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]-
10 Madison Park and Pteasure Drive Association ciation, it being understood, however, that the money for the making of such improvement shall be provided by the city. Third.-The said city of Madison shafl, on or before November 1, 1912, cause the low or filled portion of Henry Vilas Park to be filled by a filling of sufficient depth to leave the surface of said park, after all settling has taken place, of sufficient height above the water line at its ordinary stage to make said park sufficiently dry for park purposes at all times of the year,* and shall also cause to be done whatever dredg- ing may be necessary to complete the connection between Lake Wingra and Lake Monona as originally planned by 0. C. Simonds, landscape architect. Fourth.-The city shall, on or before November 1, 1913, cause to be constructed two appropriate bridges across the lagoon in said park, one at the westerly and the other at the easterly end of same, to be located as indicated in the design of said park prepared by Emil T. Mische., such bridges to be constructed of such material and of such design as may be approved of by the directors of the Madison Park and Pleasure Drive Association, or by the park board of said city, in case the work of said association is transferred to such board; and said city shall also cause to be constructed, on or before November 1, 1913, the road or driveway around the outer edge of the island in said park as indi- cated in the design of said park prepared by said Emil T. Mische. Fifth.-It is my wish that the money which I hereby agree to con- tribute on the conditions above named shall be used to meet the ex- pense of acquiring said additional lands for said park which lie south of the south line of Erin street extended, it being my understanding that said sum is ample to meet the expense of acquiring said lands, provided there is paid for the same a liberal but not exorbitant price. ANNA M. VILAS. After the reading of the letter the following resolution was offered by Mr. Schubert and on motion was adopted by rising vote: Resolved, that the very generous gift offered to this association and to the city by Mrs. Anna M. Vilas, of $25,000 for the purpose of se- curing land for an addition to Henry Vilas Park, be accepted, on the terms and conditions contained in a letter written by Mrs. Vilas to John M. Olin, dated Madison, Wis., April 25 1910, and that the thanks of this association be tendered to Mrs. Vilas for this liberal and public-spirited act.t The meeting then adjourned. * This condition as to the dredging of the canal was subsequently withdrawn. + The gift was accepted by vote of the common council of the City of Madison on May 17, 1910.
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