News & Announcements
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Draft Environmental Impact Statement for EVOC and Training Facility
BOARD OF REVIEW
Board of Review for 2013 will be held on Thursday May 30th from 8:30am until 10:30am. You must have a hearing time scheduled to be heard at the Board of Review. You will be notified of your Board of Review hearing time after filing your completed objection form. Hearing times cannot be scheduled prior to us receiving the completed objection form. See our ASSESSMENTS page for more information.
Board of Review 05-30-2013 Agenda
The Town of Westport will be reconstructing streets in your neighborhood this summer. As part of this year’s street improvements, we will be reconstructing South Kennedy Drive/Clove Road from Mary Lake Road to Riveredge Road. The Town Board has awarded the project to Tri-County Paving, Inc., from Deforest, Wisconsin.
This newsletter contains some important information concerning the upcoming project and we encourage everyone to review it and keep it on hand to help answer questions you may have. Click HERE for newsletter.
NEW INTERNSHIP POSITION AVAILABLE
The Town of Westport is seeking a history major or minor or
politics/political science major to complete a research project and compile the information in a
digital format. ClickHERE for details.
Water Resources Management Program
The Yahara Watershed Improvement Network (Yahara WINs), led by the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) and including over 30 partners, is conducting an adaptive management pilot project for nutrient reduction in the Six Mile Creek Watershed located north of Lake Mendota. As part of the pilot project, Yahara WINs will study how to reduce many sources of phosphorous and has partnered with the University of Wisconsin- Madison Water Resources Management (WRM) Program to investigate historic and transient sediment laden with phosphorous.
Using several model wetlands and streams they will investigate the following questions:
How much sediment is in temporary storage?
How much phosphorus is attached to that sediment?
When is sediment deposited, and when does it move?
Is there a cost-effective way to remove or stabilize the phosphorus?
Click HERE to for an informational brochure or visit www.madsewer.org/YaharaWINsHome.htm
Some Friendly Reminders for Dog Owners
1) Always pick up after your dog. Leaving animal waste is against Town Ordinance and can interfere with the health and safety of all Town Residents.
2) Please keep your dog on a leash at all times when it is not in a proper enclosure.
Animals that are considered running at large may be seized and impounded by a humane or law enforcement officer.
3) Remember no pets are allowed off leash in any Town of Westport parks. Please check with Dane County for locations of dog parks and parks that allow dogs.
* See our "Code of Ordinance" page for the complete ordinance pertaining to dogs and other animals (Title 7, Chapter 1, Town Code of Ordinances)*
TENNIS COURTS CLOSED
Tennis courts on Mary Lake Rd are closed for repairs, anticipated construction completion:
June 1,2013 depending on weather.
New Clean Sweep Facility Opens May 1, 2013
Dane County will officially open its new Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility on May 1, 2013. The 4,500 square foot facility was designed to be operated on a year-round basis and features expanded waste handling capabilities and a much larger area devoted to product exchange. The facility is located at the Dane County Landfill site, 7102 US Hwy. 12&18, Madison, WI 53718. Hours of operation will be Tuesday through Friday, 7:00 am - 2:45 pm and Saturdays from 8:00 am till 10:45 am. For more information click HERE or visit http://www.danecountycleansweep.com
NOTICE TO REMOVE NOXIOUS WEEDS
As the temperature rises and plants begin sprouting the Town of Westport asks that property owners remember to remove noxious weeds from their property. Please click HERE for more information.
Building Season is Here and New Shoreland Regulations are in Effect.
The snow is gone, the ground is thawed, and many are itching to start building, construction or renovation projects. The Dane County Department of Planning and Development reminds you to call before you build. In response to state code amendments, Dane County has changed its regulations for projects near waterways. If you’re planning a construction project near water in unincorporated towns, please contact the Zoning Division as early in the process as possible. County staff can help determine what permits you will need and help you avoid surprises. For more information click HERE
Intergovernmental Collaboration Reaches New Heights in Dane Co.
Sixteen Dane County communities participated to benefit from the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission (RPC) Future Urban Development Area planning program. The Capital Area RPC provided staff support and analysis to proactively plan for the often controversial Urban Service Area amendment process to expand municipal sewer and water.
According to letters to the Capita Area RPC from the City of Middleton, Village of Deforest, and Towns of Westport, Springfield Vienna and Windsor, the first communities to complete the process, FUDA provided an “opportunity for intergovernmental collaboration that has solidified the relationships” amongst neighboring jurisdictions and “fostered continued communication about the potential land uses for areas where cooperative plans do not exist.” Click HERE for more information. For a map of the North Mendota Recommended Scenario click HERE.
Madison, WI. April 5, 2013 – Motorcycle season is finally here – almost a whole month later than last year. The late arrival of spring weather, combined with a tough winter, means our roads are extremely hazardous for motorcycles right now due to a significant amount of remaining salt, sand and winter debris. The Dane County Sheriff’s Office Motor Unit strongly encourages motorcyclists to ride with extreme care as we await a few significant rainfalls which will help wash off our roadways. For more information click HERE.
The first Waunakee Lions Pridecast is now available
This podcast contains information about the 7th Annual Community Health, Energy, and Activity Fair. The Fair, presented by the Waunakee-Westport Lions Club and Waunakee Utilities, will be held on March 9th at the Village Center from 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM. You can listen to the Pridecast by clicking on the following link: http://waunakeelions.podbean.com/. The hope of the Waunakee Lions Club is that the “Pridecast” will spotlight the special happenings that are taking place in our community. As the name suggests, these events are worthy of instilling in us great “pride” for our community. Watch for future submissions and enjoy listening!
Motor vehicle incidents are the #1 cause of death and/or serious injury of children ages 0 – 14!
Did you know that 95% of child restraints & car seats are installed or used incorrectly???
Do you know if your child’s seat is???
You can make sure your child is traveling as safe as possible!
Have your car seat checked by a Certified Technician!
Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Waunakee Fire Station
401 W. 2nd Street – Waunakee
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
To schedule an appointment, call (608) 890-8999
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Click HERE for printable flyer
Shoreland Zoning Notice
As of September 1, 2012 a Shoreland Zoning Permit will be required to be
obtained prior to a general zoning permit being
issued by the Dane County Zoning Division for any construction activities within 300 feet of a lake or
stream. For details click
As of September 1, 2012 a Shoreland Zoning Permit will be required to be obtained prior to a general
zoning permit being issued by the Dane County Zoning Division for any construction activities within
300 feet of a lake or stream. For details clickHERE.
Westport Bookmobile at Town of Westport Building click here for schedule.
Residents of other communities are invited to use the MRD Compost Site at 5211 Hwy Q subject to the
drop-off rates posted at the site.
North Mendota Communities FUDA Planning
Mailbox Replacement Policy
Bishops Bay Traffic Impact Analysis
Outdoor Burning Regulations
Reverse 911 System
Waunakee Senior Center
Town of Westport Seniors: When using the Waunakee Senior Center, please let them know that you are a Westport resident, not a Waunakee resident even though your address may say Waunakee. This helps to get an accurate count. Thank you.
North Mendota Parkway Information
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Information on Garlic Mustard -
Please place Garlic Mustard in a garbage bag and label "Garlic Mustard" for pickup.