- Maya Angelou
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.

October 5 Village Board Agenda

The Village Board will meet on Monday, October 5, 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. Present Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan
  3. Consider Resolution 2015-12 Regarding International Migratory Bird Day in the Village of Shorewood
  4. Consider Withdrawal from the Local Government Property Insurance Fund
  5. Consider Properties to explore for Police Department Building (closed session)

You're Invited to be part of the Wilson Drive Task Force

Shorewood's Road Plan identifies reconstruction of Wilson Drive in 2018. A task force is being formed now, made up of Shorewood residents, to find out what would be the best road configuration.  Wilson Drive is 66 feet wide, essentially considered a six-lane roadway.  Most of Shorewood's residential streets are 24 feet wide. 

The task force and community will consider all scenarios, whether to keep the road as-is, narrow the road, create new public spaces with additional amenities, or increase space for residential or commercial use.   

Postcards have been mailed to 6,898 households in Shorewood inviting the community to get involved. Task force volunteer applications should be submitted by October 9.  Public participation throughout this process is key to determining the most appropriate road plan for the community.  

We hope you'll get involved, whether by serving on the task force or by giving your input in other ways.  Go to the Wilson Drive Task Force project page to complete an application, check status of the project, and to sign up to receive project updates.  Questions may be directed to Trustee Paul Zovic at trusteezovic@villageofshorewood.org or Planning Director Ericka Lang at elang@villageofshorewood.org.

Shorewood Trick or Treating Hours for 2015

The Village of Shorewood will have trick or treating this year on Saturday, October 31 from 1-4 p.m.  

This is a slight change from the historical Sunday hours for trick or treating.  

Changing the hours to a Saturday this year will offer children the opportunity to go trick or treating on the actual day of Halloween.  

Residents who have questions about trick or treating hours may call the customer service desk at Village Hall at 414.847.2700.  

The Village hopes all residents and children enjoy a safe and fun Halloween this year!

Road Resurfacing Projects Begin October 5

The Village's 2015 Road Resurfacing Project will begin Monday, October 5.  The project area includes the following street segments (please also see map below):
  • 4300 block of N. Marlborough Drive
  • 4300 block of N. Wildwood Avenue
  • 4500 block of N. Larkin Street
Work is expected to be complete by mid-week, weather permitting.

Access to your property will be maintained at all times.  There will be no interruptions to your refuse, recycling or mail service.  
Please note that this is a resurfacing project (similar to the work on Wilson Drive in 2012).  Unlike a full reconstruction project which replaces curbs, removes road and subgrade and has an expected life of 45-60 years with proper maintenance, a resurfacing project is considered a long-term, temporary measure.  

A typical resurfacing project has a life expectancy of 10 years.  While the condition of these road segments warrants long-term maintenance, others in the Village rate more poorly and are scheduled for full reconstruction in the coming years.  This project will provide a much better driving/bicycling surface until these roads can be reconstructed.

If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact the Department of Public Works at 414-847-2650.

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 and enjoy a 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.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Kae Donleavy at 414.588.0617.

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.
  • Monday, October 12 at 6 p.m. - Wrap-up with Village Board, final summary presentation

Village Celebrates our Everyday Heroes

The first full week in October (October 5-9) has been nationally recognized since 1992 as Customer Service Week.  Customer Service Week celebrates ALL employees.  

The 2015 theme is EVERYDAY HEROES.  In recognition of our EVERYDAY HEROES, the Village of Shorewood trustees and management would like to acknowledge ALL our employees for their professionalism and commitment to going above and beyond in order to make our residents, vendors and visitors "feel" good about living, working and playing in Shorewood.  Whether it's patrolling our streets to keep them safe; maintaining our roads, sewers and other infrastructure; answering numerous questions; working to bring new businesses to the community; providing interesting programming for our older adult population; running one of the most frequently visited libraries in the state, each of YOU are making a difference.  Thank you.
Bill Nowak
Dan Hetzel
Dave Best
Dave Brunker
Dave Kunze
Joel Kolste
Judy Kaiser
Kyle Pinzer
Leeann Butschlick
Matt Streim
Mike Dondlinger
Monica Merkel
Rick Zimmer
Robin Mueller
Ron Diechler
Russ Falkowski
Scott Bohm
Scott Erickson
Steve Pluta
Terry Nowak
Trevor Robishaw
Wayne Okray

Kathy PlattKim Schneider

Angie Andre
Alexandra Knitter
Emily Passey
Hayley Johnson
Heide Piehler
Lisa Quintero
Nancy Shimon
Susan Lyles
Dan Holt
Eddie Chapman
Gerry Flynn
Jackson Leverenz
Jarrett Strohm
Jessica Strohm
Joe Rice
Kate Strattner
Kelly Whittle
Lauren Kohlenberg
Maeve McKaig
Nancy Beck
Vitaliy Tufeld

Amber Ormsby
Andrew Rekuski
Ashley Rieder
Brian Gibson
Chuck Vander Schaaf
Cody Smith
Cody Smith
Courtney Churchill
Cy Kaderlik
Dean Brockman
Deanna Otto
Debbie Noel Govani
Gary Lenda
Ian Moss
Jacqueline Beard
Jeff Schmidt
John Schaal
Joseph Santiago
Karl Simandl
Kevin Carini
Lora Vander Schaaf
Mark Meyers
Matthew Grams
Michael Kerr
Nick Gardner
Nick Taraboi
Paige Fowler
Peter Nimmer
Renita Oglesby
Theresa Pfeil
Tom Liebenthal
Tony Miller

Elizabeth PriceRebecca McKeown

Ann Krechel
Chris Swartz
Cindy Wierzchowski
Crystal Kopydlowski
David Henson
Diane DeWindt-Hall
Ericka Lang
Justin Burris
Mark Emanuelson
Tanya O'Malley
Teri Repins
Tim Koepp
Tyler Burkart


Hydrant Flushing continues until October 9

Water Utility staff began flushing hydrants on September 21 and will be 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.
Oktoberfest Fundraiser for the Shorewood Foundation on October 24
The Shorewood Foundation is hosting an Oktoberfest Fundraiser on Saturday, October 24 starting at 6 p.m. The fundraiser will take place at Three Lions Pub in Shorewood.  Those attending the event are asked to make a $5 donation at the door.

There will be a commemorative mug for the first 100 attendees along with live German music, games, prizes and snacks.  Drink specials will be present at the fundraiser event.  20% of the purchases go to the Shorewood Foundation and will be directly reinvested into the Shorewood community.

October Book Clubs at Shorewood Library
Fall into a good book, and then fall in with a new crowd - with one or both of the Shorewood Library's book clubs.
  • PM Book Club (Wednesday, October 7, 7 p.m.) will discuss The Jaguar's Children by John Vaillant. Click here to find out more about the selection.
  • The AM Book Club (Thursday, October 15, 11 a.m.) will discuss Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear. Click here to find out more about the selection.

Seniors Invited to Attend Free Retirement Information Programs

The Shorewood Senior Resource Center is presenting free informational programs to help seniors understand and make informed choices on retirement programs, insurance options and the benefits available to persons 65 and over.  The programs will be presented by representatives from the State of Wisconsin Board on Aging and Long Term Care.
Making a Choice - Medicare and Supplementary Insurance
On Wednesday, October 7 from 1-2:30 p.m. Sam Johnson, a counselor from the State of Wisconsin Medigap Helpline, will help unravel the many choices that must be faced when choosing insurance coverage. Topics include Medicare & Supplementary policies, Medicare Advantage plans, Prescription Drug Coverage options such as Seniorcare and Medicare Part D plans, Employer/Retiree Group Health plans and Medical Assistance Programs.
Making Sense of Long Term Care (LTC)
On Wednesday, October 7 from 3-4:30 p.m. there will be an informational program on long-term care services at home, hospice, nursing home, or an assisted living facility. Steve Shapiro, State of Wisconsin Board on Aging and Long Term Care, will discuss the basics, including various environments where one may receive care, how it is paid for and the features and benefits.
Interested seniors may attend any or all of the sessions and are invited to bring a brown bag lunch if they wish. The programs will be held at the Shorewood Senior Resource Center, 3920 N Murray Avenue, lower level.
The programs are free, but pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Elizabeth Price, Shorewood Senior Resource Center at 414.847.2727 or eprice@villageofshorewood.org.
The Shorewood's Farmers Market still open for one more month!

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        

Reusable bags are great when it comes to groceries and avoiding the use of plastic bags.  Here are some tips from the City of San Diego to keep in mind with using reusable bags:

Tips to help you remember your bags EVERY TIME YOU SHOP
  • Store reusable bags in the car and at work. Many shopping trips are unplanned and unexpected. Be prepared by keeping reusable bags handy and accessible.
  • Get reusables with a clip. Clip your reusable bags to key chains, belt loops, purse straps, dog leashes, and stroller handles -- anything to make sure they're there when you need them.
  • Hang your bags on your doorknob, and you'll be sure to remember your reusable bag on the way out of the house.
  • In the checkout line and forgot your bags!? No problem. If you have just a few items, "go bagless!" If you have more, just load all of your groceries back into the cart, and bag them once you get to your car. If you forgot your bags completely, you can always load your un-bagged groceries into the car and retrieve your bags once you get home to carry them inside. You'll be sure to remember them the next time!
Cleaning Tips for Your Reusable Bags
  • Use different bags for different items. Designate certain bags for different items such as raw meat, seafood, and cleaning supplies. Label bags to avoid confusion.
  • Read the care labels on your bags to determine whether they should be machine washed, hand washed, or wiped clean with a non-toxic cleaning agent.
  • After cleaning, make sure bags are dry before storing.

Health Department Highlights        

Did You Know?
September was National Preparedness Month, which is an important time to think about how prepared you are for an emergency. Agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that families have "kits" on hand with emergency supplies. Ideally your kit would contain basic supplies like food, water, medications, and medical supplies for at least three days. We also recommend that people make an emergency communication plan in case your family is not together during a disaster. Consider the following questions when making a plan: 1) How will my family get emergency alerts and warnings? 2) How will my family get to safe locations? 3) How will my family get in touch if phone service is unavailable? 4) How will I let my family know I am safe?  For more information on how you and your family can be better prepared, please visit the North Shore Health Department's website http://www.nshealthdept.org.
If you have an interest in assisting your community or state during a health crisis, the North Shore Health Department invites you to register for the Wisconsin Emergency Assistance Volunteer Registry (WEAVR). WEAVR is part of a nationwide effort to ensure that volunteer professionals are registered prior to an emergency so they may be quickly and properly utilized. For more information on WEAVR, please visit https://weavrwi.org/index.php.
The North Shore Health Department has two open flu immunization clinics scheduled for this fall.
Mark your calendar to come and get your flu shot on either of the following dates:
  • Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Shorewood Office, located at 2010 E. Shorewood Blvd. (no appointment necessary)
  • Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - North Shore Library, located at 6800 Port Washington Rd. (no appointment necessary)
We are scheduling flu immunizations during our regular All Immunization Clinic times. Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414.371.2980.
The next Immunization Clinics are scheduled for the following days:
  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 from 10-11 a.m. - Brown Deer office (appointment required)
  • Tuesday, October 20, 2015 from 7:30-9 a.m. - Shorewood Office (appointment required)
  • Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. - Brown Deer office (appointment required)
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2015 from 4-5 p.m. - North Shore Library (appointment required)
No adult health or blood pressure clinics are scheduled for next week. 

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

Shorewood High School Homecoming Parade and Football Game
Friday, October 2, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. respectively
Shorewood High School

Shorewood Woman's Club Rummage Sale
Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Village Center
Contact 414.988.4478 for more information

Retirement Information Sessions
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 1-2:30 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m.
Shorewood Senior Resource Center

PM Book Club - The Jaguar's Children
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Shorewood Library

Shorewood High School Fall Drama Show, Wit
Thursday-Saturday, October 8-10, 2015 at 7 p.m., additional Saturday show at 2 p.m.
Shorewood High School

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

AM Book Club - Maisie Dobbs
Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 11 a.m.
Shorewood Library

Oktoberfest Fundraiser - Shorewood Foundation
Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 6 p.m.
Three Lions Pub

Trick or Treating
Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 1-4 p.m.
Village of Shorewood
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