Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Village Board Meeting on YouTube

The Village of Waunakee has uploaded the most recent Village Board meeting (1/20/2020) 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.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Recycling Tips - Remember to Keep Lids Closed

Did you know that if water gets into your recycling bin, your recyclable items might end up going to waste?  It's important to keep the lids on your recycling cart closed. Please take a few minutes to watch the video below and learn more about water contamination. 

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

Recycling Information
Common Contaminants
Waunakee Waste Information

Friday, January 17, 2020

Village Board Agenda Supplement for January 20, 2020

The Village is preparing a "Supplement to Agenda" prior to every Village Board Meeting. Here is a link to the supplement for the January 20, 2020 meeting:


This is an unofficial version of the agenda in which the Village Administrator adds some summary and straight forward commentary on the agenda items to be considered during the upcoming meeting. The purpose is to help citizens better understand the agenda items and action requests that are before the Board. You might consider it a succinct summary of the memos and attachments included in the full meeting packet. Please reach out to Village Administrator Todd Schmidt with your feedback. 608-850-2182 or administrator@waunakee.com.

Snow Day - Afternoon at the Farm

Schumacher Farm Park
5682 Hwy 19
Sunday, January 26, 2020
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

What would rural farming families do on a wintry day? Snow sports and snow forts! We invite you to join us at the top of the hill for a snowy afternoon on the farm. Go for a spin on a pair of snowshoes. Find out what a quinzee hut is and how to build one. Investigate snowbanks and snowflakes on a winter scavenger hunt. Check out the historic barn for hot cocoa and cool trivia about how animals survive winter. The Village of Waunakee Recreation Department will provide a limited number of snowshoes and brief instruction. Reservations not required.

Click the link below for more details:

New Village Board Agenda Available

To view the agenda for the January 20. 2020 Village Board meeting, please click the link below:


Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Neighborhood Listening Session

Arboretum Elementary School Library
1350 Arboretum Drive
Waunakee, WI 53597
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Please join Village President Chris Zellner for a Neighborhood Listening Session at Arboretum Elementary School in Waunakee. Listening sessions are held several times throughout the year at different locations around the Village. Anyone is welcome to attend.

The purpose of the listening session is to give Village residents the opportunity to meet informally with Village President Chris Zellner and members of the Village’s management team to discuss issues and ask questions. Topics of discussion can cover a variety of issues including Waunakee’s growth, improvements and current projects, conditions of the neighborhood, traffic, public safety issues, or any other Village-related issues.

We are eager to hear from you and your neighbors in this comfortable and informal setting. If you are unable to attend but have something you would like to discuss with us, please contact Village Administrator Todd Schmidt at 608-850-5227 or administrator@waunakee.com.

Community Development Authority Seeking Volunteers

The Village is seeking interested citizen volunteers to fill two open positions on the Community Development Authority (CDA). The CDA will be meeting once a month in the evenings. Among other things, the CDA is tasked with using the results of Waunakee Housing Task Force to evaluate and recommend potential policy changes. State statutes indicate that necessary qualifications include sufficient ability and experience in the fields of urban renewal, community development, and housing. Interested citizens should apply by Sunday, January 26, 2020 to be considered. The application is available online at http://www.vil.waunakee.wi.us/431/Application-to-Volunteer. Questions may be directed to Village Administrator Todd Schmidt at (608)850-2182 or administrator@waunakee.com.