April 24, 2014      
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo

Village Board Meeting Highlights

The Village Board held its regular meeting on Monday, April 21. The Board:
  1. Approved Public Art Fund 2013 Surplus Transfer
  2. Approved Resolution Declaring Official Intent to Reimburse Expenditures From Proceeds of Borrowing
  3. Approved Contracts for JSH Writing and Marketing, PRWorks and Dan Makouske for the Plein Air Event
  4. Approved Outdoor Dining Special Privilege Application for  Oakcrest Tavern, Sendiks, Camp Bar, Stone Creek Coffee, Colectivo Coffee, NaNa Asian Fusion, Thief Wine, Yo Mama and Coffee Nation/Smoothie Nation
  5. Approved Transient Merchant Permit Application for Ben Morrissey
  6. Approved Resolution to Extend the Term for Robert Petrie to the Community Development Authority until May 2018
  7. Approved Resolution to Extend the Terms for Marian Maris and Jean Gurney  to the Library Board until May 2017
  8. Approved Second Hand Jewelry and Article Dealer License, Shorewood Coin Shop, 4409 N Oakland Avenue for the remainder of 2013-2014 License Year
  9. Approved Second Hand Article Dealer License, Rethreads, 1920 E Capitol Drive for the Remainder of 2013-2014 License Year
  10. Appointed Josh Libertore to the Conservation Committee with a Term to Expire May 2015


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Spring River Cleanup This Saturday! 


This Saturday April 26, 2014 at 9 a.m., you can volunteer with the Milwaukee Riverkeepers to clean a river near you. It will take place at 50 locations throughout the Milwaukee River Basin. The Riverkeepers will provide garbage bags and gloves. 


Following the clean-up, the Riverkeepers will be holding a Trash Bash to celebrate the success of the clean-up with free food, drinks, raffle prizes and music. This event will start at 12:30 p.m. at the Hoyt Pool Grand Hall, 1800 N. Swan Blvd. Wauwatosa.  


For more information and registration, click here




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First Annual Small Plates Continues Until Sunday   



Attention foodies, Shorewood BID presents Small Plates Week, April 22-27, a new event which offers the perfect chance to sample great neighborhood cuisine without taking a bite out of your wallet.  Over 20 Shorewood restaurants and food businesses have created one or more delicious small plate items priced from $3-$8.


Small Plates Week gives local food and beverage establishments the opportunity to spotlight their Chef's talent and creativity through original small plate concepts or to showcase existing menu or store items that are available at a special price.  The menu includes appetizers, small entrees and desserts with something to please everyone in the family.


Participating Restaurants include:


Baker's Square, Benji's Deli & Restaurant, The City Market Café, Colectivo Coffee Roasters, Culvers, Goody Gourmets (available at Camp Bar), Einstein Brothers Bagels, Falbo Brothers Pizza, Harry's Bar & Grill, Indulgence Chocolatiers, Miss Cupcake Bakery, NaNa Asian Fusion & Sushi Bar, Nehring's Sendiks on Oakland, North Shore Boulangerie, North Shore American Legion, North Star American Bistro, Oak Crest Tavern, Pick n' Save, Subway, Thief Wine, Three Lions Pub, Tochi, Vedo's Pizza, Village Pub & Grill and Yo Mama!  


Click here, for more information. 

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Conservation Committee Fair, May 3

Join us on Saturday, May 3, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. in the Atwater School Parking Lot, 2100 E. Capitol for a variety of educational events, coffee from our local Colectivo and the opportunity to dispose responsibly of your old non-hazardous items.

Reusing and recycling beats a landfill, so we are accepting the following items at this community event:

  1. Personal documents for secure shredding
  2. Usable clothing and household items (Goodwill)
  3. Electronic items-free for most, small fee for TVs and appliances
  4. Metals
  5. Expired and unwanted medications and supplements (Police Department)
  6. Unwearable tennis shoes, corks, compact flourescents (wrapped in newspaper) and extra building materials

Note: No liquids, injectables, solutions or syringes will be accepted. Illicit substances are not part of this initiative and must not be placed in the collection containers.


Hazardous substances such as old gasoline, oil-based paint, solvents and other chemicals will not be accepted today, but you can bring them to the MMSD Hazardous Waste Collection trailer at the High School this summer or to the hazardous waste collection site in Franklin year round.

Enter our two free drawings to win a compost bin or a rain barrel decorated by local artists. An additional 20 plain rain barrels will be raffled off.  Winners will receive a voucher and be able to pick up the rain barrels from the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewer District.
If  it rains, we will meet inside in the cafeteria

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Wanted for Riding the Bus without a Ticket 


On Monday, April 21, 2014 at approximately 6:00 p.m. the below pictured suspect entered the Milwaukee County Transit bus at the corner of E. Capitol Dr. and N. Oakland Av. without paying for the service. Officers removed said suspect and sent him on his way. He was last seen trotting south on N. Oakland Av.

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40 More Volunteers are Needed for Annual Spring Yard Clean-up Day


More volunteers are needed for the Spring Yard Clean-up to help older and disabled adults in Shorewood get their yards ready for spring.  Set aside a couple hours to welcome spring and to help build the spirit of community on Saturday, May 3. Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m.-12 noon to clean out garden beds, pick up lawn debris and rake leaves.  If you can help with this enjoyable inter-generational event, please pre-register with Michelle Boehm by April 28 at (414) 698-4369 or michelle.boehm@sbcglobal.net.



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Ride your Bike to Work and School 


In May there will be two opportunities to be green and to get fit by Biking to School or Biking to Work. 


Bike to School Day, May 7- The date for National Bike to School Day 2014 has been set - mark your calendars for May 7, 2014, and start gearing up to ride again. Parents can support your children by riding with them. http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/

Bike to Work Week, May 11 - May 17- During National Bike To Work Week, the Milwaukee area will have fun events to tempt you to try riding bikes for transportation, to reward those who already do and as another chance to rack up a bunch of miles for the 2014 Wisconsin Bike Challenge. For Shorewood residents who work downtown, a morning commuter station (7:30 - 9 a.m.) with bakery items, coffee and a repair station will be available on the Oak Leaf Trail at the Urban Ecology Center.  For more details on the event or help preparing for bicycle commuting, visit the Wisconsin Bike Fed at http://wisconsinbikefed.org/events/bike-to-work-week/southeast/    



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Milwaukee Makerspace at Shorewood Library


Next week, Shorewood Schools celebrate Screen-Free Week. To help encourage the message to step away from the screens and do something different, Shorewood Library is bringing in a group of "makers" from Milwaukee Makerspace. On Wednesday, April 30 at 3pm, the makers (just a fancy name for folks who craft, build, tinker and experiment with tools and materials) will show off a host of awesome tools, projects and products to get you inspired to DIY. It's open for all ages, so bring the family.



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Do you E-cycle?   


Shorewood residents can recycle electronic items at the DPW yard on the first and third Saturdays of the month.  There is a fee of $10 per television but all other items are free.  Remember, if it plugs into an outlet or has a digital display it can - and should - be recycled.


Watch the new video PSA, "There's a better way...E-Cycle Wisconsin"



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Ash Tree Replacement Program Update


Recently, you may have noticed that several Ash trees near construction sites have been removed. These removals are part of the Village's overall policy to replace selected ash trees in construction areas as another tool in the fight against Emerald Ash Borer (E.A.B). If not managed properly, 25% of the Villages 6,200 street trees could be threatened by Emerald Ash Borer. The Village's policy regarding Ash tree replacement is as follows:


The policy adopted by the Village Board in 2014 calls for the removal of any ash tree with a condition rating of less than 50% (fair or poor). Additionally, all European and green ash trees, regardless of condition, with a diameter breast height (DBH) of less than 24 inches will be replaced. European and/or green ash larger than 24 DBH in good or very good condition will be treated as part of the Village's annual ash injection program. White ash in good or very good condition will not be removed as recent studies indicate they may show more resistance to EAB than other ash varieties.

For more information about the Ash Tree Replacement Program and EAB, click here.


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Librarians Read & Recommend Just for You


If you have not yet visited Shorewood Library's new website, maybe this will encourage you: the new site features several tools that our knowledgeable librarians are using to recommend books, movies & music they think you'll love. You're busy, so finding the right book (or movie or CD) easily - and knowing it comes highly recommended - is important to you. You'll find a host of staff-picked fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, and music covered on the new library blog each week: http://shorewoodlibrary.org/blog/staff/. In addition, explore old and new books in particular genres or on subjects you care about by using the booklists tool: http://shorewoodlibrary.org/explore/booklists/. It's always been possible to find great things at the Shorewood Library; finding exactly what you want to read, watch or listen to is now a whole lot easier.


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Spring Yard Waste Reminder


Planning a spring cleanup for your yard?  Yard waste and brush collection began April 1st and will continue through the end of November.  Bagged yard waste, including leaves and small sticks, will be collected from the parkway during these months only.  They will be picked up on the same day as your refuse collection.  Please keep in mind bags should not exceed 30 pounds in weight.  Yard waste should not be blown or placed in the street as it can be washed into and block storm drains and pollute our rivers and lakes.  Brush is chipped curbside monthly during the same time period.  Please visit the DPW website for more information and a schedule map.

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Calendar of Events  

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 grades 7-8 at Shorewood Intermediate School. From 7-9 p.m. Visit shorewoodschools.org for more information.


Lake Bluff Rummage Sale

Sat., April 26 at 9 a.m.

Lake Bluff School

From 11 a.m. to noon fill a bag for only $3. 


Annual Wearble Art Show

Sat., May 3 at 9:30 a.m.

Village Center

Presented by the Shorewood Woman's Club ; 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Village Center.


Guilty 'Til Proven Innocent presented by Friends of MADACC

Thurs., May 8, 2014

Oriental Theater, 2230 N. Farwell


Over the years, pit bull-type dogs have been subject to breed specific legislation in Wisconsin communities, including Cudahy, Milwaukee, South Milwaukee and St. Francis. If you are interested in learning more about Breed Specific Legislation and how it can affect your community, please make plans to attend this one night screening of Guilty 'Til Proven Innocent.

For more information, click here





Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Board Agenda
River Clean-Up
Small Plates Event
Conservation Event
Turkey on Bus
Spring Clean-up
Ride your Bike to Work
Ash Tree Replacement
Spring Yard Waster
Conservation Committee
Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 7 PM.
Committee Room

Public Art Committee Meeting
Friday, May 02, 2014 at 7:30 am.
Village Center

Community Development Authority
Friday, May 02, 2014 at 7:30 AM
Committee Room

Village Board Meeting
Monday, May 05, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Court Room

Municipal Court
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 5 PM
Court Room
Quote of the Week

Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.

John Wayne

Health Tip


Consider Becoming an Early Bird. Studies have shown that people who wake up earlier are healthier than those who snooze the morning away. Taking advantage of the morning light will also give you a good dose of needed Vitamin D. And you'll get a leg up on symptoms of depression.


Environmental Tips

Many families spend over $260 each year on paper towels and napkins. Switch to cloth napkins, sponges, and cloth towels or wipes.
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