January 11 Issue
Keep It Coming
Holiday Tree/Wreath Collection
Health Department
Snow/Ice Removal
Emergency Preparedness

Recycling Info


2012 Looked Great - How is 2013 shaping up?


1/9/13: 11.28

 2013 YTD:  23.96
2012 YTD: 25.55

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"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."

Anne Franke

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This Week in History

On January 11, 1973, the owners of America's 24 major league baseball teams vote to allow teams in the American League (AL) to use a "designated pinch-hitter" that could bat for the pitcher, while still allowing the pitcher to stay in the game.   The owners voted to allow the AL (which lagged behind the NL in both scoring and attendance) to put the designated hitter rule into practice. The NL resisted the change, and for the first time in history, the two leagues would play using different rules.

Making Strides to Destination 650

2013 has arrived!  And while we look forward to a great New Year, we also want to take time to look back at a great accomplishment from 2012.  Specifically, Bayside residents' ability to recycle more, and divert less items into the landfill!  2012 was our best year yet:


  • 2011 Garbage: 1,114.79 tons
  • 2012 Garbage: 1,032.59 ton

7.4% Decrease of tonnage collected! 

  • 2011 Recycling: 582.26
  • 2012 Recycling: 588.55

1.8% Increase of tonnage collected! 

  • 2012 recycling diversion rate improves to 36% (from 34%) 
These both are great improvements from the previous year, with garbage tonnage down over seven percent overall and 80 total tons. Not only does recycling more ensure items are reused, total costs to dispose of garbage at the landfill is approximately $50/ton, this is a savings of over $4,000.  
Let's keep it going in 2013 - what more can you keep out of the garbage?  Check out ways to recycle more, which has great tips, FAQs, and more!.  


Holiday Tree & Wreath Collection 

The Village began collecting holiday items this week.  Missed it?  Don't worry, you've still got time.  We ask that all metal or foreign 

items be removed from the materials as they will be chipped into mulch with all other yard waste materials.  

These items will be picked up the following days:

  • Thursday & Friday - January 17 & 18

Please make sure all trees or wreaths are curbside by 7am to ensure pickup. 

Coyote Education 

The Village of Bayside will be hosting an informational workshop for interested residents on February 6 on the subject of the coyotes in our communities.  The meeting will start at 6:30 pm on February 6, held in the cafeteria of Bayside Middle School, 601 E. Ellsworth Lane. Participants can park in the north parking lot, located off Ellsworth Lane.


Main presenters include Lynsey White-Dasher, Urban Wildlife Specialist from the Humane Society of the United States, and Tom Isaac, Wildlife Biologist from the Wisconsin DNR. They will discuss and demonstrate several issues, including:

  • Insight on coyote ecology and behavior
  • Why coyotes are in our communities
  • How to deal with conflicts with coyotes
  • Tips for coexistence
  • Coyote hazing techniques
  • Questions - Ask the Experts

Village of Bayside Police Department officials, as well as VIllage staff, will also be on hand to answer questions from residents with regards to coyotes in the community and throughout the metropolitan area.

A Healthy Start 

The North Shore Health Department has a new and improved website! Did you know that Bayside residents can utilize this resource at any time? The health department services the seven North Shore communities, and offers amenities such as seasonal flu shots, health screenings, emergency preparedness and more.  


The new website also offers the ability to schedule appointments online. Check it out today to get your 2013 moving in good health! 


Flu Season

Over 41 states (including WI) have reported widespread high levels of influenza-like-illness.  In Wisconsin, from 10/1/12 through 1/04/13 there have been at least 760 hospitalizations due to the flu and 2,827 positive tests for the flu.  Remember it is not too late to get vaccinated.  The flu vaccine protects against the strains of flu which are being diagnosed.    Also stay home if you begin to have symptoms of the flu (body aches, fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose). 

What About My Street? 

Well, the unseasonably warm temperatures have melted nearly all of the snow that once covered the Village, but rest assured - it will return.  When it does, it's important that residents understand the process by which the Village prepares for and removes snow and ice.  Several different factors are considered, including:

  • Day of the week & time of day;
  • Temperature;
  • Future weather forecast;
  • Pavement (road) temperature;
  • Amount of snow already fallen. 
All of these variables help determine the proper course of action for snow/ice removal.  Priority one (arterial & collector) streets are done first, with secondary streets, cul-de-sacs, and sidewalks cleared after that. During a normal 3-4'' storm, crews can have the entire Village plowed and cleared in a four (4) hour period.  Larger amounts of snow, as well as heavier (wet) snow can sometimes slow the removal process.  We appreciate residents patience during snow/ice removal, as ask drivers to stay at least 200 feet behind.  

What's That?
Residents may have noticed the Village using a blue liquid being placed on Village streets.  The liquid is calcium chloride, which is used at strategic locations (curves, intersections and main thoroughfares) as an anit-icing agent.  The liquid helps reduce snow pack with the street, making removals easier, and it keeps roads from icing over as temperatures fall, while reducing the amount of rock salt needed during regular operations.  
Get Ready

Make sure you and your family are prepared this year in case an emergency strikes.  Having food, first aid kits, batteries, etc. can be an invaluable resource when the power goes out.  Also, implement an emergency plan that everyone in your family can follow.  Whether from a potential fire meeting spot, or a plan of action during inclement weather - take time to put your plan into place now.  


How about a bit of guidance?  The State of Wisconsin Division of Emergency Management has a way to get you started.  So, Resolve 2B Ready in 2013!