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.
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. Track your ballot by visiting MyVote.wi.gov. If tracking on MyVote does not show that your ballot was received by November 3, 2020, please call the Town Hall at (608) 838-1081. Ballots not received by 8 PM on Election Day, November 3, 2020, will not be counted.
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
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.
Wisconsin Election Commission Mailer - 9/2/2020 Update
The Wisconsin Election Commission has just mailed over 2 million absentee ballot request forms to registered voters statewide. This mailer may cause some confusion for people who have already requested an absentee ballot to be mailed to them since the mailing list of voters was generated, by necessity, months ago. Therefore, there will be voters who will receive the mailer who have already requested an absentee ballot. Voters should check MyVote.wi.gov to review their application status.
If you have not previously requested an absentee ballot but would still like to, please do so as soon as possible. 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. Voters can also go directly to myvote.wi.gov to request a ballot online.
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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