Monday, February 12, 2024


Village of Whitefish Bay Official Weekly Newsletter

Message from the Village President, Kevin Buckley


The WFB Library Board is looking for one new board member. Please read below for details on how to apply.

 

I've asked village staff to forward interesting "factoids" that may interest residents. This one comes from our Chief of Police:

 

Currently women make up just 12% of law enforcement in the US.  Presently, 25% of WFB's officers are female.  There is an initiative called the 30x30 initiative that is focused on increasing the representation of women in policing to 30% by 2030, and the village is one hire away from that goal.

 

Eighteen months ago, the Village remodeled and expanded the women's locker rooms.

 

Have a great week! -kb

Why Is The Village Hall Phone Ringing?

When is the 2nd installment of Property Taxes due? For those residents who elected to pay their property taxes under the installment plan, please be advised that the due date for the second installment is March 31, 2024.


Can I place recyclable materials next to my recycling container on collection day? No, pursuant to Village Ordinance, all recyclable materials must be placed inside the recycling container with the lid completely closed. This is required in order to prevent glass and other debris from falling out of the container during the automated collection process.


Have a question? Send us an email or give us a call at (414) 962-6690.

WEEKLY MEETING BRIEF

Last Week's Meetings:


Village Board

  • Monday, February 5, 6:00 p.m., Village Hall Board Room and via Zoom




This Week's Meetings:


Public Works Committee

  • Monday, February 12, 4:00 p.m., Village Hall Board Room and via Zoom


Board of Appeals

  • Tuesday, February 13, 6:15 p.m., Village Hall Board Room and via Zoom


Architectural Review Commission

  • Thursday, February 15, 5:30 p.m., Village Hall Board Room and via Zoom


Village Board: Monday, February 5

1.) Accurate Appraisal Presentation

The Village’s Assessor, Accurate Appraisal, provided a recap of the 2023 assessment year as well as an overview of the Village-wide Property Revaluation they will be conducting this year.

Whitefish Bay School District:

Newsies Presented by Whitefish Bay High School Theater

When: 7:00 p.m. on March 1, 2, 8 & 9; and 2:00 p.m. on March 3

Where: Whitefish Bay High School Auditorium

Tickets: $20 for Adults, $15 for Seniors, & $10 for Students

Tickets Available at WFBHSTHEATER.COM

Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience!


Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right! Come join us for a night of live theater that will inspire the whole family!

Important Dates

  • February 23-26: No School


Upcoming School Board Meetings

  • Wednesday, February 14 – Regular Business Meeting
  • Wednesday, February 28 – Committee Meetings





Agendas, minutes and more information can be found online.

Whitefish Bay Public Library:

All Ages Storytime

Mondays, 10:00 a.m.

February 12

Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.

February 14

Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.

February 15

Join us for a fun, educational storytime perfect for all ages. We'll share stories, songs, flannels, and more! Please register for any updates. Registration open now!


Toddler Time with Miss Valerie

12mo-24mo with an adult caregiver. (Siblings are welcome.)

Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.

Please Register: February 13

Storytime Room

Toddler Time is back! Join Miss Valerie for stories, songs, lap bounces, and more, followed by a playtime for our little ones.


Mystery Book Club

Wednesday, February 14, 6:30 p.m.

Please Register- https://www.wfblibrary.org/our_events/?eid=1651

Our Mystery Book Club meets once a month and is led by librarian Sharon Nagel. This month we're reading Bloodline by Jess Lourey. This meeting will be a hybrid meeting, both on Zoom and in person at the library. Click here to join Zoom: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89090700104?pwd=L0dobVU1M0JpdGNDME5EdzNYSWdlUT09

Meeting ID: 890 9070 0104

Passcode: J8yJp03W


WFB AFS International Dessert Event

Sunday, February 18, 1:30 p.m.

Come join the Whitefish Bay AFS Chapter for an evening of delicious international desserts and a chance to learn about the countries and cultures of current AFS foreign exchange students.

Join us to hear presentations and sample desserts from:

Luise from Austria

Javier from Spain

Matilde from Chile

This is a free event but donations to the WFB AFS Chapter are welcome. Questions? Contact Barb at: pbw.barbara@gmail.com


Bilingual Storytime/Horade cuentos bilingüe

Monday, February 19, 6:00 p.m.

Please Register- https://www.wfblibrary.org/our_events/?eid=1667

Welcome everyone! You are invited to a family bilingual storytime at Whitefish Bay Library. Join us as we sing songs, read books, and practice our Spanish.

¡Bienvenidos todos! Estan invitados a la hora de cuentos bilingüe para familias. Acompáñanos a cantar canciones, leer libros y practicar español.


Winter Wiggles!

Wednesday, February 21, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Birth-5yo with an adult caregiver. No registration required.

Focused on whole-body movement, this gross-motor library program is the perfect chance for kids to get some of those winter wiggles out!


Tea Time Book Club

Friday, February 23, 12PM

Please register: https://www.wfblibrary.org/our_events/?eid=1408

Our Tea Time Book Club meets once a month is led by Library Director Nyama Reed. This month's title is How Can I Help You by Laura Sims. Tea Time Book Club offers hybrid meetings. You can attend in-person at the Library in the 2nd floor Program Room or online via Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81777252388?pwd=TFlEQnE5bHl1dnVHdTFqVnZZeDBkQT09

Meeting ID: 817 7725 2388

Passcode: 33887462

Winter Reading Program @ WFBPL

January 15 - February 29

Our Winter Reading Program is back! Adults can participate through Beanstack (https://wfblibrary.beanstack.com/reader365), while teens kids can stop by the Youth Services Desk to get started. The program starts on January 15 and runs through February 29.

Friends Writing Contest 2024

Friends are once again offering Friends of the Whitefish Bay Public Library Writing Contest. This will be the 11th straight year for the contest, which includes submission categories for short story (1,000 words or less), memoir (1,000 words or less), and poetry (200 words or less). The contest is open to anyone 16 and up. Submissions will be accepted from January 8 - February 9 and are limited to one entry per category per person. Cash prizes will be awarded in spring. Please include a cover page on your entry with the following: Name, address, email, phone number, entry date, and category. Email entries to reference@wfblibrary.org or drop off entries in person at the Adult Services Desk or mail them to:

Friends of the Whitefish Bay Library Writing Contest

5420 N Marlborough Drive

Whitefish Bay, WI 53217


2024 Friends of the Whitefish Bay Public Library Scholarship

Friends of the Whitefish Bay Public Library are pleased to announce two $1,000 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 2024/2025 school year are eligible. Read more on the library’s website:

https://www.wfblibrary.org/friends/scholarship.php




The Whitefish Bay Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking candidates to fill a vacant position for a 3-year term from May 1, 2024, to April 30, 2027. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for libraries and a commitment to community service. The Library Board provides strategic direction and supervision to the Director and Library staff.

The Library has a robust Mission, Guiding Principles, and Strategic Plan which guide the Board and staff in ensuring the Library's excellent patron services, financial stability, and operational efficiency. Check out our Mission and Guiding Principles at https://www.wfblibrary.org/about/mission_and_values/).


Meeting dates for 2024 are available on our website at https://www.wfblibrary.org/about/library_board/ and typically last 1.5-2.0 hours, with an additional 1.0-2.0 hours per month for committee work or meeting prep.


Contribute your talents to further strengthening the Library as a valued asset of our Whitefish Bay community. Please include sufficient information to help us understand why you are the best choice for the Library Board via the Village of Whitefish Bay website by 11:59 pm on February 29, 2024. http://bit.ly/2nTJLYB

Questions? Please send an email to Nyama Y. Reed, Library Director, at n.reed@wfblibrary.org.

North Shore Health Department:

Click here to view the February 7, 2024 Weekly Summary from the North Shore Health Department

Whitefish Bay Garden Club:

Upcoming Meeting


The WFB Garden Club invites members of the public to join us at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at the WFB Library, 2nd floor for a discussion on local climate initiatives with Matthew Collins, our new Director of Public Works, as well as a presentation on the Shorewood Conservation Committee with Joey Sprague and Joshua Liberatore.

Kiwanis Club of North Shore Milwaukee:

Other Community Links:

Merchants of Whitefish Bay

Whitefish Bay Public Library

Whitefish Bay School District

Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission

Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation

North Shore Fire Department

Whitefish Bay Little League

Bay Bridge

North Shore Junior Women's Club

WFB Blue Duke Nation

Whitefish Bay Recreation and Community Education

Kiwanis Club of North Shore Milwaukee

Whitefish Bay Garden Club

Whitefish Bay Public Education Foundation

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

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