Village View for October, 2018

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

Village Meetings Scheduled for October:
10/3       Library Board     at Kohler Public Library           12:30pm
10/8       Property Committee                                                         4:30 pm
10/8       Finance Committee                                                          5:30 pm
10/11     Planning Commission                                                      4:30 pm
10/15     Village Board                                                                    5:30 pm

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

Absentee Voting for November Election

The General Election will be Tuesday, November 6. Will you need an Absentee Ballot? Absentee ballot applications are available online or in the Village Offices. Absentee voters are required to provide a photo ID with the absentee ballot request.

Voter Registration

Are you registered to vote in the Village of Kohler? Voter registration is available online at or in the Clerk/Treasurer’s Office until Friday, November 2. You can also register on Election Day. New registrants must provide a document establishing their proof of residence as part of the voter registration application. Valid forms of proof of residence must include the voter’s name and current address. Examples: current and valid Wisconsin driver license or identification card; official identification card or license issued by a WI governmental body; real estate tax bill or receipt for current year or year preceding the date of the election; college ID card (must include photo) along with a fee receipt dated within the last 9 months; gas, electric or telephone service statement for period commencing no earlier than 90 days before the Election; bank statement; paycheck; check or other document issued by a unit of government.


Trick-or-Treat: The Kohler Police Department wants trick-or-treating to be fun and safe for everyone. To help that cause, Community Resource Officer Hocevar will be holding a Safe Trick-or-Treat Awareness Program in the school for the younger students. He will be passing out trick-or-treat bags from the Police Department. During Trick-or-Treating, which will be on Oct. 31st from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., officers will hand out glow necklaces to any child that wants one.  The glow necklaces will make the children more visible as they are enjoying the night out.   Choosing a costume where the kids are able to maintain good vision is also a very good idea.

Randy Romanoski, owner of Sheboygan Auto Group, has kindly donated the use of a Chevrolet Impala to the Kohler Police Department. This vehicle will be used by the new Community Resource Officer Matt Hocevar at the Kohler Schools. Pictured with the vehicle are Kohler School Superintendent Quynh Trueblood, Randy Romanoski, and Kohler Police Chief William Rutten.



Leaf collection will start on or about October 1st and continue until December 7th. 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.


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 6th and 13th 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.


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 tax. Deliveries will be on Fridays only.


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).


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.


The Reconstruction of Highway PP is well underway. Be mindful of detour signs and drive defensively. Construction will be complete in November.


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

Activities in October
10/2 Card Making Workshop
10/11 Book Club
10/18 Oneida Casino
10/18 Painting Club
10/18 Spinners Group
10/19 Gosse’s at the Northwestern House
10/23 Craft Class-Thanksgiving centerpiece
10/26 Halloween Cemetery Scavenger/History Hunt, food, drinks & prizes

 Thursday lunch at Village Hall
11:30 am, cost $5 – Sign up by Tuesday
10/4 tacos, chili, dessert
10/11 cabbage rolls, mashed potatoes, salad, rolls, dessert
10/18 kraut, potatoes, pork ribs, rolls, bread pudding
10/25 NO LUNCH

 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 & More 9:30am-Village Hall
Friday Balance & Flexibility 10:30am-Village Hall

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

 Walkers Club Wednesdays at Lost Woods Park 8:30am.

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


The pool will be open Saturdays and Sundays, in October from 1:30-4pm

Aquatics in the Village:

Hours for Open Swim: Saturdays and Sundays  1:30-4pm

Fee: Residents are Free, Non-Resident $2 if you are with a resident, $5 if not with a resident

Water in Motion

Water in Motion Water Aerobics class will be Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7-8am
Evening Deep Water Aerobics, 6-7pm, Monday
Morning Deep Water Aerobics, 8-9am, Wednesday
There is no pre-registration for this class. Fee is $1 for residents, $3 for non-residents
There are punch cards available: 12 classes for $10 for residents, or $34 for non-residents.

Lap Swim
Lap swim is available Monday – Thursday from 8-9am.


Hours of Operation for October, 2018
Monday-Friday 3-5:30pm
Saturday/Sunday 12:30-5pm
Friday, October 12 Open 12-5:30pm (no school)
Saturday, October 27 Open 12:30-11pm (after hours event)
Wednesday, October 31 Open 3-9pm (trick or treat)

Rest, Refresh and Refuel on Halloween. Clean restrooms available.

Located on School Street, Door 19, right next to the Pool

Looking for a place to meet your friends and unwind after school?   WE INVITE YOU to COME ON IN and enjoy an easy-going, fun and comfortable environment.


Need a quick snack after school or before practice? Need a place to unwind? A place to hang out and get some homework done? How about a quick and easy dinner? At the Kohler Youth Center, we offer after school snacks, after school unwind time and a place to meet your friends.



What: Halloween Party & Costume Contest After Hours Event

When: Saturday, October 27, 2018  5:30-11pm

Who: All Elementary School Children and their Parents, All Middle and High School Youth and their Friends, Everyone and Anyone young and old who wants to get Involved

Don’t Forget:

Elementary Costume Contest:  6:15 pm
Youth Entering Grades 6-12 & Adults’ Contest:  8:15 pm

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. Come enjoy some time with your friends and wear a Costume!

Don’t have time for dinner?  No problem.

Halloween Special: HAMBURGER, FRIES & MILKSHAKE  $5

Save the date:  Holiday Party and After Hours Event

Saturday, December 15, 7:30-11pm
White Elephant Gift Exchange 9pm. Stay tuned for more information!


Wednesday, August 29 brought fun and excitement to the Youth Center and Pool as we celebrated going back to school with our Sneak Peek After-Hours Event. The event was well attended and kids had fun swimming, playing dodgeball, socializing, eating, listening to music and simply hanging out and enjoying the last days of summer. With school back in session as of the 4th of September students of all ages are continuing to find their way to the Youth Center.  This is a place for kids to reconnect, relax and even hope for a little luck as they enter our daily drawing for a chance to win a special treat. Thanks to our youth worker staff who has been providing a fun and enjoyable environment, creating snacks and keeping the place in tip top shape.

Remember, the Youth Center begins with YOU!  Check out the latest photos @ See you soon.

This Month’s Menu Highlight:

Grilled Cheese $1; Ball Park Hot Dog $1; Halloween Oreo Shake $1.50; The Jim $3.50; Caramel Frappuccino $2.

The Kohler Youth Center, Est. 1956.  WE INVITE YOU to COME ON IN and enjoy an easy-going, fun and comfortable environment.


The Village Board approved the following items during their August 20 and 27 meetings:

  • Contract from Advanced Disposal Services Solid Waste Midwest LLC.
  • Proposal from R.A. Smith for grant writing services on a time & materials basis, amount not to exceed $2,000.
  • Purchase monitoring devices from Synergy Sales LLC, amount not to exceed $3,500
  • Proposal from Kapur & Associates for paving bid package creation, cost not to exceed $3,800.
  • Operator’s licenses as presented.
  • Temporary Class B beer license to KPAL for 9/8/18.
  • Labor Agreement and Memorandum of Understanding between the Village of Kohler and Kohler Police Association Local 316.
  • July 2018 revenue & expense reports and bank reconciliation.
  • Special Use Permit to TJX Companies, Inc. and Inland Real Estate Corp. for a Home Goods store.
  • Building permit to Kohler Co. for Prevea Eye Clinic.
  • Adopt development agreement for The Clearings as negotiated with Kohler Co.
  • Proposal for professional design services for the northern interceptor sanitary sewer from Kapur & Associates, cost $60,680.
  • Ordinance No. 2018-10, Amending Chapter 11.14, Regarding Stop Signs

Ordinance No. 2018-11, Amending Chapter 11.20, Regarding Parking

  • Resolution No. 2018-4, Cost-Share Grant from Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission for Funding Tree Planting

Resolution No. 2018-5, Urban Forestry Grant and Urban Forestry Catastrophic Storm Grant Programs

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