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Jury Service Scam Alert

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.

2019 Judicial Rotation

9/12/2018 3:10:25 PM

Recycling Facility Open for 'Doors Open Milwaukee

9/4/2018 11:01:28 AM

The public is invited to tour the City of Milwaukee/Waukesha County Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) as a part of the annual Doors Open Milwaukee event. This free behind-the-scenes guided tour will take place on Saturday, September 22 at the MRF, located at 1401 W. Mt. Vernon Ave., Milwaukee.

Apple Harvest Festival Returns to Retzer Nature Center September 22

9/4/2018 10:33:33 AM

Muskego Special One-Day Electronics and Appliance Recycling Event

9/4/2018 10:19:21 AM

The City of Muskego will be hosting a special one-day collection of household electronics and appliances open to any Waukesha County resident on Saturday, September 8 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The collection will take place at W182 S8200 Racine Ave.

Waukesha County Household and Agricultural Hazardous Waste Special Collection September 8

8/27/2018 9:33:15 AM

The City of Oconomowoc will hold its special one-day collection of household and agricultural hazardous waste open to any Waukesha County resident on Saturday, September 8 from 8:00 a.m. to noon. The collection will take place at the Oconomowoc Public Works building located at 630 South Worthington Street.

September is Juror Appreciation Month!

8/24/2018 1:53:00 PM

Waukesha County's 911 Dispatch Center Accepted into Missing Kids Readiness Program

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.

Temporary Road Closure - CTH Q at Oconomowoc River Bridge, Town of Merton

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).

Public Information Meeting: County Highway O/County I Intersection in New Berlin

8/14/2018 5:33:53 PM

Waukesha County is announcing a “public involvement meeting” to discuss roadway improvements to County Highway O (S. Moorland Road) on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. The meeting will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at the New Berlin Public Library (15105 Library Lane, New Berlin, WI). The project extends approximately 0.25 miles from just north of the I-43 westbound ramps to just north of County Highway I (Beloit Road) in the City of New Berlin (map attached).

Waukesha County Election Results

8/13/2018 4:13:45 PM

Waukesha County Bird Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

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.

Waukesha County Lifeguard Staffed Beaches Transition to "Swim At Your Own Risk" for End of Swim Season

8/6/2018 9:39:40 AM

As lifeguard staff availability changes, the Waukesha County Parks lifeguard staffed beaches will begin to transition to Swim at Your Own Risk beaches beginning Tuesday, August 14.

Speical One-Day Electronics and Appliance Recycling Event in the Town of Merton

7/24/2018 11:31:58 AM

The Town of Merton will be hosting a special one-day collection of household electronics and appliances open to any Waukesha County resident on Saturday, August 11 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The collection will take place at N78 W32101 Petersen Road.

New Campaign Aims to Educate Residents about What they can Safely Put in their Recycling Bin

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.

STEM Activities for Kids at the Waukesha County Fair

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.

Waukesha County Files Federal Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors

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.

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

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.

Waukesha County Child Support Division Recognized for Excellence

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.

Resources Available to Waukesha County Residents During Extreme Heat

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.

Waukesha County Celebrates Dividends to Communities that Participate in Recycling Program

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.

Special One-Day Electronics and Appliance Recycling Event in Brookfield

6/26/2018 9:56:08 AM

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

Waukesha County Participates in the 10th Annual Statewide Landing Blitz

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.

Waukesha County Parks & Land Use Staff at Local Events

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.

Waukesha County Residents Urged to Keep Landscape Plastics Out of Curbside Recycling Containers

6/12/2018 11:31:13 AM

With garden and landscape season at its peak, Waukesha County reminds residents to 'Recycle Right’. Residents should not place used plastic growing pots, plant trays, and plant containers into their curbside recycling containers. They are invited to drop these landscaping items off at local garden centers for recycling.

Construction to Begin Monday, June 11 on County Highway VV at CTH E Intersection in the Village of Merton

6/8/2018 3:31:25 PM

Aquatic Invasive Species Staff Wins Award for Awareness Video During Invasive Species Action Month

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.

Delafield Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event June 16

6/4/2018 10:04:27 AM

The City of Delafield will host a special one-day collection of household hazardous waste open to any Waukesha County resident on Saturday, June 16 from 8:00 a.m. to noon. The collection will take place at the City Department of Public Works at 111 Main Street.

Pewaukee Special One-Day Electronics and Appliance Recycling Event

6/1/2018 10:08:34 AM

The City of Pewaukee will be hosting a special one-day collection of household electronics and appliances open to any Waukesha County resident on Saturday, June 9 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The collection will take place in the Waukesha County Technical College parking lot at 800 Main Street in Pewaukee.

2017 Jury Report Available

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.

Waukesha County Earns Highest Possible Bond Rating: Moody’s and Fitch Award Triple-A Bond Rating, Highlight Conservative Budgeting Practices

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.

Shared Employee Health Center Nets Millions in Savings

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.

Brookfield Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event June 2

5/21/2018 10:46:53 AM

The City of Brookfield will host a special one-day collection of household hazardous waste open to any Waukesha County resident on Saturday, June 2 from 8:00 a.m. to noon. The collection will take place at the City Public Works Yard at 19700 Riverview Drive.

Anglers Urged to Drain Livewells to Prevent Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species

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.

24 Lives Saved in First Year of Waukesha County's Plan to Fight Opioids Crisis

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.

Waukesha County Parks Announces Beach Season Open Dates

5/16/2018 11:59:29 AM

Waukesha County Parks beach swimming season will open with a staggered start beginning Friday, May 25. The Swim at Your Own Risk beaches will open first and will be followed by lifeguard staffed beaches.

Waukesha County Residents Asked to Keep Propane Cylinders Out of Recycling Containers

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.

Waukesha County Executive to Celebrate 30th Anniversary of Eble Park

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.

Special One-Day Electronics and Appliance Recycling Event

5/4/2018 10:54:31 AM

The City of Muskego will be hosting a special one-day collection of household electronics and appliances open to any Waukesha County resident on Saturday, May 12 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The collection will take place at W182 S8200 Racine Avenue.

Waukesha County Golf Courses to Host 10th Annual Boys High School Championship

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.

Parks Without Borders' Weekends to Offer Free Reciprocal Park Admissions

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.

Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow Appointed to National Trade Policy Advisory Committee

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.

Recruitment Fairs to Fill Lifeguard Positions

4/24/2018 12:56:47 PM

Waukesha County Parks will host two recruitment fairs to fill seasonal vacancies for lifeguards on Wednesday, May 2 and Wednesday, May 9 from 5-8 p.m. at Fox Brook Park, 2925 N. Barker Rd, Brookfield.

Waukesha County Drug Take Back Day This Saturday

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.

Arbor Day Volunteer Event to Plant 250 Sapling Trees in Fox River Park

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.

Earth Week Finale to Feature Grand Opening of New Interactive Environmental Learning Center at Retzer Nature Center

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.

2018 Judicial Rotation

4/10/2018 4:47:54 PM

WCCA Website Updates: 3/30/18

4/3/2018 3:29:04 PM

Hartland Special One-Day Electronics and Appliance Recycling Event

4/3/2018 9:02:53 AM

U.S. HHS Deputy Secretary And Lt. Governor Address Opioid Crisis, Redouble Efforts in Waukesha County

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.

Waukesha County Ranked 5th Healthiest in State

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).

Waukesha County Judges Unanimously Select Paul Nowakowski as the New Register in Probate

3/9/2018 4:44:59 PM

Aquatic Invasive aSpecies Strategic Plan Public Forum

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.

Free Workshop Teaches Eco-Friendly Cleaning Methods

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!

Special One-Day Electronics and Appliance Recycling Event

2/26/2018 9:32:10 AM

The City of New Berlin will be hosting a special one-day collection of household electronics and appliances open to any Waukesha County resident on Saturday, March 10 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The collection will take place at 16550 W. National Avenue.

Waukesha County Judges Unanimously Select Gina Colletti as the New Clerk of Court

2/23/2018 9:56:05 AM

Two Pruning Workshops Offered in March at UW-Extension

2/19/2018 9:10:27 AM

Donation Merges STEM Learning with Environmental Education in Waukesha County

2/14/2018 3:19:40 PM

Workshop to Help Producers Increase Soil Health

2/9/2018 1:36:17 PM

Going on Now: Retzer Nature Center's Annual Spring Sale!

2/2/2018 10:49:37 AM

Retzer Nature Center’s annual Spring Workshop & Pre-Sale of compost bins, rain barrels and native plants is going on now through March 30. Order online and view items at waukeshacounty.gov/SpringSale. Orders will be available for pick up at Retzer Nature Center on May 12 from 9am to noon only.

Public Health Walk-In Nurse Services Hours Changing March 1st

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.

Special One-Day Electronics and Appliance Recycling Event

1/29/2018 9:35:19 AM

The City of Oconomowoc will be hosting a special one-day collection of household electronics and appliances open to any Waukesha County resident on Saturday, February 10 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The collection will take place 630 South Worthington Street.

Warning: Jury Duty Fees Phone Scam

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.

Radon Exposure is Leading Cause of Lung Cancer Among Non-Smokers

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.

Special One-Day Household Electronics and Appliance Recycling Events Scheduled Each Month in 2018

12/15/2017 2:51:27 PM

Waukesha County communities will host a series of special one-day collections of household electronics and appliances for residents in 2018. These events will be held on the second Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Sites Improve Efficiency with Scanners in 2018

12/15/2017 2:48:35 PM

Holiday Closings at Waukesha County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Sites

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.

December is International Sharps Injury Prevention Awareness Month

12/4/2017 11:18:16 AM

Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow Signs 2018 Budget

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.

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

11/14/2017 1:23:05 PM

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

Pewaukee Special One-Day Electronics and Appliance Recycling Event

11/1/2017 1:38:16 PM

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

Waukesha County Celebrates First Annual Science Fest

11/1/2017 1:27:38 PM

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

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

10/18/2017 4:12:33 PM

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

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

10/12/2017 10:47:32 AM

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

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

10/2/2017 11:39:59 AM

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

Waukesha County to Host First Veterans' Resource Fair

10/2/2017 11:05:11 AM

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

Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow Introduces 2018 Executive Budget

9/26/2017 7:13:54 PM

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

Special One-Day Electronics and Appliance Recycling Event

9/25/2017 9:56:48 AM

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

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

9/21/2017 1:42:17 PM

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

Public Information Meeting for Special Archery Hunt at Nashotah Park

9/18/2017 3:21:27 PM

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

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

9/13/2017 11:55:53 AM

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

New Environmental  Education Program Kicks Off in Waukesha County

9/12/2017 11:37:52 AM

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

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

9/11/2017 10:48:28 AM

Residents and businesses are invited to drop off used plastic growing pots, plant trays, and plant containers free of charge at Johnson's Nursery Inc., W180 N6275 Marcy Road, Menomonee Falls for collection. Residents may drop off containers year-round during business hours. Those with bulk quantities, such as businesses, are required to pre-sort, palletize, and call ahead to schedule a drop-off. Visit the retail office upon arrival for direction to the drop off area.

Public Information Meeting for Waukesha County Park and Open Space Plan

9/11/2017 10:10:44 AM

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

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

9/6/2017 7:34:50 PM

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

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

9/6/2017 2:22:52 PM

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

Waukesha County Emergency Management Asks Residents to Create Emergency Supply Kits

9/6/2017 2:19:38 PM

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

Recycling Facility Open for Doors Open Milwaukee

9/6/2017 12:36:48 PM

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

Need to contact your legislative representative

8/31/2017 10:13:31 AM

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

2017 Judicial Rotation

8/31/2017 9:17:08 AM

2016 Jury Report Available

8/28/2017 10:27:38 PM

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

8/8/2017 4:36:13 PM

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

Special One-Day Electronics and Appliance Recycling Event

8/8/2017 4:34:52 PM

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

Community Input Sought on Top 3 Health Priorities for Waukesha County

8/8/2017 4:33:46 PM

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

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

8/8/2017 4:32:53 PM

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

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

8/8/2017 4:31:30 PM

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