January 8, 2015 
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo


Village Board Highlights


The Village Board met on Monday, January 5, 2015. These are the highlights from that meeting:

  1. Approved the Final Developer's Agreement between the Village of Shorewood and General Capital for the Redevelopment Project at 4081 - 4199 N. Oakland Avenue
  2. Approved Resolution awarding the sale of $8,215,000 Taxable General Obligation Community Development Bonds, Series 2015A for Metro Market and HSA developments
  3. Approved Marketing and Communications Memorandum of Understanding
  4. Approved Marketing and Communications Contract 
  5. Approved Marketing and Communications 2015 budget
  6. Approved Contract for The Concord Group for Construction Management Cost Evaluation for the Sherman and Associates project at 3900 Sherburn Place
  7. Approved authorization to carry forward unused levy amount

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Police Commission Listening Session
The Village of Shorewood Police Commission believes that the residents, businesses, school officials and officers from the Shorewood Police Department should have input into the hiring 
process. They request any member of the community who would like to share their input into the qualities and character of the new chief of police attend a listening session on Thursday, January 8, 2015 between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. to  give input to the Police Commission.  This will be an open listening session.


If you cannot make the meeting but would like to leave input, 

please email your comments to: PoliceChiefRecruitment@villageofshorewood.org


Police Commission Listening Session

Thursday, January 8, 2015

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Village of Shorewood Community Center

(Lower level of the Library)

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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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Winter Sidewalk Maintenance

During the winter months, Village Ordinance 466-27 requires every Shorewood property owner to keep the sidewalks adjacent to their property clear of snow and ice.  


Twelve (12) hours after a snowfall the Department of Public Works will have sidewalks inspected and orange notices will be placed on door knobs of homes where the walks are not cleared.  


The Police will issue citations twelve (12) hours after notices are issued and the sidewalk will be cleared with the cost billed to the adjacent property owner.  


Please be a good neighbor and avoid fines and snow removal fees by clearing your walks as soon as possible following a snowfall. 

It is important to note that this action is in place to assure safe walking conditions for everyone. Residents are encouraged to call the Police Department at 847.2610 to report areas that are not adequately cleared or Request Service Online





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Be Prepared for the Extreme Cold

We are experiencing an extreme cold snap. We encourage you to avoid being outdoors as much as possible, but if you must leave your home here are a few tips:


1. Layer up! Wear layers of lightweight clothing to stay warm. Gloves and a hat will help prevent losing your body heat.


2. Don't forget your furry friends. Bring pets indoors. If they can't come inside, make sure they have enough shelter to keep them warm and that they can get to unfrozen water.


3. Remember the three feet rule. If you are using a space heater, place it on a level, hard surface and keep anything flammable at least three feet away - things such as paper, clothing, bedding, curtains or rugs.


4. Requires supervision - Turn off space heaters and make sure fireplace embers are out before leaving the room or going to bed.


5. Don't catch fire! If you are using a fireplace, use a glass or metal fire screen large enough to catch sparks and rolling logs.


6. Protect your pipes. Run water, even at a trickle, to help prevent your pipes from freezing. Open the kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals out of the reach of children. Keep the garage doors closed if there are water lines in the garage.


7. Better safe than sorry. Keep the thermostat at the same temperature day and night. Your heating bill may be a little higher, but you could avoid a more costly repair job if your pipes freeze and burst.


8. The kitchen is for cooking. Never use a stove or oven to heat your home.


9. Use generators outside. Never operate a generator inside the home, including in the basement or garage.


10. Knowledge is power. Don't hook a generator up to the home's wiring. Connect equipment directly to the generator.


Please reach out to the Fire or Police Departments regarding any local concerns. Also, check on neighbors who you believe might be in peril and keep an eye out for animals who are stray or being neglected. Call MADACC with concerns regarding animals.

North Shore Fire: 414-357-0113
Shorewood Police Department: 414-351-9900
MADACC: 414-649-8640 

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Tips to Prevent Frozen Pipes 


1.Keep your pipes warm! Normal groundwater temperatures are typically in the upper 40s and lower 50s, so check the water in your home if you are concerned about freezing pipes. To do so, you can use a simple digital thermometer. If it's getting close to 32, you should take action to prevent freezing/bursting:

* If your water meter is in a cabinet or closet, open any/all doors to allow warm air to circulate around the meter and pipes.

* Open vents on ductwork in your basement to allow warm air to circulate.

*If you have a drop ceiling in your basement slide or remove panels, if possible, to allow warm air to flow around pipes.


2. Seal any air leaks where pipes enter your home using caulk or spray foam. Fiberglass insulation will not stop drafts and should be used after drafts have been sealed. Keep your pipes on the warm side of the insulation.


3. Pipes tend to freeze in the overnight hours when temperatures are colder and water is not flowing. Prevent the bursting of pipes by keeping water moving. In your home this can be done by simply letting a faucet run at a low rate. A dripping faucet wastes water, so only pipes vulnerable to freezing (ones that run through an unheated or unprotected space) should be left with the water flowing. The drip can be very slight. Where both hot and cold lines serve a spigot, make sure each one contributes to the drip, since both are subjected to freezing. If the dripping stops, leave the faucet(s) open, since a pipe may have frozen and will still need pressure relief to prevent bursting.


4. Check empty and vacant buildings. Is a neighbor or relative on vacation? A great deal of frost or condensation on windows may indicate that a heating system has failed and

water is running due to frozen and/or broken pipes.


If you have any questions, please contact the Shorewood Water Utility/Department of of Public Works at 414-847-2650. 

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Shorewood, WI
Village E-Tools
Mapping System & Assessment Information

Did you know that Shorewood has an online Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping tool available to the public? The mapping system provides various property information such as parcel zoning, dimensions, topography and land use. The Village continues to identify attributes that increase staff efficiency, and in turn, provides information of interest to the public. Assessment data is also available
Village Codes 

Did you know that Shorewood's Codes are online and available in a searchable format? Finding information on licensing, block parties or parking regulations have never been easier.

These tools are available on the Village's Website


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Health Department Highlights


Wisconsin is being hit hard with influenza this season. Please remember these simple prevention techniques to reduce the spread:


-Wash your hands often with soap and water; use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when water is not available.


-Cover your cough or sneeze with your upper sleeve, and try to avoid touching your face with your hands. If you use a tissue, throw it away after one use, and wash your hands.


-Avoid being exposed to people who are sick with flu-like symptoms. Stay home when you are sick!


-Eat nutritious meals, get plenty of rest.


-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. It is also being recommended that you contact your physician for a prescription of Tamiflu within 48 hours of symptom onset. Tamiflu is an antiviral medication that may lessen the severity of symptoms if started within the first 48 hours.


January is National Radon Action Month. Start the new year by getting healthy from the ground upRadon is a naturally occurring, odorless radioactive gas that causes lung cancer. The only way to know a radon level in your home is to test it. Watch for educational displays in your local libraries and pick up a coupon for a reduced cost radon kit from the North Shore Health Department. For more information on radon go to https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/radon/radon-measurements.htm


Upcoming Immunization Clinics: (appointment required)


-Tuesday January 13, 2015: 10-11 a.m.- Brown Deer Office


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Community Event Calendar 

Police Commission Listening Session
Thursday, January 8, 2015, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Village Center
(See article for more info)

School Board Meeting
Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 7 p.m.

Shorewood High School Winter Drama Show "Rumors" by Neil Simon
Thursday-Friday, January 15-16, 2015 7 p.m.
Shorewood High School Auditorium 

Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Village Board Highlights
Police Commission Listening Session
Police Chief Selection Process Announcement
Winter Sidewalk Maintenance
Extreme Cold Preparation
Prevent Frozen Pipes
Village E-Tools
Health Department Highlights
Calendar of Events 

Elder Services Advisory Board Meeting 
Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 4 p.m.
Village Center

Conservation Committee Meeting
Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Village Hall Committee 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

Board of Appeals Meeting
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.
Village Hall Court Room

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

Village Board Meeting
Monday, January 20, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Village Hall Court Room
Quotes of the Week

"Kindness is the only service that will stand the storm of life and not wash out."


-Abraham Lincoln 

Health Tip 


New Year's resolutions are great, but don't be too hard on yourself. Every day is a new beginning and a new chance to change for the better.

Environmental Tip


If and when possible, print double-sided or not at all.

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