Village Board Highlights

The Village Board met on Monday, June 15, 2015. These are the highlights from that meeting:

  1. Approved 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. Approved "Class A" Retail Intoxicating Liquor & Malt Beverage Licenses (ALB)
    1. Shorewood Liquor, LLC, d/b/a Kensington Liquor, Agent Keith Scott Marquardt, 4496 N. Oakland Avenue
  3. Approved Class "A" Retail Malt Beverage Licenses (A)
    1. Walgreens Co., d/b/a Walgreens #15188, Agent Ta'Nia Wright, 4035 N. Oakland Avenue
  4. Approved "Class B" Retail Intoxicating Liquor & Malt Beverage Licenses (BLB)
    1. North Shore Post 331, d/b/a North Shore Legion Post 331, Agent Michael C. Braun, 4121 N. Wilson Drive
  5. Approved Reserve "Class B" Fermented Malt Beverage and Intoxicating Liquor Licenses 
    1. Nana Fusion Japanese Restaurant, Inc., d/b/a Nana Fusion, Agent Lan Qing Zhang, 4511 N. Oakland Avenue 
  6. Approved Cigarettes/Tobacco Product Licenses
    1. Spring East LLC, d/b/a BP-Pantry 41, 1604 E. Capitol Drive 
  7. Adopted Cross Connection Control Ordinance
  8. Adopted Cross Connection Control Prevention Program Plan
  9. Discussed RFP for SE Combined Sewer Area
  10. Adopted Resolution Supporting the Removal of the Estabrook Dam
  11. Adopted Framework for Wilson Drive Community Task Force
  12. Approved Shorewood Foundation Donation of $3,500 for a Table Tennis Unit at River Park
  13. Presented Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan
  14. Approved Contract with the Police collective bargaining unit

Sidewalk Replacement

There are approximately 60 miles of public sidewalk pavement within the Village of Shorewood. To ensure these walks remain in good condition, the Department of Public Works administers a biennial sidewalk replacement program in each of five defined areas of the Village on a rotating cycle. All public sidewalks and carriage walks in the target area are reviewed and defective areas are identified for removal and replacement.

Per Village policy, public walk replacement is assessed to the adjacent private property owner at 100% of the cost (on a corner lot, the secondary frontage is assessed at 50%).  Notices of Assessment for the 2015 Sidewalk Replacement Program have been mailed to affected property owners. Work is anticipated to begin in late August/early September.  Additional information can be found through the Village website


The Village takes pride in being a vibrant, walkable community. Sidewalks are of paramount importance when it comes to a municipality being walkable. The replacement of defective sidewalks helps to make pedestrian travel safer and ensures that the next generation will be able to enjoy the Village's beauty and walkability as much as we have.

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!

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.


Make your reservation with Kae Donlevy and the Shorewood Waters Project at 414 588-0617 or

Online Permit Submission and Payments

Beginning in March, the Planning and Development Department began implementing and encouraging the use of online tools for permit application submissions and payments. The numerous permits and applications that are available to residents and contractors are now available online in a fillable Pdf format.


Making the process even more efficient and paperless is the use of online payments. Once an application is filled out completely, it can be submitted directly via email via a link that is embedded in the application. Once Planning and Development receives the application and approves it, an email will be sent back to the applicant with a link directly to the online payment option. This is a very simple and efficient way to submit applications and one the department is encouraging daily.


Recently, a kiosk was set up in the Planning and Development Office for applicants to fill out their permit applications electronically as well. One the department's goals is to decrease the amount of paper generated by eliminating paper applications altogether.  Currently, almost no permits are papered filed in the property folders: instead, the application and materials are scanned into electronic building software.

Where's Leo?

Shorewood Library's annual summer game is back! Our unofficial mascot, Leo the wooly worm, will be traveling Shorewood all summer in search of adventure. This year, he'll hit the "hot spots" in the Village. Along the way, he plans to seek out some local heroes to honor the Summer Reading theme, "Every Hero has a Story."


Head to the Library's website, Facebook or Twitter every Monday afternoon to see Leo's latest adventure picture. Submit your guess by the following Monday and be entered in a drawing to win a gift certificate to one of our fave Shorewood hot spots. There's still time to enter this week!

Household Hazardous Waste Collection     

Help keep Shorewood safe and healthy for our kids, our pets and our community. Here's a chance to properly dispose of household hazardous waste - and it's easy and convenient! Drop off old chemicals, used oil, batteries and more at Shorewood High School on Saturday, June 27, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. (This free service is available to Milwaukee County residents only.)


* To see what is accepted - and what's not -visit the website

* Join the Facebook event and share with your friends and neighbors!

Sustainable Shorewood Tip of the Week        

Fresh herbs can transform a mediocre meal into something remarkable, but it's hard to store things like rosemary, sage and thyme in the fridge for very long. To expand the life of your herbs, use this trick: Before they show signs of wilting, take an empty ice cube tray and stuff some chopped herbs into each compartment. Then fill in the cubes with olive oil, and leave the tray in your freezer to set. The oil will preserve the herbs better than if you were just to stick them in your freezer. Plus, the next time you want to start cooking, just pop one or two of the cubes into a frying pan, add some onion and garlic, and you'll have a quick base to build from. 

Health and Safety Life Hacks    

There's absolutely no reason to buy antibacterial soaps, according to the American Medical Association. While close to 50 percent of soaps sold in the States contain antimicrobial agents, the AMA claims there's no solid scientific proof that these soaps are better at preventing infection than regular soap. In fact, the group argues that antibacterial soaps may be doing more harm than good--by making bacteria stronger and more resistant to existing germ killers.

Fire Department Highlights  

Soon after the inception of the North Shore Fire Department, the North Shore Fire/Rescue Foundation was founded to provide for department and equipment needs not covered in the annual budget of the North Shore Fire Department.  Foundation funds also help to bridge the gap created by decreased state funding. Over the years, the North Shore Fire/Rescue Foundation has supported a variety of department needs, including funding for:

      • Pediatric equipment and supplies for North Shore ambulance and paramedic units.
  • Fire prevention materials that reach over 5,000 North Shore school children during Fire Prevention Month, and
  • New defibrillators for North Shore ambulances.

To accomplish the Foundation's objectives we need your support.  Please help us by making a generous contribution to the North Shore Fire/Rescue Foundation.  This is an opportunity for you to donate locally and have a positive effect on your community.  Your contribution is tax deductible.

Follow this Link to donate 
or Donations can be sent to:

North Shore Fire/Rescue Foundation
4401 W. River Lane

Brown Deer, WI 53223

Health Department Highlights        

With warm weather comes the concern for all of us to protect ourselves from the heat. During excessive heat periods, spend more time in air-conditioned places. Air conditioning in homes and other buildings markedly reduces danger from the heat. If you do not have an air conditioner, go to a library, store or other location with air conditioning for part of the day.  Heat-related illnesses can range from heat cramps to heat exhaustion to more serious heat stroke. If you feel sick, let someone know-- a family member, a friend or a neighbor.

What safety concerns do you have for children in the community?  Please share your opinion in a short four (4) question survey.  Go to: 

                                                UPCOMING CLINICS

Adult Health Clinic (appointment required)

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015: 8-10 a.m. - Shorewood Office

Blood Pressure Clinic (no appointment required)
  • Wednesday, June 24, 2015: 3:30-5 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 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

Sponsored by MMSD

(See article for more info)


45th Reunion Shorewood High School Class of 1970

Friday and Saturday, June 26 and 27, 2015

Visit the Alumni page under SHS at 


Shorewood Farmers Market

Sunday, June 28, 2015 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Atwater Elementary School-West Playground

(Runs every Sunday through November 1)


Special Free Community Open Swim

Saturday, July 4, 2015 from 12:30-2 p.m.

Shorewood High School VHE Pool


Independence Day Celebrations

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Oakland Avenue Parade at 3 p.m.

Atwater Park Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

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