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File #: 52984    Version: 1 Name: 11693 Encroachment - Little Free Library Patriot Park 5333 Congress Ave.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/27/2018 In control: BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
On agenda: 9/4/2018 Final action: 10/30/2018
Enactment date: 11/5/2018 Enactment #: RES-18-00744
Title: Authorizing the City of Madison to accept ownership of a “Little Free Library” from the High Crossing Neighborhood Association located in Patriot Park at 5333 Congress Avenue. (17th A.D.)
Sponsors: Samba Baldeh
Attachments: 1. 11693 EXHIBIT A.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes acceptance of ownership of a “Little Free Library” in Patriot Park at 5333 Congress Avenue. The High Crossing Neighborhood Association is responsible for the installation, maintenance, repair of the Library. City Engineering, Planning, Traffic Engineering, Risk Management, Parks Commission, and Attorney’s Office have reviewed and conditionally approved the request. No City appropriation is required.
Title
Authorizing the City of Madison to accept ownership of a “Little Free Library” from the High Crossing Neighborhood Association located in Patriot Park at 5333 Congress Avenue. (17th A.D.)
Body
WHEREAS, the High Crossing Neighborhood Association (“Association”) wishes to install and maintain a Little Free Library (“Library”) in the northwest corner of Patriot Park, located at 5333 Congress Avenue in the City of Madison, east of a public sidewalk, as shown on attached Exhibit A; and

WHEREAS, various City of Madison (“City”) agencies, including the City Attorney’s office, Engineering Division, Planning, Traffic Engineering, the Parks Commission, and the Risk Manager 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.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Common Council of the City of Madison authorizes the acceptance of ownership from the Association of a Library to be located within Patriot Park, located at 5333 Congress Avenue, as shown on attached Exhibit A; 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 install the Library at a specific location approved by the Parks Superintendent. Modifications to said location to avoid utilities or easemen...

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