Roadside mowing request for proposals


The Town of Spring Valley, Rock County, WI, is seeking

proposals for roadside mowing for the 2019 season. The majority

of the 58 miles of town roads will be mowed two to three times

depending on the growing season and at the discretion of the town

board: typically early June, mid-July, and mid-September. The first

two mowings shall be a minimum width of 5 feet; the final

mowing a minimum of 10 feet.

Proposals shall state the mowing width and cost per mowing.

Proposals are due April 15, 2019 to the office of the clerk Dela

Ends, 17310 W. Footville-Brodhead Rd, Brodhead, WI 53520; or

emailed to Receipt of proposal will be

acknowledged. Offerors may be contacted if board members have

questions and negotiations may take place. A proposal may be

chosen at the April 16, 2019 town board meeting. Liability

insurance certificate must be submitted for the proposal to be


The Town of Spring Valley reserves the right to accept or reject

any or all proposals and retains the right to accept the proposal

considered to be the most advantageous to the town.

For questions contact the town clerk at (608) 897-5092 or

chairman Steve Hazeltine (608) 921-3193.

Published in The Independent Register April 3, 2019.

Public Test of Electronic Voting Machines



 Notice is Hereby Given in accordance with Section 5.84, Wisconsin Statutes, that a test will be conducted on the electronic voting equipment to be utilized in the Town of Spring Valley for the spring election to be held on April 2, 2019.


 The test will be held at the Orfordville Fire District meeting room, 173 North Wright Street, Orfordville, WI at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 29, 2019.  This test is open to the public.  Persons desiring instructions for the use of electronic voting equipment are welcome to attend.


 For questions on upcoming elections visit Town of Spring Valley residents can contact the clerk at (608) 897-5092 or go to

                                                                                                 Helen Melin, Clerk



Posted 3/28/2019 due to being left out of the 3/28 Independent Register

Rock County Fair Housing Survey

ROCK COUNTY (March 8, 2019) In order to help create a more fair housing market, Rock County residents are being invited to complete surveys about their housing experiences. These surveys seek information about housing discrimination and other features of the local housing market that limit equal housing opportunity. 

 Fair housing surveys are available for (1) renters, (2) homeowners, (3) housing providers such as landlords, real estate professionals, and nonprofits; and (4) for those without housing.

The surveys, which are available in English and Spanish, are being conducted by Rock County, the Cities of Beloit and Janesville, and the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council.The survey can be found online at:


Feedback from the surveys will inform a report called the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing, or AI. According to fair housing laws, people should have equal access to housing regardless of race, national origin, sex, disability, and other protected characteristics.

The AI will identify fair housing barriers and recommend strategies to eliminate them.  The US Department of Housing and Urban Development requires AIs from communities receiving federal housing funding.



About the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council:

The Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council is a private, nonprofit organization. MMFHC provides assistance to persons alleging unlawful housing and lending discrimination; outreach and education for housing consumers and providers; and technical assistance and support to community organizations, financial institutions and policymakers. Persons who feel they may have experienced illegal housing discrimination should call 1-877-647-FAIR (a toll-free statewide complaint intake line). For more information, visit


Spring Election Tues., April 2, 2019

The next election held in the Town of Spring Valley will be Tuesday, April 2, 2019. 

Town seats of Chairpeson, Supervisors, Clerk, and Treasurer will be on the ballot, along with school districts and other jurisdictions’ offices.  

Absentee voting will begin March 18, 2019. You can apply through Wisconsin’s voting website, or by contacting Town Clerk Helen Melin.  In-person absentee voting is by appointment only. 

Town of Spring Valley Clerk  (608)897-5092  or by mail:  16319 W. Hafeman Rd., Brodhead, WI 53520

Voter registration, absentee voting application, your ballot, and other voting information can be found at: 

Notices in Newspaper & on Website

The Brodhead Independent Register is the official newspaper for the publication of Town of Spring Valley legal notices. Even if you do not subscribe to the full version of the newspaper, in the past you received the shopper version, which contains the legal notices. However, they are no longer automatically sending the paper to every non-subscribing residence. In order to continue to see the Town notices in the newspaper, you will need to subscribe to the full version or request the shopper version be sent to your home.

In order to be updated whenever new postings (including agendas, minutes, election notices and other information) are added to the Spring Valley website, click on the “Subscribe” tab and choose to be notified by either email or text.

Open seats for Town officials

Three seats for the Town of Spring Valley are being vacated. Incumbents are not running again for the offices of Clerk, Treasurer, and Supervisor 2. Candidates for the April 2, 2019 election will be nominated at the caucus on January 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

If you have questions about what is involved with any of these positions, please contact a town board supervisor, the chairman, treasurer, or clerk. Contact information is under the ‘Departments’ tab on the Spring Valley home page. They are also listed in the newsletter mailed with the property tax bills in December, and in the Rock County Directory.

2018 Tax Bills

The 2018 tax bills, payable in 2019, have been mailed.  If you do not receive yours, contact Town Treasurer Janet Hillison at (608) 289-3902. 

Payments are made to the Rock County Treasurer, not the Town of Spring Valley.  

See Spring Valley’s 2018 tax newsletter for information on payment options, dog licenses, and recycling: 

2019 Proposed Budget Meetings

Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 starting at 6:00 p.m. three budget and town tax levy related meetings will be held at the Orfordville Fire Station meeting room, 173 North Wright St., Orfordville, WI 53576.

Notices and/or agendas can be viewed through the Minutes & Agendas tab.