Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel:
Welcome to Whitefish Bay - where we have great resources to enjoy the warm weather including great parks, lakefront access, playgrounds, tennis courts and even pickleball!
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Monday, June 4, 6:00pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room
Wednesday, June 6, 7:30am, DPW Conference Room
Thursday, June 7, 5:30pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room
Public Works Meeting
Monday, June 11, 6:00pm, WFB Library Program Room
Residential Trash and Recycling Collection Program
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. No changes have yet occurred.
- 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 also be sent out via the online email newsletter, posted on the website, posted in the library, and noticed on Facebook.
- No change will be made to pickup of Refuse or Recycling Collection until residents are notified via postcard of a change and delivery of carts. Recycling pickup will remain once a month until the new program is launched, carts are delivered, and pickup of old carts is scheduled.
- In the new program, cart placement will be maximum three feet from curb, opening towards street, with all items containerized in carts: Recycling in existing Blue Cart, Refuse inside new Gray Cart. Carts should be placed a minimum of three feet apart. Special Pickup details and other information will be bagged and included with new refuse cart delivery.
- Samples of the New Refuse Carts are on display at the Whitefish Bay Public Library Lobby: 95-Gallon and 65-Gallon Gray Refuse Carts are on Display
- Residential Refuse and Recycling Collection Program Questions: 414-962-6690 Ext.495, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (No date is yet set for program launch)
- For missed pickups, special pickups, and yard waste questions, please call 414-962-6690 to report.
Mon., June 4 - Sun., June 10
Mon., June 4
- Whitefish Bay Library Teen Meet Up Monday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. Our monthly teen drop-in after school program is open to teens 12-up. May be held in the Storytime Room or Teen Area. No Registration Necessary
Tues., June 5
- 55+ and Better - INDOOR BEGIN SUMMER PICNIC, held at the Whitefish Bay Recreation Department.The hills are alive with "The Sound of Music" sing a-long! Performing are the very talented Alpha Sigma Iota Ladies! Our delicious menu is Italian fettuccine Alfredo with chicken, garlic bread, garden salad, chocolate brownie, milk and Starbucks coffee! Cost: $9.00. * Must be registered and paid.
- 55+ and Better - Free Blood pressure clinic 1:30-2:15 at the Whitefish Bay Community Center
Thurs., June 7
Fri., June 8
Sun., June 10
- WFB High School Graduation Class of 2018
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.
Notice of st
reet closure: N. Hollywood Ave at N. Wilson Dr.
As part of the Village of Shorewood work on Wilson Drive, the Village of Whitefish Bay is working with the Village of Shorewood to close N. Hollywood avenue at the point of intersection with N. Wilson Drive.
EXPECTED CLOSURE START DATE:
JUNE 7, 2018
EXPECTED CLOSURE END DATE: LATE JULY, 2018
Holiday Refuse and Recycling Collection Dates
4th of July: Refuse and recycling normally picked up on Wednesd
y 4, will be picked up on Thursday
Yard Waste Pickup
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)
The clippings, when left in place after cutting the grass, will provide a ready source of fertilizer while helping the soil retain water which promotes root growth and a healthy lawn. The simple practice of leaving clippings on the lawn after mowing is called "grasscycling".
Yard waste containers - must weigh 50 pounds or less, and be paper bags or hard plastic containers - no plastic bags.
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. Mulching mowers and redistributed grass clippings are recommended.
Yard waste continues Mondays/Tuesdays starting on north end of Village (weekly) (delayed by one day this coming week due to Memorial Day)
Chipper continues Wednesdays/Thursdays starting on north end of Village (bi-weekly)
Hydrant 15 Minutes of Fame:
SCHEDULED TO Begin MONDAY, JUNE 4
autification is here: Village-wide fire hydrant painting is slated for improvement starting Monday, June 4.
Giant Maintenance and Restoration, Inc., will be blasting, primin
g, and top-coat painting all Village fire hydrants listed as requiring restoration. The blasting process will implement an environmentally friendly abrasive made from coal com
GIANT will utilize this "green" abrasive blasting for optimal bonding of the prime paint coat. One coating of the prim
er material is applied
within 30 minutes of abrasive blasting. Within 24 to 48 hours after the primer is applied, one spray top coat is applied and followed up with a second finished coat as needed.
Hydrant Flushing Continues!
The upcoming area that will be flushed includes Silver Spring Drive heading south, Santa Monica Boulevard heading east all the way up to and including Lake Dive and to the south village limits. Flushing will begin in the northwestern part of that area, heading in a southeastern direction. Completion of the flushing project
-July. Portable signs will be posted in the general area where the flushing is occurring. Residents may notice cloudy water at times and may experience low water pressure. If cloudy water occurs please run
water for a period of time until the water clears; this is only a temporary condition if it occurs.
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. Additional areas throughout the Village may also be targeted for sidewalk improvements.
Nearby Construction to the south:
Nearby Construction to the north:
Green Tree Bridge Closing: Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation
On April 24, construction will begin on the
Green Tree Road
; Stage 1 Traffic Impacts
- 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 B
orer) 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
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Call 911 if you see suspicious activity especially if they are not your neighbors.
Hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C are three types of viral hepatitis that cause inflammation of the liver. While each can produce similar symptoms, each hepatitis virus affects the liver differently.
Unlike Hepatitis B and C which can turn into chronic illness, Hepatitis A is a short-term illness that is caused by infection with the hepatitis A virus. Hepatitis A was once very common in the United States, but the number of cases that occur each year is now less than 3,000. Hepatitis A is a liver disease spread by contaminated food and water. It can also be spread from the hands of a person with hepatitis A. It is rarely spread through sexual contact.Symptoms include a sudden onset of fever, tiredness, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, and jaundice. Some people have no symptoms, while others have symptoms that last 1-6 months. Most people recover with no lasting liver damage.
Hepatitis A is easily prevented with a safe and effective vaccine, which is recommended for all children at one year of age and for
adults who may be at risk
, including travelers to certain international countries. Here are some tips if you are traveling overseas:
- Avoid eating raw fruits and vegetables, and raw shellfish
- Avoid iced drinks or adding ice to your drinks
- Drink bottled water or boil water before drinking
- Brush your teeth and rinse your mouth with bottled water
- Avoid eating at unhygienic places
The Dead Bird Reporting Hotline (1-800-433-1610) has been activated and will remain open through the mosquito season until October 31, 2018. As in previous years, the Dead Bird Reporting Hotline is available for Wisconsin residents to report sick or dead birds, and to facilitate West Nile virus (WNV) testing of corvids (crows, ravens, blue jays) to monitor WNV activity.
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.
Tuesday, June 12th 10-11:00 a.m., Brown Deer
Thursday, June 14th 3-4:30 p.m., Shorewood
Tuesday, June 19th 7:30-9 a.m., Shorewood
Wednesday, June 20th 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, June 20th Brown Deer
Tuesday, June 26th Shorewood
Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening (walk-ins welcome - no appointment necessary)
Tuesday, June 5th 1:30-2:30 p.m., WFB Sr. Center (5205 Lydell Avenue)
Wednesday, June 6th 12:15-1:00 p.m. Dolan Center 4355 W Bradley Rd)
Thursday, June 21st 12:30-1:00pm LX Club (WFB Women's Club, 600 E. Henry Clay St.)
Wednesday, June 27th 3:30-4:30 p.m., Shorewood
Farmer's Market is coming! July 7, 2018, through October 6, 2018, Same location at 316 E. Silver Spring Drive!
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".
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.
The Civic Foundation would like to invite you to our ice cream social for Whitefish Bay at Schoolhouse Park across from the WFB Library.
Wednesday, June 13
Wednesday, August 8
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Vanilla and Chocolate is available, with cones, bowls, toppings and Sprecher root beer floats!
School District Sponsored, will raise funds to renovate the Fitness Center at Whitefish Bay High School
WFB 55+ and Better Program: Register at the WFB Community Center. For more information please contact Carolyn Noori at 414-963-3992
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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