November 15, 2023
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New Trash/Recycling Contractor for 2024

The City has contracted with Pellitteri Waste Systems for residential curbside trash and recycling collection beginning on January 1. Watch your mail for more detailed information from Pellitteri in December. 

You can find an overview of what to expect at:

Protecting Our Lakes

Thanks for your efforts to keep our streets leaf-free and out of storm drains. A friendly reminder that this is the most impactful thing you can do to protect our lakes from harmful nutrients that feed algae. Consider mulching or composting your leaves to improve lawn and garden health.

For more information about sustainable leaf management, follow this link: 

Winter salt is already on store shelves. As you prepare for snow and ice, please consider using sand instead of salt. Salt permanently pollutes our waterways and lakes, and oversalting damages concrete surfaces and structures. Here are a few responsible salting tips:

  • Scatter: 1 coffee mug of salt is enough to treat to an entire driveway or ten sidewalk squares.
  • Switch: below 15 degrees F, salt stops working. Switch to sand for traction or use another ice melting product.

For more tips and information about smart salting, visit:

Development Updates

At their November 20th meeting, the City Council is expected to approve a Precise Implementation Plan for The Bloom (pictured above), a four-story mixed-use development located at 4601-4613 Monona Drive. Plans include 98 market-rate apartments, a BMO bank, a café/co-working space, and a business incubator space. The building will include sustainable elements such as rooftop solar panels, a shared Zipcar for residents, and EV and E-bike charging stations.

Copies of the plans are available below:

Keep up with other new and ongoing development plans at

New Developments Bring Green Features 

Part of the city’s work to move to 100% clean energy includes working with businesses and developers to encourage energy-saving infrastructure. Four new developments, two of which have already broken ground, tout an impressive array of green features. Below lists only those features that have been confirmed, with additional energy and cost-saving features in the works.

Besa, 6501 Bridge Road

  • Geothermal
  • EV charging stations for cars and bikes


The Bloom, 4601-4613 Monona Drive

  • Rooftop Solar
  • EV station(s) for cars (entire garage is being roughed in)
  • E-bike parking and charging
  • Shared Zipcar for residents


Madison Pediatric Dental and Orthodontics, 220 West Broadway

Ground broken July 2023

  • Roughing in for EV charging and solar


Northpointe, 1208 East Broadway

Ground broken October 2023

  • Built to Wisconsin Green Built Standards
  • Energy Star New Construction/ EPA Indoor AirPlus Certifications
  • Rooftop solar
  • B-cycle station
  • EV charging facilities

Madison Marathon Traffic Delays

On Sunday, November 10th, many Monona residents encountered significant travel delays due to the Madison Marathon. Race organizers stated that they underestimated the number and grouping of race participants in the Monona sections of the race. In addition, there were also considerably fewer volunteers to assist with the event than were planned. The result was several local streets being fully used by runners which caused delays for up to 45 minutes and considerable inconvenience for many residents.  Police Chief Brian Chaney reached out to the Madison Police Department, and they reported similar issues with the event.  In an effort to prevent this from occurring again next year, both Departments have agreed to meet with race organizers to discuss how to prevent this situation from occurring again. While the City appreciates the opportunity to partner on this event, significant improvements in the overall management of the event will be necessary in order for us to allow the race to come through Monona next year. Any questions or concerns can be directed to City Administrator Neil Stechschulte at [email protected].

Skating Season Begins In Monona!

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging

All Are Invited - Community Listening and Feedback Session 

Thursday, November 30, 6:00 - 7:30 PM, Monona Library


All community members are invited to join members of Monona’s DEIB Report Implementation Committee November 30, 6:00 PM at the Monona Public Library as they share ideas, plans and work done thus far to advance priorities identified in the report. We’d like to hear your feedback, wishes and concerns. This “world café” event will feature guided, small-group, conversational-style gatherings where committee members and guests can feel comfortable sharing.


No reservations are needed.  Come as you are.  The city website has more information about Monona’s on-going DEIB efforts.  And as always, questions about this or any city initiatives can be submitted through an email to the city council, or a phone call to City Hall at 608-222-2525.

Conectados: A Bilingual Experience

Check out this month's episode and hear from two Monona residents about their experiences growing up with parents from different countries.

Don’t Cause a Sewer Backup: 

Be Mindful of What you Flush

Flushing anything besides toilet paper down your toilet can lead to backups in your sewer pipes and in City sewer mains which can cause backups for you and your neighbors. And flushing grease, fats, oils, paints and chemicals down your drains can have similar consequences. 

For more information on how to protect your property from backups, go to

Senior Center Events
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Events At The Monona Public Library

Check out Monona Public Library's Calendar of Events! Monona Public Library hosts events for all ages: adults, children, tweens, teens, and families! 

To keep up to date with upcoming events, check out our Calendar of Events, or Sign up for our e-newsletter. Follow our social media accounts for updates, too: Facebook, Instagram.

DIY - Rock Painting | Wednesday, November 22, 2023 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stop by the Children's Room between 10 am and 12 pm on Wednesday, November 22 for rock painting fun. All ages are welcome for this free, drop-in event! Create a kindness, gratitude, or your own unique pet rock!

Friends of Monona Public Library Sustainable Gift Event | Tuesday, November 28, 2023 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Be sure to stop by the Friends bookstore and check out our sustainable gift sale from 5-7 on Tuesday, 11/28. We’ll be featuring a special selection of nearly new items that would be perfect as holiday gifts for adults, teens, and kiddos — popular book series, gift books, coffee-table books, puzzles, and more! Grab a gift before attending Eco-Action Tuesday's Green Gift Giving: Green Life Trading Co. & More program. 

Eco-Action Tuesdays - Green Gift Giving: Green Life Trading Co. and More! |

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 6:30 PM - 7:50 PM

The holidays can be a very exciting time, bringing joy with family, food, and gift giving. Start the holiday season with Eco Action Tuesdays and learn about sustainable gift options from local business owner Sasha Stone. Her presentation will highlight her shop, Green Life Trading Co. on Williamson St and she will speak about sustainable gifts and products to reduce waste around the holidays. This year let's be more mindful consumers when it comes to gift giving! This program is for adults and teens. There will be light refreshments and a door prize. Registration is required. Eco-Action Tuesdays is sponsored by MGE.

Graphic Novel Book Club (Ages 8-12) | Tuesday, December 12, 2023 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us for an awesome Graphic Novel reading adventure! Each session, we will discuss a pre-selected book! To participate and receive updates about book selections, please fill out this form. Drop-In Event. Books ready at the front desk after each meeting for checkout--if you miss a book club, just stop at the main desk for our next read!

Dean House Events

Holiday Open House

December 10, 1-4 pm,

Nathaniel & Harriet Dean House,

4718 Monona Dr., decorated for the holidays. Treats and tours. 

Take a picture with Santa Claus and his sleigh on the back porch after 2 pm. For more info: 608-249-7920 (landline, no text)

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