Address Changes

Now is the time to contact the Montrose Treasurer to update your tax bill address.  To change a name on your tax bill go to https://treasurer.countyofdane.com/name_change.aspx or contact the Dane County Treasurer’s office at 608-266-4151


Potential Scam Phone Calls Impersonating Voter Registration Resource

SUBJECT: Potential Scam Phone Calls Impersonating Voter Registration Resource

On October 1, 2018, two state election offices reported residents receiving phone calls impersonating an organization that provides voter registration assistance. The callers asked the recipients if they wanted to register to vote or request an absentee ballot over the phone.

These calls raise the possibility of voter confusion or follow-on malicious activity. Those who provide information to the callers will not be registered to vote, potentially causing a large number of unregistered residents to appear at their local polling place on Election Day. Those who requested an absentee ballot may contact local election offices seeking their mailed ballot or report requesting the ballot but not receiving it.

Additionally, voter registration requires residents to provide significant personal information, such as date of birth, physical address, or partial Social Security Numbers. It is unclear at this time if the callers requested the sensitive personal information required for registration. If provided, this information could be used to attempt fraudulent voter registration or conduct financially-motivated identity theft.

The EI-ISAC encourages recipients to share this information with other election offices within your state. If you are aware of any reports of these phone calls occurring in your jurisdiction, please immediately report it to the EI-ISAC SOC at 866-787-4722 or SOC@cisecurity.org.


Paoli Bridge Update

9/11/2018

The pier out in the river was poured yesterday and the crew is working to remove the forms today.  Once that is complete they will continue with removal of the equipment and materials out in the river.

Please note that this Thursday, the contractor will begin to set beams on the new west abutment and pier.  This operation will again require large trucks coming and going that will be delivering these beams.  The plan is to have them stage down on Sun Valley Parkway, only bringing in one truck at a time as necessary.   We will try to minimize disruption to the businesses, but please be cautious and patient with this operation Thursday.  Hopefully most of the beams will be set by noon, but may take longer.

Next week the contractor will move into the east abutment and begin construction on that.  There will be one more day of pile driving, and as we get closer to that, I will let you all know.

As always, if there are any further questions, please let me know.

Nick

 

Nicholas Hoernke, PE
Transportation/Construction Engineer

Ayres Associates
5201 E. Terrace Drive, Suite 200 • Madison, WI 53718
Direct: 608.443.1282 • Mobile: 608.212.5263
HoernkeN@AyresAssociates.com
www.AyresAssociates.com

Paoli Highway PB Bridge Update

Hello Everyone,

Following the catastrophic rain event from last week, I hope this email finds everyone safe from the damage that mother nature sent our way.  The rain clearly had a significant impact to the surrounding area, and the new bridge was no exception.  Some of you I have talked to on site, and it was clear that nobody had seen the river that high before.  After the water receded, the part of the new structure that has been installed did not sustain any major damage fortunately from what we can see.  There will be some minor repair work though, and the materials used around the new west abutment and adjacent area, were washed out and damaged.   This will require the contractor to clean up the adjacent area and redo this part of the structure.  The materials out in the river for the pier did sustain minor damage, and the contractor worked last week to get them cleaned up and to continue the progression on the pier.

Overall, the project has had its hurdles.  Given the rain last week, and some issues with materials under the river at the pier location, the contractor has informed the department that the project is approximately 3 weeks behind schedule.  The contractor is doing what they can to try to make up as much of the time as they can, thus the Saturday operations now.  As of right now, we are anticipating that the structure will be complete with the roadway open by November 1st 2018.  The structure may not be able to be stained this year, and may have to wait till spring, but that will be evaluated at the time based on weather.

As always, feel free to send along any comments or questions.

Best regards,

Nick

 

Nicholas Hoernke, PE
Transportation/Construction Engineer

Ayres Associates
5201 E. Terrace Drive, Suite 200 • Madison, WI 53718
Direct: 608.443.1282 • Mobile: 608.212.5263
HoernkeN@AyresAssociates.com
www.AyresAssociates.com

Well Water Test Kits Update

From Public Health:

After todays pick up (Sept 6th), residents will need to drop off samples at either of Public Health locations- 2300 S. Park St., The Atrium, Room 2022 Madison or 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, City-County Building, Room 516B, Madison.


Well Test Update

The Town of Montrose will not have any well test kits available after 9:00 a.m. on September6, 2018.  If you need a well test kit you will need to contact one of the following:

Town of Middleton608-833-5887

Cross Plains State Bank

Village of Mazomanie 608-795-2920

Village Black Earth 608-795-4986

Town of Verona 608-845-7187

 


Flood Information

Flood Information

Residents should continue to call 2-1-1 to report damages.  After reporting to 2-1-1, contact the clerk at 608-424-3848 to fill out a Damage Inspect Form.

The following instructions must be followed precisely for a reliable test. You must test your water the morning of Wednesday, August 29th and return the sample to Montrose Town Hall between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on August 29th.  The sample is only viable for a short time.  For more dates contact the Town Clerk 608-424-3848 or stop at the Montrose Town Hall

If you need assistance with clean up, contact Town Clerk at 608-424-3848 for more information.

As of 8/24/18 WE Energies is working to restore gas service to the Frenchtown Road area.  The gas line is across the Sugar River south of the bridge located at the east end of Frenchtown Rd and the intersection of Frenchtown Rd and Moorehead Rd.

Dane County Emergency Management has submitted preliminary costs to State of Wisconsin to see if the state will qualify for Federal assistance.

Public Health Madison & Dane County http://www.publichealthmdc.com/

Free Water Testing kits will be available for pick up at Montrose Town Hall, 1341 Diane Avenue, Belleville WI 53508 on Monday August 27th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Kits will have full instructions

Septic Systems-If problems contact a licensed plumber who will get the necessary permits and owner should then contact Public Health Madison Dane County at http://publichealthmdc.com

Public Health Madison Dane County recommends NOT pumping holding tanks dry. If the ground is saturated and the holding tank is empty it could shift positions. If the tank shifts or pops out of the ground, contact a licensed professional plumber.

If well has been contaminated it must be cleaned and inspected by licensed professional plumbers.

To be eligible for Federal Assistance (if available) you must precisely document the incident (written & photos), keep all copies of contracts, receipts etc. and only licensed professionals can do the work.

Flood website to assist with information https://dcflood.countyofdane.com

Household Emergency Plan http://danedocs.countyofdane.com

2-1-1 http://211.org/services/national-events

https://em.countyofdane.com/

FLOOD WATERS TOOLKIT         https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p0/p00631.pdf

WATER TESTING http://www.publichealthmdc.com/environmental-health/laboratory-services/drinking-water-testing

EMERGENCY HANDBOOK FOR FOOD MANAGERS https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/ehs/docs/apc/apc_emergency_handbook_for_food_managers.pdf

PROPERLY CLEANING UP AFTER FLOODS http://www.publichealthmdc.com/news/properly-cleaning-up-after-floods

 


Household Emergency Plan and 2-1-1

Household Emergency Plan http://danedocs.countyofdane.com

2-1-1 http://211.org/services/national-events

https://em.countyofdane.com/

FLOOD WATERS TOOLKIT         https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p0/p00631.pdf

WATER TESTING http://www.publichealthmdc.com/environmental-health/laboratory-services/drinking-water-testing

EMERGENCY HANDBOOK FOR FOOD MANAGERS https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/ehs/docs/apc/apc_emergency_handbook_for_food_managers.pdf

PROPERLY CLEANING UP AFTER FLOODS http://www.publichealthmdc.com/news/properly-cleaning-up-after-floods

 

 

 

 


Flooding Update

845 AM Flooding Update – Dane County Emergency Management

County Executive Joe Parisi is declaring a state of emergency following last night’s record rains and ongoing flooding affecting Dane County.

Dane County is declaring a slow, no wake on Lakes Mendota, Monona, and Waubesa effective immediately. Lakes have seen significant rises in water levels overnight.

Highway M in the Town of Westport is now closed between Fox Bluff Road and Signature Drive due to a washout.

There continue to be reports of flooding affecting roads and homes across the western half of Dane County and a number of highways remain closed.

The Highway 14 bridge over Black Earth Creek has washed out. The state has closed Highway 14 at Highway 60 in Sauk County. Traffic is being detoured from Highway 14 to Highway 60 to Highway 12.

Private property owners with damage are being asked to call 2-1-1.

Businesses that have experienced flood damage are encouraged to contact their local unit of government to document those losses in preparation of a possible disaster assistance application.

7 AM Flooding Update – Dane County Emergency Management

A number of city, county, state, and town roads remain closed because of last evening’s records rains:

*Hwy 14 Bridge in Black Earth

*Hwy 14 from the Beltline west to Black Earth

*Highway KP Cross Plains to Mazomanie

*Highway F (Highway 19 to Highway 14)

*Beltline ramps closed at Greenway

*Beltline ramps closed at Highway 14

*Highway 69 Riverside to County Highway PB

*Highway 78 County Highway A to Green County

*Highway 78 Highway 14 to Highway 19

*County Highway H Highway A to Highway 78

*County Highway Z Highway 78 to County Highway E

*County Highway J Old Military Road to County Highway S

*County Highway G at Highway J

Roads with High Water:

Highway 19 from Highway 12 to Highway 78

County Highway F from Hwy FF to Pleasant Valley Road

There are a number of additional street closures on the west side of the City of Madison.

Those with damage are being asked to call 2-1-1.

Additional updates will be issued this morning.

6 AM Flooding Update – Dane County Emergency Management

Morning commuters, especially in western Dane County are encouraged to use extreme caution driving this morning.

Significant flooding is ongoing in the Black Earth, Mazomanie, and Cross Plains areas! Water remains over a number of roads and dozens of water rescues were performed by emergency responders overnight.

Reverse 911 is being used to encourage residents of Mazomanie – east of Bridge Street and north of Hudson to evacuate immediately. A temporary shelter has been established at the Mazomanie Village Hall/Fire Station. Black Earth Creek continues to rise and has already surpassed its previous record high level. The Highway 14 bridge over Black Earth Creek is reported to be damaged/washed out.

Please avoid this area!

A number of city, county, state, and town roads remain closed because of last evening’s records rains:

*Hwy 92 from County Highway A to County Highway U

*Hwy 14 from the Beltline west to Highway 78

*Highway 19 from Highway 12 to Highway 78

*Highway 78 from Highways 19 to 14

*Highway 78 from County Highway A south to Green County Highway H

*County Highway P from Hwy K to Hwy 14 and Hwy S to Hwy 14

*Highway 69 at Chalet Road

*Highway 151 at Beet Road

*Highway F from Highway 19 to Highway 14

*Highway KP from Black Earth to Cross Plains

*Highway Z from E to Hwy 78

*Highway J from Old Military Road to P

*Highway G from S to Marsh Lane

*Greenway Cross Off Ramps from Beltline

5 AM Flooding Update – Dane County Emergency Management

Rains in western Dane County broke a Wisconsin state record for heaviest amount to fall in a 24 hour period.

Black Earth Creek is flooding and has hit a new record high flood stage. Evacuations along the creek are underway in the Villages of Black Earth, Cross Plains, and Mazomanie. Black Earth residents are going to Heights Lutheran Church while residents in Mazomanie and Cross Plains are going to their community’s respective fire stations.

Local first responders were called to dozens of water rescues from people trapped in vehicles overnight. If you come across a road with water please turn around and don’t drown – it can be difficult to tell how deep the water is and how quickly it’s moving.

A number of city, county, state, and town roads remain closed because of last evening’s records rains.

*Hwy 92 from County Highway A to County Highway U

*Hwy 14 from the Beltline west to Highway 78

*Highway 19 from Highway 12 to Highway 78

*Highway 78 from Highways 19 to 14

*Highway 78 from County Highway A south to Green County Highway H

*County Highway P from Hwy K to Hwy 14 and Hwy S to Hwy 14

*Highway 69 at Chalet Road

*Highway 151 at Beet Road

*Highway F from Highway 19 to Highway 14

*Highway KP from Black Earth to Cross Plains

*Highway Z from E to Hwy 78

*Highway J from Old Military Road to P

*Highway G from S to Marsh Lane

*Greenway Cross Off Ramps from Beltline

 

 

 


Absentee Voting for November 6, 2018 General Election

 

Any qualified elector (U.S. citizen, 18 years of age, who has resided in the district in which he or she intends to vote for at least 10 days) who registers to vote is eligible to request an absentee ballot.  Under Wisconsin law, voters do not need a reason or excuse, such as being out of town on Election Day, to vote absentee.  Any voter who prefers to vote by absentee ballot may request one.  You have several options for requesting an absentee ballot and casting your vote.

Ballots should be available the end of September or beginning of October for absentee voting.  Please contact Clerk Bigler at 424-3848 for an appointment.  To avoid long waits, do not wait until the last week to absentee vote.  You must provide Proof of ID before you can receive a ballot. 

Go to myvote.wi.gov for more info.

The last date to request a absentee ballot to be mailed to you is “no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday before the election”  However, please keep in mind new postal policies has mail taking 5-10 days one way and ballots have to be at the polling place before 8:00 p.m. on election day.  Also, Tuesdays are now know as “No Mail Tuesdays”.  “For those that may not have heard of no-mail Tuesday, it relates to how, for the most part, Tuesday’s mail usually only contains 3rd class items, or ‘junk’ mail. All your newspaper fliers, catalogs and ads. This is because the Post Office no long sorts any mail on Sundays. So, on Monday, the mail you get is what was sorted on Saturday. Since nothing is sorted on Sunday, there is no mail of significance usually on Tuesday’s” from WMCA June newsletter.

You can also vote absentee at your local municipal clerk’s office.  If you apply for an absentee ballot in your municipal clerk’s office, or another designated location for in-person absentee voting, you will vote your ballot immediately in the clerk’s office, seal your ballot in the proper envelope, and return it to a member of the clerk’s staff.  No ballots may be taken out of the clerk’s office.

You will need to show your acceptable photo ID for voting when voting by in-person absentee ballot.  More information about acceptable photo IDs can be found at www.bringit.wi.gov

For more information, please contact your local Clerk or go to www.elections.wi.gov for more information.