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January 2, 2014      
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. Police Department Promotional Ceremony - Lt. Christine Preston and Sgt. Karl Simandl

  2. Make a Proclamation for Lt. Paul Sullivan on His Retirement

  3. Hear a Presentation by the Police Department on Lean Process
  4. Hear a Presentation Pertaining to the Village-wide Survey
  5. Consider Agreement with Vierbicher for Update of Central Business Master Plan
  6. Consider a Request to fill Vacant Position of Code Compliance Inspector in the Planning and Development Department 
  7. Consider Transfer of Funds from Plein Air Arts Event Profits to the Shorewood Foundation   
  8. Consider Reserve "Class B" License for Intoxicating and Fermented Malt Beverages for La Orangerie, Inc. d/b/a North Shore Boulangerie, Agent Gene C Webb, 4401 N Oakland Avenue  

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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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Tax Bill Information

 

Tax season is upon us.  As a reminder to our residents, January 31,  2014 is the deadline for timely payment of either your full 2013 real estate tax bill, or the first installment of your  2013 real estate taxes, with subsequent installments due on March 31,  2014 and May 31,  2014 to pay your taxes in full.  There are additional options to pay your taxes online to include credit cards and electronic checks. To pay your taxes online, click here. Keep in mind that both of these methods will incur a fee paid by the resident.   We thank those residents who are providing stamped, self-addressed envelopes for the return of their paid receipts, which allows staff to more expeditiously process the return of these receipts.  You may direct any questions regarding the tax bills or the tax collection process to the Village Clerk/Treasurer by phone at  414.847.2608 or by email at cto@villageofshorewood.org.  


 

 

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What do the North Shore Communities have planned for 2014?

 

North Shore Now interviewed top officials across the North Shore about their plans for the New Year. To see what Shorewood and the other North Shore communities have planned for 2014, click here. 

 

 

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Snow and Ice Removal Program 

 


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

 

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Tips for Extreme Cold Weather 

 

We will be experiencing an extreme cold snap at the beginning of next week. We encourage you to avoid being outdoors as much as possible, but if you must leave your home here are a few tips:

 

 

  • Dress warmly and stay dry.
  • Wear a hat, scarf, and mittens.
  • Avoid frostbite.
  • If you have to do heavy outdoor chores, dress warmly and work slowly.
  • Avoid walking on ice or getting wet.
  • Notify friends and family where you will be before you go hiking, camping, or skiing.
  • Avoid traveling on ice-covered roads, overpasses, and bridges if at all possible.
  • If you are stranded, it is safest to stay in your car.

 

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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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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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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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New Years Health Tips from the North Shore Health Department

Happy New Year!  Another chance to start off doing some things differently for those of us who may want to change some of our habits.  What should I start with?  Don't try everything at once:  get up earlier, eat more fruits and vegetables, exercise more, watch less TV, stop eating sweets.  This year start with one thing you can succeed with and then move on to another and when you've mastered that, add another. 

 

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Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Board Agenda
Voter Registration
Tax Bill
North Shore in 2014
Snow and Ice Removal
Extreme ColdTips
Xmas Tree Collection
Welcome Neighbors!
Pet Licenses
New Years Health Tips
Village Board Meeting
Monday, January 06, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Court Room

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

Design Review Board
Thursday, January 09, 2014 at 5:30 PM
Committee Room

Shorewood Foundation
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 4:30 PM
Committee Room

Pedestrian and Bike Safety

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 7 PM
Committee Room
Quote of the Week

What I've learned most is that no one has a monopoly on truth or wisdom. I've learned that we make progress by listening to each other, across every apparent political or ideological divide. 

 

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan 

Health Tip

 

Cover your cough or sneeze with your upper sleeve, and try to avoid touching your face with your hands. If you use a tissue, throw it away after one use, and wash your hands.

 

Environmental Tips

Use natural cooling and heating, when possible. Open a window in the summer or put a sweater on in the winter instead of adjusting the thermostat.
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