October 17, 2013     
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo


Village Board Meeting October 21, 2013

The Village Board will hold its regular meeting on Monday, October 21, 2013. The Board will 

  1. Consider the authoring the hiring Department of Public Works position vacated by retirement.
  2. Consider contract for Civic Plus to create and support the Village website.
  3. Consider Cigarette and Tobacco License, Village Petroleum LLC d/b/a Amstar, 4000 N Wilson Drive.
  4. Consider  weights and measures license assessment.
  5. Consider ordinance amending building code regarding retaining wall requirements.
  6. Discuss the Department of Public Works strategic plan.
  7. Consider amendment to MMSD private property inflow and infiltration funding agreement for 2012/2013.
  8. Consider pilot project on waste stream reduction.
  9. Consider engineering for Harbor Development Extension of Estabrook Drive Project.
  10. Consider ordinance revisions related to Department of Public Works special collection procedures.
  11. Consider special privilege permit for brick pillars in the public way at 4532 N Wilson Drive by Estabrook Homes. 


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There is one day left to telll the Village what you think and complete the resident survey!Thank you to the Over 1,400 people have already responded to the Shorewood Resident Survey. 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 THIS FRIDAY, 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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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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Leaf Collection Starts Monday 


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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Final Budget Meeting 


Village Board and staff will continue to meet next week to discuss the 2014 Village budget. On Wednesday, October 23, the Village Board will wrap-up the budget discussions. 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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Halloween Trick or Treat Hours

This year the Halloween Hours will be on Sunday, October 27 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Have a safe and fun Holiday!

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New Neighbors

Welcome New Neighbors invites all new residents of Shorewood to attend a free reception this Thursday, October 17, 2013, at Big Bay Brewing Co.(4517 N. Oakland) on  from 6-8pm.  Meet others, find out about Shorewood, and ask questions.  


All are welcome to greet new neighbors and hear about the great resources available to all Shorewood residents at this free reception! Aubrey Contramaestro from Ananda Acupuncture down the street (4433 N Oakland) will be present to give sample acupuncture and acupressure treatments to guests interested in a little relaxation.


No RSVP required, families welcome, contact Jenny Heyden, WNN Program Director, for more information: welcome@villageofshorewood.org or 414-847-2721.



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Thank You to our Focus Group Attendees 


This week the Village held five focus groups consisting of different members of the community. The focus groups were selected to represent the various demographic groups within the Village. The turn-out was tremendous and the Village gained valuable  insight for the Vision process. 


Thank you to all of the Shorewood residents who volunteered for our Vision Plan Focus Groups. You input was very valuable and the attendance definitely exceeded our expectations!  


If you still want to be involved in shaping the future of the Village, you can attend the Community Meeting, November 9 at 9 am at the Shorewood Intermediate School. 




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Village Staff Raised Money and Supplies for Charity

As part of customer service week, Village staff raised money and supplies for the Sojourner Family Peace Center, which provides shelter, safety and support to victims of domestic violence. Staff raised close to $110 and donated several bags of much-needed supplies to this very worthy cause. Thank you staff!



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The Shorewood Conservation Committee presents "WaterLife"  on November 8. 


The Shorewood Conservation Committee will present the film "Waterlife" on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 7 pm at the SHS Auditorium. This event is free, open to the public and appropriate for all ages. 


About the Film:  


WATERLIFE follows the epic cascade of the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. From the icy cliffs of Lake Superior to the ornate fountains of Chicago to the sewers of Windsor, this feature-length documentary tells the story of the last huge supply (20 percent) of fresh water on Earth.


The source of drinking water, fish and emotional sustenance for 35 million people, the Great Lakes are under assault by toxins, sewage, invasive species, dropping water levels and profound apathy. Some scientists believe the lakes are on the verge of ecological collapse.

Filled with fascinating characters and stunning imagery, WATERLIFE is an epic cinematic poem about the beauty of water and the dangers of taking it for granted.


The film is narrated by The Tragically Hip's Gord Downie and features music by Sam Roberts, Sufjan Stevens, Sigur Ros, Robbie Robertson and Brian Eno.




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


Older and disabled adults in need of assistance urged to contact the Senior Resource Center

Saturday, November 2nd, is scheduled as 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 sought between 9:00 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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Mobil Station Gets Face Lift


Some of you may have noticed that the Mobil gas station at 4000 N. Wilson Drive is undergoing some changes.  This year Robert Lutter, who owned and operated the Lutter's Village Service Station for over 30 years, sold the business to Atiq Rehman. The new owner sought approvals to remove the two service bays and extend the floor space to add more convenience items. He is also keeping the gasoline pumps. 


The village  staff and Design Review Board worked with the new owner to enhance the facade, as well as  the site as a whole, adding more landscaping and screening.  As you'll soon see, investments in our community continue to enhance our neighborhoods and strengthen our commercial corridors.



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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:  

  • 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


Ask the Dietitian  

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10 a.m.

Senior Resource Center 

Does Calcium help more than my bones?  Why do I need Potassium?  Registered Dietitian, Carmel Bankier-Sweet RD, CD will teach ways to incorporate vitamins and minerals into what we eat to feel and be healthier. You will also have the opportunity to ask important questions about nutrition and find out how vitamins and minerals relate to diseases. This program is Free. Please pre-register.


Knee Pain? Hip Pain? Free Seminar!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 10a.m

Senior Resource

Knee and hip pain are the major causes of difficulty in walking and climbing stairs. In fact, as many as 40 percent of people over the age of 65 suffer symptoms associated with knee and hip pain. Learn more about the causes of your pain by attending this comprehensive program presented by an orthopaedic nurse. You will also learn the importance of obtaining an accurate diagnosis to better understand and select the best treatment option. Please call to pre-register. Attending this seminar is your first step toward returning to a healthy and active life.


Halloween Happening

Friday, October 25, 2013 at 2:00 p.m

Shorewood Library

Don't miss our annual celebration of the season, Halloween Happening on Friday October 25 - 2-3:30 p.m. Trick or treat in the haunted hallway; make a boo-tiful craft, play some ghoulish games, and have a spooky snack. Wear a costume if you wish.








Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Board Agenda
Resident Survey
Community Vision Meeting
Leaf Collection
Budget Meetings
Trick or Treat
New Neighbors Event
Focus Groups
Way to Go!
Clean-up Day
New Mobil Station
Flu Shots

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

Plan Commission
Tuesday, October 22 at 6:30 pm
Court Room

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

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

Trick or Treat
Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 2:00 PM
to 4:00 PM

Community Development Authority
Friday, November 01, 2013 at 7:30 AM
Committee Room

Quotes of the Week

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.



Health Tip


Fall is the perfect time to try out a new exercise ,  because you burn fewer calories when you begin a new activity (thanks to the learning curve). If you learn something new now, by next summer, you'll have mastered the skill -- and you'll burn more calories doing it, just in time for swimsuit season.



Environmental Tips

Mulching leaves directly into grass saves time and adds nourishing carbon to the soil. Clear the lawn of sticks, which damage a mulching mower, and work in dry weather. Wear a dust mask, clean the air filter and make multiple passes with the mower.

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