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Alder Arvina Martin

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Council Vice President

Alder Arvina Martin,
Council Vice President

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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: Streets

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 15 Snow Emergency

by Stephen Schultz, Interim Streets Superintendent posted January 15, 2018 1:19 PM The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. This means alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect in the downtown/isthmus snow emergency zone as well as the rest of the City of Madison. This … [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]

Storm Damage Update

Alders received the following email communication from Mayor Soglin's Office: Madison city staff is continuing to triage traffic and flooding issues on the city's Westside, but there are specific intersections and roadways that are still water covered and dangerous. Motorists are being … [read more]

Flooding Updates (from Mayor's office and Public Health)

Hello Neighbors, I apologize for the frequency of today's posts, but I want you all to be aware of updates. This post will be lengthy, but has quite a bit of information that I want to make sure everyone is aware of. AS updates are available, I'll be sharing them. From the Mayor's Office: … [read more]

Flooding Updates, Thursday, 8/23

Hello everyone, We are likely to see more rain tomorrow. I'm including several updates here, so be prepared for lots of information. For the most up to date information, please see the City's Flood Updates (for things like road closures, cleanup information, and Metro Transit disruptions): … [read more]

Flooding Update, Monday 8/27 10AM

We were lucky to recieve less than an inch of rain here in Madison. Areas east of us got as much as 4-7". Flood levels are receding on several streets. We have RE-OPENED the following streets this morning: • Inbound E Washington (from N. Brearly to N Livingston) – all lanes … [read more]

Flash Flooding Risk Citywide Tues, 8/26, 6PM

City of Madison Floodng Update: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Issued: 6:00 p.m. Contact: Katie Crawley, Public Information Officer, City of Madison Emergency Operations Center ALERT: Flash Flooding Risks –City-wide. Conditions are favorable for urban flash flooding with 2-3" of rain in the next two … [read more]

Appliance Tag Fee Waivers through Friday

In order to assist those homeowners that experienced flood damage, fee stickers will be wavied from Monday, August 27, 2018 to Friday, August 31, 2018. Stickers will be required again beginning on Saturday, September 1, 2018. For more information, click here [read more]

Flood Update, Wed 8/29 PM

City of Madison Flooding Update - Wednesday, August 29, 2018 – 2:00 pm We are incredibly fortunate that, although we had a severe weather forecast for our area last night, the majority of the rain went to the north and south of Madison. That meant that although there were some minor lane closures … [read more]

Flood Update: Thursday 8/30 AM

City of Madison Flooding Update-Thursday, August 30, 2018 Issued: 10:00 a.m. In an effort to manage the water level on Lake Mendota, the flow of water through the Tenney dam has been increased. This will lead to rising water levels on the isthmus that will result in ponding on roadways and … [read more]

Flood Update: Thursday 8/30 AM

City of Madison Flooding Update-Thursday, August 30, 2018 Issued: 10:00 a.m. In an effort to manage the water level on Lake Mendota, the flow of water through the Tenney dam has been increased. This will lead to rising water levels on the isthmus that will result in ponding on roadways and … [read more]

Recycle tag waiver for flood victims extended

Recycling Fee Sticker Waiver Extended to Friday, September 7 The recycling fee sticker waiver for residents impacted by flood damage has been extended to Friday, September 7. Flood damaged items that require a recycling fee sticker will be collected from the curb without one. Residents can also … [read more]

Flood Update, Friday 8/31 PM

City of Madison Flooding Update - Friday, August 31 Issued: 1:30 p.m. We have a potentially threatening weather forecast. Check the latest weather forecast frequently. A small amount of rain will cause more pooling and potential lane closures. Don’t be complacent, the threat of river and … [read more]

Flood Update, Saturday 9/1 AM

Flooding concerns remain. As more rain rolls through Madison today, forecasts show even more rain to come. Lake levels remain high and the threat of flash flooding continue. Residents should keep sandbag barriers in place until notified they can be removed. For the most current … [read more]

Flood Update, Sunday 9/2 PM

Flooding Update, Sunday, 9/2 at 1pm The risk for flash flooding remains high this afternoon and into the evening. Madison residents in areas at risk of flash flooding should be prepared. Sandbag barriers should remain in place and vehicles should not be parked in low-lying areas. Lake … [read more]

Yard Waste Collection Begins Oct 1

Fall Leaves/Yard Waste Collection to Begin Monday, October 1 The City of Madison Streets Division will begin curbside leaf and yard waste collection for the fall on Monday, October 1. What is “Leaves and Yard Waste”? Yard waste includes: Leaves, weeds, garden trimmings, and other … [read more]

Budget Amendment for 2019 Citywide Flood Mitigation

Hello neighbors, This is a long update, but please read as it contains a lot of information regarding the Stormwater Management Amendment I am proposing. As you all know, the floods of August 20 affected many of our neighbors in District 11. Since then, I've been working with City … [read more]

Snow Plow Update, November 16

The following message is from the Streets Division, regarding the FIRST snowfall (with accumulation) Winter may have started a little early this year, but the Streets Division is ready for it. Forecasts predict snowfall will begin late Friday evening and last through Saturday morning. … [read more]

Snow Emergency EXTENDED

Snow Emergency Extended Until 7 a.m. Friday, January 25 A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Friday, January 25. Alternate side parking restrictions are in effect again tonight for the entire city of Madison, including the Snow Emergency … [read more]

Dangerous Winter Weather

With plunging temperatures and more snow expected, residents are being reminded to check in with elderly and disabled friends and neighbors. Because of the dangerous temperatures, area shelters are extending hours and providing transportation between overnight and day shelters. Occupancy quotas … [read more]


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]

Important: Road Conditions Monday, 1/28/19

All roadway users should anticipate extremely difficult conditions through the night and into Monday morning. The Streets Division has declared a snow emergency. All residents should choose off-street parking options throughout all of Madison, including the Snow Emergency Zone. When … [read more]


This is the final weekend to use the Streets Division's drop-off sites in 2019. This is also the final weekend for Madison residents to use the yard waste only drop-off site at 402 South Point Rd until it closes for the season. Winter drop-off site hours begin on Monday, December 9, … [read more]

Snow Plow Update, 12/30/2019

Tonight’s snowfall means 2019 will end the way it began – with snowy, slippery roads. And with Streets Division plow trucks working through the night to keep things safe. When the snows begin to fall this afternoon, the Streets Division will deploy 32 trucks to spread salt and plow the main … [read more]

Snow Plow Updates, 1/10/2020

The first significant snow of the season is here. And the Streets Division is ready. This a long-duration winter event that’s due to arrive in two waves. The first wave should begin to fall tonight, with potential high wind gusts. This update focuses just on this portion of the storm. Future … [read more]

Food Scraps Recycling!

FOOD SCRAPS RECYCLING Food scraps recycling will be available at the Streets Division drop-off sites. The program will begin on May 4, 2020 and last until October 31, 2020. Until then, check the below website to learn how the program will work once it starts. BASIC … [read more]

Green Infrastructure Pilot Public Information Meeting

Hello neighbors! A reminder that tomorrow the City of Madison Engineering Division will be hosting a public meeting to learn more about green infrastructure and a pilot project in the Westmorland neighborhood. The public is invited to attend an upcoming virtual public information meeting, 5:30 … [read more]

Snow Emergency 1/26/2021

The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency on January 26, 2021. This means alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect this evening starting at 1:00 a.m. for the Snow Emergency Zone as well as the rest of the City of Madison. The snow emergency will remain in effect until … [read more]

Snow Plowing Updates January 30, 2021

*The following is an update from the Streets Department* It's another snowy weekend in Madison, and the Streets Division plows will be out. This storm will disrupt travel tonight and commuting through Madison will remain very difficult throughout the day on Sunday. It is expected to start … [read more]


*The following is a message from the Streets Division* Citywide plowing operations continue. A snow emergency has been declared. Alternate side parking rules are in effect throughout the entire city. Plowing operations began at 10:00am. This is a slow process that can take 12 to 16 … [read more]

Early Start for Trash, Recycling, and Large Item Collections on February 4, 2021

Trash, recycling, and large item collections by the Streets Division will begin at 6:00am on Thursday, February 4, 2021. You must have your carts and items out for pickup before 6:00am. Items set out after 6:00am may not be picked up. When you set your collection carts and/or large items … [read more]


All city streets will be plowed tonight. Operations will begin later this evening once the storm is at or near its end. Choose off street parking options for your vehicles tonight if possible. Use caution if you choose to travel through the city today and tonight. A snow emergency has not been … [read more]

2021 Recyclopedia Now Available

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than picking up or downloading your copy of the 2021 Recyclopedia? Digital copies PDF can be downloaded from the Streets Division website. Printed copies can be mailed out upon request or collected from the Streets Division’s offices. To receive your … [read more]

Streets Division's New Work Order System for Large Items

Starting on May 28, 2021, the Streets Division's new work order system for large items will be available for the public to use. **You only need to use the work order system if the item you are dropping off requires a fee** If you are taking items to a drop-off site, you will need to … [read more]

No Streets Division Collections on Monday, July 5

Streets Division Drop-off Sites Also Closed There will be no refuse, recycling, brush, or large item collection on Monday, July 5, 2021 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The Streets Division drop-off sites will also be closed. Trash & Recycling Madison residents who … [read more]

Brush Collection Ending for 2021

The Streets Division's final brush collection opportunities for 2021 are happening now. Some neighborhoods have already received their final curbside collection opportunity for the year. Learn when your final set-out date for brush collection by entering your address into the … [read more]

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