Monday, December 30, 2019

Recycling Tips - Pizza Boxes

Did you know that only the clean part of a pizza box can be placed in your recycling bin? Watch the video below to learn more about recycling pizza boxes and how to prevent recycling contamination.

Pizza Box Recycling

For more information about garbage and recycling in the Village of Waunakee, click the links below:

Recycling Information
Common Contaminants
Waunakee Waste Information

Thursday, December 26, 2019

No Trash or Recycling Pick-up on New Year's Day

Pelitteri will be closed on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 due to the New Year holiday.

Residents will be serviced one day later than their normal service day for the remainder of the week. Residents normally serviced on Friday will be serviced on Saturday, January 4, 2020.

Since collection routes may be serviced differently, your pick-up time may be altered. As always, please make sure to have your carts out by 7:00 AM for collection. (click here for more information).

Also, like Pellitteri's new Facebook page to keep up to date on Pellitteri happenings!

Curious about your recycling? Check out the expanded recycling list and recycling video to see what is recyclable and how it gets sorted. Want to be a super recycler? Check out the recycling tip videos!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Village Hall Holiday Hours

Tuesday, December, 31, 2019 (Closing at Noon)
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 (Closed)

Village Hall located at 500 West Main Street will be closed due to the New Year Holiday.  Normal business hours will resume on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Tree Trimming

The Parks/Streets Department will be trimming terrace trees this winter, weather permitting. Please call the Village Garage at (608) 849-5892 if you have any questions.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Holiday Trash and Recycling

The holidays are a time for giving, but they can also generate a lot of extra waste. While it’s always better to try to reduce the amount of waste we create, having extra after the holidays is almost inevitable. Below are some guidelines on how to deal with those items.


The following seasonal items can be placed in your blue Pellitteri Recycling cart:
  • Gift boxes
  • Wrapping and tissue paper (NOT the foil-type)
  • Cardboard wrapping paper tubes 
  • Paper greeting cards (NO photo paper please) and gift tags
  • Envelopes
  • Cardboard (flatten, cut down to 4’ x 4’ sections or smaller)
Other items that can be recycled elsewhere:
  • Christmas trees – will be picked up by the Village (does not pertain to private streets) 
  • Christmas lights and electrical cords – drop off at Waunakee Neighborhood Connection - 208 S. Century Avenue
  • Styrofoam – EPS/Styrofoam can be dropped off at Reynolds Urethane Recycling, Inc. located in Madison at 2701 Progress Road. 
Did You Know?  Additional recycling can be placed in a clear garbage bag (available at Ace Hardware) and placed next to your blue recycling cart. Pellitteri will pick this up at no charge with your regular recycling.

Special trash tags can be purchased for extra garbage that doesn’t fit in your brown trash cart. The tags are $15 for a sheet of 5 and are available at Village Hall - 500 West Main Street. 

Click the link below for more details:

Trash/Recycling Information


Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Village Board Meeting on YouTube

The Village of Waunakee has uploaded the most recent Village Board meeting (12/16/2019) To YouTube. The meeting can be found by clicking the link below:

Village Board Meeting

For more information, please contact Caitlin Stene, Deputy Administrator / Village Clerk at cstene@waunakee.com or 608-850-2827.

Village Hall Holiday Hours

Tuesday, December, 24, 2019 (Closing at Noon)
Wednesday December 25, 2019 (Closed)

Village Hall located at 500 West Main Street will be closed due to the Christmas Holiday.  Normal business hours will resume on Thursday, December 26, 2019.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Recycling Tips - Water Contamination

Paper and cardboard are some of the most common and easily recycled items. But did you know they can’t be recycled if they’re wet? Now that winter weather has arrived be sure to keep the lid of your recycling bin closed and remember to place extra recycling in clear plastic recycling bags next to your bin. Watch this short video to learn more.

For more information about garbage and recycling in the Village of Waunakee, click the links below:

Recycling Information
Common Contaminants
Waunakee Waste Information

No Trash or Recycling Pick-up on Christmas Day

Pellitteri will be closed on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 due to the Christmas holiday.

Residents will be serviced one day later than their normal service day for the remainder of the week. Residents normally serviced on Friday will be serviced on Saturday, December 28, 2019.

Since collection routes may be serviced differently, your pick-up time may be altered. As always, please make sure to have your carts out by 7:00 AM for collection. (click here for more information).

Also, like Pellitteri's new Facebook page to keep up to date on Pellitteri happenings!

Curious about your recycling? Check out the expanded recycling list and recycling video to see what is recyclable and how it gets sorted. Want to be a super recycler? Check out the recycling tip videos!

Friday, December 13, 2019

Plan Commission Meeting on YouTube

The Village of Waunakee has uploaded the most recent Waunakee Plan Commission meeting (12/9/2019) to YouTube. Please click the link below for more details:

Plan Commission

Thursday, December 12, 2019

New Village Board Agenda Available

To view the agenda for the December 16, 2019 Village Board meeting, please click the link below:

Agenda

Neighborhood Listening Session

Arboretum Elementary School Library
1350 Arboretum Drive
Waunakee, WI 53597
Wednesday, January 22, 20202
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Please join Village President Chris Zellner for a Neighborhood Listening Session at tArboretum Elementary School in Waunakee. Listening sessions are held several times throughout the year at different locations around the Village. Anyone is welcome to attend.

The purpose of the listening session is to give Village residents the opportunity to meet informally with Village President Chris Zellner and members of the Village’s management team to discuss issues and ask questions. Topics of discussion can cover a variety of issues including Waunakee’s growth, improvements and current projects, conditions of the neighborhood, traffic, 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 608-850-5227 or administrator@waunakee.com.


Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Tax Collection

Taxes can be paid at Village Hall during office hours. Please note the State Bank of Cross Plains in Waunakee also accepts tax payments in their lobby.


Village Hall
500 W. Main Street
Mon through Fri - 7:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Tue, December 24 - 7:00 AM - Noon
Wed, December 25 - CLOSED
Tue, December 31 - 7:00 AM - Noon
Wed, January 1 - CLOSED


State Bank of Cross Plains
610 W Main St
Lobby Hours:
Mon through Fri - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue, December 24 - 9:00 AM - Noon
Wed, December 25 - CLOSED
Tue, December 31 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed, January 1 - Closed

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

New Styrofoam Recycling Drop-Off Location

Please take a minute to read this important announcement from Brian Duzan, VP Operations, Uniek, Inc. 

Currently Uniek Inc., at 805 Uniek Drive in the Waunakee Business Park, accepts EPS/Styrofoam at drop-off containers for recycling. Due to business growth and building constraints, we decided that we were going to need to find a partner company in the Dane County area to take over the Styrofoam recycling process. My goal was to keep this important program in place, and continue to provide businesses and municipalities within the Dane County area a place to drop off and recycle EPS packaging; thus avoiding the landfilling this material. We are announcing that Reynolds Urethane Recycling Inc. located on the east side of Madison will be taking over this process at their operation in December. We will continue to allow residents within the Waunakee Village to drop off material at our outside bins until Dec 20th. After that time, Reynolds will be the primary location for dropping of material. They are located in Madison at 2701 Progress Road. We thank you for all of your efforts over the years in supporting our process, for helping to keep materials from the landfill, and encourage you to utilize the ongoing service provided by Reynolds.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Recycling Tips - Aluminum Cans

Did you know that it's not necessary to crush your aluminum cans before tossing them in your recycling bin? In fact a flattened can could be confused for paper and could contaminate our recycling stream. Take a moment to watch this short video to learn more.

For more information about garbage and recycling in the Village of Waunakee, click the links below:

Recycling Information
Common Contaminants
Waunakee Waste Information

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Hero Club Breakfast with Santa

Waunakee High School Commons
301 Community Drive
Sunday, December 15, 2019
8:00 AM

Annual Hero Club Santa Pancake Breakfast will be held in the WHS Commons. Bring your cameras and take your Christmas photos with Santa. All are welcome to come and join in the festivities of the morning.


Friday, December 6, 2019

Fall Leaf Pick Up Complete

The Public Works Department has completed its final sweep of fall leaf pick up in the Village of Waunakee. Leaves will no longer be collected until spring leaf pick up. Additional leaves or yard waste may be taken to the MRD compost site located at 5211 County Truck Highway Q south of the Village.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Create Waunakee Committee

On November 18th Waunakee's Village Board approved the creation of the Create Waunakee Committee. The Village is seeking 9 community members, including one member of Village Board and one representative from the Waunakee Area School District, to serve on this committee. The committee may also include up to two members who reside outside the Village, but within the Waunakee Area School District. Exact meeting times and days are not yet determined, but meetings will likely be held in the evening and occur once monthly. Committee appointments are likely to occur at the Village Board meeting on January 6th, 2020.
For more information on Create Waunakee and its mission, please visit www.createwaunakee.com or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/createwaunakee. To submit an application to volunteer for the Create Waunakee Committee, please visit http://www.vil.waunakee.wi.us/431/Application-to-Volunteer where you can submit an online application or print a paper copy to fill out. You may also stop by Village Hall during regular business hours to receive a paper application. If you have any questions, please contact Todd Schmidt, Village Administrator at (608) 850-2182 or administrator@waunakee.com.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Waunakee Senior Center - A Home Away From Home


Each month, the Waunakee Tribune features a column written by Village staff called the “Village Corner”. Last month, the article was written by Senior Center Director Cindy Mosiman, and shows just how much of an impact our Senior Center makes in our community.  Huge thank you to the Senior Center team for all that they do!


A Home Away from Home
By: Cindy Mosiman, Waunakee Senior Center Director
Contributed as a “Village Corner” column to the Waunakee Tribune

He comes to the Waunakee Senior Center each morning by 8:30, takes a seat by the fireplace and enjoys a cup of coffee.  He chats with another gentleman who is here every morning too.  He’s become such a regular that others know his name and were happy to help him celebrate his 92nd birthday with small gifts and well wishes.  For Herb, who moved to Waunakee from the Chicago area in April 2018, the Senior Center has become a part of his daily life Monday through Friday, spending the morning, having lunch and then going home.  That is the same for many people – the Senior Center becoming a daily part of their life.  Herb says he has made really nice friends at the center and his daughter says it’s given him a sense of home. 

The Waunakee Senior Center is the place to meet up with friends for ROMEO or Juliet Coffee, play a card game, take a Tai Chi class, have lunch, go to a Brewer’s game or attend any of the many other programs or services offered.  The Senior Center served 9,580 meals at the center in 2018.
A card received this past summer thanked the center for the home delivered meals a couple had received.  The wife said “Our meals were delivered timely by friendly, kind, considerate, respectful volunteers.”  The Senior Center provided 17,127 home delivered meals in 2018 all delivered by wonderful volunteers.

One of the Waunakee Senior Center case managers recently received an email from the granddaughter of one of her clients.  She wanted to inform the case manager of her grandmother’s passing since moving into a health care facility.  The granddaughter wrote “I am also writing to thank you for all the years you helped my grandma and me.  I know all the help was very encouraging to her and I.  I believe the reason she was able to stay independent for so long, one month from being 90!, is because of the strong network of support that is in place in Waunakee.  And for that I am so thankful.”  The Senior Center’s two case managers provided service to 374 clients in 2018.


The Waunakee Senior Center fills a need and makes a difference for many older adults (and their loved ones) in many different ways. You can learn more by finding us on the Village Website (www.waunakee.com) or on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/waunakeeseniorcenter/). Better yet, come on in and check it out for yourself. The Senior Center is located in the Village Center at 333 S. Madison Street (enter main doors and to your left). We can be reached by phone at 608-849-8385.



Village Board Meeting on YouTube

The Village of Waunakee has uploaded the most recent Village Board meeting (12/2/2019) To YouTube. The meeting can be found by clicking the link below:

Village Board Meeting

For more information, please contact Caitlin Stene, Deputy Administrator / Village Clerk at cstene@waunakee.com or 608-850-2827.

Tax Bills Coming Soon

Tax bills for the Village of Waunakee are scheduled to be mailed to residents by the end of this week. The statutory deadline for bills to be in the mail is December 16, 2019. More information regarding taxes and payment options can be found on the Village website by clicking the link below.

Tax Information

Workshop on Wellness: How to Overcome Chronic Pain without the use of Surgery or Drugs

Waunakee Village Center
333 South Madison Street
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Waunakee Village Center and the Waunakee Lions Club are pleased to offer a workshop on Wellness. Anne Asher, founder of Posturally, LLC be presenting a program titled, "How to Overcome Chronic Pain without the use of Surgery or Drugs". WOW programs are free and offered the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

Click the link below for more details:

WOW Flyer

New Joint Plan Commission Agenda Available

To view the agenda for the December 10, 2019 Joint Plan Commission meeting, please click the link below:

New Plan Commission Agenda Available

To view the agenda for the December 9, 2019 Plan Commission meeting, please click the link below:

Monday, December 2, 2019

Recycling Tips - Cardboard Boxes

'Tis the season when lots of packages will be delivered to our homes. Check out the video below for tips on how to recycle all those cardboard boxes.

Cardboard Box Recycling

Although Pellitteri is unable to recycle styrofoam, Uniek, Inc. in Waunakee collects #6 polystyrene packaging. Click the link below for more details:

Styrofoam Recycling

For more information about garbage and recycling in the Village of Waunakee, click the links below:

Recycling Information
Common Contaminants
Waunakee Waste Information

Village Board Agenda Supplement for December 2, 2019

The Village is preparing a "Supplement to Agenda" prior to every Village Board Meeting. Here is a link to the supplement for the December 2, 2019 meeting:

Supplement

This is an unofficial version of the agenda in which the Village Administrator adds some summary and straight forward commentary on the agenda items to be considered during the upcoming meeting. The purpose is to help citizens better understand the agenda items and action requests that are before the Board. You might consider it a succinct summary of the memos and attachments included in the full meeting packet. Please reach out to Village Administrator Todd Schmidt with your feedback. 608-850-2182 or administrator@waunakee.com.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Annual Senior Citizen Christmas Party

St. John's School Cafeteria 
114 East Third Street
Sunday, December 8, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

The annual Senior Citizen Christmas Party sponsored by the Waunakee Area Lioness Club is a great way to start the holiday season! Bingo, door prizes, entertainment and a delicious lunch will be served.

Snow Removal from Sidewalks, Driveways and Parking Lots

Reminder to all Village residents that snow blowing or shoveling/plowing snow into Village streets is prohibited by Village ordinances and causes problems in our roadways. This also applies to all snow-removal contractors. Your cooperation is appreciated

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Village Center

Waunakee Village Center
333 South Madison Street
Saturday December 7, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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



Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Rotary in Lights

Village Park
500 East Main Street
December 1 - December 31, 2019
5:00 PM Nightly

Come to the 2019 Rotary in Lights which will feature a 300 foot synchronized musical display. Rotary in Lights are brought to you by the Waunakee Rotary Club with generous support from local businesses along with assistance from Waunakee-Westport Lions Club, and Waunakee Knights of Columbus. 



Light the Night with Santa

Friday, December 6, 2019
Main Street
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Kick off the holiday season in Waunakee by joining your neighbors at this downtown celebration! Start at the Main Street roundabout where Santa will arrive on a horse drawn wagon. Watch the official lighting of the roundabout Christmas tree then stroll with Santa down Main Street. Enjoy the holiday light displays while visiting local shops, the Depot and Rotary in Lights at Village Park. Holiday music, performances, train exhibit, treats, free wagon rides & shopping specials are just a few highlights of this fun-filled evening.



New Village Board Agenda Available

To view the agenda for the December 2, 2019 Village Board meeting, please click the link below:

Agenda

December Issue of Horizons

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

Monday, November 25, 2019

Recycling Tips - Wine Bottles

It's that time of year when we celebrate the season by opening a bottle of wine with family and friends. Please take a moment to watch the video below and learn the best way to recycle those empty bottles.

For more information about garbage and recycling in the Village of Waunakee, click the links below:

Recycling Information
Common Contaminants
Waunakee Waste Information



Thursday, November 21, 2019

Waunakee Community Band Holiday Concert

Waunakee High School
Performing Arts Center
301 Community Drive
Waunakee, WI  53597
December 1, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Waunakee Community Band is hosting a Holiday concert!  Special treats for the kids.  Reception to follow.  Come and enjoy the Holiday season!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Village Hall Closed

The Waunakee Village Hall located at 500 West Main Street will be closed on Thursday, November 28, 2019 and Friday, November 29, 2019 due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular hours will resume on Monday, December 2, 2019.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Village Board Meeting on YouTube

The Village of Waunakee has uploaded the most recent Village Board meeting (11/18/2019) To YouTube. The meeting can be found by clicking the link below:

Village Board Meeting

For more information, please contact Caitlin Stene, Deputy Administrator / Village Clerk at cstene@waunakee.com or 608-850-2827.

Schumacher Farm Park Christmas Teas

Schumacher Farm Park
5682 Hwy 19
Waunakee, WI  53597

Saturday December 7, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday December 8, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Member $16, Non-member $18

Make your reservations today for Schumacher Farm's annual holiday tea.  Warm wassail and tea will be served on our best china with three courses of light holiday fare.  Socialize and be merry with other guests while enjoying holiday music, stories and games.  Limited seating. Register early

Reservations required. Call (608) 849-4559 or see the link below:

Holiday Tea

Monday, November 18, 2019

Recycling Tips - Tin Can Prep

Did you know that the lid of a tin can be confused with a piece of paper in our recycling system? Watch the video below to learn more about tin can prep and how to prevent recycling contamination.

Tin Can Prep

For more information about garbage and recycling in the Village of Waunakee, click the links below:

Recycling Information
Common Contaminants
Waunakee Waste Information



No Trash or Recycling Pick-up on Thanksgiving Day

Pellitteri will be closed on Thursday, November 28, 2019 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Residents will be serviced one day later than their normal service day for the remainder of the week.  Residents normally serviced on Friday will be serviced on Saturday, November 30, 2019.

Since collection routes may be serviced differently, your pick-up time may be altered. As always, please make sure to have your carts out by 7:00 AM for collection. (click here for more information).

Also, like Pellitteri's new Facebook page to keep up to date on Pellitteri happenings!

Curious about your recycling? Check out the expanded recycling list and recycling video to see what is recyclable and how it gets sorted. Want to be a super recycler? Check out the recycling tip videos!

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Horrible Holiday Sweater Shuffle

Lone Girl Brewing Company
114 East Main Street
Saturday, November 30, 2019
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Grab your family, friends, and favorite ugly holiday sweater and join us for the 6th annual Horrible Holiday Sweater Shuffle fun run/walk! The Shuffle kicks off at The Lone Girl Brewing Company and takes you through the streets of Waunakee on a fun-filled Christmas excursion. Festivities include a pre-shuffle warm up, candy stations along the route, and a post-shuffle holiday party including awards for the best Horrible Holiday Sweaters. This family friendly event has something for ALL!

For more details and to register, please click the link below:



Friends of the Library Annual Holiday Shopping Event

Waunakee Intermediate School
6273 Woodland Drive
Saturday, November 23, 2019
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Get a head start on your holiday shopping!  Check out over 50 vendors offering handmade crafts, home d├ęcor, stained glass, quilting, ceramics, doll clothes, chocolates, and art.  Thousands of gently used books.  Container Raffle.  Baked goods for sale donated by Friends and patrons of the Library.  Concessions available for sale.  Free admission to the event.  Don't miss it! 

For information, email jelvekrog@gmail.com.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Village Board Agenda Supplement for November 18, 2019

The Village is preparing a "Supplement to Agenda" prior to every Village Board Meeting. Here is a link to the supplement for the November 18, 2019 meeting:

Supplement

This is an unofficial version of the agenda in which the Village Administrator adds some summary and straight forward commentary on the agenda items to be considered during the upcoming meeting. The purpose is to help citizens better understand the agenda items and action requests that are before the Board. You might consider it a succinct summary of the memos and attachments included in the full meeting packet. Please reach out to Village Administrator Todd Schmidt with your feedback. 608-850-2182 or administrator@waunakee.com.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

New Village Board Agenda Available

To view the agenda for the November 18, 2019 Village Board meeting, please click the link below:

Agenda

Public Works Improvements Update - Week of November 18

To view the Public Works Improvements for the week of November 18, 2019, please click the link below:

Update

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

In Business Magazine Special Supplement

Over the past 15 years, the Village of Waunakee has refused to stand still. From attracting diverse new businesses (and retaining long-standing ones) to maintaining one of the highest-regarded school districts in the state, to publicly promoting community creativity, the village's progressive approach to growth is gaining widespread attention.

To view the full special supplement to In Business Magazine, please click the link below:

Waunakee - Breaking New Ground


Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Plan Commission on YouTube

The Village of Waunakee has uploaded the most recent Waunakee Plan Commission meeting (11/11/2019) to YouTube. Please click the link below for more details:

Plan Commission

Monday, November 11, 2019

Inclement Weather Leaf Collection

Despite the early snowfalls as of late, the Public Works Department will continue with leaf pick up throughout the Village of Waunakee through the end of November. The snow covered and frozen leaves are causing the Public Works vehicles to fill and freeze up, considerably slowing down the operation. Typically, leaves are picked up weekly starting on the north end of the Village and working east to west to the south. Due to the weather, collection is in its third week of attempting to complete that route. Collection is scheduled to resume operation on Tuesday, November 12.

Remember to keep the branches and leaves separate from each other. Both items must be on the terrace in front of your house, not in the road. There will be no leaf pick-up in the alleys and leaves in plastic bags must be removed from the bags before pick-up. Leaves and yard waste may also be dropped off at the MRD Compost Facility located at 5211 Highway Q.




Glass Recycling Tips

Did you know that it's okay to leave the lids on your clean glass jars before you toss them in your bin? Watch the short video below to find out more about recycling glass.

Glass Tips

For more information about garbage and recycling in the Village of Waunakee, click the links below:

Recycling Information
Common Contaminants
Waunakee Waste Information


Friday, November 8, 2019

Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of November 10, 2019

Economic Development Commission - CANCELLED
November 11, 2019 - 5:00 PM
Village Hall - 500 West Main Street

Plan Commission
November 11, 2019 - 6:00 PM
Village Hall - 500 West Main Street

Joint Plan Commission - CANCELLED
November 12, 2019 - 6:00 PM
Westport Town Hall - 5387 Mary Lake Road

Public Involvement Meeting for the CTH M Project
November 13, 2019 - 6:30 PM
Holy Wisdom Monastery - 4200 CTH M, Middleton

WWDDVS EMS Commission
November 14, 2019 - 7:00 PM
Waunakee Area EMS - 201 North Klein Drive

WaunaBoom Committee
November 14, 2019 - 6:30 PM
Village Center - 333 South Madison Street

Library Board
November 15, 2019 - 7:45 AM
Public Library - 201 North Madison Street

Village Board Planning Retreat
November 16, 2019 - 8:30 AM
Village Center - 333 South Madison Street

Check out the prior post on this topic:
Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of November 3, 2019

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 (201 N. Madison 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, November 7, 2019

New Plan Commission Agenda Available

To view the agenda for the November 11, 2019 Plan Commission meeting, please click the link below:

PC Agenda

Christmas Meal Delivery

Waunakee Intermediate School
6273 Woodland Drive
Saturday, December 21, 2019
9:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Waunakee Neighborhood Connection, in collaboration with Waunakee Intermediate School, Piggly Wiggly, and the Waunakee commmunity, is proud to offer our annual Christmas dinner FREE to individuals and families who are in need and would appreciate some extra help this Christmas.

Join us on the morning of Saturday, December 21st, as we pack the groceries and deliver them to families. Volunteer shifts fill quickly, so please sign up soon!

Click the link below for more details:

Meal Delivery


Winter Rules and Regulations

To get all the answers for the current winter rules and regulations for the Village such as snowmobile use in our Village, Christmas tree pick-up, alternate parking, snow in the streets, trash/recycle container placement, our mailbox policy, and clearing snow around the fire hydrants, please click the link below:

Winter Rules and Regulations



Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Creative Wall at the Hall with Donna Kessenich


Inheriting her mother's artistic talents as well as all of her art supplies, Waunakee resident Donna Kessenich has been creating beautiful paintings since the 1960's. She loves the Michigan landscapes and enjoys the creation of sketching with a pencil and painting with oils.

To view Donna's artwork and learn more about her artistic talents, while supporting local creativity and innovation, please plan to stop by the Village Hall, 500 W. Main Street, during business hours.

Workshop on Wellness: Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

Waunakee Village Center
333 South Madison Street
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Waunakee Village Center and the Waunakee Lions Club are pleased to offer a workshop on Wellness. Dr. Heather Walker of Hometown Pharmacy will be presenting information on Type 2 Diabetes. WOW programs are free and offered the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

Click the link below for more details:

WOW Flyer

Winning Wednesdays at Papa Murphy's

Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza
219 South Century Avenue

November 6, 2019
November 13, 2019
November 20, 2019

Papa Murphy’s Pizza has once again partnered with Waunakee Neighborhood Connection to bring you Winning Wednesdays at Papa Murphy’s! When you purchase a delicious take and bake pizza from Papa Murphy’s on the Wednesdays listed above, 10% of your purchase will be donated back to the WNC to support our programs and local families. What an easy and delicious way to make our community stronger!


WNC Adopt-a-Family

As we approach winter and the holidays, it can be especially difficult for families in our community. Your generosity will be a huge blessing to a family facing a hardship, relieving much of the burden by providing gifts they would not otherwise be able to afford. It will make a tremendous difference in the life of a deserving family! The Wauankee Neighborhood Connection invites individuals, families, organizations and businesses to adopt a family this holiday season. Please sign up to participate by Friday, November 8.

For more information and to sign up, please click the link below:



Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Village Board Meeting on YouTube


The Village of Waunakee has uploaded the most recent Village Board meeting (11/4/2019) To YouTube. The meeting can be found by clicking the link below:

Village Board Meeting

For more information, please contact Caitlin Stene, Deputy Administrator / Village Clerk at cstene@waunakee.com or 608-850-2827.

Monday, November 4, 2019

To Bag or Not to Bag - How to Prepare your Recycling

Did you know that items placed in your recycling bin do not need to be bagged? Additional items that don't fit in your cart can be placed in clear plastic recycling bags next to your bin. Watch this short video to learn more about how to prepare your recycling.

To Bag or Not

For more information about garbage and recycling in the Village of Waunakee, click the links below:

Recycling Information
Common Contaminants
Waunakee Waste Information

Friday, November 1, 2019

Village Board Agenda Supplement for November 4, 2019

The Village is preparing a "Supplement to Agenda" prior to every Village Board Meeting. Here is a link to the supplement for the November 4, 2019 meeting:

Supplement

This is an unofficial version of the agenda in which the Village Administrator adds some summary and straight forward commentary on the agenda items to be considered during the upcoming meeting. The purpose is to help citizens better understand the agenda items and action requests that are before the Board. You might consider it a succinct summary of the memos and attachments included in the full meeting packet. Please reach out to Village Administrator Todd Schmidt with your feedback. 608-850-2182 or administrator@waunakee.com.

Wooland Drive Sections Closed for Repairs

The Village of Waunakee, in cooperation with the Town of Westport, will be closing sections of Woodland Drive near Mill Road for pavement repairs from November 4 - 7. The project will include repairing several of the asphalt pavement humps that occur on Woodland Drive in the winter months. As a test repair, the contractors will be repairing a few of the existing damaged areas of Woodland Drive on each side of Mill Road. The road closures will be as follows:

Woodland Drive will be closed to all vehicular traffic from Mill Road to Manchester Crossing for approximately 2-days starting November 4, weather permitting.

Woodland Drive will be closed to all vehicular traffic from Mill Road to Tierney Drive for approximately 2-days beginning November 6, weather permitting.

The Town and the Village ask your cooperation in finding alternative travel routes during the project.

Public Involvement Meeting for the CTH M Project

Wednesday, November 13
Holy Wisdom Monastery Assembly Room
4200 County Highway M
Middleton, WI
5:00 PM

The public is invited to attend a meeting regarding the CTH M Project.

The proposed project is approximately 5 miles long with limits at the CTH Q intersection in Middleton and the Blue Bill Park Drive intersection in the Town of Westport. The project team will be presenting options for improving the safety and capacity of CTH M that will be included in the final design. The options include bike lanes, shared-use facilities, improved intersections, and new bridges or expanded structures. Transit routes are also being considered throughout the length of this project. This is the third meeting for the Preliminary Design Project which is nearing completion. The goal of the meeting is for the design team to present the status of the project and to collect public comments regarding the improvement options.

Attendees will have an opportunity to review project displays and provide comments during the meeting. The meeting will be an open-house format from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 pm, with a brief presentation beginning at 5:30 p.m. 

Click the link below for more information: 

What is Fall Leaf Tea?


Leaves and yard waste contain phosphorus. When it rains, stormwater flows through leaf piles in streets creating a phosphorus rich “leaf tea” that travels through storm drains to our lakes. The excess phosphorus leads to toxic algae blooms, low oxygen levels and green murky water in our lakes. Don't leave your leaves in the streets, leave them on your lawn (on the terrace for pickup) and our lakes will love you!

For more information on how to keep streets leaf-free and on fall leaf collection, click the links below:

Protect Our Lakes
Rain Alerts
Waunakee Leaf Collection

Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of November 3, 2019

Village Board
November 4, 2019 - 6:00 PM
Village Hall - 500 West Main Street

Police Commission
November 5, 2019 - 6:00 PM
Police Department - 205 North Klein Drive

Parks and Recreation Committee - CANCELLED
November 6, 2019 - 5:30 PM
Village Center - 333 South Madison Street

Check out the prior post on this topic:
Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of October 27, 2019

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 (201 N. Madison 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 31, 2019

Neighborhood Listening Session on YouTube

The October 29, 2019 Neighborhood Listening Session is now available for viewing. Please click the link below for more details:

Neighborhood Listening Session

For more information, please contact 608-850-8500 or via email at officialcorrespondence@waunakee.com.

New Village Board Agenda Available

To view the agenda for the November 4, 2019 Village Board meeting, please click the link below:

Agenda

Alternate Parking

The Village of Waunakee's alternate side parking Ordinance Sec. 94.83 (3) will be in effect from 12 midnight through 6:00 a.m. from November 1 to April 1. To ensure you are not in violation, please follow these steps: 

- Think of what the date will be between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.
- If the date is even-numbered, park on the even house numbered side of the street.
- If the date is odd-numbered, park on the odd house numbered side of the street.

If possible, please keep parked vehicles off the streets when it snows.
*Does not apply to private streets.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Leaf Collection Reminders

The leaves are falling and fall yard work is in full swing everywhere around the Village. Here are some important reminders to keep in mind as you take your rake in hand.

  • The Village will be picking up leaves on a weekly basis until November 27 
  • Place leaves on the terrace for collection -- not in the street
  • Keep brush separate from leaves -- different equipment is used to pick up each type of material
  • Leaves in bags or containers will not be collected 
  • The Village is unable to pick up other types of yard or garden waste -- most of these materials can be taken to the compost site on Highway Q
Click the link below for more details:

What Happens to Our Recycling?

Have you ever wondered where our recyclable materials go after we've tossed them in our cart? Watch this short video from Pellitteri and find out.

What Happens to My Recycling?

For more information about trash and recycling in the Village of Waunakee, click the links below:

Recycling Information
Common Contaminants
Waunakee Waste Information

Friday, October 25, 2019

Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of October 27, 2019

Utilities Commission
October 28, 2019 - 5:30 PM
Waunakee Utilities - 322 Moravian Valley Road

Fire District Board
October 28, 2019 - 6:30 PM
Fire Department - 401 West Second Street

Neighborhood Listening Session
October 29, 2019 - 7:30 PM
Public Library - 201 North Madison Street

Check out the prior post on this topic:
Village of Waunakee Agenda - Week of October 20, 2019

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 (201 N. Madison 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 24, 2019

2020 Census Job Opportunities

The U.S. Census Bureau is already recruiting to fill important temporary field positions for the 2020 Census. Census results determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives as well as how funds are spent on roads, schools and hospitals. See how you can help our community achieve a complete count - apply for one of thousands of temporary jobs online at 2020census.gov/jobs.

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

Halloween is a great opportunity for kids and adults to have a scary good time. ReadyWisconsin wants everyone to creep it real and have some spooktacular fun, while also making sure they stay safe and trick-free this October.

Before you head out, please take a minute to read the following tips for Halloween:
  1. Know when to go — Halloween falls on a Thursday this year and many communities may hold trick-or-treat times on the weekend before the holiday instead of on Oct. 31. In addition, many businesses offer special trick-or-treat events. Check local information sites or media outlets to find the official times for your area.
  2. Never go alone — Children under the age of 12 should always have an adult with them. Children over the age of 12 should walk in groups or with a trusted adult. Trick-or-treaters should only go to well-lit homes and never accept rides from strangers.
  3. Make yourself seen — If walking around after dark, everyone in your group should have a flashlight or light stick with them while walking. Add reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you while walking along darkened streets.
  4. Check treats before eating — An adult should inspect all candy and other treats for tampering, choking hazards and potential allergens. Do not eat homemade treats made by strangers.
  5. Avoid fire and safety hazards — Make sure costumes (including masks, beards and wigs) are flame resistant. Stay away from long trailing fabric to prevent falls, and wear well-fitting masks to avoid blocked vision. Use a flashlight or battery-operated candle to light jack-o-lanterns, instead of a candle.
  6. Watch the roads — Drivers should be on the lookout for trick-or-treaters walking on roadways, medians, and curbs. Know when people will be out in your community and drive with caution when going through neighborhoods.

Woodland Drive - Pavement Repairs

The Village of Waunakee, in cooperation with the Town of Westport, will be closing sections of Woodland Drive near Mill Road for pavement repairs from November 4-7, 2019. The project will include repairing several of the asphalt pavement humps that occur on Woodland Drive in the winter months. As a test repair, the contractors will be repairing a few of the existing damaged areas of Woodland Drive on each side of Mill Road. The road closures will be as follows: 

1. Woodland Drive will be closed to all vehicular traffic from Mill Road to Manchester Crossing for approximately 2-days starting November 4, weather permitting.

2. Woodland Drive will be closed to all vehicular traffic from Mill Road to Tierney Drive for approximately 2-days beginning November 6, weather permitting.

The Town and the Village ask your cooperation in finding alternative travel routes during the project.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Raking Before the Rain Helps Keep Our Lakes Healthy


Anyone else put off raking to the last minute? Need a reminder? Sign up for rain alerts. For more information on fall leaf collection and how to keep streets leaf-free, click the links below:

Protect Our Lakes
Rain Alerts
Waunakee Leaf Collection

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Winter Brush Collection

Winter brush will be collected bi-weekly beginning the week of October 28, 2019, weather permitting. Please have your brush out by 7:00 AM on Mondays. Please leave branches as long as possible as this will save you and our crew's time. Brush is considered as 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 County Trunk Highway Q south of the Village. Place brush on the terrace or in the alley with the cut ends towards the street or alley. 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

Village Board Meeting on YouTube

The Village of Waunakee has uploaded the most recent Village Board meeting (10/21/2019) to YouTube. The meeting can be found by clicking the link below:

Village Board Meeting

For more information, please contact Caitlin Stene, Deputy Administrator / Village Clerk at cstene@waunakee.com or 608-850-2827.

WNC Laundry Soap and Diaper Drive

Piggly Wiggly
205 N. Holiday Drive
Waunakee, WI  53597
Now through October 27, 2019

Please help the Waunakee Neighborhood Connection collect laundry soap and diapers; diaper sizes 4, 5, 6 and Pull-Ups are the most needed.  Members of the Neighborhood Connection's family volunteer team will be at Piggly Wiggly the weekends of October 19-20 and October 26-27 or items can be placed in the purple collection bins at any time.  You can also bring these items to the WNC or drop them off in the lobby of the Waunakee Police Department. The donations will be distributed to neighbors in need of these commodities. 

Monday, October 21, 2019

Fall Leaf Collection

Fall leaf collection is currently underway and will end on November 27. Please remember to keep the branches and leaves separate from each other. Both items must be on the terrace in front of your house, not in the road. There will be no leaf pick-up in the alleys and leaves in plastic bags must be removed from the bags before pick-up. Leaves may also be taken to the compost site on County Trunk Highway Q south of the Village.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Halloween at Schumacher Farm

Schumacher Farm Park
5682 Hwy 19
Saturday, October 26, 2019
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Spooky fun for the whole family: Interactive characters, s'mores at our campfire, story telling in the chicken coop, fortune telling in the hog house, old fashioned games and crafts, ghouls and spooks hayrides beginning at 6 PM (not too scary), live music in the historic barn, and face painting and tattoos! The concession stand will include simple food such as hot dogs and BBQs, along with baked goods. Admission is $10 with kids 3 and under free. Free parking. The event will be held rain or shine.

Click the link below for more information:

Halloween at the Farm

Friday, October 18, 2019

Remember to Rake Before it Rains


Just by cleaning up your leaves at the right time, especially before a rain storm, you can help reduce phosphorus in urban stormwater by 80 percent compared to no leaf removal! How? Learn about a study done by the City of Madison here .

For more information on how to keep streets leaf-free and on fall leaf collection, click the links below:

Protect Our Lakes
Rain Alerts
Waunakee Leaf Collection

National Drug Take-Back Day

Waunakee Police Department
205 N. Klein Drive
Waunakee, WI 53597
Saturday, October 26, 2019
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Supported by the Wisconsin Department of Justice “Drug Take-Back Day” Campaign and in collaboration with the Waunakee Police Department, the Waunakee Community Cares Coalition will be having a Drug Take-Back Event on Saturday, October 26th. You may safely dispose of unused or expired prescriptions which include controlled and uncontrolled substances, over-the-counter medications, ointments, patches, creams, non-aerosol sprays, vials, inhalers, vitamins and pet medications by dumping all pills out of pill bottles into a Ziploc bag. NO Epi-pens, sharps and needles during this event – during our Spring Event; April 2020 we will be collaborating again with MERI to safely dispose of these. FREE Med-Lock Boxes will be available as well.