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Environmental group to show free film 'Bidder 70' in January

Kick off your sustainable 2015 with Middleton's Jan. 8 Green Thursday and a screening of "Bidder 70."

The documentary follows the story of Tim DeChristopher, a college student who disrupted a controversial BLM Oil and Gas leasing auction in 2008. He posed as a bidder, number 70, and bid $1.7 million to win 22,000 acres of land he had no intention of paying for. The film documents his journey from college student to incarcerated felon in the name of climate justice.

The event will be at 7 p.m. in the Willy West Co-Op Community Room, 6825 University Ave.

The February Middleton Green Thursday is scheduled for Feb. 5. Organizers said representatives from Madison Fruits and Nuts will discuss what it takes to implement and run a public fruit orchard on community property. A representative of Bock Community Garden will be on hand to provide an update on fruit and nut trees planted there in 2010 as part of a Fruit Tree Planning Foundation Grant project.

Info on 2014 tax bills

The 2014 tax bills are being mailed out Thursday. The City's online tax payment capability through Payment Services Network will be activated Friday... Read More

Alternate side parking starts next week

Middleton’s alternate side parking ordinance goes into effect Nov. 15, according to a news alert.

The alternate side parking rules will remain in effect until March 15, and officers will be out putting warnings on vehicles to remind residents of the rules, officials said.

The purpose of the ordinance is to facilitate snow removal and street maintenance, according to the alert. Residents who need to leave a vehicle on the street from 1-7 a.m. should park on the even numbered side of the street on even numbered calendar days and park on the odd numbered side of the street on odd numbered days.

If signs prohibit parking on one side of the street, alternate side parking does not apply, officials said.

Volunteers visit schools during Fire Prevention Week

Volunteers from the Middleton Fire District will be visiting elementary schools in Middleton to discuss fire safety and prevention this week, according to a release.

The goal of Fire Prevention Week is to generate awareness of fire prevention and protection among young children, specifically grades K-3, officials said. The program features live skits, puppets and music for the children to take part in.

Evacuation plans, kitchen safety, electrical safety and smoke detector usage will be covered during the programs, according to the release.

Residents can request different sized recycling cart

With the recent change in weekly collection of recyclable materials, residents can request to change the size of their recycling cart, Middleton city officials said.

Residents who want Pellitteri crews to pick up their current cart and deliver a different size can call 608-257-4285.

There will be a $15 charge for the exchange delivery, but there is no charge if residents take carts to Pellitteri and do the exchange in person.

Pellitteri Waste Systems is located at 7035 Raywood Road in Madison.

No Trash & Recycling Pick-Up on September 1st

Pellitteri Waste Systems will be closed on September 1st in observance of Labor Day. Residents will be serviced one day later than their normal service day. Residents normally serviced on Friday, September 5th will be serviced on Saturday, September 6th... Read More


The City of Middleton Water Utility will be flushing mains in the Bishop's Bay and Northlake neighborhoods, beginning on Monday, August 4, from 10 am to 2 pm. A slight discoloration of the water may be noticed during this time period... Read More