"May your heart always be joyful,
And may your song always be sung,
May you stay forever young. 
- Bob Dylan
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.

Special Village Board Meeting August 29 on Long Range Financial Plan

The Village Board will meet on Monday, August 29 at 6 p.m. in the Village Hall Court Room for a special meeting.  The meeting will review the Village's Long Range Financial Plan.

The plan has been developed to provide a big picture overview of the Village's comprehensive financial future.  This overview provides the Village a better understanding of the financial context when making annual budgetary decisions.

Those interested in viewing the Long Range Financial Plan can access the Village's website to learn more. 

The next 
Village Board meeting will be on Tuesday, September 6 at 7:30 p.m. due to the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 5.

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.
Lake Bluff Tennis Courts Installation Delayed
The Shorewood School District has announced that the installation of new tennis courts at Lake Bluff Elementary School will be postponed and rescheduled for the summer of 2017. The original plan was to install the new courts in the summer of 2016, but unexpected delays occurred due primarily to issues related to State storm water drainage requirements. These delays ultimately pushed back the anticipated start date for the project too close to the school year. Moving the project forward with school in session would have caused disruptions in access to the Lake Bluff parking lot. Rather than ask staff and parents to work around these disruptions, the District has decided to target next summer, with plans to begin the court installation process shortly after school lets out in June 2017.
 
The new tennis courts will be located on the northeast portion of the Lake Bluff Elementary School property, on the current site of a small, fenced-in practice soccer field next to the school's parking lot. The project has been in consideration since 2010, and has been a part of the Village's Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan for the last several years. The courts were originally put on hold due to a lack of funding, but the project gained new life when the Lake Bluff PTO, in partnership with the Shorewood Advancement Office, launched a fundraising drive to raise money for the courts last year in honor of Lake Bluff Elementary School Principal Dr. Kirk Juffer and Shorewood High School Art Teacher Sonja Juffer, who both retired last year. Those funds, combined with a grant from the Shorewood Foundation, along with contributions from the Village of Shorewood and the District's Shorewood Recreation Fund, will help support the installation of the new courts.
 
The vendors selected for the project were Kapur and Associates, who were responsible for creating the design plans for the project, and Munson Inc., who will complete the installation of the courts next summer. The updated design plan for the courts will include a bioswale to collect stormwater, which represents a greener and more cost efficient solution. With the design approved and in place in advance, this will allow for swift implementation of the new courts next summer.
 
For additional questions about the Lake Bluff tennis courts, contact Business Manager Patrick Miller at pmiller@shorewood.k12.wi.us.

Shorewood Open Forum Now Available on the Village's Website

Starting this week, the Village of Shorewood is starting the "Shorewood Open Forum" which is available on the Village's website.  Periodically, the Village will post a new survey question to allow residents and visitors an opportunity to weigh in on important matters.  Once you click "Vote" in the graphic on the Village's main page, it'll direct you to the Shorewood Open Forum.  To register your vote, take one minute to create your account.  Create an ID and password with other basic information in order to vote on future questions.  Feel free to also share the Shorewood Open Forum on one of many social network platforms to help inform more Shorewood residents about this civic engagement opportunity.

To start things off, the Village is asking those interested in participating about your favorite thing about Shorewood.  This question will allow people to become orientated with the Shorewood Open Forum and begin participating in this engaging online tool.  Future questions will tie to significant policy and community questions, which will be one of many tools the Village will utilize to obtain feedback.  At the end of the month, the Village will make the results publicly available for those interested.

If you have questions about the Shorewood Open Forum, please contact Assistant Village Manager Tyler Burkart at 414.847.2705 or at tburkart@villageofshorewood.org.

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

Village of Shorewood's Neighborhood Program Continues its Purpose

In 2009 Shorewood adopted a neighborhood loan program with the objective of attracting families and helping families stay and grow in the community.  The loan program is one of many efforts to help Shorewood's neighborhood's continue to thrive, helping families invest in their homes. Many of Shorewood's beautiful old homes are nearing the century mark and require modern improvements.
 
The program offers loans up to $20,000 for attic improvements and duplex conversion to single family and down payment assistance up to $5,000. The program assisted 39 families over the past six years, supporting 16 attic renovations and 11 duplex conversions, both increasing livable space.  

The Hubing Family recently completed an attic renovation at the same time welcoming their second child and had this to say: "We would like to sincerely thank you and your colleagues for your work with the Neighborhood Improvement Loan Program. Without your assistance, we would not have been able to complete the necessary renovations to remain in our home. We love the Village of Shorewood and are sincerely grateful for the opportunity to raise our family in this community."
 
To find out more about the program, contact Planning Director Ericka Lang at 414.847.2647 or elang@villageofshorewood.org.
Celebrate Shorewood Foundation's Big Event
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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.
Solar Shorewood Reaches Second Benchmark
The Milwaukee Shines and Solar Shorewood group buys have surpassed the second benchmark of 100 kW! As a result, everyone will get an additional price break on the cost of their solar array.

Right now, Milwaukee Shines and Solar Shorewood has over 118 kW contracted by 37 home and business owners in Southeastern Wisconsin.
Although the program starts at a negotiated price that's already lower than average, the more people participate, the lower the price gets for everyone. Due to the volume of interest, we are extending the program deadline to sign a contract to September 16. 

If you still haven't signed up for a free site assessment, just head over to the 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

Want to participate in the group buy? Just follow these easy steps! 
  1. Sign up for a site assessment 
  2. Look at financing options if necessary
  3. Decide if you want to install solar by September 16
  4. Sign your contract! 
Enjoy some Great Fun and Vendors at the Shorewood Farmers Market!
Sweet goodbyes - this weekend is the last weekend Sweet Delight Kettle Corn will be at the market. If their fresh squeezed lemonade or delicious kettle corn (popped on site!) are some of your favorites make sure you stop by and get your last taste for the 2016 season and thank them for participating with us this summer! A little known secret - you can freeze their kettle corn for up to six weeks and savor it a little longer. Just ask them how.
 
Some other vendors for you to learn a little more about...
 
Sauve Terre - a small, family-run certified organic farm located about 45 minutes northwest of Milwaukee in the Big Cedar Lake Watershed in West Bend, WI. They are dedicated to producing quality-pastured meats that are safe and healthy for the earth and for our families. Not only do they sell meat at our market but they do a subscription service with home delivery for year round access to quality, local meat.
 
Sweet Delight Kettle Corn - Their kettle corn is nut-free and gluten-free and they use only non-GMO popcorn. They started with our ever-popular original kettle corn and have since added caramel corn and maple kettle corn to their lineup.  Their kettle corn is light and crispy with a light glaze - definitely not the stick-to-your-teeth gummy stuff. 
 
Turtle Creek Farms - SFM is the ONLY farmers market Turtle Creek participates at and we are lucky they do! They are a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) vegetable operation. The farm, 17 acres of USDA/MOSA Certified Organic land, is nestled in the Turtle Creek Watershed, just north of Delavan, in SE WI. They grow high quality, nutritionally dense, seasonal vegetables using sustainable farming practices that care for the soil, groundwater, and adjacent natural areas. They use no synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides on their farm.
 
Weston Apple Orchard - the oldest active orchard in Waukesha, established in 1935, covers 16 acres with more than 700 trees and over 100 varieties. Weston's Orchards work to conserve these antique apple varieties from extinction. They are an established 501(c)3 working to preserve the history and availability of antique apples.
 
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 is pleased to welcome the following new staff members to our team for the 2016-17 school year:
NameSchool
Position
Christine Annin
LB
General Music
Kelly Susan Barlow
SHS
District Nurse
Scott A. Brown
SHS
School Counselor
Jennifer Conigliaro
LB
ELL Teacher
Steven A. Denneau
SHS
Sped Teacher
Sommer D. Drake
LB
Multi-Age Teacher
Agatha M. Gehl
LB
Multi-Age Teacher
Jessica L. Hack
LB
Replacement Teacher
Megan L. Harahan
SIS
8th Grade SS
Rebecca H. Johnson
LB
Art Teacher
Katherine Koehler
ATW
Intervention Aide
Andrea L. Lippold
SIS
Replacement Teacher
Cynthia Matthias
DIST
A/P Specialist
Sam Nadolsky
DIST
Adv Learning Coordinator
Janet Reinhoffer
LB
Replacement Teacher
Diane T. Rowden
ATW
PT Secretary
Maya N. Tuinstra
SIS
Speech Lang Path
Jessica Ann Votava
SHS
Science Teacher
Jacqueline A. Wagner
LB
Secretary
 
We are excited to welcome this talented group to Shorewood, and look forward to a great school year with them!

Shorewood Library Highlights Fall Activities

The Library's events calendar is packed this fall, with old favorites and new features. There's something for everyone!
 
Highlights include:
  • Pre-school Story Time - Registration for this story hour for 4 and 5 year olds begins Thursday, September 1. Register online, by phone or in person.
  • Digital Downloads 101 - Bring your device and questions about using library e-books, and our expert staff will help you get started (or get back to) reading e-books or listening to e-audiobooks. One Saturday and one Wednesday per month, September through November.
  • All Aboard the Ghost Train with Creator Marty Peck - Join us to learn more about Shorewood's newest public art installation, the Ghost Train, with creative lighting designer and creator of the work, Marty Peck. Event takes place Wednesday, September 14 at 10:00 a.m.
There's more to discover on the Shorewood Public Library online calendar.

Health Department Highlights        

Did You Know?
Hand sanitizers expire because the manufacture cannot guarantee the effectiveness of the active ingredient (Ethyl Alcohol) after a certain period of time. Most hand sanitizers expire after 3 years. The speed at which a hand sanitizer expires is increased each time the bottle is opened or exposed to the air. If a bottle is left open by accident or has a hand pump which could allow air inside, then the sanitizer may not be as effective as the date of purchase. The manufacture takes usage into account when determining an expiration date as well. 

The Food and Drug Administration(FDA) states that products with less than 60% Ethyl Alcohol cannot provide an effective microbial kill. As you use the product the Ethyl Alcohol evaporates to a level below FDA recommendation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), washing hands with soap and water is the best way to reduce the number of microbes on them in most situations. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

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

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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
  • Thursday, September 8 from 3 - 4:30 p.m. - Shorewood
  • Tuesday, September 13 from 10 - 11 a.m. - Brown Deer
  • Tuesday, September 20 from 7:30 - 9 a.m. - Shorewood
  • Wednesday, September 21 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Brown Deer
  • Tuesday, September 27 from 4 - 4:30 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, September 21 from 8 - 10 a.m. - Brown Deer
  • Tuesday, September 27 from 8 - 10 a.m. - Shorewood
Upcoming Blood Pressure Screenings (walk-ins welcome - no appointment necessary)
  • Tuesday, August 30 from 3:30 - 4 p.m. - North Shore Library
  • Tuesday, September 27 from 3:30 - 4:00 p.m. - North Shore Library
  • Wednesday, September 28 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Shorewood
Upcoming Community Events

Pins & Needles Craft Group
Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Shorewood Public Library

Library Sunday Hours Resume
Sunday, September 11, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Shorewood Public Library

All Aboard the Ghost Train
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 10 a.m.
Shorewood Public Library

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