“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.
“Waukesha County has a history of partnering with our neighbors to increase value to the County and the region as a whole. In Washington County, we are already working with them on juvenile secure detentions, aquatic invasive management in lakes, workforce development and home buying and rehabilitation assistance for income eligible citizens.
“In the past few days, our Department of Parks and Land Use has already reached out to Washington County to see what additional projects we can begin work on together right away. In the meantime, I am assembling a group to start evaluating additional ways to combine Waukesha and Washington County resources.
“In addition, our recycling program partners with the City of Milwaukee to operate our Materials Recovery Facility (MRF); the Waukesha County Medical Examiner often provides professional services and expertise to surrounding counties; and our Bridges Library System serves residents in Waukesha and Jefferson counties. These are just a few examples of how Waukesha County innovates and shares resources with our neighbors to ensure delivery of efficient, cost effective services to our taxpayers.”