October 2020
Welcome Back to the Village Board Janet!
By unanimous vote, the Village Board appointed Janet Bernberg to the fill the vacant Village Trustee position that was recently made open by the resignation of Charlie Manning. Including Ms. Bernberg, there were four Village residents who applied and were interviewed for the vacant seat. The term of this seat ends in April of 2021.

Janet is no stranger to the Village Board or local government, with over 18 years of experience as an elected official. She served on the Village Board for twelve years, six as Village Trustee and six as Village President. During her time on the Board, the Village acquired the Lighthouse from the U.S. Coast Guard, helped preserve Shoop Park, and oversaw the completion and implementation of the Village's master drainage study.

Most recently Janet, served as Racine County Supervisor for the 10th District. During her six years on the County Board, she served on the Finance and Human Resources Committee, the Executive Committee and chaired the Government Services Committee. During these six years the County Board entered into agreements with Foxconn and the State of Wisconsin to build a state of the art manufacturing center. She was also part of a County Board that helped to enhance Pritchard Park with the construction of an outdoor swimming facility, new ball fields and grandstands.

Welcome back to the Village Board Janet!
4403 Main Street Property Update
The Village Board recently approved a purchase and sale agreement with KEW Investments for the purchase of the Village owned property at 4403 Main Street. The agreement places conditions on KEW Investments that will need to be met to the satisfaction of the Village prior to closing on the property. The agreement's conditions include:

  • KEW Investments will be required to complete a site investigation of the property, which will include a wetland delineation. The boundaries of wetlands on a property must be precisely known for development projects. The determination of the wetland boundaries is done through procedures specified in state and federal rules and is completed by a professional who has a certification to conduct wetland investigatory work.

  • 40% of the property is required to be preserved as greenspace, which is twice as much as Village's zoning code requirement that 20% of greenspace be maintained. The agreement allows the Village Board to modify the 40% requirement, if necessary as the process evolves.

  • Any development must be no more than 10 single family homes.

  • KEW Investments will be required to hold at least one public meeting regarding their proposed plans for the property in order to solicit feedback and hear comments from residents. The agreement requires that they consider the public comments and concerns in creating their final development plans before closing.

The Village Board considered the agreement with KEW Investments after considerable deliberation and discussion. The decision to enter into the agreement for the property is consistent with the recommendations made at the joint meeting of the Public Works, Utilities & Environment Committee and Building & Zoning Committee held on June 24. The recommendations included retracting the Village's request for proposals for multiple-family housing and to conduct an investigation of the buildable areas on the property for single family homes through the completion of a wetland delineation and a land survey. The Village examined options to complete the property investigation and determined that the costs for such work would have been $11,600. With the purchase and sale agreement, KEW investments will be responsible for the costs of completing the investigatory work, therefore saving money for the Village.

In addition to the conditions placed on KEW Investments as part of the purchase and sale agreement, any proposed project presented to the Village will need to comply with zoning codes and be reviewed and approved by the Plan Commission, Architectural Review Board and Village Board at public meetings. Notices, in the form of meeting agendas, for all meetings will be posted on the Village's website, Facebook and Twitter.
Voting Information- November Election
Polling Place Location Change
Voting for the November 3 Election will take place at the Village Public Works Garage, 215 E. Four Mile Road. The garage is located at the very end of the driveway along Village Green Park. The entrance door is located on the south side of the building. Parking will be available for voters in the lot to the south of the garage. All currently registered voters received a postcard in the mail as a reminder of the location change.

Absentee Ballots
If you have received your absentee ballot you may vote and return the ballot now to the Village. This can be done via mail, in person to the Village Office or using the secure drop box outside the Village Office. Please remember that both the voter and the voter's witness must sign the return envelope in the highlighted yellow portions. The voter's witness must also provide their address below their signature.

Requesting a Mailed Absentee Ballot
Voters who wish to receive an absentee ballot by mail may do so by submitting an Absentee Ballot Application to the Village Office along with a copy of a valid photo ID, or by requesting a ballot on My Vote WI website. Voters may request a mailed absentee ballot now. The deadline to request a ballot is Thursday, October 29 at 5:00 p.m.

In Person Absentee Voting
In person voting will begin on Tuesday, October 20 at the Village Office. Voting will be on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The final day to vote in person is Friday, October 30. The Village will be offering drive up absentee voting. Simply follow the signs, and pull up to the blue tent with the "Vote Here" sign. A Village staff member will come out to assist you with voting. We are requesting that you wear a mask.

Voter Registration
If you have moved or are a first time voter you will need to register in order to vote in the November Election. In order to be eligible to vote in Wind Point, you must have resided in the Village for 28 consecutive days. If you are unsure of your registration status, go to the My Vote Wisconsin website. There are four options to register to vote.

  • Via mail to the Village Office, 215 E. Four Mile Rd. Racine, WI 53402. The deadline to register via mail is October 14.
  • Online at My Vote Wisconsin. The address for your voter registration must match the address on file with the Wisconsin DMV in order to register online. The deadline to register online is October 14.
  • In person at the Village Office during business hours. Deadline is October 30.
  • At the polls on Election Day from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

If you are registering via mail, in person or at the polls, please complete the Wisconsin Voter Registration Application. You will also need to provide an acceptable proof of residency document with your application.

If you have any questions or concerns about voting please contact the Village Office at 262-639-3524 or [email protected].
Trick or Treat Information
Trick or Treat in Wind Point is scheduled for Saturday, October 31 between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Residents who wish to participate in Trick or Treat should have an outdoor light on.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Village is recommending that residents take the following precautions to ensure their health and safety:

  • Masks should be worn by any child, parent or individual handing out candy or Trick or Treating.

  • Residents should not have trick or treaters come directly up to their door. Instead they should have a table set out with candy either outside their front door or at the end of the driveway. Candy should be spread out on the table and placed in individual ziplock bags or small cups. Do not let trick or treaters grab candy from a bowl.

  • Trick or treaters and those handing out candy should regularly use hand sanitizer, particularly after leaving one home and going to another.

  • Social distancing should always occur with people who are not in the same household.  

Please note that Trick or Treat may be subject to change depending upon COVID-19 concerns. If you have any questions please contact the Village Office at 262-639-3524 or [email protected].
Boat, Camper, RV and Trailer Storage
As a reminder, Village Ordinances are restrictive when it comes to outdoor storage of boats, trailers, and recreational vehicles.

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 rear (back) yard between the side building lines of the house and at least 15 feet from the rear property lines. Snowmobiles may be stored in the same manner as described above between December 15 and March 15, but no more than two may be stored.

If you need to store your boat, trailer or recreational vehicle in your driveway you may request a temporary storage permit from the Wind Point Police Department for a period of up to five days (limited to four times per year). A permit can be requested by calling the non-emergency police office phone number at 262-639-3022.

If you have any questions or to report a violation of the outdoor storage ordinance please contact the Village Office at 262-639-3524 or email [email protected].
Village Board Updates
The Village Board of Trustees held a regular meeting on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. The following actions took place at the meeting:

  • Appointed Janet Bernberg to fill the open Village Trustee seat, for a term ending April 2021.
  • Approved the purchase and sale agreement with KEW Investments, LLC for the Village owned property at 4403 Main Street.
  • Approved the final payment for the Lake Meadow Drive road resurfacing project.
  • Accepted the resignation of Jon Schattner as Village Zoning Administrator
  • Approved private well operation permits for 127 Eldorado Drive, 109 Raven Turn East, 5019 Hunt Club Road, 104 White Sand Lane, 5430 W. Branch Trail and 5100 Darby Place.
  • Approved Resolution 20-R08 designating the Village Public Works Garage at 215 E. Four Mile Road as the polling location for the November General Election.
  • Agreed on Trick or Treat times and recommended procedures.

Please note that this is a synopsis of the items discussed at the Village Board meeting. To view complete meeting minutes for all Village Board and Committee meetings please visit the Agenda and Minutes page on the Village's Website. Minutes are added to the website once they have been approved by the Village Board or the respective committee, which typically occurs at the next regular meeting.

The next regular meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the Village Hall (Lighthouse) 4725 Lighthouse Drive and virtually via Cisco WebEx. Details on how to access the meeting virtually are below:

Internet via the Cisco WebEx App
Meeting number: 126 448 9294
Password: jcVb7JkVK35

Number: +1-415-655-0001 US Toll
Access code: 126 448 9294
Pass code: 52827558
Village of Wind Point, Wisconsin
215 E. Four Mile Rd.
Racine, WI 53402