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Plan Commission Approves Proposed 36 Unit Apartment on Century Avenue

MIDDLETON–The City of Middleton Plan Commission approved the finalized building plan for a proposed four-story, multi-family building at 2644 Branch St. which would redevelop the site of the former Common Ground Cafe. The proposal will go before the Common Council for final approval before building permits can be issued. 

The proposal calls for a four story, 36-unit, multi-family building at the southwest corner of Century Avenue and Branch Street. The building would consist of 24 one-bedroom and 12 two-bedroom units with 30 underground parking stalls.

Planning and Zoning Administrator Mark Optiz pointed out the plan includes 35 off-street parking stalls in total which is a less than one to one ratio.

Fri
06
Aug
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Council Reviews ARPA, Approves Funding for Airport Survey

MIDDLETON–The Middleton Common Council reviewed potential equity initiatives the city can pursue through the American Rescue Plan Act or ARPA passed by the 117th congress and signed into law by President Joe Biden on March 11. The council also approved funding for a survey to gauge community support for the Middleton Municipal Airport as neighboring residents continue pushing for restrictions on aircraft that burn leaded fuel. 

City Administrator Mike Davis explained to the council that through ARPA the city is receiving an allocation of nearly $2.1 million. Half of the funds were received June 25 and the other half will be received in 2022. ARPA will deliver $350 billion to eligible state, local, territorial, and tribal governments to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fri
06
Aug
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Newspaper Resumes School Supply Drive

MIDDLETON–In 2020, the Times-Tribune suspended its school supply drive, asking donors to make monetary contributions to MOM (Middleton Outreach Ministry) for the purchase of supplies. This year with loosened COVID-19 restrictions, school supplies will once again be collected for MOM’s Back to School program. 

“We are very happy that we can begin collecting school supply donations for MOM once again. The Back to School program is important for providing supplies those who need help completing the required list,” said Times-Tribune editor, Michelle Phillips. 

Fri
06
Aug
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Battle of the Badges Back in Full Swing

MIDDLETON–Battle of the Badges, an annual charity fundraiser to help a family battling childhood disease and hosted by the Middleton Police Department and Middleton Fire District, will return after a year hiatus due to COVID-19.

This year the organizations will honor Ella Wayman a five-year-old who in August of 2019 was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), a rare type of cancer that forms in soft tissue; specifically skeletal muscle tissue or sometimes hollow organs such as the bladder or uterus.  RMS can occur at any age, but it most often affects children.

In September of the same year, Ella had a tumor removed from her abdomen and began 67 weeks of chemotherapy. Every week, the chemotherapy is different, sometimes the treatment occurs daily, with trips back and forth to the treatment facility, and other times it is in-patient. 

Sat
17
Jul
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Shots Fired on Century Avenue

MIDDLETON–At approximately 11 p.m. on July 16, Middleton police were called to Century Avenue at Nightingale Lane for reports of loud fireworks or gunshots. At the time officers walked the area on foot but could find no evidence of shots fired

On Saturday morning, in the light of day, officers returned to the area and found shell casing at the 6900 block of Century Avenue. No injuries or property damage have been reported. The police department is asking residents in the area to check their home surveillance systems in that area that may have captured the incident around 11 p.m. Friday night.

If you have any information about this case, please contact the Middleton Police Department at 608-824-7300, Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014 or on the web at p3tips.com.

Sat
17
Jul
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Plan Commission Approves Rezoning for Bruce Company Redevelopment

MIDDLETON–The City of Middleton Plan Commission approved a rezoning request from The Bruce Company to build a new retail and headquarters building as well as multiple apartments buildings and hotel at the company’s current location at 2830 Parmenter St. on July 13.

If approved by the Middleton Common Council multiple parcels would be rezoned from B3 to a planned development district to construct a two-story retail and office building, up to 800 apartment units and 700 hotel rooms. The move would shift The Bruce Company’s field operations to its Verona wholesale location.

The two-story building would have a retail store on the ground floor and The Bruce Company’s offices above with underground parking for employees. The retail store would have spaces for plants, outdoor furniture, grills and other products. A new greenhouse and outdoor living space would also be constructed.

Sat
17
Jul
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Rock the Ramp Gets Final Okay

MIDDLETON–Despite opposition from some residents, the License & Ordinance Committee (L&O) last week granted final approval for fireworks and alcohol sales permits for a July 23 “Rock the Ramp” event at the Middleton Municipal Airport-Morey Field.

Those opposed to the current level of noise from low-flying airplanes, and lead emissions from fuel they burn, said the approximate additional 80 aircraft attending the event will only worsen conditions.

“The proposed Rock the Ramp special event poses unnecessary health and safety risks to people living the vicinity of Morey airport, particularly the elderly and young children who are susceptible to lead poisoning and exposure to any lead level,” said Dr. David Bryce, a Town of Middleton Board Supervisor.

Ald. Kathy Olson interrupted to ask Bryce to address the fireworks request and not lead emissions.

Thu
15
Jul
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Rock the Ramp Gets Final Okay

MIDDLETON–Despite opposition from some residents, the License & Ordinance Committee (L&O) last week granted final approval for fireworks and alcohol sales permits for a July 23 “Rock the Ramp” event at the Middleton Municipal Airport-Morey Field.

Those opposed to the current level of noise from low-flying airplanes, and lead emissions from fuel they burn, said the approximate additional 80 aircraft attending the event will only worsen conditions.

“The proposed Rock the Ramp special event poses unnecessary health and safety risks to people living the vicinity of Morey airport, particularly the elderly and young children who are susceptible to lead poisoning and exposure to any lead level,” said Dr. David Bryce, a Town of Middleton Board Supervisor.

Ald. Kathy Olson interrupted to ask Bryce to address the fireworks request and not lead emissions.

Thu
15
Jul
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Town to Study Airport Lead Emissions

TOWN OF MIDDLETON–Town of Middleton Board Supervisors last week contracted a firm to estimate lead concentrations in the town from leaded fuel exhaust produced by airplanes using the Middleton Municipal Airport-Morey Field.

The board has become more concerned about lead emissions from aircraft operations as a longer runway and expanding other airport facilities is being considered in an Airport Master Plan which is being completed.

Some neighborhoods and two schools are located under the flight path of the airport’s main runway where airplanes take off and practice “touch and go” landings. Those operations along with idling and pre-flight engine checks, produce the most aviation lead emissions, according to the firm the Board hired, Trinity Consultants, of Phoenix, AZ.

Thu
15
Jul
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City Council Reviews Revised Municipal Energy Plan

MIDDLETON–The Middleton Common Council reviewed revisions to the municipal energy plan which lays out a timeline for measures the city will need to implement to reach its goal of using 100 percent renewable community-wide by the year 2050. 

Middleton Sustainability Coordinator Kelly Hilyard said the revised municipal energy plan was created on behalf of Dane County, Fitchburg, Marshall, Middleton, Monona, Stoughton, Sun Prairie and Waunakee with the help of energy consultant Slipstream.

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