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Alder Keith Furman

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Council President

Alder Keith Furman,
Council President

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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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Office Hours, LMD, Streets Division Updates and Other Highlights for the Week of April 4, 2022

April 3, 2022 4:01 PM

Office Hours on Tuesday

I will be hosting office hours on Thursday (April 7) from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. I will be using Zoom (with video): REGISTER

Please use the registration above to get the Zoom link. When you register, you'll also get an e-mail reminder on the day of Office Hours. You can register in advance or the day of.

Note: I have set it up so I can only meet one person at a time. If I'm meeting with someone else, there will be a small waiting period in a meeting lobby. If you don't want to use Zoom, I will be answering calls (608-912-0000) during this time as long as I'm not speaking with someone else. 

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

Lake Mendota Drive

I recently posted a long update about the Lake Mendota Drive reconstruction project. The project will have a third public information on Monday (April 4th) and a recently introduced resolution to approve the roadway geometry will be discussed at the Board of Public Works (BPW) on Wednesday (April 6th).

3rd Public Information Meeting (4/4/2022 @ 6pm)

A virtual public information meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m., April 4, 2022, via Zoom. Registration prior is required: April 4, 2022 Public Information Meeting Registration 

BPW (4/6/2022 @ 4:30pm)

Future Schedule after BPW

  • 4/13/2022: Geometry for LMD to Transportation Committee
  • 4/19/2022: Geometry for LMD at Common Council for Approval
  • 4/29/2022: Mail Estimated Assessments, Public Hearing Notice for 2022 Project (estimated date)
  • 5/11/2022: BPW Public Hearing on 2022 Project (estimated date)
  • 5/24/2022: Common Council Hearing on 2022 Project (estimated date)
  • 6/9/2022: Bid 2022 Project (estimated date)
  • 8/1/2022: Begin Construction on 2022 Project (estimated date)
  • Winter 2022: Start public meetings for 2023 reconstruction project

Old Middleton Road

The resurfacing project for Old Middleton Rd will start on Monday, April 18th. The project will be completed by October 2022. You can learn more about the impact on the project page.

Events

  • Celebrate Earth Day with your neighbors and friends by volunteering to clean up your local park on Saturday, April 23, 2022, 10am to 12pm. Join this community-wide volunteer effort to help make a difference. The Parks Division is seeking 850 volunteers at 50+ parks, located throughout the city, to assist with trash pickup, raking, weeding, and removing sticks. Parks throughout the city, locations and number of volunteers are listed under the registration link. All ages are welcome to participate. Advance registration is required for anyone 10 years and older. Registration closes on Friday, April 22, at 10am.

  • Madison Police Department is seeking community input on policing and will host focus groups as part of strategic plan. Each one of MPD's six patrol districts will host a meeting. The meeting will cover broad themes on topics such as community trust, the role of police, community policing, crime and safety, and police staffing. Below is a list of dates and times for each district's meeting. Details about the meetings, including registration information, can be found here.

District 19's list of dates and times:

West District: April 11, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Midtown District: April 12 6:30 - 8 p.m.

 

Announcements

  • The City Clerk's Office encourages voters to confirm their polling place before the April 5 Spring Election. Many polling places in the City of Madison have changed because of redistricting. The Clerk's Office sent postcards to voters in areas impacted by polling place changes in early March. Voters can view a sample ballot for their address on the MyVote Wisconsin website.

  • The CARES team for mental health emergencies, which was launched in September 2021, is now answering calls city-wide. Learn more here.

  • Madison Parks is celebrating 50 years of conservation parks. Throughout 2022, we will celebrate these uniquely managed lands through stories, videos and events. Learn more here.

  • Streets Division announcements:
    • Yard waste collection begins April 4. Learn when you should put out your yard waste for collection here. You get two collections in the spring, so look up the dates now so you don't miss out.
    • Brush collection begins April 4. Learn when you should put out your brush for collection here. You get five brush pickups a year.
    • The Badger Road drop-off site is now closed. It will remain closed until at least the spring of 2023.
    • The drop-off site at 402 South Point Road has replaced the Badger Road site as the west side drop-off site. This location will be the west side drop-off site for the entirety of 2022 and the first few months of 2023 while Badger Road is shuttered due to the pending construction project.
    • On April 4, a special temporary drop-off site will open at 121 E. Olin Avenue for certain evenings and weekends.
    • Also on April 4, the South Point Rd and 4602 Sycamore Avenue drop-off sites expand their hours.
    • There's still time to join the April Master Recycler class with Sustain Dane & the City of Madison. Sign-ups are available here.
    • Ever been curious about what happens to your recycling after it's collected? Check out this video that shows how Pellitteri sorts the recyclables collected by the Streets Division.

Save The Date

  • Metro's has released a draft Transit Network Redesign Plan, which is a proposed complete restructure of service in 2023. This draft plan is designed toward a ridership goal. The plan focuses on fewer routes that are more direct and frequent, while providing coverage where it is needed most.

    On Wednesday, April 13 at 6pm, Metro will hold a special neighborhood meeting for District 19 to discuss the changes and receive feedback via Zoom. Registration is required. [Zoom link]

(Two changes from what I previously shared: The date is still the same, but it's a Wednesday, not a Monday. The Zoom meeting does require registration now)

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Call the Winter Parking Hotline: (608) 261-9111 | Winter Text Alerts | Winter Email Lists | RSS Feeds | Winter Facebook | Winter Twitter

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

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