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Alder Keith Furman

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Alder Keith Furman,
Council President

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Madison, WI 53703
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Tag: engineering

Owen Park drainage channel rehab -- public meetings

City Engineering is holding a public meeting to discuss a proposed project to stabilize the stormwater drainage channel in Owen Park. The project would consist of reshaping and armoring the primary drainage channel (near the Inner Drive park entrance) as well as a secondary channel that … [read more]

What's happening on N. Gammon Road?

Please use caution on N. Gammon Road over the next few weeks as two construction projects get underway: Work will begin this week to install pedestrian safety islands on North Gammon Road at the intersections of Colony and Sawmill. These improvements are a direct response to concerns … [read more]

Update: Mineral Point/Yellowstone Traffic Signal

Last week the Board of Public Works (BPW) approved the aessment district and schedule for the proposed traffic signal at the intersection of Mineral Point Road and Yellowstone Drive. Thank you to the neighbors who came to the hearing to testify about the proposal. BPW's recommendation now goes … [read more]

Neighborhood Meeting - Greenway Rehabilitation Project

NEIGHBORHOOD INFORMATIONAL MEETING Mendota-Spring Harbor Greenway Repair - Mineral Point Section Tuesday, May 8th, 6:30 p.m. Jefferson Middle School (Lecture Hall) 101 S. Gammon Road PLEASE NOTE LOCATION -- POSTCARDS WERE CONFUSING City Engineering will be hosting a public meeting to … [read more]

Community Bonds Information & Council Briefing on August 20th Storm

This update includes information about last night's presentation to the Common Council from the Engineering Division and details on Community Bonds now available. Common Council Briefing on August 20, 2018 Storm & High Lake Level Crisis Last night's presentation focused on the August … [read more]

Report Your Storm-Related Problems to City Engineering!

In case you didn't see the Waterways 2018 newsletter produced by the Stormwater Utility and Sewer Utility that was recently mailed out, I wanted to share an article on the historic flooding Madison experienced. The most important message in the article is you should report all storm-related … [read more]

December Office Hours, Winter Related Updates and Flood Mitigation Update

A few updates including my December Open Office Hours, winter-related news and some flood mitigation information. Office Hours In December, I will be holding open office hours twice: Date Location Tuesday, December 4th (7:15am - 10am) Moka - 5227 … [read more]

April Office Hours, Earth Day, Pedestrian Crossing Improvements and Sewer Warranty Update

Details on April's Office Hours, Earth Day, Upcoming Pedestrian Crossing Improvements, and Sewer Warranty Program Partnership Change. OFFICE HOURS In April, I will be holding open office hours twice: Date Location Thursday, April 11th (7:15am - … [read more]

Watershed and Flood Studies Meetings

Watershed and Flood Studies - Public Informational Meeting The Engineering Division is providing the following update on the upcoming watershed and flood studies: The City now has consultants hired to complete 3 watershed studies and the City is working concurrently on a 4th study. … [read more]

Watershed and Flood Studies Meetings - Spring Harbor Date Change

A quick update to the previously announced date for the Spring Harbor meeting referenced in my post about the upcoming Watershed and Flood Studies Meetings: The meeting has been moved from 4/23 to 4/25. Spring Harbor Neighborhood Association has their annual meeting on April 23rd. Thank you … [read more]

Reminder: Office Hours and Watershed and Flood Studies Meetings

A quick reminder about Office Hours tomorrow and Public Information Meetings for the City of Madison's Watershed and Flood Studies this week: Open Office Hours Reminder: Tomorrow evening (4/23/2019), I will have open office hours from 4:30-7pm at Alicia Ashman Library - Study Room - 733 N … [read more]

Strickers / Mendota Watershed Public Information Meeting Presentation

If you didn't have an opportunity to attend last night's Strickers/Mendota Watershed public information meeting the presentation is available online. You can learn more about the Watershed Public Information Meetings from a previous post. There are additional upcoming meetings. These … [read more]

Assessed Values and Property Taxes, Sandbags, Earth Day Challenge and Prescribed Burn at Owens Park

I have a couple of updates to share about Assessed Values and Property Taxes, Sandbags, Earth Day Challenge and Prescribed Burn happening today at Owens Park . Explanation of Assessed Values and Property Taxes The City Assessor and the Finance Director have prepared a document to help … [read more]

Spring Harbor Watershed Presentation and Reminder of Neighborhood Meetings This Week

I'm sharing the presentation from last Thursday's Spring Harbor Watershed Public Information Meeting and providing a reminder about neighborhood meetings this week for Oakwood Village University Woods Campus Redevelopment and more Watershed Public Information Meetings. Spring Harbor Watershed … [read more]

Nautilus Point Park Update

I've received a few e-mails about the working going on at Nautilus Point Park (north of Mineral Point Road, between Nautilus and Island Drive). Sally Swenson, the City of Madison Project Engineer, has provided me with some information on the project to share, including the public presentation … [read more]

Public involvement meeting set for major University Ave. Project

This project isn't in District 19, but is a big project that will affect the area in 2021. Information on a meeting taking place tomorrow (Thursday, June 13th): Public involvement meeting set for major University Ave. Project The City of Madison Engineering Division and Village of Shorewood … [read more]

Spring Harbor Outfall Repair and Boat Launch Resurfacing Public Information Meeting (7/9/2019)

Here's a copy of a postcard people around the Spring Harbor Boat Launch area will receive soon. PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING: SPRING HARBOR OUTFALL REPAIR & BOAT LAUNCH RESURFACING July 9th at 6:30 pm Shorewood Elementary School Library – 1105 Shorewood Blvd The City of Madison will … [read more]

Office Hours Reminder (7/25 Evening) and 2020 Resurfacing

Open Office Hours Reminder: Tomorrow evening (Thursday, 7/25/2019), I will have open office hours from 4:30-7pm at Alicia Ashman Library - Study Room - 733 N High Point Rd, Madison, WI 53717. Feel free to come by, say hi and pick up a good book to read! Proposed Resurfacing … [read more]

Watershed focus group dates set for residents who experienced flooding

The City of Madison Engineering Division is rolling out its next phase of its Watershed Studies with organized focus group meetings. 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 … [read more]

Office Hours Reminder, Save the Date (5237 University Ave - 10/23), 8/20 Anniversary and Podcasts

A few topics in today's update including a reminder about tomorrow's office hours, a save the date notification for a public meeting about 5237 University Ave (formerly Perkins), 8/20 Flooding Anniversary and info on some City of Madison Podcasts. Open Office Hours Reminder: Tomorrow … [read more]

December Office Hours and Preview of Stormwater Ordinance Changes

Information on December Office Hours and a preview of stormwater ordinance changes. Office Hours In December, I will be holding open office hours twice. Date Location Tuesday, December 10th (7:15am - 9:15am) Moka - 5227 University Avenue, Madison … [read more]

February Office Hours, Early Voting, Madison Digital Inclusion Summit, Stormwater Ordinance Changes, Report Snow Removal Issues and Bus Rapid Transit Public Meeting

A long update including info on February Office Hours, early voting, an upcoming Digital Inclusion Summit, important stormwater ordinance changes, a link to report snow removal issues and a save the date for a meeting on Bus Rapid Transit. Office Hours In February, I will be holding open … [read more]

Office Hours Tomorrow Reminder and Stormwater Ordinance Changes Schedule Correction

A quick reminder about office hours tomorrow (Thursday) and a correction about the previously published schedule for stormwater ordinance changes meetings. Office Hours A reminder that I will be holding office hours tomorrow (Thursday) evening at Alicia Ashman Library from 4:30 to … [read more]

Watershed PIMs - Engineers to Share Data Collected

Engineering has announced some upcoming meetings to discuss data from the watershed studies. I previously announced the Spring Harbor meeting. Here's more details: Closer to Possible Flooding Solutions: Engineers to Share Data Collected (Interactive map avaialble at Watershed Studies … [read more]

S. Gammon Road Street Reconstruction and West Towne Path Construction Project & Public Informational Meeting

The City of Madison and Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) are planning to begin the reconstruction of South Gammon Road from US HWY 12 & 14 (West Beltline HWY) to Mineral Point Road during the week of March 2, 2020. WisDOT has awarded the contract to Edgerton Contractors, Inc. … [read more]

Important COVID-19 Update - Order of Public Health - Mass Gatherings

Public Health Madison & Dane County has just issued the following order effective as of 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2020, and continuing until further notice: ORDER OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER OF MADISON AND DANE COUNTY IMPOSING A COUNTYWIDE MORATORIUM ON MASS GATHERINGS OF 250 OR MORE … [read more]

Final Stormwater Ordinance Changes Meeting to be Offered Virtually

Some information from the Engineering Division about previously discussed stormwater ordinance changes. I'm glad to see the department moving forward with this proposal. The Engineering Division will be hosting a final public information meeting about changes to the City’s stormwater … [read more]

Office Hours Reminder, Upcoming Watershed Focus Groups and Voter Registration

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 … [read more]

National Voter Education Week, Public Safety Items on Tonight's Agenda, Prescribed Burns, Task Force on Government Structure

Celebrate National Voter Education Week The Madison City Clerk's Office encourages voters to celebrate National Voter Education Week, October 5-9. Monday – Be #VoteReady Verify your voter registration at https://MyVote.wi.gov . If you have moved since you last registered, even if it is to … [read more]

Upcoming Meetings: Metro Network Design, Odana Area Plan and University Ave

I wanted to share some upcoming meetings that may interest residents in District 19: Metro Transit Network Redesign Public Information Meeting Phase One Community Meeting: Wednesday, March 3 @ 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Zoom Link Meeting Details Please attend a virtual community … [read more]

March Office Hours, Housing-Related Ordinances Proposal and 2021 Crack Sealing

I will be hosting office hours in twice in March virtually. I will be using Zoom (with video). Please use the registration links below 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 … [read more]

Tomorrow Office Hours Reminder, New Schedule for Large Item Collection, Flood Mitigation Survey and Grow Your Green Thumb

A reminder that I will be hosting office hours tomorrow (Friday, May 14th) AM via Zoom: Please use the registration links below to get the Zoom link. 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 … [read more]

Upcoming Meetings: Odana Area Plan & Watershed, New Large Item System Available on May 28 and On-Street Parking Restrictions Resume

Odana Area Plan: Upcoming Public Meetings Draft land use, transportation, parks and open space, and maximum height maps for the Odana Area Plan were shared in late January. Project staff have made some edits since that time, and are looking forward to sharing updated concepts at two … [read more]

Office Hours Tomorrow and Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of May 24

A reminder that I will be hosting office hours tomorrow (Tuesday, May 25th) AM via Zoom: Please use the registration links below to get the Zoom link. 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 … [read more]

Office Hours on Saturday and New Backwater Valve Program Provides Financial Incentive, Homeowner Protection

Update on office hours: I'll be returning to the Westside Community Market this Saturday (June 12) from 7:30 - 9:30am. Since we're returning to a new normal and I'm fully vaccinated, I'm excited to be hosting my first in-person office hours since last March 2020! I'll also be hosting virtual … [read more]

ARPA Update, University Research Park Development, Metro Redesign and Highlights for the Week of July 19, 2021

Preview of Metro Transit Redesign of Coverage and Ridership The Transportation Commission and the Transportation Policy and Planning Board will be discussing a preview of proposed Metro Transit Redesign maps at their joint meeting on Monday. Meeting details Meeting agenda Register … [read more]

September Office Hours, Capital Budget and Other Highlights for the Week of August 30

September Office Hours I will be hosting office hours on Wednesday, September 22nd (virtually) 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 … [read more]

Redistricting, Budget, Lake Mendota Discovery, and Highlights for the Week of November 8

Redistricting The Madison Common Council last week approved new district and ward maps based on the 2020 Census. The approved version was concept 7a with some slight modifications. The new maps take effect on January 1st. The configuration of District 19 only changed slightly with addition of … [read more]

Craig Ave, Thanksgiving Impact on Services and Other Highlights for the Week of November 22

Craig Ave. Resurfacing Public Information Meeting on Tuesday Engineering will hold a public information meeting to share information about the Craig Avenue Resurfacing project on Tuesday at 6pm via Zoom: Registration is required: Nov. 23, 2021 Public Information Meeting … [read more]

Lake Mendota Drive, Salt Route Changes and Highlights for the Week of December 20

Lake Mendota Drive The City of Madison is planning to reconstruct Lake Mendota Dr. Due to the size/scope of the work, this work will be completed over several years, with work being completed on several blocks each year. In 2022, work is planned for the western most blocks, in 2023, the … [read more]

MLK Day, LMD, Canoe, and Highlights for the Week of January 17, 2022

Lake Mendota Drive Reconstruction Last week, the Engineering department held a public information meeting to discuss the upcoming Lake Mendota Drive reconstruction project. As a reminder, this work will be completed over several years, with work being completed on several blocks each year. In … [read more]

Feb Office Hours, Spring Election, Watershed Studies and Highlights for the Week of January 31, 2022

February Office Hours I will be hosting office hours on Tuesday, February 15, 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 … [read more]

Save the Date: 2/24 - Public Information Meeting for Lake Mendota Drive

Since there is a lot of interest in the area about the upcoming Lake Mendota Drive street reconstruction, I just wanted to share a save the date for the next public information meeting: Thursday, Feb 24th. Postcards will be sent out to residents in the Lake Mendota Drive area and registration … [read more]

Lake Mendota Drive 2/24/2022 Meeting Material

Ahead of tonight's second public information meeting (6 p.m., Feb. 24, 2022, via Zoom: Feb. 24, 2022 Public Information Meeting Registration), Engineering has posted new material to the project page. Lake Mendota Drive Survey No. 2 (A new survey is now open until March 9, 2022.) 2-24-22 … [read more]

Drop Off-Site, Brush and Yard Waste Schedule, April Election and Other Highlights for the Week of March 21, 2022

Announcements Streets Division News The Streets Division's drop-off site located at 1501 W. Badger Road will be closing on March 25, 2022 for a construction project. Residents will not be able to use the Badger Road drop-off site while it is closed for construction. The site will … [read more]

Metro Network Redesign and Highlights for the Week of May 23, 2022

Common Council Meeting: Tuesday, May 24th The Common Council will meet virtually at 6:30pm on Tuesday, May 24. Meeting details Meeting agenda Watch online Lake Mendota Drive 2022 Project After approving the geometry for the entire Lake Mendota Drive project, the … [read more]

Highlights for the Week of May 30, 2022

Memorial Day Service Impacts No Streets Division Collections on Memorial Day, May 30, 2022 - Drop-off sites will also be closed. 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 … [read more]

Early Voting, New Trash Schedule, and Other Highlights for Week of August 1, 2022

The Common Council will meet in hybrid format at 6:30pm on Tuesday, August 2nd. Meeting Details Agenda Watch Online For information about additional City meetings scheduled for this week, please consult the City meeting schedule. Early Voting Information In-person absentee … [read more]

Speed Reduction on Mineral Point and Other Highlights for the Week of August 29, 2022

Vision Zero Continues Speed Reductions on a Section of Mineral Point Rd Starting today (8/29), the next 2022 roadway improvement scheduled through the Vision Zero initiative takes place to a section of Mineral Point Rd, from S Whitney Way to the Beltline. This key roadway is home to commercial … [read more]

Two Neighborhood Meetings and Other Highlights for the Week of September 5, 2022

City offices are closed on Today (Monday, September 5) Administrative offices are closed on Monday, September 5, for Labor Day. Emergency services will be open; please call 911. You may use Report a Problem for non-emergencies. Emergency water issue: Call Madison Water Utility, … [read more]

New Old Canoe and Highlights for the Week of September 26, 2022

3000 Year Old Canoe Recovered in Lake Mendota Last week, a 3000-year-old canoe was recovered from Lake Mendota and extracted via Spring Harbor Beach. The Wisconsin State Journal has all the amazing details. For information about additional City meetings scheduled for this week, … [read more]

Highlights for the Week of October 3, 2022

5602 & 5606 Schroeder Road at Plan Commission on Monday The proposed project at 5602 & 5606 Schroeder Road will be on the agenda at the October 3rd Plan Commission meeting. Meeting details Meeting agenda Watch online Mendota-Grassman Greenway Flood Mitigation and … [read more]

October Office Hours, Budget, and Other Highlights for the Week of October 17, 2022

October Office Hours I will be hosting office hours on Thursday (10/20) from 7:30am to 9:30am. 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 … [read more]

Voting Info, Office Hours and Highlights for the Week of November 7, 2022

Vote! If you haven't done so already, please remember to vote in the General Election on Tuesday!!! Polls are open from 7am until 8pm. As a reminder: Due to redistricting, ward numbers changed in early 2022. Here are the voting locations for Tuesday: Ward Voting … [read more]

Final Budget Vote This Week and Other Highlights for the Week of November 14, 2022

The Common Council will meet this week in hybrid format for 2023 Capital and Operating Budget deliberations. The Council is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Both Wednesday and Thursday will only happen if necessary. The Council will only take public comment on … [read more]

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