April 2021
Spring Election is on Tuesday, April 6
The polls for the Village of Wind Point will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Wind Point Public Works Garage, 215 E. Four Mile Road. The garage is located at the end of the driveway next to Village Green park.

Races on the ballot include:
  • State Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Court of Appeals Judge-District 2
  • Circuit Court Judge- Branch 6
  • Circuit Court Judge - Brach 8
  • Wind Point/North Bay Municipal Judge
  • Wind Point President
  • Wind Point Trustees (3 seats)

To view a sample ballot for the election please click here.

In-Person Absentee Voting
Voters are able to vote “In-Person Absentee” at the Village Office, 215 E. Four Mile Road, today (Thursday, April 1) and tomorrow (Friday, April 2) from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please remember to bring a valid photo ID when coming to vote.

Mailed Absentee Ballot
You may request an absentee ballot online at My Vote Wisconsin before 5:00 p.m. today (April 1) and a ballot will be mailed to you. However, when making the request, please remember to account for mail transit time. Your ballot must be returned to the Village no later than 8:00 p.m. on April 6 in order to be counted. If you received your mailed ballot and are unsure that it will be able to arrive by Election Day via the mail, you may drop it off at the following locations:
  • Village Office between 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on April 1, April 2, April 5 and April 6
  • Village Office drop box 24/7 from April 1 to April 6. The drop box will be checked a final time at 8:00 p.m. on April 6.
  • At the Polls from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on April 6.

Registering to Vote
You can check your registration status by going to My Vote Wisconsin. If you need to register to vote you can do so at the Village Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 2. You may also register at the polls on Election Day. When registering to vote, please remember to bring a copy of an appropriate document to verify your Wind Point residency. You can find a list of proof of residency documents by clicking here.
If you have questions about voting, please contact Casey Griffiths, Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer at 262-639-3524 or [email protected].
Yard Waste Collection- Begins April 5
The first yard waste collection day of the season is Monday, April 5. You can view the pick up calendar on the Village's Website.

Johns Disposal will no longer require stickers on yard waste bags. Collections are bi-weekly (same week as recycling) through November. Residents may continue to use compostable paper bags that are securely sealed, or your may use reusable containers. Containers must be labeled “Yard Waste” and cannot be any larger than 32 gallons in size. Yard waste includes leaves, grass clippings, yard and garden debris and brush including clean woody vegetative material no greater than 4 inches in diameter. Yard waste does not include branches, stumps, roots or shrubs with intact root balls.

If you have extra, unused yard waste stickers (cannot be attached to a bag) you may bring those to the Village Office from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday for a refund. The deadline to obtain a refund is Friday, April 30.
Branch Collection- Begins April 13
The first branch collection date is Tuesday, April 13. Collections continue on the second Tuesday of each month through November by the Wind Point Public Works Department. Please remember the following branch collection procedures are in place to help keep this service as cost-effective as possible:

  • Branches should be placed by the road in small, reasonably uniform piles with the cut end toward the road, all in the same direction. 

  • Piles should not exceed 4 feet in height and 4 feet in width.

  • Branches that exceed 8 feet in length and 4 inches in diameter will not be collected.

  • Residents are asked to keep branches at their original length and not cut into smaller pieces (unless over 8 feet in length).

  • Up to 15 minutes will be spent per property on collecting and chipping; if it takes longer than 15 minutes, a tag will be left on the remaining piles and the owner will have the option to remove the piles or have them collected for a fee.

  • Branch collection is for tree maintenance, not tree removal. If you hire someone to remove trees on your property, please do not use the Village branch collection service for removing the debris from your property.

If you have any questions please contact the Village Office at 262-639-3524.
Household Hazardous Waste Collections
The City of Racine hosts household hazardous waste collection events on the 3rd Saturday of the month from April to October, to allow residents in Racine, Caledonia, Elmwood Park, Mt. Pleasant, North Bay, Sturtevant and Wind Point an opportunity to safety dispose of their household hazardous waste.

The collection site is located at 6200 21st Street, Racine. Drop off hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the following Saturdays:
  • April 17
  • May 15
  • June 19
  • July 17
  • August 21
  • September 18
  • October 16

Participants must remain in their vehicle while on site and all materials must be located in the car trunk or truck bed upon arrival.

A list of acceptable waste items can be found on the City of Racine's website.
Spring Cleaning? Don’t Overlook the
Medicine Cabinet!
According to the 2017 survey, 6 million Americans have misused or abused controlled prescription drugs. A majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

Wind Point residents can safely and anonymously discard prescription (and non-prescription) drugs at the Wind Point Village Office, 215 E. Four Mile Road., Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Please do your part to keep prescription drugs out of the wrong hands and out of our waterways. Discard them safely.
Dealing with Wild Turkeys
The Village has received reports of wild turkeys causing problems for property owners. Reintroduction of eastern wild turkeys began in the 1970's and have resulted in a thriving turkey population in Wisconsin, but can often cause unwanted human interaction. Turkeys forage in gardens, roost in trees, and on homes, cause vehicle accidents and even act aggressively to humans and pets during the spring mating season. Here are a couple of reminders, from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, that will help keep you, your pets and turkeys safe.

Don't Feed Wildlife
Feeding turkeys leads them to be unafraid of humans and may cause them to follow humans for handouts. This can result in the birds becoming aggressive which pose health and safety risks. Please do not put food out for turkeys or any wildlife. You can also help by removing bird seed or nuts and fruit from trees that have fallen on the ground. This will eliminate an easy food source that can draw turkeys to your yard.

Protect Your Pets
Turkeys can become aggressive during mating season and male turkeys have spurs that can injure pets. Always keep your pet leashed and under your supervision when outdoors.

Discourage Turkeys
If you have a garden, you can erect a fence around it to help keep turkeys out. Turkeys can fly but prefer to stay on the ground whenever possible. If the area of interest is small, a garden fence is usually sufficient enough to keep turkeys out. You can also discourage turkeys from coming into your yard by using scare tactics, such as predator decoys, sticks and fences with flagging and noise machines that make turkeys uncomfortable.

Removing Turkeys
Turkey trapping can be used a measure to remove turkeys, however it must be done with the correct permits. You can contact the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Wildlife Services at 1-800-433-0663 for more information.

More information on dealing with wild turkeys as well as other nuisance wildlife can be found on the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website.
Village Board Updates
The Village Board of Trustees met for a regular meeting on March 11, 2021 The following actions took place at the meeting:

  • Reviewed the initial findings of the Village public safety audit.
  • Approved a prairie burn permit for Wind Meadows for a burn to be conducted at the prairie next to Meadow Lake.
  • Approved a street use permit for the YMCA Lighthouse Run on July 31.
  • Reviewed Open Book and Board of Review Dates for 2021
  • Received an update on the Villas of Wind Point development project (former Wind Point School).

Please note that this is a summary of the actions taken and discussion had at the meeting. All Village Board meeting minutes can be found here. Minutes are posted online after approval by the Village Board.

The next regular meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 8 at 5:30 pm at the Village Hall. Due to the COVID pandemic the meeting will be held virtually. Those who wish to view the meeting may do via Zoom. Information on how to access the meeting is below.

Call In Number: 1-312-626-6799 
Meeting ID: 975 2839 3178
Passcode: 081965
Village of Wind Point, Wisconsin
215 E. Four Mile Rd.
Racine, WI 53402