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    West Nile Virus Confirmed in Waukesha County

    The first case of West Nile Virus in Waukesha County this year has been confirmed in a crow found in the city of Delafield.

    West Nile virus (WNV) is a potentially serious illness. Experts believe WNV is established as a seasonal epidemic in North America that flares up in the summer and continues into the fall. The disease is most often spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito.

    When dealing with West Nile virus, prevention is your best bet. Fighting mosquito bites reduces your risk of getting this disease, along with others that mosquitoes can carry. Take the commonsense steps below to reduce your risk:

    • Apply insect repellent to exposed skin and clothing.
    • Mosquitoes are most active at dawn and dusk, so limiting time spent during these hours.
    • Change water in bird baths and pet dishes at least every 3 days.
    • Trim tall grass, weeds, and vines. Mosquitoes rest in these areas in hot daylight hours.
    • Landscape to prevent water from pooling in low-laying areas.
    • Avoid bites and illness
    • Clean out the mosquitoes from the places where you live, work, and play
      help your community control the disease.
    • Something to remember: The chance that any one person is going to become ill from a single mosquito bite remains low. The risk of severe illness and death is highest for people over 50 years old, although people of all ages can become ill.

    For more information on West Nile Virsus please visit Department Of Human Services – West Nile Virus

     


    TUESDAY JUNE 20, 2017 CORNELL LAKE TREATMENT NOTICE

    Cornell Lake Treatment for Eurasian Mil-foil is scheduled for: Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

    Selected areas of Cornell Lake will receive a chemical treatment to control the exotic aquatic plant known as Eurasian water milfoil. This non-native plant can interfere with navigational and recreational activities as well as harming native lake weeds.

    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 23rd as a rain date.

    The recommended precautions after treatment are as follows:

    NO swimming for 1 day

    NO garden watering for 21 days

    We have instituted a phone message system that enables lake users 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.


    JUNE 29, 2017 PINE LAKE WEED TREATMENT NOTICE

     WEED TREATMENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY JUNE 29, 2017!

    Pine Lake Treatment for Eurasian Mil-foil is Scheduled for: Thursday June 22nd, 2017 (Weather Permitting)

    Selected areas of Pine Lake will receive a chemical treatment to control the exotic aquatic plant known as Eurasian water milfoil. This non-native plant can interfere with navigational and recreational activities as well as harming native lake weeds.

    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 23rd as a rain date.

    The recommended precautions after treatment are as follows:

    NO swimming for 1 day

    NO garden watering for 21 days

    We have instituted a phone message system that enables lake users 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.

    Pine Lake Spraying Notice


    *Invasive Species Alert*

    European Pine Sawfly

    Have you been noticing clumps of caterpillar looking insects on or around the Pines on your property? You may have a small European Pine Sawfly infestation on your hands.

     Please click the species name above to view a picture of European Pine Sawfly Infesting Scotch pine at the Pine Lake Launch

    To read more, please visit the link below  http://wimastergardener.org/article/european-pine-sawfly

    Jumping Worms

    People of Wisconsin have been discovering a non-native earthworm that is particularly decimating to our forest floor. Nicknamed jumping worms, this Asian species of earthworm is noted for its ability to demolish leaf litter layers at astounding rates.

    Please click the species name above to view a picture of Jumping Worms breaking down leaf litter layer at Pine Lake Launch

    To read more, please visit the link below http://wimastergardener.org/2016/08/24/experts-tip-new-invasive-species-jumping-worms

     

    If you have any specific questions or concerns please contact Cody Lincoln, Village of Chenequa Forester and Director of Public Works

     


    WAUKESHA COUNTY RESIDENTS ASKED TO KEEP PROPANE CYLINDERS OUT OF RECYCLING CONTAINERS THIS MEMORIAL DAY

    As grilling season gets underway with Memorial Day and nice weather approaching, Waukesha County wants to reminder residents to recycle right by knowing the acceptable recyclables. We ask residents not to place propane cylinders, plastic bags, scrap metal and other potentially hazardous items in their curbside recycling container.

    “Residents should understand that improper disposal of dangerous and non-recyclable materials in the curbside recycling containers not only causes costly damage to the equipment, but also puts 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.”

    Waukesha County residents are reminded of the following resources available:
    • The 8 Ways to Recycle Right
    • Acceptable curbside recycling information and guide available at http://www.waukeshacounty.gov/recycling/
    • The free Waukesha County Recycles mobile app that provides detailed information on what is recyclable curbside as well as what and how to recycle or safely dispose of other items in the community, where to take them, along with navigation to the selected location

    Waukesha County residents can find more information at www.waukeshacounty.gov/recycling, through the free Waukesha County Recycles mobile app available in the App Store and Google Play Store, by liking the Waukesha County Recycles Facebook page and following @WaukCoRecycles on Twitter or by calling 262-896-8300.


    APPLICATION FOR LIQUOR LICENSE

    PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the following person has filed an application for a Combination Class “B” Malt Liquor and Intoxicating Liquor License to be issued by the Village of Chenequa, County of Waukesha, Wisconsin, pursuant to the approval of said application for the period from the 1st day of July, 2017 through the 30th day of June 2018. Michael Paddock, Agent, Chenequa Country Club, 6250 N State Highway 83, Hartland, Wisconsin 53029

    Pamela Ann Little
    Village Clerk – Treasurer


    Great Wisconsin Birdathon Fundraiser

    We are the Indigo Girls and Guys Fundraising Team!

    Collectively the Birdathon hopes to raise $75,000 for bird conservation in Wisconsin, and we hope you will help us reach our team goal of $10,000.

    To provide an incentive, Colby Construction has offered to match all donations up to $5,000!

    Our focus is on Chenequa. Why? Because the Village of Chenequa was an inaugural Bird City, one of the recipients of the Bird Protection Fund of the NRF. Between April 15 and June 15, we will spend all or part of a day finding as many bird species as possible in the Village. You can donate a set amount to our team, or pledge an amount per species that we see AND you can join us as we search for birds. Our bird count date will be set in May when the migration is in its peak and the weather is favorable. Stop back and check in for updates.

    Your donation supports the Bird Protection Fund and state-wide projects that protect the year-round migrating, breeding, and wintering needs of Wisconsin’s birds. All donations and pledges are tax-deductible.

    Thanks to Colby Construction and to you for supporting our team, and for helping our state’s birds!

    Our fundraising goal: $10,000

    $6,000 raised so far…$4,000 to go!

    Please donate   http://wibirdathon.org/teampage.asp?fundid=3147


    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


    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.


    SPRAYING NOTICE - Cornell Lake Weed Treatment

    The Village of Chenequa has contracted Marine Biochemists to chemically treat Cornell Lake for control of the exotic and invasive aquatic plant Eurasion Milfoil. Treatment will be Monday, September 26th. The chemicals will not be applied if conditions are raining or windy.  The spraying may be rescheduled for Tuesday, September 27th.

    The recommended precautions after treatment are as follows:

    NO swimming for one day.
    NO garden watering for 21 days.

    If you have any questions, call the Village Hall at 367-2239.


    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/.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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)