Village View for January, 2019

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FROM CLERK/TREASURER LAURIE LINDOW www.kohlervillage.org

Village Meetings Scheduled for January

1/9         Library Board     at Kohler Public Library  12:30pm
1/10       Planning Commission                                     4:30 pm
1/14       Property Committee                                         5:30 pm
1/14       Finance Committee                                           5:30 pm
1/21       Village Board                                                       5:30 pm

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

Kohler Village Phone Directory 2019
The Village of Kohler is publishing a village phone directory featuring names, addresses and phone numbers for residents. If you were listed in the 2018 directory you do not need to complete a new form, unless your information has changed. The directory will only be available in print format and will not be published online. Your information will not be sold or shared with any other party. Only residents that complete a registration form and return it to Village Hall will be printed in the new directory. Paper forms are available and can be returned at the Clerk-Treasurers Office.  You can also sign up online with a link at www.kohlervillage.org.

Any businesses wishing to advertise in the directory should contact the Clerk-Treasurers Office at 920-459-3873 or LLindow@kohlervillage.org for more information.

Spring Primary
The Spring Primary will be held Tuesday, February 19, 2019. 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

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.

The Spring Election will be Tuesday, April 2, 2019. 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.

Property Tax Bills
Tax bills were mailed on December 14. Tax payments can be paid in person…taxes will be collected at the Kohler Village Hall, 319 Highland Drive. Drop off…24-hour access drop box is provided outside the south entrance to Village Hall (Post Office entrance). By mail…checks or money orders only, payable to the Village of Kohler, send to Village of Kohler, 319 Highland Drive, Kohler, WI 53044.

If you wish to make payment by credit or debit card visit www.GovPayNow.com or call 1-888-604-7888. At the prompt, enter payment location code a0026y. After authorization of your payment, you will be given a confirmation number that you should keep for your records. There is a 2.65% fee charge for this service. Credit and debit cards will also be accepted at the Village Office.

Real estate taxes may be paid in full or in two installments. Payments in full are due January 31, 2019. Installments are due: first half due January 31, 2019; second half due July 31, 2019.

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

FROM INTERIM POLICE CHIEF DAVE DARIN www.kohlerpolice.com

January 14-18, 2019 is designated as Crossing Guard Recognition Week statewide in Wisconsin. The Kohler Police Department staff includes two outstanding Crossing Guards

 Lori Wychesit and Lana Lensink. The KPD recognizes Lori and Lana for their selfless dedication and caring attitude. These two ladies make it their mission to protect our children.  Lori is responsible for the intersection of School Street and Church Street. Lana is responsible for the intersection of Hwy PP and Highland Drive.

Everyone is encouraged to always appreciate Lori and Lana, but during this week especially, please consider giving them a special “THANK YOU”.

Lana
Lori

 

 

 

 

 


Thank You
also to all of the residents that have expressed their appreciation to our Officers over the Holiday period. The Police Department is staffed 24/7, 365. That means that the Officers do not always get to spend Holiday time with their families at the exact time that others are doing so. Many residents know this and have provided food, treats, and other tokens of their sincere appreciation for what the Officers sacrifice. The Officers are very thankful for these gestures of Thanks.

FROM PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR BRETT EDGERLE

Snow Emergency
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 www.kohlervillage.org. 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. 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 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.

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.

Christmas Tree Pickup
Christmas trees will be picked up curbside on Tuesday January 8thand 15th. All ornaments and lights MUST be removed. No trees in bags. 

Garbage Pickup
Residents are reminded that garbage/recyclable pickup is on Tuesdays; pickup starts at 7:00 a.m. and may last until 5:00 p.m. 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.    

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 $1,000.00. 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.

KLUB 55
To register for activities or lunch stop at Village Hall, call 920-459-3873 or email cgamb@kohlervillage.org.

Activities in January
1/10 Book Club at Kohler Public Library 1pm
1/17 Spinners Group at Village Hall 6pm
1/17 Lunch at Ranieri’s Four of a Kind 11:30am
1/17 Painting Club at Village Hall 1:30pm

Friday lunch at Village Hall
1/4 – No Lunch
1/11 – Winter Brat Fry
1/18 – No Lunch
1/25 – Hot Beef Sandwiches

Lunch will be on Fridays starting in January. Cost is $5 per person.

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
Tuesday Core and More 9:30am-Village Hall

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

Walkers Club Wednesdays 8:30am meet in Village Gym (use pool entrance on School Street).

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

THE KOHLER YOUTH CENTER FROM MANAGER RHONDA HOLLAND
THANK YOU for a GREAT 2018! HAPPY NEW YEAR &WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN 2019

Hours of Operation for January 2 through 31, 2019
Monday through Friday 3-5:30pm; Saturday/Sunday 1-4pm.
Closed January 1 Happy New Year.
Open Friday, January 25, 1-4pm (no school).

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
Located on School Street, Door 19, right next to the Pool

The Kohler Youth Center starts with YOU!

Do YOU need a quick snack after school or before practice? Do YOU need a place to unwind? Do YOU need a place to hang out and get some homework done? Do YOU need a quick and easy dinner? Run by Youth Workers/High School Students we are here to help at the Kohler Youth Center and we offer after school snacks, after school unwind time and a place to meet your friends.

UPCOMING EVENT-WINTER AFTER HOURS EVENT

WHO:  EVERYONE!
WHAT:  Winter Get Together and After Hours Event
WHEN:  Saturday, February 16, 2019; 7:30-11pm
WHY:   A reason to enjoy the season with a get-together that includes relaxation time, music, open gym, dancing, socializing and fun.

LATEST NEWS:
December 15 brought the Holiday Party and After Hours Event at the Youth Center. The evening started out with energy being expended during open gym and a few friendly games of dodgeball. Basketball skills, dancing to music and ping pong was also enjoyed. Some unusual but creative white elephant gifts included the piano potty, soaps galore, Eiffel Tower picture, indoor snowballs, crazy socks and headband hoops. Lots of laughs were enjoyed by all who attended.  Oreo milkshakes was the food favorite of the evening. Thanks to all our Youth Workers for cooking up a storm and thanks to all who were able to attend to celebrate time with friends. Check out the photos on our website to see more. 

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!

This Month’s Menu Highlights:
Mom’s Mobile Meal chicken tender $2; Grilled Cheese $1; Nature Valley Granola Bar $1; Juicy Juice Fruit Punch $.50.

VILLAGE BOARD
The Village Board approved the following items during their November 19 meeting:

  • Appointed Ken Thompson to Cemetery Commission, Dave Darin as Interim Police Chief and Kristine Young to Recreation Committee.
  • Operator’s licenses as presented.
  • Ordinance 2018-13, Possession of Tobacco and Vapor Products by Minors.
  • Agreement for annual assessment services with Associated Appraisal Consultants, Inc. for 2019-2021.
  • Resolution 2018-4, Statement of Intent for Issuing Debt for 2018 Capital Outlay Purchases.
  • Request from Target for a building permit for new signage and façade improvements.
  • Request form Home Goods for a building permits for signage, interior remodel and façade remodel.
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