- Helen Keller
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 19 Village Board Agenda

The Village Board will meet on Monday, October 19, 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 October 19, 2015
  2. Consider Resolution 2015-13 Adopting the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan
  3. Consider Design Alternatives for Capitol Drive Crosswalks
  4. Consider Weights and Measures License Assessments
  5. Consider Approval of Trustee Appointment to Wilson Drive Community Task Force Steering Committee Appointing Trustees Amenta and Maher
  6. Consider Approval of Revisions of Wilson Drive Community Task Force Framework
  7. Consider properties to explore for Police Department Building (closed session)
Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan
The Village Board will consider adopting 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.  Hard copies of the plan are also available at the customer service desk in Village Hall or at the Library.

Thanks to Everyone who Expressed Interest in Serving on the Wilson Drive Task Force!

The Village received over 70 requests from residents interested in serving on the Wilson Drive Community Task Force.  The Village Board's Strategic Initiatives Committee met on October 13 to discuss the method for evaluating the applications.  

The first task at hand is to review applications and appoint members to the Steering Committee.  The Committee will then evaluate applications and form the four Work Groups.  

The Work Groups - Parks, Environmental (conservation),  Bike & Pedestrian Safety, and Recreation & Community Service - will meet in 2016 and will evaluate the spectrum of development options for Wilson Drive.
Don't forget to sign up to receive meeting notices, public input events, and various updates through the village website NOTIFY ME application.

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 Closure Scheduled on Oakland Avenue for October 20

There will be an upcoming road closure on Oakland Avenue between E. Wood Place and E. Kenmore Place on Tuesday, October 20. This closure is required for setting rooftop equipment for the new Metro Market Grocery Store project. Briohn Building Corporation has received special permission from the Village of Shorewood to begin the setup of a crane within the roadway at 6 a.m. The road will re-open the same day at approximately 6 p.m.

The road closure may be extended to October 21 in case of inclement weather. Please refer to the map for further details.  If you have any questions or concerns related to this construction work, please contact Sharon Edic with Briohn Building at 262.790.5000. We appreciate your cooperation during the duration of this work.

Construction on E. Capitol Drive started 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 consists of saw cutting, removing, and replacing curb sections along the walk corners of several intersections.
Repairs began on October 12 and continue for several weeks. These repairs 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 is being maintained. "No Parking" signs and "Sidewalk Closed" signs are posted in areas that the Contractor is working. Orange barrels are 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 is being 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.

Leaf Collection Reminder for the Fall from the Department of Public Works

Vacuum leaf collection begins on Monday, October 19.  DPW crews make every effort to maintain day-certain leaf collection (please see schedule). 

Please rake leaves into long rows at the edge of the curb, but do NOT place leaves in the street.  Please also do not include any other yard waste debris in the leaf pile.  Items such as twigs, branches and plants clog the vac machines resulting in significant delays and potentially costly repairs. 

All other yard waste debris must be placed in paper yard waste bags for collection.  Leaf collection will continue through December 4 weather permitting.  For additional information please visit www.villageofshorewood.org/leaf.
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.

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.  

Fall Yard Clean-up Scheduled for November 7

Would you like to help out with this year's Fall Yard Clean-up?  It is scheduled for Saturday, November 7 at 9 a.m.  Please sign-up in any of the following ways:
Volunteers should sign-up ahead of time so we can have your assignments ready when you come to the Village Center on November 7 for a light breakfast.  As always, you will need your own rake and transportation.  All assignments help older and disabled homeowners in Shorewood and none of the assignments are longer than 2 hours. 

T-shirts will be available compliments of Harbor Chase and Sherman Associates.  This is a great way to connect with people of all ages in the Shorewood community.  Sign-up today!

Residents Have the Power to Take Away Criminal Opportunities

In order for a crime to take place there are three elements that are needed; a perpetrator, an opportunity, and a victim.  Residents have no control over the number of perpetrators that are in the community looking for an opportunity to commit a crime.  However, residents do have the power to take away opportunities that criminal perpetrators have to commit crimes in our Village.
One of the simplest ways to reduce crime opportunities is to secure your valuables.  Locking car doors and doors to your residence when you leave them are great ways to lessen the opportunity for someone to commit a crime.  Leaving a light on at entrances to your home, removing valuables from the view of someone outside of your home or automobile, and parking your vehicle in well-lit areas will also help make your home or auto less enticing to criminal perpetrators, and thereby, lower your chances of becoming a crime victim. 

Learn Sign Language at the Library

Ever wanted to know some basic ASL? Interested in sharing this special language with your kids? Please join us for Signs of Fall, a special story time featuring sign language, stories, songs and poems about fall. Saturday, October 17 at 10:30 a.m.

Monster Hunting with Local Author Tea Krulos
Whether you believe the chills down your spine are a sign of contact with the unknown or you think it's a hoax, if you're looking for a little spook this season you'll find it at the library. On Wednesday, October 21 at 7:00 PM, local author Tea Krulos will discuss his latest book Monster Hunters: On the Trail with Ghost Hunters, Bigfooters, Ufologists, and Other Paranormal Investigators. To bring the experience to life - or should we say afterlife - Paranormal Milwaukee will be on hand to tell tales of hauntings in our city. Click here to learn more

The Shorewood's Farmers Market still open for three more Sundays!

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        

Homemade Drain Cleaner
It happens to all of us.  At some point, the kitchen or bathroom drain clogs and water backs up. At times horribly unpleasant odors are unleashed. While standard practice calls for lye-based drain cleaners, these toxic products can damage the pipes as well as your lungs. If preventative measures have failed to keep your drains clear, there is a natural, homemade, drain cleaner solution.  Instead of reaching for that bottle of caustic drain cleaner under the sink, keep our water clean by whipping up your own!

You Will Need:
2 cups baking soda
4 cups boiling water
1 cup vinegar

Directions for Homemade Drain Cleaner:
  1. Remove all water from the sink or tub and pour about 1 cup of baking soda down the drain. Make sure that baking soda makes it down the drain.
  2. Next, pour about  2 cups of boiling water down the drain. The baking soda mixed with boiling water dissolves the sludge and gunk in the pipe, even if you don't see it happening. Wait a few minutes.
  3. Now, pour another cup baking soda down the drain then add 1 cup of white vinegar and plug the drain immediately. If you're unclogging a double sink, plug both drains. You'll hear sizzling coming up from the drain and see bubbles foaming up.
  4. When the bubbles have died down, add the remaining boiling water down the drain.
  5. Repeat this process if necessary. This can be used as a monthly treatment and helps prevent future clogs too; simply pour a cup of baking soda down the drains followed by boiling water.
- Green Living Ideas (http://greenlivingideas.com/)

Health Department Highlights        

Did You Know?
In Milwaukee County, there are approximately 132 deaths from breast cancer each year. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, no matter your race or ethnicity. There are different kinds of breast cancer depending on which cells in the breast turn into cancer and which part of the breast is affected. The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends that if you are between 50 and 74 years old, be sure to have a screening mammogram every two years. If you are 40-49 years old, talk to your doctor about when to start and how often to get a screening mammogram. The Wisconsin Well Woman Program (WWWP) provides preventative health screening services to women with little or no health insurance. Well Woman pays for mammograms, Pap tests, certain other health screenings, and multiple sclerosis testing for women with high risks signs of multiple sclerosis. For more information on the program or to determine if you are eligible, contact the North Shore Health Department at 414.371.2980.

The North Shore Health Department has another open flu immunization clinics scheduled for this fall. Mark your calendar to come and get your flu shot on:
  • 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)
The North Shore Health Department is scheduling flu immunizations during regular All Immunization Clinic times. The next Immunization Clinics are scheduled for the following days:
  • 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)
Upcoming Adult Health Clinics (appointment required):
  • Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 8 -10 a.m. - Brown Deer office
To make an appointment, contact the North Shore Health Department at 414.371.2980 or visit the website.
Upcoming Community Events

Signs of Fall Story Time featuring Sign Language
Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.
Village Library

Shorewood Woman's Club - Cuba 2012, A Culture in Transition with Marilyn John
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 1 p.m.
Village Center

Monster Hunting at the Library
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Village 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

Stewardship Project at Estabrook Park
Sunday, November 1, 2015 from 8:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Estabrook Park
Visit website to learn more

Fall Yard Clean-Up
Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 7-9 a.m.
Village Center
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