News and Announcements

Friends of the Library Cookie Walk and Visit with Santa

Mount Horeb Public Library, 105 Perimeter Road, Mount Horeb

December 2, 9am-11am

The Friends of the Library’s 21st Annual Cookie Walk will be held in the reading room of the Mount Horeb Public Library. The event starts at 9:00 a.m. and goes until the cookies are sold out. Come early- most cookies are sold in the first hour! Please take the time to stop by and purchase cookies for your upcoming holiday gatherings. Cookies will be sold for $10.00 per pound.

Visit Santa and get your children’s photo taken with him when he arrives at 10:00 a.m. in the children’s area.

Jultre Fest

Mount Horeb Community Center, 107 N. Grove Street, Mount Horeb

December 2, 5:30pm - 9:00pm
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Join the members of Vennelag, 5-513, for their annual Christmas celebration. To be held on Saturday evening, December 2, 2017, the celebration begins with appetizers and punch at 5:30. A potluck meal will be shared at 6:15 PM. Arrive early to claim prime seating!

The evening’s entertainment will be provided by Allen and Roxanne Fauque who will share a jazzy selection of Christmas music! For the little ones, a magician will perform tricks. The highlight of the for the children will be a visit from the Julenisse or Santa! He will bring a gift for all. You may register your family by contacting Lodge President, Cheryl Wille-Schlesser: rogrcher@mhtc.net by November 29th. Please indicate the number of youngsters under 12 years of age. VELKOMMEN Welcome OG GOD JUL (Welcome and Merry Christmas!

 

Land Use Plan

The 2017 Town of Blue Mounds Comprehensive Land Use Plan is now available. Click here to read or download.

USDA Funding Available to Help Low-Income Individuals and Families Buy or Repair Homes

USDA Rural Development has funding available for very low and low-income individuals and families seeking to purchase or repair a home in a rural area.

“Safe, affordable housing and the availability of credit are key to the growth and prosperity of rural communities,” said Acting State Director, Dave Schwobe. “USDA Rural Housing Programs have provided stability and opportunity for over 60 years and we value what we have accomplished.” Find out more

Announcement of Passage of Ordinances and Resolution

The Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on Monday, January 30, 2017. They passed the following Resolutions and Ordinances leading up to the Public Vote at the Annual Meeting on whether or not the Town should Opt Out of Dane County Zoning beginning January 1, 2018.

You may read the Resolutions and Ordinances by clicking on these links:

Resolution #2017-2 Adopting Official Town Map

Ordinance #16 Adopting the Dane Towns’ Zoning Code

Ordinance #17 Amending and Readopting the Comprehensive Plan

Questions may be directed to 608-437-8722.

 

Driveway Standards for Emergency Vehicles

Please see this important notice from the Mount Horeb Area Joint Fire Department regarding the width, weight and clearance necessary to accommodate emergency vehicles such as fire and EMS apparatus.

Mailbox Policy

All new mailboxes should be set back 18” face to road edge. The town would provide gravel to make a path for the mailman to get to the box. Present boxes would be grandfathered but if replaced should comply with this rule.

Dennis also reported that when the plow hits a mailbox, not the snow coming off the plow, the township should pay for it, perhaps a limited amount. Dan Peterson moved that if the plow hits the mailbox the town should pay for it up to $30. D C Harned seconded. Motion passed unanimously. (From the 2007 Annual Meeting)

Town Road Issues

Contact Charlie Hankel at Town Garage, 608-437-8722, for any town road issues.


Town Hall Address: 10566 Blue Vista Rd, Blue Mounds, WI 53517
Location, 2.5 mi West of Mount Horeb, just off HWY ID
Town Hall Phone 608-437-8722

Clerk’s Phone 608-437-8722
Fax 608-437-8727
Email: townofbluemounds@gmail.com