Waukesha County

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UPCOMING EVENTS
UPCOMING MEETINGS
Jan
20

Park and Planning Commission

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Park and Planning Commission

Where: Waukesha County Administration Center   515 West Moreland Blvd., AC 255/259   Waukesha, WI  53188

When: 01/20/2022 1:00 PM

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Jan
20

Health and Human Services Board

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Health and Human Services Board

Where: Human Services Center,   514 Riverview Road   Room 271 AND Microsoft Teams    Waukesha, WI

When: 01/20/2022 1:00 PM

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Jan
20

Eagle Spring Lake Management District

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Eagle Spring Lake Management District

Where: Eagle Municipal Building   820 East Main Street,  Eagle, WI

When: 01/20/2022 6:30 PM

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Jan
25

Land Use, Parks, and Environment Committee

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Land Use, Parks, and Environment Committee

Where: Waukesha County Administration Center - 515 W. Moreland Blvd., Rm. 130, Waukesha, WI  53188

When: 01/25/2022 6:00 PM

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Jan
25

Human Resources Committee

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Human Resources Committee

Where: Waukesha County Administration Center - 515 W. Moreland Blvd., Rm. 130, Waukesha, WI 53188

When: 01/25/2022 6:40 PM

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IN THE NEWS

Waukesha County Celebrates Wisconsin Salt Awareness Week with Smart Salting and Free Seminars


Waukesha County invites businesses and residents to learn about the impacts of salt pollution during “Wisconsin Salt Awareness Week” from January 24-28. A series of expert-led talks from the Wisconsin Salt Wise Partnership will be livestreamed on YouTube during the week, and the Waukesha County Public Works’ Division of Highway Operations will continue their smart salting practices throughout the winter weather season.

“Salt can be an effective de-icer, but more isn’t always better,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. “We’re committed to improving our winter maintenance programs to help reduce the salting of our lakes, streams, and drinking water while still providing safe driving conditions. Residents can also help by learning what the right amount of salt is for their properties.”

Wisconsin Salt Awareness Week will feature five topics about the impacts of salt with daily livestreams from 12:30-1:00 p.m. Residents, businesses and community leaders can all learn how road salt affects our drinking water, pets, freshwater ecosystems, and more.

  • Monday, January 24: The Environmental Toll of Salt and De-Icers
  • Tuesday, January 25: We're Salting our Drinking Water
  • Wednesday, January 26: Water Softener Salt goes Where?
  • Thursday, January 27: Let's Teach about Salt
  • Friday, January 28: Be Salt Wise and Pet Smart

View the series on the Wisconsin Salt Wise YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UChExOSekqfegfFicF7l6RXg

Waukesha County Public Works’ Division of Highway Operations utilizes a variety of practices to avoid overuse, slow down premature aging of the roads, and save taxpayer money. The team ensures the proper calibrations of salters and pre-wet systems, applies anti-icing with liquid salt brine pre- and post-storm to reduce use of salt, and provides additional operator trainings on proper salt use based on storm situations.

Learn more about WI Salt Wise and Wisconsin Salt Awareness Week at www.wisaltwise.com.

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A public information meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 25, 2022 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, at the Pewaukee City Hall Council Chambers, W240 N3065 P...

Informational Open House for Proposed Project CTH F Bridge Green Road


Waukesha County is providing information about the proposed rehabilitation of the northbound County Trunk Highway F bridge over Green Road in the City of Pewaukee for public review and comment. The objective of this information is to familiarize the public with the purpose and need for the project, and to obtain input on the proposed improvements.

A public information meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 25, 2022 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, at the Pewaukee City Hall Council Chambers, W240 N3065 Pewaukee Road, Pewaukee, WI 53702.  The meeting facility is handicap accessible. This project meeting will follow an open house format (in-person). Representatives from Waukesha County and the project design team will be available to discuss the project and address any questions or concerns. All Waukesha County residents and visitors are encouraged to attend.

 

About the project: This bridge rehabilitation project is northbound County F (Redford Blvd.), about 1.9 miles north of I-94 and is scheduled for construction in 2023. The limits of the proposed improvements begin approximately 50 feet south of the existing bridge and extend approximately 50-feet north of the existing bridge. During construction, one lane of traffic is to be open in each direction on the southbound CTH F lanes. Crossovers will be constructed just south of the CTH F bridge over the railroad tracks and just north of the Green Rd Bridge. Green Rd, too, will remain open during construction with one lane total; at times, flaggers shall direct traffic to allow for work on the bridge’s underside. Closed during construction will be the Green Road entrance/exit on CTH F, located just north of the bridge.

More information about the existing bridge, proposed improvements, traffic impacts, and project schedule are available for review at the following link:

 

www.WaukeshaCounty.gov/cthFbridge

 

Feedback from the public is encouraged. Instructions on how to provide questions, comments, and concerns are found at the link above. Representatives from Waukesha County and the design team will review and address any questions or concerns submitted.

 

If you are unable to access the information provided in the link above, or would like more information, contact Kevin Yanny, Waukesha County Project Manager, at 262-548-7750, or design consultant Rich Glen at 920-468-4771. Submit written comments regarding the project via US mail to Rich Glen, JT Engineering, 1077 Centennial Centre Blvd, Hobart, WI 54155 or via email at RichG@jt-engineering.com.   

 

About the Waukesha County Department of Public Works

 

The Waukesha County Department of Public Works is committed to providing the foundations of success for the citizens and businesses of Waukesha County by constructing and maintaining quality transportation and building infrastructure. Get info on projects, plans, and more at www.WaukeshaCounty.gov/DPW.

 

Follow Waukesha County DPW on Twitter at www.twitter.com/WaukeshaCoDPW

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Waukesha County health officials encourage homeowners to test for radon gas during National Radon Action Month in January. Thousands of homes in south...

Waukesha County Encourages Residents to Test for Dangerous Radon Gas in their Homes During National Radon Action Month


Waukesha County health officials encourage homeowners to test for radon gas during National Radon Action Month in January. Thousands of homes in southeast Wisconsin have elevated levels of radon, and radon exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer behind cigarette smoking. 

 

“Radon test kits are an easy first step in making sure your family is safe from this dangerous gas,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. “Test kits are available either through the County or at your local hardware store.”

 

Radon is an odorless radioactive gas that is naturally present in the ground and can enter buildings through their foundations. Both old and newer homes can be susceptible to radon. Between 40 and 50 percent of homes tested in Southeast Wisconsin have elevated airborne concentrations on the main living level where people spend the most time, according to state data.

 

January is ideal for running a radon test since homes are closed up for the winter. Radon test kits cost about $10 and are available through local home supply stores, through the Southeastern Wisconsin Radon Information Center (SEWRIC) by calling 262-896-8300, or through your local public health agency.

 

For more information on radon testing, visit: https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/radon

 

For information about radon in Wisconsin, visit: www.lowradon.org

 

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Waukesha County would like to remind residents that proper disposal of medical sharps reduces health risks for curbside collection crews and recycling...

Reminder for Safe Disposal of Medical Supplies During International Sharps Injury Prevention Month


Waukesha County would like to remind residents that proper disposal of medical sharps reduces health risks for curbside collection crews and recycling facility workers. 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.

 

“Incorrect disposal of medical sharps, such as needles and lancets, have the potential to create dangerous situations for workers through accidental needlesticks,” said Analiese Smith, Waukesha County Recycling and Solid Waste Supervisor. “There are a variety of easy, safe ways to properly dispose of these items.”

 

Improper disposal is not only hazardous, but also illegal. Residents should utilize options for proper disposal of their medical sharps.

 

Safe Sharps Disposal Options

  • Take sharps to a registered collection station. To find a site in Waukesha County visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/medicalequipment.
  • 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

 

 

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Waukesha County Public Works will host a public information meeting on the County Trunk Highway F (Redford Boulevard) at Lindsay Road intersection pro...

Public Information Meeting for CTH F at Lindsay Road Intersection Highway Safety Improvement Project


Waukesha County Public Works will host a public information meeting on the County Trunk Highway F (Redford Boulevard) at Lindsay Road intersection project on Thursday December 2, 2021 at the City of Pewaukee City Hall, W240N3065 Pewaukee Road. The public is encouraged to join us from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

The meeting will be an open-house format with no formal presentation. Representatives from the Waukesha County design team will be on hand to discuss the project, answer questions, and gather input and comments from the public. Exhibits will be on display for viewing.

 

Note: Waukesha County Public Works welcomes requests for special accommodations for meeting attendees; please contact Nate Beth at 262-970-4720 at least three working days before the meeting date. The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible.

 

About the Waukesha County Department of Public Works

Waukesha County Department of Public Works (DPW) is committed to providing the foundations of success for the citizens and businesses of Waukesha County by constructing and maintaining quality transportation and building infrastructure. More information about the Department and its Divisions is available at www.waukeshacounty.gov/DPW.

 

Get breaking info and project updates on Twitter at twitter.com/WaukeshaCoDPW.

 

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