Village View for June, 2018

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FROM CLERK/TREASURER
LAURIE LINDOW www.kohlervillage.org

Village Meetings Scheduled for June

6/6     Library Board at Kohler Library                12:30 pm

6/11   Property Committee      4:30 pm

6/11   Finance Committee       5:30 pm

6/14   Planning Commission    4:30 pm

6/18   Village Board                 5:30 pm

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

BOARD OF REVIEW

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.

2018 Village Directory

The 2018 Village of Kohler Directories have been delivered to all the homes in the Village. We have additional books available at Village Hall if you did not receive one or would like another copy. If you weren’t included in the directory or your information changes, there is a form on page 8 to complete and return to Village Hall or you can complete the information electronically on the Village’s website at
www.kohlervillage.org. Thank you to Tom Ferguson who submitted the cover photo. Tom took this picture at the corner of Upper Road and Oakly in the fall of 2017.

FROM POLICE CHIEF BILL RUTTEN www.kohlerpolice.com

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 BRETT EDGERLE

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

Mulch is available for $10 per yard plus tax, delivered.  Call 459-3873 to place an order.  Deliveries are Fridays only.

YARD WASTE

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 bedgerle@kohlervillage.org. 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 early to 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.

KLUB 55  www.klub55.kohlervillage.org/

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

Activities in June

6/5 Card Making

6/5 Presentation on Nepal

6/14 Book Club

6/21 Frankie’s Bar & Grill

6/21 Spinners Group

6/22 Sheboygan County Memorial Airport

6/26 Rock Painting

6/26 Kayaking at the Sports Core

6/28 Painting Club

6/30 Foot Care Clinic

Friday lunch at Village Hall 11:30 am, cost $4 – Sign up by Wednesday

6/1 Cabin Dinner

6/8 Chipotle Beef Tostadas

6/15 Penne with Shrimp & Herbed Cream Sauce

6/22 NO LUNCH

6/29 Hot Dog Bar

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

SWIMMING

Water in Motion

Monday/Wednesday/Friday 7am

Lap Swim

Monday-Thursday 8am

Deep Water Aerobics

Monday 5pm & Wednesday 9am

THE KOHLER YOUTH CENTER FROM MANAGER RHONDA HOLLAND

Hours of Operation for June 1-June 7

Monday-Friday 3-5:30pm

Saturday & Sunday 1:30-4:30pm

Hours of Operation June 8-September 2

Open 7 days a week 12:30-7:30pm

Saturday, June 30, 7:30-11pm Summer After Hours Event

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 & Video Games; Skee Ball; Basketball; Free Ping Pong & Billiards; Jukebox with endless music selections. A kid friendly environment that everyone can enjoy.

Where is it located? Located on School Street “sandwiched” between the Pool and Memorial Theater; Door 19.

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:

Chocolate Chip Cookie $1; ChocoTaco ice cream $1.75; Kopy Kat (caramel macchiato iced coffee) $2; Mom’s Mobile Meal Chicken Tender $2; Peanut Butter Crispy $1.25; Bit-O-Honey $0.05; Hershey Changemaker $0.05.

NEWS and UPCOMING EVENTS:

Summer vacation is almost here and WE WELCOME YOU to enjoy some time at the Village of Kohler Youth Center and Swimming Pool. If you are looking for something to do this summer, come on over. Upcoming Event: Plan on attending the Youth Center’s 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. The Summer After Hours Event will be held on Saturday, June 30 and our venue will extend its hours and be open from 7:30-11pm. Everyone is invited to enjoy glow-in-the-dark swimming, music, food and good times with friends and family. 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.

VILLAGE BOARD

The Village Board approved the following items during their April 16 and 30 meetings:

Operator’s licenses as presented.

Temporary Class B beer license for Kohler Fire Department for July 4, 2018.

Hire baseball coordinator.

Hire Community Resource Officer.

March 2018 Revenue & Expense reports, bank reconciliation and journal entry.

Recreation Department employee wage schedule as amended.

Promote Youth Center employees as presented.

Modification of original building permit issued November 2017 for The American Club.

Certified survey map for PBJC Kohler LLC.

Appointments as presented.

Tourism Promotion & Development Committee funds:

Dueling Pianos Show, May 19, 2018 – $2,000

Village Fireworks and Fourth of July Celebration – $18,650

2018 Kohler School friends Arts & Craft Fair – $5,500

Introducing FIT – $40,000

Destination Kohler Triathlon – $5,000

Yoga Talent Event – $5,000

2018 Room Nights via Golf Rounds Acquisition Advertising May – October 2018- $75,000

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