May 2, 2013     
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo

Village Board Meeting on Monday, May 6

The Village Board will hold its regular meeting on Monday, May 6 2013 at 7:30 pm. The Board will:

  1. Hear a proclamation for Men's Club Chicken Barbeque
  2. Hear a proclamation  for week of May 15 as police memorial week
  3. Hear a proclamation for National Municipal Clerk's Week of May 5
  4. Consider a TIF allocation for Business Improvement Fašade Program
  5. Hear a presentation of  the 2012 Audit Report 
  6. Hear a presentation of  the Finance Report
  7. Consider a resolution declaring official intent to reimburse expenditures from proceeds of borrowing
  8. Consider a resolution regarding emergency repairs at the Downer Avenue Meter Pit
  9. Consider engineering services contract with City Water, LLC for Downer Avenue Meter Pit repairs
  10. Consider the purchase of refuse containers utilizing general fund balance
  11. Consider staff request for Neighborhood Loan Fund re-allocation
  12. Consider an ordinance to make all of 1700 E Kensington Blvd a two hour zone
  13. Consider direct deposit section for the Human Resources Manual
  14. Consider the reappointment of volunteers to boards, committees and commissions
  15. Discuss options for filling trustee vacancy
  16. Consider an ordinance to change standing committee titles
  17. Consider a policy on standing committee responsibilities



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The Conservation Fair is this Saturday!



This Saturday, May 4 at 8 a.m., the Conservation Committee will hold its annual Conservation Fair at Atwater School, 3900 North Murray. This event aims to keep items out of the landfill that are dangerous to the environment such as electronics, medications, batteries, compact fluorescent bulbs and/or items that still have a use to someone. Goodwill will collect clothing and household items.You can also recycle your old worn out tennis shoes, cell phones, printer cartridges and wine corks! As an added bonus, bring your confidential papers to be shredded for free!  


The Conservation Committee and other eco-friendly groups will have booths with great information.  Have a cup of coffee and chat for a while.  Hope for sun, but this event will go on rain or shine. In case of rain, large collection trucks will be in the parking lot, but smaller items and booths will be in the Atwater cafeteria on the northwest side of the building.




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Presented by North Shore Bank and the Village of Shorewood Marketing Program on Saturday, May 11.


Do you know anyone looking to purchase a home and find out more about Shorewood living? Shorewood's Spring Home Buying Expo & Tour on Saturday, May 11 is just what they need to jump-start their search. This unique, day-long event will link home buyers with all the professionals necessary to make their home search and purchase a success. Learn more about the benefits of living in the Village of Shorewood and tour the current homes for sale in the community.

Home Buying Expo: 10 a.m.-12 noon at the Village Center, 3920 N. Murray Ave. (lower level of the Library) featuring realtors, lenders, home inspectors and representatives from Shorewood government, schools and the business district. A special presentation will be held from 10:45-11:30 a.m. when various community representatives will briefly describe the many benefits of Shorewood living. Pick up a program at the Expo that includes a map and a listing of all properties offering an open house that day.

Home Buying Tour: 12-3 p.m. take a self-guided tour of more than 20 Shorewood homes for sale. Discover Shorewood's unique and handsome architecture. From single-family homes to duplexes to condominiums, Shorewood's housing stock is as diverse as it is appealing - and Shorewood homes are in particular demand.

The Spring Home Buying Expo & Tour is free and open to anyone who is looking to buy a home. Those interested in listing their Shorewood homes for sale are also encouraged to attend. For more information about the event, e-mail info@shorewoodtoday.com or visit shorewoodtoday.com.





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Spaces and Traces is Coming Soon!


The 32nd annual Spaces & Traces neighborhood tour, sponsored by Historic Milwaukee Inc.(HMI), will take place in the Village of Shorewood on Saturday, May 18, 2013. The tour will call attention to the Village's wide variety of architectural styles and its unique history as an early Milwaukee suburb.


 Join HMI, your neighbors and many others on May 18, from 9 am to 5 pm, and tour over a dozen of Shorewood's most architecturally significant properties!   


Tickets are $20 for HMI Members or $25 for Non Members. Tickets can be order online, here, any Alterra Location, Winkie's Variety Store, or at the following North Shore Bank locations:  

Shorewood- 4414 N. Oakland Avenue
Fox Point- 600 E. Green Tree Road
Bayshore- 5800 N. Bayshore Drive, Suite Q126
East- 3970 N. Oakland Avenue




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Plant Shorewood's New Native Plant - The Butterfly Weed  




Last summer, the Shorewood Waters Project held a Native Plant contest and residents chose the Butterfly Weed, Asclepias Tuberosa, as Shorewood's Native Plant. A proclamation was made by the Village in August 2012 to officially adopt the Butterfly Weed.


Let's plant the Village a brilliant shade of orange and fill its skies with Monarch butterflies. You can purchase Butterfly Weed plants for a special price at Shorewood's Conservation Fair on Saturday, May 4 at Atwater School. You can also find them at Garden Room on Capitol Drive.


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National Bike to School Day, May 8 & Bike to Work Week, May 13-17.

Wednesday, May 8 is National Bike to School Day and schools across  Wisconsin will host events encouraging youth and families to try bicycling, walking and skating to school.  

For more information about Bike to School Day, click here.

The following week is national Bike to Work Week, May 13-17. Many communities across the state have scheduled fun events to tempt people to try riding bikes for transportation and to reward those who already do.

To check out what's going on in your community, click here.



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Calling All Gardens!


Plans for the 8th Annual Shorewood Gardens Tour, benefitting the Shorewood Public Works Department, are underway.  We are looking for gardens to add to the tour.  The tour date is Saturday, July 27, 2013, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  This is not a competition but an opportunity for you to share your love of gardening with others.  If you would like to showcase your garden, please contact Laura Drexler at 414.305.8022 or ladrexler@att.net  



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Survey of the Health of Wisconsin 


The Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (S.H.O.W) will be working in Shorewood during the month of May. It's S.H.O.W's job to travel the state to meet face-to-face with residents and to measure their health. The information they collect monitors the health of Shorewood's neighborhoods, communities and families.



For more information, go to www.show.wisc.edu. 


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A Successful UW-Milwaukee Student Planning Event

A big thanks to all  who came and provided input at the April 16 open house event when graduate students from the UW-Milwaukee School of Urban Planning presented redevelopment ideas for the Capitol Drive corridor, west of Oakland Ave. The Village looks forward to seeing the results of the students hard work as they finalize their semester-long capstone project.  The village will place the finished plan on the website when it becomes available, sometime in June.



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Drinking Water Week
May, 5-11


For more than 35 years the American Water Works Association and its members have celebrated Drinking Water Week - a unique opportunity for both water professionals and the communities they serve to join together in recognizing the vital role water plays in our daily lives.  Additional information about Drinking Water Week, including free materials for download, is available here. 




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Board, Committee and Commission of the week: Library Board


As authorized by state statutes, the Library Board has the authority to determine direction and policy for the Library and its programs. Additionally, the Library Board is responsible for long-term planning for efficient library operation.


The Library Board is comprised of seven members, one of which is the School District Administrator or his/her designee.  The Library Board typically meets in the Library on the second Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m.  


There is currently an opening for this Board. If you would like to be a member of this board, please contact the Village Clerk at 414.847.2608 or cto@villageofshorewood.org.

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Calendar of Events

Annual Wearable Art Show
Sat., May 4 at 9:30 a.m
Village Center

This is event is presented by the Shorewood Woman's Club and will include a bake sale, silent auction, and door prizes.

Spring Musical: Spring Awakening

Fri. and Sat., May 10-11 at 7p.m. Sun., May 12 at 2p.m. Thurs., Fri., and Sat. May 16-18 at 7:00 p.m.  

Shorewood High School Auditorium  


The SHS Drama Department will perform the musical "Spring Awakening" in May!  We will be one of the first public high schools in the nation to perform the show.  Given the content of the show, some may formulate questions regarding its progressive nature. Our goals for performing "Spring Awakening" are to produce a high quality and moving theatrical performance and to use the content of the show to encourage young people and adults to engage in dialogue about the real challenges our adolescents face.  This is an opportunity to produce powerful theater and powerful conversation to support the young people we all serve.  


Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 for students or $25 for a limited number of on-stage seating ($15 of which will go to local you social service organizations). You can order tickets online here

Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Volunteer Opportunities
Conservation Fair
Spring Home Tour
Spaces and Traces
Butterfly Weed
Bike to School Day
Garden Tour
Planning Open House
Drinking Water Week
Board of the Week

Village Board Meeting
Monday, May 06, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Court Room

Library Board Meeting
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 4:30 PM
Village Center

Design Review Board
Thursday, May 09, 2013 at 5:00 PM
Committee Room

Shorewood Foundation
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 4:30 PM
Committee Room

Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Committee
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Committee Room

Shorewood Business Improvement District
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 8:30 AM
Committee Room

Quote of the Week

Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all.
Sam Ewing

Health Tip


Guide your children to age-appropriate equipment, and monitor them closely. For example, younger preschoolers may need to be in swings that have safety bars and high-backed seats to keep them from falling off.

Environmental Tips

Try to water your plants in the morning. It's still relatively cool outside and water can soak in before it evaporates on the surface. It also helps the plant to take up the water during the day.
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