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Last Call for Park Survey

The Village Board is considering planning for park improvements and would like input from residents. Take the survey online at: windpointsurvey.com. Please only one response per resident. The survey deadline is Friday, May 15.

Village Board Recognizes Dave Durment

Trustee Karen Van Lone presented Dave Durment with a certificate of recognition on April 9. Dave served on the Village Board for three terms: 2000-2002, 2009-2011 and 2013-2015. He chaired the Public Works & Utilities Committee and was on the Personnel, Finance and Insurance Committee. Dave did not seek re-election for the 2015-2017 term. Thank you for your service to the Village, Dave!

New Resident Packets

If you are new to Wind Point or would like more information about Village services and contacts, pick up a "New Resident" packet at the Village Office. We also still have copies of "A Wind Point History" book available for $20.
Village Seeking Office Volunteers
Interested in helping the Village while gaining office experience? We are seeking one or more individuals who are comfortable with computers to help with scanning documents and filing at the Village Office. Hours are flexible between Monday-Friday 8:30-5. Please contact Mike Hawes, Village Administrator at 639-3524 or administrator@windpointwi.us if you are interested.
Storing Boats and Trailers

Just a reminder that per Sec. 3.05.020 of the Village Zoning Code, boats, trailers and recreational vehicles cannot be stored outdoors on private property, with the exception that one may be stored in the rear yard between April 1 and October 31 - specifically, behind the principal structure, between the side building lines and no closer than 15 feet from the rear property line. Temporary parking (less than a week) in the driveway may be authorized in advance by contacting the Wind Point Police at 639-3022.

Congratulations, Randy!

Village Maintenance Manager Randy Miller is celebrating 34 years with the Village today. Randy was hired as a summer assistant in 1981 and by the third summer he was hired to a year-round position. Randy was promoted to Maintenance Manager in 1986. Thank you Randy for your continued dedication to Wind Point!

2015 Lighthouse Tower Climbs Announced
From the Friends of the Wind Point Lighthouse...

The 2015 Wind Point Lighthouse Tower Climbs begin again this year on June 7 and continue the first Sunday of each month until the last climb on October 4. Climbs start at 9 a.m. and the last climb is at 3:30 p.m. Tour reservations are now made online from the following website: windpointlighthouse.com/tours. Walk-ups can always join tours on the 1/2 hour, but without a reserved place, you may have to wait.

 

The cost is still $10 for those over 12 and $5 for ages 6-12 to be paid through Paypal. Unfortunately, due to safety concerns, children under 6 are not allowed to climb. Reservations should be made on-line by noon of the Saturday before the climb day. This provides our Tour Coordinator time to organize a great experience for you.  


Hopefully, everyone in Wind Point has made the climb or encouraged their friends and family to do so.  We are looking forward to the 2015 season and hope to see many of you there!
Spring Election Results
A total of 38% of registered voters in Wind Point cast ballots in the Spring Election on April 7. Incumbent Pete Christensen was re-elected for a second term as village president. Incumbents Marty Meissner and Susan Sanabria were re-elected for village trustee, along with Lincoln Murphy who was elected to fill the position vacated by Dave Durment. Incumbent John Knuteson was re-elected as municipal judge. Click here to view the full local election results. 

Thank you to Sherry Heck, Mary Ellen Chovan, Karen Jansson and Jan Rosellini for working the polls and assuring another smooth election! If you or someone you know may be interested in working at elections in the future, please contact the village office at 639-3524.

Meet New Trustee Lincoln Murphy
Lincoln ("Linc") Murphy resides on Birchwood Ct. with his wife, Susan, and their golden retriever, Danny Boy. Linc has been an attorney working in Racine since 1979 after graduating from University of Wisconsin-Madison law school. He  has been with the law firm of Murphy Johnson & Trampe SC since 1982 after serving three years as Assistant Corporation Counsel for the County of Racine.

 

When asked about his interest in serving on the Wind Point Village Board, Linc said "When I served as Assistant Corporation Counsel for Racine County I enjoyed working in local government as an attorney representing the County in various legal matters. With my legal background and experiences I thought I could be of some use to the Village and, therefore, I initially volunteered for the Board of Appeals and decided to run for the Village Board for that same reason. It has always been important to me and our law firm to give back to our community which has supported me through my entire legal career."

 

Linc and Susan enjoy hiking in the north woods, fishing, playing golf and motorcycling. Their favorite get-away is Door County. Linc also enjoys some hunting and shooting sporting clays.

Construction Underway on Lamplighter Ln.
The road project on Lamplighter Ln. was moved up in the contractor's schedule and work began on April 29. A crew from Wanasek is doing drainage repairs this week. Next week a crew from Payne & Dolan will mill and pave asphalt (weather permitting). The project area includes a section from Lighthouse Dr. to 107 Lamplighter Ln. and a small section of Morning Wood Dr.  The project will have minimal impact on traffic. Moderate noise is expected. Parking on the roadway in the project area will be prohibited during construction.
Calling all Photographers!

We would like to add to our collection of photos around Wind Point. If you have any outdoor photos in the Village that you have taken and are willing to share electronically, please contact us at 639-3524 or administrator@windpointwi.us. Photos would be used on the Village website and other informational materials. Photos that are used will be properly credited.

Home Improvement Projects

Considering a home improvement project, maintenance work or a new addition? Most projects require a building permit and some may also require architectural review and zoning approval. Contact the Village office at 262.639.3524 or at info@windpointwi.us and we will be happy to assist you with the permitting process. Click here to read more on building and zoning permits.

Village Board Highlights

At the regular meeting on April 9, the Village Board... 

  • Heard an update on water leak detection efforts in the Village.
  • Approved a request by staff to build an enclosure around the storage area on the west side of the DPW garage.
  • Discussed improvements to monthly/quarterly financial reports to the Board.
  • Approved a burn permit application filed by Reliable Property Services on behalf of Wind Meadows in the open field across from The Prairie School soccer field.
  • Heard an update from the administrator on fire dues and Fire/EMS agreement negotiations with the City of Racine.

The Village Board will meet for a regular meeting on Thursday, May 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the Village Hall (Lighthouse).