News & Notes

Spring Primary Election – February 21, 2023

The only race on the ballot for Burke residents is the State of WI Supreme Court Primary.  In person absentee voting will be held during normal office hours (M-Th 9am-4pm, Fri 9am-noon) from February 7-16 with extended hours on Friday, February 17 from 9am-5pm.

The Spring Primary is the first election in Burke to utilize Badger Books (electronic poll books).  Check out our frequently asked questions about BADGER BOOKS for more information.

Spring Election – April 4, 2023

Property Tax Bills

Tax bills can be found online at AccessDane .

  • Choose how you wish to search (name or address). Enter less information rather than more.
  • Choose the current parcel if you see many listed. Verify the owner name.
  • When parcel page opens (map on top right) look below map for blue TAX INFORMATION banner and click on e-bill. Remember you are looking for the 2022 tax bill that is due by January 31, 2023.
  • You can PRINT a copy of your bill and, after February 28, you are able to print a receipt.
  • If mailing or dropping of the payment, make sure to include parcel number or address and a return self-addressed envelope if you wish to receive a receipt.
  • The Town also offers a Credit Card option. There will be a 2.75% fee per transaction.

CONSTRUCTION: Reiner Road will be under construction during the summer of 2023. Also, the Burke Town Hall Park and office parking lots will be repaved. Dates unknown at this time.

Community Room
The Town is renting out the community room once again. Look to the bottom right hand side for the applications for the Community Room or the Shelter.

Pellitteri 2023 Calendar

2023 Yard Waste
Yard Waste will be picked up by Pellitteri the week of April 24-28, May 30 – June 2, July 10-14, September 11-15, October 23 – 27, and November 20-24. Yard waste and grass clippings must be on the curb by 6am Monday morning and must be placed in either a reusable container, compostable bags, or in plastic bags (not more than 32 gallon size). Plastic bags should be left open, untied. Loose yard waste or yard waste on tarps will not be collected. Contaminated bags or containers will not be collected.

2023 Brush
Brush will be picked up by Barnes, Inc the first week of each month of May 1, July 3, September 5, and November 6. Brush collected must be on the curb by 6am Monday morning and will be limited to material 10′ in length and not exceed 6″ in diameter and one pile per home. Pile will not exceed 4’X4’X10′ in size. NO yard waste, tree roots, root balls, stumps, or logs larger than 6″ in diameter will be collected.

Burn Permit

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A Little History
The Town of Burke officially began in 1852 when it separated from Windsor. Burke was named for Irish statesman Edmund Burke, as most of its original residents were Irish. The town is set to be annexed by the City of Madison, the Village of De Forest, and the City of Sun Prairie in October 2036 giving the Town 185 years of history. 

History of Burke According to John Douglas