"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."
- Martin Luther King Jr.
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.

September 6 Village Board Agenda

The Village Board will meet on Tuesday, September 6 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 September 6, 2016
  2. Consider Parade Permit for Badgerland Striders Lakefront Marathon on Sunday, October 2, 2016
  3. Consider Temporary Class "B"/"Class B" Retailer's License for the Shorewood Business Improvement District, Plein Air, September 17, 2016
  4. Consider Door Security Agreement
  5. Consider Class "B" Fermented Malt Beverage and "Class C" Wine Licenses for MOD Super Fast Pizza (Wisconsin), LLC d/b/a MOD Super Fast Pizza, 9250 76th Street, Suite A, Pleasant Prairie WI 53158, business address: 4151 N. Oakland Ave.
  6. Consider Citizens Academy Proposal

Village Announcements Related to Labor Day

Village Facilities Closed for Labor Day
Due to the upcoming Labor Day holiday, all Village facilities will be closed on Monday, September 5.  This includes Village Hall, Village Center, the Library, the Department of Public Works, and the Police Department offices.

Parking for Sunday Night
The Police Department will be lifting the overnight parking restrictions for the night of Sunday, September 4 into the early morning of Monday, September 5.  Overnight parking restrictions will resume the night of Monday, September 5.

Thank You from the Village Manager
While you enjoy the holiday with family and friends, please take a moment to stop and thank a Police, Fire and Public Works employee for their service.  These individuals work throughout the holiday to protect our community.

Celebrating Labor Day is a perfect time to reflect on those that serve this great country. It is a time to reflect on those in history that dedicated their lives to making our country a better place to live.

Village Reminds Residents on the Special Collections Process

The Village of Shorewood would like to remind residents about the process for special collectionsSpecial collection is the term for a prearranged pickup of large or bulky items which cannot be collected with regular household refuse. 

Special collections are limited to materials accumulated by an owner or tenant of a village residence. Contractor-generated materials or waste cannot be picked-up via special collection.

The special collection fee of $50 includes two employees, a truck, and the collection of up to 500 pounds of refuse material. Additional time and weight is billed at the rate of $20 for each additional 15 minute increment and $0.04 per pound for additional weight over 500 pounds. If a front end loader is needed due to excessive weight or quantity of material, a one time $75 charge will be added to the invoice. A $4 per tire disposal fee is passed through to the property owner for any tires that are collected. 

A special collection must be prepaid and prearranged. Special collections are scheduled on Thursdays. If refuse is left at the curb without a scheduled special collection, the material will be picked up and the property owner invoiced at a double fee plus any overages. In-person payments can be made at the Department of Public Works (cash or check only please) or the Village Hall (cash, check or credit card).

If you have more questions about what qualifies as a special collection or how the process works, please either visit the Department of Public Works website or call DPW at 414.847.2650.

Plein Air Takes Place on September 17

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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Save the Date of October 1 for the Fish and Feather Festival

Save the date of Saturday, October 1 on your calendar for this year's Fish and Feather Festival in Shorewood. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hubbard Park.  Activities include a kids' area where children can face paint or paint birdhouses, fish and other fun things.  Several booths and community partners will be at the festival to provide fun information.  Food will also be provided.  The event is hosted by the Village of Shorewood and the Shorewood Waters Project. More details to come.

Shorewood Open Forum Now Available on the Village's Website

Last week, the Village of Shorewood started 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.

Social Security Retirement Overview at the Shorewood Senior Resource Center

On Thursday, September 8 from 1-2 p.m., Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Bob Trotter will talk about Social Security retirement rules, options and Medicare enrollment periods. The program is designed to help you make the best decision in planning Social Security payments.
Individuals are invited to bring a brown bag lunch if they wish. The programs will be held at the Shorewood Senior Resource Center, 3920 N. Murray Ave., lower level. The program is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Elizabeth Price at eprice@villageofshorewood.org or call at 414.847.2727.  
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! 
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.
Weekly Highlight from Shorewood Schools Superintendent Bryan Davis
The beginning of the 2016-2017 School Year has arrived!  School began for all students today on Thursday, September 1.  

Our staff has put in weeks of training over the summer preparing for our students to arrive. One of our areas of focus for this school year is developing partnerships with community members and local businesses on projects students can work on to develop their problem solving, creativity and communication skills.  

If you have an idea of a project you would like to partner with students and staff on during the 2016-2017 or if you want to talk about the possibilities of potential projects, please contact our Chief Advancement Officer, Ted Knight at tknight@shorewood.k12.wi.us.

Shorewood Library Highlights Fall Activities

This fall, the Shorewood Library will offer a series of recurring drop-in programs for adults:
  • Our AM & PM Book Clubs are ongoing, and continue this fall with hot picks for reading outside your usual bounds. See the choices here for both clubs.
  • Pins & Needles Craft Group returns, and runs twice per month on the first and third Thursdays at 6:30 PM. Crafters of all types are welcome; bring your own supplies. Learn more here.
  • Color Me Happy also returns and runs once per month on the second Thursday at 6:30 PM. Learn more here.
  • New this fall is Digital Downloads 101 - a twice monthly event for you to get all your e-book questions answered. Learn more here.

Register your Child for Pre-School Story Hour

Registration for Shorewood Library's 2016-17 session of Pre-School Story Hour is now open. 

This story time is designed for children who are 3 or 4 years old, running weekly through the school year and introducing them to concepts and literacy skills that will help them be ready for Kindergarten next year. 

For more information and to learn how to register, please visit the Story Times page on the Parents section of our website.

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Do you have a library card? What's stopping you from gaining access to the millions of resources available in Milwaukee County with a public library card? 

Getting a library card is easy. Simply bring a current photo ID and something with your current Milwaukee County address on it (bill, lease, etc. - we even accept these presented electronically on your phone!). 

With your card you can access all circulating print and media material from County public libraries, digital books and audiobooks from Wisconsin's Digital Library, and research databases from Milwaukee County Federated Library System and statewide through BadgerLink.
Stop in during September and participate in National Library Card Sign-up Month! 

Hands-Only CPR Class on September 21       

It is important to be prepared for all types of emergencies. A sudden medical emergency in a worship space or workplace is no different than any other emergency and should be planned for. 

Hands-only is a potentially lifesaving technique involving NO mouth-to-mouth contact. It is best used in emergencies where someone has seen another person suddenly collapse. Hands-only increases the likelihood of surviving cardiac emergencies that occur outside medical settings.
The training, presented by North Shore Fire Rescue, will also cover the use of an automatic external defibrillator and other basic medical emergencies. The training is free and open to the Shorewood community.  It will take place on Wednesday, September 21 from 7-8 p.m at Kingo Lutheran Church (1225 E. Olive St.). Register by email (kingo@kingo.org) or by phone (414.964.2620).

Health Department Highlights        

Did You Know?
If you or a loved one have diabetes, you already know how important it is to develop a routine of checking your blood sugar.  However, when temperatures rise in the summer and storms pop up, that routine may be disrupted, making it harder to keep diabetes managed.  

The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) has resources to help you prepare and manage your diabetes during difficult times. 
Some tips provided by NDEP include:
  • Know local emergency resources, including fire, police, and hospitals in the area.
  • Create a plan to communicate with family and friends.  Include multiple ways to make that connection, such as home phone and cell phone numbers and email addresses.  Be sure to include far-away relatives or friends.
  • Build a supply kit that has enough supplies for 2 weeks. Check these supplies at least every 2 - 3 months, watch for expiration dates, and know the storage requirements (such as temperature and light) for those supplies.
  • Know the options for care when you cannot get diabetes supplies, or run out.
  • Understand how stresses, such as that caused by weather extremes, can affect blood sugar. 
  • Always wear diabetes identification bands/jewelry.

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, 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, 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

Social Security Retirement Overview
Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 1 p.m.
Village Center (lower level) w/ the Shorewood Senior Resource Center

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

Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 1-6 p.m.
Estabrook Park Beer Garden

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

Hands-Only CPR Class
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 7-8 p.m.
Kingo Lutheran Church (1225 E. Olive St.)

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

Fish and Feather Festival
Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hubbard Park
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