- Abraham Lincoln
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.

Special Reminder from the Village Manager

While you enjoy the holiday with family and friends,
please take a moment to stop and thank a Police, Fire and Public Works employee for their service. 

Celebrating Labor Day is a perfect time to reflect on those that serve this great country and make the ultimate commitment and sacrifice. 

It is also a time to reflect on those in history that dedicated their lives to making our country a better place to live. 

September 8 Village Board Agenda

The Village Board will meet on Monday, September 8, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Hall Court Room.  These are the agenda items that the Board will take action on during the meeting:
  1. Consider Presentation of Accounts September 8, 2015
  2. Presentation of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan
  3. Consider Ordinance No. 2055 Amending On-Street Parking Regulations at St. Robert School
  4. Consider Temporary Extension Request Class "B" Premises, Thief Wine, 4512 Oakland Ave., September 17, 2015
  5. Consider Temporary Class "B"/"Class B" License, Atwater Elementary PTO, September 12, 2015
  6. Consider Temporary Cabaret License, Atwater Elementary, September 12, 2015
  7. Consider "Class B" Fermented Malt Beverage and Intoxicating Liquor License - Harbor Shorewood Management, LLC, d/b/a HarborChase of Shorewood, Agent Michele Carlson, 1111 E. Capitol Drive
  8. Consider Resolution 2015-10, Resolution Approving the "Single or Multi-Year Capital" Budget to Purchase a Ladder Truck and Two Ambulances for 2016, 2017 & 2018 and Agreement to Pay Its Share of the "Single or Multi-Year Capital" Budget for 2016, 2017 & 2018
  9. Appoint Tom Hagedorn and Barbara Kiely Miller to Plan Commission
  10. Presentation on Continuous Improvement Initiative

Village of Shorewood Portal Page Active 
Starting September 8

Over the past few months, the Village of Shorewood has worked with community partners and its website designer (CivicPlus) to create an entry portal page for the Village of Shorewood website. The purpose of an entry portal page is to help direct residents and visitors to community pages and other important Village pages based on their inquiry.  

Starting Tuesday, September 8, when you visit www.villageofshorewood.org, you will see the below graphic as the entry page for the Village of Shorewood.  There will be nine boxes that you can select from that will direct you to other pages:
  • Village of Shorewood - Official site for Village government. Download various permit and license applications, online payment options, obtain information on trash pickup, recycling, employment, etc.
  • School District & Recreation - Official site for the School District.  Find school information, online registration for activities and several activity guides.
  • Economic Development - Directs you to the Community Development Authority page on the Village site.  Provides a variety of economic development reports and information.
  • Local Business - Directs you to the Shorewood Business Improvement District page. Search and find the best local businesses, driving directions, phone numbers, coupons and more.
  • Public Library - Official site for the Shorewood Public Library. Learn about the services provided at the Library and use the online resources to discover and read articles in newspapers, magazines and journals.
  • Community Groups - Search and find a comprehensive list of the community groups involved in the Village of Shorewood.
  • Calendar of Events - Look through the Village calendar to search for fun events as well as several open public meetings.
  • Communications Hub - Use this comprehensive list of online resources to connect with the Village, the Shorewood Today Magazine and other community groups through social media and online websites.
  • Ask Questions - For those that have a general question and don't know who to ask, feel free to use this link to talk to our Customer Service team who can point you in the right direction.
Shorewood Police Department Names Newest School Resource Officer
The Village of Shorewood is excited to introduce Officer Rekuski as the newest School Resource Officer (SRO) for Shorewood School District.  Officer Rekuski has been with the Shorewood Police Department for six years and was recently assigned to the SRO position.  Some of his initial goals as an SRO are to provide a positive role model and policing experience to the students, improve safety across the district, incorporate policing topics into the classroom, and inform the students on current technology trends in order to keep themselves protected.        
The Police Department is proud to implement this program and Officer Rekuski is excited to work with each individual school and offer information to all students of all grades (K-12).  Some future guest speaker presentation topics will include stranger danger, internet/gaming safety, cyberbullying, alcohol/drug abuse and awareness, and drills preparing the kids on how to respond to an active threat within the school.     
As a safety reminder for all parents and residents of Shorewood, as our kids travel to school this year, please review the following safety tips and revisit them on a regular basis to instill proper welfare habits:
  • Look both ways before crossing the street, and cross only in designated crosswalks.
  • Always wear your bicycle helmets if you ride to school, and remember that bikes need to follow the same rules of the road as vehicles (yielding to pedestrians and stopping at all stop lights/signs).  
  • Always lock your bike when at school or if it is going to be left unattended. Crime is a product of opportunity so be sure to protect your property.
  • If you commute to school, always wear your safety belt, never text and drive, and be extra careful when approaching school zones as many bicyclists and pedestrians are out.  
  • Please stress to your children that they need to be aware of their surroundings at all times.  It is never safe to be traveling to or from school with headphones, ear buds, or looking down at your smartphone. 
  • Whether walking, biking, skateboarding, or scooting to school your kids should always be aware of on-coming traffic, or even an uneven sidewalk to prevent a trip or fall.
Crosswalk safety is a priority and the Shorewood Police Department will be actively monitoring traffic within school zones as well as school crossing guard intersections.  We ask pedestrians and bicyclists to please be cognizant of the laws and local ordinances, and we will all stay safe together!

Show Us Your Shorewood Water Coasters - Contest Ends September 13!

The first winner of the $50 gift certificate to Harry's Bar and Grill - Greg Anderson. Thanks Greg for sharing your photo! Visit the Shorewood Waters Project Facebook page for over 100 great Shorewood photos.
Stop by Hubbard Park Lodge, Three Lions, Camp Bar or Harry's Bar and Grill and get your Shorewood Water Coaster with water conservation tips and a list of great Shorewood events. This week's winner will get a certificate to Camp Bar. 

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

2015 Chimney Swift Count on September 13

Residents are encouraged to participate in this year's Annual Chimney Swift Count as part of Shorewood's participation in Bird City Wisconsin.  A Chimney Swift is a type of bird. 

The count will take place on Sunday, September 13, 2015 from 20 minutes before to 10 minutes after sunset (6:45 to 7:15 p.m.) on the corner of E. Capitol Drive and Maryland Avenue.

Last year, observers counted 211 chimney swifts circle and then dive into their chimney roosts. Observers commented that it is an amazing sight to see.

According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, a Chimney Swift is a "bird best identified by silhouette.  The smudge-gray Chimney Swift nimbly maneuvers over rooftops, fields, and rivers to catch insects. Its tiny body, curving wings, and stiff, shallow wingbeats give it a flight style as distinctive as its fluid, chattering call. This enigmatic little bird spends almost its entire life airborne. When it lands, it can't perch-it clings to vertical walls inside chimneys or in hollow trees or caves. This species has suffered sharp declines as chimneys fall into disuse across the continent."

Plein Air Shorewood Celebration on 
September 17-19

The artists are coming! Plein Air Shorewood - the outdoor art competition and community celebration returns for a third year, Thursday, September 17 through Saturday, September 19. 

Join in the Instagram competition for $100 gift certificate.

Don't miss the following events:
  • Thursday, September 17 will have an Evening Urban Cityscape Quickpaint and Shopwalk; Block Party at 4500 N. Oakland "Kensington Square" at Three Lions Pub. Bands and entertainment. Milwaukee Art Museum Kohl's Color Wheels activities for kids!
  • Friday, September 18 will have a free breakfast at Atwater Park and celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Plensa Sculpture from 7-9 a.m.  Later, the Hubbard Park Concert Area will have live music and a cash bar/food from 5-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 19 will have an all day tented art gallery and sale, live music, cash bar/food on the front lawn of the high school from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.  There will be an awards ceremony from 5-6 p.m.
Learn more about the artists on the Plein Air website, and follow Plein Air on Facebook and Twitter.

Shorewood Connects Team Seeks Walkers for the Alzheimer's Association Walk

Shorewood Connects invites all residents to be a part of the Shorewood Connects Team of walkers for the annual Alzheimer's Association Walk.

Please join us for the 2-mile walk to be held on Sunday, September 20 at 10 a.m. beginning and ending at the Summerfest Grounds.

Registration for the event is easy!  Go to the following link and find the Shorewood Connects Team Page.  Thank you to all those participating and supporting the Shorewood Connects Team.
Barktoberfest Scheduled for September 26
The dog friendly event, Barktoberfest, will take place on Saturday, September 26 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Estabrook Park Beer Garden.
Pack your picnic basket and gather your pooch, family and friends in the spirit of Munich's Hofbräuhaus. Join Residents for Off-leash Milwaukee Parks (ROMP) for an afternoon of tail-waggin' fun. 

Enjoy live music with Sigmund Snopek, food and libations from the Estabrook Park Beer Garden along with lots of activities for your four-legged friend including agility and lure courses and dozens of dog centric booths.  


Learn About Writing with Local Author Lauren Fox

Don't miss an evening with local writer Lauren Fox on Tuesday, September 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Shorewood Public Library. 

Lauren will discuss her latest book, Days of Awe, and also talk about the writing process, what it's like to be a writer from Shorewood, and answer your questions about writing, getting published and more. 

We are thrilled to be welcoming Lauren, and invite you to come celebrate amazing local talent - and learn about creative writing from a local expert. 

Five Good Reasons to Get a Library Card

  1. It's easy: you live in Milwaukee County, so just provide a photo ID and proof of your address and you're all set! You can even start the process online: https://countycat.mcfls.org/selfreg
  2. It is free of charge: there's no cost associated with signing up for a card.
  3. Movies, Books, and more: save money, and get what you want when you want it. The newest books (and at Shorewood Library you can even get some without waiting on a long list) and the classics, the biggest blockbusters and gems from the golden age of film, plus print and digital magazines, downloadable audiobooks - and lots more, just ask!
  4. Resources for schoolwork: papers, projects, presentations - you name it. With your library card you can access books, peer-reviewed articles, and research help to make any assignment doable.
  5. September is National Library Card Sign-up Month.
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        

Festivals, fairs, parades and other special events bring communities together and help raise money for organizations across the state. Unfortunately, these events also generate trash-lots of it! 

A California study found that the average participant at a public event generates 2.5 pounds of waste per day. Luckily, much of this waste is recyclable. Starting a recycling program at your event can save you money, enhance the reputation of your event and reduce the environmental impact of your event.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has a publication that outlines several tips and resources that you can utilize for your next special event.  Feel free to check out the publication by clicking on the following link.
- Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Health Department Highlights        

Did You Know?
Routine childhood vaccinations have had such a tremendous impact on public health that immunizations are considered one of the greatest medical achievements of the 20th century. The North Shore Health Department works with local schools to oversee their compliance with the Wisconsin Student Immunization Law. The law specifies the immunization requirements for school-aged children to prevent disease in people who receive the vaccines and protect those who come into contact with unvaccinated individuals. Parents can look up their children's immunization records on the Wisconsin Immunization Registry (https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/immunization/wir.htm) to see what vaccinations they have had and still need.
Health Tip
People of all ages carry bag lunches to school or work.  Perishable food must be kept cold while commuting via bicycle, car, bus, subway or on foot.  After arrival to your destination, perishable foods should also be kept cold until eaten.  Ensure a safe lunch and visit www.fightbac.org for safe food handling practices.
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required):
  • September 8, 2015: 10-11 a.m. - Brown Deer Office
  • September 10, 2015: 3-4:30 p.m. - Shorewood Office
To make an appointment contact the North Shore Health Department at 414.371.2980 or visit the 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

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

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

Chimney Swift Count
Sunday, September 13, 2015 from 6:45-7:15 p.m.
Corner of E. Capitol Drive and Maryland Avenue

Author Visit: Lauren Fox
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
Shorewood Public Library

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

Alzheimer's Association Walk
Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 10 a.m.
Summerfest Grounds

Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 1-6 p.m.
Estabrook Park Beer Garden
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