News & Notices

Monarchs Butterfly and Book Sale is schedule

The library is holding a Monarch Butterfly presented by Pat Paulus from 11 am – 1 pm on Saturday, June 17. The audience we hope to draw are youth through adults. Pat will be giving out free milkweed that people can plant in their yards to draw the Monarchs.

The Book Sale is scheduled for June 24 from 9 am – 1 pm and a Scavenger Hunt for children. More information can be found on our Facebook page and eventually on our library website.

The Town of Rome is accepting letters of interest and resumes to fill a position on the Plan Commission for a term that expires on April 30, 2020

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Town of Rome resident.

If you are interested in applying for this position please submit a letter of interest and resume to the Town of Rome Clerk/Treasurer by 4:00 pm on April 26th, 2017.


If you would like more information please contact Town of Rome Administrator Mike Miller at 715-325-8025 or

Annual Meeting – Town of Rome

WHEN: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 6 p.m.

Transfer Site CLOSED Easter Sunday

In observance of Easter Sunday the transfer site will be closed on Sunday, April 16, 2017
For your convenience; the transfer site will be open on Monday, April 17, 2017

Splash Pad Q & A

Splash Pad Q & A

There will be an informational meeting for the public / community regarding the splash pad.
WHEN: April 24, 2017 at 5 pm
WHERE: Rome Town Hall

Results of the 2017 Spring Election

Rome Town Chairperson
Wayne Doc Johnson 479
Philip Alan McLaughlin 291
Rome Town Brd Supervisor
Jerry Wiessinger 359
John D. Haugen 411
Dan Gohmann 298
Bob Radder 394
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JOB OPENING! Seasonal Position at Rome Water Utility


Rome Water Utility is seeking a seasonal part-time employee to work within our operations area.
Applications must be received by Thursday March 30. 2017 at 3 p.m.

The position works 20 to 30 hours a week with weekend work required.
Job duties are varied and include water service maintenance, water testing and documentation, as well as yard and general maintenance.

This position is a great opportunity for an individual seeking experience in a municipal water environment.
Pay is $10 +/ hour based on qualifications.
Position requires a valid driver’s license, age 18 or older and availability through October.

A complete job description and application are available Monday Wednesday or Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rome Water Utility 299 Leisure Lane Nekoosa, WI 54457 or by email to  

Rome Water Utility is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

NOTICE: Construction & Road Closings off of Archer Ave


Notice: Various sections of Archer Avenue will be under construction from February through the end of May.

Archer Avenue from 13th Avenue to 15th Avenue will be closed for construction from February through project completion, as this portion of the project will be a complete reconstruction.
This section of road is currently a low maintenance (dirt) road.
Utility work will be done on Archer Avenue from STH 13 to 13th Avenue in early spring, with shaping and paving to be performed in April and May.

Funding for this project is coming from a TIF District created for the Sand Valley Golf Resort development and a grant from the Department of Transportation.

Feel free to call Jon Sonnenberg, Superintendent of Highways and Public Works, at 715-325-8017 with any questions about this project. Thank you.


Notice: Zoning Update

To View as a PDF CLICK HERE >> 2017 Zoning Notice PDF



2015 Wisconsin Act 391 – Private Property Rights

January 1, 2017

Wis. Stat. 60.61(4)(f):  Private Property Rights

Pursuant to Wis. Stat. 60.61(4)(f), Towns must maintain a list of people who submit a written request to receive notice of any proposed zoning ordinance or amendment that affects the allowable use of his or her property, and property size or density requirements.  This new law allows individuals to submit electronic or written notice that they wish to be on the list.  Written or electronic requests should include the following information:

Name of property owner

Address of property

Owners mailing address

E-mail address (if available)


Submit to:

Town of Rome

Zoning Administrator

1156 Alpine Drive

Nekoosa, WI 54457


Fire at Transfer Site


Residents please note:

On Wednesday, December 28th a fire occurred at Rome’s Transfer Site.

Luckily the fire was contained as it was inside of the compactor, but that also made it very hard to extinguish. We speculate at this point that either a cigarette or hot ashes started this fire.

The Town of Rome Fire Department was on scene approximately two hours working to extinguish the fire to the point where Adams County could haul the bin to their facility where it could be dumped and totally extinguished.

I would ask that all residents exercise caution and ensure that we are all disposing of things safely and in their proper place. We have ash receptacles available to dispose of hot ashes in.

Please do what you can to help us keep the Transfer Site and other Town facilities safe for all to use. Thank you.

For proper use of the transfer site, information, and hours please visit:


Transfer Site