Monday, January 25, 2021

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

The Village of Whitefish Bay is accepting applications for a resident volunteer to serve on the Board of Appeals. Application information is below! To subscribe to our newsletter, click here.
Why Is The Village Hall Phone Ringing?
What is this week's ice rink schedule? The ice rink has an updated schedule this week. See below or click here for details.

When will I receive my property tax over-payment refund? Tax refunds, if applicable, will be sent to homeowners approximately 3 weeks after the receipt of payment. No further action is needed on the part of a resident.

What is the property tax deadline? The first installment or full payment of taxes are due Sunday, January 31, 2021. Click here for more information.

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

  • Monday, January 18, 6:00 p.m., Virtual GoToMeeting

  • Thursday, January 21, 5:30 p.m., Virtual GoToMeeting.
This Week's Meetings:

  • Tuesday, January 25, 6:00 p.m., Virtual GoToMeeting.

For other meeting agendas and minutes, please visit the Agenda Center page.
Updates from Village Hall:
Citizen Volunteer Needed:

The Village of Whitefish Bay is accepting applications for resident volunteers to fill one (1) vacancy on the Board of Appeals.

The Board of Appeals possesses the following statutory powers:
  • To hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is error in any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by an official in the enforcement of state and local zoning laws  
  • To hear and decide variances from the terms of the zoning ordinance where, owing to special conditions, a literal enforcement of the provisions of the ordinance will result in practical difficulty or unnecessary hardship and the public interest will not be harmed
  • To hear and decide special exceptions to certain provisions of the zoning ordinance
  • The Board of Appeals meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:15 p.m.
Interested citizens should complete and submit an online application. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 5, 2021. Meetings are currently being held virtually via GoToMeeting. Please email Village Manager Paul Boening with any questions.
Village Hall Job Opening:

Building Services Job Opening: Applications are being accepted for a full time Administration Assistant – Building Services with the Village of Whitefish Bay. Full-Time at $18.00 to $21.00 per hour DOQ.

The Administration Assistant serves as the office receptionist, assisting residents, contractors, and guests either in person or over the phone, and performs various clerical duties to include processing permits, scheduling inspections, and collecting payments. The Administration Assistant – Building Services works to ensure a friendly, welcoming, and consistently excellent standard of customer service for all Village residents and contractors.

Click here for more information and to apply for the position. Deadline to apply is February 5, 2021.
Vaccine Updates from the Health Department:
On Tuesday, January 19th, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced that adults over the age of 65 will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning January 25, 2021. Currently, frontline health care workers, residents in long-term care facilities (nursing homes and assisted living facilities), and police and fire personnel are eligible. There are approximately 700,000 Wisconsinites who are 65 and older and Wisconsin currently receives around 70,000 first-dose vaccines per week from the federal government. It will take time to vaccinate this population in Wisconsin. We will continue to vaccinate our 1A providers the week of January 25th. If you are a 1A provider who still needs to be vaccinated, please send us a message at nshd@nshealthdept.org.

The details of future NSHD COVID-19 vaccine clinics will be announced on a weekly basis based on the availability of vaccine supply. Once we receive confirmation of our vaccine supply from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, we will send notification about who NSHD will be vaccinating during this week. Please do not contact our office to make an appointment or be put on a waiting list. On Friday, January 29 we will send a notice out detailing how to sign up for clinics scheduled the week of February 1. Notice will be sent through the North Shore Vaccine Updates email list and through our website when we know what our vaccine supply for the week will be.

Other Milwaukee County organizations, including health care providers and pharmacies, are planning to vaccinate adults over 65 years of age and other eligible groups based on criteria approved by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. These organizations are preparing for their vaccine clinics, but are also awaiting information from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services on vaccine supply and delivery. Information on how to sign up for a vaccination appointment at these places will be available in the coming weeks.

Community Ice Rink Schedule Update:
Rink Two has opened at the Cahill Park Community Ice Rink. Click here to view the rink schedule for 1/25/21 through 1/31/21.

Before heading to the ice rink:
  • Please be sure to check the Village website for weather and other ice rink schedule updates.
  • Please stay home if you have any of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle aches, headache, body aches, vomiting, diarrhea, new loss of taste or smell.
  • Remember that 6-foot social distancing and masks are recommended at all times
  • Some minor construction continues on the rink, please do not enter areas marked “off-limits”. 
Gov. Evers Extends Mask Order:
Last week,Gov. Tony Evers signed Executive Order #104 and Emergency Order #1 establishing a new statewide public health emergency and face coverings requirement, respectively, as the state continues to expand vaccination distribution across the state. Executive Order #104 is available here and Emergency Order #1 is available here. Emergency Order #1 extends the requirement for individuals ages 5 years and older to wear a face mask when indoors and not in a private residence, with some exceptions as clarified and defined in the order. The order will expire on March 20, 2021.
Spring 2021 Primary Election Information:
February 16, 2021 Election FAQ:

The Village is experiencing a high volume of questions related the upcoming election, absentee ballots, and response deadlines. Please see the below list of frequently asked questions and answers. If you have a question that is not listed below, please don't hesitate to give us a call at: (414) 962-6690.

The Spring 2021 Primary Election is February 16, 2021. Please click here for frequently asked questions related the upcoming February 16, 2021 election, absentee ballots, and response deadlines. If you have a question that is not listed, please don't hesitate to give us a call at (414) 962-6690.
Updates from the Whitefish Bay Public Library:
Curbside Pickup Hours:
  • Monday to Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday to Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Take and Make for Kids, Collage Mittens, Wednesday, January 27, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Kits available to pick-up this Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. outside the front doors of the library. We ask that you take one per child and practice good social distancing and mask wearing when picking up your kit.

Virtual Storytime: Due to COVID-19, all of our storytimes are virtual storytimes! We invite you to join one of our youth services librarians for books, rhymes, songs, and more. Our events will premiere on our Facebook page, and they will also be saved on our Facebook page for a brief amount of time. Through February 19:
  • Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.: Toddler Time
  • Fridays at 10:00 a.m.: All Ages

Friends of the Whitefish Bay Library Writing Contest: The Friends of the Whitefish Bay Public Library are once again offering Friends of the Whitefish Bay Library Writing Contest. This will be the 8th straight year for the contest, which includes submission categories for short story, memoirs, and poetry. Deadline is February 8, 2021. Click here to read all about the contest.

2021 Friends of the Whitefish Bay Library Scholarship: The Friends of the Whitefish Bay Public Library are pleased to announce two $500 educational scholarships for students who have been positively influenced by libraries. High school seniors who are residents of or attend school in Whitefish Bay and will be attending college during the 2021/2022 school year are eligible. Deadline is March 15, 2021. Click here to read all the details.
Community Spotlight:
Bay Bridge Update:

Thanks to more than one hundred volunteers, Bay Bridge collected over 2,500 sandwiches for Just One More Ministry food bank. The project was part of a North Shore coalition’s efforts to celebrate, advocate, educate, and serve in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The North Shore coalition also encouraged municipalities to consider a formal statement honoring the legacy of Dr. King. Whitefish Bay became one of nine communities to adopt a resolution in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 2021. The new coalition garnered the attention of The Morning Blend, WISN Channel 12, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, all of which covered North Shore events. To get involved with future activities, sign up for our newsletter at Newsletter Subscription Form — Bay Bridge .
Highlights 1/19/21: COVID-19 Vaccinations at Meijer

The Meijer COVID-19 Vaccination Registration Process: When they have vaccines available, Meijer will text an invite link to you with available clinic dates and times that you are able to sign up for. Register here.

Many COVID-19 vaccines are a two-dose series. To get the full benefit of a two-dose vaccine, it is important that both doses are given at the correct time. After you receive the first shot, you’ll automatically be invited back to a second clinic to get the second dose.

About dose availability: Vaccines will be prioritized based on state and national guidelines as they become available. COVID-19 vaccines are not recommended for anyone under age 16.

Meijer Pharmacy locations will receive the vaccine at different times based on what public health officials decide for the needs of our communities. We recommend you pre-register so we can notify you if we are able to provide you with the vaccine.

For the most recent updates on COVID-19 in the North Shore, visit our website. We also encourage you to frequently monitor the DHS website and CDC website.

Other Community Links:
Village of Whitefish Bay | Phone: (414) 962-6690 | Fax: (414) 962-5651