July 18, 2014 
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo


Special Village Board Meeting   

Monday, July 21, 2014 


The Village Board will meet on Monday, July 21, 2014.  The Board will:

  1. Consider a Special Privilege Permit for Outdoor Seating in the Public Way at North Shore Boulangerie, 4401 N Oakland Avenue  
  2. Consider a Special Privilege Permit for Plantings in the Public Way at Residential Property, 1573 Olive Street
  3. Hear a Public Hearing to Receive Input Regarding the Proposed Use of 2014 Community Development Block Grant Funds
  4. Consider Proposed Use of 2015 Community Development Block Grant Funds
  5. Discuss and Consider Plein Air 2014 Budget 
  6. Consider Proposal for PPII Lateral Rehabilitation Program Inspection
  7. Consider MMSD PPII Reduction Program Funding Agreement
  8. Consider Proposal for Department of Public Works Facilities Master Planning Consulting Engineering Services 
  9. Presentation on Marketing Project Leadership Recommendation
  10. Consider Concord Group Proposal for Harbor Retirement Facility 

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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 until 5 p.m. on July 23, 2014. After this date, 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.  Options 2 and 3 will not be available 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 Concert Series Continues
July 23 with Mood Swing Orchestra!

Please join us for the remaining two concerts in our Summer Sounds concert series at beautiful Hubbard Park. The weather has been picture-perfect on the past two Wednesday nights as we welcomed Streetlife with Warren Wiegratz, the house band for the Milwaukee Bucks, and 5 Card Studs with their Las Vegas attitude.  

Next week's concert on Wednesday, July 23 features Mood Swing Orchestra, an amazing 17-piece ensemble that includes three female vocalists. Get ready to dance the night away to the popular big band sounds of the '30s and '40s!   
Be sure to visit shorewoodtoday.com to register to win a preferred concert guest prize package. The lucky winner will receive two bottles of wine, a $50 food voucher from Hubbard Park Lodge and preferred seating at the July 30 concert. Attendees at each concert can also register that day for a special Shorewood gift pack of goodies from local businesses to be given away at each concert!   

Concerts are staged from 6-9 p.m. at Hubbard Park, 3565 N. Morris Blvd. (along the Milwaukee River). Summer picnic food and beverages are for sale from Hubbard Park Lodge.  (No carry-in alcohol, please make your purchase in the park.)

Remaining dates for our concerts are:
July 23: Mood Swing Orchestra
July 30: Darele Bisquerra & Trio de Janeiro

Summer Sounds is presented by the Village of Shorewood Marketing Program with support from Hubbard Park Lodge, the Shorewood Foundation, the Shorewood Men's Club, Culver's of Shorewood, PNC Bank and Shorewest Realtor Mary Wright. 
Visit shorewoodtoday.com for more details.  


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Shorewood Public Library Annual Summer Celebration!


The Shorewood Public Library Annual Summer Celebration is just around the corner! Join us next Thursday, July 24 at 6 p.m. for a fun-filled evening for the whole family. Come play games, get your face painted, listen to live music from Frog Water, and take a trolley ride through Shorewood. Everyone is welcome! And, of course, there will be custard.
At the Celebration, we will also be drawing a winner for our Packers Family Night ticket raffle. You can enter now through July 24 at the Library. For more information please see our website: http://shorewoodlibrary.org/blog/staff/packers-family-night-ticket-giveaway 

Thanks to our sponsors: the Friends of the Shorewood Library, the Shorewood Women's Club, Culvers of Shorewood, and Sendik's.
Please make a note that the Celebration is on a Thursday this year instead of our customary Wednesday. We hope to see all of you there!


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Car Seat and Booster  

Safety Check  


You think your child is riding safely in your car, but are you really sure? 

Does your car seat need to be checked?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states about 3 out of 4 car seats are not installed properly. The best way to ensure your child is safe is to have your car seat checked over by a Certified Passenger Safety Technician. This should be done any time you have: new baby, new car, new car seat, changes the position of the car seat, or just aren't 100% confident you have it installed correctly.  


Come to the Car Seat and Booster Safety Check, Tuesday, July 22, 2014 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.   If you cannot make this event, you can schedule a car seat check at www.nsfire.org or find a fitting nearby by going to http://www.safekidswi.org/events.asp

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.

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Keeping Our Children Safe in the Heat
So far this year, there have been at least 15 heatstroke deaths of children in vehicles across the nation. In 2013, there were at least 44 deaths of children in vehicles, 39 have been confirmed as a heatstroke and five, based upon the known circumstances, are considered to have been most likely a heatstroke.  Here are some special recommendations to safeguard our children:
  • Be sure that all occupants leave the vehicle when unloading. Don't overlook sleeping babies. 
  • Always lock your car and ensure children do not have access to keys or remote entry devices. IF A CHILD IS MISSING, ALWAYS CHECK THE POOL FIRST, AND THEN THE CAR, INCLUDING THE TRUNK. Teach your children that vehicles are never to be used as a play area. 
  • Keep a stuffed animal in the car seat and when the child is put in the seat place the animal in the front with the driver. 
  • Or place your purse or briefcase in the back seat as a reminder that you have your child in the car. 
  • Make "look before you leave" a routine whenever you get out of the car. 
  • Have a plan that your childcare provider will call you if your child does not show up for school.

For more information: http://www.ggweather.com/heat/


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Heat Reminders


Extreme heat results in more deaths in the US each year than hurricanes, tornadoes, lightning, floods and earthquakes combined!  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 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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Did You Know?


Butterfly Weed (asclepias tuberosa) is the official perennial plant of the Village of Shorewood? It grows 24-40" tall and spreads 24-36", prefers full sun and loamy, well-drained soil. It has fragrant orange blooms that attract Monarch butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds, and make great cut flowers. Butterfly weed is planted in several locations near the Village Hall. Try this native perennial in your yard and help beautify your neighborhood!  



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Calendar of Events 



School Board Meeting

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

at the Shorewood High School Library


Summer Sounds Concert

featuring Mood Swing Orchestra

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

at Hubbard Park

Annual Summer Celebration

Thur., July 24, 2014 from 6-8 p.m.

at the Shorewood Public Library 


Summer Sounds Concert 

featuring Darele Bisquerra and Trio de Janeiro
Wed., July 30, 2014 from 6-9 p.m. 

at Hubbard Park


Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Village Board Meeting
Voter Registration
Summer Sounds
Library Annual Celebration
Heatstroke Deaths of Children
Health Department Reminders
Did You Know?

Calendar of Events 

DPW Compactor/ Recycling Center Open
Saturday, July 19, 2014
8 AM to 2 PM
Department of Public Works
3801 N. Morris Blvd.

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

Community Development Authority 
Friday August 1, 2014
at 7:30 AM
Village Hall Committee Room

Public Art Committee Meeting
Friday August 1, 2014
at 7:30 AM
Village Center North Room

Quote of the Week

"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." 


-- Ralph Waldo Emerson



Health Tip


For a high-protein, low-calorie smoothie thatʹs loaded with vitamin C, combine 1-1/2 cups strawberries, 1 cup ice, 2 t. basil and mint and 2/3 cup pasteurized liquid egg whites in a blender.  Add 1 to 2 tsp. brown sugar if the berries arenʹt sweet enough. 

Environmental Tip


Donate your old furniture to a local furniture recycler. They'll turn your unwanted pieces into something covetable, saving it from the landfill. 

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