January 22, 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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Tax Reminder


The First Installment of Tax Payments are Due by Saturday, January 31.


If you have questions regarding the payment process or require assistance in making your payment, please contact the Customer Service Department by calling 414.847.2700 or by e-mail.


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Village Board Highlights


The Village Board met on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. These are the highlights from that meeting:

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

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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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Register for February's Story Times


Story time at the library may be the missing piece in your child's early education! You can now register for story time sessions in February online (see below), over the phone (847-2670) or in person.


Both Toddler Time for 2 year olds, and the newly re-named Rhyme and Read Lap Sit Story Time for 6-23 month olds, run Mondays in February beginning February 2. Ms. Heide offers both a morning and an evening story time for both age groups so you can choose the one that is right for you and your little one.


Registering online is easy! Visit our website, ShorewoodLibrary.org, and click the Quick Link "Register for Story Times" or follow this link: Register for Story Times


Choose the link for the story time that matches your child's age (toddler or lapsit) and needs (AM or PM) to find the registration form. To learn more about our story times, please visit the Story Times page for Parents on our website or email Heide.

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Atwater School Celebrating Centennial

Atwater Elementary School is 100 years old. Classrooms were ready for students in grade K-8 on September 7, 1915.  Current Atwater families and staff began their centennial celebration on January 21 at Winter Sing. Students performed music from each of the past ten decades. The celebration will continue into the fall.

     Formal education in the area we now know as Shorewood began in 1846 in a log house located in a clearing in the wilderness on the current Shorewood High School campus. There were thirteen pupils in the first school, which was destroyed by fire in 1864. A second log school met a similar fate in 1895.


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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. The expo production team is a group of dedicated volunteers who spend countless hours planning and executing a show we're proud to call our very own. We thank everyone who has attended the show in support of our cause. It is the animals who bring us together and you, the consumer, who make the show possible.   


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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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Health Department Highlights


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 27, 2015: 4-4:30 p.m.- North Shore Library


Upcoming Adult Health Clinics: (appointment required)


-Tuesday January 27, 2015: 8-10 a.m.- Shorewood Office


Upcoming Blood Pressure Clinics: (no appointment required)


-Tuesday January 27, 2015: 3:30-4 p.m.- North Shore Library


-Wednesday January 28, 2015: 3:30-5 p.m.- Shorewood Office

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Community Event Calendar 

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
Tax Reminder
Village Board Highlights
Boutique Blowout Shorewood
Library News
Atwater School Centennial
Great Lakes Pet Expo
Winter Sidewalk Maintenance
Health Department Highlights
Calendar of Events 

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

"It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up."


-Vince Lombardi 

Health Tip 


A workout buddy is hugely helpful for keeping motivated, but it's important to find someone who will inspire-not discourage. So make a list of all your exercise-loving friends, then see who fits this criteria. 

Environmental Tip


Use durable products. Choose furniture, equipment, and tools that will stand the test of time. 

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