August 29, 2014 
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo


Night Parking Restriction Lifted for the 

Labor Day Holiday 


The Village of Shorewood has lifted night parking restrictions for Sunday night, August 31.  You will need to call your car in on Monday night, September 1, for Tuesday morning, September 2.

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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.

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Village Board Meeting  

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


The Village Board will meet on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.. The Village Board will:

  1. Hear a Presentation by SHS Watershed Wisdom Group Concerning Possible Composting of Cladorphora (algae) at Atwater Beach
  2. Hear an Update on the Welcome Neighbors Program
  3. Hear a Report on Plein Air Committee Activities
  4. Consider Amended Initial Resolutions Authorizing
    • $1,880,000 General Obligation Bonds for Street Improvement Projects
    • $2,660,000 General Obligation Bonds for Sewerage Projects
    • $905,000 General Obligation Bonds for Water System Projects
    • $205,000 General Obligation Bonds for Fire Department Projects
    • $410,000 General Obligation Bonds for Community Development Projects in Tax Incremental District No. 3
  5. Consider Resolution Providing for the Sale of $6,060,000 General Obligation Corporate Purpose Bonds, Series 2014A
  6. Consider the Appointment of Jeanne Stewart to the Design Review Board with a Term to Expire May 2015
  7. Consider the Appointment of Mike Oates to the Design Review Board with a Term to Expire May 2017

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Capitol Drive Water Main Project 


This week, Midcity Plumbing began a water main project on Capitol Drive between Wilson and Sherburn. As a result there will be some lane restrictions. This project should last about 2 weeks, depending on the weather. 


Additional roadwork on Capitol Drive will continue as part of the Harbor Development Project located between the Milwaukee River and the Oak Leaf Trail.  Please call Department of Public Works Director Leeann Butschlick at 414-847-2650 if you have any questions.



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Kilbourntown House Tours in Estabrook Park - Last Free Tour of the Summer!


Did you know that the oldest house in Milwaukee was moved to Shorewood (in Estabrook Park) back in 1938? Click here  for more information about the house.


On Saturday, August 30, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. come tour the Kilbourntown House in Estabrook Park, built by Benjamin Church in 1844. The house is fully furnished with period furniture and will be open for a final FREE TOUR thanks to a generous donation from the Friends of Estabrook Park.


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Left to right: Scott Erickson, Dave Kunze, Dave Brunker, Wayne Okray and Scott Bohm. Not pictured: Bill Nowak.

Village Water Utility Staff Receive Recognition 


The Wisconsin Rural Water Association has awarded its 2014 President's Award to the Shorewood Waterworks for service to the community during the winter of 2013-14! Water utility and DPW staff provided emergency service to repair 26 water main breads from late December through early April and including one on Christmas Day.  Staff worked in extreme temperature conditions to ensure normal system operations and kept water shutoffs to a minimum - at no time was a resident without water for more than 6 hours.


Special thanks to Utility Foreman Scott Bohm and Operators Dave Brunker, Scott Erickson, Dave Kunze, Bill Nowak and Wayne Okray, and to supporting staff Dave Best, Ron Deichler, Russ Falkowski, Trevor Robishaw and Matt Streim.


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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, Wisconsin, 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 in Atwater Park to celebrate the 4th anniversary of the sculpture; Block Party at Kensington Square, 4500 N Oakland, 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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Bublr Bike Share Is Coming to Shorewood!

Due to the approval of a federal grant request, the Bublr Bike-Share stations, which were introduced in August in downtown Milwaukee, will make their way to Shorewood in the future! Click here to read a Shorewood Now article about this exciting news!

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 Correction - Shorewood Today Magazine 


The summer edition of the Shorewood Today  magazine included a two page article on recycling tips.  Please note the following phone number correction on page 23 under "Appliances":  Free curbside pick-up can be arranged by calling Refrigerant Depot at 414.627.1152.

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Block party picture courtesy of
Dennis & Mary Jo Bodden

Olive Street Block Celebration!


On August 24, residents of the 2000-2100 blocks of East Olive held a fun filled block party. The residents celebrated, among other things, their new roadway! Much thanks to residents Dennis and Mary Jo Bodden and to Ellie Pearson for submitting their pictures.


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Fish & Feather Festival!


On Saturday, October 11, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Village of Shorewood and Shorewood's Water Project will host Shorewood Fish & Feather Festival.  Please join us for a beautiful day at Hubbard Park, 3565 N Morris, on the banks of the Milwaukee River! Enjoy the fall colors, salmon running up the river, great food, music and these great activities:

  • Fly Fishing and Angling Demos with Trout Unlimited and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
  • Take a Walk on the Wet Side - Take a Fall Walk in the River as Gigantic Salmon Swim Up Stream Between your Legs! Waders are Available
  • Birds of Prey Visits with Schlitz Audubon Nature Center - See Hawks and Eagles Up Close and Personal!
  • Bird Banding Demos with Urban Ecology Center - Catch and Release the Birds!
  • Win a Free Bird House at the Shorewood Water's WATER WHEEL
  • Bird House Decorating Contest
  • Bird House Building Demos
  • Presentations: Fly Fishing Lure Making, 300 Birds Visit our Great Lakes Coast and Rivers Each Year!, Planting to Attract Birds and Birding 101

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Fire Safety and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults


During its August 13, 2014 grand opening, the Brown Deer Walmart awarded North Shore Fire Rescue a community grant and presented them with a $2000 check. This grant will support "Remembering When", a fire safety and fall prevention program for older adults.  


"Remembering When" is centered on 16 key safety messages 8 of them are fire prevention and 8 of them are fall prevention. They are developed by experts from national and local safety organizations as well as through focus group testing in high-fire-risk states. The program was designed to be implemented by a coalition comprising of: the local fire department, service clubs, social and religious organizations, retirement communities, and others. Coalition members can decide how to best approach the local senior population through group presentations, home visits, and/or as part of a smoke alarm installation and fall intervention program.


If you are interested in attending a public presentation, setting up a group presentation or having an in-home safety assessment, please contact Battalion Chief John Maydak at (414) 357-0113, Ext. 1512 or Kathy Platt at (414) 847-2713.     

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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 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. 


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Safety Tips for Your Holiday Barbecue


Fire in the grill, under hot dogs and burgers, is a welcome sight at the family cookout. But fire anywhere else can make your holiday barbecue memorable for all the wrong reasons.

  • Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.
  • The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
  • Keep children and pets away from the grill area.
  • Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill.
  • Never leave your grill unattended.

Charcoal grills

  • There are several ways to get the charcoal ready to use. Charcoal chimney starters allow you to start the charcoal using newspaper as a fuel.
  • If you use a starter fluid, use only charcoal starter fluid. Never add charcoal fluid or any other flammable liquids to the fire.
  • Keep charcoal fluid out of the reach of children and away from heat sources.
  • There are also electric charcoal starters, which do not use fire. Be sure to use an extension cord for outdoor use.
  • When you are finished grilling, let the coals completely cool before disposing in a metal container

Propane grills

  • Check the gas tank hose for leaks before using it for the first time each year. Apply a light soap and water solution to the hose. A propane leak will release bubbles. If your grill has a gas leak, by smell or the soapy bubble test, and there is no flame, turn off the gas tank and grill. If the leak stops, get the grill serviced by a professional before using it again. If the leak does not stop, call the fire department. If you smell gas while cooking, immediately get away from the grill and call the fire department. Do not move the grill. 

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Calendar of Events 


Labor Day: Village Office, Library, 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 


Kids Quick Paint @ the Lake 

Sat., September 13, 2014, 9 - 11 a.m.

Atwater Park Bluff 

Professional Plein Air artist will lead a hands-on guided workshop for free.  R.S.V.P. required.  


Welcome Neighbors

Tue., September 16, 2014, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 

North Shore Presbyterian Church 



Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Night Parking Restriction Lifted
Village Hall Closed
Next Village Board Meeting
Capitol Drive Water Main Project
Kilbourntown House Tours
Water Utility Staff Recognized
Plein Air Shorewood 2014
Bublr Bike Share Coming to Shorewood!
Olive Street Celebration
Fish & Feather Festival
Fire and Safety Program
Basin 6 Project Update
Safe Grilling Tips

Calendar of Events 


Labor Day: Village Hall Office 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 7:30 A.M.

Village Hall Committee Room


Public Art Committee Meeting

Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 7:30 A.M.

Village Center Conference Room

Labor Day Quote


It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today. The 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans. The cornerstones of the middle-class security all bear the union label.


Health Tip


If you're looking for a way to stop the carbs you're eating from turning into fat, try this small diet change: Eat most of your carbs early in the day and reduce them as the day goes on. Try to end your day with more protein. This will better your chance of burning off carbs during your day so they don't transform into fat. 


Environmental Tip


Paper or Plastic?...neither.
Only 12 percent of plastic bags and 37 percent of paper bags are reused or recycled. Instead, choose a reusable shopping bag which needs only to be used 11 times to have a lower environmental impact than disposing of 11 plastic bags. 



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