Village News for February

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FROM CLERK/TREASURER LAURIE LINDOW www.kohlervillage.org

Village Meetings Scheduled for February

2/7 – Library Board at Kohler Library – 12:30 pm
2/12 – Property Committee – 4:30 pm
2/12 – Finance Committee – 5:30 pm
2/8 – Planning Commission – 4:30 pm
2/19 – Village Board – 5:30 pm

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

Advertising in the Kohler Village Phone Directory

The Village is selling ad space in the 2018 Phone Directory. Available for purchase are half-page ads for $100 or full page ads for $200.

Dimensions for the ads are:
Half page 5” wide by 3.75” tall black/white
Full page 5” wide by 8” tall black/white

Design services are available with the purchase of an ad. Your ad and/or logo can be sent as a PDF to Llindow@kohlervillage.org. Images should be high resolution. Deadline for submitting ads is March 15.

Spring Primary

The Spring Primary will be held Tuesday, February 20. 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.

Do you have the right photo ID?

These are acceptable for voting purposes and can be unexpired or expired after the date of the most recent general election:

  • Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license
  • Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card
  • Military ID card
  • S. passport

These photo IDS are also acceptable for voting purposes but must be unexpired:

  • Certificate of naturalization issued within the last two years
  • Unexpired Wisconsin driver license or identification card receipt
  • Photo ID issued by a Wisconsin accredited university or college containing date of issuance, student signature and expiration date no later than two years after date of issuance, along with a separate document proving enrollment.

If you are eligible to vote but don’t have a photo ID, you may obtain a free ID from the Department of Motor Vehicles. Apply for the ID as soon as possible. Visit Department of Motor Vehicles, 3603 Kohler Memorial Drive, Sheboygan, 800-924-3570.


The Spring Election will be Tuesday, April 3. For more information about voter registration, absentee voting, acceptable forms of proof of identification or upcoming elections, contact the Clerk-Treasurer’s office at 920-459-3873.


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

Cash or check only.

FROM POLICE CHIEF BILL RUTTEN www.kohlerpolice.com

Year End Report: Every year the Kohler Police Department submits a yearend report to the Village Board. That report is open to all to read too. We post that report on our website. Take a look and see what we have been doing for the past year. It has statistics on number of calls and types of calls, as well as identifying some of the special events that we participate in.  kohlerpolice.com/from-the-chief.html

Vacation Checks: Don’t forget that if you are planning to go away on spring break or at any time during the year, that you may have the Kohler Police Department check your house while you are gone. Residents can now request a vacation check on-line through the Kohler Police Department’s web page, by stopping by the department or calling. If you call outside of regular business hours you may leave a message too. In your message just include your name, address, duration of your vacation and any other pertinent information that we may need to know. Some pertinent information may include lights that are on timers, alarms, and names of persons that may stop by or keyholders. Any other questions about this service, please call the police department.

FROM PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR BRETT EDGERLE

THE AMERICAN CLUB

The main parking lot of the American Club is being renovated, preventing normal guest access off of Highland Drive. Please note that a temporary guest entrance has been created on Church Street on the west side of the American Club. Please drive carefully and be aware of the construction traffic.

SNOW EMERGENCY

To find out if a snow emergency is in effect for the Village, call 459-3881 anytime, or check the Kohler website at www.kohlervillage.org. There is no parking on village streets during a snow emergency. A snow emergency is called when accumulation is expected to exceed 4 inches.  Snow emergencies are typically called from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm to give the snowplows an opportunity to clear the streets with no cars present.

SNOW REMOVAL

Winter is here.  Here are some reminders on Village 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.

SNOW REMOVAL AROUND MAILBOX KIOSKS

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. The Village is not responsible to keep these areas clear of snow.

GARBAGE RECEPTACLES

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.

PET CLEANUP

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

BUILDING PERMITS

As a reminder, 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 www.kohlervillage.org or call the Public Works Department at 459-3881 for more information.

DISPOSABLE WIPES

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.

KLUB 55  http://klub55.kohlervillage.org/

Activities in February

  • 2/8 Book Club
  • 2/15 Diabetic Club
  • 2/16 Valentine Wine Tasting
  • 2/24 Foot Care
  • 2/27 Make Your Own Bath & Beauty Products

To register or for more information, stop at Village Hall, call 920-459-3873 or email cgamb@kohlervillage.org. All classes are held at Village Hall unless otherwise indicated.

Friday lunch at Village Hall 11:30 am, cost $4

To register for lunch stop at Village Hall, call 920-459-3873 or email cgamb@kohlervillage.org by Wednesday.

Exercise Classes

Classes are held at Village Hall. No pre-registration required. Classes are $4 for members or $5 for non-members.

Monday & Wednesday Chair Yoga 8:15am

Monday Chinese Yoga 10:30am

Wednesday Tai Chi 9:30am

Walkers Club

Tuesday/Thursday Walkers Club meet in Village Gym 7:30am, use entrance by the pool/Youth Center. No pre-registration required. No fee.

Ping Pong

Monday/Tuesday at Village Hall 1pm. No pre-registration required. Members are free, non-members are $1.

 Pickle Ball

Wednesday at the Kohler School Gym 7:30pm. No pre-registration required. Members are free, non-members are $1.

FROM RHONDA HOLLAND, MANAGER OF THE KOHLER YOUTH CENTER

Hours of Operation for February 1-28, 2018

Monday through Friday 3-5:30pm

Saturday and Sunday 12:30-5pm

Open Friday, February 16 12:30-5pm (no school)

Open Saturday, February 17 7:30-11pm (MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL LOCK-IN

Located on School Street, Door 19, right next to the Pool

ATTENTION:

MIDDLE and HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Looking for something to do?

Check out these upcoming events:

UPCOMING EVENT

WINTER LOCK-IN AT THE KOHLER YOUTH CENTER

WHO:  Middle and High School Students (grades 6-12)

WHAT: Winter Lock-In (Middle and High School)

WHEN:  Saturday, February 17, 2018; 7:30-11pm

WHY:    Good ‘Ole Fashion Fun on a Saturday Night which includes time with your friends, music, open gym, and of course FUN!

Save the date:  Spring Lock-in Saturday, April 21 — 7:30-11pm.  All Middle and High School Students WELCOME . . . and bring your friends! YES!!! The pool WILL BE OPEN.

ATTENTION:

Parents and Students

Looking for a great venue to hold your next kid friendly event, get-together, or birthday party?

Remember: The Youth Center is available for rent! Contact Rhonda Holland 920-207-6537 for more information

LATEST NEWS:

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.  Run by Youth Workers/High School Students, WE INVITE YOU to COME ON IN and enjoy an easy-going, fun and comfortable environment.

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 Theater and the Pool. Follow the walkway up to Door 19 and you will see us on your right. The Youth Center can be found on Facebook and Snapchat.

LIKE:  “Kohler Youth Center” on Facebook

ADD:  @kohleruthcenter on Snapchat

Check out our website:  recreation.kohlervillage.org/youth-center

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

VILLAGE BOARD

The Village Board approved the following items during their December 18 meeting:

  • Appointed Election Officials as presented.
  • Operator’s Licenses as presented.
  • Ordinance 2017-7, Regarding Parking
  • November 2017 Revenue & Expense reports, bank reconciliation and journal entries.
  • 2018 Water and Sewer Utility budgets.

 

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