Monday, November 30, 2020

Village of Whitefish Bay Official Weekly Newsletter
Message from the
Village President, Julie Siegel

I want to give a huge shout out to our amazing DPW workers this past week. Not only did they do double duty with holiday refuse and recycling pick-up, they also successfully managed the huge amount of leaves raked into the street. Great work! To subscribe to our newsletter, click here.
Why Is The Village Hall Phone Ringing?
When do overnight winter parking regulations begin? Tonight! Overnight winter parking regulations are enforced from 3:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. from December 1 through March 31. Vehicles still need to abide by all other parking regulations for the location in which they are parked. Overnight winter parking regulations were updated this year, changes are detailed below.

Is this the last week for loose leaf collection? Yes! Leaf collection will end the week of November 30, 2020. Have leaves to the curb by Friday, December 4, 2020. More details below.

When will I receive my Tax Bill? Tax bills will be sent out to residents in mid-December. Property tax information and instructions will be included in an upcoming newsletter. Also, the Village Property Tax website will be updated with info and payment instructions at that time.

Have a question? Send us an email or give us a call at (414) 962-6690.
Village Meeting Agendas:
Last Week's Meetings:

There were no public meetings last week. For other meeting agendas and minutes, please visit the Agenda Center page on the Village Website.
This Week's Meetings:

Architectural Review Commission
  • Thursday, December 3, 5:30 p.m., Virtual GoToMeeting. MEETING CANCELED
December 2020 Bay Leaves
The holiday season has arrived — and so has the December Bay Leaves monthly magazine! Check it out on the Village website. Stories include:
  • Resident Feature: The Ausman Family and their “Christmas House”
  • Snow Removal and Overnight Winter Parking Information from the Village
  • Time to Renew: Dog and Cat Licenses for 2021 from MADACC
  • Business Profiles: The Great Frame Up and Gallery 505, and Lakeside Animal Hospital
  • Home for the Holidays with the Merchants of Whitefish Bay
  • Whitefish Bay High School is #2 in Niche’s Best Public High Schools in Wisconsin and More from the Whitefish Bay School District
  • Staying Safe Through the Winter Holiday Season from the North Shore Fire Rescue
  • Feeding Birds in Winter from the Whitefish Bay Garden Club
  • Winter Programs from the Whitefish Bay Recreation Department
  • Resources from the Whitefish Bay Public Library
  • Give the Gift of History from the Historic Preservation Commission
  • Thank You from the Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation
Overnight Winter Parking Begins:
Overnight winter parking is enforced from 3:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. from December 1 through March 31. Vehicles still need to abide by all other parking regulations for the location in which they are parked. An overnight parking permit does not supersede time zone restrictions or other restrictions on a block, and vehicles with overnight parking permits must be moved once every 24 hours. Recent changes to overnight parking regulations are as follows:
  • Free Nightly Parking Permission: Each license plate gets 25 free parking nights per calendar year (increased from 15). You can request this free nightly permission to park on any street in the Village. In the winter, parking shall be in front or across the street of the residence making the request based on even/odd date (see below). Request free nightly parking at the following webpage: www.parking.wfbvillage.org
  • Overnight Monthly Parking Permit: Monthly permits can now be purchased for any street in Whitefish Bay. The Village is no longer requiring vehicles to be parked in pre-designated areas. In the Winter, parking shall be in front or across the street of the residence making the request based on even/odd date (see below).
  • Where Do I Park in the winter (12/1/20 through 3/31/20)? Alternative Side - Even/Odd – Parking: In the winter, monthly permit holders and free nightly permissions will be required to follow alternate side parking. Vehicles should park on the even-numbered side of the street with an even calendar date before midnight, and on the odd-numbered side of the street on those nights with an odd calendar date before midnight (unless an exemption applies). Vehicles with monthly overnight parking permits must be moved once every 24 hours.
  • Overnight Monthly Permit Cost: Permits cost $30.00 per month. Permits are available to purchase online beginning at 5:00 a.m. on the 15th of the month for the next month. Permits are available for sale in person during police administration hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and online 24 hours per day at the following webpage: www.parking.wfbvillage.org. If the permit is purchased after the 15th of the month, the fee is reduced to $15.00.
  • How many months can I purchase at one time? Beginning December 16, 2020, you may purchase up to 12 months of overnight parking at a time within the 2021 calendar year. You cannot purchase a permit for 2022 until December 15, 2021.
  • What if my parking is already limited to one side of the street and/or my residence borders Glendale? In these circumstances, you would be allowed to park directly in front of your residence year-round with a monthly overnight parking permit. However, an overnight parking permit does not supersede time zone restrictions or other restrictions on a block. The Village will work with residents on a case-by-case basis for other unique circumstances. In addition, Public Works may temporarily need to restrict parking on these streets on an as-needed basis for snow removal.  

Winter parking changes were made to improve Village-wide snow plowing efforts, increase the limited number and distribution of parking spots in designated zones, and improve public safety.  If you have any questions about the changes, please contact Lt. Patrick Whitaker with the Whitefish Bay Police Department at p.whitaker@wfbvillage.org.
Loose Leaf Collection Update:
Last Week of Loose Leaf Collection:  Please have your leaves to the curb by Friday, December 4, 2020. Collection is dependent on crew availability and the volume of leaves that need to be collected. Leaves should be placed in the in the street, near the curb but away from storm inlets. Frequently asked questions about the curbside collection program can be found here.

Yard Waste Material Drop Site: Residents with yard waste material after collection has finished (and throughout the winter months) may dispose of it at the Shorewood Transfer Station. Click here for cost information. The transfer station is located at 3801 N Morris Boulevard in Shorewood. It is open:
  • December to March, 1st Saturday of each month (only), 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
  • April to November, 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Brush chipper collection: Brush will be collected by Village crews this week (November 30, 2020). Brush should be placed in the parkway between the curb and the sidewalk.
Winter Reminders from DPW:
Village Snow Plowing Procedures:

Village crews clear streets starting with the main thoroughfares; the crews then proceed to streets adjacent to schools, after that residential streets and alleys are cleared. Sidewalks next to village land are also cleared.
Resident Snow and Ice Removal:

All residents and business owners are responsible for snow and ice removal from public sidewalks adjacent to their properties within 24 hours of a snow event. Please clear all corners with crosswalks. Handicap accessible ramps should be cleared out enough to accommodate a wheelchair. Visit the Village website for more details.
Snow Storm Refuse/Recycling Cart Placement:

During winter months, refuse and recycling carts should continue to be placed within 3 feet of the curb or alley edge and 3 feet from any side or rear obstruction, including other carts, trees, garage, fence, or any other elements.

In the event of snow, residents are encouraged to utilize their driveway apron or clear a portion of their parkway for cart placement. Snow and ice must be cleared around the cart(s) as well as the lid. Please do not place your refuse and recycling carts in the street during the winter months as it can affect proper snow removal by our Village snow plow crews. Proper placement is imperative to automated collection.
Updates from the Whitefish Bay Public Library:
Change in Services: In an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the Whitefish Bay Public Library has returned to curbside and virtual services.

Curbside Pick-up Hours (make an appointment to pick-up):
  • Monday-Thursday 9:30 a.m. to7:00 p.m.
  • Friday-Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Virtual Author Event: Sarah Williamson, author of Elevator Bird - Tuesday, December 1, 5:30 p.m.: Boswell Book Company and Whitefish Bay Public Library present an event with Milwaukee native Williamson, who will chat about her quirky picture book about kindness, friendship, and a team coming together to make one bird's dream come true. This evening event is kid-friendly, the book is fun for all ages, and so this event will be perfect for families. Click here to please register for this free event.
Among Us Sew-Along with Miss Valerie for Teens - Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. - Registration is open through 12/02/2020: Don't be an Imposter! Learn how to sew your own felt stuffie Crewmate with Miss Valerie.

In your kit, you'll receive everything you need: felt pieces, needle, coordinating thread, cotton ball stuffing, and a pattern sheet. Then join us for the Sew-Along Zoom call where Miss Valerie will teach you how to make your Among Us stuffie.

How to Join Us:
  1. Click here to register for your kit
  2. Pick up your kit starting Monday, November 30, 2020 at the YS desk
  3. Sew-Along with Miss Valerie on Zoom on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. Click here to Join Zoom Meeting.
From the Whitefish Bay School District:
Bay Gives Back Blood Drive: Bay Gives Back is hosting a Blood Drive for Versiti (Blood Center of Wisconsin) on Wednesday, December 16th in the High School Field House from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This event is open to the community. Appointments are limited. Register online today.

Upcoming School Board Meetings:
  • Tuesday, December 1, 2020 – Community Health Advisory Committee Meeting
  • Wednesday, December 9, 2020– Regular Business Meeting

Whitefish Bay High School Theater presents "Hamlette": This production will be live streamed on December 1, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets: $1. Learn more and purchase streaming tickets at www.wfbhstheater.com
Community Spotlight:
From the Merchants of Whitefish Bay: Visit Santa's Mailbox: New to Silver Spring Drive this year is Santa's Mailbox! Make your list, check it twice, then pop it into Santa's Mailbox. The Merchants of Whitefish Bay have a direct connection to the North Pole so we know Santa will get each letter! Find it until December 23, 2020, at 316 E Silver Spring Drive.
Urgent Need for COVID Convalescent Plasma and Blood Donations:

Consider donating blood today. There is an urgent need for COVID convalescent plasma and blood donations. If you are fully recovered from COVID-19, you may be able to help coronavirus patients in need by donating COVID convalescent plasma (CCP). Please consider donating at Versiti Blood Centers or the American Red Cross.
From Kiwanis North Shore MKE:

Santa has joined with Kiwanis Club of North Shore Milwaukee to prevent this spread of COVID-19. Your family can schedule a time to Zoom with Santa thanks to the Kiwanis Club of North Shore Milwaukee. More info: https://kiwanisnorthshoremke.com/
NSHD Highlights 11/24/2020: November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Over 57,000 Americans are expected to be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2020. Pancreatic cancer is the 9th most diagnosed cancer in women and 10th most diagnosed in men. Roughly 10% of pancreatic cancers are hereditary, but many diagnosed cases are considered random.
Not much is known about the causes of pancreatic cancer, however some common risk factors include:
  • Immediate relative diagnosed with pancreatic cancer or family history
  • Chronic and hereditary pancreatitis
  • Smoking
  • Greater than 60 years in age
  • A diet high in red meat or processed meats
  • Obesity
  • High alcohol consumption
  • Environmental factors
Signs and symptoms:
  • Pain, usually in abdomen/back
  • Weight loss
  • Jaundice
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Change in Stool
  • Pancreatitis
  • Recent onset of Diabetes
  • Fatigue
Learn more about signs and symptoms here. Visit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at pancan.org for more information on risk, signs/symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options.

For the most recent updates on COVID-19 in the North Shore, visit our website. We also encourage you to frequently monitor the DHS website and CDC website.

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