TLNA Council Meeting
July 5, 2006
Present: Bob Shaw, Mary Jo Schiavoni, David Waugh, BobSommerfeldt, Gay Davidson-Zielske, Susan Bauman-Duren, Gigi Holland, RuthRohlich, Sean Gutknecht, Brenda Konkel, Richard Linster
Gates of Heaven 35th Anniversary – Thursday, July27 from 5-7 with music and light refreshments. Urban Forestry program to follow at 7.
BUILD Committee update – city staff looked at our plan.
Gorman project – Brenda said Chris told her there will be anannouncement within three weeks.
428 N. Livingston – Brenda said there is nothing new toreport.
Kozak properties – Somebody from Rockford was interested butnothing has been heard since. Brenda told the man to talk to Kitty Rankin regarding the historicalsignificance of the block.
624 E. Mifflin – The development is all set.
There was a front-page article in The Capital Times on June17 featuring a complaint by Don Sanford saying that the lights were toobright. Barbara forwarded lettersfrom John Schraufnagel, Assistant Director of Public Works for Dane County andJeffrey Radue from the company that designed the lights, which disputedSanford’s complaint.
A number of council members have viewed the lights and amajority of those who have seen them thought they were too bright.
Owners of 1252 Sherman Avenue (house adjacent to TenneyPark’s swimming beach parking lot) have encroached onto official parkland whenthey did new landscaping. Atcertain points the encroachment is from five to ten feet.
Mary Jo met with the mayor and some other individuals tohear the mayor’s plan for James Madison Park. The mayor wants to remove the two houses in the park –preferably relocate them in the neighborhood – in order to have more park spaceand to have a nice view for those driving by. Officials from Historic Madison and the Madison Trust forHistoric Preservation were split about this. The mayor’s plan included selling the Collins House and theland under Lincoln School.
In previous actions the TLNA council voted not to move thehouses and to approve the sale of the land under Lincoln School as long astwo-thirds of the money raised would go to improvements in James Madison.
TLNA will meet with representatives from CapitolNeighborhoods to discuss the options. The mayor wants to set up a meeting with TLNA and Capitol Neighborhoodswithin the next thirty days to detail his plan.
Cheryl will talk with Brenda Williams to see if she would bewilling to do a design for how TLNA would like the area to look.
Questions about whether this is a non-alcoholic park.
Water issues – There were about fifty at the water meeting at Lapham last month.
Breese Stevens update – Maintenance at Goodman Pool is 1.5million dollars in the hole and there is a move to take the money scheduled forthe renovation of Breese Stevens this fall to make up the deficit.
Streets in the neighborhood are rough where there was leadpipe replacement. Brenda said theywere supposed to have repaired the streets this year but it has been delayeduntil next year.
Housing – City housing committee is having a push to convertrental housing to owner-occupied housing. Gigi will represent the neighborhood on this committee.
Tree Pruning – Brenda said to email her with your concerns.
Noon Meal program at Christ Church – Gay got a couple ofresponses about how to write the letter. The letter will incorporate four simpler points.
Traffic – Sean heard from a neighbor who expressedfrustration with traffic in the neighborhood.