Published by the Village of Union Grove - March 2020
Recreation Department Updates
Union Grove Recreation Department offers a variety of sports and activities to help keep residents active. While the youth basketball season is wrapping up, the following programs now have open registration:

  • Youth T-Ball and Coach Pitch - Registration is open now through April 4. T-Ball is open to 4 and 5 year olds and the fee is $50.00 per child. Coach Pitch is open to 6 and 7 years and the fee is $70.00 per child. Both leagues are co-ed. Team and coach placements are in mid-April. Practices start mid-May and games start in June and run through early July. For registration forms, click here.

  • Dodgeball - Come one, come all and join the new dodgeball leagues! Provides an opportunity to exercise, socialize and have fun, while learning the rules of the game. Leagues are forming for all age groups from 4 years to adults. Games will take place Monday evenings from March 30 to May 5. Registration is open now through March 13. For registration forms, click here.

  • Yoga - Offered Tuesdays at the Union Grove Municipal Center (first floor Community Room) from 4-5 p.m. Open to all skill/experience levels. Cost is $8 per session; no registration required - just show up! Extra mats available. For questions, e-mail

Information about upcoming Racine County Girls Fastpitch League registrations will be posted soon. Also, look for an announcement about "First Tee" youth golf development program coming soon from the Union Grove Rec. Department.
Election News
There were 445 ballots cast for the Spring Primary Election on February 18, 2020, representing a 16.9% turnout of registered voters. The only race on the ballot in Union Grove was the statewide primary for Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice. The vote totals for this race in Union Grove were: Daniel Kelly–312 votes, Jill J. Karofsky–105 votes and Ed Fallone–27 votes.

Spring Election on April 7
The next election will be the spring election on Tuesday, April 7. The ballot will contain races for the Village, school districts, county and state offices, as well as the U.S. Presidential Preference primary. Absentee ballots will be mailed out in mid-March to voters who have submitted a request. In-person absentee voting will be available at the Union Grove Municipal Center during the two weeks leading up the election (March 23-April 3) between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (or by appointment). For more information, visit the Elections & Voting webpage .
Kurk Concrete broke ground on "The Pavilion at School Yard Park" on Friday, February 28! Construction is expected to be completed by May. Look for an announcement this spring on the grand opening event and ribbon-cutting. For more information on the project, click here.
Land Use Planning Updates
Plan Commission will meet on Monday, March 2 at 6 p.m. to discuss the next steps in the Land Use Plan Update process. Village Planner Craig Huebner has prepared a report recapping the feedback received at the public workshop on January 29. The report also provides initial recommendations for the new 2050 Future Land Use Map for Union Grove. For more information about the project, and to view the planner's report that will be presented to the Plan Commission, visit
U.S. Census Postcards Coming this Month
The U.S. Census Bureau will mail postcards to every household in the United States starting in March. The postcard will request each household to complete the survey by Census Day on April 1, 2020. The census can be completed online, by telephone or by mail. This is the first year the census will be available online. You can fill out your survey using any Internet-enabled device (cellphone, computer, tablet, etc.).

Why the Census is Important
It is important to participate in the 2020 Census because this is a way to make your voice matter! By filling out the Census survey you are letting the U.S. government know how many people are living in Union Grove. The government uses this figure to determine how much federal money to give each state and how many representatives can go to Congress. By making yourself count, you are helping improve your community by ensuring your community and state have the appropriate number of representatives and money to provide resources and services for you and your neighbors. It is free, confidential and safe.

To learn more about the 2020 Census and how to get involved locally, visit .
New home construction is well underway near 18th Ave. and 69th Dr. A total of 10 building permits have been pulled for single-family homes (being built by Allan Builders), along with six multi-family buildings and an office. The developer plans to have completed homes available for sale this summer.
Deadline for Pet Licenses is April 1
Dog and cat owners are reminded to obtain annual licenses by April 1 to avoid a late fee or fine. The normal fee for the license is $10.00 per neutered/spayed animal and $15.00 per un-neutered/un-spayed animals. Submit the license fee along with a copy of an unexpired rabies certificate obtained from your veterinarian to the Village Office. If you have licensed your pet in the past, and the rabies vaccination is still good, you do not need to submit proof - we have it on file. If submitting by mail, be sure to include a self-addressed stamped envelope for the receipt and tag to be returned to you. For questions, call 262-878-1818.
Alternate Side Parking Ends March 15
Alternate side parking is in effect through March 15. During this period, overnight parking is permitted only on the even-numbered side of the street on the nights bearing an even calendar date during the hours from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m., and on the odd-numbered side of the street on those nights bearing an odd calendar date during the hours from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. on any street in the Village, except Main Street where there is no overnight parking.
Community Event Calendar
Did you know... the Village of Union Grove website has a Community Calendar listing upcoming events that are open to the public. The calendar is limited to non-profit/non-commercial events. To submit a listing, send an email to or call Village Hall at 262-878-1818. Following are upcoming event listings for the month of March:

  • March 7 - American Legion Riders Spaghetti Dinner
  • March 7 - United Methodist Church Chili Supper
  • March 10 - Bernie Backus' Program on Union Grove in the 1950s at Union Grove Congregational
  • March 12 - "Edith Galt Wilson - To End All Wars" Presentation at Union Grove Municipal Center
  • March 13 - "Doctor Who" and Society at Union Grove Congregational
  • March 14 - Corned Beef & Cabbage Event at Westosha Senior Center
  • March 16 - Community Blood Drive at Union Grove Municipal Center
  • March 21 - Racine Co. Foster Parent Information Session
  • March 24 - Free Community Meal at Union Grove Congregational
  • March 26 - American Rural Cemetery Movement at Graham Public Library
  • March 29 - Commander's Waffle Breakfast at American Legion
  • March 30 - Book Discussion Group at Graham Public Library

A number of weekly events are held at Graham Public Library, including Homeschool STEAM Time on Wednesdays, Make-N-Take on Fridays, AARP Tax Aide on Saturdays and more. See the Calendar webpage for more information.
Village Board Updates
The Village Board held regular meetings on February 10 and February 24. Following is a recap of Village Board actions that took place at this meeting:

February 10 Regular Meeting:
  • Approved Resolution 20-05, a substitute relocation order for the purpose of acquiring private property and private property interests to provide public right-of-way specifically a public alley.
  • Approved Ordinance 20-02, amending in part and creating in part Section 70-7 of the Code of Ordinances regarding the smoking ban in the Village laid out in Wis. Stat. § 101.123 and including electronic smoking devices in that ban.
  • Reviewed an unsafe structure located at 1450 11th Ave. #69.
  • Approved Pay Request #1 submitted by Globe Contractors for 10th Avenue and High Street Storm Sewer Improvements in the amount of $88,981.75.
  • Approved a request from Greater Union Grove Area Chamber of Commerce for National Night Out at School Yard Park on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.

February 24 Regular Meeting:
  • Approved a renewal contract with Racine County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC) for economic development services.
  • Approved an entertainment stage sponsorship agreement.
  • Approved a request submitted by Graham Public Library for use of the municipal center for upcoming children's programs (and any future programs if the room is available).
  • Reviewed a "Welcome to Union Grove" mural project by Leadership Union Grove.
  • Instructed the village administrator to proceed with drafting strategic goals for the Village.
Upcoming Meetings Schedule
Meetings will be held at Union Grove Municipal Center, 925 15th Ave., unless otherwise noted. Meeting dates and times are subject to change.

  • March 2 - Plan Commission (6 p.m.)
  • March 3 - Entertainment Stage Fundraising & Events (5 p.m.)
  • March 9 - Village Board (6 p.m.)
  • March 11 - Library Board (5 p.m. at the library)
  • March 11 - Fire Commission (6 p.m. at the fire station)
  • March 12 - Building Board (5 p.m.)
  • March 16 - Water, Wastewater, Storm Water & Streets (6 p.m.)
  • March 17 - Community Development Authority (6 p.m.)
  • March 23 - Village Board (6 p.m.)
  • March 24 - Police Commission (5:30 p.m.)
  • March 30 - Recreation & Parks Committee (6 p.m.)

Visit the Village Meetings webpage for meeting agendas, which are posted at least 24 hours before the meeting time.