In response to the current COVID-19 situation and in accordance with recommendations from Dane County Public Health, social distancing measures are being practiced. Our foremost priority is to protect the health and safety of the Town of Dunn’s residents and employees from coronavirus.
Town services are happening in new ways. Whenever possible, we will assist by email, phone, conference call, or online video meetings. The Town has a drop off/pick-up window for the exchange of documents and signatures that are available by appointment. Please call ahead or contact the appropriate staff member by email: staff contact list.
We appreciate your support and understanding during this time.
Requesting an Absentee Ballot: For those who wish to receive a ballot by mail, please MyVote.wi.gov to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you. You can also view what is on your ballot, view your absentee ballot request status, or find your polling place by visiting the MyVote.wi.gov site. Requests are processed daily. Voters should not wait since the US Postal system has indicated voters should expect 2-5 days for the delivery of first-class mail. In order for the application to be processed and a ballot sent and returned it is important to begin the process and return the ballot as soon as possible.
Return your ballot early using the Town of Dunn Drop Boxes: If you choose to drop off your ballot instead of mailing it, a secure drop box is located next to the mailbox at the Town Hall at 4156 County Road B. Enter the parking lot on Keenan Road. A second drop box is located near the front door of the Town Hall. Do not use drop boxes in Madison or in other municipalities. Ballots not received by 8 PM on Election Day, November 3, 2020, will not be counted.
Wondering if the Town Has Received Your Ballot? Visit MyVote.wi.gov and click on “Track My Ballot.” Enter your name and date of birth. Next, select “View My Request.” If the status is “Completed Absentee Ballot Received!” the Town has received your ballot and nothing further is required. If the status is “Please contact your clerk to resolve an issue with your ballot” contact the Town Hall promptly. If you do not have an electronic device to track your ballot, you may call the Town during early voting hours or on Election Day to verify your ballot has been received. The status of ballots received up to that moment can be verified. If your ballot has not been received, you have the option to come to the polls and vote curbside or in-person on Election Day.
Early Voting: Early Voting will be available in the Town Hall parking lot on the following days:
Drop-In Hours: Tuesday, October 20th - Saturday, October 24th: 12 PM to 4 PM
Drop-In Hours: Monday, October 26th - Friday, October 30th: 12 PM to 4 PM
By Appointment: Thursday, October 29th and Friday, October 30th: 4 PM to 6 PM
By Appointment: Saturday, October 31st: 9 AM to 12 PM (early voting only, no voter registration)
Appointments ONLY for those who cannot vote at the above times. Please call (608) 838-1081 to schedule an appointment.
Voting on Election Day: The polls will be open on Election Day between the hours of 7:00 AM and 8:00 PM.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town is hosting the Fall Event and Arbor day in a new way! In lieu of these community get-togethers, and in order to promote environmental stewardship and the planting of trees, the Town will be hosting a free tree pickup at the Town Hall Parking Lot on Saturday, October 17th from 4 PM to 5 PM. There is no need to leave your car! Volunteers will hand out small, bare-root oak trees to people as they drive-thru. We hope you are able to attend this event! The Town Park Commission looks forward to when we can host the traditional Arbor Day and the Fall Event again!
There will no longer be any curbside pickup of leaves for the Waubesa locations because funding for the pilot program has ended. Friends of Lake Kegonsa (FOLKS) is sponsoring the continued curbside pick-up for the Kegonsa area.
For the Kegonsa Area Only: Curbside pick-up will occur on the weekends of November 13-15th and November 27-29th. Leaves should be in your yard ready to be picked up by noon on Friday of these weekends. Only one pass through the route will be made. Kegonsa Addresses Eligible for Curbside Pick-Up
The Town has added 6 new centralized leaf drop-off sites that are available 24/7 to any and all Town residents during the months of October and November or until the first significant snowfall. For more information or to view maps of the drop off site locations, please view the leaf management page by clicking here.
As a reminder, burning leaves is prohibited in leaf management areas.
If you choose to pay your 2019 real estate taxes in two installments, the second installment due date is July 31, and payment is made to the Dane County Treasurer, which has not changed. (Dane County Treasurer: P.O. Box 1299, Madison, WI 53701-1299). However, in response to COVID-19, the Town of Dunn, together with other municipalities in Dane County, adopted a Resolution allowing the County Treasurer to temporarily waive interest and penalty for tax installments due after April 1, 2020. The County can waive interest and penalty until October 1, 2020. This means that the Town of Dunn property owners who make their second installment payment after the July 31 deadline will not be assessed penalty or interest until October 1, 2020.
Need a Copy of Your Tax Bill or a Tax Payment Receipt?
1. Visit AccessDane at accessdane.countyofdane.com
2. Search for your property on AccessDane. Under the photo of your property, you will see a blue bar labeled “Tax Information.”
3. Print a copy of your tax bill: Click on the “E-Bill” button below the blue bar to open a PDF copy of your tax bill.
4. Print a copy of your tax receipt: Scroll down below the “Tax Information” button and click on click on the “E-Receipt” which is located to the right of the E-Bill button.
The Town of Dunn pier located off of Quam Drive cannot be installed at this time as two of the main support and stabilizing pipes have been taken. These are specialized pieces specifically made for this pier. Any information on their whereabouts would be greatly appreciated.
It seems unlikely the pier will be installed this year. While we understand this is an inconvenience, there are 3 alternative launches on Lake Kegonsa that are available to use - Fish Camp, Pleasant Springs, and Lake Kegonsa State Park.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are conducting the US 51 Corridor Study, from 1-39/90 to US 12/18 (Stoughton to McFarland), to evaluate alternatives that will improve safety, pavement condition, and congestion along the corridor and address the needs of bicyclists and pedestrians where feasible. Please click here to view recent key decision points and upcoming milestones.
The Wisconsin DOT recently selected "Alternative H" as the preferred alternative for the HWY 51 project. More information about this alternative can be found below:
For more information, please contact Jeff Berens, WisDOT Project Manager, at (608) 245-2656 or at Jeff.Berens@dot.wi.gov
Due COVID-19, visits to the Town Hall shall be by appointment only until further notice.
Staff members are available to assist by email or phone
Monday - Friday, between the hours of 8 AM and 4 PM.
Staff contact list
The Town Hall is CLOSED on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day after, Christmas Eve Day, and Christmas Day.
In addition to these holiday closures, the Town Hall may close when schools close due to snowfall in order to reduce traffic and support snow removal. Call if you are in doubt.
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