Established in 1847, the Town of Verona is a local unit of government within the County of Dane in the southern part of the state of Wisconsin. The Town is on the southwestern edge of Madison — Wisconsin's State Capital. The town of Verona has an estimated 2017 population of 1,981 and is part of the Verona Area School District.

Monthly Archives: May 2016

2016 Dane Arts Poster reproducing “Hide N’ Seek”

 1-Green Heron 2-Cranes and 1-Turtle by Dane County artist Judy Patenaude is now available for pickup at the Dane County Executive Office (210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Room #421  Madison, WI  53703) between 8am – 4:30pm, Monday – Friday.  Voluntary donations at any level, large or small are appreciated.  Click on the link www.danearts.com for a visual of the poster.

 

 

Help Needed Memorial Day Weekend

Looking ahead to next weekend, Badger Prairie Needs Network is in need of several volunteers for the Friday food packaging from 4-7 and the Saturday Prairie Kitchen Community Meal from 10:45-3.
Plant a Row for the Hungry volunteers are needed at Jungs as well–Saturday 9-11:30, 11:30-1 and Sunday 10:30-1. If you can help out with any of the above, it is important that volunteers sign up if you will be in attendance so will know how many will be coming.  The link to the Volunteer Spot is http://vols.pt/XbDkWJ.

Coyotes have been sighted recently in the Hillside Heights

nearby woods area in the Town of Verona.  According to a resident… are very active in the neighborhood this Spring.

While normally fearful of people, coyotes can sometimes be spotted crossing yards or streets. The behavior is not unusual in residential areas. Coyotes are attracted to garbage, pet food left outdoors, and feral cat colonies. We urge residents not to feed coyotes and to seal garbage cans and eliminate other potential sources of food.

Coyote sightings generally require no response, other than making sure that pets and children are secure and that there are no likely food attractants present in the area. Small pets and children should never be left unattended, and dogs should be walked on a leash.

Best approach in your neighborhood is to be proactive.  It is not ok to have a coyote in your yard.   It can  be helpful to carry a noisemaker or use a hazing technique – clashing pots and pans to scare the animal away.

If you see a sick, injured or orphaned coyote, please contact Animal Services  at 608-243-0309.   They  would want to hear about it as that situation would realistically cause immediate danger.

It Can Happen Here!

Preparedness presentation for active shooter and violence within the workplace and environment.  Sponsored by the Dane County Sheriff’s office and the Town of Montrose. If attending please RSVP to Deputy Josalyn Longley……… Longley@danesheriff.com or 608-977-1300.    Presentation Flyer – May 16, 2016 

Roadway ReConstruction Ahead – Horseshoe Bend & Goose Lake Dr

What about my plants and flowers?  Public Works reminds town residents to begin to  move any live plants or flowers in the Town of Verona right-of-way to another location.  We will provide you with a more accurate time frame once the schedule solidifies.  Horseshoe Bend Roadway Reconstruction  Goose Lake Drive Roadway Reconstruction.

 

Is there a spark in you? A 2016 Fireworks application

needs to be submitted to the Town office  at least 45 days prior to the requested date(s) for consideration by Verona Town Chair Mark Geller.

(Some things to know before filling out the application.)

  • The applicant’s name, permanent residence address and telephone number. (New — A copy of the driver’s license shall be attached to the application.)
  • The name, address and telephone number of any business entity on whose behalf the applicant is applying.
  • The address or other location description of the property where the permitted activities will be conducted.
  • Specific identification of the products used in the permitted activity.
  • A permit issued is not transferable from person to person or from one location to another.
  • No permit shall be issued to any person under the age of 18 years.
  • Smoking and the use of matches, lighters or other flame or spark producing devices shall not be allowed in or within 25 feet of any fireworks storage area, outdoor tent or firework display areas requiring a permit. “No Smoking” signs shall be posted accordingly.
  • At least one portable fire extinguisher approved by a certified extinguisher inspector shall be located with 50 feet of all fireworks storage  or display areas requiring a permit.
  • Town Board Chair Mark Geller may impose any conditions deemed reasonably necessary to assure the permitted activities conform to the representations contained in the application.
  • A permit card will be issued and shall be prominently displayed at the site of the permitted activities at all times.
  • The Town will forward a copy of the permit to the Dane Co. Sheriff’s office and the Verona Fire Department at least two days before the date of authorized use.
  • Any law enforcement officer, the Verona Fire Chief or any other fire inspector may immediately suspend any permit issued if    he or she finds a violation of the  the terms of the permit governing the safe and lawful sale, storage, use or handling of  fireworks.
  • Application to Display Fireworks fillable

Notice of Open Book and Board of Review

Town of Verona Assessor Nick Laird has completed his review of all real and personal properties in the Town of Verona for tax year 2016.  267 notices of  changed assessment were mailed on April 29, 2016.

The  preliminary Assessment Roll for 2016 has been completed and is available on the Town’s website.    Please click on  the link below for  notice information for Open Book –  May 13, 2016  and Board of Review – June 2, 2016.  Navigate to our assessment portion of the Town website: http://www.town.verona.wi.us/government/assessments/.

 

Free Compost will be Offered by Dane County

Dane County will be giving away compost by the car and truck load for free from May 2 through May 7 from 7am to 3pm to help backyard gardeners and growers get through another growing season.  The county will offer one load of free compost for residential use per person, per day, at the Verona compost site.  Additional residential loads and compost for commercial customers may be obtained for a fee.  For questions, please call Robert Regan at 608-266-4139.

The Verona Compost site is located adjacent to the east side of the old County Landfill.  Same entrance as Badger Prairie Health Care Center, and then follow the gravel road to the right.