June 27, 2013     
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo

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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Shorewood, WI

Two Weeks left 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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Village Offices Closed for 4th of July 

While you enjoy the holiday with family and friends, stop and thank an on-duty public safety employee for their service. Have a happy 4th!

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4th of July Parking Restrictions will be Lifted 

Parking restrictions will be lifted for the 4th of July holiday from Wednesday, July 3 to Sunday, July 7. Residents will again need to call their vehicle in on the night of the July 7 for Monday morning, July 8.

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Are you new to the Neighborhood?  



Are you new to Shorewood or know someone who is? The Village has 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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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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2013 Sidewalk Program 



There are approximately 60 miles of public sidewalk pavement within the Village of Shorewood.  To ensure these walks remain in good condition, the Department of Public Works administers a biennial sidewalk replacement program in each of six defined areas of the Village on a rotating cycle.  All public sidewalks and carriage walks in the target area are reviewed and defective areas are identified for removal and replacement.


The 2013 project area is located in the southeast area of the Village (please see map).  Sidewalks which have been identified for replacement have been marked with white paint and notices of assessment have been issued to affected property owners.  Public walk replacement is assessed to the adjacent private property owner at 100% of the cost (on a corner lot the secondary frontage is assessed at 50%). 


Work is scheduled to begin the week of July 8th and is anticipated to be complete by late August.  For more information, please visit the DPW's Construction and Infrastructure Management web page or call 414.847.2650.


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Magazines Anywhere with Zinio


Waiting for the doctor or for your kid's practice to end?  Pull out your smartphone and browse a magazine from the Library.  Your Shorewood Library subscribes to over 100 magazines in print and now we have 100 magazines in digital form.  Your library card enables you to download digital copies of popular magazines to your computer, tablet, or mobile device.  Yes, you have to register and create an account and that takes a few steps, but once you are set up getting full color copies of magazines is really easy.  Download a copy, keep it as long as you want, return next week or month for the next issue.  The 100 magazines available include The Economist, American Craft, Car and Driver, Elle, Dwell, and many others. 

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Thinking of taking on a Project?


The Planning & Development Department has  numerous resources to guide you about key requirements surrounding various projects,from building a fence of an addition to a home.  Check out the following informational resources on the department's webpages!



         Attic Remodel 

         Basement Recreation Room 

         Basement Remodel 

         Concrete specifications 

         Deck and Patio Installation 

         Downspout Disconnections 

         Electrical Permits- What Homeowners Need to Know 

         Fence Installation or Replacement 


         Guide to Village Permits 


Also, don't forget about Shorewood's online mapping tools, revealing a variety of information about your parcel, such as the tax number, parcel dimensions, zoning district, subdivision name,  or voting ward.  


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Fireworks are Prohibited in Shorewood


According to Village Code  294-2, fireworks are prohibited in Shorewood unless they are for pyrotechnic displays given by civic organizations, or groups of individuals acting under the supervision of the Chief of Police, and after having obtained a written permit from the Village Clerk of the Village of Shorewood. 


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Village Complex Green Parking Lot

In 2012 the Village of Shorewood received a green infrastructure grant from the Metropolitan Milwaukee Sewerage District to add "green" features to the parking lot which serves the Village Hall, Village Center/Library and Public Safety buildings.  The project will include the addition of below-grade stormwater storage, LED lighting upgrades and asphalt resurfacing.  Work is expected to begin on July 8.  During that week the lot will be accessible with limited parking areas unavailable due to the underground work.  Beginning July 16 the lot will be closed to the public so that surface work may be completed.  Weather permitting, the lot will reopen on Monday, July 22.  If you have questions, please contact DPW at 414.847.2650.



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Be a Good Neighbor!

Residents are required by Village Ordinance to maintain their yard; grass should not exceed 6". If you have neighbors who may not be able to physically maintain their yard, please lend them a hand. Be a good neighbor!

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Calendar of Events

Juggling of Steve Girman
Tuesday., July 9 at 2:30 p.m.
Shorewood Library
All ages are invited to enjoy juggling and jokes with Steve Girman. Part of the Shorewood Library's Terrific Tuesday Summer series.

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.

Friends Underfoot with Nature in the Parks
Thurs., July 11 at 2:30 p.m.
Shorewood Library
Nature in the Parks introduces us to our "friends underfoot" including some furry and creeping critters.


Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
4th of July
Trustee Vacancy
Offices closed on4th of July
4th of July Parking Restrictions
New Neighbors
Alumni and Community Picnic
Sidewalk Program
Summer projects?
Fireworks are Prohibited
Green Parking Lot
Be a good Neighbor!
4th of July
Thursday, July 4
Village Hall Offices Closed

Special Village Board Meeting
Monday, July 08 2013 at 7:30 PM
Court Room

Shorewood Foundation
Tuesday, July 09, 2013 at 4:30 PM
Committee Room

Parks Commission
Tuesday, July 09, 2013 at 5:30
Manager's Office

Library Board Meeting
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 4:30 PM
Village Center

Community Development Authority
Friday, July 12, 2013 at 7:30 AM
Committee Room

Quote of the Week
America is much more than a geographical fact. It is a political and moral fact - the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and human equality.

Adlai Stevenson

Health Tip


Most people like an ice cold beer on the 4th of July, but please drink responsibly. Alcohol and fireworks can be a hazardous and dangerous combination. Also, have a designated driver to bring partygoers home from the festivities.
Environmental Tips

One of the easiest ways you can go green this July 4 is to reach for biodegradable plates, cups and cutlery when you're shopping for your 4th of July cookout.

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