- Leroy Hood
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.

April 18 Village Board Agenda

The Village Board will meet on Monday, April 18 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 April 18, 2016
  2. Present Police Annual Report
  3. Present 2015 NR 216 (Stormwater) Annual Report
  4. Consider Option to Purchase for Relocation of Police Department
  5. Consider Resolution 2016-04 Declaring Official Intent to Reimburse Expenditures from Proceeds of Borrowing
  6. Consider Contract for 2016 Sanitary Sewer Lining Program
  7. Consider Special Privilege Applications for Outdoor Seating in the Public Way

Village Looking to Recruit for more Election Inspectors

The Village of Shorewood would like to thank the voters for their patience at the April 5, 2016 Spring Election.  The lines were extremely long at times but voters were very understanding.  Our Election Inspectors worked diligently to keep the lines moving as efficiently as possible.  Suggestions have been made that the Village should utilize more workers on Election Day to make the process smoother and more efficient.  However, every available election inspector was utilized for the April 5th Election. 
The Village of Shorewood is always recruiting for more election inspectors and as the November Election approaches, the Village will need to expand the list of available workers even further.  Election Inspectors help ensure an open, accurate, and fair election.  Some of the duties include issuing ballots, registering voters, monitoring the voting equipment, and completing required paperwork.  Election inspectors do receive training and compensation.
If you are interested in learning more about being an election inspector, please visit the Village website or complete an application. If you have more questions, feel free to contact Village Clerk-Treasurer Tanya O'Malley at 414.847.2608 or via email at tomalley@villageofshorewood.org.

Village Board Considering Police Department Relocation on April 18

The Village Board will meet Monday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss and consider the option to purchase the A B Data building.
To view the presentation Chief Nimmer presented at a previous Village Board meeting click here.

The Shorewood Police Department is currently housed in a joint use facility with North Shore Fire Department. The police department staff of 33 employees occupies 5,000 sq. feet of the lower level while the fire station occupies the upper level of the building. Constructed in 1927, the building no longer adequately serves the needs of a modern law enforcement agency. 

A facility feasibility study conducted in 2007 by the Zimmerman Design Group, a leader in police architecture, led to the exploration of possible remodeling or a rebuild of the current facility as well as a move to one of several possible locations. After a thorough vetting process, Village and Police officials believe that the A B Data building at 4057 N. Wilson Drive meets all the needs of a modern police department today and for the foreseeable future.

The Village Board has built this project into its long-term financial plan and final consideration for approval for the purchase is anticipated at the April 18 meeting. The goal is for the new facility to be in place by summer 2017.

In the meantime, the Village, Police Department and Public Safety Committee encourage residents to attend the informational sessions and provide feedback or questions to Chief Nimmer at 414.847.2616 or Chris Swartz at 414.847.2701.  If you'd like to read the White Paper for the Police Department Facility, feel free to click here.

Fourth of July Committee Asking for Nominations for Parade Marshall 

The Village of Shorewood Fourth of July Committee is now accepting nominations for the July 4th Parade Marshall.  Who do you think best represents the Shorewood community? 

Please submit your nomination of 100 words or less to Jenny Heyden at jenny@shorewoodwi.com by May 6.  

Parade Marshall will be determined by the Fourth of July Planning Committee in mid-May. 

Four Public Meetings Now Scheduled for Residents to Learn about Solar Shorewood

Solar Shorewood is a grassroots residential and commercial group purchasing program for solar. This program is offered through a partnership between the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) and the Village of Shorewood. Home and business owners throughout Shorewood may participate in this program to help pool their buying power to secure significant discounts that make installing solar more affordable than ever. 

The program will launch in April and will feature free information sessions through July. The first free information session (called a Solar Power Hour) will be April 26 at 6 p.m. at Three Lions Pub at 4515 N Oakland Ave.  The other three scheduled Solar Power Hour sessions occur:
  • Tuesday, May 24 at 6 p.m. at the Shorewood Village Center
  • Monday, June 6 at 6 p.m. at the Colectivo in Shorewood
  • Wednesday, July 13 at 6 p.m. at the Camp Bar in Shorewood

If you have initial questions, please feel free to visit the Solar Shorewood website or email Peter Murphy, who works for MREA, atpeterm@midwestrenew.org .

Shorewood Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Week Scheduled May 1 through May 7
The Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Committee is coordinating an engaging, fun-filled week for Shorewood residents.  The Shorewood Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Week will take place May 1 through May 7.  

Down below is a list of all the fun activities that you can participate in with friends and family.  Feel free to sign up on the Shorewood Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Week Facebook page to receive clues to the scavenger hunt and other fun facts.  Gift cards will be given out as prizes to several participants in the events.  

If you have questions, feel free to contact Assistant Village Manager Tyler Burkart at tburkart@villageofshorewood.org or 414.847.2705.
  • Scavenger Hunt.  Starting May 2, once a day, clues will be shared with residents on the Facebook page to help them find a medallion hidden in Shorewood.  The first person to find the medallion will win a $25 gift card.
  • Crossings Theatrical Event.  On May 3 from 3:30 - 5 p.m., you can come join and watch the fun as the Village teams up with UW-Milwaukee students to walk through Shorewood and show everyone how fun and safe crossing the street can be through short theatrical performances.  The performances are sponsored by Metro Market.  Click here for more information and sign up to volunteer.
  • Taste of Shorewood.  The Shorewood BID will be kicking off their Taste of Shorewood campaign on Friday, May 5.  We encourage residents to walk and bike to the local restaurants to enjoy these amazing local businesses.  Share photos of you at the local businesses on the Facebook page to win a prize.
  • Bike Rodeo.  The Shorewood Recreation Department will be having the Bike Rodeo on Saturday, May 7 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Hear safety tips, learn traffic rules and have your helmet fitted.  The Senior Resource Center will be there to install free bike bells donated by the Shorewood Men's Club.  You can sign up for this event on the Shorewood Recreation Department website.
  • Throughout the Week.  On the Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Week Facebook page, you can share a number of things to win other great prizes.  You can either share photos of things you witnessed during your walk in Shorewood, share sidewalk art encouraging residents to "Share the Walk", share a Google maps image of your favorite walking or biking routes and even participate in one of the self-guided historical walking tours that will be shared on the Facebook page.
Next Shorewood Memory Cafe Scheduled April 21
Shorewood's Memory Café celebrates Spring in song and stories when we meet Thursday, April 21 from 2:30 - 4 p.m. at Three Lions Pub. We welcome old and new friends living with memory issues, and their care partners. 

We'll be treated this month to the musical offerings of the Young At Heart Singers, a lively group of Senior Resource Center performers who love to share with others all the joys of song and clowning around. 

You're never too old - and never forget - how to have fun, when you have a song in your heart. Come sing, laugh and share with us. We're looking forward to seeing you!

Please RSVP in advance to Elizabeth Price, Shorewood Resource Center Director, at 414.847.2727. Our Memory Cafes are always free. Some refreshments are provided by our generous hosts and British pub food is available for ordering from the menu.
Seeking Volunteers for Spring Yard Clean-Up on April 30
Please join your neighbors in volunteering for the annual Shorewood Connects Spring Yard Clean-Up to be held 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 30.  

After a light breakfast at Kingo Lutheran Church, volunteers will head out to rake and clean up the yards of older and disabled Shorewood residents.  It's a great way of connecting to your community.  

To volunteer, contact Michelle Boehm at 414.698.4369 or michelle.boehm@sbcglobal.net.

Thank you in advance to all the volunteers who invest their time and energy into helping out our wonderful community!

Weekly Highlight from Shorewood Schools Superintendent Bryan Davis

We are excited to announce that--in their 13th consecutive trip to the state tournament--the Shorewood High School Mock Trial Team took first place and will now be representing the great state of Wisconsin at the National Championships in Boise, ID, May 13-15. To learn more about this major achievement, visit the Shorewood School District website
The Shorewood Mock Trial team has a Go Fund Me page to help cover trip expenses and allow them to participate in the national tournament. To contribute, visit their Go Fund Me website.  We are grateful for our community support. Go Greyhounds!
Save the Date for the Conservation Fair and North Shore Bank Document Shredding
Save the Date, Save Your Stuff
The Shorewood Conservation Committee is pleased to announce that its annual Conservation Fair will be held at the Atwater Elementary parking lot on Saturday, July 16, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

In addition to offering tables and educational outreach on local sustainability issues and Committee initiatives in Shorewood, several vendors will be collecting materials for responsible reuse, recycling, and disposal: expired and unwanted medicines, shoes, corks, scrap metal, working and nonworking electronics, household items and building materials, clothing, and latex paint. 

Following the Fair, a free composting workshop will also be held at the Lake Bluff Community Garden from 12 - 1 p.m. Please note that we will not be offering document shredding this year, but look for notices in the Manager's Memo (see below) about upcoming local shredding opportunities in the spring and summer. We hope to see you there.
Community Shred Event at North Shore Bank
Even though the 2016 Shorewood Conservation Fair on July 16 will not be offering document shredding, North Shore Bank will offer free document shredding at its 4414 N Oakland Ave. location on May 7 from 9 - 11 a.m. This is a great and convenient spring cleaning opportunity for Shorewood residents. Clear out old tax returns, bank statements, and other sensitive documents for secure and efficient disposal.

Celebrate National Library Week with Shorewood Library through April 16

Join the Shorewood Library as we celebrate the transformative power of libraries during National Library Week 2016. 

It's already been a fantastic celebration with live theater, pop up libraries around town, and love found through Book Speed Dating. 

There's still time to celebrate with us:
  • Little Free Libraries informational display - All week.
  • Selfie Station to show your Library Love - All week. More information.
  • Color me Happy! - Thursday, April 14, 6:30 p.m. More information.
  • Stories Around the World - Saturday, April 16, 10:30 a.m. More information.
  • Maker's Day - Saturday, April 16, 1 p.m. More information.

Book Some Time with Your Family!

Celebrate the importance of reading to and with your kids this spring. From April 10 through May 7 submit your photos of your family "booking" some time together. 

Parents, grandparents or guardians can email a picture of you reading with or to your child/children to Heide Piehler at heide.piehler@mcfls.org. Photos will be displayed in the library, on our social media and website with your consent.
All families submitting photos will be entered in a drawing for gift cards to Boswell Books or Barnes & Noble so they may add to their children's home library collection! Learn more on our website.
This contest is generously funded by the Friends of Shorewood Library. Happy reading!

The Trees of Edgewood Place: The History
of a Shorewood Arboretum

On Wednesday, April 20 at 7 p.m. in the Village Center / Shorewood Library there will be a presentation on the Trees of Edgewood Place - the History of a Shorewood Arboretum.

Starting in 1930 and spanning several decades more than 160 trees were planted on the grounds of the Shorewood Hospital to form a small arboretum on the south edge of Shorewood between Maryland and Prospect Avenues. 

Former Marquette University Biology Professor Stephen Munroe will cover the history of the Shorewood Hospital, which operated from 1905-1977, and a pictorial walk-through the trees that shade the property today.

If you have questions or would like more information about the event, feel free to visit the Shorewood Library website.

Sustainable Shorewood Tip of the Week        

MMSD Home HazMat Collections
Long lines at the State Fair Park mobile collection this past weekend point out the need to remind Milwaukee County residents that there are three Home HazMat collection facilities open all year long.  The locations are in Menomonee Falls, Franklin and Milwaukee. Anyone in Milwaukee County can use the 38th and Lincoln collection facility in Milwaukee for Home HazMat purposes.
Milwaukee is open:  Thursday through Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Menomonee Falls is open:  Monday and Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Franklin is open:  Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For addresses, a list of things you can and cannot bring and separate mobile collections, go to www.mmsd.com.

Health Department Highlights        

Did You Know?
National Minority Cancer Awareness Week is celebrated April 10-16. Cancer can affect everyone differently, but minority groups continue to be impacted the most. Some of the factors associated with these disparities include lack of access to prevention/detection services and to high-quality treatment due to higher poverty rates and lack of health insurance. 

The American Cancer Society is working on decreasing disparities by improving access to cancer screenings and treatment, as well as quit-smoking programs. The North Shore Health Department is very active in cancer prevention. We provide services such as referrals to the Well Woman Program, HPV vaccinations to prevent cervical cancer as well as radon test kits to promote lung cancer awareness.  Contact the Health Department to get more information on these services.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is also promoting National Minority Health Month this April. The theme for 2016 is "Accelerating Health Equity for the Nation." Social determinants of health such as age, income, or education are linked to inequalities in health among racial and ethnic minorities. The HHS is leading the nation towards achieving health equity. To learn more or to get involved, visit the links below:
Car Seat Recycle Day
  • Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • If your car seat is old, damaged, not usable, was involved in a car crash or bought at a thrift store, it could be putting children at risk for injury. Help get these car seats out of use by bringing it to the car seat recycle day at the North Shore Fire Rescue Station 81, 4401 W. River Lane, Brown Deer, WI
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414.371.2980.
  • Tuesday, April 19 from 7:30 - 9 a.m. - Shorewood
  • Wednesday, April 20 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Brown Deer
  • Tuesday, April 26 from 4 - 5 p.m. - North Shore Library
Upcoming Adult Health Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414.371.2980.
  • Wednesday, April 20 from 8 - 10 a.m. - Brown Deer
  • Tuesday, April 26 from 8 - 10 a.m. - Shorewood
Upcoming Blood Pressure Screenings (walk-ins welcome - no appointment necessary)
  • Tuesday, April 26 from 3:30 - 4 p.m. - North Shore Library
  • Wednesday, April 27 from 3:30 - 5 p.m. - Shorewood
Upcoming Community Events

National Library Week
Sunday, April 10 through Saturday, April 16, 2016
Shorewood Public Library (Events listed in above article)

Shorewood Woman's Club featuring DeWitt Clinton with Gentle Yoga
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 1 p.m.
Village Center

Trees of Edgewood Place (see article)
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Shorewood Public Library

Shorewood Memory Cafe
Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 2:30 - 4 p.m.
Three Lions Pub

Solar Shorewood Group Buy Information Session
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 6 p.m.
Three Lions Pub

Spring Yard Clean-Up
Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 9 a.m.
Breakfast Beforehand at Kingo Lutheran Church

Share Shorewood:  Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Week
Sunday, May 1 through Saturday, May 7, 2016
Village of Shorewood

North Shore Bank Community Shredding Event
Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 9 - 11 a.m.
North Shore Bank, 4414 N. Oakland Ave.
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