July 25, 2013     
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo
New Trustee

Last night at the Special Village Board meeting, the Board appointed Ann McKaig to the vacant trustee position. Ann is currently serving as the Chairperson of the Park Commission. We would like to give a special thank you to all the applicants: Nathaniel Cade, Ben Hubing, Brian Leadly, Christopher Miotke, Brian Spahn, Ariane Strombom and Paul Zoivc. If you see Ann, please congratulate her on her appointment!

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Employee Service Award & Recognition


On Thursday, August 1, the Village of Shorewood will host their annual Employee Service Award and Recognition event to recognize our excellent employees. We also specially recognize our employees who have reached milestone years of service.  We take this opportunity to congratulate these employees for their dedication to the Village and its residents. 


25 Years


Beth Carey, Library


20 Years


Mike Dondlinger, Public Works


15 Years


Dave Best, Public Works

Dave Brunker, Public Works

Steve Pluta, Public Works


10 Years


Christine Preston, Police

Elizabeth Price, Senior Resource Center 

Nicholas Taraboi, Police


5 Years


Jeff Carlin-Bartel, Library

Sherry Grant, Clerk

Mike Kerr, Police

Bill Nowak, Public Works

Teri Repins, Customer Service



Village Hall and DPW offices will be closed on August 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. so that staff can attend.

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River Site Senior Assisted & Memory Care Facility Proposal Continues


On Tuesday July 23 at Shorewood's Plan Commission meeting, HRA Senior Living presented revised site plans after receiving input from commissioners at their previous meeting.  This is the second of a minimum of three Plan Commission meetings required for zoning petitions for a Planned Development District.  The proposal includes 60 assisted living units and 36 memory care units. 55 parking spaces will be located underground.


Highpoints of discussions surrounded changes to the proposed road located along the top of the bluff, front entry changes , green space and view sheds.  The proposal is still at a site plan stage before design details may be added.  Some comments about future design included grabbing elements from the Oak Leaf Trail bridge to incorporate into the entrance with a porte cochere- a signature element in all HRA facilities.  The next Plan Commission meeting is scheduled Tuesday August 27 when a detailed site plan and landscape plan will be provided.  The Village is in the process of setting up an information page on the website.  Look for it in within the week!


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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 a.m. - 5 p.m.), 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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The First Annual Surf @Water Festival  


The Great Lakes Surf Collective will present the 1st annual Surf @Water festival on August 17 at Atwater Beach from 5p.m to 10 p.m. Surf @Water has something for everyone!  Surf lessons, water safety, picnics, and wrapping things up with a beach film festival.


The community of Shorewood, Wisconsin and the Great Lakes will gather together to celebrate what makes our community so special: our love of the lakes, fun with family and friends, and of course, SURFING!

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National Night Out


The Shorewood National Night Out, the annual anti-crime and anti-drug event, will be held this year at the Village Center on Thursday, August 8 from 4:30 p.m to 7:30 p.m.   


National Night Out will feature a K9 Demo from the Glendale Police Department, Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control, Wisconsin DNR, UWM Police Department, American Military University, ADT Security, Milwaukee Police Intel Fusion Center, PNC Bank, Milwaukee Victim Witness Services, North Shore Health Department, North Shore Fire Department, Shorewood Senior Resource Center, Shorewood's Men's Club, Big Brother/Big Sisters Milwaukee and more.


Food, beverages and ice cream will be available and there will be a prize drawing!    



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Public Tour of Atwater Beach

The Friends of Atwater Beach, the Village of Shorewood and  Marek Landscaping would  invite you to a public tour of Atwater Beach on Saturday, August 24 at 9:30 at Atwater Park. During the tour you will learn about the efforts to stabilize the bluff and restore the native coastal habitats at Atwater Park.

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Summer Sounds Concert Series Continues with Irish Music by the Gleasons   


 With three concerts down and three to go, Shorewood's free musical series, "Summer Sounds," at Hubbard Park continues to draw huge crowds! Mark your calendars for the following three weeks, as the music keeps getting better and better. Next week (Wed., July 31) enjoy The Gleasons, as fiddles, flutes, guitars, percussion and rich harmonies leave you smiling and stomping your feet as you enjoy traditional Irish, bluegrass, Americana, a hint of Latin, rock and American pop music. A special opening act from 6-6:30 p.m., the McMenamin Irish Dance Academy dancers, will set the tone with their impressive Irish dance moves.   


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.

Concert attendees can purchase food and beverages from Hubbard Lodge. Bring a lawn chair or blanket - some picnic tables are available if you get there early! Concerts run from 6-9 p.m.
See you in the park just a few blocks south of Capitol Dr. on Morris Blvd.

UPCOMING CONCERTS  August 7: Tweed Funk with opening act Shorewood School District musicians Annalise Lozier, Emillie Lozier and Sabine Peterka
August 14: Mood Swing Orchestra



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Customer Service Surveys

Village staff is ALWAYS looking for ways to improve and serve you better. An important way of doing this is getting feedback from our customers. If you'd like to comment on a service you received or make a suggestion for improvement, we encourage you to visit our website and complete a Customer Service Survey by clicking here.  

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Calendar of Events

Summer Sounds Free Community Concert
Wed., August 7 at 6 p.m.
Hubbard Park
The fifth concert of the Summer Sounds Concert Series will feature Tweed Funk. Bring a lawn chair and blanket. Refreshments will be on sale.

Movie Night at the Library
Wed., August 7 at 6 p.m.
Shorewood Library
A free movie night for children grades 5+ at the Shorewood Library!

Friends of Awater Beach Party
Sat., August 10 at 6 p.m.
Atwater Beach
Music, children's games and refreshments will be on sale at this annual event. All proceeds will benefit the Friends of Atwater Beach.


Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
New Trustee
Employee Recognition
Riversite Update
Garden Tour
Surf @water
National Night Out
Atwater Beach Tour
Summer Concert Series
Customer Service Surveys
Community Development Authority
Friday, August 09, 2013 at 7:30 AM
Committee Room
Quote of the Week

Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.

Bill Cosby

Health Tip


Be a safe swimmer. Water sports and fireworks are two of the biggest pastimes during the summer and these are both linked to numerous deaths and injuries each year. Never swim alone, and make sure that kids' water play is adequately supervised at all times.

Environmental Tips

It may seem simple, but washing clothes in hot water uses more energy because the water must be heated. In fact, up to 90 percent of the cost of a load of laundry is spent on heating water. If you're able to pre-treat any stains before the wash, there's no reason you can't reserve the warm water cycles for only the dirtiest of loads.
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