2018 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
Official Newsletter

Monday, September 3, 2018

Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel:

Happy Labor Day. Thank you to all residents for working so well with the new refuse and recycling changes these last few weeks. Remember to put your unwanted carts and cans  out in front on Saturday (the 8th or 15th) so we can get those collected and recycled when possible.

Best wishes,
Julie Siegel

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When and What is Old Can Pickup and how can I make sure I don't miss it?

Labor Day Refuse and Recycling Collection: All Monday Refuse and A-Route Recycling will be collected on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Have a question?  The phone number to Village Hall is 414-962-6690.
Village Hall News, Meeting Agendas and Summaries

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This Week's Meetings:

Labor Day Holiday
Mon., Sept. 3
Village Hall, WFB Public Library and Police Department Closed

Thurs., Sept. 6, 5:30pm, WFB Public Library Program Room

Next Week Monday:

Public Involvement Meeting for a 14 intersection and Silver Spring Drive Corridor Safety Improvement Project in the Village
Mon., Sept. 10 5:00pm WFB Public Library Program Room

Public Works Committee
Mon., Sept. 10 6:00pm WFB Public Library Program Room
Agenda to include  Traffic Volume, Speed and Roadway Safety Review
of Bay Ridge Avenue: Devon Street to Belle Avenue. Packet available online 9/6/18.

Past Meetings:

Monday, August 27, 6:00pm, WFB Public Library Program Room

Joint Review Board
Friday, August 31, 8:30am, WFB Public Library Program Room
Upcoming Events
Mon., Sept. 3 - Sat., Sept. 8

Mon., Sept. 3
  • Labor Day - Village Hall, Library, Police Department Closed
  • No Refuse/Recycling Pickup (pickup will be on Tuesday, September 4, A Route for recycling for both Monday and Tuesday collection)
  • WFB Public Library Photo Contest has begun! Deadline is next Monday, September 10. 
Best in Show 2017 Linda Commer
The library is hosting our third annual photography contest! This contest is
    • open to any amateur photographer of any age. 
    • offers over $800 in cash prizes including
    • Best in Show prize of $250
There are seven unique categories including: travel or landscape, people, architecture, nature, still life, black and white, and close-up. You can enter just one or all of the categories, but you may only enter one photo per category. Photos must have been taken within the last two calendar years. All photos must be submitted in print form as an 8x10, and no mounts, mats or frames allowed. Read all the rules on our website.

Judges have been announced, and include  Ted Perry of Fox 6 News and a WFB resident! More information here:

Tues., Sept. 4
  • Whitefish Bay Schools: First day of school, all schools

  • 55+ and Better: Register now for a grand musical talent held Tues., Sept. 11 at the Whitefish Bay Community Center- the lovely, Julie Anne Lovely Thompson! A special catered lunch of creamy chicken with peas over noodles, honey carrots, apple salad, rolls, chocolate brownie, milk and Starbucks coffee. Cost $9.00. * Must be prepaid and registered at the Whitefish Bay Community Center
Sat., Sept. 8
  • Village old can pickup of any residential unwanted carts and cans formerly used for refuse and recycling for residents living on or north of Henry Clay Street. Residents south of Henry Clay Street  will have pickup Sat, Sept. 15. Place old, rinsed, refuse or recycling carts, cans or bins out front on parkway for free collection by 7:00 am. Block party areas will be collected prior to barricades going up.
  • Whitefish Bay Public Library Collage Cities 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Create a city skyline with newspaper, construction paper, paint, tape, and a variety of other supplies.  

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

      Working with nearby law enforcement agencies we've arrested 5 young men related to the burglaries, car thefts and entry to vehicles that have occurred the past two weeks. The cases for these individuals are being processed through the district attorney's office. In talking with these young thieves, they have told us that they target Whitefish Bay because the people here leave their property unlocked. One young thief told us that they find change in these unlocked cars and they will come back and find more change "for them" in the same car the next night! There's no need for these thieves to break the windows of our cars or homes because there are so many unlocked cars and homes to choose from.
     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 these 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.
Police Department Links:
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North Shore Health Department

Did you know?
Standing water is the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. Besides being annoying, mosquitoes can carry diseases such as West Nile Disease. With the recent heavy rains, most yards will likely have some standing water. If you have a home pool, remember that winterizing your pool also includes keeping the pool covered, and regularly clearing water from the pool cover.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following to control mosquitoes outdoors:
Remove standing water where mosquitoes could lay eggs.
  •          Once a week, empty and scrub, turn over, cover, or throw out any items that hold water like tires, buckets, planters, toys, pools, birdbaths, flowerpot saucers, or trash containers. (It takes one week to develop from an egg to a flying adult)
  •          Tightly cover water storage containers (buckets, cisterns, rain barrels) so that mosquitoes cannot get inside to lay eggs.
  •          For containers without lids, cover with wire mesh with holes smaller than an adult mosquito.
  •          Use larvicides to treat large containers of water that will not be used for drinking and cannot be covered or dumped out.
  •          If you have a septic tank, repair cracks or gaps. Cover open vent or plumbing pipes with wire mesh with holes smaller than an adult mosquito.
  •          If you have a pool, keep the filter running, which keeps water moving and prevents mosquitoes from breeding. When closing the pool for the winter, keep it covered and properly winterized.
Kill mosquitoes outside your home.
  •          Use an outdoor insect spray made to kill mosquitoes in areas where they rest.
  •          Mosquitoes rest in dark, humid areas like under patio furniture, or under the garage.
  •          When using insecticides, always follow label instructions.
For more ways to protect yourself from mosquitoes, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/features/westnilevirus/
What is the health department working on?  
Last week, a public health nurse attended the annual Governor's Conference on Highway Safety. The conference was an opportunity for Child Passenger Safety Technicians (CPSTs), law enforcement and policy makers to learn about developments and discuss how to keep everyone safe on Wisconsin's roads. Three North Shore Health Department nurses and three North Shore Fire/Rescue employees are CPSTs, and all car seat installations are scheduled through the Fire Department's website. If you live in the North Shore and want to schedule an installation, visit www.NSFire.org and click on "Schedule a Car Seat Installation." 
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.
Tuesday, September 11th 10-11:00 a.m., Brown Deer
Thursday, September 13th 3-4:30 p.m., Shorewood 
Tuesday, September 18th 7:30-9:00 a.m., Shorewood
Tuesday, September 25th 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.

Wednesday, September 19th 8:00-10:00am Brown Deer (4800 W Green Brook Dr.)
Tuesday, September 25th 8:00-10:00am Shorewood (2010 E. Shorewood Blvd.)
Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening (walk-ins welcome - no appointment necessary)
Wednesday, September 5th 12:15-1:00 p.m. Dolan Center (4355 W Bradley Rd)
Thursday, September 20th 11:30-12:00 (Whitefish Bay Women's Club; 600 E. Henry Clay)
Wednesday, September 26th 3:30-4:30 p.m., Shorewood Office (2010 E. Shorewood Blvd.)
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


For complete information, please see http://www.wfbvillage.org/trashrecycle

  Please continue to place your cart three feet from any obstruction to allow for the arm to collect your refuse and recycling.


Notice of Special Collection: Old Can Pickup Dates

A Village-wide, free, collection of any residential old collection (refuse or recycling) carts or cans will occur on two dates:

Sat., Sept. 8 for residences on or north of Henry Clay Street
Sat., Sept. 15 for residences south of Henry Clay Street.

Place old, rinsed, refuse or recycling carts, cans or bins out front on parkway for free collection by 7:00 am. Block party areas will be collected prior to barricades going up.

Important Details:
This week is A-Route Recycling pickup. All homes formerly known as 1st and 2nd week pickup will occur this week
  • Monday, September 3 is the Labor Day holiday - all Monday and Tuesday refuse and recycling (A-Route) pickups will occur on Tuesday, September 4 
  • Please note collection time of day may change due to route changes. Please have cart(s) out by 7:00am
  • 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
  • The Village will pick up old, unwanted, rinsed carts/cans from your parkway (not in the alley - out at the street, marked for pickup) for free starting at 7:00am on the following date: Pickup is Saturday, September 8 for residents north of or on Henry Clay Street, and Saturday, September 15 for residents south of Henry Clay Street. Please have cans rinsed and out by 7:00am for pickup. Bins or cans left out that day will be removed by the Village.
  • If the old can pickup date is missed, please put out unwanted cans with refuse after Sept. 15 and mark as refuse. The guidelines for solid waste apply - if this special pickup is less than 4'x4'x7', the pickup is free - 414-962-6690 to schedule
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 will be shared with DPW at their location at 155 W Fairmount Ave at Lydell until Fall 2018. Customer Service Window hours are 8:00am-4:30pm Monday - Friday.

Note: Labor Day Holiday Refuse and Recycling Pickup will be on Tuesday, September 4.

Meeting Monday, September 10, 5:00pm:
The Village of Whitefish Bay Department of Public Works is hosting a Public Involvement Meeting for a 14 intersection and Silver Spring Drive Corridor Safety Improvement Project in the Village. The purpose of the meeting is to provide information and solicit input from the public and other project stakeholders on proposed intersection improvements on various village roads (see
attached map for project locations and details). Information regarding historic sites adjacent to the project will also be presented at the meeting. The proposed construction project is currently scheduled for 2019.

The meeting will be held on Monday, September 10, 2018, at 5:00pm at the Whitefish Bay Library, 5420 North Marlborough Drive, Whitefish Bay, WI 53217. Representatives from the Village of Whitefish Bay Department of Public Works and the engineering design consultants will be available to answer questions. The meeting is an "Open House" format without a formal presentation. Project related sketches and plans will be displayed at the meeting.


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 Continues!
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 in mid -July. 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 September, 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 - September: 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

Wilson Drive Project Updates are available here:  http://www.villageofshorewood.org/780/2018-Wilson-Drive-Reconstruction
Nearby Construction to the south:

Lake Drive 2018 Resurfacing Project - Shorewood - note, delayed until September


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! Working on having music every week - know anyone who wants to perform or do a cooking demonstration let me know at WFBBID@gmail.com . See you at the market!
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Merchants of Whitefish Bay on Facebook
WFBBID on Instagram

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.

Thanks to all who came to our first event!
Click here for Facebook link to this Event!

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
Back to School
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
*High School: September 4th - Freshmen all day/ Grades 10-12 begin at noon
*Cumberland & Richards: Junior Kindergarten (K4) has a staggered schedule on September 4th and 5th.  Please see letter sent home at the end of the school year or in placement envelope given at registration, for assigned times.

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

Come to the Swift Count on Sunday, Sept. 2. Details above in calendar. 
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. 

  • Stitching: 9am-12noon 2nd and 4th Mondays - creating teddy bears for people in need.
  • Bridge: 1pm Bridge Club 2nd and 4th Thursdays
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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