Thursday, October 8, 2009
1) Approval of the May 14, 2009 Minutes--at this session the committee discussed --at length--the process of ranking projects. The CPC had intended to meet over the summer, but due to the pending appointment of incoming Provost, Alan Fish advised that the CPC suspend these discussions until fall.
2) David Miller, of UW System, gave an overview of the capital ranking process from the UW System point of view. In essence, he addressed whether or not any one UW campus disporpotionately benefits from the process. In short, campuses, such as UW-Madison, that are able to supplement their proposals with Gifts & Grants are more successful.
3) Alan Fish, of FP&M, gave a presentation on the UW-Madison 2011-17 Capital Budget and explained Madison's process of developing construction proposals. At his conclusion, the CPC voted on the proposals that we will hear during the Fall 2009. In addition, the CPC questioned the two-tier system and has marked the December 3rd meeting for a larger discussion on projects that lack Gifts and Grants.
With that, the meeting adjourned.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
The upcoming annual review of the Alcohol License Density Plan received a fair amount of attention, particularly following a borderline contentious exchange with City of Madison Alcohol Coordinator Katherine Plominski. The exchange was largely centered on the depth of detail and analysis the review requires. Specifically, multiple Board members expressed concern that use of statistical evidence should attempt to take other factors into account. For instance, does a decrease in house party reflect changing police enforcement priorities? Also, do total arrests and calls for service account for events such as the Mifflin Street Block party where total citations were down 200-300 or more this year?
The Board also received updates on planning for the Downtown Madison Family Trick or Treat that will take place on State Street and the Capitol Square from 11am-6pm on Friday, October 30th; possible streetscape improvements to the Capitol Square next summer (most notably replacing the old style benches new ones on Main Street); the status of the Peace Park project, which continues to move through the approval and public outreach processes.
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