Another parking reminder

Morning Update: Tuesday, Nov. 15

Another parking reminder
Photo by Showkat Chowdhury / Unsplash

Good morning, Madison!

Here's your (second) reminder that alternate side parking rules officially went into effect today.

What are the rules? From 1 a.m. to 7 a.m., vehicles should be parked on the even-house-numbered side of the street on even-numbered dates, and conversely, park on the odd-house-numbered side of the street on odd-numbered dates.

The exceptions: The alternate side rules are only enforced in the Snow Emergency Zone during snow emergencies. (Most of the downtown isthmus is in this zone.) Additionally, blocks with one-sided parking are exempt from alternate side parking requirements, even during snow emergencies.

Need more reminders? The city will literally text you every night at 5 p.m. to tell you which side of the street to park on. You can sign up for that service here.

Alternate side parking lasts through March 15, 2023.

— Hayley

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📣 Your last chance to voice your thoughts on the public market.

  • This evening, City Council will kick off its budget deliberations and perhaps seal the fate of the 15-years-in-the-making public market.
  • The project is currently facing a $5.2 million funding gap. The market was set to take over the two-story, 45,000-square-foot, city-owned building at 200 N. First St., which is currently used as a temporary men's homeless shelter. The Dane County Board approved $1.5 million for the market in its 2023 budget, but that money is contingent on the city filling the rest of the gap.
  • You can share your thoughts on whether or not the city should fund the market by registering in support or opposition of the project. Registering your stance doesn't mean you have to speak at the meeting, but that option is also available.
  • If speaking in person isn't your thing, you can always send an email to the Madison alders.
  • If the market is approved in the 2023 capital budget, it will break ground in the spring. According to the Madison Public Market Foundation, the organization and city have raised $14 million in funds, half of which cannot be redirected if the project falls through.
  • Related commentary: Abandoning the Madison Public Market is for cowards (Tone Madison)
Images via Studs

💎 The new Studs on State Street.

  • The piercing and jewelry brand that has flooded Instagram feeds with bright images of artfully pierced ears has opened up a brick-and-mortar shop on State Street.
  • Studs opened at 629 State St. over the weekend, offering personalized ear piercings for anyone over the age of 13. The State Street location is the company’s first in Wisconsin and 16th nationally.

💔 A former Badger was killed in a shooting at the University of Virginia.

  • Some context: Three members of the University of Virginia football team were killed and two other students were injured in a shooting at a parking garage on the Charlottesville campus Sunday.
  • One of the slain players was Devin Chandler, a former wide receiver for UW-Madison. Chandler played with the Badgers in the 2020 and 2021 seasons before transferring to Virginia.
  • Current and former Badgers mourned Chandler's death on social media. In a tweet, UW Defensive Coordinator Jim Leonhard said "[Chandler] had a lasting impact on his teammates, even after he left UW, which is a testament to the type of person he was. His personality was infectious and he was a joy to be around."

🏅 Meet Madison's first female collegiate athletic director.

  • Suann Saltzberry recently made history when she was named director of athletics for Edgewood College. According to the school, Saltzberry is the first female athletics director overseeing all college sports in the Madison area.
  • Saltzberry has roots in Madison and was a three-sport athlete and a 12-time varsity letter winner in her career at Edgewood College from 2000-04. In her new role, Saltzberry will be responsible for overseeing 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletic programs as well as the leadership of administrators, coaches, and approximately 350 student-athletes.
  • "It’s an important step for young girls and women to see that you can make your way up into this spot and really really have an impact on student-athletes," she told NBC15.
Image via Madison College

🧸 Madison College is considering expanding its childcare options.

  • The local college has offered childcare at its Truax campus for decades. But a shortage of childcare providers is forcing the school to consider expanding its childcare options to other campuses.
  • Madison College opened its Early Learning Center in 2021 and already, the waitlist for the center at Truax is nearly twice as large as the list of enrolled students, the State Journal reports.
  • Now, the school is looking into adding childcare facilities at its Goodman South campus, and its rural campuses in Fort Atkinson, Reedsburg, Portage, and Watertown. If planning and fundraising go smoothly, the news outlet writes the Goodman South childcare center could open in 2024.

🍂 Your lunchtime read: In Dane County’s oak savannas, fall projects clear the way for a new year.

  • Via Tone Madison: "Oak trees take things slow. While the woodlands of Dane County burst into the fire reds and oranges of maples and the buttery yellows of aspen and birch, oaks wait their turn. When they do change color, oak trees wear a more muted palette of brown, maroon, and amber. Oaks are like this throughout their lifecycle. They’re slow to leaf out, slow to color, slow to drop their leaves. I suppose if I lived for 300-plus years, I wouldn’t be in much of a rush either."
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