Monday, April 22, 2019

2019 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
Official Newsletter
Message from the
Village President, Julie Siegel
Prescription and over-the-counter drug take back day is this Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Village Hall! See the flier below for more details. 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 is Prescription Drug take back day?
  • Prescription Drug take back day is this upcoming Saturday, April 27, 2019. See the flier below or click here for more details.

Where can I find details about what I can bring to Recycle Day in the Bay on May 4, 2019?
  • A list of acceptable items can be found on the Village Website. This year, Recycle Day in the Bay is part of Bay Day. Check our more information on Bay Day below.
Village Meeting Agendas:
This Week's Meetings:

  • Tuesday, April 23, 6:00 pm, Whitefish Bay Public Library

  • Thursday, April 25, 6:30 pm, Village Hall Board Room
  • Packet Posted Monday
Last Week's Meetings:

  • Monday, April 15, 5:00 pm, Village Hall Board Room
  • Monday, April 15, 6:00 pm, Village Hall Board Room
  • Tuesday, April 16, 6:15 pm, Village Hall Board Room
  • Thursday, April 18, 5:30 pm, Village Hall Board Room
Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 27:
National Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Last year, Americans nationwide did their part to drop off a record number of unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications during the DEA’s National Drug Take Back Day, at close to 6,000 sites across the country. Together with a record-setting amount of local, state and federal partners, DEA collected and destroyed close to one million pounds-nearly 475 tons-of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs, making it the most successful event in DEA history. 
Human Ecology Exposition:
Save the date! You are invited!

The staff and seventh grade students at Whitefish Bay Middle School cordially invite all Village residents to their annual Human Ecology Exposition. Each year in the Human Ecology Unit, seventh graders self-select a topic of exploration about which they are passionate.

Topics include social justice issues, environmental problems, global concerns, and much more. Our unit culminates in creating and presenting collaborative projects to an audience. This exhibition is a signature event in seventh grade, and students are very excited about it.

This year’s Human Ecology Exposition is on Friday, May 17, from 1:15-2:45 PM in the Seventh Grade Commons of the Middle School. If you are able to attend, please bring your driver’s license for our security system. We would love to see you there!
Back by Popular Demand - Bay Day Information:
Bay Day is May 4, 2019

The Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation, Merchants of Whitefish Bay, Whitefish Bay Public Education Foundation, and Village of Whitefish Bay are excited to get spring started with Bay Day! Check out the three exciting Bay Day events:

Run the Bay: Run the Bay is a 5K fundraising run/walk to benefit Whitefish Bay schools hosted by the Whitefish Bay Public Education Foundation. A kid-friendly run will take place immediately after the 5K run/walk. Please visit runthebay.org to register and for more information. The race begins at 8:30 am at Klode Park.

Green Day in the Bay: Green day in the Bay is an event put on by the Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation and Merchants of Whitefish Bay that celebrates healthy living, making eco-choices, and shopping local. The Green Day event will have eco-vendors along with local shops and food vendors. The event will feature live music from Big Style Brass Band, the Mitch Shiner Latin Vibes trio, Chicken Wire Empire, and a new youth vocal competition, “The Voice of the Bay.” The event runs from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at Klode Park. Click here for more event details.

Recycle Day in the Bay: Recycle Day in the Bay will take place from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Dominican High School (5628 N Bay Ridge Ave). It is a perfect chance for village residents to recycle household items, paint, and electronics that are no longer needed. Click here for for a list of accepted items.
2019 Comprehensive Plan - Public Input Needed:
The Village has just started the process to update it's Comprehensive Plan. Come find the Comprehensive Plan Booth in Klode Park during Bay Day from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm to give feedback on the plan, future land use and development, and Whitefish Bay community goals. This is the primary community feedback event - we look forward to seeing you there!

This Public Participation Plan has been created to provide a variety of opportunities for community members to (a) learn about the comprehensive plan update at each stage of the process; (b) provide input, feedback, proposed changes, and new directions; and (c) voice feedback directly to decision-makers before the plan is approved and adopted. Visit the comprehensive plan page for more details.
Events at the Whitefish Bay Public Library:
Tuesday, April 23
  • Downsizing: Tips to get you motivated, 2:00 pm, Whether you are considering moving now or sometime in the future, you’ve probably struggled with the thought of having to sort through the many things you’ve accumulated over time. The thought of downsizing can be over-whelming and often results in procrastination. The good news is, with a little help, this project can be manageable. Event Information.

Thursday, April 25
  • Thursday Films, 1:00 pm, Bring a snack to eat and a soda to sip while you enjoy these free movies. A Star is Born (2018, Rated R). 2 Hours, 15 Minutes. A musician helps a young singer find fame as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

Thursday, April 25
  • Poetry Reading with Thomas J. Erickson, 6:30 pm, Join us for a poetry reading with Whitefish Bay resident Thomas J. Erickson as he reads from his new collection called Hailstorm Interlude. Event Information.
Community Spotlight:
Whitefish Bay Garden Club:
Call for Entries in the 2020 Garden Tour 

The Whitefish Bay Garden Club hosted its first garden walk in 2017 and over 800 people joined us. If your garden has any unique or unusual attributes such as, water features, native perennials, rain gardens, or anything that you believe others would be interested to see and you would like to be considered for the next garden walk in the summer of 2020, please email us at wfbgardenclub@gmail.com. Someone will be in touch with you later this summer.
Middle School Drama: Save the date!

On behalf of both casts, our dedicated stage crew, and all students involved in this production, we would like to invite you to our Middle School musical, Guys and Dolls, Jr.

All shows take place in the High School Auditorium. 
  • 4/26/19: 7:00 pm
  • 4/27/19: 2:00 pm and 7:00pm
  • 4/28/19: 2:00 pm

North Shore Health Department:
News from the Health Department:

What is Mold? Mold refers to the more than 300,000 species of fungi that can be found both indoors and outdoors. While mold grows best in warm, damp, and humid conditions, their spores can survive harsh environmental situations, such as dry conditions, and then bloom again when conditions are ripe. Though mold growth can occur year-round, it is encouraged by warm and humid conditions such as those that occur in the Spring here in Wisconsin. Outdoor mold can be found in shady, damp areas or places where leaves or other vegetation are decomposing. Indoor mold can be found where humidity levels are high, such as basements or showers.

If you can see or smell a mold problem, testing or sampling is typically not necessary. It is more important to identify and remediate the moisture source and clean up the mold, than to spend the time and money on testing. In addition, there are no agreed-upon, health-based standards for human exposure to mold or mold spores. Small areas of mold growth on nonporous surfaces can usually be cleaned by the removal of the gross mold buildup, followed by application of a simple bleach solution (1 cup bleach in 1 gallon water). The affected area(s) should be allowed to dry thoroughly. Extensive cleanup of large areas may require the use of a mold/water cleanup service and the removal of mold-contaminated surfaces (including drywall, carpeting, or wood flooring).

Seeking professional help:
If you suspect you have an indoor air quality problem, you may want to discuss it with an indoor air quality specialist. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has information on mold and a list of Indoor Air Quality Consultants. If you are renting and feel your landlord is not being responsive to your concerns, you can call the Tenants’ Rights and Responsibilities at 608-224-4976 or Toll-free in WI at 800-422-7128. 
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (Appointment Required)

Wednesday, April 30,
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm,
North Shore Library

Upcoming Adult Health Clinics
(Appointment Required)

Wednesday, April 23,
8:00 am to 10:00 am,
Shorewood Office

Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening 
(No Appointment Required)

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

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