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Thursday, September 7, 2017

DMN eNews: Safety Mtg & more

                                                                                                           September 7, 2017
The DMN e-News and an occasional hard copy DMN News are published by the Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood Association (DMNA) on an “as-needed” schedule.  The Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood Association, Inc. has been working to unite neighbors to solve mutual problems and promote fellowship among neighbors since 1973.  Our neighborhood is in Madison & Fitchburg.
               President: Yannette (Janet) Cole,  332-7003
               News contact:  Mary Mullen
,  298-0843
             Website: < (for info about DMNA & the neighborhood)
              On Facebook:  Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood Association (for up-to-date news)
All articles that are not attributed to others were written by Mary Mullen.
1 - Neighborhood Safety Meeting, Thur., Sept. 14, 6 pm (eat), 6:30 forum begins
2 - Alders hold city budget listening session, this Sat. Sept. 9, 10 a.m, Sequoya Library
3 - Can You Help Your Neighborhood Have a Voice? Council members needed in October.
4 - Allied Area Gets New Park and Homes (Attachment:  “pics Allied area construction.jpg”)
1 - NEIGHBORHOOD SAFETY MEETING, Thur., Sept. 14, 6:00 -7:30 pm

Please join the DMNA for a Q&A session with Madison and Fitchburg police department representatives.

In order to help police representatives prepare for your questions and concerns and make use of time in a more effective way, please reply to this email with any questions or concerns you would like to be addressed by  Septemter 8th  if at all possible. Or call 298-0843.

If you can, please also RSVP to this event on the Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood Association’s Facebook page.
We will have light refreshments available starting at 6:00.  Meeting will start at 6:30 sharp.

Prairie Unitarian Universalist Society
2010 Whenona Drive
Madison, Wisconsin


2 - Alders hold city budget listening session, this Sat. Sept. 9, 10 a.m, Sequoya Library
           from Alder Maurice Cheeks
Hello Neighbors,
Alder Mark Phair and I (and other Council colleagues) will be holding budget listening sessions in our districts again this fall. We want to hear from you on your priorities for the short, medium & long term future of the city!
There’s one listening session left, on Saturday morning, September 9, 10:00 am @ Sequoya Library.
This year we have attempted to frame the discussions around the importance of Safety, Equity and Opportunity for our city’s future.  That framework is outlined in this link:
Saturday, September 9, 2017
10:00 am
Sequoya Library
4340 Tokay Blvd.

3 - Can You Help Your Neighborhood Have a Voice?  Council members needed in October.

The Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood Association (DMNA) will be in desperate need of volunteers to serve on the Neighborhood Council starting this October when new Council members are elected at the annual meeting.  That meeting will probably be held on Thursday, October 26, starting at 6:00 pm, at Prairie UU Society, 2010 Whenona Drive.
A poll of current members revealed that most Council members will be leaving their positions.  These include those who have the most years of experience and need to go on to other things in their lives.  If new volunteers don’t step up at the annual meeting, the DMNA may go dormant. That would be a shame and would leave the neighborhood with no organizational voice.  Lack of that voice leaves a neighborhood open to the whims of chance, and without a regularly meeting Council, often no influence at all because residents only find out about things after they are a done deal.
New blood is always welcome even without a large number of vacancies on the Council.
If you are thinking you could step up, long-time Council member Mary Mullen would be happy to talk to you about what it means to be a member of the Council.  Contact her by phone or email.  (See masthead.)  Information about the DMNA including bylaws is available on the DMNA website, <>   
The most important thing to know is that the Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood Association has two simple purposes:
1. To unite neighbors to solve mutual problems.
2. To promote fellowship among neighbors.

4 - Allied Area Gets New Park and Homes (Attachment:  “pics Allied area construction.jpg”)
Big things have been happening in the Allied area this summer. Well, technically, only the new park is in the Allied area.  The park is on Revival Ridge (street) below the Revival Ridge apartments and southwest  of the Boys and Girls Club.
The homes, built by Habitat for Humanity, are in the Belmar part of the neighborhood on Equity Lane.  Equity Lane intersects with Crescent Road on the south and connects to 3 other streets:  Unity Lane, Pawnee Pass, and New Freedom Lane.

         Thanks for reading the September 7, 2017 Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood eNews.

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