Friday, April 20, 2018

Springtime at the Farm


Schumacher Farm Park
5682 Highway 19
Sunday, April 29, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Enjoy a spring afternoon on the farm. Decorate a kite and take a turn with it around the farmyard, visit the heirloom garden and plant some seeds to take home. Play bumblebee bingo with a self-guided wildflower scavenger hunt. Snacks & apple cider will be available. Family-friendly event. FREE. Donations appreciated.

Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of April 22, 2018

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

Utilities Commission
April 23, 2018 - 5:30 PM
Waunakee Utilities - 322 Moravian Valley Road  

Public Open House Regarding Potential Zoning Changes
April 23, 2018 - 6:00 PM
Village Hall - 500 West Main Street

Public Works Committee
April 24, 2018 - 6:00 PM
Village Hall - 500 West Main Street 

WaunaBoom 4th of July Committee
April 26, 2018 - 6:00 PM
Village Center - 333 South Madison Street

Check out the prior post on this topic:
Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of April 15, 2018

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:
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

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) Waunakee Village Center (333 South Madison Street)


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, April 19, 2018

Tri 4 Schools Youth Triathlon

Waunakee High School
301 Community Drive
Saturday May 19, 2018
7:00 AM - 12:00  PM

The Village Center is excited to continue our partnership with Tri 4 Schools to offer the 7th annual youth triathlon this spring. Every dollar raised through this event will be distributed to the schools represented by the participants. The funds will be used to support athletic and nutrition programs, equipment and other resources to help teach kids about making healthy choices. To register your child or to volunteer at this event, please click the link below. 

Tri 4 Schools

Important Recycling Information

Please click the link below to view important information from Pellitteri regarding your recycling.

Contamination in the Recycling Cart


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Public Open House Regarding Potential Zoning Changes to the Village's Code

Monday, April 23, 2018
Waunakee Village Hall
500 West Main Street
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Public is invited to attend an open house with Village Staff regarding proposed zoning changes. Village staff will be discussing and seeking public input on a number of potential zoning changes for consideration by the Village Plan Commission and Village Board. Due to the fact that most of the zoning code has not been updated in 20 years, there could be instances where changes and clarification may be in order to comply with the current Comprehensive Plan.


Click the link below for more details:

Proposed Zoning Changes

Monday, April 16, 2018

Attention Residents

You may have received a letter from The Voter Participation Center suggesting that you need to register to vote. Maybe you do, but maybe you don’t!

This letter is not being sent from the Village of Waunakee although it may look that way. The information that may already be prefilled on the application may or may not be correct. If you choose to use the registration application that is included, please enter or correct your information as instructed, include your proof of residence (acceptable types can be found on the reverse side of the application), and use the return envelope which is provided and pre-addressed to the “Village of Waunakee Municipal Clerk."

Click on the link below to view a sample of The Voter Participation Center mailing.

Voter Participation Center

You can always check your voter registration information by simply going to the MyVote website at myvote.wi.gov and entering your name and date of birth, or you can call the Village Hall at 608/850-8500 and we would be happy to assist you.

Senior Center-Driver Escort Coordinator/Programs Assistant

The Village of Waunakee Senior Center is seeking a committed, people-oriented, part-time Driver Escort Coordinator/Programs Assistant. The successful candidate must be customer service oriented, maintain a personal and professional demeanor, and have the ability to work independently. This position serves as the primary coordinator of the RSVP Driver Escort Program, assists with scheduled programs and activities, data entry, and the completion of required reports. The position will work approximately 20 hours every week. Starting hourly wage is between $14.49 and $15.22, DOQ. The position requires completion of high school or the attainment of a GED equivalent. The full job description can be found here.

Interested candidates should submit an application, cover letter and resume to Adam Bentley, Assistant Village Administrator / Human Resources Manager, 500 W. Main Street, Waunakee, Wisconsin. The position will be open until filled with a first review of candidates April 30, 2018. The Village of Waunakee is an equal opportunity employer. Electronic application submissions are also accepted.


Please click the link below for more details:

Apply Here

Friday, April 13, 2018

Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of April 15, 2018

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

Village Board
April 16, 2018 - 6:00 PM
Village Hall - 500 West Main Street

Library Board
April 20, 2018 - 7:45 AM
Public Library - 710 South Street

Check out the prior post on this topic:
Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of April 8, 2018

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:
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

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) Waunakee Village Center (333 South Madison Street)


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, April 12, 2018

Barrels on Main

The Village is seeking creative artists!

The Village of Waunakee’s annual Art on Main program rolls out once again with Barrels on Main. The fourth iteration of Waunakee’s original public art project aims to build on the past success of projects like Trains on Main (2017) in developing the Village’s creative identity.

Presented in collaboration with Endres Mfg. Company and the Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce, Barrels on Main invites the community to rethink the typical arts canvas as local artists lend their creative talents to transform 10 wooden barrels. Artists will receive a barrel with a steel base to use as the backdrop for sharing what Waunakee means to them. Artists will also be provided with a $250 stipend, courtesy of the Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce and Endres Mfg. Company.

The finished barrels will be on view at the Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce depot building from Monday, July 9 to Friday, September 14, 2018. After the barrels are removed from view, they will be auctioned off to the community at Wauktoberfest on Sunday, September 16, 2018. Proceeds will support future community projects through the Waunakee Creative Economy Initiative and the EMC Foundation.

Those interested in applying must currently live or work in the school district limits of the Village of Waunakee or be a graduate of Waunakee Community High School.

For more details on the project, timeline, and application requirements, visit the Village’s Barrels on Main web page or contact Adam Bentley, Assistant Village Administrator at abentley@waunakee.com or 608-850-2182.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Birthday Cards for WNC

Waunakee Neighborhood Connection
208 South Century Avenue
Friday, April 20, 2018

Join in the celebration of a birthday for your neighbor! Spread some cheer when you create bright, uplifting birthday cards for Waunakee Neighborhood Connection! It’s a great project for your group/organization/family to bless someone’s special day! See details and sign up using the link below!

WNC Neighbor Birthday Cards

Monday, April 9, 2018

Spring Leaf Collection Dates Changed to April 16-23, 2018

Due to the inclement weather we've been having spring leaf collection has been delayed. Collection will begin on April 16 and end on April 26 weather permitting. Please remember to keep the brush and leaves separate from each other. Leaves must be on the terrace in front of your house, not in the road. If you would like to haul your own leaves and brush you can take them out to the compost site on County Trunk Highway Q south of town just past County Trunk Highway K. If you have any questions please call the Public Works Garage at 608-849-5892.

Sports Equipment Drop Off Day

Waunakee Neighborhood Connection
208 South Century Avenue
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Do you have used sports equipment that is still in good condition? Is the sports equipment in your house but it is longer being used? How about donating it to Waunakee Neighborhood Connection? These items can be used by others!

Click the link below for more details:

PopUp Market Seeking Vendors

Ripp Park in Waunakee will be hosting a PopUp Market May 10-11, 2018. Reserve your space for your business, personal garage sale or fundraiser during the Waunakee Garage Sale Days. All proceeds from the vendor spaces help support the mission of Mozayik, a nonprofit dedicated to helping families in Haiti. The market will include vendor spaces, a food tent and local talent.
Registration Deadline: May 1, 2018.

Click the links below for more details:



Friday, April 6, 2018

Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of April 8, 2018

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

Zoning Ordinance Amendments Open House
April 9, 2018 - 4:30-6:00 PM
Senior Center - 333 South Madison Street

Plan Commission
April 9, 2018 - 6:00 PM
Senior Center - 333 South Madison Street 

Joint Plan Commission
April 10, 2018 - 6:00 PM
5387 Mary Lake Road

Check out the prior post on this topic:
http://waunablog.blogspot.com/2018/03/village-of-waunakee-agenda-week-of_30.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:
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

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) Waunakee Village Center (333 South Madison Street)


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 April Newsletter

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

April Newsletter

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Personal Shoppers Opportunities

Waunakee Neighborhood Connection
215 South Century Avenue
April 9, 18 and 30, 2018


Everyone has a Story to Tell! Do you have a willing heart and want to make a difference in someone's life...as well as your own? Then this is the volunteer opportunity for you! You'll have a meaningful time and be transformed by the experience! Shopping days for families are a wonderful way to assist others in need while they 'shop' at Waunakee Neighborhood Connection - a community place to receive basic need items! Personal Shoppers - make a connection and tell your story while you help someone meet their shopping needs in the store! Spanish Speakers, here's your chance to practice! Interpret for the Spanish speaking families. You will make the shopping experience much more comfortable for families who are still learning English. Sign up online by clicking the link below and using the volunteer button!

Public Open House Regarding Potential Zoning Changes to the Village's Code - LOCATION CHANGE

Monday, April 9, 2018
Waunakee Senior Center
333 South Madison

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Village staff will be discussing and seeking public input on a number of potential zoning changes for consideration by the Village Plan Commission and Village Board. Due to the fact that most of the zoning code has not been updated in 20 years, there could be instances where changes and clarification may be in order to comply with the current Comprehensive Plan.

Please click the link below for more details:

Waunakee Zoning Revision Analyses

Scouting for Food

April 7-11, 2018
Boy Scout Troop 46, and Cub Scout Packs 46 and 246 will be hanging food donation bags on front doors to collect for the Waunakee Food Pantry. The pantry’s wish list includes pancake mix and syrup, cereal, canned meat, canned fruit, boxed potatoes snacks, flour, sugar, oil, coffee, tea, shampoo, soap, toilet paper and deodorant.

April 14, 2018
Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts will collect the Scouting for Food donations for the Waunakee Food Pantry. Residents are asked to place the bags outside their front door, visible from the street. The Scouts collected over 5,000 pounds last year, and the Scouts and Food Pantry appreciate the community’s generosity.

Public Information Meeting: WIS 19/113 Roundabout Project

Waunakee Village Center
333 S. Madison St
Thursday, April 12, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

You are invited to an open house meeting for the upcoming reconstruction of the WIS 19/WIS 113 and County I intersection. The project will reconstruct the current intersection with a multi-lane roundabout centered near the intersection of WIS 19 and County I. Construction is scheduled to begin mid-April and is planned to be completed by early October. During construction, WIS 19/WIS 113 will remain open to through traffic, and temporary traffic signals will be utilized. County I will be closed for most of the project. A local detour will be set up for County I, and access will be maintained for emergency services and residents. 

Greg Payne, the construction project leader, will be sending out weekly updates for the project. The weekly email will include the status of work completed, a week look ahead, and any changes to the schedule. If you would like to be on that distribution list please email Greg at
Gregory.Payne@dot.wi.gov

If you have any questions or concerns with the upcoming project or meeting, please contact Matthew Dapp at (608)246-5353 or email at matthew.dapp@dot.wi.gov

Construction along County Truck Highway M

Local utility companies will be performing underground and overhead utility upgrades, along County Trunk Highway M, in the Town of Westport beginning the week of April 2, 2018. Contractors will also be reconstructing a portion of CTH M in the next few months.

Please click the link below for more details:

CTH M Construction

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

April 3 Election Preliminary Results

Please click the link below for the April 3, 2018 preliminary election results.

Preliminary Results

Public Open House Regarding Potential Zoning Changes to the Village's Code

Monday, April 9, 2018
Village of Waunakee
500 W. Main Street
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Village staff will be discussing and seeking public input on a number of potential zoning changes for consideration by the Village Plan Commission and Village Board. Due to the fact that most of the zoning code has not been updated in 20 years, there could be instances where changes and clarification may be in order to comply with the current Comprehensive Plan.

Please click the link below for more details:

Waunakee Zoning Revision Analyses

Workshop on Wellness: T'ai Chi Chih

Waunakee Village Center
333 S Madison Street
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
7:00 PM

The Waunakee Village Center and the Waunakee Lions Club are pleased to offer a workshop on T'ai Chi Chih. The program will be presented by Village Center Instructor, Denise Bussman. WOW programs are free and offered the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Wisconsin's Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week April 9-13, 2018

TornadoApril 9-13, 2018 has been declared as Wisconsin's Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week. The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association (WBA) has teamed up to sponsor the statewide tornado drills scheduled for Thursday, April 12.

Click on the link below for more information.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of April 1, 2018

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

Finance Committee
April 2, 2018 - 5:00 PM
Village Hall - 500 West Main Street 

Village Board

April 2, 2018 - 6:00 PM
Village Hall - 500 West Main Street 

Parks and Recreation Committee
April 4, 2018 - 5:30 PM
333 South Madison Street

Check out the prior post on this topic:
http://waunablog.blogspot.com/2018/03/village-of-waunakee-agenda-week-of_23.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:
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

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) Waunakee Village Center (333 South Madison Street)

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, March 29, 2018

Get Out and Vote!

Spring Election
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
333 S Madison Street
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Monday, March 26, 2018

Spring Leaf Collection April 2-18, 2018

Spring Leaf collection will begin on April 2 and end on April 18 weather permitting. Please remember to keep the brush and leaves separate from each other. Leaves must be on the terrace in front of your house, not in the road. If you would like to haul your own leaves and brush you can take them out to the compost site on County Trunk Highway Q south of town just past County Trunk Highway K. If you have any questions please call the Public Works Garage at 608-849-5892.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of March 25, 2018

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

WaunaBoom 4th of July Committee
March 29, 2018 - 5:30 PM
Village Center - 333 South Madison Street 

Check out the prior post on this topic:
https://waunablog.blogspot.com/2018/03/village-of-waunakee-agenda-week-of_16.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:
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

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) Waunakee Village Center (333 South Madison Street)

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, March 22, 2018

Creative Economy Initiative

Thank you to everyone who attended a community conversation or focus group last month to talk about Waunakee’s Creative Economy Initiative. To keep community members in the loop about our work, we launched a new e-newsletter! Read the first e-newsletter now, and sign up to receive future updates via the link at the end of the e-mail.

Creative Economy Initiative





Barrels on Main Press Release

Barrels on Main
Press Release
March 22, 2018


The Village of Waunakee’s annual Art on Main program rolls out once again with Barrels on Main. The fourth iteration of Waunakee’s original public art project aims to build on the past success of projects like Trains on Main (2017) in developing the Village’s creative identity.

Presented in collaboration with Endres Mfg. Company and the Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce, Barrels on Main invites the community to rethink the typical arts canvas as local artists lend their creative talents to transform 10 wooden barrels. Artists will receive a barrel with a steel base to use as the backdrop for sharing what Waunakee means to them. Artists will also be provided with a $250 stipend, courtesy of the Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce and Endres Mfg. Company.

The finished barrels will be on view at the Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce depot building from Monday, July 9 to Friday, September 14, 2018. After the barrels are removed from view, they will be auctioned off to the community at Wauktoberfest on Sunday, September 16, 2018. Proceeds will support future community projects through the Waunakee Creative Economy Initiative and the EMC Foundation.

Those interested in applying must currently live or work in the school district limits of the Village of Waunakee or be a graduate of Waunakee Community High School.

For more details on the project, timeline, and application requirements, visit the Village’s Barrels on Main web page 
or contact Adam Bentley, Assistant Village Administrator at abentley@waunakee.com or 608-850-2182.

 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Madison Gas and Electric Scam Alert

Madison Gas and Electric has alerted the Village of Waunakee to be aware of scam calls that could be going out to customers. Please call Madison Gas and Electric customer service number, 608-252-7222 if someone calls claiming to represent MGE. Click on  the link below for more information.

Electric Cord Drop off Day




Waunakee Neighborhood Connection
208 S Century Ave
Wednesday, March 28 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Make sure you donate those old cords and lights to Waunakee Neighborhood Connection. Any cords, old phone cords, USB cords or printer cords can be donated. If you are cleaning out those small appliances, cut off those cords and donate them too!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Village of Waunakee Public Open House Regarding Potential Zoning Changes to Village's Code: REVISED

Waunakee Village Hall
500 W Main Street
Monday, April 9, 2018
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Monday, April 23, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The topics of conversation will include:

1. Include objective standards for Village ordinances that already allow exceptions to height
    restrictions by conditional use permit.
2. Review restrictions on rezoning for multifamily use (Section 133-16) and relation to
    Comprehensive Plan. Policy may need to include entire Village, and not just identified districts,
    and consider exceptions for senior living facilities.
3. Clarification of lot area standard for C1-D zoning.
4. Clarification of minimum lot area requirements for PUD zoning.
5. Consider height standards for buildings in lots that abut more restrictive district boundaries (rules
    similar to existing Section 133-12(d) that addresses setbacks).
6. Consideration of modified parking standards for the C1-D zoning district.
7. There may be additional items that are a result of discussions over the next few weeks.

Dated this 20th day of March, 2018.

KEVIN EVEN, P.E.
Zoning Administrator

Published: The Waunakee Tribune, March 22 & March 29, 2018.

Personal Shopping Opportunity, March 27, 2018

Waunakee Neighborhood Connection
208 S Century Ave
Wednesday, March 27, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

At Waunakee Neighborhood Connection, Personal Shoppers assist families while they "shop" for clothing, household items, and more. Shopping days for families are a wonderful way to serve others! Spanish speakers, here's your chance to practice!

Click the link below to sign up:

Personal Shopper

Monday, March 19, 2018

Public Open House Regarding Potential Zoning Changes to the Village's Code

Waunakee Village Hall
500 W Main Street
Monday, April 9, 2018
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

The Public is invited to attend an open house with Village Staff regarding proposed zoning changes by Village Staff. 

The topics of conversation will include:

1. Include objective standards for Village ordinances that already allow exceptions to height restrictions by conditional use permit. 
2. Review restrictions on rezoning for multifamily use (Section 133-16) and relation to Comprehensive Plan.  Policy may need to include entire Village, and not just identified districts, and consider exceptions for senior living facilities.
3. Clarification of lot area standard for C1-D zoning.
4. Clarification of minimum lot area requirements for PUD zoning.
5. Consider height standards for buildings in lots that abut more restrictive district boundaries (rules similar to existing Section 133-12(d) that addresses setbacks).


Dated this 19th day of March, 2018.

KEVIN EVEN, P.E.
Zoning Administrator                                                      

Published:          The Waunakee Tribune, March 22 & March 29, 2018.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Yellowbook Phone Book Delivery

The Madison area Yellowbook phone book will be delivered to Waunakee residents starting on approximately March 23, 2018 and ending approximately April 20, 2018.  To order additional Yellowbook directories, residents may call 1-800-YB Yellow (1-877-607-0775).  Residents may opt-out of future deliveries by visiting www.yellowpagesoptout.com and can learn about recycling options at recycleyellowbook.com.

Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of March 18, 2018

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

Village Board 
March 19, 2018 - 6:00 PM
Village Hall - 500 West Main Street


Utilities Commission-CANCELLED
March 21, 2018 - 5:30 PM
Waunakee Utilities - 322 Moravian Valley Road

Check out the prior post on this topic:
http://waunablog.blogspot.com/2018/03/village-of-waunakee-agenda-week-of_9.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:
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

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)


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, March 14, 2018

The Big Waunabowskee SOLD OUT

Wauna-A-Bowl
301 S. Century Ave
Friday, April 27, 2018
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

The Big Waunabowskee has sold out.  You can still show your support by coming down to the Waun-A-Bowl and participating in the silent auction.    

Click the link below for more details: 

Friday, March 9, 2018

Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of March 11, 2018

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

Special Village Board Meeting
March 12, 2018 - 5:00 PM
Village Hall - 500 West Main Street

Plan Commission 
March 12, 2018 - 5:00 PM
Village Hall - 500 West Main Street

March 13, 2018 - 6:00 PM
Westport Town Hall - 5387 Mary Lake Road 


Check out the prior post on this topic:
https://waunablog.blogspot.com/2018/03/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:
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

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)


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, March 7, 2018

Friends of the Waunakee Library Pie Sale

Waunakee Public Library
710 South Street
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 (PI Day)
10:00 AM

Fresh homemade pies will be on sale in the main level of the library beginning at 10:00 AM and continuing until they run out of merchandise! All proceeds help fund programs, materials, and activities at the Waunakee Public Library that fall above and beyond the library's annual budget.



WOW - Hearing Aids: Prescribed vs. Over the Counter

Waunakee Village Center
333 S Madison Street
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
7:00 PM

The Waunakee Village Center and the Waunakee Lions Club are pleased to offer a Workshop on Wellness titled Hearing Aids: Prescribed vs. Over the Counter. UW Audiology will be presenting the program. WOW programs are free and offered the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

12th Annual Wellness & Energy Fair

Waunakee Village Center
333 South Madison Street
Saturday, March 10, 2018
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The Waunakee Lions Club and Waunakee Utilities along with the Village Center will be holding the 12th Annual Waunakee Wellness and Energy Fair on March 10, 2018 at the Village Center.

This is a free event, open to all ages and will include community groups, health screenings, information booths and energy demonstrations. There will be informational booths that range from preschool to senior programs and materials.

Click the link below for more details:



Personal Shopping Opportunity, March 14, 2018

Waunakee Neighborhood Connection
208 S Century Ave
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

At Waunakee Neighborhood Connection, Personal Shoppers assist families while they "shop" for clothing, household items, and more. Shopping days for families are a wonderful way to serve others! Spanish speakers, here's your chance to practice!

Click the link below to sign up:

Personal Shopper

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Big Waunabowskee

 
Wauna-A-Bowl
301 S. Century Ave
Friday, April 27, 2018
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Join us for the 8th Annual Big Waunabowskee to support
Waunakee Neighborhood Connection! Purchase tickets
online or at Waunakee Neighborhood Connection.

Click the link below for more details:

Big Waunabowskee  

Monday, March 5, 2018

Are You Ready for Spring?


Don’t forget to change your clocks ahead one hour on Sunday as Daylight Saving Time begins. It’s also a great time to change your batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors and get other emergency safety items ready for spring storm season. Follow the link below as you "spring forward" for additional spring reminders and safety tips.

Ready Wisconsin

Friday, March 2, 2018

Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of March 4, 2018

The following official Village meeting will take place this coming week:
March 5, 2018 - 6:00 PM
Village Hall - 500 West Main Street

Check out the prior post on this topic:
http://waunablog.blogspot.com/2018/02/village-of-waunakee-agenda-week-of_23.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:
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

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)


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, March 1, 2018

Creative Wall at the Hall with LuAnn Miley

Would you like to view art that captures an artist's favorite places, things, and nature's beauty on canvas using acrylic paints? 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 exhibit of paintings by local artist LuAnn Miley. Make plans to stop in at the Village Hall, during business hours, for the months of March and April. You'll have the chance to view the paintings and learn more about LuAnn's artistic talents.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

2018 Public Works Improvement Projects

Village staff recently held an informational open house for residents regarding the 2018 Public Works Improvement projects and the extension of Cross Street to Madison Street. Below are the links to materials presented at the meeting. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jim Madden, Construction Manager at 608-849-6469.

Please click the links below for more details:

2018 Construction Projects

2018 Cross Street Presentation

2018 Public Works Projects Presentation

Waunakee Police Department March Newsletter

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

March Newsletter

Friday, February 23, 2018

Seasonal Maintenance Worker Position

The Village of Waunakee is seeking Seasonal Maintenance Worker candidates for seasonal employment (30-40 hours per week, $11.00 per hour; May 1 - October 31) in the Parks and Recreation and Street Maintenance Divisions. Candidates will perform manual labor maintaining grounds and park equipment, and repairing Village streets.

A complete job description and application are available at the Village Hall, 500 W. Main Street or on the Village of Waunakee website. Candidates must be capable of performing strenuous physical work and possess a valid Wisconsin driver’s license. Minimum qualifications required include a High School Diploma or GED, and 18 years of age or older at date of appointment. Candidates will be subject to a pre-employment drug screen. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

The Village is an equal opportunity employer.

For questions or more information, please contact Adam Bentley, Assistant Village Administrator/HR Manager at 608-850-2182 or abentley@waunakee.com


Click the link below for more details:

February 20, 2018 Election Results

Please click the link below for the results of the February 20, 2018 Spring Primary Election:

Spring Primary Results

Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of February 25, 2018

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

Utilities Commission
February 26, 2018 - 5:30 PM
Waunakee Utilities - 322 Moravian Valley Road 

Public Works Committee
February 27, 2018 - 6:00 PM
Village Hall - 500 West Main Street

Check out the prior post on this topic:
http://waunablog.blogspot.com/2018/02/village-of-waunakee-agenda-week-of_16.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, February 22, 2018

Community Conversation to Explore Waunakee's Creativity

Waunakee Village Center
333 S.  Madison Street
Monday, February 26, 2018
6:30 PM-8:30 PM

Thank you to everyone who joined us this past Sunday to talk about Waunakee’s Creative Economy Initiative. If you couldn’t make it, we have another opportunity for you to provide input about ways to coordinate and strengthen Waunakee’s creative efforts. Join us on Monday, February 26, at 6:30 PM at the Village Center. Community members of all ages are invited, so spread the word with your family, friends, neighbors, students, and colleagues! Let us know you’re coming with an RSVP at the link below. 




Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Waunakee Ranked Among Safest Communities


Waunakee was recently named the second Safest City in Wisconsin for 2018 by the National Council for Home Safety and Security. For the full article and more information on the study, click the link below.

Safest Cities

2018 Dane Arts Poster


The Dane Arts 2018 poster is now available at the Village Hall, located at 500 West Main Street. This year's poster is titled "Sunflower on Ely Place" by artist Reed Jones. Your donation is warmly welcome and greatly appreciated. For information on the artist, and the story behind the poster, click the link below for more details.

Dane Arts

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Kidcare Attendant/Program Leader Position Opening at the Village Center


The Village of Waunakee is seeking candidates for part-time employment as a Kidcare Attendant/Program Leader in the Village Center. The successful candidate will supervise drop-in childcare on weekday mornings and Friday morning Indoor Playground.  Assist as needed with youth birthday parties and enrichment programs.  Experience working with children required. 

The position will remain open until filled.  Application materials are available on the Village’s website at www.waunakee.com/jobs or at the Village Center Welcome Desk.  For more information contact Program Supervisor, Connie Gavinski at 850-5992.  

Interested candidates should submit an application online or in person to Human Resources, 500 W. Main Street, Waunakee, WI. 

Click the link below for more details


Friday, February 16, 2018

Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of February 18, 2018

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

Village Hall Open House
February 19, 2018 - 5:00 PM
Village Hall - 500 West Main Street

February 19, 2018 - 6:00 PM
Village Hall - 500 West Main Street

Joint Review Board
February 21, 2018 - 6:00 PM
Village Hall - 500 West Main Street

Check out the prior post on this topic:
Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of February 11, 2018

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

Get Out and Vote!

Spring Primary Election
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Waunakee Village Center
333 S. Madison Street
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Public Open House Regarding Building Height Zoning Change

Village Hall
500 West Main Street
Monday, February 19, 2018
5:00 PM-6:00 PM

The public is invited to an open house meeting with Village staff regarding the proposed zoning change to allow for structures above 45 feet in height in the commercial district. Anyone interested may drop in between 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM on Monday, February 19, 2018 at the Village Hall.


As currently recommended by the Plan Commission, any structures above 45 feet in height would require a Conditional Use Permit and would need to meet certain standards. The proposed standards are:
  1. The height of the building shall not exceed 55 feet.
  2. All part(s) of the building that are above 45 feet in height shall be setback a minimum of 30 feet from any road Right-of-way.
  3. The total surface square footage of the part(s) of the building above 45 feet cannot exceed 25% of the total square footage of the first floor of the building.
Please click the link below to view the draft ordinance:

Draft Ordinance

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Library Project Update

Village officials and staff have enjoyed the recent opportunities to interact with citizens who have inquired directly for factual information on various Village issues and project. Those who have sought facts before forming their opinions have demonstrated truly responsible citizenship. 
 
In particular, the new Public Library project has received a lot of attention, especially now that the 15+ year process is coming to its ultimate climax with the potential awarding of a construction contract (to be considered in March). Hundreds and hundreds of hours engaging the community in this process has allowed for public input, constructive feedback, and plan tweaking. The way in which the public has been reached with this process is reflected in the successful public fund raising that has occurred to date. Thanks to over 340 donors, the capital campaign has exceeded its initial goal and stands at $1.517 million in committed private donations. Hats off to the Campaign Committee members, who have now established a new “reach” goal beyond the initial $1.5M.
 
For those who perhaps are still uncertain about some of the project details, below are answers to a few of the recent questions that we have been hearing:

Q: What is the project cost and how much is the Village’s public investment?
A: The estimated construction contract for a new library based on current plans is approximately $10M. When including all site and environmental clean-up the total cost is approximately $15M, which includes Village acquisition of the former Alloy site, building demolition, and contamination remediation. The Village Board has for several years established a threshold limit of $12M in Village public funding for the overall project, with the remaining funds to come from private fundraising, grants, and sale proceeds from the current library building.

Q: Is the final decision made on proceeding with the project?
A: Many decisions have been made regarding the project, based particularly on how complex the overall project has been. The cleanup of the blighted Alloy property has been a priority for the Village, but also an aspect of the project that has created many challenges. The Village was successful in obtaining a $500,000 grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to assist with the clean-up, which was awarded in anticipation that the Library project would occur on the improved site. BUT, a defining decision-making moment will be when the Village receives the construction bids. The bids will be made available to interested contractors on February 15th, and are due back to the Village on March 8th. The Village Board would then be expected to consider awarding the contract in March or April (depending on the amount of time needed to thoroughly review the bids received and contractor qualifications). If no qualified bid is within range of the estimated cost ($10M), it is expected that the project scope would be revisited in order stay within the funding limitations (remember the $12M public funding limit).

Q: Will this project cause the Village to exceed its borrowing limits?
A: First off, borrowing limits for municipalities in Wisconsin are set by the State, which says that a community cannot have outstanding debt in excess of 5% of total property value. In 2017 that limit for the Village is $85,866,755. In Waunakee’s case, the Village Board goes a step further to limit our debt. The Board has established a policy that the Village will hold its outstanding debt at HALF of the State limit ($42,933,375 in 2017). Based on current estimates and property value growth projections, we do NOT expect that the Village’s debt will exceed its own policy in future years as a result of borrowing for the library project.

You can find more information about the Library project online at
http://www.waunakeepubliclibrary.org/new-library-building-update. Village officials and staff remain eager to answer other questions from the public. Here’s how you can get hold of us:

Erick Plumb, Library Director – 849-4217 / eplumb@waupl.org
Todd Schmidt, Village Administrator- 850-5227 / tschmidt@waunakee.com
Chris Zellner, Village President – 849-4515 / czellner@waunakee.com