March 19, 2015 
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo


Village Board Highlights


The Village Board met on Monday, March 16, 2015. These are the highlights from that meeting:  

  1. Proclamation-Shorewood Reads 2015, a community-wide reading event held April 11-16 featuring the novel Shotgun Lovesongs.
  2. Presentation-Clerk/Treasurer's Office and Customer Service Department Annual Report
  3. Presentation-Police Department Annual Report
  4. Presentation-2014 NR 216 Annual Report
  5. Contract awarded to Northland Recreation for the provision and installation of playground equipment at Atwater Park
  6. Adopted Resolution authorizing the replacement of defective sidewalks and carriage walks and the assessment of the cost thereof to the abutting property owner
  7. Awarded contract for 2015 sidewalk program
  8. Approved River Club renovations from Russ Davis
  9. Approved Street Festival Permit for Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse c/o Ellen Irion, May 29, 2015, at Atwater Park
  10. Approved Temporary Class "B"/Class B" Retailer's License for Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse c/o Ellen Irion, May 29, 2015, at Atwater Park
  11. Approved Reimbursement Resolution for Menlo Boulevard water main improvements

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New Atwater Park Playground!


Department of Public Works (DPW) crews began preparations this week for the new Atwater Park (upper level) playground structure to be installed this spring!  Work began with the removal of the old structure and wood chips.  DPW staff will assess the condition of the underdrain system and make any necessary repairs.  The base will be prepared to specified depth prior to the installation of the structure and the new poured-in-place surface that will be a very welcome new feature.  This work should be complete by late May.


This is the culmination of months of work by residents, staff and the Parks Commission. As the old playground equipment has aged and been maintained by our DPW staff, it was recognized that new equipment would be a necessity in 2015. The Parks Commission went into action gathering information and identifying what would be required for new equipment. In early February, the Village issued a request for proposals (RFP) for new equipment based on the recommendations received from residents and the Parks Commission.


The RFP yielded many more proposals than were expected with a total of 7 separate companies submitting 12 different proposals which met the requirements of the RFP. The Parks Commission met on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 to consider these proposals for recommendation to the Board. After careful consideration, the Parks Commission voted to recommend the design from Northland Recreation to the Village Board. On Monday, March 16, 2015, the Village Board of Trustees awarded the contract for new playground equipment for Atwater Park to Northland. 


The tentative project completion date, in which the playground will be functional and open to the public, is scheduled to be June, 12, 2015.

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Metro Market Redevelopment  


The former Walgreens and Harry W. Schwartz buildings are officially razed! During the demolition, an older building foundation was discovered, adding to the site preparation timeline.


The remaining asphalt will be removed and construction of the new Metro Market grocery store foundation will begin. The Village and developer will continue to have project information and updates available.  


Sign up to receive project alerts from the Village at www.villageofshorewood.org/signup. The Village also has project renderings and a construction schedule on the website at www.villageofshorewood.org/metromarket.


Also check out the developer's project page which will include a blog highlighting project details and status at www.shorewoodmetromarket.com.

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Boards, Committee and Commission Appointments


The Village of Shorewood is seeking applications for the Board of Review, Conservation Committee, Design Review Board, Elder Services Advisory Board, Parks Commission, Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Committee and Recreation Advisory Board. Please consider using your Knowledge, skill and passion to help the Village of Shorewood now and in the future.


If you are interested in applying for any of these appointments, please submit your application to the Clerk's Office no later than March 20, 2015. Applications will be reviewed and appointments set for interviews. You may obtain the application on our website or contact the Village Clerk's office at 847-2608.


Applications are kept on file for two years. You may also review the list of Boards, Committees and Commissions and submit applications for any selection that is not listed above. Your application may be considered during the year if a vacancy occurs. 

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Wanted: Shorewood Foundation Directors  


Do you love living in Shorewood?  Do you enjoy working with other dedicated professionals to make a positive impact on the community? Then consider applying to be a Director for the Shorewood Foundation.  We are looking for committed individuals with financial, event planning, public relations, social media, and/or development/fundraising knowledge to join our volunteer board. Please return an application by April 15.  Please contact Alicia Domack with questions.

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 Tax Payment - 2nd Installment


March 31, 2015 is the deadline for the second installment for tax payments.  Personal property taxes were due in full as of January 31.   


Payments may be made in the following manner:

  1. Pay at Village Hall, 3930 N Murray Avenue.
  2. Deposit the payment in the white mailbox in the back of Village Hall.  Please include your name, address, phone number and tax key number for property.
  3. Pay online with our online services. If paying online, please note the additional charges for payment by credit card and electronic check.
  4. Pay at either one of the Shorewood North Shore Bank offices.  Only installment payments are accepted at the bank.
  5. For overpayments, please use options 1 or 2.
  6. For partial payments, please use options 1, 2 or 3. 

If you wish to receive a receipt, please enclose a self-addressed envelope to ensure delivery to the proper address.   

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Shorewood Reads!


Shorewood Reads is one month away. You've still got time to read Shotgun Lovesongs and be part of the fun. The week of events celebrating and inspired by Shotgun Lovesongs kicks off on Saturday, April 11 with a concert and gallery night from 7-9 p.m. "Shorewood Lovesongs in Concert" features eight local music acts, including Hot Damn! and an SHS jazz sextet. Interspersed with the music will be readings from Shotgun Lovesongs. To round off the night, attendees can view art inspired by Shotgun Lovesongs and created in SHS art classes and more. You can learn about all the Shorewood Reads events on our website.


Election News!


An Election for Nonpartisan Offices and State Referendum will be conducted on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 for the Justice of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, numerous Circuit Court Judge Branches, Village President, two (2) Village Trustees and School Board Races.


All three (3) polling locations will be used for the April 7, 2015 Election.


Library/Village Center
3920 North Murray Avenue
1, 2, 3, 4
Shorewood High School
1701 East Capitol Drive
5, 6, 7, 8
Lake Bluff School
1600 East Lake Bluff Boulevard
9, 10, 11, 12





Absentee voting and registration in the Clerk's Office, 3930 North Murray Avenue, will conclude on Friday, April 3, 2015 at 5 p.m. and registration will resume on Election Day at each polling location. Please remember to bring proof of residence when you are registering to vote.


If you have any additional questions regarding Election Day,
please contact the Village Clerk, Sherry Grant, at 414.847.2608.



Maker Faire at the Library!


Makers, crafters and DIY-ers of all ages are invited to our first ever Maker Faire at Shorewood Library. We'll have hands-on demonstrations and make-and-take items from Home Depot, Brown Dog Gadgets, GhostBusters, and Shorewood's own tinker librarian, Lisa. Join us on Saturday, March 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All ages are welcome, and all ages are sure to come away with some awesome ideas and inspiration. 

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Pet Licenses are Due on March 31, 2015


Pet licenses are required within 30 days of ownership for dogs and cats ages 5 months and older. Licenses may be obtained at Village Hall, 3930 N Murray Ave. and require proof of rabies vaccination and verification that the animal has been spayed or neutered, if applicable.  

Pet licenses are $12 for a spayed/neutered animal and $24 for others.  Annual renewal is due on or before March 31.  A late fee of $6 or $12 will be assessed if application is received on or after April 1.





It is unlawful for any person or persons, partnership or corporations to keep, maintain or harbor more than two dogs or cats in any resident, household, dwelling unit or place of business within the Village of Shorewood. This means not more than two dogs or two cats, or one dog and one cat, totaling not more than two pets.


A special permit allowing the harboring, keeping or maintaining of more than two dogs or cats may be obtained from the Village Manager, if he determines that the issuance of such special permits will not be injurious to the public health, safety or welfare. The annual cost for this additional permit is $15.


Both the pet license and extra pet license applications forms are available on the Village website.  


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Health Department Highlights 


March 15-20 was National Poison Prevention week. Unintentional poisoning is a leading cause of injury-related deaths in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Poison Center provides 24-hour, toll-free poisoning information for all Wisconsin residents. The Poison Center is also a great resource for information on poisoning prevention, product alerts, poison first-aid, pet poisoning and plant safety.  The number for the Wisconsin Poison Center is 1-800-222-1222.


Upcoming Immunization Clinics: (appointment required)


-Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 4-5 p.m.: North Shore Library


Upcoming Adult Health Clinics: (appointment required)


-Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 8-10 a.m.: Shorewood Office


Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening: (no appointment required)


-Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 3:30-5 p.m.: Shorewood Office


-Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 3:30-4 p.m.: North Shore Library

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Community Event Calendar
Friends of MADACC Soiree for Strays Benefit
Friday, March 20, 2015, 6 p.m.
Hot Water WhereHouse
818 S. Water Street
League of Women Voters and Grassroots North Shore Election Forum
Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
Village Library
Meet the candidates for Village Trustee

Shorewood Police Department "Town Hall Meeting"
Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Village Center

Retiring Police Chief David Banaszynski will discuss the 2014 annual report and talk about the upcoming changes in the Shorewood Police Department. New technology, new leadership and more.


Shorewood School District Spring Break-Schools Closed

Monday, March 30-Friday, April 3, 2015


Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Village Board Agenda
New Atwater Park Playground
Metro Market Redevelopment
Volunteer Opportuniies
More Volunteer Opportunities
Tax Payments
Shorewood Reads Update
Election News!
Maker Faire Comes to Shorewood!
Pet Licenses
Health Department Highlights
Calendar of Events 

Special Village Board Meeting
Monday, March 23, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
Village Hall Court Room
-Discussion of Sanitary Sewer and Stormwater Facility Plan Update

Shorewood Police Department "Town Hall Meeting"
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
Village Center

Design Review Board
Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 5 p.m.
Village Hall Court Room

Municipal Court
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 5 p.m.
Village Hall Court Room

Elder Services Advisory Board Meeting
Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.
Village Center

Village Hall Offices Closed
Friday, April 3, 2015

Conservation Committee Meeting
Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Village Hall Committee Room

School Board Meeting
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at
7 p.m.
Shorewood High School Library
Quotes of the Week

"Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking."


-Marcus Aurelius

Health Tip 


With the weather improving it will become easier and easier to eat fresh local foods. Get outside and go to a farmer's market.

Environmental Tip


Most bottled water contains city tap water. Some 60 million plastic bottles end up in landfills each year and twenty million barrels of oil are used to make the bottles. It is 7,000 times more expensive than using your own tap water. 

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