Thank You to Town Crew and Fire Department Members

Welcome to the Notes from the Grove, providing Liberty Grove residents and visitors tid bits of information about goings on in town government.

• On behalf of the Town Board and Administration I would like to extend a big thank you to the Town Crew. They battled fallen trees during the recent windstorm on town roads until 2 am Friday morning only to return to the task a few hours later working all day Friday and into the weekend.

• Thank you also goes to the Liberty Grove/Sister Bay Fire Department members who spent hours on patrol and warning of fallen trees on roadways, in many cases standing by until the road was cleared. The department’s response to the windstorm and the recent brush/forest fire is appreciated by all. The co-operative effort of the area’s fire departments during the recent fire and emergencies in recent years reinforces the fact we have well-trained and dedicated personnel in all the departments.

• Due to the windstorm and the large clean-up effort, the preparation work on Isle View Road did not commence when scheduled.

• The Rowleys Bay Sub-committee is continuing with planning for the launch, park area and dock area. They also are considering parking needs and concerns. They have met with the DNR to explore possible grants available for acquiring additional land for parking. Discussions have also considered possible areas for kayak and canoe access to the water. The town currently operates the launch ramp and the entire shorefront area will be turned over to the town from the DNR in four years.

• Open book is scheduled for October 17 – 22. It begins at 10 am. Please contact the Town Assessor with questions. The Board of Review is scheduled for October 26 beginning at 1 pm.

• The home appliance and computer recycling is scheduled for October 22 at the Town Hall beginning at 9 am.

• History writings indicate John Brendt Eliason was born in 1823. It is likely he was born in Sweden and moved to Denmark. He was 33 when he moved to America bringing with him his life savings. He purchased 40 acres in Ephraim and made his home there until 1866. He moved north to what is now known as Ellison Bay with a number of his followers. Scandinavians arriving from their homelands also settled in the area. An error by an immigration clerk changed John Eliason to Ellison.