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File #: 66758    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing the City’s Engineering Division to accept a grant of $12,000 from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), for the use of the funds; and to amend the Engineering Division’s 2021 Adopted Operating Budget to accept and appropriate the
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/30/2021 In control: Engineering Division
On agenda: 8/31/2021 Final action: 8/31/2021
Enactment date: 9/7/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00613
Title: Amending the Engineering Division's 2021 Adopted Operating Budget and authorizing the Engineering Division to accept and appropriate a grant of $12,000 from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) (14th AD).
Sponsors: Syed Abbas, Sheri Carter
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes acceptance of a $12,000 grant to fund improvements and neighborhood engagement focused on the Leopold Neighborhood, Arbor Hills Neighborhood, and Cannonball Path, and amends the Engineering 2021 Adopted Operating Budget to appropriate the revenue and corresponding expense.
40138-46310 ($12,000)
40138-53210 $3,000
40138-54255 $9,000
Title
Amending the Engineering Division's 2021 Adopted Operating Budget and authorizing the Engineering Division to accept and appropriate a grant of $12,000 from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) (14th AD).
Body
WHEREAS, in February of 2021 the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) announced the 2021 Community Challenge grant program as part of their nationwide AARP Livable Communities initiative; and

WHEREAS the idea of the AARP Community Challenge grant is to help communities become great places to live for residents of all ages by awarding funding to those positioned to make immediate placemaking improvements in support of residents of all ages;

WHEREAS, an interdepartmental team including Traffic Engineering, Planning Division and Engineering issued an application citing the demonstrated successes of “Fern Family” by Sonia Valle, an art installation at the Cannonball Path behind Leopold School, and proposed placemaking improvements intended for the area around the artwork; and,

WHEREAS, the proposed placemaking project intends to transform a dismal, overgrown connecting path into a vibrant, inclusive and welcoming woodland sanctuary at the nexus between a community school, park, and multi-use path, where “Fern Family” is installed;

WHEREAS, the City of Madison was selected by AARP’s Community Challenge Team as a recipient of the funds;

WHEREAS, these funds will support purchase and installation of placemaking elements such as solar lighting, native woodland plants, signage, and accessible seating and require no local match;

WHERE...

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