Monday, May 10, 2021

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

Congratulations to the Whitefish Bay School District! Whitefish Bay High School is Ranked #2 in the State and #219 in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report. To subscribe to our newsletter, click here.
Why Is The Village Hall Phone Ringing?
What is the Refuse and Recycling collection schedule for Memorial Day (May 31)? Refuse and recycling normally picked up on Monday, May 31, will be picked up on Tuesday, June 1.

When is the next brush chipper collection? Brush will be collected by Village crews next week (May 17). Brush should be placed in the parkway between the curb and the sidewalk.

Have a question? Send us an email or give us a call at (414) 962-6690.
Village Meeting Agendas:
This Week's Meetings:

  • Monday, May 10, 5:30 p.m., Virtual GoToMeeting

  • Tuesday, May 12, 6:15 p.m., Virtual GoToMeeting
Last Week's Meetings:

  • Monday, May 3, 6:00 p.m., Virtual GoToMeeting

  • Thursday May 6, 5:30 p.m., Virtual GoToMeeting
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 may be used for Refuse and Recycling
  • 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 Village Hall at 414-962-6690 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 Hours:
  • The Shorewood Refuse Drop Off Site is open the first and third Saturdays of each month, April through November, and the first Saturday of the month, December through March. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Click here for a list of disposal fees. *Proof of residency is required
Update from the School District:
Whitefish Bay School District Point of Pride: 
Whitefish Bay High School is Ranked #2 in the State and #219 in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report. Read more.

Register Now for the 2021-22 School Year! Whitefish Bay School District is returning to in-person instruction 5 days a week for the 2021-22 school year. We look forward to returning to a traditional school year calendar. New and returning families visit the District website or call for more information.

Moving? Please contact your school to let them know of any moving plans or address updates.

2021 Grad Grams Order Info:

2021 Grad Grams Are Due by May 31!
Send a thoughtful message to the graduating seniors of Whitefish Bay High School! Purchase a half-sheet Grad Gram ($1.00), and then write a message, decorate, or add photos. Each will be added to personalized books that seniors will receive at graduation rehearsal. Use the this flyer to order.
Updates From Village Hall:
New Police Officers Sworn In: Whitefish Bay's newest Police Officer's Anne Mahoney and Robert Leon were sworn in last week at Village Hall. Robert Leon has been a Waukesha County deputy for the past 4 years. Anne Mahoney graduated from the WCTC academy May 6. Be sure to say hello when you see him around the Village!
Whitefish Bay Deputy Clerk Recognized:

The Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition asked voters to nominate Municipal Clerks who prioritized making voting welcoming and accessible to all voters. Deputy Clerk Erin Granstrom was one of 42 Municipal Clerks state wide who was nominated by the voters for her efforts to provide accessible voting and accommodations to voters with disabilities.

The Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition (WDVC) is a non-partisan effort to help ensure full participation in the entire electoral process of voters with disabilities, including registering to vote, casting a vote, and accessing polling places. It is a project of Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW) and Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD).
Professional Municipal Clerks Week:

Last week was Professional Municipal Clerks Week! Professional Municipal Clerks provide essential support in the administration of elections, often preparing ballots, training election officials, and tabulating and certifying election results.

They also serve as the official record keepers of their respective municipalities and are tasked with ensuring transparency and communication.

Clerks strive to always be impartial in handling their official duties, guided by the overarching goal of providing equal treatment to all Wisconsinites.

Shout out to Village Clerk Jaimie Krueger and Deputy Clerk Erin Granstrom for their dedication to Whitefish Bay!
Updates from the Whitefish Bay Library:

Mystery Virtual Book Club: Second Thursday of the Month, 7 p.m., Zoom Link, Meeting ID: 977 1128 0790, Passcode: 408681.
  • May 13: The Better Sister by Alafair Burke
  • June 10: Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman
Tea Time Virtual Book Club: Forth Friday of the Month, 12:00 p.m. Zoom Link,
Meeting ID: 916 0440 7402, Passcode: 183619
  • May 28: Just as I Am : A Memoir by Cicely Tyson

Check Them Out- Puzzles and Board Games: Have you heard? The library now has puzzles and board games for checkout! Items can be checked out for 3 weeks but they can't be requested. Some of the board games that we have include Pandemic, Ticket to Ride, Killer Bunnies, Takenoko, Sushi Go! and more!
Community Spotlight:
Join the Lions Club, and Serve Your Community:

Do you enjoy getting involved in and giving back to your community? Then, I have the perfect organization for you! My name is Dan Montaine—I am with Lions Clubs International, and I am looking to organize a Lions club in Whitefish Bay.

Started in 1917 by a businessman named Melvin Jones, the Lions have always been on a mission to serve. Today, we are 1.4 million members strong, with 47,000 clubs working to improve communities throughout the world. We have grown community gardens, served meals to those in need, fundraised for important causes, advocated for accessibility, and so much more. Each club has a unique focus, but our motto, “we serve,” brings us back to our original, shared mission. I hope you will join me in making a difference right here, in Whitefish Bay!

Lions clubs are open to all men and women eighteen years and older. If you would like to learn more about this exciting opportunity, please join me at Village Hall, 5300 N Marlborough Drive, in Whitefish Bay, on Thursday, May 20, any time between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Tell Dad he rocks! Father's Day Celebration Stones:

Show your dad he is the rock of your family AND support the Whitefish Bay Garden Club 501 (c)(3) and its environmental efforts! For $100 have a special message engraved on a Celebration garden stone for your dad or a special man in your life. It makes a lovely addition to any garden or request that it be placed at one of the Village gardens. Order by May 12. Email us at
Bay Bridge Update:

Join us for an educational opportunity to learn more about the work of Bay Bridge and our priorities and meet like-minded individuals who want to bring change to Whitefish Bay.
Memorial Day Ceremony:

Save the date! The community is cordially invited to Whitefish Bay’s 6th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony, sponsored by the Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation. The event is at 11:00 a.m. on May 31, 2021, at Armory Park (Corner of Henry Clay St. and Ardmore Ave.)

The ceremony will be an opportunity for Veterans to connect with one another and for the community to honor our country’s fallen service members. The event will also give Whitefish Bay families a way to teach children the meaning behind Memorial Day and to witness traditional military customs.

Attendees are encouraged to keep themselves and community members healthy during the ceremony, which includes remaining a safe physical distance from others and following any other CDC / Village guidelines recommended for outdoor events.

Lung diseases and conditions, clean air, asthma, and allergies all contribute to residents breathing easier.
  • 512,000 Wisconsin residents are asthmatic (1 in 12 children, 1 in 11 adults) and across the Untied States 32 million people have been diagnosed with asthma at some time.
  • In Wisconsin, 1 in 3 high school students with asthma and 1 in 5 middle school students with asthma have tried e-cigarettes.
  • Asthma can lead to missed work, school, and activities.
  • In Wisconsin, 1 in 3 children have missed school and 1 in 4 adults have missed work or usual activities.
  • In the past year 12 million people of the 22 million in the U.S. who currently have asthma, have experienced an episode of asthma or attack.
Spring often means pollen allergies for many residents. If your asthma is triggered by pollen allergies, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services suggests keeping your asthma well-controlled by:
  • Taking medications regularly as directed by your doctor.
  • Staying indoors with windows closed on high pollen days.
  • Changing your clothes and taking a shower after spending time outdoors

Indoor allergies can also affect our ability to breathe easy. They can be biological or chemical. Mold can contribute to your ability to breathe easier with mold spores all around, indoors and outdoors. To protect your lungs the American Lung Association advises:
  • If you smoke, quit and if not, don’t start
  • Avoid exposure to indoor pollutants that can damage lungs
  • Minimize exposure to outdoor pollutants
  • Prevent infections and get vaccinated
  • See your medical provider for regular check ups
  • Exercise: exercise and lung health
  • Breathe easier exercises
Wisconsin Department of Health Services has an Asthma Control Program for those with uncontrolled asthma who qualify.  To learn more about managing your asthma visit WDHS Asthma care: your guide to managing asthma or CDC Learn how to control asthma
Other Community Links:
Village of Whitefish Bay | Phone: (414) 962-6690 | Fax: (414) 962-5651