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Thanksgiving and Other Closings at Waukesha County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Sites

11/14/2017 1:23:05 PM

All Waukesha County Household Hazardous Waste Collection sites will be closed on Saturday, November 25 in observance of Thanksgiving and all sites, with the exception of the Menomonee Falls site, will be closed the remainder of the year and reopen in February 2018.

Pewaukee Special One-Day Electronics and Appliance Recycling Event

11/1/2017 1:38:16 PM

The City of Pewaukee will be hosting a special one-day collection of household electronics and appliances open to any Waukesha County resident on Saturday, November 11 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The collection will take place at WCTC, 800 Main Street.

Waukesha County Celebrates First Annual Science Fest

11/1/2017 1:27:38 PM

“Cycle through the Science of Nature” at Retzer Nature Center’s first annual Science Fest! Water cycle, life cycle, migration cycle, season cycle, recycle – we’ll look at them all! his family friendly celebration of science features hands-on table activities, programs, hikes and a planetarium show. This event will be at Retzer Nature Center on Saturday, November 4 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for only $3 per person or $10 per family.

County Highway E (Main St.) in North Prairie: Brief Closure of One-Block Segment Starts Sunday, 10/22/17

10/18/2017 4:12:33 PM

A one-block segment of County Trunk Highway E (Main St.) in North Prairie is to close Sunday October 22 at 4 a.m. for reconstruction of the railroad crossing located south of E Sadd St.

Waukesha County and Goodwill e-Cycling Partnership Boosts Workforce Development, Government Efficiency

10/12/2017 10:47:32 AM

Waukesha County is moving e-cycling of its obsolete office electronics to the Goodwill Center for Work and Training in Greendale. The electronics will be refurbished, as feasible, for Goodwill’s ReTech program, which supports local workforce development and education opportunities while creating affordable used technology products. Video and interviews about the new partnership are available here.

Free Immunizations, Health Tests and Resources for Waukesha County Residents at October 11 Health Fair

10/2/2017 11:39:59 AM

In partnership with the Waukesha County Public Health Division and the School District of Waukesha, the Hispanic Collaborative Network (HCN) will host a Health Fair on Wednesday, October 11, 4:30 – 7 p.m. in the Gym at Waukesha South High School (401 E. Roberta Ave, Waukesha). The HCN Health Fair is free & open to all. Free food will be available. Seven local employers will be accepting applications and scheduling interviews.

Waukesha County to Host First Veterans' Resource Fair

10/2/2017 11:05:11 AM

Waukesha County veterans and their family members are invited to access free health services and learn about resources available to them at the first ever Waukesha County Veterans’ Resource Fair. The two-day event will be held Monday, October 16 from noon to 8 pm and Tuesday, October 17 from 8 am until 4 pm at the Waukesha Expo Center Arena (1000 Northview Road).

Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow Introduces 2018 Executive Budget

9/26/2017 7:13:54 PM

Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow has introduced his 2018 Executive Budget to the Waukesha County Board of Supervisors. The budget cuts the County tax rate for the fourth consecutive year, while falling $200,000 under the state revenue cap and investing in public safety and economic development. The County Board is expected to pass the final budget in November.

Special One-Day Electronics and Appliance Recycling Event

9/25/2017 9:56:48 AM

The Village of Hartland will be hosting a special one-day collection of household electronics and appliances open to any Waukesha County resident on Saturday, October 14 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The collection will take place at 701 Progress Drive.

Waukesha County Businesses Encouraged to Make Emergency Preparedness Plans for National Preparedness Month

9/21/2017 1:42:17 PM

Waukesha County Emergency Management Coordinator Kathy Schwei is asking county businesses to act this month by taking preparedness measures. National Preparedness Month is a nationwide effort sponsored by the US Department of Homeland Security to encourage Americans to do simple things to prepare themselves in the event of a disaster or emergency.

Public Information Meeting for Special Archery Hunt at Nashotah Park

9/18/2017 3:21:27 PM

A special archery hunt will take place in Nashotah Park, November 27 to December 17, 2017, offering a seasonal recreational activity that can be done in a safe and beneficial way. The goal of the special archery hunt is to reduce the deer herd that is preventing native plants and seedlings from regenerating forested areas in the Park.

Voluntary e-Filing for Probate Cases starting 9/15/17

9/13/2017 11:55:53 AM

Waukesha will have voluntary e-filing for Probate (PR and IN) case types effective 9/15/17. A mandatory e-filing date for these case types will be established in 2018.

New Environmental  Education Program Kicks Off in Waukesha County

9/12/2017 11:37:52 AM

On Tuesday, September 12, 2017 a new environmental education program kicks off for K—12 students in Waukesha County. The program is a collaboration between Waukesha County, the School District of Waukesha and Carroll University in order to create a regional environmental education model that meets state and national academic standards.

Residents and Businesses May Recycle Landscape Plastics at Johnson's Nursery, Inc

9/11/2017 10:48:28 AM

Residents and businesses are invited to drop off used plastic growing pots, plant trays, and plant containers free of charge at Johnson's Nursery Inc., W180 N6275 Marcy Road, Menomonee Falls for collection. Residents may drop off containers year-round during 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.

Public Information Meeting for Waukesha County Park and Open Space Plan

9/11/2017 10:10:44 AM

The Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use invites all interested parties to attend the public information meeting regarding updates to the Park and Open Space Plan. This meeting will be an open house allowing interested parties an opportunity to interact with Waukesha County staff, ask questions and provide comments.

Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow Cuts Borrowing by $3.3M in 2018-2022 Capital Plan

9/6/2017 7:34:50 PM

Waukesha County’s 2018 – 2022 Capital Plan will reduce previously planned borrowing by $3.3M. The Capital Plan includes funding for all major projects to be proposed in the County budget over the next five years, such as road, facility, and parks projects, as well as investments in technology. The Waukesha County Board of Supervisors is currently reviewing the Plan and is anticipated to vote on it during their Tuesday, October 24 board meeting.

Waukesha County Commemorates International Overdose Awareness Day with Proclamation, Butterfly Release

9/6/2017 2:22:52 PM

Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow proclaimed Thursday, August 31 2017 Overdose Awareness Day in Waukesha County to raise awareness that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.

Waukesha County Emergency Management Asks Residents to Create Emergency Supply Kits

9/6/2017 2:19:38 PM

Waukesha County Emergency Management Coordinator Kathy Schwei is asking residents to create an emergency supply kit this month. September is National Preparedness Month, a nationwide effort sponsored by the US Department of Homeland Security to encourage Americans to do simple things to prepare themselves in the event of a disaster or emergency.

Recycling Facility Open for Doors Open Milwaukee

9/6/2017 12:36:48 PM

The public is invited to tour the City of Milwaukee/Waukesha County Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) as a part of Doors Open Milwaukee. The annual event invites the public to explore Milwaukee’s art, architecture, culture and history, and is a great opportunity for the community to tour their MRF, located at 1401 W. Mt. Vernon Ave., Milwaukee. The free, ticket-required guided tours will take place on Saturday, September 23 at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Limited tickets are available online starting Tuesday, September 6 at www.doorsopenmilwaukee.org on a first come, first served basis.

Need to contact your legislative representative

8/31/2017 10:13:31 AM

To determine your Wisconsin legislators, you may go to the Wisconsin Legislature website www.legis.state.wi.us and you will be able to find your legislators by address, by municipality, or by using a map on at (414) 479-8800Call: (414) 479-8800

2017 Judicial Rotation

8/31/2017 9:17:08 AM

2016 Jury Report Available

8/28/2017 10:27:38 PM

County Trunk Highway LO (Eagle Lake Ave) to Close West of STH 83 on August 7

8/8/2017 4:36:13 PM

A segment of Eagle Lake Avenue (County Highway LO) is scheduled for a closure on Monday, August 7 at 7 am until Friday, August 18 at 5 pm (approx.) for culvert replacement construction.

Special One-Day Electronics and Appliance Recycling Event

8/8/2017 4:34:52 PM

The Town of Merton will be hosting a special one-day collection of household electronics and appliances open to any Waukesha County resident on Saturday, August 12 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The collection will take place at N78 W32101 Petersen Road

Community Input Sought on Top 3 Health Priorities for Waukesha County

8/8/2017 4:33:46 PM

The Waukesha County Community Health Improvement Plan and Process (CHIPP) Steering Committee invites Waukesha County residents to a drop-in Open House on Wednesday, August 9th at the Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Rd, Waukesha. A fun, interactive voting process will occur between 3–5 p.m. to help determine Waukesha County’s health-related priority areas for the next 4 years.

Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow's Statement on the Foxconn Announcement

8/8/2017 4:32:53 PM

“First, I want to thank Governor Scott Walker for his leadership and his commitment to economic development. Both were vital to landing this once in a lifetime opportunity. The Governor engaged regional partnerships, including the legislature; the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC); the Milwaukee 7 (M7) and its partners; and county and municipal leaders to work together with a common goal.

Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow Statement on Washington County's Shared Services Proposal

8/8/2017 4:31:30 PM

“We have received Washington County’s letter and I have spoken to County Administrator Schoemann to express interest in a partnership to increase service to residents while saving valuable taxpayer dollars.