Week of March 13 Meetings of Possible Interest to District 2


The week of March 13 has items of possible interest to residents of district 2 at the Sustainable Madison Committee-Street Tree Working Group, the Board of Estimates, a Neighborhood Meeting – Proposal to Redevelop County parcels at 1314, 1318 and 1326 E. Washington, a Neighborhood Meeting – Proposed Hotel Development 118 – 122 State Street, the Street Use Staff Commission, the Alcohol License Review Committee, the Landlord and Tenant Issues Committee, the  Downtown Coordinating Committee and the Madison Police Department Policy & Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee. The city meeting agenda items are open for testimony from the public should you be interested in weighing in.  I also appreciate hearing from you on any items on which you have a particular interest or concern so please send me an email or give me a call.

Also, committees and commissions have an opportunity at the beginning of each agenda for Public Comment on items not on the agenda.  If you have something you want to share with a committee or commission, you can use the Public Comment time to do so.


Sustainable Madison Committee - Street Tree Working Group
10:00 March 13, 2017
Goodman Maintenance Facility
1402 Wingra Creek Parkway
First Floor Conference Room
Agenda:  www.cityofmadison.com/sites/default/files/city-of-madison/clerk/meeting-schedule/subcommittee_street_tree_3-13-17.pdf

Agenda Item 1
Street Tree Policies.


Board of Estimates
4:30 March 13, 2017
Rm 354 City-County Building
Agenda: https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=514785&GUID=E9E77704-F716-4658-A752-ACC461BDEC16  

Agenda Item 16

Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute Subterranean and Air Space Lease with 202 E. Washington, LLC, the owner of property located at 1 N. Webster Street, to accommodate proposed encroachments of certain building features into the E. Washington Avenue and N. Webster Street public rights-of-way.

Agenda Item 17

Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a Subterranean and Air Space Lease with the 202 E. Washington, LLC to accommodate the subterranean and airspace encroachments in the North Webster Street and East Washington Avenue public rights-of-way.

Agenda Item 24

SUBSTITUTE - Appropriating $50,000 from the 2017 Planning Division Operating Budget and Authorizing the City of Madison to enter into a contract with the Madison Central Business Improvement District (BID) for $50,000 to fund the continuation of the Downtown Activities Program focused on existing plazas around the Capitol Square and State Street (2nd, 4th and 8th AD).

Agenda Item 33

Updating the Energy and Carbon Goals in the Sustainable Madison Plan in response to changing science and technology around climate change, renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Agenda Item 36

Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a Voluntary Collection Agreement with Airbnb, Inc. for the purpose of collecting room tax payments from Airbnb hosts in the City of Madison.

Agenda Item 37
Authorizing the Escrow of Funds from TID Nos. 32 and 43 for Completing Projects in the 2017 Capital Budget.


When the Board of Estimates considers the following item, it may go into closed session pursuant to Sections 19.85(1)(e) and 19.85(1)(g), Wisconsin Statutes, which read as follows: 19.85(1)(e): Deliberating or negotiating the purchasing of public properties, the investing of public funds, or conducting other specified business, whenever competitive or bargaining reasons require a closed session. 19.85(1)(g): Conferring with legal counsel for the governmental body who is rendering oral or written advice concerning strategy to be adopted by the body with respect to litigation in which it is or is likely to become involved. If the Board of Estimates does convene in closed session as described above, upon completion of the closed session, notice is hereby given that it may reconvene in open session to consider the following item without waiting 12 hours, pursuant to Wis. Stats. Sec. 19.85(2).

Agenda Item 42
Garver Feed Mill update


Neighborhood Meeting – Proposal to Redevelop County parcels at 1314, 1318 and 1326 E. Washington
5:30 March 13, 2017
Christ Presbyterian Church
944 E. Gorham Street

Dane County is interested in facilitating redevelopment of County owned parcels at 1314, 1318, and 1326 E. Washington Avenue (former Messner site) for mixed income housing that includes units affordable for extremely and very low income families as well as some market rate units.  The County plans to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) to select a developer.  Part of the process is to consider neighborhood input and recommendations for terms to be included in the RFP. The selected project will also have to go through the City development review process. Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to hear about the County's RFP process, to ask questions, and to provide your ideas.


Neighborhood Meeting – Proposed Hotel Development 118 – 122 State Street
7:00 March 14, 2017
Madison Area Technical College Room D240
211 N. Carroll St.

Please join Alder Verveer and Alder Zellers for a neighborhood meeting about a proposal to redevelop 118-122 State Street, replacing the existing six-story and two-story buildings on the site. Ascendant Holdings, in partnership with Central Properties and Provenance Hotels, is proposing to construct a new boutique hotel, with four stories facing State Street and up to nine stories facing Dayton and Carroll Streets, including approximately 110 guest rooms, a first-floor restaurant, a fifth-floor terrace, and a ninth-floor lounge and roof terrace.


Street Use Staff Commission
10:00 March 15, 2017
Rm 108 City-County Building
Agenda: https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=521888&GUID=0242C5A7-6C36-4B26-9CA0-E506B8D2A757


Agenda item 1
April 22, 2017, 10am-5pm
March route: James Madison Park to State St. Mall
Rally/Celebration: State St. Mall Event to champion science and promote evidence-based policies in the public interest. Discuss location, route, set-up and activities.
Jeff Carter, March for Science Madison


Alcohol License Review Committee
5:30 March 15, 2017
Rm 201 City-County Building
Agenda: https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=487754&GUID=8E258BAA-07AF-4DAA-9006-54BEDA4D50AB  

Business Name Change

Agenda Item 10
Business Name Change
Gallery 1444 LLC • Current dba: The Blind Pig
1444 E. Washington Ave.
Class B Combination Liquor & Beer
Aldermanic District 2 (Alder Zellers) Police Sector 409
New dba: Maria's


Landlord and Tenant Issues Committee
5:00 March 16, 2017
Rm 103A City County Building

Agenda: https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=520106&GUID=C9B1107D-8CAF-46E2-AC8A-FA43E761934C

Agenda Item 1

Discussion on Proposal to Develop a “Best Practices” Program for Landlords Assistant City Attorney Steve Brist will be present to discuss this proposal.


Downtown Coordinating Committee
5:30 March 16, 2017
Rm 108 City-County Building
Agenda:  https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=522008&GUID=E3C5A6DD-2F79-42F9-8D18-EE50D025269F

Agenda Item 3

Accepting the report entitled, "Ensuring a Vibrant Downtown Retail Destination: A Retail Assessment and Strategy for Downtown Madison", directing staff to begin implementing key recommendations of the report, and repealing resolution RES-15-00206 (Legislative File # 36697)

Agenda Item 4

Creating Section 9.13(12) of the Madison General Ordinances to establish the Top of State Vending Overlay District.


Madison Police Department Policy & Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee
5:30 March16, 2017
Urban League of Greater Madison
2222 S Park St
Agenda: https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=521252&GUID=0511471C-26A9-45D8-849E-54CAE342E98E

Agenda Item 1

Presentation by UW Professors Herman Goldstein and Cecilia Klingele on "Refining the Police Function in a Democratic Society" including question and answer with committee members.

Agenda Item 2

Update from OIR, Michael Gennaco and staff, on meetings with community groups, city agencies, data gathered and on future work processes, priorities, and time line


*Consent agenda--The consent agenda includes many agenda items that come to a vote without testimony or Council discussion.  Should anyone register and wish to speak, the item would be taken off the consent agenda.

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Alder Juliana Bennet

Alder Juliana Bennett

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