April 3, 2014      
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo

Village Board Agenda

The Village Board will hold its regular meeting on Monday, April 7. The Board will:
  1. Consider Approval of Bid for Atwater School for Parking Lot Reconstruction as a Partnership with the Shorewood School District
  2. Consider Resolution to Submit a Grant Application to Wisconsin Department of Transportation Under the Federal Transportation Alternatives Program for Installation of Bike Share Stations in Shorewood
  3. Consider Class "B" Fermented Malt Beverage License to Blackbird Mercantile d/b/a Craft & Vessel, 4417 N Oakland Avenue, Agent Nathaniel Davauer
  4. Consider Extension of Premises for Three Lions Pub LLC d/b/a Three Lions Pub, 4515 N Oakland Avenue, Agent Scott Schaefer
  5. Appoint  Kim Krechel to the Public Art Committee to Fill a Vacancy with a Term to Expire May 31, 2016
  6. Consider Approval for Short-term Intern to Serve the Manager's Office and Planning and Development Department


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Roundy's Development Announcement
Shorewood is happy to announce that General Capital Group has proposed developing a new Roundy's Metro Market, as well as a major mixed-use building in Shorewood. The new facilities would occupy the entire two blocks between Kenwood and Olive Streets on the west side of Oakland Avenue, replacing the current Pick 'n Save and abandoned Schwartz and Walgreens facilities, which would be razed. The public process will begin soon.

For the full press release, click here.



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Election Results

At the local elections on Tuesday, Village Board incumbents Mike Maher (47.64%) and Ann McKaig (51.68%) both retained their seats. In the School board elections, Paru Shah (41.18%) and Ruth Treisman (28.87%) were both elected to fill the two open seats. The Shorewood referendum on campaign finance reform was successful with 76.45% of the vote. The Milwaukee County referendum limiting the pay of County supervisors was also successful with 55.25% of the vote. The Village had a 20% turnout. For full results , click here. Contact the Village Clerk's office at 847-2608 if additional information is needed.



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Welcome Neighbors Event  


Welcome Neighbors and the Library join forces at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 5 to provide Forms and Fun: Tax Prep and Voter Registration. Enjoy a cup of coffee, get a personal library card for you and your children, finish up any tax-time forms, sign-up for Recreation Department classes and register to vote. Activities for kids are available while you take care of business. RSVP recommended by April 2 to welcome@villageofshorewood.org  



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Conservation Committee Event, April 5 at 1 p.m.- Rain Gardens and Rain Barrels: Explore the Hows and Whys

Learn how you can collect rain water for your lawn and garden, save money and help improve the water quality of Lake Michigan and the Milwaukee River.

Enter our free drawing to win a rain barrel. The barrel is courtesy of MMSD and was decorated by local artists.
The event will be held on Saturday, April 5 at 1 p.m. in the Village Center (lower level of Shorewood Library)

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Coffee with a Cop 



Sunday April 6, 2014

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Stone Creek Coffee

4106 N. Oakland Avenue


No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood!

Join your neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation!


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Public Works Public Works Updates 


2014 Street Reconstruction
Work is scheduled to begin on the "Murray Project" on Monday, April 7.  For project information, please see the project web page at www.villageofshorewood.org/murray.  To receive weekly project updates, please email us at dpw@villageofshorewood.org.


2014 Sewer Improvements
Phase II of the Basin 6 sewer improvements is scheduled to begin the week of April 14.  For project information please see the project web page, click here. To receive weekly project updates, please email us at



April is Spring!

And that means yard waste and brush collection resume.  For routes and schedules, please click here.


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New Website Photo Contest


Shorewood is working with CivicPlus, a national leader in municipal website design, to re-vamp its website www.villageofshorewood.org.  The new site is expected to launch at the beginning of June.


Beautiful, vibrant photos will play a significant role on our new website.  While we have numerous photos to choose from, we invite members of our Shorewood community to take high-resolution, high-quality photos to possibly be featured on our new website.  Please take photos of what you think makes Shorewood a special place to live, work and play.  Selected photos will be featured on our new website's front page with a credit to the photographer.   


Please submit your photo(s) to manager@villageofshorewood.org or drop them off at Village Hall, 3930 N Murray, in a digital format (CD or USB drive) by June 2.  Please be sure to include your email and/or phone number so that if your picture is chosen proper credit can be given.  The selected photographers will be featured in an article for the Village Manager's Weekly Memo.




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Shorewood Senior Resource Center to Sponsor Trip to Historic Downtown


The Shorewood Senior Resource Center (SRC) will sponsor a day trip to historic downtown Milwaukee and the revitalized Menomonee River Valley on Wednesday, April 30, from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


Kathy Kean, of Historic Milwaukee, Inc., will guide participants on a tour to illustrate the evolution of Milwaukee from a 19th century trading post to a 21st century city.  There will be a visit to various working class ethnic neighborhoods, still alive today.  Visitors will also see award-winning sustainable green design projects and areas that have been revitalized for business and recreation.


The tour will finish with a brief visit to the grounds of the National Home for Disabled Veterans, signed into law just five days before Lincoln's death in April 1865.


Lunch will be at the historic 1882 Turner Hall, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


The cost of the tour is $47 for Shorewood residents and members of the Shorewood Historical Society and $49 for nonresidents.  This includes motor coach transportation, the Historic Milwaukee step-on guide, lunch and the bus driver gratuity.  Participants will get off the bus twice on this tour.  The coach will leave from the SRC, 3920 N. Murray Ave., at 10 a.m.


A registration form with menu choices is available at the SRC office or can be e-mailed upon request.  For more information and to register, contact Elizabeth Price, SRC Coordinator, at (414) 847-2727 or eprice@villageofshorewood.org.  Participants must register by April 17, 2014.


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Reading for Spring Cleaning


Spring is typically when we undertake projects like spring cleaning. Why? We need hope and we need to get back to basics -we've dropped our New Year's Resolutions, the winter vacation has come and gone (and with it, the relaxation...), and the yard looks like a garbage dump. But wait, is that a tulip coming up? There is hope! Library staff's  April Non-Fic(tion) Picks are all about finding hope, cleaning up, and renewing yourself.  Find the list on the Staff Blog at www.shorewoodlibrary.org.  Also, click on EXPLORE Our Collections and you will find links to new library materials and other booklists created by staff. 

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Volunteers Needed For Annual Spring Yard Clean-Up Day


Saturday, May 3, is the annual Spring "Shorewood Connects" Yard Clean-Up Day, linking neighborhood volunteers with older and disabled adults who need help getting their yards ready for Spring.  Volunteers are needed between 9 a.m.and 12 p.m. to clean out garden beds, pick up lawn debris and rake leaves at the homes of older and disabled adults.  If you are interested in helping out, please pre-register with Michelle Boehm by April 28 at (414) 698-4369 or michelle.boehm@sbcglobal.net.

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Car Seat Collection Day


The North Shore Health Department and the North Shore Fire Rescue will be participating in the SafeKids Annual Car Seat Collection Day on April 26.  This event provides a way for residents to drop off old car seats for recycling.  Seats older than 6 years (the safe life expectancy of a car seat), or car seats that have been involved in a crash will be collected and dismantled to be properly disposed.  Also accepted will be car seats that have been recalled, have broken or missing parts, and any unwanted car seats.  Stop by the Brown Deer Fire Station, 4401 W. River Lane, from 9:00-11:00 AM to drop off unwanted car seats.  For more information, check the SafeKids website, here.


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Calendar of Events   


Welcome Neighbors Event  

Sat., April 5 at 10 a.m

Shorewood Library

See article above


SHS  and SIS Jazz Concert 

Thurs., April 10 at 7 p.m.

SHS Auditorium

This event is free and open to the public. 


Atwater Family Dinner
Atwater School

Featuring Atwater Idol at 7 p.m. 


Recreation Department Activity Night
Fri., April 25 at 7 p.m.
Shorewood Intermediate School
For students in 7-8 grade at Shorewood Intermediate School. From 7-9 p.m. visit shorewoodschools.org for more information.





Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Board Agenda
Roundy's Development
Election Results
Welcome Neighbors
Conservation Event
Coffee with a Cop
DPW Updates
Website Photo Contest
SRC Trip
Spring Reading
Spring Clean-up
Car Seat Collection

Community Development Authority Monday, April 07, 2014 at 4:30 PM
Committee Room

Village Board Meeting
Monday, April 07, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Court Room

Municipal Court
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Court Room

Special Village Board - Vision Plan- Board Committees and Commissions
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Village Center

Library Board Meeting
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Design Review Board
Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Committee Room

Basin 6 Phase II Sewer Improvements Information Meeting
Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Community Room

Quote of the Week

Baseball's Opening Day is full of time-honored traditions: the President throws out the first ball, the Cubs' starting pitcher walks away with a 54.00 ERA, the Royals get mathematically eliminated from the pennant race.

Rob Sheffield

Health Tip


Soon, its going to get hot, the sun will be shining, and your skin will need protection. Not only do men and women need to regularly moisturize their skin, but also protect it from the harsh rays of the sun. If you're outside, make sure to use a sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher.



Environmental Tips

Selecting and using multi-purpose cleaners can reduce the number of cleaners you use, reduce the number of hazardous products in your home and save you money, too!
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