February 15, 2013     
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo



Village Board Meeting Tuesday, February 19 

The Village Board will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, February 19 at 7:30 PM. The Board will:


  1. Discuss Village Hall parking lot design alternatives  
  2. Consider filling vacant building inspector position in the Planning and Development Department
  3. Appoint Tim Ryan,Leonard Sobczak, Patricia Algiers, and Kate Buttrum to the Business Improvement District   
  4.  Consider permit for USA Triathlon. USA Triathlon and "Visit Milwaukee" have filed a permit requesting the closure of N. Lake Drive for the bicycle portion of the triathlon. The date of this world class event is Saturday, August 10th. Discussion at the committee level will start around 6:30 p.m. Interested residents are encouraged to attend.
  5. Discuss the extension of the residential congested commuter area. This item will also be discuss at the committee level  around 6:30 p.m. Again,  interested residents are encouraged to attend.  



Night Parking Restrictions Lifted due to President's Day


Due to President's Day is Monday, February 18th. Parking restrictions are lifted Sunday night into Monday morning. The hour zone restrictions are lifted as well. 


Night parking restrictions will be restored Monday evening into Tuesday morning, February 19.



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Primary Election Information 


The Primary Election for the Justice of the Supreme Court and Circuit Court Judge, Branch 45 will be conducted on Tuesday, February 19, 2013.


All three locations will be used for the February 19 Primary Election.



Location                              Wards

Library/Village Center              

3920 N Murray Avenue        1, 2, 3, 4


Shorewood High School

1701 E Capitol Drive            5, 6, 7, 8                       


Lake Bluff School

1600 E Lake Bluff Blvd.        9, 10, 11, 12




Absentee voting and registration in the Clerk's Office, 3930 N. Murray Avenue, will conclude on Friday, February 15 at 5 p.m. and registration will resume on Election Day at the polls.  Please remember to bring proof of residence when you are registering to vote.


If you have additional questions regarding Election Day, please contact the Village Clerk at 414-847-2608.





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Shorewood Awarded Grant for Atwater Beach 


Shorewood is proud to announce that it has been awarded a grant from the Fund for Lake Michigan in the amount of $16,100. The grant will supplement budgeted Village funds for the purpose of implementing the first year of a long-term native coastal dune/beach, wetland, and upland restoration and maintenance plan for the Atwater Beach bluff. Benefits of this project include a restored habitat, increased bio-diversity, and improved water quality. The project will begin in May of this year.



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What you might not know about North Shore Fire/Rescue


 Residents ask frequently our staff why a fire engine responds when they call for an ambulance. All firefighters who work for North Shore Fire/Rescue are licensed Emergency Medical Technician-Basics or Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedics. That means that all our staff, including those assigned to firefighting equipment, are trained to respond to emergency medical incidents. When someone calls for an ambulance, they expect a fast response. In many situations, seconds can mean life or death, so North Shore Fire/Rescue sends the closest responders available, even if they are on a fire engine. In addition,the closest ambulance also responds.  At times, the fire engines are closer to the emergency than the ambulance. In other instances, the severity of the emergency requires more than the two responders assigned to the responding ambulance, so additional personnel respond with the fire engine. The firefighters respond on the fire engine so they are available for the next call for service, whether it be a fire or emergency medical incident as soon as they complete their assignment.



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North Shore Health Department Cook Book 


The North Shore Health Department (NSHD) was awarded a Prevention Grant to encourage people to eat healthier, increase consumption of fruits and vegetables and purchase foods grown/produced locally.  To meet this objective, NSHD is collecting recipes to make a cookbook.  All recipes must include one or more ingredients available at our local farmers' markets.  Any North Shore resident, business, restaurant, or farmers' market vendor may submit a recipe.  Recipes will be accepted until April 15, 2013.  Guidelines and submission forms are available on the North Shore Health Department's new website at www.nshealthdept.org .  Everyone who submits a recipe can stop by our Brown Deer office in June to pick up a free cookbook. 


Thank you for helping the North Shore Health Department promote healthier eating and cooking, and for supporting local farmers and businesses. 




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Shorewood Neighborhood of the Year applications due in 2 weeks! 


Easy-to-complete applications can be found here.  Winners of the contest, sponsored by the Shorewood Connects project, will have their block featured in an edition of Shorewood Today and will have the opportunity to march behind the Shorewood Neighborhood of the Year banner in the annual Fourth of July Parade.  Signs noting the award will also be placed on the winning block.  Put your block in the running!





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Neighborhood Mediation Program 


There are many types of problems that may arise between neighbors. Some of the most common are noise, property boundaries, or disputes between landlords and tenants. Most often, just discussing the problem with your neighbor or landlord or tenant can resolve the issue. But when that doesn't help, the Village of Shorewood is pleased to offer mediation services for its residents. Mediation is a voluntary process in which two or more parties to a dispute try to resolve their differences with the assistance of a neutral third party (a mediator). Mediation sessions are informal, structured discussions to help clarify the issues and improve dialog between parties in an effort to reach an amicable agreement beneficial to all participants.  


The Village of Shorewood Neighborhood Mediation Program promotes, provides and encourages mediation in an effort to strengthen our neighborhoods and community. Participants in the mediation process show a true community spirit in their willingness to more fully understand the problem, address the underlying issues and work mutually toward quick, satisfactory resolution. We invite those with dispute issues to consider this option for resolving their conflicts.


This service is free to Shorewood residents. For more information about the Shorewood Neighborhood Mediation Program, please call 414.271.5464.  



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Free Tax Assistance for Seniors


FREE Tax Help provided by volunteers from AARP will be available at the Senior Resource Center on Thursdays from Feb 7 - April 12, 2013 from 1- 5 p.m. Appointments are required. Please call the  

Senior Resource Center at 414-847-2727 to schedule an appointment.  


AARP volunteers cannot help with rental properties or recent divorce.   NOTE: PLEASE DISREGARD AN EARLIER NOTE THAT CAPITAL GAINS ARE NOT HANDLED!  THEY ARE COVERED ROUTINELY. 




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A Friendly Reminder from the Shorewood Police Department

With all the snow, please make sure your sidewalks are clear of snow and ice. To report unshoveled sidewalks, please call our dispatch center at 351-9900 or email to police@villageofshorewood.org and an officer will follow up on the complaint. 

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Manager's Weekly Memo Thanks for Getting the Word Out!



In May, 2012, Village Staff began a summer Manager's Memo Subscriber Drive. We asked that each Manager's Memo Subscriber get the word out about the memo. We began the subscriber drive at 819 emails. While we did not initially reach our goal, finishing the drive at 981 in September, residents did not stop spreading the word and ,now, we have 1020 subscribers. 


Thank you to all the Manager's Memo subscribers that helped make this tremendous growth happen and keeping the new subscribers coming! 




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712 Book Club Meeting  

Thurs., Feb 21 at 4 pm

Shorewood Library  

Book Club is a place to come and meet new people, talk about books, eat some pizza, expand your mind, share your opinions, and relax. We meet once a month from January-April, giving you something other than the prospect of summer vacation to help you get through the long winter months!


This month the book is All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin 


Band-O-Rama Concert (Grades 4-12)
Thurs., Feb 21 at  7 pm 

High School Arena

Featuring the combined Atwater and Lake Bluff fifth and sixth grade bands, Shorewood Intermediate School seventh grade concert band and eighth grade Symphonic Band and Shorewood High School Concert Band.


The purpose of this program is to show students and their parents the progression of musicianship from beginners, all the way through high school. Admission to all district band concerts are free.


Shorewood Intermediate School Show Circle

Fri., Feb 22 and Sat. Feb 23 at 7 pm

High School Auditorium 

Shorewood intermediate school Show Circle is a talent show for  the 7th and 8th graders of Shorewood Intermediate School.  


The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for students. 




Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Board Meeting
Parking Restrictions
Primary Election Info.
Atwater Beach Grant
North Shore Fire
Health Department Cook Book
Nieghborhood of the Year
Tax Assistance
Snow Removal
Manager's Memo

Ad-Hoc Sign Committee
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 8:30 AM
Committee Room

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 5:00 PM
Court Room

Village Board Meeting
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Court Room

Shorewood Business Improvement District

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 8:30 AM

Committee Room 

Plan Commission
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Committee Room
Design Review Board
Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 5:00 PM
Committee Room

Health Tip    


Consider making a healthy meal for a date with your significant other. Serve food lower in salt and fat content, provide more fruits and vegetables, and make less sugary sweets for an overall healthy date.
Environmental Tips
Use recycled or e-cards for holiday cards. More than 180 million cards are exchanged on Valentine's Day, alone. Since paper is made of trees, and paper mills use immense amounts of water and emit tons of chemicals, imagine the impact it would make if all those cards were recycled or electronic
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