May 30, 2014      
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo
Village  Board Meeting

The Village Board will hold its next regular meeting on Monday, June 2, 2014.  The Board will: 
  1. Hear the 2013 Audit Report from Sikich
  2. Consider Proposal for Lifeguards at Atwater Beach
  3. Consider Street Festival Permits for Three Lions Pub, 4500 block of N. Oakland Avenue, July 13, 2014
  4. Consider Street Festival Permits, Village Marketing Program, Hubbard Park, July 9, July 16, July 23 and July 30
  5. Consider Special Privilege Permit for Plantings in the Right of Way



Best Wishes to Peter Cahill

After 2-1/2 years serving as the Village's Special Projects Coordinator, Peter Cahill has taken a position with the City of Buffalo Grove, Illinois.  Peter provided assistance to the Manager's Office, as well as other Village departments.  He helped coordinate the development of our new website (which will launch mid-June), conducted research and analysis, tracked trends and supported various Village committees.  We wish Peter well as he moves on to the next level in his career.


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Take a Look at the New Shorewood 2025 Vision Plan on June 9


The Village Board has recently completed the 2025 Vision process after seven months of development. Using the Vision Plan process the Board was able to create an image of what Shorewood would like to be in the future and an implementation plan to get there. The Board brought together staff, residents and business owners to gather feedback and develop answers to four important questions: 1.Where are we now? 2.Where are we going? 3.Where do we want to be? 4.How do we get there? The 2025 Vision Plan is the product of this process.


Now that all the work is complete, the Village is holding a Vision Plan presentation on Monday, June 9 at 6 p.m. in the Village Center. You are welcome to come and view the Board's vision for Shorewood's future. For more information, view the Final Vision 2025 plan and Vision 2025 Presentation.



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Shorewood 4th of July Fundrasier


Please stop by Culver's of Shorewood on Monday, June 2nd from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Culver's will be donating 10% of ALL sales (dine in, carry out, and drive-thru) to the Shorewood Foundation to help offset the costs of the 4th of July parade. Please help bring three 100+ drum and bugle corps (Madison Scouts, Pioneers, and Jersey Surf...yes, from New Jersey!) to Shorewood. Shorewood Intermediate School Student Council is working the fundraiser. Students will be delivering food and entertaining guests. Let's make Shorewood's 4th of July parade the biggest and best in the North Shore!

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Historical Society Publishes Book to Commemorate 30th  Anniversary


A Shorewood Sampler debuted at the 30th Anniversary Dinner meeting of the Shorewood Historical Society held at Hubbard Lodge on May 12, 2014. Life in Shorewood, from the early years of community building through the mid-20th century, is described in the book using reprints of newsletter articles, oral histories, and pieces composed by members for special occasions.  Historical photos and maps illustrate the stories.  An excerpt from A Shorewood Sampler 


"When I first moved here in 1925 they had just [completed] the main building at Shorewood High School. I remember as we drove into Shorewood my father pointed out the high school. There were these little spindly trees that had just been planted, and he said, 'This is where you are going to go to high school.' " (from an Oral History by Mary Holgate Dohmen, SHS Class of 1936)


Publication of A Shorewood Sampler was inspired by Michael Spector who was chairman of the steering committee that organized the Society in 1984.  A generous donation from Spector made it possible to give all current Society members a complimentary copy of the book.  


Additional copies are now for sale in the Society's Sheldon Room in the Village Center (Wednesdays, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.) or at the Customer Service Desk in the Village Hall during normal working hours. Cost is $15.



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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 the 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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Welcome New Neighbors - Saturday, June 7 


Music and Fun: Join Welcome Neighbors and dance your way meeting new neighbors on Saturday, June 7 from 10-11 a.m., at the Department of Public Works! Free parking at 3801 N. Morris Blvd.  The dump can be a real pick-me-up!


Shorewood's Department of Public Works is home to many historical buildings and great services - anyone who lives in Shorewood should come check this out.


Enjoy coffee and bluegrass music with the stylings of Jesse Walker's Hitch, sponsored by Three Lions Pub. Bring an empty jug to play before you recycle it at this fun and informative Welcome Neighbors reception. Open to all community who'd like to see the historical buildings and demystify the place where things get fixed and dumped. 


RSVP for a Welcome Kit to Jenny Heyden, Welcome Neighbors Director, at welcome@villageofshorewood.org or 414-847-2721



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New Website Photo Contest


There are only a few days left to submit photos for the New Website Contest. So far we have received some wonderful photos. The photo featured 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 received 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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Calendar of Events   

Shorewood High School Spring Orchestra Concert

Tues., June 3, 7 p.m.

Shorewood High School Auditorium 

This event is free and open to the public.


Shorewood Intermediate School/6th Grade Orchestra Concert

Wed., June 4, 7 p.m.

Shorewood High School Auditorium

This event is free and open to the public.


Shorewood Intermediate School Spring Band Concert

Thurs., June 5, 7 p.m.

Shorewood High School Auditorium

This event is free and open to the public.


42nd Annual St. Robert Parish Fair

Sat., June 7, 12 noon to 10 p.m. and

Sun., June 8, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Welcome New Neighbors Open House

Sat., June 7, 10 a.m.

Public Works Building, 3801 N. Morris

This event is free and open to the public.





Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Board Agenda
Vision Plan
4th of July
Historical Society Book
Welcome New Neighbors
Website Photo Contest
TID 5 Meeting
Monday, June 02, 2014 at 3:30  PM and 6:30 PM
Court Room

Village Board
Monday, June 02, 2014 at  7:30 PM
Court Room

Municipal Court
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Court Room

Conservation Committee
Thursday, June 05, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Committee Room

Public Art Committee Meeting
Friday, June 06, 2014 at 7:30 AM
Committee Room

Board of Review
Monday, June 09, 2014 at 5:30 PM
Court Room

Library Board Meeting
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Quote of the Week

It's time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I'd much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure.

Ernie Harwell

Health Tip



 Certain fats-particularly omega-3s-do not lead to fat gain and can actually promote fat loss. Eating fat to lose fat seems counterintuitive, but if you keep your fat intake at about 30 percent of your total daily calories by choosing fatty fish such as salmon, sardines or trout, as well as other healthy fat sources such as olive oil, peanut butter and walnuts, you can actually boost your fat loss when compared with eating a low-fat diet.


Environmental Tips

Spring and Summer bring a lot of renovation projects. Make sure you provide plenty of fresh air when using products such as paints, paint strippers, solvents, aerosol sprays, cleansers and disinfectants.
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