- Emmett "Doc" Brown from "Back to the Future"
For information on upcoming Board, Committee and Commission meetings as well as other government-related meetings and events, please follow the link above to the Village Government Calendar.

October 19 Village Board Highlights

The Village Board met on Monday, October 19, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Hall Court Room. These are the agenda items that the Board discussed or took action on during the meeting:
  1. Approved Presentation of Accounts October 19, 2015
  2. Approved Resolution 2015-13 Adopting the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan
  3. Tabled Design Alternatives for Capitol Drive Crosswalks
  4. Approved Weights and Measures License Assessments
  5. Approved Trustee Appointments to Wilson Drive Community Task Force Steering Committee Appointing Trustees Amenta and Linnane
  6. Approved Revisions of Wilson Drive Community Task Force Framework

Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan

The Village Board adopted the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan during their October 19 meeting. Those that would like to review the approved plan can access the link above or review hard copies of the plan which are present at the customer service desk in Village Hall or at the Library.

Clerk-Treasurer O'Malley Receives WCPC Certification

Village Clerk-Treasurer Tanya O'Malley recently attained her Wisconsin Certified Professional Clerk (WCPC) certification. Attaining this certification confirms O'Malley's dedication to her profession and the Village.

The WCPC is the top certification awarded to municipal clerks who demonstrate a commitment towards obtaining the proper training, education and lifelong experiences necessary to excel in the profession.  Clerks striving to receive this recognition need to complete a minimum of 145 education and experience points, must reaffirm the code of ethics and must be in the municipal clerk profession for a minimum of eight years.

O'Malley started with the Village of Shorewood this year on July 6.  O'Malley was previously the Clerk-Treasurer in Fox Point.  The Village of Shorewood congratulates O'Malley on achieving this special accomplishment!

Shorewood Trick or Treating Hours for 2015

The Village of Shorewood will have trick or treating this year on Saturday, October 31 from 1-4 p.m.  This is a slight change from the historical Sunday hours for trick or treating.  

Changing the hours to a Saturday this year will offer children the opportunity to go trick or treating on the actual day of Halloween.  

Residents who have questions about trick or treating hours may call the customer service desk at Village Hall at 414.847.2700.  

The Village hopes all residents and children enjoy a safe and fun Halloween this year!
Oktoberfest Fundraiser for the Shorewood Foundation on October 24
The Shorewood Foundation is hosting an Oktoberfest Fundraiser on Saturday, October 24 starting at 6 p.m. The fundraiser will take place at Three Lions Pub in Shorewood.  Those attending the event are asked to make a $5 donation at the door.

There will be a commemorative mug for the first 100 attendees along with live German music, games, prizes and snacks.  Drink specials will be present at the fundraiser event.  20% of the purchases go to the Shorewood Foundation and will be directly reinvested into the Shorewood community.


Website Testing for the Village Scheduled for
October 28

The Village of Shorewood is looking for up to 20 volunteers to test out the Village website.  The testing will take place on Wednesday, October 28 at 6 p.m. at Northwoods in Shorewood.

This will be a great opportunity for residents to learn how to navigate the Village's website and provide feedback to staff on how to better organize the webpages.  Volunteers are encouraged to also bring a mobile device or tablet to the event so they can try navigating the website on multiple devices. Laptops will be available for residents to utilize during the testing.

Those interested in participating or learning more about the testing should contact Assistant Village Manager Tyler Burkart at 414.847.2705 or by email at tburkart@villageofshorewood.org.  

Remembering Dickey Chapelle

Georgette "Dickey" Chapelle (nee Meyer) grew up in a home on Shorewood Blvd., attended Atwater Elementary and Shorewood High School, and graduated as valedictorian of the class of 1935. She was fascinated by airplanes and eager for adventure.  Eventually she combined her interests and talents to become a nationally known photojournalist. She covered combat locations from Iwo Jima to Vietnam, focusing on the stories of front-line soldiers.  Chapelle was killed in Vietnam on November 4, 1965, the first woman journalist killed in combat.

Two events inspired by the 50th anniversary of Chapelle's death will take place in Shorewood:
  • "Behind the Pearl Earrings," a documentary produced by MPTV, will be previewed in the Gensler Auditorium at Shorewood High School, Thursday, October 29 at 7 p.m.  (MPTV10 air date: Nov. 3 at 7 p.m.)
  • Author John Garofolo will talk about his new book, "Dickey Chapelle Under Fire, Photographs by the First Woman War Correspondent Killed in Action," on Thursday, November 5 at 7 p.m. at the Shorewood Library (Village Center).  The author visit is sponsored by the Shorewood Historical Society, Friends of Shorewood Library and Boswell Book Company.
The public is welcome at both events. Admission is free.

Dickey Chapelle received the Shorewood School District's Tradition of Excellence Award in 2003. For more information about Chapelle or the scheduled events, see the displays in the Shorewood Library and Village Center or contact the Shorewood Historical Society.

Leaf Collection Reminder for the Fall from the Department of Public Works

Vacuum leaf collection began on Monday, October 19.  DPW crews make every effort to maintain day-certain leaf collection (please see schedule). 
 
Please rake leaves into long rows at the edge of the curb, but DO NOT place leaves in the street.  Please also do not include any other yard waste debris in the leaf pile.  Items such as twigs, branches and plants clog the vac machines resulting in significant delays and potentially costly repairs. 
 
All other yard waste debris must be placed in paper yard waste bags for collection.  Leaf collection will continue through Friday, December 4 weather permitting.  For additional information please visit www.villageofshorewood.org/leaf.

Film Screening of "Just Eat It" on November 6

As part of the annual fall film screening, the Shorewood Conservation Committee is pleased to host a free community movie, "Just Eat It," on Friday, November 6 at 7 p.m. at the Shorewood High School Auditorium. 
 
This public screening is a great educational opportunity for students, staff, and families. "Just Eat It" explores the issue of food waste in our country and culture offering everyday ways in which consumers and households can do their part to reduce waste in the home, raise awareness, and thus minimize the environmental damage caused by discarded food.
 
Feel free to contact Assistant Village Manager Tyler Burkart at tburkart@villageofshorewood.org or 414.847.2705 if you have any questions about the event.

Shorewood Connects Fall Yard Clean-up Scheduled for November 7

Would you like to help out with this year's Shorewood Connects Fall Yard Clean-up?  It is scheduled for Saturday, November 7 at 9 a.m.  Please sign-up in any of the following ways:
Volunteers should sign-up ahead of time so we can have your assignments ready when you come to the Village Center on November 7 for a light breakfast.  As always, you will need your own rake and transportation.  All assignments help older and disabled homeowners in Shorewood and none of the assignments are longer than 2 hours. 
 
T-shirts will be available compliments of Harbor Chase and Sherman Associates.  This is a great way to connect with people of all ages in the Shorewood community.  Sign-up today!

Final Curbside Brush Collections for the Year

November ends the curbside brush collection season.  Please see the map/schedule for the date of your final collection this year.  
 
Please be sure that branches are appropriately sized - branches with a minimum 1/2 inch diameter and 4-feet long and a maximum of 6-inch diameter and 7-feet long should be stacked neatly on the parkway with the stem end toward the curb. Garden material, vines, etc. are not considered brush and must be bagged as yard waste.
 
Still have brush or yard waste?  These materials can be brought to the DPW yard on the Saturdays which the compactor is open - 1st and 3rd Saturdays April through November and 1st Saturday December through March from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Keeping Shorewood Looking Beautiful

Property maintenance is an ongoing concern for the Village; and as a resident, it should be important to you, too. Working to maintain your home means protecting your investment and keeping your neighborhood vibrant and appealing for potential newcomers and visitors alike.
 
Some general property maintenance items are:
  • Keep weeds maintained and cut on your property
  • Keep grass below 6 inches
  • Do not store building materials outside or other items that are not meant to be outside
  • Keep your home and garage exterior surfaces waterproofed
  • Direct rainwater runoff away from your house and your neighbors
  • Ensure no broken windows
One aspect of being a good neighbor is property maintenance.  Any questions about property enforcement may be directed to Code Compliance Inspector Tim Koepp at 414.847.2641 or TKoepp@villageofshorewood.org. To report a concern, please submit through the village's website Submit A Request module located on the homepage at www.villageofshorewood.org or in writing to the Planning & Development Department at Village Hall.

Teen Open Mic Night

Shorewood teens in grades 7-12 are invited to come share their talents (writing, singing, dancing, anything) at an Open Mic Night this Friday, October 23 from 4 - 6 p.m.  Complete event information is on our website: http://www.shorewoodlibrary.org/connect/events_calendar.php?eid=814
 
You can find out more about what Shorewood Library offers for teens here: http://www.shorewoodlibrary.org/teens/


Fall into Story Times at Shorewood Library

There is a story time at Shorewood Library for almost every schedule and age. The 2015-16 session of pre-school story time for ages 3 and 4 is well under way, but new registrants are always welcome. Please call us, visit us or go online to register at least one day prior to the next story time. 

Starting this week, parents of younger ones can register for either Rhyme and Read (6-23 months) or Toddler Time (2-3 years) story times held on Monday mornings or evenings in November. Again, it's easy to register over the phone, in person or online! Space is limited in the morning and evening sessions of both types of story time. Find information on each story time at http://www.shorewoodlibrary.org/parents/story_times.php
The Shorewood's Farmers Market open for 2 more Sundays!

Shorewood Farmers Market is open just two more Sundays, October 25 and November 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

 

Over 20 vendors are selling produce and artisanal food products weekly, rain or shine.  

 

You can get weekly recipes using market products and sample one from a professional meal planner, nutritionist or chef at 11:30 a.m. at the Market booth. 

 

For more information, "like" the Shorewood Farmers Market Facebook page.

Sustainable Shorewood Tip of the Week        

Divert candy wrappers from the landfill
Last year Americans bought over 1 billion pounds of pumpkins, sent around 85 percent of textiles to the landfill and ate 598 million pounds of candy to celebrate Halloween.  Because of their hard-to-recycle composition, wrappers from those 598 million pounds of candy end up in the landfill or littered across your neighborhood. Do your part by collecting the wrappers and sending them to TerraCycle, where they can be turned into new products.  
 
To learn more about TerraCycle, feel free to visit their website at http://www.terracycle.com/en-US/pages/how-terracycle-works.html.
 
- Arizona State University

Health Department Highlights        

Did You Know?
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among youth (5-17 years old) in Wisconsin. Fortunately, we have seen a significant increase in the percent of Wisconsin high school students who report wearing a seat belt over the past decade. In 2013, eight percent of high school students say that they never or rarely wear a seat belt compared to 29 percent in 1993. Unfortunately, a significant percent of high school students continue to report drinking and driving (9%) and texting and driving (48%). 
 
The week of October 18 - 24 is National Teen Driver Safety Week. One of the big success stories for reducing teen crash fatalities is the graduated driver licensing program (GDL). Wisconsin's GDL law was passed to give teens more driving practice time; restrict their ability to drive during late night hours; limit the number of passengers who can ride with teen drivers; and increase the time before a teen can earn an unrestricted license. The North Shore Health Department continues to support efforts to reduce motor vehicle crashes for teens and their family members through our partnerships with community agencies.

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The North Shore Health Department has another open flu immunization clinic scheduled this fall.  Mark your calendar to come and get your flu shot on:
  • Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - North Shore Library, located at 6800 Port Washington Rd. (no appointment necessary)
We are scheduling flu immunizations during our regular All Immunization Clinic times. Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414.371.2980. The next Immunization Clinics are scheduled for the following days:
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2015 from 4 - 5 p.m. - North Shore Library (appointment required)
  • Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 10 - 11 a.m. - Brown Deer (appointment required)
  • Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 3 - 4:30 p.m. - Shorewood (appointment required)
Upcoming Adult Health Clinics (appointment required):
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2015 from 8 - 10 a.m. - Shorewood
Upcoming Blood Pressure Screenings (no appointment required):
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2015 from 3:30 - 4 p.m. - North Shore Library
  • Wednesday, October 28, 2015 from 3:30 - 5 p.m. - Shorewood
To make an appointment, contact the North Shore Health Department at 414.371.2980 or visit the website.
Upcoming Community Events

Teen Open Mic Night
Friday, October 23, 2015 from 4-6 p.m.
Shorewood Library

Shorewood High School Band Concert
Friday, October 23, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Shorewood High School Auditorium

Oktoberfest Fundraiser - Shorewood Foundation
Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 6 p.m.
Three Lions Pub

Village Website Testing Event
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 6 p.m.
Northwoods

Preview of "Beyond the Pearl Earrings" Documentary
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Gensler Auditorium at Shorewood High School

Trick or Treating
Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 1-4 p.m.
Village of Shorewood

Stewardship Project at Estabrook Park
Sunday, November 1, 2015 from 8:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Estabrook Park
Visit website to learn more

Side by Side - Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra featuring Shorewood High School Orchestras
Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Shorewood High School Arena

Visit with Author John Garofolo - Dickey Chapelle Under Fire, Photographs by the First Woman War Correspondent Killed in Action
Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Shorewood Library

Public Film Screening of "Just Eat It"
Friday, November 6, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Gensler Auditorium at Shorewood High School

Shorewood Connects Fall Yard Clean-Up
Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 9 a.m.
Village Center
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