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.
For more information contact: Tod Pritchard, Office: (608) 242-3324 Cell:(608) 219-4008
March 4, 2015
Be ReadyWisconsin when you Spring Forward
Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 8, 2015
(MADISON) – Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday as we “spring forward’ and set clocks ahead one hour. Daylight Saving Time is also a great time to check the things that keep us safe and ready for emergencies. ReadyWisconsin urges you to check these items:
Smoke Detectors- Nearly 2,700 people die and more than 15,000 are injured each year because of fires that started in their homes. Now is the time to check and replace batteries if needed and make sure the devices around your house are working properly. The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission estimates that about 16 million homes in the country have smoke alarms that do not work. In most cases, the batteries are dead or missing. This is a great time to put fresh batteries in your smoke detector. You should also replace the entire smoke alarm unit every 8 to 10 years.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors- Just last month, 30 people were checked and treated for carbon monoxide poisoning when the gas filled a Park Falls movie theater. In December, several people became ill in a Wisconsin Dells ice arena due to a malfunctioning ice resurface machine. According to the Centers for Disease Control, carbon monoxide is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in the United States with more than 200 killed each year from overexposure to the gas.Never use gas or charcoal grills inside your home or an unventilated garage. Make sure you have CO Detectors and they are working. Now is also a good time to check and replace batteries in those units.
Emergency Kits- Daylight Savings Time is a perfect time to get a kit and if you already have a kit, check to make sure food and other items are not near or past their expiration dates. You should have supplies to last you and your family for at least three days. Other items like a battery powered or crank radio, flashlights, first aid kit should also be included.
Emergency NOAA Weather Radio- Spring brings the threat of tornadoes and severe weather. Make sure you have an emergency weather radio. It’s like having a tornado siren in your home. When it goes off, go to a safe place. Listen, Act and Live!
For more tips on how to prepare you and your family, please go to our website: http://readywisconsin.wi.gov. You’ll find great information on how to get a kit and make a plan when disaster strikes.
Town Board Chairman
Town of Oregon Assessor
Contact: Elise Schaffer, PIO
Phone: (608) 284-6142
Sheriff’s Office Investigating Multiple Burglaries
January 15, 2015 – The Dane County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several burglaries to rural homes. In some cases suspects have forced entry into locked homes and stolen valuables including jewelry, rare/precious coins, electronics, cash, and firearms.
Citizens have also reported that suspects may be knocking on doors of homes first to see if anyone is home. If someone answers the door, they ask for directions to a nearby town and then leave.
Sheriff’s deputies responded to three burglaries the night of Wednesday, January 14th and one the night of Tuesday, January 13th. All of the burglaries occurred in western Dane County, to include the towns of Dane, Middleton, Cross Plains, and Oregon.
The Sheriff’s Office is asking for citizens to be vigilant in watching neighborhood activity and to report anything suspicious immediately by calling 911. Obtaining a vehicle description and/or license plate is extremely valuable to law enforcement. Anyone with information related to these crimes is asked to call the Dane County tip line at (608) 284-6900.
In addition, businesses are asked to watch for and question customers who may be selling or pawning large amounts of coins or jewelry consistently. This activity should be reported to law enforcement.
(MADISON) –The new year is bringing snow and arctic cold air that will impact Wisconsin the next few days. Here's the latest information on weather conditions and tips to keep you and your family safe.
Bitter temperatures – Arctic air has moved in across the state creating dangerously cold wind chills. High temperatures will only be in the single digits, with low temperatures falling as low as -15. Bitterly cold overnight wind chill readings of -20 to -35 should be widespread across the state from Tuesday morning thru Thursday morning. The National Weather Service will likely issue wind chill advisories and/or warnings during this period. In addition, a Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for parts of southern Wisconsin that could receive 2 to 5 inches of snow overnight.
On the road - If you are traveling make sure you have a winter emergency kit in your vehicle. Items to include in the kit are candles and matches, a flashlight, pocket knife, snacks, a cell phone adapter, a blanket and extra clothing. For a complete list go to http://ReadyWisconsin.wi.gov
Health Risks - With wind chills of -20 to -35, there is an increased risk of frostbite and hypothermia. If you must venture outdoors, make sure you wear a hat and gloves. Frostbite can happen in less than 30 minutes of exposure to those conditions. Symptoms include a loss of feeling and a white or pale appearance in fingers, toes, ear tips and tip of the nose. Limit your time outside. If you see these signs, seek medical care immediately.
Hypothermia is also a danger in these conditions. That is when your body temperature drops below 95?F. Warning signs include uncontrollable shivering, disorientation, slurred speech and drowsiness. Again, limit your outdoor activity and seek medical care if you detect these symptoms.
Carbon Monoxide Danger - Carbon monoxide is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. More than 20,000 people visit the emergency room and nearly 500 are killed each year from carbon monoxide poisoning.
Make sure you have working CO detectors. All homes and duplexes in Wisconsin are required to have CO detectors on every level including the basement, but not the attic or storage areas. Have your furnace or wood-burning stove inspected annually to make sure it is structurally and functionally sound and vents properly to the outside of your home.
Never run a gasoline or propane heater or a grill (gas or charcoal) inside your home or an unventilated garage. Any heating system that burns fuel will produce carbon monoxide. Use a battery-powered detector where you have fuel burning devices but no electric outlets, such as in tents, cabins, RVs, and boats with enclosed cabins. Never run a car in an enclosed space. If a vehicle is running, you must have a door open to the outside. Generators should be run a safe distance from the home. Never run a generator in the home or garage, or right next to windows or doors.
Breathing carbon monoxide displaces the oxygen in the blood and can cause death within minutes at high levels. Symptoms of overexposure to carbon monoxide are often mistaken for the flu and include headaches, fatigue, dizziness, shortness of breath/chest pain, nausea/vomiting, and confusion. If you experience any of these symptoms, or your carbon monoxide detector sounds an alarm, head outside immediately for fresh air and call 911.
Pet care - While our pets might seem to have built-in, warm winter coats, they too are sensitive to the elements. It is recommended to bring them indoors during this bitter weather. Dogs and cats can get frost bitten ears, nose and feet if left outside during bitter cold weather. Chemicals used to melt snow and ice can also irritate pets' paws - be sure to keep anti-freeze, salt and other poisons away from pets.
For additional safety tips, visit http://ReadyWisconsin.wi.gov. You can also check out Midwest road conditions and airport delays. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ReadyWisconsin) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/ReadyWisconsin).
Results from General Election
November 4, 2014
Mary Burke/John Lehman 1121
Scott Walker/Rebecca Kleefisch 764
Denise Fehr/No Candidate 7
Robert Burke/Joseph Brost 18
Susan Happ 1059
Brad Schimel 766
Thomas A. Nelson, Sr. 41
Secretary of State
Doug La Follette 1100
Julian Bradley 648
Jerry Broitzman 9
Andy Craig 66
David Sartori 938
Matt Adamczyk 708
Andrew Zuelke 22
Ron Hardy 67
Jerry Shidell 54
Representative in Congress District 2
Mark Pocan 1109
Peter Theron 726
State Senator District 27
Jon Erpenback 1316
Representative to the Assembly District 80
Sondy Pope 1283
David Mahoney 1388
Clerk of Circuit Courts
Carlo Esqueda 1230
The Town is no longer collecting property tax payments for the 2013 Property Tax bills. All property tax payments must be made to the Dane County Treasurer, including all second installment payments. If you have questions, please contact the Dane County Treasurer at 266-4151.
RECEIPTS FOR TAX PAYMENTS
As income tax season gears up, a lot of residents need a copy of their property tax bill receipt. While tax receipts are available at Town Hall, they are also available on AccessDane.
1. Go to http://accessdane.co.dane.wi.us
2. Click the Public Access button
3. Click Parcel Information
4. Search by Owner Name, Parcel Address, or Parcel Number.
5. Click on the correct parcel
6. On the right hand side, under Tax Information, click E-