Village News for May, 2018
Holiday Garbage Pick-up
When a holiday falls on a Monday, all garbage pick-ups will be one day later than scheduled. Monday, May 28th is Memorial Day. Garbage pickup for that week will be on Wednesday, May 30th.
Memorial Day Parade: The Village of Kohler Memorial Day Parade will be Monday, May 28, at 8:00 a.m. The parade will start at Village Hall and proceed down School Street over to Woodland Cemetery, where the Village President will lead the dedication service.
KOHLER FIRE DEPARTMENT BRAT FRY
On Sunday, May 6, 2018, the Kohler Volunteer Fire Department is having its annual brat fry at the Fire Station from 11am–6pm. Here’s a chance to enjoy some great food and refreshments, and at the same time show your appreciation to the firefighters who give so much time and effort, and risk their own lives to make our community safer. Proceeds from the fry are used to purchase special fire/rescue equipment, subsidize a portion of our business
and social expenses, support various community youth programs, local area Fire/Rescue projects, and fund a scholarship in Police/Fire Sciences.
Advance sale tickets are available from all members of the Fire Department, and we will be selling door-to-door throughout the Village in the weeks preceding the fry for your convenience. The ticket packs cost $5, and are worth $5 in trade at the fry, and also give you a chance at our nice selection of prizes.
Thank you for your support! See you on Sunday, May 6, 2018
FROM CLERK/TREASURER LAURIE LINDOW www.kohlervillage.org
Village Meetings Scheduled for April
5/9 Library Board at Kohler Library 12:30 pm
5/10 Planning Commission 4:30 pm
5/14 Property Committee 4:30 pm
5/14 Finance Committee 5:30 pm
5/21 Village Board 5:30 pm
All meetings are held at Kohler Village Hall, 319 Highland Drive, unless otherwise indicated.
OPEN BOOK AND BOARD OF REVIEW The Village Assessor will be holding an Open Book session at Village Hall on Thursday, May 10 from 3:00–5:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment with the assessor, please call Associated Appraisal at 1-800-721-4157. Open Book is an opportunity for property owners to meet with the assessor and examine the records for their property and discuss how the assessment was made. Time spent discussing your assessment with the assessor may eliminate the need for a formal appeal to the Board of Review. At Open book, the assessor is allowed to make any changes that are necessary to perfect the assessment roll.
The Village of Kohler Board of Review will meet Monday, June 4, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Property owners that want to appear before the Board of Review to appeal their assessment must provide the clerk-treasurer with written or oral notice of their intent to file an objection at least 48 hours before the meeting of the Board. Also, a written and signed Form of Objection to Property Assessment must be filled out and filed with the clerk within the first 2 hours of the Board’s first scheduled meeting.
MUNICIPAL CLERKS APPRECIATION WEEK May 6-12, 2018
The municipal clerk is the oldest profession among public servants throughout the world. In Wisconsin there are 1,854 municipal clerks and 72 county clerks.
FROM POLICE CHIEF BILL RUTTEN
New Community Resource Officer: The Kohler Police Department just started the process, but will be hiring a new full-time officer in the upcoming months. The new officer is being co-funded by the Village of Kohler and the Kohler School District to be able to staff a position that will be in the schools full-time during the school year. This new position will be able to provide for the school needs, but also will give the community greater access to programs that the Kohler Police Department will provide.
EMS Week May 20th—26th: The Kohler Police Department is the Village of Kohler’s First Responder Unit. The full-time police officers are either all First Responders or Emergency Medical Technicians. The Kohler Police Department in addition to responding to accidents, officers routinely respond to medical calls in the Village and provide the first level of care until a paramedic arrives. The Kohler Police Department takes this role very seriously and invests in training and equipment to provide the best First Responder services it can. I’m proud of our officers and their commitment to this service and I hope that you are too.
Bike Safety Day: The Kohler Police Department is again sponsoring the Bike Safety Day on Saturday June 2nd. Bike inspections start at 11:30am and the obstacle course will start at12:30 pm. The event is being held at the Village Hall. Licenses are required and are available for $2.50 for any bikes with wheels larger than 16”. A detailed flyer is located on our website at www.kohlerpolice.com. Bike license forms are on the website too, it could be filled out before you arrive. There will be forms available the day of, but it would make that portion go more quickly. All participants will receive an inspection of their bike, a free helmet and a bike accessory. We will also be supplying free soda and chips after the day’s events.
FROM PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS MATERIAL WASTE COLLECTION PROGRAM
The Sheboygan County Planning and Conservation Office is again sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program on June 8th and June 9th. Items such as flammable liquids, oil-based paints, solvents, batteries, pesticides, electronics, etc. will be accepted. Collection site locations, times and other program details can best be reviewed by going to www.sheboygancounty.com and clicking on the “Household Hazardous Waste” link on their home page, or by calling 459-3060. There is a nominal fee for this service.
Mulch is available for $10 per yard plus tax, delivered. Call 459-3873 to place an order. Deliveries are Fridays only.
SNOW PLOW TURF DAMAGE
Please be aware that the Village will repair turf damaged due to snow plowing operations. Call 459-3881 to report damage.
Residents are reminded to pick up after their pets and to dispose of the waste appropriately.
All Christmas wreaths need to be removed from the cemetery by May 15th.
GARAGE SALE SIGNS
One temporary “garage sale” or “for sale” sign shall be permitted on each lot. Signs located on public property will be removed by the Public Works Department or Police Department.
A reminder that building permits are required for new structures, additions, remodeling, accessory structures, pools, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, siding, roofing, fences, signs, modifications over $1,000 in market value, and driveways. Any questions about building permits and/or permit fees can be directed to Brett Edgerle at 459-3881 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Permit application forms are also available on our website –
STORABLE SWIMMING POOLS
Storable swimming pools require an annual $50 permit. A storable pool is any pool which holds 1000 gallons of water or more. Storable pools must be located 35 feet from all lot lines and meet ALL electrical codes for the pump.
STORMWATER POLLUTION PREVENTION
To meet the Village’s stormwater permit education requirements and to be environmentally friendly, residents need to be aware that storm drains located throughout the village discharge directly to the Sheboygan River. Please do not dump liquids or pet waste into the storm inlets. When you wash your vehicle, wash it on the grass to minimize dirt and detergent from flowing directly down your driveway and into the storm inlets.
HIGHWAY PP ROAD RECONSTRUCTION
The Sheboygan County Highway Department announced that the reconstruction of Highway PP will begin on May 7th. Construction will take 3 to 4 months depending on the weather. Please be aware of detours and signage alerting of changing driving conditions.
Activities in May
Date to be determined – Planting Seminar
Date to be determined – Kinseio Taping
5/1 Card Making
5/4 Kohler Credit Union seminar
5/10 Kohler Stables Tour
5/10 Book Club
5/17 Diabetic Cooking
5/22 Craft Class
5/24 Painting Club
5/24 Lunch at Kim’s 5 Corners
5/26 Foot Care
5/26 Sheeps Head Tournament
5/29 Charter Fishing
6/5 Presentation on Nepal
Friday lunch at Village Hall 11:30 am, cost $4 – Sign up by Wednesday
5/4 Cheese sandwiches
5/11 Ham & cheese casserole
5/18 Broasted pork chops
5/25 Sliced beef
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 Tuesdays/Thursdays meet at Woodland Cemetery 8am. No fee.
Ping Pong Mondays/Tuesdays at Village Hall 1pm. No pre-registration required. Members are free, non-members are $1.
Pickle Ball Wednesdays at Kohler School Gym 6:30pm. No pre-registration required. Members are free, non-members are $1.
THE KOHLER YOUTH CENTER FROM MANAGER RHONDA HOLLAND
Hours of Operation for May 1 through May 31
Saturday & Sunday 1:30-4:30 pm
Pool Open on Weekends 1:30-4pm
Open Friday, May 11 12:30-5pm (no school)
Open Friday, May 25 12:30-5pm (no school)
Closed Monday, May 28 (Memorial Day)
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. Jukebox with endless music selections, 3 Big Screen TV’s, 2 Lounge Areas, a Kitchen area, Classic and Video Games, Skee Ball, Basketball, Free Ping Pong & Billiards
Latest News . . .
April 21 brought the Spring Lock-In and Pool Opener to the Youth Center. A great time was had by all. This evening captured kids being kids and the swimming pool was certainly the highlight to all those who attended. Some notables of the evening: Oreo Milkshakes and water were the top two items out of the kitchen; Cannonballs were the most seen way to get into the pool and Dodgeball was the highlight in the gym. The open gym was also used to brush up on basketball skills and expend some energy. Both the pool stereo and Youth Center jukebox filled the areas with great music too. A special thanks to all our staff, lifeguards, chaperones and all the boys and girls who came out to enjoy an evening with friends.
ATTENTION: Friends & Families
On June 30 we will be hosting a Summer After-Hours Event. If you are looking for something to do with or without your kids or parents on a Saturday night, then we have an event for you. During our Summer After-Hours event which will be held from 7:30-11pm we will feature glow-in-the-dark swimming, music, food, fun and laughs with friends and family. Elementary aged students should be accompanied by a parent; Middle and High School students may come on their own. This event will be supervised and staffed, however, guests will be able to come and go as they wish throughout the night just like during normal business hours. With the emphasis put on a safe, easy-going place to go to meet your friends and have fun, we look forward to meeting you at our next event. It’s good ‘Ole Fashion Fun on a Saturday Night which includes time with your friends, & family, night swimming, music, and of course FUN! WELCOME . . . and bring your friends!
This Month’s Menu Highlight:
Hand Dipped Ice Cream!
Caramel Sundae $2.00
Chocolate Milkshake $1.50
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 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!
The Village Board approved the following items during their March 27th meeting:
Operator’s licenses as presented.
Temporary Class B beer license for Kohler Fire Dept. for May 6.
Recreation Dept. employee wage information for 2018 as amended.
January and February Revenue & Expense reports, bank reconciliation and journal entry.
Purchase Kubota Utility Vehicle from Service Motor Company for $8,946 with trade-in of John Deer Pro Gator.
Sell the 1445 & 1575 John Deere lawnmowers, and if those sell, purchase two Hustler lawnmowers for $25,000 and attachments for Kubota for $9,381.
2018-2 Regarding Operator’s Licenses
2018-3 Regarding Cigarette Licenses