October 4, 2013     
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo


Village Board Meeting Monday, October 7

The Village Board will hold its regular meeting on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. The Board will:


  1. Proclaim October 7-11, 2013 Customer Service week
  2. Discuss and consider a resolution calling for direct legislation: "For Reclaiming Democracy from the Corrupting Effects of Undue Corporate Influence by Amending the United States Constitution." See article called "Petition for Direct Legislation."  
  3. Consider waiving parade permit fee for Shorewood Fitness Center & The School District of Shorewood, 19th Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk, November 23, 2013
  4. Consider amending building code regarding retaining wall requirements
  5. Consider an ordinance for placement of a four way stop sign at N Prospect Avenue and E Lake Bluff Blvd.
  6. Consider resolution to revise the bail schedule

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2014 Budget Meetings


Village Board and staff will continue to meet next week to discuss the 2014 Village budget. On Wednesday October 9, The Village Board will consider Seniors, Clerks' Office, Customer Service, Health, Library, and Marketing. This meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Village Hall committee room and is open to the public. The preliminary 2014 Budget is available  here and a hard copy is available for review at the Customer Service desk.    

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Customer Service Week


Monday, October 7 through Friday, October 11, the Village of Shorewood will celebrate Customer Service Week acknowledging the service efforts and accomplishments of our employees.  The theme is: Think Service and encourages us to "think" about ways we can be of service to residents, co-workers and others in everything we do. 


The week's activities will include an employee breakfast and customer service refresher training.   A highlight of the week's celebration will be our Think Community Service project - collecting items to donate to the Sojourner Family Peace Center.  YOU are invited to join Village staff in this project by dropping off new items - such as personal care items; children's toys/games/books; diapers/ Pull-ups; blankets; school supplies; grocer/restaurant/store gift cards; etc. - at any Village building.   What a wonderful way for all of us to express our Community spirit.  Please join us.



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900 Responses and Two Weeks Left  



Over 900 people have already responded to the Shorewood Resident Survey! If you haven't already taken the survey, we want to know what you think!  We also encourage you to pass the web address along to your Shorewood friends/neighbors. Our goal is to receive at least 1,500 responses. 


Please take the survey at http://tinyurl.com/Shorewood-Survey or visit Village Hall or the Library for a hard copy or to use a computer.  The survey will close on October 18.


We also encourage people who own businesses or property in Shorewood, but may not live in Shorewood, to take the survey!


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Woman's Club Rummage Sale

On Saturday, October 5, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the GFWC Shorewood Woman's Club is sponsoring a rummage sale in the Village Center, 3920 N. Murray Ave. to help support various programs. Household items, clothing, books, tools, holiday décor, etc. will be available, but no large items or electronics.


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Volunteers Needed for "Shorewood Connects" Yard Clean-Up Day


Saturday, November 2, is scheduled for the sixth annual "Shorewood Connects" Yard Clean-Up Day, linking neighborhood volunteers with older adults and disabled adults who need help winterizing their yards.  Volunteers are needed between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. to rake leaves, clean out garden beds, trim hedges, and empty hoses at the homes of older and disabled adults for whom these tasks would prove difficult. 


The sponsoring organization of the clean-up day is Shorewood Connects, which seeks to improve the ability of older adults to live in and contribute to the community.  The Shorewood partnership, comprised of over forty members including the School District of Shorewood, is overseen by the Village's Elder Services Advisory Board.  Last year's Shorewood Connects Yard Clean-Up Day attracted over 120 volunteers; organizers are hoping to recruit 140 volunteers this year to meet an increasing demand for services.       


Older and disabled adults seeking more information about yard clean-up should contact Elizabeth Price of the Shorewood Senior Resource Center (414) 847-2727 or src@villageofshorewood.org.   Village residents interested in volunteering are asked to pre-register with Michelle Boehm, Shorewood Connects Yard Clean Up Coordinator by October 25 at (414) 698-4369 or michelle.boehm@sbcglobal.net.

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Plein Air Art is Still Available 

Due to multiple requests, the Public Art Committee has compiled the following list of artwork from Plein Air Shorewood that is still available for purchase. Images of the art, if available, can be viewed here




Art by Wendie Thompson 

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Petition for Direct Legislation



On August 26, 2013 a Petition for Direct Legislation was provided to the Clerk's office.  The Village Clerk completed the certification process and deemed the petition sufficient in regard to the number of electors' signatures required; and the petition itself and proposed resolution are sufficient as to proper form.  The petition will be forwarded to the Village Board for action at the regular Village Board meeting to be held on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in the Court Room of the Village Hall, 3930 N Murray Avenue. 


The petition requests that the Village of Shorewood hold a referendum asking residents whether they would support a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, which states corporations have the same constitutional rights as people and can freely donate to campaigns. 



North Shore Health Department Crypto Outbreak Information  


As of today, October 3, 2013, the North Shore Health Department has two new Cryptosporidium (Crypto) cases, bringing the total to 15 confirmed cases. We are no longer reporting probable case\ numbers, as the State of Wisconsin has given us new classifications; we will continue to report confirmed cases. We do expect to see an increase in the number of Crypto cases as a result of person-to-person contact. We are strongly encouraging people to be tested who suspect that they do have Crypto 


The North Shore Health Department is focusing on preventing the spread of Crypto. Since many of the cases have been spread person-to-person, it is extremely important to thoroughly wash your hands, especially after using the toilet or changing a diaper. Anyone who has experienced any symptons should not swim for a minimum of 14 days after their last episode to help prevent the spread of Crypto. Each time an infected person swims in a pool, the pool must be closed and treated.


For more information about Crypto, please visit:http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/crypto/ 

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Crack Filling Around Shorewood 


Contractors will be filling cracks in the following roads over the next two to three weeks depending on the weather. The purpose of crack filling is to grind and clean cracks that naturally occur in the asphalt and fill the cracks with rubberized sealant to prevent the penetration of water adding to the life of the pavement. The project area will be posted for "No Parking" to allow the repair of the street from curb to curb.  Every effort will be made to limit the inconvenience to as short a time frame as is possible.

  • 4000 and 4100 blocks of Bartlett Avenue
  • 1700 block of Wood place and Kenmore Place
  • 3800 and 3900 blocks of Fredrick Avenue
  • 2000 block of Shorewood Boulevard
  • Alley 3500 block between Murray Avenue and Fredrick Avenue


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Flu Shots


The season is upon us for flu shots. The North Shore Health Department will host flu shot clinics on the following dates: 

  • Thursday, October 17, 3:30-5:30 p.m., at the North Shore Library;
  • Saturday, October 19, 9-11 a.m., at Shorewood Village Center; and
  • Saturday, October 26, 9-11 a.m. at Brown Deer Village Hall. 

The North Shore Health Department is able to offer flu vaccine for adults of all ages for $30-$35 (depending on the type of vaccine) or they will bill original Medicare for adults with original Medicare.  Flu immunizations can be provided to children who do not have health insurance or whose health insurance does not cover flu immunizations at a reduced cost using publicly funded vaccine from the Vaccine for Children Program.  The Health Department are also able to immunize children whose health insurance covers flu immunizations with privately purchased vaccine at a cost of $30 to $35 (depending on the type of vaccine).


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Calendar of Events

Library Family Fun Craft Night
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 6 P.M
Once a month, from September through December, the Library will offer an evening of family fun with Craft Nights. Bring the whole family from young to old.

Shorewood Best Buddies Fundraiser
Tues., October 10, 2013 from 10:00 a.m to 10 p.m.
Culvers Shorewood at 1325 N. Capitol Blvd.
For Years out buddies with special needs have watched their peers load buses for Italy, Guatemala and St. Louis over spring break. Now they can have a similar high school experience. Peer buddies learn how to live side by side with students of disabilities and embrace all that they have to offer. Help this worthy program by eating at Culver's on October 10 when Culver's will donate 10% of the proceeds to Best Buddies!

Beading with Mary Ann Nelson
Thurs. October 8, 2013 at 1 p.m.
Senior Resource Center

Create a beautiful, professionally designed beaded necklace in one fun afternoon. No experience necessary. All supplies, including beads and closures will be provided. Residents $18 and nonresidents $20. Please pre-register at the Senior Resource Center.


Making a Choice - Medicare and Supplementary Insurance 

Wed. October 9, 2013 at 1 p.m.

Senior Resource Center 

Welcome Sam Johnson, a counselor from the State of WI Medigap Helpline to help unravel the myriad choices to be faced when choosing insurance coverage for those 65 and older. We will look at Medicare & Supplementary policies, Medicare Advantage plans, Prescription Drug Coverage options like Seniorcare and Medicare Part D plans, Employer/Retiree Group Health plans and Medical Assistance Programs. This program is free. Please pre-register by calling 414-847-2727.





Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Board Agenda
Budget Meetings
Customer Service Week
Resident Survey
Women's Club Rummage Sale
Clean-up Day
Plein Art
North Shore Health Departmetn
Crack Filling
Flu Shots

Village Board Meeting
Monday, October 07, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Court Room

Pedestrian and Bike Safety Committee
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Village Center

Library Board Meeting
Wednesday, October 09, 2013 at 5:00 PM
Village Center

2014 Village of Shorewood Budget Workshop
Wednesday, October 09, 2013 at 6:30 PM
Committee Room

Design Review Board
Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 5:00 PM

2014 Village of Shorewood Budget Workshop
Monday, October 14, 2013 at 6:00 PM
Committee Room

Police Commission Meeting
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 6:30 PM
Police Department

Shorewood Business Improvement District
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 8:30 AM
Committee Room

Song of the Month

Customer Service Director Diane Dewindt-Hall chose the October song of the month, "Better Days" by Diane Reeves.

Diane chose the song because "it speaks to how I feel about my grandmothers - one died before I was born; the other died when I was very young.  I imagine this is how our relationship would have been."  It also reminded her of the relationship her children have with their grandmother now.

Quotes of the Week
Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.
Hermann Hesse

Health Tip


In summer we take in more fruits and veggies, but we develop a strong inclination towards fatty foods in fall.To avoid piling on extra pounds, eat plenty of apples, pumpkins and hearty greens such as Brussels sprouts that are all in season in the fall.


Environmental Tips

As the weather gets colder, check your Fireplace and Close the damper when not in use to keep cool air out. That will keep the cold weather out and keep your house warmer.
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