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.

• The Personnel Committee has approved the job descriptions for the town administrative assistant, town administrator and town clerk/treasurer. The electors at the annual town meeting will be asked to approve the town clerk/treasurer position, per state statutes. The administrative assistant position will be a part-time position.

• John Kolodziej, the Door County Highway Commissioner, presented a request for signage for the first loop of a bicycle trail being developed for Door County. The signage for the trail will be provided through a grant from the Door County Board of Realtors. A map for viewing the proposed loops is available at the town office. The board unanimously approved the request.

• Phil Hansotia presented a proposal for promoting the Heritage Road Program. To date 14 roads within Liberty Grove have been designated as Heritage Roads. Gary Farber is researching the historical significance of the roads and will present his report at a future date. The mission of the seven-member committee was to develop an artistic presentation of the Heritage Road idea. In addition to Phil and Gary the members were James Maronek, Lou Covotsos, Tom Tureiff and Bonnie Paruch.

• Due to the high cost of mailed newsletters, the town will begin development of an electronic newsletter to keep residents who sign up for information regarding town operations.

• The offer to help control the invasive species Autumn Olive in Fitzgerald Park by The Clearing was approved, providing application of the herbicide did not require special qualifications.

• The class B beer and liquor license for the Fireside Restaurant at the Hillside in Ellison Bay was approved.

• The board approved the request of Administrator Kalms to make an application to modify the Rowleys Bay launch ramp. This was done to meet the deadline for grant applications. The application is to slightly widen the ramp to accommodate the larger boats, trailers and vehicles prevalent today.

• An open house will be held prior to the annual town meeting on Tuesday, April 21. The open house will be from 6-7 pm, followed by the meeting beginning at 7.

• A mid-year listening/report session has been scheduled for July 14 by the board/finance committee. Informational meetings on the proposed town budget for 2016 will be held Sept. 22 at 1 and 7 pm. The hearing for the town budget will be held Oct. 13 at 7 pm, followed by the town meeting and special town board meeting.