www.villageofshorewood.org
March 27, 2014      
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo


Best Intergenerational Communities Award

A delegation from Shorewood (Guy Johnson, Pat Rauch,Hayley Tsuchiyama, Elizabeth Price, and  Sue Kelly) , pictured here with Rep. Gwen Moore and Milwaukee County Dept. on Aging Director Stephanie Stein  traveled to Washington, D.C. this past week to accept a "Best Intergenerational Communities" award, one of four awards given nationally. Congratulations on this tremendous recognition!

This Friday, March 28, three Shorewood residents (Arundhati Pillai, Julie Thauer, and Pat Rauch) will appear on WTMJ-Channel 4 TV's "The Morning Blend" to talk about Shorewood as a great intergenerational community.  Tune in at 9 a.m. to catch the show live or check the website later to watch the segment

 

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Central District Master Plan Open House a Great Success!

 

On March 20, over 80 residents attended the open house event and shared their thoughts about the future of Shorewood's business district.  After a short presentation highlighting the successes since the original plan's adoption in 2006, residents broke into groups and reviewed the drawings of the commercial districts, commenting on what they like about the changes and improvements and what improvements they would like to see.

 

Another public meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 21, to reveal the findings and ask for feedback on the recommendations.  If you weren't able to attend the first meeting, we ask that you tell us about any improvements or changes you feel should be made regarding development areas, desired uses, pedestrian and bicycle improvements, or anything else you feel would be useful to the planning effort.    Click here to share your thoughts with us. 

 

Plan updates are available on our website under Community Development or you may contact Planning Director Ericka Lang with questions and comments. She may be reached at 414.847.2647 or elang@villageofshorewood.org.

 

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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 March 31 may result in penalties and interest added to any outstanding balance. 

 

 

  

 

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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.

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

  

 

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Welcome Neighbors Event  

 

Welcome Neighbors and the Library join forces at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 5 to provide Forms and Fun: Tax Prep and Voter Registration. 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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Keep in Touch with Shorewood E-Newsletter!

 

Starting this Friday the Village, School District, Library and Business Improvement District will periodically release "Keep in Touch with Shorewood", an events newsletter that will provide residents with up-to-date information on events, key dates and deadlines.  The e-newsletter will also give you new opportunities to connect with all the entities via our social media outlets. Keep in Touch by watching your inbox!

 

  

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New Website Photo Contest

 

Shorewood is working with CivicPlus, a national leader in municipal website design, to re-vamp its website www.villageofshorewood.org.  The new site is expected to launch at the beginning of June.

 

Beautiful, vibrant photos will play a significant role on our new website.  While we have numerous photos to choose from, we invite members of our Shorewood community to take high-resolution, high-quality photos to be possibly featured on our new  website.  Please take photos of what you think makes Shorewood a special place to live, work and play.  Selected photos will be featured on our new website's front page with a credit to the photographer.   

 

Please submit your photo(s) to manager@villageofshorewood.org or drop them off at Village Hall, 3930 N Murray, in a digital format (CD or USB drive) by June 2.  Please be sure to include your email and/or phone number so that if your picture is chosen proper credit can be given.  The selected photographers will be featured in an article for the Village Manager's Weekly Memo.

 

 

 

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Final Coffee with a Cop 

 

Join the Police Department for a cup of coffee and good conversation on Sunday, April 6 from 1:30  to 2:30 p.m. at Stone Creek Coffee, 4106 N. Oakland Ave. Stone Creek just remodeled their store, join us as we spend a Sunday afternoon discussing Shorewood. This will be the last Coffee with A Cop for this year.

 

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Public Works Department of Public Work's Annual Report

The Department of Public Work's 2013 Annual Report is available for download here. Were you wondering how many tons of materials were recycled or how many trees were pruned in 2013?  Maybe you wanted to know how many gallons of fuel were consumed or how many manholes were inspected?  Take a look!

 

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Conservation Committee Event, April 5 at 1 p.m.- 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. The barrel is courtesy of MMSD and was decorated by local artists.
The event will be held on Saturday, April 5 at 1 p.m. in the Village Center (lower level of Shorewood Library)

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Spring into Wellness at the Senior Resource Center 

 

The Spring into Wellness program at the Senior Resource Center will be held on Wednesday, April 2 at the Senior Resource Center. This popular program returns to help you "spring" into good health with a wide variety of stay well and feel good resources and FREE activities. Door prizes will be drawn every hour! Please join the fun!

 

9 am                   Healthy Snacks, Coffee and Tea

 

9 am - 12 pm      Private Memory Screenings, Vision, Hearing and Balance and Cardiac Wellness Screenings, Hand Grip Strength Evaluations, Blood Pressure Checks and More!

 

9:15 - 9:45 am    Zumba Gold Class with Mimi Oxman

 

10 - 11:30 am     Relaxation Class - Developing Positive Emotional Habits/The Emotional Habits of Happy People with Certified Stress Management Consultant Elizabeth Lewis              

 

11:30 am - 12 pm  Sample a freshly prepared Vegetarian Indian Dish by Sivakumari Pattormadom Parvati - Vegetable Chickpea Curry

 

 

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Autism Awareness Month 

 

The Village of Shorewood has recognized April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day and April as Autism Awareness Month.  We applaud the efforts that have been made with regard to research, diagnosis, education and awareness and support the continued efforts of those agencies who advocate for those experiencing this disorder.  President Johnson will make the official proclamation at the April 7 Village Board meeting.

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April Anniversaries

The following employees celebrate anniversaries with the Village in April:

LeeannButschlickDPW19 Years
KevinCariniPolice18 Years
DaveBrunkerDPW16 Years
GaryLendaPolice14 Years
JohnSchaal, Jr.Police13 Years
ErickaLangPlanning8 Years
Cy KaderlikPolice7 Years
JustinBurrisPlanning2 Years

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Car Seat Collection Day

 

The North Shore Health Department and the North Shore Fire Rescue will be participating in the SafeKids Annual Car Seat Collection Day on April 26.  This event provides a way for residents to drop off old car seats for recycling.  Seats older than 6 years (the safe life expectancy of a car seat), or car seats that have been involved in a crash will be collected and dismantled to be properly disposed.  Also accepted will be car seats that have been recalled, have broken or missing parts, and any unwanted car seats.  Stop by the Brown Deer Fire Station, 4401 W. River Lane, from 9:00-11:00 AM to drop off unwanted car seats.  For more information, check the SafeKids website, here.

 

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Rain Barrel!-Update

Due to an unforeseen loss of funding, the rain barrel program through UWM we publicized will not be taking place. We apologize
for the inconvenience. Please see the Conservation Committee event on April 5 as another way to pursue information on rain barrels.

 

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Calendar of Events   

 

Welcome Neighbors Event  

Sat., April 5 at 10 a.m

Shorewood Library

See article Above

 

SHS  and SIS Jazz Concert 

Thurs., April 10 at 7 p.m.

SHS Auditorium

This event is free and open to the public. 

 

Atwater Family Dinner
Atwater School

Featuring Atwater Idol at 7 p.m. 

 

Recreation Department Activity Night
Fri., April 25 at 7 p.m.
Shorewood Intermediate School
For students in 7-8 grade at Shorewood Intermediate School. From 7-9 p.m. visit shorewoodschools.org for more information.

 

 

 

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Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Intergenerational Award
Commerical Districts
Second Tax Installment
Voter Registration
Welcome Neighbors
Keep in Touch
Website Photo Contest
DPW Annual Report
Conservation Event
Spring Into Wellness
Car Seat Collection
Rain Barrel Program-Update
Events
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

Village Board Meeting
Monday, April 07, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Court Room

Municipal Court
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Court Room

Special Village Board - Vision Plan- Board Committees and Commissions
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Village Center

Library Board Meeting
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Library

Quote of the Week

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

John Quincy Adams






Health Tip

 

If your a student, you've probably been sitting most of the year working at the computer, studying, or in class. During spring break, take the opportunity to start a fitness program or join a exercise class.

 


Environmental Tips

Rather than being left with a half a bucket of paint that you will never use,
buy paint in smaller quantities to ensure its full use.
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