EENA Meeting, 8/21/19

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The next Emerson East Neighborhood Association Meeting is on Wednesday, August 21st, 6:30-8:00pm at Bashford United Methodist Church (parking and entrance at the rear). All are welcome.

Go to our website > Resources > Minutes and Written Reports for a detailed Agenda and Written ReportsTreasurer Report, and July Draft Minutes

Agenda

  • Greetings, Introductions, Agenda Review
  • Approval of July Minutes
  • Written Reports Updates
  • Voter Outreach and Registration – Guest: Lisa Aarli, Northside Action Team – 15 min
  • Proposed Process for Working with Developers – Development Subcommittee – 15 min
  • Alder Report – 15 min
  • Demetral Berm Management Communication Plan and Signage -10 min
  • The Neighbor, newsletter articles and ads due 9/1/2019
  • Call for nominations for 2019-2020 EENA offices – 5 min
  • Announcements
  • Adjournment

Please note, in an effort to make EENA meetings more sustainable, we decided to have paperless meetings. Members, please read the information ahead of time!

All are welcome, however in order to vote at this meeting, you must have submitted your 2018/2019 membership form prior to the beginning of the meeting. The 2018/2019 membership year started in October.

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East High Milton McPike Field House Renovation

You may have noticed the construction work currently underway in the northwest corner of East High School along 4th Street. This is the culmination of a public-private partnership to raise 3.2 million dollars for a major renovation of East High’s Milton McPike Field House. When completed in mid-October 2019 East High will be able to host more than 2,500 spectators in the renovated space allowing the entire student body to convene in one place, and position East High to host WIAA events for the first time.

The renovation will include a new more formal entrance at the northwest corner of the building, a concession stand, and additional bathrooms. Additional exterior changes will include reconfiguring surface parking and upgrading surface lighting for both parking and visitors.

The full plans that were submitted to the City of Madison are online at https://bit.ly/2KLqpjC

If anyone has questions concerning the construction process or the project itself, please feel free to contact the Madison Metropolitan School District (608) 663-1879

This post was a product of EENA’s Development Subcommittee. If you are interested in joining this subcommittee, contact the EENA co-chairs via the contact tab above. Images are from the plans that were submitted to city.

Draft EENA development subcommittee process

The following draft process whereby the development subcommittee will facilitate neighborhood input on proposed developments will be discussed at the August 21, 2019 EENA meeting.

  • New development proposed
    • Developer fills out subcommittee info form – making clear role of subcommittee and getting information important to neighborhood that’s not covered elsewhere
    • Subcommittee contacts City Planning Department and Alder for additional info
    • Subcommittee relays information to neighborhood, especially nearby neighbors
    • Subcommittee decides on scope of effort, in consultation with EENA leadership and neighbors
      • If smaller / simpler proposal, organize less involved neighborhood dialogue
        • Subcommittee monitors and relays information about city approval process
        • Subcommittee may organize or help promote a neighborhood meeting
        • Subcommittee may suggest that EENA support proposal, but doesn’t draft neighborhood response / position statement
      • If larger / more complex / controversial proposal, organize more detailed neighborhood dialogue
        • Subcommittee announces intention to form steering committee for more detailed dialogue with developer, via regular neighborhood communication channels (EENA email list, Facebook page, website and Nextdoor) and flyering nearby neighbors
        • Subcommittee forms neighborhood steering committee, ensuring participation of nearby neighbors
        • Subcommittee establishes, promotes and maintains email list on development, to send more frequent updates and meeting minutes
          • Meetings and less frequent / detailed updates are shared via regular neighborhood communication channels
        • Subcommittee member facilitates steering committee meetings
        • Subcommittee plans and promotes at least 4 steering committee meetings – all open and announced to neighbors
          • Early concept – with developer, before proposal submitted – may be the same as a “large neighborhood” meeting
          • Design dialogue – with developer for at least part of meeting
          • Neighborhood review of final proposal – without developer for at least part of meeting
          • Formulating neighborhood response / position statement – without developer
        • Subcommittee discusses ways to address neighborhood concerns with city staff and Alder
        • Subcommittee drafts neighborhood response / position statement, for approval by EENA leadership or at monthly meeting (depending on timing) – ideally submitted a week prior to relevant city committee meetings at which the proposal will be considered
          • Neighborhood response / position statement should include neighborhood input not reflected in final proposal, aspects of proposal favored by steering committee and remaining concerns, along with suggestions of ways to address concerns (if possible), and – if there’s consensus – whether the steering committee supports or opposes the submitted proposal
          • If EENA declines to support the neighborhood response / position statement, the subcommittee asks steering committee members whether to submit it on behalf of the steering committee
        • Subcommittee encourages and members provide testimony at relevant city committee meetings (UDC, Plan and Common Council)
        • Following city decision on proposal
          • If approved, subcommittee monitors development and maintains contact with developer
          • Subcommittee reviews our involvement and impact on development, and asks neighbors for feedback, to improve our process and effectiveness

EENA Meeting, 7/17/2019

The next Emerson East Neighborhood Association Meeting is on Wednesday, July 17, 6:30-8:00pm at Bashford United Methodist Church (parking and entrance at the rear). All are welcome.

Go to our website > Resources > Minutes and Written Reports for a detailed Agenda and Written ReportsTreasurer Report, and June Draft Minutes

Agenda

  • Greetings, Introductions, Agenda Review
  • Approval of June Minutes
  • Written Reports Updates
  • Neighborhood Hazardous Materials Emergency Presentation. Guest: Dave Bursack, Dane Co.- 20 min.
  • MDC Updates (1954 E Washington Ave). Guest: Kyle Kopplin, Madison Development Corp. – 15 min.
  • Yard Sale Day 2019 in Review – 5 min.
  • Development Subcommittee Update – 10 min.
  • PFAS Update – 5 min. 
  • Demetral Berm Management Communication Plan – 10 min.
  • Alder Report & Continued Discussion of Bike Infrastructure – 15 min.
  • Announcements
  • Adjournment

Please note, in an effort to make EENA meetings more sustainable, we decided to have paperless meetings. Members, please read the information ahead of time!

All are welcome, however in order to vote at this meeting, you must have submitted your 2018/2019 membership form prior to the beginning of the meeting. The 2018/2019 membership year started in October.