Early Voting, New Trash Schedule, and Other Highlights for Week of August 1, 2022


The Common Council will meet in hybrid format at 6:30pm on Tuesday, August 2nd.

For information about additional City meetings scheduled for this week, please consult the City meeting schedule.

Early Voting Information
  • In-person absentee voting has started for the August partisan primary! You can find the list of in-person absentee voting locations and hours here.
  • Did the candidate you voted for on your absentee ballot drop out and you want to vote for someone else? You can, by asking the Clerk to "spoil" your ballot. Read more about how to do that, the (fast-approaching!) deadlines, and the rules here.
Reminder: New Trash/Recycling Schedule Starts Monday, August 1, 2022

Due to the Town of Madison attachment, some folks (especially on the west side) may have new trash pickup days or a change in their recycling pickup. You can read the release and find the new pickup schedules here.

Proposed New City Planning Framework at Common Council on Tuesday

On Tuesday, Aug. 2, Common Council will be considering a resolution that will empower city staff to implement a proposed Planning Framework - a new method for conducting and updating neighborhood and area plans

This proposed framework simplifies and standardizes the City's sub-area planning and will make it more equitable. The Planning Division proposes to focus on 12 higher-level "Area Plans" covering the entire City. These will be updated every 10 years, and be considered the guiding plan for future land use and infrastructure investment.

The City currently has nearly 70 adopted sub-area plans with a wide variety of content, all of which will be considered as a new Area Plan is created. Each Area Plan process will provide an opportunity to consider older sub-area plans for potential retirement, as outlined on page 126 of the Comprehensive Plan.

Quick Overview and Deeper Dive Review Materials

  • 8-minute video recording of the presentation staff will share with boards, committees, and commissions who will be reviewing this proposal in the coming weeks.

  • Links to detailed materials from the 1.5 year process to develop the Planning Framework which involved close coordination with Plan Commission and City agencies: March 24, 2022 Plan Commission meeting materialsvideo; Dec. 14, 2020 and July 8, 2021 Plan Commission meeting materials, 2020 video, 2021 video.

If you have any questions about the proposed framework, please feel free to contact: Brian Grady, Principal Planner, bgrady@cityofmadison.com or Linda Horvath, Planner IV, at lhorvath@cityofmadison.com

  • Project Updates
  • Parks Alive is a collaborative effort across multiple City departments and involves many community-based stakeholders and mobile resources. This is a great opportunity to come out to local parks, build community, strengthen relationships, and have fun! Click on the following parks to see dates, times and activities for:

  • Aldo Leopold Park Reimagined Celebration - Tuesday, August 2nd, join Madison Parks’ friends and partners to celebrate the reimagined Aldo Leopold Park! 

  • Monkeypox Vaccine Clinic: With expanded eligibility guidance from Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Public Health Madison Dane County is opening a monkeypox vaccination clinic. The clinic will open with limited hours on weekdays, by appointment only, starting on Monday, Aug. 1. Learn more about the updated eligibility and how to make an appointment here. Monkeypox does not spread easily from person to person, and the virus is spreading mostly through close, intimate contact with someone who has monkeypox.

  • Public Health to Fund Violence Prevention Work in the Community

  • From the Mayor: Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Wisconsin-Madison 60th Anniversary Celebration

  • From MPD: National Night Out with the Madison Police Department @ Madison Mallards: On Wednesday, August 3 from 5-7pm before the game, the Madison Police Department will observe our annual National Night Out at a Madison Mallards Game! National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.

  • The Pulse, a monthly newsletter from Public Health has been released.

  • 100 Black Men of Madison 27th Annual Back to School Celebration - Saturday August 13th, 8am-11am, Goodman South Campus of Madison College (2429 S Perry St) - All Dane County elementary and middle school students of limited income families and their parents are invited to participate in this drive-thru event. Elementary and middle school students accompanied by their parents will receive a new backpack full of school supplies until materials are exhausted. Given current health concerns, all students and parents are asked to remain in their cars, and please wear a mask while interacting with staff and volunteers. Questions? Visit this site or call or call 608-205-8572

  • Dane Dances kicks-off their 23rd season on Friday, August 5.

  • The Resource Recovery Special Charge will begin showing up on your Municipal Services Bill starting in August. Everyone who receives City of Madison recycling collection will receive this bill. To learn how much it will cost and the reason why it was created in the budget that was passed last year, visit the FAQ section of the Resource Recovery Special Charge page on the Streets Division website.
Save the Date
  • Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at 6:30pm: Virtual neighborhood meeting on about Northpointe Development and DreamLane Real Estate's development proposal for 6706-6714 Odana Road, formerly "The White House Shoppes."

  • Thursday, Aug. 11, 4-8pm: Madison Night Market

If you have questions, comments, suggestions, etc., feel free to reach out: district19@cityofmadison.com

-Keith F

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