Monday, March 18, 2019

2019 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
Official Newsletter
Message from the
Village President, Julie Siegel
Thank You to our engaged residents for helping the Whitefish Bay Weekly e-Newsletter reach 2018 Constant Contact All-Star status! The annual award recognizes significant achievements using email marketing. To subscribe to our newsletter, click here.
Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing?
Have a question? The Village Hall phone number is 414-962-6690.
When does in-person absentee voting begin and end for the April 2, 2019 election?
  • In-person absentee voting begins this week on Monday, March 18 and ends Friday, March 29. The Village election information page has more info.

How can my child enter the WFB Civic Foundation Voice of the Bay Competition?
  • Eligible Whitefish Bay residents in 5th to 12th grade can submit a video by email showcasing their vocal talent. Check out the story below for more event details!
Village Meeting Agendas:
This Week's Meetings:
Last Week's Meetings:

Next Week's Meetings:
  • There are no Village meetings scheduled for next week.
  • Check out the Village Calendar for more information
Feature Story: Voice Of The Bay -
Entries Due This Friday!
The Voice of the Bay: Saturday, May 4, 2019

The Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation is excited to announce a new youth vocal competition “The Voice of the Bay” to coincide with Bay Day Events: Green Day in the Bay, Run the Bay, and Recycle Day in the Bay on Saturday, May 4th, 2019 at Klode Park.

Eligible Whitefish Bay residents in 5th to 12th grade can submit a video showcasing their vocal talent to VoiceoftheBay@wfbcivicfoundation.org. From these submissions, 10 finalists will be accepted into the competition to perform on the Green Day in the Bay entertainment stage before a judge’s panel of professional Milwaukee vocalists. Judges include Julie Brandenburg of Be Sound Music, Ally Hart of the Amplified Artist Sessions, and Tom Riddle of Stories Studio.

A grand prize package, which includes a complimentary studio recording session, will be awarded to one contestant for their outstanding vocal performance. There is a special performance prize, as a guest of the Amplified Artist Sessions, for one singer-songwriter who has at least 5-6 original songs in their repertoire and can accompany themselves on guitar or piano.

Video submissions are due no later than Friday, March 22. Details on submission guidelines can be found at www.wfbcivicfoundation.org. For general questions regarding the Voice of the Bay competition or the Green Day in the Bay entertainment schedule, contact Suzanne Singh at VoiceoftheBay@wfbcivicfoundation.org
Updates from Village Hall and Library:
2019 Library Writing Contest Winners:

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Friends of the Whitefish Bay Public Library Writing Contest. Click here to view the list of content winners! A public reception will be held on March 19 at 6:30 pm at the Library. Winners of the contest will be on hand to read their pieces.
2019 Utility Rates Reminder:

A 3% rate increase on the local sewer rate was effective January 1, 2019. Residents will see the increase on their next utility bill that is sent in April. The local sewer rate increased from $3.84 per 100 cubic feet to $4.95 per 100 cubic feet.
Circle Drive Street Light Project:
March 2019 Project Update:

The Village of Whitefish Bay Public Works Department is under contract with the construction company MP Systems for the Circle Drive Area Street Light Replacement Project. 

The new concrete street light poles were delivered the week of January 28, 2019. The remaining phase includes underground conduit boring work for the new street light poles and circuit. This last phase of the project requires an extended street light outage throughout the entire project construction area.

This outage began in early February 2019 and will continue for several more weeks until all of the new street light poles, lights, and conduit circuits have been installed and energized. The proposed project completion date to energize the entire new street light circuit per the contractor is April 5, 2019.  Click here fore more detailed project information.
Property Tax Reminder
2nd Installment Due March 31: How Do I Make a Payment?
By Mail (Preferred)

Make check payable to the Village of Whitefish Bay

Send check to Village of Whitefish Bay, 5300 N. Marlborough Drive, Whitefish Bay, 53217
24-Hour Night Depository

Located in entrance of Village Hall

Deposits made prior to midnight will be processed using that day’s date
In Person at Associated Bank
(430 E Silver Spring Drive,
Whitefish Bay, 53217)

Lobby Hours, Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

From the website, click “Online Payments” on bottom of page and select “Pay Property Taxes”

Enter Payment Type (real estate or personal property), Name and Address, and Card information 

User Fees Do Apply:
  • Credit Cards – 2.39% per Transaction, $1.50 minimum
  • Electronic Check - $1.50
What Happens if I Don't Pay On Time?

For any property tax bill where payment is not made timely, the bill is considered delinquent and the remaining balance is subject to interest and penalty. If a payment is missed, the installment plan is no longer available and the balance is due in full. 

Pursuant to Wisconsin State Statutes and Village of Whitefish Bay Municipal Code, delinquent property tax bills are charged 1.5% interest and penalty per month (in the calculation of interest and penalty, a partial month is considered a full month). Interest and penalty are charged retroactive to February 1, 2019. 
How Do I Obtain A Receipt?

Receipts can be obtained in one of three ways:
  1. Use the Village website, www.wfbvillage.org, receipts may be printed anytime at your convenience.
  2. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope with payment sent via mail or night deposit box. Receipts will not be sent if self-addressed stamped envelope is not included.
  3. Receive receipt at time of payment in person.
Events at the Whitefish Bay Public Library:
Monday, March 18
  • STEAM Storytime: If the Dinosaurs Came Back, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. What if the dinosaurs came back?? We’ll read the Bernard Most classic and explore dinosaurs with art projects, science experiments and brainstorming sessions. Grades K4 to K5. Registration Required.

Tuesday, March 19
  • Remembering When: Fire and Fall Prevention for Older Adults, 1:00 pm. During the program we'll answer: What hit television show was set during the Korean War? How often should you change the batteries in your smoke alarms? What singing legend brought rock-n-roll into popular culture? If your clothing catches fire, what should you do? Do you want to have fun while learning how to prevent fires and falls? Registration Encouraged.
North Shore Health Department:
News from the Health Department:

Did you know? March is National Nutrition Month! Nutrition is a key to better health. The North Shore Health Department recognizes the importance of good nutrition in its current (2015-19) Community Health Improvement Plan (accessible at https://www.nshealthdept.org in the “Reports” tab) as it relates to chronic disease prevention and control. In addition, our 2019-2023 Plan also includes Nutrition and Physical Activity as a priority area.

The following nutrition tips are shared from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  1. Eat Breakfast: Try a parfait of low-fat yogurt, fruit and whole grain cereal.
  2. Make Half Your Plate Fruits and Vegetables: Make 2 cups of fruit and 2 and ½ cups vegetables your daily goal. Experiment with different types-fresh, frozen and canned.
  3. Watch Portion Sizes. Get out the measuring cups and see how close your portions are to the recommended serving size.
  4. Drink More Water. Quench your thirst with water instead of drinks with added sugars. If you wait until you are thirsty to drink water, you may already be dehydrated.
  5. Enact Family Mealtime. Plan to eat as a family at least a few times each week. Turn off the TV and phones to encourage mealtime talk. Get the kids involved with meal planning and cooking and use this time to teach them about good nutrition.
  6. Slow Down at Mealtime. Don’t eat on the run. Try to sit down and focus on each bite. Dedicating time to enjoy the taste and textures of foods can positively affect your food intake.
Learn more about nutrition at the CDC’s website: https://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/ 
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (Appointment Required)

Tuesday, March 19, 7:30 am to 9:00 am, Shorewood Office

Wednesday, March 20, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, Brown Deer Office

Upcoming Adult Health Clinics
(Appointment Required)

Wednesday, March 20, 8:00 am to 10:00 am, Brown Deer Office

Tuesday, March 26, 8:00 am to 10:00 am, Shorewood Office

Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening (No Appointment Required)

Wednesday, March 27, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, Shorewood Office

Please call the North Shore Health Department for appointments at
414-371-2980.
Shorewood Health Department Office: 2010 E. Shorewood Blvd.

Brown Deer Health Department Office: 4800 W. Green Brook Dr.
Community Spotlight:
The Whitefish Bay Woman’s Club is hosting its first ever GAME NIGHT! Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Join the Women's Club for table games! This will be a fun evening at the club and a chance to gather friends and make new friends! Doors open at 6:30 pm. Games may include Bunko, Bridge, LRC (Left Right Center), Maj Jong, Sheepshead, or let us know your favorite game! Even if you don't know how to play, come and learn! Feel free to come as a group or come alone. 

RSVP with your name, number of people coming with you, and what game you prefer. RSVP to Ginger: 414-403-3956, Patty: 414-750-1216, or leave a message at the club 414-332-7781 (after 12:00 pm). We are also planning a "white elephant" gift exchange (optional). White elephant exchange gifts should be wrapped in newspaper or your choice. Like us on our Facebook page for more information about the club and this event.
Other Community Links:
Village of Whitefish Bay | Phone: 414-962-6690 | Fax: 414-962-5651