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September 5, 2014 
 
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo

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Village Board Meeting  

Monday, September 15, 2014

 

The next Village Board Meeting will be held on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.. More details on the Village Board Meeting's agenda will be available in next week's Manager's Memo.

 

 

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Highlights from Last Night's Village Board Meeting

 

The Village Board met on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. The Village Board:

  1. Approved a Temporary Class "B" License for the Shorewood Men's Club, Plein Air Event on Saturday, September 20, 2014
  2. Approved Special Privilege Permit for Outdoor Dining, 4417 N Oakland Avenue, Craft & Vessel.
  3. Heard a presentation by SHS Watershed Wisdom Group Concerning Possible Composting of Cladorphora (algae) at Atwater Beach. This issue was sent to the Department of Public Works staff for a recommendation.
  4. Heard an Update on Welcome Neighbor Program
  5. Heard a Committee Report on Plein Air Activities
  6. Approved the Appointment of Jeanne Stewart to the Design Review Board with a Term to Expire May 2015
  7. Approved the Appointment of Mike Oates to the Design Review Board with a Term to Expire May 2017
  8. Approved the Appointment of Michael O'Brien to the Police Commission with a Term to Expire May 2017

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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!  Stay tuned. 

 

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Happy Birthday Shorewood! 

 

On August 21, our village turned 114 year old. On that date in 1900, Milwaukee County Circuit Court approved a petition to incorporate the area we now know as Shorewood (formerly part of the Town of Milwaukee).  The new village was originally called East Milwaukee but was re-named Shorewood in 1917.

 

The petition drive was started by four men, Peter J. Mead, John Legge, Charles Dommer and Joseph Gerber, who felt services they received from the Town of Milwaukee did not justify the high taxes they were paying.  Village streets were a mess and tax money from our area was being used to maintain Port Washington Road and Green Bay Avenue. 

 

The petition process began after a meeting in March 1900 in the back of Pete Mead's tavern, which was located on Oakland at Newton. Before the Circuit Court approved the incorporation petition, a special census had to be taken to prove that at least 300 people lived in the area, the necessary number for incorporation.

 

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Shorewood's 2015 Budget Schedule

 

It is that time of the year again! The Village is considering the 2015 budget. The tentative budget schedule is as follows:

 

Wednesday
September 17
6 p.m.
Long range financial plan review
Monday
September 22
6 p.m.
Overview/General Government/ Manager/Clerk/Finance/Customer Service/Health
Monday
September 29
6 p.m.
Police/Courts/Parking/Other Public Safety
Wednesday
October 1
6 p.m.
Public Works/Utilities
Tuesday
October 7
6 p.m.
Planning/Library/Seniors/ Shorewood Today/Public Art
Monday
October 13
6 p.m.
Marketing/TIF/Misc
Tuesday
October 21
6 p.m.
Wrap-Up with Village Board

   

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September Anniversaries!


The following Shorewood employees celebrated their anniversaries in September. 

  

  

Chuck VanderSchaaf
Police
26 years
Lora VanderSchaaf
Police
16 years
Dave Kunze
Public Works
16 years
Angela Andre
Library
8 years
Eddie Chapman
Library
7 years
Sherry Grant
Clerk's Office
6 years
Andrew Rekuski
Police
5 years
Jarrett Strohm
Library
3 years
Emily Passey
Library
2 years
Mark Emanuelson
Finance
1 year

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Fish & Feather Festival!

 

On Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Join us for a beautiful day 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 WI DNR
  • 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, Birding 101 

This event is hosted by the Village of Shorewood and Shorewood's Water Project. It will be held at Hubbard Park, 3565 N. Morris Blvd., Shorewood, WI.

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Lake Bluff School Rain Garden!

 

 This summer, the Shorewood Waters project received a very generous grant from the Shorewood Men's Club to construct a rain garden at Lake Bluff School.  

  

The garden, designed by DPW Horticulturalist Judy Kaiser and installed by her and her crew, captures runoff from the school parking lot and adjacent areas.  With the plants provided at reduced cost through the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District's rain garden program and the garden to be maintained by School District Personnel, the project is truly a collaborative effort!  Thank you again to the Men's Club for the funding to make this possible. 

 

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Public Works Project Updates

 

Basin 6 Sewer Improvement

 

This year's Basin 6 sewer improvement project is in the final stages of construction.  The 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. 

 

Capitol Drive Water Main Project 

 

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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North Shore Health Department Highlights

 

September is National Preparedness Month. Each week we will provide a "How to" tip to help you be prepared. Are you ready for any of our natural disasters? Check out http://www.ready.gov/ and make sure you know what to do in an emergency.    

 

Week 1- How to.... Reconnect with Family After a Disaster: 

 

How will you reconnect with each other? Where will you meet? What if your neighborhood is being evacuated? It's important to make a plan now so that you will know what to do, how to find each other, and how to communicate in an emergency.  Check out these tools to start your family emergency plan today. #NatlPrep

 

Immunizations

 

Immunizations are needed throughout our lifetime.  Have you had a Tdap yet?  This is a tetanus shot with a whooping cough booster.  It is given once after the age of 10-12 years.  If you haven't had a Tdap, you can get this from your health care provider or your local health department.  Appointments are required for our clinics and can be made by calling 414-371-2980.  Upcoming clinics include  

  • Tuesday, September 9, 10-11 a.m. at the Brown Deer office,
  • Thursday, September 11, 3-4:30 p.m. at the Shorewood office, and
  • Tuesday, September 16, 7:30-9 a.m. at the Shorewood office.

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Safety Tips for Carbon Monoxide Exposure

 

What is carbon monoxide? Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless,

tasteless, non-irritating gas produced whenever any carbon-based fuel such as wood, charcoal, gasoline, oil, kerosene, propane, or natural gas is not burned properly (incomplete combustion). CO exposure is responsible for more fatal unintentional poisonings in the United States than any other agent, with the highest incidence occurring during the cold-weather months. How can carbon monoxide poisoning affect you?

  

CO enters the bloodstream and reduces the delivery of oxygen to the body's organs and tissues. Symptoms vary widely based on

exposure level but the most common may mimic the flu and include: mild headache and weakness, dizziness and sleepiness.  You can prevent carbon monoxide exposure:

  • Do have your heating system, water heater and any other gas, oil, or coal burning appliances serviced by a qualified technician every year.
  • Do install a battery-operated or battery back-up CO detector on every level of your home and check or replace the battery when you change the time on your clocks each spring and fall. If the detector sounds, leave your home immediately and call 911.
  • Do seek prompt medical attention if you suspect CO poisoning and are feeling dizzy, light-headed or nauseous.  

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Did You Know?

 

A mature tree in full leaf can use more than 70 gallons of water from the soil a day! Trees can withstand dry conditions, but during extended periods of drought, trees may need extra watering. Even if you let your lawn go dormant, make sure to give your street tree a long, slow watering (remember the root zone extends as far as the crown). An inch of water a week should be sufficient to keep your tree healthy through the dry spell and less susceptible to disease and injury, especially borers.

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Calendar of Events 

 

VHE Pool Closed

Sat., September 6, 2014

 

DPW Compactor/Recycling Center Open

Sat. September 6, 2014, 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

 

VHE Pool Closed

Sat., September 13, 2014  

 

International Beach Clean-Up

Wed., September 17, 2014, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Atwater Park Beach 

 

Plein Air Shorewood

Wed., Thur., Fri., and Sat. September 17-20, 2014 

(see article for more details) 

 

SIS Open House

Thur., September 18, 2014, 6 p.m. 

 

DPW Compactor/Recycling Center Open

Sat., September 20, 2014, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 

 

 

Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Next Village Board Meeting
Village Board Meeting Highlights
Plein Air Shorewood 2014
Happy Birthday Shorewood!
Budget Schedule
August Anniversaries!
Fish & Feather Festival
Lake Bluff School Rain Garden!
Basin 6 Project Update
Health Department Highlights
Weekly Fire Department Safety Tips
Did You Know?
Events

Calendar of Events 

  

Shorewood Foundation Meeting

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

at 4:30 P.M.

Village Hall Committee Room 

 

Parks Commission

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

at 5:30 P.M.

Village Hall Manager's Office

 

Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

at 7 P.M.

Village Hall Committee Room 

  

Library Board Meeting

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

at 5 P.M.

 

Conservation Committee Meeting

Thursday, September 11, 2014  

at 7 P.M.

Village Hall Committee Room 

  

Village Board Meeting

Monday, September 15, 2014

at 7:30 P.M.

 


Quote of the Week

  

"Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less."


 

~~C.S. Lewis

  

 

Health Tip

 

Take a load off.
You know the shooting pain that comes from schlepping a heavy purse or bag? Here's why it happens: Straps compress the auxiliary vein, causing high blood pressure, numbness, tingling, pain, and weakness in the arm. Adults who wear a heavy  backpack for 10 minutes can experience a decrease in blood flow through the blood vessels in their arms.  Try lightening your load a little, or distribute weight more evenly. 

 

Environmental Tip

 

Don't place lamps or TV sets near your air-conditioning thermostat as it senses heat from these appliances, which can cause the air-conditioner to run longer than necessary. 

 

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