West District Police – Property Crime Hot Spot

From Madison West District‘s Police Captain:

Good morning Neighborhood Associations: Stone Meadows, Maple Prairie, Westhaven Trails, Country Grove, Glacier Ridge

I am notifying you of a new property crime micro time hotspot that has developed around the area of Maple Grove Drive and McKee Rd in Aldermanic District #7. Please remind your residents to remain vigilant and do everything possible to keep homes and vehicles secured and belongings out of view in locked cars.

As you may know, West PD is focusing on property crime for this summer’s strategic plan and is focusing on eight historical property crime hotspots. When new and highly active clusters are identified, my plan is to share this information with neighborhood associations. The police sectors around this intersection are accounting for 25-30% of the district’s property crime incidents over the last two weeks.

I am dispatching additional resources into these areas during the overnight hours and residents can expect additional check-ins when we find open garage doors. See the attachment for more information on this micro time hotspot.

Contact me with any questions.

Tim P

Captain Timothy Patton

City: Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale Returning


After a one-year hiatus, the annual Madison compost and rain barrel sale is back at a new location. This year’s sale will be held at the Garver Feed Mill on Saturday, October 10th.  The new location provides easy, contactless pick-up and experts will be on hand to answer questions.

When it comes to easy, cost-effective ways to lessen your impact on the planet, rain barrels and compost bins provide an eco one-two for your home!  Harvesting rainwater for your plants saves money and reduces stormwater run-off into local waterways.

It is estimated that our urban communities contribute about 30% of the total phosphorus that enter in lakes Mendota, Monona, Waubesa, Kegonsa, and Wingra from runoff. And rather than sending more stuff to the landfill, compost bins will help you create nutrient rich soil by turning yard waste and food scraps into organic fuel for the garden.

Compost bins and 50 and 100 gallon rain barrels with diverters are available at discounted prices. Pre-orders before Oct 2nd receive an additional $10 off. Supplies are limited and due to COVID restrictions, pre-ordering is strongly recommended. For more information visit http://www.cityofmadison.com/streets/compost/CompostBinSale.cfm


Pre-ordering information https://www.cityofmadison.com/streets/compost/CompostBinSale.cfm

Link to Facebook event announcement – https://www.facebook.com/events/612321003004442/