Saturday, May 8, 2021

Electronic Recycling Event




Westport Municipal Building
5387 Mary Lake Road
Saturday, May 15, 2021
8:00 AM - 12 NOON

The Town of Westport and the Village of Waunakee have made special arrangements with Resource Solutions Corp. to recycle your TV's, computers, and other electronics.

Click the link below for more details:

Spring Clean Up



Thursday, May 6, 2021

COVID Vaccine Clinic

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 & Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Waunakee Neighborhood Connection

Waunakee Neighborhood Connection is hosting a COVID vaccine clinic at their building, 208 S Century Avenue, on Wednesday, May 12th for the first dose and Wednesday, June 2nd for the second dose. Appointment times are available between 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM. They may add earlier times if these late afternoon and evening appointments fill up.

To make an appointment, call Neighborhood Connection at (608)849-5740.

The Pfizer vaccine will be administered by a pharmacist from Vaccine Mobile.

Everyone age 16 and older is eligible to receive the vaccine. You will need to show a photo ID from your country of citizenship such as a driver’s license, passport, or state-issued ID to receive it. If you have a health insurance or Medicare card please bring that, also, though you need not have insurance to get the vaccine. Once you make an appointment, Neighborhood Connection will send you the consent form to complete.

Village of Waunakee Spring Clean-Up

Monday, May 10, 2021
7:00 a.m.

This is the time to place items that do not fit in your trash cart at the curb for disposal. Please click the link below for more details:

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Waunakee Bike Rodeo and Donation Event

Waunakee Village Center
333 South Madison Street
Saturday, May 22, 2021
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Bike Rodeo designed to promote safe riding habits and skills for younger riders. Participants are typically elementary to intermediate school age (5-12). Participants will ride their bike through a series of courses that help them to develop skills to avoid typical crashes as well as learning to watch their surroundings for traffic, other riders, road hazards etc. All participants are given a checklist and if completed they enter a drawing and win a prize! Prizes bought and paid for by the Waunakee Police Department. Prizes include: Helmets, locks, lights and other bike related items. The Bike Rodeo is a great way for officers to interact in a positive way with the youth of our community. Sponsored in part with Dream Bikes, Waunakee Police Dept. and Waunakee Neighborhood Connection.

Click the link below for more information:

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

New Plan Commission Agenda Available

To view the agenda for the May 10, 2021 Plan Commission meeting, please click the link below:

New Joint Plan Commission Agenda Available

To view the agenda for the May 11, 2021 Joint Plan Commission meeting, please click the link below:

JPC Agenda

Monday, May 3, 2021

Partial Lane Closures on Century Avenue


Both lanes of traffic along Century Avenue, between Fourth and Eighth Streets, will be partially closed for two days in May to allow for installation of new transmission line cables. Century Avenue will remain open with traffic cones blocking parts of both lanes, changing the traffic pattern for drivers.

Due to shift in traffic, the north bound bike lane will be temporarily closed during construction.
  • On Wednesday, May 5, traffic patterns will shift on Century Avenue between Fourth and Eighth Streets intersection beginning at 9:30 a.m. 
  • On Wednesday, May 12, traffic patterns will shift on Century Avenue between Fourth and Eighth Streets intersection beginning at 9:30 a.m.  
In the interest of safety, the public should remain a safe distance of 50 feet away from construction equipment and crews.  

American Transmission Company owns and operates the high-voltage transmission lines that pass through portions of Waunakee, including a 69,000-volt line along Century Avenue.

Special Residential Pick Up

Village of Waunakee Residents
Monday, May 10, 2021
7:00 AM

Pellitteri will begin their pick-up on Monday, May 10 and will only run through the Village once -- similar to the way brush collection in the Village is completed. All Village of Waunakee home owners will be required to have their acceptable items at the curb by 7:00 AM on May 10. This special residential pick-up is for Homeowners in the Village of Waunakee limits.

Click the link below for more details:

Waunakee Police Department April Newsletter

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

May Newsletter

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Soap Making Workshop at Schumacher Farm

Join us at the farm to learn the old time craft of soap making the natural process way. This workshop will take about two hours to complete. Each person will be assigned a specific soap recipe and each batch will be shared and traded with all other soaps made. Limited space, registration required.

Click the link below for more details:

Schumacher Farm





Tri 4 Schools Family Trail Run

Ripp Park
213 Dorn Drive
Saturday, May 15, 2021

The Village Center is excited to continue our partnership with Tri 4 Schools for the 10th year to offer a running event for children and their families! It will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Ripp Park. Every dollar raised through this event will be distributed to schools represented by the participants to be used to support health and wellness initiatives at the schools. The event will follow all health and safety guidelines to provide a fun, safe opportunity for families to be active. Tri 4 Schools will also host their Training Team Program this season at Centennial Park. Please visit www.tri4schools.org to view full event and program details, register to participate, or to sign up to volunteer for the event.

Friday, April 30, 2021

Schumacher Farm Annual Garage Sale

Schumacher Farm Park
5682 Highway 19
Friday May 7, 2021 and
Saturday May, 8, 2021

Come to shop at the Schumacher Farm and find lots of treasures and deals while helping to support the Schumacher Farm Park during Village Wide Garage Sale Days. All proceeds from sales will be used to support the restoration, repair and display of our historical collection.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Farmers Market

Waun-A-Bowl / Rocky Rococo Parking Lot
301 South Century Avenue
Wednesdays
May 5 - October 27, 2021
3:00 - 6:00 PM

The Waunakee Area Farmers Market provides an outlet for sales of locally grown produce, homemade goods and handmade products with a focus on preserving Wisconsin's unique agricultural heritage and the historical role of the farmers market in the community.

New Village Board Agenda Available

To view the agenda for the May 3, 2021 Village Board meeting, please click the link below:

Agenda 

Village Wide Garage Sale Days

Village of Waunakee
Thursday, Friday & Saturday
May 6, 7, & 8, 2021

Click the link below for more details:


Monday, April 26, 2021

Park Restrooms Open

All Village of Waunakee park shelter restrooms will open for the summer season beginning Wednesday, May 1, 2021.


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Bluebird House Building Activity

May 8, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Waunakee Village Center
333 S. Madison Street

Looking for a fun family activity? Want to help sustain the migratory bird population in our area? Come celebrate Wisconsin Migratory Bird Day. Click the link below for all the details to register:

Bluebird House Building Activity

Kilkenny Farms Park - Basketball Hoops

April 21, 2021

Kilkenny Farms Park
1021 Water Wheel Drive

The basketball hoops in Kilkenny Farms Park are currently down for repair. The Village hopes to have them back up for use in approximately one week.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Submit your Committee Application Today!

There is still time to submit your application to serve on a Village committee/commission! To be considered for an appointment, please complete the Committee Application Form:


Deadline for consideration is Friday, April 23, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact Caitlin Stene, Deputy Administrator/Clerk at cstene@waunakee.com.

Friday, April 16, 2021

Citizen Scientist Monitor Training

Schumacher Farm Park
5682 Highway 19
Friday, April 30. 2021

Learn how to be an ‘arthropod’ monitor for the park and help collect information on bugs and insects this summer. No experience necessary. Ideal for adults and children 8 years of age or older. One-hour training session. For more information and registration, contact info@schumacherfarmpark.org or click the link below:

National Drug Take Back Day

Waunakee Police Department
205 North Klein Drive
Saturday April 24, 2021
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Supported by the Wisconsin Department of Justice and in collaboration with the Waunakee Police Department, the Waunakee Community Cares Coalition will be having a Drug Take-Back Event.

You may safely dispose of unused or expired prescription which include controlled and uncontrolled substances, and over-the-counter medications. All pills should be removed from their bottles and placed in a Ziploc baggy. Epi-pens, sharps and needles will also be collected during this event only.

Click the link below for more details:

National Drug Take Back Day

New Village Board Agenda Available

To view the agenda for the April 22, 2021 Village Board meeting, please click the link below:

Monday, April 12, 2021

Community Listening Session

Thursday, April 22, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM ZOOM Webinar

Please join Village President Chris Zellner for a Community Listening Session via zoom on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 6:00 PM. 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 virtual setting. There are 2 ways to participate:
• PREFERRED METHOD: Participate on-line in Zoom webinar by using this link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89891529119. A computer (with audio/microphone), tablet, or smart phone will allow participation.
• Call (312) 626-6799, and enter Webinar ID: 898 9152 9119. Those requiring toll-free options are asked to contact Village Hall for details prior to the meeting at administrator@waunakee.com or (608) 850-2182.
Questions will be accepted live during the webinar, or may be submitted in advance by emailing administrator@waunakee.com. Anyone with questions about how to participate in this session should call (608) 850-2182.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

New Joint Plan Commission Agenda Available

To view the agenda for the April 13, 2021 Joint Plan Commission meeting, please click the link below:

JPC Agenda

New Plan Commission Agenda Available

To view the agenda for the April 12, 2021 Plan Commission meeting, please click the link below:

Opportunity to Serve

The Village of Waunakee is currently accepting applications for committee positions. Please view our website using the link below to complete a Committee Application Form. The deadline for completed applications will be April 23.

Committee Application Form


Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Workshop on Wellness - Immunity 101

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Virtual via ZOOM
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Workshops on Wellness presentations take place the second Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm and cover a wide range of health and wellness topics. The WOW program is sponsored by the Waunakee Village Center and Waunakee Lions Club and is free to attend. Due to Dane County Public Health Guidelines, we will be transitioning presentations to a virtual format. If you are interested in being notified of the monthly topics and would like to receive a link to the presentations, please email Travis at tsteuber@waunakee.com or call 608-850-5992 to be added to an email list.

Click the link below for more details:

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Returning Your Absentee Ballot.

Have an absentee ballot you need to return for today’s election? You have two options to return your absentee ballot: 1) the mailbox outside of the Village Center (see picture) or 2) in the silver drop box outside of Village Hall. Ballots need to be received by 8 pm today to be counted in this election. Both boxes will be checked regularly. All absentee return envelops must contain the signature and address of a witness under section 4 "Certification of Witness". Ballots not containing a witness signature will not be counted for the election. If a ballot is returned without a witness signature, the Clerk’s office will make an attempt to contact the voter to correct the error.

Today is Election Day!

Polls are now open until 8 pm at the Village Center (333 S. Madison Street). Voters choosing to vote in-person, please read the following information:

  • Please consider wearing a mask to the polls.
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms related to COVID-19, please choose to curbside vote. See the notice on the doors of the Village Center for more information.
  • Upon entering and leaving the poll place, you will be asked to either sanitize or wash your hands (we will be providing hand sanitizer).
  • Remember to practice social distancing while in the polling place. We will have tape on the floor to assist with maintaining 6 feet in lines.
  • We ask that you promptly leave the polling place when you are finished voting.
  • We ask that you refrain from bringing your children with you to the polling place.
  • Consider voting during off-peak times. Typical peak times for voting are when the polls open at 7 am and in the evening from 4 pm to 8 pm.

Get Out and Vote!

Spring Election
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
333 South Madison Street
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Click the link below for more details:

Elections

Monday, April 5, 2021

Waunakee Police Department April Newsletter

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

April Newsletter

Friday, April 2, 2021

Waunakee 150th Anniversary Collectors Coin

In celebration of the Villages 150th anniversary, Waunakee residents can now stop by the Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce or One Community Bank from April 1st - April 30th to receive a 150th Anniversary Collector Coin which can be used to receive deals at participating businesses! See attached flyer for details.

 

Springtime at the Farm

Schumacher Farm Park
5682 Hwy 19
Saturday, April 25, 2021
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Celebrate spring and Earth Day with fun activities at the farm park; look for spring wildflowers blooming on a naturalist-led scavenger hunt, start your own garden seeds to take home, play yard games and try your hand at kite-flying. Wisconsin Kiters Club will be on-site to offer flying tips and demos. Bring a picnic lunch with the family and enjoy the afternoon. Free, family-friendly, registration required.

Click the link for more information:



Spring Leaf Collection April 5 –16, 2021

Spring Leaf collection will begin on April 5 and end on April 16 weather permitting. Please remember to keep the brush and leaves separate from each other. Leaves must be on the terrace in front of your house, not in the road. If you would like to haul your own leaves and brush you can take them out to the compost site on Hwy Q south of town just past Hwy K. If you have any questions please call the Public Works Garage at 608-849-5892.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

New Village Board Agenda Available

To view the agenda for the April 5, 2021 Village Board meeting, please click the link below:

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Waunakee Public Safety Blood Drive

Waunakee Fire Department
401 West 2nd Street
April 17, 2021
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Waunakee Police, Fire, and EMS are partnering together to host a Waunakee Public Safety BLOOD DRIVE on April 17, 2021. Waunakee Fire has opened up their doors as a location, and American Red Cross is excited to work with our agencies for such a desperate cause. American Red Cross has been hosting blood drives during the ongoing pandemic successfully and safely. All precautions are being taken.

This year, we have repeatedly seen that COVID-19 has been the reason for cancelled events. But for a blood drive, COVID-19 IS the reason for the event. Blood banks are in critical need. Often times, donors have a person in mind as their reason for giving. In our case, with our professions, we never know when WE will be the one needing blood. My personal "why" is my Godson, Calvin, who received a liver transplant at UW Childrens Hospital at just 2 months old. He is a miracle and is growing and thriving, but needs transfusions every few months.

Whatever may call you to give, I feel that this also is an awesome way to work with and show our community that we can partner together for a greater cause.

This is not just for Waunakee Public Safety members. This invitation is to everyone. If you have a family member, friend, neighbor, or ANYONE who you may think would like to give, reach out to them. Providing contact info does NOT sign you up or commit you to a donation. It simply shows interest, and you will be contacted with information on how to book your appointment on April 17th!

If you are interested in donating, please contact Officer Rachael Martin with Waunakee PD at rmartin@waunakeepd.org. Include your name, email, and phone number, as well as this same information for additional contacts who are interested in donating.

Have questions about the donation process, what to expect, or more? Here’s a helpful link:

If you'd like to donate, please click the link below to schedule an appointment:


Monday, March 29, 2021

Make Music Waunakee - June 21, 2021

Make Music Day is coming to Waunakee for the first time in 2021! This global music celebration happens simultaneously in over 1,000 international cities on June 21st each year. This free, village-wide, outdoor day of music, will bring musicians and music enthusiasts of all ages and talents together throughout the community to share their love of music with each other.

Unlike other music festivals, Make Music is free in all ways and open to anyone who wants to participant Every type of musician — young, old, amateur, or professional, is invited out into the community to share their love of music with friends and neighbors, whether it's at an established Make Music Day venue, or just from the sidewalk outside your house - the goal is to see music being played EVERYWHERE!

Make Music Day isn’t just about the performers, it’s about celebrating every kind of music there is in ways that are accessible for everyone to enjoy. By far, the easiest way to participate is to get out and support your local artists by enjoying their performances and activities on June 21st, whether in-person or virtually!

Visit www.makemusicday.org/waunakee for more information, to sign-up as a venue or performer, and to keep up on the schedule of events and virtual offerings that become available!

Heritage Hills Blasting

The contractor for the Heritage Hills subdivision, at the corner of North Division Street and STH 19/113, will be blasting (one blast) between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30, 2021.

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
ddolphin@olsonexp.com

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Waunakee WRAP Workshop with Muralist Emily Balsley - May 15th, 2021


Community members ages 14+ can join us at the Waunakee Public Library on Saturday, May 15th, 2021 for an educational and hands-on workshop as part of Waunakee’s first ever year participating in the Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP)!
Murals are a powerful art form. They can inspire, educate, persuade, entice emotions, or tell a story. They can completely change the vibe of a space. They invite viewers in and become a destination. All of that in one wall! Do you have an idea you’d love to see painted at a large scale? Do you love the thought of painting a mural, but have no idea how to start? Are you intimidated by the idea of “going big”? Or do you simply want to learn more about the process of painting a mural? If so, then this workshop is for you.
Join Emily Balsley, Madison-based illustrator, and mural artist as she walks you through the steps of painting your first mural. From finding the right space, to tools & supplies, to navigating transfer methods, and learning some tips & tricks, Emily will cover it all in this comprehensive workshop. There will even be an opportunity to help Emily paint a custom mural designed specifically for the Village of Waunakee! Take a peek here at some of her work: http://www.emilybalsley.com/murals
A virtual workshop option is available as well. The workshop will be live streamed via zoom and virtual participants will receive:
- A link to join the zoom meeting.
- A scaled down version of the mural being painted at the workshop.
- Booklet with the presentation information.
- Set of Acrylic Paints & Brushes
This workshop is included for registered WRAP participants who have submitted artwork to the exhibition and further registration is not required. 
Non-participant community members ages 14+ can register via the link below and participate in the workshop for a $5.00 fee.

For questions about the Waunakee WRAP Workshop & Exhibition, please contact coordinators Todd Schmidt, Village Administrator or Kylie West at (608) 850-2182 or administrator@waunakee.com. 

Heritage Hills Blasting

The contractor for the Heritage Hills subdivision, at the corner of North Division Street and STH 19/113, will be blasting (one blast) between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 26, 2021.

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
ddolphin@olsonexp.com

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

To view the April 2021 issue of the Horizons newsletter, please click the link below:

April 2021 Horizons

COVID-19 Vaccine Virtual Town Hall

Public Health Madison & Dane County will be hosting a virtual town hall on COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday, April 8, 2021. Public health experts will address common concerns related to differences among vaccine efficacy and provide an update about the vaccine distribution process in Dane County.

The event is free and everyone is encouraged to attend. The event will be held on Zoom and participants can register here to receive the Zoom link to attend. The event will be limited to 500 people on a first come, first serve basis.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

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, 2021. 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:

Heritage Hills Blasting

The contractor for the Heritage Hills subdivision, at the corner of North Division Street and STH 19/113, will be blasting (one blast) between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.

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
ddolphin@olsonexp.com

Monday, March 22, 2021

In-Person Absentee Voting at Village Hall

In-person absentee voting and in-person registration for the April Election will begin at Village Hall (500 West Main Street) tomorrow, Tuesday, March 23rd. Voting and registration will take place during regular business hours (Monday-Thursday, 7 am to 4:15 pm and Friday, 7 am to Noon). No appointment is necessary to in-person absentee vote or register. In-person absentee and registration ends at 5 pm on Friday, April 2, 2021. Please note that due to COVID-19 and Dane County Public Health orders, we will also need to limit the number of people in our building at one time to ensure proper social distancing and safety.

Friday, March 19, 2021

Heritage Hills Blasting

The contractor for the Heritage Hills subdivision, at the corner of North Division Street and STH 19/113, will be blasting (one blast) between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 22, 2021.

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
ddolphin@olsonexp.com

WCCC Project Coordinator Position


With the great news of the Waunakee Cares Coalition receiving Drug Free Communities (DFC) Grant Funding over the next 5 years, we need to hire a Project Coordinator to oversee this grant.

Please click the link below for further information. The official job application is also located on WECAN (WI Educational Network)

WCCC Project Coordinator Position

Any further questions, you can contact Jodie Sorenson at jsorenson@waunakee.com or 608-849-4573.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Heritage Hills Blasting

SX Blasting will be continuing to blast in the Heritage Hills subdivision, at the corner of North Division Street and STH 19/113, on Friday, March 19 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. They are anticipating 1-2 blasts throughout the day, weather permitting.

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:

Brandon Rolsma, Licensed Blaster, SX Blasting
brandonr@sxblasting.com
N59 W14601 Bobolink Ave
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Office: (262) 252-3200
Cell: (414)235-0902

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Heritage Hills Blasting

SX Blasting will be continuing to blast in the Heritage Hills subdivision, at the corner of North Division Street and STH 19/113, on Thursday, March 18 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. They are anticipating 2-3 blasts throughout the day, weather permitting.


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:

Brandon Rolsma, Licensed Blaster, SX Blasting
brandonr@sxblasting.com
N59 W14601 Bobolink Ave
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Office: (262) 252-3200
Cell: (414)235-0902

Heritage Hills Blasting

The contractor for the Heritage Hills subdivision, at the corner of North Division Street and STH 19/113, will be blasting (one blast) between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 18, 2021.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
ddolphin@olsonexp.com

Drive Thru Easter Bunny Event

Ripp Park
213 Dorn Drive
Saturday, March 27, 2021
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for this fun Easter event. As you drive through the park you will be able to search for hidden bunnies, pick up a goodie bag and get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny.




Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Absentee Ballots are in the Mail

This week the Village received the official ballots for the April Election! If you have an absentee request on file, you can expect to receive your ballot within the next week. Do you still need to request an absentee ballot for the April Election? The deadline to request an absentee ballot is 5 pm on Thursday, April 1, 2021. Village Staff process requests and mail out ballots daily. We encourage individuals who wish to absentee vote by mail to request their ballot early to allow for enough time for the US Postal Service to deliver ballots. Need to request an absentee ballot? Visit www.myvote.wi.gov to request a ballot.

Heritage Hills Blasting

SX Blasting will be continuing to blast in the Heritage Hills subdivision, at the corner of North Division Street and STH 19/113, on Wednesday, March 17 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. They are anticipating 2-3 blasts throughout the day, weather permitting.

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:

Brandon Rolsma, Licensed Blaster, SX Blasting
brandonr@sxblasting.com
N59 W14601 Bobolink Ave
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Office: (262) 252-3200
Cell: (414)235-0902

Monday, March 15, 2021

Heritage Hills Blasting

SX Blasting will be continuing to blast in the Heritage Hills subdivision, at the corner of North Division Street and STH 19/113, on Tuesday, March 16 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. They are anticipating 2-3 blasts throughout the day, weather permitting. Please note this is separate from the Dolphin Explosives blasting that has been scheduled for March 16  between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. 

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:

Brandon Rolsma, Licensed Blaster, SX Blasting
brandonr@sxblasting.com
N59 W14601 Bobolink Ave
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Office: (262) 252-3200
Cell: (414)235-0902

Heritage Hills Blasting

The contractor for the Heritage Hills subdivision, at the corner of North Division Street and STH 19/113, will be blasting on Tuesday, March 16 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. There will be one blast done by Olson Explosives (not SX Blasting).

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:

Traci Perry
Olson Explosives, Inc.
PO Box 90 I 1837 Trout Run Rd
Decorah, IA 52101
563-382-2953
tperry@olsonexop.com

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Heritage Hills Blasting

The contractor for the Heritage Hills subdivision, at the corner of North Division Street and STH 19/113, will be blasting on Monday, March 15 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. There will be two blasts. One late morning and one in the afternoon.

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:

Brandon Rolsma, Licensed Blaster
brandonr@sxblasting.com
N59 W14601 Bobolink Ave
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Office: (262) 252-3200
Cell: (414)235-0902


Friday, March 12, 2021

Waunakee Community Blood Drive

First Presbyterian Church
Fellowship Hall5763 County Road Q
Friday, March 19. 2021
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Thursday, March 11, 2021

New Village Board Agenda Available

To view the agenda for the March 15, 2021 Village Board meeting, please click the link below:

Heritage Hills Blasting

The contractor for the Heritage Hills subdivision, at the corner of North Division Street and STH 19/113, will be blasting (one blast) between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 12, 2021.

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
ddolphin@olsonexp.com

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Heritage Hills Blasting

The contractor for the Heritage Hills subdivision, at the corner of North Division Street and STH 19/113, will be blasting (one blast) between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10, 2021.

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
ddolphin@olsonexp.com

Monday, March 8, 2021

Attention Gardeners!

The Friends of Waunakee Public Library are sponsoring their Sale of New Perennials again this year----plus, they have a new offering: Monarch Butterfly Kits consisting of 6 native plants from Two Ferns Nursery in Madison that attract monarchs for $25 per 6-pack.

Orders are due March 22, 2021 and can be delivered to the library or to the Friends treasurer.

Pick up your new plants on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 401 Doral Court between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon.

Order forms can be downloaded by clicking the link below: 

Friday, March 5, 2021

Heritage Hills Blasting

The contractor for the Heritage Hills subdivision, at the corner of North Division Street and STH 19/113, will be blasting (one blast) between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 8, 2021.

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
ddolphin@olsonexp.com

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Waunakee Police Department March Newsletter

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

March Newsletter

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

New Joint Plan Commission Agenda Available

To view the agenda for the March 9, 2021 Joint Plan Commission meeting, please click the link below:

JPC Agenda

New Plan Commission Agenda Available

To view the agenda for the March 8, 2021 Plan Commission meeting, please click the link below:

Heritage Hills Blasting

The contractor for the Heritage Hills subdivision, at the corner of North Division Street and STH 19/113, will be blasting (one blast) between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 4, 2021.

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
ddolphin@olsonexp.com

We're Hiring

The Village of Waunakee is seeking Seasonal Maintenance Workers for the spring/summer of 2021! This seasonal position is ideal for a candidate who is looking to work outdoors during the months of May to October. The position will work an average of 30 to 40 hours per week. The position performs manual labor maintaining grounds and park equipment, and other general maintenance jobs. This is a great position for college students returning home to Waunakee for the summer! Open until filled, multiple positions available. Minimum qualifications required: High School Diploma or GED and 18 years of age of older. 

Complete details for this position can be found by clicking the link below: 

Seasonal Maintenance Worker

Workshop on Wellness - Vision after Stroke/Brain Injury

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Virtual via ZOOM
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Workshops on Wellness presentations take place the second Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm and cover a wide range of health and wellness topics. The WOW program is sponsored by the Waunakee Village Center and Waunakee Lions Club and is free to attend. Due to Dane County Public Health Guidelines, we will be transitioning presentations to a virtual format. If you are interested in being notified of the monthly topics and would like to receive a link to the presentations, please email Travis at tsteuber@waunakee.com or call 608-850-5992 to be added to an email list.