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- Sara Blakely
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.
July 11 Village Board Agenda
The Village Board will meet on Monday, June 11 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 - July 11, 2016
  2. Consider Disallowance of Claim - Victoria Lawrence
  3. Consider Appointments to Village Boards, Commissions and Committees:
    • Board of Appeals - Beth Aldana
    • Board of Appeals - Adam Burns
    • Board of Appeals - Carlos Pastrana
    • Conservation Committee - Caroline Kuebler
    • Elder Services Advisory Board - Priscilla Sharpless
    • Public Art Committee, Jon Krouse
  4. Consider Special Privilege Application for hardscape and plantings in the public right-of-way at residential property 3839 N Murray Avenue
  5. Consider Application for Street Festival Permit for Packer Kick-Off Party, 4000 block of N Oakland Ave, September 11, 2016
  6. Consider Application for Temporary Cabaret License for Packer Kick-Off Party, 4000 block of N Oakland Ave., September 11, 2016
  7. Consider Application for Temporary Extension Request Class "B" Premises for Packer Kick-Off Party, 4000 block of N Oakland Ave., September 11, 2016
  8. Hear Presentation on Bubler Bicycle Sharing
  9. Consider Trick or Treat Date and Time for 2016
  10. Consider Parklet Policy
  11. Consider Parklet in the public right-of-way for Three Lions business located at 4517 N Oakland Ave.
  12. Consider Parklet in the public right-of-way for Camp Bar business located at 4042 N Oakland Ave.
  13. Consider Policy and Sample Agreement for Use of Public Market Area at Metro Market
  14. Consider Market Area at Metro Market Agreement with Shorewood School District Booster Club
  15. Consider Contract for Installation of  Water Distribution SCADA System
  16. Consider Agreement for Traffic Study on Lake Drive
  17. Consider Transfer of $50,000 to BID for Facade Program for 2016
  18. Consider Amendment to Development Agreement with General Capital
  19. Consider RFP for Renovations of the Police Department Building, 4057 N Wilson Drive
  20. Consider Contract for Services for Citizen Survey
  21. Update and Discuss Wilson Drive Community Task Force Process and Next Steps 
Second Phase of E. Capitol Drive Crosswalk Replacements Underway
The first phases of the replacement of the failed paver crosswalks on E. Capitol Drive are nearing completion.  Beginning July 5, work will begin on E. Capitol Drive east of N. Oakland Avenue at the intersections of N Murray Avenue, N. Maryland Avenue and N. Downer Avenue. 
Below please find a summary of the remaining work:
  • July 5 - July 17:  Detour traffic utilizing E. Edgewood Avenue. 
  • July 5 - July 10:  WESTBOUND lanes on E. Capitol Drive from N. Oakland Avenue to N. Downer Avenue CLOSED; westbound traffic detoured to E. Edgewood Avenue.
  • July 11 - July 17:  EASTBOUND lanes on E. Capitol Drive from N. Oakland Avenue to N. Downer Avenue CLOSED; eastbound traffic will be detoured to E. Edgewood Avenue.
  • July 18:  All lanes on E. Capitol Drive will be reopened to traffic.
Weather permitting, the roadway should be completely reopened to traffic by Monday, July 18.  Lastly, buses will be rerouted to E. Jarvis Street OR E. Shorewood Boulevard during construction.
We appreciate your patience and cooperation.  If you have any questions about the construction schedule, please contact the Department of Public Works at 414-847-2650.
Village Thanks all Fourth of July Volunteers and the Shorewood Foundation
Hundreds of Shorewood residents and visitors came out for the Fourth of July festivities.  The Village of Shorewood would like to offer a special thank you to all the volunteers and vendors who made the parade possible.  Congratulations to Shorewood resident Jamie Reeve for being named this year's Parade Marshal.
The Village would like to give a special thank you to the Shorewood Foundation for sponsoring the fireworks again this year. The Shorewood Foundation's commitment to the Shorewood community is truly extraordinary, and sponsoring events such as the fireworks helps bring the community together in a very special way.

A big thank you to MB Marketing Solutions--Michelle Boehm, Jenny Heyden and Christel Henke--, all the volunteers, the Village DPW and Police staff for their planning and coordination efforts to make the Fourth of July festivities possible.  Their services were a significant contribution to this year's parade and festivities.

Shorewood Summer Concert Series Arrives at Hubbard Park Starting July 13

Starting Wednesday, July 13 the Village of Shorewood will be offering the free Shorewood Summer Concert Series at Hubbard Park. The musical entertainment will be offered four consecutive Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. 

Residents and visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic or purchase food and beverage from the Hubbard Park Lodge.

The following is the lineup for this year's Summer Concert Series:
  • July 13 - Tweed Funk (opened by a student group)
  • July 20 - Five Card Studs (opened by SIS/SHS Jazz Ensemble)
  • July 27 - Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra
  • August 3 - Whiskeybelles
Sponsors for the Summer Concert Series include the Shorewood Men's Club, HarborChase, Milwaukee Adventure Boot Camp, Mary Wright and Shorewest, and Diana Kostal and State Farm. If you have questions about the Summer Concert Series, please contact Village Hall at 414.847.2700.

Last Solar Shorewood Power Hour July 13

Located on Newton Ave, the Zovic family signed the first Solar Shorewood contract in late May! The electrical contractor, Arch Electric, will be installing a nearly 2 kW photovoltaic system in the next couple of months. 

Currently, the Milwaukee Shines program and the Solar Shorewood program are over halfway to the first group buy price reduction. The Zovics and other Shorewood residents may soon be realizing this additional benefit!  
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 last free information session (called a Solar Power Hour) will be on Wednesday, July 13 at 6 p.m. at the Camp Bar in Shorewood.

Conservation Committee Hosting Annual Conservation Fair on July 16

Conservation Fair
The Conservation Committee will be hosting the annual Conservation Fair on Saturday, July 16 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Atwater Elementary School parking lot.

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. We hope to see you there!

Waste Hauling Services Survey
The Village of Shorewood solicited and received proposals for a new waste hauling contract, containing various options for collection of trash, recyclables and yard waste, as well as options for a potential new program for composting food scraps.  

The proposals are currently under consideration by the Village Board of Trustees.  The Shorewood Conservation Committee would like to provide your feedback to the Trustees as they consider the new contract options.  The Village Board is currently scheduled to discuss and consider the proposals in early August.

The Conservation Committee created a short survey for residents to provide input.  The survey is live now and will be open for residents to submit feedback for the next month. Click here to get started and take the survey.  You can also take the survey at the Conservation Fair on July 16.

If you have questions about the survey or the waste hauling contract, please contact the Department of Public Works at 414.847.2650 or dpw@villageofshorewood.org.

Wisconsin Historical Society Exhibit 
Comes to the Shorewood Public Library

The Wisconsin Historical Society, in partnership with the Urban Ecology Center and Schlitz Audubon Center, UWM School of Freshwater Sciences, and the Water Council, has produced an engaging look at Wisconsin's water systems that is now being shown across the state. We're excited to be showcasing the exhibit, called "Great Lakes, Small Streams: How Water Shapes Wisconsin," at Shorewood Library from July 11 through July 24. Stop in to learn the ways water has shaped Wisconsin's landscape, history, communities, and future. 

Shorewood Garden Tour Only Weeks Away

On Saturday, July 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Shorewood Garden Tour will be taking place. The event is presented by the Green Team.

The garden locations for the Garden Tour are:
  • 4322 N. Wildwood Avenue
  • 4399 N. Alpine Avenue
  • 4022 N. Larkin Street
  • 3942 N. Oakland Avenue
  • 1822 E. Edgewood Avenue
  • 2413 E. Shorewood Boulevard
  • 4138 N. Downer Avenue
During the Garden Tour, participants will be able to meet Milwaukee's own "Plant Doctor" Melinda Myers. Myers has over 30 years of horticulture experience and has written over 20 gardening books.  Feel free to visit Myers's website to learn more about her and her gardening tips.

Melinda Myers will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 3942 N. Oakland Ave. to answer your gardening questions and to sign books.  Tickets will be sold for $10 at either SHOP (4524 N. Oakland Ave.) or at Village Hall.  All proceeds from the event go toward the beautification of the Village of Shorewood.  For more information, visit the Shorewood Garden Tour Facebook page.

Health Department Highlights        

Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414.371.2980.
  • Tuesday, July 12 from 10 - 11 a.m. - Brown Deer
  • Thursday, July 14 from 3 - 4:30 p.m. - Shorewood
Upcoming Adult Health Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414.371.2980.
  • Wednesday, July 20 from 8 - 10 a.m. - Brown Deer
Upcoming Blood Pressure Screenings (walk-ins welcome - no appointment necessary)
Upcoming Community Events

Summer Strings Concert
Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Shorewood High School Auditorium

Shorewood Summer Concert Series - Tweed Funk
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 6 p.m.
Hubbard Park

Solar Shorewood Power Hour
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 6 p.m.
Camp Bar

Shorewood Conservation Fair
Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Atwater Elementary School Parking Lot

Shorewood Summer Concert Series - Five Card Studs & SIS/SHS Jazz Ensemble
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 6 p.m.
Hubbard Park

Shorewood Public Library 18th Annual Summer Celebration
Thursday, July 21,2016 at 6 p.m.
Front lawn of the Village Center

Shorewood Summer Concert Series - Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 6 p.m.
Hubbard Park

Movie Under the Stars Series: Minions
Friday, July 29, 2016 at 8 p.m. (after dusk)
Lake Bluff Elementary School playground

Shorewood Garden Tour
Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Village of Shorewood

Shorewood Summer Concert Series - Whiskeybelles
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 6 p.m.
Hubbard Park
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