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City of Verona Newsletter
Issue Twenty-One - APRIL 2015

This Issue:
April Events 
7Spring Election, 7:00 AM-8:00 PM, City Hall & Library 
8Wisconsin Author Susan Holding, Book Discussion and signing, 7:00-8:00 PM, LIbrary
9TRIAD Program, 12:30 PM, Senior Center
13Diabetes Prevention: What Every Woman Needs to Know, 6:30-7:30 PM, Library
13Brat and Music Festival, 11:00 AM- 7:00 PM, Senior Center
14Frank J. Hess and Sons Cooperage, 7:00-8:00 PM, Library 
16The Journey of Jazz, 6:30-7:30 PM, Library 
16Books 'N Booze, American Gods by Neil Gaiman, 6:00 PM, Pasqual's
17Birthday and Anniversary Party Lunch, 11:45 AM, Senior Senior
20"Authentic Happiness and Well-Being", 10:30 AM, Senior Center

21Rogers and Hammerstein from Book to Broadway!, 7:00- 8:00 PM, Library 
23"Strategies in Dementia Care Workshop", 12:30, Senior Center
24Arbor Day Celebration, 12:15 PM, Senior Center 
29Humane Society presentation on the Four Lakes Wildlife Center, 11:00 AM, Senior Center
 Adult Programs at the Library

Wisconsin Author, Susan Holding, Wednesday April 8, 7:00-8:00 PM
Le Cordon Bleu-trained pastry chef will discuss her new cookbook, The Little French Bakery Cookbook. Books will be available for sale and signing. Register online or call 845-7180.

The Journey of Jazz, Thursday, April 14, 6:30-7:30 PM
This program traces the stylistic evolution of jazz from is origins to the present day, in a musical performance by the Hanah Jon Taylor Quintet. Register online or call 845-7180.

Rogers & Hammerstein From Book to Broadway! Tuesday, April 21, 7:00-8:00 PM
Join us as we learn how the team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II revolutionized the Broadway musical, and how they adapted books into productions that have become American standards. Enjoy music from your favorite musicals like Oklahoma!, South Pacific, The King and I,and the Sound of Music. Register online or call 845-7180

Edna Kunckel: My Verona Exhibit, March 30-April 14
Local Artists Edna M. Kunkel uses pastels to interpret the local lanscape, flora, and fuana in all season. Join the artist for a soft pastel painting demonstration in the exhibit space Saturday, April 11, 12:00-2:00 PM. Register here. 
New Web Address

The City of Verona has a new Web Address. The new address is Please use this address going forward. 

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 Election
The 2015 Spring election will be held Tuesday, April 7th. Polls are open 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. The City of Verona has two polling places: Verona Public Library and City Hall. Click here to find your District and where you vote. The following offices will be on the ballot: 

  • Justice of the Supreme Court
  • Election of the Chief Justice State Referendum 
  • Dane County Circuit Court Judges
  • City Alderperson District 1, 2, 3, 4 
  • Verona Area School District Board Members 
  • Verona Area School District Referendum 
To see a sample ballot click here 

Voter Registration: 
If you have changed addresses or names since the last time you voted, you will need to re-register to vote. You can register to vote at City Hall through Friday, April 3rd. After this date, you will need to register at the polls on Election Day. All registration requires proof of residence. 

Absentee Voting
In-person "early" absentee voting runs through Friday, April 3rd. You can cast an absentee ballot at City Hall during normal business hours, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM.  If you are voting absentee by mail, ballots need to be postmarked by Election Day. 

NO photo ID will be required to vote in the Spring Election. For more information click here.
 2015 Street Project Information 

Street Rehabilitation and Resurfacing 
The City of Verona annually chooses to reconstruct a portion of our streets. The decision in made by using an age/condition formula. Click here to view maps of the planned construction. There is also a list and a brief description of each project on the City of Verona Website. Any residences or businesses that are directly affected will receive further notice and information concerning the construction. 

Street Surface Treatment
The City of Verona has also scheduled surface treatment for several streets. Crack filling and chip sealing  will help to seal major cracks in the asphalt and enhance the life of the pavement surface. To view a complete list of streets that will be treated, click here. Maps of the projects are available here.
Spring Reminders 
With Spring upon us, please take a look at the reminders below from the City of Verona Public Works Department. 

Brush Collection 
Brush on the curbside will be picked up every 2nd and 4th weeks of the month. 
  • Collection is for tree trimming and shrubs
  • Yard waste will not be collected. Yard waste can be taken to the drop off site at 410 Investment Court. 
  • Brush must be neatly stacked and parallel to the street.
  • Brush trimmed by contractors will NOT be collected. 
  • In the event of a major storm, place brush at the curb and it will be collected as soon as possible. 

For more information about bush collection, click here. 

Public Works Drop off Site Hours, 410 Investment Ct. 
Starting April 1st through mid November, the drop off site will have extended hours: 
  • Monday: 7:00 AM- 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday-Friday: 7:00 AM- 3:30 PM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM- 3:00 PM  
For a full list of items accepted at the drop off site, click here.

Tree City USA 
Arbor Day Celebration
For the 20th consecutive year, the City of Verona has been given the Tree City USA award by the National Arbor Day Foundation. We will celebrate this special event with a luncheon at the Senior Center on Arbor Day, which is Friday, April 24th. The Tree City USA award is given annually to communities who demonstrate a commitment to the care, management and growth of the urban forest. Verona has met or exceeded the criteria for the award since the establishment of our Urban Forestry program in 1994.

The Urban Forestry program began with the founding of a City Tree Board and the completion of our first Urban Forestry Management Plan in 1994. The following year the City started planting street trees in all new subdivisions and a separate Forestry Fund was set up to fund the costs of planting and maintenance. Since that time, the City has planted over 2,000 new trees along streets throughout Verona and the current tally of publicly owned trees is nearly 5,000. As the program continues to grow with the Community, we look forward to several more years of being designated as one of Wisconsin's longest established Tree Cities.

Senior Center Events
TRIAD Program
Thursday, April 9, 12:30 PM
Deputy Leslie Fox will be here to discuss personal safety for seniors. 

Brat and Music Festival
April 13, 11:00 AM-7:00 PM 
Brats will be served 11:00 AM- 7:00 PM.  Brat orders can be called in. Call 845-7471 to place order. Music will be provided by the Paoli Street Pickers 1:00-3:30 PM and 4:30-7:30 PM. 

Monthly Anniversary/Birthday Party
Please RSVP to Jennifer at 845-7471 by noon on April 16. Entertainment by John Duggleby "Sentimental Journey" show at 12:30 PMApril 17, Lunch will be served at 11:45 AM

"Authentic Happiness and Well-Being"
April 20, 10:30
Robert McGrath from the UW Speakers Bureau will be giving the presentation. April 20, 10:30 AM 

"Strategies in Dementia Care Workshop"
April 23, 10:30
This is event is open to the public. 

Humane Society Event
Human Society presentation on the Four Lakes Wildlife Center. April 29, 11:00 AM.