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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Whitefish Bay Declares a State of Emergency - Changes to Village Operations - Village Hall Closed

This evening, The Whitefish Bay Village Board declared a state of emergency in Whitefish Bay. This declaration is in line with action taken by the Federal, State and County levels of government in response to COVID-19. It will enable Village officials to exercise powers in an expedited manner at the local level in the interest of the health, safety, welfare and good order of the Village of Whitefish Bay. 

The full Emergency Declaration Resolution is available by clicking here.

Please Note the Following Changes to Village Operations:

Village Hall:

  • Village Hall is closed to the public until Monday, April 13, 2020 unless modified. The Village Board will revisit this issue on Monday, April 6, 2020.
  • Village Hall staff will report to work throughout the closure period. Phone lines (414-962-6690) will remain operational and staff will answer calls during normal business hours (8:00 am to 4:30 pm). 

Village Meetings:

  • The Village will be using GoToMeeting for upcoming meetings as permitted by Wisconsin’s Open Meetings Laws. The call-in number and passcode will be included on the associated meeting agenda. Meeting agendas can be found here.

Payments:

  • Property Taxes, Utility Bills, Parking Permits, and Citations can be paid online by clicking here. Credit card processing fees have been temporarily waived.
  • Utility Bills scheduled to be mailed in April will be postponed to May.
  • Property Tax 2nd Installment Due March 31: How Do I Make a Payment?
  • On the Village Website: From website, click “Online Payments” on middle of the page and select “Pay Property Taxes.” Credit card processing fees have been temporarily waived.
  • By Mail: Make check payable to the Village of Whitefish Bay. Send check to Village of Whitefish Bay, 5300 N. Marlborough Drive, Whitefish Bay, 53217.
  • 24-Hour Night Depository: Located in entrance of Village Hall.
  • At Associated Bank (430 E Silver Spring Drive, Whitefish Bay, 53217). Payments may be through the Drive Through Lane (No Cash) or Drop Box. Receipts will be mailed.

Elections:

  • The Village is urging ALL voters to request an absentee ballot for the April 7, 2020 election. Click here to request a ballot online or see the story above for more information.
  • If the State of Wisconsin does not amend the requirement to provide in-person absentee voting/registration hours, Village Hall will be open solely for that purpose on days/times posted here.

Police and Fire Services:

  • The Whitefish Bay Police Department and North Shore Fire Department both continue to operate 24x7 at full strength and full deployment. 
  • There will be no ticketing for overnight parking until April.

Refuse and Recycling:

  • At this time, refuse and recycling collection and other DPW services are proposed to continue subject to compliance with CDC guidelines/directives regarding social distancing, hygiene, etc. However, replacement of water meters within homes will temporarily be discontinued.

Court:

Building Services: