2018 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
Official Newsletter

Monday, October 8, 2018

Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel:

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow, Tuesday, October 9, for the Open House at Village Hall from 5-7pm

Best wishes,
Julie Siegel

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Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing: 
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When does In-Person Absentee Voting start?

When is the   Village Hall Open House?

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

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This Week's Meetings:

Mon., Oct. 8, 5:30pm, WFB Public Library Program Room

Mon., Oct. 8, 6:00pm-7:30pm, WFB Public Library Program Room

Village Hall Grand Re-Opening Open House
Tues., Oct. 9, 5:00-7:00pm, Village Hall, 5300 N Marlborough Dr

Wed., Oct. 10, 5:30pm, WFB Public Library Program Room

Last Week's Meetings

Monday, October 1, 6:00pm, WFB Public Library Program Room

Thursday, October 4, 5:30pm, WFB Public Library Program Room


Upcoming Events
Mon., Oct. 8 - Sat., Oct. 13

Mon., Oct. 8
  • Refuse & Recycling: This is a B-Week for Recycling. 
  • WFB Public Library will open at 1:30pm today due to staff development training in the morning
  • 55+ and Better: Today: LAST CHANCE BEFORE 12:30 to register for OKTOBERFEST Celebration starring the international accordionist Val Sigal on Tuesday, October 9.
    A catered lunch is served, the menu is savory Salisbury steak with gravy, potato casserole, fresh zucchini, broccoli cole slaw, roll, apple strudel, milk and Starbucks coffee, all for $9.00!  Event is held at the Whitefish Bay Recreation Department on October 9th. Doors open at 11:30, lunch is at 12:00 and program at 12:45. *Must be pre paid and registered to attend.
  • 55+ and Better: Registration is open this week for a FREE class by Lynne Shaner PHD in Mind/Body Medicine.This class incorporates techniques in breathing and meditation!
    Held at the Whitefish Bay Recreation Department October 19th at 10 am.
    You must be registered to attend ! A $5.00 donation at the door is requested.
Tues., Oct. 9
  • WFB Public Library Leaf STEAM Storytime 4:00-5:00pm
    At this STEAM storytime, we'll be learning about the science of leaves with stories and tons of hands-on activities and lots of fun. 
    Grades K4-K5.  Registration begins October 1st. 
  • Village Hall Grand Reopening Open House 5300 N Marlborough Dr., 5:00-7:00pm
  • WFB Public Library Documentary: Alice's Ordinary People  6:30pm Register https://www.wfblibrary.org/our_events/?eid=284 . The film is an examination of Alice Tregay, who fought for human rights alongside Dr. Martin Luther King. Craig Dudnick, the filmmaker, will be on hand for a discussion after the movie.  This is sure to be an educational and inspiring evening cosponsored by One Circle Forward
Thurs., Oct. 11
  • WFB Public Library Learn to Play: Killer Bunnies 4:30-5:30pm  Storytime Room Register https://www.wfblibrary.org/our_events/?eid=282  Killer Bunnies and the Quest for the Magic Carrot is a fast paced, action filled card game, in which you must try to keep as many Bunnies alive as possible, while eliminating your opponents' Bunnies. Grades 6+, Registration Required 
Sat., Oct. 13
  • WFB Farmer's Market, 8am-12noon, Aurora Parking Lot, Silver Spring Drive
  • Bazaar in the Bay   10 am to 3 pm
    Whitefish Bay Woman's Club
    600 E. Henry Clay Street, Whitefish Bay
    Join us for a fun makers and vendor shopping event! 
    With a strong tradition of community service and supporting women, the Whitefish Bay Woman's Club is pleased to present this fabulous event! Enjoy this opportunity to support local creative women entrepreneurs, all while shopping for yourself or for gifts!
    In addition to the vendor booths, club members may be showcasing their own talents with their quality crafts and a bake sale.  Lunch will also be available
Plan Ahead:
WFB Public Library Getting to Know Medicare
Tue, Oct 16th
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Getting to know Medicare is a class designed to acquaint current and future Medicare Beneficiaries with the four parts of Medicare as well as equip them to navigate through the various insurance options.
Getting to know Medicare will help answer:
  • What are the differences between Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D?
  • What are my options in enrolling for Medicare?
  • What are the differences between Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage plans?
  • How do I figure out the Prescription Drug plans and what is the "Donut Hole"? This program is presented by the Retirement Classroom

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

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

Repairing a fence? Buying a Dishwasher? You should probably read this page first to know if you need a permit.

A good reminder for all residents is this list of projects that require permits in the Village of Whitefish Bay. 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 election information and polling locations Click HERE
North Shore Health Department

One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle. Each year, thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. Proper use of car safety seats helps keep children safe. But with so many different seats on the market, many parents find this task overwhelming. If you are expectant parents, give yourselves enough time to learn how to properly install the car safety seat in your car before your baby is born to ensure a safe ride home from the hospital.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released an updated version of its car seat safety recommendations for rear facing car seats. Remember that laws are based on ages, but safety guidelines are based on your child's weight and height, which may or may not coincide with ages.
Know the stages:
  • Rear-facing car seat: Until they reach the seat's height and weight limits.
For the best possible protection, infants and toddlers should be buckled in a rear-facing car seat, in the back seat, until they reach the upper weight or height limits of their seat.
  • Forward-facing car seat: After outgrowing rear-facing seatuntil they reach the seat's height and weight limits (usually until at least age 5).
When children outgrow their rear-facing seats, they should be buckled in a forward-facing car seat, in the back seat, until they reach the upper weight or height limit of their seat.
  • Booster seat: After outgrowing forward-facing seat and until seat belts fit properly.
Once children outgrow their forward-facing seat, they should be buckled in a belt positioning booster seat until seat belts fit properly.
  • Seat Belt: Once seat belts fit properly without a booster seat.
Children no longer need to use a booster seat once the seat belt fits them properly. Seat belts fit properly when the lap belt lays across the upper thighs (not the stomach) and the shoulder belt lays across the chest (not the neck). Proper seat belt fit usually occurs when children are about 4 feet 9 inches tall and age 9-12 years. Some seats in vehicles are deeper than others, so a child may fit in one seat location, but not another. For the best possible protection, keep children properly buckled in the back seat.
Check the seat's owner's manual and/or labels on the seats for weight and height limits.

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.

Tuesday, October 9, 10-11:00 a.m., Brown Deer
Thursday, October 11, 3-4:30 p.m., Shorewood
Tuesday, October 16, 7:30-9:00 a.m., Shorewood
Wednesday, October 17, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Brown Deer
Tuesday, October 30, 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 17, 8:00-10:00am., Brown Deer
Tuesday, October 23, 8:00-10:00am., Shorewood
Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening (walk-ins welcome - no appointment necessary)

Wednesday, October 3,12:15-1:00 p.m. Dolan Center (4355 W Bradley Rd)
Tuesday, October 9, 1:30-2:30 p.m., WFB Sr. Center (5205 Lydell Avenue)
Thursday, October 18, 12:30-1:00pm LX Club (WFB Women's Club, 600 E. Henry Clay St.)
Wednesday, October 24, 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 8-12
  • 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 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

The DPW was able to recycle 99% of Carts and Cans collected on September 8 and 15 . Read more about it here.

  • 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.

Circle Drive Area Light Project: Click here for full information

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. 

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.

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
Save the Date: October 13
Bazaar in the Bay
October 13, 2018 ~ 10 am to 3 pm
At the Whitefish Bay Woman's Club
600 E. Henry Clay Street, Whitefish Bay
Join us!! for a fun makers and vendor shopping event! 
With a strong tradition of community service and supporting women, the Whitefish Bay Woman's Club is pleased to present this fabulous event! Enjoy this opportunity to support local creative women entrepreneurs, all while shopping for yourself or for gifts!
In addition to the vendor booths, club members may be showcasing their own talents with their quality crafts and a bake sale.  Lunch will also be available.
Sunday, October 21, 2018
At the Whitefish Bay Woman's Club
600 E. Henry Clay Street, Whitefish Bay
All young children and their parents/grandparents/brothers and sisters are invited to our clubhouse for our annual fun-filled Halloween Party on Sunday, October 21. Enjoy playing games, face painting, decorating a small pumpkin, eating Halloween cupcakes, cookies and other goodies. There is no admission charge - only a small fee to play the games and eat. Wear your costumes!

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