Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Election Update

The April 7th Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary is occurring as scheduled. The Village of Waunakee strongly recommends that anyone planning to vote should request to have an absentee ballot mailed to them as soon as possible by visiting The deadline to register online to vote has been extended by federal court until March 30, 2020. Please visit to register to vote. If you are unable to request an absentee ballot online or need to register to vote in-person, please call Village Hall at 608-850-8500 to make an appointment. Village Hall is open by appointment only for election purposes.

Special Residential Pick-Up Postponed

The Village of Waunakee Special Residential Spring Clean-Up originally scheduled for May 11, 2020 has been postponed until the fall of 2020. The Special Residential Clean-Up is your chance to clean out those closets, garages, basements, etc. to dispose of items that you no longer want or need (click here for a list of acceptable items). Once a new date is determined the Village will post this information on their website calendar and social media.

NOTE: Spring leaf pick up will still take place as scheduled beginning April 1, 2020. Brush will be collected on a weekly basis starting on April 6. Please be sure to keep leaves and brush separate from each other.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Voter Registration for the April 7, 2020 Election

The deadline to register to vote online or by mail was March 18, 2020.

At this time, to register to vote for the April 7, 2020 election, you must appear in-person at Village Hall or at your polling location on Election Day. The deadline to register in-person at Village Hall is 5 p.m. on Friday, April 3, 2020. After April 3rd, voters needing to register to vote will need to appear in-person at the polls on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. A reminder that proof of residency is needed to register to vote. For more information on voting and proof of residence, please see the link below:

Village of Waunakee Elections

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Local Dining Options

A collection of local dining options has been posted on the Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce home page. The Village and Chamber will be working together to keep the list up to date. Let's all frequent our wonderful establishments to keep ourselves fed and our businesses sustained.

Dining Options

Village Hall is closed EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

At this time, Village Hall is closed EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.

You may register and vote by appointment only.
Please call (608) 850-8500 to schedule an appointment

We strongly urge you to request a ballot be mailed to you at home by visiting the MyVote website at

Monday, March 16, 2020

COVID-19 Update from the Village of Waunakee

The Village of Waunakee is committed to the health, well-being and safety of our entire community in order to avoid exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Please click the link below that will direct you to the most current information from the Village.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Waunakee Ecumenical Board Blood Drive

First Presbyterian Church
Fellowship Hall
5763 County Road Q
Friday, March 20, 2020
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Live Life. Give Life. Give Blood! Appointments preferred; walk-ins welcome. To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit use sponsor code: Waunakee.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

The Vote Must Go On - April 7, 2020, Spring Election and Presidential Preference Vote

Requesting a Ballot by Mail
If you are concerned about appearing in person in the Clerk’s office for absentee voting or at the polls on Election Day due to the Coronavirus outbreak, you have the option of having your ballot mailed to your home. To request a ballot be mailed to you at home please visit the MyVote website ( using google chrome as your web browser. You may be required to submit photo identification with your application. Please visit the Bring it to the Ballot ( website for information on photo identification. The deadline for requesting a ballot by mail is 5:00 p.m. on April 2, 2020.

Registering to Vote
You can also register to vote online through the MyVote website. To register to vote online, your address on your driver’s license or identification card must be current. You can change your address online with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Please allow 24 hours after you change your address with the Department of Transportation before registering to vote online. You can also print your application from this site and mail it to the clerk’s office. Proof of residence is required with your mailed application. The deadline to register to vote online or by mail is March 18, 2020. After this date, you must appear in person. Please see the Village of Waunakee webpage ( for more information on deadlines and proof of residence.

More Information
The recommendation of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services is if you traveled to a country with a level 3 travel health notice for COVID-19, you will be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days after returning to Wisconsin. If you have a fever, cough, and shortness of breath, seek medical attention and stay home. This means do not go to school, work, enter public buildings, or attend large gatherings. Please See the Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ website (Self-Quarantine and Self-Monitoring Guidance section) for more details on self-quarantining.

Prevent the spread - wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, cover your coughs and sneezes, and stay home when you are ill.

Follow Public Health Madison & Dane County on Facebook and Twitter to see the latest local updates. For the most up-to-date information, visit the CDC's coronavirus webpage. Additional information may be found on the Public Health Madison and Dane County Website.

Are You Registered To Vote?

Click the link below to check your registration status:


If you have further questions about voting in the Village of Waunakee, click the link below for more information:


Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Animal Licensing

It's that time of year again to license your pets. Licensing your animals is easy and can be completed from the comforts of your own home! Animal licenses need to be renewed through PetData by March 31, 2020. A $5.00 late fee will be issued for any renewals after that date. A license is required for all dogs and cats over 5 months of age. Proof of rabies vaccination from your veterinarian and spayed/neutered information must be provided.

Click the link below for more details:


Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Plan Commission Meeting on YouTube

The Village of Waunakee has uploaded the most recent Plan Commission meeting (3/09/2020) to YouTube. Please click the below for more details:

Plan Commission

Monday, March 9, 2020

Friends of the Waunakee Library Pie Sale

Waunakee Public Library
201 North Madison Street
Saturday, March 14, 2019 (Pi Day)
10:00 AM until pies are gone!

Fresh homemade pies from the Friends will be on sale in the library lobby. All proceeds help fund programs, materials, and activities at the Waunakee Public Library that fall above and beyond the library's annual budget.

New Village Board Agenda Available

To view the agenda for the March 16, 2020 Village Board meeting, please click the link below:


Thursday, March 5, 2020

Workshop on Wellness: Reducing Inflammation through Individualized Dietary Approaches

Waunakee Village Center
333 South Madison Street
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Waunakee Village Center and the Waunakee Lions Club are pleased to offer a workshop on wellness titled, "Reducing Inflammation through Individualized Dietary Approaches" The program will be presented by Dr. Whitney Cronin, ND owner of Holistic Home Health and Wellness in Waunakee. WOW programs are free and offered the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

Click the link below for more details:

WOW Flyer

Waunakee Police Department February Newsletter

To view the Waunakee Police Department March 2020 newsletter, please click the link below:


Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Creative Wall at the Hall with Kindermusik®/Musical Pathways Foundation

Do you know a child that may enjoy and benefit from music? How would you like to learn more about this program? Do you want to support the local initiative promoting creativity and innovation in Waunakee? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, please make plans to stop in at the Village Hall to learn more!

Kindermusik® is a developmental music program which through joyful music-making between the parent, child and teacher seeks to promote cognitive, physical, language, social, emotional and musical development in young children. Each class, geared toward your child’s developmental stage, is taught by a trained and licensed Kindermusik® teacher who is passionate about transforming the lives of children through musical learning."

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

New Joint Plan Commission Agenda Available

To view the agenda for the March 10, 2020 Joint Plan Commission meeting, please click the link below:

New Plan Commission Agenda Available

To view the agenda for the March 9, 2020 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 (3/2/20) to YouTube. The meeting can be found by clicking the link below:

Village Board Meeting

For more information, please contact Todd Schmidt, Village Administrator at or 608-850-5227.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Village Request for Proposal for Reuse/Redevelopment of Village Hall

The Village of Waunakee released a Request for Proposal soliciting proposals for the re-use or redevelopment of property located at 500 West Main Street in Waunakee. The property is currently home to the Waunakee Village Hall. The Village is considering the relocation of Village Hall to the former South Street library building, which is currently vacant. Funds generated from the sale of the property would be used to offset the cost of the renovation and relocation. Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors has been hired to assist with the RFP process. 

The RFP can be found on the Village’s website at:

Hidden in Plain Sight

Waunakee Middle School LMTC
1001 South Street
Monday, March 9, 2020
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Waunakee High School Counseling Office
301 Community Drive
Friday, March 13, 2020
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Waunakee Comminity Cares Coalition invites you to explore a teenager's bedroom and learn to spot indications of drug use. For adults only. No registration required.