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Alder Grant Foster

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Alder Grant Foster

Contact Information

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

Shelter Updates, Slow Streets, ECA News - D15 Update 5/10/21

May 10, 2021 9:31 AM

bed ready for move in
The first five families are set to move into the newly remodeled Salvation Army family shelter at 4502 Milwaukee Street (former Karmenta) on Monday. Another 5 families will move in daily through the end of the week for a total of 35 families by week's end. Thanks to everyone that has contributed toys and supplies to help welcome in the new families. They're still accepting good condition toys and books and there are also opportunities for those with a green thumb to help freshen up the courtyard area.

Last Week 

Men's shelter fails to move forward

On Tuesday, the Common Council voted 14-5 in favor of moving forward with the purchase of the Zeier Road property for use as a permanent men's shelter. Unfortunately, the motion failed since 15 votes are required to pass a budget amendment.  

Save the Farm! unveils design concepts

On Saturday, volunteers with the Save the Farm! group shared some early design concepts with neighbors at OB Sherry park. You can see some brief coverage of the event here and stay connected with their work here

Eastmorland newsletter in mailboxes

The 2nd issue of the revitalized Hi, Neighbor! newsletter hit Eastmorland mailboxes last week. You can access an online version here.

In the news:

This Week

Eastmorland Community Association board election

On Tuesday, ECA will hold its monthly meeting including a discussion with Parks staff about expectations for amplified music at the new Walter Street shelter in Olbrich Park. The election for ECA board members will also finish up at the meeting. You can find more info for this meeting here and a link to the agenda here. You can access a ballot via this link

BRT spring meeting

Also on Tuesday, Metro Transit will be holding a BRT Spring Public Meeting where staff will give updates on the BRT project, including updates on east and west terminals, station configurations at select intersections, and the status of the station design competition. You can register for the meeting here.

20 is Plenty, Slow Streets, and Ped/Bike Enhancements

On Wednesday, the Transportation Commission will take up a number of topics related to improving safety and access for people on our city streets. You can find all the details and provide feedback here

Other city meetings

There are a number of city meetings not highlighted in this update. You can find a full schedule of city meetings here.

Save the date

  • LENA monthly meeting - May 19
  • Madison Public Libraries Reopening - May 24
  • Seed and Plant Swap - May 23rd from 2–4p, Lansing Food Forest
  • 2nd Annual Eastmorland Art Walk - June 4–6
  • Ride the Drive - June 6 - Ride the Drive 2021 – In Your Neighborhood
  • Eastmorland Neighborhood Meet-up - June 6, 2 pm - Walter St. Picnic Shelter, Olbrich Park
  • Eastmorland & Lake Edge Garage Sale June 18–19, various locations throughout the neighborhood Sign up here to participate in the shared Eastmorland and Lake Edge Neighborhood Garage Sale.
  • Make Music Madison - June 21 - (Deadline for New Registrations – Midnight on Tuesday, May 25th) More info at 
  • Lake Edge Neighborhood Picnic - Aug 8 late afternoon
  • Eastmorland Little Free Library Tour - June 25–27 - Eastmorland has 20 (or more?) Little Free Libraries. Can you find them all? Stroll the neighborhood on this self-guided tour and stock up on summer reads. 

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