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Alder Samba Baldeh

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Alder Samba Baldeh

Contact Information

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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Alder Baldeh’s Blog

District 17 Forum May 23rd 2019

May 13, 2019 7:01 PM

District 17 Forum – May 23rd 2019

Dear Neighbors -
Many of you attended the first District 17 forum in September of 2016. We have a new mayor, many developments in the city and some challenges for both the city and our neighborhoods, and I would like to invite you to another District 17 forum on Thursday, May 23, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Redwood Ballroom at Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel, 3841 E. Washington Avenue.

Officials and community members will make brief presentations. We will have time for residents to discuss concerns at their tables, visit resource tables, all of which will inform my work as your alder. I hope to see you there.  You can also always contact me at and sign up for my blog at

Topics include:
Meet Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway
Imagination Center/Library
Police and Public Safety
Initiatives from Safe Communities
Decision-making about PFAS and drinking water

Goodman Pool Scholarships Available
Goodman Pool is a place for everyone. Thanks to the generous donations of the Madison Parks Foundation and the Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Foundation, we are pleased to offer scholarships for general pool admission, lessons, lifeguard certifications, and the Waves Swim and Dive Team.

With a scheduled opening coinciding with the Madison Metropolitan School District calendar, summer fun at the pool begins at 12:00pm on Thursday, June 13. Scholarship money is available to families with youth aged 18 years and younger, who are a resident of the city or town of Madison or enrolled in the Madison Metropolitan School District.

The Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Pool offers lessons for swimmers of all ages and abilities, taught by certified staff. Classes include parent/child, pre-school, levels 1-5, and adult beginner. See class descriptions and register online.

The Goodman Waves is a fun and competitive swim and dive team, training 5 times per week with weekly meets typically on Saturday mornings. Their hard work culminates at the end of the season in the All-City Swim Meet.

Applicants may register for a scholarship online or by submitting a printed application. Swimming lesson and the Goodman Waves Swim & Dive Team registration is also available online.

The Goodman Pool is located at 325 W. Olin Ave. More information:

Reconstruction Project, Portage Road Widening and Bike Path Construction
The City of Madison is planning to begin construction on Portage Road during the week of May 13, 2019. The limits of the project are on the east side of Portage Road from Hayes Road to Di Loreto Avenue. The project also includes construction of a bike path from the Portage Road and Hayes Road intersection and extending it to the northeast, across the property located at 4603 Di Loreto Avenue and connecting to the east end of Di Loreto Avenue. Portage Road and Hayes Road will remain open to traffic throughout the project duration.  The project will take approximately five months to complete.  

The City of Madison has awarded the contract to RG Huston Company of Cottage Grove WI. Should you need the contractor contact information, please contact the City's Construction Engineer for the project: John Fahrney 266-9091, jfahrney@cityofmadison.cow 

To request accommodations for special needs or disabilities, or if you have any other questions regarding the project, please contact Glen Yoerger, the Project Engineer, at (608) 261-9177 or by email at 

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