May 15, 2014      
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo
Village Board Agenda

The Village Board will hold its regular meeting on Monday, May 19, 2014. The Board will:


  1. Consider Certified Survey Map for the River Site Development at 1111 E Capitol Drive
  2. Consider Proposal to Prepare and Implement TIF #5  and TIF #3 Project Plans
  3. Consider Assessment Contract
  4. Consider Amendment Number 1 to Agreement for Public Health Services North Shore Health Department
  5. Consider New Intern Position for Manager's Office
  6. Consider Special Privilege Permit for Outdoor Seating at 4330 N. Oakland Avenue, The Chocolate Factory
  7. Consider Two Zip Car Stations in Shorewood's Public Parking Lots
  8. Consider Street Festival Permit, Business Improvement District, Shorewood Criterium Bike Race, June 19, 2014
  9. Consider Street Festival Permit, Business Improvement District, Shorewood Criterium Block Party and Fashion Show, 4500 Block of N Oakland Avenue, June 19, 2014
  10. Consider 3-Day Cabaret License for Business Improvement District, Shorewood Criterium Block Party and Fashion Show, 4500 Block of N Oakland Avenue, June 19, 2014
  11. Consider Temporary Extension Request Class "B" Premises, for NaNa Fusion, Thief Wine and Three Lions Pub, 4515 N Oakland Avenue, June 19, 2014
  12. Consider Appointments and Reappointments for Boards Committees and Commissions
  13. Consider 2014 Atwater Bluff Proposal from Marek Landscaping
  14. Consider Contract for Front Desk Remodel and Carpeting
  15. Consider Award of Contract for 2014 Annual Sewer Lining Program
  16. Discussion of Paperless Board Packets





Shorewood to Consider Creation of Tax Incremental District For Proposed Metro Market



A Joint Review Board meeting and Public Hearing will be held at 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. respectively on Monday, June 2 at the Shorewood Village Hall to consider creation of a tax incremental district (TID) for a proposed Metro Market Development.

The first phase of the proposed project would consist of an 80,000 square foot Roundy's Metro Market with completion estimated for fall of 2015. Phase I also includes the construction of a 350 stall parking garage for the Metro Market and other retail customers, employees and public parking for the community.


The second phase of the proposed project consists of 80 upscale apartments and 15,000 square feet of retail space.  Parking for tenants would be provided within the building.  Phase II construction would begin in the fall of 2015 and be completed in 2016.


A Tax Incremental District #5 (TID #5) would be created to facilitate the Village's financial support to the proposed project.  A TID is a financing tool that enables a municipality to incentivize desired development through loans (which are repaid by the developer) and grants (which are repaid through future taxes on the improved real estate). 


A Joint Review Board, consisting of representatives from the Shorewood Village Board, Shorewood Community Development Authority, Shorewood School Board, Shorewood Residents, Milwaukee County, and MATC, will meet to review and consider approval of the TID #5 Project Plan and creation of TID #5.  This Project Plan, describing the project and its financial projections, is available here.


TID #5 will include proposed costs of approximately $13,945,000 consisting of $6,000,000 for a parking structure grant, a loan to the developer for construction of the Metro Market in the amount of $6,500,000 and $1,445,000 in village costs for financing and professional services.  The estimated payback period for this project will be 15 years, 12 years shorter than required by the State of Wisconsin.  The total net Village investment for the proposed project would be approximately $6,695,000.


"The proposed Metro Market addition is consistent with our vision of what we want Shorewood's business district to accomplish in order to enhance the vitality of our village.  This is a bold project that is benefiting from the helpful ideas coming from many different citizen groups and individuals," said Village President Guy Johnson.


The proposed project and TID #5 Project Plan will continue to be thoroughly vetted throughout the Village's process of public discussion and municipal approvals. Financing numbers are expected to be fine-tuned during this process before final project approval.  For a listing of all the upcoming meetings concerning this project, please visit www.villageofshorewood.org under the Community Development quick link.


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Join Us for Another Open House for Updating Shorewood's Business District Master Plan  

On Wednesday, May 21, from 5 to 7 p.m., the Village is hosting an open house event in the Village Center to gather public input on potential redevelopment sites in Shorewood's business district. The process started in February and the first public meeting held on March 20 was a great success with over 80 people in attendance. 


At this event, we'd like your reaction to over 10 site concepts  that will be on display.  We'd love to hear from you --  drop by the Village Center for 5 minutes or stay. the whole time.


Plan updates are available on the Village's website www.villageofshorewood.org under Community Development or you may contact Planning Director Ericka Lang with questions and comments. She may be reached at 414.847.2647 or elang@villageofshorewood.org.



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Thank you to Shorewood Volunteers from Gwen Moore 


The following letter is a thank you to Shorewood Volunteers from Congresswoman Gwen Moore:

Dear Village of Shorewood Volunteers:


Along with the Village of Shorewood, I would like to offer my appreciation for the countless volunteer hours you contribute 

to your community. I am proud to join with your colleagues,

staff, clients and friends in paying tribute for your outstanding work to the Village of Shorewood. 


The Village of Shorewood was one of only 4 communities in the United States to receive the prestigious America's Best Intergenerational Community Award. The award was presented 

on March 25, 2014 in Washington, DC for valuing persons of all ages; I was proud to stand with you when the honor was conferred. 

I know this award was given in no small part because of the dedicated volunteers who reflect caring and patience and the true meaning of Shorewood's motto:"At the Edge of the City and the Heart of Everything". In the words of Sherry Anderson "Volunteers don't get paid, not because they are worthless, but because the are priceless". 

Once again, I thank you for your gift of time and good works. Your unselfish actions arc so important to the quality of life of Shorewood and the 4th Congressional District.


Representative Gwen Moore 



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Mental Health Awareness Event from Shorewood School District 


On Thursday, May 22, the District will host an evening for mental health awareness beginning at 6 p.m. The event will include a mental health awareness fair, with booths from various mental health providers, professionals, and community organizations. At 7 p.m., the District will host a performance of the play Pieces- In My Own Voice in the SHS auditorium. The performance will be 35 minutes long, and a talkback session will be held afterwards. It is the District's hope that this production will provide another avenue for students, parents, staff, and community members to have a safe, open, and honest conversation about mental health. Please click here for more information



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Winners Announced in SRC Student Essay Contest


Shorewood's young writers had the opportunity to show their talent in the Senior Resource Center's Annual Essay Contest for Sixth Graders. Students were asked to write on the topics "My Older Friend" or "My Grandparent".


This year, 134 entries were received from sixth grade students at the Atwater and Lake Bluff Elementary Schools. A panel of senior adult judges selected the winners based on criteria that included: expressing in 300 words or fewer the strong relationships between the young person and a person 60 or older, originality, organization, grammar and spelling.  Top winners were awarded $25 in cash at a ceremony on May 12 at the Senior Resource Center.




"An Unbreakable Bond by" Abby Gandrud (Atwater/teacher Cathy Daniels)

"Sunset" by Phillip White (Lake Bluff/teacher Nate Schultz)


Honorable Mention:


"Skipping Stones" by Pierson Froelich (Lake Bluff/teacher Sachin Pandya)

"Our Daily Promenade" by Julia Appel (Lake Bluff/teacher Sachin Pandya)

"My Grandpa's Book" by Alexander Grbic (Lake Bluff/teacher Nate Schultz)

"Stargazing with Grandma" by Felicity Hade (Lake Bluff/teacher Nate Schultz)


Congratulations to all the winners!


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New Website Photo Contest


There are only two weeks left to submit photos for the New Website Contest. So far we have received some wonderful photos. The photo feature to the left was submitted by resident Paul Matzner.


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.   


We've recieved a few submissions to date, so 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 Memorial Day Events

On Sunday May 25 Shorewood will be holding the 15th Annual Memorial Day Weekend Program honoring all Shorewood veterans who have served in war and peace at 4 p.m. at Atwater Park. The event includes music and a special program with area dignitaries. A cookout immediately follows at the American Legion Post #331,
4121 N. Wilson Dr.
Please attend and show your appreciation  for all that our veterans have sacrificed.


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Calendar of Events  

Shorewood Drama presents "Westside Story"

Thurs.-Sat., May 15-17 at  7 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 High School Chamber Orchestra Concert
Sun., May 18 at 7 p.m.
North Shore Presbyterian Church
This event is free and open to the public.

Shorewood High School Finale Band Concert

Wed., May 28 at 7 p.m.

SHS auditorium

This event is free and open to the public. 


Elementary Band Concert

Thur., May 29 at 7 p.m.

Lake Bluff School Cafetorium

This event is free and open to the public.




Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Board Agenda
Open House - Master Plan
Thank You from Gwen Moore
Mental Health Awareness
SRC Poetry Contest
Website Photo Contest
Memorial Day

Village Board Meeting
Monday, May 19, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Court Room

Municipal Court
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Court Room

Open Book Assessments
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Business District Master Plan
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 5 PM
Village Center

Design Review Board
Thursday, May 22 at 5 PM
Committee Room

Village Hall Closed for Memorial Day
Monday, May 26

Plan Commission
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Committee Room

Roundys Development Public Meeting
Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Court Room

Community Development Authority
Friday, May 30, 2014 at 7:30 AM
Committee Room
Quote of the Week

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.

Frederick Douglass

Health Tip


Biking is not only great fun and a convenient, inexpensive way to get around town, it also builds muscle, particularly in your quads, glutes, hamstrings and calves. There are some very cool smart phone apps and websites for bikers to help you get around.


Environmental Tips

Don't leave your computer on when not in use. Even in "sleep" mode, your computer is wasting energy and costing you money.
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