2018 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
Official Newsletter

Monday, June 11, 2018
Ice Cream Social featuring the Village Band of Whitefish Bay on Wednesday, June 13
Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel:

Wishing everyone a great week outdoors enjoying all the Village has to offer and Happy Father's Day on Sunday.

Julie Siegel
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Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing: 
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What is the fire hydrant painting process?

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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Last Week's Meetings

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
Approved: Items 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 &9
Tabled: Item 6, 4848 Idlewild
Denied: Item 8, 823 Sylvan

Village Meetings This Week:

Monday, June 11, 5:30pm, WFB Library Program Room

Wednesday, June 13, 6:30pm, WFB Library Program Room

No Meeting:  Board of Appeals

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.

Closure began Thurs., June 7 and will continue through Phase 1 of the project, likely until late July. Wilson Drive Project Updates are available here: http://www.villageofshorewood.org/780/2018-Wilson-Drive-Reconstruction

Holiday Refuse and Recycling Collection Dates

4th of July: Refuse and recycling normally picked up on Wednesd ay, Jul y 4, will be picked up on Thursday 
July 5.

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)


Tre e Inventory to Begin:

Beginning today and continuing for the next six to eight weeks, Wachtel Tree Science will be conducting a complete street tree inventory on all of the approximately 8,600 street trees throughout the entire Village. There will be two Wachtel employees inspecting/inventorying our street trees during this time period.  They will both have reflective safety vests on and will be driving company vehicles with the Wachtel Tree Science and Service logos on them.  


Fire Hydrant Painting 
Village-wide fire hydrant painting has begun.

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 bustio n by-product.

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 should occur in mid -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 your 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

  • 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

Village Hall Renovation Project

The Village Hall Renovation work is progressing smoothly. Here is a sneak peek at part of the the Board Room on the 2nd floor:

Upcoming Events
Mon., June 11 - Sat., June 16

Mon., June 11
  • Whitefish Bay Library: Sign up today for the summer reading program!  
    Click here: Adult Summer Reading Program   Everyone who registers for the Adult Summer Reading Pro gram receives a free tote bag with our new library logo .

  • 55+and Better: Register now for our Sunday Supper Club series, coming up- July 8th Blanck's Lake Aire supper club on Lake Winnebago! First the day tour starts  at the every so interesting Benson's Hide Away- the UFO Capital located in the Kettle Moraine State Forest. We will hear stories, see photos and artifacts from  the owner Billy Benson himself! Relax and enjoy a drink! Then on to Blanck's Lake Aire with menu choices of porterhouse steak, perch, grilled or broasted chicken, pork chops, haddock or shrimp alfredo! Also includes soup and salad bar! Cost $75.00.  Tour departs from Lydell at 12:15 and returns 5:30.
  • Public Works Meeting 5:30, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room
Wed., June 13
  • Ice Cream Social, 6:30pm-8:00pm  The Civic Foundation would like to invite you to our ice cream social for Whitefish Bay at Schoolhouse Park across from the WFB Library.  Vanilla and Chocolate is available, with cones, bowls, toppings and Sprecher root beer floats! Featuring the WFB Community Band at 7:00pm.  FREE
Coming Soon:
Plan your 4th of July Celebration: Click here for parade, fireworks and Klode Park events! Thank you to Sendik's for sponsorship of the fireworks!
The summer swimming season has started. The NSHD monitors recreational water conditions at Atwater, Klode, and Doctors Park beaches by routinely testing water for harmful levels of E. coli bacteria and posting signs to communicate water safety to the public during the summer swimming season. The NSHD works with the Shorewood Department of Public Works to test the water at each of these beaches at least twice a week from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Sampling results are provided to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and are posted on www.wibeaches.us. When you go to the beach this summer be sure to look for our signs to make sure it is safe to be in the water. There are three signs at the beach:
Green- Risk of illness from micro-organism exposure considered minimal. You should still take precautions such as: not ingesting lake water, being aware of other safety hazards associated with swimming, and--as always--swimming at your own risk.
Yellow- Risks of illness due to micro-organism exposure are somewhat elevated. Take the following precautions when the yellow placard is up: do not ingest lake water, wash hands before eating, and shower when done swimming. Be aware of other safety hazards associated with swimming, and--as always--swim at your own risk.
Red- There is an elevated risk of illness due to exposure to micro-organisms. Do not enter the water. 
Prior to swimming at any of the beaches in the North Shore, it is important to consult  https://www.weather.gov/greatlakes/beachhazards  for information on the weather and temperature conditions to determine current risks for swimming.
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. Columbia County is the first county in Wisconsin in 2018 to report a bird testing positive for West Nile Virus. Remember to take precautions when outdoors to prevent mosquito bites. Wearing long-sleeved shirts, long pants, socks and shoes is important and using a repellent containing permethrin or DEET will help as well.

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)
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
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

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
Residential Trash and Recycling Collection Program
Schedule Update
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

Check out the Village Website Page for Trash and Recycling: wfbvillage.org/trashrecycle

  • 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.

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!

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.

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!
Featuring the  WFB Community Band 

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

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

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

Village Band of Whitefish Bay: Facebook.

Upcoming Performances:
  • WFB Foundation Ice Cream Social at School House Park on Wednesday June 13 at 7 pm. This is our 31st year with the Band Director being Stanford Luth who retired as Band Director at Whitefish Bay High School after 25 years.
  • The next concert is June 27 at 7 pm. The band will play at Klode Park on the stage that will be set up for the WFB 4th of July Celebration with music to begin the 4th celebration.

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