We are pleased to announce the Public Meetings for the Community Survey Results have been rescheduled for Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021 at 10 AM and 7 PM. The meetings will be held at the Ephraim Village Hall, 9996 Water St. These meeting were previously scheduled for September 8th, 2021.
Masking and social distancing measures will be in place to ensure the safety of those who wish to participate in these community meetings.
Dear Ephraim residents, business owners and guests,
This past winter and spring the Village Board worked to create a five-year and ten-year plan to define the needs of our Village. The Village Board was also asked to submit for discussion their top five characteristics that make Ephraim, Ephraim and to prioritize a list of five projects that should be completed over the next five to ten years.
In August, in preparation for the special meetings that will occur of September 22nd, 2021, the Village Board asked residents, business owners and guests to do the same through the Pubic Engagement Questionnaire.
While the tabulation for the public meetings has closed, we will continue to add to the master document to create, in essence, a living document, that will continue to be updated as needed.
That being said, there is still time for you to complete a survey if you haven't already. Please click here to complete a survey to mail-in, drop off to the Village Office or bring to one of the meetings on September 22nd, 2021.
We will be hosting two public meetings to discuss the results and next steps at the Village Hall on September 22nd, 2021 at 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM.
Please spread the word and encourage your friends and neighbors to attend. Let them know we will have surveys available to complete if they haven't already done so.
Ephraim Village Board of Trustees
Welcome to the Village of Ephraim!
Nestled along the scenic northern shores of Lake Michigan the Village of Ephraim’s cultural and historical heritage is a blend of Moravian culture and Norwegian ethnic heritage. Founded as a Moravian religious community in 1853 by the Reverend Andreas Iverson, many of the historic buildings, The Moravian Church (1858), the Pioneer Schoolhouse (1880), the Anderson Store (1858) and warehouse, as well as the Anderson Barn (1880) and eight homes in the Village, are more than a century old and all still in use.
To ensure that Ephraim remains a historic and beautiful location, Ephraim’s zoning is admittedly strict and is continually refined to preserve the distinctive atmosphere and character of the Village. Ephraim has an extensive Historic District with additional zoning regulations to preserve historic structures.
In the last decade, Ephraim has acquired and developed park and recreation land – the park next to the Village Hall, a park across from the Hall, and a waterfront park with a gazebo for summer concerts across from the Firehouse Marina to name a few. A wetland almost destroyed by a developer that is slowly regenerating was purchased by the Village and has been turned into a Wetland Preserve.
Come visit us in Ephraim and you'll see why we call it home.