2017 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
News and Calendar
  Friday, October 27, 2017

Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel:

Welcome to this week's Village Newsletter.  

Happy Halloween!
Julie Siegel
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Upcoming Events

Fri., Oct. 27, - Fri., Nov. 3, 2017

Fri., Oct. 27
  • WFB Library Tea Time Book Club 12:00-1:00pm. Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly Caroline Ferriday, a socialite in New York, has her hands full with her post at the French consulate, but on the eve of a fateful war, her world is changed forever when Hitler's army invades Poland in September, 1939; and then sets its sights on France. Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, an ocean away from Caroline, senses her carefree youth disappearing as she is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement. In a tense atmosphere of watchful eyes and suspecting neighbors, one false move can have dire consequences. For Herta Oberheuser, the ambitious young German doctor, an ad for a government medical position seems her ticket out of a desolate life. Once hired, though, Herta finds herself trapped in a male-dominated realm of Nazi secrets and power. The lives of these three women are set on a collision course when the unthinkable happens and Kasia is sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi concentration camp for women. Their stories cross continents, from New York to Paris, Germany, and Poland, as Caroline and Kasia strive to bring justice to those whom history has forgotten. -- from the publisher.
  • WFB Library No-School Haunted House Ball Mazes 2:00-3:00pm.  We have an a--maze-ing STEAM challenge for you! Design and build a haunted maze: we'll supply spooky materials and craft sticks for maze walls. It's up to you to get a ball safely through your maze! K5-5th grade. Registration opened October 1st.
  • Pumpkin Fest continues at Schoolhouse Park, (Beer Sold) Entertainment Schedule: 6:30-9:00 pm - Ian and the Dream
Sat., Oct. 28
  • Whitefish Bay Business Improvement District (BID)  Silver Spring Drive Trick-or-Treat: 10:00 am-12:00 noon. The annual tradition is a special event for the littlest of trick-or-treaters with an adult on Silver Spring Drive. Participating businesses offer treats for wee ones. For more information on this fun event, visit the BID website www.shopwhitefishbay.com or check out their Facebook page at facebook.com/ShopWFB/.
Look for this sign in the window of participating businesses!
  • DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY  10:00am to 4:00pm, Department of Public Works, 155 W. Fairmount. Please enter from Lydell. For more information see below.
  • Pumpkin Fest, (Beer Sold) Entertainment Schedule: 6:30-9:00 pm - Steve Beguhn (as seen on American Idol) 
Sun., Oct. 29
  • Pumpkin Fest, Entertainment Schedule: 6:30-9:00 pm, Rocket Cat
  • Village Trick-or-Treat 1:00-4:00 pm
Mon., Oct. 30
  • WFB Library 4:00pm Minecraft, 2nd-4th grade
Tues., Oct. 31
  • Halloween
Thurs., Nov. 2
  • Architectural Review Commission, 5:30pm, see new location
Coming Soon:
Whitefish Bay Library, Thursday, November 9, 6:30-8:00pm
Whitefish Bay TALKS with Ron Miscavige: RUTHLESS  
Due to the high expected turnout for this event, please note that space will be limited. Once we are full the doors will be closed. We are not doing registration for this event. Doors will open at  6:00pm. The only book to examine the origins of Scientology's current leader, RUTHLESS tells the revealing story of David Miscavige's childhood and his path to the head seat of the Church of Scientology told through the eyes of his father. Ron Miscavige's personal, heartfelt story is a riveting insider's look at life within the world of Scientology.  Ron Miscavige escaped from the Church of Scientology's international headquarters outside Hemet, California, on March 25, 2012. 

Village Hall News, Meeting Agendas and Summaries
Village Hall and Police Department Operations have relocated to the Department of Public Works Building at 155 W. Fairmount Ave (at Lydell).

Village Hall and the Police Department have relocated to the DPW, 155 W. Fairmount Ave, Whitefish Bay, WI (Fairmount and Lydell) through fall 2018. 

Details available here.

Notice of New Public Meeting Location: All Village Board Meetings will take place at the Whitefish Bay Public Library Program Room. Municipal Court will relocate to Fox Point, and all other operations will happen at the Public Works Department.


Thurs., Nov. 2, 5:30pm, Whitefish Bay Public Library,Program Room, 5420 N Marlborough Dr.

Mon., Nov. 6, 6:00pm, Whitefish Bay Public Library - Program Room, 5420 N Marlborough Dr.

Wed., Oct. 25, 7:00pm, Cahill Warming House, 1001 E. Fairmount Ave.
Discussion and Action on Village Hall Building Project Bids.

Halloween Happenings in Whitefish Bay 2017

The Great Pumpkin Festival sponsored by the Civic Foundation: Free Festival at Schoolhouse Park which began Wed., Oct. 25, and runs through Sun., Oct. 29
  • The Pumpkin Festival will be held once again at Old Schoolhouse Park, located directly across from the WFB Public Library, 5420 N. Marlborough Drive.
  • Enter the Pumpkin patch, pick out a pumpkin and bring it into our carving tent!  Prepare, design and carve your pumpkin at this family friendly event. 
  • We provide the FREE pumpkins, carving tools, candles, and table space.  Design a jack-o-lantern, and it will be lit and on display every night.
  • Each night will feature live local music and delicious food from Pandl's Whitefish Bay Inn.
  • Entertainment Schedule Continues:
    • Friday, October 27  (Beer sold) 6:30-9pm -  Ian and the Dream
    • Saturday, October 28 (Beer Sold) 6:30-­9pm -Steve Beguhn (as seen on American Idol)
    • Sunday, October 29 6:30-­9 pm - Rocket Cat
Whitefish Bay Business Improvement District Trick or Treat on Silver Spring Dr.: Sat., Oct. 28, 10:00-12:00 noon

Village of Whitefish Bay Trick or Treat: Sun., Oct. 29, 1:00-4:00 pm
Village Hall and Police Department operations will be shared with DPW at their location at 155 W Fairmount Ave at Lydell until Fall 2018. Free parking, wheelchair accessible.
Leaf Pickup Information: Curbside pickup began Mon., Oct. 16

Pavement Mill and Overlay Project Upcoming
Several streets in the Village are included in this year's annual pavement mill and overlay project. This work will consist of pavement grinding, spot curb and gutter and base pavement repairs, and then resurfacing with asphalt. The work is expected to be completed in October. The adjacent residents have been previously notified. Please drive carefully around all construction zones.
Cramer Street Storm Sewer Improvement Project (Glendale Avenue to Wilshire Road)
To address surface flooding due to heavy rain events, the Village is proceeding on this project to add additional storm sewer system capacity. Some needed sanitary and water utility work is taking place as well, along with the replacement of lead water services.  This project is expected to be completed in early November.
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.
Recycling Information 
Holiday Pickup Day Changes:
Thurs., Nov. 23 garbage and recycling collections will occur on Tues., Nov. 21
Fri., Nov. 24 garbage and recycling collections will occur on Wed., Nov. 22  
Mon., Dec. 25 garbage and recycling collections will occur on Wed., Dec. 27
Tues., Dec. 26 garbage and recycling collections will occur on Thurs., Dec. 28
Mon., Jan. 1 garbage and recycling collections will occur on Tues., Jan. 2

Trash & Recycling Collection Project
: Website Information located HERE. Status Update as of September 12, 2017: The Village Board voted to authorize the implementation of a Village provided cart program to be placed near the curb or alley edge by the resident utilizing the automated collection process effective May 7, 2018 and directed village staff to develop an implementation plan that includes an exception process and to set the implementation date for the recycling program changes as of May 7, 2018.

Whitefish Bay Utility Billing

Change to Quarterly from Tri-Annual Billing
As you may have noticed for the last few months on your water utility statement, the Whitefish Bay Water Utility will be switching from a rolling tri-annual billing schedule to a quarterly billing schedule beginning in 2018. All water utility customers will be on the sam
e quarterly billing cycle and will have the same bill date and due date.
January 1, 2018 
On January 1, 2018, every utility customer in the Village will receive a pro-rate b ill for the period which will end on December 1, 2017. This water bill will arrive by January 1 and be due by January 20, 2018. Please refer to the linked map to identify your proration schedule for the billing period which ends on December 1. This will affect your January 1 bill only. After this first bill of 2018, the subsequent billing for all Whitefish Bay customers will be quarterly. The next bill will be in April.   

Cost-Savings for Customers
The transition to quarterly billing will provide efficiency and cost savings to Village customers. Shorter billing periods (three months instead of four) will allow the Village to catch leaks faster and reduce unintended use by customers. Customers will also see lower bills based on the shorter billing periods, making it easier for budgeting. 

For more information about bill payment during Village Hall relocation to 155 W. Fairmount: see   http://www.wfbvillage.org/289/Utility-Billing

DRUG TAKE BACK DAY Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 1 0:00 am to 4:00 pm, we will have a special drug take back day at the DPW. Please enter from Lydell. 

The Village of Whitefish Bay, in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 28 at the Department of Public Works parking lot, 155 W. Fairmount Ave., Whitefish Bay, WI 53217.

This effort will continue to bring focus to the issue of prescription painkiller abuse in Wisconsin. Drug Take Back Day provides a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the community about the potential abuse and consequences of improper storage and disposal of these medications.

"More than two thirds of people who have abused prescription painkillers got them illegally from a friend  or family member," said Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel. "Wisconsinites can help cut down on prescription drug abuse by storing prescription drugs securely and disposing of unused medication through proper methods, like DOJ's biannual Drug Take Back Day."

Unused or expired medicine should never be flushed or poured down the drain. Water reclamation facilities are not designed to remove all of them and trace amounts of pharmaceuticals are showing up in rivers and lakes.

All waste pharmaceuticals must be generated by a household - no businesses are allowed.
Bring : Prescription (controlled and non-controlled) and over-the-counter medications, ointments, patches, inhalers, non-aerosol sprays, creams, vials and pet medications.
Do Not Bring : Illegal drugs, needles/sharps, acids, aerosol cans, bio-hazardous materials (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood), personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens), household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas), mercury thermometers.
  • Participants may dispose of solid, non-liquid medication(s) by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into a disposal box or into a clear sealable plastic bag. Plastic pill containers should not be collected. Blister packages without the medications being removed are acceptable.
  • Liquids will be accepted during this initiative. However, the liquids, creams and sprays must be in their original packaging. Liquids without the original packaging will not be accepted.
  • Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative and should not be placed in collection containers.
The next drug take back day will be scheduled sometime in the spring of 2018.

Advis o ry: Please remember to remove the keys and FOB from your vehicle and lock your d o ors.

P lease,  Please, Please, Lock Your Cars And Take the keys With You

Cri me prevention and safe communities require the participation of everybody; it's not a spectator sport. Eight of our nine car thefts this year had the keys used to drive it away. Don't let the overall safety of our community lull you into complacency. Many communities in the Milwaukee metro area are experiencing entry to unlocked automobiles and the theft of cars using the car's keys. Videos in other communities have shown a car pull onto a quiet street and 5 or 6 kids get out and start pulling on car doors. If the door is locked the thief moves onto the next car. This crime prevention is so easy, lock your cars up, take your keys with you and keep your garage and house locked.

These are property crimes and the owner is out of use and possession of their property. Sometimes stolen cars are more than property crimes. They may be used in a violent crime. One of our more recent stolen cars has been pursued several times by officers in nearby communities as the car is being used in other thefts and crimes. The people who are stealing these cars frequently are the type of drivers who drive recklessly, at high speeds and drive through red lights and hurt and kill innocent people driving through the intersections. For the safety of others we really need you to keep your keys with you and we need you to keep your cars locked. Please share this advice with your friends and neighbors.

This past weekend, WFB squads responded to a suspicious vehicle complaint in the SE part of the Village. Checking where the vehicle had been, the officers went out on foot and looked into cars to see if there were any entries. Officers checked over 50 vehicles and ALL VEHICLES WERE LOCKED. Thank you for helping the police and keep up the good work.

Please Call 911 if you see suspicious activity by people who are not your neighbors.

Police Non-Emergency Phone: 414-351-9900
Police Department Links:
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Intimate partner violence is a serious preventable public health problem that affects millions of Americans and occurs across the lifespan. Intimate partner violence includes physical violence, sexual violence, threats of physical or sexual violence, stalking, and emotional or psychological abuse by a current or former intimate partner. This type of violence can occur among heterosexual or same-sex couples. It exists along a continuum from a single episode of violence to severe episodes over a period of years. One in four women and one in nine men in the United States have experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner, and reported that the violence in that relationship impacted them in some way. Unfortunately, half of domestic violence cases go unreported usually due to fear of retaliation from the abuser.  The goal is to stop intimate partner violence before it begins.
You can help stop domestic violence by taking these steps:
  • Call the police if you see or hear evidence of domestic violence.
  • Speak out publicly against domestic violence.
  • Maintain a healthy, respectful romantic relationship as a model for your children and others.
  • Refer your neighbor, co-worker, friend, or family member to a domestic violence outreach organization if you suspect abuse.
  • Educate others on domestic violence
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has developed a technical package that includes collection of strategies that represent the best available evidence to prevent or reduce public health problems such as violence. To learn more about the package, visit:  https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/ipv-technicalpackages.pdf
Some Resources in Milwaukee: 
Sojourner Family Peace Center https://familypeacecenter.org/
The National Domestic Violence Hotline ( 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) ) http://www.thehotline.org/

Health Insurance Market Place Deadline Reminder
If you don't have health insurance through your employer, Medicare, Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or another source that provides qualifying health coverage, the Marketplace can help you get covered. The 2018 Open Enrollment Period runs from November 1, 2017 to December 15, 2017. For more information visit: https://www.healthcare.gov/quick-guide/dates-and-deadlines/

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

Tuesday, October 31st -3:30-4:30 p.m.-NS Library
Thursday, November 9th 3-4:30 p.m-Shorewood
Tuesday, November 14th -10:00 - 11:00 am Brown Deer
Wednesday, November 15th -3:30-4:30 p.m.-Brown Deer
Tuesday, November 21st  -7:30-9 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, November 15th - 8:00-10:00am- Brown Deer

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

Wednesday, October 25th -3:30-4:30 p.m.- Shorewood office
Wednesday, November 1st - 12:15 1:00 pm - Lois and Tom Dolan Community Center, Brown Deer
Tuesday, November 14th - 1:30-2:30pm - Lydell Community Center, Whitefish Bay
Wednesday, November 23rd -3:30-4:30 p.m.- Shorewood office

Whitefish Bay School District

Whitefish Bay Elementary School Incoming K4-Age Classroom Visits

As you plan for next fall, all Whitefish Bay resident children who will be four years old on or before September 1, 2018 and their parents/guardians, are invited to see Jr. Kindergarten in action at  Cumberland and Richards Schools.
Please join us at this special classroom visit/storytime event at your neighborhood school.
Richards School - Friday, December 1, 2017
9:30am-10:30am or 12:45-1:45pm (choose one)
Cumberland School - Friday, December 1, 2017
8:20-9:20am or 12:20-1:20pm (choose one)
  • Incoming Jr. Kindergartners and their parents/guardians will have a 15-minute visit to a Jr. Kindergarten classroom, and will also attend a 15-minute storytime in the library with our Library Media Specialists, Ms. Roberts and Ms. Mallmann.
  • Principals, Dr. Alix Kasmarick at Richards School and Ms. Jayne Heffron at Cumberland School, will greet you and following your visit will make a short presentation and answer questions about our program.         
In order to plan for these events, we need you to make a reservation.  Please call our school offices at Richards School (414) 963-3951 or Cumberland School at (414) 963-3943 to reserve a spot for you and your child.  Childcare will be available at both schools for younger siblings during your visit because it is important that we not disrupt the activities of our current junior kindergarten students. Please indicate your need for childcare when you call.
We look forward to meeting you and your child and welcoming you into the
Cumberland and Richards School community.
Jayne Heffron, Principal                                               Alix Kasmarick,Principal  
Cumberland School                                                                  Richards School
4780 N. Marlborough Drive                                     5812 N. Santa Monica Blvd
Whitefish Bay                                                                                Whitefish Bay
(414) 963-3943                                                                          (414) 963-3951  

Community Links

Whitefish Bay BID Trick or Treat (Silver Spring Drive) Sat., Oct. 28 10-12noon
Holiday Stroll BID Event Nov. 24, 5-8pm along Silver Spring Drive  -  Parade at 6pm 

The Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation is proud to present the 31st annual Great Pumpkin Festival again this year.  The event will take place from 6pm to 9pm Wednesday-Sunday, October 25 - 29, 2017.
  • The Pumpkin Festival will be held at Old Schoolhouse Park, located directly across from the WFB Public Library, 5420 N. Marlborough Drive.
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 (Click to subscribe to newsletter)

Whitefish Bay Middle School PTO presents the Whitefish Bay Middle School Holiday Boutique Thurs., Nov. 16

The holidays are right around the corner! Get a head start on your shopping at the Whitefish Bay Middle School Holiday Boutique, brought to you by the WFBMS PTO. The Holiday Boutique will be held on Thursday, November 16, from 4-8 pm at the Middle School, 1144 E Henry Clay St. Over 30 vendors and artisans will be there with a wide variety of unique merchandise. There are gifts for everyone on your list. Admission is free and open to the public. In addition to the shopping, there will be a Silent Auction with proceeds designated to benefit middle school directly, providing much needed funds for our kids and their teachers. So, grab some friends, shop at the boutique, and then head to Pandl's for a beverage or a bite to eat!  And please like us on Facebook to learn more about the event, the silent auction items and our amazing vendors! https://www.facebook.com/whitefishbayholidayboutique/


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

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