EPHRAIM IN THE NEWS...
Congratulations to Tad Dukehart our 2018 Fyr Bal Chieftain !
Tad Dukehart is now a part of the Ephraim tales he tells after being announced as the village’s Fyr Bal chieftain on Saturday. Tad was bestowed with this prestigious title which is voted on by the public for service to the community
Tad and his wife Andy retired to Ephraim over 10 years ago. In the years since he has become the photographer for fire departments in Northern Door County, a member of the Community Protection Committee, and a tour guide for the Ephraim Historical Foundation. Tad says it never crossed his mind that he would be even considered as the Fyr Bal chieftain.
Tad follows in the footsteps of his wife’s grandfather, who came to Ephraim in 1917 and became the village’s Fyr Bal chieftain in the 1960s. Ephraim’s Fyr Bal has marked the transition of spring into summer with the ceremonial burning of the Winter Witch with a bonfire for the last 54 years.
The Chieftain uses their torch to light the first bonfire on the shoreline of Eagle Harbor to ward off the Winter Witch. A fireworks display over Eagle Harbor brings the festival to a close.
Beginning January 1, 2018 - Ephraim has a new buiding inspection associate...
A quick note about building permit inspections: If you were issued a permit prior to January 1, 2018 by Zoning Administrator Brent Bristol, your inspection will be done by Mr. Bristol.
For all building permits issued after January 1, 2018 the new inspection service is
SAFEbuilt Inc. Phone: (262) 409-4323
** Frequently Asked Questions**
Administrative Office: The Administrative Office is located at 10005 Norway and is open Monday thru Friday from 8 am to 4 pm. To see the Zoning Administrator Brent Bristol, please call the office at 854-5501 to schedule an appointment.
Airport: The Ephraim/Gibraltar Airport is located at 9667 Maple Grove Rd. Meetings are scheduled by the Town of Gibraltar Office but Agendas and Minutes will be posted on this site.
Assessor: Ephraim's Assessor is Associated Appraisal Consultants, Inc.; they can be reached at 1-800-721-4157. Their mailing address is P.O. Box 2111 Appleton, WI 54912-2111.
Committee Meetings: All committee meetings held within the Village of Ephraim are open to the public and time is provided for public comment, with the exception of a rare "Closed Session." Such a session will be duly posted in the meeting agenda. All meeting agendas are posted in the following locations – Outside of the Ephraim Post Office, the Visitors' Center and at the Ephraim Administrative Office, you can also view them on this site ephraim-wisconsin.com A list of dates and times is provided below.
The Ephraim Board of Trustees meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Village Administrative Office, 7pm.
Coastal Management Committee meets as needed, and meetings are held at the Administrative Offices 10005 Norway. If you have an item to be addressed by this Committee, please contact the Harbormaster; Brent Bristol at 854-5501.
Historic Preservation Committee meets as needed on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm and meetings take place at the Administrative Office 10005 Norway. To be heard by the committee all completed applications must be received by the Zoning Administrator one week prior to the scheduled meeting date.
Meeting Location unless otherwise posted, all committee and Board meetings take place at the Administrative Office located at 10005 Norway.
Planning Committee meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month, at 7pm at the Administrative Office 10005 Norway. To be heard by the committee all completed applications must be received by the Zoning Administrator one week prior to the scheduled meeting date.
Wastewater Committee meets as needed on the Thursday 1 week prior to the Board meeting 9am at the Administrative Office 10005 Norway.
Dog Licenses: Andrea Collak, the Village Treasurer collects all license fees and issues tags. State regulations require that a request be presented with a completed license application and a copy of the vaccination record from your Vet and must include the manufacturer, serial number, and lot number and expiration date for your dogs' vaccination.
Brush Dump Site: is located at 10285 Town Line Drive and is open to residents throu November.
Hall Rentals: Pricing schedule for Ephraim Residents/Non Residents. Please call the Administrative Office at 854-5501 for availability and reservations.
Holding Tank Pumpouts/Septic Pumpouts/Water Testing: For Ephraim Residents Only-The Treatment Plant staff can schedule a convenient time to pump out your holding tank, septic tank, or test your water for contaminants. They can be reached at 854-4991.
Mooring/Slip Reservations/Transient Slip Reservations: Contact the Village Administrator at 9920)854-5501. a waiting list applications may be picked up at the Administrative Office or at the Firehouse Marina.
Recycling: The recycling station at 10285 Town Line Drive is open for residents throughout the year. For specifics regarding what may be recycled go back to the main web page and choose Department & Services then choose RECYCLING on the menu.
Sewer Bills: Ephraim sewer bills are mailed during the first week of April 1st qt, July 2nd qt October 3rd qt and the 4th qt is mailed by December 20th. They are due in 30 days from date of the billing.
Taxes: All Property tax payments must be mailed directly to
Jay Zahn, Door County Treasurer
421 Nebraska Street
Sturgeon Bay WI 54235
Tennis Courts: The Village maintains two tennis courts for your use; they are located on Norway and Q just behind the Fire Station The fee for court time is $5 per hour. If you would like to reserve court time please contact the Visitor's Center for reservations.
The Ephraim Village Library is located at 9996 Water Street. Hours of operation are posted under Departments and Services.
Visitor's Center: Located at 10049 Water St., it is open May through October; a map of Ephraim is posted year round on the building for reference. The Visitors' Center is the place to go for tennis court reservations and a listing of special events.
Voting Location/Registration: Election dates will be posted. If Ephraim is your primary residence, you may register and vote at the Administrative Office 10005 Norway.