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April 9, 2015 
 
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo

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Village Board Highlights

 

The Village Board met on Monday, April 6, 2015. These are the highlights from that meeting:

  1. Issued Proclamation - 125th Anniversary of the founding of the General Federation of Women's Clubs

  2. Issued Proclamation - Arbor Day in Shorewood

  3. Adopted Resolution supporting the continued protection of Downer Woods

  4. Approved 2015 PPII Program project and funding

  5. Approved multiple outdoor dining special privilege permits

  6. Approved engineering services for construction inspection for Estabrook roadway extension and Menlo Blvd watermain projects

  7. Approved Village parking lot maintenance project

  8. Authorized staff to fill vacant Clerk/Treasurer position

  9. Adopted Resolution opposing the elimination of personal property taxes

  10. Approved request of funding for updated computer Barracuda backup system

  11. Approved Street Festival Permit for Wisconsin Surfrider Foundation c/o Eric Gietzen, August 22, 2015 at Atwater Park and Beach

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Election Results

 

The Village of Shorewood had a 31.27% turnout for the April 7, 2015 Spring Election. The complete election results can be found on the Village Clerk's webpage which can be accessed by clicking on this link. 

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Nominate Shorewood's 4th of July Grand Marshal

 

Honor a deserving Shorewood resident who has made significant contributions to the life of the community, usually as a volunteer, by nominating him/her as a 4th of July Grand Marshal.  Grand Marshals ride, in a place of honor, in Shorewood's 4th of July parade and are recognized publicly at Atwater Park, prior to the fireworks. A letter of nomination, that includes the specifics as to why the person is being nominated, along with the contact information of the nominee and the person nominating, should be sent to: Shorewood Village Hall, 3930 N. Murray Ave. to the attention of Jan Zehren, 4th of July Coordinator.  Nominations are due June 1, 2015.

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Metro Market Progress

 

On March 31, the groundbreaking ceremony for the Metro Market was held.  Attendees from all aspects of this project were present, along with members of the Shorewood Community.  

 

The exterior foundations are now being formed and poured. 

 

To keep up with the Metro Market project, you can:  

 

 

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April is Shorewood Reads Month!

 

As declared by the Village Board, April is Shorewood Reads month. We invite you to participate!

 

Celebrate by reading Shotgun Lovesongs by Wisconsin author Nickolas Butler. Then come together with your neighbors to discuss and enjoy the book, its themes, and its author, April 11-16th.

 

You're invited: Whether you are a lifelong Shorewood resident, or new to the Village. Whether you're retired and looking for a way to meet new people, or a young professional looking to create ties in the Village. Whether you're a high school student or a parent of a high school student or a grandparent of a high school student - or don't know any high school students at all. Whether you own a business or are studying for a degree. Whether you live or work or play in Shorewood, or do all three or none. You're invited!

 

Full schedule of events:

 

-Saturday, April 11, 6:30-9 p.m. - Shorewood Lovesongs in Concert at Three Lions Pub. An evening of music and art, featuring readings from Shotgun Lovesongs, local music and good times for the whole family.

 

-Monday, April 13, 10 a.m. - Shotgun Lovesongs discussion at Collectivo. Grab a coffee and a pastry and talk about the book with Shorewood Library librarians Hayley and Emily.

 

-Tuesday, April 14, 7 p.m. - Shotgun Lovesongs discussion at Camp Bar. Grab a beer or an old-fashioned and talk about the book with Shorewood Library librarians Hayley and Emily.

 

-Thursday, April 16, 10 a.m. - Nickolas Butler on Writing and Publishing - Shorewood Library. An intimate session with Butler, especially for aspiring writers and those interested in the publishing process. Co-sponsored by Red Oak Writing.

 

-Thursday, April 16, 7:00 p.m. - Nickolas Butler visit and book signing - Shorewood Library. Your chance to get all your questions answered by the author himself! Books for sale from Boswell Book Company, drawing for Boswell gift certificates to purchase Butler's next book, and books signed after the talk. The evening is open to all and does not require ticket purchase, but we will have limited seating so plan to arrive by 6:30 p.m. Overflow seating may be available.

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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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Come Out and P.L.A.Y. !

 

On Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., join us for our first ever Community P.L.A.Y. day. Through partnerships with the North Shore Health Department, Outpost Natural Foods and others, we bring you a slate of Play, Learning & Literacy Activities for You & Your Young Children. Families with young children will get to see some hands-on demonstrations, discover how your children learn through play, and take home a wealth of ideas (and some fun and easy handmade learning toys).

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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 in about ten minutes.

 

 

Blood Pressure check - North Shore Health Department
Take five minutes to find out about the number one killer of adults--high blood pressure-- which 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.

 

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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! 

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Wearable Art Show


The Shorewood Women's Club, in conjunction with the Friends of Shorewood Library, is pleased to present the 11th Annual Wearable Art Show on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Shorewood Village Center, Lower Level, 3920 N. Murray Avenue.

 

A variety of vendors from jewelry to fashion, silk-appliqued clothing-purses-felt-shawls-scarves-pins-hats. There will be a silent auction, prizes every half-hour, coffee and a bake sale. Admission is $2 at the door. Please call 414.964.8448 with any questions.

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Health Department Highlights 

 

April 6 - 12 is National Public Health Week.  Please take a moment this week and see what public health does.  Also, feel free to visit the North Shore Health Department website or the State of Wisconsin website to learn a little more about public health.

 

Upcoming Immunization Clinics: (appointment required)

 

-Tuesday April 14, 2015: 10-11 a.m.- Brown Deer Office

 

-Wednesday April 15, 2015: 3:30-4:30 p.m.- Brown Deer Office

 

Adult Health Clinic: (appointment required)

 

-Wednesday April 15, 2015: 8-10 a.m.- Brown Deer Office

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Community Event Calendar

 

Shorewood Intermediate School/Shorewood High School Jazz Concert

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

 

DPW Compactor Open

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

 

Healthy and Safe Saturday

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

Shorewood Public Safety Building

(See Article for More Information)

 

Come Out and P.L.A.Y. ! Event

Saturday, April 25, 2015, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Shorewood Public Library

(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)

 

Wearable Art Show

Saturday, May 2, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Village Center

(See Article for More Information)

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Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Village Board Highlights
Election Results
4th of July Grand Marshal
Metro Market Progress
Shorewood Reads Update
Volunteer Opportunities
Come Out and P.L.A.Y. !
Project Planning Tips
Healthy and Safe Saturday
Shorewood Conservation Fair & Green Clean Event
Wearable Art Show
Health Department Highlights
Events
Calendar of Events 

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

Parks Commission Meeting
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.
Village Hall Committee Room

Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Committee Meeting
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Village Hall Committee Room

School Board Meeting
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Shorewood High School Library

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

Municipal Court
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 5 p.m.
Village Hall Court Room

Design Review Board Meeting
Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 5 p.m.
Village Hall Committee Room

Plan Commission Meeting
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
Village Hall Court Room

Health Tip 

 

Think you're getting a nutritional boost from your morning cereal? Up to 40 percent of the vitamins in fortified cereals dissolve in the milk. If you don't drink the leftover cow juice, you're not getting the fancy-pants nutrients!  

Environmental Tip

 

Consider reusable grocery bags. Bring them with you wherever you go in the trunk of your car and avoid the use of paper and plastic bags. 

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