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Community Survey
Firework Regulations
Don't give up on your brown grass!
Road Work in Bayside
Emerald Ash Borer
Got Bats??
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Recycling Info


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


6/27/12: 11.01

2012 YTD: 285.02

2011 YTD: 279.94

Collection Schedule Changes for Holiday Week

Due to the holiday, Village offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 4. Recycling for homes south of Fairy Chasm will be delayed until Thursday July 5. Garbage collection dates remain the same.        

This Week in History

 On June 28, 1953, workers at a Chevrolet plant in Flint, Michigan, assemble the first Corvette, a two-seater sports car that would become an American icon. The first completed production car rolled off the assembly line two days later, one of just 300 Corvettes made that year.

July 4 Parade

A great way to celebrate the 4th of July is to participate in the Bayside 4th of July parade.  The parade will begin at 9am, and all are invited to participate. Those interested in walking the parade route should meet in the Bayside Middle School parking lot at 8:45am. Kids are encouraged to decorate their bikes for the parade, and dogs (on a leash) are welcome.

We Need Your Guidance

The Village needs your input so we have extended the Community Survey deadline to Tuesday, July 10.  If you haven't already taken it, the survey only takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.  There are a number of convenient ways to obtain and complete the survey, which are outlined below:

  • Take it online;
  • Download the Community Survey from the Village website, print, fill out, and drop it off at Village Hall;
  • Complete the survey in the June edition of the monthly Village newsletter, Village Scene, and return to Village Hall;  
  • Pick-up and return a hard copy of the survey at Village Hall.

Help us improve Bayside, let us know what is important to you.  After all surveys are received and tabulated, survey results will be made available for review.  

Village and State Firework Regulations

Independence Day is a time for celebration and summer fun.  Fireworks are commonly associated with 4th of July celebrations; however, the Village would like to remind residents of important Village and State firework regulations.  Below are some important reminders regarding fireworks in the Village.     

  • Village code only allows  "toy pistols, paper caps, sparklers or toy snakes".   

Due to the dry weather that we have been experiencing in this area, fireworks can also be a fire hazard.  Fireworks have the potential to ignite dry grass, shrubs, and even structures in these dry conditions.   As a reminder, open burning is prohibited in the Village.  

The grass isn't dead, it's just sleeping..

In a remarkable turnaround from recent years, southern Wisconsin is creeping toward drought conditions while northern parts of the state are receiving plentiful rain. The southern half of the state is presently short of rainfall by at least two inches which puts the state on track for a new record of least amount of rainfall in June, with only 0.31 inches



Don't forget to water your plants and trees early in the morning so they will have available water throughout these hot sunny days. An important part of gardening successfully is learning to water your plants properly. Learning how to water properly is not complicated, but during hot, dry weather it can make a world of difference to the health of the plants in your landscape.

Let's Get Pulverizing!

2012 Street Improvement Project Starts July 19 

As part of the long range capital improvement program, the Village of Bayside will be resurfacing several roads in the summer of 2012.

The project(s) will consist of 2 weeks of pulverizing and shaping the existing pavement and base followed by 6-7 days of overlaying with new asphalt pavement, as well as restoring the existing stone shoulder.  Please continue to check the website for future updates. 

Preventing EAB in Bayside

With the recent discovery of Emerald Ash Borer in Port Washington, WI, many questions have been raised about Ash tree mitigation programs. The Village of Bayside has participated in several preventative action steps to combat the possible arrival of EAB that include: 

  • Completed a Village-wide tree inventory to identify all trees on Village owned property;
  • Implemented a 12% maximum specie threshold, ensuring maximum diversification of newly planted trees to prevent from catastrophic future tree loss;
  • Began Village-wide "Adopt-A-Tree" program, where residents volunteer to maintain newly planted right of way trees;
  • Began a Village tree farm to help regenerate and replace trees as needed;
  • Recognized as a Tree City USA for four consecutive years, and received its first Growth Award designation for 2011;
  • Planted over 600 new right-of-way and publicly owned land trees since 2007.

These are just a few of the steps taken to help mitigate the possible arrival of EAB in Bayside. Much of this work has been funded through Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Urban Forestry grants. The Village continues to search for new and improved ways to continue to reinvest and grow our urban forest. In fact, Bayside has over 4,000 street and public park trees, with over 40 different types of species. These public trees are valued at over $3,200,000. Currently, Ash trees (the only tree affected by EAB) make up just over 20% of the Village's public urban forest trees.


More information about EAB can be found on the web at www.emeraldashborer.wi.gov.

Bats on the rise?

Recently, the North Shore Health Department has noticed an increase in the number of bats getting into homes. As a precaution, be sure to check openings around windows, doors, and attics to ensure your home does not have any entryways for these creatures. 


Call the Wisconsin Humane Society -Wildlife Division, 414-264-6257, for tips on how to check your home or how to deal with a bat that has gotten in your home.
Noteworthy News

2013 Milwaukee County Budget Town Hall Meetings


Monday, August 13, 2012

5:00pm - 6:30pm

McGovern Park Senior Center

4500 W Custer Ave.

Milwaukee, WI 53218


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

10:00am - 11:30am

West Allis City Hall

Council Chambers

7525 W. Greenfield Ave.

West Allis, WI 53214


RSVP required: countyexec@milwcnty.com