November 8, 2013     
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo


Village Board Meeting Highlights

The Village Board held its regular meeting on Monday, November 4, 2013. The Board: 


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

2. Approved a cleaning contract for Village buildings

3. Approved the  GIS Contract with MSA Professional Services



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Vision Plan Community Meeting this Saturday!


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"  This Friday! 


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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Parking Restrictions lifted for Veteran's Day 

Monday, November 11, 2013 is Veteran's Day. Overnight parking restrictions will be lifted on Sunday night (November 10) and Monday night (November 11)  WResidents need to call for permission again on Tuesday, November 12th for Tuesday night.

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Shorewood, WI
Resident Survey Results 

The resident survey results are now available here. Thank you to all the residents who took the time to complete the survey. It was a great success! There will be a presentation of the results and findings at the December 16 Village Board meeting.  



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Thank You from Shorewood Connects! 

Thank you to the 127 volunteers who helped rake 48 homes in Shorewood on November 2 for the 6th Annual Shorewood Connects Yard Clean-up!  This is just one event that connects neighbors and makes a difference to others in our community.  It really shows that Shorewood is a special place to live.     



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Shorewood Welcomes New Neighbors

Welcome new neighbors invites all new residents of Shroewood to attend a free reception on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at Swanky Seconds, 2223 E. Capitol Dr. from 6:30 pm - 8 pm. Meet others, find out about Shorewood and ask questions.

All are welcome to greet new neighbors and hear about the great resources availible to all Shorewood residents at this free reception!

No RSVP required, families welcome, contact Jenny Heyden, WNN program director for more infomation: welcome@villagheofshorewood.org or 414-847-2721. 



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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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Turkeys Trot around Shorewood 


It's not quite Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" but building inspector David Henson spotted about 15 wild turkeys in front of a home on Summit Ave. If you experience any issues related to turkeys, please let us know. Here are some tips for dealing with these fall fowl:


  • Never feed wild turkeys.
  • If turkeys are causing problems in your yard, remove all sources of food such as bird feeders and/or pet food, and consider motion-detecting sprinklers to discourage visits.
  • Know that wild turkeys typically will not enter yards with dogs.
  • If confronted by a wild turkey behaving aggressively, slowly back away. Turkeys often strut and gobble at people, but very rarely actually come into contact with them.
  • If you find an injured turkey or overtly aggresive turkeys, report it to the police department's non-emergency number at 414-847-2610. 



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November Employee Anniversaries

The following employees celebrate anniversaries with the Village in November:

WayneOkrayPublic Works14 years
NickGardnerPolice Department6 years
RenitaOglesbyPolice Department6 years
Public Works
1 year



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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 Has a limited amount of Flu Vaccine still Available.  



The North Shore Health Department has a limited number Flu vaccinations available.  They will bill traditional Medicare Part B if a person has this coverage, otherwise the standard vaccine is $30.00. Preservative free vaccine is $35.00 with limited quantities of the preservative free vaccine available.  Anyone interested, can stop by the Health Department or call 414-371-2980 to set up a time to get their flu shot.  


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Calendar of Events

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.

SHS Orchestra and Wind Ensemble Concert
Thurs., Nov. 14 at 7:00 p.m.
SHS Auditorium 
This event is free and open to the public
Let's Geek: Hunger Games
Wed., Nov. 20, at 7:00 p.m
Shorewood Library

The second movie in the trilogy, Catching Fire, based on the bestselling book, comes out on November 22. Teens are invited to celebrate the Hunger Games phenomenon with survival challenges like building a shelter and identifying poisonous flora, Catching Fire trivia to get everyone excited about the movie, and a lot of fan fun. No blood rain, poisonous fog or evil monkeys - promise. Snacks will be airdropped from sponsors throughout the event.



Holiday Book Recommendations

Sat. Nov. 23 at 10 am at 10 a.m.

Shorewood Library

Start your holiday book shopping at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 23, when Daniel Goldin, owner of Boswell Book Company, presents a Holiday Book Talk at the Shorewood Library.


Sponsored by the Friends of the Shorewood Library, the event has become an annual favorite, with Goldin reviewing several dozen of the season's most noteworthy new books. His recommendations will cover both the best fiction and a wide-range of nonfiction. 


Copies of all books reviewed will be available for purchase. Cash, credit cards, and debit cards will be accepted.







Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Board Agenda
Community Vision Meeting
Veteran's Day Parking Restrictions
Survey Results
Shorewood Connects
New Neighbors
America Recycles
Turkey Trots
Employee Anniversaries
Shorewood Archives
Flu Vaccine Still Availible

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

Village Board Meeting and Budget Hearing
Monday, November 18, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Court Room

Business Improvement District
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 8:30 AM
Committee Room

Shorewood Marketing Committee
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Committee Room
Song of the Month

The month's song of the month was chosen by our Special Projects Coordinator Peter Cahill. He chose Radiohead's "Fake Plastic Trees" because "During, Fake Plastic Trees at Lollapalooza in 2008, fireworks had coincidentally
started going off in the background due to an event off of Lake Michigan and they seemed to be in sync with the song. The big finale of the fireworks directly coincided with the crescendo of the song creating an experience I will never forget" You can view this unforgettable event here.

Quotes of the Week
As we express our gratitude (to out veterans), we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Health Tip


Fall is one of the most beautiful times of year for getting outside. Grab a friend and find some local parks or trails to walk, run or bike and take in the view of changing leaves.


Environmental Tips

Get green plants for your office to absorb indoor air pollution; philodendrons, Boston ferns, and English ivy grow well with artificial light.
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