September 2021
Village Office Closed- September 6
The Village Office will be closed on Monday, September 6 for the Labor Day Holiday. The office will reopen on Tuesday, September 7 at 8:30 a.m.

Garbage, recycling and yard waste collection will be delayed one day and will be picked up by John's Disposal on Tuesday, September 7.

Please remember to have your garbage & recycling carts and yard waste 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!
Community Safety Meeting
The Wind Point Police Department will be hosting another community safety meeting tomorrow, Thursday, September 2 at 6:00 p.m. 

The meeting will provide an update on safety issues and will be an opportunity for residents to discuss concerns regarding safety in the Village.

The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom and at Village Hall (Wind Point Lighthouse). Information on how to access the virtual meeting is below.

If you have any questions please contact Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer Casey Griffiths at 262-639-3524 or [email protected] or Wind Point Police Chief Rick Von Drasek at 262-639-3022 or [email protected].

Zoom Meeting Information
Phone Number: 312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 862 7684 0989
Passcode: 088764
Villas of Wind Point Development Update
On Thursday, August 12, the Village Board approved Newport Development’s request for an extension to the conditional rezoning of the former school property. The property was rezoned last August from Institutional District to Multi-Family Residential District with a Planned Development Overlay. As a condition of original rezoning approval, Newport Development was required to begin construction on the development's infrastructure improvements, including roads, stormwater, sanitary sewer and water, within one year of the original rezoning approval. Due to delays related to Newport's examination of various alternatives for the sanitary sewer system, they were unable to meet the construction start deadline of August 2020.

The approval of the rezoning extension requires Newport Development to begin construction on its infrastructure within the next six months. Newport will also be required to hold public information meetings for Wind Point residents with updates on the project's status.

More information about the project including information on approved building design, emergency access & traffic, roads, parking, sanitary sewer and the stormwater pond can be found on the Village's Villas of Wind Point development project page by clicking here.
Wind Point Lighthouse Open Tower Climbs
The Wind Point Lighthouse will be hosting open tower climbs on Saturday, September 4 and Sunday, September 5. Open tower climbs are a great way to learn about the history of the Wind Point Lighthouse and to get a one-of-a-kind view of Racine County.

Due to concerns over COVID, the Village has implemented changes to tower climbs. Information of COVID policy can be viewed here.

Each tower climb is 30 minutes. The first climb begins at 10:00 a.m. with the final climb beginning at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children (ages 6-11). You can pre-purchase tickets by going to Eventbrite.

While walk ups are welcome we encourage the pre-purchasing of tickets.

If you have any questions please contact the Wind Point Lighthouse Keepers at [email protected] or call the Lighthouse at 262-639-3777.
Wind Point Living- Free Movie Night
Come out to Mulligan Mini Golf/ Buddy's Sports Grill, 6633 Douglas Ave, for Wind Point Living Magazine's free outdoor moving night on Saturday, September 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Please remember to bring your own chairs.

Thank you to Piggly Wiggly on Erie Street for sponsoring the event.

Questions about the event can be directed to Wind Point Living Magazine's Gary Smith at [email protected].
Village Budget Wins Award for
Seventh Straight Year
For the seventh consecutive year, the Village of Wind Point has received a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award form the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). In order to receive this award a government must publish a budget document that meets nationally recognized guidelines and program criteria as a policy document, as a financial plan, as an operations guide and as a communications device.

The award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting and it is a significant achievement for Village. The award reflects the commitment of the Village Board and Village staff to meet the highest principles of governmental budgeting.

The Village previously received GFOA awards in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
One the most effective ways to stop the spread of COVID-19 is to get vaccinated. Vaccines are safe, effective, free and widely available. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) recommends that everyone ages 12 and older get a COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves and others from COVID-19.

Wisconsin residents are now eligible for a $100 vaccination award if they receive their first dose at a vaccination site before September 6, 2021. More information on the rewards program can be found on the DHS Website.

Below are helpful search tools and services where you can find locations to get a COVID-19 vaccination:

  • From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. You just need to enter your ZIP code and the search tool will identify locations near you.

  • 211 Wisconsin- This site will help you find pop-up or one-day vaccination clinics near you.

Village Board Updates
The Village Board of Trustees held a regular meeting on Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. The following actions took place at the meeting:

  • Tabled action on an agreement with Racine County for IT services.
  • Approved a stipend for outstanding work by Public Works employee Joe Thoennes during the February 2020 snow storm.
  • Approved the use of a recognition award plaque for outstanding service to the Village.
  • Reviewed the 2021 Second Quarter Village investment reports.
  • Reviewed the role of the Village Administrator at public meetings.
  • Approved the final payment to Workman Enterprises for the Wind Point Lighthouse pathway project.
  • Tabled action on the purchase of audio-visual equipment for the Village Hall (Lighthouse).
  • Approved the designs for new interpretive Lighthouse Historical signs.
  • Approved a six-month extension of the conditional rezoning for the former Wind Point School property for Newport Development.
  • Approved the meeting policy for citizen comments at Village meetings.
  • Approved the time change for Village Board meetings from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Approved an intergovernmental agreement for the creation of a Racine County Public Health Division to begin in 2022.
  • Approved a proposal to remove dead trees from the Village owned property at 4403 Main Street (Outlot 1).
  • Approved private well permits for 101 White Sand Lane, 5190 Hunt Club Rd, and 5220 Wind Point Road.
  • Approved a change of agent for alcohol sale licensees for Wingspread and the Council House.
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 9 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Hall (Lighthouse) 4725 Lighthouse Drive and virtually via Zoom. Details on how to access the meeting virtually are below.

Phone: 312-626-6799
Meeting Number: 994 7542 7126
Passcode: 120780
Village of Wind Point, Wisconsin
215 E. Four Mile Rd.
Racine, WI 53402