August 21, 2014 
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo


Labor Day: Village Hall Offices Closed  

Monday, September 1, 2014


Shorewood Village Hall Offices will be closed on Labor Day and will reopen on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

Back to Top 



Village Board Meeting  

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


The Village Board meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.   Agenda highlights will be included in next week's memo.

Back to Top 




Surf@water! 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.



Back to Top 



Basin 6 Project Project Update


This year's Basin 6 sewer improvements project is in the final stages of construction.  This second phase of the project completed separation of the Shorewood and Whitefish Bay sewer flows which began with the 2012 work on Kensington Boulevard.  The project included new sanitary sewer and storm sewer, additional catch basins and approximately 1,900 lineal feet of a new water main. The restoration of Glendale Avenue and the  reconstruction of the stubs of N. Bartlett Avenue and N. Newhall Avenue from Glendale north to the Whitefish Bay Village limits is nearly complete.  Final work elements will continue into September with the replacement of the ash street trees removed under the Ash Replacement Policy and the installation of new street name signs. 


Back to Top 




North Shore Fire Rescue 

Safety Tips


As summer break for many schools begins to wind down in the next several weeks, North Shore Fire Rescue would like to provide some safety reminders to drivers and pedestrians alike.  In the coming weeks, pedestrian traffic will increase significantly during the morning and afternoon "rush hour", especially in the areas surrounding most North Shore schools. 


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 4,280 pedestrians were killed in traffic related crashes in 2010 and another 70,000 were injured.  This statistic equates to one crash related pedestrian death every 2 hours and a pedestrian injury every 8 minutes. 


Following some simple recommendations can help make both pedestrians and vehicle operators safer. 


What can pedestrians do to help prevent injury?


  • Pedestrians should increase their visibility at night and in the very early morning hours by carrying a flashlight when walking and by wearing bright or reflective clothing. 
  • Whenever possible pedestrians should cross the street at a designated crosswalk.
  • It is much safer to walk on a sidewalk, but if pedestrians must walk in the street, they should walk facing traffic.


What can drivers do to help prevent injury?


  • Drivers should have their headlights or daytime running lights on whenever possible.  The lights help provide early warning and better visibility to pedestrians who are crossing or walking in the street.
  • Use extra caution and observe all posted traffic and speed signage, especially around posted "School Zones" and near crosswalks.
  • Avoid using a cell phone or doing anything that may distract you from concentrating on driving. 


Do you part to help ensure everyone can stay as safe as possible!


Next Month's Article:  Always Be Prepared!  September is National Preparedness Month for FEMA.  North Shore Fire/Rescue will explore some simple things to help ensure you are prepared when emergencies strike.


Back to Top 



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!




Back to Top 



 Last Opportunity to License Your Pets without Paying Late Fees!


Are you harboring a fugitive? August is Pet Amnesty Month.  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. 


 Back to Top 




Calendar of Events 


Labor Day: Village Office, School District Office, and VHE Pool Closed

Mon., September 1, 2014


First Day of School

Tue., September 2, 2014


VHE Pool Closed

Sat., September 6, 2014


DPW Compactor/Recycling Center Open

Sat. September 6, 2014

at 8 A.M.- 2 P.M.


School Board Meeting

Tue., September 9, 2014, 7 p.m.

Shorewood High School Library


VHE Pool Closed (Evening)

Wed., September 10, 2014


SIS Family Picnic

Fri., September 12, 2014, 5-7 p.m.


VHE Pool Closed

Sat., September 13, 2014 



Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Labor Day: Village Hall Closed
Next Village Board Meeting
Basin 6 Project Update
Fire Safety Tips
Plein Air Shorewood 2014
Pet Amnesty

Calendar of Events 


Community Development Authority Meeting

Friday, August 29, 2014

at 7:30 A.M.

Village Hall Committee Room 


Labor Day: Village Hall Offices Closed

Monday, September 1, 2014


Shorewood Village Board Meeting

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

at 7:30 P.M.

Village Hall Court Room


Municipal Court

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

at 5 P.M.

Court Room 


Conservation Committee Meeting

Thursday, September 4, 2014

at 7 P.M.

Village Hall Committee Room


Public Art Committee Meeting

Friday, September 5, 2014

at 7:30 A.M.

Village Center Conference Room 


Quote of the Week


"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."


~~Winston Churchill



Health Tip


Choose one meal each day that you completely rid your plate of animal products - including eggs and dairy. Meat is a very concentrated source of calories and fat -- so cutting out animal products for just one meal per day can help reduce your fat intake. 


Environmental Tip


Reduce your carbon footprint! Leaving your car at home twice a week can cut greenhouse gas emissions by 1,600 pounds per year. Save up errands and shopping trips so you need to drive fewer times. If you commute to work, ask if you can work from home at least some days, and you'll reduce air pollution and traffic congestion - and save money. Reduce greenhouse gases on the road.



Quick Links
Village Website
Request Service Online
Application Forms
Assessment/GIS Tool
Utility Payments
Customer Service Survey
Shorewood BID
Find us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter
Sign Up to Receive the Weekly Manager's Memo