June 27, 2014      
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo


Shorewood Receives the 2014 Distinguished Budget Presentation Award  


On June 26, 2014, Village Manager Chris Swartz was presented with the Certificate of Recognition for Budget Presentation from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada.  This certificate is presented to the individual or department who was primarily responsible for the Village of Shorewood also receiving the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the GFOA.

The Village of Shorewood received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for our 2014 budget document. This award reflects the commitment of the Village's governing body and staff to meet the highest principles of governmental budgeting.

In order to receive the budget award, the Village had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. The guidelines are designed to assess show well an entity's budget serves as:
  • a policy document
  • a financial plan
  • an operations guide and 
  • a communications guide
Shorewood's budget document was rated "proficient" in all four categories and met the standards for the 14 mandatory criteria within those categories. 


To review the 2014 budget document, please click here.    


Volunteers Needed for 4th of July Parade!


The Shorewood Police Department is looking for volunteers to help with traffic control at the 4th of July parade.

As a traffic coordinator you will be assigned an intersection to monitor. As the parade gets close, your job will be to place a barricade to stop traffic and when the parade is complete, your job will be to take it down. 

By helping, you will get front row seats to watch the parade and a chance to help make Shorewood's 4th of July a safe and fun experience! Your help is needed from 2:45 p.m. until the parade is over. 
If you can help, please contact Sgt. Charles Vander Schaaf at 414-847-2610 or email cvanderschaaf@villageofshorewood.org.  Thank you for your help!



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Shorewood's 4th of July Celebration!


 Everyone is invited to Shorewood's 4th of July Celebration! The festivities start at 12:30 p.m. and culminates with the fireworks show at 9:30 p.m.  


Activities for the 4th of July include:

  • 12:30 p.m. -  Shorewood High School VHE Pool All-Age free swim. 
  • 3 p.m.  - Parade on Oakland Avenue.  The parade route starts on Kensington Blvd. and goes south to Edgewood Ave. and into Spector Field.  
  • 4 p.m. - Free ice cream and music at Spector Field.  
  • 6 p.m. - Activities at Atwater Park begin where there will be refreshments for sale, music, and much more!
  • 6:30 p.m. - Shorewood Concert Band Performance  
  • 7:30 p.m. - The Noyz Boyz and Gyrlz Band (sponsored by the Shorewood Men's Club)  
  • 8 p.m. - Flag Ceremony and the introduction of Parade Grand Marshals.  
  • 9:30 p.m. - Annual fireworks show sponsored by the Shorewood Foundation  

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"Summer Sounds" Outdoor Concerts at Hubbard Park - 4-Part Musical Series Free to the Community

The Village of Shorewood is pleased to bring back its popular musical series, "Summer Sounds," this season to the beautiful Hubbard Park along the Milwaukee River. From jazz to oldies, big band to bossa nova, these free outdoor concerts are sure to please any
one's musical taste buds.

Summer Sounds will be held on Wednesday nights, July 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 6-9 p.m. in Hubbard Park.  Hubbard Park is located at 3565 N. Morris Blvd., just a few blocks south of Capitol Dr. Music lovers will delight in this year's all-star musical lineup and concert attendees will enjoy their favorite summer foods and beverages for sale from Hubbard Park Lodge (no carry-in alcohol, please make your purchase of beer or wine in the park). Bring your own lawn chair or blanket to make your listening pleasure more enjoyable as you sit back and relax during these free musical performances. Invite your family, meet your friends and make a night of it on Wednesday nights this summer at Hubbard Park.

Mark your calendar today for these Wednesday dates in July:
  • July 9: Streetlife with Warren Wiegratz - Contemporary jazz
Streetlifewith Warren Wiegratz
  • July 16: 5 Card Studs - Golden classics from the '60s and '70s
  • July 23: Mood Swing Orchestra - Big band sounds from an 18-piece ensemble
  • July 30: Darele Bisquerra and Trio de Janeiro - Bossa nova, swing and IslandSol


This year's Summer Sounds presenting sponsors are the Village of Shorewood Marketing Program and Hubbard Park Lodge. Master sponsors are the Shorewood Foundation and the Shorewood Men's Club. Event sponsors are PNC Bank, Culver's of Shorewood and Shorewest realtor Mary Wright.

Visit shorewoodtoday.com for more information.  


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Central District Master Plan


Shorewood is updating it's 2006 Central District Master Plan this year and is looking forward to a vibrant process among the community. The nearly eight-year old plan provided Shorewood leaders a guide for future public and private improvement and development initiatives. Part of the process will celebrate the many positive changes to Shorewood's business district since 2006.

The Village Board approved the plan update in January.  Work started start immediately and the plan will be finalized in July 2014. The update will be a joint effort between staff and planning firm Vierbicher, and of course, the public. Shorewood's Community Development Authority is overseeing the project and formed a 10-person Steering Committee comprised of various representatives from the community, including a member from the School Board, a Village Board Trustee, and Business District.

The committee is anticipating a final report in July. For more information, visit the Village of Shorewood's website at  www.villageofshorewood.org.

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Boards, Commissions and Committees  

The Village of Shorewood is seeking applications for the Design Review Board. Applicants do not have to be an architect by profession, but should have a creative background with an interest in aesthetics. 


The Design Review Board examines all plan applications for new construction and substantial alterations to building exteriors. This includes proposed erections or modifications of building signs.


If you are interested in applying for any of these appointments, please submit your application to the Village Clerk's Office no later than June 30, 2014Applications will be reviewed and appointments will be made for interviews. 
You may obtain the application on our website at www.villageofshorewood.org under the "quick links" or contact the Village Clerk's office at 414-847-2608. Applications are kept on file for two years. You may also review the list of Boards, Committees and Commissions and submit applications for any selection that may be of interest. Your application may be considered during the year if a vacancy occurs. Thank you for considering volunteering for one of these great opportunities.

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Pick and Save Block Redevelopment Presentation 


There was a presentation at the Village Center for the General Capital Redevelopment Proposal on June 26, 2014. A Village Board public hearing is scheduled on July 7, 2014. Developer General Capital worked diligently to respond to public comments on the proposed Metro Market grocery store, parking deck and six story mixed use building. After over two dozen meetings with various committees, boards, neighbors, and stakeholders, the project has been refined, offering a plethora of public amenities activating the street front. Some of the public amenities include a public pedestrian arcade, outdoor seating, a planned market space, bike share, bike parking and a bike repair station. These improvements are a result of involvement from our residents.


Recent drawings are available on the Village's website at www.villageofshorewood.org, found under Community Development. Click here to view them directly. Any questions or comments may be directed to Village Manager Chris Swartz at manager@villageofshorewood.org. 



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Lifeguards Are Here!


The Village of Shorewood has contracted with Milwaukee County to provide lifeguard services at Atwater Beach.  The lifeguards will be on duty from Sunday - Saturday, now through August 17, 2014.  Their hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.   


To find out the beach water quality, visit the  Wisconsin Beach Health website.


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Helpful Information on Shorewood Bike Laws


Now that summer is here, there are more children and adults out riding bikes in the business district and around the community. 


Please note that Village ordinance prohibits anyone age 12 or older to ride their bicycle on any sidewalk in Shorewood.  The only exception is a bicycle equipped with a child seat AND carrying a child.


If you have any questions or would like more information please stop by Shorewood Village Hall or the Shorewood Police Department to pick up a bicycle safety brochure.  As a reminder you should also register your bike in Shorewood.  Stop at the Customer Service Counter in Village Hall, 3930 N Murray, Monday - Friday between 8 a.m and 5 p.m. 


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Calendar of Events 



Shorewood Concert Band Performance
Thur., June 26, 7 p.m.
at Atwater Park 

DPW Compactor/Recycling Center Open
Sat., July 5, 2014
3801 N Morris Blvd.
8 a.m.-2 p.m.

School Board Meeting

Tue., July 8, 7 p.m. 

Shorewood High School Library


Summer Sounds Concert

Wed., July 9, 6 p.m. 

Hubbard Park featuring Streetlife with Warren Wiegratz. (See article on Summer Concert series.)  Bring your friends.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket.   Food and beverages will be available for purchase.




Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Distinguished Budget Award
Volunteers Needed - 4th of July
4th of July Events
Summer Sounds
Central District Master Plan
Volunteers Needed - Village Committees
Bike Laws
Municipal Court
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
at 5 P.M.
Village Hall Court Room 
Library Closed - Holiday
Friday, July 4, 2014
Village Offices Closed - 
Friday, July 4, 2014

DPW Compactor Open
Saturday, July 5, 2014
8 a.m. - 2 P.M.

Village Board Meeting Monday, July 7, 2014
at 7:30 P.M.
Village Hall Court Room

Shorewood Foundation
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
at 4:30 P.M.
Village Hall Court Room 
Special Village Board Meeting
Thursday, July 10, 2014
at 8:15 A.M.
Village Hall Committee Room

Public Art Committee Meeting
Friday, July 11, 2014
at 7:30 A.M.
Village Center, North Room 

Quote of the Week

"Every day is a new opportunity.  You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind ou and start over again.  That's the way life is, with a new game every day, and that's the way baseball is."

--Bob Feller

Health Tip


Drink green tea instead of sweet tea. Green tea has a natural component that helps to speed up your metabolism. Brewing tea yourself with boiling water and a tea bag is far healthier than buying prepackaged tea drinks.

Environmental Tip


Pack light on road 
trips.  Every 100 
lbs. of weight in 
your car lowers 
fuel efficiency  
by 2%. 

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