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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-850-5227. You can also access a PDF copy of the presentation below.
PDF Copy of the Presentation
Waunakee Mural - Dane Arts Mural Project
Please take a few minutes to watch this video highlighting the creation, installation
and dedication of the new mural in Waunakee.
Click the link below to watch the video:
Love Note to Waunakee
2018 Dane Arts Poster
The Dane Arts 2018 poster is now available at the Village Hall, located at 500 West Main Street. This year's poster is titled "Sunflower on Ely Place" by artist Reed Jones. Your donation is warmly welcome and greatly appreciated. For information on the artist, and the story behind the poster, click the link below for more details.
Badger Honor Flight is expanding their efforts to find all war era Veterans who qualify for an Honor Flight. Badger Honor Flight is an all-volunteer organization. They are currently looking for volunteers to honor these deserving Veterans.
Click the link for more details:
Badger Honor Flight Volunteers
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
If you live, work or play in the Greater Madison Region, help future leaders learn what is most important to you!
A Greater Madison Vision's scenario survey went live today, and Dane County residents and visitors can take the 10-minute online survey to share their views on how the region should grow and develop.
The online survey shows four alternative futures dealing with housing, jobs, transportation, roads, rural preservation, water and the environment. Residents can choose from alternative futures focusing on innovation, conservation, community and self-reliance and provide their opinion on how the region should grow.
Anyone high school age or older who lives, works or spends time in Dane County is encouraged to take the survey.Click the link below to start the survey:
On August 20, 2018, the Village Board created the Waunakee Housing Task Force. The Village Board created this Task Force to gain a full understanding of the existing housing inventory in Waunakee, identify areas of realistic housing need in which the Waunakee housing marketplace ought provide supply, and craft potential policy modifications for consideration by the Plan Commission to address the identified needs.
The Task Force will be comprised of only Village residents in which both Village-wide geographic (all Village wards) and demographic (age, gender, race) representation should be achieved. Members of the Task Force would be expected to attend 9+/- meetings over a period of roughly 9 months. Each meeting will be held at the Village Center, will start at 5:30 PM, and last 90-120 minutes. All meetings will be on Thursday evenings, with the first to be held on September 20, 2018. Subsequent meetings will be held on the 2nd Thursday of each month beginning in October, 2018, and likely running until May, 2019. Childcare will be provided at modest cost to task force members to accommodate meeting attendance.
The link below provides information explaining the duties and obligations of the Task Force members:
Task Force Members
Village residents interested in being considered for appointment to the Task Force are asked to fill out the form using the link below. Those unable to access the internet, may contact Village Clerk Julee Helt to submit their information for consideration. The deadline to submit applications is 12:00 PM (noon) on Wednesday, August 29, 2018. The Village President will recommend appointments to the Village Board September 4, 2018.
Waunakee Housing Task Force Form
Michael F. Simon Builders donated, sorted, and stocked shelves at the Waunakee Food Pantry with 1,500 pounds of food and personal care items. That is a record collection for the Waunakee Food Pantry by an individual organization and is the equivalent of feeding 4,500 people. In addition, they made a very generous cash donation of $500 for more food and $3,000 to be used to pay the rent for the remainder of this year.
Waunakee Presented Award at the Wisconsin City/County Management Association Annual Conference
The Waunakee Neighborhood Connection Board of Directors announced they have a new executive director, Lisa Humenik. Lisa started at the beginning of August and is quickly becoming familiar with the WNC programs, services, processes, partnerships, volunteers, and donors. Lisa comes to WNC with 25+ years of experience working in the nonprofit sector. Having lived in several cities as a result of her husbands career advancements, her own interesting and varied career path has allowed her to acclimate quickly to new communities and settings, create connections and partnerships, and gain a wealth of skills and knowledge that she applies to making organizations sustainable and impactful. She is excited about working collaboratively with the board, staff, volunteers, and Waunakee community to build upon WNC's already strong foundation of success.
Welcome to Waunakee Lisa!
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 email@example.com 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.
Creative Wall at the Hall with Marci Rule ArtWould you like to learn more about how this primarily self-taught artist specializes in golf landscapes? Would you like to see how each of Marci's paintings captures the beauty of the scene and creates a feeling that both inspires emotion and uncovers cherished memories in the viewer? Do you wish 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 during business hours for the months of September and October. You'll have the chance to view the paintings and learn more about Marci's artistic talents.
Waunakee Ranked Among Safest Communities
Waunakee was recently named the second Safest City in Wisconsin for 2018 by the National Council for Home Safety and Security. For the full article and more information on the study, click the link below.
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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