February 22, 2013     
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo



Village Board Meeting Highlights 

The Village Board held its regular meeting on Tuesday, February 19. The Board:


  1. Approved the filling of the vacant building inspector position in the Planning and Development Department
  2. Appointed Tim Ryan,Leonard Sobczak, Patricia Algiers, and Kate Buttrum to the Business Improvement District   


Primary Election Results   


Thank you to the Village of Shorewood residents for braving the cold, snow and ice to participate in the voting process on February 19, 2013. The Government Accountability Board was predicting a 10% turnout Statewide and the Village had a 15.17% turnout. The results are as follows:



Justice of the Supreme Court

Vince Megna                                     55

Ed Fallone                                        1019

Pat Roggensack                                 538


Circuit Court Judge, Branch 45

Gil Urfer                                            207

Janet Claire Protasiewicz                     708

Rebecca Bradley                                 552


The General Election will take place on April 2, 2013. March 18 will be the first day to absentee vote in the Clerk's office. The Clerk's office will also be open on Friday, March 29 for absentee voting and registration ONLY. All other Village offices are closed on this day.



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Shorewood Neighborhood of the Year applications due in 1 week! 


Easy-to-complete applications can be found here. Applications are due by February 28, 2013.  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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Peanut Butter Drive 


Badger Meter Employees, with its corporate headquarters in Brown Deer, donated 101 jars of peanut butter to North Shore Fire/Rescue's effort to assist the Hunger Task Force in collecting 100,000 jars of peanut butter. North Shore Fire/Rescue and the Hunger Task Force wants to remind everyone that we continue to collect peanut butter at all five fire stations in the North Shore.



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Read along at our Readathon!


Next Saturday, March 2, from 11-3, Shorewood Library is throwing a Readathon - a reading marathon! It's Dr. Seuss's birthday, so we're celebrating reading of all kinds. Celebrity readers will treat us to their favorite books read aloud, and we'll draw for some fun Seuss prizes. We'll be counting pages and minutes read throughout the day. Read together with your favorite reading pal or curl up in a chair and dive into a book alone. Everyone is invited!



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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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Now Available: Nook E-Readers


Check out  a Barnes and Noble Nook e-reader now at your Shorewood Library. Our Nooks come preloaded with NY Times Bestsellers in fiction and nonfiction. You can check one out for a three week period to read a couple of great books, and see if you like the e-reading experience. They're popular so far, so stop by the information desk to put one on hold today.




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 "Are You Buying a Home In Shorewood/Renting a Home or Apartment in Shorewood/Moving Out of Shorewood?



The Village of Shorewood strives to make our community a place where people of all ages desire to live.  We are trying to identify those unique and often passionate reasons why people chose to change residence.  If you have moved in or out of Shorewood within the last year, we kindly ask you to take a minute to complete a survey located on the villages website.   Click here to get started.  It really only takes one minute.






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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.  


Orchestra Benefit

Tues. Feb 26 at 7 p.m.

High School Auditorium 

A Concert benefiting the Shorewood High School Orchestra will be held on Tuesday February 26 at 7 p. Tickets are $5


Natural Lawn Care Seminar

Sat. March 2 at 10 am

Village Center 

The Shorewood Conservation Committee is presenting a natural lawn care seminar. The seminar is open to the public and free of charge. 




Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Board Meeting
Primary Election Info.
Nieghborhood of the Year
North Shore Fire
Health Department Cook Book
Nook E-readers
Nieghborhood of the Year

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

Village Board Meeting
Monday, March 04, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Court Room

Elder Services Advisory Board
Thursday, March 07,2013 at 4:30PM
Village center

Conservation Committee
Thursday, March 07, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Quote of the Week

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.


Abraham Lincoln


Health Tip    


When shoveling, residents should dress warmly and wear proper gloves, footwear and headwear to avoid frostbite. Snow shovelers should bend their knees and avoid twisting or lifting snow. Snow should be pushed if possible.
Environmental Tips
If you prefer to use a snow blower, get an electric model. Gas-powered blowers generate a lot more air and noise pollution
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