February 2021
Spring Primary Election on February 16
The Spring Primary Election will be held in Wind Point on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.

Polls will be located at the Public Works Garage: 215 E. Four Mile Road.

The entrance to the polls is on the backside of the garage, along with voter parking.
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 State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

To view the sample ballot please click here.

Absentee Voting – by mail
Electors who requested mailed absentee ballots in 2020 will need to make a new application for an absentee ballot in 2021 if they wish to vote via mail. Absentee ballot applications are only good for one calendar year.

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, for the Spring Primary Election, is Thursday, February 11. Absentee ballots must be received by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, February 16, in order to be counted for this election. Absentee ballots for this election were mailed on January 26 to electors on the permanent absentee ballot list and others who had requests on file for this election.

Absentee Voting – in person
In-person absentee voting will be available at the Village Office, 215 E. Four Mile Road, on weekdays, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. In person absentee voting begins on Tuesday, February 2 and ends on Friday, February 12. 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. Please remember to wear a mask when coming to vote in person.

Voter Registration
If you are not currently registered and would like to vote in this election, you will need to either register 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].
COVID Vaccination Information
The City of Racine Health Department, which provides health services to Wind Point, is following Wisconsin Department of Health Service (DHS) guidelines for vaccine prioritization. The following groups are currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine:

  • Frontline Health Care Workers (including EMS professionals)
  • Residents and Staff of Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Police & Correction Officers
  • People who are 65 and older.

If you are in one of the eligible groups your primary healthcare provider should be reaching out to you directly based on vaccine availability. You can also reach out to them directly and let them know that you are interested in obtaining a vaccine. Below are websites for some of the most common heath providers in Racine County.

If you do not have a local health care provider, you are urged to contact a local health system and connect with a primary health care provider. Please remember that there are 28,822 people in Racine County and 700,000 people in Wisconsin who fall into the 65 and older age group. Wisconsin is only receiving about 70,000 first doses per week, so not everyone in the 65 and older age group will be able to get vaccinated immediately.

It will likely be spring 2021 before a vaccine is available to the general public. In the meantime, COVID-19 continues to spread in our community. Please make sure that you prevent the spread by:

  • Avoiding close contact with people you do not live with
  • Wear a mask
  • Wash you hands often
  • Stay home if you feel sick

For other sources of vaccine information please visit:
Thank You Jack!
Wind Point Public Works Supervisor Jack Feiner has announced his resignation. Jack will be taking the position of Director of Public Works for the Village of Sturtevant. His last day with Wind Point will be Friday, February 5.

Jack has been with the Village since 2016. During his time in Wind Point he improved the Village's Pubic Works operations, developed efficiencies and improved customer service. The Village Board and Staff are extremely sad to see Jack leave and we thank him for his dedicated service and commitment to the Wind Point community.

The Village will be seeking to fill Jack's replacement in the next few months. In the interim we will continue to work to maintain the high level of service that Wind Point residents have come to expect. Information about the vacancy and how to apply for the position will be posted on the Village's website.
Wind Point Living Magazine Featured on CBS58
Wind Point Living magazine was recently featured on CBS 58- WDJT's Racine & Me segment. If you'd like to view the video please click here.

Gary Smith, the publisher of the magazine, was interviewed and shared what makes the magazine special to the Wind Point community. Wind Point Living is a monthly magazine that is mailed out to residents of the Village. The publication includes local articles that feature residents, homes, events and happenings. Wind Point Living is published by n2 Publishing, which prints more than 900 monthly publications throughout the United States.

If you have questions about the magazine, feel free to contact Gary Smith at [email protected] or 262-994-5390.
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!
2021 Village Budget Document
The full 2021 budget document is now available to view on the Village website. The budget was adopted by the Village Board on November 12, 2020.

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 2021 budget document, click here.
Village Board Updates
The Village Board of Trustees held a regular meeting on January 14, 2021. The following actions took place at the meeting:

  • Performed the oath ceremony for new Village Trustee Jay Hammes
  • Received notice of the Village's DNR urban forestry grant award.
  • Approved a temporary COVID sick leave policy for Village employees.
  • Approved changes to the employee handbook and performance evaluation forms related to merit pay.
  • Approved an emergency police car sharing agreement with the Village of Caledonia
  • Approved new standing committee appointments.
  • Rejected a proposed concept plan by KEW Investments for the Village owned property at 4403 Main Street to sell an outlot to a private party.

Please note that this is a synopsis of the items discussed at the Village Board meeting. To view complete meeting minutes for all Village Board and Committee meetings please visit the Agenda and Minutes page on the Village's Website. Minutes are added to the website once they have been approved by the Village Board or the respective committee, which typically occurs at the next regular meeting.

The next regular meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will be held virtually via Zoom.

Please note that we have transitioned from Cisco WebEx to Zoom for virtual meetings.

Details on how to access the meeting virtually are below. For general help accessing Zoom Meetings please click here.

Join Zoom Meeting:
Phone Number: 312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 943 0130 2741
Passcode: 454442
Village of Wind Point, Wisconsin
215 E. Four Mile Rd.
Racine, WI 53402