Monday, October 22, 2018

Winter Brush Collection

Winter brush will be collected bi-weekly beginning October 29, 2018, 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. If you have any questions about the collection, please call the Public Works/Parks Garage at (608) 849-5892.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of October 21, 2018

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

Utilities Commission
October 22, 2018 - 5:30 PM
322 Moravian Valley Road

Fire District Board
October 22, 2018 - 6:00 PM
401 West Second Street

Check out the prior post on this topic:
Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of October 14, 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

Halloween at Schumacher Farm

Schumacher Farm Park
5682 Hwy 19
Saturday, October 27, 2018
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 at Schumacher Farm

Highway Q Construction Complete

The Dane County Highway Department has informed us that the CTH Q reconstruction project from Onken Road to Meffert Road is complete and the road is now reopened and traffic flow in all directions is fully restored. There is still some minor signal and finish work that needs to be completed.

Waunakee Ecumenical Board Blood Drive

First Presbyterian Church
Fellowship Hall
5763 County Road Q
Friday, October 26, 2018
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Live Life. Give Life. Appointments preferred; walk-ins welcome. To make an appointment, call (800) RED CROSS (733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org use sponsor code Waunakee.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Public Works Improvements Update - Week of October 22, 2018

To view the Public Works Improvements for the week of October 22, 2018, please click on the link below:

October 22, 2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

TID and TIF Question and Answer Session

Waunakee Village Center
333 South Madison Street
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
7:00 PM-8:00 PM

Dane County Treasurer Adam Gallagher will present a Q&A on Tax Incremental Districts and Tax Incremental Financing with Dane County Board Supervisor Tim Kiefer serving as moderator. The session will start with basic questions followed by audience member discussion. The educational session is hosted by the Friends of Waunakee.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Join the Movement! Rake for our Lakes

Take action from home to reduce pollution and help improve our lakes.

Click the link below for more details:

Clean Lakes

Housing Task Force Meeting on YouTube

The Village of Waunakee has uploaded the most recent Housing Task Force Meeting (10/11/2018) to YouTube.  Part one is linked here and part two is linked here.

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

Friday, October 12, 2018

Preliminary Design of CTH M (CTH Q to STH 113) Meeting

Notice of Public Informational Meeting
Preliminary Design of CTH M
(CTH Q to STH 113)
Dane County
October 30, 2018
Town of Westport-Kennedy Administration Building-Community Room
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Please click the link below for more details:

Meeting Notice

Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of October 14, 2018

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

Finance Committee
October 15, 2018 - 5:00 PM
Village Hall - 500 West Main Street

Village Board
October 15, 2018 - 6:00 PM
Village Hall - 500 West Main Street

Check out the prior post on this topic:
Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of October 7, 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

Halloween Safety


Waunakee Halloween Trick or Treating
Wednesday, October 13, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Please keep everyone safe this year on Halloween, drive extra cautious in the neighborhoods and watch out for pedestrians. The following are some safety tips for parents and children:
  1. Teach your children how to properly cross a street. Only cross streets at crosswalks.
  2. Help your child pick out or make a costume that has eye holes large enough for good peripheral vision.
  3. For greater visibility during dusk and darkness, decorate or trim costumes with reflective tape that will glow in the beam of a car's headlights. Bags or sacks should also be light colored or decorated with reflective tape.
  4. To easily see and be seen, children should also carry flashlights or glow sticks.
  5. Costumes should be short enough to prevent children from tripping and falling.
  6. If your child is carrying a prop, make sure the tips are smooth and flexible enough to not cause injury if fallen on.
  7. Know the route your kids will be taking if you aren't going with them.
  8. The safest idea is to have an adult accompany kids. If you're not with the kids, be sure to set a time they will be home by. Make sure they know how important it is for them to be home on time.
  9. Children should not enter homes or apartments unless they are accompanied by and adult.
  10. Teach your kids about not getting into strangers cars or talking to strangers, no matter what the person says to them. Explain to them as simply as you can that some adults are bad and want to hurt children, that they should never go into a house that they don't know, get into a car or go anywhere with a stranger. Also, tell them what to do should this happen, to scream as loud as they can to draw attention and to run away as fast as they can to someplace safe.

Waunakee Fire Department Pancake Breakfast

Waunakee Fire Department
401 W Second Street
Sunday, October 14, 2018
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Waunakee Fire Department will host the annual pancake breakfast this Sunday. Serving pancakes, eggs, sausage, milk, juice, and coffee. Cost is $5.00, kids 10 & under eat for free! All Proceeds from this year's breakfast will be going to the family of Sun Prairie Fire Captain Cory Barr's family and sun Prairie firefighter Ryan Welch. Stop by the Fire Station for a morning of breakfast and fun for the
whole family.

Public Works Improvements Update - Week of October 15, 2018

To view the Public Works Improvements for the week of October 15, 2018, please click on the link below:

October 15, 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Barrels on Parade

Thanks to Tammy and Paul for purchasing one of our Public Arts Barrels (Bucky Badger). It will look great in your home! 

For more information about how you can buy one of the barrels, please read the Barrels on Parade press release below.

Barrels on Parade

In collaboration with Abby Wilson Painting, Endres Manufacturing, and Springfield Welding and Manufacturing , the 2018 Village of Waunakee’s Public Art Project highlights historic Waunakee, Downtown Madison, and the University of Wisconsin. Local artist, Abby Wilson was commissioned and designed artistic metal renderings that have been affixed to ten wooden barrels. Springfield Welding and Manufacturing, in partnership with Endres Manufacturing, assisted in translating the designs to metal, rolling and rendering the plates, and attaching the plates to the barrels. Each of the three designs will be featured on three of the barrels with one special barrel, stained red, signed with University of Wisconsin Athletic Coaches.

Barrels are on display throughout the community in mostly high traffic locations including the Village Center, the Waunakee Public Library, Rex’s Inkeeper, The Lone Girl, and Village Hall. If you have an interest in purchasing a barrel for your home or business, please contact Adam Bentley, Assistant Village Administrator at abentley@waunakee.com or at 608-850-2182. Proceeds raised by barrel sales will go to the Endres Manufacturing Company Foundation, and to the Village of Waunakee, in its continued support of similar artistic endeavors. The Village sincerely appreciates the work of all our partners on this project, many of which donated their time, talents, and labor in ensuring this project was successful.

New Village Board Meeting Agenda Available

To view the agenda for the October 15, 2018 Village Board meeting, please click the link below:

October 15, 2018 Agenda

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Plan Commission Meeting on YouTube

The Village of Waunakee has uploaded the most recent Plan Commission meeting (10/8/2018) to YouTube. The meeting can be found by clicking the link below:


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

Monday, October 8, 2018

Raking Leaves into the Street

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

Park Shelter Restrooms

Waunakee Park Shelter's Restrooms will be closed starting October 15, 2018 for the Winter Season.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of October 7,2018

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

Plan Commission
October 8, 2018 - 6:00 PM
Village Hall - 500 West Main Street

Joint Plan Commission - CANCELLED
October 9, 2018 - 6:00 PM
Westport Town Hall - 5387 Mary Lake Road

Waunakee Housing Task Force
October 11, 2018 - 5:30 PM
Village Center - 333 South Madison Street

EMS Commission
October 11, 2018 - 7:00 PM
Waunakee Area EMS - 201 North Klein Drive

Library Board
October 12, 2018 - 7:45 AM
Public Library - 710 South Street

Check out the prior post on this topic:
Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of September 30, 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, October 4, 2018

Public Works Improvements Update - Week of October 8, 2018

To view the Public Works Improvements for the week of October 8, 2018, click the link below:

October 8, 2018

13th Annual Food for Kidz

Waunakee High School Field House
301 Community Drive
Sunday, October 21, 2018

Volunteers of all ages are needed to help package meals to fight hunger. The goal for 2018 is to package 333,000 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

Compost Facility is Open and Accessible

The MRD (Metropolitan Refuse District) compost facility, which serves Village residents at 5211 County Highway Q, will remain open and accessible during the reconstruction on the County Highway Q corridor (Heron Trail to Meffert Road south and outside of the Village). During construction, County Highway Q will be closed to through traffic. Local traffic is allowed. Access to the dog park, soccer field and compost facility will be maintained at all times. There may be short periods where certain construction steps that will require motorists to access the compost facility from the south (to Q via Balzer Road, Oncken Road, or County M).

Remember that this area is a construction zone. Drivers should always pay attention to roadway signs and construction workers. Please slow down and use caution when entering, traveling through or exiting a construction zone.

Please click the link below for information regarding this project from the Dane County Department of Public Works/Highway and Transportation:

Dane County Department of Public Works/Highway and Transportation

The Dane County Landfill located at 7102 US Highways 12 and 18, one-half mile east of I-90 (across from Yahara Hills Golf Course) is another compost location available for use by Dane County residents. Please click the link below for more details:

Dane County Landfill

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Supporting Our Business Community

Construction comes with obstacles, detours, and inconveniences. The reconstruction on the County Highway Q corridor (Heron Trail to Meffert Road south and outside of the Village) presents challenges for several businesses in our community. Residents can do their part to help support these businesses by shopping local. Don’t let the inconvenience of a slightly longer drive keep you from frequenting the many businesses which give so much back to our Village.

The Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce has a great deal of information about our local businesses. You can learn more at www.waunakeechamber.com, facebook.com/waunakeechamber, or by contacting Chamber staff at (608) 849-5977.

Dane County Emergency Notification System - Are You Registered?

Dane County’s Emergency Notification System is used to alert people and provide important information during an emergency. In the event of an emergency, officials can identify the affected area and send a message that describes the situation and recommends the protective actions residents should take. The system will automatically call out to all land-line telephone numbers within that geographic area and deliver a recorded message.

You can also sign up to receive alert messages on your cell phone, by text message, or by Email. These are a popular and effective means of receiving emergency information. You will, however, need to register your contact information in order to receive these alerts.

AtHoc Cloud provides these notification services for Dane County. Signing up with this service will enable local authorities to alert you about potential life-threatening and public safety threats in your community. Residents who sign up may be contacted with information about emergencies like:

Hazardous materials incidents
Emergency evacuations
Missing persons
Dangerous persons
Public health alerts

You can also sign up to receive email and text messages for notification of severe weather Watches and Warnings issued by the National Weather Service.

When signing up, you will be prompted to create a new account. You will then be asked to provide your address and personal contact information, such as your email address or your cell phone number for text messages.

Dane County and AtHoc Cloud are serious about protecting your personal information. Your contact information will be used for emergency notification purposes only. Your information will not be used for any other reason and will not be released to the public.

Click the link below for more details:

Workshop on Wellness: Oral Health

Waunakee Village Center
333 S Madison Street
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
7:00 PM

The Waunakee Village Center and the Waunakee Lions Club are pleased to offer a workshop on the topic of oral health for the aging population. The program will be presented by Dr. Tucker Smith of Midwest Dental. WOW programs are free and offered the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

BOO BASH!

Century Avenue Business District

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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! There will be trick-or-treating at local businesses, games, giveaways, and a photo booth. The Waunakee Food Pantry will be collecting donations.

Click the link below for more details:

http://www.waunakeechamber.com/boo-bash

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

New Joint Plan Commission Agenda Available

To view the agenda for the cancelled October 9, 2018 Joint Plan Commission meeting, please click the link below:

Agenda

New Plan Commission Agenda Available

To view the agenda for the October 8, 2018 Plan Commission meeting, please click the link below:

Village Board Meeting on YouTube

The Village of Waunakee has uploaded the most recent Village Board meeting (10/01/2018) to YouTube. The meeting can be found by clicking the link below:


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

Farmers Market

Waun-A-Bowl/Rocky Rococo Parking Lot
301 South Century Avenue
Every Wednesday
May 2 - October 31, 2018
3:30 - 6:30 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.

Waunakee Police Department October Newsletter

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

October Newsletter

Monday, October 1, 2018

Village Wide Trick or Treating

Trick or Treating hours in the Village of Waunakee will be Wednesday, October 31, 2018 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.