December 21 Issue
A Time for Giving
Mark Your Calendar
Extra Drop Off
Holiday Tree/Wreath Collection
Coyotes
Overnight Parking

Recycling Info

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

 

12/19/12: 11.36

2012 YTD: 576.26

2011 YTD: 571.11

Thought of the Week

"The energy spent trying to get revenge can be better spent

creating an amazing life. Forget about them. Remember you."
 
-- Thema Davis

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This Week in History

On December 17, 19, 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville and Wilbur Wright make the first successful flight in history of a self-propelled, heavier-than-air aircraft. Orville piloted the gasoline-powered, propeller-driven biplane, which stayed aloft for 12 seconds and covered 120 feet on its inaugural flight.   The historic Wright brothers' aircraft of 1903 is on permanent display at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

A Time of Need  

As I complete my seventh year as Village Manager of Bayside, I have never written a personal note as part of our external communications program.  I, for one,  get very busy and caught up with the day to day management of the Village, implementing the strategic

 values of our community, problem solving, conflict resolution, and striving to make Bayside a better place to live, work and play.  In leading a staff of 50 employees and nearly $10 million dollars in operations, we strive each day to provide the best service possible for the close knit community we call Bayside.  

 

Approximately 950 miles to our east, a close knit community faces such unimaginable pain and so many questions.   As Village Manager, as well as a father of four young children, I have been at a loss for words in the wake of what transpired in Newtown, Connecticut.  I cannot imagine receiving that call, but in the same respect, we as staff providing public works, public safety, emergency dispatch services, public health services, fire protection and emergency medical services all stand ready 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to whatever needs arise.  

 

As we go through the various holiday seasons, there are no words to express the grief and sorrow we all feel about the tragedy in Connecticut.   As a community, Bayside has always stepped up and gone above and beyond the call of the norm to assist people in a time of need.  As I put my four children to bed or look them in the eyes, I cannot imagine the grief of those who have lost their loved ones.   At the same time, I marvel at the many heroes whose actions spared so many more lives.  I hope you take this message or one that you may see on social media sites, traditional media, or any other resource,  and will consider in your thoughts and generosity the donation of resources to a community in such need.  If you feel so inclined, please consider donating to the Newtown, CT Community. 

 

Don't Forget!

Take some time to mark your calendars now.  There are a few upcoming event and important dates to remember, including:

  • December 24 & 25 - Village Offices Closed 
  • December 31 - Village Offices OPEN 8am-12 noon (Tax Payments Only)
  • January 1 - Village Offices Closed  
Garbage and recycling will be delayed by two days both the weeks of December 24 & December 31 (Monday garbage collected Wednesday, etc.).  Head to the Village's website for more information, and for the 2013 collection calendars. 

Tax Bills
For those wishing to pay tax bills, please make sure you stop into Village Hall during operating hours, drop your bill in the night depository (located just south of the main Village Hall entrance), or mail your tax bill prior to December 31, 2012 (for income tax purposes).  Otherwise, the full payment or first installment is due by January 31, 2013.  

Holiday Extra 

The Village will be holding two special drop off events for extra material accumulated during the holiday season. Residents (ID required) will be able to drop off the following items: 

  • Garbage (Bagged);
  • Recycling;
  • Yard Waste;
  • Electronics (anything that plugs in);
  • GoodWill.

Residents will be able to bring these items on Thursday, December 27 (3pm - 6pm) and Thursday, January 3, 2012 (3pm - 6pm) - using the Sled Hill parking lot.

Looking Ahead 

The Village will be collecting Holiday trees and/or wreaths again this year.  We ask that all metal or foreign items be removed from the materials as they will be chipped with all other yard waste materials.  These items will be picked up the following days:

  • Thursday & Friday - January 10 & 11
  • Thursday & Friday - January 17 & 18

Please make sure all trees or wreaths are curbside by 7am to ensure pickup.  Residents may also bring these items to the Village's yard waste drop off site, located off Fairy Chasm Road. 

 
Coyote Session 

The Village of Bayside will be hosting a public information meeting on February 6  at 6:30 pm on the subject of the coyotes in our communities. Lynsey White-Dasher from the US Humane Society and Tom Isaac from Wisconsin DNR coming to discuss  on coyote ecology and behavior, why coyotes are in our communities, how to deal with conflicts with coyotes, tips for coexistence, coyote hazing training, and much more. Further details will be forthcoming, but mark your calendars today.  

 

Give Us A Call

Are you planning to have guests over for the holidays?  If you're expecting company to park on Village streets, please make 

sure to contact the Village's Police Department (351-8800) in advance.  

 

Village officers are accustomed to seeing guests in the Village this time of year, but keeping them informed helps keep homes safe and emergency routes open.  If inclement weather occurs, cars will need to be removed from streets.