2018 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
News and Calendar

Monday, January 22, 2018

Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel:

Welcome to this week's Village Newsletter.  

Congratulations to Whitefish Bay Schools for being rated number one in Wisconsin!

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 have questions about the Residential Trash and Recycling Collection Program that starts in May - where can I find  more information online ?

How do I purchase additional carts for the new Trash Program?

Did I miss pickup for  Christmas trees or do I have one more week?

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

What is going on with  sewer televising in the Village - is my house on the schedule this year?

Upcoming Events
Mon., Jan. 22 - Sun., Jan. 28, 2018

Mon., Jan. 22
  • WFB Library Discovery Time: Space Exploration   4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Can you repair a spaceship? Find shelter on a remote planet?  Survive on freeze dried food?  Come to this program and test your skills.  K4-2nd grade.
Wed., Jan. 24
  • WFB Library Art in Action: Abstract Art   4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Abstract art: what is it?  And what does it mean?  Join Miss Emma for another round of "Art in Action," where we'll be making our own versions of Mark Rothko's color fields and Piet Mondrian's De Stijl color blocks.  Grades 2nd-5th.
Fri., Jan. 26
  • WFB Library Tea Time Book Club 12:00pm. Our Tea Time Book Club meets once a month and is led by Library Director Nyama Reed. This month we're reading the Man Booker Prize winning novel Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. On February 22, 1862, two days after his death, Willie Lincoln was laid to rest in a marble crypt in a Georgetown cemetery. That very night, shattered by grief, Abraham Lincoln arrives at the cemetery under cover of darkness and visits the crypt, alone, to spend time with his son's body. Willie finds himself in a strange purgatory-- the bardo-- where ghosts commiserate, quarrel, and enact bizarre acts of penance ... and where a struggle erupts over his soul.

Coming Soon: 
Tues., Jan. 30, 6:30pm
Author Nick Petrie returns to the Whitefish Bay Public Library to celebrate the release of  Light It Up, his third book in the Peter Ash series.  Boswell will be on hand selling copies.

Tues., Jan. 30, 5:30-6:30 Resource Fair, 6:30-8:00pm Program
Stairway to Heroin: Public Community Event for ages 12+. Location Shorewood Barbara Gensler Auditorium, 1701 E. Capitol Dr., Shorewood. 

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, 2019 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

Click here for Online Village Calendar  
Public Works Director, John Edlebeck, and Tara Serebin, Trustee, check in with Village Hall progress on Friday, January 19, 2018.

Mon., Jan. 22-Fri., Jan 26: There are no Meetings this Week

Summary of Recent Meetings:  (Click on blue, underlined titles for Agenda and Packet Materials)

Teardown/Rebuild Review Committee
Mon., Jan. 15, 5:00pm, WFB Library Program Room

Mon., Jan. 15, 6:00pm, WFB Library Program Room

Historic Preservation Commission
Wed., Jan. 17, 7:00pm, Cahill Park Warming House, 1001 E. Fairmount Ave.
Meeting was cancelled.

Thurs., Jan. 18, 5:30pm, WFB Library Program Room
All projects approved.

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

NOTE LOCATION: Village H all a nd the Police Department are under construction until fall 2018. All staff and customer service areas have relocated to the DPW, 155 W. Fairmount Ave, Whitefish Bay, WI (Fairmount and Lydell) .  There is a drop-box at the DPW location for Village-related correspondence. Check website for hours and other information.

Village Hall Renovation  Relocation Details available  here.

New Ad Hoc Teardown/Rebuild Committee Information is  

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.


On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Whitefish Bay Public Works Department began its annual public sanitary sewer main cleaning and televising. 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 should 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.

Christmas Tree Pickup Information

This is the last week for Christmas Tree Pickup. 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 will reopen when conditions are consistently 15 degrees Fahrenheit and below. Notice when rink is accessible will be posted here and to  Facebook.

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 

Residential Trash and Recycling Collection Program Changes Begin May of 2018

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

Trash Questions and Answers:  Updated FAQ 1/16/18
Trash Fact Sheet: here
Trash and Recycling Program Hotline:
414-962-6690 Ext. 495

If you do not mail in the response card or contact us via email, phone or letter, we will assume you have no changes and the standard, 95-gallon new trash cart will be delivered in May 2018.

All service area households received a  letter with an optional response card  during the first week of January with more information about the Residential Trash and Recycling Collection Program changes coming in May of 2018. If you call or email us to record your selection regarding this notice there is no need to mail the response card. If you are fine with the information and have no changes to this anticipated delivery, there is also no need to mail the card. The letter included information regarding the delivery of a free trash cart which will be delivered in May 2018, as well as the change in collection to automation which will require all bagged trash and household waste to be placed inside the carts (trash and recycling), and increases recycling to every other week pickup (trash pickup will remain weekly).  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
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, call us, or email your questions and requests and we'll get back to you.
We must record your selection, if different than the standard cart, by Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, to be included in the cart ordering and management process. All response cards, if you're planning on sending those in, are due by that date. Payment for additional carts is due by February 15, 2018.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 or carts, 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 (made out to Village of Whitefish Bay). We will confirm receipt. Download the form here or call or email Jenny Heyden to get a printed copy of the order form. 

Sample Trash Carts:  A gray 95-gallon standard trash cart and smaller (sample is green but actual cart will be matching gray) 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 same as the blue recycling carts formerly distributed by the Village of Whitefish Bay, which will remain the same and will not be replaced). A vendor has been chosen for the program, and these are the official dimensions.

Trash Cart Dimensions

The last   Public Works Committee Meeting was  Monday, January 8, 2018, 6:00pm, WFB Library Program Room.  Click here for agenda packet and proposed ordinance changes which include program special pickup pricing and sizes.   These proposed changes will be submitted to the Village Board for their review.

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 1/16/18: 

For a
ll  Trash and Recycling Program Change Questions : Call 
Communications Specialist, Jenny Heyden, at  414-962-6690 Ext. 4

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 5321. 
Feb. 5-16 from 8:00am-4:30pm, and on Feb.16, 8:00am-5:00pm

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.

It is not too late to get your flu shot!  Health Departments throughout the region are seeing an increase in numbers of people hospitalized with influenza, with some requiring admission to intensive care units and even requiring the use of mechanical ventilation.  Flu is NOT just a "bad cold"- it is potentially fatal.  The North Shore Health Department has reviewed the flu hospitalization records and compared them to the state database for flu shots.   Individuals who were hospitalized for influenza and received a flu vaccination did not require admission to an intensive care unit or mechanical ventilation, indicating that the flu vaccine may have lessened the severity of their illness.  
A common misconception about the flu shot is that it can give you the flu. A flu vaccine is made with an inactivated virus, and therefore cannot cause disease. It does take about two weeks for your body to build immunity after receiving a flu shot, so the sooner you get your shot, the sooner you're protected.  People who are very sick or who are at high risk of serious flu complications and get flu symptoms should be treated with antiviral drugs as soon as possible. Get vaccinated if you haven't yet. There are still weeks of flu activity to come. Call the North Shore Health Department at 414-371-2980 to schedule your flu shot today. You can visit our website at http://www.nshealthdept.org/Clinics.aspx to check upcoming clinic times and request an appointment online. 
Common symptoms of the Flu:
  • Fever or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.
To get more information on flu symptoms and prevention visit: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm
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.  
What is the North Shore Health Department working on?
This month our small health department will undergo many changes to our staffing. On January 18th, our full-time administrative assistant, Mary Witman, will be retiring after 29 years of service to the Village of Brown Deer. Mary has been an asset to the health department and she will be missed. Additionally, one of our public health nurses, Kim Schneider, is due with her second baby on January 24th. Kim works part-time in our Shorewood office. We will adjust to our reduced staff and are working on new ways to cover our needs. 
The health department is helping to lead an online book club for the book, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed. Join the discussion at facebook.com/groups/redgenbooks
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.
Wednesday, January 17th- 3:30-4:30 p.m., Brown Deer
Tuesday, January 30th- 3:30-4:30 p.m., NS Library     
Thursday, February 8th 3-4:30 p.m., Shorewood
Tuesday, February 13th 10-11:00 a.m., Brown Deer
Tuesday, February 20th 7:30-9 a.m., Shorewood
Wednesday, February 21st 3:30-4:30 p.m., Brown Deer
Tuesday, February 27th 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, January 17th- 8:00-10:00am- Brown Deer
Tuesday, January 23rd- 8:00-10:00am- Shorewood
Wednesday, February 21st - 8:00-10:00am-Brown Deer
Tuesday, February 27th- 8:00-10:00am- Shorewood

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

Tuesday, January 23rd - 1:30-2:30pm- Lydell Community Center
Wednesday, January 24th- 3:30-4:30 p.m., Shorewood
Wednesday, February 7th 12:15-1:00 p.m. Dolan Center
Tuesday, February 13th 1:30-2:30 p.m., WFB Sr. Center
Wednesday, February 28th 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

Message from Chief Young:
Please do not leave your car unattended and  running with the keys in the ignition. This past week a man left his running vehicle with the keys in the ignition to use an ATM. While the man's back was turned to his car parked 10 feet away, another car pulled up and the passenger jumped out and into the running car and drove off. The victim was not aware until he had completed his ATM transaction that his car had been stolen.  These types of crimes happen quickly.

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.
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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.
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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


Special Event Tues., January 30, 2018

Excite Your Mind 
by joining the Whitefish Bay Public Library Board of Trustees
Deadline to apply Fri., Feb. 23, 2018
One of the seven Whitefish Bay Public Library Board of Trustees member appointments opens May 1st. We are seeking applicants who are library lovers and who believe in service to our community. The Library Board provides strategic guidance and oversight to the Director, librarians and staff. The current and previous Boards have established a clear vision and a solid foundation for our Whitefish Bay Library's finances, operations, facility and personnel, positioning the Library well for the future. The library is in the process of implementing a Strategic Plan and would value board members who could contribute with its execution, especially those experienced in fund development. Regular meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 7pm; this is a 3-year position, running 5/1/2018-4/30/2021.

Contribute your talents to further strengthening the Library as a valued asset of our Whitefish Bay community. Please include sufficient information to help us understand why you are the best choice for the Library Board, by applying here by 5:00 pm on February 23, 2018.

Check out our
Mission and Guiding Principles (Insert link).
Apply via the Village of Whitefish Bay website : http://bit.ly/2nTJLYB

Questions? Please send an email to

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 theWorld".
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.

Important Library Board Vacancy - Seeking Interested Board Members thru 2/23.

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.
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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.

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

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