August 14, 2014 
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo


Next Village Board Meeting  

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


The next Village Board meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. More details on the agenda will be provided at a later date.


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Recap of August 11, 2014

Village Board Meeting  


The Village Board met on Monday, August 11, 2014.  The Board:


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


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Employee Recognition Awards



On August 14, 2014, the Village of Shorewood recognized 11 employees for their years of service to the Village. Congratulations go to:


20 years


                Ron Deichler, Public Works

 Mary Tonti, Police Department


15 years


                Debbie Noel-Govani, Municipal Court

                Judy Kaiser, Public Works

                Wayne Okray, Public Works

                Amber Ormsby, Police Department

                Theresa Pfeil, Police Department


10 years


                Gerry Flynn, Library

                Karl Simandl, Police Department

                Chris Swartz, Manager's Office


5 years


                Andrew Rekuski, Police Dept.


We are so thankful to our employees for their commitment and dedication to making Shorewood a wonderful place to live!


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Surf@water! Saturday, August 23, 2014


On Saturday, 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 and sand sculpture competition by MIAD.  The day 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.


The Second Annual Surf@Water Film Festival, sponsored by Colectivo Coffee Roasters, Lakefront Brewery and Mary Wright Realty, supports 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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 Sanitary Water Damage Plan Meeting Recap


On Wednesday August 13, 2014 the Village Board met in a special meeting to hear an update of the Village of Shorewood Long Range Comprehensive Sanitation and Storm Water, Sewage, and Drainage Plan. The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District recently worked on an intergovernmental review of the Village's southeast Combined Drainage Basin.  


Village Engineer Mustafa Emir summarized the draft of the MMSD report. Click here to view the PowerPoint presented to the Village Board. Call Village Manager Chris Swartz at 414-847-2701 if you have any questions.


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August 12, 2014 Election Results


Thank you to all of the residents, poll workers, School District staff and Village staff for making the August 12, 2014 a success.  The Village experienced a 34.15% turnout and Preliminary Election results may be accessed by clicking here . The final Board of Canvass, to count late arriving absentee ballots, will take place on Friday, August 15 at 3:30 p.m.


On December 1, 2011, Wisconsin Act 75 became law.  Most notably, what had been the "September Primary" was renamed the "Partisan Primary" and is now held the second Tuesday in August. This change resulted in several challenges.  First, many of our regular poll workers were unavailable during this time period.  Our thanks to our residents  for your patience this past Election Day as some of the lines were longer than normal.  If you are interested in becoming a poll worker, you are invited to contact the Clerk's office at 414.847.2608 or cto@villageofshorewood.org.  With the upcoming November election, and future elections as well, your help would be most appreciated.   


A even greater challenge, which contributed to the extended lines, is the requirement that all voters registering on Election Day must have all of their information rewritten on the poll books before they cast their ballot, obviously causing a delay in processing voters at the polling places.  To eliminate the longer wait in line, 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 pre-register to vote for the November General Elections.  The following choices are available to you at this time:


1)    Come to Village Hall between the hours of 8 A.M. to 5 P.M., Monday through Friday.

2)    Mail your completed application to 3930 N Murray Avenue, Shorewood WI  53211, Attn:  Sherry Grant.

3)    Register on the MyVote Wisconsin website at https://myvote.wi.gov/Home.aspx  


Please encourage anyone you know, who may be new to the Village or recently moved to the area, to pre-register to vote.  This will help keep our Election Day lines moving more quickly without the delay now required for same day voter registration.


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National Night Out a Success!


Over 400 people took part in our National Night Out crime prevention event. Visitors were able to talk with representatives from the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department, FBI, DEA, Department of Transportation, State Patrol, the US Army, along with local police departments from Brown Deer, UW-Milwaukee, River Hills and, of course, Shorewood and get tips on how to be safe.  The House of Corrections was also there and provided a K-9 demonstration.


Officer Brian Gibson giving away locks courtesy of Master Lock 

Ice cream was served by Culver's, popcorn by Goody Gourmet's, and coffee by Starbuck's. Music was provided by Sound by Design.  


Many residents participated in the "Dunk a Cop" and won locks provided by Master Lock. Community members were also present to provide information on senior safety, Big Brothers/Sisters, anti-gun violence, health issues and more. The North Shore Fire Department provided fire safety and the Shorewood Department of Public Works had information on recycling, water quality and much more.  


Thank you to all that attended and all those who provided information to our residents.

Our official "Dunk a Cop" Officer Mark Meyers.

Thanks to Officers Cy Kaderlik and Ashley Rieder for organizing the event and a big thank you to Officer Mark Meyers for volunteering for the dunk tank!



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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 which can 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)  (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.)
  • 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 them 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.  



Is your child up to date on shots?

Enter your child's birth month and year on CDC's immunization schedule to see if your child is fully protected. It's not too late to catch up if she has missed one or more shots: http://www2a.cdc.gov/nip/kidstuff/newscheduler_le/



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Vacation Safety Tips 


Often residential crime occurs when we are away from home on a family vacation or involved in outdoor activities.  How can you protect your home and property when you are gone?  Remember, your goal is for your home to appear lived in.  You want it to look different in the morning than at night.  Follow this check list to secure your home:


  • Inform as few people as possible of your vacation plans.  This includes newspaper and postal delivery people, unless you are going to be gone an extended period of time.
  • Ask a trusted neighbor to keep an eye on your home while you are gone and to report any suspicious or criminal activity to the police department.
  • Give emergency telephone or cell phone numbers, your itinerary, and a house key to your trusted neighbor.
  • Ask them to pick up your newspaper, mail, and other deliveries daily.
  • Ask your neighbor to place a filled garbage can in front of your house on collection day.
  • Ask your neighbor to park their vehicle in your driveway occasionally. 
You can do all these for your neighbor when he/she goes on vacation.
  • Arrange to have the lawn mowed or snow removed.
  • Install dusk-to-dawn (photo cell) or motion sensor lights on all outdoor lights.
  • Use automatic timers on radios and lamps to simulate occupancy.  Set these for your normal routine.  For instance, a radio and lamp in the living room might be on from dusk until 10 p.m. then at 10 p.m., a lamp goes on in the bedroom and off at midnight.
  • Don't post your vacation plans on social networking sites.
  • Lock all outside doors using quality deadbolt locks and shut and lock your windows.  Lock your garage door.
  • Store valuables in a safety deposit box.       

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Planning & Development Activity Report!

Shorewood's Planning & Development Department Activity Report is now available online for viewing. This report gives an account of the exciting Planning and Development Department news thus far this year.  

For more information click here and view the report in the "Department Activities" section.

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Shorewood Waters Project Canoe Trip!


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

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 memorable 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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Plein Air Shorewood 2014!




The Village of Shorewood presents  "Plein Air Shorewood 2014" from Wednesday, September 17 through Saturday, September 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, 3920 N. Murray Avenue, Shorewood, Wis., on Saturday, September 20, 2014, as part of the Public Art Sale and Gala from 6-10 p.m.  The Silent Auction closes at 9 p.m. and the event closes at 10 p.m.


Events at a glance:
  • Wednesday, September 17: Community Dinner - meet the Plein Air Artists at Hubbard Lodge, 6-9 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 18: Shop Walk and Quick Paint in the Business District, 4-8 p.m. Award $100 gift certificate for best chalk art!
  • Friday, September 19: Breakfast, 7-9 a.m., at the Plensa to celebrate the 4th anniversary of the sculpture; Block Party at Kensington Square, 6-10 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 20: Quick Paint at the Lake, 8 a.m. -12 noon.  Free Collectors' Sneak Peek, 10 a.m.-12 noon, at the Library (purchases may be made at this time); Free Gala and Artist Awards at the Library, 6-9:30 p.m. Over 250 paintings will be 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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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 with the installation of the first bike docking station at Red Arrow Park in downtown Milwaukee.   For more details on Bublr and how it works and/or to sign-up, please visit the website http://bublrbikes.com


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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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Calendar of Events   



Tues., August 19, 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Atwater and Lake Bluff Student Registration

School Offices


Tues., August 19, 6:30 p.m.

Free Outdoor Concert - School of Rock House Band 

North Shore Presbyterian Church

4048 N. Bartlett


Wed., August 20, 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Atwater and Lake Bluff Student Registration

School Offices


Sat., August 23, 5 - 10 p.m.

Surf@Atwater Beach Party

Atwater Beach


Tues., August 26, 7 p.m.

School Board Meeting

Shorewood High School Library 



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Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Next Village Board Meeting
Village Board Meeting Recap
Sanitary Water Damage Meeting
Election Results/News
Successful National Night Out
North Shore Health News
Vacation Safety Tips
Planning & Development Report
Shorewood Waters Project
Celebrate Shorewood
Plein Air Shorewood 2014
Milwaukee Bublr Launched
Pet Amnesty

Calendar of Events 


Design Review Board Thursday, August 28
at 5 p.m.
Village Hall Committee Room

Community Development Authority Meeting
Friday, August 29, 2014
7:30 a.m.
Village Hall Committee Room 

Village Hall Closed for Labor Day
Monday, September 1, 2014

Quote of the Week


"You're only given one little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it."


~~Actor and Comedian, Robin Williams

Health Tip


If you love pasta but are afraid it might make you gain weight, learn how to enjoy it without feeling guilty! The secret is in the serving size. The amount of pasta on your plate should be no larger than an "a-ok" sign made with your hand. To make the sign, simply touch your index finger to your thumb to make a circle and keep your remaining three fingers pointing upwards.


Environmental Tip


eCycle it! Take your old computer, DVD player, or other electronics to an electronics recycling center. Reusing and recycling materials like copper, gold, and others saves natural resources and reduces mining and processing. eCycling also helps avoid land, air and water pollution by capturing and reusing hazardous substances such as lead or chromium.  


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