City of Madison public meetings, week of Jan. 19-22

By Brenda Konkel (thanks to Forward Lookout for permission to re-post) — Three days, 17 meetings, 2 cancelled, 5 held at times people with day jobs can’t attend and XX? will be added on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Tuesday, January 19, 201612:15 PM BUILDING CODE, FIRE CODE, CONVEYANCE CODE AND LICENSING APPEALS BOARD ROOM LL-110 MMB– 711 S. Baldwin – bathrooms with windows or exhaust to the outside (hello mold)– 519 N Pinckney – unlighted parking ramps
4:00 PM OLBRICH BOTANICAL SOCIETY BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING OLBRICH BOTANICAL GARDENS, MEETING ROOM– Facilities Tour (The tour will start shortly after 4 p.m. Please plan to arrive on time.)– Growing the Garden Through Community Involvement: Olbrich’s Volunteer Program –by Marty Petillo, Volunteer Services Manager– Reports
5:00 PM PARKING COUNCIL FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES ROOM 108 CCB– Status of citation fine amounts being issued for Dis/Vet citations in City parking Garages.– Call to Building Inspection regarding Hawthorne Library disabled parking signs.– Contact with West Towne Mall management regarding the number and location of spaces reserved for persons with disabilities at West Towne– Is placing Dis/Vet brochures on windshields is legal.– Discuss issue of snow being piled in Disabled stalls.
5:45 PM COMMON COUNCIL DISCUSSION ROOM 201 CCB– Members of the Sister City Collaboration Committee will have sister city informational displays set up outside Room 201, City-County Building (Council Chambers) along with food samples starting at 5:00 p.m.– At 5:45 p.m. members of the committee will provide brief updates on Madison’s Sister Cities
6:30 PM COMMON COUNCIL ROOM 201 CCB– 1. – 3. – The retirement train continues – Chris Schmidt (common Council nearly 7 years), Ann Gullickson (19 years at Metro), George Dreckmann (25 years in streets)– 4. 820 S. Park, zoning petition filed, requires 3/4 vote– 5. & 37. 1917 Lakepointe Drive (new neighborhood center in the switcheroo?)– 7. 437 West Mifflin Street (1st “affordable housing” in downtown in 10 years)– 14. $400,000 for State Street retail program– 15. New Municpal court records software (Brenda is doing a happy dance!)– 16. Engineers to review Fairchild Building to be a men’s shelter or public restroom– 25. Equitable wages for IATSE (stagehands at Overture)– 31. Authorization of a no-cost MOU with Journey Mental Health Center, Inc. for a dedicated mental health clinical crisis worker co-located in the Police Department2:30 PM DEFERRED COMPENSATION COMMITTEE ROOM 406 CCB32. Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute loan agreements related to the affordable housing development projects selected as part of the 2014 Affordable Housing Funding Request for Proposals.– Oakbrook – 68 (of 80) affordable units (60% AMI) – i.e. not affordable– Lutheran Social Services – 61 (0f 70) affordable units (60% AMI) – i.e. not affordable– Gorman and Company – 76 (0f 90) affordable units (60% AMI) – i.e. not affordable33. Amending the repayment terms of Affordable Housing Trust Funds (AHTF) awarded to the City’s Community Development Authority (CDA) for financing its Mosaic Ridge Homeownership Project. – Don’t even get me started on this one, there is no long term affordability in these houses – its one and done.35. SUBSTITUTE: Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute loan agreements with Heartland Housing, Inc. (and/or an affiliate legal entity) for up to $1,615,000 from the Affordable Housing Fund for the development (pre-development and construction) of approximately 45 units of permanent supportive housing at 7933 Tree Lane for families experiencing homelessness.57. Lockers for Homeless 69. City towing going from $50 to $65 + the ticket fee. (i.e. don’t park on Willy, Monroe, E Johnson, Gorham etc at the wrong time and watch the snow emergency info!)70. Going on record against AB568 and SB445 based on historic preservation elements, and tenant-landlord law in the substitute
Wednesday, January 20, 201610:00 AM STREET USE STAFF COMMISSION ROOM 108 CCB– Shamrock shuffle, Race for the Curt, Live on King St. and more, too bad they hold these meetings when the people affected by them are most likely at work.
2:30 PM DEFERRED COMPENSATION COMMITTEE ROOM 406 CCB– A request for an emergency withdrawal
4:30 PM BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS ROOM 108 CCB– A small, inconsequential item . . .. 2nd SUBSITUTE Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an agreement with RNL Design Inc. to provide professional architectural and engineering design services for Fleet Services Nakoosa Trail Fleet/Fire/Radio Shop Facility in the amount of $2,141,242.– Approving plans and specifications and authorizing the Board of Public Works to advertise and receive bids for 2016 Fall Parks Division and Water Utility Landscaping.– Approving plans and specifications and authorizing the Board of Public Works to advertise and receive bids for 2016 Spring Parks Division Rain Garden Management. Presentation by Parks staff to describe the project to install landscaping improvements at various owned and managed Park rain garden sites. Estimated cost of this project is $50,000.– Approving plans and specifications and authorizing the Board of Public Works to advertise and receive bids for 2016 Park Playground Improvements – Group 1. Aldo Leopold, Midland, Raymond Ridge, Rimrock and Waunona.– Approving plans and specifications and authorizing the Board of Public Works to advertise and receive bids for 2016 Dog Park Improvements.– Ordering Property Owners to Repair or Replace Substandard and Defective Sidewalks in the 2nd and 6th Aldermanic Districts. (Sigh, here they come again . . . looks like I got away cheap this time.) and Approving plans and specifications and authorizing the Board of Public Works to advertise and receive bids for Annual Horizontal Sawcutting of Concrete Sidewalk and Incidental Work (Districts 2 and 6) – 2016.Estimated cost of this project is $120,000. and approving the plans and specs.
5:00 PM MADISON AREA TRANSPORTATION PLANNING BOARD CITIZEN ADVISORY COMMITTEE ROOM LL-130 MMB– Staff Reports–Regional ITS Strategic Plan Adoption and ITS Committee–City of Madison Application for USDOT Smart Cities Challenge Grant–Amendment #1 to 2016-2020 Transportation Improvement Program–USH 12/18 Freeway Conversion and Interstate/Beltline Interchange Studies–Update on Transit Ridership Modeling Project–Transportation Alternatives Program –SFY 2016-2020 Application Cycle–New Dane County Transit Capital Grant Funding Program–New Federal Transportation Legislation –FAST Act– Presentation on Initial Summary Results from the Regional Values and Priorities Survey– Update on Regional Transportation Plan 2050–Advisory Committee–Website
5:00 PM URBAN DESIGN COMMISSION ROOM 300 MMB– Discussion on the Commission’s Policies and Procedures Manual (link?)
5:30 PM ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE ROOM 201 CCB– Check to see what impacts your neighborhood, nothing big (unless I missed something) and a rather short agenda.
Thursday, January 21, 201612:00 PM TIF REVIEW BOARD ROOM LL-120 MMB– RESOLUTION APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO THE PROJECT PLAN FOR TID #32 (UPPER STATE ST) ($400,000 for retail improvements on State St.)– RESOLUTION APPROVING THE USE OF THE “1/2 MILE RULE” FOR TID #32 (UPPER STATE STREET)– RESOLUTION APPROVING THE USE OF THE “1/2 MILE RULE” FOR TID #37 (Union Corners) (undergrounds utilities Rusk to Division on Atwood)
4:00 PM MONONA TERRACE COMMUNITY AND CONVENTION CENTER BOARD 1 JOHN NOLEN DR., MEETING ROOMS QR– Best Western Inn on the Park Renovation Presentation: George Wiesner, General Manager, and Stephanie Hammes, Director of Marketing and Sales– Destination Visioning Project: Deb Archer, Executive Director, GMCVB– JDS Update– Reports (some actually have links)
4:30 PM LANDLORD AND TENANT ISSUES COMMITTEE ROOM LL-130 MMB– Discussion on Proposal to Develop a “Best Practices” Program for Landlords Assistant City Attorney Steve Brist will be present to discuss this proposal– Assembly Bill 568
5:00 PM MADISON LOCAL FOOD COMMITTEE ROOM 313 MMB– PUBLIC MARKET DISTRICT SUBCOMMITTEE MEETINGPublic Market District Discussion– Discussion of Draft Implementation Strategy– Discussion of Public Market District
5:00 PM SUSTAINABLE MADISON TRANSPORTATION MASTER PLAN OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE (MADISON IN MOTION) (Cancelled) ROOM 300 MMB
5:30 PM DOWNTOWN COORDINATING COMMITTEE (Cancelled) ROOM 108 CCB