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 2019 population of 1,998 and is part of the Verona Area School District.
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Monthly Archives: November 2019
Robert’s Rules Fall Training Workshop – Saturday — November 23, 2019 CANCELED due to no registrations. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
PublishedNovember 19, 2019
Important Budget Message from the Town Chair
One of the wonderful and unique things about town government is that many decisions lie directly with the residents.
This year, Town of Verona electors will be able to vote on a proposed 2.5% increase to the allowable levy. Please join us at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, for a presentation and public hearing on the 2020 budget, then a vote to follow.
I hope you’ll join me in supporting this modest increase after many years of the Town keeping local taxes flat. Doing so will help us to avoid debt, as well as cuts to an already very practical budget. A levy increase will enable us to continue to provide basic services with continued improvements to roads and bridges.
This year, under the state’s levy limit, we would see an increase to revenue of approximately $39,000, but our costs for EMS and senior services, just to name a couple items, will increase by almost $27,000, leaving us with $12,000 to dedicate to other needs. Adding 2.5% above the levy limit could generate approximately $30,000.
Since 2015, when I was elected chair of the Town Board of Supervisors, we’ve built a new Town Hall, adopted a comprehensive plan, enhanced our operations, all while continuing to lose land to annexation and staying debt free. The Town has tried to keep budgets flat and the local mill rate down. However, it’s a challenge to keep up with inflation and regional pressures.
Here’s your opportunity to get involved in a conversation about the Town’s budget and help us plan for more revenue for roads, stormwater management, road related equipment and other needs.
The Town Board’s goal is to uphold the town’s vision statement, which says we will “maintain the Town as an independent, financially sustainable, safe, and healthy rural community.”
Mark Geller, Chair of the Verona Town Board of Supervisors
PublishedNovember 12, 2019
Come to “Walk In Wednesdays” for Help with Senior Issues
The Town of Verona is part of the Sugar River Senior Center located in Belleville. To provide better access for Town residents, the Senior Center Staff will be coming to the Town Hall the second Wednesday of each month for a drop in session. Feel free to stop by between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. for snacks, a discussion of activity options, and a chance to ask questions about home delivered meals, Medicare, or any other issues.
Budget Hearings Set For November 19th, Starting at 7:00 p.m.
Please join us on Tuesday, November 19th at 7:00 p.m. for a presentation and public hearing on the Town of Verona General Fund. A deficit is currently projected for 2020, so public input on the solutions is particularly important. Mark your calendars and more information will be posted soon.