July 2021
Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July!
The Village Office will be closed on Monday, July 5 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The office will reopen on Tuesday, July 6 at 8:30 a.m. There are no changes to garbage collection and John's Disposal will pick up garbage as scheduled on Monday, July 5.

Fireworks Reminders
Please note that fireworks that propel into the air or explode are prohibited in the Village. Fireworks and related toy items that stay on the ground are allowed, but loud noises (especially at night) may be considered a nuisance under Village ordinances.

Illegal use of fireworks is a danger to you and your neighbors. Fireworks can cause significant injury when not handled properly. Additionally, according to the National Safety Council, fireworks start an average of 18,500 fires each year, including 1,300 structure fires and 300 vehicle fires. Noise from fireworks is especially difficult for some combat veterans and pets. For veterans with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) the loud and unexpected noise from fireworks can be a source of stress and anxiety. Please be considerate of your neighbors.

Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July Weekend.
Lighthouse Grounds Pathway Project
The new pathway at the Wind Point Lighthouse grounds has been completed and is open for use. Restoration work including backfilling, grading and grass seeding was completed last week. Now that the pathway has been completed the Lighthouse grounds project moves on to other areas including:

  • Entrance sign: The installation of the new sign is tentatively scheduled for mid to late July. You can view a rendering of the new sign here.

  • Benches: Five new benches are scheduled for delivery and installation in early August. The benches will be located at points along the pathway as well as the circle gathering node.

  • Historical Signs: New interpretative historical signs are scheduled to be installed on the east side of the grounds later this summer. The renderings of the signs can be viewed here.

  • Tree and Flower Plantings: Village staff is anticipating that planting of new trees and flowers will occur in late summer or early fall. Wind Point Public Works staff is working with the Wind Point Gardening Club to order flowers for the new planting beds that will be installed in the circle gathering node. Public Works staff is working on ordering new trees that will be planted around the pathway, per the site plan which can be viewed here.
Deepwood Drive Project Update
At their regular meeting on July 1, the Village Board approved the sale of the western 30% of the Village owned property at 4403 Main Street to KEW Investments (Korndoerfer Homes). The remaining eastern 70% of the property will remain in Village ownership.

KEW Investments will be developing the western portion of the lot into four single family homes, which are listed on the site plans as Lots 1 through 4. As part of the approval process for the development, the Village Board has entered into a developer's agreement with KEW Investments which will govern the installation of water and sewer pipes as well as the overall master grading plan for the property. Additionally, the Board approved protective covenants and restrictions for the development, which will handle the requirements for construction and use on the property.

Next Steps:
KEW Investments will begin the site prep and utility infrastructure construction in the next few weeks. This will include the clearing of trees and brush for the home sites and driveways. Installation work for a new sanitary sewer line and water laterals for the new homes will also be done. All sanitary sewer work will be done on the edge of Deepwood Drive, however in order to install the new water laterals, work will need to be done in the roadway of Deepwood Drive and Main Street at certain points in time. Access may be temporarily blocked during the work.

At this time the Village has not made a determination on the future of the remaining eastern portion of the property. Only work to remove dead trees along the edge of Deepwood Drive in the eastern section of the property is planned at this time.

To view more information about the project please visit the Village's Deepwood Development project page.
Wind Point Lighthouse Open Tower Days
We are excited to resume open tower climbs in 2021! To ensure everyone's safety, tower climbs will have a few more restrictions this year. The Wind Point Village Board adopted a COVID policy and procedures for the tower climbs. For visitors attending tower climbs we are asking that you abide by the following:

  • If you are sick or experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID please refrain from attending tower climbs.
  • Please make sure to sanitize your hands before entering the Lighthouse.
  • Masks are required per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. Disposable masks tend to be better when climbing.
  • No more than 8 guests will be allowed on a tour.

The full policy can be viewed here.

Open tower climbs are scheduled for the following dates:
  • Saturday, July 31
  • Sunday, August 1
  • Saturday, September 4
  • Sunday, September 5
  • Sunday, October 3

The cost for tower climbs is $10 for adults and $5.00 for children (Ages 6-11). Walk ups are welcome, however we recommend that you pre-purchase tickets in advance to make sure that you secure a spot. Pre-purchase tickets can be found online at Eventbrite.

Please remember to bring an ID for all those who will be attending the climb.

If you have any questions about Open Tower Climbs please contact the Wind Point Lighthouse Keepers at 262-639-3777 or [email protected].
Intro to Pickleball Clinic at Village Green
If you're interested in learning about the sport of pickleball, Village resident Victor Moreno will be holding a learn to play clinic for Village residents on Thursday, July 15 at the Village Green pickleball courts.

There will be two clinic sessions from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm. and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There is no cost and no need to register.

Participants should wear athletic attire and non-marking soled shoes. Equipment will be provided.
Lighthouse Run- Saturday July 31
The 43rd annual Racine Family YMCA's Lighthouse Run will be held on Saturday, July 31. The race will begin at 8:00 a.m.

The course for this year's race in Wind Point will be different than past Lighthouse runs. Runners will run from Three Mile Road along Lighthouse Drive to the Lighthouse. Runners will turnaround at the Lighthouse and head back south on Lighthouse Drive towards Three Mile Road. There will be no runners on Four Mile Road or along Main Street from Four Mile Road to Three Mile Road so these roads will remain open.

All runners should be clear from the course in Wind Point by 10:30 a.m. The Lighthouse grounds will be temporarily inaccessible to vehicles during the run. The eastbound lane of Three Mile Road and the northbound lane of Lighthouse Drive will also be unavailable to vehicles during the run.

For more information about the Lighthouse Run please visit the Racine Family YMCA's website.
Water Utility CCR Report
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires drinking water utilities to provide an annual Consumer Confidence Report to help consumers understand where their drinking water comes from so they can make informed decisions about their health and protection of the environment.

Wind Point Water Utility is pleased to report that our drinking water is safe and meets Federal and State requirements. The Consumer Confidence Report from the Wind Point Water Utility can be found by clicking here.

Wind Point Water Utility purchases water that is treated by the Racine Water Utility and Oak Creek Water Utility. Additional water quality testing information is available from these utilities.

If you have any questions about the water utility please contact Public Works Supervisor Brian Beiley at 262-639-3560 or email [email protected]
Caledonia Fire Department Launches
Mobile Integrated Healthcare Program
The Caledonia Fire Department has implemented a new program called Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH). It is designed to improve citizen safety through proactive outreach.

To learn more about the service please view this video.

The service is free for residents of Caledonia, Wind Point and North Bay.

If you would like to learn more about these services for you or a family member please contact Caledonia Fire Department's MIH specialist Donald Tiegs at 262-939-3116.
Village Board Updates
The Village Board of Trustees met for a regular meeting on June 10, 2021. The following actions took place at the meeting:

  • Tabled action on development related items for 4403 Main Street.
  • Approved an amendment to the purchase and sale agreement with KEW Investments for 4403 Main Street.
  • Accepted the 2020 Village and Utility Audits.
  • Approved the 2021 Lighthouse Tower Climb schedule and COVID policy.
  • Tabled action on an ordinance to allow for virtual and in person meetings.
  • Approved the non-renewal of the contract with the City of Racine for health department services and entered into an agreement for health services with the Racine County Division of Health beginning January 2022.
  • Approved alcohol licenses for Shoop Park, Wingspread, and the Council House.
  • Approved operator (bartender) licenses for Shoop Park, Wingspread and the Council House.
  • Approved a change order for the Lighthouse grounds pathway project.
The Village Board of Trustees met for a regular meeting on July 1, 2021. The following actions took place at the meeting:

  • Approved a resolution authorizing the sale of a portion of the Village owned property at 4403 Main Street.
  • Approved the Developers Agreement with KEW Investments for the Deepwood Estates project.
  • Approved the Covenants and Restrictions document for the Deepwood Estates subdivision.
  • Approved Ordinance 21-03 and ordinance to allow for remote electronic or virtual meetings.
  • Heard an update on the former Wind Point School property development project.

Please note that the information contained above is only a summary of action items from the Village Board meeting. The full meeting minutes for all Village Board and Committee meetings are posted once they are approved by the Board/Committee and can be found by clicking this link.
Village of Wind Point, Wisconsin
215 E. Four Mile Rd.
Racine, WI 53402