2017 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
News and Calendar

Monday, December 18, 2017

Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel:

Welcome to this week's Village Newsletter.  

Safe travels for those of you heading out this week to see family and friends.
Julie Siegel
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Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing:

What is the meaning of the  Black Dot  painted on some trees?

Where do I pay my Property Taxes now that Village Hall is under renovation?
What are the Holiday Hours for the Village, Police and Library?

What is the Holiday Trash and Recycling Pickup Schedule ?

Upcoming Events
Mon., Dec. 18 - Mon., Dec. 25

Mon ., Dec. 18
Tues., Dec. 19
Wed., Dec. 20
  • Historic Preservation Commission, 7:00pm, Cahill Park Warming House, 1001 E. Fairmount Ave 
Fri., Dec. 22
  • WFB Public Library  12:00noon-1:30pm  Hack Your Hot Cocoa. It's the return of Hack Your Hot Cocoa! Celebrate early release day with a hot cocoa and cider bar. Choose from our suggested recipes or make your own. Ingredients and lunch supplied. No Registration Required. 6th-12th grade.
  • WFB Public Library 12:00-1:00pm Tea Time Book Club  
closures Sun., Dec. 24
  • Whitefish Bay Library Closed
Mon., Dec. 25  
  • Village Hall Closed, Police Department Closed, Library Closed
  • Trash pickup on this date will be rescheduled to Wed., Dec. 27
Tues., Dec. 26 
  • Village Hall Closed, Police Department Closed
  • Trash pickup on this date will be rescheduled to Thurs., Dec. 28
Important Property Tax Billing and Utility Billing Information
PropertyTax 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 are sent 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

This Week's Meetings:

Mon., Dec. 18, 6:00pm, WFB Public Library Program Room, 5420 N. Marlborough Dr.

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.

Summary of Last Week's Meetings:
Mon., Dec. 11, 6:00pm, WFB Public Library Program Room, 5420 N. Marlborough Dr. 
Committee Agenda items included Trash and Recycling Exemption Application Details.

Wed., Dec. 13, 6:15pm, WFB Public Library Program Room, 5420 N. Marlborough Dr.
All items passed.

Mon., Dec. 18, 6:00pm, WFB Public Library Program Room,  5420 N. Marlborough Dr. 

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

NOTE LOCATION: Village Hall and the Police Department have relocated to the DPW, 155 W. Fairmount Ave, Whitefish Bay, WI (Fairmount and Lydell) through fall 2018.  There is a drop-box at this location for Village-related correspondence.

Village Hall Renovation  Relocation Details available  here

HolidaypickupHoliday 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
TrashTrash and Recycling Program Changes

Proper curbside placement of trash cart 
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.
Monday, Dec. 18, 6:00pm, WFB Library Program Room. The agenda includes discussion regarding the Exemption Application.

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 Word a Week:
Cart-to-Curb: Carts should be placed so they open to the street, approximately three feet from the curb or alley edge.  The new program involves bringing the cart to the curb, just like recycling.

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, limited window access, drop box outside, wheelchair accessible.
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 

The North Shore has a high percentage of residents age 65 and older. According to the 2010 US census, 17.3% of North Shore residents fall into that age category, compared to 11.5% in Milwaukee County and 13.8% in Wisconsin. The North Shore Health Department (NSHD) supports older adults in our community with several programs and services.
  1. Remembering When group presentations: NSHD partners with North Shore Fire/Rescue (NSFR) to provide group presentations, as developed by the National Fire Protection Association. Some presentation topics cover Preparedness, First Aid, and How to Get the Most from Your Doctor Visit. Contact us if you would like a presentation tailored to your group.
  2. Remembering When home safety assessments: These assessments include a home safety (including fire risk) assessment by a member of NSFR and a functional fall risk assessment by a registered nurse from the NSHD. The functional fall assessments, based on the CDC's STEADI Toolkit, can be done in the home or either health department office, by appointment.
  3. Blood pressure screenings: NSHD nurses provide blood pressure monitoring at community locations each month. visit www.nshealthdept.org/clinics for clinic dates/times.
  4. Homebound flu Immunizations: NSHD provides flu shots for older adults and others unable to leave home to get this important yearly vaccine.
  5. Referrals: NSHD may provide referrals/resources in response to calls from an older adult, the older adult's family or based on a referral from NSFR. Some resources include Community Based Waiver programs, home delivered meals, Interfaith programs, congregate meals and in-home supportive services.
The NSHD is currently exploring additional program opportunities that will benefit the older adults in our community.   These may include the Stepping On program--an evidence based program aimed at reducing the incident of falls among older adults, and a community-wide survey to identify barriers to healthy aging in the North Shore. 
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.

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
Tuesday, January 9th - 10:00-11:00am- 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.

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)
Tuesday, December 12th - 1:30-2:30pm- Lydell Community Center
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

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! Menorah Lighting at 401 E. Silver Spring Dr. continues through Tuesday, Dec. 19. 
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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