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File #: 28122    Version: Name: Authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to enter into a grant agreement with the Madison Community Foundation to hire on a sole source basis Operation Fresh Start’s Youth Conservation Crew to complete restoration projects within Cherokee Marsh, Edna Tayl
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/24/2012 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 11/27/2012 Final action: 11/27/2012
Enactment date: 11/28/2012 Enactment #: RES-12-00885
Title: SUBSTITUTE - Authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to enter into a grant agreement with the Madison Community Foundation to hire on a sole source basis Operation Fresh Start’s Youth Conservation Crew to complete restoration projects within Cherokee Marsh, Edna Taylor, Turville Point, and Prairie Ridge and amending the Park Division's 2013 Operating Budget. (AD’s 18, 16, 13, and 7).
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin, Mark Clear, Joseph R. Clausius
Attachments: 1. Savanna Gems - City of Madison Parks to MCF 08.2012.pdf, 2. 28122 v1.pdf
Fiscal Note
This resolution authorizes $18,000 of additional grant-funded work restoring prairie/oak savanna areas within four conservation parks and amends the Parks Division Operating Budget for the applicable revenue and expenditures. There is no impact upon the tax levy.
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SUBSTITUTE - Authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to enter into a grant agreement with the Madison Community Foundation to hire on a sole source basis Operation Fresh Start’s Youth Conservation Crew to complete restoration projects within Cherokee Marsh, Edna Taylor, Turville Point, and Prairie Ridge and amending the Park Division's 2013 Operating Budget. (AD’s 18, 16, 13, and 7).
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WHEREAS, the City has prioritized and funded a multi-year project to restore prairie/oak savanna complex areas within the 2011 and 2012 Capital Budgets and the proposed 2013 Capital Budget; and,

WHEREAS, the Madison Community Foundation has awarded a grant enabling the City of Madison Parks Division to hire Operation Fresh Start’s Youth Conservation Crew to complete restoration projects within Cherokee Marsh, Edna Taylor, Turville Point, and Prairie Ridge conservation parks. This work will include removing large quantities of accumulated woody debris from the woodland floor; removing invasive species, such as honeysuckle and buckthorn; thinning over-represented trees and shrubs; and, preparing areas for prescribed burns to be conducted by Conservation Parks staff. This work will help to complete the restoration of a total of 250 acres of prairie/oak savanna complex within the four parks; and,

WHEREAS, the Operation Fresh Start Youth Conservation Crew is trained, equipped, and supervised to complete these tasks; and,

WHEREAS, Operation Fresh Start engages disadvantaged youth in employability skills training; and,

WHEREAS, the agreement with Madison Community Foundation will be reviewed and approved by the City Attorney and Risk Manager;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Ci...

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