March 27, 2015 
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo



Village Board Highlights


The Village Board met on Monday, March 23, 2015. These are the highlights from that meeting:  

  1. The Village Board continues to evaluate and implement the next steps of the Village of Shorewood Sanitary Sewer, Combined Sewer and Storm Sewer Improvements Facility Plan. The Village Board heard a presentation from Village Engineer, Mustafa Emir.  The major focus is the final implementation of the southeast portion of the combined sewer area.

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Metro Market Redevelopment  


As excavation and grading work continued this week, the site was surveyed for the new Metro Market building. The foundation layout has also begun. Next week excavation will continue while the formwork for the foundations is started.  


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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 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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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.



Pet Licenses are Due on Tuesday,  

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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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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The fifth annual 50+ Health Fair sponsored by the Shorewood Senior Resource (SRC) will be held on Wednesday, April 1 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Shorewood Library, Lower Level.


The free Fair is a one-stop opportunity for older adults to connect with professionals and experts in various fields.  The program includes blood pressure checks, vision and hearing screening, hand grip strength evaluations, physical therapy information, private memory screening, stress management techniques and the latest nutrition and wellness updates.


Representatives from a legal firm will be available with elder information on wills, trusts, directives and estate planning. The North Shore Fire Department Battalion Chief will be on hand with fire and safety awareness alerts. The Milwaukee Council on Aging will have resources and options for senior concerns and issues.

Healthy snacks, tea and coffee will be served throughout the morning.  Attendees are invited to participate in a Zumba Gold class and to sample an Indian curry dish prepared on-the-spot. 


The 50 +Fair is free and open to the public. For information contact Elizabeth Price, Shorewood Senior Resource Center, 414.847.2727.


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 Shorewood High School Art Contest Winner Announced


The Shorewood Senior Resource Center (SRC) has announced the winner of an art contest open to 11th and 12th grade Shorewood High School students. Federica de Marchi, 17, a foreign exchange student from Italy at SHS will be awarded the $1,000 cash prize. Her work in Adobe Photoshop entitled "The Tree of Ages" follows the contest theme, Intergenerational Shorewood, with a tree illustrating the seasons. "The spring represents growth and youth. The fall represents aging with beautiful warm colors since I consider aging a sweet part of life," de Marchi explains.


All entries will be displayed at the SRC 15th Anniversary party on April 15 and the winning piece will be framed and hung in the Spector Conference Room in the Shorewood Village Center. The $1,000.00 cash award will be presented at the Shorewood High School Awards and Scholarship event in May.


Contest judges were: Jim Maki, retired SHS art teacher and artist; David Lenz, artist with work on display in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. and the Milwaukee Art Museum; and Bob Smith, Professor of photography at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD).


Funding for the contest comes from monies generously donated over the years in memory of members of the community. This year's competition was funded in memory of Pat Burke, Dan and Violet Duecker, LaVerne Hammond, Jean Shaughnessy, Lorraine Shimeta and Esther Weinberger.


Contributions are always welcome and may be made to the Shorewood Foundation and designated for the Shorewood Senior Resource Center. For more information about donations contact Elizabeth Price, Shorewood Senior Resource Center, 414.847.2727.

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Thinking of Building a Fence, Deck or Patio?


The most common building projects in the springtime is the construction of a fence, deck or patio. A building permit is required for these projects along with a survey marking where you plan to build. (The Village has many surveys on file, so please check with us if you do not have one.) You may not be aware that patios and decks cannot be constructed within a property's zoning setbacks, typically a minimum of three (3) feet from a properties side and rear boundaries.  Patios that are located within a front yard must also be approved by the Design Review Board.  


Informational brochures are available on the Village's website or in the Planning & Development Department. Contact the Planning and Development Department staff at 414.847.2640 for any building project you may be planning.

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Healthy & Safe Saturday at the 

Shorewood Police and North Shore Fire Station
3936 N. Murray Ave. Saturday, April 25, 2015 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Hands only CPR training - North Shore Fire Department
The North Shore Fire Department will provide training on the hands-only CPR. This life saving technique can be taught to you in about ten minutes.



Blood Pressure check - North Shore Health Department
Take five minutes to find out about the number 1 killer of adults--high blood pressure can lead to heart attacks, strokes and death. Find out your numbers!


Crime Prevention information - Shorewood Police Department
Members of the Shorewood Police Department will be on hand to provide information on how to keep your home and property safe. 
We will also give tours of the fire and police stations, the jail cells, the squad cars and fire trucks, so bring your camera!


New Neighbor's information - Shorewood New Neighbor's Program
This program gives new residents a chance to learn about what Shorewood has to offer. You will be amazed by all of the good things happening in Shorewood.



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. at Three Lions Pub.  "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.


Conservation Fair and Green Clean Event


Come to the Conservation Fair and Green Clean Event on Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Atwater school parking lot.  Learn more about Shorewood's green efforts and how you can help clean out your house and garage and save many items from the landfill"  


Follow this link to the event flyer for more information! 


Health Department Highlights 


Staff attended the Southeastern Wisconsin Safe Kids Coalition Meeting. Information on childhood poisoning, community programs, and upcoming car seat check events were provided. To find out where and when the next car seat check event is going to be held please visit this website or schedule an individual appointment through the North Shore Fire's website.


Upcoming Immunization Clinics: (appointment required)


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


Upcoming Blood Pressure Clinics: (no appointment necessary)


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

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Community Event Calendar


Shorewood School District Spring Break-Schools Closed

Monday, March 30-Friday, April 3, 2015


Shorewood School Board Forum

Monday, March 30, 2015, 5:30 p.m.

Shorewood Public Library Community Room

Sponsored by the Milwaukee League of Women Voters and Grassroots North Shore


50+ Health Fair

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Village Center

(See Article for More Information)


General Elections

Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.

(See Article for More Information)


Shorewood Intermediate School/Shorewood High School Jazz Concert

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 7 p.m.


Healthy and Safe Saturday

Saturday, April 25, 2015, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.

Shorewood Public Safety Building

(See Article for More Information)


Shorewood Conservation Fair & Green Clean Event

Saturday, May 2, 2015, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Atwater School Parking Lot

(See Article for More Information)



Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Village Board Highlights
Metro Market Redevelopment
Tax Payments
Election News!
Pet Licenses
Volunteer Opportunities
50+ Health Fair
Art Contest Winner
Project Planning Tips
Healthy and Safe Saturday
Shorewood Reads Update
Shorewood Conservation Fair & Green Clean Event
Health Department Highlights
Calendar of Events 

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

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

Village Hall Offices Closed
Friday, April 3, 2015

DPW Compactor Open
Saturday, April 4, 2015
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Village Board Meeting
Monday, April 6, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Village Hall Court Room

School Board Meeting
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at
7 p.m.
Shorewood High School Library

Library Board Meeting
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.
Shorewood Public Library

Design Review Board Meeting
Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 5 p.m.
Village Hall Committee Room
Quotes of the Week

"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." 


-Mark Twain

Health Tip 


Water is nature's magic elixir. It improves your oral health, promotes weight loss and energizes you. Ordinary water, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center found, raises alertness. The scientists discovered that water increases sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activity. SNS is responsible for activating the body's responses under stress, raising blood pressure, energy use and alertness. Next time you need an energy boost, skip the caffeine and turn on the tap.

Environmental Tip


Nurture house plants that have air purifying qualities. Bonus: Many of these plants are surprisingly easy to care for!

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