Waukesha County

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UPCOMING EVENTS
Jun
19

Parks Without Borders Reciprocity Admission Weekend

Waukesha County & Washington County Parks
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Jun
19

Raised Grain Pop-Up Beer Garden

Fox Brook Park
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Jun
24

Raised Grain Pop-Up Beer Garden

Mukwonago Park
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Jun
25

Brewfinity Beer Garden

Menomonee Park
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Jun
25

Raised Grain Pop-Up Beer Garden

Mukwonago Park
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UPCOMING MEETINGS
Jun
21

Mental Health Advisory Committee

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Mental Health Advisory Committee

Where: Members may participate by phone or other remote means and will be considered present for quorum.  Interested members of the public are encouraged to participate in the meeting via Microsoft Teams.  To join the meeting, go to this link:  JOIN MICROSOFT TEAMS MEETING.  To participate via telephone:  dial: 1-414-435-2078, Conference ID:  737 344 543#

When: 06/21/2021 1:30 PM

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Jun
22

County Board

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County Board

Where: Waukesha County Courthouse   515 W. Moreland Blvd., Rm. C350, Waukesha, WI  53188

When: 06/22/2021 7:00 PM

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Jun
23

Coordinated Service Team (CST)

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Coordinated Service Team (CST)

Where: Public is encouraged to participate in the meeting via Microsoft Teams.  To Join, go to JOIN MICROSOFT TEAM MEETING.  To join the meeting via telephone:  1= 414 435 2078, Conf. ID#: 585 953 060#

When: 06/23/2021 12:00 PM

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Jun
23

Local Emergency Planning Committee

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Local Emergency Planning Committee

Where: Waukesha County Emergency Management.   Join on your computer or mobile app. or call in (audio only) +1 414-435-2078, 892638721# Milwaukee. Phone Conference ID: 892 638 721#

When: 06/23/2021 2:30 PM

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Jun
24

Phantom Lake Management District

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Phantom Lake Management District

Where: Phantom Lakes Management District   Audio call-in number: +1 773-917-3625,  Conference ID:  788899590  or Join via link:  https://bit.ly/3gBxBOe

When: 06/24/2021 6:00 PM

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IN THE NEWS

Renters and landlords in Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties are urged to apply for emergency rental assistance funds before the national eviction morator...

Renters, Landlords Urged to Apply for Emergency Rental Assistance before National Eviction Moratorium Ends


Renters and landlords in Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties are urged to apply for emergency rental assistance funds before the national eviction moratorium ends on June 30. Applications for Milwaukee and Waukesha County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Programs (ERAP) are online at: https://webportalapp.com/sp/communityadvocates-application.


“Renters who are facing housing insecurity and landlords who are losing income should take advantage of these federal funds right away,” said Kristin Silva, Waukesha County Community Development Manager. “Anyone who is worried about losing their home once the eviction moratorium ends on June 30th should consider this program to see if they qualify. Our goal is to help everyone stay in their homes without disruption to their lives.”


ERAP will pay up to fifteen months of rent assistance, including up to twelve months of back-rent for qualifying people who experienced financial hardship during the pandemic. ERAP will also pay home energy costs, including back-utilities in arrears. Financial hardship could include losing one’s job, experiencing reduced wages, or contending with illness related to COVID-19.


“Addressing housing instability is critical in advancing health and racial equity for our residents,” said James Mathy, Administrator, Milwaukee County Housing Division. “We want people to know help is available. Housing is a key social determinant of health. If individuals are evicted, our most vulnerable communities will be impacted the most.”


Renters may qualify for ERAP if individuals within the household have qualified for unemployment benefits or experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship due, directly or indirectly, to the COVID-19 outbreak; or if one or more individuals within the household can demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability, or if the household has an income at or below 80% of area median income.

Landlords may request rental assistance on behalf of tenants who are behind or at risk of becoming behind on rent payments. ERAP payments are made directly to landlords or utility companies NOT directly to the renter. Successful applications are typically paid out within around ten days.

About the Milwaukee/Waukesha County Emergency Rental Assistance Program
The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) is funded through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed in December. Milwaukee County was allocated $23.2 million and Waukesha County was allocated $26.4 million from the US Treasury Department to provide direct financial assistance for rent and utility costs for individuals who qualify. ERAP funds will be administered through Community Advocates, Inc.
Qualification information and details about how to apply are available at https://communityadvocates.net.


About Community Advocates Inc.
Since 1976, the Milwaukee-based Community Advocates has provided a spectrum of programs and services to thousands of people experiencing housing insecurity every year. Its Public Policy Institute targets poverty through nonpartisan changes to relevant public policies and laws; preventing its effects through public health efforts; and increasing opportunity and wellness for low-income people by fostering factors related to success, resilience, and well-being.

View the ERAP flyer

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Municipalities throughout Waukesha County will host special one-day events for the collection of household hazardous waste items in order to keep them...

Waukesha County Residents Urged to Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste Properly


(Waukesha, WI) - Municipalities throughout Waukesha County will host special one-day events for the collection of household hazardous waste items in order to keep them out of landfills. The events are free and open to any Waukesha County resident with proof of residency.

 

“These collection events are a great way to safely discard of old products after cleaning out your home or garage,” said Analiese Smith, Recycling & Solid Waste Supervisor for Waukesha County. “If the items can no longer be used, removing these potentially toxic products from your trash collection allows them to be disposed of properly.”

 

Special One-Day Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

  • June 5: Brookfield - City Public Works Yard, 19700 Riverview Drive
  • June 19: Delafield - City Dept. of Public Works, 111 Main Street
  • September 11: Oconomowoc - City Public Works Garage, 630 South Worthington Street

 

Permanent Household Hazardous Waste Collection Sites

  • Village of Menomonee Falls – Veolia Environmental Services
  • City of Waukesha – City Incinerator Building

 

Old, unusable chemicals, pesticides, wood preservatives, solvents, and oil-based paints will be accepted. Latex paint, non-hazardous cleaning materials, motor oil and oil filters will not be accepted.  Residents will be required to have their ID to verify proof of residency in Waukesha County.

 

For more information, including a detailed list of acceptable household hazardous waste materials and the locations and times of permanent sites visit waukeshacounty.gov/hazardouswaste.

 

Follow @WaukCoRecycles on Twitter or like Waukesha County Recycles on Facebook for more recycling news and tips.

 


With peak grilling season around the corner, Waukesha County reminds residents to keep propane containers out of curbside recycling bins and trash con...

Waukesha County Residents Asked to Keep Propane Cylinders Out of Recycling Containers


With peak grilling season around the corner, Waukesha County reminds residents to keep propane containers out of curbside recycling bins and trash containers. Residents should bring propane cylinders or tanks to local retail stores.

 

“Propane tanks or other compressed gas cylinders – even if empty – can be extremely dangerous for collection and recycling facility workers and should stay out of curbside bins,” said Analiese Smith, Recycling & Solid Waste Supervisor for Waukesha County. “These items can also cause costly damage to the equipment at the facilities.”

 

Propane tanks 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 they are purchasing propane cylinders. Residents are also encouraged to refresh their recycling knowledge by reviewing the Curbside Recycling Guide at www.waukeshacounty.gov/recycling.

 

For more detailed information on product disposal, visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/productdisposal, call 262-896-8300 or download the free Waukesha County Recycles mobile app on the App Store or Google Play Store.

 

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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The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Waukesha County will administer the Senior Farmers’ Market Voucher Nutrition Program (SFMNP) starti...

Farmers' Market Vouchers Available June 1st for Waukesha County Seniors


The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Waukesha County will administer the Senior Farmers’ Market Voucher Nutrition Program (SFMNP) starting June 1st. Seniors who are at least 60 years old (Native Americans 55 years or older) and have household incomes 185% or less than the federal poverty income guidelines are eligible to receive $25 worth of vouchers to purchase fresh, nutritious, unprepared fruits, vegetables, and herbs from participating farmers' markets and roadside stands.

Household Size

Monthly Income

Annual Income

1

$1,986

$23,828

2

$2,686

$32,227

3

$3,386

$40,626

4

$4,086

$49,045

(Please contact the ADRC to obtain income limitations for households larger than 4.)

Vouchers are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited to $25 per household. Vouchers will only be distributed via mail and at five scheduled community distributions. The ADRC will be accepting completed eligibility agreements directly from clients and/or their proxies via US mail or fax. Once the completed agreement is received, the ADRC will mail the farmers’ market vouchers directly to clients. For community distribution events, the participant or authorized representative must visit the distribution site in person to receive the vouchers. A proxy can represent up to ten individuals and must provide a signed statement from the eligible senior designating the individual as his/her authorized representative. The proxy must also have the full name, address, phone number and date of birth of the eligible senior to complete the application.

The ADRC will distribute the Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program vouchers throughout the county (schedule on Page 2). Please call the ADRC at (262)548-7848 for additional information on distribution dates, times and locations. Dates and times subject to change without notice.


About the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) The ADRC, a division of the Waukesha County Department of Health and Human Services, provides older adults and people with physical or developmental/intellectual disabilities the resources needed to live with dignity and security and to achieve maximum independence and quality of life. Follow Waukesha County’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Twitter at @WaukeshaCoHHS.

DISTRIBUTION INFORMATION
Friday, June 4, 2021 – 10a – 12:00pm – Waukesha County Health & Human Services Building
514 Riverview Ave., Waukesha | 262-548-7848


Wednesday, June 9, 2021 – 9a – 12:00pm – Mukwonago Food Pantry Resource Center
325 Eagle Lake Avenue, Mukwonago | 262-363-3452


Friday, June 11, 2021 – 10a – 12:00pm – Oconomowoc Community Center
220 W Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc | 262-569-2199


Monday, June 14, 2021 – 1p-2:00pm – Menomonee Falls Senior Center
W152 N8645 Margaret Road, Menomonee Falls | 262-251-3406


Friday, June 18, 2021 – 1p – 3:00pm – Waukesha County Health & Human Services Building
514 Riverview Ave., Waukesha | 262-548-7848


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.


Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.


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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 28. Lifeguard On ...

Waukesha County to Open Beach Swim Season 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 28. Lifeguard On Duty hours will begin with staggered starts at Fox Brook and Menomonee Parks in June.

 

“We are excited for the warmer weather and beach openings,” said County Executive Paul Farrow. “Swimming at the park beaches is always popular activity for our community, and I encourage families to come out and enjoy the summer.”

 

All six Waukesha County Park System beaches will offer Swim at Your Own Risk (SAYOR) hours through Labor Day, September 6, as weather and water conditions allow. Lifeguard On Duty hours will be available at Fox Brook and Menomonee Parks during set times.

 

Waukesha County Parks Beaches:

  • Fox Brook Park, 2925 N. Barker Road, Brookfield

   *Lifeguard On Duty Hours begin June 5

  • Menomonee Park, W220 N7884 Townline Road, Menomonee Falls

            *Lifeguard On Duty Hours begin June 11

  • 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

 

For a complete beach hours schedule, 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.