2018 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
News and Calendar

Monday, April 16, 2018

Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel:

Enjoy Earth Day on Saturday.
Lots of events coming up - take a look!

Julie Siegel
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Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing: (click on the underlined words for links)

What is the new Overnight Parking Permit Procedure and what is the link?

When is Yard Waste Pickup? Do I need to put my yard waste in a container? What is the chipper schedule?

What is the Emerald Ash Borer Program and What do the colored dots on the ash trees mean?

When and where can I drop off medications to the Police Department ? Is there a special day or is it ongoing? 

Have a question?  The phone number to Village Hall is 414-962-6690.
Upcoming Events
Mon., April 16 - Sun., Apr. 22

Mon., Apr. 16
Tues., Apr. 17
  • 55+ and Better: Presentation 'Keeping yourself safe in these times" given by officer David Hryniewicki on Tues., April 17 . We will also have an open discussion, so bring your questions! Lunch is provided and the menu is:Beef stroganoff over noodles, fresh green beans, buttery biscuits, green salad, marble cake, milk and Starbucks coffee. Cost $9.00 - must be paid and registered at the Whitefish Bay Community Center. Doors open at 11:30 for event
  • 55+ and Better: Free Blood pressure clinic at 1:30-2:15 Whitefish Bay Community Center
  • Whitefish Bay Library - Whitefish Bay TALKS: Thousand-Miler: Adventures Hiking the Ice Age Trail 6:30pm - Melanie Radzicki McManus, author of the memoir Thousand-Miler: Adventures Hiking the Ice Age Trail (Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2017), will talk about her record-setting trek along the 1,100-mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail. She will also speak about the trail and its development - it's one of just 11 National Scenic Trails nationwide - and about the various successful strategies other thousand-milers have used in their hikes. Register at https://www.wfblibrary.org/our_events/?eid=126
  Wed., Apr. 18
  • Art in Action: Story Quilts  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Grades 2-5
    Art doesn't have to be just a painting or a sculpture- anything can be turned into art! This month we'll be looking at the story quilts of black artist and author Faith Ringgold, and what art and storytelling can mean for communities of people.
Thurs., Apr. 19
Sat., Apr. 21

Next Week:
  • Wed., Apr. 25,  55+ and Better! Historic Churches and Milwaukee Chocolatier Tour. Tours include unique behind the scenes history and samples at the chocolatiers! Register at the Whitefish bay Community Center. Depart Lydell at 1:30 and return 4:30. Cost $55.00. Pre-registration required.
  • Sat., Apr, 28 Drug Take-Back Day at WFB PD  10:00am-2:00pm 155 W. Fairmount Ave.


New 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.


Drug Take Back Day Sat., April 28, 10am-2pm

Medication Drop Off Information

The Police Department is Not accepting Medication Drop Off in the Temporary Location at 155 W. Fairmount Ave., or at Recycle Day in the Bay on Saturday, May 5.  However, they will be accepted for one day on Saturday, April 28, from 10:00am - 2:00pm.

Whitefish Bay will participate in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 28th. Items will be accepted from 10 am - 2 pm at the Temporary Village Hall/PD location, 155 W. Fairmount Ave, Whitefish Bay. No drop offs will be accepted any other time.
The temporary facility we are in does not allow for storage of the items that we collect that day and in the past the location and volume of people offered us little control of what we accepted.  We ended up with syringes and other items that were very hard to dispose of. 


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.
Click here for the 
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
Village Hall News, Meeting Agendas and Summaries

(Click on blue, underlined titles for Agenda and Packet Materials)

Ad Hoc Teardown/Rebuild Committee Meeting
Mon., Apr. 16, 5:00pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room

Mon., April 16, 6:00pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room

Historic Preservation Commission
Wed., April 18, 7:30pm, Cahill Park Warming House

Architectural Review Commission (ARC)
Thurs., April 19, 5:30pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room

Last Week's Meetings and Village Events:

Public Meeting to discuss HSIP Traffic Signal Project at the intersection of E. Silver Spring Drive and N. Bay Ridge Ave, 5-6pm, WFB Library Program Room

Public Works Committee Meeting, 6pm, WFB Library Program Room

Board of Appeals, 6:15pm, WFB Library Program Room


Voter Turnout in Whitefish Bay: 46.75% 
(Spring 2017: 26.2%)

Click HERE for full election results from the Tuesday, April 3 Election.

To view these results online, go to:


Election Workers Needed:

Being an election worker is a great way to serve your community, become part of the dedicated team that makes the election process easy, or to simply meet new people! Duties may include registering voters, monitoring voting 
eq uipment, or assisting voters with their ballots. It is a paid position with partial or 
full shifts available at all polling locations.
If you are interested in becoming an election inspector, please contact Deputy Clerk Caren Brustmann at [email protected] or (414) 962-6690 ext. 122.

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.


Yard Waste Pickup has begun. All yard waste must be containerized. No grass clippings. Containers should not weigh more than 50 pounds.

Yard waste continues Mondays/Tuesdays starting on north end of Village (weekly)

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



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 - EAB Treatment
  • Black - 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 

Emerald Ash Borer season is approaching and the Village will be maintaining ash trees in the public domain. In order to keep your own ash trees thriving, Kevin Kaegi, Public Works Superintendent and Arborist, offers these tips for the trees on your property.

Signs and Symptoms of an Emerald Ash Borer infestation:
  • Watch for symptoms of tree stress
    • First symptom ash trees suffer from is crown dieback, when the tops start to die off first, and dead branches are visible throughout the canopy beginning at the top - note ash trees also suffer this symptom when under stress from other problems as well - this is just generally the first sign of trouble for an ash
    • Epicormic Sprouting begins to occur as the tree grows new branches and leaves wherever they can, often in odd places like the base of the tree and trunk
    • Bark splits and Flecking - vertical splits in the bark as well as small chips of bark come off, especially when woodpecker feeding increases and strips of bark pop off the tree
  • Signs of larval activity in trees
    • Check for any D-shaped exit holes created by an adult emerald ash borer, about 1/8 inch in diameter

Click HERE for a complete list of symptoms, signs, and next steps for emerald ash borer recognition and prevention. 

If you feel you have a tree that may be at risk for emerald ash borer, contact a certified arborist for positive identification, diagnosis, and possible treatment or removal options.



Recycle Day in the Bay is Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 9:00am - 12:00noon (Click image for larger view)

Dominican High School Parking Lot
5628 N. Bay Ridge Ave.

Have a Conflict with May 5? MMSD Announces New Home HazMat Collection 2018 Location at State Fair Park: Drop off your old and unused household hazardous waste to these locations on these dates. Also year-round locations listed: Click Here for MMSD HazMat Flyer: https://www.mmsd.com/about-us/news/home-hazmat-collection-april-6-7

Sidewalk Markings: Updated April 16, 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.


Green Tree Road Construction Alert:

In April, construction will begin on the bridge on Green Tree Road. For more information, see the full project overview and images here:

Residential Trash and Recycling Collection Program 
The Village Website Page for Trash and Recycling is here:

  • 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 and special pickups, 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

The deadline has passed to pre-order an additional refuse cart or switch down to a smaller size cart. When delivery of the new refuse carts is made, additional cart purchases may be made at that time and ongoing.

New Cart Delivery and Old Cart Collection dates will be announced as soon as they are available via postcard to all residents and in this newsletter. Every attempt to recycle old/unwanted cans and carts will be made. 

  New Program Cart Placement:
  • Ideally, carts will be placed along the parkway or on the carriage walk within three feet of the street, oriented with (closed) lids opening to street. Arrows on both Refuse and Recycling carts should point to the street or alley. Carts should be at least three feet apart from each other or any other obstacles (such as streetlights).

Placement of new Refuse cart (left) and existing Recycling cart (right) on the parkway or driveway apron. Arrows and lids face the street. Alley residents have no change in placement; need to orient carts with lid opening and arrows towards collection.
  • In order for the automated arm to reach each cart, a minimum of three feet between each cart is needed.
  • No extra items on or near the carts will be picked up with the regular collection.
  • New collection schedules will be provided in an Information Packet with the new refuse carts. Refuse pickup will remain weekly, while Recycling will increase to every other week when the program begins.
  • Special Pickup Guidelines will be outlined in the Information Packet attached to your new Refuse Cart upon delivery.
Trash and Recycling Program Hotline:  414-962-6690 Ext.495,  Email:  [email protected]  
Drivers today are more distracted than ever. From texting to eating to settling sibling disputes in the back seat, there are countless distractions that can fatefully take your focus off the road. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, a united effort to recognize and eliminate preventable deaths from distracted driving. With technology advancing at a rapid pace, it is more common to have technology including cell phones, navigation systems, and other items in a vehicle. The latest statistics show motor vehicle fatalities are up 6% from 2015.  More than 40,000 people  were killed on our nation's roadways last year, and distracted driving is a major contributor.
What are the laws in Wisconsin?
* Texting while driving is against WI law for any driver unless operating an emergency vehicle
* Wisconsin drivers are required to use hands-free devices through areas of road construction
* Wisconsin officers can cite drivers for any distracted driving violation
* Cell phone usage while driving is prohibited for novice drivers with learner's permits or an intermediate license
* It's illegal to have any electronic device providing entertainment value by visual means located in the view of the driver, unless a commercial driver
We can all play a part in the fight to save lives by ending distracted driving. If you feel strongly about distracted driving, be a voice in your community by supporting local laws or advocating for stronger ones
Take the pledge to drive cell free. Put down the phone when you are behind the wheel - it can mean the difference between life and death. https://www.nsc.org/forms/DistractedDriving-Pledge
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.
Tuesday, April 17th -7:30-9:00 a.m., Shorewood

Wednesday, April 18th - 3:30-4:30 p.m., Brown Deer
Tuesday, April 24th-3:30-4:30 p.m., NS Library

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, April 18th - 8:00-10:00am- Brown Deer
Tuesday, April 24th - 8:00-10:00am- Shorewood

Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening (walk-ins welcome - no appointment necessary)
Thursday, April 19th- 12:30- 1:00pm., LX Club (WFB Women's Club, 600 E. Henry Clay St.) 
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


2/13/18 Note about the Service Line Warranties of America Letter received by many residents of the Village:

If you have received a letter from Service Line Warranties of America regarding insuring your water service line, please be aware that this is not a Village-sanctioned communication. The Village of Whitefish Bay cannot recommend any particular coverage and pursuing this coverage is at your own discretion and risk. Please note that out of the Village's 4,500 water service lines, the Village averages 20 leaks per year. If the leak is on the Village's side, we repair our portion at no cost to you . There are informational resources regarding water services on our website here:

Community Links

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

Holy Family Church Guardian Angel Run: Memorial Day
Click here for details and to registerGuardian Angel Run, May 28, 2018

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.

Midwest Pesticide Action Center



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 ([email protected]) or Sarah Chapman ([email protected]).


Run the Bay!  Saturday, May 5, 2018!
Looking for runners and walkers for a 5K or 10K community run or walk on Saturday, May 5th.  Proceeds support Whitefish Bay's Education Foundation.   
  • Adult 5K - $25
  • Adult 10K - $30
  • Kids Run (12 & under) - $10
Register by midnight on Sunday, April 22 to guarantee your t-shirt!
Join us for this fun family event!!
Go to RunTheBay.org to register or for more information! 

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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BAYFEST: Tickets still available at:
Bayfest, the School District Sponsored Event, will  raise funds to renovate the Fitness Center at Whitefish Bay High School!
Tickets on Sale Now
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018, WFB High School Field House
5:45pm - Midnight
Country Band, Food Trucks, Line Dancing, Microbrews, Wine Pull, Silent and Live Auctions, Raffle
Brought to you by www.BayFit2018.org

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  [email protected]

WFB 55+ and Better Program: Register at the WFB Community Center. For more information please contact Carolyn Noori at 414-963-3992

Take the Midwest Grows Green Challenge and learn how to maintain your lawn without chemicals!
Hosted By:     The Midwest Pesticide Action Center
                       Healthy Communities Project
Where:             Klode Park, Whitefish Bay
When:             Sunday, April 29th, Noon - 2 pm
Thanks to the collaborative efforts of Healthy Communities Project, the Village of Whitefish Bay, Whitefish Bay School District and Whitefish Bay Garden Club, the Village of Whitefish Bay has used natural lawn care practices at Klode Park since 2013. This safe, sustainable approach restores soil and grass health, protects Lake Michigan from polluted runoff, and reduces fertilizer and water usage over time.
The Midwest Pesticide Action Center of Chicago and Healthy Communities Project of Whitefish Bay welcome you to join us for a family-friendly afternoon of interactive educational games, presentations and demonstrations designed to provide everything you need to know to create a healthy, natural and beautiful home lawn. The event will conclude with a raffle for Patagonia items.
Please contact Amy Joyce at 414-708-8330 for additional information.

PLAY BALL Fundraiser for Whitefish Bay Little League
Whitefish Bay Little League is proud to announce its annual Play Ball Fundraiser will be held Friday Night April 27, 2018 at the Whitefish Bay Women's Club.  The Play Ball Fundraiser is Whitefish Bay Little League's only fundraiser of the year and is a perfect season-opening bash to celebrate the beginning of another baseball season.  Play Ball is open to the public and will feature:
  • Live music
  • Beer, wine, and food (included in the ticket price)
  • Over 30 silent and live auction items thanks to our many local businesses and sports organizations.  
  All proceeds benefit Whitefish Bay Little League and the over 500 children and 400 families that play, support, and represent Whitefish Bay baseball.  Whitefish Bay Little League is a non-profit organization that operates solely on revenue from league registration fees, fundraisers, and concessions.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at  WFBLL.com for $40 or at the door for $50.  Play Ball doors open at 6:30pm and close at midnight.  Please join us in celebrating youth baseball in Whitefish Bay!  See you on April 27!
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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