"Courage: the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently. 

- Maya Angelou
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 16 Village Board Agenda

The Village Board will meet on Monday, May 16 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 May 16, 2016
  2. Consider Reappointments to Boards, Committees and Commissions
    • Board of Appeals - Lance Mueller
    • Community Development Authority - Andrea Roschke
    • Conservation Committee - Sue Murphy Yerkes, Roland Schroeder
    • Library Board - Alex Handelsman
    • Parks Commission - Ellen Eckman, Jaime Jacoby
    • Plan Commission - Barbara Kiely Miller
    • Police Commission - Anthony Erba
    • Public Art Committee - Eve Sappenfield
  3. Consider Appointment of Michael Paulson for a term expiring in May 2018 on the Board of Appeals
  4. Consider Application for Temporary Cabaret License for Three Lions Pub UEFA Euro 2016 Final, 4500 Block of N. Oakland Ave., July 10, 2016
  5. Discuss Funding for 2016-2017 Capital Improvement Plan Regarding Alleys, Sidewalks, Park Improvements, Public Works Facilities and Street Lighting
  6. Present Police Department Building and Consider Option to Purchase the AB Data Building at 4057 N. Wilson Drive
  7. Consider Resolution 2016-06 Relative to Approval of an Amendment to Exhibit C of the "Domestic Animal Control Services Agreement" for the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission
  8. Present 2015 Village Financial Audit
  9. Consider Resolution 2016-05 Declaring Official Intent to Reimburse Expenditures from Proceeds of Borrowing
  10. Consider Economic Development Grant for Reserve Liquor License for Cloud Red at 4488 N. Oakland Ave., Owner Village Pub of Shorewood, LLC
  11. Consider Endorsing Bring Your Bag Shorewood Campaign
  12. Present Proclamation for National Public Works Week
  13. Present 2015 Performance Measurement Report

Construction Updates for the Village

The Village of Shorewood has a few construction projects that will begin over the next two weeks. Below is a quick summary on each of the projects:
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 began May 9 and will close access to Lake Bluff Blvd. east of Oakland Ave.  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.
Capitol Drive Crosswalks Replacement
The replacement of the failed paver crosswalks in E. Capitol Dr. is tentatively scheduled to begin on Monday, May 16.  The current paver design will be replaced with concrete.  Work in this first phase will be concentrated in the intersections of N. Wilson Dr., N. Morris Blvd. and N. Newhall St.; traffic control will stretch from a point west of the Wilson intersection to near N. Bartlett St.  To facilitate the work, traffic will be reduced to a single lane in each direction. Once work is completed in this first stage, traffic will be moved to the other lane so the work can be completed. Weather permitting the roadway should be completely reopened to traffic in approximately four weeks.
Last Weekend for Taste of Shorewood
The Shorewood Business Improvement District is coordinating "Taste of Shorewood" which lasts through this Sunday, May 15.  During the remaining days of Taste of Shorewood, several of the Shorewood restaurants and businesses have specials to encourage residents and visitors to stop by. The Taste of Shorewood 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.

Village Celebrates an Exciting Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Week!

The Village of Shorewood Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Committee thanks all residents and guests for participating in this year's Pedestrian and Bike Safety Week.  Several people enjoyed the plethora of activities ranging from the scavenger hunt, the Crossings theatrical performance, the historical walking tours, the 5K fun run, and the Bike Rodeo.  Thank you to Metro Market for sponsoring the Crossings theatrical performance as well as Anne Basting and the UW-Milwaukee students for help coordinating the event.  The Village gives an additional thank you to the Senior Resource Center, the Shorewood School District, and the Shorewood Men's Club for their assistance and support at the Bike Rodeo. Lastly, congratulations to Patricia Hollins for winning the scavenger hunt and finding the Share the Walk medallion. 

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 Library and the Senior Resource Center (SRC) are coordinating a series of 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. 

Village Seeking Volunteers for the 4th of July

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 via email at jenny@shorewoodwi.com or you can call 414.534.6287 by June 1.  
Next Memory Cafe Scheduled for May 19
This month Shorewood's Memory Café will offer our very own Movie Matinee. Join us on Thursday, May 19, 2:30-4 p.m. at Three Lions Pub to enjoy selected clips featuring our favorite vintage comedians in memorable performances.
Greet old friends and meet new ones. What could be better than an afternoon together sharing popcorn and laughter! We welcome anyone living with memory issues and their care partners - and we're looking forward to seeing you! 
Please RSVP in advance to Elizabeth Price, Shorewood Resource Center Director, at 414.847.2727 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Our Memory Cafes are always free. Coffee, sodas and water are provided by our generous hosts, and British pub food is always available for ordering from the menu.
Next Solar Shorewood Power Hour will be 
at the Village Center on May 24
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 next free information session (called a Solar Power Hour) will be Tuesday, May 24 at 6 p.m. at the Shorewood Village Center. The other two scheduled Solar Power Hour sessions occur:
  • 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, at peterm@midwestrenew.org.

Great Things Happening at Hubbard Park
The Village of Shorewood Department of Public Works has been working hard to improve Hubbard Park for residents and park visitors.  The Hubbard Park stairs are now fully completed as well as a new retaining wall by the Hubbard Park tunnel.  For Arbor Day on April 29, staff from DPW met with students from Shorewood Intermediate School to plant a new tree donated by the Shorewood Men's Club.  If you have a chance, feel free to take a walk or bike ride over to the park and enjoy the new improvements.

Weekly Highlight from Shorewood Schools Superintendent Bryan Davis

Next Thursday, May 19, our district will honor four legendary graduates of Shorewood High School (SHS) for their achievements in film and music -- and we would like to invite you to join us!

Fans of the movie Airplane! and the band Talking Heads will be familiar with this year's Shorewood Tradition of Excellence Award recipients: Jim Abrahams, Jerry Harrison, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker.

The Shorewood Alumni Association will sponsor a reception in the evening from 5-7 p.m. at Hubbard Park Lodge, and there will be a special awards ceremony during intermission at the opening night of the Shorewood musical production, South Pacific, from 7-9 p.m. The reception at Hubbard Park Lodge is open to current Alumni Association members, new members, as well as Shorewood parents and friends of the Alumni Association, and tickets can be purchased by May 14 by clicking here. Tickets for the opening night of the South Pacific musical production can be purchased at www.shorewooddrama.org.

For more information about the Shorewood Tradition of Excellence Awards, visit the District website.
Coloring Program at the Shorewood Public Library Every Second Thursday of the Month
Color with the Shorewood Public Library to your heart's content every second Thursday of the month! Explore your creative side with mindful coloring and art techniques while enjoying good company and music. We'll provide materials and coloring sheets while you provide the fun. The next one is this Thursday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Shorewood Public Library.

Still want to color more? Head over to the Whitefish Bay Public Library on Thursday, May 26 for more coloring fun. They're hosting an adult coloring club the fourth Thursday of every month.

Sustainable Shorewood Tip of the Week        

The Village of Shorewood created a new webpage to inform residents about monarch waystations and how they can create their own. The Shorewood Monarch Project is an inter-generational community initiative to increase awareness about the importance of butterflies, bees, and other pollinating insects and to encourage residents to conserve and create healthy habitats for pollinators in their own yards.

As part of the initiative, Atwater Bluff has been certified as a Monarch Waystation. Its mix of native plants provides nourishment for pollinating insects throughout the growing season. The variety of milkweed species found on the bluff assures a longer breeding season for Monarch butterflies.

The Shorewood schools are also exploring the creation of smaller waystations on school property. Students from Atwater, Lake Bluff, and St. Robert Schools are creating informational materials that will be displayed throughout the community.

This initiative was launched by staff from the Senior Resource Center and Shorewood Public Library with assistance from other Village department staff and concerned citizens. The Shorewood Men's Club is providing financial support.
Feel free to click here to take you to the webpage and learn about more resources available to you.

Health Department Highlights        

Did You Know?
May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is doing a lot to raise awareness. 

recent report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) found that teen birth rates fell during 2007-2010. The report showed that:
  • The U.S. teen birth rate declined 9 percent from 2009 to 2010, reaching a historic low at 34.3 births per 1,000 women aged 15-19; the rate dropped 44 percent from 1991 through 2010.
  • Teen birth rates by age and race and Hispanic origin were lower in 2010 than ever reported in the United States.
  • Fewer babies were born to teenagers in 2010 than in any year since 1946. If the teen birth rates observed in 1991 had not declined through 2010 as they did, there would have been an estimated 3.4 million additional births to teens during 1992-2010
By preventing teen and unplanned pregnancy, we can significantly improve other serious social problems including poverty, child abuse and neglect, low birth weight, school failure, and poor preparation for the workforce.

To learn more and how you can get involved visit one of the following websites:
Learn more about the North Shore Health Department and visit us at www.nshealthdept.org and like us on Facebook!

Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414.371.2980.
  • 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

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

Shorewood Memory Cafe
Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 2:30 - 4 p.m.
Three Lions Pub

Shorewood High School Performs "South Pacific"
Thursday, May 19, 2016 through Saturday, May 21, 2016
Shorewood High School Auditorium

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.
Whitefish Bay 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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