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Alder Barbara Vedder

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Alder Barbara Vedder

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Home Address:

2314 E Dayton St

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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District 12 Blog

Exploring the City's Website

November 9, 2015 1:00 PM

Over the last few days I've received some emails that prompted me to do something a little different. While I'm always happy to help people connect with city services, our website has some pretty terrific resources that are available to all residents.

I thought I would highlight a few of them. This list is certainly not comprehensive, but is a response to some of the request I get for information.  Hope this helps you when you're searching for some information.

Report A Problem 

A general "catch all" of concerns, observations, praise and complaints. Some of the topics that you can "Report A Problem" include:

  • Abandoned Vehicles
  • Animal Control
  • Discrimination
  • Potholes
  • Recycling/Refuse/Brush Collection
  • Taxi Cabs
  • Snow Removal
  • Sidewalk Concerns
  • Traffic Signals/Street Lights and Signs
  • Drinking Water
  • Metro Feedback
  • Parking Enforcement
    • Building Inspection
    • Weeds and Overgrown Vegetation
    • Exterior Housing
    • Interior Housing

Common Council Resource Guide 

A guide of the city and the city's website. Want to know more about how your city governement is organized or what different agencies do? You can explore more here.

Search City Legislation

The city uses something called Legistrar to track pending legislation for the Madison Common Council and committess. Here you can seach for different items and find out the status and more information about the details.

Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (NTMP)

Want a Speed Hump, Traffic Circle or curb bump-outs for your street? Here's the place to start to learn about the process, what is an isn't done in the city as well as a Frequently Asked Questions section.

Reserve A Park Shelter 

Want to reserve a shelter in one of our parks? Here's all the information you need. BTW, tomorrow Nov 10 begins the lottery for 2016!

Look Up Assessments 

Want to know what we know about your home or assessements on your street? You can look them up online!

Economic Business/Employment/Home Buying Assistance

Our city's Econominc Development division is here to help. Starting a business, looking for a job or buying a new home? There may be assistance for you!

Where Do I Vote? 

The City Clerk is the place to find out where you vote, as well as when elections happen.

Apply for A Job in the City 

Our Human Resources Department maintains a list of all current jobs available, including an online application process.

My Account (Sign up for Emails) 

You've signed up for this list, but there are so many other lists that you could join to find out about information about weather issues, road construction, different city projects, emails from different departments as well as the Mayor and Council. 

Engineering Projects 

Want to know more about road construction, bike path or other projects happening in your area or throughout the city? This is the spot.

Do You need a permit? 

Are you doing something to your house and don't know if you need a Building Permit? Here's one spot to check out all the different requirements. 

Keeping Chickens 

Want to keep chickens in your yard or find out if your neigbor is following the rules? Here's a link to what you need to know.

Bee Keeping 

Same with bee keeping...

Library Hours and Locations 

Our Madison Public Library is an amazing resources. Know when libraries are open and where they are.

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