Village View for Oct. 5, 2019

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October 31st from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Village Meetings Scheduled for October
10/7       Tourism Promotion & Development                             7:30 am
10/7       Recreation Committee                                      6:00 pm
10/9       Library Board at Kohler Public Library      12:30 pm
10/10     Planning Commission                                                      4:30 pm
10/15     Property Committee                                                         5:30 pm
10/15     Finance Committee                                                          6:00 pm
10/21     Village Board                                                                    6:00 pm
All meetings are held at Kohler Village Hall, 319 Highland Drive, unless otherwise indicated.

Water/Sewer Utility
Did you know the Kohler Water/Sewer Utility has direct payment available? How does this work? Once you are signed up for direct payment, your utility payment will be automatically withdrawn from your bank account on the due date of the billing for the amount due. Each quarter you will receive a statement showing the amount of the billing and the date it will be withdrawn from your account. No checks to write, no postage, no late fees. If you are interested, a Direct Payment Agreement Form needs to be completed and returned to the Clerk-Treasurers Office with a voided check. Forms are available online at or at Village Hall.

Trick or Treat
The Kohler Police Department wants trick-or-treating to be fun and safe for everyone. Once again Community Resource Officer Hocevar “Officer Matt” will be holding a Safe Trick-or-Treat Awareness Program in the school for the younger students. He will also be passing out trick-or-treat bags from the Police Department.

Trick-or Treat will be on October 31st from 5-7pm. Please look for the Patrol Officers, they will be handing out glow necklaces to any child that wants one. The glow necklaces will make the children more visible as they enjoy the night out. Have fun trick-or treating, be safe and enjoy our community.

Kohler Memorial Theater Parking
As we continue construction of the theater you will notice that the construction crews are parked in odd spots such as the north side of School St. west of the midblock crosswalk or at the bottom of Ravine Park. With school back in session this parking compromise was necessary so construction workers could access tools and parts as they continue to work on the theater. Please do not park in those areas and allow the construction crews access to the theater.

Leaf Collection
Leaf collection will start on or about September 30th and continue until December 6th. Leaves should be raked into the street along the curb in three-foot (3’) wide rows. No grass clippings, sticks, or other garden debris is allowed. The Public Works Department follows a schedule for leaf collection. Each week, the collection starts on the south end of the Village where the trees are more mature and produce more leaves. The route continues to the west and north sections of the Village. During the last part of October and early part of November we may only be able to get through the Village once a week due to the heavy leaf fall.

Yard Waste
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.

On November 5th and 12th Special Yard Waste collections will be held. After the green Yard Waste Cart is full, yard waste may be put into additional containers for collection. Place these containers on the curb adjacent to the standard containers. No container shall weigh more than 50 pounds.

Landscape Mulch
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 plus 5.5% tax.  Deliveries will be on Fridays only.

Garbage Receptacles
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).

Building Permits
A reminder that building permits are required for new structures, additions, remodeling, accessory structures, pools, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, siding, roofing, fences, signs, and modifications over $1,000 in market value. 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 –

Please be mindful that when building or digging near your property line, it is the project owner’s responsibility to accurately locate and define the property line prior to construction.

Kohler Memorial Theater
The theater is being renovated with completion scheduled in late 2019. Please be aware of construction vehicles and material staging adjacent to the theater.

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. 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 year 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.

Aqua Fitness at Kohler Pool
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 8-9am; $1 per session for village residents or $3 per session for non-residents. Punch cards available: 12 classes for $10 village residents or $34 non-residents.

Deep Water Aerobics
Monday/Thursday 5:30-6:30pm (No Class October 17); $2 per session for village residents or $4 per session for non-residents.

Lap Swim
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 8-9am; Village residents free or $1 guests.
No pre-registration needed for aqua fitness. Join us at the Kohler Pool!

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

Activities at Village Hall, unless noted otherwise
Mondays & Wednesdays Chair Yoga 8:15am
Mondays Balance & Meditation 9:30am
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
Fridays-card playing 1pm (after lunch)
Saturdays-Coffee Shop Conversation 9am-Woodlake Market

Friday lunch at Village Hall
10/04 Spaghetti and meat balls
10/18 Beef tips and mashed potatoes or noodles
Cost is $5 per person, unless noted otherwise.

10/11 Game Night
10/16 Handle Bar Saloon
10/17 Kayaking
10/17 Pour Painting
10/25 Halloween Party

THE KOHLER YOUTH CENTER From Manager, Rhonda Holland
Hours of Operation
Beginning October 1st we will be open Monday-Friday 3-5pm. During Construction of the Theater, please find us in our temporary location located inside Kohler Public Schools at the Event Lobby Concession Stand and Youth Area. You can enter at the front of school through Door 1. Thank you Kohler Schools for a great location during our construction phase.  We are open to the public, so stop on by and say hi!

Need a quick snack after school or before practice?  
We offer a variety of after school snacks and beverages, after school unwind time, and a place to meet your friends.

The Kohler Youth Center can also be found on Facebook and Snapchat.
LIKE:  “Kohler Youth Center” on Facebook
ADD:  @kohleruthcenter on Snapchat
These two pages will keep you informed of upcoming events, happenings, and what’s new!

No events scheduled during theater construction.

This Month’s Menu Highlight: all nickel candy 5 cents

The Village Board approved the following items during their August 19 meeting:
Appointed Randy Kraemer to the Board of Zoning Appeals.
Operator’s Licenses as presented.
Temporary Class B beer license to KPAL for 9/14/19.
Liquor and beer license for Chili’s Grill & Bar.
Animal variance request from Laura Kohler.
July 2019 Revenue & Expense Reports, bank reconciliation and journal entries.
Offer Pete Scheuerman two options for payment of building inspections for the Aurora Hospital.
Purchase coil for the HVAC system at the Youth Center, amount not to exceed $4,000.
Televise sewers in preparation for 2020 street project work, estimated cost $12,000.
Building permit for Toman’s Men’s Fashions signage, 765K Woodlake Road.
Chief Splivalo to recruit a Police Officer.

Village Board
Thomas Schnettler, President
John Ewert
Jason Kwacz
Brian Post
Michael Wandschneider
John Winter
Mike Zimmermann

Laurie Lindow

Police Chief
Shawn Splivalo

Director of Public Works
Brett Edgerle

Fire Chief
Mike Lindstrom

Recreation Director
Sonja Heins

Erin Coppersmith


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