Bayside Buzz Logo      Bayside Buzz        January 7, 2011

Holiday Tree Collection

Village crews will make their final holiday tree collections on Thursday and Friday, January 13 and 14.  Please have your tree out by your curb by 7:00 am to ensure proper collection. 


If you missed the collection dates, you may drop your tree off at the yard waste drop-off site, located off of Fairy Chasm Road, at any time.

The Numbers Are In...

The 2010 garbage and recycling tonnage totals have been calculated.  With nearly 550 tons recycled, Bayside residents increased their recycling diversion rate by nearly 7% from 2009.  In addition to increase recycling, overall garbage tons were down from 2009 as well.  What does 550 tons mean? In 2010, each household recycled 660 pounds or each resident recycled 260 pounds.

Village Staff Service Anniversaries

The Village would like to recognize staff celebrating services anniversaries in January.  Department of Community and Utility Services Laborer Scott Matusewic is celebrating 20 years with the Village this month.  The Village would like to thank Scott for his dedication to the Village and it's residents over the past 20 years. 


Other staff celebrating January service anniversaries are;

  • Jason Blochowicz - 21 years
  • Dale Schessow - 21 years
  • Tom Henkel - 17 years
  • Andy Pederson - 6 years

Building Permit and Fee Schedule Changes

Starting January 1, 2011, the Village transitioned to a uniform building permit and a revised building fee schedule.  If you are contractors work on your home, be sure to let them know about the new permit and fees.  Copies of the new permit and the revised fee schedule are available on the Village's website.  If you have any questions, please contact Village Hall.

2011 Recycling Goal: 650 Tons

In 2011, the Village is seeking to recycle 650 tons. You may be asking, what does that mean to me?  In order to reach our 650 ton goal, each household needs to recycle 800 pounds of material, which equal to 312 pounds per person. 

In addition to helping preserve our environment, recycling saves taxpayers money.  On average, it costs the Village $48 per ton to dispose of garbage at the landfill.  If we recycle 650 tons in 2011, the Village will save an estimated  $5,000 in tipping fees from 2010.  Each week, the Village will track our progress towards 650 tons.  

The Village is committed to achieving this goal, but we need your help.  You may be throwing away items that can be recycled.  For more information on residential recycling, visit the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website.

2011 Elections

The Office of the Supreme Court will require that a primary election be held on February 15, 2011, as three of the four individuals who requested candidacy papers have been approved for ballot status. 


 There will also be a special election to fill the seat of Milwaukee County Executive.  The nomination paper filing deadline for County Executive has been extended to January 11. 

In This Issue
Holiday Tree Collection
The Numbers Are In...
Service Anniversaries
Building Permit & Fee Schedule Changes
2011 Recycling Goal
2011 Elections
Quick Links

2011 Collection Calendars

Visit the Village's website to download copies of the 2011 Garbage and Recycling, Yard Waste, and Loose Leaf collection schedules. 

Tip of the Week
Wondering when Village Boards and Commissions are meeting, the dates of Village events, or when Village Hall is closed in 2011?  The 2011 calendar is available on the Village website.
Did you know?
Over 120 residents utilized the Village's two garbage and recycling drop-off events.  Thank you to all who participated, and helped properly dispose of your items.
Thought for the Week:
"A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier."
                    -Tom Stoppard
2011 YTD Recycling Tonnage
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