• UPCOMING EVENTS
    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. 

    See attached flier.

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    2016 Waukesha County Executive Awards Winners Announced Local Non-Profits, Business and Champion of the Ye...

    2016 Waukesha County Executive Awards Winners Announced


    2016 Waukesha County Executive Awards Winners Announced

    Local Non-Profits, Business and Champion of the Year Honored

    (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:

    • 2016 Large Non-Profit of the Year - Addiction Resource Council, Inc.
    • 2016 Small Non-Profit of the Year - Healing Hearts of Waukesha County, Inc.
    • 2016 Business of the Year - First Business Bank
    • 2016 Champion of the County - Peter Sheild, DDS

    The awards will be presented to winners during a luncheon on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at the Milwaukee Marriott West in Waukesha.

    You 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 at www.waukeshacounty.gov

    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 @PaulFarrowWI

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    WAUKESHA COUNTY RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO PREPARE FAMILY DISASTER PLANS THIS MONTH September is National Prepar...

    Waukesha County Residents Encouraged to Prepare Family Disaster Plans This Month


    WAUKESHA COUNTY RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO PREPARE FAMILY DISASTER PLANS THIS MONTH

    September is National Preparedness 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 include:

    • Two meeting places - one near your home, office or school and a backup location.
    • An out-of-state contact everyone can call to check-in. It is often easier to call out of state than within the disaster area.
    • Ways to discuss and practice your plan so your family knows what to do. 

    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 hazard-specific information.

    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.

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    WAUKESHA COUNTY EXECUTIVE PAUL FARROW CUTS BORROWING BY $1.5 MILLION IN 2017 New 5-Year Capital Plan Reduc...

    Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow Cuts Borrowing By $1.5 Million in 2017


    WAUKESHA COUNTY EXECUTIVE PAUL FARROW CUTS BORROWING BY $1.5 MILLION IN 2017

    New 5-Year Capital Plan Reduces Expenditures by $4 Million in First Year
     

    (WAUKESHA, 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 today.

    “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.

    The 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 construction costs.

    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.

    Technology 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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    NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH IN WAUKESHA COUNTY Office of Emergency Management Emphases Citizen Preparedness ...

    Waukesha County Encourages Participation in National Preparedness Month


    NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH IN WAUKESHA COUNTY

    Office of Emergency Management Emphases Citizen Preparedness

    (WAUKESHA, WI) – Throughout the month of September, the Waukesha County Executive’s Office and the Waukesha County Office of Emergency Management will take part in National Preparedness Month by highlighting how the County prepares for potential disasters and emergencies, along with demonstrating the steps citizens can take to ensure they stay safe and in touch with loved ones in times of emergency or crisis.

    In addition to taking advantage of the resources that will be highlighted during National Preparedness Month, Wisconsin citizens are encouraged to take the Federal Emergency Management Institute’s online training course, IS-317: Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT). CERT provides basic training for average citizens during disasters. Take the training at www.training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-317.

    About 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 better prepare themselves, their families, work places and schools in the event of a disaster or emergency situation. More information and resources are available at https://www.ready.gov/september

    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.

     


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    (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


    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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