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.

Julie L. Bigler

Town Clerk 608-424-3848

Montrose Election Results Nov 6 2018

Town of Montrose

November 6, 2018 General Election

Total Voters          662


Governor/Lieutenant Governor

Scott Walker/ Rebecca Kleefisch (Republican)        226

Tony Evers/Mandela Barnes (Democratic)               423

Phillip Anderson/Patrick Baird (Libertarian)                 4

Michael J. White/Tiffany Anderson (Wisconsin Green)   2

Maggie Turnbull/Wil Losch (Independent)      3

Arnie Enz/No Candidate (The Wisconsin Party)    1

write in   0

Attorney General

Brad Schimel (Republican)      245

Josh Kaul (Democratic)            404

Terry Larson (Constitution)          5

write in  0

Secretary of State

Jay Schroeder (Republican)   214

Doug La Follette (Democratic)    433

write in    0

State Treasurer

Travis Hartwig (Republican)     220

Sarah Godlewski (Democratic)   409

Andrew Zuelke (Constitution)    11

write in   0


United States Senator

Leah Vukmir (Republican)         211

Tammy Baldwin (Democratic)     447

write in   1

Representative in Congress, District 2

Mark Pocan (Democratic)     487

Write in   15


State Senator, District 27

Casey Helbach (Republican)   212

Jon B. Erpenbach (Democratic)   443

Write in   0

Representative to the Assembly, District 80

Sondy Pope (Democratic)   489

write in   13



David J. Mahoney (Democratic)   534

write in   9

Clerk of Circuit Court

Carlo Esqueda (Democratic)   474

write in   9



Should the state legislature protect residential property taxpayers by preventing commercial and manufacturing property owners from using tax loopholes to shift the tax burden to homeowners?

Yes   570

No       75

Should marijuana be legalized, taxed and regulated in the same manner as alcohol for adults 21 years of age or older?

Yes   445

No    211

School District


Shall the School District of New Glarus, Green and Dane Counties, Wisconsin be authorized to exceed the revenue limit specified in Section 121.91, Wisconsin Statutes, by $500,000 beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, for recurring purposes consisting of operational costs to maintain and grow instructional programs, staffing and facilities?

Yes   3

No    0


Shall the School District of New Glarus, Green and Dane Counties, Wisconsin be authorized to exceed the revenue limit specified in Section 121.91, Wisconsin Statutes, by $1,200,000 for the 2018-2019 school year, for the non-recurring purposes of purchasing land?

Yes   3

No    0


Shall the Oregon School District, Dane, Rock and Green Counties, Wisconsin be authorized to issue pursuant to Chapter 67 of the Wisconsin Statutes, general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $44,900,000 for the public purpose of paying the cost of a school building and improvement program consisting of construction, furnishing and equipping of a new elementary school; acquisition of sites for the new school and for future District facilities; and security improvements to District facilities?

Yes    9

No     8


Shall the Oregon School District, Dane, Rock and Green Counties, Wisconsin be authorized to exceed the revenue limit specified in Section 121.91, Wisconsin Statutes, by $2,118,487 per year starting in the 2020-2021 school year and thereafter for recurring purposes consisting of paying operation and maintenance expenses of the District including capital maintenance projects at District facilities, the cost of operating a new elementary school and District staffing costs?

Yes   8

No    9

FEMA Teams Deploy to Dane County Communities

Excerpt from Media Release from County of Dane Department of Emergency Management.  Contact Carrie Meier for more information.  608/266-5374 (Ref #201081023-#1) or contact Montrose Town Clerk at 608-424-3848

FEMA Teams Deploy to Assist with Registration

The FEMA Disaster Service Assistance Teams (DSA) will begin going door to door in flood/storm affected Dane County communities starting 10/23/2018.  The sole mission is to assist residents register with FEMA for disaster assistance.  They will begin in the Village of Mazomanie and move to other affected areas of Dane County………

Three ways to apply for FEMA funding:

1.     Call FEMA at 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA)

2.     Register online and click on “Enter your city and State or Zip Code to see if your area has been declared”

3.     When opened visit the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center.  This location will be heavily advertised once it is established.  The Disaster Recovery will be a location where people can interact face to face with FEMA and other available resources.  Monitor media and the County website for more information.

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 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

Paoli Bridge Update


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.



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

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,



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

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

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

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

Household Emergency Plan