July 31, 2014 
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo


Village Board Meeting  

Monday, August 11, 2014


The Village Board typically holds only one meeting in August.  The next board meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Monday, August 11, 2014.  


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Special Village Board Meeting   

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 


There will be a Special Village Board meeting on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 6 p.m.  The Board will have an update and discussion on the Village of Shorewood's Sanitary and Stormwater Management Plan. There will also be updates on other capital improvement projects.

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National Night Out-

Wednesday, August 13 


Join us at Shorewood's National Night Out, an anti-crime and drug prevention event. The event will be held at the Shorewood Village Center, 3920 N. Murray Ave., on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Activities will take place indoors and out.


Some of the features at this year's event include: Dunk a cop in a dunk tank, the seatbelt simulator, rock wall climbing, self defense techniques, a K9 unit, mounted patrol from the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department, Fire Department, Department of Public Works and much more.  


Please join us for this worthwhile community crime prevention event!


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Welcome Neighbors Program!


Each month Welcome Neighbors hosts an open meet and greet at a location in Shorewood.  The meet and greet is meant to help new neighbors get to know the village.


Join us for the next Welcome Neighbor event at Kingo Lutheran Church on the corner of Olive St. and Wilson Dr. All are welcome, especially our newer neighbors and friends of Shorewood.


When:  Saturday, August 2, 10-11 A.M.

Where: Kingo Lutheran Church, 1225 E. Olive Street, Shorewood, WI

Cost:  FREE!


Please RSVP to the Welcome Neighbor Program (call 414-847-2721 or email at welcome@villageofshorewood.orgif you would like a Welcome Bag full of informative brochures, coupons and a few goodies from local businesses.


Kingo serves the community by providing a home for some of Shorewood's family-focused organizations, including Whitefish Bay-Shorewood Nursery School, Music for Aardvarks parent/child music classes and Well-Rounded Maternity yoga and childbirth classes.


Come and meet teachers from these organizations, while enjoying live music provided by Jennifer Murphy Damm from Music for Aardvarks.


Coffee, lemonade and light refreshments will be provided.


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 Shorewood's New Village Assessor


The Village of Shorewood has contracted with Accurate Appraisal, LLC to conduct the assessment work for 2015-2017.  The field inspections for 2015 will occur around April. Accurate will be physically viewing any property that has changed from the previous year.  This includes all new construction, property splits, and properties that have been issued a building permit.   All Accurate Appraisal's Assessors will carry identification and drive marked vehicles. Value change notices will be sent in late April, with the open book being held in May (dates to be determined).


If you have questions regarding this process, please contact Accurate Appraisal LLC at 1-800-770-3927 or email us at info@accurateassessor.com. 



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July Staff Anniversaries! 



The following employees celebrate their anniversaries in July: 
Rick Zimmer                Public Works            27 years
Mike Dondlinger           Public Works            21 years 
Cyndee Farnham         Clerk's Office              8 years 
Jackie Beard               Police Department       8 years 
Nichole Giese              Police Department       8 years 
Mike Kerr                    Police Department       6 years 
Bill Nowak                   Public Works               6 years 
Crystal Kopydlowski     Planning                      4 years 
Susan Lyles                 Library                       2 years 
Peter Schmid               Library                       2 years 



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North Shore Health Department News


The Do's and Don'ts of Healthy Swimming


The Health Department has several tips about the do's and don'ts of healthy swimming practices:


  • Do not put pool, lake, or river water in your mouth! 
  • Do not put your head under the water in a whirlpool: you can get an ear infection.
  • Do take a shower (soap and water) before going into a pool.
  • Do shower after swimming in a lake or river
  • Do enjoy your swimming experience; by following a few simple rules, you will.
  • For more about safe swimming go to http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming



Immunization Clinics for Children


We have immunization clinics for children with no health insurance. Our next immunization clinics are Tuesday, August 12, 10-11 a.m. at the Brown Deer Office, and Thursday, August 14, 3-4:30 p.m. at the Shorewood Office.  Appointments are required and can be made by calling 414-371-2980.


Car Seat Safety Check A Success!


The car seat event at Sommer's Automotive on July 22, a great success! Approximately 25-30 seats were checked or installed, helping make child passengers safer.





Blood Pressure Screenings


Would you like your blood pressure checked?  The next screening is Wednesday, August 6, 1:30-3:30 pm at the  Lydell Community Center, 5205 N Lydell Ave., Whitefish Bay.  No appointment is needed.




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Voter Registration Information


Wisconsin Act 182 of 2013, was passed as Senate Bill 267, and became effective on April 4, 2014. The Act requires that voters provide documentation establishing proof of residence (POR) as part of the voter registration application. The requirement applies to all electors who are not military or permanent overseas electors. An older version of the registration form does not list this requirement. This information must be included with the new registration form in order to be processed.


If you are new to Shorewood or have recently moved to a new location within Shorewood, you may wish to take a few moments to register to vote in the upcoming August Primary and November General Elections. You can register at Village Hall, 3930 N Murray Avenue, Shorewood, Wis., between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, now through August 8 or you may register at your polling location on Primary Election Day.


You may download the registration application at http://tinyurl.com/oaqdkqr for the General Election.



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 August is Pet Amnesty Month!


Are you harboring a fugitive? Make your pet legal. Licensing your pet is easy!  Just bring your rabies information to Village Hall and we will be happy to provide a license for your pet.  During the month of August you will not be required to pay the late fee for your license.


Licensing is one important part of responsible pet ownership. 

A pet found wearing a current license tag is put on the FAST TRACK HOME! If your pet is licensed, your contact information and rabies information is already in our system and provides us with the information needed to return your pet.


Pets that are found wearing a current license tag are also eligible for an annual "Free Ride Home" by Milwaukee Area Domestic Control Commission (MADACC) Animal Control Officers! This saves your animal the stress of coming into the facility and you the expenses associated with reclaiming your animal. Current contact information is important! Come to Village Hall today, 3930 N Murray Ave.,  to obtain your pet license. 


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Calendar of Events 


Welcome New Neighbors Open House Event

Sat., August 2, 2014, 10-11 a.m.

at Kingo Lutheran Church

1225 E. Olive St.


DPW Compactor/Recycling Center Open

Sat., August 2, 2014, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

3801 N. Morris Ave. 


School Board Meeting

Tue., August 12, 2014, 7 p.m. 

at Shorewood High School Library


Shorewood's National Night Out

Wed., August 13, 2014, 4:30-7:30 p.m.

the front lawn of the Shorewood Public Library and the Village Center (Lower Level of the Library)


Shorewood Intermediate School and High School Registration

Fri., August 15, 2014

Please check school website for times and more information



Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Village Board Meeting
Special Village Board Meeting
National Night Out
Welcome Neighbors Program
New Village Assessor
July Staff Anniversaries
North Shore Health News
Voter Registration
Pet Amnesty

Calendar of Events 

Joint Conservation and Pedestrian/Bike Safety Committee Meeting
Thursday, July 31, 2014
at 7 P.M.
Village Hall Committee Room

Community Development Authority 
Friday, August 1, 2014
at 7:30 A.M.
Village Hall Committee Room

Public Art Committee Meeting
Friday, August 1, 2014
at 7:30 A.M.
Village Center North Room

Elder Services Advisory Board
Thursday, August 7, 2014
at 4 P.M.
Health Department Conference Room

Board of Appeals Meeting
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
at 5:30 P.M.
Village Hall Court Room

Village Board Meeting
Monday, August 11, 2014
at 7:30 P.M.
Village Hall Court Room

Election Day
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
7 A.M. to 8 P.M.

National Night Out
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
4:30 to 7:30 P.M.
Village Center  
Special Village Board Meeting
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
at 6 P.M.
Village Hall Court Room 

Quote of the Week

 "There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full. "   


~~Henry Kissinger




Health Tip


Plan for relaxation.  

Most of us are busy during the week and even our weekends seem to become non-stop errands, chores, work and travel. So how do you find time to relax? Take a part of your weekend to schedule some downtime for at least an hour or two. Whether it's practicing your favorite hobby, seeing a movie with friends or even meditating quietly, do something every weekend that recharges you. You'll not only feel better, but also beat the kind of stress that can sometimes lead to weight gain.



Environmental Tip


Don't let pet waste run off! You can help reduce polluted storm water runoff by just picking up your pet's poop and disposing of it properly. Leaving pet waste on the ground increases public health risks by allowing harmful bacteria or organic material to wash into the storm drain and eventually into local waterbodies. So remember - always scoop the poop! 

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