Welcome to the Town of Oregon in Dane County, Wisconsin!

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.


Current Information

6/25/14  Sample BallotPublic Test of Voting Equipment will be held on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
 
6/24/14  Notice of Voting By Absentee Ballot in Partisan Primary on August 12, 2014.  First Day to Vote By Absentee in Clerk's Office is Monday, July 28, 2014.
 
6/9/14  Notice of Road Construction - The Town of Oregon has contracted with Fahrner for seal coating of certain town roads.  The work will begin on Monday, June 16, 2014 (weather permitting).  The following roads will be impacted:  
Windridge (Hillcrest to end)
Wesley (Windridge to Sheil)
Sundrift Ct. (Wesley to end)
Lost Woods Ct. (Wesley to end)  
Azure Ct. North (Windridge to end)  
Azure Ct. South (Windridge to end)  
Glenway Circle
Tipperary Rd. (Bellbrook Rd to Lincoln Rd.)  
Netherwood (County D to Alpine Parkway)  
Locust Grove (Union Rd to Glenway Rd.)
 
5/5/14  Noxious Weed Notice - Every person who own, occupies or controls land in the town is required by law to cut or destroy all noxious weeds, including all Canada thistle, leafy spurge and field bindweed (creeping Jenny) before such weeds bloom, bear seed and spread to adjourning properties.
 
4/23/14  Change of Assessment Notices have been mailed.  Information on Open Book & Board of Review also available.  Please see notice here.  Any assessment questions, should be directed to the town assessor, Andy Blomstrom at 835-5321 or andyblomstrom@charter.net
 
4/15/14  The Town of Oregon Annual Meeting will be held on Tues, April 15 7:00 p.m.
 
4/14/14  Spring Cleaning?  Please visit the Garbage & Recycling page to view the new information on Clean Sweep.
 
4/1/14   SPRING ELECTION RESULTS:
Judicial
    Court of Appeals Judge District 4 
               Gary Sherman                470

   Circuit Court Judge Branch 1
               John Markson                 468

   Circuit Court Judge Branch 7
               William Hanrahan            461
 
County
   County Supervisor District 31
               Jerry Bollig                      524

Municipal
   Town Board Supervisor
                   Phil Van Kampen        444
                   Steve Root                 398
             
School Districts
     Belleville School District School Board Member Area II
             Pam Scott                          12
             Elizabeth  Lowery               19
             Kevin Spiegel                       6
             Jeff Campbell                     15

    Oregon School Board Member Area II
            Courtney Odorico                328
            Charles Uphoff                    372
    Oregon School Board Member Area III
            Lee Christensen                 325
            Barbara Feeney                 370
    Oregon  School Board Member Area IV
            Gwen Maitzen                     366
            Wayne Mixdorf                    337

     Dane CountyReferdum Question  #1 RE:  Redistricting
            Yes     554 
             No     148
     Dane County Referendum Question #2 RE:  Marjuana
            Yes     386
             No      351

TOTAL NUMBER OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS:  60
NUMBER OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS RECEIVED:  53
NUMBER OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS OUTSTANDING:  7

1/30/14   2013 Property Tax Collection

Tax Collection   

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-Receipt.

 
1/17/14     The Oregon/Brooklyn Food Pantry is looking for a new home.  Please read about how you maybe able to help
 
1/15/14      Notice of Voting by Absentee Ballot for Spring Primary on February 18, 2014
 
12/30/13    2014 Oregon/Brooklyn Food Pantry Calendar  
 
 
12/17/13  The Town Caucus will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. If necessary, a snow date of Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.  The Notice of Town Caucus can be viewed here.
 
12/5/13  There will NOT be a December 2013 Park Committe or Plan Commission meeting.   
 

12/3/13   Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and Wood Utilization Plan Information
http://countyofdane.com/lwrd/parks/eab.asps
 

Rifle Hunting in Formerly Shotgun-Only Gun-Deer
Hunting Zones This Upcoming 2013 Season

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.



Are You Ready for Winter?  Please view the following information to prepare for winter conditions.

http://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/WIDMA/2013/10/31/file_attachments/248211/Winter%2BAwareness%2BMedia%2BPacket%2B2013%2Bfinal%2Bpart%2B1.pdf

 On the road

  • Check the roads: Before you leave, get the latest Wisconsin road conditions at www.511wi.gov or call 511
  • Keep gas in the tank: Have at least a half tank of gas in your car in case you are stranded or stuck and need to run your heater
  • Have a winter emergency kit: Keep a kit in your vehicle with candles and matches, a flashlight, pocket knife, snacks, a cell phone adapter, a blanket and extra clothing. For a complete list and a chance to win a kit, go to http://ReadyWisconsin.wi.gov

 

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.


Thanks

Jan

Jan Neitzel Knox
Dane County Public Works
Public Information and Education Officer
neitzel-knox@countyofdane.com
(608) 266-4029
(608) 267-1533 fax
1919 Alliant Energy Way
Madison, WI. 53713



 



April 2, 2013 Spring Election

ELECTION RESULTS:

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

STATE SUPERINDENTENT

TONY EVERS                        650

DON PRIDEMORE               254

WRITE-IN                                    1

 

JUDICIAL

JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT

ED FALLONE                           551

PAT ROGGENSACK               440

WRITE-IN                                      1

 

COURT OF APPEALS JUDGE

DISTRICT 4

PAUL LUNDSTEN                   578

WRITE-IN                                       2

 

CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE

BRANCH 16

RHONDA L. LANFORD         401

REBECCA ST. JOHN             495

WRITE-IN                                      0

 

COUNTY

COUNTYEXECUTIVE

JOE PARISI                               701

WRITE-IN                                       9

 

MUNICIPAL

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

WRITE-IN                                       1

 

TOWN TREASURER

RHONDA CHRISTENSEN LAFLASH          784

 

TOWN ASSESSOR

THOMAS WIEDENBECK                 287

ANDY BLOMSTROM                         629

WRITE-IN                                                1

 

CONSTABLE
GARY WACKETT                              549

KURT MAHER                                   308

WRITE-IN                                                2

 

SCHOOL DISTRICT

OREGONSCHOOL DISTRICT

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER

DAN KRAUSE                                   494

PAMELA HUGHES                           150

LYNDA FARRAR                               398

RAE VOGELER                                 507

WRITE-IN                                               1

 

SCHOOL DISTRICTOF BELLEVILLE

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER

ANGELA S. EDGE                             17

PAUL O’CONNOR                            22

MARIAN K. VINEY                              21

BRIAN CAMPBELL                           29

JULIE PORTO                                     6

WRITE-IN                                             0

 

REFERENDUM

COUNTYREFERENDUM– ELECTION DAY REGISTRATION

YES                                                     748

NO                                                      245

 

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 

Sample Ballots:  

Oregon School District  

Belleville School District


 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.



Spring Primary Election - February 19, 2013

0 Provisional Ballots

2 Outstanding Absentee Ballots as of Tuesday, Feb. 19th

Election Results

Vince Megna  13

Ed Fallone  147

Pat Roggensack  151

Total Voters = 311

Total Absentee Ballots Mailed = 27

 Sample Ballot

 


 



 

2013 Elections
 
February 19, 2013 - Notice of Spring Primary 
 
April 2, 2013 - Notice of Spring Election

TO CHECK THE STATUS OF YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT OR TO CHECK YOUR VOTER HISTORY - PLEASE VISIT  https://myvote.wi.gov/


ALARM SYSTEMS

If you have an alarm system in the Town of Oregon, you must register your alarm system here or  http://www.danesheriff.com/alarm_permit.aspx.


 
Town of Oregon Recycling Center (TORC)

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.


 

2012 Elections   

 

November 6, 2012 - General Election

Town of Oregon Election Results:

2142 Total Voter

793 Absentee Voters

 

Romney/Ryan  813

Obama/Biden  1301

 

Thompson  848

Baldwin  1240

 

Lee  822

Pocan  1203

 

Lamberson  789

Pope-Roberts  1180

 

Ozanne  1397

 

McDonell  1436

 

Gallagher  1414

 

Chlebowski  1422

 

809 Absentee Ballots were issued.  16 Absentee Ballots have not been returned.

 

 Past Elections:

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. 

farm imageSchedule 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:
Forms: http://www.revenue.wi.gov/forms/2011/11i-025a.pdf
Instructions: http://www.revenue.wi.gov/forms/2011/11i-126a.pdf
 
 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: 
 
Clean Sweep logo 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
  1. Voter will have to sign poll book.
  2. Residency is now 28 days, which is a change from the previous 10 day requirement.
  3. Absentee Voting in the clerk's office has new limits. More information
  4. Voter registration requirements are different. More Information
Ballot Box
 




 

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
Stove/washer/dryer              $20.00
Couch/hide-a-bed                $10.00
Mattress/box springs            $10.00
Upholstered chair                 $10.00
Water Heater                        $20.00
Tires-small                              $2.00
    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.  



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Calendar of Events

July
Jul 28, 2014, Mon 08:00am
August
Aug 05, 2014, Tue 06:30pm
Aug 06, 2014, Wed 10:00am
Aug 07, 2014, Thu 08:00am
Aug 07, 2014, Thu All Day
Aug 08, 2014, Fri 08:00am
Aug 08, 2014, Fri 08:00am
Aug 12, 2014, Tue All Day
Aug 15, 2014, Fri 12:30pm
Aug 19, 2014, Tue 06:30pm
Aug 20, 2014, Wed 07:00pm
September
Sep 02, 2014, Tue 06:30pm
Sep 04, 2014, Thu All Day
Sep 16, 2014, Tue 06:30pm
Sep 17, 2014, Wed 07:00pm
Sep 19, 2014, Fri 12:30pm
October
Oct 02, 2014, Thu All Day
Oct 07, 2014, Tue 06:30pm
Oct 15, 2014, Wed 07:00pm
Oct 17, 2014, Fri 12:30pm