Oregon is a town in Dane County, Wisconsin, United States. The population is 3,192.
Oregon Town Hall Town Recycling Center (TORC)
1138 Union Road 1067 Storytown Road
Oregon, WI 53575 Oregon, WI 53575
608-835-3200 608-835-6459 (answered during open hours)
Mon-Thurs. 8-12 & 1-4 Sat. 7:30-4:30
Friday by Appt.* Wed. 2:00-6:00 (ONLY May 1 to Nov. 1)
* Town Hall may close when local schools are canceled to reduce traffic and facilitate snow removal.
The Clerk's Office will ALWAYS accept tax payments & provide a receipt during regular office hours. In addition, the clerk's office will be open:
Currently the Town of Oregon does not have a local ordinance against rifles.
The DNR has eliminated shotgun-only gun-deer hunting zones in time for this year's gun-deer season beginning on November 23, 2013. While the rule change was originally driven in part by citizen input, there is at this time citizen input to local municipalities to keep shotgun-only gun-deer hunting zones by local ordinances to restrict the discharge of firearms, or at least certain types of them (rifles). Please use the links below for more information:
CLICK HERE for a packet of information from the DNR.
CLICK HERE for an article by WTA attorney Lee Turonie explaining the issue of possibly trying to use local ordinances to recreate shotgun-only gun-deer hunting zones.
On the road
Weather Radios - For Information on weather radios, please visit http://readywisconsin.wi.gov/tornado/weather_radios.asp
Clean Sweep has a new location for 2013. The facility is located at the Dane County Landfill site, 7102 US Hwy. 12&18, Madison, WI 53718. Hours of operation will be Tuesday through Friday, 7:00 am - 2:45 pm and Saturdays from 8:00 am till 10:45 am. Residents should call (608) 243-0368 for additional details or visit www.danecountycleansweep.com.
Could you help get the word out about our Clean Sweep program.
Also please use this phone number 608-243-0368 for Clean Sweep and not the one used in County Executives Press Release.
Clean Sweep opened May 1st at the county landfill (7102 US Hwy 12, Madison) and will operate Tuesdays – Fridays from 7:00am - 2:45pm, and Saturdays from 8:00am - 10:45am. Clean Sweep will be closed Sundays, Mondays and Holidays.
DaneCountyhouseholds and farms will be asked to pay $10 per drop-off, out-of-county households and farms will be asked to pay $75. Businesses will be asked to pay a fee based on the weight and type of materials that are dropped off. There are grants available to help offset the cost of waste disposal for agriculture customers who use Clean Sweep – please call 608-243-0368 for details.
A full description of products and electronics that will be accepted, fee structure, and exceptions, can be found online at http://www.danecountycleansweep.com/or by calling 608-243-0368.
Jan Neitzel Knox
Dane County Public Works
Public Information and Education Officer
(608) 267-1533 fax
1919 Alliant Energy Way
Madison, WI. 53713
April 2, 2013 Spring Election
On Monday, April 8, 2013 the Municipal Board of Canvassers (MBOC) meet at 8:30 a.m. to to process the one outstanding absentee ballot. The ballot failed to determine the results of the election for town board chairperson. Therefore, the MBOC decided to proceed with a coin toss to determine the winner. The MBOC chose heads for Johnson and tails for Weber. The coin toss was conducted and landed on tails. The winner of town board chairperson is Darryl Weber and will serve a two year term.
Results of the April 2, 2013 - Spring Election
STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION
TONY EVERS 650
DON PRIDEMORE 254
JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT
ED FALLONE 551
PAT ROGGENSACK 440
COURT OF APPEALS JUDGE
PAUL LUNDSTEN 578
CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE
RHONDA L. LANFORD 401
REBECCA ST. JOHN 495
JOE PARISI 701
TOWN BOARD CHAIRPERSON
DARRYL WEBER (Winner declared by coin toss) 456
CHRIS JOHNSON 456
TOWN BOARD SUPERVISOR
SHEILA SPEAR 341
ARLAN KAY 319
WAYNE L. ACE 577
FRED CLARK, JR. 416
RHONDA CHRISTENSEN LAFLASH 784
THOMAS WIEDENBECK 287
ANDY BLOMSTROM 629
GARY WACKETT 549
KURT MAHER 308
SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER
DAN KRAUSE 494
PAMELA HUGHES 150
LYNDA FARRAR 398
RAE VOGELER 507
SCHOOL DISTRICTOF BELLEVILLE
SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER
ANGELA S. EDGE 17
PAUL O’CONNOR 22
MARIAN K. VINEY 21
BRIAN CAMPBELL 29
JULIE PORTO 6
COUNTYREFERENDUM– ELECTION DAY REGISTRATION
TOTAL NUMBER OF VOTERS = 1028
NUMBER OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS MAILED = 74
NUMBER OF RETURNED ABSENTEE BALLOTS = 73
NUMBER OF OUTSTANDING ABSENTEE BALLOTS = 1
NUMBER OF PROVISIONAL BALLOTS = 0
The next Oregon Town Board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Agenda will be published on April 4, 2013.
0 Provisional Ballots
2 Outstanding Absentee Ballots as of Tuesday, Feb. 19th
Vince Megna 13
Ed Fallone 147
Pat Roggensack 151
Total Voters = 311
Total Absentee Ballots Mailed = 27
Starting Saturday, October 6, 2012, the TORC will begin using a single stream recycling compactor for all recyclable materials. The recycling compactor will be an easier, more convenient system. For a list of accepted recyclable materials, please visit http://www.town.oregon.wi.us/ or contact the town at 835-3200.
For a video of how single stream recycling materials are seperated, please visit
http://www.pellitteri.com/residential.jsp and click on Recycling Process Video.
November 6, 2012 - General Election
Town of Oregon Election Results:
2142 Total Voter
793 Absentee Voters
809 Absentee Ballots were issued. 16 Absentee Ballots have not been returned.
February 21, 2012 - Spring Primary Election Results
April 3, 2012 - Spring Election/Presidential Preference Vote
May 8, 2012 - Recall Primary Election Results
June 5, 2012 - Recall Election Results
Farmers Underclaiming their Farmland Preservation Tax Credit
Employees at DATCP noted recently that a number of farmers in Dane County significantly underclaimed tax credits using old form Scedule FC instead of the new Schedule FC-A form that is now in place.
Schedule FC is supposed to be only for people with old agreements and there are none in Dane County. A report shows that about 2,600 persons in southern Wisconsin claimed under FC last year. That SEVERELY reduced their tax credit.
If you are in Dane County, and you own land that is zoned A-1(exclusive) or A-3 under the Dane County Zoning Ordinance, you should be filing Schedule FC-A, NOT the old Schedule FC. This will make you eligible for the higher $7.50 per acre per year tax credit approved as part of recent changes to the state Farmland Preservation Law. Note that Rutland has Exclusive Ag Zoning, which was adopted in 1978. We believe there are no private agreements so most likely no one in Rutland should be using the old form.
Schedule FC should be used only for landowners who are claiming the smaller credit available to farmers who are not under exclusive agricultural zoning and who have an agreement with the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.
2011 Schedule FC-A forms are available here:
Other forms are available here: http://www.revenue.wi.gov/html/formpub.html
If you are unsure of your zoning, you can find it by:
The Dane County Clean Sweep Program piloting a "Winter Hours" program beginning in January.
There are several changes to the program during their Winter Hours in addition to changes in the hours of operation:
More Information about the changes
More Information about 2012 Clean Sweep
|Election Law Changes for 2012|
January 1, 2012 - Fee Increase at the Town of Oregon Recycling Center Begins
Click here to view the Town of Oregon Recycling Center (TORC) brochure.
NEW TORC FEES
Punch Card $40.00
Garbage (30-gal) $2.00
Fluorescent Light Bulbs $2.00
Mattress/box springs $10.00
Upholstered chair $10.00
Water Heater $20.00
light truck (up to 17”) $6.00
large truck, tractor $20.00
As of January 1, 2012, payment MUST be made with a punch card. Payment per bag or item will not be accepted.
Harold Byrne Memorial Bench - October 30, 2011.