Monday, November 30, 2020

Waunakee Police Department December Newsletter

Please click the link below to view the Waunakee Police Department's December newsletter:

December Newsletter

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

December Issue of Horizons

To view the December 2020 issue of the Horizons newsletter, please click the link below:

December 2020 Horizons

Horrible Holiday Sweater Celebration

Saturday, November 28 - Tuesday, December 1

Though we can’t gather in person this year for Waunakee Neighborhood Connection’s (WNC) annual Horrible Holiday Sweater Shuffle 5K fun run, you can still pull out those ugly sweaters and have a great time to help those in our community who are experiencing financial insecurity. Starting this Saturday, November 28th, through Tuesday, December 1st (Giving Tuesday).

WNC will be holding the Horrible Holiday Sweater Celebration, a virtual online event that will raise funds to support vital programs that are currently serving more than 600 of our Waunakee neighbors. 

For more information and to take part, please click on the link:

Horrible Holiday Sweater Celebration

Light the Night with Santa

Friday, December 4, 2020
Village Park
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be coming to town to kick off the holiday season! Join us for this DRIVE-THRU event at Village Park. Take a drive through he park to fancy the Rotary in Lights display and give Santa and Mrs. Claus a wave. Hand your letter for Santa to one of his elves waiting to help as you exit the park.  This is a free event for the entire family to enjoy! Donations welcome.

Cards for Health Care Heroes Campaign

Giving Thanks: Dane County Calls on Community to Join "Cards for Health Care Heroes" Campaign

Families and kids across Dane County are encouraged to color, draw, and write notes of thanks and encouragement to health care workers this Thanksgiving holiday, as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to worsen. Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced today "Cards for Health Care Heroes," an effort to recognize the tireless and challenging work that thousands of doctors, nurses, specialists, emergency services responders and providers are doing in this community every hour of every day.

"This Thanksgiving, I'm hopeful families will give some thought to what they would say to a doctor or a nurse if they could, and then put those words, colors, and pictures of kindness to paper," Parisi said. "We are a deeply caring community and countless folks have asked me in recent weeks what they can do to help in the midst of this incredibly difficult time. Together, let's do a communitywide simple act of kindness," he added.

Parisi's announcement of "Cards for Health Care Heroes" comes in the wake of an open letter to Wisconsin authored by UW Health that was published on Sunday.

Families can send in their cards by mail to:

Dane County
Room 421
210 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Madison, WI 53703

Participants can also submit their cards electronically at

Dane County will collect the cards and distribute them to health care providers in early December.

"This has been a most challenging year, and all of us have sacrificed greatly," Parisi said. "Through it all we have much to be thankful for, including people who get up every day to care for others. To our doctors, nurses, and all medical providers - we are incredibly grateful for you. We hear you. We know you are hurting. We know that we all can do things to help you get through what until now was unthinkable. First and foremost, we want to say thank you."

Monday, November 23, 2020

Final Leaf Pick-Up November 30

Fall leaf collection is currently underway and will end on November 30. 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.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Pellitteri Thanksgiving Pick Up Schedule

Residents normally serviced on Thursday, November 26, 2020 through Friday, November 27, 2020 will be serviced one day later than their normal pickup day due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Please have carts out by 7:00 AM for collection. Please contact Pellitteri at (608) 257-4258 if you have any questions.

Thanksgiving Holiday Office Hours

Waunakee Village Hall staff will be unavailable to answer calls or make appointments on Thursday, November 26, 2020 and Friday, November 27, 2020 due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Staff will resume their regular business hours (7:00 AM - 4:15 PM) on Monday, November 30, 2020.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Friends of the Library Crafts for Sale

Looking for some unique gift ideas this holiday season? Although the Friends of the Waunakee Public Library will not be having their annual holiday craft fair this year, the scrappy sewers have been busy creating items that would make great gifts. They are selling tote bags, microwave cozies, flannel pillowcases and face masks. For more information or to place an order, call or text 608-852-6741 or email All proceeds benefit the library.     

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Heritage Hills Blasting

The contractor for the Heritage Hills subdivision, at the corner of North Division Street and STH 19/113, will be blasting between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18, 2020.

There will be three air horn signals sounded one minute prior to each blast followed by one prolonged air horn signal after each blast is deemed all clear.  On average each blast duration is 500 milliseconds, equivalent to half of a second.

Ground vibration and air blast will be measured by Vibra-Tech with three permanent seismographs located on the West and North side of the subdivision property.  All drilling and blasting operations will be conducted in accordance with:

  • The Village of Waunakee regulations and permit requirements
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms – 27 CFR 181
  • MSHA 30 CFR Part 56 Safety and Health Standards
  • MSHA 30 – Subchapter H – Education and Training
  • Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services SPS 307.43

Questions or concerns regarding the drilling and blasting process should be directed to:

DJ Dolphin
Olson Explosives, Inc.
(608) 778-8430

Friday, November 13, 2020

New Village Board Agenda Available

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

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Winter Awareness Week

Wisconsin winters can bring beautiful snowfalls and great opportunities for outdoor recreation. They can also result in dangerously cold temperatures and icy conditions. To help encourage everyone to be prepared for the months ahead, Gov. Tony Evers has declared November 9-13 Winter Awareness Week in Wisconsin. Please click the link below to learn more about how you can be prepared for the winter ahead.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

New Joint Plan Commission Agenda Available

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

JPC Agenda

New Plan Commission Agenda Available

To view the agenda for the November 14, 2020 Plan Commission meeting, please click the link below:

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Village of Waunakee Voter Turnout Update

Of the Village’s 10,178 registered voters, we had a total of 9,462 voters for the November General Election. That is an impressive 93% voter turnout! Of the 9,462 voters - 7,500 were absentee voters and 1,962 in-person voters.

Results can be viewed on the Village’s website by clicking the link below:
November 3, 2020 Election Results

The Clerk’s Department would like to send our heartfelt thanks to the over 75 individuals who helped make the November 3 Election run smoothly and successfully. Without these poll workers, volunteers, and Village staff members we would not have been able to administer this election! If you know someone who worked or volunteered at the Waunakee polls on Tuesday, please take a minute to thank them for their hard work and dedication!