2017 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
News and Calendar
  Friday, September 8, 2017

Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel:

Welcome to this week's Village Newsletter.

Have a great weekend - enjoy the farmer's market, More for 4 block party, and beautiful fall weather.
Julie Siegel
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Upcoming Events
Fri., Sept. 8 - Sat., Sept. 16
Fri., Sept. 8
  • 55+: Deadline Today for Live Blue Grass Band "Pickn' Up Speed" and lunch at the Whitefish Bay Community Center on Tuesday, September 12. Doors open at 11:30, lunch at 12:00 and performance at 12:45.
    Menu: Southern baked crispy chicken, homemade mac and cheese, zucchini, coleslaw, roll, milk, coffee, and chocolate brownie! Cost $ 9.00. LAST DAY TO REGISTER! Call or e-mail- carolyn.noori@wfbschools.com or 414-963-3992
  • 55+: Deadline Today for Frank Llyod Wright Tour. Celebrate 150 years West Burnham house tour and MAM special exhibit docent tour on Thursday, September 14. Cost: $35.00. Bus departs at 1:35 from the Whitefish Bay Community Center return approx 5:00. TODAY Friday, Sept 8- LAST DAY TO REGISTER AT WFB REC DEPT.

Sat., Sept. 9
  • WFB Farmer's Market, 325 E Silver Spring, 8:00am-12:00noon. Cortlands and Fuji's being picked today just in time for the farmer's market. We will also have Honey Crisp and Paula Reds. This week our delicious apple pies are being baked with freshly picked Cortland apples. Look for our apple butter, honey, syrup and apple cider! Thank you to all of our friendly WFB neighbors and friends who have stopped out to support us. See you Saturday! - Kim & Matt Lesch Pine Hill Orchard
  • More for 4 Foundation Block Party at Cahill Park. This family-friendly block party will be the primary annual fundraiser for the More For 4 Foundation. The event's activities will feature live music, food, drinks, games for the kids and much more.
     Music Lineup
    4 p.m. - Appletones
    5:30 p.m. - In The Know
    7:30 p.m. - Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound
Mon., Sept. 11
  • WFB Library Hexbug Cardboard Tube Mazes 4:00-5:00pm. 3rd-5th grade. Registration began Fri., Sept. 1. Create elaborate mazes for your hexbug to navigate!
  • WFB Library Photo Contest Last Day for Entries, 5:00pm deadline.
Tues., Sept. 12
  • WFB Library Talks with Yollande Deacon, 6:30pm
    "From the Mountains of Rural Cameroon (West Africa) to the busy streets of Milwaukee: A Woman's Entrepreneurial Journey"
    Register Here, plan ahead and please register! More information here.
Sat., Sept. 16

Village Meeting Agendas and Summaries
Whitefish Bay Village Hall 5300 N. Marlborough Dr., Whitefish Bay, WI 53217

Village Board Meeting and Public Hearing regarding the Trash Collection Program
Monday, September 11, 7:00pm, Village Hall

The Village Board recently took action to authorize the implementation of every other week collection of recyclables to begin in Spring of 2018.
The Board is also considering a change to the trash collection program, which you can learn more about here:  Proposed Trash Collection Program Changes. View the full meeting packet here: Meeting Packet.  More i nformation is on the Village Website here:

Wed., Sept. 13, 6:15pm, Village Hall

Sept. 7, 5:30pm, Village Hall
Approved: Items 1-5, 6-8. Item #6: Review Only, No Vote; Item #9: Tabled

Public Hearing Mon., Sept. 11, 7pm, Village Hall

Trash Collection Program Changes Proposed - Public Hearing Mon., Sept. 11, 7pm:
The Village Board is in the process of reviewing the Trash Collection Program and is considering moving to an automated system. Automated collection involves the use of a truck equipped with an automated arm, which allows the operator to empty trash carts and then return carts to their original position without leaving the cab of the vehicle (under normal circumstances).  
The Village Board has scheduled a Public Hearing for residents about the potential change to an automated collection system. The Public Hearing will begin at 7:00pm on Monday, September 11th in the Village Board Room (2nd Floor) at Whitefish Bay Village Hall. Alternately, residents may submit written feedback via email to Communications Specialist Jenny Heyden by clicking here.

Trash Quick Facts - Potential Automated Trash Collection Program
1. Each household would receive a free trash collection cart from the Village. This cart would be identical in size and shape to the recycling cart previously provided.
2. Weekly collection would take place on the same day that households currently receive pick-up. Households would be responsible for bringing the trash cart to the curb (within 10 feet) or to the alley edge.

Trash Why is the Village Board Considering a Change to Trash Collection?
1. Cost Savings: The conversion to an automated trash collection system would reduce Village annual trash collection operation and maintenance costs by an estimated $105,585 per year.

2. Resident Satisfaction. Environmental/Aesthetic Benefits: The use of uniform, covered trash carts helps to prevent littering due to blowing of uncovered trash items.

3. Improved safety for Village employees:  Currently each Village trash collector lifts between 6,000 and 9,000 pounds of garbage and walks between 10 to 12 miles per day (in all weather conditions) pushing a collection cart up and down driveways, sidewalks and streets. As a result, Village collectors have sustained shoulder, arm, hand, back and knee injuries.
In addition, sharps disposed of in trash bags and cans without proper containers also pose a puncture risk as the Village trash collectors perform their duties. Chemical containers have also been found to be hidden in trash bags. These can break open when the collection truck hopper is compacted, resulting in Village trash collectors being exposed to the disbursement of chemicals and/or fumes.
Trash Timetable
If approved, conversion to an automated trash collection system would occur in Spring of 2018 (to correspond with the already approved change to the Recycling Collection Program).
Trash/Recycling Feedback
If you are unable to attend the public hearing but would like to submit thoughts in writing, please respond to this email or mail to Trash Collection Public Hearing, c/o Village Hall, 5300 N. Marlborough Dr., Whitefish Bay, WI 53217.

Recycling Collection Program Summary:
Status as of August 2017: The Village Board of Whitefish Bay recently took action to authorize the implementation of every other week collection of recyclables to begin in spring of 2018. The recycling cart is a 95-gallon, wheeled cart that was provided free of charge to every household in the Village.

This Information is on the Village Website and will be updated throughout the process:

Shorewood Residential Transfer (Dumping) Station Notice: Whitefish Bay Residents - the Station at 3801 N. Morris, Shorewood will be closed Saturdays in September Except One: OPEN Saturday, September 16, from 8:00am-2:00pm.
Lake View Ave. Sanitary Improvement Project to Begin Tuesday, September 5
A section of back pitched sanitary sewer main will be replaced beginning on Tuesday, September 5. This work will affect homeowners on Lake View from Santa Monica Boulevard to Consaul Place  Mid City Plumbing will be performing this work under contract by the Village. The work is expected to last approximately one week. The adjacent residents have been previously notified of this work. The trench will be filled with gravel with the roadway then being repaired as part of the annual pavement mill and overlay project in September / October.  
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.
2017 Sidewalk Improvement Project:
The 2017 Sidewalk Improvement Project is proceeding with an expected completion date of early September. The area of main concentration this year is south of Hampton Road and east of Ardmore Avenue. We will also be completing some other needed sidewalk improvements throughout the village.  

Please Lock Up:
Please lock your property and automobiles to prevent theft.

Notice: All public parks in Whitefish Bay close at 9:00 pm daily. As a courtesy to neighboring residents, the police department will begin issuing citations after 9:30 pm.
Please help us keep our parks clean. There has been an increase in Village staff time required to pick up simple garbage left at Klode and other public parks. Please pick up your own trash, and help the community keep the parks and public spaces free of debris.
Notice: No dogs are allowed at Klode Park. There are a large number of children who use the park daily, and dogs are not allowed. Citations will be issued to violators of this ordinance.

Police Non-Emergency Phone: 414-351-9900
Police Department Links:
Online Payment:   Link Here
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Village Hall Customer Service Location Changes


Village Hall Renovation Updates: Take a peek at the new look coming in 2018

Please be aware Village Hall will close for construction, beginning at 3pm on Oct. 12.

Village Hall Timeline 
Thurs., 10/12/17: Last day of service at Village Hall for eight months
Fri., 10/13/17 - Fall 2018: Village Hall will remain closed for renovation
Fall 2018: Village Hall will Reopen
Summary of Customer Service Location Changes:

Whitefish Bay Public Library (Wisconsin) is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic, creative, tech-savvy, service-oriented librarian to join our team as the Teen Services & Technology Librarian.

As a member of the Whitefish Bay Public Library staff, working closely with both Adult Services and Youth Services librarians, you will contribute to a positive, helpful, friendly, and inviting environment for library users and maintain a level of excellent library service. You will support the Whitefish Bay Public Library Mission, Values and Strategic Plan as set by the Library Board of Trustees and provide services that meet those standards. 

Application documents available here:

2nd Annual Photography Contest

The library is hosting another amateur photography contest. This contest is open to photographers of any age and we're offering a $250 cash prize for the best in show. There are 7 different categories to enter. Entries are due by September 11. Read all the details on our website. 

2016 Best in Show Winner Turner McKinney

Local public health departments are constantly working behind-the-scenes to prepare for emergencies. Since 2002, the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) cooperative agreement program has provided vital resources to ensure communities can effectively respond to infectious disease outbreaks; chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear threats; and natural disasters. Working with hospitals, first responders, and other groups such as Red Cross, local health departments develop plans and conduct exercises to practice emergency situations before they happen. But we can't do it all, and that's why individuals also need to prepare.
This September marks the fourteenth annual National Preparedness Month, created to raise public awareness about the importance of emergency preparedness and encourage Americans to take action. Each year, throughout the month of September, more than 3,000 public and private organizations at the national, state, and local levels promote guidelines and resources on planning for and effectively responding to life-threatening disasters. Ultimately, National Preparedness Month aims to ensure every American has the skills to protect themselves and their families during an emergency.
Week one highlights the importance of individuals and families being READY. Many emergencies happen without warning, so it is important that you take steps ahead of time to keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy. Three steps to being ready are:
  • Have a kitYou may not have access to food, water or electricity for several days after an emergency. Make sure to have water (1 gallon/person/day) and food (non-perishable foods; remember the can opener), plus medications, flashlights and batteries. More ideas can be found here: https://emergency.cdc.gov/preparedness/kit/disasters/
  • Make a plan: Talk to your loved ones about the steps to take in different types of emergencies and how you will contact one another.
  • Stay informed: Watch TV, check internet sites, and get a battery-operated or hand-crank radio in case of electrical failure. Make sure you get the information you need when an emergency happens.
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.

Tuesday, September 12th - 10:00-11:00 am - Brown Deer 
Thursday, September 14th - 3:00-4:30 pm - Shorewood 
Tuesday, September 26th-3:30-4:30 pm - 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, September 20th - 8:00-10:00am- Brown Deer
Tuesday, September 26th - 8:00-10:00am- Shorewood

Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening (walk-ins welcome - no appointment necessary)
Wednesday, September 6th -12:15-1:00 pm - Lois and Tom Dolan Comm. Center in Brown Deer  
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

Successful Klode Park Event on Sun., Sept. 3  - #FoodTruckBrunch #WhitefishBay hosted by MilwaukeeFood.com, which featured food trucks, yoga and activities for children.

Photo by Stephanie Barichello,  Fox 6 Meteorologist

Community Links

Check out the Whitefish Bay Farmer's Market every Saturday, 8am-12noon, 325 E. Silver Spring Dr. Through Saturday, October 7.

Volunteer organization working towards charitable, scientific, civic improvement, literary and educational purposes. The Pumpkins are Coming!

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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WFB 55+ and Better Program: Register at the WFB Community Center. For more information please contact Carolyn Noori at 414-963-3992 or carolyn.noori@wfbschools.com.

Whitefish Bay Garden Club 
Thanks to all who came out to make the Garden Walk a great event.

Village Band of Whitefish Bay: Facebook.

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