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
Meetings and events for the week of January 24th
Hope you enjoyed this snowy weekend. Please be safe out there, slow down and take your time when driving. If you need anything please don't hestitate to reach out.
Snow Plowing Update: January 24, 2022 6:45 am
Be prepared for a very difficult and slippery morning commute throughout Madison, and for most of this week. If you must be on the roads this morning or in the coming days, you must be slow, patient, and alert. Make good choices.
Give yourself ample travel time to get to your destinations. Also, anticipate your turns and stops so you do not slide.
With the arrival of more snow last night paired with temperatures too cold for the Streets Division to apply salt, all Madison roads are very slippery and snowy. Plow trucks have been out since the start of the storm applying sand where needed, but slippery conditions remain. Trucks will remain out to help clean up from this storm.
This includes the main thoroughfares, such as those roads used by Madison Metro for bus routes.
Residential streets will also be snow-covered and slick with the snow.
Temperatures may become warm enough to apply salt to the main thoroughfares later this morning – however, the very cold temperatures will slow salt's ability to work, and it may only provide minimal assistance. And temperatures for the middle of the week are expected to be well below salt's effective threshold, too.
Residential streets are not salted and they will remain snow-covered.
You should expect to encounter persistent snowy, slippery conditions for all Madison roadways for most of this week. Be prepared and be safe on the roads. Conditions are difficult and will remain challenging.
Streets Division staff will continue to monitor the roads and the weather. Additional updates will be provided.
· On Tuesday, January 25, join in community for an evening with Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of The 1619 Project, staff writer at The New York Times Magazine, and co-founder of the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting. Hannah-Jones will reflect on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., through the lens of her award-winning work investigating racial injustice and the consequences of slavery in American history. Learn more about this free event here.
· The Dane County Land and Water Resources Dept. has a limited supply of free native plants that are available for use in school or community projects within Dane County that benefit water quality and education. Plants for the fall cycle are grown by volunteers. Plants will be available for pick up in late summer. To find out more about the program please visit the program website.
· The dogs who protect and patrol the Madison community are in need of your help. The Madison Police Department K-9 unit is launching a fundraiser for new bulletproof vests for its six patrol dogs. Learn more and find out how to donate here.
· The City of Madison is seeking to fund proposals in 2022 that support community partners in their work delivering direct assistance to undocumented individuals and families as they cope with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications are due by 12:00 noon on January 28, 2022. Learn more here.
· Remember that the deadline to contact staff for the 2022 Neighborhood Grant Program pre-app meeting has been extended to January 31, 2022. Do not miss this opportunity and meet with us to discuss ideas! Final deadline to apply for a grant is February 7, 2022, 4:30pm.
Save the Date
· Madison Arts Commission annual grants of up to $3,000 to support art projects and a new special grant program called "Artists at Work" in the amount of $15,000 - $29,000 to support job creation for the creative sector will soon be open. Stay tuned! Opportunities will come to this webpage in February.
· The City of Madison Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee (LORC) has proposed revisions to Madison's Historic Preservation Ordinance for local historic districts. These ordinance changes will apply to all properties in the Mansion Hill, Third Lake Ridge, Marquette Bungalows, University Heights, and First Settlement local historic districts. The Common Council-appointed Committee is now seeking additional public input before finalizing the draft ordinance. Three public meetings have been scheduled to provide an overview of the proposed changes and an opportunity to comment on the draft ordinance. The scheduled public meetings and their respective topics are listed below:
o All Districts / General Public Meeting: Thursday, February 3 - 6:30 pm
o Development Professionals + Contractors Meeting: Monday, February 7 - noon
o New Construction Meeting: Thursday, February 10 - 6:30 pm
These will be virtual meetings and the public is invited to attend any of them. Participants will need to register in advance using instructions posted on the project website.
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