News & Notices

April Election

Polls open at 7 a.m. and will be open until 8 p.m. at the Rome Town Hall on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Positions being voted on include:
names are in no particular order and are listed in order of their placement on the ballot

  • Town Chairman
    • Wayne Doc Johnson
    • Philip Alan McLaughlin
  • Town Supervisor (2)
    • Jerry Wiessinger
    • John D. Haugen
    • Dan Gohmann
    • Bob Radder
  • State Superintendent of Schools
    • Tony Evers
    • Lowell E. Holtz
  • Judicial
    • Annete Ziegler (Justice of the Supreme Court)
    • Michael R. Fitzpatrick (Court of Appeals)
  • Nekoosa School District School Board Member
    • Ericka Lynn Cloud Totzke
    • Pat Resheske
    • Brian Giese

Candidate Forum is March 23, 2017 at 6 pm at the Town Hall and will be broadcast live on the Channel 300. 

Candidate’s Forum

Thursday MARCH 23rd, 6:00 P.M.

>> this event will also be broadcast LIVE on the Channel 300 feed!
find that HERE >

Be an informed voter! The April Election will be held April 4th. Before you vote, hear how the candidates for the Town of Rome Supervisors and Town Chairman as well as the Nekoosa School Board stand on the issues.

Submit questions prior to the Forum. There will be a question submission box in the receptionist’s area of the Town Hall and also at the Rome Library. Deadline for submitting a question is:
Noon on Friday, March 17th

Sponsored by Romemakers HCE

JOB OPENING! Seasonal Position at Rome Water Utility


Rome Water Utility is seeking a seasonal part-time employee to work within our operations area.
Applications must be received by Thursday March 30. 2017 at 3 p.m.

The position works 20 to 30 hours a week with weekend work required.
Job duties are varied and include water service maintenance, water testing and documentation, as well as yard and general maintenance.

This position is a great opportunity for an individual seeking experience in a municipal water environment.
Pay is $10 +/ hour based on qualifications.
Position requires a valid driver’s license, age 18 or older and availability through October.

A complete job description and application are available Monday Wednesday or Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rome Water Utility 299 Leisure Lane Nekoosa, WI 54457 or by email to  

Rome Water Utility is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

County Z Reconstruction Meeting

WisDOT Project: 6355-00-05
CTH Z Reconstruction
Alpine Drive to the Wood County line

Adams County Project: 10033
CTH Z Reconstruction
Apache Avenue to Alpine Drive

A Public Information Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the Rome Town Hall, 1156 Alpine Drive, Nekoosa, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Plans for the reconstruction of County Highway Z will be available for viewing. Representatives from Adams County and Mi-Tech (design consultants) will be present to discuss the project and answer individual questions.

The Adams County Highway Department along with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation has contracted Mi-Tech Services, Inc. (Mi-Tech) to prepare plans for CTH Z reconstruction from Alpine Drive to the Wood County line as well as Apache Avenue to Alpine Drive. The proposed projects will include reconstruction of CTH Z to meet current design standards.

The county will be widening the roadway to provide 12′ driving lanes and 5′ paved shoulders, improving ditches and acquiring temporary easements in the areas along the entire project.  The roadway will be closed to through traffic but open to local traffic during construction. Both projects are planned for construction in 2018.

NOTICE: Construction & Road Closings off of Archer Ave


Notice: Various sections of Archer Avenue will be under construction from February through the end of May.

Archer Avenue from 13th Avenue to 15th Avenue will be closed for construction from February through project completion, as this portion of the project will be a complete reconstruction.
This section of road is currently a low maintenance (dirt) road.
Utility work will be done on Archer Avenue from STH 13 to 13th Avenue in early spring, with shaping and paving to be performed in April and May.

Funding for this project is coming from a TIF District created for the Sand Valley Golf Resort development and a grant from the Department of Transportation.

Feel free to call Jon Sonnenberg, Superintendent of Highways and Public Works, at 715-325-8017 with any questions about this project. Thank you.


Notice: Zoning Update

To View as a PDF CLICK HERE >> 2017 Zoning Notice PDF



2015 Wisconsin Act 391 – Private Property Rights

January 1, 2017

Wis. Stat. 60.61(4)(f):  Private Property Rights

Pursuant to Wis. Stat. 60.61(4)(f), Towns must maintain a list of people who submit a written request to receive notice of any proposed zoning ordinance or amendment that affects the allowable use of his or her property, and property size or density requirements.  This new law allows individuals to submit electronic or written notice that they wish to be on the list.  Written or electronic requests should include the following information:

Name of property owner

Address of property

Owners mailing address

E-mail address (if available)


Submit to:

Town of Rome

Zoning Administrator

1156 Alpine Drive

Nekoosa, WI 54457


Fire at Transfer Site


Residents please note:

On Wednesday, December 28th a fire occurred at Rome’s Transfer Site.

Luckily the fire was contained as it was inside of the compactor, but that also made it very hard to extinguish. We speculate at this point that either a cigarette or hot ashes started this fire.

The Town of Rome Fire Department was on scene approximately two hours working to extinguish the fire to the point where Adams County could haul the bin to their facility where it could be dumped and totally extinguished.

I would ask that all residents exercise caution and ensure that we are all disposing of things safely and in their proper place. We have ash receptacles available to dispose of hot ashes in.

Please do what you can to help us keep the Transfer Site and other Town facilities safe for all to use. Thank you.

For proper use of the transfer site, information, and hours please visit:


Transfer Site

EXTENDED! Job Opening – Town of Rome Public Works


The Town of Rome, Adams County WI, is seeking a full time Truck Driver / Equipment Operator to work in the Public Works Department.  You must have a minimum of a class “B” CDL and 1 year of equipment operation experience.

Qualified individuals can pick up a complete job description and application at:

Town of Rome
1156 Alpine Drive
Rome (Nekoosa), WI 54457

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED: January 20, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Any questions can be directed to Jon Sonnenberg; Superintendent of Highways and Public Works.
PHONE: (715) 325-8017

The Town of Rome is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Accepting Resume & Cover Letter for Two (2) Public Library Trustee


Accepting resume and cover letter for the following:

Two (2) Public Library Trustee starting January 2017.

General Function: Participate as a member of a team (the library board) to protect and advance the interests of the broader community by effectively governing the operations and promoting the development of the local public library.

Must be at least 18 years of age and a year-round resident of Rome.

Submit a resume and a cover letter stating why you would be an asset to the position you are applying for.  Deliver submittals to the Clerk, deadline for submittal is 4:00 pm December 7, 2016.

Donna Riemenschneider, Deputy Clerk
Town of Rome
1156 Alpine Drive
Nekoosa WI 54457


Notice of Spring Election

Notice of Spring Election