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July 11, 2013     
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo

Village Board Meeting Highlights

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

 

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

 


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Shorewood wins GFOA Budget Award Again

For the third year in a row, the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) awarded the Village of Shorewood  with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. According to the GFOA, this award reflects the commitment of staff to the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the award the entity had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation.  For budgets including the fiscal period 2012, over 1,340 entities received award. Award recipients have pioneered efforts to improve the quality budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments.   

 

Thanks to all the Shorewood staff members who made this award possible! 

 

 


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Song of the Month:

 

Although, we will never run out of good quotes, we thought we would add a new feature called "song of the month". This is the second month we have done it and next month a different member of staff will chose a song.

 

This month, Jackson Browne "The Late Show" from the Album Late for the Sky. An album that I wore out many times before CDS; and remains one of the most relevant oldies in my collection. To listen, click here

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Board Vacancy Update 

 

Thank you to all the Shorewood residents who expressed interested in the Village Board Vacancy. We received eight applications for the open position and we are in the process of scheduling interviews. The interviews will take place on July 24.

 

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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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Garden Tour


The Annual Shorewood Garden Tour will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2013.  The tour will take you to seven (7) beautiful gardens in the Village.  Tickets are $10 per person and are available at the Garden Room (2107 E Capitol Drive), Shorewood Village Hall (M-F, 8 am - 5 pm), and the Tour Garden (July 27 only).  The tour will feature the following gardens:

 

  • Carole & Bill Wenerowicz           3819/21 N. Farwell
  • Judy Kaiser & Russ Falkowski     4139 N. Stowell
  • Pam & Paul Miller                     2700 E.  Shorewood
  • Adele Kaferly & Loren Leys        4000 N. Richland
  • Sue Higgins-Larkey                   4220 N. Stowell
  • Andrea Johnson                        3608 N. Morris
  • Megumi Hemann                       4439 N. Woodburn

 

The plant doctor Melinda Myers will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Kanavas Landscape Management booth, 2700 E Shorewood, to answer your gardening questions and to sign books.


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Maryland Avenue Street Improvements

 

Street and water main improvements began this week on the 3500 block of N. Maryland Avenue.  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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Village Complex Parking Lot will be closed starting July 16 


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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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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MADACC Listening Session

Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC) will be holding the next public "listening session" on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 6:00pm at the Shorewood Village Hall Court Room, 2nd floor located at 3930 N Murray Ave.

If you have a question for MADACC, please email it to askmadacc@madacc.org. All Milwaukee County residents are invited to attend. Our Executive Director will be answering the submitted questions, and if time permits, will take questions from the audience.

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Men's Club and ABLE Provide Braille Menus to Customers

 Audio and Braille Literacy Enhancement, Inc. (ABLE), in conjunction with the Shorewood Men's Club, is proud to announce that Shorewood will become the first community in Wisconsin to offer Braille menus in all of its restaurants.  The cost is being covered by a $500 grant from the Shorewood Men's Club, allowing ABLE to produce the menus at no charge to the nearly 25 restaurants located in Shorewood.

 

 

All Shorewood restaurant menus should be completed later this summer.  ABLE is also looking for additional partners to help make restaurants more accessible in other communities in southeast Wisconsin, as Braille menus save time for wait staff and improve the overall experience for blind customers.



Photo Courtesy of Shorewood Patch

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Summer Sounds Concert Draws Huge Crowd to Hubbard Park

Shorewood's free community concert series, Summer Sounds, drew hundreds of enthusiastic music lovers to Hubbard Park on Wednesday night as the popular band, 5 Card Studs, took to the stage. Concert attendees enjoyed food and beverages from Hubbard Lodge while they listened and danced to the music! Summer Sounds will continue every Wednesday night from 6-9 p.m. through August 14.

Mark your calendars for the following line up of musicians:
July 17: Darele Bisquerra and Trio de Janeiro
July 24: Southern Tradition with opening act, Zach Lipo-Zovic
July 31: The Gleasons with opening act, McMenamin Irish Dance Academy dancers
August 7: Tweed Funk with opening act Shorewood School District musicians
Annalise Lozier, Emillie Lozier and Sabine Peterka
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. Food and beverages for sale from Hubbard Park Lodge.  

 

 

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No Dogs Allowed on Atwater Beach

According to the Village Code, dogs are Not Allowed on Atwater Beach. Owners will be subject to a fine, if in violation.
 

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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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Affordable Care Act Info

With many of the provision of the affordable care act kicking in soon, the North Shore Health Department suggests a website for information and planning in Wisconsin.

A company based in Wisconsin has developed a series of tools for shopping for health plans on the marketplace/ exchange.  The site even has a "chat" line .  Check it out at  www.healthcare.gov 

 


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Calendar of Events
Shorewood Concert Band
Thurs. July at 7 p.m.
Atwater Park
This event is free and open to the public.

Summer Sounds Free Community Concert
Wed., July 24 at 6 p.m.
Hubbard Park
The third concert of the Summer Sounds Concert Series will feature the Southern tradition. Bring a lawn chair and blanket. Refreshments will be on sale.
 
Annual Summer Celebration
Wed. July 24 at 6 p.m.
Shorewood Library
Children's games, refreshments and muscial entertainment

 

Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Board Agenda
Budget Award
Song of the Month
Board Vacancy
Blood Drive
Garden Tour
Maryland Street Improvements
Parking Lot Closed
Alumni and Community Picnic
MADACC Listening Session
Braille Menus
Summer Concert Series
No Dogs
Sidewalk Program
Affordable Care Act Info
Events


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

Court Room
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 5:00 PM
Court Room

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

Quote of the Week
   
As I visited the various neighborhoods in the campaign, I learned fast that it's a mistake to think that all of the wisdom and possible solutions to our problems are available only in this building.

Health Tip

 

Keep children away from campfires and grills. Gas leaks, blocked tubes, and overfilled propane tanks can be a cause of grill fires and explosions.

 

Environmental Tips

Consider changing your bulbs. Incandescent light bulbs are heat generators, so many experts suggest switching them for energy-efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs or halogen infrareds to keep heat down during the summer.

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