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A meeting with a renewable energy company seeking to lease approximately 2,500 acres in the Town of Vienna for a large solar farm packed the town’s garage Feb. 19 with many concerned about the project’s effect on farmland and several dairy operations.

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A meeting with a renewable energy company seeking to lease approximately 2,500 acres in the Town of Vienna for a large solar farm packed the town’s garage Feb. 19 with many concerned about the project’s effect on farmland and several dairy operations.

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Following general alarm after some learned a registered sex offender was living near Prairie Elementary School, the Waunakee Village Board Monday agreed to have legal counsel explore an ordinance restricting where sex offenders could be placed.

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The Waunakee Police Commission is interviewing two finalist candidates hoping to fill the role of police chief after Chief Kevin Plendl retires this spring.

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Several road projects are coming up in the Town of Westport, and at the Feb. 5 Waunakee Chamber of Commerce annual breakfast, Westport’s attorney, administrator and clerk-treasurer summarized the work involved.

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Dane County and Westport officials have announced an expansion to the North Mendota Trail, which will span from Governor Nelson State Park to Woodland Drive.

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The Waunakee Village Board Monday rejected a claim from Madison Environmental Resources Inc. (MERI) that sought a refund of its 2019 property taxes on the basis that its property is exempt from taxes.

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Waunakee’s public-works committee has authorized village staff to seek a DNR grant for its proposed bare-root-nursery program. If approved, the program would begin in 2021.

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The Waunakee Village Board Monday approved appointments recommended for the nine-member Create Waunakee Committee. The committee will further the goals of Waunakee’s creative economy initiative and take the lead on several events.

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The Waunakee Village Board Monday gave the go-ahead for Veridian to develop the Heritage Hills mixed-use subdivision with approvals of an annexation ordinance, annexation agreement, general development plan and preliminary plat.

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With the preliminary design for the Hwy. M improvement project nearly completed, engineers expect the year-long construction project will likely begin in the fall of 2023.

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The Waunakee Plan Commission approved a site plan for the new Waunakee High School soccer stadium redevelopment project, one that includes a team building, field redevelopment and new scoreboard.

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While some in Dane County are concerned that meetings of county board chairs prior to the general Dane County Board meeting could violate Wisconsin’s open meetings law, the informal get-togethers seem to have raised no flags for Waunakee area supervisors.

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The public comments on Veridian Homes’ Heritage Hills plan at Monday’s Waunakee Village Board meeting expressed praise for its inclusion of more affordable housing, but some at the public hearing also said they were concerned for two of the community’s landmarks.

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Becky Schigiel, partnership specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau, describes the work census takers do during a job fair at the Waunakee Public Library Jan. 2. Census workers are especially needed in Dane County, Schigiel said, and the starting pay is $22 an hour here. To learn more about t…

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Now that an 84-acre area containing wetlands and space for passive recreation has been purchased, the Waunakee Village Board has given the site a name of the O’Malley Marsh.

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Monday night, the Town of Westport approved a rezone for the property located at 4895 Easy St. The move would give its new owners permission to operate a small business out of their home.

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To maintain a parity in compensation between non-union and union workers in the Village of Waunakee, the Waunakee Village Board Monday approved a 0.5 percent wage increase for its non-union represented members.

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Waunakee’s plan commission voted to recommend a rezone to PUD, along with preliminary plat approval to the village board for 160 acres just east of Waunakee on the Breunig property.

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The homeowner seeking to build a structure in his backyard on the Waunakee Airport appeared before the village board Monday seeking an update on the stop order for his building permit.

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The Village of Waunakee has planned an urban-forestry project which could take place throughout the village next year. It would involve updating the village’s tree inventory.

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In 2020, flushing the toilet and sending water down the drain will cost a bit more, and those costs are forecasted to continue rising.

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The Town of Westport has rejected real-estate developer Terrence Wall’s request for financing. The decision came after board members spent 1 hour, 18 minutes in closed session on Monday.

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Several board members’ terms on Waunakee area municipal boards and the Waunakee school board will expire in April. Candidates could begin circulating nomination papers as of Dec. 1 and those, along with a Campaign Registration Statement and Declaration of Candidacy are due to the clerks’ off…

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The Middleton Plan Commission approved the concept for Cross Lutheran Church last week. The building would be located in Bishops Bay, next to the Inspire Early Childhood preschool.

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Dane County and its engineering consultant held a third public-involvement meeting last week to present the status of the Hwy. M improvement design. More than 150 people attended.

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The Town of Westport approved its 2020 budget last week. And for the second year in a row, the municipality has elected to borrow more than a million dollars for road improvements.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Ed Fallone made a campaign stop in Waunakee this week to present his argument as to why he deserves a spot on the state’s highest tribunal.

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The Dane County Board of Supervisors approved the 2020 county budget at their meeting Monday night, Nov. 11. With an operating budget of $593.7 million, and a capital budget at $69.6 million, the county’s total budget for 2020 is $663 million. The local economy is strong and the tax rate has…

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A special insert this month in In Business magazine features the Village of Waunakee, with information about its growth, Main Street revitalization, schools and creative economy.

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Despite objections from one neighboring household, the Waunakee Plan Commission Monday approved a conditional use permit for a home woodworking business on Bluebird Trail.

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Waunakee’s Police Commission will soon begin to recruit for a right candidate to replace Chief Kevin Plendl, who has served the department for 33 years, and nearly 20 as chief. Plendl has indicated he intends to retire in May of 2020 after 20 years at the department’s helm.

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A petition circulated among Waunakee Airport and Pilots Association members and neighbors has prompted Waunakee village officials to reconsider a building permit approval for a garage at a home on the airport.

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Real-estate developer Terrence Wall has requested that the Town of Westport consider financing some of the infrastructure for Phase 5 of Bishops Bay. It would cost the town approximately $9 million.