2016 MHJAFD Building Proposal and Referendum

The Mount Horeb Joint Area Fire Department has proposed construction of a facility to be shared with the Mount Horeb Police Department.  The architect for this project has put together a flier outlining key points, to be mailed out the week of September 26th.  Unfortunately, the Primrose Clerk originally provided incorrect information for the expected cost to property owners due to this financial obligation by the Town, and then was unable to edit the flier before it went to press, as expected.

The expected tax increase for a $100,000 property would be $12.63 per year (not $37.03) .  For a $300,000 property it would be $37.88.  These amounts are due to repayment of a fixed-rate loan through the USDA with a loan term of 40 years.

All interested parties are encouraged to attend the October 3rd Board of Supervisor’s Meeting.  This meeting starts at 7:30pm.  This item is first on the agenda.

The referendum for this project will be on the November 8, 2016 ballot.

Flier: mhaps_11-x-17-mailer-final

More Information: mhapsb_for-more-information-flyer

October Board of Supervisor’s Meeting

The October 2016 Primrose Board of Supervisor’s meeting will take place at 8468 County Road A, Verona Wi, on Monday, October 3rd, 2016 at 7:30pm. PLEASE NOTE:  This meeting is scheduled earlier to accommodate an informational discussion led by Jenny Minter regarding the Mount Horeb Joint Area Fire Department project and referendum.  The agenda for this meeting is posted below and at the Town Hall, Mount Vernon Auto, Primrose Church, and on the voice recording (accessible at 608-832-6660).

(Further information on the MHJAFD project and referendum is on a dedicated post on this website, and will be updated as information continues to be available.)



Town of Primrose Budget Workshop and Hearing


The Primrose 2016 Budget workshop will be held at the Town Hall on Tuesday November 1st at 8pm.  Please note date change, as public notice was not published in the local newspapers.

The Budget Hearing will be held on Tuesday November 15th at 8pm.

All interested parties are encouraged to attend.  The agenda and minutes for both meetings will be posted here as they come available.


Invasive Species and Right-of-Way Mowing


Brant Thompson, the current Patrolman, will mow in the spring as soon as it is dry enough, in the summer between June 1st and July 15th, and in the fall.

With the wet conditions this summer, everything is growing at a phenomenal rate.  The  Patrolman has gotten done the summer mowing, and is moving into fall mowing.  He will need to mow as far back as possible to control snow drifts this winter.

Because of the new problem of invasive plant species, the Town is exploring ways to reduce seed distribution.  Primary control is to not mow after July 15th, but to mow extensively before that, just before seeds are set.  A wider mowing path will need to be done in the summer as well as fall.  As the seeds of most of these plants are viable for several years, this will be a long-term project.

Other methods of control include cleaning mowers between areas that are “invaded” and those that are not.  Farmers and landowners are encouraged to follow the mowing guidelines as well.  DNR recommendations are outlined in the following two charts:



If you have further questions, please call me at 608-318-4440, clerk@townofprimrose.com.

Ruth Hansen, Clerk


Site Visit for Wifi Tower Sept. 6th


The Town of Primrose Planning Commission will hold a site visit on Stoll parcel 0507-204-8000-4, 700’ west of 685 Norland Road at 5pm on Tuesday, September 6th, 2016.

The purpose of this meeting is to review development plans in regard to a proposed 300-foot tall wifi tower on this parcel.

This is a public meeting.  All interested parties are invited to attend.