2017 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
News and Calendar

Monday, November 27, 2017

Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel:

Welcome to this week's Village Newsletter.  

Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving and be sure to shop locally for the holidays.
Julie Siegel
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Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing:

When is the last Leaf Collection Pickup?


Where do I pay my Property Taxes now that Village Hall is under renovation?


What is the holiday Trash and Recycling Pickup Schedule?

HolidaypickupHoliday Garbage and Recycling  Pickup Day Changes:

Thurs., Nov. 23 garbage and recycling collections occurred on Tues., Nov. 21
Mon., Dec. 25 garbage and recycling collections will occur on Wed., Dec. 27
Tues., Dec. 26 garbage and recycling collections will occur on Thurs., Dec. 28
Mon., Jan. 1 garbage and recycling collections will occur on Tues., Jan. 2
Congratulations to the Merchants of Whitefish Bay for a successful Holiday Stroll on Friday, Nov. 24. 
Check their website for specials throughout the Village all month long.

Upcoming Events
Mon., Nov. 27 - Mon., Dec. 4

Mon., Nov. 27
  • Weather permitting, the chipper and leaf collection will resume collection the week of November 27. Ideally, to ensure pickup, items should be set out by 7:00am on Monday morning 11/27. This is the last scheduled week for chipper and leaf collection pickup - anything following this week must be bagged or containerized. 
  • WFB Library 4:00-5:00pm Minecraft Club 
    Ages  2nd-4th grade. Registration began November 1st. Join us for Minecraft Club. Build together, trade tips and learn new skills from your fellow builders!
Tues., Nov. 28
  • 55+ Better Program: The new winter/spring Recreation guide is out! Come get your copy.
Wed., Nov. 29
  • WFB Library 4:00-5:00pm Art in Action. Ages 2nd-5th grades. Registration began November 1st. Art in Action- Come learn about art history with Miss Emma in our new program series! This month, we'll be exploring Neo-Impressionism and Pointillism through Georges Seurat's masterpiece "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of the Grande Jatte". Join us for art projects and a painting scavenger hunt. 
Mon., Dec. 4 
  • Village Board Meeting, 7pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room

Plan Ahead: Large Audience Expected
Whitefish Bay Library TALKS with Jeff Aikin and Tom Fehring
Tuesday, December 12, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Historic Whitefish Bay: A Celebration of Architecture and Character is the newest addition to The History Press. The book, which includes a color insert and more than 100 images, written by local authors Jefferson J. Aikin and Thomas H. Fehring,was released on October 16, 2017. Incorporated in 1892, Whitefish Bay is a pleasant, verdant village that is home to more than fourteen thousand people. More than half of its five thousand houses and other structures have been deemed historic or architecturally important. Even casual passersby can attest to the architectural significance of these buildings, and while the personal history attached to them is less apparent, it is no less dramatic. Their walls retain the stories of their remarkable inhabitants, from the outhouse where the first village president disappeared in 1899 with $20,000 in public funds, to the lakeside Beaux-Arts mansion built by a Schlitz Brewing Company heir with eight varieties of Italian marble. Jefferson J. Aikin and Thomas H. Fehring examine these landmark treasures and the legacy of the residents they help preserve. 
Village Hall News, Meeting Agendas and Summaries
Village Hall and the Police Department have relocated to the  DPW, 155 W. Fairmount Ave, Whitefish Bay, WI (Fairmount and Lydell) through fall 2018. 

Village Hall Renovation  Relocation Details available here Renovation Updates posted here .

Upcoming Meetings:
Dec., 4, 7:00pm, WFB Library Program Room

Summary of Meetings:

Nov. 16, 2017, 5:30 PM @ Whitefish Bay Public Library - Program Room
All agenda items approved
Changes to Property Tax Billing and Utility Billing
PropertyTaxImportant 2017 Property Tax Payment Information:
Due to limited parking and space at temporary location, we are asking residents to pay their tax bill one of the following ways this year:

1)      Via US Mail (envelope provided with your tax bill)
2)      In person at Associated Bank 430 E Silver Spring Dr
3)      Online at  www.wfbvillage.org

Property Tax bills are sent to residents by December 15, 2017. The first  installment or payment in full is due January 31, 2018.

Tax payments are processed on a daily basis.  Receipts and payment information can be found via the Village website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  

Change to Quarterly from Tri-Annual Billing
As you may have noticed for the last few months on your water utility statement, the Whitefish Bay Water Utility will be switching from a rolling tri-annual billing schedule to a quarterly billing schedule beginning in 2018. 

All water utility customers will be on the sam e quarterly billing cycle and will have the same bill date and due date.
For more information about bill payment during Village Hall relocation to 155 W. Fairmount: see  http://www.wfbvillage.org/289/Utility-Billing.

Village Hall and Police Department operations will be shared with DPW at their location at 155 W Fairmount Ave at Lydell until Fall 2018. Free parking, wheelchair accessible.
Holiday Garbage and Recycling Pickup Day Changes:

Thurs., Nov. 23 garbage and recycling collections occurred on Tues., Nov. 21
Mon., Dec. 25 garbage and recycling collections will occur on Wed., Dec. 27
Tues., Dec. 26 garbage and recycling collections will occur on Thurs., Dec. 28
Mon., Jan. 1 garbage and recycling collections will occur on Tues., Jan. 2

LeafPickupLeaf Pickup Information
  • Weather permitting, curbside leaf collection will be extended and will resume the week of November 27.  Snow/freezing conditions will result in discontinuation of this collection; therefore, we strongly encourage residents to place their leaves for collection as soon as possible.
  • In addition, weather permitting, leaves and yard waste that is bagged or containerized will be collected the week of December 4.  Snow/freezing conditions will result in the discontinuation of this collection.

Chipping of Woody Material:
Acceptable woody chipping materials are tree branches and large woody shrubs that are to be placed on the parkway. The last week for chipper collection will be the week of November 27.

Cramer Street Storm Sewer Improvement Project (Glendale Avenue to Wilshire Road)
To address surface flooding due to heavy rain events, the Village is proceeding on this project to add additional storm sewer system capacity. Some needed sanitary and water utility work is taking place as well, along with the replacement of lead water services.  This project is expected to be completed by the end of November.
Recycling Information 
TrashTrash and Recycling Program Changes

Status update as of November 21, 2017: The Village Board authorized the 95-gallon cart, gray in color with a gray lid, to be standard for the new automated trash collection program. As part of the initial cart distribution, residents will each receive the standard 95-gallon cart (same size as the recycling cart provided by the Village). Residents will have the option of requesting a smaller, 64-gallon cart. A smaller 32-gallon cart may be permitted in cases of exemptions.  Any future changes in trash cart size will be at cost to the resident, including when a property is sold. Lastly, additional carts will be permitted to be purchased at a cost, plus an administrative fee. All carts will remain the property of the Village.
You are invited to attend the upcoming Public Works Committee Meetings which will address changes to the Trash and Recycling Programs. The next meeting will be Monday, December 11, at 6pm. The topic of that meeting will be the exemption application process for automated trash collection cart-to-curb requirements. All meeting dates and agendas are posted here and updated as information becomes available:  http://www.wfbvillage.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=51
Trash and Recycling Program Information is on the Village Website here: website information  which will be updated following each decision about the program.
Status Update as of September 12, 2017: The Village Board voted to authorize the implementation of a Village provided cart program to be placed near the curb or alley edge by the resident utilizing the automated collection process effective May 7, 2018 and directed village staff to develop an implementation plan that includes an exception process and to set the implementation date for the recycling program changes as of May 7, 2018. 

National Diabetes Month is observed every November so individuals, health care professionals, organizations, and communities across the country can bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans. More than 30 million people in the United States have diabetes, but 1 out of 4 of them don't know they have it. There isn't a cure yet for diabetes, but a healthy lifestyle can  help reduce its impact on your life. People with type 1 or type 2 diabetes are at higher risk for serious health complications including heart disease and stroke, blindness and eye problems, kidney disease, and amputations. You can help reduce your chances of developing type 2 diabetes by eating a healthy diet, being physically active, and losing weight.  Unfortunately, type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that can't be prevented. Controlling your blood sugar levels can help you avoid or delay these serious health complications. Living with diabetes can be difficult, but health lifestyle choices can give you more control over them. Some tips include:
Every day:  stay active, eat a healthy diet, and take medication if prescribed; check feet for redness, swelling, pain, or sores.
Each health care visit  (several times a year): get a blood pressure check and foot check.
Twice a year:  get an A1C test and dental checkup.
Once a year:  get a cholesterol test and kidney function test, visit your podiatrist (foot doctor) and eye doctor.
If you have any of the following diabetes symptoms, see your doctor about getting your blood sugar tested: urinate (pee) a lot, often at night, are very thirsty, losing weight without trying, are very hungry, blurry vision, numbness or tingling hands or feet, feeling very tired, very dry skin, sores that heal slowly, and have more infections than usual.

Health Insurance Market Place Deadline Reminder
If you don't have health insurance through your employer, Medicare, Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or another source that provides qualifying health coverage, the Marketplace can help you get covered. The 2018 Open Enrollment Period runs from November 1, 2017 to December 15, 2017. For more information visit: https://www.healthcare.gov/quick-guide/dates-and-deadlines/
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.

Tuesday, November 28th -3:30-4:30 p.m.-NS Library
Tuesday, December 12th - 10:00-11:00am- Brown Deer
Thursday, December 14th - 3:00-4:30pm- Shorewood
Tuesday, December 19th 7:30-9 a.m., Shorewood
Wednesday, December 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.

Tuesday, November 28th - 8:00-10:00am- Shorewood
Wednesday, December 20th  - 8:00-10:00am- Brown Deer

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

Wednesday, December 6th - 12:15 1:00 pm - Lois and Tom Dolan Community Center, Brown Deer

Whitefish Bay School District

Whitefish Bay Elementary School Incoming K4-Age Classroom Visits

As you plan for next fall, all Whitefish Bay resident children who will be four years old on or before September 1, 2018 and their parents/guardians, are invited to see Jr. Kindergarten in action at  Cumberland and Richards Schools.
Please join us at this special classroom visit/storytime event at your neighborhood school.
Richards School - Friday, December 1, 2017
9:30am-10:30am or 12:45-1:45pm (choose one)
Cumberland School - Friday, December 1, 2017
8:20-9:20am or 12:20-1:20pm (choose one)
  • Incoming Jr. Kindergartners and their parents/guardians will have a 15-minute visit to a Jr. Kindergarten classroom, and will also attend a 15-minute storytime in the library with our Library Media Specialists, Ms. Roberts and Ms. Mallmann.
  • Principals, Dr. Alix Kasmarick at Richards School and Ms. Jayne Heffron at Cumberland School, will greet you and following your visit will make a short presentation and answer questions about our program.         
In order to plan for these events, we need you to make a reservation.  Please call our school offices at Richards School (414) 963-3951 or Cumberland School at (414) 963-3943 to reserve a spot for you and your child.  Childcare will be available at both schools for younger siblings during your visit because it is important that we not disrupt the activities of our current junior kindergarten students. Please indicate your need for childcare when you call.
We look forward to meeting you and your child and welcoming you into the
Cumberland and Richards School community.
Jayne Heffron, Principal                                               Alix Kasmarick,Principal  
Cumberland School                                                                  Richards School
4780 N. Marlborough Drive                                     5812 N. Santa Monica Blvd
Whitefish Bay                                                                                Whitefish Bay
(414) 963-3943                                                                          (414) 963-3951  


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
Advisory from Lieutenant Whitaker:
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. 
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. 
Community Links

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".

Saturday, December 16, Celebrate the Holiday at the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, 8:00-11:00am, St. Monica Hall, 5900 N. Santa Monica, Whitefish Bay. $7 per adult (10 and up) and $5 per child (over two years of age). Proceeds benefit Kiwanis charities.


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 (Click to subscribe to newsletter)
WFB 55+ and Better Program: Register at the WFB Community Center. For more information please contact Carolyn Noori at 414-963-3992


The WFBWC raffle was a success. Thanks to all who participated.  
The winning tickets were drawn on November 8, 2017.  And the winners were:
  • Grand prize winner of $1,000.00 was the husband of a new member of the WFBWC.
  • Almost all of the other winners were Whitefish Bay residents.  One winner was actually an active WFBWC member.  
The raffle monies realized will be used for the various functions the WFBWC   does through out the year.  Such as Hallowscream for the children, hand sewed teddy bears for police/fire personnel to give to frightened children, and knit hats for deployed soldiers and hats for babies through a women's care center.

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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