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Alder Erik Paulson

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Alder Erik Paulson

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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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Alder Paulson’s Updates

District 3 Updates

June 18, 2019 11:52 AM

In this update:

  • Kwik Trip

  • Harmony Apartments at Grandview

  • Rolling Meadows Street Lights

  • Meadowlark Drive Safety Concerns

  • $100 Rebates Still Available

  • Chase Bank Building on Milwaukee Street

  • Community Crime Map


Kwik Trip

Thanks to everyone who attended the Kwik Trip meeting last week. As mentioned, they intend to submit their land use application soon - within the next few weeks.

Please find the handout that was shared at the meeting here.

After this, the proposal will be presented to the Plan Commission, but not the Common Council. There is opportunity for public comment at Plan Commission - or to submit letters in advance.

Please also email me your thoughts on the Kwik Trip. So far, I've heard primarily positive feedback on the plan, but very important concerns have also been expressed, particularly related to traffic on Sprecher Road including at Kilpatrick Lane and how the new roads that will be constructed will impact traffic and safety.

The Harmony Apartments at Grandview

Many folks have requested an update about the situation with The Harmony Apartments at Grandview. They have committed to the following:

  • Installing cameras

  • Explore adding staff and increasing the hours the management office is open

  • Hiring a security guard over the summer months

  • Madison Police Department will share their call data with the property and there will be regular meetings between MPD and the property

I am currently working with city Traffic Engineering to understand what the options are the city can take to manage the street parking, and whether there is a safety concern with how narrow the road becomes with cars parked on both sides.

If cars that are inoperable, leaking oil, etc., are seen parked on the street, please do complete the MPD self-report form, as having these cars parked on the street is illegal.

There will be a meeting later in the summer hosted at the Harmony apartments. At that meeting, the property will share the progress they've made on improvements to the apartments.

Rolling Meadows lights

City traffic engineering have identified some areas in Rolling Meadows that could benefit from more street lighting, including spots on Charleen Lane, Portland Parkway and S. Walbridge Avenue. The next step in this process is having neighbors circulate petitions to be signed by residents who live in the vicinity of the potential new lights. I'm awaiting copies of these petitions for neighbors to circulate.

City traffic engineering staff will share their review of the street lighting and more details on the process, at the July 11 Rolling Meadows Neighborhood Association meeting.

Meadowlark Drive safety

I've heard from folks concerned about the speed of cars on Meadowlark Drive and curious what happened with the 2015 survey for installing speed humps on the road.

I found that the 2015 survey of Meadowlark Drive residents failed to get the 60% support rate required for the installation of speed humps. We are exploring doing this survey again. If the results again fail to achieve 60% in support of speed humps, there may be other traffic-calming measures that can be explored.

Toilet rebates are still available for 2019

There's nothing all that exciting about a toilet, but what about 17,000 toilets?

In 2009, Madison Water Utility began offering customers $100 rebates to replace old, water-wasting toilets with EPA-rated high efficiency models. Since then, thousands of Madison home and business owners have taken advantage of the Toilet Rebate Program, replacing more than 17,000 old toilets and saving an estimated 1,088,847,183 gallons of water.

Get your rebate

The empty Chase building on Milwaukee Street

Regarding what is coming next for the vacant Chase Bank building at 4513 Milwaukee Street: I've talked with the broker working to sell the building and as of right now, there are no plans for the building, other than it will not be another bank. I'll keep everyone posted on this topic.

Community Crime map

The Madison Police Department shared that the Community Crime Map is a useful tool for tracking crimes in the area and trends over time.

This week's meetings

City Weekly Meeting Schedule

Mayor's meeting schedule

County Weekly Meeting Schedule

"District Reports"


District 3 calendar (Email to submit events)


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