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June 13, 2013     
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo
Village Board Meeting Monday, June 17, 2013

The Village Board will hold its regular meeting on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. The Board will:

  1. Consider use of street festival permit for Surf Rider Foundation, Atwater beach, august 27, 2013 from 3 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
  2. Consider request for reserve "class b" alcohol beverage grant for Asian Fusion Inc. d/b/a Nana Asian Fusion, agent Wen Bin Zhang, 4511 n Oakland avenue
  3. Consider appointment of Robert Gosse to the Design Review Board for a term expiring May 31, 2013
  4. Consider temporary extension of premises for Hubbard Park Lodge LLC d/b/a Hubbard Park Lodge, Russell Davis, 3565 N. Morris Avenue, for the concert series, July 10 to August 14, 2013
  5. Consider temporary extension of premises for North Star American Bistro, Michael Stoner, 4518 N Oakland Avenue, June 20, 2013
  6. Consider of Cox, Raeber, Cox d/b/a Village Pub and Grill, agent Dennis W. Cox, 4488 N. Oakland avenue
  7. Consider of handbook for boards, committees and commissions
  8. Consider lease amendment for River Club Improvement proposal from Hubbard Park Lodge LLC
  9. Consider special privilege permit for plantings in the public way at residential property 2600 E. Edgewood Avenue, property owner Martin Gross
  10. Consider special privilege request to install a retaining wall within the public way at residential property 4317 N. Maryland Avenue, property owners William and Kathryn Dahlk

  11. Consider of amendment to building code permit requirements and enforcement

 

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Shorewood, WI

 

Village Trustee Vacancy

   

The Village Board is filling the vacant board position through the appointment process. Village residents interested in applying for the vacant trustee position can apply here or at Village Hall, 3930 N. Murray Ave.  The term for this vacancy is through April 2014. The application deadline is Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Interviews will be held on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 beginning at 5:15 p.m. with back-up a date of Monday, July 22, 2013.

 

Those interested in applying, please send your resume and application to:  Guy Johnson, Village President, c/o Village Manager's Office, 3930 N. Murray Avenue, Shorewood WI 53211.  Click on the link, to for the application.

 

Please direct any questions to Chris Swartz, Village Manager, at 414.847.2701.

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Thank you Stephanie!

Friday is Finance Director Stephanie Walker's last day with the Village before she begins her new role as Chief Financial Officer for The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. Over the past three and a half years, Stephanie has been an indispensable part of Shorewood's management team and led countless initiatives that have greatly improved the Village's financial operations. We thank Stephanie for her dedicated service to Shorewood and wish her well in her new role with the State.

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10th Annual Shorewood Criterium Cycling Classic

The Shorewood Criterium Cycling Classic celebrates 10 years! Once again, we are the first race in the 11-city "Tour of American's Dairyland" (TOAD), presented by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.

This year's event adds a new race for Category 2/3 cyclists that kicks off at 4:30 p.m. Title sponsors are Tim Hart, D.D.S., and Rainbow Jersey Bicycles.

This year's race has earned the coveted "NCC" status, putting us on the National Criterium Calendar and attracting the best racers in the country!

Don't miss the Kids Roll at 6:25 p.m. for children under age 10! For more information, click here.

 

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Men's Club Chicken BBQ   

  

The Shorewood Men's Club 42nd annual Chicken BBQ was a huge success. Over 1,800 chicken dinners and 500 ribs dinners were sold. The club also sold over 300 ice cream sundaes!

 

All money raised by the Men's Club will be donated back to Village organizations including the new TV information board outside the Library front door, the 4th of July committee, high school scholarship, Badger Boys and Girl's State and many more. More information can be found at www.shorewoodmensclub.org 

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Song of the Month

 

 

New memo feature. Although, we will never run out of good quotes, we thought we add as a new feature called "song of the month". We will send a link to a memorable song selected by a different member of Village staff.  The first song is from one of my favorite artists in honor of his father. A fitting song for those who will miss their old man this Father's Day Weekend; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GW7xR7WkyTU

 

 

 

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Shorewood Seeks Artists for Plein Air Festival

Shorewood's Public Art Committee is pleased to announce its first annual plein air festival, "Plein Art Shorewood," on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 19-21. This exciting, interactive event will feature 50 professional artists who will paint outdoors throughout the Shorewood community. Paintings created during this 3-day weekend will then be offered for sale at a Saturday night reception and auction at the Village Center/Shorewood Public Library. The event coincides with the third anniversary of the installation of Shorewood's Plensa sculpture, "Spillover II," at Atwater Park.    

"Plein Air Shorewood" is open to any professional painter - and Shorewood artists in particular are encouraged to participate. An application can be downloaded at pleinairshorewood.com with a due date of July 15.      

 

In addition, the Public Art Committee is seeking sponsors for the event. A variety of sponsorship packages are offered, including underwriting for artists' receptions and awards, musical entertainment and the end-of-event gala. Volunteers are also being solicited to help during the event weekend.  

 

"Plein air" means "painting outside." Shorewood is fortunate to offer an extensive selection of outdoor venues to paint - from private homes to businesses to our handsome parks and lakefront. The State of Wisconsin is the leader with the most number of plein art events taking place each year, and Shorewood proudly joins the ranks of other plein art events held statewide.  

Plein Air Shorewood is presented by the Shorewood Public Art Committee and sponsored by the Shorewood Foundation and the Shorewood Woman's Club. Additional support is being provided by a variety of community organizations and groups.  

 

For more information, e-mail info@pleinairshorewood.com or visit pleinairshorewood.com.

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Young Packer Fans Should Head to the Library

 

Sign up for the Shorewood Library Summer Reading Program and enter the "Leap into Reading" drawing to win prizes including tickets to the Packers' Family Night.  The drawing is open to kids age 13 and younger.

 

"Leap into Reading" is presented by the Green Bay Packers, Edvest College Savings Plan and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, and encourages children to read during the summer, while giving parents and grandparents a chance to win one of 20 Edvest college savings accounts valued at $1,000 each, along with prizes from the Green Bay Packers.

 

 

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Shorewood Celebrates Alumni and Community on July 13th! 

 

Save the Date for July 13, 2013 for Shorewood Day! The ALL CLASS Reunion and Community Picnic, Swim Meet and Sock Hop! Party on the Front Lawn rain/shine under the tent with live bands, food, and fun from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Then enjoy a Peter Roller book talk/jam from 6-7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Freddy Bliffert and the Greyhounds perform for a Sock Hop in the Youth Center! For more information click here.

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Watch your Ash!

 

Our cool, wet spring weather has provided perfect conditions for ash anthracnose, a fungus that causes cosmetic damage to ash leaves.  Heavily-infected trees drop their leaves, but this is unlikely to cause tree mortality or long-term problems. Trees should refoliate within a few weeks.  Fallen leaves should be raked and removed to prevent the spread of the spores that cause anthracnose infections.  More information can be found at UW Extension web site http://hort.uwex.edu/articles/anthracnose

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Celebration!

The Customer Service Department celebrated the 5th anniversary of the implementation of our Customer Service Guidelines last week.  The Village said thank you to staff for making Shorewood a fantastic experience by serving cake and ice cream at lunchtime. Thank you to Diane DeWindt- Hall for organizing the event and all her hard work in improving our customer service! 

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The Shorewood Police Department will host a North Shore "Active shooter table top exercise" next Wednesday.

 

The table top exercise will focus on the operational execution of the decisions and processes directed by department and agency leaders in response to hypothetical but plausible incidents that could occur during an active shooter incident.  

 

Representatives from the seven North Shore Police Departments, the Bayside Dispatch Center, The Shorewood School District,

North Shore Fire Department, North Shore Health Department and the Shorewood Department of Public Works will be participating.

 

This is another cooperative effort to be prepared in case of a tragic incident.

 

 

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Walking Tour

 

Did you know that Shorewood's largest street tree is an American elm with a diameter of nearly 46 inches?  Do you know where it is located? Or that we have "living fossils" in our street tree inventory?  How about the silver maple that's nearly 100 years old?  Learn about these and more in Shorewood's new Walking Tour of Shorewood's Most Distinguished Trees.  Get your copy at Village Hall, DPW or by download from www.villageofshorewood.org/dpw.

 

 

 


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Calendar of Events

First Ride
Sat., June 15, 2013 at 12:00 pm
Atwater Elementary School
Kids learn to ride a bike without their training wheels! Attend a FREE program brought to you by the Shorewood Business Improvement District, Shorewood Police Department and Rainbow Jersey Bicycles!

Welcome Summer Celebration and Free Outdoor Movie
Sat., June 15, 2013 at 6:30 pm
Lake Bluff Playground
Family-friendly activities starting at 6:30 pm at Lake Bluff Playground. "Life of Pi" shown at dusk. 

Shorewood Concert Band
Thurs., June 20, 2013 at at 7:00 pm
Atwater Park
Free and open to the public.

Movie Night at the Library
Wed., June 26, 2013 at 6:00 pm
Shorewood Library
Free and open to the public.



 

Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Board Meeting Highlights
Trustee Vacancy
Thanks Steph!
Bike Race
Chicken BBQ
Song fo the month
Plein Air Festival
Packers/Library
Alumni and Community Picnic
Watch your Ash!
Customer Service
Table Top
Walking Tour
Events
Village Board Meeting
Monday, June 17, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Court Room

Court

Tuesday, June 18 at 5:00 PM
Court room

Shorewood Business Improvement District
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 8:30 AM
Committee Room

Design Review Board
Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 5:00 PM
Committee Room

Public Art Committee
Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Committee Room

4th of July
Thursday, July 4
Village Hall Offices Closed

Quote of the Week
   
I was judging so many men, until I found out I was just like them, and being human seems all right to me.
Bill Camplin

Health Tip

 

For anyone who enjoys food and cooking, summer offers the finest  fresh, local produce from the garden, farmers' market, and grocery. Use these fresh fruits and veggies to add flavor, color and health to your dishes!
Environmental Tips
When it cools down outside, place inexpensive portable fans in front of open windows to bring the cool air inside. And consider installing a ceiling fan if you don't already have one. Fans can do a great job of cooling down your house using much less energy than your air conditioner.
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