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April 11, 2013     
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo
 
Village Board Meeting on Monday April 15

The Village Board will hold its regular meeting on Monday, April 15 2013 at 7:30 pm. The Board will:
  1. Hear a proclamation for Trustee Eckman
  2. Hear a proclamation for Arbor Day 
  3. Consider a TIF allocation for business improvement fašade program
  4. Consider a resolution to amend the Village of Shorewood 2012 budget
  5. Consider an addition of commercial properties for the Code Compliance pre-sale program. 
  6. Consider a revision to Chapter 325 housing standards chapter
  7. Consider a "Class B" License for Intoxicating Liquor and Fermented Malt Beverages for Nehring's, Sendik's on Oakland, 4027 N. Oakland Avenue, Agent Anne Finch-Nehring 

 

 

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Thank You Ellen! 


Trustee Ellen Eckman's last meeting will be on Monday night. Ellen has served on the Village Board for 12 years. If you see Ellen thank her for her dedicated service!



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Final Election Results
 

The Village of Shorewood has 10,716  registered voters.  On Tuesday, April 2, 2013 the Village had a 29.78% turnout in the spring general election.   The central count location for absentee ballots processed 12.07% of the votes cast in Tuesday's Election.  Our Election Inspectors worked a busy day to accomplish this task.  The Village is very lucky to have such dedicated workers to take on such a challenge. 

 

Complete election results may be found here.

 

On May 6, 2013, Patrick Linnane and Tammy Bockhorst will take their official oaths of office at the beginning of the meeting, to begin their new three-year terms in office.

 

If you are new to the Village, please complete a Wisconsin Voter Registration application and provide the form to the Clerk's office.  If you have any questions regarding elections, please contact the Clerk's office at 414-847-2608. 

 

 

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

 

 

Graduate students from the 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 at Atwater School. This event aims to keep items out of the landfill that are dangerous to the environment such as electronics, medications, batteries, 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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Volunteers Needed for Spaces and Traces Tour

 

Historic Milwaukee is recruiting volunteer to staff each of the properties on the Spaces and Traces tour. Volunteer shifts are 3 hours and volunteers may purchase a ticket to see the rest of the tour for half price.  Mandatory training for volunteers will take place on Saturday, April 27 at the Village Center. Please see  www.historicmilwaukee.org  or call 414-277-7795 for more information.

 

Tickets for Spaces and Traces are now on sale. Advance tickets can be purchased at Alterra or North Shore Bank. Cost: $20 for Historic Milwaukee members/$25 for non-members. Day-of sales will take place at Shorewood High School in the Administration Building. Cost: $25 for HMI members/$30 for non-members.

 

 

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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 at 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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Call before you Dig 

 

There are many signs of spring in Wisconsin.  Robins, daffodils and... construction.  Colored marking or flags are evidence that underground utilities have been marked by Digger's Hotline in advance of an excavation.  Do you know the color code?

  • Red - Electric
  • Orange - Communications, telephone/CATV
  • Blue - Potable Water
  • Green - Sewer/Drainage
  • Yellow - Gas/Petroleum pipe line
  • Purple - Reclaimed water
  • White - Premark site of intended excavation

If you have plans for a project of your own please remember call before you dig!  Just dial 811.

 

 

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Village Stages Spring Home Tour & Expo on Saturday, May 11   


If you are thinking about listing your home for sale in Shorewood - or are considering buying a home here, you won't want to miss the Spring Home Tour & Expo on Saturday, May 11. Join other house-hunters at the Village Center (lower level of the library) from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. where you will be able to talk to realtors, lenders, inspectors and various representatives from the Village, Schools and Business District. Pick up a map of all the current Shorewood properties for sale and visit as many as you can fit in from 12-3 p.m. in the afternoon.

Please share this special event with friends and colleagues who are house-hunting. Invite them to attend the Spring Home Tour & Expo to find out more about all the great reasons to live in our outstanding Village!  

Also, if you have a business and would like to participate in the Expo and distribute literature about your products and services, e-mail info@shorewoodtoday.com to receive more information.

Learn from the pros and tour all homes for sale in Shorewood on one special day in May!

 

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Don't Prune your Oaks 

 

If you value your oak trees, do not prune them from April through  

July.  Spring and early summer pruning makes oak trees vulnerable to oak wilt, a fatal fungal disease of red oaks.  The risk of oak wilt moving from one tree to another is highest April through July.  In fact, homeowners should take special care and avoid wounding oaks in any way from April through July.  Any action that provides an opening into the tree, such as carving initials into the tree, accidently cutting exposed roots with a lawn mower, or attaching a birdfeeder or clothes line, could provide an opportunity for the oak wilt fungus to invade and establish itself in the tree.  More information about oak wilt and other forest pests is available on the Wisconsin DNR website.  Visit www.dnr.wi.gov and search the words "forest health."

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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 

Tip two:
... Light It!

Burglars hate light. They look for homes that look unoccupied and dark. Even when you are away from home, put a couple of lights on timers so they go on and off at different times. This way if someone is watching your home, they won't know if you are there or not. Leave a porch light on or install a motion light (up high so no one unscrews the bulb) so if someone is in your yard, the light goes on. Again, burglars hate to be seen.

Also when you park your car at a mall, look to park near a door or under a light, the bad guy does not want to be in a bright light, they like shadows and dark spots. 

Help us and help yourself - Light It!

 

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Calendar of Events

 

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.

 

Sign Along Saturday at the Library "Signs of Spring" story time with Linda Anton
Sat., April 13 at 10:30 a.m.

Shorewood Library


You are invited to Linda Anton's "Signs of Spring" with stories, songs, and sign language. This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

 

Halloween in April

Sat., April 17 at 6:30 pm

Shorewood Library

 

Halloween in April is an event being put on by the Shorewood Library. It will have all the fun of Halloween but in April!

  
Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Board Meeting Highlights
Thank you Ellen
Election Results
UWM Planning Open House
Conservation Fair
Spaces and Traces
Spring Yard Clean-up
Call before you dig
Spring Home Tour
Don't Prune your Oaks
Cook Book
Tips from the PD
Events



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

And I think both the left (wing) and the right (wing) should celebrate people who have different opinions, and disagree with them, and argue with them, and differ with them, but don't just try to shut them up.

Roger Ebert

Health Tip

 

Take advantage of the variety of vegetables available during spring. A healthy diet includes adding vegetables and fruit every day. Vegetables like broccoli, green beans, leafy greens, zucchini, cauliflower, cabbage, carrots, and tomatoes are low in calories and high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Try to eat about 3 to 5 servings every day.

Environmental Tips
Drying your clothes in an electric or gas dryer isn't just hard on your clothes; it's also hard on the environment. Line-dry your clothes outside to reduce pollution, cut your energy bill, get more exercise, enjoy the sunshine, and extend the life of your clothes.
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