The following forms are listed alphabetically. If you have questions contact the Town Clerk at 608-767-4152 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Mail forms to the Town of Berry, 9046 State Road 19, Mazomanie, WI 53560 or deliver to the town hall. If a fee is due make the check payable to the Town of Berry.
State law requires burning permits in the Extensive Fire Protection Area (EFPA) from January 1st through May 31st unless the ground is completely snow-covered where the burning will take place. Only fires used exclusively for the purposes of cooking food or warming the body do not require a burning permit. Permits are free and may be obtained in several ways. DNR offices or volunteer Emergency Fire Wardens can prepare a permit for you. Stop at the town office to fill one out. Or, prospective burners may go online at DNR Burn Permits or call the toll free hotline (1-888-947-2876) to have a permit mailed or instantly emailed to you.
It is safest to burn when the humidity and wind speeds are down, and when the ground is snow covered. Hours when burning is allowed is from 6:00 p.m. to midnight. If your brush pile has the potential to produce a large quantity of smoke, it’s best to let your Sheriff Department and Fire Department know. This cuts down on unnecessary fire department and DNR fire response calls.
Sheriff Department West Precinct: 608-267-4936
Black Earth Fire District Non-Emergency: 608-767-3949
Cross Plains-Berry Fire District Non-Emergency: 608-798-3241
If you have any questions regarding burning, location of Emergency Fire Wardens, or permit information call the DNR Fire Control office in Poynette at 608-635-8121. Or call 1-888-WIS BURN (947-2876) or visit DNR Fire Restrictions for daily burning restrictions
Fire & EMS
In the case of an emergency, dial 911
Four to five bags of garbage is picked up weekly on Mondays, recyclables every other week by Town & County Sanitation, 1-608-375-5856. Scheduled pick up days on a Holiday will run one day late. Place the trash and/or recyclables curbside by 6 am. 2019 Garbage/Recycling Calendar
Open Records Request
Except as otherwise provided in 19.36 Wisconsin Statutes, any person has a right to inspect a record and to make or receive a copy of any record as provided in 19.35, Wisconsin Statutes.
In accordance with 19.33 of the Wisconsin Statutes and the authority delegated by Board motion on June 16, 2003, Brenda Kahl Clerk/Treasurer shall act as the legal Records Custodian for the Town of Berry.
Requests to inspect public records may be made to Brenda Kahl in her capacity as Town Clerk and Records Custodian, at the Town of Berry Hall, 9046 State Road 19, Mazomanie WI 53560.
Public records may be requested, inspected and copies obtained during normal business hours of Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM and Wednesday, 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM. In some cases, records may require retrieval and therefore may not be immediately available for inspection. Every effort will be made to respond to the open records request as soon as is practicable and without delay. An Open Records Request Form is available for written submission of your open records request.
The cost of photocopying of records shall be .19 cents per side of page for black and white copies and .24 cents per side of page for color copies, which has been calculated to be the actual, necessary and direct cost of reproduction. In some cases, such response costs may go beyond simply copying a requested record. In these cases, the Records Custodian may charge for any and all costs associated with complying with an open records request up to and including applicable shipping, mailing and hourly wages of Records Custodian or designee thereof. Per 19.35(3)(f) Wisconsin Statute a prepayment of such costs associated with an open record request in access of $5.00 may be required prior to processing such open records request.
Town roads are maintained and cleared of snow by the Town. If there is an emergency problem on a town road such as a tree across the road, a washed out culvert or broken or missing stop sign, call the Highway Superintendent (Anthony Varda, 608-798-9999) or the Town Patrolman (Orlin Danz, 608-444-0359). If you want to report a less immediate problem, have questions or suggestions, contact the Highway Superintendent at email@example.com
Town Hall Use and Agreement
The Town Hall is available for rent to Town of Berry residents on an availability basis. Use policies and fees are described in the Town Hall Use Policy 113.5. The Town Hall Use Agreement must be filled out and returned to the Town Clerk prior to renting the hall. Once the form is submitted and the fee and deposit are paid, the Clerk will give you a key and security code to the town hall.