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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

DMN e-News: Grocery Store

September 16, 2015

The DMN e-News and an occasional hard copy DMN News are published by the Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood Association (DMNA) on an “as-needed” schedule.  The Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood Association, Inc. has been working to unite neighbors to solve mutual problems and promote fellowship among neighbors since 1973.  Our neighborhood is in Madison & Fitchburg.
               President & News contact:  Mary Mullen,  298-0843
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Your Participation is Critical to Help us Get a Grocery Store in the Neighborhood!

Are you one of the many people in the Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood who wants to have a full-service grocery store right here where we can walk to it?  If so, please consider coming to as many of the meetings listed below as possible.  

Showing up at meetings makes a huge difference.  Some years back when new liquor outlets were proposed for the neighborhood, we united and beat them back.  Now we can unite behind a positive choice for the neighborhood, a grocery store.  Come to one or all of these meetings.  At the City of Madison, the October 6 and November 10 City Council meetings are the most crucial.  If at all possible, come to those two meetings to sign up in favor of the grant for the store and, if you are brave enough (Sure you are brave enough!), also check the box to speak.

WED, SEPTEMBER 16, 5 pm  
        Ecomomic Development Commission
         Madison Municipal Bldg., Room 260.
Review of $300,000 grant request & staff report
Speak or register to the need for store and funding.  Q&A.

SAT, SEPTEMBER 19, 12:00-1:30 pm
                     Allied Community Co-op
                            Boys & Girls Club
For the community to learn about strides we have made and
where the Co-op is in the process of planning a grocery store.
                          Elections of Co-op Board.
The DMNA is a partner with the Allied Community Co-op.
Attachments:  “ACC 9/18/15 mtg.jpg” & “ACC 9/18/15 mtg Sp.jg”  

MON, SEPTEMBER 28, 4:30 pm
                Board of Estimates
            Madison Municipal Bldg., Room 260
or register to the need for store and need to recommend
          staff report on funding to the Board and the Mayor.

TUES, OCTOBER 6, 6:30 pm
                 City Council Meeting
             City-County Bldg., Room 201
to the need for the store and in favor of adopting staff report for $300,000 in funding.

THURS, OCTOBER 15, 7:00 pm
               DMNA Annual Mtg
Prairie UU Society, 2010 Whenona Drive
Short presentation by the Allied Community Co-op about progress on the grocery store, followed by questions and answers.  Plus the usual business.

TUES, NOVEMBER 10, 5:30 pm
                  City Council Meeting
             City-County Bldg., Room 201
This is the annual budget adoption session.  Attend and testify to the need for the grocery store and for full funding as outlined in the staff report.