Results of Nominating Caucus

At the Town Caucus held Saturday, January 16, 2020, the following slate of candidates was nominated:

Chair:  Roger Hodel

First Supervisor:  Randy Francois

Second Supervisor:  Dan Palmer

Constable:  Jack Everson

All candidates have accepted their nominations.  All candidates are the current incumbents.

No Land Use Committee meeting in January 2021

No applications have been received, so there will not be a Land Use Committee meeting in January.  Next scheduled meeting is February 22, 2021, with applications due by February 8, 2021.

Absentee voting in 2021

There are two elections coming up this year.  The first is on February 16th – we have primaries for the Superintendent of Public Instruction, and for the Belleville and Oregon School Boards.  If you wish to vote absentee, you need to apply for an absentee ballot; last year’s applications, except for indefinitely confined voters, do not carry over.  If you already have your ID on file, the process is very simple – just go to and apply.  If your ID is not on file, the only complication is that you need to upload a copy of your Wisconsin ID or driver’s license.  

In person absentee voting will start on February 2, with the normal hours as at the 2020 elections – no appointment necessary if you can come in between 10 a.m. and noon, or between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.  Otherwise, call, text or e-mail for an appointment.  608-424-3848;

Anticipated Meeting and Election dates for 2021

This is the current schedule for town meetings and election activities this year.  Please always double check before attending – these dates may change.

Notice of Town Caucus – At Town Hall Saturday, January 16, 2021, at 1:00 p.m.

Town of Montrose

1341 Diane Avenue

Belleville WI 53508





Notice is hereby given that a Town Caucus for the purpose of nominating candidates to appear on the spring election ballot for the below listed offices will be held Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 1 p.m. at the Montrose Town Hall Meeting Room at 1341 Diane Avenue, Belleville Wisconsin


                       Office                              Incumbent

          Town Chairperson                    Roger C. Hodel

          Town First Supervisor              Randle Francois

          Town Second Supervisor          Daniel P. Palmer

          Town Constable                       John J. Everson


Notice is further given that at an election to be held in the Town of Montrose on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, the above listed offices will be selected.  All offices are for two-year terms.


In the future notice of the caucus will be made exclusively by posting, not by publication.

Real Estate Tax bill payment changes

Today, December 17, 2020, real estate tax bills for the Town of Montrose should be in the mail.  Because of COVID 19, and our desire to keep everyone as safe as possible, there will be no in person payment of bills at the Town Hall.  Payments can be mailed, or dropped off at the Town Hall either through the office door slot or into the lock box on the side of the building.  We do regret having to abandon our normal practice.  More detailed information is on the insert being mailed with the bills. 

No Land Use Committee meeting in December 2020

The Town of Montrose did not receive any applications for consideration by the Land Use Committee during the past month.  The December monthly meeting which had been scheduled for December 28, 2020, is cancelled.

Town Caucus set for January 16, 2021

On Saturday, January 16, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. the Town of Montrose will hold its biennial caucus to select candidates for the offices of Town Chair (1), Town Supervisor (2), and Town Constable (1).  The caucus will be at the Town Hall.

Trash dumped on Sayles Trail

If you have any infomation about trash dumped on Sayles Trail sometime between Monday, November 9 and Monday, November 16, 2020 (in the vicinity of the 1400 numbers on Sayles Trail), please let us know.  We have to pay contractors to clean up this type of improper dumping, and are seeking to discourage the practice.  Info can be provided to or 608-424-3848.  

Final November 3, 2020 election statistics

The Town of Montrose had a 92.9 % turnout of registered voters at the general election on November 3, 2020. 

The numbers:  808 registered before election day, 35 registered on election day – total of 843.  A total of 783 people voted. In person voters – 313; absentee voters – 452.  Of the absentee voters, 157 voted in-person absentee in the two weeks before the election. 

You can now check the status of your voter participation at