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

Annual Town Meeting on April 15

Notice is hereby given for the Annual Town of Black Earth Meeting on Tuesday April 15, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at 1116 Mills Street, Black Earth, WI 53515.

 Agenda:

  1. Proof of posting
  2. Recognition of Town Service by Chairman Ken Olson
  3. Minutes from 2013 meeting
  4. 2013 Financial Report
  5. Discussion/possible action on Cemetery Association/funding
  6. Discussion/possible action on Town Road Expenditures
  7. Any other items for discussion
  8. Adjourn

View a printable agenda for the Annual Meeting.

Monthly Town Board Meeting on April 8

Date: April 8, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: 1116 Mills St, Black Earth, WI

View the Agenda for 4/8/2014

Special Town Board Meeting on March 11

Date: Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: 1116 Mills St, Black Earth WI

Agenda for March 11

Town Board Meeting on March 4

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

Agenda for March 4 (PDF)

Seeking Applicants to Serve In the Offices of Town Chair and Town Clerk

Download a PDF version of this notice

Town Chair

As the result of the retirement of Ken Olson, the Town Board of the Town of Black Earth will appoint a new Chair.  The appointment continues through April 2015.

The Chair presides at all Town Board meetings and is the leader of Black Earth Town government.  It is a part time position with important responsibilities for the future of our community. 

Any adult resident of the Town who has not been convicted of a felony is eligible to apply.  This vacancy presents an important opportunity to serve your community.

If interested, please send a letter explaining your interest to:  Town of Black Earth, PO Box 426, Black Earth, WI 53515 or email to clerk@town.blackearth.wi.us by March 20, 2014. Letters of application are public records. 

Town Clerk

As the result of a resignation, the Town of Black Earth will appoint a Clerk to serve until April 2015.  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 March 20, 2014. Letters of application are public records.

These two positions cannot be held by the same person.

Publish: 2/20/14 Brenda Kahl, Administrative Assistant

Legal Notice: Voting Machine Test

Notice is hereby given for a test of the DS 200 Precinct Ballot Scanner. This test will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 1:00p.m. It will be held in the Village of Black Earth meeting room at 1210 Mills Street.

Barb Parrell, Clerk, Town of Black Earth

Shellie Benish, Clerk Treasurer, Village of Black Earth

View the entire official notice (PDF)

Agenda for Feb. 11 Special Town Board Meeting

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

Full agenda for February 11

Agenda for Feb. 4 Town Board Meeting

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

Full agenda for February 4