News & Events
Mark your calender!
SHNA Spring Membership Meeting
Tuesday, April 28, 7PM, Spring Harbor Middle School, Agenda to be announced in the Spring newsletter and online.
SHNA Board Elections
At the April 28th membership meeting, the neighborhood association will hold its annual election of the board of directors. Any member of SHNA who is in good standing and who has been a resident of the SHNA geographic area for at least six months, is eligible to hold office. Elected city, county or state officials are not eligible. This is a year one term.
Elected members of the board include President, President-elect, Secretary, Treasurer and six area directors. A candidate for an area director position must be a resident of the geographic area they wish to represent.
Please forward the name of any SHNA resident who desires to place their name in nomination for any of the board positions to Greg Hull, Mary Beth Dunning, or any other board member in order to be on the ballot at the April 28th membership meeting.
BIG SPRING CLEAN
Saturday, April 18, 9-11am
Sign up to work for an hour or two picking up trash in our neighborhood parks and other public areas. The Spring Harbor Park sign and boat launch perennial flower beds also need prepping for the new growing season. Check in at Spring Harbor Park. Bring work gloves--trash bags provided.
Garlic Mustard Pull
Saturday, April 25, 9-11am
Garlic mustard is a nasty invasive weed that takes over native plants.Join us in Spring Harbor Park to help rid our parks of this invasive weed!
Flambeau /University Avenue Safety Improvements
Traffic and safety improvements at the intersection
of Flambeau and University Ave were discussed with Madison Traffic Engineering at a meeting arranged by Shary Bisgard and Herman
Felstehausen of the SHNA Transportation and Planning/Development committees. The Flambeau intersection generates regular user comments because of its large open design inviting multiple vehicles to enter, wait, and make turns all at the same time. Interactions are further complicated by a bus stop, two pedestrian crossings, multi-use path, and several commercial driveways. Moka Coffee drive-thru has also increased intersection activity. SHNA committees are recommending additional signage and pavement paint as a way to further define user space and improve safety. Traffic Engineering is considering the following actions:
• Post ‘No U-turn’ signs facing east-bound traffic with an additional ‘No U-turn’ sign on the median facing the Moka exit driveway to
discourage Moka vehicles from immediately making a U-turn upon exit. Repainting the pavement bars on the west crosswalk so paint stripes line up with the crosswalk landing on the Moka side of the street. The neighborhood also requested widening and extending
the highway median on the west side of the intersection—current
median has a sub-standard pointed nose. While wider medians improve safety, this adjustment will require funding approval which
can be expected to delay the work.
• There have been numerous complaints that bikers—and sometimes skate-boarders—traveling at high speed down the multi-use
path from the east create close calls with turning vehicles. The bikers have the right-of-way, but it is difficult for drivers to make turns while keeping multiple sides of the intersection in view. Traffic Engineering will consider posting “CAUTION—Watch for Turning Vehicles” signs next to the multi-use path.
The Spring Harbor Neighborhood Association boundaries encompass Old Middleton Road and the Wisconsin & Southern Railroad on the south, Lake Mendota on the north, Whitney Way
(City of Madison boundary on the east), and Camelot Drive on the west. The Hickory Hollow Condominiums and the University Crossing Apartments are within these boundaries. [The map above represents the general area.]
SHNA Board Meetings
Typically held on the second Tuesday of each month 7:00PM (ends by 9:00PM). All SHNA residents are welcome to attend. Dates/times are subject to change, so please confirm with a Board member if you plan to attend.
Next SHNA Board meeting: Tuesday, April 14, 7pm,
Dale Heights Church, 5501 University Avenue
Most recent neighborhood newsletter:
Residential Development Document