A column from Sister Bay Village Administrator Zeke Jackson
First and foremost, I would like to wish all the moms out there Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you have a fantastic day and get to spend quality time with your children.
- I’m pleased to announce the village will introduce a free trolley service as a mode of public transportation in the near future. The trolley will service Sister Bay’s motels, the downtown, and the Country Walk Shops via an approximately 30-minute loop during the upcoming season. We are currently accepting applications for trolley drivers. If you have strong customer service skills and possess a CDL with a passenger endorsement please submit an application ASAP. The anticipated wage rate is $18 per hour, and applications can be obtained at the Administration Office.
- There will again be a Community-Wide Rummage Sale in Sister Bay, and it will run from 8 am to 4 pm on May 20. Chris Milligan of the SBAA informed me that several folks registered for this year’s sale, and it promises to be bigger and better than ever. If you have any questions about the sale or to obtain a Rummage Sale Map, call Milligan at 920.854.3230.
- Speaking of the SBAA, the Old Schoolhouse Visitor Center is again open for business. A new employee, Jacki Kiekhefer, will join Kathy, Marge, Megan and Chris. Jacki is CTA-certified and is a year-round Door County resident. Hours of operation at the Visitor Center are 10 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday and 10 am to 3 pm Sundays. The SBAA Office will now be open from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday.
- A car and motorcycle show will be conducted at the Country Walk Shops on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. Antiques, classics, muscle cars, rat-rods, motorcycles and trucks are all welcome, and one of the organizers, Charlie Henriksen, promises that everybody who attends the show will have a great time. Spectators will be admitted to the show grounds for free, and the show participant entry fee is $5 at the gate. The Sister Bay Lions will sell food and drinks, so I’m certain that nobody will go away hungry or thirsty, and there will also be live entertainment on the grounds.
- May 3rd was NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards Day, and if you don’t already have one, I would like to encourage all of you to purchase a NOAA Weather Radio. Such radios provide a 24-hour source of weather forecasts, watches, warnings, and non-weather emergency information from the National Weather Service and its parent agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). “The early warning of possible danger gives you and your family time to act and stay safe,” says Brian Satula, Wisconsin Emergency Management Administrator. NOAA weather radios are very reasonably priced, around $30, and can be purchased at most electronic and home improvement stores. For additional information about weather radios, including real life stories of Wisconsin residents who survived a tornado, please go to readywisconsin.wi.gov/tornado/survivors.asp.
- Sister Bay has offered free concerts in the park for more than 25 years. The tradition resumes on Wednesday, June 14, at the Sister Bay stage in Waterfront Park. Bring your own chair, blanket or beach towel and snag a spot. Wednesday evening concerts begin at 6 pm and Saturday night movies begin shortly after dusk. The first concert of the season will feature the Modern Day Drifters, who play classic and modern country music.
- The Finance Committee will meet at 5 pm on May 16 and the village board will meet at 6 pm on that same date. Both meetings will be conducted at the Fire Station on Mill Road. If you want to receive copies of agendas for any upcoming village meetings please provide your name and email address to the folks in the village office. Agendas and packet materials can also be accessed on the village website.
- The first Bays game of the season will be played here in Sister Bay at 1:30 pm on Sunday, and everyone is encouraged to head out to the Sports Complex. The Bays will take on the Egg Harbor Indians and from all accounts it should be a great game. Good luck guys!
- Belated happy birthday wishes are extended to Stacy Bell, the Utility Clerk, whose special day was Wednesday, May 10.
If any of you know of special events occurring in the village, please provide that information to me at least two weeks in advance of the event. Also, if you have any questions about upcoming village projects or village operations please don’t hesitate to contact me. I can be reached at 920.854.4118 and my email address is [email protected]