Last Updated: 11/21/2022

Latest Update 

11/21/2022 Update:

Tree Removal Permit Hearing at Habitat Stewardship Subcommittee

The proposed tree removal plan is supported by City Forestry and will go to the Habitat Stewardship Subcommittee for a hearing on the tree removal permit 4:30 p.m., Nov. 22, 2022. 

If you wish to speak at the virtual meeting, you must register. You can register at committees/meeting-schedule. Registration will open once the meeting is published on the Calendar, typically around noon on the Friday preceding the meeting. Interested participants need to search for the date, click on the Habitat Stewardship Subcommittee meeting, then click “Register for Public Comment.”

If you require an interpreter, materials in alternate formats, or other accommodations to access this public hearing, please contact City of Madison Parks Department at phone (608) 266-4816 or email us at Please make contact at least 72 hours prior to the date of this public hearing so that we can make proper accommodations.

Below please find additional information about the tree removal plan:

Habitat Stewardship Subcommittee PowerPoint Presentation
Lower Badger Mill Creek Pond Tree Inventory 
Lower Badger Mill Creek Pond Removal Map
Lower Badger Mill Creek Pond Tree Inventory Plan Sheets

Project Overview

The Stormwater Utility is proposing a project to construct a series of regional detention basins north of Mid Town Road, and east of Meadow Road. The purpose of the ponds will be to contain flood water, reducing downstream flooding and minimizing local flood impacts.

As part of the project City Engineering is proposing to extend Feather Edge Road from the existing terminus to Meadow Road. The City Parks Division will also be discussing a future master planning effort for the proposed Hill Creek Park expansion.

Project Schedule

Final Design – Fall 2022
Construction – 2023
Pertinent meetings dates, such as Board of Public Works and Common Council, will be posted on this project page.

Public Involvement

There are a number of points of contact during this project where the public is encouraged to give feedback as part of public information meetings and public hearings. Dates and times are indicated below:

Public Information Meetings

City Meetings, Process 

Board of Public Works

Information will be posted when available. 

Common Council 

Information will be posted when available.