- John Quincy Adams
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.

February 16 Village Board Highlights

The Village Board met on Tuesday, February 16 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 February 16, 2016
  2. Approved Cigarette/Tobacco Product Licenses - Mega Marts, LLC d/b/a Metro Market #6893, 4075 Oakland Avenue
  3. Presented Planning and Development Department Annual Report
  4. Conducted Public Hearing and Consider Proposed Zoning Amendment for the Creation of Commercial Lighting Ordinance
  5. Conducted Public Hearing and Consider Proposed Zoning Amendment for Allowance of Patios within the Street Side Yard Setback
  6. Approved Proposed Resolution Amending the Planning and Development Department Village Fee Schedule
  7. Approved Private Property Inflow and Infiltration Program and Funding
  8. Approved Riparian Restoration Plan Engineering Proposal
  9. Approved Bids for Atwater Beach Boardwalk Extension Project
  10. Updated on Public Works Collections Requests for Proposals
  11. Approved Resolution Amending Fee Schedule to Include Beekeeping Permits
  12. Approved Recommendation from Marketing Leadership Committee on 2016 Contracts

For residents that would like to review the current fee schedule, feel free to click this link.

Metro Market Store Opens in Shorewood

The new Shorewood Metro Market, 4075 N. Oakland Ave., opened February 16, less than one year after Roundy's, the grocer's parent company, began demolition of the former Pick 'N Save location that stood just north of the new building. A ground-breaking for the new development took place last March 31.
 
Daily hours for the Shorewood Metro Market are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.  The store includes a pharmacy which is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
Employees and vendors will be temporarily parking along the street due to the high volume of customers using the parking ramp these first weeks.  However, long-term, employees and vendors at Metro Market will be parking in the parking ramp.
 
"Excitement is bubbling over as our community welcomes this new store which features a superior shopping experience including a dedicated staff and a warm and welcoming design," said Guy Johnson, Shorewood Village President. "Because Shorewood is only 1.5 square miles, I expect this store will positively impact the entire Village.  From families, to young adults and seniors, there's something for everyone."
 
The two-story store includes several signature areas including a Metro Butcher Shoppe, Metro Fish Co., Todd's BBQ, Badger Baking, Oki Sushi, an Oyster Bar, SQUEEZ'D Juice and Smoothies and TAP featuring 12 Wisconsin beers on tap.  Customers can also enjoy live piano music; made-to-order sandwiches, including The Shorewood, from Oakland Ave Deli; and pizza fresh out of the 800-degree stone oven.
February Primary Election Unofficial Results
The Spring Primary Election was held on Tuesday, February 16.  The ballot contained a Primary for Justice of the Supreme Court and Milwaukee County Executive.
 
Down below are the unofficial election results of Shorewood voters from Tuesday's primary.  To see all the election races and results in Milwaukee County, click here.
 
Justice of the Supreme Court
JoAnne F. Kloppenburg . . . . . . 1,250  (47.60%) 
Joe Donald . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 861  (32.79%) 
Rebecca G. Bradley . . . . . . . . .  509  (19.38%) 
WRITE-IN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6   (0.23%) 
 
County Executive
Chris J. Larson . . . . . . . . . . .  1,566  (60.56%) 
Chris Abele. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 917  (35.46%) 
Steve Hogan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52    (2.01%)
Joseph Thomas Klein . . . . . . . . . 44    (1.70%) 
WRITE-IN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7    (0.27%) 
Shorewood Schools Summit Starts Next Week

Student Artist-in-Residence Workshop at HarborChase Senior Living on February 20
The workshop is now scheduled for Saturday, February 20 from 3-4:30 p.m. at the HarborChase Senior Living Facility (1111 E. Capitol Drive).  
 
All Shorewood residents are invited and encouraged to attend this intergenerational event.
 
Shorewood was selected as a site for a Student Artist-in-Residence event sponsored by the Creative Trust, with HarborChase Senior Living playing host to two students, KC Rasch and Rachel Zembrowski, for the 2015-16 school year.  

Citizen Police Academy begins February 25

In order to provide the citizens of Shorewood an opportunity to learn more about their police department, the Shorewood Police Department is once again hosting a Citizens' Academy. This year's Academy begins on Thursday, February 25. 
    
This popular program offers a unique, inside look at the day-to-day operations of the Shorewood Police Department. The purpose of the academy is to increase understanding between the participants and the department through education and interaction with officers. This makes people feel more comfortable and familiar with the police.
 
Some of the topics covered in the academy include: Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) laws, Traffic enforcement, Criminal law and the criminal justice system, Defensive tactics, Firearms, Domestic violence, Drugs and Crime prevention.
Participants also ride along with patrol officers from the Shorewood Police Department.
 
Those interested can apply online at www.villageofshorewood.org/police or complete a paper application available at the Shorewood Police Department. 

2016 Shorewood Neighborhood of the Year Competition

The Shorewood Connects Neighbors project is seeking applications for the sixth annual "Shorewood Neighborhood of the Year" competition.  Applications will be reviewed by an evaluation panel, and the winning neighborhood will be featured in the Shorewood Today magazine in addition to having an opportunity to march behind a "Neighborhood of the Year" banner at the Village's annual 4th of July parade.  Permanent street signs noting the award will be placed on the winning block.
 
Applications will be judged according to the following criteria: inclusiveness, extent of multi-generational involvement, communication and organization, and whether the block incorporates a service element.  Applications are limited to one per neighborhood--a neighborhood usually encompasses one to four blocks--and will be accepted through February 29, 2016. 
 
Applications are available on the Village website on the Shorewood Connects page.  They can be completed online and emailed to Sue Kelley at sue@suekelleyconsulting.com or can be printed and returned to Shorewood Connects c/o Shorewood Village Hall, 3930 N. Murray Avenue.
 
If you have any questions, please contact Sue Kelley, Shorewood Connects Facilitator at 414.961.7262 or sue@suekelleyconsulting.com.

Tax Preparation Tools at the Village Center

As you begin to prepare your 2015 taxes, remember that Shorewood has two great, free, resources available with tools to help you. The Shorewood Public Library offers paper tax forms, both state and federal, and also has a public access computer from which you can print any forms and instructions you may need. 
 
The Senior Resource Center engages AARP volunteers to offer free tax preparation assistance each year. This service is free and offered on a first come, first served basis. Tax assistance from AARP volunteers is every Thursday from 1-5 p.m. through April 14 at the Village Center. Learn about these and other tax tools & resources on the Library's website.

2016 MMSD Rain Garden Plant Sale

Help manage water where it falls with discounted plants for your rain garden. The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District (MMSD) and the Graham-Martin Foundation's rain garden plant sale starts now and is open to customers within MMSD's service area. Plants are provided at about a 50% discount (compared to retail prices). In addition to the plant sale, MMSD is offering a FREE Rain Garden Design Workshop where you can learn about rain gardens, plant selection, and plant care.  
 
For more information about the rain garden plant sale or an upcoming rain garden design workshop, feel free to visit the MMSD website.
 

Coloring for Adults at the Shorewood Library

Relax, restore and be creative at Color me Happy - a coloring program just for grown-ups at the library on Tuesday, February 23 at 6:30 p.m. Unleash your inner playful artist as you experiment with meditative coloring and art forms such as Zentangle. All adults are welcome, and we'll even provide some snacks. 
 

3rd Annual Seuss Birthday Celebration        


The Shorewood Public Library will be having the 3rd Annual Seuss Celebration on Saturday, February 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday with some of your favorite stories by Dr. Seuss along with "Seuss-y" snacks, games and crafts.

All are invited to attend the event.  Festivities will be geared towards families with young children.

For more information about the Shorewood Public Library, feel free to visit their website.

Sustainable Shorewood Tip of the Week        

Leftover Straw, Hay or Wood Chips
If you have leftover straw or hay from seasonal decoration or a landscaping project, local nonprofit Kompost Kids will be grateful to take it off your hands, and donating it saves the hassle of municipal collection from the curb. The Kompost Kids will use it to cover kitchen trimmings and keep things tidy at local compost sites. And if you are planning to have a tree trimmed or removed, ask the arborist if he can dump the wood chips at one the Kompost Kids partner gardens. Learn more at www.kompostkids.org or by writing contact@kompostkids.com.

Health Department Highlights        

Did You Know?
Data from the 2013 Wisconsin Youth Risk Behavior Survey indicate that 11% of female students and 4% of male students report being forced, either verbally or physically, to take part in a sexual activity.  Dating violence can happen to teens in a romantic or sexual relationship anytime, anywhere. It may occur in person or electronically and it might occur between a current or former dating partner.   
 
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention month. Dating violence can be prevented when teens, families, organizations, and communities work together to implement effective prevention strategies. Talking to teens about acceptable and unacceptable behaviors in relationships is critical to helping them understand what healthy, respectful relationships look like. Preteens and teens can learn interpersonal skills like conflict resolution, self-control and behavior regulation to navigate changing social dynamics and their own reactions to those changes.  There are a number of resources available in Wisconsin and nationally to provide information and strategies to prevent teen dating violence. These include:
 
Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA): http://www.wcasa.org/
 
End Abuse Wisconsin: http://www.endabusewi.org/home
 
 
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We continue to offer 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, February 23, from 4 - 5 p.m. - North Shore Library
Upcoming Adult Health Clinics (appointment required)
  • Tuesday, February 23 from 8 - 10 a.m. - Shorewood
Upcoming Blood Pressure Screenings (No appointment required)
  • Tuesday, February 23 from 3:30 - 4 p.m. - North Shore Library
  • Wednesday, February 24 from 3:30 - 5 p.m. - Shorewood
Upcoming Community Events

SHS Orchestra Benefit Concert
Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Shorewood High School Auditorium

Shorewood Resident Kenneth Kapp Debuts Book, The Slow and Painful Awakening of Herr Wilhelm Neimann
Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Boswell Books (2559 N Downer Ave., Milwaukee, WI)

Student Art-in-Residence Workshop
Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 3 p.m.
HarborChase Senior Living (1111 E. Capitol Dr.)

Shorewood School District Art Show
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. (Opening)
Shorewood Public Library

Save the Date for the "Shorewood Schools Summit: Building Our Children's Future!"
Thursday, February 25 from 5-9 p.m.
Friday, February 26 from 5-9 p.m.
Saturday, February 27 from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Atwater School in the Cafeteria

3rd Annual Seuss Celebration
Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.
Shorewood Public Library
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