June 12, 2014      
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo


Village Board Meeting

The Village Board will hold its next regular meeting on Monday, June 16, 2014. The Board will: 
  1. Consider the Capacity Maintenance Annual Report
  2. Consider Clark Dietz Professional Services Agreement for Water Supply and Distribution System Study
  3. Consider LED Streetlight Study
  4. Consider Approval of Zimmerman Design's Proposal for Public Safety Building Design Contract
  5. Consider Award of Contract for 2014 PPII Reduction Lateral Rehabilitation Project
  6. Consider Award of Contract for 2014 Capitol Drive Water Main Improvements
  7. Consider the Referral of the Planned Development District Zoning Petition from the Village Board to the Plan Commission for the Roundy's Development along N. Oakland Avenue from E. Kenmore Place to E. Olive Place
  8. Consider approving contract for Village Hall building upgrades
  9. Consider Ordinance for Loading Zone at 4050 N. Oakland Avenue
  10. Appoint Derek Taylor to the Board of Review, term expires May, 2018
  11. Consider Street Festival Permit, Eric Gietzen, Surfrider-Great Lakes, Atwater Beach, August 23, 2014
  12. Consider Temporary Extension Request Class "B" Premises for: North Star American Bistro, August 23, 2014
  13. Consider Class "A" Fermented Malt Beverage and Intoxicating Liquor Licenses for: Shorewood Liquor LLC d/b/a Kensington Liquor, agent Keith Marquardt, 4496 N. Oakland Avenue
  14. Consider "Class B" Fermented Malt Beverage and Intoxicating Liquor Licenses (late) for: North Shore Post 331 of the American Legion d/b/a North Shore Post 331, Agent Michael Braun, 4121 N. Wilson Drive
  15. Consider Cigarettes/Tobacco Product Licenses (late) for: Shorewood Liquor LLC d/b/a Kensington Liquor, Agent Keith Marquardt, 4496 N. Oakland Avenue
  16. Consider a Resolution Approving an Amendment to the Project Plan of Tax Incremental District No. 3, Village of Shorewood, Wisconsin
  17. Consider a Resolution Approving the Project Plan and Establishing the Boundaries for and the Creation of Tax Increment District No. 5, Village of Shorewood, Wisconsin
  18. Hear an informational Update on Northwood Software Loan and State Grant
  19. Consider a Resolution for Affordable Housing in the Village of Shorewood
  20. Consider an Assessment Contract 


CAFR and Annual Audit Report Now Available Online

The Village has just released its 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), including the Independent Auditor's Report. The Village is required to annually have an audit per Wisconsin State statutes and as an issuer of municipal bonds. During the audit, the auditors review the Village's financial statements and test our accounting records and internal controls. The Village's CAFR is just over 130 pages and includes the financial position and results of operations for 2013 along with myriad statistical information. This report will be submitted to the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) to see if it meets the criteria to be awarded a Certificate for Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In order to qualify for this award, this report must go beyond the minimum requirements of generally accepted accounting principles, preparing a comprehensive annual financial report that enhances transparency and provides full disclosure. To view the CAFR, please

In addition, click here for the 2013 annual audit report in its entirety.


Special Village Board Meeting


The Village Board approved the 2025 Village of Shorewood Vision Plan on June 9, 2014. The plan will guide village policy and provide the basis for the management staff's strategic initiatives over the next 10 years.


Click on the links to see a copy of the approved plan and the public Power Point presentation. Should you have any questions or comments, please contact Village Manager Chris Swartz at 414-847-2701.


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Welcome Neighbors Visits the Dump!



The Welcome Neighbor Program and Shorewood's own DPW hosted a June reception for new residents on Saturday, June 7, 2014. The well-attended event (40 households) was met with enthusiasm.  Thanks to DPW historian Paul Wasemiller, an in-depth tour made experts out of the 20+ people who learned so much and reported "awe" at the resources Shorewood provides its residents.


The updated Tour of Trees Brochure was a popular item amongst residents new and old, and the new residents also received a Welcome Kit worth over $100 in passes and offers from Shorewood businesses.


Music from Jesse Walker's Hitch, a two-man band, lifted the spirits of attendees and brought smiles and laughs to the faces of unsuspecting Saturday morning DPW recyclers and trash compactor customers. Thanks to Three Lions Pub for sponsoring the music, and the to DPW for providing the coffee and expertise, as well as the lovely environment for the June Reception.


The Welcome Neighbor Reception Schedule for 2014/2015 is being created now, and items are added to the Welcome Kit daily. Shorewood businesses are encouraged to participate in some way, by hosting a reception, adding an item to the bags, or sponsoring live music at a reception.  Please contact Jenny Heyden if you are a local business looking to get more involved in this exciting program, 414-847-2721 or welcome@villageofshorewood.org



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Eyes on the Community



Since the Eyes on the Community program was implemented in 2012, the program has been successful thanks to our residents.  Eyes on the Community gives each resident the opportunity to help keep Shorewood a friendly and safe community in which to live, work and play.  Residents can assist us by letting us know when you observe something "out of order," not emergency in nature, such as:  pot holes, faded/missing street signs, street lights, bushes in the public way obstructing vision, etc. which allow us to address matters more efficiently. 


We appreciate your efforts and want to remind you that your assistance is still needed.  Feel free to contact our Customer Service Department at 414.847.2700 or email dhall@villageofshorewood.org if you observe any issues in public areas.  Your observation will be forwarded to the appropriate department to follow through and take action as needed.   


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Grill and Fire Pit Requirements


With summer here and more people grilling out and enjoying recreational fires at night, it is important to ensure that fires are used safely and responsibly. Whether cooking or just relaxing here are some tips that will be of great assistance to you.


1. Grills may be used on balconies of a one-and-two family dwelling if they can be10 feet away from any building/structure.


2. Recreational fires cannot be closer than 15 feet from a building/structure and must have an approved spark screen.


3. Always follow manufacture's instructions regarding separation distances, never leave a fire unattended and always ensure that a fire is extinguished completely before calling it a night.


By following these tips, you will have a safe and enjoyable recreational fire experience!




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June Employee Anniversaries


The following employees celebrate their anniversaries in June:


Scott Bohm, Public Works, 24 Years
Robin Mueller, Public Works, 24 years
Amber Ormsby,Police, 15 years
Judy Kaiser, Public Works, 15 years
Brian Gibson, Police, 12 years
Anthony Miller, Police, 12 years
Gerry Flynn, Library, 20 years
LaRhonda Paez, Police, 2 years 





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Zipcar Comes to Shorewood


Starting in Boston in 199 and expanding into the Milwaukee market in 2007, Zipcar is a ride share service for the community. Today the company is in 26 major markets with over 850,000 active members commonly known as "Zipsters".  The Milwaukee market began with two locations at UW-Milwaukee and Marquette University. They currently have 35 cars in Milwaukee.


As Zipcar expanded in the area, staff began receiving comments from residents asking the village to explore the possibility of having ride share here. The Village has given approval to pilot two Zipcar vehicles. Shorewood will become the first suburb of Milwaukee to provide this service. One vehicle will be available in the 3500 block of Oakland at River Park in June and the other in the 4400 block of Oakland in July. The village is happy to partner with this type of service as part of our vision to protect and enhance our environment through sustainable strategies. 


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How to Dispose of Hazardous Materials


The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) sponsors three year-round facilities where Milwaukee County residents may dispose of household hazardous waste. Items to bring include fluorescent bulbs, oil based paints, gasoline, and pesticides.  MMSD also sponsors several mobile site collections throughout the area each year.  The mobile site will be visiting Shorewood on Saturday, June 21 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the High School parking lot.  Click here to view items that you can bring.



Calling all Motor Oil


Do you have extra motor oil that you don't need? We want your used motor oil! The DPW mechanic's shop is heated by a furnace designed to cleanly burn waste oil. A disposal tank will be available in the DPW yard recycling center on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.


Disposal of Latex Paint


Cleaning out the basement? Latex paint is not a hazardous waste and will not be accepted at the MMSD mobile site.  To properly dispose of latex paint just dry it out and throw it in the garbage. To dry it out, pour a thin layer in a box lined with a plastic bag. Newspaper, sand, or kitty litter will help absorb more paint in the box. When the first layer is dry, pour additional layers until the can is empty. Discard the dried paint in the garbage. Let the empty can dry out as well and make sure to take the lid off before throwing in the garbage.


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Mulching Your Trees


A good way to maintain a healthy, happy tree is to use shredded hardwood mulch around the base of your tree! A 2-4" layer of mulch provides weed control, and also prevents weed whacker and lawn mower damage to the trunk. Mulch helps to conserve moisture in the root zone. Mulch should be spread as wide as the crown of the tree, if possible. Be sure that it does not touch the trunk, or it may cause the bark to rot. It should not look like a volcano! Replenish every year as necessary to maintain a pleasing appearance in the landscape.


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Police Parking Technologies 


We understand that parking in Shorewood can sometimes be a challenge, so the Police Department is looking at new technology to streamline the process. Some of the technologies we are investigating are:

  • New parking citation program with
    • On-line payment of parking tickets
    • Call in number to pay ticket
  • Hand held parking citation writers (3 units) with printers
  • License plate readers
    • To run "white list" of vehicles who have permission to park on the street or in the lot thereby eliminating stickers or rear view mirror hangers for residents
  • On-line permit renewals so residents do not have to come to Village Hall
  • On-line request for overnight parking
    • Able to pay for permissions - up to 5 nights at a time
  • Telephone number/answering service to call to get permission to park on the street

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Calendar of Events 

School Board Meeting

Tue., June 10, 7 p.m.

Shorewood High School Library 


42nd Annual Shorewood Men's Club Chicken Barbecue

Sat., June 14, 11:30 a.m.- 7 p.m.

Atwater Park

For more information visit, http://shorewoodmensclub.org/chicken_bbq.htm  


Shorewood Concert Band Performance

Sat., June 14, 12:30 p.m.

Atwater Park (during the Men's Club BBQ)


Summer Recreation Program Begins

Mon., June 16

Shorewood Recreation Department


Free Outdoor Concert at North Shore Presbyterian Church

(featuring the Shorewood High School Classical String Ensemble)

Tue., June 17, 6:30 p.m.

4048 N. Bartlett Ave.


Criterium Cycling Classic, Block Party and Fashion Show

Thur., June 19, 4:25-10:00 p.m.

along North Oakland Avenue/Kensington Square


Hazardous Waste Collection Day by MMSD

Sat., June 21, 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Shorewood High School Parking Lot





Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Board Agenda
Vision Plan
Welcome Neighbors
Eyes on the Community
Grill and Fire Pits
Employee Anniversaries
Police Parking Technologies
Hazardous Waste Disposal
Maintaining Healthy Trees
Police Parking Technologies
Village Board Meeting
Monday, June 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Court Room

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 
at 5:00 PM
Court Room

Special Plan Commission Meeting - Metro Mart Project
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 
at 6:30 PM
Court Room

Shorewood Business Improvement District Meeting
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 8:30 AM
Committee Room

Elder Services Advisory Board Meeting
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Health Department Conference Room

Quote of the Week

"A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week."


- George S. Patton


Health Tip


Instead of high-fat hamburgers and hot dogs, choose lower-fat proteins. It'll be a great change-up from traditional cookout foods, and your guests will be delighted. Here are some tasty entrée ideas:

  • Fresh fish can be grilled whole, in steaks or filets, or on a kebob. 
  • Whole chicken or chicken breasts can be made in a variety of ways.  If using chicken with skin, remove the skin before eating.
  • Lean pork or beef tenderloin, trimmed of fat.
  • Vegetable-based burgers. Portobello, black bean, roasted vegetable or burgers made with textured vegetable protein are flavorful options.
  • Grilled vegetables make for a great entrée themselves.
  • Turkey or chicken burgers made with all-white-meat ground turkey or chicken.
Environmental Tips

When it cools down outside, place inexpensive portable fans in front of open windows to bring the cool air inside. And consider installing a ceiling fan if you don't already have one. Fans can do a great job of cooling down your house using much less energy than your air conditioner. 
Song of the Month


Song of the Month has returned.  This month's song is "My Hero" by Foo Fighters, which is Stephen Jansen's favorite song. Stephen, one of our interns, believes that the title of the song is fitting for those who will miss their old man this Father's Day Weekend.  The song talks about how heroes can be ordinary people that do extraordinary things.  Click here to see the video.



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