March 14, 2013     
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo



Village Board Meeting Monday March 18 


The Village Board will hold its regular meeting on Monday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. The Board will:

  1. Consider award of contract for 2013 sanitary sewer lining project
  2. Consider the proposed investment policy
  3. Consider resolution designating public depositories

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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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In-Person Absentee Voting Begins on Monday 


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.


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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Congressional Cafe with Representative Gwen Moore


On Saturday, March 16, Congresswoman Gwen Moore will join constituents in a discussion about important federal legislative issues, events in Congress and constituent concerns.


The upcoming "Congressional Café" session will be held for the Village of Shorewood at the Village Center from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM For more information about this event, please call the Milwaukee office at 414-297-1140.   



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Do you know of a Shorewood business that deserves recognition for being senior-friendly?


The Shorewood Connects program has recently launched the Senior-Friendly Business Certification project to recognize the many good things local businesses do to meet the needs of their older customers and to provide free advice for businesses looking for ways to better reach this target population.   


Encourage Shorewood business owners to take advantage of this free program.  Interested businesses should contact Project Facilitator Sue Kelley at skelley1@wi.rr.com or 414-961-7262.



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Keep the Measures Coming!




Thank you for all your suggestions so far.

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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Fix a Leak Week  


Since 2008, water utilities and their partners from across the country have teamed up with EPA's WaterSense to promote Fix a Leak Week.  This year, between March 18 and 24, 2013, we work to raise awareness of residential water leaks, which, according to EPA estimates, can amount to more than 1 trillion gallons of water lost each year! The average household's leaks can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year - enough to wash nearly 10 months' worth of laundry!


Did you know that if your toilet is running constantly, you could be wasting 200 gallons of water or more every day? The Shorewood Water Utility and the Shorewood Waters Project provide dye tablets free of charge to test your toilets for costly leaks. Call 414.847.2650 to get yours today.


For more information, please visit WaterSense Fix a Leak Week


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Follow us on Social Media 


If you want to stay informed with the latest news and information from the Village of Shorewood, we encourage you to like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/shorewoodgov or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/shorewoodgov.    


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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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Coming to Shorewood in May: Spaces and Traces Historic Neighborhood Tour 


The 32nd annual Spaces & Traces neighborhood tour, sponsored by Historic Milwaukee Inc., (HMI) will take place in the Village of Shorewood on Saturday, May 18, 2013. The tour will call attention to the Village's wide variety of architectural styles and its unique history as an early Milwaukee suburb.


For 32 years, HMI has partnered with homeowners and neighbors to successfully showcase hundreds of architecturally and historically significant properties throughout Milwaukee County during Spaces & Traces.  This year, we are working closely with the Shorewood Historical Society (SHS) to research properties and plan Spaces & Traces events in Shorewood.


Join us on May 18, from 9am to 5pm, and tour of over a dozen of Shorewood's most architecturally significant properties! 



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Calendar of Events


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  


Author, Storyteller and Historian Jerry Apps to speak in Shorewood  

Sat., April 6 at 10:30 am
Shorewood Village Center


Jerry Apps has been a rural Wisconsin historian and environmental writer for more than 40 years. He is also a wonderful story teller and inspirational speaker. The Shorewood Historical Society and the Friends of the Shorewood Library will welcome Jerry Apps to Shorewood.

Apps will share stories from his most recent books on gardening and rural Wisconsin history including Garden Wisdom - Lessons Learned from 60 Years of Gardening.  


The event is free and open to the public and is co-sponsored by Boswell Books who will have a number of Apps recent books for sale at the event. 



Rain Gardens and Rain Barrels   

Sat., April 6 at 1pm 

Lower Library/Shorewood Village Center


In the month of April showers, this event will feature ways to save money on watering while keeping excess rainwater out of the sewers and village basements.



Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Board Meeting
Tax Installment
Spring election
Police Town Hall Meeting
Meeting with Rep. Moore
Senior Friendly
Performance Measures
Fix a Leak
Social Media
Cook Book
Spaces and Traces

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

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

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

Plan Commission
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 6:30 PM
Committee Room

Design Review Board
Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 5:00 PM
Committee Room

Village Hall Closed (except for voting and registration)
Friday March 29,3013
Quote of the Week

Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.


Friedrich Nietzsche  


Health Tip    


Studies have shown that people who wake up earlier are healthier than those night owls who snooze the morning away. Taking advantage of the morning light will also give you a good dose of needed vitamin D. And you'll get a leg up on symptoms of depression.


Environmental Tips
Weeds begin to appear around springtime and warmer weather. Weeds steal water away from other plants. If you keep them in check, you won't have to water as much. 


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