Jan/ Feb 2019 News

Burrr! You gotta love Wisconsin weather where it can go from one extreme to the other. Often times within days of each other. I don’t know how many of your Counties closed down and deemed your teams “essential”. For those of you that had to be in at work during this bone chilling weather, I hope you have maintained yourselves safe and warm and that you haven’t run into major issues. Oh, what could possibly go wrong you may ask? How about cracked pipes, broken mains, or impromptu ice rinks (been there done that). I know you all maintain your equipment in tiptop shape, so this could never happen to you. I stopped telling my self that a long time ago, but it’s best to be prepared.  Driving around the County here checking up on our buildings, my truck’s thermometer read -26 and that’s without the wind chill factor. I would be interested to see how low some of you got. I know many of you up North can beat that easy. Best to stay safe inside with a warm drink!

A few reminders:

  • Winter meeting in Waupaca on Feb 15th at the Courthouse. Address is 811 Harding Street, Waupaca, WI. We will have a couple of speakers, a tour, lunch and roundtable discussion. Feel free to contact me with any questions. You can RSVP with Matt Theisen Matt.Theisen@co.eau-claire.wi.us.
  • Our conference May 22 and May 23rd in Steven’s Point is taking shape nicely. I hope all members are able to join us for this event.
  • Not so much a reminder as it is a confirmation and to make it official.  The City of Oshkosh has joined our association. Please welcome Terry Smith and Jon Urben!
  • Many of you have paid the renewal fees, but for those that haven’t please remember to send them in before the end of March 2019.

We are strong, brave Wisconsinites and I am looking forward to speaking with you about how you have braved this arctic blast. I know there will be some stories to be shared. Until then stay safe!

Javier Ramos, FMP

Waukesha County DPW Facilities Management

Office: 262.548.7198 l Fax: 262.548.7535 l Mobile: 262.424.9047

515 W Mooreland Blvd. Room G-1 Waukesha, WI 53188