Commission on the Environment
Monday, July 21, 4:45 p.m.
Room 108, City-County Building
American Transmission Company's application to build a 345-kilovolt power line in Dane County was recently deemed complete by the state Public Service Commission. The city of Madison would prefer that this massive power line not be constructed along the Beltline or, if it is, that it be buried. The city says the state Department of Transportation has "serious concerns" about the safety of having 120-foot towers on the Beltline. The commission will discuss a resolution urging the PSC to force ATC to bury the line. Good luck with that: The company says burying the line is too expensive -- and the PSC has never said "no" to ATC.
In other action, the commission will consider Ald. Michael Schumacher's proposal to lower lake levels. Schumacher wants the Department of Natural Resources to agree to lower water levels on Lakes Monona and Mendota to avert potential flooding. The commission will also decide whether to pursue regulation of plastic water bottles and plastic bags.
Monday, July 21, 5:30 p.m.
Room 201, City-County Building
The city of Madison is turning down the federal government's offer of free land for a homeless shelter. Instead, the city wants to buy the land (the old Truman Olson Army Reserve Center on Park Street), sell it to a developer, then find a new plot of land to purchase for a homeless shelter. If you're confused by that, you are not alone. The Plan Commission will discuss the proposal to pay for free land tonight.
Health & Human Needs
Thursday, July 24, 5:30 p.m.
Job Center Ballroom
The committee hears a special presentation on Family Care, the state's new plan for long-term care of the elderly and disabled, from Community Care of Central Wisconsin. Community Care is a private managed care organization running Family Care in Portage, Marathon and Wood counties.
Mineral Point/Junction Road public hearing
Thursday, July 24, 6 p.m.
Wisconsin Community Bank
The city of Madison is proposing a "jug handle" for the intersection to ease congestion. The plan would elevate half of Junction Road and build an off-ramp to connect to Mineral Point Road. Attend the meeting, where you can see a simulation of how traffic would move through the new intersection.