2018 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
Official Newsletter

Monday, June 18, 2018
Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel:

As we welcome the warm (and hot!) weather, please be careful to yield to pedestrians and be mindful of people on bicycles.

Julie Siegel
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Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing: 
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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 fire hydrant painting process?

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

Have a question?  The phone number to Village Hall is 414-962-6690.
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Historic Preservation Commission
Wed., June 20, 7:00pm, Cahill Warming House

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

Last Week's Meetings

Monday, June 11, 5:30pm, WFB Library Program Room

Wednesday, June 13, 6:30pm, WFB Library Program Room
In 2017, GRAEF completed an initial parking strategy on behalf of the Village. The goal of the strategy was to analyze the current status and composition of parking options in the Silver Spring Business District and to develop recommendations for parking improvement in the district.  CDA made recommendations to the board based on the Silver Spring Drive Parking Strategy including the parking utility. 

No Meeting:  Board of Appeals

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.

Sendik's Fireworks:
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.

See complete list of activities and celebrations: Click  HERE

Special thanks to Sendik's of Whitefish Bay for the sponsorship of the Fireworks!


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.    

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. Additional areas throughout the Village may also be targeted for sidewalk improvements.

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

Upcoming Events
Mon., June 18 - Sat., June 23

Mon., June 18
  • Whitefish Bay Public Library: Libraries Rock Dance Party  10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Help us celebrate summer reading program with a rockin' dance party!  We'll supply the tunes and you just need to bring your boogie shoes.  All ages.  No registration required.
  • 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 19
  • Whitefish Bay Library Summer Storytime 10:00-10:30am All Ages, no registration required, drop in for stories, songs, and more!
  • Whitefish Bay Library Engineering Mystery Bag Challenge 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Upstairs Program Room.  Challenge your brain! We'll present you with a bag of mystery "ingredients" and challenge you to use those items to make something.  You'll have to come to the program to find out what.  Entering K5-5th grade.  No registration required.
  • Whitefish Bay Library: Whitefish Bay Talks: Human Trafficking in Wisconsin  6:30 pm
    Cases of human trafficking have been identified in all 72 counties in Wisconsin. Yet most people doubt this, thinking "that can't be happening here!" If we are in a state of denial, who is helping survivors? Who is working on policies? Who is educating young people about risks? In this talk, Rachel will address the myths and misconceptions around sex trafficking in Wisconsin, illuminate the situation in Wisconsin, and explain what led her to start the LOTUS (Legal Options for Trafficked and Underserved Survivors) legal clinic in 2013. She has ideas for how citizens can make a difference and will modify the talk to suit different audiences by adjusting content for appropriateness to setting.
     About Rachel: Rachel is the founder and CEO of LOTUS, a legal clinic for victims of trafficking and other forms of gender-based violence. She started LOTUS while Chair and Professor of the Justice Department at Mount Mary University, where she still teaches in the Art Therapy doctoral program. Rachel has a private practice in mediation for trusts and estates, elder law and special needs issues, and is a frequent speaker and trainer on victims' rights, human trafficking, dispute resolution and systems change. She received a Fulbright scholarship to study modern Greek poetry before a life in law consumed her. In 2015, she received the Thrive award for survivor advocacy from Aurora Health Care, and was named as a member of Milwaukee Business Journal's 40 Under 40 class. She enjoys distance running, her husband's maple syrup, and her two dogs.
    This event made possible thanks to the Wisconsin Humanities Council.
Wed., June 20
  • Whitefish Bay Library Summer Storytime 3:00-3:30 pm All Ages, no registration required
Fri., June 22
  • Whitefish Bay Library Summer Storytime 10:00-10:30am All Ages, no registration required.
  • Whitefish Bay Library Humans Vs Zombies   11:00 am
    Schoolhouse Park (across from the library)
    Sign up as a zombie or a human and play with us in Schoolhouse Park (across the street from the library). The humans will search for a cure hidden nearby and defend themselves while the zombies will attempt to turn humans into zombies. Zombie makeup and water balloons will be supplied.
    Grades entering 4-6
  • Whitefish Bay Library Tea Time Book Club  12:00 pm
    Our Tea Time Book Club meets once a month and is led by Library Director Nyama Reed. This month we're reading The Reminders by Val Emmich.
    Grief-stricken over his partner Sydney's death, Gavin sets fire to every reminder in the couple's home before fleeing Los Angeles for New Jersey. There he hopes to find peace with the family of an old friend. Joan, the family's ten-year-old daughter, was born Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory, or HSAM: the rare ability to recall every day of her life in cinematic detail. She knew Sydney, and her uncanny mind contains startlingly vivid memories of him. In return for sharing her memories of Sydney, Gavin will help her win a songwriting contest she's convinced will make her unforgettable. But Joan's details about Sydney's final months force Gavin to question not only the purity of his past with Sydney but the course of his own immediate future.
    "What happens when a girl who can't forget befriends a man who's desperate to remember?"--Jacket.
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!
Heat stroke, also known as sun stroke, is a type of severe  heat illness  that results in a  body temperature  greater than 104 °F and presents with confusion . Other symptoms include red, dry or d amp skin, headache, dizziness and even death .   Unfortunately, as the weather warms up, there is an increase in stories of children being left in hot cars. Young children, elderly adults, disabled individuals or pets left alone in a vehicle are at particular risk of succumbing to heat stroke. A car can heat up 19 degrees in just 10 minutes and cracking a window doesn't help. Unfortunately, 37 children die each year from being left unattended in a vehicle, and all of these deaths are preventable.
Reduce the Number of Deaths from Heatstroke by Remembering to ACT
A: Avoid heatstroke-related injury and death by never leaving a child alone in a car, not even for a minute. And make sure to keep your car locked when you're not inside so no one get in on their own.

C: Create reminders. Keep a stuffed animal or other memento in your child's car seat when it's empty, and move it to the front seat as a visual reminder when your child is in the back seat. Or place and secure your phone, briefcase or purse in the backseat when traveling with your child.

Take action. If you see a child or animal alone in a car, call 911. Emergency personnel want you to call. They are trained to respond to these situations. One call could save a life.
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.
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.
Tuesday, June 19th 7:30-9 a.m., Shorewood
Wednesday, June 20th 3:30-4:30 p.m., Brown Deer
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.

Wednesday, June 20th Brown Deer
Tuesday, June 26th Shorewood

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

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
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

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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.
Subscribe to the Whitefish Bay Police Dept.  Recent Crime Email Notification
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.

  • 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.
  • 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: [email protected] (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! 

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

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.

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  [email protected]

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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