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Alder Keith Furman

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Council President

Alder Keith Furman,
Council President

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210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
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Madison, WI 53703
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Tag: Flooding

FEMA Disaster Designation and Information on FEMA Recovery Office

On October 18th, Dane County was officially designated a FEMA Disaster Area as a result of the flooding we experienced on August 20th. This designation has made the area eligible for federal assistance for both individual and public agencies. Here's a release from the Mayor's Office about next … [read more]

November Office Hours, FEMA Office Opens and Volunteers Needed for Shoreline Cleanup Event

A few updates this afternoon including my November Open Office Hours, FEMA's Disaster Recovery Center Opening and a Request for Volunteers. Office Hours In November, I will be holding open office hours twice: Date Location Thursday, November 8th (7:15am … [read more]

SBA Disaster Assistance for Wisconsin - Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight -Line Winds, Flooding, and Landslides (8-17-2018 to 9-14-2018)

I just received information from the US Small Business Administrator (SBA) I wanted to pass along. They shared details about disaster assistance loans available to homeowners, renters, businesses and non-profit organizations that were affected by "Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight -Line Winds, … [read more]

Budget Amendment for 2019 Citywide Flood Mitigation

I am sponsoring, along with Alders Martin, Carter, McKinney, and Phair, a budget amendment for the 2019 Capital Budget to help start the long process of implementing flood mitigation. This amendment addresses some of the infrastructure deficiencies that have been brought to light after … [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]

Plan Commission Meeting (5614 Schroeder Road), FEMA Deadline, Open Office Hours and 2018 Property Tax Bills

Information on Monday's Plan Commission meeting, last call for FEMA assistance, a reminder about open office hours on Tuesday and 2018 Property Tax Bills: Plan Commission (5614 Schroeder Road) On Monday, December 17th, the Plan Commission will hold a hearing for the proposed affordable … [read more]

Lake Levels Task Force Update (2-3-2019)

As a result of the high lake levels last summer, the Dane County Board adopted a resolution that calls for a technical report to identify ways to address flooding on the Yahara chain of lakes and the creation of a task force to make policy recommendations. Here's an update from Dane … [read more]

Flood Response Update (2/6/2019)

The Engineering Department has put together an excellent flooding overview that covers what has happened, background information on the upcoming process and some general timeframes on how the City plans to move forward. Timeline: June 16 - large rains > 100 year event in areas on the … [read more]

March Office Hours & Flood Prevention Tips

Details on March's Office Hours and some helpful flood prevention tips from the City of Madison Engineering Department. Office Hours In March, I will be holding open office hours twice: Date Location Tuesday, March 12th (7:15am - 10am) Faircrest … [read more]

City of Madison Flooding Update

City of Madison staff have been monitoring area roads and low lying areas for the past several days in anticipation of rising water in some areas. South Point Road, on the City's far west side is experiencing high water and motorists are being advised to avoid that stretch of roadway. … [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]

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]

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]

September Office Hours & Sandbag Collection Begins 9/9

Information on Office Hours in September and a final sandbag collection opportunity. Office Hours In September, I will be holding open office hours twice: Date Location Saturday, September 21st (7:30am - 10am) Westside Community Market - Behind UW … [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]

Public Input Meeting 2 - Spring Harbor Watershed Study

Monday, February 24, from 6:30 ? 8:30 pm Meeting Location: Muir Elementary Gymnasium, 6602 Inner Drive City of Madison will present the completed, new, drainage model of existing flooding conditions. Spring Harbor Watershed residents are invited to review the model results. Additionally, … [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]

Lots of March Meetings (Office Hours, New Meetings and Reminders)

There are a lot of community meetings in March that I'd like to share. I've blogged about some of them previously, but others have just been noticed via postcard to nearby residents. Office Hours In March, I will be holding open office hours … [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]

June Virtual Office Hours, Assessments, and Stormwater Ordinance News

I will be hosting office hours in June virtually on Wednesday, June 10th in the afternoon and Thursday, June 18th in the morning. I will be using Zoom (with video). 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 … [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]

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]

Highlights for Week of June 21 including ARPA Funds, CARES, Rental Assistance, and Office Hours

Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of June 21, 2021 American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) Local Fiscal Recovery Funds The Finance Committee will be discussing a resolution proposing allocation of ARPA funds at its meeting on Monday at 4:30pm. Meeting Details Meeting … [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]

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]

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]

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]

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