Neighborhood News

USH 12 Beltline Construction Update, Terrace Ave. to Mineral Point Rd.

June 30 - July 3, 2014

The USH 12 EB & WB lanes will be closed nightly from 7:00PM – 6:00AM Greenway Blvd. to Mineral Point Road.

The existing concrete pavement for USH 12 EB will be rubblized from Terrace Ave. to Mineral Point Road.

Weather permitting, the first layer of asphalt pavement for the USH 12 EB lanes will be placed beginning Friday, June 27 and continue through Tuesday, July 2; utilizing nightly lane closures.

The USH 12 EB median shoulders will be closed from 7:00AM Monday – 6:00AM Thursday for median storm sewer work and landscaping items when required.

Multi-Family Garage Sale

June 2014

The neighborhood garage sale will take place Fri. June 6 and Sat. June 7, 8:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. The event is advertised in the Madison newspapers and on Craigslist.

Look for signs and balloons indicating participating homes.

Earth Day Clean-Up and Children's Egg Hunt, Sat. April 19

Earth Day, 9:00 a.m
Celebrate Earth Day with neighbors and friends by cleaning up our local parks and neighborhood. Join this community-wide effort to make a difference.

  • Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Meet at Haen Family Park (blue park at High Point Rd and Tree Lane).
  • Target areas are Haen Family Park, Sauk Creek Park, High Point Rd, Sauk Creek Greenway, Old Sauk Rd.
  • Garbage bags will be provided, but please bring your own work gloves.
  • Coffee, juice and donuts will be available at the Haen Park shelter to help get us going.

Children's Egg Hunt, 10:30 a.m.
Join us for the children's egg hunt at Haen Family Park (blue park at High Point Rd and Tree Lane).

  • Please bring a basket or bag for your children to carry their eggs.
  • Coffee, juice and donuts will be provided.
  • Visiting family and friends are welcome too!

Increase in West District Residential Burglaries

March 2014

The City of Madison Police Department issued the following notice:

There has been an increase in residential burglaries in the West District over the last few weeks. District personnel are investigating these incidents, and will employ a variety of strategies to address this trend. Citizens can help us by taking some simple preventative steps:

  • Keep your doors and windows locked, even while at home.
  • Keep your garage door closed, and lock any door from the garage to the interior of your home.
  • Keep the exterior of your home well illuminated; consider motion detecting lights as well.
  • Leave interior lights on when you're gone; consider using a timer to turn them on and off. Also consider leaving a radio or TV on so it appears someone is home.
  • Keep trees and shrubs near your home trimmed so that the exterior is visible.
  • If you'll be away, take steps so it isn't obvious that you're gone: stop the mail and newspaper, have your driveway/sidewalk shoveled, keep your home illuminated using timers, etc.
  • Get to know your neighbors, so you'll know what kind of activity is suspisious or unusual. Don't hesitate to call MPD if you see something suspicious.
  • Don't leave keys concealed outside your residence.
  • Keep a good inventory of your valuables, including serial numbers. This information can be a great help in case you are victimized.

Please contact with West District Police at (608) 243-0500 to report any suspicious activity or to obtain additional information.

Playground Improvement Projects

March 2014

Two of our neighborhood parks are scheduled for improvements in 2014: Haen Park at High Point Rd and Tree Lane (i.e. Blue Park) and Sauk Creek Park on High Point Rd at Wolf St. The City of Madison held two public meetings for each park to develop design concepts and gather input from neighborhood residents.

Construction on both parks will begin at the end of May or early June and will be completed by mid October. Please be aware that there will be a period of time when there is no equipment at these two parks. Once construction begins, it will take about three weeks for work to be completed.

Haen Park Playground
The public meetings took place on December 2, 2013 and January 14, 2014. Please follow this link to see photos of the proposed playground equipment and summary documents form the public input meetings www.cityofmadison.com.

Sauk Creek Park Playground
The meetings took place on November 11 and December 19, 2013. Please follow this link to see photos of the proposed playground equipment and summary documents form the public input meetings www.cityofmadison.com.

Why Join the Sauk Creek Neighborhood Association?

March 2014

Membership costs only $20 and supports many great services:

  • Quarterly Newsletters - News and events affecting the neighborhood and community.
  • Directory of Members - Association members listed by name and by street. Names of neighborhood kids interested in babysitting, pet sitting, yard work and snow removal.
  • Social Events - Spring Egg Hunt, July 4th Parade and Picnic, Neighborhood Dinner Party, Winter Social, and Block/Cul-de-Sac parties.
  • Other Activities - Earth Day Clean-Up, Neighborhood Garage Sale, gardening at Sauk Creek Park.
  • E-Mail - Timely communication of neighborhood issues and events.
  • Web Site - A resource for neighborhood and community news and events, information on association bylaws, past newsletters and more.

Pay Membership Dues AND Complete Membership Form Online

March 2014

Take advantage of the speed and convenience of renewing your membership online. Simply go to "Complete Membership Form Online" on the left.

After submitting the Membership Form, go to "Pay Dues Online" on the left to pay the $20 annual membership dues. Click the "Add to Cart" button to add the Membership Dues to your shopping cart. You will then be directed to PayPal's secure website. If you wish to make a donation to any of the Neighborhood Funds listed, click "Continue Shopping" (gray box on the left) BEFORE you "Check Out."

When your shopping cart is complete, click on the "Check Out" or "Check out with PayPal" button. Both options allow you to "Choose a way to pay," either with your PayPal account OR with a debit or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express).

If you do not have a PayPal account, go to the bottom of the "Choose a way to pay" section and choose "Don't have a PayPal Account." You will be directed to the "Pay with a debit or credit card" section where you may enter the credit card number you wish to use.

Please contact the membership coordinator at harriet@tatooles.com with any questions or comments.

Please note that SCNA is a non-profit organization but is not a registered 501(c)(3) organization, therefore, your membership fee is not tax deductible.

Interested in Having a Block Party?

Submit this form (PDF, 246 KB).

Community News

MadWest Winter Farmers' Market

November 16th - December 21st, Saturdays, 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

The MadWest Winter Farmers' Market will be held weekly in the gym of the Lussier Community Education Center, 55 S Gammon Rd. The market is hosting 14 new and veteran farmers offering a wide variety of high quality, delicious products including fresh, organic produce, pasture raised meats, artisan cheeses, fair trade coffee, homemade chocolates, and local baked goods. The vendors include Crossroads Community Farm, Jordandal Farms, Lil Chocolates, GittOrganic, Honey Bee Bakery, Pecatonica Valley Farm, Nature's Bakery, B's Honey, Emerald Meadows, Crème de la Coulee Creamery, and Healthy Happy Humus.

On November 16th, a Home-Cooked Market Breakfast will be served 8:00 A.M. - 10:30 A.M. (donations accepted).

The market needs community support to thrive. Please stop in and support our local farmers. Visit www.LCECmadison.org for more information.

Alicia Ashman Library Fall Book Sale

November 2013

The Friends of Alicia Ashman Library hold a book sale every spring and fall. Money from the sale helps fund special purchases, projects and adult and children's programs at the library. Volunteers work to make this possible.

Members Preview Sale: Thurs. November 7, 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Membership is $5 per year for individuals or $10 per family. May join at the sale.

Public Sale: Fri. November 8, 9:30 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. and Sat. November 9, 9:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Bag sale is Sat. 2:00 to 3:00 P.M. - $5 per bag (library provides the bags).
No membership required at public sale.

Residential Burglary and Auto Theft Prevention

Please take a look at the following PDF documents on Burglary Prevention and Home Security from the Madison Police Department.

From David Jugovich, police lieutenant for the West District of Madison, "As the City continues to experience burglaries and thefts from autos, the Madison Police Department is looking for assistance in preventing and solving these crimes. Citizen involvement is a powerful resource and a critical asset to law enforcement efforts. There are often simple steps that can be taken by residents that may help them avoid being victimized. We also need residents to be our 'eyes and ear' and report suspicious activity/behaviors. To that end, Neighborhood Watch programs can also be a valuable asset."