2018 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
News and Calendar

Monday, March 26, 2018

Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel:

Enjoy the first full week of spring. Please watch for an increase of kids on bikes and pedestrians now that it's nice out.

Julie Siegel
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Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing: (click on the underlined words for links)

When does Yard Waste Pickup start? Do I need to put my yard waste in a container?

Is there a sample ballot online for the Election on April 3?

When and where can I drop off medications to the Police Department ? Is there a special day or is it ongoing? 

I received a letter  about Water Service Lines   - what is this about and did it come from the Village?

Where do I sign up to find out more about Police Incidents ?

When is Recycle Day in the Bay?

Have a question?  The phone number to Village Hall is 414-962-6690.
Upcoming Events
Mon., Mar. 26 - Mar. 31

Mon., Mar. 26 - Thurs., Mar. 29
  • In-Person Absentee Voting 8:00am - 4:30pm
Thurs., Mar. 29
  • Refuse and Recycling scheduled for Friday, March 30 will be collected today in advance of the holiday on Fri., Mar. 30
Fri., Mar. 30
  • Village Hall  (Temporary Location at 155 W. Fairmount Ave.) Closed, Except for In-Person Absentee Voting 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Police Department Closed
Coming Soon:
Tues., April 3: Spring 2018 Election, Polls open 7:00am and close 8:00pm. Note special voting location at Woman's Club for Wards 5 and 6 only due to Village Hall construction.

As of October 2017, Village services are in a temporary location, located at the Department of Public Works, 155 W. Fairmount Ave., Whitefish Bay.

Due to the limited parking, space, and staff available at the temporary location, we are encouraging voters who wish to vote absentee to do so by mail . To request an absentee ballot be mailed to you, an application may be found under election information via our quick links section at  www.wfbvillage.org . Click Here for Absentee Ballot applicationYou may also request a ballot be mailed to you by emailing  [email protected].  If you have not previously provided a copy of photo ID, photo ID must accompany your application. All requests to vote by absentee must be received no later than 5:00pm on Thursday, March 29.

In-Person absentee voting continues in the temporary location Monday, March 26 and is open daily 8:00am - 4:30pm through Thursday, March 29.  Village offices are closed on Friday, March 30, however, in-person absentee voting will be available from 8:00am to 5:00pm. We encourage residents who wish to vote absentee to request a ballot by mail.  

For the 2018 Spring Election on April 3, residents in Ward 5 and 6 (Village Hall) will be voting at the Whitefish Bay Women's Club located at 600 E. Henry Clay St. All other Wards stay the same. Click here for Ward Map for 2018 Spring Election.

Election Workers Needed:

Being an election worker is a great way to serve your community, become part of the dedicated team that makes the election process easy, or to simply meet new people! Duties may include registering voters, monitoring voting equipment, or assisting voters with their ballots. It is a paid position with partial or full shifts available at all polling locations.
If you are interested in becoming an election inspector, please contact Deputy Clerk Caren Brustmann at [email protected] or (414) 962-6690 ext. 122.

  • Spring Primary Results from Feb., 20, 2018, by Ward: Click Here
  • Spring Election Day is Tuesday, Apr. 3, Polls are open 7am to 8pm. 
  • Where do I vote? Ward Map: Updated with temporary Ward 5 & 6 polling location: Click Here
Important Changes for Wards 5 & 6

ONLY Wards 5 & 6 have changed to the
Whitefish Bay Woman's Club
600 E. Henry Clay St., Whitefish Bay, WI 53217
Village Hall News, Meeting Agendas and Summaries

(Click on blue, underlined titles for Agenda and Packet Materials)

Village Hall and Police Services Closed Except for In Person Absentee Voting
Fri., Mar. 30, 155 W. Fairmount Ave., 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Summary of Last Week's Meetings
Mon., Mar. 19, 5:00pm, Whitefish Bay Library Program Room

Mon., Mar. 19, 6:00pm, Whitefish Bay Library Prorgram Room


2/13/18 Note about the Service Line Warranties of America Letter received by many residents of the Village:

If you have received a letter from Service Line Warranties of America regarding insuring your water service line, please be aware that this is not a Village-sanctioned communication. The Village of Whitefish Bay cannot recommend any particular coverage and pursuing this coverage is at your own discretion and risk. Please note that out of the Village's 4,500 water service lines, the Village averages 20 leaks per year. If the leak is on the Village's side, we repair our portion at no cost to you . There are informational resources regarding water services on our website here:

Residential Trash and Recycling Collection Program 
The Village Website Page for Trash and Recycling is here:

Trash and Recycling Program Hotline:  414-962-6690 Ext.495,  Email:  [email protected]  

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

New Cart Delivery and Old Cart Collection dates will be announced as soon as they are available. Old carts will be recycled when possible.

  New Program Cart Placement:
  • Ideally, carts will be placed along the parkway or on the carriage walk within three feet of the street, oriented with (closed) lids opening to street. Arrows on both Refuse and Recycling carts should point to the street or alley. Carts should be at least three feet apart from each other or any other obstacles (such as streetlights).

Placement of new Refuse cart (left) and existing Recycling cart (right) on the parkway or driveway apron. Arrows and lids face the street. Alley residents have no change in placement; need to orient carts with lid opening and arrows towards collection.
  • In order for the automated arm to reach each cart, a minimum of three feet between each cart is needed.
  • No extra items on or near the carts will be picked up with the regular collection.
  • New collection schedules will be provided in an Information Packet with the new refuse carts. Refuse pickup will remain weekly, while Recycling will increase to every other week when the program begins.
  • Special Pickup Guidelines will be outlined in the Information Packet attached to your new Refuse Cart upon delivery.
Trash and Recycling Program Hotline:  414-962-6690 Ext.495,  Email:  [email protected]  
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.

Yard Waste Pickup Yard Waste Pickup will begin the first week in April. All yard waste must be containerized. No grass clippings. Containers should not weigh more than 50 pounds.

Yard waste begins Mondays/Tuesdays starting on north end of Village (weekly)
Chipper begins Wednesdays/Thursdays starting on north end of Village (bi-weekly)

Emerald Ash Borer season is approaching and the Village will be maintaining ash trees in the public domain. In order to keep your own ash trees thriving, Kevin Kaegi, Public Works Superintendent and Arborist, offers these tips for the trees on your property.

Signs and Symptoms of an Emerald Ash Borer infestation:
  • Watch for symptoms of tree stress
    • First symptom ash trees suffer from is crown dieback, when the tops start to die off first, and dead branches are visible throughout the canopy beginning at the top - note ash trees also suffer this symptom when under stress from other problems as well - this is just generally the first sign of trouble for an ash
    • Epicormic Sprouting begins to occur as the tree grows new branches and leaves wherever they can, often in odd places like the base of the tree and trunk
    • Bark splits and Flecking - vertical splits in the bark as well as small chips of bark come off, especially when woodpecker feeding increases and strips of bark pop off the tree
  • Signs of larval activity in trees
    • Check for any D-shaped exit holes created by an adult emerald ash borer, about 1/8 inch in diameter

Click HERE for a complete list of symptoms, signs, and next steps for emerald ash borer recognition and prevention. 

If you feel you have a tree that may be at risk for emerald ash borer, contact a certified arborist for positive identification, diagnosis, and possible treatment or removal options.


Recycle Day in the Bay is Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 9:00am - 12:00noon
Dominican High School Parking Lot
5628 N. Bay Ridge Ave.

Home HazMat Collection 2018: Drop off your old and unused household hazardous waste to these locations on these dates. Also year-round locations listed: Click Here for MMSD HazMat Flyer: 

Village Hall Construction Update: Click here for the latest  Construction Update from Bray Architects regarding the status of the Village Hall and Police Department Renovations.

Streetlight Maintenance:
The Village is continuing to work on a "switch over/conversion" power source for the street lighting near Village Hall which has been affecting areas near Circle Drive, including Lexington, Birch and Lake Forest. Electrical Engineers are working on the switch over for the next week. We appreciate your patience during this maintenance.


The Whitefish Bay Public Works Department continues its annual public sanitary sewer main cleaning and televising that began on January 10, 2018. 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 have any questions on this program, feel free to contact Kevin Kaegi, Public Works Superintendent, at 414-962-6690 ex. 301 or [email protected].

Green Tree Road Construction Alert:

In April, construction will begin on the bridge on Green Tree Road. For more information, see the full project overview and images here:

March 18-24 is National Poison Prevention Week. This week provides an opportunity to highlight the dangers of poisonings for people of all ages.  More than 90% of poisonings occur in the home, especially in places like the bathroom, bedroom and kitchen. Educating ourselves as well as our children is the best way to help prevent poisonings.
Prevention Tips
  • Keep medicines in their original containers and properly labeled.
  • Have a working carbon monoxide detector.
  • Wash skin after dealing with chemicals including art products, antifreeze, or cleaning solutions.
  • Wash hands and counters before and after preparing food.
  • Always use clean utensils while cooking and serving food.
  • Check insect repellent labels for DEET, a chemical that can be poisonous in large quantities.
  • Keep all chemicals, medicines, and potentially harmful substances out of reach of children.
  • Program the Poison Help Hotline (800-222-1222) into your phones.
To learn more about poisoning prevention and what to do in case of a poisoning, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's website at: https://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/poisoning/preventiontips.htm
To look up a specific item: https://www.poisonhelp.org/help

Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.
Tuesday, April 10th -10-11:00 a.m., Brown Deer
Thursday, April 12th -3-4:30 p.m., Shorewood
Tuesday, April 17th -7:30-9:00 a.m., 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.
Tuesday, March 27th - 8:00-10:00am- Shorewood

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

Wednesday, March 28th-3:30-4:30 p.m., Shorewood Office
Tuesday, April 10th -1:30-2:30 p.m., WFB Sr. Center (5205 Lydell Avenue)
Thursday, April 19th- 12:30- 1:00pm,  LX Club (WFB Women's Club, 600 E. Henry Clay St.) 
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

The Whitefish Bay Police Department will begin using a new overnight parking system beginning Saturday, March 31, at 5:00 AM. The link for the website to request overnight parking permission can be located at www.wfbvillage.org in the Parking Permits section.  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. 
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.


Medication Drop Off Information

The Police Department is Not accepting Medication Drop Off in the Temporary Location at 155 W. Fairmount Ave., or at Recycle Day in the Bay on Saturday, May 5.  However, they will be accepted for one day on Saturday, April 28, from 10:00am - 2:00pm.

Whitefish Bay will participate in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 28th. Items will be accepted from 10 am - 2 pm at the Temporary Village Hall/PD location, 155 W. Fairmount Ave, Whitefish Bay. No drop offs will be accepted any other time.
The temporary facility we are in does not allow for storage of the items that we collect that day and in the past the location and volume of people offered us little control of what we accepted.  We ended up with syringes and other items that were very hard to dispose of. 


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

Community Links

Merchants of Whitefish Bay
Watch  the website and  Facebook Page  for exciting events on Silver Spring D rive! 

Holy Family Church Guardian Angel Run

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.

Midwest Pesticide Action Center

Click here for more information about  Green Day in the Bay, May 5

Run the Bay!  Saturday, May 5, 2018!
Looking for runners and walkers for a 5K or 10K community run or walk on Saturday, May 5th.  Proceeds support Whitefish Bay's Education Foundation.   
  • Adult 5K - $25
  • Adult 10K - $30
  • Kids Run (12 & under) - $10
Register by midnight on Sunday, April 22 to guarantee your t-shirt!
Join us for this fun family event!!
Go to RunTheBay.org to register or for more information! 

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 Event to raise funds to renovate the Fitness Center at Whitefish Bay High School
Tickets on Sale Now
Saturday, April 21, 2018, WFB High School Field House
RSVP by April 12 to 
5:45pm - Midnight
Country Band, Food Trucks, Line Dancing, Microbrews, Wine Pull, Silent and Live Auctions, Raffle

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

Duke Pride: Save the Date: Bayfest, Saturday, April 21, 2018. 5:45pm - Midnight at the Whitefish Bay High School Field House. Tickets on sale March 3 at www.bayfit2018.org. $85/person. Country Band, Food Trucks, Microbrews, Line Dancing, Wine Pull, Silent and Live Auctions, Raffle. RSVP by Thursday, April 12, 2018, or register in person at the Whitefish Bay Recreation Department, Mon - Fri, 8am - 6:30pm. 
Take the Midwest Grows Green Challenge and learn how to maintain your lawn without chemicals!
Hosted By:     The Midwest Pesticide Action Center
                       Healthy Communities Project
Where:             Klode Park, Whitefish Bay
When:             Sunday, April 29th, Noon - 2 pm
Thanks to the collaborative efforts of Healthy Communities Project, the Village of Whitefish Bay, Whitefish Bay School District and Whitefish Bay Garden Club, the Village of Whitefish Bay has used natural lawn care practices at Klode Park since 2013. This safe, sustainable approach restores soil and grass health, protects Lake Michigan from polluted runoff, and reduces fertilizer and water usage over time.
The Midwest Pesticide Action Center of Chicago and Healthy Communities Project of Whitefish Bay welcome you to join us for a family-friendly afternoon of interactive educational games, presentations and demonstrations designed to provide everything you need to know to create a healthy, natural and beautiful home lawn. The event will conclude with a raffle for Patagonia items.
Please contact Amy Joyce at 414-708-8330 for additional information.

PLAY BALL Fundraiser for Whitefish Bay Little League
Whitefish Bay Little League is proud to announce its annual Play Ball Fundraiser will be held Friday Night April 27, 2018 at the Whitefish Bay Women's Club.  The Play Ball Fundraiser is Whitefish Bay Little League's only fundraiser of the year and is a perfect season-opening bash to celebrate the beginning of another baseball season.  Play Ball is open to the public and will feature:
  • Live music
  • Beer, wine, and food (included in the ticket price)
  • Over 30 silent and live auction items thanks to our many local businesses and sports organizations.  
  All proceeds benefit Whitefish Bay Little League and the over 500 children and 400 families that play, support, and represent Whitefish Bay baseball.  Whitefish Bay Little League is a non-profit organization that operates solely on revenue from league registration fees, fundraisers, and concessions.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at  WFBLL.com for $40 or at the door for $50.  Play Ball doors open at 6:30pm and close at midnight.  Please join us in celebrating youth baseball in Whitefish Bay!  See you on April 27!

Election Site for Wards 5 & 6 on Tues., Apr. 3 for Election

Feb. Knitting dates (changed due to conflicts this month -  election and mardi gras) other events):  Tuesday February 27, 2018, 10:00am - 12:00pm.

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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