What time the slow, no-wake hours begin on the portion of the Wolf River that runs through the village of Fremont is changing again.
The village board, at its Sept. 13 meeting, voted 4-3 to rescind the board’s vote of almost a year ago that expanded the slow, no-wake hours on the river.
Rick Coenen, Per Dobbe, John Kohl III and Bobbi Marks voted yes, while Kathy Gaynor, Randy Hofstetter and Dan Sambs voted no.
This means the hours will return to beginning at midnight Friday, instead of beginning at noon as they have for the past several months.
Village Clerk Karen Looker said it will go into effect as soon as the ordinance change is posted. Sambs, who is the village president, must sign it before it can be posted. It will then be posted at the village hall, the village hall and at Baylake Bank.
Looker said Thursday that she expected this to take place within the next several days.
Once the posting takes place, the slow, no-wake hours in the village will begin at midnight Friday and be in effect until midnight Sunday.
The Sept. 13 vote followed about 30 minutes of discussion, with residents speaking in favor of and against rescinding last year’s board vote.
Last October, the board voted 4-3 to amend the slow, no-wake ordinance so that the hours would begin at noon on Fridays.
An advisory referendum on the Nov. 4, 2008 ballot asked village residents whether the ordinance should be amended to expand the slow, no-wake hours on the Wolf River. That advisory referendum passed with a vote of 253-153.
Read more details about this issue in the Sept. 22 issue of the County Post West.