Daily Round Up – 9/4/20


Here’s your news round up and various other announcements and tidbits that didn’t make it in to their own post!


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Spring 2021 Elections!

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Higher Ed

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Dear Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway and Members of the Madison Common Council,

This Wednesday on September 2nd, 2:45am the City of Madison Common Council passed a historic ordinance to install the most inclusive and powerful police oversight mechanism in the country.  Following that vote and before Mayor Satya moved to the next item, Alder Paul Skidmore spoke. Then Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway called on Chicana-Indigenous resident and Community Response Team member, Shadayra Kilfoy Flores to make a public comment. Immediately after Shadayra was called, at 8 hours, 14 minutes and 43 seconds into the meeting, an individual on mic, who appears to be Alder Paul Skidmore, uttered the word “cunt”.  According to Google’s dictionary, “the word cunt is an extremely vulgar slang word for female genitals or a woman in general.”
We recognize that Alder Skidmore will deny that it was him who verbally assaulted Shadayra. We believe that it was Alder Skidmore for several reasons.  1. His voice is very distinctive. No other Council member sounds like him. 2. He was the last alder to speak and was having trouble understanding how to turn his microphone on and off. 3. This is not the only instance in which he was making disparaging comments caught on mic during the meeting. For example, shortly thereafter, he disrespectfully muttered “Come on!” when Alder Baldeh was speaking, and in that instance there is no question that it was Alder Skidmore, since he’s captured on video as the speaker. Listen to the two disparaging comments, one after another. 4. He has a history of speaking and voting in a manner that we believe could be fairly characterized as sexist and racist. 5. He had just lost a 5 year policy battle to Madison residents, including Shadayra, and alders who have fought tooth and nail to see a city where all people feel safe.  6. From dealing with Alder Skidmore in the past, we know that he will operate with little honesty and integrity if it means winning.  In fact, he once made up a story about CRT member, Dr. Greg Gelembiuk, stating that Greg swore at a female city attorney and therefore shouldn’t be on the Ad Hoc committee. His story, that he colluded on with City Attorney Michael May, was disproven by a recording of the meeting. He did not realize a recording existed and that his false claims could be disproven when he made them. He is not honest.
We resent the fact that after our co-member, Shadayra, had stayed awake until 4am to do her civic duty by engaging in the local democratic process, she was the target of such vile behavior.  Today, while Shadayra should be celebrating the historic win of inclusive Civilian Oversight of the Madison Police Department, her experience is overshadowed by another white man who has again taken up all of the space and this time he did so by using violent and ugly language towards a Chicana-Indigenous woman.

If the individual responsible for the misogynist utterance refuses to take responsibility, we ask for a thorough investigation, including a forensic and voice identification analysis of the recording. That there was only a very limited set of potential speakers with microphone access should facilitate voice identification analysis.

We also object to elements of a statement released by the Council President and Mayor that attempt to frame this incident as merely a case of deterioration of civility on the Council. That is gaslighting. It implicitly deflects accountability and seeks to justify the action. Moreover, this is not just a personal problem. The speaker is a city official. Misogynistic individuals shouldn’t hold power over others.

It is for this reason that we ask you, Mayor Satya Rhodes Conway and the Madison Common Council, to censure the individual responsible, who distinctly appears to be Alder Skidmore, and for you to join us in our collective demand for his resignation.


The Community Response Team & Brandi Grayson


The following CARPC meetings will take place on Thursday, September 10th, via virtual Zoom meetings:

Executive Committee meeting is on Thursday, September 10th, at 6pm CT, before the CARPC meeting. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will take place virtually via Zoom. You may participate in the meeting from your computer, tablet, smartphone, or telephone by registering at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUudeCppzorH9Y1w_pEX9jDxc0t-SNb_wKY. (This registration link is unique to this meeting.)Registrants will receive an email with details on how to join the meeting. If you do not have Internet access, call Linda Firestone at 608-358-6057 to register. Public comment may also be sent, at least 24 hours prior to the meeting, to Linda Firestone at lindaf@capitalarearpc.org.

CARPC meeting is on Thursday, September 10th, at 7pm CT. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will take place virtually via Zoom. You may participate in the meeting from your computer, tablet, smartphone, or telephone by registering at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vdO-hqD0pEtFrkmRIdE-X65OVhzf0SO3d . (This registration link is unique to this meeting.) Registrants will receive an email with details on how to join the meeting. If you do not have Internet access, call Linda Firestone at 608-358-6057 to register. Public comment may also be sent, at least 24 hours prior to the meeting, to Linda Firestone at lindaf@capitalarearpc.org.

There will be one public hearing during the CARPC meeting. The public hearing is scheduled to start at 7pm CT.

Public Hearing on Adoption of the 2021 Capital Area Regional Planning Commission Budget

Agendas, packets, and information on the public hearing are on the web at https://www.capitalarearpc.org/meetings/ .


Rider Updates

September 7, 2020

Holiday Schedules

Monday, September 7
Metro follows HOLIDAY schedules on Monday, September 7.

Only the following routes operate:
2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 26, 30, 31, 32, 36, 40, 50, 51, 59, 63, 67 and 68
Metro’s customer service center will be open from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Metro’s administration office will be closed.

For more information, contact Metro’s customer service center at (608) 266-4466 or email mymetrobus@cityofmadison.com.

Fare Collection

Metro has resumed fare collection. Passengers must board through the front doors and have cash or a valid pass to ride.

Buy Passes/Tickets Through the Mail
Passes and 10-ride cards can be purchased through the mail by paying online or by check using a printed mail order form. Customers are encouraged to place orders well in advance to account for mail delivery time.

Metro Reception Window Now Open
Buy passes and 10-ride cards at Metro’s reception window located at 1245 E. Washington Ave.  Metro’s office is open from 7:30 am until 3:30 pm. If those hours present a hardship, please call (608) 266-4904 to set up an appointment to purchase your items.


Protect yourself and the people around you. Wear a mask.

All Metro riders are required to wear a face covering while riding. It is also recommended that riders use face coverings at transfer points and bus stops.

All Metro and City of Madison employees are required to wear face coverings when they can’t practice social distancing and stay more than 6 feet from others.

Upcoming Detours

Routes 70 & 72
Detour Postponed until September 28
Due to construction near the roundabout on Parmenter and Discovery, Routes 70 and 72 heading into Middleton will detour beginning September 28. Buses will be unable to serve some stops on Donna, Park, Park Lawn, Franklin and Parmenter (south of the roundabout).



Bike Madison Updates

Cycle September and Madison Bike Week

Sign up now for Cycle September to join a fun, friendly global competition to get more people on bikes. Everyone is invited to get out and ride a bike. Plus you can win great prizes for riding and for encouraging your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to ride. Learn More & Register Here and please share this with your neighborhood association, workplace and other community groups to get more people on bikes this month.

Don’t miss out on the 2020 Madison Bike Week happening September 12-20 hosted by Madison Bikes. Despite the challenges of COVID-19, there will still be a fun physically-distanced celebration of biking. Visit Madison Bike Week to stay updated on activities and promotions during this week. Highlights include:


  • The Capital City Trail is temporarily closed between Nob Hill Rd and South Towne Dr to upgrade a sanitary sewer line. Work is anticipated to last through September. The project also includes relocating an existing manhole cover off the trail to provide a better surface. The detour follows Nob Hill Dr to Industrial Dr to South Towne Blvd. More Information
  • Phase 3 of Dane County’s Capital City Trail restoration project is anticipated to start Sept 8. This will close the trail between Seminole Hwy and the Dunn’s Marsh Bicycle Roundabout. The detour will use the Cannonball Path utilizing the connector path along Seminole Hwy. More Information
  • N Ingersoll St from E Washington to Curtis Ct will be closed starting Tues, Aug 25 at 7am until Fri, Sept 11 at 5pm. Pedestrian access will be maintained along E Washington Ave and on the east side of N Ingersoll. Please yield to pedestrians. More Information
  • East Washington Ave will have one lane closed again this weekend in an attempt to curb speeding and dangerous driving. The lane closure will not impact the bike lane. More Information 
  • E Gorham St from N Butler to N Livingston – Sanitary sewer work has started and the bike lane is detoured to E Mifflin St. More Information
  • E Wilson St – Emergency repairs have closed one lane from Blair St and King St. Use caution.
  • Cottage Grove Rd from the Interstate to Sprecher Rd –  Traffic lanes have shifted o the new pavement on the south side of the street which includes a bike lane for outbound direction only. Project Information
  • Greentree-Chapel Hill Path – The path remains closed but Schroeder Rd has reopened. Please follow the marked bicycle detour.  Project Information
  • Badger State Trail and Seminole Hwy at McKee Rd – The Badger State Trail in Fitchburg is closed to finalize construction of the bridge which is expected to be complete in mid to late September. Seminole Hwy is open but with only one travel lane in each direction with no bike lane. The City of Fitchburg asks bicyclists on Seminole Hwy to follow the marked bicycle detour. More Information and Detour Map
  • Gregory St – This reconstruction project has started and is expected to last until October. Project Information
  • Toepfer, Holly, Euclid, St Clair – Work has started and the road is closed except for resident access.
  • Fish Hatchery Rd Reconstruction – Work is happening in the section in the City of Fitchburg. Detour at the Cannonball Path north of the beltline if traveling south from Madison. Project Information
  • West Towne Path extension and underpass of Gammon Rd – Avoid travel on Gammon Rd near the Beltline and West Towne Mall if possible. Access to the mall is being maintained in this area but it will be easier to use Mineral Point Rd entrances. Project Information
  • UW Arboretum Curtis Pond Rehabilitation – Work is going on near the west entrance to the arboretum across from the Curtis Pond. New stop signs have been installed and trucks will be using the road. Please follow any signage or workers. Watch for gravel in the road.


  • Food Truck Friday – Starting Aug 14 there will be food trucks at Willow Island from 4-8pm. Expect higher traffic on the paths in the area during this time.
  • Dane County Farmer’s Market – The market has moved to Willow Island at the Alliant Energy Center and will be open Wednesdays and Saturdays. Expect higher than normal traffic on the paths in the area on these days. More Information


C.W. Caywood Memorial Shooting Range Remains Closed After Safety Hazard

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has temporarily closed the C.W. Caywood Memorial shooting range in Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin, after rounds were observed leaving the shooting facility and creating significant safety concerns.

The incident took place during a recent routine inspection of the non-metallic mine, Trilby gravel pit, located near the shooting range.

DNR engineers have inspected the shooting facility and identified some key areas for improvement which the staff is currently in the process of pursuing.

As a result, the C.W. Caywood Memorial range will remain closed until the engineering improvements are completed. Once the improvements are completed, the range will return to operations with a set schedule of open and closed days to avoid concerns surrounding concurrent operations in the gravel pit area which contains a gravel stockpile in close proximity.

During this limited operations period, the Trilby Pit will be operated Mon.-Thurs. and the C.W. Caywood Memorial Range will operate Fri.-Sun. until the gravel stockpile is exhausted. Upon exhaustion of the gravel pit stockpile, the area downrange will be permanently closed to all access and range operations will be reassessed.

Alternate shooting ranges in the area include:

  • Boulder Junction Range located at 10449 Nebish Lake Road in the Town of Boulder Junction. Hours of operation: Rifle and pistol range are open daily from sunrise to sunset except from noon-4:30 p.m. on Wed. and Sun. Learn more boulderjunctionshootingrange.com.
  • The Northwoods Wildlife & Wetlands Club Shooting Range located at the Mercer Range Road and Highway 51. Hours of operation: Open daily April 1 to Nov. 30 sunrise to sunset. Learn more NWAWC.com.

For information on other shooting ranges in the area or around the state, visit the DNR website here.


Public Hearings and Meetings

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodations, including the provision of informational material in an alternative format, will be provided for qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. Please call the contact person listed for the meeting or hearing with specific information on your request before the date of the scheduled hearing.


September 11 – 9:30 a.m. to end of agenda

Public hearing in the matter of individual permit authorizing installation of riprap on the banks of the Milwaukee River, in the Village of River Hills, Milwaukee County

Meeting Type: Phone in (see detailed information)

Contact: Michael Kowalkowski, 608-266-7542
Detailed information: A prehearing conference is being held in the matter of individual permit authorizing installation of riprap on the banks of the Milwaukee River, in the Village of River Hills, Milwaukee County, pursuant to Wis. Stat. s. 227.44, Wis. Admin. Code s. NR 2.08(5), and Wis. Admin. Code s. NR 2.12, . The call-in number for this meeting is 608-316-9000, access code 59353583#. Any person, organization or governmental unit wishing to become a party to this proceeding must appear at the conference in person or by an authorized representative. The purpose of the prehearing conference will be to identify parties to the proceeding, to further simplify or clarify the issues which may be contested at the hearing, identify witnesses, discuss the exchange of exhibits, address any other matters as may aid in the disposition of the action, and, if necessary, reschedule the date for the contested case hearing. No testimony will be heard at the prehearing conference. TState of Wisconsin Division of Hearings and Appeals will hold a contested case hearing on the cases from Dec. 1-3, 2020 in Milwaukee.
Public hearing notice [PDF]


September 9 – 1-4 p.m.

Wisconsin Standards Oversight Advisory Committee

Meeting Type: Online and/or Conference Call (see detailed information)

Contact: Amy Minser, 920-360-0913
Detailed information: The Standards Oversight Council (SOC) was created to promote a team approach in developing technical standards used for soil and water conservation in Wisconsin. This meeting will consist of representatives from cooperating agencies and organizations who are involved with developing technical standards and the delivery of soil and water conservation programs. Online meeting at: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/131646133 and/or via phone:(872) 240-3311, Access Code: 131-646-133. Agenda [PDF].

September 11 – 9 a.m. to end of agenda

Laboratory Certification Standards Review Council Quarterly Meeting

Meeting Type: Online and/or Conference Call (see detailed information)


Detailed information: This is a regular meeting of the Laboratory Certification Standards Review Council. The Agenda for this meeting is provided on this webpage. https://zoom.us/j/94546321316. Please have video enabled so that the meeting is closer to an in-person like meeting. Meeting ID: 945 4632 1316. Phone: 312 626 6799

September 11 – 9:15 a.m. to end of agenda

Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council Meeting

Meeting Type: Phone in (see detailed information)

Contact: Sara Minkoff, 608-669-5447
Detailed information: The DNR Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council will convene via conference call. Meetings of the Urban Forestry Council are public meetings and open to participation by any member of the public. If you would like to participate in this meeting, please contact Sara Minkoff at 608-669-5447 prior to September 10, 2020, to obtain access information for the conference call.

The purpose of the Urban Forestry Council is to advise the DNR on the best ways to preserve, protect, expand and improve Wisconsin’s urban and community forest resources.


Water Main Flushing plans beginning Tuesday, September 8th (all flushing is daytime unless otherwise noted)

East (Area 11) — S Fair Oaks Ave to E Washington Ave south of Commercial Ave
West (Area 27) — South of Regent St between Park St and Randall Ave.

West (Area 12) — Arbor Hills Neighborhood south of the Beltline.

West (Area 26) — Between S High Point Rd and Pleasant View Rd

Questions: Shayne Santi, 261-9128

Flushing Information Line: 261-9178


Area 11 (East):4-6 runs per day
Run ID  Run Description
11401 Dempsy Rd south of Cottage Grove Rd and Pinchot Ave
11402 Gary St
11403 Clair St – Pinchot – Elinor St
11405 Drexel Ave – Lake Edge Blvd to Bowman Ave
11407 Maher Ave – Lake Edge Blvd to Morningside Ave
11408 Bowman Ave
11409 E Lakeview Ave – Morningside Ave to Major Ave
11410 Morningside Ave – Bowman Ave to Rahel St
11411 Camden Rd – Morningside Ave to Allis Ave
11412 Maher Ave – Morningside to Allis Ave
11413 Major Ave – Maher to Morningside
11414 Turner Ave – Major to Allis
11416 Buckeye Rd – Spaanm to Stoughton Rd
11417 Buckeye Rd – Camden Rd to
11419 Major Ave and Blossom Ln
11420 Stoughton Rd north of Major Ave

11051 Oak St – (Milwaukee St to Hauk St)
11052 Hauk St
11053 Hermina St (Oak St to W End Of Hermina)
11054 Union St (Marquette to2650 Union)
11054.2 North St – E Washington to Hoard
11055 E Washington Ave (Union to Oak)
11056.1 E Washington (Milwaukee St to Fifth St)

11301 N Fair Oaks Ave to Gannon
11302 Wells Ave and N Bryant St
11303 Chicago Ave and N Bryant St
11304 Commercial – Fair Oaks to east of Jacobson
11305 Webb Ave east of Fair Oaks
11306 Christianson Ave
11307 Jacobson Ave
11308 Commercial Ave – Fair Oaks Ave to Clyde Gallagher
11310 Powers – Worthington – Memphis
11311 Memphis Ave
11312 Rethke – Worthington – Memphis
11313 Webb Ave – Rethke to E Washington Ave
11314 Rosemary – Worthington
11315 Darbo Dr

Area 27 (West):3-5 runs per day
Run ID  Run Description
27026 S Randall Av (Regent – Chandler)
27026.2 S Randall Ave (Chandler St – Past Drake St)
27027 S Orchard St (Regent St – Drake St)
27028 S Charter St (Regent St – Milton St)
27030 Milton St – S Mills to S Charter
27030.2 Milton St (Milton Ct – S Randall)
27031.1 S Park St (Regent St – Vilas Av)
27031.2 Regent St From S Park to S Mills
27032.1 Milton St From S Park to S Mills
27033 Regent (S Park St – W Washington Av)
27033.1 W Washington Av (S Park St – Proudfit St)
27034 N Murry St – Railroad Tracks – N Frances St
27035 Braxton Pl
27035.1 Private Main between Regent and Braxton Pl
27036 Bowen Ct – S Randall Av – Adams St
27037 Milton Ct – St James Ct – S Charter St
27038 St James Ct (S Mills St – S Randall Av)
27039 S Brooks St – Mound St
27040 Chandler St (S Park St – S Randall Av)
27041 Vilas Av from Park to Mills
27041.1 Vilas ( Mills to 1421 Vilas)
27043 Vilas Av (East of S Park St)
27044 W Shore Dr (Drake St – W Washington Av)
27047 S. Brook St (Chandler to Drake)
27047.1 S. Brook St (from Drake to Erin)
27047.2 S Brooks St (Delaplaine to W of Fish Hatchery)
27047.3 S Brooks St (Delaplaine to Erin)

Area 12 (West):4-6 runs per day
Run ID  Run Description
10186.2 Post
10187 Post
10188 Churchill
10189 Greenway and Luann
10190 Traceway
10191 Luann and Coho
10192 N. Coho
10193 Traceway
10194 Pike
10195 Turbot and Pike
10196 Turbot and Sunfish
10197 Pike/Coho Connector
10198 S. Coho

Area 26 (West):5-8 runs per day
Run ID  Run Description
26187 Waldorf Blvd (Mid Town to Broadmoor)
26188 Waldorf Blvd (Broadmoor to N end)
26189 Mansion Hill Ave
26190 Starr Grass Dr (Dewberry to Mayo)
26191 McDowell Dr
26192 Broadmoor St
26193 Blakton Rd – Mansion Hill Ave (Starr Grass to N end)
26194 Ritz Dr
26195 Dewberry Dr (Mid Town to Twinflower)
26196 Classic Cir (private)
26197 Masters Lane – Hilton Head
26198 Carns Dr (Mid Town to Ritz)
26199 Mayo Dr
26204 Tradition Ave
26205 Mid Town Rd (Waldorf to Co Hwy M)
26206 Mid Town Rd (Co Hwy M to Hawks Landing Cir)
26207 Mid Town Rd (Hawks Ridge to Red Tail)
26208 Mid Town Rd (Red Tail to Hidden Hill)
26209.1 Woods Rd (Mid Town to S end)
26209.2 Silverstone Ln
26209.3 Dregers Way
26210 Hawks Woods Dr and Ashwood Dr
26210.1 Woods Rd and Grey Kestrel Rd
26210.2 Raptor Dr
26210.3 Ashworth Dr
26210.4 Tiercel Dr
26210.5 Goshawk Ln
26211 Hawks Landing Cir/Maplecrest-Hawks Landing connector
26212 Hawks Landing-Maplecrest connector (central portion_1)
26213 Hawks Landing-Maplecrest connector (central portion_2)
26214 Crosswinds Ln
26215 Windy Pt
26216 Breezy Trl
26217 Whistling Ln – Windy Pt (Crosswinds to W end)
26218 Gusty Ct
26219 Tailwind Ct

Duck Pond Drive-In – 42

From Madison Parks

Celebrate the legacy of Chadwick Boseman and his impactful role as the legendary Jackie Robinson. Join us for the screening of 42 on Friday, September 11th at the Duck Pond Drive-In.

$5 from every ticket sold will be donated to the KNOW program, part of the Madison Parks Foundation, to promote recreational opportunities for youth at the Warner Park Community Recreation Center.

Gates will open at 5PM with the show starting at 6PM. Tickets are $25 for two guests and $40 for 3+.

We hope to see you there!

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