October 30, 2014 
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo


Village Board Meeting Agenda


The Village Board will meet on Monday, November 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Hall Court Room. These are the agenda items up for consideration during that meeting:

  1. Consideration of Ordinance restricting residency of sex offenders and prohibiting loitering in child safety zones.
  2. Consideration of Ordinance regarding hunting with a bow and arrow or crossbow.
  3. Consideration of Resolution for the Shorewood Business Improvement District 2014 Operating Plan and the 2013 Special Assessment Levy.

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Information to Help You Prepare for the November 4 Election


The following polling locations will be used for the November 4 General 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.



There is one State Referendum and four County Referendum on the November 4, 2014 ballot.  Please review the questions and explanations prior to Election Day.  This will help keep the lines moving quickly and your time in the voting booth will be minimized. 


You may access the State Referendum information through this
link, and the County Referendum through this link.



Proof of residence is required to register to vote.  Additional information on voter registration may be found through this link


***Voters are encouraged to register prior to Election Day.*** 

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Shorewood Community Voice


There is a new tool accessible through the Village website that is

intended to facilitate open discussion forums between residents, staff and visitors of Shorewood. The Community Voice section of the website will allow residents to share ideas with each other and staff in order to better serve the community in which we live, work and play. This tool will allow any visitor to the website the ability to initiate community dialogue, post ideas for discussion, interact with staff etc.


This is one more way in which the Village is succeeding in providing routes for open communication and striving to increase community interaction and involvement. Please take a tour of the Community Voice. Look around and let us know what you think.

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Mark Harris Memorial


Today, October 30, there will be a special memorial event to celebrate the life of Mark Harris. The event is open to members of the Shorewood Community and those whose lives were touched by Mark. The event will take place at 7 p.m. at the Shorewood High School Theater.  The program will include staff and student speakers, musical selections, and photos of Mark, and will conclude with a candle light vigil on the SHS front lawn. This will truly be a celebration of an educator's life and the gifts he shared.


The Harris family will be in attendance, but will not have a participatory role in the program. We ask the community to please be respectful of their privacy during this difficult time.


Doors open at 6 p.m. We anticipate that there will be a large turnout for this event, therefore we have arranged for overflow seating and simulcast video broadcast in the Arena. The auditorium capacity 1,200, and when these seats are filled, ushers will direct the remaining guests to the Arena. With this in mind, please plan your arrival time accordingly. 


We strongly encourage guests to walk to the event, as there will be limited parking available at Shorewood High School. We have also coordinated with the Shorewood Police Department to lift hourly parking restrictions--where appropriate--for this special event. Once the main Shorewood High School parking lot has filled, please plan to park near the west side of the football field or street parking nearby.


A special fund has been set up where you can make contributions to support the Harris family. Checks/funds can be mailed to Chase Bank:

Mark Harris Family Fund

111 E. Wisconsin Ave

2nd Floor

Milwaukee, WI 53202


You may also donate through Paypal with a credit card and/or Paypal account


A memorial website has been established for Mark Harris.


For questions about the event, please contact Kim Grady or Katelin Watson

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DPW Fall Leaf Tips


November is the final month for curbside brush collection.  


As a reminder branches with a minimum 1/2 inch diameter and 4-feet long and a maximum of 6-inch diameter and 7-feet long should be stacked neatly on the parkway with the stem end toward the curb. Garden material, vines, etc. are not considered brush and must be bagged as yard waste. Please see the yard waste and brush collection webpage for a chipping schedule and additional information 


Avoid flooded driveways, roads and culverts

When leaves are put in piles  for collection long before a collection week they are very easily blown into the ditches and culverts. As we all witnessed last week, this can cause blockages in the stormwater drainage system which leads to water backing up onto your yard or the roadway. By putting your loose leaves out only on collection weeks we are less likely to have these back-ups.


Keep the Public Safe

By timing your raking with the scheduled collection it minimizes the time leaves are at the roadside waiting for pick-up. This keeps kids from playing in the piles along the roadside and keeps the road clear for cars and pedestrians.


Mulch your leaves

Instead of putting your leaves out for collection, consider mulching them. Leaves are rich in carbon, phosphorus and potassium- all essential nutrients needed by plants, including turf grasses. To gain the benefits of these nutrients, you can simply mulch fallen leaves in place by mowing over them.  


Composting is an option
Composting is a natural recycling process that you can begin at home with leaves, grass clippings, and other lawn and garden waste.  The Wisconsin DNR provides tips and information on composting. Leaves can also be used as organic mulch around trees, shrubs, and in gardens. Mulch offers garden and landscaping benefits including moisture retention, temperature moderation, and erosion prevention.

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Shorewood Connects Seeking Volunteers


Sign up now for Yard Clean-up Day, Saturday, November 8, 2014Shorewood Connects still needs 100 volunteers to help elderly and disabled homeowners get their yards ready for winter. Volunteers are needed between 9 a.m. and 12 noon. Please pre-register by Saturday, November 1 with Michelle Boehm, Shorewood Connects Yard Clean-Up Coordinator at 414.698.4369 or michelle.boehm@sbcglobal.net.


Shorewood Connects Fall Yard Clean-up Day is Saturday, November 8. This is a morning where the Shorewood community helps older and disabled adults who need help getting their yards ready for winter.   A light breakfast is provided to begin the event and knit hats for volunteers have been donated by the Shorewood Foundation.  Organizers are hoping to recruit 150 or more volunteers this year to meet an increasing need for services.      


Older and disabled adults seeking more information about yard clean-up should contact Elizabeth Price of the Shorewood Senior Resource Center at 414.847.2727 or src@villageofshorewood.org.

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**Free** Community Movie
Sponsored by the Shorewood Conservation Committee

Is access to clean water a basic human right or a commodity that should be bought and sold like any other article of commerce? This timely documentary is a behind-the-scenes look into the unregulated and unseen world of the bottled water industry that aims to privatize and sell back the one resource that ought never to become a commodity -OUR WATER. A powerful portrait of the lives affected by the bottled water industry and those caught at the intersection of big 
business and the public's right to water!

* Buy a reusable bottle
* Stop using taxpayer dollars to buy bottled water
* Ask Congress to fund our Water Infrastructure




Friday, November 7, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Shorewood High School Auditorium
Oakland Ave. and Capitol Dr.  

** FREE**

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Public Works Supervisor


Dave Best (3rd from left), our DPW Fleet & Facilities Foreman, recently completed the UW Engineering Department's Public Works Supervisory Certificate program.  The PWSA certificate program is offered in partnership with the American Public Works Association and is comprised of nine, one-day courses (54 class hours in total) that provide an opportunity to learn about and practice basic supervision and leadership skills in local public works organizations.  


Dave recently marked his 16th year service anniversary with the Village and, in addition to his foreman duties, serves as the DPW's electrician.


Congrats Dave!

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Great Public Participation at Plan Commission Meeting


On Tuesday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m. the Plan Commission was presented the proposed Central District Master Plan.  Special thanks to the nearly 100 people who attended and to those who commented on the proposed plan.  The Plan Commission will continue discussing the Plan at their November 25 meeting that will be held at the Village Center Lower Level. An updated Plan will be made available on the Village's website before the November Plan Commission meeting.


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Honor Flight Presentation

Shorewood, Wisconsin Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - World War II comes vividly alive when you listen to Joe Demler at the Shorewood Village Center (3920 N Murray Avenue).


You and your friends can listen to Demler, who is a key figure in the award winning "Honor Flight" documentary, on Wednesday November 12 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Shorewood Senior Resource Center.


Demler was born in Ozaukee County and was assistant Postmaster in Port Washington for many years.  He is a soft-spoken man who downplays his heroism as a soldier who fought the Nazis in the pivotal Battle of the Bulge and whose POW photo became a sad but iconic cover of Life Magazine.  Demler offers enthusiastic praise for the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight organization, which has flown about 100,000 veterans to Washington, D.C. and does its best to keep the torch of military service alive.


Juice, coffee and donuts will be served at the Shorewood Senior Resource Center event.  A $3 admission will be charged at the door with proceeds to be donated to Stars and Stripes Honor Flight, which is a nonprofit organization.


Demler, who will be 89-years-old next month, says: "Every day is  a bonus."

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Shorewood Native, Dickey Chapelle, Honored by Press Club


Shorewood native Dickey Chapelle (nee Georgette Meyer) was inducted into the Milwaukee Press Club Foundation Hall of Fame on Friday, October 24. She grew up on Shorewood Blvd.,attended Atwater elementary school and graduated from Shorewood High School in the class of 1935.


Chapelle was a photojournalist whose career started covering WWII in the Pacific and continued through Cuba, Hungary and Vietnam. Her photos and articles appeared in publications like the National Observer, Life Magazine, Readers Digest and National Geographic. She died on November 4, 1965, the first American woman photojournalist killed in action. 


Chapelle was represented at the ceremony by her nieces and nephew and members of the Shorewood Historical Society and School District. A  representative of the U.S. Marine Corps praised her courage and reporting skills. 


A new book focusing on Chapelle's articles and pictures will be published in 2015 by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press to commemorate the 50th anniversary of her death. 

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November is National Alzheimer's Awareness Month 


Since November is National Alzheimer's Awareness Month, the Shorewood Connects Dementia Awareness Work Group would like to share the following information from the Alzheimer's Association website:


Many people have memory loss issues - this does not mean they have Alzheimer's or another dementia.  There are many different causes of memory problems.  If you or a loved one is experiencing troubling symptoms, visit a doctor to learn the reason.  Some causes of dementia-like symptoms can be reversed.


While symptoms of dementia can vary greatly, at least two of the following core mental functions must be significantly impaired to be considered dementia:

  • Memory
  • Communication and language
  • Ability to focus and pay attention
  • Reasoning and judgment
  • Visual perception

Many dementias are progressive, meaning symptoms start out slowly and gradually get worse. If you or a loved one is experiencing memory difficulties or other changes in thinking skills, don't ignore them. See a doctor soon to determine the cause. Professional evaluation may detect a treatable condition. And even if symptoms suggest dementia, early diagnosis allows a person to get the maximum benefit from available treatments and provides an opportunity to volunteer for clinical trials or studies.  It also provides time to plan for the future.  


For more information, go to www.alz.org/sewi/ or call the Shorewood Senior Resource Center 847-2727.


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Milwaukee Water Works Infrastructure Improvements Notice


Milwaukee Water Works will temporarily turn off its ozone system at the northside Linnwood Water Treatment Plant in order to install infrastructure upgrades. As a result, some customers who use tap water originating from the Linnwood Plant may notice a subtle difference in the taste or smell of their water.


The tap water from the Linnwood Treatment Plant is safe to drink and use throughout this project.


The rest of the Linnwood Plant will be completely operational including the chlorine disinfection, which provides effective disinfectant to meet all water quality standards. The City of Milwaukee Health Department  works closely with the Milwaukee Water Works to ensure drinking water quality and public health and safety. For more information about this project, please visit Milwaukee Water Works website, or call 414.286.2830

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Spotlight on Village Code


 207-5 Bicycle and Motor Bicycle Operation


C) Except as hereinafter noted in Subsection C(1), no bicycle or motor bicycle shall be operated on any public sidewalk or any public park path or trail designated for solely pedestrian use.

(1) Exceptions:

(a) Children 12 years of age or less may be permitted to operate a bicycle on public sidewalks and shall exercise due care for pedestrians or others using the sidewalk.
(b) Law enforcement officers in the necessary discharge of their official duties may operate a bicycle on public sidewalks, paths or trails.
(c) Disabled persons may be permitted to operate a bicycle on a public sidewalk, while accompanied by a responsible adult.
(d) Persons may operate bicycles on public park paths or trails designated for use of bicycles. When operating on such designated paths or trails, the bicycle operator shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian, shall exercise due care and shall give an audible signal when overtaking and passing a bicycle operator or pedestrian proceeding in the same direction.


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North Shore Health Department Highlights


Get the shot, not the flu! Nurses staffed flu clinics for Shorewood Seniors, Brown Deer School, and Brown Deer Seniors.  Find out when our next clinic is to get your shot by following this link.


Upcoming Blood Pressure Clinic: (no appointment required)


-Wednesday, November 5: 1:30-3:30 p.m.- Lydell Community Center


Community Event Calendar 
Mark Harris Memorial
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 7 p.m. (Doors open @ 6 p.m.)
Shorewood High School Theater
(See article for more details)


All Community Halloween Party Sponsored by SEED

Friday, October 31, 2014 4-5:30 p.m.

Shorewood High School Youth Center


DPW Compactor/Recycling Center Open

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Department of Public Works


Election Day

Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.

Village Center

Shorewood High School

Lake Bluff School

(See article for more details)


SHS Fall Band Concert

Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 7 p.m.

Shorewood High School Auditorium

Free Community Movie "TAPPED"
Sponsored by the Shorewood Conservation Committee
Friday, November 7, 2014, 7 p.m.
Shorewood High School Auditorium
(See article for more details.)

Shorewood Connects-Yard Clean-Up Day
Saturday, November 8, 2014, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
(See article for more details)

School Board Meeting
Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 7 p.m.

Honor Flight Presentation
Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 10-11:30 a.m.
Lower Level of the Library
(See article for more details)

Fowl 5k Run/Walk
Saturday, November 15, 2014

School Board Meeting
Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 7 p.m.

No School
Wednesday-Friday, November 26-28, 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014 and Friday, November 28, 2014, All Day
***Village Offices Closed***
Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Village Board Agenda
Election Information
Community Voice
Mark Harris Memorial
DPW Fall Leaf Tips
Yard Clean-Up
"Tapped" - Free Community Movie
DPW Supervisor
Plan Commission Meets
Honor Flight Presentation
Shorewood Native Honored
Shorewood Connects/Alzheimer's Awareness Month
Milwaukee Water Works Notice
Spotlight on Village Code
Health Department Highlights

Calendar of Events 


Village Board Meeting
Monday, November 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Village Hall Court Room

Municipal Court
Wednesday, November 5 at 5 p.m.
Village Hall Court Room

Elder Services Advisory Board Meeting
Thursday, November 6 at   4 p.m.
Village Center

Conservation Committee Meeting
Thursday, November 6 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Village Hall Committee Room

Parks Commission Meeting
Tuesday, November 11 at 5:30 p.m.
Village Hall Committee Room

Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Committee Meeting
Tuesday, November 11 at   7 p.m. 
Village Hall Committee Room

Public Art Committee Meeting
Thursday, November 13 at   7:30 a.m.
Village Center

Quote of the Week

"Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting."


  -Franklin D. Roosevelt   

Health Tip 

 Mentally stimulating activities strengthen brain cells and the connections between them, and may even create new nerve cells.

Environmental Tip

 Avoid products that are packaged for single use (i.e., drinks, school lunches, candy, cat and dog food, salad mixings, etc.). Instead, buy in bulk and transfer the products to your own reusable containers. Many health food stores have bulk bins where they sell everything from grains to cereal to cleaning products.

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