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
Mutts on Main - 2019
Waunakee's 5th Annual Public Art Project
The Village of Waunakee, in partnership with the Endres Mfg. Company and the Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce, is happy to announce the fifth annual Waunakee Public Art Project. Last year’s project, Barrels on Parade, was successful in continuing to build upon the creative and innovative identity of Waunakee. The Village and its partners would like to build on this project and see it taken even further, including expanding on another facet of Waunakee’s heritage.
This year’s project is called Mutts on Main, and will highlight Waunakee’s love for our best friends, our dogs. Endres Mfg. Company will once again donate time, labor, and materials to provide our artists with steel mutt cutouts. A $300 stipend (half from Endres Mfg. Company and half from the Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce) will be provided to each artist or artist team. Those interested in applying must currently live or work within the school district limits of Waunakee or be a graduate of the Waunakee Community School District.
All of the finished mutts will be displayed at various businesses downtown this summer. For further details and how to apply, see below.
Friday, May 24: Submissions from Artists Open
Friday, June 28: Submissions from Artists Due
Week of July 1: Selection Committee meets, accepted artists will be notified
Week of July 8: Mutts and stipends are picked up by artists from Endres Mfg. Company
Thursday, August 8: Completed train cars are due to the Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce Depot
Monday, August 12: Mutts go on display at various Waunakee businesses
Sunday, September 15: WauktoberFest auction of Mutts on Main art pieces
Historic Preservation Commission Member
The Town of Westport is actively searching for qualified applicants to serve on the Town’s Historic Preservation Commission. Eligible candidates will live in the Town of Westport, have a demonstrated interest in historic preservation, and possess professional knowledge or experience in at least one of the following: history, architecture landscape, architecture, real estate, land use planning, archeology, anthropology, or a closely related field.
The commission meets as necessary, usually once a month and members are expected to attend regularly.
Interested parties should send their resume with cover letter to Jessica Frey at firstname.lastname@example.org and contact 608-849-4372 with any questions. Deadline for submissions is June 21, 2019.
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
Creative Wall at the Hall with Todd Miller
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.
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
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
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 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.
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:
You can find more information about the Library project ONLINE