February 27, 2014      
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo


Village Board Meeting Agenda

The Village Board will hold its regular meeting on Monday, March 3. The Board will:


  1. Consider Resolution Recommending the 2014 North Shore Fire Department Fees for Service Schedule
  2. Consider Professional Services Agreement for Cross Connection Control 
  3. Consider 2014 PPII Lateral Rehabilitation Program
  4. Consider Supplemental List of Election Inspectors Provided by the Republican Party of Milwaukee County


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Voter Registration


Are you new to the Village? Or moved within the Village? Now is the time to register to vote.  The next Election will be held on April 1, 2014 and includes races for the Court of Appeals - District 1; Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Branches 7, 21, 27, 31, 32, 40 and 41; School Board Members; and Village Trustees.  You may register four different ways:  (1) come to Village Hall between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. up to and including Friday prior to the Election; (3) drop your application in the white mailbox no later than March 13; (3) mail your application (if you are a first time Wisconsin voter you must include proof of residency) postmarked no later than March 13; or (4) access the MyVote website https://myvote.wi.gov/Home.aspx to register online.  Please follow the instructions and mail or personally deliver your application to the Village Clerk if using the MyVote website or your application will not be processed and you will not be included in the poll books on Election Day.  All applications received after March 13 will require proof of residence. 




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Cold Weather Tips from DPW

The cold weather seems to be sticking around, so DPW would like to remind you to: 


1.Check the temperature of your water.   Normal groundwater temperatures are typically in the upper 40s and lower 50s, so check the water in your home if you are concerned about freezing pipes. To do so, you can use a simple digital thermometer. If it's getting close to 32, you should take action to prevent freezing/bursting.


2.Prevent the bursting of pipes by keeping water moving. In your home, this can be done by simply letting a faucet run at a low rate.  A dripping faucet wastes water, so only pipes vulnerable to freezing (ones that run through an unheated or unprotected space) should be left with the water flowing. The drip can be very slight. Where both hot and cold lines serve a spigot, make sure each one contributes to the drip, since both are subjected to freezing. If the dripping stops, leave the faucet(s) open, since a pipe may have frozen and will still need pressure relief to prevent bursting.


3.Check Heating Components. With the early and extended cold weather we've seen so far, heating components have been running far more than usual. Maintain furnaces to make sure they're operating correctly and replace filters more often.


4.   Check empty and vacant buildings. Is a neighbor or relative on vacation?  A great deal of frost or condensation on windows may indicate that a heating system has failed and water is running due to frozen and/or broken pipes.

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Natural Lawn Workshop With Amy Joyce


The Conservation Committee is presenting a Natural Lawn Workshop with Amy Joyce this Saturday at 10 a.m. Learn how to upgrade the health of your lawn and green space in a natural way. It is better for you, your kids, your pets, your neighbor's pets, wildlife, our river, our lake and our future!It is possible to have a lovely lawn without using chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Join us to learn how and also peek at the exhibition area just north of the Library building afterward.

Enter our free drawing to win a rain barrel courtesy of MMSD and decorated by local artists. 


Saturday, March 1 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Village Center (lower level of the library building).  


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Welcome New Neighbors Event at the Garden Room


The Welcome New Neighbor (WNN) program invites you to attend the upcoming monthly Meet and Greet on March 6 at the Garden Room, 2107 E Capitol Drive, from 6 - 7 p.m.  Guests will have the opportunity to tour the Garden Room spaces, including the glass rooftop greenhouse, and the new restaurant Tochi.  Guests will also be able to join the artist reception for Slava Yanovsky at Tochi as well.  Please R.S.V.P. to welcome@villageofshorewood.org by Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

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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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Author Visit with Kathy Reichs! 


Shorewood Library, in collaboration with Boswell Books, is excited to present author Kathy Reichs! The forensic anthropologist turned bestselling author of the Temperance Brennan series - on which the FOX TV show Bones is based - and the young adult series Virals, will be at the Library on Tuesday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m., with her co-author and son Brendan Reichs to promote the latest book in the Virals series.


Reichs wrote books one and two in the series solo, but brought in her son Brendan to help with books three and four. Pick up the Virals series and you're a fan of thriller mysteries like the Temperance Brennan books, James Patterson's work, or other YA sci-fi thrillers like James Dashner's The Maze Runner or Michael Grant's Gone.


Boswell Books will have books for sale and the Reichs will both happily sign autographs and take pictures with you. Bring your own books, or be ready to purchase some here.



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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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Paczki Day at the Senior Resource Center!


Bring a friend and stop by the SRC this morning to enjoy a traditional Fat Tuesday treat from 10 am - 11 am.  Paczki (jelly, prune and custard filled donuts) and coffee will be served free of charge while supplies last. Candidates running for local trustee and school board seats have been invited. It's your chance to ask questions and get to know them a little better. All are welcome!




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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   


Dr. Suess Read-a-thon

Sat., March 1, 2014 at 11 am  



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.


SIS Play: "Mulan Jr."

Thurs., March 7 and Fri. March 8 at 7:30 pm

SHS Auditorium 

Members of Shorewood Drama are currently working on the SHOREWOOD INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL MUSICAL, MULAN.  Travel back to the legendary, storytelling days of ancient China with Disney's MULAN JR., the action-packed stage adaptation of Disney's film.

11th Annual Swing with Shorewood
Sat, March 8 at 6 pm
Pier Wisconsin


The SEED Foundation's eleventh annual Swing with Shorewood event wil be held on Saturday, March 8th at 6 p.m. at Pier Wisconsin! This exciting venue provides outstanding views of the lakefront and downtown, as well as dinner catered by Bartolotta's. This important event helps fund grants for projects and programs in each of our public schools. Since 2004, Swing with Shorewood has raised nearly $585,000 to help teachers and schools implement new academic curriculum and safety programs, purchase new computers and other classroom equipment, and much more.

If you would like to reserve tickets for this year's event, or if you have questions, please contact Melissa Nelsen or print and return the RSVP.







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Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Board Agenda
Voter Registration
Cold Weather Tips
Natural Lawn Workshop
New Neighbors at Garden Room
Citizens' Academy
Author Visit
Insurance Education Event
Paczki Day
Solo and Ensemble Event

Village Board Meeting-Vision Plan
Monday, March 03, 2014 at 5:30 PM
Court 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

Special Village Board- Vision Plan
Monday, March 10, 2014 at 6:00 PM
Committee Room

Shorewood Foundation Meeting
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 4:30 PM
Committee Room

Parks Commission
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 5:30 PM
Manager's Office

Pedestrian and Bike Safety
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Committee Room

Quote of the Week

My characters aren't losers. They're rebels. They win by their refusal to play by everyone else's rules.

Harold Ramis

Health Tip


Limit bath time for healthier skin. Hot water and long showers or baths remove oils from your skin. Limit your bath or shower time, and use warm - rather than hot - water.
Environmental Tips

Many families spend over $260 each year on paper towels and napkins. Switch to cloth napkins, sponges, and cloth towels or wipes.
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