- John Maxwell
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 Highlights

The Village Board met on Monday, October 5, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Hall Court Room. These are the agenda items that the Board discussed or took action on during the meeting:
  1. Approved Presentation of Accounts September 21, 2015
  2. Presented Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan
  3. Approved Resolution 2015-12 Regarding International Migratory Bird Day in the Village of Shorewood
  4. Approved Withdrawal from the Local Government Property Insurance Fund
Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan
The Village Board will be considering to approve the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan during their October 19 meeting.  Please take the time to review the plan and email Assistant Village Manager Tyler Burkart at tburkart@villageofshorewood.org or call at 414.847.2705 if you have any questions or comments.

Volunteer Applications for Wilson Drive Task Force due October 9

Task force volunteer applications are to be submitted by this Friday, October 9.  Public participation throughout this process is key to determining the most appropriate road plan for the community.
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.   

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 the 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!

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.

Construction Notice for E. Capitol Drive
starting October 12

The Village of Shorewood Department of Public Works has contracted with Q3 Contractors to 
repair damaged curb sections in various locations along E. Capitol Drive. Work will consist of saw cutting, removing, and replacing curb sections along the walk corners of several intersections.
Repairs will begin on October 12 and continue for several weeks. These repairs will require the closure of pedestrian ramps and restricting parking along Capitol Drive within the work zone in various locations to accommodate large equipment and trucks.  Thru traffic will be maintained. "No Parking" signs and "Sidewalk Closed" signs will be posted in areas that the Contractor will be working. Orange barrels will be placed at the corners for traffic control.
Repairs are scheduled along Capitol Drive in the following locations;
  • N.  Murray Avenue Intersection:
    • NW Corner, SW Corner, SE Corner.
  • N. Frederick Avenue Intersection:
    •  SW Corner and SE Corner.
  • N. Maryland Avenue Intersection:
    •  NE Corner and SE Corner.
  • N. Prospect Avenue Intersection:
    •  SE Corner
  • N. Stowell Avenue Intersection:
    • SE Corner
  • Downer Avenue Intersection:
    • NW Corner, SW Corner, SE Corner
Every effort will be made to limit the disruption to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Please avoid these areas by utilizing the open crosswalks. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Department of Public Works at 414.847.2650.

Website Testing for the Village Scheduled for
October 28

The Village of Shorewood is looking for up to 20 volunteers to test out the Village website.  The testing will take place on Wednesday, October 28 at 6 p.m. at Northwoods in Shorewood.

This will be a great opportunity for residents to learn how to navigate the Village's website and provide feedback to staff on how to better organize the webpages.  Volunteers are encouraged to also bring a mobile device or tablet to the event so they can try navigating the website on multiple devices. Laptops will be available for residents to utilize during the testing.

Those interested in participating or learning more about the testing should contact Assistant Village Manager Tyler Burkart at 414.847.2705 or by email at tburkart@villageofshorewood.org.  

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 Performs Customer Service Training for our Everyday Heroes

As part of Customer Service Week celebrations, Village employees attended a customer service refresher training.  Four separate sessions were held on two separate days to ensure that the majority of our staff was able to attend and get some useful reminders of the customer service standards we try diligently to uphold.  

Part of the training included reminders on appropriate telephone/in-person greetings, word choice, time management, being respectful of people's time, listening skills, etc.  Staff also had the opportunity to view a video highlighting simple ways we can demonstrate exceptional customer service and be an "everyday (super) hero" for our customers.

Employee Wellness Program Coordinates Activities

Last Thursday and Friday, the Village's Employee Wellness Committee hosted an Obstacle Course event to encourage employees to get out and get healthy.    For 45 minutes both days, employees had an opportunity to exercise their bodies and their brains.  Challenges were held on two separate dates to assure proper coverage and to allow employees to participate.  The challenges addressed things such as dexterity, upper body strength, coordination and the ability to quickly sort and alphabetize.  Staff had a great time laughing and supporting one another through the activities.
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.

Fall into Story Times at Shorewood Library

There is a story time at Shorewood Library for almost every schedule and age. The 2015-16 session of pre-school story time for ages 3 and 4 is well under way, but new registrants are always welcome. Please call us, visit us or go online to register at least one day prior to the next story time. 

Beginning October 19, parents of younger ones can register for either Rhyme and Read (6-23 months) or Toddler (2-3 years) Story Times held on Monday mornings or evenings in November. Again, it's easy to register over the phone, in person or online! Space is limited in the morning and evening sessions of both types of story time. Find information on each story time at http://www.shorewoodlibrary.org/parents/story_times.php

Before November story times kick off, you can bring your children 6 months to 3 years old to a Pop in and Play session on Monday, October 19 at 10 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. featuring stories and early learning play activities. Finally, we have a whole-family story time on Saturday, October 17, featuring sign language specialist Linda Anton who will lead children and families through a fall-themed story, poems, and some basic sign language. Full event information is at http://www.shorewoodlibrary.org/connect/events_calendar.php?eid=782.

Monster Hunting with Local Author Tea Krulos
Join us for an adventure with Tea Krulos, author of Monster Hunters: On the Trail with Ghost Hunters, Bigfooters, Ufologists, and Other Paranormal Investigators. Krulos shares the stage with the Paranormal Investigators of Milwaukee to answer your questions about all things paranormal - just in time for Halloween - on Wednesday, October 21, at 7:00 p.m. in the Village Center Meeting Rooms. Feel free to learn more about the event at the following link

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        

Reduce toxic chemicals in your home
Many of the products we use everyday are toxic, and can be easily replaced with less toxic alternatives. Instead of commercial window cleaner, use vinegar and water. Avoid burning petroleum-based candles. Minimize use of air fresheners--many fragrances are actually air pollutants and can have negative health effects. Opt for paints and solvents with low levels of VOCs (volatile organic compounds).

- City of Bloomington (Indiana)

Health Department Highlights        

Did You Know?
Environmental health professionals protect the public's health every day through education and regulation in the areas of food safety, recreational waters, communicable disease, vector and pests, and many others. The North Shore Health Department employs a registered sanitarian to oversee inspections and licensing for food establishments, lodging facilities, and public pools for Bayside, Brown Deer, Fox Point, River Hills, Shorewood, and Whitefish Bay. During these inspections the sanitarian will make sure the establishment is using proper procedures for cooking food and sanitizing equipment; he will test samples of food to ensure they are prepared or chilled to proper temperatures; and he will check the temperature of freezers and refrigerators to make sure they are working properly to prevent the growth of bacteria. The sanitarian will also watch employees who are going through their usual routines to determine if the employees are practicing safe food handling and proper hand washing. Restaurant inspections are now available online.  Visit https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/regulations/fsrl/index.htm to learn more.
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 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 from 10-11 a.m. - Brown Deer office (appointment required)
  • Tuesday, October 20 from 7:30- 9 a.m. - Shorewood Office (appointment required)
  • Wednesday, October 21 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. - Brown Deer office (appointment required)
  • Tuesday, October 27 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 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

Shorewood High School Band Concert
Friday, October 23, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Shorewood High School Auditorium

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

Village Website Testing Event
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 6 p.m.

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