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May 16, 2013     
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo

Village Board Meeting Monday, May 20

The Village Board will hold its regular meeting on Monday, May 20, 2013. The Board will:
  1. Hear a proclamation for Public Works Week
  2. Be presented with the Bird City Award for the Village of Shorewood 
  3. Be presented with the Tree City Growth Award to the Village of Shorewood 
  4. Consider a TIF allocation for business improvement fašade program
  5. Consider changes to North Shore Environmental Health Consortium licenses and fee schedule 
  6. Consider a resolution to amend the fee schedule for the Planning & Development Department
  7. Consider the contract award for Village Hall and Library parking lot improvements
  8. Consider the contract award for 2013 private lateral rehabilitation program
  9. Consider the contract award for 3500 Block N. Maryland Avenue watermain and street improvements
  10. Consider the special privilege request for outdoor dining seating in the public way at Pizzeria Al Calderone Pizza Located at 4475 N Oakland Avenue, business owner Carmelo Fazzari
  11. Consider the special privilege request to install a fence within the public way at residential property 2401 E Lake Bluff, property owner Mark Kostic
  12. Hear a presentation by the Public Art Committee for the Plein Air event
  13. Consider direct deposit section for the human resources manual
  14. Consider options concerning filling trustee vacancy

 

 

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Spaces and Traces Comes to Shorewood this Saturday! 

 

The 32nd annual Spaces & Traces neighborhood tour, sponsored by Historic Milwaukee Inc.(HMI), will take place in the Village of Shorewood this Saturday, May 18, 2013, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. The tour will call attention to the Village's wide variety of architectural styles and its unique history as an early Milwaukee suburb. The Shorewood Historical Society has provided research and logistical support for the tour.

 

Tour over a dozen of Shorewood's most architecturally significant properties. Attend lectures by John Gurda, "A History of the Village of Shorewood" (11 a.m. at St Robert Parish, 2200 E. Capitol Dr.) and Louis Wasserman and Caren Connolly, "The Bungalow" (1 p.m., Luther Memorial Chapel, 3833 N. Maryland). Stop in Hubbard Park to hear the Milwaukee Riverkeepers discuss "How the River Shapes the Village."

 

Tickets for the tour and lectures purchased in advance are $20 for HMI members or $25 for non-members. Tickets can be ordered online, here,  or purchased at any Alterra location, Winkie's Variety Store, or North Shore Bank, 4414 N. Oakland Avenue

 

On the day of the tour, tickets will be sold at Shorewood High School, 1701 E. Capitol Dr., in the Administration Building lobby. Prices will be $25 for HMI members and $30 for non-members.

 

 

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Public Works Week

This upcoming week, May 19-25 is Public Works week sponsored by the American Public Works Association (APWA). This year, the APWA has selected "Because of Public Works..." as its theme for 2013's National Public Works Week. The theme is about the quality of life brought to communities around the world. We are able to have clean water, safe streets and neighborhoods, efficient traffic and safe clean communities "Because of Public Works..."
 

If you see one of our DPW employees fixing the street, picking up your garbage or trimming a tree, thank them for all that they do! 

 

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Third Tax Installment

 

The third and final real estate tax installment is due on Friday May 31, 2013.  Payment may be made in person, dropped in the white drop box behind Village Hall, at either North Shore Bank branches and online by either credit card or e-check by clicking here.  Please take note of the fees for credit card and e-check payments.  Failure to submit payment by May 31 may result in penalties and interest added to any outstanding balance. 

 

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The Village will be Doing Water Supply Repairs, Please Help us by Conserving Water

 

Starting today, the Village of Shorewood Water Utility will be overseeing repair work on the Village's primary water supply connection near the intersection of N. Downer Avenue and E. Edgewood Avenue.

During the repair work, the Village's secondary water supply connection at Oakland Avenue will provide water to Shorewood residents.  While this water supply is adequate to meet the average daily demand of Village utility customers,  we ask your cooperation in reducing or delaying activities which use excessive water.

For more information, please contact Shorewood Public Works at 847.2650 or click here  

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Shorewood Employees Demonstrate a Spirit of Generosity

 

In November 2012, Village of Shorewood employees participated in the 2012 Combined Giving Campaign to benefit the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and numerous other community programs.  Employees donated/raised $1,859 which was a 20% increase over 2011 contribution.  Because of this generous spirit, the United Way of Greater Milwaukee will recognize our commitment to the community by listing the Village's name in the May 17th edition of the Business Journal as a campaign "Friend."   Kudos to our employees!

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  Public Works

Special Collection Reminder

 

Please help the Public Works Department (DPW) keep the Village looking tidy.  Before placing large refuse items  on the parkway, residents should be aware they are required  to pay for a special collection at the DPW at 3801 N Morris Blvd or at the Village Hall at 3930 N Murray Ave.  Special Collections are picked up on Thursdays for a fee of $50 for  500 pounds and 15 minutes of labor.  Items left on the parkway for over three days may be picked up by crews at the DPW for double fees billed to the property owner.  If you are hiring a third party to haul your bulky items away, please remember to call DPW to avoid unnecessary fees.  For more information go to www.villageofshorewood.org and click the DPW link.

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Keep your Young Bicyclists Safe this Summer

 

Did you know that ...Bikes cause more  childhood injuries than any other consumer product except cars?  As we approach (finally) warmer weather, kids (and adults) will be out biking, skateboarding and playing sports.   The North Shore Health Department would like to remind you 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. 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 go to  www.safekids.org       

   

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It's Your Library:  Tell Us What You Think

 

The Library Board and staff want to know if the Shorewood Library is providing the services and programs you want and expect,or is there something more or different we could be doing.  The community will have an opportunity to provide input over the next few months through a survey and possible focus groups.  In April there were 17,712 visits to the library and 29,757 items were checked out.  There were 3,650 sessions on the computers in the building and another 676 logins to our wireless network.  All this activity makes this is a very busy place!  Watch for opportunities in the near future to help us plan moving forward.

 

 

 

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Calling All Gardens!

 

Plans for the 8th Annual Shorewood Gardens Tour, benefitting the Shorewood Public Works Department, are underway.  We are looking for gardens to add to the tour.  The tour date is Saturday, July 27, 2013, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  This is not a competition but an opportunity for you to share your love of gardening with others.  If you would like to showcase your garden, please contact Laura Drexler at 414.305.8022 or ladrexler@att.net  

 

 

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Keeping up with School District News 

 

Do you ever wonder what's going on with our schools? Well there are a couple great ways to keep up with the latest news and information from the school district. You can subscribe to their Monthly Newsletter by clicking here or you can keep up to date with the latest school board meetings by checking out the board recaps here. Whether you have kids in the school system or are just an interested resident, we encourage you to take advantage of these excellent resources.

 

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Memorial Day Celebration  

 

 
The North Shore American Legion Post #331 and the Shorewood Men's Club are sponsoring the 14th annual Memorial Day Weekend Program on Sunday, May 26 at 4:00 p.m. at Atwater Park.  Join fellow community members as they pay tribute to all veterans who served during war and peace.   

 

The program will include patriotic music played by the Shorewood High School Band, remarks by dignitaries such as County Board Executive Chris Abele, Senator Lena Taylor and Representative Sandy Pasch, readings, singing by Shorewood High School and Shorewood Intermediate School students, a bagpiper, 21-gun salute, and Taps. 

 

The program will take place rain or shine.  Spectators will need to bring their own lawn chairs for seating.  Immediately following the program, there will be a cook-out at the North Shore Legion Post #331 (4121 N. Wilson Drive).  Food and beverages are available at a nominal cost.   

 

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Board, Committee and Commission of the week: Police Commission 

 

The Police Commission is concerned with police personnel matters. Its powers and authority are established by state statute.  The Commission prepares an eligibility list of job applicants for police positions following a prescribed examination and selection procedure.  The Commission also approves promotions and reviews certain disciplinary action by the Police Chief. 

 

The Police Commission meets on an as needed basis.

 

Thank you to the current members: Timothy Cotter, Norman Lasca, John Carlton, Gary Keller, Jay Jorgensen, Thad Nation (Village Trustee) for serving on this important Commission.

 

There is currently an opening for this Commission. If you would like to be a member of this Commission, please contact the Village Clerk at 414.847.2608 or cto@villageofshorewood.org.

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Calendar of Events

Spring Musical: Spring Awakening

Fri., and Sat. May 17-18 at 7 p.m.  

Shorewood High School Auditorium  

 

The SHS Drama Department will perform the musical "Spring Awakening" in May!  We will be one of the first public high schools in the nation to perform the show.  Given the content of the show, some may formulate questions regarding its progressive nature. Our goals for performing "Spring Awakening" are to produce a high quality and moving theatrical performance and to use the content of the show to encourage young people and adults to engage in dialogue about the real challenges our adolescents face.  This is an opportunity to produce powerful theater and powerful conversation to support the young people we all serve.  

 

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students or $25 for a limited number of on-stage seating ($15 of which will go to local youth social service organizations). You can order tickets online here.   

 

Shorewood High School Chamber Orchestra Concert

Mon., May 20 at 7 p.m.

Shorewood High School Auditorium

This event is free and open to the public.

 

Pop In And Play 

Mon., May 20 at 10:00-10:45 a.m. or 6:15-7:00 p.m.

Shorewood Library

A Drop In Play Session For Children 6 Months 2 Years And Their Special Grownups Have some fun with your little one. Join us in some interactive play and activities designed to promote language and early literacy development.No registration is needed.  

 

 

 

Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Board Meeting Highlights
Spaces and Traces
Public Works Week
Third Tax Installment
Conserve water
Special Collection
Bike Safety
Library Survey
Garden Tour
School District News
Memorial Celebration
Board of the Week
Events
Village Board Meeting
Monday, May 20, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Board Room

Design Review Board
Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 5 PM
Committee Room

Open Book Review
Wednesday May, 28
Assessor's Office at 8AM-7PM
Assessor's Office

Quote of the Week

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.


Steve Jobs

Health Tip

 

Whenever infants or toddlers are in or around water, an adult should be within arm's reach to provide active supervision. We know it's hard to get everything done without a little multitasking, but this is the time to avoid distractions of any kind. If children are near water, then they should be the only thing on your mind. Small children can drown in as little as one inch of water.

Environmental Tips

Most insects and diseases attack plants stressed from poor growing conditions. Healthy plants, well suited to their environment, are the best prevention against pest and weed damage. Use compost to enrich and amend soils.  

 

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