Alder Grant Foster
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Surveys, Concerts, Glendale Festival - D15 Update 7/29/19
And they're also still looking for your input on potential changes to our dogs in parks policy. You can find more information on the Dogs & Parks project page and the survey is open through mid-August. The last of the public meetings is at Sennett MS on Tuesday.
Another opportunity to provide your input is for the Task Force on Government Structure. The Task Force includes 7 residents and 4 alderpersons and they have been examining whether changes to city government could help make the City work more effectively for all of its residents and particularly for people of color and those with low income. You can watch this short video that summarizes the work and take the survey here.
In the news:
- Police release image of suspect in Madison Parks burglary
- Madison Names Movies in the Park After Sina Davis
- ATC says transformer failed, causing substation fires; state not responsible for inspections
- Madison School Board appoints 2013 La Follette grad Savion Castro to vacant seat
- Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan
- Mint Mark owners to open 'Muskie' bar with parlor games in Lake Edge
This week's highlights:
Monday, July 29, 2019
5:30 pm - Plan Commission: 14. 4800 Buckeye Road: Consideration of a demolition permit to demolish an existing single-family residence and construct a new single-family residence.
5:30 pm - Mondays Around Monona: This is a social bike ride for people of all ages and abilities. The ride will start at 5:30 sharp at Capital City Trail and Sugar Ave. The ride will end at the newly redeveloped Garver Feed Mill where we will gather for dinner and/or drinks!
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
6:30 pm - Public Input Meeting - Dogs in Parks: Staff will provide background information on the current policy and provide a forum for both dog owners and non-dog owners to voice their opinions.
7:00 pm - Panchromatic Steel at Olbrich Summer Concerts: Enjoy Tuesday evening summer concerts on the Great Lawn! $2 suggested donation. Held indoors in case of bad weather.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
5:00 pm - Concerts on the Square: The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra's Concerts on the Square is an outdoor concert series held in each summer Madison on the lawn of the Wisconsin State Capitol.
5:30 pm - Zero Waste Madison July Meetup: We're keeping it simple for July and meeting up at Colectivo Coffee! This is a great opportunity to meet your fellow Zero Waste Madisonians, ask questions and find local resources!
Thursday, August 1, 2019
5:00 pm - Madison Public Library Board: Pinney Update: Construction on the gray box continues. There have been a few issues but all have been resolvable. In my June report I noted we would be making our first request to the Condo Assn., this was for the outdoor public art piece. The Condo Assn. came back with approval for us to install the artwork. The artist will begin working with our project manager and Tri-North to determine if there needs to be any modifications to the current structure for the install of the work.
5:30 pm - Glendale Neighborhood Summer Festival: Come join the Glendale Neighborhood Association celebrate Summer in Madison and our neighborhood!
7:00 pm - Back Porch Concerts at the Dean House: Front Porch String Band (Ukulele) performs on the back porch and back lawn of the Dean House at 4718 Monona Drive.
Friday, August 2, 2019
5:30 pm - Dane Dances: Orquesta Mas Madison All Stars & V05: Dane Dances! is a family friendly event on the stunning Monona Terrace rooftop every Friday evening in August
5:30 pm - B4C Madison Healthy Hour: Replace happy hour with B4C's Healthy Hour to enjoy mindful movement and nourishing snacks with beautiful community in the park!
Saturday, August 3, 2019
9:00 am - Just Bikes Bicycle/ Race Ride & Book Talk featuring Adonia Lugo: Family and community bike ride, festivities, and book talk with Adonia Lugo, author of Bicycle/Race: Transportation, Culture & Resistance.
4:00 pm - Battle of the Badges - MFD vs. MPD: Come celebrate 'The Battle of the Badges" as the Madison Fire Dept. play a charity soccer match VS Madison PD at Breese Stevens Field!
Sunday, August 4, 2019
9:00 am - Monona Farmer's Market: AtwoodFest is the pinnacle of summer on the East Side of Madison. Live music, local food and beer, and a little something for everyone. (Begins Saturday)
1:30 pm - Bird & Nature Outing - Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park: Explore the beautiful trails of the North Unit through the woodlands, wetlands and restored prairies along the Yahara 'Catfish' River with a free, family-friendly guided nature walk.
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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