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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 Women’s Club. Please check the calendar on the Town Web site for times and possible location changes.

• The 10th annual community block party will be held August 1. It is held on Ranch Lane one block east of Highway 42 in downtown Ellison Bay. Please contact Janet Johnson at the Town Offices for details.

• On Monday, August 17 at 7 pm the Liberty Grove Town Board will hold a “Public Hearing” at the Ellison Bay Community Center. The purpose of the meeting is to obtain input from Town Citizens on topics of interest to them. Citizens may speak on any item they wish to present. Board members will gather information but cannot respond to any questions. No action will be taken on topics presented, other than to schedule a meeting of the Board on specific items of interest. A time limit of three minutes per citizen will be allowed.

• On the recommendation of the IT Committee, the Town Board approved a contract with Town Web Design, Inc., of Sturgeon Bay, to create and host a new Town Web site. The Web site will contain the appropriate pages requested by the Town such as Meeting Minutes, Agendas, Forms & Permits, Links, Calendar, Contact Us Form, etc. After committee review it is anticipated the site would launch in September or October. Everyone is hoping this will be another good communication tool used by the Town Board, Administrative Offices and town citizens.

• Hall/shop construction continues with excavation of the maintenance bays and pouring of those footings. WPS has set new poles, and trenching of the underground service will be done this week. Cement block has been delivered and walls will soon be going up. The floor in the office area of the shop has been removed in preparation for installing re-routed sewer pipes. Footings have been poured there to support the overhead floor of the storage area. A project sign on the site identifies the professional firms involved and directs citizens to the temporary Town office locations at the fire station at 1487 Highway 42.

• The assessment roll for the Town of Liberty Grove for the 2009 assessment year will be open for inspection at the assessor’s office at the Liberty Grove Fire Station, 1487 Highway 42, on August 12, 9:30 am – noon and August 15, 10 am – noon.

The Liberty Grove assessor will be present at that time to discuss assessments. If you have questions – contact the Liberty Grove assessor at 920.854.7436 or contact him during office hours at the Town Hall on Wednesdays from 9 am – noon.

• The Board of Review for the Town of Liberty Grove, Door County, Wisconsin, will hold its first meeting after completion of the assessment roll on August 19, 2009 beginning at 1 pm at the Womens’ Club building at the Ellison Bay Community Center at 11953 Highway 42, Ellison Bay, Wisconsin. The requirements to appear before the Board are available at the Town offices.

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.