Waukesha County

UPCOMING EVENTS
Jul
20

Pop-Up Beer Garden

Minooka Park
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Jul
21

Pop-Up Beer Garden

Minooka Park
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Jul
26

Pop-Up Beer Garden

Fox Brook Park
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Jul
27

Pop-Up Beer Garden

Fox Brook Park
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Jul
28

Pop-Up Beer Garden

Fox Brook Park
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UPCOMING MEETINGS
Jul
23

Criminal Justice Collaborating Council Alternative Interventions Committee

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Criminal Justice Collaborating Council Alternative Interventions Committee

Where: Waukesha County Administration Building  515 West Moreland Blvd. - Room A255, Waukesha, WI  CANCELLED

When: 07/23/2018 12:00 PM

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Jul
24

Security and Facilities Committee

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Security and Facilities Committee

Where: Waukesha County Courthouse  515 West Moreland Blvd. - Room C-179, Waukesha, WI

When: 07/24/2018 12:15 PM

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Jul
24

County Board

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County Board

Where: Waukesha County Courthouse 515 West Moreland Blvd. Room 350 Waukesha, WI  (Training Session - Roberts Rules of Order)

When: 07/24/2018 5:45 PM

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Jul
24

County Board

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County Board

Where: Waukesha County Courthouse, Cafeteria Courthouse, ground floor, 515 West Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI  (Annual Supervisor's Photo)

When: 07/24/2018 6:30 PM

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Jul
24

County Board

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County Board

Where: Waukesha County Courthouse  515 West Moreland Blvd. - Room 350, Waukesha, WI

When: 07/24/2018 7:00 PM

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IN THE NEWS

UW Extension in Waukesha County invites families and youth to participate in the 4-H STEM Kids Zone sponsored by Fleet Farm at the Waukesha County Fai...

STEM Activities for Kids at the Waukesha County Fair


UW Extension in Waukesha County invites families and youth to participate in the 4-H STEM Kids Zone sponsored by Fleet Farm at the Waukesha County Fair from July 18-22.  This special event, offered each day of the County Fair, offers youth many opportunities to explore interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) through hands on learning. 

 

“This event is just one opportunity to learn about STEM and the many other opportunities that 4-H offers to youth in Waukesha County;” said James Boling, Youth and Family Educator for UW Extension. “We are fortunate that Fleet Farm sponsors this program at the County Fair.”

 

The schedule for the 4-H STEM Kids Zone at the Waukesha County Fair includes:  

Wednesday, July 18th (1:00-5:00 pm) - Engineering

Thursday, July 19th (Noon-4:00 pm) - Physics

Friday, July 20th (Noon-4:00 pm) - Space

Saturday, July 21st (Noon-4:00 pm) - Electronics

Sunday, July 22nd (10:00am-5:00 pm) – Bubble Science

 

About UW-Extension Waukesha County 4-H

UW-Extension 4-H in Waukesha County connects youth and families to university knowledge, leadership development, and hands on applied learning through its connection with the University of Wisconsin. Research has proven that participation in 4-H has a significant positive impact on young people. Recent findings from the Tufts University 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development indicate that, when compared to their peers, young people in 4-H are:

  • Nearly 4 times more likely to contribute to their communities
  • Two times more likely to pursue healthy behaviors
  • Two times more likely to engage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs in the out-of-school time.

 

UW-Extension Waukesha County 4-H has more than 200 certified adult volunteers, 95 youth volunteers and 512 youth in 20 community clubs. Learn more at www.waukeshacounty.gov/uwex/4H/.  Find us on Twitter at @WaukeshaCo4H and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WaukeshaCounty4H/.


Today, Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow and County Board Chairman Paul Decker announce that Waukesha County has filed a federal lawsuit against d...

Waukesha County Files Federal Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors


Today, Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow and County Board Chairman Paul Decker announce that Waukesha County has filed a federal lawsuit against drug manufacturers and distributors, joining a multitude of other government entities around the country, seeking to recover costs associated with the opioid crisis.

 

“The opioid epidemic takes a toll on our communities and our justice system,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. “Local government has been forced to respond by dedicating resources to drug prevention and treatment. Waukesha County is using every tool necessary to stop the crisis, which includes holding those responsible for it accountable.”

 

Waukesha County filed its case in Federal District Court in the Eastern District of Wisconsin. It will become part of the Multi-District Litigation (MDL) currently pending in the Northern District of Ohio. Waukesha County is represented by a national consortium of six law firms, led by national law firm Baron & Budd, P.C. More information about the consortium is available here.

 

In February, the Waukesha County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution to authorize the county’s Corporation Counsel to select and engage outside counsel regarding potential opioid litigation against companies and/or individuals that engage in practices contributing to the opioid epidemic.

 

“The opioid crisis is one of the most pressing issues facing our community today,” said Waukesha County Board Chairman Paul Decker. “The Board of Supervisors gave local government the tools to address the crisis on a new front by passing the resolution that allowed us to file this lawsuit.”

 

About the Opioid Crisis in Wisconsin

Prescription opioids are the main driver of drug overdose deaths and poisonings in Wisconsin. In 2015, 63% of drug overdose deaths in the state involved prescription opioids. Waukesha County is enacting a four-tiered plan and participating in the Wisconsin Prescription Drug/Opioid Overdose-Related Deaths Prevention Project (WI-PDO) to fight the opioid crisis through training first responders and key community members to implement prevention and treatment strategies. More information is online at www.waukeshacounty.gov/overdoseprevention. Follow Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow on Facebook or Twitter for the latest county news.


The results of a Waukesha County Fire and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Feasibility Study show that regional collaboration could enhance fire preven...

Fire and EMS Study Identifies Ways to Enhance Life Safety Services while Saving Taxpayer Dollars


(WAUKESHA, WI) – The results of a Waukesha County Fire and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Feasibility Study show that regional collaboration could enhance fire prevention, improve emergency services, cut costs, and reduce volunteer firefighter turnover, while allowing local fire departments to maintain their identity. The study, conducted by Fitch and Associates, LLC, analyzed fire and EMS services from several municipalities in Waukesha County.

 

“The results of this study answer a question I asked at the beginning of this process,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. “‘Is there a better way to provide the same or greater level of service to our citizens while becoming more efficient?’ The answer is ‘yes.’ Following the recommendations presented in this study will allow our local fire departments to improve their response time while cutting costs by sharing resources, without giving up their independence as local fire departments.”

 

The study, conducted by Fitch and Associates, LLC, analyzed information from numerous fire districts, Waukesha County Communications’ Computer Aided Dispatch Data, and local information from 13 participating communities. They then provided recommendations that aim to identify areas of investment to ensure reliable and sustainable service to the community while prolonging the use of volunteer firefighters.  The four prioritized high-level recommendations include:

  • Implementation of a county-wide dispatch system for all fire and EMS services
  • Regionalization of EMS services
  • Functional consolidation, including a new Training Division and a new Fire Prevention Division
  • Long-term evaluation of full consolidation

 

The results of the Waukesha County Fire and EMS Feasibility study were unveiled to fire chiefs and county municipal leaders at a meeting last night at the Waukesha County Emergency Operations Center. Later this month presentations will be made at the Executive Committee of the Waukesha County Board and during a meeting of the Waukesha County Cooperation Council.

 

About the Waukesha County Fire Study

The Waukesha County Fire and EMS Feasibility Study began in 2016 after Waukesha County surveyed local municipalities in the Lake Country area to determine their interest in helping fund a consultant study to determine whether emergency services could be improved or maintained at a reduced cost to taxpayers.  More information about the study, and the full report by Fitch and Associates, is available online at https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/countyexecutive/fire-and-ems-study/..


Waukesha County’s Child Support Division is the largest agency in state history to surpass all four federal performance measures in a single year. To ...

Waukesha County Child Support Division Recognized for Excellence


Waukesha County’s Child Support Division is the largest agency in state history to surpass all four federal performance measures in a single year. To recognize the achievement, the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, Bureau of Child Support has awarded the agency a Certificate of Excellence for fiscal year 2017.

 

“This award is the result of the hard work and dedication of our staff,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. “Strategic planning is an important part of how Waukesha County does business each and every day. Our Child Support Division used that foundation of best practices to improve year-by-year, until they achieved a level of a success outmatched any other county of comparable size.” 

 

The Certificate of Excellence recognizes a child support agency that has met or exceeded annual state performance goals in four areas: court order establishment, paternity establishment, current support collections and child support arrears collections. On each measures except paternity, Waukesha County broke every record in its recorded history. 

  • Court Order Establishment: Waukesha County achieved 93.06%; the state target is 80%.
  • Paternity Establishment: Waukesha County achieved 101.33%; the state target is 90%.
  • Current Support Collections: Waukesha County achieved 81.14%; the state target is 80%. In 2016, Waukesha County became the largest ever to reach the state target. In 2017, the county built off that success, improving nearly a full percentage point over the previous year.
  • Arrears Case Collections: Waukesha County achieved 81.06%; the state target is 80%. This was the first time in Waukesha’s history to reach the state target. It is the largest agency ever to make that benchmark.

 

About Waukesha County Child Support Division

Under the umbrella of the Corporation Counsel Office, the Child Support Division provides financial, legal, case management, and clerical services for child support cases. Legal and case management activities include establishing paternity, establishing court-ordered obligations for child support and health insurance, locating absent parents, investigating delinquent child support cases, modifying support obligations as required by law, and enforcing support obligations through a variety of administrative and judicial processes for Wisconsin and interstate cases. More information is available online at www.waukeshacounty.gov/corporationcounsel.


Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow is reminding residents of the resources available to help them stay safe during the Excessive Heat Warning in ef...

Resources Available to Waukesha County Residents During Extreme Heat


Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow is reminding residents of the resources available to help them stay safe during the Excessive Heat Warning in effect until 7:00 pm Saturday.

                                                                                          

“Excessive heat is the most frequent weather-related danger in southeast Wisconsin,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. “For this reason, Waukesha County has safeguards in place to ensure that even our most vulnerable residents can stay safe and healthy.”

 

Plan Ahead

Waukesha County residents are encouraged to plan ahead when extreme heat is on its way.

  • Stay hydrated throughout the day and limit physical activities in the heat.
  • Residents who do not have access to air conditioning may seek relief in a cooling center.

 

Cooling Centers

  • Call 211 to locate a cooling center. Dozens of cooling centers and places to cool off are located in Waukesha County, such as libraries, malls, or senior dining centers.
  • Members of the public may use Waukesha County ice arenas as free cooling stations during business hours. The cost to skate is $6.50 for adults and $5.00 for seniors and children.
    • Naga-Waukee Park Ice Arena (2699 Golf Rd, Delafield) offers public open skate today from 12:30 pm to 2:30, and tomorrow from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
    • Eble Park Ice Arena (19400 W. Bluemound Rd., Brookfield) offers public open skate today from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.
  • Retzer Nature Center’s Environmental Learning Center (S14W28167 Madison St., Waukesha) will be open from 8 am to 4:30 pm.
  • All Waukesha County Park System swimming beaches are open. Check website for locations and details: www.waukeshacounty.gov/swimming.

 

Requesting and Reporting Non-Emergency Information

Residents should only call 911 if they are experiencing an emergency situation that poses an immediate risk to health, life, property, or environment.

  • Call 911 for anyone suffering the following symptoms related to heat stroke: headache, red & dry skin without sweating, a body temperature near 103 degrees, nausea or vomiting, a rapid pulse, a declining level of alertness or loss of consciousness.
  • Pavement blow-outs can be caused by extreme heat. Call 911 for any Traffic hazards occurring on roadways or Environmental dangers. 
  • Call the WCC Non-Emergency with requests for Police or Fire at 262-446-5070.
  • Residents in need of information about non-emergency heat-related resources are encouraged to call 211. This information includes where to find cooling centers.
  • Power outages that do not result in an emergency should be reported to WE Energies at 1-800-662-4797. Power outages that result in issues with medical equipment or produce smoking, arcing, or downed wires should be reported to 911. 

 

Utility Service Disconnections

Consumers are reminded that Wisconsin law prevents a utility from disconnecting occupied dwelling units when a heat advisory, heat warning, or heat emergency is in effect.

  • Utilities are required to make reasonable attempts to reconnect service that has been disconnected for nonpayment when there is a potential threat to health or life that results from the combination of the heat and loss of service.
  • The utility may require that an occupant produce a licensed physician's statement that identifies the medical emergency for the occupant.
  • Contact the Public Service Commission Consumer Affairs at 1-800-225-7729 for more information.
  • Residents can use WE Energies’ Outage Map to see the status of any reported outages in the area https://www.we-energies.com/outagemapext/.

 

Wellness Checks

Certain populations are more vulnerable to health risks related to extreme heat, such as adults over 65; children younger than five; people with health issues such as chronic diseases, or those who take certain medications; and individuals who work outside.

  • Waukesha County’s Division of Health and Human Services is helping these populations by increasing wellness checks of current clients.
  • Residents can help these populations by checking in on elderly neighbors and by not leaving children or pets in hot cars.

 

About Waukesha County

The mission of Waukesha County government is to promote the health, safety and quality of life of citizens while fostering an economically vibrant community.  We are committed to delivering effective, high quality programs and services in a courteous and fiscally prudent manner.

 

Additional health and safety resources are available online from the Wisconsin Department of Health and Safety at https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/climate/heat.htm.

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