Alder Sue Ellingson
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Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
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REMINDER - NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING
Water Utility, 119 E Olin Ave
• 5:30-6:30p, Brittingham Boats
• 6:30-7:30p, Rhythm & Booms
BOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERS
Wed 3/12 - 6:30p
Olbrich, 3300 Atwood Ave
I believe the Park Commission will consider Brittingham Boats' request to add pontoon boats. The agenda is not posted yet. You can check it here: https://madison.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx
WINGRA CREEK NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING
Mon 3/17 - 6:30p
Goodman Library, 2222 S Park St
The goals of this project are to address bank stabilization, provide channel improvements, and enhance the natural features in Wingra Creek. It covers the reach between the stone railroad bridge (Baird Street) and Olin Avenue. Engineering staff will report on design progress towards goals agreed upon at the last meeting and discuss needed revisions and remaining issues, such as a possible weir structure.
Sally Swenson, (608)266-4862, email@example.com
MONROE ST LISTENING SESSION - RESCHEDULED
Thurs, April 10 - 6:30p
Hotel Red, 1501 Monroe St
Monroe St reconstruction is scheduled for 2015. This is a listening session to gather your ideas. (The originally scheduled meeting for March 20 is canceled.)
Water Utility, 119 E Olin Ave
• BRITTINGHAM BOATS
Brittingham Boats proposes to add 2-3 low-powered pontoon boats for rental. The boats would be stored at the boat slip space on the Lake Monona Sailing Club pier.
• RHYTHM & BOOMS
(This meeting was originally at 6:00, but is changed to 6:30.)
Rhythm & Booms will be held on Lake Monona on June 28, 2014, with viewing from John Nolen Dr. Rita Kelliher of Madison Festivals will give a presentation and take your questions.
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was found near Warner Park this past November. The City of Madison has an estimated 21,700 City-owned street (terrace) ash trees and many more in parks. The City's plan for EAB was approved by the Common Council in 2012 and updated in 2013.
For City-owned street trees:
- Ash trees on the terrace will be cut down if they are in poor condition, are located under power lines, or measure less than 10" in diameter. This work has begun.
- Forestry will continue with branch sampling to look for new infestations.
- In late May, Forestry will start chemical treatments for ash street trees that are healthy, are not located under power lines, and are more than 10". The city will use injection treatments, not soil drench treatments, to protect water quality. All terrace trees meeting the treatment criteria will be treated by 2016 at the City's expense. For this reason, adoption of terrace trees is not needed.
- Forestry will replant street trees in most locations.
Adopt-a-Tree in Madison Parks
Residents can adopt an ash tree in any Madison park and have it treated for EAB by a City licensed tree contractor at their own expense. The request form for adoption will be made available soon on the Madison Parks website (http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/). Ash trees must be in good condition and greater than 10" in diameter. Once the adoption is approved, the City will issue the treatment permit directly to the licensed tree contractor you hire. Licensed tree contractors can be found on the Madison Public Works website: http://www.cityofmadison.com/business/pw/prequalifiedContractors.cfm
Replanting the urban forest
You can help support replanting the City's urban forest. The Madison Parks Foundation has established the Emerald Ash Borer Tree Replacement fund to replace trees in the park system that will be lost to the Emerald Ash Borer. Find out more on the Madison Parks Foundation website: http://madisonparksfoundation.org/support-the-parks/how-to-give/
Privately owned trees
Madison Parks website has a Homeowner's Toolkit to help you identify ash trees, symptoms of EAB and make a decision whether to treat or not treat your own ash trees in your private landscape: http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/services/forestry/pests/EAB/toolkit.cfm
The city strongly recommends that you treat your ash trees using the direct injection method rather than the soil drench method in order to protect our lakes and ground water.
These websites have more information on finding a service provider:
Madison Public Works website: http://www.cityofmadison.com/business/pw/prequalifiedContractors.cfm
TAX ASSISTANCE AT THE LIBRARY
EDGEWOOD MASTER PLAN - PLAN COMMISSION
Mon 3/24 - 6:00p
Rm 201 City-County Blg, 210 MLKing Jr Blvd
The Plan Commission will consider the Edgewood Master Plan at this meeting.
MADISON ARTS COMMISSION GRANTS
2/18, 2/24 - Grant writing workshops
2/27-3/14 - Grant assistance clinics
Grants provide up to $3,000 for cultural performances, exhibitions or events; arts-based educational programming; or outdoor summer concerts.
Karin Wolf, Arts Program Administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org
THE RULES FOR CLEARING SIDEWALKS
- Sidewalks must be cleared of snow and ice within 24 hours.
- If it is not possible to clear the snow and ice, the sidewalk must be well sanded. Locations for free sand: http://www.cityofmadison.com/residents/winter/SnowIce/sand.cfm
- If a complaint is made to Building Inspection about your sidewalk and the inspector finds the walk is not cleared or well sanded, you can be given a citation.
This sounds tough, I know. But we all depend on being able to walk safely--your kids, your neighbor's kids, the elderly couple next door.
Thanks for your help.
ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING REMINDER
Through 3/15/14 - 1:00a-7:00a
• Park on the ODD house numbered side of the street 1:00a-7:00a on ODD numbered days.
• Park on the EVEN house numbered side of the street 1:00a-7:00a on EVEN numbered days.
Alternate side parking rules are in effect seven days a week 1:00a-7:00a regardless of weather conditions. The City has this policy because snow plowing in alternate side parking areas costs one tenth as much as in snow emergency zones. (In District 13, only Proudfit St is in the snow emergency zone.)