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File #: 67596    Version: 1 Name: 4551 - Additional Sid Boyum Sculptures
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/28/2021 In control: Economic Development Division
On agenda: 11/2/2021 Final action: 11/2/2021
Enactment date: 11/5/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00730
Title: Authorizing the City of Madison to accept ownership of art sculptures from the Friends of Sid Boyum, to be placed on City-owned property, in exchange for ongoing maintenance of the sculptures by an established Neighborhood Association, after City staff review and approval of the sculptures and their locations at the time of each request. (6th AD)
Sponsors: Lindsay Lemmer, Brian Benford, Nasra Wehelie, Grant Foster, Syed Abbas
Attachments: 1. PC Locator Maps.pdf, 2. Exhibit A- 320 Division St Location Map.pdf, 3. Exhibit B-Fu Dog Image.pdf
Fiscal Note
No City appopriation required.
Title
Authorizing the City of Madison to accept ownership of art sculptures from the Friends of Sid Boyum, to be placed on City-owned property, in exchange for ongoing maintenance of the sculptures by an established Neighborhood Association, after City staff review and approval of the sculptures and their locations at the time of each request. (6th AD)
Body
WHEREAS, Resolution Number 56507, File ID No. 25488, adopted on September 7, 1999, authorized the City of Madison (“City”) to accept ownership of thirteen (13) outdoor sculptures from the family of Sid Boyum, who is in possession of numerous sculptures created by Sid Boyum, a renowned local artist and sculptor (now deceased), with the sculptures being located at various locations throughout the City’s east side neighborhoods; and

WHEREAS, the family has since organized the Friends of Sid Boyum, Inc., a Wisconsin non-stock corporation dedicated to conserving Sid Boyum’s art and legacy; and

WHEREAS, the Friends of Sid Boyum, with support from the Marquette Neighborhood Association (“MNA”) and financial assistance in the form of an endowment established through the Madison Community Foundation, placed an additional three (3) additional sculptures on public property, as authorized by Resolution Enactment No. RES-19-00581, File ID 56471, adopted on August 6, 2019; and

WHERAS, another sculpture piece, commonly known as Fu Dog, is coming out of storage and the MNA would like to include this sculpture in the agreement for all the other sculptures on public property (collectively, the “Sculptures”), as illustrated on attached Exhibits A & B; and

WHEREAS, various City agencies, including the City Attorney’s office, Engineering Division, Planning, Traffic Engineering, Madison Metro, and the Risk Manager have reviewed this request and conditionally approved the addition of the Fu Dog sculpture in the proposed location; and

WHEREAS, the City will accept ownership of the ...

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