Register Today: 2014 Mayor’s Neighborhood Conference

REGISTER TODAY
Mayor’s Neighborhood Conference 2014: Strong Leaders, Healthy Places
http://www.cityofmadison.com/neighborhoods/NeighborhoodConference/
Mayor’s Blog http://www.cityofmadison.com/mayor/blog/?Id=5945

Join fellow community leaders and volunteers Saturday, September 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for the Mayor’s Neighborhood Conference at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, One John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI. There will also be an informal networking reception, 4:30-5:30pm. Register today: http://www.cityofmadison.com/neighborhoods/NeighborhoodConference/ $15, Scholarships/Fee waivers are available.Inquire about coverage of day care cost by calling 608-261-9121, lwendorf-corrigan@cityofmadison.com.

Five Workshop Tracks
· Capacity Building
· Fostering Racial Equity in Neighborhoods
· Building Civic Infrastructure
· Neighborhoods for People
· Growing Neighborhood Businesses and Food Systems

Day at a Glance
8-9am | Registration, Networking, Walk/Bike, Organizational Displays
9-9:20am | Mayor’s Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:30am and 10:45am | Workshops
12-1:15pm | Keynote and Lunch Huddles
1:15-2pm | Idea Gathering Forum
2:15pm and 3:30pm | Workshops
4:30-5:30pm | Wrap-Up and Networking Reception

Keynote
Don Edwards, Justice & Sustainability Associates, will be the keynote speaker. His thought provoking message on civic infrastructure will leave us with much to think about concerning how we engage, involve, and take actions in our neighborhoods.

Networking Opportunities
Back by popular demand is a “mixer” at lunch. Choose a topic of interest or a local personality that you want to talk with in a small group and sit at the corresponding table. At Registration, you will choose your table.

Idea Gathering Forum
A chance during the day to share thoughts and plan shared actions with your peers. Valuable input will be generated rapidly and will be used by all of us in our work over the next year.

Sponsors
Thanks to MGE and the City of Madison for sponsoring the Mayor’s Neighborhood Conference.

Verona Road Project Open House Meetings

Quarterly open house meetings are scheduled for 2014 to promote public understanding of the Verona Road (US 18/151) reconstruction project. The meetings will be located at the City of Fitchburg Fire Station No. 2 (5415 King James Way, Fitchburg) from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the following dates:

Thursday, March 27, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Thursday, December 18, 2014
No formal presentations are scheduled; stop by at your convenience.

Maps and exhibits of the Verona Road improvements will be on display. Wisconsin Department of Transportation representatives will be available at these meetings to discuss the project on an individual basis.

Stay involved and informed with the project website and project Facebook page.

For more information contact:
Mark Vesperman, P.E.
Verona Road Design Project Manager
mark.vesperman@dot.wi.gov | (608) 246-7548

Steven Theisen
Verona Road Project Communications Manager
steven.theisen@dot.wi.gov | (608) 884-1230

WisDOT and the Verona Road Project Team
www.VeronaRoadProject.wi.gov
Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/WIVeronaRoadProject

Two Craft Fairs this Spring!

Mark your calendar for TWO great craft fairs in Madison Parks this spring!

SpringFest Arts and Craft Fair
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 9a.m.-3p.m.
Warner Park Community Recreation Center, 1625 Northport Drive
http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/WPCRC/programs/HolidayFestCraftShow.cfm

Madison Parks Fresh Air Craft Fair
Saturday, May 17, 2014, 10am-3pm
Olin Park, 1156 Olin-Turville Court
http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/celebrate/CraftFair.cfm

If you are a crafter looking to sell your wares, both spring Arts and Craft Fairs will host regional artists selling jewelry, pottery, paper crafts, and much more. To learn more about each craft fair and to sign up to sell, please visit the individual website pages!

If you are someone who enjoys attending arts and craft shows, be sure you mark your calendars for these two events!

  • The 10th Annual SpringFest Arts and Craft Fair on April 5 will feature over 80 crafters, free parking, $1 admission, live music and concessions. This popular craft fair in the beautiful Warner Park Community Recreation Center is must-see this spring! If you
  • The Fresh Air Craft Fair on May 17 is held in one of the most picturesque parks in Madison: Olin Park. With activities such as hayrides as well as kids’ crafts, live music, and food, Madison Parks’ Fresh Air Craft Fair is the perfect way to enjoy the warm spring weather.

Madison Parks March 2014 Newsletter

Enjoy the latest issue of the Madison Parks Newsletter.

Learn more about upcoming programs such as the Earth Day Challenge, Trucks and Treasures, The First Tee and much more!

http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/about/documents/March2014.pdf

Verona Road Weekly Construction Update – March 10-14

Weekly construction updates are sent to your inbox and provided on the project website under the News tab. Updates include upcoming lane closures and traffic impacts related to the major Verona Road (US 18/151) reconstruction.

Stay involved and informed with the project website and project Facebook page.

Construction update for March 10-14
All lane restrictions and work operations are weather dependent and subject to change.

Verona Road work

  • Nightly single lane closures on northbound and southbound Verona Road, from the Beltline south to the Raymond Road intersection.
    • 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. (March 10-14)
    • Work is ongoing to install temporary traffic signals at the Beltline/Verona Road interchange. The temporary traffic signals at the Beltline/Verona Road interchange are scheduled to be operational on Monday night (March 10).
    • In addition to removing existing traffic signals, crews will remove existing median islands along Verona Road, between the Beltline and the Atticus Way/Summit Road intersection.
  • Daytime single lane closures on northbound and southbound Verona Road, from the Beltline to the Raymond Road intersection.
    • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (March 11-13)
    • Crews will pour concrete pavement in the existing median islands that were removed.
  • Daytime work will continue to install temporary street lighting along Verona Road and the frontage roads.
    • Work on the frontage roads will require flagging traffic.
    • Work to occur approximately 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. (March 10-14)

Seminole Highway and Sentinel Pass intersection

  • Traffic signals are installed and fully operational.

Seminole Highway/Yuma Drive/Nakoma Road intersection

  • Traffic signals are installed and fully operational.

Upcoming traffic impacts
The major traffic switch is rescheduled for the week of March 17. Starting that week, all traffic will be shifted to the southbound lanes of Verona Road between the Beltline and Raymond Road.

  • Two lanes to remain open to traffic in each direction on Verona Road, between the Beltline and Raymond Road.
  • Access to area businesses and neighborhoods to remain open for motorists with destinations in the work zone.
  • Backups and delays are expected in the area, especially during peak travel times.
  • Alternate routes are encouraged for commuters and through travelers to avoid those delays.

West Beltline Frontage Road (east of Verona Road)
The West Beltline Frontage Road to be closed to through traffic, between Britta Parkway and Whenona Drive (south of the Beltline). Week of March 17 to July 10, 2014

  • Access to area businesses to remain open.
  • Alternate routes are required.

Please be alert for crews working in the area and drive with caution through the work zones.

For more information, contact:
Steven Theisen
Verona Road Project Communications Manager
steven.theisen@dot.wi.gov | (608) 884-1230

WisDOT and the Verona Road Project Team
www.VeronaRoadProject.wi.gov
Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/WIVeronaRoadProject