Final 2017 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
News and Calendar

New Year's Eve Edition
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017

Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel:

Welcome to this week's Village Newsletter.  

Wishing everyone a safe and happy New Year's Celebration!
Julie Siegel
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Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing:

What are the Holiday Hours for the Village, Police and Library?

When are the Parking Restrictions Lifted for Holiday Guests?

What is the Holiday Trash and Recycling Pickup Schedule ?

Where do I  pay my Property Taxes  and when is the last day to pay for 2017?

When will Christmas Trees be picked up?
Upcoming Events
Sun., Dec. 31 to Sun., Jan. 7, 2018

Sun., Dec. 31
Mon., Jan. 1
Tues., Jan. 2
  • Garbage and recycling collections normally occuring on Mondays will occur today in addition to regular Tuesday routes.
  • 55 + Better Program - Register today through Friday at The Whitefish Bay Recreation Department for adult fitness classes starting January 8- March 23 held on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays.  Low impact Aerobics at 8:00-8:45am code #390309 cost $80.00 - Great, fun music to get your body moving!  Strength and Stretch at 8;50-9:35am code #390310 cost $80.00 - Balance , core, weights, mat work and stretches used for a total body workout!
    Take one class and add other on the other- code # 390307 cost $30.00 as an add on.
    Total Fitness at 11:35-12;20 code # 390314 cost $ 80.00- This is a combination class of low impact aerobics, weights, mat work, core, balance and stretches!
Wed., Jan. 3
Thurs., Jan 4
Coming Soon:

Mon., Jan. 8
Important Property Tax Billing and Utility Billing Information
TODAY, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, IS THE LAST DAY TO PAY PROPERTY TAX IN 2017.

Due to limited parking and space at temporary location, we are asking residents to pay their tax bill online, in the mail, or at Associated Bank this year.

The vestibule is open 24 hours a day for access to the 24-hour Drop Box at Village Hall 155 E. Fairmount.  All property taxes paid in the drop box before midnight on Jan 1, 2018, will count for Tax Year 2017.

All property taxes paid at Associated Bank, 430 E. Silver Spring Dr., including drop box before midnight on Jan 1, 2018, will count as paid for Tax Year 2017.

Find more information about Payment here:

Property Tax bills were mailed to residents December 15, 2017. The first  installment or payment in full is due January 31, 2018. Paying the amount in full before midnight on January 1, 2018, will include all payments in tax year 2017.

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.  
Change to Quarterly from Tri-Annual Billing
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.  All water utility customers will be on the sam e quarterly billing cyc le and will have the same bill date and due date.
For more information about bill payment during Village Hall relocation to 155 W. Fairmount: see

Village Hall News, Meeting Agendas and Summaries

Village Hall, Police Department and WFB Library closed Mon., Jan. 1.

Thurs., Jan. 4, 5:30pm, WFB Library Program Room 

Mon., Jan. 8, 6:00pm, WFB Library Program Room

Thurs., Jan 10, 6:15pm, WFB Library Program Room

Village Holiday Hours:
Village Hall (Temp. Location) including Police Department will be closed Mon., Jan. 1, 2018.

NOTE LOCATION: Village Hall and the Police Department are under construction, and have relocated to the  DPW, 155 W. Fairmount Ave, Whitefish Bay, WI (Fairmount and Lydell) through fall 2018.  There is a 24-hour drop-box at the DPW location for Village-related correspondence. 

Village Hall Renovation  Relocation Details available  here


Holiday Garbage and Recycling  Pickup Day Changes:
Mon., Jan. 1 garbage and recycling collections will occur on Tues., Jan. 2


Christmas Tree Pickup:

Christmas Tree Pickup will occur the weeks of January 8, 15, and 22. 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.

Trash Trash and Recycling Program Changes begin May of 2018

Shauna models the 95-gallon trash cart, on display at the WFB Library vestibule.
All service area residents will receive a letter with an optional response card this week with more information about the free cart which will be delivered in May. Please do not discard this letter, as it contains important information and limited-time decision options for your household. 

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. 

The response cards are prepaid and must be mailed by Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, to be included in the cart ordering and management process. There is no need to mail the card if you do not have a request.

You are invited to attend the upcoming Village Board and Public Works Committee Meetings which will address changes to the Whitefish Bay Trash and Recycling Program.

Next Public Works Committee Meeting Monday, January 8, 2018, 6:00pm, WFB Library Program Room.
Agenda will be posted HERE as soon as possible, and will likely include a review of  Communications planning of Trash and Recycling Program, as well as rules and regulations discussion such as  Special Pickups, Winter Collection, and Cart marking.

Sample Trash Carts
(95-gallon standard cart and smaller 65-gallon cart) are on display at the  Whitefish Bay Village Public Library Front Hall  and can be accessed during library hours.

Village Website Page dedicated to Trash and Recycling Program:

Trash Talk -  One Term a Week:
95-gallon cart: The standard cart size most municipalities use for refuse and recycling pickup. The size of the Recycling Cart for the Village of Whitefish Bay.

Questions? To contact the Village of Whitefish Bay with any questions about Trash and Recycling Program changes, you may email Jenny Heyden, Communications specialist, at, or by phone 414-962-6690 Ext. 495. 

Village Hall and Police Department operations will be shared with DPW at their location at 155 W Fairmount Ave at Lydell until Fall 2018. 

Holiday Hours: Closed January 1, 2018
Holiday Garbage and Recycling Pickup Day Changes:
Mon., Jan. 1 garbage and recycling collections will occur on Tues., Jan. 2

Click here for  Christmas Tree Pickup information

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.
Placing snow on property other than your own is not a legal practice. It is against Village Ordinance to push, pile, blow or shovel snow into and across the Public Street and alley. Please remind contractors of this rule. Machine noise is prohibited between 10 pm and 6 am, please be considerate of neighbors when clearing snow.
With snow restricting curb space, residents may place recycling bins on the street for pick-up, however, if it is snowing on your regular pick-up day the street needs to remain clear to plow and salt. When it is snowing on your recycling day please place recycling bins on your driveway approach, carriage walk or sidewalk. Residents with an alley are required to shovel out and clear the top of their recycling bins to ensure that collectors have access to the bins. Collectors may not be able to collect recycling if the bin has not been shoveled out and cleared off.

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

New Year's Eve is a night to have fun and celebrate the coming year. However, safety is a must when participating in the festivities. Whether you're staying in and celebrating with friends and family, or you're traveling to a party, following a few safety tips will ensure that you're safe and sound when the clock strikes midnight, ringing in the New Year!
  • Designate a Driver: If you are going to be driving New Year's Eve, don't drink and drive. If you have a friend who does not prefer to drink, make sure they take the wheel.
  • Monitor your Alcohol Intake: Be sure to pay attention to how much you and others are consuming. Drinking too much alcohol can have lethal affects. Be responsible.
  • Don't use fireworks: Fireworks frequently make 'celebratory' appearances at New Year's Eve parties. But it might not be a good idea with the holiday crowds.
  • If you plan to drink, eat before you do so: Never drink on an empty stomach. Make sure to eat a full meal before drinking, and continue snacking while drinking. Eating while drinking will slow down the absorption of alcohol in the digestive track. This gives the alcohol more time to metabolize in the body. Aim to eat foods high in protein such as cheese, meat, and nuts.
  • If you plan to go out, go with a group of friends/family: The best New Year's Eves are spent with loved ones. If you're going to a party or heading to a public event, make plans to arrive and leave with a group. A lot can happen on New Year's Eve, and you want to ensure you, your friends and family are safe, so be sure to share your plans for the night and communicate your whereabouts if plans change. 
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.

Tuesday, January 9th - 10:00-11:00am- Brown Deer
Thursday, Jan. 11th -3:00-4:30 p.m., Shorewood      
Tuesday, Jan. 16th -7:30-9:00 a.m., Shorewood          

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

Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening (walk-ins welcome - no appointment necessary)
Wednesday, December 27th 3:30-4:30 pm- Shorewood
Wednesday, January 3rd - 12:15 1:00 pm - Lois and Tom Dolan Community Center, Brown Deer
Tuesday, January 23rd - 1:30-2:30pm- Lydell Community Center

For the most up-to-date information on upcoming clinics and screenings, visit the Clinics page of our website at:
The Police Department of Whitefish Bay reminds everyone that Whitefish Bay's overnight parking restrictions are lifted for the upcoming holiday season. Overnight permissions are not needed starting 12am Saturday, December 30, 2017, through 5am Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
Overnight parking permission can only be obtained online here: or through the link for overnight parking permission found on the Village website at .
While the overnight parking restrictions are lifted, we would like to remind those of you who will be parking on the street overnight that you are still required to adhere to all other relevant signage that pertains to parking (i.e. winter parking restriction zones, loading zones, fire lanes, etc.).
Have a safe and happy New Year's!

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
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. 

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 a new Amazon lockbox option at Whole Foods on Prospect Avenue in Milwaukee.

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. 
Community Links

Watch the website and Facebook Page  for exciting events! This month, don't miss the grand opening of Painting with a Twist at 155 E Silver Spring Dr., Suite 201. 

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".

Learn more about the North Shore Health Department and visit us at 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
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.

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