Mailbox update

We have received delivery of new newspaper boxes and stickers. Over the next 4-8 weeks, we will have the newspaper boxes installed, spot spray rust on other metal parts, straighten posts, and take an inventory of what other maintenance items remain. We will leave a notice in your current newspaper box several days in advance of work being performed, as replacement occurs block by block.

Alder Barbara McKinney

Barbara McKinney is the Alder for District 1, serving the term from April 21,  2015 through April 18, 2017.  Her contact information may be found on her City of Madison website.

Alder McKinney recently posted a link to the 2016 road construction project to divide CTH M to a roadway with a median and curb and gutter. The city website provides an overview of the project plan which includes a standard traffic exchange at Midtown Rd.

Neighborhood Garage Sale

Tracy Schramm is coordinating the annual Hawks Landing Neighborhood Garage Sale to be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday – May 14,15 & 16th. Participants are asked to contribute $15 for advertising and signage to promote the event. Please make the check payable to Tracy Schramm, and mail the check along with the registration form to her at 1218 Redan Drive by Thursday, May 7th.
Ads will run in the Wisconsin State Journal and online on,  Craigslist and other local garage sale sites. Balloons for mailboxes and neighborhood maps (including a list of garage sale sites and items being sold) will be available for pickup at her home from 12-8pm on Wednesday, May 13th.

Recent Burglary

Please be aware that there was a break-in of a locked car inside a garage at 3:30am this morning. Please contact the police if you are concerned about suspicious activity, or to report a crime.
  • For Madison Police Department emergency response, call 911
  • For non-emergency, call the MPD West District at 243-0500
  • For general questions and concerns about the MPD, contact our liaison officer Ryan Jennison at 575-9678

Mailbox Repair and Replacement

The HLHA Board discussed at the annual membership meeting our preliminary plans for mailbox repair and replacement, especially as the newspaper boxes are showing rust after more than ten years of exposure to the elements and the impact of city snow removal. We have a new sales representative with Postal Products that we are working with for replacement parts, who has a greatly improved response time. We will communicate further once we reach a cost-effective resolution for rolling out repair and replacement of neighborhood mailboxes.

Spring Time

With the arrival of spring, our lawn care provider is in the final stages of freshening the island landscaping around our neighborhood entrances. You probably noticed that we suffered from multiple incidents of graffiti on our entry signs this winter. In each case, we contracted for sign repainting as soon as weather permitted.
As neighbors begin their own spring time yard activities, please be reminded of neighbor concerns that arise each year. Please be considerate of your fellow neighbors. While the HLHA board is here to enforce covenants and restrictions, it is often best to communicate directly with your neighbor first. We will post an updated neighborhood directory with email addresses to the web site by the end of April.
  • Trash cans are to be stored inside garages.
  • Trailers, boats, campers and recreational vehicles must be parked inside garages. The only exception is for loading and unloading, not to exceed 48 hours.
  • Permanent clothes lines are not allowed.
  • New construction, decks, patios, fences, landscaping and play structures must be reviewed by the Architectural Review Committee prior to work being performed.
The Hawks Landing golf course is now open for the season. You are not allowed to walk or bike on the paths for obvious safety reasons at any time of the day during the golf season. The only exception is the sidewalk from Lawn Brook Drive towards the 10th tee, and up the path towards the pool, tennis courts and clubhouse.

Police Liaison

Police Officer Ryan Jennissen (#5094) is the new neighborhood Liaison Officer for Hawks Landing, and is our primary contact for questions and concerns regarding the police department..

Officer Jennissen typically works 6 days on and 3 days off from 2pm till 10pm.

He may be reached at or his department cell # 608-575-9678.