Category: Property Tax Exemption

Wednesday Round Up

Posted June 10th, 2009 @ 12:46 PM by

Today is Friday for me, as I get to enjoy another 4 day weekend (Steel Bridge Music Festival in Door County!), then panic when I get back to work on Monday. So, here’s a smattering of items to comment on, as my blog topic list grows and grows and grows and I can’t get to […]

Council Recap – The Rest of the Meeting

Posted June 4th, 2009 @ 1:19 PM by

Continued . . . . BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS#40 SHERMAN TERRACE WATER MAINS Robert Schniker – support – passes on speaking Richard Meyer – Sherman Terrace was built in 1947, told that water mains put in there had a 50 year life expectancy, last two years spent $60,000 to fix water mains, trying to figure […]

Last Minute Info for Tonight’s Council Meeting On . . .

Posted June 2nd, 2009 @ 6:35 PM by

Property tax exemption . . . here’s the city attorney’s latest memo . . . The email that accompanies the memo is as follows: Mayor Dave and Alders: At the Mayor’s request, I prepared the enclosed memorandum regarding the language approved by the Joint Finance Committee of the Wisconsin Legislature as part of the state […]

Property Tax Exemption Meeting

Posted May 29th, 2009 @ 5:01 PM by

Meeting called to order, a minute or two after noon. Minutes approved, no Mario to give an update. No Bill Clingan to give an update. Hmmm . . . . bad start. Highlights and surprises are bolded. Sparer says Mario sent information around by email, not available to the public. Mario walks in the door, […]

Property Tax Exemption Fix?

Posted May 29th, 2009 @ 11:35 AM by

Well, kinda, mostly. Yesterday afternoon, news spread throughout the community that the State was going to fix the property tax exemption in the omnibus bill, the Mayor congratulated himself and others before it even passed Joint Finance, let alone the legislature, and last night the omnibus package passed. Since its been less than 2 hours […]

Propert Tax Exemption Meeting Friday

Posted May 27th, 2009 @ 12:28 PM by

So, the awaited report from staff will be discussed . . . you know, the one where the City says they can’t do anything, its the state’s problem. The meeting is Friday: Friday, May 29, 200912:00 PM PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE HOUSING COMMITTEE ROOM LL-110 MMB This wasn’t out on Monday with the […]

Board of Estimates – Council preview of a few issues

Posted May 12th, 2009 @ 12:06 PM by

Often, what happens at Board of Estimates is considered to be a preview of what will happen at the Common Council . . . if the Mayor’s appointments represent a cross section of the council (plastic bag ban, TIF agreement on Capital West, stimulus money, personnel issues and paid sick leave for city staff). STARTThe […]

Forum on Non-profit Property Tax Exemption Issue on Friday

Posted May 12th, 2009 @ 12:05 PM by

Forum on non-profit property tax exemption issue . . . You are invited! May 15: Threats to Nonprofit Property Tax Exemption: It’s Not Only About Affordable Housing If you are a nonprofit and own real estate that you lease to others, you can be impacted. Likewise, if your organization is a tenant of a nonprofit […]

Tent City Rally Today at Noon at the King St Entrance to Capital

Posted May 12th, 2009 @ 11:55 AM by

A rally to support a state level fix to the property tax exemption issue for non-profits. “Tent City” rally to highlight need to restore property-tax exemption for non-profit housing providers An ad-hoc organization is planning a rally at the Wisconsin State Capitol’s King Street entrance on Tuesday, May 12th at Noon to highlight the need […]

Common Council Recap – The Basics

Posted May 6th, 2009 @ 12:26 PM by

A report, from citizen reporter Konkel! 😉 GETTING STARTEDThe meeting started around 6:38, Mayor was in the chair since before 6:30, but it still took nearly 10 minutes to get started. I don’t know why they can’t start on time, everyone seemed to be in the room, its just that everyone was busy chatting. I’m […]

Council Recap – Property Tax Exemption Resolution (#24)

Posted May 6th, 2009 @ 12:20 PM by

Here’s a recap on the resolution asking the State Legislature to fix the Property Tax Exemption Problem caused by court cases brought to court by the City of Madison. PUBLIC COMMENTDavid Sparer speaks in support. He explains he’s the Vice Chair of Housing Committee and that the Housing Committee has a subcommittee that is working […]