April 13 Issue
Clean It Up
Bayside Fire
Tornado Awareness Week
Ordinance of the Week

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This Week in History

 On April 9, 1865, at Appomattox, Virginia, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders his 28,000 troops to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, effectively ending the American Civil War. Forced to abandon the Confederate capital of Richmond, blocked from joining the surviving Confederate force in North Carolina, and harassed constantly by Union cavalry, Lee had no other option.

Thought for the Week 

"There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth - not going all the way, and not starting. "


-- Buddha

Recycling Info


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


4/11/12: 9.90

2011 YTD: 153.63

2012 YTD: 157.38

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal 

Milwaukee County residents can dispose of unwanted household hazardous waste at a drive-through collection Friday and Saturday at State Fair Park sponsored by the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District.


Stop out and help out the Dukes of Hazardous Waste, who are available to help you dispose of unwanted, and difficult to dispose oHHWf items, such as:

  • Antifreeze;
  • Paint thinner;
  • Varnish;
  • Weed killer;
  • Batteries;
  • and much more.  

Head to State Fair Park this weekend, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 8 am to 2 pm Saturday.    

Week week left...

We're just a little over one week away from the first Clean Up Day of the year!  That means only one weekend left for you to get items together to be properly disposed of.  A few items for Saturday, April 21:

  • Residents will enter off Fairy Chasm Road (current yard waste site entrance - ID is required for all participation);
  • Clean Up Day hours are 9am - 3pm;
  • Household Hazardous Waste drop off will be held at Ellsworth Park (beginning @ 9am - first come, first serve);
  • Residents will need a food or monetary donation to participate (proceeds benefit Hunger Task Force & Make-A-Wish Foundation).

The Village will also be collecting donations for the homeowners affected by the recent fire on Rexleigh Drive.  You can also donate at any time at Bayside Village Hall.  See you there!

All are safe

The North Shore Fire Department responded to a house fire on Rexligh Drive that broke out around 1:00 pm on Thursday afternoon.  Fire Department personnel arrived 2 minutes and 36 seconds after the call was dispatched. When crews arrived, the rear of the home was already fully engulfed with flames. All occupants were outside and safe. 


Several public safety agencies in the area responded with mutual aid, including Lannon, Menomonee Falls, Germantown, Grafton, Cedarburg, Wauwatosa, Saukville, West Allis, Port Washington, and Mequon Fire Departments.  Fox Point, River Hills, Glendale and Mequon PD also assisted during the event.  


The North Shore Fire Department issued a press release regarding the event.  


The Village will be collecting donations for the homeowners affected by the fire during the April 21, 2012 Clean Up Days.  You can also donate at any time at Bayside Village Hall.


Very Pinteresting

The Village has entered the world of Pinterest.  Pinterest is a pinboard-style social photo sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, hobbies and more. Users can browse other pinboards for inspiration, 're-pin' images to their own collections and/or 'like' photos.


Check out the Village's Pin Page - to view some of our great photos from community events, employees and even recent projects.  

 Listen, Act and Live!

Those words could protect you and your family during severe storm season.  Listening to warnings and seeking shelter immediately will save lives.  April 16-20, 2012 is Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin.


Did you know that...

  • Wisconsin averages 23 tornadoes annually.
  • In 2011, 38 tornadoes in Wisconsin were confirmed by the National Weather Service, the fourth highest number on record. The earliest outbreak occurred on April 10th.
  • The peak tornado season in Wisconsin is April to August, but tornadoes can occur any time of year, like the January 7, 2008 storms near Kenosha.

On Thursday, April 19, 2012, a statewide drill is planned.  At 1pm, the National Weather Service will issue a mock Tornado Watch and at 1:45pm a statewide mock Tornado Warning.  For the first time ever, Radio, TV and Cable stations across Wisconsin will participate in the drill.  And for the first time, NOAA Weather Radios (also known as Emergency Weather Radios) will be tested during the drill.   This is an ideal opportunity for schools, businesses and individuals to practice safe procedures for severe weather.

Ordinance of the Week: Before You Sell Your Home   


Sec. 14-8. - Certificate of compliance required for change of ownership

In order to prevent the development of hazardous conditions which present a threat to the well-being of occupants of buildings and to other persons, and to prevent the deterioration of buildings and appurtenances related thereto, resulting in substantial depreciation in the property values of the neighborhood, and in order to protect the environment and preserve the aesthetic character of neighborhoods and secure the health, safety, and welfare of those living in the village, it is necessary that buildings and appurtenances related thereto in the village be kept in compliance and current in terms of design and construction.


Except as otherwise provided in this Code, whenever there is a proposed change of ownership of any occupied structure subject to this, or part thereof, within the village and any appurtenances related thereto, such change of ownership shall not be made, nor shall assessment letters or other permits, certificates, or other certifications regarding the property be issued by the village, unless and until a certificate of compliance has been issued by the village building inspector, dated not earlier than one year prior to the change of ownership.