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District 19

Alder Keith Furman

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Alder Keith Furman

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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

Last Minute 4/6 Polling Place Changes, Metro Transit Redesign and Spring Update from Streets

April 1, 2021 11:44 AM

City of Madison Polling Place Changes for April 6th

The City of Madison Clerk's Office has had to move many polling places since the February Spring Primary and the November General Election. Voters are encouraged to check whether their polling place has changed if they plan to vote on Tuesday, April 6.

Voters can visit cityofmadison.com/WhereDoIVote, enter their address, and their polling place location will be listed. Voters can also visit myvote.wi.gov  to find their polling place, verify their registered to vote, and look at a sample ballot before heading to the polls to cast their ballot.

In District 19, two locations changed since February:
Ward Location
86 Asbury United Methodist, 6101 University Ave
87 Wellspring United Methodist, 5702 South Hill Dr (NEW!; Previously John Muir Elementary School)
88 Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N High Point Rd
89 Schwoegler Park Towne Lanes, 444 Grand Canyon Dr
90 Tent Behind Elver Park Shelter, 1250 McKenna Blvd (NEW!)

Other voting related news:

Share Your Thoughts on the Metro Transit Network Redesign Project

Take the Transit Choices Survey

Tell Metro Transit what you think about its service. What would you like to see? What should be improved? What destinations should Metro be serving better? Metro Transit staff are working on a complete network redesign to create a new system of bus routes that better serves the needs of Madison area residents and businesses.

The network redesign process will reconfigure all of Madison's bus routes to make them run faster, more frequently, and overall make them easier to use. Before the onset of Covid-19, Metro's service was mainly oriented towards peak hour routes without limited service during middays, evenings and weekends. The redesign will better allocate service so that it benefits more residents during more parts of the day and week. The redesign will also incorporate bus routes into the future Bus Rapid Transit System that is expected to be implemented in 2024.

Please fill out the Transit Choices Survey to help Metro better understand your goals and priorities for the future redesigned transit network.

For additional information on the Metro Transit Network Redesign project, including how you can stay updated, visit mymetrobus.com/redesign. Questions and comments can also be emailed to MetroRedesign@cityofmadison.com.

 

Expanded Drop-off Site Hours Begin on April 5, 2021

The Streets Division drop-off sites expanded hours will begin on Monday, April 5, 2021.

The yard waste drop-off site at 402 South Point Rd. will also open at that time.

What are the expanded drop-off site hours?

Beginning on April 5, the drop-off sites will be open for the following hours:

  • Monday - 7:30am to 2:45pm
  • Tuesday - 7:30am to 7:00pm
  • Wednesday CLOSED
  • Thursday - 7:30am to 7:00pm
  • Friday - 7:30am to 2:45pm
  • Saturday - 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • Sunday CLOSED

What can I take to the drop-off sites?
The Streets Division website for the drop-off sites has a useful chart on what is accepted for disposal and/or recycling.

The drop-off sites at 1501 W. Badger Rd and 4602 Sycamore Ave will accept all of the material collected curbside. Additional services like electronics recycling, food scraps recycling, and cooking oil recycling are available at these locations.

The drop-off site at 402 South Point Rd. only accepts only yard waste and food scraps.

Will there be long lines to enter the drop-off site like last spring?
The Streets Division will continue to limit the number of people into the drop-off area at a single time.  Residents are also encouraged to continue practicing social distancing while at the sites.

During peak usage times, you may encounter a line so please remember to pack your patience along with your items that need disposal or recycling. The drop-off sites tend to be busiest on Saturdays and Mondays.

Who can use the Streets Division drop-off sites?
The sites are eligible for City of Madison residents and taxpayers only.

You must provide proof of residency or taxpayer status in order to use the drop-off.  Most users to the site present their driver's license as proof of residency, but other official documents like a utility bill or property tax receipt is acceptable.

Contractors may not use these locations for their waste disposal.

Additional Information
More information about Streets Division services and the drop-off sites can be found at www.cityofmadison.com/streets.

Learn When to Set Out Your Yard Waste for Spring Collection

Collection scheduled to begin the week of April 5

The Streets Division's springtime yard waste collection will begin the week of April 5.

Learn when to set out your yard waste for pickup by visiting the Streets Division website, www.cityofmadison.com/yardwaste.

Once on the page, enter your address into the form to learn the set-out dates for your home.

By placing yard waste out for pickup on the dates on the website, you will not miss your collection opportunities.

How many collection opportunities will there be?
Madison residents get two curbside collection opportunities for yard waste in the spring.

After the second collection, curbside collection will stop.

There is no curbside yard waste pickup during the summer months.

Curbside yard waste pickup will return in the fall. The start of the fall leaf collection season will be announced at a later time.

How do you set out yard waste for collection?
Place the leaves and yard waste at the street edge or on the terrace. Do not place it into the street.

Keep the material at least four feet from obstructions where possible. Obstructions like street signs, utility poles, mailboxes, trees, and parked cars interfere with collection crews.

If you choose to bag your yard waste, please choose compostable paper leaf and lawn bags, and keep them open so crews can see what is inside.

If you choose to use other bags, that is acceptable. You will also need to keep them open, but keep in mind that crews may need to rip or slice open these bags to get the yard waste out, and they will need to leave the split bags behind at the curb.

Why are all the set-out dates on the website Sunday?
During the regular work week following the set-out date, crews will be circling through neighborhoods that have that set-out date.

By placing the yard waste out on the date given on the website, your material will be out on time and will only sit on the terrace for one week at most. 

If you wait until later in the week, you may miss your collection opportunity.

Drop-off Site Information
The Streets Division drop-off sites will also accept yard waste.

Learn When to Set Your Trimmed Tree Limbs Out for Collection

Brush collection scheduled to begin the week of April 5.

The Streets Division's brush collection will begin the week of April 5, 2021.

Learn when to set out your brush for pickup by visiting the Streets Division website, www.cityofmadison.com/brushcollection.

Once on the page, enter your address into the form to learn the set-out dates for your home.

By placing brush collection out for pickup on the dates on the website, you will not miss your collection opportunities.

What is considered "brush"?
Brush is woody material that you have trimmed from your trees, shrubs, and bushes.

Brush must be at least 18 inches in length so it can be safely fed into wood chippers. And brush should be shorter than 8 feet in length.

Brush collection crews will not pick up yard waste piles.

Crews will not collect brush cut by a contractor.

How many collection opportunities will there be?
Madison residents will get six brush collection opportunities.

How do you set out brush for collection?
Place your brush at the street edge or on the terrace. Do not let the brush dangle into the street or block the sidewalk.

Pile the material neatly with cut ends all facing the same direction.

Do not mix brush with yard waste.

Keep the material at least four feet from obstructions where possible. Obstructions like street signs, utility poles, mailboxes, trees, and parked cars interfere with collection.

Why are all the set-out dates on the website Sunday?
During the regular work week following the set-out date, crews will be circling through neighborhoods that have that set-out date.

By placing brush out on the date given on the website, your material will be out on time and will only sit on the terrace for one week at most. 

If you wait to place your material out after the assigned set-out date, you may miss your collection opportunity.

Drop-off Site Information
The Streets Division drop-off sites will accept brush. 

 

As always, if there is anything I can do to help, feel free to reach out: district19@cityofmadison.com

-Keith F

 
 



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