Alder Tim Gruber
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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May Newsletter from Tim Gruber, District 11 Alder
In this issue: Madison Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale May 7, Madison Music Mile & 5K Saturday, May 14, UW-Madison Campus Master Plan Meeting Wednesay, May 4, Mosquitos, Metro Transit Public Hearing Scheduled - Proposed Fare Increase, Wednesday, May 11.
Madison Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale May 7
The Annual Compost Bin And Rain Barrel Truckload Sale is on Saturday May 7th at the Alliant Energy Center from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Discounted compost bins and rain barrels with a diverter are available.
For more information and tips visit http://www.cityofmadison.com/streets/compost/CompostBinSale.cfm.
Madison Music Mile & 5K Saturday, May 14
A fundraiser for Girls Rock Camp, this event will take place in the Hill Farms Neighborhood and the Hilldale area on Saturday, May, 14, from 8:00 am to 10 am. There will be live music at Hilldale, Rennebohm Park, and at Hamilton Middle School. There will be acoustic street musicians along the route.
For more information: Madison Music Mile
UW-Madison Campus Master Plan Meeting
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 6:30-7:30pm
201 W. Mifflin Street
Bubbler Room (lower level)
Draft Master Plan Presentation
For more information: UW-Madison Campus Master Plan Update
Spring has arrived in Dane County, and with the warmer weather we can expect the mosquitoes to be coming soon. Public Health Madison and Dane County (PHMDC) wants to remind the public about the importance of preventing mosquito bites and getting rid of standing water where mosquitoes can breed.
Mosquitoes have often been in the news for diseases like West Nile Virus, but more recently, Zika virus has been in the spotlight. To date, in Dane County and in Wisconsin, there have been no cases of Zika virus, which is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected mosquito.
People are advised to empty standing water from flowerpots, gutters, buckets, pool covers, pet water dishes, discarded tires, and birdbaths on their property on a regular basis, in order to prevent breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
For more information: Spring Weather and Mosquito Concerns Arrive in Dane County
Metro Transit Public Hearing Scheduled - Proposed Fare Increase, Wednesday, May 11 at 6:00 pm
On Wednesday, May 11, Metro Transit and the City of Madison Transit and Parking Commission will hold a public hearing at the Monona Terrace (Meeting Rooms MNQR) at 6 p.m. to discuss proposed increases to certain Metro fare items. Proposed fares would go into effect this fall.
This fare increase was included in the City's 2016 executive budget and is intended to:
Fund a leased bus storage facility for short-term space needs (Metro has a applied for a federal grant to build a satellite maintenance facility, which will provide a long-term solution to space needs).
Expand Metro's Route 17 to provide a quick connection between north and east transfer points on weekends.
Expand Route 31 to provide additional midday and evening service to the Owl Creek neighborhood.
Fund additional bus cleaners to improve Metro's overall riding experience.
The following increases are being proposed:
Adult 10-Ride Card
Youth 10-Ride Card
Adult 31-Day Pass
Senior/Disabled 31-Day Pass
Summer Youth Pass
Commute Card Rate
Pass Program Rate
* Pass Programs Include: Edgewood College, Madison College, City of Madison, Meriter Hospital, Dane County, St. Marys Hospital, UW ASM Students, and UW Employees.
The Monona Terrace is accessible to people who use mobility aids and is equipped with assistive listening devices. If you need an interpreter, translator, materials in alternate formats or other accommodations to access this service, activity or program, please contact Metro Transit at (608) 266-4904 at least three business days prior to the meeting.
Interested persons are encouraged to attend the public hearing to give feedback or fill out Metro's online feedback form. Consideration will be given to views and comments expressed at the public hearing as well as to all written comments received. Written comments can also be sent to: Metro Transit Public Hearing Comments, 1245 E. Washington Ave., Suite 201, Madison, WI 53703 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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