Monday, December 2, 2019

2019 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
Official Newsletter
Message from the
Village President, Julie Siegel

I want to give a huge shout out to our amazing DPW workers this past week. Not only did they do double duty with holiday refuse and recycling pick-up, they also successfully managed the huge amount of leaves raked into the street. They are amazing!  To subscribe to our newsletter, click here.
Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing?
When will I receive my Tax Bill? Tax bills will be sent out to residents no later than December 13, 2019. The Village Property Tax website will be updated with info and payment instructions at that time.

When did Winter Overnight Parking Regulations go into effect? Whitefish Bay winter overnight parking regulations began on December 1st and runs through March 31st. Overnight parking from 3:00 am to 5:00 am is only allowed by permit in designated locations.  Please click here for more information.
Have a question?
The Village Hall phone number is 414-962-6690.
Village Meeting Agendas:
Last Week's Meetings:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 26, 6:30 pm, Whitefish Bay Public Library
This Week's Meetings:

  • Monday, Dec. 2, 6:00 pm, Village Hall Board Room
News from Village Hall:
Year End Leaf Collection Information:

Is curbside loose leaf collection over?
Yes! The deadline to place loose leaves in the street has passed. Going forward, leaves will need to be bagged or containerized. The collection of bagged/containerized leaves will continue into December, weather permitting.

Where do I place my leaves? 
Leaves must be containerized, which means in paper yard waste bags OR reusable hard plastic cans or carts. Containers must weigh 50 pounds or less.
Whitefish Bay Ranked 9th!

The Village of Whitefish Bay was recently named the 9th best place to live in the United States based on a report conducted by 24/7 Wall St.  Click here to view the full rankings!
Winter Reminders from Public Works:
Village Snow Plowing Procedures:

Village crews clear streets starting with the main thoroughfares, the crews then proceed to streets adjacent to schools, after that residential streets and alleys are cleared. Sidewalks next to village land are also cleared.
Resident Snow and Ice Removal:

All residents and business owners are responsible for snow and ice removal from public sidewalks adjacent to their properties within 24 hours of a snow event. Please clear all corners with crosswalks. Handicap accessible ramps should be cleared out enough to accommodate a wheel chair. Visit the   Village website for more details
Snow Storm Cart Placement:

During winter months refuse and recycling carts should continue to be placed within 3 feet of the curb or alley edge and 3 feet from any side or rear obstruction, including other carts, trees, garage, fence, or any other elements.

In the event of snow, Residents are encouraged to utilize their driveway apron or clear a portion of their parkway for cart placement. Snow and ice must be cleared around the cart(s) as well as the lid. Please do not place your refuse and recycling carts in the street during the winter months as it can affect proper snow removal by our village snow plow crews. Proper placement is imperative to automated collection.
Update from the School District:
Incoming 4-Year-Old Kindergarten Open House

Whitefish Bay resident children turning four on or before September 1, 2020 and their parents/guardians are invited to the 4K Open House at Richards and Cumberland School. 

  • Richards School – Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • Cumberland School – Friday, December 6, 2019  

The Open House will include a visit to a kindergarten classroom, story time in the library and information sessions with the principals. Click here for Incoming K4 Informational Material.
Tips from the Whitefish Bay Garden Club:
The time to plant milkweed seeds is now! 

According to the Wisconsin Monarch Collaborative, the perfect time to plant milkweed seeds is in November and December. Milkweed seeds like a prolonged period of cold prior to germination. After you find a sunny location, toss your seeds onto loose soil, allowing them direct contact with the soil. Throughout the winter the seeds will sit under a bed of moist snow creating the perfect environment, similar to what happens in nature. For further information on where to find Wisconsin native plants, checkout the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for a list of Wisconsin native plant nurseries. 
Events at the Whitefish Bay Public Library:
Thursday, December 5:
Mystery Book Club, 7:00 pm, Our Mystery Book Club meets once a month and is led by Patron Services Intern Sharon Nagel. This month we're reading The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware. Registration Preferred.
Tuesday, December 10:
STEAM Storytime: The Napping House, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, We'll share this classic story and then work on our balancing skills! Can you keep a snoring grandma, a slumbering child, and all the animals on the bed?  Grades K4-K5. Registration Required.
Community Spotlight:
Holiday Tea at the Whitefish Bay Women's Club:

You are invited to attend one of the most popular holiday luncheons in the North Shore on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 1:00 pm. You will be served a delicious plate of specialty tea sandwiches with tea/coffee, and you may purchase a glass of wine from our house selections. To complete the fare, a generous variety of delectable holiday treats will draw you to our desert table.

Reservations for the event are required and can be made by either mailing a check for $20.00 to the club or registering directly at our club house, 600 E. Henry Clay Street. For answers to any additional questions, please call Karen at 414-332-7781.
Kiwanis Breakfast with Santa:

The Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast with Santa is Saturday, December 14 from 8:00 am to 11:00 am at Dominican High School (120 E Silver Spring Drive, Whitefish Bay). Enjoy visiting and pictures with Santa, raffles, face painting, story-telling and breakfast, including pancakes, sausage, juice, milk & coffee. Tickets are available at the door, at Winkie’s Variety Store, or from a Kiwanis member - $8 per adult (10 & up) and $5 per child (over 2 years of age). Proceeds benefit Kiwanis charities. For more info contact: northshorekiwanis1950@gmail.com
North Shore Health Department:
Did you know? “The stomach flu” is not actually a flu. What is commonly considered stomach flu is most likely norovirus. Norovirus is the leading cause of vomiting and diarrhea from acute gastroenteritis (inflammation of the stomach and intestines) among people of all ages. In the United states, on average norovirus causes 19 to 21 million cases of acute gastroenteritis and contributes to about 56,000 to 71,000 hospitalizations and 570 to 800 deaths, mostly among young children and the elderly. 

Norovirus spreads easily through transfer of fecal (“poop”) or vomit particles. It can easily contaminate food and water because as few as 10 virus particles can make you sick. Food and water can get contaminated with norovirus in many ways, including when:
  • An infected person touches food with their bare hands that are contaminated
  • Food is placed on a counter or surface that is contaminated
  • Tiny drops of vomit from an infected person spray through the air and land on the food
  • The food is grown or harvested with contaminated water (harvested oysters or field-irrigated fruit and vegetables)

Common symptoms of norovirus include diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, and stomach pain. People with norovirus are typically ill for 1 to 3 days. Follow these simple steps to protect yourself and others from norovirus:
  • Wash your hands often (especially after using the bathroom or changing diapers)
  • Rinse fruits and vegetables
  • Cook shellfish thoroughly
  • Stay home when sick and for two days after symptoms stop
  • Avoid preparing food for others when sick and for two days after symptoms stop

For more information about norovirus, visit the CDC website. Click here to view a video on proper handwashing to prevent the spread of Norovirus.
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (Appointment Required)

Tuesday, Dec. 10,
10:00 am to 11:00 am,
Brown Deer Office

Thursday, Dec. 12,
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Shorewood Office

Upcoming Adult Health Clinics
(Appointment Required)

Wednesday, Dec. 18,
8:00 am to 10:00 am,
Brown Deer Office

Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening 
(No Appointment Required)

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm
Dolan Center
(4355 W. Bradley Rd)

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