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
Concerts on the Square & Shake the Lake - D15 Update 6/23/19
Early last week I shared information about a large oak tree that was marked for removal as part of the Buckeye Road reconstruction project. At this point I have not received any updates from our Engineering or Forestry divisions. I'll share more once I have additional information.
Also last week, there was an informational meeting for alcohol service at the new Garver Feed Mill. Following neighborhood input, Alder Rummel & I advocated for limiting the outdoor cafe hours to 10p on weekdays, 12a on weekends. This condition was passed by the ALRC on Wednesday. Businesses are scheduled to begin operations later this summer.
This week, Finance Committee will take up a new contract with MMSD for School Resource Officers on Monday and the Water Utility Board will provide a Water Conservation House Project Update on Tuesday. On Wednesday, it's Concert on the Square followed by Concerts on the (terrace) rooftop on Thursday. On Saturday, it's time to Shake the Lake.
In the news:
- Ethics Complaint Filed Over Vote on Police in Schools
- Joint Statement on DHS Recommended PFOA & PFOS Standard
- Wisconsin may adopt one of nation's toughest PFAS standards
- Wisconsin grapples with 'green' waste plants that spread hazardous PFAS
- The word 'Yahara' means 'Catfish'
- Minnesota will pay homeowners to make their lawns bee-friendly
- Thurber Park will host a residency in a Trachte building
- Statement Regarding President Trump's Recent Statements on Immigration and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
- Annual Water Quality Report is out
- Children's Free Summer Food Program Launches June 24
- Community engagement for Vilas Park master planning process beginning next week
This week's highlights:
Monday, June 24, 2019
4:30 pm - Finance Committee: 1. Submitting the appointment of Michael P. May for confirmation of a five-year term as the City Attorney; 9. Authorizing the Mayor, Police Chief and the City Clerk to sign a contract with the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) to provide School Resource Officers for the four MMSD high schools for a three-year term, beginning August 1, 2019 through June 15, 2022.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
4:30 pm - Water Utility Board: 1. Affordability Monitoring Report; 7. Water Conservation House Project Update
7:00 pm - Wisconsin Book Festival presents Richard Wagner for WE'VE BEEN HERE ALL ALONG: The first of two groundbreaking volumes on gay history in Wisconsin, We've Been Here All Along provides an illuminating and nuanced picture of Wisconsin's gay history from the reporting on the Oscar Wilde trials of 1895 to the landmark Stonewall Riots of 1969.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
3:00 pm - PARKS LONG RANGE PLANNING SUBCOMMITTEE: Parks Policy on Dogs in Parks: Public Involvement Process Public Meetings will occur in July. A public survey will be available on-line and as a hard copy at the public meetings. The survey will be open from July 15th to August 15th of 2019. A public input summary will be provided to the LRP at the August 2019 meeting.
5:00 pm - Concerts on the Square: EAST MEETS WEST Works by Albeniz, Ravel, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev featuring our 2019 Young Artist winner, distinguish this East Meets West mashup program kicking off the twentieth anniversary summer season of Maestro Andrew Sewell.
Thursday, June 27, 2019
4:30 pm - Housing Strategy Committee: 6a Accepting the 2019 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) study
5:30 pm - Concerts on the Rooftop - The LoveMonkeys: Enjoy spectacular bands accompanied by the best views in the city. Concerts on the Rooftop offer a wonderful opportunity for networking after work, or kicking back with friends and family.
Friday, June 28, 2019
4:00 pm - Summer Breeze: NEW 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.
9:00 pm - Rooftop Cinema: Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour: The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the oldest avant-garde and experimental film festival in North America, founded in 1963. Rooftop Cinema will conclude its season with the touring program of nine award winning films featured at the 2019 Festival in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Saturday, June 29, 2019
5:00 pm - Shake the Lake 2019: Shake the Lake is back again for 2019! We're taking over John Nolen Drive on Saturday, June 29th to bring you a night full of music, food, fun and of course... FIREWORKS!
Sunday, June 30, 2019
1:00 pm - Lecture: From Garden to Vase with Native Flowers: Learn how native flora supports birds and butterflies in the garden and provides beautiful, fragrant flowers for the vase. Some of the best native plants to include in your landscape for cut flowers and foliage, as well as their benefits for wildlife, will be discussed. We will then enjoy a brief stroll in the outdoor gardens to see native flora.
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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