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Alder Barbara Vedder

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Alder Barbara Vedder

Contact Information

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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February 2, 2016 7:12 PM

Fordem Avenue Resurfacing Meeting

The City of Madison is proposing to resurface Fordem Avenue from East Johnson Street to Sherman Avenue in 2016. A project location map is enclosed for your reference. City Engineering will host a public informational meeting regarding the project on:

  • February 10, 2016, at 6:00pm
  • Webcrafters Inc., Downstairs Meeting Room
  • 2107 Fordem Avenue

The meeting is being held in order to inform property owners and residents and receive public input regarding the construction project. A short presentation will be given by City Staff at 6:00pm to explain the proposed project and traffic limitations during construction. The public is invited to attend and offer comments.

The proposed project is a street resurfacing project which will include the replacement of the asphalt pavement and the City's underground utilities. The existing pavement, sanitary sewer, storm sewer and water main will be replaced with the project. The concrete curb and gutter, sidewalk and drive aprons will be replaced only on an as needed basis. Representatives from City Engineering and City Traffic Engineering will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the project.

To request special needs or other accommodations or should you have any questions regarding the proposed project, please contact Mr. Glen Yoerger, City Engineering at 261-9177 or email at Hearing impaired persons may contact the City's TDD number at 1-866-704-2315 to make arrangements for assistance during the meeting.

Aberg Avenue Billboards  

County Board Supervisor Paul Rusk is seeking input regarding the three billboards along Aberg Avenue. The five-year contract is up for renewal.

The airport would receive $35,000 per year in annual income. This income is restricted to the airport use and can not be used for anything other than airport operations allowable under federal FAA rules. So it has no impact on human services or any other County spending.

Thank you for helping to get the word out. Please let Paul Rusk know if you have and questions at any questions.

Save the Date: Oscar Mayer Public Listening Session

The City is working on hosting a Oscar Mayer/Kraft site Listening Session on Wednesday February 24 starting at 6:30pm at the Warner Park Community and Recreation Center.

This will be an opportunity for residents to express their thoughts, concerns and opinions. This will mostly be a listening sessions, however if there is any information that is available we will share it.

Extended Hours for Absentee Voting

The Madison City Clerk's Office is open for in-person absentee voting all hours permitted by state law: 8:00 am to 7:00pm weekdays, February 1-12.

Voters must present an acceptable form of photo ID before receiving an absentee ballot. The following types of ID are accepted under state law:

  • Wisconsin driver license expiring no earlier than November 4, 2014 (date of the last November election)
  • Wisconsin photo ID issued by the Department of Transportation expiring no earlier than November 4, 2014
  • U.S. passport (book or card) expiring no earlier than November 4, 2014
  • Military ID card expiring no earlier than November 4, 2014
  • Certificate of Naturalization issued within the last two years
  • Unexpired Wisconsin driver license or state ID card receipt
  • ID card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin
  • Unexpired ID issued by a Wisconsin accredited university or college that contains an issuance date, a student signature, and an expiration date within two years of issuance; card must be accompanied by proof of current enrollment

Veterans Administration ID cards, out-of-state driver licenses, out-of-state ID cards, and high school ID cards are not acceptable forms of voter ID under Wisconsin law.

The address on the voter's ID does not matter for purposes of proving one's identity. The name on the ID, however, must reasonably conform to the voter's name on the poll book.
City of Madison residents may also register to vote in the City Clerk's Office through February 12, or at the polls on Election Day. All voter registrations must be accompanied by proof of address--one of the following documents, paper or electronic, showing the voter's current name and current address:

  • Utility bill issued in the last 90 days (water, gas, electric, cable, internet, landline phone, or cellular phone)
  • Bank or credit union statement
  • Unexpired Wisconsin driver license/ID
  • Government document
  • Government check
  • Paycheck
  • Current residential lease
  • Affidavit from a homeless shelter or social service agency providing services for the homeless
  • Edgewood College fee statement issued within the last nine months, accompanied by Edgewood College student ID card

Voters may visit to check their voter registration, find out what will be on the ballot, check the status of an absentee request, or find their polling location.

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