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Flooding and financial resources for Black Earth and Mazmaonie


August 30, 2018

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

Residents should call 211 for assistance at their home.

Those with needs can also contact Joe Johnson at

Black Earth

Village of Black Earth Help Hotline: 608-347-8684

During Village Office hours: 608-767-4900

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 will be accepting food/water donations only as well as distributing items out. (Please no clothes)

Northwest Dane Senior Services is available for meals, support, researching resources, etc. Vicki Beres will be able to make home visits. Contact: 608-798-6937

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 (


If you need additional assistance with your property call 211 and the Mazo Flood Helpline at 608-644-6411 to report your current needs.

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

Homeowners will have to coordinate their own dumpster for construction materials. Construction materials will not be picked up by curbside sanitation. You can contract with Town & Country Sanitation, Inc. at 1-800-626-1915, Gauger & Son Salvage, Inc. at 608-753-2656, Tim’s Trucking, LLC at 608-643-8760 or Royal Containers Services at 608-221-1919 to have a dumpster delivered to your home.

Steve Flogel has been coordinating electricians to help flood victims. He can be reached at 608-516-1926 (Leave voice message. Do Not Text.)

Other trusted contractors that have reached out to help: Modern Heating & Cooling at 608-767-2689, Harker Heating & Cooling at 608-255-6902, KGL Construction at 608-393-4700.

Volunteers are still needed. Check in at the Mazomanie Fire Department and they will point you in the right direction or call 608-644-6411.

Volunteer hours should still be documented and turned in at the Mazomanie Fire Department or reported to 608-644-6411. There is no deadline. Even if you didn’t report to volunteer check in, please turn in your hours.

We are coordinating a “Donation Distribution Event” for this Friday (evening) and Saturday (day). This will be an event for all three communities – Mazomanie, Black Earth and Cross Plains. Details to follow ASAP.

We have created the Heights & Plains Flood Recovery Forum Facebook page. It is a platform for providing flood information and resources for the neighboring municipalities of Black Earth, Cross Plains and Mazomanie. It will contain news and updates from admins in all 3 communities, so assistance can be shared among all affected by the August 20-21 flood. Please like the page to stay informed.

Donations of toiletries, non-perishables and personal items can be taken to the Dollar General in Mazomanie. Any donations of clothing or bedding can be taken to 2nd Chapter Resale in downtown Mazomanie. Monetary donations can be made at the Peoples Community Bank in Mazomanie.

Funding resources

The flooding that took place on August 21 in the Mazomanie area exceeded the defined floodplain and left many property owners 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. Checks can be mailed to The Peoples Community Bank, P. O. Box 8, Mazomanie, WI 53560. To donate online, visit the bank’s website at or The bank is also offering six-month, no-interest loans of up to $5,000.00 to property owners 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 by calling 800-795-2151 or via email to: or

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

Call Benjamin L. Swanson at the State Bank of Cross Plains for funding/loan options: 608-798-5257.

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation: Melissa Hunt, CEDC, EDFP, 608-210-6780.

Monona Bank, Offering zero percent special interest loans up to $10,000 to homeowners in our related to flood damage. Application Deadline is September 14, 2018. Contact Mark Schellpfeffer, 608-223-5141,

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Single Family Housing Repair Loans & Grants. The target audience is for very-low-income homeowners to repair, improve, or modernize their homes and provide grants to elderly very-low-income homeowners to remove health and safety hazards. Contact for additional information and eligibility.


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