2018 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
Official Newsletter

Monday, August 6, 2018

Message from the Village President, Julie Siegel:

See you at the "Dog Days of Summer" event on Saturday!

Best wishes,
Julie Siegel

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Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing: 
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Get all your Election information here:  www.wfbvillage.com/election

I got the card about the new program but I have questions about the Refuse and Recycling Program?

Have a question?  The phone number to Village Hall is 414-962-6690.
Village Hall News, Meeting Agendas and Summaries

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This week's meetings:

Monday, August 6, 6:00pm, WFB Library Program Room

Wednesday, August 8, 6:15pm, WFB Library Program Room

In-person Absentee Voting continues this week. See more information here: 
Last week's meetings:

Thursday, August 2, 5:30pm, WFB Library Program Room

Next week:
Partisan Primary Election: Tuesday, August 14. Click for more information here
Upcoming Events
Mon., Aug. 6 - Sat., Aug. 11

Mon., Aug. 6
Tues., Aug. 7
Wed., Aug. 8
  • Village Band of Whitefish Bay final summer concert in Schoolhouse Park at 7:00pm

Fri., Aug. 10
  • WFB Library Summer Reading Program for Kids and Teens: 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!

Sat., Aug. 11
WFB BID Dog Days of Summer!  Dominican High School Parking Lot   from 11-3:00.  

-Nicole Koglin, from Fox 6 News, will be there to Emcee the Event!
-"Doga" Yoga with Your Dog - sponsored by  Empower Yoga
-Obedience Demonstration - sponsored by  Trim Time
-Free face painting from  Painting with a Twist.
-Lieutenant J. Laird will be there with a K9 Dog from the Milw. Co. K9 Unit
-Hot dog stand, freeze time shaved ice
-Live Music
-Stage Sponsor: Central Bark Eastside
-Great Dane Sponsor: Hounds Around Town
-Dog Contests with Prizes to Winners
-ALL Registrants get some swag! | $15.00 fee per pet (or 2 for $25, 3 for $30) -ALL Proceeds go to the  Wisconsin Humane Society!
Best Costume - Sponsored by  Paul M. Sandvick, DDS & Associates
Best Trick - Sponsored by  Sazama Design, Build, Remodel, LLC
Best Tail Wag - Sponsored by  BMO Harris
Pet/Owner Look-Alike - Sponsored by  SwipeWorks


New  Automated Residential Refuse and Recycling Collection Program

Important Dates:
  • If you are a resident in a 1-3-unit dwelling in the Village, you should have received a  postcard in the mail the week of July 30 letting you know about these key dates. If not, please call.
  • Your New Refuse Cart will be delivered sometime between Monday, August 13 and Saturday, August 18.
  • The New Collection Program will begin Monday, August 20.
  • The Village will pick up old, unwanted, rinsed refuse cans from your parkway 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 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. Otherwise, for old can pickup we will be collecting them outside the barricade of your street. For new cart delivery, if your block delivery falls on that Friday, Aug. 18, we will work with you to ensure delivery before barricades go up. Please call Jenny Heyden for more information on this 414-962-6690 ext. 495.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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
  • 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
  • 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):
Guidelines will come attached to your new cart
  • Free missed pickup correction - 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. See MMSD Hazmat collection sites 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 residents will receive a postcard announcing cart delivery and program details the week of July 30.  Click here for an early sneak peek of the card.

  • Residential Refuse and Recycling Collection Program Questions: 414-962-6690 Ext.495, Email: j.heyden@wfbvillage.org (No date is yet set for program launch)
  • For missed pickups, special pickups, and yard waste questions, please call 414-962-6690 to report.
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.

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




Yard Waste Pickup 

Yard Waste Pickup has begun.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.  
Emerald Ash Borer Tree Replacement and Ash Tree Treatment are Complete
  1. Approximately 130 trees were planted in the Village of Whitefish Bay.
  2. Ash tree treatment is complete. 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.
Wilson Drive Project Updates are available here:  http://www.villageofshorewood.org/780/2018-Wilson-Drive-Reconstruction
Nearby Construction to the south:


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

The North Shore Health Department receives a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), through the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to conduct beach monitoring for presence of E. coli at the three Lake Michigan beaches in our area-Atwater in Shorewood, Klode in Whitefish Bay, and Doctors in Bayside. We work with the Shorewood DPW and the North Shore Water Commission to test water at least twice a week. Signs are posted at each beach, indicating whether a beach is open (green), closed (red) or has elevated levels of E. coli detected (yellow). Current status of E. coli levels in most Wisconsin beaches, including the North Shore beaches, is available at: https://www.wibeaches.us .
In 2017, two drownings occurred on North Shore beaches. Seeing a need for more urgent response and rescue equipment, a Whitefish Bay resident, 17-year-old Matthew Pomes, worked in conjunction with the North Shore Health Department and the Village of Whitefish Bay to design and install a beach rescue equipment kiosk at Klode Beach for his Eagle Scout project. Congratulations, Matthew, and thank you for helping make Klode Beach a safer place to swim!

Photo caption: Eagle Scout Matthew Pomes and North Shore Health Director/Officer Ann Christiansen

If you were unable to make the Community Conversation, you can still view the information from posters, and provide feedback on the topic areas electronically. Visit:
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.
Thursday, August 9th 3:00-4:30 p.m., Shorewood
Tuesday, August 14th 10-11:00 a.m., Brown Deer
Wednesday, August 15th 3:30-4:30 p.m., Brown Deer
Tuesday, August 21st 7:30-9:00 a.m., Shorewood
Tuesday, August 28th 3:30-4:30 p.m., NS Library

Upcoming Adult Health Clinics (appointment required) - Blood analysis for cholesterol, glucose and triglycerides, blood pressure, weight check and a nurse consultation.  Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.

Wednesday, August 15th 8:00-10:00am Brown Deer (4800 W. Green Brook Dr.)
Tuesday, August 28th 8:00-10:00am Shorewood (2010 E. Shorewood Blvd.)
Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening (walk-ins welcome - no appointment necessary)
Thursday, August 16th 12:30-1:00pm LX Club (WFB Women's Club, 600 E. Henry Clay St.)
Wednesday, August 22nd 3:30-4:30 p.m., Shorewood Office (2010 E. Shorewood Blvd.)
For the most up-to-date information on pricing, upcoming clinics and screenings, visit the Clinics page of our website at:  http://www.nshealthdept.org/Clinics


JOIN NIXLE: Recent Crime Email Notification
If you would like to join the Police Department alert system and receive emails directly to your inbox regarding recent police incidents, sign up here. It is called the Nixle and will be so identified when you receive email/texts from the program.  Click here for the 

Please continue to LOCK UP your vehicles and homes.

Click here to receive a weekly crime notification summary: www.wfbvillage.org/list.aspx
Police Non-Emergency Phone: 414-351-9900
Call 911 if you see suspicious activity especially if they are not your neighbors.
Police Department Links:
Online Payment:   Link Here
Click here to view  Home Security Tips on the Website.
Subscribe to the Whitefish Bay Police Dept.  Recent Crime Email Notification

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

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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Merchants of Whitefish Bay on Facebook
WFBBID on Instagram
Mark your calendar also for the "Dog Days of Summer" August 11th, 

Dominican High School Parking Lot from 11-3:00. 

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!

Sounds of Summer is just around the corner!
Enjoy the last, lazy days of summer at the Sounds of Summer on Saturday, August 18. The evening kicks off at 5:00 on Silver Spring Drive with Rocket Cat who skillfully blends the band members backgrounds in alternative, progressive and hard rock as well as power pop. Trapper Shoepp takes the stage at 7:00. Trapper is a young man who's befriended a strange and diverse cast of characters during his 27 years. That small army of rogues and rebels, drifters and dreamers, soldiers and schemers populate his songs, their tragedies and comedies, their lives and deaths recalled in his finely etched musical vignettes. Then dance the night away starting at 8:30 with Radio Radio, a band of top musicians playing songs no other band is covering, in a way that makes you feel you are seeing and hearing the real thing live for the first time.

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.

Change in knitting days due to Wards 5 and 6 voting at the Woman's Club.
VOTE AUGUST 14. 2018.
  • 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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