April 2, 2015 
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo


Village Board Agenda


The Village Board will meet on Monday, April 6, 2015. These are the agenda items for that meeting:

  1. Proclamation - 125th Anniversary of the founding of the General Federation of Women's Clubs

  2. Proclamation - Arbor Day in Shorewood

  3. Consider Resolution supporting the continued protection of Downer Woods

  4. Consider 2015 PPII Program project and funding

  5. Consider multiple outdoor dining special privilege permits

  6. Consideration of engineering services for construction inspection for Estabrook roadway extension and Menlo Blvd watermain projects

  7. Consider Village parking lot maintenance project

  8. Authorization to fill vacant Clerk/Treasurer position

  9. Consider Resolution opposing the elimination of personal property taxes

  10. Consider request of funding for a new Barracuda backup device

  11. Consider Street Festival Permit for Wisconsin Surfrider Foundation c/o Eric Gietzen, August 22, 2015 at Atwater Park and Beach

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Election News!


An Election for Nonpartisan Offices and State Referendum will be conducted on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 for the Justice of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, numerous Circuit Court Judge Branches, Village President, two (2) Village Trustees and School Board Races.


All three (3) polling locations will be used for the April 7, 2015 Election.


Library/Village Center
3920 North Murray Avenue
1, 2, 3, 4
Shorewood High School
1701 East Capitol Drive
5, 6, 7, 8
Lake Bluff School
1600 East Lake Bluff Boulevard
9, 10, 11, 12





Absentee voting and registration in the Clerk's Office, 3930 North Murray Avenue, will conclude on Friday, April 3, 2015 at 5 p.m. and registration will resume on Election Day at each polling location. Please remember to bring proof of residence when you are registering to vote.


If you have any additional questions regarding Election Day,
please contact the Village Clerk, Sherry Grant, at 414.847.2608.



Metro Market Ground Breaking


The groundbreaking for the new Metro Market development was held this past Tuesday, March 31. Community members, business representatives and officials were in attendance to shovel some Shorewood soil and get the project off to a great start.


Sign up to receive project alerts from the Village.  The Village also has project renderings and a construction schedule on the website.



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April is Shorewood Reads Month!


As declared by the Village Board, April is Shorewood Reads month. We invite you to participate!


Celebrate by reading Shotgun Lovesongs by Wisconsin author Nickolas Butler. Then come together with your neighbors to discuss and enjoy the book, its themes, and its author, April 11-16th.


You're invited: Whether you are a lifelong Shorewood resident, or new to the Village. Whether you're retired and looking for a way to meet new people, or a young professional looking to create ties in the Village. Whether you're a high school student or a parent of a high school student or a grandparent of a high school student - or don't know any high school students at all. Whether you own a business or are studying for a degree. Whether you live or work or play in Shorewood, or do all three or none. You're invited!


Full schedule of events:


-Saturday, April 11, 6:30-9 p.m. - Shorewood Lovesongs in Concert at Three Lions Pub

An evening of music and art, featuring readings from Shotgun Lovesongs, local music and good times for the whole family.


-Monday, April 13, 10 a.m. - Shotgun Lovesongs discussion at Colectivo

Grab a coffee and a pastry and talk about the book with Shorewood Library librarians Hayley and Emily.


-Tuesday, April 14, 7 p.m. - Shotgun Lovesongs discussion at Camp Bar

Grab a beer or an old-fashioned and talk about the book with Shorewood Library librarians Hayley and Emily.


-Thursday, April 16, 10 a.m. - Nickolas Butler on Writing and Publishing - Shorewood Library

An intimate session with Butler, especially for aspiring writers and those interested in the publishing process. Co-sponsored by Red Oak Writing.


-Thursday, April 16, 7:00 p.m. - Nickolas Butler visit and book signing - Shorewood Library

Your chance to get all your questions answered by the author himself! Books for sale from Boswell Book Company, drawing for Boswell gift certificates to purchase Butler's next book, and books signed after the talk. The evening is open to all and does not require ticket purchase, but we will have limited seating so plan to arrive by 6:30 p.m. Overflow seating may be available.


 Senior Resource Center Health Fair




Many thanks to the following for their enthusiastic participation in the Senior Resource Center Health Fair yesterday:

  • UWM College of Nursing 
  • HealthReach Rehabilitation
  • North Shore Fire and Health Departments
  • MFW Law Firm,
  • Milwaukee County Department on Aging
  • Mimi Oxman, Sivakumari Pattormadom Parvati, Judy Spencer and all the SRC Volunteers

We had record attendance! 85 people from seven communities enjoyed healthy snacks, an Indian cooking demonstration, lively Zumba Dance class, screenings for blood pressure, grip strength, memory, hearing and vision, and information was provided on all of the helpful resources for active aging in our community.


Thank you one and all for a smashing success .  This is another example of why Shorewood was named one of the best intergenerational communities in the nation!

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Healthy & Safe Saturday at the 

Shorewood Police and North Shore Fire Station
3936 N. Murray Ave. Saturday, April 25, 2015
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Hands-only CPR training - North Shore Fire Department
The North Shore Fire Department will provide training on the hands-only CPR. This life saving technique can be taught in about ten minutes.



Blood Pressure check - North Shore Health Department
Take five minutes to find out about the number one killer of adults--high blood pressure-- which can lead to heart attacks, strokes and death. Find out your numbers!


Crime Prevention information - Shorewood Police Department
Members of the Shorewood Police Department will be on hand to provide information on how to keep your home and property safe.  We will also give tours of the fire and police stations, the jail cells, the squad cars and fire trucks, so bring your camera!


New Neighbor's information - Shorewood New Neighbor's Program
This program gives new residents a chance to learn about what Shorewood has to offer. You will be amazed by all of the good things happening in Shorewood.



Thinking of Building a Fence, Deck or Patio?


The most common building projects in the springtime is the construction of a fence, deck or patio. A building permit is required for these projects along with a survey marking where you plan to build. (The Village has many surveys on file, so please check with us if you do not have one.) You may not be aware that patios and decks cannot be constructed within a property's zoning setbacks, typically a minimum of three (3) feet from a properties side and rear boundaries.  Patios that are located within a front yard must also be approved by the Design Review Board.  


Informational brochures are available on the Village's website or in the Planning & Development Department. Contact the Planning and Development Department staff at 414.847.2640 for any building project you may be planning.

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Conservation Fair and Green Clean Event


Come to the Conservation Fair and Green Clean Event on Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Atwater School parking lot.  Learn more about Shorewood's green efforts and how you can help clean out your house and garage and save many items from the landfill.   


Follow this link to the event flyer for more information! 


Wanted: Shorewood Foundation Directors 


Do you love living in Shorewood?  Do you enjoy working with other dedicated professionals to make a positive impact on the community? Then consider applying to be a Director for the Shorewood Foundation.  We are looking for committed individuals with financial, event planning, public relations, social media, and/or development/fundraising knowledge to join our volunteer board. Please return an application by April 15.  Please contact Alicia Domack with questions.

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Wearable Art Show

The Shorewood Women's Club, in conjunction with the Friends of Shorewood Library, is pleased to present the 11th Annual Wearable Art Show on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Shorewood Village Center, Lower Level, 3920 N. Murray Avenue.


A variety of vendors from jewelry to fashion, silk-appliqued clothing-purses-felt-shawls-scarves-pins-hats. There will be a silent auction, prizes every half-hour, coffee and a bake sale. Admission is $2 at the door. Please call 414.964.8448 with any questions.


Health Department Highlights 



North Shore Health Department staff completed an inventory check of emergency preparedness materials at both the Brown Deer and Shorewood offices. Outdated or expired supplies will be replaced.  Periodic inventory checks ensure that in an emergency needed supplies are easily accessible and ready to go.


Staff met with community members, trustees, police, fire and elected officials of Shorewood to talk about and work on raising awareness regarding the current rise in heroin use.  An event is being held on April 20, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. at Nicolet High School titled "Heroin in the North Shore: What Every Parent Needs to Know." This event is open to the public and sponsored by REDgen, a community action group committed to working together across systems to promote balance and resiliency in the lives of youth and families.


Staff completed their annual respirator fit testing. Fit testing ensures that Health Department employees wear correctly-fitted masks in emergency situations or when dealing with any airborne disease, such as tuberculosis.


The Health Officer attended a monthly preparedness meeting that focuses on an upcoming regional exercise to evaluate local medical countermeasure dispensing strategies in the event of a public health emergency. Staff from North Shore Health Department will be observing the exercise in May to improve our own preparedness plans.


Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required)


-Thursday April 9, 2015: 3-4:30 p.m.- Shorewood office


To schedule an appointment please call 414.371.2980.

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Community Event Calendar


Shorewood School District Spring Break-Schools Closed

Monday, March 30-Friday, April 3, 2015


General Elections

Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.

(See Article for More Information)


Shorewood Intermediate School/Shorewood High School Jazz Concert

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 7 p.m.


DPW Compactor Open

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. 


Healthy and Safe Saturday

Saturday, April 25, 2015, 9 -11 a.m.

Shorewood Public Safety Building

(See Article for More Information)


Shorewood Conservation Fair & Green Clean Event

Saturday, May 2, 2015, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Atwater School Parking Lot

(See Article for More Information)


Wearable Art Show

Saturday, May 2, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Village Center

(See Article for More Information)


Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Village Board Agenda
Election News!
Metro Market Ground Breaking
Shorewood Reads Update
Senior Resource Health Fair
Healthy and Safe Saturday
Project Planning Tips
Shorewood Conservation Fair & Green Clean Event
Volunteer Opportunities
Wearable Art Show
Health Department Highlights
Calendar of Events 

Village Hall Offices Closed
Friday, April 3, 2015

DPW Compactor Open
Saturday, April 4, 2015
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Village Board Meeting
Monday, April 6, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Village Hall Court Room

School Board Meeting
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at
7 p.m.
Shorewood High School Library

Library Board Meeting
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.
Shorewood Public Library

Design Review Board Meeting
Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 5 p.m.
Village Hall Committee Room
Quotes of the Week

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." 


-John Lennon 

Health Tip 


 Wear a pedometer. New research suggests that routinely wearing a pedometer encourages people to walk about an extra mile each day, lose weight, and lower their blood pressure. Aim for at least 30 minutes of brisk walking and a total of 10,000 steps per day.

Environmental Tip


Use natural lighting whenever possible. Actively try not to use energy.

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