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  • Common Council Alders Respond to Recent Hire of Former DeForest Police Chief Posted Oct 10, 2018
    October 10, 2018 To: Mr. Jim Campbell, Town of Madison Board Chair Chief Scott Gregory, Town of Madison Police Department Brende Hofer, Town of Madison Police and Fire Commission Chair Re: Town of Madison hires former Deforest …
  • City of Madison Flooding Update-Friday October 5 Posted Oct 5, 2018
    The National Weather Service is forecasting more rain this weekend and into next week. City officials are preparing for flooding and encouraging residents to do the same. The Madison area may receive 1 to 1 ½ inches of rain …
  • City of Madison Flooding Update-Thursday, October 4, 2018 Posted Oct 4, 2018
    Potential Rising Waters and Reminders on Sandbags and Parking Both Lake Mendota and Monona rose about 5 inches following the rain we received last Sunday and Monday. Lake Mendota is currently one foot below the 100-year …
  • Alder Matt Phair - Not Running for Re-Election in 2019 Posted Oct 1, 2018
    Alder Matt Phair will not seek re-election to the Common Council in the spring of 2019. He has decided that after four terms representing District 20, he will focus his energy in other places, mostly with his family. “It is …
  • City of Madison Flooding Update: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Posted Sep 19, 2018
    The National Weather Service reports that the area surrounding the City of Madison could receive up to 3.5 inches of rain in the next 24 to 36 hours. It could also be much less, but residents are being advised of potential …
  • City of Madison Flooding Update- Friday, September 14, 2018 Posted Sep 14, 2018
    Sunny skies are forecasted through the weekend, but there is a potential for rain in the forecast early next week. Lake levels continues to drop, but slowly. Engineers estimate that if we don’t experience a rain event in the …
  • City of Madison Flooding Update, Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Posted Sep 12, 2018
    Water levels on Lake Monona continue to be well above the 100 year level. It is anticipated that they will fall to the 100 year level if we maintain sunny weather with no rain for an additional six days. We are in no way free …
  • City of Madison Flooding Update-Monday, September 10, 2018 Posted Sep 10, 2018
    Due to receding water levels in the isthmus, City Traffic Engineers have re-opened one lane of traffic in each direction on East Johnson Street. There is still standing water on the road in the other lanes so motorists are …
  • Emergency Closure - Olin Turville Ct. Posted Sep 7, 2018
    The City of Madison Engineering Division will be making an emergency repair to the sanitary sewer located in Olin-Turville Park on Olin-Turville Ct. At times throughout the day there will be no vehicular access on Olin-Turville …
  • Expect Lane Closure On Williamson Street Friday Posted Sep 6, 2018
    The City of Madison Engineering Division will be patching the emergency repair to the sanitary sewer located in the 600 block of Williamson Street. Outbound traffic will be reduced to one lane during this work.    Work will …
  • Emergency Lane Closures - Wednesday, 9/5 Posted Sep 5, 2018
    The City of Madison Engineering Division will be making an emergency repair to the sanitary sewer located in the 600 block of Williamson Street. Outbound traffic will be reduced to one lane during this work.   Work will start …
  • City of Madison Flooding Update - Monday, September 3 Posted Sep 3, 2018
    Madison residents are asked to continue to be prepared for rising water levels. The water level on Lake Monona has reached a new record high after going up an inch overnight. It is currently at 7 ½ inches above the 100-year …
  • City of Madison Flooding Update - Sunday, 9/2 Posted Sep 3, 2018
    Please see the following updates following this most recent rainstorm. First Street North First Street has one lane open in each direction. Packers Ave Packers Avenue is open. The inbound closure at Aberg Avenue was due to …
  • City of Madison Flooding Update - Sunday, 9/2 Posted Sep 3, 2018
    Issued: 7:12 pm Due to the recent rainstorm, flooding has closed the following: E Washington Ave. East Washington Avenue has one lane closed in each direction. Two lanes remain open in each direction. The right lane is closed …
  • City of Madison Flooding Update - Sunday, 9/2 Posted Sep 2, 2018
    The risk for flash flooding remains high this afternoon and into the evening. Madison residents in areas at risk of flash flooding should be prepared. Sandbag barriers should remain in place and vehicles should not be parked in …
  • City of Madison Flooding Update - Saturday, 9/1 Posted Sep 1, 2018
    Flooding concerns remain. As more rain rolls through Madison today, forecasts show even more rain to come. Lake levels remain high and the threat of flash flooding continue. Residents should keep sandbag barriers in place until …
  • Parking Reminders for the Week Ahead Posted Aug 31, 2018
    Free overnight parking in all City-owned parking garages continues through Friday, September 7. Late night pay resumes the evening of Saturday, September 8. While Flood Emergency Parking is in effect, there is no fee to park in …
  • City of Madison Flooding Update - Friday, August 31 Posted Aug 31, 2018
    We have a potentially threatening weather forecast. Check the latest weather forecast frequently. A small amount of rain will cause more pooling and potential lane closures. Don’t be complacent, the threat of river and lake …
  • City of Madison Flooding Update - Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 3:00 pm Posted Aug 30, 2018
    As the level of Lake Mendota is being managed, additional water is being released. The County continues to do an incredible job, monitoring and maintaining the levels of the lake. This release is resulting in water pooling on …
  • City of Madison Flooding Update-Thursday, August 30, 2018 Posted Aug 30, 2018
    In an effort to manage the water level on Lake Mendota, the flow of water through the Tenney dam has been increased. This will lead to rising water levels on the isthmus that will result in ponding on roadways and possible lane …
  • City of Madison Flooding Update - Wednesday, 8/29 Posted Aug 29, 2018
    We are incredibly fortunate that, although we had a severe weather forecast for our area last night, the majority of the rain went to the north and south of Madison.  That meant that although there were some minor lane closures …
  • City of Madison Flooding Update - Tuesday, 8/28 Posted Aug 28, 2018
    Update from Mayor Soglin’s Press Conference Today While things seem calm, and we have dodged two potential rain events, residents and businesses on the isthmus should not get complacent. We know that just north of here between …
  • John Nolen Drive Partial Road Closure Update Tuesday through Friday Posted Aug 27, 2018
    City of Madison crews will be working on the shoreline of Lake Monona Tuesday through Friday to reduce flooding erosion and preserve the integrity of the Capital City Trail. One of the inbound lanes of John Nolen Drive will be …
  • City of Madison Flooding Update – Monday, 8/27 Posted Aug 27, 2018
    We received less than one inch of rain last night and waters on some area streets are receding. As a result: We have reopened the following streets this morning: Inbound E Washington (from N. Brearly to N Livingston) – all …
  • City of Madison Flooding Update - Sunday, 8/26 Posted Aug 26, 2018
    As of this morning, Lake Mendota has dropped about an inch. The Yahara River at East Main Street fell one and a half inches due to reduction in flow. Remaining lakes saw a .75-inch rise. According to the National Weather …
  • City of Madison Flooding Update - Saturday, 8/25 Posted Aug 25, 2018
    As of this morning, the last 24 hours brought Lake Mendota down 1 inch and Lake Monona up 1 inch. The level of the Yahara River at East Main St. was up 1.8 inches. The Tenney Dam is discharging at 730 cubic feet per second and …
  • Council President Baldeh Issues Statement on Flood Event Posted Aug 22, 2018
    Common Council President Samba Baldeh, on behalf of the entire Common Council, expresses their sincere condolences for the loss of life and damage to properties because of Monday night’s record-breaking thunderstorm that …
  • Twelve Applicants Received for Vacant District 13 City Council Seat Posted Aug 3, 2018
    Council President Samba Baldeh received twelve (12) resumes to fill the vacant Aldermanic District 13 seat by the 12 noon deadline on August 3, 2018. The following individuals will be invited to participate in the process to …
  • Resumes To Be Accepted to Fill 13th Aldermanic District Vacancy Posted Jul 26, 2018
    City of Madison Common Council President Alder Samba Baldeh announced today that he is accepting resumes from residents of the 13th Aldermanic District interested in filling the position to be vacated by Alderperson Sara …

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