Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 11/19/2020 - 6:30 PM
Category: Report of the Committee on Accountability, Finance, and Personnel
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 – Academy of Accelerated Learning
2. Limited Term Conservation Easement – A.E. Burdick School
3. Limited Term Conservation Easement – Hawley Environmental School
4. Limited Term Conservation Easement – H.W. Longfellow School
5. Limited Term Conservation Easement – Starms Early Childhood
File Attachment:
Limited Term Conservation Easement – Academy of Accelerated Learning.pdf
Limited Term Conservation Easement – A.E. Burdick School.pdf
Limited Term Conservation Easement – Hawley Environmental School.pdf
Limited Term Conservation Easement – H.W. Longfellow School.pdf
Limited Term Conservation Easement – Starms Early Childhood.pdf
Background: Milwaukee Public Schools has collaborated with the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District and the City of Milwaukee to further advance the district’s sustainability initiatives through $1,013,000 in partnership funding grants for green infrastructure projects at the following five school sites:

• Academy of Accelerated Learning - 3727 S. 78th St.
• Burdick School - 4348 S. Griffin Ave.
• Hawley Environmental School - 5610 W. Wisconsin Ave.
• Longfellow School - 1021 S. 21st St.
• Starms Early Childhood - 2616 W. Garfield Ave.

The funding agreements indicate that upon completion of these green infrastructure projects that an 11-year limited term conservation easement 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, underground cisterns, native plants, new tree plantings, and additional green space. More than 150,000 square feet of outdoor space was positively impacted by these efforts, which not only provides a direct benefit to the environment, it also creates additional opportunities for MPS 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 the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District.
Recommendation: Your Comittee 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:
Jacqueline M. Mann, Ph.D. - Board Clerk/Chief Officer