City of
Madison

District 4

Alder Michael E. Verveer

Alder Michael E. Verveer

Alder Michael E. Verveer,
Council President

Contact Information

Home Address:

614 W Doty St # 407
Madison , WI 53703

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Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
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Alder Verveer’s District 4 Updates

Women's March on Madison Traffic Impacts

The Women's March on Madison will be held downtown this Saturday, January 21. The march is scheduled to start at Library Mall, 728 State Street, at noon. Participants are then expected to march up State Street to the State Capitol. Traffic delays are expected for those driving downtown on Saturday between noon and 3:00 p.m., most especially on Gorham Street and Johnson Street.

Although the issued parade permit requires participants to stay on sidewalks and follow all traffic laws, a very large crowd is expected, and Madison Police will close State Street cross streets as necessary to divert traffic around the march if safety becomes an issue. The Capitol Square streets will also likely need to be closed to traffic due to the size of the crowd. 

UW SERF Replacement Neighborhood Meeting

NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING

PROPOSED REPLACEMENT OF THE UW-MADISON SOUTHEAST RECREATIONAL FACILITY (SERF) AT 715 W. DAYTON STREET

THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2017 - 7:00 P.M.

GORDON DINING AND EVENT CENTER - 770 W. DAYTON STREET

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting where we will discuss UW-Madison's proposal to demolish the existing 191,254 square foot Southeast Recreational Facility (SERF) at 715 W. Dayton Street and construct a new 240,560 square foot building.  The new facility would house open recreation spaces; eight basketball/multi-sport courts; an indoor walking and jogging track; multi-purpose fitness and exercise rooms; racquetball courts; an administrative area; program space for the Division of Recreational Sports and the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics; and a 50-meter competition swimming pool and separate diving well, which would also be used for community and recreational lap swimming, instructional programs and fitness classes.  Bike parking would increase from 147 to 200 spaces, and moped parking would remain the same at 38 spaces.

We look forward to seeing you on the 19th.

Alderpersons Mike Verveer and Zach Wood

Judge Doyle Square Neighborhood Meeting

NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING

PROPOSED JUDGE DOYLE SQUARE DEVELOPMENT

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2017 - 7:00 P.M.

CITY-COUNTY BUILDING, ROOM 201 - 210 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BOULEVARD

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss the Judge Doyle Square development proposal by Beitler Real Estate Services for the City-owned property on Block 88 (the area behind the Madison Municipal Building) and Block 105 (the site of the existing Government East Garage). The project will consist of two primary components:

Public Development: The construction by the City of Madison of an approximately 600-car underground public parking facility and a bicycle center on Block 88 to replace the Government East Garage.

Private Development: The construction by Beitler Real Estate Group of an apartment building comprised of approximately 148 units and a retail component of approximately 5,500 square feet plus ancillary parking on Block 88 above the public parking facility; an apartment building comprised of approximately 204 units plus ancillary parking on Block 105; and a mixed-use hotel of approximately 253 guest rooms with ground floor hotel food and beverage facilities plus ancillary parking in a building on Block 105.

We look forward to seeing you on the 11th.

Alderpersons Mike Verveer and Marsha Rummel

New Intercity Bus Boarding Location

BUS STOP LOCATIONS MOVED
Effective Tuesday, January 3

Starting Tuesday, January 3, the boarding area for several intercity buses will move to Langdon Street from University Avenue. The relocation of the existing location in front of the Chazen Museum of Art is due to hazardous conflicts with bicyclists and Metro Transit buses caused by intercity buses parking on University Avenue. The return of intercity buses to Langdon Street was determined by City staff.

Effective Tuesday board the following bus services on eastbound Langdon Street (adjacent to Memorial Library) at the North Lake Street intersection:

  • Badger Bus
  • Coach USA
  • Greyhound
  • Jefferson Lines
  • Kobussen
  • Lamers
  • Megabus
  • Meister
  • Van Galder

Metro Transit bus stop locations (and related loading and parking zones) on North Lake and Langdon Streets have also changed due to this new boarding area. A map of the new locations is available here.

Christmas Tree Collection

Two Rounds of Tree Collection

Starting Tuesday, January 3rd the Streets Division will begin Christmas tree collection. As in years past, there will be two rounds of tree collection.
 
The first round of Christmas tree collection will begin on Tuesday, January 3. Christmas trees placed to the curb by 7:00 a.m. on January 3 in accordance to the rules outlined below will likely be collected prior to January 17, barring any winter weather complications. Placing your tree to the curb after January 3 could result in your tree not being collected during the first round.
 
The second round of Christmas tree collection likely will begin on Tuesday, January 17. Christmas trees placed to the curb by 7:00 a.m. on January 17 will likely be collected prior to February 1, barring any winter weather complications. 
 
If you place your tree to the curb after 7:00 a.m. on January 17, you may miss your final collection round. Residents electing to have their trees collected at the curb rather than bringing the tree to a drop-off site are strongly encouraged to have their tree curbside prior to January 17.
 
After the second round of tree collection is complete, crews will transition to other priorities. Trees set to the curb after the second round of collection occurs in your neighborhood will sit on the terrace until crews begin regular brush collection in the spring. The official start date of regular brush collection will be announced when that date is known.
 
Wreaths, evergreen rope, garlands, and boughs will not be collected with Christmas trees. These items regularly contain wire that can jam equipment by becoming entangled inside the chipper. Please place these into your tan refuse cart or private dumpster.
 
Plowing and other snow and ice control issues take priority over tree collection, and this may cause delays.
 
Collection Rules
Trees are processed with expensive wood chippers. These machines can be easily damaged by metal, wire, and other foreign material. To protect this equipment and the safety of our workers we ask that all residents follow these rules. Failure to follow these rules may result in your tree being left at the curb.

  • Remove all tree stands regardless of whether they are metal or wood.
  • Remove all light strings, ornaments and other metal objects.
  • Remove any tree bags.
  • Place trees at the street edge only.
  • If trees become buried under snow residents are asked to dig out trees.

Drop-Off Sites
Residents and City of Madison taxpayers may also bring Christmas trees to a City drop-off site. The sites are located at 1501 West Badger Road on the southwest side and 4602 Sycamore Avenue on the east side.
 
The drop-off sites are open 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. These hours will remain in effect until expanded hours begin on Saturday, March 25.
 
Happy New Year!

Snow Emergency Parking Rules Continue Tonight

PARK ON THE ODD SIDE OF THE STREET TONIGHT

A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7:00 a.m. Monday, December 19. Residents are asked to keep their vehicles off the street tonight if possible. If you must park on the street this evening you should park on the ODD house-numbered side of the street between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. Details on winter parking restrictions are available at cityofmadison.com/winter. Violations of the alternate side parking restrictions during a snow emergency are punishable by a $60 fine.

Crews will be working throughout the night to plow back areas that had been blocked by parked cars during the initial plowing operation. Snow that cannot be plowed from the street due to parked vehicles may freeze solid and impede traffic and parking all winter long.

Parking is available in the cashiered sections of City-owned parking garages in the downtown area. During a declared Snow Emergency you can park for no charge at the City garages from 9:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. If you enter before 9:00 p.m. or leave after 7:00 a.m. you are liable for any parking charges before 9:00 p.m. and from 7:00 a.m. until the time you leave.

When parking in the garages overnight, do not park on the top level so this area can be plowed. Be aware that vehicles stored in City garages longer than 48 hours are subject to being ticketed and towed. Meters in lots and garages are enforced 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.

Free parking is also available at the Brittingham Park Shelter parking lot off of West Washington Avenue.

Residents can sign up to receive text and/or email alerts whenever a snow emergency is declared at cityofmadison.com/winter. You will also get storm and plowing updates at the site or by calling (608) 261-9111. 

Madison Snow Emergency Declared and Plowing Update

PARK ON THE EVEN SIDE OF THE STREET TONIGHT

The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. This means alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect in the downtown snow emergency zone as well as the rest of the City of Madison. This snow emergency will remain in effect until 7:00 a.m. on Monday, December 19.

The Streets Division along with contractors will begin plowing all city streets once this final band of snow ceases.  We expect plowing operations to start around 9:00 p.m. and it will take 10 to 12 hours for all streets to be cleared. Currently, Streets Division crews are maintaining the city salt routes and will remain on the salt routes until switching to plowing operations around 9:00 p.m. The combined plow force of the Streets Division and contractors will be approximately 170 pieces of equipment.

Madison residents are asked to remove all vehicles from the street if possible. Fewer obstacles in the road means the plowing operations will be safer, faster and more complete.

Parking on the Street Saturday Night
All residents who must park on the street tonight (the evening of December 17 into early morning of December 18) must park their vehicles on the EVEN house-numbered side of the street between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. 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.

Parking on the Street Sunday Night
Vehicles parked on the street tomorrow night (the evening of December 18 into early morning of December 19) must be parked on the ODD house-numbered side of the street between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.

Other Parking Information
Residents are reminded that all daytime parking restrictions will be enforced. Parkers should pay attention to all parking signs. Parking is available in the cashiered sections of City-owned garages in the downtown area. During a declared Snow Emergency you can park for no charge at the City garages from 9:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. If you enter before 9:00 p.m. or leave after 7:00 a.m. you are liable for any parking charges before 9:00 p.m. and from 7:00 a.m. until the time you leave.

When parking in the garages overnight, do not park on the top level so this area can be plowed. Be aware that vehicles stored longer than 48 hours are subject to being ticketed and towed. Meters in City garages and lots are enforced 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Free parking is also available at the Brittingham Park Shelter parking lot off of West Washington Avenue.

Snow Plowing Update

Note those on the roads will experience slick spots, and the dry snow with blustery conditions will make for very challenging and dangerous driving conditions, particularly in outlying areas - so please exercise great caution if you elect to be on the roads tonight. Temperatures have remained above 15 degrees throughout the storm, meaning the Streets Division was able to apply salt to our salt routes and keep these major thoroughfares of Madison in decent winter driving condition. Those on the roads must remain cautious. Since there is active snowing, work performed by salt routes crews will be covered until another loop through the routes can be completed.

Plus, this dry, sugary snow will easily blow off buildings and across open areas, which will also cover the roads until a salt route operator can make another pass. Slippery spots will persist, particularly in residential areas not on our salt routes. Outlying areas of Madison may experience limited visibility as the snow blows and drifts across the roads - so please use caution and avoid traveling if possible.

While residential streets are being cleared during the plowing operation later tonight, temporary windrows may impede access to side streets and bike lanes and paths until they can be cleared later. As always with plowing operations, residents should be prepared for the possibility of snow in their driveway aprons after their roads have been cleared. When we plow back to the curb, snow naturally falls off the plow and into the cavity along the curb created by driveway aprons.

After the storm, temperatures are expected to freefall below 15 degrees and stay below 15 until later in the week. When temperatures are below 15 degrees, the Streets Division cannot apply salt and will only use sand with traction. This will likely impact roadway users both Sunday and Monday, so please make good choices and remain cautious on your commutes.

Snow Emergency Parking Rules Continue Tonight

PARK ON THE ODD SIDE OF THE STREET TONIGHT

A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 13. Residents are asked to keep their vehicles off the street tonight if possible. If you must park on the street this evening you should park on the ODD house-numbered side of the street between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. Details on winter parking restrictions are available at cityofmadison.com/winter. Violations of the alternate side parking restrictions during a snow emergency are punishable by a $60 fine.

Crews will be working throughout the night to plow back areas that had been blocked by parked cars during the initial plowing operation. With severely colder temperatures coming, snow that cannot be plowed from the street due to parked vehicles may freeze solid and impede traffic and parking all winter long.

Parking is available in the cashiered sections of City-owned parking garages in the downtown area. During a declared Snow Emergency you can park for no charge at the City garages from 9:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. If you enter before 9:00 p.m. or leave after 7:00 a.m. you are liable for any parking charges before 9:00 p.m. and from 7:00 a.m. until the time you leave.

When parking in the garages overnight, do not park on the top level so this area can be plowed. Be aware that vehicles stored in City garages longer than 48 hours are subject to being ticketed and towed. Meters in lots and garages are enforced 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.

Free parking is also available at the Brittingham Park Shelter parking lot off of West Washington Avenue.

Residents can sign up to receive text and/or email alerts whenever a snow emergency is declared at cityofmadison.com/winter. You will also get storm and plowing updates at the site or by calling (608) 261-9111. 

Madison Snow Emergency Declared and Plowing Update

PARK ON THE EVEN SIDE OF THE STREET TONIGHT

The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. This means alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect in the downtown snow emergency zone as well as the rest of the City of Madison. This snow emergency will remain in effect until 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 13.

The Streets Division along with contractors will begin plowing all city streets starting around 9:00 p.m. this evening when the snow has stopped. Currently, Streets Division crews are maintaining the City salt routes and will remain on the salt routes until switching to plowing operations around 9:00 p.m. Our combined plow force will be approximately 170 pieces of equipment. Even though this is has been a powdery, dry snow, there is over seven inches of snow on the ground, so it will take crews 10 to 12 hours to clear all residential streets curb to curb.

Madison residents are asked to remove all vehicles from the street if possible. Residents are also encouraged not to place their refuse and recycling carts in the street. Fewer obstacles in the road means the plowing operations will be safer, faster and more complete.

Parking on the Street Sunday Night
All residents who must park on the street tonight (the evening of December 11 into early morning of December 12) must park their vehicles on the EVEN house-numbered side of the street between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. 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.

Parking on the Street Monday Night
Vehicles parked on the street tomorrow night (the evening of December 12 into early morning of December 13) must be parked on the ODD house-numbered side of the street between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.

Other Parking Information
Residents are reminded that all daytime parking restrictions will be enforced. Parkers should pay attention to all parking signs. Parking is available in the cashiered sections of City-owned garages in the downtown area. During a declared Snow Emergency you can park for no charge at the City garages from 9:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. If you enter before 9:00 p.m. or leave after 7:00 a.m. you are liable for any parking charges before 9:00 p.m. and from 7:00 a.m. until the time you leave.

When parking in the garages overnight, do not park on the top level so this area can be plowed. Be aware that vehicles stored longer than 48 hours are subject to being ticketed and towed. Meters in City garages and lots are enforced 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Free parking is also available at the Brittingham Park Shelter parking lot off of West Washington Avenue.

Monday's Commute
For the Monday morning commute, residents should give themselves additional time to get to work or school. The pre-storm brining operations combined with salt routes being maintained during the storm means the major thoroughfares in Madison will likely be in fair winter driving conditions come Monday morning, but some slick spots may persist. Also, residential plowing could still be ongoing, so be sure to give the plows plenty of room to perform their work safely. Overnight plowing operations may push snow from the street and block some driveway aprons, so residents may need to get up earlier than usual to be sure they have time to clear a path for their vehicles.

2016 Property Tax Bills

It is that time of year again, along with holiday decorations, gatherings with friends and family and even snow, it is time to expect your City of Madison property tax bill.

The City of Madison Treasurer's Office is now accepting 2016 property tax payments. 2016 property tax bills have been mailed and are now available online here. There are a couple of new methods of payment this year that will make the process easier.

Consider Enrolled Payments. Using this method, you may pay online using your checking/savings account. You can view activity, edit your profile, or add/delete accounts. Select from a variety of email notifications to help manage your payments. There is not a fee for using eBilling. Residents who pay their bills in installments using the enrolled payments can easily set up their accounts to get the added benefit of electronic reminders as a due date approaches.

Another new payment option is payment by phone. This service offers both the option of English and Spanish via an automated service operating 24 hours per day. You will be able to enter your checking/savings account or credit/debit card privately by phone by calling 877-899-4281. Individuals using this service are asked to have their parcel and bill numbers ready. There is a fee for using a credit/debit card. There is not a fee for using a checking or savings account.

In addition, as always, property owners are able to make a onetime payment by credit or debit card or accessing a checking or savings account. There is a fee for using a credit or debit card but none for using a checking or savings account. Residents are still able to submit their payments by mail to the City Treasurer's office. All mailing information is included in the tax bill. You may also pay in person at the City Treasurer's office in the City-County Building.

All tax payments postmarked on or before December 31, 2016 will be processed as having been paid in 2016.

 

Snow Emergency Parking Rules Continue Tonight

PARK ON THE EVEN SIDE OF THE STREET TONIGHT

A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 6.  Residents are asked to keep their vehicles off the street tonight if possible.  If you must park on the street this evening you should park on the EVEN house numbered side of the street between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.  Details on winter parking restrictions are available at cityofmadison.com/winter.  Violations of the alternate side parking restrictions during a snow emergency are punishable by a $60 fine.

Crews will be working throughout the night to plow back areas that had been blocked by parked cars during the initial plowing operation.  With colder temperatures coming, snow that cannot be plowed from the street due to parked vehicles may freeze solid and impede traffic and parking all winter long.

Parking is available in the cashiered sections of City-owned parking garages in the downtown area. During a declared Snow Emergency you can park for no charge at the City garages from 9:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. If you enter before 9:00 p.m. or leave after 7:00 a.m. you are liable for any parking charges before 9:00 p.m. and from 7:00 a.m. until the time you leave.

When parking in the garages overnight, do not park on the top level so this area can be plowed. Be aware that vehicles stored in City garages longer than 48 hours are subject to being ticketed and towed. Meters in lots and garages are enforced 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.

Free parking is also available at the Brittingham Park Shelter parking lot off of West Washington Avenue.

Residents can sign up to receive text and/or email alerts whenever a snow emergency is declared at the city's web site cityofmadison.com/winter.  You will also get storm and plowing updates at the site or by calling (608) 261-9111.

Madison Snow Emergency Declared

PARK ON THE ODD SIDE OF THE STREET TONIGHT

The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. This means alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison tonight, including the downtown snow emergency zone. The snow emergency will remain in effect until 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 6.
 
The Streets Division along with contractors will begin plowing all city streets starting around 9:00 p.m. this evening when the snow has stopped.  Currently, Streets Division crews are maintaining the city salt routes and will remain on the salt routes until switching to plowing operations at 9:00 p.m. Our combined plow force will be approximately 170 pieces of equipment.  This is a wet, heavy snow and we anticipate it will take 10 to 12 hours to clear all residential streets curb to curb.
 
Madison residents are asked to remove all vehicles from the street if possible.  All residents who must park on the street tonight (the evening of December 4 into early morning of December 5) must park their vehicles on the ODD house numbered side of the street between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.  Vehicles parked on the street tomorrow night (the evening of December 5 into early morning of December 6) must park their vehicles on the EVEN house numbered side of the street between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.  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.  Residents are reminded that all daytime parking restrictions will be enforced. Parkers should pay attention to all parking signs.

Parking is available in the cashiered sections of city-owned garages in the downtown area. During a declared Snow Emergency you can park for no charge at the City garages from 9:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. If you enter before 9:00 p.m. or leave after 7:00 a.m. you are liable for any parking charges before 9:00 p.m. and from 7:00 a.m. until the time you leave.

When parking in the garages overnight, do not park on the top level so this area can be plowed. Be aware that vehicles stored in City  garages longer than 48 hours are subject to being ticketed and towed. Meters in lots and garages are enforced 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.  Free parking is also available at the Brittingham Park Shelter parking lot off of West Washington Avenue.

For the Monday morning commute, residents should plan for longer than normal commutes as some slick spots may persist, and residential plowing could still be ongoing.  Everyone is encouraged to make good choices on their commute by driving slow and allowing for extra stopping distance.   Residents should also be prepared for the possibility of snow in their driveway aprons due to the evening's plowing operations. This is a heavy, wet snow, so residents need to take care when shoveling their walks and driveways.
 
Madison residents can get complete snow emergency information at cityofmadison.com/winter or by calling (608) 261-9111.

John Nolen Drive Corridor Study Meeting

John Nolen Drive Corridor Study Neighborhood Meeting

Wednesday, November 30 - 7:00 p.m.

Monona Terrace - One John Nolen Drive

The City of Madison is conducting a corridor study of John Nolen Drive and Blair Street from North Shore Drive to East Washington Avenue including portions of Wilson Street and Williamson Street. The study will focus on transportation issues and access to Law Park.

The first public involvement meeting will include a brief presentation and a needs and goals exercise for interested participants. City of Madison and engineering consultant representatives will be available to discuss the corridor study and address questions.

Several previous and ongoing studies exist along John Nolen Drive in the study area. The corridor study will seek to build upon these efforts and be mindful of possible long term visions for the Monona Terrace and Law Park areas. 
 
The project is in the data gathering stage at this point. Additional public meetings are planned including one describing the range of alternatives in Spring 2017, and one identifying the study recommendations in Summer 2017. Information regarding the study can be found on the study website:http://www.cityofmadison.com/engineering/projects/blair-st-john-nolen-dr-corridor-study.

I look forward to seeing you on the 30th.

Alderperson Mike Verveer
Madison Common Council
Fourth District
Cell: (608) 576-4355
Home: (608) 255-6498
Office: (608) 266-4071
mverveer@cityofmadison.com

 

 

Downtown Recycling and Refuse Collection Wednesday

There will be no recycling, refuse or large item collection by the City Streets Division on Thursday, November 24 or Friday, November 25 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  If your material is normally collected on Thursday, it will instead be collected on Wednesday, November 23.  Recycling and refuse collection in the core downtown will occur on Wednesday.

Streets Division drop-off sites will be closed on Thursday and Friday.  They will reopen on Saturday, November 26.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Mike

Vice President Joe Biden Visit

Madison Police will close West Johnson Street at North Bassett Street due to Vice President Joe Biden's visit to the Orpheum Theatre on Friday, November 4th.  West Johnson Street will be closed between North Bassett Street and North Carroll Street from 7:00 a.m. until approximately 3:00 p.m.

See the map for street closures

Madison Metro buses will detour from Johnson Street and State Street from the start of service on Friday until approximately 3:00 p.m.

See the maps for bus route detours.

Brittingham Dog Park Entrance Construction

The City Parks Division is planning on installing a new concrete entrance and double gated fencing vestibule at the entrance to Brittingham Dog Park.  The City has selected a contractor and the start work date is scheduled for Monday, October 24th.  Work should be finished by Friday, November 11th and the entrance reopened.  During construction the dog park will be posted with signs that say it is "closed".  However, there will be construction fencing around the construction at the entrance to keep dogs out of the area for those who use the dog park despite the "closed" status. 

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

City Fairchild Building Renovation Neighborhood Meeting

NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING

POTENTIAL RENOVATION OF THE FAIRCHILD BUILDING

AT 120 SOUTH FAIRCHILD STREET

MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2016 - 7:00 P.M.

CAPITOL LAKES RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

333 WEST MAIN STREET

 

Please join me for a neighborhood meeting to review and discuss the study of preliminary options to renovate the City of Madison-owned Fairchild Building located at 120 South Fairchild Street. The City is exploring options for a homeless shelter at the Fairchild Building. The recent study includes existing building conditions and uses, programming opportunities and costs that are associated with each proposal.

 

I look forward to seeing you on the 17th.

 

Alderperson Mike Verveer

Madison Common Council

Fourth District

Cell: (608) 576-4355

Home: (608) 255-6498

Office: (608) 266-4071

mverveer@cityofmadison.com

 

Downtown Apartment Move Out Refuse/Recycling News

The Madison Streets Division will be suspending service downtown today (Friday) at 3:00 p.m. so as not to contribute to the traffic chaos of the annual mass turnover of apartment leases this weekend ("Hippie Christmas"). Special refuse and recycling services will resume downtown on Sunday, August 14th at 6:00 a.m. Crews will be emptying refuse and recycling carts everyday downtown between Sunday, August 14th and Thursday, August 18th.

Please fill up your carts according to the guidelines below and roll them to the curb anytime next week. Crews will empty your carts so you can fill them up again. You may fill up your refuse and recycling carts and roll them out as often as you like until the morning of Thursday, August 18th. Using your carts for refuse and recycling is easier than lugging lots of bags or loose material to the curb. It will keep our neighborhood cleaner.

On Sunday, August 14th there will be special pick-ups in the downtown area. Crews will be collecting refuse, recycling, and large items on Sunday from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Downtown drop-off sites for usable goods are operating today (Friday) through Sunday, August 14th at the U-Haul parking lot, 602 West Washington Avenue, and at UW Lot 45, 165 North Mills Street, until Wednesday, August 17th. Electronics, working or not, will also be accepted at Lot 45. This includes computers, monitors and televisions.

Guidelines

Hundreds of tons of trash and recyclables will make its way to the curb in a three day period. The Streets Division needs your help to make this year's move out as orderly as possible. Please follow these guidelines when placing trash and recycling at the curb during the move out:

  • Do not put trash in cardboard boxes. Boxes must be flattened and bundled for recycling.
  • Keep refuse and large items separate when placed at the curb.
  • Put nothing but recycling in your green recycling cart. Do not put recycling in your tan refuse cart.
  • Put all recycling at the curb in the green recycling cart or clear plastic bags. No loose piles of recycling.
  • Do not pile bagged trash or large items around your recycling or refuse carts.
  • Put all refuse at the curb in your tan refuse cart or trash bags. No loose piles of trash/garbage.
  • Do not pile bagged trash or recyclables on top of furniture or appliances.
  • Keep larger metal items separate from other material so that it can be recycled.
  • Most appliances, including microwaves, require a fee for collection.
  • Do not place computers, monitors or televisions at the curb. They should be brought to a drop-off site for recycling.
  • Do not take recycling or refuse carts. The carts belong to the City and must remain behind when you move.

Questions?

Please call the Streets Division at (608) 246-4532 or visit: http://www.cityofmadison.com/streets/refuse/movingDays.cfm

Welcome to our new neighbors!

Neighborhood Meeting: Essen Haus Block Proposed Development

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting where we will hear about the Kothe Group's redevelopment proposal for the properties at the intersection of E. Wilson and S. Blair Streets.  The project would include construction of a hotel to be connected to the Hotel Ruby Marie on E. Wilson Street; construction of an office or residential tower on S. Blair Street; demolition of the two houses on S. Blair Street; and demolition and rebuilding of the Essen Haus and Come Back Inn.  They will seek approval to go up to 10 stories.  The Downtown Plan allows for six stories at this location.

 

Monday, June 27, 2016

7:00 p.m.

Essen Haus main dining room

514 E. Wilson Street

 

We look forward to seeing you on the 27th.

 

Marsha Rummel                                         Mike Verveer

Alderperson, Sixth District                           Alderperson, Fourth District

district6@cityofmadison.com                       district4@cityofmadison.com

608-772-4555                                            608-576-4355

 

Shake the Lake Event Information

As you likely know, Festival Foods Shake the Lake, produced by the Madison Mallards, will take place downtown again on Saturday, June 25th.  Like last year, this is a major event that will bring several thousand attendees downtown.  John Nolen Drive will be closed between South Broom and South Blair Streets for the festival that starts at 4:00 p.m. and for viewing the fireworks to be staged over Lake Monona starting at 10:00 p.m.  Live music stages will be located at the east and west sides of the Monona Terrace tunnel on John Nolen Drive.  Stage performances will occur from 4:00 p.m. until the 10:00 p.m. fireworks show.  The fireworks show is expected to last for 35 minutes and a choreographed soundtrack will be available on Madison iHeart Media radio stations.  A "Human Cannonball" launch in Lake Monona is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.  A full Shake the Lake schedule and additional information is available at http://shakethelake.org.  Admission is free.

John Nolen Drive will be closed to vehicular traffic between South Broom and South Blair Streets from 6:00 a.m. Saturday until 6:00 a.m. Sunday.  South Broom Street will remain open to and from John Nolen Drive.  Wilson Street and Williamson Street will also remain open.  Additionally, starting at 9:45 p.m., John Nolen Drive will be closed between Olin Avenue and South Broom Street.  This section of John Nolen Drive will only be closed during the fireworks show to keep drivers from parking on John Nolen Drive--until approximately 10:45 p.m.  Bicycle parking will be available under both ends of Monona Terrace. 

The Madison Police Department and numerous other public agencies have been planning for this event for many months.  Downtown neighborhoods will benefit from an increased police presence to keep people and property safe.  In addition, event organizers will have staff direct pedestrians and traffic in and around the event area.  Event access will only be permitted from Broom and Blair Streets and via the Monona Terrace parking helixes.  A security fence is being erected the length of the railroad corridor and will be secured during the event.  "No event access" barricades and signage will be posted along the Wilson Street corridor to direct people from entering the dead-end streets unless they have final destinations on those streets.  The intersection of South Hamilton, South Henry and West Wilson Streets will be staffed by the Mallards to properly direct motorists and pedestrians at that busy location.

The Madison Streets Division will be providing additional services to the neighborhoods surrounding the event area on Monday, June 27th .  All residences and businesses in the Bassett and First Settlement Neighborhoods (the area between East and West Washington Avenues and John Nolen Drive) will receive refuse and recycling pick-up on Monday morning.  This is in addition to the regular service to be provided on Thursday, June 30th .  Downtown residents are welcome to leave their refuse and recycling carts out on the street terrace Saturday to be used by pedestrians.  Downtown streets will be swept as needed on Monday.  The Madison Parks Division will provide additional cleaning of Brittingham Park and Crowley Station and supply extra refuse/recycling containers in those areas.  Event organizers are responsible for clean-up effort in the event area on Saturday night and Sunday.

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Enjoy the weekend!

Thanks,

Mike Verveer

Madison Common Council

(608) 576-4355

Neighborhood Meeting: 219-223 West Gilman Street Proposed Development

MANSION HILL NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING

PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT AT 219 AND 223 W. GILMAN STREET

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016 - 7:30 P.M.

CHABAD HOUSE ROHR JEWISH STUDENT CENTER - 223 W. GILMAN STREET

 

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss the development proposal from Chabad House Rohr Jewish Student Center for 219 and 223 W. Gilman Street. Chabad House proposes to demolish the existing structure at 219 W. Gilman Street and add on to the existing structure at 223 W. Gilman Street.  The addition would include a larger sanctuary and kitchen, a library, guest rooms and a student apartment.

 

We look forward to seeing you on the 22nd.

 

Alderperson Mike Verveer                         Alderperson Ledell Zellers

Madison Common Council                         Madison Common Council

Fourth District                                          Second District

Cell: (608) 576-4355                                Cell: (608) 417-9521

Office: (608) 266-4071                             Office: (608) 266-4071

district4@cityofmadison.com                     district2@cityofmadison.com

 

 

Downtown Water Main Flushing This Week

Madison Water Utility crews are flushing water mains downtown this week during the late evening and early morning hours. When flushing crews are working close to your residence, you may experience periods of discolored water or very low water pressure. The flushing will occur Monday, June 6 - Thursday, June 9, between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. It is advised that you avoid doing laundry or other activities for which discolored water could cause problems during flushing operations.  The crews will begin at Blair Street Monday evening and work their way west to Randall Avenue over the next few evenings.

What is the Water Main (Hydrant) Flushing Program?
To improve water quality and minimize discoloration, City of Madison water mains are comprehensively flushed by a technique known as unidirectional flushing. The procedure is performed in warm-weather months and involves the systematic opening and closing of hydrants, one section of main at a time, to force the water through the pipes at high velocity, removing accumulated mineral sediment until the water is clear. The operation can take from a few minutes to over an hour, although most last about 30 minutes.

Unidirectional flushing differs from conventional flushing in that it involves the closing of adjacent valves and the use of a single hydrant per flush so as to isolate individual sections of main. Conventional flushing also removes accumulated sediment from pipes, but it involves the flushing of multiple hydrants at a time and does not include the valving off of individual sections of main, thereby diminishing the "scouring" efficiency. Conventional flushing is used in areas of the city where fewer minerals build up in the mains.

How Will Flushing Affect Water Service?
When flushing crews are working close to your residence or business, you may experience periods of very low pressure or even a complete stoppage of service. We attempt to notify customers in advance if flushing is expected to result in a complete water outage, but such outages are rare.

Flushing operations may also lead to discolored water, which can be drawn into homes and businesses if the water is being used during or immediately following the flushing. Such events should affect customers for a few hours at most. The discoloration is caused by iron (red color) or manganese (black color) particles being dislodged from the water main which can stain porcelain and laundry. If discoloration occurs, open the cold tap nearest the water meter--usually a basement sink--to full flow until the water runs clear. In some situations this may take 5 to 10 minutes. It is also advised that you make sure your water is clear before doing laundry or other projects for which discolored water could cause problems.

A precise schedule of flushing operations is difficult to determine more than a day or two in advance. If you wish to be notified before work will be done in your area, please call Shayne Santi at 261-9128 or email water@madisonwater.org.

We ask for your patience and understanding during this critical main cleaning process.

Neighborhood Meeting: W. Washington Ave. & Broom St. / Up Urban Properties

NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING
PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT AT
404, 408 AND 410 W. WASHINGTON AVENUE AND 8, 10-12 AND 14 N. BROOM STREET
MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016 - 7:00 P.M.
MADISON SENIOR CENTER - 330 W. MIFFLIN STREET

Please join me for a neighborhood meeting to discuss the revised development proposal from Up Urban Properties for 404, 408 and 410 W. Washington Avenue and 8, 10-12 and 14 N. Broom Street.  Up Urban Properties proposes to demolish the existing six houses, one of which may be relocated, combine the six lots, and construct a six-story apartment building with 86 units, including 59 studios, 1 one-bedroom, 15 two-bedrooms and 11 three-bedrooms.  The revised proposal includes underground parking for 34 automobiles, 59 bicycles and 18 mopeds and at-grade parking for 16 bicycles.

I look forward to seeing you on the 25th.

Alderperson Mike Verveer
Madison Common Council
Fourth District
Cell: (608) 576-4355
Home: (608) 255-6498
Office: (608) 266-4071
mverveer@cityofmadison.com

Neighborhood Meeting: Proposed Development at W. Washington Ave & N. Broom St

NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT AT
404, 408 AND 410 W. WASHINGTON AVENUE AND 8, 10-12 AND 14 N. BROOM STREET
TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016 - 7:00 P.M.
MADISON SENIOR CENTER - 330 W. MIFFLIN STREET

Please join me for a neighborhood meeting to discuss the development proposal from Up Campus Properties for 404, 408 and 410 W. Washington Avenue and 8, 10-12 and 14 N. Broom Street.  Up Campus Properties proposes to demolish the existing six houses, one of which may be relocated, combine the six lots, and construct a six-story apartment building with 85 units, including 59 studios, 15 two-bedrooms and 11 three-bedrooms.  The proposal includes parking for 35 automobiles, 83 bicycles and 20 mopeds.

I look forward to seeing you on the 8th.

Alderperson Mike Verveer
Madison Common Council
Fourth District
Cell: (608) 576-4355
Home: (608) 255-6498
Office: (608) 266-4071
mverveer@cityofmadison.com

Mifflin Neighborhood Meeting: 10/8/15 Proposed Development at 433-437 W. Mifflin Street

MIFFLIN NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING
Proposed Development at 433 - 437 W. Mifflin Street
Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 7:00 pm
Madison Senior Center - 330 W. Mifflin Street


Please join me for a neighborhood meeting to discuss the development proposal from Madison Development Corporation (MDC) for 433 - 437 W. Mifflin Street.

MDC proposes to demolish two duplexes at 433 and 437 W. Mifflin Street and one single-family house at 435 W. Mifflin Street and construct a four-story, 41,000 square foot, 46-unit apartment building with 28 underground parking spaces.  The new building will be principally for low- to moderate-income tenants paying affordable rents based on income.  MDC anticipates a minimum of 75% of the units would be leased to residents with incomes below 80% of the county median income (CMI).  At least 40% of those residents would have incomes below 60% of the CMI.

I look forward to seeing you on the 8th.

Alderperson Mike Verveer
Madison Common Council
Fourth District
Cell: (608) 576-4355
Home: (608) 255-6498
Office: (608) 266-4071
mverveer@cityofmadison.com

Neighborhood Meeting: Proposed Development at 118 King St. 8/11/15

FIRST SETTLEMENT NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING
PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT AT 118 KING STREET
TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2015 - 7:00 P.M.
MG&E Annex / Room A106 - SE Corner of Railroad & Blair Streets

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting where we will discuss an updated proposal from the principals of Merchant, Madison's and Majestic Theatre to develop a boutique hotel on the site of the existing parking lot at 118 King Street.  The seven-story, flatiron design project would include a restaurant, an underground music venue, a rooftop café and 33 hotel rooms.
 
We look forward to seeing you on the 11th.
 
Alderperson Mike Verveer                                            
Madison Common Council                                          
Fourth District                                                                  
Cell: (608) 576-4355                                                         
Office: (608) 266-4071                                                     
                               
Alderperson Marsha Rummel
Madison Common Council
Sixth District
Cell: (608) 772-4555
Office: (608) 266-4071

Bassett Neighborhood Meeting: Proposal at 126 S. Carroll St.

BASSETT NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING
Proposed Development at 126 S. Carroll Street
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 7:00 p.m.
Capitol Lakes Retirement Community - 333 W. Main Street


Please join me for a neighborhood meeting to discuss the revised development proposal from Urban Land Interests (ULI) for 126 S. Carroll Street.

As part of the Anchor Properties redevelopment, ULI is proposing to demolish the existing parking ramp located on this site and replace it with a new, nine-story, mixed-use building.  The new building will contain 6,750 square feet of restaurant / retail space on the ground floor and 88 apartments above.  This mixed-use apartment building is the final piece of the Anchor Properties redevelopment, which involves the renovation and expansion of the existing Anchor Bank office building and the construction of a five-level, underground parking ramp that stretches beneath S. Carroll Street.

I look forward to seeing you on the 27th.

Alderperson Mike Verveer
Madison Common Council
Fourth District
Cell: (608) 576-4355
Home: (608) 255-6498
Office: (608) 266-4071
mverveer@cityofmadison.com

NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING: PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT AT 435 W. GILMAN ST/510 UNIVERSITY AVE

NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING
PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT AT 435 W. GILMAN STREET/510 UNIVERSITY AVENUE
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 7:00 p.m.
Doubletree Hotel - 525 W. Johnson Street

Please join me for a neighborhood meeting where we will discuss a revised proposal by Core Campus to construct a 12-story mixed-use building, the Hub at Madison II, at 435 W. Gilman Street/510 University Avenue.  The site currently contains an apartment building and large parking lot.  The existing building at 435 W. Gilman Street, formerly home to Laundry 101 and currently the Hub leasing office, would be demolished.  The proposal would include 278 apartments, 9,388 square feet of retail space on University Avenue, 163 structure parking stalls, 415 bike parking stalls and 47 moped stalls.

I look forward to seeing you on the 23rd.

Alderperson Mike Verveer
Madison Common Council
Fourth District
Cell: (608) 576-4355
Home: (608) 255-6498
Office: (608) 266-4071
mverveer@cityofmadison.com

MEETING: 2/23/15 - DEVELOPMENT AT 435 W GILMAN ST / 510 UNIVERSITY AV

NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING
PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT AT 435 W. GILMAN STREET/510 UNIVERSITY AVENUE
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015 - 7:00 P.M.
FLUNO CENTER - 601 UNIVERSITY AVENUE

 
Please join me for a neighborhood meeting where we will discuss a proposal by Core Campus to construct a 12-story mixed-use building, the Hub at Madison II, at 435 W. Gilman Street/510 University Avenue.  The site currently contains an apartment building and large parking lot.  The existing building at 435 W. Gilman Street, formerly home to Laundry 101 and currently the Hub leasing office, would be demolished.  Tentatively, the proposal would include 278 apartments, 9,388 square feet of retail space on University Avenue, 163 structure parking stalls, 415 bike parking stalls and 47 moped stalls.
 
I look forward to seeing you on the 23rd.
 
Alderperson Mike Verveer
Madison Common Council
Fourth District
Cell: (608) 576-4355
Home: (608) 255-6498
Office: (608) 266-4071
mverveer@cityofmadison.com

 

MEETING: 2/16/15 Proposed Development 114-116 N. Bedford Street

MIFFLIN NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING
PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT AT 114-116 N. BEDFORD STREET
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2015 – 7:00 PM
MADISON SENIOR CENTER – 330 W. MIFFLIN STREET

Please join me for a neighborhood meeting where we will discuss an updated development proposal by CA Ventures.  They propose to demolish the Negus Container Company building at 114-116 N. Bedford Street and construct a 256,968 square foot residential building consisting of an eight-story and a ten-story tower.  The project would include a total of 191 apartment units.  There would be two parking levels with 89 automobile, 36 moped, 220 interior bike and 26 outdoor bike parking spaces. Additionally, the development will include a coffee shop.

I look forward to seeing you on the 16th.

Alderperson Mike Verveer
Madison Common Council
Fourth District
Cell: (608) 576-4355
Home: (608) 255-6498
Office: (608) 266-4071
mverveer@cityofmadison.com

Lannon-Hill House and Store

Lannon-Hill House and StoreThe house currently located at 502 West Main Street is scheduled to be moved shortly after midnight in the very early hours of Tuesday, September 23.  The Civil War-era building, known as the Lannon-Hill House and Store, will be moved a few blocks to 151 Proudfit Street (near the intersection of Lorillard Court).  Attached is a press release prepared by Urban Land Interests (ULI), the local property development and management firm, further detailing the move and the future use of the house.  ULI deserves our thanks for preserving the historic building from demolition.  Also attached is a current photo of the house as preparations are under way for the move.

City Forestry pruned and removed street trees last week in preparation for the house move.  Replacement street trees are scheduled to be planted next month.  Portions of North Bassett, North Bedford, West Main and Proudfit Streets will be closed to vehicular traffic during the move.  Parking will also be prohibited Monday evening and Tuesday morning along the house route.  The blocks impacted by the temporary parking restrictions have been posted since late last week.

I look forward to joining those of you that are able to view this relatively rare event in our downtown.  The few prior downtown house moves in past years have been quite the spectacle.

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Thanks,
Mike Verveer
Madison Common Council
mverveer@cityofmadison.com
(608) 576-4355

Attachment: Lannon-Hill Home & Store Building Finds New Home, PDF