Time is free, but it's priceless.  You can't own it, but you can use it.  You can't keep it, but you can spend it.  Once you've lost it you can never get it back. 

- Harvey Mackay
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.

May 2 Village Board Highlights

The Village Board met on Monday, May 2 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. Conducted Oath of Office for Trustees Tammy Bockhorst and Allison J. Rozek 
  2. Approved Presentation of Accounts May 2, 2016
  3. Approved Disallowance of Claim for Maria Fenske
  4. Approved Application for Parade Permit for Shorewood Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Committee Fun Run 5K, May 6, 2016
  5. Approved Application for Parade Permit for Shorewood Men's Club Chicken Run, June 11, 2016
  6. Approved Application for Temporary Class "B" Retailer's License for Shorewood Men's Club Chicken BBQ, Atwater Park, June 11, 2016
  7. Approved Application for Temporary Class "B" Retailer's License for Shorewood Men's Club July 4th Event, Atwater Park, July 4, 2016
  8. Approved Application for Street Festival Permit for Three Lions Pub UEFA Euro 2016 Final, 4500 Block of N. Oakland Ave., July 10, 2016
  9. Approved Application for Temporary Extension Request Class "B" Premises, Three Lions Pub UEFA Euro 2016 Final, 4500 Block of N. Oakland Ave., July 10, 2016
  10. Approved Application for Temporary Class "B/"Class B" Retailer's License for Surfrider Foundation Contained in Water II, 4500 N. Oakland Ave., July 22, 2016
  11. Approved Application for Street Festival Permit for Surfrider Foundation, Atwater Beach, August 20, 2016
  12. Approved Facade Grant for 4144 N. Oakland Ave.
  13. Approved Agreement for Phase II Environmental Study for AB Data Building
  14. Approved Suburban Mutual Assistance Response Team (SMART) Agreement 
  15. Approved Class C Wine License for Blackbird Mercantile LLC d/b/a Draft & Vessel, 4417 N. Oakland Ave., Shorewood WI, Nathaniel Davauer, Agent
  16. Approved MOU with DOT regarding Capitol Drive Crosswalk Reconstruction
  17. Approved Amendment to Contract with Stark for Additional Work related to Capitol Drive Crosswalks

Congratulations to Trustees Tammy Bockhorst and Allison Rozek

The Village of Shorewood would like to congratulate Trustees Tammy Bockhorst and Allison Rozek on starting their three year terms this past Monday.  During the Monday Village Board meeting, each Trustee took the oath of office conducted by Village Clerk-Treasurer Tanya O'Malley.  All the Trustees on the Village Board received their committee assignments from President Johnson as of May 2, 2016. Thank you to Trustees Tammy Bockhorst, Allison Rozek and the rest of the Village Board for your continued commitment in serving the Village of Shorewood.

Davida Amenta, Village Trustee (term expires 2018)
  • Public Works Committee (Chair)
  • Judiciary, Personnel and Licensing Committee
  • Strategic Initiatives Committee
  • Wilson Drive Steering Committee
  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Committee Liaison
Tammy Bockhorst, Village Trustee (term expires 2019)
  • Community and Business Relations Committee (Chair)
  • Public Safety Committee
  • Budget and Finance Committee
  • Community Development Authority, Member
  • Public Arts Committee, Liaison
Michael Maher, Village Trustee (term expires 2017)
  • Budget and Finance Committee (Chair)
  • Community and Business Relations Committee
  • Public Safety Committee
  • Plan Commission, Member
  • Shorewood Historical Society, Liaison
  • Wilson Drive Steering Committee
Ann McKaig, Village Trustee (term expires 2017)
  • Judiciary, Personnel, and Licensing Committee (Chair)
  • Strategic Initiatives Committee
  • Public Works Committee
  • Parks Commission, Liaison
  • President Designee to Marketing Leadership Committee
  • Shorewood Today Editorial Board, Liaison
Allison Rozek, Village Trustee (term expires 2019)
  • Public Safety Committee (Chair)
  • Budget and Finance Committee
  • Community and Business Relations Committee
  • Community Development Authority, Member
  • Police Commission, Liaison
Paul Zovic, Village Trustee (term expires 2018)
  • Strategic Initiatives Committee (Chair)
  • Judiciary, Personnel, and Licensing Committee
  • Public Works Committee
  • Business Improvement District, Member
  • Conservation Committee, Liaison

Village Recruiting Volunteers for Boards, Committees and Commissions

The Village of Shorewood is seeking applications for several boards, committees and commissions, which includes: Board of Appeals, Board of Review, Conservation Committee, Design Review Board, Elder Services Advisory Committee, Parks Commission, Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Committee, Plan Commission, and the Public Art Committee.
Please visit the Village of Shorewood website to learn about the different boards, committees and commissions.  If you are interested in applying for these appointments, please submit your application to the Clerk's Office. Applications will begin to be reviewed on Wednesday, May 11 as the application process will remain open. 

Applications will be reviewed and appointments set for interviews with the Village Board's Judiciary, Personnel and Licensing (JPL) Committee. Feel free to download a printable application or an online application.  Please feel free to contact Village Clerk-Treasurer Tanya O'Malley at 414.847.2608 or via email at tomalley@villageofshorewood.org if you have questions.
Applications are kept on file for two years. You may also review the list of Boards, Committees and Commissions and submit applications for any selection that is not listed above. Your application may be considered during the year if a vacancy occurs. 
2016 Combined Sewer Relay Improvements at Lake Bluff-Oakland Intersection
The Village of Shorewood established a combined sewer improvement program based on the Village's adopted 2011 Comprehensive Facility Plan.  The 2016 NE Area Combined Sewer Improvement Program incorporates these recommendations and includes sewer work in the intersection at Lake Bluff Blvd. and Oakland Ave. 
The work will begin May 9 and will close access to Lake Bluff Blvd. east of Oakland Avenue.  On-street parking near the Lake Bluff-Oakland intersection will be restricted to create a safe work zone.  Temporary traffic control, including a four-way stop, will be in place until  sewer installation is completed and the concrete roadway is restored.  The Village is estimating this project to last approximately three to four weeks, depending on weather conditions and other factors.
We appreciate your patience and cooperation for the duration of this combined sewer improvement project.  To help accommodate the loss of on-street parking, the Village will be encouraging residents to try nearby alternative parking locations, which will include the side streets of Lake Bluff Blvd., Marion St., Bartlett Ave., and Kensington Blvd.  If you have any questions about the construction schedule, please contact the Department of Public Works at 414.847.2650.  If you have any questions about parking alternative locations, feel free to contact Village Hall at 414.847.2700.  For more information, please visit the Village of Shorewood website .
Taste of Shorewood Begins this Friday
The Shorewood Business Improvement District is coordinating "Taste of Shorewood" from Friday May 6 through Sunday, May 15.  During these ten days, several of the Shorewood restaurants and businesses have specials to encourage residents and visitors to stop by during the "Taste of Shorewood" campaign. The participating businesses include:

Camp BarCulver's of ShorewoodDraft & Vessel
Einstein Brothers BagelsFalbo Brothers PizzaHarborChase
Harry's Bar and GrillIndulgence ChocolatiersMetro Market
Nino's Southern SidesNorth Star American BistroOakcrest Tavern
Three Lions Pub

For more information on "Taste of Shorewood" and the specials available, please free free to download the brochure to learn more.

Bike Rodeo to Conclude Shorewood Pedestrian and Bike Safety Week on May 7
The Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Committee coordinated an engaging, fun-filled week for Shorewood residents.  The Shorewood Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Week took place between May 1 through May 7.  

The week will be finishing up with the Bike Rodeo. The Shorewood Recreation Department will hold 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.

Village Seeking Volunteers and Parade Marshall Nominations for the Fourth of July

Seeking July 4th Volunteers
Want to channel your patriotic side to help with Shorewood's July 4th parade or Atwater Park festivities?  We are looking for volunteers to help with the following:
  • Parade set-up helpers (12-3 p.m.)
  • Parade sign holders (2-4 p.m.)
  • Convertible car owners/drivers (2-4 p.m.)
  • Atwater Park activity helpers (5-9 p.m.)
If interested, please contact Jenny Heyden at jenny@shorewoodwi.com or at (414) 534-6287 by June 1.  

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

Please submit a nomination of 100 words or less to Jenny Heyden at jenny@shorewoodwi.com by May 6.  The Parade Marshall will be determined by the Fourth of July Planning Committee in mid-May. 
HarborChase in Shorewood Featured in 
Recent Senior Housing News Article
Mary Kate Nelson from the Senior Housing News wrote an article about the HarborChase housing project in Shorewood on April 27.  

The Village of Shorewood is proud to be home to several housing units that create an inviting and safe community for so many residents.

If you would like to read the article, feel free to click the following link.

There is also a video produced by Direct Supply Aptura that showcases HarborChase in Shorewood.  Feel free to click this link to access the video.

Public Invited to Bee and Butterfly Programs

Bees, butterflies and other pollinators are essential for human life. Without these pollinators, 85% of the world's flower plants would disappear. There would be no apples, pumpkins, blueberries or many other fruits and vegetables. Only wind pollinated crops such as wheat and corn would remain.

The Shorewood Public Library and the Shorewood Senior Resource Center (SRC) are cooperating in the presentation of a series programs to educate the community on the vital importance of these beneficial insects and to encourage residents to create nurturing environments in their own backyards. 

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. - Wednesday, May 18 -- What's the Buzz? The Basics of Bees and Bee Keeping  
Charlie Koenen, inventor of the Beepod, explains why bees are critical to our communities and how we can protect our bumbling buddies. As a follow-up to the Shorewood Village Board's approval of beekeeping in Shorewood yards, Koenen will also give tips and resources on how to become a beekeeper.

6:30 - 8 p.m. - Monday, May 23 -- The Marvelous Monarch
Judith Kesser, an experienced, dedicated gardener, will discuss the threatened Monarch butterfly immigration and what communities and individuals can do to create more desirable habitats for Monarchs and other pollinators right in their own in their yards.
6:30 - 8 p.m. - Tuesday, June 7 -- Butterfly Garden to Go 
Learn about plants that support pollinating insects from John and Martha Lunz from the North Milwaukee Chapter of Wild Ones. The class will create a small container butterfly garden to take home.
All programs are free and open to the public and will be held at the Shorewood Village Center (Library Lower Level) 3920 N. Murray Avenue. 
SRC Announces Essay Contest Winners
The Shorewood Senior Resource Center announced the winners of its annual essay contest open to sixth grade students in the Shorewood Elementary schools. Students from Atwater, and Lake Bluff Schools submitted 144 entries on the themes "My" Older Friend" or "My Grandparent".  A panel of 12 judges selected the winners based on several criteria including describing a feeling of strong relationship between the young person and a person 60 or older.

The 2016 winners are:
  • Jack Trost, "Veteran's Day", Lake Bluff Elementary School
  • Mira Laroyia, "My Nani", Lake Bluff Elementary School
Honorable mentions:
  • Sloane Zainer, "Back to Life", Atwater Elementary School
  • Liam Eickhoff, "Puzzles", Lake Bluff Elementary School
  • Abigail Mielnicki, "Seashells of Memories", Lake Bluff elementary School
  • Adam O'Connor, "Bird Calls", Atwater Elementary School
The winning essays may be viewed at www.villageofshorewood.org/src
Each winner will receive $25 cash, an award certificate and Culver's gift card; Honorable Mentions will receive an award certificate and Culver's gift card. The Students will read their essays and then receive their awards at a luncheon on May 9 in the Village Center Meeting Room. Their families, teachers and SRC participants have been invited to attend. For more information, contact Elizabeth Price, Shorewood Senor Resource Center at 414.847.2727.

Community Shred Event and Conservation Fair Save the Dates
Save the Date, Save Your Stuff
The Shorewood Conservation Committee is reminding residents 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.

Weekly Highlight from Shorewood Schools Superintendent Bryan Davis

In early March, our district sought proposals for the design and construction of two new tennis courts at the Lake Bluff Elementary School. After careful review of the proposals, we have selected Munson Inc. to complete the construction of the courts and Kapur and Associated to create the design for the project.
The project is expected to begin directly after the end of the school year in June, with the goal of completing installation before the beginning of the 2016-17 school year. Prior to the start of construction, our district plans to organize an open session to allow community members to see the design for the courts, once the design is completed. This session will be scheduled before the end of the school year.
Funding for the tennis courts was raised through a joint, community effort that included funding from the Lake Bluff PTO, the Village of Shorewood, the Shorewood School District and Recreation Department, and a generous grant from the Shorewood Foundation.
More detailed information regarding the community session and the construction timeline will be provided to community members in the coming weeks via the School Board agenda and on the Shorewood School District website. Questions may be directed to Brenda Rowland in the Shorewood School District Business Office at browland@shorewood.k12.wi.us

Laptops Now Available for Use at the Library

Thanks to a generous donation from Metro Market Shorewood to the Friends of Shorewood Public Library, the Library is now offering five brand new laptops for use at the library. 

Our computers are frequently full, and we know that you need flexibility: check out a laptop to use in a quiet study room, to use in a conversation area if you need to be on the phone simultaneously, or to use to surf the internet from your favorite comfy seat. 

To learn more about the laptops and how they work, check out our website.

Sustainable Shorewood Tip of the Week        

Birds may be the most welcome harbingers of spring. Colorful to see, a delight to hear, birds lend grace and beauty to our surroundings and provide natural insect control. To make your residence or neighborhood an inviting sanctuary for birds, create places for them to nest, feed, drink, and wash. Here's some advice on birdhouses, feeders, and birdbaths:
  • Birdhouses. If suitable natural nesting habitats such as old trees are in short supply, build or buy a birdhouse and install it out of reach of cats, squirrels, and other predators.
  • Feeders. Commercial bird feeders are available in most hardware stores, but you can also make feeders out of plastic bottles or milk cartons that can be hung from safe places such as a clothesline. If you prefer to grow bird food, consider planting native wildflowers, shrubs, and sunflowers.
  • Cultivated flowers also are especially attractive to some birds, particularly goldfinches, house finches, juncos, white-throated sparrows, and hummingbirds.
  • Bird Baths. Birds are most comfortable with a rough-surfaced source of water about 2 feet wide, no more than 2 inches deep. A shallow dish or gently-sloping bowl placed right on the ground will do, as will a plastic or terra cotta plant dish or inverted metal trash lid. Put the bath out in the open, not close to shrubs or places where cats can hide. A thorny bush or protective brush pile may make the birds feel more secure.
For more information at EarthShare:  http://www.earthshare.org/2008/05/birds-on-the-wi.html

Health Department Highlights        

Did You Know?
May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month.  Lyme disease is caused by the spirochete bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. It is transmitted through the bite of certain species of blacklegged ticks.  The geographic distribution of Lyme disease is highly regional--approximately 95% of confirmed Lyme disease cases are reported from the upper Midwest, New England, and the mid-Atlantic states. There were 984 confirmed cases of Lyme disease in Wisconsin in 2014, with the highest number of cases occurring in June and July.  

Residents and travelers in areas where Lyme disease is common-including areas in Northern Wisconsin--should protect themselves. To help prevent Lyme disease, the CDC recommends avoiding areas with tall grass and brush where ticks are common; applying repellents that contain at least 20%-30% DEET; wearing clothing treated with 0.5% permethrin; showering soon after coming indoors; and seeking health care promptly if symptoms of Lyme disease develop, including fever, rash, and muscle or joint pain.
For more information on Lyme Disease, including photos of blacklegged ticks, what the characteristic Erythema migrans rash looks like, and how to safely remove a tick, visit http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/.  For a map showing Lyme disease incidence in Wisconsin by county, visit https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/tickborne/lyme/2014data.htm.

Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414.371.2980.
  • Tuesday, May 10 from 10 - 11 a.m. - Brown Deer
  • Thursday, May 12 from 3 - 4:30 p.m. - Shorewood
  • Tuesday, May 17 from 7:30 - 9 a.m. - Shorewood
  • Wednesday, May 18 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Brown Deer
  • Tuesday, May 31 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, May 18 from 8 - 10 a.m. - Brown Deer
  • Tuesday, May 24 from 8 - 10 a.m. - Shorewood 
Upcoming Blood Pressure Screenings (walk-ins welcome - no appointment necessary)
  • Wednesday, May 25 from 3:30 - 5 p.m. - Shorewood
  • Tuesday, May 31 from 3:30 - 4 p.m. - North Shore Library 
Upcoming Community Events

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

The 12th Annual Wearable Art Show (link)
Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Shorewood Village Center (Lower Level)

Bike Rodeo
Saturday, May 7 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Atwater Elementary School Parking Lot

Color Me Happy (link)
Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Shorewood Public Library

What's the Buzz?  The Basics of Bees (link)
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Shorewood Public Library

The Marvelous Monarch
Monday, May 23, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Shorewood Public Library

Solar Shorewood Group Buy Information Session
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 6 p.m.
Shorewood Village Center

Color Me Happy (link)
Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Shorewood Public Library

Summer Reading Sign-Up Begins
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Shorewood Public Library

Butterfly Garden to Go
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Shorewood Public Library
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