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District 19

Alder Keith Furman

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Alder Keith Furman

Contact Information

Home Address:

5328 Lake Mendota Dr
Madison , WI 53705

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

Office Hours Reminder and MG&E Seeking Pruning Permit

May 12, 2020 4:30 PM

A reminder that I will be hosting virtual office hours tomorrow evening (Wednesday) at 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. 

Learn more about my May office hours here.

If you have a question, concern, or topic of interest that you would like to discuss, but my scheduled open office hours don't work for you, you can e-mail me.

From City Forestry:

Every year, Madison Gas and Electric applies for a permit to conduct tree pruning around their high voltage utility lines to ensure the safe transmission of electricity to our homes and businesses.

In normal years, there is a public meeting at the Habitat Stewardship Committee for residents to provide feedback about their concerns regarding the pruning of trees located in the city's right of way (in other words, the trees in the terrace space along the street.)

In light of the ongoing pandemic, and the limits on public gatherings, the opportunity for feedback regarding the pruning of trees in the city right of way this year will be via this website:

Please visit that website to see the District 19 map and an explanation of the map's details. Residents will have the opportunity to provide feedback and ask questions about MGE's pruning permit until 3:00 pm on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

Residents are encouraged to use that website to provide feedback, but they can also call the general forestry line at (608) 266-4816 or email the Forestry Program Assistant Aaron Leair at to provide feedback on the proposed permit for MG&E.

If residents or property owners have any questions about their own private trees as it relates to MG&E lines they can contact them at

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

-Keith F

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