State of the Village Presentation
The Village of Waunakee is excited to release the 2017-2018 Village of Waunakee State of the Village presentation given by Village Administrator Todd Schmidt. The video, which takes less than 10 minutes to watch, briefly highlights the past several years of Village progress and provides a snapshot of our current financial conditions. Please take some time to watch the video and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Todd at email@example.com or 608-850-5227. You can also access a PDF copy of the presentation below.
PDF Copy of the Presentation
Registration Technology Inc. (RTI) is an authorized partner of the Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles and is pleased to announce that EZ-TAB is now available at two locations in Waunakee.EZ-TAB is an easy to use self-service kiosk that will renew your Wisconsin license plate, dispense your vehicle’s registration and license plate sticker (tag/tab), all in real time with the WI DMV. EZ-TAB gives you everything you need instantly. EZ-TAB is paid for and provided by RTI at $0 cost to the DMV or the State of Wisconsin.
Please support EZ-TAB at the following locations:
Wipperfurth's Piggly Wiggly at 205 N. Holiday Dr., Waunakee, WI 53597
Walgreens at 401 W. Main St., Waunakee, WI 53597
Click the link below for more details: EZ-TAB
The Waunakee Community School District has made a financial commitment to start a Student Financial Assistance Fund that can support families in need. The district is committed to ensuring that all students and families can participate in their school community regardless of a family’s ability to pay. A district-wide committee, including representatives from the Board of Education, administrators, staff, and students, has been created to establish guidelines for this initiative. They are seeking the community’s help in raising the necessary funds. The goal is to raise $25,000.
Donations will be used to fund need-based scholarships for things such as field trips, memory books, and other district-sponsored activities that require fees. Your donation can help create a positive, inclusive environment in all of our schools. Donate
Creative Wall at the Hall with Jim Neville
After a long career in education Jim Neville, now retired, is able to spend more time exploring his life-long love of creating art. Jim recently moved to Waunakee after living most of his life in Georgia and Florida and his acrylic paintings depict scenes from both the South and the Midwest. To view Jim's paintings and learn more about his artistic talents, while supporting local creativity and innovation, please plan to stop by Village Hall during business hours. Jim's artwork will be on display during the months of January and February.
New Electric and Water Meters
Waunakee Utilities staff will soon be installing electric and water meters for Waunakee residents.
Waunakee Utilities will be having several people from their electric department going through the service territory over the next couple months with a large wagon carrying boxes of electric meters. Staff will be changing out all electric meters and will be going to every home and business to do this.
The water department will be contacting every customer over the next +/- four years as part of a water meter change out project. Water department staff will need to access the meters which are generally located in the basement of homes and businesses in order to install a new meter.
Attention! You are invited...
To be a Panel Member of Arboretum Elementary's 4th Grade
Invention/Innovation Season 4 Shark Tank!
What is an Invention/Innovation Shark Tank? Excellent question! Our students are working hard to come up with authentic inventions and innovations that serve a purpose and/or fill a need. This project is intended to inspire creativity, curiosity, and passion to prepare students to compete in an ever-growing global society! Students will present their inventions/innovations to a panel of Shark Tank members (inspired by ABC's 'Shark Tank') who will judge their projects and decide whether or not to 'invest' (fake money of course).
What are the dates/times?
Monday, Feb. 25 10:15-11:30
Tuesday, Feb. 26 10:15-11:30
Wednesday, Feb. 27 10:15-11:30
Thursday, Feb. 28 10:15-11:30
The Shark Tanks will be held in Ms. Armstrong and Mrs. Schneider’s 4th grade classrooms.
You do not need to bring anything along. Upon arrival, please check in the office before heading to the classroom. When you get to the classroom, you will be given a judging rubric that you will fill out as students present their projects. At the end of the presentations you will decide whether or not to invest in the products and how much. You will be allotted a total of $250,000 to invest.
Please sign up on the following google document by Feb. 1 with any dates that work for you. We will email you back to verify the time and date. If you know of someone else who may be interested, please forward the document. Thank You! Lori Armstrong and Jessica Schneider
Michael F. Simon Builders 125 Year Anniversary Giving Back Campaign for December - Employees donate $125 to a charitable organization of their choosing. Learn more about Simon Builders 125 year Anniversary
Storm Drain Murals in Waunakee and Westport
The Town of Westport is part of the Madison Area Municipal Stormwater Partnership and as part of their stormwater permit they are required to undertake information and education. Storm drain murals were part of that education element this year. Check out the poster HERE featuring Waunakee and Westport drain murals. Have you seen the cool mural near the intersection of Woodland Drive and Mill Road in Westport? Thanks to Jessica and Barry from the Town for heading the project for Westport and Christal Campbell at the County for coming up with the neat idea!
Waunakee Area EMS is Celebrating 40 years!
In 2019 Waunakee Area EMS will be celebrating 40 years of volunteer service. The WWDDVS (Waunakee, Westport, Dane, town of Dane, Vienna and Springfield) Commission has approved a project telling the history and honoring volunteers.
The monument project includes three stones. The middle stone tells the history of the service, the two sides list volunteer members who served 15 or more years to the EMS district.
Project costs include the monument, landscaping, moving flag poles, lighting, maintenance and updating the monument as names are added.
Waunakee Area EMS is hoping the community will support the effort.
Presentations can be given. For more information, please call Vaughn Frye at 849-7399.
Waunakee Area EMS
201 N. Klein Drive, PO Box 33
Waunakee, WI 53597
Waunakee Presented Award at the Wisconsin City/County Management Association Annual Conference
Connecting to the Village of Waunakee continues to be convenient since the 2017 rollout of the Village of Waunakee Mobile App (MyWaunakee). Currently available in both the Apple Store and Google Play Store, information like news alerts, job postings, Village Board information, and events and meetings are now at your fingertips. The application, designed to make connecting to your local government more seamless, allows users the unique ability to report a concern (ex. street light out), attach relevant photos along with map location, and connect to the appropriate staff to easily address concerns.
To download the MyWaunakee app, follow the links below or simply search for “MyWaunakee” in either the Apple Store or Google Play Store.
Apple Store - https://itunes.apple.com/WebOb
Google Play Store - https://play.google.com/store/
For more information about the mobile application, please contact Adam Bentley, Assistant Village Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 608-850-2182. If you would like to watch a quick demonstration of the application please visit the Village’s YouTube Channel at https://youtu.be/WzqD1j0fV7A.
Village officials and staff have enjoyed the recent opportunities to interact with citizens who have inquired directly for factual information on various Village issues and project. Those who have sought facts before forming their opinions have demonstrated truly responsible citizenship. READ MORE:
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