Village View for June, 2019
FROM CLERK/TREASURER LAURIE LINDOW
Village Meetings Scheduled for June
6/5 Library Board at
Kohler Public Library 12:30pm
6/10 Property Committee 5:30 pm
6/10 Finance Committee 6:00 pm
6/13 Plan Commission 4:30 pm
6/17 Village Board 6:00 pm
All meetings are held at Kohler Village Hall, 319 Highland Drive, unless otherwise indicated.
BOARD OF REVIEWThe Village of Kohler Board of Review will meet Monday, June 3, 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.
FROM INTERIM POLICE CHIEF DAVE DARIN
BIKE SAFETY DAY IS
On Saturday, June 1, 2019 the Kohler Police Department will hold its annual Bike Safety Day in the parking lot adjacent to the Village Hall buildings. Community Resource Officer Matt Hocevar and Administrative Assistant Jodie Kuklinski will prepare for this year’s event.
Harley from Wolf’s Cycle will be present from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm to do safety inspections on each bicycle and present each owner with a checklist of items that their parents should look at and correct.
From 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, Aurora Health Care will be on site to professionally fit all attendees with a helmet.
In addition to the bike licenses being sold, each attendee will receive a new bicycle helmet, bike accessory, beverage, and bag of chips. The chips are being donated by Frito Lay out of Oostburg and the soda is being donated by Lakeside Pepsi out of Sheboygan Falls.
We look forward to seeing everyone again this year!
New Dog Ordinance
The signs have been modified and the officers have been making contact with people and educating them on the new ordinance which prohibits all dogs from the cemetery property. Thank You to everyone for modifying their walks and complying with the new ordinance.
Last day of school is June 12
Thank you to Lori Wychesit and Lana Lensink, our outstanding school crossing guards, for providing a safe environment for our children walking to/from school this past school year!
FROM PUBLIC WORKS
DIRECTOR BRETT EDGERLE
Kohler Memorial Theatre
The theater is being renovated with completion scheduled in late 2019. Please be aware of construction vehicles and material staging adjacent to the theater.
Household Hazardous Material Waste Collection Program
The Sheboygan County Planning and Conservation Office is again sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program on June 14th and 15th. Items such as flammable liquids, oil-based paints, solvents, batteries, pesticides, electronics, etc. will be accepted. Call 459-3060 for collection site locations, times and other program details. 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.
Building Permits are required for all residential projects involving construction, heating, plumbing and electrical work that has a value greater than $1,000. 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.
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 the Police Department.
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.
Potable Water Cross Connection Control (Backflow) Program
The Village of Kohler is required to execute a cross connection control (backflow preventer) program to eliminate potable water cross connections. Residential backflow preventers may 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 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 two 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.
FROM FIRE CHIEF
Your volunteer fire department responded to 33 calls for the months of March and April: 3 EMS; 14 Fire alarms off at homes or businesses; 3 natural gas leaks; 2 CO calls; 8 Structure fires; 1 flooding problem; 2 calls for power lines down. I’d like to thank everyone who supported our annual brat fry which was held on Sunday, May 5th. The money raised at this event helps us purchase special equipment.
FROM RECREATION DIRECTOR SONJA HEINS
KLUB 55 www.kohlervillage.org/klub55/
To register for activities or lunch stop at Village Hall, call 920-459-3873 or email
6/13 Golf 9 Hole
Scramble-Riverdale Golf Course
6/15 Gongtopia-Ravine Park
6/20 Fat Cow Bar & Grill
6/25 Indian Museum & Marsh Tour
6/26 Kayaking-Kettle Moraine Lake
6/29 Picnic-Lost Woods Park
Activities at Village Hall, unless noted otherwise
Mondays-Recreational Ping Pong 1pm
Tuesdays-Hiking 10am-locations to be announced
Tuesdays-Ping Pong, Advanced Players 1pm
Wednesdays-Pickleball 6pm-Tennis Courts
Thursdays-Cycling 10am-locations to be announced
Thursdays-Painting with Jay 1:30pm
Members are free, non-members are $1.
Friday lunch at Village Hall
Cost is $5 per person, unless noted otherwise.
6/7 Beef Stew, Salad, Bread, Dessert
6/14 Gyros, Greek Salad, Homemade Chips, Baklava
6/21 Beefy Hot Dish, Fresh Bread, Salad, Dessert
6/28 No Lunch
No pre-registration required. Classes are $5 for members or $6 for non-members.
Monday & Wednesday Chair Yoga 8:15am-Village Hall
Monday Balance & Meditation 9:30am-Village Hall
There will be some changes to our normal operation due to the theater renovation. During the month of June, the Youth Center will be offering snacks and beverages out of the Kohler Bomber Trailer in the grass area near the pool. The Pool will be in full operation with an altered entrance at door 21. The bathrooms near the Youth Center will be unavailable during the month of June as they are renovated but there will be Port-A-Potties available outside the pool gate for your convenience.
You may have noticed that the door to the Youth Center and Pool is no longer available and blocked by a fence. Access to the Pool and Village Gym for June will be through Door 21. Any Changes will be posted on the Kohler Recreation Website and Facebook page as well as the Kohler Villager.
Registration is Open!!
The Recreation Department is using a new registration system. We will be using this same registration program for our Youth Recreation Activities. This includes: Swim lessons, Swim club, Dive Club, and summer camps. Once you have set up a family account, your information will be there to use the next time you log in.
To register for T-ball please go to the Summer Camps 2019. All Water Activities, including: Dive and Swim Club, as well as Swim lessons are included in Swim Season 2019. Tennis registration is also on the new registration system. You are able to sign up for all 3 Tennis sessions now.
To register for camps brought to Kohler by outside organizations, please go directly to those sites:
Compass Creative Dramatics: www.ccdramatics.com/wisconsin-summer-theatre-camps.html
June 24 – 28 – The Jumping Jacks and the Beanstalk (1st – 12th grade)
July 22 – 26 – Peas and Harmony: The Princess and the Pea (must be returning camper)
July 29 – Aug 2 – The Jungle Book (1st – 12th grade)
Challenger Sports: www.challengersports.com/summer-camps/
June 17 – 21 – International Soccer Camp & TetraBrazil
The pool will be open for all summer activities beginning June 13.
Open swim: Every Day 1:30-7:00PM, Starting Thursday, June 13
Access the pool through Door 21, Double Doors in the Alley by loading dock
Water Aerobics (Access the pool through Door 20 – The small door in the back alley
Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 7:00-8:00 am.
Monday 5-6 pm. Deep water
Lap Swim: Monday through Thursday, 8:00-9:00AM
Offerings at the pool this summer:
Swim lesson – group and private – June 17-Aug 1 (3 sessions)
Youth Swim Club – June 17-August 2
Youth Spring Board Dive Club – June 18-August 1
KPAL swim Meet – August 1
Keep your eyes on the Village Recreation Website and Facebook Page for updates! We are hoping to be back in the Youth Center in July.
June 13 – June 30
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
12:30-7:30 pm seven days a week
In June During construction we will be offering concessions out of the Kohler Bomber Trailer.
- Operator’s licenses as presented.
- Temporary Class B beer licenses to Kohler Fire Department for 5/5/19.
- Ordinance 2019-4, Regarding no dogs in the cemetery.
- Hire Summer Aquatics Director and Baseball Coordinator.
- December 2018 and February 2019 Revenue & Expense reports, bank reconciliation and journal entries.
- Resolution 2019-4, Amending 2018 General Fund and Capital Outlay Budget
- Annual MS4 Storm Water permit report.
- Culvert replacement on Woodland Road by Sheboygan County, estimated cost $22,667.17.