Friday, December 29, 2017

Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of December 31, 2017

The following official Village meetings will take place this coming week:

Parks and Recreation Committee
January 3, 2018 - 5:30 PM
Village Center - 333 South Madison Street

Neighborhood Listening Session
January 4, 2018 - 5:30 PM
Village Center - 333 South Madison Street

Check out the prior post on this topic:
http://waunablog.blogspot.com/2017/12/village-of-waunakee-agenda-week-of_15.html

Agendas may change prior to the commencement of the meeting. Agendas for these meetings will be posted at a minimum of three of the following official posting places:
Waunakee Village Hall (500 West Main Street)
Waunakee Senior Center (333 South Madison Street)
Waunakee Police Station (205 North Klein Drive)
Waunakee Utilities (322 Moravian Valley Road)
Waunakee Public Library (710 South Street)
Waunakee Public Works (504 Moravian Valley Road)

Access Meeting Materials Online: Agendas and most meeting packets (which include related memos and other supporting materials) will be posted on the Village of Waunakee website utilizing the following link: https://onbase.waunakee.com/onbaseagendaonline


You are welcome to contact Village Hall with any questions about these meetings at (608) 850-8500 or email us at frontdesk@waunakee.com

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Neighborhood Listening Session

Waunakee Village Center
333 S. Madison Street
Community Room A
Thursday, January 4, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Please join us for a Neighborhood Listening Session. This is the first listening session of 2018.They are held several times throughout the year at different locations throughout the Village.

The purpose of the listening session is to give Village residents the opportunity to meet informally with Todd Schmidt, Village Administrator, and Chris Zellner, Village Board President to discuss issues and ask questions. Topics of discussion can cover a variety of issues including Waunakee’s growth, the new library, Tax-Increment Financing (TIF), the Hovde Project in Downtown Waunakee, 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 850-5227 or tschmidt@waunakee.com


Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Village Hall Closed

Waunakee Village Hall
500 West Main St
Monday, January 1, 2018

Wanuakee Village Hall will be closed Monday, January 1, 2018 due to the New Year's Holiday. Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

Friday, December 22, 2017

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Waunakee Village Center
333 South Madison Street
Friday, December 29, 2017
12:00 - 5:00 PM

Live Life. Give Life.
The American Red Cross Blood Drive in Waunakee will take place in the Community Room at the Village Center. To make an appointment, call (800) RED CROSS (733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org use sponsor code Waunakee. Eat a healthy meal & drink an extra 16oz of water before the donation.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Statement from Village President Chris Zellner

The Village is aware of public feedback regarding the TWall development concept for Main Street between West and Fish Streets. Concerns have been raised by the public through an online petition, social media, and other sources. This feedback is appreciated and timely, as this proposal is only in the very early stages of consideration. To date no formal action has occurred nor is further action scheduled. The Plan Commission has only received a concept presentation from TWall on December 11, 2017. It is important for the public to be aware that, should consideration of this proposal proceed, a public hearing would be required in order to rezone the properties. We remind all that meeting agendas and minutes are posted on the Village website https://onbase.waunakee.com/onbaseagendaonline. Agendas are also published in the Waunakee Tribune and posted in public locations.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Holiday Trash and Recycling

The holidays are a time for giving, but they can also generate a lot of extra waste. While it’s always better to try to reduce the amount of waste we create, having extra after the holidays is almost inevitable. Below are some guidelines on how to deal with those items.
 
The following seasonal items can be placed in your blue Pellitteri Recycling cart:
  • Gift boxes
  • Wrapping and tissue paper (NOT the foil-type)
  • Cardboard wrapping paper tubes 
  • Paper greeting cards (NO photo paper please) and gift tags
  • Envelopes
  • Cardboard (flatten, cut down to 4’ x 4’ sections or smaller)

Other items that can be recycled elsewhere:
  • Christmas trees – will be picked up by the Village (does not pertain to private streets) 
  • Christmas lights and electrical cords – drop off at Waunakee Neighborhood Connection - 208 S. Century Avenue
  • Styrofoam – #6 polystyrene (NO packing peanuts) can be dropped off at Uniek, Inc. in Waunakee - 805 Uniek Drive
Did You Know?  Additional recycling can be placed in a clear garbage bag (available at Ace Hardware) and placed next to your blue recycling cart. Pellitteri will pick this up at no charge with your regular recycling.
 
Special trash tags can be purchased for extra garbage that doesn’t fit in your brown trash cart. The tags are $15 for a sheet of 5 and are available at Village Hall - 500 West Main Street. 

Click the link below for more details:

Trash/Recycling Information

Monday, December 18, 2017

Village Hall Closed


Village Hall
500 W Main Street
Monday, December 25, 2017

Village Hall will be closed due to the Christmas Holiday. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, December 26, 2017.

Pellitteri Christmas Day Pick Up Schedule

Residents normally serviced on Monday, December 25, 2017 through Thursday, December 28, 2017 will be serviced one day later than their normal pickup day due to the Christmas Holiday.

Please have carts out by 7:00 AM for collection. Please contact Pellitteri at (608) 257-4258 if you have any questions.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of December 17, 2017

The following official Village meetings will take place this coming week:

Special Joint Village Board and Joint Plan Commission
December 18, 2017 - 5:30 PM
Village Hall - 500 West Main Street

Village Board
December 18, 2017 - 6:00 PM
Village Hall - 500 West Main Street

Utility Commission
December 19, 2017 - 5:30 PM
Waunakee Utilities - 322 Moravian Valley Road

Zoning Board of Appeals
December 19, 2017 - 6:00 PM
Village Hall - 500 West Main Street

Check out the prior post on this topic:
https://waunablog.blogspot.com/2017/12/village-of-waunakee-agenda-week-of_8.html

Agendas may change prior to the commencement of the meeting. Agendas for these meetings will be posted at a minimum of three of the following official posting places:
Waunakee Village Hall (500 West Main Street)
Waunakee Senior Center (333 South Madison Street)
Waunakee Police Station (205 North Klein Drive)
Waunakee Utilities (322 Moravian Valley Road)
Waunakee Public Library (710 South Street)
Waunakee Public Works (504 Moravian Valley Road)

Access Meeting Materials Online: Agendas and most meeting packets (which include related memos and other supporting materials) will be posted on the Village of Waunakee website utilizing the following link: https://onbase.waunakee.com/onbaseagendaonline


You are welcome to contact Village Hall with any questions about these meetings at (608) 850-8500 or email us at frontdesk@waunakee.com

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Tax Bills Coming Soon

Tax bills for the Village of Waunakee are scheduled to be mailed to residents by the end of this week. The statutory deadline for bills to be in the mail is December 18, 2017. More information regarding taxes and payment options can be found on the Village website by clicking the link below.

Tax Information



Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Recreation Program Coordinator

The Village’s Community Services Department is seeking to fill the position of Recreation Program Coordinator. The position plans, organizes, coordinates and implements programs and activities focused on youth and families in the Village of Waunakee. The position will supervise seasonal and part time staff.

The position will initially be part-time (30 hrs/wk) transitioning to full-time approximately May 14, 2018. Hourly range is $18.45-$19.39 and will be dependant on qualifications plus a pro-rated benefit package. Further information / application materials are available at www.waunakee.com/jobs.

Applications will be reviewed beginning December 29, 2017. The position is open until filled. Applications are accepted online, in-person at Village Hall, by mail or email (abentley@waunakee.com).

Monday, December 11, 2017

Get Your Home Holiday Ready

The holidays are a wonderful time to enjoy family and friends. As you get your home ready, follow these tips from Ready Wisconsin to help keep you and your family safe.
 

Friday, December 8, 2017

Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of December 10, 2017

The following official Village meetings will take place this coming week:

Plan Commission
December 11, 2017 - 6:00 PM
Village Hall - 500 West Main Street

Westport Open House for Ag Rezoning
December 12, 2017 - 4:30 PM
Westport Town Hall - 5387 Mary Lake Road

Joint Plan Commission
December 12, 2017 - 6:00 PM
Westport Town Hall - 5387 Mary Lake Road

Check out the prior post on this topic:
http://waunablog.blogspot.com/2017/12/village-of-waunakee-agenda-week-of.html

Agendas may change prior to the commencement of the meeting. Agendas for these meetings will be posted at a minimum of three of the following official posting places:
Waunakee Village Hall (500 West Main Street)
Waunakee Senior Center (333 South Madison Street)
Waunakee Police Station (205 North Klein Drive)
Waunakee Utilities (322 Moravian Valley Road)
Waunakee Public Library (710 South Street)
Waunakee Public Works (504 Moravian Valley Road)

Access Meeting Materials Online: Agendas and most meeting packets (which include related memos and other supporting materials) will be posted on the Village of Waunakee website utilizing the following link:
http://public.waunakee.com/sirepub/meet.aspx

You are welcome to contact Village Hall with any questions about these meetings at (608) 850-8500 or email us at frontdesk@waunakee.com

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Light the Night Video

Last Friday night the Village of Waunakee and the Waunakee Chamber of Commerce welcomed Santa Claus to town with its "Light the Night" event. Click the link below to view a video of highlights from the fun-filled evening.

Light the Night Video

Leaf Collection Update

The regular scheduled collection of leaves curbside ended on November 16th. However, due to unusual environmental conditions Village crews will attempt to make one final sweep for leaves that remain on the terraces beginning on December 7th. We cannot guarantee that the entire Village will be cleared, as quickly changing weather can force crews to focus on other priorities.

Different equipment will be used as the Village’s fleet has been converted in preparation for snow and ice removal functions. This alternate collection method is less efficient, therefore residents are asked NOT to place NEW piles of leaves in the terrace. In addition, residents are encouraged to take their own leaves to the Highway Q compost site just south of the Village if possible.

Public Works staff are evaluating this year’s circumstances and are considering potential options for future years. We also desire to be good stewards of our lakes and waterways by working to keep leaves from flowing into the storm sewers. In the meantime, we thank our residents for their patience and understanding. We also apologize to those who already made their own arrangements after November 16th and prior to our recent decision to do one more collection.

Waunakee Police Department December Newsletter

To view the current Waunakee Police Department newsletter, please click the link below:

December Newsletter

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Workshop on Wellness: Dementia LIVE

Waunakee Village Center
333 S Madison Street
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
7:00 PM

The Waunakee Village Center and the Waunakee Lions Club are pleased to offer a workshop on the topic of dementia. Anna Lezotte from Right At Home Madison will be presenting the program. WOW programs are free and offered the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Village of Waunakee Launches Next Phase of the Creative Economy Initiative

A new task force will lead efforts to further enhance Waunakee’s profile as a creative, innovative place to live, work, and play.

Contacts:

Todd Schmidt, Waunakee Village Administrator – tschmidt@waunakee.com / (608)850-5227

Sarah Bluvas, Creative Intern, Waunakee – creative@waunakee.com / (608) 850-2830

The Village of Waunakee is excited to launch the next phase of the Creative Economy Initiative (CEI) with the creation of a new Creative Economy Task Force and a partnership with the Bolz Center for Arts Administration at UW-Madison.

Waunakee introduced the CEI in 2011 in an effort to identify existing sources of creativity and innovation in the Village that could be leveraged and grown into a vibrant sector of the local economy. Programs and accomplishments have included hosting the Imagination Celebration, which debuted in 2012; drafting a creative economy strategic plan in 2013; and conducting a landscape analysis of Waunakee’s creative economy profile in 2015. The CEI also served as a driving force behind creative projects such as Art on Main, Creative Wall at the Hall, community murals, and the Chalk Walk event.

On Monday, November 6, 2017, the Village Board unanimously approved the creation of a new task force to develop the next phase of this initiative. Their stated goal is to design an entity independent of the Village to encourage and implement creative economy projects, businesses, and services across Waunakee.

To assist with this undertaking, the Village also engaged a consulting group from the Bolz Center for Arts Administration. The Bolz Center was founded in 1969 as the first multidisciplinary business degree program to address the special needs of the emerging field of arts and nonprofit cultural management. Second-year MBA candidates from the program and their advisors will support the task force by conducting research, facilitating discussions and community conversations, and partnering with task force members to design mechanisms to set the new entity up for success.

A key component of the project will be a series of community conversations and town hall presentations designed to engage civic and business leaders, artists and arts organizations, residents, and other important stakeholders in the process and gain feedback from them to inform the task force’s work. Specifics for these public gatherings will be announced later this year via the Village’s media outlets; details will also be listed on the Village’s Creative Economy page on the Economic Development website: http://www.waunakee-ed.com/creativeeconomytaskforce.

For more information or media requests, please contact Todd Schmidt, Village Administrator/Economic Development Director, at tschmidt@waunakee.com or 608-850-5227, or Sarah Bluvas, Village Creative Intern, at creative@waunakee.com or 608-850-2830.

Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of December 3, 2017

The following official Village meetings will take place this coming week:

Parks and Recreation Committee
December 6, 2017 - 5:30 PM
Village Center - 333 South Madison Street

Library Board
December 8, 2017 - 7:45 AM
Public Library - 710 South Street

Check out the prior post on this topic:
http://waunablog.blogspot.com/2017/11/village-of-waunakee-agenda-week-of_24.html

Agendas may change prior to the commencement of the meeting. Agendas for these meetings will be posted at a minimum of three of the following official posting places:
Waunakee Village Hall (500 West Main Street)
Waunakee Senior Center (333 South Madison Street)
Waunakee Police Station (205 North Klein Drive)
Waunakee Utilities (322 Moravian Valley Road)
Waunakee Public Library (710 South Street)
Waunakee Public Works (504 Moravian Valley Road)

Access Meeting Materials Online: Agendas and most meeting packets (which include related memos and other supporting materials) will be posted on the Village of Waunakee website utilizing the following link:
http://public.waunakee.com/sirepub/meet.aspx

You are welcome to contact Village Hall with any questions about these meetings at (608) 850-8500 or email us at frontdesk@waunakee.com

Hero Club Breakfast with Santa

Waunakee High School Commons
301 Community Drive
Sunday, December 10, 2017
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

The 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. The cost is $5 per person, children 5 and under are free.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Give a Christmas Dinner to a Neighbor in Need

The Waunakee Neighborhood Connection in collaboration with the Waunakee Community School District and the Community is proud to provide FREE Christmas dinners to families and seniors in Waunakee who are in need this holiday season. With each donation of $25, you will provide a family with the fixings for a wonderful Christmas meal. Volunteers are needed to help pick up, assemble, and distribute the meals on Saturday, December 16, 2017.

To donate or volunteer, please click the link below:

Christmas Meals

December 2017 Horizons

To view the December 2017 issue of Horizons, please click the link below:

December 2017

MRD Compost Facility Open Year Round

The Village of Waunakee has completed its final leaf pick up for 2017. The Public Works Department is now in the process of switching their equipment over for snowplowing. Due to the mild fall weather some residents may still have leaves they would like to remove from their property. Leaves and yard waste can be taken to the MRD compost facility located at 5211 Highway Q. The compost site will remain open throughout the year.

Click the link below for more details:

MRD Compost Facility

Monday, November 27, 2017

WNC Kids Christmas Shopping


Waunakee Neighborhood Connection
208 South Century Avenue
Sunday, December 10, 2017
12:30 - 3:30 PM

Get in the Holiday spirit and made the season magical for a Waunakee child in need. The Waunakee Neighborhood Connection is seeking volunteers to assist participating kids of WNC families in selecting presents for their parents or caregivers. Additional volunteers wrap the presents and keep gifts tables stocked.  Donations of wrapping supplies and "NEW" presents for kids to choose from (especially those for men) are also needed. For more information, to volunteer or donate, please click the link below:

Kids Christmas Shopping

WNC Adopt a Family Gifts Due December 4

This is a reminder that if you adopted a WNC family, your gifts are due on December 4, 2017 to Waunakee Neighborhood Connection. If you didn't have a chance to sign up to adopt a family this year, but would still like to help, the WNC welcomes the following gifts that families can use throughout the year:
  • Christmas Meal - $25.00 (enclose a card and drop off donation at WNC Store)
  • Gas Gift Cards
  • Toiletries (toilet paper is the most requested, followed by shampoo/conditioner)
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Postage Stamps
Click the link below for more details:

Adopt a Family Program

Associated Appraisal Consultants, Inc. in the Village

Associated Appraisal Consultants, Inc. will be in the Village of Waunakee during the next few weeks to assess real estate and personal property. This may include internal or external properties. If you have further questions or concerns, please contact the Village Hall at 608-850-8500.

Please click the link below for more details:

Associated Appraisal

WNC Client Shopping Volunteers Needed

Do you have a willing heart and want to make a difference in someone's life...as well as your own?  Volunteer as a WNC Personal Shopper and assist others in need while they shop at WNC. Spanish speakers, here's your chance to practice. Interpreters are always needed! Click the link below to sign up for any of the following dates: December 4, 6, & 18.

Personal Shopper

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Santa and Mrs. Claus

Waunakee Village Center
333 S. Madison Street
Saturday December 2, 2017
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Families can spend the afternoon making crafts and enjoy apple cider, hot chocolate and cookies while listening to live holiday music. This event is co-sponsored by the Waunakee Rotary Club. Parents are encouraged to bring cameras so they can take pictures of the kids with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of November 27, 2017

The following official Village meetings will take place this coming week:

Utility Commission
November 27, 2017 - 5:30 PM
Waunakee Utilities - 322 Moravian Valley Road

Check out the prior post on this topic:
http://waunablog.blogspot.com/2017/11/village-of-waunakee-agenda-week-of_17.html

Agendas may change prior to the commencement of the meeting. Agendas for these meetings will be posted at a minimum of three of the following official posting places:
Waunakee Village Hall (500 West Main Street)
Waunakee Senior Center (333 South Madison Street)
Waunakee Police Station (205 North Klein Drive)
Waunakee Utilities (322 Moravian Valley Road)
Waunakee Public Library (710 South Street)
Waunakee Public Works (504 Moravian Valley Road)

Access Meeting Materials Online: Agendas and most meeting packets (which include related memos and other supporting materials) will be posted on the Village of Waunakee website utilizing the following link:
http://public.waunakee.com/sirepub/meet.aspx

You are welcome to contact Village Hall with any questions about these meetings at (608) 850-8500 or email us at frontdesk@waunakee.com

Monday, November 20, 2017

"Light the Night" with Santa

Friday, December 1, 2017
Main Street
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join the Village of Waunakee and the Chamber of Commerce to "Light the Night" with Santa on Main Street. Santa will lead the way!

Click the link below for more information:

Light the Night

Friday, November 17, 2017

Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of November 19, 2017

The following official Village meetings will take place this coming week:

Village Board
November 20, 2017 - 6:00 PM
Village Hall - 500 West Main Street

Check out the prior post on this topic:
https://waunablog.blogspot.com/2017/11/village-of-waunakee-agenda-week-of_10.html

Agendas may change prior to the commencement of the meeting. Agendas for these meetings will be posted at a minimum of three of the following official posting places:
Waunakee Village Hall (500 West Main Street)
Waunakee Senior Center (333 South Madison Street)
Waunakee Police Station (205 North Klein Drive)
Waunakee Utilities (322 Moravian Valley Road)
Waunakee Public Library (710 South Street)
Waunakee Public Works (504 Moravian Valley Road)

Access Meeting Materials Online: Agendas and most meeting packets (which include related memos and other supporting materials) will be posted on the Village of Waunakee website utilizing the following link:
http://public.waunakee.com/sirepub/meet.aspx

You are welcome to contact Village Hall with any questions about these meetings at (608) 850-8500 or email us at frontdesk@waunakee.com

Leaf Pick Up Complete

The Village of Waunakee has completed its final leaf pick up for 2017. The Public Works Department is now in the process of switching their equipment over for snowplowing. Leaves and yard waste can be taken to the MRD compost facility located at 5211 Highway Q. The compost site will remain open throughout the year.

Click the link below for more details:

MRD Compost Facility

 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

What You've All Been Waiting For

Here’s the link to the brand new Waunakee promo video: https://youtu.be/QtSLPN13CfA.

The Village of Waunakee and Waunakee Chamber of Commerce are excited to announce the official release of this new community promotional video. This video is unique in that it features Los Angeles based YouTube artist Fresh Big Mouf (https://www.youtube.com/user/freshbigmouf). He specializes in writing music and creating “beat scout” videos to showcase people, places and things. Fresh Big Mouf created an original score for Waunakee and included objects and members of our community to develop a unique production. Fresh Big Mouf’s YouTube channel has nearly 50,000 subscribers and his most popular video featuring FedEx delivery sounds has garnered more than 5.7 million views.

Please, enjoy the video and SHARE, SHARE, SHARE. Post it on your facebook, tweet about it, email it to friends near and far. Here’s the link once again: https://youtu.be/QtSLPN13CfA.

Village Hall Closed

Village Hall
500 W Main St.
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017

Village Hall will be closed due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Normal business hours will resume on Monday, November 27, 2017.

Pellitteri Thanksgiving Day Pick Up Schedule

Residents normally serviced on Thursday, November 23, 2017 will be serviced one day later than their normal pickup day due to the Thanksgiving Day Holiday.

Please have carts out by 7:00 AM for collection. Please contact Pellitteri at (608) 257-4258 if you have any questions.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Schumacher Farm Park Christmas Teas

Schumacher Farm Park
5682 Hwy 19
Saturday, December 2 at 4:00 PM
Sunday December 3 at 1:00 PM
Member $12, Non-members $15

Make your reservations today for Schumacher Farm's annual holiday tea. Warm wassail and tea will be served on our best china with three courses of light holiday fare. Throughout the event you will be entertained with traditional holiday music and stories.

Space in the farmhouse is limited. Reservations required. Call (608) 849-4559 or visit website: www.schumacherfarmpark.org

Monday, November 13, 2017

Waunakee Promotional Video Viewing Party

 Lone Girl Brewing Company
114 East Main Street
Thursday, November 16, 2017
7:30 PM

The Village of Waunakee and Waunakee Chamber of Commerce are excited to announce the upcoming release of a new community promotional video. A public launch and viewing party for the video that was filmed this summer will take place at The Lone Girl Brewing Company. A personal video message from Fresh Big Mouf to the Waunakee community will also be played at that time. The full video will be published on Fresh Big Mouf’s YouTube channel on Friday, November 17.

Click the link below to see a 30-second preview:

Video Preview

WNC Horrible Holiday Sweater Shuffle

Lone Girl Brewing Company
114 East Main Street #101
Saturday, November 25, 2017
9:00 AM (Event Start)

Grab your friends, family and your favorite horrible holiday sweater and join us for the 4th annual Horrible Holiday Sweater Shuffle. This 5K walk and run will benefit the Waunakee Neighborhood Connection. For more information and to register online click the link below:

Horrible Holiday Sweater Shuffle

Friday, November 10, 2017

Friends of the Library Annual Holiday Craft Fair, Bake Sale & Book Sale

Saturday, November 18, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Waunakee Intermediate School
6273 Woodland Drive

Admission: Free

The Friends of the Waunakee Public Library sponsor this annual event and each year it gets bigger and better! Hand made items from over 70 vendors, including textiles, ornaments and wreaths, specialty foods, art, centerpieces, home d├ęcor, doll clothes, candles, soaps, cards, embroidered sweaters, quilted items, plus unique crafts lovingly created by the Friends' own "Scrappy Sewers" group. There will also be a raffle as well as concessions. All proceeds benefit the Waunakee Public Library.

Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of November 12, 2017

The following official Village meetings will take place this coming week:

Plan Commission
November 13, 2017 - 6:00 PM
Village Hall - 500 West Main Street

Joint Plan Commission
November 14, 2017 - 6:00 PM
Westport Town Hall - 5387 Mary Lake Road 710 South Street

Check out the prior post on this topic:
http://waunablog.blogspot.com/2017/11/village-of-waunakee-agenda-week-of.html

Agendas may change prior to the commencement of the meeting. Agendas for these meetings will be posted at a minimum of three of the following official posting places:
Waunakee Village Hall (500 West Main Street)
Waunakee Senior Center (333 South Madison Street)
Waunakee Police Station (205 North Klein Drive)
Waunakee Utilities (322 Moravian Valley Road)
Waunakee Public Library (710 South Street)
Waunakee Public Works (504 Moravian Valley Road)

Access Meeting Materials Online: Agendas and most meeting packets (which include related memos and other supporting materials) will be posted on the Village of Waunakee website utilizing the following link:
http://public.waunakee.com/sirepub/meet.aspx

You are welcome to contact Village Hall with any questions about these meetings at (608) 850-8500 or email us at frontdesk@waunakee.com

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Final Fall Leaf Collection

The fall leaf collection will end on Thursday, November 16, 2017. Please remember to keep the branches and leaves separate from each other. Both items must be on the terrace in front of your house, not in the road. There will be no leaf collection in the alleys. Leaves in plastic bags will NOT be collected.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Citizen Engagement through Polco

The Village of Waunakee values community input and is committed to enhancing communication channels with everyone in the community.

Please take a moment to register with Polco and participate in monthly pulse surveys. This month's survey questions relate to the Village of Waunakee's Senior Center. To register with Polco, please visit
https://polco.us/. If you would like additional information, please see the Village’s original press release Engagement through Polco.

Creative Wall at the Hall with Midwest Performing Arts

Dance can be described as a performance art form consisting of purposefully selected sequences of
human movement. Would you like to learn more about how this art form is enhancing lives through dance education? Do you wish to support the local initiative promoting creativity and innovation in Waunakee? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, please make plans to stop in at the Village Hall to learn more!

The Village Hall (500 West Main Street) currently has a wonderful showcase created by Midwest Performing Arts. Make plans to stop in at the Village Hall, during business hours, for the months of November and December. You'll have the chance to view the display and learn more about the upcoming Nutcracker performance scheduled for Saturday, December 2, 2017 at both 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM located in the Waunakee Performing Arts Center.

Public Works Crew Member Position

The Village of Waunakee is seeking a full-time Public Works Crew Member in the Parks and Streets Division. Candidates will work in a team environment and be responsible for work related to municipal streets, storm water utilities, recycling operations, maintenance of municipal buildings and grounds, turf maintenance and landscaping, and must be capable of performing strenuous physical work. Prefer some working knowledge and capabilities including a CDL license and heavy equipment and snowplowing experience. Experience with tree care a plus.

Please click the link below for more details:

Public Works Crew Member

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Girls on the Run 5K

Waunakee Village Center
333 South Madison Street
Saturday, November 11, 2017
8:30 AM Event Activities
10:00 AM Race Starts

The 9th Annual Girls on the Run 5K presented by Waunakee Community Bank will be held at the Waunakee Village Center. Event activities begin at 8:30 and the run starts at 10:00 AM sharp. This non-competitive, non-timed family fun-run is open to the community. All attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable item to donate to the Waunakee Food Pantry. Click the link below for registration and volunteer information:  

Girls on the Run
 



Friday, November 3, 2017

Diabetes Awareness Concert

November 11, 2017
Waunakee Performing Arts Center
301 Community Drive
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Free Admission

Concert is sponsored by the Waunakee Family of Lions Clubs to recognize World Diabetes Day.

Please click the link below for more details:

Diabetes Concert

Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of November 5, 2017

The following official Village meetings will take place this coming week:

Village Board
November 6, 2017 - 6:00 PM
Village Hall - 500 West Main Street

Library Board
November 10, 2017 - 7:45 AM
Public Library - 710 South Street

Check out the prior post on this topic:
http://waunablog.blogspot.com/2017/10/village-of-waunakee-agenda-week-of_20.html

Agendas may change prior to the commencement of the meeting. Agendas for these meetings will be posted at a minimum of three of the following official posting places:
Waunakee Village Hall (500 West Main Street)
Waunakee Senior Center (333 South Madison Street)
Waunakee Police Station (205 North Klein Drive)
Waunakee Utilities (322 Moravian Valley Road)
Waunakee Public Library (710 South Street)
Waunakee Public Works (504 Moravian Valley Road)

Access Meeting Materials Online: Agendas and most meeting packets (which include related memos and other supporting materials) will be posted on the Village of Waunakee website utilizing the following link:
http://public.waunakee.com/sirepub/meet.aspx

You are welcome to contact Village Hall with any questions about these meetings at (608) 850-8500 or email us at frontdesk@waunakee.com

Waunakee Police Department November Newsletter

To view the Waunakee Police Department October newsletter, please click the link below:

November Newsletter


Thursday, November 2, 2017

Village of Waunakee Website Citizen Password Requirements

Increased security compliance to align with PCI (Payment Card Industry) standards will be required to login to the Village of Waunakee website. Password resets will be required as early as November 5, 2017. Users who currently have passwords that do not meet the new requirements will be prompted to reset their password. A password reset email will be sent to the user on the first login attempt.

Please click the link below for more details:


Password Resets

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Coffee with a Cop

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
M-N-M's Coffee House
509 West Main Street
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Building relationships, one cup at a time. Join your neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation.

Click the link below for more details:

Coffee with a Cop

Workshop on Wellness: Diabetes

Waunakee Village Center
333 South Madison Street
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
7:00 PM

Jennifer Parker a pharmacist at HomeTown Pharmacy will present a program of information on diabetes. She will talk about what the disease of diabetes is and the importance of how lifestyle will affect treatment options.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Naloxone Training

Waunakee Village Center
333 South Madison Street
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Naloxone Training (aka Narcan) will be offered at the Village Center. This event is free and open to the public. To register call Safe Communities at 608-441-3060.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Treats on Main

Downtown Waunakee
Main Street
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
1:00 - 5:00 PM

The Waunakee Professional Women will present Treats on Main from 1:00-5:00 p.m. October 31. Kids can show off their costumes at Waunakee Main Street businesses. Look for the Treats on Main poster at those business for treats.

Don’t be scared…Be prepared! Halloween Safety Tips

It’s that time of year when ghosts and witches will be roaming neighborhoods looking for treats. Before those princesses and superheroes are ready to start trick-or-treating, ReadyWisconsin has a few tips to help you and your families have a happy and safe Halloween. 

Click the link below for more details:

Halloween Safety Tips
 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Alternate Parking Begins

The Village of Waunakee's alternate side parking Ordinance Sec. 70-122(3) will be in effect from 12 midnight through 6:00 A.M. from November 1 to April 1. To ensure you are not in violation, please follow these steps:
  • Think of what the date will be between the hours of 2:00 A.M. and 6:00 A.M.
  • If the date is even numbered, park on the even house numbered side of the street.
  • If the date is odd numbered, park on the odd house numbered side of the street.
If possible, please keep parked vehicles off the streets when it snows.

*Does not apply to private streets.
 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Village Wide Trick or Treating

Trick or Treating hours in the Village of Waunakee will be Tuesday, October 31, 2017 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Winter Brush Collection

Winter brush will be collected bi-weekly beginning October 30, 2017, weather permitting. Please have your brush out by the terrace by 7:00 AM  on Monday, with the cut ends toward the road. Please leave branches as long as possible as this will save you and our crews' time. Brush is considered limbs and branches from trees and large shrubs. All other woody vegetation such as plant stalks, small bush trimmings, etc. will not be collected. This type of material can be taken to the compost site on Highway Q south of the Village. If you have a contractor trim or prune your trees or bushes, they are responsible for the removal of the brush. Collection begins Monday and is completed within the week when Public Works has gone through the entire Village. If you have any questions about the collection, please call the Public Works/Parks Garage at (608) 849-5892.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Family Halloween on the Farm

Schumacher Farm Park
5682 Hwy 19
Saturday, October 28, 2017
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Bring the whole family and enjoy haunted hayrides, music, spook stations, stories and lots of fun family activities. Admission for those 4 years and up: $5.

Click the link below for more information:

Halloween on the Farm    

Friday, October 20, 2017

Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of October 22, 2017

The following official Village meetings will take place this coming week:

Utility Commission
October 23, 2017 - 5:30 PM
Waunakee Utilities - 322 Moravian Valley Road

Public Works
October 24, 2017 - 6:00 PM
Village Hall - 500 West Main Street

Check out the prior post on this topic:
http://waunablog.blogspot.com/2017/10/village-of-waunakee-agenda-week-of_13.html

Agendas may change prior to the commencement of the meeting. Agendas for these meetings will be posted at a minimum of three of the following official posting places:
Waunakee Village Hall (500 West Main Street)
Waunakee Senior Center (333 South Madison Street)
Waunakee Police Station (205 North Klein Drive)
Waunakee Utilities (322 Moravian Valley Road)
Waunakee Public Library (710 South Street)
Waunakee Public Works (504 Moravian Valley Road)

Access Meeting Materials Online: Agendas and most meeting packets (which include related memos and other supporting materials) will be posted on the Village of Waunakee website utilizing the following link:
http://public.waunakee.com/sirepub/meet.aspx

You are welcome to contact Village Hall with any questions about these meetings at (608) 850-8500 or email us at frontdesk@waunakee.com

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Waunakee Neighborhood Connection Adopt A Family Program

During the holiday season, it can be especially difficult for families financially – heating bills are starting to click in, extra projects at school, an unexpected medical bill or even just the rise of the cost of living. This Christmas, please consider our Adopt A Family opportunity to make a difference in the life of a special family right here in our community! Sign up by November 6.

Click the link below for more details:

Adopt A Family

Waunakee Schools Music Boosters Fruit Sale

Waunakee Schools Music Boosters Fall Fruit Sale is here! Help us support the middle and high school music programs!   

Choose from many options including Texas Red Grapefruit, California Naval Oranges, Honey Crisp and other assorted apples, D'Anjou Pears, gourmet sausage, cheeses and nuts. The Holiday Mixed Boxes make great gifts for family, friends and employees! Sale begins October 16 – November 1. Fruit pick up December 8-9. Completed orders with payment (checks payable to Waunakee Schools) can be mailed to: Waunakee High School, Attn: Elizabeth Heiks, 301 Community Dr., Waunakee, WI 53597. Any questions email Laura at wharris@tds.net 


For more information, product brochures and to print an order form please click the link below:

Fruit Sale


 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Citizen Engagement through Polco

Since the launch of Polco in early October, the Village of Waunakee has received a number of participant survey responses on general questions posed by the Village; however, we are always looking for more feedback from our residents. The Village of Waunakee values community input and is committed to enhancing communication channels with everyone in the community. 

Please take a moment to register with Polco and participate in monthly pulse surveys. To register with Polco, please visit
https://polco.us/. If you would like additional information, please see the Village’s original press release Engagement through Polco.

 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Moonlight Masquerade Mash


The Lone Girl Rooftop
114 E Main Street
Saturday, October 21, 2017
4:00 PM

WNC’s 2nd Annual Moonlight Masquerade Mash returns to Lone Girl Brewing Company on October 21, 2017! This festive, family fundraiser will be hosted by The Lone Girl Brewing Company and sponsored in part by Ecco Salon to benefit Waunakee Neighborhood Connection. 50% of the ticket price will go to WNC, and The Lone Girl will donate 10% of all rooftop sales from 4:00 PM-Close to WNC! Tickets are $25 a person and may be purchased online or at WNC!


Click the link below for more details:


Moonlight Masquerade Mash

Friday, October 13, 2017

Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of October 15, 2017

The following official Village meetings will take place this coming week:

Finance Committee
October 16, 2017 - 5:15 PM
Village Hall - 500 West Main Street

Village Board
October 16, 2017 - 6:00 PM
Village Hall - 500 West Main Street

Village Center Advisory Committee
October 17, 2017 - 5:45 PM
Village Center - 333 S. Madison Street

Library Board
October 20, 2017 -7:45 AM
Public Library - 710 South Street

Check out the prior post on this topic:
https://waunablog.blogspot.com/2017/10/village-of-waunakee-agenda-week-of.html

Agendas may change prior to the commencement of the meeting. Agendas for these meetings will be posted at a minimum of three of the following official posting places:
Waunakee Village Hall (500 West Main Street)
Waunakee Senior Center (333 South Madison Street)
Waunakee Police Station (205 North Klein Drive)
Waunakee Utilities (322 Moravian Valley Road)
Waunakee Public Library (710 South Street)
Waunakee Public Works (504 Moravian Valley Road)

Access Meeting Materials Online: Agendas and most meeting packets (which include related memos and other supporting materials) will be posted on the Village of Waunakee website utilizing the following link:
http://public.waunakee.com/sirepub/meet.aspx

You are welcome to contact Village Hall with any questions about these meetings at (608) 850-8500 or email us at frontdesk@waunakee.com

Citizen Service Representative Employment Opportunity

The Village of Waunakee is seeking an energetic, people-oriented, part-time Citizen Service Representative. The successful candidate must be comfortable answering a multi-line phone, assisting people at the front counter, and performing other complex clerical tasks. This position requires excellent phone skills, word processing proficiency, the ability to create and maintain spreadsheets, and the willingness to be productive in a fast-paced environment.

Interested candidates should submit an application, cover letter and resume no later than Tuesday, October 31, 2017 to Adam Bentley, Assistant Village Administrator / Human Resources Manager, 500 W. Main Street, Waunakee, Wisconsin. The Village of Waunakee is an equal opportunity employer.

The position will work 43.75 hours every two weeks. Starting hourly wage is between $12.90 and $13.56, DOQ. Please click on the link below for the complete Citizen Service Representative Position Description.


Citizen Service Representative

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Firefighters' Pancake Breakfast and Open House

Fire Station #1
401 West Second Street
Sunday, October 15, 2017
8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon


The Waunakee Fire Department will host the annual pancake breakfast from 8:00 AM - Noon. They will serve pancakes, sausages, eggs, milk, juice and coffee. Kids ten and under eat free! Fire trucks will be on display.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of October 8, 2017

The following official Village meetings will take place this coming week:

Plan Commission
October 9, 2017 - 6:00 PM
Village Hall - 500 West Main Street

Check out the prior post on this topic:
http://waunablog.blogspot.com/2017/09/village-of-waunakee-agenda-week-of_29.html

Agendas may change prior to the commencement of the meeting. Agendas for these meetings will be posted at a minimum of three of the following official posting places:
Waunakee Village Hall (500 West Main Street)
Waunakee Senior Center (333 South Madison Street)
Waunakee Police Station (205 North Klein Drive)
Waunakee Utilities (322 Moravian Valley Road)
Waunakee Public Library (710 South Street)
Waunakee Public Works (504 Moravian Valley Road)

Access Meeting Materials Online: Agendas and most meeting packets (which include related memos and other supporting materials) will be posted on the Village of Waunakee website utilizing the following link:
http://public.waunakee.com/sirepub/meet.aspx

You are welcome to contact Village Hall with any questions about these meetings at (608) 850-8500 or email us at frontdesk@waunakee.com

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Schumacher Farm Seeking Volunteers

Schumacher Farm Park is hosting their Halloween at the Farm event on October 28th and are in need of several volunteers. We have many areas to choose from and many different tasks to get this event going. New spooks and ghouls have been added this year so you are sure to have a great time during this event!

Click the link below for more details or to sign up to volunteer:

Halloween Volunteers

Public Works Improvements Update - Week of October 9, 2017

To view the Weekly Public Works Improvements for the week of October 9, 2017, please click the link below:

October 9, 2017 Update

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Coming Soon: Schumacher Barn Gets and Updated Look

Schumacher Farm is looking for volunteers who can help paint the siding boards that will be the new fresh face of Schumacher Barn. Painting will take place between the hours of 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM weekdays. If you are willing to help please contact the farm office at (608)849-4559.

Click the Link Below for more Details:

Barn Painting Project

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Raking Leaves into Streets

In the interests of public safety, health and general welfare, it shall be unlawful to rake or place fallen leaves or grass clippings onto the pavements or into the gutter of any public street.  No person shall permit grass clippings from mower swaths to remain upon sidewalks or abutting property owned or occupied by such persons.

BOO BASH!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


The Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce and the Village of Waunakee invite you to celebrate fall in the South Century Avenue Business District at BOO BASH!
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM  Trick or Treat along the South Century Avenue Business District
  • 4:00 PM Costume Parade on the Main Stage
  • 4:15 PM Century Avenue Dedication & Ribbon Cutting
The Waunakee Food Pantry will be collecting "Candy for Cans", there will be a photo booth, drawings, games, activities, and more!

The Waunakee Neighborhood Connection will be hosting their laundry soap and diaper drive.

In the event of rain, check waunakeechamber.com for information. This is a free community event!
Click the link below for more details:

BOO BASH!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Engagement through Polco

The Village of Waunakee is excited to announce the launch of Polco, an innovative citizen survey tool where residents can answer questions posted by the Village. This new technology will allow Village staff to post general citizen satisfaction questions, identify trends over time, and consider service changes desired. The Village of Waunakee values community input and is committed to enhancing communication channels with everyone in the community. The first batch of questions have been released and will be followed by a new batch of questions monthly, with each batch being re-asked once a year.

Residents can become active users by visiting
https://polco.us/ to create an account. Polco’s platform is available via web, mobile, email, and any place Polco e-ballots are found online. Connecting to the Polco system will be will be very easy, via links from the Village’s social media outlets, website, and Waunablog. To connect to Polco through the Village website please visit www.waunakee.com

Polco is committed to a strict privacy policy and participants are able to respond to all questions anonymously. Participant detailed data and votes are never shared with the Village or any other party.

About Polco:
Polco is a platform designed to increase civic engagement, improve government transparency, and inform municipal governments of constituents’ input which, in turn, will help better guide public policy. Community responses are validated using the local voter database to verify the responses. Civic engagement is enhanced by using websites, widgets, and apps to meet the citizens where they are. Residents become more active and informed participants in the political process by voicing their views to municipal leaders and other citizens. Polco makes voicing opinions accessible, easy, and convenient. For more information about Polco, please visit https://polco.us/.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Adam Bentley, Assistant Village Administrator/HR Manager at 608-850-8500 or
abentley@waunakee.com

Wake Up Waunakee

October 4, 2017
Check In 7:30 AM
Program Starts 8:00 AM
Waunakee Village Center
Community Room C
333 South Madison Street

Waunakee is getting a new library! The Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Erick Plumb, Waunakee Library Directory, to Wake Up Waunakee. Erick will give a preview of the new library project and discuss the impact the new building and the expanded services will have on the community. While the library still serves the traditional role of lending books and media to residents, the library's role has changed over the years and is now doing much more.

Come learn about the many opportunities the community will have to get involved with the library programming and events. This is a free event.

For more details and to register for this event online, please click the link below:

Wake Up Waunakee

Waunakee Police Department October Newsletter

To view the Waunakee Police Department October newsletter, please click the link below for more details:

October Newsletter

Sunday, October 1, 2017

12th Annual Food for Kidz

Sunday, October 22, 2017
Waunakee Village Center
333 South Madison Street

Over 1,000 volunteers of all ages are needed to help package meals to fight hunger. The goal for 2017 is to package 250,000 meals. These specially designed meals are distributed free locally and to places of need around the world.

Volunteers and donations are needed! Click the link below for more details:

Food for Kidz

Friday, September 29, 2017

Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of October 1, 2017

The following official Village meetings will take place this coming week:

Village Board
October 2, 2017 - 6:00 PM
Village Hall - 500 West Main Street

Public Works Committee
October 3, 2017 - 6:00 PM
Village Hall - 500 West Main Street

Parks and Recreation Committee
October 4, 2017 - 5:30 PM
Begin at 200 N. Madison Street
**and then move to**
Village Center - 333 South Madison Street

Check out the prior post on this topic:
http://waunablog.blogspot.com/2017/09/village-of-waunakee-agenda-week-of_22.html

Agendas may change prior to the commencement of the meeting. Agendas for these meetings will be posted at a minimum of three of the following official posting places:
Waunakee Village Hall (500 West Main Street)
Waunakee Senior Center (333 South Madison Street)
Waunakee Police Station (205 North Klein Drive)
Waunakee Utilities (322 Moravian Valley Road)
Waunakee Public Library (710 South Street)
Waunakee Public Works (504 Moravian Valley Road)

Access Meeting Materials Online: Agendas and most meeting packets (which include related memos and other supporting materials) will be posted on the Village of Waunakee website utilizing the following link:
http://public.waunakee.com/sirepub/meet.aspx

You are welcome to contact Village Hall with any questions about these meetings at (608) 850-8500 or email us at frontdesk@waunakee.com