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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, Well 14 Update and Other Highlights for the Week of June 20, 2022

June 19, 2022 2:53 PM

June Office Hours -- This Thursday

I will be hosting office hours on Thursday, June 23 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 the date above doesn't work for you, you can e-mail me.

Well 14 Update

At Tuesday's Common Council's meeting, I will be introducing legislation to fund additional studies on mitigating high sodium and chloride levels in Well 14. I'm glad to see progress on this long overdue project. Also available is a memo with more details on the efforts by the Water Utility  

Reminder City offices are closed on Monday, June 20

Administrative offices are closed on Monday, June 20, for Juneteenth. Emergency services will be open; please call 911.

  • Emergency water issue: Call Madison Water Utility, 608-266-4665, 24/7.
  • Sanitary sewer backup: Call 608-266-4430. An emergency crew will respond to your call.
  • Report a Problem: Report non-emergencies that can wait until the next City working day.

Streets Division drop-off sites will be closed on Sunday, June 19, and Monday, June 20, in observance of the Juneteenth holiday. Residents planning on using the Olin Avenue drop-off site on Saturday, June 18, should be prepared for large vehicle traffic, dust, noise, and potential delays. You may want to choose either the Sycamore Avenue or South Point Road drop-off sites. On Monday, June 20, there will be no recycling, trash or other curbside collections performed by the Streets Division. Madison residents who normally have their trash and recycling collected on Mondays by the Streets Division should instead place their scheduled cart(s) to the curb for pickup by 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 21.  More information can be found here.

Metro Transit will operate standard service on Juneteenth, Sunday, June 19, and on the observed holiday of Monday, June 20, with the exception of Route 80 and 84 UW Campus service. More information can be found here.



  • The Plan Commission will be discussing Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Zoning at a special meeting on Thursday. The Planning Division, in collaboration with Zoning staff, is working to implement a 2018 Comprehensive Plan call for implementation of "TOD overlay zoning" along planned BRT and other high-frequency transit corridors to "create development intensity minimums, reduce parking requirements, and support transit use." For more information on this effort, please visit the project web page. At a Special Meeting of the Plan Commission on Thursday, June 23 at 5:00pm, commissioners will be getting an update from city staff on this effort and will be discussing the various options and goals for a future implementation of TOD overlay zoning. 

  • For information about additional City meetings scheduled for this week, please consult the City Meeting schedule.



  • Parks Alive is a collaborative effort across multiple City departments and involves many community-based stakeholders and mobile resources. This is a great opportunity to come out to local parks, build community, strengthen relationships, and have fun! Click on the following parks to see dates, times and activities for:

  • Make Music Madison, an event about bringing our community together to celebrate the power of live music, happens on June 21. More details and event listings can be found here.

  • Are you or someone you know looking for a career in the manufacturing or transportation industry? Connect with leading companies that are hiring at the Latino Academy of Workforce Development's free career fair on Wednesday, June 22, 3pm-7pm, at Elver Park. Interested participants can pre-register here (not required for entrance at the career fair). Participants that pre-register and attend the career fair will be eligible to participate in a raffle for a $100 gift card.

  • Home Buyers Round Table in collaboration with Consumer Credit Counseling Service will be hosting a FREE HUD-Approved Homebuyer Education Class on Saturday, June 25, 8am-3pm, at Villager Mall, 2300 S. Park Street, Atrium entrance. Registration is required by June 23. Register by clicking here or going to For questions regarding this class, contact Consumer Credit Counseling Service at 800-350-2227 and tell them that you have signed up for the Dane County Home Buyer Education Class. 



  • Madison Public Library, in partnership with Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison, is seeking a Native American Storyteller to facilitate programs during a two-month residency between October and December 2022. The goal is to highlight Native stories and culture, past and present. The selected individual will be compensated $2,700 plus a stipend for supplies. Learn more here.

  • The Streets and Urban Forestry Division have been hard at work cleaning up from the recent severe storm. An update on the clean-up operations and directions for residents on what to expect for brush collection from the curb can be found here and here.

  • Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway is collaborating with Mayors for a Guaranteed Income to give 155 randomly chosen eligible Madison families an unconditional cash gift: no strings attached. The families that are chosen to participate will receive $500 dollars a month for 12 months to use however they see fit. Application is open June 21-July 3. Interested in applying, finding out if you're eligible, or learning more? Visit the Madison Forward Fund website or contact Blake Roberts Crass, MFF Program Manager at or 608-515-8047.
  • UW Health announced a new ambulatory clinic coming near University Row. More details in the future about a community meeting about this upcoming development proposal. 

  • Travel Alert at MSN Airport: International Lane will be closed for road construction starting approximately late June through mid-October of 2022. For more information, visit their website.

  • The City is looking for businesses to help 'adopt' planting beds in major street medians. More details in the Wisconsin State Journal.

If you have questions, comments, suggestions, etc., feel free to reach out:

-Keith F

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