City of
Madison

District 6

Alder Marsha A. Rummel

Alder Marsha A. Rummel

Alder Marsha A. Rummel,
Council President

Contact Information

Home Address:

1029 Spaight St # 6C
Madison , WI 53703

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Rummel’s Updates

D6 Items of Interest Week of February 6, 2017

February 5, 2017 10:05 PM

Highlights- Monday, the City-County Homeless Issues committee will review the ordinance to prohibit lying down or sleeping on public sidewalks in the Central Business District and the County resolution proposed by Sup Heidi Wegleitner to use the Messner's site for affordable housing. The Council meeting Tuesday has many items that relate to or are of interest to District 6 residents including purchasing land from MGE for the new Cap East parking structure, other big items include the resolution on the City's immigration policies and the ordinance about entering highways/staying too long on medians. Judge Doyle Square related items at Board of Public Works on Wednesday. The Olbrich Biergarten, tapping the Citywide Parkland Fee fund for additional monies to purchase the Sands parcel for Central Park and a new policy regarding on-leash dog parks will be discussed Wednesday at the Board of Park Commissioners. Sector 67 will be seeking a variance Thursday at Zoning Board of Appeals to raise the building and add a second floor mezzanine at 56 Corry St,



 

Monday February 6, 2017

Street Tree Working Group

10a Goodman Maintenance Facility 1402 Wingra Creek Pkwy

http://www.cityofmadison.com/clerk/meeting-schedule/street-tree-working-group-subcommittee-of-sustainable-madison-committee-2

1. Street Tree policies.

Check out the attachments if you are interested in learning more about city ordinances and policies.



 

Monday February 6

City County Homeless Issues Committee

6:30p room 357 CCB

https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=521832&GUID=D4D6AB92-F9F9-472C-A353-2A93A197BCFC

I serve on this committee and welcome your thoughts on the following items. The agenda also includes reviewing the consultant's report on 120 S Fairchild and update on the County homeless day resource center.

 

1. 45546 Creating Section 23.60, renumbering current Section 23.60 to Section 23.70, and amending Section 1.08(3)(a) of the Madison General Ordinances to prohibit lying down or sleeping in the public sidewalks and rights of way and specified other public places, during specified hours in the Central Business District, and establish a bail deposit schedule for violations thereof. 

DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance prohibits individuals from lying down or sleeping on a public sidewalk in the Central Business District between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. The ordinance finds that the ability of pedestrians to move about freely in the Central Business District is essential to the health of the City's businesses and other commercial enterprises, including the numerous entertainment venues, restaurants, and taverns. Access to sidewalks and public areas is essential for the City's Mall Maintenance services which include sidewalk cleaning, snow and ice removal, trash collection, and landscape maintenance. Persons who occupy sidewalks and other public areas for uses not intended harm the public welfare in the Central Business District. The ordinance prohibits, with exception, any person lying down or sleeping on a public sidewalk or other public rights of way, in the Central Business District, or on any parcel of real estate containing City offices. These ordinances were modeled on similar ordinances adopted in Portland and Honolulu.

 

2. 46015 REDEVELOPMENT OF FORMER MESSNER PROPERTIES FOR AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING FOR FAMILIES

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Dane County designate its property at and near 1326 E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI for a development project that includes mixed income residential rental housing, including affordable rental housing for very low income (below 50% county median income) and extremely low income families (below 30% county median income).?



 

Tuesday February 7

Street Use Staff Commission

10a room 103A CCB

https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=532496&GUID=B873AC37-26AA-4D57-BAA5-FD79C70C6C3F

1. 46024 MADISON RESISTANCE MARCH Saturday, February 11, 2017, 11am March route: Brittingham Park to 200 MLK, Jr., Blvd. Rally: 200 block of MLK, Jr. Blvd. (closure) March and rally to resist current federal administration policies. Discuss location, march route, schedule and activities. Jose Rea, Jennifer Blanco



 

Tuesday February 7

Common Council Organization Committee

4:30p room 108 CCB

https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=414040&GUID=846EA09D-A433-4757-B8DA-7D56A91F66C5

9. 45549 Amending Section 2.05(4) of the Madison General Ordinances to revise the term citizen to resident or person, and to make similar changes in numerous sections of the MGO's. 

DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  The Madison General Ordinances are full of various references to "citizens" and the rights of citizens.  Citizen has an established legal meaning as a legal citizen of the state and of the United States.  It would exclude many persons who are residing in Madison, but cannot prove their legal status or are in fact citizens of other places. In many instances, what is intended is "resident" of Madison or in some cases, simply "person," wherever they may reside. It is likely that, when many of these ordinances were drafted, the terms citizen and resident covered a much more equivalent population. This ordinance makes many changes to various parts of the MGO to eliminate the use of citizen when some other meaning was intended.  In a few instances (Sec. 3.30(1), MGO, for example, as to elected officials), the word "citizen" is retained because it is a legal requirement beyond the City's authority to change.?

 

DISCUSSION ITEM 10. 44769 Discussion: Petitions & Reconsiderations - City Attorney Michael May 

CCOC Memo on RR and Development.pdf

Memo from City Attorney Michael May: "The CCOC asked our office to look at some way to mitigate the problem that arose recently in approval of a real estate development. The situation was last fall. The Council approved a development with some odd procedural issues. There was an original denial and then an approval by the Plan Commission. A protest petition had been filed, but it was not adequate. Alder Kemble was absent and wanted to move for reconsideration, but the developer had removed some conditions and entered into other agreements in the interim. Under Robert's Rules, such actions constitute a sufficient change in position so that reconsideration is not in order." 

This relates to the reconsideration of the Division St project.



 

Tuesday February 7

Common Council

6:30p room 201 CCB

https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=521208&GUID=7B1398FD-6C50-439A-A338-D8FF5C7BB2D9

 

1. 45561 Honoring the Life and Work of Judy Wilcox.

Judy Wilcox was a remarkable woman and beloved by many. I had the privilege of working with her on the first two transitional housing projects that selected Heartland Housing as a developer for the Rethke and Tree Lane affordable housing projects. She will be missed.

 

2. 43987 Recognizing February 14th (Valentine's Day) as International Flower Workers' Day in the city of Madison and acknowledging workers in flower-producing countries by stating the city's support to practices that respect labor rights abroad.

 

16. 45556 SUBSTITUTE Amending Sections 28.061 and 28.151 of the Madison General Ordinances to allow vehicle service sales and windows underneath buildings in the TSS, MC, CC-T and CC districts and to clarify the location of such windows in the CC-T, TE, DC, and UMX Districts.

 

DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This amendment allows vehicle access sales and service windows underneath buildings in the TSS, MXC, CC-T, and CC districts as long as the building has commercial or residential uses along the primary street frontage. This amendment also clarifies where such windows are allowed in the CC-T, TE, DC, and UMX Districts

 

This zoning text change was approved by the Plan Commission, the recommendation to the Council is to adopt, I plan to vote against it because it is counter to the vision and values of a neighborhood shopping street embedded in the TSS zoning. Adding more curb cuts and drive aisles will impact pedestrians and reduce street parking. The ZText staff report mentions that potential first floor commercial or residential uses will be taken up with drive lanes, staging and queuing.

 

 23. 45903 A Resolution Condemning Recent Executive Orders, Reaffirming the City of Madison as an Open and Welcoming City, and Confirming the City's Policies on Federal Immigration Laws. 

 

The amended version, with the 'safe space' language revised. Overall, this strengthens Madison's policies in regard to collaboration with ICE,

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Common Council of the City of Madison expresses its appreciation to all people from around the world who have made Madison their home and in doing so have contributed to making Madison a vibrant community; and,

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,  the Common Council City of Madison condemns the Executive Order issued on January 25, 2017 entitled "Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States", as the Order is contrary to the values of openness and inclusion of the City of Madison; and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,  the Common Council City of Madison condemns the Executive Order issued on January 25, 2017 entitled "Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements", as the Order is contrary to the values of openness and inclusion of the City of Madison; and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,  the Common Council City of Madison condemns the Executive Order issued on January 27, 2017 entitled "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States", as the Order is contrary to the values of openness and inclusion of the City of Madison; and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,  that the City of Madison Common Council Office is designated as a safe place where all residents may readily obtain phone interpreter services and immigrant rights information.

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, except as provided in this resolution or when otherwise required by law, that no City of Madison department, agency, commission, officer or employee of the City of Madison shall use any City funds or resources to  enforce Federal immigration laws; and,

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, except as provided in this resolution or when otherwise required by law, any City of Madison office, department, employee, agency or agent shall not condition the provision of City services on the citizenship or immigration status of any individual; and,

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, except as provided in this resolution or when otherwise required by law, no department or employee shall collect information regarding the citizenship or immigration status of any person unless required to do so by law, and only when authorized by the Office of the City Attorney; and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that if any City of Madison Department or employee is contacted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for any information, said employee is to direct all communication between the City of Madison and ICE to the Office of the City Attorney; and,

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,  that the Common Council of the City of Madison affirms the Madison Police Department's Code of Conduct and Standard Operating Procedure regarding the enforcement of immigration laws and the commitment of the Department to not self-initiate, contact, detain, arrest or investigate any person solely for a suspected violation of immigration status laws; and,

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Common Council of the City of Madison affirms the Madison Police Department's Code of Conduct and Standard Operating Procedure not to enter into Section 287(g) Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) agreement with ICE; and,

 BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the City of Madison Clerk's Office will send copies of this resolution to all City of Madison Departments and all the members of the Wisconsin Congressional Delegation.

 

24. 45569 Updating the Energy and Carbon Goals in the Sustainable Madison Plan in response to changing science and technology around climate change, renewable energy and energy efficiency. 

 

33. 45508 SUBSTITUTE Authorizing the execution of a Purchase and Sale Agreement with Madison Gas and Electric Company for property at the intersection of South Livingston Street and East Main Street; and, authorizing the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding with Madison Gas and Electric Company regarding future municipal uses within the Capitol East District.

The city is purchasing MGE property at 211 S Livingston for the construction of a publicly owned 600 stall parking structure. The Purchase and Sale agreement will include an MOU with MGE regarding the City's future municipal uses within the Capitol East District. Legistar also includes the Phase 1 and Phase 2 environmental site assessment conducted by Tru North for MGE. ?See the reports for more detail. ?

 

40. 45667 Approving the selection of Northside Planning Council and its collaborative partners to provide services in support of the MarketReady Program (a business training and micro-grant program designed to help prospective Public Market vendors become ready to start their business and operate within the Madison Public Market when it opens), and authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to enter into an agreement with Northside Planning Council to implement the program. 

 

74. 44204 4th SUBSTITUTE Repeal and recreate Section 12.325 of the Madison General Ordinances to limit persons entering or staying on highways.

 

I agree with there are safety concerns if people are lingering in medians or along busy roadways but I am concerned that this ordinance identifies and defines neighborhood arterials as part of the definition of 'covered highways.' The definition of entering a covered highway includes the street terrace. The 4th substitute attempts to resolve this by permitting an approach to a running vehicle that is legally parked at the curb or shoulder.  District 6 streets that would be covered by this ordinance include Atwood, Blair, East Washington, Eastwood, Fair Oaks , First St, Milwaukee St, Williamson, and Winnebago. Let me know your thoughts and please share observations about panhandling you have observed. 

 

INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS FOR REFERRAL WITHOUT DEBATE

 

76. 45918 Repealing and recreating Section 8.19(1) of the Madison General Ordinances regarding on-leash dog parks.

 

DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance repeals and recreates the existing on-leash dog park ordinance to add additional parks, while reorganizing the ordinance itself. Substantively, the main changes here are to add in an additional 14 parks to the list of permissible on-leash dog parks, consistent with the successful pilot programs implemented pursuant to RES-15-00611 (File ID No. 39163) and RES-16-00371 (File ID No. 42700). Under this ordinance, these additional 14 parks would join the existing 12 parks where dogs are permitted on-leash in posted areas. It is the intent that within these new parks, dogs will be limited to the paved paths, or within six-feet thereof, which will be posted as such at the entrances, subject to the existing requirements that the dog be under the owner or handler's control, the dog is licensed and has a permit to use dog exercise areas. The rest of the ordinance is being restructured so that it is easier to understand.

 

78. 44003 Establishing the Task Force on Equity in Music and Entertainment.

 

82. 45810 Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an agreement with Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd. to provide professional architectural/engineering design services and construction administration services for the design and construction of the Olbrich Botanical Gardens Expansion - Project 1.

 

95. 45949 To authorize the City to enter into an agreement with either one or both of two Wisconsin nurseries, McKay Nursery and Johnson Nursery, to purchase trees until January 1, 2027.

 

97. 45968 Authorizing the City to execute an agreement with BKM Group, LLC to conduct food and beverage concession sales (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and selling supporting merchandise at Olbrich Park from the years of 2017-2023. 

 

98. 45975 Amending the 2017 Capital Budget for the Parks Division to appropriate $2,000,000 from the Citywide Parkland Fee fund and revising the Fiscal Note for RES-16-00621, Legistar File No. 43720.

 

104. 45812 Public Hearing - New License NOMADISON LLC • dba Nomad World Pub 418 E Wilson St • Agent: Michael Eitel • Estimated Capacity: Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 85% alcohol, 10% food, 5% other Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 406

 

Goodbye Cardinal Bar, Hello Nomad World Pub

 

112. 45820 18+ Visual & Performing Arts License NOMADISON LLC • dba Nomad World Pub • Capacity: 160 418 E Wilson St • Agent: Michael Eitel Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 90% alcohol, 10% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 406



 

Wednesday February 8

Board of Public Works

4:30p room 108 CCB

https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=477887&GUID=3C26C643-91A9-4D11-A6EE-E05A0BF8810F

 

15. 45750 Informational Presentation of the Judge Doyle Square Garage. Attachments: BPW Informational Presentation 170208.pdf

 

20. 45898 Awarding Public Works Contract No. 7751, Madison Municipal Building - Renovation. Attachments: Cont 7751.pdf RECOMMEND TO REJECT AND REBID CONTRACT



 

Wednesday February 8

Board of Park Commissioners

6:30p Olbrich Botanical Gardens

https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=508907&GUID=0350B63E-CA40-4FD5-982B-F0A20ED8ADA0

 

12 45918 Repealing and recreating Section 8.19(1) of the Madison General Ordinances regarding on-leash dog parks. RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER

 

DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance repeals and recreates the existing on-leash dog park ordinance to add additional parks, while reorganizing the ordinance itself. Substantively, the main changes here are to add in an additional 14 parks to the list of permissible on-leash dog parks, consistent with the successful pilot programs implemented pursuant to RES-15-00611 (File ID No. 39163) and RES-16-00371 (File ID No. 42700). Under this ordinance, these additional 14 parks would join the existing 12 parks where dogs are permitted on-leash in posted areas. It is the intent that within these new parks, dogs will be limited to the paved paths, or within six-feet thereof, which will be posted as such at the entrances, subject to the existing requirements that the dog be under the owner or handler's control, the dog is licensed and has a permit to use dog exercise areas. The rest of the ordinance is being restructured so that it is easier to understand.

 

15 45950 Breese Stevens Field informational reports regarding the 2017 Fan Access Plan, Neighborhood Impact Plan, and Responsible Alcohol Consumption Action Plan. RECOMMEND ACCEPTANCE OF THE REPORTS 

 

16 45975 Amending the 2017 Capital Budget for the Parks Division to appropriate $2,000,000 from the Citywide Parkland Fee fund and revising the Fiscal Note for RES-16-00621, Legistar File No. 43720. RETURN TO LEAD WITH THE RECOMMENDATION FOR APPROVAL TO THE BOARD OF ESTIMATES

 

18 45968 Authorizing the City to execute an agreement with BKM Group, LLC to conduct food and beverage concession sales (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and selling supporting merchandise at Olbrich Park from the years of 2017-2023. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION



 

Thursday February 9

Zoning Board of Appeals

5p room 103A CCB

1. 45867 Sector67 Inc., prospective owners of property located at 56 Corry St, request a rear-yard variance to raise the entire multi-purpose industrial structure to create a second level or mezzanine space. Ald. District #6- Rummel

https://madison.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=2946457&GUID=F0A37E42-6A2B-4C53-89D7-DC6B73C1BEE8




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