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Flood resources for Black Earth and Mazomanie


August 23, 2018

Dane County has set up a web page to inform people of road closures, etc. during this time. The web address is

Residents can call United Way at 2-1-1 or 1-877-947-2211 for assistance at your home.

Red Cross has set up Shelters at the:

Mazomanie Elementary School and Glacier Creek Middle School in Cross Plains.

Donate to Gateway Historic Flood Disaster Recovery

Historic rainfall in the Black Earth Creek watershed of Northwestern Dane County has caused epic flooding and heavy damage across the area that includes the villages of Cross Plains, Black Earth, and Mazomanie. State and county disaster declarations have been issued.

The State Bank of Cross Plains and The Peoples Community Bank have both set up flood relief programs to help those impacted by the terrible storm.

The State Bank of Cross Plains has set up a Disaster Recovery Account where people can make donations for the benefit of affected individuals and businesses . For more information on making a donation go to

Tuesday’s flooding in the Mazomanie area exceeded the defined floodplain and left many homeowners without insurance coverage for damages sustained. The Mazomanie Area Flood Assistance Fund has been established at The Peoples Community Bank and donations are being accepted at any of the bank’s locations in Mazomanie, Arena, Barneveld, Plain, Spring Green and Richland Center. Proceeds from the fund will be allocated based on need to affected homeowners by a committee of local residents and business people.

The Peoples Community Bank is also offering six-month, no-interest loans of up to $5,000.00 to homeowners in flood-affected areas subject to normal credit underwriting. At loan maturity borrowers will have the option of placing the loan on payments for up to five years at a fixed rate of interest comparable to home mortgages of similar term. Applicants may contact any residential mortgage lender of the bank for assistance.

Watch the Gateway website and social media for more information about other available community resources and how you can help.

There will be a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) open to help residents affected by the flooding. To extend and streamline assistance for dozens of people impacted by record-setting rainfall and flooding in western Dane County, numerous service agencies will gather at two Multi-Agency Resource Centers (MARCs).

Residents impacted by the floods/rain damage are encouraged to visit one of these two sites on the following days/times for access to recovery resources:

MARC – Multi Agency Resource Center

Friday August 24th

Mazomanie Elementary School – 314 Anne St.

1pm – 7pm


Take KP to Hwy 14 turn left on 14 (west) go 5 blocks to Crocker St. turn right and go another 6 blocks to Hudson turn left and then right on Jane St. and the school will be in 1 block at Jane/Anne


There is going to Public Hearing meeting held on Monday August 27th, at 5:30 pm, here at the Village Hall- 1210 Mills St., Black Earth, WI 53515.

Business Owners please contact the Village Office at 608-767-4901.

There are now appliance ONLY AND an electronics ONLY dumpsters located at the Village Hall for anyone who has appliances or electronics damaged from flooding.

Garbage Dumpsters are at the following locations: Community Park, Riverview Drive, Village Hall, parking area by the Tennis Court, New Heights parking lot and at Bulldog Recover and Restore. The Public Works crew will be picking up large items on the curbs.

Please DO NOT toss appliances, tires or electronics in the dumpsters. Furniture, debris, garbage, cans, bottles, paper and other recyclables are okay to dump.

The Public Works main phone line is currently unavailable. If you need assistance from the Public Works Department, call the on call number at 608-843-0428.

There will be a temporary food pantry set up at New Heights Church 1705 Center St, they opened at 2pm today. They will be accepting food/water donations ONLY as well as distributing items out. (Please no clothes)

The Village is aware of several properties in which due to flooding. Vanguard Electric and MG&E has turned off gas and/or electrical service. Property owners were notified by MG&E of their disconnection. In order to restore services, property owners will need to work with MG&E, Vanguard Electric and the Village Building Inspector to ensure remediation has been completed. Once inspected, services can be restored. Please note that building inspection can only occur after the property is dry with no standing water. The Village Building Inspector, Vanguard Electric and MG&E are communicating regarding this process. If you have questions regarding this process or the building inspection process, please contact Tracy Johnson, the Village’s Building Inspector, by phone (608-444-0372) or email (

Johnson Inspection, LLC


We have coordinated with our local garbage contractor and there will be a trash pick up at the curb on Saturday morning with volunteers and bobcats to help load flood waste into garbage trucks. Dumpsters will be available throughout the village at least until early next week. If you need assistance with garbage removal, please call 608-644-6411 and we will send help.

Donations can be taken to 2nd Chapter Resale or Dollar General in Mazomanie. Monetary donations can be made at the People’s Community Bank.


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