Hi Neighbors – there are many updates below. Please take a read-through. Thanks!
Park Street / Fish Hatchery / Wingra Creek Triangle (Wingra BUILD Plan Area) Updates
Cedar Street Meeting
Wednesday, May 16 from 7:00 – 8:00pm
Madison Water Utility Conference Room, 119 E. Olin Drive
Please join me and city staff to discuss the Wingra Build Plan and the proposed Cedar Street connection across Park Street to Fish Hatchery.
MADISON POLICE DEPARTMENT CHIEF KOVAL'S COMMUNITY FORUM AND TRIANGLE AND MONONA BAY NEIGHBORHOOD PUBLIC SAFETY UPDATE
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 6:30-8:00pm
Bayview Community Center, Upstairs Community Room
Please join Madison Police Chief Michael Koval for a community forum where he will discuss concerns specific to the South District. This is a great opportunity to listen to the Chief, ask questions, discuss concerns and hear about what the police are doing in our community. Ald. Sara Eskrich and South District Police Captain John Patterson will start the meeting with an update on recent late night public safety concerns in the 500 block of South Park Street. Spanish and Hmong interpretation will be available.
Monroe Street Parking at Edgewood
Thanks to Edgewood for offering parking to neighbors during Monroe Street reconstruction (during the summer months). See their program details below.
Neighborly Campus Parking Permit Program
Guest's seeking parking must obtain a permit at Edgewood College Campus Assistance Center (Predolin Hall, open 24 hours) or the Security Office (Weber Hall) (1000 Edgewood College Drive, 608.663.4861)
- Permits will be available beginning May 11th, 2018. Permits will not be available after August 15th
- Permits must be obtained in person
- You will be asked to provide your address, email address, vehicle description and license plate information and immediate contact phone number.
- Dates for request must be provided as well
Passes will be good for 10 days – if a longer period of time is needed, you would reapply for a new permit
The staff at the Campus Assistance Center or Security Office will notify you were to park
- This is subject to change based on asphalt / road / concrete/ striping / curb and gutter work that may occur in parking College / High School parking lots
- Timing of this work is subject to change based on weather, campus events, Farmer's Market, etc.....
- You may be required to relocate your vehicle at any time during your approval period.
Parking will be limited to neighbors with access directly off Monroe Street or within 2 blocks if on a side street
- During certain periods, limited parking will be available. Permits may be denied based on space and will be given out on a first-come-first-serve basis.
- Permits will be free of charge.
Saturday, May 12th from 10am-2pm, Alliant Energy Center parking lot
Save More: Pre-order by May 1 and save an additional $10
Make 2018 the year you FINALLY join the thousands of Madisonians that have participated in the annual Madison Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale.
When it comes to easy, cost-effective ways to lessen your impact on the planet, rain barrels and compost bins provide an eco one-two for your home! Harvesting rainwater for your plants saves money and reduces stormwater run-off into local waterways. It is estimated that our urban communities contribute about 30% of the total phosphorus that enter in lakes Mendota, Monona, Waubesa, Kegonsa, and Wingra from runoff.
For more information visit: http://www.cityofmadison.com/streets/compost/CompostBinSale.cfm
Extra Yard Waste Collection Round this Season
The Streets Division will conduct one extra official round of yard waste collection this spring.
The very cold and snowy start to spring has certainly caused delays in getting material to the curb, so crews will perform one additional round this season. Rather than the typical two collection opportunities, this year residents will receive three official collection opportunities.
After completion of the third collection round, curbside yard waste pickup will end until the start of the fall leaf collection season.
Residents who wish to utilize the curbside collection of yard waste should go to the yard waste website (www.cityofmadison.com/yardwaste) and click on the Pickup Schedule button to learn when to place material to the curb. The Pickup Schedule map is updated daily during the official collection season, and will remain updated during the extra collection round of yard waste.
On the yard waste website, residents can learn how they should place material out for pickup. These guidelines can also be found on our short YouTube video that explains the yard waste collection process.
Residents can call the yard waste collection hotline at 608-267-2088 to learn when crews may be in an area for collection. The hotline recording is updated once a week and provides residents an estimate of where crews will be working.
Residents can also contact the Streets Division office that services their home for information. Those who live east of S. Park Street, including the isthmus, should call 608-246-4532. Residents who live west of S. Park Street should call 608-266-4681.
Madison's Budget Process 101
What to get the basics of the budget process? The City of Madison prepares an annual Operating Budget, Capital Budget, and Capital Improvement Plan. The Operating Budget funds the day-to-day activities of the City while the Capital Budget funds major construction projects including building & renovating facilities, road sidewalk & bike path projects, enhancements to the City's transportation network, and major improvements to parks and utilities. See the flyer for an overview!
Historic Preservation Plan Community Gatherings
May 21st: 6:00pm - 7:30pm at East High School (2222 E Washington Avenue), Room 1042 LMC Gold
The City of Madison will host two public meetings to discuss community goals and objectives on May 3 and May 21, 2018. The meetings will include presentations by City staff and the consultant team to describe the findings from the previous meetings and engage the public in conversations about the desired outcomes of the project. The meetings will also include interactive activities and smaller group discussions.
Eviction Defense Project Opens, Providing Free Civil Legal Aid
Legal Action of Wisconsin launches new program to help stabilize housing for families facing eviction in Dane County
How to Get Help
We strongly urge Dane County tenants facing eviction to contact attorney Heidi Wegleitner (608-620-2002 or email@example.com) or paralegal Rebeka Pritchett (608-620-2014 or firstname.lastname@example.org) *before* their first Tuesday court date.
Tenants may also visit the EDP in-person at the Dane County courthouse on Tuesdays. Arrive at least 30 minutes before your hearing time to request help from our volunteer attorneys.
The Eviction Defense Project is housed at the Dane County courthouse:
215 S Hamilton St Basement level
Tuesdays, beginning at 8:30 a.m.
EDP's free civil legal aid provided by volunteer attorneys and law students may include brief legal advice, assistance negotiating settlement with landlord, assistance preparing court documents, and in-court representation.
How to Volunteer to Provide Assistance
Attorneys who are interested in becoming a volunteer at the Eviction Defense Project are encouraged to contact attorney Heidi Wegleitner email@example.com All civil legal aid provided through the EDP is limited in scope and duration. Please contact the EDP with any questions or requests for additional information.
Legal Action of Wisconsin
Legal Action of Wisconsin is a non-profit law firm which provides free representation on civil legal problems to low-income individuals in 39 southern Wisconsin Counties.
Ride the Drive
Sunday, June 3 from 11am – 3pm
Join us for the 10th annual Ride the Drive! Streets will close from 9:30am-4pm. The event link can be found here: http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/ridethedrive/