January 8th, 2014 Meeting Agenda

Hi EENA Neighbors,

We are kicking off 2014 with a lot to discuss at our monthly neighborhood association meeting!  Membership forms for 2014 will be available at this meeting – you must be a current member in order to vote.

Dues are $10 per member per year – $5 for seniors / students / low income – $25 for businesses / organizations.  Checks may be made out to Emerson East Neighborhood Association, or the dues may be paid in cash.

If you can’t make it to the neighborhood association meeting on January 8th but would still like to attend a meeting to discuss the Occupy Madison INC project at 2046/2050 E. Johnson St (detailed in the agenda below), please note that Alder Larry Palm has invited residents to a public meeting on the subject at James Reeb Unitarian Church (2146 E Johnson) at 6:30 pm on January 15.

For more information about the Occupy Madison, Inc. Tiny Homes project, please click here.

January 8th EENA Meeting

Emerson East Neighborhood Association Membership Meeting

Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 6:30-8:00pm

Bashford United Methodist Church, 329 North St.


Greetings and Introductions

Agenda Review

6:35 – 7:05 GUEST SPEAKER: Brenda Konkel, of Occupy Madison, Inc. to talk about the tiny houses project and their accepted offer on 2046/2050 E. Johnson St (currently Sanchez Motors).  More information on Tiny Homes is available here.

A summary from Brenda Konkel about the project:

Occupy Madison Inc (the nonprofit, not the political movement) has an accepted offer to purchase for Sanchez Motors (2046/2050 E. Johnson St.).  We are proposing to use the land for the following purposes:

– Woodworking shop to build tiny homes

– Temporary (1 – 2 years) place to park 8 – 10 tiny houses until we find a larger piece of land for an ecovillage

– Raised bed gardening

– A store to sell OM Goods (items made from recycled pallets)


To do this, we would need the following approvals:

– Conditional Use to have a wood working shop there

– A zoning code change to allow a portable mission house (service to the homeless) on the property

– Conditional Use to have a portable mission house

– A camping permit (from Dane County/State)

 We would like to assure folks that this will not be a tent city, the conditional us can restrict how many units and what type of units we have on the land as well as other restrictions the neighborhood would like to see (hours of operation of the shop, no camp fires, etc)

We look forward to hearing feedback about our proposal and discussing how we can contribute to one of the city’s best neighborhoods.

Approve December Minutes

GUEST: David Albino, who was nominated by Mayor Soglin to the joint neighborhood plan committee, will introduce himself to the neighborhood association membership.

Alder’s Report

Treasurer’s Report

Committee Reports

–Parks and Gardens

–Public Art/Placemaking

[Maya will not be able to attend this meeting, but hopes to work with with Meghan from Absolutely Art to create a Park(ing) Day event, probably at Schenk’s Corners. Park(ing) Day is an international pop-up placemaking movement in which people take over parking spaces for a day and turn them into all different kinds of mini public parks. In 2014 Park(ing) Day will be on September 19th.]

Make Music Madison

EINPC Report

Sustainability Task Force Report


~ Discuss new and renew membership solicitations for 2014 – fliers? electronically? wait for spring newsletter?

~ Discuss neighborhood communications, now that our printed newsletter is at 2x/year.

Announcements and Adjournment

In order to vote at this meeting, you must have paid your 2014 dues prior to the beginning of the meeting.