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
Swiss Colony Site, Water Utility, Municipal Golf - D15 Update 1/26/20
On Monday, the Plan Commission will consider approval of final plans for a parking lot and stormwater management on a site previously approved for demolition at 3630 Milwaukee Street. This is part of a larger proposal to use the former Swiss Colony site as an Amazon Hub distribution center. You can read the staff report here and access the Milwaukee Street Special Area Plan here. The proposed use is not consistent with the Special Area Plan recommendations, but is a permitted use under the current zoning of both 3630 and 3650 parcels. Unfortunately, because the demolition was previously approved there was little public notice given about this item. Anyone interested can attend the public hearing at the Plan Commission meeting on Monday beginning at 5:45p. I plan to attend the meeting on Monday and ask more questions about the proposed development. If you have questions or opinions you'd like to share with me, please send to email@example.com.
On Tuesday, the Water Utility agenda includes item #6 - Water Conservation House Project Update. The September update can be found here. Also on Tuesday, there will also be a public information meeting on Hwy 30 resurfacing project from Wisconsin Department of Transportation. The objective of the meeting is to gather public input and provide a project update.
On Wednesday, the Task Force on Municipal Golf in Madison Parks will hold their next meeting. While previous meetings have been largely informational, the Task Force will need to begin discussing possible recommendations in order to complete their report by this spring. Closure of one or more municipal courses is one option being considered.
On Thursday, staff from the Water Utility and Public Health will give an informational presentation on PFAS contamination at Sennett MS and will be available to answer questions from residents. If you have any questions you'd like to submit in advance you can send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, check out the Zumbathon fundraiser for Wisconsin Food Forests at LaFollette HS or head over to Olbrich Botanical Gardens for Orchid Quest 2020 and stop by the Late Winter Market at Garver Feed Mill. The Madison Winter Festival at Elver Park also begins Saturday and continues through Sunday, with snow carving, snowshoeing, and skijoring with your dog.
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- Madison begins program to help low-income families offset city's $40 wheel tax, Dean Mosiman, Wisconsin State Journal, Jan. 25.
- Foes urge Dane County to oppose F-35s, which look increasingly likely county says it's powerless, Steven Elbow, Capital Times, Jan. 24.
- Former Dane Co. Board Chair Sharon Corrigan to lead Alliant Energy Center as interim director, Abigail Becker, CT, Jan. 24.
- Dane County Democratic Senator Mark Miller announces retirement, Mitchell Schmidt, WSJ, Jan. 23.
- The most powerful man you don't know: Joe Parisi, Dave Cieslewicz, Isthmus, Jan. 23.
- City Council members clash on projected price tag for changing city government, Dean Mosiman, WSJ, Jan. 22.
- City Council accepts report from committee studying Madison Police Department, Abigail Becker, CT, Jan. 22.
- School Board chooses Matthew Gutiérrez as next Madison superintendent, Scott Girard, CT, Jan. 24.
- Sandberg students, families, celebrate books they published on Ho-Chunk Nation, Scott Girard, CT, Jan. 23.
- Madison School District says it has 'hit the reset button' at Jefferson Middle School, Dylan Brogan, Isthmus, Jan. 21.
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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