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: September 2016

Notice of CTH M Improvement Public Hearing – Oct 10, 2016 -ALL INTERESTED PERSONS

are advised that the City of Madison in partnership with the City of Verona and Dane County, will hold a public hearing to consider the detailed design and environmental aspects of the proposed improvement of County Highway M.

The public hearing will be held on Monday, October 10, 2016, in the City of Madison Municipal Building at 215 Martin Luther King Jr. Bldg, Room 300 Madison, WI 53703. The public hearing will be conducted from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Interested persons may attend anytime between 6pm to 8pm to review displays and other hearing materials, ask questions and provide testimony.

City of Madison, City of Verona and Dane County project staff will be available for informal discussion to explain the proposed improvements and answer questions. Exhibits of the proposal will be on display and a statement about the proposed improvement will be available for review.

Land acquistition and schedules for construction will be discussed at the public hearing.

The Environmental Assessment is available at the Verona Town Hall for inspection and copying.

An online copy can be viewed at the project website:  

http://www.cityofmadison.com/engineering/projects/county-highway-m-prairie-hill-to-cross-country.

 Comments regarding the environmental impacts and effects of the proposed improvements will be addressed in the final environmental document if postmarked / received no later than October 25, 2016. Written comments on the Environmental Assessment should be sent via U.S. mail or e-mail to the City of Madison contact person listed below.

Chris Petykowski
City of Madison
Engineerng Dept.
210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Room 115
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 267-8678
Email:

CPetykowski@cityofmadison.com

 

Town of Verona Comprehensive plan meeting “Area 3″ next Tuesday, Sept. 27th at 6:00pm

As you may know, the Town is working on an update to the 2006 Comprehensive Plan. To do this we’ve broken the Town down into different study areas and are hosting meetings with property owners in each area.

Next Tuesday, September 27th at 6:00 p.m., the Town will host a meeting focusing on “Area 3” which is the area south of 18-151, east of the Town line with the Town of Springdale, west of Highway 69, and north of the Town line with the Town of Montrose.  Property owners in this area are specifically invited to come discuss potential future land uses for this area. Others who are interested are welcome to attend as well.

The information discussed will be used to update of the future land use map that will be part of the Town of Verona Comprehensive Plan. Meetings on the whole comprehensive plan will follow in several months.
Please note that a possible quorum of the Town of Verona Board of Supervisors, Plan Commission and/or Public Works, Ordinance, Natural and Recreational Areas, and Financial Sustainability Committees could occur at this meeting. The meeting will be for information gathering only and no formal action will be taken.
If you have questions, please feel free to call  845-7187 or email Amanda Arnold, AICP Planner/Administrator at aarnold@town.verona.wi.us.

 

Fairshare CSA Coalition 10th Annual ‘Bike the Barns’

will be coming through parts of the Town this Sunday, September 18th, 2016.  Bike the Barns is a delicious charity bicycle tour raising funds for Partner Shares, featuring local food and CSA farms.  Attached is a final version of the route map.

btb2016_route-map_final-from-eagle-eye

Community Prairie Seed Collection for the New Town Hall

Great progress is being made on the construction of the new Town Hall facilities on Highway PD. The buildings should be enclosed this fall and move in is slated for January 2017. The Town will have a seven acre site, and part of it will be planted as prairie. This will create a natural environment and save on annual maintenance costs. David Lonsdorf, a town resident and member of the Town’s Natural and Recreational Areas Committee, has offered to coordinate the planting of the prairie.
Seeds will be gathered from a variety of sources, but one great resource we have is local property owners. If you happen to have a prairie and are willing to gather seeds this fall and donate them to the Town, that would be greatly appreciated. After we have enough seeds, a community planting event will be scheduled.

Please email Amanda Arnold at aarnold@town.verona.wi.us if you are interested in participating in this effort.

The Ironman Race will be coming through parts of

the Town this Sunday, September 11th. Here’s a link to the route for those who are interested:

http://www.ironman.com/~/media/f1df81f597674d1daf53e28a9638d1ef/imwisconsin%20bike%20tbt%202016%20web.pdf