** In person absentee (early) voting hours for the April 2 election will continue through March 29, 2019. By appointment only, call or text clerk Angie Volkman for an appointment at 608-575-3365. Photo ID required.
** You may also register in person with proper proof of residence until 5 pm on March 29, 2019. By appointment only, call or text clerk Angie Volkman for an appointment at 608-575-3365.
Please See the Election Information Page for more information and all April 2, 2019 Election Notices
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]
You will receive a postcard from Dane County with your proposed new zoning district. There will be a Public Hearing with Kurt Kodl from Dane County Zoning to answer your questions about the new draft Dane County Zoning ordinance, proposed changes to the zoning maps, and features of the new Zoning Districts. Note: These changes will not affect your property taxes.
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 townofdane.org. To join contact the Town Chair ([email protected]).
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:
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.