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City of Verona Newsletter
Issue Eight - October, November 2013
This Issue:
Downtown Plan Public Meeting
E-Waste Drop Off Event
Health Care Reform and the Affordable Care Act
Cartoonist Leigh Rubin
Trivia Night at Library
Senior Citizen Vehicle Winterization Checks
Prescription Drug and Medication Drop Off Event
It's Magic! Senior Center Halloween Party
Events at the Verona Public Library
Author David Rhodes at Library
Snow Removal Reminder
October Events
2:     Health Care Reform at
         Senior Center, 6 p.m.
3:     Cartoonist Leigh Rubin at
         Library, 7 p.m.
5:     Trivia Night at Library
9:     Health Care Reform Event
         at Library, 6:30 p.m.
14:   Columbus Day
14:   Book Discussion at
         Library, 11:30 a.m.
14:   Fall Leaf Collection
17:   Books n Booze, 5:30 p.m.
18:   Senior Center Vehicle
         Winterization Checks
19:   E-Waste Drop Off Event
21:   Downtowno Plan Public
         Meeting at Senior Center
         6:30 p.m.
25.   Senior Center Volunteer
         Recognition, 1:30 p.m.
26:   Prescription Drug and
         Medication Drop Off 
30:   Getting to Know Medicare
         at Library, 6:30 p.m.
31:   Magical Halloween Party
         at Senior Center

November Events
3:     Daylight Savings Ends
11:   Veteran's Day
11:   Veteran's Recognition at
         Senior Center
11:   Book Discussion at
         Library, 11:30 a.m.
12:   Author David Rhodes at
         Library, 7 p.m.
14:   Be Prepared! Get Your
         Will and Other Legal
         Documents in Order at
         Library, 6 p.m.
20:   Alternate Side Parking
         Regulations Take Effect
21:   Books n Booze, 5:30 p.m.
28:   Thanksgiving, All City
         Facilities Closed
29:   All City Facilities Closed
Fall Leaf Collection will Begin October 14 and Continue Until Snow Flies. 
The Fall/Winter Recreation Brochure is Available Here.
The Verona Senior Center will be hosting a Volunteer Recognition for all Senior Center Volunteers on Friday October 25 at 1:30 p.m.
Alternate Side Parking Regulations Soon to Take Effect
Beginning November 20, between 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., no parking on the even-numbered side of any public street or highway on odd numbered calendar days. No parking on the odd-numbered side of any public street or highway on even-numbered calendar days. Look for a full description of regulations on the City Website or reference City Ordinance Sect. 10-1-29.
Senior Center's Annual Veterans Recognition will be held on Monday, November 11. 
The Flag Ceremony will be held at 11:00 Hometown Junction Veterans Memorial, with lunch to follow at the Senior Center. For more information, contact the Senior Center at 845-7471.
Learn About Health Care Directives at the Senior Center
October 10, 5:00 p.m. 
Enjoy a light supper while learning about health care directives with Francie Corry, a social worker from SouthernCare Hospice. People of all ages need health care directives. This document will literally speak for you if you are unable to speak for yourself. Please call Becky at 845-7471 before noon on October 9 to make your reservation. 
 Book Discussions at Verona Library
The Verona Public Library hosts a book discussion on the second Monday of every month, at 11:30 a.m. Copies of the books are available at the service desk. Below are the upcoming dates and details for the next two book discussions:
October 14, 11:30 a.m.
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
November 11, 11:30 a.m.
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
Books 'N Booze Book Discussion
The Verona Public Library has a new book group targeted toward young adults. Books 'N Booze Book Discussions take place at Pasqual's Cantina, 100 Cross Country Rd., on the third Thursday of each month. Below are the upcoming dates, times, and book titles.


October 17, 5:30 p.m. 
Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk

November 21, 5:30 p.m.
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
"We don't urge readers to drink, we urge drinkers to read"
111 Lincoln Street
111 Lincoln Street
Commercial - 845-0963
Residential - 845-0909
410 Investment Court
111 Lincoln Street
845-7623 - Non Emergency
101 Lincoln Street
845-9401 - Non-Emergency
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108 Paoli Street
Downtown Plan Public Meeting
Monday October 21, 6:30 p.m.
Verona Senior Center
The City of Verona will be hosting a Downtown Plan Public Informational Meeting at the Verona Senior Center on October 21 at 6:30 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to share and discuss the recommendations from the Downtown Steering Committee and planning consultants regarding transportation improvements, development opportunities, and character enhancements in the downtown area over the coming decades. Representatives from the City and MSA Professional Services will be available to answer questions and hear ideas and concerns. Information on the Downtown Study is available on the City Website Here.
E-Waste Drop Off Event
Saturday October 19, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Verona Public Works Facility, 410 Investment Court
The City of Verona Public Works Department will be sponsoring the second annual free E-Waste Drop Off Event at the City of Verona Public Works Facility, 410 Investment Court, on October 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There is normally a charge for the disposal of white_mouse_keyboard.jpg electronic waste. The E-Waste Drop Off Event will provide an opportunity for Verona residents to dispose of their unwanted electronic waste, free of charge. Any questions about this event can be directed to the Public Works Department at 845-6695.
Learn About Health Care Reform and the Affordable Health Care Act
Verona Senior Center
Wednesday October 2, 6:00 p.m. doctor2.jpg
Wisconsin State Senator Jon Erpenbach will provide information on the subject of The Affordable Care Act at the Verona Senior Center. This is a topic that seems to have more questions than answers so it's important that as much information as possible be shared in the most understandable way. Senator Erpenbach will address the impact of the pending health care changes that are beginning to be implemented this month. Everyone of any age is welcome to attend.

Verona Public Library
Wednesday October 9, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
In accordance with the Affordable Care Act, open enrollment in the health insurance marketplace begins on October 1. Individuals and small businesses will be able to purchase ambulance-medic.jpg affordable and qualified health benefit plans in a new competitive insurance marketplace. To find out what this means for you, join Stephen Runde, a certified Affordable Health Care Act Agent, on October 9 at the Verona Public Library for an informative talk about health care reform. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, or to register, call 845-7180.
A Twisted Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste: Meet Cartoonist Leigh Rubin
Thursday October 3, 7:00 p.m.
Verona Public Library
Take a comic adventure inside the ridiculously twisted mind of nationally-syndicated cartoonist and sit-down comic Leigh Rubin. Rubin's popular single-panel "Rubes" cartoons are featured in more than 400 newspapers worldwide. Rubin's work focuses on and pokes fun at the absurdity of everyday situations and human nature. His work can be viewed at This program is free and open to the public. To register, call 845-7180.
Trivia Night at the Verona Public Library
Saturday October 5, 7:00 p.m.
Do you and your friends have all the answers? Then form a team
and sign up for Trivia Night! The game begins at 7:00 p.m. and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Teams are limited to ten adults. Register in person at the Verona Public Library. The entry fee is $15 per person and is due at registration. Cash or checks made out to the Friends of the Verona Public Library will be
accepted. Teams placing first, second and third will be awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals.

There will be three rounds of 25 questions each. Proceeds from the Trivia Night benefit the Friends of the Verona Public Library. Although the event takes place in the community room, the rest of the library will not be open that evening. For more information, call 845-7180.
Vehicle Winterization Checks
Friday October 18, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Avenue Auto Clinic, 503 W. Verona Avenue
With the winter season approaching, the Verona Police Department and Verona Senior Center are encouraging senior citizens to prepare their vehicles for potential inclement weather. Vehicle winterization checks will be held on Friday October 18 from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., free of charge to all participating senior citizens. All winterization checks will be 
held at Avenue Auto Clinic, 503 W. Verona Avenue. A certified auto mechanic will be on site to inspect tires, belts, and hoses, fluid levels, lights, and battery strength. Winterization checks are conducted on a first come, first serve basis and will last approximately 20 minutes.
Prescription Drug and Medication Drop Off Event
Saturday October 26, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Verona Police Department
The Verona Police Department will be partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to host its first National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative on Saturday October 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Verona Police Department. The Take-Back aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. Unused medications in homes creates a public health and safety concern because they are highly susceptible to accidental ingestion, diversion, misuse, and abuse. The Verona Police Department will accept unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drug medications. For safety reasons, the following will not be collected: sharps, inhalers, or anything under pressure. This service is free and anonymous.
It's Magic! Senior Center Halloween Party
Thursday October 31, 12:30 p.m.
Verona Senior Center
Halloween at the Senior Center is one of our favorite times of the year! An annual tradition of having one of the best magic shows around, we welcome back Tom Krzystof to perform. Tom takes the stage at 12:30 p.m. Be sure to let family and friends know about the Center as a trick or treat destination as we welcome area youngsters to visit and watch children's Halloween classics on our big screen while enjoying the sights jack-o-lantern.jpg and sounds of our spooky decorations. The evening trick or treat times at the Senior Center will be from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Call by noon on October 30 to sign up for our lunch on Halloween. No reservations are needed to attend the magic show.
Events at the Verona Public Library
Getting to Know Medicare
Wednesday October 30, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Whether you're new to Medicare or an experienced user, navigating the Medicare system can be challenging. Join Jesse Grutz, a Wisconsin-licensed insurance agent, at the Verona Public Library to learn the ins and outs of Medicare. This is an educational seminar, and no insurance products will be marketed or sold. This program is free and open to the public .To register, call 845-7180.
Be Prepared: Get Your Will and Other Legal Documents in Order
Thursday November 14, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
If you're over 18, you need to think about estate planning. At this program, you will learn the key elements of estate planning, and receive resources to help you complete your own personalized plan. This program is presented in partnership with the Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation. Registration is required. To register, call 608-257-5450. This program is free and open to the public.
Meet Wisconsin Author David Rhodes
Tuesday November 12, 7:00 p.m.
Verona Public Library
David Rhodes will discuss his recent novel, Jewelweed, described as "profound" by Publisher's Weekly. Rhodes published three acclaimed novels in the 1970s before he was paralyzed in a motorcycle accident. In 2008, he returned to publication with Driftless, a Milkweed National Fiction Prize Winner, which has been called the "best work of fiction to come out of the Midwest in many years" by the Chicago Tribune. Books will be available for sale and signing. This program is free and open to the public. To register, call 845-7180.
Snow Removal Reminder
Winter is on the way, which means it's time to start thinking about snow removal. During the winter months, many residents need to be able to safely use the public sidewalks. A vital element in providing clean and safe passage of pedestrians during the winter is in your hands, namely, the removal of snow and ice from public sidewalks and ramps.

The City of Verona has an ordinance regarding snow removal which identifies the responsibilities of citizens in removing snow and ice snow-shovel.jpg from sidewalks and ramps. Residents are required to clear snow from sidewalks within twenty-four hours after snow has stopped falling. Snow must be cleared the full width of the sidewalk or ramp, not just the width of the shovel or blower. The entire ordinance can be found Here. Compliance enables people of all ages and physical condition to have access to clean pedestrian walkways. Any questions about snow removal can be directed to the Building Inspection Department at 848-9940.