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December 19, 2013     
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo

 

Village Board Meeting Highlights

The Village Board held its regular meeting on Monday, December 16, 2013. The Board:  

  1. Approved Resolution Authorizing the Issuance and Sale of $5,550,000 General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2013A (See article below for more information) 
  2. Approved Ordinance Related to 2014 Wage and Fringe Benefits for Village Personnel of General Classification and Management Commencing January 1, 2014
  3. Approved Ordinance Related to 2014 Wages and Fringe Benefits for Lieutenants and Sergeants Commencing January 1, 2014
  4. Approved Amendment No. 8 to Amended and Restated North Shore Fire Department Agreement
  5. Approved Water Utility Advance from the General Fund 
  6. Approved the Human Resource Appendices - Salary Plan- General Class        
  7. Approved a Resolution for the Village to Vacate N. Sherburn Place and Discontinue Land by Request of HRA Senior Living for a Senior Assisted Development at 1111 E Capitol Drive
  8. Approved an Appointment of Election Inspectors for 2014-2015 Election Cycle 
  9. Approved the Human Resource Appendices- General  

 

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Happy Holidays!  

 

While many of us will be at our homes enjoying the holidays with our families, Shorewood Police and North Shore Fire will still be on the job, maintaining peace and safety in our community.  Public works staff will be on call to handle salting, plowing, and other needs.  We are thankful for all of our police, fire, dispatch, public works, and other public safety personnel for their extra dedication during the holiday season.

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Holiday Hours

 

  • Village Hall offices will be closed on December 24, December 25 and January 1.

  • On December 31, the Customer Service counter at Village Hall will be open until noon to accept payments for tax bills and other fees only.

  • The Library and Department of Public Works will be closed on December 24, December 25, December 31, and January 1.

 

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Tax Bills

 

Tax bills have been mailed and are also available on the Village Website (www.villageofshorewood.org).

 

Payments may be made in the following manner:

  1. Pay at Village Hall, 3930 N Murray Avenue.
  2. Deposit the payment in the white mailbox in the back of Village Hall.  Please include your name, address, phone number and tax key number for property.
  3. Pay online with our online services.  If paying online, please note the additional charges for payment by credit card and electronic check as outlined on the informational page.
  4. Pay at either one of the Shorewood North Shore Bank offices.  Only full payments and installments are accepted at the bank.  For overpayment and partial payments, please use options 1, 2 or 3. 

Please note that the Clerk's office will be closed on Tuesday, December 24; Wednesday, December 25; noon Tuesday, December 31; and all day Wednesday, January 1.  Payments received with a December 31 postmark or placed in the Village Hall drop box after noon on December 31 will be applied as of December 31, 2013.  If that is not your intent, please enclose a note informing us you would like the payment posted to your account in January, 2014.

 


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Shorewood, WI  Shorewood Refunding Bonds

 

At Monday's Board Meeting.the Village recently approved the sale of $5.5 Million in refunding bonds The purpose of these bonds is to take advantage of the current low interest rates that available to municipalities and refund (pay off) any eligible older bonds with higher interest rates. The Village had two such bonds that were eligible to be refunded within the next year. The savings to the Village in future principle and interest payments as a result of this refunding was $239,694.

 

 

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Holiday Refuse Collection

 

Week of 12/23 - Monday route as usual.  Tuesday's route on Thursday 12/26; and Wednesday's route on Friday 12/27.

 

Week of 12/30 - Monday route as usual.  Tuesday's route on Thursday 1/2 and Wednesday's route on Friday 1/3

 

January compactor hours:  Saturday, Jan 4 8am -2pm. 

 



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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. The 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 847.2610 to report areas that are not adequately cleared or email snow@villageofshorewood.org


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Did you know that only about half of the prescription drugs and other newly emerging contaminants in sewage are removed by treatment plants?

 

That's the finding of a new report by the International Joint Commission, a consortium of officials from the United States and Canada who study the Great Lakes. The impact of most of these "chemicals of emerging concern" on the health of people and aquatic life remains unclear. To address this issue, the Village of Shorewood started a prescription drug collection program for Shorewood residents to help protect our children and our environment.

 

Shorewood Residents Only - Proper ID required

 

WHEN: Monday through Friday

            8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

     Saturdays  

            8:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.

 

WHERE: Shorewood Police Department

             3936 North Murray Avenue

 

WHAT TO BRING: Bring prescription medication in the original container (remove your name from the bottle but leave the name of the drug please) and over the counter medications, ointments, sprays, inhalers, creams and pet medications. 

 

DON'T BRING: Illegal drugs, biohazards material, needles/sharps, personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions, etc.), household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas)

 

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North Shore Fire/Rescue Foundation

 

Are you looking for a tax-deductible way to support your local fire department?  The North Shore Fire/Rescue Foundation can help! 

 

Over the years, the Foundation has been a crucial partner to the department.  Their contributions have helped provide things like, new defibrillators and pediatric supplies and equipment for ambulances and paramedic units, as well as fire prevention materials that help the department reach more than 5,000 school age children during Fire Prevention Month. 

 

Please consider making a generous donation to the North Shore Fire/Rescue Foundation.  This is an opportunity for you to donate locally and have a positive effect on your community. 

 

To make a donation online please visit www.nsfire.org and follow the "Make a Donation" link within the "I Want To" tab on the top of the site.  Donations can also be sent to: 

 

North Shore Fire/Rescue Foundation

4401 W River Lane

Brown Deer, WI 53223

 

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Public Works

 

2014 Recycling Calendars

 

2014 recycling calendars will be delivered to each 1-3 family residence in Shorewood beginning Monday, December 16.  Calendars can also be downloaded from the website, here.  In 2012, the Village of Shorewood officially recycled 1,149 tons of material, a rate of 31.9% per capita.  Did you know that Shorewood receives 50% of the sale proceeds of items recycled curbside?  Please do your part to help the environment and reduce our operating costs - recycle!

 

 

 

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Health Department Cook Books on Sale for the Holidays

 

Looking for a small gift to give?  The Health Department has the North Shore Cookbook available for $5 at our Brown Deer and Shorewood offices.  Over 250 recipes were submitted by people in the North Shore area to encourage people to cook with ingredients from our local farmers' markets and to try healthier recipes. Was a recipe submitted by someone you know?  A participant list is included in the recipe book.

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Christmas Tree Collection

 

Christmas trees will be collected curbside during the month of January. Trees which are cleaned of lights and ornaments will be chipped for compost.  PLEASE be sure that lights and any bolts or screws from the stand have been removed as these can cause costly damage to our chipper.

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Winter Emergency Kit 

Now that winter is officially here,if you haven't prepared an emergency kit for your home and car, do so now.  Go to the following web site for what's needed: http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/

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Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Board Agenda
Happy Holidays
Holiday Hours
Tax BIll
Refunding Bnds
Refuse Collection
Snow Remoal
Prescription Drug Disposal
North Shore Fire/Rescue
Recycling Calendars
Cook Books
Xmas Tree Collection
Winter Emergency
Village Offices Closed for Holidays
December 24-25, 2013
December 31, 2013
January 1, 2013

Quote of the Week

This is my wish for you: peace of mind, prosperity through the year, happiness that multiplies, health for you and yours, fun around every corner, energy to chase your dreams, joy to fill your holidays.
-D.M. Dellinger


Health Tip


People who forgive themselves after one high-calorie setback were less likely to give up and keep bingeing. So if you indulge in an extra piece pie don't think, I've blown it. Might as well move on to the eggnog. Just forgive yourself for the extra piece of pie.

 

Environmental Tips

Here are a couple tips to make your Christmas Tree more energy efficient:
  • Replace old string lights with energy-efficient LED lights.
  • Using timers to automatically turn off holiday lights helps conserve energy.
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