Waukesha County

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UPCOMING EVENTS
Jul
8

Pop-Up Beer Garden & Laser Light Shows

Retzer Nature Center & Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium
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Jul
9

Pop-Up Beer Garden & Laser Light Shows

Retzer Nature Center & Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium
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UPCOMING MEETINGS
Jul
7

Proposed Ordinances and Resolutions

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Proposed Ordinances and Resolutions

Where: Waukesha County Board

When: 07/07/2022 10:20 AM

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Jul
7

Community Development Block Grant Board

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Community Development Block Grant Board

Where: Waukesha County Administration Building  515 West Moreland Blvd, AC 355/359  Waukesha, WI  53188

When: 07/07/2022 10:30 AM

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Jul
7

The HOME Consortium

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The HOME Consortium

Where: Waukesha County Administration Building  515 West Moreland Blvd. Rm., AC 355/359  Waukesha, WI  53188

When: 07/07/2022 10:30 AM

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Jul
8

Wisconsin River Rail Transit Commission

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Wisconsin River Rail Transit Commission

Where: Hill Farms State Office Building, 4822 Madison Yards Way Rm. 152/156    Madison, WI

When: 07/08/2022 10:00 AM

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Jul
11

Criminal Justice Collaborating Council Mental Health Committee

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Criminal Justice Collaborating Council Mental Health Committee

Where: Waukesha County Administration Bldg.  515 West Moreland Blvd., Room A255  Waukesha, WI  53188

When: 07/11/2022 12:00 PM

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IN THE NEWS

Waukesha County Airport will host its first Food Truck Friday of the season on Friday, June 3, 11 am-1:30 pm. Featured food trucks this week are Denso...

Waukesha County Airport Food Truck Fridays Return Friday, June 3


Waukesha County Airport will host its first Food Truck Friday of the season on Friday, June 3, 11 am-1:30 pm. Featured food trucks this week are Denson’s Catering and Sandwich Sisters. This is a free-entry family-friendly event hosted outside the airport terminal building inside the Waukesha County Airport at 2525 Aviation Drive.

 

The public is welcome to join the aviation community every Friday for lunch from different food trucks from 11 am-1:30 pm, from June 3 through September 2, with the exception of July 1. Attractions include food trucks, airplanes, listening to the air traffic control tower, music and fundraising for local non-profit organizations. A portion of food truck sales will go to the non-profit organization of the day. Come support these organizations in our community and enjoy your favorite food truck eats while plane spotting!

 

Our non-profit partner and volunteer crew this week is Custom Canines Service Dog Academy. They are a non-profit organization powered by wonderful volunteers and dedicated to raising, training and giving service dogs to individuals with disabilities, free of charge. In so doing, they enable people to live fuller lives of courage and passion with their canine partners at their side. Custom Canines volunteers will be bringing dogs with them to engage with those attending.  


 

All food trucks, food options and non-profit partner organizations listed on the airport website are subject to change and food prices are set by the food trucks.

 

More information about Food Truck Fridays food truck schedule, menus (when available), and the non-profit partner organization of the day can be found by visiting https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/Airport/airportevents/ or the airport’s social media accounts.

 

Waukesha County Airport ranks among the top 4% of General Aviation Airports in the United States. With 70,000 annual aircraft operations, the airport provides an $81 million economic impact to the surrounding community and supports nearly 1,000 jobs.

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Waukesha County has earned Triple-A bond ratings, the highest possible, from both Moody’s Investors Service and Fitch Ratings. The rating signifies ex...

Waukesha County Awarded Triple-A Bond Rating, Highest Possible by Rating Organizations


Waukesha County has earned Triple-A bond ratings, the highest possible, from both Moody’s Investors Service and Fitch Ratings. The rating signifies exceptional creditworthiness and ability to meet financial obligations. This benefits Waukesha County residents by helping lower borrowing costs and keep the tax rate low.

 

“A Triple-A bond rating is extremely hard to earn, yet Waukesha County has maintained it through the pandemic and subsequent inflation,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. “This is a testament to our team’s strong budgetary management, which has guided us through challenging times as we look ahead to future investments.”  

 

In their report, Moody’s Investors Service highlighted Waukesha County’s “stable financial position supported by strong management and considerable budgetary flexibility.” They also considered the “County’s large, diverse tax base with strong resident income levels and modest leverage and fixed costs.”

 

Fitch Ratings noted that the County’s Triple-A rating “is based on a wealthy and diverse economic base that is likely to demonstrate steady, if slow, continued growth in light of continued commercial and retail development. The county retains substantial untapped taxing capacity and a low long-term liability burden, which, combined with the county's cautious approach to financial management, support the rating at the current level.”

 

About Waukesha Counties Triple-A Bond Rating

This year marks the 34th consecutive year that Moody’s has awarded, and the 25th consecutive year that Fitch has awarded, Waukesha County this rating. In 1998 Waukesha County became the first government in Wisconsin to be awarded AAA bond rating by Fitch Ratings.

 

Follow Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow on Twitter as @PaulFarrowWI and on Facebook as @CountyExecutivePaulFarrow.

 

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With peak grilling and planting season around the corner, Waukesha County reminds residents to dispose of their summer waste items properly. Propane t...

Waukesha County Reminds Residents to Dispose of Summer Waste Properly


With peak grilling and planting season around the corner, Waukesha County reminds residents to dispose of their summer waste items properly. Propane tanks, landscape plastics and hoses never belong in curbside recycling containers.

 

“It’s important to know what items belong in your curbside recycling bins,” said Analiese Smith, Recycling & Solid Waste Supervisor for Waukesha County. “Improper items can damage equipment, cost taxpayers money, and can also be extremely dangerous for collection and recycling facility workers.”

 

Residents can review the ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ of recycling at home with the County’s online Curbside Recycling Guide in English or Spanish at www.waukeshacounty.gov/curbsiderecycling. Here are a few of the common summer items that cannot be recycled at home:

 

  • Propane Tanks – Are dangerous to workers even when empty. They can be returned or exchanged at participating local retail stores. Residents are encouraged to ask if the store is participating in a take-back program when purchasing propane cylinders of any size.
  • Landscape Plastic Containers and Trays – Plastic pots, containers, and trays are contaminated with dirt and debris, even when rinsed. Residents are encouraged to check with their local nursery or garden store to see if a take-back program is offered. Containers should be disposed of in their trash containers if reuse is not an option.
  • Garden Hoses – Hoses can tangle around sorting equipment and cause damage or endanger workers. Residents should dispose of old hoses in their trash containers.

 

For more detailed information on product disposal, visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/productdisposal or call 262-896-8300. Follow @WaukCoRecycles on Twitter or like Waukesha County Recycles on Facebook for more recycling news and tips.

 

About the Department of Parks and Land Use

The Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use, working through a combination of collaboration, education and regulation is dedicated to fostering economic development, sound land use, and the protection, enhancement and enjoyment of the County’s natural resources and health of its citizens.

 

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Waukesha County Parks beach swimming season will open with Swim at Your Own Risk (SAYOR) hours at six beach locations on Friday, May 27. There will be...

Waukesha County to Open Beach Swim Season without Lifeguards Memorial Day Weekend


Waukesha County Parks beach swimming season will open with Swim at Your Own Risk (SAYOR) hours at six beach locations on Friday, May 27. There will be no lifeguards staffed at any beaches this season due to the labor shortage.

 

“Our park beaches are a top summer attraction for both residents and visitors, and we are glad we have swim at your own risk options available at all locations to allow public access to the water when no lifeguards are available,” said Paul Farrow, Waukesha County Executive. “I invite everyone to get outside and enjoy the sun and sand!”

 

All six Waukesha County Park System beaches will offer Swim at Your Own Risk (SAYOR) hours from sunrise to sunset daily through Sunday, September 25*, as weather and water conditions allow.

 

Waukesha County Parks Beaches:

  • Fox Brook Park, 2925 N. Barker Road, Brookfield  (*SAYOR Hours end Tuesday, September 6)
  • Menomonee Park, W220 N7884 Townline Road, Menomonee Falls
  • Minooka Park, 1927 E. Sunset Drive, Waukesha
  • Mukwonago Park, S100 W31900 C.T.H. LO, Mukwonago
  • Muskego Park, S83 W20370 Janesville Road, Muskego
  • Naga-Waukee Park, 651 S.T.H 83, Hartland

 

High Roller Fun Rentals will be renting canoes, kayaks, and paddle boats at Fox Brook and Menomonee Parks. For more information about their services, visit www.highrollerfunrentals.com.

For a more information about park beaches, visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/swimming.

 

About the Waukesha County Park System

Waukesha County Park System is a natural resource-based park system that demonstrates stewardship while providing recreational and educational opportunities. For more information, visit our website at www.waukeshacountyparks.com or follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Instagram.

 

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Waukesha County will host four Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) One-Time Collection events this year in addition to operating three ongoing collection ...

Waukesha County Announces 2022 One-Time Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events Schedule


Waukesha County will host four Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) One-Time Collection events in 2022, in addition to operating three ongoing collection sites. All events and sites are free to Waukesha County residents with proof of residency.

 

“Keeping dangerous materials and chemicals out of our landfills is important,” said Analiese Smith, Recycling & Solid Waste Supervisor for Waukesha County. “Providing ongoing collection sites and one-time collection events makes it easier for residents to properly dispose of those unwanted household waste items.”

 

Waukesha County residents can participate in the following one-time collection events with proof of residency from 8 a.m. – Noon:

  • May 21: Mukwonago - Village Public Works Garage, 630 Hwy NN
  • June 4: Brookfield - City Public Works Yard, 19700 Riverview Dr.
  • June 18: Delafield - City Dept. of Public Works, 111 Main St.
  • September 10: Oconomowoc - City Public Works Garage, 630 S. Worthington St.

 

Residents can also utilize one of the County’s ongoing collection sites during their scheduled operating hours with proof of residency. Sites may be closed on and around holidays. Review the holiday schedules at www.waukeshacounty.gov/hazardouswaste.

  • Menomonee Falls: Veolia Environmental Services, W124N9451 Boundary Rd.
  • Waukesha: City Incinerator Building, 900 Sentry Dr.
  • Muskego: North of Emerald Park Landfill, W124 S10391 S. 124 St.

 

Old, unusable chemicals, pesticides, wood preservatives, solvents, oil-based paints, and

mercury-containing products will be accepted.  Latex paint, non-hazardous cleaning materials, motor oil and oil filters will not be accepted.  For more information on what items are accepted, visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/hazardouswaste.

 

Follow @WaukCoRecycles on Twitter or like Waukesha County Recycles on Facebook for product disposal and recycling information.