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Clerk-Treasurer recognized for 25 years of service

Cindi Gamb with Village Board President Tom Schnettler.

Cindi Gamb, Deputy Clerk-Treasurer at Village of Kohler was recognized for 25 years of service to the Village. She received a gift of diamond earrings at the October Village Board meeting.

Village Meetings Scheduled for October

11/4    Special Village Board Meeting                       6:00 pm
11/6    Library Board at Kohler Public Library      12:30 pm
11/11   Property Committee                                         5:30 pm
11/11   Finance Committee                                          6:00 pm
11/14     Planning Commission                                   4:30 pm
11/18   Village Board                                                      6:00 pm
11/25   Budget Hearing                                                 6:00 pm

Nomination Papers for Spring Election
Sunday, December 1, 2019, is the first day to circulate nomination papers for the 2020 Spring Election. Nomination papers are available at the Village Offices during regular business hours or on-line at The due date for filing nomination papers is Thursday, January 2, 2020, at 5:00 pm. All terms begin on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, and are for two years. The following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed:
Village Trustee – John Ewert
Village Trustee – Jason Kwacz
Village Trustee – John Winter

If you have any questions regarding nomination papers, please contact the Village Clerk-Treasurer’s Office, 920-459-3873 or email The Spring Primary, if needed, will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, and the Spring Election will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

Village Office Hours

The Village Office will be closed Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29. Regular office hours are Monday–Friday, 7:30 am–4:00 pm.

Gunlocks: With gun deer hunting season right around the corner, the Kohler Police Department is reminding all those with firearms to use caution when handling firearms. Also, the Kohler Police Department continues to supply Masterlock trigger locks for all residents that want one. One free gunlock can be obtained from the police department just by stopping in. For those who have already obtained one in 2019, another can be obtained starting in 2020. In addition to the Masterlock trigger locks provided by the Kohler Police Department, a federal program, Project Childsafe continues to have locks available at the police department, while supplies last. These locks are the cable lock variety and anyone may request up to three of those for their guns too.

Leaf collection will continue until December 6th. Leaves should be raked into the street along the curb in a 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 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.

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

If you are considering installing a fence, please be reminded of the following process. The home owner needs to obtain a property survey, a copy of your deed, pictures of the areas impacted by the fence, fence specifications, a site plan and a cover letter explaining the scope of the project. This information is submitted to Kohler Co. for approval. Once approved by Kohler Co., the Village’s Planning Commission needs to review and approve as well. This process may take up to 3 months.

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-Recreational Ping Pong 1pm
Tuesdays-Hiking 10am-locations to be announced
Tuesdays-Ping Pong, Advanced Players 1pm
Wednesdays-Snow Shoeing
Wednesdays-Pickleball 6pm-School Gym
Thursdays-Painting with Jay 1:30pm
Fridays-card playing 1pm (after lunch)
Saturdays-Coffee Shop Conversation 9am-Woodlake Market

Friday lunch at Village Hall
11/01 Beef Stew
11/08 Soup Competition
11/22 Liver & Onions
Cost is $5 per person, unless noted otherwise.

11/13 Scenic Bar
11/15 Pool & Gym Night
12/5 Domes Tour
12/6 Trivia Night
12/13 Christmas Party

THE KOHLER YOUTH CENTER From Manager, Rhonda Holland
Beginning November 1, 2019 we will be open Monday-Friday 3-5pm. We will be closed when school is closed.

How do I find the Kohler Youth Center?
Please find us in our temporary location, during construction of the theater, inside Kohler Public Schools at Door 1 at the Event Lobby Concession Stand and Youth Area.

Need a quick snack after school or before practice? Need a place to unwind? Need a place to hang out and get some homework done? Our temporary location offers after school snacks, after school unwind time and a place to meet your friends.

Find us 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!

We will continue to be open from 3-5pm during construction, so feel free to stop by to enjoy a beverage and snack. Thank You Kohler Schools for a great location during our construction phase. Remember, we are open to the public so stop on by and say hi!

This Month’s Menu Highlight: $1 hot dogs while they last!

The Village Board approved the following items during their August 19 meeting:
Added A Shop Named Sixty to the Kohler Co. beer and liquor license premise listing.
Ordinance No. 2019-11, Regarding Woodland Cemetery.
August 2019 Revenue & Expense Reports, bank reconciliations and journal entries.
Purchase a welder from Airgas for an amount not to exceed $4,100.
Request from Alliant Energy for an easement by Upper Lost Woods Park to add a new line.
Building permit for Shopko Optical signage in the Deer Trace Shopping Center.


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