New! Town of Dane has an opening for a full-time Patrolman

The Town of Dane is a Township of 36 sq. miles in Northern Dane County. We are a quiet township with many rolling hills and valleys. We have approx. 50 miles of roads to maintain. We are hiring an employee to become the patrolman to maintain and manage our roadways including snowplowing, right of way maintenance, road maintenance and township property maintenance.

Please read and download the full Patrolman Position Job Description here:
Town of Dane Patrolman Position Job Description

• Maintenance of roadways: clear ditches, repair/replace signs and sign posts, culverts
• Drive various vehicles and equipment: Snowplow, End loader, Grader.
• Setup and tear down of snow fence
• Operate mowers, chipper, and chain saws
• Maintain equipment including oil changing and greasing of equipment
• Rotating weekend and Holiday work required
• Emergency work hours may apply
• Assist in initial setup and cleanup of functions held at town hall
• Report to Lead Patrolman, Chairman, or Town Supervisors
Physical Requirements:
• Ability to lift, push and pull up to 75 lbs without assistance
• Walk, stand, climb, balance, stoop, crouch, bend, reach, kneel, crawl and stretch
Education and/or Experience: 
• High School diploma or equivalent preferred
• Experience with the road repair/maintenance preferred
• Valid driver’s license with clean DMV record and CDL is required

*Drug testing and background checks will apply to prospective candidate.

Resumes with cover letter may be mailed to:
Town of Dane Chairman, PO Box 173, Dane, WI 53529, or submitted electronically to [email protected].
Application deadline to apply for this position is 2:00 pm on July 31, 2019.

Special Town Meeting of Electors Scheduled for July 25 at 6:30 PM

A Special Meeting of Town of Dane electors will be held at the Town Hall, 213 W. Main St., Dane WI 53529 on July 25, 2019 at 6:30 PM.
The purpose of the meeting is to consider and vote on a resolution authorizing the Town of Dane to exceed the statutory levy limit for repairs of County Line Rd by $40000.00 per year for the tax levy year of 2020, to be collected over 10 subsequent tax years starting in 2020.
All Town of Dane residents are encouraged to attend this meeting.

View Notice of Special Town Meeting: 07252019 Special Meeting Notice
View Resolution: RESOLUTION County Line Rd


Wisconsin DOT Project to Improve the State Highway 113/County P/County V Intersection

The Wisconsin DOT held a public information meeting on 3/7/19 to present a project to improve the intersection of 113/P/V  just north of Dane.  Crash data and 5 preliminary alternatives to improve the intersection were presented, for a project that will serve the needs of the traveling public as well as the needs of the local communities. The project will evaluate traffic and safety data and develop potential intersection alternatives for a Highway Safety Improvement Program application. The initial study will be completed in April of 2019 and construction is currently scheduled for 2023. Your input is welcome and appreciated throughout the design process.  Comments can be made by 3/15/19 by mailing the form below, or by email to Traffic Safety Engineer Ryan Mayer at [email protected]

View Project presentation: PIM Presentation
View Intersection Alternatives:Preliminary 113:V:P Options
Comment form: pim.commentform
Mail to:
DTSD Southwest Region
Wisconsin DOT
2101 Wright St., Madison, WI 53791-9449

You can Help Keep our Town Roads Beautiful!

The Town of Dane has joined the State of Wisconsin DOT Adopt-a-Highway Program to help keep our town roads beautiful!  An individual, family or group can sponsor a 2-mile segment of a road in the Town of Dane, and will be responsible for picking up litter on the segment at least 3 times a year between April 1 and November 1.  No fee is charged for the program.  For much more information please see “Town of Dane Adopt-a-Road” under “Community” on our web site To join contact the Town Chair ([email protected]).

Save the Milkweed, Save the Monarchs!

Help save the monarch butterfly by not mowing or spraying the milkweed! Milkweed is the only plant where monarchs lay their eggs.  Please read the letter to our residents from the Butterfly Ambassadors, 3rd Grade students at Prairie Elementary in Waunakee:

Milkweed and Monarchs

The Town of Dane is looking for pictures for our Image Gallery

The Town of Dane is looking for pictures for the Image Gallery on the Town web site:

  • We are interested in good pictures that you have taken in the Town: wildlife, farms, flowers, landscapes etc.  We would also love to have old pictures of the “early days” in the Town of Dane.
  • You can email pictures to Kendra ([email protected]) or contact her for more information. If you have any pictures that need to be scanned, please contact Kendra for details.
  • Contemporary pictures should be about 0.5 to 1 MB in size or at least 1200-1600 pixels wide, although we can work with smaller images.
  • Please limit locations to the Town of Dane and include where the picture was taken. For old pictures size does not matter, but please include a description of where/who/when if possible.
  • We will never use your full name or any contact information on the web site.

The Town of Dane Transfer of Development Rights Program

Ordinance # 2016-12-01

The Town of Dane Transfer of Development Rights Program

Limited Transfers Between Parcels Allowed: Transfers of permitted dwelling units between any two or more contiguous or non-contiguous Agricultural Preservation Area parcels within the Town of Dane may be allowed. Most of the following conditions should be met for the transfer to be allowed:

a.  The parcel to which the dwelling units are to be transferred should be generally less suitable for agricultural use than the parcel(s) from which the dwelling units are to be transferred, AND

b.  The overall development density of the parcel to which the dwelling units are to be transferred shall not, following the transfer, exceed four dwelling units per 35 acres. AND

c.  The parcel(s) from which the dwelling units are proposed to be transferred (sending area) must clearly have a sufficient number of dwelling units left to transfer under the Town’s density policy, AND

d.  Prior to the rezoning becoming effective, all deed restrictions and easements must be added to the deeds of all affected parcels (including appropriate June 28, 1979 parcels) restricting further development to the extent that fair application of the Town density policy suggests, AND

e.  The Town shall utilize The Dane County TDR ordinance zoning districts TDR-S (DCCO 10.158) & TDR-R  (DCCO 10.159) to implement Town TDR Policy

f.   The Town shall notify all owners of property adjacent to or across a public street from the parcel to which the dwelling units are to be transferred of a public hearing on the proposal at the Town level.

g.  No Ratios: At no time will the Town of Dane Transfer of Development Rights Program increase the total number of housing rights from the number originally available as of June 28, 1979.