Waukesha County

UPCOMING EVENTS
Jul
19

Pop-Up Beer Garden

Minooka Park
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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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UPCOMING MEETINGS
Jul
16

Executive Committee

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Executive Committee

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

When: 07/16/2018 8:30 AM

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Jul
16

Mental Health Advisory Committee

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Mental Health Advisory Committee

Where: Waukesha County Health and Human Services  514 Riverview Avenue - Room 029, Waukesha, WI

When: 07/16/2018 1:30 PM

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Jul
17

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: 07/17/2018 8:30 AM

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Jul
17

Sheriff's Grievance Committee

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Sheriff's Grievance Committee

Where: Waukesha County Administration Center  515 West Moreland Blvd. - Room 155, Waukesha, WI

When: 07/17/2018 3:00 PM

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Jul
17

Substance Use Advisory Committee

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Substance Use Advisory Committee

Where: Health and Human Services Center  514 Riverview Avenue - Room 029, Waukesha, WI

When: 07/17/2018 3:00 PM

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IN THE 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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Today, Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow is proud to announce that communities who participate in the Waukesha County Recycling Program received s...

Waukesha County Celebrates Dividends to Communities that Participate in Recycling Program


 Today, Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow is proud to announce that communities who participate in the Waukesha County Recycling Program received significant funds for tax relief. The total amount of dividend payments made to communities is $1.75 million for 2018.

“Recycling is up 44% since the transition to single sort recycling. The increase in recycling also means Waukesha County communities divert 15% more material, over 12,000 tons, from the landfill, saving about $600,000 through reduced landfill disposal costs,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow.     

Each year, municipalities that participate in the program receive dividend payments to offset residential recycling program costs. The payments vary for each partner based on individual program costs, tons of recyclables and recycling rate. A breakdown of the recycling dividend payment for individual communities is located on the next page.

Since it began in 1991, partner communities have collectively recycled over 556,000 tons of materials and avoided more than $26 million in landfill disposal costs. Together, local residents continue to recycle more and recycle right, another impressive example of how Waukesha County is leading the way.

For more information, 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.

 Municipal Recycling Disbursement:           Total= $1,750,010

 

Municipality

 Tons Recycled (2017)

 Tons Landfilled

 (2017)

 Recycling Rate     (2017)

Total 2018 County Recycling Dividend

 
 

C. Brookfield

4,289

10,159

29.7%

$228,682

 

C. Delafield

685

1,955

26.0%

$39,198

 

C. Muskego

1,950

6,908

22.0%

$87,233

 

C. New Berlin

3,847

9,836

28.1%

$176,882

 

C. Oconomowoc

1,807

4,566

28.4%

$129,333

 

C. Pewaukee

1,673

3,641

31.5%

$106,166

 

C. Waukesha

5,424

14,559

27.1%

$395,871

 

T. Brookfield

460

1,299

26.1%

$28,736

 

T. Delafield

967

2,672

26.6%

$47,216

 

T. Lisbon

1,044

3,287

24.1%

$58,548

 

T. Merton

933

2,485

27.3%

$38,793

 

T. Oconomowoc

872

2,587

25.2%

$38,217

 

T. Vernon

809

2,467

24.7%

$40,852

 

T. Waukesha

881

2,704

24.6%

$55,851

 

V. Big Bend

141

479

22.7%

$10,031

 

V. Chenequa

96

241

28.5%

$5,849

 

V. Dousman

185

613

23.2%

$11,190

 

V. Eagle

193

787

19.7%

$11,688

 

V. Elm Grove

743

1,777

29.5%

$52,343

 

V. Hartland

851

2,054

29.3%

$58,142

 

V. Lac La Belle

135

210

39.1%

$4,973

 

V. Merton

360

1,000

26.4%

$21,317

 

V. Nashotah

130

206

38.7%

$8,511

 

V. Ocon Lake

83

171

32.7%

$5,189

 

V. Pewaukee

483

1,774

21.4%

$38,539

 

V. Summit

532

1,481

26.4%

$33,013

 

V. Wales

321

859

27.2%

$17,647

 

TOTAL

29,892

80,777

27.3%

$1,750,010

 

 

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

Special One-Day Electronics and Appliance Recycling Event in Brookfield


The City of Brookfield will be hosting a special one-day collection of household electronics and appliances open to any Waukesha County resident on Saturday, July 14 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The collection will take place at the Public Works Yard, located at 19700 Riverview Drive in Brookfield.

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).  No broken or de-manufactured television or computer 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.

The Town of Merton will host the next collection event on Saturday, August 11 at N78 W32101 Petersen Road 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.