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Alder Keith Furman

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Council President

Alder Keith Furman,
Council President

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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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Tag: libraries

No, we are not closing the Ashman Library

Studious readers of city meeting agendas may have noticed that the Public Library Board will be considering their 2014 budget request this evening. As directed by the mayor, library staff have developed a contingency plan to show how they would cut 3% from their budget should it be necessary. … [read more]

Two Events This Evening (10/18/2018 - Open Office Hours & MPD Midtown Open House)

Reminder: I will have open office hours at Alicia Ashman Library - Study Room - 733 N High Point Rd, Madison, WI 53717 from 4:30-7pm tonight (10/18). Feel free to come by, say hi and pick up a good book to read! Another noteworthy event tonight is an open house at the new Midtown police … [read more]

Madison Public Library Update and Upcoming Westgate Virtual Meeting

Some news on the Madison Public Library and an invite to an upcoming meeting on the redevelopment of Westgate. Madison Public Library Resumes Telephone Service, Launches Internet Access Information Line Curbside service will begin at Madison Public Library on May 11 While library … [read more]

Alicia Ashman Library Begins Curbside Service on June 1 Following Renovation

The Alicia Ashman Library is now open for curbside pickup service. The service – like that at all other Madison Libraries – is offered 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Alicia Ashman is also offering curbside return service during the same service … [read more]

Office Hours This Afternoon, Voting, Library Update, Metro Transit, City Update and 2020 Census

A reminder that I will be hosting virtual office hours this afternoon from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Learn more about my August 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 … [read more]

In-Person Absentee Voting Begins Today & Madison Public Library Book Drops Open

Two pieces of news from the Clerk's Office and Madison Public Library: In-Person Absentee Voting Begins Today City of Madison voters may vote absentee at the City Clerk’s Office, some Madison Public Library locations, UW-Madison Memorial Union and Union South, UW-Madison Student Activity … [read more]

Election Day Tips, COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard, Pumpkin Composting, Digital Literacy and Proposed Development at University Research Park

Ten Things for Voters to Know on Election Day The City of Madison Clerk's Office would like voters to know ten things for this Tuesday's election: Some polling places have changed since the last Presidential Election. To verify your polling location, visit myvote.wi.gov. I posted about … [read more]

June Office Hours and Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of May 31

I will be hosting office hours in twice in June. One of my sessions will be virtually using Zoom (with video) and the other will be in back in person! Since we're returning to a new normal and I'm fully vaccinated, I'll be hosting my first in-person office hours since last March 2020! I'll be … [read more]

Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of July 26

Element Lab Virtual Neighboor Meeting On Tuesday at 6:30 PM: University Research Park proposes to construct Element Lab, a new lab facility at the southwest corner of Mineral Point Road and S. Whitney Way. The pro-posed five-story, 145,000 square foot facility would require Conditional Use … [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]

December Office Hours and Other Highlights for the Week of December 6

December Office Hours I will be hosting office hours this week on Thursday (December 9) 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 … [read more]

More Large Item Set-outs Days Available and Other Highlights for the Week of December 13

More Large Item Set-outs Days Now Available in Work Order System The Streets Division is happy to announce that you will now have more opportunities every month to set out large items for collection when you submit a large item work order. The Streets Division expects you will see weekly … [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]

Office Hours and Other Highlights for the Week of February 14, 2022

Office Hours on Tuesday 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 … [read more]

Metro Redesign, LMD and Other Highlights for the Week of February 21, 2022

Transit Network Redesign Community Meeting On Thursday, Metro Transit will host a community meeting on at 6pm via Zoom, to discuss the recently released Metro Transit Network Redesign draft. This draft plan was designed to achieve the Transportation Policy and Planning Board's objective of … [read more]

Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of March 7, 2022

Lake Mendota Drive Reconstruction at Transportation Commission 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 … [read more]

Highlights for the Week of March 28, 2022

Events The City of Madison along with The Bubbler at Madison Public Library offer an exciting opportunity for an artist(s) to have an 11-month residency in a dedicated art studio at Thurber Park. The Artist-in-Residence has access to a rent-free studio space (including heat, electricity, … [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]

June Office Hours, Metro Network Redesign and Highlights for the Week of June 6, 2022

June Office Hours I will be hosting office hours on Thursday (June 16) 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]

Highlights for the Week of June 13, 2022

June Office Hours -- Rescheduled Due to a conflict, I've rescheduled my office hours from June 16th to 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 … [read more]

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