Alder Syed Abbas
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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D12 September 15 Update
2016 Fordem Ave Proposed Street Resurfacing Project
City of Madison Engineering, as part of our annual review of streets, has recommended Fordem Avenue from Sherman Avenue to East Johnson Street for street resurfacing in 2016.
Theses streets we last done in 1970 or 1998 depending on the section. We generally resurface streets (instead of a complete reconstruction) when the pavement is in poor condition but the curb and gutter are in generally repairable condition.
The recommendation is made to the 2016 Capital Budget which must be approved by the Common Council in November. If included, additional meetings, public comments and approval by the Board of Public Works and Common Council will be required.
McKenzie Place Development
Don't forget tomorrow's Urban Design Committee (UDC) discussing the McKenzie Place project at the intersection of Fordem, North Sherman and Sherman Avenues.
Urban Design Committee
- Wednesday September 16 4:30pm
- City County Building, Room GR27 (lower level)
McKenzie Place will also be on the Madison Plan Commission's next agenda.
- Monday, September 21 5:30pm
- City County Building Room 201
A final agenda not available but this is item #24, which will be the last item of the meeting.
Mayor's Neighborhood Roundtable 2015
- Saturday October 24 8:00am - 12:00pm
- Warner Park Community Recreation Center, 1625 Northport Dr
The Mayor's Neighborhood Roundtable provides an opportunity for neighborhood and business association leaders, residents, community organizations and other stakeholders to learn, share and network and ways to make neighborhoods great places to live and do business.
Workshop schedule, registration and other details will be available online.
Demetral Park Path
Mark your calendars for a Demetral Path Public Meeting
- Wednesday October 14 6-8pm
- East High School, Barrett Room
The 2015 Capital Budget included an item to update the path through Demetral Park. Staff will present a proposal and seek comments and input. More information will be available closer to the meeting date.
Madison Libraries Closed Thursday September 17
All Madison Public Library locations will be closed on Thursday, September 17 for a staff inservice. Normal operating hours will resume on Friday, September 18.
Library customers may return library items in library book drops or use LINKcat to place holds, check library card records, or renew items. The library's databases and downloadable audiobooks and eBooks will also be accessible with a library card.
Sunday hours also resume for Central (201 W. Mifflin St.), Pinney (204 Cottage Grove Rd.) and Sequoya (4340 Tokay Blvd.) libraries on September 13.
City of Madison Fall Emerging Opportunities Program Application
The Emerging Opportunities Program (EOP) was established to support projects and activities that address emerging needs or unanticipated opportunities that arise outside of the Community Development Division's (CDD) multi-year Purchase of Service processes. The EOP was created to allow the City to respond in a more timely manner and seize opportunities as they are presented and most viable. The EOP is also intended for new and promising organizations to receive City financial support, provided they demonstrate broad resident engagement in the development of the project or activity the organization proposes.
The City of Madison is seeking proposals that address issues of poverty and inequality in the City of Madison. Strong proposals will:
- Focus on emerging needs or unanticipated opportunities in the City that warrant resources and attention at this time; and
- Present opportunities to try new or innovative approaches to resolving issues or problems that adversely affect quality of life for city residents; and
- Demonstrate resident and community interest and engagement in the development of the proposed project.
Preference will be given to new and promising organizations. Proposals should address needs that arise outside the timelines and/ or scopes of other established City funding processes. The program's intent is to address issues that fall under the purview of the Community Development Division and impact such concerns as access to affordable housing; services for children, youth, adults, seniors and families; employment and training programs; community engagement and capacity building; and other activities that help improve the quality of life in Madison's neighborhoods.
We will ask all organizations that are considering applying to fill out a very short information and registration form to help us better plan for this process. Additionally, we will be offering two workshops (9-11 am and 1-3 pm) on Wednesday Sept 9, 2015 in room 300 off the Madison Municipal Building ( 215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd) to review the application and processes for anyone who may be considering applying. Attendance at the workshop is not mandatory to apply, but highly recommended.
The Fall 2015 EOP process will make available $100,000 for allocation. The application and guidelines are now posted on the CDD Funding Opportunities website.
Applications will be due at noon on September 28, 2015.
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