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    DECEMBER IS INTERNATIONAL SHARPS INJURY PREVENTION AWARENESS MONTH Reduce Public Health Risks by Proper Disposal of H...

    December is International Sharps Injury Prevention Awareness Month


    DECEMBER IS INTERNATIONAL SHARPS INJURY PREVENTION AWARENESS MONTH
    Reduce Public Health Risks by Proper Disposal of Household Medical Sharps. View news release document for more info.

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    WAUKESHA COUNTY AND CITY LEADERS REMIND RESIDENTS: THERE’S STILL TIME TO GET YOUR FLU SHOT! (WAUKESHA...

    There's Still Time To Get Your Flu Shot!


    (WAUKESHA, WI) – If you still haven’t gotten this season’s flu shot, it’s not too late. Today, Waukesha County’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Director Antwayne Robertson and City of Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly got their annual flu shots at Waukesha County Public Health. They want to remind residents that even though it’s later in the season, there’s still time to protect themselves and family members against the flu. Video of today’s event is available here.

    “Although the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that most people get their flu shot by the end of October, flu cases don’t peak until between December and March,” said Waukesha County Public Health Officer Ben Jones. “So even if you’ve waited a bit longer than this season, there’s still plenty of time to protect yourself and your family from the influenza virus.”

    An annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations. The more people who get vaccinated, the more people will be protected from flu, including older people, very young children, pregnant women and people with certain health conditions who are more vulnerable to serious flu complications.

    More information is available at www.waukeshacounty.gov/flu/.

    About Waukesha County Public Health

    Waukesha County Public Health is a Division of the Department of Health and Human Services.  The Division is committed to preventing disease and promoting health for all citizens in Waukesha County, and offers a wide range of public health services focused on the control and containment of human public health hazards.

    Learn more about Waukesha County HHS at www.waukeshacountyy.gov/HHS or follow us on Twitter at @WaukeshaCoHHS.
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    Thanksgiving and Other Closings At Waukesha County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Sites (WAUKESHA, WI) – ...

    Thanksgiving and Other Closings At Waukesha County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Sites


    Thanksgiving and Other Closings At Waukesha County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Sites

    (WAUKESHA, WI) – All Waukesha County Household Hazardous Waste Collection sites will be closed on Saturday, November 26 in observance of Thanksgiving and all sites, with the exception of the Menomonee Falls site, will be closed the remainder of the year and reopen in February 2017.

     

    Franklin Site                                                 Closed: Saturday, November 26 and

    Veolia Environmental Services                                    December and January

    10518 South 124th Street

     

    Menomonee Falls Site                                   Closed: Saturday, November 26

    Veolia Environmental Services

    W124 N9451 Boundary Road

     

    Muskego Site                                                 Closed: December and January

    Jensen Environmental Management

    W144 S6347 College Court   

     

    Waukesha Site                                               Closed: Saturday, November 26 and

    900 Sentry Drive                                                           December and January     

     

    For more information, visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/hhw, call 262-896-8300 or download the free Waukesha County Recycles mobile app in Google Play and Apple App Stores or like Waukesha County Recycles on Facebook.

     

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    Waukesha County Residents Asked To Get A Head Start On Winter Weather Planning  (WAUKESHA, WI) – With wint...

    Waukesha County Residents Asked To Get A Head Start On Winter Weather Planning


    Waukesha County Residents Asked To Get A Head Start On Winter Weather Planning 

    (WAUKESHA, WI) – With winter officially less than three months away, Waukesha County residents are reminded to begin preparations now so they’re ready when severe weather hits. Today is the final day of National Preparedness Month, a nationwide effort sponsored by the US Department of Homeland Security, to encourage Americans to do simple things to prepare themselves in the event of a disaster or emergency.   Before winter approaches:

    • Update your home emergency kit with rock salt, sand, shovels, heating fuel, and warm clothing
    • Winterize your vehicle and stock it with a travel emergency kit
    • Make a family communications plan so everyone knows what to do in case you get separated
    • Consider purchasing a NOAA Weather Radio to get alerts and warnings directly from the NWS
    • Sign up to receive emergency alert texts here
    • Download FEMA’s Be Smart. Know Your Alerts and Warnings app. 

    More information about how to prepare for cold weather in the months leading up to winter are available at https://www.ready.gov/winter-weather.  

    About Waukesha County Emergency Management

    Waukesha County Emergency Management (WCEM) is a division of Waukesha County’s Department of Emergency Preparedness. WCEM provides a comprehensive and integrated emergency management program designed to mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from the effects of natural and technological hazards which potentially impact the welfare, safety and health of all Waukesha County citizens.   For more information, head to www.waukeshacounty.gov/EmergencyManagement  

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    WAUKESHA COUNTY EXECUTIVE PAUL FARROW INTRODUCES 2017 EXECUTIVE BUDGET   (WAUKESHA, WI) – Waukesha County E...

    Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow Introduces 2017 Executive Budget


    WAUKESHA COUNTY EXECUTIVE PAUL FARROW INTRODUCES 2017 EXECUTIVE BUDGET

     (WAUKESHA, WI) – Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow has introduced his 2017 Executive Budget to the Waukesha County Board of Supervisors. The budget freezes the County tax bill on a median-valued home and reduces the tax rate while funding public safety and economic development. The County Board is expected to pass the final budget in November.

     “I’m proud to say that this budget is in line with the priorities of our residents,” said County Executive Paul Farrow. “It upholds Waukesha County’s reputation as a low tax leader while funding the areas of Justice and Public Safety. This budget also ensures that Waukesha County will thrive in the future by investing in economic development.”

     If the County Executive’s Budget is passed as-is, a County homeowner with a median-valued home of $256,650 will see no change from last year on the county portion of their tax bill. The tax rate would also drop from $2.04 to $1.99 per thousand dollars of home value.

     The 2017 Waukesha County Executive Budget funds public safety priorities while focusing on efficiency. In addition, the plan invests in the second phase of a fire department study to identify potential partnerships between municipalities to save taxpayer money.

     The budget also supports the new Waukesha County Center for Growth, an economic development partnership between the County, the City of Waukesha, the Waukesha County Business Alliance, and the University of Wisconsin Small Business Development Center.

     About the 2017 Waukesha County Executive Budget

    The complete 2017 Waukesha County Executive Budget is online at www.waukeshacounty.gov/Budget.

    For updates about County programs and events, follow Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow on Facebook as CountyExecutivePaulFarrow and on Twitter as @PaulFarrowWI.

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