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Alder Jael Currie

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Council Vice President

Alder Jael Currie,
Council Vice President

Contact Information

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 Currie’s Updates

Updates and Highlights for the Week of March 28, 2022

March 27, 2022 1:57 PM

Greetings friends and neighbors,

I hope this message finds you well! In this update you will find,

- District 16 Specific Events

- Information about the April 5th Spring Election 

- Listening Sessions w/Senator Agard

- City of Madison Employment Opportunities and

- Highlights for the Week of March 28, 2022

I will be on vacation Monday 3/28/22 – Sunday 4/3/22. If you are in need of City assistance during the weekday, please contact the Common Council office by phone (608-266-4071) or email (council@cityofmadison.com).

Take good care and have a great week!

- Jael


Elvehjem Neighborhood Annual Meeting

Saturday April 9, 10am

Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1201 Droster Rd, 53716

All residents of Elvehjem Neighborhood are invited and encouraged to attend our in-person Annual Meeting this year! Meet the ENA Board of Directors, vote on the 2022 budget, learn about neighborhood events and initiatives, and have the opportunity to join or renew your annual membership dues!

Enjoy free pizza, coffee, & refreshments after the meeting and have an opportunity to meet & greet some of our distinguished guests:

  • Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway
  • Alder Jael Currie
  • State Senator Melissa Agard
  • State Representative Samba Baldeh
  • Madison Police Dept Neighborhood Resource Officer, Alexa Graham
  • Madison Public Schools Board President Ali Muldrow
  • Madison Public Schools Board Member Maia Pearson

Flashlight Egg Hunt egghunt

Saturday, April 9, 8:15pm - 9:15pm

Door Creek Park, 7035 Littlemore Dr, 53718

Ages: Grades 4 - 8

Registration Fee: $10 for Madison residents, $15 for non-residents

Flashlight Egg Hunt is back and it's better than ever! Think you can handle the darkness? Then find your flashlights and register for the MSCR Flashlight Egg Hunt to see what we have hiding in the dark. We have expanded our hunting grounds and added more eggs-now over 2,000 of them! Everyone leaves with something sweet, but only the lucky ones find our prize eggs. The event is held rain or moonshine, so dress for the weather. Absolutely no adults are allowed on the hunting field, but are welcome to watch the fun. Pre-registration is required, Event is expected to sell out. Participants must bring a bag and a strong flashlight.

Register at https://apm.activecommunities.com/mscractivenet/Activity_Search/day-trips-outdoor-flashlight-egg-hunt/24672


Spring Election - Tuesday April 5, 2022

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As you prepare for the Spring Election on April 5, the City of Madison Clerk's Office wants to remind you what types of photo ID you can use for voting in Wisconsin.

In-person absentee voting began on Tuesday, March 22nd and is available at several locations throughout the City of Madison. The location of closest proximity to D16 is the Pinney Branch Library (516 Cottage Grove Rd). In-person absentee voting is available at Pinney 11:00am – 6:00pm Monday – Friday (3/22/22-4/1/22) and 11:00am – 4:00pm Saturday 4/1/22. Be advised, registering to vote on April 2, 2022 is prohibited per state law. Completed absentee ballots can also be returned to an in-person absentee voting location during the location's voting hours.

This election will elect our next:

  • Court of Appeals Judge (1)
  • Circuit Court Judge (5)
  • County Board Supervisor and
  • Madison Metropolitan School District School Board Member (3)

You can view a sample ballot for your address on the MyVote Wisconsin website.

D16 Polling Locations; Open 7:00am - 8:00pm April 5th

  • City Church – 4909 E. Buckeye Rd, 53716 
  • Our Saviour's Lutheran Church – 1201 Droster Rd, 53716
  • Door Creek Church – 6602 Dominion Dr, 53718
  • City of Madison Fire Station #14 – 3201 Dairy Drive, 53716
  • West Minster Senior Apartments – 6160 Dell Drive, 53718

Visit https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/My-Polling-Place for assistance determining your assigned polling place.


Upcoming Listening Sessions

Senator Melissa Agard (State Senate, District 16) will be hosting three listening sessions in our community during the month of April. This is an opportunity to have conversations wiith State leaders and share what matters most to you. 

1. 48th Assembly District Listening Session with Representative Samba Baldeh

When: Wednesday, April 6, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Where: Pinney Library, Community Room – 516 Cottage Grove Rd, Madison, WI 53716

2. 46th Assembly District Listening Session

When: Wednesday, April 13, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Where: Stoughton Opera House – 381 E Main St, Stoughton, WI 53589
Please note that this listening session will require proof of vaccination and wearing a mask for attendance, as per Stoughton Opera House policy.

3. 47th Assembly District Listening Session with Representative Jimmy Anderson
When: Thursday, April 14, from 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Where: Monona Public Library, Municipal Room – 1000 Nichols Rd, Madison, WI 53716
A virtual option will be available. Please reach out to Sen.Agard@legis.wi.gov for more information.


City of Madison Employment Opportunities

Open and competitive opportunity for Metro Transit Operators with the City of Madison Metro Transit. The positions currently start full time at $25.43/hour. In addition, applicants do not have to get their Commercial Driver's Permit prior to their first day with Metro. Metro will train those they hire (at the full hourly rate) to take their permit and then, their CDL road test. Passing both of these tests are required to maintain employment. 

Learn more/apply at: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/madisonwi/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=3479157

The Engineering Division is looking for Seasonal Construction Inspectors-Hourly to join our team! No experience is necessary to apply. Training is provided. Seasonal Construction Inspectors will also receive a bonus of $200 for every 80 hours worked, up to a maximum of $3,000 total bonus for the full 2022 season in addition to their hourly wage.

Learn more/apply at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/madisonwi/jobs/3357879/construction-inspector-hourly?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs 


Highlights for the Week of March 28, 2022

Events

  • The City of Madison along with The Bubbler at Madison Public Library offer an exciting opportunity for an artist(s) to have an 11-month residency in a dedicated art studio at Thurber Park. The Artist-in-Residence has access to a rent-free studio space (including heat, electricity, and water but not WIFI service) for 11-months, and receives a $7,080 stipend. The artist has the opportunity to create an outdoor public artwork for consideration by the City of Madison. In addition, the Artist-in-Residence works closely with The Bubbler at Madison Public Library to engage the local community through open studio days, community workshops, or other strategies determined by the artist and residency administrators. Learn more about this opportunity here.
  • The Madison Senior Center's annual celebration of local artists age 55+ is back after a two year pandemic hiatus. All artists age 55+, those who like to dabble, those who are quite serious, and everyone in between, are invited to participate. Learn more here.

Announcements

  • Financial assistance to homeowners impacted by the coronavirus pandemic is now available through the Wisconsin Help for Homeowners (WHH) program - On Monday, March 7, Governor Tony Evers announced the launch of the Wisconsin Help for Homeowners (WHH) program - a $92 million statewide program. Eligible homeowners (with and without a mortgage) who have experienced financial hardship because of the coronavirus pandemic can now receive financial assistance with overdue housing-related bills like mortgage payments, local property taxes, utilities, housing counseling and legal services. Eligible households can receive a maximum award of $40,000. Application is live and open on a first-come, first-served basis at homeownerhelp.wi.gov. To get additional information and assistance, call 1-855-2-HOME-WI (4663-94). Application portal and call center are available in Spanish, Hmong, and Somali in addition to English.
  • The Streets Division would like to remind residents that the Badger Road and South Point drop-off sites will be closed on Monday, March 28. The only drop-off site that will be open on March 28 is the drop-off site at 4602 Sycamore Avenue. The site will be open 7:30am until 2:30pm on this date. Read the press release here, and get more information about the drop-off sites here.
  • Madison BCycle and Madison Public Library have relaunched the Community Pass Program in conjunction with the return of BCycles to stations around Madison on March 15. The program, in partnership with the Madison Public Library Foundation , enables riders to use their Madison Public Library card to access one of over 350 electric bikes. Learn more here.
  • Anyone with a Madison Public Library card can now enjoy 30,000+ free videos from Kanopy  thanks to support from the Madison Public Library Foundation . Kanopy offers high-quality films to libraries around the globe that inspire, educate and entertain. Their unique selection offers something for everyone, from award winning indie films to important and timely documentaries, to foreign films, popular cinema, children's shows and more. Read more here.

Save the Date

  • Make Music Madison registration for its tenth annual outdoor, citywide musical celebration held on the summer solstice, June 21, opened on Friday, March 25. The 2021 event featured 312 concerts at 112 venues with over 1,000 individual musicians. Registration to perform or host a performance opens this month. Learn more at http://www.makemusicmadison.org/.
  • The Fair Housing Center of Greater Madison is offering a free online fair housing training seminar for owners and managers of rental properties, or staff operating residential programs, in Madison on Thursday, April 28, 11:00 – 12:30 a.m. To register for this free online seminar, visit https://tinyurl.com/MadisonFairHousingTraining or call 608-257-0853. The seminar will include information about the protected classes and prohibited practices delineated by local, state and federal fair housing laws, as well as emerging issues such as sexual harassment and hate incidents in housing situations. If you need materials in alternate formats or other accommodations to access the services, please call 608-257-0853. The material presented during the seminar is intended for general information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Recording of the seminar is not permitted.



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