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    Waukesha County Recycling News Conference

    CITY OF MILWAUKEE AND WAUKESHA COUNTY NEWS CONFERENCE WILL URGE RESIDENTS TO ‘RECYCLE RIGHT’ AND IMPROVE QUALITY OF RECYCLED MATERIALS

    (WAUKESHA, WI) – Join City of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow on Thursday, July 11, 2019 as they urge residents to increase recycling rates and improve the quality of materials entering the joint Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) by educating them on how to “Recycle Right” in curbside carts and bins.

    Immediately after the news conference, media are invited to get B-roll of the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) and to interview recycling experts. Closed toe shoes are required to take tour.

    WHAT:

    Recycling News Conference

    WHEN:

    Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
    B-roll and recycling expert interview opportunities to follow

    WHERE:

    City of Milwaukee/Waukesha County Materials Recovery Facility (MRF)
    1401 W. Mount Vernon Avenue, Milwaukee
    Media parking: Staff will direct traffic at the gate, enter MRF at Door #13 on east side of the building

    WHO:

    Waukesha County Director of Parks and Land Use Dale Shaver – Welcome
    Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow
    City of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett
    Republic Services, Inc. Vice President of Recycling and Sustainability Pete Keller

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    Celebrate the Anniversary of the Moon Landing at "Apollopalooza"

    HORWITZ – DEREMER PLANETARIUM TO CELEBRATE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF APOLLO 11 MOON LANDING WITH SERIES OF EVENTS

    Conclude ‘Apollopalooza Week’ with Finale Event on Friday, July 19 at Retzer Nature Center

    (WAUKESHA, WI) – The Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with a five-day Apollopalooza Week celebration. The commemorative week will wrap up with an open house finale on Friday, July 19 from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. The School District of Waukesha’s planetarium is located in Retzer Nature Center at S14W28167 Madison Street in Waukesha.

    “The excitement of the Apollo program and space exploration is still very much alive 50 years later,” said Lisa Swaney, Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium Director. “Visitors can enjoy various events all week with fun activities for all ages, and the Apollo story documentary being shown on Friday in the planetarium dome is a must see!”

    The finale open house will feature “CapCom Go! – the Apollo Story” in the planetarium every 30 minutes starting at 4 p.m. Cost of the show will be $3 per person. Pre-sale tickets are available online at https://hdplanetarium.ticketleap.com/capcomgo/.

    Other open house activities will include exhibits, artifacts, moon crafts, telescope displays, solar and sky observing, a silent auction, hikes with Retzer naturalists, and food and drink from the Delafield Brewhaus. See the full Finale Event schedule below.

    Additional Apollopalooza Week events will run Monday, July 15 through Thursday, July 18 at the Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium. A variety of educational and commemorative activities will take place throughout the week. These include a movie showing, an EAA guest speaker, rocket building and solar observing workshops. See the schedule of events below.

    For more information about Apollopalooza Week, visit the School District of Waukesha’s website at: https://sdw.waukesha.k12.wi.us/planetarium.

    The Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium Apollopalooza Week

    Monday, July 15 – Thursday, July 18

    Date/Time Program Details
    Monday, July 15

    7:00 p.m.

     

    Free (Donations Accepted)

    Reserve your seat!

     

    First Man – the movie

    Shown on the Planetarium Dome

     

    A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
    Tuesday, July 16

    7:00 p.m.

     

    Free (Friends of the Planetarium Event – Donations Accepted)
    *Walk-ins welcome as space allows.

     

    The Space Program

    with Chris Henry, EAA

     

    Mr. Henry had the unique opportunity to meet 12 of the Apollo Astronauts and will tell the story of the Space Program in their words.
    Wednesday, July 17

    6:00 p.m.

     

    $5/person

    Reserve your spot & kit

    Rocket Building Workshop Come build fizz and air compressor style rockets.
    Thursday, July 18

    7:00 p.m.

     

    Free (Donations Accepted)

    Reserve your spot
    *Walk-ins welcome as space allows.

    Solar Observing

    Workshop

    Safely observe the sun with local experts and staff.

     

    General astronomy & astrophotography talks will take place in case of inclement weather.

     

    The Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium Apollopalooza Week Finale

    Friday, July 19, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

    Time Program Details
    4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.

     

    $3/person

    Reserve your seat!

    CapCom Go!

    – The Apollo Story

    Planetarium Show

     

    A historical documentary film shown on the planetarium dome that showcases the achievements of the Apollo program and what it took to put the first human on the Moon.
    4:00 – 9:00 p.m. Delafield Brewhaus
    Beer Garden
    Beer, root beer, and food will be available for purchase on the patio.

     

    6:00 – 6: 45 p.m.

    Free

    Vista Hike
    with a Retzer Naturalist
    Learn about the unique landscape while hiking to the vista and learn how it has changed over the last 50 years.
    8:00 – 8:45 p.m.

    Free

    Bat Hike

    with a Retzer Naturalist

     

    Hike the trails for a bat survey using high-tech detectors!

    May 29th: CORNELL LAKE WEED TREATMENT

    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 Eurasian Milfoil.

    Treatment will be

    Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

    We have allowed Thursday, May 30th as a rain date. If conditions still do not allow treatment, you will be notified.

     The chemicals will not be applied if conditions are raining or windy.

    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.


    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!


    ***Important Alert*** Seasonal Weight Restrictions on Roads Until Monday, April 15th

    Seasonal weight restrictions will be LIFTED on Monday, April 15th.  Ten ton weight limits will be enforced until then. Thank you.


    Waukesha County Annouces Public Open House On Creation of Downtown Okauchee Zoning District

    (WAUKESHA, WI) – Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use and the Town of Oconomowoc invite the public to an open house to discuss the creation of a Downtown Okauchee Zoning District and proposed amendments to the Waukesha County Shoreland & Floodland Protection Ordinance on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 between 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Oconomowoc Town Hall, located at W359 N6812 Brown Street, Oconomowoc.

    “The cooperative planning effort provides a great opportunity to examine existing zoning codes and recommend adjustments to enhance the ability of downtown Okauchee to attract businesses and customers to a vibrant downtown area,” said Director of Parks and Land Use Dale Shaver.

    Representatives from Waukesha County and the Town of Oconomowoc will be available to discuss the zoning district proposal and the ordinance amendments. They will also gather input and comments from the public. Exhibits will be on display showing the recommendations of the advisory committee. The meeting will be an open-house format with no formal presentation.

    Residents, business owners, town officials, lake district members, building contractors, developers, and others that would like to learn more or offer input regarding the proposed District are encouraged to attend this meeting and provide feedback. For more information on the project location and provisions, view the “News and Events” tab at www.waukeshacounty.gov/planningandzoning.

    Oconomowoc Town Hall is ADA accessible. Accommodation requests should be filed 48 hours before the meeting at 920-474-4449 to make arrangements. Hearing-impaired citizens may request an interpreter via the Wisconsin Telecommunications Relay system (1-800-WI-RELAY) at least three working days prior to the meeting.

    About the Department of Parks & Land Use

    The Waukesha County Department of Parks & 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.


    WAUKESHA COUNTY OFFERS RADON TEST KITS TO COMBAT LEADING CAUSE OF LUNG CANCER AMONG NON-SMOKERS

    WAUKESHA COUNTY OFFERS RADON TEST KITS TO COMBAT LEADING CAUSE OF LUNG CANCER AMONG NON-SMOKERS

    Test Your Home During National Radon Action Month

    (WAUKESHA, WI) – Thousands of homes in southeast Wisconsin have elevated levels of radon, a radioactive gas known to cause lung cancer. Waukesha County health officials are encouraging homeowners to protect themselves against this common health risk during National Radon Action Month in January by offering affordable radon test kits and other mitigation resources to residents.

    “It takes just $10 and a simple radon test to know whether your home is safe,” stated Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. “Test kits are available either through the County or at your local hardware store. Even if you do have an issue, mitigating radon concerns are relatively easy and inexpensive and have huge impacts on residents’ health.”

    Radon is an odorless radioactive gas that is naturally present in the ground and can enter buildings through their foundations. Both old and newer homes can be susceptible to radon. Between 40 and 50 percent of homes tested in Southeast Wisconsin have elevated airborne concentrations on the main living level where people spend the most time, according to state data. An estimated 20,000 lung cancer deaths are caused by radon annually among non-smokers, according to reports by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Surgeon General.

    Thousands of radon mitigation systems are installed in existing homes in Southeast Wisconsin each year. There are more than 90 nationally certified radon mitigation contractors in Wisconsin, and more than 30 of those contractors are in Southeast Wisconsin. New construction should include features recommended by the National Association of Home Builders to reduce radon entry.

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

    About the Environmental Health Division

    The Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use – Environmental Health Division serves as The Southeastern Wisconsin Radon Information Center on behalf of Waukesha, Racine, and Milwaukee Counties.  Radon test kits are available through many local home supply stores, through the Department by calling 262-896-8300, or your local public health agency. For more information on radon testing, visit: https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/landandparks/environmental-health/radon/radon-testing/


    RESIDENTS ASKED TO BURN OR BAG LIVE EVERGREEN DECORATIONS TO PREVENT INVASIVE SPECIES SPREAD

    RESIDENTS ASKED TO BURN OR BAG LIVE EVERGREEN DECORATIONS TO PREVENT INVASIVE SPECIES SPREAD

    (WAUKESHA, WI) – Waukesha County encourages residents to burn or bag and landfill their natural evergreen trees, wreaths, swags and other holiday decorations with foliage after highly invasive beetles were found on many items sold at large chain stores in Wisconsin this holiday season.
    State tree inspectors found an insect called elongate hemlock scale, or EHS. EHS saps nutrients as it feeds on the underside of conifer needles, and threatens Wisconsin’s Christmas tree farms, native hemlock and balsam fir forests, and ornamental conifers in yards and parks.

    “When it’s time to dispose of your live evergreen holiday decor, don’t put them on the compost pile or set the greens out for brush collection. Burn them if you can. If you can’t do that, bag them and send them to the landfill,” advised Brian Kuhn, director of the Plant Industry Bureau in the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. “EHS has survived in the northeastern U.S., so winter weather will not kill it. As a result, if you compost this material, the insects may well attack conifers in your yard or neighborhood, and spread from there.”

    EHS has a complex life cycle, going through several growth stages. After hatching from eggs, “crawlers” begin feeding on the underside of needles and secrete a cover around themselves as they grow, creating the “scale” that is visible. The crawlers may establish new infestations. Wind and birds may also disperse infestations to new trees.

    EHS is very hard to control with pesticides, because it has overlapping generations with crawlers present all year long, and because the insects are protected by their hard, waxy coverings. EHS feeds on more than 40 conifer species, with hemlock, spruces and firs being among the most susceptible.
    Residents should check with their local municipality regarding burning regulations.
    For more information about elongate hemlock scale, visit:

    https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Programs_Services/EHS.aspx


    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.


    Thursday June 28th: PINE LAKE WEED TREATMENT

    The treatment of Pine Lake for Eurasian Milfoil control is scheduled for Thursday, June 28th, 2018
    (Weather permitting)

    Selected areas identified on the map 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 29th as a rain date. If conditions still do not allow treatment, you will be notified.

    The recommended precautions after treatment are as follows:
    NO swimming for 1 day
    NO garden watering for 21 days.

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


    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


    Pre-Payment of Property Taxes

    The Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) would like to provide the following information due to the increased number of inquiries related to property tax pre-payments.

    Under state law (sec. 74.13, Wis. Stats.), general property taxes, special assessments, special charges and special taxes may be paid in advance of the levy during the period from August 1 until the third Monday in December each year. This means:

    • Pre-payment of 2017 taxes was allowed from August 1, 2017 to December 18, 2017
    • Pre-payment of 2018 taxes may be made from August 1, 2018 to December 17, 2018

    Property owners cannot pre-pay December 2018 taxes at this time. There is one exception–businesses ceasing operation may pre-pay personal property taxes on a commercial business any time before December 17, 2018 in the year it ceases.

    Thank you –


    Slow-No-Wake has been lifted

    Good afternoon,

    Today, we have decided to lift the slow-no-wake restriction on both Pine Lake and Beaver Lake.  The lake readings are at an acceptable level for us to lift this ban.  Should we get significant rainfall this weekend, we will reassess on Monday.  Enjoy the lake!

    ~ The Village of Chenequa

     


    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/


    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

     


    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.


    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.


    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!


    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!!


    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) 367-2600 (WCC Dispatch Center)