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Memorial Day Greetings! Please enjoy, honor, and be safe this weekend
I have a few things to share with you this week, some big picture things and some neighborhood oriented details. We'll take them in that order and as always, please don't hesistate to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org for further explanation.
First and foremost, Madison has seen a peaceful week since our district attorney announced his decision not to charge Officer Kenny in the shooting death of Tony Robinson. While situations which appeared similar generated tremendous conflict in other cities in America, our community remained peaceful and constructive and I am so proud of this great city. As we move forward, we will be able to build on this past week and ensure that Madison is safe for those who serve and those who live here.
I have received a fair number of emails and even a few phone calls about how we move forward as a community-keep them coming! I appreciate hearing from you.
Secondly and on an entirely different subject, have you heard that old adage about seasons in Wisconsin? It goes, 'Wisconsin has four seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road construction. Well it's May and we're getting pretty firmly set in road construction. Here's what I've got on road construction in and around District 3:
Cottage Grove Road.
No changes. There are no scheduled traffic pattern changes until mid June for the next construction stage.
We will have single lane closures Southbound USH 51, from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM Monday through Friday only. The closures will be daily, starting Tuesday or Wednesday this week and last approximately 2 weeks.
There will not be construction equipment working on USH 51 for the Memorial Weekend Holiday.
While we're on the topic of the holiday weekend, please note the following with regards to trash pickup on Memorial Day:
There will be no refuse or recycling collection on Monday May 25th due to the Memorial day holiday. Material normally collected on Monday will be picked up on Tuesday.
Our drop off sites and offices will also be closed on Monday.
The drop off sites will be open from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.mn. on Saturday and Sunday.
And while we're talking about drop sites, you can recycle your single use plant containers there too:
- The City of Madison accepts flowerpots, hard plastic plant containers and garden trays for recycling at its drop off sites at 1501 W. Badger Rd. and 4602 Sycamore Av.
- The flowerpots must be clean to be recycled, so residents will have to rinse out any dirt in the pots,"
- In 2014, the City of Madison recycled 185 tons of flowerpots and other rigid plastics."
The City of Madison' drop off sites are open from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. seven days a week. On Tuesday and Thursday the sites are open until 8:00 p.m. For more information on the rigid plastic recycling program visit www.cityofmadison.com/streets or call 267-2626.
Looking ahead to next week, cyclists please note this small detour on the capital city trail:
Henkels and McCoy will close the Capital City Trail between Sugar Avenue and Walter Street from 7:00 AM on Tuesday, May 26th until 7:00 PM on Thursday, May 28th, in order to work on ATC poles next to the path.
A detour for both directions of traffic will be signed along the following route: Hargrove Street to Starkweather Drive, through O.B. Sherry Park to Ivy Street, to Fair Oaks Avenue.
Finally, runners, walkers, and everyone- you may have already noticed that the wooded trails at Door Creek Park are ready to go for all visitors. I was out there on a run a few weeks back and really got told what by a killdeer bird, so look out for those guys and their nests. Killdeer nest on the ground and get understandably jumpy about people running by their nests. And don't get me started on the geese. I haven't seen any at Door Creek yet, though, so get out and enjoy this park and all our beautiful parks!
Thanks and have a great weekend,
Amanda M-M Hall
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