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UPCOMING EVENTS
UPCOMING MEETINGS
Oct
29

Criminal Justice Collaborating Council Case Processing Committee

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Criminal Justice Collaborating Council Case Processing Committee

Where: *Members may participate by phone.  Other remote means will be considered present for quorum and voting purposes.  Interested members of the public are encouraged to participate in the meeting via Zoom.  To join the meeting, click on the following link:  https://wicourts.zoom.us/j/93472897882  Meeting ID:  934 7289 7882

When: 10/29/2020 7:30 AM

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Oct
30

North Lake Management District

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North Lake Management District

Where: Address:  N73 W32385 River Road  Hartland, WI  53029

When: 10/30/2020 2:00 PM

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IN THE NEWS

In a continued effort to reduce the deer population in Nashotah Park, Waukesha County will open a limited archery hunt within the park to hunters that...

Waukesha County Parks Announces Special Archery Hunt in Nashotah Park for Deer Herd Control


(Waukesha, WI)In a continued effort to reduce the deer population in Nashotah Park, Waukesha County will open a limited archery hunt within the park to hunters that are licensed and have deer harvest authorization (formerly known as deer tags)through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The special archery hunt will take place from November 27 through December 17, 2020 in Nashotah Park, located at W330 N5113 County Highway C.

 

The goal of the hunt is to assist in controlling the deer herd to improve regeneration of native hardwoods in the forest which will allow for an adequate food source to sustain their population and also increase habitat for other wildlife in the parks. This is the fourth special archery hunt opportunity from the County at Nashotah Park.

 

The park will remain open for all non-hunting recreational use during the special hunt.Hunting will not be allowed near the picnic shelters, maintenance buildings, or dog exercise areas. Hunters must remain in the designated hunting areas and follow the Wisconsin DNR archery hunting rules and regulations.Signs will be posted at all entrances to the park to notify patrons. 

 

To aid Waukesha County in tracking the success of deer management at Nashotah Park, hunters are encouraged to report their successful harvest information by email at parks@waukeshacounty.gov or online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WaukeshaCountyPLUDeerHunt2020.

 

Additional information about the archery hunt in Nashotah Park and other Waukesha County hunting lands can be found online at www.waukeshacounty.gov/hunting.

 

About the Waukesha County Park System

The 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 web site at www.waukeshacountyparks.com or follow on Instagram, Twitter or like us on Facebook.

 

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Waukesha County has been notified by the Department of Health Services that the Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System (WEDSS) will be off-l...

State System Upgrade Will Impact Waukesha County COVID-19 Dashboard


10/26 UPDATE:Due to the recent Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System (WEDSS) upgrade and a statewide outage by the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene Electronic Lab Reporting which has resulted in a large backlog of processing positive test results, confirmed case and testing data continues to be impacted throughout the state. This business process statewide bottleneck will affect Waukesha County’s timely work in disease investigation, data reporting, and the 7-day averages and 14-day trend lines reflected on the dashboard. Waukesha County continues to prioritize this work and will post any additional updates as they become available. We apologize for this delay.

10/20 UPDATE: Due to the recent Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System (WEDSS) upgrade, some confirmed cases from the period of 10/16-10/18 are still being processed. This will impact Waukesha County’s data, and as a result, the dashboard will not reflect any data on those days that WEDSS was offline and will instead reflect artificially high data during the period of 10/19-10/23. Looking at the 7-day average will represent the most accurate picture of positive cases during this period.  

10/19 UPDATE: Due to the limited availability of data as a result of the recent Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System (WEDSS) upgrade, Waukesha County’s COVID-19 dashboard will be updated on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

10/16 UPDATE: Waukesha County has been notified by the Department of Health Services that the Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System (WEDSS) will be off-line for a system upgrade this evening through October 18. WEDSS is the state’s system designed to facilitate reporting, investigation, and surveillance of communicable diseases such as COVID-19.

 
The unavailability of the state’s system will impact Waukesha County’s timely work in disease investigation and data reporting, as well as some numbers and data on the Waukesha County COVID-19 Dashboard.
 
Waukesha County Public Health will be unable to conduct contact tracing for the duration of the WEDSS upgrade because it will cease local notification of lab results, as well as access to communicable disease records. Local contact tracing efforts will resume as soon as the state upgrade is complete and access to this information is restored. This is anticipated to occur the morning of Monday, October 19. In order to ease the transition and ensure timely contact tracing, staffing levels will be increased before and after the system upgrade to account for any downtime and to prepare for an influx of data after the weekend.
 
While the system upgrade is taking place, data on our COVID-19 dashboard may also appear artificially low or skewed. The 7-day rolling averages and trends will be a better indication of the COVID activity during this time. It is anticipated that the visualizations and data presented at www.waukeshacounty.gov should begin to stabilize by Tuesday, October 20.
 
The system upgrade will not impact the ability of healthcare providers to access lab results or to report those results to their patients. It will also not impact those electronically reporting symptom monitoring data to public health.
 
The WEDSS updates are scheduled to go live Monday, October 19. Any further delays will be communicated on the Waukesha County COVID-19 Dashboard located at www.waukeshacounty.gov/COVID19. The WEDSS update, when complete, will include several enhancements including improved contact tracing functionality, some limited automated data entry, and enhanced security features.

Waukesha County Public Health announces new partnerships with two local healthcare providers to expand COVID-19 testing in Waukesha County. Beginning ...

Waukesha County Partners with New Local Healthcare Partners to Continue to Provide Free COVID-19 Testing


Waukesha County Public Health announces new partnerships with two local healthcare providers to expand COVID-19 testing in Waukesha County. Beginning the week of October 12th, Village Primary Care Providers and the Waukesha Free Clinic at Carroll University will provide free COVID-19 testing to Wisconsin residents ages 5 years or older, and for individuals who work in Wisconsin. All tests will be conducted at no cost to individuals. Those getting tested do not need proof of insurance, proof of identification, a referral to be tested, or a primary care physician.


Village Primary Care Providers will administer tests at the Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Rd, Waukesha, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tests will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Individuals will wait in line in their vehicles and follow instructions at the site. To reduce wait times, individuals are asked to register online in advance at: https://register.covidconnect.wi.gov. This site is also available in Spanish and Hmong through use of the dropdown menu. Individuals will receive a QR code via email after registering, to be brought to the testing site for check-in. Individuals who do not pre-register will be required to do so upon arrival.

The Waukesha Free Clinic will administer tests in the parking lot of the Carroll University Community Health Services building, 237 Wisconsin Ave, Waukesha. Tests will be available as either drive-thru or walk-up on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12 – 4 p.m., and alternating Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tests will be by-appointment-only. Individuals will need to pre-register at: https://register.covidconnect.wi.gov as well as make an appointment at: https://forms.gle/bLaCvhiN4gFGxDvy8. Student volunteers from the Carroll University physician assistant and nursing programs will help with testing as part of their coursework in community medicine.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has provided funding for these two healthcare providers to partner with Waukesha County to help respond to the increased need for additional testing in the county.


Find information on specific dates the testing sites will be available, as well as additional testing sites throughout the county at: www.waukeshacounty.gov/testingsites

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Waukesha County Public Health and the Waukesha County Office of Emergency Management will continue their partnership with the Wisconsin National Guard...

Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Partnership Between Waukesha County & WI National Guard Extends into December


Waukesha County Public Health and the Waukesha County Office of Emergency Management will continue their partnership with the Wisconsin National Guard to provide COVID-19 drive-thru testing through early-December. All Wisconsin residents, age 5-plus years old or, individuals who work in the state, can get tested at Waukesha County Expo Center (1000 Northview Rd, Waukesha, WI). Hours vary during the week. Tests will be administered during the following hours, or until the 300 tests per day have been administered, Mondays & Wednesdays: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fridays: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


The Waukesha County Expo Center will be the regional testing site stood up by the Wisconsin National Guard (WING). Dates for the community testing site are as follows. Not all dates have the same hours of operation.
October: 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30 November: 2, 4, 6, 9, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 30 December: 2, 4, 7, 9


Date Exceptions: The National Guard will not be testing on Wednesday, November 11 (Veteran’s Day), Wednesday, November 13, or Friday, November 27 (Thanksgiving holiday).

Individuals who want to be tested are asked to pre-register online in advance to reduce wait times at the testing site. Go to https://register.covidconnect.wi.gov/ to pre-register. This site is also available in Spanish and Hmong through use of the dropdown menu. Those registering to be tested will be asked to provide name, address, phone number, and date of birth. Proof of insurance, proof of identification, or a primary care physician are not required.


Tests will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Those getting tested should be prepared to wait in line in their vehicles and follow instructions provided at the site. Information will be provided to individuals tested about how they will receive test results.


Among all Waukesha County’s community-wide testing partners, there is capacity to conduct approximately 3,000 COVID-19 tests each week. Find information on specific dates the testing sites will be available, as well as additional testing sites throughout the county at: www.waukeshacounty.gov/testingsites.

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Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow has introduced his 2021 Executive Budget to the Waukesha County Board of Supervisors. The budget invests in publ...

Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow Introduces 2021 Executive Budget


 

(WAUKESHA, WI) – Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow has introduced his 2021 Executive Budget to the Waukesha County Board of Supervisors. The budget invests in public safety and economic development while falling under the state levy cap and cutting the County tax rate for the seventh consecutive year, including all six years County Executive Farrow has been in office. The Board of Supervisors is expected to pass the final budget in November.

 

“Our history of conservative budget practices and AAA bond rating has allowed us to weather the COVID-19 storm with little change to revenue,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. “This budget supports Waukesha County’s goals of creating a safe, economically vibrant community for residents while keeping taxes low. More than half of new tax levy will go toward public safety. Infrastructure projects geared toward long-term safety, efficiency and economic development are also heavily supported.”

 

If the County Executive’s Budget is passed as-is, the tax rate will drop from $1.82 to $1.76 per thousand dollars of home value, the lowest since 2009.

 

The 2021 Waukesha County Executive Budget allocates its greatest portion to public safety, including $600,000 in new tax levy supporting the Sheriff’s Department. More than $330,000 will also support public safety programs, including Emergency Preparedness, which includes 911 Dispatch and Courts. The budget also invests in infrastructure projects vital to the safety, economic development, and longevity of roads and facilities, like construction on Moorland Road and North Avenue, two of Waukesha County’s most important corridors. The budget includes the necessary funding to complete phase one of the courthouse project.

 

The 2021 budget also continues to fund the Public Health response to the COVID-19 pandemic at current levels, with continued leverage of federal funding as available to supplement operations.

 

About the 2021 Waukesha County Budget

The 2021 Waukesha County Budget is 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 @WaukeshaCoExec.