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.

  • Janet reported that the new Town Web site is awaiting the change from our current host to the new host. It should be up any day.
  • The Plan Commission will not meet on September 7, Labor Day.
  • The September meetings of the Town Board will be Wednesday, September 9 and Wednesday, September 23.
  • Hall/shop construction: The transfer switch for the generator has been picked up. Once this switch is installed, WPS can remove the overhead wires at the north end of the building, which will make room to install the steel girders. Reinforcement of the steel supports in the old portion continues in order to bring the structure up to code for wind load requirements. Bids have been solicited for paving of the area around the building and are scheduled to be acted on at a September 3 Board meeting at the Women’s Club building. Although it may look like things are moving slowly, the project is very close to remaining on schedule.
  • Post office remodeling: The US Postal Service has given the Town a deadline of September 4 to submit bottom line numbers for remodeling the building. This has resulted in the Town’s consulting engineer and clerk/administrator preparing bids and publishing them in the paper. This will hopefully be the starting point of approving the project and negotiating a rental/lease agreement between the Town and the USPS. These bids will also be acted on by the Board on September 3 at 6 pm.
  • Hidding purchase: The Town is preparing to close on this land purchase, but must wait for a federal letter of retroactivity. Actual grant money to be received will wait until the land clears a historical and archaeological review by state agencies. Once the Town has the land, committees will be meeting to plan for improvements for public use and safety around the launch ramp and beach area. This activity will also be subject to an archeological investigation by a firm/individual the Town will hire. The Town expresses its appreciation to the Hidding family for their patience during this process.

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.