• UPCOMING EVENTS
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    SEP
    Airport Operations Commission Meeting(2)
    Where: Airport Conference Rooms
    From: 9/14/2016 8:00:00 AM To: 9/14/2016 10:00:00 AM

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    15
    OCT
    Trunk or Treat 3rd Annual
    Where: Waukesha County Courthouse Parking Lot
    From: 10/15/2016 1:00:00 PM To: 10/15/2016 3:00:00 PM

    Description:

    Please join us for the 3rd Annual Trunk-or-Treat! The event is a fun, safe way to Trick-or-Treat for Halloween. Rather than going “door to door” through the neighborhood, children in their costumes go from “trunk to trunk” collecting goodies from volunteers who have decorated the trunks of their vehicles. Trick-or-Treat with your local police and enjoy fun kids activities, a raffle and a photo booth. There will also be snacks for sale. Prizes will be awarded for best costume and decorated trunk.

    Join Lola’s Hope and the Waukesha County Victim/Witness Assistance Program for a SPOOKTACULAR FREE event!

    Klement’s Racing Sausages will be here this year!


    Volunteers Needed

    Volunteers will be asked to open and decorate their trunk or tailgate and provide Halloween goodies for the Trick-or-Treaters. Although candy is the most popular item to hand out, other items such as pencils, erasers, chips, stickers, etc., are also great gifts. Some items you may want to use to decorate your vehicle are pumpkins, spider webs, spiders, brooms, bats, black cats, cauldrons, and other Halloween stuff.

    Please plan on meeting in the parking lot of the Waukesha County Courthouse by 12:30pm. That will give you about 30 minutes to decorate your trunk before the children begin to arrive.

    In order for this event to be successful, we will need to know how many trunks to expect. Please register by calling Kristi at 262-548-7908 or sending an email to Krysta@LolasHope.com to let us know if you will be providing a trunk or volunteering in general. Trick-or-Treaters do not need to register in advance. 

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  • IN THE NEWS

    (WAUKESHA, WI) – Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow is proud to announce that the Village of Menom...

    Village of Menomonee Falls will Transition 911 Dispatch to Waukesha County Communications Center


    (WAUKESHA, WI) – Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow is proud to announce that the Village of Menomonee Falls will transition its 911 dispatch services to the Waukesha County Communications Center (WCC) by February 1, 2017. Consolidating Village and County dispatch centers is expected to enhance emergency dispatch services while reducing costs and saving taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars each year. 

    “Housing Village dispatchers at the County facility will increase the efficiency of emergency services to all County residents,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. “Moving to a regional model gives 911 dispatchers immediate access to more resources, while giving the County the ability use surge staffing in case of a large scale emergency.”

    This consolidation is expected to save Village taxpayers money by eliminating the need to invest in equipment such as emergency 911 phone systems; Computer Aided Dispatch systems; recording devices; facilities and infrastructure; and staff salary and benefits. 

    “We feel this is the right time to move towards consolidation of services,” said Menomonee Falls Protective Services Director Anna Ruzinski. “With growing technology and aging equipment, Menomonee Falls is dedicated to giving the best service to our citizens while being fiscally responsible.  We anticipate a smooth transition and look forward to working with WCC, while maintaining the quality of service our citizens are used to and deserve.”

    About the Waukesha County Communications Center

    The Waukesha County Communications Center (WCC) is the largest Public Service Answering Point (PSAP) in Waukesha County. WCC answers all wireless 911 calls for the County, as well as all landline 911 calls, most non-emergency calls, and dispatch services for 30 of Waukesha County’s 37 municipalities.

     More information about WCC is available at www.waukeshacounty.gov/WCC. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WaukCO911 or on Twitter at twitter.com/WaukCo911.

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016 Contact: Nicole Armendariz Phone: 262-548-7902 RESO...

    RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO WAUKESHA COUNTY RESIDENTS DURING EXTREME HEAT


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016

    Contact: Nicole Armendariz

    Phone: 262-548-7902

    RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO WAUKESHA COUNTY RESIDENTS DURING EXTREME HEAT

     

    (WAUKESHA, WI) – Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow is reminding residents of the resources available during the Excessive Heat Warning in effect from noon Thursday through 7:00 pm Friday.                                                                   

    “Excessive heat is the most frequent weather-related danger in southeast Wisconsin,” said Farrow. “For this reason, Waukesha County has safeguards in place to ensure that even our most vulnerable residents can stay safe and healthy.” 

    Plan Ahead

    Waukesha County residents are encouraged to plan ahead when extreme heat is on its way.

    • Fans and air conditioners should be tested before extreme weather hits. These items often sell out quickly and take longer for stores to restock than a heat wave lasts.
    • Stay hydrated throughout the day and limit physical activities in the heat.
    • Residents who do not have access to air conditioning may seek relief in a cooling center.
     

    Cooling Centers

    Dozens of cooling centers and places to cool off are located in Waukesha County, such as libraries, malls, or senior dining centers.

    • Members of the public may use Waukesha County ice arenas as cooling stations for free. The cost to skate is $6.50 for adults and $5.00 for seniors and children.
    • Naga-Waukee Park Ice arena will extend its open skate hours on Thursday from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm. (2699 Golf Rd, Delafield). Naga-Waukee is open Thursday 8am-10pm and Friday 10am-6pm with various activities to watch throughout the day.
    • Eble Park Ice Arena (19400 W. Bluemound Rd. Brookfield) is open 9 am to 10 pm Thursday and Friday. Open skate is from noon to 2:00 pm.
    • Retzer Nature Center’s Environmental Learning Center (S14W28167 Madison St., Waukesha) will be open from 8 am to 4:30 pm.
    • Call 211 to locate a cooling center, and to see if transportation to the center is available.
    • Head to www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/preparedness/cooling-sites.pdf for a list of cooling centers.
    Requesting and Reporting Non-Emergency Information
    1. Residents should only call 911 if they are experiencing an emergency situation that poses an immediate risk to 
      • Call 911 for anyone suffering the following symptoms related to heat stroke: headache, red & dry skin without sweating, a body temperature near 103 degrees, nausea or vomiting, a rapid pulse, a declining alert status or loss of consciousness.
      • Pavement blow-outs are encouraged by extreme heat. Call 911 for any traffic hazards occurring on roadways or environmental dangers. 
      • Call the WCC Non-Emergency with requests for Police or Fire at 262-446-5070.
      • Residents in need of information about non-emergency heat-related resources are encouraged to call 211. This information includes where to find cooling centers and whether transportation to cooling centers is available.
      • Power outages that do not result in an emergency should be reported to WE Energies at 1-800-662-4797. Power outages that result in issues with medical equipment or produce smoking, arcing, or downed wires should be reported to 911. 
    Utility Service Disconnections

    Consumers are reminded that Wisconsin law prevents a utility from disconnecting occupied dwelling units when a heat advisory, heat warning, or heat emergency is in effect.

    • Utilities are required to make reasonable attempts to reconnect service that has been disconnected for nonpayment when there is a potential threat to health or life that results from the combination of the heat and loss of service.
    • The utility may require that an occupant produce a licensed physician's statement or notice from a public health, social service, or law enforcement official.
    • Contact the Public Service Commission Consumer Affairs at 1-800-225-7729 for more information about utility services.
    Wellness Checks

    Certain populations are more vulnerable to health risks related to extreme heat, such as adults over 65; children younger than five; people with health issues such as chronic diseases, or who take certain medications; and individuals who work outside.

    • Waukesha County’s Division of Health and Human Services is helping these populations by increasing wellness checks of current clients.
    • Residents can help these populations by checking in on elderly neighbors and by not leaving children or pets in hot cars.
    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 heat wave resources available to Waukesha County residents is available online at http://www.waukeshacounty.gov/heatwave/.
     

    Additional health and safety resources are available online from the Wisconsin Department of Health and Safety at https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/news/releases/072016.htm.

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, July 20, 2016 POKÉMON TRAINERS INVITED TO COOL OFF DURING HEAT WAVE ...

    Pokemon Trainers Invited to Cool Off During Heat Wave


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Wednesday, July 20, 2016

    POKÉMON TRAINERS INVITED TO COOL OFF DURING HEAT WAVE

    PokéStop Lures, Free Ice Skate Rentals, Extended Open Skate Hours Offered Thursday

     

    (WAUKESHA, WI) – The Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use invites Pokémon GO players to safely take advantage of the Gyms and PokéStops located in the County Parks System’s ice arenas and beaches to stay cool during this week’s anticipated heat wave.

     

    “The Waukesha County Park System offers a wide range of amenities so residents can stay active year-round,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. “We have two ice arenas and six beautiful beaches for families and individuals to safely enjoy during high heat this week.”

     

    Free Ice Skate Rentals at Both Ice Arenas, Extended Open Skate at Naga-Waukee

    Thursday, July 21, 2016 the Park System will place Pokémon lures at the PokéStops outside both Waukesha County Ice Arenas during their open skate hours. Players who show the Pokemon GO app to Ice Arena staff at this time will receive a free ice skate rental.

     

    Naga-Waukee Park Ice arena will extend its open skate hours on Thursday from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm. (2699 Golf Rd, Delafield, WI 53018). Eble Park Ice Arena’s (19400 W. Bluemound Rd. Brookfield, WI 53045) open skate is from noon to 2:00 pm.

     

    Members of the public may use the ice arenas as cooling stations for free. The cost to skate is $6.50 for adults and $5.00 for seniors and children.

     

    PokéStops at Waukesha County Beaches

    Multiple PokéStops and gyms are also located near each of Waukesha County’s six swimming beaches. Beach locations and hours are online at www.waukeshacounty.gov/swimming.

     

    About Waukesha County Parks

    Waukesha County Parks is a fee-based park system. Daily passes cost $4 per car. More information is online at www.waukeshacountyparks.com.

     

    Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WaukeshaCountyParks or follow us on Twitter at @WaukeshaCoParks.

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    NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR 2016 WAUKESHA COUNTY EXECUTIVE AWARDS    For Immediate Release: Friday, July...

    Seeking Nominations for 2016 Waukesha County Executive Awards


    NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR 2016 WAUKESHA COUNTY EXECUTIVE AWARDS  

    For Immediate Release: Friday, July 8 2016

    Contact: Nicole Armendariz

    Phone: 262-548-7902

    Email: narmendariz@waukeshacounty.gov

    (WAUKESHA, WI) – Nominations are being sought for the 2016 Waukesha County Executive Awards. The deadline for nominations is Friday, July 29. Winners will be honored at a luncheon ceremony on November 2, at the Milwaukee Marriott West in Waukesha. 

    Awards Nomination Categories

    New this year, a Champion of the County Award will recognize an individual whose efforts promote and improve the quality of life in Waukesha County.

    The Waukesha County Business of the Year Award will recognize an organization that ensures the County’s success by employee and community engagement.
     

    In addition to award recognition, winners of the Large Non-profit of the Year Award (operating budget of $500,001 and more per year) and the Small Non-profit of the Year Award (operating budget of $500,000 or less per year) categories will receive a grant to help continue their good works.

    About the Waukesha County Executive Awards

    The Waukesha County Executive Awards program recognizes businesses, non-profits, and individuals that contribute to the continued success of Waukesha County and its citizens.

    More information about the Waukesha County Executive Awards, including the nomination forms and registration is online at www.waukeshacounty.gov/countyexecutiveawards. You can also join the Facebook Event Page at https://www.facebook.com/events/150040608750867/.  Email countyexecawards@waukeshacounty.gov to ask questions and submit nominations.
     

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    New Court Rules Effective July 1, 2016 Attorneys and litigants must be aware of new filing rules and new mandat...

    New Court Rules Effective July 1, 2016


    New Court Rules Effective July 1, 2016

    Attorneys and litigants must be aware of new filing rules and new mandatory eFiling rules

    (Waukesha-WI) The Wisconsin Supreme Court has adopted two new petitions creating new laws that take effect today, July 1, 2016. The first new law is designed to protect information in circuit court records.  The second new law pertains to mandatory eFiling in the circuit courts.

    The protected information law is intended to lessen the potential of identity theft. Documents filed on or after July 1, 2016 may not contain the following information:  1) Social Security numbers, 2) Driver license numbers, 3) Financial account numbers, 4) Tax Identification numbers, and 5) Passport numbers.  

    If these numbers are not needed for court proceedings, filers may simply leave them out or redact them (black them out) from the documents filed.  If this information is needed for court proceedings, it must be filed on a Confidential Disclosure of Protected Information form.

    The protected information law applies to all court cases, including confidential cases such as juvenile and guardianship matters.  If a filer fails to redact protected information, the court may order the filer to submit new documents and pay any costs incurred by other parties.  Visit http://www.wicourts.gov/services/attorney/redact.htm to find the new statute, forms, frequently asked questions, and more.

    Many new rules regarding the new eFiling law will take effect on July 1st. eFiling will become mandatory on a county-by-county and case type-by-case type basis with statewide implementation targeted to be completed by 2019.  It is anticipated that Waukesha County will introduce mandatory eFiling for Civil, Small Claims, Family and Paternity cases in November 2016.    

    Voluntary eFiling is currently available in Waukesha County Circuit Courts and all filers are encouraged to begin using the eFiling system now rather than waiting for it to become mandatory.  Visit www.wicourts.gov/efile for more in-depth information about what eFiling rule changes become effective July 1st  and to learn more about training opportunities available to court users.  

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