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
Common Council, Ice Cream Social, LENA Summer Picnic - D15 Update 8/3/19
Buckeye Road Oak Tree
As I mentioned earlier, Engineering has been working on a solution to save the large oak tree on Buckeye Road. Earlier plans called considered installed a concrete pile wall, but revised plans will use a block wall as was shared at the last public meeting. I'm very appreciative for all the work that has gone into this and know the neighborhood very much appreciates the extra effort needed to save this tree.
Task Force on Municipal Golf
The resolution forming this task force was passed by the Common Council on June 18th, but unfortunately the members have still not been appointed. I have reached out to the mayor and asked that these appointments be made so that the task force can begin its work.
Dogs in Parks
The final public input meeting was held at Sennett MS last week. There is still time to share your opinions via the online survey.
In the news:
- Cases of Lung Disease Reported Among Teens Who Recently Used Electronic Cigarettes
- Madison Common Council's Twitter Page is Now Available to Follow
- Persistent officer finds man bleeding to death on East Side, man taken to hospital
- Dane County Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus
This week's highlights:
Monday, August 5, 2019
10:00 am - Blooming Butterflies: At Olbrich Gardens through August 11th.
5:00 pm - Transportation Policy and Planning Board: A full agenda including several study updates and discussion about transportation budget and funding.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
6:30 pm - Common Council: Item 12 is an approval for a new alcohol license for the Muskellounge at Lake Edge Shopping Center; Item 49 will allow the Crucible to hold 18+ events; Item 69 - Accepting two recommendations from the MPD Policy & Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee; 1. Civilian Oversight/Independent Monitor's Office and 2. Comprehensive Internal Review and Root-Cause
Analysis of Critical Incidents; Item 103 - Creating Section 23.61and amending Section 1.08(3)(a) of the Madison General Ordinances to regulate the distribution of plastic straws in the City of Madison
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
4:00 pm - Jazz at Five: Skai Academy, Bad Philosopher, Ben Rosenblum perform at the top of State Street.
5:00 pm - The Sessions at McPike Park: The Driveway Thriftdwellers & the Old 97s perform at McPike Park.
Thursday, August 8, 2019
5:30 pm - Ice Cream Social: Historic Blooming Grove Historic Society holds its annual ice cream social before the last Back Porch Concert of the season at the Dean House featuring Down from the Hills Bluegrass Band at 7:00 pm.
5:30 pm - MPD Policy & Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee: This Ad Hoc Committee is working to finalize its report to the Common Council.
Friday, August 9, 2019
5:00 pm - The Sessions at McPike Park: Panchromatic Steel, The Iguanas, and Lyrics Born perform.
6:00 pm - Dinner and a Swim: What's Dinner & A Swim? It's free admission to the Goodman Pool - SWIM and a selection of tasty food cart options for your DINNER (and possibly dessert!) to purchase.
Saturday, August 10, 2019
10:00 am - Saturday Science at Discovery: Pollutions and Solutions: How does water affect us every day? Find out at this free monthly event for kids and families! Create new ideas to solve our pollution epidemic, try out some water tricks, explore the importance of a sustainable world, learn from the Water Wagon organization and more.
5:30 pm - Sugar Maple Concert Series: Oak Street Ramblers: Join OAK STREET RAMBLERS at The Biergarten at Olbrich Park for the Sugar Maple Concert Series.
Sunday, August 11, 2019
4:00 pm - Lake Edge Neighborhood Association Annual Summer Picnic: Lake Edge Neighborhood Association members, come enjoy sirloin burgers and hotdogs. Bring a dish to pass and beverages (no glass please). Enjoy music by the Grouvin' Brothers, friendly neighborhood conversation, and our new children's playground. Items from area businesses will be raffled off.
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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