Mayor’s Message: Water supply negotiations ongoing; new closing times for village bars

Dear Shorewood residents,

I said I would keep you abreast of our Lake Michigan Water situation. Sorry, there is nothing new to report to you.

We are still in lengthy negotiations with ComEd, attempting to negotiate for the use of the power line right-of-way for our pipeline from up north. As soon as we have any headway in these negotiations, I will let you know.

On a lighter note, our summer programs have kicked off very nicely. We have had great attendance for the Party in the Park programs at the village hall band shell on Thursday nights. The fishing derby was a success along with the kite flying day at the park. The fourth annual cardboard boat regatta was a great day where we had 21 boat entries. Everyone had a wonderful time, many got wet!

Shorewood Fest starts Aug. 5, with an early party for families with special needs to enable children to enjoy the rides and amusements. Be sure to check the Shorewood Chamber of Commerce website for specific times. There’s still plenty of summer weather left and many events to come in our community. Be sure you check the Shorewood website for events, times and places.

Last night, the village board unanimously approved a change in closing times for all bar establishments in Shorewood. As of Jan. 1, 2017, all bars in Shorewood must be closed by 2 a.m. The previous ordinance allowed them to remain open until 3 a.m. on the weekends. As the establishments have grown their businesses, the surrounding residential areas have felt a greater impact, hence it was deemed necessary by the board to make some changes. If these changes do not bring about substantial improvements we may find it necessary to implement additional actions.

Have a good summer!


Rick Chapman

Shorewood Mayor

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