September 4, 2019 Update

County Board Updates

Agenda and minutes

Visit the County Board Agenda and Minutes page for a review of this week’s agenda and the minutes from the last meeting.

Budget Hearings

It is budget season! Two public hearings in September will allow the public to weigh in on departmental requests for funding in Dane County’s 2020 budget.

The first, at 6:00 pm on September 11 in room 201 at Warner Park Community Recreation Center (1625 Northport Drive, Madison), will address the Department of Human Services budget request.

The second, at 6:00 pm on September 12 in room 201 of the City-County Building (210 MLK Jr. Blvd, Madison), will address all departments except the Department of Human Services.

The departmental budget request hearing is being held by the Dane County Board of Supervisors, while the hearing on the Department of Human Services budget request is held jointly by Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and the Dane County Board of Supervisors, with the county Long Term Support Committee, the county Human Services Board, and the Area Agency on Aging Board of Directors also in attendance.

Related: The City of Madison’s Executive Capital Budget for 2020 is now available online. Make sure to sign up for updates from your alders to get the most up to date information on the City budget process; find your alder here.

Community Updates

Madison Water Poll

From Madison Water Utility:

We’re trying to spread the word about Madison Water Utility’s EVERY DROP MADISON poll. Public input will help guide Madison Water Utility as we plan for the next phase of water conservation and sustainability in Madison. The Toilet Rebate Program has saved more than a billion gallons of water in Madison. Now, the EVERY DROP MADISON initiative seeks community input on new conservation incentives and programs that will bring a new era of water stewardship and source water protection to our city. You can find the poll at the following link:

Recognizing that conservation is water supply, Madison Water Utility and its customers are committed to using water efficiently. After surpassing a 2008 goal (one year early!) to reduce residential per-capita water use by twenty percent by 2020, MWU is updating its Water Conservation and Sustainability Plan to further improve efficiency. To inform this process, Madison Water Utility wants to engage with our customers to better understand which incentives would be most effective in increasing water use efficiency still further. MWU is working with the WaterNow Alliance , in partnership with the online polling platform POLCO , to maximize public engagement. Madison Water Utility is a 2019 recipient of a WaterNow Project Accelerator grant.

County Executive, Madison Mayor partner to Improve Local Lakes

Dane County and the City of Madison have agreed to a five-year program to make swimming in area lakes safer, County Executive Joe Parisi and Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway announced Aug. 29, 2019

Join the Rolling Meadows Neighborhood Association Board

The Rolling Meadows Neighborhood Association is looking for individuals in the neighborhood to join the Board of Directors. In this role, you will help plan events, keep the neighborhood informed, and make sure that everyone has a voice. If interested, send an email to and come to their next meeting: September 12, 7pm, at The Victory Hmong Alliance Church, 602 Acewood Blvd, Madison, WI 53714.

Ace Apartments

See the slides from last month’s public meeting here. From Alder Lemmer: As mentioned, they were planning to submit their Land Use Application soon, and if they proceed on schedule, that will tentatively put this project before the Urban Design Commission on October 16 and the Plan Commission on October 28.