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    Resolution for Budget Adoption & Tax Levy

    Resolution 2019-11-11-02 for Budget Adoption and Tax Levy.

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    Resolution - Public Nuisance - Oak Wilt

    Resolution 2019-11-11-01 Relative to the Finding of a Public Nuisance with Respect to the Existence of Oak Wilt upon Certain Properties Located in the Village of Chenequa and Ordering Abatement of such Public Nuisance.

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    Ordinance Approving Recodification of Chapter 2

    Ordinance 2019-11-11-02 Approving the Recodification of the Code by Amending and Restating Chapter 2 of the Village Code.

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    Ordinance Creating a New Section 3.6 of the Code and Renumbering Sections 3.6-3.11

    Ordinance 2019-11-11-01 Creating a New Section 3.6 of the Code and Renumbering Sections 3.6-3.11

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    Thankful for Parks Free Weekend



    Residents encouraged to enjoy parks on annual ‘Thankful for Parks’ weekend


    (WAUKESHA, WI) – Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow invites residents and visitors to get outside and enjoy the Waukesha County Park System over Thanksgiving weekend. All nine fee-based parks will have free entrance from Friday, November 29 through Sunday, December 1.


    “Thanksgiving weekend is a great time to get outdoors and get active with your family, friends and even pets. Our park system offers the perfect places to explore nature and enjoy fun and healthy activities,” said Paul Farrow, Waukesha County Executive. “Join us on social media and share why you are ‘Thankful for Parks’ using our hashtag, #ThankfulForParks.”


    Waukesha County fee-based park locations with free admission November 29 through December 1:

    • Fox Brook Park, 2925 N. Barker Road, Brookfield, WI 53045
    • Fox River Park, W264 S4500 River Road, Waukesha, WI 53189
    • Menomonee Park, W220 N7884 Town Line Road, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
    • Minooka Park, 1927 E. Sunset Drive, Waukesha, WI 53186
    • Mukwonago Park, S100W31900 County Hwy LO, Mukwonago, WI 53149
    • Muskego Park, S83 W20370 Janesville Road, Muskego, WI 53150
    • Naga-Waukee Park, 651 Hwy 83, Hartland, WI 53029
    • Nashotah Park, W330 N5113 C.T.H. C, Nashotah, WI 53058
    • Ryan Park, W262 N4656 Ryan Road, Pewaukee, WI 53072


    The 2020 Annual Park Admission Stickers go on sale Black Friday, November 29. Admission stickers are good from date of purchase through December 31, 2020. Stickers are available for purchase through “Online Services” at www.waukeshacountyparks.com, on site at a park office, or through use of a park pay tank.


    About the Waukesha County Park System

    The Waukesha County Park System is a natural resource based park system that demonstrates stewardship while providing recreational and educational opportunities. For more information, visit our web site at www.waukeshacountyparks.com or follow @WaukeshaCoParks on Twitter or like us on Facebook.


    Venison Lottery

    The Village of Chenequa will again offer a dressed deer carcass to the public through a lottery style system.


    Names will be drawn at random starting in mid-December.  These names will be recorded in order of the drawing. If your name is drawn you will be notified via the phone number given in the application, that you have made the list.

    Note: due to the variable number of deer taken from year to year, we can not guarantee you receive a deer, even though your name was drawn.

    The sharpshooting portion of our Deer Management program begins in mid-December and continues until mid-March. Individuals will be called in the order in which their names were drawn.

    How to enter

    To enter, mail or personally deliver a note card to the Chenequa Village Hall. The card must contain the following information:  name, address and contact phone number(s).

    Bill Smith
    1234 Pine Street
    Any town, WI   53029
    Contact phone number(s)           ### – ### – #### or  ###-###-####

    This number will be used to contact you to pick up a deer. (Usually in the evening hours).

    Mail your card/envelope to:

    Village of Chenequa
    Venison Request
    31275 W County Road K
    Hartland, WI 53029

    You may also use the “after hours” drop off box at the Chenequa Village front entrance.


    1. One request per envelope.
    2. One request per household – Multiple requests will void your applications.
    3. If after three separate attempts to contact you have failed, your name will be pulled from the list.

    Please note: The location where deer were available for pick up has been change. The new location is 31197 Hwy K, just east of the Village Hall.

    Facts About AB-203 Absentee Voting Effiency Option (AVEO)

    What is the Absentee Voting Efficiency Option?
    FACT: AVEO is legislation to allow in-person absentee voters to feed their own ballot into electronic voting equipment INSTEAD of placing their ballot inside an envelope.

    Why do we need this process?
    FACT: Not all communities will need or want to use this process, which is why it is optional. We know there are communities in the state that are experiencing a very large number of absentee ballots and of the total absentee ballots cast, 75-80% are being cast by voters who are appearing in-person to do so. Communities are experiencing as many as 60,000 absentee ballots. We also know there are communities who experience very few absentee ballots. Communities need to determine locally, based on their experiences as to their needs in serving their community of voters.

    Why is using machines a better process to using envelopes?
    FACT: We know absentee ballots rejected on Election Day, are not being counted or being remade by poll workers erroneously. The Stein recount in 2016 showed us over 11,000 errors in counting ballots. While this is a small percentage of the total ballots voted across the state, we know we could significantly improve if we allowed in-person absentee voters to feed their own ballots into the electronic voting equipment. The voter would be alerted by the machine and would correct the ballot error themselves. Who better than the voter to determine their ballot intent?

    FACT: We know the expense of absentee balloting involves purchasing thousands and thousands of envelopes, staffing to manage thousands of envelopes; secure delivery of envelopes; staffing to open envelopes at polls or central count; leasing of additional equipment to process ballots in envelopes on Election Day. Treating an in-person absentee voter who is standing right before you as a mail process is inefficient and expensive. The act of allowing the voter to feed the ballot into an electronic voting machine eliminates 75-80% of envelopes, eliminates the cost of managing and opening those envelopes; eliminates the expense to lease additional equipment as municipalities could utilize equipment they already own that is just sitting there doing nothing in the weeks leading up to Election Day. The machine is tested no less than three times. It is secure and capable of holding ballots. Why aren’t we using the expensive machines we own?

    FACT: We know in communities where there are 10,000 – 60,000 absentee ballots being opened and fed into voting equipment on Election Day that delays in reporting results occur as poll workers work late into the evening or early morning to get the ballots in. If AB-203 were adopted, 75-80% of absentee ballots would already be scanned into the equipment by the voter themselves.

    Are the ballots counted early?
    FACT: No, they are not. The electronic voting equipment used is the same certified equipment used on Election Day. Ballots are scanned into the equipment. The equipment records an optical image of the front and back of the ballot. The ballots are NOT counted! Just like on Election Day, tabulation does not occur until the close polls button is activated and the program goes through a tabulation process. The equipment holds the scan in memory until tabulation is activated. The paper ballots are kept in secure tamper evident ballot bags for the audit trail to the imaged record.

    Is this process safe and secure?
    FACT: Yes. The equipment is not connected to the internet and AB-203 has numerous safety precautions that must be met prior to and during use. The equipment must be publicly tested prior to use. The equipment’s memory device must be sealed with a tamper evident seal and checked prior to use and at the conclusion of use daily. The Clerk must publicly notice the activity including notice to the two major political parties. AVEO voting must take place in the presence of at least two Election Officials not including the Voter or a Candidate for Office. Observers may be present. Ballots fed into the machine must be sealed inside tamper evident ballot bags and secured daily. The equipment must be secured in a double lock location when not in use. The municipal plan to utilize AVEO must be reviewed and certified by the Wisconsin Elections Commission prior to use. The municipality must suspend use of AVEO anytime security provisions detailed in AB-203 can’t be met.

    How long would this activity go on?
    FACT: Each participating municipality would decide. There are state and federal laws pertaining to the times in which absentee voting may occur. There is also a federal court case involved. AB203 does not promote any political agenda or strategy, but rather acknowledges the laws and court actions already in place. AB-203 is non-partisan and endorsed by various legislators of both parties. The Wisconsin Municipal Clerk’s Association, a non-partisan, professional organization of Professional Municipal Clerks supports this common sense legislation. The arguments and questions of how long absentee voting can go on, has nothing to do with providing a secure, efficient process of scanning a ballot. AB-203 is about using a machine to hold the ballot instead of an envelope. Envelopes can be damaged, lost and tampered with. A ballot scanned into the equipment by the voter can’t. AB-203 is a more secure process than the current envelope method.

    Has there been a pilot of this process?
    FACT: No, not yet. A pilot of the process can’t be performed until the law provides for the process. We are in favor of a test pilot and have asked the Wisconsin Elections Commission to do so in several communities prior to using the process statewide. This is something they did when rolling out the electronic Badger Books which is also an optional program used in managing elections across the state.

    Who is supporting this and how long have they been working on AVEO legislation?
    FACT: The machines instead of envelopes concept began following the Presidential Election in 2016 when a group of Professional Municipal Clerks from Southeastern Wisconsin got together to talk about election issues and brainstorm solutions. The focus expanded to solicit feedback from Municipal Clerks, County Clerks, Political Parties, League of Women Voters, Wisconsin Elections Commission staff and other interested individuals. Members of the group partnered with a local Legislator to write the legislation. In 2018, the Wisconsin Municipal Clerk’s Association officially offered their support of the bill. The bill was introduced during the 20172018 legislative session. A public hearing was held and the measure passed the committee on the assembly side but failed to be heard by the committee on the senate side. Legislation was re-introduced during the 2018-2019 session. A joint public hearing between both assembly and senate committees was held and the measure was recommended for scheduling on the floor. AB-203 was set to be considered but was removed from the October agenda when various individuals opposed to AVEO advanced a campaign of mis-information and mis-truths. The purpose of this FACT sheet is to set the record straight about AVEO (AB-203).

    I have more questions. Who can I contact?
    FACT: Wisconsin Professional Municipal Clerks are the best resource for information. This is because Professional Municipal Clerks are non-partisan, professionals whose work on this legislation was for the benefit of the residents in their communities. Your local Professional Municipal Clerk is responsible for Election Administration. We are not career politicians or affiliated with political parties. We are Professional Municipal Clerks who take an oath to uphold the laws of the United States, the State of Wisconsin and our communities. This is not about politics or political strategies. We are caring, local professionals who, based on our expertise in Election Administration, are trying to implement common sense, secure processes to instill voter confidence and benefit the local tax-payer. We know the job and the processes including where there are issues.

    Diane Coenen, City of Oconomowoc, dcoenen@oconomowoc-wi.gov
    Kelly Michaels, City of Brookfield, michaels@ci.brookfield.wi.us
    Gina Kozlik, City of Waukesha, gkozlik@ci.waukesha.wi.us
    Marie Moe, City of Portage, marie.moe@portagewi.gov
    Elena Hilby, City of Sun Prairie, ehilby@cityofsunprairie.com
    Kelly Hurst, City of Black River Falls, Kelly.hurst@blackriverfalls.us
    Georgia Stanford, City of New Berlin, gstanford@newberlin.org
    Joan Andrusz, City of Monona jandrusz@ci.monona.wi.us
    Janice Moyer, Village of Menomonee Falls, jmoyer@menomonee-falls.org
    Melissa Hongisto, Village of Suamico, melissah@suamico.org
    Gale Tamez, Village of Wales, walesclerk@bizwi.rr.com
    Wendy Helgeson, Town of Greenville, whelgeson@townofgreenville.com
    Kathy Nickolaus, Town of Waukesha, clerk@townofwaukesha.us
    Meri Majeskie, Town of Genesee, merim@towngenesee.org

    What can I do to help?
    Contact your Wisconsin Assembly Representative and Senator and tell them you support AB-203 and encourage them to support it too!

    Celebrate America Recycles Day with Waukesha County


     The Statewide Celebration Starts November 1st and Runs Through November 15th

    (WAUKESHA, WI) – Waukesha County invites residents to celebrate recycling by taking part in the state and national ‘America Recycles Day’ campaigns. Starting November 1, residents can take advantage of free recycling facility tours and online opportunities to learn about recycling. These events lead up to America Recycles Day on November 15.

    “America Recycles Day is an excellent opportunity to remind residents about the environmental and economic benefits of recycling,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. “Waukesha County residents are doing a fantastic job of conserving natural resources, while providing tax relief through their efforts to recycle the proper materials in the proper way.”

    Free Recycling Facility Tours

    Two opportunities are provided for individuals 10 years of age or older to tour the City of Milwaukee/Waukesha County Materials Recovery Facility for free each month. The tours are the first Tuesday of each month at noon and the third Thursday each month at 4:30 PM. Registration and closed-toe shoes are required for this hour-long, hard hat tour of the facility. To register for a free tour, visit www.kgmb.org/tours-at-kgmb, click “Register Online” and select “Adult Classes”.

    Connect Online

    Starting November 1st, the Waukesha County Recycles Facebook page will take part in Wisconsin’s statewide campaign for apartment complex residents and landlords by featuring recycling tips each day leading up to November 15 and using the hashtag #AmericaRecyclesDay. More information is available at www.recyclerightwisconsin.org.

    About America Recycles Day

    America Recycles Day, a program of Keep America Beautiful, is a nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the U.S. More information is available at americarecyclesday.org.

    Waukesha County Recycles

    For more information about recycling in Waukesha County, visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/recycling,
    call 262-896-8300 or download the free Waukesha County Recycles mobile app in Google Play and
    Apple App Stores.  Like Waukesha County Recycles on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!


    Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)

    Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has been happening on the East Coast mainly, but it’s already found its way here in the Midwest.  There have been about a dozen deaths reported on the East Coast.

    There is a new mosquito born virus that is spreading across Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode  Island, North Carolina, New Jersey, Michigan and now Wisconsin. The name of the virus is Eastern  Equine Encephalitis (EEE). The EEE virus is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito.  EEE is one of the most severe mosquito‐transmitted diseases in the United States with approximately  33% mortality and significant brain damage in most survivors. The risk is highest for people who live  in or visit swampy habitats in coastal regions or along the Great Lakes, and people who work outside  or participate in outdoor recreational activities.

    For those who develop a systemic infection, symptoms can appear suddenly and last up to two weeks,  they include: Chills, Fever, Joint and Muscle pain.

    For those who develop the encephalitic infection, the following symptoms typically follow a few days  of systemic illness: Fever, Headache, Irritability, Restlessness, Drowsiness, Disorientation, Vomiting,  Diarrhea, Convulsions and Coma.

    Severe cases of the EEE virus begin with the sudden onset of headaches, high fever, chills and  vomiting. Approximately o third of patients who develop EEE die. It takes 4 to 10 days after a bite to  develop symptoms and can only be diagnosed through blood tests or spinal fluid. There is also no  specific treatment for EEE. Antibiotics are not effective against the virus and no effective ant‐viral  drugs have been discovered.


    • There is no vaccine or preventative drug for EEE, avoiding mosquito bites is the main source  of prevention.
      Wearing long sleeve shirts and pants when weather permits.
    • Spraying your clothing with repellent containing DEET can help with  preventing mosquitos from biting you.
    • Stay indoors at dusk or after dark when mosquitos are most active.
    • Eliminate mosquito breeding sites by emptying standing water from pails, flower  pots, barrels and other containers.
    • Babies younger that 2 months old should not use insect repellent.  Instead, dress your child in clothing that covers their arms and legs, and cover strollers and baby carriers with mosquito netting.

    2020 Census Update

    The 2020 Census will soon take place. You will be receiving a Census letter in the mail in early April. If you finish the survey and send it in, you will essence remove yourself from the list of non-participants. If you do not reply, you may receive a visit from a Census worker. To avoid any type of scam or illegitimate Census worker visiting you, please complete the survey. Doing so will avoid a visit altogether.

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    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) 446-5070 (WCC Dispatch Center)