Monday, February 27, 2023

Village of Whitefish Bay Official Weekly Newsletter

Message from the Village President, Kevin Buckley

The Village is looking for another citizen volunteer for the Board of Appeals, which reviews requests for code variances and special exceptions.  Read below for details on how to apply.

Have a great week! -kb

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Why Is The Village Hall Phone Ringing?

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.

When is 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, 2023.

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


Last Week's Meetings:

Village Board Meeting

  • Monday, February 20, 6:00 p.m., Village Board Room and Via Zoom

Community Development Authority

  • Tuesday, February 21, 6:00 p.m., Village Hall Board Room and via Zoom

This Week's Meetings:

Library Board Meeting

  • Tuesday, February 28, 6:30 p.m., via Zoom

Architectural Review Commission

  • Thursday, March 2, 5:30 p.m., Village Board Room

BID Board

  • Friday, March 3, 8:30 a.m., Village Board Room

Village Board Meeting

February 20, 2023

1) Fire Inspection Overview

NSFD Chief Robert Whitaker provided a detailed summary of current fire code which applies to all commercial properties within Whitefish Bay along with a review of the NSFD's fire inspection permitting process.

2) Lydell and Lake Ave Safety Improvement Recommendations

The Board approved the nine safety improvement recommendations on Lydell and Lake View Avenue, as outlined in the February 14, 2023 memo drafted by John Edlebeck, Director of Public Works.

3) Design/Bid and Engineering Services

The Board approved the contract with Stormwater Solutions, LLC for the Klode Park Bluff Stormwater Improvement Project.

4) Adoption of Ordinance 14-13.1

The Board adopted Village Ordinance 14-13.1 Well Abandonment. All existing and future private wells will require a permit for operation.

CDA Meeting

February 21, 2023

1) Downtown Incentive Grant Review

The CDA reviewed a DIG application submitted by the North Shore Wellness Collective. This item was tabled in order to allow the applicant more time to gather supporting documentation for the CDA's consideration.

2) TID #1 Closure Presentation

The CDA discussed the current health and projected performance of Tax Incremental District #1 (Silver Spring Drive).

3) Discussion on the Downtown Incentive Grant Program

The CDA discussed the DIG program as it is currently structured and discussed possible amendments. This item will be placed on an upcoming agenda for continued discussion.

4) Discussion on Silver Spring Drive Placemaking

The CDA continued their discussion on placemaking enhancements for the Silver Spring District.

Updates from Village Hall:

Citizen Volunteer Needed –

Board of Appeals (BOA) Alternate Member

The Village of Whitefish Bay is accepting applications from residents to fill one (1) vacancy on the Board of Appeals (alternate member).

The Board of Appeals reviews requests for Zoning Code variances and special exceptions (including fence heights and setback issues) in addition to appeals of administrative decisions made by Village officials. The Board of Appeals meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:15 p.m.

Interested residents should complete and submit an Online ApplicationApplications are due by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 17, 2023. Please email Village Manager Paul Boening with any questions.

Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (CORP) - Public Comment Form

What is the CORP?


This CORP was developed by the Village of Whitefish Bay Staff, along with a team of consultants from GRAEF, to guide recreation management and park development for the next five years and enable the Village to apply for grant funding from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) and other funding sources. 

This plan creates an up-to-date inventory and evaluation of Whitefish Bay’s existing parks, identifies the needs of community members related to outdoor recreational opportunities and provides a list of recommendations to the Village to assist with its Capital Improvement Planning (CIP) efforts related to parks and open space.

Please review the Draft Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (CORP) and provide your comments by linking to the CORP Comment Form. The Public Comment Form will be open through March 8, 2023.

Message From The Police Department:

Please remember, do not leave your car unattended if you decide to warm up the vehicle on an especially cold day. It only takes seconds for a criminal to steal an unlocked, running vehicle. In fact, this recently happened in Whitefish Bay on February 18, 2023 at approximately 5:36 p.m.

The Police Department asks that you be particularly vigilant in making sure that the keys are out of your vehicle(s) and that they are secured. Be smart, be safe!

Whitefish Bay Garden Club:

Join us for our Club's 2023 Master Gardener Panel and Q & A!

  • Presenters: Marlene Jaglinski, Mary Middleton, Laura Nankin, and Mary Caye Smith
  • March 14th, 6:30 p.m.
  • 2nd floor WFB Library meeting room

Submit your questions now! 

Do you have questions for our Club's Master Gardeners? At the meeting, select Master Gardener residents will introduce themselves and talk about the certification process. Then they will answer your questions.

Master Gardeners provide a rich community resource. They research from approved-UW Extension sources, so they provide you with the up-to-date best practice answers to your gardening questions. Please submit your questions by Friday, March 3rd by emailing [email protected]

Whitefish Bay Public Library:

Pickup Your Library Materials 24/7/365 with our New Smart Lockers

Library materials are available 24/7/365 with our new smart lockers that are now live! When placing a hold on items, select Whitefish Bay Lockers as your pick-up location. You will be notified by text or email once items are ready for pickup. Read all about this on the library's website:

All Ages Storytime, 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Mondays, Through February 20

Wednesdays, Through February 22

Thursdays, Through February 23

Join us for a fun, educational storytime perfect for all ages. We'll share stories, songs, flannels and more! Storytime will be held in the Tower of the children's area. Please register for any updates.

Tea Time Book Club

Friday, February 24, 12:00 p.m.

Our Tea Time Book Club meets once a month is led by Library Director Nyama Reed. This month we're reading Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May. 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

Meeting ID: 817 7725 2388

Passcode: 33887462

Getting to Know Medicare

Tuesday, March 7, 6:00 p.m.

Please Register-

A workshop designed to simplify Medicare and to help you make a more informed decision on your coverage without all the headaches and confusion.

This program will be held in person. Presented by Grutz Financial.

Mystery Book Club

Wednesday, March 8, 6:30 p.m.

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

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 890 9070 0104

Passcode: J8yJp03W

Whitefish Bay Talks: Irish Music from Ceol Cairde

Thursday, March 9, 6:30 p.m.

Please Register:

Begin your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations as we welcome the musical group, Ceol Cairde (literally “music of friends” in Irish/Gaelic ) for a jaw-dropping performance of their distinctive mix of traditional Irish and Celtic tunes. Discover the beauty and fun of Irish music the way it’s been played for centuries.

School District of Whitefish Bay:

Something Rotten!

Presented by Whitefish Bay High School Theater

When: 7:00 p.m. on March 3, 4, 10 & 11; and 2:00 p.m. on March 5

Where: Whitefish Bay High School Auditorium

Tickets: $20 for adults; $15 for seniors; $10 for students Tickets available at

Upcoming School Board Meeting:

  • Wednesday, March 8, 7:00 p.m. - Regular Business Meeting
  • Wednesday, March 15, 7:00 p.m. - Committee Meetings

School Board meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. in the High School Library Media Center, unless posted otherwise. Meeting dates, agendas, minutes, and more can be found online

Community E-Newsletter

Our Community E-Newsletters are one of several ways the District works toward comprehensive communications with the community. Read the February Newsletter and Sign up to receive these monthly during the school year.

Bay Bridge:

Slots are still available for the March 1 Bay Bridge sandwich drive. Collection takes place across from the library in Schoolhouse Park from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. the first Wednesday of each month. This is a great opportunity for the whole family to help provide food for our neighbors experiencing food insecurity. Sandwiches are distributed by The Guest House and Just One More Ministry and may be someone's only meal for the day. Instructions on how to prepare the sandwiches and sign-up slots for each month are linked here Sandwich making

North Shore Health Department:

Click here to view the February 22, 2023 Weekly Summary from the North Shore Health Department

February 22, 2023: Lead-in-WTR (Water Treatment and Remediation)

The Lead-in-WTR Initiative is a free, voluntary program for early childcare sites and Head Start Programs in the state of Wisconsin. The goal of the program is to sample and test a childcare site’s water for lead and help them take action through faucet replacement or appropriate signage.


Why is it important to test for lead in water?


Some old pipes and fixtures (i.e. faucets or water fountains) may contain lead. Over time, this lead may seep into drinking water and, when consumed, enter the bloodstream. Unfortunately, infants and young children are especially susceptible to lead exposures and could develop health complications such as:


·       Behavior and learning problems

·       Lower IQ and hyperactivity

·       Slowed growth

·       Hearing problems

·       Anemia

·       Speech and language impairment

Since September 1st, 2022, the NSHD has been a direct coordinator of the Lead-in-WTR Initiative in the North Shore on behalf of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.


As of February 2023, there have been a total of 11 childcare site who have voluntarily participated in the FREE initiative. 

Kiwanis Club:

Pancake Breakfast with the Bunny

Come celebrate Spring at the North Shore Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast with the Bunny on Saturday, April 1, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. 


The event will take place at Dominican High School, 120 E. Silver Spring Drive, Whitefish Bay.


Enjoy taking photos with the Bunny, raffles, and a delicious breakfast featuring pancakes, sausage, juice, milk & coffee. Tickets are available at the door, from Kiwanis members, or at Winkie’s Variety Store - just $9 per adult (10 & up) and $6 per child (over 2 years of age).


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. Event Sponsors include Bayshore Dental, Orley Shabahang, David Hobbs and Associated Bank.

Other Community Links:

WFB Blue Duke Nation

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


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