Our goal is to keep folks informed of upcoming events, neighborhood concerns, the work your elected officials are doing to improve our neighborhood and other tidbits of information that might just be entertaining or helpful! These newsletters will be available in both printed and email formats. Please feel free to contact Jim Lampe (JimL@uwalumni.com) or any of your Board, your neighbors, with any info. You may also call 445-3055.
Big News!!! Big News!!! Big News!!! Big News!!! Big News!!!
have a date for the Belle Isle Neighborhood Picnic, which will take place on
Sunday, June 28th at 3PM. Glass Nickel will again be providing pizza, and
each family is asked to bring a dish to pass. Lemonade and bottled water will
be available, too. We're going to celebrate the completion of the playground,
and plan to unveil the
Letter from your President June, 2009
One year ago we were under attack from Mother Nature. Record floods were making our neighborhood a
team, and the team pushed forward. We have since been successful in many arenas.
We have a playground in
Jim Lampe, BINA President, 1402 Neponset Trail
Attention all DRIVERS! While the legal speed limit is 25 MPH on residential roads, we request that you do not exceed 15 MPH on all Belle Isle neighborhood roads. Given the large number of young children, we thank you in advance for driving like those children were your own!
Do you like volleyball? Bring a cooler and a can of bug spray and meet at the sand court in Oneida Park at 7PM on MONDAY NIGHTS beginning June 22nd, weather permitting. All skill levels welcome.
Interested in making our neighborhood an even better place? We will be taking nominations for Belle Isle Neighborhood Assn officers. The offices that are available are: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and 3 Directors. Submit your nomination at the picnic! Elections will be held in August at a BINA neighborhood meeting, date and time yet to be determined.
Current BINA Board: The
President – Jim Lampe Vice President – Susan Manning
Secretary – Bill Bland Treasurer – Rebecca Glassel
Director – Mike Brunet Director – Tim Stanton
Director – Bill Arnold
The BINA Residents Committee: For
all of those that have donated money to the
Info Board: We would like to establish a neighborhood info board at the corner of Tecumseh and Neponset. This board will provide an opportunity to connect neighbors, announce events in our area, and so forth. We would love input, as it is a certainty for this summer. We have ideas, which can be referenced by email to JimL@uwalumni.com. An example of our intentions can be found at http://www.barcoproducts.com/store/item.asp?ITEM_ID=1908&DEPARTMENT_ID=173
Shoreline improvement, Flood mitigation and Channel Dredging: An update from Bill Arnold!
In the fall of 2008 the Wisconsin DNR (WDNR) issued
Monona a combined Chapter 30 dredging permit.
Monona submitted its application to dredge the Belle Isle channels in
2006 and later expanded the scope of their project. The city’s approved plan now includes
dredging Belle Isle, the Lagoon that passes through
With a Chapter 30 permit in hand Monona’s prospects look good to apply for a WDNR grant covering up to 50% of its dredging costs. The WDNR uses some of its gas tax income annually to make Recreational Boating Facilities [RBF] matching grants. Municipalities may apply to use these grants to enhance and expand recreational boating facilities. On May 4, 2009 Monona’s City Council endorsed a Park and Recreation Committee resolution to apply for a RBF grant. The application deadline is June 1, 2009 with WDNR committee review sometime in July 2009.
Chuck Nahn, a
consulting engineer, prepared Monona’s successful Chapter 30 dredging
plan. The city hired Chuck to prepare
Monona’s RBF application. The plan calls
BINA plans to actively support any City effort to
seek funding for dredging with rep. Mark Miller and other elected officials. BINA also discussed participating in funding
a handicapped fishing / kayak dock in
Chuck Nahn, of Nahn and Associates, has conducted a door-to-door assessment or at-risk structure inventory and made recommendations to individual homeowners and the city.
www.belleisle.org: Getting better and more informative all the time! Keep checking in for updates and info!