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Alder Barbara Vedder

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Alder Barbara Vedder

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Home Address:

2314 E Dayton St

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Tag: Parks

Week of February 28 Meetings

There are three meetings of interest this week that you are invited to participate in. Have a great week! Monday: Warner Park Lagoon Planning Process Public Meeting Date: Monday February 29, 6:00 – 8:00pm Location: Warner Park Community Recreation Center More information … [read more]

District 12 Round Up

2017 City Budget Not only does the end of August bring students back to school, it begins the Common Council's discussion of the next city budget. For city staff, it really begins back in January so there is an extraordinary amount of work putting together each year's budget. We're … [read more]

The Next Two Weeks

November is a time when city government really kicks into high gear. The 2017 budget is being debated and projects are being discussed for action next year. This November is no different. As I look at my city calendar I see lots going on. I thought it would be interesting to share some of … [read more]

2017 City Budget Amendments and Demetral Park Adult Fitness Equipment

2017 City Budget Council Amendments out The Operating and Capital Budget amendments that will be discussed by the Council next Monday, November 14 are now public. Operating Budget Amendments Capital Budget Amendments I will provide shortly my usual District 12 analysis, but I … [read more]

Plethora of Updates

City 2017 Budget The 2017 Capital and Operating Budget have been approved by the Council and signed by the Mayor. Only amendments brought forward by at least two Council members were discussed so a significant part of the budget is very consistent with previous budgets. I’m pleased … [read more]

F-35, Parks and Street Safety

Truax Field F-35 You might have heard about the Air Force's decision to include the 115th Fighter Wing at Truax Field as one of the five candidate sites for the next generation F-35 aircraft. The Air Force has slowly been winnowing down its list and I have been informed will now be making a … [read more]

Oscar Mayer/Mallards Stadium

Oscar Mayer Special Area Committee The 2017 City of Madison budget allocates $100,000 for a Special Area Plan for the Oscar Mayer (and adjacent) sites. City staff, District 18 Alder Kemble and myself are just beginning to have discussion about the scope of the planning process, the use of … [read more]

Beaver Trapping in Warner Park

This is an update to a previous blog post about the city trapping beavers in Warner Park. Thank you to all who have written emails to city staff, the city council and myself. Effective April 1, all beaver traps have been removed from Warner Park. Over the previous 24-hours, two active … [read more]

Public Market and Emerson School Playground

Public Market The City of Madison Public Market Development Committee voted to approve a site plan, allowing the Madison Public Foundation to begin the process of fundraising. While there continues to be a discussion about the visual look of the Public Market, the current plan strongly … [read more]

District 12 Update

Madison Public Market The Madison Public Market is moving along and picking up steam. The Foundation hosted a successful "Taste of the Market" event and is planning for more. Vendors have now been selected for the MarketReady program – designed to support a diverse group of people to be … [read more]

Washington Manor Playground and Pennsylvania Park Public Art Meetings

There are two upcoming neighborhood meetings that are for parks within District 12. Please plan to attend these meetings if you are intersted. Washington Manor Park Playground Improvement Meeting Wednesday, November 29 The City of Madison Parks Division will hold a workshop to … [read more]

Pennsylvania Park Artist Selected

On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, the City of Madison Common Council approved the Madison Arts Commission’s recommendation of Wisconsin artist Ray Chi for a site-specific public art opportunity in Pennsylvania Park, located at 1915 E. Johnson Street. The genesis of the project started with the … [read more]

Prescribed Burns and Street Use Listening Session

City Prescribed Burns This year, the City of Madison Parks Division and Engineering Division will be conducting prescribed burns on areas of existing native vegetation. Prescribed burns are an important management tool for Wisconsin’s native plant communities. Prescribed burns that will … [read more]

Assessments, Historic Districts, "The Avenue"

2018 City of Madison PropertY Assessment The 2018 City of Madison property assessments have been posed on the city's website. City-wide property values increased 6.7% overall from the 2017 assessments. Notices were mailed to all property owners, including those whose assessment did not … [read more]

D12 Update - Public Market, Oscar Mayer, trash collection

Madison Public Market Update While it may appear to be a quiet 2018 for the Madison Public Market, lots of work has been going on through the city, the property owner and the Madison Public Market Foundation. Two clear actions have recently taken place: selection of the Foundation as the … [read more]

Police Incident at Upham/7th Street

An officer-involved shooting occurred today in the Emerson East Neigborhood at approximately 4:30pm. At this point the situation is stable and I extend my sympathies and support to all those, including neigbors, who have been affected by this incident. From the MPD incident report: At … [read more]

Development and Other Updates

First Street Well Demolition There is currently fencing around the former Well 3 in front of the Fleet Services building at the corner of First Street and East Johnson Street. In anticipation of the reconstruction of East Johnson Street, a demolition permit was requested and approved by the … [read more]

Burr Jones Park Meeting still On Tonight!

Public Input Meeting - Burr Jones Park FYI: Tonight's meeting will take place as previously planned. We're making improvements to Burr Jones Park and welcome your input! Potential changes include revisions to the parking lot, improved athletic fields, additional bicycle parking, … [read more]

Capital Budget Amendment 9 - Purchasing HartMeyer 30 Acres Land

Hi Neighbors, I was traveling out of state and returned yesterday evening. Here’s an update on the capital budget amendment. In this amendment, I am proposing the city of Madison buys the 30 acres of HartMeyer land next to the Oscar Mayer site. What is the HartMeyer land? Per the Friends … [read more]

Wetlands - Senior Affordable Housing - Playground Replacement - Public Market and more

Hi Neighbors, Thank you very much for reaching out to me with your feedback and comments before and during the city council budget session. Many of you came to me and expressed your concerns regarding protecting our 31 acres of wetlands at the HartMeyer site next to the Oscar Mayer … [read more]

Virtual Neighborhood Meeting on Demetral Park

Hi Neighbors, There were several public safety events that happened over the last few months at Demetral Park. I know many of you have concerns. I am hosting a virtual public meeting to bring MPD and the Parks Department to you to address your concerns and collect feedback to strategize next … [read more]

In-person meeting Aug 30th re Reindahl Park Master Plan at East Madison Community Center

Hi Neighbors, The City of Madison Parks Division is updating the Master Plan for Reindahl Park. The update process will review existing park uses and amenities as well as identify future improvements. The master plan update will also take into consideration the location of Madison Public … [read more]

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