September 12, 2014 
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo


Village Board Meeting

Monday, September 15, 2014


The Village Board will meet on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Hall Court Room. The Village Board will:

  1. Consider a Special Privilege Request to Install Underground Sprinkler System in the Public Way at Residential Property, 2701 E Beverly Road
  2. Consider a Certified Survey Map for the Development located in the 4100 block of North Oakland Avenue
  3. Consider the Developer's Agreement between the Village of Shorewood and General Capital Group for Development of a Grocery Store and a Mixed-Use Building in the 4100 block of North Oakland Avenue
  4. Consider a Cigarette License for Shahzad Enterprise LLC d/b/a Oakland BP, 3624 N Oakland Avenue
  5. Consider a Reserve "Class B" Alcohol Beverage Grant, NaNa Fusion Japanese Restaurant Inc., 4511 N Oakland Avenue
  6. Consider an Award of Contract for the Department of Public Works Garage Roof
  7. Consider an Urban Forestry Grant Application

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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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Welcome Neighbors Meet and Greet 


Each month, Welcome Neighbors hosts an open meet and greet at a location in Shorewood, meant to help new neighbors get to know the village, and to open up a space to all for a behind-the-scenes look.

The next Welcome Neighbor event is at 5:30 p.m. at North Shore Presbyterian Church, 4048 N. Bartlett Avenue. We'll talk about Shorewood, then enjoy a FREE concert in the courtyard at 6:30 p.m.  Light refreshments will be available.

Please RSVP to the Welcome Neighbor Program, 414.847.2721 or email welcome@villageofshorewood.org, if you would like a Welcome Bag full of informative brochures, coupons and a few goodies from local businesses.

Check out the one-stop registration page the Welcome Neighbor offers you!    



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Atwater School Parking Lot Goes Green


As a part of this year's street reconstruction program, the Village and School District collaborated to improve the parking lot at Atwater School.  The lot now sports new asphalt and fresh stall markings, but this beauty is more than just skin deep.  With the help of a Municipal Best Management Practices program grant from the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, an underground storage and filtration system was installed to collect, store and

 slowly release runoff from the Atwater School parking lot.  This stormwater management system will provide both water quality improvement and combined sewer system performance benefits as runoff from the lot will discharge at a far slower rate.  This is similar to the system installed in the Village Hall parking lot in 2013.


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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:


September 17
6 p.m.
Long Range Financial Plan review
September 22
6 p.m.
Overview/General Government/ Manager/Clerk/Finance/Customer Service/Health
September 29
6 p.m.
Police/Courts/Parking/Other Public Safety
October 1
6 p.m.
Public Works/Utilities
October 7
6 p.m.
Planning/Library/Seniors/ Shorewood Today/Public Art
October 13
6 p.m.
October 21
6 p.m.
Wrap-Up with Village Board


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Capitol Drive Water Main/Road Improvement Project Update


Work will continue on Capitol Drive for the next week as part of the Harbor Development Project located between the Milwaukee River and the Oak Leaf Trail. Below is the contractor's tentative work schedule.  If you have any additional questions, please call Department of Public Works Director Leeann Butschlick at 414.847.2650 or Village Manager Chris Swartz at 414.847.2701.

Friday - September 12, 2014

-          Install sanitary manhole in Sherburn Place

-          Pour concrete roadway back from 8 x 6 tee removal

-          Vac and pour for lightpole base at Estabrook Parkway.  Left lane closure west bound and shift two lanes of east bound traffic over to the south to allow for curb removal.


Saturday - September 13, 2014

-          Sawcut and remove pavement on east side of Estabrook Parkway intersection


Open left turn lane for Wilson Drive 



Monday  - September 15, 2014

-          Relocate light pole

-          Pavement replacement, east side

-          Begin pavement removals on west side cross walk (center area). Left turn lane and one west bound lane to be closed.


Tuesday, September 16 through Friday, September 19

-          Pavement replacement, east side

-          Pavement removal, forming and replacement on west side.

Close one lane each way as needed. 

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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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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 2- Know "How to" plan for specific needs before a disaster.


It's important for older Americans to evaluate their personal needs and make plans to cover those needs in an emergency. Take action and plan before a disaster by:

-Creating a network of neighbors, relatives, friends and co-workers to help you in an emergency.

-Having enough medications and supplies for at least a week or longer

-Having copies of emergency document, including Medicare information


Watch and share this video for more tips and information:  http://youtube.be/SByTKf2rrlg 





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.  The last clinic for September is:    

  • Tuesday, September 16, 7:30-9 a.m. at the Shorewood office, 3930 N Murray Avenue.

"Vaccines - Calling the Shots" premiered on September 10, 2014 at 9 pm on PBS.  The documentary examines the science behind vaccines, the return of preventable diseases and the risks of opting out.  Please check your local cable channel for additional run times. 


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A Fire Exit Plan Could Save Your Life



The key to surviving a fire in your home is to be prepared; all homes should be equipped with a working smoke detector on every level of the home. Smoke detectors should also be placed inside each sleeping area as well as directly outside of the sleeping areas. Although smoke detectors will provide early warning if a fire breaks out in your home, it will not guarantee that you will be able to safely exit your home. If primary exits are blocked, a second means of egress will be your only chance for survival. Developing a fire escape plan customized to your home will help your family determine the safest way to exit the home if a fire breaks out. Below are some general information on smoke detectors, and some general guidelines for developing a fire escape plan for your home.




  • Make a home escape plan. Draw a map of your home showing all doors and windows. Discuss the plan with everyone in your home.
  • Know at least two ways out of every room, if possible. Make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily.
  • Have an outside meeting place (like a tree, light pole, or mail box) a safe distance from the home where everyone should meet.
  • Practice your home fire drill at night and during the day with everyone in your home, twice a year.
  • Practice using different ways out.
  • Teach your children how to escape on their own in case you can't help them.
  • Close doors behind you when you leave.
  • GET OUT AND STAY OUT. Never go back inside for anything.
  • Stay low and go. Crawl to an exit, the closer to the floor the cleaner the air; smoke and toxic gases rise.
  • CALL 911 from outside your home.


These safety tips along with many other fire safety tips can be found at www.nfpa.org 



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Calendar of Events 



VHE Pool Closed

Sat., September 13, 2014  


Welcome Neighbors

Tue., September 16, 5:30 p.m.

North Shore Presbyterian Church

4048 N. Bartlett  

(see article for more details) 


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.


SHS Open House

Tue., September 23, 2014, 6 p.m. 


Shorewood School Board Meeting

Tue., September 23, 7 p.m.

Shorewood High School Library


SHS Homecoming Parade

Tue., September 26, 2014, 5 p.m.


SHS Homecoming Game

Fri., September 26, 2014, 7 p.m. 







Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Village Board Meeting Highlights
Plein Air Shorewood 2014
Atwater School Parking Lot
Budget Schedule
Capitol Drive Road Update
Fish & Feather Festival
Health Department Highlights
Weekly Fire Department Safety Tips

Calendar of Events 


Village Board Meeting

Monday, September 15, 2014

at 7:30 P.M.

Village Hall Court Room



Tuesday, September 16, 2014

at 5 P.M.

Village Hall Court Room


Shorewood Business Improvement District

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

at 8:30 A.M.

Village Hall Committee Room 


Special Village Board Meeting - Long Range Financial Plan

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

at 6 P.M

Village Hall Court Room


Budget and Finance Committee*

Monday, September 22, 2014

at 6 P.M.

Village Hall Committee Room


*See article for complete schedule  



Quote of the Week


"Don't follow where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."


~~Ralph Waldo Emerson



Health Tip



Eat an apple.  Apart from being high in fibre, it also contains natural sugars which prevent the urge to ingest more carbohydrates.  The soluble fibre (pectin) in apple helps you feel full longer because it expands in your stomach and the natural sugar helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels. 

Environmental Tip


  • Do you cook with non-stick cookware? Replace with cast-iron, stainless steel, or glass when possible. Stuck with it? Take care not to overheat it, which releases toxic fumes.
  • Do you use plastic food containers? We recommend glass over plastic. Never microwave food in plastic containers. For babies, use glass or BPA-free plastic bottles.


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