Bay Creek Neighborhood Association
Meeting Minutes for Monday, October 14, 2002
Officers, Members and Guests Present:
Judy Amburn, Betty Carpenter, Darwin Carpenter, Kirk Elliot (newsletter),
Ben Kadel, Michael Kantor, Christina Kantor (facilitating), Chick Lillis,
Theresa MacDonald, Candace Pantoga, Maureen Quinlan (treasurer), Kyle
Richmond, Judy Robinson, Matt Sloan (alder), Jane Smith, Cindy Snyder,
Amy Turner (contact), Daina Zemliauskas
- Meeting convened at 6:35pm, Christina Kantor facilitating,
Mike Kantor taking minutes.
- There is an Eco-Team forming.
- This Wednesday there is a meeting with Mayor Sue Baumann, at 7pm,
2202 S. Park (Harambee Center).
- October 22nd at 6 pm there's a meeting to discuss a proposed
"neighborhood club and restaurant" at 1821 S. Park Street. The proposer
is Rick Flowers, who lives on Beld and owns the laundromat. He wants to
open a nightclub, wants liquor license and cabaret license.
- Contact Committee, Amy Turner
- We got a postcard from Jennifer Zahn.
- Madison Gas and Electric is sponsoring a "neighborhood roundtable"
on Saturday, November 2nd, from 8am to noon. Learn about public/private
partnerships that help neighborhood activities. There's a $5
- Wisconsin Public Television is seeking volunteers for a pledge
drive, and trying to entice them with the possibility of appearing on
- Treasurer's Report, Maureen Quinlan
The negative amount in the newsletter account is nothing to worry about:
it's a fluke of timing since we have paid for the printing of the most
recent newsletter, but haven't yet collected the ad revenue.
- Newsletter, Kirk Elliott.
The deadline for the December/January issue is November 8th.
- South Madison Planning Commission Update, Candace
- On September 25th there was a public forum at the Labor Temple, with
about 100 people. The SMPC is working on design guidelines for South
Park Street, and cooperating with a landscape design class at the
University. At this point, ideas are still quite general, call for less
clutter, more green space, less car-oriented feel, more sidewalks. More
coherence in building design is a distant goal.
- Preliminary design ideas will be presented at a December meeting of
Park Street Partners
- There is an SMPC newsletter called Southern Exposures. It
aspires to be a newspaper, aims for quarterly distribution of
- Jane informs us that the Capital Times ran an interview
with the owner of Cargo Coffee.
- Alder Report, Matt Sloan
There are many street and building projects coming to our neighborhood
in the next year:
- The Olin ave railroad bridge will be torn down in early Spring, and
the new crossing won't be completed until Fall. Chick Lilly raised the
issue of where all the traffic will go when the Olin bridge is closed,
and whether there could be a temporary traffic light at Lakeside and
Park, or stop signs, or one-way restrictions to direct traffic away from
small residential streets. Matt says there will be a neighborhood
meeting later on about just this issue.
- The Beld Street bridge over Wingra Creek will also be rebuilt, as it
is now falling apart.
- The Wingra Creek Streambank Satibilization Project will use a
natural, plant-based approach to restore and stabilize the banks, rather
than the common wire-cages-full-of-rocks method. This should improve
recreational use of the stream, as well as its value for handling
- Remediation of Quann Park will continue, finishing up in the coming
- The Parks Department wants to expand its facility into Franklin
Field. This may require a city-wide referendum. Matt feels that the
neighborhood should be involved in the planning.
- Lakeside will get some traffic-calming in January. There will be a
meeting on January 23rd to assess the effects of the orange traffic
cones, which are attempting to simulate "islands in the stream" of
- There's a hearing on whether Madison has enough police and whether
they respond well to our needs. 10/24, 6:30 pm.
- The Treacherous Intersection at Wingra and Fish
Hatchery is still a concern. Matt Sloan says someone should send him
a letter. He can then introduce the issue in a council meeting, where it
will be referred to a committee which will then have to
- Ben Kadel informs us that his company has been hired
by the city to promote a ... (drum roll please)...Comprehensive
Planning Process. This is supposed to help examine larger-scale
issues. On October 28th there will by a city-wide forum from 7 to 9pm at
the Civic Center, where the process will be introduced. This will be
followed by eight "sector" meetings, arranged geographically. Ours will
be at the Labor Temple, some time in November.
- Theresa MacDonald raised the issue of overcrowded
schools, asked about the city's role. Matt says that the city has little
to do with it -- it's mostly the school board's planning process. The
city plays a role in coordinating locations of new schools with traffic,
water lines, residential expansion, etc., but doesn't get to decide when
to build more schools or where. Revenue caps imposed by the state are a
big impediment to building more schools, and we should talk to our state
- Ben K. informs us (informative guy, isn't he?) that a
Friends of Monona Bay group is forming, to work on issues
related to water quality and esthetics of the Bay. Annette Czarnecki is
- Next Month^Òs Meeting: Monday, November 11th,
6:30 pm, The Space Place on Park Street (different location this
Next Month^Òs Fearless Leader: Maureen Quinlan
- Meeting adjourned at 7:37pm.
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