August 8, 2014 
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo


Village Board Meeting  

Monday, August 11, 2014


The Village Board meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Monday, August 11, 2014.  The Board will:


  1. Consider a Special Privilege Permit for Plantings in the Public Way at Residential Property, 1573-75 Olive Street
  2. Consider a Request to Construct a Fence Within the Public Way at Residential Property, 4227 N. Lake Drive
  3. Consider Ordinance to Return the Canvassing of Absentee Ballots to the Polling Locations Instead of a Central Location
  4. Consider a Temporary Extension Request Class "B" Premises, Camp Bar, Inc., 4044 N Oakland Avenue, September 4, 2014
  5. Consider a Temporary Cabaret License, Camp Bar, Inc., 4044 N Oakland Avenue, September 4, 2014
  6. Consider a Milwaukee County Cooperation Agreement for Community Development Block Grants
  7. Consider Initial Resolutions for Borrowing
  8. Consideration of Trick or Treat Hours-October 26, 2014
  9. Consider a Proposal for PPII Lateral Rehabilitation Program Inspection
  10. Consideration of the Milwaukee County Cooperation Agreement for Community Development Block Grants
  11. Initial Resolution Authorizing $1,880,000 General Obligation Bonds for Street Improvement Projects
  12. Initial Resolution Authorizing $2,485,000 General Obligation Bonds for Sewerage Projects
  13. Initial Resolution Authorizing $835,000 General Obligation Bonds for Water System Projects
  14. Initial Resolution Authorizing $100,000 General Obligation Bonds for Fire Department Projects
  15. Initial Resolution Authorizing $410,000 General Obligation Bonds for Community Development Projects in Tax Incremental District No. 3
  16. Resolution Providing for the Sale of $5,710,000 General Obligation Corporate Purpose Bonds, Series 2014A
  17. Initial Resolution Authorizing $16,515,000 Taxable General Obligation Bonds for Community Development Projects in Tax Incremental Districts No. 3 and No. 5
  18. Resolution Providing for the Sale of $16,515,000 Taxable General Obligation Community Development Bonds, Series 2014B

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Special Village Board Meeting   

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 


There will be a Special Village Board meeting on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 6 p.m.  The Board will have an update and discussion on the Village of Shorewood's Sanitary and Stormwater Management Plan. There will also be updates on other capital improvement projects.

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Don't Forget! National Night Out


Shorewood's anti-crime and drug prevention event, "National Night Out" will be held at the Shorewood Village Center, 3920 N. Murray Ave., on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 4:30-7:30 p.m. The activities will take place indoors and outdoors.


Join us in fun and festive events such as: Dunk a cop in a dunk tank, the seat-belt simulator, rock wall climbing, self defense techniques, a K9 unit, mounted patrol from the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department, Fire Department, Department of Public Works and much more. 


Please join us for this worthwhile community crime prevent event!


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 Celebrate Shorewood! How to Donate to the Shorewood Foundation Amenity Fund

Shorewood, WI

The Shorewood Foundation has partnered with the Shorewood Parks Commission and the Shorewood School District to invite you and your family to enhance the beauty and quality of our wonderful community by donating to provide useful and attractive amenities to our parks and public areas.


Your contribution can be used to fund a variety of amenities that will preserve the quality of life in Shorewood for years to come. To acknowledge your gift, memorial plaques can be attached to the item, whenever possible, and donors will be recognized in the Manager's Memo and in the Shorewood Today magazine. Such amenities may include:


ADA-Accessible Playground Equipment

Beach Boardwalk

Beach Shade Sculpture  


Bike Racks

Outdoor Table Tennis 

Picnic Table for all Parks
Playground Equipment  
Shorewood 4th of July Fireworks

*And much more!


You can choose from these beautiful ways to honor a loved one all while giving back to the community and enhancing the beauty of Shorewood. Please contact the Village Hall at 414-847-2702 for additional ideas about legacy giving. It is a wonderful way to make a difference and a lasting impression in the Shorewood community we all love.

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Milwaukee Bublr (Bike Share) Launched!  


"Bublr," Milwaukee's bike share program has begun! The Bublr bike share program is a first in Milwaukee and involved a plethora of public/private partnerships to bring it to the area. The program was officially launched earlier this week with the installation of the first bike docking station at Red Arrow Park in downtown Milwaukee.  Local officials, including Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and launch director Kevin Hardman spoke at a press conference to share information about Bublr and encourage all to take advantage of this unique transportation system.  For more details on Bublr and how it works, please visit the website http://bublrbikes.com



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Urban Ecology Center Highlight!


A light rain didn't stop the fun as guides from the Urban Ecology Center led a group on the Shorewood Waters Project canoe trip.  Participants paddled from Kletsch to Estabrook Parks and experienced this beautiful stretch of river from a very different perspective.  Be sure to visit the Shorewood Waters web page and catch us at the Surf @water event at Atwater Beach on Saturday, August 23.


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Summer Sounds Concert Series Sets Attendance Record


On Wednesday nights, from July 9 through July 30, beautiful Hubbard Park was rocking with the best of jazz, bossa nova, big band and oldies tunes as our diverse lineup of talent satisfied the musical taste buds of our concert attendees. We had record crowds this year at Summer Sounds as the weather cooperated with balmy skies and perfect temperatures. Summer Sounds was the perfect venue to relax outdoors and celebrate summer with friends and neighbors along the Milwaukee River.

Many thanks to our Summer Sounds concert series sponsors for their generosity in underwriting this year's musical program. Summer Sounds was 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.

Summer Sounds is one of Shorewood's most popular seasonal events. As the summer of 2014 draws to a close, we look forward to another all-star line-up next year!




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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 in the upcoming August Primary and November General Elections. You can register at Village Hall, 3930 N Murray Avenue, Shorewood, Wis., between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, now through August 8 or you may register at your polling location on Primary Election Day.


You may download the registration application at http://tinyurl.com/oaqdkqr for the General Election.


August 12, 2014 Partisan Primary Election


On December 1, 2011, Wisconsin Act 75 became law.  This legislation contains significant changes to election laws as well as changes to the election calendar.  Most notably the "September Primary" has been renamed the "Partisan Primary," and has been set for the second Tuesday in August, this year on August 12, 2014.  Many of the changes relate to the requirements of the Federal M.O.V.E Act which ensures that all Military and Overseas electors have ample time to receive and return absentee ballots. 


At a partisan primary, each voter is limited to voting for candidates in one political party.  This has been the law in Wisconsin since the early 1900s.  Remember, voters are allowed to choose a party, i.e. Democrat, Republican, Constitution and vote for individual candidates within that party only.  Cross over voting (voting for candidates in more than one party) may void your ballot.


The races on the August 12, 2014 Partisan Primary ballot include candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, Representative in Congress, Representative to the Assembly, Sheriff, Clerk of Circuit Court, and a special Primary for the County Treasurer office. Please view the sample ballot on our website at http://tinyurl.com/cztdtoa.


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Plein Air Shorewood 2014!




The Village of Shorewood presents  "Plein Air Shorewood 2014" from Wednesday through Saturday, September 17-20, 2014.


There will be 60+ professional plein air artists painting outside throughout Shorewood for four days, and you are invited to come share in the excitement!

All paintings will be on display and for sale at the Shorewood Public Library on Saturday, September 20, 2014, as part of the Public Art Sale and Gala from 6-10 p.m. at the Shorewood Public Library, 3920 N. Murray Avenue, Shorewood, WI  53211. The Silent Auction closes at 9 p.m. and the event closes at 10 p.m.


The Following Prizes go to Artists: 

  • Best of Show: $2,000 Prize sponsored by Sommer's Subaru
  • 1st Place: $1,000 Sponsored by Sue Ewens
  • 2nd Place: $750 Sponsored by Shorewood Woman's Club
  • 3rd Place: $500 Sponsored by Shorewood Men's Club
  • Peoples' Choice Award: $500 Sponsored by Edward Jones Financial
  • Shorewood Historical Society Award: $200 plus a Shorewood History Book for best/unique depiction of Shorewood's historic architecture. (Includes a home, business, apartment or public building)

Schedule at a glance:

  • Wednesday, 9/17: Community Dinner - meet the Plein Air Artists at Hubbard Lodge 6-9pm
  • Thursday, 9/18: Shop Walk and Quick Paint in the Business District 4-8 p.m. Award $100 gift certificate for best chalk art!
  • Friday: Breakfast 7-9 a.m. at the Plensa to celebrate 4th Anniversary of the Sculpture; Block Party at Kensington Square 6-10 p.m.
  • Saturday: Quick Paint at the Lake 8 -12 p.m., Free Collectors' Sneak Peek 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Library (purchases may be made at this time), Free Gala and Artist Awards at the Library 6-9:30 p.m. Over 250 paintings on display!

Sponsors, volunteers and other fun participation is encouraged.

Email your interest to: info@pleinairshorewood.com today!


Stay in touch at #pleinairshorewood on Instagram (check out the competition we'll be running!), and on our website at pleinairshorewood.com.  New this year - we'll be tracking and locating artists on our online map on the website!




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Surf@water! August 23, 2014


On August 23, 2014 the Second Annual Surf @Water Film Festival and Great Lakes Surf event will take place at Atwater Beach in Shorewood, Wisconsin. This event benefiting the Wisconsin Surfrider Foundation features a wealth of activities for young and old including surf and ukulele lessons, a musical performance by Ocean Rush, sand sculpture competition by MIAD, and wraps up with an evening beach film festival featuring documentaries about the diverse culture of surfing including the films, 12 Miles North, Women Who Run with Tides and Suits of Armor.


On August 23, 2014, the coastline of Lake Michigan will see a day full of sun, surf and celebration of our Great Lakes at the Second Annual Surf @Water Film Festival, sponsored by Colectivo Coffee Roasters, Lakefront Brewery and Mary Wright Realty this event is in support of the efforts of the Wisconsin Surfrider Foundation. This unique surf event highlights the growing surf culture of Milwaukee and the Great Lakes and has something for everyone.


For more details on activities please visit the Surf@water website.


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 August is Pet Amnesty Month!


Are you harboring a fugitive? Make your pet legal. Licensing your pet is easy!  Just bring your rabies information to Village Hall and we will be happy to provide a license for your pet.  During the month of August you will not be required to pay the late fee for your license.


Licensing is one important part of responsible pet ownership. 

A pet found wearing a current license tag is put on the FAST TRACK HOME! If your pet is licensed, your contact information and rabies information is already in our system and provides us with the information needed to return your pet.


Pets that are found wearing a current license tag are also eligible for an annual "Free Ride Home" by Milwaukee Area Domestic Control Commission (MADACC) Animal Control Officers! This saves your animal the stress of coming into the facility and you the expenses associated with reclaiming your animal. Current contact information is important! Come to Village Hall today, 3930 N Murray Ave.,  to obtain your pet license. 


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North Shore Health Department News


National Immunization Awareness Month


August is National Immunization Awareness Month, which is a great time to remind family, friends, and coworkers to stay up- to-date on their vaccinations to protect them from serious infectious diseases. Even if you were immunized for various diseases as a child, immunity often wears off over time and you may be at risk for new and different diseases as you age.


The types of vaccines you may need as an adult are influenced by factors such as your age, lifestyle, health status, and previous vaccines you've received. The following vaccines are recommended throughout your adult life to receive or maintain protection against:

  • Seasonal flu (annually)*
  • Tetanus and diphtheria (Td) or with pertussis (Tdap) due to recent whooping cough outbreaks - every 10 years or sooner if pregnant
  • Shingles (for adults 60 years and over)
  • Pneumonia for adults 65 years and older or those with specific health conditions)
  • Hepatitis B infections (for adults with diabetes or those at risk for Hepatitis B)
  • Hepatitis A infections - for those traveling outside the U.S.

Other vaccinations may be needed by young adults like those that protect against the human papillomavirus (HPV), which can cause cervical cancers; Varicella to protect against chicken pox; Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR); and Meningococcal to protect against meningitis if you are living in close quarters like a college dorm.


Pregnant women should check with their healthcare provider to find out which immunizations are recommended for themselves and their family members. School-aged children who are not properly vaccinated put themselves at increased risk for getting sick and spreading the disease to other classmates, teachers, and babies who are too young to be immunized or older people like grandparents who may have weakened immune systems.


If you are unsure which vaccines you've received in the past, you can search for them at:  http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/immuniz-records.htm . Check with your healthcare provider to find out which immunizations are recommended or go to  http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines for more information.  



*If you are interested in providing flu shots for your employees, please contact Ashley Johnson (ajohnson@sensiawellness.com or 414-988-7208) for more information on Sensia's flu shot program. 


Immunization Clinics for Children


We have immunization clinics for children with no health insurance. Our next immunization clinics are Tuesday, August 12, 10-11 a.m. at the Brown Deer Office, and Thursday, August 14, 3-4:30 p.m. at the Shorewood Office.  Appointments are required and can be made by calling 414-371-2980.



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Calendar of Events 


School Board Meeting

Tue., August 12, 2014, 7 p.m. 

at Shorewood High School Library


Shorewood's National Night Out

Wed., August 13, 2014, 4:30-7:30 p.m.

the front lawn of the Shorewood Public Library and the Village Center (Lower Level of the Library)


Shorewood Intermediate School and High School Registration

Fri., August 14 and 15, 2014

Please check school website for times and more information


DPW Compactor/Recycling Center Open
Sat., August 16, 2014 at 8 a.m.- 2 p.m.


Atwater School and Lake Bluff School

Tue., Aug. 19, 2014, Registration: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

*In the offices of each school


Free Outdoor Concert at North Shore Presbyterian Church

featuring the School of Rock House Band

Tue., August 19, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

4048 N. Bartlett Ave.


Atwater and Lake Bluff Registration

Wed., August 20, 2014, 1-7 p.m.

*In the offices of each school


Surf@water Beach Party

Sat., August 23, 2014, 5-10 p.m. 

*Paddle and play on Atwater Beach; surfboard and paddle board demos, food, beverages and music


Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Village Board Meeting
Special Village Board Meeting
National Night Out
Celebrate Shorewood
Milwaukee Bublr Launched
Urban Ecology Center Highlight
Summer Sounds Sets Record
Voter Registration Information
Plein Air Shorewood 2014
Pet Amnesty
North Shore Health News

Calendar of Events 

Village Board Meeting
Monday, August 11, 2014
at 7:30 P.M.
Village Hall Court Room

Election Day
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
7 A.M. to 8 P.M.
Special Village Board Meeting on Sanitary Water Damage Plan Update
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
at 6 P.M.
Village Hall Court Room

Design Review Board
Thurs., August 14, 2014
at 5 P.M.
Village Committee Room 

Quote of the Week


"While the future's there for anyone to change
Still you know it seems
It would be easier sometimes to change the past."



~~Musician, Jackson Browne



Health Tip



Fewer than 15 percent of adults and 10 percent of adolescents eat the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables each day.  Have you been to the Farmers Markets?  There are such beautiful vegetables for sale.  If you have children, take them along and have them pick out one vegetable they would like to try. When you get home, have them help you prepare the vegetable and enjoy it with you.  If you don't have children, try it yourself.  You might be surprised how many new vegetables you could try!





Environmental Tip


Think resuable! Wherever possible, replace disposable products with reusable ones (i.e., razor, food storage, batteries, ink cartridges (buy refill ink), coffee filters, furnace or air conditioner filters, etc.).   

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