February 2020
Spring Primary Election on February 18
The Spring Primary Election will be held in Wind Point on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at The Prairie School.

Please note that the polls will be located in the main school building in the Library/Media Center and not the Johnson Athletic Center. There will be signs directing voters to the correct location.

Polls will be open between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. The only race on the ballot will be the primary for the Justice of the Supreme Court. To view the sample ballot please click here.

Absentee Voting – by mail
Absentee ballots for this election were mailed out beginning on January 28 to electors on the permanent absentee ballot list and others who had requests on file for this election. Other electors wishing to receive an absentee ballot by mail may do so by submitting a request online at  My Vote Wisconsin or at the Village Office. The last day to request an absentee ballot be mailed to an elector is Thursday, February 13. Absentee ballots must be received by 8:00 p.m. on election day, February 18, in order to be counted for this election.

Absentee Voting – in person
In-person absentee voting will be available at the Village Office from February 3 through February 14 during normal business hours, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. A valid photo ID is required to obtain a ballot. Please note there is no in-person absentee voting on the Monday before the election.

Voter Registration
If you are not currently registered and would like to vote in this election, you will need to either register in person at the Village Office or at the polling location on election day. The deadline to register to vote, for this election, via mail or online has passed. If you are registering to vote please remember to bring a document that shows your Wind Point residency. A list of acceptable documents can be found here.

If you are unsure of your voter registration status you can look it up by going to the My Vote Wisconsin website.

If you have any questions about the election, please contact the Village Office at 262-639-3524 or [email protected].
Welcome to New Officers Wells & Johnson
The Village would like to welcome two new officers to the Wind Point Police Department, Samantha Wells and Luke Johnson. If you see either of them be sure to say hello. Below are brief bios for each officer.
Officer Wells is originally from Slinger, Wisconsin. She moved to the Racine area after graduating from Slinger High School. She completed her law enforcement training at Gateway Technical College in 2019 and currently works as a police officer for the University of Wisconsin- Parkside Police Department.

Officer Wells is set to graduate with her bachelor's degree in criminal justice from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in May.
Officer Johnson was born in Racine and is a 2005 graduate of Case High School. He completed his law enforcement training at Gateway Technical College in 2014, and currently works as an investigator for the the Racine County Sheriff's Office.

Officer Johnson has completed college course work at Gateway Technical College and at St. Cloud Technical College in Minnesota. He lives in Caledonia with his four year old daughter and seven year old Corgi.
Village Survey- There's Still Time
There's still time to complete the 2020 Wind Point Resident Survey. Residents' opinions and thoughts are extremely important. The information received from the survey will be used to assist the Board of Trustees and Village Staff with future policy decisions relating to the annual budget, day-to-day operations, services, programs and project planning.

We are requesting that only one individual per household complete the survey. Click this link to start the survey.

The survey will close on Friday, February 14 at 5:00 p.m.
Lakeshore Damage Assessments
Governor Tony Evers has requested that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) conduct a preliminary assessment of lakeshore damage in Milwaukee, Racine, and Kenosha counties following severe winter storms and flooding that occurred January 10 through the 22. This is the first step in determining whether the State will request a federal disaster declaration.

Village Staff have been working with officials from Racine County Emergency Management and Wisconsin Emergency Management to put together assessments for damage experienced at the Village's Lighthouse Grounds and to a stormwater outfall near the Lighthouse. As of Monday, January 27, the total combined estimate of damage to public infrastructure due to the storms reported in Racine, Milwaukee and Kenosha counties was at $30 million.

It is anticipated that FEMA will be completing assessments of damage to public infrastructure in the three counties the week of February 3. FEMA staff will only be reviewing damage to public infrastructure and will not be assessing damage to individual homes or businesses.
Reminder to Shovel Around Fire Hydrants
All residents are asked to make sure that fire hydrants that are adjacent to their property are clear of snow after each snowfall. If a fire hydrant is lost or buried in the snow, firefighters can lose valuable time trying to locate and dig out the hydrant when they arrive.

Clear the snow three feet all around the hydrant so firefighters have enough room to connect a hose. We would also like to remind you to look out for your neighbors who are elderly or have disabilities, by taking a few extra minutes to shovel out their hydrants. Finally, whether you are shoveling around hydrants or clearing your driveway, please refrain from pushing snow into the roadway.

Thank you for your help!
2020 Village Budget Document
The full 2020 budget document is now available to view on the Village website. The budget was adopted by the Village Board on November 14, 2019. Staff has since updated the various narrative sections of the document as well as the tables and charts measuring service outputs.

The budget is not only a financial plan, but a communication tool about the functions and goals of the Village.
To view the 2020 budget document, click here.
Village Board Updates
The Village Board of Trustees held a regular meeting on January 9, 2020. The following actions took place at the meeting:

  • Reviewed the roles and responsibilities of the Village Board, Plan Commission and Architectural Review Board in the development process.
  • Approved changes to the Wind Point Elected Officials Handbook.
  • Appointed Election Inspectors for the 2020-2021 Term
  • Approved pop-up Beer Gardens for Racine Brewing Company at Village Green for the following dates: June 14, July 12, September 12 and October 3.

The next regular meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the Village Hall (lighthouse).
Village of Wind Point, Wisconsin
215 E. Four Mile Rd.
Racine, WI 53402