Alder Erik Paulson
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Paulson’s Updates
Week of July 25: Monona Terrace 25th party rescheduled to Sunday, neighborhood development meetings, and more
The Monona Terrace 25th Anniversary party is rescheduled by 1 day to Sunday the 24th due to the likely thunderstorms. Also, two neighborhood development meetings coming up this week, plus other city news and events!
- Dane County Moves into "High" COVID-19 Community Levels
- Two Virtual Neighborhood Meetings this week: Plaza Hotel redevelopment July 26th, 102 S Sprecher July 28th
- City Meetings this week
- Events: Parks Alive at various parks, Opera in the Park and Monona Terrace rescheduled to Sunday the 24th, Goodman Pool Events, Disability Pride, and Mad Lit Concert on State St on Friday
- Announcements: Brush Collection, in-person voting starts this week, A new guide from the City about how to host outdoor music events, CARES mental health crisis team expands, and food scraps drop-off at farmers' markets.
Dane County Moves into "High" COVID-19 Community Level
On July 21, 2022, Dane County moved into the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) "high" COVID-19 community level . At this level, in accordance with CDC guidance, Public Health Madison & Dane County recommends that everyone be up-to-date on their vaccines and take additional precautions, including wearing a mask in indoor public spaces. Read the full release here.
Two Neighborhood Meetings this week
- Tuesday, July 26th at 6:30pm - Plato Madison (3841 E Washington Ave, the former Plaza Hotel). Come hear about plans to convert the Plaza Hotel into a mix of studio and one-bedroom apartments. Register online here to get the Zoom link. The developer has submitted plans to the City - they're in Legistar but not yet on the Planning Department's project tracking page. This project is scheduled to go to the Urban Design Commission on September 7th and to the Plan Commission on September 19th, but does not need the approval of the Common Council.
- Thursday, July 28th at 6:00pm - 102 S Sprecher (Corner of Milwaukee and Sprecher). Alder Lemmer held a neighborhood meeting for this project back in December, now that the project has submitted its plans we'll have a refresher before the project goes before the various City boards and commissions. Register online here to get the Zoom link for this meeting (it's a different link than the other meeting) This project will be at the Plan Commission on August 8th and at the Common Council on September 6th.
- The Common Council is not meeting this week, but this week there are 17 committee meetings, including the Landmarks Commission, the Plan Commission, the Sustainable Madison Committee, the Humanitarian Awards Commission, the Committee on Aging, the Urban Design Commission, the Transportation Commission, the Disability Rights Commission, and the Housing Strategy Committee. For information about the meetings and their agendas, and about additional City meetings scheduled for this week, please consult the City meeting schedule.
- Parks Alive is a collaborative effort across multiple City departments and involves many community-based stakeholders and mobile resources. This is a great opportunity to come out to local parks, build community, strengthen relationships, and have fun! Click on the following parks to see dates, times and activities for:
- Monday July 25th 4:30pm-8:15pm @ Allied Park | Movies with Madison Parks - Jungle Cruise
- Tuesday July 26th 1pm-7:30pm @ Worthington Park | Movies with Madison Parks - Moana
- Wednesday, July 27th 4:30pm to 8:45 @ Warner Park (Trailsway) | Parks Alive ~ Increase the Peace | Movies with Madison Parks - The Secret Garden
- Wednesday, July 27th 4:30pm to 7:30pm @ Brentwood Park | Parks Alive ~ Increase the Peace
- Thursday, July 28th 1:00pm to 4:00pm @ Penn Park | Parks Alive ~ It Takes a Village
- Opera in the Park is RESCHEDULED BY 1 Day: Garner Park, 333 S. Rosa Road, and now on Sunday July 24 at 8pm. Read more here.
- Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a free community celebration on now Sunday, July 24, from 6:30pm-9:45pm at its William T. Evjue Rooftop Gardens. The event will feature local and regional bands, dance performances, and conclude with a spectacular drone show over Lake Monona. More details here.
- July is Disability Pride Month. On Saturday, July 30, 2022 , join Wisconsin's Disability Community at Warner Park from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. as we celebrate the 32nd Anniversary of the ADA and make plans to make things more inclusive. A fun day of entertainers, exhibits, adaptive sports, artists, and crafts people. You can check out this link to learn more about Disability Pride Month.
- All-City Dive Meet at the Goodman Pool: The All-City Dive Championship Meet is the final dive event of the summer for the 13 Madison area All-City swim and dive league teams and will include more than 300 divers and 1,000 spectators. This year, Goodman Waves is hosting at the Goodman Pool on Monday and Tuesday, July 25 and 26. Spectators are welcome at no charge.
- POOL CLOSURE NOTICE: The Goodman pool will be closed for public swimming Sunday, July 24 through Tuesday, July 26. A rain delay day, if needed, is scheduled for Wednesday, July 27.
- Free Adapted Swim - MSCR and Madison Parks are hosting a free, Adapted Family Swim Night on Thursday, July 28, 6:30-8 pm at the Goodman Pool, 325 W Olin Ave. The event is open to individuals who have disabilities, their caregivers and their families. The pool has a zero-depth entry, aquatic lift and water wheelchairs are available.
- Friday, July 29th - Mad Lit hosts its next music event on the 100 Block of State St from 8pm-11pm
- Brush collection is slowly winding down for the year. Make sure you don't miss your brush pickup opportunities by getting your schedule at www.cityofmadison.com/BrushCollection
- In-person absentee voting starts on July 26th for the August partisan primary. You can find the list of in-person absentee voting locations by clicking here. This week, the Clerk's office posted a helpful reminder of what types of photo IDs you can use for voting in Wisconsin.
- OMG! The Outdoor Music Guide is Now Available: The Outdoor Music Guide (OMG) is a new resource that describes the ways someone can run an outdoor live music show, whether it is hosted by an individual, organization or a business. Created by the City to assist musicians and music business owners, the OMG document summarizes all the options based on City ordinances with the understanding that every activity is unique and other rules may apply. The City hopes that this tool answers questions and facilitates the delivery of music-related activities while fostering a vibrant music scene in the community.
- CARES Team Expands with Second Response Team and Second Station Location to Better Serve City's West and South Sides: The Community Alternative Response Emergency Services (CARES) program, is a multi-agency program for addressing non-violent, behavioral health-related emergencies. Dane County's 911 dispatch center dispatches CARES units to these emergencies as an alternative to police. The goal of a CARES response is to assess, de-escalate, treat, and refer or transport patients, as needed, to behavioral health services in the community. The City has expanded the CARES program from one team to two and will be responding from a second location at 2120 Fish Hatchery Road to better access and serve the City's West and South Sides.
- Food Scraps Drop-off at Farmers' Markets a Success: Drop-off is available Tuesday evenings at the Eastside and South Madison farmers' markets. The markets will be accepting food scraps every Tuesday at the market location until September 27, 2022.
- The South Madison Farmers' Market is located at 1602 South Park Street and it accepts food scraps from 2:00pm to 6:00pm on Tuesdays.
- The Eastside Farmers' Market is located at 202 S. Ingersoll Street and it accepts food scraps from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on Tuesdays.
You can learn more about their locations and the acceptable food scraps at www.cityofmadison.com/FoodScraps. Information about the program is also available at the market booths. Folks who wish to participate in the food scraps drop-off program can pick up a free small bucket from the food scraps drop-off booths at the Tuesday evening Eastside and South Madison farmers' market.
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