February 28, 2013     
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo



Village Board Meeting March 4, 2013  

The Village Board will hold its regular meeting on Monday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. The Board will:

  1. Consider a special privilege application for outdoor seating at Camp Bar, 4044 N Oakland Ave, Business Owner Paul Hackbarth
  2. Consider the Parks and Recreation gift brochure
  3. Consider the expansion of Camp Bar, Agent Paul Hackbarth, 4042-4044 N Oakland Avenue

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Spring has Sprung  

(in Shorewood at least)


The unofficial start of spring, in Shorewood, is Friday, March 1 when winter parking restrictions will no longer be in effect. If you live in one of the areas affected by this restriction, you'll now be able to park on both sides of the streets.  Happy spring!


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Hydrant Hero 

Will You Become a Hydrant Hero?


With the recent big snow, residents are being asked to take time to become a Hydrant Hero and shovel out your closest fire hydrant. Fire hydrants buried in snow can delay the ability of firefighters to get water from fire hydrants to extinguish fires. North Shore Fire/Rescue urges you to Adopt a Fire Hydrant and help you, your neighbors and the firefighters!


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The Shorewood Police Department welcomes our newest member Police Officer Ashley Rieder. Officer Rieder has a 4-year degree in Criminal Justice from UW-Milwaukee and is a graduate of MATC's police recruit school. Officer Rieder is currently in her 14-week field training program.


Officer Rieder was sworn-in at the February 19, 2013 Village Board meeting by Chief David Banaszynski. Her family was present for the ceremony.



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Peanut Butter Drive 


North Shore Fire/Rescue wants to remind you that they are still collecting jars of peanut butter for the Hunger Task Force.  All five fire stations, including the Shorewood station, are participating.  Shorewood residents are encouraged to join in this effort by dropping off jars of peanut butter at the Shorewood fire station.  The donation box is right inside the front door of the Police station.



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Public Works


New DPW Hires


Please join us in welcoming three (3) new members to the Village of Shorewood's Public Works staff:


Trevor Robishaw: Hired November 26, 2012 as a Forester. Trevor previously worked as a concrete mason and has prior experience with snow removal. He is married with two children and lives in Port Washington.


Daniel Hetzel: Hired January 21, 2013 as a Route Collector.  Dan previously worked as a truck driver and has prior experience with snow removal.  He is married with one daughter and lives in Shorewood.


Matthew Striem: Hired February 13, 2013 as a Mechanic. Matt previously worked for a local landscape contractor where he maintained the fleet and equipment.  He lives in Glendale.


All three are welcome additions to our staff and have helped greatly with snow operations!


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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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New Library App


You can now download the new CountyCat mobile app to your iOS or Android devices. The County system has replaced the previous mobile catalog with an easy-to-use application that connects you quickly to Shorewood and Milwaukee County libraries with the tap of a finger. You can search for, request, and renew items, check out events at area libraries, and keep up with libraries on Facebook and Twitter. A bonus feature is the ability to scan the barcode on any book and check the catalog to see if it's available. Search in the app store on your mobile device for "CountyCat" (one word) to get started with the app today.


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RecipeNorth Shore Health Department to Produce Cookbook 


Recipes wanted!  The North Shore Health Department (NSHD) received 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 is encouraged to submit a recipe.  Recipes will be accepted until Monday, April 15, 2013.  Guidelines and submission forms are available on the North Shore Health Department's 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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Improved E-book Access


E-books from the library just got easier to use. The Wisconsin Digital Library -found on the Shorewood Library homepage - has been upgraded with some new features. One of these, known as OverDrive Read, allows you to read available e-books immediately in your Internet browser without downloading extra software. Using OverDrive Read, you can even access your chosen e-books when your computer is not connected to the Internet. This means that even if you don't have an e-book reader you can use library e-books!


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Sharing Services with our Neighbors 


The Villages of Shorewood and Whitefish Bay have jointly owned a transfer station at the Shorewood Public Works facility since 1995.  

The transfer station allows for the transfer of refuse and yard waste from individual collection trucks into large waste trailers.  The trailers are then hauled away for disposal or compost, currently by Waste Management under contract.  This transfer station allows both communities to more efficiently and economically collect refuse and yard waste. 


This week the communities took delivery of a jointly purchased  pre-owned replacement front end loader used to service the station.  Another local example of shared services!


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Calendar of Events


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 Library Read-a-thon

Sat., March 2 at 10 am

Village Center  

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. Everyone is invited!


Shorewood School District Art Show Opening Reception

Wed., March 6 at 6 pm

Village Center

Show runs through April 9.    


Shorewood Men's Morning  

Wed., March 13 at 10 am

Village Center

A Shorewood Public Library librarian will demonstrate the various new technologies now available through the library. Donuts, coffee and juice will be served. Please pay $3 at the door (No preregistration is required). Women welcome too!


Shorewood Choir Concert

Thurs. March 14 at 7 pm

North Shore Presbyterian Church 

This event is free and open to the public. 










Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Board Meeting
Winter Parking Restriction Ends
Hydrant Hero
Welcome New Officer
Peanut Butter Drive
Welcome New DPW Staff
Please Shovel Your Sidewalks
New Library App
Recipes Wanted
Nook E-readers
Shared Services

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

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

Conservation Committee
Thursday, March 07, 2013 at 6:30 PM
Committee Room

Shorewood Foundation
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 4:30 PM
Committee Room

Parks Commisson
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 5:30 PM
Manager's Office

Pedestrian and Bike Safety
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Committee Room

Library Board Meeting
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 4:00 PM
Village Center

Quote of the Week

When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy'. They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life.

John Lennon 


Health Tip    


If You Become Stranded due to inclement weather.  

Do not leave your car unless you know exactly where you are, how far it is to possible help, and are certain you will improve your situation.To protect yourself from frostbite and hypothermia use the woolen items and blankets to keep warm.
Environmental Tips
It might sound simple but closing the doors and vents in unused rooms can conserve energy and save up to three percent in heating costs.


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