September 27, 2013     
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo


Plein Air was a Great Success!


This successful event drew audiences to multiple venues within Shorewood, from a dinner at Hubbard Lodge, to a block party at Shorewood's Kensington Square, to the Shorewood Library for a beautiful gala and sale of over 150 paintings of Shorewood. It also engaged the schools, with artists performing demonstrations prior to the competition.


Don Berg, Co-Chair, said, "When our Public Art Committee succeeded in acquiring and installing the Plensa sculpture and using it as a cornerstone for a Shorewood Art Celebration and Plein Air event, little did we anticipate the enormity of pleasure, excitement and encouragement to continue to make Shorewood an 'Art Friendly Community.'"


Attendance was high at all events. Business owners at the block party (attendance 2,000) with a Jumbotron, live band and the McMenamin dancers, report a record all-time high for sales.

Fifty-two artists participated and over 90% of them sold work at the Collector's Sneak Peek and Silent Auction.  Check out pleinairshorewood.com for the list of winners, and a photo slide show of events and artwork.


Said Jenny Heyden, Co-Chair, "What a thrilling ride - from creating a new entity in Shorewood and bringing people together in interesting and meaningful ways, to awakening the heart and soul of the community for the community - plein air has been a joy and a gift."


 Painting by Tom Nachreiner 

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2014 Budget Meetings


Village Board and staff will begin meeting next week to discuss the 2014 Village budget. The first session on Monday, September 30 will cover an overview of the budget, including revenues, Village Board, other administration, Atwater Beach, debt services, Village celebrations, marketing, other financing uses, Manager's Office, finance, and Shorewood Today. On Tuesday, October 1, the Board will review the Police, other public safety, library, health, Village Center. These meetings will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Village Hall committee room and are open to the public. The preliminary 2014 Budget is available  here and a hard copy is available for review at the Customer Service desk.    

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Over 750 Responses and Counting! 



Over 750 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 to use a computer.  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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Shorewood, WI

Shorewood Wants You! 


Would you like to help shape the future of your Village? Become part of our Vision Plan focus groups! On October 15 and 16, the Village will hold focus group sessions that will help your elected officials plan for the future of your Village. We are looking for individuals to join the following groups:  


Young Professionals (40 and younger)- October 15 at 7 p.m.

Businesses (Small business owners, entrepreneurs, home-based business owners)- October 16 at 7:30 a.m.

Neighborhoods (young families, home owners and new residents)- October 16 at 8:30 am

Seniors (60 and up)- October 16 at 9:30 a.m.

Village Boosters (Members of civic groups and people active in the community)- October 17 at 11:00 a.m.


Let us know, by October 4,  if you are interested in participating in and which group you might be a part of by calling 414-847-2702 or emailing manager@villageofshorewood.org.


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Shorewood Foundation will host its first Oktoberfest Fundraiser

The Shorewood Foundation will host its first Oktoberfest Fundraiser on Sunday, September 29 at Hubbard Park Lodge in Shorewood at 5 p.m.  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. next week.  Please click here to see the time frame in your area.

Flushing will be done:

* 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 a.m. to 3 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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New Walgreens is Now Open! 

The new Walgreens in the Lighhorse building had its official opening last week! If you haven't already been there, check it out!

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October Anniversaries

The following Shorewood employees celebrate their anniversaries in October.

PaulWasemillerPublic Works28 years
DeanBrockmanPolice Department21 years
MarkMeyersPolice Department21 years
RonDeichlerPublic Works19 years
ChrisSwartzManager's Office9 yers
AnnKrechelCustomer Service6 years

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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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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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Flu Shots


The season is upon us for flu shots. The North Shore Health Department will host flu shot clinics on the following dates: 

  • Thursday, October 17, 3:30-5:30 p.m., at the North Shore Library;
  • Saturday, October 19, 9-11 a.m., at Shorewood Village Center; and
  • Saturday, October 26, 9-11 a.m. at Brown Deer Village Hall. 

The North Shore Health Department is able to offer flu vaccine for adults of all ages for $30-$35 (depending on the type of vaccine) or they will bill original Medicare for adults with original Medicare.  Flu immunizations can be provided to children who do not have health insurance or whose health insurance does not cover flu immunizations at a reduced cost using publicly funded vaccine from the Vaccine for Children Program.  They are also able to immunize children whose health insurance covers flu immunizations with privately purchased vaccine at a cost of $30 to $35 (depending on the type of vaccine).


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Calendar of Events

Library Family Fun Craft Night
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 6 PM
Once a month, from September through December, the Library will offer an evening of family fun with Craft Nights. Bring the whole family from young to old.


Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Plein Air
Budget Meetings
Resident Survey
Vision Plan Update
Oktoberfest Fundraiser
Hydrant Flushing
New Walgreens
October Anniversaries
Women's Club Rummage Sale
SRC Trip
Flu Shots

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

Village Board Meeting
Monday, October 07, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Court Room

Pedestrian and Bike Safety Committee
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Village Center

Library Board Meeting
Wednesday, October 09, 2013 at 5:00 PM
Village Center

2014 Village of Shorewood Budget Workshop
Wednesday, October 09, 2013 at 6:30 PM
Committee Room

Quotes of the Week
We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Health Tip


Get you kids some  outdoor exercise by making fall yard work fun. Have kids come up with different ways to pick up leaves or pine cones (i.e., squatting, bending, leaning, stretching, or balancing on one foot).
Environmental Tips

When putting away your summer clothing, check to see if there is anything you can recycle for rags or to donate, also when buying new clothes why not revive your wardrobe with some vintage or recycled clothing.
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