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: April 2017

Several Town Meetings for Week of April 24th to include

Tuesday, the 25th at 7:00 a.m. – Public Works Committee
Wednesday, the 26th at 7:00 p.m. – Joint City/Town Planning Committee
Thursday, the 27th at 6:00 p.m. – Town of Verona Plan Commission

 

Please note that we have a special presentation from the Capital Area Plan Commission scheduled for our Plan Commission. If you’re interested in regional planning issues you might want to attend this information session.

 

Also, if you live near the intersection of Highway M and PD, you might want to attend a City of Madison information session to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday the 26th at Chavez Elementary.

 

As always, feel free to contact me if you have questions.

 

Amanda

Amanda Arnold, AICP
Planner/Administrator
Direct line: 608-807-4460
Main line: 608-845-7187

April 25 agenda

Joint City-Town Agenda 4 26 17

April 27

Annual Town Meeting is April 18th at 7:00pm

The annual town meeting is a great chance to learn about Town of Verona business and priorities. It usually involves a report the past year’s events, a discussion of plans for the next year, a review of the annual audit, and any authorizations needed from the electors. If you haven’t been out to the new Town Hall, this is a great opportunity to see the new building and talk with other residents.

 

The agenda will include, but not be limited to:

• Approval of the minutes from the April 2016 meeting.
• An overview of accomplishments of the last year and plans for the next one.
• Review of the town finances.
• A discussion and possible action on of funding of non-profit organizations.
• Discussion and potential action on matters of interest to town residents (discussions are subject to a motion and a second by a  town resident).

Woods Road will be closed daily April 10-14

Hi Neighbors!

 

We just wanted to let you know that next week (4/10-14/2017) Woods Road will be closed daily from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. When the road is closed, traffic will be detoured on Shady Oak Road. This work includes undercutting Woods Road for the future road alignment and installing storm sewer.

 

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Edgerton’s Project Manager, Brian Verink, m: 414-216-1266, email: BV@edgerton.us

 

Submitted By:

Deana Turner
Director of Project Management

J.H. FINDORFF & SON INC.
Epic Office 802 Northern Lights | Verona, Wisconsin 53593
Cell: 608-220-9156 | 608-777-0203

Main Office 300 South Bedford Street | Madison, Wisconsin 53703
608-257-5321

Burning Regulations – As people clean up their yards

in the spring, we here at Town Hall get calls about burning, both from people who want to burn yard waste and those that are negatively impacted by it.

 

This year answering those questions and concerns is a little more complex because the Town has  a fairly new fire ordinance.  You can find the whole text of the ordinance at: http://www.town.verona.wi.us/images-docs/2012/02/CHAPTER-3-Fire-Safety.pdf.  Some of  the highlights about burning yard waste have been cut and pasted below.

 

Burning of yard waste is still allowed – “No person may burn any trash, garbage, plastics, shingles, foam, furniture, wire, metal, aluminum, vinyl products, rubber products, oil based products, or any other waste within the Town, except for dry paper and dry, untreated, natural wood. Burning of the following items is allowed: brush, leaves, needles, grass, clean wood, unrecyclable paper, and unrecyclable cardboard.”

 

You are asked to get a DNR permit for open burning – “Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) permits are required for the burning of vegetative debris. DNR annual burning permits are available at no cost and are issued for burning on the ground and in barrels. The permits are good for a calendar year and are non-transferable.”

 

You can get a DNR permit at no cost by going to http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/forestfire/restrictions.html. It literally takes less than a minute to do. By getting a DNR permit, you can check the fire danger and get basic safety instructions.

 

The Town of Verona Board of Supervisors has felt strongly about allowing burning in the township, particularly since the Town does not provide any composting or chipping of yard waste. However, please be considerate of your neighbors when you burn. Use caution and consideration as your neighbors should not be subjected to constant exposure to smoke. Many people are susceptible to smoke irritation and may want to open their windows or screen doors or enjoy the outdoors now that the warmer weather is here.

Tuesday – April 11th at 6pm the TOV will host another area meeting for the Comprehensive Plan.

We’ve broken the Town down into different study areas and are hosting meetings with property owners in each area. We will have a meeting focusing on “Area 8”.

 

Area 8 is generally made up of land along Raymond Road, Highway PD, and the residences north and south of Cross County Road. 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. 

 

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. 

 

If you have questions, please feel free to call or email—

Amanda Arnold, AICP
Planner/Administrator
Direct line: 608-807-4460
Main line: 608-845-7187

Open Book Period – The Town’s Assessor will be available by appointment

during the period of Open Book and can be contacted at (800) 721-4157.  He has set aside

April 20, 2017 beginning at 11:00am to 1:00pm for scheduled appointments and walk-ins at the 

Town of Verona Community Center.

Town residents that have questions concerning valuation can meet with the assessor individually to discuss concerns.

Please call Associated Appraisal at 800-721-4157 for an Open Book appointment, between 8:00am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.

If you have received an assessment notice, please bring it with you to your Open Book appointment.

 

2017 Open Book Notice

The 2017 Assessment Roll has been prepared by Nick Laird

of Associated Appraisal and is available for inspection. It is also posted to the website at 

http://www.town.verona.wi.us/government/assessments/.

 

The Roll is arranged in the order of the parcel number.

 

2017 is a maintenance year – Notices of Assessment mailed today will only go to those properties with:
New construction,Demolition permits, change of Land Value (most due to the change in Use Value rates for farmland), enrollment or discontinuation of property in Managed Forest Law, change in classification, or corrections due to an error from the previous year or years.

 

2017 Open Book Notice

 

Submitted By:

John Wright, Clerk/Treasurer
Town of Verona
(608) 845-7187