2018 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
News and Calendar

Monday, January 15, 2018

Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel:

Welcome to this week's Village Newsletter.  

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!  Village Hall and all services are open today.

Julie Siegel
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Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing:

Can you help explain my water bill? Why am I getting a bill in January, when is it due, and how is it calculated?

I have questions about the new trash cart and program that starts in May  - where can I find  more information online ?

How long will you still be picking up Christmas trees?

When is the skating rink going to re-open in Klode Park?

Upcoming Events
Mon., Jan. 15 - Sun., Jan. 21, 2018

Mon., Jan. 15
  • Martin Luther King, Jr., Day: Village Hall, Police Dept., Library are open
  • WFB Library Friends 6th Annual Writing Contest
    Monday, January 15- Monday, February 12
    Friends of Whitefish Bay Library are holding a writing contest. Submission categories include short story (1,000 words or less), memoirs (1,000 words or less), and poetry (200 words or less). The contest is open to anyone 16 years old and up. Submissions will be accepted from Monday, January 15- Monday, February 12 and are limited to one entry per person per category. Cash prizes will be awarded at the awards reception on Wednesday, April 4, at 6:30pm, for first place winners. Please include a cover page on your entry with the following: Name, address, email, phone number, entry date, word count, and category.
    -Winners will be posted on the Whitefish Bay Public Library website.
    -Drop off entries in person at the Adult Services Desk or mail them to:
    Friends of the Whitefish Bay Library Writing Contest
    5420 N Marlborough Drive
    Milwaukee, WI 53217

Wed., Jan. 17
  • 55+ Whitefish Bay Community Center at 1:00-2:30 David Bartlett Technology Series- Know how and when to use the GPS in your devices! FREE, but you must be registered.
Thurs., Jan. 18
  • 55+Thursday, January 18- Whitefish Bay Community Center last day to register for a very important presentation- "Taking Care of Loved Ones at Home" Kari Klatt RN,C-ASWCM executive director of Stowell Associates Care Home Management will share her knowledge on this important subject!  Lunch included, menu: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, green peas, cucumber salad, roll, chocolate brownie, milk and Starbucks coffee! Only $9.00. Held on Tuesday, January 23rd. Must be Pre-registered and paid.
Fri., Jan. 19
  • WFB Library Candy Olympics 1:00pm Grades 6 and up
    Get ready for this year's winter Olympics with our very own Candy Olympics.  Click here:  Registration Highly Encouraged
Sat., Jan. 20
  • WFB Library Box Party 10:00am-12Noon All Ages. Who needs toys when you can play with a box? Join us for imaginative play in a room filled with empty boxes of all sizes. We'll provide craft supplies, tape, scissors, and a helpful librarian or two to help you create. No registration required.


Important Water Bill/ Utility Billing Information
All homeowners  in the Village of Whitefish Bay will get a prorated bill in the beginning of January, and then one each quarter according to this schedule:

Billing Period
Bill Mailed to Resident
Bill Due Date
Dec. 1, 2017-Mar., 1, 2018 April 1, 2018 Friday, April 20, 2018
Mar. 1, 2018-June 1, 2018 July 1, 2018 Friday, July 20, 2018
June 1, 2018-Sept. 1, 2018 October 1, 2018 Saturday, October 20, 2018
Sept. 1, 2018- Dec. 1, 2018 January 1, 2018 Sunday, January 20, 2019

(ex: April, July, October, January). 
As you may have noticed for the last few months on your water utility statement, t h Whitefish Bay Water Utility will be switching from a rolling tri-annual billing schedule to a quart erly billing schedule beginning in 2018. After this one pro-rated January bill, a ll water utility customers will be on the sam e quarterly billing cyc le and will have the same bill date and due date.

If the due date is on a weekend, please use the drop box, which is open 24 hours.


For more information about bill payment during Village Hall relocation to 155 W. Fairmount: see http://www.wfbvillage.org/289/Utility-Billing.

Village Hall News, Meeting Agendas and Summaries

Meetings this Week: (Click on blue, underlined titles for Agenda and Packet Materials)

Teardown/Rebuild Review Committee
Mon., Jan. 15, 5:00pm, WFB Library Program Room

Mon., Jan. 15, 6:00pm, WFB Library Program Room

Historic Preservation Commission
Wed., Jan. 17, 7:00pm, Cahill Park Warming House, 1001 E. Fairmount Ave.

Thurs., Jan. 18, 5:30pm, WFB Library Program Room

Summary of Recent Meetings

Mon., Jan. 8, 6:00pm, WFB Library Program Room, 5420 N Marlborough Dr
Full Agenda Packet is here: 

Thurs., Jan 10, 6:15pm, WFB Library Program Room, 5420 N Marlborough Dr
Note: No Submittals for Agenda

NOTE LOCATION: Village H all a nd the Police Department are under construction, and have relocated to the DPW, 155 W. Fairmount Ave, Whitefish Bay, WI (Fairmount and Lydell) through fall 2018 .  There is a drop-box at the DPW location for Village-related correspondence. 

Village Hall Renovation  Relocation Details available  here.

New Ad Hoc Teardown/Rebuild Committee Information is 

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.

Last Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Whitefish Bay Public Works Department began its annual public sanitary sewer main cleaning and televising. This work takes place annually with Village wide main cleaning and televising coverage every three years. We typically conduct this annual maintenance project during the months of January through March.

Please refer to the map below for the area of the Village that will be cleaned and televised this winter. The sanitary sewer mains in the streets that are highlighted in bold black and red are the lines that will be cleaned and televised this year. There should be no interruption of any sanitary sewer service while this work is proceeding.
If you should have any questions on this program, feel free to contact Kevin Kaegi, Public Works Superintendent, at 414-962-6690 ex. 301 or k.kaegi@wfbvillage.org.

Christmas Tree Pickup Information

Christmas Tree Pickup will continue this week and next, the weeks of January 15 and 22. Please have trees on your parkway by 7:00am on the Monday of those weeks to ensure pickup that week. A schedule is not set for which day of the week trees in your neighborhood will be picked up.  
Please note: If there is a heavy snowfall trees may become stuck, frozen in the snow. These trees will be collected at a later date when sufficient thawing has occurred.


Ice Skating - The free, public Klode Park Skating Rink will reopen likely mid-week this week at Klode Park at N. Lake Dr and E. Belle Ave. Notice when rink is accessible will be posted to

Snow and Ice Info
Village Snow Procedures:
Village crews clear all streets, starting with main thoroughfares, then secondary streets, then residential streets and alleys. Sidewalks that abut village-owned land, such as parks and government buildings, are also clear. At times an anti-icing agent is applied to streets prior to a snow event preventing ice from bonding to the pavement.
Resident Snow and Ice Removal:
All residents and business owners are responsible for snow and ice removal from public sidewalks within 24 hours of a snow event. Please clear all corners with crosswalks; handicap accessible ramps should be cleared out side enough to accommodate a wheel chair.
Fire hydrants should be shoveled out 3 feet to allow access in the case of a fire. Residents whose property has an adjacent bus stop with concrete are requested to keep that area clear and free of ice to allow for bus patrons to safely get on and off the buses.

For more information please see the Village website at  

Recycling Information 

Residential Trash and Recycling Collection Program Changes Begin May of 2018

Can you spot Shauna with her new (standard, 95-gallon) trash cart?

The Village Website Page dedicated to Trash and Recycling is here:   wfbvillage.org/trashrecycle

Trash Questions and Answers: here
Trash Fact Sheet: here
Trash and Recycling Program Hotline:
414-962-6690 Ext. 495
All service area households received a  letter with an optional response card  during the first week of January with more information about the Residential Trash and Recycling Collection Program changes coming in May of 2018. If you call or email us to record your selection regarding this notice there is no need to mail the response card. If you are fine with the information and have no changes to this anticipated delivery, there is also no need to mail the card. The letter included information regarding the delivery of a free trash cart which will be delivered in May 2018, as well as the change in collection to automation which will require all bagged trash and household waste to be placed inside the carts (trash and recycling), and increases recycling to every other week pickup (trash pickup will remain weekly).  Please do not discard this letter, as it contains important information and limited-time decision options for your household. If you did not receive a letter, please contact the Trash and Recycling Hotline at 414-962-6690 Ext. 495 or email J.Heyden@wfbvillage.org . If you do not mail in the card or contact us, we will assume you have no changes and the standard, 95-gallon new trash cart will be delivered in May 2018.
Click   HERE  for a copy of that letter including sample response card.
Interested in a smaller cart than the standard? Do you need to apply for an exemption from bringing your cart to the curb? Send in the card, call us, or email your preference.
The response cards are prepaid and must be mailed by Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, to be included in the cart ordering and management process. There is no need to mail the card if you do not have a request.
Additional Cart Purchase: If you wish to purchase an additional cart, the fee is $75 for all sizes or carts, payable at the customer service window at 155 W. Fairmount Ave., M-F, 8am - 4:30pm or via the 24-hour drop box there. You may also mail payment via U.S. Mail to 5300 N. Marlborough Dr., Whitefish Bay, WI 53217. Please indicate size, type of cart (trash or recycling) and qty with your check. We will confirm receipt.

Sample Trash Carts:  A gray 95-gallon standard trash cart and smaller (sample is green but actual cart will be matching gray) 65-gallon trash cart are on display at the  Whitefish Bay Village Public Library Front Hall  and can be accessed during library hours.

New Trash Cart Dimensions: (Note 95-gallon standard is same as the blue recycling carts formerly distributed by the Village of Whitefish Bay, which will remain the same and will not be replaced).

Trash Cart Dimensions

The last   Public Works Committee Meeting was  Monday, January 8, 2018, 6:00pm, WFB Library Program Room.  Click here for agenda packet and proposed ordinance changes which include program special pickup pricing and sizes.   These proposed changes will be submitted to the Village Board for their review.

Handy References:
  • Copy of letter mailed to residents January 2:
  • Downloadable Mail-in Additional Trash Cart Payment Form: 
  • Trash and Recycling Fact Sheet Handout 1/7/18: 
  • Trash and Recycling FAQ of questions asked by residents 1/12/18: 

For a
ll  Trash and Recycling Program Change Questions : Call 
Communications Specialist, Jenny Heyden, at  414-962-6690 Ext. 4
95, or email j.heyden@wfbvillage.org.

2018 Election Information: Important Changes for Wards 5 & 6
Voters in Wards 5 & 6, and In-Person Absentee Voting Please Note the Following Changes:

1.  The polling place for Wards 5 & 6 is temporarily relocated for the upcoming two elections:

Spring Primary - Tues., February 20, 2018
Spring Election - Tues., April 3, 2018
The temporary polling location is located at:
Whitefish Bay Woman's Club
600 E. Henry Clay St., Whitefish Bay, WI 53217

All registered voters in Wards 5 & 6 will be receiving a letter from the Village this week with notice of the above change. The letter (with Ward Map) is available: Click Here
2. In addition, in-person absentee voting will also be relocated.  In-person absentee voting for the upcoming two elections will be held at the Department of Public Works, 155 W. Fairmount Ave., Whitefish Bay, WI 53217 

To request an absentee ballot by mail, or if you have any questions, please contact the Village Deputy Clerk, Caren Brustmann, at (414) 962-6690 Ext. 122, or email her at elections@wfbvillage.org.

January 7-13 was Folic Acid Awareness Week. Folic acid is a B-vitamin that is necessary for proper cell growth. If taken before and during early pregnancy, folic acid can prevent up to 70% of some serious birth defects of the brain and spine, called neural tube defects. The CDC recommends that all women between the ages of 15 and 45 take 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid daily to prevent two types of neural tube defects--spina bifida and anencephaly. Since these birth defects develop within the first few weeks of pregnancy, it is important to have enough folic acid in your body BEFORE becoming pregnant and to continue getting enough folic acid during early pregnancy.  It is important for women of childbearing age to take folic acid even if pregnancy is not planned because half of pregnancies in the United States are unplanned.  Taking a multivitamin with folic acid every day is the easiest way that women can get the recommended amount of 400 mcg.
Vitamin D is also an important vitamin to take during the winter months-not just for pregnant women. Vitamin D  aids in absorption of calcium and helps cells all over your body, including bone, nerve, muscle and immune cells. Supplements are a good way to get vitamin D if you can't get enough sunlight, or if you're worried about exposing your skin. Vitamin D3 is the best kind of supplement to take. Ask your doctor what level of supplementation you should take, as many health issues may affect vitamin D levels.
It's time for the Community Health Survey!
Every three years, the health care systems and public health departments in Milwaukee County partner to gather information on the health and health behaviors of our residents. 2018 is the third year of the cycle, so a survey year. Phone calls will begin on January 8th. If your landline or cell phone shows a 414 area code number from "Management Decisions," please answer the call and help us gather data to increase our knowledge and focus our resources on health issues.  
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.
Thursday, January 11th -3:00-4:30 p.m., Shorewood      
Tuesday, January 16th -7:30-9:00 a.m., Shorewood 
Wednesday, January 17th- 3:30-4:30 p.m., Brown Deer
Tuesday, January 30th- 3:30-4:30, NS Library         

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, January 17th- 8:00-10:00am- Brown Deer
Tuesday, January 23rd- 8:00-10:00am- Shorewood

Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening (walk-ins welcome - no appointment necessary)

Tuesday, January 23rd - 1:30-2:30pm- Lydell Community Center
Wednesday, January 24th- 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 Nixle Sign-Up Link
Now that the weather has turned cold, many people like to let their vehicles warm up before driving. Thieves know this and take it as an opportunity to steal vehicles. Please do not leave your vehicle running with the keys in it. 

Package Safety: Please be aware of any packages shipping to your home, and have someone bring them in or keep an eye on them for you until you can retrieve them. There is Amazon lock box availability at Boston Store in Bayshore Town Center with easy access from the second floor entrance by the Lydell St garage.

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. 
Whitefish Bay School District

Whitefish Bay School District
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  • Kindergarten Registration is Now Open for
    WFB Resident Students
    Children whose birthday falls into the following range:
    Junior Kindergarten: 4 years old on or before
    September 1, 2018
    Senior Kindergarten: 5 yearsold on or before
    September 1, 2018
    Register your child now for attendance in the fall at:
    Questions or additional information
    Call 414.963.3943 for Cumberland
    Call 414.963.3951 for Richards
  • 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

Special Event Tues., January 30, 2018

Excite Your Mind 
by joining the Whitefish Bay Public Library Board of Trustees
Deadline to apply Fri., Feb. 23, 2018
One of the seven Whitefish Bay Public Library Board of Trustees member appointments opens May 1st. We are seeking applicants who are library lovers and who believe in service to our community. The Library Board provides strategic guidance and oversight to the Director, librarians and staff. The current and previous Boards have established a clear vision and a solid foundation for our Whitefish Bay Library's finances, operations, facility and personnel, positioning the Library well for the future. The library is in the process of implementing a Strategic Plan and would value board members who could contribute with its execution, especially those experienced in fund development. Regular meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 7pm; this is a 3-year position, running 5/1/2018-4/30/2021.

Contribute your talents to further strengthening the Library as a valued asset of our Whitefish Bay community. Please include sufficient information to help us understand why you are the best choice for the Library Board, by applying here by 5:00 pm on February 23, 2018.

Check out our
Mission and Guiding Principles (Insert link).
Apply via the Village of Whitefish Bay website : http://bit.ly/2nTJLYB

Questions? Please send an email to

Community Links

Watch the website and Facebook Page  for exciting events all month long on 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".


Save the Date: Run the Bay! Saturday, May 5, 2018
Run the Bay in support of Whitefish Bay's Education Foundation

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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  • Kindergarten Registration is Now Open for
    WFB Resident Students
    Children whose birthday falls into the following range:
    Junior Kindergarten: 4 years old on or before
    September 1, 2018
    Senior Kindergarten: 5 yearsold on or before
    September 1, 2018
    Register your child now for attendance in the fall at:
    Questions or additional information
    Call 414.963.3943 for Cumberland
    Call 414.963.3951 for Richards
  • 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


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.

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

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Contact Jenny S. Heyden, Communications Specialist| Village of Whitefish Bay 414-962-6690, Extension 495.  Email:  j.heyden@wfbvillage.org | wfbvillage.org
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