2018 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
News and Calendar

Monday, May 21, 2018

Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel:

Looking forward to the Memorial Day events put on by the Civic Foundation

Julie Siegel
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What is the trash pickup schedule for Memorial Day Weekend?

When is the new Automated Residential Refuse and Recycling Program going to start? Have there been any changes yet?

What is the schedule for road work to the south on Lake Drive and Wilson Drive ?

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Monday, May 21, 6:00pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room
Public Works Week - Coloring Contest Winners to be announced

Summary of Last Week's Meetings:

Public Meeting with Public Works Department to discuss 14 Village Intersections and Silver Spring Drive Corridor Safety Improvement Project
Mon., May 14, 5:00pm-6:00pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room
Open House format to provide information and solicit input from the public and other project stakeholders on proposed intersection improvements on various village roads.

Mon., May 14, 6:00pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room

Public Meeting with Wisconsin Division of Transportation System Development to discuss Highway Safety Improvement Project on Lake Drive
Tues., May 15, 5:30pm-7:30pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room
WisDOT representatives will be available during this time to discuss safety improvements at seven spot locations located along Lake Drive from Oakland Avenue to Belle Avenue.

Historic Preservation Commission
Wed., May 16, 7:30pm, Cahill Park Warming House

Thurs., May 17, 5:30pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room

Congratulations to the Public Works Department - 

2018 Public Works Week Sunday, May 20- Saturday, May 26

Notification of Whitefish Bay School District Grounds Treatment

This communication is to provide notification to the Whitefish Bay Community of the School District's intention to spot-treat certain areas of our grounds for pests (both plant and insect) between 5/21/2018-8/24/2018.  Click here for Notification

Residential Trash and Recycling Collection Program
Schedule Update
  • As of Friday, May 4, the start date for the new Automated Residential Refuse and Recycling Collection Program is being pushed back to allow for the delivery of the three automated collection trucks to be utilized with the new program.  
  • Time will then be needed for the Village Public Works Department to transition to the new program. This includes training of the collectors, confirming a delivery date for new refuse carts, and scheduling old cart and can cart pickup in the Village. 
  • The type of truck purchased in October by the Village is a popular model used in similar places across the country, and due to the high demand, delivery has been pushed back from April and is now anticipated in June, but no specific date is set.
  • All residents will be notified via postcard as soon as a date is known for implementation of the program, delivery of new carts to residents, and pickup of old, unwanted cans and carts. Please note that tipper carts are not allowed for yard waste as they collect a much heavier load than the 50 pound weight limit on yard waste. 
  • This information will also be sent out via the online email newsletter, posted on the website, posted in the library, and noticed on Facebook.
  • No change will be made to pickup of Refuse or Recycling Collection until residents are notified via postcard of a change and delivery of carts. Recycling pickup will remain once a month until the new program is launched, carts are delivered, and pickup of old carts is scheduled. 
  • In the new program, cart placement will be maximum three feet from curb, opening towards street, with all items containerized in carts: Recycling in existing Blue Cart, Refuse inside new Gray Cart.Carts should be placed a minimum of three feet apart. Special Pickup details and other information will be bagged and included with new refuse cart delivery.
  • Residential Refuse and Recycling Collection Program Questions: 414-962-6690 Ext.495, Email: j.heyden@wfbvillage.org (No date is yet set for program launch)
  • For missed pickups, special pickups, and yard waste questions, please call 414-962-6690 to report.

Samples of the New Refuse Carts are now on display at the Whitefish Bay Public Library Lobby: 95-Gallon and 65-Gallon Gray Refuse Carts are on Display


Upcoming Events
Mon., May 21 - Mon., May 28

Mon., May 21
  • Village Board Meeting, 6:00pm, WFB Library Program Room
Tues., May 22
  • WFB Library Getting to Know Medicare 6:00-8:00pm
    Getting to know Medicare is a class designed to acquaint current and future Medicare Beneficiaries with the four parts of Medicare as well as equip them to navigate through the various insurance options.
    Getting to know Medicare will help answer:
    ·        What are the differences between Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D?
    ·        What are my options in enrolling for Medicare?
    ·        What are the differences between Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage plans?
    ·        How do I figure out the Prescription Drug plans and what is the "Donut Hole"?
    This program is presented by the Retirement Classroom. 
Fri., May 25
  • WFB Library Tea Time Book Club 12:00-1:00pm Our Tea Time Book Club meets once a month and is led by Library Director Nyama Reed. This month we're reading Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan.
    Collecting things dropped or left behind by others and writing stories about them as a tribute to the fiancée who died the day he lost one of her keepsakes, a man bequeaths his estate to his unsuspecting assistant, who bonds with new neighbors while attempting to reunite the objects with their owners.
    Andrew Peardew collects things dropped or left behind by others and writing stories about them. He does this as a tribute to the fiancée who died the day he lost one of her keepsakes. When a dying Andrew bequeaths his estate to his assistant, Laura, she begins to bond with new neighbors while attempting to reunite the objects with their owners.    No registration
Sun., May 27
  • WFB Library Closed
Mon., May 28

Coming Soon to the Library: Antique Appraisal with Mark Moran
Sat, Jun 2nd,  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
An antiques and collectibles appraisal event featuring author and antiques expert Mark F. Moran of Iola, Wisconsin.

Registration is required. Call (414-964-4380) the library or stop by Adult Services to register. Early registration begins for Friends of the Whitefish Bay Library on Tuesday, April 24 . 
Mark Moran  is a former senior editor of Antiques and Collectibles Books for Krause Publications in Iola, Wis. He has also been a contributing editor for Antique Trader magazine. He is the author or co-author of more than 25 books on antiques and collectibles, including the 800-page annual Warman's Antiques & Collectibles, now in its 45th edition. Moran bought and sold antiques for more than 30 years, specializing in vintage folk art, Americana, and fine art. He has been active as an appraiser of antiques and fine art for more than 20 years.

Celebrating Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week
Sunday, May 20 - Saturday, May 26
  • EMS Week recognizes EMS practitioners and their important work across the United States
  • 72% of the calls for North Shore Fire/Rescue in Whitefish Bay are for EMS Services. Across the United States, a vast majority of calls to fire departments are for emergency medical services. While still trained and prepared to respond to fire emergencies, North Shore Fire/Rescue views emergency medical services and prevention of medical emergencies as important as it's traditional fire suppression and prevention mission.
  • In 2017, NSFR responded to 438 EMS calls in Whitefish Bay
  • Average response time for an EMS call in Whitefish Bay in 2017 was five minutes and eight seconds. The Department's goal is to respond in an average of six minutes and thirty seconds.
  • Why do response times matter? According to the American Heart Association, brain death and permanent death start to occur in 4-6 minutes after someone experiences cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest can be reversible if treated within a few minutes and studies show that a victim's chance of survival are reduced by 7% to 10% with every minute that passes without defibrillation and advanced life support intervention.
  • North Shore Fire/Rescue, working in conjunction with Milwaukee County EMS is an American Heart Association Mission Lifeline® EMS Gold Plus Level Provider. Agencies that receive the Mission: Lifeline Gold award have demonstrated at least 75 percent compliance for each required achievement measure related to Cardiac and Stroke care for the past two years; the Gold Plus award is the highest level of achievement awarded.

You can help us save lives! 

Learn Hands-Only CPR and download the Pulsepoint App on your mobile device so you can be alerted to people near you who need CPR help

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.

Celebrating Public Works Week May 20- 26

Holiday Refuse and Recycling Collection Dates

Memorial Day: Refuse and recycling normally picked up on Monday, May 28 will be picked up on Tuesday, May 29.

4th of July: Refuse and recycling normally picked up on Wednesday, July 4, will be picked up on Thursday July 5.

The switch to the Automated Refuse and Recycling Collection Program has been delayed and no changes have been made to collection schedule. All residents will receive a postcard indicating the new cart delivery and old cart pickup dates.


Yard Waste Pickup 

Yard Waste Pickup has begun . All yard waste must be containerized, which means in paper yard waste bags OR reusable hard plastic cans or carts (please leave lid off so collectors know it is not refuse). 

No grass clippings are allowed in Yard Waste, Refuse or Recycling, per the DNR, due to toxicity. Ordinance 10.04(3)(d)

The clippings, when left in place after cutting the grass, will provide a ready source of fertilizer while helping the soil retain water which promotes root growth and a healthy lawn. The simple practice of leaving clippings on the lawn after mowing is called "grasscycling".

Yard waste containers - must weigh 50 pounds or less, and be paper bags or hard plastic containers - no plastic bags.

Per Whitefish Bay Ordinance 7.02(1), no yard waste or clippings should ever be placed outside of private property, such as on the street, gutter or near sewer drains. Please advise any lawn care provider that blowing or brushing waste into the street is a ticketable offense. Lawn care providers often blow waste into the street or other property. This is against Village Ordinance. Mulching mowers and redistributed grass clippings are recommended. 

Yard waste continues Mondays/Tuesdays starting on north end of Village (weekly) (delayed by one day this coming week due to Memorial Day)

Chipper continues Wednesdays/Thursdays starting on north end of Village (bi-weekly)


Hydrant Flushing Has Begun!

The area that will be flushed includes Silver Spring heading south, Santa Monica heading east all the way up to and including Lake Dr. and to the south village limits.  Flushing will begin in the northwestern part of that area, heading in a southeastern direction.  Completion of the flushing project should occur in mid -July.  Portable signs will be posted in the general area where the flushing is occurring.  Residents may notice cloudy water at times and may experience low water pressure.  If cloudy water occurs please run your water for a period of time until the water clears, this is only a temporary condition if it occurs.    


Sidewalk Markings: Spring, 2018
Currently, sidewalk in the southwest corner of the Village is being marked for sidewalk improvements. A white circle indicates the sidewalk block will be replaced. "L" shaped marks indicate that the raised portion of the sidewalk will be ground down to minimize tripping hazards. A white line parallel to a joint abutting a white circle indicates a saw cut will be used to smooth the walk.

Nearby Construction to the south:


Green Tree Bridge Closing: Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation

  • The Good Hope Road entrance ramp to I-43 southbound will close.
  • Overnight single lane and full freeway closures for storm sewer work;
  • Closure of Green Tree Road west of Jean Nicolet Road;
  • Westbound Green Tree Road access to southbound Jean Nicolet Road only


EAB (Emerald Ash Borer) Treatment Plan Schedule and Color Code Key:
What do the colors mean that have been sprayed on the trees in the Village?
  • Green Dot - EAB Treatment
  • Black Dot - Tree Trimming
  • 2 Pink Dots (with aluminum tag) EAB tree removal, which will begin Monday, April 16, and lasting approximately 93 trees which will take 4-5 weeks
  • White Dot (very few, none at this point) marking, as needed, throughout the year of hazardous trees not related to EAB removal 


Overnight Parking Procedure:

The Whitefish Bay Police Department began using a new overnight parking system March 31st. The link for the website to request overnight parking permission can be located at  https://parking.wfbvillage.org/ or in the  Parking Permits section of the  Village Website. We will no longer accept overnight parking permission by telephone. A maximum 15 nights permission per vehicle are allowed annually at no cost. If you require more than 15 nights, monthly parking permits can be purchased.

The new system allows monthly parking permits to be purchased online rather than coming to the Police Department during normal business hours. Permit sales for the next month will be allowed starting at 5 AM on the last day of the current month. Monthly permits can still be purchased at the station (currently housed in the Public Works Department at 155 W. Fairmount Ave.) from 8:00am to 4:30pm.

Requests for overnight parking permission must be made prior to 3 a.m. of the current day. No parking permission will be granted during a declared Snow Emergency. As a reminder, all vehicles parked on the street must be moved at least once every 24 hours, regardless of any permission granted or parking permit held.

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.
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Police Non-Emergency Phone: 414-351-9900
Call 911 if you see suspicious activity especially if they are not your neighbors.
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Keeping up-to-date immunization records for yourself and your family is important. Your vaccination record provides a history of all the vaccines you received as a child and adult. This record may be required for certain jobs, travel, or school or daycare registration. Every year thousands of children and adults in the U.S. become sick from vaccine-preventable diseases which can be easily spread from person to person.
There has been an increase of cases of mumps and measles in Wisconsin in the last couple of years. The North Shore Health Department is notified when someone who lives or works in our jurisdiction tests positive for a one of these diseases. The Health Department's job is to protect the community from getting sick and control an outbreak. To do this, local health departments have the authority to exclude individuals from public activities, such as going to work or school, if they do not provide proof of immunity. Proof of immunity includes:
  • Birth before January 1st, 1957 (unless health care personnel).
  • Serologic proof of immunity-  If you remember having measles or mumps as a child, you can get a blood test to check for your immunity. This blood test is called a titer.
  • Documentation of adequate vaccination with MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine.
In certain situation you are able to receive a post exposure vaccine to avoid exclusion from public activities. You can locate your immunization record on the Wisconsin Immunization Registry (WIR) https://www.dhswir.org/PR/clientSearch.do?language=en .   If you are unable to locate your record on WIR or have not received your MMR vaccine, contact your physician to discuss your record or if you should be vaccinated.
To view immunization schedules and what other vaccines you may need visit: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/index.html
The Dead Bird Reporting Hotline (1-800-433-1610) has been activated and will remain open through the mosquito season until October 31, 2018. As in previous years, the Dead Bird Reporting Hotline is available for Wisconsin residents to report sick or dead birds, and to facilitate West Nile virus (WNV) testing of corvids (crows, ravens, blue jays) to monitor WNV activity. 
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.

Wednesday, May 16th 3:30-4:30 p.m., Brown Deer
Tuesday, May 29th 3:30-4:30 p.m., NS Library
Tuesday, June 12th 10-11:00 a.m., Brown Deer
Thursday, June 14th 3-4:30 p.m., Shorewood
Tuesday, June 19th 7:30-9 a.m., Shorewood
Wednesday, June 20th 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, May 16th - 8:00-10:00am- Brown Deer
Tuesday, May 22nd - 8:00-10:00am- Shorewood
Wednesday, June 20th Brown Deer
Tuesday, June 26th Shorewood

Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening (walk-ins welcome - no appointment necessary)

Thursday, May 17th 11:30-12:00pm LX Club (WFB Women's Club, 600 E. Henry Clay St.)
Wednesday, May 23rd 3:30-4:30 p.m., Shorewood
Tuesday, June 5th 1:30-2:30 p.m., WFB Sr. Center (5205 Lydell Avenue)
Wednesday, June 6th 12:15-1:00 p.m. Dolan Center 4355 W Bradley Rd)
Thursday, June 21st 12:30-1:00pm LX Club (WFB Women's Club, 600 E. Henry Clay St.)
Wednesday, June 27th 3:30-4:30 p.m., Shorewood
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

Community Links

Merchants of Whitefish Bay
Watch  the website and  Facebook Page  for exciting events on Silver Spring D rive! 

Farmer's Market is coming! July 7, 2018, through October 6, 2018, Same location at 316 E. Silver Spring Drive!

Holy Family Church Guardian Angel Run: Memorial Day
Click here for details and to registerGuardian Angel Run, May 28, 2018  
Run begins at 8:30 am
Kids fun run at 9:30
Come for the run and stay for the food!

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".  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.

Whitefish Bay Memorial Day Ceremony
May 28th at 11:00 am (rain or shine)
Armory Park - 1225 E Henry Clay St, Whitefish Bay, WI
The community is cordially invited to Whitefish Bay's 4th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony.  The ceremony will be an opportunity for Veterans to connect with one another and for the community to honor our country's fallen service members.  The event will also give Whitefish Bay families a way to teach children the meaning behind Memorial Day and to witness traditional military customs.  The program has attracted nearly 800 Whitefish Bay residents and veterans each year, and has been a meaningful tribute to those who gave their lives serving our country.
For questions regarding the event, please contact Dan Carey (dan.carey516@gmail.com) or Sarah Chapman (sarahchapmanwilson@gmail.com).

Learn more about the North Shore Health Department and visit us at www.nshealthdept.org and like us on Facebook .
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  School District Sponsored, will  raise funds to renovate the Fitness Center at Whitefish Bay High School
Whitefish Bay High School PTO:  Grad Grams! Deadline May 31

Who do you know that is graduating from WFB HS this year?  Your sitter?  Your neighbor?  Your favorite Sendiks Bagger?  The kids you coached in soccer?  Send them each a sweet Grad Gram message!  The WFBHS Parent Association is taking orders for Grad Grams from May 1 - May 31.  For $1 you can send a quick note that will be bound in a special book for each student and delivered at graduation practice.  Please see the attached flyer to participate in this very fun tradition that is a highlight for our WFB seniors .

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

Our club will celebrate its 60th anniversary on May 9 at a members' dinner. Since 1958 the Club has founded Riveredge Nature Center, established the Village as a Bird City, competed in Art-In-Bloom at the Milwaukee Art Museum, established Cahill Butterfly Garden and Lydell Recreating Center Garden, weeded Klode Park, advocated for no herbicides/pesticides in our parks, remembered neighbors through our Forget-Me-Not program, hosted our first Garden Walk in the Bay and begun a plan to improve the Silver Spring Outlook. We are always looking for new members, so check out our website and email us if you would like to learn more about how you too can participate.

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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