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December 19, 2014 
 
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo

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Village Board Highlights

 

The Village Board met on Monday, December 15, 2014. These are the highlights from that meeting:

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 Rescinded Ordinance for Door-to-Door Solicitation.

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Happy Holidays! 

 

 

While many of us will be at our homes enjoying the holidays with our families, Shorewood Police and North Shore Fire staff will still be on the job, maintaining peace and safety in our community.  Public Works staff will be on call to handle salting, plowing, and other needs.  We are thankful for all of our police, fire, dispatch, public works, and other public safety personnel for their extra dedication during the holiday season and their service to the community throughout the year.

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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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Collection schedule for holiday weeks:

 

There will be a slight adjustment to the refuse and recycling schedule for the week of December 22:  

  • Monday, December 22 - route as scheduled
  • Tuesday, December 23 - route as scheduled
  • Wednesday, December 24 - Public Works closed
  • Thursday, December 25 - Public Works closed
  • Friday, December 26 - Wednesday's refuse and recycling routes scheduled

The week of December 29 will revert to the normal schedule.

 

There will be no special collections the week of December 22 and December 29. 

 

Thank you and Happy Holidays! 

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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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Hubbard Park has Colorful, Even Noisy History!

 

Carl Swanson, a Riverwest resident, has added an informative article about Hubbard Park to his Milwaukee Notebook blog.  The included pictures are particularly interesting. He gathered his information from the Milwaukee County Historical Society and the Shorewood Historical Society, particularly Society member Sue Rebholz

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New Business Spotlight!

 

Help welcome new business Nino's Southern Cuisine located at 4475 Oakland in the former Al Calderone's space. Owner Valerie Daniels-Carter opened the carryout and catering business at the end of November, providing southern-style meats and side dishes. While carryout is a large part of the business, there is some seating for those who wish to dine in.

 

  

From locally owned to nationally known, Shorewood's Business District offers an array of services and goods that make up a unique and exciting place to eat, shop, play and learn.  Make sure to check out the Business Improvement District website for the latest happenings and offerings.

 

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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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 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.

 

Hotel and Motel Security

 

-If you are staying in a hotel or motel, take all of your luggage and valuables to your room.  Do not leave them in your car. 

-Never leave money, checks, credit cards, car keys or valuables in the room. Take them with you.

-Determine the most direct route to and from your room, to the fire escapes, elevators and nearest telephone.

-When occupying or leaving your room, use all auxiliary locking devices on doors and windows. (You may want to purchase a portable door lock for traveling.)

-Keep a daily check of your belongings.

-Place extra cash, expensive jewelry or other valuables in the hotel/motel safe.

-Use the door viewer to identify anyone requesting entry. Open the door only if you are certain the person has a legitimate reason to enter your room. If in doubt, call the hotel/motel office.

-Consider locking any electrical appliances (blow dryers, electric shavers, etc.) in your luggage. Suitcases should always be locked so they cannot be used to carry your property out of your room.

-Report any lost or stolen items to the hotel/motel management and to the police.

-Report to the management any suspicious movements in the corridors or rooms.

 

Sight-Seeing

 

-Make note of your passport number.  If it becomes lost or stolen, knowing your passport number will facilitate getting a new passport.

-Ask for directions at a hotel/motel on how to get to those attractions you want to visit.

-If you are going out in an unfamiliar area, ask the hotel clerk if there are areas you should avoid.

-Select tour guides carefully.

-Don't advertise you are a tourist. Don't look lost or vulnerable. Walk with a purpose and stay alert to what's happening around you. If you get lost, find an open business and ask for directions.

-Only carry with you the cash you will need, and only in small denominations.

-If older children go off separately, be sure they understand the importance of keeping track of time and returning promptly at appointed hours.

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North Shore Health Department Highlights 

 

Is it pertussis, the flu, or a cold? Review the symptomsPertussis is still circulating in Wisconsin and even though the vaccine can provide immunity, the effects can start to wane after time.  The Tdap vaccine continues to be recommended to help decrease the severity of the disease and to protect newborns who are not yet immunized.  Since pertussis is different than a cold or flu, once diagnosed, a person should not return to work or school until they have completed 5 days of an appropriate antibiotic therapy.  Also, please stay home from work or school if pertussis is suspected and the results of the test are pending.  For more information visit this link

 

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 Adult Health Clinics: (appointment required)

 

-Tuesday December 23, 2014: 8 -10 a.m.- Shorewood Office

 

All other clinics are cancelled due to the holiday. Offices will be closed December 24 and 25.

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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.

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Community Event Calendar 
 
No School
Monday, December 22-Friday, January 2, 2014
Shorewood School District
 
Village Offices Closed
Wednesday, December 24-Thursday, December 25, 2014

Village Hall Open for TAX COLLECTION ONLY
Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Village Hall Closed
Thursday, January 1, 2015

DPW Recycling Center Open
Saturday, January 3, 2015, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Village Board Agenda
Thank You
Tax Bills Mailied
Refuse/Recycling Revised Holiday Schedule
Holiday Parking Restrictions
A Piece of Shorewood History
New Business Spotlight
2015 Village Elections
Holiday Safety Travel Tips
Health Department Highlights
Fire Department Highlights
Events

Calendar of Events 


Village Board Meeting 
Monday, January 5, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Village Hall Court Room

Municipal Court
Tuesday, January 7, 2015 at 5 p.m.
Village Hall Court Room

Community Development Authority
Friday, January 9, 2015 at 7:30 a.m.
Village Hall Committee Room

Shorewood Foundation Meeting
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.

Parks Commission Meeting
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.
Village Center

Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Committee Meeting
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Village Hall Committee Room
Quote of the Week
 

"Take care of all your memories, for you cannot relive them"

-Bob Dylan 

Health Tip 

 

Going for walks and staying active is important year-round. During the holiday season it can also give you a mental break from holiday stress.

Environmental Tip

 

Re-wrap, Re-box and Re-gift. This will not only help the environment, but also your level of clutter and your pocketbook.

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