Village Board Agenda

The Village Board will meet on Monday, June 15, 2015. These are the agenda items for that meeting:

  1. Consideration of Appointments for Boards, Committees and Commissions
    1. Linda Frank for a three year term on the Conservation Committee
    2. Carolyn Morse for a three year term on the Conservation Committee
    3. Dzidra Benish for a three year term on the Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Committee
    4. Jerry Lynn for a three year term on the Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Committee  
  2. Consideration of "Class A" Retail Intoxicating Liquor & Malt Beverage Licenses (ALB)
  3. Consideration of Class "A" Retail Malt Beverage Licenses (A)
  4. Consideration of "Class B" Retail Intoxicating Liquor & Malt Beverage Licenses (BLB)
  5. Consideration of Reserve "Class B" Fermented Malt Beverage and Intoxicating Liquor Licenses
  6. Consideration of Annual Cabaret Licenses
  7. Consideration of Cigarettes/Tobacco Product Licenses
  8. Consider Cross Connection Control Prevention Program Plan
  9. Consider Professional Services Agreement with HydroCorp, Inc. for Cross Connection Control Inspection Services
  10. Discuss and Possible Consideration of RFP for SE Combined Sewer Area
  11. Consider Installation of Arbor Over Outdoor Seating in the Public Way for Draft & Vessel, 4417 N Oakland Avenue
  12. Consider Resolution Supporting the Removal of the Estabrook Dam
  13. Consider Framework for Wilson Drive Community Task Force
  14. Consider Application for Temporary Extension Request Class "B" Premises for Nana Fusion, 4511 N. Oakland Avenue
  15. Consider Recommendation by Parks Commission to Approve Shorewood Foundation Donation of $3,500 for a Table Tennis Unit at River Park
  16. Hear presentation on the Comprehensive Park Plan
  17. Consider Contract with the Police collective bargaining unit (closed session)
Tax Comparison Information
Ever wonder how the property taxes in Shorewood compare with our neighboring communities? 


The Village of Shorewood has always been considered one of the most desirable and livable communities in the Milwaukee area. But along with its fine reputation as an attractive place to live work and do business, Shorewood is often represented as
having one of the higher property tax rates. 


However, as the Tax Comparison Sheet explains, there are other important factors that have an impact on the costs of living in a community. When this more comprehensive view of costs is used, Shorewood's position in the rankings makes it much more competitive from a financial standpoint. 

New Village Hall Hours
The Village Board of Trustees 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. 



Welcome New Neighbors Reception
You are invited to a very special, free coffee reception for New Neighbors in Shorewood on Saturday, June 13, from 9 - 11 a.m. We will meet at the Plensa sculpture on the bluff at Atwater Park on Lake Drive in Shorewood. Bring your questions about Shorewood and plan to learn something new about the 'Wood!

The Shorewood Men's Club will be there setting up for their annual Chicken Barbecue - it will be an exciting morning of learning about Shorewood!
Have a new neighbor? Be sure to tell them about this great opportunity - even forward them this invite! They can always come without an RSVP.

Please RSVP to the Welcome Neighbor Program by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 12 at 414.847.2721 or email if you would like a Welcome Bag. Then join us Saturday at the Park! 
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.  
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  
Update on Shorewood High School Athletic Facilities
The Shorewood School District has selected a proposal from

Titan Building Company for the design and construction of new concessions, restrooms, and team room facilities at Shorewood High School's John F. Nickoll Stadium. Titan was chosen from three competitive bids that were submitted for the project after Shorewood School District announced a Request for Proposal last month. After careful review, the District elected to move forward with a design and construction team led by Titan, in conjunction with Rettler Corporation and Brae Architects, on the design and construction process. The Shorewood School Board approved the vendor contract in an open meeting on Thursday, May 28, and a kick-off meeting with Titan and groundbreaking will follow later this week.


Construction of the facilities will take place this summer. Pending weather and project conditions, the tentative completion date for the facilities is set for September 30, 2015, which would allow for a grand opening of the facilities to coincide with Shorewood Homecoming festivities on October 2. The construction process will not prevent continued usage of the Shorewood High School track and football field as the new facilities underneath the bleachers are built and completed.


Funding for the completion of the athletics facilities at Shorewood High School was provided by an anonymous community foundation grant awarded to Shorewood School District last April. The new concessions, restrooms, and team room facilities will mark the completion of the Shorewood High School athletics field improvements originally supported by the Drive To Distinction campaign.

Canoe the Milwaukee River with the Shorewood Waters Project!

-Thursday, June 25.

-Free with canoes included! 

-Beginners welcome. 

-Limit 14 people.

-Meet at the north parking lot of Estabrook Park near  Hampton Ave. at 12:15 p.m. and you'll be shuttled to    Kletzsch Park.


The journey begins at the water falls of Kletzsch Park through the heart of the city to Estabrook Park with tour guides from the Urban Ecology Center. See firsthand how the river is rebounding and teeming with wildlife. You'll feel like you're on a river up north as you learn about projects helping restore the rivers in Milwaukee.


This canoe trip launches the Shorewood Waters Project season. Stay tuned for fun events and projects. LIKE us on Facebook and keep up-to-date with the latest ways you can enjoy Shorewood's waters, get involved and make a difference.

Is Your House in Need of Identification?

In the Village, all properties (including detached garages along alleyways) are required to be identified with the property's address displayed. The Planning and Development Department has some address tiles (ceramic/plastic) and brackets available if you are in need.  Numbers available include 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0 and the letters A and B. Sorry, no 1s or 4s.


Tiles and brackets are available as supplies last.  For more information, inquire with the Planning and Development Department at 414.847.2640.

3rd Annual Teen Photo Contest & NEW Drawing Contest!
The 3rd annual Shorewood Library Summer Teen Photo Contest has begun. The contest is open to teens entering grades 7-12 in the fall (not limited to Shorewood residents or students). This year, teens are encouraged to take great photos that are inspired by or capture the meaning of the summer reading theme, "Unmask!" Submit photos to the Shorewood Library Tumblr ( - no need to have a Tumblr account to submit) or via email to Submissions must be accompanied by a full name and email address to be considered.


The new drawing contest (June 1 - July 31) asks teens to "Create Your Own Super Hero." Super heroes must be original - any licensed characters will not qualify. Submit drawings in person to a staff member at one of the information desks at the library.


Winners of both contests receive an inspiring prize pack to encourage them to pursue their talents!

Summer Events for Kids and Teens Begin June 15!
You're signed up for Summer Reading - now what? Now join in all the fun all summer long with programs for every age group. The regular schedule of summer programs gets underway on
Monday, June 15, beginning with Pop in and Play for little ones (6 months-3 years) in the morning and evening. Everyone can join the first Terrific Tuesday of the season, featuring the magic of Rick Allen, on Tuesday, June 16Wednesday Art Cart (school-age children) starts Wednesday, June 17 and
Summer Story Time (ages 2-5) begins Thursday, June 18. Don't worry, we didn't forget the older youth: tweens and teens should plan to come gametinker, and geek out on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday! 


World-Wide Knit in Public Day
Knitters & crocheters: turn this solitary act into a group activity at Shorewood Public Library this Saturday, June 13! Bring your needles and hooks, yarn and thread, patterns, ideas, projects and know-how to share - and find a comfy chair to knit away the day with friends and neighbors. Learn more about WWKIP Day at their website.  Wool ewe be there?
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 tentatively scheduled for 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

Sustainable Shorewood Tip of the Week        

Reusable organic cotton bagUse reusable bags instead of plastic bags to reduce waste and save space in landfills. It's estimated that the world consumes a million plastic bags each minute. It can take about 1,000 years for plastic to degrade in a landfill! 

Health and Safety Life Hacks    

If you think the key to weight loss is eating less food, think again. Eating small, healthy snacks throughout the day-in addition to your regular balanced meals-will keep your stomach full and stop you from running to the vending machine with major hunger pangs at 4 p.m. But keep in mind that not just any old snack will do-keep them healthy and focus on nutrients. Delicious, protein-rich foods such as peanut butter, cheese and yogurt are tasty snacks that can help improve your metabolism and encourage muscle building.

Fire Department Highlights  

North Shore Fire/Rescue, in conjunction with the Boys Scouts of America, sponsor a Fire/Rescue Explorer Post. Exploring is a chance for youth and young adults to explore careers in fire and emergency services.  Explorers range in age from 14-21. Explorer Post 705 is an active post, meeting twice per month to learn more about the Department and the services provided.


What does an explorer get to do? Explorers attend meetings that are organized by career firefighters that also function as advisors to the post. During meetings, explorers discuss how the Department operates, upcoming events that the Department is participating in and different operations that the fire service performs. Members are also given the opportunity to receive hands-on training with some of the equipment that the firefighters use. Once qualified, an explorer can perform ride-a-longs with the on-duty shifts, attend trainings, and go on calls during these ride-a-longs.  


Explorer Post 705 also participates in Fourth of July Parades, National Night Outs, Fire Safety Public Education Month, and the annual Explorer Challenge that the Department hosts for the neighboring fire exploring posts. 


Who should I contact to learn more about Explorer Post 705? Contact

Firefighter Jeremy Boehlke, Post Advisor.

Police Department Highlights  

It is important to remember the laws and rules as they apply to pedestrians and drivers as we travel around the Village of Shorewood. Both drivers and pedestrians can significantly reduce the chances of being involved in an accident by obeying traffic rules and being aware of your surroundings


When operating a motor vehicle, drivers must yield to pedestrians who have started crossing at an intersection or crosswalk with a "walk" signal or green light if there is no walk signal. The driver must yield to pedestrians who are crossing the highway within a marked or unmarked crosswalk at an intersection or mid-block where there are no traffic control signals. Drivers must be careful not to pass or overtake any vehicle yielding for a pedestrian at a crosswalk as this is very dangerous and illegal.


Pedestrians should be conscious of their surroundings and should refrain from moving into the path of approaching vehicles which do not have sufficient time to yield to the pedestrian.

Before entering a crosswalk, ensure eye contact is made with the driver and the driver is in fact stopping. Always look both ways before entering an intersection, you may not be able to hear cars approaching.


Pedestrians should always be diligent and take extra care in the evening hours. When walking at night be sure to wear reflective outdoor clothing making yourself more visible to drivers. Never assume driver's can see you and obey traffic rules to reduce the chance of being struck by a motor vehicle.


All drivers need to slow down especially in the downtown area. Police officers will be increasing their traffic enforcement in this area in order to gain compliance of all drivers.  Please slow down and obey the traffic laws.

Health Department Highlights        

June is Home Safety month. is a site that helps adults understand the risk for injuries kids face at home or at play.  There are activities for kids and adults to learn about safety.


What safety concerns do you have for children in the community? Share your opinion in a short 2 question survey and help us out. 


Upcoming clinic schedule.


Upcoming Immunization Clinic: (appointment required)

-Tuesday June 16, 2015: 7:30-9 a.m.- Shorewood Office

-Wednesday June 17, 2015: 3:30-4:30 p.m.- Brown Deer Office


Upcoming Adult Health Clinic: (appointment required)

-Wednesday June 17, 2015: 8-10 a.m.- Brown Deer 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

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

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

Welcome New Neighbors Reception
Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 9-11 a.m.
Atwater Park
(See article for more information.)

44th Annual Shorewood Men's Club Chicken BBQ
Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Atwater Park
(See article for more information.)

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

Tour of America's Dairyland/Shorewood Criterium Bike Race
Thursday, June 18, 2015
(See article for more information.)


Shorewood Recreation Department's "First Ride"

Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.

Shorewood High School Parking Lot

Children learn to ride a two-wheel bike and bike safety


Shorewood Concert Band Performance

Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Atwater Park


Hazardous Waste Collection

Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Shorewood High School Parking Lot

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