Alder Nikki Conklin
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Conklin’s Updates
Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of August 9, 2021
Hope everyone is enjoying their summer as much as possible. The time really is flying by.
Mad Lit continues highlighting music, art, and small businesses run by people of color, using the outdoor spaces around the 100 block of State Street for fun, inclusive events designed to bring the community together. Join the Greater Madison Music City team on August 13 -- The Adem Tesfaye Band w/ Zander Anim + Vilas Park Sniper
Metro Routes Redesign
There is still time to share your input about future Metro routes. For more information visit Transit Network Redesign
Let's Talk About Streets
The City of Madison wants to know what you think about the streets you use to work, live and play in the City of Madison. Please visit the City of Madison's Let's Talk Streets website and take the Community Survey.
Remember, Large Item Collection has Changed
Before you set your items out to the curb for the Streets Division to collect them, you need to submit a work order to schedule the pickup. The website to book your large item collection appointment is www.cityofmadison.com/LargeItemWorkOrder.
Student Move Out
The first two weeks of August always brings out a big mess to the curb as thousands of downtown leases all end around August 15. Each year, around 1 million pounds of junk gets set out to the curb for Streets Division crews to collect, so it's important to follow the rules so collection can be fast and safe.
Everyone 12 and Older is Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine – Stay Healthy, Get Vaccinated
FREE COVID-19 Vaccine, Family Activities and Food at Aldo Leopold Park
August 10th, 5:30-8:00 p.m. Free Ice Cream and nutritious dinner, COVID-19 Vaccine, and fun family activities at Aldo Leopold Park, 2906 Traceway Dr. hosted by Leopold-Arbor Hills Neighborhood Resource Team and many partners!
Reindahl Park Updates
The Public Safety Review Committee will continue its discussion of the Reindahl Park encampment at its meeting on Wednesday.
Enforcing City Ordinances in Reindahl Park
The Equal Opportunities Commission is discussing a resolution directing City staff to enforce City ordinances in Reindahl Park at its meeting on Thursday.
The Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee will be discussing the redistricting process at its meeting on Thursday.
For additional information about additional meetings scheduled for this week, please consult the City Meeting Schedule online here
Events, activities, seminars, etc.
- The 6th Annual Madison Black Restaurant Week is August 8-15, featuring 40 participating vendors. Learn more here.
- Don't miss Mercadito de las Americas, a multicultural farmers market, at Penn Park, 2101 Fisher Street. The market will feature food carts, fun activities, music, and much more. The market takes place from 4pm-7pm on August 12, August 26, and September 9; and from 10am-3pm every Sunday until September 5.
- Do you like food, art, music, and fun activities? Then join the fun at Lift Leopold on August 10, 5:30pm-7:30pm at Aldo Leopold Park, 2906 Traceway Drive. There will be free dinner at 6pm, YMCA flag football skills and drills, Madison Public Library DREAM bus, art activities for kids, Wheels for Winners free bike repair, a vaccination clinic and vaccine education, and free ice cream from Chocolate Shoppe.
- Sessions at McPike Park start on Friday, August 6. Find the lineup of artists here.
- Are you excited to get back to State Street for fun times and festivals? One way you can do that is by attending the MadLit festivals, which happen every other Friday night, 8pm-11pm, from July through October. The next MadLit festival is August 13, featuring The Adem Tesfaye Band with Zander Anim + Vilas Park Sniper. The event is free of charge. Learn more about the MadLit festival and upcoming acts here.
- Upcoming, public-facing COVID-19 mobile vaccine clinics, as organized by Public Health Madison & Dane County:
- Friday, August 6: Utica Fest (Cambridge), 5pm-7 pm
- Friday, August 6: Heritage Elementary School (Waunakee), 3pm-6 pm
- Friday, August 6: Belleville Community Picnic, 4pm-7 pm
- Saturday, August 7: Utica Fest, 12 noon -4 pm
- Saturday, August 7: PEBOGA Artist Showcase at Labor Temple on Park St, 3pm-7 pm
- Saturday, August 7: Belleville Community Picnic, 10am-3 pm
- Sunday, August 8: Belleville Community Picnic, 10am-1 pm
- Monday, August 9: Mercado Marimar, 11am-1 pm
- Tuesday, August 10: Luke House, 11am-1 pm
- Wednesday, August 11: WisCares Vet Clinic, 12 noon-3 pm
You can find details and see a map of all upcoming public clinics on the Public Health website. You can find details and see a map of all upcoming public clinics on the Public Health website. Public Health also has regular vaccine hours at their South Madison and East Washington offices. Public Health Madison & Dane County's COVID-19 Data Snapshot is released every Thursday. You can read their weekly blog post for a summary of the week's data. This week's blog post is about the latest guidance from public health as a refresher for anyone who may have missed recent updates. For a weekly summary of talking points around COVID-19 in Dane County, please check out their hot topics document in their Google Drive.
- Upcoming Movies in the Park
- Friday, August 6, 6:30pm, Lake Edge Park (511 Park Court): Tenet
- Tuesday, August 10, 6pm, Allied Park (2370 Revival Ridge): Jumanji: The Next Level
- Thursday, August 12, 7pm, Warner Park (2930 N. Sherman Avenue): Avengers: Endgame
- Saturday, August 14, 5pm, 100 block of State Street: Raya and the Last Dragon
- Saturday, August 14, 7:15pm, 100 block of State Street: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
- Tuesday, August 17, 6pm, Worthington Park (3102 Worthington Avenue): The Lion King (2019)
Announcements, press releases, press conferences, etc.
- August is Civic Health Month, a national project from an organization called VotER, which is made up of health care providers striving to share the message that CIVIC health is critical to physical and mental health. They strive to educate patients about how much of our health depends on various levels of government and the need for citizens to be involved. They encourage patients to register and vote using lanyards or laminated placards in exam rooms with QR codes to register. As they say, "Health is always on the ballot." Learn more about Civic Health Month here.
- On August 3, the CDC issued a new order extending the moratorium on evictions due to non-payment of rent for 60 days, through October 3. The Order is limited to counties with substantial or high rates of community transmission. Dane County is currently at a substantial rate of community transmission, so the extension currently applies here in Dane County. In order to qualify for protection under the Order, you will have to have served a declaration upon your landlord attesting to a number of facts. The Tenant Resource Center has a declaration tool you can use to determine whether you are eligible and send a declaration to your landlord. You also need to apply for government assistance available to you. TRC is currently administering the Dane CORE program, which allocates federal emergency rent assistance funds, and you can apply online. Urban Triage is currently providing assistance to people in completing applications and will be administering rental assistance funds, as well, next month. That information is available at their website. There are several exceptions to the order that allow landlords to proceed with eviction for tenant misconduct or contract violations for reasons other than non-payment.
- The Dane County Department of Human Services Immigration Affairs Office has put together some resources for undocumented people. Visit the website to learn more.
- The City of Madison launches Phase 1 of its new program, 20 is Plenty, on Monday, August 9. The program aims to improve safety on Madison's neighborhood streets, by lowering the speed limit on residential streets from 25 mph to 20 mph. Read more here.
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