Hawks Landing Homeowners Association
Lily's Little Free Libary is now open.
Lily is excited to be the steward for a new Little Free Library on behalf of our neighbors and community!
The way it works is simple:
- Lily will initially stock the LFL with a variety of good quality books (adult/children) that we hope will interest our neighbors
- You stop by and take a book (located at the corner of Waterbend and Royal Oaks )
- LFL books are always a gift - never for sale!
Little Free Library is a movement that was started by Todd Bol of Hudson and Rick Brooks of Madison in 2010 and has grown to include little libraries in most states and dozens of countries.
Little Free Library's mission is to:
- Promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide.
- Foster a sense of community and connection
- Build more than 2510 libraries around the world!!
Check out the LFL story at www.littlefreelibrary.org and look at all the amazing examples!
Mineral Point Road-Junction Road Intersection Reconfiguration
The City of Madison, in cooperation with Dane County and the Wisconsin State Department of Transportation is proud to announce the partial opening of the Mineral Point Road and Junction Road intersection. Please note the new traffic patterns associated with the construction.
Southbound drivers on Junction Road will proceed over Mineral Point Road on the newly constructed bridge. Southbound Junction Road drivers who desire to access Mineral Point Road should use the right-hand lane and exit via the new Jug Handle to turn left and right on Mineral Point Road. Northbound Junction Road/CTH M drivers will stay at grade and make turning movements the same as before. East and Westbound Mineral Point drivers will utilize the new jug handle to turn south on Junction Road/CTH M. All other East and Westbound movements are the same as before. A graphic is included which will show the correct turning maneuvers for each direction. http://www.cityofmadison.com/engineering/CTHM/documents/intersectionturningmvmnts.pdf
Construction will suspend for the winter and start back up in mid- to late March. The entire roadway project is expected to be completed in August of 2014.
Plans can be viewed on the city's CTH M & S website here:
Questions about the project may contact the City's project manager, Chris Petykowski, P.E., City of Madison - Engineering Division, 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Room 115, Madison, WI 53703, Phone: 608-267-8678, email: cpetykowski@cityofmadison.
Want to see what is new and exciting with your neighbors? Would you like to help keep Hawk's Landing neat and beautfiul and within the spirits of the covenants?
The election of the three member Architectural Committee(ARC) will be in January of 2014. Any interested candidates should send two or three paragraphs about why you want to be on the committee, as well as provide a summary of your experience that would allow you to be considered.
The annual Hawk’s Landing Homeowners Association meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 at 6:30 pm at The Tap Room. This is a great time to present concerns about our neighborhood and find out what is happening in and around our neighborhood.
Has your car been broken into?
If so, you can do a self report through the City of Madison. If you fill out these self reports, the incident will be documented and then tracked for activity in the neighborhood. If the incidents that we have in our neighborhood are reported, we will have more policing in our neighborhood.
To fill out a self report go to:
- Always lock your vehicle when you're not in it.
- Avoid leaving money or items of value in your vehicle., If you must leave them in your vehicle, be sure that they aren't visible.
- Many thefts from vehicles are taking place out of private residential garages, so keep your vehicles locked while in your garage and keep your garage doors closed.
As part of the Hawk's Landing Board we receive complaints from time to time about homeowners having more than two domestic animals. Article V of the Declaration of Covenants, Restrictions and Conditions states the following:
5.01 Animals. No more than two (2) domestic animals may be kept on any single family Lot. Commercial animal boarding, kenneling or treatment is expressly prohibited whether for fee or not.
Also, those of you with animals, please be a good neighbor and pick up the waste from your pet. Please also be mindful of your dog barking outside and bring them back into your home. As a reminder the City of Madison requires dogs to be leashed at all times when they are off the owners property.
Where are your garbage cans? Do you leave them on your driveway instead of returning them to the inside of your garage?
The Declaration of Covenants, Restrictions and Conditions addresses the issue of garbage cans. Please see Article V Section 5.08 which states the following:
5.08 Waste .....Upon completion of construction on a Lot, trash containers must be kept inside the garage and may be placed on the curb for collection only on days of trash collection.
Thank you for adhering to the Declaration of Covenants, Restrictions and Conditions.
There is a Senior Couples group that has been meeting, once a month, at the Tap Room, to socialize. The next gathering will be Sunday, August 18th, at 6 PM. Those interested in joining us, should email Gail Schomisch no later than Saturday, August 17th, so she can notify the restaurant as to how many they should expect. Suggestions have been made to organize visits to Epic, the Fireside, concerts, plays, etc. If there are any ideas for events, or anyone willing to coordinate, with Gail's help, the Events Committee would be glad to sponsor. Also, the Bunco group meets every second Wednesday of the month, at the Tap Room, 6 PM dinner, 7 PM Bunco. Anyone interested in that, should also email Gail, so she can add them to the list.
5.03 Vehicles. Parking of service vehicles owned or operated by residents of Lots is prohibited unless such vehicles are kept in garages. The parking of boats, travel trailers, mobile homes, campers and other recreational vehicles is prohibited unless kept inside garages. This shall not prohibit the temporary parking of such vehicles described in the preceding sentence for the purpose of loading or unloading for a period not to exceed forty-eight (48) hours. No cars or other vehicles shall be parked on lawns or yards at any time.
STREET STORAGE/ABANDONMENTThe maximum time limit vehicles may park on a street in an unrestricted area is 48 hours. If the vehicle is towed and not claimed immediately, the vehicle will be sold or junked.
Traffic complaints continue to be one of the top concerns of residents living in the West District. With seemingly more traffic volume every week, the complaints we receive from citizens continue to increase. So what can you do when you notice traffic violations in your neighborhood or in other areas?
There are several options:
- Use our website to report a traffic violation or concern:
Concerns that are reported through this link are routed to the appropriate district and shared with officers routinely. They are also shared with MPD's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (TEST). Officers in the West District make traffic enforcement a priority in their daily patrols, and citizen complaints help focus our efforts.
- Contact the Speeder's Hotline at (608) 266-4624. Specific traffic violations with license plate numbers are followed up on by TEST. Drivers of offending vehicles typically receive warning letters in the mail. General traffic complaints/concerns are communicated to TEST and district officers for enforcement attention.
- Request the placement of our speed trailer. Each MPD district has one portable speed trailer, and the West District trailer is used frequently. Citizen complaints help determine where it will be placed each week. The trailer is generally pretty effective and calming speeds, and we encourage you to contact the West District at (608) 243-0500 if you would like to see it in your neighborhood.
Many mailboxes are looking rusty. Please help keep Hawk's Landing a premier neighborhood and replace or fix your mailbox.
Just a reminder, according to Article 4.09 “…Only mail boxes (and support columns) approved by the Developer or the Committee shall be used in the Subdivision.” You
can get some of the parts (specifically the black mailbox) at hardware stores as well as Menard’s and Home Depot. If you need specific parts related to Hawk’s Landing,
If you would like more information about the City of Madison mailbox installation requirements please visit their website at http://www.cityofmadison.com/residents/winter/residents/mailbox.cfm
I am the liaison for Hawks Landing this year and I just wanted to introduce myself. I work with the West Community Policing Team along with my two K9 partners, Martie and Falko. I have two dogs because Martie developed a vision problem and is considered partially blind, so he only does narcotics sniffs now. Falko is my young pup that is certified and working the streets in all the functions that Martie used to do. I’ve attached a couple photos if you’d like to include them in your newsletter, etc. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance.
I generally work 2:00pm to 8:30pm and will be passing through the area from time to time. The best way to reach me is on my work phone which is 608-209-9002.
Last year a MedDrop box was installed in the West Police District lobby. A number of MedDrop boxes have been made available in the area, thanks to Safe Communities of Madison/Dane County (a non-profit agency that works to save lives and reduce injuries). The MedDrop box provides a safe and appropriate way to discard unused and expired medication (both prescription and over-the-counter). After the medications are deposited in the MedDrop boxes, they are are placed in 5-gallon buckets and stored in Madison Police Department secured property storage. Then, several times a year, they are conveyed to a location in the midwest where they are destroyed appropriately.
The West District's MedDrop box was installed in May of 2012. From that time until the end of 2012, more than 800 pounds of medications and packaging have been disposed of.
For more information on the MedDrop box, including what can and can't be discarded, please visit the Safe Communities website.
The following article was in the WDNR Release published on January 18, 2013:
Throughout the year we continue to receive concerns/complaints from neighbors about traffic and speeding in our neighborhood. As our neighborhood continues to grow and mature so do a number of our teens. We have a number of new drivers in our neighborhood and we encourage you to be a good example for your neighbor.
A little patience, respect and consideration goes a long way on the road. It is always appreciated by new and old drivers and anyone in between, especially your neighbor.
If you would like to receive alerts about sex offenders that may have moved into the neighborhood or nearby neighborhoods, you can go to the following website, http://wisconsindoc.familywatchdog.us/ . On this website you can explore how close sex offenders may live to you. Also, you can sign up to receive free alerts about sex offenders that have moved into the neighborhood.
In the meantime, please continue to keep your garage doors closed. Keep your home lit and watch out for suspicious behavior in and around our neighborhood.
The board receives numerous complaints from homeowners that pet owners are leaving their barking dogs outside. We also receive many complaints about pet owners failing to pick up after their pets.
Please be courteous of your neighbors and be a responsible pet owner. Please put your barking dog inside your home and pick up after your pet.
The Mineral Point Road & Junction Road project will begin work on October 1, 2012. Work planned in 2012 includes grading future east bound lanes on Mineral Point Road and future south bound lanes on S Junction Road. No traffic impacts are scheduled at this time.
Plans can be viewed on the city's CTH M & S website here:
Meetings for businesses or residents will be held bi-weekly at the job trailer for the project. The job trailer is located on the south side of Mineral Point Road approximately 500' west of Junction Road. The meetings will be held bi-weekly on Tuesday afternoons at 2pm starting on October 9, 2012.
Just a little reminder....with the weather being cold and
the daylight is short, please be courteous and respectful
and clean up after your pet. No one likes to clean up
after another homeowners pet...Rumor has it, a few neighbors might be putting in video cameras to catch the offenders;)
If you have not received a free neighborhood directory and would like one, please
updated in December of 2010 and you may also get updated inserts by contacting Julie.