- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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 Highlights

The Village Board met on Monday, July 6, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Hall Court Room. These are the agenda items that the Board took action on during the meeting:

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

Thank you for Memorable Fourth of July

The Village of Shorewood would like to give a big thank you to those that made this year's Fourth of July celebration one to remember.  Hundreds of residents came out to enjoy the Fourth of July parade, festivities and fireworks.  

A special thank you to Shorewood's Fourth of July Coordinator Jan Zehren for her extraordinary effort and dedication to make this special celebration happen in our community.  

We are extremely grateful to have such devoted and passionate residents who are willing to make our community a greater place.

If you have any great photos to share from the Fourth of July celebration, please feel free to send a message to the Village of Shorewood Facebook page.  We'd love to see the enjoyment from various residents throughout the festivities.  

Thank you all for a safe and exciting Fourth of July!

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 be occurring this week. For the most part, the revaluation will be done using the previous assessor's data. If Accurate is visiting your property this year, you should have received 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 assessment;
  • 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.

Shorewood Waters Project Canoe Trip Rescheduled for July 15

Greetings from the Shorewood Waters Project!  The June canoe trip was cancelled due to weather and rescheduled for Wednesday, July 15 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  The canoe trip is free.  Guides, canoes, paddles and life vests are included.

 

There are 14 openings for individuals ranging from beginners to professionals.  Staff from the Urban Ecology Center will be the guides for the canoe trip.  The route will take place between the Kletzch Park waterfalls and the Estabrook Dam.

 

Please arrive by 11 a.m. at the north parking lot in Estabrook Park, closest to Hampton Ave.  At 11 a.m., a shuttle will take all participants to the Kletzch Park waterfalls where you'll begin your journey.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own water, sun screen and optional rain gear.

 

Although this is an urban river, this route has many peaceful, green stretches where you can truly see the health of the river and wildlife.  Please note the trip will be cancelled due to low water levels or severe rain.  Please contact Kae DonLevy if interested at 414.588.0617 or kdonlevy@aol.com 

Next Shorewood Summer Concert Series on July 22

The first of three Shorewood Summer Concert series at Hubbard Park started Wednesday, July 8 at 6 p.m.  The first concert highlighted 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.

Join us for the Annual Shorewood Library Summer Celebration on July 23!

The Shorewood Public Library is coordinating this year's Summer Celebration on Thursday, July 23 from 6-8 p.m. at the Shorewood Public Library.

Trolley rides, a Culvers sundae bar, face painting and games will all be present for the celebration.

The Milwaukee Brewers' famous racing Sausages will also be present to enjoy the festivities.

Enjoy live music from Frogwater throughout the event!  All ages are welcome to attend and enjoy this wonderful community celebration.

The Friends of Shorewood Public Library are the sponsors for this event.  

If you have any questions about the event, feel free to contact the Shorewood Library at 414.847.2670 or email the Shorewood Library at Shorewood@mcfls.org.


Fun Facts about Shorewood Farmers Market

The Village of Shorewood has been able to enjoy two Farmers Markets over the past Sundays.  Down below are some fun facts about how the first Farmers Market went:

  • 7,200 peaches sold
  • 300 popsicles sold
  • 216 heads of lettuce sold
  • 177 loaves of bread sold
  • 55 bunches of kale sold
  • 50 lbs of cheese sold
  • 500 Farmers Market bags given away
  • Over 20 faces painted
Make sure to be part of the action for the upcoming Farmers Markets.  Once again, they occur every Sunday through November 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Atwater School west playground. Join the Farmers Market Facebook page to keep up to date on all the vendors and happenings.

Calling All Gardeners 

The Friends of the DPW looks forward to 2016 as the year the Gardens Tour returns to Shorewood.  The Gardens Tour is being planned for Saturday, July 30, 2016. The first step in the process is to identify interested gardeners and their gardens.     

  

If you are interested in showcasing your garden as part of the 2016 Shorewood Gardens Tour, please contact Laura Drexler at 414.305.8022.

 

Summer Safety Tips from the Shorewood Police Department

The Shorewood Police Department is offering some great summer tips for residents so they can be safe during the summer months:

 

Bicycle Safety and Rules of Road  

  • Children 12 years of age or less may be permitted to operate a bicycle on public sidewalks and shall exercise due care for pedestrians or others using the sidewalk.  Those older than 12 years of age may not operate a bicycle on the sidewalk.
  • Wear a properly fitted bicycle helmet. 
  • Adjust your bicycle to fit. 
  • Check your equipment.
  • See and be seen.
  • Watch for and avoid road hazards.
  • Go with the traffic flow.  Ride on the right in the same direction as other vehicles. 
  • Obey all traffic laws.  A bicycle is a vehicle and you're a driver, you must obey all traffic laws. 
  • Stay alert at all times.  Use your eyes AND ears, do not wear headphones.
  • Look and signal before turning. 

Do the following to help protect your valuables as well as your vehicle:

  • Lock your car doors and close your windows. 
  • Don't leave valuables in your car.
  • If you have a garage, use it. Many thefts from vehicles occur during the night while parked outside. 
  • Try to park in a well lighted area. 
  • Remove GPS systems, bags, brief cases, sunglasses, clothing, bags, gym bags from your vehicle when not attended.  
  • Do not leave identification items such as your driver's license, vehicle registration, mail, etc., in your vehicle. 
  • Should you become a victim of a theft from your auto, or any crime, immediately contact your police department. 

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.

 

  

Surfrider Foundation - Milwaukee Kicks Off 30 Days to Celebrate
As summer kicks into full gear, local surfers have organized a series of events aimed at heightening awareness and protection of our region's greatest resource: Lake Michigan. Surfrider Foundation - Milwaukee (milwaukee.surfrider.org), a coalition of surf- centric environmentalists, is building on the success of Surf @Water, an event they've hosted for the past two years at Atwater Beach in Shorewood. 

The event has attracted hundreds of people to the beach for a day of fun in the water and a surf film fest after sunset. Due to increased interest, the group felt a need to expand.

30 Days to Celebrate kicks off at 8 p.m. on July 24 with Contained in Water, an opening night exhibition of surf-inspired photography at Colectivo in Shorewood. The exhibition will feature works by several Great Lakes photographers who will donate proceeds from their sales to Surfrider Foundation - Milwaukee. 

The group's second event, The Lakefront Brewery Surf Celebration, will be held on August 7 at Draft and Vessel in Shorewood from 6 - 10 p.m. The event will feature craft beers from Lakefront Brewery, a gathering of local surfers, and raffle items. 

30 Days to Celebrate will culminate with Surf @Water on August 22 at Atwater Beach in Shorewood. This day-long event will begin at sunrise with a paddle session into Lake Michigan and end with a surf film festival on the beach at sunset. The event will also feature a beach blessing, a stand up paddleboard competition, and a skateboard slide jam on the bluff. 

Contact Information: 
Eric Gietzen - Chairman - 414.828.1559 
Kenneth Cole - Vice Chairman - 323.646.0573 
 

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        

Improving your home's insulation and sealing air leaks are the fastest and most cost-effective ways to reduce energy waste and make the most of your energy dollars. Be sure to seal air leaks before you insulate, because insulating materials won't block leaks. Air leaks can waste a lot of your energy dollars. One of the quickest energy- and money-saving tasks you can do is caulk, seal, and weather strip all seams, cracks, and openings to the outside.

 

* Test your home for air tightness. On a windy day, carefully hold a lit incense stick or a smoke pen next to your windows, doors, electrical boxes, plumbing fixtures, electrical outlets, ceiling fixtures, attic hatches, and other places where air may leak. If the smoke stream travels horizontally, you have located an air leak that may need caulking, sealing, or weatherstripping. 

 

* Caulk and weatherstrip doors and windows that leak air. 

 

* Caulk and seal air leaks where plumbing, ducting, or electrical wiring comes through walls, floors, ceilings, and soffits over cabinets. 

 

* Install foam gaskets behind outlet and switch plates on walls. 

 

* Inspect dirty spots in your insulation for air leaks and mold. Seal leaks with low-expansion spray foam made for this purpose and install house flashing if needed. 

 

* Look for dirty spots on your ceiling paint and carpet, which may indicate air leaks at interior wall/ceiling joints and wall/floor joists, and caulk them. 

 - 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        

Child safety seats reduce fatal injury by 71% in infants and 54% in toddlers, yet almost three-quarters of all child safety seats are incorrectly installed. Would you like your child safety seat checked or installed?

 

The North Shore Health Department in partnership with Safe Kids of Southeast Wisconsin and North Shore Fire/Rescue is excited to host a Car Seat and Booster Safety Check event next Wednesday, July 15. This event is available to all North Shore residents who need a child passenger safety seat installed, checked to make sure it is installed correctly, or just want to learn more information about child passenger safety.

 

Make your appointment or drop in next week!! Call 414.231.4896 to make an appointment.

 

July 15, 2015, 3 - 6 p.m.

North Shore Fire Department

4401 W. River Ln.

Brown Deer, WI 53223

 

The North Shore Health Department and the North Shore Fire/Rescue have trained certified child passenger safety technicians.You can make an appointment and have your car seat installed, checked and receive information on proper use of the seat. Visit http://www.nsfire.org/ and click on "Schedule a Car Seat Installation" to make an appointment.

 

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Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required):

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 from 10-11 a.m. - Brown Deer Office
  • Wednesday, July 15, 2015 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. - Brown Deer Office

Upcoming Adult Health Clinic (appointment required):

  • Wednesday, July 15, 2015 from 8-10 a.m. - Brown Deer Office
Upcoming Community Events

Shorewood Waters Project Canoe Trip

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 from 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Kletzch Park waterfalls to the Estabrook Dam

(See article for more information.) 

 

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

 

Surfrider Foundation - Contained in Water

Friday, July 24, 2015 at 8 p.m.

Colectivo (in Shorewood)

 

Shorewood Concert Series

Performance by De La Buena

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

Hubbard Park

 

Surfrider Foundation - The Lakefront Brewery Surf Celebration

Friday, August 7, 2015 from 6 - 10 p.m.

Draft and Vessel (in Shorewood)

 

Surfrider Foundation - Surf @Water

Saturday, August 22, 2015 (All day event)

Atwater Beach

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