May 2, 2014      
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo

Village Board Agenda

The Village Board will hold its regular meeting on Monday, May 5. The Board will:
  1. Consider Public Improvement Project for River Site - TIF #3
  2. Consider Special Privilege Permit for Outdoor Seating at 4488 N Oakland Avenue, Village Pub
  3. Consider Special Privilege Permit for Outdoor Seating at 4515 N Oakland Avenue, Three Lions Pub
  4. Consider Approval of Reserve "Class B" License for Fermented Malt Beverages and Intoxicating Liquor, NaNa Fusion Japanese Restaurant d/b/a NaNa Fusion, 4511 N Oakland Avenue, Agent Lanqing Zhang
  5. Consider Ordinance for Alcohol Licenses: Continuation of Business
  6. Consider Professional Services Agreement with City Water, Inc. for Water Metering and Water System Loss Investigation
  7. Consider Amendments to 2014 Street Reconstruction Program Contract for Additional Watermain and Pavement Replacement and Brush Removal
  8. Consider Authorization to Participate with Wholesale Customer Group in Milwaukee Water Works Rate Analysis
  9. Consider Resolution Authorizing Application for Stewardship Local Assistance Grant
  10. Consider Approval of Bid for Atwater School for Parking Lot Reconstruction as a Partnership with the Shorewood School District


 Back to Top 



Annual Spring Yard Clean-up Day is this Saturday, May 3! 


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.   




 Back to Top 




Conservation Committee Fair, this Saturday, 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. Most Electronic items are recycled for free , there is a 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.

 Back to Top 





Historical Society to Celebrate 30th Anniversary


As a community grows so does its need to remember, record and celebrate its history.   In 1982, the Shorewood Village Board adopted a resolution establishing an ad hoc committee to draft a recommendation for a permanent Historical Society.  Trustee Michael Spector led the committee that filed Articles of Incorporation on May 7, 1984 and the Society was officially established.  


Preservation and education have been the goals of the Society for 30 years. To advance those goals, an archives was established, research has been encouraged, and numerous historical programs have been presented. The Society has become the official collector of stories, pictures, newspapers and other data necessary to help current residents understand how the Village developed and to encourage Village leaders to make informed  decisions about the future.


Society members will celebrate the 30th Anniversary at their annual dinner meeting on May 12 at Hubbard Lodge.  Non-members are welcome to join the celebration.  The speaker will be Martin Hintz who will speak about Dickey Chapelle, a 1935 graduate of Shorewood High School who was a nationally recognized  photojournalist and military correspondent.  Ms  Chapelle died in Vietnam, the first American woman journalist killed in combat.  For dinner reservation information, call 964-5258. Anyone interested in just hearing Mr. Hintz's presentation should  arrive at Hubbard Lodge by 7:45 p.m.



Back to Top 



Woman's Club Wearable Art Show is this Saturday 


The Woman's Club Wearable Art show is this Saturday, May 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 4p.m., in the lower level of the Village Center, admission $2. We have 17 vendor booths offering jackets, scarves, purses, hats, jewelry, etc. In addition, there will be a bake sale and a silent auction table.


The proceeds of this show support the Woman's Club three scholarships: one to a Shorewood High School senior and two to UWM women returning to complete their degrees. In addition, they assist in funding several community groups: the post-prom, the Fourth of July parade, the summer band, Plein Aire, etc. Please stop by and join us! 



 Back to Top 




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 is set - mark your calendar 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/    



 Back to Top 





Stay Up-to-Date on the Roundy's Project  


The Village is very excited to begin the preliminary work on the Roundy's project. The project will feature a new Metro Market and a major mixed-use building.  The new facilities would occupy the entire two blocks between Kenmore and Olive Streets on the West side of Oakland Avenue, replacing the current Pick 'n Save and abandoned Schwartz and Walgreens facilities.  To stay up-to-date on the latest developments in the Roundy's project, click here.  



 Back to Top 




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.



 Back to Top 




2014 Shorewood Water's Project Events and Projects

Spring is here and so are fun events to cure our "cabin fever" from one of the coldest winters
in years! Shorewood's residents and students will enjoy a series of events and outdoor programs to get out and connect to their waterways.

Step-out and enjoy these upcoming events:

  • May 3 - Conservation Fair at Atwater Elementary School. Stop by the Shorewood Waters booth to win prizes and get Shorewood's official native plant - the beautiful Butterfly Weed plant (asclepias tuberosa). Help make Monarch butterflies happy and paint Shorewood in orange!
  • June 24 - Milwaukee River Canoeing with the Urban Ecology Center. Paddle this beautiful stretch of the river from Kletzch to Estabrook Parks. You won't even know you're in the city and will be surprised how clean and healthy this river has become. A free afternoon for beginners or experienced paddlers.
  • June, July and August - Milwaukee River and Atwater Beach Fun Days programs for kids with the Shorewood REC Department.
  • July 24 - The Shorewood Waters booth at the Summer Celebration at Shorewood Library.
  • August 23 - Surf @water Beach Party - Paddle and play down at the beach. Surfboard and paddle board demos, food, beverages, music and more!
  • September17 - International Beach Clean-up at Atwater Beach. Join the crew down at the beach and collect data on what you collect to report to the international effort to see how clean our beaches are.
  • October 4 - Shorewood's Fish and Feather event at Hubbard Park. A free fun family day to enjoy the fall colors, fly fish, watch the salmon run up the river, see birds of prey up close and personal, participate in the bird house decorating contest and attend workshops on making lures and Birding 101. Beginners and pros are welcome to enjoy great food, music and other festivities.

 Back to Top 





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.


 Back to Top 




May Anniversaries


The following employees celebrate anniversaries with the Village in April:



Mary TontiPolice20
NickTaraboiPolice 11
AshleyReiderPolice 4

 Back to Top 




Calendar of Events  


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


Atwater Rummage Sale  

Fri., May 9 at 3:30; Sat., May 10 at 9 a.m.

Atwater Elementary School 


Shorewood Drama presents "Westside Story"

Fri.-Sat., May 9-10 at 7 p.m. Sun. May 11 at 2 p.m.

Shorewood High School Auditorium  

This classic musical is a re-telling of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.  Shorewood's production promises to be grand, colorful, and powerful! Click here for tickets.




Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Board Agenda
Spring Clean-up
Conservation Event
Historical Society Anniversary
Wearable Art Show
Ride your Bike to Work
Roundy's Project
Shorewood Waters
May Anniversaries

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

Municipal Court
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 5 PM
Court Room

Design Review Board
Thursday, May 08, 2014 at 5 PM
Court Room

Shorewood Foundation Meeting
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 4:30 PM
Committee Room

Pedestrian and Bike Safety
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Committee Room

Library Board Meeting
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Shorewood Library

Open Book
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 9:00 AM - 7 PM
Shorewood Library
Quote of the Week

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be.

Kurt Vonnegut

Health Tip


It's time to get out of the house and visit with your friends and family. Research has shown that good, strong relationships benefit your overall health and happiness. Spend the day with people you love, and schedule regular outings to enjoy the great spring weather.


Environmental Tips

Open curtains to allow solar heating and close for heat retention- reverse in hot weather
Quick Links
Village Website
Request Service Online
Application Forms
Assessment/GIS Tool
Utility Payments
Customer Service Survey
Shorewood BID
Find us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter
Sign Up to Receive the Weekly Manager's Memo