News for Residents of the City of Shorewood
Meetings and Community Events P.2
Events Snowmobile Regulations P.2
2/2 Council Happenings P.3
Caucuses and U.S. Census P.3
2/8 7 pm
City Council Meeting Community Center P. 4-5
2/9 7 p.m. Planning News P.6
Park Commission Meeting
2/13 8-10 am
Coffee with the Mayor
U.S. Census Begins in March
2/15 In March, United States Census forms will be The are ten basic questions including name,
City Offices Closed delivered to every residence in the United States sex, age and date of birth, Hispanic origin, race,
and Puerto Rico. The U.S. Census counts every household relationship, and if you own or rent your
2/16 7 p.m. resident in the United States, and is required by home.Census information is protected by law, and
Planning Comm Meeting the Constitution to take place every ten years. the census cannot share your personal information
The 2010 Census is important because it will with anyone—including other federal agencies and
2/22 7 p.m. help determine the number of seats each state, law enforcement.
City Council Meeting including Minnesota, has in the U.S. House of When you receive your census form, answer
Representatives, as well as informing planning and the ten short questions, and mail the form back in
funding decisions for federal tax dollars. the postage-paid envelope provided. Households
This census will be one of the shortest and that do not return a form may receive a visit from a
simplest ever. The 2010 Census does not ask census taker, who will ask the questions in person.
about bank account information, salary/income, For more information about the U.S. Census,
Sign up for Enews, citizenship or immigration status, and the census visit www.census.gov.
Recycling and will never ask you for your Social Security number.
Park Updates, Shorewood Road Restrictions
March 1 to May 1
Save paper and postage
W eight restrictions are placed on local streets
from March 1 to May 1. This measure is
taken each year in order to protect city streets
any delivery personnel or workers on your property
of the restriction so smaller trucks can be used as
necessary. All streets are posted with the allowable
and keep up-to-date on from serious damage and destruction. Exceptions weight limits. Please call city hall if you have any
your favorite city services! are made for necessary vehicles, such as school questions, 952.960.7900, or go to the city web site
buses and garbage trucks. Exceptions are not and look under Street & Utilities/Public Streets to
Go to www.ci.shorewood.
made for vehicles such as moving trucks, delivery see a map of road restrictions.
mn.us to sign up for trucks and construction equipment. Please remind
Where is Your Fire Hydrant?
W e are finally experiencing a true Minnesota
winter—snowy and cold! With the snow
comes the usual hazards—slippery walks, ice-
hydrant gets shoveled. There should be a 3 foot
wide path to and around the hydrant. The time
saved if fire crews must respond to a fire in your
City of Shorewood
covered roadways, and sharing the roads with neighborhood could be the difference it takes to
5755 Country Club Road
snowplows. One thing you might not consider save a house or a life. If you are unable to shovel
Shorewood, MN 55331 is the risk of “losing” fire hydrants buried by the around the hydrant, please talk with neighbors
952.960.7900 snow. If you share your property with a fire hydrant, and see if there is someone who can adopt your
email@example.com please make sure that the area around the fire hydrant for the winter.
Minnetonka Recycling Weeks for
Symphony February 2010
Young People’s All recycling must be curbside no
Sunday, February 28 later than 7 a.m. on recycling day.
Minnetonka United Mainland residents recycle February
17611 Lake Street 3 and 17; Island residents recycle
Featuring its Young Artist February 4 and 18.
Olivia Sohlen. Free-will
www.musicassociation.org. Single Sort Recycling Program Begins
Girls Only Book C ity residents have experienced
their first two collections of
recycling with the new single sort
who did not receive an activation
code or have not yet activated their
code may go to the RecycleBank
pick-up, contact Allied Recycling
directly at 952.941.5174, or the City
of Shorewood at 952.960.7900.
service provided by Allied Waste. website at www. All RecycleBank
Thurs., Feb. 18, 4-5 pm Collection of recycling takes place recyclebank. “Residents who do not questions should
Excelsior Library every other week and must be com or call be directed to
placed in the new recycling cart. t o l l - f r e e want to register with RecycleBank,
Read The Magic Half
by Annie Barrows. Join Recycling should be curbside by 1.888.727.2978 1.888.727.2978.
RecycleBank are not
Pamela Klinger-Horn 7 am on recycling day. A calendar to activate. The
may be printed from the city web c i t y d o e s n o t required to do so in order
need a larger or
and other girls in grades second cart?
4-5 for a lively book site, www.ci.shorewood.mn.us, have access to
click on recycling. or pick one your account, Residents who find the
discussion. Register to recycle.” 68-gallon cart does not
online, www.hclib.org, up from city hall. Each month we and doesn’t
will include collection dates in the know your point meet their bi-weekly
or call the Excelsior recycling needs may request
Library at 952.847.5450. newsletter, and reminders are accumulation. Residents are not
emailed to residents who express required to activate in order to a 90-gallon cart, or a second
Sponsored by the 68-gallon cart. Please contact
Friends of the Excelsior interest in being added to the recycle. Activation allows you
recycling email list. To be added to choose certificates from local Julie Moore, 952.960.7906, or
Library email firstname.lastname@example.org.
to this list, email your request to and national businesses, but is
email@example.com. not a requirement of the recycling mn.us with your name, address
Chaska Youth Rock program. and phone number. You will be
RecycleBank contacted with the information on
Festival The RecycleBank program Questions? the delivery and/or cart exchange.
Sat., Feb. 20, 11 am-6 pm mailed activation code notices For questions regarding There is no additional charge for
Chaska High School later than expected. Residents recycling or to report a missed this service.
Enjoy music from local
Snowmobile Regulations in Effect
Fair T he sense of freedom you get
while riding a snowmobile
over Minnesota’s snow-covered
• Check your snowmobile and
• Wear a helmet, eye protection,
• Be sure any youth operating
your snowmobile has a safety
Sat., Feb. 20, 8 am-noon lands and frozen lakes can and proper clothing. • Stay off the median of four-lane
Minnetonka High School be exhilarating. Yet with that roadways.
freedom comes responsibility. oBey all laws and regulations • Come to a complete stop and
The Parent Fair is a Minnesota DNR recommends that • Maximum speed in Minnesota look both ways before crossing
FREE community event all recreational users ask before is 50 MPH. a public roadway whether there
for parents and other entering private lands, even if the • Display current snowmobile is a stop sign or not.
caring adults. Tune-up land is not posted. That simple registration. • Cross public roadways at a 90
your parenting skills, courtesy will go a long way to • Stay off the roadway, shoulder, degree angle.
meet other parents improve relationships between and inside slope of state and In the City of Shorewood, trails
and colleagues, and landowners and snowmobilers. county roads (see DNR guide) and parks prohibit the use of
discover new community • Operate your snowmobile in snowmobiles. For a complete
resources! Go to www. Before you ride the same direction as roadway list of Shorewood regulations,
minnetonka.k12.mn.us • Read your Minnesota snowmobile traffic when riding one-half hour go to the city website, www.
for a complete schedule. regulations (available at www. after sunset to one-half hour ci.shorewood.mn.us, or pick up a
dnr.state.mn.us). before sunrise. copy at city hall.
Southshore Community Center Community Center
In addition to the regularly scheduled activities at the Southshore Center, the
Southshore Senior Partners sponsor special events, activities and classes Center is located adjacent to
during February. Contact the center at 952.474.7635 to register. Badger Park and Shorewood
City Hall. It is a great place
Mood lifters for the State Tax Preparation by trained 20 miles, the fare will be $4.50
for all of your gatherings,
winter Blahs AARP Tax-Aide representatives. each way. For trips greater than
Available for seniors and low- 20 miles, riders will pay $6.75 including family reunions,
thursday, feB. 11; 1 pM income families to assist each way. Transfers are free, team parties, book club and
Presented by Norman organization meetings, and
with simple tax preparations. and discounts are available
T. Berlinger , MD, PhD
Appointments available 9 am- for group trips. ADA-certified more!
in coordination with the
2 pm. riders pay a maximum of $4.50
Ridgeview Medical Center.
This service is a free AARP per direction, regardless of Pictures of the facility, room
Address issues such as how service. Appointments can be distance. sizes and rental costs are
to keep up our spirits during made by calling the Center. In Hennepin County the
the short days of winter and available on the community
At that time you can receive new Transit Link service will
how do we avoid feeling information about what you be provided by Midwest Para center web site, or call the
sluggish and even perhaps need to have available for your Transit Service beginning the center for a tour!
bored during the shorts days of appointment. last week in February. Call
winter. Dr. Berlinger will provide
tips and tools to answer these dial-a-ride update
763.235.2200 for information Come for Lunch
and to schedule a ride.
questions and provide a means The Metropolitan Council is
currently restructuring the Dial- seniors newsletter Meet new friends and join us
to lift our spirits! Please make a
a-Ride (now known as Transit To receive the SSSP newsletter, for lunch weekly on Tuesdays
reservation by February 8.
Link) service to assure it is p l e a s e c a l l t h e c e n t e r, and Thursdays starting at
irs certified aarp tax- equally available throughout the 952.474.7635, and request to 11:45am-1:00 pm. If possible,
aide counselors region. The new fares will be be placed on the mailing list or we suggest you call ahead to
Monday, feB. 22 and based on the distance traveled. request the newsletter by e mail: reserve your space the day
For trips less than 10 miles, firstname.lastname@example.org before, thank you! 952-474-
Mondays through april 2 passengers will pay $2.25 each Please include your name and
Free assistance for Federal and 7635.
way. For trips between 10 and e mail address.
MTKA Center for the Arts Outreach Classes Join our Team
where the wild things are faBulous fashionistas harry potter Southshore Center is a rich
Ages 5-7 Grades 1-6 Grades 1-6 resource for those wishing to
Mon, Feb 1, 4:30-6pM; $28 Mon’s, Feb 8, 15 & 22 Thurs, Feb 18, 4:30-6:30pM; $48 give back to the community.
Read, discuss and use the 4:30-6pM; $69 Do you love the fantastic world Volunteers are at the heart of
fantastically creative book Are you the ‘fashionista’ in of Harry Potter? In this kids
our Community Center. We
Where the Wild Things Are as your group of friends? Are ceramic class we will create
need volunteer receptionists
inspiration for your own ‘wild you someone who likes to mythical wizards, cauldrons,
works of art’. Various mixed draw and design? Use your and creepy castles.Projects will to greet visitors and answer
media 2-dimensional and talents to create your own need to be picked up 2-3 weeks the phone, people to help
3-dimensional masks will be handbag, fashion T-shirts and after the class. serve lunch, assist at our
created! accessories. Please bring 3 various events such as bake
graphic t-shirts to class on the Build your own portfolio: and craft sales, flu shot
a pirate’s treasure first day. teen class
Ages 5-7 clinic, book club leaders,
Ages 13-18; Thurs, March 4, 11
Thurs, Feb 4, 4:30-6pM; $38 happy Valentine’s day trip escorts, youth activity
& 18, 4:30-6:30pM $92
Treasure boxes, jewels and Grades 1-5 Are you college bound for chaperones, landscaping,
gems, pirate’s boats and sea Thurs, Feb 11, 4:30-6:30pM $28 art school and not sure how and event set-up and take
creatures are just a few of Make creative cards and books to prepare your portfolio ? down.
the ideas children can come designed and decorated by you! Students will find out what
up with in this creative class. Bring any scrapbook supplies, colleges are looking for and Do you have a skill or hobby
Basic pinch, slab, and coil collage materials, photographs you’d like to teach? Call us
complete class projects that
handbuilding techniques will be and decorative objects you
build a stronger portfolio. at 952.474.7635.
covered and projects painted can think of to embellish and
Observational drawing and
and glazed. Projects will need personalize your cards and
to be picked up 2-3 weeks after books. Printmaking, painting, other painting and drawing SSCC
techniques may be covered.
the class. drawing and collage techniques
Students will have a stronger
5735 Country Club Rd
will be covered. Various card
formats and book structures portfolio and gain confidence Shorewood, MN 55331
will be taught with time for your in presenting their portfolio. 952.474.7635
imagination. Open to all visual art students. www.southshore-center.org
Events Southshore Community Center
Great events for all ages happen at the Community Center! To find us, just
Mon - Wed - Fri
enter the city hall parking lot entrance and drive past the ice rink. It couldn’t
8:15 - 9:15am; $4 per class be easier! For event updates, go to www.southshore-center.org. Contact the
Fit Ball class center at 952.474.7635 to register for events unless otherwise indicated.
Mon - Wed - Fri dad/daughter Valentine’s pre-proM fashion show
8:30-9:15am; $4 per class Friday, March 5, 7-9:30pM; $5*
chair class Friday, Feb 5, 7-8:30pM; $20/pair See the latest trends in teen
Mon - Wed - Fri Daddy/Daughters or Grandpa/ fashion and spring cruise wear
2:30 - 3pm; $4 per class Granddaughters: Come to the featuring local high school
center for a special date! Music, youth modeling Heartbreaker
line Dancing fashions and accessories.
Wed, 2:30-3pm; $4 per class appetizers, beverages, and
themed activities for your big Young men and women from
BlooD pressure check night out on the town! Register your neighborhood will dazzle
First Tuesday of each month. ASAP! you in the most breathtaking
Conducted by Golden Living- Prom fashions from Cynthia
Excelsior. grad party planning Rae you can imagine! They will
Thurs., Feb 25, 6:30-9pM; Free take your breath away as they
Book cluB glide down the runways of the
Last Thurs. of the month Have an eighth grade, high
Southshore Community Center.
10-11:30am school or college graduation
Entertainment provided by
Call Nancy, 952.474.7769. coming up? Hosting a graduation
a variety of local young artists, reserve your seat--space
party can be a real job! Let
musicians, and dancers! Enjoy is limited and this event is
mother Bear knitting us help alleviate the stress!
light hors d’oeuvres, desserts, expected to fill quickly!
First Fri. of the month, 1pm Event features food purveyors
and sparkling beverages as you In partnership with Heartbreaker Stores,
with samples, invitation and
WooDcarvers scrapbooking designers,
visit with friends and neighbors Cynthia Rae Clothiers, Sanctuary Spa,
Tuesdays, 9:30am and admire the beautiful spring and Charthouse Catering.
memory quilt demos, rental
lines. * Donate your ‘gently used’
carD makers providers, college mentors and
Call Southshore Community
more! Prom Dresses to receive FREE
Tuesdays, 9am Center, 952.474.7635, to admission to the show!
Mondays, 1pm Grab a date and enjoy a class! Bring a friend and enjoy learning something
mtka chess cluB new! There is something for everyone!
Kids grades K-6
Mondays, 3:45-5:45pm cooKing available for purchase ($34) valid for 1 year upon completion.
from instructor. To register for
New and experienced players. date night: this class, contact Minnetonka a d u lt cpr plus aed
Call 952.292.9813 or stop by couples cooKing class class
Community Education at
the center for costs and more Thursday, February 11, 6:30- Sat., Feb. 27; 5:00-9:30 pM; $65
952.401.6800 or online, http://
information. 8:30pM; $30 + $10 supply fee minnetonka.registryinsight.com. Learn all the skills of the Adult
CPR course plus how to use an
A romantic Parisian-style WELLNESS automated external defibrillator
The following CPR classes are
Upcoming Events Va l e n t i n e s c o o k i n g c l a s s
taught by MN Safety Services. To
(AED). American Red Cross
followed by a candlelit dinner in Adult CPR/AED certificate upon
Babysitter Training the dining room! A great menu register or get more information,
is planned! Bring a bottle of go to www.mnsafetyservices.
wine to go with your dinner. For com or call 952.470.4156.We cpr and f irst a id for
a complete menu, go to www. hope to certify 100 people dogs
southshore-center.org. during the weekend! Sunday, February 28, noon-3pM,
adult cpr OR 3:15-6:15pM; $55
explore hoMe wineMaKing
Thursday, March 18, 7-9 pM; $29 Sat. Feb. 27; 8:30 aM-12:30 pM, Topics include symptoms and
or 12:45-4:45 pM, or 5-9 pM; $55 care for common ailments
Discover the tricks to making and emergencies; instructions
great wine at home for yourself Develop the skills needed
to respond correctly to life- for creating a pet first aid
or to give as a fabulous gift! kit, giving medications and
SSCC Learn the step-by-step process threatening respiratory or
cardiac emergencies in adults recognizing emergencies;
to make wine from fresh fruits,
5735 Country Club Rd fruit juices and kit wines from or children 12 years or older. tips on maintaining your pet’s
health; and first aid guidance on
Shorewood, MN 55331 around the world, as well as Includes: CPR, and first aid for
choking emergencies. American caring for many canine health
952.474.7635 bottling and labeling techniques. conditions.
Optional wine starter kits are Red Cross Adult CPR certificate
Winter Water Quality Council Happenings
When you are on the lake, keep Since the last news-
in mind that anything you leave letter the city council:
• Set the 2010 City Council
on the ice will be in the water Regular meeting schedule
next spring. This includes pet for the 2nd and 4th Mondays
of each month.
waste, cigarette butts, candy • Made annual appointments
to certain offices and
wrappers, and water bottles. positions within the City.
Keep our lakes clean by keeping • Reviewed and approved
a donor policy for the
the ice clean! Southshore Center.
• Reviewed and approved
the travel policy for elected
Municipal Water Basics officials.
• Heard a report by Hennepin
T he City of Shorewood pro-
vides municipal water cus-
tomers with high-quality, safe,
adequate water pressure in the
distribution system; and the
second is to provide storage for
This report breaks down water
testing results for municipal
water customers To view the
County Attorney Mike
Freeman on initiatives
of the County Attorney’s
reliable drinking water that the city’s water supply. latest Water Quality Report, go office.
meets federal and state water There are many advantages to the city web site and click • Discussed options for
quality requirements. to municipal water, including on Engineering/Drinking Water maintenance of Manor
The City of Shorewood has reliability, quality, safety and a Report. Pond.
two water towers located on the cost savings over a new well, well If you are interested in • Held an executive
east and west ends of the city. repairs, or buying bottled water. municipal water, please contact session to discuss union
These elevated tanks serve two The city is required to publish the city to learn about connection negotiations and to conduct
purposes: the first is to provide an annual water quality report. possibilities. the city administrator ’s
February Precinct Caucuses Scheduled Coming up…
P recinct caucuses
meetings organized by
Minnesota’s political parties to
when is My caucus?
Caucus: Tues., Feb 2; 7 pM At its Feb. 8 meeting, Council
will hold a public information
begin the process of selecting 763.227.4359; meeting on the storm water
candidates for the 2010 election www.cpmn.org pollution prevention program.
and shape the party platform. Caucus: Tues., Feb. 2; 7 pm During Feb., Council will dis-
Caucus: No caucus in 2010.
Caucuses are held in locations DFL Party cuss the city’s water ordinance
Republican party policy as it relates to connect-
across Minnesota, are open to 651.293.1200;
651.222.0022 ing to city water, and at its Feb.
the public, and participation is www.dfl.org
www.mngop.com 22 meeting, will hold a public
encouraged. Caucus: Tues., Feb 2; 7 pM
Anyone can attend a caucus, Caucus: Tues., Feb 2; 7 pm hearing on proposed amend-
but you must be eligible to vote 651.288.2820; For caucus locations, please ments to the Water Use and
in the 2010 general election, www.mngreens.org contact the individual party or Service Ordinance. Attendance
live in the precinct and be in Caucus: Tues., Feb. 2; 7 pm check their website. You may and comments from residents is
general agreement with the basic also check the Caucus Finder on strongly encouraged.
principles of the political party in the Minnesota Secretary of State
order to vote. web site, www.sos.state.mn.us. Park Lovers Wanted
The Shorewood Parks
Foundation is a group of
Time To Skate committed individuals from in
and around Shorewood who
work for the good of funding
T he Shorewood Public Works Department
is keeping Shorewood ice rinks in great
condition for skaters. Many residents and
3:30 pm – 9 pm
Noon – 9 pm
11 am – 9 pm
various park related events
and capital improvements of
Shorewood Parks. Members
sports groups have taken advantage of the Holidays 10 am – 9 pm are being sought to join this
rinks this year! The rinks generally stay Closing times may vary slightly if rink is dedicated group. Meetings
open until mid-February, when the sun not in use or an attendant is not available. take place quarterly.
keeps the ice from freezing smooth. Warming houses will be posted when For more information,
Warming House Schedule (generally mid- closed. No phones are aviailable, so please please contact the city at
December to mid-February): schedule pick-up times accordingly. 952.960.7902, or email
City of Shorewood Map
Public Safety Building Precinct 5
City Hall/Southshore Center Hig
Smithtown Rd Cov
Precinct 3 nR
Coffee With the
ne Tr y7 Precinct 4
Planning Commission Hearings
J oin Mayor chris lizée
for coffee and con-
versation on the sec-
Due to the February 2010 Caucuses, there is no Planning Commission meeting on Tuesday, February 2. The
regular Planning Commission meeting will be Tuesday, February 16, 7 pm in the City Council Chambers.
ond Saturday of each
month at the Shorewood
Caribou Coffee (Hwy 7 .
and 41) from 8 to 10
aM. She’s looking forward
to seeing you Saturday,
February 13. Council Members
Christine Lizée, Mayor; Laura Turgeon; Jeff Bailey; Richard Woodruff; Scott Zerby
City Administrator: Brian Heck; Newsletter Editor: Julie Moore
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