Most of us have forgotten to lock our car, or accidentally left the garage door open overnight or even discovered in the morning that the front door was unlocked overnight at least once.
Theft is a preventable crime of opportunity that can happen in an instant. Taking the following simple steps can prevent you from becoming a victim. Law enforcement agencies across the nation are asking people to develop this habit for protecting property from theft, and protecting your home from intruders.
1. Check vehicles to insure you've removed all valuables, that the doors are locked, and your garage doors are secured.
2. Walk around inside your home and lock and secure all doors and windows.
3. Turn on outside lights.
4. Report any suspicious activity.
Dane County Sheriff's Office
Non-emergency dispatch: (608) 266-4948
Madison, WI. October 4, 2019 – Dane County Sheriff’s deputies responded to two home invasions overnight.
The first occurred at approximately 2:25 am on CTH TT in the town of York, when suspects entered the home using keys they obtained from an unlocked vehicle. A purse and two sets of vehicle keys were taken from the home before the suspects fled. The property was later found in a stolen vehicle recovered in the City of Madison. That vehicle was stolen during an incident in Sun Prairie. In addition, multiple thefts from vehicles and homes in the Village of Marshall were reported overnight.
The second home invasion occurred on Powers Avenue in the town of Blooming Grove at approximately 4:45 am. The homeowner reported a suspect entered their residence through an unlocked front door and stole a cell phone. Again, other homes/apartments nearby, but within the City of Madison, were broken into around the same time.
The Sheriff’s Office cannot stress enough, the need for homeowners to be extremely diligent about securing their homes and vehicles. This is a large and organized group of criminals that are becoming increasingly brazen. They are swarming entire neighborhoods in search of easy targets. No area/neighborhood is considered off limits. In several recent burglaries throughout the county, firearms have been stolen and there is a high likelihood that some of these thieves may be armed. In addition to locking homes and vehicles, we encourage citizens to keep their outdoor lights on throughout the night and do not leave valuables like wallets, purses and car keys where they are easily accessible.
Law enforcement is also asking for the public’s help in catching the perpetrators. If you see or hear suspicious activity in your neighborhood, call 911 immediately. For those with home video systems like a Ring doorbell or other home security system, save and share anything suspicious or concerning with your local authorities.
Contact: Elise Schaffer, PIO
Phone: (608) 284-6142
With the recent rainfall, all Madison lakes have increased in water levels and remain above summer maximum targets. Due to high water, pier owners are encouraged to raise, fasten, or remove pier sections to prevent them from floating away. Lake Waubesa is now under slow no wake restrictions.
With additional rain in the forecast, sand and sandbags are now available at the Town Hall for Town residents. Residents must bring their own shovel and bag their own sandbags. Sand is to be used for sand-bagging purposes only and only to protect primary residences.
To monitor lake levels, please visit https://lwrd.countyofdane.com/Lake-Levels
Sanitary District 3 will be holding a public meeting to discuss updates to the capitol improvement plan.
Since the informational meeting held June 2, 2016, commissioners along with Mead & Hunt have completed the assessment of the full system built in the 1970’s. Based on assessment findings, the commissioners opted to be proactive in the repairs needed to mitigate residential and environmental impact. Please plan to attend the public meeting for final details and impacted areas of the project scope prior to bidding later this year.
Public Meeting Information:
Thursday, November 7th, 2019
Dunn Town Hall
4156 County Road B,
McFarland, WI 53534
Presentation By: Mead & Hunt and Sanitary District #3
Meeting Highlights: Findings of the assessment studies, final project scope and maps of the impacted areas, financial impact, and needed access to manholes on private property for construction projects.
Please email TDSSD3@gmail.com for more information.
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
Some people may believe that if a product clears their toilet bowl, it’s flushable. However, after flushing, wipes travel in the sewer fully intact where they combine with other items wipes and create solid blockages and potential sewer backups. Even brands that claim to be flushable create a problem.
For several years, Town of Dunn Sanitary Districts have incurred expensive sewer equipment repairs and have spent even more for sewer main clean-outs. Sewer clean-out companies have been continuously removing excessive amounts of wipes from the sewer systems. The costs and risks associated with repairs and clean-out are shared by Dunn residents living in areas with sewer service.
NEVER Flush These Clog Causing Items:
•'Flushable' baby wipes, facial cloths, paper towels, wipes of any kind, diapers, and sanitary pads.
•Hair, dental floss, cotton balls, swabs, make up sponges, condoms, cigarette butts, chewing gum, food items.
•Flushable cat litter and dried waste from the litter box.
•Fish, snakes, or other little critters.
•Medication, supplements, or drugs.
Save the Sewer, Put Wipes in the Trash, Not the Toilet!
Each year, for nearly 40 years, the Dane County Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission's annual art poster has showcased a different, talented local artist. This tradition lives on in 2019. Poster donations help support the Commission's mission and programs: fostering public participation, increasing access, and forging alliances in support of local arts, culture and history.
This year’s poster features, “Pleasant Valley Conservatory," Acrylic on Canvas, 30" x 40", by Karen Watson-Newlin.
The following Dane County framing shops are serving as poster distribution sites and in partnership with the Commission offering custom framing discounts for this year’s art poster: Monroe Street Framing (1901 Monroe Street, Madison (255-7330), Douglas Art & Framing (3238 University Avenue, Madison (441-9948), and Megan’s Custom Framing in Madison (1941 Winnebago Street, Madison (709-1322), and Meuer Art & Picture Frame Company in Middleton (8448 Old Sauk Road, Middleton (833-3337).
Dane County Art posters are available at the Town Hall for a suggested donation.
The Town of Dunn is in the process of updating its Land Division Ordinance to reflect the latest amendment to the Town's Comprehensive Plan. Please click here to view a copy of the draft Ordinance and here to see a copy of the draft land division regulations.
Monday - Friday | 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
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 ahead if you are in doubt.
©2019 Town of Dunn
All rights reserved.
4156 County Rd. B | McFarland, WI 53558
P: 608-838-1081 | F: 608-838-1085