July 3, 2014      
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo


Village Board Meeting   

Monday, July 7, 2014 


 There will be a Village Board meeting on  meeting on Monday, July 7, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. The Board will:


  1. Consider a Street Festival Permit, Plein Air Shorewood, Atwater Park Bluff, September 19, 2014
  2. Consider a Street Festival Permit, Plein Air Shorewood, 4500 Block N. Oakland Avenue, September 19, 2014
  3. Consider a 3-Day Cabaret License, Plein Air Shorewood, 4500 Block N. Oakland Avenue, September 19, 2014
  4. Consider a Temporary Extension Request Class "B" Premises, NaNa Fusion Japanese Restaurant, Inc., 4511 N. Oakland Avenue, September 19, 2014
  5. Consider a Temporary Extension Request Class "B" Premises, Thief Wine Shop & Bar, 4512 N. Oakland Avenue, September 19, 2014
  6. Consider a Temporary Extension Request Class "B" Premises, Three Lions Pub, LLC, 4515 N. Oakland Avenue, September 19, 2014
  7. Hold a Public Hearing on Planned Development District Zoning Petitiion for a Commercial Redevelopment on N Oakland Avenue, between E Kenmore Place and E Olive Street by General Capitol Group 
  8. Consider Resolution for a Planned Development District Zoning Petition for a Commercial Redevelopment on N. Oakland Avenue, between E. Kenmore Place to E. Olive Street by General Capitol Group
  9. Consider Ordinance to Amend the Village Zoning Map to Reflect the Zoning Amendment of Parcels to a Planned Development District, 4081 - 4145 N. Oakland Avenue 
  10. Consider Appointment of Alex Handelsman to the Library Board for a Term to Expire May 2016
  11. Consider a Water Utility Rate Increase
  12. Consider Northwoods Software Loan and State Grant
  13. Consider Concord Group Proposal for Harbor Retirement Facility  



Special Village Board Meeting
Monday, July 10, 2014

There will be a Special Village Board meeting on Monday, July 7, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. The Board will: Consider a "Class B" Fermented Malt Beverage and Intoxicating Liquor License, Village Pub, Agent Dennis Cox, 4488 N. Oakland Avenue.


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Last Call for Volunteers for 4th of July Parade!


The Shorewood Police Department is still looking for volunteers to help with traffic control at the 4th of July parade. If you can help, please contact Sgt. Charles Vander Schaaf at 414-847-2610 or email cvanderschaaf@villageofshorewood.org  

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.  Contact Sgt. Vander Schaaf if you can volunteer. Thank you for your help!

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 4th of July Reminders 


Have a happy 4th of July.  While you enjoy the holiday with family and friends, please take a moment to stop and thank an on-duty public safety employee for their service.   


Overnight parking restrictions will be lifted for the 4th of July holiday from Thursday, July 3 to Sunday, July 6.  Residents will need to call their vehicle in on the night of July 6 for Monday morning, July 7.


Village offices will be closed on the 4th of July. 

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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 culminate 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.  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 Grylz Band (sponsored by the Shorewood Men's Club)  
  • 8 p.m. - Flag Ceremony and the introduction of the Parade Grand Marshals.  
  • 9:30 p.m. - Annual fireworks show sponsored by the Shorewood Foundation  

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LiveWall Vertical Greening System  

Mary Corbella, Senior Center volunteer; Judy Kaiser, DPW Horticulturalist and Elizabeth Price, Senior Resource Center Coordinator in front of the LiveWall at the Shorewood Village Center

Wisconsin's first edible LiveWall vertical greening system was planted at the Shorewood Village Center on Monday, June 30. The garden system is located at the Murray Avenue entrance and includes tomatoes, thyme, nasturtiums, peppers, rosemary, lavender, parsley and other herbs. The plants will be maintained by members of the Shorewood Senior Center and harvested for their luncheon use throughout the summer. The LiveWall was purchased with funds from the Shorewood Garden Tour.

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Pick and Save Block  

Redevelopment Presentation 


A Village Board public hearing is scheduled on Monday, 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.


The most recent drawings are available on the Village's website www.villageofshorewood.org; please go to Community Development/Oakland Redevelopment under the Quick Links section.  Or you can click here to view the drawings only or click here  to see the full project plan.  Any questions or comments may be directed to Village Manager Chris Swartz at manager@villageofshorewood.org.


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"Summer Sounds" Outdoor Concert -
Streetlife with Warren Wiegratz
Hubbard Park on Wednesday, July 9

Don't miss the first Summer Sounds concert of the season on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at beautiful Hubbard Park along the Milwaukee River. The popular, award-winning band, Streetlife with Warren Wiegratz will be performing its smooth contemporary jazz sounds from 6-9 p.m.

Bring your own lawn chair or blanket to make your listening pleasure more enjoyable as you sit back and relax in the park! Summer picnic food and beverages will be for sale from Hubbard Park Lodge (no carry-in alcohol, please make your
purchase of beer or wine in the park).

Be sure to visit shorewoodtoday.com to register to win a preferred concert guest prize package for the July 30 concert. The lucky winner will receive preferred concert seating, two bottles of wine and a $50 food voucher from Hubbard Park Lodge. During each concert, other winners will be drawn to receive a gift bag of Shorewood gift certificates and "goodies" from local merchants!  

This year's musical line-up also includes concerts on July 16, July 23 and July 30. From jazz to oldies, big band to bossa nova, these free outdoor concerts are sure to please anyone's musical taste buds.

Mark your calendar today for these additional Wednesday dates in July: 
  • 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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Sherburn Place building demolition


 Harbor Development Update


You may have noticed some additional action taking place on the site of the new Harbor development.  The demolition of the west building of the old Sherburn Place apartments began today.  The east building is scheduled for demolition in approximately three (3) weeks.   This will allow the North Shore Fire Department additional time to perform training exercises in the building before it is demolished.

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World Cup Championship Comes to Kensington Square  


The 4500 block of Oakland Avenue will be closed on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as the Three Lions Pub, joined by  North Star American Bistro, NaNa Asian Fusion and Thief Wine, will be hosting a World Cup 2014 Festival Party. The event will feature:
  • A huge LED Screen airing the World Cup Final
  • 3 v 3 Street Soccer Tournament (Register Here)
  • Live Music
  • Plenty of other soccer challenges and activities
  • Street Seating
  • Outdoor dining
  • Children's street drawing station
  • Prizes and Free Giveaways
  • and Much More
Look for more information in next week's Village Manager's Memo.

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North Shore Health Department  

Immunization Clinics


The North Shore Health Department's immunization clinic dates for July are:

  • Brown Deer office,  4800 W Green Brook Dr.  
    • Tuesday, July 8, 10-11 a.m.
    • Wednesday, July 16, 3:30-4:30 p.m. 
  • Shorewood office, 2010 E. Shorewood Blvd.
    • Thursday, July 10, 3-4:30 p.m.  
    • Tuesday, July 15, 7:30-9 a.m. 
  • North Shore Library, 6800 N Port Washington Rd
    • Tuesday, July 29, 4-5 p.m.   

Appointments are required and can be made by calling the North Shore Health Department at 414-371-2980.

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Taylor Leitinger

Shorewood's Young Trees Get Fertilized   

The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) has undertaken a partnership with Shorewood, Oak Creek and Brown Deer to demonstrate the value of fertilizing young trees with Milorganite, a locally produced nonchemical fertilizer.  Recent tests have shown Milorganite to be particularly beneficial to establishing healthy young trees and MMSD is encouraging forestry departments to include Milorganite in their urban forestry planting programs.  (Taylor Leitinger, UWM Environmental Science major and MMSD summer intern applied Milorganite to 35 young street trees in Shorewood as part of MMSD's Milorganite tree enhancement partnership program.)  MMSD provides bulk Milorganite free to the Public Works Departments of all 28 communities within the MMSD service area. 

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Did You Know?


Did you know that if you want to visit a Wisconsin beach (Doctor's, Klode, Atwater, Bradford, etc.) you can check on the water quality by going to www.wibeaches.us?  Many beaches have their water checked for bacteria levels anywhere from one to six times a week. These results are reported online and the water quality signs are posted at the beaches.      


Regardless of the sign, always wash your hands before eating, do not drink the lake water, and take a soap shower when you return home.   

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Calendar of Events 


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

Shorewood Library Family Fun Craft Night
Tue., July 8, 2014, 6-7:30 p.m.
Friends Program Room
3820 N Morris Blvd.

Bring the entire family for an evening of crafting.

School Board Meeting

Tue., July 8, 7 p.m. 

Shorewood High School Library


Summer Sounds Concert

Wed., July 9, 6 p.m. 

Hubbard Park 


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


World Cup Celebration

Sun., July 13, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

4500 block of Oakland




Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Village Board Meeting
Volunteers Needed - 4th of July
4th of July Events
LiveWall Vertical Greening System
Summer Sounds
World Cup Comes to Shorewood
Immunization Clinic
Young Trees Get a Special Treat
Did You Know?
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
Library Board Meeting
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
at 5 P.M.
Friends' Program 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


"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them,...

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."


(The Declaration of Independence)


Health Tip


Little arms are too short to hold sparklers, which can heat up to 1,200 degrees.  How about this?  Let your young children use glow sticks instead.  They can be just as fun but they don't burn at a temperature hot enough to melt glass!


Environmental Tip


Be environmentally friendly on the Fourth of July by following these simple tips:

  • Use paper plates instead of plastic
  • Buy local or organic food
  • Use solar lighting
  • Use environmentally friendly perchlorate-free fireworks
  • Pick up yard waste and recycle! 
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