Volume 23 | June 6, 2019
The Village Manager's Memo is a weekly e-newsletter produced by the Village of Shorewood.

Village Manager Rebecca Ewald, Village staff, and Shorewood community partners publish content that informs community members of current issues, events, and updates.

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Quote of the Week
"It irritates me to be told how things have always been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I cannot afford the luxury of a closed mind .

– Clara Barton
Village Board Agenda - June 3
The Village Board met on Monday, June 3.  Click here to see the meeting materials and video recording. These are the agenda items the Board discussed or took action on during the meeting:

Judiciary, Personnel, and Licensing Committee - Committee Room - 6:00 p.m.
  • Discussed application for "Class B" intoxicating liquor and beer for CKC Trio LLC d/b/a Gather, 3948 N. Maryland Ave.
  • Discussed service agreement with insurance broker

Budget & Finance Committee - Committee Room - 6:20 p.m.
  • Discussed selection of financial advisor
  • Discussed unintended water loss policy
  • Discussed tax penalty and collection process

Public Works Committee - Committee Room - 7:00 p.m.
  • Discussed next steps for the sidewalk replacement program
  • Provided input on specific outreach efforts within the communication plan of the Transportation and Parking Analysis

Public Safety Committee - Board Room - 6:00 p.m.
  • Discussed legislation limiting the sale and use of vaping devices, accessories to minors and prohibiting vaping in public spaces

Community & Business Relations - Board Room - 6:45 p.m.
  • Discussed ordinance on prohibiting conversion therapy

Village Board - 7:30 p.m.
  • Received 2018 CAFR & Financial Statement Audit Presentation - Dan Berg, Sikich
  • Accepted Presentation of Accounts - June 3, 2019
  • Deferred Village Board and Committee of the Whole Minutes - May 20, 2019
  • Approved Appointments for Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Committee, Community Development Authority, and Business Improvement District (2 BID and 1 CDA appointments deferred)
  • Approved Application for Special Privilege Approval for outdoor seating in the sidewalk public right of way at MalamaDoe, 4465 N. Oakland Ave.
  • Approved Business License Renewals
  • Approved Transportation and Parking Analysis Technical Advisory Group nominations
  • Approved Authorization to Hire in DPW
  • Approved Ordinance 3000 – Repealing and Replacing Subpart “A” of Section 18, “Service Piping for Meter Settings,” of Chapter 514, “Water and Sewers”. Consider water meter infrastructure preliminary project management and communication plan
  • Discussed next steps for the sidewalk replacement program
  • Deferred communication plan policies 4 and 5: Social Media and Public Buildings
Message from Village Manager Rebecca Ewald
Starting last week, the Village began to receive a number of phone calls and inquiries related to the demolition permit request for 3534 N. Lake Drive. The Village wants to be transparent in regards to the review process; so I wanted to take a moment to fill you in on those steps.

The permit is currently under review by the Planning and Development Department. Exterior alterations to residential properties, such as demolition, are required to be approved by the Design Review Board ( 225.12E(1)). The Design Review Board reviews the proposed final state of alterations. In the case of full demolition, the Design Review Board would look at either the proposed new structure or a site restoration plan.

Based on approval, demolition permits and an erosion control plan are required. If construction of a new structure does not commence within 30 days of demolition, implementation of the site restoration plan shall be required ( 225-5A).
Community members are welcome to provide their comments at a Village Board meeting or Design Review Board (DRB) meeting; however, based upon the process outlined in the Village code, if the property owner complies with the requirements, the Village is not certain there is basis to deny the application.
The DRB meeting is scheduled for June 20 at 5:00 p.m. and community members are welcome to attend. Should you any additional questions, please contact Planning and Development Director Bart Griepentrog at bgriepentrog@villageofshorewood.org.
Chicken Barbecue Scheduled for June 8
The 48th annual chicken barbecue hosted by the Shorewood Men's Club is scheduled on Saturday, June 8. Bring your family and friends to Atwater Park to enjoy great chicken and rib dinners, beer, wine, and hard seltzer.

Food will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. There will be live music and an open bar from 11:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. The live music includes the Shorewood Civic Band, DJ Kyle Feerick, and De La Buena Five.

All proceeds from the event are granted back to the Shorewood community. Tickets are available at the event or purchased from a Shorewood Men's Club member. For more information, visit the Fundraiser page at www.shorewoodmensclub.org.
Utility Work to Continue on Oakland Avenue
H&H Utility Excavating Inc. on behalf of AT&T will continue their utility work along Oakland Avenue the week of June 10.

The excavation work will shift traffic lanes and take away some parking temporarily on Oakland Avenue, the block just north of Capitol Drive. The estimated time line of this project is one week pending weather and other factors.

If you would like to view the traffic control plan, feel free to click here.

If you have any questions about the project, contact Building Inspector Justin Burris at 414.847.2640.
Volunteers Needed for the Fourth of July
The Village is working with community partners again on planning this year's Fourth of July parade and celebration.

For the parade, the Village needs a number of volunteers willing to coordinate the parade lineup. In addition, the Village is in need for fun vehicles to transport some of the parade participants. Convertibles and jeeps tend to work the best.

If you would like to volunteer or utilize your vehicle for the parade, contact Fourth of July Coordinator Sarah DeNeve at events@villageofshorewood.org . Please contact Sarah by Wednesday, June 19.

Stay tuned for a schedule of events on the Fourth of July. Once again, a huge thank you for the Shorewood Foundation for sponsoring the parade and celebration!
Village Recruiting for a New Route Collector
The Village of Shorewood is seeking to fill the position of Equipment Operator / Route Collector.

Under the general direction of the Public Works Director and Assistant Public Works Director, position will operate assigned trucks and other equipment to perform daily collections (refuse, yard waste, special collections, leaf, etc.). This position will also assist in parks and other public works related projects, crack fill streets, patch pot holes, repair utility cuts, repair concrete curb and gutter, and other duties as assigned. The position will be required to respond to emergency situations after hours including snow and ice operations.

Minimum qualifications include a High school diploma or general education degree (GED), and three years of experience in any of the following areas: concrete maintenance, asphalt maintenance, brick paver maintenance, route collections, heavy equipment operation, or an equivalent combination of experience and training. Selected candidate must also successfully complete a drug test and physical to show they can perform the physical demands listed in the   job description  as well as the possession of a commercial driver’s license or the ability to obtain these licenses within 6 months.

All inquiries relating to the Equipment Operator / Route Collector position are to be directed to the attention of the Assistant Village Manager. Send employment application, resume and cover letter to Assistant Village Manager Tyler Burkart at tburkart@villageofshorewood.org. The Village will begin reviewing applications Monday, June 24. The position will be open until filled.
Shorewood's Criterium Cycling Classic June 27
Start planning for an exciting day at the races brought to you by Tour of America's Dairyland and the Shorewood Business Improvement District. Races start at 10:40 a.m., finishing with the 90-minute Pro 1/2 Men's race starting at 7:00 p.m. We bring back the popular Kid's Roll and added Junior races. Check out event details here and we'll see you there!

Volunteers needed! We are in need of 100 volunteers in 2-hour increments to help with course marshaling, so racers and spectators remain safe. Another 20 volunteers are needed for 1 hour for the Kid's Roll race to help corral the racers. You can sign up here to volunteer for both. 
Shorewood Today Summer Issue Published
The recent Summer issue of Shorewood Today is now available to view online. On the website, you can also access archived issues of the magazine. 

The Shorewood Today magazine is all about Shorewood, exclusively for Shorewood! Interesting, informative and entertaining, this attractive community publication features news and stories about the people, places and events that make our Village a special place to live, do business and raise a family. 

Shorewood Today is published jointly four times a year by the Shorewood School District, the Village of Shorewood, the Shorewood Business Improvement District (BID), the Shorewood Foundation, and the Community Development Authority with additional support from Shorewood's Marketing Program. This free publication is mailed to every household in Shorewood and distributed at Village Hall, Shorewood Library, area realtors and to our advertisers.
Learn about Grow Solar Milwaukee
Offered by the City of Milwaukee and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, home and business owners throughout Milwaukee County may participate in this program to help pool their buying power to secure significant discounts that make installing solar more affordable.

Start by attending a Solar Power Hour. Our free information session teaches you the basics of solar, its financial implications for your property, and how the Grow Solar Milwaukee program works.

Then, get a free, no obligation site assessment from our competitively-selected installer, Arch Electric. After attending a Solar Power Hours, contact Angie from Arch Electric ( angie@archelec.com or 920.838.4687) to schedule a site assessment and cost estimate. The deadline to sign up for Grow Solar Milwaukee is September 30, 2019.

Click on the following link to find more information on the program and upcoming Solar Power Hours.
Important News related to the Interfaith Older Adult Programming
After 35 years of serving older adults in Milwaukee County, Interfaith Older Adult Programs suddenly shuttered their doors in March leaving many vulnerable older adults without community supports for transportation to doctor appointments and to get groceries. 

Milwaukee County Department on Aging has been working with ERAS Senior Services of Waukesha to provide some of these services through 2019. Click here to learn more about ERAS.

They are soliciting information on Older Adult Services through a survey and a series of Town Hall meetings. The Senior Resource Center is hosting one on Wednesday, June 12 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Please consider registering for the town hall meeting and/or taking the survey.
Shakespeare in Shorewood is June 8
Stone Soup Shakespeare returns for a performance of Twelfth Night. We hope you can join us for this family-friendly event featuring one of the bard’s most famous comedies complete with a shipwreck, mistaken identity, and marriage proposals. The troupe will explore some of Shakespeare's themes - love, gender, ambition, and disguise - with David Bowie-themed outfits and synthesized music.

Stone Soup Shakespeare is a professional Shakespeare touring company dedicated to providing free Shakespeare productions to the world one park at a time. Sticking to Shakespeare's original scripts, Stone Soup adds a fresh twist to drama by incorporating contemporary dance, song, and costumes. They strive to bring stories to life and showcase the breadth of the human experience in diverse and dynamic ways. This program is generously supported by the Friends of the Shorewood Public Library.
Can you Manage Your Unconscious Biases?
Reggie Jackson and Dr. Fran Kaplan of Nurturing Diversity Partners invited us to get to know our unconscious biases in their program Unconscious Biases: How Can We See Our Own Blind Spots? presented in October at Shorewood Library. Jackson and Kaplan return on Tuesday, June 18 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. for Unconscious Bias Part II: Can We Manage It? You do not have to attended the first session to come. Challenge yourself to confront the reality of bias with Jackson and Kaplan’s expertise, and explore ways to manage bias in order to foster inclusive and equitable multicultural communities and institutions. This program is co-sponsored by Library, the Friends of Shorewood Public Library and the Shorewood Senior Resource Center.
District Raises Over $5 Million in Fundraising Efforts Over Last 5 Years
The Shorewood School District has raised over $5 million in fundraising efforts over the last five years, averaging over $1 million in donations per year.
These philanthropic contributions have supported a variety of District needs, including:
·          Authentic Learning Programs
·          STEM Programs
·          Instructional Technology
·          Student Scholarships
·          Classroom Improvements
·          Athletics Facilities
·          Professional Development for Teachers
·          Classroom Grants
The Shorewood School District has a unique capability in its Advancement Office. Established in 2014, the Advancement Office supports District initiatives by: engaging in fundraising activities; building strong partnerships with organizations; connecting and communicating with Shorewood alumni, friends, community members, and supporters; assisting with the launch of new programs throughout the District; and ensuring the implementation and investment of donated funds in collaboration with the Business Office.
Shorewood has another unique asset in the Shorewood SEED Foundation, an all-volunteer organization comprised of parents and community members, originally established in 2003. The SEED Foundation supports programming in the District each year through its Annual Fund efforts and signature Swing with Shorewood event.
The Shorewood Advancement Office and the SEED Foundation work closely together to help ensure critical funding supports programs in all schools, from grades K-12.
Shorewood also has other dedicated, volunteer-driven community organizations that help raise funds for school programs, including the school PTO organizations, Shorewood Booster Club for Athletics, Shorewood Band Parents Association, Shorewood Drama, and Orchestra Boosters. This strong community support contributes significantly to the success of the District's fundraising efforts.
In all, the District received a total of $5,243,463 in philanthropic contributions from July 1, 2014 to June 1, 2019. This total includes $1,416,528 in scholarship donations and pledged commitments.
To learn more about the Advancement Office, visit the Shorewood Schools Advancement web page . To learn more about SEED, visit the SEED Foundation website .
Did you know?
The North Shore Health Department receives a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), through the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to conduct beach monitoring for presence of E. coli at the three Lake Michigan beaches in our area—Atwater in Shorewood, Klode in Whitefish Bay, and Doctor’s/Tietjen in Bayside/Fox Point.

We work with the Shorewood DPW and the North Shore Water Commission to test water at least twice a week using the Most Probable Number (MPN) method. Look for beach advisory signs to gauge safe water conditions. Green signs represent <235 MPN/100 mls of water tested, indicating that the water is unlikely to contain disease causing levels of organisms. Yellow signs signify levels of 235-1000 MPN/100mls and an Advisory (Caution) level. If 1000 or greater MPN/100 mls is measured, the beach will be closed, signified by a Red sign. If you would like to check before you head for the beach, current status of E. coli levels in most Wisconsin beaches, including the North Shore beaches, is also available at: https://www.wibeaches.us.

Please note that as water conditions can change rapidly, should you choose to swim in open water; showering immediately afterwards is always recommended, as is thorough hand washing before consuming any picnic items you may have brought along.

Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at  414.371.2980 .
  • Tuesday, June 11 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. - Brown Deer
  • Thursday, June 13 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. - Shorewood Office
  • Tuesday, June 18 from 7:30-9:00 a.m. - Shorewood Office
  • Wednesday, June 19 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. - Brown Deer

Upcoming Adult Health Clinics (appointment required from 8 - 10 a.m.) - Blood analysis for cholesterol, glucose and triglycerides, blood pressure, weight check and a nurse consultation. Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414.371.2980.
  • Wednesday, June 19 - Brown Deer
  • Tuesday, June 25 - Shorewood

Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening (no appointment necessary)
  • Tuesday, June 11 from 1:30-2:30 p.m., WFB Sr. Center (5205 Lydell Avenue)
  • Thursday, June 20 from 12:30-1:00 p.m., LX Club (WFB Women’s Club, 600 E. Henry Clay St.)
  • Wednesday, June 26 from 3:30-4:30. p.m. Shorewood Office

For the most up-to-date information on upcoming clinics and screenings, visit the Clinics page on the  North Shore Health Department website .
Upcoming Community Events
Click here to access the Community Events Calendar
Shorewood Men's Club Chicken BBQ
Saturday, June 8 from 11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Dinners stop being served at 7:00 p.m.)
Atwater Park

Shakespeare in Shorewood ( link )
Saturday, June 8 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Lawn between Village Hall and Village Center

Chronic Pain Support Group
Monday, June 10 at 4:30 p.m.
Kingo Lutheran Church
Note: Event is open to the public.

Town Hall on Interfaith Older Adult Programming Services
Wednesday, June 12 from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Shorewood Village Center

Unconscious Bias Part II: Can We Manage It?
Tuesday, June 18 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Shorewood Village Center (lower level)

Chronic Pain Support Group
Monday, June 24 at 4:30 p.m.
Kingo Lutheran Church
Note: Event is open to the public.

Shorewood Criterium Bike Race
Thursday, June 27 from 10:40 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Village of Shorewood - Click link to check out map and details
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