Monday, December 18, 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:
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, 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.