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 2018 population of 1,982 and is part of the Verona Area School District.

Monthly Archives: March 2018

What’s going on near US 18/151 and Maple Grove Road near Verona?

Crews continue the grading and footing/wall construction for the salt shed storage facility at this location.

Due to the shortage of salt shed locations in Dane County, a facility was proposed with the Verona Road (US 18/151) Project improvements. The facility will be completed late summer 2018.

 

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Appliance Recycling. Get $35 for your old refrigerator or freezer.

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Call Before You Haul

Many of the roads in the Town of Verona have evolved from small country roads to roads that are used for regional trips. Hauling of heavy loads can damage Town roads, so on the following roads hauling permits are required year round for loads over 5 tons per axle or  10 tons for any two truck axles that are under 8 feet apart:

  • Country View Road (Town Line N. to CTH PD)
  • Fitchrona Road
  • Grandview Road (Old PB E to Fitchrona)
  • Locust Drive (Town Line S to CTH 69)
  • Mid Town Road (Meadow Rd west to Timber Lane)
  • Range Trail (CTH M S to Town Line)
  • Timber Lane (Town Line S to STH 69)
  • Whalen Road (Town Line E to Fitchrona)
  • White Crossing Road (CTH PD south to Town Line)

 

In addition, the spring thaw can greatly affect the structural strength of Town roads. The daily ‘freeze-thaw cycle’ can stress the pavement. The distress is then multiplied by the effect of heavy loads. Thus, the hauling of heavy loads is prohibited on the following roads from approximately March  1 to April 30 (the Town Road Patrolman can suspend the ban when he feels the threat to the roads is over):

  • Sunset Drive
  • Riverside Road
  • Spring Rose Road (south of Dairy Ridge Road to Town Line)
  • Sugar River Road
  • Valley Road
  • Marshview Road

 

The Town suggests that residents and business owners:

  • Contact your delivery drivers or contractors and inform them of the weight restrictions during the spring thawing of Town roads
  • Make a load in two smaller loads
  • Modify routes during the spring thaw
  • Make deliveries at night or in the early morning when roads may be stronger due to overnight freezing

 

If you have any questions, we encourage people to call before they haul. Call the Town Hall at 845-7187 if you need assistance with these regulations. This will also help us track who is hauling where so we can continue to refine our policies.  A map and additional information on weight limits is attached.

 

The State of Wisconsin also has season road weight limits. For more information on state roads go to: http://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/dmv/com-drv-vehs/mtr-car-trkr/ssnl-wt-rsrctns/default.aspx

 

Thanks for your help in protecting our roads , especially in spring when they are weakened because of water saturation.

 

Map of Restricted Town of Verona Roads

Join us for CPR and defibrillator training at the Town Hall – Saturday, March 10th at 10:00 a.m.

The Fitch-Rona EMS staff has offered to provide free training on CPR and use of a defibrillator at the Verona Town Hall on Saturday, March 10th at 10 a.m.

We want to make sure we’re prepared if someone should go into cardiac arrest at the Town Hall, but it’s also important to note that 70 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes. Statistically speaking, if you are called on to give CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you love: a spouse, a parent, a child or a friend. In as little as 15 minutes, the Fitch-Rona EMS paramedics will teach you how to do hands-only CPR and use an AED (a defibrillator).

Don’t miss this important chance to get this potentially lifesaving information.