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File #: 45150    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/15/2016 In control: PLAN COMMISSION
On agenda: 11/22/2016 Final action: 1/3/2017
Enactment date: 1/6/2017 Enactment #: RES-17-00006
Title: Authorizing the City of Madison to accept ownership of a “Little Free Library” from the Madison Public Library to be located in Owl Creek Park at 23 Horned Owl Court.
Sponsors: Denise DeMarb
Attachments: 1. 11218 Exhibit A-Location Map.pdf, 2. 11218 Exhibit B-Library.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution has no fiscal impact.
Title
Authorizing the City of Madison to accept ownership of a “Little Free Library” from the Madison Public Library to be located in Owl Creek Park at 23 Horned Owl Court.
Body
WHEREAS, the Madison Public Library - Pinney Branch (“Pinney”) wishes to install and maintain a Little Free Library (“LFL”) near the shelter in a portion of Owl Creek Park, located at 23 Horned Owl Court in the City of Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, as shown on attached Exhibit A; and

WHEREAS, the LFL was donated and decorated by students from Sennett Middle School, as shown on attached Exhibit B; and

WHEREAS, staff from the City of Madison (“City”) Parks Division, as well as City Engineering, Metro Transit Utility, Planning, Traffic Engineering, the Risk Manager, and the Assistant City Attorney have reviewed this request and conditionally approved the placement and installation of the LFL; and

WHEREAS, ownership of the LFL will transfer to the City after it has been installed, in exchange for the ongoing maintenance and repair of the LFL by Pinney.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Common Council of the City of Madison authorizes the acceptance of ownership of a Little Free Library from the Pinney branch of the Madison Public Library system to be located near the shelter in a portion of Owl Creek Park located at 23 Horned Owl Court, City of Madison, as shown on attached Exhibit A and depicted on attached Exhibit B, subject to the following conditions:

1. Pinney shall be responsible for all costs of installation, maintenance and repair of the LFL.

2. Pinney shall locate the LFL at a specific location, to be approved by the Parks Superintendent, with said LFL being at least 24 inches from any curb, sidewalk or pavement.

3. Pinney shall be responsible for contacting Diggers Hotline to locate and mark all underground utility services in the area where the LFL is to be installed prior to any future excavation activit...

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