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File #: 55503    Version: Name: Plaque commemorating Elroy Crazylegs Hirsch
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/19/2019 In control: Department of Planning and Community and Economic Development
On agenda: 5/14/2019 Final action: 5/14/2019
Enactment date: 5/17/2019 Enactment #: RES-19-00377
Title: SUBSTITUTE - Authorizing the City of Madison to accept a donation, from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, of a plaque commemorating Elroy “Crazylegs” Hirsch and donations to cover the costs of the installation of the plaque and amending the 2019 Adopted Operating Budget for the Engineering Division - Engineering and Administration by $10,000 for the plaque installation. Amending the 2019 Budget to authorize the City of Madison to accept donation of a plaque commemorating Elroy “Crazylegs” Hirsch and donations to cover the costs of fabrication and installation of the plaque
Sponsors: Shiva Bidar, Tag Evers
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes accepting a donated plaque and installation funding from the University of Wisconsin - Madison for a plaque commemorating Elroy “Crazylegs” Hirsch. The 2019 Adopted Operating Budget will amended to accept donated funds up to $10,000 for the installation. No additional City appropriation is required.

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SUBSTITUTE - Authorizing the City of Madison to accept a donation, from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, of a plaque commemorating Elroy “Crazylegs” Hirsch and donations to cover the costs of the installation of the plaque and amending the 2019 Adopted Operating Budget for the Engineering Division - Engineering and Administration by $10,000 for the plaque installation. Amending the 2019 Budget to authorize the City of Madison to accept donation of a plaque commemorating Elroy “Crazylegs” Hirsch and donations to cover the costs of fabrication and installation of the plaque

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WHEREAS, Monroe Street, including the area bounded by Monroe Street, Regent Street, and Breese Terrace (“the Project”), underwent reconstruction by the City and was completed in November, 2018; and

WHEREAS, the Project included the permanent removal of the former “Crazylegs Lane” (a 190 foot long street that had connected Oakland Avenue with the Regent Street/Breese Terrace intersection), which had been named to commemorate the contributions of Elroy “Crazylegs” Hirsch to the University of Wisconsin-Madison; and

WHEREAS, the City desires to continue the commemoration of Mr. Hirsch, though the street named in his honor was removed; and

WHEREAS, the University of Wisconsin-Madison has suggested a 16 inch by 22 inch freestanding commemorative plaque, to include a picture of Mr. Hirsch and historical description of his role with the University, as a way to continue the commemoration of Mr. Hirsch; and

WHEREAS, City staff from the Engineering and Planning Divisions approved its installation on city land in the southwest corner of t...

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