2018 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
News and Calendar

Monday, May 14, 2018

Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel:

Have a nice week and hope to see the sun soon!

Julie Siegel
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When is the new Automated Residential Refuse and Recycling Program going to start? Have there been any changes yet?

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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Public Meeting with Public Works Department to discuss 14 Village Intersections and Silver Spring Drive Corridor Safety Improvement Project
Mon., May 14, 5:00pm-6:00pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room
Open House format to provide information and solicit input from the public and other project stakeholders on proposed intersection improvements on various village roads.

Mon., May 14, 6:00pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room

Public Meeting with Wisconsin Division of Transportation System Development to discuss Highway Safety Improvement Project on Lake Drive  
Tues., May 15, 5:30pm-7:30pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room
WisDOT representatives will be available during this time to discuss safety improvements at seven spot locations located along Lake Drive from Oakland Avenue to Belle Avenue.

Historic Preservation Commission
Wed., May 16, 7:30pm, Cahill Park Warming House

Thurs., May 17, 5:30pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room

Summary of Last Week's Meetings

Mon., May 7, 6:00pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room

Wed., May 9, 6:15pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room
1128 E Sylvan - Passed

Congratulations, Whitefish Bay, on another great year of Bird Cit y s tatus!

Notification of Whitefish Bay School District Grounds Treatment

This communication is to provide notification to the Whitefish Bay Community of the School District's intention to spot-treat certain areas of our grounds for pests (both plant and insect) between 5/21/2018-8/24/2018.  Click here for Notification

Residential Trash and Recycling Collection Program
Schedule Update
  • As of Friday, May 4, 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.
  • Residential Refuse and Recycling Collection Program Questions: 414-962-6690 Ext.495, Email: j.heyden@wfbvillage.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.

Samples of the New Refuse Carts are now on display at the Whitefish Bay Public Library Lobby: 95-Gallon and 65-Gallon Gray Refuse Carts are on Display


Upcoming Events
Mon., May 14 - Sat., May 19

Mon., May 14  
  • Public Works Public Information Meeting 5:00pm Whitefish Bay Library Program Room
  • Public Works Committee Meeting 6:00pm Whitefish Bay Library Program Room
Tues., May 15
  • Public Works Public Information Meeting 5:30-7:30 Whitefish Bay Library Program Room

Coming Soon to the Library: Antique Appraisal with Mark Moran
Sat, Jun 2nd,  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. Early registration begins for Friends of the Whitefish Bay Library on Tuesday, April 24 . 
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.

  Thank you to  Brownie Troop 20074 
for the donation of the trash can at Klode Park

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 Pickup 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.


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 - meaning paper bags or hard plastic containers - should not weigh more than 50 pounds.

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.

Yard waste continues Mondays/Tuesdays starting on north end of Village (weekly)

Chipper continues Wednesdays/Thursdays starting on north end of Village (bi-weekly)


Hydrant Flushing starts this week!

Beginning the week of 5/14 our annual fire hydrant flushing project will begin.  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 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.

Nearby Construction to the south:


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


EAB (Emerald Ash Borer) 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 


Overnight Parking Procedure:

The Whitefish Bay Police Department began using a new overnight parking system March 31st. The link for the website to request overnight parking permission can be located at  https://parking.wfbvillage.org/ or in the  Parking Permits section of the  Village Website. We will no longer accept overnight parking permission by telephone. A maximum 15 nights permission per vehicle are allowed annually at no cost. If you require more than 15 nights, monthly parking permits can be purchased.

The new system allows monthly parking permits to be purchased online rather than coming to the Police Department during normal business hours. Permit sales for the next month will be allowed starting at 5 AM on the last day of the current month. Monthly permits can still be purchased at the station (currently housed in the Public Works Department at 155 W. Fairmount Ave.) from 8:00am to 4:30pm.

Requests for overnight parking permission must be made prior to 3 a.m. of the current day. No parking permission will be granted during a declared Snow Emergency. As a reminder, all vehicles parked on the street must be moved at least once every 24 hours, regardless of any permission granted or parking permit held.

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May is National Stroke Awareness Month, an observance that highlights the importance of knowing the signs and symptoms of stroke and encourages people to take action. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of severe disability. Living a healthy lifestyle (e.g., being physically active, eating more fruits and vegetables and foods low in sodium and salt, maintaining a healthy weight, and avoiding smoking) can reduce the chances of having a stroke. Properly managing certain medical conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, and diabetes can also lower the risk.
A stroke is an emergency - it can happen to anyone, at any time, and at any age. Save a life by having a better understanding of stroke and by knowing what signs and symptoms to look for.
Use FAST to remember the warning signs of a stroke:
F-Face :  Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
A-Arms:  Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
S-Speech:  Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is the speech slurred or strange?
T-Time:  If you see any of these signs, call 9-1-1 right away.
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. 
What is the health department working on?
The health department would like to welcome our new Public Health Nurse Kala Hardy! Kala received her bachelor's degree in Biology at Edgewood College and went back for her Nursing degree at Alverno College. Kala comes to us from Milwaukee Health Department, and currently works part-time at Children's Hospital in Urgent Care. Her specialties include, inpatient rehab, labor & delivery, triage, postpartum, maternal/child, and urgent care. Kala is also a certified lactation counselor. Kala's hobbies include traveling, cooking, party planning, and spending time with her puppy and family! Kala's experience is a great asset to the health department and we are happy to have her on our team!
The North Shore Health Department partnered with several Shorewood clubs and groups to hold a combined First Ride and Bike Rodeo event. The weather was great and we had many kids and families participating in this combined bike safety event.  Watch our website for pictures and if you missed this one, plan to attend the bike rodeo in Glendale on May 19th.  For this one, we have an indoor venue if the weather is not as cooperative!   And you do not have to be a Glendale resident to join in the fun!   
Both of the North Shore Health Department offices will soon be "permanent helmet fitting stations" for anyone needing help getting their bike helmet to fit correctly. In addition, thanks to a grant and SafeKids, Southeast Wisconsin, a limited supply of bike helmets will be available at low cost ($10.00) for families- toddler through adult sizes will be offered, based on availability.  The recipient of the helmet must be present to be fitted in order to receive the helmet for $10.00.
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.
Tuesday, May 15th -7:30-9:00 a.m., Shorewood
Wednesday, May 16th 3:30-4:30 p.m., Brown Deer
Tuesday, May 29th 3:30-4:30 p.m., 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, May 16th - 8:00-10:00am- Brown Deer
Tuesday, May 22nd - 8:00-10:00am- Shorewood

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

Thursday, May 17th 11:30-12:00pm LX Club (WFB Women's Club, 600 E. Henry Clay St.)
Wednesday, May 23rd 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

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!

Holy Family Church Guardian Angel Run: Memorial Day
Click here for details and to registerGuardian Angel Run, May 28, 2018  
Run begins at 8:30 am
Kids fun run at 9:30
Come for the run and stay for the food!

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.

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.
For questions regarding the event, please contact Dan Carey (dan.carey516@gmail.com) or Sarah Chapman (sarahchapmanwilson@gmail.com).

Learn more about the North Shore Health Department and visit us at www.nshealthdept.org and like us on Facebook .
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Whitefish Bay School District
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  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

Who do you know that is graduating from WFB HS this year?  Your sitter?  Your neighbor?  Your favorite Sendiks Bagger?  The kids you coached in soccer?  Send them each a sweet Grad Gram message!  The WFBHS Parent Association is taking orders for Grad Grams from May 1 - May 31.  For $1 you can send a quick note that will be bound in a special book for each student and delivered at graduation practice.  Please see the attached flyer to participate in this very fun tradition that is a highlight for our WFB seniors .

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

Our club will celebrate its 60th anniversary on May 9 at a members' dinner. Since 1958 the Club has founded Riveredge Nature Center, established the Village as a Bird City, competed in Art-In-Bloom at the Milwaukee Art Museum, established Cahill Butterfly Garden and Lydell Recreating Center Garden, weeded Klode Park, advocated for no herbicides/pesticides in our parks, remembered neighbors through our Forget-Me-Not program, hosted our first Garden Walk in the Bay and begun a plan to improve the Silver Spring Outlook. 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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