November 22, 2013     
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo


Village Board Meeting Highlights

The Village Board held its regular meeting on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. The Board: 

  1. Approved of resolution for the Shorewood Business Improvement District 2014 Operating Plan and the 2013 Special Assessment Levy
  2. Approved a resolution Adopting the 2014 Budget and Authorizing the 2013 General Property Tax Levy Against All Taxable Property in the Village of Shorewood $550,000 General Obligation Refunding Bonds
  3. Approved an ordinance for Department of Public Works Special Collection Procedures
  4. Approved an ordinance to Change Village Plumbing Code (related to water service language clarifications) 
  5. Approved an ordinance to Change Leaf Collection Schedule
  6. Approved the 2014 Capitol Drive Streetscape Maintenance Contract with Green Team 
  7. Approved a Law Enforcement Mutual Aid Agreement
  8. Approved a Disaster Services Mutual Aid Agreement




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Village Hall Closing for Thanksgiving Holiday 

Village Hall will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Have a happy and safe holiday!

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Budget Approved  

On Monday November 18, the Village Board approved the 2014 Budget, which included a tax levy increase of .96%. To view the budget presentation presented on Monday, please click here. The preliminary 2014 Budget, which was approved, is available here and a hard copy is available for review at the Customer Service desk.

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Shorewood selected for MMSD Grant
The Village of Shorewood has been selected to recieve $86,000 Green Streets grant from the MMSD for Oakland Ave. underground filtration trenches. These underground trenches will help improve the water quality of storm sewer runoff and reduce the amount of storm water going into the sewer system.

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Tax Bill Information



On Monday, November 18, 2013 the Village held the Public Hearing on the proposed Village of Shorewood 2014 budget.   When all taxing jurisdictions have provided information from their respective budgets, the Village Clerk/Treasurer will calculate the 2013 tax bills.  It is anticipated that the 2013 tax bills will be available the second week in December.  They will also be available online as soon as calculated; even before you receive them in the mail.  You may continue to watch the website for further information as to the exact date they will be available. 





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Time to Renew Daytime Parking Permits

Just a reminder that daytime parking permits will expire November 30.  If you have a green Residential Congested Area (RCA) or an Impact Area daytime parking permit, it is time to renew. 


Please note:  The RCA permit is available ONLY to residents of single-family and duplex homes in the southeast quadrant of the Village (bordered by the south side of E. Capitol Dr. on the north, north side of E. Edgewood Ave. on the sough, east side of N. Oakland Ave. on the west, and N. Lake Drive on the east). 


Daytime parking permits (new or renewal) are $5 for the year and may be purchased at the Customer Service Department in Village Hall, 3930 N. Murray Ave.  Office hours are Monday - Friday (except holidays), 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Please bring proof of residency.


If you have any questions about whether your residence qualifies for either the RCA or Impact Area daytime parking permits, please contact Customer Service at 414.847.2601.

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Election Information

An Election will be held on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 in which the following positions are to be filled (if necessary a primary will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2014): 

  • Court of Appeals           
  • Circuit Court Judges - Milwaukee County
    • Branch 7, Branch 21, Branch 27, Branch 31, Branch 32, Branch 40 and Branch 41
  • Two Village of Shorewood Trustees
  • Two Village of Shorewood School Board Members

A referendum question will be placed on the April 1, 2014 General Election ballot and will not be on the February 18, 2014 ballot if there is a Primary Election.

Forms and information packets for parties interested in running for the Village of Shorewood Trustee positions are available in the Clerk's office, 3930 N. Murray Avenue; the Village Website at http://tinyurl.com/pk83bbm; or on the Government Accountability Board website at http://gab.wi.gov. The first day candidates may circulate nomination papers is December 1.  All paperwork must be submitted to the Village Clerk no later than 5 p.m. on January 7 in order to be included on the ballot.  

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Wanted - Poll Workers!


Are you interested in participating in the election process in your Community? Poll Workers perform a variety of tasks on Election Day.  They register people to vote, record voter participation, provide ballots, and monitor the ballot machine tabulator.  The days are sometimes long and busy, but a sense of accomplishment and pride are felt when the day is finished.


Additional information and an application pertaining to the process of becoming a Poll Worker may be found at http://tinyurl.com/pkbdp5y.  Applications must be received in the Village Clerk's office no later than Friday, December 6, 2013.



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Get Rid of your Old Stuff and Help a Great Cause!

Help the SHS Best Buddies fund their Spring Break trip. Until December 1 you can recycle any cell phones, smart phones, inkjet cartridges (no toner), laptop computers, iPads, iPods and digital cameras that you no longer use and place them in the labeled bin at the DPW office. (Please no toner cartridges, large computers/hard drives, CD or tape players.) Items do not have to be functioning.  We will send the items to EcoPhones and they will send us a check for our trip! It's a win win fundraiser to help Best Buddies raise money for their trip and help Shorewood go green!
For more information go to:http://www.recyclingfundraiser.com/Default.aspx 


To donate to the Best Buddies trip: http://www.wildernessinquiry.org/Shorewood"




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Shorewood School District Budget Priorities




The Shorewood School District is conducting a Budget Priorities Survey to help the School Board as well as District administration and staff members make decisions about the 2014-2015 school year budget. To promote candid answers, individual responses are anonymous and confidential. To take the survey, visit: http://www.k12insight.com/shorewood 




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 BID Holiday Events 


2nd Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

Friday, December 6, 6:30 p.m.

4510 N. Oakland Ave. in Kensington Square

Presenting sponsor - Harleys: The Store for Men


Free, festive family fun as Shorewood gathers to kick off the holiday season!


Special performances by:

  • Atwater Elementary Girl Scouts Jr. Troop 1523
  • The Alliance Francaise Carolers
  • Shorewood School of Rock
Hot cocoa, treats, and one jolly special guest! Presented by the Shorewood Business Improvement District, with special thanks to Ideal Landscaping Management for donating this year's tree.




3rd Annual Stop, Shop & Restore Holiday Shopping Event
Saturday, December 7, 10 a.m.-5p.m.
Shorewood Business District

Shop, dine and unwind in the Shorewood Business District, as you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list! 

Enjoy specials, promotions and free spa services throughout Shorewood. Our complimentary Stop, Shop & Restore shuttle will take you to your favorite shops!


  • Visit with Santa at Culver's of Shorewood from noon to 2 p.m.
  • Be among the first 75 people to spend $150 at participating businesses, and redeem your receipts for a $25 gift certificate good anywhere in the business district in January 2014.
  • Enjoy free gift wrapping at Big Bay Brewing Co., and SHS string quartet performances at Colectivo Coffee and City Market.  


All events are presented by the Shorewood Business Improvement District. For more details and a complete list of event activities and sponsors, please visit www.shorewoodwi.com.  


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 Leaf Collection


Leaf collection will continue for the next two weeks with the last scheduled day certain collection to be done the week of Monday, December 2 thru Friday, December 6.  During the week of Thanksgiving crews will "work ahead" into the Thursday and Friday areas early so please have piles out timely for pick-up. 


If we experience significant snowfall or freezing conditions leaf collection will end and the trucks will be converted for winter operations.


Also as a reminder from the Conservation Committee, please try not to rake leaves into the street as leaf nutrients leached out by rain end up flowing into storm sewers and into our lakes and rivers.  Please rake collected piles onto the edge of the parkway.  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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North Shore Health Department Survey


The deadline for our survey completion has been extended to November 25!  We hope many of our 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 Intermediate School Showcircle

Fri. Nov. 22 at 7 p.m.

Shorewood High School Auditorium

Shorewood Intermediate School will showcase nearly 30 talented students this weekend, in the school's annual Showcircle.  The show - set for Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Shorewood High School auditorium, 1701 E. Capitol Dr. - will feature a variety of performances.  


Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students/children, or donate two jars of peanut butter at the door for admission. Seating is general admission. 



Fowl 5K Run/Walk
Sat., Nov. 23 at 10 a.m
Shorewood High School 

The 19th annual 5K off-road run/walk will have a new route for 2013! The race takes participants through the streets of Shorewood, down the scenic bike path and finishes on the SHS track. Proceeds will benefit state champion Shorewood High School Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams. Race day registration and mandatory packet pick-up begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Shorewood Intermediate School Commons. Run/Walk begins at 10 a.m. at SHS. All pre and post-race activities will be held in the Shorewood Intermediate School Commons. Random drawings for prizes (must be present to win) and refreshments will be served after run/walk. Awards will be presented to the top three men, women, boys (12 and under), and girls (12 and under). Be sure to check your time at the finish.


Holiday Book Recommendations

Sat., Nov. 23 at 10 am

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.


34th Annual Shorewood Arts & Crafts Fair

Sun., Dec. 1 at 10 a.m.

Shorewood High School
The Shorewood Booster Club is holding an art fair on December 1, 2013 starting at 10 a.m. The art fair will feature:


- Several great artists from the Midwest 

- A silent auction and raffle 
- A sake sale and café
- Shorewood High School spirit wear and accessories

- Great ideas for your holiday gift shopping!












Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Board Highlights
Budget Approved
MMSD Grant
Tax BIll
Election Info.
Poll Workers
Best Buddies
Shorewood School District
BID Holiday Events
Late Season Leaf Collection
NS Health Survey
Thanksgiving Holiday
Village Hall will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Village Board Meeting
Monday, December 02, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Board Room

Conservation Committee
Thursday, December 05, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Committee Room

Quotes of the Week
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

Dale Carnegie

Health Tip


When reaching for an afternoon snack, consider trying yogurt. Research suggests that that humble carton of yogurt may:


Help prevent osteoporosis


Reduce your risk of high blood pressure


Aid gastrointestinal conditions like inflammatory bowel disease and constipation

Environmental Tips

If you use gas appliances, check that your flame is blue, not yellow. A yellow flame means the gas is burning less efficiently and may require adjustment.
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