Tuesday, December 10, 2019

New Styrofoam Recycling Drop-Off Location

Please take a minute to read this important announcement from Brian Duzan, VP Operations, Uniek, Inc. 

Currently Uniek Inc., at 805 Uniek Drive in the Waunakee Business Park, accepts EPS/Styrofoam at drop-off containers for recycling. Due to business growth and building constraints, we decided that we were going to need to find a partner company in the Dane County area to take over the Styrofoam recycling process. My goal was to keep this important program in place, and continue to provide businesses and municipalities within the Dane County area a place to drop off and recycle EPS packaging; thus avoiding the landfilling this material. We are announcing that Reynolds Urethane Recycling Inc. located on the east side of Madison will be taking over this process at their operation in December. We will continue to allow residents within the Waunakee Village to drop off material at our outside bins until Dec 20th. After that time, Reynolds will be the primary location for dropping of material. They are located in Madison at 2701 Progress Road. We thank you for all of your efforts over the years in supporting our process, for helping to keep materials from the landfill, and encourage you to utilize the ongoing service provided by Reynolds.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Recycling Tips - Aluminum Cans

Did you know that it's not necessary to crush your aluminum cans before tossing them in your recycling bin? In fact a flattened can could be confused for paper and could contaminate our recycling stream. Take a moment to watch this short video to learn more.

Fore more information about garbage and recycling in the Village of Waunakee, click the links below:

Recycling Information
Common Contaminants
Waunakee Waste Information

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Hero Club Breakfast with Santa

Waunakee High School Commons
301 Community Drive
Sunday, December 15, 2019
8:00 AM

Annual Hero Club Santa Pancake Breakfast will be held in the WHS Commons. Bring your cameras and take your Christmas photos with Santa. All are welcome to come and join in the festivities of the morning.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Fall Leaf Pick Up Complete

The Public Works Department has completed its final sweep of fall leaf pick up in the Village of Waunakee. Leaves will no longer be collected until spring leaf pick up. Additional leaves or yard waste may be taken to the MRD compost site located at 5211 County Truck Highway Q south of the Village.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

On November 18th Waunakee's Village Board approved the creation of the Create Waunakee Committee. The Village is seeking 9 community members, including one member of Village Board and one representative from the Waunakee Area School District, to serve on this committee. The committee may also include up to two members who reside outside the Village, but within the Waunakee Area School District. Exact meeting times and days are not yet determined, but meetings will likely be held in the evening and occur once monthly. Committee appointments are likely to occur at the Village Board meeting on January 6th, 2020.
For more information on Create Waunakee and its mission, please visit www.createwaunakee.com or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/createwaunakee. To submit an application to volunteer for the Create Waunakee Committee, please visit http://www.vil.waunakee.wi.us/431/Application-to-Volunteer where you can submit an online application or print a paper copy to fill out. You may also stop by Village Hall during regular business hours to receive a paper application. If you have any questions, please contact Todd Schmidt, Village Administrator at (608) 850-2182 or administrator@waunakee.com.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Waunakee Senior Center - A Home Away From Home

Each month, the Waunakee Tribune features a column written by Village staff called the “Village Corner”. Last month, the article was written by Senior Center Director Cindy Mosiman, and shows just how much of an impact our Senior Center makes in our community.  Huge thank you to the Senior Center team for all that they do!

A Home Away from Home
By: Cindy Mosiman, Waunakee Senior Center Director
Contributed as a “Village Corner” column to the Waunakee Tribune

He comes to the Waunakee Senior Center each morning by 8:30, takes a seat by the fireplace and enjoys a cup of coffee.  He chats with another gentleman who is here every morning too.  He’s become such a regular that others know his name and were happy to help him celebrate his 92nd birthday with small gifts and well wishes.  For Herb, who moved to Waunakee from the Chicago area in April 2018, the Senior Center has become a part of his daily life Monday through Friday, spending the morning, having lunch and then going home.  That is the same for many people – the Senior Center becoming a daily part of their life.  Herb says he has made really nice friends at the center and his daughter says it’s given him a sense of home. 

The Waunakee Senior Center is the place to meet up with friends for ROMEO or Juliet Coffee, play a card game, take a Tai Chi class, have lunch, go to a Brewer’s game or attend any of the many other programs or services offered.  The Senior Center served 9,580 meals at the center in 2018.
A card received this past summer thanked the center for the home delivered meals a couple had received.  The wife said “Our meals were delivered timely by friendly, kind, considerate, respectful volunteers.”  The Senior Center provided 17,127 home delivered meals in 2018 all delivered by wonderful volunteers.

One of the Waunakee Senior Center case managers recently received an email from the granddaughter of one of her clients.  She wanted to inform the case manager of her grandmother’s passing since moving into a health care facility.  The granddaughter wrote “I am also writing to thank you for all the years you helped my grandma and me.  I know all the help was very encouraging to her and I.  I believe the reason she was able to stay independent for so long, one month from being 90!, is because of the strong network of support that is in place in Waunakee.  And for that I am so thankful.”  The Senior Center’s two case managers provided service to 374 clients in 2018.

The Waunakee Senior Center fills a need and makes a difference for many older adults (and their loved ones) in many different ways. You can learn more by finding us on the Village Website (www.waunakee.com) or on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/waunakeeseniorcenter/). Better yet, come on in and check it out for yourself. The Senior Center is located in the Village Center at 333 S. Madison Street (enter main doors and to your left). We can be reached by phone at 608-849-8385.

Village Board Meeting on YouTube

The Village of Waunakee has uploaded the most recent Village Board meeting (12/2/2019) To YouTube. The meeting can be found by clicking the link below:

Village Board Meeting

For more information, please contact Caitlin Stene, Deputy Administrator / Village Clerk at cstene@waunakee.com or 608-850-2827.