can participate. 

Usual Monthly Schedule:
  • Stitching: 9am-12noon 2nd and 4th Mondays - creating teddy bears for people in need.
  • Knitting: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 10am to 12noon at the Woman's Club. Knitting hats for the deployed soldiers.
  • Bridge: 1pm Bridge Club 2nd and 4th Thursdays
November 13, 6:30 pm at Lydell School: Using Herbs for Winter Health guest speaker Venice Williams from Alice's Garden, a community farm. Venice will show us how to grow herbs and talk about their uses for tea and medicinal purposes. BRING your own tea mug.
February 12, 6:30 pm at the Whitefish Bay Public Library:  Cheryl Nenn from Milwaukee Riverkeeper  Cheryl will talk about the history of the Riverkeeper organization and current water issues facing the Milwaukee River and other water sources.
Watch for more open meetings in the spring. For more information email wfbgardenclub@gmail.com 

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Contact Jenny S. Heyden, Communications Specialist, Village of Whitefish Bay 414-962-6690, Extension 495.  Email:  j.heyden@wfbvillage.org | wfbvillage.org

Please note that Jenny Heyden will be leaving her position as Communications Specialist - effective Oct. 26, 2018. Please watch this space for further contact instructions regarding Village news and communications. 

"It has been a pleasure serving you and your community."
-Jenny Heyden
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