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.

• After many years of using a cassette recorder for taking meeting minutes the town is switching to a digital recorder. The office is planning to be able to provide minutes to interested parties either by a memory stick or via email. Please check with the Town Office for more information.

• David Dorschner provided the board and those in attendance at the July 20 Town Board meeting with an update on his progress in the revaluation he is doing for the town. He has scheduled the “open book” for the week of September 19. The Board of Review will be held on September 28. He may be reached at 920.854.7436.

• The board approved the appointment of Ann Miller and Bud Kalms to the Highway Subcommittee on heritage roads. The also approved the appointment of Supervisor Frank Forkert to the subcommittee. The subcommittee will begin their work in August.

• On one of the hottest days of the summer the board approved snowmobile routes along certain town roads. A list may be obtained at the Town Office.

• Baudhuin Incorporated was hired to prepare an Exterior Survey on a roadway from Porcupine Bay Road into the Grandview Condominiums. Once the survey is complete the Town Crew will begin work on the road.

• The board has referred to the Parks and Property Committee the investigation of waterfront properties in Gills Rock. The committee will consider possible uses for the properties and if it would be in the long-term interest of the town to consider acquisition of the properties. They will report their findings and recommendation to the Town Board at a later date.

• The board discussed the need for public input at all meetings of committees and the board.

• Reminder that the Shred Fest and Computer and Appliance Recycling will take place August 6. The Summer Listening Session is scheduled for August 11. Details for both are on the town website.

• Found in the Town of Liberty Grove minutes’ books of the 1800s was the notation that in June of 1877 the board let contracts for building a “town house.” The board also attempted to get a deed of lot for the building, but the board could not find the owners of the land.

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.