May 2019
2019 Spring General Election Results
A total of 623 ballots were cast in Wind Point for the 2019 Spring General Election on Tuesday, April 2, representing a 46% turnout of registered voters in the Village. This is an increase of 110 ballots (21%) over the 2018 election. The turnout rate increased by 5 percentage points.

In the village races on the ballot, incumbent Susan Sanabria was re-elected as Wind Point Village President; incumbents Don Gloo, Charlie Manning, and Marty Meissner were re-elected as Wind Point Village Trustees; and incumbent John Knutsen was re-elected as the Municipal Judge for Wind Point and North Bay. Here is a summary of all of the races on the Wind Point ballot.
Vaccinations Recommended After Measles Outbreaks in Several States
[Reprinted from the City of Racine Public Health Department web site.]

Several states, including Illinois, Iowa, and Michigan are experiencing ongoing measles outbreaks. This serves as a good reminder that the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine is the best way to protect yourself from contracting measles. The MMR vaccine provides 97% protection against measles.

“Measles is an acute, highly contagious viral disease. A small number of cases are capable of quickly producing epidemics,” said Dottie-Kay Bowersox, Public Health Administrator for the City of Racine Public Health Department. Symptoms include fever, runny nose, cough and rash; severe cases may result in death. Although measles is usually considered a childhood disease, it can be contracted at any age.

Generally, preschool children, adolescents, young adults and inadequately-immunized individuals comprise the majority of measles cases in the United States. There is no specific treatment for measles. “The best way to protect yourself and your family against measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases is by immunization,” says Bowersox.

To obtain a measles vaccination, call your health care provider or your local public health department.

For more information, read this Measles Fact Sheet from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
Wind Point Lighthouse Updates
Open Tower Days
Online reservations are available for tours at the Wind Point Lighthouse this summer! Open Tower Days take place on the first Sunday of the month, from June to October, as well as select Saturdays. Online reservations are recommended, as many tours sell out. The tours are a great opportunity to take in the history of the lighthouse and the breathtaking views from the top of the tower! To make reservations,   visit the tour webpage on EventBrite . If you are interested in volunteering at the tours, please contact the lighthouse keepers, at 262.639.3777 or lhkeeper@windpoint.org .

Commercial Photography Permit
Professional photographers wishing to use the lighthouse grounds for video or photography for business purposes must first obtain a Commercial Photography Permit. Like in nearby local parks and many national parks, the photography permit is necessary for photography used for merchandise, formal wedding or engagement photography or any other photography that will be used in the stream of commerce. A permit is not required for informal/candid photography or photography associated with a scheduled rental. For more information and to obtain the permit online, visit windpointlighthouse.org/permit .
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Lakeshore Clean Up Set for June 1
After a long, stormy winter, it's time once again to hit the beach--for a clean up!

Join your Wind Point friends and neighbors at 11:30 A.M. on June 1 at the Shoop Park Golf Course clubhouse. After a quick orientation, volunteers will head down to the lakefront to collect the debris, garbage, and litter that washed up over the past several months. Teams will work north from the golf course toward the Wind Point Lighthouse before returning to the clubhouse at 12:30 P.M. for a pizza luncheon provided by Mario’s Restaurant.

Wind Pointers have a long tradition of pride in the community. The clean-up is a great way to meet some neighbors, get some fresh air and exercise, make a difference, and enjoy some delicious food. Last year, over 100 pounds of garbage was removed from the shoreline in just over an hour!

Remember to bring your hat, gloves, and sturdy shoes. Garbage bags will be provided.

Please RSVP to Gary Smith ( gary.smith@n2pub.com ) so enough food will be ordered. Even if you can't RSVP at this time but are free that morning, please still come out to participate in this great event.
Kenosha Kingfish Host Kalamazoo Growlers
At Fourth Annual Wind Point Night
The fourth annual Wind Point Night at the Kenosha Kingfish will take place on Saturday, July 20 at 6:40 p.m.

Join fellow minor league fans in a semi-private seating area at historic Simmons Field in Kenosha as the Kingfish take on the Kalamazoo Growlers in a Northwoods League match-up.

For the first time, Wind Point Night will take place at a Saturday evening game, so that means fireworks after the last out!

Tickets will include all-you-can-eat ball park food through the fifth inning, and all-you-can-drink soda and bottled water. Also included will be a voucher for thee adult beverages, ice cream, or kids games.

Tickets will be available beginning on Memorial Day weekend at Nonna Wells Pizzeria, 1317 Four Mile Road.

This event is organized by Wind Point Living Magazine.
Plan Ahead for Your Block Party
So, you've volunteered to organize the block party this year. Good for you! Here's what you need to know about using the street for your party.

Neighborhood block parties do not require a formal street permit application if the portion of the street that is used does not exceed 300 feet in length . However, you must have prior approval from the Wind Point Police in order to use any part of the street for your party or restrict the flow of traffic in any way .

When planning a block party, please contact the Police non-emergency number (262.639.3022) well in advance to discuss your plans or get more information.
Lawn Maintenance Reminder
Residents are reminded that the village ordinance requires lawns to be kept below 12 inches in height. If grass is allowed to grow above this height, the Village may have the lawn mowed--and have the serviced billed to the property owner. Residents are also responsible for maintaining lawns in public right-of-way areas adjacent to their property. For any questions, please contact the Village Office at   info@windpoint.org .
Five Ways to Deal With Wild Turkeys
Several Wind Point residents have reported encounter wild turkeys in the area recently.

Once a rare sight, these days it’s not uncommon to see a flock of wild turkeys near the golf course or in residential neighborhoods. Drawn into urban and suburban areas looking for food and mates, wild turkeys are loved by some but may be a nuisance or source of fear for others.

Here is a list of five ways you can resolve a wild turkey problem in your neighborhood from the Humane Society of the United States.
Village Board Updates
The Village Board of Trustees met for a regular meeting on April 12, 2019. The following actions took place at the meeting:

  • Heard a recap of the 2019 Spring General Election.
  • Accepted the low bid from Hardy & Jensen tor the installation of replacement windows at the Village Offices.
  • Heard an update from the Lighthouse Committee on the 2019 schedule of tower climb dates and the April 13 lighthouse volunteers appreciation luncheon.

The Village Board of Trustees met for a special meeting on April 13, 2019. During this meeting, the Village Board interviewed three finalists for the position of Village Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer. Following discussion the Village Board voted unanimously to offer the position to the top candidate. Look for a special issue of the E-News in the coming weeks introducing the new Village Administrator!

The next regular meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the Village Hall (Wind Point Lighthouse).
Village of Wind Point, Wisconsin
215 E. Four Mile Rd.
Racine, WI 53402
262.639.3524