January 16, 2015 
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo




Starting Friday, January 30, 2015

Police Department Offices Will Be Closed

Friday and Saturday Nights

11 p.m. to 7 a.m.


The doors to the lobby will remain open, but the office will not be staffed. A phone in the lobby will connect with North Shore Dispatch. 

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Village Board Agenda


The Village Board will meet on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. These are the agenda items for that meeting:

  1. Receive update on Pavement Management Plan street and alley progress and future considerations.
  2. Consider professional services agreement with Sigma Environmental for administration of 2015 Sidewalk Replacement Program.

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New Librarian Joins Library Team


Last week, Shorewood Library and the Village of Shorewood welcomed librarian Lisa Quintero. Lisa, who comes to Shorewood from Glenview (IL) Public Library, fills the role of Young Adult Librarian recently vacated by Emily Passey who is now Assistant Director. In her role as Young Adult Librarian, Lisa serves Shorewood area youth in grades 6-12 by creating programming, selecting books, and running the Teen Advisory Board and Teen Volunteer programs. The library is thrilled to have her on board. Come say hello and welcome Lisa!


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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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Observing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) was a Baptist minister and social activist who played a key role in the American civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968. Inspired by advocates of nonviolence such as Mahatma Gandhi, King sought equality for African Americans, the economically disadvantaged and victims of injustice through peaceful protest. He was the driving force behind watershed events such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the March on Washington, which helped bring about such landmark legislation as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 and is remembered each year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a U.S. federal holiday since 1986. 

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 The Great Lakes Pet Expo!

Saturday, January 31, 2015, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. @ the Wisconsin Expo Center in State Fair Park.


Held annually on the Saturday before Super Bowl, this event has something for everyone. Live entertainment features amazing animal acts including some that have been featured on national programs such as The Tonight Show, Oprah Winfrey, Jay Leno and more!  Several hundred exhibits feature companion animals available for adoption as well as the latest and greatest pet related products and services.
An education stage headlines veterinarians and industry
experts teaching small groups of attendees how to better care for their pets. Finally, the expo features Wisconsin's Largest Educational Reptile Display where attendees can meet and interact with over 50 species of reptiles.


The Great Lakes Pet Expo is different from most other shows of this magnitude because it is produced by a non-profit organization. It is a benefit for the animals of Wisconsin. All of the proceeds from this event are given back to the animals of Wisconsin by way of the non-profit organizations (rescues and humane societies) who care for them. The money is raised through ticket sales and all dollars raised stay in Wisconsin.    


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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 within 12 hours 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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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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Health Department Highlights


The North Shore Health Department has seen a significant increase of influenza hospitalizations. 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 antiviral medication within 48 hours of symptom onset. Antiviral medications may lessen the severity of symptoms if started within the first 48 hours.


January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.  


Every woman is encouraged to talk to her health care provider about preventing cervical cancer. Human Papilloma virus (HPV) can cause cervical cancer and HPV vaccines are available to protect against the type of HPV that cause most cervical cancers. The North Shore Health Department provides the HPV vaccine to North Shore residents who meet eligibility requirements. Call the Health Department at 414-371-2980 for more information.


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


Upcoming Immunization Clinics: (appointment required)


-Tuesday, January 20, 2015: 7:30-9 a.m.- Shorewood Office


-Wednesday, January 21, 2015: 3:30-4:30 p.m.- Brown Deer Office


Upcoming Adult Health Clinics: (appointment required)


-Wednesday, January 21, 2015: 8-10 a.m.- Brown Deer Office


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Boutique Blowout 

Returns to Shorewood!


The bargain hunter's paradise known as "Boutique Blowout" returns to Shorewood for its seventh year on Saturday, January 31. Many of Milwaukee's chicest boutiques will be there to sell everything from summer sandals to cocktail dresses at steeply discounted prices. This year's event will be held from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Atwater Cafetorium in Atwater Elementary School (2100 E. Capitol Dr., Shorewood). The $5 admission fee will be donated to the Shorewood Recreation Department's "Round-up for Recreation" program to provide financial support to anyone who is unable to afford the department's activity fees.


Attendees are advised to bring cash as not all vendors will accept credit cards. Entrance is at the back northwest corner of the school. For more information, please contact Jennifer Anderson or 414-961-7225. 

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Community Event Calendar 

Shorewood High School Winter Drama Show "Rumors" by Neil Simon
Thursday-Saturday, January 15-17, 2015, 7 p.m.
Shorewood High School Auditorium 

Shorewood Schools Closed 
Monday, January 19, 2015 
In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
(See Article for More Info)

School Board Meeting
Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 7 p.m. 

Boutique Blowout!
Saturday, January 31, 2015, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Atwater School Cafetorium
(See Article for More Info)

Great Lakes Pet Expo
Saturday, January 31, 2015, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wisconsin Expo Center in State Fair Park
(See Article for More Info)

Shorewood Schools Closed
Thursday-Friday, February 5-6, 2015


Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Police Department Notice
Village Board Agenda
New Librarian Joins Staff
Police Chief Selection Process
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Great Lakes Pet Expo
Winter Sidewalk Maintenance
Prevent Frozen Pipes
Health Department Highlights
Boutique Blowout Shorewood
Calendar of Events 

Village Board Meeting
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Village Hall Court Room

Municipal Court
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 5 p.m.
Village Hall Court Room

Design Review Board Meeting
Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 5 p.m.
Village Hall Court Room

Plan Commission Meeting
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
Village Hall Court Room
Quotes of the Week

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."


-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Health Tip 


Copy your kitty: Learn to do stretching exercises when you wake up. It boosts circulation and digestion, and eases back pain. 

Environmental Tip


Generator exhaust is toxic. Always put generators outside, well away from doors, windows, and vents. Carbon monoxide (CO) is deadly, can build up quickly, and linger for hours.

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