- John F. Kennedy

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.

November 16 Village Board Agenda

The Village Board will meet on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Hall Court Room. These are the agenda items that the Board will discuss or take action on during the meeting:
  1. Consider Presentation of Accounts November 16, 2015
  2. Consider Appointment of Frances Bauer for a Three Year Term on the Elder Services Advisory Board
  3. Conduct Public Hearing on the Proposed Village of Shorewood 2016 Budget
  4. Consider Approval of Resolution 2015-15 Adopting the 2016 Budget and Authorizing the 2015 General Property Tax Levy Against All Taxable Property in the Village of Shorewood
  5. Consider Approval of Resolution 2015-16 Approving Unused Levy Carryover
  6. Consider Approval of Resolution 2015-17 Authorizing a Special Tax to be Levied for Delinquent Water and Sewer Bills
  7. Consider Approval of Resolution 2015-18 Authorizing a Special Charge to be Levied for Delinquent Grass Cutting Charges
  8. Consider Approval of Resolution 2015-19 Authorizing a Special Charge to be Levied for Delinquent Special Refuse Collections and Disposals
  9. Consider Approval of Resolution 2015-20 Authorizing a Special Charge to be Levied for Delinquent Snow Removal Charges
  10. Consider Approval of Resolution 2015-21 Authorizing a Special Tax to be Levied for Delinquent Re-inspection Charges
  11. Consider Approval of Resolution 2015-22 Authorizing a Special Charge to be Levied for Delinquent Private Alarm Systems Charges
  12. Consider Approval of Resolution 2015-23 Authorizing a Special Tax for the Cost of Replacement of Sidewalks, Carriage Walks, Driveway Approaches, Streets, and Alleys to be Levied Against Each Lot Affected for the Year 2015
  13. Update on Combined Sanitary Sewer Area Study
  14. Consider Resolution 2015-24 Regarding Non-Discrimination Policy

2016 Proposed Budget Public Hearing on November 16

The Village of Shorewood posted the 2016 proposed budget. The Village Board met with staff during five different public hearings to review budget proposals. 

The Village Board will be conducting one final public hearing on the 2016 proposed budget during their November 16 meeting. Feel free to visit the Village website in order to review the budget. 

Hard copies of the budget are available at the customer service desk at Village Hall and in the Library. 

Residents with questions on the budget should contact Finance Director Mark Emanuelson at 414.847.2607 or memanuelson@villageofshorewood.org.

Police Department Front Office Hours

The Village of Shorewood Police Department has made additional changes to their front office hours.   The new hours are as follows: 
  • Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. (the next morning) 
  • Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Closed Saturday
  • Sunday from 3 p.m. to 3 a.m. (the next morning)

The lobby of the police department will remain open 24 hours a day.  If you do come to the police department during the closed office hours you will need to use the phone in the lobby which will connect with the Bayside Communications Center who will then notify an officer and they will meet you in the lobby.  

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact the Police Department Administration line at 414.847.2610 or visit their website.
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities with the Friends of Estabrook Park
It will soon be winter at Estabrook Park, but there is much to do before the snow comes.  The Friends of Estabrook (FOE) Park are hosting two opportunities for people to come out and show some love for the park.  It is important to control invasive species such as buckthorn and to pick up a year's worth of trash in the park. The two volunteer opportunities include:
  • Buckthorn Weed Out.  Sunday, November 15 at 9 a.m.  Meet in the maintenance yard parking lot in the center of the park.  Wear sturdy footwear, long sleeves and pants, hats and gloves.  This activity is not recommended for children younger than the age of 12.  Tools will be provided.
  • Park Clean-Up.  Saturday, November 21 at 9 a.m.  Meet in the large parking lot by the beer garden.  Wear sturdy footwear, long sleeves and pants, hats and gloves.  Younger children accompanied by parents are welcome.
Friends of Estabrook Park will have beverages available after these events and the Beer Garden is willing to provide a limited number of certificates to give to adult participants for the clean up efforts. Those who have questions should either visit the FOE Facebook site, visit the FOE website or call Harold Schmidt at 414.933.4512.

Grand Opening for New Section of Oak Leaf Trail Scheduled for November 16

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Parks Director John Dargle, Jr. will celebrate the completion of a 6.6-mile extension of the Oak Leaf Trail from the Milwaukee Lakefront to the Ozaukee Interurban Trail in a bike-chain-cutting ceremony Monday, November 16 at 4 p.m., on the Oak Leaf Trail at 4927 N. Lydell Ave, just north of Hampton Avenue. The uninterrupted route, more than 10 years in the making, provides connectivity between Milwaukee County's paved, multi-use Oak Leaf Trail, municipal trails in the Village of Brown Deer and City of Glendale, and the Hank Aaron State Trail. 

Key to the project's success was the recent acquisition of a 3.1-mile segment of unused railway corridor and its conversion into non-motorized, multiple-use trail, as part of the Oak Leaf Trail System. The completed project is expected to benefit the community by providing not only trail-related recreational opportunities but also an alternative commuting route. Connectivity between trail systems will expand opportunities for bicycling, running, walking, roller-skating, and skate-boarding. Ramps on both sides of the Milwaukee River will improve access to support shore fishing and canoe and kayak launching and landing. 

In 2015, a Milwaukee County Trails Map and Park Guide was developed. The maps are available through the Park People of Milwaukee County. For more information on Milwaukee County Parks Trails, visit http://county.milwaukee.gov/Trails8084.htm.

Shorewood Metro Market Now Hiring

The Shorewood Metro Market, opening in 2016, is now hiring.  Those residents interested in applying for positions at Metro Market should visit Roundy's hiring center for an interview. The hiring center is located at 3970 N. Oakland Ave. inside of North Shore Bank.  Applications and interviews are available Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Residents interested in Metro Market positions can also apply online at metromarket.net/careers.  If the hiring center hours don't work for you, please call 414.967.9046 to schedule an appointment. Roundy's is looking to hire in the following areas:

DeliOvernight Replenishment
BakeryFloralProduce/Salad Bar
Candy ShopFood DemoSmoothie/Juice Bar
Cashiers/Front EndGrocery/LogisticsStore Management
CateringHot Foods/Line CookSushi
Coffee BarMeat & SeafoodWine & Spirits

Shorewood Connects Creates Programs Striving for a Dementia-Friendly Community

More than a year ago, Shorewood Connects set up a Dementia Awareness Work Group to help develop new ways to make it safer and easier for people with memory issues to live in the Village for as long as possible.

Similar programs are underway all across the country as part of a major initiative to create Dementia-Friendly Communities.  The goal is to support the 5.3 million Americans who live with Alzheimer's disease now - and to prepare for the 16 million who are expected to have the disease by 2050.

The most visible of Shorewood's efforts is the Memory Café that now offers a monthly social outing for people with mild to moderate memory loss. But trained volunteers have also met with a local bank to identify ways to protect people with memory issues. 

Training is being offered to Village staff on how to help people who seem confused or forgetful. Seminars have offered advice on legal and financial planning. And displays at the library are helping educate the public about diseases that cause a slow loss of memory and reasoning.  

Shorewood Connects Fall Yard Clean-up a Huge Success!

The Village of Shorewood and Shorewood Connects would like to thank all the volunteers that helped with the Fall Yeard Clean-up this past Saturday.  There was a total of 169 volunteers, including 75 Shorewood High School students, helped out at 34 homes of elderly or disabled residents in Shorewood.  This was the 8th annual Shorewood Connects Fall Yard Clean-up! It was a great day for everyone that came together to make a difference in the community and the weather was lovely for the event.

Final Curbside Brush Collections for the Year

November is the end of 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. 

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Bedtime Buddies Sleepover

On Friday, November 13, the Shorewood Library is hosting a slumber party - for stuffed animals only! Drop off your child's favorite bedtime buddy or stuffed animal at the library for a night of fun with other toys. Ms. Heide will kick off the slumber party with a story time for the toys and their children. To make sure we have room for all the toys, registration is required. Register over the phone (414.847.2670) or at the library this week!

Sustainable Shorewood Tip of the Week        

Maintaining Your Home's Ducts
It's the time of year when homes have their highest energy demand of the year. Heating accounts for 34% of all annual utility usage and is part of what makes an average home twice the emitter of carbon dioxide emissions as a vehicle. Here is a way to reduce the demand for expensive space heating.

Check the ducts. To ensure that as much warm air as possible is delivered through your central system, check the ductwork and wrap any leaks with duct mastic. Distribution losses (what's lost while air is transported from your furnace through ductwork to the vents) often amounts to 30%. So, sealing duct work could increase efficiency and the warm air you receive considerably ... keeping you warmer and making your furnace work less.
- United States Environmental Protection Agency

Health Department Highlights        

Did You Know?
Diabetes is a serious, yet controllable disease affecting over 475,000 adults in Wisconsin. In the North Shore, approximately 11% of respondents to a 2015 health survey reported that they had diabetes within the past three years. People with diabetes are at increased risk of diabetes-related complications, including blindness, kidney disease, foot and leg amputations, cardiovascular disease, stroke, depression, poor oral health, and death from influenza and pneumonia. November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and the North Shore Health Department is encouraging people to know if you are at risk for prediabetes and/or developing type 2 diabetes. You may be at risk if you are:
  • Over 45 years of age
  • Overweight
  • Have a family history of diabetes
  • Have high blood pressure
  • Physically active fewer than three times per week
  • Ever had diabetes while pregnant or gave birth to a baby that weighed more than 9 pounds
Talk to your healthcare provider about being tested for diabetes. Additionally, the National Diabetes Prevention Program can link people with prediabetes or those at-risk of developing type 2 diabetes, to trained lifestyle coaches. Coaches and workshops are available in Wisconsin to help provide support and guidance in healthy eating, losing weight, increasing physical activity, and managing stress. See CDC's website on the National Diabetes Prevention Program or the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging for information on where local programs are being held in our area.
Last week at the North Shore Health Department
The North Shore Health Department welcomed Lori Ahrenhoerster to our staff as a Public Health Program Manager. Lori earned her PhD in Environmental and Occupational Health and is a Certified Lactation Counselor. Lori is also adjunct faculty at UW-Milwaukee's Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health. As Public Health Manager, Lori will oversee the health department's public health emergency preparedness plan and manage the department's preparedness grant objectives and deliverables. Lori and her family are residents of Whitefish Bay!
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:
  • Thursday, November 12 from 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Shorewood (appointment required)
  • Tuesday, November 17 from 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. - Shorewood (appointment required)
  • Wednesday, November 18 from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.- Brown Deer (appointment required)
We continue to provide flu shots to home bound individuals, please call us at 414.371.2980 for appointments or questions.
Upcoming Adult Health Clinics
Wednesday, November 18 from 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Brown Deer (appointment required)
No Blood Pressure Screenings scheduled for next week

To make an appointment, contact the North Shore Health Department at 414.371.2980 or visit the website.
Upcoming Community Events

Stretch with a Story
Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.
Village Library

Buckthorn Weed Out
Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 9 a.m.
Estabrook Park

Grand Opening of New Section on Oak Leaf Trail
Monday, November 16, 2015 at 4 p.m.
Oak Leaf Trail at 4927 N. Lydell Ave.

Shorewood Woman's Club:  "Showstoppers" with Paul Salsini, a Compendium of Musical Moments 
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 1 p.m.
Village Center

Estabrook Park Clean-up
Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 9 a.m.
Estabrook Park

Public Buildings Closed for Thanksgiving Break
Thursday, November 26, 2015 and Friday, November 27, 2015
Village Hall, Library, Police Department, and Department of Public Works

Kick-off Tree Lighting Event
Saturday, December 5, 2015 starting at 6 p.m.
Harry's Bar and Grill

Shorewood Athletic Booster Club's 36th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair
Sunday, December 6, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Shorewood High School
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