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Halloween Family Magic Show on October 31
Wind Point Living Magazine is hosting a Halloween Family Magic Show on Saturday, October 31 from 2-3:30 p.m. in the clubhouse at Shoop Park. The free event will feature a performance by DJ Ehlert the Magician and attendees are encouraged to wear costumes. Space is limited and RSVP is required to gary.smith@n2pub.com
Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off on October 17
The final  household hazardous waste date of the year will be on Saturday, October 17 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The drop-off site is located at 6200 21st Street, Racine, WI (Just west of Hwy 31 and North of the old Sam's Club). To view a list of what type of items are collected,  click hereMedicine Collection Day will also take place on October 17 at the hazardous waste drop-off site; this is an opportunity to properly dispose of old or unwanted medicine.  Please note you will need to provide proof of residence which can be your driver's license or property tax bill.
Change of Water Customer Notifications
Are you new to the Village or planning a move? Please be sure to contact our office at (262) 639-3524 and notify us of a change in customer information on your water utility account. If we are not notified, the bills will continue to be sent to the individual listed on the account.
Water Meter Replacements
Village staff is currently scheduling water meter replacements at homes on Hunt Club Rd. and connecting roads. If you receive a water replacement letter, please contact our office at 639-3524 as soon as possible to schedule an appointment.

Randy and Mike from the maintenance department are  replacing the manual-read meters with radio water meters. The new technology allows the Village to read meters in a matter of hours, instead of days.

Installations typically take less than 30 minutes. Randy and Mike will also complete a necessary cross-connection inspection at the time of installation. A cross-connection is an actual or potential connection between the safe drinking water supply and a source of contamination or pollution. State law requires the Village to complete an inspection of all properties every 10 years or at the time of changing the meter. Thank you for your cooperation!
Ordinance Reminders
Door-to-Door sales - A peddler's permit is required to conduct any door-to-door sales in the Village. If someone is at your door to sell something and they do not provide proof of a peddler's permit from the Village of Wind Point, please report it to the police office at 639-3022.

Drones - Although not addressed in the Wind Point ordinances, the Federal Aviation Administration prohibits the use of drones within five miles of an airport without permission from the airport's operator or possession of a commercial permit. Operators of drones in Wind Point are required to obtain prior permission from the Batten Airport.
Last Tower Climb of the 2015 Season
By Friends of the Wind Point Lighthouse

The last Wind Point lighthouse tower climb of 2015 is scheduled for Sunday, October 4 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. If you haven't made the climb, this is your last opportunity until June of 2016. Bring your family and friends for a beautiful view from the top!

Reservations can be made on the lighthouse web site: www.windpointlighthouse.com/Tours for climbs on the hour; walk-ups are welcome on the 1/2-hour. Please arrive 15 minutes before you plan to climb and wear walking shoes (no flip-flops or high heels). Cost is $10 for  For safety, children under 6 are not allowed to climb.

The Fog Horn Building Museum and Gift Shop will also be open. There are new displays and a beautiful diorama of the Wind Point lighthouse in the early 1900s. Please join us!
Trick-or-Treat Times
Trick-or-treating will once again take place at the same time as it does in the City of Racine. It will be on Saturday, October 31 from 4-7 p.m.
Park Planning Update
nullThank you to all who participated in the park planning workshop on September 16 at The Prairie School!  Attendees participated in a questionnaire, visual preference survey and discussion session. Materials from the workshop have been posted at the project website , including the results from the visual preference survey. More information will be posted on the website as the project progresses.

If you were not able to attend the workshop or if you have more comments you would like to share, you can post comments on the project website or submit them via email to Blake at  TheisenB@AyresAssociates.com.
Yard waste collection continues every Monday through November 30. Set yard waste out in brown paper bags with a yard waste sticker on each bag. Stickers can be purchased at the Village Office for $1.00 each. Yard waste includes leaves, grass clippings, yard and garden debris and brush including clean woody vegetative material no greater than 4 inches in diameter; it does not include stumps, roots or shrubs with intact root balls. 

The final two  branch collection  dates of the year are Tuesday, October 13 and Tuesday, November 10. Branches do not need to be cut into shorter pieces but they need to be no greater than 4 inches in diameter. Please pile branches in reasonably uniform piles with the the cut end facing the road.

Please note b ranch or yard waste piles should be set in the right-of-way no earlier than three days before collection date.
Village Partners with Caledonia for Fire/EMS

At the Village Board meeting on September 10, the Board approved a five-year agreement with the Village of Caledonia to provide Fire and EMS services to Wind Point beginning in 2016. The Village is currently in the final year of an agreement with the City of Racine for Fire/EMS services. Caledonia has provided these services to Wind Point in the past and we anticipate a smooth transition!

Other highlights from the September 10 Village Board meeting:
  • Referred a request from AT&T to renegotiate the cell tower lease back to the Finance Committee.
     
  • Approved the 2016 lighthouse rental fee schedule including a new marriage proposal rental option.
     
  • Approved a quote submitted by Tom Rivers for lighthouse keepers kitchen remodel work in the amount of $9,664.
     
  • Approved requests from Friends of the Wind Point Lighthouse to install a suggestion box sign, hall artwork signs and a safety chain at the top of the tower.
     
  • Approved a request from The Prairie School to use the Village Green tennis courts for a WIAA subsectional tournament on October 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
     
  • Referred the administrator and village attorney to prepare a resolution regarding the conceptual approval of the Wind Point Watershed Restoration Plan.
     
  • Heard an update from President Christensen on repairs to the walking path between Three Mile Rd. and Campus Dr.
     
  • Approved an operator license application filed by Keith C. George (Shoop Park Golf Course).
The Village Board will meet for a regular meeting on Thursday, October 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the Village Hall (Lighthouse).