Notes from the Grove

Welcome to the Notes from the Grove providing Liberty Grove residents and visitors tidbits of information about goings on in town government.

Quick reminders: During town hall remodeling and new construction, the town offices are in their temporary location at the North Fire Station. Town and committee meetings are being held at the Ellison Bay Community Center. Please check the calendar on the town Web Site for times and possible location changes. With the exception of posted closed sessions all meeting are open to the public.

Town Board meetings are held the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Committees have been asked to schedule their meetings on set dates for consistency. As those dates are established they will be posted on the monthly calendars.

• The combined Board and Plan Commission listening session on Monday, October 12 was well attended. Mariah Goode from Door County Planning Department and Mark Walter from the Bay Lakes Regional Planning Commission answered many questions.

The listening session focused on Chapter 8 of the Liberty Grove Comprehensive Plan and how it relates to our zoning and the Door County Plan. It was stressed that the “plans” are how the town and county would like to see land use in the future. Our zoning is what is currently in place for land use.

The Plan Commission held its regular meeting following the “listening session.” A decision was made to continue reviewing Chapter 8. Once a review of the entire Town Comprehensive Plan is completed the commission will forward to the town board their recommendations.

• Bud reports that construction continues to be close to the schedule for the Town Hall addition. We are still anticipating a late November date for completion. There has been no communication from the Postal Department regarding the remodeling of the Ellison Bay Post Office. Plans and cost estimates were submitted in early September well ahead of the September 30th deadline.

• The various committees are continuing to work on their budgets. The Budget Hearing that was scheduled for November 11 will now occur on Monday, November 16 at 6 pm to allow additional time for committees to complete their work. It will take place at the Ellison Bay Community Center. You are encouraged to attend the Budget Hearing.

To contact John Lowry regarding the Town of Liberty Grove or information found within this column, email [email protected] or call the Town of Liberty Grove at 920.854.2934.