March 7, 2013     
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo



Village Board Meeting Highlights

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

  1. Approved a special privilege application for outdoor seating at Camp Bar, 4044 N Oakland Ave, Business Owner Paul Hackbarth
  2. Approved the Parks and Recreation gift program with direction to modify the brochure and create a donation policy 
  3. Approved the expansion of Camp Bar, Agent Paul Hackbarth, 4042-4044 N Oakland Avenue

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Second Tax Installment

The second real estate tax installment is due on Sunday, March 31, 2013. (Please remember that Village Hall will be open on Friday, March 29 for voter registration and absentee voting ONLY; tax payments will not be processed that day.) To receive credit for March 29, you may 1) place your payment in the white mailbox behind Village Hall, 2) make installment payments at either of the North Shore Banks or 3) make your installment payment on line by credit card or e-check. (Visit the  website for fee information and to pay on-line.) Also, if your bill is already outstanding, additional penalties and interest will be added to the outstanding balance on April 1.




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April 2 Spring Election


Please remember to mark your calendar for the April 2 Spring Election. The ballot will contain State races for the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and Justice of the Supreme Court; Judicial contests for Milwaukee County Branchs 11, 26 and 45; Village of Shorewood Trustee; and Village of Shorewood School Board.


Absentee ballots will be mailed to all residents with a current application on file no later than Tuesday, March 12. In person absentee voting will begin in the Village Clerk's office on Monday, March 18 and will conclude at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 29. The Village Hall will ONLY be open on Friday, March 29 for voter registration and absentee voting. No other Village Hall business will be conducted.

Please contact the Village Clerk's office at 847-2608 if additional information is needed.




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Shorewood Police Department "Town Hall" Meeting


The Shorewood Police Department will hold its annual "Town Hall" meeting on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be in the lower level of the Library. 


The Police Chief will give highlights and a review of 2012 and discuss upcoming projects. There will be time for questions and answers. 


Please mark your calendar and join us.



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Spring Ahead! 


Just a reminder that daylight savings times begins on Sunday at 2 a.m. Make sure you set your clocks one hour ahead. Also use this as an opportunity to test your smoke alarms and change your batteries. 


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Did you ever wonder why the fire department brings a fire engine or ambulance for a fire inspection of a business property?


North Shore Fire/Rescue crews conduct fire inspections when assigned to a fire engine or an ambulance so they can remain available for emergency calls. As you might expect, calls for emergency services such as emergency medical or fire calls are not predictable, so, they conduct fire inspections when not responding to calls for emergency service.  Annual fire inspections of every commercial property in the seven communities protected by North Shore Fire/Rescue are mandated by the State of Wisconsin and are meant to proactively find hazards that may result in a fire, cause a small fire to rapidly grow larger, impede safe egress of occupants, or cause injury to occupants. Each local community and the State adopt ordinances/laws that outline the actual violations. The codes are available for business owners and other related parties on municipal websites, or can be obtained from North Shore Fire/Rescue. If you have questions about the fire inspection process, please call our Fire Prevention Bureau at (414) 357-0113 Extension 1511.




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Library Employee   


The Library welcomes Joe Rice to our staff in the position of Assistant Director of Library Services.  Joe has his Masters in Library Science and was most recently the Director of the Brown Deer Library.  He is very active in the Wisconsin Library Association and currently is on the WLA Foundation Board.  He looks forward to the challenge of working at a larger, more active library.  When not working, he is an avid tennis player.


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What would you like us to measure? 



Over the last year, Village Staff has been collecting data for performance measurements. Some of the measures we have been collecting are: 
  • Social Media Followers
  • Percentage of recycling in total refuse collected
  • Percentage of crimes cleared
  • % of property enforcement orders resolved
  • Annual fuel consumption

Now, we would like to know what you are interested in measuring. If you have any ideas on potential performance measurements, email us at manager@villageofshorewood.org with the subject line "Performance Measures". You can also post on our Facebook page or Twitter page. Staff will review these measurements and determine if they are feasible. If we use your measure, we will publicize it in the Manager's Memo and on our Social Media accounts.  

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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  snow@villageofshorewood.org and an officer will follow up on the complaint.  

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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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National Severe Weather Preparedness Week


March 3-9 is National Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Are you prepared for an emergency?   Some tips to review for severe weather-


1)      Know your risk - Check the weather forecast and be aware of how weather can impact you and your family

2)      Take action - Develop an emergency plan and practice how and where to take shelter before severe weather happens. Create or refresh an emergency kit with food, supplies and medication.

3)      Be an example - Share your preparedness plans with neighbors, co-workers and other family so they can also be ready for weather emergencies.


For more information on how to be prepared for a weather emergency, contact the North Shore Health Department or visit www.ready.gov/severe-weather 



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North Shore Health Department Highlights



  • We just received the North Shore Community Health Survey that was done in collaboration with JKV Research, LLC for Aurora Health Care, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Columbia St. Mary's Health System, Froedtert Health, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, and the Center for Urban Population Health.   Look for the survey to be posted on our website this week.  
  • Upcoming immunization clinics are scheduled on March 12, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. in Brown Deer, and on March 14, from 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. in Shorewood.  Please call 371-2980 to make an appointment, or make an appointment through our website at www.nshealthdept.org .




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Calendar of Events


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 Seed Foundation "Swing with Shorewood"

Sat., March 16 at 6pm 

Discovery World- Downtown Milwaukee

The SEED Foundation's tenth annual Swing with Shorewood event wil be held on Saturday, March 16th at Pier Wisconsin! This exciting venue provides outstanding views of the lakefront and downtown, as well as dinner catered by Bartolotta's. This important event helps fund grants for projects and programs in each of our public schools. Since 2004, Swing with Shorewood has raised nearly $585,000 to help teachers and schools implement new academic curriculum and safety programs, purchase new computers and other classroom equipment, and much more.


If you would like to reserve tickets for this year's event, or if you have questions, please contact Melissa Nelsen or print and return the RSVP.


Shorewood High School Spring Band Concert 

Sat., March 19 at 7pm

High School Auditorium 

This event is free and open to the public  









Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Board Meeting
Tax Installment
Spring election
Police Town Hall Meeting
Spring Ahead
Fire Inspections
Welcome Asst. Director
Performance Measures
Please Shovel Your Sidewalks
Severe Weather Preparedness
Health Dept. Highlights

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

Village Board Meeting
Monday, March 18, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Court Room

Shorewood Business Improvement District
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 8:30 AM
Committee Room

Health Tip    


During the winter increased sleepiness is natural. When you get tired, take a moment to close your eyes and drop your head for just 20 or 30 seconds. Or, if you have time, take a 20-minute nap. Either way, you'll give your body a chance to recharge.


Environmental Tips
Use heavy curtains to stop heat escaping from your windows. Up to 40 percent of the heat escaping from your home in winter is from uncovered windows.


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