November 27, 2013     
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo


Village Board Meeting December 2, 2013

The Village Board will hold its regular meeting on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. The Board will: 

  1. Consider a business loan to new business at 4401 N Oakland Avenue, La Orangerie, Inc., Owner Gene Webb
  2. Consider a revised ordinance for Snow  and Ice Control on Neighborhood Sidewalks
  3. Consider the approval of proposed Village Monument Signage 
  4. Consider an ordinance to Change Election Code
  5. Consider a resolution to Set Election Worker Salary 



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appy Thanksgiving!

We would like to wish all Shorewood residents and staff a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday!  We are especially thankful for all of our police, fire, dispatch, public works, and other public safety personnel for their extra dedication during the holiday season and their service to the community throughout the year.

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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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Thanksgiving Parking Restrictions

Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, night parking will be lifted from Wednesday evening (November 27) to Monday morning (December 2). Residents will need to call again Monday evening for Tuesday morning. 

Winter restrictions go into effect December 1st. These parking restrictions will be enforced, please check the signs on your block.

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Thanks for your "Giving" Spirit! 


Village of Shorewood employees through outright donations and payroll deduction donated more than $1130 to agencies supported through the 2013 Suburban Combined Giving Campaign.  Also, employees AND residents accepted the "Loose Change Challenge" and raised an additional $150 ; those funds will be donated to the Sojourner Family Peace Center, and the Hunger Task Force. 


A special thanks to those new participants and to you long time donors for your generous giving to a very, very worthwhile cause.

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Happy Retirement Bruce!


Congratulations go out to Bruce Adyniec, DPW Electrician on his retirement following a 29 year career with the Department of Public Works.  As his responsibilities include maintenance of our street light and traffic light systems along with maintaining and fabricating our traffic control, regulatory and way finding signs, you might say Bruce makes sure each of us gets home safely every night.  Best wishes Bruce, we'll miss you!





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Snow and Ice Removal Program 


After a very successful program last year, the snow and ice removal program is beginning again.

Residents are required to remove snow and ice from their adjacent sidewalks for the entire width of the sidewalk. The Green Team will survey the Village 12 or more hours after a measurable snow event at the request of the Director of Public Works. A notice will be left on the door of delinquent properties noting they have 12 additional hours to complete snow and ice removal. A list of delinquent addresses will be given to the Police Department. If the snow and ice is not removed in a timely manner, the Green Team will return to remove the snow. The property owner will be charged a $15 fee plus snow removal charges at a rate of $50/hour. Total charges will be added to the property owners tax bill.

It is important to note that this action is in place to assure safe walking conditions for everyone. Residents are encouraged to call the Police Department at 414.847.2610 to report areas that are not adequately cleared. 

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Tax Bill Information


The Village is still waiting on a few final pieces of information to calculate the 2013 tax bills.  When all information has been received, the Village Clerk/Treasurer will calculate the 2013 tax bills.  It is anticipated that the information will be available on the Village Website (www.villageofshorewood.org ) on or about December 6; and tax bills will be received by postal delivery the second week in December.  You may continue to watch the website for further information as to the exact date they will be available. 




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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.-5 p.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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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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What can you do if your teen is hurting on the inside?

Teens and Mental Health Part 2: Resiliency, Resources, Advocacy



Whether your teen might be at risk or if you want to learn proactive steps for you and your family, this 3-part program delivers. This program developed just for PARENTS is presented by a panel including child psychologist David Cipriano, Ph.D.; high school social worker Terry Carr, LCSW; and two area parents who share their personal family stories. You may arrive wondering what you'll learn, but you'll leave armed with the knowledge and tools to help your own family or friends.



This event will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Whitefish Bay High School Cafeteria (lower level). Please use the Marlborough Street entrance door.


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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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Public Works  

DPW News and Notes


Leaf Collection


Adverse weather conditions may suspend bulk leaf collection.  DPW staff will assess weather conditions and equipment needs on a daily basis through the bulk collection period, which ends on Friday, December 6.  Bagged leaves can always be collected (regardless of conditions) on the day of your regular refuse collection.  If you have questions, please contact DPW at 847.2650.


Special Collections Reminder


Under the current ordinance, any refuse items placed at the curb for disposal may be collected by DPW at any time and billed back to the adjacent property owner at a double fee.  The cost for a special collection is $50 and arrangements for special collections may be made at the DPW (7 a.m. -3:30 p.m., M-R; Fri 7 a.m.-11 p.m.) or the Village Hall (M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.).  Payments must be made prior to the collection and can be in the form of cash or check at DPW or cash, check or credit/debit at the Village Hall.


Curbside Brush Collection


Curbside brush collection is complete for the season. Residents wishing to dispose of brush may bring it to the DPW yard on the first Saturday of the month until chipping resumes in April. A charge of $15 for a truck/trailer does apply.




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December Employee Anniversaries

The following employees celebrate anniversaries with the Village in December:


IanMossPolice Department6
PeterCahillManager's Office2
Police Department


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Turkey Day Tips from the North Shore Fire Department 


A major concern of the North Shore Fire Department over the Thanksgiving Holiday is people who use turkey fryers to cook their "bird." Without a doubt, they taste great if done right, but, the fryers can be dangerous if used incorrectly. Experts recommend consumers choosing to fry a turkey follow the following safety guidelines:

  • Completely thaw and dry the turkey before cooking. Partially frozen or wet turkeys can produce excessive hot oil splatter when added to the oil. ( If you have a minute, simply do an internet search for "frozen turkey fire" and there are a number of videos showing the dangers of attempting to fry a frozen or partially frozen turkey.)
  • If you are going to fry or grill your turkey, make sure you do it OUTSIDE and AWAY from your home or deck.  
  • Use your fryer on a flat surface to prevent accidental tipping.
  • Check the oil temperature frequently.
  • Do not attempt to extinguish a fire with water.Keep an all-purpose fire extinguisher and a cell phone nearby.
  • Never leave the fryer unattended.
  • Keep children and pets away from the fryer.


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Calendar of Events

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 bake sale and café
- Shorewood High School spirit wear and accessories

- Great ideas for your holiday gift shopping!



AFS Showcase  
Fri., Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.
High School Auditorium

This is a variety show, consisting of dance, music, instrumental, theatre and comedy.  This year's theme is "Silhouette."  Proceeds benefit the AFS Program and Shorewood Drama.









Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Board Highlights
Budget Approved
MMSD Grant
Tax BIll
Late Season Leaf Collection
Tax BIll
BID Holiday Events
Election Info.
Election Info.
Poll Workers
Best Buddies
Shorewood School District
NSF Safety Tips
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

Design Review Board
Thursday, December 05, 2013 at 5:00 PM
Committee Room

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

Parks Commission

Tuesday December 10, 2013 at 5:30 PM
Manager's Office

Board of Appeals
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 5:30 PM
Court Room

Pedestrian and Bike Safety
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Committee Room

Library Board Meeting
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 5:00 PM
Shorewood Library

Quote of the Week
Thanksgiving comes to us out of the prehistoric dimness, universal to all ages and all faiths. At whatever straws we must grasp, there is always a time for gratitude and new beginnings.

-J. Robert Moskin

Health Tip


While you might think it makes sense to save up calories for the big Thanksgiving meal, experts say eating a small meal in the morning can give you more control over your appetite and help you eat less.
Environmental Tips

One of the best ways to reduce your waste this Thanksgiving is to plan ahead for the meal and practicing portion control. Creating a list of your best guess approximate per person food and drink portions can help you reduce all that food waste.
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