2018 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
News and Calendar

Monday, February 26, 2018

Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel:

Welcome to the Weekly Official Newsletter! Please continue to lock your car, and not leave it running while unlocked and unattended.

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

I received a letter  about Water Service Lines   - what is this about and did it come from the Village?

Why were my streetlights out last week?

Where do I sign up to find out more about police incidents?

I Residential Trash and Recycling Collection Program t - did I miss the deadline to order an extra cart or switch to a smaller one?

When is Recycle Day in the Bay?

Have a question?  The phone number to Village Hall is 414-962-6690.
Upcoming Events
Mon., Feb. 26 - Sat., Mar. 3

Mon., Feb. 26
  • Village Board Meeting, 6:00pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room
Tues., Feb. 27
  • 55+ Better: Today is the last chance to register for Fri., Mar. 9 Event. Register at the Whitefish Bay Community Center for our Friday Fish Fry tour! Highlighting 3 famous Milwaukee fish fry places, trip includes 1/2 size portions at each restaurant and a stop for custard dessert. You'll have plenty of leftovers to enjoy another day! Friday, March 9, bus departs Lydell at 11:45 and return at 2:45. Cost $55.00. Tour provided by Milwaukee Food and City!     
    Register at the Whitefish Bay Community Center.
  • 55+ Better: Today is the last chance to register for the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago trip on Sunday, March 18. Bring the grand-kids and leave the driving and parking to us! Badger bus coach, all access pass includes Abbott Oceanarium, behind-the-scenes tour, aquatic presentation, the Wild Reef, galleries, special exhibits, Stingray touch and 4D experience! Lunch on your own. Cost $85.00 adult and $80.00 child.
  • WFB Library: Getting to Know Medicare  6:00-8:00pm  Register Here. 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. 

Thurs., Mar. 1
  • Architectural Review Commission, 5:30pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room
Fri., Mar. 2
  • WFB Library is in the running for "2018 Best of Greater Milwaukee" from Milwaukee Magazine. Deadline for voting is Fri., Mar. 16. You can vote once per email address and you have to vote for at least 5 categories: Vote Here

Coming Soon: 


2/13/18 Note about the Service Line Warranties of America Letter received by many residents of the Village:

If you have received a letter from Service Line Warranties of America regarding insuring your water service line, please be aware that this is not a Village-sanctioned communication. The Village of Whitefish Bay cannot recommend any particular coverage and pursuing this coverage is at your own discretion and risk. Please note that out of the Village's 4,500 water service lines, the Village averages 20 leaks per year. If the leak is on the Village's side, we repair our portion at no cost to you . There are informational resources regarding water services on our website here:

Village Hall News, Meeting Agendas and Summaries

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

  • This Week's Meetings:
Village Board Meeting
Mon., Feb. 26, 6:00pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room

Thurs., Mar. 1, 5:30pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room

  • Summary of Last Week's Meetings:
Tues., Feb. 20, 7:00am - 8:00pm, See more information 

Weds., Feb. 22, 7:30pm, Cahill Park Warming House, 1001 E Fairmount
  • Employment Opportunity:
Open Position for Office Assistant:  Job Posting


  • Spring Primary Results from Feb., 20, 2018, by Ward: Click Here
  • Spring Election Day is Tuesday, Apr. 3, Polls are open 7am to 8pm. 
  • Full Color, Updated 2018 Village Ward Map - Updated with temporary 5/6 polling location: Click Here
Important Changes for Wards 5 & 6

ONLY Wards 5 & 6 have changed to the
Whitefish Bay Woman's Club
600 E. Henry Clay St., Whitefish Bay, WI 53217

Residential Trash and Recycling Collection Program  Changes Begin May of 2018

The Village Website Page for Trash and Recycling is here:

Frequently Asked Questions a nd Answers:  Trash Q and A Updated 2/5/18
Trash and Recycling Program Hotline:  414-962-6690 Ext.495,  Email:  j.heyden@wfbvillage.org  
Though technically the deadline has passed, we are trying to finalize the number and size of carts to order from the manufacturer. Please call or email as soon as possible if you would still like to order additional trash carts, switch to a smaller size trash cart, or request an exemption.

Handy References:
  • Copy of letter mailed to residents January 2:
  • Downloadable Mail-in Additional Trash Cart Payment Form: 
  • Trash and Recycling FAQ of questions asked by residents 2/5/18: 


The Good: Cardboard is containerized, cut up and put in recycling cart. Carts are lined up and reachable by the lift arm.

Change: In May, carts need to face the street and be spaced at least 3' apart. The Village will provide one new trash cart per household. Recycling carts stay the same. If you need a second cart, please contact the Village as soon as possible to purchase that cart.
The Good: Carts are reachable by the lift arm, carts are spaced almost 3' apart.

Change: In May, all cardboard and recycling needs to fit in the cart. Lids should open towards the street. There will be a new, Village-provided trash cart. Recycling cart remains the same.
Recycling pickup will increase to every other week. Trash pickup remains weekly.
Village Hall and Police Department operations will be shared with DPW at their location at 155 W Fairmount Ave at Lydell until Fall 2018. Customer Service Window hours are 8:00am-4:30pm Monday - Friday.


Streetlight Repair - Completed Saturday, Feb. 24
From Wednesday, Feb. 21, to Saturday, Feb. 24, Village crews located, excavated and repaired a damaged area of streetlight wiring that was located in front of Richards School. Thank you to all for your patience and all should be working properly now.


Recycle Day in the Bay is Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 9:00am - 12:00noon
Dominican High School Parking Lot
5628 N. Bay Ridge Ave.

More details coming soon

Snow and Ice Info
Village Snow Procedures:
Village crews clear all streets, starting with main thoroughfares, then secondary streets, then residential streets and alleys. Sidewalks that abut village-owned land, such as parks and government buildings, are also clear. At times an anti-icing agent is applied to streets prior to a snow event preventing ice from bonding to the pavement.
Resident Snow and Ice Removal:
All residents and business owners are responsible for snow and ice removal from public sidewalks within 24 hours of a snow event. Please clear all corners with crosswalks; handicap accessible ramps should be cleared out side enough to accommodate a wheel chair.
Fire hydrants should be shoveled out 3 feet to allow access in the case of a fire. Residents whose property has an adjacent bus stop with concrete are requested to keep that area clear and free of ice to allow for bus patrons to safely get on and off the buses.

For more information please see the Village website at  http://www.wfbvillage.org/267/Snow-Removal


The Whitefish Bay Public Works Department continues its annual public sanitary sewer main cleaning and televising that began on January 10, 2018. This work takes place annually with Village wide main cleaning and televising coverage every three years. We typically conduct this annual maintenance project during the months of January through March.

Please refer to the map below for the area of the Village that will be cleaned and televised this winter. The sanitary sewer mains in the streets that are highlighted in bold black and red are the lines that will be cleaned and televised this year. There should be no interruption of any sanitary sewer service while this work is proceeding.
If you have any questions on this program, feel free to contact Kevin Kaegi, Public Works Superintendent, at 414-962-6690 ex. 301 or k.kaegi@wfbvillage.org.


Ice Skating - The free, public Klode Park Skating Rink will reopen when conditions are consistently 15 degrees Fahrenheit and below. Notice when rink is accessible will be posted here and to  Facebook.

Recycling Information 
North Shore Health Department Highlights 2/20/2018
Did You Know?
Firearm deaths, including homicides, suicides, and unintentional shootings are a prevalent cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States.Each year we lose over 30,000 people from firearm-related violence. The public health approach is focused on finding the cause to a problem and implementing preventative measures. Gun violence can be studied with the same approach by using tools such as surveillance, epidemiologic analysis, intervention design, and evaluation to develop solutions and policies to eliminate the threat. To enhance the public health approach to gun violence, advocates argue we need better data, more research, stronger policies like better criminal background checks for all firearm purchases, expanded access to mental health services, resources for school and community-based prevention, and access to gun safety technology.
What is the North Shore Health Department (NSHD) doing to prevent violence?
The NSHD is an active member of REDgen, a North Shore coalition dedicated to promoting balance and resiliency for children and teenagers.
In partnership with Mental Health America of Wisconsin (MHA) to prevent youth and adult suicide and other firearm-related violence, the NSHD distributes gun locks to police departments in the North Shore.
NSHD is also a part of the Prevent Suicide Greater Milwaukee Coalition. The coalition promotes suicide prevention by providing education, increasing awareness, and facilitating community collaboration. Reducing access to lethal means like firearms has been a focus of local and national suicide prevention groups for many years.
Helpful resources:
It's time for the Community Health Survey!
Every three years, the health care systems and public health departments in Milwaukee County partner to gather information on the health and health behaviors of our residents. 2018 is the third year of the cycle, so a survey year. Phone calls will begin on January 8th. If your landline or cell phone shows a 414 area code number from "Management Decisions," please answer the call and help us gather data to increase our knowledge and focus our resources on health issues.  
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.
Tuesday, February 27th -3:30-4:30 p.m., NS Library    
Thursday, March 8th -3-4:30 p.m., Shorewood                
Tuesday, March 13th-10-11:00 a.m., Brown Deer
Tuesday, March 20th -7:30-9:00 a.m., Shorewood
Wednesday, March 21st - 3:30-4:30 p.m., Brown Deer                    

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.
Tuesday, February 27th- 8:00-10:00am- Shorewood
Wednesday, March 21st - 8:00-10:00am- Brown Deer
Tuesday, March 27th - 8:00-10:00am- Shorewood

Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening (walk-ins welcome - no appointment necessary)

Wednesday, February 28th -3:30-4:30 p.m., Shorewood office
Wednesday, March 7th -12:15-1:00 p.m. Dolan Center (4355 W Bradley Rd)         
Tuesday, March 13th -1:30-2:30 p.m., WFB Sr. Center (5205 Lydell Avenue)
Wednesday, March 28th-3:30-4:30 p.m., Shorewood Office

For the most up-to-date information on upcoming clinics and screenings, visit the Clinics page of our website at:  http://www.nshealthdept.org/Clinics


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. It is called the Nixle and will be so identified when you receive email/texts from the program.
Click here for the 
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

MADACC Event Sat., Mar. 24, 10:00am-2:00pm
Click HERE for registration forms and information

Community Links

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


Tuesday, March 6 at 7pm
At Christ Church Episcopal
5655 N. Lake Drive, Whitefish Bay
The North S
hore Junior Women's Club is honored to present an evening focused on the horror and courage of two distinct moments of the past century. Three sisters present their account of retracing their grandmother Alice Simon's tragic journey as one of the victims murdered by the Nazis. Debbie Konkol, Joannie Weinberg and Chris Halverson will also present their father's lifelong response to the horror of the Holocaust which took him from a Church pulpit in Milwaukee to the Civil Rights Movement in Selma, Alabama in 1965.
Everyone is welcome to join us at this powerful event!!!

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".
P a nc ake Breakfast with the Bunny
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Come celebrate Spring at the North Shore Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast with the Bunny on Saturday, March 24, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. 
The event will take place at the St. Monica Parish Hall, 5900 N. Santa Monica, Whitefish Bay. Guests may enter at Door #1 from the parking lot on Lakeview Avenue.
Enjoy photos with the Bunny, raffles, face painting, and a delicious breakfast featuring pancakes, sausage, juice, milk & coffee. Tickets are available at the door, from Kiwanis members or at Winkie's - just $7 per adult (10 & up) and $5 per child (over 2 years of age).
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.
Event Sat., Mar. 24. See above.

WFBPL is in the running for "2018 Best of Greater Milwaukee" from Milwaukee Magazine.  You can vote once per email address and you have to vote for at least 5 categories.

Run the Bay!  Saturday, May 5, 2018!
Looking for runners and walkers for a 5K or 10K community run or walk on Saturday, May 5th.  Proceeds support Whitefish Bay's Education Foundation.   
  • Adult 5K - $25
  • Adult 10K - $30
  • Kids Run (12 & under) - $10
Register by midnight on Sunday, April 22 to guarantee your t-shirt!
Join us for this fun family event!!
Go to RunTheBay.org to register or for more information! 

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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  • WFB High School Spring Musical: Legally Blonde
Dates:  March 9, 10 & March 16, 17 at 7:00;  March 11 at 2:00
Tickets: $15 for 
Adults / $10 for Seniors / $5 for Students:  wfbhstheater.com
Whitefish Bay High School is thrilled to invite the community to our production of  
Legally Blonde: The Musical
Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down, however, when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle ingeniously charms her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to fight for justice and prove herself to the world.
A fabulously fun, award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances - this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!  This production does contain mature content-parent discretion is advised.
Come join this ridiculously fun journey at the Whitefish Bay High School Auditorium located at 1200 E. Fairmount Avenue.

Junior Kindergarten: 4 years old on or before
September 1, 2018
Senior Kindergarten: 5 yearsold on or before
September 1, 2018
Register your child now for attendance in the fall at:  Cumberland School or Richards School
Questions or additional information
Call 414.963.3943 for Cumberland
Call 414.963.3951 for Richards

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

Take the Midwest Grows Green Challenge and learn how to maintain your lawn without chemicals!
Hosted By:     The Midwest Pesticide Action Center
                       Healthy Communities Project
Where:             Klode Park, Whitefish Bay
When:             Sunday, April 29th, Noon - 2 pm
Thanks to the collaborative efforts of Healthy Communities Project, the Village of Whitefish Bay, Whitefish Bay School District and Whitefish Bay Garden Club, the Village of Whitefish Bay has used natural lawn care practices at Klode Park since 2013. This safe, sustainable approach restores soil and grass health, protects Lake Michigan from polluted runoff, and reduces fertilizer and water usage over time.
The Midwest Pesticide Action Center of Chicago and Healthy Communities Project of Whitefish Bay welcome you to join us for a family-friendly afternoon of interactive educational games, presentations and demonstrations designed to provide everything you need to know to create a healthy, natural and beautiful home lawn. The event will conclude with a raffle for Patagonia items.
Please contact Amy Joyce at 414-708-8330 for additional information.

PLAY BALL Fundraiser for Whitefish Bay Little League
Whitefish Bay Little League is proud to announce its annual Play Ball Fundraiser will be held Friday Night April 27, 2018 at the Whitefish Bay Women's Club.  The Play Ball Fundraiser is Whitefish Bay Little League's only fundraiser of the year and is a perfect season-opening bash to celebrate the beginning of another baseball season.  Play Ball is open to the public and will feature:
  • Live music
  • Beer, wine, and food (included in the ticket price)
  • Over 30 silent and live auction items thanks to our many local businesses and sports organizations.  
  All proceeds benefit Whitefish Bay Little League and the over 500 children and 400 families that play, support, and represent Whitefish Bay baseball.  Whitefish Bay Little League is a non-profit organization that operates solely on revenue from league registration fees, fundraisers, and concessions.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at  WFBLL.com for $40 or at the door for $50.  Play Ball doors open at 6:30pm and close at midnight.  Please join us in celebrating youth baseball in Whitefish Bay!  See you on April 27!

Election Site for Wards 5 & 6 on Tues., Apr. 3 for Election

Feb. Knitting dates (changed due to conflicts this month -  election and mardi gras) other events):  Tuesday February 27, 2018, 10:00am - 12:00pm.

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

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