2018 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
Official Newsletter

Monday, August 20, 2018

Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel:

Best wishes,
Julie Siegel

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I have questions about the Refuse and Recycling Program

Labor Day refuse and recycling questions: All Mon., Sept. 3, collection will occur on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Have a question?  The phone number to Village Hall is 414-962-6690.

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Please Be Aware of the Latest Telephone Scam!

MADISON - DATCP's Consumer Protection Hotline is seeing an influx of reports from Wisconsin residents about fake IRS scam calls today. The scammers are threatening arrest within 24 hours (sometimes within 30 minutes) if the call recipient does not make an immediate payment for phony taxes.

This is the standard IRS imposter scam though the threats are a bit more aggressive than usual. PLEASE hang up on these fraudulent calls and take no further action with the caller. You are NOT at risk of arrest! The IRS will never call you and threaten arrest for back taxes.

Thank you and please spread the word to friends and family. If you or a loved one receives a similar call and needs guidance, call your local law enforcement's non-emergency number or contact the Consumer Protection Hotline at 800-422-7128 or datcphotline@wi.gov.

For more information, click HERE.

Please continue to LOCK UP your vehicles and homes.

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Police Non-Emergency Phone: 414-351-9900
Call 911 if you see suspicious activity especially if they are not your neighbors.
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Village Hall News, Meeting Agendas and Summaries

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This Week's Meetings:

Tuesday, August 21, 7pm, Whitefish Bay Public Library Program Room

Last Week's Meetings:

Election Day: Tuesday, August 14  Polls Open  7:00am - 8:00pm
CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS (scroll to find Village of Whitefish Bay)
Note: Public Works Committee Meeting Cancelled (no agenda items)

Historic Preservation Commission
Wednesday, August 15, 7:00pm, Cahill Park Warming House

Architectural Review Commission
Thursday, August 16, 5:30pm, WFB Library Program Room

Upcoming Events
Mon., Aug. 20 - Sun., Aug. 26

Mon., Aug. 20
Tues., Aug. 21
  • WFB Library Storytime Registration Begins!
  • WFB Library Photo Contest has begun! Deadline September 10.
    Best in Show 2017 Linda Commer
    The library is hosting our third annual photography contest! This contest is
    • open to any amateur photographer of any age. 
    • offers over $800 in cash prizes including
    • Best in Show prize of $250

    There are seven unique categories including: travel or landscape, people, architecture, nature, still life, black and white, and close-up. You can enter just one or all of the categories, but you may only enter one photo per category. Photos must have been taken within the last two calendar years. All photos must be submitted in print form as an 8x10, and no mounts, mats or frames allowed. Read all the rules on our website.

Wed., Aug 22
  • WFB Library - Kids and Teens Summer Reading Program is still on! Have you signed up yet? There's still plenty of time to come in and complete your reading logs. If you lost your log we can help get you back on track! We'll be accepting logs until the end of August. Those who finish the program get to take home a book of your choosing!
Fri., Aug. 24
Sun., Aug. 26
  • Saint Monica Parish 1st Annual Parish Fair, Open to All  11:30am-7:00pm
    • Bounce House, Children's Games, 50/50 Raffle, Sendik's Hot Dogs & Burgers, Bake Sale, Beer & Soda, ** Doc's Smokehouse BBQ Dinner

New  Automated Residential Refuse and Recycling Collection Program

For complete information, please see http://www.wfbvillage.org/trashrecycle

Important Details:
  • The New Collection Program will begin today, Monday, August 20. Over 5,100 new refuse carts were delivered to residents in five days.
  • Your pickup DAY of the week does not change for refuse or recycling.
  • Yard waste, leaf collection, and chipping are not affected by this program. Your old refuse cart is an acceptable container for yard waste. If you are saving it for yard waste please label it as such to make sure the Village doesn't take it as refuse.
  • If you are confused about the size of cart you received, the # of gallon capacity is printed on the lid to the left of the arrow. All carts have an ID number and can be traced to your home unless you have made a size switch or other adjustment.
  • The Village will pick up old, unwanted, rinsed carts/cans from your parkway (not in the alley - out at the street, marked for pickup) for free starting at 7:00am on the following date: Pickup is Saturday, September 8 for residents north of or on Henry Clay Street, and Saturday, September 15 for residents south of Henry Clay Street. Please have cans rinsed and out by 7:00am for pickup. Bins or cans left out that day will be removed by the Village.
  • IF you will be out of town on the day of your old can pickup, please put out your unwanted cans with your refuse after Sept. 15 and mark them for pickup. The guidelines for solid waste apply - if this special pickup is less than 4'x4'x7', the pickup is free. Please call the Village (414-962-6690) to alert us of this special pickup, but there will be no fee.
  • If you are having a block party the day of cart delivery or old cart/can pickup, we will make every effort to service your block prior to the barricading of your street. 
  • For the details and a timeline of this program and the history of public meetings on this program, see the website page dedicated to the program here: www.wfbvillage.org/trashrecycle

Collection Schedule Changes  Monday, August 20:
  • Refuse will continue to be picked up weekly in the new gray refuse cart provided. 
  • Recycling will now be collected every other week in the same blue cart you own. The A-Route schedule begins Monday, August 20. B-Route starts on Monday, August 27. There will be a two-week grace period for extra recycling materials;from August 20 through August 31 there will be no fee for placing recyclable materials next to your cart.
  • Your Refuse collection and Recycling day of the week will not change and are the same. See the map for your A or B week recycling collection schedule (pictured below), and the calendar for dates of A or B pickup.
  • All A Routes will begin recycling collection the Week of August 20. All B Routes will begin collection the Week of August 27.
  • Because this new schedule will cause a few homes to experience a one-time delay in recycling pickup, the routes formerly known as Week 3 and Week 4  Recycling may put extra recycling out next to the containers free of charge just for the first pickup of the new system. All household refuse must be containerized, however. Details below:
    1. Week of August 20, the first A week, residents can put out recycling outside of the cart, thus violating the new rule, and we will pick it up free of charge. Refuse must be containerized inside the cart for household waste.
    2. Week of August 27, the first B week, residents can put out recycling outside of the cart, thus violating the new rule, and we will pick it up free of charge. Refuse must be containerized inside the cart for household waste.
    3. All Customers: Week of  September 3 (A week), there is NO pickup on Mon., Sept. 3, due to Labor Day, so  recycling and garbage pickup will be on Tues., Sept. 4, for both Mon. and Tues.
    4. Tuesday, Sept. 4 will be the first day of Containerized Automated collection for both recycling and refuse.
    5. There is no change to the yard waste and chipper schedules or process.

Program Summary of Refuse and Recycling Collection Guidelines:
  • Only Village Carts for Refuse and Recycling may be used for collection. 
  • Required cart placement is on the parkway, driveway apron or outside alley garage.
  • Please face the lid arrows towards the street and the handle toward the house
  • Carts should be placed at least three feet apart from each other, and a maximum of three feet from the street.  The three-feet-apart rule may or may not be necessary in your particular alley - this is still being negotiated with trucks and collectors.
  • All household waste must be put inside carts for collection
  • All recycling goes in the blue recycling cart and the lid must close. The small recycling bins are no longer acceptable for Recycling pickup.
  • All refuse goes in the new gray refuse cart and lid must close.
  • Additional carts (refuse and recycling) are available for sale for $75 each. Pay in person or by mail, call 414-962-6690 ext. 495 or email j.heyden@wfbvillage.org to order.
Summary of Special Refuse Pickup Guidelines  (click here for downloadable chart):
  • Free missed pickup  - if your recycling or refuse was out by 7:00am on your pickup day and we missed it, please call to request a free go-back and we will pick it up that day or the next business day, free of charge.
  • Free special pickup of non-domestic waste under 4'x4'x7' (example: things that used to be included still are, such as a chair, mattress and box spring, or small sofa). You do not need to call this in. Simply place item(s) next to cart on collection day free of charge.
  • Paid special refuse pickup of non-domestic waste over 4'x4'x7' and under 5'x5'x15' (example: sectional sofa). Please call 414-962-6690 to schedule this $45 pickup, which will occur on the non-holiday Thursday or possibly Friday depending on pickup volume following payment.
  • Paid special recycling pickup is $45 up to 5'x5'x15'. Over this size will be separately charged. Please call 414-962-6690 to arrange special recycling pickup, which will occur within three business days following payment.
  • Paid + special refuse pickup of non-domestic waste over 5'x5'x15' (example: garage cleanout). Please call 414-962-6690 to schedule this $45 + assessed time pickup, which will occur on non-holiday Thursday or possibly Friday depending on pickup volume following payment.
  • Paid special chipping pickup is $45 and will be picked up the Monday or Tuesday following payment. Please call 414-962-6690 to schedule.
  • Paid special yard waste pickup is $45 and will be picked up the Monday or Tuesday following payment. Please call 414-962-6690 to schedule.
Forbidden Items:
  • No grass clippings, contractor waste, or styrofoam peanuts are allowed in refuse or recycling. Request a free brochure from the Wisconsin DNR by emailing j.heyden@wfbvillage.org regarding grass clippings for more information on mulching or using as compost.
  • No dirt or grass clippings are allowed in yard waste.
  • Only dried latex paint is allowed in refuse. All other paint cans are not allowed for disposal in the Village. See MMSD Hazmat collection sites on page 8 of your cart packet for all other paint and other hazardous materials
  • Click here for downloadable Recycling Guidelines and MMSD Hazardous waste collection sites and lists
Village Website Page for Refuse and Recycling: wfbvillage.org/trashrecycle

All refuse and recycling resident customers should have received a postcard announcing cart delivery and program details the week of July 30.   Click here for an image of the card or contact Jenny Heyden to receive a new one in the mail; phone and email below.

  • Residential Refuse and Recycling Collection Program Questions: Jenny Heyden, Communications Specialist, 414-962-6690 Ext.495, Email: j.heyden@wfbvillage.org

Village Hall and Police Department operations will be shared with DPW at their location at 155 W Fairmount Ave at Lydell until Fall 2018. Customer Service Window hours are 8:00am-4:30pm Monday - Friday.

Note: Labor Day Holiday Refuse and Recycling Pickup will be on Tuesday, September 4.

Meeting Monday, September 10, 5:00pm:
The Village of Whitefish Bay Department of Public Works is hosting a Public Involvement Meeting for a 14 intersection and Silver Spring Drive Corridor Safety Improvement Project in the Village. The purpose of the meeting is to provide information and solicit input from the public and other project stakeholders on proposed intersection improvements on various village roads (see
attached map for project locations and details). Information regarding historic sites adjacent to the project will also be presented at the meeting. The proposed construction project is currently scheduled for 2019.
The meeting will be held on Monday, September 10, 2018, at 5:00pm at the Whitefish Bay Library, 5420 North Marlborough Drive, Whitefish Bay, WI 53217. Representatives from the Village of Whitefish Bay Department of Public Works and the engineering design consultants will be available to answer questions. The meeting is an "Open House" format without a formal presentation. Project related sketches and plans will be displayed at the meeting.


Yard Waste Pickup 

Yard Waste Pickup continues.There will be no program changes to yard waste or chipping collection. All yard waste must be containerized, which means in paper yard waste bags OR reusable hard plastic cans or carts (please leave lid off so collectors know it is not refuse). 

No grass clippings are allowed in Yard Waste, Refuse or Recycling, per the DNR, due to toxicity. Ordinance 10.04(3)(d)

The clippings, when left in place after cutting the grass, will provide a ready source of fertilizer while helping the soil retain water which promotes root growth and a healthy lawn. The simple practice of leaving clippings on the lawn after mowing is called "grasscycling."

Yard waste containers - must weigh 50 pounds or less, and be paper bags or hard plastic containers - no plastic bags.

Per Whitefish Bay Ordinance 7.02(1), no yard waste or clippings should ever be placed outside of private property, such as on the street, gutter or near sewer drains. Please advise any lawn care provider that blowing or brushing waste into the street is a ticketable offense. Lawn care providers often blow waste into the street or other property. This is against Village Ordinance. Mulching mowers and redistributed grass clippings are recommended. 

Yard waste continues Mondays/Tuesdays starting on north end of Village ( weekly

Chipper continues Wednesdays/Thursdays starting on north end of Village ( bi-weekly).

Tre e Inventory is Underway:
Wachtel Tree Science continues street tree inventory on all of the approximately 8,600 street trees throughout the entire Village. There will be two Wachtel employees inspecting/inventorying our street trees during this time period. They will both have reflective safety vests on and will be driving company vehicles with the Wachtel Tree Science and Service logos on them.  
Completed: Emerald Ash Borer Tree Replacement and Ash Tree Treatment 
  1. Approximately 130 trees were planted in the Village of Whitefish Bay.
  2. Approximately 850 ash trees were treated throughout the Village.  
Hydrant Flushing Continues!
The upcoming area that will be flushed includes Silver Spring Drive heading south, Santa Monica Boulevard heading east all the way up to and including Lake Dive and to the south village limits. Flushing will begin in the northwestern part of that area, heading in a southeastern direction.  Completion of the flushing project should occur in mid -July. Portable signs will be posted in the general area where the flushing is occurring. Residents may notice cloudy water at times and may experience low water pressure.  If cloudy water occurs please run your water for a period of time until the water clears; this is only a temporary condition if it occurs.    
2018 Sidewalk Improvement Program 

The mission of the Program is to sustain infrastructure longevity and improve safety. The Program will run from March to September, 2018, and will cover sidewalk in the southwest area of the Village. There is no charge to residents for this work.
March and April: Sidewalks marked for identification
June - September: Sidewalk Improvement

As in the past, the 2018 Project will involve the replacement of problematic & deteriorated sidewalks, carriage walks, and curbs within the Village Right of Way. As the Village policy states, "All sidewalk improvements shall be made in order to eliminate trip hazards as first priority. Efforts shall be made where appropriate to improve drainage. Identified drainage problems shall be addressed as directed specifically by the Village Engineering Staff." This year, Forward Construction has been awarded the contract.

A number of factors are used to determine if a sidewalk block is to be replaced. They include, but are not limited to, deteriorated joints, uneven squares (offsets greater than ¾"), transverse cracks, longitudinal cracks, holes, spalled surfaces, sunken slabs, back pitched slabs, graylining, open aggregate, and/or gaps greater than ¾".
Currently, sidewalk in the southwest corner of the Village is being marked for sidewalk improvements.  A white circle indicates the sidewalk block will be replaced. "L" shaped marks indicate that the raised portion of the sidewalk will be ground down to minimize tripping hazards. A white line parallel to a joint abutting a white circle indicates a saw cut.

Thank you for your patience while this effort is in process.


2018 trick-or-treat will be held on Sunday, October 28th from 1:00pm-4:00pm in the Village of Whitefish Bay

Wilson Drive Project Updates are available here:  http://www.villageofshorewood.org/780/2018-Wilson-Drive-Reconstruction
Nearby Construction to the south:

Lake Drive 2018 Resurfacing Project - Shorewood - note, delayed until September


Nearby Construction to the north:
Green Tree Bridge Closing: Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation

  • The Good Hope Road entrance ramp to I-43 southbound will close.
  • Overnight single lane and full freeway closures for storm sewer work;
  • Closure of Green Tree Road west of Jean Nicolet Road;
  • Westbound Green Tree Road access to southbound Jean Nicolet Road only

Community Links

Merchants of Whitefish Bay
Watch  the website and  Facebook Page  for exciting events on Silver Spring D rive! 

Whitefish Bay Farmers Market
Saturdays, 8am to noon
July 7 - October 27

Saturday, August 18: Join us for more Artisans!

Santa Monica @Silver Spring/Aurora Parking Lot
The Whitefish Bay Farmers Market will be returning to downtown Whitefish Bay in the Aurora Parking Lot again this July thru October - 3 weeks longer this year! Come join your friends and neighbors from 8am to noon.
The open-air market is a family-focused community event with 30+ Vendors this year selling fresh and organic produce, flowers, meats, eggs, honey, cheese, salmon, popcorn, homemade treats, and more! Working on having music every week - know anyone who wants to perform or do a cooking demonstration let me know at WFBBID@gmail.com . See you at the market!
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Kiwanis Club The Kiwanis Club of North Shore Milwaukee was chartered as one of 7, 700 clubs in 80 countries in 1950. Our motto is "Serving the Children of the World".  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.

Saint Monic a Parish would like to invite you to their 
1st Annual Parish Fair, Open to All
Sunday, August 26th
11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Bounce House
Children's Games
50/50 Raffle
Sendik's Hot Dogs & Burgers
Bake Sale
Beer & Soda
** Doc's Smokehouse BBQ Dinner
Click here for Facebook link to this Event!

Learn more about the North Shore Health Department and visit us at www.nshealthdept.org and like us on Facebook .
Click Here for the Online Guide on Opioid Addiction.
Whitefish Bay School District
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New start/end times at all schools starting with the 2018-19 School Year:
Cumberland Elementary 7:50-3:00 PM
Richards Elementary 7:55-3:05 PM
Middle School 8:05-3:20 PM
High School 8:15-3:35 PM
Back to School
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
*High School: September 4th - Freshmen all day/ Grades 10-12 begin at noon
*Cumberland & Richards: Junior Kindergarten (K4) has a staggered schedule on September 4th and 5th.  Please see letter sent home at the end of the school year or in placement envelope given at registration, for assigned times.
Back to School Registration and Events:
Cumberland & Richards


Thursday, August 16 -- 7:00 am-6:00 pm, registration and student picture day

Friday, August 17 -- 8:00-12:00 pm, registration day


Meet and Greet: Thursday, August 30 -- 4:00-5:00 pm / PTO Social -- 4:30-5:30 pm

Middle School
Thursday, August 16 -- 7:00 am-4:00 pm , registration & student picture day: 
High School
Picture Day & pick up textbooks:
Monday, August 20 - 10:00 - 2:00 pm
Monday, August 27 - 10:00 - 2:00 pm
Are you a Whitefish Bay alumni? If you have good news to share we would love to hear from you! Please email: districtnews@wfbschools.com

  School District Sponsored, will  raise funds to renovate the Fitness Center at Whitefish Bay High School

Calling all Whitefish Bay Alumni: Got good news to share? Contact  districtnews@wfbschools.com

WFB 55+ and Better Program: Register at the WFB Community Center. For more information please contact Carolyn Noori at 414-963-3992

We are always looking for new members, so check out our website and email us if you would like to learn more about how you too can participate.

  • Knitting will be held Tuesday, August 7 and 21st. 
  • Stitching: 9am-12noon 2nd and 4th Mondays - creating teddy bears for people in need.
  • Bridge: 1pm Bridge Club 2nd and 4th Thursdays
Usual Monthly Schedule:
  • Stitching: 9am-12noon 2nd and 4th Mondays - creating teddy bears for people in need.
  • Knitting: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 10am to 12noon at the Woman's Club. Knitting hats for the deployed soldiers.
  • Bridge: 1pm Bridge Club 2nd and 4th Thursdays
Save the Date: October 13
Bazaar in the Bay
October 13, 2018 ~ 10 am to 3 pm
At the Whitefish Bay Woman's Club
600 E. Henry Clay Street, Whitefish Bay
Join us!! for a fun makers and vendor shopping event! 
With a strong tradition of community service and supporting women, the Whitefish Bay Woman's Club is pleased to present this fabulous event! Enjoy this opportunity to support local creative women entrepreneurs, all while shopping for yourself or for gifts!
In addition to the vendor booths, club members may be showcasing their own talents with their quality crafts and a bake sale.  Lunch will also be available.
Sunday, October 21, 2018
At the Whitefish Bay Woman's Club
600 E. Henry Clay Street, Whitefish Bay
All young children and their parents/grandparents/brothers and sisters are invited to our clubhouse for our annual fun-filled Halloween Party on Sunday, October 21. Enjoy playing games, face painting, decorating a small pumpkin, eating Halloween cupcakes, cookies and other goodies. There is no admission charge - only a small fee to play the games and eat. Wear your costumes!

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