Blooming Grove is located in central Dane County Wisconsin and borders the city of Madison to the West, village of McFarland and town of Dunn to the South, town of Cottage Grove to the East, and the city of Madison to the North.
Blooming Grove has approximately 1785 residents who reside in four different school districts: Madison, Monona Grove, Oregon, and McFarland. All residents are served by the Town Board, the Town Plan Commission, the Public Works Department and Office Staff.
Town Office Hours
Normal office hours are from 8:00am to 4:00pm Monday throughThursday, and 8:00am to noon on Friday.
The office will be open until 5:00pm on Friday, February 12; otherwise normal office hours will be in effect through the month of February.
February 16, 2016 Election
The spring primary on February 16 has only one race on Blooming Grove's ballot, for State Supreme Court Justice. Three candidates are vying for two spots on the April ballot.
Registered voters can now vote absentee in the Town Office through Friday, February 12. A reminder that all voters must provide a valid photo ID in order to vote (either absentee, or the day of the election). For more information, click on "Election Info" to your left.
Note that the U.S. Presidential primary in Wisconsin is April 5.
Alternate Side Parking in Winter
Alternate side parking is now in effect, and will be through March 15. Between 1:00am and 7:00am you must park on the odd side of the street on odd-numbered days... and on the even side of the street on even-numbered days. The tricky part is that most folks park their cars on the street prior to midnight. So, for example, if you park on the street Saturday night at 11:00pm (November 14), you should park on the ODD side of the street because Sunday, November 15 is an odd-numbered day. By complying with this ordinance, you'll make it easier for our snow plow drivers to do their job... and you won't get a ticket!
For those that live in Gallagher Plat, and those who live on Alvarez Avenue and Bruns Avenue... there is also an ordinance which prohibits parking on either side of the street if we receive over 8" of snow in a 24-hour period (as measued at the Dane County airport). At that time a snow emergency is automatically in effect. Until the snow is cleared from the roads, no parking is allowed on either side of the street. Ticketing and towing will occur for those violating this ordinance.
The Town's policy is that, if the plow directly hits a mailbox, the Town will provide relief. That could be in the form of temporarily making the mailbox usable, replacing the mailbox, or providing the owner with $75. In any case, the Town's liability shall not exceed $75.
If in the process of plowing the snow causes damage to the mailbox, that is the owner's responsibility. The town's policy is consistent with that of surrounding municipalities.
We ask that owners notify us immediately if they believe the plow actually hit their mailbox.
Town Website Features
In the "Forms and Permits" section you can find the dog license application, the form to obtain a building permit, various election forms, and many others. The Calendar shows you when upcoming meetings will be held (of the Town Board and Plan Commission), election dates, and also indicates when the Town Office is closed.