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District 17

Alder Samba Baldeh

Alder Samba Baldeh

Alder Samba Baldeh,
Council President

Contact Information

Home Address:

5150 Crescent Oaks Dr
Madison , WI 53704

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Baldeh’s Blog

Snow Emergency, Removal and Alternate Street Parking

December 29, 2015 10:50 AM

This message was sent by the city Streets Division and though not everyone is signed up for winter weather updates through the City of Madison winter website (

The city of Madison has declared a snow emergency.  The snow emergency will remain in effect until 7am on 12/31/15.
The Streets Division had 32 crews that continually serviced the salt routes overnight.  Starting at 5am today, we will begin plowing residential streets.  We have called in our contractors, and our combined snow plow force will be approximately 170 pieces of equipment.  Due to the depth and density of this snow, we expect it will take 12 hours to clear all residential streets curb-to-curb.

The main streets remain in good winter driving condition, but slippery spots persist.  Caution and patience are recommended.  While residential streets are being cleared, temporary windrows may impede access to side streets.  As always, make good choices by planning for extra travel time, allowing extra braking distance, and following all other safe winter driving techniques.
With the declared snow emergency, residents in the Snow Emergency Zone must abide by alternate side parking rules, as should the rest of the city of Madison.  Alternate side parking restrictions for the Snow Emergency Zone will be in effect on 12/30 from 1am to 7am, and again on 12/31 from 1am to 7am.

Vehicles parked on the street this evening should park on the even house numbered side of the street.  Vehicles parked on the street Wednesday evening should park on the odd house numbered side of the street.  Violations of the alternate side parking rules are punishable by a fine of $60 throughout the entire City of Madison.  Violators could also be towed.  Be aware that all daytime parking restrictions will be enforced.

You can get complete snow emergency information at or by calling 261-9111. Also feel free to contact me for any questions or concerns.

Here is a press release on Salt use and Clearing leaves by the Committee on the Environment:

In the mean time district 17 Winter 2015–2016 Bulletin will soon be sent to you via mail.  

Stay warm and safe.


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