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August 15, 2013     
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo

Village Board Meeting Highlights

The Village Board held its regular meeting on Monday, August 12, 2013. The Board:

  1. Approved recommendations on Engineering Services for Basin 6 Phase II Sanitary, Road and Water Main
  2. Approved renovations to the Village Center Conference Room
  3. Approved Shorewood 2025 Vision Plan proposal (see the article below for more information).
  4. Approved Village Wide Survey (see the article below for more information).
  5. Approved Street Festival Permit for Plein Air Event, September 20, 2013, 4500 Block of North Oakland Avenue (see Plein Air website for more information
  6. Approved Temporary 3- Day Cabaret License for Plein Air Event, September 20, 2013, 4500 Block of North Oakland Avenue
  7. Approved Extension of Premises for Thief Wine LLC, 4512 N Oakland Avenue for Plein Air Event, September 20, 2013
  8. Approved Extension of Premises for Three Lions Pub LLC, 4515 N Oakland Avenue for Plein Air Event, September 20, 2013
  9. Approved Temporary Class "B"/"Class B" Retailer's License to Sell Fermented Malt Beverages at the Plein Air Event, 3920 N Murray Avenue, September 21, 2013, Applicant: Friends of the Shorewood Library
  10. Approved Street Festival Permit for Plein Air Event, September 21, 2013, Atwater Park, N Lake Drive
  11. Approved appointment of Mary Jo McDonald to the Parks Commission to complete a term expiring May 2014

 

 

   

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Ann McKaig is Sworn-in!



At Monday's Board meeting, Trustee Ann McKaig was sworn in as the newest Village Board member. If see Ann around, please congratulate her!

 

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Pre-Surf @Water Beach Festival Activities- Volunteers Needed for Beach Clean-up 

 

Beach Clean-Up: 7:00 - 8:00am this Saturday Morning 

We are going to leave the beach better than we found it! The Surfrider Foundation will be providing instructions, bags and receptacles for the beach clean-up. Colectivo Coffee will be providing coffee and snacks to keep us energized and moving. We plan on spending an hour for the clean-up, but if people want to stay longer and continue to clean, by all means any additional help is appreciated.

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The First Annual Surf @Water Festival is this Saturday! 

 

The Great Lakes Surf Collective will present the 1st annual Surf @Water Festival on August 17 at Atwater Beach from 5 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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What will Shorewood Look like in 2025?: Vision Plan Project

At the August 12 Village Board meeting, the Board approved a new visioning process that will begin fall. The Village Board along with residents, community groups and staff, will attempt to answer these questions:
  • Where are we now?
  • Where are we going?
  • Where do we want to be?
  • How do we get there?
To keep up with the progress of the Vision Plan and to view older Vision Plan documents, please view our Vision Plan webpage, here.

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The Shorewood Village Board Wants to Know What you Think! 

 


In September, you will receive a postcard in the mail inviting you to take an online survey. The purpose of this important survey is to provide the Shorewood Village Board with your perceptions and opinions about services, and current and future initiatives.  Your answers will help direct Village officials as they establish policies for the type and level of services to be provided.  Your input as a resident of Shorewood will serve as an important guide for the Village Board as it plans to meet the needs of Shorewood residents - now and in the future.  

 

The Village of Shorewood is working with the Center for Urban Initiatives and Research (CUIR) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for the administration of this survey.  CUIR has extensive experience working with area communities in survey research, focus groups, and planning.  

 

Keep an eye out for your survey invitation card!

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Coyote Safety Info

We have received a few reports of coyote sightings in the Village. Most coyotes are not harmful to humans or larger pets, but they can be very dangerous to smaller pets and other small animals. The Village of Bayside has an excellent web resource on coyotes that includes helpful tips for residents. We encourage concerned residents to check it out... http://www.village.bayside.wi.us/index.aspx?nid=152


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River Site Development Info

HRA Senior Living is proposing a senior assisted living and senior care facility at Shorewood's River District, 1111 E. Capitol Drive, the site of the former Riverbrook restaurant.  Specifically, HRA is proposing a continuous facility.  The front section, along Capitol Drive, would be a four-story building with 60 assisted living units.  The back section would be a one-story building with 36 memory care units.   

 

For more information, please visit out new project site. 


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Library Website Redesign

 

The website has been evaluated and we are in the process of a complete redesign with valuable content, easy access to library services, and regular recommendation and news from library staff.  The Library is working with Byte Studios in Milwaukee and we are excited about the progress we have made.   

 

Keep in mind that many of the services your library provides are available 24/7.  Can't sleep at night and feel like brushing up on your French?  Go to Mango Languages and have a conversation.  Just cleaned up the dishes and wondering what to make for tomorrow's dinner?  Go to Rachel Ray's magazine on Zinio; no cost to you for the full color issue.  Your Shorewood Library card is a great value and we are working to make it easier for you to find and use our services.  The current (not great) site is at www.shorewoodlibrary.org.  Take a look so you can fully appreciate the improvements we have planned!

 

 

 

 

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Public Tour of Atwater Beach


The Friends of Atwater Beach, the Village of Shorewood and  Marek Landscaping invite you to a public tour of Atwater Beach on Saturday, August 24 at 9:30 a.m. 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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Bravo to the Summer Sounds Concert Series 

 

Our Summer Sounds Concert series closed out the season on Wednesday with the Mood Swing Orchestra. Hundreds of Shorewood residents and guests packed Hubbard Park for the final performance of the season.  

 

Many thanks to our sponsors for making this year's concert series another huge success: Hubbard Park Lodge, Shorewood Foundation, Shorewood Men's Club, Stevens Point Brewery, PNC Bank and Culver's of Shorewood.

Summer Sounds is presented by the Village of Shorewood Marketing Program. See you next year! 

 

 

 

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West Nile Prevention Tips
 

NSHD reports a dead crow found in a North Shore Community has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV).  WNV is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. While transmissions to humans are very rare, residents should use protective measures to prevent mosquito bites. Some tips to protect yourself:

  • Use effective mosquito repellant and apply according to the label instructions.
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, socks, and shoes.
  • Mosquitoes may bite through thin clothing, so spraying clothes with a repellent containing permethrin or DEET will give extra protection. These repellants are the most effective and most studied.
  • Avoid being outside during times of high mosquito activity, specifically around dawn and dusk.
  • Keep window screens repaired so that mosquitoes cannot enter your home.
  • Dispose of discarded tires, cans, or plastic containers left outside that may contain standing water.
  • Drain standing water from pool or hot tub covers.
  • Turn over plastic wading pools and wheel barrows when not in use. Change the water in bird baths, pet dishes and wading pools every 3-4 days.
  • Keep drains, ditches and culverts clean of trash and weeds so water will drain properly.
  • Clean gutters to ensure they drain properly.  

 

More information can be found at www.nshealthdept.org under the Health Info tab.

 

 

 

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 Shorewood High School Instrument Drive

Shorewood High School students and community members will be collecting working instruments to donate to Haitian Schools as part of the non-profit organization Musical Haiti. (Instruments that need small repairs will also be accepted.) The instrument drive is being organized and run by Maryann Desaulniers, a retired Marquette staff member, and her husband, Dan, both of whom are Shorewood community members. 

 

The instrument drive will be held on September 14 and September 28 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. in the Shorewood High School Parking Lot.

 

 

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Trip To Amish Country

The Shorewood Senior Resource Center (SRC) is featuring a trip to Amish country on Friday, September 20.  The bus will leave the SRC at 7 a.m. and return at approximately 7 p.m.

The route will pass through the Horicon Marsh area, known for its migrant flocks of Canada geese and home to more than 305 kinds of birds. The tour in Amish country will include visits to a cheese factory, bakery, general store and wood shop.  Lunch will be buffet style at the historic Kingston House, built in 1846. After lunch, there will be a visit to an Amish school and participants will have the opportunity to talk with the teacher and students.  While there is not a lot of walking, there is a lot of getting on and off the bus.

The cost for the tour is $67 for Shorewood residents and $70 for non-residents and includes lunch and deluxe motorcoach transportation.  No seats will be held without payment and a completed reservation form (available at the SRC office or e-mailed by request).

For more information and to register for the tour, please contact Elizabeth Price, SRC Coordinator, at (414) 847-2727 or eprice@villageofshorewood.org.  by Thursday, September 12.

 

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Estabrook Park not only plays home to Milwaukee's new beer garden but also to one of Milwaukee's favorite off-leash dog exercise areas making it the perfect location to host Barktoberfest. Pack your picnic basket and gather your pooch, family and friends in the spirit of Munich's Hofbräuhaus. Experience Gemütlichkeit at Estabrook Park with your dog!

 

This event will be held on September 28 from 1-6 p.m. and will feature games, demos, contests, information booths, raffle, lure course, agility run-throughs and more! Food and beverages provided by the Estabrook Beer Garden. Hosted by ROMP, Friends of Estabrook and Shorewood Waters Project.

 

 

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Calendar of Events

Lake Bluff New Family Event
Wednesday, August 21 at 5 p.m.
Lake Bluff Elementary

New families are invited to attend the Lake Bluff New Family Picnic on August 21 from 5-7 p.m. at the school.  


 

Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Board Meeting
National Night Out
Pre-surf @atwater Clean-up
Surf @Water
Vision Plan
River Site Development
Coyote Safety
River Site Development
Library Website Redesign
Atwater Beach Tour
Summer Concert Series
Junior Plen Air
School District Updates
SRC Trip
Shorewood Library
Events

Shorewood Business Improvement District
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 8:30 AM
Committee Room

Design Review Board
Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 5:00 PM
Committee Room

Ad-Hoc Sign Committee
Thursday, August 29,2013
at 5:00 PM
Committee Room
Quote of the Week

This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Health Tip

 

Summer is the perfect time to take up a new activity. Gardening is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and will actually help you burn some calories. If gardening isn't your thing, get some inspiration from Wimbledon and try your hand at some tennis or golf.
Environmental Tips

When going on vacation, conserve energy by turning off the A/C (or raising the temperature) and unplugging major appliances.
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