Village View for July, 2018
FROM CLERK/TREASURER LAURIE LINDOW www.kohlervillage.org
7/9 Property Committee – 4:30 pm7/9 Finance Committee – 5:30 pm7/12 Planning Commission – 4:30 pm7/16 Village Board – 5:30 pm
All meetings are held at Kohler Village Hall, 319 Highland Drive, unless otherwise indicated.
2nd Installment Real Estate Tax Payments: If you didn’t pay your real estate taxes in full, the second installment of your tax bill is due July 31, 2018. Payments can be made in person at the Sheboygan County Treasurer’s Office, 508 New York Avenue, Sheboygan. If paying by mail, the payment must be post marked on or before July 31, 2018, checks or money orders only, payable to the Sheboygan County Treasurer, 508 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081. Second installment payments cannot be accepted at the Village of Kohler Clerk-Treasurer’s Office. If you have any questions regarding payment of property taxes, please call the Sheboygan County Treasurer’s Office at 920-459-3015.
FROM POLICE CHIEF BILL RUTTEN www.kohlerpolice.com
Bike Safety Day: On June 2, 2018 the Kohler Police Department held a bike safety day in the parking lot adjacent to the Village Hall. Chief Rutten and Administrative Assistant Jodie Kuklinski did the preparing for the event this year. Harley from Wolf’s Cycle was present and did a safety inspection on each bicycle. Each attendee received a new bicycle helmet and a bike accessory along with a beverage and a bag of chips. The bicycle helmets were provided at a discount and fitted by Aurora Memorial Medical Center. The chips were donated by Frito Lay of Oostburg and the soda was donated by Lakeside Pepsi out of Sheboygan Falls. Several Criminal Justice students from Lakeshore Technical College assisted this year. We all look forward to doing it again next year. Pictures of the event are posted on the Kohler Police Department website at www.kohlerpolice.com.
Identity Theft Tips: According to the US Dept of Justice, 17 million Americans were the victims of Identity Theft in 2014 (most recent). Here are some tips to help protect you. If you use devices, and online accounts, especially your main email account, have secure unique passwords. Limit your use of unsecured public Wi-Fi. Limit your personal information on social media and check your settings occasionally, especially after an app update, etc. If you get a request for information that doesn’t feel right, don’t respond. Your bank already has everything they need from you; you don’t need to give them again. Be leery of pop-ups and unsolicited emails or phone calls. Shred any documents that have personal information and read your credit card statements closely each month. If you think that you have been a victim, contact the Kohler Police Department at 459-3877.
FROM PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR BRETT EDGERLE
Mulch: Mulch is available for $10 per yard plus tax, delivered. Call 459-3873 to place an order. Deliveries are Fridays only.
Yardwaste: As a reminder, brush (tree branches) must be neatly piled in four-foot lengths on the curb. 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. Leaves must also be placed in the green lid cart as well. Do not rake leaves and debris into the street; curbside leaf collection is in the fall only.
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.
Building Permits: 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 email@example.com. Permit application forms are also available on our website – www.kohlervillage.org.
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.
Highway PP Road Reconstruction: The Reconstruction of Highway PP is underway. The section of roadway currently under construction will be complete in mid-July 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 August, weather depending.
Cross Connection Control (Backflow) Program: The Village of Kohler is required to move forward with a cross connection control (backflow preventer) program. WDNR Regulations require every water supplier to develop and implement a comprehensive cross connection control program for the elimination of existing cross connections, and prevention/protection from all future cross connections.
Residential backflow preventers may exist or be required on lawn irrigation systems, wet fire protection systems, hot water heating (boiler) systems, swimming pool fills, water features, etc. Backflow preventers may also be required if there is another water source on the site such as a well, pond, river, etc. Backflow preventers are the property of the water customer and the responsibility lies with the customer for annual testing and maintenance. The water customer must contract with a licensed tester to perform the required annual tests. Most local plumbers are certified to test backflow preventers.
The contractor hired to oversee Kohler’s backflow program is the firm of Aqua Backflow, a nationally-recognized firm located in Elgin, IL specializing in cross connection control management. Aqua Backflow can be reached at 847-742-2296 with any questions. Your Village of Kohler contact, Brett Edgerle, can be reached at 920-459-3881. All water customers will be contacted by Aqua Backflow at some point over the next few years to perform a site survey. Inspectors will be surveying your property to be sure that your water systems are protected from existing or potential cross connections.
The Kohler Cross Connection Control Program is designed to safeguard public health. We ask for your cooperation with our program, its enforcement, and any requests for access or information that come from Aqua Backflow or Village staff.
Noxious Weeds/Grass Length: 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, goatsbeard 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 mow at the expense of the homeowner.
Storm Water Pollution Prevention: 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.
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To register for activities or lunch stop at Village Hall, call 920-459-3873 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Activities in July
7/12 Book Club
7/17 Kayak Lake Ellen & Lunch
7/19 Gambling Bus
7/19 Painting Club
7/20 Karaoke Picnic
7/25 Legend Larry’s
7/30 Kelly’s Nail Care
Friday lunch at Village Hall 11:30 am, cost $4 – Sign up by Wednesday
7/13 Sub sandwiches
7/20 No Lunch
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
Deep Water Aerobics
THE KOHLER YOUTH CENTER FROM MANAGER RHONDA HOLLAND
Hours of Operation for July 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: Ball Park Hot Dog Meal (2 beef hot dogs on ball park buns) and Mom’s Mobile MealChicken Tender Meal (whole grain wrap, crispy chicken tender, cheese, shredded carrot, pickle & ranch). ALL Meals Include: chips, cookie and Juicy Juice Box. $5 per meal
NEWS and UPCOMING EVENTS: Summer vacation is in full blossom and WE WELCOME YOU to enjoy some time at the Village of Kohler Youth Center and Swimming Pool. We are celebrating summer with you and WILL BE OPEN 12:30 pm to 7:30 pm seven days a week ALL SUMMER LONG. Come On Over Today!
Upcoming Event: 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.
The Village Board approved the following items during their May 21 meeting:
- Appointed Associated Financial as agent for employee benefit programs.
- Operator’s Licenses as presented.
- Cigarette Licenses for Blackwolf Run, Inn on Woodlake, The American Club, Minit Mart, Olive ‘N Ash, Riverbend, and Woodlake Market.
- Liquor and Beer Licenses for Minit Mart, Kohler Co, Target, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chilis, and Olive ‘N Ash.
- Fire Department employee wage information for 2018 as presented.
- Proposal from O&W Communications for new phone system, cost $9,117.
- Authorize Laurie Lindow to sign U.S. Bank credit card agreement.
- April 2018 Revenue & Expense reports, bank reconciliation and journal entry.
- Contracts with Total Energy Systems, LLC for $1,270, Rohde Brothers Inc. for $3,563 and Altmeyer Electric Inc. for $19,630 for water tower generator start-up.
- Purchase new door for Village gym from Falls Glass Service Inc. for $2,481.50 and file insurance claim.
- Purchase pedestal drinking fountain for Upper Lost Woods Park for $3,600.
- Ratify the advertising for Public Works summer employees.
- Request from Kohler School District for building permit for a fence.