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File #: 43241    Version: Name: Amending the 2016 Operating Budget to add $6,400 from Contingent Reserve to the Mayor’s Office for the purposes of installing a water line at the Rennebohm Park Community Garden.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/2/2016 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 6/21/2016 Final action: 6/21/2016
Enactment date: 6/23/2016 Enactment #: RES-16-00444
Title: Amending the 2016 Operating Budget to appropriate add $6,400 from Contingent Reserve to Direct Appropriations the Mayor’s Office for the purposes of installing a water line at the Rennebohm Park Community Garden.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin, Steve King, Tim Gruber
Attachments: 1. By Title Only 43241.pdf

Fiscal Note

The proposed resolution authorizes transferring $6,400 from Contingent Reserve to Direct Appropriations to support the costs of installing a water pipe at the Rennebohn Park Community Garden. If approved, this transfer will reduce the balance of the 2016 Contingent Reserve to $508,437.

Title

Amending the 2016 Operating Budget to appropriate add $6,400 from Contingent Reserve to Direct Appropriations the Mayor’s Office for the purposes of installing a water line at the Rennebohm Park Community Garden.

Body

WHEREAS, over 100 gardeners were displaced with the State redevelopment of the Hill Farms property that housed the Sheboygan Community Gardens; and,

 

WHEREAS, the City of Madison worked with the displaced gardeners and Community GroundWorks in attempting to find space in the immediate area to restore garden space; and,

 

WHEREAS, after community discussions and a public process, a small area within Rennebohm Park was selected to host a new community garden; and,

 

WHEREAS, the space at Rennebohm Park only replaced 20% of the garden space lost in the redevelopment, thus a staff team is conducting a review of other potential sites in the area; and,

 

WHEREAS, work began in Rennebohm Park in May 2016 and soon after it became apparent that a larger investment in water infrastructure was needed than originally anticipated; and,

 

WHEREAS, the work necessary to establish a permanent water line exceeds the capacity of a small community garden in its ability to afford the entire cost of the water line installation, estimated at $11,400; and

 

WHEREAS, the Rennebohm Community Garden has received a $5,000 grant to assist in covering the costs of the water line installation;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the 2016 Adopted Operating Budget is amended to transfer $6,400 from Contingent Reserve to Direct Appropriations for the purposes of assisting in the installation of a water line at the Rennebohm Park Community Garden.