September 2020
Polling Place Change for November 3 Election
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 to the Public Works Garage is located on the south side of the building. Parking will be available for voters in the lot to the south of the garage, as shown on the map below. Additional parking will also be available next to Village Green playground. Voters will be receiving a postcard in the mail in the next few weeks as a reminder of the location change.

The change in the polling place location is due to the unavailability of the Prairie School's Johnson Athletic Center (JAC). Representatives from the Prairie School recently informed the Village the school is using the space normally reserved for voting for class instruction. As in-person instruction has resumed, the school has needed to modify its instruction locations in order to keep students socially distant.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Casey Griffiths, Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer at 262-639-3524 or [email protected].
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 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday September 8, 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 September 10 Board Meeting. If you have any questions please contact the Village Administrative Office at 262-639-3524.
Village Office Closed- September 7
The Village Office will be closed on Monday, September 7 for the Labor Day Holiday. The office will reopen on Tuesday, September 8 at 8:30 a.m.

Garbage, recycling and yard waste collection will be delayed one day and will be picked up on Tuesday, September 8. Please remember to have your garbage & recycling carts placed within 2 feet of the road, on one side of your driveway before 7:00 a.m.

Have a happy and safe Labor Day weekend!
Absentee Voting Information
We strongly encourage voters to vote absentee given concerns over voting in person during the COVID pandemic and the change in polling place to the Public Works Garage. If you would like to vote absentee in the upcoming election there are two ways to do it.

Absentee Voting – by mail
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. Requests for an absentee ballot can be made now. The deadline for a voter to request a mailed absentee ballot is 5:00 p.m. on October 29. Absentee ballots must be received by the Village no later than 8:00 p.m. on November 3 in order to be counted, so please make sure to plan accordingly. It's a good idea to make your request as early as possible in order to allow for enough time for the ballot to get to you and for you to return it. You may return your absentee ballot to the Village in one of four ways:

  • Via Mail: Postage is provided on the return envelope. The U.S. Postal Service states that it takes approximately 5-7 days for mail to arrive at its destination, so if you plan to return you ballot via the mail, make sure to allow enough time for it to get to the Village Office by November 3.

  • In Person Delivery: Village staff can take your absentee ballot at the Village Office, 215 E. Four Mile Road, during normal business hours, Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Secure Drop Box: There is a secure drop box located outside the Village Office, next to the Village Green tennis courts that can be used 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Drop Off at Polls on Election Day: You can return your absentee ballot directly to the Chief Election Inspector at the polls. Polls open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m.

Absentee Voting – in person
In person voting will begin on Tuesday, October 20 at the Village Office. Hours 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, as shown in the map below, and pull up to the blue tent with the "Vote Here" sign, located outside the Village Office.

A motion sensor alarm will alert staff in the office that you have arrived. A Village staff member will come out to assist you with voting. There will be no need for you to leave your car. Due to the need for Village office staff to come within six feet of your car with a ballot we are requesting that you wear as mask when coming to vote. Village staff will be wearing masks and all equipment used by voters will be sterilized and cleaned between voters.
Voter Registration Information
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 ways that you can register to vote:

  • Via Mail : Registrations can be mailed to the Village Office, 215 E. Four Mile Rd. Racine, WI 53402. Mailed registrations must be postmarked no later than October 14. After this date a voter will need to register in person or at the polls.

  • Online: You may register to vote by going to 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 11:59 p.m. on October 14. After this date a voter will need to register in person or at the polls.

  • In Person: Registrations can be received in person at the Village Office, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The final day to register in person is Friday, October 30.

  • At the Polls: Voters may register to vote at the polls on Election Day. The polls are open 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 and bring the completed form with you. You will also need to provide an acceptable proof of residency document with your registration.

If you have any questions or concerns about voting please contact the Village Office at 262-639-3524 or [email protected].
Wind Point Police Updates
Due to recent events in the City of Kenosha, many residents are concerned about disturbances occurring outside of the Kenosha area. The Wind Point Police Department, out of an abundance of caution, investigates any rumors of disturbances seriously. Our officers continue to actively patrol the Village and investigate any suspicious activity. The police department cooperates with other local law enforcement agencies in Racine County and Southeastern Wisconsin to share information to ensure that our community remains safe. 

To assist the police department in local public safety efforts, please report suspicious activity to the police department immediately. Serious crimes or emergencies should be reported via 9-1-1, while minor or non-emergency incidents can be reported to the Racine County Joint Communications Center at 262-886-2300. 

If you have any questions for the Wind Point Police directly, please email the department at [email protected] or call the police department office at 262-639-3022.
Lake Meadow Drive Road Work Complete
Work to repave Lake Meadow Drive was completed on Wednesday, August 19. The project took approximately two and a half weeks. The work included the removal of the existing asphalt, regrading of the base surface and the construction of new asphalt. Drainage improvements were also made to ditches and culverts along the road.

We appreciate residents' patience during the road work.
Village Board Updates
The Village Board of Trustees held a regular meeting on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. The following actions took place at the meeting:

  • Approved ordinances to rezone and amend the Village's comprehensive land use plan to change the land use designation for the former Wind Point School property from institutional to multi-family, to allow for the construction of the Villas of Wind Point twindimumum project.
  • Approved a change order for the Lake Meadow Drive road repaving project, in order to repair an stormwater inlet.
  • Reviewed the 2020 2nd Quarter Village Investment Report.
  • Discussed the schedule for the 2021 Village Budget meetings.
  • Approved the soliciting of applications for the vacant Village Trustee position, with interviews to be held for interested candidates at the September Village Board meeting.
  • Approved private well operation permits for eight residential properties.
  • Discussed possible revisions regarding the fee for private well operation permits.
  • Reviewed a proposal to adopt a Racine County sales tax.
  • Approved a resolution placing an advisory referendum on the November General Election ballot, asking voters whether they support a non-partisan process for congressional redistricting in 2021.
  • Cancelled the proposed 2020 Village Movie Night in Village Green park due to public health concerns.

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, September 10 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: 126 886 2471
Password: dZpdGNua793

Number: +1-415-655-0001 US Toll
Access code: 126 886 2471
Pass code: 39734682
Village of Wind Point, Wisconsin
215 E. Four Mile Rd.
Racine, WI 53402