December 28 Issue
Mark Your Calendar
Holiday Tree/Wreath Collection
Text Alerts
Plan Ahead
Website Page of the Week

Recycling Info


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


Due to the delayed collection schedule, collection totals were not available at time of publication.

Thought of the Week

"Time decides who you meet in life, your heart decides who you

want in your life, and your behavior decides who stays in your
-- Author Unknown

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This Week in History

Just after midnight on December 25, 1914, the majority of German troops engaged in World War I cease firing their guns and artillery.  At the first light of dawn, many of the German soldiers emerged from their trenches and approached the Allied lines across no-man's-land, calling out "Merry Christmas" in their enemies' native tongues. At first, the Allied soldiers feared it was a trick, but seeing the Germans unarmed they climbed out of their trenches and shook hands with the enemy soldiers. The men exchanged presents of cigarettes and plum puddings and sang carols and songs.

Tax Reminders 

While Village offices will be closed on certain days, tax payments can still be made at Cornerstone Community Bank, located at 8607 Port Washington Road in Fox Point.   All residents who are eligible for a refund will receive one immediately when paying at Cornerstone Bank.


Full payment or the first installment payment is due by January 31, 2013. The installment plan has the following deadlines:

  • January 31, 2013
  • March 31, 2013tax
  • May 31, 2013

Residents can also use the night depository box, located in the front of Village Hall, to drop off payments after hours or on weekends.  All payments received by 11:59pm on December 31, will be credited to 2012.   


Keep This In Mind 

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

  • December 31 - Village Offices OPEN 8am-12 noon (Tax Payments Only)
  • January 1 - Village Offices Closed 
  • January 3 - Additional Holiday drop off from 3-6pm @ sled hill parking lot.      
Garbage and recycling will be delayed by two days the week of December 31 (Monday garbage collected Wednesday, etc.).  Head to the Village's website for more information, and for the 2013 collection calendars. 

Drop It Off 
A reminder - Village residents will have one more opportunity to bring garbage, recycling, GoodWill donations and anything electronic to the sled hill parking lot!  Head over on Thursday, January 3 from 3-6pm (Bayside Id required).  

Holiday Tree & Wreath Collection 

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.  

Voluntary Water Update      

Those interested in municipal water on a voluntary basis should contact Bayside resident Howard Feiges, who has helped champion the effort to connect those in his neighborhood, located in the southwest area of the Village.  


The project, which is entering the final engineering phases, will then be sent out to bid in February, with construction tentatively scheduled for May/June of 2013.  


As with many large projects, costs are derived by the number of participants, in order to achieve an economies of scale.  Those homes wishing to participate, and who are located in the project area, should contact Howard as soon as possible, to ensure they can be included in the process.  A recent article published in the BaysideNow outlines the effort to date.  Those who have already signed up to participate will be receiving additional information in January.  

A Safe Ride Home 

A reminder this New Year to make the necessary travel accommodations for a safe holiday.  For example, include the Milwaukee County Bus System in your plans.  Thanks to MillerCoors, Free Rides begin at 8 pm on Monday, December 31, 2011, and last until the end of regular service.


Check schedule times carefully and plan ahead so you know your return routing and times.  Thirteen main routes, serving many popular entertainment venues, will stay in operation past the end of regular schedules with half-hour service until 4 am.  Whether you take the bus or make other plans, celebrate safely for a great 2013.

Website Page of the Week:  New Collection Calendars

New collection calendars are now available for 2013. Visit the Village's website to find out additional information regarding garbage, recycling and other forms of pickup.  Find out when you can begin putting yard waste out for collection in Spring, or when loose leaf collection will begin in October.