May 2020
Municipal Judge Vacancy
The Wind Point-North Bay Joint Municipal Court judge’s seat is currently open due to the recent passing away of Judge John Knuteson. The Village Boards of Wind Point and North Bay are seeking candidates interested in being appointed to temporarily fill this position until April 30, 2021. In order to qualify for the position an interested candidate must have the following qualifications:
  • Be a resident of the Villages of Wind Point or North Bay;
  • Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Wisconsin;
  • Be 18 years of age; and
  • Must be a legal citizen of the United States

Please submit your letter of interest and statement of qualifications, no later than 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, 2020 to the attention of the Village Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer, Casey Griffiths, at 215 E. Four Mile Rd., Racine, WI 53402 or [email protected].

The Wind Point and North Bay Boards have scheduled to conduct interviews of the interested candidates at a joint meeting on Thursday, June 11.
2020 Property Assessments
The Village’s contracted assessor, Associated Appraisal has mailed notices of reassessment to property owner’s whose properties have seen a change in their assessment. You will receive a notice only if your property’s valuation has changed. Notices were mailed out to property owners around April 23.

Open Book, which is a time to meet with the assessor in person to discuss your property valuation, is currently scheduled to take place on Thursday, June 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Village Office. However, as there are concerns with COVID-19, we are requesting that, if you need to speak with the assessor, please consider contacting them directly before Open Book at 920-749-1995 or [email protected].

After speaking to the assessor, if you wish to contest your property valuation, please contact Village 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. Board of Review is currently scheduled to be held on Thursday, July 16, 2020 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Village Hall, 4725 Lighthouse Drive. You must contact the Village at least 48 hours prior to Board of Review in order to object to your assessment.
Village Office Services During COVID-19
For the safety of our residents and staff, the Village Office is currently closed to the public. While the office is closed, were are accepting payments for yard waste stickers, permits, court citations and water bills in our drop box located outside the office on the circle driveway next to the tennis courts.

Beginning on Monday, May 4, we will begin offering drive-up service for residents to use. To use this service please call ahead to the office at 262-639-3529 with your request. A Village Staff member will schedule a time for you to pick up your items. At the appointed time, a Staff member will meet you outside the office underneath the blue tent. Payment using the drive-up service should be with a check made out to the Village of Wind Point, or if you are paying cash, please have exact change.

Safer at Home Order Extended
On April 24 the Wisconsin Department of Health Services issued an extension to the original Safer at Home Order. The extension remains in effect until 8:00 am on Tuesday, May 26. Most of the original Safer at Home order remains in effect with the extension. There are a few exceptions to the order that allow libraries to offer curbside pickup and golf courses to open. According to the City of Racine, Shoop Park Golf Course will reopen with limited services after May 15. The Racine Public Library is offering curbside pick up. You can take advantage of the service by calling 262-217-7631 or by going to the Library's online catalog.

In accordance with the State's extension of the Safer at Home order, the Village has extended its State of Emergency until Monday, May 25 at 11:59 p.m. The Village Green playground, tennis courts and pickleball courts will remain closed until this time. The Village is not currently taking rental requests for the Village Green Pavilion or the Lighthouse. The Village Green walking paths and Lighthouse Grounds remain open. If you take advantage of these recreational facilities, please make sure that you are practicing proper social distancing.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this difficult time. If you have any questions please contact the Village Office at [email protected] or 262-639-3524.
Building Permit Reminders
If you are planning on doing home improvement work, please check whether your project requires a permit. Home renovation projects require permits be issued before work begins. Although contractors are usually hired to complete the work, it is ultimately the homeowner’s responsibility to ensure that permits were properly obtained prior to starting the work. Fees are doubled for permits obtained after work has started and if work is completed without permits there may be additional penalties. For a list of home projects, and whether they require a permit, please visit the Building Permit page on the Village's website.

Even though the Village Office is currently closed to the public, you can download the permit application from the Village's website here. The completed application can be sent to the Village Office by mail to 215 E. Four Mile Road, Racine, WI 53402, or by using the secure drop-box located outside the Village Office next to the tennis courts.

Payments can be made using cash, check or money order. If you are unsure of how much your permit fee will be, please contact the inspector who will handle your permit. They can help you calculate your permit fee and also answer any questions about the permitting process.

  • Building & HVAC: Al Kosterman, 262-989-9215
  • Electrical: Gregg Hansen, 262-977-0488
  • Plumbing: Rick Herman, 262-498-3191

For general permit questions please contact the Village Office at [email protected] or 262-639-3524.
May Hazardous Waste Collection Cancelled
The Racine Wastewater Utility’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection event scheduled for Saturday, May 16 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Residents are encouraged to keep their unwanted household hazardous waste (such as oil paint, pesticides, pool chemicals, antifreeze, rechargeable batteries and other hazardous substances) until the next scheduled Racine Wastewater Utility's Household Hazardous Waste Collection event currently scheduled for Saturday, June 20 from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at 6200 21st Street (west of Hwy 31).

For additional information please visit:
Open Burning Reminder
Controlled open burning of yard waste materials is allowed in the Village between the hours of 12:00 p.m and 7 p.m. Please be considerate of your neighbors and plan to burn when it is not windy. The fire must be at least 10 feet from your property line and you may not burn wet, combustible rubbish, garbage, oily substances, asphalt, plastic, rubber products or other material which creates dense smoke or causes a nuisance.

As an alternative to burning, the Village encourages residents to take advantage of yard waste collection services such as John's Disposal's weekly yard waste pick up and the Village's monthly branch collection.
May Branch Collection- Delayed One Week
Due to a scheduling conflict, May branch pickup will be delayed one week. The pick up was originally scheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 12 but will now begin on Monday, May 18.

There is no penalty if you have your branches out by May 12 and there is no need to move your branches from the curb if they are out between May 12 and May 18.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. If you have any questions please contact the Village Office at 262-639-3524.
2020 Spring General Election Results
A total of 912 ballots were cast in the 2020 Spring Election,167 at the polls and 745 absentee ballots (mailed and in-person) for a total voter turnout of 67%.

In the Village races on the ballot, Emily Lawrence and Casey Jones were re-elected as Village Trustees and Brian Biernat was elected to his first term on the Village Board. To view a summary of all the races on the Village of Wind Point ballot please click here.
Village Board Updates
The Board of Trustee's meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 9 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The next regular meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 14 at 5:30 p.m. For the safety of our residents, elected officials and staff, the May meeting will be conducted remotely using WebEx. There are three ways to observe this meeting remotely.

Join by web browser
Click this Meeting Link and follow the instructions as prompted on the screen.
Meeting number: 625 651 245
Password: fZFJpZ2Y2u8

Join by phone
Dial this phone number: +1-408-418-9388 and type in the following information
Access code: 625 651 245
Password: 39357929

Join by video system
You can also dial and enter your meeting number.
Password: 39357929

If you have any questions about how to connect to the meeting please contact the Village Administrator Casey Griffiths at 262-639-3524 or [email protected].
Village of Wind Point, Wisconsin
215 E. Four Mile Rd.
Racine, WI 53402