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.

News and Notices

Special Meeting on November 13

Notice is hereby given that a special town meeting of the Town of Black Earth, Dane County, Wisconsin, will be held in the town at 1116 Mills St. Black Earth, WI,

On the 13th day of November, immediately following the completion of the Public Hearing on the proposed 2019 budget which begins at 6:00pm for the following purposes:

  • establish the compensation for elected town officers
  • consider the adoption of a resolution by the town meeting endorsing a town board resolution proposing that the town levy exceed the state allowable levy limit
  • to approve other tax and levy-related actions by the board (see full notice for details)

Full Notice

Public Hearing on 2019 Budget on November 13

Notice is hereby given that on November 13, 2018 at 6:00 pm at 1116 Mills St. Black Earth WI, 53515 a Public Hearing on the proposed budget for the Town of Black Earth will be held.  A detailed account of the proposed budget is available from the Town clerk.

Agenda and Budget Summary

Town Board Agenda for October 2, 2018

Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Time: 6:30pm

This meeting will be held in the Town’s Garage located at 1130 Center St. Black Earth

Oct 2018 board agenda

More Resources and Information regarding the Flooding

Dear Residents,
Here are some resources and information that hopefully are helpful as we clean up and recover from the recent flooding.

  • If you have had damage please use the 211 number to report it, this is the hub for resources and help for you. They can arrange volunteers, resources and assistance for you.
  • If you are concerned about the safety of your well free Water Test kits are available at the Village Office or from the County there is no fee for the next week.
  • It appears that the area will qualify for FEMA assistance as well as State Emergency funds,
    PLEASE Document, Document, Document! If you have contractors in make sure you get paper work to submit.
  • There will be assessment teams in the area, if you need them to come out please let me know.
  • The Village of Black Earth’s website and facebook pages are providing links to services and agencies.
  • The Banks in both Mazomanie and Black Earth are offering interest free loans for flood victims. Please visit their website.

Things are still very fluid and changing daily as resources become available and organized. Please let me know if you need help or have questions.

Dayna Dreis clerk
Phone: 795-4986

Town Board Agenda for September 4, 2018

Date: Tuesday, September 4, 2018

This meeting will be held at the Black Earth Village Hall Meeting Room.

Board Agenda for September 4, 2018


Town Plan Commission Agenda for September 4, 2018

Date: Tuesday, September 4
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Black Earth Village Hall Meeting Room

Plan Commission Agenda for September 4, 2018

Important information regarding flooding

August 22, 2018

Please Take Note

Some important information as we clean up from the recent flooding.

For reporting and seeking assistance please use the 211 phone number to get your information to the county emergency response.

The Town is working with the County to resolve the road closures as soon as possible.

There will be more information coming out in the next few days in regards to clean up kits, water safety and other health issues that may arise. Please contact me and I will help match you up with the resources available. By phone: 608 795-4986 or email ddreisclerk@gmail.com.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Stay safe,
Dayna Dreis clerk

Board Agenda for August 7, 2018

Date: Tuesday, August 7, 2018

This meeting will be held at 1030 Mills St. Black Earth WI. Meetings are held in the lower level of the bank.

Please note: due to new security at the bank everyone will need to enter by the back door (the drivethru side) of the building.

August 2018 Board Agenda