Town of Brookfield, Wisconsin

The Town of Brookfield is a community of 6,420 people located about 15 miles west of Milwaukee. As you explore this web page you’ll find lots of things to do and see. So if you get a chance to visit Southeastern Wisconsin, please stop by. -Chairman Keith Henderson


Sewer Rate Increase

2020

Sewer rates will be increasing with the first quarter billing in 2020. Please go to the Sanitary District #4 page for full information.

COVID-19 Response

2020

In response to COVID-19, the Town Board has declared a State of Emergency in the Town of Brookfield, which expires June 1, 2020. This declaration is in line with action taken by the Federal, State and County levels of government. This declaration enables Town officials to exercise powers in an expedited manner at the local level in the interest of the health, safety, and welfare of the Town of Brookfield residents, businesses, and employees.

Waukesha County Guidelines to Reopening Businesses
Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow made the following statements after the WI Supreme Court strikes down the “Safer at Home” order extension on May 13, 2020.

Issued 5/13/2020: https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/globalassets/county-executive/covid/paul-farrow-statement-on-supreme-court-decision-5.13.20.pdf

Issued 5/14/2020: https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/globalassets/county-executive/covid/waukesha-county-issues-guidelines-to-safely-reopen-news-release.pdf

For more information visit the Waukesha County webpage: https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/

UPDATE: Closures, Cancellations and Service Modifications (Updated May 15, 2020)

Town Buildings

  • All public buildings are open to the public with the exception of the Fire and Police Departments.
  • The Fire Department and Police Department (lobby) will remain closed until June 1, 2020.

Park & Recreation

Municipal Court

  • All court appearances are postponed. This includes initial appearance, trials and juvenile court.
  • All defendants will be notified by mail of their new assigned date.
  • More information: http://www.townofbrookfield.com/court.html  (262) 796-3780

Police/Fire

  • The Fire Department (262) 796-3792 and Police Department (262) 796-3798 will operate as they always do, but the administrative offices and lobby will remain closed to the public until June 1st, 2020.
  • Residents should call 911 only for life-threatening emergencies. If you need to call 911, tell our emergency dispatchers if you have been diagnosed with or reason to believe you have been exposed to COVID-19.

Yard Waste

Garbage & Recycling

  • Effective May 18, 2020 Advanced Disposal will resume large item collection.
  • Effective March 23, 2020, advanced disposal will not collect any trash/refuse or recycling that is not containerized
  • All trash/refuse must be bagged and placed in containers (container shall not exceed thirty-two gallons (32gal) in size, or weigh more than fifty pounds (<50#). loose items will not be collected
  • Recycling must be placed loose in a container or recyclable receptacle clearly labeled as “recycling” (not to exceed thirty-two gallons (32gal) in size, or weigh more than fifty pounds (<50#), excluding plastic bags)
  • Materials prepared incorrectly will not be collected, will be tagged why the collection was not performed, and collection will occur at the next scheduled collection
  • More Information: http://www.townofbrookfield.com/waste.html

 

Steps we are asking you to take:

  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Practice social distancing
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Follow the Town on social media
  • Only call 911 for emergencies.
  • Help us maintain the Town’s wastewater system. Do not flush wipes or other similar products down the toilet. Only toilet paper should be flushed. 
  • Continue drinking water from your tap. The water is safe. COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water.

Links to Important Information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Steps we are taking as a Town:

    • Town officials are working closely with the Waukesha County Public Health Department. The Public Health Department is the best source for local information on COVID-19.
    • The Town has declared a State of Emergency. This declaration is in line with action taken by the Federal, State and County levels of government. This declaration enables Town officials to exercise powers in an expedited manner at the local level in the interest of the health, safety, and welfare of the Town of Brookfield.
    • The Fire Department, Police Department, other first responders and all Departments in the Town are working to keep the public safe and respond to this crisis.
    • For more information on orders issued by Governor Evers: https://evers.wi.gov/Pages/Home.aspx

     

Building Water Flushing

2020

Businesses recommended to flush water before reopening
Stagnant water in pipes poses potential health risk

Sanitary District No. 4 – Town of Brookfield is advising businesses and other customers about important procedures to follow when reopening locations where water has been stagnant in pipes.

Plumbing systems that have not been used for extended periods, such as during the shutdown for the Covid-19 pandemic, can pose a health risk. Stagnant water in buildings that have been closed must be flushed before plumbing systems are used again.

As some businesses are starting to reopen, it’s critical that people pay attention to their plumbing to make sure the water is safe.

Some recommended steps to maintain water quality as buildings/businesses re-open include:

  • Review and understand the plumbing configuration and water usage in your building.
  • Inspect the building.
  • Flush cold and hot water through all points of use (sinks, faucets, appliances, ice makers, hot water heaters, etc.)
  • Cold water lines should be flushed before hot water.
  • Flushing may need to occur in segments.
  • The first zone to be flushed should be the one nearest the building’s water supply and then working outward from the supply.

Please see new guidance from the Environmental protection agency (EPA) at:
https://www.epa.gov/coronavirus/information-maintaining-or-restoring-water-quality-buildings-low-or-no-use

Park & Recreation Information

Summer Programs

Check back for more information.

Summer registration is a GO! The 2020 Spring/Summer Rec Guide has all the pertinent information but please note there may be some schedule

Registration Forms are available here online or at Town Hall.

 

Park Permits

Go to the Park Permit page to reserve a park space in 2020.

 

Cooking Classes

All new Fall/Winter Cooking Classes are posted for you to check out. Go directly to our Cooking Classes page for more information and to register.

New classes for Spring/Summer 2020 are included in the Rec Guide.


 

Town Calendar

Departments


Please note the ordinances, agendas, and minutes are available here online but to contact the Town Hall for final, approved, and legal documents.