"Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
There's still time to change the road you're on.
And it makes me wonder.

- Led Zeppelin
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.

August 15 Village Board Agenda

The Village Board will meet on Monday, August 15 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 August 15, 2016
  2. Consider Disallowance of Claim for Sandra Murray
  3. Consider Authorized Financial Institutions
  4. Consider Appointments to Village Boards, Commissions and Committees
    • Elder Services Advisory Board - Sue Bronson, term expiration 2018
    • Library Board - Megan O'Brien - term expiration 2019
  5. Consider July 11, 2016 Village Board minutes
  6. Consider July 20, 2016 Special Village Board minutes
  7. Present on Senior Resource Center Strategic Plan
  8. Consider Plein Air Event Administration Contract
  9. Consider Reserve Class "B" Fermented Malt Beverage and Intoxicating Liquor License for Camp Bar, Inc. d/b/a Camp Bar, Inc., business address 2107 E. Capitol Drive
  10. Consider Application for Street Festival Permit for Packer Kick-Off Party, 4000 block of N. Oakland Ave., September 11, 2016
  11. Consider Application for Temporary Cabaret License for Packer Kick-Off Party, 4000 block of N. Oakland Ave., September 11, 2016
  12. Consider Application for Temporary Extension Request Class "B" Premises for Packer Kick-Off Party, 4000 block of N. Oakland Ave., September 11, 2016
  13. Consider Health Insurance Cost Sharing
  14. Consider Resolution Authorizing Application to Wisconsin RPC and DNR Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Mitigation Grant Program
  15. Consider Ordinance related to Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Enforcement on Private Property
  16. Consider Contract for Installation of Water Distribution SCADA System
  17. Consider Resolution for Garden Tour
  18. Consider Installation of Pedestrian Crossing Enhancements on Wilson Drive
  19. Consider Contract for Services for Citizen Survey

August 9 Partisan Primary Election Results

Wisconsin's Fall 2016 Partisan Primary was held on Tuesday, August 9.

The Village of Shorewood would like to give a big thank you to all the election inspectors who helped with the election as well as all the residents participating in the election process.

Unofficial results show a total of 3,081 ballots were cast in this election.  This means a voter turnout of 30.8% unofficially for the Village of Shorewood.

Click here to view the unofficial results for only the Village of Shorewood. The results are divided into sections based on your ward.

For unofficial results in Milwaukee County, please click here.

Shorewood National Night Out on August 18

The Shorewood National Night Out is scheduled for Thursday, August 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Village Center, 3920 N. Murray Ave.  National Night Out is an event that was started in 1984 as a way for communities to show solidarity against neighborhood crime.  

Thousands of communities across the country take part in this anti-crime and drug prevention event that promotes police-community partnerships and provides an opportunity for public safety agencies to interact with the public.  

If you have questions about the event, please view the official flyer or contact the Police Department at 414.847.2610.

Head Down to Atwater Beach and Enjoy Surf @Water on August 20

For 30 days this summer Shorewood becomes home for the Great Lakes' biggest celebration of Lake Michigan and most of all, surfing.  The main event, Surf @Water, will take place on Saturday, August 20.  

With support from area businesses and created by several Shorewood locals, Surf @Water has become one of Shorewood's most anticipated events.  This day of family fun in the sun is a full day of celebration and appreciation of our Great Lake Michigan. Benefiting the Surfrider Foundation-Milwaukee Chapter, Surf @water begins with a sunrise paddle out, beach clean up and then surf lessons and a wealth of family friendly events on the beach. 

While it makes for a fun and exciting day, for many the highlight is the film festival that concludes the days festivities.  Bring a blanket, a basket and yes, your family for movies under the stars at Atwater Beach.  The best way to end a great day and an even better way to wrap up an amazing summer. 

To learn about specifics relating to Surf @Water, please visit the Surfrider Foundation's website.

Deadline for Solar Shorewood Group Buy Program is Approaching

One month remains in the Milwaukee Shines and Solar Shorewood programs. That's right, you have until Wednesday, August 31 to get your free site assessment and decide if solar is right for you.

If you still haven't signed up for a free site assessment, just head over to the Arch Electric website to schedule yours today.  The site assessment and proposal that comes with it does not obligate you to participate in any way.  If you need help, feel free to email PeterM@midwestrenew.org or Mike@archelec.com.

Currently the program has surpassed its first benchmark of 50 kW! Right now they have 67 kW contracted by 23 home and business owners in the Milwaukee area.  Remember, at each benchmark (50, 100, 200 kW) everyone gets an additional price break.

Feel free to visit solarshorewood.com to learn more.

Plein Air Quickly Approaching in September

Celebrate Shorewood and the arts by attending the 2016 Plein Air Shorewood event on Saturday, September 17 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  The event will be located at Atwater Park near the Jaume Plensa sculpture.  Plein Air is coordinated by the Public Art Committee of Shorewood.

Here is the following schedule for the events on September 17:
  • 8 - 10 a.m.: Artist check-in and find locations throughout Shorewood, breakfast and art kickoff and celebration
  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Artists painting in Shorewood throughout the day - tent remains up throughout the day at the Atwater Bluff as a Plein Air Headquarters
  • 4 - 7 p.m.: Happy Hour - artists check back in and arrange easel and finished piece 
Celebrate the Arts in Shorewood by attending the Plensa birthday breakfast and re-dedication of the sculpture in the morning, making art with art educators at Atwater Park, painting along with Plein Air artists during the day and coming back to see and buy the artwork for sale on artists' easels in the evening at the Plein Air Happy Hour. There will be food, beverages and musical entertainment throughout the day.
For more information visit: www.pleinairshorewood.com or email: info@pleinairshorewood.com 
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A Public Meeting about the Lake Michigan Water Levels and Bluffs

The University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute is hosting a public meeting on Wednesday, August 17, from 5 - 7:30 p.m. at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center at 1111 E. Brown Deer Rd in Bayside.  The public meeting is for the coastal communities of Shorewood, Bayside, Whitefish Bay and Fox Point. 

Members of the public are invited to participate as part of an ongoing study regarding changing Lake Michigan water levels and coastal bluff management. 

A diverse team coordinated by Wisconsin Sea Grant is conducting a process to review scientific data and gather public input about bluff management as part of an 18-month study. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. To find out more information, read the August 5 press release.

Next Shorewood Memory Cafe Scheduled for August 18

The August Memory Café on Thursday, August 18 from 2:30-4 p.m. will be all about ways of staying well and happy, with informational and interactive presentations by Garrett Stangel of Whitefish Bay's Balance Fitness, and Maria Viall, a Shorewood Certified Nutritional and Holistic Health Practitioner. Get ready to use movement and your full sensory palette as we learn how simple it can be to take control of our own well-being. Add in a healthy dose of laughter with jokes and videos provided by Dan and get your endorphins flowing!

We'll sample foods for a healthy diet, including gluten-free snacks, compliments of Maria and Jean. Learn to identify and then choose your own fresh salad ingredients picked from Shorewood organic gardens. Top yours off with your choice of herbs, garnishes and freshly-made dressings, for a memorable taste of Summer!

The host, Three Lions Pub, provides complimentary hot and cold beverages. Smiles and laughter are abundant and always free. The cafés are 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-Thursday.

Celebrate and Attend the Shorewood Foundation's Annual Event on September 24

Come celebrate Shorewood and usher in Fall at the Shorewood Foundation's Annual Event.  

Mix and mingle with your neighbors and friends over heavy hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar and a limited but fantastic silent auction.  The silent auction includes a chance to win VIP seating for 12 individuals at the opening of the Ghost Train on October 31.

The Shorewood Foundation's Annual Event will be Saturday, September 24 from 6 to 9 p.m.  The event will take place at HarborChase of Shorewood (1111 E. Capitol Drive).  

You can purchase your tickets to the event by clicking the following link.
Shorewood Farmers Market is in Full Swing!
Shorewood Farmers Market encourages you to stop by this weekend - get a cup of coffee and waffle, visit with your neighbors, buy some or all of your weekly grocery needs or just hang out and enjoy the music. The market is only as successful if our residents take advantage of the offerings.
This week's highlighted vendors are:
  • MkeLocalicious. Shorewoodean Kathy Papineau and her fearless crew bring new things all time but you can count on their beetin' goat spread and macaroons. 
  • Nancy's Flowers. Seasonal flower bouquets grown on a flower farm in Milwaukee County 
  • Olano's EmpanadasHand-crafted empanadas in a variety of interesting flavors topped with chimichurri or spicy sauce
  • Pete's PopsAll natural frozen fruit pops in interesting flavor combinations. 
  • Press. Belgian Liège Waffles with sweet and savory toppings 
We hope to see you on Sunday! Shorewood Farmers Market is every Sunday, rain or shine, from 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. on the playground of Lake Bluff Elementary School, 1600 E Lake Bluff Boulevard.
Weekly Highlight from Shorewood Schools Superintendent Bryan Davis
The Shorewood School District kicks off the 2016-2017 school year with registration for all students during Forms and Fees Days on Thursday, August 11 from 12 - 7 p.m. and on Friday, August 12 from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Arena at Shorewood High School.  All Shorewood students will need to register on one of those two days.  

Parents and students will be filling out required paperwork and paying school fees at this event. If families miss the registration days, they will need to register their students at the Director of Special Education and Pupil Services Office located at the Shorewood High School Administration Building prior to the September 1 start date.  Student class assignments will be handed out after all the forms have been completed. 
Please contact Jeff Cyganiak, Director of Special Education and Pupil Services, at 414.961.2884 with any questions about student registration.

Shorewood Library Facilities Plan Survey Available Now through September 30

Tell us what you think about the Library Building! As many of you know, our 'new' building is thirteen years old and it's time to think about how the space is serving our needs.  We want to hear what you think about our library space, furniture, lighting and more.  Our goal is to create a Master Facilities Plan in the next year that will prioritize facility improvements.  We've created a survey that will take about 5 minutes to complete.  Thank you for taking the time to share your opinions by September 30, 2016. You can access the survey from the Library's website here.

Health Department Highlights        

Did You Know?
Bike riding is a great form of physical activity and a great way to get around. Unfortunately, accidents do happen and it is important that you are aware of your surroundings. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 900 bicyclists were killed in the U.S. in 2013. Bike riders share the road with other motorists and need to take all the precautions to stay safe while on the road.  Follow these tips to ensure bike safety:
  • Wear a helmet, regardless of age a helmet will provide protection in case of injury. 
  • Ride on the right side of the road, with traffic, not against it. Stay as far to the right as possible.
  • Use appropriate hand signals and respect traffic signals, stopping at all stop signs and stoplights.
  • Make eye contact with drivers. Bikers should make sure drivers are paying attention and are going to stop before they cross the street.
  • Young children should be supervised until you're comfortable that they are responsible to ride on their own.
Additionally, when riding at night, be bright and use lights and reflectors. It's also smart to wear clothes and accessories that have retroreflective materials to improve biker visibility to motorists.

Learn more about the North Shore Health Department and visit us at www.nshealthdept.org, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/NSHealthDept and follow us on Twitter @NSHealthDept

Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414.371.2980.
  • Thursday, August 11 from 3 - 4:30 p.m. - Shorewood
  • Tuesday, August 16 from 7:30 - 9 a.m. - Shorewood
  • Wednesday, August 17 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Brown Deer
  • Tuesday, August 30 from 4 - 5 p.m. - North Shore Library
Upcoming Adult Health Clinics (appointment required) - Please call North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414.371.2980.
  • Wednesday, August 17 from 8 - 10 a.m. - Brown Deer
  • Tuesday, August 23 from 8 - 10 a.m. - Shorewood
Upcoming Blood Pressure Screenings (walk-ins welcome - no appointment necessary)
  • Wednesday, August 24 from 3:30 - 5 p.m. - Shorewood
  • Tuesday, August 30 from 3:30 - 4 p.m. - North Shore Library
Upcoming Community Events

Lake Michigan Water Levels and Bluffs Public Meeting
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 from 5-7:30 p.m.
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center at 1111 E. Brown Deer Rd in Bayside

Shorewood Memory Cafe
Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 2:30-4 p.m.
Three Lions Pub

Shorewood National Night Out
Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 6-8 p.m.
Shorewood Village Center & 3900 Block of N. Murray Avenue

Surf @Water (sponsored by the Surfrider Foundation)
Saturday, August 20, 2016 (All Day)
Atwater Beach and Park

Plein Air Shorewood
Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Atwater Park near Plensa sculpture

Walk to End Alzheimer's
Sunday, September 18, 2016; Registration starting at 8:30 a.m.
Henry Maier Festival Park

Shorewood Foundation's Annual Event
Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 6-9 p.m.
HarborChase of Shorewood (1111 E. Capitol Drive)
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