Ad Hoc Workgroup on Diversity & Equity Appointed
At its July 19 meeting, the Monona City Council approved Mayor O’Connor’s appointments to the new Ad Hoc Workgroup on Diversity & Equity Issues. 
Committee members include: Jayson Chung (Chair), Jerry Chapa, Raquel Diaz, Jade Fea, Kristie Goforth, Alicia Hazen, Catherine Orr, Mary Anne Reed and Oscar Young.

The workgroup is tasked with determining a plan to ensure that Monona is a welcoming community and makes a long term commitment to racial and social justice and equity both at city hall and in the community at large. The first meeting of the committee will take place at 6:30 on July 29, location yet to be determined.

Beirgarten @ The Beach
This Thursday, July 22nd from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, at Schluter Beach, quench your summer thirst and enjoy yard games, live music, & dancing. Featuring the band Avian Aura, a husband and wife duo! Enjoy the taste of Pa Pa's BBQ food truck.
These are CASH only events. There is an option to pre-purchase beer tickets or a mug here.

Solar & Sustainability
On July 27th at 7 p.m., RENEW Wisconsin and the City of Monona will host a webinar about the 2021 MadiSUN Solar Energy Program. Panelists will discuss how solar works, what the buying process looks like, and what kind of return on investment to expect. Additionally, a representative from Sustainable Monona will discuss City initiatives related to renewable energy and sustainability.

Following the webinar, those in attendance will have the opportunity to ask questions directly to solar installers regarding specifications, policies, or other topics. 

To learn more about this event, visit, the Sustainable Monona Facebook page, or We look forward to seeing you on June 27 at 7 p.m.!

Summer Concert Series
On July 27th and beyond...Relax in beautiful Winnequah park and enjoy the summer line up of music from the Friends of the Monona Senior Center. Bring family, friends, blankets and lawn chairs. Food Carts roll up at 5pm and the music begins at 6:30 PM. July 27th, Marcy & The Highlights. August 3rd, Carl Davick and Friends (At the Gazebo). August 10th, Wheelhouse! Click here for more information.
Winnequah Speed Humps
A project to install two speed humps on Winnequah Road will begin on July 26. This project was funded by the City Council last year in order to increase pedestrian safety in the heavily trafficked area near popular Schluter Beach and the Monona Bait & Ice Cream Shop. The adjacent picture is a sample of what the humps will look like. One hump will be located at the intersection of Winnequah Road and Waterman Way; the other will be installed at the intersection of Winnequah and Midmoor Roads. Visit our Public Construction Projects page for more information on this project and other current projects.
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Track Your Water Usage
Monona water customers who have had their meters upgraded to the new smart meter can set up an EyeOnWater account at
You'll need your account number, which you can find on your water utility bill. Once in your account, you'll be able to track your water usage by hour, day, week, month, and year. And once you've established your average usage, you can set an alert to notify you when your usage is higher than normal, which could signal that you have a leak somewhere in your plumbing system. If you're having difficulty setting up your EyeOnWater account, contact us at City Hall, (608) 222-2525. We're glad to help.
Community Safety
Most speed limits within city limits are 25mph unless otherwise posted. Monona Police Chief Chaney Austin has been hitting the road with officers in an effort to encourage motorists to slow down on city roads. Although WI DOT grant work focuses on our most travelled thoroughfares, attention has been given to residential roads within our city limits. Two mobile speed board signs have been deployed as highly visible reminders to slow down. The members of the Monona Police Department are monitoring driving behavior on our roads in an effort to keep everyone safe. Chief Chaney Austin and the members of the Monona Police Department ask for you to do your part. Everyone plays a role in community safety!

WPS Campus Changes
One City Schools, a tuition-free public charter school, received their approvals from the Plan Commission to occupy the Nordby Building (1707 W. Broadway) on the eastern side of the WPS campus. The school will initially be occupied by grades 5k-4th grade, with grades 5-12 planned over time. Additional background and a copy of the plans are available as part of the meeting packet at this link.
San Damiano Clean Up: Thank You
A big thank you to everyone who helped clean up the San Damiano Property on Saturday, June 19th. The top picture on the right is from October 2020 and the bottom picture is right after the clean up day. Together we are beautifying
the community!
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