Government

Arena board member withdraws charges against Village President

The Arena Village Board held a meeting last Sunday afternoon to solve problems plaguing the village and set future events back on an even keel.  The only board member who was unable to attend the weekend meeting was Jessica Voight.

Mazomanie talks budget, construction

The 2020 budget was a main topic of discussion at the Mazomanie board meeting on Sept. 24.

Prairie du Sac to increase cyber security

Prairie du Sac Village administrator Alan Wildman said there wasn’t a lot of change from 2019 to 2020 with the public works and utilities portion of the village’s annual budget, but one line item in the village’s general administrative budget stood out for showing a 400 percent increase over last year: computer system maintenance.

Sauk City Village Board approves financing for library renovations

The George Culver Community Library will get a new facelift after the Sauk City Village board approved the financing for the renovations at the board meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019.

Town of Vermont to purchase new voting machine, holds on to liquor license

A new voting machine and additional election inspectors are on the horizon for the Town of Vermont.

At the town’s monthly meeting in September, town clerk Katie Zelle and town chair Karen Carlock led the board through a listing of initial expenditures predicted for the 2020 annual operating budget.

Sauk County Board supports federal background checks for firearms

The Sauk County Board of Supervisors has agreed to send a message to federal leaders regarding background checks for gun buyers.

Town of Mazo NWDSS contribution exceeds amount requested

Paulette Glunn, executive director of Northwest Dane Senior Services, incorrectly stated the contributions for the village and town of Mazomanie at the Sept. 7 village of Black Earth meeting.

Sauk City plans on $700,000 remodel of village hall

The Sauk City village board reviewed a proposed $700,000 remodel of the village hall, and denied the Village Pub a special permit to play music outdoors until 11 p.m. on Sept. 28. A neighbor had complained about the music. Carter Arndt, architect with MSA, talked to board about the remodel of the village hall during the September 10 meeting.

Village of Mazo asked to address stormwater flooding on Walter Road

Flooding of a different sort was a topic of conversation at the village of Mazomanie board meeting on Sept. 10. James LeVoy, owner of property located at 406 Walter Road, asked the village to address flooding in the parking lot.

Pay your Black Earth bills fast Use the Village Hall dropbox


The Black Earth Utilities Clerk would like you to know that local mail can take up to five days or more for us to receive. Did you know that we have a dropbox that is accessible to the public 24 hours a day? Utility bills are due on the 21st of each month and will be considered past due if we have not received your check or payment by that day. The dropbox is located at the Village Hall on the right side of the doors (opposite of the Library’s book return). Payments are collected at 8 a.m. each morning. Payments placed in the box after 8 a.m. will be collected and posted the following workday except on the 21st which shall be checked once in the morning and again in the afternoon.

The Black Earth Utilities Clerk would like you to know that local mail can take up to five days or more for us to receive. Did you know that we have a dropbox that is accessible to the public 24 hours a day?

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