Town Board Discusses Concealed Weapons

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

• The Town Board has considered adopting an ordinance on concealed weapons on town property. It was decided to table action on an ordinance to a later date after board members expressed concerns regarding enforcement and the current need for such a policy.

• The board has asked the Personnel Committee to formulate a Liberty Grove Grievance Procedure for Town Personnel. An Employee Handbook is in place but a grievance procedure needs to be adopted.

• Administrator Kalms reported to the board that estimates of work along Highway 42 from Hill Road to Waters End Road would be very limited at this time. The town’s engineering firm recommended waiting until state plans for that area are finalized. The board concurred with the recommendation.

• Supervisors Forkert, Goss and Tidball along with Treasurer Johnson reported on their attendance at the Wisconsin Town’s Association educational session held on new budget mandates from the state. Information provided will be helpful in the current budgeting process taking place for 2012.

• The Town Board met informally with the Liberty Grove Historical Society Board regarding the acquisition of the Grandview Property. Terrie Cooper of the Door County Land Trust presented an overview of the proposed Town Park and answered questions. The Land Trust has secured grants for the purchase and intends to turn the area over to the town to become a Town Park. The various grants have certain provisions that must be met and maintained. The Town Board requested the Historical Society to allow parking on their property for people to access the upper portion of the park, since the current access at the top of the hill is considered a safety hazard that would be abandoned. The Historical Society will be getting back to the town with their recommendations. A small parking area at the bottom of the hill off Hillside Drive will provide access to hiking trails.

• A reminder that home appliance and computer recycling is scheduled for Oct. 22 at the Town Hall beginning at 9 am. Residents of Sister Bay have been invited to participate. Interested volunteers are asked to contact the Town Office. Details may be found on the town website.

• A reminder that the Board of Review for the Town of Liberty Grove will hold its first meeting after completion of the assessment roll on Oct. 26 at 1 pm at the Liberty Grove Town Hall.

• Town records indicate that in 1911 J.W. Rogers was chairman, John Larson and Sven Hilander were supervisors, C.R. Seaquist was clerk and Arnt Hogensen was treasurer.