Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 11/12/2019 - 6:30 PM
Category: ITEMS OF BUSINESS
Type: Action
Subject: 4. Action on a Request to Approve Conservation Easements Between Milwaukee Public Schools, the City of Milwaukee, and Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 3
Effective and Efficient Operations
Policy: Admin Policy 5.01 - Facilities
Attachments: 1. Limited Term Conservation Easement – ALBA School
2. Limited Term Conservation Easement – Bradley Tech High School
3. Limited Term Conservation Easement – Escuela Vieau School
4. Limited Term Conservation Easement – Lincoln Avenue School
5. Limited Term Conservation Easement – Rufus King International High School
File Attachment:
Limited Term Conservation Easement – ALBA School.pdf
Limited Term Conservation Easement – Bradley Tech High School.pdf
Limited Term Conservation Easement – Escuela Vieau School.pdf
Limited Term Conservation Easement – Lincoln Avenue School.pdf
Limited Term Conservation Easement – Rufus King International High School.pdf
Background: Milwaukee Public Schools has collaborated with the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District and the City of Milwaukee to further advance the school district’s sustainability initiatives through a $265,000 partnership funding grant for green infrastructure projects at the following five school sites:

• Academia de Lenguaje y Bellas Artes (ALBA) - 1712
S. 32nd St.
• Lynde and Harry Bradley Technology and Trade
School - 700 S. 4th St.
• Escuela Vieau - 823 S. 4th St.
• Lincoln Avenue School - 1817 W. Lincoln Ave.
• Rufus King International High School - 1801 W. Olive
St.

The funding agreements state that upon completion of these green infrastructure projects an 11-year limited-term conservation easement will be executed for each site in order to ensure the new green space is adequately maintained and protected. These projects have resulted in improved stormwater management through the installation of bioswales, permeable pavers, new tree plantings, and additional green space. More than 43,000 square feet of outdoor space has been positively impacted by these efforts, which not only provide a direct benefit to the environment, but also create additional opportunities for students to learn about advancing sustainability efforts through the implementation of green infrastructure.
Fiscal Impact Statement: There are no expenditures associated with this item.
Implementation and Assessment Plan Upon Board approval, the limited term conservation easements will be executed with the City of Milwaukee in favor of Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District.
Recommendation: The Administration recommends that the Board approve the limited-term conservation easements between Milwaukee Public Schools and the City of Milwaukee in favor of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Travis Luzney - Director
Signed By:
Katrice Cotton, Ed.D. - Chief School Administration Officer
Signed By:
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Superintendent