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
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
Mutts on Main - 2019
Waunakee's 5th Annual Public Art Project
Sunday, September 15: WauktoberFest auction of Mutts on Main art pieces
Waunakee Emergency Services Citizens Academy
Have you ever wanted to drive a police squad car? Or get your hands on police, fire and EMS equipment?
Waunakee Police, Fire, and EMS are excited to host the annual Waunakee Emergency Services Citizen’s Academy starting Wednesday September 4, 2019! Classes run Wednesday evenings from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM for 9 consecutive weeks (the last class will be October 30). The Citizen’s Academy is a “hands on” program. The goal is to give participants a better understanding of Police, Fire and EMS duties and responsibilities. During simulations, participants will be able to assume the role of Police Officer, Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician.
Sign up to interact with emergency professionals in a fun and positive way. We are accepting applications now. Preference is given to those who live or work in Waunakee. The class will be filled on a first-come first-serve basis, so sign up soon!
If you have questions or wish to sign up, please contact Sergeant Asher Torbeck at 849-4523 or email email@example.com.
Creative Wall at the Hall with Susan Trudell
The Village of Waunakee is looking for imaginative residents to submit their logo design ideas for the new organization. Create Waunakee was developed from the creative economy initiative that began in 2018 when the Village partnered with UW Extension to develop an organization to inspire, connect, and unite current and future residents of Waunakee. Waunakee is a unique and vibrant community and the goal of Create Waunakee is to celebrate the creativity, innovation, and the arts that thrive within the town.
The logo should embody both the spirit of Create Waunakee and the Village of Waunakee. The winning submission will receive $100 Waunakee Chamber Bucks. The contest is open to residents of any age living within the school district of Waunakee. Read More
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
American Pickers are Coming Back to Wisconsin
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.
EMS Facebook with dedication photos
Waunakee Area EMS
201 N. Klein Drive, PO Box 33
Waunakee, WI 53597
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 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.
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!
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.