February 21, 2014      
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo


Village Board Meeting Highlights

The Village Boardheld its regular meeting on Tuesday, February 18. The Board:  

  1. Approved the Reimbursement of Reserve "Class B" License Fee Under the Alcohol Beverage Grant Program for North Shore Boulangeria at 4401 N Oakland Avenue
  2. Awarded the Contract for 2014 Street Reconstruction Program  to Stark Asphalt 
  3. Approved a Policy Regarding Ash Tree Removal in 2014 Construction Project Areas
  4. Approved a Request for Establishing a 2014 GLRI Program
  5. Approved a Resolution for Post Debt Compliance
  6. Approved a Salary Ordinance Amendment

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Election Results 

In the School Board primary on Tuesday, Margaret O'Schmidt (14.85%), Gregg Davis (18.15%), Ruth Treisman (25.58%) and, Paru Shah (34.29%) all won the opportunity to run for school board in the general election on April 1.The Village had a 5.27% turnout. For full results, please click here

Please remember to mark your calendar for the April 1 Spring Election. The ballot will contain local races for Trustee, School Board, several County-level positions, as well as, a referendum on political contributions by corporations. 


Please contact the Village Clerk's office at 847-2608 if additional information is needed.


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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!

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

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

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Staff Raffle and Fundraiser

Forty employees were able to attend our annual breakfast and raffle. Many walked away with some fabulous raffle items that were accumulated throughout the year as gifts from vendors.  Because of staff's generous support of the raffle and the auction item-signed Green Bay Packer football (won by Kim Schneider of the Health Department) -- $155 was raised and will be donated to Toys for Tots.



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Boards, Committee and Commission Appointments


The Village of Shorewood is seeking applications for the following Boards, Committees and Commissions:  Board of Review, Conservation Committee, Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Committee, Public Art Committee and Library Board. 


Board of Review - The Board meets according to need during evening hours for several meetings in the spring to complete the Open Book/Board of Review process.  More frequent meetings are held after a full reassessment of the Village.  The Board hears appeals regarding assessed property values set by the Village Assessor and also certain procedural functions in approving the Village tax roll.


Conservation Committee - This Committee meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.  The Committee conducts research on relevant data and works with local environmental experts and organizations.  It educates village government, businesses and residents on pertinent environmental issues and collaborate with them to implement new sustainable, healthy practices.


Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Committee - This Committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.  The primary focuses of the committee are advocacy and the development of programs to educate motorists and pedestrians on safety matters.


Public Art Committee - This Committee meets on the first Friday of the month at 7:30 a.m.   The Committee is looking for volunteers that have an interest and expertise in the arts, public art, community involvement and leadership, fundraising, and community or regional networking.  Members are required to attend and actively participate in monthly meetings and help orchestrate and implement the goals of the PAC to include activities, education, and planning and implementing specific activities. 


Library Board - The Board meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m.  The Library Board determines direction and policy for the Library and its programs.  The Board is responsible for long-term planning for efficient library operation.


If you are interested in applying for any of these appointments, please submit your application to the Clerk's Office no later than March 7, 2014.  Applications will be reviewed and appointments set for interviews.  You may obtain the application on our website at www.villageofshorewood.org under the Quick Links or contact the Village Clerk's office at 847-2608.  Applications are kept on file for two years.  You may also review the list of Boards, Committees and Commissions and submit applications for any selection that is not listed above.  Your application may be considered during the year if a vacancy occurs.  Thank you for considering volunteering for one of these great opportunities. 


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Welcome New Neighbors Event at Tochi 


The Welcome New Neighbor (WNN) Program would like to invite you to attend the upcoming monthly Meet and Greet on March 6 at the newly opened Asian noodles restaurant Tochi (located in the Garden Room) from 7 - 8 pm.  Please RSVP to welcome@villageofshorewood.org.

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Health Insurance Education Event: Federal Marketplace & BadgerCare

The North Shore Health Department, Columbia St. Mary's and Milwaukee Enrollment Network are hosting a Health Insurance Education Event on the Federal Insurance Marketplace and Badgercare at the Shorewood Village Center on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 6 pm.

As of 2014, many people are eligible for Health Care Coverage through the Healthcare Marketplace or the State of Wisconsin BadgerCare+ program.

BadgerCare+ and Marketplace Insurance plans cover doctor visits, hospital stays, prescription medicines, check-ups and more.
Come to the Health Insurance Education Event for free information on the Marketplace and BadgerCare+.

There will be a presentation by Covering Kids & Families and enrollment assisters will be on site to answer questions. Full enrollment in the Marketplace will require an appointment through an enrollment site.


For information about the presentation, please contact the North Shore Health Department at (414)371-2980.

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Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 1, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.  


You are invited to our Suess Celebration and Read-a-thon in honor of Dr. Seuss's 110th birthday. The event will kick off with local celebrities reading from their favorite Dr. Seuss books. Then all library visitors are encouraged to join our Read-a-thon. We will count total pages and minutes read in the library between 11:00 and 2:00 that day. You can also enjoy Seuss-tacular craft, tattoos, trivia, refreshments, and prizes!


This is an event for everyone to attend and no registration is required.



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Sustainable Shorewood 


Trustees Tammy Bockhorst and Pat Linnane are testing IPads for the Village as a part of a pilot program to potentially move Trustees to paperless board packets. The current paper packets average around 120 pages per meeting and use approximate seven whole boxes of paper each year, as well as, fuel for police staff to deliver them to Trustees. If the IPad pilot program proves successful, the Board will switch over to paperless packets sometime this year.



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Please De-Ice your Sidewalks


With the freezing rain we experienced yesterday, we encourage you to check your sidewalks for ice and remember you are responsible for de-icing your sidewalks. These actions help keep Shorewood a walkable place for all residents!

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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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  


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  



Special Saturday Extra: French Storytime with Alliance Francaise  

Sat., Feb. 22, at 10:30 am


Geared towards families with young children. This even is free of charge. 






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Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Board Agenda
Election Results
Coffee with a Cop
Staff Raffle
New Nieghbors Event
Insurance Education Event
Suess Read-a-thon
Sustainable Shorewood
Snow and Ice Removal
Citizens' Academy
Solo and Ensemble Event
Special Village Board Meeting - Vision Plan
Monday, February 24, 2014 at 6:00 PM
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

Village Board Meeting
Monday, March 03, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Court Room

Municipal Court
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Court Room

Quote of the Week

I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.

George Washington

Health Tip


Follow these safety rules if you become stranded in your car. 

  • Stay with your car unless safety is no more than 100 yards away, but continue to move arms and legs.
  • Stay visible by putting bright cloth on the antenna, turning on the inside overhead light (when engine is running), and raising the hood when snow stops falling.
  • Run the engine and heater only 10 minutes every hour.
  • Keep a downwind window open.
  •  Make sure the tailpipe is not blocked.
Environmental Tips

If you have an older water heater, wrap it in insulation to conserve heat. Also wrap any exposed pipes in insulation.
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