Notes from the Grove

Welcome to the Notes from the Grove providing Liberty Grove residents and visitors tid bits of information about goings on in Town Government.

• Don’t forget the Town Offices are in their temporary location at the North Fire Station.

• Town and Committee meetings are being held at the Ellison Bay Women’s Club. Please check the calendar on the Town Web site for times and possible location changes.

• Frank Forkert presented the Scenic Byways proposal to the Ephraim Village Board on June 8. Ann Miller has been very instrumental in getting the program before county municipalities. The program provides mechanisms for funding of historic preservation and preservation of areas of natural and geographical interest along the corridor. Cultural activities i.e., festivals, arts, heritage are also promoted. Funding is also available for laying out bike routes along the highway that link up with local routes – and bike lanes. A Scenic Byways meeting was held Thursday, June 18 in Jacksonport. Representatives from Door County Planning, Door County Visitor Bureau, Town of Sevastapol, Liberty Grove, Town of Baileys Harbor, and Town of Jacksonport were in attendence. They are working on the Vision, Corridor Management Plan, and Goals in addition to thinking of a name for the corridor.

• On Friday, June 19 at 9 am the new IT Committee met at the Ellison Bay Woman’s Club. John Skogsbakken was elected chair and Janet Johnson Secretary. Patricia Creed and Frank Forkert are the other members. Anyone interested in joining the committee is asked to contact Frank Forkert at [email protected].

• Bud Kalms reported that the Ad hoc building committee had a pre construction meeting Friday, June 19 at the town hall. It is anticipated the project will start within a week. Frank O Zeise Construction is the General Contractor. Bayside Electric of Baileys Harbor is a subcontractor.

• The grant agreement between the Town of Liberty Grove and the Department of Administration (DOA) Division of Intergovernmental Relations, is being processed for the purchase of the Hidding property. The DOA receives its federal grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The grant is scheduled to be approved by July 1, 2009. If there is a delay in the federal grant the town’s grant agreement will also be delayed. The Coastal Management Grant agreement will become effective on the date of the Department of Administration signing.

• Garrett Bay Road from Highway 42 to Birchwood and all of Old School Road will be closed to thru traffic the morning of June 27 due to the Olde Ellison Bay Days parade. Normal traffic will resume shortly after noon.

• Road oiling has been completed on the majority of gravel roads in the Town that receive oil to control dust during the summer months. Also, Badger, Birchwood and the part of Orchard Road from Flint Ridge to Old Stage are in the process of being graveled and pulverized. Paving is scheduled to begin on these roads on Monday, June 29. Caution is advised when traveling these roads due to loose gravel, dust, and the presence of large machinery. The roads will remain open during these processes.

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.