• Hello from your new District 3 Alder!
  • 2023 property tax assessments information
  • I-39/90/94 Design Alternatives Project update: upcoming neighborhood meeting, details soon
  • Water main flushing schedule with map
  • Disc golf courses open, more information
  • Common Council meets 4/25
  • Other Madison-are events and announcements
  • Streets Division announcements

Hello from your new District 3 Alder!

I wrote another post introducing myself to blog-readers in the district. You can check those out in my first Alder blog post.

2023 Property Tax Assessments

The 2023 property assessments are now available on the City website at cityofmadison.com/assessor. Assessment notices were mailed today to all property owners whether or not their assessment has changed from the previous year's value. Property values increased 14.4% overall from the 2022 assessments. Commercial property has increased 16.8% and residential assessments increased 12.9%. Information about the property assessment process in Madison is available in a Madison Assessor’s Office video available here.The open book period will begin Monday, April 24 and close Friday, April 28 at 4:30 p.m. This period of time is an opportunity to discuss property value and provide reason for changing value, if appropriate. Property owners must initiate contact with the appraiser for their property in one of two ways: email: openbook@cityofmadison.com; call: (608) 266-4531.

I-39/90/94 WisDOT Design Alternatives Project

You probably saw former Alder Paulson’s many posts on this topic. To recap, WisDOT project staff are putting together design alternatives for 67 miles of Interstate highway lanes and interchanges, including several along the East Side of Madison. Here’s the project webpage with more information about the project and its phases.

Of note to residents in and near our district is the possible new interchange near what is currently the far eastern end of Milwaukee Street and I-94/WIS 30. I am working with City Transportation staff and other local elected officials to organize a public information meeting on this part of the project during the second half of May. I hope to have time, date, and location details in time to share with you my next weekly blog post! If you can't make it to the meeting, no worries. I will continue to share information with you in these blog posts. 

Rendering of possible new Milwaukee Street Interchange design
Rendering of a potential new interchange design alternative (draft).

Water Main Flushing 

Water Main Flushing plans beginning Monday April 24th (all flushing is daytime unless otherwise noted). Includes W68 East (Area 11) – South of Milwaukee St between Stoughton Rd. and Meadowlark Dr. Will include 4-6 runs per day. See map: http://www.cityofmadison.com/water/Documents/flushingschedule.pdf

Questions: Shayne Santi, 608-261-9128

Flushing Information Line: 608-261-9178

Check out Disk Golf

Local disc golf courses (including our very own in Hiestand Park!) reopened this spring and a new opportunity began for locals interested in checking out the sport! Thanks to the coordination of the Madison park rangers, anyone with a valid Madison Public Library card can now check out a disc golf kit, available at all nine branches of the Madison Public Library (MPL) system. Read more in the Parks blog post.

Hiestand Park Webpage with address and amenities information.

Common Council 

The Common Council meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 in hybrid format at 6:30 PM. Agenda items include amending the 2023 operating budget and setting the 2023 rates for the sewer utility, stormwater utility and landfill remediation (citywide); amending portions of Section 9.23 of the Madison General Ordinances relating to regulation of mobile home parks; repealing and amending sections of the Madison General Ordinances to remove the penalty of possession of certain weapons; and more.

Events & Announcements

Streets Division Updates