Hi everyone, I hope you're having a great day and are getting a chance to enjoy the weather. 

This week property owners received their tax assessments and I understand the stress that this can bring. Many of you are quite concerned about the impact these assessments will have on your taxes. For those of you who are senior adults, the city's Property Tax Assistance for Seniors is available for those of you who wish to age in place. For those of you who are not seniors and need some help, here is a Tax Payer Assistance Resources Sheet from Dane County. I hope that these programs can help alleviate some anxiety around your tax assessments.

There have been quite a few concerns about construction in our district, especially the Atwood Ave. project. The teams working on the project are doing their best to complete them as quickly as possible. Please make sure that you bookmark the Atwood Avenue Project page for updates during the duration of the project. I've heard from several people who are concerned about the environmental impact of the concrete reclamation area. The city has assured me that they are taking your concerns seriously. The contractors are using water for particulate mitigation. I hope that this will help ease your mind as the projects continue. 

This week I will have working hours for you to come visit and chat about what's happening in the area on May 18th from 10am-11am at Garver. We'll be on the patio if weather cooperates.

I wanted to say "thank you" to all of you for your continued support and most importantly for caring about our district and our city.

Have a great week!
Ald. Dina Nina

SASY Annual Membership Meeting
The Sasy Annual Membership Meeting is at 5:30pm on May 11 at Garver Feed Mill! We'll have a social hour with light appetizers and a cash bar, followed by organization news and updates, introductions of our new alders and current county board supervisor, and board elections.
We will be holding elections for half of our board seats (two-year terms), and there are many that do not have an incumbent. We encourage anyone in the neighborhood to consider running for a board seat! The commitment requires monthly meetings, volunteer shifts at Atwoodfest. Depending on interests, additional committee participation is also possible. Please email me with any questions!
Flyer for SASY's Annual Membership Meeting at Garver Feed Mill

Eastmorland Community Association - Annual Meeting @ Lansing Food Forest
When: May 11th at 7pm
Where: Lansing Food Forest 

Please vote in our Eastmorland Community Association elections (poll is open until 5/11) and share with your neighbors!
We will officially tally the votes (and have an option for in person voting) at our annual meeting at 7PM on 5/11 at the Lansing Food Forest, following the first Market/Seed Swap of the season!

LENA Meeting - In the Park With Pizza!
When: Mon, May 15, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: Lake Edge Park, 511 Park Ct, Madison, WI 53716, USA (map)

We are excited to announce that our May LENA meeting will be in Lake Edge Park in person! No Zoom!

Our new District 15 Alder, Dina Nina Martinez-Rutherford will be our guest!  Dina Nina will tell us a bit about her first weeks as Alder and discuss some issues effecting our neighborhood.   We will have a few more agenda items as we get closer to the day.

At 6:00pm there will be a sign making activity.  We plan to create some positive energy for all!  Supplies provided

The meeting will begin around 6:45

Please RSVP to this google doc so we have an idea how much to order:

Weather:  If it's decent out then we'll proceed. If it's thunderstorms then we'll decide on the day and update email and socials with details.WhenMon, May 15, 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Eastside Alders Meet and Greet Event 5/26, 5:30-7:30pm at La Taguara

Join Alders Jael Currie (D16), Sabrina Madison (D17), Derek Field (D3) and myself at La Taguara for an East Side Alder Meet & Greet. Light refreshments will be provided. Special thanks to Alder Madison for the idea and getting us together! We hope to see you there! 
Eastside Alders Meet and Greet May 26, 2023 at La Taguara, 5:30-7:30pm

Meeting & Event Highlights for the Week of May 8, 2023


  • Finance Committee: The Finance Committee meeting will be held in virtual format on Monday, May 8, 2023 at 4:30 PM. Agenda item include amending the 2023 adopted Mayor’s Office Sustainability Improvements Project Capital Budget to accept a grant award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA); and more! 



  • West Area Open House, Wednesday, May 10, 2023: During the West Area Plan kickoff meetings residents shared questions and comments about a variety of topics and projects other City departments and divisions are working on.  As a result, Planning Division staff coordinated a multi-agency open house to bring together residents and staff from various City divisions.  The open house is scheduled for Wednesday, May 10, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Lussier Community Education Center, 55 S. Gammon Road.  Please join us - Metro service is available on route 67 and parking is also available. The open house will cover a variety of projects  and initiatives.



  • East Side Farmers' Market, Tuesday, May 9, 2023: The Eastside Farmers' Market is Madison Wisconsin’s finest weekday farmers' market. Our goal is to bring the freshest Wisconsin grown food direct to the heart of the East side. Our vendor members are agricultural producers and food artisans who make value added products from Wisconsin's agricultural bounty.


  • Dane County Farmers' Market - Wednesday Market, Wednesday, May 10, 2023: The Wednesday Dane County Farmers’ Market is located on the 200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, in between the Madison Municipal Building and the City County Building. While more intimate than the Saturday Market, you will still find many of your favorite Dane County Farmers’ Market members, as well as a full array of fruits and vegetables, eggs, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, bakery items, cut flowers, plants, and many specialty items.



Conservation Park Tours are educational staff-guided walks held at various conservation parks on the 2nd Wednesday, May - October. Event starting times vary, depending on the sunset, and typically last about 90 minutes. Walks are held rain or shine, free to attend, easy-paced, and family-friendly. No registration is required. Most locations do NOT have restrooms. As always, dogs and pets are prohibited in all conservation parks.



  • WPCRC Family Fun Night, Friday, May 12, 2023: WPCRC Family Fun Nights are in partnership with Madison School Community Recreation and offers local families a wide selection of fun activities. Sign your family up today!


Heads Up!

  • Meadowlands and Tree Lane Resource Fairs: Does your organization provide activities, resources, or services that could benefit the children and families living in the Meadowlands and Tree Lane Apartments this summer?  Public Health Madison & Dane County is hosting resource fairs at each of these locations in May.

Meadowlands Apartments – 6810 Milwaukee St., Saturday, May 20th 12-3pm

Tree Lane Apartments – 7510 Tree Ln, Wednesday, May 24th 3-6 pm

If you would like to attend one or both of these fairs, please complete the following survey to assist with planning. Or contact our team at violenceprevention@publichealthmdc.com.

YES MY ORG WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND! Responses requested by Friday, May 12, 2023!







  • Mow Two Times this Low Mow May 2023: The City invites the community to support its pollinators and green spaces by mowing less and joining in its Low Mow May 2023 efforts.  



Category: Weekly Update