June 2020
Village Board Vacancy
The Wind Point Village Board of Trustees currently has one (1) seat open due to the resignation of Charles Manning. In an effort to move forward with a full seven-member Board, it has been determined that the vacant seat will be filled by appointment of the Village Board in accordance with Wisconsin State Statutes.
The term of the appointment will expire in April 2021. Any interested Village resident, who is a minimum of 18-years old and a legal citizen of the United States, is hereby welcome to submit a letter of interest and statement of qualifications.
Please submit your letter and qualification statement no later than 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, 2020. Applications may be sent to the attention of the Village Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer, Casey Griffiths, at 215 E. Four Mile Rd., Racine, WI 53402 or [email protected]
The Village Board will conduct a formal interview of the interested candidates at the July 9 Board Meeting. If you have any questions please contact the Village Administrative Office at 262-639-3524.
Lighthouse Shoreline Work
The Village will undertake shoreline protection work at the Lighthouse Grounds in June. The high water levels on Lake Michigan have caused significant erosion along the Lighthouse shoreline, especially along the south end of the grounds.

Vassh Excavating and Grading, Inc. has generously offered to supply the Village with labor and equipment for the project.

During the revetment construction, access to the shoreline will be limited and the area will be closed off to visitors.
June Lighthouse Tours Cancelled
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and concern for the health and safety of our visitors and volunteers, the Village has canceled the Lighthouse Tower Climb that was scheduled for Sunday, June 6.

The Parks, Facilities & Lighthouse Committee will be reviewing the other tower tour dates dates for this summer at a meeting in June and will be making a determination on the remaining scheduled tower climbs for this year.

Notice of the cancellations will be on the Lighthouse website, the Village's Facebook page and Village E-News. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.
Wind Point Directory Updates
The Wind Point Community Club is updating the Wind Point Resident Directory and needs your help. They are requesting that Wind Point residents provide the following information for the new directory:
  • First and last names of each person living at your address.
  • The address of your residence.
  • Land line phone number
  • Cell phone number
  • Email address
  • Work and work phone number
  • Winter address

Please only provide the information that you feel comfortable with sharing.

Your directory information can be sent via mail to: Wind Point Community Club, Attn: Sherry Heck, 8 Greenwood Court, Racine WI 53402 or emailed to: [email protected]. Please put "Wind Point Directory Information" in the subject line of your email.
Boat, RV, Camper, and Trailer Storage
With summer here the use of boats, recreation vehicles and trailers picks up. As a reminder, Village ordinances restrict outdoor storage. Up to one boat (and trailer), utility trailer, camper, camper trailer or recreational vehicle may be stored outside between April 1 and October 31. It must be stored in the rear yard between the side building lines of the house and be at least 15 feet from the rear property line.

If you will need to have a boat, trailer or recreational vehicle in your driveway for a short period, a temporary storage permit may be requested from Wind Point Police for a period of up to five days (limited to four times per year, per property). Please contact the Village Office at 262-639-3524 or [email protected] if you have questions.
2020 Property Assessments
The Village's contracted assessor, Associated Appraisal has mailed out notices to property owners where assessed valuations have changed.

If you have questions regarding your valuation, please contact the assessor at 920-749-1995, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can speak to the assessor over the phone, or you can schedule an appointment to meet during Open Book. Open Book will be held on Thursday, June 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Village Office. You do not need to have received an revaluation notice in order to speak to the assessor about your property’s valuation. If you are not able to make the open book time, you can contact Associated Appraisal.

If after Open Book, you wish to contest your assessed value, please contact Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer Casey Griffiths, at 262-639-3524 or  [email protected]  to obtain an Objection Form and make an appointment for Board of Review. You must contact the Village Clerk 48 hours prior to Board of Review. Board of Review is scheduled to be held on Thursday, July 16, 2020 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Village Hall, 4725 Lighthouse Drive.

More information regarding the assessment process can be found by clicking here.
Wind Point Water Consumer Confidence Report
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires drinking water utilities to provide an annual Consumer Confidence Report to help consumers understand the sources of their drinking water. The report also helps consumers make informed decisions about their health and environmental protection.

The Wind Point Water Utility is please to report that our drinking water is safe and meeting Federal and State requirements. You can download the 2019 Consumer Confidence Report by clicking this link.

The 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 would like to obtain a paper copy of the 2019 Wind Point Water Utility Consumer Confidence Report please contact the Administrative Office at 262-639-3524 or [email protected].
Garlic Mustard Information
Garlic mustard is a European woodland plant introduced to North America by early settlers. Garlic mustard starts growing earlier in the season that native plants in Wisconsin, and out competes them. It also produces large quantities of seed, resulting in it rapidly spreading in wooded areas.

Many of our yards are playing host to garlic mustard. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources recommends hand-pulling at or before the onset of flowering begins. You may also try to control infestations with a 1-2% active ingredient solutions of glyphosate, but beware that this solution will kill other plants too. Apply and use safety measures listed on the product label.

To dispose of garlic mustard place the plants in their own separate sealed garbage bags and place them in your regular garbage cart. If you have more bags than the cart can fit, you can arrange a special pick up with Johns Disposal.

For more information about garlic mustard, please visit the Wisconsin DNR's website.
Village Board Updates
The Village Board of Trustees met for a regular meeting on Thursday, May 14, 2020. The following actions took place at the meeting:
  • Accepted the resignation of Charles Manning from the Village Board.
  • Approved the process for filling the open Trustee seat via advertisement of the opening and appointment via an interview with the full Village Board.
  • Approved the agreement for Lake Meadow Drive reconstruction engineering services with Baxter & Woodman.
  • Approved employee stipends for work done during the 2020 Spring Election amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Reviewed the 2019 First Quarter Investment Report.
  • Received an update on 2020 Village Revenue projections.
  • Rejected bids for the Lighthouse Pathway project.
  • Approved the purchase of a portable traffic counting system.
  • Approved Resolution 20-R03 Declaring an Erosion Emergency at the Lighthouse Grounds.
  • Approved Resolution 20-R04 for a Budget Amendment to reallocate funds for the Lighthouse Shoreline work and delay the Lighthouse Grounds pathway and beautification project.
  • Approved an agreement with Vassh Excavating for Lighthouse Grounds shoreline work.
  • Approved the Lighthouse Grounds Historical Signage.
  • Approved combining the Lighthouse Committee and the Parks & Facilities Committee into one committee.
  • Approved the renaming the Public Works & Utilities Committee to the Public Works, Utilities & Environment Committee.
  • Approved the 2020 Committee appointments.
  • Approved the agreement with the Racine Wastewater Utility for the annual Household Hazardous Waste Charges.
  • Referred the Deepwood Preservation Committee's petition request to the Building & Zoning Committee and the Public Works, Utilities and Environment Committee.
  • Recommended that staff move forward with mailing absentee ballot applications to registered voters in the Village.

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 approved and can be found by clicking this link.

The next regular meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the Village Hall (Wind Point Lighthouse) and virtually via WebEx. Information on how to attend virtually is listed below:

Internet (via WebEx app): Click Here for Link
Meeting Number: 126 891 7914
Password: BMhM75xU48M

Phone: +1-408-418-9388
Access code: 126 891 7914
Password: 26467598
Village of Wind Point, Wisconsin
215 E. Four Mile Rd.
Racine, WI 53402