Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel:
Welcome to this week's Village Newsletter.
Happy Friday the 13th! Village Hall and the Police Department have relocated to temporary housing at Public Works - they'll be open there starting on Monday through fall 2018. Read on to see just which services are going to be available there.
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Village Hall and the Police Department
will reopen operations on Mon., Oct 16 at the DPW, 155 W. Fairmount Ave, Whitefish Bay, WI (Fairmount and Lydell) to prepare for the construction through fall 2018. Details available
Notice of New Public Meeting Location:
Beginning October 2 and continuing through fall 2018, all Village Board Meetings will take place at the Whitefish Bay Public Library Program Room. Municipal Court will relocate to Fox Point, and all other operations will happen at the Public Works Department.
|Whitefish Bay Meetings will be held at the WFB Library, in the upstairs Program Room, at 5420 N Marlborough Dr., Whitefish Bay, WI 53217
Meetings this week:
Mon., Oct. 16, 4:00pm, Whitefish Bay Public Library - Program Room
Mon., Oct. 16, 7:00pm, Whitefish Bay Library - Program Room
Wed., Oct. 18, Note New Temporary Location: Fox Point Municipal Court, 7300 N. Santa
Monica Blvd., Fox Point, WI 53217
Thurs., Oct. 12, 6:30pm, WFB Library Program Room
Review and Discussion regarding Incentive Grant Application
Danny's Fountain Rededication Celebrated Sunday Oct. 8
|Trustee Garry Davis shares the history of the McCue Family's Generosity
|Jeanne McCue and daughter Kerry
|Village Manager Paul Boening addresses the gathering
Fri., Oct. 13, through Fri., Oct. 20, 2017
Fri., Oct. 13
- Village Hall and Police Department CLOSED. Click HERE for complete details.
- WFB Library Crafternoon 1:30-3:00pm
Sat., Oct. 14
Mon., Oct. 16
- Village Hall and Police Department now at Department of Public Works. Click HERE for complete details.
- Curbside Leaf Pickup Season begins today.
- Village Board Meeting - 6pm at the WFB Library Program Room
Tues., Oct. 17
- WFB Library: Getting to Know Medicare 6:00-8:00pm
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.
Wed., Oct. 18
55+ Better Program: 1:30pm Medicare Made Easy! A FREE presentation but you must be registered to attend at the Whitefish Bay Community Center. Liz Johnson will help you determine what plan is best for you, help understand the differences between Medicare and Medicare Advantage and evaluate Medicare Part D. Also your requirement to enroll in Medicare Part B if you work for a small employer. Special Thanks to Don Levings, Liz Johnson for presenting and our sponsor R & R Insurance! Refreshments will be served.
Monday, October 23
- WFB Library 4:00-5:00pm Mr. Lemoncello's Library Escape Room! Help us celebrate the release of the newest Mr. Lemoncello book and test your ability to escape from our library escape room! Grades 3-5. Registration began October 1st.
Tues., Oct. 24, 6:30 - 8:00pm Whitefish Bay TALKS with Martin Schreiber
- Join former Wisconsin Gov. Martin J. Schreiber as he shares lessons from his decade-plus journey as a caregiver for his wife, Elaine, who lives with Alzheimer's disease. Governor Schreiber will candidly describe his challenges and missteps, and highlight how compassion and humor provide comfort to both caregiver and the person with dementia. His raw honesty and practical advice will inspire other caregivers to find patience, courage and love as they climb the Alzheimer's mountain. My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer's Caregiver will be available for purchase for $15. Net proceeds will be used to promote Alzheimer's caregiver support programs.
The Pumpkins are Coming!....
The Great Pumpkin Festival sponsored by the Civic Foundation: Free Festival at Schoolhouse Park, Wed., Oct. 25 through Sun., Oct. 29
- The Pumpkin Festival will be held once again 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 Whitefish Bay Inn.
- Wednesday, October 25 6:30-9pm - Pat McCurdy
- Thursday, October 26 6:30-9pm - Jay Matthes
- Friday, October 27 (Beer sold) 6:30-9pm - Ian and the Dream
- Saturday, October 28 (Beer Sold) 6:30-9pm -Steve Beguhn (as seen on American Idol)
- Sunday, October 29 6:30-9 pm - Rocket Cat
Whitefish Bay Business Improvement District Trick or Treat on Silver Spring Dr.: Sat., Oct. 28 10:00-12:00noon
Village of Whitefish Bay Trick or Treat:
Sun., Oct. 29, 1-4pm
Beginning Monday, October 16, Village Hall and Police Department operations will be shared with DPW at their location at 155 W Fairmount Ave at Lydell. Free parking, wheelchair accessible.
Leaf Pickup Information: For now residents should bag or containerize leaves. Curbside pickup begins Mon., Oct. 16. Until then, some street sweeping of leaves will occur, beginning in the area between Lake Dr and Oakland first, then continuing with east-west streets where storm catch basins are.
Drop off your household chemicals, batteries, and more at State Fair Park (Gate 8). They'll unload your car. Full details at www.mmsd.com.
Oct. 13 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Oct. 14 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
State Fair Park (gate 8)
Pavement Mill and Overlay Project Upcoming
Several streets in the Village are included in this year's annual pavement mill and overlay project. This work will consist of pavement grinding, spot curb and gutter and base pavement repairs, and then resurfacing with asphalt. The work is expected to be completed in October The adjacent residents have been previously notified. Please drive carefully around this and all construction zones.
Cramer Street Storm Sewer Improvement Project (Glendale Avenue to Wilshire Road)
To address surface flooding due to heavy rain events, the Village is proceeding on this project to add additional storm sewer system capacity. Some needed sanitary and water utility work is taking place as well, along with the replacement of lead water services. This project is expected to be completed in early November.
Chipping of Woody Material: Acceptable woody chipping materials are tree branches and large woody shrubs that are to be placed on the parkway. This service continues in an every other week rotation.
Trash & Recycling Collection Project: Website Information located HERE. Status Update as of September 12, 2017: The Village Board voted to authorize the implementation of a Village provided cart program to be placed near the curb or alley edge by the resident utilizing the automated collection process effective May 7, 2018 and directed village staff to develop an implementation plan that includes an exception process and to set the implementation date for the recycling program changes as of May 7, 2018.
Messages from Whitefish Bay Chief of Police Michael Young:
1. Car Theft History and Prevention
2. Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety
1. Please, Please, Please, Lock Your Cars
And Take the keys With You
Crime prevention and safe communities require the participation of everybody; it's not a spectator sport. We had another car theft last week and the keys for the vehicle were in the car parked next to it. Eight of our nine car thefts this year had the keys used to drive it away. Don't let the overall safety of our community lull you into complacency. Many communities in the Milwaukee metro area are experiencing entry to unlocked automobiles and the theft of cars using the car's keys. Videos in other communities have shown a car pull onto a quiet street and 5 or 6 kids get out and start pulling on car doors. If the door is locked the thief moves onto the next car. This crime prevention is so easy, lock your cars up, take your keys with you and keep your garage and house locked.
These are property crimes and the owner is out of use and possession of their property. Sometimes stolen cars are more than property crimes. They may be used in a violent crime. One of our more recent stolen cars has been pursued several times by officers in nearby communities as the car is being used in other thefts. The people who are stealing these cars frequently are the type of drivers that drive recklessly, at high speeds and drive through red lights and hurt and kill innocent people driving through the intersections. For the safety of others we really need you to keep your keys with you and we need you to keep your cars locked. Please share this advice with your friends and neighbors.
Bicycle Safety in Our Village Oct. 13, 2017
To improve the safety of bicyclists, we need parents, bicyclists and drivers to work together.
Earlier in the week there was a segment on a local news station about two children on bicycles who were struck by cars (two separate incidents) as they were utilizing the crosswalk. Fortunately, both children suffered only minor injuries. Whitefish Bay is very safe for bicyclists and pedestrians. In 2017 there have been three car/bicyclist accidents, in 2016 (6), 2015 (3), 2014 (6), 2013 (6), 2012 (3). In the past 3 years, 10 of the 12 bicyclists struck were children. Four of the 12 bicyclists received treatment at the hospital, all for minor injuries.
To improve the safety of bicyclists, we need parents, bicyclists and drivers to work together.
Parents, make sure that your children have the necessary judgment and coordination necessary for bicycle riding in our Village. Your child may have the skills to ride the bicycle around the block in your quiet neighborhood, but Silver Spring Drive is dangerous for young riders. Sidewalks are not a solution for cyclists, as there are many pedestrians there. There are many cars coming and going on Silver Spring, many cars turning off Silver Spring onto side streets and many cars trying to enter Silver Spring. There are many cars entering and exiting the parking lots on Silver Spring. Many pedestrians and drivers are also using mobile communication devices. It is safest for young inexperienced bicyclists to be walking their bicycles across the crosswalks. Instruct your children to be looking in all directions and to make definite eye contact with the driver at the stop sign before they cross. Whitefish Bay Ordinance 7.01 (4) prohibits bicyclists 13 years or older from riding their bicycle on sidewalks.
Also make your kids wear their bicycle helmets; we see way too many children not wearing helmets.
In addition, training is available. This past May, the Police Department, Eric's Bicycle and the North Shore Health Department had a bicycle safety "Bike Rodeo" for children to learn safe bicycle operations. Watch the Village Newsletter for the announcement of the spring 2018 bike rodeo.
Drivers need to pay extra attention to bicyclists, particularly for the children riding their bicycles on the sidewalk. At busy cross streets, drivers check back and forth for cars coming and going. Drivers are looking for a spot to enter traffic. You make have checked the sidewalk at the crosswalk when you pulled up to the stop sign but you need to quickly check both ways on the sidewalk again to make sure that a bicyclist is now attempting to cross. This is how bicyclists can "come out of nowhere." Drivers, please also check for bicyclists in the roadway as well. Drivers, please put your phones down when trying to enter a busy street. We do not have that many busy streets.
DRUG TAKE BACK DAY
Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, we will have a special drug take back day at the DPW. Please enter from Lydell. We will have the next drug take back day sometime in the spring of 2018.
Advisory: Please remember to remove the keys and FOB from your vehicle and lock your doors.
The North Shore communities including Whitefish Bay have seen a recent increase in motor vehicle thefts and thefts of items from motor vehicles. Please remember to remove the keys and FOB from your vehicle when parked and lock your car doors. Leaving exterior house lights on at night can also help prevent unwanted people from coming onto your property at night.
Police Non-Emergency Phone: 414-351-9900
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North Shore Health Department Highlights 10/10/2017
Did You Know?
With school in full swing, it is important to discuss the infectious respiratory illness called pertussis (whooping cough). Pertussis begins with cold-like symptoms, but after 1-2 weeks, pertussis can cause violent and rapid coughing, over and over, until the air is gone from the lungs and a person is forced to inhale with a loud "whooping" sound. This extreme coughing can even cause vomiting and leaves a person very tired. The bacteria that cause pertussis are carried through the air on droplets of saliva and are spread by a sick person coughing or sneezing, or by spending time near an infected person.
Pertussis is commonly treated by antibiotics. Patients requiring treatment should be excluded from activities including school/day care until 5 days of appropriate antibiotic therapy has been completed. People who have a known exposure to pertussis should contact their physician. In some cases, prophylactic antibiotics are given to high risk contacts to prevent infection.
The best way to prevent pertussis is to get vaccinated. Children normally get 5 doses of the DTap vaccine (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis) administered between 2 months and 6 years of age. Preteens, teens, and adults should get vaccinated with a boosted vaccine called Tdap. Tdap should also be administered to pregnant women during each pregnancy.
Health Insurance Market Place Deadline Reminder
If you don't have health insurance through your employer, Medicare, Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or another source that provides qualifying health coverage, the Marketplace can help you get covered. The 2018 Open Enrollment Period runs from November 1, 2017 to December 15, 2017. For more information visit:
Last week at the health department
The North Shore Health Department has started seasonal community clinics to provide influenza vaccinations for North Shore residents. Last week we provided flu vaccines at a community clinic at Manchester Village's Health Fair. The "flu" has gotten an early start this year, so it is important to get vaccinated soon.
Health Director/Health Officer, Ann Christiansen, serves on the State's Public Health Emergency Preparedness Advisory Committee. The Committee oversees the State's Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program. The North Shore Health Department receives 12% of its total funding through this program. The funding allows us
to be prepared, respond to, and help with recovery for a wide range of public health threats, including infectious diseases, natural disasters, and biological, chemical, nuclear and radiological events.
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.
Thursday, October 12th 3-4:30 p.m-Shorewood
Tuesday, October 17th -7:30-9 a.m.-Shorewood
Wednesday, October 18th -3:30-4:30 p.m.-Brown Deer
Tuesday, October 31st -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 18th-8:00-10:00am- Brown Deer
Tuesday, October 24th- 8:00-10:00am- Shorewood
Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening (walk-ins welcome - no appointment necessary)
Tuesday, October 10th - 1:30-2:30pm - Lydell Community Center, Whitefish Bay
Wednesday, Oct 25th -3:30-4:30 p.m.- Shorewood office
Green Tree Bridge to Close: Notice of Public Meeting Wed., Oct. 18, 5pm
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is currently developing plans to reconstruct the Green Tree Road Road bridge over I-43 in 2018. To successfully deliver this project, a full closure of the bridge will be necessary. In addition to the bridge closure, the on-ramp from Good Hope Road to southbound I-43 will be closed for part of this project, as it will also be reconstructed.Posted detour information will be in place for the closure.
WisDOT is hosting a public involvement meeting (PIM) to provide information about the construction schedule, alternate routes and closures and planned construction activities.
The Public Involvement Meeting is planned for Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 5:00-7:00p.m. in the cafeteria at Nicolet High School, 6701 N Jean Nicolet Road, Glendale. A brief presentation reviewing the project plans will begin at 6:00 p.m. Project staff will be on hand to answer questions and provide project information before and after the presentation.
We look forward to your participation at this meeting and to working with you as we proceed with the project. Should you have any questions about the meeting or the project in general, please feel free to contact me at (262) 548-6718 or via email at
. To download the .pdf of this invitation, click here. Below is the map of the project.
Green Tree Project Plan Map
The Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation is proud to present the 31st annual
Great Pumpkin Festival again this year. The event will take place from 6pm to 9pm Wednesday-Sunday, October 25 - 29, 2017.
- The Pumpkin Festival will be held once gain at Old Schoolhouse Park, located directly across from the WFB Public Library, 5420 N. Marlborough Drive.
Calling all Whitefish Bay Alumni: Got good news to share? Contact
WFB 55+ and Better Program: Register at the WFB Community Center. For more information please contact Carolyn Noori at 414-963-3992
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