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Face Covering Emergency Order
Extended through November 5th
Masks Required Indoors in Public Places
South Winnequah Road
A Public Information Meeting on the South Winnequah Road Improvements project is scheduled for Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 6:00pm in the Municipal Room of the Monona Public Library. A new "Option 4" has been added since the last meeting on Oct. 6. Following the end of the Public Information Meeting, the City's Public Works Committee will convene to vote on the one agenda item, the proposed redesign of South Winnequah Rd.
City of Monona Committee Members Needed
Public Works Committee - Under the direction of the City Council, oversees the construction and maintenance of streets, alleys, sidewalks, storm sewers, sanitary sewers, water system, and other public works projects. The committee meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm. Applicants with a background in engineering, construction, or heavy equipment operation or management are preferred. 

License Review Committee - Reviews and makes recommendations to the City Council for all applications relating to fermented malt beverages, intoxicating liquor, and massage establishments, as well as ordinance amendments pertaining to these and other licenses. The committee meets as needed on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 4 pm. Applicants with small business experience are preferred.

Board of Review- A quasi-judicial body made up of citizens which receives the annual assessment roll from the Assessor, then meets in an annual hearing (usually in early June) to hear objections from property owners regarding their assessments.  
Monona Police & Fire/EMS Open Houses
Did you know that the City of Monona is currently planning for a new Public Safety Building? The Monona Police and Fire/EMS departments have scheduled open houses at their facilities at 5211 Schluter Road from 5-7 PM on Tuesday November 2 and Tuesday November 9. These events are designed to provide the community an opportunity to tour the current facilities and learn more about why a new building is needed. 
City Staff Diversity & Equity Training
Monona City Department Head staff are currently participating in two training sessions to promote additional education on diversity and equity work within the city. The first was the “Bias Habit-Breaking Training” conducted by Dr. William Cox of the UW-Madison Stereotyping and Bias Research (SABR) Lab, which provided evidence-based approaches to reduce bias, creating inclusion, and promoting equity. City Department Heads are also participating in the Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership’s nine-week “Justified Anger: Black History for a New Day” course to learn about how the African-American experience has shaped the world we all live in, and how allies can find roles supporting racial justice today.
Curbside Leaf Collection Continues
Fall collection generally begins in early October when the leaves begin to fall and continues until early December, weather depending. There are no districts for leaf collection. Vacuum trucks circle the city and collect leaf piles as they see them. During the busiest leaf collection times, it generally takes the leaf trucks 12 working days to cover the entire city. To ensure that crews can access your leaves with the vacuum trucks, please note the following:
  • Place leaves on the curbside terrace (not in the street or gutter) in rows no wider than 3-4 feet.
  • Avoid placing leaves near sign posts, mailboxes, tree trunks, parked cars, or other obstacles.
  • Do not mix trash, brush, or other yard waste with your leaves. Leaves mixed with other matter will not be collected to prevent damage to the vacuum equipment.
  • Leaves can also be taken to the City’s yard waste drop-off site.

Adopt a Storm Drain and Protect Lake Monona!
When it rains, stormwater flows through street leaves creating a “leaf tea” that is rich in dissolved phosphorus. This "leaf tea" washes down neighborhood storm drains eventually making its way to Lake Monona and the Yahara River.
When stormwater runoff contains too much phosphorus it leads to toxic algal blooms, low oxygen levels, and green murky waters, none of which are good for animals living in the water or those of us who use it for recreation. In the fall, timely removal of street leaf litter can reduce the amount of phosphorus in urban stormwater by 80% compared to no leaf removal!
You can help by joining the Adopt a Storm Drain program! Adopt a storm drain near your home, keep it clear of leaves, and receive a yard sign to show your participation in the program.
Fire hydrant flushing: In order to help prevent a buildup of mineral deposits in the water mains the city will be flushing all hydrants throughout the city. The process takes approximately 6 weeks to complete.
If you water becomes discolored, just run the cold tap water until the water runs clear. There are no adverse health affects as the discoloration is simply mineral deposits in the water.
Monthly Billing: The Water Utility has switched to monthly billing, residents can set up online billing and payment. There is no fee for checking or savings account payment. You will need your account number from your bill, or you can call City Hall for assistance at 608.222.2525

Lots To See And Do At The Monona Public Library!
Book Club - 3rd Friday of the month
Estate Planning Basics - Oct. 25th and Nov. 22nd

Aldo Leopold Nature Center:"Skins, Skulls, and Scat"! Friday October 22nd
Over the years, the Monona Farmers Market has established itself as an award winning market, last year proudly receiving Best of Madison Gold award. 
Over thirty vendors offer top quality fresh, local produce, meat, cheese, eggs, honey, baked goods, salsa, spices, popcorn, soaps and plants. The market is located at Ahuska Park, 400 E. Broadway. Free parking and bike racks are located adjacent to the vendors’ stalls. Only 2 markets left!! October 24th & 31st.
ADA Accessible Kayak Launch at Schluter Beach
Help raise funds to purchase an ADA-compliant kayak/canoe boat launch at Schluter Beach. Make the dream a reality for so many Monona residents and community members. Let's all help to make sure everyone can enjoy our great lake Monona!
Monona Senior Center Virtual Programs
The Monona Senior Center continues to offer virtual programming to all community members. Here's a snap shot of a select few classes and events:
  • Tai Chi Balance - Mondays @ 11
  • Cup of Chi - Thursdays @ 11:30
  • Mindful Movement - Tuesdays @ 10
  • Chair Yoga Express - Mondays @ 2
  • Coffee & Conversation - Occasional Wednesdays @ 10
  • Zoom Open Lab with Dan - Tuesdays by appointment

If interested call 608.222.3415
Scholarly Scoop: Refugees & What You Need to Know
Asst. Professor Eunyoung Jang from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will lead a presentation on the rise of Afghan refugees. Dr. Jang will answer your questions about the refugee process here in Wisconsin, how you can help and what you need to know about becoming a refugee. The Scholarly Scoop is held every second Friday of the month from 10 to 11am at the Monona Senior Center. This event is free and open to the public. If you are interested in attending, call 608.222.3415
Annual Budget Process
The city council will be considering the mayor’s proposed 2022 capital and operating budgets over the next couple of months. They will receive presentations of some departmental requests during their regular meeting times, as well as additional, committee of the whole meetings. The council will then consider the budgets beginning with the Capital Budget during it's November 1st council meeting. Visit to find the agendas and additional information.  
Public Information Meeting on the South Winnequah Road Improvements project scheduled for Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 6:00pm in the Municipal Room of the Library.
  • Winnequah Road Pirate Island Bridge Replacement
  • Stone Bridge Park and Storm water Improvements
  • Gateway Green and Bartels Flood Hazard Mitigation 
Donate Your Old Bike
On Saturday, November 6th, the Monona Fire Department will be hosting a bike donation station for Free Bikes 4 Kidz Madison. You can donate your unused bicycles between 10am-2pm by dropping them off at in the parking lot between the community center and the fire department located on Nichols Road. All styles of bikes are accepted. Bike racks are also accepted. 
Grand Crossing Park Fun!
Monona Eastside Business Alliance hosts a premiere tailgate event Saturday, October 30th, 8:00AM at Grand Crossing Park in Monona for Badger Football! Avoid the noise and rowdy crowds. Experience the fun and excitement of a UW Badger football tailgate in beautiful Monona. Stay and watch the game on the big screen or if you have tickets to the game there will be a shuttle waiting for you.
Monona Community Media on YouTube
Our Monona Community Media YouTube Channel features city committee meetings and local event coverage. With the Monona Grove sports season beginning soon, don't miss out on all our live streaming coverage!
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