TLNA Minutes for 5-15-03
Council Members Present: Rex Loehe, Carol Weidel, Sal Calomino, Susan Bauman-Duren,Diane Brusoe, Joe Brogan, Bob Shaw, Gay Davidson-Zielske, Jim Zychowicz, SandyWard, Pat McDonnell, Suzanne Keyes-Rybeck, Alf Meyer, Sgt. Dexheimer, OfficerRodney Wilson
I. Meeting Called to Order 7:05 p.m.
II. Introductions Around the Table
III. Ice Cream Social – Gay Davidson-Zielske
a. Received complaint about combining Ice Cream Social and ArtWalk.
b. One artist is willing to have Ice Cream Social at her house,but there would be no bathroom use.
c. Other possibilities for Ice Cream Social include: Sunday, June22nd coinciding with Summer Solstice Walk, or Sunday June 29thin the Christ Presbyterian Church parking lot from 4:00 – 5:00 (last hourof the Art Walk, which is scheduled from 1:00 – 5:00).
IV. Distribution and Approval of Minutes for April 17, 2003
a. Motion by Sandy Wardto approve April Minutes
b. Seconded by CarolWeidel
c. Motion Carried on aVoice Vote
V. TLNA Budget – Alf Meyer
a. Overview of TLNA Financial Situation:
1. Regarding monument, Susan Bauman-Duren noted that the Councilcan’t keep putting this off or will have to consider returning“Gary’s” donation of $1000.00 for the project.
2. Bob Shaw & Joe Brogan pressed neighborhood support for the$20,000.00 Foundation for Madison Schools Endowment Fund, of whichO’Keefe will receive $5,000.00. The campaign is exceeding $25,000.00. Karen Crossley’s term organizing the campaign isending and Anne Hallbach will replace her.
1. Motion by Joe Broganto allocate $500.00 in support for the Foundation for Madison Schools EndowmentFund and designate those funds be earmarked for O’Keefe.
2. Seconded by SusanBauman-Duren.
4. Motion Carried on aVoice Vote.
VI. Confirm Zoning Change for Carl’s Paddlin’(which also includes Great Big Pictures) from M1 to C3.
a. Segue to Alder Report.
VII. Alder Report – Brenda Konkel.
a. Zoning Change for Carl’s Paddlin’:
b. Receiving lots of calls regarding parking problems inthe area.
c. Received call from police captain regarding locating satelliteoffice at Sonic Foundry. InBrenda’s opinion, the satellite office should instead be located atBreese Stevens.
d. Thorton Avenue – Brenda will be meeting withneighborhood leaders to make sure plans are being implemented and thatneighborhood concerns are being collectively heard.
e. Bob Shaw: Anymore on the designation of a TIF District on E. Washington Avenue?
f. Sandy Ward & Susan Bauman-Duren further discussed parkingissue.
Introduction of Officer RodneyWilson, who has an adjacent beat on W. Wilson Street.
Bike Patrol – is agreat asset to Department, but there are too few officers available for bikepatrol. Sometimes officers carrybikes in the back of their squads.
Officer Rodney Wilson:
Issue of stolen cars –often they are abandoned in parks.
Crime Statistics –Sgt. Dexheimer indicated that he didn’t bring a lot of statistics thistime, however, parking remains the number one complaint.
Officers getting out of practiceissuing parking tickets, which is being taken-over by parking enforcement 24hours a day.
Satellite Office –Sgt. Dexheimer discussed this issue briefly last month.
Sgt. Dexheimer: Wish it was morecentrally located, however, Sonic Foundry is offering so much, computers,etc. Also, more problems arisingat Sherman Terrace. Proximity toTenney Park, where officers would like to have more presence due todrunkenness, homelessness, etc. Would also be able to increase bike patrols in the area due to theadditional spaces at Sonic Foundry for bikes. The Sonic Foundry location also would get officers to thefar end of the district, rather than closer to State Street (see map handout ofrelationship of Sonic Foundry to Tenney Lapham neighborhood – scale½ mile radius).
Segue by Council into adiscussion about homeless and public urination in the Tenney Laphamneighborhood.
VIII. Garden Tour – Bob Shaw
a. Talked with Mary Jo Schivoni, haven’t had a neighborhoodgarden tour in many years.
Scheduled for Sunday, June 29th,5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Peopletake tour on their own. There are8 – 9 gardens participating in the neighborhood to tour.
In need of $50 - $100 for brochuresand expenses. Alf Meyer suggestedusing Lakeside Printer instead of Kinko’s for brochure.
1. Motion by Bob Shaw tohave TLNA reimburse him for expenses associated with garden tour and brochure.
2. Seconded by SusanBauman-Duren.
3. Motion Carried on aVoice Vote.
Safety – Sandy Ward
Reported on tagging (graffiti)of building at 816 E. Gorham Street.
Have not heard back from CherylWittle re: (red) flags (for crossing intersections), but presumablymoving along.
Max Rahder (Regent NeighborhoodAssociation) Op-Ed piece to the Wisconsin State Journal regarding HouseParties (see handout). Does TLNAwant to sign-on? – Jim Zychowicz
Newsletter – Bob Shaw
Newsletter deadline this weekend.
Went to Breese Stevens Committeetoday – brief update.
Neighborhood “EarthDay” activities update.
Education – JoeBrogan
School referenda June 3rd(see handout)