May 28, 2015 
Village of Shorewood
Manager's Weekly Memo


Village Board Agenda


The Village Board will meet on Monday, June 1, 2015. These are the agenda items for that meeting:

  1. Consideration of Special Privilege Application for Outdoor Seating in the Public Way at 4521 N. Oakland Ave. for Business Yo Mama
  2. Consideration of Class "A" Fermented Malt Beverage and Intoxicating Liquor Licenses:
    • Hayek's Shorewood Pharmacy, Inc., d/b/a Hayek's Pharmacy, Agent William J. Quandt, 4001 N. Downer Ave.


    • Russian Food and Gifts, Inc., d/b/a Russian Food and Gifts, Agent Nikolay Rogovskiy, 3557 N. Oakland Ave.
  3. Consideration of Class "A" Fermented Malt Beverage Licenses:
    • North Shore Pharmacy, Inc., d/b/a Thompson's Serv-U Pharmacy, Agent Jeffrey J. Lawless, 1421 E. Capitol Dr.
  4. Consideration of Class "B" Fermented Malt Beverage Licenses:
    • The Garden Room, Inc., d/b/a Tochi, Agent Deborah S. Kern, 2107 E. Capitol Dr.
    • Benji's Deli LLC, d/b/a Benji's Deli, Agent Michael D. Price, 4156 N. Oakland Ave.
    • Blackbird Mercantile, d/b/a Draft & Vessel, Agent Nathaniel Davauer, 4417 N. Oakland Ave.
  5. Consideration of Class "B" Fermented Malt Beverage and Intoxicating Liquor Licenses:
    • East Garden LLC, d/b/a East Garden, Agent Sik-Kin WU, 3600 N. Oakland Ave.
    • Hubbard Park Lodge LLC, d/b/a Hubbard Park Lodge, Agent Russel Davis, 3565 N. Morris Blvd.
    • Nehring's Sendiks on Oakland LLC, d/b/a Nehring's Sendiks on Oakland, Agent Anne Finch-Nehring, 4027 N. Oakland Ave.
    • Normco Ltd, d/b/a Harry's Bar and Grill, Agent Elias G. Chedid, 3549 N. Oakland Ave.
    • NSR LLC, d/b/a North Star American Bistro, Agent Michael T. Stoner, 4518 N. Oakland Ave.
    • Oak 4022 LLC, d/b/a Oakcrest Tavern, Agent Richard T. Schmidt, 4022 N. Oakland Ave.
    • St. Robert's Congregation, d/b/a St. Robert's, Agent Rev. Dennis Dirkx, 4019 N. Farwell Ave.
    • Thief Wine LLC, d/b/a Thief Wine Shop and Bar, Agent Philip Bilodeau, 4512 N. Oakland Ave.
    • Three Lions Pub LLC, d/b/a Three Lions Pub, Agent Christopher Tinker, 4515 N. Oakland Ave.
    • Tong Hui, Inc. d/b/a William Ho's Restaurant, Agent William Ho, 3524 N. Oakland Ave.
    • True Light Promotion LLC, d/b/a Falbo's Bros. Pizzeria, Agent Sam Speerschneider, 2213 E. Capitol Dr.
    • Vireo, Inc., d/b/a The City Market, Agent Jeffrey Swanson, 2205 E. Capitol Dr.
  6. Consideration of Reserve Class "B" Fermented Malt Beverage and Intoxicating Liquor Licenses:
    • Camp Bar, Inc., d/b/a Camp Bar, Agent Paul Hackbarth, 4042/4044 N. Oakland Ave.
    • Nana Fusion Japanese Restaurant, Inc., d/b/a Nana Fusion, Agent Lan Qing Zhang, 4511 N. Oakland Ave.
    • La Orangerie, d/b/a North Shore Boulongerie, Agent Gene C. Webb, 4401 N. Oakland Ave.
  7. Consideration of Class "C" Wine Licenses:
    • The Garden Room, Inc., d/b/a Tochi, Agent Deborah S. Kern, 2107 E. Capitol Dr.
  8. Consideration of Annual Cabaret Licenses:
    • Elias Chedid, Harry's Bar & Grill, 3549 N. Oakland Ave.
    • Russel Davis, Hubbard Park Lodge, 3565 N. Morris Blvd.
    • Richard Schmidt, Oakcrest Tavern, 4022 N. Oakland Ave.
    • Christopher Tinker, Three Lions Pub, 4515 N. Oakland Ave.
  9. Consideration of Cigarettes/Tobacco Product Licenses:
    • Shazed Enterprises LLC., d/b/a Oakland BP, 3624 N. Oakland Ave.
    • Lakeshore Mobil, Inc., 2521 E. Capitol Dr.
    • Roettgers Company, Inc., d/b/a Shorewood BP, 1513 E. Capitol Dr.
    • Russian Food & Gifts, 3557 N. Oakland Dr.
    • Village Petroleum LLC, d/b/a Amstar, 4000 N. Wilson Dr.
  10. Consideration of Dry Cleaner Licenses:
    • Capitol Cleaners, Inc., 2102 E. Capitol Dr. 
    • Shorewood Queensway Cleaners, 4300 N. Oakland Ave.
  11. Consideration of Second Hand Article Dealer Licenses:
    • Shorewood Coin Shop, Jeffrey Skaros, 4409 N. Oakland Ave.
    • The Lotus House LLC., d/b/a Rethreads, Jacqueline Iribarren and John Smithson, 1920 E. Capitol Dr.
    • Chattel Changers, Inc., Laura Davis, 2520 E. Capitol Dr.
    • Swanky Seconds LLC, Allison Rozek, 2223 E. Capitol Dr.
    • CC Conrad Jewelers, Volf Beker, 4014 W. Oakland Ave.
  12. Consideration of Second Hand Jewelry Dealers License:
    • Shorewood Coin Shop, Jeffrey Skaros, 4409 N. Oakland Ave.
    • Chattel Changers, Inc., Laura Davis, 2520 E. Capitol Dr.
    • Swanky Seconds LLC, Allison Rozek, 2223 E. Capitol Dr.
    • CC Conrad Jewelers, Volf Beker, 4014 N. Oakland Ave. 
  13. Consideration of Pawnbroker Licenses:
    • CC Conrad Jewelers, Volf Beker, 4014 N. Oakland Ave.
    • Mixa Jewelers, Mikhail Pashkov, 4320 N. Oakland Ave.
  14. Official Designation of Village Clerk and Village Treasurer Duties:
    • Village Manager M. Chris Swartz as the Acting Village Clerk
    • Assistant Village Manager Tyler Burkart as the Acting Deputy Village Clerk
    • Finance Director Mark Emanuelson as the Acting Village Treasurer
    • Assistant Finance Director Cindy Wierzchowski as the Acting Deputy Village Treasurer
  15. Consider Awarding Contract for 2015 Private Lateral Rehabilitation by Lining
  16. Consideration of Street Festival Permit for Village of Shorewood at 3930 N. Murray Avenue for Shorewood Criterium Bike Race on June 18, 2015
  17. Consideration of Implementing a Bike Corral Pilot Program for Providing additional bicycle parking located within an on-street parking space within the commercial district.

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Keep in Touch Shorewood!


One of the best tools for getting information on events throughout the Village is the Keep in Touch e-newsletter. This newsletter is sent out quarterly (next issue is June 1) and has information from the Village Government, Shorewood Library, Shorewood School District, Shorewood BID and other Village Partners regarding what is coming up on the Village Calendar. You can easily sign-up to become one of the thousands who currently receive the newsletter. Don't miss out on what's going on in the Village, Stay Informed! 


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Village Property Assessments


The Village of Shorewood has contracted with Accurate Appraisal, LLC to conduct property assessment work for 2015-2017.  Accurate Appraisal has over 15 years of experience and currently works with 98 Wisconsin municipalities on assessments. 


This year, Accurate Appraisal will physically view only new constructions and remodels as well as those properties whose owners have requested a walk-through. These field inspections will occur at the end of June and early July. For the most part, the revaluation will be done using the previous assessor's data. If Accurate is going to visit your property this year, you will receive a postcard prior to the start of fieldwork. A visit takes approximately 20 minutes. All of Accurate Appraisal's assessors will carry identification and drive marked vehicles. 


Value change notices will be sent mid-July with open book meetings held on Wednesday, July 29and Thursday, July 30 at Village Hall. Open book is an opportunity for you as property owners to:

  • address concerns with your appraisal;
  • learn how the assessment was calculated;
  • see how market activity influenced the assessment; and
  • determine how your property compares to similar properties in the neighborhood.

If you have questions regarding this process, please contact Accurate Appraisal LLC at 1-800-770-3927 or email info@accurateassessor.com.

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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)

iv.  United States Postal Service (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)
       iii.  United States Postal Service (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)
iii.  United States Postal Service (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)
iii.  United States Postal Service (check only)

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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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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May and June Employee Anniversaries!


The Village would like to take a moment to thank its employees who have found more than a job in public service. These employees have found their calling and careers. Without dedicated staff such as those listed below, the Village would simply not be able to run as efficiently or effectively as it does. Thank you for all that you do and your continued service to this Village and its residents.


May Anniversaries

Beth Carey
27 years
Jeffrey Schmidt
Police Department
20 years
Terry Nowak
Public Works
14 years
Nick Taraboi
12 years
Ashley Rieder
5 years
Kyle Pinzer
Public Works
3 years

June Anniveraries

Scott Bohm
Public Works
25 years
Robin Mueller
Public Works
25 years
Judy Kaiser
Public Works
16 years
Armber Ormsby
16 years
Brian Gibson
13 years
Anthony Miller
13 years
Gerry Flynn
11 years
Ian Haas
Manager's Office
1 year



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Please join Shorewood Intermediate School (SIS) students at Culver's, 1325 E. Capitol Dr., on Monday, June 1 to help raise funds for Shorewood's 4th of July.  From 3:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., students will be greeting guests and delivering food to tables. 10% of all proceeds from the evening (dine in and drive-thru) will be donated to the Shorewood Foundation to help offset the costs of the 4th of July parade.  Please consider helping the SIS students as they give back to the community and work to bring four drum and bugle corps to Shorewood's parade!!



What's Lurking in the Background?

Think historically when sorting through old pictures. The subject of old family photos may be someone's new car (no longer remembered), but in the background, there may be a building that no longer exists or a block of new homes before tall trees blocked the view.


Shorewood Historical Society archivist Nancie Baker was delighted to discover the picture (above) of the IGA grocery store in the background of a car accident picture given to the Society by the Police Dept. The IGA store was located on Capitol Drive in the current location of the Wells Fargo Bank drive-through. It is the only picture the Society has of the store, which is a place that Nancie and her family shopped.


The Historical Society is seeking donations of Shorewood related pictures, particularly pictures from the mid-20th century, of businesses, neighborhoods, schools, community celebrations and block parties - anything that will help us to document change over time.


Before old pictures are discarded, check the background. To donate pictures call 414.847.2726 or email the Historical Society.

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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!


Need to brush up on your Shakespeare knowledge before the performance? Check out our new editions of his most popular plays, plus books on his life and work - on display now.



Bike Ridership on the Oak Leaf Trail


Milwaukee County's Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture have released the results of their nearly year-long study of bicycle ridership on the Oak Leaf Trail. The results are very interesting and exciting for all of you bike-friendly Shorewood residents and friends:


This study was conducted from Monday, July 28, 2014 through Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

  • During this period there was a total of 210,875 riders,
  • That's a daily average of 730
  • Maximum Average was in July with 1,777
  • Minimum Average was in February with 151
  • The busiest day of the week is Saturday
  • The busiest single days for the period analyzed were:
    • Saturday, August 9, 2014 with 3,121
    • Saturday, August 23, 2014 with 3,113
    • Sunday, November 2, 2014 with 2,991

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Summer Reading Has Begun! 


Babies, kids and teens can show off their reading superpowers this summer! Sign up for Summer Reading for all ages started 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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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. 


Metro Market Progress


Large deliveries of material to the site have begun to ramp up, particularly the precast concrete panels that comprise most of the new Metro Market building and parking deck. These over-size loads could increase congestion on Oakland Ave from Capitol Dr north to the construction site. Be aware that there could also be temporary parking restrictions posted in this area; we are working to keep these as minimal as possible.

Please use caution and give yourself a few extra minutes of travel time if you will be driving in this area during working hours. All area businesses will operate normally, and no street closures are expected at this time.


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

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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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Health Department Highlights 


Outdoor swimming fun is starting. Take some simple steps to protect your family and others from water borne illness. Teach your children to keep swimming water out of their mouths.  Take frequent breaks to the bathroom.  Do not change diapers at poolside and do practice good hygiene.  Anyone with diarrhea should stay out of the water.


On May 28, 2015 the Oak Creek Health Department is sponsoring an Event for Parents: "How to Recognize Drug Abuse in Your Children."  If you are interested in attending the event is taking place from 6-7:30 p.m. at Parkway Church, 10940 S. Nicholson Rd. Oak Creek, WI 53154. The event is for parents only! No teens or children will be allowed.


No clinics are scheduled for next week. To make an appointment or to find out when the next clinics are please call 414.371.2980 or visit our website.

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Community Event Calendar
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

Shorewood School District Policy Committee Meeting
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 8:45 a.m.
SHS, Admin. Bldg., 1st Floor Conference Room 
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, June 6 from 12 noon-10 p.m. &
Sunday, June 7, 2015 from 12 noon-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 13, 2015 from 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Atwater Park

Shorewood Concert Band Performance
Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Men's Club Chicken Barbecue
Atwater Park

Tour of America's Dairyland Criterium Bike Race 

Thursday, June 18, 2015


See Shorewood Today Magazine (pg. 18) for additional information.


Shorewood, WI
In This Issue
Village Board Agenda
Keep in Touch Shorewood
Village Property Assessments
Summer Reading
4th of July Grand Marshal
Employee Anniversaries!
4th of July Fundraiser
What's Lurking in the Background?
Shakespeare in Shorewood
Bike Ridership on Oak Leaf Trail
Summer Reading Has Begun!
MCTS GOPASS for Seniors
Metro Market Progress
Free Shuttle Service
Health Department Highlights
Calendar of Events 

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

Conservation Committee Meeting
Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Village Hall Committee Room

Public Art Committee Meeting
Friday, June 5, 2015 at 8:30 a.m.
Village Center Conference Room (lower level of Library Building)

Parks Commission Meeting
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.
Village Hall Committee Room

Board of Appeals Meeting
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.
Village Hall Court Room

School Board Meeting
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Shorewood High School

Library Board Meeting
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.
Shorewood Library
Quotes of the Week

"...It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us-that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion-that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain-that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom-and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." 


Excerpt from the Gettysburg Address 

-Abraham Lincoln

Health Tip 


Don't Smoke....If you do, stop.

Environmental Tip


Rotary mowers. Those "old fashioned" hand-powered mowers your grandparents used are making a comeback! Homeowners with smaller lawns find rotary mowers particularly appealing for their maneuverability, low maintenance costs, and minimal environmental impact.

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