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.

Note: Persons wishing to attend Town meetings should use the rear entrance to 1116 Mills Street. The front entrance will be locked.

News and Notices

Notice Of Spring Election Town Of Black Earth April 7, 2015

Notice is hereby given that an election to be held in the Town of Black Earth, on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, the following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed. All terms are for two years beginning on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.

Town Board Chair
Incumbent: Vern Wendt

Town Board Supervisor 1
Incumbent: Don Ripp

Town Board Supervisor 2
Incumbent: Thomas Schlick

Town Clerk
Incumbent: Barb Parrell

Town Treasurer
Incumbent: Brenda Kahl

Notice is further given, that a town caucus for the purpose of nominating candidates to appear on the spring election ballot for the above listed offices will be scheduled during the month of December. The caucus will be held on a date not sooner than January 6, 2015 and not later than January 27, 2015. Notice of the scheduled date of the caucus will be given at least five days before the caucus.

Done in the Town of Black Earth on November 20, 2014

Barb Parrell, Clerk
Posted: 11/20/14

Town Board Agenda for Tuesday, November 11

Date: November 11, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: 1116 Mills St (downstairs), Black Earth, WI

Use the rear entrance.

Agenda for November 11, 2014

Public Budget Hearing on November 11

A public Hearing on the proposed 2015 budget will be held on November 11, 2014, at 6:00 pm at 1116 Mills Street, Black Earth, WI.

Official notice and the proposed 2015 budget

Special Board Meeting on October 14

Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: 1116 Mills St, Black Earth WI (downstairs; use rear entrance)

Agenda for October 14

Town Board Agenda for October 7

Date: October 7, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: 1116 Mills St, Black Earth, WI
(use rear entrance)

2Agenda for October 7

Special Board Meeting on September 8

Date: September 8, 2014
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: 1116 Mills St, Black Earth, WI

Agenda for September 8 (PDF)

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)