Monday, June 3, 2019

2019 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
Official Newsletter
Message from the
Village President, Julie Siegel
The Village is currently updating its 2009 Comprehensive Plan. We want to hear community feedback on the plan, future land use and d evelopment, and Whitefish Bay community goals. For more information on the 2019 Comprehensive Plan Update visit the  Comprehensive Plan page on the Village Website . To subscribe to our newsletter, click here .
Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing?
When is the next brush chipper collection?
  • Brush will be collected by village crews during the week of June 3rd. Brush should be placed in the parkway between the curb and the sidewalk. 

I missed the property tax deadline, can I still pay?
  • Yes, the last day to pay any outstanding balances on 2018 tax bills is July 31. After July 31, all outstanding 2018 tax balances are transferred to Milwaukee County and payment will no longer be accepted at the Village.
Have a question?
The Village Hall phone number is 414-962-6690.
Village Meeting Agendas:
This Week's Meetings:

  • Monday, June 3, 6:00 pm, Village Hall Board Room

Note: The Thursday, June 6 Architectural Review Commission meeting has been cancelled.
Last Week's Meetings:

  • Wednesday, May 29, 6:30 pm, Library Program Room

  • Thursday, May 30, 7:00 pm, Village Hall Board Room
Whitefish Bay Takes Advantage of Solar Power:
Did you know? The Village Board recently approved a project to install solar panels on the roof of the Department of Public Works (DPW) Facility. Typical electricity costs for this building average around $30,701 annually. The new solar installation will almost completely offset the DPW facility's electricity costs.

The project is funded through a combination of Village funds and a Focus on Energy RECIP grant in the amount of $82,809. The project has an estimated 25 year lifespan and an estimated capital payback time of 7 years. Over the 25 year lifespan of the project, the Village will save over $620,000.

Expected annual kWh output is estimated at 268,188 kWh and a power monitoring system will be installed to watch overall production and weigh it against the estimated projection for accuracy. Contact Public Works Director John Edlebeck with questions.
Refuse and Recycling Reminders:
Proper Cart Placement for Refuse and Recycling:
  • All household domestic waste (i.e. bagged trash/garbage) must be put inside carts for collection.
  • Only Village Carts for Refuse and Recycling may be used.
  • All recycling goes in the blue recycling cart 
  • All refuse goes in the gray refuse cart 
  • Required cart placement is on the parkway, driveway apron, or outside alley garage with lid closed
  • Carts should open towards 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 both sides of cart, and a maximum of three feet from the curb
  • Additional carts (refuse and recycling) are available for sale for $75 each. Click here to download the cart order form. Contact Erin Granstrom at 414-962-6690 ext. 119 with questions.
Special Refuse Pickups:
  • Free special pickup of non-domestic waste item under 4’x4’x7’ (e.g., end table or chair). You do not need to call this in, and can place item in the refuse carts (if possible) or next to the cart for free on collection day.
  • Paid special refuse pickup of non-domestic waste over 4’x4’x7’ and under 5’x5’x15’ (e.g., large sectional sofa). Please call 414-962-6690 to schedule this pickup. The cost is $45 and is paid at Village Hall.

Forbidden Items:
  • No grass clippings, contractor waste, or styrofoam peanuts are allowed in refuse or recycling.
  • No dirt or grass clippings are allowed in yard waste.
  • Only dried latex paint is allowed in refuse. Please remove lid and place dried latex cans next to the gray refuse cart. No other types of paint are acceptable in refuse or recycling. See MMSD Hazmat collection sites for all other paint and other hazardous materials.
Village Wide Updates and Information:
Lake Drive Resurfacing:

Improvements to Lake Drive will begin the week of July 8, 2019. The project will take approximately 30 to 40 days to complete. We encourage all motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians to use care when around this and all roadway and utility construction projects!
Update - Bayshore Redevelopment Open House:
For those interested: Glendale's Bayshore Town Center is hosting an open house about redevelopment plans. The open house will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 3 at 5738 N. Bayshore Drive. The event will not include a formal presentation.
New Parking Meters coming to Silver Spring:
Credit Card and App Payment:

Are you ever short on coins when trying to park on Silver Spring Drive? New parking meter upgrades are coming! Later this summer, new POM ParkTel 2.0 meters will replace the old coin-only meters that are reaching end-of-life and are becoming difficult to repair and maintain.

The new parking meters will accept all major credit cards and will also accept payment via the ParkMobile app. App payments will display the immediately on the meter after payment is made . In addition, the new meters will work with the MKE Park app. The meters will also continue to accept coins.
June Bay Leaves Magazine:
  • Merchants of Whitefish Bay summer events.
  • Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation summer events.
  • Summer activities from the Recreation Dept.
  • North Shore Health Department update on Lake Michigan Beach quality.
  • School District summer update.
  • Whitefish Bay Garden Club call for new members
  • North Shore Fire Department restrictions regarding outdoor fire pits.
  • Information on the Whitefish Bay Public Library's summer reading program.
  • A story from the Whitefish Bay Historical Society.
Events at the Whitefish Bay Public Library:
Thursday, June 6
Mystery Book Club , 7:00 pm, Our Mystery Book Club meets once a month and is led by Patron Services Intern Sharon Nagel. This month we're reading The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda. Please Register.

Teen Volunteers Needed!
Need volunteer hours? Want to help out at the library? Join our Teen Volunteer team! How do I apply? Pick up an application at the Youth Services desk or download one from our website. Make sure your parents sign the application! Sign up for an orientation meeting when you turn it in. Attend the orientation meeting and schedule your hours.
Community Spotlight:
Whitefish Bay Community Center "55 and Better" Programs

Tuesday, June 11: Summer indoor picnic with the national band "PICK'N UP SPEED"! You do not want to miss this toe tappin, knee slappin fun event to start the summer off right! Summer picnic menu: all-American cheeseburger with the fixins, onions, mushrooms, lettuce and tomatoes, baked beans, macaroni salad, chocolate cake, milk, and Starbucks coffee. Only $9.00! Doors open at 11:30 am to socialize, lunch at 12:00 pm and show at 12:45 pm. Must be paid and registered by June 6, 2019.
A Call For New Members:

The Whitefish Bay Garden Club is seeking new members. We are committed to continuing our mission into the next decade and would love your help: growing a greener village…one garden at a time.

If you would like to learn more about our club or have an interest in being a part of keeping the Bay green, please email us for more information at and someone will reach out to you shortly.

Also, look for us on Facebook and Instagram
Call for Entries in the 2020 Garden Tour:

The W hitefish Bay Garden Club hosted its first garden walk in 2017 and over 800 people joined us. If your garden has any unique or unusual attributes such as, water features, native perennials, rain gardens, or anything that you believe others would be interested to see and you would like to be considered for the next garden wa lk in the summer of 2020, please email us at and someone will be in touch with you later this summer.
North Shore Health Department:
News from the Health Department:

Did you know? Last week was the CDC’s Annual Healthy and Safe Swimming Week which focuses on simple steps swimmers and pool operators can take to help ensure a safe swimming experience for all. Recreational water illnesses (RWIs) are caused by germs in contaminated water in swimming pools, hot tubs, water parks or play areas, lakes, or other recreational water. RWIs can also be caused by chemical treatments in the water or that evaporate from the water, causing air quality problems. Diarrhea is the most common RWI, but other common RWIs include skin, ear, respiratory, eye, neurologic, and wound infections. Children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems are most at risk for RWIs. 

Below are some simple steps to protect your health, and the health of others, every time you swim.
  • Don’t swim or let children swim if sick with diarrhea, colds or open wounds. (If you are diagnosed with cryptosporidiosis, don’t swim for an additional 2 weeks after diarrhea has resolved.)
  • Shower for a full minute before entering a pool or hot tub to remove dirt and germs.
  • Check for the presence of lifeguards and/or signs at the beach designating water quality. Wisconsin beach water quality testing begins this week and results can be accessed at
Once in:
  • Don’t swallow the water.
  • Don’t pee or poop in the water.
  • Keep a close eye on children at all times--kids can drown in seconds and in silence.
Every Hour, Everyone Out:
  • Take kids on bathroom breaks and check diapers every hour. Change diapers in the bathroom or diaper changing area--not poolside--to keep germs away from the water.
  • Reapply sunscreen and stay hydrated.
  • Always wash hands after swimming and before eating and shower after swimming.  
  • Dry ears thoroughly with a towel.      
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (Appointment Required)

Tuesday, June 11,
10:00 am to 11:00 am,
Brown Deer Office

Thursday, June 13, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm,
Shorewood Office

Upcoming Adult Health Clinics
(Appointment Required)

Wednesday, June 19,
8:00 am to 10:00 am,
Brown Deer Office

Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening 
(No Appointment Required)

Wednesday, June 5,
12:15 pm to 1:00 pm,
 Lois & Tom Dolan Community Center (4355 W. Bradley)

Wednesday, June 11,
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm,
 WFB Sr. Center
(5205 Lydell Avenue)
Contact the North Shore Health Department for appointments: 414-371-2980
Other Community Links:
Village of Whitefish Bay | Phone: 414-962-6690 | Fax: 414-962-5651