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Jacksonport's Maifest!

by Connie Erickson

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JACKSONPORT'S 40TH ANNUAL MAIFEST!

LAKESIDE PARK IN JACKSONPORT

MAY 26 - 27

 

You're sure to enjoy a multitude of activities at Jacksonport's Maifest! There's a parade on Saturday morning with a Flag Ceremony honoring our service men and women followed by children activities, live music, a horsepull, 10K run, softball tournament, and art fair....not to mention food and beverages! DETAILS HERE!

 

Scottie Dog Rally in Baileys Harbor

by Connie Erickson
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12TH ANNUAL SCOTTIE DOG RALLY

DOWNTOWN BAILEYS HARBOR

MAY 19TH

Nearly 200 Scottish Terriers come together to strut their stuff in Baileys Harbor on May 19th. The parade begins at 11:30 AM.  DETAILS HERE!

 

Egg Harbor's Girlfriend & Great Eggscape!

by Connie Erickson
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GIRLFRIEND & GREAT EGGSCAPE

VILLAGE OF EGG HARBOR

MAY 17 - 20

Escape to Egg Harbor for a week end with your friends! It's a week end of relaxation and fun. Enjoy trolley tours, workshops, exercise classes, art and wine crawl, shopping, pajama pizza party and much more!   DETAILS HERE!

P.S.  I recommend you stop by "Tis The Season" at the Main Street Shops...it's the shop in the turret!

 

Door County Private Waste Disposal System Update

by Connie Erickson
google map to real pro systemsJohn Teichtler from the Door County Sanitarian's Office recently spoke to the Door County Board of REALTORS.  I found his information extremely valuable and think you may as well...

There are approximately 15,000 on site waste disposal systems in Door County.  Every three years a maintenance report form must be completed by a WI Licensed Plumber on all systems and submitted to the Door County Sanitarian’s office.

The Door County Sanitarian’s office is in the process of performing a complete inventory on all waste disposal systems in Door County and they are currently, approximately 86% finished with their review.  They anticipate being totally finished by October of 2015.  The Door County Sanitarian’s office has discovered, through the testing, that 30% in the entire comprehensive survey are failing.

In the mid 1900’s the installers stopped putting in steel treatment and holding tanks.  The TMC tanks (steal) are all failing.  Any holding tank which is 17 to 20 years old will most definitely fail the testing criteria.  Prior to 1974, a soil test may be necessary.  If a soil test is necessary on a property owner’s property, the Sanitarian’s department does alert the owner ahead of time.  Prior to 1967, ANY type of system was installed with no requirements for soil depth, soil suitability, or soil absorption.  With ANY type of system installed before 1967, the soil absorption system may not be suited for the soils on the property, and may be a failing on site system.

I found it interesting that replacing “part of” the system is an option in some cases.  With some of the concrete tanks, primarily located in Southern Door, the center wall deteriorates and may collapse within 10 to 12 years.  For a cost of around $800, if discovered early on, these tanks can be repaired and the life span increased substantially.

John Teichtler also spoke about the plastic tanks which are currently being installed in greater than 48” depth of soil and Teichtler said that these tanks could last forever!!!

There are funds for septic replacement systems available for families with an income of $45,000 and less.  It is called the WI Fund Program and it is for those systems installed prior to July, 1978.  In seeking funds, you must be an owner who occupies the property for more than 51% of the year.  The reimbursement is really slow to arrive, so if you are thinking about this, you should call the Sanitarian’s office to begin the process soon.  Some funds are also available for small commercial properties.  

The basic red flags to watch for which may indicate of failing system are effluent ponding or effluent standing in the observation pipes.  Current cost to replace waste disposal systems are as follows:

 Holding Tank:            $5,000 to $8,000 (blasting will be the determining factor here and can +/- $2,000 to                                          $3,000).
    
Conventional:            $6,000 to $8,000.

Mound:                      $15,000 (also depends on soil conditions).

In-Ground    
Pressurized System:    $8,000 to $10,000.

At-Grade System:       $10,000.
 

 

Take a ride through Door County's Peninsula State Park

by Connie Erickson

google map to real pro systemsA ride through Peninsula State Park is enjoyable anytime of the year, but especially now, when nature is waking from winter.   The “scenic route” from Fish Creek to Ephraim, the park expands 3,776 acres with scenic winding road through pristine woodlands.  Rocky bluffs ascend over 150 feet and provide some of Door County’s most spectacular views.   Bob and I especially like to take Skyline Road and stop by Sven’s Bluff to take in the view of the Strawberry Islands.  There are so many special roads and places in the Park…Mengelberg Lane, Sunset Trail, Eagle Bluff Lighthouse, Nicolet Bay, and Eagle Tower are just a few.  So, take MOM for a ride and enjoy the scenery!

CLICK HERE FOR PENINSULA STATE PARK MAP

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Blossom Run in Egg Harbor

by Connie Erickson
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BLOSSOM RUN

MAY 12, 2012

EGG HARBOR BOAT LAUNCH PARK

The Door County YMCA hosts this low-key, fun, family-oriented event. Participate in a 5 mile run, a 2 mile walk-run or a 1 mile youth fun run! Door prizes and fun outdoor entertainment makes this a great way to kick off the summer season!   DETAILS!

 

Door County Half Marathon & Nicolet Bay 5K!

by Connie Erickson

DOOR COUNTY HALF MARATHON & NICOLET BAY 5K

MAY 5TH

PENINSULA STATE PARK

Running enthusiasts can enjoy our beautiful Peninsula while participating in the Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5K. Peninsula State Park is absolutely gorgeous and what a way to enjoy the scenery! The Half Marathon begins at 10 AM. DETAILS HERE!

 

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