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Annual report of the Madison Park and Pleasure Drive Association for the year ending April 25, 1910 with report of annual meeting held April 25, 1910

[Annual report of the Madison Park and Pleasure Drive Association for the year ending April 25, 1910 with report of annual meeting held April 25, 1910],   pp. [unnumbered]-[125]


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Madison Park and Pleasure Drive Association
Resolved, that it be the sense of this meeting that a committee of
nine citizens of Madison should be appointed, three from the common
council, the mayor to be a member ex-officio and he to appoint the other
two, two from the members of this association to be appointed by the
directors thereof, two from the club to be formed as successor to the
Forty Thousand Club, to be appointed by the president of such club,
and two from the members of the 'faculty of the university, to be ap-
pointed by the president of the university, such appointees to be resi-
dents and tax payers of the city of Madison.
Such committee to make a thorough investigation to determine the
best general form of city government for Wisconsin cities of the class
of the city of Madison and the best general park law for cities of such
class, and to report its conclusions on or before the meeting of the next
legislature, accompanying such report with a proposed law in each case.
Resolved further, that a copy of this resolution be sent by the secre-
tary of the association to the mayor of the city, to the president of
the association which is to succeed the Forty Thousand Club, and to
the president of the university, with the request that action be taken
under it.
Resolved further, that upon the appointment of the different mem-
hers of such a committee, the mayor of the city be, and he is hereby
requested to call the members of such committee together for the pur-
pose of organization and the planning of the work.
Mr. Olin then presented the following letter from Mrs.
Anna M. Vilas:
JOHN M. OLIN, EsQ.                  MADISON, WiS., April 25, 1910.
SiR,-I hereby propose to contribute the sum of $25,000 to the Madi-
son Park and Pleasure Drive Association, or to its successors or assigns,
to be paid $5,000 thereof on or before the first of March, 1911, and
$5,000 annually thereafter for a period of four years, for the purposes
and upon the conditions hereinafter named:
First.-The city of Madison shall acquire, on or before two years
from the date hereof, as an addition to Henry Vilas Park, lots 18, 19,
20, 21, 22 and 23, of block 303, and all of block 304 south of the
south line of Erin street extended through to Warren street, and all
land south of lot 19, in said block 304, out to the waters of Lake Win-
gra, all in Greenbush addition to the city of Madison, and shall acquire
the land necessary to extend, and cause to be extended, Erin street
through to Warren street with a width of not less than sixty-six feet.
Second.-The Madison Park and Pleasure Drive Association or its
successors and assigns, shall, on or before November 1, 1912, cause said
additional lands to be improved as a part of and an addition to Henry
Vilas Park, in accordance with the plans or designs furnished by some
competent landscape architect approved of by the directors of said asso-


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