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File #: 32143    Version: 1 Name: 10277 Arbor Hills Little Library
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/8/2013 In control: BOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERS
On agenda: 11/19/2013 Final action: 1/7/2014
Enactment date: 1/8/2014 Enactment #: RES-14-00016
Title: Authorizing the acceptance of ownership from Arbor Hills Neighborhood Association of a “Little Free Library” located within Arbor Hills Park at 3101 Pelham Road.
Sponsors: John Strasser
Attachments: 1. 10277 Exhibit A and B.pdf
Fiscal Note
No expenditure required.
Title
Authorizing the acceptance of ownership from Arbor Hills Neighborhood Association of a "Little Free Library" located within Arbor Hills Park at 3101 Pelham Road.
Body
WHEREAS, the Arbor Hills Neighborhood Association (the "Association") wishes to install and maintain a Little Free Library (the "Library") within Arbor Hills Park, 3101 Pelham Road, near the southeast corner of the intersection of Pelham Road and Derby Down, as shown on attached Exhibit A and depicted on attached Exhibit B; and
 
WHEREAS, representatives from the Parks Division, as well as the Offices of the City Attorney, Building Inspection, Engineering, Planning, Traffic Engineering, and Risk Management have reviewed this request and conditionally approved the placement and installation of the Library; and
 
WHEREAS, the Association will transfer ownership of the Library to the City after it has been installed, in exchange for the ongoing maintenance and repair of the Library by the Association; and
 
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Common Council of the City of Madison authorizes the acceptance of ownership from the Arbor Hills Neighborhood Association of a Little Free Library located within Arbor Hills Park, as shown on attached Exhibit A and depicted on attached Exhibit B; subject to the following conditions:
 
1.      The Association shall be responsible for all costs of installation, maintenance and repair of the Library.
 
2.      The Association shall locate the Library at a specific location, to be approved by the Parks Superintendent.
 
3.      The Association shall be responsible for locating all underground utility services in the area where the Library is to be placed, shall contact Diggers Hotline prior to any excavation activities, and have all utilities properly marked.
 
4.      The Association shall comply with all Madison General Ordinances regarding the construction and installation of the Library within the public park, including any and all City of Madison permits for excavation and installation, if applicable.
 
5.      The City shall not be held responsible for any damage to the Library that may be caused by the City, its employees, contractors, or others.
 
6.      The Association shall monitor the Library for objectionable materials and remove materials that may be construed as such.
 
7.      The City may remove the Library if not properly maintained, by giving the Association sixty (60) days written notice prior to removal.  The Association is responsible for any reasonable costs associated with such removal.
 
The City may remove the Library if the area occupied by it is required for park or other public purposes, by giving the Association sixty (60) days written notice prior to removal.  Public purposes include but are not limited to, and without limitation because of enumeration, public alleys, streets, highways, bike paths, sidewalks, and facilities for the development, improvement and use of public lands.