Village View for Sept. 2019

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FROM CLERK/TREASURER LAURIE LINDOW www.kohlervillage.org
Village Meetings Scheduled for September
9/05       Cemetery Commission                                  10:00 am
9/09       Property Committee                                       5:30 pm
9/09     Finance Committee                                          6:00 pm
9/11       Library Board at Kohler Public Library      12:30 pm
912        Planning Commission                                     4:30 pm
9/16     Village Board                                                        6:00 pm
All meetings are held at Kohler Village Hall, 319 Highland Drive, unless otherwise indicated.

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The Wisconsin Municipal Clerks Association (WMCA) President Kelly Michaels awarded Village of Kohler Deputy Clerk-Treasurer Cindi Gamb the 2019 President’s Award of Excellence at the 40th Conference of WMCA. This award is “for embracing the WMCA President’s initiatives and showing us the Wow Factor in your leadership style over the past year.”



FROM POLICE CHIEF SHAWN SPLIVALO www.kohlerpolice.com
School is back in session
Now that school is back in session, please remember to drive carefully on streets around the village. Parents please remind your young high school drivers that both the high school and elementary school share start and release times, putting them in the parking lot and on the roads at the same time. The speed limit is 15MPH when children are present in school zones. There is no stopping or standing of vehicles for the westbound traffic on School St. or on Church St. adjacent to the school. Parents dropping your children off in the morning please do so near a crosswalk so they can be helped across the street. Children crossing mid-block are hard to see and it is not safe. The safest location to drop off students is the north side of the school by the canopy.

Kohler Memorial Theatre
There is going to be some traffic congestion and parking issues as the construction continues at the theatre. We would like to remind everyone that this is a temporary issue and that the Village, Kohler Co., and the construction companies are doing our best to minimize the impact on school traffic. Please be patient as this project is wrapped up.

FROM FIRE CHIEF MIKE LINDSTROM
Your volunteer fire department responded to 24 calls for the months of July and August: 3 EMS calls, 10 fire alarms off at homes or businesses, 2 natural gas leaks, 4 structure fires, 2 car accidents, 2 calls for electrical wires down, and 1 water rescue. We drill on most Monday nights from 6-8pm. Stop on by and check us out.

FROM PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR BRETT EDGERLE
Clearings Subdivision
Construction of the newest subdivision started in July and will last until November. Please drive cautiously and be aware of construction traffic.
 
Mulch
Mulch is available for $10 per yard plus tax, delivered. Call 459-3873 to place an order. Deliveries are Fridays 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.

Fire Hydrant Flushing and Water Valve Exercising
During September the Village Public Works Department will be exercising water valves. The Department will also be performing maintenance on fire hydrants and flushing the mains. The work will be performed Monday through Thursday. Residents should be aware that there will be periods of cloudy and discolored water as sediment and mineral deposits in the water mains are disturbed.

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

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.

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.

FROM RECREATION DIRECTOR SONJA HEINS recreation.kohlervillage.org
Recreation Department
Thank you again for your patience and understanding during the theater renovation this summer and continuing into the fall.
Access to the Village Gym for September will be through the Event Lobby of the school. Any Changes will be posted on the Kohler Recreation Website and Facebook page as well as the Kohler Villager.
The Kohler Pool will be offering Open Swim Saturdays & Sundays from 1:30-4pm, as well as water aerobics and limited swim lessons.
The Youth Center will continue to be offering snacks and beverages out of the School Concession Stand in the Event Lobby after school Monday through Friday.
Visit our website at:  recreation.kohlervillage.org or check out our Facebook Page “Village of Kohler Recreation Department” for updates.

Kohler Pool
The pool will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 1:30-4pm for Open Swim. Access the pool through Door 20 in the alley at the back of the pool.

Water Aerobics (Access the pool through Door 20 – The small door in the back-alley) Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 8-9am. (Note time change)
Monday & Thursday 6-7pm Deep Water Aerobics
Lap Swim: Monday-Thursday, 8-9am

Upcoming Swimming Lessons in October:
Private Lessons are still available please email kohlerpool@kohlervillage.org
Level 1 and 2 Swim lessons on Saturdays October 19-November 23
Level 1 at 9-9:30am, Level 2 at 9:45-10:15am
Parent/Tot Lessons will be offered October 1-12 (6 classes)
Tuesday & Wednesday 6-6:30pm and Saturday 11-11:30am
Register for lessons online through the link on our website or Facebook

KLUB 55 www.kohlervillage.org/klub55/
To register for activities or lunch stop at Village Hall, call 920-459-3873 or email cgamb@kohlervillage.org.

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
9/06 Soup & Sandwich
9/20 Broasted Chicken
9/27 Meat & Cheese Burritos
Cost is $5 per person, unless noted otherwise.

Activities
9/13 Trivia Night
9/14 Solu Winery Harvest
9/14 Pour Painting Class
9/18 Kayaking
9/19 Shuffs Last Resort
9/19 Horseback Riding
9/26 Fall Chain of Lakes Cruise
9/26 Dr. Kirk Dimitris of Lakeshore Orthopedics – Hip & Knee Pain

THE KOHLER YOUTH CENTER From Manager, Rhonda Holland
“WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL”

Hours of Operation for September 2019
Beginning September 3rd 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!
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!

Need a quick snack after school or before practice?
At the Event Lobby Concessions and Youth Area, we offer a variety of after school snacks and beverages, after school unwind time, and a place to meet your friends.

This Month’s Menu Highlight:
The Hot Dog $1.00

VILLAGE BOARD
The Village Board approved the following items during their July 15 meeting:
2018 Village of Kohler financial statements.
Operator’s Licenses as presented.
Ordinance 2019-10, Compression Brakes Prohibited.
Hire Youth Center employees and wage increases as presented.
Resolution 2019-9, Amending the 2019 General Fund Expenditure Budget.
June 2019 Revenue & Expense Reports, bank reconciliation and journal entries.
Rezone a residential parcel located along State Highway 28 to farm/open space and have Attorney Bauer draft an Ordinance.
Building permit signage for Sixty located at 765-F2 Woodlake Road.
Building permit signage and new entry doors for Scentualities located at 765-F1 Woodlake Road.
Building permit for additional maintenance door at 765-K Woodlake Road.

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

Clerk-Treasurer
Laurie Lindow

Police Chief
Shawn Splivalo

Director of Public Works
Brett Edgerle

Fire Chief
Mike Lindstrom

Recreation Director
Sonja Heins

Librarian
Erin Coppersmith

 

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