October 31, 2013     
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo


Village Board Meeting November 4, 2013

The Village Board will hold its regular meeting on Monday, November 4, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. The Board will:


1. Consider a special privilege permit for the placement of a carriage walk at 3525 N Lake Drive, Property Owners: John and Kathleen Miller

2. Consider approving a cleaning contract for Village buildings

3. Consider the  GIS Contract with MSA Professional Services



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We Invite You to Attend the Vision Plan Community Meeting on November 9 


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 puts together a picture of what you want the community's future 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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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 p.m. in 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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Stay Safe in Shorewood!

On October 29, the Village of Shorewood had its 12th robbery reported for 2013.  

We are very concerned about these recent crimes and will be taking extra steps to deter this. 



In the meantime, here are some safety tips for residents to follow:   

It can happen to Anyone, at Anytime, at Anyplace!
* Walk in well-lit areas. If possible, never walk alone.
* Be aware of your surroundings. If you think you are being followed, go to a crowded area, to a home with the porch light on or into an open business.
* Do not talk on your phone, as suspects are looking for cellular phones.
* Do NOT carry large amounts of money.
* Carry keys in your hand so you are not looking down to find them.
* If you observe suspicious persons or activities, call Law Enforcement to investigate - Dial 9-1-1.

In the event  a robber confronts you:
* Do not take any action that could jeopardize your personal safety or the safety of others.
* Remain calm and do as you are told.
* Carefully observe the physical characteristics of the robber.
* Be a good witness. Note as much detail about the suspect(s) as possible.
(Age, race, height, facial hair, speech, clothing, odor, etc.)

After the robbery:
* When it is safe, notify the police by calling 9-1-1.
* Law Enforcement will ask for the following information: location of robbery, whether anyone is injured, the exact time the robber(s) left and their direction of travel, the kind of weapon used, description of the vehicle, the robber(s), their clothing, appearance or unique features, money or items taken, and other information to assist responding officers.
* Protect the scene of the crime. Do not touch anything! You might destroy evidence.
* Ask all witnesses to stay until law enforcement arrives. Allow no one in except the police or emergency personnel.
* Write down all suspect information immediately and do not discuss the robbery with anyone until questioned by the police.



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Fall Care for Butterfly Weed


Did you plant Shorewood's official native plant - Butterfly Weed - this spring? Butterfly Weed is an easy care, hardy native that doesn't need much attention in fall. You'll be rewarded with bigger blooms after the 2nd year. These plants are an important food source for the Monarch butterflies that lay their eggs on Butterfly Weed.


Want more Butterfly Weed?  Collect the seed pods just before they are ready to burst open and place seeds with some potting soil in a zip lock bag. Refrigerate for 2-3 months and then plant the seeds in flats with loose potting soil on top. Don't overwater. Place flat on a warm surface (heat mat or on top of your frig) to  help them start to grow quicker, but it's not necessary. Be patient - they're slow growers but after a few months you can plant the individual seedlings in 4" pots and then plant the plants in fall.


Remember, Shorewood's native likes well-drained sandy soil that's moderately acidic and minimal moisture - don't over-water.  Just add some coffee grounds from time to time to help keep your native happy.


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 Yard Waste and Leaf Collection Info
  • Curbside yard waste AND brush collection runs ONLY through November.  During winter months, large brush may be brought to the DPW yard the first Saturday of each month.  To view a schedule, click here.  
  • Leaf collection will continue through the first Friday in December OR when a winter weather event requires the conversion of the leaf trucks to salters.  From that point on, leaves will be collected in paper yard waste bags only.  For more information, click here. 



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Watch a film Featuring Shorewood, then Meet the People behind it!


On Friday, November 15, at 6 p.m. at the Shorewood Library is excited to present "Sleepovers: A Documentary". This film, by locally-based filmmaker Laj P. Waghray, chronicles the lives of four young women growing up in Shorewood. Following the young women from age 12 through age 21, the film reveals how they ultimately flourish in the face of the pressures of adolescence in the 21st century.


The screening will be followed by a Q & A with people who worked on the film. Per the filmmaker, the documentary is most appropriate for ages 12 and up. The screening will be a wonderful event for parents, guardians or close family members to share with the teenage girls (and boys) they know and love. You can read more about the film on the website: http://www.sleepoversthefilm.com/  



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America Recycles Day 




This year's America Recycles Day is November 15.  Take the pledge to recycle more at http://americarecyclesday.org/take-the-pledge. 

The America Recycles program is sponsored by Keep America Beautiful, a collaboration of public and private sector organizations that formed in 1953 to develop and promote a national cleanliness ethic (remember the iconic 1970's PSA with the weeping Native American?)

Did you know that the national recycling rate is 34.7%?  Or that Shorewood's 2012 recycling rate was 31.9%?  Help us reach the 50% mark - take the pledge to recycle even more!  




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Treasures from the Shorewood Archives


A picture of the "Spirit of Shorewood", a little brown jug called the "Hubbard Award", an early 20th century advertisement for available lots on the corner of Capitol and Oakland and many other artifacts will be on display at the Shorewood Historical Society's "Treasure's From the Archives" program on  Saturday, November 16 from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Shorewood Village Center.


Because the Historical Society does not have a museum, this will be a unique opportunity to view seldom-seen objects that not only convey details of Shorewood's colorful history but also help us to understand our current priorities and life style.


Materials related to early property development, activities in the Village during World War II, Shorewood athletics and community organizations will be grouped to convey a story.  


A particularly unique display will include eight large designs for ethnic costumes drawn as patterns for seamstresses who participated in 1930s Works Progress Administration (WPA) Handicraft program. Costumes were made for display on small mannequins. The drawings were found at Atwater School. Jackie Schweitzer from the Milwaukee Public Museum will speak about the drawings at 11 a.m.  


The program is free and open to the public. Visitors will be able to view the displays at their leisure.



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North Shore Health Department Online Survey 


Tell the Health Department what you think and participate in their online survey!  They hope that many Shorewood residents will take the survey to give us input on what to consider as we are developing the North Shore Community Health Improvement Plan.  To take the survey, go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NSHDsurvey 


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Calendar of Events

Shorewood High School  Fall Musical: Putnam County Spelling Bee
Fri., Nov. 1 at 7 p.m, Sat., Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 3 at 2 p.m.
Shorewood High School Auditorium
Members of Shorewood Drama will present their fall show "The  25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee."  
The musical tells the story of six young people in the throes of puberty overseen by adults who barely managed to escape childhood themselves.   

Library Family Fun Craft Night
Tues., Nov. 12 at 6:00 p.m.
Shorewood Library
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, WI
In This Issue
Board Agenda
Community Vision Meeting
Safety Tips
Butterfly Weed
Yard Waster and Leaves
America Recycles
Shorewood Archives
NSHD Survey

Village Board Meeting
Monday, November 04, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Court Room

Court Room
Wednesday, Nov 6 at 5:00 PM
Court Room

Design Review Board
Thursday November 07,
2013 at 5 PM
Committee Room

Conservation Committee
Thursday, November 07, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Committee room

Shorewood Foundation
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 4:30 PM
Committee Room

Pedestrian and Bike Safety Committee
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Committee Room

Library Board Meeting
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Quotes of the Week
Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

Benjamin Franklin

Health Tip


Celebrate the fall harvest in other ways besides making pies. Apples are low in calories when they're off the tree, not in a pie.



Environmental Tips

Try not to use the dishwasher's drying setting; let dishes air dry instead. Open the door to dry the dishes more quickly.
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