- Lee Greenwood
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.

July 6 Village Board Agenda

The Village Board will meet on Monday, July 6, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Hall Court Room. These are the agenda items for that meeting:

  1. Presentation of Accounts July 6, 2015
  2. Consider Appointment of Michal Dawson for a Four Year Term on the Community Development Authority  
  3. Consider Special Privilege Application Request to Install Fence within the Public Way at 3944 N. Maryland Ave.
  4. Consider Appointment of Tanya O'Malley as Village Clerk/Treasurer
  5. Consider Mill and Overlay Program Memorandum of Understanding with City of Milwaukee
  6. Consider RFP for Southeast Combined Sewer Area Environmental Study
  7. Consider Reorganizing Position of Deputy Clerk-Treasurer and Authorizing to Fill Position of Administrative / Payroll Specialist
  8. Consider Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan
  9. Consider $50,000 Request for Support for Lake Bluff Tennis Courts
  10. Consider Properties to Explore for Police Department Building (closed session)

Shorewood Fourth of July Fireworks

Over $16,000 has been raised by Shorewood's Fourth of July Coordinator Jan Zehren to bring exciting entertainment and activities to the Village this Saturday.  The Shorewood Foundation is sponsoring the 2015 4th of July fireworks celebration in partnership with the Village of Shorewood.  

The July 4th parade begins at 3 p.m along Oakland Avenue from Kensington Blvd. to Edgewood Ave.  "Parade of Families" is first, followed by the official parade.  Free ice cream, live music and the "5th Quarter," consisting of the UW-Madison Marching Band, will be available at the Spector Field Pavilion where the parade ends.  The parade will also consist of:
  • 150 member Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps
  • 125 member Pioneer Drum and Bugle Corps
  • 70 member Racine Kilties Drum and Bugle Corps
  • 40 member Blue Saints Drum and Bugle Corps from Ontario, Canada
  • Wacky Wheeler, Juggler, Elvis, Ponies, Horses, Red Hot Dixie Jazz Band, Collector Cars, Rocket Cycle, Clowns, Dignitaries and much more!
More festivities will take place at Atwater Park starting at 6 p.m.  These activities include: face painting, balloon tying, pony rides, a dunk tank, live music along with food and beverages for sale, and a fireworks show to cap it all off at 9:30 p.m.

Village and Library Offices Closed July 3; Shorewood DPW Compactor & Recycling Center Closed July 4

Shorewood, WIThe Village of Shorewood and the Shorewood Public Library will close their offices on Friday, July 3 in recognition of the Fourth of July holiday, which is on a Saturday this year.  The Library is also closed Saturday, July 4 and resumes its normal hours on Monday, July 6. Please contact the Village of Shorewood at 414.847.2700 if you have questions about public facility hours.

The Shorewood DPW Compactor and Recycling Center is closed on Saturday, July 4. Regular monthly hours will resume on Saturday, July 18 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Please note that the Independence Day holiday will not impact refuse, yard waste or recycling schedules. Please call 414.847.2650 if you have questions about the Shorewood DPW Compactor and Recycling Center or collection schedules.

Special Reminder
Have a happy and safe 4th of July!  While you enjoy the holiday with family and friends, please take a moment to stop and thank an on-duty public safety employee for their service.  


Special Reminder from the Village Manager

While many of us will be at our homes enjoying the holidays with our families, Shorewood Police and North Shore Fire staff will still be on the job, maintaining peace and safety in our community. 

Public Works staff will be helping with the Fourth of July festivities so that we can celebrate the holiday. 

We are thankful for all of our police, fire, dispatch, public works, and other public safety personnel for their extra dedication during the holiday season and their service to the community throughout the year.


Fourth of July Safety and Parking Info from the Shorewood Police Department

The Village of Shorewood Police Department would like everyone to enjoy this year's Independence Day celebration.  We would also like to use this time to remind everyone that the possession, sale, or use of fireworks is prohibited within the Village of Shorewood under Chapter 294 of the Village of Shorewood Municipal Code and State of Wisconsin Statute 167.10 (1).  Violations of this ordinance could result in a citation and a fine of up to $500. 


For those who will be using our parks this holiday, alcoholic beverages are not allowed except by permit; no grilling or open fires are permitted; and pets are not allowed. 

Due to the fireworks display, Lake Drive will be closed from Capitol Dr. to Jarvis St. starting at 5 p.m. until approximately 1 hour after the fireworks ends. Traffic will be diverted as follows:
  • Eastbound traffic on Capitol Dr. will be directed southbound at Lake Dr..  There will be no northbound traffic allowed on Lake Dr. at that time.  Downer Ave., Prospect Ave. and Farwell Ave, are all alternate routes for northbound traffic during this time frame.
  • Northbound traffic on Lake Dr. will be directed west at Shorewood Blvd. Downer Ave., Prospect Ave. and Farwell Ave. are all alternate routes for northbound traffic during this time frame.  
  • Southbound traffic on Lake Dr. will be directed west at Jarvis St.  Downer Ave., Prospect Ave. and Farwell Ave. are all alternate routes for southbound traffic during this time frame.

There will be no parking on July 4th in the following areas:

  • On Lake Dr. in the 3900 and 4000 blocks.
  • On Jarvis St. from Lake Dr. to Downer Ave.    

We hope you enjoy a safe and happy Fourth of July!

Shorewood Summer Concert Series on July 8

The Shorewood Summer Concert series at Hubbard Park starts Wednesday, July 8 at 6 p.m.  The first concert highlights Tweed Funk with an opening performance by Shorewood's School of Rock.  The summer concert series is a free event that occurs over three Wednesdays during the summer. The concert series is presented by the Shorewood Men's Club with support from the Village of Shorewood and Mary Wright, Shorewest Realtors.


Hubbard Park is accessible by the Oak Leaf Trail or on Morris Blvd.--3565 N. Morris Blvd.  Residents are encouraged to purchase food or beverage from the Hubbard Park Lodge.  Residents may also bring a picnic to enjoy the concert.   


Five Card Studs (opened by Shorewood High School Jazz Ensemble) will perform on Wednesday, July 22.  De La Buena will wrap up the concert series on Wednesday, August 5.

Residents Enjoy Shorewood Farmers Market

The Village enjoyed its first Farmers Market last Sunday, June 28.  A big thank you to resident Tia Torhorst for volunteering and leading the effort to bring a Farmers Market to Shorewood.  The Farmers Market will be occurring 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 Shorewood School District.

"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. The 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.

An Evening of Stories with Local Author and Illustrator

Join local author and illustrator Andy Rash to create a one-of-a-kind superhero just for Shorewood! 

Rash, author and/or illustrator of many stand-alone books and series, will use his zany cartoon style and storytelling skills to guide you through an interactive storyline to create a superhero one piece at a time. 

Fun for kids of all ages, and their families. The event will take place on Wednesday, July 15 at 6:30 p.m at the Shorewood Public Library. 


For more information, please feel free to visit the Shorewood Library website or select the following link.



3rd Annual Teen Photo and 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 (shorlibteens.tumblr.com - no need to have a Tumblr account to submit) or via email to splteen@mcfls.org. 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!

Where's Leo?

Shorewood Library's annual summer game is on. Our unofficial mascot, Leo the wooly worm,

is traveling Shorewood this summer in search of adventure. He's already visited the North Shore Fire Department and Shorewood Criterium - where will he go next?

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!

Sustainable Shorewood Tip of the Week        

Plug home electronics, such as TVs and DVD players, into power strips; turn the power strips off when the equipment is not in use.  TVs and DVDs in standby mode still use several watts of power.


- U.S. Department of Energy 

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        

Before your family celebrates, make sure everyone knows about firework safety.  Kids should never play with fireworks. Things like firecrackers, rockets, and sparklers are just too dangerous. If you give kids sparklers, make sure they keep them outside and away from the face, clothing, and hair. Sparklers can reach 1,800F- hot enough to melt gold.  Check out www.nfpa.org for more safety tips.


Functional Assessment Service Team (FAST) are teams that provide service and reasonable accommodations to people with access and functional needs in a shelter setting after a disaster. The training helps to provide proper planning prior to an incident.  During an incident the FAST will help assess people with access and functional needs when entering a reception center or shelter and help them get what they need to safely stay there. This may include access to medications, assistive equipment, providing/determining additional ways of communication, or safe transportation after the incident clears.  If you are interested in more information or are interested in becoming a member, please visit this website.


The Health Department does multiple tuberculosis skin tests every month for students, new employees, and yearly tests for people working in health care or daycare settings.  They also follow up on any tests that are positive in the North Shore. If the TB skin test is positive, more testing may be needed to determine if it was a false positive or if the patient has latent or active tuberculosis. The Health Department then works with the State and the client's physician to provide treatment for latent or active tuberculosis.  For more information on tuberculosis or the Wisconsin Tuberculosis program please visit: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/tb/index.htm 


What safety concerns do you have for children in the community? Share your opinion in a short two (2) question survey and help us out. Go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NSchildsafety


Upcoming Immunization Clinic: (appointment required)

  • Thursday July 9, 2015: 3-4:30 p.m. at the Shorewood Office
Upcoming Community Events

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 Festivities at 6 p.m.

Atwater Park Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.


Shorewood Concert Series

Performance by Tweed Funk (opening by School of Rock Shorewood)

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 from 6-9 p.m.

Hubbard Park


Tie Dye Event

Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.

Shorewood Public Library


An Evening of Stories with Andy Rash

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

Shorewood Public Library


Shorewood Concert Series

Performance by Five Card Studs (opening by SHS Jazz Ensemble)

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from 6-9 p.m.

Hubbard Park


Library Summer Celebration

Thursday, July 23, 2015 from 6-8 p.m.

Village Center and Library Lawn


Shorewood Concert Series

Performance by De La Buena

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 from 6-9 p.m.

Hubbard Park

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