2018 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
News and Calendar

Monday, February 19, 2018

Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel:

Welcome to the third year of the Official Weekly Newsletter! We hope you are enjoying staying on top of all the news, and will encourage others to sign up.

Julie Siegel
To subscribe to this newsletter, click here .
Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing: (click on the underlined words for links)

Monday, Feb. 19, is President's Day: Yes! We are open, and there is no change to trash or recycling pickup this week.

I received a letter  about Water Service Lines  - what is this about and did it come from the Village?

I need Election Day information for Tuesday 2/20 - is there a sample ballot for the primary?

Where do I sign up to find out more about police incidents?

I have questions about the Residential Trash and Recycling Collection Program that starts in May - did I miss the deadline?

When is Recycle Day in the Bay?

Have a question?  The phone number to Village Hall is 414-962-6690.
Upcoming Events
Mon., Feb. 19 - Sat., Feb. 24

Mon., Feb. 19
  • President's Day: Open - All offices open and all refuse and recycling schedules are as scheduled.
  • WFB Library: Open
Tues., Feb. 20
  • Election Day, 8am - 4:30pm. Note Wards 5 & 6 are moved to the Woman's Club 
Wed., Feb. 21
  • WFB Library, 4:00-5:00pm, Art in Action: Monet   Take a break from the chilly February weather by traveling to Claude Monet's world of gardens, sunshine, and rippling ponds.  In this month's "Art in Action," we'll be learning about Impressionism through explorations in texture and a waterlily painting craft. 2nd-5th grade. Registration began February 1st. Register Here.
Thurs., Feb. 22
  • WFB Library, 1:00-2:00pm, Return of the Slime    Join us at 1pm in the Program Room to make some AWESOME slime. We'll mix some non-toxic clear Elmer's glue with all sorts of goodies (glitter, jewels, etc.), stir in some liquid starch, and create a slime the will impress your friends. Grades 6+. Register here.
  • WFB Library, 4:00-5:00pm, Minecraft Club
Fri., Feb. 23
  • WFB Library Board of Trustees Deadline to apply Fri., Feb. 23, 2018
  • WFB Library, 12:00pm, Tea Time Book Club
    Our Tea Time Book Club meets once a month and is led by Library Director Nyama Reed. This month we're reading The Zookeeper's Wife: a War Story by Diane Ackerman
    The true story of how the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands. When Germany invaded Poland, Stuka bombers devastated Warsaw--and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina ZabiƄski began smuggling Jews into empty cages. Another dozen "guests" hid inside their villa, emerging after dark for dinner, socializing, and, during rare moments of calm, piano concerts. Jan, active in the Polish resistance, kept ammunition buried in the elephant enclosure and stashed explosives in the animal hospital. Meanwhile, Antonina kept her unusual household afloat, caring for both its human and its animal inhabitants--otters, a badger, hyena pups, lynxes--and keeping alive an atmosphere of play and innocence even as Europe crumbled around her.--From publisher description.


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:

Village Hall News, Meeting Agendas and Summaries

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

Tues., Feb. 20, 7:00am - 8:00pm, See more information  here

Weds., Feb. 22, 7:30pm, Cahill Park Warming House, 1001 E Fairmount

Summary of Last Week's Meetings:

Board of Appeals
Wed., Feb. 14, 6:15pm, WFB Library Program Room

Thurs., Feb. 15, 5:30pm, WFB Library Program Room
Approved: Items 1, 2
Tabled: Items 3, 4, 5

Village Hall Renovation  Relocation Details available  here.

New Ad Hoc Teardown/Rebuild Committee Information is  


Important Changes for Wards 5 & 6

The polling place for Wards 5 & 6 is temporarily relocated for the upcoming Primary and Election

Spring Primary - Tues., February 20, 2018
Spring Election - Tues., April 3, 2018
The temporary polling location is located at:
Whitefish Bay Woman's Club
600 E. Henry Clay St., Whitefish Bay, WI 53217

All registered voters in Wards 5 & 6 received a letter from the Village this week with notice of the above change. The letter (with Ward Map) is available: Click Here

Excite Your Mind 
by joining the Whitefish Bay Public Library Board of Trustees
Deadline to apply Fri., Feb. 23, 2018
One of the seven Whitefish Bay Public Library Board of Trustees member appointments opens May 1st. We are seeking applicants who are library lovers and who believe in service to our community. The Library Board provides strategic guidance and oversight to the Director, librarians and staff. The current and previous Boards have established a clear vision and a solid foundation for our Whitefish Bay Library's finances, operations, facility and personnel, positioning the Library well for the future. The library is in the process of implementing a Strategic Plan and would value board members who could contribute with its execution, especially those experienced in fund development. Regular meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 7pm; this is a 3-year position, running 5/1/2018-4/30/2021.

Contribute your talents to further strengthening the Library as a valued asset of our Whitefish Bay community. Please include sufficient information to help us understand why you are the best choice for the Library Board, by applying here by 5:00 pm on February 23, 2018.

Check out our
  Mission and Guiding Principles
Application is HERE http://bit.ly/2nTJLYB 

Questions? Please send an email to

Residential Trash and Recycling Collection Program  Changes Begin May of 2018

No changes to scheduled pickup, trash or recycling will occur before the Program begins in May. 

The Village Website Page dedicated to Trash and Recycling is here:

Trash Questions and Answers: Trash Q and A Updated 2/5/18
Trash and Recycling Program Hotline:  414-962-6690 Ext. 495,  Email:  j.heyden@wfbvillage.org

An example of great cart placement - Especially for the New Automated Containerized Collection System -  spotted 2/16/18: Carts lined up on parkway, even spots shoveled, placed 3' apart, facing the street. Lids open freely, no bungees or wires.
[Note: this trash cart will be replaced with a new one in May, but all recycling carts will remain the same and will work with the automated collection process.


Additional Cart Purchase: Deadline Extended to Friday, February 23, 2018, to pre-purchase any additional carts and guarantee delivery in May with the start of the program.  If you wish to purch ase an additional cart or carts, the fee is $75 for all sizes or carts, payable at the customer service window at 155 W. Fairmount Ave., M-F, 8am - 4:30pm or via the 24-hour drop box there. You may also mail payment via U.S. Mail to 5300 N. Marlborough Dr., Whitefish Bay, WI 53217. Please indicate size, type of cart (trash or recycling) and qty with your check (made out to Village of  Whitefish Bay). We will confirm receipt. Download the form here or call or email Jenny Heyden to get a printed copy of the order form. To guarantee an order of an additional cart, payment for additional trash carts is due by February 15, 2018.

Sample Trash Carts:  A gray 95-gallon standard trash cart and smaller (sample is green but actual cart will be matching gray) 65-gallon trash cart are on display at the  Whitefish Bay Village Public Library Front Hall  and can be accessed during library hours. You will keep your recycling carts - those will work with the new automated, containerized system.

Special Pickup Rules are here, Attachment 2 of this Public Works Committee Packet:  Click here for agenda packet and proposed ordinance changes .   These proposed changes will be submitted to the Village Board for their review.

Handy References:
  • Copy of letter mailed to residents January 2:
  • Downloadable Mail-in Additional Trash Cart Payment Form: 
  • Trash and Recycling FAQ of questions asked by residents 2/5/18: 
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.


Recycle Day in the Bay is May 5, 2018 from 9:00am - 12:00noon
Dominican High School Parking Lot
5628 N. Bay Ridge Ave.

More details coming soon


The Whitefish Bay Public Works Department continues its annual public sanitary sewer main cleaning and televising that began on January 10, 2018. This work takes place annually with Village wide main cleaning and televising coverage every three years. We typically conduct this annual maintenance project during the months of January through March.

Please refer to the map below for the area of the Village that will be cleaned and televised this winter. The sanitary sewer mains in the streets that are highlighted in bold black and red are the lines that will be cleaned and televised this year. There should be no interruption of any sanitary sewer service while this work is proceeding.
If you have any questions on this program, feel free to contact Kevin Kaegi, Public Works Superintendent, at 414-962-6690 ex. 301 or k.kaegi@wfbvillage.org.


Ice Skating - The free, public Klode Park Skating Rink will reopen when conditions are consistently 15 degrees Fahrenheit and below. Notice when rink is accessible will be posted here and to  Facebook.

Snow and Ice Info
Village Snow Procedures:
Village crews clear all streets, starting with main thoroughfares, then secondary streets, then residential streets and alleys. Sidewalks that abut village-owned land, such as parks and government buildings, are also clear. At times an anti-icing agent is applied to streets prior to a snow event preventing ice from bonding to the pavement.
Resident Snow and Ice Removal:
All residents and business owners are responsible for snow and ice removal from public sidewalks within 24 hours of a snow event. Please clear all corners with crosswalks; handicap accessible ramps should be cleared out side enough to accommodate a wheel chair.
Fire hydrants should be shoveled out 3 feet to allow access in the case of a fire. Residents whose property has an adjacent bus stop with concrete are requested to keep that area clear and free of ice to allow for bus patrons to safely get on and off the buses.

For more information please see the Village website at  

Recycling Information 


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
February is National Children's Dental Health Month. Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children to get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. The  American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry regularly recommends that children receive their first dental exam no later than one year of age to head off potential early dental problems. It is important for dentists to review certain areas of prevention with parents. This includes tooth decay, what thumb-sucking can do to baby teeth and how to get your child to become familiar with his or her dental office's surroundings. When children get older, attention should be focused on the prevention of crowded teeth and healthy gums, both achievable by seeing a dentist at least twice a year for an oral examination and professional cleaning. Here are some tips for good oral health:
  • Brush for two minutes, two times per day.
  • Flossing is important--show your children how to clean between teeth.
  • Drinking water with fluoride (called "nature's cavity fighter") is an easy way to help prevent cavities.
  • Limit sugary snacks and drinks between meals.
  • See the dentist regularly for family checkups, and ask them about sealants and fluoride.
  • Establish good dental hygiene habits early. When your child is 12 months old, you can begin using toothpaste when brushing his or her teeth.
  • Serve as a good role model by practicing good dental hygiene habits yourself.
  • Check your child's mouth for the signs of periodontal disease, including bleeding gums, swollen and bright red gums, gums that are receding away from the teeth and bad breath.
It's time for the Community Health Survey!
Every three years, the health care systems and public health departments in Milwaukee County partner to gather information on the health and health behaviors of our residents. 2018 is the third year of the cycle, so a survey year. Phone calls will begin on January 8th. If your landline or cell phone shows a 414 area code number from "Management Decisions," please answer the call and help us gather data to increase our knowledge and focus our resources on health issues.  
North Shore Health Department staff participated as part of REDgen, co-hosting Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, with Boswell Books at Marquette, speaking about her book, The Deepest Well. The book addresses the health impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences. Dr. Harris is founder and CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness in San Francisco's Bayview-Hunters Point. She is the subject of a New Yorker profile and was the recent recipient of a prestigious Heinz Award in 2016, among many other honors.   
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.
Tuesday, February 20th-7:30-9 a.m., Shorewood
Wednesday, February 21st -3:30-4:30 p.m., Brown Deer
Tuesday, February 27th -3:30-4:30 p.m., NS Library    
Thursday, March 8th -3-4:30 p.m., Shorewood                
Tuesday, March 13th-10-11:00 a.m., Brown Deer
Tuesday, March 20th -7:30-9:00 a.m., Shorewood
Wednesday, March 21st - 3:30-4:30 p.m., Brown Deer                   

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, February 21st  - 8:00-10:00am-Brown Deer
Tuesday, February 27th- 8:00-10:00am- Shorewood
Wednesday, March 21st - 8:00-10:00am- Brown Deer
Tuesday, March 27th - 8:00-10:00am- Shorewood

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

Wednesday, February 28th -3:30-4:30 p.m., Shorewood office
Wednesday, March 7th -12:15-1:00 p.m. Dolan Center (4355 W Bradley Rd)         
Tuesday, March 13th -1:30-2:30 p.m., WFB Sr. Center (5205 Lydell Avenue)
Wednesday, March 28th-3:30-4:30 p.m., Shorewood Office

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

Community Links

Watch the website and Facebook Page  for exciting events all month long on Silver Spring Drive! 

Tuesday, March 6 at 7pm
At Christ Church Episcopal
5655 N. Lake Drive, Whitefish Bay
The North Shore Junior Women's Club is honored to present an evening focused on the horror and courage of two distinct moments of the past century. Three sisters present their account of retracing their grandmother Alice Simon's tragic journey as one of the victims murdered by the Nazis. Debbie Konkol, Joannie Weinberg and Chris Halverson will also present their father's lifelong response to the horror of the Holocaust which took him from a Church pulpit in Milwaukee to the Civil Rights Movement in Selma, Alabama in 1965.
Everyone is welcome to join us at this powerful event!!!

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".
P a nc ake Breakfast with the Bunny
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Come celebrate Spring at the North Shore Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast with the Bunny on Saturday, March 24, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. 
The event will take place at the St. Monica Parish Hall, 5900 N. Santa Monica, Whitefish Bay. Guests may enter at Door #1 from the parking lot on Lakeview Avenue.
Enjoy photos with the Bunny, raffles, face painting, and a delicious breakfast featuring pancakes, sausage, juice, milk & coffee. Tickets are available at the door, from Kiwanis members or at Winkie's - just $7 per adult (10 & up) and $5 per child (over 2 years of age).
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.
Event Sat., Mar. 24. See below.

Important Library Board Vacancy - Seeking Interested Board Members thru 2/23.

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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  • Kindergarten Registration is Now Open for
    WFB Resident Students
    Children whose birthday falls into the following range:
    Junior Kindergarten: 4 years old on or before
    September 1, 2018
    Senior Kindergarten: 5 yearsold on or before
    September 1, 2018
    Register your child now for attendance in the fall at:
    Questions or additional information
    Call 414.963.3943 for Cumberland
    Call 414.963.3951 for Richards
  • Calling all Whitefish Bay Alumni: Got good news to share? Contact districtnews@wfbschools.com
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.

Election Site for Wards 5 & 6 on Tues., Feb. 20 for Primary and Tues., Apr. 3 for Election

Feb. Knitting dates (changed due to conflicts this month -  election and mardi gras) other events):  Tuesday February 27, 2018, 10:00am - 12:00pm.

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.

MADACC Event Sat., Mar. 24, 10:00am-2:00pm
Click HERE for registration forms and information

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