- Harriet Tubman
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.

August 17 Village Board Highlights 

The Village Board met on Monday, August 17, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Hall Court Room. The Village Board:
  1. Approved Presentation of Accounts August 17, 2015
  2. Approved Appointment of Alexandra Dimitroff to the Library Board and Rachel Ellerman to the Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Committee for Three Year Terms
  3. Approved Disallowance of Claim for Timothy Lohre
  4. Presented on the North Shore Health Department 
  5. Approved Professional Services Agreement with SEH regarding Milwaukee Rate Order Point Assistance
  6. Approved Request to Amend Premises Description of North Shore Post #331
  7. Approved Temporary Extension Request Class "B" Premises, Camp Bar, Inc., 4044 N Oakland Ave, September 13, 2015
  8. Approved Temporary Cabaret License, Camp Bar, Inc., 4044 N Oakland Ave, September 12, 2015 through September 14, 2015
  9. Approved Temporary Cabaret License, Plein Air Shorewood, 4500 Block of N Oakland Avenue, Hubbard Park, Atwater Park, and Shorewood High School, September 17, 2015 through September 19, 2015
  10. Approved Street Festival Permit, Plein Air Shorewood, 4500 Block of N Oakland Avenue, September 17, 2015
  11. Approved Street Festival Permit, Plein Air Shorewood, Atwater Park, September 18, 2015
  12. Approved Street Festival Permit, Plein Air Shorewood, Shorewood High School, September 19, 2015
  13. Approved Temporary Extension Request Class "B" Premises, Three Lions Pub, 4515 N Oakland Ave, September 17, 2015 
  14. Approved Temporary Class "B"/"Class B" License, Business Improvement District of Shorewood for Plein Air, September 19, 2015
  15. Approved update of Village Neighborhood Loan Program

Meet the New Shorewood School District Superintendent Bryan Davis

The Shorewood Schools Community is excited to announce the appointment of Dr. Bryan Davis as the new Superintendent of Shorewood Schools. Dr. Davis was chosen after an extensive search that vetted a pool of 51 candidates. Davis' contract was approved at the June 16 School Board Meeting, and he assumed his new role on July 27.

Davis holds a BSE in Business Education, Masters in Educational Administration, and Ph. D. in Urban Education from UW-Milwaukee. He has served as the Superintendent of the Columbus School District, in Columbus, WI since 2010, and previously held positions as Principal of Green Bay Southwest High School and Associate Principal of Green Bay Preble High School.

"I am humbled to be selected to serve as the next Superintendent of the Shorewood School District," Davis remarked. "My wife, our daughters, and I are looking forward to living in Shorewood and becoming active members of the community."

During his time at Columbus, Davis increased student performance, oversaw a major district-wide renovation, and established the Project Lead the Way/STEM programming for grades K-12. Davis also maintained an active presence in the community through membership in the Rotary Club, Columbus Endowment Board, and Library Board, among others.

The Shorewood School Board and District are looking forward to working with Dr. Davis this year and welcoming him to the Shorewood community.  Dr. Davis has a welcome video with his family on the Shorewood School District website for those people interested.

Shorewood Today Magazine Now Available to View on Village Website

The Village of Shorewood website now has a separate page dedicated to the Shorewood Today magazine. Residents and readers are able to access the current issue of the magazine as well as archived versions of Shorewood Today dating back to the Fall 2008 issue.

Shorewood Today magazine is all about Shorewood! Interesting, informative and entertaining, this attractive community publication features news and stories about the people, places and events that make our Village a special place to live, do business and raise a family.

We are very proud that Shorewood Today was recognized in 2010 by the National Association for Women in Communications in their annual Clarion Award competition. Shorewood Today took the top honor in entries from all over the world, in the category "magazine series in a circulation of 100,000 or less."

Shorewood Today is published jointly four times a year by the Shorewood School District, the Village of Shorewood and the Shorewood Business Improvement District (BID), with additional support from Shorewood's Marketing Program. This free publication is mailed to every household in Shorewood and distributed at Village Hall, Shorewood Library, area realtors and to our advertisers. Shorewood Today is an important example of successful collaboration that has produced a vital communication tool for the community.

Shorewood Water Coasters Continue throughout the Village

Grab a beverage at Camp Bar, Three Lions Pub, Harry's Bar and Grill or Hubbard Park Lodge until September 13 and receive a Shorewood Water Coaster with fun water facts and solutions and a list of Shorewood events on local waterways.
Show Us Your Shorewood! Post your water protecting and conserving ideas with a picture of you and your coaster or any beautiful Shorewood image on the Shorewood Waters Facebook page"Like" the page and you'll get entered in a random weekly contest to win a $50 gift certificate to one of the above establishments and a Shorewood Waters package.

The Shorewood Water Coasters are part of the Shorewood Waters Project of the Village of Shorewood. Visit www.villageofshorewood.org/shorewoodwatersproject for more details or call 414.588.0617. 

Oakland Avenue Construction Continuing until August 28

The Village of Shorewood Department of Public Works will be performing street repairs on Oakland Avenue from Kensington Boulevard to Olive Street. Work will include removing existing patch material from the joints and cracks in the pavement, cutting out loose and damaged material, and refilling joints with new material.
Repairs began on August 18 and continue through August 28. These repairs will require parking restrictions on both sides of Oakland Avenue within the work zone between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Thru traffic will be maintained but shifted over to allow safety for the motorist and workers. "No Parking" signs will be posted as work progresses down the street. Parking restrictions will be removed as soon as the work has been completed.
This work is weather dependent and will not take place during wet weather. Work will resume on the next available dry day.  Please make alternate parking arrangements for customers and employees.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Department of Public Works at 414.847.2650.  Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Surfrider Foundation - Surf @Water on August 22
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, will be concluding the 30 Days to Celebrate events by culminating with Surf @Water on Saturday, 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. 
For more information, feel free to contact any of the following people or utilize any of the resources provided here:

Eric Gietzen - Chairman - 414.828.1559 
Kenneth Cole - Vice Chairman - 323.646.0573 

National Night Out was a Huge Success!

The Village of Shorewood and the Police Department would like to give a big thank you to all the residents and visitors who came out to enjoy National Night Out on Thursday, August 13. National Night Out is an anti-crime and drug prevention event that provides an opportunity for public safety agencies to interact with the public.

In addition, the Village and the Police Department would like to thank all the vendors and community groups that hosted tables at the event.  It is a great opportunity for businesses and community groups to interact with residents and promote certain products or initiatives.

Village Staff also enjoyed being dunked by several children and adults in the dunk tank.  Hopefully the children can keep their arms warmed up to do some more dunking for next year!

Fine Forgiveness at Shorewood Library

Overdue fines happen. Maybe life got in the way or you just plain forgot to renew your library items - however you got overdue fines from Shorewood Library, we want to make them disappear so you can use the library free and clear again! 

For five days only, from August 31 through September 4, come into Shorewood Library and we will forgive your overdue fines owed on Shorewood items. 

Want to learn more about what you can get out of the library? Every day that week beginning at 4:00 p.m., staff and volunteers will be available to showcase a different library resource or service. The complete rules and schedule of events can be found on our website

Story Time to get your 3-4 Year Old Ready for School

The 2015-16 session of pre-school story time at Shorewood Public Library begins on Thursday, September 17 at 10 a.m. Pre-school story time may be the missing piece of your child's early education: pre-school story times are designed to provide children with experiences that enrich their early literacy and social development. 

A "typical" story time consists of sharing stories in a variety of forms, finger games, music and movement activities, simple creative dramatics, and occasional art projects. 

Registration for story time begins Tuesday, September 1. You can register your little one in person, over the phone (414.847.2670) or online.

Learn more about pre-school story time, and our other story time offerings on our Parents page.

Metro Market Development Update

After demolition for the Metro Market development, the General Capital Group posted their July Recycling Report.  

Over 8,300 tons of material was either recycled or reused!  

While the project recycling goal was 85%, a report from WasteCap indicates that 92.7% of the materials were recycled or reused for the project.

Residents and visitors interested in the Metro Market development who would like to receive updates on the project can visit the website to learn more information. 
Have you checked out Shorewood's Farmers Market yet?

Shorewood Farmers Market is open every Sunday through November 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Over 20 vendors are selling produce and artisanal food products weekly, rain or shine.  


You can get weekly recipes using market products and sample one from a professional meal planner, nutritionist or chef at 11:30 a.m. at the Market booth. 


For more information, "like" the Shorewood Farmers Market Facebook page.

Sustainable Shorewood Tip of the Week        

Whether you have a large backyard or a small rooftop patio, container gardening is an easy way to add native plants to your home. 

They're not only beautiful, but they're hardy and require less water, maintenance and fertilizer than many non-native plants. As an added bonus, certain natives attract bees, birds and other wildlife to your yard.

Container Gardening Tips & Tricks
  • Select a deep container. Many native plants have long vertical roots, so they will need plenty of space to grow.
  • Plan for a season. Remember that plants can't survive a cold winter in a container, so plan your container for one season at a time. If there's room in your yard, you can also transfer your native plants into the ground before the first frost.
  • Consider location. When you're choosing plants for your container, think about where you'll put it. Will your plants receive lots of sun, or be in the shade for part of the day?
  • Think: Thriller, filler, spiller. Choose a "thriller" plant, one with bright blooms that will draw attention to your container. Pick a "filler" species that will grow around your thriller plant and provide some texture. And finally, add a "spiller" that will grow out over the edge of your container to add visual interest.
  • Mix it up. It's ok to include some non-native plants in your container, just be sure the plants you select aren't invasive varieties.
  • Use herbs to attract butterflies. Butterflies love herbs like dill and parsley!
To learn more, visit the Nature Conservancy website to watch a "how-to" video on container gardening.

  - The Nature Conservancy

Health Department Highlights        

Did You Know?
Homes built prior to 1978 may still have lead-based paint on walls, window sills, or any other painted surface inside or outside the home. Keep this in mind before starting any new renovations. Scraping, sanding, or heating lead paint can easily poison anyone nearby or contaminate the environment nearby.  If you are doing renovations yourself, check out Lead Paint Safety: A Field Guide for Painting, Home Maintenance, and Renovation Work or hire a Lead-Safe Renovation Contractor
To help protect you and your family, the North Shore Health Department has a HEPA vacuum available for residents to rent.  A normal vacuum with a HEPA filter is not sufficient to pick up lead dust, but the HEPA vacuum is specifically designed for just that.  For more information or to find out if it is available, please call the health department at 414-371-2980. 
Health Tip
Too few adults are getting their recommended vaccines.  Some adults incorrectly assume that the vaccines they received as children will protect them for the rest of their lives.   Adults should receive a Tdap or tetanus, pneumococcal, yearly influenza, Zoster (shingles), and pneumonia. Every year thousands of adults in the United States still suffer serious health problems, are hospitalized, and even die due to diseases for which vaccines are available.  Talk with your health care provider about vaccination.
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required):
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015: 4-4:30 p.m. - North Shore Library
Upcoming Adult Health Clinics (appointment required):
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015: 8-10 a.m. - Shorewood Office
Upcoming Blood Pressure Clinics (no appointment necessary):
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015: 3:30-4 p.m. - North Shore Library
  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015: 3:30-5 p.m. - Shorewood Office

To make an appointment contact the North Shore Health Department at 414.371.2980 or visit our website.
Upcoming Community Events

Launch of Shorewood Waters Coasters Project
Starting Thursday, August 14 until Sunday, September 13
Camp Bar, Harry's Bar & Grill, Hubbard Park Lodge or Three Lions Pub
Surfrider Foundation - Surf @Water
Saturday, August 22, 2015 (All day event)
Atwater Beach

Welcome New Neighbors Reception
Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 9-11 a.m. 
Shorewood Public Library Education Room

Atwater Centennial Celebration
Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 5-9 p.m.
Atwater Elementary School

Plein Air Shorewood
Thursday, September 17 through Saturday, September 19, 2015
4500 Block of N Oakland Avenue, Hubbard Park, Atwater Park, and Shorewood High School
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