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April 30, 2015 
 
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo

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Village Board Agenda

 

The Village Board will meet on Monday, May 4, 2015. These are the agenda items for that meeting:

  1. Swearing in ceremony for new Village Trustees Davida Amenta and Paul Zovic.

  2. Proclamation for Police Week of May 10-16 and Police Memorial Day May 15.

  3. Presentation of Water Loss and Meter Investigation Phase I Report.

  4. Consider Agreement with City Water, LLC to complete Phase II of Water Loss and Meter Investigations.

  5. Consider application for Temporary Class "B"/"Class B" Retailers License for Surfrider Foundation's Gallery Night at Collectivo Coffee.

  6. Consider Extension of License to Office Area of the Property for Camp Bar.

  7. Appointment of Wesley Brice to the Design Review Board with a term to expire May 31, 2018. 

  8. Appointment of Kathryn Kamm to the Design Review Board with a term to expire May 31, 2017.

  9. Appointment of John Rizzo to the Design Review Board with a term to expire May 31, 2018.

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Conservation Fair and Green Clean Event

 

Come to the Conservation Fair and Green Clean Event this 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. The Shorewood Public Library will be there to show you how you can go green while you read with digital magazines and e-books.

 

Follow this link to the event flyer for more information! 

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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 Saturday, 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.

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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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 FARMERS MARKET COMING TO SHOREWOOD THIS SUMMER

 

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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Fox Point Pool Memberships

 

It's getting to the time of year to think about swimming and laying around like a lizard in the sun. The Fox Point Pool is extending an invitation to all Shorewood residents to obtain a single or family pool membership for the summer. These memberships have historically only been open to Fox Point residents, but now you can take part in the swim courses, swim teams and aquatic fun that our neighbors to the north have enjoyed for years. The season typically lasts from mid June-mid August. The rate structure for memberships is listed below:

 

Family$360
Single Adult$160
Single Child$100

 

For more information on what services are provided by the Fox Point Pool, please call 414.351.8900.

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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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Atwater Park Playground is Being Installed 

 

We have the beginnings of a playground!  Actual installation began earlier this week.  This week's schedule includes the contract installer working through about mid-day Friday at which point the utility crew will begin the stone base placement/ compaction. The site will be fully fenced over this weekend and work will continue Monday, May 4. It is anticipated that the equipment install and base stone will be complete before the end of next week.  

 

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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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Left to right - Trevor Robishaw, DPW; Guy Johnson, Village President; Alex Nelson, DPW; Robin Mueller, DPW and Mike Dondlinger, DPW 
Shorewood Celebrates Arbor Day!


The Shorewood DPW marked Arbor Day with the planting of a red oak in Hubbard Park.  For many years, the Shorewood Men's Club has generously provided funds for Arbor Day plantings in memory of Chuck Kroll and other past members.  A select group of students from Shorewood Intermediate School and their principal Kevin Gemignani were on hand to assist with the planting.  Village President Guy Johnson read the official proclamation.


 

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Climb your Family Tree!


What do you know about your family's past - and why does it matter? Shorewood Public Library and the Shorewood Historical Society present writer Kathy Mangold with a session on researching and writing your family's history. On Tuesday, May 5 at 7 p.m., come prepared to hear Kathy discuss what she learned researching her family's past - in particular her great-grandmother's journey as a turn-of-the-century Orphan Train rider. Kathy will also lead you through some writing activities to prepare you to dig into the past and unearth your story. Bring along writing materials and a small family photo or memento to inspire you. Complete information can be found on the library's event calendar

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MCTS GOPASS for Seniors


Get your Go Pass at the Shorewood Senior Resource Center on Wednesday, June 10, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 

This Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) free transit pass is available for eligible seniors or persons with disabilities. The pass allows Milwaukee County residents 65 and older unlimited free rides on MCTS buses.

 

There are four ways MCTS will confirm eligibility in the program, only ONE of the four is required:

  • Present a government issued picture ID card that includes age (65 and over) and proves residency in Milwaukee County.
  • Present a copy of a Medicare card and a government issued picture ID that proves residency in Milwaukee County
  • Present a doctor's statement describing the nature of your disability on professional letterhead or prescription form AND a government issued picture ID that proves residency in Milwaukee County. You must have your treating physician or a Wisconsin Medical Licensed health care provider complete and sign the second page of the application
  • Present an existing MCTS issued Reduced Fare card and proof of residency in Milwaukee County.

Applications are available in the Senior Resource Center office.

 

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City of Milwaukee Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Sale!

 

 
It's back!  On Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the City of Milwaukee will host a ONE-DAY-ONLY compost bin and rain barrel truckload sale.  Compost food scraps and send less to the landfill. Composting and rainwater harvesting are great ways to promote a healthy lawn and garden, reduce waste and save landfill space, save money on water costs and reduce pollution.

 

 

The event will take place, rain or shine, in the parking lot east of the Wilson Park Senior Center at 2601 W. Howard Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53221.  A limited number of Earth Machine™ compost bins and SYSTERN rain barrels will be available for $45 and $55 respectively (including tax), offering significant savings from regular retail prices of $100 and $120, respectively.  Kitchen collectors will also be available for sale for convenient collection of food waste in the home.  Cash, check and credit cards are accepted, and the event is not restricted to City of Milwaukee residents.   

 

A recent DPW demonstration study showed that households using backyard compost bins divert 25% of their food waste from trash.  That's right - composting is a great way to reduce food waste!  In addition to composting yard waste such as leaves, grass clippings and garden debris, compost fruit and vegetable scraps, coffee grounds and filters, and other organic materials from your home.  For more information on composting and what materials may be composted, visit dnr.wi.gov and search for "compost."  Help move Milwaukee forward towards its goal of reaching 40% landfill diversion! 

 

Harvesting rainwater is the perfect complement to composting efforts.  Did you know that one inch of rain falling on a 1,000 sq. ft. roof harvests up to 600 gallons of rainwater?  Watering your lawn and garden without turning on the tap conserves resources and helps you to save on your water bill.  To learn more about rainwater harvesting, visit freshcoast740.com

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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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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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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.

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Health Department Highlights 

 

One organ donor can save eight lives. 18 people will die every day waiting for an organ transplant.  In honor of National Donate Life Month, please sign up to be a donor

 

No clinics are scheduled for next week.

 

To find out when our clinics are or to schedule an appointment please call 414-371-2980 or visit our website.

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Community Event Calendar

 

TCF Bank Customer Appreciation and Atwater School Fundraiser

Thursday, April 29 through Saturday, May 16, 2015

TCF Bank on Oakland Ave.

 

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. 

 

City of Milwaukee Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Sale

Saturday, May 16, 2015, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

2601 W. Howard Ave., Milwaukee, WI

(See Article for More Information)

 

DPW Compactor Open

Saturday, May 16, 2015, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

 

Tour of America's Dairyland Criterium Bike Race 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Village-Wide

 

Shorewood Plein Air 2015

Thursday, September 17- Saturday, September 19, 2015

Village Wide

(See Article for More Information)

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Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Village Board Agenda
Conservation Fair & Green Clean Event
Free Compost Workshop
Free Shuttle Service
Farmers Market
Fox Point Pool Memberships
Spring Yard Clean-Up!
Atwater Park Playground Progress
4th of July Grand Marshal
Arbor Day Celebration!
Family Tree-Genealogy
MCTS GOPASS for Seniors
Rain Barrel and Bin Sale
Metro Market Progress
Plein Air
Wearable Art Show
Health Department Highlights
Events
Calendar of Events 

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

Municipal Court
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 5 p.m.
Village Hall Court Room

Elder Services Advisory Board Meeting
Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.
Village Center

Conservation Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Village Hall Committee Room

Shorewood Foundation
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at
4:30 p.m.
Village Hall Committee Room

Board of Appeals Meeting
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.
Village Hall Court Room

Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Committee 
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Village Hall Committee Room
Quotes of the Week

Health Tip 

 

Is your energy lagging? Though it may be the last thing you feel like doing when you're tired, exercise -- even a brisk walk -- can be more effective than a nap or cup of coffee at fighting fatigue. 

Environmental Tip

 

Use old T-shirts as rags for cleaning, dusting or wiping up spills. Try to eliminate paper towels. 

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