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    Resolution Authorizing the Execution of A Development for the Barkow Subdivision

    The Village Board adopted Resolution No. 2020-09-14-01 Authorizing the Execution of a Development Agreement for the Barkow Subdivision.

    Resolution No. 2020-09-14-01


    Waukesha County Land Resources Division Launches Land Information Systems Hub

    WAUKESHA COUNTY PARKS AND LAND USE LAUNCHES NEW LAND INFORMATION SYSTEMS HUB

    (Waukesha, WI) – Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use is pleased to announce the launch of the Land Resources Division’s new Land Information Systems Hub. The hub site enables the public to easily access various mapping applications, databases and other County information online. The hub will assist residents and businesses with planning, research, site selections, spatial analysis and land records.

    “This new hub site conveniently connects users, in a variety of interest areas, to geographic information, data and other mapping applications,” said Director of Parks and Land Use Dale Shaver. “It’s also a great tool for exploring and discovering Waukesha County.”

    The Land Information Systems Hub features a collection of map-related applications built using ArcGIS Online that allow users the ability to explore and acquire GIS data. Some of these focused applications include road construction projects, home building resources, real estate purchasing and environmental conservation volunteer opportunities.

    Several of the applications link to other internal County systems and databases to enable easier access to information and data. There are also story maps and dashboards describing various County projects, as well as an interactive map with links to surrounding county GIS systems.

    The hub will be updated as new applications are created, so users are encouraged to visit often. It can be accessed at https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/lis

     

    About the Department of Parks & Land Use

    The Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use, working through a combination of collaboration, education and regulation is dedicated to fostering economic development, sound land use, and the protection, enhancement and enjoyment of the County’s natural resources and health of its citizens.

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    Residents Urged to 'Recycle Right' to Reduce Contamination

    WAUKESHA COUNTY RESIDENTS URGED TO ‘RECYCLE RIGHT’ IN CURBSIDE BINS TO REDUCE CONTAMINATION

    (Waukesha, WI) – In an effort to increase recycling rates and reduce contamination, Waukesha County officials are encouraging residents to “Recycle Right” by refreshing their recycling knowledge and ensure only acceptable, loose recyclables are put in curbside containers.

    “Keeping non-recyclable garbage and dangerous items out of curbside recycling containers increases the efficiency in our recycling facility,” said Analiese Smith, Recycling and Solid Waste Supervisor for Waukesha County. “Contamination is simply not safe for our facility workers and costs taxpayers money by increasing equipment repairs and landfill disposal costs.”

    Residents can review the ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ of recycling at home with the County’s online Curbside Recycling Guide in English or Spanish at www.waukeshacounty.gov/curbsiderecycling. The up-to-date information will help residents get the right items in their curbside bins and eliminate unacceptable items, such as plastic bags and bagged recyclables, scrap metal and propane tanks. The facility hopes that re-education of recycling standards will have positive impacts for municipalities and improve the economic and environmental sustainability of the recycling program.

    For more information about recycling or the Joint Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/recycling, call 262-896-8300 or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

    About the MRF

    The joint City of Milwaukee and Waukesha County recycling program and MRF operations are built on intergovernmental cooperation and public-private partnerships. The MRF sorts and processes recyclables from approximately 300,000 households, from Waukesha County’s participating communities and the City of Milwaukee. The MRF processes 35 tons of recyclables per hour, or more than 70,000 tons of recyclables per year.

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    Resolution of Appreciation - David Myers

    The Village Board of the Village of Chenequa expresses their profound gratitude on behalf of the citizens of Chenequa to David Myers.

    Resolution of Appreciation – David Myers


    Village Hall is Open / COVID 19 Update

    Please see the attached to view the most recent update from Village Administrator / Police Chief Neumer regarding Village Hall operations in relation to COVID-19.

    June 3, 2020 Village Hall / COVID 19 Update


    2020 Census Update

    MAY 27, 2020

    The U.S. Census Bureau, in coordination with federal, state, and local health officials, are currently dropping off 2020 Census questionnaire packets to homes in this area. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the on duty officer at 262-446-5070. Thank you!

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    OCTOBER 2, 2019

    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.

    If you would like further information about Census workers, please visit:

    https://www.census.gov/about/regions/chicago/contact/identify.html


    DECK REPLACEMENT: STH Bridge Over STH 16

    The Village of Chenequa has been notified that the WI DOT will be doing a deck replacement on the STH 83 bridge over STH 16 this summer.  This project requires total lane closures on the bridge.  The bridge is expected to be closed to traffic with detours in place from May 27, 2020 to August 12, 2020.  There will be some temporary lane closures on STH 16 as well throughout the construction process, with the ramps used to detour around the closure by exiting STH 16 and getting right back on to get around the closures.

    STH 83 BRIDGE OVERVIEW


    Arbor Day Proclamation

    Village Trustees proclaim April 24, 2020 as Arbor Day in the Village of Chenequa and are urging citizens to support efforts to protect our trees and woodlands and to support our village’s urban forestry program. We are also urging citizens to plant trees to gladden the hearts and promote the well being of present and future generations.

    Arbor Day Proclamation


    Resolution Recognizing International Migratory Bird Day

    Village Trustees approved a resolution to recognize International Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 9th. Citizens are urged to celebrate this observance and support efforts to protect migratory birds and their habitats in our community.

    Resolution Recognizing International Migratory Bird Day


    Village Update Regarding COVID-19

    Please see the attached to view the most recent update from Village Administrator / Police Chief Neumer regarding COVID-19 Virus.

    March 27, 2020 COVID-19 Virus Update


    Village Update Regarding COVID-19

    Please see the attached to view the most recent update from Village Administrator / Police Chief Neumer regarding COVID-19 Virus.

    March 20, 2020 COVID-19 Virus Update


    9-1-1 IMPLEMENTS NEW PROCEDURES TO ACCOMMODATE COVID-19 EMERGENCY RESPONSE

    WAUKESHA COUNTY 9-1-1 IMPLEMENTS NEW PROCEDURES TO ACCOMMODATE COVID-19 EMERGENCY RESPONSE

    (WAUKESHA, WI) – The Waukesha County Communications (WCC) Center is working with Public Health officials and the 9-1-1 Medical Director to implement additional screening tools during call-taking procedures to obtain specific information concerning the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. These efforts are in place to mitigate first responder exposure and provide efficient emergency services to Waukesha County residents.

    WCC currently utilizes the International Academy of Emergency Dispatch (IAED) Emergency Medical Dispatch protocol for all medical call-taking. Now, WCC will also implement the Emerging Infectious Disease Surveillance (EIDS) tool on every call for service so call-takers can ask two additional questions to identify potential COVID-19 symptoms, as well as whether the patient has had direct close contact with someone diagnosed, as identified by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

    Additional measures have been taken in an effort to protect staff, as essential employees, during the COVID-19 outbreak. The WCC is closed to outside visitors until further notice. All group meetings, trainings, visits, tours, and sit-ins have been indefinitely suspended. We will continue to take all necessary precautions to protect our essential communications staff.

    If you have any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 we strongly advise individuals and employees to stay home to limit the spread of the virus.

    • Call 911 for emergencies that pose immediate risks to health, life, property, or environment
    • Visit waukeshacounty.gov/COVID19 for local public health information on COVID-19
    • Call 211 for information for COVID-19 questions about non-serious symptoms
    • Call WCC Non-Emergency at 262-446-5070 with non-emergent requests for Police/Fire

    The Waukesha County Communications center remains responsive to implementing best practice during this pandemic and remains in constant contact with the County Executive’s Office and Department of Public Health as information continues to develop.

    About the Waukesha County Communications Center

    The Waukesha County Communications Center (WCC) is the largest Public Service Answering Point (PSAP) in Waukesha County. WCC answers 9-1-1 calls for the County, most non-emergency calls, and provides dispatch services for 31 of Waukesha County’s 37 municipalities. For more information about WCC, visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/WCC. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WaukCO911 or Twitter at twitter.com/WaukCo911.

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    Village Update on COVID-19 Cyber Criminals

    The Village of Chenequa has been made aware of several cyber crimes related to COVID-19. Please see the attached letter to village residents.

    COVID-19 Letter to Our Residents March 19, 2020


    Village Update on COVID-19 State of Emergencey

    The Village of Chenequa declared a State of Emergency on March 17, 2020. Please see the attached letter to village residents.

    COVID-19 Letter to Our Residents March 18, 2020


    WAUKESHA COUNTY VOTERS ENCOURAGED TO VOTE ABSENTEE FOR APRIL 7 ELECTION

    WAUKESHA COUNTY VOTERS ENCOURAGED TO  VOTE ABSENTEE FOR APRIL 7 ELECTION

    Online and mail Absentee Ballot Requests due March 18

    (WAUKESHA, WI) – Waukesha County officials are urging voters to vote absentee for the April 7 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

    “Polls will be open throughout Waukesha County for those who need them on Election Day, but most voters should vote absentee for this election,” said Meg Wartman, Waukesha County Clerk.  “For that to happen, you should request an absentee ballot as soon as possible.”

    Wisconsin allows people to vote absentee for any reason. Voters can request absentee ballots online, by email, by fax, by mail or in person. Most Wisconsin voters will need to provide an acceptable photo ID when voting at the polls on Election Day or when voting by absentee ballot. More information on the Photo ID law is available at bringit.wi.gov.

    Registered Voters:

    • Online: To request an absentee ballot online, voters can go to MyVote Wisconsin at wi.gov and follow the prompts. The site allows them to track their ballot so they can know when the clerk has mailed it to them. They must request the ballot by 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 2.
    • Email or Fax:Voters can also email or fax their local clerk to request an absentee ballot by 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 2. A directory of clerks is available on the Elections Commission’s website at https://elections.wi.gov/clerks/directory
    • Mail:To request a ballot by mail, voters can download a form from the Elections Commission’s website and send it to their clerk. The clerk must receive the application by 5 p.m. on the Thursday before the election. Forms are available at https://elections.wi.gov/forms

    Voters That Need to Register:

    • Online or By Mail: Unregistered voters have until Wednesday, March 18 to sign up on MyVote Wisconsin wi.gov and follow the prompts. If your name or address has changed since the last election, you need to register with your current information.
    • In-Person: Voters can register in their clerk’s office until April 3 and can also register at the polls on Election Day.

    Voters who cannot find themselves on MyVote should call their municipal clerk’s office at or call the Wisconsin Elections Commission at 866-VOTE-WIS (866-868-3947) or 608-261-8005.

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    Village Update on COVID-19

    A brief synopsis of the measures the Village of Chenequa has put into place in terms of operations to prepare and prevent the spread of COVID-19 is attached to the link below. Please know that these decisions were very difficult to put in place as we thoroughly enjoy seeing our residents on a daily basis, however, these temporary changes are in place to best protect the health, well-being, and safety of all the Village of Chenequa Residents and Employees.

    COVID-19 Letter to Our Residents


    Lake Country Citizens Academy

    The Village of Chenequa, City of Delafield, Village of Hartland and Village of Pewaukee Police Departments, along with the Lake Country Fire & Rescue Department, are sponsoring a Citizens Academy.  We invite you to apply and join us in learning about the local police departments and fire department.

    This 9-week course runs Wednesday nights from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. beginning March 11, 2020 and ending May 6, 2020.

    Some of the topics covered include:

    Drugs and impairment

    Identity theft/computer crimes

    Use of force

    Emergency vehicle operations

    Fire and EMS

    S.C.I.T. (SWAT team)

    **This is not a certification and you are not physically required to do anything during this course.  There is no cost, it is simply a way to educate our communities about the police departments/fire department and help the community get to know the departments.  We hope to see you there.

    Application and Indemnity Form

    PLEASE HAVE APPLICATIONS IN NO LATER THAN MARCH 1, 2020


    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!


    Congratulations Chief/Village Administrator, Daniel Neumer!

    For those who have not met him, Chief Neumer has been with the Village of Chenequa for the last 7 years. He has served as the Sergeant, Captain, and now we are so proud and honored to call him our Chief/Administrator!

    Please stop in and welcome him to his new role with the Village of Chenequa.  We are lucky to call him one of our own.


    Welcome Jacob Lipke, Building Inspector

    As of September 1st, 2019 Jacob Lipke will be taking over building department duties for the Village.

    Building Inspector, Jabob Lipke

    Contact Information:
    Cell:  (262) 226-5007
    Email:  buildinginspector@chenequa.org

    Office Hours:
    Tuesdays 2:30pm – 3:30pm
    Thursdays 9am – 10am
    Or by Appointment

    For all permits issued PRIOR to September 1st, 2019, please continue to schedule inspections through SAFEbuilt at (262) 346-4575 or via email at waukeshainspections@safebuilt.com.

    For all permits issued AFTER September 1st, 2019 please schedule inspections through Jacob Lipke via phone or email. He will be at the Village on Tuesdays from 2:30pm to 3:30pm and Thursdays from 9:00am to 10:00am or by appointment.

    Thank you and Welcome to the team, Jacob!


    Resolution Recognizing International Migratory Bird Day

    Village Trustees approved a resolution to recognize International Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 11th. Citizens are urged to celebrate this observance and support efforts to protect migratory birds and their habitats in our community.

    Resolution Recognizing International Migratory Bird Day


    Arbor Day Proclamation

    Village Trustees proclaim April 26, 2019 as Arbor Day in the Village of Chenequa and are urging citizens to support efforts to protect our trees and woodlands and to support our village’s urban forestry program. We are also urging citizens to plant trees to gladden the hearts and promote the well being of present and future generations.

    Arbor Day Proclamation!


    In Loving Memory of Susan Wilkey

    It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the passing of Susan Wilkey. Susan was the Village President for the Village of Chenequa up until the time of her passing. Susan served on many boards and committees for many causes she held close to her heart, along with the Village of Chenequa. She will certainly be missed greatly by all of the staff. We would like to thank her for many years of service, leadership, dedication, generosity and above all just being Susan.

    Visitation is Wednesday, October 3rd at St. Charles Catholic Church in Hartland from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Services start at 12:00 p.m. followed by a reception at the Chenequa Country Club.

    Evert-Luko Funeral Home in Hartland is managing all the arrangements.

    Village Board President                                           April 2015 to present
    Village Board Trustee                                              April 2006 to April 2014
    Plan Commission Member                                      April 2007 to April 2015
    Plan Commission Chair                                           April 2015 to April 2017
    Lake Country Fire and Rescue Consolidation         2008 to 2010
    Lake Country Fire and Rescue Board                     2009 to 2015
    Hwy 83 Task Force                                                  2003 to 2018
    Board of Review Member                                        2006 to 2018
    Election Inspector                                                    1991 to 2015

    To view her full obituary, please Evert-Luko Funeral Home website.


    International Migratory Bird Day!

     The Village of Chenequa will be celebrating International Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 12th.  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 9th day of April, 2018


    Arbor Day!

    ARBOR DAY PROCLAMATION!
    A proclamation has been issued by President Susan Wilkey proclaiming April 27th, 2018 as ARBOR DAY in the Village of Chenequa

    Proclamation of Arbor Day

    Signed on the 9th day of April, 2018


    Resolution of Appreciation - Dwyn von Bereghy

    The Trustees for the Village of Chenequa passed a resolution of appreciation for Village Trustee Dwyn von Bereghy on Monday, July 10, 2017. Dwyn served the Village of Chenequa for six years as Trustee. She also served as a committee member and then chairperson for the Personnel and Lake Management committees. The Village of Chenequa expressed their profound gratitude on behalf of the citizens of Chenequa for her loyal and faithful public service.  This resolution will be spread upon the permanent records of the Village Board. Resolution of Appreciation


    Farewell Bonita -

    Bonita Zimdars was our previous Village Clerk-Treasurer (2005-2012). She left the Village in April 2012 after being diagnosed with ALS. Bonita passed away on Friday, June 30th from her battle with ALS. Bonita was a great person and she did her job well. She took ownership and pride in her position seeing that the village work was completed in a professional and complete manner. Bonita has been missed and will continue to be missed but at least she is at peace now. May our thoughts and prayers be with her and her family.

    Obituary for Bonita R. Zimdars

    Bonita R. Zimdars, 57, of Watertown passed away on Friday, June 30, 2017 at her home with her loving family by her side after a 5 ½ year battle with ALS. Bonita was born on March 3rd, 1960 to Norman F. and Joyce E. (Raymer) Duffrin in Hillsboro, WI, and moved to Watertown in 1965. Bonita graduated from Watertown High School in 1978, and then graduated from U.W. Whitewater with a B. A. in Business Administration. On October 10th, 1981, she married the love of her life, Kurt Zimdars. Bonita had three daughters who were her pride and joy; Stephanie of Watertown, Samantha and Kirsten both of Madison. She worked for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter for 20 years and the Village of Chenequa until her illness required her to take early retirement. She served her church in many capacities… Sunday School teacher, lector, communion assistant and served as treasurer of the Women of the ELCA for 4 years. Bonita served as Secretary of the American Association of University Women, and as treasurer. She also was secretary for the Municipal Treasurers of Wisconsin, and District Director for the Municipal Treasurers of Wisconsin. Bonita felt strongly about the importance of being a blood donor. Her happiest times were spent with family at Brewer games and other sporting events, and she especially had a deep love of music and loved to attend concerts. Walking her dogs was a great joy for her. Bonita is survived by: her loving husband of 35 years, Kurt; her three daughters, Stephanie, Samantha, and Kirsten, sisters Diane (Mike) Turke, Jayne (Todd) Barta, and a brother Todd (Amy) Duffrin. Also her brother-in-law Dale (Jean) Zimdars, as well as nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by: her parents Norman and Joyce Duffrin, her mother-in-law Diana Zimdars, and her father-in-law Gerhard Zimdars. The family would like to thank the staff of Rainbow Hospice for the loving care they provided for Bonita. Especially Alicia, Christa and Terri. Memorials in Bonita’s honor may be made to the Watertown Food Pantry. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, July 8th, 2017 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. Todd Iverson and Rev. Terry and Sue Larson presiding. A visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. until the time of service at the church.

    https://obittree.com/obituary/us/wisconsin/watertown/pederson-nowatka-funeral-home/bonita-zimdars/2972778/


    *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

     


    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.


    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.


    NOTICE OF VILLAGE OF CHENEQUA BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS HEARING

    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Zoning Appeals of the Village of Chenequa will hold a public hearing on February 18, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at the Chenequa Village Hall, 31275 W County Road K, Chenequa, Wisconsin, for the following variance requests:

    Applicant:                   Alasdair and Rachelle Cripps

    Property Address:       6178 N State Highway 83

    Parcel #:                      CHQV 0397 997

    Legal Description:       PT N1/2 SEC 28 T8N R18E COM N1/4 COR S9°W 1000 FT S3°45’W 200 FT S15°15’E 163 FT S30°15’E 58.89 FT THE BGN S30°15’E 95.82 FT N84°43’E 652 FT TO LAKE N3°8’E 189.74 FT S83°33’W 380 FT S69°25’W 352.81 FT TO BGN LF 190 FT R2034/315

    The Applicants, Mr. and Mrs. Cripps, are requesting a variance to allow for the separation to the existing dwelling to the south which is 43 feet and not in compliance with Section 6.05(6)(c)(i) that requires a minimum 50 feet from an existing single family structure; and for a pool that is less than 100 feet from the existing dwelling to the south which does not comply with Section 6.05(6)(c)(i).  The Village of Chenequa Code of Ordinances, Section 6.05(6)(c)(i) provides that:

    (6)  SETBACK/LIVING AREA RESTRICTIONS:  PERMITTED USE

    (c)  Side Yard.

    • A side yard of six (6) inches in width for each foot in height of a structure, with a minimum of ten (10) feet shall be provided on each side of every structure. No single family structure shall be constructed within fifty (50) feet of an existing single family structure on an adjoining lot, and no accessory building or recreational facility shall be erected within one hundred (100) feet of an existing single family structure on an adjoining lot. Recreational facilities in existence shall not prohibit a single family structure on an adjoining lot from building or remodeling inside the 100’ setback of a recreational facility.

    This Hearing is to give residents, property owners, and interested parties an opportunity to be heard and express their opinions on the above proposed variance request.

    Dated this 11th day of February, 2016.

    Pamela Ann Little
    Board of Appeals Clerk

    Posted: February 11, 2016


    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.


    PUBLIC HEARING - NOVEMBER 9th at 6:30 PM

    This is official notice that a public hearing will be held before the regular monthly meeting of the Village Board of Trustees for the Village of Chenequa immediately following the Village Plan Commission but no earlier than 6:30 p.m. on Monday, November 9, 2015 at the Village Hall, 31275 W County Road K, Chenequa, Wisconsin.   The following matters will be heard:

    Comments regarding:

    1. Proposed revisions to Village Code Chapter 5. Building Code

    A section for consideration, 5.24, as it relates to Construction Activities and Noise Restrictions

    1. Proposed revisions to Section 8.23 Loud and Unnecessary Noise Prohibited

    A new subsection regarding restrictions and limitations on construction activities Chapter 8.23(7)

    1. 2016 Budget for the Village of Chenequa

    The budget is available for review at the administrative offices in the municipal building.


    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.


    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


    Public Hearing - Monday, May 11th

    ALL RESIDENTS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND AND BE HEARD

    This is official notice that a public hearing will be held before the regular monthly meeting of the Village Board of Trustees for the Village of Chenequa immediately following the Village Plan Commission but no earlier than 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 11, 2015 at the Village Hall, 31275 W County Road K, Chenequa, Wisconsin to hear comments regarding the proposed revisions to Village Code 3.07(7).

     

     


    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!


    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!!


    Public Information Meeting - October 25th

    You are invited to attend a Public Information meeting with your Village of Chenequa Trustees on Saturday October 25th, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Board Room.

    The topic of this open forum discussion is to answer your questions regarding the November 4th referendum for the Village’s request to increase the 2015 budget by $85,284.

    Please bring any questions you might have.


    PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT MEETING STH 83 & CTHK W/BEAVER LAKE ROAD

    The WI DOT has scheduled a public involvement meeting to present project plans and gather feedback for the intersection improvement plans at STH 83 & CTH K W/Beaver Lake Road on Monday, September 8th from 4-6pm at the Village Hall in Chenequa. Please click here for further information.


    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.


    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!


    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.

     

     

     


     

    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)