Monday, November 18, 2019

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

Please review the information below from the Police Department about winter parking and the reminder from DPW about loose leaf collection. To subscribe to our newsletter, click here.
Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing?
Does curbside leaf collection end this week? Yes! Curbside leaf collection ends on November 22, 2019 Bagged leaf collection begins November 25, 2019 and will continue into early-December (weather permitting). See below for more information.

What is the Holiday refuse and recycling collection schedule?  Click here for collection dates.

When is the Public Hearing for the 2019 Village Budget? The public hearing for the 2020 Whitefish Bay Village Budget on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the Village Board Room.
Have a question?
The Village Hall phone number is 414-962-6690.
Village Meeting Agendas:
Last Week's Meetings:

  • Monday, Nov. 11, 4:45 pm, Village Hall Board Room

  • Monday, Nov. 11, 6:30 pm, Village Hall Board Room

  • Tuesday, Nov. 12, 6:15 pm, Village Hall Board Room
This Week's Meetings:

  • Monday, Nov. 18, 6:00 pm, Village Hall Board Room

  • Tuesday, Nov. 19, 6:00 pm, Village Hall Board Room

  • Thursday, Nov. 21, 5:30 pm, Village Hall Board Room
Winter Parking Begins on December 1, 2019:
Winter parking begins on December 1, 2019. Winter overnight parking permits can be purchased beginning at 5:00 am on November 30, 2019 on the Whitefish Bay Parking WebpagePlease click here to view a list of winter overnight parking areas. Please Note that overnight parking permits are not valid during snow emergencies.
Update from the North Shore Fire Department:
Are You Prepared to be on the Roads This Winter?

As we continue this unseasonably cold start to winter, many of us have found that we are unprepared for how quickly it seems to have crept up on us. Therefore, we also likely have been caught off guard in preparing our vehicles with essential, and potentially life-saving, tools for weathering a break-down on the side of the road.  
In below-zero temperatures, our body can be slow to react, giving us little to no time to think through what we need to do to survive until help arrives. Preparing a simple cold-weather driving safety kit will ensure we’re safe if we find ourselves in the unfortunate circumstance of being stranded on the side of the road.

Your kit should include some essentials, like: A sturdy ice scraper and snow brush, small shovel for digging out if you find yourself stuck in deep snow drifts, large warm blanket, emergency flares or reflectors, small can or bag of rock salt, sand, or kitty litter to help gain traction, first aid kit, bottle of extra windshield washer fluid, a set of extra winter clothing (gloves, hat, sweatshirt, socks and sweatpants), hand warmers, flashlight, jumper cables, a few bags of non-perishable snacks, and a battery pack for charging a cell phone.

Our bodies rely on staying warm and dry for clear thinking. Therefore, if you find yourself outside trying to change a tire or repair your vehicle, it is best to change out of any wet clothing and into fresh and dry clothes to warm yourself more quickly. Likewise, keeping several pairs of hand and/or toe warmers in your kit will help to get your body back to temperature more quickly. Finally, while it can’t be stored in the car constantly, it is always best to travel with at least a bottle or two of water. Keeping hydrated also helps maintain body temperature - Captain Dan Tyk, EMS Manager, North Shore Fire/Rescue

For more safety tips, or to learn more about the programs and services offered by North Shore Fire/Rescue, visit  
Final Week of Curbside Leaf Collection:
Curbside leaf ends this week, be sure to get your leaves to the curb! Frequently asked questions about the curbside collection program can be found below: 

Where Do I Place My Leaves? Leaves should be placed in the curb of the street. Please place leaves away from storm inlets as leaf decay can clog storm sewers and add unwanted material to Lake Michigan.

Can I Throw Yard Waste In The Leaf Pile? The Village encourages property owners to throw certain yard waste material (plant material such as flowers and garden material, in the leaf piles to preclude a separate yard waste pick-up. Branches, sticks, and other woody material should not be placed with the leaves and should be left on the boulevard/parkway for chipping.

What if I have leaves or yard waste after this week?The DPW will pick-up bagged and containerized leaves or yard waste material until the first significant snow fall or through the first week in December. Leaves raked to the curb after the crews have made the final pass will not be collected and must be bagged or containerized.

What Does The Village Do With The Leaves? Most of the leaves are temporarily stored and composted at a DNR monitored site shared with the City of Glendale. In the spring, the composted piles are hauled away by a private sod grower and used as sod bedding material.
Whitefish Bay Holiday Stroll Is Next Week:
Event Information:

The 2019 Holiday Stroll returns to Silv er Spring Drive on Friday, November 29, 2019. Event Details:
  • Parade: Enjoy the annual holiday parade on Silver Spring Drive at 6:00 pm. 
  • Shopping: Holiday promotions and shopping specials will be offered throughout Black Friday throughout downtown Whitefish Bay. 
  • Entertainment:The evening features a tree lighting ceremony, music, gift baskets, and entertainment. Kids will enjoy pony rides, a live DJ, or a visit with Santa and his reindeer.  
Events at the Whitefish Bay Public Library:
Tuesday, November 19:
DIY Dog Toys , 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Make an upcycled toy for your furry friend. We'll provide the t-shirts! Don't have a dog? We'll also be collecting toys to donate to local animal rescue groups. Grades 3rd-5th. Registration Required.
Wednesday, November 20:
Cupcake Wars, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Sign up to compete in Cupcake Wars! Teens will decorate cupcakes based on a theme from a classic children's or young adult book. Cupcakes will be judged on presentation, creativity, and connection with the book. Grades 6+. Registration Required
Thursday, November 21:
Thursday Films, 1:00 pm, Bring a snack to eat and a soda to sip while you enjoy these free movies. They Shall Not Grow Old (R, 2018, 99 minutes). Through the lens of auteur Peter Jackson, anything can become magical. Although the First World War took place a century ago, Jackson's determination has brought it back to life once again. With brilliant cinematic techniques, as well as an appreciation for those who fought these unbelievably difficult battles, Jackson brings this forgotten world into bold relief. His extraordinary talent captures the madness and sheer scale of what was to become one of our great modern tragedies as human beings. No Registration required  
Thursday, November 21:
STEAM Storytime: A Pair of Socks, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Practice math skills and spatial reasoning at our sorting-themed storytime! We'll share the book A Pair of Socks and enjoy a special playtime too.  Grades K4-K5. Registration required.
Saturday, November 23:
Handmade Trophies, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Work together to make a handmade paper trophy for someone you love!  All ages. Registration required.
Community Spotlight:
Incoming 4-Year-Old Kindergarten Open House

Whitefish Bay resident children turning four on or before September 1, 2020 and their parents/guardians are invited to the 4K Open House at Richards and Cumberland School. 

  • Richards School – Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • Cumberland School – Friday, December 6, 2019  

The Open House will include a visit to a kindergarten classroom, story time in the library and information sessions with the principals. Click here for Incoming K4 Informational Material

In order to plan for this event, we ask that you to make a reservation. Please call our school offices: Richards School (414) 963-3951 or Cumberland School at (414) 963-3943 to RSVP. Childcare will be available at both schools for younger siblings during the Open House, please indicate your need for childcare when you call.
Milwaukee County Mental Health Board Meeting & Public Hearing

The Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division is having a public meeting receive input on the psychiatric crisis redesign and behavioral health services. The next meeting and public hearing of the Milwaukee County Mental Health Board is on Thursday, December 13, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. in the Zoofari Conference Center (10001 West Bluemound Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53226). For more information, visit our website.
North Shore Health Department:
Did you know? Data from the 2018 United Health Foundation’s annual health ranking placed Wisconsin as the worst state in the country for excessive drinking, with about 24 percent of adults reportedly drinking to excess.

Excessive alcohol consumption includes: binge drinking, heavy drinking (15+ drinks/week for men; 8+ drinks/week for women and any alcohol consumption by youth under 21 or pregnant women. Binge drinking is defined as 5+ drinks per occasion for men and 4+ drinks per occasion for women. An occasion is defined as 2-3 hours. The negative health, social, and economic impacts of these alcohol statistics are staggering. For instance, according to a 2018 study (The Burden of Binge Drinking in Wisconsin report) from the UW Population Health Institute at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, adult binge drinking in Wisconsin cost almost $4 billion a year, which is approximately $700 per Wisconsin resident. This included health related costs such as over 79,000 alcohol related hospitalizations and over 6,000 alcohol related automobile crashes.

The Health Institute report suggests many improvements that can be made on the local and state legislative fronts. A 2016 CDC publication provides recommendations that can be considered at the community level, such as stepping up the enforcement of laws that prohibit alcohol sales to minors and the regulation of alcohol outlet density, which is the number of places that sell alcohol in a defined geographic area. Visit the CDC website for more information.

Everyone can contribute to the prevention of excessive alcohol use. You can:
  • Choose not to drink too much yourself and help others not do it.
  • If you choose to drink alcohol, follow the U.S. Dietary Guidelines on moderate alcohol consumption (no more than one drink per day for women and no more than 2 drinks per day for men) 
  • Support effective community strategies to prevent excessive alcohol use, such as those recommended by the CDC and Wisconsin reports.
  • Not serve or provide alcohol to those who should not be drinking, including children or teens and those who have already drank too much.
  • Talk with your health care provider about your drinking behavior and request counseling if you drink too much.
  • Remember that your children are watching. Your drinking habits set a model that will be with them for the rest of their lives.
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (Appointment Required)

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

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

Upcoming Adult Health Clinics
(Appointment Required)

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

Tuesday, Nov. 26,
8:00 am to 10:00 am,
Shorewood Office

Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening 
(No Appointment Required)

Tuesday, Nov. 19,
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
WFB Sr. Center (5205 Lydell Avenue) 

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 11:00 am to 11:30 am
LX Club (WFB Women’s Club, 600 E. Henry Clay St.) 

Contact the North Shore Health Department for appointments:
Other Community Links:
Village of Whitefish Bay | Phone: 414-962-6690 | Fax: 414-962-5651