Open Book and Board of Review – 2019

Open Book will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 between 3 and 5 p.m.  Board of Review will be a week later, on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, between 6 and 8 p.m.  If you have any issues you want to raise, the assessor would be happy to discuss them with you and answer any questions informally before these events.  Our assessor is Bruce Gardiner, and you can reach him at Gardiner Appraisal Service, 608-943-8009. 







No Land Use Committee meeting in August

No applications requiring the consideration of the Land Use Committee (LUC) have been received as of August 12, 2019.  Accordingly, the August 26, 2019 meeting of the LUC is cancelled.

Belleville Fun Run and Bike Race – August 10

On August 10, 2019, in conjunction with the Belleville Community Picnic, there will be a fun run and bike race starting at Sugar River Park at 8:00 a.m.  The course map is attached.  Additional information can be obtained from Gary Ziegler at

Brooklyn Wildlife Trail Race on August 24, 2019

On August 24th the Arbor Rock Running club will be having a race from about 5 in the morning until about 1 in the afternoon.  Maps of the race route and the parking plan are attached – the congestion is expected to be in the area of Frenchtown Road.  Additional information is available from the race director, Stephen Streicker, at, or at the website

No Land Use Committee meeting in July

The Land Use Committee (LUC) meeting which would normally have been held on July 22 has been cancelled, as there are no applications pending.

Open Book and Board of Review update

We currently expect that Open Book will be held in late August, and Board of Review in September this year.  If you are awaiting notices, please be aware that they won’t be coming for a month or so, and do not worry that you may have missed them.  You are always welcome to e-mail the town at for further information.  If you believe that you may have an issue this year, it is best, as always, to start by talking with the town assessor, Bruce Gardiner.  You can reach him at or at 608-943-8009.

Fitchburg Festival of Speed

On July 13, 2019 the Fitchburg Festival of Speed will be sponsoring a bike race, part of which will take place in the Town of Montrose, looping from Purcell Road to Storytown, then west along Sun Valley Parkway through Paoli, and then north out of the Township on Range Trail.  Further information is available at