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Alder Samba Baldeh

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Alder Samba Baldeh

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Home Address:

5150 Crescent Oaks Dr
Madison , WI 53704

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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Elections Updates and More

November 8, 2016 12:12 AM

Neighbors and Residents of District 17

Tuesday, November 8th is election day. If you are not sure where to vote visit the City Clerk site here. Need a ride to your polling station, call Union Cab at 608-242-2000 for a free ride. Polls open at 7am and close at 8pm.

Mark your calendars for the first round of community meetings related to "Imagine Madison", the process to update the city Comprehensive Plan. The main objectives of these meetings, which will both have the same program, are to provide background information on city data and issues and to review major goals that have been synthesized from the 2006 Comprehensive Plan and subsequent City plans. Snacks and childcare opportunities will be provided.

Monday, December 5th
5:30-8:00 PM (6:15-7:15 Presentation)
Central Library, 3rd Floor
201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703

Wednesday, December 7th
5:30-8:00 PM (6:15-7:15 Presentation)
The Atrium at Village on Park
2600 S. Park St.
Madison, WI 53713

WisDOT is hosting Public Involvement Meetings for the I-39/90/94 Interstate Study. Attend and provide your input for the corridor improvement alternatives recommended for evaluation for I-39/90/94. The meetings take place:

November 15, 2016
5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Presentation at 5:15 p.m.
WisDOT Southwest Region Office
2101 Wright Street
Madison, WI 53704

November 16, 2016
5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Presentation at 5:15 p.m.
Poynette High School (IMC Room)
108 W. Cleveland Street
Poynette, WI 53955

Daylight Savings was this weekend, I hope you remember to adjust your clocks. Alternate Side Parking begins November 15th and ends March 15th. For details visit city of madison parking.

Now that the 2016 Halloween is behinds us what do we do with our pumPkins. Place them at the curb along with leaves for collection this fall. Leaves should be placed in piles at the street edge for collection with the pumpkins on top.  Do not place your leaves in the street or gutter. Residents who elect to bag their leaves should place their pumpkins on the ground next to their bagged leaves. Those who bag their leaves are reminded to leave the bags open at the top so crews can identify what is inside the bag.

Alternatively, your pumpkins could surrender their nutrients and join the choir invisible in residents' very own back yard compost bin.  Pumpkins are a great source of nitrogen for the backyard piles.

In addition to collecting pumpkins, City of Madison crews will also collect other organic Halloween/Fall decorations such as other decorative gourds, corn stalks, and straw as part of the leaf  collection. You may also bring this material to our yard waste drop off sites at 4602 Sycamore Ave.  The site is presently open from 8:30am to 4:30pm seven days a week and until 8:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  These hours will remain in effect until Sunday, December 4.

Common Council 2017 Budget Deliberation Meetings - All budget amendments are due Wednesday November 9th.  Below is the schedule.
Monday, November 14, 2016 - Common Council Meeting (Budget Only) / 5:30 pm / Monona Terrace
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 – Common Council Meeting (Budget – If Needed) / 5:30 pm / Monona Terrace*
(* If County completes their budget on Monday we will move to Room 201, CCB

These are the big budget item. For detail on the budget visit the 2017 budget site.
Public Market at about $15 million
Midtown Police Station at about $7 million

Have a very good rest of the week and remember to cast your vote tomorrow.


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