Meetings and Updates Week of May 8th
Meetings and Updates Week of May 8, 2023
- Neighborhood Meeting: Interstate Corridor Study and Potential Milwaukee Street Interchange Alternatives
- Eastside Alders Meet and Greet on 5/26 (hope to see you there!)
- Transit Network Redesign Updates
- Meetings: Finance Committee and Plan Commission
- Garlic Mustard Pull at Heritage Conservation Park
- Meadowlands and Tree Lane Resource Fairs
- Events and Announcements
Neighborhood Meeting: Interstate Corridor Study and Potential Milwaukee Street Interchange Alternatives
When: Thursday, June 1st 2023, 6-7:30pm
Where: Steamfitters Local 601 Building, 6310 Town Center Drive
You're invited! Please join your neighbors for a public meeting with Wisconsin Department of Transportation staff and City Transportation staff about WisDOT's I-39/90/94 Corridor Study. 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 withmore information about the project and its phases.
This event will include a special emphasis on the potential Milwaukee Street/I-94 Interchange project just east of District 3. I will be there as well to participate in the discussion and hear folks' feedback.
Eastside Alders Meet and Greet Event 5/26, 5:30-7:30pm at La Taguara
Join Alders Dina Nina Martinez-Rutherford (D15), Jael Currie (D16), and Sabrina Madison (D17) and myself at La Taguara for an East Side Alder Meet & Greet. Light refreshments will be provided. Special thanks to Alder Madison for the idea and getting us together! We hope to see you there!
Transit Network Redesign Updates
Metro’s redesign set to go into effect on Sunday, June 11
Trip Planning: We have schedule information now at mymetrobus.com/redesign.
Currently, you can plan your trip using the Transit App. (You would need to set a travel date on or after June 11.)
The Finance Committee meeting will be held in virtual format on Monday, May 8, 2023 at 4:30 PM. Agenda items include amending the 2023 adopted Mayor’s Office Sustainability Improvements Project Capital Budget to accept a grant award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA); and more.
The Plan Commission meeting will be held in virtual format on Monday, May 8, 2023 at 5:30pm. Agenda items include public comment, an update to the West Area Plan, street map changes consistent with the 2022 Greater East Towne Area Plan; a public hearing on a proposed downtown residential development on the block bound by Johnson, Broom, Dayton, and Basset Streets; a public hearing on a proposed west side residential development; a public hearing on a proposed residential development near Williamson and Patterson Streets; and a handful of Planned Development changes and conditional use changes, all outside of District 3.
Garlic Mustard Pull at Heritage Sanctuary Conservation Park
Saturday May 20th from. 9am-noon. Garlic mustard is an aggressive invasive species threatening woodlands and native plants including the outstanding trillium displays each spring in Madison’s Heritage Sanctuary Conservation Park. Please consider assisting with a garlic mustard pull on Saturday May 20th from 9 a.m. to noon. A Madison Parks staff person will lead this off-trail project. Volunteers should bring a dandelion weeder, if possible, and wear garden gloves. Meet by the sanctuary sign at the south entrance (625 Meadowlark Drive) at 8:50 a.m. Please email Beth at email@example.com if you plan to volunteer.
Meadowlands and Tree Lane Resource Fairs
Does your organization provide activities, resources, or services that could benefit the children and families living in the Meadowlands and Tree Lane Apartments this summer? Public Health Madison & Dane County is hosting resource fairs at each of these locations in May. If you would like to attend one or both of these fairs, please complete the following survey to assist with planning. Or contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org. YES MY ORG WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND! Responses requested by Friday, May 12, 2023!
- Meadowlands Apartments – 6810 Milwaukee St., Saturday, May 20th 12-3pm
- Tree Lane Family Apartments – 7933 Tree Ln., Wednesday, May 24th 3-6 pm
Related, my colleague Alder Jael Currie from the 16th District (our neighbors to the south and east, which now includes the Meadowlands and the Door Creek community) wrote about the Meadowlands situation and ongoing efforts to improve in her April 25th blog post.
- East Side Farmers' Market, Tuesday, May 9, 2023: The Eastside Farmers' Market is Madison Wisconsin’s finest weekday farmers' market. Our goal is to bring the freshest Wisconsin grown food direct to the heart of the East side. Our vendor members are agricultural producers and food artisans who make value added products from Wisconsin's agricultural bounty.
- Conservation Park Tour – Heritage Sanctuary, Wednesday, May 10, 2023: It's our annual wildflower walk! Heritage Sanctuary is known for its robust display of “spring ephemeral” wildflowers. Join conservation staff, enjoy the blooms and learn about how this habitat came to be.
- Madison Night Market, Thursday, May 11, 2023: Madison Night Market is a celebration of Madison's unique and inspiring creative culture.
- Capitol View Farmer's Market Returns May 31st, 2023: The Capitol View Farmers' Market will return to the North Star Neighborhood each Wednesday of the season from 3-7pm, beginning Wednesday, May 31st!
Joint Statement by Madison Mayor and Alders Related to Recent Racist Video: On Monday, a video of an UW-Madison student engaging in racist language targeting Black students on campus became public and went viral.
Don’t Miss Your Final Spring Yard Waste Collection: The Streets Division is wrapping up the spring yard waste collection. For certain neighborhoods, the final set out for spring yard waste collection is this coming up Sunday, May 7, 2023.
Seeking people to join Community Policing Advisory Boards to build trust, legitimacy: The Madison Police Department is recruiting individuals now through May 26, 2023 to serve on Community Policing Advisory Boards (CPABs) in each of Madison’s six police districts (cityofmadison.com/police/districts).
Mow Two Times this Low Mow May 2023: The City invites the community to support its pollinators and green spaces by mowing less and joining in its Low Mow May 2023 efforts.
REMINDER: Dane CORE 2.0 Rental Assistance Program Applications to Close May 31: Dane County and the City of Madison want to remind residents that the Dane COronavirus REntal program (CORE 2.0), funded by the Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program through the U.S.