2018 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
News and Calendar

Monday, January 29, 2018

Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel:

Welcome to this week's Village Newsletter.  

Welcome to this week's newsletter. Please send in your Trash and Recycling Response Cards if you have any changes you'd like to make to your cart delivery in May. 

Julie Siegel
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Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing:

When does in-person absentee voting start?

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?

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?

Have a question? 
Phone Number to Village Hall is 414-962-6690.

Upcoming Events
Mon., Jan. 29 - Sun., Feb. 4, 2018

Tues., Jan. 30
  • WFB Library 4:00-5:00pm  Candy Sushi 
    Put on your chef's hat and make some sushi-with candy! 
    Supplies provided. Grades 6th and up.  Registration Required & Limited
  • WF
    B Library 6:30pm. Author 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. Boswell will be on hand selling copies of Nick's books.  "In this action-packed thriller starring war veteran Peter Ash, a well-planned and flawlessly executed hijacking reveals the hidden dangers of Colorado's mellowest business, but Ash may find there's more to this crime than meets the eye.
    Combat veteran Peter Ash leaves a simple life rebuilding hiking trails in Oregon to help his good friend Henry Nygaard, whose daughter runs a Denver security company that protects cash-rich cannabis entrepreneurs from modern-day highwaymen. Henry's son-in-law and the company's operations manager were carrying a large sum of client money when their vehicle vanished without a trace, leaving Henry's daughter and her company vulnerable.
    When Peter is riding shotgun on another cash run, the cargo he's guarding comes under attack and he narrowly escapes with his life. As the assaults escalate, Peter has to wonder: for criminals this sophisticated, is it really just about the cash?
    After finding himself on the defensive for too long, Peter marshals his resources and begins to dig for the truth in a scheme that is bigger-and far more lucrative-than he'd ever anticipated. With so much on the line, his enemy will not give up quietly...and now he has Peter directly in his sights."- From the publisher
  • Public Community Event 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. 
Wed., Jan. 31
Thurs., Feb. 1

Coming Soon: 
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.

Village Hall News, Meeting Agendas and Summaries

Click here for Online Village Calendar  
Work continues inside Village Hall

Mon., Jan. 29 - Fri., Feb. 3:

Architectural Review Commission
Thurs., Feb. 1, 5:30pm, WFB Library Program Room

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

Mon., Jan. 22-Fri., Jan 26: No Meetings

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.

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.


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.

Christmas Tree Pickup Has Ended for 2018


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

Resident Response Deadline for Desired Changes:
Wed., Jan. 31, 2018. (Send Card or Phone/Email)

The Village Website Page dedicated to Trash and Recycling is here:

Trash Questions and Answers:  Updated 1/26/18 FAQ
Trash and Recycling Program Hotline:  414-962-6690 Ext. 495,  Email:  j.heyden@wfbvillage.org

If you do not mail in the response card or contact us (via phone, email, in person, or mail)  you will receive the standard size trash cart in May,  2018.

If you have a request, send in the card OR call, email, write, or stop in to make changes or request an exemption form by Wednesday, January 31, 2018. 

Automated containerized pickup will begin in May of 2018. All bagged trash and household waste should be placed inside the carts (trash and recycling), with lid open to the curb, and 3' from the street and other carts. Garbage pickup will remain weekly, and recycling pickup will increase to every other week

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? Just call or email to switch to the 65-gallon cart from the 95-gallon cart. Please note there will be NO CHANGE to the recycling carts. Those were manufactured to work with the new system and will not change.

Do you need to apply for an exemption from bringing your cart to the curb? Send in the card, call us, or email your interest by Wednesday, January 31, 2018. We will work with you to answer your questions and get you an exemption application.
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. In May, you may not continue to use your own personal carts for trash/refuse pickup. The Village-managed recycling carts, however, will be used in the new program.

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 1/26/18: 

For a
ll Residential Trash and Recycling Collection Program Questions
Call  Communications Specialist, Jenny Heyden, at  
414-962-6690 Ext. 4 95, or email j.heyden@wfbvillage.org .


Special Event Tues., January 30, 2018

The North Shore Health Department, by State Statute (Chapter 254.11) and Administrative Rules (DHS 181) follows up on reports of elevated blood lead levels per guidelines outlined by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). We receive reports from DHS for all children living in North Shore municipalities who have a capillary finger prick test or a venous blood draw to test for blood lead levels. Blood lead level tests are given by a child's primary care provider.
Children living in the North Shore (and other Wisconsin cities outside of Milwaukee and Racine) are to be assessed for lead exposure with physicians asking four questions:
  1. Enrolled in Medicaid or WIC?
  2. Live in a building built before 1950?
  3. Live in a building built before 1978 with remodeling?
  4. Have a sibling with lead poisoning?
If any of these answers are yes, children should have a blood lead test at 12 months and 24 months or if 3-5 years old and not previously tested. If the screening result is <5 mcg/dl, further testing is not needed. North Shore children living in older homes should be tested at least twice.
The primary source of elevated blood lead levels is lead-based paint and lead-containing household dust, especially around windows. Secondary sources of lead exposure can include soil, drinking water, imported jewelry and toys, antiques, imported dishes, and traditional ("folk") remedies. Lead exposure can also occur with jobs or hobbies where lead is involved.
If you are doing remodeling in a home that was built before 1978, be sure to hire a certified lead safe renovation company. The current list can be found at: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/lead/company-list.htm
If you would like to test your water for the presence of lead, test bottles can be picked up at either of our offices. You must then set up an account with the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene for the test to be completed. Current cost is $29 plus shipping.
Learn more about preventing lead exposure at: https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/
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.  
REDgen, with partners including the NSHD, is sponsoring a resource fair and the program "Stairway to Heroin" on January 30 at the Shorewood High School Theater for the Dramatic Arts. Register at: https://stairwaytoheroinshorewood.eventbrite.com/
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.
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, February 21st  - 8:00-10:00am-Brown Deer
Tuesday, February 27th- 8:00-10:00am- Shorewood
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)

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

Whitefish Bay and other area communities have seen an increase in vehicle thefts when vehicles are left running and unlocked to warm up in the morning. Do not leave a vehicle unlocked with the keys inside. Subjects are coming to the area to look for crimes of opportunity.

On Sat., Jan. 27, at approximately 10:41 AM, such an opportunity presented itself when two subjects demanded keys to a vehicle from a resident while moving vehicles around in the garage. No weapons were displayed or recovered. The subjects left in the vehicle. Glendale Police observed the vehicle and pursued it until the subjects fled on foot. A 14 year old Milwaukee boy and a 15 year old Milwaukee boy were taken into custody and were taken to the Milwaukee County Children's Center. 

Please remain vigilant and look for suspicious persons or vehicles.

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 
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.
Subscribe to the Whitefish Bay Police Dept. 
Whitefish Bay School District

Whitefish Bay School District
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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


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.


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
Application is HERE 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 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.

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.
Whitefish Bay School District
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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


Feb. Knitting dates (changed due to conflicts this month -  election and mardi gras) other events):  Tuesday Feb. 6, and 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

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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