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.

News and Notices

Special Announcement

Town Seeking Applicants for Town Clerk Position

The Town of Black Earth is seeking a resident to serve as the Town Clerk. The position will be appointed until April 2015. After April 2015 the position will become elected. Any adult resident of the Town who had not been convicted of a felony is eligible to apply.
This is a part time position that works out of your home. Position requires an individual with solid administrative skills, attention to detail, accounting experience, QuickBooks is a plus. Applicant will need to attend evening board meetings. Other responsibilities include running elections, taking minutes at board meetings, and interacting with several government agencies, the Town Board and the public. Applicants must have good computer skills, communication skills, leadership and organizational skills and able to work alone.
If interested, please send a resume with cover letter to: Town of Black Earth, PO Box 426, Black Earth, WI 53515 or email to clerk@town.blackearth.wi.us by September 1, 2014. Letters of application are public records.

Download a PDF of this notice.

Town Board Monthly Meeting on September 2

Date: September 2, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: 1116 Mills St, Black Earth, WI

Agenda for September 2

Planning Commission Meets on August 18

Time: Monday, August 18, 2014 at 6:30pm
Location: 1116 Mills Street, Black Earth (downstairs)

Planning Commission Agenda for 8/18/2014 (PDF)

Monthly Town Board Meeting: August 5

Date: August 5, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: 1116 Mills St, Black Earth, WI

Agenda for August 5

Planning Commission Meeting, August 4

Date: August 4, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: 1116 Mills St, Black Earth, WI

Agenda for August 4

Agenda for Planning Commission Meeting on July 7

Date: July 7, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: 1116 Mills St, Black Earth, WI

Agenda for July 7 (PDF)

Agenda for July 1 Town Board Meeting

Date: July 1, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: 1116 Mills St, Black Earth, WI

Board Agenda for July 1 (PDF)

Planning Commission Meeting Agenda for June 23

Time: Monday, June 23, 2014
Location: 1116 Mills Street, Black Earth

The main agenda item is a presentation followed by an question and answers session by Dane County Planner Curt Kodl, regarding rezones for Farmland Preservation.

June 23 Meeting agenda (PDF)

Planning Commission Agenda for June 16

A Planning Commission meeting will be held on Monday, June 16, 2014 at 1116 Mills Street, Black Earth.

Planning Commission Agenda for June 16 (PDF)