2017 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
News and Calendar
  Friday, Nov. 10, 2017

Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel:

Welcome to this week's Village Newsletter.  

Recognizing all of our Veterans in the Village - Thank you for your service.

Julie Siegel
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Upcoming Events
Fri., Nov. 10 - Fri., Nov. 17

Fri., Nov. 10
  • 55+ Better - Final registration day for Lecture and Lunch on Nov. 14 (see below)
Mon., Nov. 13
  • Whitefish Bay Library - Hour of Code Part 1   4-5 pm
    3rd-5th grade. Registration began November 1st. Those signing up will also need to be available for the December 11th meeting at 4pm. Got Code? The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Join the movement at this beginning coding program. In our first meeting, we'll learn to code BB8 and create our own Star Wars game! 
  • Public Works Committee Meeting - Trash/Recycling Meeting #1: Topic: Cart Size and Regulations. Public Meeting at 6:00pm in the Program Room at the Whitefish Bay Public Library.
Tues., Nov. 14
  • 55+ Better Program- Lecture and Lunch- " THE NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE,"  the history, construction and performance by master instructor Glenn Pastella! Held at the Whitefish Bay Recreation Dept. on Lunch included- menu: traditional roasted turkey, sage stuffing, mashed potatoes, broccoli, homemade cranberry sauce, fresh rolls, pumpkin pie, milk and Starbucks coffee! Only $9.00! Last chance registration on Friday, November 10! *Must be prepaid and registered.
  • 55+ Better Program 1:30-2:15pm  FREE Blood Pressure Clinic at the Whitefish Bay Rec Dept 
Wed., Nov. 15
  • 55+ Better Program - 1:00pm FREE Technology class with David Bartlett at Whitefish Bay Rec Dept. Registration is required.
  • WFB Library Discovery Time: Dinosaurs 4-5 pm
    Grades K4-2nd. Registration began Nov. 1. Celebrate Dinovember with art projects, science experiments and brainstorming sessions about the mighty dinosaur!
Thurs., Nov. 16
  • Groundbreaking: Groundbreaking for Renovations at Village Hall Nov. 16, 9am, at the Village Hall site.
  • Whitefish Bay Middle School Holiday Boutique 4:00-8:00 pm Free Admission. The holidays are right around the corner! Get a head start on your shopping at the Whitefish Bay Middle School Holiday Boutique, brought to you by the Whitefish Bay Middle School PTO. The Holiday Boutique will be at the Middle School, 1144 E Henry Clay St. Over 30 vendors and artisans will be there with a wide variety of unique merchandise. There are gifts for everyone on your list. Admission is free and open to the public. In addition to the shopping, there will be a Silent Auction with proceeds designated to benefit middle school directly, providing much needed funds for our kids and their teachers. So, grab some friends, shop at the boutique, and then head to Pandl's for a beverage or a bite to eat!  And please like us on Facebook to learn more about the event, the silent auction items and our amazing vendors! facebook.com/whitefishbayholidayboutique/
Fri., Nov. 17
  • Whitefish Bay Library Tea Time Book Club 12-1 pm
    Sting-Ray Afternoons by Steve Rushin: A bittersweet memoir of the author's 1970s childhood nostalgically shares observations of his family life as it was shaped by influences ranging from the Steve Miller Band and Saturday morning cartoons to Bic pens and Schwinn Sting-Ray bikes.
  • Whitefish Bay High School Theater presents: A Midsummer Night's Dream: Opening night, Fri., Nov. 17, 7:00pm. Tickets availble online here.

Sat., Nov. 18
  • Whitefish Bay Library 10:00-11:00am   Loose Parts Storytime
    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!
  • Whitefish Bay High School Theater presents: A Midsummer Night's Dream: 7:00pm. Tickets here
Sun., Nov. 19
  • Whitefish Bay High School Theater presents: A Midsummer Night's Dream, 2:00 pm Matinee. Tickets: here
Coming Soon:
  • Whitefish Bay Library - Strategies for Social Security, Tues., Nov. 21 6-8 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?

Holiday Garbage and Recycling  Pickup Day Changes:

Thurs., Nov. 23 garbage and recycling collections will occur on Tues., Nov. 21
Fri., Nov. 24 garbage and recycling collections will occur on Wed., Nov. 22  
Mon., Dec. 25 garbage and recycling collections will occur on Wed., Dec. 27
Tues., Dec. 26 garbage and recycling collections will occur on Thurs., Dec. 28
Mon., Jan. 1 garbage and recycling collections will occur on Tues., Jan. 2
Village Hall News, Meeting Agendas and Summaries

Village Hall and Police Department Operations have relocated to the Department of Public Works Building at 155 W. Fairmount Ave (at Lydell).

Village Hall and the Police Department have relocated to the  DPW, 155 W. Fairmount Ave, Whitefish Bay, WI (Fairmount and Lydell) through fall 2018. 
Relocation Details available here.
Renovation Updates posted here.
Groundbreaking for Renovations at Village Hall Nov. 16, 9am, at the Village Hall site.


Mon., Nov. 13, 6:00pm, Whitefish Bay Public Library Program Room, 5420 N Marlborough Dr.
Please join the committee if you have an interest in the Residential Trash and Recycling Program changes.

Nov. 15, 2017, 7:30 PM @ Cahill Park Warming House

Nov. 16, 2017, 5:30 PM @ Whitefish Bay Public Library - Program Room


Mon., Nov. 6, 6:00pm, Whitefish Bay Public Library Program Room, 5420 N Marlborough Dr.
Village Board held a Budget Workshop session and will now recommend the budget on Nov. 20, 7pm, WFB Library Program Room. A copy of the recommended budget is here.

Wed., Nov. 8, 6:15pm, Whitefish Bay Public Library Program Room, 5420 N Marlborough Dr.
All Items Approved.

Changes to Whitefish Bay Utility Billing and Property Tax Billing

Change to Quarterly from Tri-Annual Billing
As you may have noticed for the last few months on your water utility statement, the Whitefish Bay Water Utility will be switching from a rolling tri-annual billing schedule to a quarterly billing schedule beginning in 2018. All water utility customers will be on the sam
e quarterly billing cycle and will have the same bill date and due date.
January 1, 2018 
On January 1, 2018, every utility customer in the Village will receive a pro-rate b ill for the period which will end on December 1, 2017. This water bill will arrive by January 1 and be due by January 20, 2018. Please refer to the linked map to identify your proration schedule for the billing period which ends on December 1. This will affect your January 1 bill only. After this first bill of 2018, the subsequent billing for all Whitefish Bay customers will be quarterly. The next bill will be in April.   

Cost-Savings for Customers
The transition to quarterly billing will provide efficiency and cost savings to Village customers. Shorter billing periods (three months instead of four) will allow the Village to catch leaks faster and reduce unintended use by customers. Customers will also see lower bills based on the shorter billing periods, making it easier for budgeting. 

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

Important 2017 Property Tax Payment Information:
Due to limited parking and space at temporary location, we are asking residents to pay their tax bill one of the following ways this year:

1)      Via US Mail (envelope provided with your tax bill)
2)      In person at Associated Bank 430 E Silver Spring Dr
3)      Online at  www.wfbvillage.org

Property Tax bills are sent to residents by December 15, 2017. The first  installment or payment in full is due January 31, 2018.

Tax payments are processed on a daily basis.  Receipts and payment information can be found via the Village website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  

Village Hall and Police Department operations will be shared with DPW at their location at 155 W Fairmount Ave at Lydell until Fall 2018. Free parking, wheelchair accessible.
Holiday Garbage and Recycling Pickup Day Changes:
Thurs., Nov. 23 garbage and recycling collections will occur on Tues., Nov. 21
Fri., Nov. 24 garbage and recycling collections will occur on Wed., Nov. 22  
Mon., Dec. 25 garbage and recycling collections will occur on Wed., Dec. 27
Tues., Dec. 26 garbage and recycling collections will occur on Thurs., Dec. 28
Mon., Jan. 1 garbage and recycling collections will occur on Tues., Jan. 2

Leaf Pickup Information
  • Crews will be collecting leaves curbside the week of November 13-17. To ensure your leaves and yard waste are collected please place materials on the pavement in the curb in gutter by Monday morning, Nov. 13, at 7am.
  • There will be no leaf collection the week of November 20 due to Thanksgiving. However, weather permitting, curbside leaf collection will be extended and will resume the week of November 27.  Snow/freezing conditions will result in discontinuation of this collection; therefore, we strongly encourage residents to place their leaves for collection as soon as possible.
  • In addition, weather permitting, leaves and yard waste that is bagged or containerized will be collected the week of December 4.  Snow/freezing conditions will result in the discontinuation of this collection.
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 by the end of 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.
Recycling Information 

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
Advisory from Lieutenant Whitaker:
Now that the weather has turned cold, many people like to let their vehicle 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 them. 
Whitefish Bay PD Runs for Charity:
On Thursday, November 9, three officers from the Whitefish Bay Police Department participated in the Cystic Fibrosis Stair Climb: Lt. Patric Whitaker, Sgt. Elizabeth Straub, and Officer Adam Warsh.

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. 
Trash and Recycling Program Changes

You are invited to attend the upcoming Public Works Committee Meetings which will address changes to the Trash and Recycling Programs.

Meeting #1: Topic: Cart Size and Regulations
Public Meeting at 6:00pm on Mon., Nov. 13, in the Program Room at the Whitefish Bay Public Library.

There is website information here which will be updated following each decision about the program.

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. 

Whitefish Bay School District

Whitefish Bay Elementary School Incoming K4-Age Classroom Visits

As you plan for next fall, all Whitefish Bay resident children who will be four years old on or before September 1, 2018 and their parents/guardians, are invited to see Jr. Kindergarten in action at  Cumberland and Richards Schools.
Please join us at this special classroom visit/storytime event at your neighborhood school.
Richards School - Friday, December 1, 2017
9:30am-10:30am or 12:45-1:45pm (choose one)
Cumberland School - Friday, December 1, 2017
8:20-9:20am or 12:20-1:20pm (choose one)
  • Incoming Jr. Kindergartners and their parents/guardians will have a 15-minute visit to a Jr. Kindergarten classroom, and will also attend a 15-minute storytime in the library with our Library Media Specialists, Ms. Roberts and Ms. Mallmann.
  • Principals, Dr. Alix Kasmarick at Richards School and Ms. Jayne Heffron at Cumberland School, will greet you and following your visit will make a short presentation and answer questions about our program.         
In order to plan for these events, we need you to make a reservation.  Please call our school offices at Richards School (414) 963-3951 or Cumberland School at (414) 963-3943 to reserve a spot for you and your child.  Childcare will be available at both schools for younger siblings during your visit because it is important that we not disrupt the activities of our current junior kindergarten students. Please indicate your need for childcare when you call.
We look forward to meeting you and your child and welcoming you into the
Cumberland and Richards School community.
Jayne Heffron, Principal                                               Alix Kasmarick,Principal  
Cumberland School                                                                  Richards School
4780 N. Marlborough Drive                                     5812 N. Santa Monica Blvd
Whitefish Bay                                                                                Whitefish Bay
(414) 963-3943                                                                          (414) 963-3951  

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Cigarette smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer, but use of other tobacco products also increases the risk. Although cigarette use is dropping among Wisconsin's youth, other newer tobacco products are gaining popularity fast. And that's not good, because there's no such thing as a safe tobacco product. Designed to deliver nicotine-a highly addictive additive that can keep kids hooked for life-these new tobacco products come in a wide range of shapes and styles and are designed to mimic common candies and mints. Thirteen percent of Wisconsin high school students report using e-cigarettes, compared to 8 percent who use conventional cigarettes according to the 2016 High School Youth Tobacco Survey. Among those who use e-cigarettes, over 88 percent of high school teens say they wouldn't try e-cigarettes if they weren't flavored.
You don't have to be an expert to talk to your kids about the dangers of tobacco use. Let your kids know how you feel about tobacco and make sure they have the facts they need to make healthy decisions on their own. Here are a few tips that can help:
Make it personal: Most people who use tobacco want to quit. If you or someone you love has struggled with nicotine addiction or a tobacco-related illness, talk to your kids about it.
Focus on right now: Young people can have difficulty imagining long-term health effects, like cancer or lung disease. The immediate costs of tobacco use-shortness of breath, mouth sores, yellow teeth, and addiction-are much easier for them to relate to.
Talk about social costs: Nobody wants to smell bad, have yellow teeth and bad breath, or get red and itchy eyes. Encourage your child to think about the impact tobacco can have on first impressions.
Remember, tobacco-free is popular: There are so many tobacco products in stores and ads and YouTube videos, it's easy for kids to believe that "everybody is doing it." In fact, most Wisconsin youth have never used tobacco. Remind your kids that living tobacco free is the popular choice.
Ask them to ask: Make sure your child knows they can always ask you about tobacco products (instead of turning to Google, YouTube, or classmates and friends). You may not know everything, but you can find the answers together.
The Department of Health Services (DHS) has launched a campaign to inform parents about brightly packaged, candy-flavored tobacco products targeted to appeal to children. Learn more about the "Tobacco is Changing" campaign, including photos of the flavored products at: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/tobaccoischanging/index.htm

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: https://www.healthcare.gov/quick-guide/dates-and-deadlines/

**After School Flu Clinics** (walk-ins welcome - no appointment necessary)
Flu vaccine will be available for children 3-18 years of age at a reduced price of $10. Flu vaccine will also be available at the regular price for adults. We can bill Medicare, but all other individuals must pay with cash or check.
Tuesday, November 14th - 3:30-4:30pm- Shorewood
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.

Tuesday, November 14th -10:00 - 11:00 am Brown Deer
Wednesday, November 15th -3:30-4:30 p.m.-Brown Deer
Tuesday, November 21st  -7:30-9 a.m.-Shorewood
Tuesday, November 28th -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, November 15th - 8:00-10:00am- Brown Deer
Tuesday, November 28th - 8:00-10:00am- Shorewood

Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening (walk-ins welcome - no appointment necessary)
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
Tuesday, November 14th - 1:30-2:30pm - Lydell Community Center, Whitefish Bay
Thursday, November 23rd -3:30-4:30 p.m.- Shorewood office
Wednesday, December 6th - 12:15 1:00 pm - Lois and Tom Dolan Community Center, Brown Deer

Community Links

Holiday Stroll BID Event Nov. 24, 5-8pm along Silver Spring Drive  -  Parade at 6pm 

Kiwanis ClubThe 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".

The HEAT is back on - all is well!

Holiday Schedule:
11/23 Thanksgiving Closed
11/24 Friday, November 24  OPEN


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 (Click to subscribe to newsletter)
Whitefish Bay Middle School PTO presents the Whitefish Bay Middle School Holiday Boutique Thurs., Nov. 16

Whitefish Bay High School Theater presents: 
A Midsummer Night's Dream. 

Three Shows:
Fri., Nov. 17, 7pm,  Sat., Nov. 18, 7pm,  Sun., Nov. 19, 2pm

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

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