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City of Verona Newsletter
Issue Nineteen - FEBRUARY 2015

This Issue:

February Events
2Lunch at the Library:iPads, 11:30 a.m.
5AARP Tax Preparation, 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m., Senior Center


Zentangle Sampler Workshop, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Library 
10AARP Safe Driving Course, 12:00- 4:00 p.m., Senior Center 
12Be Prepared! Get Your Will and Other Legal Documents in Order, 6:00- 8:00 p.m., Library
13Death by Chocolate Party & the Edvard Grieg Chorus , 11:45 a.m., Senior Center 
14Million Book Party, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m., Library
17Spring Primary Election, 7:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m., City Hall 
18Child Car Seat Checks, 4:00 -7:00 p.m., Verona Police Department 
18Quantum-Touch Healing Techniques, 7:00-8:30, Library 
19AARP Tax Preparation, 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m., Senior Center 
20Birthday Luncheon and Party: Greg Matysik,11:45 a.m., Senior Center 
 Adult Programs at the Library

Zentangle Sampler Workshop 
Join Diane Knauff, a certified Zentangle Teacher, to learn the background, philosophy, and benefits of Zentangle. Space is limited. Register online or call 845-7180.
Monday, February 9.
7:00-8:30 p.m.

Be Prepared! Get Your Will and Other Legal Documents in Order
Learn the key elements of estate planning and receive resources to enable you to complete a plan of your own.  Call 608-257-5450 to register.
Thursday, February 12 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Quantum-Touch Healing Techniques
Experience the feel of energy flowing through your body. Diane Kahler, a certified Quantum-Touch practitioner and educator, will show you how awareness and sensation can be used for helping yourself and others! Register online or call 608-845-7180.
Wednesday, February 18
7:00-8:30 p.m. 
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
Spring Primary 

The 2015 Spring Primary Election will be held on February 17th.  This Primary is for District 3 Alderperson.  Since this is the only race on the ballot, only those who live in District 3 can participate in this election.  District maps are available on the City of Verona Election Website if you are unsure what district you live in. 

The polling place for this election is City Hall, 111 Lincoln Street. Polls will be open 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. If you plan to vote absentee by mail for this election, ballots need to be postmarked no later than February 17th. In-person absentee voting at City Hall begins February 2nd and runs through February 13th, Monday through Friday during normal office hours. The last day to register in person at City Hall is February 13th. If you wish to register after this date, you must register on Election Day. Proof of residence is required to register to vote. 

If you have further questions please contact the City Clerk's Office at 608-845-6495. 
Car Seat Checks 
The Verona Police Department will be offering child car seat checks by a certified child passenger safety technician on February 18th at the Verona Police Department, 111 Lincoln Street.  Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 1-14. According to Madison Area Safe Kids, nine out of ten child restraint and car seats are installed or used incorrectly in Dane County. The risk of injury and death is significantly decreased by properly installing and using child safety seats. 
Car Seat Checks are by appointment only between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., and last for approximately 30 minutes. To make an appointment, contact the Madison Area Safe Kids at 608-890-8999.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact Officer Ryan Adkins at 609-845-0952.
Senior Center Events 
Lunch at the Library: iPads 
Monday February 2, 11:30 a.m. 
Did you receive an iPad for the holidays? Do you need a refresher? This session is for you! Maggie Heckelsmiller will teach the group general iPad functions and how to download Apps. RSVP to Jennifer Miller at 608-845-7471 by Friday, January 30 if you would like to have a meal at the library. 


AARP Safe Driving Course 
Tuesday, February 10, 12:00-4:00 p.m. 
Wayne Wiese from AARP will be instructing the class. The focus of the class is to help older drivers become more aware of the changes that occur due to aging such as vision, hearing, and reaction time, and how to adjust driving accordingly.  This event will be held at the Senior Center. The class costs $15 for AARP members and $20 for others. Please contact Jennifer Miller at 608-845-7471 to enroll. 

Death by Chocolate Party & the Edvard Grieg Chorus
Friday, February 13
Lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m.
Entertainment begins at 12:30 p.m.
Please join us to celebrate Valentine's Day! We will be serving chocolate and other sweet treats. The Edvard Grieg Chorus, a Norwegian men's chorus from the Madison area, will perform. If you will be attending lunch, please RSVP to Jennifer Miller at 608-845-7471 no later than 12:00 noon on Thursday, February 12.

AARP Tax Preparation 
AARP tax preparation volunteers will be here to assist you with tax filings beginning in February. The dates are as follows:
  • Thursday, February 5 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 19 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 5 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 19 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. 
  • Thursday, April 2 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Appointments will be booked in 30 minute increments. Call Jennifer Miller at 608-845-7471 to schedule your appointment today! 

Birthday Luncheon and Party: Greg Matysik
Friday, February 20
Lunch will be severed at 11:45 a.m.
Music beings at 12:30 p.m. 
Please RSVP to Jennifer Miller at 608-845-7471 for the meal by 12:00 noon on Thursday, February 12.

2015 Spring and Summer Recreation Programs

The Recreation Department will send out the 2015 Spring and Summer Brochure the second week of February to everyone in the 53593 zip code. The brochure will feature important registration information and dates for adult and youth programs. The brochure will also be available online on the Recreation Department Website

Million Books Party! A 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Celebration 

The Verona Public Library has reached its goal of signing up 1000 kids for the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. To celebrate a million books read, the library invites you to come celebrate on Saturday, February 14.  There will be bouncy houses, refreshments, balloon animals and a visit from Corduroy the bear! This event is for families of children ages 0-5  who are participating in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten or who are interested in signing up. The fun begins at 10:00 a.m. and will run until 12:00 p.m. 


Snow Reminders 

Clear Your Sidewalk  

It is the responsibility of the property owner to clear off any snow or ice that accumulates on the sidewalk that is immediately adjacent to your property. You are required to clear snow and ice from the sidewalk within 24 hours after the cessation of any snowfall.  Please do not deposit snow or ice onto the street.


Fire Hydrants

The Fire Department and Water Utility ask residents and businesses to help keep fire hydrants clear of snow and ice. It is important to clear a minimum of three feet around the hydrant to give the Fire Department room to work in case of fire.


Mail Box

Please clear the snow in front of your mailbox to avoid delays in mail delivery.  Due to the weight of the snow, sometimes the Public Works Department is unable to push the snow back without damaging your mailbox. If your mailbox is damaged please call 608-845-6695 to report the damage.