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December 26, 2013     
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo

 

Village Board Meeting Agenda

The Village Board will hold its regular meeting on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:30 PM. The Board will:  

  1. Hear a Presentation by the Police Department on Lean Process
  2. Hear a Presentation Pertaining to the Village-wide Survey
  3. Consider Agreement with Vierbicher for Update of Central Business Master Plan
  4. Consider Harbor Retirement Associates Development Agreement, 1111 E Capitol Drive
  5. Consider a Request to fill Vacant Position of Code Compliance Inspector in the Planning and Development Department 
  6. Consider a Resolution for Plan Amendment of Diversified Benefit Services 
  7. Consider Transfer of Funds from Plein Air Arts Event Profits to the Shorewood Foundation  

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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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New Year's Hours

 

  • Village Hall offices will be closed on January 1, 2014.

  • On December 31, the Customer Service counter at Village Hall will be open until noon for paying tax bills.

  • The Library and Department of Public Works will be closed on December 31, 2013 and January 1, 2014.

 

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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 Customer Service and the Clerk's office will be closed at 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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Holiday Refuse/Recycling Collection

 

The holiday refuse collection for the week of December 30 will be:

 

Monday route -  same as usual.

Tuesday route - picked up on Thursday, January 2, 2014.

Wednesday route - picked up on Friday, January 3, 2014.

 

If you are scheduled for recycling pickup the week of December 30, the schedule will be:

Monday route - same as usual

Tuesday route - picked up on Thursday, January 2, 2014

Wednesday route - picked up on Friday, January 3, 2014.

 


A reminder, the Public Works compactor hours for the month of January are:  Saturday, January 4, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

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January Employee Anniversaries

The following employees celebrate anniversaries with the Village in January:

 

Nathaniel Brain, Library Clerk, 7 years

Tim Carey, Library Clerk, 2 years

Daniel Hetzel, Route Collector, 1 year

Elizabeth Price, Senior Resource Center Director, 11 years

Kate Strattner, Library Clerk, 2 years 


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Voter Registration

 

If you are new to Shorewood or have recently moved to a new location within Shorewood, you may wish to take a few moments to complete a Voter Registration application. 

 

You may either come to Village Hall between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or mail your application http://tinyurl.com/lp52shz to 3930 N Murray Avenue, Shorewood WI  53211.  If you are registering for the first time and submitted your form by mail; registering to vote less than 20 days before Election Day; or registering at the polling location on Election Day, you must provide proof of residency.  Examples of proof of residency include:  a current and valid Wisconsin driver license or identification card; utility bill; bank statement; paycheck or a real estate tax bill or receipt for the current year or the year preceding the date of the election.  By completing this process you will be included on the poll lists on Election Day and not have to complete the form and additional process on Election Day.   

 

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Shorewood Police Tips for Protecting your Home When Traveling  

 

Many people travel during the holiday season. If you are planning to leave for an extended period of time, please check out these tips:

 
  • Activate your alarm system (if you have one).
  • Inform a trusted neighbor of your travel plans and ask them to collect mail and watch your home while away.
  • Sign up for the Shorewood Police Department's vacation watch list.
  • Consider using automatic timers to switch interior lights on and off at preset times. Indoor lighting gives the impression of occupancy.
  • For extended absences, consider hiring a trusted house sitter.
  • Don't advertise your absence. Never leave a message on your answering machine that tells thieves you are away.

 

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Welcome Neighbors is Hosting its First-Ever Saturday Reception!

Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 10 a.m., the Welcome Neighbor Program invites all of our new neighbor families and friends of Shorewood, Wisconsin to a coffee reception and special behind-the-scenes look at Shorewood's Police and Fire departments.
 
Come explore the beautiful building that houses two of Shorewood's finest institutions - the Police and Fire departments. This is a sneak peek tour that will be useful to all and especially fun for kids of all ages. Free and open to the public, please RSVP to receive a New Neighbor goody bag and hat for the kids. Shorewood Schools will be represented at this fun and informative reception.
 
Location: Shorewood Police and Fire Station, 3936 N. Murray Ave, Shorewood, WI  53211. We will meet in the front lobby.  Scheduled events include:
 
10 a.m.  Greeting, Coffee
10 - 10:15  a.m.  Orientation and Introduction of Fire Battalion Chief John Maydak and outline of tour; Introduction of Chief of Police David Banaszynski
10:15-10:45 a.m.  Tour of Firehouse and Police Station, including upstairs lodgings, the fire pole and the jail.
10:45-11 a.m.  Photo opportunities on fire/police vehicles, Q&A
 
RSVP to welcome@villageofshorewood.org by Wednesday, January 8, 2014.
 

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High Ratings Again for Shorewood's Library 

 

The professional publication Library Journal  

released its annual ratings of American public libraries.  Once again, Shorewood had the highest score of all Milwaukee County libraries.  Among the 1,399 libraries across the country comparable to Shorewood in funding, Shorewood ranks 78th.  While our recent survey showed that the community certainly appreciates the library, it is nice to know we compare so favorably with other libraries.
  

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Public Works  

DPW Reminder

 

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

  

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Pet Licenses Are Now Available for 2014

Pet licenses are required within 30 days of ownership for dogs and cats ages 5 months and older. Licenses may be obtained at Village Hall, 3930 N Murray Ave. and require proof of rabies vaccination and verification that the animal has been spayed or neutered, if applicable.  Pet licenses are $12 for a spayed/neutered animal and $24 for others. Annual renewal is due on or before March 31.  A late fee of $6 or $12 will be assessed for applications on or after April 1.

Number of Dogs and Cats Allowed

It is unlawful for any person or persons, partnership or corporations to keep, maintain or harbor more than two dogs or cats in any resident, household, dwelling unit or place of business within the Village of Shorewood. This means not more than two dogs or two cats, or one dog and one cat, totaling not more than two pets.
A special permit allowing the harboring, keeping or maintaining of more than two dogs or cats may be obtained from the Village Manager, if he determines that the issuance of such special permit will not be injurious to the public health, safety or welfare.  The annual cost for this additional permit is $15.

Both pet license and extra pet license applications forms are available on the Village website.

 

 

 

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2014 Recycling Calendars

 

The 2014 recycling calendars will be delivered to each one-three family residence in Shorewood beginning December 16.  Calendars may also be downloaded here from the Village website. 

 

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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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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Was your Present an E-Reader?

Remember, the library provides access to ebooks.  The Shorewood Library participates in a state-wide consortium to purchase and loan ebooks to Wisconsin residents.  In addition, the libraries in Milwaukee County have a joint purchasing program in place to provide additional copies of popular titles to Milwaukee County residents.  Unfortunately, the relationship between publishers and public libraries has not been sorted out when it comes to ebooks.  Some publishes will not sell to libraries and some others charge extremely high prices for ebook titles.  Hopefully, there will soon be an agreement with the publishing industry and more ebooks will become available.


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Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Board Agenda
Happy Holidays
Holiday Hours
Tax BIll
Refuse Collection
Employee Anniversaries
Voter Registration
Vacation Safety Tips
Welcome Neighbors!
Library Rankings
DPW Reminder
Pet Licenses
Recycling Calendars
Xmas Tree Collection
E-Books
Shorewood Conservation Committee Meeting
Thursday, January 02, 2014 at 7 PM
  
Community Development Authority Meeting
Friday, January 03, 2014 at 7 AM
 
Village Board Meeting
Monday, January 06, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Court Room

Municipal Court
Wednesday, January 08, 2014 at 5 PM
Court Room

Health Tip


Watch out for hidden caffeine. Think hot cocoa is a soothing way to end a winter's night? Hold on to your marshmallows. Chocolate, even the powdered kind, contains caffeine, as do many over-the-counter pain medicines that you might pop at night to get a head start on a hangover.

 

Environmental Tips

This is the year you can finally forego those plastic 2009 glasses, the cheesy top hats, the disposable noisemakers, the paper streamers. Try making your own decorations - from soda can lanterns to plastic bottle snowflakes - out of recyclable materials.
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