Bay Creek Neighborhood Association
Meeting Minutes for Monday, November 11, 2002
All those present: Michael Kantor, Dave Vogel, Elaine Moran, Bob Lockhart (Area 5 Rep.), Theresa MacDonald, Peg Christensen, Amy Turner (Contact Person), Maureen Quinlan (Treasurer and facilitator), Jeff Swiggum, Bonnie Schimdt, Kevin Gnobskopf, Matt Sloan, Ben Kadel, Daina Zemliauskas (Area 3 Rep.) Meeting convened at 6:37 pm after a round of introductions at The Space Place, Park Street, Madison Maureen Quinlan facilitating, Daina Zemliauskas taking minutes ANNOUNCEMENTS The Bay Creek Neighborhood Association's January meeting (January 13, 2003!) will be a pot-luck affair at the Ba'Hai Center. Note the earlier start time of 5:30, with eats until 6:30 at which time our general meeting will begin. This info will be included in the next neighborhood newsletter. CONTACTS: Amy Turner - Received a letter from Harry Richardson, a representative for Bert Zipperer, a candidate for Mayor in the upcoming elections. He expressed interest in either Mr. Zipperer or a spokesperson attending one of Bay Creek's general meetings to present the candidate's views. MOTION by Elaine Moran to request that Bert Zipperer himself present to our meeting and not a representative. Supported by Peg Christensen. DISCUSSION: Instead of having just one candidate, we should consider having all candidates attend at a special forum. (South Metropolitan Planning Council (SMPC) may be hosting a forum for this purpose in the near future.) Mike Kantor, Matt Sloan, Peg Christensen, Bonnie Schmidt, and Daina Zemliauskas volunteered to help in organizing the candidate forum event. VOTE on motion on floor: a resounding NAY (unanimous). New MOTION put forth by Bonnie Schmidt - Bay Creek should sponsor/help sponsor a forum for the mayoral candidates before February's primaries with the help of the above mentioned five people. Supported by Jeff Swiggum. No further discussion. VOTE - unanimous AYE. "Southern Exposure" is a new SMPC newsletter and should be in the mail soon. Some have already received a copy, though it is being reworked to accomodate mailing cost considerations. It is available now at Cargo Coffee. MATC/UW/Edgewood College are cosponsoring a southside campus and are looking for suggestions re: campus offerings. City Planning and Development meeting, Nov. 18 at 6 pm, City-County Bldg. for "conditional use" at 815 Plaenert Drive (Dean Medical property near Wright Middle School). Spectrasite Communications would like to extend the height of an existing communications tower by 22.5 feet. Matt Sloan assures us that there are no negative health effects in extending the tower. Park Street Forum to "design a visually pleasing and socially stimulating Main Street of the southside" will be holding its second in a series of meetings on Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Madison Labor Temple, 1602 South Park. TREASURER'S REPORT: Maureen Quinlan - $664.42 in treasury; $345.74 membership; $245.25 signs; $85.45 website; (-)$12.02 newsletter NEWSLETTER: (Kirk Elliott not present) deadline for Dec/Jan issue was November 8. $12.02 deficit might be due to late billing for ads. Maureen Quinlan has recently become the ad coordinator and will soon catch up. ALDER REPORT: Matt Sloan - *Rick Flowers, owner of 1821 S. Park St. has applied for a liquor license for a neighborhood club and restaurant. The Alcohol License Review Board is scheduled to consider the application in December, but it may be deferred until Jan. due to parking issues. Matt Sloan has advised the Board to defer. 57 person capacity for present parking situation. Mr. Flowers would like his club to hold a capacity of 99 persons which would require a variance for an additional 20 parking stalls. Upcoming meetings will be posted on the Bay Creek website. *A meeting concerning the Quann Park dog run will take place on Nov. 18 at 6:30pm at the Southside Branch of the Madison Library. *On Dec. 5, there will be a meeting regarding the Wingra Creek work funded in this year's city budget. Location TBA *In Feb. 2003 there will be a meeting concerning the bridge on Olin - contractor will have been chosen by then. *On Nov. 25, there will be an opening celebration for St. Martin House, near Park House Apartments. *City Budget meeting Nov. 12. Matt Sloan and Mayor Sue Bauman introduced the provision for $500,000 designated for Park Street. *UPDATE - To date, no one has submitted a letter to Matt concerning the intersection of Wingra and Fish Hatchery Rd. In order to have action taken, Matt needs to present letters of concern to the City Council. FRIENDS OF MONONA BAY: in the fact-finding stage. Next meeting, Nov. 19 at 853 South Shore Drive. With questions call Jeff Swiggum, 257-0049 ROMNES APARTMENTS: Daina Zemliauskas met with Arletta Leverette (president of the Romnes Apt. residents) last week. Due to time constraints on her schedule, Arletta asked that Daina include the apartments in her "area 3 representation" which runs south to Lakeside St. Apparently, by-laws would have to be ammended to acheive this. Peg Christensen, a resident of Romnes in attendance of tonight's meeting, may volunteer to represent the apartments. She will speak with Arletta and attend one or two more Bay Creek meetings before making a decision. ST. MARY'S EXPANSION: Kevin Gnobskopf handed out a "Memorandum of Understanding Summary" regarding the expansion, but did not present. He is hoping for an agreement from the neighborhood (Bay Creek and Greenbush) this week. NEXT BAY CREEK MEETING: to be held at the usual digs at the Ba'Hai Center at 6:30 pm on Dec. 9, 2002. Jeff Swiggum will facilitate. Meeting adjourned at 7:50 pm.
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