July 10, 2014      
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo


Village Board Meeting   

Monday, July 7, 2014 


The Village Board met on Monday, July 7, 2014.  The Board:

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


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Shorewood's 4th of July A Celebration of Family, Friends and Fun!

Shorewood's Fourth of July celebration was a spectacular success thanks to our many sponsors! Nearly $14,000 was raised (not including the Shorewood Foundation's donation for fireworks). 


The Fourth of July parade was the largest to date with over 90 units and the largest viewing audience seen in years. There were several amazing drum bugle corps, horses and ponies, and much more!

After the parade, "The Red Hot Dixie" performed at Spector Field and Shorewood Little League played a special game. Free ice cream sponsored by the Shorewood Men's Club served 1,300 cups to guests.

Activities moved to  Atwater Park without a hitch. Activities included pony rides, face painting, balloon tying clowns, a dunk tank, food and beverages from the Shorewood Men's Club, and other great entertainment. The happy crowds were entertained by the "Shorewood Concert Band", the "Boyz Noyz and Gurlz Band", and the spectacular fireworks show sponsored by the Shorewood Foundation. 

"Thank you" to our financial donors for the event:  

  • Shorewood Foundation
  • Shorewood Intermediate School Students
  • Feerick Family Funeral Home
  • Shorewood Men's Club
  • Shorewood Business Improvement District
  • Suzanne Powers Realty Group
  • Walgreens
  • Lighthorse 4041
  • Columbia St. Mary's/Shorewood Family Physicians
  • Culver's of Shorewood
  • General Capital Management Group
  • Carrie and Rick Kohlhoff
  • Yo Mama! Frozen Yogurt & Goodies
  • State Farm Insurance - Diana Kostal Agency
  • Three Lions Pub
  • Hubbard Park Lodge and Beer Garden
  • Village of Shorewood Marketing Program
  • Shorewood Athletic Booster Club
  • Goody Gourmet's
  • Shorewood Little League
  • Shorewood Girls Softball League
  • Shorewood Swim Club
  • Shorewood Historical Society

And a special "thank you" to our supporters and to Jan Zehren who really out did herself as the parade organizer:

  • Shorewood Department of Public Works
  • North Shore Fire Department
  • Shorewood Police Department
  • Shorewood School District, and  
  • The Village of Shorewood 


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Voter Registration Information


Wisconsin Act 182 of 2013, was passed as Senate Bill 267, and became effective on April 4, 2014. The Act requires that voters provide documentation establishing proof of residence (POR) as part of the voter registration application. The requirement applies to all electors who are not military or permanent overseas electors. An older version of the registration form does not list this requirement. This information must be included with the new registration form in order to be processed.

If you are new to Shorewood or have recently moved to a new location within Shorewood, you may wish to take a few moments to register to vote for the upcoming August Primary and November General Elections. The following options are available to you:  

  1. Come to Village Hall, 3930 N Murray Avenue, Shorewood WI  53211, between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 
  2. Mail your completed application to:

    Village of Shorewood
    Attn:  Sherry Grant
    3930 N Murray Avenue
    Shorewood WI  53211
  3. Register on the "MyVote" Wisconsin website at:  https://myvote.wi.gov/Home.aspx 

All three options are available to you up until 5 p.m. on July 23. At this time you must either come to Village Hall or register at the polling location on Election Day. Options 2 and 3 are not available July 24 through August 12 for the August Primary Election; and October 16 through November 4 for the General Election. The registration application may be accessed at  http://tinyurl.com/oaqdkqr.  


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"Summer Sounds" Outdoor Concert -
5 Card Studs
Hubbard Park on Wednesday, July 16

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 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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World Cup Championship Comes to Kensington Square  


As a reminder, the 4500 block of N. 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.  Buses will be re-routed during this period; instructions will be posted at the bus stop.
The World Cup 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


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North Shore Health Department  



Reminders for hot weather safety from the North Shore Health Department 


Extreme heat results in more deaths in the US each year than hurricanes, tornadoes, lightning, floods and earthquakes combined! Don't you be one of those! Some hints for keeping cool are:
  1. Wear a wide brimmed hat when outside to keep your head and face cool. This will also provide protection from damaging sun exposure.
  2. Wear a long sleeved shirt outside. It should be light colored and loose fitting except when working around machinery. This will also protect you from insect bites.
  3. Keep water with you. Drink water to frequently to stay hydrated.
  4. Take frequent breaks in the shade or in a cool environment during the hottest times of the day.
  5. Adjust gradually to working in the heat over a period of 10-20 days.
  6. Wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. Make sure children are also adequately protected.
  7. HAVE A PLAN to get to a cool place if you do not have air conditioning in your home. Ideas are a family member's home, shopping malls, movie theaters, libraries and community centers.
  8. Remember that a fan may improve comfort, but does not reduce the temperature in a home.
  9. Know if you are at risk for heat related illnesses due to cardiac disease, certain medications or other chronic medical issues.
  10. Remember to check on your vulnerable neighbors who may not be able to get to a cool place
Anyone showing signs of heat related illness should be moved to a cool area, offered sips of water if conscious and provided with attention from emergency medical personnel as soon as possible.
Information from National Safety Council, Wisconsin Department of Health Services and CDC
For more information, visit www.cdc.gov/extremeheat/ . 


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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.  
    • Wednesday, July 16, 3:30-4:30 p.m. 
  • Shorewood office, 2010 E. Shorewood Blvd.
    • 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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North Shore Health Department  



Car Seat and Booster Safety Check
You think your child is riding safely in your car, but are you really sure? Come to the Car Seat and Booster Safety Check, Tuesday, July 23, from 3-6 p.m., at Sommers Automotive, 7211 W. Mequon Road, Mequon WI 53092. Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will help families make sure children are riding safely. Appointments are encouraged, but families without appointments will be seen as time allows. This free event is sponsored by Safe Kids, Children's Hospital Wisconsin, and Sommers Automotive.

Low cost car seats will be available for purchase by appointment only; both the child and the vehicle must be present. When installed and used correctly, child safety seats and safety belts can prevent injuries and save lives. Child safety seats can reduce fatal injury by up to 71 percent for infants and 54 percent for toddlers ages 1 to 4. Call 414-231-4896 for your appointment or to ask questions.

Oh My Mosquitoes! Tips to Reduce Mosquitoes
The bumper crop of mosquitoes has arrived! Some mosquitoes are just a nuisance to us and some can carry West Nile Virus.  You can help reduce the mosquitoes in your yard by making sure there is no standing water: empty flower basins, change bird bath water twice weekly, keep your shrubs and grass trimmed so there is no water in low lying areas. Apply mosquito repellant to clothes and exposed skin. Repellant should not be used for children under 2 months of age. More information is available at http://www.cdc.gov/features/StopMosquitoes/.

Most people (about 80%) do not have symptoms after being infected with West Nile Virus. About 20% will have mild to moderate symptoms with fever, headache, body aches, rash, and swollen lymph nodes. Less than 1% will become severely ill with high fever, paralysis, coma, and even death.

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Did you know?


The zinnia is the official annual flower of the Village of Shorewood. These bright, cheery flowers are available in a wide range of colors, yellows and oranges to hot pinks, reds, and whites. They range in height from a small 8 to12" to a towering 40". They will light up your landscape with varieties like " Uproar", "Zowie", and " Double Fire", to name a few. Many newer varieties are very tolerant of powdery mildew, and most are drought and heat tolerant, as well. Plant some in your garden this year and help make Shorewood bloom!



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Calendar of Events 


Summer Sounds Concert

featuring 5 Card Studs

Wed., July 16, 2014 at 6 p.m. 

at Hubbard Park  

(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.


Shorewood Concert Band Performance

Thur., July 17, 2014 at 7 p.m.

at Atwater Park


School Board Meeting

Tue., July 22, 2014 at 7 p.m.

at the Shorewood High School Library


Annual Summer Celebration

Wed., July 23, 2014 from 6-8 p.m.

at the Shorewood Public Library 


Summer Sounds Concert

featuring Mood Swing Orchestra

Wed., July 23, 2014 at 6 p.m.

at Hubbard Park  



Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Village Board Meeting
4th of July Events
Voter Registration
Summer Sounds
World Cup Comes to Shorewood
Health Department Reminders
Immunization Clinic
North Shore Health Department Highlights
Did You Know?

Calendar of Events 

Design Review Board Meeting
Thursday, July 10, 2014
at 5 PM
Village Hall Committee Room 
Municipal Court
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
at 5 PM
Village Hall Court Room

Special Village Board Meeting 
Monday, July 21, 2014
at 7:30 PM
Village Hall Court Room

Plan Commission Meeting
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
at 6:30 PM
Village Hall Court Room

Design Review Board
Thursday, July 24, 2014
at 5 PM
Village Hall Committee Room

Quote of the Week

"Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power." 


- -  Lao Tzu



Song of the Month


The song of the month for July was chosen by Village Manager Chris Swartz. He chose "For a Dancer" by Jackson Browne. It is a song that has gotten him through life's tragedies, keeps him grounded, and has been inspirational at all times. Enjoy this relevant song of the month! click here to see a link to the song.


Health Tip


Fewer than 15 percent of adults and 10 percent of adolescents eat the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables each day. As the summer season progresses, be sure to stop at your local farmers market to try some fresh vegetables and fruit. Why not try some new vegetables: Ask the farmer what an unfamiliar vegetable is and how to cook it!


Environmental Tip


 Reducing Your Gas Usage:


  • Keep tires properly inflated and wheels aligned
  • Roof racks and air conditioning reduce energy efficiency
  • Drive more slowly. There is a 20 percent loss in fuel economy when driving 55 to 75 miles per hour
  • Use cruise control on highway trips
  • Avoid rapid acceleration, hard breaking, and sudden stops 
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