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File #: 26651    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a cooperative agreement with the Madison Parks Foundation and to transfer funds within the McClellan Dodge segregated revenue fund to the Madison Parks Foundation.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/6/2012 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 7/3/2012 Final action: 7/3/2012
Enactment date: 7/5/2012 Enactment #: RES-12-00506
Title: Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a cooperative agreement with the Madison Parks Foundation and to transfer funds within the McClellan Dodge segregated revenue fund to the Madison Parks Foundation.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin, Joseph R. Clausius, Mark Clear
Fiscal Note
The SP08 fund currently has $657,058 in cash resources. This fund has earned an average of $8,000 in interest, or 1.37%, over the past three years.
Title
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a cooperative agreement with the Madison Parks Foundation and to transfer funds within the McClellan Dodge segregated revenue fund to the Madison Parks Foundation.
Body
WHEREAS, upon his death on April 9, 1956, McClellan Dodge left a trust that provided an annual disbursement of income to the City of Madison Park Board or its successor; and

WHEREAS, the trust was terminated 25 years after the date of death and the residual amount was assigned to the City of Madison Park Board with the following guidance, “to be used or be reinvested and the income therefrom to be used by the said Board in such manner as in their considered judgment will best redound to the interest and benefit of the community.”; and

WHEREAS, the City of Madison currently has an interest bearing segregated fund (SP08) for the purposes of maintaining the residual amounts transferred to the City upon the dissolution of the McClellan Dodge Trust Fund; and

WHEREAS, these funds are currently invested by the City Treasurer as a part of the City of Madison’s overall investment pool; and

WHEREAS, the Madison Parks Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit entity advocating for the City’s parks and open spaces and supporting park improvement opportunities by encouraging and mobilizing financial support of neighborhood groups, foundations, and citizens; and

WHEREAS, the Madison Parks Foundation plans to move forward with expanding its fundraising efforts to promote additional philanthropic opportunities benefiting Madison Parks by adding a full time director; and

WHEREAS, having additional resources available to generate income will stabilize the Foundation as it transitions into a more active agent in soliciting private financial support for the City of Madison Parks system; and

WHEREA...

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