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 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 (https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/) 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 (https://bringit.wi.gov/) 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 (http://www.vil.waunakee.wi.us/68/Elections) for more information on deadlines and proof of residence.
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.
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."
Waunakee Village Hall
500 W Main Street
During Regular Business Hours
“Create Waunakee” is a celebration of the innovators, creators, and artists that live and work in our Village. It’s mission is to inspire, connect, and unite current and future community members in showcasing and building upon what makes Waunakee a unique and vibrant place to live, work and visit. Follow the page to say up-to-date on all creative things Waunakee!
"Being creative is always on my mind. I create because it makes life interesting and fulfilling. The best part is experiencing the reactions to the designs/art I have created. Creativity is a way that helps embrace my originality and helps me to make unique connections with people and myself."- Heidi Lobraco, Create Waunakee Logo Contest Winner
On November 18th Waunakee's Village Board approved the creation of the Create Waunakee Committee. The Village is seeking 9 community members, including one member of Village Board and one representative from the Waunakee Area School District, to serve on this committee. The committee may also include up to two members who reside outside the Village, but within the Waunakee Area School District. Exact meeting times and days are not yet determined, but meetings will likely be held in the evening and occur once monthly. Committee appointments are likely to occur at the Village Board meeting on January 6th, 2020.
For more information on Create Waunakee and its mission, please visit www.createwaunakee.com or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/createwaunakee. To submit an application to volunteer for the Create Waunakee Committee, please visit http://www.vil.waunakee.wi.us/431/Application-to-Volunteer where you can submit an online application or print a paper copy to fill out. You may also stop by Village Hall during regular business hours to receive a paper application. If you have any questions, please contact Todd Schmidt, Village Administrator at (608) 850-2182 or email@example.com.
Waunakee Neighborhood Celebrating 13 years in Waunakee!
We're celebrating our anniversary with a new logo, tagline, and website! On February 14, 2020, Waunakee Neighborhood Connection turns 13 and is celebrating by introducing an updated logo and tagline, and launching a new website at www.waunakeeneighborhoodconnection.org. We invite you to visit the site and learn more about these exciting changes!
We'd like to give a shout out to Brett Keene and Grant Webster at Suttle-Straus for their leadership on the logo development, Chris Drake for website design, Theresa Werner for content editing, and Richard Keiser for technical support.
Waunakee Police Department...LOCK CAR DOORS AND CLOSE GARAGE DOORS
Almost every community in Dane County is experiencing a high number of thefts from vehicles, burglaries to residences and stolen autos. Almost all of these incidents are the result of unlocked cars and/or open garage doors. Multiple people have been arrested in Waunakee and other Dane County communities, but it has not slowed crime. 3 vehicles were stolen in Waunakee in August. Two vehicles were taken from the same residence. The vehicles had been parked unlocked in the driveway. The garage door opener was used to gain access to the house and the thieves retrieved the keys and stole laptops. One vehicle was later used in burglaries/thefts in Mount Horeb until the suspects were interrupted while in the process of burglarizing a home. The suspects fled in the stolen vehicle and were later pursued by Verona Police for a short distance before the pursuit was terminated. The vehicle was later found abandoned in Madison. The other stolen vehicle has not been recovered at this point. The third stolen vehicle had been parked on the lawn of a home unlocked and with the keys inside. That vehicle was used in multiple burglaries in Westport and Jefferson County. The vehicle was recovered and the suspect, a 22 year old male with a lengthy criminal history, is in custody facing multiple charges.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE:
1. Lock car doors of vehicles parked in the driveway or on the street
2. Keep your garage door closed when not outside, and especially after dark
3. Lock the walk in door from your garage to your house overnight
4. If you see your neighbor’s garage door open after dark, please call, text or stop and tell your neighbor their garage door is open. It only takes a thief a minute to go through your unlocked car.
Over the past year, a committee of volunteers has been working with the Waunakee School Board and the Waunakee School District to develop a revitalization plan for the Waunakee High School Soccer Stadium. The campaign that has emerged is called “One Community, One Goal.” The plan calls for replacing the current grass surface with artificial turf and building a new team center that would house changing/locker rooms, bathrooms, medical treatment facilities and provide weather protection. Recently, the Waunakee School Board approved moving forward with the design phase for the project and today we are excited to introduce you to sponsorship opportunities for One Community, One Goal Capital Campaign. READ MORE
Waunakee Athletic Department Asks Businesses to Refrain from using High School Sport Photos
In the last two months we've had a couple instances where local business used student-athlete images in advertisements. It is a violation of WIAA Amateur Status rules for student-athletes image to appear in promotional material with or without the student-athlete's permission. The penalty for such a violation is the student-athlete loses their eligibility in all WIAA sponsored sports.
In an effort to minimize the risk of a student-athlete losing his/her athletic eligibility the Athletic Department is asking the Waunakee Business Community to refrain from using current student-athlete's image advertisements, promotions, and/or commercials.
For details please see attached letter and thank the business for all of your support and help on this matter and all of your support of Waunakee Athletes and Athletics.
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
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! Licenses are issued on a calendar year basis. A license is required for all dogs and cats over 5 months of age. For more information, view Wisconsin Statues 174.05 and 174.42 and the Village Code of Ordinances Chapter 14. All licenses issued after March 31 will be assessed a $5 per license late fee, so don't wait! To register your pets online please click on the link below:
You can call PetData at 1-855-312-9070. License(s) will be mailed within 10 business days of PetData's receipt of payment and documentation.
New Metering Technology Provides Significant Customer Benefits
Waunakee Utilities is continuing with a project to install a new metering system, called Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI). When fully deployed, customers will have the ability to monitor electric and water usage from a computer or smart phone which can help manage electrical usage during peak hours. Customers will also have the ability to be notified of small water leaks which can aid in conservation and lower water bills.
Instantaneous information about the power outages will also be available and the utility hopes to deploy a system in the near future to allow for electric customers to be automatically notified of service interruptions and estimated restoration time.
The process to convert has started. The electrical portion will be completed during 2020 while the water portion is projected to be finished by December 31, 2021.
Waunakee Utilities asks for your cooperation during this process as utility staff will need to enter customer homes and businesses to change out the water meter. A Utility representative will be contacting all customers to set up an appointment for the water meter exchange. Electric meters can be exchanged on the outside of the building.
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.
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.