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October 11, 2013     
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo

 

Village Board Meeting Highlights

The Village Board held its regular meeting on Monday, October 7, 2013. The Board: 

 

  1. Proclaimed October 7-11, 2013 Customer Service week
  2. Approved a resolution calling for direct legislation: "For Reclaiming Democracy from the Corrupting Effects of Undue Corporate Influence by Amending the United States Constitution." See referendum article below. 
  3. Approved an ordinance for placement of a four way stop sign at N Prospect Avenue and E Lake Bluff Blvd.
  4. Approved a resolution to revise the bail schedule

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What do you want Shorewood to look like in 2025?

 

The Shorewood Village Board invites you to a community meeting to discuss the 2025 Vision Plan. The meeting will be held on Saturday, November 9 at 9 a.m. in the Shorewood Intermediate School Commons Area, 3830 N. Morris Avenue.

 

The Vision Plan helps put together a picture of what you want the community to look like in 2025 and how we can get there. Resident input is crucial during this process.

 

So join us on November 9 and let your voice be heard!

       

 

 

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Reminder: Columbus Day holiday - Monday, 10/14

The Shorewood Police Department will lift night restrictions for the Columbus Day Holiday, October 14. Residents do not need to call their vehicle in for Sunday night, October 13. Residents will again need to their vehicle in for Monday night, October 14.  

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2014 Budget Meetings

   

Village Board and staff will continue to meet next week to discuss the 2014 Village budget. On Monday October 14, the Village Board will discuss public works and utilities. This meeting will be held at 6:00 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


Village Staff attended a refresher on customer service as part of Customer Service Week, which acknowledges the service efforts and accomplishments of our employees. This year 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.
 

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null One Week Left to be Heard!

 

 

Over 1100 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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Referendum Approved for Spring 2014 Ballot

 

On Monday the Village Board approved a referendum to be placed on the Spring 2014 ballot. The referendum will ask 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.  

 

 

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Shorewood District and Village/Library to Host Free Suicide Prevention Training

 

 

The Shorewood School District, in partnership with the Village of Shorewood and the Shorewood Public Library, will host a Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) Training for parents and community members on Monday, October 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Village Center (or the lower level of the Shorewood Public Library), located at 3920 N. Murray Avenue. The training will last 90 minutes and there will be a 30-minute question and answer session following the training. The training is free, and open to members of the adult public. This training is intended for adults only. QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer-three simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. People trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone for help. QPR is recognized on the National Registry as an evidence-based training program. QPR is an action plan for the Shorewood community that can result in saving lives.

 

 

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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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New Business Spotlight!

 

 

Help welcome new business ,School of Rock,  located at 4050 N. Oakland Avenue in the former Gilda's Club building.  Owner Rock Marasco is holding a grand opening event on Saturday, October 12. The School of Rock is a national performance-based music program that gives kids and adults a chance to fine tune their music skills.   

 

From locally owned to nationally known, Shorewood's business district offers an array of services and goods that make up a unique and exciting place to eat, shop, play and learn.

 


 

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LED Lights Installed at Village Hall Parking

Environmentally friendly LED lights were installed in Village Hall parking lot on Thursday. These LED lights use less than 1/4 the energy of standard lights and have a substantially longer lifespan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fire Prevention Week is October 6-12. Do you have working smoke detectors?

 

Did you know that a home structure fire is reported every 85 seconds in the United States? When fire strikes a home it can be engulfed in smoke and flames in just 2 minutes.  Almost 62% of reported home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. 

 

Remember to test alarms monthly and check batteries and replace them twice a year.

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Crypto Update  

 

The North Shore Health Department has reported no new Cryptosporidium (Crypto) cases. The total of confirmed cases stands at 19.  

 

Since last week, the North Shore Health Department attended many staff meetings at daycares and pools to talk about Crypto, hand washing, sanitizing surfaces, and when to exclude someone from swimming. Staff was able  to educate over 300 people on these very important precautions. These educational sessions, along with some pools being closed, hopefully has limited the spread of Crypto. 

 

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

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Leaf Collection  

 

Leaf Collection will begin on Monday,  October 21.  Please place leaf piles on the parkway near the curb for collection.  Leaf collection will continue until Friday, December 6 unless we experience a snow or freezing rain event which requires the conversion of the equipment for winter maintenance.

 

Leaves must be placed in piles on the curb side of the parkway - to maintain efficiency, DPW crews cannot rake the entirety of each parkway.  Sticks and garden debris should be put into paper bags for pick up on your normal yard waste/garbage day as these may clog the hose on the leaf loaders causing delays. Click here, for details and a map. 

 

Also as a reminder from the Conservation Committee, please try not to rake leaves into the street as rainwater leaches leaf nutrients into nearby storm sewers and ultimately into our lakes and river.  We also want to encourage residents to mulch leaves by mowing them into their lawns.  Chopped up leaves feed lawns and reduce the need for chemical fertilizers.

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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 is also able to immunize children whose health insurance covers flu immunizations with privately purchased vaccine at a cost of $30 - $35 (depending on the type of vaccine).

 

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Calendar of Events


Pop in and Play (6 months- 2 years)

Mon., October 14, 2013 at 10 a.m. or 6:15 p.m.

Shorewood Library

 

On Monday October 14 at 10 - 10:45 a.m. or 6:15 - 7:00 p.m. check out Pop in and Play, a drop-in session for children 6 months through 2 years old and their special grown-ups. Join us in interactive play and guided activities designed to promote language and early literacy development. No registration is needed.

 

Movie Monday: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Monday, October 14, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

Shorewood Library  

Perks of Being a Wallflower (PG-13) based on the classic teen book, will be shown on Monday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m. Snacks will be for sale, with proceeds going to the Teen Advisory Board so they can keep making great things for teens happen at the library!

 

The Spirit of Drawing with Pat King 

Tues., October 15, 2013 at 10:15 a.m.      

Senior Resource Center 

 As a class we will explore the many paths that lead to drawing, including some nontraditional experiments such as gesture, free-association and abstraction.The course is aimed at both the novice and those who have drawn before. Some drawing experience will be helpful but not necessary. Our goal is to tap the underused part of the brain which frees up "expression". Materials such as charcoal, ink, colored pencil and mixed media will be introduced. Students will be encouraged to progress at their own pace. A list of materials will be available upon registration. Prepayment and registration required. Residents $60/nonresidents $66

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Board Agenda
Community Vision Meeting
Holiday Parking
Budget Meetings
Customer Service Week
Resident Survey
Referendum
Suicide Prevention
Clean-up Day
New Business
LED Lights
Fire Prevention Week
Crypto Update
Leaf Collection
Flu Shots
2014 Village of Shorewood Budget Workshop: Public Works
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

Village Board Meeting
Monday, October 21, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Court Room

2014 Village of Shorewood Budget Workshop
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 6:30 PM
Committee Room

Design Review Board
Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 5:00 PM
Committee Room



Quotes of the Week
 
Leaders aren't born they are made. And they are made, just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.

Vince Lombardi

 
 

Health Tip

 

With cold and flu season upon us, take time in the classroom to teach children the importance of good hand hygiene. Doctors agree that regular hand washing is one of the most important steps in preventing the spread of germs.

 

 

Environmental Tips
Pet and animal waste is a major contributor to bacterial pollution in stormwater runoff to streams, lakes. You can prevent this by scoop your pet's poop and properly disposing of it.
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