Madison, WI Header
File #: 03657    Version: 1 Name: Lyckberg Park
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/8/2006 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 9/5/2006 Final action: 9/5/2006
Enactment date: 9/6/2006 Enactment #: RES-06-00766
Title: To set forth the Agreement between the City of Madison and Dane County regarding Lyckberg Park and the surrounding area.
Sponsors: Isadore Knox Jr.
Fiscal Note
The Parks Superintendent estimates that a $295,700 investment would be required to bring this park up to standard.  This cost estimate is comprised of the following items: tree and fence line cleanup, $7,500; replace area lighting and service, $16,000; install new fencing, $9,000; provide new playground, $85,000; provide new asphalt side walk, $7,500; provide concrete walkway, $22,000; remove existing asphalt and concrete, $2,500; provide new basketball court, $15,000; shelter renovation, $82,100; park sign, $600; contingency sewer and water laterals, $20,000; regrade playfield and seed, $7,500; general cleanup of debris, $3,000; and project management, $18,000.  Of the total costs of $295,700, an estimated $36,200 of work would accomplished by Parks staff, with the remaining $259,500 of work performed by outside contractors.  These costs are not included in the Adopted 2006 - 2011 Capital Improvement Program (CIP), and would have to either be amended into the 2006 Capital Budget or integrated into the 2007 Capital Budget CIP.  Annual operating expenses are estimated at $9,000, and would have to be included in future Parks operating budgets.
To set forth the Agreement between the City of Madison and Dane County regarding Lyckberg Park and the surrounding area.
The City of Madison has solicited public input and completed extensive planning for South Madison neighborhoods, including Bram's Addition and Capitol View Heights.  The resulting South Madison Neighborhood Plan, adopted in 2005, includes a portion of the Alliant Energy Center property bordering on Koster Street known as Lyckberg Park.
Lyckberg Park consists of two distinct portions - a southern parcel where improvements are located and a flat northern portion that the Alliant Energy Center has used for parking for over 35 years.  In the city's plan, the southern portion of Lyckberg Park will remain green space.  The Alliant Energy Center has future plans for parking improvements on the northern portion of Lyckberg Park and will need a conditional use permit from the City of Madison to accomplish those improvements.
City of Madison staff have been engaged in discussions with Alliant Energy Center staff about the future of Lyckberg Park, improvement of access to the Quann Park tennis court parking from Bram Street, and other relevant neighborhood issues for several years.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that City of Madison staff are authorized to negotiate an agreement with the Alliant Energy Center in order for both parties to accomplish their goals, including a no-cost lease of the southern portion of Lyckberg Park from the Alliant Energy Center and financial support from Alliant Energy Center and Dane County to bring this property up to city park standards.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the city's operation of this new park be contingent on available funding , including other sources such as the Alliant Energy Center and Dane County for annual maintenance.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the agreement must meet the long-term goals of the South Madison Neighborhood Plan and the Alliant Energy Center's master plan.
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the goal for the completion of the agreement is 2006, with approval to follow from the Madison Common Council, the Mayor of Madison, the Dane County Board of Supervisors, and the Dane County Executive.  The agreement shall be in a form approved by the Risk Manager and the City Attorney.