City of
Madison

District 11

Alder Arvina Martin

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Council Vice President

Alder Arvina Martin,
Council Vice President

Contact Information

Home Address:

4901 Waukesha Street
Madison , WI 53705

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 Martin’s Blog

Tag: Advisory

Midvale/Mineral Point School Year Crossing Guard

The Pedestrian/Bike/Motor Vehicle Commission will be meeting on June 27 at 5PM, and will be taking up several school year crossing guard locations. The Midvale/Mineral Point intersection is one of the intersections where the Adopted School Crossing Protection Criteria has recommended … [read more]

Safety Reminder

Hello Neighbors! I spoke with Captain Cory Nelson, from the West Police District, regarding neighborhood safety issues. There are still people breaking into unlocked cars, or opened garage doors across the district. Please always remember to keep valuables locked inside your … [read more]

Sheboygan Avenue Construction Project

Hello neighbors! I am forwarding information regarding a water main installation project that will be starting soon: Madison Water Utility Customer: Madison Water Utility will be beginning a water main installation project on Sheboygan Ave in early to mid-September 2017. The project … [read more]

Closure--University Avenue Ramps to Old Middleton Road

ROAD CLOSURE UPDATE! Both the on-ramp and the off-ramp from University Avenue to Old Middleton Road will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, September 7th from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The ramp closures are needed to install pavement markings on University Avenue. There are no scheduled Metro … [read more]

Budget Listening Session

Hello neighbors! i will be jointing Alders Cheeks and Phair tomorrow, Saturday 9 for a Budget Listening Session at Sequoya Library. Please come to learn a little more about the city's budget and to make your priorities known: Saturday September 9, 2017 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Sequoya … [read more]

Residents Asked to Apply to Serve on Task Force on Structure of City Government

Seven Resident Appointments Available The Common Council adopted Resolution, Legislative File No. 47707 on September 5, 2017 creating a special task force on city governance to examine the structure and powers of the Common Council and its committees and the structure and powers of the … [read more]

Prescribed burn tomorrow (10/19/2017) at Owen Conservation Park

Madison Parks will conduct an early-season prescribed burn at Owen Conservation Park tomorrow, Thursday, October 19, 2017. We expect the predicted low wind speeds to allow smoke to lift almost vertically, minimizing impacts to homes in the surrounding area. Still, people may see or smell smoke … [read more]

Alternate Side Parking Starts November 15

Alternate Side Parking Rules Begin November 15 at 1am The City of Madison's alternate side parking restrictions begin at 1 a.m. on Wednesday, November 15th. Alternate side parking is in effect from November 15 to March 15 for the entire City of Madison, except for those in the Snow … [read more]

Yard Waste Collection

Pumpkin Spiced Leaf Piles Are Back! This time of year we put pumpkins in everything. We have it in our lattes, cookies, cereal – even our deodorant and pizza. But let's not forget you can spice up your leaf piles with pumpkins, too! Streets Division crews are out now performing curbside … [read more]

Yard Waste Collection THIS SATURDAY!

On Saturday, November 25, the Streets Division will perform curbside yard waste collection. Crews will be working a 10-hour day on November 25. Due to the lateness of the season, and the number of yard waste piles still at the curb, Streets Division staff determined that crews should … [read more]

Jan 11 Winter Weather Road Conditions

The Streets Division will dispatch 33 crews to maintain the salt routes and sand first areas during tonight’s winter event. Crews will maintain their routes through the after-work rush hour and into the evening. Current forecasts show the snow may linger late into the night, so a fresh … [read more]

January 16, Continuing Snow Emergency

Snow Emergency Continues Until 7 a.m. Wednesday, January 17 A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Wednesday, January 17. This means alternate side parking restrictions are in effect throughout the entire city again tonight, including the … [read more]

Road Salt Study at Well 14

Madison Water Utility now has a project page (Road Salt Study at Well 14) dedicated to an on-going series of studies into road salt impacts on Well 14 – the drinking water well located at 5130 University Avenue in the Spring Harbor neighborhood. The webpage describes the results of the Borehole … [read more]

Snow Updates, 3/5/17

Hello! As of 2:30PM, snow is starting to fall on the west side! Snow and winds will could contribute to dangerous road conditions during the evening commute. Also, from Madison Streets: "When the snows begin later Monday, the Streets Division will deploy 32 crews to maintain the salt … [read more]

Statewide Tornado Drill, Thursday, April 12

WI EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT RELEASE: Wisconsin’s Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week April 9-13, 2018 CONTACT: Andrew Beckett | ngwi.pao@mail.mil | 608-242-3211 MADISON, Wis. — Governor Scott Walker has declared April 9-13, 2018, as Wisconsin’s Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness … [read more]

Heat Advisory

Hello, Neighbors! A heads up that it will be extremely hot and humid today, through Saturday. Heat index readings are expected to be in the 100-105 degree range in this window. Please exercise caution in this weather, stay hydrated, stay in Air Conditioning, and keep an eye on neighbors … [read more]

Dane County Bird Tests Positive for West Nile

Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) reports that a dead bird found in Dane County has West Nile virus. This is the first bird that tested positive for West Nile virus in Dane County this year since monitoring for the mosquito-transmitted virus began May 1st. “Finding this bird … [read more]

Road Flooding

We are experiencing extreme hazards throughout the west side of Madison with flooded roads. Street flooding is occurring at multiple locations and appear to be more numerous on the west side of Madison. The public is asked not to drive this evening. In addition to the rain that has already … [read more]

Beware of Door-to-Door Contractors During Flood Cleanup

The following is a message from Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection regarding unethical contractors after this week's storms and flooding. We've not heard any reports of these kinds of contractors approaching residents, but it is a good reminder to do research … [read more]

Two more flood updates:

We have two more updates tonight, from the Mayor's Office: 1. Due to rising lake levels, City Traffic Engineering staff are closing a portion of East Johnson Street this evening. It will be closed from 1st Street to Baldwin. Detours have been established, 1st Street to East … [read more]

Lake Level Update, Saturday, 8/25, 6:00 PM

As of this morning, the last 24 hours brought Lake Mendota down 1 inch and Lake Monona up 1 inch The Tenney Dam is discharging at 730 cubic feet per second and the County is planning to slow the discharge rate starting this evening. As a result, by Sunday morning the drop in Lake Mendota is … [read more]

Flood Update, Tuesday 8/28 PM

Hello everyone, we're going to be getting more rain, and more storming north and north east of Madison can potentially have impacts on the lake levels. This update has more information regarding the flooding situation on the Isthmus, but I do want to make sure that everyone is aware of the chance … [read more]

Flooding Update, Friday, 10/5

We will be under a Flash Flooding Watch this evening, from 7PM through Saturday afternoon. We are predicted to get between 1-2 inches of rain this evening and into the morning. This Heavy rainfall on top of already saturated soil will bring the potential for flash flooding in the City of … [read more]

Water Main Flushing

Water Main Flushing plans beginning Monday, November 5th(all flushing is daytime unless otherwise noted): MAP: http://www.cityofmadison.com/water/Documents/flushingschedule.pdf Area 12 (West): 3-5 runs per day Run ID Run Description 12249 S Midvale Blvd - Hillcrest Dr - Gregg … [read more]

Union South Fireworks, Saturday, November 24

On Saturday, November 24, at approximately 1:15PM, there will be fireworks set off at Union South, in honor of Mike Leckrone's last home game as UW Marching Band Director. [read more]

SNOW EMERGENCY DECLARED, 1/27/2019

Madison Declares Snow Emergency The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. This means alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect tonight for the Snow Emergency Zone as well as the rest of the City of Madison. The snow emergency will remain in effect until at least 7 a.m. on … [read more]

January 2019 Property Tax Payment Grace Period

Property Tax Payments January 2019 Due to the extreme cold and City offices remaining closed on January 31, we want property tax payers to know they have the following options: Pay online: at www.cityofmadison.com/treasurer. Pay by mail: Return the bottom portion of your property tax bill … [read more]

Catalytic Converter Thefts

Hello neighbors! I am sharing a blog from the Madison Police Department regarding an uptick in thefts from hybrid cars. For more information, contact the MPD Non Emergency line listed below: Recently, the City of Madison and neighboring jurisdictions within Dane County have experienced an … [read more]

COVID 19 Updates, 3/15/2020

Thank you all for your patience and understanding throughout this unprecendented time of long term school closings, and social distancing, etc. This is a very challenging time for our entire community, and our actions now will be important for preventing the spread of this virus. With that, I am … [read more]

Community Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Occurring in Dane County

Hello neighbors, I'm passing on an urgent message from the Public Health of Madison and Dane County: Community members should stay home as much as possible Public Health Madison & Dane County is announcing several new cases of COVID-19 that indicate community spread of the virus. … [read more]

Covid 19 Updates, 3/18/2020

Hello neighbors, As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, I try hard to manage the balance between keeping you all updated (via this blog), while not clogging your inboxes. To that end, I've been working on a way to keep critical information at your fingertips, without sending … [read more]

COVID 19 Updates, 3/20/2020

Hello Neighbors, I have a lot of information to share, and am combining as much as I can here. I had hoped for it to be more concise, but there is a lot happening, and that you all should be aware of. I also want to say thank you to everyone who is coping with our current situation. Social … [read more]

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