Waukesha County Residents Asked To Get A Head Start On Winter Weather Planning
(WAUKESHA, WI) – With wint...
(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:
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.
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
WAUKESHA COUNTY EXECUTIVE PAUL FARROW INTRODUCES 2017
(WAUKESHA, WI) – Waukesha County E...
(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
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
complete 2017 Waukesha County Executive Budget is online at www.waukeshacounty.gov/Budget.
updates about County programs and events, follow Waukesha County Executive Paul
Farrow on Facebook as CountyExecutivePaulFarrow and on Twitter as
County Executive Awards Winners Announced
Local Non-Profits, Business and
Champion of the Ye...
(WAUKESHA, WI) – Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow is
proud to announce the winners of the 2016 Waukesha County Executive Awards. The Awards program recognizes businesses, non-profits,
and individuals that contribute to the continued success of Waukesha County and
its citizens. This year’s winners are:
awards will be presented to winners during a luncheon on Wednesday, November 2,
2016, at the Milwaukee Marriott West in Waukesha.
can register to attend the luncheon, or get more information about the awards,
online at www.waukeshacounty.gov/countyexecutiveawards.
About Waukesha County
The mission of Waukesha County government is to promote the
health, safety and quality of life of citizens while fostering an economically
vibrant community. We are committed to delivering effective, high quality
programs and services in a courteous and fiscally prudent manner. More
information about Waukesha County departments and services is available online
Follow Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow on social
media for updates about County programs and events. County Executive Farrow is
on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CountyExecutivePaulFarrow and on Twitter as
WAUKESHA COUNTY RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO PREPARE FAMILY
DISASTER PLANS THIS MONTH
(WAUKESHA, WI) – Waukesha County residents are encouraged to create a family,
workplace or school Disaster Plan as part of National Preparedness Month.
National Preparedness Month is 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.
Family Disaster Plans should
Waukesha County residents can find
out what hazards may affect their home, workplace or schools online at www.waukeshacounty.gov/EmergencyManagement. A County-wide
Pre-Disaster Hazard Mitigation Plan is posted online and regularly updated by
the Waukesha County Office of Emergency Management. The website also includes
Family Disaster Plan resources and
tools are located online at www.ready.gov/make-a-plan.
About the Waukesha County
Office of Emergency Management
The Waukesha County Office of
Emergency Management 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 impact the welfare, safety
and health of all Waukesha County citizens.
For more information, head to www.waukeshacounty.gov/EmergencyManagement.
COUNTY EXECUTIVE PAUL FARROW CUTS BORROWING BY $1.5 MILLION IN 2017
New 5-Year Capital Plan Reduc...
WI) –Waukesha County’s
2017 – 2021 Capital Plan will reduce borrowing in year one of the Plan to $10M,
down from $11.5M in 2016. The Capital Plan includes funding for all major projects
proposed in the County budget over the next five years, such as road, facility,
and parks projects, as well as investments in technology. Waukesha County
Executive Paul Farrow will introduce the Plan to the Board of Supervisors
“I’m proud to introduce a five-year Plan that not only cuts $1.5M
in borrowing in its first year, but also reduces spending by nearly $4M in that same year,” said Farrow. “In addition, we’re continuing to pay down
debt at a faster rate than we’re adding it.”
One of the
facilities projects in the Plan includes expansion of the Waukesha County Communications
(WCC) Center. Just last month, Farrow announced that the Village of Menomonee
Falls will be transitioning its 911 emergency dispatch services to the WCC in
February, a move that is expected to save taxpayers hundreds of thousands of
dollars. In order to accommodate space demands for new municipal partners, and
to host emergency management simulations and trainings, the WCC floor and
Emergency Operations Center will be expanded.
The 2017-2021 Capital Plan
continues to maintain Waukesha County’s County Trunk Highway (CTH)
infrastructure to promote public safety, support business growth and enhance
economic development efforts. In this plan, $39.3 million or 40%, is dedicated
to highway improvements.
The Plan details how a section of North Avenue (CTH M)
spanning between the City of Brookfield and the Village of Elm Grove will be
widened to accommodate increasing traffic volumes. A three-mile segment between
Calhoun Road and East County Line (124st Street) will be widened to four lanes,
and a bridge over Underwood Creek will be replaced. This project combines two
existing projects, allowing Waukesha County to leverage federal funding. In
addition, less land will need to be acquired along this roadway.
Plan also includes improvements along two segments of Moorland Road (CTH O),
the busiest in the County highway system. About 0.8 miles from I-94 to USH-18
(Bluemound Road) in the City of Brookfield and 1.4 miles from Beloit Rd to
National Ave in the City of New Berlin will see improvements that include
replacing existing pavement, reconfiguring intersections to improve safety,
replacing older traffic signals, and adding sidewalks and storm water
improvements. Federal funds are anticipated to offset most design and
In addition, the Plan highlights that construction of the Waukesha
West Bypass will begin next year. The bypass will relieve congestion on nearby
roads caused by continued growth and development in the area. The collaborative
project shares costs between the Federal Government, State of Wisconsin
Department of Transportation, the City of Waukesha and the County.
investments featured in the Plan include an update to the County Jail’s security
system. This project is funding a study to determine options to upgrade
recording and display equipment, which is scheduled to be replaced in 2019.
About the Waukesha County Budget
The 2017 -2021 Waukesha County Capital Plan is
part of the full Waukesha County Budget. The Plan shows how the County will maintain
the buildings, infrastructure and properties that serve residents into the
future. Waukesha County Executive Paul
Farrow will introduce the full 2017 Budget to the County Board in late
September, with final passage expected in November.
A link to the complete Waukesha County Capital plan, and more
information about the Plan and Budget is located online, at www.waukeshacounty.gov/capitalplan.
For updates about County programs and events, follow Waukesha
County Executive Paul Farrow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CountyExecutivePaulFarrow
and on Twitter as @PaulFarrowWI.
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