What’s happening in #WalCo? County Board meeting time change, County Road O closure, Lug Nuts & Donuts Car Show & more!
County Board Meetings Move to a New Time
Starting this month, County Board meetings will shift to 5 p.m. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 9, at 5 p.m., in the County Board Room at Walworth County Government Center, 100 W. Walworth St., Elkhorn. To access the livestream, agenda, and other documents, visit www.co.walworth.wi.us/agendacenter.
County Road O South Closure
The Delavan Lake Sanitary Sewer District has scheduled a full closure beginning Wednesday, May 3, 2023, for County Road O South from Sweet Road to Silverwood Drive. Only local traffic is permitted in the work zone, all other traffic is to follow detour signs. The anticipated completion date for this Sanitary Sewer District project is May 11, 2023. All work is weather dependent.
2nd Annual Lug Nuts & Donuts Car Show: Call for Cars
The Recreation Department at Lakeland Health Care Center (LHCC) needs your help! LHCC is hosting its 2nd Annual Lug Nuts and Donuts Car Show on Wednesday, June 7, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., in the LHCC front parking lot. LHCC is looking for local gearheads to show their classic rides and sports cars, motorcycles, trucks, or any motorized vehicle at the car show. Entry is free and owners can arrive as early as 9:30 a.m. to claim their spot. Donuts are provided. It’s a fun time for all and makes a difference in the lives of LHCC residents. There will be a first-place prize chosen by the residents. The rain date is Wednesday, June 14. RSVP to Cyndi Borgen, recreational leader, at (262) 741-3677 or email@example.com.
Jefferson County Clean Sweep
Jefferson County will host Clean Sweep Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics recycling events on Friday, May 12, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. (no electronics), and Saturday, May 13, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. (electronics and hazardous waste). These events are open to Walworth County residents. Registration is required by calling (920) 674-7430. The Clean Sweep events will be held at the Jefferson County Fair Park, 503 N. Jackson Ave., Jefferson. There’s a $10 cash fee per household or farm vehicle. For more information, visit www.jeffersoncountywi.gov.
Save the date for Walworth County’s Business, Ag, and Residential Clean Sweep recycling events on June 23 and 24, 2023. More information is available at www.co.walworth.wi.us/826/Clean-Sweep.
Take Steps to a Healthier Lifestyle with ADRC Walk with Ease Program
The Walworth County Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) is offering Walk With Ease starting May 22 at Matheson Memorial Library. Walk With Ease– a program from the Arthritis Foundation—is a structured walking program that teaches participants how to safely make physical activity part of their everyday lives. The program is designed to help people living with arthritis better manage their pain and is also ideal for people without arthritis who want to make walking a daily habit.
Walk With Ease offers support, information, and tools to help participants develop successful exercise routines. The six-week group series is led by certified instructor Chetney Blaszczyk RDN, CD. During the program, participants learn proper stretching and pain management techniques; they also build stamina and walking pace. The program can be modified to meet the needs of individual participants so that each person can develop an exercise routine that fits their unique goals.
Walk With Ease will be held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from May 22 to June 30, from 1 to 2 p.m., at Matheson Memorial Library, 101 N. Wisconsin St., Elkhorn. Pre-registration is required. This workshop has a suggested donation of $10. For more information, contact Chetney Blaszczyk at (262) 741-3309. Before starting any exercise program, always check with your physician.
Storm Spotter Training
Walworth County Emergency Management, in partnership with the East Troy Fire Department and Walworth Fire Rescue, is co-sponsoring two free NOAA/National Weather Service Storm Spotter Trainings.
Participants will learn about severe weather and weather safety, how to be severe weather aware, the differences between severe weather watches and warnings, and how to help the National Weather Service as a Trained Spotter.
The Storm Spotter Trainings will be held:
- Tuesday, May 9, 1 to 3 p.m., at the East Troy Fire Department, 8406 County Highway ES, East Troy. No pre-registration is required.
- Tuesday, May 9, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Walworth Grade School, 121 Beloit St., Walworth. RSVP with Walworth Fire Rescue at (262) 275-3838 or firstname.lastname@example.org
More information available at www.weather.gov/mkx/spotter-schedule.
Job of the Week: Human Resources Generalist
As a Human Resources Generalist with Walworth County, you will join a team of friendly, experienced people who play a vital role in the strategic, functional, and transactional support of client groups dedicated to public service. Work in this role will include recruiting, selection, onboarding, coaching, employee relations, compliance, HR technology, procedure/process improvement, special projects, and day-to-day general client customer service. This position performs independently in a dynamic, in-office environment and directly supports Lakeland Health Care Center, the IT Department, the Clerk of Courts, and other small departments. A recently implemented departmental remote work policy allows for some flexibility in work location when job duties allow. Learn more and apply.
Follow us on Facebook
Walworth County has launched an official Facebook page. Here’s what you can expect to see on the page: News alerts, information about upcoming County Board meetings and public hearings, details about programs and services, park events and highlights, construction updates, community updates, career and volunteer opportunities, answers to FAQs, behind-the-scenes snapshots, and more. We hope you’ll give us a follow and share this page with your friends, family, and neighbors. Also, check out these County departments on Facebook: