Waukesha County

UPCOMING EVENTS
UPCOMING MEETINGS
Dec
10

Human Resources Committee

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Human Resources Committee

Where: Waukesha County Courthouse, 515 West Moreland Blvd. Room 130, Waukesha, WI

When: 12/10/2019 1:00 PM

Meeting Agenda A

Dec
11

Community Development Block Grant Board

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Community Development Block Grant Board

Where: Waukesha Administration Center, 515 West Moreland Blvd. Room 355/359, Waukesha, WI 53188

When: 12/11/2019 3:00 AM

Meeting Agenda A

Dec
11

Finance Committee

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Finance Committee

Where: Waukesha County Administration Bldg. 515 West Moreland Blvd. Room 130, Waukesha, WI 53188

When: 12/11/2019 8:15 AM

Meeting Agenda A

Dec
11

Temporary Chapter 980 Committee

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Temporary Chapter 980 Committee

Where: Waukesha County Department of Health and Human Services, 514 Riverview Avenue, Room 271, Waukesha, WI 53186

When: 12/11/2019 11:30 AM

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Dec
11

Park and Planning Commission

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Park and Planning Commission

Where: Waukesha County Administration Center, 515 West Moreland Blvd., Room AC255/259, Waukesha, WI 53188   CANCELLED!

When: 12/11/2019 1:00 PM

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IN THE NEWS

On this Giving Tuesday, Waukesha County Park System is celebrating a milestone in community support: the Park System Volunteer Program reached over 10...

Waukesha County Parks Celebrates Giving Tuesday with Milestone, Appreciation for Volunteers and Donors


On this Giving Tuesday, Waukesha County Park System is celebrating a milestone in community support: the Park System Volunteer Program reached over 10,000 volunteer hours logged.  In addition, over $46,000 in donations were received to support park projects. It is a reminder of the power of people and organizations to transform their communities.

 

“Small acts like volunteering for an hour, or donating a few dollars, really add up for our park system,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. “This holiday season, I want to thank our generous community for their commitment to our parks. We hope to carry this momentum into next year.”

 

Patrons are welcome to join the Waukesha County Parks community this #GivingTuesday in supporting and protecting the places they love. The following programs are currently available:

 

 

“The Park System simply could not be as strong of an organization without the community support, so this Giving Tuesday we are thankful to all that help us continue our mission,” said Department of Parks and Land Use Director Dale Shaver.

 

About the Waukesha County Conservation in the Parks

The Waukesha County Park System is working with communities to promote environmental stewardship, provide research and educational opportunities, and create healthier natural areas throughout Waukesha County. For more information, visit our web site at www.waukeshacounty.gov/conservationintheparks or email parksinfo@waukeshacounty.gov.


If you still haven’t gotten this season’s flu shot, it’s not too late. Waukesha County Public Health and ProHealth Care are urging residents to get va...

Waukesha County Residents Urged to Get Flu Shots Before Peak Influenza Season


If you still haven’t gotten this season’s flu shot, it’s not too late. Waukesha County Public Health and ProHealth Care are urging residents to get vaccinated before influenza season peaks. Currently, only 23% of southeast Wisconsin residents have gotten this year’s flu shot. Wisconsin supports the CDC’s goal to vaccinate 70% of all healthy people.

“Influenza vaccination is vitally important for everyone age six months and older,” said ProHealth infectious disease specialist Jeremiah Stromich, MD. “This could be a year when influenza comes on fast and spreads widely. Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and others from getting and spreading influenza.”

Both Waukesha County Public Health and ProHealth offer several ways residents can get their flu shots. Waukesha County offers flu shots at its Public Health Walk-In Clinic, through its Homebound Flu Program, and community and occupational outreach programs. ProHealth offers walk-in flu shots at its urgent care centers, its Mukwonago clinic, or at flu clinics.

“Flu cases typically peak between December and March,” said Waukesha County Public Health Officer Benjamen Jones. “To better protect yourself and those you will come into contact with during the holiday season, we strongly recommend that everyone age 6-months-old and older get a flu shot at your next opportunity.”

About Waukesha County Public Health

Waukesha County Public Health is committed to preventing disease and promoting health for all Waukesha County citizens, and offers a wide range of public health services focused on the control and containment of human public health hazards. Learn more at www.waukeshacounty.gov/HealthAndHumanServices/PublicHealth/

 

About ProHealth Care

For more than a century, ProHealth Care has been the health care leader in Waukesha County and surrounding areas, providing outstanding care across a full spectrum of services. Learn more at ProHealthCare.org/flu.


Waukesha County would like to remind residents that there are a variety of easy, safe ways to properly dispose of their medical sharps. December is In...

Reminder for Waukesha County Residents: Safe, Accessible Medical Sharp Disposal Options Available


Waukesha County would like to remind residents that there are a variety of easy, safe ways to properly dispose of their medical sharps. December is International Sharps Injury Prevention Awareness Month and Wisconsin medical waste rules require safe management and disposal of sharps to prevent accidental needle sticks and other sharps injuries.

 

“Medical sharps, such as needles and lancets, create hazardous situations for curbside collection crews and recycling facility workers when they are disposed of improperly,” said Analiese Smith, Waukesha County Recycling and Solid Waste Supervisor. “We want to make sure workers, who are providing a service to us all, remain safe.”

 

Incorrect disposal of medical sharps is illegal and residents should be aware of and utilize options for proper disposal.

 

Safe Sharps Disposal Options

  • Take sharps to a registered collection station. To find a site in Waukesha County go to www.waukeshacounty.gov/recycling and click on Residential Product Disposal, then click the Medical icon.
  • Use a "mail-back" sharps program, which can be found by searching the internet. The company should provide containers and packaging which meet U.S. postal regulations.
  • Contact your pharmacy, doctor, clinic or local hospital; many health care facilities accept sharps but are not legally required to register, therefore, may not appear on the list of registered sharps collection stations.

 

More Information About Sharps Disposal

For more information, disposal publications and other locations for safe disposal of medical sharps in Wisconsin visit the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/HealthWaste/HouseholdSharps.html


Tuesday, November 29, County Executive Paul Farrow signed the 2020 Waukesha County Adopted Budget. It invests in public safety and economic developmen...

County Executive Farrow Signs the 2020 Waukesha County Adopted Budget


Tuesday, November 29, County Executive Paul Farrow signed the 2020 Waukesha County Adopted Budget. It invests in public safety and economic development while falling under the state levy cap and cutting the County tax rate for the sixth consecutive year, including all five years County Executive Farrow has been in office.

 

“This budget invests in a safe community while keeping taxes low,” said County Executive Farrow. “It supports the Sheriff’s Department, Emergency Preparedness, and Circuit Courts as well as infrastructure projects that support safety and economic development for years to come.”

 

The 2020 Adopted Waukesha County Budget cuts the tax rate from $1.89 to $1.82 per thousand dollars of home value, the lowest since 2009. It allocates its greatest portion to public safety, including $550,000 in new tax levy supporting the Sheriff’s Department. Emergency Preparedness, which includes 911 dispatch, and Courts receive the next biggest levy allocations. The budget also invests in infrastructure projects vital to the safety, economic development, and longevity of roads and facilities, like construction on North Avenue in the City of Brookfield, and the courthouse project.

 

The budget continues to efficiently manage tax dollars by leveraging new state funds for Health and Human Services programming, by eliminating the Waukesha County Airport’s use of tax levy, and by utilizing alternative funding sources for Parks programs. 

 

About the 2020 Waukesha County Budget

2020 Waukesha County Budget information is available online at www.waukeshacounty.gov/Budget.

 

For updates about County programs and events, follow Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow on Facebook at @CountyExecutivePaulFarrow and on Twitter at @PaulFarrowWI.


The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department will be celebrating the 10th annual “Shop with a Sheriff” event on November 30, 2019 from 9 11a.m. at the Sup...

10th Annual Shop with a Sheriff Event


The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department will be celebrating the 10th annual “Shop with a Sheriff” event on November 30, 2019 from 9 11a.m. at the Super Wal Mart located at 2000 S. West Ave City of Waukesha.

Each year, we work with W aukesha County Health and Human Services to select children in need who reside in Waukesha County. This year, we have 20 kids signed up to participate. Each child will be paired up with a deputy or corrections of ficer and shop for holiday gifts for themselves and
their family members . Walmart does an amazing job hosting this event and
accommodating the large number of people involved. This event surely makes the holiday season brighter for all of the children an d their families, as well as the deputies, corrections officers and many volunteers that assist.

If you would like further information regarding this event, or to donate, please contact:
Captain Michelle Leffler
(262) 548 7122 or Mleffler @WaukeshaCounty.go v