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District 19

Alder Keith Furman

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Council President

Alder Keith Furman,
Council President

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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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District 19 Blog

September Office Hours & Sandbag Collection Begins 9/9

September 4, 2019 4:05 PM

Information on Office Hours in September and a final sandbag collection opportunity.

Office Hours

In September, I will be holding open office hours twice:

Date Location
Saturday, September 21st (7:30am - 10am) Westside Community Market - Behind UW Health Digestive Health Center; Corner of University Avenue & University Row
Thursday, September 26nd (4:30pm - 7pm) Alicia Ashman Library - Study Room - 733 N High Point Rd, Madison, WI 53717


If you have a question, concern or topic of interest that you would like to discuss, but the times above don't work for you, you can e-mail me.


Final Sandbag Collection Opportunity Begins September 9

The final opportunity for curbside sandbag collection will begin on Monday, September 9, 2019.

In order for residents to have their sandbags collected efficiently, residents must first visit the City of Madison Flooding website to find out if they live in the "Flood Zone" or "Request Pickup" areas(No area in District 19 is part of the "Flood Zone" - FYI)

Steps for Curbside Collection for Residents in the Request Pickup Areas

Residents with homes that fall within the Request Pickup areas should place their sandbags on the terrace or road edge. Collection of these bags will begin on September 9.

After residents in the Request Pickup areas place their sandbags to the curb, they must submit a request for sandbag collection. Upon receipt of the request, the City will send a crew to collect the bags as soon as possible.

Residents in the Request Pickup area have until September 22 to get their sandbags to the road edge and submit their collection request.  Sandbags placed out to the curb after September 22 will not be picked up.

Residents can request sandbag collection in two ways:

  1. Submit the Request Sandbag Collection form online.
  2. Call the sandbag collection hotline at (608) 242-6001 and follow the recorded directions. 

When placing sandbags out for collection, do not put them in the street or gutter. Also, do not cover sandbags with leaves or other yard waste while awaiting collection. Sandbag collection crews will not go on private property to remove bags.

Haul Sandbags to a Drop-off Site

Madison residents can also haul their sandbags themselves to the sandbag drop-off site at 4602 Sycamore Ave.

Sandbags that are hauled to this site should be placed in the public sandbag drop-off area.

What Happens to the Sandbags

After crews collect sandbags, they will be hauled to 4602 Sycamore Ave.

A loader with a special attachment will scoop the sandbags into a hopper. Once in the hopper, a series of blades will rip the bags open and the sand will filter out.

The empty sandbag husks will be hauled to the landfill.

The remaining sand will be stored for future use as fill material in various city projects.

Additional Information

Additional information about the flooding in Madison can be found on the City of Madison flooding website,


As always, if there is anything I can do to help, feel free to reach out:

-Keith F

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