2018 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
News and Calendar

Monday, January 8, 2018

Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel:

Welcome to this week's Village Newsletter.  

Stay warm and have a good week! Enjoy the ice skating at Klode!

Julie Siegel
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Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing:

Can you help explain my water bill? Why am I getting a bill in January, when is it due, and how is it calculated?

I got a letter about a new trash cart  - and where can I find  more information online ?

How long will you still be picking up Christmas trees?

When is the skating rink going to open in Klode Park?

Upcoming Events
Jan. 8 - Jan. 14, 2018

Mon., Jan. 8
  • 55 + Better Program - The Whitefish Bay Recreation Department for adult fitness classes start today! January 8- March 23 held on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. Low impact Aerobics at 8:00-8:45am code #390309 cost $80.00 - Great, fun music to get your body moving! Strength and Stretch at 8;50-9:35am code #390310 cost $80.00 - Balance , core, weights, mat work and stretches used for a total body workout!  Take one class and add other on the other- code # 390307 cost $30.00 as an add on.  Total Fitness at 11:35-12;20 code # 390314 cost $ 80.00- This is a combination class of low impact aerobics, weights, mat work, core, balance and stretches! Must be registered. P lease contact Carolyn Noori at 414-963-3992 or email carolyn.noori@wfbschools.com.
  • WFB Library Winter 2018 Storytime Session: Jan. 15 - Feb. 23. Sign up now for different age/time Storytimes by calling 414-755-6555 or stop in.
Sat., Jan. 13
  • WFB Library Loose Parts Storytime 11:00am-12:00pm 
    No registration required. Ages 2-5 (younger siblings are welcome with an adult caregiver.) Join us for stories and songs and a special "loose parts" playtime. What are loose parts? They're open ended materials with endless possibilities for play and exploration!

Coming Soon:

Mon., Jan. 15
  • Village Hall, Police Dept., Library are open

Important Water Bill/ Utility Billing Information
All homeowners  in the Village of Whitefish Bay will get a prorated bill in the beginning of January, and then one each quarter according to this schedule:

Billing Period
Bill Mailed to Resident
Bill Due Date
Dec. 1, 2017-Mar., 1, 2018 April 1, 2018 Friday, April 20, 2018
Mar. 1, 2018-June 1, 2018 July 1, 2018 Friday, July 20, 2018
June 1, 2018-Sept. 1, 2018 October 1, 2018 Saturday, October 20, 2018
Sept. 1, 2018- Dec. 1, 2018 January 1, 2018 Sunday, January 20, 2019

(ex: April, July, October, January). 
As you may have noticed for the last few months on your water utility statement, t h Whitefish Bay Water Utility will be switching from a rolling tri-annual billing schedule to a quart erly billing schedule beginning in 2018. After this one pro-rated January bill, a ll water utility customers will be on the sam e quarterly billing cyc le and will have the same bill date and due date.

If the due date is on a weekend, please use the drop box, which is open 24 hours.


For more information about bill payment during Village Hall relocation to 155 W. Fairmount: see http://www.wfbvillage.org/289/Utility-Billing.

Village Hall News, Meeting Agendas and Summaries

Meetings this Week:

Mon., Jan. 8, 6:00pm, WFB Library Program Room, 5420 N Marlborough Dr
Full Agenda Packet is here: 

Thurs., Jan 10, 6:15pm, WFB Library Program Room, 5420 N Marlborough Dr
Note: No Submittals for Agenda

Summary of Recent Meetings:

Thur., Jan. 4, 2018, 5:30pm, WFB Library Program Room, 5420 N Marlborough Dr
Items 1 and 2 passed. Item 3 tabled.

NOTE LOCATION: Village H all a nd the Police Department are under construction, and have relocated to the DPW, 155 W. Fairmount Ave, Whitefish Bay, WI (Fairmount and Lydell) through fall 2018 .  There is a drop-box at the DPW location for Village-related correspondence. 

Village Hall Renovation  Relocation Details available  here.

New Ad Hoc Teardown/Rebuild Committee Information is 

2018 Election Information: Important Changes for Wards 5 & 6
Voters in Wards 5 & 6, and In-Person Absentee Voting Please Note the Following Changes:

1.  The polling place for Wards 5 & 6 is temporarily relocated for the upcoming two elections:

Spring Primary - Tues., February 20, 2018
Spring Election - Tues., April 3, 2018
The temporary polling location is located at:
Whitefish Bay Woman's Club
600 E. Henry Clay St., Whitefish Bay, WI 53217

All registered voters in Wards 5 & 6 will be receiving a letter from the Village this week with notice of the above change. The letter (with Ward Map) is available: Click Here
2. In addition, in-person absentee voting will also be relocated.  In-person absentee voting for the upcoming two elections will be held at the Department of Public Works, 155 W. Fairmount Ave., Whitefish Bay, WI 53217 

To request an absentee ballot by mail, or if you have any questions, please contact the Village Deputy Clerk, Caren Brustmann, at (414) 962-6690 Ext. 122, or email her at elections@wfbvillage.org.


Trash and Recycling Program Changes begin May of 2018

The Village Website Page dedicated to Trash and Recycling is here: wfbvillage.org/trashrecycle 

Trash Questions and Answers: here
Trash Fact Sheet: here
Trash and Recycling Program Hotline:
414-962-6690 Ext. 495
All service area residents received a  letter with an optional response card  last week with more information about the Trash and Recycling Program changes to automation and the free trash cart which will be delivered in May 2018.  Please do not discard this letter, as it contains important information and limited-time decision options for your household. If you did not receive a letter, please contact the Trash and Recycling Hotline at 414-962-6690 Ext. 495 or email J.Heyden@wfbvillage.org . You are welcome to respond via phone or email in lieu of mailing the card. Just let us know if you have changes. If you do not mail in the card or contact us, we will assume you have no changes and the standard, 95-gallon new trash cart will be delivered in May 2018.
Click   HERE  for a copy of that letter including sample response card.
Interested in a smaller cart than the standard? Do you need to apply for an exemption from bringing your cart to the curb? Send in the card or just call us, or email your preference.
The response cards are prepaid and must be mailed by Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, to be included in the cart ordering and management process. There is no need to mail the card if you do not have a request.
Additional Cart Purchase: If you wish to purchase an additional cart, the fee is $75 for all sizes or carts, payable at the customer service window at 155 W. Fairmount Ave., M-F, 8am - 4:30pm or via the 24-hour drop box there. You may also mail payment via U.S. Mail to 5300 N. Marlborough Dr., Whitefish Bay, WI 53217. Please indicate size, type of cart (trash or recycling) and qty with your check. We will confirm receipt.

Sample Trash Carts:  A gray 95-gallon standard trash cart and smaller (albeit green) 65-gallon trash cart are on display at the  Whitefish Bay Village Public Library Front Hall  and can be accessed during library hours.

New Trash Cart Dimensions: (Note 95-gallon standard is identical to the blue recycling carts formerly distributed by the Village of Whitefish Bay).

Trash Cart Dimensions

The next  Public Works Committee Meeting is  Monday, January 8, 2018, 6:00pm, WFB Library Program Room. 

Handy References:
  • Mail-in Additional Trash Cart Payment Form:
  • Trash and Recycling Fact Sheet Handout 1/7/18: 
  • Trash and Recycling FAQ of questions asked by residents 1/7/18: 

For a
ll  Trash and Recycling Program Change Questions : Call 
Communications Specialist, Jenny Heyden, at  414-962-6690 Ext. 4
95, or email j.heyden@wfbvillage.org.

Village Board Approved Exemption Application: Monday, Dec. 18.
Discussed exemption application process for automated curbside trash collection  requirements. Recommended Exemption Application and process to Village Board for adoption on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017.
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.

Street Light Maintenance planned for Weds., Jan. 10- Fri., Jan. 12
Street Light Outage - The controller for the streetlights in the area identified below-  Circle Drive, Lexington, Kimbark, Lake Forest, Birch, and Danbury area -  will be relocated next week out of the Village Hall /Police Department building. This will cause temporary, short-term overnight street light outages in this area, most likely Wednesday, 1/10-Friday, 1/12. 

Christmas Tree Pickup Information

Christmas Tree Pickup will occur the weeks of January 8, 15, and 22. Please have trees on your parkway by 7:00am on the Monday of those weeks to ensure pickup that week. A schedule is not set for which day of the week trees in your neighborhood will be picked up.  

Please note: If there is a heavy snowfall trees may become stuck, frozen in the snow. These trees will be collected at a later date when sufficient thawing has occurred.

Ice Skating - The free, public Klode Park Skating Rink is officially open as of Sun., Jan. 7, 2018,  at Klode Park at N. Lake Dr and E. Belle Ave.

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  

Recycling Information 
January is Radon Action Month! Indoor radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), radon-induced lung cancer kills 21,000 Americans every year.  Smoking combined with radon exposure poses additional lifetime risks of getting lung cancer.  If you want to start the year off healthy, do it from the ground up and test your home for radon. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is present in the ground and can enter homes through their foundations. It forms naturally from the decay of radioactive elements which are found at different levels in soil and rock around the base and under the home. That is why radon levels vary from home to home, and the only way to know if you have high levels is to test your own home. Radon levels are usually highest in the basement and levels peak in the winter months when windows and doors that would otherwise help to vent the gas are closed. To assess the magnitude of the problem in your home, it is therefore best to test in the winter months.  
The health department has radon kits available for $6.00 at the Shorewood and Brown Deer offices. If you have questions about radon, call us at 414-371-2980 or visit the following websites:
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, January 9th - 10:00-11:00am- Brown Deer
Thursday, January 11th -3:00-4:30 p.m., Shorewood      
Tuesday, January 16th -7:30-9:00 a.m., Shorewood 
Wednesday, January 17th- 3:30-4:30 p.m., Brown Deer
Tuesday, January 30th- 3:30-4:30, 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, January 17th- 8:00-10:00am- Brown Deer
Tuesday, January 23rd- 8:00-10:00am- Shorewood

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

Wednesday, January 3rd - 12:15 1:00 pm - Lois and Tom Dolan Community Center, Brown Deer
Tuesday, January 23rd - 1:30-2:30pm- Lydell Community Center
Wednesday, January 24th- 3:30-4:30 p.m., Shorewood

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 Nixle Sign-Up Link
Now that the weather has turned cold, many people like to let their vehicles warm up before driving. Thieves know this and take it as an opportunity to steal vehicles. Please do not leave your vehicle running with the keys in it. 

Package Safety: Please be aware of any packages shipping to your home, and have someone bring them in or keep an eye on them for you until you can retrieve them. There is Amazon lock box availability at Boston Store in Bayshore Town Center with easy access from the second floor entrance by the Lydell St garage.

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. 
Whitefish Bay School District

Whitefish Bay School District
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  • Kindergarten Registration is Now Open for
    WFB Resident Students
    Children whose birthday falls into the following range:
    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:
    Questions or additional information
    Call 414.963.3943 for Cumberland
    Call 414.963.3951 for Richards
  • 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

Community Links

Watch the website and Facebook Page  for exciting events all month long on Silver Spring Drive! 
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".


Save the Date: Run the Bay! Saturday, May 5, 2018
Run the Bay in support of Whitefish Bay's Education Foundation

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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  • Kindergarten Registration is Now Open for
    WFB Resident Students
    Children whose birthday falls into the following range:
    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:
    Questions or additional information
    Call 414.963.3943 for Cumberland
    Call 414.963.3951 for Richards
  • 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


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

Village Band of Whitefish Bay: Facebook.

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