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The snow that started to accumulate overnight on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 and continued on Thursday, February 13, 2020 must be cleared from public sidewalks by 12:00 (noon) on Friday, February 14, 2020. Ice that cannot be removed must be treated with sand and/or other suitable substances in order to prevent the ice from being dangerous. Free sand is available at the following locations: http://www.cityofmadison.com/residents/winter/SnowIce/sand.cfm
Monday the 3rd
CMNNA Board Meeting-
The Board has been looking at a number of complaints from residents about pedestrian safety particularly at intersections with over grown city foliage and is making a proposal to the city they requested my comment on.
Tuesday to 4th
-The highlight of the meeting which stood out was the discussion around a street reconstruction right down the road from us in district 13 where sidewalks had been proposed consistent with the city planning documents but there was a disagreement between residents on weather the sidewalks should go in. The residents opposed to the project appealed to the Board of Public Works and got an approval to significantly decrease the sidewalk proposal. The discussion at council was as to why the appeal of the project hadn't gone to the Transportation Commission or even been reviewed by transportation or pedestrian safety staff. The Council made significant noise that this is often the practice and should be made standard.
Thursday the 6th
CDBG- Recommended approval of two Affordable Housing Projects, Find details in the agenda at https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=737925&GUID=4D772702-5E24-40A2-898F-6EE96704215A
Tuesday the 11th -
Thoreau PTO Meeting-could not Attend due to illness
Wednesday the 12th-could not Attend due to illness
Park Commission-I did not attend but have been working hard to find the right balance of dog access and enforcement as we do have problems with off leash dogs and cleaning up after dogs. I really hope we as dog owners can come together and hold each other accountable.
-I am also working on a legislation change to take the current penalty for an off leash offense from 4 tiers down to 2 and eliminate the use of warnings. This is a very large expansion of dog friendly space in madison and there need to be some tools put in place to recognize the significant concerns of community members who experience the negative outcomes of people deciding to operate outside of the agreed upon rules.
-Dog owners License their dogs and if you are taking your dog to the park with you, make sure they have a Park Pass-This is how I am hoping to pay for dog clean up stations at all dog friendly parks. So please pay for your license and pass, and make parks more inviting for everyone. Find fee information at https://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/play/dogsInParks.cfm
The site has not been updated for the upcoming change, but you will need a dog park permit as well as Dog License to take your dog to the park.
-Don't let your dog off leash outside of designated off leash parks-this is big!
-Pick up after your dog
Thursday the 13th-could not Attend due to illness- I have basically been bed ridden for three days
-Stay Healthy and take care of yourself and your family.
Flad Park Basketball court replacement public meeting-