April 17, 2014      
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo

Men's Club Easter Egg Hunt


The Shorewood Men's Club 2013 Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 19 at 9am. sharp at Hubbard Park!
There will be areas for all different age groups.  An area for newborns to 3 year olds,  4 to 6 year olds, and 7 to 10 year olds. There will be over 10,000 eggs and the Easter Bunny will be there for pictures. 


Additionally, Hubbard Lodge will have a special pancake breakfast at 9:30 a.m. after the hunt.  For more information or reservations, please contact Hubbard Lodge at 332-4207


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Village Board Agenda

The Village Board will hold its regular meeting on Monday, April 21. The Board will:
  1. Consider Resolution for Public Art Fund 2013 Surplus Transfer
  2. Consider Resolution Declaring Official Intent to Reimburse Expenditures From Proceeds of Borrowing
  3. Consider Contracts for JSH Writing and Marketing, PRWorks and Dan Makouske for the Plein Air Event
  4. Consider Approval of Bid for Atwater School Parking Lot Reconstruction as a Partnership with the Shorewood School District
  5. Consider 2014 Atwater Proposal from Marek Landscaping
  6. Discuss Next Steps in Developing the Plan for Expansion/Remodel of the Police Station
  7. Consider Outdoor Dining Special Privilege Application for  Oakcrest Tavern, Sendiks, Camp Bar, Stone Creek Coffee, Colectivo Coffee, NaNa Asian Fusion, Thief Wine, Yo Mama and Coffee Nation/Smoothie Nation
  8. Consider Approval of the Transient Merchant Permit Application for Ben Morrissey
  9. Consider Resolution to Extend the Term for Robert Petrie to the Community Development Authority until May 2018
  10. Consider Resolution to Extend the Terms for Marian Maris and Jean Gurney  to the Library Board until May 2017
  11. Consider Approval of Second Hand Jewelry and Article Dealer License, Shorewood Coin Shop, 4409 N Oakland Avenue for the Remainder of 2013-2014 License Year
  12. Consider Approval of Second Hand Article Dealer License, Rethreads, 1920 E Capitol Drive for the Remainder of 2013-2014 License Year
  13. Appoint Josh  Libertore to the Conservation Committee with a Term to Expire May 2015


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Holiday Closings 


Village Hall will be closed for the Spring Holiday on Friday, April 18, 2014. 


The Library will also be closed on Sunday, April 20 for the Easter Holiday.  


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Parking Restrictions Lifted 


For the Easter holiday, overnight parking will be lifted Thursday night, April 17 for Friday, April 18.


Parkers will need to call for permission to park on the street on Sunday, April 20 for Monday morning.




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First Annual Small Plates Event   



Attention foodies, Shorewood BID presents Small Plates Week, April 22-27, a new event which offers the perfect chance to sample great neighborhood cuisine without taking a bite out of your wallet.  Over 20 Shorewood restaurants and food businesses have created one or more delicious small plate items priced from $3-$8.


Small Plates Week gives local food and beverage establishments the opportunity to spotlight their Chef's talent and creativity through original small plate concepts or to showcase existing menu or store items that are available at a special price.  The menu includes appetizers, small entrees and desserts with something to please everyone in the family.


Participating Restaurants include:


Baker's Square, Benji's Deli & Restaurant, The City Market Café, Colectivo Coffee Roasters, Culvers, Goody Gourmets (available at Camp Bar), Einstein Brothers Bagels, Falbo Brothers Pizza, Harry's Bar & Grill, Indulgence Chocolatiers, Miss Cupcake Bakery, NaNa Asian Fusion & Sushi Bar, Nehring's Sendiks on Oakland, North Shore Boulangerie, North Shore American Legion, North Star American Bistro, Oak Crest Tavern, Pick n' Save, Subway, Thief Wine, Three Lions Pub, Tochi, Vedo's Pizza, Village Pub & Grill and Yo Mama! 

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Turkeys Trot around Shorewood 


Many of you may have noticed the appearance of a few wild turkeys in Shorewood. These birds become acclimated to humans and traffic and can become a bit of a nuisance. Unless the turkeys are actively attacking a human or a pet, the Police Department will not respond to remove them.

While turkeys are intimidating and can be aggressive, they are virtually harmless. Show dominance over the turkey by making loud noises or shoo them away with a broom.  
  • Don't feed turkeys.
  • Keep bird feeder areas clean.
  • Do not allow turkeys to be comfortable in the presence of people; chase turkeys away from your residence.
  • Cover windows or other reflective objects If a turkey is pecking at a shiny object such as a vehicle or window, cover or otherwise disguise the object. Harass the bird by chasing it, squirting with a hose or other means of aggression.
  • Protect your gardens. You can harass turkeys searching for food in your gardens. Dogs tethered on a run can also be effective in scaring turkeys away from gardens. Netting is another option to employ.
  • Educate your neighbors. Pass this information along: Your efforts will be futile if neighbors are providing food for turkeys or neglecting to act boldly towards the birds. It requires the efforts of the entire neighborhood to help keep wild turkeys wild. Turkeys are important and valuable birds in Wisconsin. They are classified as game birds for which regulated hunting seasons and management programs have been established. If you are experiencing problems with turkeys or have any questions regarding them, contact your nearest DNR Office at (414) 263-8500.

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Volunteers Needed For Annual Spring Yard Clean-Up Day


Saturday, May 3, is the annual Spring "Shorewood Connects" Yard Clean-Up Day, linking neighborhood volunteers with older and disabled adults who need help getting their yards ready for Spring.  Volunteers are needed between 9 a.m and 12 p.m. to clean out garden beds, pick up lawn debris and rake leaves at the homes of older and disabled adults.  If you are interested in helping out, please pre-register with Michelle Boehm by April 28 at (414) 698-4369 or michelle.boehm@sbcglobal.net.

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Conservation Committee Fair, May 3

Join us on Saturday, May 3, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. in the Atwater School Parking Lot, 2100 E. Capitol for a variety of educational events, coffee from our local Colectivo and the opportunity to dispose responsibly of your old non-hazardous items.

Reusing and recycling beats a landfill, so we are accepting the following items at this community event:

  1. Personal documents for secure shredding
  2. Usable clothing and household items (Goodwill)
  3. Electronic items-free for most, small fee for TVs and appliances
  4. Metals
  5. Expired and unwanted medications and supplements (Police Department)
  6. Unwearable tennis shoes, corks, compact flourescents (wrapped in newspaper) and extra building materials

Note: No liquids, injectables, solutions or syringes will be accepted. Illicit substances are not part of this initiative and must not be placed in the collection containers.


Hazardous substances such as old gasoline, oil-based paint, solvents and other chemicals will not be accepted today, but you can bring them to the MMSD Hazardous Waste Collection trailer at the High School this summer or to the hazardous waste collection site in Franklin year round.

Enter our two free drawings to win a compost bin or a rain barrel decorated by local artists. An additional 20 plain rain barrels will be raffled off.  Winners will receive a voucher and be able to pick up the rain barrels from the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewer District.
If  it rains, we will meet inside in the cafeteria

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Wisconsin's electronics recycling law took effect January. 1, 2010, when manufacturers of certain consumer electronics were required to collect and recycle electronics from Wisconsin households and schools under the E-Cycle Wisconsin program. Beginning Sept. 1, 2010, many consumer electronics-including TVs, computers, printers and cell phones-could no longer be put in the trash or sent to landfills and incinerators in Wisconsin. During the most recent year of the program, registered collectors took in 38.8 million pounds of electronics, or 6.8 pounds per Wisconsin resident-one of the highest rates in the country.


Shorewood residents can recycle most electronic items at no charge (TVs @ $10 per set) during the Saturday compactor hours at the DPW.  for more information, please see www.villageofshorewood.org/dpw and click on the recycling page.



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Ash Tree Replacement Program Update


Recently, you may have noticed that several Ash trees near construction sites have been removed. These removals are part of the Village's overall policy to replace selected ash trees in construction areas as another tool in the fight against Emerald Ash Borer (E.A.B). If not managed properly, 25% of the Villages 6,200 street trees could be threatened by Emerald Ash Borer. The Village's policy regarding Ash tree replacement is as follows:


The policy adopted by the Village Board in 2014 calls for the removal of any ash tree with a condition rating of less than 50% (fair or poor). Additionally, all European and green ash trees, regardless of condition, with a diameter breast height (DBH) of less than 24 inches will be replaced. European and/or green ash larger than 24 DBH in good or very good condition will be treated as part of the Village's annual ash injection program. White ash in good or very good condition will not be removed as recent studies indicate they may show more resistance to EAB than other ash varieties.

For more information about the Ash Tree Replacement Program and EAB, click here.


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Understanding Knob-and-Tube Wiring - What You Need to Know


The majority of Shorewood's homes were built by the 1930s using knob-and-tube wiring. Knob- and-tube wiring is somewhat controversial today, but having knob-and-tube wiring in your house isn't always a problem. In fact, it is not inferior to modern wiring in many ways, as most believe. Understanding knob-and-tube wiring and its common issues will help you determine whether or not it needs to be replaced. The breakdown of the insulation over time on knob-and-tube wiring is often the reason it is replaced. It's important to note that this is frequently the result of overheating or mechanical abuse. While knob-and-tube wiring is older, it is not necessary to replace it simply because you have it in your house.  An evaluation of your wiring should be completed each year.


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Spring Street Sweeping


The Department of Public Works completed the first round of street sweeping in April.  The sweeper, purchased jointly with Whitefish Bay, is maintained in Shorewood.  In early March the vacuum pick-up head was removed and rebuilt by Shorewood's two mechanics in preparation for the much anticipated warmer days of spring.  The truck mounted sweeper uses steel brooms to scour the gutter line flipping debris into the center of the pick-up head where it is pulled into the hopper.  A total of 74,720 pounds of material was removed from the streets.  Please help us keep the streets clean by bagging yard waste for collection on garbage route days to keep it from the storm sewer inlets and out of our rivers and lakes.


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Calendar of Events  

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.


Lake Bluff Rummage Sale

Sat., April 26 at 9 a.m.

Lake Bluff School

From 11 a.m. to noon fill a bag for only $3. 


Annual Wearble Art Show

Sat., May 3 at 9:30 a.m.

Village Center

Presented by the Shorewood Woman's Club ; 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Village Center.




Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Easter Egg Hunt
Board Agenda
Holiday Closings
Parking Restrictions
Small Plates Event
Turkey's Trot
Spring Clean-up
Conservation Event
Ash Tree Replacement
Knob and Tube
Street Sweeping
Village Hall Offices Closed
Friday, April 18, 2014

Village Board Meeting
Monday, April 21, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Court Room

Plan Commission
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Committee Room

Design Review Board
Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Committee Room

Conservation Committee
Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 7:00 pm.
Committee Room
Quote of the Week

You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.

Pablo Neruda

Health Tip


With the warmer weather, there may be temptations on your break that involve different or high-risk activity (boating, roller-blading, four-wheeling, etc.). Think twice before putting yourself at risk for injury. Be sure to use appropriate safety gear before venturing out, such as seat belts, life vests, or knee pads.


Environmental Tips

Buy products in reusable containers such as glass jars and sturdy plastic dairy tubs. Reuse these containers when buying bulk foods, for leftovers and mixing concentrated juice.
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