Waukesha County

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UPCOMING EVENTS
UPCOMING MEETINGS
Nov
30

Immigration and Customs Enforcement 287g Illegal Immigrant Steering Committee

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement 287g Illegal Immigrant Steering Committee

Where: Waukesha County Sheriff's Office   515 West Moreland Boulevard, WI  53188

When: 11/30/2021 9:00 AM

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Dec
1

Sheriff's Grievance Committee

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Sheriff's Grievance Committee

Where: Waukesha County Administration Center   515 West Moreland Blvd., Room 255   Waukesha, WI  53188

When: 12/01/2021 3:00 PM

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Dec
2

Workforce Development Board

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Workforce Development Board

Where: Virtual Meeting via Microsoft Teams:  Join Microsoft Teams Meeting:  Phone:  414-435-2078;  Conference ID:  770-110 58#

When: 12/02/2021 8:00 AM

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Dec
2

Aging and Disability Resource Center of Waukesha County Advisory Board

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Aging and Disability Resource Center of Waukesha County Advisory Board

Where: Health and Human Services Center  514 Riverview Road - Room 271   Waukesha, WI  53188

When: 12/02/2021 9:30 AM

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Dec
2

Phantom Lake Management District

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Phantom Lake Management District

Where: Audio call in number:  +1 773 917 3625   Phone Conference ID:  747 582 94#   Or join via Microsoft Teams  at  https://teams.microsoft.com

When: 12/02/2021 6:00 PM

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IN THE NEWS

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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Members of the community affected by the tragic events of the Waukesha Christmas Parade are invited to find numerous resources from government and non...

Friends and Family Resource Center to Provide Assistance for Victims, Members of the Community


Members of the community affected by the tragic events of the Waukesha Christmas Parade are invited to find numerous resources from government and nonprofit agencies at a Friends and Family Resource Center on Tuesday, November 23 and Wednesday, November 24, at Carroll University (100 N. East Ave., Waukesha, WI). The Campus Center Ballroom will be open 2 p.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 23 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, November 24. 

 

"Carroll University is happy to step up during this time of need and support our neighbors in the Greater Waukesha Community,” said Carroll University President Cindy Gnadinger. “This is a trying time for many and our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to everyone impacted by this senseless tragedy.” 

 

The Friends and Family Resource Center will provide mental health services, a lunch meal and other resources for victims and some members of the community. The Waukesha County District Attorney’s Office Victim Assistance Program will be onsite, along with staff from the Department of Justice Crime Victim Compensation Program, as well as the American Red Cross and other community organizations. 

 

“Our goal is to provide one stream-lined location where victims and their loved ones can receive support, referrals to needed services, information about financial assistance and crime victim compensation and many other resources,” said Waukesha Victim Assistance Director Jennifer Dunn. 

 

The Friends and Family Resource Center will open in partnership with Carroll University, the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Waukesha Victim Assistance, Lutheran Church Charities Comfort Dogs, the City of Waukesha, Waukesha County, and other community organizations.  

 

More Information 

Media partners: for the privacy and consideration of the public affected by this tragedy, we ask that you avoid close contact with the Resource Center at Carroll University, as well as those attending. City, law enforcement and other partners will ensure media has access to the latest information and updates. 

 

Members of the Public: If you have been a victim of this crime, you may contact Waukesha Victim Assistance at help4victims@da.wi.gov

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The Waukesha County District Attorney’s Office expresses its sincere condolences to the crime victims and everyone affected by the events at the Wauke...

Waukesha County District Attorney’s Office Statement on Christmas Parade Incident


The Waukesha County District Attorney’s Office expresses its sincere condolences to the crime victims and everyone affected by the events at the Waukesha Christmas Parade on November 21, 2021. This tragedy has affected our entire community. We would like to acknowledge the work of the men and women in law enforcement who have done a tremendous job to save lives and protect our community. Further, thank you to all the other First Responders, medical personnel and citizens who rendered aid.


Law enforcement is continuing its investigation into this matter. We are working closely with the City of Waukesha Police Department to review the matter and decide what criminal charges will be issued. Initial charges are expected to be filed tomorrow during a court appearance at 4 p.m. at the Waukesha County Courthouse, room 215. Additional charges will be considered at a later time, as the investigation unfolds and the full extent of injuries is known. The court appearance is expected to be live-streamed.
Please find details at https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/circuitcourts/.


Any crime victim wanting the assistance of the District Attorney’s office and the Victim Assistance Program should contact our office. The Waukesha Victim Assistance Program is available to all crime victims and witnesses and can provide assistance and information regarding the criminal justice process, crime victim compensation, victims’ rights, crisis counseling, and many other available resources and services. If you feel that you are a victim of this crime, please contact us at help4victims@da.wi.gov. 


Please be mindful that at this stage, any charges that may be issued are allegations and that anyone charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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Waukesha County Public Health and Waukesha County Emergency Management announce new COVID-19 testing sites.

Increased Demand for COVID-19 Tests Anticipated as Flu Season & Holidays Approach


(WAUKESHA, WI) – Waukesha County Public Health and Waukesha County Emergency Management announce new COVID-19 testing sites.

 

Accelerated Clinical Labs is Waukesha County’s newest community testing partner. On Monday, November 15, Accelerated Clinical Labs will open a temporary drive-through testing site in the Dairy Barn at the Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Rd, Waukesha. The COVID testing site will be open Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The site will be closed when the 300-tests-per-day maximum is reached. No appointment is required to get a test, though online preregistration will expedite the on-site process. To preregister, go to: www.waukeshacounty.gov/testingsites.

 

On Monday, November 15, Summit Clinical Labs will open another testing location at N96W18768 County Line Rd in Germantown, near the north boarder of Waukesha County. The Delafield and New Berlin sites remain open.

On Monday, November 22, Rx Rapid Testing / Bridge Diagnostics will open a new site at W229 N1400 Westwood Dr, Waukesha. The COVID testing site will be open seven-days-a-week, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., offering PCR and Rapid Antigen testing. No appointment required to get a test, though online preregistration will expedite the on-site process. To preregister, go to:
https://orders.bridgediagnostics.com/grandavenuepharmacy?Location=Waukesha.

 

COVID-19 testing continues to be available at area clinics, pharmacies, and other locations throughout the county.

Individuals should seek testing when experiencing symptoms or after exposure to a person positive for COVID-19. Symptomatic individuals must self-isolate until a negative COVID test result is received.

 

Waukesha County Expo Center staff CANNOT answer any testing questions. Call the Waukesha County Public Health COVID Hotline with any pandemic-related question at 262-896-8430, select option 1. For questions about COVID test results, call the State of Wisconsin COVID Results Hotline at 866-419-6988.

 

“Testing is an important reactive response in the fight against the virus. Getting vaccinated is the best proactive response,” said Benjamen Jones, Waukesha County Health Officer. “This holiday season, children and adolescents age 5 and older are now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Tens of thousands of children and teens have been hospitalized across the country with COVID-19. While children and adolescents are typically at lower risk than adults of becoming severely ill or hospitalized from COVID-19, it is still possible,” Jones cautioned.

 

More Information about COIVD-19 Testing in Waukesha County

Waukesha County has a comprehensive COVID testing web page with information on preregistration, insurance, testing site locations and hours. Go to: www.waukeshacounty.gov/testingsites.

 

 

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On Thursday, November 11, 2021 Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow signed the 2022 Adopted Budget at an event with other elected officials and depar...

County Executive Farrow Signs 2022 Waukesha County Adopted Budget


On Thursday, November 11, 2021 Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow signed the 2022 Adopted Budget at an event with other elected officials and department heads. The Waukesha County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed the Budget during their Tuesday meeting with no amendments. 

 

The budget cuts the County tax rate for the eighth consecutive year, including every year County Executive Farrow has been in office. The tax rate will drop from $1.76 to $1.68 per thousand dollars of home value, the lowest in at least the last 33 years. It also reduces borrowing by $700,000 from 2021 levels as part of a capital plan that helps guide the long-term financial health of the County. 

 

“Our residents want to live in a safe, economically vibrant community and this budget supports that,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. “We are investing in justice and public safety and business-friendly initiatives while keeping taxes low.  

 

The 2022 Adopted Budget allocates its greatest portion of new county tax levy to justice and public safety, including over $1.2 million supporting those areas.   

  • The Sheriff’s Department will receive $825,000 to support operations.  
  • More than $215,000 will be allocated to public safety programs, like the Department of Emergency Preparedness, which includes 911 Dispatch. Courts and the District Attorney’s Office combined will receive $153,000 to fund operations, with additional resources prioritized to help address the case backlog created by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

 

The budget invests in infrastructure vital to the safety, economic development, and longevity of roads and facilities.  

  • Five construction projects are planned to improve Moorland Road, one of Waukesha County’s most important corridors.  
  • Phase one of the county’s courthouse project is wrapping up and is expected to finish under budget. In 2022, focus will shift to phase two of the project, which will begin renovation of the 1959 courthouse building.  

 

The 2022 budget also continues to fund the Public Health Division’s response to COVID-19, and a team has been created to focus on management and implementation of American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) federal funds.  

 

About the 2022 Waukesha County Budget 

The 2022 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