Waldo seeks help for Halloween party

by Rodney Schroeter
of The Review staff

WALDO — At its monthly meeting Monday night, the Village Board set the date and time for trick or treating in the village, but there was some doubt about the traditional village Halloween party.

Trick or treating will be held Saturday, Oct. 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. The Halloween party would usually start at Memorial Hall at 7 p.m., but Village President Gary Dekker said, “We don’t have a lot of volunteers.” He said the village is also looking for contributions to cover the cost of the party.

Trustee Mark Spitz asked how many volunteers were needed. Clerk/Treasurer Michelle Brecht estimated six to eight. She said anyone interested in helping can contact her at (920) 528-8121 or clerk@villageofwaldo.com. Spitz remained optimistic that enough people would come forward to help, and he moved that both trick or treating and the party be scheduled. The board unanimously approved.

The location of the post-trick or treating party is still uncertain. It will either be Memorial Hall, or the village hall, which is attached to the fire house.

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Tessa Parrish told the board the Waldo Fireflies 4-H club would like to create a dog park (or other park) on the west side of State 57. This would be funded by a small donation the club received, plus fundraising events.

Parrish used characteristics of a dog park in Sheboygan Falls as a starting point. Board members asked questions for Parrish and the 4-H club to consider size of the area, cost of upkeep, whether it would be fenced, and required rules and regulations.

Spitz suggested the club get some of this information from the Sheboygan Falls dog park, to get the process started. Trustee Mike Hintz said where municipalities have dog parks they are used a lot.

“Tessa, if this goes forward, we want to do it well,” Hintz said. “We want it to be something you’ll be proud of. Let’s get some dimensions, and some more detail, and get it to us before the next meeting, so that we can all look at it.”

It was noted that because there is already a park east of State 57, it would be nice to have one on the west side of the highway.

“It’s a neat idea,” Hintz told Parrish. “It really is a neat idea.”

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Dekker read a letter from Capt. Cory Roessler, indicating he is retiring from the Cascade Police Department effective Jan. 3, 2018. Roessler wrote that he is applying for the Sheboygan County Sheriff vacancy.

Dekker read a brief news item from The Review, telling of Brecht’s completion of an educational program supporting her work as clerk/ treasurer.

Village Administrator Bruce Neerhof’s report included the removal of the old concession stand in the park; street markings made and a sign ordered to indicate handicapped parking at the post office; reimbursement for legal fees approved by Farrellgas; work to be done around four manholes by the county, to make them even with the street (avoiding damage to the manholes caused by snow plows, or damage to plow blades hitting them); a business wanting to build on property near Chissy’s.

The board unanimously approved:

• One request for rental of village facilities.

• A contract between the village and Fahrner Asphalt Sealers, for crack-filling repairs on all village streets, at a cost of $6,306.

• Renewal of the village’s contract with Excel.net, which the board accomplished by taking no action, as the renewal is automatic.

Police report for the past month: One citation for $10.00, no seatbelt; two warnings; six complaints investigated (property check requested; open window on park building; open door during property check; complaint with all persons involved talked to; EMS call; disabled vehicle in park); 20 property checks; no arrests made, traffic accidents investigated, warrants or court appearances.

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