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.
A board meeting will be held on June 19, 2013 at 6:00PM to discuss consulting with the Town attorney regarding updating the language in the Town’s Comprehensive Plan about substandard parcels.
Full Notice (PDF)
This meeting will be a “driving trip” to review road conditions with the new Town Patrolman.
Location: 1116 Mills Street (downstairs), Black Earth
The June Board meeting will be held at 116 Mill Street, Black Earth, at 6:30 pm.
Complete Meeting Notice/Agenda
A special meeting of the Town of Black Earth Board meeting will be held on Tuesday May 21, 2013 at 6:30 for the discussion and possible action for Rezoning Petition #10552, for Sharol Parish to divide the existing home site from the balance of the property.
Please bid each item/project separately, giving a guaranteed maximum price, with unit prices stated for labor, equipment and material.
- Turkey Road, 0.30 miles of wedging shoulder as needed, .25 miles of shouldering
- Blackberry Road, 0.25 miles of overlaying shoulder
- Mahocker Road, 1.04 miles of wedging shoulder as needed
- Misty Valley Road, 0.30 miles of wedging shoulder as needed
The Town reserves the right to award projects by individual roads to separate bidders, or to award all road projects to one bidder or any combination thereof. The Town also reserves the right to refuse any or all bids and or reject the low bid for cause. Please contact the Town Patrolman at 608-576-5402 or the Town Chair at 608-767-2333 for further information and specifications. Send bids to the Town of Black Earth at 5335 Reeve Rd, Mazomanie, WI 53560 or to email@example.com by 8:00 AM, May 27, 2013. Bids will be opened at 8:00 AM, May 29, 2013 and accepted bids will be awarded at the regular Town Board meeting on June 4, 2013.
Joann Bennett, Clerk
Notice is hereby given for a Board Meeting on Tuesday April 30, 2013 at 6:00 PM.
This meeting will be held at 1116 Mill Street, Black Earth.
- Call to order
- Proof of posting
- Roll call
- Approval of agenda
- OLD BUSINESS
- NEW BUSINESS
- Discussion and possible action on patrolman‘s contract and/or handbook, compensation and hours.
- Discussion and possible action on Compensation for the Deputy Clerk.
- FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
Joann Bennett, Clerk
The Board of Review for the Town of Black Earth of Dane County will be held on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 4:00p.m. until final adjournment at 1116 Mills Street, Black Earth.
(PDF of Official Board of Review Notice)
Please be advised of the following requirement to appear before the Board of Review and procedural requirements of appearing before the Board:
No person shall be allowed to appear before the Board of Review, to testify to the Board by telephone or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable request by certified mail of the Assessor to view such property.
After the first meeting of the Board of Review and before the Board’s final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the Board of Review may contact, or provide information to, a member of the Board about the person’s objection except at a session of the Board.
No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or contest the amount of assessment unless at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the Board or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard of the objection is allowed because the person has been granted a waiver of the 48 hour notice of an intent to file a written objection by appearing before the Board during the first two hours of the meeting and showing good cause for failure to meet the 48 hour notice requirement and files a written objection, that the person provides to the Clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal of any Board member and, if so, which member will be removed and the person’s reasonable estimate of length of time that the hearing will take.
When appearing before the Board, the person shall specify, in writing, the person’s estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are the subject of the person’s objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at the estimate.
No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or subject or object to a valuation; if that valuation was made by the Assessor the Objector using the income method; unless the person supplies the Assessor all of the information about income and expenses, as specific in the manual under Sec.73.02(2a) that the Assessor requests. The Town of Black Earth has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the Assessor under this paragraph, unless a court determined that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under Sec 19.35(2) of Wis Statutes.
The Board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled persons who present to the Board a letter from a physician, or surgeon, or osteopath that confirms their illness or disability. No other persons may testify be telephone.
Joann Bennett, Clerk
POSTED April 30, 2013 and PUBLISHED May 2, 2013