2018 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
News and Calendar

Monday, March 5, 2018

Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel:

Spring is coming - Daylight Saving Time happens Saturday night/Sunday morning. Remember to turn your clocks ahead an hour.

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?

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. 5 to Sat., Mar. 10

Mon., Mar. 5
  • Village Board Meeting, 6:00pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room
  • Tickets on sale starting today for Bayfest, Sat., April 21, 2018, a fundraiser to renovate the Whitefish Bay High School Fitness Center. More information at www.bayfit2018.org. RSVP by Thursday, April 12.
  • Whitefish Bay Library Meet Up Monday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Monthly teen drop-in after school program. Open to teens 12-up. 
    No Registration Necessary
Tues., Mar. 6
Wed., Mar. 7
What is an Edible Book?
An edible book is an item that looks like a book, puns on a title, refers to a character, or just has something to do with books. The only rule is that entries must be made from edible ingredients. 
Thurs., Mar. 8
  • 55+ and Better: Today is the  last chance to register for the St. Paddy's party held at the Whitefish Bay Community Center on Tuesday, March 13 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 8.
Fri., Mar. 9
  • WFB High School: Legally Blonde, Spring Musical, multiple dates beginning Fri., Mar. 9: See website for tickets and showtimes wfbhstheater.com 
  • 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
Sat., Mar. 10
  • WFB High School: Legally Blonde, Spring Musical, tonight at 7pm, continues tomorrow and next weekend: See website for tickets and showtimes wfbhstheater.com.
  • Daylight Saving Time - Spring Forward, set clocks ahead an hour tonight!


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

  • Summary of Last  Week's Meetings:
Mon., Feb. 26, 6:00pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room
Passed: Ordinance No. 1838 Wisconsin Uniform Building Code
Discussion of Village Hall Building Project Update
Approval: Village Hall Building Project Change Order #3

Thurs., Mar. 1, 5:30pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room
1 Item, Tabled
  • Employment Opportunity:
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 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 3/2/18
Trash and Recycling Program Hotline:  414-962-6690 Ext.495,  Email:  j.heyden@wfbvillage.org  

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.

The Final Deadline to pre-purchase an additional cart, or switch to 65 gallon cart is Friday, March 9. You may still purchase an additional cart once the program begins, but there may be a short delay.

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

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 3/2/18: 

New Program Cart Placement:

  • Ideally, carts will be placed along the parkway or on the carriage walk, oriented with 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.

Notice of planned WE Energies Outage: 
  • Thurs., March 8, at approximately 7:30 am. 
  • Duration: Estimated 4.0 Hrs  
  • Location: Village Hall and Police Department, 5300 N Marlborough Dr., and a few surrounding homes. Affected homes will be receiving a letter directly from WE Energies alerting them to this outage time frame.

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:

Stress is how the brain and body respond to any demand. Every type of demand or stressor-such as exercise, work, school, major life changes, or traumatic events-can add to your stress. While some stress is good, high levels of stress can affect your health. Constant, long-term stress is very damaging to many areas of our health, including our heart. High stress is closely linked to blood pressure and having high blood pressure can increase your risk for cardiac incidents such as stroke. In addition, stress can contribute to mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety.
Not all stress is bad. Stress can motivate people to prepare or perform, such as when taking a test or interviewing for a new job. Stress can even be life-saving in some situations. In response to danger, your body prepares to face a threat or flee to safety. Stress affects everyone and there are ways to help manage stress including:
  • Get Regular Exercise: Just 30 minutes per day of walking can help boost your mood and reduce stress.
  • Try a Relaxing Activity: Explore stress coping programs, which may incorporate meditation, yoga, tai chi, or other gentle exercises. Schedule regular times for these and other healthy and relaxing activities.
  • Recognize the Signs: Signs include difficulty sleeping, increased alcohol and other substance use, being easily angered, feeling depressed, and having low energy.
  • Talk to Your Doctor or Health Care Provider: Get proper health care for existing or new health problems.
  • Set Goals and Priorities: Decide what must get done and what can wait, and learn to say no to new tasks if they are putting you into overload. Recognize what you have accomplished at the end of the day, not what you were unable to do.
  • Stay Connected: Connect with people who can provide emotional and other support. To reduce stress, ask for help from friends, family, and community or religious organizations.
You should seek help right away if you have suicidal thoughts, are overwhelmed, feel you cannot cope, or are using drugs or alcohol to cope. Your doctor may be able to provide a recommendation.
If you or a loved one is having thoughts of suicide, call the toll-free  National Suicide Prevention Lifeline ( suicidepreventionlifeline.org ) at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
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.

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, 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

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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