May 21, 2015 
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo


Village Board Highlights


The Village Board met on Monday, May 18, 2015. These are the highlights from that meeting:

  1. Approved Special Privilege Application for Outdoor Seating in the Public Way at Commercial Property 4106 N. Oakland Avenue, business Stone Creek Coffee.

  2. Approved Re-appointments for Boards, Committees, and Commissions.

  3. Police Chief Peter Nimmer was sworn in by Police Commission President Timothy Cotter.

  4. Proclamation issued for National Public Works Week on May 17-23.

  5. Disallowed Claim - Mike Slawnikowski, 4530 N. Oakland Ave., Shorewood, WI

  6. Authorized the Issuance of a $5,500,000 Taxable Tax Increment Revenue Bond for TID 3 - Sherman Development Project on Estabrook Parkway South.

  7. Presentation of 2014 Village Financial Audit heard.

  8. Approved Loading Zone Ordinance on Kenmore Place.

  9. Approved Joining the Petition for Supervisory Writ of Prohibition and Request for Temporary Relief Related to Sex Offender Residency Ordinance.

  10. Approved Application for Street Festival Permit, Three Lions Pub, Shorewood Criterium Block Party, 4500 N. Oakland Ave. for June 18, 2015.

  11. Approved Temporary Extension Request Class "B" Premises, Three Lions Pub, Shorewood Criterium Block Party, 4500 N. Oakland Ave., for June 18, 2015.

  12. Approved Staff Request for Changing Village Hall Hours of Operations.

Police Commissioner Timothy Cotter (left) and Police Chief Peter Nimmer (right)

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Memorial Day Weekend Ceremony 

Please plan on attending the 16th Annual Shorewood Memorial Day Weekend Ceremony "Honoring All Veterans" on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 4 p.m. at Atwater Park.  The event is sponsored by the Shorewood Men's Club and North Shore American Legion Post #331.  It is held rain or shine and attendees should bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on to watch the program.


The program features many Shorewood School District students. The Shorewood High School Band and members of the Shorewood Intermediate School and Shorewood High School orchestra will be performing.  The program will include an All Service Color Guard, bagpiper, State and Local Dignitaries, Taps, and 21-Gun Salute.  The featured speakers for the event this year are Peter Nimmer, Shorewood's new Chief of Police, and Jan Zehren, 2015 Veterans of Foreign Wars Wisconsin Middle School Teacher of the Year.


Immediately following the program, the community is invited to a cook-out at North Shore American Legion Post #331 located at 4121 N. Wilson Drive, Shorewood.


Parking Ticket Payment Options Expand to Online and Phone
The Shorewood Police Department is pleased to announce the addition of an online and phone payment option for parking tickets. In order to pay online, visit this website.


You will need the citation number and the license plate number of the vehicle. MasterCard, Visa, and Discover cards are accepted.


You may also pay by phone. Please call 866.449.7574 with your citation information and your MasterCard, Visa or Discover card. There is a flat $2.95 service fee for online and phone payments regardless of the number of parking tickets you're paying at the same time.


As always, you can pay with check, cash, money order and credit card (MasterCard and Visa only) in person at the Shorewood Police Department, 3936 N. Murray Ave. or with a check or money order by U.S. Mail.

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New Village Hall Hours Approved


At the May 18 meeting of the Village Board of Trustees, the Board approved a change in operating hours for the Village Hall.  Effective Monday, June 15, 2015, Village Hall hours will be: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Staff looks forward to continuing to provide you with exceptional service.  Please remember that the following after hour options will also remain available:  

a.    Tax payments  

i.    North Shore Bank Shorewood branches (check or cash)

ii.   On line from the Village website, www.villageofshorewood.org (credit card or e-check -additional fee applies)
iii.    White mailbox in rear of Village Hall (check only)

b.    Utility payments  

i.    On line from the Village website,  www.villageofshorewood.org (credit card only -no additional fee)
ii.    White mailbox in rear of Village Hall (check only)
c.    Invoices (includes Miscellaneous Receivables and Building
i.    On line from the Village website, www.villageofshorewood.org  -(credit card only-no additional fee)
ii.    White mailbox in rear of Village Hall (check only)

d.    Overnight Parking Permits 

i.    White mailbox in rear of Village Hall (check only).  (Please be sure to include lot name.)
ii.    On line (anticipated by July 1) from the Village website (credit card only-additional fee applies)

e.    Additional Accommodations  

i.    Should a special need/emergency arise, staff is willing to accommodate.  Please contact the Village Hall department you need (Customer Service, 414.847.2702 or Planning and Development, 414.847.2640) to make arrangements. 




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Summer Reading Starts May 26!


Babies, kids and teens can show off their reading superpowers this summer! Sign-up in person beginning Tuesday, May 26. Young ones can participate in the Read-to-Me program, encouraging active reading and play to build early literacy skills. Independent readers through 5th grade can sign up for the Reading Club by setting a personal reading goal for the summer. Teens - going into 7th through 12th grade - can sign up for the teen program to complete a BINGO card full of reading and other challenges. All kids who complete the program earn a packet of awesome coupons for activities and food around the County. Get ready to read, Shorewood!

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Shorewood Memory Cafe to Start May 21

Shorewood Connects, in partnership with Three Lions Pub, the Alzheimer's Association, the Milwaukee Public Museum, and the Milwaukee County Department on Aging, is sponsoring a monthly "Memory Cafe" for people experiencing memory issues and their care partners.  The Cafe' will take place on the third Thursday of each month from 2:30-4 pm at Three Lions Pub.  

The idea behind Memory Cafes is to provide an opportunity for people with memory issues (and their care partners) to socialize in an atmosphere that is comfortable and used by all in the community. While the Cafe' is not intended to be a support group, there will be some structured activities and some time set aside for conversation. To learn more about the Cafe' and about special parking that is available contact Wendy Betley at 414.479.8800.

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Shakespeare in Shorewood 

Traveling Shakespeare company Stone Soup Shakespeare will return to Shorewood for their 2nd annual appearance on Saturday, June 6 at 6 p.m. They'll present their take on Much Ado About Nothing - one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies - using the Bard's complete original text plus music, costume, and puppetry to make the play come to life. We invite you to bring a picnic and the family, for this outdoor performance on the library lawn!


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, Attn: Jan Zehren, 4th of July Coordinator, 3930 N. Murray Ave. Nominations are due June 1, 2015.

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2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report  (CAFR) is Now Available


The Village of Shorewood recently completed its 2014 annual external auditing process. The audit results and the CAFR were presented to the Village Board at the May 18 Village Board meeting. The audit results indicated that the financial statements "present fairly, in all material respect, the respective financial position of the governmental activities." As such, there were no material weaknesses or deficiencies identified in the Village's reporting of financial activities. To view the 2014 CAFR you may use this link.

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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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MCTS GOPASS for Seniors


The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) is offering a free transit pass, known as the GO Pass, to eligible riders. The pass allows all Milwaukee County residents 65 and older unlimited free rides on MCTS buses. The free pass will also be available for residents with disabilities who meet certain requirements. The pass can be used immediately. Users must have the pass to receive the free rides.


Persons interested in obtaining a pass must first fill out a GO Pass application.  A MCTS Mobile team will process applications and distribute passes at a one-day-only event hosted by the Shorewood Senior Resource Center (SRC) on Wednesday, June 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lower level of the Shorewood Library, 3920 N. Murray Avenue. Similar events will be held at other senior centers throughout the community. Please contact the MCTS for locations and times.


There are four ways to obtain 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.

Anyone coming to get a GO Pass is encouraged to fill out an application in advance. Applications are available now at MCTS Administration Building (1942 N. 17th Street), or for added convenience, also at the SRC.  The application can be downloaded at RideMCTS and printed. For more information contact Elizabeth Price, Shorewood Senior Resource Center at 414-847-2727 or via email at eprice@villageofshorewood.org. 


Free Shuttle Service to Alternate Pick 'n Save


Free shuttle service is now available 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 East Side Humbolt 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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Metro Market Progress


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

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Health Department Highlights 


May is the National Blood Pressure Education Month.  One in three U.S. adults has high blood pressure (otherwise known as hypertension). Hypertension is called "the silent killer" because it doesn´t have any obvious symptoms but can cause damage to the brain, heart, and kidneys.  Do you know what your blood pressure is?  Call the North Shore Health Department at 371-2980 for an appointment for a free blood pressure screening.


Keep our swimming water disease free this summer! More than 1 in 5 American adults do not know that swimming while ill with diarrhea can potentially make other swimmers sick. Diarrhea is the most common recreational water illness (RWI). Stay out of the water if you have diarrhea so others don't get sick!


May marks the 20th anniversary of Hepatitis Awareness Month in the United States. Although care and treatment can be life-saving, many of the 3 million persons estimated to be living with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection are unaware of their infection and are not receiving preventive services and medical management. To determine your risk level take this short quiz: Hepatitis Risk Assessment


Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required)


-Tuesday May 26, 2015- 4-4:30 p.m.: North Shore Library


Upcoming Adult Health Clinics (appointment required)


-Tuesday May 26, 2015- 8-10 a.m.: Shorewood Office


Blood Pressure Clinics (no appointment necessary)


-Tuesday May 26, 2015- 3:30-4 p.m.- North Shore Library


-Wednesday May 27, 2015- 3:30-5 p.m.: Shorewood Office

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Community Event Calendar


Shorewood Memory Cafe
Thursday, May 21, 2015, 2:30 - 4 p.m.
Three Lions Pub - 4515 N. Oakland Ave.
(See Article for More Info)

No School
Friday, May 22-25, 2015
All Schools

Memorial Day Weekend Ceremony Honoring All Veterans
Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 4 p.m.
Atwater Park
(See Article for More Info)

Shorewood High School Finale Band Concert
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Shorewood High School Auditorium

Shorewood Elementary Schools Band Concert
Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Lake Bluff Elementary School 

UPAF Ride for the Arts
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Northbound and Southbound Lake Drive

Shorewood High School Spring Orchestra Concert
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Shorewood High School Auditorium

6th Grade & Shorewood Intermediate School Orchestra Concert
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Shorewood High School Auditorium

Shorewood Intermediate School Spring Band Concert
Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Shorewood High School Auditorium

St. Robert Parish Fair
Saturday & Sunday, June 6-7, 2015 from 12-7 p.m.
4019 North Farwell Ave. 
Come enjoy games, inflatables, rummage, live music, Saturday BBQ and a Sunday chicken dinner! Entire Community is Welcome!

Shorewood Intermediate & High School Choir Benefit Concert
Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 2 p.m.
Shorewood High School Auditorium

Shorewood High School Graduation
Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 8 p.m.
Shorewood High School Auditorium

44th Annual Shorewood Men's Club Chicken Barbecue
Saturday, June 11, 2015 from 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Atwater Park

Tour of America's Dairyland Criterium Bike Race 

Thursday, June 18, 2015


See Shorewood Today Magazine for additional information


Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Village Board Highlights
Memorial Day Weekend Ceremony
Parking Ticket Payment Options
Summer Reading
Shorewood Memory Cafe
Shakespeare in Shorewood
4th of July Grand Marshal
2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report is Available
Farmers Market
MCTS GOPASS for Seniors
Free Shuttle Service
Metro Market Progress
Health Department Highlights
Calendar of Events 

Village Offices Closed
Memorial Day
Monday, May 25, 2015

Shorewood Library Closed Every Sunday through Labor Day Weekend starting May 24. Also closed May 25. 

Plan Commission
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
Village Hall Court Room

School Board Meeting
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Shorewood High School

Design Review Board
Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 5 p.m.
Village Hall Court Room

Village Board Meeting
Monday, June 1, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Village Hall Court Room

Municipal Court
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 5 p.m.
Village Hall Court Room

Elder Services Advisory Board
Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 4 p.m.
Village Center
Quotes of the Week

"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin."


-William Shakespeare

Health Tip 


To satisfy a sweet tooth without pushing yourself over the calorie edge, even in the late night hours, think 'fruit first'. 

Environmental Tip


Develop healthy soil. Make sure your soil has the right pH balance, key nutrients, and good texture. You can buy easy-to-use soil analysis kits at hardware stores or contact your local County Cooperative Extension Service for a soil analysis.

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