Sunday, February 10, 2013
A look at this week's local events and news.
Here's a look at what's coming up this week in Shorewood. If we're missing something, please add it to the calendar. School Board — Discussion centering around district employee retirement benefits other than pensions, a 2 percent base wage increase for secretaries and consideration of a 2013-2014 school calendar are among items on the Shorewood School Board agenda Tuesday night. Find the full agenda here. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the Shorewood High School Library, 1701 E. Capitol Dr. Men's Club blood drive — This year's Shorewood Men's Club community blood drive is scheduled for Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Shorewood Village Center, 3920 N. Murray Ave. Contact Jeff Hanewall at 964-9719 or firstname.lastname@example.org for …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Volunteers from the American Association of Retired People (AARP) will be on hand from 1 to 5 p.m. Appointments are required.
Free tax help for seniors will be offered at the Shorewood Senior Resource Center starting Feb. 2 and running through April 12. Volunteers from the American Association of Retired People (AARP) will be on hand from 1 to 5 p.m. Appointments are required. Volunteers cannot help with rental properties or recent divorces. Phone the Senior Resource Center at 414-847-2727 to schedule an appointment or for more information.
Monday, December 10, 2012
It's property tax bill season. Homeowners should have received their bills already in the mail.
The year is wrapping up and that means property tax bills are in the mail. In Shorewood, property owners can view and pay their tax bill online on the village's website. Property owners should have received bills in the mail already. Tax bill payments can be made: For online payments, there's a charge of 2.39 percent of the amount to be paid, with a minimum of $1.50 for credit card charges. For electronic checks, a fee of $1.50 will be charged up to $5,000 or a $5 fee for any amount over $5,000. If payment is made by mail or left in the drop box, a receipt will be mailed to the taxpayer. Refunds for overpayment will be processed within 20 days. Payments may be made without the tax bill if a tax key number or address of the property is …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
A 2.4 municipal tax increase is proposed. Flat state aid and paying for road reconstruction and sewer projects are partially responsible for the levy increase, which officials say they attempted to keep within the rate of inflation.
Owners of a $300,000 home would pay an extra $50 on the municipal portion of their tax bill based on the village's early budget projections. This year, officials are looking at flat state aid and to either maintain or exceed service levels for village programs. Workshops focusing on department budgets will continue throughout the month until the Village Board will vote to adopt an annual financial roadmap Oct. 22. Shorewood anticipates an increase in the tax levy of $245,888 — 2.4 percent. Officials said they attempted to keep the levy within the rate of inflation. Among the more significant expenditures in the budget is $700,000 in funding for road reconstruction and maintenance, and $600,000 for storm water improvements. Shorewood has …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Milwaukee mayor and gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett welcomed another endorsement, from U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, in his campaign to unseat Gov. Scott Walker. In other news, see details on the latest poll on the Democratic primary.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett picked up another endorsement Monday, from U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Milwaukee), in his push to grab the Democratic nod and unseat Gov. Scott Walker in June's recall election. Voters are a little more than three weeks away from tapping Walker's Democratic challenger, and Barrett was on the campaign trail in Milwaukee touting how his administration would end Wisconsin's political civil war and restore collective bargaining and tax fairness, while fielding the endorsement from Moore. Barrett will square off against former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk, state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma) and Secretary of State Doug La Follette in a Democratic primary May 8. The winner will take on Walker on June 5. Barrett …
Sunday, April 15, 2012
The IRS offers online tools and filing extensions for those taxpayers feeling the pressure. Did you already pay? Tell us what you did with your refund!
Sunday, April 15, 2012
It's that dreaded word: taxes. And now it's coming at you with an extra dose of dread: deadline. That's right, the deadline for taxpayers to file their income taxes is Tuesday. Luckily, the Interal Revenue Service has a number of online tools taxpayers can use to make filing easier. For those taxpayers that can't get it done on time, there's always the option of filing for an extension. And then there's those early birds that filed their taxes in February and have an expensive new purchase to prove it. Upload the photos of your new gadgets to this article, or tell us what you bought with your refund in the comments.
Monday, April 9, 2012
It's full-on prom season, and Patch wants to know which places are the best when it comes time to look for prom dresses, tuxedos and suits. Vote in our poll, rate and review stores, and leave comments.
Monday, April 9, 2012
Prom means fancy clothes, girls dressed bright as butterflies, and guys looking for ways to make their tux stand out in a crowd. If you're looking for prom attire, where do you turn? Tell us your favorite spots between along the North Shore and up to Port Washington by voting in the poll, leaving comments below, and by rating and reviewing local businesses on their Patch directory pages. Voting begins at 5 a.m. Monday and is open until 9 a.m. Friday. The winner of the Readers' Choice competition for the best place to buy a prom dress, rent a tux or buy a suit will be decided by Patch editors, based on poll votes, ratings and reviews, and by comments on this story. Prom dresses Tuxedos/Suits
Friday, December 30, 2011
Property owners can pay by mail or in person at Village Hall.
Shorewood property owners have until Jan. 31 to pay their village taxes. However, if you want to deduct the payment on your 2011 taxes, you have to pay the bill by today. Tax bills can be paid in person at Village Hall, 3930 N. Murray Ave. Shorewood Village Hall is open today until 5 p.m. The Village Hall is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Taxpayers can also use the postage-free drop box located on the east side of Village Hall. In addition, village property owners can pay their tax bills by mail, sending the payment to Shorewood Village Clerk, 3930 N. Murray Ave., Shorewood, WI 53211. Full and partial payments can also be made at North Shore Bank, 4414 N. Oakland Ave. If the property owner is on an installment plan…
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
The congressman and other elected officials from southeastern Wisconsin meet with business leaders to talk about getting America back to work.
The question of how do we — as a country — create more jobs came to Brookfield Tuesday afternoon as 15 small business leaders from the Milwaukee area met with Republican U.S. Rep. James Sensenbrenner. Sensenbrenner and several Republican state lawmakers who represent southeastern Wisconsin spent most of the hour-long session at the congressman's office listening to suggestions for growing business in the nation and region. The overall message was clear: lower corporate taxes; ease government regulations; get tough on illegal immigration while expanding the number of visas; change the college-focused culture; and reduce unemployment benefits. Mary Springer, vice president of Therm-Tech of Waukesha, opened the discussion by telling the …
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Spending plan will help improve the economy while continuing to address state's ongoing needs.
The Kaukauna School District recently announced that our reforms will allow them to add more teachers, reduce class sizes and set funds aside to reward excellent teachers next school year. This is a prime example of how our budget and budget reforms protect middle class jobs and property taxpayers – as well as future generations. The 2011-13 state budget I recently signed transformed a $3.6 billion deficit into a surplus, it caps property taxes and it provides support for basic safety net programs to protect seniors and needy families. It does what we said we would do to get this state working again. The balanced budget is built on our reforms that give schools and local governments the tools to balance their own budgets and protect …