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Alder Grant Foster

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Alder Grant Foster

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Home Address:

3930 Anchor Dr

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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Alder Foster’s Updates

Garver, Garage Sales & Summer Solstice - D15 Update 6/17/19

June 16, 2019 8:46 AM

LNV Session
Eastside residents participate in a Local Voices Network session at Pinney Library

Last week's Community Conversation at Pinney Library was supported by the Local Voices Network. We'll be looking to bring this opportunity back for a full session soon. 

Also last week, the Common Council recommended beginning negotiations with Gebhardt Development for the development above the new parking ramp on Block 88 of the Judge Doyle Square project. Their proposal includes creation of 78 workforce housing units that would be priced at 60% of Dane County median income (CMI) limit, 118 market rate apartments, and 26,000 square feet of commercial space.

As expected, the council also approved Visions' license renewal after Assistant City Attorney Zilavy confirmed her intent to file a revocation complaint in July. If you have any comments or concerns related to Visions' operation and impact to the community, please reach out to her to have your input and testimony included in her case. You can reach her at 608-266-4511 or at

This week, Buckeye Road reconstruction/detour begins and is expected to last through November. Friday is Make Music Madison across the city and is also summer solstice. This week is also Pollinator Week at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. Pollinator Week is an international celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles.

In the news:

This week's highlights:

Monday, June 17, 2019

7:00 am - Buckeye Road reconstruction and detour beginsBeginning Monday, June 17 at 7:00 a.m., Capitol Underground will close Buckeye Road to traffic between Monona Drive and S Stoughton Road Service Rd, just west of S Stoughton Road for street reconstruction. The closure will last through November 2019.  A detour will be signed to direct through traffic to use Cottage Grove Road.

7:00 pm - Garver Events Neighborhood MeetingPlease join us as we hear about a proposal from Underground Kitchen to open a restaurant. The restaurant would have a capacity of 530 indoors and 280 outdoors. Proposed hours of operation are Sunday through Friday, 6a-2a, and Saturday, 6a-2:30a.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

6:30 pm - Common Council: 14. Update on Lake Levels and Flooding; 18. Establishing a Task Force on Municipal Golf in Madison Parks to make recommendations to the Mayor, Common Council, and the Board of Park Commissioners regarding the future of the City's Municipal Golf Courses; 54. Authorizing the Mayor, Police Chief and the City Clerk to sign a contract with the MMSD to provide School Resource Officers for the four MMSD high schools for a three-year term 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

5:30 pm - Alcohol License Review Committee: 44. Crucible - Request to extend premises to include a "beer garden" area on the south end of the building. Also request to change alcohol and entertainment conditions to allow outdoor alcohol service; 50. Lake Edge Seafood Co. - Request to extend premises to outdoor patio; 56. 21+ Entertainment License Underground Kitchen & Delicatessen • dba Garver Events; 57. Public Hearing - License Transfer Underground Kitchen & Delicatessen • dba Garver Events

Thursday, June 20, 2019

marriage equality

6:00 pm - 5th Anniversary of Marriage Equality in Wisconsin

Friday, June 21, 2019

8:00 am - Lake Edge & Glendale Neighborhood Garage Sale (continues Saturday)

10:00 am - Summer Solstice Pinney Book SaleFirst Friends sale in the Pinney Library "interim" space. Great selection of books, DVDs, CDs, and audio books. All proceeds support Pinney's programs & collections.

All Day - Make Music MadisonMake Music Madison is part of Make Music Day, the global music celebration happening in over 1,000+ international cities.  It's a free, citywide, outdoor day of music held annually on the summer solstice, June 21

1:00 pm - Summer Grill & ChillJoin us in the EMCC courtyard located behind our building at 8 Straubel Court as we celebrate summer with FREE live music and the crowning of our first EMCC BBQ King in a Grill-off Competition!

5:00 pm - Summer Solstice CelebrationSolstice celebration at Olbrich Park (at the bottom of the sledding hill) BYO picnic, games, dances, music, good vibes 5:00-7:30pm - Canoe rides 6:00-7:45 music (Elmore's drum circle, Onadare, and group singing) 8:20 - Bonfire is lit - offer wishes when the fire settles 9:30 - fire is extinguished

Saturday, June 22, 2019

11:00 am - 2nd Annual Eastside Juneteenth Soul Food BrunchThis brunch is where block party meets community forum. Come join us as we celebrate African American culture.

11:00 am - The Pursuit of HappinessA full day of entertainment with two music stages Kanopy Dance and the final two days of Madison Comedy Week.

4:00 pm - Summer BreezeNEW this summer - grab a refreshing beverage and take a stroll through the Gardens with your sweetheart, play a friendly game of Bocce or Cornhole with your pals, or start a dance party in the Thai Garden.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

11:00 am - The Pursuit of HappinessA full day of entertainment with two music stages Kanopy Dance and the final two days of Madison Comedy Week.

12:00 pm - 4th annual Building Community Together PicnicThe 4th annual Building Community Together Picnic will once again be a fun, vibrant celebration of Madison's cultural and ethnic diversity. Meet Open Doors volunteers who participate in welcoming refugees and help celebrate and connect with refugees that call Madison home.

12:00 pm - First to RatifyPlease join LWV Wisconsin and LWV Dane County as we mark the 100th anniversary of Wisconsin's ratification of the 19th Amendment. Wisconsin led by example on June 10, 1919, when the state legislature voted to approve the 19th Amendment and delivered its ratification papers to Washington ahead of all other states.

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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