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.

Fore 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

Fore 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

Fore 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

Fore 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.