Welcome to the Town of Dunn

Town of Dunn Pumpkin Fest

October 13th from 4 pm to 6 pm

The Town of Dunn will be holding a Pumpkin Fest on Saturday, October 13th from 4 pm to 6 pm. We will have pumpkins available (until we run out) for people to carve or paint, along with crafts for little kids. Cider and s'mores will be available as well. The event will be held outside the Town Hall, or inside our Highway Garage if it rains (the fire for the s'mores will be canceled if raining). Come meet residents and share in this fun family event!

Dane County Drainage Board Meeting


 Drainage Districts 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16, 21, 22, 25, 27, 28 and 29

 The Dane County Drainage District Board has scheduled a public hearing to discuss the agenda items listed below.

Date/Time:      October 25, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Location:          Bristol Town Hall, 7747 County Road N, Sun Prairie, WI

 You have the right to inspect project documents related to any agenda item before the public hearing.  The project documents are available upon request.

 If you have any questions prior to the meeting please contact one of the following board members:  Scott Ringelstetter at (608) 347-4159 or scott@ringelstetter.net, Paul Maly at (608) 695-1623 or spdrainage@gmail.com, or Leonard Massie at (608) 512-7372 or lrmassie@wisc.edu OR Attorney John C. Mitby at 608-575-4077 or jmitby@hurleyburish.com.


 Call to order.

  1. Review/approve minutes of June 25, 2018 meeting.
  2. Review/approve minutes of August 7, 2018 District 4 meeting.
  3. Assessments needed/issues:
    1. District 7 – approximately $25,000-30,000 to replace bridge on Ziegler field with culvert;
    2. District 9 assessment to pay back $5,200 (plus interest) to District 22;
    3. District 10 – work to be done, timeline and estimate (approximately $5,000);
    4. District 16 –$30,000-35,000 assessment for installation of drain tubing lateral outlet to main ditch and replacement of drain tile outlet to lateral 4;
    5. District 22 – work to be done, timeline and estimate. May repair ditch bank; and
    6. District 25 - work to be done, timeline and estimate as to costs.
  4. District 4: Replacement of tile main and laterals - if moving forward with improvements, need:
    1. Results of survey and district member input; and
    2. Engineering report.
  5. Approve and finalize any area of any of the districts where 20-foot corridor needs to be increased to 100 feet.
  6. Districts 8/9:
    1. Status of Creek Haven project;
    2. Status of contractor’s offer to do work on District #8;
    3. Report from engineer as to work to be done in District #8;
    4. Discuss doing work in stages and prioritize; and
    5. Need to request bids for project.
  7. Sun Prairie and Sun Prairie treatment plant:
    1. Assessment proposed to Sun Prairie for treatment plant use (of the 9,700 acre drainage area in District 9, roughly 5,621 acres are in City of Sun Prairie); and
    2. Need drainage areas and District 8 boundaries to estimate work, time and assessment
  8. Public comments
  9. Adjourn

At the conclusion of any hearing on assessments, the district board will determine the amount of any levy or assessment, when such assessment is due and payable, interest rate to be charged after the assessment due date, and the lands or owners thereof that are to be assessed benefits in accordance with Chapter 88 of the Wisconsin Statutes. 

 The district board may also decide whether to borrow money based upon any assessment levied, to award any contract for part or all of the work, and to award or approve any contract for engineering or other professional fees.

 The Board may also establish a fund for the payment of costs of maintenance and repair and levy an additional assessment in an equitable manner under Section 88.23, Wis. Stats.

 All objections to the jurisdiction of the drainage board, or to the sufficiency or legality of any petition, report, or assessment, or to the equity of meeting and/or any assessment or award of damages shall be filed with the drainage board in writing before the hearing; such objections shall be set forth clearly and in detail. 

        This meeting/hearing is pursuant to sections 88.05 and 88.23(1) of the Wisconsin Statutes and ATCP 48.02(1), 48.22, and 48.24 Wis. Administrative Code.


Scott Ringelstetter, Chair

Leonard Massie, Secretary

Paul Maly, Board Member

Sand Drop Off Locations

Proper disposal of sand used for sand bagging is important due to possibility of contaminates from floodwaters. Please DO NOT dump sand bags in lakes or other locations around the Town.

Bags MUST BE EMPTIED and bags thrown in the trash. The Town will remove sand from these locations and properly dispose of the sand.

Drop Off Locations:

  1. Goodland Park
  2. The Town Hall
  3. The turnaround at the end of Crescent Road
  4. The turnaround at Jordan Drive

Stay Up To Date on the Dane County Flood

The following website provides updates for residents on the flooding from the recent rains. Click here for current conditions, resources, and to sign up for emergency alerts.

A Greater Madison Vision

Help develop a shared vision for our region! A Greater Madison Vision is a regional effort to create a plan for successful growth and development as change occurs over the next few decades. Your input will help local leaders shape a plan for the area’s future and guide public and private decisions about growth occurs.

Take this Brief Survey

The survey takes approximately 10 minutes and shows four possible futures for the area.

Information on Private Wells Inundated with Flooding

Due to the recent heavy rains and flooding, there could be a concern that waters could enter private wells on certain properties.  The DNR has more information about floodwaters compromising wells by clicking here.  If you think that your well is affected by floodwaters, or it is an older well, it is recommended that you use bottled water until the issue is resolved.

Additional information about free well water testing kits and where to pick up these kits can be found by clicking here

Sale of 4423 Goodland Park Road Property

The property at 4423 Goodland Park Road is listed for sale with Realtor Hiam Garner.  Please contact Mr. Garner at garnerh@firstweber.com or 608-576-5215 with questions regarding the property or to make an offer.

Background information about the property can be found below.

Picture and Map of Property

Final Closure Letter

Phase II Environmental Report

Phase I Environmental Report

Access Dane Property Webpage

Dane County Zoning B-1 Fact Sheet

Meadowview Drainage Information

 Meadowview Topographic Map

History of Meadowview Drainage

Town and Country Engineering Letter Re Meadowview Area Drainage June 5 2000

Town and Country Engineering Letter Re Meadowview Area Drainage May 18 2001

Meadowview Drainage Easement

Blue-green Algae and Aquatic Plant Cutting on Lake Kegonsa

Blue-green Algae has been spotted at a couple of points on Lake Kegonsa.  To see locations of these algae reports, please click on this map.

For more information about Blue-green Algae and the County's efforts to cut plants in Lake Kegonsa, please click here for a report from Friends of Lake Kegonsa.

Curbside Recycling Pickup Information

A lot of non-recyclable materials are ending up in recycling bins.  Please be sure that you are only putting approved recyclables in your recycling cart.  For more information on what you can do to help, please click here.

Town of Dunn Calendar

We are working on a calendar featuring photos that highlight the best things about living in our unique and beautiful town. Twelve or more selected photos will be included and the calendar will be sold as a fundraiser for preserving open space.  A complimentary calendar will be provided to each person contributing a photo that is selected for this project. 

Photo images may show any season or time period. Subjects may include outdoor activities of all kinds, nature, architecture, agriculture, wildlife, landscape, water, people, and any other photos taken in the town. A photo will be selected for each month of the calendar plus front and back cover images. We will include a “Photo by (name)” line to give credit to contributors. Each person may submit up to 24 images.

How to submit your photos:

Step 1) Attach up to three high-resolution photos to an email message with the subject line “Photo entry by (your name)” and send to:  townhall@town.dunn.wi.us  Repeat if you wish to submit more than 3 images. If images are too large, you may have to send them individually. In your message, we would love to hear about where and when the photos were taken.

Step 2) Fill out a Photo Permission Form, by clicking here.  Permission may be needed from people featured in photos (if any) that are selected for publication.

Step 3) If your photo(s) are selected you will be notified by email and we may ask for additional information at that time. Your complimentary copy of the finished calendar will be available at the Town Hall by December.

Submit photos from April through September 30, 2018.

Leaf Pick Up Ordinance

Below is an ordinance regarding a new leaf pick up program in the Town of Dunn.  The ordinance was approved at the Town Board meeting on October 16th at 7 pm.

Leaf Pick Up Ordinance 

Highway 51 Update

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:

General Project Map

Detailed Maps

Information about the Project

Boards' Commissions, Agendas, Minutes

Take a look at the Town's new webpage for posting its various boards' and commissions' agendas and minutes. You can also view documents related to the upcoming meeting on this site. In addition, you can sign up for meeting notifications. We hope you find this site useful for following the governmental activities taking place in the Town!

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Shared Table Free Community Meals

Held weekly on Thursdays at the Family Life Center of McFarland Lutheran Church on the corner of Marsh Rd and CTH MN (Broadhead Street). Doors open at 5:00 PM and meals are served from 5pm to 6pm. Download the brochure.

Town Hall Hours

Monday - Friday | 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

When schools close the Town Hall may close to reduce traffic and support snow removal. Call ahead if you are in doubt.

  • Phone: 608-838-1081
  • Fax: 608-838-1085