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City of Verona Newsletter
Issue Fourteen - SEPTEMBER 2014
This Issue:
Iron Man Wisconsin Traffic
9/11 NEVER FORGET Traveling Exhibit
Epic User Group Meeting
Prescription Drug and Medication Drop-Off Event
Preparing for the November 4th General Election
National Night Out Thank You
September Events
7Iron Man Wisconsin and Verona Loop Festival
89/11 NEVER FORGET Traveling Exhibit at Library, 1:00 - 7:00 p.m.
10Every Woman's Journal at Verona Public Library, 6:00 p.m.
15-18Epic's User Group Meeting
18Books n Booze at Pasqual's,  5:30 p.m.
19Guitarist Richard Wiegel at Senior Center, 12:30 p.m.
20Fire Department Open House at Festival Park Shelter, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
24Getting to Know Medicare at Verona Library, 6:30 p.m.
27Prescriptions Drug and Medication Drop-Off Event at Verona Police Department, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The 2014-2015 Fall and Winter Recreation Brochure is now available and can be viewed HERE.
Every Woman's Journal
September 10
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Verona Public Library
A program to help women learn proactive health journaling techniques for increased self-awareness and to benefit their emotional and physical well-being. Participants will also receive information about a variety of women's health issues. Receive a specially designed journal, guidebook, pen and health resource information. Registration required and limited to 15 participants. To register, contact Nora at or 608-251-1675 ext 103.

Guitarist Richard Wiegel at Verona Senior Center
September 19, 12:30 p.m.
Guitarist Richard Wiegel will perform at the Verona Senior Center on Friday September 19 at 12:30 p.m. Richard plays American "finger style" guitar while covering classic folk and popular songs.
Getting to Know Medicare
September 24
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Verona Public Library
Whether you're planning to enroll in Medicare or have had it for years, most people have questions. Plus, changes occur regularly. Have your questions answered by Jesse Grutz, from the Retirement Classroom.
Books 'N Booze Book Discussion
The Verona Public Library has a 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.


September 18, 5:30 p.m.

The Alienist by Caleb Carr
"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
500 Silent Street
108 Paoli Street
Iron Man Wisconsin Coming to Verona 
On Sunday September 7, parts of the Iron Man Wisconsin Race will pass through Verona between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Iron Man is a triathlon where competitors swim 2.4 miles, bicycle 112 miles, and complete a 26.2 mile marathon. Every year, this event attracts spectators to Verona from all over the Madison area. Viewers and participants interested in taking part in the excitement should head to Main Street in downtown Verona to take part in the Verona Loop Festival. Food and refreshments will be provided by High School sports teams. The festival serves as a fundraiser for area youths and provides a safe and convenient place for spectators to cheer on the bicyclists. 

Traffic Impacts
City streets that will be affected by the race are: Whalen, East Verona, Bruce, Locust, South Main, North Main, Paoli, Cross Country, and Old Hwy PB. The intersection of Old Hwy PB at Whalen should be avoided if possible as this is where the racers enter and leave the City, causing longer delays. The ramps at US-18/151 and Paoli Street will be closed during the duration of the race. It is recommended US-18/151 be accessed via W. Verona Ave at Epic Lane, as this location is unaffected by the race. To view a map of the bike route, please click HERE.
9/11 NEVER FORGET Traveling Exhibit
September 8, 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Verona Public Library
For one day only, the Verona Public Library will host a special exhibit dedicated to honoring the events that unfolded on September 11, 2001. In 2013, the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation created the 9/11 NEVER FORGET traveling exhibit as a tribute to all those who sacrificed on September 11, 2001. The exhibit is also a tool to educate America's youth about the historic events of that day. The memorial provides interactive education, including artifacts, news and video recording, and live tours from FDNY heroes. The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is committed to ensuring WE NEVER FORGET and that America's youth understand the sacrifice of many on that day.
Epic's User Group Meeting
Epic Systems will be holding their annual User Group Meeting (UGM) on the Epic Campus on September 15-18. UGM brings thousands of customers from all over the world to Verona. In addition to educational sessions, the event includes activities for participants such as hiking, bike tours, and carriage rides. Epic contracts with private bus companies to shuttle customers between their campus and hotels from all over the Madison area. The Verona Police and Public Works Departments will be working closely with Epic to help ensure that traffic continues to move smoothly with the increase in visitors to the City.

Verona Police Department to Host Prescription Drug and Medication Drop-Off Event on September 27
The Verona Police Department will be partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to host its third National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative on Saturday September 27, 2014 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 public about the potential for abuse of medications. On the above date, the Verona Police Department will accept unused, unwanted, and/or expired prescription drug medication which you may find in your medicine cabinet, bedside tables, and kitchen drawers.

Unused medications in homes create a public health and safety concern, because they are highly susceptible to accidential ingestion, diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high - more Americans currently abuse prescription drugs than the number of those using cocaine, hallucinogens, and heroin combined, according to the most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. pills2.jpg

For safety reasons, we will not accept sharps, inhalers, or anything under pressure.

This service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Preparing for the November 4th General Election
As we approach the General Election this fall, the City of Verona would like to remind voters of a few election related items so there are no surprises come November.

Voter Registration
If you are new to Verona, or have moved within the City, you will need to register to vote. All voter registrations must have proof of residence submitted with them. A proof of residence document must contain your name and current address, and must be one of the following items:
  1. WI Driver's License or ID Card
  2. Utility bill (this includes cable/internet/phone bills)
  3. Property Tax Bill (for the most recent year)
  4. Residential Lease document
  5. Bank Statement (credit card statements are not acceptable)
  6. Paycheck or Paystub
  7. Any other official ID card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit

Voting Machines
This year, Dane County municipalities received new voting machines. If you voted in the April Spring Election or the August Partisan Primary, you have experienced these machines and may have noticed that the machine takes longer to read your ballot. These machines scan and take a picture of each ballot that is fed through the machine, and this is the reason for the delay in processing. Please be patient while your ballot is being scanned and wait for the screen to show 'Thank You for Voting' before exiting the polling place. This will ensure that your ballot is properly processed and you do not leave the polling place before the machine detects any potential errors on your ballot.

If you have any questions relating to elections, please contact City Hall at 608-845-6495. More election information can be found under the Elections tab on the City of Verona website HERE.
National Night Out Thank You
The Verona Police Department would like to extend a thank you to the many volunteers and local businesses that helped make the 2014 National Night Out Against Crime Event a success. The event was held on August 5 at Hometown Festival Park, and was enjoyed by approximately 1,500 Verona citizens. This event would not have been possible without the generous donations from our Verona Businesses. We would also like to thank all the agencies that donated their time and service to the event. We appreciate the many citizens who took time out of their busy schedules to enjoy our event and meet our officers, and we look forward to seeing you at next year's event on August 4, 2015.