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    Public Hearing Notice - Monday, May 8, 2017 @ 6:30PM

    ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND AND BE HEARD

    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held by the Village of Chenequa Board of Trustees on Monday, May 8, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Village Hall, 31275 W County Road K, Chenequa, Wisconsin. The following matter will be heard:

    Ordinance to Amend Section 6.03(2) Defining the Term “Accessory Structure”;
    Create Section 6.05(3)(d) Relating to the Designation of a Private Storage and
    Maintenance Facility as a Conditional Use; and
    Repeal Section 6.05(4)(b)(x) Relating to the Minimum Acreage of a Site for a Proposed Conditional Use
     
    The purpose of the public hearing is to accept public comment on the proposed amendments. The proposed amendments revise the definition of the term “Accessory Structure” to include structures which are a conditional use, designate a “Private Storage and Maintenance Facility” as a conditional use and repeal the minimum acreage requirement for conditional uses.

    Related materials may be reviewed at the Chenequa Village Hall, 31275 W County Road K during normal business hours (Monday through Thursday, 8:00AM – 4:30PM and Friday, 8:00AM to 3:00PM). For further information regarding the public hearing, please contact Robert Douglas, Village Administrator at 262-367-2239. Written comments may be submitted to the Village Clerk-Treasurer until the Public Hearing is closed.

    Respectfully submitted by:
    Pamela Ann Little, Clerk-Treasurer


    International Migratory Bird Day!

    The Village of Chenequa will be celebrating International Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 13th.  All citizens are encouraged to celebrate this observance and to support efforts to protect and conserve migratory birds and their habitats in our community!

    Resolution Recognizing International Migratory Bird Day

     

    Passed and Signed by the Chenequa Village Board on the 10th day of April, 2017


    ARBOR DAY PROCLAMATION!

    A proclamation has been issued by President Susan Wilkey proclaiming April 28th, 2017 as ARBOR DAY in the Village of Chenequa

    Proclamation of Arbor Day

     

    Signed on the 10th day of April, 2017


    April 8th Electronics & Appliance Recycling Event

    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, April 8 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The collection will take place at 701 Progress Drive.

    State law bans electronics and appliances from landfills and incinerators due to the valuable materials that can be recycled and reused, including precious metals like gold and copper.  Many devices also contain hazardous materials such as lead, mercury, cadmium, chromium and chemical flame retardants that need to be disposed of properly.  This collection assists residents to comply with State law and provide options for responsible recycling of used, household electronics and appliances.

    Items that will be collected at the event for a cash only fee include television sets ($25 each) and Cathode Ray Tube computer monitors ($10 each).

    No broken or de-manufactured television or computer units will be accepted.  These additional items will be collected at no fee: computers, other computer monitors, printers, keyboards, laptops, scanners, DVD players, VCRs, stereos, cell phones, telephones, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, refrigerators, microwaves, watercoolers, freezers, water heaters, washer/dryers, stoves, oven/ranges, dishwashers.

    These collection events are for household electronics and appliances only.

    Businesses are required by Wisconsin law to recycle and there are several options to contract for these services listed on our website.

    The City of Muskego will host the next collection event on Saturday, May 13 at W182 S8200 Racine Avenue from 9:00 a.m. to noon.  For a list of upcoming events, business recycling options and locations to recycle broken or de-manufactured units, visit our website waukeshacounty.gov/recycling or call 262-896-8300.


    RETZER NATURE CENTER SPRING PRE-ORDER SALE

    Pre-Order Until April 5th, Pick-up at April 29th Spring Sale & Workshop Event

    (WAUKESHA, WI) – Retzer Nature Center’s annual Spring Sale pre-order of compost bins, rain barrels and native plants is going on now through April 5. The pre-order guarantees sale prices and availability of merchandise. Order online at waukeshacounty.gov/springsale. Pre-orders will be available for pick up during Retzer Nature Center’s Spring Sale & Workshop event on April 29.

    Items Available During the Pre-Order Sale

    • Home compost bin for $50 (normally $60)
    • Rain barrel with diverter kit – $60 (normally $84), tandem set – $100 (normally $121)
    • 50 varieties of individual native plants – $2.50 each (will be $4.25 day of Workshop Event)
    • Collections available for $65 (will not be available for purchase day of Workshop Event)
      • Rain Garden Native Plant Collection – four plants of eight different species
      • Native Prairie Garden Plant Collection – four plants of eight different species
      • Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden Collection – four plants of eight different species

    About the Spring Sale and Workshop Event

    Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use will hold its annual Spring Sale & Workshop Event on April 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Retzer Nature Center, (S14 W28167 Madison Street, Waukesha). Attendees can pick up their items purchased during the pre-order, as well as purchase limited quantities of other items that day. Free workshops will be held about home composting, native plant landscaping, rain gardens and rain barrels. A native wildflower walk will also take place.

    For more information about the pre-sale or workshops, call 262-896-8007 or visit our web site at waukeshacounty.gov/springsale and like Retzer Nature Center and Waukesha County Recycles on Facebook.


    RADON EXPOSURE IS LEADING CAUSE OF LUNG CANCER AMONG NON-SMOKERS - January is National Radon Action Month

    January is National Radon Action Month and Waukesha County health officials are encouraging homeowners to check their home’s radon levels.  Exposure to radioactive radon gas is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers nationwide.

    “Radon is an easily mitigated heath risk. The small cost of the kit, available either through the County or at your local hardware store, is well worth the peace of mind knowing that your home and family are safe and healthy,” stated Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow.

    Radon is an odorless radioactive gas that is naturally present in the ground and can enter homes through their foundations. Between 40 and 50 percent of both old and new homes in Southeastern Wisconsin have elevated airborne concentrations on the main living level. An estimated 20,000 lung cancer deaths are caused by radon annually among non-smokers in the United States, according to reports by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Surgeon General.

    How to get a Radon Test Kit

    The Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use – Environmental Health Division serves as The Southeastern Wisconsin Radon Information Center on behalf of Waukesha, Racine, and Milwaukee Counties.  Radon test kits are available through many local home supply stores, through the Department by calling 262-896-8300 or your local public health agency.

    For information about radon in Wisconsin, visit: www.lowradon.org


    Invasive Species Control Methods

    Invasive species such as Glossy Buckthorn, Common Buckthorn, Bush Honey Suckle, Oriental Bitter Sweet and Barberry can wreak havoc on a native ecosystem and prevent the growth of many favored-native species of shrubs and trees. Invasive species have incredible abilities to both thrive and multiply in their non-native environment. This is largely because native species are simply not capable of competing. Often times, they will be the first to emerge from dormancy and will hold their leaves far later into the growing season. In addition, they have an amazing ability to thrive in areas with heavy shading and high competition.

    After one attempt controlling these species, many people will get discouraged by their efforts. Invasives have an incredible ability to prolifically stump sprout and at times even appear to come in thicker than ever before. This issue can often be mitigated by the application of oil-based herbicides (such as Pathfinder II) applied directly to the surface of freshly cut stumps. Controlling invasive trees, shrubs and vines is very similar to weeding your garden, but on a much larger scale. Simply cutting weeds in your garden you are almost guaranteed to see minimal long term results. However, by removing the entire root or by chemically treating the weed with herbicides you will likely see a dramatic impact.

    Controlling invasive species populations is one of the best things you can do to your property to enhance aesthetics and increase property value. However, many people are dispirited by the thought of invasive species control because they see it as labor intensive work with minimal reward associated. With correct control techniques and the use of proper tools you will see how easy and rewarding this work can truly be.

    ** KEEP IN MIND ** The Village of Chenequa has strict ordinances that prevent cutting of any native or NON-NATIVE plants within 75’ of the water’s edge. These ordinances were put in place to keep our lakes clean and to keep the “Up North” feel that many of us have grown to know and love. Cutting trees and brush within the 75’ buffer increases erosion and sediment loading into the lakes and eliminates the natural screening of houses and auxiliary structures.  If you wish to do any cutting within this buffer please contact the Village Forester.

    For more information please feel free to contact the Village Forester clincoln@Chenequa.org  or visit the informational links provided below:

    http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/invasives/terrestrialplants/woody/buckthorn/control.html

    https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/nrcs144p2_015111.pdf

    https://www.na.fs.fed.us/spfo/invasiveplants/factsheets/pdf/bush-honeysuckle.pdf


    PROPERTY TAX INFORMATION

    Property tax bills are mailed annually in late-November or early-December following the annual budget process. Real estate property taxes can be paid in two installments due January 31 and July 31 of each year. The July 31 payment is payable to Waukesha County. Personal property taxes must be paid in full by January 31 of each year.

    Current and past tax bill information can be found on the Waukesha County Website. The municipality code is CHQV.

    You can now pay your taxes online to the Village of Chenequa through Point & Pay.  There is a fee for this service.
    point-pay

    Pay online: http://tax.waukeshacounty.gov/

     Pay by phone: 888.891.6064, Option 1 *

    * Option 1 available M-F, 8am-10pm EST

    Type: Payment Amount: Fee:
    eCheck $0.01-$10,000 $1.50
    eCheck $10,000.01 and above $10.00
    Credit/Debit card for taxes Any amount 2.39% of payment amount, minimum $1.50

    These fees are paid directly to Point & Pay; the Village does not receive any portion of these fees. All costs for use of a credit card or an eCheck for payment of taxes is the responsibility of the taxpayer.


    STH 83 & CTH K / Beaver Lake Road Construction

    On Tuesday, September 6th, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin an intersection improvement project at Highway 83 (Hartland Road) and Highway K/Beaver Lake Road. The contractor, Musson Bros. Inc., is planning to complete the $328,500 project this fall. Utilities have been working in advance of the DOT project. The schedule of work is weather dependent and subject to change. More information can be found on the project website at projects.511wi.gov/83k/.


    HELP PROTECT RECYCLING AND COLLECTION WORKERS

    NEWS RELEASE: Monday, July 25, 2016

    Residents Asked to Properly Dispose of Dangerous Materials, Avoid Fires

    (WAUKESHA, WI) – Waukesha County officials are asking residents to protect the safety of collection and facility workers by properly disposing of dangerous, hazardous and flammable materials. This year, several fires have erupted at the Waukesha County/City of Milwaukee Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) due to improper disposal of propane tanks and flammable residues in curbside recycling containers.
    “Residents must understand that improper disposal of dangerous and non-recyclable materials not only causes costly damage to the equipment, but also puts curbside collection and recycling facility workers at serious risk,” said Rebecca Mattano, Recycling & Solid Waste Supervisor for Waukesha County. “Much of this work is done by hand, creating a hazardous situation for people who are providing service to us all.”
    Curbside collection workers monitor materials before placing them into the recycling truck. However, it can be difficult to screen the materials in large recycling containers for potentially hazardous materials. Residents can “recycle right” to ensure that all potentially hazardous materials are properly disposed of and do not make it into curbside recycling containers. These materials include:
    • Propane cylinders
    • Lighter fluid
    • Hazardous materials
    • Flammable and combustible items
    Properly Dispose of Hazardous Materials
    For proper disposal information, download the free mobile app ‘Waukesha County Recycles’ in the App Store or Google Play Store, or visit our website www.waukeshacounty.gov/recycling or call 262-896-8300.

    Kelly Mehring
    Land Resources Division
    Waukesha County Parks & Land Use
    515 W. Moreland Blvd. AC260
    Waukesha, WI 53188
    262-896-8013
    kmehring@waukeshacounty.gov


    WAUKESHA COUNTY RECYCLING PROGRAM CELEBRATES RECORD RETURNS FOR 25TH ANNIVERSARY

    PRESS RELEASE (WAUKESHA, WI) – Today, Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow is proud to announce that communities who participate in the Waukesha County Recycling Program will receive a record level of funds for tax relief. With the addition of two new municipal partners this year and increased recycling tonnage, the total amount of dividend payments has been increased, adding up to over $1.75 million for 2015.

    “Citizens in our 27 participating communities understand the value of recyclable material and the savings associated with diverting these resources from the landfill,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. “Now that single sort recycling has simplified the process, people are recycling more than ever.”

    A new single sort recycling system was introduced last year, allowing residents to place bottles, cans and paper in the same recycling containers. Since the new system has been in place, recycling tonnage has increased 34%, exceeding our 3-year goal of 25%. The increase in recycling also resulted in Waukesha County communities diverting 13% more materials, over 10,000 tons, from landfill disposal, saving approximately $500,000 through reduced landfill disposal costs.

    This 2015 dividend payment increased 17%, $255,000, more than the previous year. Each year, municipalities that participate in the program receive dividend payments to offset residential recycling program costs. The payments vary for each partner based on individual program costs, tons of recyclables and recycling rate. A breakdown of the recycling dividend payment for individual communities is located on the next page.

    This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Waukesha County Recycling Program. Since it began in 1991, communities have collectively recycled over 515,000 tons of materials and avoided over $25 million in landfill disposal costs. Together, local residents continue to recycle more and recycle right, another impressive example of how Waukesha County is leading the way. To see Municipal Recycling Disbursements click here.


    WELCOME CODY LINCOLN

    Cody Lincoln ID_0002The Village of Chenequa has recently hired one of its newest employees, Cody Lincoln.  Who is a recent graduate (2015) from the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point with majors in both Forestry Management and Urban Forestry.  His primary focus will be managing the forests of Chenequa and assisting in the Public works Department.  Throughout college, Cody worked to build his skills and gain field knowledge by joining a Tree Service in Waukesha.  Cody is an Okauchee Lake local who has always had a passion for the outdoors since he was just a boy which is what drove him to pursue his career in Forestry.  Outside of work, Cody is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys bass fishing, hunting, kayaking and hiking.  He is looking forward to working and getting acquainted with the Village residents.  He can be reached by e-mail at clincoln@chenequa.org or by calling the Village Hall at 262-367-2239.


    HELP PROTECT RECYCLING FACILITY WORKERS – RECYCLE SMALL PROPANE CYLINDERS CORRECTLY

    Waukesha County residents are asked to find alternative ways to recycle their used small propane cylinders rather than placing in the curbside recycling containers. Propane cylinders pose a very serious risk to workers and equipment because during the baling process materials are compressed under hundreds of pounds of pressure in order to form large bales for shipping. Even when the cylinders are empty, they remain pressurized and can explode and cause a fire when compacted. Over the last year, workers at the Waukesha County/City of Milwaukee Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) have removed an average of 75 small propane cylinders daily from the recyclables.

    “Propane cylinders cannot be recycled in curbside recycling containers. We urge residents to utilize the alternate recycling options available in order to ensure worker safety and protect the large public investment in the new recyclable processing equipment at the MRF,” said Rebecca Mattano, Waukesha County Recycling and Solid Waste Supervisor.

    Propane tank/cylinder manufacturers recommend consumers return unusable propane tanks to a local distributor. Please check for the ‘manufacturer’s tag’ as a source of contact/disposal information. Alternatively, many local scrap metal collections or home improvement stores will accept empty propane cylinders for recycling. Visit waukeshacounty.gov/recycling to find local propane tank dealers that will safely dispose of used or unwanted propane tanks.


    Waukesha County Launches Recycling Smartphone Application

    A new smartphone app called Waukesha County Recycles offers residents convenient information about proper recycling and disposal of a wide variety of household items.  The County contracted with the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s App Brewery, to develop the app which provides detailed information on what and how to recycle or safely dispose of items, and where to take them, along with navigation to the selected location. This app supports the Waukesha County recycling program mission of educating residents about recycling right which maximizes operational efficiencies, reduces costs and minimizes dangers to collection and recycling facility workers.

    For more information about the Waukesha County Recycles app, or other recycling and disposal questions, download the free app in the App Store or Google Play Store today or call 262-896-8300.


    March 2016 Newsletter

    The March, 2016 Newsletter is now available!


    Oak Harvesting Guidelines

    A professionally designed version of Oak Harvesting Guidelines is now available online at the DNR website. Learn if your property is at risk, how to reduce the spread of Oak Wilt, how to know if a yard tree has Oak Wilt and so much more. Click here for additional information.


    Reduce Public Health Risks by Proper Disposal of Household Medical Sharps

    (WAUKESHA, WI) – Waukesha County would like to remind residents that improperly disposing of medical sharps poses a public health risk along with the potential to injure collection and recycling facility workers.  To reduce public health risks, Wisconsin medical waste rules require safe management and disposal. It is illegal to put sharps in the refuse (trash) or with recyclables and there are several options for safe disposal:

    • Contact your pharmacy, doctor, clinic or local hospital; many health care facilities accept sharps but are not legally required to register, therefore, may not appear on the list of registered sharps collection stations.
    • Take sharps to a registered collection station.  To find a site in Waukesha County go to www.waukeshacounty.gov/recycling and click on Medical under Product Disposal.
    • Use a “mail-back” sharps program, which can be found by searching the internet. The company should provide containers and packaging which meet U.S. postal regulations.

    “We want to make sure residents understand that improper disposal of medical sharps puts curbside collection and recycling facility workers at risk. Much of this work is done by hand, creating a hazardous situation for people who are providing a service to us all,” stated Rebecca Mattano, Recycling & Solid Waste Supervisor for Waukesha County.

    For more information, disposal publications and other locations for safe disposal of medical sharps in Wisconsin visit the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/HealthWaste/HouseholdSharps.html

     


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

    January is National Radon Action Month. Attached is a press release from Waukesha County on this very important issue.


    NORTH LAKE LAUNCH

    Great news! The DNR has issued the necessary permits for Public Access at the Highway 83 North Lake launch site on October 15, 2015. The Public Access project at Highway 83 must be completed within three years of October 15, 2015. The following must still be obtained:

    1. Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for the Highway 83 operation and winter access at NLYC must be approved by the Town of Merton Planning Commission and Town of Merton Board (in process).

    2. The Waukesha County Planning Commission also must approve CUP for the Highway 83 Public Access operation and winter access at NLYC (in process).

    3. Army Corp of Engineers must issue a permit for the Highway 83 Public Access operation (in process).

    4. Reapply for a dredging permit from DNR for Highway 83 Public access Operation and DNR must issue that permit.


    November 2015 Newsletter

    Our November 2015 Newsletter is out now, click here to see a copy!


    2015 Wisconsin Act 79 - Posting of Legal Notices

    The 2015 Wisconsin Act 79 was signed by the Governor on November 11, 2015. This Act provides the option for certain municipalities to post legal notices on their website and one other public place instead of posting in three public places. Click here to see full memorandum and Act 79.

    The Village of Chenequa will be posting legal notices on their website and using the main posting board which is located in the foyer as you enter the Village Hall.


    Mariette Nowak, Author - Landscaping to Attract Birds

    The Village of Chenequa will be co-hosting author Mariette Nowak at the Village Hall on November 19th with the Kettle Moraine Garden Club.  Mariette Nowak will be speaking on Landscaping to Attract Birds. Please see the attached flyer for more details on the event.


    VINTAGE IS IN!

    Dr GrunnkeDr. Richard Grunke cast the first ballot in our vintage voting booth Tuesday morning for the Assembly District 99 race.

    This voting booth was made by the Douglas Manufacturing Company in Crete, Nebraska.  The company was founded by William W. and Elizabeth Robb Douglas. She is credited with the idea of creating a collapsible voting booth. According to company history, she pledged $20,000 to a missionary to Tibet without knowing how she would fulfill the promise.  She then had a dream where she saw an old man with a long white beard who told her to make a steel collapsible voting booth.  When she woke up, she used cardboard and sewing pins to put together a prototype.   A patent was issued to the Douglases in 1906. When part of the family moved to Los Angeles, a factory was started there.  In 1912 a factory was built in Crete, where it still exists.


    Summer 2015 Newsletter

    Our Summer 2015 Newsletter is out now, click here to see a copy!


    SWRPC - 2014 Annual Report

    The 2014 Annual Report from the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SWRPC) has been released. This report describes the organization, objectives, and functions of the Commission. It also describes the Commission work programs for 2014 and presents in summary form the major findings and recommendations of the program.


    Pine Lake 2015 Fish Kill

    The DNR issued a press release concerning the dying of pan fish found this spring on Pine Lake.  Click here for the press release.


    Susan Wilkey's First Presidential Meeting

    Susan Wilkey presided over her first Village Board meeting as President on Monday, May 11. Congratulations, Susan!

    Susan Wilkey First Pres Meeting


    Village Garage Open House

    On Saturday, May 16th from 9-11 AM the Village of Chenequa will be holding an open house for the new Village Garage! Please drop by to view the Village, Police, and Fire Garages and their equipment. We will also be offering free blood pressure checks, as well as a site to drop off expired or no longer needed prescription drugs.

    Former Chenequa Building Inspector John Tising will also be there for those who wish to greet him and wish him a happy retirement.


    International Migratory Bird Day!

    The Village of Chenequa will be celebrating International Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 9th.  All citizens are encouraged to celebrate this observance and to support efforts to protect and conserve migratory birds and their habitats in our community!


    ARBOR DAY PROCLAMATION!

    A proclamation has been issued by President Foote proclaiming April 24, 2015 as ARBOR DAY in the Village of Chenequa.


    THANK YOU BRONSON!

    The citizens of Chenequa recognized Bronson Haase Monday night for his six years of services as Village Trustee. Bronson was instrumental in establishing the village’s personnel committee in 2001.  The citizens of Chenequa deeply appreciate his time and service contributed to the preservation and improvement of the quality of life in our community. A Resolution of Appreciation has been recorded on the permanent records of the Village Board. Thank you Bronson!


    Arbor Day Foundation Names Chenequa Tree City USA

    Chenequa was named a 2014 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.

    Chenequa achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

    The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.

    “Everyone benefits when elected officials, volunteers, and committed citizens in communities like Chenequa make smart investments in urban forests,” said Matt Harris, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Trees bring shade to our homes and beauty to our neighborhoods, along with numerous economic, social and environmental benefits.”

    Cleaner air, improved storm water management, energy savings and increased property values and commercial activity are among the benefits enjoyed by Tree City USA communities.

    More information on the program is available at arborday.org/TreeCityUSA.

     


    Chenequa Bird Count

    This year we will be starting a bird count in Chenequa on December 29th. For more information on how to take part, please see this informative flyer.


    Property Tax Bills are Ready

    Chenequa’s property tax bills have been posted to the County’s website.  To search for your property, click here.  For a quick search, enter the residential number and not the street name.


    Referendum Letter to Residents, October 25, 2014

    The Chenequa Village Board of Trustees would like to thank those residents who attended the public information meeting on Saturday October 25th. Turnout was reasonable and the residents who attended were in strong support of maintaining the services of the village as they currently stand and were in consensus to fully support the referendum to maintain current village services.

    The Village of Chenequa is best described as UNIQUE –
    Unique in so many ways….such as the unique services that are provided to its residents, services that the Village of Chenequa residents strongly desire and have come to expect. These services that are provided to the Village of Chenequa residents are in many ways the reason why the Village of Chenequa was created and incorporated in 1928.

    • 24/7 – 365 days/year for Police Services to deter crime
    • Fire and Emergency Medical Services
    • Control over our own zoning and building
    • Snow Plow operations for public safety access to properties

    In order to continue to provide such services and cover the costs to do so – we need you to vote YES on the November 4th ballot so we can increase the village’s tax levy by $85,284. This would be approximately $187.21 per $1 million dollar of market value on your property. Your support and a YES vote would be greatly appreciated!

    Should you have any questions regarding this referendum, please contact your Trustees or Village Administrator:

    Robert Foote 367-8383                       Jo Ann Villavicencio 367-6332
    Bronson Haase 367-3221                  Carol Manegold 367-4698
    Dwyn von Bereghy 367-8570              Robert Bellin 367-4229
    Helmut Keidl 367-1589                        Robert Douglas 367-2239

    THANK YOU!!


    Bow Hunting in the Village

    Due to recent changes in Hunting Laws, the Village of Chenequa’s hunting ordinances regarding bow hunting have been adjusted. Please read a memo from Chief Douglas here, and download the 2014-15 Bow Hunting Permission to Hunt form here.


    Referendum Letter to the Residents

    Dear Village Resident,

    The Village of Chenequa will hold a special referendum in November for residents to approve increased Village taxes.  The Trustees ask that you vote yes.  The following explains why we ask for your ‘yes’ vote:


    ALS Ice Bucket Submissions Continue

    We will be posting the Chenequa video submissions we receive! Keep checking back here for more submissions.

    Officer Brueser Ice Bucket Video

    Officer McGee Ice Bucket Video

    Officer Ripplinger Ice Bucket Video

    Officer Dauphin Ice Bucket Video


    Chenequa ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    The Village of Chenequa Police Department was challenged by Kurt Zimdars to respond to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on behalf of his wife, former Village Clerk-Treasurer Bonita Zimdars. Check out the challenge video and our response below!

    Kurt Zimdars Ice Bucket Video

     

    CQP Ice Bucket Video

     

    For more information regarding the Ice Bucket Challenge or to donate to the cause, please visit the ALS Association’s website.


    Proposed Highway Improvements

    There will be a Public Involvement Meeting regarding the Highway 83 and Highway 16 proposed improvements held at the Hartland Village Board Room on August 20th from 4 pm-7 pm.


    2015 Lake Country Fire & Rescue Budget Talks

    Every Thursday in August, the Lake Country Fire & Rescue Department Fire Board will be having budget discussions until they have a proposed budget to present. Meetings begin a 6pm and are at Fire Station #1 on Main Street. Chenequa residents are invited to give input on the 2015 Fire Department Budget.


    Thank you Susan!

    Susan Wilkey Award Photo

    Susan Wilkey has served the Village of Chenequa in a diligent and dedicated manner as Village Trustee. The citizens of Chenequa recognized and deeply appreciated her time and service contributed to the preservation and improvement of the quality of life in our community. A Resolution of Appreciation has been recorded on the permanent records of the Village Board. Thank you Susan!


    Thank you Jack!

    J MacDonough
    Jack MacDonough has served the Village of Chenequa in a diligent and dedicated manner as Village Trustee. The citizens of Chenequa recognized and deeply appreciated his time and service contributed to the preservation and improvement of the quality of life in our community. A Resolution of Appreciation has been recorded on the permanent records of the Village Board. Thank you Jack!


    International Migratory Bird Day - May 10, 2014

    A Resolution Recognizing International Migratory Bird Day was passed and adopted by the Village Board on April 14, 2014.  President Foote has proclaimed Saturday, May 10th as International Migratory Bird Day!  A bird walk is being planned.  Please contact Trustee Jo Ann Villavicencio for more details at jfvillavicencio@chenequa.org.


    Arbor Day Proclamation!

    A proclamation has been issued by President Foote proclaiming April 25, 2014 as ARBOR DAY in the Village of Chenequa.


    March 2014 Newsletter

    Please check out our March 2014 Newsletter here.


    ASSESSMENT REVIEW REQUEST

    Appointments are now being made to review property assessments with Village Assessor Mark Link of Tyler Technologies.  Please read the instructions and complete the request form for an assessment review.


    SAVE-THE-DATE

    Waukesha County will be holding its 6th annual countywide prescription drug collection on Saturday, April 26th in an effort to reduce prescription drug abuse and accidental poisonings in Waukesha County as well as help protect local waterways. Residents are invited to bring unwanted prescription medication, over the counter medication, ointments, sprays, inhalers, creams, vials, herbals and pet medications to the Waukesha County Drug Collection. Drop off your items on Saturday, April 26th between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the following eight locations:

    Community Memorial Hospital, Menomonee Falls
    WCTC, Pewaukee
    Moorland Reserve Health Center, New Berlin
    D.N. Greenwald Center, Mukwonago
    Waukesha State Bank, Downtown Waukesha
    Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital, Oconomowoc
    Muskego Police Department, Muskego
    Highway Department Recycling Center, Brookfield

    For more information visit: waukeshacounty.gov/drugcollection


    Village of Chenequa Addresses - 53058 Delivery Area:

    In 2010, the Waukesha County Communication Center updated their mapping system to assist first responders in locating properties. In 2011 to further assist first responders, new property address numbers and street signs were completed in the Village. It was brought to our attention that the addresses in the 53058 delivery area in the Village were scattered and inconsistent. No alpha house number prefixes were to be used. The Village as the authoritative source together with Waukesha County requested the USPS Address Management Systems Database be revised to accept the locally assigned addresses.

    We have been notified by the USPS that the addresses have been corrected. To avoid any mailings from being delayed and/or possibly returned to sender as “insufficient address”, please use the proper format for all correspondence.

    Example: 32451 W Oakland Road
    NOT: W32451 Oakland Road

    The final phase of this project will have Waukesha County updating addresses for property tax bills and the voter registration system.

    Thank you for your compliance and assistance.


    November Newsletter

    The November Newsletter has just been mailed out to residents. Click here for a PDF version.


    Virtual Property Records Now Available

    Virtual property records are now available which reflect assessed values as of January 1, 2013.


    New Village Garage

    * ANNOUNCEMENT *

    For those of you who have been following the Village Board meetings over the past year, you’ll be happy to know that the Village Board has approved the construction of a new garage.

    Two unique opportunities presented themselves where the Village could move the entire operation onto one site.

    The Trustees have awarded the contract of the building to Ray Stadler Construction.  Final details are being worked out on this state of the art, energy efficient building.

    Feel free to stop by the Village Hall to view the drawing rendered by TDI, Associates, Inc.  We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

     

     

     


    First Confirmed Case of West Nile Virus

    Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use – Division of Environmental Health has been notified from the Wisconsin Division of Health that one crow has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). These results are the first confirmation of a WNV positive bird found in Waukesha County in 2013, since surveillance for the mosquito-transmitted virus began May 1. The crow was found in August, in the Town of Lisbon.

    ► View the official Press Release >>


    New Assessor and Open Book

    The Village of Chenequa has a new Assessor—Megan Bezanson with Tyler Technologies. She will be taking over duties starting immediately, and she will be working closely with the Village on the Board of Review.

    Prior to open books, Tyler Technologies will have assessment roll data available on their website. This information will be password protected. Residents will be notified via email when they can view this information. Please make sure we have your current email address by either calling the Village Hall at 262-367-2239 or by contacting Pam at: clerk-treasurer@chenegua.org.

    Meeting with the Assessor: 
    If you wish to meet with Megan Bezanson of Tyler Technologies for Open Book, you must make an appointment. To schedule an appointment, contact Ms. Bezanson at 800-959-6876, Ext 5 or via email at megan.bezanson@tylertech.com


    Archived News & Alerts

    LAKE SPRAY TREATMENT PERMIT INFORMATION
    Posted: Friday, March 8, 2013
    The Village of Chenequa has applied for a permit for Aquatic Plant Management of Pine and Cornell Lakes from the WI-DNR. Riparian owners may review the permit for both Pine and Cornell Lakes and a copy of the legal notice published in the Lake Country Reporter. Residents will be updated with the exact dates of the proposed treatments as that information becomes available.
    pdf icon Pine Lake Public Notice 2013 (PDF)

    pdf icon Cornell Lake APM Permit Application 2013 (PDF)

    pdf icon Pine Lake APM Permit Application 2013 (PDF)

    pdf icon Pine Lake Permit Map 2013 (PDF)

    DRUG COLLECTION: SAVE-THE-DATE
    SATURDAY, APRIL 27 

    Waukesha County Drug Free Communities will be holding a countywide prescription drug collection on Saturday, April 27 in an effort to reduce prescription drug abuse and accidental poisonings in Waukesha County as well as help protect local waterways. Residents are invited to bring unwanted prescription medication, over the counter medication, ointments, sprays, inhalers, creams, vials, herbals and pet medications to the Waukesha County Drug Collection. Drop off your items on Saturday, April 27th between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the following eight locations:
    • Community Memorial Hospital, Menomonee Falls • WCTC, Pewaukee
    • D.N. Greenwald Center, Mukwonago • Waukesha State Bank, Downtown Waukesha
    • Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital, Oconomowoc
    • Muskego Police Department, Muskego
    • Highway Department Recycling Center, Brookfield
    For more information visit: waukeshacounty.gov/drugcollection

    Venison LotteryVENISON LOTTERY 2012: 

    We will no longer accept phone/fax or email requests. Due to an overwhelming demand from the public, the procedure to acquire unprocessed venison from our sharp shooting program has changed. Please see the Venison Lottery 2012 PDF detailing this year’s Venison Lottery.

    PINE LAKE WEED TREATMENT SCHEDULED
    The treatment of Pine Lake for Eurasian Milfoil is scheduled for:
    Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 (weather permitting)

    The chemicals will not be applied if the applicators feel conditions are unsafe, such as storms, heavy rain or high winds. We have allowed September 19th and 20th , as rain dates. If conditions still do not allow treatment, you be notified.

    The recommended precautions after treatment are as follows:
    NO swimming for 1 day
    NO garden watering for 14 days

    Should you not want this treatment, please notify the Village Hall prior to this date. Please call us even if you have a standing no spray request.

    We have instituted a phone message system that enables residents to call in at any time and get an update. The message will indicate if the treatment took place as scheduled, and if not what plans have been made for the rescheduled treatment. To access this information line, dial 367-4681 and follow the instructions.

    Additional Informational Documents:

    pdf icon Pine Lake Weed Treatment: SUMMER 2012 UPDATE (PDF)

    pdf icon Lake Weed PERMIT APPLICATION, August 2012 (PDF)

    pdf icon Lake Weed MAPS ACERAGE, August 2012 (PDF)

    pdf icon Lake Treatment PERMIT MAP, August 2012 (PDF)

    pdf icon Lake spraying notice 9-18-12 (PDF )
    Same information as posted above on Village Letterhead

    Supporting our friend, Bonita

    Bonita has been chosen to be a part of a stem cell research trial at the Mayo Clinic beginning in January 2012. Please feel free to drop off or mail any cards, messages and notes for Bonita to the Village Hall and we will happily forward them on to her.

    Bonita Fundraising Scale

    Spring 2013: $25,000
    October 2012: $18,000
    August 2012: $16,500
    July 2012: $15,500
    June 2012: $1600

    Fundraiser for Bonita Started: 27 June 2012
    The Village is beginning a fund raiser for Bonita. This is outside of the government body and is being set up by residents of the village. Your consideration and support would be appreciated. Please see the attached PDF.

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    AUGUST 14, 2012 Partisan Primary Election Results
    The Village of Chenequa reports the following at the close of election:
    Outstanding provisional ballots: 0
    Outstanding absentee ballots: 2

    Chenequa had 48% turnout.

    Burn Ban LIFTED: 2 August 2012
    The burning ban is lifted effective Monday (7/30/12) at noon. Jack Edwards, Fire Chief, LCFR

    Further Fireworks and Burning Ban: 27 June 2012
    Due to the extreme dry conditions, the Village has imposed a burning ban until further notice. The Fire Chief, injunction with the Police Chief and Village President have further imposed a banonall fireworksand other open flame type of devices such as flares, sparklers and other similar flammable objects until further notice. We ask for your cooperation and personal policing of this order. The Village Police Department will be actively monitoring this order. This decision was made for the protection of personal property and life.

    As of this writing, the professional fireworks will still be set off from the Pine Lake Island on July 4th. Should the decision come to cancel those we will notify residents by e-mail and post it on our website. As of now we are leaving that decision to the fireworks company and their potential liability.

    To clarify the burning ban, no burning of any kind which would include burn barrels, campfires and other sources of open flame fires. Grilling is fine but if you are using charcoal assure that it is properly stored and completely out before discarding.  Have a safe and enjoyable 4th of July.

    Fire Chief Jack Edwards         Police Chief Bob Douglas        Rob Foote Jr.
    Lake Country Fire Dept.           Chenequa Police Dept.             Village President

    NO BURN: 22 June 2012
    Effective immediately, until further notice, Fire Chief Jack Edwards placed a temporary burning ban until our dry conditions change. There was a small grass fire in the City of Delafield and some neighboring communities due to these conditions.

    FIREWORKS: 22 June 2012
    Beaver, North and Pine Lakes will celebrate the 4th of July with fireworks beginning at dusk (9-9:30 pm).

    Recall Election Results: June 2012
    For the June 5, 2012 Recall Election, the Village of Chenequa reports the following at the close of election:
    Outstanding Provisional Ballots: 0
    Outstanding Absentee Ballots: 1

    Important Personnel Changes: June 2012
    Here is the complete information in a Word document.

    Cornell Lake Spraying: Thursday, May 24
    Pine Lake Spraying: Tuesday, June 5

    On Tuesday, June 5, 2012, Pine Lake will be chemically treated for Eurasian Milfoil. Wisconsin DNR Invasive Species.

    The chemicals will not be applied if the applicators feel conditions are unsafe, such as storms, heavy rain or high winds. We have allowed June 6th and 7th , as rain dates for Pine Lake. If conditions still do not allow treatment, you be notified.

    The recommended precautions after treatment are as followsNO SWIMMING for 1 (one) day following treatment and NO garden watering for 14 (fourteen) days following treatment.

    We have instituted a phone message system that enables residents to call in at any time and get an update. The message will indicate if the treatment took place as scheduled, and if not what plans have been made for the rescheduled treatment. To access this information line, dial 367-4681 and follow the instructions.

    Mar 30, 2012: Provisional and Outstanding Ballots
    The number of provisional and outstanding ballots for the village of Chenequa can be found by going to the County website at www.waukeshacounty.gov

    Recycling Update: Caps on Plastic Bottles Now Accepted for Recycling
    Effective Mar 27, 2012
    The Waukesha County Recycling office announces an addition to what is accepted in the recycling bin for residents. Effective immediately, plastic caps on empty #1 and #2 plastic bottles, jars and jugs are accepted, however the containers must be free of any liquids. So residents can now leave the lids on all empty plastic soda, juice, water, milk, detergent, and cooking oil bottles when they put them into the recycling bin.
    pdf icon Download of PDF of the press release.

    2012 Household Hazardous Waste One-Day Collection Dates Set
    All sites are open and free to any county resident (proof of residency required).
    pdf icon Download of PDF of the dates.
    There are also 4 year-round sites in Menomonee Falls, Muskego, Waukesha, and Franklin. Visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/hazardouswaste or call 262-896-8300 for more information and information on accepted items.

    Wisconsin Election Laws: Photo ID and Other Recent Changes
    Effective 2012 
    Posted October 30, 2011
    Beginning in 2012, you cannot receive a ballot until you have met ID requirements.(See the “Photo ID Exemptions and Exception” section.) Wisconsin does not issue a separate “Voter ID” card. Instead you must use one of the photo IDs listed below. Your photo ID does not need to show a current address.
    pdf icon Download a PDF brochure for viewing and printing.

    Open Carry in Wisconsin Posted October 2, 2011
    The State of Wisconsin has instituted a new law that allows the concealed carrying of a weapon. That law takes effect November 1st, 2011. A permit is required to legally carry a concealed weapon which is available through the Wisconsin Department of Justice. For more information, please see the frequently asked questions.

    Japanese Beetle Damage 
    To read background information and control of Japanese Beetles, click here.

    Spring 2011 Recycling Newsletter from Waukesha County.
    To read the newsletter, click here.

    Chenequa celebrates International Migratory Bird Day May 9 and May 14
    The Village Board passed a resolution to recognize International Migratory Bird Day. Resolving to recognize IMBD, moves Chenequa closer towards its larger goals of preservation of the great outdoors and its inhabitants. IMBD celebrates and brings attention to one of the most important and spectacular events in the Americas – bird migration.

    The Village Board has designated the second Saturday in May as IMBD. We will have an educational celebration at our May 9th board meeting. We would like to establish an annual “Chenequa Birdwalk” led by an experienced local birder. Please email Jo Ann Villavicencio jfvillavicencio@chenequa.org if you are interested in volunteering to lead or participate in such an event.

    The Village of Chenequa, WI was recognized by the Bird City Wisconsin project as one of 15 communities in the state that have made a commitment to making themselves better places for birds and other wildlife. The Bird City Wisconsin partnership is affiliated with the national Audubon, the Milwaukee Audubon Society, and several other Wisconsin environmental and conservation organizations.

    The Bird City designation is in its inaugural year, and is modeled on the “Tree City USA” program sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation. Bird City Wisconsin developed 22 criteria across five categories, including habitat creation and protection, community forest management, limiting hazards, public education, and recognizing International Migratory Bird Day. By amply meeting the established criteria, Chenequa became one of the nation’s first “Bird City” designees.

    Please join the Board on May 9th to celebrate our new Bird City Wisconsin designation.

    One- and two-family dwellings need smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms Effective February 1, 2011
    As of February 1, 2011, there are Wisconsin requirements for both smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms in almost all one- and two-family dwellings, regardless of the building’s age. The new carbon monoxide safety net is for dwellings with fuel burning appliances, fireplaces or attached garages. Read complete alarm information here (PDF) from the Wisconsin Department of Commerce.

    Larger Pier Owner Registration Deadline
    Pier owners may need to register before April 1, 2011.
    Many waterfront property owners with larger piers first put into the water before 2004 must complete a free, one-time registration before April 1, 2011. As required by a 2008 law, this will allow the pier to remain exempt from pier permitting regulations under a law passed in 2004. For more information and instructions to register, go to the Wiscosnin DNR website’s Pier Section.

    Bird City Award Presentation January 10, 2011
    Village of Chenequa receives official flag, signs and plaque from Carl Schwartz, Program Coordinator for the Milwaukee Audubon Society, Inc. — Bird City Wisconsin. Pictured below receiving this award is Village Trustee, Jo Ann Villavicencio. She spearedheaded this effort with Carl Schwartz.

    Bird City Award Presentation January 10, 2011
    Village of Chenequa receives official flag, signs and plaque from Carl Schwartz, Program Coordinator for the Milwaukee Audubon Society, Inc. — Bird City Wisconsin. Pictured below receiving this award is Village Trustee, Jo Ann Villavicencio. She spearedheaded this effort with Carl Schwartz.

    Bird City Award Presentation

    NEW Building Fee Schedule January 1, 2011
    The following schedule is in effect on and after January 1, 2011, for plan review, construction related matters, and permits issued by the Village of Chenequa. Any and all construction, remodeling or replacement work done before a permit is issued will result in a stop order being issued and penalties as outlined in the chenequa village code.
    Fee Schedule (PDF)

    Bird City Status Attained 
    Bird City Wisconsin Names Chenequa Among Nation’s First “Bird Cities.” The Village of Chenequa, WI was recognized by the Bird City Wisconsin project as one of 15 communities in the state that have made a commitment to making themselves better places for birds and other wildlife. The Bird City Wisconsin partnership is affiliated with the national Audubon, the Milwaukee Audubon Society, and several other Wisconsin environmental and conservation organizations.
    • Village press release (PDF)
    • Bird City congratulatory letter (PDF)
    • Audubon press release (PDF)

    Village Seeking Bird City Recognition
    The Village Board is working diligently to seek Bird City Recognition from the Bird City Wisconsin. Towards that effort, many educational recources about bird safety from cats indoor policy, bird landscaping to attract birds and International Migratory Bird declarations were added to the website. Bird City recognition falls directly in line with the Village goals and purpose to preserve nature and tranquility. Birds are a key component of the total ecosystem.

    Village Board Declares Second Saturday of May
    International Migratory Bird Day

    This past spring, the village board passed a resolution to recognize Intermational Migratory Bird Day (PDF). Resolving to recognize IMBD, moves Chenequa closer towards its larger goals of preservation of the great outdoors and its inhabitants. IMBD celebrates and brings attention to one of the most important and spectacular events in the Americas — bird migration. Bird Day is celebrated in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. Public awareness and concern are crucial components of migratory bird conservation. Citizens who are enthusiastic about birds, informed about threats, and empowered to become involved in addressing those threats, can make a tremendous contribution to maintaining healthy bird populations. By modeling what can be done and involving people, their interest and involvement in stewardship can grow. One of the most successful vehicles for public education on migratory birds is International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD). Visit the International Migratory Birds website for more information.

    Past Village President, Peter Friend, honored on Stars and Stripes Flight
    The Stars and Stripes Honor Flight to Washington DC on Sunday, September 19, 2010. The day was a filled with sightseeing and assorted tributes. Mail call during the flight home was a wonderful component of this day and Peter was delighted with the many letters from his family and friends. Thank you, Village Neighbors, for honoring him with your notes and letters of love and support. It was a very meaningful trip and a fitting tribute to all veterans who served the United States during World War II. Peter and his family thank you for contributing to this very special day. Below are a few pictures from his adventure.

    Past Village President on Stars and Stripes Honor Flight
    Recyle and Win! Waste Stream Team Challenge
    This fall, Waukesha County is initiating the Reduce Your Waste Stream Team Challenge, a friendly, waste-reduction competition between Waukesha County neighborhoods in 25 recycling partner communities.* The county is looking for passionate, energetic individuals to take on a leadership role. Team leaders will recruit several households in their neighborhood to participate in the challenge. All team leaders will receive a free compost bin.

    The ultimate goal of the Challenge is to identify those solutions that reduce waste, increase recycling and that participants feel are the easiest to do. With this data, the county can then initiate a county-wide program that will significantly reduce the overall waste stream in our communities, increase recycling and minimize what we put into landfills.

    To register as a team leader in your neighborhood, Waukesha County Home Page

    *Partner Communities: Cities of Brookfield, Delafield, New Berlin, Oconomowoc, Pewaukee and Waukesha; Towns of Brookfield, Delafield, Lisbon, Merton, Oconomowoc, and Waukesha; Villages of Big Bend, Chenequa, Dousman, Eagle, Elm Grove, Hartland, Lac La Belle, Merton, Nashotah, Oconomowoc Lake, Pewaukee, Summit and Wales

    Maples leaves turning brown?
    Many of the Norway Maples have dark spots on the leaves or the leaves appear brown and dead. This is a leaf fungus known as Tar Spot. This is primarily an aesthetics problem and little harm is done to the trees.

    For more information contact the Village Forester or download this UW Extension PDF.

    Springtime Great Horned Owl Rescue
    On the morning of April 15, 2010, after strong winds the previous evening, a Chenequa village resident and Board Trustee, spotted a juvenile Great Horned Owl huddled against the trunk of a tree near her home’s driveway. Not yet mature enough to fly on its own, it had sought shelter from possible predators under the tree. Download PDF story.

    Rescue Great Horned Owl

    Eagle Nest by Chenequa Resident
    Please respect copyrights.

    Eagle with baby in nest


    Please Report Gypsy Moth Activity

    The Forestry Department has received several calls concerning Gypsy Moth caterpillars in their trees. If you have large dark caterpillars crawling down the trunks of your tree it may be Gypsy Moth. Report any findings to Jeff Kante, Village Forester.

    Any report will be investigated and this will help locate areas which will need a fall survey. The Gypsy Moths are nearing the end of the caterpillar stage and little additional leaf damage is expected. Furthermore, many of the caterpillars are dying from a fungus and a virus which were released in 2003 as a bio-control measure. Please see photo below of a gypsy mothe caterpiller.

    gypsy moth

    July 4th Holiday—Garbage Routes One Day Late
    Observance of the holiday will be on Monday, July 5. Garbage routes will be one day late. Read complete letter from Veolia (PDF).

    July 1—Discontinuation of Public Dumping
    The liability for accepting residential and commercial public dumping onsite has become too great and the service will be discontinued on July1, 1010. Rented containers for general household and building materials will continue to be available. Read complete letter from Veolia (PDF).

    Waukesha County 2011 Budget Meetings
    County Executive Daniel P. Vrakas invites you to attend a town hall meeting
    Tuesday, July 13, at the New Berlin Public Library • 6:30 pm.
    Thursday, July 22, at Town Bank in Hartland • 9:00 am
    Monday, July 26, 2010 at the Waukesha County Courthouse • 6:00 pm
    Download Invitation Flyer (PDF)

    Lake Spraying
    On Wednesday, June 9, 2010, Pine Lake and Cornell Lake were treated to control the invasive and exotic plant: Eurasian milfoil. The spraying previously scheduled for June 8th was cancelled due to the rain.

    Precautions: NO SWIMMING for one day following treatment and NO garden watering for fourteen days following treatment.

    New Police Officer: Orlin Foat
    of Hartland was hired on as a Part-time Officer. Orlin joins the police department with experience working for the Oconomowoc Lake and Summit Police Departments. Orlin has completed his orientation and will be filling in shifts as needed with our other part-time officers. Orlin has advised he has met some of the residents while on patrol please welcome him if you have the opportunity.

    Summer Boating
    With the warm spring weather many have an early start on the boating season and are enjoying the lakes in our Village. The police water patrol is out and encouraging safe boating and proper equipment. If you or a guest are planning to go out boating please take a few minutes before and check that you have the proper amount of Personal Flotation Devices (PFD’s) and a Fire Extinguisher if required. Knowing where these items are, if needed, is important. A review of the requirements concerning slow no wake near the shoreline, piers and other watercraft is helpful. If you need a current booklet of the State boating regulations stop and talk to our water patrol officers.

    Ash Trees Dropping Leaves
    Just recently ash trees around the state have been prematurely dropping their leaves shortly after the trees leafed out. Due to loss of leaves, affected trees have a thinner crown compared to nearby broadleaf trees of different species. Read entire document.

    Drug Collection Continues
    Hartland Police Department Drug Collection as a on-going community service program. Prescription drugs have an impact on many different populations — drug abuse among teens and other populations, as well as accidental ingestion by children or senior citizens. With proper disposal of these drugs, we are able to help protect our community and our environment.

    Download Frequently Asked Questions about Drug Disposal

    Spring 2010 Election: Village Trustee Votes
    Carol O. Manegold 66
    John N. MacDonough 75
    Kathleen Seidel 63
    Susan Wilkey 67

    New Village President: Robert T. Foote Jr.
    was appointed by the Village Board of Trustees to serve out the balance of the term for Village President which was vacated by the resignation of Bryce Styza in November 2009. This appointment and term for Village President runs through April 2011.

    New Police Clerk: Pam Little
    of Hartland was hired on as police clerk and assistant to the Village Clerk. Please welcome her to the village when you stop in or call the Village offices. Pam was a part time police clerk with the Village of Hartland. Lynn Grosch who had that position moved on to the Town of Oconomowoc Police Department as it offered more hours and benefits. Thank you Lynn for your 13-plus years of service.

    Highway / Forestry News
    2010 brings a change in responsibilities for our two full time staff members in the Highway Forestry Department. Jeff Kante will oversee all lakeshore zoning and lake management issues, all tree and forestry concerns and other various projects. PJ Schampers will take over the snow plowing, roadway and roadside maintenance and fleet maintenance issues. Please keep this in mind when calling the Village Hall with your questions in these areas.


     

    VILLAGE OF CHENEQUA  •  31275 W County Highway K  •  CHENEQUA WI 53029

    OFFICE HOURS:  Monday • Thursday 8:00am to 4:30pm  •  Friday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

    VILLAGE HALL  (262) 367-2239  •  Fax (262) 367-3341  •  POLICE DEPARTMENT  911 or (262) 367-2145

    AFTER HOURS POLICE  911 or (262) 367-2600 (WCC Dispatch Center)