November 6, 2014 
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo


Village Board Meeting Highlights


The Village Board met on Monday, November 3, 2014. These are the highlights from that meeting:

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

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Election Results:


The General Election was held on November 4, 2014 with a 71.60% turnout. There were 2,104 absentee ballot requests processed and 2,065 ballots were returned by 8 p.m. on Election night.  The remaining 39 ballots may be counted on Friday, November 7 at 4 p.m. if they are received in the Clerk's office and contain a postmark of November 4, 2014.


Complete Election Results 


The turnout in 2010 for the General Election was 68.92% and the Recall Election was 74.40%.

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 New to Shorewood or Moving Out?


If you have recently moved to or out of Shorewood, your input is very important!  We continue to look for ways to improve our community and welcome your thoughts.  Please take a few minutes to complete a brief survey.  Let us know where you're moving from or moving to, things you like about  Shorewood or things that you feel need to improve.  Your honesty is appreciated and your anonymity is guaranteed.  Thank you for sharing.

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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 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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Seeking Members for New Village Committee


The Village is currently in the process of identifying implementation strategies to fulfill the goals contained in its Vision 2025 Plan. In order to do this, multiple sub-committees have been created in order to bring together residents, Village staff and experts in various fields. The Governance and Public Services Committee is seeking residents (owners and/or renters) to participate in this process. This will be a 6 to 12 month commitment and will be instrumental in the next phases of our Village's progression towards achieving its long-range goals. If you are interested in serving our community within this committee, please e-mail Ian Haas in the Village Manager's Office.  

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October and November
Employee Anniversaries


The following Shorewood employees celebrated their service anniversaries in October and November:


October anniversaries  


Paul WasemillerPublic Works29 years
Dean BrockmanPolice Department22 years
Mark MeyersPolice Department22 years
Ron DeichlerPublic Works20 years
Chris SwartzVillage Manager10 years
Ann KrechelCustomer Service7 years


November anniversaries


Wayne Okray
Public Works15 years
Nick Gardner
Police Department
7 years
Renita Oglesby
Police Department7 years
Trevor Robishaw
Public Works2 years

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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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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-feetlong 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 and roads  

When leaves are put in piles for collection long before your scheduled collection weekthey can easily be blown about. As we witnessed a few week back, 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 during your collection week, we are less likely to have these back-ups.  If you have a moment, please see the leaf collection page.  


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. You can view this video for more details.


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 your garden and landscaping benefits including moisture retention, temperature moderation, and erosion prevention. 

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Message from the Department of Natural Resources


The Milwaukee County Wildlife Biologist and the Wisconsin DNR receive numerous phone calls from citizens regarding nuisance wildlife every year. The DNR has recently built a webpage specifically for nuisance animals within urban areas and the unique circumstances associated with these interactions. The website includes general suggestions on how to best deal with nuisance wildlife, as well as specific suggestions for a wide-variety of standard nuisance species (goose, coyote, raccoon, deer, ducks, skunk, turkey, gull etc.). Searching "urban wildlife" in the DNR search bar on the main website will get you to the new website, also listed below.


This website provides great information on most problem species within Milwaukee County. You can also contact the Milwaukee County Wildlife Biologist and Area Educator, Dianne Robinson, with more specific or significant questions or concerns or by calling 262.424.9827.

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November is National Alzheimer's Awareness Month 


What's the best way to prevent dementia?  Will crossword puzzles do the trick?  According to the Alzheimer's Association, research shows:

  • Leisure activities that combine physical, mental and social activity are the most likely to prevent dementia.
  • A brain-healthy diet is one that reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
Simply put, your best defense is to work toward good health, be active and stay connected with people.   


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


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.


But soft-spoken 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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North Shore Health Department Highlights 


Winter Car Seat Safety:  


Bulky coats are unsafe when worn on a child in a 5-point harness.


Tips to Keep Young One's Warm:          

  • Thermal/Long Underwear
  • Warm up the car
  • Blankets
  • Put the coat on backwards after the child is buckled

Upcoming Immunization Clinics: (appointment required)


-Tuesday November 11, 2014: 10-11 a.m.- Brown Deer Office


-Thursday November 13, 2014: 3-4:30 p.m.- Shorewood Office


Community Event Calendar 
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 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 Highlights
Election Results
Village Survey
Community Voice
Committee Members Wanted
Committee Members Wanted
"Tapped" - Free Community Movie
DPW Fall Leaf Tips
DNR Message
Shorewood Connects/Alzheimer's Awareness Month
Honor Flight Presentation
Health Department Highlights

Calendar of Events 


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

Village  Board Meeting
Monday, November 17 at
7:30 p.m.
Village Hall Court Room

Quote of the Week

"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these."


-George Washington Carver 

Health Tip 

No matter where you are, water should always be the first thing you reach for when you're thirsty. Water truly is essential.

Environmental Tip


During this holiday season make a decision to patronize shops in areas you can walk or bike to, rather than the ones you have to drive to. When you need to drive, combine several errands into one trip or travel with friends.

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