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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

Updates August 16, 2021

August 16, 2021 8:46 PM

  • Neighborhood
  • Transportation
  • City meetings
  • Community
  • COVID-19


Stay in touch with your neighbors:

Rolling Meadows Neighborhood Association

North Star Neighborhood Association

Donate school supplies for neighborhood kids 

Illustration of three books stacked on top of each other with an apple on top of them, with the words "back to school" across the book spines

The Harmony Apartments' community coordinators are doing their second annual school supplies drive for the elementary age kids at The Harmony. At this link is the list of their supply needs, which allows one to sign up for what they would like to donate. 

If you are unable to use the link, or have any questions, please contact Harmony Apartments' community coordinator Corrin Lackey at 608-228-7876.

Madison Public Library hours expand on September 7

Pinney Library reading room

Beginning Tuesday, September 7, Madison Public Library locations will return to full service hours. In our area, that means Pinney Library at 516 Cottage Grove Road will be open from 9am to 9pm weekdays and 9 am to 5 pm on Saturdays.


Bus service increased/restored east of Sprecher

Metro will be restoring service east of Sprecher using the below route as a detour starting on August 23. There will not be stops on Wyalusing south of Dominion at first because those will need to be established.

Help inform future City street projects

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The City of Madison wants to know what you think about the streets you use everyday: how they are designed, who they serve, how they are used, and how to make them safer. 

Take this quick survey to let them know. Your ideas will help shape future street projects. 

Metro Routes Redesign

There is still time to share your input about future Metro routes. For more information visit Transit Network Redesign.

City meetings highlights for the week of August 16, 2021

Below are some agenda items of potential interest from city committees that are meeting this week. If you click on meeting "Details", you will find participation and viewing options, and a link to the full meeting agenda. If you click on an item from within an agenda, you will see all documents that relate to that item.

The Economic Development Committee meets on Wednesday, August 18, at 5 pm. A couple items of interest on their agenda include Agenda Item 2: The Greater East Towne Area Plan and Agenda Item 3: The Pop Up Shop program.



The Landlord and Tenant Issues Committee will be discussing rent abatement and tenant protections at its meeting on Thursday, August 19 at 5 pm.



For more information about meetings scheduled for this week, please consult the City Meeting Schedule.


Thursday: Madison Night Market

Madison Night Market logo

The Madison Night Market returns this Thursday, August 19 from 4 – 9pm.

The 5th Annual Madison Night Market will showcase handmade products, local art, artisan gifts, prepackaged foods and fresh produce. The event includes live music, food carts and pop-up restaurant experiences.

The newly-expanded market includes all six blocks of State Street and a small portion of Gilman Street. This expansion allows for vendors to have more space between them and for businesses along State Street to join in on the fun. 

Madison Night Market will be held the third Thursday of August through December, with a special market on Friday, October 22 to be held in partnership with Science on the Square. 

The Market is presented by the Madison Central Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with the City of Madison.

Engineering work earns national recognition

Congrats to the City of Madison Engineering Division who received national recognition for the work accomplished on two City buildings -- Fire Station 14 and Madison Municipal Building (MMB). The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) recognized both FS14 and MMB as part of its 2021 Engineering Excellence Awards competition

COVID information and resources

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