Montrose News

To All Montrose Residents:

I want to thank all of you for the best municipality residents a clerk could have.  I have decided not to run for another term on April 2, 2019.  I am retiring and my last day will be April 16th which is the Annual Town Meeting.  I hope you will come and say, not goodbye, but rather see you later.  I have enjoyed serving you for the past 12 years.  Thank you and enjoy life.

Emergency Information

During the flooding the Town of Montrose experienced, I found it difficult to disperse emergency information to Montrose residents.  To help avoid this situation in the future, I am making the suggestion for you to sign up for updates.  Go to our website www.townofmontrose.com and click on the Subscribe to Updates tab.  This was suggested by a resident who received the notice about getting the free water test kits.  I sincerely hope you will think about this suggestion.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

Julie L. Bigler

Town Clerk 608-424-3848

Properly dispose of wreaths, trees or greenery due to elongate hemlock scale

This holiday season, Wisconsin was the inadvertent recipient of wreaths, swags, roping, select trees and other holiday greenery infested with an invasive species, elongate hemlock scale (EHS).  EHS is native to Asia and poses a threat to hemlock forests, as it feeds on 43 species of conifers.  Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) inspectors detected EHS and required stores to return or destroy infested greenery, but some had already been sold by several large chain stores.

DATCP and DNR staff are asking the public to dispose of infested greenery by bagging and land filling (or burning, where allowed) to prevent EHS from surviving to potentially establish here in WI.  Brown spots (the “scale”) on the underside of the needles are visible on the picture here.  Again, these materials should not be composted or put out for holiday tree collections.

For more information, go to:

https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Programs_Services/EHS.aspx

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/WIDATCP/bulletins/224bc33

 

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

 

REGULAR TOWN BOARD MEETINGS WILL BEGIN AT 7:00 P.M. ON THE FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH STARTING JUNE 7, 2016

You are invited to attend a public involvement meeting for the upcoming reconstruction of Highway 69 between County D and Valley Road in Dane County (see attached project location map). The meeting will be from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on April 13 at the Montrose Town Hall, 1341 Diane Ave, Belleville. WisDOT representatives will give a brief presentation starting at 6:00 p.m.

 

The reconstruction is designed to improve this section of Highway 69 to meet current standards and replace the deteriorating pavement. The purpose of this meeting is to present the current status of the project with emphasis given to the proposed right-of-way.  Construction is scheduled for 2020. WisDOT representatives will be available to discuss the proposed improvements in greater detail, gather feedback and address any questions or concerns you may have.

If you have any questions or concerns with the upcoming project or meeting, please contact me at (608) 245- 2674.

Sincerely,

Mahesh Shrestha

State Highway 69 Reconstruction

Construction is scheduled to take place summer of 2019.  During construction, the roadway will be closed to through traffic.  Access to residences and bisinesses throughout the corridor will be maintained.

The project begins near the intersection of County Road D in Belleville, WI and extends north approximately 8.56 miles to the intersection of Valley Road.

Project update/next steps-Project schedule

Public Information Meeting #1                April 13, 2015

Public Information Meeting #2                April 14, 2015

30% Plans                                              April 2015

Environmental Document                       November 2015

60% Preliminary Plans                           January 2016

Public Information Meeting #3                March 2016

90% Draft PS&E                                      August 2017

Final PS&E                                              May 2018

Construction                                            Summer 2019

Verona Area School District

The VASD has formed a committee to assess changes to its elementary and middle school attendance areas in anticipation of the new high school and other school building shifts for the 2020-2021 school year. Meetings for the committee are open to the public. You can follow the committee’s progress at its website: Attendance Area Advisory Committee

If you have any questions, feel free to reply to me by phone or e-mail.

Best wishes for 2019!

Colette Spranger, AICP

Assistant Planner, MDRoffers Consulting

(608) 395-4708

colette@mdroffers.com