Waukesha County

UPCOMING EVENTS
UPCOMING MEETINGS
Nov
20

Tax Deed Committee

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Tax Deed Committee

Where: Waukesha County Administration Center 515 West Moreland Blvd. Room 148 Waukesha, WI

When: 11/20/2018 8:15 AM

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Nov
20

Land Use, Parks, and Environment Committee

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Land Use, Parks, and Environment Committee

Where: Waukesha County Administration Center, 515 West Moreland Blvd., Room 130 - Waukesha, WI

When: 11/20/2018 8:30 AM

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Nov
20

Bridges Library System

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Bridges Library System

Where: Bridges Library Systems Office, 741 N. Grand Avenue - Suite 210, Waukesha WI

When: 11/20/2018 6:00 PM

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Nov
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: 11/20/2018 7:00 PM

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Nov
21

Finance Committee

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Finance Committee

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

When: 11/21/2018 8:15 AM

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IN THE NEWS

Today, the Waukesha County Board of Supervisors passed the 2019 Waukesha County Budget, 24-1. It will invest in public safety; roads and infrastructur...

Board of Supervisors Pass 2019 Waukesha County Budget


November 13, 2018, the Waukesha County Board of Supervisors passed the 2019 Waukesha County Budget, 24-1. It will invest in public safety; roads and infrastructure; economic development; and the initial stages of the new courthouse project. County Executive Paul Farrow is expected to sign the 2019 Budget Friday morning.

The 2019 Adopted Waukesha County Budget will cut the County tax rate for the fourth consecutive year while falling under the state revenue cap. The 4-year annual tax levy change will be 0.95%. The tax rate will drop from $1.95 to $1.89 per thousand dollars of home value.

“Our residents tell us they want low taxes and a safe community. The board and I worked together to meet those expectations,” said County Executive Paul Farrow. “We created a budget that maintains the programs and infrastructure residents care about, while lowering the tax rate and remaining $2.29 million under the state levy cap over the past four years.”

The 2019 Waukesha County Executive Budget prioritizes justice and public safety. Dollar allocations to the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department match its 2018 increase, which was the largest in seven years. It also funds Health and Human Services programs to help execute Waukesha County’s multi-tiered opiate overdose prevention and treatment work plan. The budget also funds phase one of the Waukesha County Courthouse project, which will break ground on construction of a new, secure courtroom facility next spring.

The budget continues to support the Waukesha County Center for Growth, an economic development partnership between the County, the City of Waukesha, the Waukesha County Business Alliance, and the University of Wisconsin Small Business Development Center.

About the 2019 Waukesha County Budget

The 2019 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 as @CountyExecutivePaulFarrow and on Twitter as @WaukeshaCoExec.


Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow invites residents and visitors of all ages to get outside and discover the Waukesha County Park System over Than...

Free Entrance to Waukesha County Parks Thanksgiving Weekend


Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow invites residents and visitors of all ages to get outside and discover the Waukesha County Park System over Thanksgiving weekend. All eight fee-based parks will have free entrance from Friday, November 23 through Sunday, November 25.

 

“I’m so thankful for our county’s fantastic park system and the beautiful natural resources they each have to offer,” said Paul Farrow, Waukesha County Executive. “Opt outside with your family and friends over the holiday weekend and share your experiences with us by using our hashtag, #ThankfulForParks, on social media.”

 

Waukesha County Fee-Based Park Locations:

  • Fox Brook Park, 2925 N. Barker Road, Brookfield, WI 53045
  • Fox River Park, W264 S4500 River Road, Waukesha, WI 53189
  • Menomonee Park, W220 N7884 Town Line Road, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
  • Minooka Park, 1927 E. Sunset Drive, Waukesha, WI 53186
  • Mukwonago Park, S100W31900 County Hwy LO, Mukwonago, WI 53149
  • Muskego Park, S83 W20370 Janesville Road, Muskego, WI 53150
  • Naga-Waukee Park, 651 Hwy 83, Hartland, WI 53029
  • Nashotah Park, W330 N5113 C.T.H. C, Nashotah, WI 53058

 

The 2019 Annual Park Admission Stickers go on sale Black Friday, November 23. Admission stickers are good from date of purchase through December 31, 2019. Stickers are available for purchase through “Online Services” at www.waukeshacountyparks.com, on site at a park office, or through use of the park pay tank.

 

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 @WaukeshaCoParks on Twitter or like us on Facebook.


The City of Oconomowoc will be hosting a special one-day collection of household electronics and appliances open to any Waukesha County resident on Sa...

Oconomowoc Special One-Day Electronics and Appliance Recycling Event


The City of Oconomowoc will be hosting a special one-day collection of household electronics and appliances open to any Waukesha County resident on Saturday, November 10 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The collection will take place at 630 South Worthington Street. 

State law bans electronics and appliances from landfills and incinerators due to the valuable materials that can be recycled and reused, including precious metals like gold and copper.  Many devices also contain hazardous materials such as lead, mercury, cadmium, chromium and chemical flame retardants that need to be disposed of properly.  This collection assists residents to comply with State law and provide options for responsible recycling of used, household electronics and appliances.

Items that will be collected at the event for a cash only fee include television sets ($25 each) and Cathode Ray Tube computer monitors ($10 each).  Intact, non-working television or computer units will be accepted. No broken or de-manufactured units will be accepted.  These additional items will be collected at no fee: computers, other computer monitors, printers, keyboards, laptops, scanners, DVD players, VCRs, stereos, cell phones, telephones, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, refrigerators, microwaves, watercoolers, freezers, water heaters, washer/dryers, stoves, oven/ranges, dishwashers.

These collection events are for household electronics and appliances only. Businesses are required by Wisconsin law to recycle and there are several options to contract for these services listed on our website, waukeshacounty.gov/recycling.

 

The Village of Mukwonago will host the next collection event on Saturday, December 8 at

630 W. Veterans Way from 9:00 a.m. to noon.  For a list of upcoming events, business recycling options and locations to recycle broken or de-manufactured units, visit our website waukeshacounty.gov/recycling or call 262-896-8300.


With fall landscaping season at its peak, Waukesha County reminds residents and businesses to utilize Johnson's Nursery’s free service to recycle land...

Waukesha County Reminds Residents and Businesses to Recycle Landscape Plastics at Johnson's Nursery, Inc.


With fall landscaping season at its peak, Waukesha County reminds residents and businesses to utilize Johnson's Nursery’s free service to recycle landscape plastics not accepted in their curbside recycling containers. Johnson's Nursery, Inc. is located at W180 N6275 Marcy Road in Menomonee Falls.

 

“This program is a cooperative effort between Johnson's Nursery and Waukesha County Parks and Land Use,” said Analiese Smith, Recycling & Solid Waste Supervisor for Waukesha County. “Taking the extra effort to properly recycle these materials helps keep plastics out of landfills and saves more than 60% of the energy it takes to make brand new products.”

 

The used plastic growing pots, plant trays, and plant containers must be free of plant debris, tags, and metals, and be sorted by plastic type. Residents may drop off containers year-round during Johnson's Nursery’s business hours. Those with bulk quantities, such as businesses, are required to pre-sort, palletize, and call ahead to schedule a drop-off. Visit the retail office upon arrival for direction to the drop off area.

 

Recycling plant containers diverts them from Southeastern Wisconsin landfills, keeps contaminated plastics out of the City of Milwaukee/Waukesha County Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), and closes the recycling loop. The used pots will be recycled and used to make new landscape plastics. 

 

For more information about recycling at Johnson's Nursery, Inc., call 262-252-4988 or visit www.kb.jniplants.com/landscape-container-recycling/. For more information on Waukesha County recycling, call 262-896-8300, or visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/recycling.
Follow @WaukCoRecycles on Twitter or like Waukesha County Recycles on Facebook.


Waukesha County invites residents to celebrate recycling by taking part in the state and nationwide ‘America Recycles Day’ campaigns. Starting Novembe...

Celebrate America Recycles Day with Waukesha County


Waukesha County invites residents to celebrate recycling by taking part in the state and nationwide ‘America Recycles Day’ campaigns. Starting November 1, residents can take advantage of free recycling facility tours and online opportunities to learn about recycling. These events lead up to America Recycles Day on November 15.

 

“America Recycles Day is an excellent opportunity to remind residents about the environmental and economic benefits of recycling,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. “Waukesha County residents are doing a fantastic job of conserving natural resources, while providing tax relief through their recycling efforts.”

 

Free Recycling Facility Tours

Two opportunities are provided for individuals 10 years of age or older to tour the City of Milwaukee/Waukesha County Materials Recovery Facility for free. The tours are Tuesday, November 6 at noon and Thursday, November 15 at 4:30 PM. Registration and closed-toe shoes are required for this hour-long, hard hat tour of the facility. To register for a free tour, visit www.kgmb.org.

 

Connect Online

Starting November 1st, the Waukesha County Recycles Facebook page will take part in Wisconsin’s statewide campaign, “12 Days of America Recycles Day,” by featuring tips each day leading up to November 15 and using the hashtag #AmericaRecyclesDay. More information is available at www.recyclemorewisconsin.org.

 

About America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day, a program of Keep America Beautiful, is a nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the U.S. More information is available at americarecyclesday.org.

 

Waukesha County Recycles

For more information about recycling in Waukesha County, visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/recycling, call 262-896-8300 or download the free Waukesha County Recycles mobile app in Google Play and Apple App Stores.  Like Waukesha County Recycles on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!