News & Notices

Transfer Site Commingled Recyclables Update


The Town of Rome’s Transfer Site can know accept commingled recyclables.

This means that Paper, Cardboard, Plastic, Tin and Aluminum can all go in the same bin. Only glass needs to be separated. Cardboard still needs to be flat and less than an 3’ x 3’ square. 

The Transfer Site will have one set of dumpsters open at a time for commingled recyclables. When those are filled another set will be opened up. These dumpsters are still the first ones on the left side as you enter the site.

Any questions, please ask one of the attendants at the site.  

Thank you!


Schedule for the Phased Reopening of Town Offices and Facilities

Rome, WI (March 17, 2021) – The Town of Rome will begin a phased reopening of offices and facilities beginning April 19, 2021.  Please see the below schedule:


·         April 19, 2021 – Town Hall, Police Department and Water Utility offices will reopen for regular Town-related business.  The Community Room will remain closed, except for regular Town meetings.


·         May 17, 2021 – The Town Hall Community Room will reopen to groups of 10 or less. 


·         August 16, 2021 – The Town Hall Board Room will reopen and regular Town meetings will move from the Community Room into the Town Board room.  Additionally, groups of 25 or less will be able to use the Community Room.


·         November 15, 2021 – Town Hall & all facilities will return to normal use.


Please note if renting the Community Room for a gathering the same guidelines above are in place.  The 6’ social distance must be maintained throughout the Town Hall and masks are required.  While the CDC has provided guidance that masks can be removed for small gathering of people who are all vaccinated, the Town Hall and Community Room are utilized by a large variety of individuals, several of whom have not been vaccinated to date.  While using the common spaces of the Town Hall, masks are required.


The Town will continue a virtual Webex option for attendance at regular Town meetings through November, 2021.  Webex information is posted at the top of every Town meeting agenda.


Please remember Town staff are available by phone or by appointment for assistance before the April 19, 2021 reopening.  Visit and click on Departments for a listing of staff, phone numbers, and emails.  There is a 24/7 drop box available in the Town Hall vestibule to exchange any needed correspondence to staff or departments.    


Please stay safe, be kind, and don’t miss your shot!   




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Roman’s Way entry into Transfer Site now open

TRANSFER SITE UPDATE. The new Roman’s Way entry into the Transfer Site will be open for use tomorrow, Wednesday, February 17th.  There are directional signs/arrows along Apache Avenue and Roman’s Way to lead you into the site using the new entry. 
The attendant check-in shed will also be located at the end of the new drive-way into the site.  Please be prepared to stop and check-in upon arrival.
If you still need your Transfer Site tag issued or updated, it can be completed during regular hours of operation at the Transfer Site,
Thank you!



UPDATE ON FREE COVID-19 DRIVE-THROUGH TESTING!  Testing will move to every other Friday from 2 PM to 3 PM beginning 4/9.
Thank you!



Changes Coming in 2021 to the Town of Rome Transfer Site


TRANSFER SITE UPDATE.  The Town has a couple update items in regards to the changes at the Transfer Site.  Starting today (1/6/2021) all tags will be checked and verified for entry. 


If you would like your Transfer Site tag checked and verified ahead of time, the Director of Public Works will be using the shed in the Town Hall parking lot from 8 AM to noon every Thursday in January, the 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th to check and verify tags to expedite entry into the Transfer Site.  Transfer Site tags could also be issued or updated during these hours.  Tags can still be checked and verified at the site, but we wanted to offer an additional opportunity for those interested in completing ahead of time.


The Apache Avenue entrance will continue to be used.  We will post an update when the entry from Roman’s Way will begin, plus there will be signage to direct to Roman’s Way once being used.  This will likely be on or around February 3rd. 


Thank you!  


Lido Conservancy Project

The Lido Conservancy is an 850-acre conservation project, brought to life by the restoration of a lost golf gem and 17-20 single family homesites.  The attached is a Planned Unit Development (PUD) Proposal for the new Lido Conservancy development by the owners of Sand Valley.  The attached plan has been recommended from the Plan Commission to the Town Board for approval.  Please consider Subscribing to Updates on the Town’s web site,, to receive updates on any Town Board agendas or Town committee meeting agendas.  Questions regarding the project can be referred to Greg Broniec, Zoning Administrator, at (715) 325-8019 or Jami Gebert, Administrator, (715) 325-8025.

Click here to see a copy of the Lido Conservancy PUD Proposal.

Conceptual Site Plan

Lester Public Library of Rome Re-Opening Plan – Level 4

Starting on Monday, August 3rd, the library will be adjusting our hours of operation. The library will be open Monday thru Friday from 10:00am-5:00pm for all ages. We will not be open on Saturdays.

Library Service Level 4 to begin on August 3rd, 2020.

  • Library open with limited hours, fully staffed.
  • Library programs will be approved by the Library Director on a case-by-case basis if they can be done following protocols and staff is comfortable doing so.
  • Number of people in the building at one time to be limited to 50.
  • Furnishings/toys/games/crafts are not available to the public. They are in storage to encourage proper social distancing.
  • Patron computer time will be limited. One 45 minutes session, per person per day. Patrons can call the library to reserve a computer time.
  • Staff and patrons are encouraged to use PPE and recommended hygiene practices.
  • If needed, Library Director may limit amount of time people may be in the building.
  • Curbside service will continue to be available. Call the library to schedule a pickup time.
  • Drinking fountains will not be available to the public.
  • Community and Study rooms will not be available to the public.
  • Outside bookdrop will be open for all returned materials. Inside bookdrop will be closed and returns will not be allowed at the front desk.
  • All materials will be quarantined for 96 hours before being checked in.
  • The library will not be accepting donations during this time.

If you have questions or need assistance, please call the library at 715-325-8990 or email Renee at

Town of Rome Strategic Plan Overview 2014-2024


Commitment to Fertilizer Ordinance, Local Area Preferred Applicators


For Immediate Release

Contact Don Ystad, 14 Mile Creek Watershed Committee Chair, 262-894-9423 or




Rome, WI – The Town of Rome is committed to improving the water quality of the lakes and streams within our boundaries.  As part of this commitment the Town, in conjunction with the 14 Mile Joint Watershed Committee, launched a Preferred Fertilizer Applicator Recognition Program.  Licensed Professional Fertilizer Applicators who provide services in the Town of Rome were asked to join the effort by committing to adhere to the Town’s Fertilizer Ordinance.  Below is a list of preferred applicators, who have pledged to follow best practices for lake quality and signed the commitment to the fertilizer ordinance.


Preferred Fertilizer Applicators:

·         NatureScape

·         Paul’s Lawn Care

·         Rapid Quality Lawn & Landscaping

·         Schalows Nursery

·         Spring-Green Lawn Care

·         Stay Green Sprinkler Systems


If you’ll be using a fertilizer service during the 2021 season, please consider using one these applicators.  If your lawn care provider is not listed, please ask them to sign the commitment.  Any additional companies who sign the commitment will be periodically added to the Preferred Applicator list, which will be kept on the Town of Rome’s web site.  Additionally, if you prefer to apply your own lawn fertilizer, we would strongly encourage you to review the fertilizer ordinance and use the Preferred Applicator methods.    


To review the Fertilizer Ordinance in it’s entirely, please visit Chapter 287, Article II Lawn Fertilizer Application.  


Disclaimer – The Town of Rome makes information available on its website and in media releases to enhance public knowledge and to provide a better understanding of the Town and its government.  This release is not advertising for any of the above-listed businesses, and the Town of Rome does not guarantee the work of the companies.  All information contained herein is supplied “as is” and the Town of Rome disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, related to said information, including but not limited to, accuracy, the completeness or suitability of said information, and any implied warranties of any provider or information contained in this release for any particular purpose.




14 Mile Joint Watershed Committee is a public led advisory committee that was reconfirmed by the Tri-Lakes Management District at its 2017 Annual Meeting.  It is made up of private citizens representing Lakes Camelot, Sherwood, Arrowhead and Petenwell, as well as citizens at large, representatives of the Town of Rome, Wisconsin DNR, and Adams County Land Conservation.  The objective of the committee is to improve water quality in our Town’s lakes and streams, realizing that there are a number of contributing factors including, but not limited to upstream agriculture, shoreline erosion, fertilizer application, septic systems and water flow.


The committee seeks to build upon various groups to partner in its endeavor to improve water quality and the health of the lakes and streams in the 14 Mile Watershed.  Groups identified to lead this effort include the following: Lake Sherwood Property Owners Association, Lake Camelot Property Owners Association, Lake Arrowhead Property Owners Association, Petenwell and Castle Rock Stewards, Town of Rome and Adams County.


Synopsis of the Town of Rome Fertilizer Ordinance    

· Only use lawn fertilizers with 0% phosphorus or other compound containing phosphorus, such as phosphate.  · Only use lawn fertilizers labeled as containing less than 20% slow release nitrogen.  · Don’t apply lawn fertilizer when the ground is frozen.  · Be careful not to apply fertilizer to impervious surfaces including parking lots, roadways, and sidewalks.  · Buffer zones of 35 feet are required by state law for lakes, streams, wetland and ponds and fertilizer should not be applied to the buffer zones.  · Lawn clippings cannot be discharged into any drainage ditch, lake, stream or creek.


Remember these Best Practices in Fertilizing your Lawn     

· Soil tests should be done every three years to support fertilizer applications.  · Lake friendly slow release granular fertilizer should be used; quick release granular or liquid fertilizer should not be used.  · Nitrogen applications should be limited to 1 pound and 8 ounces per 1,000 square feet per application.  · Applications of lime will assist plants to take up more nutrients.  · Limit fertilizer applications to three times per year unless soil samples call for additional applications.  · If clippings are not bagged, two annual applications should be considered.  · If lake water is used for irrigation, two annual applications should be considered.  · Fertilizer should not be applied within 24 hours of forecasted significant rainfall.  Irrigation systems should not be operated within 24 hours of a fertilizer application except for a lite application to introduce the fertilizer to the ground surface.