Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Deadline Dates to Remember

Animal License Deadline The deadline for licensing your animals is March 31, 2011. All licenses issued after March 31, 2011 will be assessed a $5.00 late fee per license. If paying by check, please make the check payable to the Village of Waunakee. Payment options are as follows:
  1. Bring your rabies certificate and payment to the Village Hall during normal operating hours.
  2. Mail your payment along with the rabies vaccination certificate to the Village Hall. Be sure to enclose a self addressed, stamped envelope or the license will not be mailed to you.
  3. Drop your payment and rabies vaccination certificate in the drop box located outside the front door of the Village Hall. Be sure to enclose a self addressed, stamped envelope or the license will not be mailed to you.
Real Estate Tax Payment Deadline
The Village of Waunakee collects real estate taxes on behalf of Dane County through January 31, 2011. Real estate taxes are payable in full by January 31, 2011, or the first installment as shown on your tax bill by January 31, 2011 and the remaining balance is payable to the Dane County Treasurer by July 31, 2011.

All refunds will be processed February 2011 after the Village has settled the tax roll with the County. The county has requested that the village wait until the village's tax collection period is over to validate all potential refunds.

Personal Property Tax Payment Deadline
Personal property taxes (relates to non-real estate business property) are payable in full by January 31, 2011. Late fees of 1.5% per month will be assessed on all personal property taxes paid after January 31, 2011. Personal property is collected by the village for all payments.

What's Happening @ Kwik Trip?

I've heard from a few people who want to know what's happening on Main St. next to Kwik Trip. So, here's the scoop. Kwik Trip is going to be building a new, larger store / gas station. You can view the detailed facade drawings by clicking here. The gas pumps will be near their current location, and the new store building will be build to the west on the vacant land (where two old buildings were recently razed). The facade shown above will face the gas pumps (and Summit Credit Union), and the right side of this building will be facing Main Street. Click here to read an article from the Waunakee Tribune which gives more detail on this project.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Carbon Monoxide Detector Law to Begin February 1, 2011

Effective February 1, 2011, the State will require carbon monoxide detectors to be installed in all new and existing one and two family dwellings. Additional information can be found on the Wisconsin Department of Commerce Website at If you have any questions regarding the new carbon monoxide law, please contact the Village of Waunakee's Fire Department at (608) 849-5488 or email Brian Adler at

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Welcome to Waunablog!

I consider it a great privilege to serve as your Village Administrator, and am pleased to have been in this position since October 2010. One important function of the Village Administrator position is to coordinate effective communications with you and other members of the public.

Blogging has quickly become a popular communication tool for many, which presents an opportunity to share more Village information with the public. My hope is that the "Waunablog" will be a way for me to share timely information with you about Village issues, community happenings, and important reminders. Who knows... from time to time I may throw in some insights into what I'm up to away from the office, which often has something to do with my family (which includes my wife, Tonya, and two children, Sydney & Sawyer).

In order to make this blog most effective, I would like your input on items you'd like me to blog about. If you have questions or curiosities about the Village, please let me know. If you have ever thought to yourself "why does the Village do that?", this is your chance to get the answers. Please contact me directly with your suggestions. My e-mail address is, or your may call my office at 608-850-8500.

I look forward to enjoying this blogging journey with all of you. Welcome to "Waunablog".