Monday, June 1 2020

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

As we move into the construction season please remember to be careful, slow down, and pay extra attention when driving around all construction zones. Click here for a list of 2020 Department of Public Works spring/summer projects. To subscribe to our newsletter,  click here.
Why Is The Village Hall Phone Ringing?
When does Overnight Parking Enforcement begin? Overnight parking enforcement will begin TONIGHT (Monday, June 1, 2020 into Tuesday, June 2, 2020). Permits can be purchased online.

I missed the property tax deadline, can I still pay? Yes, the last day to pay any outstanding balances on 2019 tax bills is July 31. After July 31, all outstanding 2019 tax balances are transferred to Milwaukee County and payment will no longer be accepted at the Village.
Have a question? Send us an email or give us a call at 414-962-6690.
Village Meeting Agendas:
This Week's Meetings:

  • Monday, June 1, 6:00 pm, Virtual GoToMeeting

  • Thursday, June 4, 5:30 pm, Virtual GoToMeeting
Last Week's Meetings:

  • Wednesday, May 27, 4:00 pm, Klode Park Beach

For other meeting agendas and minutes, please visit the Agenda Center page on the Village Website.
Refuse and Recycling Reminders:
Proper Cart Placement for Refuse and Recycling:
  • All household domestic waste (i.e. bagged trash/garbage) must be put inside carts for collection.
  • Only Village Carts for Refuse and Recycling may be used.
  • All recycling goes in the blue recycling cart 
  • All refuse goes in the gray refuse cart 
  • Required cart placement is on the parkway, driveway apron, or outside alley garage with lid closed
  • Carts should open towards the street or alley with the handle toward the house
  • Carts should be placed at least three feet apart from each other and any other obstruction on both sides of cart, and a maximum of three feet from the curb
  • Additional carts (refuse and recycling) are available for sale for $75 each. Click here to download the cart order form. Contact Erin Granstrom at 414-962-6690 ext. 119 with questions.

Important Documents:



Special Refuse Pickups:
  • Free special pickup of non-domestic waste item under 4’x4’x7’ (e.g., end table or chair). You do not need to call this in, and can place item in the refuse carts (if possible) or next to the cart for free on collection day.
  • Paid special refuse pickup of non-domestic waste over 4’x4’x7’ and under 5’x5’x15’ (e.g., large sectional sofa). Please call 414-962-6690 to schedule this pickup. The cost is $45 and is paid at Village Hall.

Forbidden Items:
  • No grass clippings, contractor waste, or styrofoam peanuts are allowed in refuse or recycling.
  • No dirt or grass clippings are allowed in yard waste.
  • Only dried latex paint is allowed in refuse. Please remove lid and place dried latex cans next to the gray refuse cart. No other types of paint are acceptable in refuse or recycling. 

Shorewood Drop Off Site Opens Soon!
Summer Recreation Department Info:
Virtual Summer programs!

Whitefish Bay Recreation is pleased to share with the community our virtual recreation programs we have put together for the summer. In the flyer, you will find information for youth sports camps, fitness programs, enrichment, and STEM classes.

Please be sure to visit our Virtual Recreation Center to learn more about these and other great programs we will be offering all summer! Visit the virtual recreation center page for more info.
North Shore Health Department Job Opening:
The North Shore Health Department is seeking a nurse with experience in a public health or school setting to fill the role of COVID-19 Response Nurse.

Under the direction of the Health Director/Officer, the COVID-19 Response Nurse will assist NSHD with identifying confirmed, probable, and suspect cases of COVID-19, as well as assisting with contact investigation of individuals exposed to positive cases. See the full job description: Click Here
Updates from the Department of Public Works:
Job Opening - Collector/Service Worker:

The Village of Whitefish Bay Department of Public Works is seeking applicants to fill the position of full-time Collector/Service Worker. This position shall perform automated refuse and/or recycling collection and other general labor tasks. Hourly rate starts at $23.21/hour with a 6 year pay increase plan and excellent benefits. Click here to learn more and apply! DEADLINE TO APPLY is 6/3/20 at 4:00 pm.
Job Opening - Foreman:

The Village of Whitefish Bay is looking to fill the position of full-time Foreman. This position is a paid hourly, skilled, first level supervisory position for the Department of Public Works. In addition to performing general maintenance, repair and construction tasks as directed, the foreman shall direct and supervise a crew or several crews and/or outside contractors on specific job assignments. Starting hourly rate pay range is $31.85 to $35.12. Click here to learn more and apply! DEADLINE TO APPLY is 6/3/20 at 4:00 pm.
Updates From Village Hall:
Village Hall Status: Village Hall reopened to the public last week. The Village is using plexiglas screens, social distancing signage/markings, and entrance signage for safety purposes. The majority of public meetings will remain virtual until June.

Online Fees: Online credit card processing fees that had been temporarily waived return today, June 1, 2020.
Complete the Census:

The US Census Bureau reminds you that it’s not too late to respond to the 2020 Census while being safe and practicing social distancing at home. Once you have responded, please encourage your family, friends, and loved ones to complete the census, too! As a community that prides itself on its various demographics, it is important that we all reach out to households that are traditionally “hard to count.” Those households include renters, young families and senior residents.
Coming Soon - Seed Library:
Whitefish Bay Public Library, along with the Whitefish Bay Garden Club and the Whitefish Bay Community Garden are putting together a seed library! We are working on the finishing touches of this project and hope to have seeds available soon! We will also launch with a Facebook video to celebrate the project. Check our website here to keep up to date!

For questions about plantings, contact the WFB Garden Club via their webform: https://www.whitefishbaygardenclub.com/contact-us.html. For questions about the WFB Seed Library's process or how to get seeds, contact the WFB Public Library at reference@wfblibrary.org.
Merchants of Whitefish Bay Banner Design Contest Continues:
Do you know a talented high school artist? The Merchants of Whitefish Bay (MoWFB) are pleased to announce a 2020 college scholarship opportunity.

The goal of this new MoWFB Scholarship is to recognize a student for the creation an original work of art to be used to create new welcoming banners for the Shopping District of Whitefish Bay. The artwork should creatively communicate a message and demonstrates a good use of composition. Two $1,000 Scholarships are available.

Applicant must be a Whitefish Bay resident or attend WFBHS or DHS; students attending a high school outside of Whitefish Bay are eligible if they are a Whitefish Bay resident.

Click here to view the the application which includes detailed instructions. The deadline to apply is  June 15, 2020. The MoWFB consist of the businesses on Silver Spring Drive. Their mission is “To champion the downtown Whitefish Bay business district as an exceptional place to shop, live and conduct business – for individuals, families, and visitors.”
Community Spotlight:
Whitefish Bay Garden Club POSTPONES Artisans in the Garden to Sunday, July 25, 2021:

After a long and careful analysis and consideration, the committee chairs for the 2020 Whitefish Bay Garden Club Garden Walk, Artisans in the Garden, have sadly concluded that the garden walk must be postponed until July 25, 2021. There is no conceivable way we can hold the walk and ensure the safety of our participants, volunteers, and attendees.

We reviewed the safety guidelines issued by the CDC and the Northshore Health Department, heard from homeowners on the walk, artisans, and vendors for the marketplace, and we surveyed our members, who overwhelmingly voted to postpone the walk. The new date is Sunday, July 25, 2021.

It is a heartbreaking decision, but the right decision. We want to sincerely thank everyone for all your hard work and time commitments over the past year as we planned this exciting and important event for our club and our community.

PLEASE CONSIDER THIS YOUR FORMAL INVITATION TO SHARE YOUR GARDENS, VOLUNTEER, PERFORM, AND MARKET YOUR PRODUCTS NEXT JULY 25th! We hope you will join us on the adventure again next year. We look forward to celebrating when it is safer, and we are all in a healthier position to gather together.

Stay safe and healthy! Laura Nankin, Suzie Van Cleave, and Emily Byrnes - WFB Garden Club Garden Walk Co-chairs
North Shore Health Department Highlights 5/26/20: Vaccinations in Wisconsin

The number of overall immunizations in Wisconsin have decreased from mid-March through April 2020. In Wisconsin, this impact is seen across all age groups but especially amongst school-aged children. If trends continue, decreased immunization rates will have long-lasting impacts on herd immunity against vaccine preventable diseases like measles and mumps. It is very important to continue vaccinating children and adolescents especially during this COVID-19 pandemic. The North Shore Health Department continues to provide vaccines for children without health insurance. Please contact us at 414-371-2980 for more information. Below is a list of helpful strategies for healthcare providers and families to consider when scheduling appointments for immunizations.

  • Schedule well visits in the morning and sick visits in the afternoon.
  • Separate patients spatially, such as by placing patients with sick visits in different areas of the clinic or another location from patients with well visits. 
  • Collaborate with other providers in the community to identify separate locations for holding well visits for children.
  • Lower the number of patients on site at any one time. Think about closing a waiting room or registration area and have patients check in by phone from the parking lot.
  • Consider different entrances in your clinic that sick and well patients may enter.
  • Clearly mark entrances for patients who are high risk for COVID-19.
  • Screen all patients and caregivers for high-risk symptoms.

For the most recent updates on COVID-19 in the North Shore, visit our website. We also encourage you to frequently monitor the DHS website and CDC website.
North Shore Health Department Update:
May 29th, 2020 Update on COVID-19
(as of 4:30 p.m.).

Read our May 2020 Newsletter: Click Here

The North Shore is currently in Phase B of our reopening plan: Businesses and organizations are encouraged to follow Phase B of the North Shore Health Department’s Guidelines for a Safe, Phased Reopening, as well as other industry-specific guidelines.
 
COVID-19 testing is available at multiple sites on Milwaukee’s north side:
  • Aurora Midtown Clinic: 5818 W. Capitol Drive, Mon-Fri 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Testing is available to anyone in the community who is experiencing at least one COVID-19 symptom. Everyone must be pre- registered and can do so by calling 1-877-819-5034 or visiting aah.org/testing.
  • Milwaukee Health Services, Inc: 2555 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive and 8200 W. Silver Spring Drive. By appointment only. Call 414-372-8080. Website.
  • Ascension Wisconsin locations: St. Joseph at 5000 W. Chambers Street; Columbia St. Mary’s Family Health Center at 1121 W. North Ave; and All Saints Family Heath Center at 2400 W. Villard Ave. Call 833-981-0711 or take the self-assessment on their website.
  • Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin: Call 414-805-2000 or visit their website.
  • Froedtert North Hills Health Center: W129 N7055 Northfield Dr. Menomonee Falls. Call 414-372-8080.
  • Outreach Community Health Center: 210 W. Capitol Drive. Call 414-727-6320.
  • Progressive Community Health Centers: 3522 W. Lisbon Ave. Call 414-882-2040.
  • COVID-19 Temporary Drive-Thru Testing Site: Ozaukee/Washington Public Health Department and North Shore Health Department partnered with the Wisconsin National Guard to provide COVID-19 Testing at Concordia University May 28-30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and at Washington County Fair Park June 1-3 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. You must register ahead of time to receive testing by calling 262-365-5878. Registration is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 30 through June 2.
As testing options expand in the Milwaukee area, it is important to note that: Testing negative on one day does not guarantee you will not get sick with COVID-19. It is possible to be exposed to someone who is sick and receive a negative test result yet still develop illness, as the incubation period can be up to 14 days.

Only antibody tests will tell you if you had COVID-19 at any point in the past. If you receive testing at one of the community testing locations, this is a diagnostic test and only tells you whether or not you were positive at that time.

If you are waiting for COVID-19 test results or have symptoms of COVID- 19 it is strongly recommended you isolate yourself from others to minimize the risk of potential transmission: This includes staying home and avoiding contact with others within your home to the extent possible. See the above graphic from CDC for more guidance. If you test positive for COVID-19, your local health department will notify you and provide you with additional guidance on self-isolation."
This graph displays the total number of positive and negative test results received per day in the North Shore, as well as the percent of test results that were positive (3 day rolling average). A total of 2,971 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in the North Shore as of 3:00 p.m. on May 29 th. With a population of approximately 65,000 in the North Shore, this indicates that 4.6% of the North Shore population has been tested at this time.

This is a rapidly evolving situation and we encourage you to frequently monitor the DHS website for updates, as well as the NSHD website. Additional information on COVID-19 can be found on the CDC website.
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Village of Whitefish Bay | Phone: 414-962-6690 | Fax: 414-962-5651