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Alder Keith Furman

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Alder Keith Furman,
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Office Hours Reminder, Upcoming Watershed Focus Groups and Voter Registration

July 21, 2020 8:39 AM

A reminder that I will be hosting virtual office hours on Thursday morning from 7:30 am to 9:30 am. 

Learn more about my July 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.

Watershed focus group dates for on-site meetings, July 21 through August 13

Here's information from Engineering about upcoming watershed focus groups for Dunn's Marsh, Greentree/McKenna, and East Badger Mill Creek Watershed. Most of these studies are outside of District 19, but I've bolded meetings that are in District 19. I plan to be at those meetings.

Map of Watersheds from 07212020

The City of Madison Engineering Division is conducting organized focus group meetings for the next phase of its Watershed Studies beginning the week of July 20th running through August 13th. The meetings were requested by community members, and are open to the public, but the conversation will be tailored to gathering more information on flooding issues in the meeting area.

During this round of focus group meetings, Engineers will meet with groups of residents on site, in specific areas hit the hardest by flooding in the past few years, including the August 2018 flood event. The purpose of the first round of focus group meetings will be to gather flooding information based on residents' experiences.

The meetings are expected to take one hour, and meetings will be held outside, rain or shine, in a walk-and-talk format. If rain is predicted, please dress and accessorize appropriately with umbrellas, jackets and proper footwear. Social distancing will be practiced and masks are encouraged.

City Engineers, or the consultants building the drainage models, will facilitate the group. If anyone needs accessible accommodations, or a translator present, please connect with the respective project manager for the watershed, which can be found on the City's flooding website.

The following focus group meetings are set in Madison:

Dunn's Marsh Watershed Focus Group Meetings
Allied Dr., Tuesday 7/21/20, 9:00-10:00 AM, NW corner of Rosenberry Rd. and Jenewein Rd.
Reetz Rd., Tuesday 7/21/20, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, SW corner of Knox Ln. and Reetz Rd.
Tawhee Dr., Wednesday 7/22/20, 2:00-3:00 PM, NW corner of Tawhee Dr. and Kroncke Dr.
Russett Rd., Wednesday 7/22/20, 4:00-5:00 PM, NE corner of Russett Rd. and Gilbert Rd.
Allied Dr., Wednesday 7/22/20, 6:30-7:30 PM, NW corner of Rosenberry Rd. and Jenewein Rd.

Greentree/McKenna Watershed Focus Group Meetings
Laurie Dr., Thursday 7/23/20, 9:00-10:00 AM, SW corner of Laurie Dr. and Schroeder Rd.
Struck St., Thursday 7/23/20, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Struck St. next to the John Powless Tennis Center
Park Edge Dr., Tuesday 7/28/20, 9:00-10:00 AM, Park Edge Dr. at Georgetown Ct.
Park Ridge Dr., Tuesday 7/28/20, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Park Ridge Dr. near The Lexington Condominiums
Saalsaa Rd., Wednesday 7/29/20, 2:00-3:00 PM, NW corner of Saalsaa Rd. and Hammersley Rd.
Piping Rock Rd., Wednesday 7/29/20, 4:00-5:00 PM, SW corner of Piping Rock Rd. and Winston Dr.
Park Ridge Dr., Wednesday 7/29/20, 6:30-7:30 PM, Park Ridge Dr. near The Lexington Condominiums
Gammon Rd. - Schroeder Rd., Thursday 7/30/20, 4:00-5:00 PM, West side of Gammon Rd. at Schroeder Rd.
Park Edge Dr., Thursday 7/30/20, 6:30-7:30 PM, Park Edge Dr. at Georgetown Ct.

East Badger Mill Creek Watershed Focus Group Meetings
Lancaster Ln. - Carnwood Rd., Tuesday 7/28/20, 6:30-7:30 PM, Waltham Park at Canterbury Rd. entrance
Frisch Rd. - Theresa Terr., Wednesday 8/5/20, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, In front of Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center
McKee Rd. - Silverton Trl., Wednesday 8/5/20, 4:00-5:00 PM, NW corner of Tempe Dr. and Silverton Trl.
Tottenham Rd. - McKenna Blvd., Wednesday 8/5/20, 6:30-7:30 PM, SE corner of McKenna Blvd. and Raymond Rd.
Cameron Dr. - Russett Rd., Thursday 8/6/20, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, In front of Madison Public Library – Meadowridge
Barton Rd. – Lynndale Rd., Thursday 8/6/20, 4:00-5:00 PM, SW corner of Barton Rd. and Rae Ln.
Riva Rd. - Balsam Rd., Thursday 8/6/20, 6:30-7:30 PM, Meadowood Park on Leland Dr.
Riva Rd. - Balsam Rd., Wednesday 8/12/20, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Meadowood Park on Leland Dr.
Cameron Dr. - Russett Rd., Wednesday 8/12/20, 6:30-7:30 PM, In front of Madison Public Library – Meadowridge
Pilgrim Rd. - Monticello Way, Thursday 8/13/20, 4:00-5:00 PM, Huegel Park tennis courts near Monticello Way
Frisch Rd. - Theresa Terr., Thursday 8/13/20, 6:30-7:30 PM, In front of Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center

The public was encouraged to sign up for these groups as part of the Watershed Public Information Series that happened last fall. However, anyone should feel free to attend any of the scheduled meetings in their neighborhood at their designated date and time. The Engineering Division worked with alders, and residents to find a date, location and time that worked for the specific areas.

The Engineering Division is leading a total of ten watershed studies this year, which are mostly located on the west and near west side. A watershed is an area of land where precipitation that falls on it, drains to a common waterway, such as a stream or lake. The watershed acts like a funnel by collecting all the water within the area and channeling it to a single point. These focus group meetings are one step in the watershed studies process.

Resources: City's Flooding Website | Report Flooding | City of Madison Facebook Page | Learn about flooding resilience and how design standards have evolved | Sign up for weekly flooding updates | Engineering Podcast:  Everyday Engineering:  Episode 1:  Historic Flooding on GooglePlay

Voter Registration "Closes" Wednesday

Wednesday, July 22, is the final day to register to vote online or by mail prior to the August 11 Partisan Primary.

The City of Madison Clerk's Office encourages voters to check their registration at Anyone who has moved – even to a new apartment in the same building – will need to update their voter registration.

Voter registration will be available at all absentee voting sites beginning next Monday, July 27, through the Friday before Election Day.  Voters also have the option to register at the polls on Election Day. 

Proof of address is needed when registering to vote, and may be electronic.  Any of the following documents can be used as proof of address as long the name and address on the document correspond to the name and address on the voter registration form:

  • Utility bill issued in the last 90 days (water, gas, electric, phone, cable, or internet)
  • Bank statement (bank, credit union, credit card, mortgage)
  • Current and valid Wisconsin driver license/ID
  • Government document (federal, state, county, municipal, tribal, UW, Madison College, or public school)
  • Paycheck
  • Residential lease effective on day of registration (cannot be used if registering to vote by mail)
  • Certified housing list from UW-Madison or Edgewood College (available at absentee voting sites and at the polls)
  • Affidavit from a social service agency providing services to the homeless
  • Contract or intake document from a nursing home or residential care facility


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

-Keith F

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