District 3 Blog
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Special reminder to those of you in Ward 9 - just like in November, your polling place is no longer the East District police station but rather Oak Park Place senior community.
As tomorrow is election day it marks the end of my first term as your alder. Thank you for this immense privilege, for rolling with me as I've learned the ropes this term, and for the honor of serving you in another term after tomorrow. It's been a lot of fun growing with you all and taking on projects and tough issues with such a thoughtful and engaged district.
Calling all Foodies-New Business in District 3!
Good Food food cart has opened a brick and mortar location here in District 3. Good Food specializes in good, real food, no added sweeteners, and not a lot of carbs in anything. Next time you're in a hurry and thinking you'll have to reach for something quick-but not necessarily healthy-now you have a fantastic alternative. Check them out at 4674 Cottage Grove Road, in the Rolling Meadows Shopping Center. They're open daily from 11am-8pm. Help me welcome this great new business to the district!
Spring is the air! ..or at least the rain clouds
As you can tell from the fact that it won't stop raining, spring is here. Every season is great in Madison Parks. Check out our Parks Dept spring newsletter here
Speaking of Parks--the beaver issue
Like many of you, I was extremely hesitant and even upset to learn of the plans for the beaver population in Warner Park. In 2017 surely we can come up with something better than causing animals a potentially very cruel death simply because they are in the way and could cause a great deal of damage. As a community have the brains and ability to figure out something better. I know that the parks department didn't like the idea any more than many of us did.
With that in mind, I welcome suggestions you might have for placing the beavers of Warner Park. Keep in mind the following facts I learned while delving into this issue:
- The beavers cannot stay where they are without causing immense damage
- State law prohibits re-releasing beavers on state-owned land without a permit which the DNR will not grant us
- The animals can be re-released on private property and currently no landowners have stepped up
As always, I and your city government are open to ideas. If you know are or know someone with a good deal of land who needs some lumber chopped and/or can provide a good home to these animals, please shout it out. We are a community that solves problems together.
As you may recall, in a previous district blog I wrote about concerns over water bills rising. I've learned a fair amount about this but rather than writing you all to death about this, let's save time. Here's a quick video about it.
McClellan Park Neighborhood Association Meeting
If you're a neighbor in the McClellan Park area, don't forget about the neighborhood association meeting this Wednesday at 630pm at the fire station 13 over at 6350 Town Center Dr, Madison, WI 53718
For any of you who own rental property, we have an important seminar coming up which will provide important info in order to remain in compliance with fair housing laws. See below for more info:
The Fair Housing Center of Greater Madison is pleased to offer a free
FAIR HOUSING TRAINING SEMINAR
for rental property owners and managers
Thursday, April 27, 2017 – 6:00 – 8:00P
Madison Public Library – Sequoya Branch 4340 Tokay Blvd, Madison, WI 53711
Don't miss this chance to get the information you need at no cost! Pre-registration is required! Please call (608) 257-0853 to pre-register, or for any questions.
This free seminar will assist you in implementing your rental property practices in compliance with fair housing laws. Seminar topics include: Local, state and federal fair housing laws Advertising units in compliance with fair housing law Non-discriminatory negotiation with prospective tenants Interacting with current tenants in a fair and legal manner Reasonable accommodations and modifications for tenants with disabilities
This seminar is graciously supported by funding from the City of Madison Community Development Block Grant Program, and is graciously hosted by the Madison Public Library. If you need materials in alternate formats or other accommodations to access our services, call (608) 257-0853.
That's what I have for you tonight-make a plan and vote tomorrow!
Alder, District 3
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