Village Board approves list of items for Concours D’Elegance event

by Emmitt B. Feldner
of The Review staff

ELKHART LAKE – The Village Board did its part for one of the summer’s signature events here.

The board, at their May 21 meeting, approved a list of requests for the Vintage Concours D’Elegance event July 20 and 21.

“It’s pretty much the same as usual,” Greg Weiser of Road America said of the approvals requested of the village.

They included a walkway permit the first day of the Concours, Friday, July 20; event banners over several streets and ramps; street closures for the parade of cars; portable toilets; and a liquor dispensation to allow open carry of alcoholic beverages in the Concours staging area.

“It’s pretty much everything they’ve done in the past,” Village President Alan Rudnick noted.

Rudnick reported that several members of the fire department would be leaving later in the week for Pennsylvania to pick up the department’s new ladder truck.

The truck was purchased used from the Bryn Mawr Fire Co. in Pennsylvania. When it gets to its new home, it will be repainted from the green and gold colors of the Bryn Mawr company to red to match the Elkhart Lake/Town of Rhine department’s other trucks.

Darren Lindstrom of the First Responders presented his group’s annual report to the board.

“We answered 164 calls (in 2017), which is a little bit more than usual. We usually average about 140 calls a year,” Lindstrom told the trustees.

The group currently has 16 members, he added, including several additional members who joined in 2017. Lindstrom added that there are several high school students who are interested in joining the First Responders.

“We were able to replace all of our AEDs (automated external defibrillators) last year through some gracious donations. We are greatly appreciative of the community that supports us so well,” Lindstrom concluded.

While the proposed public bathroom in the Village Park is on hold because the village has to pay for roof repairs on the Grashorn Municipal Building, the village has taken one step to move that project forward.

Rudnick said the Planning Commission had approved rezoning the park area next to the municipal building from park to public service institution.

Village Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer Jessica Reilly explained that the park zoning would not allow for construction of the public bathroom facility, but the public service institution zoning would.

Reilly said plans are being finalized to have the museum at the Depot open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, with other hours available by request.

Volunteers would staff the museum in two-hour shifts, with the number of hours it is open depending on how many volunteers are available.

“The long-term plan is to do different things with the displays,” Reilly said of the museum. “The library is helping with that, scanning and cataloging items.”

“We’re looking for Elkhart Lake memorabilia, old pictures and such,” Rudnick added. “We’re starting to look at what we have to do to update the depot building.”

Trustee Richard Baumann, reporting for the Tourism Commission, said requests for tourist and visitor information is up so far this year from the previous year.

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