Greentree Neighborhood Association

Complete the Census and Encourage Your Neighbors To As Well
Message from the City of Madison:

Dear Neighborhood Leaders,
On Friday, the Mayor blogged about the importance of the 2020 Census, even amidst the coronavirus outbreak.     https://www.cityofmadison.com/mayor/blog


As each of us deals with COVID-19 and its impacts on our families and neighborhood, please complete the 2020 Census for your household and encourage your friends, family, and neighbors to complete it as well.   It remains critical that everyone who lives in Madison and Dane County is counted.   Over $675 billion in federal funds are distributed every year to communities across the country based on the census.   That means for every person not counted, we stand to lose over $2,000 per person locally every year for priorities like healthcare, affordable housing, childcare, transportation, education and more.  As we practice social distancing, we still need to encourage those in our networks to complete their form now from the comfort and safety of their homes.  You can fill it out online at my2020census.gov , by phone , or by mail .

Reaching out to your neighbors via email and listservs or posting messages on webpages, Facebook or in your neighborhood newsletter would be greatly appreciated.   We also encourage you to email, text or call five neighbors and encourage them to complete the census and ask them, in turn, to share the same message with at least five more people within their networks.  Feel free to use the “I Count” graphics below if you would like to post on your Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.   Thank you, in advance, for taking these actions. 








The 2020 Census is here! As we practice social distancing, take the opportunity to complete the census now from the comfort of your own home. You can fill it out online at my2020census.gov , by phone , or by mail .

October:  Halloween Bonfire at Norman Clayton Park

On October 31, after you and the kids wrap up trick or treating from 5-7 p.m. please come join us at Norman Clayton Park, located between Piping Rock Road and Shoreham Drive, from 7-9 p.m.   Savor hot chocolate around the bonfire and visit with your friends and neighbors while the kids run around in their costumes in the dark!
Volunteers are always needed to tend the fire and hand out cocoa;  watch the October "Stump" for who to contact for this Greentree signature event!

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December:  Holiday Lights Contest

The Greentree Neighborhood Association’s offers "bragging rights" to the first, second and third place homes with the most festive holiday lighting decorations.  Winners from the previous year serve as the judges.  Here are this year's winners:

The 2019 holiday lighting winners are:
First Place - The Analla Family, 6609 Regis Road
Second Place - The Henningfield Family,  6313 Bradley Place
Third Place - The Woodruff Family,  5 Dumont Circle

Click on the family name to view their entry.
More information on this tradition in the December "Stump" newsletter.

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June 5 & 6, 2020  8 a.m. - 3 p.m.   Annual Greentree Garage Sale

NOTE:  This event has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 crisis. 

It's that time of year to clean out a closet or two!   June 5 & 6  (Fri & Sat) is the time set for the Annual Greentree Garage Sale.  If you want to participate and be included on the list of homes, contact Mary Lourich by April 20th at GreentreeGarageSale@gmail.com or 608-665-3143 (landline).  When signing up, please include your name, phone, house address and general theme/description or "big" item(s) to be offered at your sale.  It will be assumed that your home will participate in both days for the entire time of the sale, unless stated otherwise.  As the date gets closer, send me one to three digital photos of your item(s) and they will be posted with the on-line advertisement that I will create (space permitting).  A neighborhood map and item description of all participating homes will be created and distributed to the participants, creating potentially more visits to your sale.  Feel free to contact me with questions or concerns. 

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April 27, 2020  6 - 8 p.m.  GTNA Neighbors Forum/Annual Meeting

This meeting has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 crisis. 

Meadowridge Library Community Room

Please join us at the Annual Meeting where you will have the opportunity to share your concerns about the neighborhood, hear reports about various activities in the neighborhood, meet our city/county representatives, find out what is going on in the community, and to also socialize with your neighbors. 

Here is the agenda at this time:

  • Announcements
  • City Alderman - Christian Albouras
  • Dane County Supervisor - Mr. Matt Veldron
  • Report on Exact Sciences growth plan
  • Police Liaison - Joe Buccellato
  • Chuck Kime - Neighborhood Watch program
  • Update for Falk Elementary School
  • Hazardous Wastes Planning  (if we have time) - Dave Bursack, Hazardous Materials Planner, 
                       from Dane County Emergency Management

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4th of July Picnic, Gallop and Parade 

NOTE:   This event has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 crisis.  However, we are planning a voluntary Walk Around in four parts of Greentree.   Please click here for more information.  


Check back next year for the regular July 4th events.

It's the biggest event in the Greentree year!  We pull out all the stops for July 4 and all the neighbors and invited to come on out and enjoy the fun!  Click here for more information.

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City of Madison Flooding Focus Groups for Greentree

NOTE:  These Focus Groups are being postponed by the City of Madison due to the Covid-19 virus situation.   They might be rescheduled later.

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Matt Allie, PE, City of Madison Engineering Division, is  coordinating focus group meetings on behalf of the City of Madison’s Engineering Division, in conjunction with their ongoing watershed studies.  He is reaching out to Neighborhood Association groups with their current plans.  The goal of the focus groups is to receive input from residents about flooding, which provides a more complete understanding of the causes and impacts of flooding in Madison.  Ultimately this information will be used to determine how public works projects can be designed in the future to help alleviate flooding issues.


The focus groups will provide an opportunity for the City of Madison to share information with residents, but more importantly it will allow them to listen to residents who have observed and experienced flooding in their neighborhood.  The observations and concerns of residents will then be incorporated into the flooding studies that are currently in progress. 

See below for the date, time, and meeting location for all of the Greentree Neighborhood focus groups they have scheduled in April.   Please click here for a Map that shows the location of the focus group.  The meetings are set up to take place outdoors to allow the group to walk to locations within the focus group area that have been the site of previous flooding.  In the coming weeks the Engineering Division will also be making a press release that contains this information as well as sending meeting post cards to residents, which will include a clearer map of their specific focus group area.  Don’t hesitate to contact Matt Allie if you have any questions.  Matt Allie, PE,  City of Madison - Engineering Division,  210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Rm. 115,  Madison, WI  53703   (608) 266-4058


        Date/Time                        Focus Group                            Watershed
4/8/20        9:00 AM            Waterleaf Apts                 Greentree/McKenna   POSTPONED
4/15/20     12:00 PM          Laurie Dr                             Greentree/McKenna   POSTPONED
4/16/20     9:00 AM             Saalsaa Rd                          Greentree/McKenna   POSTPONED
4/16/20     12:00 PM          Piping Rock Rd                 Greentree/McKenna   POSTPONED

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