2018 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
News and Calendar

Monday, March 19, 2018

Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel:

According to this article, Whitefish Bay is the best place to live in the state! 

Julie Siegel
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Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing: (click on the underlined words for links)

Is there a sample ballot online for the Election on April 3?

When and where can I drop off medications to the Police Department? Is there a special day or is it ongoing? 

I've started spring cleaning and have materials that are hazardous. Where can I take hazardous waste?

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

Mon., Mar. 19  
Tues., Mar. 20
  • WFB Library:Strategies for Social Security and Retirement Income: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Strategies for Social Security and Retirement Income is a class designed to help accomplish the most prevalent goal among retirees - to not run out of money. This class will provide education on the varying methods of filing for Social Security and inform of strategies that can be used to optimize it. The class will also provide a process one might use to calculate what their retirement income need is and introduce a few options on structuring income in retirement.
    Strategies for Social Security and Retirement Income will help answer questions such as: 
    • How are my Social Security benefits calculated and taxed?
    • How can I maximize my Social Security Income?
    • How do I calculate how much I need to retire?
    • How can I ensure myself not to run out of money?
    Presented by  The Retirement Classroom. For e vent registration, click here:  http://www.wfblibrary.org/our_events/?eid=29
Wed., Mar. 21
  • WFB Library Art in Action: Greek Pottery,  4:00pm - 5:00pm, Grades 2-5
    People have been creating art for thousands of years. Broken and intact pieces of pottery are one of the biggest clues we have about what life was like in Ancient Greece. This month, we're traveling back in time to learn about pottery design and Greek life long ago.  Registration link here:  http://www.wfblibrary.org/our_events/?eid=141
Thurs., Mar. 22
  • WFB Library Science Explorers: 3 Little Pigs Science, 4:00pm - 5:00pm, Grades 1-2. Using the "Three Little Pigs" idea of building their houses with straw, sticks, and bricks, try your hand at constructing the strongest structure out of a variety of materials.  Can it stand against the "huff and puff, blow your house down" winds? Registration link here: http://www.wfblibrary.org/our_events/?eid=142
    Holy Family School Players present: Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR ., 7:00pm, Holy Family School, 4849 N. Wildwood Ave. Tickets available at the door ($10 adults, $5 kids/seniors) or call  414.332.8175  to reserve.
  Fri., Mar. 23
  • WFB Library Tea Time Book Club 12:00noon 
    Our Tea Time Book Club meets once a month and is led by Library Director Nyama Reed. This month we're reading  The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin .
    It's 1969 in New York City's Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children--four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness--sneak out to hear their fortunes. Their prophecies inform their next five decades. Golden-boy Simon escapes to the West Coast, searching for love in '80s San Francisco; dreamy Klara becomes a Las Vegas magician, obsessed with blurring reality and fantasy; eldest son Daniel seeks security as an army doctor post-9/11, hoping to control fate; and bookish Varya throws herself into longevity research, where she tests the boundary between science and immortality. The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next. It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds.  
  • Holy Family School Players present: Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR., 7:00pm, Holy Family School, 4849 N. Wildwood Ave. Tickets available at the door ($10 adults, $5 kids/seniors) or call 414.332.8175 to reserve.
Sat., Mar. 24
  • MADACC Event, 10:00am - 2:00pm Click Here for more information
  • Kiwanis Breakfast with the Bunny, 8:00am - 11:00am. 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.
Plan Ahead:

Fri., March 30 Closure: Village Hall (Temporary Location) and Police Department will be closed on Friday, March 30. Note: In-person absentee voting is the only service that will be open that day, from 8am to 5pm, at 155 W. Fairmount Ave.


Holiday Trash and Recycling Pickup: Friday, March 30 garbage and recycling collections will occur on Thursday, March 29.

WFB Library Friends Writing Contest Reception Wed, Apr. 4,  6:30pm - 12:00 midnight
Friends of the Whitefish Bay Library Writing Contest Reception is open to the public. Winners of the contest will be on hand to reading their pieces. Check back for winner information closer to the event.

  • As of October 2017, Village services are in a temporary location, located at the Department of Public Works, 155 W. Fairmount Ave., Whitefish Bay.
    Due to the limited parking, space, and staff available at the temporary location, we are encouraging voters who wish to vote absentee to do so by mail . To request an absentee ballot be mailed to you, an application may be found under election information via our quick links section at  www.wfbvillage.org. Click  Here for Absentee Ballot application.

    You may also request a ballot be mailed to you by emailing  elections@wfbvillage.org
    In-Person absentee voting begins in the temporary location on Monday, March 19, and is open daily 8:00am - 4:30pm through Thursday, March 29.  Village offices are closed on Friday, March 30, however, in-person absentee voting will be available. We encourage residents who wish to vote absentee to request a ballot by mail. 

    For the 2018 Spring Election, residents in Ward 5 and 6 (Village Hall) will be voting at the Whitefish Bay Women's Club located at 600 E. Henry Clay St.
  • Click Here for Downloadable Sample Ballot for 2018 Spring Election, Tues., April 3.


  • Spring Primary Results from Feb., 20, 2018, by Ward: Click Here
  • Spring Election Day is Tuesday, Apr. 3, Polls are open 7am to 8pm. 
  • Full Color, Updated 2018 Village Ward Map - Updated with temporary Ward 5 & 6 polling location: Click Here
Important Changes for Wards 5 & 6

ONLY Wards 5 & 6 have changed to the  Whitefish Bay Woman's Club
600 E. Henry Clay St., Whitefish Bay, WI 53217
Village Hall News, Meeting Agendas and Summaries

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

  • This Week's Meetings:
Mon., Mar. 19, 5:00pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room

Mon., Mar. 19, 6:00pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room

Tues., Mar. 20, 7:00pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room

Historic Preservation Commission
Wed., Mar. 21, 7:00pm, Cahill Warming House, 1001 E. Fairmount Ave.

  • Summary of Last Week's Meetings:
Mon., Mar. 12, 5:30pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room

Wed., Mar. 14, 6:15pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room

Thurs., Mar. 15, 5:30pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room


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:


Residential Trash and Recycling Collection Program  Changes Begin May of 2018

The Final Deadline to pre-purchase an additional cart or switch to 65 gallon cart was Friday, March 9. You may still purchase an additional cart once the program begins, but there may be a short delay. If you mail in payment or pay in person, your cart will be ordered with the next cycle and will be delivered as soon as possible after the start of the program.

The Village Website Page for Trash and Recycling is here:
Trash and Recycling Program Hotline:  414-962-6690 Ext.495,  Email:  j.heyden@wfbvillage.org  

The new, actual sample carts will be placed in the Whitefish Bay Library Lobby this week.



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
  • In order for the automated arm to reach each cart, a minimum of three feet between each cart is best.
  • No extra items on or near the carts will be picked up with the regular pickup.
  • New pickup schedules will be provided along with the new cart upon delivery. Refuse pickup will remain weekly, and Recycling will increase to every other week when the program begins.
  • Special pickups for other items will still be available - that process for pickup will be determined.
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.
  • Village Hall Construction Update: Click here for the latest update from Bray Architects
  • Streetlight Update Monday, March 19: The Village is continuing to work on a switch over/conversion power source for the street lighting near Village Hall which has been affecting areas near Circle Drive. New equipment has been ordered to complete the conversion and is expected to arrive this week, with anticipated completion shortly thereafter. This work affects those homes around Village Hall, namely Lexington, Circle, Birch and Lake Forest. Thank you for your patience.
  • Holiday Trash and Recycling Pickup: Friday, March 30 garbage and recycling collections will occur on Thursday, March 29.


  • 2017 Water Quality Report:  Released March, 2018 for 2017:

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

  • Green Tree Road Construction Alert:
In April, construction will begin on the  bridge on Green Tree Road . For more information, see the full project overview and images here:

March is National Nutrition Month and the theme for 2018 is "Go Further with Food." Preparing your foods to go further by planning meals and snacks in advance can help to reduce food loss and waste. Whether it's starting the day off right with a healthy breakfast or fueling before an athletic event, the foods you choose can make a real difference. This year's theme for National Nutrition Month encourages us to achieve the numerous benefits healthy eating habits offer, but it also urges us to find ways to cut back on food waste. Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Combined with physical activity, your diet can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases (like heart disease and cancer), and promote your overall health. Here are some tips to consider:
  1. Include a variety of healthful foods from all of the food groups on a regular basis.
  2. Consider the foods you have on hand before buying more at the store.
  3. Buy only the amount that can be eaten or frozen within a few days and plan ways to use leftovers later in the week.
  4. Be mindful of portion sizes. Eat and drink the amount that's right for you, as MyPlate encourages us to do.
  5. Find activities that you enjoy and be physically active most days of the week.
  6. Realize the benefits of healthy eating by consulting with a registered dietitian nutritionist. RDNs can provide sound, easy-to-follow personalized nutrition advice to meet your lifestyle, preferences and health-related needs.
To learn more visit: www.eatright.org, www.choosemyplate.gov
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.

Tuesday, March 20th -7:30-9:00 a.m., Shorewood

Wednesday, March 21st - 3:30-4:30 p.m., Brown Deer
Tuesday, April 10th -10-11:00 a.m., Brown Deer
Thursday, April 12th -3-4:30 p.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.
Wednesday, March 21st - 8:00-10:00am- Brown Deer
Tuesday, March 27th - 8:00-10:00am- 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


Medication Drop Off Information

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.  However, they will be accepted for one day on Saturday, April 28, from 10:00am - 2:00pm.

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.
The temporary facility we are in does not allow for storage of the items that we collect that day and in the past the location and volume of people offered us little control of what we accepted.  We ended up with syringes and other items that were very hard to dispose of. 


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

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

Community Links

Merchants of Whitefish Bay
Watch  the website and  Facebook Page  for exciting events on Silver Spring D rive! 

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR.
Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir is a golden ticket to adventure.
Holy Family School
Thursday, March 22 at 7 pm
Friday, March 23 at 7 pm
Saturday, March 24 at 2 pm
Tickets available at the door ($10 adults, $5 kids/seniors) or call 414.332.8175 to reserve.

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 above.

WFBPL is in the running for "2018 Best of Greater Milwaukee" from Milwaukee Magazine.  You can vote once per email address and you have to vote for at least 5 categories.

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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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  or  carolyn.noori@wfbschools.com .

Duke Pride: Save the Date:
Bayfest , Saturday, April 21, 2018. 5:45pm  - Midnight at the Whitefish Bay High School Field House. Tickets on sale March 3 at www.bayfit2018.org.  $85/person. Country Band, Food Trucks, Microbrews, Line Dancing, Wine Pull, Silent and Live Auctions, Raffle. RSVP by Thursday, April 12, 2018
, or register in person at the Whitefish Bay Recreation Department, Mon - Fri, 8am - 6:30pm. 

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!

Election Site for Wards 5 & 6 on Tues., Apr. 3 for Election

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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