Fitchburg Access Community Television - FACTv

Fitchburg Access Community Television - FACTv FACTv is a PEG station providing residents community access to their local government, community news,& media resources. Social Media Terms of Use Policy http://wi-fitchburg.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/20459/Social-Media-Terms-of-Use-Policy-022020
Mission Statement Fitchburg Community Access Television (FACTv) is a Public, Education, and Government (PEG) access television center offering community members the tools and training to produce their own programs for airing on local cable access television in the city of Fitchburg. The FACTv mission is to stimulate community dialog, enhance understanding of government, and the diverse people of our communities, and to encourage civic participation. Vision We actively seek to include all segments of the community in the production, promotion, and presentation of programming. We support the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, without restrictions, bias, or prejudice. FACTv provides access to training, video equipment, and channel time to individuals and organizations in Fitchburg and other area communities, on a first-come, first-served, non-discriminatory basis. Public, Education & Government (PEG) PEG is an acronym for public, education and government, the three types of community television channels. Public access channels are open to the public and feature the programs the public brings to the channel or makes themselves using the equipment provided by the station. Educational access channels are managed by school districts or technical colleges. Government access channels cover city meetings, discuss city issues, and inform residents of policies. Support FACTv Video providers such as Charter, AT&T or Time-Warner pay a 5% franchise fee on the company's video revenues to the city they serve. This fee reimburses the people of the community for use of the rights-of-way to do business. Many cities use all or part of this fee to fund community television. Others use this fee for other city priorities.

FACTv is a PEG station providing residents community access to their local government, community news,& media resources.

Mission: The FACTv mission is to stimulate community dialog, enhance understanding of government, and the diverse people of our communities, and to encourage civic participation.

05/16/2020

Did you miss the first ever Friday Night Lights event? Well, here is a look back at the full parade route. Thank you everyone for showing your support tonight!

City of Fitchburg, WI - Government
Fitchburg, Wisconsin - Police Department
Fitchburg Fire Rescue
Fitch-Rona EMS

05/16/2020
Actualización de noticias en español 5-15-2020

Actualización de noticias en español 5-15-2020

Aquí la emisión semanal de Descubriendo Contigo, con recursos, actualizaciones y las noticias más recientes para los residentes de la ciudad de Fitchburg.

Cada Viernes por la tarde te presentaremos información actualizada de lo que pasa en Fitchburg.

05/15/2020
Talking Fitchburg Headlines 5-15-20

Talking Fitchburg Headlines 5-15-20

We take a look at the Fitchburg Police Department video from an arrest made Thursday Morning, the search warrant was executed as a result of a months long investigation into the homicide that occurred in Fitchburg on August 25, 2019.

We will be broadcasting this parade LIVE tonight through our page! We will be following the parade all through ...
05/15/2020

We will be broadcasting this parade LIVE tonight through our page! We will be following the parade all through town!

More rain in the forecast.
05/15/2020

More rain in the forecast.

More rain is expected across southern Wisconsin Saturday night into Sunday night, as low pressure moves just south of the area. A few thunderstorms may occur later Saturday night into Sunday. There is a good chance of rainfall amounts exceeding 1.00 inch across northern portions of the area. This may result in some river rises early next week. In addition, gusty onshore winds, building waves and high lake levels may lead to some lakeshore flooding along the Lake Michigan shore Sunday afternoon into Monday. Keep up with the forecast for the latter portion of the weekend into early next week.

Friday Night Lights!
05/15/2020

Friday Night Lights!

The Fitchburg Police Department, Fitchburg Fire Rescue and Fitch-Rona EMS will be participating in “Friday Night Lights” this Friday May 15, and next Friday, May 22.

“Friday Night Lights” is a neighborhood emergency vehicle parade that will travel through the Fitchburg community.

What is Friday Night Lights?

Fitchburg’s Friday Night Lights is modeled after the “Friday Night Lights” event launched by the Seattle Police & Fire Departments in response to the pandemic. In its simplest form, it is a parade of emergency vehicles through the streets of our community.

As agencies that work within the fabric of the community, we’ve missed our non-emergency interactions with those we serve. We sincerely appreciate the efforts of the community, whether they are essential workers, volunteers helping others, parents, teachers, or anyone that has done their part to keep Fitchburg healthy during this pandemic.

We also know the pandemic has affected and impacted everyone in different ways, with mental and physical impacts, lost jobs, canceled plans, etc. At the same time we also have confidence in the resiliency of this great community we are honored to serve.

This event is an opportunity to exchange waves, recognize the impact of the pandemic on our community, along with our collective response to it and finally as a reminder that we remain on duty and committed to serving Fitchburg.

The event this Friday coincides with Peace Officers Memorial Day.

How Can I Participate?

We are planning two events, May 15 and May 22. Between the two events, we plan to drive through as many neighborhoods in Fitchburg as possible. Recognizing the city encompasses 35 square miles and hundreds of miles of roadway, we unfortunately will not able to cover every block. We hope to have more personnel available to participate in the event next Friday to allow us to cover more ground.

With the Safer at Home order still in place and with the potential for a public health impact, we do not want to publish a route which could encourage congregation. Instead we have identified neighborhoods in which a caravan of emergency vehicles will travel for a designated period of time. The caravan will be slow moving with emergency lights and intermittent sirens. We believe the pace of the vehicles will allow residents time to step outside if they are not already.

This Friday, May 15, we will focus on the following areas of our city:

•Jamestown Neighborhood 6:00 to 6:15 p.m.

•Seminole Forest, Stoner Prairie, Lacy Heights, and Wildwood 6:20 to 6:40 p.m.

•Oak Meadow & Quarry Hill 6:40 to 7 p.m.

Please note times are approximate. Because we are emergency responders, calls for service may impact our availability and/or timeline.

When the vehicles are in your neighborhood we encourage you to be present in your driveway, yard, on your porch, or just looking out the window. Please be respectful of your neighbors, practice physical distancing, and avoid gathering in groups outside of your household.

We will share the map for the event on May 22 early next week.

05/15/2020
Fitchburg, Wisconsin - Police Department

Fitchburg, Wisconsin - Police Department

Early this morning, the Dane County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Response Team, along with personnel from Verona and Middleton Police Departments assisted members of the Fitchburg Police Department in the execution of a search warrant in the City of Verona.

The search warrant was executed as a result of a months long investigation into the homicide that occurred in Fitchburg on August 25, 2019. That evening, officers from the Fitchburg Police Department responded to a residence in the 2700 block of Lyman Lane after family members arrived home to find 17-year-old Shay Watson deceased. Investigators determined Shay had died as a result of a gun shot.

During the execution of this morning’s warrant, a fifteen-year-old male was taken into custody as the primary suspect in this case. The male was transported to the Dane County Jail and booked on charges related to this incident, including 1st Degree Intentional Homicide and Armed Robbery. Due to his age, the identity of this male is not being made public by our department at this time.

In addition to the arrest related to the homicide, narcotics, cash, and a firearm were located in the residence. A 40 year-old male inside the residence was taken into custody for a violation of his extended supervision and booked into the Dane County Jail. This male is not believed to have been involved with the homicide.

As this remains an open and active investigation, we are not in a position to share additional information beyond the linked video statement or answer questions at this time. Additionally, it is possible others could be charged in connection to this homicide. As this investigation continues to evolve, we may have the opportunity to share more information with the community later.

While an arrest has been made in this case, the investigation remains very active. We believe there are other individuals in the community who may have valuable information related to various aspects of the investigation.

We would appreciate any additional information those in the community may have to share regarding this homicide. While we understand there may often be a reluctance to provide information or cooperate with police, we ask those with relevant information to come forward and help bring justice in this case. We maintain a variety of options, including Madison Area Crime Stoppers, for individuals to share information or tips with investigators.

The Fitchburg Police Department has been assisted by the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, the Madison, Middleton, Verona, Madison, Sun Prairie Police Departments, the Dane County Narcotics Task Force and the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation throughout the course of this investigation.

If you have information regarding this homicide that you have yet to share with investigators:

•Contact the Fitchburg Police Department - (608)270-4300
•Fitchburg Police Department Anonymous Tipster Line: (608)270-4321 •Text your tip plus “Fitchburg” to 847411 or visit www.fitchburgwi.gov/police
•Call Madison Area Crime Stoppers (608) 266-6014 or visit P3tips.com

05/15/2020
All Comfort Services Update 5-14-2020

All Comfort Services Update 5-14-2020

We talk with Kendall from All Comfort Services and talk about their new precautions during this pandemic and some other tips for your home heating and cooling.

Anyone can get a free test for COVID-19 at the Alliant Energy Center!
05/13/2020

Anyone can get a free test for COVID-19 at the Alliant Energy Center!

Anyone can get a free test for COVID-19 at the Alliant Energy Center! Hmong or Spanish interpreters are available to guide you through the process. No appointment needed-- just drive, walk, or bike up. See our website for details: https://bit.ly/35Ox6ul

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¡Cualquier persona puede hacerse la prueba COVID-19 gratis en Alliant Energy Center! Habrá interpretes al Hmong y al Español disponibles para guiarlo por el proceso. No es necesario hacer cita - sólo llegue por auto, caminando o en bicicleta. Vea nuestra página de internet para los detalles: https://bit.ly/2WsD29f

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WI Verona Road Project
05/13/2020

WI Verona Road Project

Previously scheduled for this week, Nesbitt Road will be closed at McKee Road on Monday (May 18) and Tuesday (May 19). Alternate local routes will be required, such as the Fitchrona Road intersection.

Crews will complete the grading, aggregates and storm sewer work, and then will pave asphalt for the final configuration.

View the permanent turn restrictions at https://projects.511wi.gov/veronard/wp-content/uploads/sites/143/CountyPD-NesbittRd-KapecRdrestrictions.pdf.

Special thanks to Detective Hector Aguirre for honoring the fallen heroes and those severing today! Even though he did n...
05/13/2020

Special thanks to Detective Hector Aguirre for honoring the fallen heroes and those severing today! Even though he did not get to ride this year, he has done this for many years now and we are so happy to have him right here serving on the City of Fitchburg Police Department.

Under different circumstances Detective Aguirre would have found himself in Washington D.C. this evening following his completion of a fifth Police Unity Tour. Due to COVID-19, this year's tour and associated Police Week events were canceled.

While a canceled tour may mean 300 less miles on Detective Aguirre's bike, it doesn't diminish his commitment to honoring fallen law enforcement officers.

The Police Unity Tour is a four day bicycle ride in which over 2,000 law enforcement officers from around the country, joined by survivors of fallen officers, converge on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C.

Detective Aguirre rides with a group of officers and survivors from Wisconsin, Wisconsin Riders Police Unity Tour.

This year the Wisconsin Riders were dedicating their ride to the memories of Milwaukee Police Department Officer Matthew Rittner and Racine Police Department Officer John Hetland who both made the ultimate sacrifice in 2019. They were also riding in honor of Town of Oconomowoc Police Department Sergeant Fred Wiercyski who died in the line of duty in 2017. Their names are among the 307 that have been added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial this year.

As part of National Police Week and Peace Officers Memorial Day, we will share more on these officers and the memorial in the next few days.

You can pay tribute to the fallen officers by joining the virtual Candlelight Vigil tomorrow evening: https://nleomf.org/programs-events/national-police-week/candlelight-vigil

05/12/2020
Spanish News 5-11-2020

Actualización de noticias en español 5-11-2020

Aquí la emisión semanal de Descubriendo Contigo, con recursos, actualizaciones y las noticias más recientes para los residentes de la ciudad de Fitchburg.

Cada Viernes por la tarde te presentaremos información actualizada de lo que pasa en Fitchburg.

If you need emergency help, please call 911! Fitchburg, Wisconsin - Police DepartmentFitch-Rona EMSFitchburg Fire Depart...
05/12/2020

If you need emergency help, please call 911!

Fitchburg, Wisconsin - Police Department
Fitch-Rona EMS
Fitchburg Fire Department

Every second counts during a medical emergency. While COVID-19 is challenging for us in many ways, patients with medical emergencies should seek help immediately. Call 911 if you need help, we are here to assist you! Rest assured, our EMS providers and hospitals have taken precautions to provide a safe environment for patients. Don’t let your fear of COVID-19 stop you from seeking help for your medical emergency.

CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response
05/12/2020

CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response

Looking for tips on how to safely wear and remove your cloth face covering? Check out our new poster for guidance and recommendations on properly using your face covering when you’re out in public. Get the poster here: https://bit.ly/35GdjwW

Fitchburg Public Library
05/12/2020

Fitchburg Public Library

We are now offering limited curbside pickup services! Thank you everyone for your patience as we have been working on this process. Please visit our website for additional information. http://fitchburgwi.gov/822/Library/library

05/11/2020
Talking Fitchburg Headlines 5-11-20

Talking Fitchburg Headlines 5-11-20

Don’t hesitate to call 911 for Medical Emergencies:

A COVID-19 community testing site at Alliant Energy Center is now open.
https://www.publichealthmdc.com/coronavirus/testing?fbclid=IwAR1BVaDQWenVgnEZPLRdJaDn4qTHzsBAxCZxj-vRnbhiRN2RIa_VXPGCgfM

Police Week
https://www.facebook.com/fitchburgwipolice/photos/a.666928720089185/2987711808010853/?type=3&theater

East Cheryl Parkway Closed

McKee Road Reconstruction Project Update
http://www.fitchburgwi.gov/2426/McKee-Road-Reconstruction/McKee_Road

This Weeks Meetings
http://www.fitchburgwi.gov/calendar.aspx?CID=31,14,32,

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5520 Lacy Road
Fitchburg, WI
53711

We are located inside the City of Fitchburg- City Hall, Floor #2.

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Monday 07:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 07:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 07:30 - 16:30
Thursday 07:30 - 16:30
Friday 07:30 - 16:30

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The City of Fitchburg, Wisconsin combines the best of city and rural life with a diverse population of more than 27,000 residents and over 700 businesses. Nestled within 22 thousand acres of rolling hills, parks and family farms, Fitchburg offers unique recreational opportunities, exceptional parks systems and world-class bike trails. The City’s leading edge economy is focused on knowledge based innovation with a strong foundation in biotechnology, thermoforming, information technology, medical instrumentation, nanotechnology and agriculture. Community leadership is provided by a Mayor/Council form of government, a vibrant Fitchburg Chamber of Commerce, and a wealth of neighborhood associations. Please view our Social Media Terms of Use Policy: https://bit.ly/2VnANnE

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