Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel:
Welcome to this week's Village Newsletter.
The Milwaukee Film Festival is again including our own Fox Bay Theater - I'm excited to attend some independent films starting on Thursday.
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Fri., Sept. 22 - Sat., Sept. 30, 2017
Fri., Sept. 22
- Autumnal Equinox - First day of fall
Sat., Sept. 23
Mon., Sept. 25
WFB Library 6:30-7:00pm Parachute: Storytime
1yo-5yo with an adult caregiver. (Younger siblings welcome.) Registration began September 1st. Enjoy stories and a special parachute playtime with your little one!
Thurs., Sept. 28
- WFB Library Yoga @ Library 6:00-7:00pm Free Drop In Yoga Class
Sat., Sept. 30
- Whitefish Bay Farmer's Market, 8:00-12:00noon, 325 E Silver Spring Blvd.
- WFB Library All You Can Make Art Bar 10:00-12:00noon
All You Can Make Art Bar!
Upstairs Program Room, All ages. No registration required. Paper, markers, glue, yarn, and more: there will be art supplies as far as the eye can see! Drop in and use your creativity to create amazing art at the All You Can Make Art Bar.
Sun., Oct. 8, 12:30pm: Rededication of Danny's Fountain - more info here
Tues., Sept. 26, 6:30pm, Village Hall
Mon., Sept. 18, 7pm, Village Hall
Village Hall renovation discussion
Wed., Sept. 20, 7pm, Village Hall
Thurs., Sept. 21, 5:30pm, Village Hall
Approved: #'s 1-8. Denied # 9
Monday, September 11, 7:00pm, Village Hall
The Village Board recently took action to authorize the implementation of every other week collection of recyclables to begin in Spring of 2018.
Wed., Sept. 13, 6:15pm, Village Hall
Leaf Pickup Information: For now residents should bag or containerize leaves. Curbside pickup begins Mon., Oct. 16. Until then, some street sweeping of leaves will occur, beginning in the area between Lake Dr and Oakland first, then continuing with east-west streets where storm catch basins are.
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 this and 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.
Notice of Annual Herbicide Application:
accordance with the Village Board approved Turf Management Plan, Trugreen will begin performing the annual weed control and fertilization on Village green spaces beginning late on Friday evening, Sept. 22. The application will continue through approximately 5:30am Saturday morning, Sept. 23. In the event that inclement weather prohibits the application from occurring, it will be delayed to a later date. The product that will be used for weed control is "Tru-Power." The following areas will not receive a fall weed & feed application: Klode Park, Cahill Park, Schoolhouse Park, and Buckley Park. In addition, the boulevards adjacent to schools will be avoided, as will the boulevards on Cumberland between Hampton and Oakland and on Lexington between Marlborough and Lake Drive.
Village Hall Customer Service Location Changes Begin October 16, 2017
September 2017 Village Hall Progress Update
Village Hall Renovation Updates
The Village Hall of Whitefish Bay will be undergoing renovations and all services will be relocated for the eight-month Village Hall closure, beginning Oct. 12, 2017. Many services will be relocated to the Department of Public Works.
Village Board Meetings and other Committee Meetings will relocate to the WFB Library.
Village Hall Timeline
Thurs., 10/12/17: Last day of service at Village Hall for eight months
Fri., 10/13/17 - Fall 2018:
Village Hall will remain closed for renovation
Fall 2018: Village Hall will Reopen
DATCP CONSUMER ALERT: Equifax Data Breach: What Do You Do Now?
MADISON - Equifax, one of the nation's three major credit reporting agencies, reported a data breach yesterday that may affect as many as 143 million Americans - nearly 44% of the United States population. Equifax has set up a website (www.equifaxsecurity2017.com) that allows consumers to check if their information may have been exposed in the breach. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) advises all affected Wisconsin consumers to take additional steps to protect their credit record.
According to Equifax, hackers gained access to certain files between mid-May and late July of this year. Information in the breach includes consumers' names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, and addresses. Some consumers' credit card numbers, driver's license numbers, and dispute documents (that contain personally identifying information) were also accessed.
Equifax has established a dedicated call center at 866-447-7559 to answer consumers' questions about the breach. The call center is open every day (including weekends) from 6:00 a.m. - midnight, Central Time.
If you believe you may have been affected by this data breach, take these next steps:
- Download a copy of the DATCP fact sheet "Data Breach: What to do if it happens to you."
- Consider placing a free 90-day (renewable) fraud alert on your credit reports by contacting one of the three major credit reporting bureaus: Experian (888-397-3742), TransUnion (800-680-7289), or Equifax (888-766-0008). When you place a fraud alert with one bureau, that bureau will relay the request to the other two companies on your behalf. A fraud alert warns creditors that you may be an identity theft victim and that they should verify that anyone seeking credit in your name is actually you.
- For an even higher level of protection, you may wish to place a security freeze on your credit reports. A freeze bars access to your reports to almost anyone without your express permission. Additional information about freezes is available in DATCP's credit report security freeze fact sheet.
- Request a free credit report from the three credit bureaus by visiting www.annualcreditreport.com or calling (877) 322-8228. Check your report for irregularities.
If you have additional questions about identity theft or wish to file an identity theft complaint with DATCP, visit datcp.wi.gov or contact the Bureau of Consumer Protection by phone at (800) 422-7128 or by email:
Crime Report: Please keep all vehicles and property locked when not in use.
Police Non-Emergency Phone: 414-351-9900
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September 17th-23rd is National Child Passenger Safety Week. Some studies have shown that approximately 75% of child safety seats are not installed correctly. Motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death among children in the United States. Many of these injuries and deaths can be prevented by proper use of car seats, booster seats, and seat belts. Use of car seats, booster seats and seat belts is the law in Wisconsin, but many are not being used correctly. Car seat information is easy to find, but it can be hard for parents and caregivers to decide which seat is best for their child. Follow these tips to ensure your child is in the right seat:
- Choose the right direction: Rear or forward facing
- Check the label to make sure the seat is appropriate for your child age, weight, and height
- Know your car seat's history
- Make sure your car seat is installed properly.
Visit the link below to find out what car seat is right for your child:
Anyone can schedule a car seat installation appointment through Milwaukee Children's Hospital of Wisconsin by calling 414-231-4896
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:
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.
Tuesday, September 26th-3:30-4:30 p.m - NS Library
Tuesday, October 10th 10-11:00 a.m- Brown Deer
Thursday, October 12th 3-4:30 p.m-Shorewood
Tuesday, October 17th -7:30-9 a.m.-Shorewood
Wednesday, October 18th -3:30-4:30 p.m.-Brown Deer
Tuesday, October 31st -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.
Tuesday, September 26th - 8:00-10:00am- Shorewood
Wednesday, October 18th-8:00-10:00am- Brown Deer
Tuesday, October 24th- 8:00-10:00am- Shorewood
Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening (walk-ins welcome - no appointment necessary)
Wednesday, Sept 27th 3:30-4:30 p.m.-Shorewood
Wednesday, Oct 4th -12:15-1:00 p.m-Dolan Center, Brown Deer
Tuesday, October 10th - 1:30-2:30pm- Lydell Community Center, Whitefish Bay
Wednesday, Oct 25th -3:30-4:30 p.m.-Shorewood
Volunteer organization working towards charitable, scientific, civic improvement, literary and educational purposes. Sounds of Summer is tomorrow! Sat., Aug. 19!
Calling all Whitefish Bay Alumni: Got good news to share? Contact
WFB 55+ and Better Program: Register at the WFB Community Center. For more information please contact Carolyn Noori at 414-963-3992
Look for our "55 and better" offerings in October- Luncheons, entertainment, historic walk.
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