2017 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
News and Calendar
Monday, November 20, 2017

Welcome to Monday Morning delivery of the 
Official Village Newsletter

Village Hall Renovation Project Breaks Ground

 
Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel:

Welcome to this week's Village Newsletter.  

The Village Newsletter is moving to Mondays beginning  November 20.

Happy Thanksgiving - enjoy this time with family and friends.

Best,
Julie Siegel
 
 
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Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing:

What is the Holiday trash pickup schedule?

 

When is the last leaf collection pickup?

 

Who's open on Thanksgiving? The day after?

 

Where do I pay my property taxes now that Village Hall is under renovation?

Upcoming Events
Mon., Nov. 20 - Mon., Nov. 27

Mon., Nov. 20
Tues., Nov. 21
  • Holiday Trash Pickup Notice: Trash regularly collected on Thursday, Nov. 23 will be picked up today. 
     
  • Whitefish Bay Library - Strategies for Social Security,  6-8 pm Strategies for Social Security and Retirement Income is a class designed to help accomplish the most prevalent goal among retirees - to not run out of money. This class will provide education on the varying methods of filing for Social Security and inform of strategies that can be used to optimize it. The class will also provide a process one might use to calculate what their retirement income need is and introduce a few options on structuring income in retirement. Strategies for Social Security and Retirement Income will help answer questions such as: How are my Social Security benefits calculated and taxed? How can I maximize my Social Security Income? How do I calculate how much I need to retire? How can I ensure myself not to run out of money?
Wed., Nov. 22
  • Holiday Trash Pickup Notice - Trash regularly collected on Friday., Nov. 24 will be picked up today.

Thurs., Nov. 23
  • ThanksgivingThanksgiving: Village Hall Closed. Whitefish Bay Library Closed. 
Fri., Nov. 24
  • DayAfterThanksgivingVillage Hall Closed. Whitefish Bay Library Open.  
     
  • Whitefish Bay Library 10:00am Walk-In Storytime   This all ages storytime does not require registration. Drop-in for stories, songs, and more!
Mon., Nov. 27
  • Weather permitting, the chipper will resume collection the week of November 27.
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:


Mon., Nov. 13, 7:30am, WFB Public Library Program Room

Mon., Nov. 13, 6:00pm, Whitefish Bay Public Library Program Room, 5420 N Marlborough Dr.

Nov. 15, 2017, 7:30 PM @ Cahill Park Warming House

Nov. 16, 2017, 5:30 PM @ Whitefish Bay Public Library - Program Room

HolidaypickupHoliday Garbage and Recycling  Pickup Day Changes:

Thurs., Nov. 23 garbage and recycling collections will occur on Tues., Nov. 21
Fri., Nov. 24 garbage and recycling collections will occur on Wed., Nov. 22  
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
Groundbreaking
Village Hall Groundbreaking Ceremony: Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017

Village Manager, Paul Boening, and Consultant and former Village Manager, Steve Sheiffer


The Village Hall Building Committee: Jen Amerell, Joel Oestreich, Caren Brustmann, John Edlebeck, Michael Young, Daniel Rossman, Patrick Whitaker


Trustee Garry Davis, Village President Julie Siegel, Trustee Tara Serebin

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 will occur on Tues., Nov. 21
Fri., Nov. 24 garbage and recycling collections will occur on Wed., Nov. 22  
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
  • Crews will be collecting leaves curbside the week of November 13-17. To ensure your leaves and yard waste are collected please place materials on the pavement in the curb in gutter by Monday morning, Nov. 13, at 7am.
     
  • There will be no leaf collection the week of November 20 due to Thanksgiving. However, 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. Materials will not be collected the week of November 20. The chipper will resume collection 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 
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.

TrashTrash and Recycling Program Changes

You are invited to attend the upcoming Public Works Committee Meetings which will address changes to the Trash and Recycling Programs.

Meeting #1: Topic: Cart Size and Regulations
Public Meeting at 6:00pm on Mon., Nov. 13, in the Program Room at the Whitefish Bay Public Library. Recommendations will be made to the Village Board and are an agenda item on the Mon., Nov. 20 VB 7pm meeting agenda.

There is website information here 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. 

 

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 vehicle 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 them. 
  
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 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  


The American Cancer Society has set aside the third Thursday of November for the Great American Smokeout event. This event encourages smokers to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance to stop smoking that day. By quitting, even for 1 day, smokers will be taking an important step toward a healthier life and reducing their cancer risk. Take the first step this week.
 
Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers, and is the leading cause of cancer death among men and women. You can lower your risk of lung cancer by quitting smoking, getting your home tested for radon, avoiding exposure to cancer causing chemicals, and eating a healthy diet with a lot of fruits and vegetables. Some common symptoms of lung cancer include:
  • A cough that does not go away/coughing up blood
  • Chest pain/shortness of breath
  • Weight loss
  • Infections (bronchitis, pneumonia) that keep coming back
The best way to reduce your risk of lung cancer is to quit smoking. About 36.5 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, and tobacco use is the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States. Quitting smoking has immediate and long-term benefits at any age.
Call the Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line at 1-800-QUIT NOW (800-784-8669) for more information and resources on quitting.
 
For more information on lung cancer visit www.cancer.org
 

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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/
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Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.

Tuesday, November 21st  -7:30-9 a.m.-Shorewood
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
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, November 15th - 8:00-10:00am- Brown Deer
Tuesday, November 28th - 8:00-10:00am- Shorewood

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
 
Thursday, November 23rd -3:30-4:30 p.m.- Shorewood office
Wednesday, December 6th - 12:15 1:00 pm - Lois and Tom Dolan Community Center, Brown Deer

 
Community Links



Holiday Stroll BID Event Nov. 24, 5-8pm along Silver Spring Drive  -  Parade at 6pm 

Kiwanis ClubThe 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".




Holiday Schedule:
11/23 Thanksgiving Closed
11/24 Friday, November 24  OPEN

 



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

Thankful to be "In the Community For the Community" Happy Thanksgiving to all the "55 and Better"!

 

THANK YOU WFB FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT
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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