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June 20, 2013     
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo
Village Board Meeting Highlights

The Village Board held its regular meeting on Monday, June 17, 2013. The Board:
  1. Approved street festival permit for Surf Rider Foundation, Atwater Beach, August 27, 2013 from 3 - 10:30 p.m.
  2. Approved 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 Ave.
  3. Approved appointment of Robert Gosse to the Design Review Board for a term expiring May 31, 2013
  4. Approved temporary extension of premises for Hubbard Park Lodge LLC d/b/a Hubbard Park Lodge, Russell Davis, 3565 N. Morris Ave., for the concert series, July 10 to August 14, 2013
  5. Approved temporary extension of premises for North Star American Bistro, Michael Stoner, 4518 N Oakland Ave., June 20, 2013
  6. Approved  "Class B" Retail Intoxicating Liquor & Malt Beverage License for Cox, Raeber, Cox d/b/a Village Pub and Grill, agent Dennis W. Cox, 4488 N. Oakland Ave.
  7. Adopted handbook for boards, committees and commissions
  8. Approved lease amendment for River Club Improvement proposal from Hubbard Park Lodge LLC
  9. Approved special privilege permit for plantings in the public way at residential property 2600 E. Edgewood Ave., property owner Martin Gross
  10. Approved special privilege request to install a retaining wall within the public way at residential property 4317 N. Maryland Ave., property owners William and Kathryn Dahlk

  11. Approved an amendment to building code permit requirements and enforcement

 

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Commission/Committee Appointments

 

The following people were appointed to Commissions/Committees by the Village Board at the June 17 meeting:

  • Robert Gosse -Design Review Board
  • Peter Hammond- Community Development Authority
  • Kari Race - Police Commission
  • Anthony Erba- Police Commission 

Congratulations and thank you for volunteering for your community!

 

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Shorewood, WI

  There is still time to Apply for the Village Trustee Vacancy

   

If you would like to serve you community by being a member of the VIllage Board, you can apply for the open seat until July 10, 2013. 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.  Interviews will be held on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 beginning at 5:15 p.m. with a back-up 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 Ave., Shorewood WI 53211.  Click on this link for the application.

 

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

 

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Senior Living Facility Proposed for River Site 

A senior living community which would provide both assisted living and memory care has been proposed for the Milwaukee River site which formerly was the location of the Pig 'n Whistle and Riverbrook restaurants, as well as an apartment complex. 

Harbor House will begin the approval process at the June 25 Plan Commission meeting at 6 p.m. in the Committee Room.

Click here for more information.
  

 

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4th of July Activities


The 4th of July is fast approaching and Shorewood has plenty of activities planned to celebrate the birth of our country!

  • 1-2:30 p.m. Free, all-age swim at the High School VHE pool.
  • 3 p.m. Parade along Oakland Ave. from Kensington Blvd. going south on Oakland Ave. to Spector Field at River Park.
  • 4:30 p.m. Free ice cream and the Red Hot Dixie Jazz Band Concert at Spector Field.
  • 6 p.m. Evening activities at Atwater Park include food for sale from Shorewood Men's Club, music and children's activities.
  • 9:30 p.m. Fireworks sponsored by the Shorewood Foundation.
Please note: Village Hall will be closed for the holiday.

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Lifeguards have arrived at Atwater Beach

Weather permitting, lifeguards will be stationed at Atwater Beach from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. until August 19. Please have a fun and safe summer!


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Are you new to the Neighborhood?  

 

 

Are you new to Shorewood or know someone who is? The Village has developed a new service designed to connect new residents with village services, businesses, schools, recreation and volunteer opportunities.  The Welcome New Neighbors program is available to help you and yours enjoy all the benefits Shorewood has to offer. The program director, Jenny Steinman Heyden, is available to meet with new residents to answer questions and help them pursue their interests here. She looks forward to helping new residents connect and thrive in the village. 

 

To contact the Welcome New Neighbors program or recommend the service for a new mover, call 414.847.2721 or email welcome@villageofshorewood.org

 

 

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To Swim or Not to Swim
  
  

Contemplating an afternoon at the beach?  Check to see if Atwater Beach is opened or closed by clicking here for the Wisconsin Beach Health website.

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Shorewood Seeks Artists and Sponsors for Plein Air Festival

Shorewood's Public Art Committee is pleased to announce its first annual plein air festival, "Plein Air 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 air 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, 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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Keep Yourself Safe from Mosquitoes  

 

Mosquitoes can be more than a summer annoyance.  Mosquito larvae were found in catch basins that were checked in the North Shore areas.  The species that can carry West Nile Virus (culex) was identified.  The best way to prevent West Nile Virus and other mosquito-borne infections is by protecting yourself and eliminating standing water.  Even a small amount of water left in any type of outdoor container, such as children's toys or gardening pots can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes.  Protect yourself by staying indoors when mosquitoes are most active (early morning and at dusk) and by using a repellant when outdoors.  Read labels carefully for safe application. Use this link for more information: http://www.cdc.gov/westnile/index.html 

 

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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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Best Hors d'oeuvre!

Kathleen Demien of the North Shore Health Department won the Village staff Hors d'oeuvres cook-off last week. She got the recipe for her stuffed peppers from the North Shore Health Department Cookbook. There are copies of the cookbook still available at the Health Department for $5.

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Calendar of Events


Movie Night at the Library
Wed., June 26, 2013 at 6 p.m.
Shorewood Library
Free and open to the public.

Summer Sounds Free Community Concert
Wed., July 10 at 6 p.m.
Hubbard Park
This first concert of the Summer Sounds Concert Series will feature the 5 Card Studs. Bring a lawn chair and blanket. Refreshments will be on sale.


 

Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Board Meeting Highlights
Committee Appointments
Trustee Vacancy
River Site
4th of July
Lifeguards
New Neighbors
Beach report
Plein Air Festival
Packers/Library
Alumni and Community Picnic
Mosquitoes
Watch your Ash!
Hors d'oeuvre Cookoff
Events

Strategic Initatives Committee-Special Meeting
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 5:00 PM
Committee Room

Plan Commission
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 6:00 PM
Committee Room

Police Commission
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Committee Room

Ad- Hoc Sign Committee
Wednesday, June 26, 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
   

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.

   

Thomas Jefferson

Health Tip

 

If your having a sumemr picnic remember the two-hour/one-hour rule. Don't let food sit out for more than two hours or one hour if it's a hot day over 90 degrees.
Environmental Tips

If you love to grill during the summer, propane burns much cleaner than either wood or charcoal briquettes. If you can't resist charcoal, try a natural product that burn much cleaner than your traditional briquettes.
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