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
Demolitions, Redistricting, ECA Meeting - D15 Update 8/9/21
On Monday, there are three District 15 item on the agenda at Plan Commission: 66119- Demolition of 3570-3578 E. Washington, 66110-Demolition of 507 Davidson, and 66111-Food cart at Dive Inn. You can find a link to the agenda and to register to provide comment here. The Lake Edge neighborhood association has shared support for both the Davidson demolition and the food cart at the Dive Inn. The food cart conditional use approval will be referred to a future meeting in order for the applicant to update their application.
On Tuesday, The Eastmorland Community Association will hold its monthly meeting online beginning at 7p. You can find a link to the agenda and meeting here.
On Thursday, the city's Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee will hold its first meeting. Redistricting is done every 10 years following the census and can result in changes to your city, county, and state representation. You can find all the details here.
Young Blood Beer Co. at 1915 S. Stoughton Rd
Alder Currie will be hosting a virtual neighborhood meeting on Thursday, August 12, at 6pm to hear about Young Blood Beer Co.'s proposal to open a brewery in the existing building at 1915 S. Stoughton Road. The facility would be for production only with no taproom or tasting facilities for the public. No changes to the site are being proposed. Brewing operations would take place Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm. Any interested District 15 residents are also invited to attend and can register at www.cityofmadison.com/MeetingAug12YBBC.
Wild Ones Madison Annual Ice Cream Social
Also on Thursday, Wild Ones will be hosting their annual ice cream social at the Aldo Leopold Center beginning at 6:30p - details here.
Eviction Moratorium Extended
On August 3, the CDC issued a new order extending the moratorium on evictions due to non-payment of rent for 60 days, through October 3. The Order is limited to counties with substantial or high rates of community transmission. Dane County is currently at a substantial rate of community transmission, so the extension currently applies here in Dane County. In order to qualify for protection under the Order, you will have to have served a declaration upon your landlord attesting to a number of facts. The Tenant Resource Center has a declaration tool you can use to determine whether you are eligible and send a declaration to your landlord. You also need to apply for government assistance available to you. TRC is currently administering the Dane CORE program, which allocates federal emergency rent assistance funds, and you can apply online. Urban Triage is currently providing assistance to people in completing applications and will be administering rental assistance funds, as well, next month. That information is available at their website. There are several exceptions to the order that allow landlords to proceed with eviction for tenant misconduct or contract violations for reasons other than non-payment.
In the news
- Engineering Work Earns National Recognition
- 20 is Plenty – a Neighborhood Street Speed Reduction Program
- City of Madison Committed to Food Access for South Madison Residents
- The 6th Annual Madison Black Restaurant Week is August 8-15
- Urban Forestry Reminds Residents to Water Newly Planted Trees
- The City of Madison is Hiring Crossing Guards
- Madison Commons, Media Digest
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
- August 19: Eastmorland Farmers + Makers Market at Lansing Food Forest (learn more and fill out a vendor interest form here)
- August 20: Ash Tree Fundraiser at Biergarten (rescheduled). New rain date: August 25
- August 26: ECA Picnic in the Park - 5pm
- August 27-28: Eastmorland End-of-summer garage sale weekend
- November 6: ECA Leaf Raking. Discuss potluck location.
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