WAUKESHA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS UNANIMOUSLY PASSES 2023 WAUKESHA COUNTY BUDGET
11/15/2022 1:50:22 PM
11/15/2022 1:50:22 PM
11/8/2022 2:49:09 PM
9/27/2022 1:37:46 PM
9/8/2022 10:14:18 AM
The Friends of Retzer Nature Center’s Apple Harvest Festival is returning for its 35th season on Saturday, September 17. Featuring its popular traditions, Apple Harvest Festival includes the apple market – more than a dozen varieties while supplies last – arts and crafts vendors, a beer garden, and live music. For the entire family, there’s self-guided activities across the entire Retzer Nature Center grounds. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Retzer Nature Center located at S14W28167 Madison Street in Waukesha.
9/1/2022 3:33:37 PM
On Thursday, September 1, 2022, County Executive Paul Farrow submitted Waukesha County’s 2023 – 2027 Capital Projects Plan to the County Board of Supervisors. The Board is anticipated to vote on it during their Tuesday, October 25th board meeting.
9/1/2022 8:50:00 AM
The month of September has been designated by the Wisconsin Court System as a time to recognize the importance of jurors...
8/31/2022 9:17:35 AM
On this International Overdose Awareness Day, August 31, 2022, Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow is offering a preview of his proposed 2023 County Executive Budget by announcing plans to fight the opioid crisis and support mental health outcomes through use of settlement and American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.
8/15/2022 10:14:39 AM
Waukesha County is pleased to announce that together with the Wisconsin Master Naturalist program it will co-host the Wisconsin Summit for Natural Resources Volunteers from October 6-8 at various locations throughout the county. Residents and visitors interested in natural resources and Master Naturalists are invited to register for the event to take part in field tours, hikes, workshops, and presentations.
8/11/2022 4:07:52 PM
The Waukesha County Veterans Services Office (CVSO) urges all Veterans of the Vietnam, Gulf War, and post-911 eras, or their surviving family members, to schedule an appointment with their office to determine if additional benefits are afforded by the passage of PACT Act.
8/1/2022 11:06:47 AM
On Monday, August 1, 2022, Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow declared fentanyl a community health crisis. Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid up to 100 times more powerful than morphine, is fueling overdose deaths across the US and Wisconsin.
7/28/2022 9:38:49 AM
Waukesha County Mental Health Center (WCMHC) will become a 16-bed psychiatric hospital, effective August 1, 2022. The State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services Division of Quality Assurance has approved the WCMHC request to change the status from a 28-bed Institute for Mental Disease (IMD) to a 16-bed psychiatric hospital.
7/25/2022 3:39:43 PM
The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office would like to announce that our Metro Drug Unit is in the process of transitioning into a DEA task force later this year. The Metro Drug Unit has been in existence for over twenty-five years; is led by the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office; and is made up of several Waukesha County law enforcement agencies. The Metro Drug Unit investigates local drug complaints of production and distribution of controlled substances within Waukesha County. They also provide investigative support for drug related overdose cases to local law enforcement agencies and drug-based presentations to the community.
6/2/2022 9:53:14 AM
Waukesha County Airport will host its first Food Truck Friday of the season on Friday, June 3, 11 am-1:30 pm. Featured food trucks this week are Denson’s Catering and Sandwich Sisters. This is a free-entry family-friendly event hosted outside the airport terminal building inside the Waukesha County Airport at 2525 Aviation Drive.
5/25/2022 10:59:46 AM
Waukesha County has earned Triple-A bond ratings, the highest possible, from both Moody’s Investors Service and Fitch Ratings. The rating signifies exceptional creditworthiness and ability to meet financial obligations. This benefits Waukesha County residents by helping lower borrowing costs and keep the tax rate low.
5/24/2022 2:49:24 PM
With peak grilling and planting season around the corner, Waukesha County reminds residents to dispose of their summer waste items properly. Propane tanks, landscape plastics and hoses never belong in curbside recycling containers
5/23/2022 9:27:52 AM
Waukesha County Parks beach swimming season will open with Swim at Your Own Risk (SAYOR) hours at six beach locations on Friday, May 27. There will be no lifeguards staffed at any beaches this season due to the labor shortage.
5/19/2022 2:08:05 PM
Waukesha County will host four Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) One-Time Collection events this year in addition to operating three ongoing collection sites. All events and sites are free to Waukesha County residents with proof of residency.
5/13/2022 3:05:14 PM
Waukesha County leaders are pleased to announce that Union Pacific will undertake replacement of the railroad crossing at Moorland Road (County Highway O) in New Berlin, just south of Greenfield Avenue (State Highway 59). Construction is set for Saturday, May 21 through Tuesday, May 24, 2022. During this work, a 1.5-mile segment of Moorland Road (CTH O) will be closed between West Greenfield Avenue (State Highway 59) and West Cleveland Avenue (County Highway D). Drivers will be detoured to S. 108th Street. Alternate routes are strongly encouraged. Additional resources for Waukesha County drivers are found at www.WaukeshaCounty.gov/Crossing.
5/10/2022 10:25:11 AM
For National Prevention Week in 2022, Waukesha County leaders announce new efforts to prevent substance abuse in the community. The Waukesha County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has allocated additional grant funds to schools and the community to enhance primary substance abuse prevention; the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office will implement a pilot program that deploys mental health professionals to crisis calls in real-time; and peer support will increase at the community level.
5/5/2022 11:22:30 AM
Waukesha County Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) staff encourage residents to volunteer for the statewide Clean Boats, Clean Waters project to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species and fish diseases between lakes, rivers and streams. Free training for boat launch inspectors are being held throughout May.
5/2/2022 9:57:15 AM
Waukesha County Parks and The Tap Yard Beer Gardens invite residents and visitors to celebrate the new beer garden in Fox Brook Park with a ribbon cutting and ceremonial first pour on Wednesday, May 4 at 3 p.m. Fox Brook Park is located at 2925 N. Barker Road in Brookfield.
4/28/2022 3:38:37 PM
Waukesha County Parks staff along with Johnson’s Nursery, Inc. and numerous volunteers will be planting over 300 trees in honor of Arbor Day at Minooka Park on Friday, April 29 between 9 a.m. and noon. Minooka Park is located at 1927 E. Sunset Drive in Waukesha.
4/27/2022 4:13:08 PM
Waukesha County and its municipal partners will host seventeen collection sites on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Saturday, April 30, 2022. Residents are encouraged to bring unused and expired medications to the sites to help prevent misuse and to keep chemicals out of the water supply
4/19/2022 12:00:00 AM
The first meeting of the 177th year of the Waukesha County Board of Supervisors took place on Tuesday, April 19, 2022. County Board Supervisors took the oath of office and welcomed new members: Larry Bangs (District 24), Darryl Enriquez (District 19), Brian Meier (District 17), Terry Thieme (District 10) and Matthew Weil (District 2). Jennifer Grant (District 5) and Robert Kolb (District 15) are re-joining the County Board after serving in previous years.
4/11/2022 9:12:19 AM
Countywide garlic mustard pulling special workday on Saturday, April 23
4/8/2022 9:08:00 AM
Waukesha County Public Works and design consultant Kapur and Associates invite you to a Public Involvement Meeting for the proposed improvement of County Highway T (N. Grandview Blvd.) from Northview Rd. to I-94. The meeting is set for April 21, 2022, at Waukesha County Highway Operations, 1641 Woodburn Rd., Waukesha, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
3/31/2022 3:45:52 PM
Waukesha County invites residents and visitors to observe Earth Day through a variety of opportunities and events about our home planet. Individuals and families can take part in activities from April 18-29, including The Friends of Retzer Nature Center’s Annual Earth Week Celebration on Saturday, April 23 at Retzer Nature Center.
3/24/2022 11:29:49 AM
Construction is scheduled to begin on Monday April 4, 2022, on a Waukesha County Public Works project to rehabilitate the County Trunk Highway XX bridge over Pebble Brook.
3/23/2022 1:46:49 PM
Waukesha County Public Works. along with their engineering consultants Graef and RA Smith, will host a public information meeting for a project to rehabilitate/replace the pavement along Moorland Road (CTH O) in the City of Brookfield. The informational meeting will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2022, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Brookfield Square Mall’s Center Court in Brookfield, WI.
3/21/2022 4:00:29 PM
The Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use is happy to announce that three more communities will join the Adopt-A-Drain program to celebrate World Water Day, March 22, 2022. The additions of the Villages of Mukwonago, Pewaukee and Sussex will bring the total to six communities keeping local storm drains clean.
2/28/2022 3:42:06 PM
On March 1, National Wedding Planning Day, the Waukesha County Clerk encourages couples to be prepared to apply for a marriage license before their ceremony. New Act 84 legislation, which takes effect July 1, 2022, will streamline some parts of the process mid-summer.
2/28/2022 3:28:01 PM
Waukesha County's application for a $2.281 million federal grant to assist in completion of the Lake Country Trail Underpass at State Highway 67 was approved. The funds are from the Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality (CMAQ) program, a reimbursement program administered by Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) that assists local agencies with projects to improve air quality and reduce congestion.
2/25/2022 11:04:21 AM
The Waukesha County Department of Public Works. along with their engineering consultants AECOM and EMCS, will host a public information meeting for a project to rehabilitate/replace the pavement along Moorland Road (CTH O) in the City of New Berlin. The informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the New Berlin City Hall (3805 S. Casper Drive, New Berlin, WI).
2/7/2022 4:25:19 PM
Judicial Rotation will take effect August 1st, 2022...
2/3/2022 9:28:30 AM
Waukesha County Public Health will shift COVID-19 case investigation and contact tracing efforts to high-priority prevention and response activities, in alignment with new recommendations by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) issued last week, and in a joint statement by multiple national public health entities. Isolation and quarantine recommendations are not impacted by these changes.
2/1/2022 3:26:52 PM
Waukesha County Parks invites residents and visitors to come enjoy an evening trek in the parks this month at a Wild Winter Night Candlelight Hike. Join for one or more fun nights in February with your friends and family.
1/18/2022 12:01:22 PM
1/13/2022 9:30:16 AM
A public information meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 25, 2022 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, at the Pewaukee City Hall Council Chambers, W240 N3065 Pewaukee Road, Pewaukee, WI 53702.
1/12/2022 1:46:09 PM
Waukesha County health officials encourage homeowners to test for radon gas during National Radon Action Month in January. Thousands of homes in southeast Wisconsin have elevated levels of radon, and radon exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer behind cigarette smoking.
12/1/2021 12:40:58 PM
Waukesha County would like to remind residents that proper disposal of medical sharps reduces health risks for curbside collection crews and recycling facility workers. December is International Sharps Injury Prevention Awareness Month and Wisconsin medical waste rules require safe management and disposal of sharps to prevent accidental needle sticks and other sharps injuries
11/29/2021 4:30:49 PM
Judicial rotation will occur January 3, 2022. The changes are...
11/23/2021 10:40:11 AM
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.
11/22/2021 4:22:23 PM
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.
11/12/2021 2:35:41 PM
Waukesha County Public Health and Waukesha County Emergency Management announce new COVID-19 testing sites.
11/11/2021 2:14:20 PM
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.
11/9/2021 11:56:45 AM
Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow invites residents and visitors to get outside and enjoy the Waukesha County Park System over Thanksgiving week. All nine fee-based parks will have free entrance from Monday, November 22 through Sunday, November 28.
10/26/2021 4:25:00 PM
Waukesha County invites residents of all ages to celebrate our daily connection with science, technology, engineering, art, and math at the annual Friends of Retzer Nature Center’s Science Fest. Attendees will enjoy free admission on Saturday, November 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to explore, engage and discover at Retzer Environmental Learning Center located at S14W28167 Madison Street, Waukesha.
10/12/2021 2:41:48 PM
On Tuesday, October 12, 2021, Waukesha County leaders celebrated completion of the Secure Courtroom addition to the Waukesha County Courthouse. This milestone concludes Phase One of Waukesha County’s Courthouse Project which will increase security, address aging infrastructure, and enhance accessibility to Circuit Courts Services. The next phase, to renovate the original 1959 Courthouse, will begin in 2022.
9/28/2021 3:57:51 PM
On Tuesday, September 28, Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow introduced his 2022 Executive Budget to the Waukesha County Board of Supervisors. Justice and public safety remain Waukesha County’s top priorities, while supporting economic development and conservative stewardship of taxpayer dollars. The proposed budget would cut the County tax rate for the eighth consecutive year, including every year County Executive Farrow has been in office. The Board of Supervisors is expected to pass the final budget in November.
8/31/2021 4:37:00 PM
Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow proclaimed Tuesday, August 31, 2021, Overdose Awareness Day in Waukesha County to raise awareness that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable, and to announce recommitted resources to fight the opioid epidemic.
8/12/2021 11:12:23 AM
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.
7/12/2021 9:30:16 AM
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.
7/6/2021 10:35:12 AM
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.
6/29/2021 9:51:31 AM
Waukesha County’s Muskego Park Hardwoods State Scientific Area will be formally inducted into the Old-Growth Forest Network on Friday, July 9, 2021. The dedication will take place at Muskego Park’s picnic area #4 near the trailhead at 4:30 p.m. and will be followed by guided hikes into the forest. Muskego Park is located at S83 W20370 Janesville Rd. in Muskego.
6/24/2021 9:44:46 AM
As of June 21st, the Probate Division has relocated to the Juvenile Center...
6/16/2021 3:24:59 PM
Renters and landlords in Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties are urged to apply for emergency rental assistance funds before the national eviction moratorium ends on June 30. Applications for Milwaukee and Waukesha County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Programs (ERAP) are online at: https://webportalapp.com/sp/communityadvocates-application.
6/2/2021 11:46:28 AM
Municipalities throughout Waukesha County will host special one-day events for the collection of household hazardous waste items in order to keep them out of landfills. The events are free and open to any Waukesha County resident with proof of residency.
5/27/2021 3:07:27 PM
With peak grilling season around the corner, Waukesha County reminds residents to keep propane containers out of curbside recycling bins and trash containers. Residents should bring propane cylinders or tanks to local retail stores.
5/27/2021 2:58:25 PM
The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Waukesha County will administer the Senior Farmers’ Market Voucher Nutrition Program (SFMNP) starting June 1st. Seniors who are at least 60 years old (Native Americans 55 years or older) and have household incomes 185% or less than the federal poverty income guidelines are eligible to receive $25 worth of vouchers to purchase fresh, nutritious, unprepared fruits, vegetables, and herbs from participating farmers' markets and roadside stands.
5/25/2021 4:06:04 PM
Waukesha County Parks beach swimming season will open with Swim at Your Own Risk (SAYOR) hours at six beach locations on Friday, May 28. Lifeguard On Duty hours will begin with staggered starts at Fox Brook and Menomonee Parks in June.
5/24/2021 3:52:10 PM
Effective May 24, 2021, the Order Vacating Operational and Jury COVID Plans...
5/19/2021 4:26:26 PM
We are very pleased to publish the 2020 Annual Jury Program Report...
5/17/2021 12:01:44 PM
On Monday, May 17, 2021, Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow initiated the process to end the State of Emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ordinance to end the State of Emergency will be considered by the Waukesha County Board of Supervisors at the Tuesday, June 22 Board Meeting. If passed, the State of Emergency will end on Wednesday, June 30.
5/6/2021 4:29:50 PM
Waukesha County, in partnership with area school districts, will immediately amend quarantine guidelines for K-12 schools that continue to commit to other COVID-19 mitigation efforts, including mask-wearing. The guidelines are designed to protect the overall health and well-being of students, teachers, and staff by balancing the lower risk of transmission in schools with the burden of quarantine.
5/3/2021 11:50:29 AM
Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow and Washington County Executive Joshua Schoemann invite county park annual sticker holders to explore parks in another county over the upcoming ‘Parks Without Borders’ weekends. Participants will receive admission to various parks on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day weekends.
4/27/2021 12:43:14 PM
Waukesha County, Wisconsin, June 8-10, 2021: A team of assessors from the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Group (WILEAG) will be on-site June 8 through 10, 2021 to examine all aspects of the Waukesha County Sheriff’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services. Agencies are required to comply with all the standards in these areas to earn accreditation, which is a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence.
4/23/2021 2:01:24 PM
Waukesha County has been awarded Triple-A bond ratings, the highest possible, from both Moody’s Investors Service and Fitch Ratings. The rating signifies exceptional credit-worthiness and ability to meet financial obligations. This helps lower borrowing costs and the tax rate in Waukesha County.
4/20/2021 3:47:42 PM
Waukesha County will begin transitioning COVD-19 vaccination operations from Public Health to local healthcare systems’ clinics and pharmacies once 60 percent of the County’s eligible population is vaccinated, which is expected to be met by the end of this week.
4/1/2021 3:10:01 PM
Waukesha County Public Health and Waukesha County Emergency Management announce that the final date of COVID-19 testing at the Waukesha County Expo Center was Tuesday, March 30. This action follows a decrease in demand for testing, fewer active cases of the virus, and the completion of the planned withdrawal of the Wisconsin National Guard at the community testing site.
3/31/2021 1:54:21 PM
On Wednesday, March 31, 2021, Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow announced that the county will not issue a local mask order after the Wisconsin Supreme Court overturned the statewide mask mandate.
3/24/2021 4:01:25 PM
On Wednesday, March 24, 2021, Waukesha County updated its large gathering recommendation in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new guidance advises that indoor venues may host events with no capacity limits when CDC guidelines are followed, with a focus on social distancing, separation of groups, and mask-wearing. The previous recommendation advised that a 50% capacity, or up to 250 individuals, could gather indoors. The outdoor event venue recommendation continues to include no capacity limits when safety measures are in place. The recommendation applies to special events such as weddings and sporting events, not daily business functions.
3/18/2021 4:01:03 PM
Waukesha County, in partnership with Community Advocates, Inc., is launching an Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) to help people experiencing financial hardship to stay in their homes because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is now accepting applications. More information about how to apply is available at https://communityadvocates.net.
3/18/2021 3:00:20 PM
Waukesha County, in partnership with area healthcare systems and schools, has reached multiple milestones in the vaccination of the population. More than a quarter of the County population is now vaccinated. That figure includes the vast majority of educational staff interested in being vaccinated. Area healthcare systems, pharmacies, schools, and school districts led proactive efforts, in collaboration with Waukesha County Public Health, to ensure critical populations could access vaccine as quickly as possible.
3/12/2021 2:43:54 PM
As of Friday, March 12, 2021, COVID-19 testing opportunities at the Waukesha County Expo Center are being downscaled by Waukesha County due to a planned withdrawal of the deployment of the Wisconsin National Guard at the community testing site, a decrease in demand for testing, and fewer active cases of the virus. COVID-19 testing continues to be available at clinics, pharmacies, and other locations throughout the county.
2/26/2021 2:53:35 PM
Waukesha County and its healthcare partners will continue to focus COVID-19 vaccination efforts on the 65 and older population until at least 60% of the individuals in this group have had access to at least one dose of vaccine.
2/10/2021 1:40:44 PM
On Wednesday, February 10, 2021 the Waukesha County Expo Center community vaccination clinic will administer 1,000 COVID-19 vaccines to eligible individuals on its first full day of independent operations. On Monday the clinic administered 328 vaccines in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ mobile vaccination unit.
2/3/2021 11:01:07 PM
Waukesha County has reached a milestone in its vaccination efforts. As of Wednesday, February 3, more doses of vaccine have been administered to residents to protect them against COVID-19 than have been documented as infected with the virus.
2/1/2021 1:47:05 PM
On Monday, February 8, 2021 the Waukesha County Expo Center will open as a community vaccination clinic, expanding the network of sites that currently include area hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and fire stations. The Center will initially complete vaccination of Phase 1A healthcare workers and emergency responders, and certain members of the Phase 1B group as identified by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). The Center is not open to the public at this time.
1/27/2021 9:43:31 PM
Starting on Monday, February 1, 2021, many Waukesha County residents who test positive for COVID-19 will receive either a text alert or email from Waukesha County Public Health instead of a phone call. Text message notifications will come from the number “48355.”
1/27/2021 12:13:15 PM
Today, Waukesha County added vaccination data to its COVID-19 Dashboard on a Vaccine Data tab. This new information will keep the public informed about the numbers of COVID-19 vaccines administered to Waukesha County residents.
1/26/2021 1:40:10 PM
Waukesha County, in partnership with Housing Resources Inc., is announcing the launch of the Waukesha County Mortgage Assistance Program for homeowners experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
1/25/2021 10:21:26 AM
Waukesha County Public Health and its healthcare system partners Advocate Aurora Health, Ascension Wisconsin, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, and ProHealth Care are coordinating vaccination of adults 65 and older. This scalable, community-based strategy leverages existing healthcare, emergency service provider, educational and business partnerships to vaccinate the population while maintaining existing COVID-19 infrastructure.
1/22/2021 2:36:58 PM
Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow has signed Waukesha County COVID-19 Executive Order #4, which allows the County to use existing budget appropriations up to $2.3 million to fund the operation of the community vaccination program until the Board of Supervisors can consider an ordinance approving the use of federal funding.
1/19/2021 9:53:49 AM
Waukesha County’s network of COVID-19 vaccination sites is expanding as local fire departments host clinics to vaccinate Phase 1A individuals, law enforcement, and fire professionals. Waukesha County’s scalable, community-based strategy will leverage existing healthcare, emergency service providers, educational and business partnerships to vaccinate the population while maintaining existing COVID-19 infrastructure. Many of those being vaccinated at these sites will help vaccinate members of the public in future phases. Most individuals will be vaccinated by their normal healthcare provider or pharmacy and are not currently eligible to be vaccinated at these clinics. Information about Waukesha County community vaccination sites will be available in February.
1/15/2021 1:57:46 PM
On Friday, January 15, 2021, school nurses and health aides from Waukesha County area schools are beginning to receive their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Access to the vaccine is the result of an offer from ProHealth Care, who is partnering with Waukesha County Public Health and local school districts to ensure their Phase 1A priority groups can be vaccinated safely and efficiently. Hundreds of school nurses and aides who care for students when they become ill are eligible to be vaccinated.
1/8/2021 11:47:00 PM
Friday, January 8, 2021, Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow announced the appointment of Elizabeth Aldred as the new Director of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The County Board is expected to approve the appointment on January 26. Ms. Aldred will assume her new role the week of January 25, 2021.
1/8/2021 4:04:36 PM
A collaborative effort between Waukesha County, fire departments and Ascension Wisconsin will vaccinate hundreds of local Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workers against COVID-19. Waukesha County is working with community partners to connect existing health care facilities with unaffiliated Phase 1A healthcare workers, such as dentists, home healthcare providers and other healthcare workers not aligned with hospitals, to the vaccine during the first phase of distribution.
1/5/2021 9:37:18 AM
Waukesha County Parks and Land Use invites residents to tune in daily during the WI Salt Wise Partnership’s “Wisconsin Salt Awareness Week” to learn how road salt affects our drinking water, pets, freshwater ecosystems, and more. The expert-led series of talks will be livestreamed on YouTube from Monday, January 11 to Friday, January 15, 2021.
1/4/2021 9:07:11 AM
12/8/2020 3:23:19 PM
Waukesha County Public Health supports the new quarantine guidelines for asymptomatic close contacts announced last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). The guidance provides new options to end quarantine early for people who are not having symptoms but were in close contact to someone diagnosed with COVID-19. Waukesha County Public Health will adopt the new guidance effective Wednesday, December 9, 2020. Contact tracing partners, such as schools and employers, may choose to apply the new guidance to asymptomatic quarantines already in progress. The county is working with public health staff and stakeholders to effectively train and implement the new recommendations. Documentation relative to the changes is in the process of being updated.
11/19/2020 8:01:11 AM
On Wednesday, November 18, 2020, enhancements to Waukesha County’s Hospital Capacity tab on its COVID-19 dashboard went live. The updates include new visualizations to provide residents and community leaders better context for how COVID-19 hospitalizations, bed use, and ventilator use, impact the healthcare system in the County.
11/17/2020 1:37:07 PM
On Tuesday, November 17, Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow and Health Officer Benjamen Jones are asking residents to focus on safety ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday as COVID-19 cases rise and Waukesha County Public Health enters a new phase in managing the pandemic. The County is preparing to add new modifications to its contact tracing process to continue tracking all positive cases in the county. It is also taking its first steps in preparing for vaccine distribution as early as December.
11/17/2020 1:37:07 PM
On Tuesday, November 17, Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow and Health Officer Benjamen Jones are asking residents to focus on safety ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday as COVID-19 cases rise and Waukesha County Public Health enters a new phase in managing the pandemic. The County is preparing to add new modifications to its contact tracing process to continue tracking all positive cases in the county. It is also taking its first steps in preparing for vaccine distribution as early as December.
11/16/2020 9:28:59 AM
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has awarded Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use the 2020 Recycling Excellence Award for Innovation for the creation of a mobile application to address contamination in residential curbside recycling bins.
11/16/2020 9:28:59 AM
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has awarded Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use the 2020 Recycling Excellence Award for Innovation for the creation of a mobile application to address contamination in residential curbside recycling bins.
10/29/2020 9:40:18 AM
As of October 20, 2020, Waukesha County Public Health has modified its standards of practice within disease investigation, contact notification, and symptom monitoring to be able to meet the current demands on disease containment in a sustainable way.
10/26/2020 8:39:40 AM
In a continued effort to reduce the deer population in Nashotah Park, Waukesha County will open a limited archery hunt within the park to hunters that are licensed and have deer harvest authorization (formerly known as deer tags)through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The special archery hunt will take place from November 27 through December 17, 2020 in Nashotah Park, located at W330 N5113 County Highway C.
10/16/2020 9:12:42 AM
Waukesha County has been notified by the Department of Health Services that the Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System (WEDSS) will be off-line for a system upgrade this evening through October 18. WEDSS is the state’s system designed to facilitate reporting, investigation, and surveillance of communicable diseases such as COVID-19.
10/9/2020 3:37:59 PM
Waukesha County Public Health announces new partnerships with two local healthcare providers to expand COVID-19 testing in Waukesha County. Beginning the week of October 12th, Village Primary Care Providers and the Waukesha Free Clinic at Carroll University will provide free COVID-19 testing to Wisconsin residents ages 5 years or older, and for individuals who work in Wisconsin. All tests will be conducted at no cost to individuals. Those getting tested do not need proof of insurance, proof of identification, a referral to be tested, or a primary care physician.
9/22/2020 4:08:23 PM
Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow has introduced his 2021 Executive Budget to the Waukesha County Board of Supervisors. The budget invests in public safety and economic development while falling under the state levy cap and cutting the County tax rate for the seventh consecutive year, including all six years County Executive Farrow has been in office. The Board of Supervisors is expected to pass the final budget in November.
9/22/2020 4:05:36 PM
Waukesha County Public Works is set to replace the culvert structure on County Highway Y at Pilak Creek Tributary in the City of Muskego. The project is located on CTH Y just south of Pioneer Drive. Construction is scheduled to begin on September 28, 2020 and to continue through November, 2020.
9/17/2020 2:21:00 PM
Waukesha County Communications hometown heroes will be featured in the new ABC unscripted series “Emergency Call.” The new 10-episode series, hosted by actor Luke Wilson, will document the first few crucial minutes of emergencies told through the lens of America’s heroic 911 call takers. The series premieres Monday, September 28 at 9 pm on ABC. You can view the “Emergency Call” trailer here.
9/3/2020 3:11:17 PM
On Thursday, September 3, 2020, Waukesha County updated its large gathering recommendation in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak. The new guidance advises indoor venues may host events at 50% capacity, or up to 250 individuals, whichever number is less, with a focus on maintaining appropriate social distancing. Outdoor events may exceed 250 individuals when proper outdoor space, separation of groups, social distancing, and other CDC guidelines are followed. Previous recommendation advised that groups of up to 100 people could gather. The recommendations apply to special events such as weddings and sporting events, not daily business functions.
9/2/2020 12:52:10 PM
Waukesha County’s 2021 – 2025 Capital Plan invests in essential infrastructure that is vital to long-term economic development, safety, and quality of life for residents. 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. The Waukesha County Board of Supervisors will begin reviewing the Plan soon and is anticipated to vote on it during their Tuesday, October 27 board meeting.
9/1/2020 1:53:00 PM
The month of September has been designated by the Wisconsin Court System as a time to recognize the importance of jurors...
9/1/2020 11:16:01 AM
On Tuesday, September 1, 2020, Waukesha County announced its four-pronged approach to “Stay Safe to Stay Open” as schools open and autumn nears. The County has focused on enhancing capabilities to control the COVID-19 pandemic in the following strategic areas: contact tracing, testing, data collection and visualization and educational partnerships.
8/17/2020 9:32:56 AM
In an effort to increase recycling rates and reduce contamination, Waukesha County officials are encouraging residents to “Recycle Right” by refreshing their recycling knowledge and ensure only acceptable, loose recyclables are put in curbside containers.
7/30/2020 5:18:52 PM
Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow made the following statement after Governor Tony Evers issued a statewide mandatory mask mandate on July 30, 2020.
7/29/2020 8:04:06 AM
On Wednesday, July 29, 2020, Waukesha County and local schools and school districts announced a partnership that provides flexible health and safety guidelines to help open safely in the fall, while also urging residents to take action now to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Nineteen school districts in Waukesha County have committed to follow the principles of “Stay Safe to Stay Open” recommendations developed by area schools and the Waukesha County Division of Public Health. The guidelines allow schools to follow a framework that optimizes a safe start to the academic year while providing flexibility for each district or school to operate under a plan that meets the distinct needs of their student population and campus footprint.
7/27/2020 9:41:22 AM
Beginning July 25, 2020, local health partners, including Waukesha County Public Health, Ascension Wisconsin, Aurora Health Care, Children’s Wisconsin, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin and ProHealth Care are urging residents to participate in a community health telephone survey. The Community Health Assessment (CHA) survey will provide valuable data for continued evaluation of community needs and help guide government, not-for-profit, and volunteer organizations as they fashion services to meet the most pressing health needs of the community. JKV Research, an independent research firm that specializes in community surveys, and Management Decisions (phone number: 414-774-0623), will be making calls to cell phones and landlines until they have reached 400 people allowing for results to be projectable to the county.
7/24/2020 5:15:24 PM
Waukesha County Public Health and the Waukesha County Office of Emergency Management are partnering with the Wisconsin National Guard to open a two-day COVID-19 regional testing site. All Wisconsin residents or individuals who work in the state and are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 can get tested at THE Waukesha County Expo Center (1000 Northview Rd, Waukesha, WI) on Monday, July 27 and Tuesday, July 28 from 11 am until 7 pm, or until 400 tests have been allocated each day.
7/24/2020 11:18:44 AM
Waukesha County Public Works is planning to replace the culvert structure on County Highway Y at Pilak Creek Tributary in the City of Muskego. The project site is located on CTH Y just south of Pioneer Drive. Construction is anticipated to begin on September 8, 2020, and continue to mid-November, 2020.
7/21/2020 3:27:03 PM
Waukesha County and Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin are partnering to meet a critical need for blood donations. The Waukesha County Cares Community Blood Drive Week Honoring Healthcare Heroes will take place at a variety of locations July 27 – August 2, 2020.
7/21/2020 3:20:43 PM
On behalf of Union Pacific Railroad, Waukesha County Public Works is announcing an upcoming closure to a Waukesha County Highway. Union Pacific Railroad has scheduled the replacement of the railroad bridge over County Trunk Highway P (Brown Street) in the Town of Oconomowoc. The project site is located just south of CTH CW (Mapleton Road).
7/17/2020 5:35:44 PM
Waukesha County Public Health and the Waukesha County Office of Emergency Management are partnering with the Wisconsin National Guard to open a two-day COVID-19 community testing site. All Wisconsin residents or individuals who work in the state and are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 can get tested at Waukesha County Expo Center (1000 Northview Rd, Waukesha, WI) on July 21 and 22 from 11 am until 7 pm.
7/14/2020 10:07:10 AM
On Tuesday, July 14, 2020, Waukesha County and Carroll University announced a partnership that will enhance efforts to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus through the implementation of the Contact Investigator Training Badge program. The new program, administered by Carroll University, is a curriculum that will significantly increase the number of active contact investigators in Waukesha County and allow staff who have been aiding in contact tracing efforts to return to normal duties.
7/7/2020 2:03:23 PM
7/2/2020 3:55:40 PM
View the Operating Plan for Waukesha Circuit Court Resumption of Jury Trials. Effective July 7th, 2020...
7/2/2020 3:39:00 PM
On Thursday, July 2, 2020, Chief Judge of the Third Judicial District Jennifer Dorow signed an order that will allow jury trials to resume in Waukesha County, effective Tuesday, July 7. The Waukesha County Circuit Courts operating plan outlines how jury trials shall be safely conducted during the 2020 public health emergency and COVID-19 pandemic.
6/24/2020 9:11:13 AM
An approved offer on Waukesha County Parks and Land Use’s Wanaki Golf Course will keep the course open under new ownership. On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, the Waukesha County Board of Supervisors voted to authorize the Department of Parks and Land Use to sign the purchase agreement and finalize sale of the property to an affiliate of the Storm Family Group, which has been involved in the local golf industry for 68 years. The 2020 Waukesha County budget process implemented a plan to keep the course open this season while seeking a second party to take ownership of the property by the end of 2020.
6/20/2020 8:15:08 PM
On Monday, June 22, 2020, all in-person proceedings, other than jury trials, will resume at the Waukesha County Courthouse and the Waukesha County Clerk of Court’s offices. Services will resume under an operational plan of the Circuit Court of Waukesha County that outlines COVID-19 safety requirements. The Clerk of Court’s offices will also reopen for walk-in public service. All court filings and documents will continue to be processed over the counter, via the Wisconsin Courts’ eFiling System, U.S. mail, fax and the county drop box located at the front doors of the Courthouse.
6/19/2020 4:08:16 PM
View the Operating Plan for Waukesha Circuit Court In-Person Proceedings. Effective June 22nd, 2020...
6/12/2020 1:50:00 PM
Traffic Citations Calendars Canceled Through July 28th. A rescheduled notice of hearing will be sent to the address listed on the traffic citation.
6/3/2020 7:47:00 AM
Judicial rotation will occur August 1, 2020. The changes are...
6/2/2020 11:02:44 AM
Today, Waukesha County is launching its “Stay Safe to Stay Open” campaign, a unified approach to promote the actions businesses and residents can take to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This campaign will remind residents to remain vigilant as the economy continues to reopen. The campaign provides participating businesses with materials to help them share simple but essential health safety messages with the public.
5/29/2020 1:44:00 PM
On Monday, June 1, the Waukesha County Courthouse will expand public access hours to 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. The expanded public hours of operation will increase the number of hearings and essential court functions that can be handled daily. The court system will continue to support social distancing and safety measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
5/14/2020 5:16:17 PM
Public health is Waukesha County’s top priority. While COVID-19 remains in the community, robust efforts to mitigate the pandemic have allowed Waukesha County to locally meet all gating criteria set by the state to determine when we can allow our residents to get back to work.
5/13/2020 10:12:45 PM
“The health and safety of the public is my top priority. We have already seen essential businesses take extraordinary steps to continue to provide service while keeping their employees and members of the public safe, and there’s no reason why other businesses can’t do the same.
5/4/2020 12:21:00 PM
Waukesha County Public Health and the Waukesha County Office of Emergency Management are partnering with the Wisconsin National Guard to open a three-day surge community testing site in order to meet the goals outlined in the Badger Bounce Back plan.
4/28/2020 10:50:42 AM
Waukesha County leaders are working to ensure the county will be poised for a safe recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The county is engaging with the local business community to learn which sectors have the greatest needs in order to prepare the local economy to open as safely as possible.
4/27/2020 12:30:14 PM
Job seekers and employers will have the opportunity to participate in a virtual job and resource fair on May 7, 2020 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board and Centers, Employ Milwaukee, the Southeastern Wisconsin Workforce Development Board, and their partners are collaborating on a pilot event to help meet regional workforce needs. With record-high unemployment claims and increased demand for critical and essential jobs, the virtual job and resource fair provides a safe way for job seekers and employers to connect online while practicing social distancing.
4/23/2020 4:10:52 PM
Waukesha County Public Health is increasing proactive measures to boost contact tracing as Wisconsin prepares to meet the Badger Bounce Back order’s criteria to reopen the state.
4/16/2020 9:12:48 PM
The Evers Administration's extended ‘Safer at Home’ order could be the difference between a business barely squeaking by or shutting its doors forever.
4/15/2020 2:18:00 PM
With stay at home orders still in place and uncertainty over when the COVID-19 pandemic will end, gardening may be a way to enjoy the outdoors while growing your own food. If you don’t have space to garden at your residence, the Waukesha County Rental Gardens have garden plots available to rent for the 2020 gardening season.
4/12/2020 6:57:04 PM
Waukesha County leaders continue to improve safe access to most county services during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic with the addition of a document drop box inside the main entrance of the Waukesha County Courthouse.
4/3/2020 10:35:11 AM
On Thursday, April 3 Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow signed Waukesha County COVID-19 Emergency Declaration #2, which suspends some public transit route trips in Waukesha County.
3/31/2020 2:28:03 PM
Waukesha County Public Health today confirmed the first resident death due to COVID-19. The individual was an 85-year-old female from Pewaukee.
3/31/2020 10:12:56 AM
The Waukesha County Judiciary will temporarily increase the hours for the general public to physically access the Clerk of Courts offices, Register in Probate offices, Juvenile Court, and Circuit Court to the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
3/27/2020 12:21:00 PM
Most offices continue to be fully staffed and able to provide government services online, over the phone, by mail, or through drop-off sites.
3/25/2020 4:38:36 PM
All Waukesha County Parks and recreational trails continue to remain open to the public during the Safer at Home order issued by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS).
3/25/2020 4:16:38 PM
Voters in Waukesha County are encouraged to take advantage of methods that will allow them to safely register to vote and cast ballots during the COVID-19 pandemic.
3/24/2020 4:39:46 PM
In lieu of Governor Tony Evers “Safer at Home” order, The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office wants to address two issues raised as a result of the Governor’s orders when it comes to traveling outside their homes. “Individuals do not need special permission to leave their homes, but they must comply with this order as to when it is permissible to leave home. Similarly, if a business is an Essential Business or Operation as defined in this order, it does not need documentation or certification to continue its work that is done in compliance with this order.” Governor Tony Evers, Press Release dated March 24, 2020.
3/24/2020 11:13:39 AM
Personal Protective Equipment supplies are dwindling, Waukesha County Emergency Management, in conjunction with the Fire Departments within Waukesha County, today announced that they are open to receiving donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and sanitizing items from businesses and citizens. Donations of any size can be made to your local Fire Departments and contact should be made with them directly to coordinate delivery
3/23/2020 5:03:53 PM
The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Waukesha County will be implementing some changes for seniors in the Home Delivered Meals program, otherwise known as Meals on Wheels.
3/23/2020 3:42:26 PM
Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow made the following statement after Governor Tony Evers announced that a “Safer at Home” order will be issued for the entire state of Wisconsin.
3/21/2020 3:53:18 PM
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has included Waukesha County as one of six counties in the state designated to have community transmission of COVID-19. This means that there are people who have tested positive who have no exposures to a known case nor did they travel to a location where there is known community spread.
3/20/2020 5:30:00 PM
In light of the recent events surrounding COVID-19, the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office along with the Waukesha County Jail are implementing added precautions within our facilities in an attempt to combat the spread of COVID-19. At this time the Sheriff’s Office has had no suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the Sheriff’s Office or County Jail.
3/19/2020 4:53:32 PM
The Waukesha County Communications (WCC) Center is working with Public Health officials and the 9-1-1 Medical Director to implement additional screening tools during call-taking procedures to obtain specific information concerning the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
3/19/2020 3:39:51 PM
Waukesha County is dedicated to supporting the business community during this uncertain time and a number of Waukesha County’s partners are quickly adapting to best serve Waukesha County’s business community
3/19/2020 3:03:59 PM
The Waukesha County Board of Supervisors regularly scheduled meeting on March 24, 2020 at 7 p.m. will go on as planned. The meeting will be broadcast online.
3/18/2020 2:34:00 PM
Waukesha County Circuit Court has published an amended Order Regarding Emergency Temporary Measures in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.
3/18/2020 12:53:41 PM
Public lobby will close indefinitely after Wednesday, March 18, 2020 due to COVID-19
3/18/2020 9:22:19 AM
The Waukesha County Department of Emergency Preparedness has activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in order to enhance the community response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
3/17/2020 6:43:48 PM
Waukesha County officials are urging voters to vote absentee for the April 7 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
3/17/2020 3:45:04 PM
WI DHS Prohibits Mass Gatherings of 10 People or More... Click here to read the order:
3/17/2020 11:57:30 AM
(Waukesha, WI) - Waukesha County residents are urged to avoid calling 911 or going to the emergency room unless they are experiencing a life-safety emergency. The first step to address most health concerns that may be related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is to call your doctor or healthcare provider for medical information or call 211 to be connected with non-profit or government services.
3/13/2020 5:12:44 PM
On Friday, March 13, Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow announced the closure of the county senior dining facilities while stepping up efforts to care for the county’s most vulnerable citizens in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. “Waukesha County continues to addres
3/13/2020 5:00:31 PM
Jury services scheduled from March 16, 2020 through May 29, 2020 are canceled. Jurors summoned for this time period should not report to the Courthouse for jury service. Please check the Jury Services webpage for updates.
3/13/2020 1:24:00 PM
Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow made the following statement on area schools and school district responses to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak:
3/13/2020 12:19:00 PM
Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow made the following statement in conjunction and cooperation with the State of Wisconsin Division of Public Health’s Mass Gathering Guidance that it issued on March 12, 2020:
3/13/2020 12:04:00 PM
On Friday, March 13, Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow declared a state of emergency in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. The declaration enables the county to become eligible for state and federal resources to support its operations related to the pandemic.
3/11/2020 4:53:09 PM
3/6/2020 9:32:26 AM
The Waukesha County Center for Growth’s Annual Report shows unprecedented economic growth and workforce development in Waukesha County. In 2019, more than 25 companies moved to or expanded operations in Waukesha County after working with the Center for Growth, investing more than $128M locally, and committing to create 1,038 new jobs. Additionally, the Center for Growth has assisted in connecting thousands of job seekers, students, educators, and businesses to strategic workforce assistance and career pathways.
2/25/2020 8:07:47 AM
2/19/2020 2:30:19 PM
Waukesha County Department of Public Works, along with their engineering consultants Graef-USA and RA Smith, will host a public information meeting for a project to rehabilitate/replace the pavement along Moorland Road (CTH O) in the City of Brookfield. The informational meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel (375 S. Moorland Rd, Brookfield, WI).
2/6/2020 11:06:51 AM
Waukesha County Park System’s Conservation in the Parks Citizen Science Programs are looking for new volunteers to conduct wetland monitoring this spring. Retzer Nature Center is offering two free orientation workshops in February for people interested in helping the county’s management of crucial wildlife habitats.
1/28/2020 12:43:12 PM
The Friends of Retzer Nature Center invite all to discover more about our feathered friends during Wild Winter Night at Retzer Nature Center on Saturday, February 8 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Retzer Nature Center is located at S14W28167 Madison Street, Waukesha.
1/27/2020 12:14:58 PM
A new agreement between Waukesha County and the State Historic Preservation Office would preserve the history of the unusable Moor Downs property while allowing for demolition of the vacant building. Demolition will save taxpayers millions of dollars if Waukesha City Council Members honor the agreement’s intent and vote to permit demolition at their February 11, 2020 meeting.
1/7/2020 9:36:46 AM
Get out and embrace winter in Waukesha County Parks during the 35th Annual Waukesha JanBoree. The event will run for 10 days from January 17 – January 26, 2020, and offers many opportunities to try unique winter activities throughout Waukesha County.
1/6/2020 3:18:24 PM
1/6/2020 12:41:09 PM
On Monday, January 6, 2020, at approximately 8:52 AM, information was received from Fox 6 News, indicating they received a report of multiple bombs in the courthouse. The anonymous caller stated that five bombs were placed in the courthouse and the first one was set to go off at 9:00 AM. Fox 6 news contacted the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office to report the threat. Based on the information and the safety of all in the courthouse, I made the decision to evacuate the courthouse, administrative building, and juvenile center.
1/6/2020 9:43:48 AM
12/23/2019 3:41:53 PM
All non-essential Waukesha County offices, including the Waukesha County Courthouse, will be closed for the following observed holidays: Christmas Eve - Tuesday, December 24, 2019 Christmas Day - Wednesday, December 25, 2019 New Year’s Eve - Tuesday, December 31, 2019 New Year’s Day – Wednesday, January 1, 2020 All 24-hour operations such as the Communication Center, Jail, Mental Health Center and Sheriff’s Department are not affected by the closure and will maintain their regular schedule.
12/3/2019 12:03:59 PM
On this Giving Tuesday, Waukesha County Park System is celebrating a milestone in community support: the Park System Volunteer Program reached over 10,000 volunteer hours logged. In addition, over $46,000 in donations were received to support park projects. It is a reminder of the power of people and organizations to transform their communities.
12/3/2019 11:50:22 AM
If you still haven’t gotten this season’s flu shot, it’s not too late. Waukesha County Public Health and ProHealth Care are urging residents to get vaccinated before influenza season peaks. Currently, only 23% of southeast Wisconsin residents have gotten this year’s flu shot. Wisconsin supports the CDC’s goal to vaccinate 70% of all healthy people.
12/2/2019 1:07:45 PM
Waukesha County would like to remind residents that there are a variety of easy, safe ways to properly dispose of their medical sharps. December is International Sharps Injury Prevention Awareness Month and Wisconsin medical waste rules require safe management and disposal of sharps to prevent accidental needle sticks and other sharps injuries.
11/19/2019 1:34:40 PM
Tuesday, November 29, County Executive Paul Farrow signed the 2020 Waukesha County Adopted Budget. It invests in public safety and economic development while falling under the state levy cap and cutting the County tax rate for the sixth consecutive year, including all five years County Executive Farrow has been in office.
11/13/2019 10:25:04 AM
The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department will be celebrating the 10th annual “Shop with a Sheriff” event on November 30, 2019 from 9 11a.m. at the Super Wal Mart located at 2000 S. West Ave City of Waukesha.
11/12/2019 1:00:18 PM
10/30/2019 11:19:13 AM
Waukesha County invites residents to celebrate recycling by taking part in the state and national ‘America Recycles Day’ campaigns. Starting November 1, residents can take advantage of free recycling facility tours and online opportunities to learn about recycling. These events lead up to America Recycles Day on November 15.
10/21/2019 10:37:57 AM
Waukesha County invites residents of all ages to participate in the 3rd Annual Friends of Retzer Nature Center’s Science Fest on Saturday, November 2 at Retzer Nature Center. The event will explore the numbers side of science and nature with many family-friendly activities from 1 to 4 p.m. at Retzer Nature Center located at S14W28167 Madison Street, Waukesha.
10/21/2019 10:29:00 AM
The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration will participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
10/15/2019 11:24:34 AM
On Friday, October 18, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Waukesha County will host a National Adoption Day event to raise awareness of the more than 123,000 children waiting to be adopted from foster care in the United States. In Wisconsin, 7,000 children & youth are in foster care at any one time. From 1/1/19 – 9/30/19, 11 Waukesha County children in out-of-home care have reached legal permanence through adoption.
9/24/2019 5:42:36 PM
Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow has introduced his 2020 Executive Budget to the Waukesha County Board of Supervisors. The budget invests in public safety and economic development while falling under the state levy cap and cutting the County tax rate for the sixth consecutive year, including all five years County Executive Farrow has been in office. The Board of Supervisors is expected to pass the final budget in November.
9/11/2019 11:28:20 AM
In a continued effort to reduce the deer population in Nashotah Park, Waukesha County will open a limited archery hunt for the third year within the park to hunters that are licensed and have deer harvest authorization (formerly known as deer tags) through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The special archery hunt will take place from November 27 through December 17, 2019 in Nashotah Park, located at W330 N5113 County Highway C.
9/5/2019 2:04:00 PM
The Village of Mukwonago will be hosting a special one-day collection of household electronics and appliances open to any Waukesha County resident on Saturday, September 14 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The collection will take place at 630 East Veterans Way.
9/4/2019 10:17:22 AM
The Friends of Retzer Nature Center’s 33rd Annual Apple Harvest Festival returns to celebrate Waukesha’s beautiful autumn season on Saturday, September 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Retzer Nature Center, located at S14W28167 Madison Street in Waukesha. The festival features an apple market and a variety of apple foods along with family-friendly fun throughout the grounds. The event offers something for everyone including arts and crafts vendors, food and drink at the beer garden, live music, entertainers, and scores of activities thanks to local partners.
8/31/2019 10:40:00 AM
Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow proclaimed Saturday, August 31, 2019 Overdose Awareness Day in Waukesha County to raise awareness that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable. The proclamation coincides with encouraging evidence that drug deaths in Waukesha County will be down overall for 2018.
8/7/2019 1:45:29 PM
On April 27th, 2019, the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) coordinated a Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative throughout Wisconsin. The main focus of the event was to remove potentially dangerous pharmaceutical substances from our state's medicine cabinets and prevent them from going into our water supply. The event also brought attention to the dangers of pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse.
8/1/2019 12:16:18 PM
Waukesha County Parks has partnered with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to improve the ecology of approximately 300 acres of natural areas within Waukesha County. The AmeriCorps NCCC members are improving areas of highly threatened, rare oak ecosystems throughout July and August.
7/30/2019 1:09:27 PM
7/18/2019 9:03:33 AM
Waukesha County Parks and Land Use’s Wanaki Golf Course will cease operations once the 2019 season ends. In spite of efforts to increase revenue, the golf course has operated at a loss for years, depleting Waukesha County’s golf course reserve fund. In addition, Wanaki Golf Course requires over $645,000 in repair and replacement projects.
7/17/2019 4:14:27 PM
Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow is reminding residents of the resources available to help them stay safe during the Heat Advisory in effect from noon Thursday until 11:00 pm Friday.
7/11/2019 12:43:14 PM
In an effort to increase recycling rates and improve the quality of materials entering the Joint Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), city and county officials are encouraging residents to help reduce contamination by teaching them to “Recycle Right” in their curbside carts and bins this summer.
7/2/2019 8:54:01 AM
This report analyzes the performance of our jury system in several key areas as required by Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules...
6/19/2019 11:05:26 AM
A judicial rotation will occur August 5, 2019. The changes are as follows...
6/11/2019 10:49:57 AM
Republican lawmakers Senator Chris Kapenga and Representative Adam Neylon have introduced a bill that could save Waukesha County taxpayers millions of dollars. The bill restricts some municipalities from enforcing local historic regulations on Waukesha County-owned properties. If the bill is signed into law, Waukesha County will no longer be required to maintain the vacant former Health and Human Services (HHS) building, and may demolish the structure, which will likely incur millions of dollars in additional costs if no action is taken.
6/5/2019 3:33:00 PM
Waukesha County, along with the School District of Waukesha and Carroll University, are pleased to announce the launch of their new cooperative science and environmental education curriculum, called Community Connections, Impacts & Actions, for the 2020-2021 school year.
5/24/2019 11:03:12 AM
There have been several reports of a jury service scam in Waukesha County. Residents should be aware that the Waukesha County Jury Program WILL NEVER call and demand that you provide your personal financial information, credit card information, or purchase of gift cards in order to avoid immediate arrest for failure to appear for jury service.
5/23/2019 11:24:57 AM
A new $2 million economic development fund will support business expansion and innovative housing solutions in Waukesha County. The Generating Resources and Opportunity in Waukesha County (GROW) Fund has been created by the Waukesha County Center for Growth to give businesses access to financial resources, while allowing contributing banks to meet federal lending guidelines.
5/16/2019 1:59:49 PM
Waukesha County and the HOME Consortium invite members of the public to attend workshops and take an online survey to help identify community development and housing needs in Jefferson, Ozaukee, Washington, and Waukesha Counties.
5/13/2019 11:20:41 AM
Today, Waukesha County officials are announcing that within the first two years of participation in the Wisconsin Prescription Drug Overdose (PDO) grant, 88 lives have been documented as saved due to administration of naloxone by professionals and individuals who received our overdose response training. The announcement coincides with National Prevention Week, which includes education and training events across Waukesha County.
5/1/2019 11:55:15 AM
The Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use is pleased to announce a $45,000 donation from The Friends of Retzer Nature Center that will assist in revitalizing the existing Adventure Trail with new, accessible, educational components. The contribution will be added to other donations from local groups to support the project.
4/29/2019 2:17:07 PM
Waukesha County residents should not be alarmed if they notice extra law enforcement and military activity from Wednesday, May 1 through Friday, May 3. The annual Statewide Interoperable Mobile Communications (SIMCOM) Exercise will take place at several county locations on those dates. Residents may notice planes, helicopters, drones, radios, and other vehicles and equipment operated as part of the exercise. They should refrain from flying personal drones during that time.
4/29/2019 9:36:29 AM
The Live Well Waukesha County initiative kicks off its “Move Well” physical fitness campaign with a series of community Sunset Candlelight Hikes starting on Thursday, April 25 at Retzer Nature Center (S14 W28167 Madison St, Waukesha). Residents are invited to improve their physical and nutritional health by attending free fitness activities and by signing up for the initiative at www.waukeshacounty.gov/livewell.
4/22/2019 10:10:43 AM
Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow and Washington County Administrator Joshua Schoemann announce the second annual ‘Parks Without Borders’ weekends for county park annual sticker holders. Participants will receive admission to various parks on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day weekends.
4/19/2019 11:22:07 AM
Thursday, April 18, Waukesha County 911 Dispatcher Philip Jacobs received the 2019 Wisconsin Telecommunicator of the Year Award. This award is issued each year during Public-Safety Telecommunicator week, which is designed to recognize Wisconsin’s dispatchers and communicators for their dedication to helping citizens in need and supporting law enforcement, fire, and EMS. 2019’s National Public Safety Telecommunicator week is April 14 – 20.
4/18/2019 9:38:00 AM
Waukesha County residents are encouraged to participate in Live Well Waukesha County, an initiative to address two of the community’s most prevalent health issues: nutrition and physical fitness. The Live Well initiative consists of two programs to address these issues; Move Well Waukesha County will offer free physical fitness events, and Eat Well Waukesha County offers free nutrition resources. Residents are invited to join the challenge, track their progress, and learn about events and activities online at https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/livewell.
4/17/2019 4:46:28 PM
Tuesday, April 16, Paul Farrow was sworn in to serve a second four-year term as Waukesha County Executive following the April 2, 2019 spring election. He renewed his oath of office during a small ceremony in front of Waukesha County elected officials and departments heads in the Administration Center this morning.
4/17/2019 2:28:47 PM
Waukesha County invites residents to participate in Wisconsin’s statewide Water Action Volunteers (WAV) program by attending a free Stream Monitoring Training on Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Carroll University’s Prairie Springs Environmental Education Center, located at W307S4706 Hwy 83 in Genesee Depot.
4/9/2019 1:39:33 PM
The Friends of Retzer Nature Center’s Annual Earth Week Celebration Finale concludes week-long Earth-themed activities on Saturday, April 27 at Retzer Nature Center. The Finale event is offering free exhibits, programs, and activities for all ages from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Retzer Nature Center is located at S14W28167 Madison Street, Waukesha.
4/8/2019 1:03:54 PM
Waukesha County will sound its weather sirens as part of the statewide mock tornado warning drill during Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week on Thursday, April 11, 2019. The sirens will be activated once at 1:45 p.m. and again at 6:45 p.m. If severe weather is anticipated, the drill will be postponed until Friday, April 12.
4/8/2019 10:11:51 AM
Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow will be planting a tree on Moor Downs Golf Course on Friday, April 26 to celebrate Arbor Day. The planting event also kicks off the park system’s annual large-scale volunteer tree planting event on Saturday, April 27.
4/1/2019 9:42:56 AM
Join Waukesha County Parks staff for a morning dedicated to the County’s new citizen science programs. Residents are invited to expert-led workshops and surveys for ‘Citizen Science Day’ on Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at Retzer Nature Center, S14W28167 Madison Street, Waukesha.
3/29/2019 12:16:25 PM
Waukesha County and Guardians of the Children will team up Saturday, March 30 to plant 95 pinwheels to bring attention to Child Abuse Awareness Month. Each pinwheel planted will represent a confirmed case of child abuse or neglect in Waukesha County in 2018. The pinwheels will be on display throughout the month of April outside of the Waukesha County Human Services Center (514 Riverview Ave., Waukesha, WI).
3/20/2019 10:05:49 AM
Waukesha County is ranked the 4th healthiest in Wisconsin, according to the 2019 County Health Rankings, released nationwide today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI).
3/18/2019 3:18:55 PM
Today, Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow announces the appointment of Andrew Thelke as Director of the Waukesha County Department of Administration. Thelke will replace current Director Norman Cummings, who is retiring in June. The Director of Administration serves as the Chief Financial Officer for the County and oversees Budget, Accounting, Business Services, Human Resources, Information Systems, Risk Management, and Purchasing. Pending confirmation of the County Board, Thelke will begin working in his new position on May 1, 2019.
3/11/2019 11:29:06 AM
Monday, March 11, 2019, Waukesha County leaders kick off the Waukesha County Courthouse Project by beginning demolition of the intake court building, which will serve as the construction site of a new Secure Courtroom addition.
2/28/2019 10:43:45 AM
The Nature Play Area at Fox River Park has won the 2019 Excellence Award from the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). The play area provides a naturalized alternative to the typical playground, for a unique and educational play experience.
2/11/2019 12:48:19 PM
The Friends of Retzer Nature Center’s Wild Winter Night returns on Saturday, February 16 at Retzer Nature Center from 6 to 9 p.m. to explore the wonders of the natural world at night. Retzer Nature Center is located at S14W28167 Madison Street, Waukesha.
2/6/2019 12:44:00 PM
Requests to have court documents faxed now fall under this Outgoing Faxes Policy. Click on the news item for details about the policy.
1/29/2019 2:31:36 PM
Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow has declared a cold weather emergency from 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 29 until 6 p.m. Thursday, January 31 due to a stretch of anticipated cold weather that has been described by the National Weather Service as historic. All non-essential Waukesha County offices will be closed all day Wednesday, January 30 and Thursday, January 31, 2019.
1/29/2019 9:14:33 AM
Waukesha County Park System’s new Conservation in the Parks Program is offering two free orientation workshops in February for people interested in volunteering to conduct wetland monitoring this spring.
1/27/2019 4:37:45 PM
Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow has declared a Winter Weather Emergency from 6 p.m. Sunday, January 27 until 6 p.m. Monday, January 28 due to anticipated heavy snow and hazardous road conditions. All non-essential Waukesha County offices will be closed all day Monday, January 28.
1/24/2019 11:13:56 AM
The Waukesha County Park System is pleased to announce that The Waukesha Rotary Club has made a three-year commitment to support a new project at Retzer Nature Center in Waukesha.
1/18/2019 1:28:16 PM
1/15/2019 1:55:43 PM
Starting on Monday, January 21, 2019 all intake court activities previously held in courtroom CG-49 will be held in courtroom C266...
1/10/2019 7:27:11 AM
Get out and embrace winter in Waukesha County Parks during the 34th Annual Waukesha JanBoree Weekend.
1/8/2019 9:40:28 AM
Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use and the Town of Oconomowoc invite the public to an open house to discuss the creation of a Downtown Okauchee Zoning District and proposed amendments to the Waukesha County Shoreland & Floodland Protection Ordinance on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 between 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at Oconomowoc Town Hall, located at W359 N6812 Brown Street, Oconomowoc.
1/4/2019 9:53:00 AM
Waukesha County encourages residents to burn or bag and landfill their natural evergreen trees, wreaths, swags and other holiday decorations with foliage after highly invasive beetles were found on many items sold at large chain stores in Wisconsin this holiday season
1/3/2019 12:33:03 PM
Waukesha County UW-Extension is looking for people interested in leading the Taking Care of You curriculum in their organizations and communities. A training session for individuals interested in becoming facilitators for the program will take place on Tuesday, January 29 from 8:30 am until 3:00 pm in the Waukesha County Courthouse Complex. Register by January 14th by contacting Jen Whitty, Extension Health & Well-Being Educator, at 262-548-7789 or email@example.com.
1/3/2019 9:36:03 AM
Thousands of homes in southeast Wisconsin have elevated levels of radon, a radioactive gas known to cause lung cancer. Waukesha County health officials are encouraging homeowners to protect themselves against this common health risk during National Radon Action Month in January by offering affordable radon test kits and other mitigation resources to residents.
12/5/2018 10:03:44 AM
December is International Sharps Injury Prevention Awareness Month and Waukesha County would like to remind residents to properly dispose of their medical sharps. Wisconsin medical waste rules require safe management and disposal of sharps to prevent accidental needle sticks and other sharps injuries.
11/29/2018 3:10:00 PM
The first Judicial rotation will occur January 2, 2019. Another Judicial rotation will occur on February 1, 2019...
11/29/2018 10:35:37 AM
Governor Walker appoints Attorney Genral Brad Schimel to the Waukesha County Circuit Court...
11/26/2018 9:33:29 AM
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has awarded Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land the 2018 Recycling Excellence Award for Innovation for the new interactive recycling education exhibits at Retzer Nature Center’s Environmental Learning Center.
11/19/2018 11:36:25 AM
A resolution recommending Margaret “Meg” Wartman to fill the remainder of the Waukesha County Clerk’s term will go before the Waukesha County Board’s Executive Committee on December 10 and will be voted on at the County Board’s December 18 meeting. If approved, Wartman would be sworn in on January 7, 2019.
11/13/2018 11:45:25 AM
Today, the Waukesha County Board of Supervisors passed the 2019 Waukesha County Budget, 24-1. It will invest in public safety; roads and infrastructure; economic development; and the initial stages of the new courthouse project. County Executive Paul Farrow is expected to sign the 2019 Budget Friday morning.
11/8/2018 12:37:55 PM
Judge William F. Hue of Jefferson County has been appointed Deputy Chief Judge, effective 11/7/2018.
10/23/2018 11:45:58 AM
Waukesha County invites residents to celebrate recycling by taking part in the state and nationwide ‘America Recycles Day’ campaigns. Starting November 1, residents can take advantage of free recycling facility tours and online opportunities to learn about recycling. These events lead up to America Recycles Day on November 15.
10/23/2018 11:44:25 AM
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10/17/2018 1:33:55 PM
Waukesha County Health & Human Services Department (HHS) is recruiting adult volunteers willing to staff a Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) in the event of an emergency. A Volunteer Reception Center efficiently processes individuals who spontaneously show up to volunteer following a disaster and refers them to organizations who are in need of services and manpower. To best manage the safety and mobilization of a workforce of volunteers in emergency response and recovery, adults interested in taking on key leadership roles through a VRC following a disaster need to be trained.
10/1/2018 9:50:20 AM
Help prevent prescription painkiller abuse in Wisconsin bty dropping off your left over medication for safe disposal to the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department as a part of the 2018 Waukesha County Drug Take Back Day. Drop offs will be accepted Saturday, October 27 from 10 am until 2 pm
9/26/2018 2:11:46 PM
9/25/2018 8:22:00 PM
Waukesha County has received the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting; the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has presented the county with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2018 budget.
9/25/2018 6:25:10 PM
Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow has introduced his 2019 Executive Budget to the Waukesha County Board of Supervisors. The budget cuts the County tax rate for the fourth consecutive year while falling under the state revenue cap. It invests in public safety; economic development; roads and infrastructure; and the initial stages of the new courthouse project. The County Board is expected to pass the final budget in November.
9/20/2018 12:09:08 PM
There have been several reports of a jury service scam in Waukesha County. Residents should be aware that the Waukesha County Jury Program WILL NEVER call and demand that you provide your personal financial information, credit card information, or purchase of gift cards in order to avoid immediate arrest for failure to appear for jury service. If you receive a suspicious phone call or email demanding payment of a fine for failing to appear for jury service, please contact the Waukesha County Clerk of Court's Office at 262-548-7504 and your local law enforcement agency.
8/23/2018 11:09:00 AM
The Waukesha County Communications Center (WCC) has been awarded membership into the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s (NCMEC) Missing Kids Readiness Program. The Program promotes best practices for responding to calls of missing, abducted, and sexually exploited children.
8/22/2018 4:58:34 PM
Roadway construction is set to begin on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 on County Trunk Highway Q at the bridge over the Oconomowoc River. The project includes bridge replacement and reconstruction of the bridge approaches. Construction is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT).
8/10/2018 1:40:50 PM
The Waukesha County Environmental Health Division has been notified of the first confirmed case of the West Nile Virus (WNV) in birds found in the County this year. A crow in the Town of Genesee tested positive for the virus as part of the mosquito and WNV surveillance, prevention and control program that began May 1.
7/23/2018 9:52:31 AM
In an effort to increase recycling rates and improve the quality of materials entering the recycling facility, Waukesha County is asking residents to Recycle Right. The county is focusing on this educational recycling campaign this summer to improve the economic and environmental sustainability of the recycling program.
7/18/2018 12:41:22 PM
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.
7/16/2018 3:03:14 PM
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.
7/12/2018 10:25:06 AM
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.
7/2/2018 4:35:44 PM
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.
6/29/2018 1:44:33 PM
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.
6/26/2018 9:58:07 AM
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.
6/18/2018 10:41:58 AM
In anticipation of the busy Fourth-of-July holiday week, Waukesha County will be participating in the 10th Annual Statewide Landing Blitz from June 29 – July 4 at launches throughout the county. Waukesha County Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) staff, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources boat inspectors, and volunteers will be handing out towels to remind boaters how to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species between lakes, rivers and streams.
6/18/2018 10:39:50 AM
Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use personnel will participate in many local community events this summer! Expert staff will answer questions about recycling, home composting, natural areas, rain gardens, rain barrels, and Retzer Nature Center. Informational flyers, brochures, and guides will be available for attendees.
6/8/2018 3:31:25 PM
6/7/2018 11:39:16 AM
Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) staff members from the Washington and Waukesha County cooperative program accepted the video challenge award at the 14th Annual Invader Crusader awards ceremony on Wednesday, June 6 at Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison. The Invasive Species Action Month video challenge contest is sponsored by the Wisconsin Invasive Species Council and the Department of Natural Resources.
6/1/2018 9:02:53 AM
This report analyzes the performance of our jury system in several key areas as required by Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules, and provides key stakeholders with an overview of the operations of this vital program.
5/22/2018 3:49:35 PM
Today, Waukesha County has been awarded Triple-A bond ratings, the highest possible, from both Moody’s Investors Service and Fitch Ratings. The rating signifies exceptional credit-worthiness and ability to meet financial obligations. This helps lower borrowing costs and the tax rate in Waukesha County.
5/22/2018 2:28:24 PM
Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow is pleased to announce major savings to Waukesha County, the City of Waukesha and the School District of Waukesha after opening a shared employee health clinic. A financial report released today shows that all three entities saved more than $20.7 million since the Waukesha Employee Health and Wellness Center opened in November 2014.
5/17/2018 10:08:46 AM
Waukesha County Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) staff urge boaters and anglers to drain live wells, bait buckets, motors, and bilges before leaving a boat launch to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species and fish diseases between lakes, rivers and streams.
5/16/2018 12:06:29 PM
Today, Waukesha County officials are announcing more than twenty lives reported saved and hundreds trained in the first year since the county kicked off a four-tiered opioids overdose prevention plan. The announcement coincides with National Prevention Week, which includes education and training events across Waukesha County.
5/15/2018 9:43:25 AM
As grilling season gets underway with the return of nice weather, Waukesha County reminds residents to 'Recycle Right’. Residents should not place propane cylinders, plastic bags, scrap metal, or other potentially hazardous items into their curbside recycling container.
5/14/2018 9:48:55 AM
Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow invites the public to commemorate Eble Park’s 30th anniversary on Saturday, May 26 from 3-9 p.m. Eble Park is located at 19400 W. Bluemound Rd., Brookfield.
5/4/2018 10:52:00 AM
Waukesha County Golf Courses will be hosting the 10th Annual Waukesha County Boys High School Championship on May 11, 12, 18, and 19. The public is invited to attend any of the three courses to experience the largest “all county” High School Championship Event in Wisconsin.
4/30/2018 9:19:26 AM
Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow and Washington County Administrator Joshua Schoemann announce two new opportunities for county park patrons this spring. Annual sticker holders will get free admission to parks in either county on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day weekends.
4/26/2018 11:53:09 AM
Today, Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow announces his appointment to the Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee (IGPAC) by U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer. The Committee advises the USTR on trade policy matters that impact state and local governments.
4/23/2018 9:49:44 AM
Help prevent prescription painkiller abuse in Wisconsin bty dropping off your left over medication for safe disposal to the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department.
4/13/2018 9:29:42 AM
To celebrate Arbor Day 2018, Waukesha County Parks is hosting a large-scale volunteer tree planting event on Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to noon in Fox River Park. Residents and groups are invited to help reforest and enhance the park. Fox River Park is located at W264S4500 River Rd., Waukesha.
4/13/2018 9:22:50 AM
The Friends of Retzer Nature Center’s Annual Earth Week Celebration Finale concludes week-long Earth themed activities on Saturday, April 28 at Retzer Nature Center. The Finale event is offering free exhibits, programs, and activities for all ages from 5 a.m.-9 p.m. Retzer Nature Center is located at S14W28167 Madison Street, Waukesha.
4/10/2018 4:47:54 PM
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3/22/2018 10:37:33 AM
Waukesha County is proud to reaffirm its partnership with national and state leaders to address the driving forces of opioid abuse. Following the launch of a major presidential initiative, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Deputy Secretary Eric D. Hargan and Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, joined county leaders in a roundtable conversation to discuss how to move forward in solving the opioid crisis. It’s part of a national plan to help communities address the issue by making federal resources available to existing local programs that have shown to be effective.
3/13/2018 4:16:04 PM
Waukesha County is ranked the 5th healthiest in Wisconsin, according to the 2018 County Health Rankings, released nationwide today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI).
3/9/2018 4:44:59 PM
3/9/2018 3:26:01 PM
The Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use invites all interested parties to attend a public forum regarding the introduction of a countywide Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Strategic Plan. This event will be held on Tuesday, March 27th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Delafield Brewhaus, 3832 Hillside Drive, Delafield, WI 53018.
3/7/2018 12:45:28 PM
We strive to keep our homes & workplaces healthy by using chemicals that are toxic. Is there another way? Find out at the free Green Cleaning Workshop on Monday, March 19th at 6:30 P.M. at the Muskego Public Library, W182 S8200 Racine Avenue, Muskego, WI 53150, hosted by Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use staff. At the workshop, attendees will discover what common household ingredients can be used to keep your home healthy, clean, and safe. Also, find out what really works and which products on the market pass as “green.” Participants will “Make & Take” a Creamy Soft Scrub to try at home along with the recipe!
2/23/2018 9:56:05 AM
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1/29/2018 3:46:52 PM
To better meet customer demand, Public Health Clinic walk-in nurse services hours will be on Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., effective March 1st.
1/26/2018 11:35:43 AM
Starting the week of January 15, 2018, the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department has taken several complaints regarding another SCAM in our area. People are receiving calls from an unknown person stating they are from the Waukesha County Clerk of Courts.
12/18/2017 1:04:17 PM
Wisconsin health officials, as part of National Radon Action Month, are encouraging homeowners to check their home's radon levels because exposure to radioactive radon gas is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers nationwide.
12/15/2017 2:48:35 PM
12/11/2017 9:42:54 AM
All Waukesha County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection sites will be closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day. With the exception of the Menomonee Falls site, all sites will continue to be closed for the remainder of the year and reopen in February 2018.
12/4/2017 11:18:16 AM
11/20/2017 11:39:53 AM
Friday, November 17, Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow signed the 2018 Waukesha County Budget. It passed unanimously by the County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
8/31/2017 9:17:08 AM
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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.
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.
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.
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.