Monday, July 22, 2019

2019 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
Official Newsletter
Message from the
Village President, Julie Siegel

The temporary Lake Drive closure and detour is Tuesday, July 23, 2019 (weather permitting). Check out the story below to view the detour route and more details. The Village appreciates your patience as we resurface Lake Drive. Also, don't forget the next Village Band concert this Wednesday at 7:00 pm at School House Park! To subscribe to our newsletter, click here .
Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing?
When is the Brush Chipper next scheduled for collection?
Brush will next be collected by Village crews this week. Brush should be placed in the parkway between the curb and the sidewalk. 

Can I still schedule an Open Book Appointment?
Yes, property owners who are interested in meeting with the Assessor to discuss their assessment notice should call 262-395-4447 to schedule an appointment.
Have a question?
The Village Hall phone number is 414-962-6690.
Village Meeting Agendas:
Last Week's Meetings:

  • Monday, July 15, 4:30 pm, Village Hall Board Room

  • Tuesday, July 16, 6:00 pm, Village Hall Board Room.
This Week's Meetings:

  • Tuesday, July 23, 6:15 pm, Village Hall Board Room

  • Thursday, July 25, 5:30 pm, Village Hall Board Room
Important - Lake Drive One Day Detour -
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - Weather Permitting:
The Village of Whitefish Bay is resurfacing the entire Village of Whitefish Bay limits of Lake Drive. This work began on Monday, July 8 and entails pavement milling and removal, utility structure adjustment, asphalt repaving and pavement striping. 

To accommodate this needed milling and resurfacing work, the following intersections will be completely closed for the day on Tuesday, July 23 (weather permitting):
  • Lake Drive / Marlborough Drive / Silver Spring Drive
  • Lake Drive / Henry Clay Street / Ardmore Avenue

The following roads will be marked as a detour route on Tuesday, July 23 (weather permitting):
School Road, Santa Monica Boulevard and Hampton Road (Local traffic will still be allowed on the remainder of Lake Drive).
Village Band Concert This Wednesday:
The Whitefish Bay Village Band's next concert will be on Wednesday, July 24 at School House Park across from the Whitefish Bay Public Library at 7:00 pm. Come join the band outside for music from Broadway, vocal groups of the past, marches, and other band music. This is the Village Band's 32nd Summer Concert Season. Come out and enjoy free music in the park!
New Parking Meters Coming Soon:
New Meters Will Accept Credit Card and App Payment:

Are you ever short on coins when trying to park on Silver Spring Drive? New parking meter upgrades are coming! This August, new POM ParkTel 2.0 meters will replace the old coin-only meters that are reaching end-of-life and are becoming difficult to repair and maintain.

The new parking meters will accept all major credit cards and will also accept payment via the ParkMobile app. In addition, the new meters will work with the MKE Park app. App payments will display immediately on the meter after payment is made. The meters will continue to accept coins.
A Brief History of Whitefish Bay:
Consaul Commons Open House - August 15:
Be a part of Community Placemaking! The Village of Whitefish Bay is currently underway on an important planning project for Consaul Commons. The plaza is located by the historic clock tower between The Bay Restaurant and Gerhard’s Kitchen and Bath Store (see highlighted blue area on map below). There will be an open house to present the concepts to the public on August 15th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Village Hall (5300 N. Marlborough Drive).

The Village will be seeking public input on the potential design and use of the outdoor space. You can provide input and keep up-to-date with the planning process by visiting: We welcome your input and involvement on creating a very special place in the heart of the village!
Events at the Whitefish Bay Public Library:
Wednesday, July 24:
Humans Vs. Zombi es, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, In this water balloon fight style game, humans will search for a cure hidden nearby and defend themselves while the zombies will attempt to turn humans into zombies. Water balloons will be supplied. Stay for pizza afterwards! Open to those entering grade 7 and up. Registration Required .
Thursday, July 25:
Thursday Fil ms, 6:00 pm, Bring a snack to eat and a soda to sip while you enjoy these free movies. On the Basis of Sex (PG-13, 2018, 120 minutes) Inspired by the powerful true story of a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg, On the Basis of Sex depicts a then-struggling attorney and new mother facing adversity in her fight for equal rights. When Ruth takes on a ground-breaking case, she knows the outcome could alter the courts' view of gender discrimination. Stronger together, Ruth teams up with her husband, Martin Ginsburg, to fight the case that catapults her into one of the most important public figures of our time. Program Information.
Tuesday, July 30:
Whitefish Bay TALKS: Apollo 11- One Giant Leap, a Series of Firsts, 1:00 pm, Marking the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing on July 20, 1969, hear astronaut Neil Armstrong recount the lead up to the first moon landing as well as the other “series of firsts” associated with that historic mission including the first color transmission from Earth and the first time a customs report was filled out from another planet! About the speaker: Nationally known actor, Terry Lynch specializes in historical portrayal to meet the needs of the young at heart who are never too old to learn something new about history’s most interesting, inspirational figures. Please Register.
Community Spotlight:
National Night Out:

Join us for the first joint North Shore National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6 at Parkway School in Glendale. The event kicks off at 5:00 pm. 

All of the North Shore's finest, from seven area communities, come together to present National Night Out featuring demonstrations, booths, food trucks, meet-and-greets, and entertainment. First-Responders and professionals will be on-hand including FBI agents, sheriffs, police, fire department personnel, search-and-rescue, and highway patrol to showcase equipment, tools, and vehicles. Free family event!
Garden Initiatives in the Bay (Part 5 of 5)

Cumberland Elementary PTO: In May, the Cumberland School PTO hosted a cleanup for families to weed the front walk, south parking field, and east building edge. Volunteers overhauled the raised garden bed, removing weeds and centralizing the scattered cup plant. Donuts and coffee were enjoyed by many amidst warm weather! Our focus is to remove invasive species and utilize our budget to plant natives over the summer. The plan is also to test the soil in the raised bed to see if it's viable for vegetables, per approval by Buildings & Grounds. Submitted by Stephanie R.A. Hacker and Kathleen Lucier.
Sounds of Summer is Just Around the Corner - Saturday, August 17:

Enjoy the last, lazy days of summer at Sounds of Summer on Saturday, August 17. The evening kicks off at 5:00 pm on Silver Spring Drive with an energetic performance by Boogie & the Yo-Yo’z (“The hottest party band in Wisconsin”) from 6:00 pm. to 10:00 pm.
North Shore Health Department:
News from the Health Department:

The North Shore Health Department (NSHD) reminds residents to take steps to stay cool and safe during this heat wave. Symptoms of heat-related illness:
  • Muscle cramping may be the first symptom.
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Strong or rapid pulse
  • Dizziness and even death

Infants, children, and individuals 65 or older are at a higher risk of developing heat related illness because they are less likely to notice and less able to moderate the change in their body’s temperature. Be aware of warning signs of dehydration for babies:
  • Dark urine or a child may have less urine in their diaper
  • A dry or sticky mouth
  • No tears when crying
  • Not appear active or playful
  • No appetite

Tips to reduce heat-related illness :
  • Stay cool – wear light clothing, reduce sun exposure, and stay in air-conditioned buildings as much as possible. Do not rely on fans as a primary cooling device. If your home does not have air conditioning, consider public places such as shopping malls, movie theaters, or libraries. During extreme heat events, local cooling centers may open. 
  • Take cool baths or showers and use wet towels on your skin to help you cool down. 
  • Stay hydrated – increase water intake and never wait until you are thirsty to drink fluids.
  • Limit dehydrating beverages – avoid alcohol and caffeinated beverages and those containing large quantities of sugar.
  • Check on at-risk individuals (elderly twice a day.
  • Wear lightweight, loose-fitting, light-colored clothing.
  • Never leave children, disabled persons, or pets in a parked car – even briefly.

Upcoming Immunization Clinics (Appointment Required)

Thursday, August 8,
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm,
Shorewood Office

Tuesday, August 13,
10:00 am to 11:00 pm,
Brown Deer Office

Upcoming Adult Health Clinics
(Appointment Required)

Tuesday, July 23,
8:00 am to 10:00 am,
Shorewood Office

Wednesday, August 21
8:00 am to 10:00 am,
Brown Deer Office

Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening 
(No Appointment Required)

Wednesday, July 24,
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm,
Shorewood Office

Wednesday, August 7,
12:15 pm to 1:00 pm,
Dolan Center
(4355 W Bradley Rd)

Thursday, August 15,
11:30 am to 12:00 pm,
LX Club (WFB Women’s Club, 600 E. Henry Clay St)
Contact the North Shore Health Department for appointments: 414-371-2980
Other Community Links:
Village of Whitefish Bay | Phone: 414-962-6690 | Fax: 414-962-5651