News & Notices

Interested in being Involved? Citizen Appointments Available!

CITIZEN APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE 

The Town of Rome is accepting applications, letters of interest and resumes to fill open positions on the following committees commencing May 1, 2019:

  • Community Development Authority – 4 years (May 1, 2023)
  • Police and Fire Commission – 5 years (May 1, 2024)
  • Plan Commission – 3 years (May 1, 2022)
  • Parks and Recreation Committee – 4 years (May 1, 2023)

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Town of Rome resident.

If you are interested in applying for these positions please submit an application, letter of interest and resume to the Town of Rome Administrator by 12:00 pm on March 29, 2019. 

Applications are available on the Towns website at https://romewi.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/COMMITTEE-APPLICATION.pdf or can be picked up at the Town Hall at 1156 Alpine Drive, Nekoosa WI. 

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

Adams County Emergency Management Flooding Update/Sandbags

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Adams County Emergency Management

(608) 339-4248

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE 6

FLOODING UPDATE

 See Adams County Government website for updated information:

 http://www.co.adams.wi.gov/

 

If you need emergency services including rescue from your location, please call 911

 

Updates on Road Closures:

  • County Hwy. Z from State Hwy. 21 to Cumberland Avenue
  • County Highway J in the 6th Court area remains closed indefinitely – use State Hwy 21 and County Road E as alternate routes
  • County Highway G from State Highway 21 North to County Hwy C will remain closed

Many other county highways continue to have water over the roads. Please use extreme caution when travelling. DO NOT use town roads as alternate routes.

 

Numerous Town Roads continue to be closed Town Roads have water over the road in many areas, please use caution when driving.

 

Never drive through standing water. Turn around, don’t drown.

 

RESIDENTIAL/BUSINESS DAMAGE REPORTING

Residents/Businesses should contact 211 to report flood damages.

  

Residents/Businesses that have damage to their primary structures should document the damage by taking photographs, make a detailed list of all damaged or lost personal property and keep receipts for all items replaced/cost of services due to water damage.  

 

FLOODING HEALTH & SAFETY:

Flood clean-up kits are available by contacting Adams County Emergency Management.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE 5

 RESIDENTIAL/BUSINESS DAMAGE REPORTING

 

Residents/Businesses who have incurred damages to their primary residence/business from recent flooding should report their damages by calling 2-1-1.

 

PRESS RELEASE 4

Water Over Roads-Flood Safety – Adams County

 See Adams County Government website for updated information:

 http://www.co.adams.wi.gov/

 

If you need emergency services including rescue from your location, please call 911

  

Updated on Road Closures: 

  • State Highway 21 is now open – be aware of shoulder issues
  • County Highway J in the 6th Court area remains closed indefinitely – use State Hwy 21 and County Road E as alternate route
  • County Highway G from State Highway 21 North to County Hwy C will remain closed 

Many other county highways continue to have water over the roads. Please use extreme caution when travelling. DO NOT use town roads as alternate routes. Many town roads have significant damage or are flooded. 

 

Watch for other roads to be closed completely. Town Roads have water over the road in many areas, please use caution when driving.

  

Never drive through standing water. Turn around, don’t drown.

  

SAND BAGS – AFTER HOURS 

If you are in need of sand bags and/or sand to fill them after hours, you can obtain sand bags at the following locations: 

Adams County Highway Dept Office – 1342 County Road F –West side inside of driveway 

Rome Municipal Building – 1156 Alpine Dr – In between Building 3 and Salt Shed on North end of property

You must bring your own shovels etc to fill sand bags.

  

FLOODING HEALTH & SAFETY:

  • Use generators at least 20 feet from your home. Generators create carbon monoxide.  In enclosed spaces, the carbon monoxide can build up and cause sickness or death.   
  • Throw out food if you can’t be sure it’s safe. Throw out any refrigerated food if your power was out for four hours or more.  If frozen foods still have ice crystals, they can be refrozen. Any food that was touched by floodwaters— even canned food— should be thrown out.
  • Shut off electrical power if you suspect damage to your home. Even if the damage isn’t easily seen, shut off electrical power, natural gas and propane tanks to avoid fire, electrocution, or explosions.
  • Do not drive through flood waters.  It takes just 12 inches of rushing water to carry away a car. When you encounter flood water, turn around.
  • Stay out of flood waters. Flood water can contain bacteria, sewage, sharp object and other dangerous items.  

Information regarding flood health and safety can be obtained from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services at http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/eh/DisasterHealthSafety/flooding.htm or locally call the Adams County Public Health at 608-339-4505. Public Health recommends that if you have a private well that has been submerged by flood water, do not drink the water. Wait until the waters recede and then sample the well for bacteria. Sample kits may be obtained from the Adams County Public Health. Please call ahead to schedule a time to pick up your water test kit to ensure availability. Food, Water and other safety tips are available at website above. 

 

Adams County property owners need to be aware if they sustain flood or storm damage, including damage to buildings, septic systems, wells and electrical systems, they must obtain permits to repair that damage. This includes damage to electrical meters.

 

For further information contact Adams County Planning and Zoning at 608-339-4222 Phil McLaughlin, Planning and Zoning Administrator.

  

Damages to a primary living structure should be reported to your town chair or clerk or contact the Adams County Emergency Management Director at 608-339-4248.

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE 3
Water Over Roads – Adams County

See Adams County Government website for updated information:

co.adams.wi.gov 

  

If you need emergency services including rescue from your location, please call 911

  

Updated Road Closure:

  • State Highway 21 from County Highway G to 4th Avenue
  • Detour – State Hwy 13 South to State Hwy 82 East to I-39
  • County Highway G from State Hwy 21 to Hwy J
  • County Highway B from Cty Highway I to Cty Hwy K
  • County Highway N from State Hwy 21 to Cty Hwy J 

Watch for other roads to be closed completely. Town Roads have water over the road in many areas, please use caution when driving. Most roads in the Town of Lincoln, Richfield and Easton will be closed until further notice.

  

Never drive through standing water. Turn around, don’t drown. 

 

SAND BAGS – AFTER HOURS 

If you need sand bags and/or sand to fill them after hours, you can obtain sand bags at the following locations: 

Adams County Highway Dept Office – 1342 County Road F –West side inside of driveway 

Rome Municipal Building – 1156 Alpine Dr – In between Building 3 and Salt Shed on North end of property 

You must bring your own shovels etc. to fill sand bags.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE 2 

Water Over Roads – Adams County

 

The Adams County Highway Department is reporting water over roads in the following areas: 

·         State Highway 13 South of Adams at Edgewood Drive 

·         State Highway 82 East of 8th Avenue 

·         State Highway 21 in Arkdale 

 

County Roads have many areas where water is over the road: 

County Road A

County Road B 

County Road C 

County Road G 

County Road H 

County Road J 

County Road K 

County Road M 

County Road P 

County Road Z 

 

Watch for these roads to be closed completely. Town Roads have water over the road in many areas, please use caution when driving. Most roads in the Town of Lincoln will be closed until further notice. Please contact Chair Peter Church if you need assistance – 608-335-2109

 

Never drive through standing water. Turn around, don’t drown.

 

SAND BAGS 

If you need sand bags and/or sand to fill them, you can obtain sand bags at the following locations: 

·         Adams County Solid Waste 1420 Highway 21 –7 AM – 3:30 PM – sand bags are in office – check in at office

·         Adams County Highway Dept Office – 1342 County Road F Hours 7 AM – 3 PM 

·         Rome Municipal Building – 1156 Alpine Drive – Hours 8 AM – 4 PM

 

You must bring your own shovels, etc. to fill sand bags.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE 1

FLOOD UPDATE/SANDBAGS

 

The National Weather Service is predicting above freezing temperatures through Thursday, March 14, 2019, which could lead to significant snow melt.  In addition, several rounds of rain may impact the area with amounts of 1” possible.  The combination of snowmelt and rain may cause flooding in areas.

 

Residents who live in low lying areas should take appropriate precautionary measures and monitor their area for any changes.  People living along the river should remain watchful to changing levels.

 

Citizens may monitor the river levels on the National Weather Service Website at https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=mkx

 

If roads become flooded, please do not attempt to drive through standing water in roadways.  If you come across a roadway covered in water that has not been closed/barricaded, please contact local law enforcement to report the location so appropriate action can be taken.

 

Flood preparedness information may be obtained at https://readywisconsin.wi.gov/be-informed/flooding/

 

If Adams County residents are in need of sandbags or if you have minor or major structure damage to report, contact Adams County Emergency Management at (608) 339-4248.

 

Please listen to area news for any road closures.

 

Local authorities will continue to monitor the situation and provide updated information as it becomes available.

 

Jane M. Gervais, Director

Adams County Emergency Management

Help Us Reach our Goal for a Speed Trailer

The Rome Police Department received a matching grant of $4,000 to purchase the Stalker SAM Speed Awareness Monitor.  The Town needs to raise $4,500 to cover the match for the grant & shipping of the speed trailer.  To date, have raised $1,350.  Can you help fill our thermometer?  Donations are currently being accept at Town Hall or mail to:  Rome Police Department, 1156 Alpine Drive, Nekoosa, WI 54457.

 

Private Property Rights Notice — January 1, 2019

2015 Wisconsin Act 391 – Private Property Rights

January 1, 2019

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 law allows individuals to submit electronic or written notice that they wish to be on the list. Written or electronic requests should be submitted to the Town of Rome Zoning Administrator.

Include all of the following information with your request:

Name
Mailing address
Town of Rome address (if different)
E-mail address

Submit your written request to:

Zoning Administrator Greg Broniec
1156 Alpine Dr.
Nekoosa, WI  54457
zoning@romewi.com

Need more information? Call 715-325-8019 or use above e-mail

BOARD OF APPEALS CITIZEN APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE

The Town of Rome is currently accepting applications for three citizen appointments and two alternate citizen positions to the Board of Appeals.  Residency in the Town the Rome is required and applicants must be at least 18 years of age.  Duties of the board are located in Town Ordinance and Wisconsin State Statutes, which are included below.  The appointment would be for a three-year term, expiring in May 2021, and are eligible for a per diem.  

Anyone interested in applying should contact Town Administrator Jami Gebert at gebert@romewi.com or by phone at 715-325-8025 for a Committee Application.  Applicants should attach a resume to the application form.

 

(1)  BOARD OF APPEALS: 

(a)  Appointment: A Board of Appeals is hereby created pursuant to sec. 62.23(7) (e) Wis. Stats.  The Board of Appeals shall be organized as required under Sec. 62.23 (7) (e) of the Wis. Stats.

(b)  Powers: The Board of Appeals shall have the duties, powers and authority delegated to such bodies in sec. 62.23 (7) (e) Wis. Stats. and in the Town Code.

(c)  Records: The Zoning Administrator shall draft and maintain records of all actions of the Board of Appeals as approved by the secretary of the body.

Wisconsin State Statutes 62.23 (7) (e):

 (e) Board of appeals. 

1.     The council which enacts zoning regulations pursuant to this section shall by ordinance provide for the appointment of a board of appeals, and shall provide in such regulations that said board of appeals may, in appropriate cases and subject to appropriate conditions and safeguards, make special exceptions to the terms of the ordinance in harmony with its general purpose and intent and in accordance with general or specific rules therein contained. Nothing in this subdivision shall preclude the granting of special exceptions by the city plan commission or the common council in accordance with the zoning regulations adopted pursuant to this section which were in effect on July 7, 1973 or adopted after that date.

 2.     The board of appeals shall consist of 5 members appointed by the mayor subject to confirmation of the common council for terms of 3 years, except that of those first appointed one shall serve for one year, 2 for 2 years and 2 for 3 years. The members of the board shall serve at such compensation to be fixed by ordinance, and shall be removable by the mayor for cause upon written charges and after public hearing. The mayor shall designate one of the members as chairperson. The board may employ a secretary and other employees. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired terms of members whose terms become vacant. The mayor shall appoint, for staggered terms of 3 years, 2 alternate members of such board, in addition to the 5 members above provided for. Annually, the mayor shall designate one of the alternate members as 1st alternate and the other as 2nd alternate. The 1st alternate shall act, with full power, only when a member of the board refuses to vote because of interest or when a member is absent. The 2nd alternate shall so act only when the 1st alternate so refuses or is absent or when more than one member of the board so refuses or is absent. The above provisions, with regard to removal and the filling of vacancies, shall apply to such alternates.

3.     The board shall adopt rules in accordance with the provisions of any ordinance adopted pursuant to this section. Meetings of the board shall be held at the call of the chairperson and at such other times as the board may determine. The chairperson, or in the chairperson’s absence, the acting chairperson, may administer oaths and compel the attendance of witnesses. All meetings of the board shall be open to the public. The board shall keep minutes of its proceedings, showing the vote of each member upon each question, or, if absent or failing to vote, indicating such fact, and shall keep records of its examinations and other official actions, all of which shall be immediately filed in the office of the board and shall be a public record. 

First Draft of the Alpine Village Town Centre Design Plan

First Draft of the Alpine Village Town Centre Design Plan

Draft Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan

The Town of Rome Draft Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (CORP) is ready for review. A CORP is a future planningdocument, meant to compliment the already great recreation available in the community. Thank you everyone who participated. We had almost 1000 written surveys, over 50 people participate in the kick off, nearly 50 participate in the Visual Preference Survey and 20 recreation groups representing thousands invited to the stakeholder meeting.

Please feel free to direct written comments to : Newsom@romewi.com.

The Town Board will consider this document at their September 6, 2018 Town Board meeting.

USDA Rural Development

Does your home need repairs? Would you like to purchase a home? USDA Rural Development has funding available to purchase and repair homes in eligible rural communities.

Interest rates range between 1-3.25%. Grants for repairs are also available to income eligible households over the age of 62.

For more information, contact USDA Rural Development at 715-345-7611.

Additional information is also available at www.rd.usda.gov/wi

USDA Rural Development is an equal opportunity provider, lender and employer.

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