January 18 Issue
Peanut Butter Drive
Spring Primary
Health Department
Service Anniversaries
Report A Concern

Recycling Info


How is 2013 shaping up?


1/16/13: 9.82

 2013 YTD:  33.78
2012 YTD: 35.49

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-- Author Unknown 

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2013 Collection Calendar

This Week in History

The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, prohibiting the "manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes," is ratified on January 16, 1919 and becomes the law of the land.  Despite a vigorous effort by law-enforcement agencies to prevent the large-scale distribution of alcoholic beverages, and organized crime flourished in America. In 1933, the 21st Amendment to the Constitution was passed and ratified, repealing prohibition.

Creamy or Crunchy

North Shore Fire/Rescue is partnering with the fourteen Milwaukee County Fire Departments and the Hunger Task Force to collect 100,000 jars of peanut butter for Hunger Task Force.  Peanut Butter is a staple in Hunger Task Force's distribution of food because it is kid friendly,

nutritious and easy to store.  Starting Thursday, January 17, all sixty fire stations in Milwaukee County will be collection points for Hunger Task Force's Peanut Butter Drive


When you are out doing your grocery shopping next, please buy an extra jar of peanut butter and drop it off at Station #5, located at 665 E. Brown Deer Road in Bayside, or drop it off right at Village Hall.  

Spring Primary 

Election season is upon us again (did it leave?).  The public test of the election equipment for the February 19 Primary Election will be held on February 11, 2013 at 8:00 am, at Village Hall.  


For those who are unable to vote on February 19, or wish to utilize absentee voting,  the Absentee voting process at Village Hall begins on February 4 and ends on February 15 at 5:00 pm.  You can stop into Village Hall during regular business hours to vote.  


New Voting Location

Beginning with the Spring Primary election, the Village's voting location will be moved to the gymnasium of Bayside Middle School, located on the north end of the building.  Residents will be able to park in the north parking lot, located off E. Ellsworth Lane, and will have direct access to the  voting location.  


The new location offers several benefits for both election officials and the school, including increased room, greater security benefits, and easier in and out access for voters.  

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.

Flu Season  

Over 41 states (including WI) have reported widespread high levels of influenza-like-illness.  The flu has peaked earlier than previous flu seasons, and while the number of cases is higher than the last several years, the actual number is more typical of a flu season.  


The flu vaccine is moderately effective ( 62%) against the flu strains circulating.  What does this mean for us?  If you haven't had your flu vaccine yet, try to get it.  While we encourage you to get your vaccine, the North Shore Health Department no longer has a supply of adult flu vaccine.  We do have a supply of children's flu vaccine.  Practice good hygiene:  wash your hands frequently, cover your coughs and sneezes with your arm,  and stay home if you are sick! 

The Village - In Color  

Check out some of the great events that took place through out 2012 - and even some historical photos.  The Village's Pinterest page has photos that tell a story - Pin us today! 

Thanks Again  

Well Earned

Congratulations to Bayside Police Officers Gina Kleeba and Cory Fuller. Both officers recently completed their field training/probationary one year period with the department.  The first year is filled with several opportunities to learn about the community, as well as job duties and responsibilities. Please help us congratulate them on a great first year - we look forward to many more.  


Service Anniversaries 

We're settling into the new year, and there are several Bayside employees celebrating service anniversaries in January.  The Village would like to extend a warm thank you to the following employees for their years of dedicated service and loyalty to Bayside.

  • Jason Blochowicz, Police Officer (23 Years)
  • Dale Schoessow, Police Sergeant (23 Years)
  • Scott Matusewic, DCUS Technician (22 Years)
  • Tom Henkel, Police Lieutenant (19 Years)
  • Andy Pederson, Village Manager (8 Years) 


Drop Us A Line

Notice something in your neighborhood that needs to be addressed?  

How  about a pothole that needs filling?  Don't hesitate to contact the Village for some possible assistance.  


By utilizing the Village's Report A Concern program, residents can let us know of outstanding issues, right from the comfort of their home computer.  The system helps record the issue, and tracks updates as their given by Village staff.  You can even upload pictures to help better describe the item.  


Also, the Report A Concern program helps residents schedule service requests, like special pickups, mulch deliveries and more.  There's even the ability to pay for the item by credit card.