Category: James Madison Park

James Madison Park Surplus Property Committee meeting, January 13 2011

Posted January 14th, 2011 @ 1:49 PM by

The City’s James Madison Park Disposal Surplus Property Criteria and Selection Committee met on January 13, 2011. The tl;dr version: The committee will accept proposals that would move two of the houses, but won’t require a move and will in fact give a slight boost to proposals that leave the houses in place. No proposal that moves the Collins House will be considered. Proposals for the Collins House will be biased towards uses that have some sort of public accommodation. The committee drew up a list of criteria they’ll use to evaluate proposals as well as the weight each criteria will receive. Staff will use that to prepare a final version of the RFP, which the committee will vote on at their January 26th meeting. The target referendum (required because its a shoreline property) is February or April of next year.

Looking for Volunteers!

Posted April 1st, 2010 @ 12:24 PM by

Wanna volunteer? I can put you to work . . . I’m currently looking for volunteers in a variety of areas for a variety of projects, if you are interested in any of these, please let me know. DUMPSTER DIVINGToday, at 10:30 until we move another 2,000 carpet square. Anyone? My office manager Erika and […]

Chilly Morning Round Up

Posted December 11th, 2009 @ 1:55 PM by

A few topics to chew on as you drink your coffee or tea, or hot cocoa and try to warm up . . . GOOD THING THE COUNCIL MEETING WAS CANCELLEDMaybe the Worker’s Compensation Fund might not get so much money. They had slated it to get extra money from the general fund so that […]

James Madison Park Selling Houses, Not the Land!

Posted November 18th, 2008 @ 1:20 PM by

Well, that didn’t quite work out as expected, but I feel good about our decision. As expected, the committee decided to sell the two smaller houses, with a preference for owner-occupied residents, you get them “as is” and get a 66 year lease on the land and can’t move them. The Collins House has a […]

My thoughts on this year’s Capital Budget

Posted September 16th, 2008 @ 12:05 PM by

I said I’d do this last week . . . but alas . . . the best laid plans . . . sometimes “tomorrow” takes a little longer. A few process items to note:1. The first round of Capital Budget amendments are due Tuesday (today) at noon.2. The first public hearing on the Capital Budget […]

James Madison Park – Why’s it taking so long?

Posted July 1st, 2008 @ 12:30 PM by

So, below is an open record that I have been sitting on for quite some time. It’s always tough to know what to do with this information, but since the Wisconsin State Journal is looking for blame for why this is taking so long . . . please read below (you might want to read […]

Passionate James Madison Park Testimony

Posted June 27th, 2008 @ 12:00 PM by

Thanks to everyone who showed up to give us your opinions on James Madison Park. We heard testimony on whether the land under Lincoln School in James Madison Park should be moved (er, I mean sold!), should the three houses be sold, should the land under them be sold, should the houses be moved and […]

James Madison Park – What Should Happen?

Posted June 26th, 2008 @ 10:42 AM by

Come tell us your opinion tonight! I’ve blogged for the past few years about this topic about improvements needed to the park, what should happen to the houses and should the land under Lincoln School be sold (my position essentially hasn’t changed since I wrote that in Feb 2006), budget battles (2007 Day 1, 2007 […]

James Madison Park Committee given 2.5 months to decide.

Posted May 30th, 2008 @ 11:08 AM by

The boys and I (I’m sorry, but its hard not to notice when there are 8 guys – counting the staff – and me sitting at a table.) finally met! That’s right! The James Madison Park Committee finally met! For one hour. We got some background information, decided we needed more, elected a chair (David […]

James Madison Park Committee (& TIF Committee)

Posted May 6th, 2008 @ 12:10 PM by

It’s going to meet, really, truly. You won’t be able to hold your breath until it happens, but here’s the latest, after a year and half . . . The details for the organizational meeting of the James Madison Park Property Planning Committee are below: Date: May 29, 2008Time: 5:30 – 6:30 PMLocation: MMB Room […]

Oops, not so quick!

Posted April 30th, 2008 @ 10:04 AM by

James Madison Park will have to wait . . . but hey, what a few weeks after waiting for years. Given the responses received to date, please check if either of the following dates works for the organizational meeting for the James Madison Park Property Planning Committee (lasting approximately one (1) hour in either CCB […]