Village View for August, 2018

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    Village Meetings Scheduled for August
    8/9        Planning Commission     4:30 pm
    8/13      Property Committee         4:30 pm
    8/13     Finance Committee            5:30 pm
    8/20     Village Board                       5:30 pm
    All meetings are held at Kohler Village Hall, 319 Highland Drive, unless otherwise indicated.

    Election – Partisan Primary, Tuesday, August 14
    The polling place is located in the Kirkpatrick Center at the Kohler Village Hall, 319 Highland Drive, and will be open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.Voters are required to show a photo ID to vote. 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
    • U.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.
    For more information about voter registration, absentee voting, acceptable forms of proof of identification or upcoming elections, go to or contact the Clerk-Treasurer’s office at 920-459-3873.

    Absentee Voting
    Will you need an Absentee Ballot for the Partisan Primary (August 14) or the General Election (November 6)? Absentee ballot applications are available in the Village Clerk/Treasurers Office or online: Absentee voters are also required to show
    a photo ID to vote when voting in the Village Offices. If voting absentee by mail, a copy of photo ID must be included with the absentee ballot.

    Voter Registration
    Voter registration is available in the Clerk/Treasurer’s Office until Friday, August 10. You can also register on Election Day. All new registrants must provide a document establishing their proof of residence as part of the voter registration application. Valid forms of proof of residence must include the voter’s name and current address. Examples: current and valid Wisconsin driver license or identification card; official identification card or license issued by a WI governmental body; real estate tax bill or receipt for current year or year preceding the date of the election; college ID card (must include photo) along with a fee receipt dated within the last 9 months; gas, electric or telephone service statement for period commencing no earlier than 90 days before the Election; bank statement; paycheck; check or other document issued by a unit of government.


New Officer Hired:  On 07-25-18 Katie Schoch started as the newest Police Officer for the Kohler Police Department. Katie was sworn in as a new officer in front of her proud family.  This position is a new position to allow the Kohler Police Department to put a full-time officer in the school. Officer Schoch grew up in Minnesota and recently graduated from Lakeshore Technical College in Police Science, where she also attended the police academy. Officer Schoch will be training primarily with Officer Adam Schmitz for about three months.

Play Vehicles:  The Wisconsin Statutes prohibit “play vehicles” from being on the roadways in Wisconsin. These include: skateboards, ripsticks, and scooters, sidewalks are bumpy, but the kids still are not allowed to ride these in the streets. Also, state statutes prohibit any motorized vehicle from being operated on the sidewalks. That would include motorized stand up scooters.  For these motorized scooters, this basically leaves only private property where permission has been granted. Please understand that the state statutes cannot be changed by Village ordinance, therefore we cannot permit someone to operate in violation. There is some controversy in the City of Milwaukee currently for the use of motorized scooters on the streets. They have the same issue that any other municipality has, not being able to allow these types of motorized play vehicles on the streets or sidewalks. Many of these items are not cheap to purchase. Please be cognizant of the rules prior to purchasing one for the family.


As a reminder, brush (tree branches) must be neatly piled in four-foot lengths. The maximum diameter is six inches. No brush with thorns will be picked up. Thorny material must be cut up and put in the cart with the green lid. Brush not complying will be tagged and not picked up.  Do not rake leaves and debris into the street. Curbside leaf collection is in the fall only.

Residents looking for landscape mulch are encouraged to call the Public Works Department at 459-3881.  Mulch will be delivered to your home for $10/Cubic Yard.  Deliveries will be on Fridays only.

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.

According to Village Ordinance 8.24, it is the duty of every homeowner to destroy all noxious weeds on their property before they go to seed. Examples of noxious weeds are Canadian thistle, English charlock, wild mustard, creeping jenny, goats beard and cotton-bearing trees.  Also, grass that exceeds nine-inches in height is in violation of this ordinance. The Village gives a five-day notice to the homeowner to mow their grass. Otherwise, the Village will do it at the expense of the homeowner.

It is a requirement of the Village of Kohler’s Storm Water Permit that the public be educated of harmful illicit discharges to the storm water system. An illicit discharge would be the dumping of any chemical, pet waste, or hazardous substance into the street or a storm basin inlet. The substance would eventually make its way into the Sheboygan River causing a pollution hazard.  To report an illicit discharge, please call the Public Works office at 459-3881.

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.  During normal maintenance checks, a sanitary sewer main was found to be on the verge of clogging due to these wipes.  Fortunately, the DPW staff was able to clear this obstruction before a sewer back-up occurred.

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 (grill).

During the months of August and September, the Village Public Works Department will be exercising water valves. The Department will also be performing maintenance on fire hydrants and flushing the mains. The work will be performed Monday through Thursday. Residents should be aware that there will be periods of cloudy and discolored water as sediment and mineral deposits in the water mains are disturbed.

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 Permit application forms are also available on our website –

The Reconstruction of Highway PP is underway.  The section of roadway currently under construction will be complete in early August and it will be opened up at that time.  Also at that time, the Highland Drive – Highway PP intersection will be closed for construction.  Be mindful of detour signs during the changeover.  Construction will likely be complete in October, weather depending.

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

Activities in August
8/3 Card Making Workshop 1pm
8/9 Book Club 1pm
8/16 Oneida Gambling Bus 7am
8/16 Painting Club 1:30pm
8/16 Spinners Group 6pm
8/17 Lake Ellen Bahama Party 2pm
8/23 Craft Class – Printing with Nature 10am
8/26 Foot Care Clinic 9am-12pm
8/28 Lake Ellen Kayaking 10am

Friday lunch at Village Hall 11:30 am, cost $4 – Sign up by Wednesday
8/3 Philly Cheese Steak
8/10 Turkey & Gravy
8/31 Cuban Pulled Pork

Exercise Classes
No pre-registration required. Classes are $4 for members or $5 for non-members.
Monday & Wednesday Chair Yoga 8:15am (at Village Hall)
Monday Chinese Yoga 10:30am and Wednesday Tai Chi 9:30am (on Pool outdoor deck, during inclement weather at Village Hall)

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

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

Water in Motion: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 7am
Lap Swim: Monday-Thursday 8am
Deep Water Aerobics: Monday 5pm

Hours of Operation for August 1 through September 2
Open 7 days a week 12:30-7:30pm
Wednesday, August 29 7:30-11pm Sneak Peek After Hours Event
Located on School Street, Door 19, right next to the Pool

What’s inside the Youth Center? — A short order kitchen featuring healthy sandwiches, quick snacks and beverages — 3 Big Screen TV’s — 2 Lounge Areas —  Classic and Video Games — Skee Ball — Basketball — Free Ping Pong and Billiards — Jukebox with endless music selections
A kid friendly environment that everyone can enjoy.

Tell me more . . .Our food service is area is open to the public! Come on in for a classic snack, refreshing ice cream, a fresh sandwich or cold beverage. We have nickel candy too! Stop by today to sign your membership card and help make this place your own.

This Month’s Menu Highlight:
“Today’s Feature” $1.50, Waffle Bowl Sundae $2.00, Rainbow Pop $1.25 and Chocolate Chip Cookie $1.00

NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS:  As we approach the final stretch of summer vacation WE WELCOME YOU to enjoy some time at the Village of Kohler Youth Center and Swimming Pool.  We hope you’ve been staying cool with some of our latest creations to help beat the heat throughout July and August.  Last month we featured double chocolate milk shakes and root beer floats.  Stop in any time and check out “today’s feature”.  We recently put in place a new suggestion box; feel free to jot down a thought or two and help make this place your own.  Remember, we WILL BE OPEN 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. seven days a week ALL SUMMER LONG.  Come on over today!

Please join us at the Sneak Peek After Hours Event. This evening event is designed to get kids reacquainted and reconnected as we head back into the 2018/2019 school year. Everyone is invited to enjoy glow-in-the-dark swimming, music, food and good times with friends and family. The Sneak Peek After Hours Event will be held on Wednesday, August 29 and our venue will extend its hours and be open from 7:30-11pm. This event is open to everyone, but please note: 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS: Halloween 2018, stay tuned for more details.

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

  • 2017 Audited Financial Statements
  • Proclamation in Recognition of Sophie E. Kubiak on the Occasion of Her 99th Birthday.
  • Operator’s licenses as presented, with one application denied.
  • Hire Recreation Department employees.
  • May 2018 Revenue & Expense reports and bank reconciliation.
  • Approve bidding for reconstruction of Sir Howard Circle in 2018.
  • Issue request for proposal for solid waste, recycling and yard waste contract.
  • Relocate bus stop from grassy area across from Waters Spa to the corner of School Street and Highland Drive.
  • Building permit for Ebben Field storage shed.
  • Building permit for Woodlake Pharmacy signage.
  • Agreement with Kohler Co. for temporary signage approval policy.
  • Authorize Village President to sign extension of the Pre-Development Agreement for Aurora Health Care, Inc.
  • Resolution 2018-3, Compliance Maintenance Annual Report
  • Ordinance 2018-4, Construction Site Erosion and Sediment Control
  • Ordinance 2018-5, Update Post-Construction Storm Water Management
  • Performance Standards.
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