2017 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
News and Calendar

Sun., Dec. 24, 2017

Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel:

Welcome to this week's Village Newsletter.  

Enjoy the lifted parking restrictions over the holidays as we welcome home family and friends. 
Julie Siegel
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Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing:

What are the Holiday Hours for the Village, Police and Library?

When are the Parking Restrictions Lifted for Holiday Guests?

What is the Holiday Trash and Recycling Pickup Schedule ?

Where do I  pay my Property Taxes  now that Village Hall is under renovation?
Upcoming Events
Sun., Dec. 24- Mon., Jan 1, 2018

Sat., Dec. 23
Sun., Dec. 24  
  • WFB Library Closed
holidayhoursMon., Dec. 25  
  • Village Hall Closed, Police Department Closed, WFB Library Closed
  • Trash pickup on this date will be rescheduled to Wed., Dec. 27
  • Parking Restrictions Lifted for Holiday - See Below
Tues., Dec. 26 
  • Village Hall Closed, Police Department Closed
  • Trash pickup on this date will be rescheduled to Thurs., Dec. 28
Wed., Dec. 27
  • Holiday Trash picked up today for Monday customers
Thurs., Dec. 28
  • Holiday Trash picked up today for Tuesday customers
  • WFB Library 10:00-11:00am  Perler Bead Crafting
    3rd-8th grade. Registration begins December 1st. Make some great Perler Bead creations at this program! We'll have patterns for you to use but you can also bring your own.
Sat., Dec. 30
  • WFB Library 11:00am-12:00pm New Years Eve Eve Dance Party. All ages. No registration required. Practice ringing in the new year at our dance party! We'll have hats to wear, musical instruments to make, and songs for dancing.
Sun., Dec. 31
  • WFB Library Closed
Mon., January 1, 2018
  • Happy New Year from the Village of Whitefish Bay!
  • Village Hall Closed, Police Department Closed, WFB Library Closed
Important Property Tax Billing and Utility Billing Information
Important 2017 Property Tax Payment Information:

Summary of property tax payment information for 2017: 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 - processed daily)
2) In person at Associated Bank 430 E Silver Spring Dr.
3) Online at  www.wfbvillage.org

Find in-depth information about Payment here:  http://www.wfbvillage.org/286/Property-Taxes.

Property Tax bills were mailed to residents 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, 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.  All water utility customers will be on the sam e quarterly billing cyc le 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 News, Meeting Agendas and Summaries

Village Hall and Police Department closed Mon., Dec. 25, Tues., Dec. 26, and Mon., Jan. 1.

Summary of Last Week's Meetings:

Mon., Dec. 18, 6:00pm, WFB Public Library Program Room, 5420 N. Marlborough Dr.
  • Established Teardown/Rebuild Review Committee. For more information click HERE
  • Approved Exemption Application for Trash and Recycling Program
Tues., Dec. 19, 4:00pm, WFB Public Library Program Room, 5420 N. Marlborough Dr.

Historic Preservation Commission
Wed., Dec. 20, 7:00pm, Cahill Park Warming House, 1001 E. Fairmount Ave.

Village Holiday Hours:
Village Hall (Temporary Location) including Police Department will be closed Mon., Dec. 25 and Tues., Dec. 26, and January 1, 2018.

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. All services will reopen Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017.

Village Hall Renovation  Relocation Details available  here


Holiday Garbage and Recycling  Pickup Day Changes:

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

A new social host law went into effect in Wisconsin on December 11th, 2017. In Wisconsin, the term "social host" describes an adult (age 18 or older) who allows or fails to take action to prevent underage drinking in a location they own, rent occupy, and control. The new law reduces youth access to alcohol by making it illegal for an adult to provide a location for underage drinking anywhere in Wisconsin. It applies to:
  • Adults (age 18 and older)
  • Who "knowingly permit" or "fail to take action to prevent" underage drinking
  • On property the adult owns and occupies OR
  • Occupied by the adult and under their control such as homes, hotels, campgrounds, cabins, etc.
A first offense violation carries a $500 fine.  Like driving under the influence, the first offense is not a crime. Subsequent offenses within a certain time period can also include imprisonment - ranging from 30 days to up to 9 months.  There are exemptions to the law which include:
  • Alcohol provided as part of a religious service; and
  • Alcohol served to underage persons accompanied by their parent, guardian, or spouse of legal drinking age
Underage drinking is a serious public health concern and the consequences can affect everyone regardless of age or drinking status. There are community programs to help reduce underage drinking such as Parents Who Host, Lose the Most.  This program educates parents about the health and safety risks of providing alcohol to teenagers and increases awareness of and compliance with underage drinking laws. Visit https://preventionactionalliance.org to learn more.
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.

Wednesday, December 20th - 3:30-4:30 p.m., Brown Deer 
Tuesday, January 9th - 10:00-11:00am- Brown Deer
Thursday, Jan. 11th -3:00-4:30 p.m., Shorewood      
Tuesday, Jan. 16th -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.

Wednesday, December 20th - 8:00-10:00am- Brown Deer 
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)
Wednesday, December 27th 3:30-4:30 pm- Shorewood 
Wednesday, January 3rd - 12:15 1:00 pm - Lois and Tom Dolan Community Center, Brown Deer
Tuesday, January 23rd - 1:30-2:30pm- Lydell Community Center

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

Village Hall and Police Department operations will be shared with DPW at their location at 155 W Fairmount Ave at Lydell until Fall 2018. 

Holiday Hours: Closed Mon., Dec. 25 and Tues., Dec. 26, and January 1, 2018.
Holiday Garbage and Recycling Pickup Day Changes:
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, Yard Waste and Chipper Pickup Information
  • All leaf, yard waste and chippable wood collection has ended for 2017. Please note that leaves are not considered recyclable material and should not go in the blue bins or carts.
  • All residents can dispose of  leaves and yard waste at the shared Village's transfer station at 3801 N Morris Blvd in Shorewood. The transfer station is open from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm on the first Saturday of the month. The next such Saturday day for bringing items such as yard waste, leaves and chippable items is Saturday, January 6, 2018. Some fees apply, no hazardous materials allowed - see their website here.  
blackdotQuestion: Why is there a black dot on some trees in the Village?

Answer: The trees with the black dot are slated for seasonal pruning by contractors in January. The black dot is made with tree-friendly pruning seal. All public right-of-way trees are pruned and maintained by the Village.

Recycling Information 
TrashTrash and Recycling Program Changes begin May of 2018

Proper curbside placement of trash cart 
All Residents will receive a letter and a response card in early January with more information on how to apply for a smaller cart or an exemption application for special, up-the-drive service. 

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

Sample Trash Carts (95-gallon standard cart and smaller 65-gallon cart) are on display at the Whitefish Bay Village Public Library Front Hall and can be accessed during library hours.
Village Board Approved Exemption Application: Monday, Dec. 18.

Next Public Works Committee Meeting Monday, January 8, 2018, 6:00pm, WFB Library Program Room.
Agenda will be posted closer to the meeting, but will likely include a review of  Communications planning of Trash and Recycling Program, as well as rules and regulations discussion such as  Special Pickups, Winter Collection, and Cart marking.

Discussed exemptio n application process for automated curbside trash collection  requirements. Recommended Exemption Application and process to Village Board for adoption on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017.

Village Website Page dedicated to Trash and Recycling Program:  http://www.wfbvillage.org/trashrecycle

One-Page Trash and Recycling FAQ Handout: 

Trash Talk - One Term a Week:
Exemption Application: An application form for special up-the-drive service for trash pickup. Applications are not yet available, but a request may be made to receive this application on the response card coming in the mail to all households in January.

The Police Department of Whitefish Bay reminds everyone that Whitefish Bay's overnight parking restrictions are lifted for the upcoming holiday season. Overnight permissions are not needed starting 12am Saturday, December 23, 2017, through 5am on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, and from 12am Saturday, December 30, 2017, through 5am Tuesday,  January 2, 2018.
Overnight parking permission can only be obtained online here: http://telephonemessagecenter.com/wfb/form/ or through the link for overnight parking permission found on the Village website at https://www.wfbvillage.org/189/Parking .
While the overnight parking restrictions are lifted, we would like to remind those of you who will be parking on the street overnight that you are still required to adhere to all other relevant signage that pertains to parking (i.e. winter parking restriction zones, loading zones, fire lanes, etc.).
Have a safe and happy holiday season!

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. 

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 a new Amazon lockbox option at Whole Foods on Prospect Avenue in Milwaukee.

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

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".


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

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