Alder Grant Foster
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Foster’s Updates
Memorial Mile, JDS Update, Ride the Drive - D15 Update 5/26/19
I hope everyone's enjoying the beautiful weekend. For anyone that missed it, I provided an update on municipal golf and Visions license renewal on Friday.
There are a number of city meetings this week, including a recommendation for the Stone House Judge Doyle Square proposal at Finance Committee & a PFAS update at Water Utility on Tuesday.
Schenk Elementary and O'Keeffe Middle schools are both holding fundraisers on Wednesday and on Thursday I'll be sworn in as a new commissioner on the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District.
City meetings continue on Thursday with review of the final recommendations at Urban Forestry and meetings of both the Housing Strategy Committee and the Task Force on Government Structure.
Also on Thursday, Crucible will hold a public open house to share information and answer questions about their request to update their license in order to host 18+ events occasionally and to build a small fenced-in area on the south end of their building to act as a "beer garden".
On Saturday, Eastmorland residents are invited to attend the annual meeting and potluck picnic at Lakeview Moravian Church & Lake Edge Park.
And on Sunday, it's the 11th annual Ride the Drive downtown.
In the news:
- Resurfacing work to begin on Capital City Bike Path
- Beaches and Splash Parks Opening
- Bus Rapid Transit (BRT): May Public Meeting
- Buckeye Road Project Page
- City Engineering to make medians even 'greener'
- Water line insurance offers not affiliated with the City
- Salvation Army offering major redevelopment on Near East Side
- City staff recommends Stone House Development for Judge Doyle Square project
- New Public Art Project urges acceptance of seemingly disparate thoughts in a way that leads to tolerance and innovation
- Dane County Selected For Pilot Program To Provide Lawyers For Immigrants
- Plenty of challenges in bringing bus rapid transit to Madison
- Rise Up & Write
- Launching Minority-Owned Co-ops Takes More Than Good Intentions
- Having a Library or Café Down the Block Could Change Your Life
- Goodman Pool Scholarships Available
- Madison Canopy Project
- Lake Edge & Glendale Garage Sale Registration - 2019
This week's highlights:
Monday, May 27, 2019
**No Streets Division Collections on Memorial Day - Residents with a Monday refuse/recycling day should place their carts out for pickup on Tuesday, May 28. Also, Metro Transit Follows Holiday Schedules on Memorial Day**
9:30 am - 2019 Monona Memorial Day Parade: The Monona Memorial Day Parade is the largest parade in Dane County with approximately 100 parade entries each year!
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
10:00 am - Madison Police Department Academy Swearing-In: The Police Department would like to extend an invitation to attend the swearing-in of the 2019 class of the MPD Academy. This year, they are swearing in 50 new recruits, the largest academy in MPD history.
4:30 pm - Finance Committee: Staff team recommends Stone House Developments proposal to build housing above the new parking garage on Judge Doyle Square.
4:30 pm - Water Utility: PFAS update
6:30 pm - Eco-Action Tuesdays: Join us at the Monona Library for a Healthy Yard Fair to kick off our Summer Eco-Challenge! Representatives from area businesses will promote healthy yard alternatives to water runoff, chemical fertilizers and pesticides and the emerald lawn myth.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
4:00 pm - Schenk Elementary hosts a fundraiser at Olbrich Park
5:00 pm - O'Keeffe Middle hosts a food-cart fundraiser on their playground
6:00 pm - Spring Concert Series in Olin Park Pavilion: The Berrymans (very local folk)
Thursday, May 30, 2019
8:00 am - Madison Metropolitan Sewarage District Commission: My appointment to the MMSD Commission will begins.
12:00 pm - Urban Forestry: Final recommendations
4:30 pm - Housing Strategy Committee: Accepting the 2019 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) study
6:00 pm - Task Force on Government Structure
6:00 pm - Public Open House at Crucible: public open house to share information and answer questions about their request to update their license
Friday, May 31, 2019
4:30 pm - Festa Italia: a celebration of Italian heritage with food, music and family fun held in McKee Farms Park in Fitchburg from Friday May 31st through Sunday June 2nd.
Saturday, June 1, 2019
11:00 am - Eastmorland Community Association Annual Meeting & Potluck Picnic: We we gather at Lakeview Moravian Church for our annual meeting. We will then move to Lake Edge Park for a potluck picnic. ECA will provide hotdogs and brats, bring a side dish to share. Come to one or both events! All Eastmorland residents are encouraged to attend!
Sunday, June 2, 2019
11:00 am - Ride the Drive 2019: The 11th annual Ride the Drive is more than just a free event and closing roads to traffic - it's family-friendly activities, entertainment, food and fun at three downtown area parks.
Click on 'details' in the events below for links to additional details and meeting agendas. You can find a full list of city meetings here.
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