April 24, 2015 
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo


Village Board Highlights


The Village Board met on Monday, April 20, 2015. These are the highlights from that meeting:

  1. Swore in new Shorewood Police Officer Trevor Christian

  2. Issued Proclamation-Police Chief David Banaszynski

  3. Approved allocation of transfer of funds from TIF to the BID facade program in the amount of $45,000

  4. Approved Special Privilege Permit for outdoor seating at Nino's Southern Sides

  5. Approved Refuse Collection Study Contract with RW Management Group

  6. Approved Sanitary Sewer Lining Project

  7. Approved Engineering Services for 2016 Capital Project Program with Strand and Associates and Clark Dietz

  8. Approved stair replacement at the Hubbard Park River Club

  9. Appointed Bryan Koester to the Design Review Board with a term to expire May 31, 2018

  10. Appointed Jameson Auer to the Recreation Advisory Board with a term to expire May 31, 2017

  11. Adopted resolution to allow Farmers Market

  12. Approved contract for the Police Commission recommended Police Chief 

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New Police Chief


Shorewood's Police Commission has hired Peter A. Nimmer as the Village's new police chief and his contract was unanimously approved by the Village Board. Nimmer, who becomes the 9th Police Chief in the history of Shorewood's Police Department, officially starts on Monday, May 18. He looks forward to working with residents, businesses, schools and visitors. More details here.

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Free Shuttle Service to Alternate Pick 'n Save.


Free shuttle service will begin on Saturday, April 25, 2015 for residents who would like to continue to shop at Pick 'n Save during the construction and temporary closure of the Shorewood location.


The shuttle will run as long as it is in demand.( Efforts will be made to provide notification if the shuttle is no longer operating. Please call Max Dickman, Director of Real Estate Development at 414.231.5887 for the status of the shuttle.)


Saturday Shuttle 


Library Pick-Up (3920 N Murray Avenue entrance): 10 and 10:30 a.m.
Closed Pick 'n Save Pick-Up (bus stop at the NE corner of Oakland and Wood: 10:05 and 10:35 a.m.

Departs Glendale Store: 11:15 and 11:45 a.m.

Thursday Shuttle

Library Pick-Up (3920 N Murray Avenue entrance): 2 and 2:30 p.m.
Closed Pick 'n Save Pick-Up (bus stop at the NE corner of Oakland and Wood): 2:05 and 2:35 p.m.

Departs Glendale Store: 3:15 and 3:45 p.m.

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New Assistant Village Manager


Please welcome Tyler Burkart, the new Assistant Village Manager of the Village of Shorewood.  Tyler will be administering human resources, coordinating Village communication efforts, conducting research, and serving as a staff liaison for several Village committees.  He was previously the Assistant to the City Administrator for the City of Woodbury, MN.  Prior to working for the City of Woodbury, Burkart interned for the Cities of Janesville, Middleton and Onalaska as well as Johnson County in Kansas.  


Tyler received his Bachelor's degree from UW- La Crosse in Public Administration and Political Science and his Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Kansas.


Tyler and his wife, Jess, are originally from Southern Wisconsin and are extremely excited to be able to call Shorewood their home (literally as an offer was accepted yesterday for a new home in the Village).  In his free time, Burkart enjoys golfing, cheering for Wisconsin sport teams, going for walks and bike rides with his wife and volunteering.

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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.



Small Plates Week Spotlights Shorewood Culinary Creativity


The Shorewood Business Improvement District presents Small Plates Week, April 20-26.  This event offers the perfect chance to sample great neighborhood cuisine without taking a bite out of your wallet.  Shorewood restaurants and food businesses listed below have created one or more delicious small plate items priced from $3-$8.


Small Plates Week gives local food & beverage establishments the opportunity to spotlight their Chef's talent and creativity through original small plate concepts or to showcase existing menu or store items that are available at a special price.  The menu includes appetizers, small entrees and desserts with something to please everyone.


 Participating businesses include:

  • Benji's Deli & Restaurant
  • Culvers
  • Falbo Brothers Pizza
  • Goody Gourmets
  • Harry's Bar & Grill
  • North Shore Boulangerie
  • OakCrest Tavern
  • Three Lions Pub

A recent study found that consumers are eating small plates or downsized portions in a variety of ways-as starters (39 percent), snacks (14 percent) and as sides (19 percent)-proving their flexibility, but a third of the time they are eaten instead of more expensive main entrees.


Visit any of these participating food and beverage locations this weekend during their lunch and dinner hours of operation and sample their special small plates.  For more information on Shorewood Small Plates Week, including business hours and a specific list of available small plate items, follow the linkDuring the week of April 20, small plate items will be spotlighted via the Shorewood BID Facebook page and a Small Plates Week contest will award a $100 gift certificate.        

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Shorewood - your wait is over! This summer will mark the launch of the Village's first Farmers Market, which will open on Sunday, June 28 and continue every Sunday through November 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Atwater Elementary School's west playground.


The Shorewood Farmers Market is sponsored by the Shorewood Foundation in partnership with the Village of Shorewood and the Shorewood School District.  Resident Tia Torhorst has volunteered to lead the effort to bring a Farmers Market to Shorewood.


 "We will have the opportunity to directly engage with growers and producers of food and agricultural products, teach our kids about the importance of our agricultural roots and, literally, break bread with our neighbors. Shorewood Foundation, the Village and School District all agreed that this is an amazing opportunity to plant a seed and watch what will grow this summer," Tia said.


The Farmers Market is now working to secure vendors for the market that may include fruits, vegetables, baked goods, preserves and canned goods as well as flowers and seedlings.   The website www.shorewoodfarmersmarket.com is in development. Torhorst invites everyone to look for more details and 'like' the Farmers Market Facebook Page

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Nominate Shorewood's 4th of July Grand Marshal


Honor a deserving Shorewood resident who has made significant contributions to the life of the community, usually as a volunteer, by nominating him/her as a 4th of July Grand Marshal.  Grand Marshals ride, in a place of honor, in Shorewood's 4th of July parade and are recognized publicly at Atwater Park, prior to the fireworks. A letter of nomination, that includes the specifics as to why the person is being nominated, along with the contact information of the nominee and the person nominating, should be sent to: Shorewood Village Hall, 3930 N. Murray Ave. to the attention of Jan Zehren, 4th of July Coordinator. Nominations are due June 1, 2015.

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Volunteers Needed for Spring Yard Clean-up!  


The Spring Yard Clean-up is set for Saturday, May 9 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. when we will again match volunteers with older and disabled homeowners in Shorewood to help them get ready for Spring.  Form a group of friends or family to spend a couple hours making a difference in your community! Please sign up by May 1 by emailing or calling Michelle Boehm at 414.698.4369.  You will need your own rake, but a light breakfast is provided.

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Plein Air Festival Returns this Fall!


Art lovers will be excited to hear that the third annual Plein Air Shorewood 2015 Event - a community celebration of the arts brought to you by the volunteer Public Art Committee- will return to the Village of Shorewood from Thursday to Saturday, September 17-19.


This year's festival, which will bring up to 100 juried, professional artists and 3,000 visitors to the Village of Shorewood, will feature three days of live art, music, community events and more to be announced.


It will culminate with a Gala and art sale which will be located in an outside art gallery housed under a large tent on the Shorewood High School grounds.   All events will be free to the public.


The festival is currently recruiting Plein Air artists who are invited to send in their application by April 30 to participate in this fun event.  The Plein Air Festival will also be looking for Shorewood host families to volunteer to house artists during the event. Each host family who sponsors an artist to stay in their home will receive an original work of art from the artist (of the artist's choosing). Any questions regarding Plein Air Festival and residents interested in hosting an artist should contact the program through e-mail. 

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Shorewood Schools Receive Grants!!!


The Shorewood School District is excited to announce a major grant to support athletics and a matching grant to support advanced learning opportunities. 


A grant of more than $1 million to complete improvements to Shorewood High School's Athletics Field Facilities and an additional matching grant of $500,000 to support STEM/STEAM and Expeditionary Learning at Shorewood Schools have been provided by an anonymous community foundation.


Pending approval from the Shorewood School Board, a grant worth $1,183,000 from the anonymous community foundation will support the completion of facility improvements at the Shorewood High School Athletics Field.


These funds will be directed toward the following improvements:
  • Construction of New Concessions, Bathrooms & Team Rooms Under Current Bleachers 
  • Construction of a Permanent, Small Masonry Booth on the Path to the Athletics Field
  • Track and Field Improvements, including Repainting Track Lines, High Jump Pit Installation, Pole Vault Pit Installation, Improvements to Long Jump Boards and Lines
  • Repaved Path to the Athletics Field and the Area Behind the Field
  • Landscaping and Physical Improvements

In addition to the grant to support the Shorewood High School Athletics Field Facilities, the anonymous community foundation has also offered a matching grant of $500,000 to support STEM/STEAM and Expeditionary Learning at Shorewood Schools. Receipt of this matching grant is dependent upon the Shorewood School District raising matching funds equal to $500,000 by December 31, 2015. 


The matching funds will support:

  • Expeditionary Learning Curriculum Implementation & Teacher Professional Development for Elementary Schools
  • Expeditionary Learning Experiences for Students: Trips, Travel, Exploration
  • STEM/STEAM Program and Curriculum Development & Teacher Professional Development for SIS & SHS
  • Support for Extracurricular STEM Activities, Student Team Registrations, Resources, and Travel for FIRST Robotics, Tech Challenge, Lego League, and Other Activities
  • New Maker Space for Innovation

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Metro Market Progress


Work on the interior footings and foundation walls continued this week. Because these elements are so critical, several tests must be conducted before the work is carried out. Soil bearing tests are conducted to ensure the soils will handle the load of the building. The concrete to be used is also tested to confirm it has the correct attributes and strength.


To keep up with the Metro Market project, you can:  

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Come Out and P.L.A.Y. !


On Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., join us for our first ever Community P.L.A.Y. day. Through partnerships with the North Shore Health Department, Outpost Natural Foods and others, we bring you a slate of Play, Learning & Literacy Activities for You & Your Young Children. Families with young children will get to see some hands-on demonstrations, discover how your children learn through play, and take home a wealth of ideas (and some fun and easy handmade learning toys).

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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! 


Free Compost Workshop


For anyone who is interested, there will be a  a free compost workshop offered as part of the Shorewood Conservation Fair on May 2, 2015 at the Shorewood HS Community Garden at 12 p.m. This will be a basic course with formal instruction, hands-on demonstration, and lots of Q&A. And if you are curious about what's happening to the 2800 lbs. of kitchen scraps we've diverted from the trash stream, this is an opportunity to check it out first hand. Please tell your friends and neighbors.


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.


Keep Your Pooch on a Leash...it's the Law!

The State of Wisconsin holds dog owners and keepers liable for all damages caused by dogs that run at large.


No dog or cat shall be at large; any police officer, sanitary inspector or Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission officer may seize and cause to be impounded, at the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission facility, any such dog or cat found at large.

It shall be unlawful for the owner or keeper of any dog or cat to permit or allow such dog or cat to be at large. It shall be presumed that a dog or cat is at large with the permission or knowledge of its owner or keeper. Any person violating the provisions of this subsection shall be subject to the penalties hereinafter provided.

The owner of a dog or cat which has been impounded at the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission facility shall be required to pay fees as enumerated in the Village Fee Schedule before the animal may be reclaimed.
Source: 192-4 Dogs and Cats at Large


Join the Shorewood Police Department on Nixle! 

Nixle is a community information service provider built exclusively to provide secure and reliable communications. Its authenticated service connects the Shorewood Police Department to residents in real time, delivering information to residents of specific neighborhoods.

Information is instantly available over cell phones via text message, email, and over the web (similar to Twitter).

Due to the safety concerns and staffing, these messages will not be sent while the crime, search or incident is in progress but as soon after as possible. 

This service is intended to inform citizens of major incidents or on-going crime trends in and around Shorewood, and to post other important or informational releases from the Shorewood Police.

  • Not all crimes and incidents are included.

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Health Department Highlights 


Staff attended the Safe Kids Southeastern Wisconsin monthly coalition meeting.  During the meeting a member of the Wauwatosa Health Department presented on their childhood injury prevention activities. Fliers were also sent out to advertise upcoming car seat check events. To find out about upcoming car seat events or where you can get a car  seat checked, please visit the website.  


The health officer and nursing supervisor participated in the quarterly Board of Health meeting.  The health department's 2014 Annual Report was presented and copies are available at the Shorewood and Brown Deer offices. Pick one up to learn more about what the health department accomplished last year.


Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required)


-Tuesday, April 28, 2015: 4-4:30 p.m.- North Shore Library


Upcoming Blood Pressure Clinics (no appointment necessary)


-Tuesday, April 28, 2015: 3:30-4 p.m.- North Shore Library


Upcoming Adult Health Clinic (appointment required)


-Tuesday, April 28, 2015: 8-10 a.m.- Shorewood Office

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Senior Resource Center Highlights


The Shorewood Senior Resource Center (SRC) celebrated its 15th anniversary this month at a special luncheon and party with more than 70 in attendance.


Highlights included:


-Chief of Police, David Banaszynski was recognized for his 35 years of service and dedication to the Shorewood community. The Chief shared warm memories of growing up in Shorewood, and how he helped promote intergenerational policing. A tongue-in-cheek "Proclamation" was read awarding him a lifetime pass to the SRC. The pass, larger than a license plate, was hung around his neck and the Chief was ordered to "have this pass on your person at all times!"


The  winning submission "Tree of Ages" in the SRC art competition  for Shorewood High School students)  was displayed. The art competition's theme was  "Intergenerational Shorewood." There were six entries, and the first place prize  ($1,000) came from money donated to the Senior Resource Center in memory of members who had passed on.


Newly formed SRC chorus "Young at Heart" premiered at the event.  Their spirited songs, choreography and skits brought laughs and applause. 


Longtime Shorewood resident,  and SRC Charter member, Sue Rebholz, led her "Reb's Readers" in their swan song  performance, which was very well received as always.


Beautiful floral centerpieces, created by DPW employee Judy Kaiser, were the much coveted door prizes.


All in all, a real feel good celebration; the type of event which can only happen in a village like Shorewood!

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Community Event Calendar


Healthy and Safe Saturday

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

Shorewood Public Safety Building

(See Article for More Information)


Come Out and P.L.A.Y. ! Event

Saturday, April 25, 2015, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Shorewood Public Library

(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)


DPW Compactor Open

Saturday, May 2, 2015, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 


Tour of America's Dairyland Criterium Bike Race 

Thursday, June 18, 2015



Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Village Board Agenda
New Police Cheif
Free Shuttle Service
New Assistant Village Manager
Healthy and Safe Saturday
BID Small Plates Event
Farmers Market
4th of July Grand Marshal
Spring Yard Clean-Up!
Plein Air
Shorewood Schools Receive Grants
Metro Market Progress
Come Out and P.L.A.Y. !
Conservation Fair & Green Clean Event
Free Compost Workshop
Wearable Art Show
Leash Law
Nixle Alerts
Health Department Highlights
Senior Resource Center Highlights
Calendar of Events 

Plan Commission Meeting
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
Village Hall Court Room

School Board Meeting
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Shorewood High School Library

Community Development Authority Meeting
Friday, May 1, 2015 at 7:30 a.m.
Village Hall Committee Room

Village Board Meeting
Monday, May 4, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Village Hall Court Room
Quotes of the Week

"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams." 


-Dr. Seuss 

Health Tip 


We need at least 90 mg of vitamin C per day and the best way to get this is by eating at least five servings of fresh fruit and vegetables every day. So hit the oranges and guavas! 

Environmental Tip


Prioritize: Make time for what matters. Eliminate things that don't. Don't waste time, money, energy, or resources on the wrong things. Do you know what matters most to you?

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