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.

New Meeting Location

Please note that, beginning on January 6, 2015,  Town Board and Planning Commission meetings will meet in the basement of the State Bank of Cross Plains, 1030 Mills Street in Black Earth.

News and Notices

Board Agenda for May 5

Date and Time: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
The meeting will be held at 1030 Mills St. Black Earth WI. Meetings are held in the lower level of the bank.

Agenda for May 15

Plan Commission Agenda for April 28

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: 1030 Mills Street Black Earth WI. Meetings are held in the lower level.

Agenda for April 28

Annual Meeting is on April 21

The Annual Town of Black Earth Meeting will be held on Tuesday April 21, at 6:00 p.m. at 1030 Mills Street, Black Earth, WI 53515.

Meetings are held in the lower level of the bank.

Agenda

Town Board Agenda for April 14

Tuesday April 14, 2015
6:30 p.m.

Location: 1030 Mills St. Black Earth WI. Meetings are held in the lower level of the bank.

View agenda

Plan Commission Meeting on March 30

Time: 5:30 pm
Location: The Dawson Trust Property next to 5417 Reeve Rd

Agenda (PDF)

 

Plan Commission Meeting on March 17

6:30 at the State Bank in Black Earth.

Agenda for March 17

Board Agenda for March 3

The Town of Black Earth Board will meet on Tuesday, March 3rd 2015 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at 1030 Mills St. Black Earth WI. Meetings are held in the lower level of the bank.

Agenda for March 3 (PDF)

Plan Commission Meeting, February 17

Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: 1030 Mills Street Black Earth WI, the meetings are held in the Bank’s basement

Agenda for Feb. 17

Minutes

Minutes from the February 17, 2015 meeting.

The meeting was held Tuesday February 17th 2015, in the lower level of 1030 Mills St. Black Earth WI.

Called to order at 6:30 pm by Chairman Weil.

Members in attendance: Peter Weil, Don Ripp, Bruce Johnson, Steve Parrell, Tony Danz

Proof of posting was provided.

Motion Ripp/Parrell to approve the Agenda   Carried 5-0

Motion Parrell/Johnson for approval of the Minutes from the January 27, 2015 meeting.

Carried 5-0

No Public comments.

Discussion/Action on review and revision of Land Use section of the Town’s comp plan. The term Dwelling Units is now used throughout the document. Discussion on proposal to change the acceptable slope, and discouraging any approvals when a more desirable site exists. (12-20 % slopes). The commission would like to see the document with the changes at the next meeting before recommending it to the Board.

Motion Ripp/Danz to table the review the permits and approval processes. Carried 5-0

There were no future items added.

Motion Parrell/Johnson to adjourn     Carried 5-0