Waldo announces improved website

by Rodney Schroeter
of The Review staff

WALDO — The village has a new and improved website: villageofwaldo.com.

Among the information found on the new site, Village President Dan Schneider said at Monday night’s board meeting, will be:

• Meeting notices and agendas. Schneider said paper notices will also continue to be posted where and as they have been, for years.

• Minutes for board meetings, posted the Friday after the meeting. The first will be available March 18.

• The village newsletter, updated once a month.

• Contact information.

• Information about the community of Waldo.

“Now this is accessible to anyone who has a smart phone, or Internet access,” Schneider said. He asked trustees to use the village domain email addresses set up for each, rather than personal email, for any village business.

Law Enforcement report

Captain Cory Roeseler of the Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Department gave the board an annual law enforcement report.

He briefly mentioned the recent arrest made related to explosive material. Roeseler then told the board that heroin use continues to be a very serious problem. “It’s county-wide,” he said. “It’s at an alarming rate. Shocking. The deaths that occur from it are incredible.”

He said that heroin use sometimes starts with opioid painkiller pills. “It’s an ugly epidemic right now,” he said. Education programs to alert young people of the dangers of heroin are starting at the seventh and eighth grade.

Schneider asked what age range has the highest usage. Roeseler said it was the 19 to 29 range. Roeseler said deaths sometimes occur with addicts who have undergone rehabilitation. An addict’s body builds up tolerance to heroin over time, needing more to get high. With rehab, that tolerance is lowered. A person starting to use again can overestimate the amount the body can handle, and an overdose results.

Roeseler said traffic fatalities are high — 15 last year. But there is no specific area of the county where accidents are more likely, he said. Because State 23 will not soon become an all four-lane highway, additional funds have been allocated for traffic enforcement. While citations are being given, Roeseler said, there have been five fatalities on State 23 in Sheboygan and Fond du Lac counties.

Trustee Mike Hintz asked when the project to make State 23 all four lanes was scheduled. Roeseler replied, “Not while we’re alive.”

Hintz said some traffic enters the village from the west on State 28 at excessive speeds. Roeseler noted that.

A resident in the audience asked Roeseler to watch for stray dogs.

Roeseler said Waldo was a nice, quiet place, and that many people had worked to make it so, including the village government.

Other village business

It seemed that local municipalities would soon be responsible for paying to have deer carcasses removed from local roads. This was the implication when the state said it would no longer pay for carcass removal. But Schneider said a letter received in the last week informed the village that the county will cover that cost.

The village is in the second year of a five-year contract with JD Trucking. The village routinely reviews the contract. Clerk/Treasurer Michelle Brecht said the owner is satisfied if the village is. Schneider said he had “no issues with JD Trucking and their performance. None at all.” Other board members had no complaints.

The board unanimously approved three requests for facility rentals.

Police report for Waldo for the past month: three citations ($60.00 for winter parking violations); four warnings; four complaints investigated (assistance to Sheriff’s deputy; phone harassment; garbage container complaint; three winter parking violations); nine property checks; no arrests made, traffic accidents investigated, court appearances, or warrants.

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