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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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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]

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]

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]

Dogs in Parks: Madison Parks Seeks Community Input

Here's a press release from the Parks Division about the City's dogs in parks policy: The City of Madison Parks Division and the Parks Long Range Planning Committee are hosting a series of community engagement meetings and a public survey. At the community meetings, staff will provide … [read more]

Office Hours Reminder, America Recycles Day, Refuse & Recycling Schedule for Thanksgiving Collection, and Woodland Hills Park

Open Office Hours Reminder: Tomorrow evening (Tuesday 11/21/2019), I will have open office hours from 4:30-7:00pm at Alicia Ashman Library - 733 N High Point Rd, Madison, WI 53717. Feel free to come by, say hi and pick up a good book to read! What Can You Put in the Recycling … [read more]

Dogs in Parks & Upcoming Online Meetings about Odana Area Plan

Sharing some news from the Parks Divison and the Planning Division: Dogs Allowed On-Leash in Most Madison Parks In early 2020, Madison Common Council approved the revised dog ordinances (MGO 8.19 and 23.32 , File 59294) which took effect on Friday, March 13. Due to COVID-19 priorities, we … [read more]

September Office Hours & Democracy in the Park Event Planned for September 26 & October 3

I will be hosting office hours in September virtually on Monday, September 14th in the afternoon and Wednesday, September 23th 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 … [read more]

Prescribed Burns on Wednesday 10/28/20 (Stricker's Pond Conservation Park and Owen Conservation Park)

A message from the Parks Division: Please be advised that Madison Parks will conduct a prescribed burn on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at Owen Conservation Park, 6021 Old Sauk Road, Madison. We will be on-site between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Please be advised that Madison Parks will … [read more]

Additional Prescribed Burns Today (Spring Harbor Beach and Indian Hill Park)

I was informed this morning by Engineering that there will be additional prescribed burns today: Engineering staff will attempt prescribed burns on two rain gardens today, October 28. City staff performing the burns are certified and all burns are permitted by Madison Fire Department. Burns … [read more]

Prescribed Burn on Wednesday, 12/9 at Owen Conservation Park

Note from Madison Parks Division: Please be advised that Madison Parks will conduct a prescribed burn tomorrow, Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at Owen Conservation Park, located at 6021 Old Sauk Road, Madison. Crews will be on-site from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM. [read more]

July Office Hours, Body Cameras, News and Recap from Last Few Weeks, and Highlights for the Week of July 12th

The Alicia Ashman Library is back open, and I will be hosting office hours there on July 14th from 4:30pm to 6pm. I will also be connected via Zoom so you visit in-person or virtually. To connect virtually, please use the registration links below to get the Zoom link. When you register, … [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]

Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of August 16, 2021

Rent Abatement and Tenant Protections The Landlord and Tenant Issues Committee will be discussing rent abatement and tenant protections at its meeting on Thursday. Meeting Details Meeting Agenda Register for Public Comment For additional information about additional meetings … [read more]

Multiple D19 Projects at Plan Commission and Other Highlights for the Week of August 23

Multiple District 19 Projects at Monday's Plan Commission Meeting Adopting the Odana Area Plan as a supplement to the Comprehensive Plan Project Website City of Madison - File #: 66098 (legistar.com) Element Collective at University Research Park (421 Charmany … [read more]

2022 Capital Budget, Redistricting and Other Highlights for the Week of September 6

L’shana tova to those celebrating Rosh Hashanah this week. Due to Labor Day and Rosh Hashanah, there are less City meetings this week than usual. 2022 Executive Capital Budget On August 31, Mayor Rhodes-Conway released the 2022 Executive Capital Budget and 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan … [read more]

Brush, Leaf and Yard Waste Pickup Info and Other Highlights for the Week of September 13, 2021

Reindahl Park Encampment The Public Safety Review Committee will be continuing its discussion of Reindahl Park and homeless issues at its meeting on Wednesday. Meeting Details Meeting Agenda Register for Public Comment Rent Abatement and Tenant Protections The Landlord and … [read more]

Redistricting, Odana Area Plan and Other Highlights for the Week of September 20, 2021

Redistricting This week is a big week for local redistricting. As a reminder, redistricting, the process of redrawing the City's wards and alder districts based on population changes that have occurred over the last decade, is happening now. Redistricting determines which communities and … [read more]

2022 Budget, ADUs, Old Middleton Rd and Highlights for the Week of November 15

2022 Budget After a marathon of 3 late night meeting last week that lasted for a total 18 hours, the Common Council approved the City’s 2022 Capital and Operating Budgets. Highlights include funding for a new ambulance at Fire Station 14 to serve the city’s southeast side, support for new … [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]

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]

Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of March 14, 2022

Rent Abatement Policy The Landlord and Tenant Issues Committee will be continuing discussion on rent abatement at its meeting on Thursday. Meeting Details Meeting Agenda Register for Public Comment Vision Zero The Transportation Policy and Planning Board will discuss … [read more]

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

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 … [read more]

LMD, Resource Recovery Special Charge and Other Highlights for the Week of April 18, 2022

Tuesday's council meeting has a lot on the agenda. The good news for residents is that as of February, the council adopted a new format where public comment is taken together at the start of the meeting. Public comment will take place after 8 scheduled honoring resolutions and an annual … [read more]

Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of April 25, 2022

Lake Mendota Drive At the Common Council meeting last week, the Council approved the Lake Mendota Drive Reconstruction project's roadway geometry resolution. Thank you to all those who sent in feedback. The City held three public information meetings, multiple committee meetings and … [read more]

Office Hours, Medians, Metro Transit Redesign Update and Highlights for the week of May 2, 2022

May Office Hours I will be hosting office hours on Wednesday (May 4) 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 register … [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]

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]

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

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. … [read more]

Highlights for the Week of June 27, 2022

Brush from June 13, 2022 Storm to be Collected by Friday, July 8, 2022 - Residents should place brush out by their scheduled set-out day Complete 2022 Trash and Recycling Collection Calendars Now Available: On August 1, around 9,000 west side residents will have their … [read more]

July Office Hours and Other Highlights for the Week of July 4, 2022

July Office Hours -- This Thursday I will be hosting office hours on Thursday, July 7th 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]

Hybrid Council Meeting and Other Highlights for the Week of July 11, 2022

The Common Council will meet in hybrid format at 6:30pm on Tuesday, July 12. Meeting details Meeting agenda Watch online On Wednesday, July 13, the Public Safety Review Committee will discuss the proposed ordinance that would prohibit the Madison Police Department and law … [read more]

Highlights for the Week of July 18, 2022

The Common Council will meet in hybrid format at 6:30pm on Tuesday, July 19th. Note: the proposed ordinance that would prohibit the Madison Police Department and law enforcement responding under mutual aid from using tear gas, mace, impact projectile devices or other chemical agent for … [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]

Tuesday's Election, August Office Hours and Highlights for the Week of August 8, 2022

Election Day for the Partisan Primary is Tuesday, August 9th! 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 Location 91, … [read more]

Office Hours and Other Highlights for the Week of August 15, 2022

August Office Hours I will be hosting office hours on Tuesday (August 16th) 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]

Wexford Pond Dredging and Highlights for the Week of August 22, 2022

Wexford Pond Dredging A public information meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m., Aug. 23, 2022, via Zoom for the Wexford Pond Dredging project. Registration is required. For information about additional City meetings scheduled for this week, please consult the City Meeting … [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]

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]

Highlights for the Week of October 24, 2022

The Common Council will meet in hybrid format at 6:30pm on Tuesday, October 25. Meeting details Meeting agenda Watch online Last Virtual Community Session on the 2023 Budget The city's budget for 2023 will be debated and adopted by the Common Council in November. In addition to … [read more]

Highlights for the Week of October 31, 2022

WEDNESDAY - OPEN HOUSE @ CUNA Mutual Group - Planned Demolition of 5710 Mineral Point Road Alder Tishler and I will be hosting an informal open house at CUNA Mutual Group - 5810 Mineral Point Road on Wednesday (November 2, 2022) from 5pm-6:30pm. CUNA Mutual Group will share plans for the next … [read more]

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