Update: The featured speakers will be Nikki Conklin and Charles Tubbs Sr. Conklin is the City of Madison alder for District 9 (where Oakbridge is located), and Tubbs is the Dane County Director of Emergency Management. There will be opportunity for Q&A after each presentation.
The primary order of business will be electing members of the OCSA Board of Directors.
All Oakbridge Community residents are invited and encouraged to attend the Oakbridge Community Services Association annual membership meeting on Thu. Jan. 6 at 6:30 PM. This year you can do so from the comfort of your own home, via Zoom. E-mail email@example.com for the link, which will not be sent out until the day of the meeting to avoid Zoom bombers.
If you are unable to attend the meeting yourself but wish to have your voice heard and votes cast on your behalf, you may designate a proxy by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Wed. Jan. 5.
2022 being an even-numbered year, 3 seats on the Board of Directors will be up for election to a 2-year term. In addition, there is 1 year remaining in the term of a vacant seat. If you are interested in running for one of those seats, ask for a “Declaration of Candidacy” form by contacting email@example.com no later than Wed. Jan. 5. Directors serve without compensation and are expected to attend about half a dozen meetings a year.
Note: These are draft meeting minutes and have not been approved yet.
Note: these are draft minutes and have not been accepted yet.
Hello Oakbridge Neighbors,
This is being sent largely for those who are dog-owners, but may be informative to all. As some of you have already discovered, the city recently banned dogs (even on leashes) in Haen Family Park. For context, this change was implemented by the Board of Park Commissioners (BPC) by recommendation of the city parks division as a substitute Dog-Free Park for the purposes of allowing dogs in Hillpoint Park (located just off the intersection of Junction and Watts, 1.3 miles from Haen Family Park), without having received any citizen request for dogs to be banned in Haen Family Park. Dogs are still also banned in Sauk Creek Park (0.6 miles from Haen Family Park).
With both nearby parks now banning dogs, the OCSA would like to ensure that everyone is aware of how comments can be provided to the BPC and to the city parks division regarding the topic. The BPC can receive comments at firstname.lastname@example.org, referencing Legislative File No. 68112. A request for the designation of any park to be changed (or remain the same) can be submitted to the parks division at https://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/play/designation-change-request. Additional information on the BPC and their meetings, minutes, and agendas can be found via both their and parks division websites, and additional information on dog policies throughout the city parks can be found at the parks division website.
Your OCSA Board
The Board of Directors of the Oakbridge Community Services Association (OCSA) will meet virtually to consider an abbreviated agenda involving mainly planning for the 2022 annual membership meeting and mailing the dues notices. All Oakbridge residents are welcome to attend as well. There will be a time early in the agenda set aside for member comments.
To obtain the link to the meeting, e-mail Secretary RichardSRussell[at]tds.net.
The Fall Raking event for the Oakbridge Common Areas will take place on Sunday, November 14 at 10 am. Anyone interested in helping should meet at the Oakbridge Neighborhood sign. The rain date for this event will be Sunday, November 21 at 10 am.
The Oakbridge Board of Directors recommends that trick or treating occur between 5 PM and 7 PM on Halloween, Sunday Oct. 31.
We recommend that people puts treats out at the end of their driveways this year instead of kids coming up to individual doors. See the City of Madison’s website with a link to the CDC Guidelines:https://www.cityofmadison.com/visit-play/halloween-activities
If you’d like to participate in our pumpkin-carving or -decorating contest, place your pumpkin where it’s easy to see and next to it have a sign with your address. If you’d like to enter more than one artistic effort, make sure each of them has an identifying letter as well as your address. People walking by would keep notes and, by the end of Tuesday Nov. 2, e-mail their top-3 votes to OCSA Secretary RichardSRussell@tds.net with the subject line “OCSA Pumpkin Vote” . Voting is not limited to one per household; each person can vote independently (but only once 😉)! The body of the message should be just 3 lines, like this:1 – 123 Oak St. B2 – 456 Oak Ave.3 – 123 Oak St. A
Madison Police Department solicits community input on safety concerns. West Side Division captain and officers will be available to hear what’s on your mind this Thursday, Sep. 16, at 9 AM at Elver Park.