Welcome

The Town of Black Earth is located approximately 20 miles west of Madison. The first Europeans to permanently settle here arrived in 1843. Five years later, the Wisconsin State Legislature created the Town of Farmersville, which was later renamed to Black Earth. Black Earth (population 449) is a rural farming community blessed with natural resources, including fertile soils and the popular Black Earth Creek.

Meeting Location

Unless otherwise noted, Town Board and Planning Commission meetings meet in the basement of the State Bank of Cross Plains, 1030 Mills Street in Black Earth.

News and Notices

Notice of Temporary Location Change

PLEASE TAKE NOTE:

The following meetings of the Town of Black Earth will be held in the lower level of the Breunig CPA building located at 1116 Mill St. Black Earth:

  • Jan 17th – 6:00pm Caucus, 6:30 Public Hearing on Zoning
  • Jan 31th- 6:00 Plan Commission Meeting
  • Feb 7th – 6:00 Public Hearing on Zoning, Town Board meeting to immediately follow

Please contact the Town Clerk at 794-4986 if you have any questions or would like any further information.

Tonight’s Plan Commission Meeting location changed

Please note: tonight’s meeting location (January 3, 2017) has been moved to the basement of the John Bird building. The back door will be open.

Notice of Town Caucus

A town caucus for the purpose of nominating candidates to appear on the spring election ballot for the listed offices will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at 6:00pm, at 1030 Mills St. Black Earth WI 53515. The caucus will be held in the lower level of the bank.

Town Caucus Agenda and list of offices

Planning Commission Agenda for January 3

A meeting of the Town of Black Earth Plan Commission will be held on, on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 6:00 pm.
The meeting will be held at 1030 Mills St. Black Earth WI. Meetings are held in the lower level of the bank.

Plan Commission Agenda for January 3

Town Board Agenda for January 3

A meeting of the Town of Black Earth Board will be held on, on Tuesday,
January 3, 2017 at 6:30 pm. The meeting will be held at 1030 Mills St. Black Earth WI. Meetings are held in the lower level of the bank.

Board agenda for January 3

Plan Commission Meets on November 29, 2016

The Town Plan Commission will meet on Tuesday, November 29 at 6:30pm at 1030 Mills Street Black Earth WI. Meetings are held in the Bank’s lower level.

Agenda for November 29

Town Board Meeting on November 1

A meeting of the Town of Black Earth Board will be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. The meeting will start immediately following the Public Budget Hearing and Special Meeting of Electors. This meeting will be held at 1030 Mills St. Black Earth WI. Meetings are held in the lower level of the bank.

Board Agenda for November 2016

Public Hearing on 2017 Budget

A Public Hearing on the proposed 2017 budget will be held on Tuesday, November 1 at 6:00 pm at 1030 Mills Street, Black Earth.

2017 Budget Summary