December 12, 2014 
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo


Village Board Agenda


The Village Board will meet on Monday, December 15, 2014. These are the agenda items for that meeting:

  1. Consider Developer's Agreement between Sherman and Associates and the Village of Shorewood for the property located at 3900 Sherburn Place. 
  2. Consider authorization to carry forward unused levy amount.
  3. Consider Intergovernmental Agreement with Milwaukee County permitting access to Milwaukee County's Public Safety Radio System.
  4. Consider Ordinance for Door-to-Door Solicitation.

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 2014 Tax Bills


Shorewood, WI

The 2014 Village of Shorewood tax bills were mailed the week of December 8. These tax bills will reflect a 3.2% property tax increase for most residents. We have prepared a special notice to explain how the increase is partially a correction to regular tax payments as a result of the lingering impact of the 2011 assessment reporting error and the correction process that followed. Please follow this link for more information. 

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 Winter Parking Restrictions Began December 1


Shorewood's winter parking restrictions started on December 1. This means that you may not park where prohibited by sign from December 1, 2014 to March 1, 2015. This is to keep the streets wide enough for vehicles to pass as the streets get narrower during the winter months due to snow and ice.  Most of the winter restricted sides of the streets are on the east side or north side but please check the signs. If the top half says two hour parking but the bottom half says "NO PARKING December 1 to March 1", do not park there or you will receive a parking ticket.

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Holiday Night Parking Restrictions Lifted!


Parking restrictions will be lifted for the winter holidays from Sundanight, December 21, 2014 through Sunday, January 4, 2015.  Residents will need to start calling again Sunday night, January 4 for night parking for Monday morning, January 5, 2015.Please remember that only the night parking restrictions are lifted.  Daytime parking restrictions will still be enforced.  Also, parkers on Oakland Avenue will still need to follow the alternate side of the street parking and move their cars accordingly.

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Tenants' Rights


The Planning & Development Department fields complaints from residents renting in Shorewood regarding building related issues within their dwellings. Tenants should feel comfortable filing a complaint knowing they are protected under local, county and federal Fair Housing laws. 


Under the Wisconsin State Administrative Code ATCP 134.04 (2) (a) Landlords must maintain their rental properties under the requirements of local housing codes. In addition, under existing state law, landlords must provide tenants with premises that are fit and habitable and free of substantial health and safety hazards.  In addition, Section ATCP 134.09 Prohibited Practices (5) Retaliatory Eviction Landlords may not evict or retaliate against a tenant because the tenant has:


-Reported a building or housing code violation to government authorities


-Asserted or attempted to assert his/her legal rights as a tenant.


The full document, The Wisconsin Way: A Guide for Landlords and Tenants, can be viewed online.


Shorewood's Village Code Chapter 326 Housing and Property Standards can be viewed online and provides the standards for which landlords must maintain their properties.


Complaint forms are available within the Planning & Development Department in Village Hall. Shorewood's inspectors are here to ensure that properties are being maintained in a way to better the safety and welfare of all residents.


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Upcoming Village Elections


An Election will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 which will include positions for the Village President and two Trustee.  A Primary Election will be held on February 17, 2015, if necessary.

Forms and information packets for parties interested in running for the Village President or Village of Shorewood Trustee positions are available on the website. The first day candidates may circulate nomination papers is December 1. All paperwork must be submitted to the Village Clerk no later than 5 p.m. on January 6, 2015 in order to be included on the ballot. 


Class A Notice of Election with information is available.


Please contact Village Clerk Sherry Grant with any questions regarding the process.

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Stop, Shop and Restore Holiday Event Recap
The turnout for the Stop, Shop and Restore holiday event was amazing with wonderful community and holiday spirit. This event was nothing short of heartwarming. Residents, visitors, the business community and even a visitor from the North Pole pulled together and started the Holiday Season in Shorewood off on a note worthy of a feel-good movie.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to make Shorewood the Village we love.



Below are a few photos from the days events.  Happy Holidays and Thank You for the Memories! 



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Welcome New Neighbors Recap
The Welcome Neighbors event was a hit! Thanks to Mod Gen for hosting the space, 11 new movers to Shorewood checked in and enjoyed discussing online services like the Manager's Memo, the Police Nixle Program and Library Card Registration. They also found out about Shorewood's Recreation Department and new weekly pass offer for the Fitness Center. 
Two new neighbors share info and questions about Shorewood.

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 Holiday Safety Tips 


Vacations are a time for relaxation and enjoyment. They can also be the time for crime victimization if appropriate crime prevention measures are not followed. The following crime prevention tips or recommendations are designed to allow the you to enjoy a safe and secure trip and to return to a secure residence.


On The Road


-Never carry large amounts of cash; use travelers checks. If you
must carry large sums of money, do not display it openly.

-Keep a record of traveler's check numbers and your credit car numbers in a safe place. Have the telephone numbers to call in case your checks or credit cards are stolen or lost.

-Be aware of your surroundings and never advertise your plans to strangers; this includes travel routes and the amount of cash you are carrying.

-Do not stop to offer help to a stranded motorist. Go to the nearest telephone to call for assistance.

-If you suspect someone is following you, drive to the nearest service station, restaurant or business and call the police or sheriff's department. If you believe it is unsafe for you to get out of your car, sound your horn and flash your lights to draw attention.

-If your car breaks down, raise the hood and attach a white flag to the antenna or door handle. If someone stops to help, it is advisable that you stay in your locked car and ask them to call the police or a garage. If you must abandon your car, keep all passengers together.

-Do not carry your airplane tickets or passport in open view.

-Be very careful with bus, train or airplane tickets. They are as good as cash.

-Males are advised to carry their wallets in an inside pocket or front trouser pocket.

-Females are advised to carry their purse under their arm.

-Take a picture of your suitcases and keep the picture(s) with you. The picture(s) may be helpful in identifying your luggage if it is lost by an airline.

-While traveling, be sure your luggage is locked.

-Label each piece of luggage with your name and business address.


Car Security


-Always lock your car after entering or leaving it.

-Park in well-lighted areas.

-Check the back seat before entering your car.

-Mark your car radio and other removable car equipment with your driver's license number.

-Always lock valuables out of sight, preferably in the trunk. Always carry wallet, checkbooks and purses with you.

-Do not advertise that you are a tourist. Place maps and travel brochures in your vehicle's glove compartment.


North Shore Health Department Highlights 


Now that winter is officially here, if you haven't prepared an emergency kit for your home and car, do so now 



Flu activity usually peaks between December and February, but can last as late as May.  While we hope most of you have had your flu shot, there still is time to get the flu vaccine.  It takes 2 weeks for the flu vaccine to work with your body to build up your immunity.  Once vaccinated, you can enjoy this holiday season knowing that you have taken the single best step to protect yourself and your loved ones against the flu. Call us at 414-3271-2980 to make an appointment soon!


Upcoming Immunization Clinics: (appointment required)

  • December 16, 2014: 7:30-9 a.m.- Shorewood Office
  • December 17, 2014: 3:30-4:30 p.m.- North Office


Upcoming Adult Health Clinics: (appointment required)

  • December 17, 2014: 8-10 a.m.- North Office


North Shore Fire Department Highlights 


As the holiday season begins, the five North Shore fire stations will display a holiday wreath decorated with red bulbs. The wreaths are illuminated constantly with red bulbs, if a fire occurs and is directly caused by holiday decorations, one red bulb will be changed to a white bulb.


Please use the safety tips below to help us to  

"Keep the Wreaths Red!"

Picking the tree

  • Choose a tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when touched.
  • If you have an artificial tree, be sure it is labeled, certified or identified by the manufacturer as fire retardant.

Placing the tree

  • Before placing the tree in the stand, cut 1" - 2" from the base of the trunk.
  • Make sure the tree is at least three feet away from any heat source, like fireplaces, radiators, candles, heat vents or lights.
  • Make sure the tree is not blocking an exit.
  • Add water to the tree stand. Be sure to add water daily.

Lighting the tree

  • Use lights that have the label of an independent testing laboratory. Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both.
  • Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Connect no more than three strands of mini string sets and a maximum of 50 bulbs for screw-in bulbs. Read manufacturer's instructions for number of LED strands to connect.
  • Never use lit candles to decorate the tree.
  • Always turn off Christmas tree lights before leaving home or going to bed.


Community Event Calendar 
Hoops for Harris Fundraiser
Friday, December 12, 2014, 7 p.m.
Shorewood High School 

MADACC Fundraising Event
Saturday, December 13, 2014, 7-10 p.m.
JB's on Bluemound
(For more information, visit Friends of MADACC)
Shorewood High School Choir Concert
Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 7 p.m.
Shorewood High School
Shorewood Women's Club Meeting
Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 11:30 a.m.
Library Lower Level
(SHS Chamber Orchestra, Holiday Cookies and friendly people)

No School
Monday, December 22-Friday, December 26, 2014
Shorewood School District
Village Offices Closed
Wednesday, December 24-Thursday, December 25, 2014

Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Village Board Agenda
Tax Bills Mailied
Winter Parking Restrictions
Holiday Parking Restrictions
Tenants' Rights
2015 Village Elections
Holiday Event Recap
Welcome New Neighbors
Winter Safety Tips
Health Department Highlights
Fire Department Highlights

Calendar of Events 

Village Board Meeting 
Monday, December 15, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Village Hall Court Room

Municipal Court
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 5 p.m.
Village Hall Court Room

Design Review Board
Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 5 p.m.
Village Hall Committee Room

Police Commission Meeting
Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
Village Hall Court Room
Quote of the Week

"The best way to predict the future is to create it."


-Abraham Lincoln 

Health Tip 


Cut down your own Christmas tree.

Rather than buying a tree from a roadside lot where the trees have been drying out for weeks, visit a tree farm that allows you to cut your own. It will be fresher and probably less expensive than they are at the lot. You'll burn off calories and combat some of the blood-sugar effects of the sugar cookie you snuck, by traipsing around the grounds in search of just the right tree. And your family will have one more fond holiday memory to look back on.

Environmental Tip


Use your slow cooker. For about 17 cents worth of electricity, you can prepare an entire meal.

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