Dane County Supervisor Candidate Forum
Join the candidates Sarah Smith (I) and Clint Keaveny for Dane County District 24 County Supervisor Seat as they discuss the issues ahead of election day on April 5th. The forum will be held in the Municipal Room in the Monona Public Library and streamed live on the Monona Community Media YouTube Channel. The forum is happening today, March 16th at 6:30.
City Seeks Committee Members
Service on a city board or committee is a good way to get involved in Monona. There are currently openings for citizen members on the committees listed below. Interested residents should complete the citizen committee application or call (608) 222-2525 to request a paper application or with any questions they might have. If you have submitted an application for any of these committees in the past three years, your application will be considered. If you have any concerns about how to use Parliamentary Procedure or other questions, please don't let them deter you. We're happy to help. Applications should be submitted by April 4.
For more information on each committee, please follow the links to go to the individual pages at mymonona.com.

Board of Review - The Board of Review is a quasi-judicial body which hears property assessment appeals at an annual hearing.
Community Media Committee – The Committee Media Committee governs the community cable channel and radio station.
Library Board of Trustees - The Library Board is a semi-autonomous body of seven persons empowered by state law and city ordinance to act as the governing body of the library.
Plan Commission - The Plan Commission performs a wide variety of land use development and planning functions for sites across Monona. Responsibilities range from rezoning and development review to zoning permit and sign permit consideration. The Commission also adopts and implements the City’s Comprehensive Plan and may be involved in drafting and reviewing ordinance revisions.
Public Works Committee - The Public Works Committee has the duty, under the direction of the City Council, to superintend the construction and maintenance of streets, alleys, sidewalks, storm sewers, sanitary sewers, water system, and other public works projects. Applicants with a background in engineering, construction, or heavy equipment operation or management are preferred but other relevant experience will be considered.
Senior Citizens Committee - The Senior Citizen Committee investigates the needs of senior citizens, develops programs and services specifically to serve senior citizens, and provides public information regarding senior citizens' programs and services.
Sustainability Committee - The Sustainability Committee guides and assists Monona's residents, businesses, and government in becoming a community that meets the needs of the present without compromising the resources available for future generations.
Transit Commission - The Transit Commission develops and recommends to the City Council policies on the various elements of public transportation and transportation facilities, specifically the Monona Express and the Monona Lift.
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San Damiano News
Community Visioning and Master Plan:
The San Damiano Steering Committee met on March 1, when they approved the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Community Visioning and Master Plan for the San Damiano Property. The RFP was posted publicly on March 3rd for interested parties to submit a proposal. It will be open until April 4th, at which time the Steering Committee will review and recommend a successful candidate to the City Council. The next meeting will be on April 5 to discuss criteria and selection process for the RFP.
Spring Fundraiser:
The Friends of San Damiano are working to raise the crucial funds needed to start a professionally led, 12 to 18-month planning process for the property. To date, FOSD has raised $95,000 of the total projected budget of $150,000. The remaining $55,000 must be raised this spring in order to start planning. To help achieve this goal, Monona residents, Jon and Peggy Traver, have generously offered to match all donations, dollar for dollar, up to $25,000! Every $1 you donate brings FOSD $2 closer to reaching their goal. Gifts may be made online at www.sandamianomonona.org/donate or by sending a check made out to Friends of San Damiano to FOSD, P.O. Box 6647, Monona, WI 53716
Monona Public Library Events
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April 5th Spring Election
Wards 1 through 5 vote at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 5700 Pheasant Hill Road and Wards 6 through 10 vote at the Community Center, 1011 Nichols Road. The polls are open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. Bring your Photo ID and masks are encouraged.

In-person absentee voting is in City Hall from Tuesday, March 22 through Friday, April 1 during regular business hours and days. In addition, on Wednesdays March 23 and 30, we will be open until 7:00 pm and on Saturday, March 26 we’ll be here from 8:00 am until noon for absentee voting.

If you have a written request filed with us, your absentee ballot was mailed out March 12. The last day an absentee ballot can be mailed out is Thursday, March 31. Ballots are due back on Election Day, April 5, by 8:00 pm.

Due to a recent decision of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, absentee ballots cannot be accepted in a drop box or slot. Ballots must be returned in person during business hours or mailed. Please request and return your absentee ballots early! The Post Office recommends you mail your ballot at least 5 days before the election.
Senior Center & NewBridge Volunteer Opportunity
Monona Senior Center & New Bridge seek volunteers for various positions including front desk, special events, home chore program and more. Join Keisha Furniss, Volunteer Coordinator at New Bridge, April 7th at 10a.m. for a special information session at the Monona Senior Center. Call the Monona Senior Center at 608.222.3415 to register.
Spring Brush & Leaf Collection
The City contracts with Barnes, Inc. for curbside brush collection. Brush is collected 4 times per year from April through October with each collection divided into 4 districts. If you are not sure what district you live in, click the map to the right for more information. Brush collection will begin April 4th in district #1.
The yard waste drop off site opens March 24th and is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Monona Senior Center: Dining & Socializing
On Fridays, beginning April 1st, the Monona Senior Center will host a dining site for older adults. You can enjoy a nice, well-balanced meal and have fun socializing with your peers. The meal, catered by Gaylords Catering Service, will be different each week and served at Noon. Reservations are required by calling 608-512-0000 ext. 2001.
Fun With Monona Parks & Rec!
Sign up for the annual Bunny & Me photo sessions! The City of Monona will provide families with an opportunity to take socially-distanced pictures with the Easter Bunny. On Saturday April 9th, from 9:00am to 12:00pm, the Bunny will be sitting atop our vintage Monona fire truck at the Winnequah Park Gazebo. Pre-registration is required.

Join Monona Parks & Recreation as we celebrate Easter in some of Monona's most beautiful parks with the Super Secret Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday April 16th! Registration will get you the super-secret park location e-mailed 24 hours prior to event start! Arrive early, the hunt starts at 10:00 am sharp. Give yourself extra time to find parking. The hunt will last approximately 1 minute!
MGHS Discusses Crisis in Ukraine
On this weeks "The Silver Edition" Ukraine foreign exchange student Kateryna Popova talks about the crisis, her family, living in America during the crisis and her uncertain future. If you want to support relief efforts in Ukraine through a trusted organization such as CARE.org scan the QR code in the video.
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Yard Waste Drop Off Site Opens March 24th
Monona's free yard waste drop-off site for leaves, grass clippings, and garden waste opens March 24th. The site is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, located at the Public Works Garage on Edna Taylor Parkway, between Femrite Drive and East Broadway, next to the Monona Dog Park. Please note that this site does not accept brush. 
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