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Alder Regina Vidaver

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Alder Regina Vidaver

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 Vidaver’s Updates

Watershed public meeting tomorrow, update on sidewalks, meetings, events, and announcements

September 28, 2022 6:44 PM

Hello neighbors,

Please join us TOMORROW evening, September 29, for the Public Information Meeting on the Willow Creek Watershed Study from 6-8pm. Please register in advance.


There are two areas in the district still awaiting sidewalk work: the area bounded by Allen, Regent, Commonwealth, and Virginia Terrace, and the area bounded by University, Breese, Regent, and Randall. The contractors were supposed to have completed work already, but they have not. City staff have communicated the expectation that the contractors finish their work this season, and that if work is not completed, the contractors will be subject to fines.

Upcoming Meetings of Interest:


  • To kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), DAIS is hosting a rally at the state capitol at noon on October 2nd. More information can be found on the Facebook event page.
  • The Lake Monona Waterfront Design Challenge is officially kicking off on October 3 at 6pm at the Madison Central Library, Room 301-302.
  • Dane County Superintendent Joe Parisi will be the featured speaker for 350 Wisconsin's Monthly Public Meeting on Monday, Oct 3, from 7-8pm. His topic? "What Can a County Do to Address Climate Change?" Details for attending in person or online are here.
  • MFD virtual recruitment open house events: For the first time ever, the Madison Fire Department (MFD) will host a series of virtual recruitment open houses aimed at introducing new audiences to the idea of becoming a career firefighter/EMT.
    • On Tuesday, October 4, 6pm-8pm, the MFD will host a virtual recruitment open house for women. This event is designed to connect women interested in fire/EMS with other women currently serving at the MFD, and to share job-related information that is especially relevant to women. Register here to participate.
  • The Progress Center for Black Women has several upcoming events in October, including an Entrepreneurial Resource Fair on October 5, and a focused yoga event on October 15.
  • The Regent Neighborhood Art Walk is October 8, 10am-4pm.
  • Fall community lecture: Blood-based biomarkers, risk and protective factors of Alzheimer's DiseaseOctober 12, 5-8pm, Gordon Commons, UW-Madison.
  • The Fair Housing Center of Greater Madison is offering a free online fair housing training seminar for owners and managers of rental properties, or staff operating residential programs, in Madison on Thursday, September 29, 8:30am – 10am and on Wednesday, November 9, 6pm-7:30pm. To register for this free online seminar, visit or call 608-257-0853.


  • Indigenous People's Day 2022 Tribute: Adams Outdoor Advertising is seeking art from native students for a week-long digital display in honor of indigenous nations in Wisconsin. These designs will appear at different times throughout the day and week on digital billboards in the Madison area. Submissions are due by October 1. Questions? Email Evan Schultz or call 608-271-7900.
  • Calling all women artists: The Wisconsin Women's Network is seeking artists to participate in the Artful Women show, which will run from October 29-December 3 at the UW Hospital. Applications are due by October 12.
  • Food scraps recycling for 2022 has been extended to October 25 at two farmer's market drop-off sites:
    • Market Site 1: South Madison Farmer's Market (1602 S. Park Street, Labor Temple)
      • Hours: 2:00pm to 6:00pm.
      • Dates open: Only Tuesday markets
    • Market Site 2: Eastside Farmer's Market (202 S. Ingersoll Street, McPike Park)
      • Hours: 4:00pm to 7:00pm
      • Dates open: Only Tuesday evenings
  • The Business District Support Program website is now live and is accepting applications on a first come, first served basis. This program will provide grant funds to eligible local organizations that can activate or reactivate business districts by promoting small businesses and other economic growth activities such as programs, assistance, and events such as markets or festivals. In addition, this grant can be for existing business associations or new groups interested in exploring or starting a new business district.
  • Dane CORE 2.0: Dane County and the City of Madison were notified this week that their requests for additional emergency rental assistance funds have been approved. That means more federal funds will soon be available to continue the Dane CORE 2.0 program. The Dane CORE 2.0 application portal will re-open at 12:00am on Wednesday, October 5, for persons interested in submitting new applications and additional funding requests. Anyone wishing to review the status of an application that has already been submitted to see if there are any open tasks and that all information is up to date should log into Neighborly.
  • The general election is coming up on November 8, and voters can view a sample ballot for their address on the MyVote Wisconsin website.
  • Absentee ballots are in the mail: Voters are encouraged to ensure their absentee ballot certificate envelope is sealed and complete before returning it to the City Clerk's Office. A complete absentee certificate envelope will include voter signature, witness signature and witness address.
  • Streets Division update: Residents get three curbside collection opportunities in the fall - Yard waste and leaves can be placed on the terrace, which is the grassy space between the sidewalk and the curb. If no terrace is available, it can be placed at the road edge or in the driveway apron.

Take care,

Regina Vidaver

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