April 5, 2013     
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo
Village Board Meeting Highlights 

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


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Election Results  


In the municipal elections on Tuesday, Tammy Bockhorst won a Village Trustee seat with 39% of the vote. Incumbent Patrick Linnane retained his seat with 32%. The Village had a 30% turnout. For full results
including races for school board, judges, and state superintendent, please click here.

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UW-Milwaukee Student April 16th Open House Event in Shorewood



Graduate students from UW-Milwaukee School of Urban Planning will host a public, open house event on Tuesday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Village Center Lower Level South Meeting Room, 3920 N. Murray Avenue.


The students are working on a redevelopment plan for the West Capitol Drive corridor (west of Oakland Avenue) as part of their semester-long project in Shorewood.  The open house will begin with a short presentation followed by display stations showcasing key sites where students will gather their input.  The display stations will remain open until 7:30 p.m.  Please come and see what the students are working on.


Public input is very valuable for the success of the students redevelopment plan project.  Questions and comments may be directed to the Planning & Zoning Administrator Ericka Lang at 414.847.2647 or PAD@villageofshorewood.org.  The completed project will be showcased on the village's website once completed in May.

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 Save the date and your Recyclables! 



On Saturday, May 4 at 8 a.m., the Conservation Committee will hold its annual Conservation Fair. This event aims to keep items out of the landfill that are dangerous to the environment such as electronics, medications, batteries and compact fluorescent bulbs and/or items that still have a use to someone. Goodwill will collect clothing and household items.You can also recycle your old worn out tennis shoes, cell phones, printer cartridges and wine corks! As an added bonus, bring your confidential papers to be shredded for free!  


The Conservation Committee and other eco-friendly groups will have booths with great information.  Have a cup of coffee and chat for a while.  Hope for sun, but this event will go on rain or shine. In case of rain, large collection trucks will be in the parking lot, but smaller items and booths will be in the Atwater cafeteria on the northwest side of the building.




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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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There is still time for Seniors to get Free Tax Assistance


FREE Tax Help provided by volunteers from AARP will be available at the Senior Resource Center on through next Thursday April 12, 2013 from 1- 5 p.m. Appointments are required. Please call the  

Senior Resource Center at 414-847-2727 to schedule an appointment.  


AARP volunteers cannot help with rental properties or recent divorce. 





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North Shore Fire Annual Report


North Shore Fire/Rescue responded to 6,202 calls for emergency service last year and provided countless hours of public education to schools and at community events. Learn more about what we did in 2012 by accessing our 2012 Annual Report at  http://www.nsfire.org/cmsAdmin/uploads/2012-Annual-Report.pdf.


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Deadline for North Shore Health Department Cookbook is Coming Soon 

The deadline for submitting recipes for the North Shore Health Department Cookbook is April 15. The health department is requesting all people who live, work, or go to school in the North Shore communities to submit a recipe that uses at least one ingredient from a local farmers market.  By submitting a recipe, you will receive one free copy of the cookbook!  Help us promote healthier eating while supporting local farmers.   Visit www.nshealthdept.org for more information. 


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Tips from the Police Department's Town Hall Meeting

First tip: LOCK IT

More than half of our burglaries were to unlocked homes, 60 bikes taken were unlocked, many items were left in unlocked cars and open garages - help us and help yourself - LOCK IT


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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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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
Board Meeting Highlights
Spring election Results
UWM Planning Open House
Conservation Fair
Spaces and Traces
Tax Assistance
NS Fire Annual Report
Cook Book
Tips from the PD
Spring Yard Clean-up

Ad Hoc Sign Committee
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
at 8:30 AM
Committee Room

Board of Appeals
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at 5:30 PM
Court 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

Library Board Meeting
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 4:30 PM
Committee Room

Design Review Board
Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 5:00 PM
Committee Room

Village Board Meeting
Monday, April 15, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Court Room

Business Improvement District
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 8:30 AM
Committee Room
Quote of the Week

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Health Tip


Vacuum once or twice a week during allergy season. Vacuuming helps keep indoor allergens to a minimum. If you suffer from allergens, wear a dust mask when cleaning. If you have a vacuum filter, make sure that it is clean and replaced as necessary.

Environmental Tips
Think of your lawn as a small piece of nature where pests have their place. Often, nature provides its own pest control in the form of birds or other insects that feed on the insects we consider nuisances. So, invite a few weeds and insects into your garden.
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