2018 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
News and Calendar

Monday, May 7, 2018

Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel:

Congratulations on a successful Green Day and Recycle Day in the Bay! Thanks to all for your help and participation.  

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

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Village Hall News, Meeting Agendas and Summaries

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Mon., May 7, 6:00pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room

Wed., May 9, 6:15pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room

Summary of Last Week's Meetings

Thursday, May 3, 5:30pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room
Results: Items 1-8 approved; Item 9 tabled 

Coming Soon:

Public Meeting with Wisconsin Division of Transportation System Development to discuss Highway Safety Improvement Project on Lake Drive, Tues., May 15, 5:30pm-7:30pm, Whitefish Bay Program Room. WisDOT representatives will be available during this time to discuss safety improvements at seven spot locations located along Lake Drive from Oakland Avenue to Belle Avenue.

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 2018 Success!
Thanks to  all the vendors, DPW staff, and volunteers for making this year's Recycle Day and residents who brought hundreds of electronics, paint cans, batteries, lightbulbs and more to the 2018 Recycle Day in the Bay. 

Two New Permanent Murals Installed at Cahill Park 

Special thanks to artist Melanie Ariens, Cahill Park Mural Artist and Whitefish Bay resident

The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) operates a program called Fresh Coast 740. The goal of the program is that by the year 2035, there will be enough green infrastructure in our region to capture 740 million gallons of water every time it rains to reduce water pollution and improve local rivers and Lake Michigan. In Whitefish Bay , Fresh Coast 740 created a project called "Whitefish Bay Green Summer" to promote green stormwater infrastructure. 

Two 4'x8' panels have been been mounted on the west side of the Cahill
Warming House as part of the Whitefish Bay Green Summer project. This mural, created by Whitefish Bay artist Melanie Ariens, is printed on two aluminum panels. 

The panels will provide educational information for park visitors regarding the Cahill P ar k stormwater mitigation features. The artwork was produced and installed at no cost to the Village. 


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)

Containers - meaning paper bags or hard plastic containers - should not weigh more than 50 pounds.

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.

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

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


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.

Nearby Construction to the south:


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


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 Dot - EAB Treatment
  • Black Dot - 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 
Upcoming Events
Mon., May 7 - Fri, May 11

Mon., May 7 
  • WFB Library Meet Up Monday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm  Grades 6-12
    Our monthly teen drop-in after school program. Open to teens 12-up. May be held in the Storytime Room or Teen Area.  No Registration Necessary
    Teens: We need Your Help!
    Are you a teen that needs volunteer hours? Want to help out at the library? If you're in seventh grade or up, you can join our Teen Volunteer Team and get valuable experience working on the Whitefish Bay Public Library's Summer Reading Program. Each year we sign up over 1,000 kids, and we need your help to staff our registration table, hand out prizes, and assist the librarians at special programs. We'd go crazy without you! Applications will be available online and at the Youth Services desk starting May 13. E-mail [email protected] with questions.
  • Village Board Meeting 6:00pm Whitefish Bay Library Program Room
May 8  
  • 55+ and Better Blood pressure clinic 1:30-2:30 at the Whitefish Bay Community Center

Sat., May 5 Ducklings Reunited
Officer Sara Solberg  rescued approximately 9 baby ducklings from th e sewer at the JCC (corner of Devon and Shoreland Ave). 
There was a crow d of residents and children in the area who were extremely concerned for the welfare of the ducklings. Officer Solberg, without hesitation, removed her duty gear and entered the w et and  m urky sewer to save the ducklings and they were successfully reunited with the mother duck who was waiting anxiously nearby. 

Successful Drug Take-Back Day 2018
The Whitefish Bay Police Department collected 147 pounds of unused prescription and over the counter medication on April 28. We appreciate the turn out and our citizen's dedication to preventing these unused medications from getting in the hands of children and others with drug abuse issues. This take back also ensures that these medications do not make their way to our rivers and lakes.

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.

JOIN NIXLE: Recent Crime Email Notification
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Police Non-Emergency Phone: 414-351-9900
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Residential Trash and Recycling Collection Program
Schedule Update
  • As of Friday, May 4, 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.  
  • Time will then be needed for the Village Public Works Department to transition to the new program. This includes training of the collectors, confirming a delivery date for new refuse carts, and scheduling old cart and can cart pickup in the Village. 
  • The type of truck purchased in October by the Village is a popular model used in similar places across the country, and due to the high demand, delivery has been pushed back from April and is now anticipated in June, but no specific date is set.
  • 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 be sent out via the online email newsletter, posted on the website, posted in the library, and noticed on Facebook.

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, special pickups, and yard waste questions, 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

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month.  Lyme disease is caused by the spirochete bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. It is transmitted through the bite of certain species of blacklegged ticks.  The geographic distribution of Lyme disease is highly regional--approximately 95% of confirmed Lyme disease cases are reported from the upper Midwest, New England, and the mid-Atlantic states. There were 1,491 confirmed cases of Lyme disease in Wisconsin in 2016.  Residents and travelers in areas where Lyme disease is common-including areas in Northern Wisconsin--should protect themselves. To help prevent Lyme disease, the CDC recommends the following: 
  • Avoid areas with tall grass and brush where ticks are common
  • Apply repellents that contain at least 20%-30% DEET
  • Wear clothing treated with 0.5% permethrin
  • Shower soon after coming indoors
  • Seek health care promptly if symptoms of Lyme disease develop, including fever, rash, and muscle or joint pain.
For more information on Lyme Disease, including photos of blacklegged ticks, what the characteristic Erythema rash looks like, and how to safely remove a tick, visit http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/
For a map showing Lyme disease incidence in Wisconsin by county, visit https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/tickborne/lyme/2016data.htm

Thursday, May 10th -3-4:30 p.m., Shorewood                
Tuesday, May 15th -7:30-9:00 a.m., Shorewood
Wednesday, May 16th 3:30-4:30 p.m., Brown Deer
Tuesday, May 29th 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, May 16th - 8:00-10:00am- Brown Deer
Tuesday, May 22nd - 8:00-10:00am- Shorewood

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

Tuesday, May 8th -1:30-2:30 p.m., WFB Sr. Center (5205 Lydell Avenue)
Thursday, May 17th 11:30-12:00pm LX Club (WFB Women's Club, 600 E. Henry Clay St.)
Wednesday, May 23rd 3:30-4:30 p.m., Shorewood
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

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!

Holy Family Church Guardian Angel Run: Memorial Day
Click here for details and to registerGuardian Angel Run, May 28, 2018  
Run begins at 8:30 am
Kids fun run at 9:30
Come for the run and stay for the food!

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.

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]).

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.
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  School District Sponsored, will  raise funds to renovate the Fitness Center at Whitefish Bay High School
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

Our club will celebrate its 60th anniversary on May 9 at a members' dinner. Since 1958 the Club has founded Riveredge Nature Center, established the Village as a Bird City, competed in Art-In-Bloom at the Milwaukee Art Museum, established Cahill Butterfly Garden and Lydell Recreating Center Garden, weeded Klode Park, advocated for no herbicides/pesticides in our parks, remembered neighbors through our Forget-Me-Not program, hosted our first Garden Walk in the Bay and begun a plan to improve the Silver Spring Outlook. 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

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