2018 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
Official Newsletter

Monday, June 25, 2018
Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel:

Wishing everyone a wonderful 4th of July Weekend! Thanks to the Civic Foundation for another great year of parade and Klode events, and to Sendik's for the fireworks.  

Best wishes,
Julie Siegel

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What are the 4th of July Events in the Village?

When will my 4th of July refuse and recycling be picked up if I normally have Wednesday pickup? ( Refuse and recycling normally picked up on Wednesd ay, Jul y 4, will be picked up on Thursday  July 5)

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

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Village Hall News, Meeting Agendas and Summaries

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There are no municipal meetings this week.

Coming Soon:
Monday, July 2: Village Board Meeting 6:00pm Whitefish Bay Library Program Room
Wednesday, July 4: Village Hall Closed
Thursday, July 5: Architectural Review Commission

Last Week's Meetings

Historic Preservation Commission
Wed., June 20, 7:00pm, Cahill Warming House

Thurs., June 21, 5:30pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room
All Items Passed

Upcoming Events
Mon., June 25 - Sat., June 30

Mon., June 25
  • 55+ and Better:  Register now for our Sunday Supper Club series, coming up- Sunday, July 8, Blanck's Lake Aire Supper Club on Lake Winnebago! First the day tour starts  at the every so interesting Benson's Hide Away- the UFO Capital located in the Kettle Moraine State Forest. We will hear stories, see photos and artifacts from  the owner Billy Benson himself! Relax and enjoy a drink! Then on to Blanck's Lake Aire with menu choices of porterhouse steak, perch, grilled or broasted chicken, pork chops, haddock or shrimp alfredo! Also includes soup and salad bar! Cost $75.00.  Tour departs from Lydell at 12:15noon and returns 5:30pm on Sunday, July 8.
Tues., June 26
  • Whitefish Bay Library Strategies for Social Security and Retirement Income 6:00pm
    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. 6:00-8:00pm
    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?
Wed., June 27
  • Whitefish Bay Woman's Club Blood Drive Wednesday 1:00- 5:00pm
    Come one - come all.  Reservations accepted call Catherine Cavanaugh  414-332-1570, or  simply come to the  Whitefish Bay Woman's Club,  600 East Henry Clay. T he Woman's Club and the Blood Center will be glad to accommodate you and we thank you for your support of the Women's Club and the Blood Center.
  • Whitefish Bay Library Spin Art with Justin Stone  1:00 pm
    Program Room;  Register Here:  https://www.wfblibrary.org/our_events/?eid=227
    Come and decorate your very own vinyl record artwork with artist Justin Stone! All supplies will be provided.  Grades 7+
  • Free Concert: The Village Band of Whitefish Bay performs at 7 pm in Klode Park (not the usual School House Park). The band will play at Klode Park on the stage that will be set up for the Whitefish Bay 4th of July Celebration with music to kick off the 4th celebration.

Thurs., June 28
  • Whitefish Bay Library David Stokes: Nature's Music! 11:00am-12:05pm. Register here: https://www.wfblibrary.org/our_events/?eid=211 Please note date change! With puppets, toys, and live animals, David will lead a fun lesson in music in nature!
Fri., June 29
  • Whitefish Bay Library - Remembering When 1:00 pm
    Presented by the North Shore Fire Department and the North Shore Health Department.  At age 65, older adults are twice as likely to be killed or injured by fires compared to the population at large. By age 75, that risk increases to three times that of the general population - and to four times by age 85.
    This program is centered around safety messages - - developed by experts from national.
    During the program we'll answer:  
    What hit television show was set during the Korean War?
    How often should you change the batteries in your smoke alarms?
    What singing legend brought rock-n-roll into popular culture?
    If your clothing catches fire, what should you do?
    Do you want to have fun while learning how to prevent fires and falls?
Sat., June 30
  • Whitefish Bay Library Blocks Rock!  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Come and build whatever you can imagine with our huge block collection.  We have a ton of variety and all ages are encouraged to build, create and play!
    All ages.  No registration required.

Coming Soon:
  • Plan your 4th of July Celebration: Click here for parade, fireworks and Klode Park events! Thank you to Sendik's for sponsorship of the fireworks!
Village of Whitefish Bay 
4th of July Celebration

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Plan your 4th of July Celebration: Click here for parade, fireworks and Klode Park events! Thank you to Sendik's for sponsorship of the fireworks and the Civic Foundation for the full day of activities!  Volunteers still needed! See website for details.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 11:30am :  Parade 
The 43rd annual Whitefish Bay 4th of July Parade route begins on Kent & Silver Spring, east to Lake Drive, north to Klode Park.  The parade route is 1 mile long, and the festival at Klode Park begins immediately after the parade.
The Parade features over 60 entries and lasts a little over an hour.  Featured entrants include a the Milwaukee Drum & Bugle Corps, the UW Marching Band, McMenamin Irish Dancers, Scottish Pipe Band, the Wacky Wheeler, the Red Hot Dixie Band, the Nicolet Band, Sen. Darling, Rep. Ott, Co. Sup. Wasserman, County Exec Abele.

Parade participants:  Please check in at the table on Silver Spring & Kent Ave, starting at 10:30am.


KLODE PARK FESTIVAL:1pm - Flag Raising

1-8pm - Food Vendors: PandlsSaz's, Event Carnival Food, Civic Foundation Soda/Beer Tent, Roman Candle Pizza, Best Kettle Corn, MINI DONUTS!1-4pm - Klode Park Games:
Games include a face painting tent, mini-bowling, a fishing game, bean bag toss, a lollipop pull game, an octopus ring toss game and more.
The tennis courts will be converted to a sports area with a basketball game, a football throwing game and a miniature golf course.
Games are 50-cents/ticket, and participants receive a small prize for all games.
All picnic tables in Klode Park are reserved for the park festival. Limited space is available for private encampments.
Unattended chairs or blankets for fireworks viewing are only allowed after 4pm. Unattended items found before this time will be removed.

9:30pm - Klode Park

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.

Notice of st reet closure: N. Hollywood Ave at N. Wilson Dr.

As part of the Village of Shorewood work on Wilson Drive, the Village of Whitefish Bay is working with the Village of Shorewood to close N. Hollywood avenue at the point of intersection with N. Wilson Drive.

Closure began Thurs., June 7, and will continue through Phase 1 of the project, likely until late July. Wilson Drive Project Updates are available here:  http://www.villageofshorewood.org/780/2018-Wilson-Drive-Reconstruction

Holiday Refuse and Recycling Collection Dates

4th of July: Refuse and recycling normally picked up on Wednesd ay, Jul y 4, will be picked up on Thursday,  July 5.

Cahill Park Retention Basin 

On Monday, June 18, 2018, the Cahill Park water reten tion basin filled and performed effectively. Photo courtesy of Karen Mathu.


Emerald Ash Borer Update: Tree Replacement and Ash Tree Treatment to begin this week
  1. Starting Monday, June 18:  - Tree replacement project begins. Approximately 130 trees will be planted and is anticipated to take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to complete.
  2. Starting Monday, June 18: - Ash tree treatment will begin.  Approximately 850 ash trees will be treated throughout the village.  Project completion is anticipate to be mid to late August.

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)

Tre e Inventory is Underway:

Beginning today and continuing for the next six to eight weeks, Wachtel Tree Science will be conducting a complete street tree inventory on all of the approximately 8,600 street trees throughout the entire Village. There will be two Wachtel employees inspecting/inventorying our street trees during this time period.  They will both have reflective safety vests on and will be driving company vehicles with the Wachtel Tree Science and Service logos on them.  


Fire Hydrant Painting: Paint the Town Red 
Village-wide fire hydrant painting continues this week.

Giant Maintenance and Restoration, Inc., will be blasting, primin g, and top-coat painting all Village fire hydrants listed as requiring restoration. The blasting process will implement an environmentally friendly abrasive made from coal com bustio n by-product.

GIANT will utilize this "green" abrasive blasting for optimal bonding of the prime paint coat. One coating of the prim er material is applied  within 30 minutes of abrasive blasting. Within 24 to 48 hours after the primer is applied, one spray top coat is applied and followed up with a second finished coat as needed.

Hydrant Flushing Continues!
The upcoming area that will be flushed includes Silver Spring Drive heading south, Santa Monica Boulevard heading east all the way up to and including Lake Dive 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.    


2018 Sidewalk Improvement Program 

The mission of the Program is to sustain infrastructure longevity and improve safety. The Program will run from March to September, 2018, and will cover sidewalk in the southwest area of the Village. There is no charge to residents for this work.
March and April: Sidewalks marked for identification
June - September: Sidewalk Improvement

As in the past, the 2018 Project will involve the replacement of problematic & deteriorated sidewalks, carriage walks, and curbs within the Village Right of Way. As the Village policy states, "All sidewalk improvements shall be made in order to eliminate trip hazards as first priority. Efforts shall be made where appropriate to improve drainage. Identified drainage problems shall be addressed as directed specifically by the Village Engineering Staff." This year, Forward Construction has been awarded the contract.

A number of factors are used to determine if a sidewalk block is to be replaced. They include, but are not limited to, deteriorated joints, uneven squares (offsets greater than ¾"), transverse cracks, longitudinal cracks, holes, spalled surfaces, sunken slabs, back pitched slabs, graylining, open aggregate, and/or gaps greater than ¾".
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.

Thank you for your patience while this effort is in process.


Nearby Construction to the south:


Nearby Construction to the north:
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

Friday June 22:

Klode and Atwater Beaches have a posted water quality advisory. This means that E. Coli levels were elevated at the last testing and swimming should be done at your own risk. To check the status of any WI beaches: wibeaches.us

In Wisconsin, the days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are generally considered prime-time for picnics and outdoor grilling. While these events are fun, it is important to keep food safety in mind if you are attending or hosting an event. Foodborne illness is a common, costly-yet preventable-public health problem. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 6 Americans get sick from contaminated foods or beverages each year. Here are some food safety tips to follow if you are planning an event or just cooking a meal for your family. 
There are four simple rules for any kitchen:

: Wash your hands and surfaces often.  Wash your hands for 20 seconds with warm water and soap before starting food preparation and between preparing different foods. That's about the time it takes to sing Happy Birthday to yourself. Wash your utensils, cutting boards, and countertops with hot, soapy water. Rinse fresh  fruits and vegetables  under running water.
Separate : Don't cross-contaminate. Raw meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs can spread germs  to ready-to-eat foods-unless you keep them separate.

Cook: To the right temperature. Food is safely cooked when the internal temperature gets high enough to kill germs that can make you sick. Use a food thermometer to ensure foods are cooked to a safe internal temperature. Poultry, stuffed meat, and leftovers should be cooked to 165 degrees; ground beef to 155 degrees; and fish, pork, and eggs to 145 degrees.
Chill: Refrigerate promptly. Keep your refrigerator below 40°F and know when to  throw food out.
  • Refrigerate perishable food within 2 hours. (If outdoor temperature is above 90°F, refrigerate within 1 hour.)
  • Thaw frozen food safely in the refrigerator, in cold water, or in the microwave. Never thaw foods on the counter, because bacteria multiply quickly in the parts of the food that reach room temperature.
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. Columbia County is the first county in Wisconsin in 2018 to report a bird testing positive for West Nile Virus. Remember to take precautions when outdoors to prevent mosquito bites. Wearing long-sleeved shirts, long pants, socks and shoes is important and using a repellent containing permethrin or DEET will help as well.
Health Director, Ann Christiansen, was elected as a chair of The South-Eastern Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards .

Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.

Tuesday, July 10th 10-11:00 a.m., Brown Deer
Thursday, July 12th 3-4:30 p.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.

Tuesday, June 26th Shorewood

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

Wednesday, June 27th 3:30-4:30 p.m., Shorewood
Thursday, July 19th 11:30-12:00pm LX Club (WFB Women's Club, 600 E. Henry Clay St.)
Wednesday, July 25th 3:30-4:30 p.m., Shorewood
For the most up-to-date information on pricing, upcoming clinics and screenings, visit the Clinics page of our website at:  http://www.nshealthdept.org/Clinics

JOIN NIXLE: Recent Crime Email Notification
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Click here to receive a weekly crime notification summary: www.wfbvillage.org/list.aspx
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.
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Residential Trash and Recycling Collection Program
Schedule Update
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.  No changes have yet occurred and the automated trucks have not yet arrived.

  • 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.  No carts have been delivered. Cart delivery will indicate the start of the new program.
  • 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.
  • Samples of the New Refuse Carts are on display at the Whitefish Bay Public Library Lobby: 95-Gallon and 65-Gallon Gray Refuse Carts are on Display

Check out the Village Website Page for Trash and Recycling: wfbvillage.org/trashrecycle

  • 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.

Community Links

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

Whitefish Bay Farmers Market
Saturdays, 8am to noon
July 7 - October 27

Santa Monica @Silver Spring/Aurora Parking Lot
The Whitefish Bay Farmers Market will be returning to downtown Whitefish Bay in the Aurora Parking Lot again this July thru October - 3 weeks longer this year! Come join your friends and neighbors as we kick-off the 2018 season on Saturday, July 7 from 8am to noon.
The open-air market is a family-focused community event with 30+ Vendors this year selling fresh and organic produce, flowers, meats, eggs, honey, cheese, salmon, popcorn, homemade treats, and more! Working on having music every week - know anyone who wants to perform or do a cooking demonstration let me know at WFBBID@gmail.com . See you at the market!
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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.

Full 4th of July Event Schedule is HERE!

The Civic Foundation would like to invite you to our ice cream social for Whitefish Bay at Schoolhouse Park across from the WFB Library.  
Wednesday, August 8
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Vanilla and Chocolate is available, with cones, bowls, toppings and Sprecher root beer floats!
Featuring the  WFB Community Band 

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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  School District Sponsored, will  raise funds to renovate the Fitness Center at Whitefish Bay High School

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

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

Village Band of Whitefish Bay: Facebook.

Upcoming Performances:
The next concert is June 27 at 7 pm. The band will play at Klode Park on the stage that will be set up for the WFB 4th of July Celebration with music to begin the 4th celebration.

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