September 20, 2013     
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo

Plein Air Shorewood is this weekend,September 19-21

Shorewood will become a thriving artists' colony for three full days: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 19, 20 and 21. Fifty-three professional artists will be painting outdoors throughout the community as they capture our handsome parks, lakefront, river, business district and private homes in original scenes.

Watch the artists in action up close and personal for three days and then meet them during special, after-hours social settings open to the community. (Visit pleinairshorewood.com for all the details.) Plein Air Shorewood will culminate with a Gala Reception/Auction on Saturday September 21 from 6-10 pm. at the Shorewood Public Library, 3920 N. Murray Ave. when more than 150 paintings are auctioned off during this community arts celebration! The Gala is free and open to the public. Meet your friends and neighbors and gather to celebrate the arts in Shorewood.

Plein Air Shorewood is presented by the Village of Shorewood Public Art Program with major sponsorship from the Shorewood Foundation. Many thanks to all the event/corporate and individual sponsors and private donors that have helped to underwrite this exciting arts event. Special thanks to the Public Art Committee and Plein Air Co-Chairs Dick Eschner, Patricia Algiers, Don Berg and Jenny Heyden for their tireless work over the past 6 months preparing for Plein Air Shorewood. Don't miss this amazing arts festival!

For more information, visit pleinairshorewood.com or e-mail info@pleinairshorewood.com.



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Village Board Meeting Highlights 


The Village Board held its regular meeting on Monday, September 16, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. The Board: 

  1. Approved the Zoning Petition to Amend 1111 E Capitol Drive and 3907-09 N Sherburn Place from B-4 River District Zoning to a Planned Development District. Click here for more info. 
  2. Approved a North Shore Fire Department resolution approving a "Single or Multi-Year Capital" budget to purchase Two-Way Radios, an ambulance and firefighting protective equipment for 2014 and 2015. 
  3. Approved the appointment of Brian Leadley to the Design Review Board with a term to expire May 2014
  4. Approved the appointment of Brian Leadley to the Board of Review as 3rd Alternate with a term to expire May 2017
  5. Approved the appointment of Ellen Eckman to the Parks Commission with a term to expire May 2016






2014 Budget Calendar


It's that time of the year when Village staff is completing their 2014 budget requests. The tentative budget review timeline ( all meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m) for the Village Board/Budget and Finance Committee is as follows:

  • Monday, September 30- Overview, Revenues,Board, Other Administration, Atwater Beach, Debt Services, Village Celebrations, Marketing, other financing uses, Manager, Finance, Shorewood Today 
  • Thursday, October 1 - Police, Other Public Safety, Library, Health, Village Center 
  • Tuesday, October 9 - Seniors, Clerk, Customer Service, Parking, Planning, TIF 
  • Tuesday, October 14 - Public Works/Utilities  
  • Thursday, October 23 -Reserved for additional discussion.


All budget meetings are open to the public and will take place in the Committee Room, 2nd floor of Village Hall.  For any questions on the process, e-mail manager@villageofshorewood.org.



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Over 400 Responses and Counting! 



Over 400 people have already responded to the Shorewood Resident Survey! If you haven't already taken the survey, we want to know what you think!  We also encourage you to pass the web address along to your Shorewood friends/neighbors. Our goal is to receive at least 1,500 responses. 


Please take the survey at http://tinyurl.com/Shorewood-Survey or visit Village Hall or the Library for a hard copy or computers.  The survey will close on October 18.


We also encourage people who own businesses or property in Shorewood, but may not live in Shorewood to take the survey!



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Vision Plan 2014 Update  


The Village Board Vision Plan Leadership Committee met on Wednesday to discuss the process and key demographics for the 2014 Vision Plan update. This meeting helped determine the profile of resident focus groups. The focus groups will take place this October and will be a crucial aspect of the vision planning process.   


The Committee also scheduled a community meeting for Saturday, November 9,2013 at 9:30 a.m. The location is to be determined. 


Vision planning is a strategic planning process that develops an image of what a community would like to be in the future and an implementation plan to get there. To stay updated on the Vision Plan process, please click here.  




Shorewood Foundation will host its first Oktoberfest Fundraiser

The Shorewood Foundation will host its first Oktoberfest Fundraiser on September 29 at Hubbard Park Lodge in Shorewood at 5PM.  Enjoy buffet-style German food, polka music, and a live and silent auction.  A variety of seasonal beers will be available for purchase, including Leinenkugel Brewing Company, Lakefront Brewery, Stevens Point Brewery and Big Bay Brewing Company.  Tickets are $50 and include a free commemorative beer stein.  All proceeds benefit the Shorewood Foundation - enhancing the Shorewood community since 1964.  For tickets, please visit www.shorewoodfoundation.org/currently  or contact Kristin Fraser at 414-962-2275.



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Hydrant Flushing


The Water Utility will be flushing fire hydrants between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the coming weeks, please see click here to see the time frame in your area.

Flushing will be done:

* in Area 1 the week of September 16 to 20
* in Area 2 the week of September 23 to 27
* in Area 3 the week of September 30 to October 4
This water will show up in your household as discolored water and have a yellow to orange to red color. This water, while unappetizing, poses no health threats. Running your faucets for several minutes will usually clear the household system and resolve all problems. Occasionally faucet aerators (screens) will have to be removed and cleaned to restore water pressure.

Please refrain from washing clothes between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. during the week your hydrants are scheduled for flushing. 


The discolored water can stain and ruin clothing if flushing occurs while you are washing clothes. Adjacent area's being flushed may also affect your water color.


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Petition for Direct Legislation



On August 26, 2013 a Petition for Direct Legislation was provided to the Clerk's office.  The Village Clerk completed the certification process and deemed the petition sufficient in regard to the number of electors' signatures required; and the petition itself and proposed resolution are sufficient as to proper form.  The petition will be forwarded to the Village Board for action at the regular Village Board meeting to be held on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in the Court Room of the Village Hall, 3930 N Murray Avenue. 


The petition requests that the Village of Shorewood hold a referendum asking residents whether they would support a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, which states corporations have the same constitutional rights as people and can freely donate to campaigns. 

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River Site Senior Assisted Living Development Proposal Update


At this Monday's Board meeting, the Village Board approved the Plan Commission's recommendations, as well as, the zoning petition by the developers.


The developer's agreement must still be approved before construction can begin. To keep up with the latest news on the proposed, River Site please visit the project site.


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Woman's Club Rummage Sale

On Saturday, October 5, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the GFWC Shorewood Woman's Club is sponsoring a rummage sale in the Village Center, 3920 N. Murray Ave. to help support various programs. Household items, clothing, books, tools, holiday décor, etc. will be available, but no large items or electronics.


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International Walk and Bike School Day


Join kids from all over the world in walking, biking, skating, or skipping to school in celebration of International Walk to School Day, Wednesday October 9! Here are some ways to participate (courtesy of walkbiketoschool.org) :


  1. Walk or bicycle from home

Great for: Students and families who live close enough to walk or bicycle to school on a route that's appropriate for these modes.

How it's done: Encourage students and their families to walk or bicycle to school. They might join other families and form groups in their neighborhoods to travel to school together.  This is the essence of Walk and Bike to School Days. 


2. Designated starting points

Great for:  Families who live too far to walk or bicycle, families with limited routes for walking and bicycling, bus riders and children with disabilities.

How it's done: Identify one or more locations where students and their families will gather to walk or bike to school together or where families can park and make their way to school when they're ready.  Have a parade, park and walk or ride and stride...the sky's the limit! 


3. Walk or bike AT school

Great for: Families who live too far to walk or bicycle, families with limited routes for walking and bicycling, bus riders, children with disabilities and times when few parents can participate.

How it's done:  Walk at school during an assembly, recess or as part of a class activity. Sometimes student aftercare providers will get involved by walking or bicycling from school to the after-school facility. These events can foster a lifelong appreciation for walking and bicycling and develop important safety skills.  They're also the easiest way to include every student.

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Quilt and County Fall Odyssey Trip Planned for October 2 


The Shorewood Senior Resource Center (SRC) is planning a trip to the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts in Cedarburg followed by lunch at Galioto's Twelve 21 and a scenic route back along country roads featuring a stop for apples.  Docents will guide participants through the featured exhibit, "Wisconsin State of the Art," a display of the winning submissions from a juried show for Wisconsin fiber artists.  The museum is fully accessible and is located on a former 1800s farm, where participants will also see the blacksmithing shop and lambing shed. Lunch offers a choice of beef tenderloin tips or grilled shrimp.  Luncheon choice must be made on the registration form.


The trip will take place Wednesday, October 2.  The bus will leave the SRC, located on the lower level of the Shorewood Library, at  9:15 a.m. and return at approximately 3:30 p.m.   The cost for Shorewood residents is $46 and the nonresident price is $49.  This includes deluxe motor coach transportation, the tour, lunch, and bus driver gratuity.


Payment must be made with the registration form, which is available at the SRC office or by e-mailing Elizabeth Price, SRC Coordinator, at eprice@villageofshorewood.org.  She may also be reached at (414)847-2727.  The deadline for registration is Wednesday, September 25, 2013. 

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Calendar of Events

North Shore Health Department Public Listening Session
Sat., September 21 at 10:30 a.m.
Northshore Library- 6800 N. Port Washington Rd.
Glendale, WI

Public listening sessions to discuss the upcoming North Shore communities' health improvement plan. The final listening session is Saturday, September 21, at 10:30 am, at the North Shore Library.   Please come and share your thoughts on what the public health needs are as we develop the North Shore Community Health Improvement Plan.

Library Camp Half Blood Party
Wed., September 25, 2013 at 3 p.m.
Shorewood Library

School-age kids are invited to leave their parents at home and head to Camp Half-Blood on September 25. It will be a Percy Jackson action-packed afternoon of trivia, games and more - all about Rick Riordan's awesome series.

Shorewood High School Open House  

Thur., Sept. 26, 2013 at 6 p.m.

Shorewood High School

This event will give parents an opportunity to tour the High School.



Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Plein Air
Board Highlights
Resident Survey
Vision Plan Update
Oktoberfest Fundraiser
Hydrant Flushing
River Site Development
Library Update
Walk and Bike to School Day
SRC Trip
Plan Commission
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 6:30 PM
Court Room

Design Review Board
Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 5:00 PM
Committee room

2014 Budget Workshop
Monday, September 30, 2013 at 6:00 PM
Committee Room

2014 Budget Workshop
Tuesday, October 01, 2013 at 6:30 PM
Committee Room

Conservation Committee
Thursday, October 03, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Committee Room

Quotes of the Week

Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be.

Daniel J. Boorstin

Health Tip

Integrate exercise into your life.  Park farther away from your destination; take stairs instead of elevators; take a walk during your lunch break.
Environmental Tips

Autumn is the perfect time to start a compost pile or bin in your backyard (or inside, with a special composting bin). Even if you don't have a large garden or yard, you can still benefit from composting - it enriches soil and reduces the need for water, fertilizers and pesticides. And if you keep a small garden or containers, those plants will love the extra nutrients, too.
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