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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
WI Relay Service

Alder Paulson’s Updates

Updates March 14, 2022

March 15, 2022 12:47 AM

  • March 23: Virtual meeting for far east side on the draft Metro Transit Network Redesign map

  • Metro: Masks still required to ride

  • Copper Ridge Dog Training seeking conditional use to open at 4230 Argosy Court

  • Spring election sample ballots available

  • Garlic Mustard pull event at Heritage Sanctuary Saturday, April 30, 9 am - noon

  • Volunteers needed for Dog Park Cleanup Day and the Earth Day Challenge

  • Imprinted in Madison: Artists Making Their Mark

  • Enroll Today in the Award-Winning Master Recycler Course

  • March 16: Public information meeting on the Town of Madison attachment

  • City meetings and news

  • COVID

 

 


 

March 23: Virtual meeting for far east side on the draft Metro Transit Network Redesign map

 

Draft Metro Transit Network Redesign Map

There is a virtual meeting on Wednesday, March 23 at 6 pm for the far east side to review the draft Metro Transit Network Redesign map and to provide feedback.

Learn more and register at https://www.cityofmadison.com/metro/routes-schedules/transit-network-redesign

This draft plan is designed toward the ridership goal. The plan focuses on fewer routes that are more direct and frequent, while providing coverage where it is needed most.

Take the Network Redesign Draft Plan Survey

Over the next few months, staff will be analyzing feedback on Metro's Network Redesign Draft Plan and making adjustments. The survey will be available until the end of April.

Survey (English)

Survey (Spanish)

Paper copies of the survey are available in English, Spanish and Hmong. Call 608-266-4466 or email mymetrobus@cityofmadison.com to request a copy.

You can also provide feedback by emailing MetroRedesign@cityofmadison.com.


Metro: Masks still required to ride

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has extended their order until April 18, 2022. This order requires all passengers and employees to wear face masks while utilizing all forms of public transit, including Metro Transit buses and paratransit vehicles.


Copper Ridge Dog Training seeking conditional use to open at 4230 Argosy Court

I received notice that Copper Ridge Dog Training is submitting their application for a conditional use approval to open their business at 4230 Argosy Court. They expect to be submitting their application to the city on March 14, which would put them at the May 9 Plan Commission meeting.

This business offers daily dog training services and would not be offering any overnight care at this location. They are intending to have an outdoor fenced area to the east of the property, with a six foot wood privacy fence.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about this proposal.


Spring election sample ballots available

The Spring Election is on Apr. 5, 2022. Several offices are up for election. Voters can view a sample ballot for their address at myvote.wi.gov .

Additionally, several polling locations have changed in our area. Postcards were sent out to voters in areas impacted by polling place changes. You can verify your polling location either at myvote.wi.gov or cityofmadison.com/WhereDoIVote.


Garlic Mustard pull event at Heritage Sanctuary Saturday, April 30, 9 am - noon

Submitted by Beth Godfrey

Garlic mustard leaves and flower

 

Garlic mustard is an aggressive invasive species threatening woodlands and native plants including the outstanding trillium display each spring in Madison's Heritage Sanctuary Conservation Park. Please consider assisting with a garlic mustard pull on Saturday April 30 from 9 am to noon. 

A staff person from Madison Parks will lead this off-trail project.  Volunteers should wear garden gloves and bring a dandelion weeder. Meet by the sanctuary sign at the south entrance (625 Meadowlark Drive) at 8:50 am. 

Please email Beth at elsbethrich@gmail.com if you plan to volunteer.

From Madison Parks: At peak trillium bloom in early to mid-May, the 9.3 acre Heritage Sanctuary is unequaled. Under an oak forest canopy lies a wildflower carpet more typical of a maple forest. Heritage Sanctuary is located on Madison's east side in the Heritage Heights neighborhood.


Volunteers needed for Dog Park Cleanup Day and the Earth Day Challenge

Two large, smiling dogs standing on grass
District 3 residents Benny and Molly Jones. Photo courtesy of Mike and Jess Jones.

Do you love your dog park? Help spruce up and clean up your favorite off-leash dog park at Dog Park Cleanup Day on Saturday, April 2, 2022.

Volunteers are needed to assist with picking up trash and scooping up dog poop. Parks will supply the trash bags, gloves, scoopers, and buckets. 

 

Earth Day Challenge

Celebrate Earth Day with your neighbors and friends by volunteering to clean up your local park at the Earth Day Challenge. Volunteers are needed to assist with trash pickup, raking, weeding, removing sticks, and more on Saturday, April 23, 2022.

 


Imprinted in Madison: Artists Making Their Mark

On display at the Madison Municipal Building from February 25, 2022 – February 17, 2023

Imprinted in Madison: Artists Making Their Mark features prints by contemporary artists whose paths brought them to or through Madison. The exhibition showcases a wide variety of prints and printmaking processes from internationally exhibited artists and locally celebrated printmakers alike. 


Enroll Today in the Award-Winning Master Recycler Course

Want to become a better recycler

Sustain Dane, in partnership with the City of Madison, is once again offering an opportunity to become a Master Recycler .

The course will teach you about how to recycle the right way in your home, and also provide you with the tools so you can share your knowledge with your friends, neighbors, relatives, coworkers, fellow congregants, and others in your life so they will know how to recycle right, too.


Support for homeowners available

On Monday, March 7, Governor Tony Evers announced the launch of the Wisconsin Help for Homeowners (WHH) program-- a $92 million statewide program. Eligible homeowners (with and without a mortgage) who have experienced financial hardship because of the coronavirus pandemic can now receive financial assistance with overdue housing-related bills like mortgage payments, local property taxes, utilities, housing counseling and legal services. 

The application is live and open on a first-come, first-served basis at homeownerhelp.wi.gov. To get additional information and assistance, call 1-855-2-HOME-WI (4663-94). Application and call center are available in Spanish, Hmong, and Somali in addition to English.

 


Madison Public Library Introduces Poet-in-Residence

District 3 resident Angela Trudell Vasquez will serve as Madison Public Library's Poet-in-Residence from March through May 2022

During the residency, Vasquez will provide workshops catering to different age groups, including adults, teens, and youth and families. 

The final event for the Poet-in-Residence program will be a reception at Pinney Library in May celebrating the Bus Line Poetry winners. 


City


March 16: Public information meeting on the Town of Madison attachment

The next public information meeting about the Town of Madison Attachment is scheduled for March 16, 2022 at 6 pm via Zoom. The meeting will have simultaneous interpretation in Spanish and it will be streamed at the Madison Municipal Building room 153 (English) and MMB room 151 (Spanish) for those who do not have access to a digital device at home. 

Registration is required.


City meetings

 

Rent Abatement Policy

The Landlord and Tenant Issues Committee will be continuing discussion on rent abatement at its meeting on Thursday.

Meeting Details

Agenda

Register for Public Comment

 

Additional meetings scheduled for this week

 


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