- Henry David Thoreau
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.

September 21 Village Board Agenda

The Village Board will meet on Monday, September 21, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Hall Court Room.  These are the agenda items that the Board will discuss or take action on during the meeting:
  1. Consider Presentation of Accounts September 21, 2015
  2. Consider Special Privilege Application Request
  3. Consider September 8, 2015 Village Board Minutes
  4. Proclamation for Customer Service Week
  5. Consider Resolution 2015-11 Regarding Bike Share
  6. Consider Ordinance No. 2055 Amending On-Street Parking Regulations at St. Robert School
  7. Consider Adoption of Village Appointment Policy

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 from 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.
Plein Air Shorewood is selling T-Shirts at Village Hall from now through September 30.  The cost for a T-Shirt is $10, and $5 goes to support this wonderful event!  Sizes available range from Small (S) to XL.
Learn more about the artists on the Plein Air website, and follow Plein Air on Facebook and Twitter.

Village of Shorewood 2016 Proposed Budget and Long Range Financial Plan Released

The Village of Shorewood released the 2016 proposed budget and the 2016-2025 Long Range Financial Plan.

Village of Shorewood staff met with the Village Board on August 31 to discuss the Long Range Financial Plan.  The Long Range Financial Plan is used to review and analyze ways the Village will be impacted by long-range financial commitments such as state imposed property tax limits, pending employee retirements and significant upcoming capital infrastructure replacements.  

By projecting these financial impacts, the Village is able to make strategic decisions related to financial policies, tax levies and utility rates so that the Village has a sound financial future.  The Long Range Financial Plan can be reviewed here.

Village of Shorewood staff will be meeting with the Village Board on five different nights in the Village Hall Court Room to go through the 2016 proposed budget.  Down below are the following dates and times of the remaining budget presentations.  Residents can access the 2016 Proposed Budget here.
  • Thursday, September 17 at 6 p.m. - Clerk/Treasurer, Customer Service, Planning, Police and Public Works overviews, General Fund detailed questions, General Capital budget and requests, TID information.
  • Wednesday, September 23 at 6 p.m. - Marketing presentation and discussion, Shorewood Today
  • Monday, September 28 at 6 p.m. - Utilities, Library presentation, Senior Resource Center presentation
  • Monday, October 12 at 6 p.m. - Wrap-up with Village Board, final summary presentation

Hydrant Flushing to begin September 21

Water Utility staff will be flushing hydrants beginning September 21 and continuing through October 9. Please see map down below.
Flushing is done annually in an effort to clear the mains of water that may be discolored or may have sat in hydrant laterals for extended lengths of time. Flushing can cause small particles of rust or calcium which is built up in the water main to dislodge - these mineral deposits pose no health concerns but can slightly discolor the water and stain clothing. Please refrain from doing laundry between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. during the week the hydrants in your area are scheduled to be flushed.

To learn more, please click here to review notice.

Thanks to everyone for Participating in the Shorewood Water Coasters Contest

The Shorewood Waters Project and the Village of Shorewood would like to thank the 4 local establishments for participating in the Show us your Shorewood contest and Shorewood Water Coaster Project. 
Many thanks goes out to: Camp Bar, Harry's Bar and Grill, Hubbard Park Lodge and Three Lions Pub. We have a great gallery of Shorewood pictures and a nice new following of the Shorewood Waters Project. Thanks everyone!  
Week 4 winner of a $50 gift certificate to Three Lions Pub is Guinevere Rouse!
Watch for upcoming events and post more of your pictures on the Shorewood Waters Project Facebook page

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.  

Volunteers are needed.  Please sign up here

Shorewood Fish and Feather Festival coming up on October 10

The Shorewood Fish and Feather Festival will be Saturday, October 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The event will take place at Hubbard Park.  Join the festival to enjoy the beautiful day on the banks of the Milwaukee River, enjoy the fall colors, salmon running up the river, great food, music and these other activities:
  • Fly fishing and Angling Demos with Trout Unlimited and ORVIS.
  • Take a Walk on the Wet Side - Take a fall walk in the river as gigantic salmon swim upstream between your legs!  Waders are available.
  • See Birds of Prey with Schlitz Audubon Nature Center - See Hawks and Eagles Up Close and Personal!
  • Discover great info at a dozen booths from local outdoor organizations.
  • Kid's birdhouse, pumpkin and fish painting and other activities.
  • Music by MRS. FUN and food for purchase by Hubbard Park Lodge. Don't miss the new Hubbard Park Beer Garden too!
The event is hosted by the Village of Shorewood and the Shorewood Waters Project.

Congratulations to the 2015 APWA Snow Plow Roadeo Participants from Shorewood
Photo (left to right):  Matt Streim, Mechanic; Kyle Pinzer, Route Collector; Dan Hetzel, Route Collector; Trevor Robishaw, Forester.
Congratulations to Route Collector Kyle Pinzer and the Shorewood DPW team for their great finish at the 26th annual American Public Works Association Wisconsin Chapter Snow Plow Roadeo. 
Since 1989 the chapter has sponsored the Roadeo,  an obstacle course competition to test operators' driving and mechanical skills.  Shorewood's operators headed to Lambeau Field to compete with over 100 other drivers from the likes of the Cities of Green Bay, Wausau, Janesville and Milwaukee and the Counties of Dane, Waukesha and Menomonee.  This year Shorewood placed three operators in the top 35 drivers with Kyle placing 6th - our best finish ever!
Chocolate for Charity Supports Shorewood Library's Early Literacy Center
Give in to your chocolate craving and give a gift to the library - all at once! 
Stop by the Shorewood Chocolate Factory restaurant now through November to purchase chocolate (1 for 25 cents, 5 for $1) that supports the ongoing maintenance of the Play Learn Grow Early Literacy Center (ELC). 
We are thrilled that the Chocolate Factory has chosen the Library as their first Chocolate for Charity recipient! 
Funds raised will help us continue to add games, puzzles and fun for the littlest ones and families who use the ELC. 
Thank you for your support!

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        

We all know instilling good habits is easiest when we're young, so more and more parents and educators are working to make kids aware of the importance of caring for our planet. As kids start school, here are some simple tips to encourage sustainable habits and support a healthy environment... and healthy kids! 
  • Start with the basics. Remind kids to turn off the lights in the bathroom or any unoccupied room at home and at school. Encourage them to throw away any trash they find on the school playground, tell them to use both sides of their notebook paper, and suggest that they save unused chalk and art supplies.
  • Carpool. If you live somewhere where bus service isn't provided, start a carpool and take turns with other parents in the neighborhood to drop off and pick up the kids. You'll each save time, energy and fuel. Visit Carpooltoschool.com for help! They offer secure school pool networking and coordination sites customized for public and private schools, and they provide a range of easy-to-use tools that make creating and maintaining carpools, walkpools and bikepools fun, easy and safe.
  • It might seem obvious, but check out your school's recycling programs. Ask whether recycling bins are available and accessible -- and if the kids are encouraged to use them. Make sure your child knows what can be recycled and what can't.
  • Re-use school supplies that are in good condition. When you're in the middle of the back-to-school shopping frenzy, it's sometimes easy to forget about all those items you have at home that are still in good working condition. Binders, loose leaf paper, pencils and scissors are often only lightly used. Save money and resources by buying only what's really needed! If you can't re-use old products, donate them to your school or a local daycare.
  • Keep children in touch with nature. After-school time use to involve catching fireflies, exploring the neighborhood woods, making mudpies, and just having a good time running around outside. This has changed dramatically in the digital age and children are less connected to nature, which can cause them to care less about its condition. Instead of plopping down in front of the TV or computer after school, encourage your kids to get outside for an hour or two each day. Not much daylight left after the homework's done? Take a family walk after dinner, devote your weekends to outdoor-only activities like biking and hiking, or start a nature club for your family. Studies have shown children who spend more time outside are less likely to suffer from obesity, Attention Deficit Disorder, and depression.
  • Spread the word. Encourage your children to spread their environmental consciousness. They can suggest that their friends pack lunches too so that they can trade items or have a cool reusable lunch bag as well.
- EarthShare

Health Department Highlights        

Did You Know?
September 13-19 is Child Passenger Safety week. Car crashes are the leading cause of death for children and young adults 1 to 24 years old. Many times, deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, booster seats, and seat belts. It can be difficult to know which seat is right for your child with so many car seat options available. There are different stages and car seat types to be aware of:
Rear-Facing Car Seats: Rear-facing infant car seats are the best seats for newborns and infants. Infant car seats have a harness and in a crash, will cradle and move with your child to reduce stress to a child's fragile neck and spinal cord. Kids should be rear facing as long as possible, but may outgrow their infant seats long before it is time to turn their seats around to be forward-facing. Most infant seats work for newborns up until they weigh 30 lbs. OR are 30 inches long. Many parents purchase a convertible seat and continue to use it rear facing until the child has outgrown the weight and height limits for rear-facing.
Forward-Facing Car Seats: We recommend parents switch to forward-facing after the child has outgrown the weight and height limits of rear-facing. For many kids, this happens around age two. A forward facing convertible seat allows the child to be restrained by a five-point harness. If your child outgrows the convertible seat prior to being old enough for a booster, parents will often choose a combination seat. These seats still provide the benefit of a five-point harness for kids, but they will also convert to a seat belt positioning booster seat for older kids.
Booster Seats: We recommend that kids use a booster seat until they are able to fit in a seat belt properly. A proper fit means the lap belt fits snugly across the upper thighs, not the stomach. The shoulder belt lies across the shoulder and does not cross the neck or face.
Seat Belts: Between the ages of eight and twelve, child are usually big enough to fit in a seat belt properly. Don't rush them into a seat belt just because they have turned eight. Make sure the belt fits before transitioning. Also, children should continue to ride in the back seat because it is safer there.
The North Shore Health Department and the North Shore Fire/Rescue partner together to inspect and install car seats. Please go to the North Shore Fire/Rescue's website to schedule an appointment with any of our certified technicians. http://www.nsfire.org/index.php?Schedule-a-Car-Seat-Installation-36 
Upcoming Immunization Clinics:
  • No clinics scheduled for next week
Upcoming Adult Health Clinics (appointment required):
  • September 22, 2015: 8-10 a.m. - Shorewood Office
Upcoming Blood Pressure Clinics (no appointment necessary):
  • September 23, 2015: 3:30-5 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

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

Soccer Youth Night at Shorewood High School
Monday, September 21, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. (Junior Varsity) and 6:30 p.m. (Varsity)
Shorewood High School Soccer/Football Field

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

Shorewood Fish and Feather Festival
Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Hubbard Park
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