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

Village Board Meeting Highlights 

 

The Village Board held its regular meeting on Monday, March 17. The Board:  

  1. Approved Ordinance Regarding Bicycles, Motor Bicycles and Other Vehicles to allow for the Registration of Motor Bicycles. 
  2. Approved the Professional Services Agreement for 2014 Murray Reconstruction Project Construction Inspection Services
  3. Approved the Award of Contract for 2014 Basin 6 Phase II Sewer Improvement Project
  4. Approved the Professional Services Agreement for 2014 Basin 6 Phase II Project Construction Inspection Services

 

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Voter Registration

The April 1, 2014 Election 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. 
All three locations will be used for the April 1, 2014 Spring 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

ALL POLLING PLACES WILL OPEN AT 7 A.M. AND WILL CLOSE AT 8 P.M.
Absentee voting and registration in the Clerk's Office, 3930 N. Murray Avenue, will conclude on Friday, March 28 at 5 p.m. and registration will resume on Election Day.  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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Second Tax Installment

 

The second real estate tax installment is due on March 31, 2014.  Payment may be made in person, dropped in the white drop box behind Village Hall, at either North Shore Bank branches and online by either credit card or e-check, here. Please take note of the fees for credit card and e-check payments.  Failure to submit payment by May 31 may result in penalties and interest added to any outstanding balance. 

 

 

  

 

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Welcome Neighbors Event  

 

Welcome neighbors and the library join forces to provide Forms and Fun: Tax prep and Voter registration on April 6 at 10am. Enjoy a cup of coffee, get a personal library card for you and your children, finish up any tax-time forms, sign-up for Recreation Department classes and register to vote. Activities for kids are available while you take care of business. RSVP recommended by April 2 to welcome@villageofshorewood.org  

 

  

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Annual Police Department "Town Hall" Meeting

 

 

The Shorewood Police Department will be holding a "town hall" meeting on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Village Center (lower level of the Library) to give residents a review of 2013, what the police department's plans are for 2014 and to listen to residents about their concerns and questions. Police Chief David Banaszynski and some of his staff will be on hand to answer any question or address resident concerns. Residents who have specific questions or concerns they want addressed that night can e-mail the department in advance at police@villageofshorewood.org  and Chief Banaszynski will respond to your concern.

 

 

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"Cannon Shots" Warning 

 

On Thursday, March 27, 2014, the School District of Shorewood will be presenting the annual District Orchestra Festival.  This concert will involve over 500 musicians from Lake Bluff, Atwater, SIS and SHS.  The performance will be held in the SHS Arena at

7 PM.

 

For this year's finale, the orchestra students will perform Tschaikovsky's "1812 Overture," and as part of the performance, a member of the North Shore Fire Department will be setting off 13 small explosions (representing the famous cannon shots in the overture).  These "cannon shots" will occur at approximately 8 PM at the west entrance to the Arena.  The Shorewood Police Department and the Shorewood Village Hall have been notified of the cannon shots, and we are alerting nearby residents so that everyone understands the origin of the loud sounds.  Thank you!

 

 

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Another Successful Coffee with a Cop!

 

Thank you to everyone who showed up to our Coffee with a Cop at Colectivo. We enjoyed the conversation and will bring back your concerns to the right people. Thank you Colectivo for the beautiful location and good coffee.

Our third and final scheduled Coffee with a Cop is set for Sunday, April 6th from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Stone Creek Coffee, 4106 N. Oakland Avenue. Stop buy and let me buy you a cup of coffee!

  

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Have you seen the New Library Website Yet?

The library recently unveiled the new ShorewoodLibrary.org. After spending nearly a year working with Milwaukee web developer, Byte Studios, the new Internet home for Shorewood Library is complete. The Library staff designed this site with the library user in mind, making it simpler to access the library catalog  and research databases.They've added a staff-written blog to keep you in the know, and highlighted other ways you can connect to the library and your community. Please explore it and don't hesitate to let the Library know what you think!

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Soup Cook-Off  

 

Detective Lora VanderSchaaf came away with the first place award for the 2014 employee Soup Cook Off. The theme of this year's competition was healthy soups to coincide with our employee wellness initiative. Her awesome heart healthy Italian soup was selected the winner in the face of some tough competition. Congrats Lora!!  

 

 

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Conservation Committee Event, April 5- Rain Gardens and Rain Barrels: Explore the Hows and Whys

Learn how you can collect rain water for your lawn and garden, save money and help improve the water quality of Lake Michigan and the Milwaukee River.

Enter our free drawing to win a rain barrel courtesy of MMSD that was decorated by local artists.
The event will be held on Saturday, April 5 at 10am in the Village Center (lower level of Shorewood Library)

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 Spring Bike Safety 

 

As we approach (finally) warmer weather, kids will be out biking, skateboarding and playing sports.   The North Shore Health Department would like to remind parents and children to check the fit of the bike and the helmet before warm weather gets here, and replace helmets if they are too old or too small to be effective.   Like car seats, bicycle helmets have a limited time that they are effective.   While car seats "expire" after approximately 6 years, bike helmets have a usable lifespan of about 5 years.   Especially in our climate, with very hot and very cold weather, the helmet components lose strength and are at risk for failure.   Additionally, while many sports require helmets for safe participation, bicycle helmets are not the right helmet for all sports.   Contact the North Shore Health Department for information on which helmet to use for various activities, or use our website to link to www.SafeKids.org.   

 

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Last Chance for the Teen Photo Contest at the Library

The Winter Online Photo Contest for teens in grades 7-12 is going great! We've had quite a few amazing entries so far, and are looking for lots more. So send in your Instagram snaps, your old-school film photos, and anything in between. Each photographer can submit up to three original pictures for consideration. Ends March 28.

Not a teen but want to see what's going on? Check it out at

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Coyote Safety Info  


As more people head outdoors to enjoy the warmer weather, concerns about coyote encounters also increase. Recently, Shorewood staff attended a seminar on coyotes presented by Mequon and Bayside. Staff learned about:
  • Insight on coyote ecology and behavior
  • Discussion on why coyotes are in our communities
  • Tips for coexistence with coyotes
  • Ways to keep your pets safe
  • Coyote hazing techniques
Most coyotes are not harmful to humans or larger pets, but they can be very dangerous to smaller pets and other small animals. The Village of Bayside has an excellent web resource on coyotes that includes helpful tips for residents. We encourage concerned residents to check it out... http://www.bayside-wi.gov/?nid=152  

 

 

 

 

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Calendar of Events   

 

SHS Spring Band Concert

Tues., March 25 at 7 p.m.

SHS Auditorium

This event is free and open to the public. 

 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Party

Village Center Meeting Room

Wimpy Kid fans unite! Come play games & trivia and generally geek out in celebration of your fave book series. (Recommended for Wimpy Kid fans in grades 3 and up)  

 

District Orchestra Festival 

Thurs., March 27 at 7 p.m.

SHS Arena

This event is free and open to the public. 

 

 

 

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Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Board Highlights
Voter Registration
Second Tax Installment
Town Hall Meeting
Coffee with a Cop
New Library Website
Soup Cookoff
Conservation Event
Spring Bike Safety
Teen Photo Contest
Featured Article
Special Village Board Meeting - Vision Plan
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Police Department "Town Hall" Meeting
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Village Center

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

Municipal Court
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Court Room

Elder Services Board
Thursday, April 03, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Village Center

Conservation Committee
Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Committee Room
Quote of the Week

I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day.

James Joyce




Health Tip

 

 

Phase out one or more processed foods (soda, cookies, chips -- you know what they are), and replace it with a whole food. Lose the salty pita chips for whole, unsalted almonds, and sugary desserts for fresh fruit.

Environmental Tips

Don't use the dishwasher's drying setting; let dishes air dry instead. Open the door to dry the dishes more quickly.
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