2017 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
News and Calendar
  Friday, Nov. 3, 2017

Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel:

Welcome to this week's Village Newsletter.  

Daylight savings time ends this Sunday - please watch out for school children leaving school in the dark.

Julie Siegel
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Upcoming Events
Fri., Nov. 3 - Fri., Nov. 10

Fri., Nov. 3 
  • Whitefish Bay Library Book Sale  5-7pm Friends of the Library Only Preview 
    Book lovers and bargain hunters,now is your time! The Fall Book Sale, sponsored by Friends of the Whitefish Bay Library, will be held this weekend in the library's basement. Friends members get a preview of the sale on Friday from 5-7pm. Not a Friend? You can sign up at the sale.

    This year there is a very great selection of vinyl albums, cookbooks and foreign language books, in addition to the regular collection of novels and nonfiction for adults. We've also got a lot of children's books and books for young adults.

    Proceeds from the book sales go to supplement the wide range of activities at the Library. In the past, proceeds from the Book Sale have funded such projects as reading programs, computer equipment purchases, speakers, furniture and much more. 
Sat., Nov. 4
  • Whitefish Bay Library Book Sale, 9:30am-3:30pm, Open to All
Sun., Nov. 5
  • Daylight Savings Time Ends - Clocks back an hour beginning at 2:00am
  • Whitefish Bay Library Book Sale, 12:00noon-3:00pm 
Mon., Nov. 6
  • Village Board Meeting and Budget Workshop 6:00pm Program Room, Whitefish Bay Public Library
Thurs., Nov. 9
  • Whitefish Bay Library, 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. 
  • 55+ Program: Today is the last date to register for " THE NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE" , the history, construction and performance by master instructor Glenn Pastella! Held at the Whitefish Bay Recreation Dept. on Tues., Nov. 14. Lunch included- menu: traditional roasted turkey, sage stuffing, mashed potatoes, broccoli, homemade cranberry sauce, fresh rolls, pumpkin pie, milk and Starbucks coffee!
    Only $9.00!

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. 

Relocation Details available here.
Renovation Updates posted here.
Groundbreaking for Renovations at Village Hall Nov. 16.


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

Wed., Nov. 8, 6:15pm, Whitefish Bay Public Library Program Room, 5420 N Marlborough Dr.

Public Works Committee
Mon., Nov. 13, 6:00pm, Whitefish Bay Public Library Program Room, 5420 N Marlborough Dr.

Thurs., Nov. 2, 5:30pm, Whitefish Bay Public Library,Program Room, 5420 N Marlborough Dr.
Summary: Items 1, 3, 4 Approved. Item 2 Tabled.

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

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.
Holiday Garbage and Recycling 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

Leaf Pickup Information
  • The final week of curbside leaf collection will be the week of Nov. 13. To ensure leaves and yard waste are collected that week, materials should be placed at the curb by 7:00am on Mon., Nov.13.
  • There will be no leaf collection the week of Nov. 20 due to Thanksgiving.
  •  Starting the week of Nov. 27, leaves and yard waste should be bagged or containerized to ensure that they are collected.
Holiday Garbage and Recycling 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

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 

Trash and Recycling Program Changes

You are invited to attend the upcoming Public Works Committee Meetings which will address changes to the Trash and Recycling Programs.

Meeting #1: Topic: Cart Size and Regulations
Public Meeting at 6:00pm on Mon., Nov. 13, in the Program Room at the Whitefish Bay Public Library.

There is website information here which will be updated following each decision about the program.

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

It's time once again to "fall back" - to end Daylight Savings Time on Sunday, Nov. 5. This is also the perfect time to remember to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and check your carbon monoxide detectors. The value of having reliable smoke alarms in our home is well known. However,  having  smoke alarms is not enough. Making and practicing an escape plan is important so that everyone in your household knows what to do during a fire. Every home also needs a carbon monoxide detector. In Wisconsin, all homes and duplexes are required to have detectors on every level, including the basement, but no the attic or storage areas. Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas, which can cause illness and death. It is produced any time fossil fuel is burned such as in a car, generator or furnace. Symptoms of CO poisoning include headache, fatigue, shortness of breath, and can lead to mental confusion, loss of consciousness and death. It is especially important to be aware of CO during the winter months due to many deaths resulting from poorly operated home heating devices.
How can you prevent CO poisoning?        
* Install a CO alarm in the hallway near every separate sleeping area of the home
* Never leave a car running in an attached garage, even with the garage door open.
* Never operate unvented fuel-burning appliances in any room where people are sleeping.
* Never service fuel-burning appliances without proper knowledge, skill and tools
For more information on carbon monoxide visit: http://www.cpsc.gov/ and http://www.cdc.gov/co/

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/
**After School Flu Clinics** (walk-ins welcome - no appointment necessary) 
Flu vaccine will be available for children 3-18 years of age at a reduced price of $10. Flu vaccine will also be available at the regular price for adults. We can bill Medicare, but all other individuals must pay with cash or check.
Tuesday, November 7th  -3:30-4:30pm-Brown Deer
Tuesday, November 14th - 3:30-4:30pm- Shorewood
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.

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
Tuesday, November 28th - 8:00-10:00am- Shorewood

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
Tuesday, November 14th - 1:30-2:30pm - Lydell Community Center, Whitefish Bay
Thursday, November 23rd -3:30-4:30 p.m.- Shorewood office


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. 

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

Holiday Stroll BID Event Nov. 24, 5-8pm along Silver Spring Drive  -  Parade at 6pm 


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 o n your shopping at the Whitefish Bay Middle School Holiday Boutique, brought to you by the WFBMS PTO. The Holiday Boutique w ill be held on Thursday, November 16, from 4-8 pm at the Middle School, 1144 E Henry Clay St. Over 30 v endors 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/

hitefish Bay High School Theater presents: 
A Midsummer Night's Dream. 

Three Shows:
Fri., Nov. 17, 7pm,  Sat., Nov. 18, 7pm,  Sun., Nov. 19, 2pm

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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