March 28, 2013     
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo
Village Board Meeting Monday, April 1  

The Village Board will hold its regular meeting on Monday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. The Board will:
  1. Consider an engineering services agreement for 3500 block Maryland Street/Watermain Project
  2. Consider a contract with Marek Landscaping for Atwater Bluff Restoration Project
  3. Consider a special privilege permit application from Yo Mama Frozen Yogurt business for outdoor seating at 4521 N Oakland Avenue
  4. Consider a retail license transfer- premises to premises, Walgreen Co., 4035 N Oakland Avenue
  5. Consider an application for Cigarette and Tobacco Products License , Walgreen Co., 4035 N Oakland Avenue
  6. Consider an ordinance Regarding Off- Premises Consumption at "Class B" Establishments  


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Village Hall Closed 


Village Hall will be closed for Spring Holiday, Friday, March 29 except for absentee voting only from 8am to 5pm. Tax payments will not be processed at this time.





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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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Spring Election is this Tuesday 


Please remember that the Spring election is on Tuesday, April 2. 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.



All three polling locations will be used for the April 2 Spring 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




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




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Men's Club Easter Egg Hunt


The Shorewood Men's Club 2013 Easter Egg Hunt will be held on 
Saturday, March 30 at 9:00 am. sharp at Hubbard Park!
There will be areas for all different age groups.  An area for newborns to 3 year olds,  4 to 6 year olds, and 7 to 10 year olds. There will be over 10,000 eggs and the Easter Bunny will be there for pictures. 


Additionally, Hubbard Lodge will have a special pancake breakfast at 9:30 am after the hunt. 


For more information or reservations, please contact Hubbard Lodge at 332-4207


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Shorewood is a Bird City

Shorewood has been designated a Bird City by Bird City Wisconsin.

Shorewood along with five other Wisconsin communities statewide were saluted for their long-term commitment to working with residents to make their neighborhoods a better place for people, birds and other wildlife. With this announcement, Bird City Wisconsin has now recognized 66 cities, villages, towns and counties since its launch in December 2010.


A big thanks goes out to Roy Anderson of the Conservation Committee who completed the application on behalf of the Village.  



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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, HMI is working closely with the Shorewood Historical Society (SHS) to research properties and plan Spaces & Traces events in Shorewood.


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



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Student Art Work at the Library


There is still one more week to visit the Shorewood Library and view all the fantastic art work produced by the students at our schools. The annual Shorewood School District Art Show showcases the talents of kids from kindergarten through high school. There are paintings, sculptures, jewelry, mixed media and more. There are many talented young people living among us! Visit the Library and take a look.




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Coyote Safety Info 


We have received a few reports of coyote sightings in the Village. Most coyotes are not harmful to humans or larger pets, but they can be very dangerous to smaller pets and other small animals. The Village of Bayside has an excellent web resource on coyotes that includes helpful tips for residents. We encourage concerned residents to check it out... http://www.bayside-wi.gov/?nid=152  



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Did you know? 


Did you know that you can pay for special pickups at Village Hall using your credit card? The DPW garage only takes cash or check, so if you need to pay for a special pickup with a credit card or debit card visit Village Hall. 



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Seeking Volunteers for Shorewood Connects Spring Yard Clean-Up Day 


Build community and do a good deed all at the same time! Volunteers are needed on Saturday, April 13 from 9 am - noon for spring yard clean-up at the homes of older adults and disabled adults in Shorewood.  Tasks include raking, cleaning up garden areas, re-connecting hoses, and general yard spruce-up.  Volunteers will be provided with bagels, donuts, coffee, yard bags and an explanation of assignments before beginning their work.   Volunteer pre-registration is required; contact Project Facilitator Sue Kelley skelley1@wi.rr.com or 414-961-7262 before April 6. Older and disabled residents seeking help with their yard may contact Elizabeth Price at the Senior Resource Center src@villageodshorewood.org or 414-847-2727.   Thank you, Shorewood neighbors!



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Spring Bike Safety 


As we approach (finally) warmer weather, kids will be out biking, skateboarding and playing sports.   The North Shore Health Department would like to remind parents and children to check the fit of the bike and the helmet before warm weather gets here, and replace helmets if they are too old or too small to be effective.   Like car seats, bicycle helmets have a limited time that they are effective.   While car seats "expire" after approximately 6 years, bike helmets have a usable lifespan of about 5 years.   Especially in our climate, with very hot and very cold weather, the helmet components lose strength and are at risk for failure.   Additionally, while many sports require helmets for safe participation, bicycle helmets are not the right helmet for all sports.   Contact the North Shore Health Department for information on which helmet to use for various activities, or use our website to link to www.SafeKids.org.   





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Calendar of Events


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 1 pm 

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.


This event is free and open to the public. 


SIS/SHS Jazz Concert

Sat., April 13 at 7 pm

High School Auditorium 


 The SIS Jazz Band will join the SHS Jazz Ensemble for their annual Jazz Concert.

Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Tax Installment
Spring election
Easter Egg Hunt
Bird City
Spaces and Traces
Student Art
Coyote Safety
Special Pickups
Spring Yard Clean-up
BIke Safety

Village Hall Closed (except for voting and registration)
Friday March 29, 2013

Village Board Meeting
Monday, April 01, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Court Room

Conservation Committee
Thursday, April 04, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Committee Room

Community Development Authority
Friday, April 05, 2013 at 7:30 AM
Committee room

Parks Commission
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at 5:30 PM
Manager's Office

Pedestrian and Bike Safety
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Committee Room

Health Tip    


Not only does it make your landscaping pretty, but gardening also burns approximately 250 to 350 calories an hour. For optimal health benefits, garden three times a week for an hour at a time. Anything that makes you sweat-mowing the lawn, pulling weeds, hauling mulch-qualifies as exercise.
Environmental Tips

At the beginning of Spring, all of the autumn and winter garden and kitchen waste will have started to rot down to produce important nutrients for the new plants, and to help produce stronger new shoots on your existing plants. Remember to keep adding to the compost bin to keep a constant flow of compost for the forth coming months.


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