Waukesha County

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UPCOMING EVENTS
Nov
6

Science Fest: Under the Lens

Retzer Nature Center
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UPCOMING MEETINGS
Sep
28

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: 09/28/2021 6:15 PM

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Sep
28

County Board

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County Board

Where: Waukesha County Courthouse - 515 W. Moreland Blvd., Rm. 350, Waukesha, WI  53188

When: 09/28/2021 7:00 PM

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Sep
29

North Lake Management District

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North Lake Management District

Where: North Lake School   N75 W31283 County Road., VV  Hartland, WI  53029   SPECIAL MEETING OF THE NLMD

When: 09/29/2021 6:30 PM

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Sep
30

Public Works Committee

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Public Works Committee

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

When: 09/30/2021 8:30 AM

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Oct
1

Judiciary and Law Enforcement Committee

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Judiciary and Law Enforcement Committee

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

When: 10/01/2021 8:00 AM

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IN THE NEWS

The month of September has been designated by the Wisconsin Court System as a time to recognize the importance of jurors...

September is Juror Appreciation Month


The month of September has been designated by the Wisconsin Court System as a time to recognize the importance of jurors to the American justice system. Co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Court System and the State Bar of Wisconsin, the judges, clerks and attorneys who work in the system year-round have created this opportunity to acknowledge the participation of  individuals who are summoned to serve in Wisconsin each year - people who have set aside their work and personal lives to ensure that this cornerstone of American justice perseveres. Whether a juror serves in September or on another date, this is the legal system's chance to call attention to every prospective and sworn jurors contribution and to say "thank you!"

To show our appreciation, a banner will be displayed in the lobby of the courthouse and court staff will wear "We Appreciate Jurors" pins throughout the month. Jurors who appear for service will be offered an assortment of fruit and sweet treats. Jurors will also be given a token of appreciation, including a  beverage koozie and magnetic chip clip. Each item features the image of Wisconsin's Lady Justice and the slogan: "Jurors Serve Justice; Justice Serves Us All."


Waukesha County is partnering with the American Red Cross and the City of Waukesha to provide a safe, cool, indoor place for refuge from the heat toda...

Waukesha County Cooling Refuge Open Today


Waukesha County is partnering with the American Red Cross and the City of Waukesha to provide a safe, cool, indoor place for refuge from the heat today.

 

The Schuetze Recreation Center (1120 Baxter Street, Waukesha), will be open today from 11am to 4pm.

  • Visitors can visit the Center to escape the heat and hydrate.
  • This location will also provide an opportunity for individuals to charge essential electronic devices (chargers will not be provided) due to ongoing power outages.
  • Representatives from Waukesha County Health and Human Services and the Aging and Disability Resource Center will be available on site, as well.
  • Masks are strongly encouraged.

 

Residents without access to air conditioning are encouraged to visit a cooling center or public space, such as a library, mall, and community or senior centers to cool off during high temperatures. For help locating a cooling center, or other resources, call 211 or visit www.211.org.

 


Waukesha County Emergency Management will be hosting a public information and planning session to gather input from Waukesha County residents regardin...

Waukesha County Public Meeting and Invitation to Participate in Community Preparedness Study about Potential Disasters


Waukesha County Emergency Management will be hosting a public information and planning session to gather input from Waukesha County residents regarding potential emergencies and disasters that could impact the County. These sessions are part of the Multi-Jurisdiction All-Hazard Mitigation Plan, which is undergoing a mandatory 5-year update. The public meeting will be held on:

  • Tuesday, August 24, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at 1621 Woodburn Rd., Waukesha, WI 53188
  • To register for the public meeting, please use the following registration link: http://www.isc-registration.com/waukesha-public-meeting.html

The meeting will provide the public an opportunity to review the potential hazards that could occur within the County and will request input for the various mitigation measures intended to eliminate or reduce the negative impact of those hazards.


The U.S. Federal government requires local and state governments to have a FEMA-Approved Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan as established by the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 in order to qualify for Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) project grant dollars. These programs are critical sources of Federal funding, especially for a community that wants to proactively initiate mitigation projects using BRIC dollars, or for a community that needs HMGP funding following a presidentially declared disaster.


Waukesha County residents and businesses can also help the county update its emergency preparedness plans by participating in a voluntary online questionnaire. Feedback from the confidential 10-minute survey will enable Waukesha County Emergency Management to better serve residents and businesses before, during, and after an emergency or disaster.


To fill out the questionnaire, go to: http://waukesha.preparedness2021.alchemer.com/s3/


The survey will remain open until September 30, 2021.

For a hard copy version of the survey, please contact the Emergency Management Coordinator at ggoodchild@waukeshacounty.gov or call 262-446-5077.


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The Waukesha County Park System is pleased to announce the start of the second phase of the Discovery Trail Project, as well as opportunities to help ...

Waukesha County Park System Accessible Trail Project Begins New Phase, Offers Donation Opportunities


 On July 12, 2021, the Waukesha County Park System is pleased to announce the start of the second phase of the Discovery Trail Project, as well as opportunities to help support future trail additions. This multi-phase project is revitalizing and expanding accessibility of the paved trail at Retzer Nature Center. Contributions from the Waukesha Rotary Club and the Friends of Retzer Nature Center made this accessible trail project possible.

 

“Support from the Waukesha Rotarians and the Friends of Retzer group have advanced this amazing project,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. “The accessible trail and educational features are going to bring the wonders of the natural world to people of all abilities and levels of mobility.”

 

Project Phases

Phase two of the project, which began this week, will construct a gateway feature at the entrance and create a series of ‘Exploration Stations’ along the trail for outdoor education, sensory-based play experiences, and STEM activities for families and school groups. The trail will also include an area for outdoor classes and events to fully immerse attendees of all abilities in nature. This phase is expected to be completed mid-autumn. More information is available at www.waukeshacounty.gov/discoverytrail.

 

Phase one of the project constructed a connector path to meet the new accessible boardwalk trail. Trees were harvested on-site for reuse in the design, climbing boulders were placed and site restoration was completed with native trees, shrubs and plants. The project was awarded Community Development Block Grant funding to reconstruct the old trail to ensure ADA accessibility. Phase one was completed in May.

 

Fundraising Opportunities for Future Phases

Future phases will continue to add additional ‘Exploration Stations’ along the trail. The Park System has launched an online donation campaign at www.waukeshacounty.gov/discoverytrail. The project is funded through contributions from the Waukesha Rotary Club, the Friends of Retzer Nature Center Fundraising, sponsors and donors.

 

About Retzer Nature Center

Retzer Nature Center is a part of the Waukesha County Park System, which is a natural resource-based park system that demonstrates stewardship while providing recreational and educational opportunities. For more information, visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/retzernaturecenter, follow Waukesha County Parks on Twitter, like us on Facebook, or follow on Instagram.

 


Waukesha County and the Village of Sussex invites residents, visitors and all their four-legged friends to celebrate the official opening of the new o...

Waukesha County Parks Opens Fourth Off-Leash Dog Exercise Area in Menomonee Park


Waukesha County and the Village of Sussex invites residents, visitors and all their four-legged friends to celebrate the official opening of the new off-leash Dog Exercise Area in Menomonee Park, on Thursday, July 22, 2021. The ‘Grand Unleashing’ event will take place at the Dog Exercise Area at 3:00 p.m. Menomonee Park is located at W220 N7884 Town Line Road in Menomonee Falls.

 

“We’re excited to bring this amenity to our community in Menomonee Park," said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. "It's a great place to enjoy the outdoors with your dog companions and to connect with nature.”

 

The 32-acre Dog Exercise Area has three separate spaces for off-leash dog activities with some open turf areas and several mowed trails through natural meadows and woodlands. There are separate areas for large breed and small breed dogs, and a covered picnic shelter with modern restrooms and water access. The areas are surrounded by a unique buck and rail fencing system with woven wire that rests on grade. This ranch-style system eliminated the need for costly drilling into the shallow bedrock for fence posts. The project also includes parking, walkways, entrance gates and signage.

 

“We are thrilled to see the project come to life and become a community gathering place for dogs and their owners,” said Halie Dobbeck, Village of Sussex Parks & Recreation Director. “We know that residents will enjoy being active, socializing and exploring off-leash with their furry friends here.”

 

The project was funded through a partnership between Waukesha County and the Village of Sussex. The Menomonee Park Dog Exercise Area is the fourth off-leash dog exercise area within the Waukesha County Park System. The dog exercise area will be open to all park users who wish to bring their dogs. Access to the site will be included in the park entrance fee. For rules and more information about the County’s Dog Exercise Areas, visit https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/dogexerciseareas.

 

Attendees and their leashed dogs are also invited to enjoy the Raised Grain Pop-up Beer Garden at the beach area in the park after the event from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. to celebrate the “Dog Days of Summer” with a free treat for any dog that attends the beer garden.

 

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