"As simple as it sounds, we all must try to be the best person we can: by making the best choices, by making the most of the talents we've been given."

- Mary Lou Retton
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 Highlights

The Village Board met on Monday, August 15 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 August 15, 2016
  2. Approved Disallowance of Claim for Sandra Murray
  3. Approved Authorized Financial Institutions
  4. Approved 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. Approved July 11, 2016 Village Board minutes
  6. Approved July 20, 2016 Special Village Board minutes
  7. Presented Senior Resource Center Strategic Plan
  8. Approved Plein Air Event Administration Contract
  9. Approved 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. Approved Application for Street Festival Permit for Packer Kick-Off Party, 4000 block of N. Oakland Ave., September 11, 2016
  11. Approved Application for Temporary Cabaret License for Packer Kick-Off Party, 4000 block of N. Oakland Ave., September 11, 2016
  12. Approved Application for Temporary Extension Request Class "B" Premises for Packer Kick-Off Party, 4000 block of N. Oakland Ave., September 11, 2016
  13. Approved Health Insurance Cost Sharing for Wellness Program
  14. Approved Resolution Authorizing Application to Wisconsin RPC and DNR Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Mitigation Grant Program
  15. Approved Ordinance related to Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Enforcement on Private Property
  16. Approved Contract for Installation of Water Distribution SCADA System
  17. Approved Installation of Pedestrian Crossing Enhancements on Wilson Drive
  18. Approved Contract for Services for Citizen Survey

Village Recruiting for Election Inspectors

The Village of Shorewood is looking to expand its list of Election Inspectors (also known as poll workers).  To be an Election Inspector, a person must:
  • Be a qualified elector of Milwaukee County (i.e. an adult U.S. citizen who has resided in Milwaukee County for 28 consecutive days and is not otherwise disqualified from voting)
  • Be able to fluently speak, read and write the English language
  • Have strong clerical, problem solving, and communication skills
  • Possess good handwriting, vision, hearing, attention to detail, and the ability to follow directions
  • NOT be a candidate for any office on the ballot for the election taking place
Election Inspectors help ensure an open, accurate, and fair election.  Some of the duties include issuing ballots, registering voters, monitoring the voting equipment, and completing required paperwork.  Election inspectors do receive training and a stipend for their services.
If you are interested in learning more about being an election inspector, please visit the Village website or complete an application. If you have more questions, feel free to contact Village Clerk-Treasurer Tanya O'Malley at 414.847.2608 or via email at tomalley@villageofshorewood.org.

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.

Village Board Meeting Video Recordings Available Friday on the Website

One of the priorities identified in the 2016 Village Budget was for staff to setup video recording capabilities in the Court Room.  

Staff installed technology in the Court Room to now video record Village Board meetings.  The Village Board meeting on August 15 was the first meeting recorded.  

Residents can access the Village website to find links to the videos starting Friday, August 19. A separate column next to meeting minutes will be created on the webpage to organize the video links.  Future recorded meetings may take staff 1-2 days after the Village Board meeting to post videos to the Village website.

Video recording Village Board meetings will help make Village information more accessible for residents and the community.  If you have questions about video recordings, please contact Assistant Village Manager Tyler Burkart via email at tburkart@villageofshorewood.org or call 414.847.2705.

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 
Facebook: pleinairshorewood | Instagram: pleinairshorewood | Twitter: @PArtShorewood
Join your Shorewood Neighbors in Walking to end Alzheimer's Disease!
The Shorewood Connects Dementia Awareness Work Group and HarborChase of Shorewood invite you to join us in the annual Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's Disease. Please join their team by clicking on the following link to sign up.  The team name is Chase a Cure (HarborChase of Shorewood).  The walk is Sunday, September 18.  Registration is at 8:30 a.m., the ceremony starts at 9:40 a.m., and the walk then begins at 10 a.m.  The walk will be taking place at Henry Maier Festival Park.  

If you have questions, contact Sue Kelley via email at sue@suekelleyconsulting.com.
Shorewood Farmers Market is in Full Swing!
Apples are here!  For all of you hiding the last of your peaches from the ones you love you can now transition your obsession to apples. Your purchases stay in our greater community and help support small family businesses.
Here are more vendors that are at the market.
River of Dreams - A family business farming 100 acres practicing organic, sustainable methods with animals grazing pastures using Management Intensive Grazing. Raising premium grass-fed beef and lamb, free-range chickens and eggs, turkey and pork. They also sell honey from bees on their farm.
Sharp Brothers - The Sharp Brothers use state-of-the-art equipment to sharpen knives, garden equipment, scissors, wire cutters, sewing shears, lawnmowers and salon scissors. Their 320 gritted, one-inch belt sander lays a fine burr and a high-speed paper wheel removes it making the perfect edge without taking much steel off. They have sharpened over 100,000 knives and counting in the Milwaukee area.
Silver Moon Springs - Silver moon springs, selling smoked salmon, trout, smoked salmon pate, fresh frozen salmon and trout, was built on a trout stream in northern Wisconsin in the early 1950's. The family has been raising trout since 1977 and now have our third generation working on the farm. They purchase their salmon from Norway.
Tabal Chocolates - Tabal Chocolate produces the highest quality chocolate in small batches using only premium ingredients.  Operating out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, our mission is simple: "Help our customers enhance relationships through the sharing and enjoyment of high quality, socially responsible chocolate." 
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.
Volunteers were First Shorewood Firefighters
Shorewood's first ambulance was a Lincoln equipped with a rescue boat on top. The vehicle was purchased in 1929 from Fass Funeral Home (now Northshore Funeral Services, 3601 N. Oakland). Shorewood Historical Society photo, Marty Mercen reproduction.
From the time of Shorewood's incorporation in 1900 until 1924, Shorewood's Fire Department was a group of volunteers who borrowed ladders when they needed them.  According to the Shorewood Radio (early newspaper), by 1924, the Village had their own department which consisted of one engine and four men.
July, 1929 - "The Shorewood fire and police department will move into the new combined station on Murray Ave. The Fire Department at last has its one-way elevators. Two shiny new brass poles were installed...firemen will no longer have to run the risk of falling down stairs when responding to alarms...out of bed, down the pole and away to the fire." 

December, 1929 - "Fire Department called upon to extinguish goose in a home on Morris Blvd...grease igniting the fowl could not be extinguished and the goose was thrown out the window."
Read more about the early history of the Shorewood Fire Department (now part of North Shore Fire Department) in the latest edition of the Shorewood Historical Society Newsletter.
Weekly Highlight from Shorewood Schools Superintendent Bryan Davis
The Shorewood School District Annual Meeting, where residents can vote on the tax levy which supports the proposed school budget, will take place next week on Tuesday, August 23, at 7 p.m. at the high school library.  

Superintendent Bryan Davis and Director of Business Services and Human Resources Patrick Miller will present details on the programming and finances that are supported in the proposed budget. Residents will have a chance to ask questions of both Dr. Davis and Mr. Miller during the annual meeting.  Please attend if you can.

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?
The North Shore Health Department participates in a variety of community events throughout the summer including: National Night Out, Safety Days, Farmers' Markets, Car Seat events, and many more. Community events build cohesion and resiliency among residents, businesses, government and community groups to make communities and neighborhoods safe and free of crime and violence. 

Community cohesion is the coming together of people with a shared vision and sense of belonging in which the diversity of people's backgrounds and circumstances are valued and appreciated. Community resilience is the sustained ability of a community to utilize available resources to respond to, withstand and recover from adverse situations.  Both community cohesion and resiliency are important elements of a safe and healthy community and are fostered through fun events and activities involving the whole community. 

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.
  • 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.
  • 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

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

Movie Under the Stars Series: Finding Nemo
Friday, August 19, 2016 (after sunset)
Lake Bluff Elementary School playground (enjoy free popcorn courtesy of Andrew McCabe/Allstate Insurance

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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