Monday, September 11, 2023

Village of Whitefish Bay Official Weekly Newsletter

Message from the Village President, Kevin Buckley

This week, please bring your kids to the Bike Safety Road-eo @ Lydell school. Whitefish Bay's police will be hosting bike safety lessons and helmet fittings. Read below for details.


For the adults .. there's an Oktoberfest at Klode Park's beer garden, hosted by 1840 Brewing. This 4-day festival starts on Thursday and continues through Sunday. Check below for times, music and food truck options! 


Have a great week! -kb

Why Is The Village Hall Phone Ringing?

Where can I learn more about the ongoing I-43 projects? Click here for more information and updates.

When is Village Trick-or-Treat? Village-wide Trick-or-Treat will take place on Sunday, October 29, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please note: Block parties are not permitted on the day of Village Trick-or-Treat.

When is the next brush chipper collection? Brush will next be collected by Village crews next week (Beginning Sept 18). Brush should be placed in the parkway between the curb and the sidewalk.

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


Last Week's Meetings:

Architectural Review Commission

  • Thursday, September 7, 5:30 p.m., Village Hall Board Room and via Zoom
  • Case 1 - Approved
  • Case 2 - Approved
  • Case 3 - Tabled
  • Case 4 - Approved
  • Case 5 - Tabled
  • Case 6 - Approved

This Week's Meetings:

Board of Appeals

  • Tuesday, September 12, 6:15 p.m., Village Hall Board Room and via Zoom

Bike Safety Road-eo This Saturday:

Refuse and Recycling Reminders:

Important Reminders for the Refuse and Recycling Program:

  • Only Village-issued carts may be used for refuse (gray) and recycling (blue).

  • Carts should be placed on the parkway, driveway apron, or outside your alley garage with the lids closed.

  • Carts should open toward the street or alley with the handle toward the house.

  • Carts should be placed at least three feet apart from each other and any other obstruction on all sides of the cart.

  • All household waste must be put inside carts for collection. Any garbage bags or additional recycling outside the cart will not be collected.

  • Structural items (i.e. a mattress or couch) that cannot be broken down to fit inside the cart up to 4'x4'x7' will be picked up for free on your normal collection day. Simply place the item(s) at least three feet away from your cart at the curb or in the alley.

  • If you have extra garbage bags with household waste, additional recycling that cannot fit into your cart, and/or structural items that exceed the size limit for a free pickup, you can schedule a $45 paid special pickup. For more information on special pickups, click here.

  • Additional carts (refuse and recycling) are available for sale for $75 each. The order form is available online. Payments can be made in person at Village Hall (5300 N Marlborough Dr) during regular business hours (M-F, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.), or by mail.

Employment Opportunities with the

Department of Public Works:

Director of Public Works

This is a salaried, full-time position with excellent benefits.

The Director of Public Works functions as a department head under the supervision of the Village Manager. This person is responsible for the Village’s public works services including the operation and maintenance of, but not limited to, streets, sewers, water, lighting, sidewalks, public buildings, vehicle maintenance, grounds and right-of-ways.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Service Worker

Hourly rate starts at $24.99/hour with a 6 year pay increase plan and excellent benefits. 

This full time position performs general labor tasks including but not limited to landscape maintenance, yard waste collection, tree/forestry maintenance, utility operation and maintenance, park and building maintenance, street maintenance as well as other general labor duties within the Department of Public Works.

Click here for more information and to apply.

More Upcoming Events:

1840 Brewing Company

Oktoberfest at Klode Park

1840 Brewing Company returns to Klode Park for an Oktoberfest celebration, Thursday, September 14, through Sunday, September 17. Enjoy live Polka tunes and music from Jeff Hinnendael, as well as a different food truck each day.

Oktoberfest Schedule:

Thurs, Sept 14, 4:00-8:00 p.m.

Fri, Sept 15, 12:00-8:00 p.m.

Sat, Sept 16, 12:00-8:00 p.m.

  • Food: TBD

Sun, Sept 17, 12:00-6:00 p.m.

Whitefish Bay School District:

September District Newsletter

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

Whitefish Bay Public Library:

Toddler Time with Miss Valerie

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

Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.

Please Register: September 12, September 19, September 26  

Storytime Room

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

Whitefish Bay TALKS: Cathedrals: Clues to Identifying Biblical Figures in Cathedrals Around the World with Lorrie Wenzel

Tuesday, September 12, 6:30 p.m.

Please register here.

Have you ever stood before a statue in a Cathedral and tried to guess the identity? Have you wandered aimlessly through churches, overwhelmed by the imagery and left frustrated? This presentation will help you identify the Biblical Figures in Cathedrals around the world. A great tool for any traveler, it unlocks the artistic clues the great painters, sculptors, and glassmakers provided to identify important biblical characters and early Christian saints. Its purpose is to guide visitors globally through any cathedral and enable recognition of saints and martyrs in works of art.

Outdoor All Ages Storytime at School House Park

Mondays 10:00-10:30 a.m.

September 11, September 18, September 25

Wednesdays, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

September 13September 20September 27

Thursdays 10:00-10:30 a.m.

September 14, September 21, September 28

School House Park

We're excited to offer outdoor storytimes for all ages in School House Park this fall! Join us for stories, songs, and more. In case of bad weather, we'll hold storytime in the tower of the children's department. Registration open now.

International Chip Champ!

Grades 6-12

Thursday, September 14, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Registration required. Please register here.

Join us for another international treat taste test. We'll have a variety of international chips, with a fascinating array of flavors, and it's up to you to determine which chip is the champ! (Any food allergies? Please let us know ahead of time!)

Perler Bead Creations for Tweens

Grades 3-5

Monday, September 18, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Registration required. Please register here.

Make your very own Perler Bead creation at this fun after-school program. We'll have a variety of templates but you can also create your own design!

Outdoor Parachuting in School House Park

Grades 1-2

Wednesday, September 20, 4:00 p.m.

Please register here.

Join us for an interactive and play-filled program in School House Park featuring songs, rhymes and activities with the library’s parachute! This program is intended for older children, so the parachuting moves will be a bit more advanced.

Rain Site: Upstairs Program Room

Core Retirement Decisions in the Fragile Decade

Thursday, September 21, 6:30 p.m.

Please register here.

Join Whitefish Bay resident Christine Kopecky. As an advisor with the Retirement Income Certified Professional® designation, Christine advises on building a comprehensive retirement plans that address income needs and core decisions such as: Social Security timing / Income planning / Taxation in retirement / Medicare / Long Term Care planning

7th Annual Photography Contest

Our contest is open to amateur photographers of any age. We've got a number of different categories; enter one photo per category. Cash prizes include a BEST IN SHOW cash prize of $250, generously donated by Friends of the Whitefish Bay Public Library. Read all about this popular program here.

Friends of the Whitefish Bay Public Library

Book & Media Donations Wanted

Help us prepare for the November Book Sale! Donate your gently used books, CDs, DVDs, and vinyl to the Library. Simply drop them in the yellow bins in the main lobby during regular open hours.

We are excited to welcome author & activist Leah Rothstein to our September 21 online discussion of Just Action. We'll strategize about how those of who dream for a more equitable Milwaukee can make it a reality. You don't need the answers - just the desire for a more fair and affordable region. We'll work together to build the way.

Register for Just Action book discussion with author Leah Rothstein

About Leah Rothstein

Leah Rothstein is co-author, with Richard Rothstein, of Just Action, a sequel to The Color of Law. While in The Color of Law, Mr. Rothstein described how government policy created residential segregation, the sequel will describe how local community groups can redress the wrongs of segregation. 

Ms. Rothstein has worked on public policy and community change, from the grassroots to the halls of government. She led the Alameda County and San Francisco probation departments’ research on reforming community corrections policy and practice to be focused on rehabilitation, not punishment. She has been a consultant to nonprofit housing developers, cities and counties, redevelopment agencies, and private firms on community development and affordable housing policy, practice, and finance. Her policy work is informed by her years as a community organizer with PUEBLO and Californians for Justice, working on housing, public safety, environmental justice, and youth leadership, and as a labor organizer with the Union of Needletrades, Industrial, and Textile Employees (UNITE). 

Ms. Rothstein received a Bachelor Degree, with honors, in American Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a Master of Public Policy Degree from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.

North Shore Health Department:

Click here to view the September 6, 2023 Weekly Summary from the North Shore Health Department

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 Historical Society

Kiwanis Club of North Shore Milwaukee

Whitefish Bay Garden Club

Whitefish Bay Recreation and Community Education

Whitefish Bay Public Education Foundation

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


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