June 4, 2015
Village Board Highlights

The Village Board met on Monday, June 1, 2015. These are the highlights from that meeting:

  1. Approved Special Privilege Application for Outdoor Seating in the Public Way at 4521 N. Oakland Ave. for Business, Yo Mama
  2. Approved Class "A" Fermented Malt Beverage and Intoxicating Liquor Licenses
  3. Approved Class "A" Fermented Malt Beverage Licenses
  4. Approved Class "B" Fermented Malt Beverage Licenses
  5. Approved Class "B" Fermented Malt Beverage and Intoxicating Liquor Licenses
  6. Approved Reserve Class "B" Fermented Malt Beverage and Intoxicating Liquor Licenses
  7. Approved Class "C" Wine Licenses
  8. Approved Annual Cabaret Licenses
  9. Approved Cigarettes/Tobacco Product Licenses
  10. Approved Dry Cleaner Licenses
  11. Approved Second Hand Article Dealer Licenses
  12. Approved Second Hand Jewelry Dealers Licenses
  13. Approved Pawnbroker Licenses
  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. Contract  Awarded for 2015 Private Lateral Rehabilitation by Lining
  16. Approved Street Festival Permit for Village of Shorewood at 3930 N. Murray Avenue for Shorewood Criterium Bike Race on June 18, 2015
  17. Approved implementation of a Bike Corral Pilot Program for providing additional bicycle parking located within an on-street parking space within the commercial district.
For a full list of businesses re-licensed under the items above, please see the Village Board Meeting Agenda for Monday, June 1, 2015.
Shorewood Criterium Bike Races!

We want to showcase bicyclists of all ages around Shorewood with our first Criterium Photo Contest. From Monday, June 8-Thursday, June 18, submit any photo of you and/or your family riding a bike (any picture which includes a bike will qualify) to the Facebook page for the Business Improvement District.  


Win great prizes from Rainbow Jersey, Performance Running Outfitters, 

Fyxation and more.


-Performance Running Outfitters 
Runner's Gift Basket -estimated total value: $80 includes: $30 gift certificate, socks, visor, shoe laces, t-shirt.   
-Rainbow Jersey-Gift card for $50 worth of product

-Fyxation Milwaukee
Humboldt Roll Top back pack, which are Milwaukee Made, and a $50 gift card to the shop. Total value of $150.

-BikeLaneR- Innovative tail light creates instant bike lane for extra safety at night! - Value $40.00 
Annual Men's Club Chicken BBQ
For the last 44 years, the Shorewood Men's Club has held their Chicken BBQ on the second Saturday in June (June 13 this year). It is one of the summer's first events and helps kick-off the many summer activities Shorewood has to offer. All money raised at the BBQ goes back to the community in the form of grants and scholarships. 


The Shorewood Men's Club, a civic group founded in 1956 is a strong supporter and popular group in the Village of Shorewood. The group was originally founded as a way for men to meet, get to know neighbors and a way to give back to the community. Please support the Shorewood Men's Club by attending their Annual Chicken BBQ at Atwater Park on Saturday, June 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. There will be chicken, ribs, ice cream, beer and soda and music all day. Good food, good music and good friends - a great way to enjoy your day.  

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 29 and 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 .

New Village Hall Hours
The Village Board of Trustees have 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. 



"Rider vs. Driver" Commuting Challenge
Monday, June 8, 2015 from 7-8:30 a.m., the Greater Shorewood Bikers (GSB) is hosting The Greater Milwaukee 2015 "Rider vs. Driver" Commuter Challenge. What's the best way to get to work, bike or car? Which way is faster, healthier, more economical, and better for the environment? Where's a good place to get a great cup of coffee or a fuel-efficient car in Milwaukee? Join us as GSB as its panel of celebrity riders, drivers and experts answer these and many other questions. This year, it's "bike dealer vs. car dealer" as GSB and the Bike Fed present:
The Rider: U.S. Olympic Medal Winner Brent Emery (owner Emery Cycle)
The Driver: Auto Racing Legend David Hobbs (owner David Hobbs Honda)

The Experts: Dr. David Waters, Pediatrician and Bike Fed Board Member
Start Location: Colectivo Coffee, 4500 N. Oakland Ave., Shorewood
Finish Location: The Calling di Suvero statue (a/k/a The Sunburst statue) O'Donnell Park, Downtown Milwaukee.


Oak Leaf Trail Access Temporarily Closed

The portion of the Oak Leaf Trail path next to the new Harbor Chase development closed starting June 1, at approximately 2:30 p.m.


The closure is temporary--approximately 10 days--due to the removal of the sidewalk and the last 10 feet of the bike path for construction of the Capitol Drive entrances to the Harbor Chase development.

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.

Metro Market Progress

The site of the former Pick 'n Save looks decidedly different. The front face of the building was taken down to make way for the new Metro Market. To see the demolition in action, click on the link. (The action starts at 2:40)

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

Free Shuttle Service to Alternate Pick'n Save


Free shuttle service is still 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 Store3:15 and 3:45 p.m.

Sustainable Shorewood Tip of the Week        

Receive and pay your bills electronically. Almost everything from your phone bill to your credit card statement can be viewed online and often these companies will discount you a few dollars for going paperless. Ask your service providers about it and set it up to reduce paper production. The Village offers online payments for nearly every service.

Health and Safety Life Hacks    

With the weather outside warming up it is important to remember safe and healthy ways to enjoy the outdoors.The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has put together a list of very important reminders regarding the health and welfare of children (and adults) in the sun and heat. Please take a moment to go through this information via the link to their website above. For additional information, please visit the Healthy Children website.

Fire Department Highlights  

On the afternoon of Tuesday June 2, 2015 at approximately 3:31 p.m., the Bayside Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call from a passerby reporting smoke and flames coming from an apartment building in the area of East Capitol Drive and North Larkin Street in Shorewood. Fire and law enforcement units were dispatched immediately. Shortly after the first call, additional callers began to call the communications center reporting the fire. The first arriving law enforcement units reported a fire on the second floor of the apartment building at 1550 E. Capitol Drive. The first fire unit arrived shortly after the arrival of Shorewood Police and reported smoke showing from a second floor window and the roof. They upgraded the call to bring additional resources to the scene........Read on.....
"It was determined during the investigation that there were no smoke alarms sounding on the arrival of fire companies. No working smoke alarms were found inside the apartment of origin"

Police Department Highlights  

The Shorewood Police Department has announced 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 which is assessed per violation.


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.

Health Department Highlights        

  • School will soon be out and everyone should watch their children playing outside. Parents should also teach their children safety around cars.  Children must be taught not to play around or inside cars.  Make sure children know that when an adult gets into a nearby car, they should move out of their way to a place where the driver can see them.
  • Block out the sun! Don't forget that children need just as much or more protection from the sun as you.  Excessive sun exposure in children can increase the risk of skin cancer later in life. Also, infants under 6 months should not use sun block but be shaded from the sun. For more information on this topic, please see the related article: Sun safety: how to protect your child from the greatest cause of skin cancer.
  • May 31 was World No Tobacco Day sponsored by the World Health Organization. This day highlights the health risks associated with tobacco use and encourages effective actions to reduce tobacco consumption.  For help or information on how to quit please visit the Wisconsin Quit Line or call 800-784-8669.


Upcoming Immunization Clinics: (appointment required)


-Tuesday, June 9, 2015: 10-11 a.m.- Brown Deer Office


-Thursday, June 11, 2015: 3-4:30 p.m.- Shorewood Office

For information on upcoming Board, Committee and Commission Meetings as well as other government-related meetings and events, please follow the link above to the Village Government Calendar.
Upcoming Community Events

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

Numerous events throughout the Milwaukee Area (and statewide)
Saturday, June 6 through Saturday, June 13, 2015
Visit the Bike Fed Website for more information.

St. Robert Parish Fair
Saturday, June 6 from 12 p.m.-10 p.m. &
Sunday, June 7 from 12 p.m.-7 p.m.
4019 N. Farwell Ave
Come and enjoy games, inflatables, rummage, live music, Saturday BBQ and a Sunday chicken dinner! The entire community is invited and welcome!

Shorewood Intermediate and 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 BBQ
Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Atwater Park

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

Tour of America's Dairyland
Thursday, June 18, 2015
(See article for more info)


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