2018 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
News and Calendar

Monday, April 23, 2018

Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel:

April [snow] showers bring salt trucks and plows, but luckily this week yard waste and chipping resume Monday and Tuesday, April 23 and 24. Recycle Day is still a go on Saturday, May 5, rain or shine, bring your items starting at 9am!

Julie Siegel
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Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing: 
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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.
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Upcoming Events
Mon., Apr. 23 - Sun., Apr. 29

Mon., Apr. 23
  • Yard Waste pickup and Chipper service resumes 
Tues., Apr. 24
  • Wisconsin Department of Transportation construction will begin on the bridge on Green Tree Road; 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. See below for link to map.
Wed., Apr. 25
  • Whitefish Bay Library Author, Wes Manko 6:30pm 
    Your Best Defense:  Smart Strategies for Staying Safe provides practical advice and tips for people of any age on how to avoid and or deal with potential of episodes of violence that mark everyday life.  Chapters cover everything from keeping your child safe, dealing with bullies, preventing sexual assault in and out of college, workplace violence, terrorism, elder abuse and other situations.  This book does not deal with the applications of physical self-defense tactics but rather how to apply knowledge to minimize or eliminate the potential of violence.
Thurs., Apr. 26
  • WFB Library, Science Explorers: Circus Bridges 4:00-5:00pm Grades 1-2. Register here: https://www.wfblibrary.org/our_events/?eid=144  Learn the story of the Brooklyn Bridge and engineer your own bridge that can support 21 circus animals!
Fri., Apr. 27
  • WFB Library Tea Time Book Club 12:00noon  Lab Girl by Hope Jahren    "An illuminating debut memoir of a woman in science; a moving portrait of a longtime friendship; and a stunningly fresh look at plants that will forever change how you see the natural world,"--Amazon.com.
Sat., Apr. 28
Sun., Apr. 29

Coming Soon:

Saturday, May 5:


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

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.

All waste pharmaceuticals must be generated by a household - no businesses are allowed.
Bring : Prescription (controlled and non-controlled) and over-the-counter medications, ointments, patches, inhalers, non-aerosol sprays, creams, vials and pet medications.
Do Not Bring : Illegal drugs, needles/sharps, acids, aerosol cans, bio-hazardous materials (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood), personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens), household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas), mercury thermometers.
  • Participants may dispose of solid, non-liquid medication(s) by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into a disposal box or into a clear sealable plastic bag. Plastic pill containers should not be collected. Blister packages without the medications being removed are acceptable.
  • Liquids will be accepted during this initiative. However, the liquids, creams and sprays must be in their original packaging. Liquids without the original packaging will not be accepted.
  • Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative and should not be placed in collection containers.
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. 

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.
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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.
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Village Hall News, Meeting Agendas and Summaries

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

There are no meetings scheduled this week.

Last Week's Meetings and Village Events:

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
All Items passed; Item 6 Ordinance #1839 removed from agenda, postponed 

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
Results: Items 1-6 approved, Items 5, 6 with provisions: architectural style tabled
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.

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.


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


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 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 

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.

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.

Earth Day Thank You: Special thanks to the   Surfrider Foundation Milwaukee for the Klode Park Beach Cleanup Effort on Earth Day, April 22, 2018. The Village of Whitefish Bay thanks you!


Wisconsin Department 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
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: j.heyden@wfbvillage.org (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. 
April is STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease) Awareness Month. There's no avoiding the statistics: cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis are at an all-time high. Left untreated, STDs can cause increased risk of giving or getting HIV, long-term pelvic and/or abdominal pain, and inability to get pregnant, or pregnancy complications. How can you protect yourself?
  • Vaccinating- Vaccines are safe, effective. vaccines are available for hepatitis B and HPV. Ask your doctor whether these are right for you.
  • Reducing number of sex partners- Reducing your number of sex partners can decrease your risk for STDs. It is still important that you and your partner get tested, and that you share your test results with one another.
  • Condoms-Correct and consistent use of the male latex condom is highly effective in reducing STD transmission. Use a condom every time you have anal, vaginal, or oral sex.
  • Mutual Monogamy- Mutual monogamy means that you agree to be sexually active with only one person, who has agreed to be sexually active only with you.
  • Abstinence: The most reliable way to avoid infection is to not have sex.
If you are sexually active, you are at risk of infection, and testing is the only way to know if you have an STD. Many STDs are curable and all are treatable. If either you or your partner has an STD that can be cured, both of you need to start treatment immediately to avoid getting re-infected. Getting treated right away can also help avoid health problems down the road.
This year's STD Awareness Month theme is "Treat Me Right." The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourage you to ask your healthcare provider what you can do - and how you can work together - to ensure that you stay healthy. Some providers may not discuss sex or STD testing with you.  Bring it up if they don't. Arm yourself with the facts and know what you should expect.
Learn more about specific STDs at: https://www.cdc.gov/std/healthcomm/fact_sheets.htm
If you need to get tested, you can visit your primary care provider.
Uninsured or Underinsured?
Keenan Health Center, Milwaukee: Provides free screening and treatment. Visit this link to learn more http://city.milwaukee.gov/health/clinic-Services.htm#.V4UCMPkrK00
Brady East STD Clinic, Milwaukee: Provides free screening and treatment. Visit this link to learn more http://www.bestd.org/services/
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.

Tuesday, April 24th-3:30-4:30 p.m., NS Library
Thursday, May 10th -3-4:30 p.m., Shorewood                
Tuesday, May 15th -7:30-9:00 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.
Tuesday, April 24th - 8:00-10:00am- Shorewood

Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening (walk-ins welcome - no appointment necessary)
Wednesday, April 25th - 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Shorewood
Wednesday, May 2nd - 12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Lois & Tom Dolan Community Center, Brown Deer
Tuesday, May 8th -1:30-2:30 p.m., WFB Sr. Center (5205 Lydell Avenue)
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

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 (dan.carey516@gmail.com) or Sarah Chapman (sarahchapmanwilson@gmail.com).

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 .
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Whitefish Bay School District
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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  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.

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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