2018 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
News and Calendar

Monday, March 12, 2018

Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel:

Thank you to the Civic Foundation for hosting the annual Staff Appreciation Breakfast for Village Hall, Police and Public Works last Wednesday, March 7.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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

When and where can I drop off medications to the Police Department? Is there a special day or is it ongoing? 

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

Where do I sign up to find out more about Police Incidents ?

Residential Trash and Recycling Collection Program  - 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., Mar. 12 - Sat., Mar. 17

Mon., Mar. 12  
  • Whitefish Bay Library: 4:00-5:00pm Discovery Time: Magnets. Register Learn all about magnets, why they push & pull, stick together and more in this exciting hands science storytime! K4-K5 grades.   
  • Public Works Committee, 5:30pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room
Tues., Mar. 13
  • 55+ and Better: St. Paddy's party held at the Whitefish Bay Community Center with special musical guest David HB Drake Irish Fest's Troubadour! Lunch included, menu is traditional corned beef and cabbage, red potatoes, rye bread, shamrock salad, bread pudding with bourbon sauce dessert, milk and Starbucks coffee all for $9.00! Must be registered and paid by March 12th at 12:00.
  • 55+ and Better: Free blood pressure clinic at the Whitefish Bay Community Center 1:30-2:15pm.

Wed., Mar. 14
  • Whitefish Bay Library: 3:30-5:00pm Celebrate Pi Day!  Come and celebrate Pi Day by sampling pies and playing board games! For Grades 6+. Registration Encouraged 
  • Whitefish Bay Library: 4:00-5:00pm Paper Engineering: Pop Up Cards. Be a paper engineer!  Design your own 3D pop up card and learn more about the science and art of paper "works."Grades 3rd-5th.  Registration begins March 1st
  • Board of Appeals, 6:15pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room
Thurs., Mar. 15
Fri., Mar. 16
  • WFB High School: Legally Blonde, Spring Musical: See website for tickets and showtimes wfbhstheater.com 
  • WFB Library - Today is the Deadline to Vote in Milwaukee Magazine. WFB Library 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: Vote Here
Sat., Mar. 17

Plan Ahead:

  • WFB Library:Strategies for Social Security and Retirement Income
    Tue, Mar 20th,  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Strategies for Social Security and Retirement Income is a class designed to help accomplish the most prevalent goal among retirees - to not run out of money. This class will provide education on the varying methods of filing for Social Security and inform of strategies that can be used to optimize it. The class will also provide a process one might use to calculate what their retirement income need is and introduce a few options on structuring income in retirement.
    Strategies for Social Security and Retirement Income will help answer questions such as: 
    • How are my Social Security benefits calculated and taxed?
    • How can I maximize my Social Security Income?
    • How do I calculate how much I need to retire?
    • How can I ensure myself not to run out of money?
    Presented by  The Retirement Classroom

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:
Mon., Mar. 12, 5:30pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room

Wed., Mar. 14, 6:15pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room

Thurs., Mar. 15, 5:30pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room
  • Summary of Last Week's Meeting

Village Board Meeting

Mon., Mar. 5, 6:00pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room

  • Employment Opportunity:
Deadline Friday, March 16: Open Position for Office Assistant: Click here for   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 Ward 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 Final Deadline to pre-purchase an additional cart or switch to 65 gallon cart was Friday, March 9. You may still purchase an additional cart once the program begins, but there may be a short delay.

The Village Website Page for Trash and Recycling is here:
Trash and Recycling Program Hotline:  414-962-6690 Ext.495,  Email:  j.heyden@wfbvillage.org  

The next Public Works Meeting is Monday, March 12, at 5:30 pm in the Whitefish Bay Library Program Room.




New Program Cart Placement:
  • Ideally, carts will be placed along the parkway or on the carriage walk within three feet of the street, oriented with (closed) lids opening to street
  • In order for the automated arm to reach each cart, a minimum of three feet between each cart is best.
  • No extra items on or near the carts will be picked up with the regular pickup.
  • New pickup schedules will be provided along with the new cart upon delivery. Refuse pickup will remain weekly, and Recycling will increase to every other week when the program begins.
  • Special pickups for other items will still be available - that process for pickup will be determined.
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 by March 9 to purchase that cart, or wait until program launch to order additional carts.
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, but Recycling carts remain the same.
Recycling pickup will increase to every other week. Trash pickup will remain 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.

Village Hall Construction Update: Circle Drive Outlet Relocation Work will continue through Monday, March 12. This outage is temporary and will affect areas surrounding Village Hall.


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.

Green Tree Road Construction Alert:

In April, construction will begin on the bridge on Green Tree Road. For more information, see the full project overview and images here:

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer affects people in all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people age 50 and older. Typically, colon cancer begins as a small growth in the colon. Over time, these pre-cancerous growths, called polyps, can turn into cancer. By following the current screening guidelines, your doctor can remove these growths or find cancer in its earliest stages. A common screening method is a colonoscopy. A colonoscopy views the entire colon and polyps can be removed during the procedure if found. This procedure is usually performed every 5-10 years depending on the findings. Though it is usually recommended to start getting screened at age 50, you may need to be screened earlier depending on your family's health history and risk factors. Check out who should be screened and when at: https://www.ccalliance.org/get-screened/who-should-be-screened-and-when/

Take steps to reduce your risk of colon cancer:
  • Eat a variety of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Fruits, vegetables and whole grains contain vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants, which may play a role in cancer prevention.
  • Drink alcohol in moderation, if at all. If you choose to drink alcohol, limit the amount of alcohol you drink to no more than one drink a day for women and two for men.
  • Stop smoking. Talk to your doctor about ways to quit that may work for you.
  • Exercise most days of the week. Try to get at least 30 minutes of exercise on most days. If you've been inactive, start slowly and build up gradually to 30 minutes. Also, talk to your doctor before starting any exercise program.
  • Maintain a healthy weight. If you are at a healthy weight, work to maintain your weight by combining a healthy diet with daily exercise. If you need to lose weight, ask your doctor about healthy ways to achieve your goal.
Learn more at:
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.

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.
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, March 7th -12:15-1:00 p.m. Dolan Center (4355 W Bradley Rd)        
New - Thursday, March 15th - 11:30 - 12:00pm LX Club (WFB Women's Club, 600 E. Henry Clay St.) 
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


Medication Drop Off Information

The Police Department is Not accepting Medication Drop Off in the Temporary Location at 155 W. Fairmount Ave., or at Recycle Day in the Bay on Saturday, May 5.  However, they will be accepted for one day on Saturday, April 28, from 10:00am - 2:00pm.

Whitefish Bay will participate in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 28th. Items will be accepted from 10 am - 2 pm at the Temporary Village Hall/PD location, 155 W. Fairmount Ave, Whitefish Bay. No drop offs will be accepted any other time.
The temporary facility we are in does not allow for storage of the items that we collect that day and in the past the location and volume of people offered us little control of what we accepted.  We ended up with syringes and other items that were very hard to dispose of. 


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! 

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 16, 17 at 7:00pm
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

Duke Pride: Save the Date: Bayfest, Saturday, April 21, 2018. 5:45pm - Midnight at the Whitefish Bay High School Field House. Tickets on sale March 3 at www.bayfit2018.org. $85/person. Country Band, Food Trucks, Microbrews, Line Dancing, Wine Pull, Silent and Live Auctions, Raffle. RSVP by Thursday, April 12, 2018, or register in person at the Whitefish Bay Recreation Department, Mon - Fri, 8am - 6:30pm. 
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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