"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them."

- Bruce Lee
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 Highlights
The Village Board met on Monday, June 11 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 - July 11, 2016
  2. Approved Disallowance of Claim - Victoria Lawrence
  3. Approved 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. Approved Special Privilege Application for hardscape and plantings in the public right-of-way at residential property 3839 N Murray Avenue
  5. Postponed Consideration of Application for Street Festival Permit for Packer Kick-Off Party, 4000 block of N Oakland Ave, September 11, 2016
  6. Postponed Consideration of Application for Temporary Cabaret License for Packer Kick-Off Party, 4000 block of N Oakland Ave., September 11, 2016
  7. Postponed Consideration of Application for Temporary Extension Request Class "B" Premises for Packer Kick-Off Party, 4000 block of N Oakland Ave., September 11, 2016
  8. Presentation on Bubler Bicycle Sharing (presentation link)
  9. Approved Trick or Treat Date and Time for 2016 for October 30 from 1 to 4 p.m.
  10. Approved Parklet Policy
  11. Approved Parklet in the public right-of-way for Three Lions business located at 4517 N Oakland Ave.
  12. Approved Parklet in the public right-of-way for Camp Bar business located at 4042 N Oakland Ave.
  13. Approved Policy and Sample Agreement for Use of Public Market Area at Metro Market
  14. Approved Market Area at Metro Market Agreement with Shorewood School District Booster Club
  15. Approved Agreement for Traffic Study on Lake Drive
  16. Approved Transfer of $50,000 to BID for Facade Program for 2016
  17. Approved Amendment to Development Agreement with General Capital
  18. Approved RFP for Renovations of the Police Department Building, 4057 N Wilson Drive
  19. Presented Update on Wilson Drive Community Task Force Process and Next Steps presented by Trustee Paul Zovic (presentation link)

Shorewood Summer Concert Series Starting Now through August 3

The Shorewood Summer Concert Series started Wednesday, July 13 at Hubbard Park. The musical entertainment will be offered for several upcoming 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 concerts will occur rain or shine.  If it does rain, the concerts will be moved to the Hubbard Park Lodge.

The following is the remaining lineup for this year's Summer Concert Series:
  • 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.

Plan Commission Meeting on July 26 will Review Proposed Bank Redevelopment

The Shorewood Plan Commission will review a proposed small redevelopment at their July 26 meeting. North Shore Bank is proposing to build a two-story bank at 4060 N. Oakland Avenue. Currently North Shore Bank has two locations in Shorewood, at 4400 Oakland and 3970 Oakland. They wish to consolidate both locations in a location somewhere between the existing two. 

The Plan Commission will review the site plan and consider a conditional use application for the drive-through component of the proposal. They also are seeking an exception to the commercial parking requirements. All other zoning requirements are met and the bank is not seeking village incentives. You can access the agenda materials by clicking the following link.

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.
Shorewood Farmers Market is in Full Swing
You can get almost everything you need to feed yourself or your family for the week at the market. Fresh veggies all grown within a short drive of our Village, meat and fish and of course, dessert! 

There are prepared items you can take home with you for those meals you just need a little extra help with like tamales or pre-prepared pizza crust ready for your favorite topping. Musician Zach Lipo Zovic, a recent Shorewood Alum, will be performing at the market. Come listen to some home grown talent.
Stop by the Shorewood Farmers Market booth in the middle row at 10:30 a.m. for a demonstration of how to utilize the market products in a meal. This is always an inspirational way you can use to add new tastes and textures into your week. Past demos have included a kale salad with strawberries and pecans or a sprouted grain wrap with Shorewood's own Martha's Pimento cheese spread. 

We hope to see you Sunday at Lake Bluff Playground, 1600 E Lake Bluff Blvd. any time between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Visit the MMSD Home HazMat Collection Site on July 16

The MMSD Home HazMat Collection will be taking place on Saturday, July 16 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.  The drop off location is at the UW-Milwaukee UPark Lot on Humboldt Drive.  Drop off materials are free as long as you are a Milwaukee County resident.

The MMSD drop off site will take the following items:  antifreeze, gasoline, pesticides, kerosene, polish for your nails and shoes, oil you no longer use, acetone, insect spray 'n oven cleaner, and more.  Get the full list of items MMSD accepts and other details at www.mmsd.com/household-hazardous-waste

While you're there, check out our three permanent drop off sites - located in Milwaukee, Franklin and Menomonee Falls - open year-round. MMSD's Home HazMat Collections are a FREE service for Milwaukee County residents.

Wilson Drive Community Task Force Moves Forward with their Planning Efforts

The Wilson Drive Community task force and the work groups continue to meet on a frequent basis to gather community input and identify potential options for the future of Wilson Drive.  The task force just met July 13 to reflect on the June 15 open house and discuss next steps.  To receive updates from the task force, feel free to visit their project page here

In addition, the Village Board met on July 11 to discuss Wilson Drive.  Trustee Paul Zovic presented a PowerPoint presentation on the task force's process and some of the findings thus far from the task force and community input.  If you'd like to access the presentation, feel free to click here.  If you have any further questions or comments about the Wilson Drive Community task force, email WilsonDriveProject@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 Memory Cafe Scheduled July 21

Come join and meet all your Café friends at Three Lions Pub for a summer Hootenanny!  Sing along to your favorites of the 60's and 70's, 
performed by Shorewood's own guitarist and singer, Tom Weisenberg. Come in your best Hippie tie-dyes, beads and fringes. 
Re-live those days of flower power, song and dance. We'll have some percussion instruments available to help keep the beat.
Refreshments compliments of Three Lions. Smiles are always free. Our Cafés are always open to anyone living with memory issues
and their care-givers, and offer a social time together with a variety of stimulating and enjoyable activities.
RSVP in advance to Elizabeth Price, Shorewood Resource Center Director, 414.847.2727 between 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

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.

Stay up to date with Shorewood Police Department News

The Shorewood Police Department uses both Facebook and Nixle to keep our community aware and informed of situations and events happening in the Village of Shorewood. The Shorewood Police Department Facebook page can be found at the following link.

For those that are not aware, Nixle is a community information service provider built exclusively to provide secure and reliable communications. Its authenticated service connects the Shorewood Police Department to residents in real time, delivering information to residents.

Information is instantly available over cell phones via text message, email, and over the web (similar to Twitter).

Due to the safety concerns and staffing, these messages will not be sent while the crime, search or incident is in progress but as soon after as possible. 
This service is intended to inform citizens of major incidents or on-going crime trends in and around Shorewood, and to post other important or informational releases from the Shorewood Police.  Not all crimes and incidents are included here.

Register now and learn more at the Shorewood Police Nixle site.  Spread the word with friends, family, and neighbors! Help make Shorewood a stronger, safer, and better place to live by being informed. 
Weekly Highlight from Shorewood Schools Superintendent Bryan Davis
This week, I'd like to highlight some of our incredible Shorewood School District teachers. While we have many amazing teachers in our District, a handful of them were recently acknowledged for their extra efforts in the classroom.

Each year, the Shorewood SEED Foundation honors teachers who go above and beyond in the classroom and community by presenting them with the Shorewood Excellence in Teaching Award. This year, the honorees were James Beckers, Kris Cryns, Walt Boyer, Joleen Barry, and Jason Clark. On Wednesday, June 22, a dinner honoring the five teachers was held at North Star Bistro and each teacher was presented with a $5,000 award, thanks to funding from a donor.

Congratulations to this year's five honorees for their hard work and dedication to the District and the community.  To learn more about the nomination process and the criteria for selection, please visit the following website.
Celebrate Summer at the Shorewood Library
Join us for our annual Summer Celebration on Thursday, July 21 at 6:00 p.m. As always, we'll have custard, live music from Frogwater, trolley rides, balloon twisting, face painting, and games!

Health Department Highlights        

Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414.371.2980.
  • Thursday, July 14 from 3 - 4:30 p.m. - Shorewood
  • Tuesday, July 19 from 7:30 - 9 a.m. - Shorewood
  • Wednesday, July 20 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Brown Deer
Upcoming Adult Health Clinics (appointment required) - Please call North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414.371.2980.
  • Wednesday, July 20 from 8 - 10 a.m. - Brown Deer
  • Tuesday, July 26 from 8 - 10 a.m. - Shorewood
Upcoming Blood Pressure Screenings (walk-ins welcome - no appointment necessary)
  • Wednesday, July 27 from 3;30 - 5 p.m. - Shorewood
Upcoming Community Events

MMSD Home HazMat Collection
Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
UW- Milwaukee UPark Lot on Humboldt Drive

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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