• Village Services

    Village of Waunakee
    Todd Schmidt - Village Administrator &
    Economic Development Director 
    500 W. Main St / PO Box 100
    Waunakee, WI 53597
    (608) 850-8500 • Fax: (608) 849-5628
    A Village Board consisting of a president and six trustees governs Waunakee. Board meetings are held in the Village Hall located at 500 W. Main St. The other elected official is the Municipal Judge who presides over the municipal court, which is in the courtroom in the Village Hall.

    View the Website for The Joint Waunakee-Westport Comprehensive Plan Update, Click Here

    The Village of Waunakee Events and Issues in Review:
    Waunakee Village Newsletters 

    Creative Wall at the Hall

    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!

    Creative Wall at the Hall is an opportunity for local artists from the Waunakee area to share their work by displaying it at Village Hall. Exhibitions will be on display for two months at a time, for a total of six exhibits per year.




    Waunakee Village Center & Recreation Department
    Sue McDade - Community Services Director       
    Jeff Skoug - Recreation Supervisor
    Connie Gavinski - Program Coordinator
    Travis Steuber - Program Coordinator                                                                   

    333 S. Madison St., Waunakee, WI 53597                                                       
    (608) 850-5992 • (608) 849-5622 
    Fax: (608) 850-5994 • www.waunakee.com 
    The 45,000 sq. ft. center, opened in 2006, is located at 333 South Madison St. has activities and space for youth, senior citizens and everyone in between. The facility is suitable for a variety of uses including senior services, recreation programming, meeting rooms, fitness center, indoor walking track and a full-size gymnasium. 
    Meeting rooms are available for community groups, private parties, wedding receptions and other family gatherings. For more information about this beautiful facility call the Village Center Welcome Desk at 850-5992.


  • Senior Center of Waunakee
    Cindy Mosiman - Senior Services Director
    333 S. Madison St., Waunakee, WI 53597
    (608) 849-8385 • Fax: (608) 849-8387
    The Waunakee Senior Center, at 333 South Madison Street, provides services to older adults in the Villages of Waunakee and Dane and the Townships of Dane, Springfield, Westport and Vienna. We strive to provide advocacy, programs and services that assist seniors to maintain their dignity and remain independent in their own homes and communities. The Senior Center also fosters social, physical and emotional well being, through the facilitation and provision of educational and support services, intergenerational, recreational, cultural and volunteer opportunities. All services provided are supplemented by the dedicated work of numerous volunteers. For more information call the Senior Center at 849-8385.


    Waunakee Public Library
    Erick Plumb - Director

    Brittany Gitzlaff - Youth Services Director
    Courtney Cosgriff - Adult Services Director

    201 N. Madison St., Waunakee, WI 53597
    (608) 849-4217 • Fax: (608) 849-7817
    The Waunakee Public Library has programs for all ages! There are plenty of Childrens programs including Toddler Time, Story Hour, a Summer Reading program & an After School program, to name a few. Some Teen programs include a Book Group and an Advisory Group. Adult programs range from eReader classes to Monthly Book Discussions. The Waunakee Public Library has a Board of Trustees that meets the second Monday of the month and is open to the public. The Friends of the Library is a volunteer organization that helps promote the library through fundraising efforts. The Forever Fund is a tax-deductible endowment fund that its interest is used to fund special programs beyond the library budget. Beyond the Page is a joint effort of the Dane County Library Service and the Madison Community Foundation to create a permanent endowment that will support humanities programming in all 28 public libraries in Dane County-FOREVER!!



    Police/Fire/EMS - Ambulance / Emergency 911

    Police Department
    Chief Kevin Plendl
    Non-Emergency (608) 849-4523
    205 N. Klein Dr., Waunakee, WI 53597
    The Police department is located at 205 N. Klein Drive. There are 20 full time Police Officers. They provide 24 hour a day protection which covers approximately 7 square miles and a population of almost 13,800 and patrol over 200 streets, multiple businesses, and many parks. Officers have over 19,000 contacts annually with individuals. The office is staffed by two full time employees who handle over 9,000 phone calls and 2,900 walk-in customers annually. The department provides many community policing programs including; Operation ID Youth Fingerprinting, National Night Out, Bicycle Rodeo, Citizen’s Academy, and White Collar Crime Symposiums. All 911 calls go directly to the Dane County Communication Center located in Madison.
    In the case of emergency, dial 911. Non-emergency calls may be made to 849-4523.



    Fire StationWaunakee Fire Station
    Chief Dave Kopp
    Non-Emergency (608) 849-5488
    PO Box 472, 401 Second St., Waunakee, WI 53597
    Waunakee Fire Department provides fire protection for the village and the townships of Westport, Springfield and Vienna. The WFD has had the honor of serving the community for the past 118 years. The Fire District consists of 38 volunteer firefighters who are well trained in rescue work as well as fire fighting. In 2013 they responded to 271 fire calls, volunteered 4,195 hours of their time, and totaled 2,261 hours of continuing education and training. They have state-of-the-art equipment, including a 100-foot aerial ladder truck and two Cairns Infra-red Imaging System (IRIS) Helmets. In case of emergency, dial 911, non-emergency, call 849-5488.




    Scott Russell
    Non-Emergency (608) 849-7522
    201 N. Klein Dr., Waunakee, WI 53597
    The Waunakee Area EMS, located at 201 N. Klein Drive, is a 24-hour volunteer emergency service for persons within the Waunakee Area EMS District. Licensed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) volunteers provide emergency care. Our members are trained as drivers, EMT-Basics, and EMT-Intermediate Technicians. There are over 65 committed volunteers serving the Waunakee area. The number of calls that they receive reflects the growth in our community. In case of emergency, dial 911. Non-emergency calls may be made to 849-7522.



    Waunakee Area Chamber of CommerceDepot
    Ellen Schaaf - Executive Director

    100 E. Main St., PO Box 41, Waunakee, WI 53597
    (608) 849-5977
    Serving the community since 1979, the Chamber of Commerce is a service and action organization for business. The Chamber provides a multitude of opportunities for its members to be active and volunteer in ways to enhance and grow the community. The governing and policy making responsibilities of the Chamber are vested in (12) Board of Directors. 
    The Mission of the Chamber is to advance the general welfare and prosperity of the Waunakee/Westport area so that the business community and citizens can prosper. There is an emphasis given to the economic, civic, commercial, industrial and educational interests of the area. 


  • Waunakee Aquatic Center
    Kristy Nacker - Director
    301 Community Dr., Waunakee, WI 53597
    (608) 849-2420
    The Waunakee School District Aquatic Center features an 8 lane, 25 yard pool with a state of the art score board and Colorado Timing System. The Aquatic Center is home the the Waunakee Warriors Girls and Boys High School Swim Teams. The facility is also the home pool to the Waunakee WAVE Swim Club, a USA Swim Team.  The Waunakee Aquatic Center offers American Red Cross Swimming Lessons, Open/Family Swims, Lap/Fitness Swims, and Water Exercise. Residents and non-residents are welcome to use the facility and register for classes. The facility is available for rent. Please e-mail Kristy Nacker at knacker@waunakee.k12.wi.us or call the Aquatic Center at 849-2420 for additional information.

  • Waunakee Utilities
    Tim Herlitzka - General Manager
    322 Moravian Valley Rd.
    Waunakee, WI 53597
    (608) 849-8111 • After Hours (608) 849-4111
    Diggers Hotline 811 • www.diggershotline.com
    Waunakee Utilities office is located at 322 Moravian Valley Road and is one of this country’s 2,200 public power systems - a utility owned by the people and the community it serves. A seven-person utility commission, appointed by the Village Board, decides how to operate Waunakee Utilities. This local representation and control gives citizens a voice in how our utility can best meet the community’s needs. The utility office is in charge of electric, water and sewer. Questions about services and charges may be directed to 849-8111.



    Madison Gas & Electric Company
    133 S. Blair St., Madison, WI 53703
    (608) 252-7000 • Fax: (608) 252-4734



    US Post Office - Waunakee
    Shawna Lahner - Postmaster

    101 N. Klein Dr., Waunakee, WI 53597
    Window Hours: M-F 9-5:30 Sat. 9-12:30
    Passports Processed by appointment only:
    M-F 10-3 Sat. 9-11:30 • www.usps.com 


  • Waste Removal/Recycling

    Advanced Disposal
    300 Raemisch Rd., PO Box 473
    Waunakee, WI 53597
    (608) 251-7878 • Fax: (608) 849-7807

    Pellitteri Waste Systems

    7035 Raymond Rd., PO Box 259426
    Madison, WI 53713
    (608) 257-4285 • Fax: (608) 257-1179


    Cable Services

    (800) 314-7195 • www.business.spectrum.com

    TDS Telecom
    (888) 225-5837 • www.tdstelecom.com


  • Village of Waunakee Services


    Village Center Front Desk                          
    Village Hall Front Desk
    Todd Schmidt - 850-5227
    Assessor - Associated Appraisal
    (800) 721-4157
    Building Inspection 
    General Eng. Co - 849-5613 
    Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce
    Ellen Schaaf - 849-5977 
    Caitlin Stene - 850-2827
    Community Services 
    Sue McDade - 850-5992 
    Economic Development
    Todd Schmidt - 850-5227                                          
    EMS Director - Scott Russell
    Jay Gawlikoski - 849-7522
    Kevin Even - 849-6276                                             
    Renee Meinholz - 850-6622
    Fire Chief
    Dave Kopp - 849-5488
    Fire Inspector
    Brian Adler - 849-5488

    Erick Plumb - 849-4217
    Municipal Court - Jodi Sorenson
        Judge - Nicholas J. Rifelj - 849-4573 
    Parks & Recreation
    Sue McDade - 850-5992  
    Parks & Public Works Supervisor 
    Bill Fredrick - 849-5892
    Planning & Zoning 
    Tracy Meinholz - 849-5712 
    Police Chief 
    Kevin Plendl - 849-4523   
    Senior Center
    Cindy Mosiman - 849-8385                         
    Town Of Westport 
    Tom Wilson - 849-4372  
    Village President
    Chris Zellner - 850-8500                                           
    Waunakee Utilities
    Tim Herlitzka - 849-8111               




  • Pet Licensing

    The Village of Waunakee will be using a new animal licensing program in 2014. The new program is available on-line through PetData. To register your pets online go to http://www.petdata.com or call toll free 1-855-312-9070. Licenses will be mailed within 10 business days of PetData's receipt of payment and documentation.

    The Village of Waunakee will no longer be issuing animal licenses at any of their past locations.

    PetData Inc.
    PO Box 141929
    Irving, Texas

    For more information on Pet Licensing, Click Here


  • Winter Rules & Regulations

    The Village of Waunakee, like most of Wisconsin, can experience high levels of snowfall each winter season.
    When snow events do occur, the responsibility to clear public streets and sidewalks is that of the Streets and
    Parks Divisions of Waunakee’s Public Works Department. The soul purpose of all Village plowing efforts is to
    maintain safe travel by pedestrians and vehicles throughout Waunakee. 

    Waunakee averages a cumulative snowfall of 43 inches per year (The national average is 25 inches).
    Plowing all of Waunakee means clearing snow from: 

    • 110 lane miles of roadway 
    • 62 cul-de-sacs 
    • 12 miles of sidewalks, and 
    • All municipal parking areas and walkways
    Several factors can also influence the number of operators available and the speed at which roadways
    and sidewalks can be cleared. These factors include:

    • The time the snow began 
    • Duration of snowfall 
    • Type of snow - light/dry or wet/heavy 
    • Temperature before and after snowfall 
    • High winds - drifting 
    • Snow accumulation 
    • Available equipment - breakdowns 
    • Available staff  

    The Village of Waunakee would like to remind all residents of the following Winter Rules and
    as found below: 

    Alternate Parking
    Snow in Streets 
    Fire Hydrants 
    Snow on Sidewalks 
    Trash Containers 
    Mailbox Policy 
    Snowmobile Trails 
    Holiday Tree Pick Up
    Recreational Equipment  


  • Waunakee Residential Spring & Fall Clean-Up

    Spring Cleanup 

    The same day as your normal refuse pick-up. Have items on the curbside by 7am.

    Curbside Disposal
    Pellitteri Waste Systems and the Village of Waunakee Public Works Department will jointly sponsor the Residential Spring Cleanup Program. This is your opportunity to clean out those closets, garages, basements, and whatever else has items you need to dispose of. 

    All Waunakee residences and buildings of four units or smaller may participate. The dates of Spring Cleanup are posted in the spring newsletter of each year. The day for your home will correspond with your regular refuse pick-up day. You will need to place your unwanted items on the curbside. Please have your items out for pick-up by 7:00 AM. Small items should be placed in a durable container or box.  

    Acceptable Items
    View acceptable items for what items to place on your curb for pick-up. If you have unwanted unacceptable items, please view the trash / recycling collection webpage for information on where and how to dispose of them. 

    Contact Information
    If you have questions or concerns regarding the Waunakee Residential Spring Clean-Up, please call (608) 849-5892.

    Spring Leaf Pick Up 
    Please remember to keep the brush and leaves separate from each other. Leaves must be on the terrace in front of your house, not in the road. If you would like to haul your own leaves and brush, you may take them out to the compost site on Highway Q south of the Village just past Highway K. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Waunakee Public Works Garage at (608) 849-5892.

    Winter Brush Collection will be bi-weekly beginning at the end of October, weather permitting. Please have your brush out by the terrace by 7:00 AM  on Monday, with the cut ends toward the road. Please leave branches as long as possible as this will save you and our crews' time. Brush is considered limbs and branches from trees and large shrubs. All other woody vegetation such as plant stalks, small bush trimmings, etc. will not be collected. This type of material can be taken to the compost site on Highway Q south of the Village. If you have a contractor trim or prune your trees or bushes, they are responsible for the removal of the brush. Collection begins Monday and is completed within the week when Public Works has gone through the entire Village. If you have any questions about the collection, call the Public Works/Parks Garage at (608) 849-5892.


  • Fall Reminders from the Clean Lakes Alliance

    As the Village begins leaf pickup, it’s important to note the Village’s continued support of the efforts of the Clean Lakes Alliance, which aims to reduce phosphorus levels in our nearby lakes. Phosphorus contributes to lake algae which has environmental impacts on the ecology of our lakes. Please take some time to learn more about the health and status of our lakes by watching the 2017 State of the Lakes video found here.

    If you want to learn more about how leaves and other yard waste contribute to phosphorus levels in our lakes, and how you can do your part to help in the cause there is a short video that can be accessed here. The Clean Lakes alliance also makes available a paper guide to help residents learn more about strategies they can use to positively impact the watershed and our lakes. These strategies can be found by clicking here. 

    Finally, if you are interested in getting timely status updates on the condition of our lakes, the Clean Lakes Alliance provides updates on their YouTube channel with the most recent update on August 31, 2018 found here

    If you are interested in learning more about the Clean Lakes Alliance and the great work they are doing to help keep our watershed and lakes clean, you can visit their website at https://cleanlakesalliance.org/. If you would like more information or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Kylie West, Assistant Village Administrator at kwest@waunakee.com or at 608-850-2182.


  • State of the Village Presentation

    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 tschmidt@waunakee.com or 608-850-5227.   You can also access a PDF copy of the presentation below.

    Video Link

    PDF Copy of the Presentation