December 23, 2014 
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo


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 if they arise.  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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CORRECTION - Collection Schedule for the Week of December 29


The refuse and recycling schedule for the week of December 29 has been adjusted as follows:   

  • Monday, December 29 - route as scheduled
  • Tuesday, December 30 - route as scheduled
  • Wednesday, December 31 - Public Works closed
  • Thursday, January 1 - Public Works closed
  • Friday, January 2 - Wednesday's refuse and recycling routes scheduled

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


Thank you and Happy Holidays! 

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Employee Anniversaries


The Village would like to recognize the December anniversaries of the following employees and thank them for their years of dedicated public service. Your contributions make the Village of Shorewood the wonderful place that it is.


Dan Holt - Library - 8 years

Ian Moss - Police Department - 7 years

Paige Fowler - Police Department - 2 years 


 Thank You!

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Selection Process for Chief of Police
The Village of Shorewood and the Shorewood Police Commission are pleased to announce the recruitment and selection process for the Chief of Police for the Village of Shorewood, Wisconsin.

The Police Chief must embrace community policing, provide strong leadership and professionalism while fostering an atmosphere of the highest ethics and respect for staff and the public. The Police Chief responsibilities include planning; directing and coordinating all aspects of department operations and administration; preparing the department's annual operating budget; providing leadership on law enforcement/public safety issues; and performing a variety of public relations activities with local business and community groups and other law enforcement agencies. The Police Chief must be an active member of the community.

The recruitment brochure outlines the qualifications and experience identified as necessary and desirable of candidates for this position. The brochure also provides background information regarding the community. This brochure will be used as a guide in the recruitment process, providing specific criteria by which applicants will be evaluated and individuals selected for interviews and appointment. 


All inquiries relating to the recruitment and selection process for the position of Chief of Police are to be directed to the attention of the Shorewood Police Commission.


See the Village of Shorewood website for the recruitment brochure and pre-employment questionnaire.


Deadline is Friday, January 23, 2015 at 3 p.m

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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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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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Health Department Highlights


It's that time of year for the holidays as well as colds and flu.  Remembering some simple practices to prevent infections can be helpful.  These include:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with your upper sleeve, and try to avoid touching your face with your hand. If you use a tissue, throw it away after one use.
  • Use your own drinking cups and straws.
  • Avoid being exposed to people who are sick with flu-like symptoms.
  • Eat nutritious meals, get plenty of rest and do not smoke.
  • Frequently clean commonly touched surfaces (e.g., door knobs, refrigerator handle, telephone, faucets).
  • If you think you have the flu, stay home, get rest, drink plenty of liquids and avoid using alcohol and tobacco. If your symptoms persist, contact your doctor.

For more information on influenza, visit  



There are no clinics scheduled this week due to the holidays.  The Health Department offices will be closed December 24 and 25.  


The North Shore Health Department wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday!


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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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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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Community Event Calendar 
Shorewood School District - No School
Monday, December 22, 2014-Friday, January 2, 2015
Village Offices Closed
Wednesday, December 24-Thursday, December 25, 2014

Village Hall Open for TAX COLLECTION ONLY.  All other offices are closed
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
Thank You
Refuse/Recycling Revised Holiday Schedule
Employee Anniversaries
Police Chief Selection Process Announcement
Tax Bills Mailied
Holiday Parking Restrictions
A Piece of Shorewood History
2015 Village Elections

Calendar of Events 

Village Hall Offices Closed
Wednesday and Thursday, December 24 and 25, 2014

Village Hall Open for Tax Payments Only
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon only

Village Hall Offices Closed
Thursday, January 1, 2015

Marketing Leadership Committee Meeting
Monday, January 5, 2015 at 8:30 a.m.
Village Hall Committee Room

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.
Village Hall Committee Room

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
Quotes of the Week

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.  They must be felt with the heart.  Wishing you happiness."


--Helen Keller



"Ho, Ho, Ho"


--Kris Kringle

Health Tip 


Relax and enjoy the holidays. Rest and relaxation is priceless.

Environmental Tip


With family and friends in town for the holidays, why not carpool? This will keep more vehicles off of the road so there will be less accidents and we will use less gas.

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