Thursday, May 31, 2018

Creative Economy Initiative (CEI)

Earlier this month, the Bolz Center consulting team presented its final recommendations for the Creative Economy Initiative (CEI) to the Village Board. The team’s recommendations included a series of strategies to take the CEI from a “Village Initiative” to a “Community Initiative” in the next three years. You can learn more about their plan by exploring a few of their key deliverables, which are now available on the Village’s Creative Economy webpage: http://www.waunakee-ed.com/creativeeconomytaskforce

We hope that this process has renewed energy for the CEI and encourage new community members to get involved. If you're interested in participating with the next phase of this work, reach out to us!





Listening Session YouTube Video

The Village of Waunakee has uploaded the most recent Village Listening Session (5/29/2018) to YouTube. Please find Part I of the meeting and Part II by clicking on the respective links.

Along with the video, the Village is providing answers to questions that were unable to be answered the evening of the Listening Session. That Q & A document can be found here.

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





Public Works Improvements Update - Week of June 4, 2018

To view the Public Works Improvements for the week of June 4, 2018, click the link below:

June 4, 2018 Update

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Waunakee Neighborhood Connection: June Personal Shopper Opportunity

Waunakee Neighborhood Connection
208 S Century Ave
Monday, June 4, 2018
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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! Click on the link below for more information:

Waunakee Neighborhood Connection: June Community Focus

Waunakee Neighborhood Connection
208 S Century Ave

June is time for Fun in the Sun! Help WNC families
enjoy the summer sun and beat the heat with Fun in the Sun Pails!
We're looking for donations of sunscreen, bug spray, band aids, bubbles, and sidewalk chalk to complete these kits! Your donation keeps a family safe and protected from pesky bugs and harmful rays, with a big dose of fun thrown in! Donations can be dropped of
at 208 S Century Ave.



Sunday, May 27, 2018

Big Rig Gig

Ripp Park
213 Dorn Drive
Sunday, June 3, 2018
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Do your kids get excited when they see a big dump truck rumbling by or the flashing lights of a police car? Put your imagination in gear, grab your Bob the Builder hat and head on down to this awesome event. Kids of all ages can climb on, explore and get up close with their favorite big rigs. Parents bring your cameras. Admission is FREE!

Friday, May 25, 2018

Friends of the Library Garden Art Silent Auction

Waunakee Public Library
710 South Street
May 1-28, 2018

Stop by the Library to see our beautiful garden artwork up for bid in our Friends Garden Art Silent Auction. Bidding goes through May 28th. Items include wall art, quilts, a bluebird house, chairs, and handmade cards.

Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of May 27, 2018

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

Utilities Commission

May 29, 2018 - 5:30 PM
Waunakee Utilities - 322 Moravian Valley Road

Neighborhood Listening Session

May 29, 2018 - 6:00 PM
Rex;s Innkeeper - 301 North Century Avenue 


Check out the prior post on this topic:
Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of May 20, 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, May 24, 2018

Public Works Improvements Update - Week of May 29, 2018

To view the Public Works Improvements for the week of May 29, 2018, please click the link below:

May 29, 2018 Update

Waunakee Community Band Concert

Village Park Gazebo
301 South Division Street
Thursday, May 31, 2018 
7:00 PM

Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chair and join us at the Waunakee Community Band’s first concert of the 2018 summer season. This marks the beginning of the 33rd season of providing free musical entertainment for the community. The Waunakee Music Boosters will sponsor an ice cream social both before the concert and during the intermission.

Click the link below for more details:

Village Board Meeting on YouTube

The Village of Waunakee has uploaded the most recent Village Board meeting (5/21/2018) to YouTube.

Please click the link below for more details:

May 21, 2018 Village Board Meeting

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

Waunakee Police Department Bike Rodeo

Prairie Elementary School
700 N Madison Street
Thursday, May 31, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Bike Rodeo is designed to promote safe riding habits and skills needed for young bike riders, ages 5-12. Free helmet fitting, free bike licensing and a bike technician will be on hand to help identify mechanical issues of the kid’s bikes. All participants will receive a prize! Prize tickets will be drawn after the event and prizes delivered to the school. No need to register or sign up. This is a free event, just show up and enjoy! *The Bike Rodeo may be canceled if there is inclement weather the day of the event.

For more information or questions about the event contact Police School Liaison Officer Erik Schmidt 849-2109

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Annual Street Sealing

It is time once again for the annual street maintenance program. The Village Board has awarded the annual “Chip Seal” project to Fahrner Asphalt Sealers, LLC, from Waunakee, Wisconsin. They will be sealing selected streets throughout the Village beginning May 30, 2018.

Click the link below for more details:

Street Sealing

Neighborhood Listening Session

Rex's Innkeeper
301 North Century Avenue
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

This is the second listening session of 2018. These sessions are held several times a 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, economic development, 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, May 22, 2018

Board of Review

Board of Review is scheduled for Wednesday, June 6, 2018, beginning at 6:00 PM at the Village Hall, 500 West Main Street. Notice of intent to object must be provided to the Village Clerk no later than 6:00 PM on Monday, June 4, 2018.

Please click the links below for more detail:

Objection Form

Notice of Board of Review

Monday, May 21, 2018

Village Hall Summer Hours

Village Hall summer hours run from Memorial Day through Labor Day
Mondays - Thursdays 7:00 AM to 4:15 PM
Fridays 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Village Hall Closed Memorial Day

The Waunakee Village Hall located at 500 West Main Street will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.  Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.

Pellitteri Memorial Day Pick Up Schedule

Residents normally serviced on Monday, May 28, 2018 through Thursday, May 31, 2018 will be serviced one day later than their normal pickup day due to the Memorial Day Holiday.

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

Memorial Day Celebration

Waunakee Veterans will have a Memorial Day Celebration May 28, 2018. The Parade starts at 10:30 a.m. on Main Street at the fire station and turns on Cross Street; the parade will end at the American Legion Post 360, 417 E, Main Street. The honor service will take place on the Legion grounds. Food will be served immediately after the memorial service. All in the community are welcome to attend. Bring a lawn chair and a dish to pass.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of May 20, 2018

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

Village Board
May 21, 2018 - 6:00 PM
Village Hall - 500 West Main Street


Tourism Commission
May 22, 2018 - 9:00 AM
Village Hall - 500 West Main Street

Check out the prior post on this topic:

Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of May 13, 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

Waunakee Neighborhood Connection's School Supply Drive

Waunakee Neighborhood Connection
School Supply Drive
May 19, 2018 - June 11, 2018

As the school year comes to a close, Waunakee Neighborhood
Connection's school supply drive is starting! There are purple bins
at each of the Waunakee Schools (except Prairie) for students to
donate their used supplies. This presents a great opportunity for students looking to help out in the community. Want to get involved even more? Waunakee Neighborhood Connection needs volunteers to empty bins now throughout the end of the school year! This is a perfect way to get a few end-of-year volunteer hours by collecting the donations and delivering them to Waunakee Neighborhood Connection, either on your own or with the help of a parent. Click on the link below to sign up through the volunteer button.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Village Board Meetings on YouTube


The Village of Waunakee is happy to announce that citizens will now be able to view Village Board meetings on the Village of Waunakee YouTube Channel starting with the May 7th, 2018 Village Board meeting. The meetings will be uploaded (typically within 48 hours) after regular and special Village Board meetings moving forward. To access the Village of Waunakee YouTube Channel, please visit the Village Board website at http://www.waunakee.com/86/Board-of-Trustees and scroll down to the online meetings section. Citizens have access to Village Board agendas, minutes and complete meeting packets through the YouTube Channel and Village website. 

As a reminder, Village Board meetings are televised on Cable Channel 979, every day at 11:00 a.m., and on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m. The public is always invited to attend Village Board meetings. Regular Board meetings are held at 6:00 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month at Village Hall (500 W. Main Street), unless posted otherwise.

After evaluating and perfecting the use of YouTube videos for Village Board meetings, staff will consider posting other meetings as well. In particular, Plan Commission and Listening Session meetings are under consideration.

For more information, please contact Adam Bentley, Assistant Village Administrator at abentley@waunakee.com or (608) 850-2182.

Public Works Improvements Update - Week of May 21, 2018

To view the Public Works Improvements for the week of May 14, 2018, please click the link below.

May 21, 2018  Update

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Overdose Prevention Training

Waunakee High School - PAC
301 Community Drive
Wednesday May 23, 2018
6:30 PM

This training is for concerned family, friends and community members who would like to learn how to prevent, recognize and respond to an overdose. Be part of the solution to the growing prescription drug and heroin epidemic, and potentially save a life. Those who attend can receive a free Naloxone (overdose reversal drug) kit.

Click the link below for more details:

Overdose Prevention Training

Waunakee Residential Spring Clean-Up

As Pellitteri is completing the 2018 Spring Clean-Up in the Village, please make note of the items below that are not acceptable for pick up during this special event. If you have left any of the following items at the curb, they will not be picked up and you will need to dispose of them yourself. Any mattresses or box springs not enclosed in the required plastic or vinyl storage bags will not be picked up either and you will be responsible for disposal of them.

Not Acceptable Items
Electronic Waste
Yard Waste
Building Materials
Tires
Pianos
Lead Acid Batteries
55-Gallon Drums
Household Pesticides
Concrete or Dirt
Oil Tanks and Filters
Vehicle Engine Blocks
Paints and Thinners
Televisions, Computers and Computer Monitors
Household Appliances (stoves, ovens, dishwashers, freezers, microwaves, refrigerators, dryers, washers, dehumidifiers, air conditioners, water softeners, or water heaters)

Town of Westport and Village of Waunakee Electronics Recycling Event
The Town of Westport and the Village of Waunakee are pleased to announce the annual computers, electronics, and appliances recycling event scheduled for Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Westport Municipal Building located at 5387 Mary Lake Road from 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.

Click the link below for more information:


Electronics Recycling Event

Monday, May 14, 2018

Chamber of Commerce Depot Days

Chamber of Commerce
100 E. Main St
Saturday, May 19, 2018
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

A celebration of spring in the heart of Waunakee with a day to shop, eat and play local will all be part of Depot Days. Come to the Depot to pick up your Depot Days reusable shopping bag (first 300 shoppers) and your passport to savings. Visit the listed businesses to get your passport stamped and take advantage of special discounts and giveaways. Stop back to the Depot after collecting your stamps to enter the drawing for a $250 WaunaBUCKS Shopping Spree! The Depot grounds will have free activities until 3:00 pm. Click on the link below for more information: 

Depot Day

Friday, May 11, 2018

Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of May 13, 2018

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

Economic Development Commission
May 14, 2018 - 5:00 PM
Village Hall - 500 West Main Street

Plan Commission
May 14, 2018 - 6:00 PM
Village Hall - 500 West Main Street

Joint Plan Commission
May 15, 2018 - 6:00 PM
Westport Town Hall - 5387 Mary Lake Road


Check out the prior post on this topic:
Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of May 6, 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

Public Works Improvements Update - Week of May 14, 2018

To view the Public Works Improvements for the week of May 14, 2018, please click the link below.

May 14, 2018 Update

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Keep Leaves and Grass Clippings Close to Home

When our streets and walkways are clear of leaves and grass clippings, local lakes and streams benefit. Leaves and grass contain significant amounts of phosphorus which promotes algae growth in Six Mile Creek and Lake Mendota.

Bicycle safety is also impacted when vegetation is left on the road.

Waunakee's ordinance Section 58-8 prohibits persons from placing leaves or grass clippings onto the pavement or into the gutter of any public streets.

Help keep our waterways clean and our streets and sidewalks safe by placing leaves and grass at the property line or above.

Contact Information:

Waunakee Village Hall
608-850-8500

Waunakee Public Works
608-849-5892

Waunakee Residential Spring Clean-Up!

Waunakee Residential Spring Clean-Up!
Monday, May 14, 2018
7:00 AM

Pellitteri Waste Systems and the Village of Waunakee Public Works Department are pleased to sponsor the 20th Annual Waunakee Residential Spring Clean-Up! This special pick up applies to Village of Waunakee residential property only, four units or smaller.

All Waunakee residents will be required to have their acceptable items at the curb by 7:00 AM on Monday, May 14, 2018. Pellitteri will begin their pick-up throughout the Village and will only run through the Village once. It may take Pellitteri a few days to complete.

Reminder-mattresses must be placed in a waterproof plastic or vinyl storage disposal bag. These bags can be purchased at Ace Hardware.

Please click the link below for more details:

2018 Spring Clean-Up!

Farmers Market

Waun-A-Bowl/Rocky Rococo Parking Lot
301 South Century Avenue
Every Wednesday
May 2 - October 31, 2018
3:00 - 6:00 PM

The Waunakee Area Farmers Market provides an outlet for sales of locally grown produce, homemade goods and handmade products with a focus on preserving Wisconsin's unique agricultural heritage and the historical role of the farmers market in the community.

Volunteers Needed for Bluegrass Festival

Schumacher Farm Park
5682 Highway 19
Volunteers needed June 14-18, 2918

The Schumacher Farm Park is looking for volunteers to help with their annual Bluegrass Festival which will take place June 16. Please consider helping make this event a great success. The park needs volunteers before, during and after the event. All volunteers logging three hours or more, will receive free admission even if you are helping before and/or after the event.

PLEASE SEE ALL OF THE POSITIONS AVAILABLE AND SIGN UP TODAY!

Click HERE to see a list of available positions and shifts or copy and paste the address into your browser.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044fafae2ca2fc1-2018volunteer

Due to alcohol sales at this event, all volunteers must be 21 years or older unless accompanying an adult.

Schumacher Farm Garage Sale

Schumacher Farm Park Barn
5682 Highway 19
Thursday May 10, 2018 and
Friday May, 11, 2018

Come to shop at the Schumacher Barn and find lots of treasures and deals while helping to support the Schumacher Farm Park during Village Wide Garage Sale Days. All proceeds will go toward supporting the Park's accessioning program that processes, catalogues and interprets farm artifacts.

Click the link below for more details:

Schumacher Garage Sale

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Waunakee Area EMS OPEN HOUSE


Waunakee Area EMS
201 N Klein

Sunday, May 20, 2018
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Waunakee Area EMS is holding an open house to kick of EMS week. Activities include learning CPR, how to splint, drone presentation, kids activities, emergency vehicles, Medflight lands at 12:30 PM. Please click on the link below for more information.


EMS Open House

Hovde Properties Unveils Downtown Waunakee Mixed-Use Development

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
3:30 PM
North of Main Street, between
Madison and Water Street

Hovde Properties, a leading residential and commercial real estate developer and owner, is announcing the addition of it's newest mixed-use development to break ground in Waunakee.
Please click on the link below for more information.

Hovde Properties

Monday, May 7, 2018

Groundbreaking for New Waunakee Public Library

Monday, May 21, 2018
11:00 AM
201 N. Madison Street

The Village of Waunakee and the Waunakee Library Board announce the groundbreaking ceremony for Waunakee's new public library.

Click the link below for more details:

New Public Library

Coffee with a Cop

Waunakee Senior Center
333 South Madison Street
Wednesday, May 15, 2018
9:00 AM - 10:30 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

Town of Westport & Village of Waunakee Recycling Event

The Town of Westport and the Village of Waunakee are pleased to announce the annual computers, electronics, and appliances recycling event scheduled for Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Westport Municipal Building located at 5387 Mary Lake Road from 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.

Click the link below for more Details:

Recycling Event

Friday, May 4, 2018

Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of May 6, 2018

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

Village Board
May 7, 2018 - 6:00 PM
Village Hall - 500 West Main Street

Check out the prior post on this topic:
Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of April 29, 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


Waunakee Police Department May Newsletter

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

May Newsletter

Thursday, May 3, 2018

WNC's Mother's Day Program

Give community moms the extra appreciation they deserve through Waunakee Neighborhood Connection's Mother's Day Program - Pamper Mom!

Click the link below for more details:

WNC Mother's Day Program

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Waunakee Neighborhood Connection Garage Sale

Waunakee Neighborhood Connection
124 W Main St D
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - Saturday, May 12, 2018
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Waunakee Neighborhood Connection's Garage Sale is a great opportunity to find bargains on items like electronics, tools, kitchen items, stamping/scrapbooking, costumes, furniture, sporting equipment, bedding, bikes, d├ęcor, and more! All proceeds for the sale directly support WNC programs and services! This year, WNC's Garage Sale will be hosted by Rod Ripp (of Ripp's Bar) and Shelley Murphy at the former Ooh La La Location. 

Workshop on Wellness: Common Youth Injuries and Prevention

Waunakee Village Center
333 S Madison Street
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
7:00 PM

The Waunakee Village Center and the Waunakee Lions Club are pleased to offer a workshop on Common Youth Inuries and Prevention. The program will be presented by Dr. Michael Blodgett of LSM Chiropractic. WOW programs are free and offered the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

Creative Wall at the Hall with Bill Rushing

Are you interested in viewing beautiful oil and acrylic works of art? 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 on display several pieces by local artist, Bill Rushing. Make plans to stop in the Village Hall, during business hours, for the months of May and June. You'll have the chance to view Bill's many creations.

Public Works Improvements Update - Week of May 7, 2018

To view the Public Works Improvements for the week of May 7, 2018, please click the link below.