March 23 Issue
Mulch Season
Be Mindful
High Marks
Tree & Bird Friendly
Distracted Driving
Ordinance of the Week

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Tip of the Week

While Village pick up of yard waste doesn't begin until the week of April 9, residents can still drop off materials at the yard waste site on Fairy Chasm Road at any time.  While you're there, you can even pick up some mulch for your plant beds.

Thought for the Week 

"Why you? Because there's no one better. Why now? Because tomorrow isn't soon enough."


-- Donna Brazile

Recycling Info


We're working to recycle more in 2012.  Let's check our totals: 


3/21/12: 10.56

2011 YTD: 122.34

2012 YTD: 126.38

From Our Place to Yours

It is now officially Spring!  While the warm weather had us thinking Spring early this year, the calendar has made it official.  So, the next step is yard work! 


What better way to get your yard and planters in shape than to add a fresh layer of mulch.  Did you know, the Village offers free mulch pickup, or delivery in 5 yard increments for just $75? Simply stop into Village Hall to schedule your delivery, or visit the Village's yard waste drop off site to pick some up today!

Respect, Quiet, and Lawful

The Bayside Police Department would like to remind all users of Bayside streets to please be mindful and respectful when traveling throughout the community.  crosswalk


Police have been monitoring crosswalks throughout the community, ticketing those who fail to yield to pedestrians in marked crosswalks.  Residents may notice the emotionally intelligent signage that is placed strategically throughout the Village.  These are to remind drivers that they need to monitor their speed, and pay attention to pedestrians.    


Pedestrians, bicycles and vehicles all have their respective place on Bayside streets.  Runners, walkers and cyclists should wear reflective clothing to aid in motorist vision, and vehicles are asked to please give room as you pass.  When possible, we ask bikers to please ride single file on the narrower, interior roads, to help ease traffic congestion, and to ride quietly throughout our neighborhoods, taking into consideration those who live on and around the area. 

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The 2011 Annual DNR Recycling Program Accomplishments and Actual Cost Report was submitted to the Wisconsin DNR.  This report must be completed each year to be eligible to receive recycling grant funds.  The Village must meet a collection standard per NR544 of the Wisconsin Administrative code.  Below is the summary of the Villages compliance with this standard: 


Total weight of recyclables collected from Bayside residences:



Bayside per capita collection:



State per capita collection standard:




Sustainable Bayside  

The Village was recently honored to learn they received two distinct awards for environmental sustainability - Tree City USA, and Bird City Wisconsin. 


The Village's recognition for Tree City USA comes for the fourth consecutive year in a row!  To achieve the designation, the Village must meet a set of specific standards related to urban tree management and practices. 


The Village was also excited to learn it had been recognized for successfully renewing our status as a Bird City for 2012 at the Sustained Flight level.  Bayside was originally recognized as one of the inaugural communities to receive the designation in 2011.


Residents and visitors will notice that both Tree City USA and Bird City Wisconsin designations as they enter the Village, with signage placed for both awards. 

Be Safe - Hang Up 

Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on America's roadways.  You see it every day: Drivers swerving in their lanes, stopping at green lights, running red ones, or narrowly missing a pedestrian because they have their eyes and minds on their phones instead of the road.  Yet, people continue to assume that they can drive and text or talk at the same time.


In 2010 alone, over 3,000 people were killed in distracted driving crashes.  The results are preventable accidents.  And these aren't just statistics - they're parents, children, neighbors, and friends.  The safest way to get from one place to another is to hang up and drive.  Powering down your cell phone when you're behind the wheel can save lives - maybe even your own.  Find out how you can help spread the word of safety.

Ordinance of the Week: Door to Door Salespeople 


Sec. 62-136 - Transient merchants:

It shall be unlawful for any transient merchant to engage in transient selling, vend, sell or dispose of, or to offer to vend, sell or dispose of goods, services, wares or merchandise, produce or any other thing or to solicit money or items for donation in person by being present at a business or residence without first registering as set forth herein, at any place whatsoever within the Village of Bayside without first obtaining a permit as set forth herein.  This section, including but not limited to its permitting and registration provisions, does not apply to resident minor children conducting door-to-door sales or solicitations on behalf of a charitable organization, including but not limited to, the Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of America, public and private schools, UNICEF, and youth athletic leagues and associations.