February 14, 2014      
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo


Village Board Meeting Agenda

The Village Board will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. The Board will: 

  1. Hear a LEAN presentation from the Planning and Development Department 
  2. Consider Reimbursement of Reserve "Class B" License Fee Under the Alcohol Beverage Grant Program for North Shore Boulangeria at 4401 N Oakland Avenue
  3. Consider Award of Contract for 2014 Street Reconstruction Program    
  4. Consider Policy Regarding Ash Tree Removal in 2014 Construction Project Areas
  5. Consider Request for Establishing a 2014 GLRI Program
  6. Consider Request for Capital Reserves to Fund 2014 Shorewood Waters Program 
  7. Consider Resolution for Post Debt Compliance
  8. Consider  Salary Ordinance Amendment

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Shorewood Wins Best Intergenerational Communities Award!


Below the press release for Generations United: The MetLife Foundation and Generations United proudly announced that the Village of Shorewood, WI has been selected to receive one of four MetLife Foundation/Generations United America's Best Intergenerational Communities Awards. The awards are designed to heighten awareness of the importance intergenerational solidarity plays in building strong, supportive communities.


'We congratulate the Village of Shorewood, WI for earning this designation. It takes a great deal of effort and forward thinking to create a community where members of every generation want to live," notes Donna Butts, executive director of Generations United. The other award recipients are the communities of: Maricopa County, AZ; City of Parkland, FL; and Reston, VA. Two other communities were named National Finalists: Miami Gardens, FL and Rye, NY.


In its application, Shorewood described strong community support for its school district and for involving residents young and old in community planning.  Shorewood has also developed initiatives to become more senior-friendly, through such efforts as the Shorewood Connects Yard Clean-Up days in fall and spring and joint programming between the Shorewood Senior Resource Center and the Shorewood Schools.  It was also noted that places such as the Shorewood Community Fitness Center and the Shorewood High School pool create a welcoming environment for community members of all generations.  


Village of Shorewood President Guy Johnson remarked, "We are proud of all the work that goes into making Shorewood a place that values its youth and values adults of all ages." Longtime Shorewood resident Julie Guzniczak adds, "It has only been in recent years that I have truly appreciated the gift of 'generational living.'  The many kindnesses that our neighbors and their children have extended to us now that we are among the 'Grandpas' and the 'Grandmas' on the block touches my heart."


Presentation of this year's awards will occur on March 25 at the Cannon House Building, Room 121 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The Best Intergenerational Communities awards program is made possible with a grant from MetLife Foundation.


Thank you to Sue Kelley who led the effort and all of the support from the community that made this prestigious honor possible! 




Primary Election February 18, 2014 


A Primary Election will be conducted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 for the School Board race. All three locations will be used for the February 18 Primary Election.



Location                                                           Wards

Library/Village Center, 3920 N Murray Avenue      1, 2, 3, 4

Shorewood High School, 1701 E Capitol Drive       5, 6, 7, 8

Lake Bluff School, 1600 E Lake Bluff Blvd             9, 10, 11, 12





Absentee voting and registration in the Clerk's Office, 3930 N Murray Avenue, will conclude on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 5 p.m. and registration will resume on Election Day at each polling location.  Please remember to bring proof of residence when you are registering to vote.


If you have additional questions regarding Election Day, please contact the Village Clerk at 414-847-2608.



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Men's Club Blood Drive- Tomorrow!

The Shorewood Men's Club Community Blood Drive is scheduled for Tommorrow, Saturday, February 15, from 8 a.m. till 1 p.m. at the Shorewood Village Center. Anyone interested in donating may contact Jeff Hanewall at 687-7418 or shorewoodmensclub@wi.rr.com for an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome. The drive is conducted by the Blood Center of Wisconsin.


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Coffee with a Cop

Join your neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation!


No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood!

February 27, 2014
7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Einstein Bagels
4301 N. Oakland Ave.

*Free small coffee with any purchase & with a flyer (get from an officer that morning) or show this ad on your phone

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Shorewood Public Schools - Excellence in Teaching Awards

SEED is pleased to announce the establishment of the Shorewood Excellence in Teaching Award. The Shorewood SEED Foundation worked with an anonymous donor who designated their funds to be used solely for this purpose.   
Annual award(s) will recognize teachers who demonstrate a deep commitment to academic and artistic achievement, model professional and innovative teaching practices, and inspire students, colleagues, and the community through their dedication and leadership.
The eligible teachers can be nominated by their peers, students, community members or district parents, and will be invited to participate in an application and review process. Parents, please encourage your children to nominate their talented teacher(s).
An independent volunteer committee will select the Shorewood Excellence in Teaching Award recipients, who will receive a monetary award made possible by a donor directed gift. The selection committee is comprised of highly accomplished professionals in education and leaders in the community.
The Shorewood School District is honored by the opportunity this generous gift creates to work with the community to recognize and encourage professional achievement in our schools, and to establish the Awards as an important annual celebration of our commitment to excellence in education.
The nomination form is available online. Recipient(s) will be announced in June. A minimum of $5,000 will be awarded to faculty member(s) in 2014.
You can visit the SEED Foundation website for more information about the Shorewood Excellence in Teaching Award, eligibility guidelines, nomination form, and deadlines.  If you have any questions about this award and/or process, email Melissa Nelsen at mnelsen4@wi.rr.com.
Please nominate your treasured teachers!   



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Shorewood, WI
Vision Plan Update

On Monday, the Village Board met with consultant Barbara Grant to discuss the Vision Plan. At this meeting,
the Board finalized the Vision Statements and started to develop Vision Goals. On Tuesday, Barbara Grant met with staff to begin to discuss the potential implementation steps for the Vision Goals. The Board plans to meet again on this topic on February 24. The goal is to have the project complete by April.  To keep up with the latest on the Vision Plan and view the preliminary Vision 2025 goals, click here.

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Snow and Ice Removal Program 


As the snow continues to fall this winter, please remember that
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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Shorewood PD Citizens' Academy begins in March

On March 6, the Shorewood Police Department will kick-off its 11th Citizens' Academy session. The program, which began in 2004, has been well received and remains a popular program within the community.

The academy consists of a series of classroom instruction and some hands-on applications of several different topics relating to law enforcement and the criminal justice system. In addition, students get to spend time as a ride-along observer with a Shorewood Police Officer.

Some of the topics covered in the program include traffic and OWI enforcement, drug enforcement, domestic violence, defensive and arrest tactics, criminal investigations, the criminal justice system, crime prevention, and other community based issues.

Participants even get instruction on firearms and, if they choose, can take a turn on the range actually firing department weapons under the guidance of a range officer.  

The goal of the Citizens' Academy is to promote citizen interaction with the police department and to make people feel more comfortable with police officers. A truly safe community means a working partnership between the police department and the citizens. This program encourages better awareness of what people need from the police department and what the police department needs from them.

Participants of the Citizens Academy must be 18 years of age or older and must live, work or own property in Shorewood. Exceptions are made to college students who are interested in a career in criminal justice or are enrolled in a criminal justice program.

The Citizens' Academy meets every Thursday night for 10 weeks from 7 until 10 p.m. It is held in the lower level of the Village Center.

Those interested in attending the next Citizens' Academy need to complete a registration application which is available at the Shorewood Police Department or it can be completed online at the department's website, www.villageofshorewood.com/police. Class size is limited; so those interested are urged to sign up as soon as possible.

If you would like additional information on the Citizen's Academy, contact Lt. Jeff Schmidt at the Police Department at 847-2610 or send him an e-mail at jschmidt@villageofshorewood.org

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Solo and Ensemble Event on March 15 


Shorewood High School and Shorewood Intermediate School will be hosting Solo and Ensemble Contest on Saturday, March 15. More than 1,000 students (and their families) from throughout the north shore are expected to attend the event. The students will be performing for judges at both SHS and SIS from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Due to the influx of vehicles, the village's parking restrictions will be lifted during the event. 




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Calendar of Events  


Boutique Blowout

Sat.,Feb. 15 at 8 a.m.

Atwater School Cafeteria


On February 15, the 6th annual "Boutique Blowout" will be held in the Atwater Cafeteria from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. The $5 admission fee will be donated to the Shorewood Recreation and Community Services Department "Round Up for Recreation" program, which provides financial support for anyone unable to afford the department's activity fees! Come check out this great event & score some awesome bargains!



Shorewood School District "Band-O-Rama"

Wed., Feb. 19 at 7 p.m.

Shorewood High School Auditorium

The annual concert showcasing the Shorewood School District's entire band program is slated for 7 p.m. on February 19. Featuring the combined Atwater and Lake Bluff fifth and sixth grade bands, Shorewood Intermediate School seventh grade concert band and eighth grade Symphonic Band and Shorewood High School Concert Band, the third installment of Band-O-Rama will take place in the High School arena, 1701 E. Capitol Dr. 


The purpose of this program is to show students and their parents the progression of musicianship from beginners all the way through high school. 


Admission to all district band concerts is free.


Recreation Department Activity Night

Fri., Feb. 21, 2014 at 7 p.m. 

Shorewood Intermediate School

The Shorewood Recreation and Community Services Department will be hosting Activity Nights including a DJ playing music by request, dance floor and open gym at Shorewood Intermediate School.  Activity Nights will run from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.  Activity Nights will be supervised by parent chaperones. Parents are expected to chaperone at least one Activity Night during the year. For more information, click here


Atwater Pancake Breakfast

Sat.Feb. 22, 2014 at 9 a.m.

Atwater Elementary School

Pre-registration is $6 and tickets at the door are $8. Children ages two and under eat free. All proceeds benefit Atwater Elementary School. 

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Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Board Agenda
Intergenerational Award
Election News
Men's Club Blood Drive
Coffee with a Cop
SEED Teacher Award
Vision Plan Update
Snow and Ice Removal
Citizens' Academy
Solo and Ensemble Event

Municipal Court
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Court Room

Village Board Meeting

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Court Room

Business Improvement District
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 8:30 AM
Committee Room

Design Review Board
Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Committee Room

Community Development Authority
Friday, February 28, 2014 at 7:30 AM
Committee Room

Quote of the Week

In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed.

Sid Caesar

Health Tip


Considering how to enjoy those extra minutes of sunshine at the end of the day?  Why not use them getting a few extra minutes of exercise outside:  chop that ice, move some snow off the mountain by your driveway, walk up and down the driveway (carefully if there's ice) a few extra times.  

Environmental Tips

Check your refrigerator door seals: close the door on a piece of paper that is half in and half out of the refrigerator. If you can pull the paper out easily, you may be leaking cold air and wasting electricity.
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