ANNOUNCEMENTS

Town Business
Whenever possible, we will assist by email, phone, conference call, or online video meetings. Please call ahead or contact the appropriate staff member by email: staff contact list. We appreciate your support and understanding.


2021 Real Estate Taxes

*Real estate tax payments made after January 31st, 2022 must be sent to the Dane County Treasurer.* Receipts can be obtained by visiting https://accessdane.countyofdane.com/ , entering your address in the search bar, and selecting "E-Receipt."

Click here to see Where the Tax Bill Goes?

Open Book & Board of Review 2022

Open Book and Board of Review will be by phone and email. Please call or email Associated Appraisal Consultants: (920) 749-1995 or info@apraz.com to make an appointment. 


Board of Review will be on May 26th, 2022, from 4-6PM.

Notice of Board of Review

Objection to Real Property Assessment Form 

The form must be submitted no later than May 24, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.  Sooner is better.

2022 Preliminary Real Estate Assessment Roll

Kegonsa Research Campus Solar and Agricultural Research Project

UW–Madison is in the early planning stages to investigate the feasibility of developing a small-scale solar and agrivoltaics project at the UW-Kegonsa Research Campus near Stoughton, WI. The proposed project would be located in an interior section of the campus to help retain the rural character of the area and feature a layout to facilitate agricultural research and education. The proposed project would generate enough clean energy to power about 600 homes. For more information about the project, contact UW staff Josh Arnold at josh.arnold@wisc.edu or Gary Brown at gary.brown@wisc.edu.

Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

Final Environmental Impact Assessment

Proposed Construction on County Highway AB
The Dane County Department of Highway and Transportation is developing plans for a project located on County Highway (CTH) AB, from US Highway 51 to CTH MN in Dane County. The project length is approximately 3.5 miles and is anticipated to start in the fall of 2022. CTH AB will be closed to traffic during this project but homeowners will have access to their properties.
From US 51 to Fish Camp Road, this project will consist of milling 2-inches of existing pavement and paving back 2-inches of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA). In addition, the paved surface is proposed to be widened from 22-feet to 30-feet. The roadway is proposed to have narrower driving lanes by reducing the width from 2 11-foot lanes to 2 10-foot driving lanes with double white edgelines. When lanes are narrow, drivers tend to drive with more caution which can help reduce the average speed of motorists. The double white edgelines are intended to provide a buffer between pedestrians/bicyclists and traffic.


From Fish Camp Road to CTH MN, the project will consist of paving a 2-inch HMA overlay. In addition, the paved surface is proposed to be widened from 22-feet to 30-feet. The roadway through this section is proposed to consist of 11-foot driving lanes with 4-foot paved shoulders. The edgelines through this section are proposed to be the standard single white edgeline. 


In order to widen the paved surface from Fish Camp Road to CTH MN, ditch grading will be needed. Cross culverts and driveway culverts will be reviewed to determine if they need to be moved to accommodate this grading.

 

This is not a Town of Dunn roadwork project. Questions or comments should be directed to Jeremy Rach, P.E, Highway Engineer: (608) 283-1416 or Rach.Jeremy@countyofdane.com.

Upcoming Madison Beltline Study Public Meetings

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Southwest Region has scheduled two public involvement meetings to discuss the Planning and Environment Linkages (PEL) corridor study underway for the Madison Beltline. The Madison Beltline PEL study is a long-term planning study, and no construction projects are identified at this time. Input from the upcoming PEL study public involvement meetings will be utilized to identify a range of potential long-term solutions to address local and regional safety, accessibility, and mobility issues along the Madison Beltline corridor between US 14 in Middleton and County N in Cottage Grove. The PEL is expected to be completed in 2023. Upon completion of the PEL study, solutions studied will be further evaluated under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process.
 
The objectives of the PEL study are to: 
•    Improve safety for all travel modes
•    Improve pedestrian and bicycle accommodations
•    Enhance transit ridership and routing opportunities
•    Improve connections across and adjacent to the Beltline for all travel modes 
•    Address Beltline infrastructure condition and deficiencies
•    Address system mobility for all travel modes 
•    Limit adverse social, cultural, and environmental effects to the extent practicable
•    Enhance efficient regional multimodal access to Madison metropolitan area economic centers
•    Decrease Beltline traffic diversion impacts to neighborhood streets
•    Complement other major transportation initiatives and studies in the Madison area
•    Support infrastructure and other measures that encourage alternatives to single-occupancy vehicle travel
To learn more, please visit the project website at www.madisonbeltline.dot.wi.gov.
 
If you’re unable to attend one of these meetings, the presentation and display materials will be available for review on the project website at www.wisconsindot.gov (search Madison Beltline Study) beginning Thursday, April 14th. On this page, you can watch the presentation video, view the individual displays, take a short survey and provide feedback via the comment form.

For questions or more information,  please contact Jeff Berens, P.E., Major Studies Project Manager, WisDOT SW Region - Madison Office, (608) 245-2656
 

Rural Internet Access Surveys

The Town of Dunn is seeking to obtain information regarding internet access throughout the Town, specifically, residences, farms, and businesses who desire Broadband internet for access to the internet but are currently unable to due to lack of available vendors. The results of this survey will be provided to the Dane County Broadband Task Force regarding the county-wide study. Completion of this survey will not guarantee that you will receive internet service but it will help provide Dane County and internet service providers with an idea of where gaps in service exist. To take the survey, visit here.

The Dane County Broadband Task Force has been meeting since summer and is working on recommendations to improve broadband access in Dane County. In order for communities to receive grants to expand and improve broadband access, accurate maps showing internet speeds are required. We need better data to show the need in rural areas. Please complete this speed test and share it widely to contribute to this effort. It’s easy and takes only a minute or so. This speed test link is from the Madison Region Economic Partnership. They are also working to improve broadband infrastructure and identify areas that are underserved and will share the data with the Dane County Task Force. To participate in the survey, visit http://madisonregion.org/industry-and-innovation/broadband/

 

Data from this speed test has been mapped and can be viewed here.

 

Residents can also provide testimony through the following means:

Email: Dane.Broadband.Task.Force@countyofdane.com

Phone: (608) 266-5758

Mailing Address: Dane County Board of Supervisors 210 MLK Jr. Blvd. Room 362, Madison WI 53703

2021 Town Revaluation

Associated Appraisal Consultants, Inc. is the Town's statutory assessor. 2021 revaluation work was required by Wisconsin State law. Associated Appraisal Consultants, Inc. has posted the 2021 assessment roll for public viewing on the Associated Appraisal website at https://www.apraz.com/2021-assessment-roll/ . Assessment notices were mailed out the week of September 20th. If you did not receive an assessment letter, assessment values are also posted on AccessDane. Link to AccessDane.

2021 Residential Property Sale Photos

Guide for Property Owners

Agricultural Assessment Guide for Wisconsin Property Owners

Notice of Open Book and Board of Review

Capital Springs Bike Trail Connection

On December 20th at 7 pm, the Town Board approved the connection of a Dane County Parks-owned and maintained bicycle boardwalk to the north end of Waucheeta Trail. The project is part of a partnership between Dane County, the WI DNR, and the Friends of Capital Springs Recreation Area. It is a recommendation of the 2010 adopted Capital Springs Recreation Area Master Plan. The trail includes a boardwalk spanning over wetlands from the north end of Waucheeta Trail to the shoreline of Capital Springs Centennial Park. This segment will provide connections to Goodland County Park, William G. Lunney Lake Farm Park, the Capital City Trail and the Lower Yahara River Trail. It will also provide bicyclists with an alternative to riding on Lake Farm Road. More information about the trail can be found here. For questions about the path, contact Chris James of Dane County Parks at (608) 235-2252 or james@countyofdane.com. 

Capital Springs State Park Info

Concept Site Plan

Project Description

Dane County Parks and Open Space Plan Regional Trail Map

September 2021 Neighborhood Mailing

October 6th Meeting Presentation

Lower Yahara River Trail - Trail Development Phase 2
The DNR is reviewing a wetland impact permit from Dane County for the construction of a trail/boardwalk between Fish Camp and Fairview Street in Pleasant Springs. Ultimately, this phase of the path will go to Lake Kegonsa State Park. This is part of the County’s plans for a Lower Yahara River Trail that connects Stoughton to McFarland and then to Madison. Fish Camp will also be receiving improvements to the pavement, pavement markings, permanent signing, and construction of the connector path.  This path will go through Dane County and DNR-owned lands, however, the path will be going north of some properties on Sunnyside Street, estimated at 350/400 feet. Construction is proposed to begin in 2022. For more information, visit the project website by clicking here. People with additional questions can contact Chris James at (608) 235-2252 or james@countyofdane.com.

Traffic Safety Concerns in Dane County Survey

Please help us gather information about general traffic safety issues AND specific locations where you have observed these hazards on local roadways. Click here to fill out the survey. This is a project of the Dane County Traffic Safety Commission.

US 51 Corridor Study

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are conducting the US 51 Corridor Study, from 1-39/90 to US 12/18 (Stoughton to McFarland), to evaluate alternatives that will improve safety, pavement condition, and congestion along the corridor and address the needs of bicyclists and pedestrians where feasible.

Public Involvement Meeting Announcement: November 11th and 18th, 4-6 p.m.

Project Information

Project Map
 

For more information, please visit wisconsindot.gov/us51 or contact Jeff Berens, WisDOT Project Manager, at (608) 245-2656 or at Jeff.Berens@dot.wi.gov