News & Notices

Restrictions on Dead Timber and Brush Task Force Recruitment

The Town of Rome is accepting Committee Membership applications to fill positions on the newly created Restrictions on Dead Timber and Brush Task Force. 

 

Task Force membership would include:

  • Lake Camelot Association Representative (1)
  • Lake Sherwood Association Representative (1)
  • Lake Arrowhead Association Representative (1)
  • Property Owner At-Large Representatives (2) – must reside outside of the above-mentioned property owners’ associations 

 

The Task Force will review the current Chapter 287, Article III Restrictions on Dead Timber and Brush ordinance and develop overarching goals on what the ordinance should be, determine revisions to the ordinance with property values/public safety in mind, and a plan to communicate ordinance changes to the community.

 

Participation in the Task Force would be voluntary and require a couple hours per week time commitment. The Task Force would end once objectives are achieved, it would not be an ongoing committee. An estimated timeline would be to have draft objectives to the Town Board for review and consideration this summer.       

 

CitizenCommittee Membership applications are available on the Town’s website at www.romewi.com, under Departments, and Administration/Human Resources or can be picked up in the vestibule at the Rome Town Hall, 1156 Alpine Drive, Nekoosa.  The application deadline is extended to Thursday, June 10, 2021.    

 

If you would like more information please contact the Town of Rome Administrator, Jami Gebert at 715-325-8025 or gebert@romewi.com.

 

Transfer Site Commingled Recyclables Update

EXCITING NEWS!!!

The Town of Rome’s Transfer Site can know accept commingled recyclables.

This means that Paper, Cardboard, Plastic, Tin and Aluminum can all go in the same bin. Only glass needs to be separated. Cardboard still needs to be flat and less than an 3’ x 3’ square. 

The Transfer Site will have one set of dumpsters open at a time for commingled recyclables. When those are filled another set will be opened up. These dumpsters are still the first ones on the left side as you enter the site.

Any questions, please ask one of the attendants at the site.  

Thank you!

 

Choose to Re-Use Reopening the Weekend of May 22 & 23

Choose to Re-Use is a volunteer supported community project that accepts items in GOOD and useable condition at the Transfer Site.  Choose to Re-Use’s reopening weekend will be May 22 & 23 this year. 

Due to changes with donation partners, the project has had to make some changes on donation items accepted, please see the list below.  Additionally, we would also like to stress that people not leave things on Monday’s and Wednesday’s because the site is not staffed at that time.

 

 Items NOT accepted: 

  • Appliances including dehumidifiers, range hoods and microwaves
  • Baby equipment of any sort.  Clothing is appreciated in good condition
  • Televisions, computers, monitors
  • Exercise equipment including trampolines, treadmills, weight benches/weights
  • Toilets
  • Hazardous material – batteries, diabetic testing equipment, fireworks, flammables, chemicals, lead-based paint, medicine, smoke detectors, tires, etc.
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Encyclopedias or magazines
  • Sofa beds
  • Mattresses of any size
  • Single pane windows

 

Items appreciated in GOOD condition.  Think about what you would give to good friends or family members. 

  • Home décor, picture frames, etc.
  • Clothing, shoes, purses
  • Housewares, cookware, glassware
  • Electronics like VHS, Blu-Ray or DVD
  • Books, records, CD’s, videos
  • Antiques & collectables
  • Games, toys & sports equipment
  • Tools
  • Building supplies

 

Choose to Re-Use reserves the right to be selective based on condition, donation partner adjustments and volume for storage.

Schedule for the Phased Reopening of Town Offices and Facilities

Rome, WI (March 17, 2021) – The Town of Rome will begin a phased reopening of offices and facilities beginning April 19, 2021.  Please see the below schedule:

 

·         April 19, 2021 – Town Hall, Police Department and Water Utility offices will reopen for regular Town-related business.  The Community Room will remain closed, except for regular Town meetings.

 

·         May 17, 2021 – The Town Hall Community Room will reopen to groups of 10 or less. 

 

·         August 16, 2021 – The Town Hall Board Room will reopen and regular Town meetings will move from the Community Room into the Town Board room.  Additionally, groups of 25 or less will be able to use the Community Room.

 

·         November 15, 2021 – Town Hall & all facilities will return to normal use.

 

Please note if renting the Community Room for a gathering the same guidelines above are in place.  The 6’ social distance must be maintained throughout the Town Hall and masks are required.  While the CDC has provided guidance that masks can be removed for small gathering of people who are all vaccinated, the Town Hall and Community Room are utilized by a large variety of individuals, several of whom have not been vaccinated to date.  While using the common spaces of the Town Hall, masks are required.

 

The Town will continue a virtual Webex option for attendance at regular Town meetings through November, 2021.  Webex information is posted at the top of every Town meeting agenda.

 

Please remember Town staff are available by phone or by appointment for assistance before the April 19, 2021 reopening.  Visit www.romewi.com and click on Departments for a listing of staff, phone numbers, and emails.  There is a 24/7 drop box available in the Town Hall vestibule to exchange any needed correspondence to staff or departments.    

 

Please stay safe, be kind, and don’t miss your shot!   

 

 

 

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Changes Coming in 2021 to the Town of Rome Transfer Site

 

TRANSFER SITE UPDATE.  The Town has a couple update items in regards to the changes at the Transfer Site.  Starting today (1/6/2021) all tags will be checked and verified for entry. 

 

If you would like your Transfer Site tag checked and verified ahead of time, the Director of Public Works will be using the shed in the Town Hall parking lot from 8 AM to noon every Thursday in January, the 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th to check and verify tags to expedite entry into the Transfer Site.  Transfer Site tags could also be issued or updated during these hours.  Tags can still be checked and verified at the site, but we wanted to offer an additional opportunity for those interested in completing ahead of time.

 

The Apache Avenue entrance will continue to be used.  We will post an update when the entry from Roman’s Way will begin, plus there will be signage to direct to Roman’s Way once being used.  This will likely be on or around February 3rd. 

 

Thank you!  

 

Lido Conservancy Project

The Lido Conservancy is an 850-acre conservation project, brought to life by the restoration of a lost golf gem and 17-20 single family homesites.  The attached is a Planned Unit Development (PUD) Proposal for the new Lido Conservancy development by the owners of Sand Valley.  The attached plan has been recommended from the Plan Commission to the Town Board for approval.  Please consider Subscribing to Updates on the Town’s web site, https://romewi.com/subscribe-to-updates/, to receive updates on any Town Board agendas or Town committee meeting agendas.  Questions regarding the project can be referred to Greg Broniec, Zoning Administrator, at (715) 325-8019 or Jami Gebert, Administrator, (715) 325-8025.

Click here to see a copy of the Lido Conservancy PUD Proposal.

Conceptual Site Plan

Town of Rome Strategic Plan Overview 2014-2024

  

Commitment to Fertilizer Ordinance, Local Area Preferred Applicators

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

Contact Don Ystad, 14 Mile Creek Watershed Committee Chair, 262-894-9423 or dystad@gmail.com

 COMMITMENT TO FERTILIZER ORDINANCE

LOCAL AREA PERFERRED APPLICATORS

 

Rome, WI – The Town of Rome is committed to improving the water quality of the lakes and streams within our boundaries.  As part of this commitment the Town, in conjunction with the 14 Mile Joint Watershed Committee, launched a Preferred Fertilizer Applicator Recognition Program.  Licensed Professional Fertilizer Applicators who provide services in the Town of Rome were asked to join the effort by committing to adhere to the Town’s Fertilizer Ordinance.  Below is a list of preferred applicators, who have pledged to follow best practices for lake quality and signed the commitment to the fertilizer ordinance.

 

Preferred Fertilizer Applicators:

·         NatureScape

·         Paul’s Lawn Care

·         Rapid Quality Lawn & Landscaping

·         Schalows Nursery

·         Spring-Green Lawn Care

·         Stay Green Sprinkler Systems

 

If you’ll be using a fertilizer service during the 2021 season, please consider using one these applicators.  If your lawn care provider is not listed, please ask them to sign the commitment.  Any additional companies who sign the commitment will be periodically added to the Preferred Applicator list, which will be kept on the Town of Rome’s web site.  Additionally, if you prefer to apply your own lawn fertilizer, we would strongly encourage you to review the fertilizer ordinance and use the Preferred Applicator methods.    

 

To review the Fertilizer Ordinance in it’s entirely, please visit Chapter 287, Article II Lawn Fertilizer Application.  

 

Disclaimer – The Town of Rome makes information available on its website and in media releases to enhance public knowledge and to provide a better understanding of the Town and its government.  This release is not advertising for any of the above-listed businesses, and the Town of Rome does not guarantee the work of the companies.  All information contained herein is supplied “as is” and the Town of Rome disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, related to said information, including but not limited to, accuracy, the completeness or suitability of said information, and any implied warranties of any provider or information contained in this release for any particular purpose.

 

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14 Mile Joint Watershed Committee is a public led advisory committee that was reconfirmed by the Tri-Lakes Management District at its 2017 Annual Meeting.  It is made up of private citizens representing Lakes Camelot, Sherwood, Arrowhead and Petenwell, as well as citizens at large, representatives of the Town of Rome, Wisconsin DNR, and Adams County Land Conservation.  The objective of the committee is to improve water quality in our Town’s lakes and streams, realizing that there are a number of contributing factors including, but not limited to upstream agriculture, shoreline erosion, fertilizer application, septic systems and water flow.

 

The committee seeks to build upon various groups to partner in its endeavor to improve water quality and the health of the lakes and streams in the 14 Mile Watershed.  Groups identified to lead this effort include the following: Lake Sherwood Property Owners Association, Lake Camelot Property Owners Association, Lake Arrowhead Property Owners Association, Petenwell and Castle Rock Stewards, Town of Rome and Adams County.

 

Synopsis of the Town of Rome Fertilizer Ordinance    

· Only use lawn fertilizers with 0% phosphorus or other compound containing phosphorus, such as phosphate.  · Only use lawn fertilizers labeled as containing less than 20% slow release nitrogen.  · Don’t apply lawn fertilizer when the ground is frozen.  · Be careful not to apply fertilizer to impervious surfaces including parking lots, roadways, and sidewalks.  · Buffer zones of 35 feet are required by state law for lakes, streams, wetland and ponds and fertilizer should not be applied to the buffer zones.  · Lawn clippings cannot be discharged into any drainage ditch, lake, stream or creek.

 

Remember these Best Practices in Fertilizing your Lawn     

· Soil tests should be done every three years to support fertilizer applications.  · Lake friendly slow release granular fertilizer should be used; quick release granular or liquid fertilizer should not be used.  · Nitrogen applications should be limited to 1 pound and 8 ounces per 1,000 square feet per application.  · Applications of lime will assist plants to take up more nutrients.  · Limit fertilizer applications to three times per year unless soil samples call for additional applications.  · If clippings are not bagged, two annual applications should be considered.  · If lake water is used for irrigation, two annual applications should be considered.  · Fertilizer should not be applied within 24 hours of forecasted significant rainfall.  Irrigation systems should not be operated within 24 hours of a fertilizer application except for a lite application to introduce the fertilizer to the ground surface.