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        15  years

Vol. 15, No. 1, Issue #85
                                NORTHSIDE NEWS                                                                                                    August / September 2009

 “It’s where you belong”: Warner Park Center celebrates 10 years
                                                According to the 2008 annual report,
      By Christina Ballard                   MSCR had 5,690 participants at WPCRC,
               Northside News
                                             and the Center had over 55,000 drop-in
  Warner Park Community Recreation           visits. MSCR Supervisor Janet Dyer said,
Center (WPCRC) is celebrating its            “I think the building is very well utilized.”
10th birthday. Since its opening at             The center has physical activity
Warner Park in September 1999,               space including a gymnasium and an
WPCRC has become an important part           exercise room, which had over 45,000
of the Northside community and of the        visits last year. Some of the recreation-
City of Madison. Through partnerships        al activities offered through MSCR
with Madison School and Community

                                                                                                                                                                                               Photo submitted by WPCRC
                                             includes youth basketball clinics and
Recreation (MSCR) and the North              adult and senior fitness classes. In an
Eastside Senior Coalition (NESCO),           effort to appeal to many participants,
WPCRC is able to offer recreational,         MSCR frequently adds or changes
educational and cultural activities and      classes. They will be adding the new
events at the first and only City-owned      fitness fad, Zumba, to its list of classes
community recreation center.                 as well as a power-walking group
  Program Assistant Dianne Dabbert,          and “boot camp” which is a more
who was hired when the building              strenuous class.
opened, recalls that the Center was a suc-      MSCR also offers arts and enrich-
cess from the very start, “The communi-      ment programs for kids and adults at
ty welcomed our presence very well.”                                                         WPCRC Mission Statement
                                             WPCRC. These programs include pot-              Warner Park Community Recreation Center is a gathering place
  The center was conceived, planned,         tery and an open pottery lab, photogra-
and funded through a six year joint                                                          which provides innovative growth and enrichment opportunities for
                                             phy, painting, drawing, knitting, and           the Madison community and connects people of all ages, races and
effort between the City of Madison and       their popular cooking classes.
the Northside community, spearheaded                                                         cultural backgrounds.
                                                Priscilla Born has been attending
by the Northside Planning Council.           activities at WPCRC for nine years and          WPCRC’s ten-year anniversary will be celebrated starting
The Northside community fundraising          said, “All the workers are excellent and        September 13th with a recognition brunch and a week of free
effort contributed over $810,000 to the
                                                                                             classes, membership sale, games, dancing and more.
Center’s construction.                                                    WPCRC, page 14
                                                                                             See full page ad on page 7 for more information.

                                                                                                                     Check out the full page of special offers
                                                                                                                    from 24 Northside businesses on page 6

Help design the Northside’s “look”                                                                                       August 15 thru August 30
When you think of our community, what do you see?                                                                        15 Days of Shopping!
           By Jeff Affeldt                     Northside Identity Exercise                           Show your Northside Pride — Buy Northside!
  The Northside Art and Design                   Saturday, September 12
Group, Northside News and Northside                9:30AM to 12:30PM                         Little Vito Concert                                          INSIDE
Planning Council are sponsoring a                  Lakeview Lutheran Church
community identity exercise, and we                   4001 Mandrake Rd
                                                                                             and Golf Event to                              BUY NS COUPONS
want to hear from YOU!                                                                       Benefit Schools                                Fifteen days of specials Aug 15-30......6
  Join your neighbors to discuss and         recreational opportunities? Our rich cul-
define all those things that make            tural diversity? In short, what does the           The Northside is known as the “Can          TIF DISTRICT
Madison’s Northside such a great place       “Northside Life” mean to you?                   Do” side of town. In recent years,             What it means for Northside.................8
to live and work.                                                                            school funding has declined and sever-
                                                We’ll take you through a series of
                                                                                             al Northside organizations want to do
                                                                                                                                            NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN
  Is it our social awareness and involve-                                                                                                   Plan completed, City reviewing............9
ment? The abundant ecological and                                                            something about it. During the week-
                                                                             Art, page 15
                                                                                             end of Sept. 11-14, two events are             MR. NABAK RETIRES
                                                                                             being planned to raise money for our           After 30 years at Walgreens................12
                                                                                             Northside elementary schools.
Community Car ready to roll                                                                     Dennis Tiziani, president and CEO of        CHEROKEE IN PHOTOS
                                                                                                                                            New book on Cherokee Marsh...........21
                                                                                             Cherokee Park Development, has been a
                                             which has sponsored Community
          By Steve Potter                    Car’s newest vehicle on the
                                                                                             strong supporter of local schools for years.   BIRDS OF WARNER PARK
              The Northside News
                                             Northside.                                      This year he is going one step further and     Over 80 species identified...................22
  Northsiders who don’t have a car             Since early July, a new Nissan                on Mon., Sept. 14, the Cherokee Country
but have the need to occasionally use        Quest Minivan has been parked in the            Club (5000 N. Sherman Ave) will host a         OTHER FEATURES
one now have a new opportunity to            Warner Park Community Recreation                “Day of Golf 4Elementary Education.”           Planning Council.....................3-4
get behind the wheel thanks to the           Center’s parking lot, available to any-         Proceeds will help schools buy supplies        Community News..................8-13
Community        Car        program,         one who is a member of the program.             and technology carts. Call the club,
North/Eastside Senior Coalition, and           Community       Car      Operations
                                                                                                                                            Troy Gardens............................16
                                                                                             249-1000, or check out their website
Madison Community Foundation,                                                                                                               Northside Home........................17
                                                                             Car, page 14                                                   Environment........................18-20
                                                                                                                   School Events, page 15
                                                                        NON-PROFIT ORG.                                                     Schools.....................................22
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                                                                                                         Nominate                           Police........................................23
                                                                           MADISON, WI
                                                                         PERMIT NO. 667                                                     Elected Officials..................24-26
                                                                                                        a North Star!                       Community Resources........27-28
                                                                                                   Nomination form for                      Senior News..............................29
                                                                                              7th annual North Star awards                  Warner Park Center...................30
                                                                                                      is on page 4.                         Sports & Recreation..................31
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                                                    SEVENTH ANNUAL NORTH STAR AWARDS

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                                                          NORTHSIDE PLANNING COUNCIL NEWS

                                     Mission; To improve the
                                     quality of life for all resi-
                                     dents of the Northside                   From                                                       From
                                     community, by increasing
                                     citizen participation and                DANA SLOWIAK                                               LAURI LEE
                                     voice in issues and deci-                OUTGOING NORTHSIDE NEWS EDITOR                             INCOMING NORTHSIDE NEWS EDITOR
                                     sions affecting the commu-
                                     nity through neighborhood                  This issue marks not only the beginning of                    It’s a privilege for me to start as the editor on a
                                     organizing and advocacy;               the 15th year of the Northside News, but the                 newspaper that has been handled so diligently by
                                     and building community by              last issue with Dana as editor. Dana is moving               Dana and others before her. I’d like to recognize them     linking community organi-              on to new adventures in life, including, we                  not only for the actual work done to publish the paper,
                                     zations & residents.                   hope, more time for her artistic endeavors.                  but also for how they involve countless volunteers. At
Co-Chairs         Linda Bonner,      Nikki Moriarity,   Dick Walker,            Dana has done a tremendous job with the                  a time when other papers are shrinking and disap-
                  Lakewood           East Bluff         Cherokee II
Ellen Barnard,
                  Gardens            242-7519           Condos              Northside News over the past five years,                     pearing, the Northside News is going strong because
Cherokee Park
576-3734          242-8627                              242-4411            shepherding it from the dark ages of paper                   of the involvement of the Northside community.
                                     Kelly Olson
                  Patricia           Lakeview           Lorie Walker,       layout to the digital age, greatly improving the                  The 15th anniversary year is a great milestone
Jeff Shokler,
Sheridan Triangle Brinkman,          Lutheran           Lake View Hill      appearance and production of the paper.                      and the perfect time to celebrate what is working
                  Townhouses         Bob Paolino,       Miguel Weathers         But even more important has been Dana’s                  well and to look for new ways to keep things fresh
Vice Chairs/Sec. 243-8912            Mendota Hills      Berkley Oaks        commitment to keeping the Northside News                     and exciting. We’ll be celebrating our anniversary
Sue Gilberston, Diane Brown,         Marge Pitts,       Anita Weier         true to its mission as a way to share the many               all year, so be sure to read the paper for exciting
Cherokee Park Northside              Community          Cherokee            voices of the Northside. Her dedicated service               promotions and other fun things that we hope to
249-9323          Timebank           GroundWorks        Townhouses
                  249-0649           249-2697           320-5820            and stewardship of the Northside News has                    introduce this year.
Michael Shinners,                                                           been a great gift to our community.                               I look forward to meeting everyone in the
Brentwood         David Carpenter,   Cheryl Redman,
Village           Cherokee II        Troy Gardens     Neighborhoods in          On behalf of the many readers and adver-                 Northside community. Please introduce yourself to
241-1848          Condos             Community        need of a NPC         tisers of the Northside News, and especially                 me and let me know how you’d like to get involved
                  442-6958           241-4820         representative:
Cyndi Wood,                                           Cherokee Garden       the advertisers, contributors, and staff past                in your community newspaper. Contact me at 661-
Nobel Park        Mo Cleland,        Wendy Sauvé, Karstens,
249-4052          Brentwood          East Area PTO Kennedy Heights,         and present who benefitted from Dana’s firm                  0060 x3 or
                  Village            Coalition        Lerdahl Park,         but patient guiding hand, thank you, thank
Treasurer         244-3938           244-3125         Maple Wood,                                                                       Marlene Hardick for an endless supply of story
Laura Vogel,                                          North Park Apts,
                                                                            you, thank you, Dana.
Maple Bluff       Mary Hill,         Muriel Simms,    Northridge                Northside News founding editor Tim Carlisle             ideas, Lynette Jandl for keeping everyone
244-7187          North/Eastside     Friends of       Terrace Apts,                                                                     informed of Northside Farmers Market news,
                  Senior Coalition   Cherokee Marsh Packer
Past Co-Chair                                         Townhouses,                After nearly five years with the Northside             Nancy Helgeson Lyons for sharing MG&E infor-
Char Tortorice, Willy Holden,        Dean Smith,      Sherman Village,      News, it is now time for me to pass the torch.              mation over a year-long series; Christina Ballard
Lake View Hill    Berkley Oaks       Whitetail Ridge Woodland Park
249-8052          444-9854           249-4596         Apts, Woodlands            The Northside News has covered Northside               for tackling stories with tricky research, Steve
Members                              Jan Somerfeld,
                                                      Apts                  issues for 15 years. This is no small feat, especially      Potter for taking on random stories with no com-
                  Missy Johnson,
Terrie Anderson, Whitetail Ridge,    North/Eastside                         during these times of journalistic change. Putting a        mon theme; Lorie Walker and Lori Getter for
                  242-4662           Senior Coalition                       newspaper together is not an easy task. Putting
Northside                                                                                                                               joining as new volunteers with a wide range of
Timebank                                            Call 661.0060
241-9080          Peggy Lucey,       Pat Steele,
                                                    to enquire              together a community newspaper makes this task far          interests; all the elected officials, especially
                  East Bluff         Northport Apts.
Bill Bauer,                          249-9281       about revitaliz-        more interesting. There is an amazing, and endless,         Northsiders Paul Rusk, Satya Rhodes-Conway,
Friends of Lake                                     ing your own            amount of coordination and effort that happens              Michael Schumacher and Dorothy Wheeler, for
View Hill Park    Leon Miller,       Karen          neighborhood
241-5589          Vera Court         Thompson,      association, or         behind the scenes for the newspaper to appear in            keeping constituents informed while honoring my
                  Nbrhood Center     Northside      getting involved        your mailboxes. In each issue, we have over 40 con-         very strict word counts; Katie Scharf from
Vernon            246-0583           Business Assn. with NPC.
Blackwell,                           246-3483                               tributors and nearly 100 advertisers. These numbers         Lakeview Library for always asking kindly for
At Large          Pat Morgan,                                               show the strong commitment to be involved in the            more words for special events; Pastor Dean Kirst
246-8379          Sherman
                  204-2708                                                  success of our community newspaper.                         for always giving me a hard (and funny) time in
                                                                                 There are several Northside News regulars that         every email; Ross Royster for beating every dead-
             Northside Planning Council                                     I wish to thank for exceptional volunteer efforts.          line while always saying thank you; Dave
          2702 International Lane, Suite 203                                Dean Smith, Missy Johnson and Marge Pitts for               Marshall for taking on the crummy layout jobs
                  Madison, WI 53704                                         helping deliver to our Northside businesses and             with a smile; Jim Powell and Tim Carlisle for
      Phone: (608) 661-0060 Fax: (608) 661-0064                             organizations; Terrie Anderson for copyediting ,            endless advice and insight; and to anyone who I
                                  writing and support; Martha Worcestor for proof-            inadvertently missed, please know your contribu-
Tim Carlisle, Ext. 2.                                   Lauri Lee, Ext. 3
Lead Organizer                                                   Editor
                                                                            reading; Mary Schumacher for taking on our                  tions truly are appreciated.
                                                                            business beat and writing extra stories in a pinch;             Enjoy the next 15 years of the Northside News!

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                                                         10:30a.m. – 11:30a.m.
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8 Northside News  August / September 2009

Northside TIF District Moves Forward                                                                                                           NORTHSIDE
           By Anita Weier                      dent, told Joe Gromacki,TIF coordina-      not get the financing to increase value.            ACTION ALERT
              The Northside News
                                               tor for the city of Madison.               We don’t want people coming out of
                                                 Gromacki assured his audience that       the woodwork thinking there may be               The project plan and budget for
   A crowd of worried property owners          this was not the case. He also noted       some money for them. We don’t want
who feared loss of property value or                                                                                                           the proposed Northside TIF
                                               that a request by Oscar Mayer for a        to create corporate welfare.”
even property loss listened avidly July        TIF loan to help finance boiler                                                              District need Plan Commission
                                                                                            Some potential projects have been
16th as city officials explained their         upgrades had been rejected, because        identified, according to Gromacki, such          and Common Council approval
plan for Northside Tax Incremental             the company did not present enough         as a credit union business where                    prior to its creation. The Plan
Finance (TIF) District #40.                    financial information to prove that city   Brennan’s grocery stores used to be, a           Commission will conduct a pub-
   Such districts allow a city to capture      funds were needed in order to com-         possible building behind what was               lic hearing about the plan during
increases in property taxes as properties      plete the project.                         Brennan’s and potential development at            its 5:30 pm meeting Aug. 17 in
are improved over a period of years and          He stressed that the consultant is       NorthGate. Additionally, the Northside                 the City-County Building.
reinvest those funds in the district.          paid whether blight is found or not, so    TownCenter is also being considered as
Madison would use TIF funds to con-            had no incentive to say a property was     the site for a U.S. Veterans Affairs
struct or repair streets, storm sewers, bike                                                                                               For more information, contact
                                               deteriorated if it was not.                Department regional billing center,                City TIF Coordinator Joe
paths and pedestrian accommodations.             “The building inspector will not         Schumacher confirmed. And Oscar
   Most of the 50 people gathered at the       come see you. We are not changing                                                          Gromacki at 267-8724 ext. 307
                                                                                          Mayer’s planned boiler replacement
Warner Park Community Recreation               any zoning. Your taxes won’t change        would add value, even if it were complet-
Center had received notices telling them       any more than they otherwise would,”       ed without city funds.                                   or your alder.
that a consultant had determined their           Gromacki said, emphasizing that the        A tentative $5.6 million budget has
property was not in the best of condition.     purpose of the TIF is to increase prop-    been established for the TIF improve-          able housing assistance, according to
The “blight” study found that at least 50      erty values by improving the area.         ments, plus $1.5 million in financing          TIF rules, including mixed-income
percent of the proposed TIF district is          Such improvement generates more tax-     costs if money is borrowed for eligible        and owner-occupied housing for
blighted — meeting a requirement for           producing properties that help keep the    costs instead of waiting for new prop-         households at or low Dane County’s
formation of such a district.                  property tax rate down, he said.           erty tax values to be collected.               median income.
   Many in the crowd feared that the             “A TIF can go ahead without a spe-         Projects that would be funded based            Following an Aug. 17 public hearing
determination had been made to drive           cific value generator,” explained Alder    on potential property value increases          before the Plan Commission (see side-
a project that would benefit corpora-          Michael Schumacher in an interview         could include storm sewer work, street         bar), the Common Council is sched-
tions or developers, at their expense.         after the meeting. “We would have to       rehabilitation, intersection upgrades          uled to vote on creation of the
   “We’re all fed up with the already          have a hearing if an applicant comes in    and street appearance improvements.            Northside TIF District on Sept. 15.
rich benefiting from the already poor,”        afterward. A business would have to          About 10 percent of the TIF value
Diane Hughes, a Packers Avenue resi-           show that without the city they could      would be set aside if needed for afford-

                                   Walk for Alzheimer’s!
                                                October 3, 2009
                                                   8:00 a.m.
                                               Warner Park Shelter

                            Be a Champion in the fight against Alzheimer’s
                            disease and related dementia. Join your neighbors
                            this fall at Warner Park and support the important
                            work of the Alzheimer’s Association.

      Register online:
      Call: 608.232.3400

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