Village of Kohler Village View for March, 2019

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Village President Thomas Schnettler presents Police Chief William Rutten with a plaque for his 20 years of service to the Village of Kohler. Chief Rutten retired February 15th.


Village Meetings Scheduled for March

3/11     Property Committee                                         5:30 pm
3/11     Finance Committee                                          5:30 pm
3/13     Library Board at Kohler Public Library        12:30pm
3/14     Planning Commission                                      4:30 pm
3/18     Village Board                                                               5:30 pm

All meetings are held at Kohler Village Hall, 319 Highland Drive, unless otherwise indicated.

Spring Election
The Spring Election will be held Tuesday, April 2. The polling place is located in the Kirkpatrick Center at the Kohler Village Hall, 319 Highland Drive, and will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Voters are required to show a photo ID to vote. You must have lived in the Village of Kohler for 28 days to vote in the Village of Kohler.

Dog and Cat Licenses
All dogs and cats over 5 months of age require licensing. Rabies vaccination certificate is required at time of licensing. Dogs and cats must be licensed by April 1 of each year. Fees are:

Unaltered dog/cat       $12.00
Altered dog/cat           $  5.00
Late fee                       $  5.00


Website:  Please visit This site allows you to learn about the KPD staff, view the 2018 Annual Report of KPD activities, submit a request for public records, submit a request for a home check, and learn about current law enforcement concerns. It is truly a “one stop shop” for the KPD.

 Awards: Officer Adam Schmitz, Officer Chad Gross and Administrative Assistant Jodie Kuklinski were recently presented with Certificates of Excellence. Adam, Chad and Jodie earned the awards due to their hard work regarding the initial response, the follow-up investigation and the administrative support regarding the multi-fatality motor vehicle crash that occurred on Interstate 43 on January 18th.

Jodi Kuklinski
Chad Gross
Adam Schmitz













To find out if a snow emergency is in effect for the Village, call 459-3881 anytime, or check the Village of Kohler’s website at There is no parking on village streets during a snow emergency. A snow emergency is called when snow accumulation is expected to exceed 6 inches.

Winter is here.  Here are some reminders on the Village of Kohler’s snow removal ordinances and policies.

  1. Please remember to shovel your sidewalks within 24 hours after a snowfall event.
  2. Do not blow or shovel snow back into the street.
  3. Please remove vehicles from the street when the plows are in operation.

It is the residents’ responsibility to have the snow removed around the mailbox kiosks. The Postal Service will not deliver mail if the carrier is not able to reach the unit – the front as well as the backside. Someone in the neighborhood needs to take the initiative to remove the snow; or the responsibility can be shared.

Residents are cautioned against flushing disposal wipes down the toilet. Although many wipes are labeled “disposable” or “flushable”, quite often they clog sewer laterals and mains. The preferred method of disposal is to bag the wipes and place in your garbage receptacle.

Residents are encouraged to store their garbage receptacles in discrete locations. Ideally they should be stored in a garage. Other suitable areas include side/back yards, or any other area screened from public view. Please be reminded that all containers must be stored with the lids securely closed and away from any heat source, such as a grill.

Residents are reminded that garbage/recyclables pickup is on Tuesdays; pickup starts at 7 am in the morning and may last until 5 pm. Due to driver changes, equipment malfunctions and the like, actual pickup times may change, week to week. On a related note, if your garbage container is broken (lid cracked, wheel off axle, etc.) please call 459-3881 for repairs.

Residents are reminded to pick up after their pets and to dispose of the waste appropriately.

Building Permits are required for all residential projects involving construction, heating, plumbing and electrical work that has a value greater than $1,000. Home additions, garages, accessory buildings, decks and other exterior modifications need Kohler Co. and Village of Kohler Plan Commission review. Visit our website at or call the Public Works Department at 459-3881 for more information.

An illicit discharge is the dumping of any chemical, pet waste or hazardous substance into the street or a storm basin inlet. The substance eventually makes its way into the Sheboygan River causing a pollution hazard. To report an illicit discharge, please call the Public Works office at 459-3881.

If you are considering installing a fence, please be reminded of the following process. The home owner needs to obtain a property survey, a copy of the deed, pictures of the areas impacted by the fence, fence specifications, a site plan and a cover letter explaining the scope of the project. This information is submitted to Kohler Co. for approval. Once approved by Kohler Co., the Village’s Planning Commission needs to review and approve as well. This process may take up to 3 months.

The theater will undergo renovation starting in mid-March, with completion scheduled in late 2019. Please be aware of construction vehicles and material staging adjacent to the theater.

To register for activities or lunch stop at Village Hall, call 920-459-3873 or email

Activities in March
3/1 Weavers Group Meeting 9am-Village Hall
3/1 Trivia Night & Pot Luck Dinner 4pm-Village Hall
3/5 Card MakingWorkshop 1pm-Patti’s
3/5 Mardi Gras Dinner 4pm-Village Hall
3/6 Ceramics Class 10am-Village Hall
3/15 Book Club 1pm-Library
3/21 NZ’s Bar & Grill 11:30am
3/21 Spinners Group 6pm-Village Hall
3/28 Painting Club 1:30pm-Village Hall
3/14 & 3/28 Bowling 10:30am-Odyssey Fun Center

Friday lunch at Village Hall

Cost is $5 per person.

3/1 No lunch at 11:30am – Trivia Night & Potluck
3/8 Chicken or Seafood Salad Sandwich
3/15 Tuna Bake or Beef Noodle Bake
3/22 Seafood Chowder, Sloppy Joes, Fish Sandwich
3/29 Breaded Cod or Pork Chops

Exercise Classes
No pre-registration required. Classes are $5 for members or $6 for non-members.

Monday & Wednesday Chair Yoga 8:15am-Village Hall
Monday Therapeutic Yoga 9:30am-Village Hall

Ping Pong Mondays-recreational players and Tuesdays-advanced players at Village Hall 1pm. No pre-registration required. Members are free, non-members are $1.

Pickle Ball Wednesdays at School Gym 6:30pm. No pre-registration required. Members are free, non-members are $1.

There will be some changes this spring and summer to access the Youth Center, Pool and Village Gym due to the renovations at the Kohler Theater. We will post information as it becomes available on the Kohler Recreation Website and Facebook page as well as the Kohler Villager.

Play Ball!                                                                                                                    Baseball, Softball and T-Ball registrations are ready. The Recreation Department is using a new registration system. We apologize for the delay in Baseball/Softball sign-up. Please follow the link on the Kohler Recreation website to get registered,

We will be using this same registration program for our Youth Recreation Activities. This includes Baseball/Softball, Swim Lessons, Swim Club, Dive Club, and Summer Camps. Once you have set up a family account, your information will be there to use the next time you log in.

To register for camps brought to Kohler by outside organizations, please go directly to those sites:

Compass Creative

  • June 24 – 28 – The Jumping Jacks and the Beanstalk (1st – 12th grade)
  • July 22 – 26 – Peas and Harmony: The Princess and the Pea (must be returning camper)
  • July 29 – Aug 2 – The Jungle Book (1st – 12th grade)


  • June 17 – 21 – International Soccer Camp & TetraBrazil

Kohler Pool
Watch the Kohler Villager, Kohler Recreation Website and Facebook page for information regarding the opening of the Pool for this season.

Offerings at the pool this summer:
Swim lesson – group and private – June 17-Aug 1 (3 sessions)
Water Aerobics
Lap Swim
Youth Swim Club – June 17-Aug 2
Youth Spring Board Dive Club – June 18-Aug 1
Intro to SCUBA
KPAL swim Meet – Aug 1

The summer season is fast approaching and we are still looking for Basket Room personnel and Lifeguards. If you are 16 and interested in Lifeguarding and are not currently certified a class will be offered this spring.  Please pick up an application at the Village Offices on Highland Drive and return it to Cindi Gamb.


Hours of Operation for March 1-15
Monday-Friday 3-5:30 pm; Closed Saturdays and Sundays
Closed March 16-31 (Spring Break)
Located on School Street, Door 19, right next to the Pool

The Kohler Youth Center’s Winter After Hours Event was held February 16 when our business hours stayed open until 11pm. That evening kids got together to hang out, play video games, play dodgeball and basketball, eat ice cream, dance and play music. Top snacks were the milkshake, rainbow pop and orange crush.

This Month’s Menu Highlights: Chicken Tenders w/Sauce $3; Cookies & Cream Milkshakes $1.50; Pizza Pocket $1.50.

The Kohler Youth Center, Est. 1956. WE INVITE YOU to COME ON IN and enjoy an easy-going, fun and comfortable environment. Need a quick snack after school or before practice? Need a place to unwind?  How about a quick and easy dinner? At the Kohler Youth Center we offer after school snacks, after school unwind time and a place to meet your friends.

How do I find the Youth Center and where is it located?
The Youth Center is located at the Corner of School Street and East Park Lane. We are “sandwiched” in between the Memorial Theatre and the Pool. Follow the walkway up to Door 19 and you will see us on your right. During construction of the Memorial Theatre, there may be times when access to the Youth Center has changed – watch for signs. The Youth Center can be found on Facebook and Snapchat.

LIKE:  “Kohler Youth Center” on Facebook
ADD:  @kohleruthcenter on Snapchat

Check out our website: These pages will keep you informed of upcoming events, happenings, and what’s new! Remember, the Youth Center begins with YOU!  See you soon!

The Village Board approved the following items during their January 21 meeting:

  • Operator’s licenses as presented.
  • Temporary Class B beer & wine licenses to Kohler Foundation for 2/9/19 and 3/9/10, and KPAL for 2/17/19.
  • Engagement letter and contract for audit services for 2019, 2020 and 2021 with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP.
  • Hired Recreation Director and Department of Public Works employees as presented.
  • Agreement with INDWIS, Inc. for building inspection services.
  • Purchased McLaughlin Utility Package for $4,245 and BC1500 Brush Chipper for $59,000 from Vermeer.
  • Purchase red Western Star 4700SF chassis for $94,500 from Quality Care Truck Center and equipment from Monroe Truck Center for $104,390, total cost $198,890.
  • Sell Chevrolet S10 truck on Auction Surplus.
  • Request from Kohler Public School to install a swimming and diving record board at the pool.
  • Request from Kohler Co. to construct a yoga platform in River Wildlife.
  • Ordinance 2019-1, regarding street width.
  • Memorial Hall lease between the Village and Kohler Co.
  • Resolution 2019-1, authorizing a loan from Kohler Co. for theater renovation


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