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.

3/5/15  Type C Notice of Referendum - Election of Chief Justice

3/3/15  Type D Notice of Spring Election Location and Hours of Polling Place



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. 


2/26/15  Farmland Preservation Tax Credit Tutorial is available here  http://datcp.wi.gov/Environment/Working_Lands_Initiative/index.aspx

2/25/15  Notice of Spring Election and Sample Ballots on Tuesday, April 7, 2015

2/25/15  Public Test of Voting Equipment Spring Election on Tuesday, March 31 @ 10:00 a.m.

2/24/15  Notice of Voting by Absentee Ballot in the Spring Election on Tuesday, April 7, 2015

2/11/15  There will be no February primary in the Town of Oregon.  The next election will be the Spring Election on Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

2015 Town of Oregon Caucus Results

     Town Board Chairman

  1. Darryl Weber
  2. Wayne Ace

    Town Board Supervisor

  1. Fred Clark, Jr.
  2. Wayne Ace

    Town of Oregon Assessor

  1. Tom Wiedenbeck
  2. Andy Blomstrom

    Town Constable

  1. Gary Wackett


Current Information

January 16, 2015

Contact:          Elise Schaffer, PIO

Phone:             (608) 284-6142

Email:              Schaffer@danesheriff.com



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.

 January 5, 2015

Winter Weather Dangers

Important safety tips for the days ahead

(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). 

12/20/15  Property Taxes are collected anytime during office hours:  
Monday-Thursday: 8-12 & 1-4.   
In addition, the office will be open on January 31 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (noon).
12/15/14  Property Tax Collection:  Property Tax Bills have been mailed.  If you need a copy of your bill, please contact the town hall at 835-3200 or visit access dane
November 4, 2014 Election Results
Town of Oregon

Results from General Election

November 4, 2014          


Governor/Lieutenant Governor

Mary Burke/John Lehman                           1121

Scott Walker/Rebecca Kleefisch                 764

Denise Fehr/No Candidate                          7

Robert Burke/Joseph Brost                         18


Attorney General

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


State Treasurer

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




Transportation Fund?

Yes                                         1304

No                                           508



Minimum Wage?

Yes                                         1222

No                                            655


Affordable Health?

Yes                                         1328

No                                            490


School District

Oregon #1?

Yes                                         1047

No                                            737



Yes                                         1006

No                                            772



11/18/14  2015 Town of Oregon Budget Summary
11/18/14  Notice of Spring Election - April 7, 2015
11/14/14   Check the roads before you travel: The Wisconsin Department of Transportation advises travelers check road conditions before leaving home by calling 5-1-1 or visiting www.511wi.gov. You may want to change your plans based on that information.
11/14/14    Have an emergency winter weather survival kit in your vehicle: Your kit should include water, snack food such as energy bars or raisins, first aid kit and booster cables. If you have a cell phone make sure you have a power adapter you can plug into the lighter. You can find more kit tips on the ReadyWisconsin website.. http://readywisconsin.wi.gov

10/27/14  Notice of Board of Canvassers
10/17/14  Notice of General Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014: Location and Hours of Polling Place


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.
    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 Supervisor District 31
               Jerry Bollig                      524

   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


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. 




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

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.


 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.



Jan Neitzel Knox
Dane County Public Works
Public Information and Education Officer
(608) 266-4029
(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



TONY EVERS                        650

DON PRIDEMORE               254

WRITE-IN                                    1




ED FALLONE                           551

PAT ROGGENSACK               440

WRITE-IN                                      1




PAUL LUNDSTEN                   578

WRITE-IN                                       2




RHONDA L. LANFORD         401

REBECCA ST. JOHN             495

WRITE-IN                                      0




JOE PARISI                               701

WRITE-IN                                       9




DARRYL WEBER (Winner declared by coin toss)  456

CHRIS JOHNSON                    456



SHEILA SPEAR                        341

ARLAN KAY                               319

WAYNE L. ACE                         577

FRED CLARK, JR.                   416

WRITE-IN                                       1






THOMAS WIEDENBECK                 287

ANDY BLOMSTROM                         629

WRITE-IN                                                1


GARY WACKETT                              549

KURT MAHER                                   308

WRITE-IN                                                2





DAN KRAUSE                                   494

PAMELA HUGHES                           150

LYNDA FARRAR                               398

RAE VOGELER                                 507

WRITE-IN                                               1




ANGELA S. EDGE                             17

PAUL O’CONNOR                            22

MARIAN K. VINEY                              21

BRIAN CAMPBELL                           29

JULIE PORTO                                     6

WRITE-IN                                             0




YES                                                     748

NO                                                      245




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



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.


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.

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.  

Harold Byrne Memorial Bench - October 30, 2011.






































































































































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