July 3, 2013     
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo

Village Board Meeting Monday, July 8, 2013

The Village Board will hold its regular meeting on Monday, July 8, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. The Board will:

  1. Hear a presentation on paperless board packets.
  2. Consider proposed use of 2014 Community Development Block Grant funds
  3. Consider a resolution recommending the North Shore Fire Department fee for service schedule
  4. Consider proposal for Village Hall parking lot walkway
  5. Consider award of contract for 2013 street resurfacing program
  6. Consider construction inspection services agreement for 3500 Maryland and Village Hall parking lot projects
  7. Consider proposal for private property inflow and infiltration inspection service
  8. Consider engineering design services agreement for 2014 street reconstruction program
  9. Consider request for stop sign located at E Marion Street and Prospect Avenue
  10. Consider street festival permit for Friends of Atwater Beach (FAB), Atwater Beach and Park, August 10, 2013
  11. Consider temporary Class "B"/"Class B" Retailer's License for Friends of Atwater Beach, Atwater Beach and Park - Lake Drive, August 10, 2013.
  12.  Consider appointments for the Library Board


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Community Development Block Grant Hearing 

The Village of Shorewood will hold a  public hearing on Monday, July 8, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in the Shorewood Village Hall, 3930 N. Murray Avenue, Shorewood, Wisconsin, to receive input from residents regarding the proposed use of 2014 Community Development Block Grant funds. 


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4th of July Activities

The 4th of July is tomorrow 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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Maryland Avenue Street Improvements


Street and water main improvements are scheduled to begin in the 3500 block of N. Maryland Avenue on Monday, July 8, 2013 weather permitting. Improvements will include new watermain and the reconstruction of Maryland Avenue between E. Edgewood Avenue and E. Stratford Court. 


At this time, the 3500 block of Maryland Avenue will be closed to traffic for the month of July and the first part of August. There will be a detour. You can see a project map including the detour route, here.  


Substantial completion of the project is anticipated on or before Friday, August 23 (prior to the start of the UWM fall semester).

Additional information on the project can be found, here.  Please contact the DPW if you  have specific questions regarding this project.

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Shorewood, WI

One Week left to Apply for the Village Trustee Vacancy


If you would like to serve your 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 

Overnight 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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Summer Sounds Concert Series Kicks Off July 10

Mark your calendars for Shorewood's free summer concert series at Hubbard Park! Starting Wednesday night, July 10 and continuing through August 14, enjoy a free outdoor concert from 6-9 p.m. A fabulous line up of local talent will fill beautiful Hubbard Park along the Milwaukee River with the sounds of summer as our residents and guests sit back and enjoy a variety of musical styles. Food and beverages will be for sale from our award-winning Hubbard Park Lodge.

Please note the follow line up of musicians, all on Wednesday nights:

July 10: 5 Card Studs with special opening act, Katie LaFond
July 17: Darele Bisquerra and Trio de Janeiro
July 24: Southern Tradition
July 31: The Gleasons with special opening act, McMenamin Irish Dance Academy dancers
August 7: Tweed Funk
August 14: Mood Swing Orchestra

Many thanks to our corporate sponsors for underwriting this popular musical series: Village of Shorewood Marketing Program, Hubbard Park Lodge, Shorewood Foundation, Shorewood Men's Club, PNC Bank, Stevens Point Brewery and Culver's of Shorewood.

See you in the park this summer, just a few blocks south of Capitol Dr. on Morris Blvd. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket - some picnic tables are available.   


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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 (to see map, click here.).  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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Men's Club Blood Drive


The next Shorewood Men's Club Community Blood Drive is scheduled for Saturday, July 13, from 8:00 a.m till 1:00 p.m at the Shorewood Village Center. Anyone interested in donating may contact Jeff Hanewall at 964-9719 or shorewoodmensclub@wi.rr.com for an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome. The drive is conducted by the Blood Center of Wisconsin.



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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 Parking Lot will be Limited due to Green Construction Project  


Beginning on July 8, work is expected to start on a green parking lot project partially funded by a green infrastructure grant from the Metropolitan Milwaukee Sewerage District. 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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July Anniversaries

The following employees celebrate their anniversaries in July:

RickZimmerPublic Works26 years
MikeDondlingerPublic Works20 years
Christine PrestonPolice Department10 years
CyndeeFarnhamClerk's Office7 years
JackieBeardPolice Department7 years
NicholeGiesePolice Department7 years
MikeKerrPolice Department5 years
BillNowakPublic Works5 years
CrystalKopydlowskiPlanning 3 years
SusanLylesLibrary1 year
PeterSchmidLibrary1 year

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Calendar of Events

Juggling of Steve Girman
Tues., 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
Board Agenda
CDBG Hearing
4th of July
Maryland Street Improvements
Trustee Vacancy
Offices closed on 4th of July
4th of July Parking Restrictions
Summer Concert Series
Alumni and Community Picnic
Sidewalk Program
Blood Drive
Summer projects?
Fireworks are Prohibited
Green Parking Lot
4th of July
Thursday, July 04
Village Hall Offices Closed

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

Plan Commission
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 6:30 PM
Committee Room

Shorewood Business Improvement District
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 8:30 AM
Committee Room

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


Lakes, waterways, and seas will be crowded with boats. Review safe boating practices, and don't drink and drive your boat. Alcohol consumption while operating boats or other motorized water vessels is illegal, and you can be arrested for a BWI.


Environmental Tips

After this Fourth of July there are bound to be plenty of stray cans, bottles, streamers, plates, and forks littering streets and parks. Do yourself, your community, and the environment a favor by picking up all the leftover traces of your party and properly dispose of them, recycling all that you can.

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