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Alder Marsha A. Rummel

Alder Marsha A. Rummel,
Council President Pro Tem

Home Address:
1029 Spaight St # 6C
Madison , WI 53703

Phone: 608-772-4555
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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D6 Items of Interest Week of October 17, 2016

October 16, 2016 2:12 AM

Highlights this week include a proposal for a mural on Solidarity Realty, 1148 Williamson, celebrating Otis Redding at Landmarks Commission Monday. Also Monday is Plan Commission review of what counts for usable open space and a proposal for a conditional use to permit a distillery/tasting room at 1413 Northern Ct; the Committee on the Environment will review an ordinance amendment removing land management plans for certain types of natural lawns; and, the second meeting of the Common Council Organizational Committee/CCOC  Subcommittee on Police and Community Relations will take place. Check the Council's home page for a link to a webpage with the Subcommittee's meeting agendas, minutes and an archive of resources. 


The Council agenda Tuesday is rather light this week. There will be a public hearing on the Executive Operating budget and the adoption of a formal cooperation agreement between the city and Olbrich Botanical Society among other things.


On Wednesday, the Transit and Parking Commission will have an informational presentation and discussion on the Jenifer/Williamson St Metro route study, No action will be taken at this meeting. I will also be convening a neighborhood meeting on Wednesday  at 6:30 to hear Stone House Development's proposal for a 90 unit residential building at 134 S Fair Oaks.


Monday October 17, 2016

Sustainable Madison Committee

4:30p room 300 MMB


2. 42193 Review the Madison Sustainability Plan and discuss what has been accomplished or is being worked on, what do we need more information to determine what is happening and what isn't getting worked on.


Monday October 17

Committee on the Environment

4:30p room 108 CCB


2. 44602 Amending Sections 27.05(2)(f), and creating 27.05(2)(f)7 of the Madison City of Madison General Ordinances to remove the Land Management Plan requirement for certain types of natural lawn and landscaping areas. Sponsors: Ledell Zellers


DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  Section 27.05(2)(f)7. has been created to provide an option for owners to have part of their yard maintained as a "natural landscape area" without having to go through the application, permitting and approval process previously established.  This section provides owners with more flexibility to landscape their lawn with ecologically beneficial grasses, while the strict limitations as to size, placement and content of the natural landscape area addresses aesthetic concerns.  The permitting process remains for owners who wish to have a natural landscape area comprised of grasses  that may differ from the restrictions laid out in this new subsection.  The remainder of the amendments are for the purpose of consistent terminology, shifting the nomenclature of "Natural lawn" to "Natural Landscape area."


4. 43746 Discussion Item: Vehicle Idling and Air Quality 


Monday October 17

Landmarks Commission

4:45p room LL-110 MMB


2. 44735 1148 Williamson St Exterior Alteration in 3rd Lake District, 6th Ald. Dist. 


The Madison Arts Commission has voted to fund a mural on the side of Solidarity Realty.


Monday October 17

Plan Commission

5:30p room 201 CCB


1. 44794 Planning Division staff presentation: Assessing the Health Impact of Neighborhood Planning in the Darbo-Worthington Neighborhood


13. 44260 Amending Sections 28.140(1)(d) and (e) of the Madison General Ordinances to restrict when roof decks, porches, and balconies may be counted as usable open space.


17. 44174 Consideration of a conditional use to convert an existing accessory building into a single-family detached dwelling in the Traditional Shopping Street (TSS) zoning district at 2725 Atwood Avenue; 6th Ald. Dist.


28. 44437 Consideration of a conditional use to convert an existing building into a distillery at 1413 Northern Court; 6th Ald. Dist.


I support this conditional use, The property is located in the manufacturing/light industrial area next to the new State Archive facility. There are no immediate neighbors that will be  directly impacted. The applicant, John Mleziva, is requesting Monday?Friday, 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm, and Saturday, noon-10:00 pm. The distillery production hours will be Monday?Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Regarding odors, the applicant has stated that the smells from the distilling process will be produced for approximately two hours, three times per week. The process does not involve the boiling of grains and venting will be filtered through the HVAC system before being vented directly upward from the building. MNA preservation and development committee sent a letter in support. At the neighborhood meeting I held, no opposition was stated after nearby residents and commercial property owners  learned about the proposed  hours and distilling process.


Upcoming Matters November 7

2645 Union Street - Zoning Map Correction - Provide consistent zoning for place of worship and residence on same parcel


Monday October 17

CCOC Subcommittee on Police and Community Relations

6:30p Urban League of Greater Madison 2222 S Park St


8. Presentation: Madison Police Department Investigation & Discipline Process – Capt. James Wheeler & Sgt. Erik Fuhreman


Tuesday October 18

Common Council Organization Committee

4:30p room 201 CCB



6. 39257 Discussion Item: Submittal of Petitions to the Common Council - City Attorney Mike May (requested by Ald. Ledell Zellers) 

7. 39978 Discussion Item: Reconsideration of Common Council Legislation - City Attorney Mike May (requested by Ald. Ledell Zellers)


Tuesday October 18

Common Council

6:30p room 201 CCB


2. 44647 2017 Executive Operating Budget


The Mayor proposes to contribute funds to the County's homeless day resource center and increases funding for homeless street outreach teams. The various food security programs will be continued. The Mayor has allocated $400,000 to a community led initiative known as the 15 Point Plan to address racial disparities, violence prevention and recidivism. The budget adds an alcohol licensing staff to the Clerk's budget, this is a new position that will serve the ALRC. There were no funds to hire staff for the Midtown police station or Fire Station 14, but both capital projects were added to the budget by the Board of Estimates in September. The BoE will take up amendments to the operating budget next week.


19. 44551 Authorizing the Execution of a Cooperation and Coordination Agreement with the Olbrich Botanical Society, Inc.

37. 42183 Amending Section 33.24(15)(e)3 of the Madison General Ordinances to eliminate the footnote relating to the setbacks from East Washington and other East-West streets.


DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  Staff recently noticed that a footnote  in the minimum & maximum setback requirement for East-West streets was internally inconsistent because for some blocks footnote 4 sets a different setback requirement than the corresponding column.  For example, on Block 2.b. the column requires a 15 foot setback while the footnote would allow a 5-20 foot setback.  Since the Minimum & Maximum Setback East-West Streets column already specifies which blocks require the 5-20 foot setback and which require the 15 foot setback, the footnote is unnecessary.  Therefore, this amendment will eliminate footnote 4.




43. 44740 Amending Sections 28.211, 28.151, 28.061, 28.072, 28.082 and 28.132 and creating Section 28.006(3)(i) of the Madison General Ordinances allowing for Storage Lockers in the Mixed Use and Commercial Districts, Employment Districts, and the DC, UOR, and UMX districts.

57. 44762 Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a Development Agreement to facilitate the development of the "Spark" project, the "Cosmos" project, and the Capitol East District Parking Structure on the 800 south blocks of East Washington Avenue and East Main Street; and, amending Res-16-00674 which authorized the City to execute a contract with Graef-USA Inc. for up to $610,000, to authorize expenditures of up to $776,560 to complete architecture/engineering for a Capitol East District Parking Structure.

59. 44788 Establishing guidelines for the implementation of the updated Park Impact Fee Ordinance.


Wednesday October 19

Transit and Parking Commission

5p Senior Center 330 W Mifflin St



H.1. 44792 Metro: Draft of Jenifer Street/Williamson Street Transit Study - TPC 10.19.16 

draft summary:

H.2. 44767 Parking: Judge Doyle Project Update - TPC 10.19.16

H.7. 44789 Metro: Proposed location of intercity bus stop - TPC 10.19.16 

H.8. 44790 Update on Ad Hoc Transportation Ordinance Review Committee, presented by Alders Kemble and Zellers - TPC 10.19.16


Wednesday October 19

Alcohol License Review Committee

5:30p room 354 CCB


9. 44509 Public Hearing - New License La Kitchenette LLC • dba La Kitchenette 805 Williamson St • Agent: Virginie Ok • Estimated Capacity: 20 Class B Beer, Class C Wine • 10% alcohol, 70% food, 20% other Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 408


Wednesday October 19

Neighborhood meeting

6:30p Olbrich Botanical Gardens (upstairs conference room)


Please join me for a neighborhood meeting where we will hear about Stone House Development's development proposal for 134 S. Fair Oaks Avenue, currently Fair Oaks Nursery. Stone House proposes to demolish the existing buildings with the exception of the brick building, which would be restored for future commercial use, and construct a new five-story apartment building with approximately 90 units.  There would be approximately 90 parking stalls, 82 underground and 8 surface stalls.?


Gleam, the second year of illuminated art installations in the gardens will be starting at 6:30p. It is a ticketed event but you should just head for the annex and the upstairs conference room. If the meeting doesn't go too long, you may want to consider joining me to view the exhibit


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