2018 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
Official Newsletter

Monday, September 24, 2018

Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel:

Welcome back to Village Hall! Enjoy the beautiful fall weather and the farmer's market this Saturday.

Best wishes,
Julie Siegel

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This Week's Village Events:

Village Hall and Police Department Reopen for Business
Monday, September 24, 8:00am 5300 N Marlborough Drive
Regular Hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm M-F

Last Week's Meetings:

Mon., Sept. 17, 6:00pm, WFB Public Library Program Room

Thurs., Sept. 20, 5:30pm, WFB Public Library Program Room


Village Hall will reopen for business on Monday, September 24, at 8:00 a.m.

You are invited to the Village Hall Grand Opening, Open to the Public, Tuesday, October 9, 5-7p.m.

Upcoming Events
Mon., Sept. 24 - Saturday, Sept. 29

Mon., Sept. 24
  • Village Hall and Police Department reopen at 8:00 a.m. at Village Hall 5300 N. Marlborough Dr.  These services will no longer be provided at 155 W. Fairmount Ave.
  • Refuse & Recycling: If you missed old can pickup, please place your rinsed extra cans out on the curb (as you would place yard waste) by 7am on your refuse day and be sure to Mark them to Take - any unmarked cans will be left to avoid removing your personal property.
  • WFB Public Library: Science Explorers: Simple Machines 4:00-5:00 p.m.
    We'll learn all about the science of simple machines with books, brainstorming, and plenty of hands on scientific activities to make the science come to life!  
    Grades 1-2
Wed., Se pt. 26
  • WFB Public Library Learn to Play: Ticket to Ride 4:30-5:30 p.m.  Storytime Room
    Climb aboard for some railroading fun and adventure, in a cross-country train adventure in which players collect and play matching train cards to claim railway routes connecting cities.  Grades 6+   Registration Required
  • WFB 55+ and Better present: Rightsizing Your Own Living Space!
    Specialist  Melinda Stuart  will be here to give advice on decluttering and organizing!
    Free program- MUST be registered at the Whitefish Bay Recreation Department or call Carolyn Noori at 414-963-3992.
  • WFB 55+ and Better: Still space available for the Cooper Dock Supper Club and Holy Hill day trip on Sunday, October 7th. Please sign up asap at the WFB Rec Dept to ensure a spot. Transportation, tour, dinner and ice cream at historic Scoop Deville. Cost $79.00. Also space is still available for a day in Door County on October 13. Details at the WFB Rec Dept.
Fri., Sept. 28
  • 55+ and Better: Register by today for the HANDS ONLY CPR class on Monday, October 1 at 1:30. David Glanz , North Shore Community Relations Fire Department Officer will present this life saving class FREE at the Whitefish Bay Recreation Department. Must be registered to participate.
  • WFB Public Library Tea Time Book Club  12:00 pm
    Our Tea Time Book Club meets once a month and is led by Library Director Nyama Reed. This month we're reading  My grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman 

    Elsa is seven years old; her grandmother is seventy-seven years old. She is Elsa's best, and only, friend. At night Elsa takes refuge in her grandmother's stories, in the Land of Almost-Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas where everybody is different and nobody needs to be normal. When Elsa's grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters apologizing to people she has wronged, the letters lead her to her neighbors in her apartment building which is full of drunks, monsters, attack dogs, and totally ordinary old crones... but also to the truth about fairy tales and kingdoms and a grandmother like no other.
Sat., Sept. 29
  • Farmer's Market 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Silver Spring/Aurora Parking Lot

Plan Ahead:
  • WFB Public Library Whitefish Bay TALKS: Victorian Funeral and Mourning Customs, Wed, Oct 3, 6:30 p.m. 
    Steve Person, a retired funeral director, presents this program on many of the Victorian funeral and mourning customs. It was during the Victorian Era that the ritual of death became increasingly sophisticated and this period saw the development of the modern cemetery, morticians and public funeral complete with floral arrangements and the hearse for transportation of the deceased. Register   https://www.wfblibrary.org/our_events/?eid=277   

JOIN NIXLE: Recent Crime Email Notification
If you would like to join the Police Department alert system and receive emails  directly to your inbox regarding recent police incidents, sign up here

The police and your neighbors ask you to lock your cars and lock your homes. Please remove items of value from the interior of your vehicles. Please keep your doors and windows of your homes secure. Too often thieves find keys or fobs for the unlocked cars and they steal the cars and they drive recklessly putting the lives of your family, innocent citizens and your police at great risk. Please keep exterior lights on during the evening hours - it deters the thieves from going on to your property and it aids the police in spotting these thieves as they sneak around our community. If you see somebody at night paying too close attention to your property or your neighbors' property who isn't your neighbor please call 911 right away, don't wait till the next morning. All the neighboring police departments are working together to stop these criminals.

Please continue to LOCK UP your vehicles and homes.

Click here to receive a weekly crime notification summary: www.wfbvillage.org/list.aspx
Police Non-Emergency Phone: 414-351-9900
Call 911 if you see suspicious activity especially if they are not your neighbors.
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North Shore Health Department

Last week, the City of Milwaukee had its first case of human West Nile Virus (WNV) in 2018.  WNV is most commonly transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. Infected mosquitoes can then spread the virus to humans and other animals. Fortunately, most people infected with WNV will have no symptoms. About 1 in 5 people who are infected will develop a fever with other symptoms, while less than 1% of infected people develop a serious, sometimes fatal, neurologic illness.  Symptoms of severe illness include high fever, headache, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, vision loss, numbness and paralysis. While serious illness can occur in people of any age, those over 60 years of age are at the greatest risk for severe disease. People with certain medical conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease, and people who have received organ transplants, are also at greater risk for serious illness.
Though this information was shared earlier this year, the health department wants to remind residents to follow these tips to help prevent mosquito bites:
* Limit time spent outside at dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are most active.
* Apply insect repellant to clothing as well as exposed skin since mosquitoes may bite through clothing.
* Make sure window and door screens are in good repair to prevent mosquito entry.
* Properly dispose of items that hold water, such as tin cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots, or discarded tires.
* Clean roof gutters and downspouts for proper drainage.
* Turn over wheelbarrows, wading pools, boats, and canoes when not in use.
* Change the water in birdbaths and pet dishes at least every three days.
* Clean and chlorinate swimming pools, outdoor saunas, and hot tubs; drain water from pool covers.
* Trim tall grass, weeds, and vines since mosquitoes use these areas to rest during hot daylight hours.
* Landscape to prevent water from pooling in low-lying areas.
For more information on preventing mosquito bites visit: https://www.cdc.gov/zika/prevention/prevent-mosquito-bites.html
What is the health department working on?
Public Health Manager, Lori Ahrenhoerster, shares her story with After Breast Cancer Diagnosis (ABCD) on surviving breast cancer and mentoring others going through the same journey. Read about Lori's journey and how she used her story to help others at: https://www.abcdbreastcancersupport.org/2018/lori-ahrenhoerster-blogging-and-biking-through-the-cancer-rollercoaster/ . ABCD is national organization located in Glendale and the health department recently connected with them to discuss ideas on partnership. 
Upcoming Open Flu Clinics
The North Shore Health Department offers an assortment of flu immunizations, including:
  • Quadrivalent flu shots for $40
  • Preservative free quadrivalent flu shots for $45
  • High dose flu shots (ages 65 and over) for $65
  • Limited availability at some clinics: Flu mist (ages 2-49) for $40
Open clinics that do not require an appointment include:
*Friday, September 28, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
          Lydell Community Center, 5205 N. Lydell Ave., Whitefish Bay
*Saturday, October 20, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Nicolet High School Cafeteria, 6701 N. Jean Nicolet Rd., Glendale - PREFERRED CLINIC with reduced price ($10) preservative-free quadrivalent shots for ages 3-18 and all others available at prices above
*Tuesday, October 30, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
North Shore Library, 6800 N. Port Washington Rd., Glendale
*Tuesday, November 6, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Both Health Department Offices
2010 E. Shorewood Blvd., Shorewood
4800 W. Green Brook Dr., Brown Deer
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980. You can schedule an appointment for your flu shot during any of these clinics as well.
Tuesday, September 25th 3:30-4:30 p.m., NS Library
Tuesday, October 9th 10-11:00 a.m., Brown Deer
Thursday, October 11th 3-4:30 p.m., Shorewood
Tuesday, October 16th 7:30-9:00 a.m., Shorewood
Wednesday, October 17th 3:30-4:30 p.m., Brown Deer
Tuesday, October 30th 3:30-4:30 p.m., NS Library

Upcoming Adult Health Clinics (appointment required) - Blood analysis for cholesterol, glucose and triglycerides, blood pressure, weight check and a nurse consultation.  Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.

Tuesday, September 25th 8:00-10:00am Shorewood (2010 E. Shorewood Blvd.)
Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening (walk-ins welcome - no appointment necessary)

Wednesday, September 26th 3:30-4:30 p.m., Shorewood Office (2010 E. Shorewood Blvd.)
Wednesday, October 3rd 12:15-1:00 p.m. Dolan Center (4355 W Bradley Rd)
For the most up-to-date information on pricing, upcoming clinics and screenings, visit the Clinics page of our website at: http://www.nshealthdept.org/Clinics


If you missed the old can pickup, please place unwanted carts, cans and bins on your refuse day. Please be sure to empty and rinse any cans, and all unwanted items must be tagged or marked for pickup. Personal property will not be removed without such indication. All collection is done curbside, like yard waste. No alley removal will occur. 

Refuse and Recycling Schedule Important Details:
This week is B-Route Recycling pickup
  • Please have cart(s) out by 7:00am on your pickup day, spaced a minimum of three feet apart from each other and any obstruction, and 3' or less from the curb. As you may have noticed, refuse and recycling are starting in different areas than before, so your collection will be missed if not out by 7am.
  • Please make sure your lid fits securely prior to pickup. Open lids toss debris into the street and also damage your cart.
  • Can't fit everything in the cart? Additional carts are available for purchase for $75 - pay in person at 155 W Fairmount M-F, 8-4:30pm. Refuse sizes: 95 and 65 gallon. Recycling size: 95 gallon
For the details and a timeline of this program and the history of public meetings on this program, see the website page dedicated to the program here:  www.wfbvillage.org/trashrecycle

  • Residential Refuse and Recycling Collection Program Questions: Jenny Heyden, Communications Specialist, 414-962-6690 Ext.495, Email: j.heyden@wfbvillage.org
Village Hall and Police Department operations no longer share space with DPW at 155 W Fairmount Ave. As of Monday, September 24, 2018, services switch back to Village Hall, 5300 N Marlborough Drive. Customer Service Window hours are 8:00am-4:30pm Monday - Friday at Village Hall for Administration, Building Services and Police Department.


Yard Waste Pickup 
Yard Waste Pickup continues.There will be no program changes to yard waste or chipping collection. All yard waste must be containerized, which means in paper yard waste bags OR reusable hard plastic cans or carts (please leave lid off so collectors know it is not refuse). 

Yard waste containers - must weigh 50 pounds or less, and be paper bags or hard plastic containers - no plastic bags.

Per Whitefish Bay Ordinance 7.02(1), no yard waste or clippings should ever be placed outside of private property, such as on the street, gutter or near sewer drains. Please advise any lawn care provider that blowing or brushing waste into the street is a ticketable offense. Lawn care providers often blow waste into the street or other property. This is against Village Ordinance. Mulching mowers and redistributed grass clippings are recommended. 

Yard waste continues Mondays/Tuesdays starting on north end of Village ( weekly

Chipper continues Wednesdays/Thursdays starting on north end of Village ( bi-weekly).

Hydrant Flushing Nears Completion
The upcoming area that will be flushed includes Silver Spring Drive heading south, Santa Monica Boulevard heading east all the way up to and including Lake Dive and to the south village limits. Flushing will begin in the northwestern part of that area, heading in a southeastern direction.  Completion of the flushing project should occur at the end of October . Portable signs will be posted in the general area where the flushing is occurring. Residents may notice cloudy water at times and may experience low water pressure.  If cloudy water occurs please run your water for a period of time until the water clears; this is only a temporary condition if it occurs.    
2018 Sidewalk Improvement Program 

The mission of the Program is to sustain infrastructure longevity and improve safety. The Program will run from March to October, 2018, and will cover sidewalk in the southwest area of the Village. There is no charge to residents for this work.
March and April: Sidewalks marked for identification
June - October: Sidewalk Improvement

As in the past, the 2018 Project will involve the replacement of problematic & deteriorated sidewalks, carriage walks, and curbs within the Village Right of Way. As the Village policy states, "All sidewalk improvements shall be made in order to eliminate trip hazards as first priority. Efforts shall be made where appropriate to improve drainage. Identified drainage problems shall be addressed as directed specifically by the Village Engineering Staff." This year, Forward Construction has been awarded the contract.

A number of factors are used to determine if a sidewalk block is to be replaced. They include, but are not limited to, deteriorated joints, uneven squares (offsets greater than ¾"), transverse cracks, longitudinal cracks, holes, spalled surfaces, sunken slabs, back pitched slabs, graylining, open aggregate, and/or gaps greater than ¾".
Currently, sidewalk in the southwest corner of the Village is being marked for sidewalk improvements.  A white circle indicates the sidewalk block will be replaced. "L" shaped marks indicate that the raised portion of the sidewalk will be ground down to minimize tripping hazards. A white line parallel to a joint abutting a white circle indicates a saw cut.

Thank you for your patience while this effort is in process.


2018 trick-or-treat will be held on Sunday, October 28th from 1:00pm-4:00pm in the Village of Whitefish Bay

There will be no block parties held that day.
Wilson Drive Project Updates are available here:  http://www.villageofshorewood.org/780/2018-Wilson-Drive-Reconstruction
Nearby Construction to the south:


Nearby Construction to the north:
Green Tree Bridge Closing: Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation

  • The Good Hope Road entrance ramp to I-43 southbound will close.
  • Overnight single lane and full freeway closures for storm sewer work;
  • Closure of Green Tree Road west of Jean Nicolet Road;
  • Westbound Green Tree Road access to southbound Jean Nicolet Road only

Community Links

Merchants of Whitefish Bay
Watch  the website and  Facebook Page  for exciting events on Silver Spring D rive! 

Whitefish Bay Farmers Market
Saturdays, 8am to noon
July 7 - October 27

Santa Monica @Silver Spring/Aurora Parking Lot
The Whitefish Bay Farmers Market will be returning to downtown Whitefish Bay in the Aurora Parking Lot again this July thru October - 3 weeks longer this year! Come join your friends and neighbors from 8am to noon.
The open-air market is a family-focused community event with 30+ Vendors this year selling fresh and organic produce, flowers, meats, eggs, honey, cheese, salmon, popcorn, homemade treats, and more! See you at the market!

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Kiwanis Club The Kiwanis Club of North Shore Milwaukee was chartered as one of 7, 700 clubs in 80 countries in 1950. Our motto is "Serving the Children of the World".  Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.   All proceeds will benefit Kiwanis youth charities.

Learn more about the North Shore Health Department and visit us at www.nshealthdept.org and like us on Facebook .
Click Here for the Online Guide on Opioid Addiction.
Whitefish Bay School District
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New start/end times at all schools starting with the 2018-19 School Year:
Cumberland Elementary 7:50-3:00 PM
Richards Elementary 7:55-3:05 PM
Middle School 8:05-3:20 PM
High School 8:15-3:35 PM
Are you a Whitefish Bay alumni? If you have good news to share we would love to hear from you! Please email: districtnews@wfbschools.com

  School District Sponsored, will  raise funds to renovate the Fitness Center at Whitefish Bay High School

Calling all Whitefish Bay Alumni: Got good news to share? Contact  districtnews@wfbschools.com

WFB 55+ and Better Program: Register at the WFB Community Center. For more information please contact Carolyn Noori at 414-963-3992

We are always looking for new members, so check out our website and email us if you would like to learn more about how you too can participate. 

Usual Monthly Schedule:
  • Stitching: 9am-12noon 2nd and 4th Mondays - creating teddy bears for people in need.
  • Knitting: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 10am to 12noon at the Woman's Club. Knitting hats for the deployed soldiers.
  • Bridge: 1pm Bridge Club 2nd and 4th Thursdays
Save the Date: October 13
Bazaar in the Bay
October 13, 2018 ~ 10 am to 3 pm
At the Whitefish Bay Woman's Club
600 E. Henry Clay Street, Whitefish Bay
Join us!! for a fun makers and vendor shopping event! 
With a strong tradition of community service and supporting women, the Whitefish Bay Woman's Club is pleased to present this fabulous event! Enjoy this opportunity to support local creative women entrepreneurs, all while shopping for yourself or for gifts!
In addition to the vendor booths, club members may be showcasing their own talents with their quality crafts and a bake sale.  Lunch will also be available.
Sunday, October 21, 2018
At the Whitefish Bay Woman's Club
600 E. Henry Clay Street, Whitefish Bay
All young children and their parents/grandparents/brothers and sisters are invited to our clubhouse for our annual fun-filled Halloween Party on Sunday, October 21. Enjoy playing games, face painting, decorating a small pumpkin, eating Halloween cupcakes, cookies and other goodies. There is no admission charge - only a small fee to play the games and eat. Wear your costumes!

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