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Village Hall Closed, Memorial Day Ceremony (see below)
Monday, May 28
Village Board Meeting (agenda not yet available)
Monday, June 4, 6:00pm, WFB Library Program Room
Wednesday, June 6, 7:30am, DPW Conference Room
Summary of Last Week's Meetings:
Monday, May 21, 6:00pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room
Public Works Week - Coloring Contest Winners to be announced
Thurs., May 17, 5:30pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room
All Items Approved
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.
- 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 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., May 28 - Sat., June 2
Mon., May 28
Thurs., May 31
Fri., June 1
- 55+ and Better- Today is the Due Date to sign up for the "55 and Better" INDOOR BEGIN SUMMER PICNIC on Tuesday, June 5, 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.
- WFB Library Book Talk 6:30pm Author Thomas Galten 6:30 pm
About the book: We are witnessing in our day a shift occurring in the consciousness of a relatively large portion of humanity. The shift itself is nothing new and has been happening occasionally, here or there, in this human form or that, for thousands of years of recorded history.
But what was once rare and isolated is now happening, as spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle has estimated, in and by between 10 and 20% of the population of North America. In short, awakening - as the process is sometimes called - has entered the mainstream.
While there are some things which we can't know or answer about the spiritual transformation of consciousness, one thing seems obvious and central about it: Awakening implies a significant change in one's understanding of one's own identity. The main thrust, in other words, of spiritual awakening is the timeless and formless Self's own search for Itself. This search - present in all humans but unrecognized in the vast majority - is of the very essence of the purpose of the human species. And, as realization proceeds in an individual, the Self (or Consciousness, Ground of Being, God or any number of other terms sometimes used to refer to it) comes to know Itself directly while the separate ego self comes simultaneously to be understood as an illusory and temporary role without ultimate reality. To put it another way, I come to know myself as the One Self and thus transcend ego.
Enlightenment is Not an Ego Project principally represents a description of the process of spiritual awakening and pays particular attention to the emotional suffering which almost inevitably accompanies this awakening. Moreover, the book blends the personal with the spiritual in a way that makes liberation of consciousness a present and entirely potential reality for anyone, rather than, as it so often is viewed, a rarefied and highly unusual experience enjoyed by only the most eccentric or holy sages.
This book has thus been written mainly for spiritual seekers and for those readers interested in personal growth, in general.
Thomas Galten lives in Whitefish Bay with his wife and daughter.
55+ and Better - A few spots left for our exciting train tour from Milwaukee to the Grand Canyon!
Depart from Milwaukee on Amtrak October 23 with one night on the train to travel to the Grand Canyon. sleep in a roomette. A roomette is a sleeping car with your own room for 2 and shared restroom facilities. All meals are included on the train. 1 night stay at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel October 24- the Maswik Hotel on October 25 and back to Grand Canyon Railway Hotel on October 26 and departure on October 27 Train back to Milwaukee. Meals, tours,transportation included- Total for each person is $1549.22 based on double occupancy only. This includes trip protection- 2 people must be together in roommette total package for 2 is $3098.44 A deposit is needed for 2 people total $418.00. ($214.00 a person)
Coach seating is available for a single person with total package being $1916.00 (does not include meals on train) Coach seating for 2 people $2266.00 (No meals on train)
Train, meals , hotel, tours are included in all pricing. Deposits are due immediately!
or 414-963-3992 for information.
Sat., June 2
- WFB Library Antique Appraisal with Mark Moran 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm An antiques and collectibles appraisal event featuring author and antiques expert Mark F. Moran of Iola, Wisconsin. Registration is required. Call (414-964-4380) the library or stop by Adult Services to register. Mark Moran is a former senior editor of Antiques and Collectibles Books for Krause Publications in Iola, Wis. He has also been a contributing editor for Antique Trader magazine. He is the author or co-author of more than 25 books on antiques and collectibles, including the 800-page annual Warman's Antiques & Collectibles, now in its 45th edition. Moran bought and sold antiques for more than 30 years, specializing in vintage folk art, Americana, and fine art. He has been active as an appraiser of antiques and fine art for more than 20 years.
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.
Holiday Refuse and Recycling Collection Dates
Memorial Day: Refuse and recycling normally picked up on Monday, May 28 will be picked up on Tuesday, May 29.
4th of July: Refuse and recycling normally picked up on Wednesday, July 4, will be picked up on Thursday July 5.
The switch to the Automated Refuse and Recycling Collection Program has been delayed and no changes have been made to collection schedule. All residents will receive a postcard indicating the new cart delivery and old cart pickup dates.
Coloring Contest Winners Announced
In celebration of Public Works Week (May 20-26), the Department held its annualcoloring contest in Whitefish Bay Schools. Congratulations to the 2018 Public Works coloring contest winners, who were announced at the Village Board Meeting on Monday, May 21.
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 Flushing Continues!
The area that will be flushed includes Silver Spring heading south, Santa Monica heading east all the way up to and including Lake Dr. 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.
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
Village Hall Renovation Update: Board Room
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Call 911 if you see suspicious activity especially if they are not your neighbors.
Wisconsin has declared May 2018 as Trauma-Informed Care Awareness Month and May 22, 2018 as Trauma-Informed Care Day in Wisconsin. Trauma-informed Care (TIC) is not a therapy, intervention, or specific action. It is an approach to engaging people with histories of trauma that recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma has played in their lives. Trauma is extreme stress that overwhelms a person's ability to cope. It can be an event, a series of events, or set of circumstances that harms a person's physical or emotional well-being. The essence of TIC comes down to the question of not, 'What's wrong with you? but, 'What happened to you?' This shift in perspective leads to answers that get at that root cause of issues.
There are four elements of a trauma-informed approach:
Realizing the prevalence of trauma - Many individuals experience trauma during their lifetime. Nationally, 61 percent men and 51 percent of women will experience at least one trauma in their lifetime.
Recognizing how trauma affects individuals - Research shows that trauma disrupts the central nervous system and overwhelms a person's ability to cope. It often results in feeling vulnerable, helpless, and afraid. It interferes with relationships and fundamental beliefs about oneself, others, and one's place in the world.
Responding by putting this knowledge into practice - This approach lessens the blame on people who have had adverse experiences in their lives and instead acknowledges it may not be their fault they are acting badly. It shows the person that there is an understanding that their past experiences may be affecting their present behavior. This promotes healing.
Resisting traumatization - TIC takes steps to minimize situations that could cause distress or mirror the person's traumatic experiences.
To learn more about TIC visit:
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, May 29th 3:30-4:30 p.m., NS Library
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)
Wednesday, May 23rd 3:30-4:30 p.m., Shorewood
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!
Holy Family Church Guardian Angel Run: Memorial Day
Run begins at 8:30 am
Kids fun run at 9:30
Come for the run and stay for the food!
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.
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.
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
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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