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Alder Marsha A. Rummel

Alder Marsha A. Rummel

Alder Marsha A. Rummel

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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 October 31, 2016

October 30, 2016 11:05 PM

Highlights this week: The Development Agreement for the Cosmos/Spark (#46) is at the Council meeting along with the proposed lot division to allow American Family and Gebhardt to divide the lot into two parcels. I am organizing two neighborhood meetings - the first to get an update from Operation Fresh Start about the purchase of Holy Cross in January and get input on their request for a conditional use to allow an office tenant; the second is to introduce the future owners of Mr. Roberts and review their plans for the business.


Tuesday November 1, 2016

Common Council Presentation: Finance Department

Strategic Management from Planning to Action &

What Works Cities Program

5:15 p, room 201 City-County Building



Tuesday November 1

Common Council

6:30p, room 201 CCB


2. 44647 2017 Executive Operating Budget


5. 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



11. 44652 Appeal of Plan Commission decision on Conditional Use approval (Legistar ID 44170) regarding 2202 Monroe Street.


The Plan Commission approved two conditional use permits to allow the construction of a two car detached garage with a 1 bedroom Accessory Dwelling Unit above. Nearby neighbors are appealing the PC decision because they don't believe the ADU fits the standards for the TR-C2 zoning district because it is an inconsistent form and out of character for the neighborhood. Neighbors are also concerned that the ADU could be used a "tourist rooming house" for short term rentals. 


While D6 has not had any requests for ADUs that have generated opposition, with the update to the park impact fee schedule that lowers the fees for this type of dwelling unit, we may start to see more proposals for these accessory buildings. In a memo to the Council, staff notes that pursuant to Section 28.032,  a Tourist Rooming House (TRH) use is a permitted use in any dwelling unit in a residential zoning district in the City, under certain circumstances. TRH uses must occur within dwelling units where the operator of the TRH is an occupant of the dwelling unit where the TRH use is to occur. 


An ADU cannot be utilized as a Tourist Rooming House use only; by definition it must be occupied by a permanent resident. In this case, the applicant may operate a TRH in either the principal dwelling or the ADU, which ever unit they occupy. At the subject property, the applicant will either be the occupant of the principal dwelling or the occupant of the ADU, but cannot be the occupant of both. The applicant may not utilize the ADU as a TRH only, because the dwelling unit must be occupied by the "operator" of the TRH. That said, It is possible, however that the occupant of the ADU, whoever that may be, could operate a TRH in compliance with the regulations. 



12. 43500 Amending Sections 16.23(5)(h)1., 16.23(8)(f), 20.04, 20.09(3), and 20.16(5), repealing Sections 20.08(2) and (6), and recreating Section 20.08(2) of the Madison General Ordinances to recreate a combined park impact fee and update the park and open space land dedication requirements for the City of Madison


There are significant changes that will result from the new fees and land dedication requirements. There will be fewer districts (4 vs. 11) and a more equitable method to share funds across the city, a new exemption for Affordable Housing, and a new category for ADUs. See the drafter's analysis for a detailed summary.



21. 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. 


The sponsors are asking for referral back to Plan Commission. DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This amendment adds three restrictions to the ability to count roof decks, porches, and balconies towards useable open space requirements. Any roof deck, porch, or balcony counted against the useable open space requirement must be available for use by all occupants. Also, any porches counted toward the useable open space requirement must have a minimum width of fifteen (15) feet and minimum depth of six (6) feet and be used as the main source of ingress and egress from the building. Finally, this amendment amends the minimum dimension requirement for balconies from 4½ to 6 feet.



24. 44952 Announcing Madison as a What Works City and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an agreement with What Works Cities.


Special presentation Tuesday at 5:15p



35. 44584 Creating Section 22.06(4) of the Madison General Ordinances to require that all gas pumps be secured with a lock unique to their business.


DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: Recently, there have been several incidents of "skimmers" (devices used to steal credit card information) being installed within gas pump cabinets that accept credit or debit cards for payment. The locks that are manufactured as part of the gas pump cabinets are not unique, and keys are available for purchase by anyone. By requiring each business to install locking mechanisms that are unique to their property, consumer credit card information will be better protected, thereby reducing the risk of identity theft.


The Wisconsin Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association has written a letter in opposition.



46. 44762 SUBSTITUTE 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.


This resolution adopts a series of agreements between Otto Gebhardt, American Family, MGE and the city/Parking Utility and outlines funding sources for the parking structure. The substitute increases funds for the contract to the architecture/engineering firm to plan for a 600 stall parking structure versus 450. 


The owners of the Orpheum Theater oppose the Development Agreement based on concerns about the citywide impact a new music venue will have on existing venues. Frank Productions owners say they are committed to continue to place bands at the Barrymore, Majestic, High Noon Saloon and other local venues they work with now once the new facility is open. Concerns have also been raised about the parking structure and daytime lease rates for the two proposed office buildings and impacts on the surrounding neighborhoods, esp Tenney-Lapham, for patrons seeking on street parking for special events. 


The land use application for the two buildings was submitted on October 12. They will be approved separately from the Development Agreement and separately from each other, based on the approval of the lot division (item 72). MNA P&D is planning a meeting for November TBD (the usual day is election day). I held a meeting on Sept 1, but will convene another neighborhood meeting if more input is desired. 


The proposed conditional use to construct an eight story, 158,000sf office building in Urban Design District #8 at 819 E Washington for Spark/American Family is scheduled to be at Urban Design Commission on November 30 and Plan Commission on December 12.


The proposed conditional use application to construct 'up to an 8-story' commercial/office building containing 152,925sf of floor area including 40K sf for theater/concert hall in UDD #8 at 801 E Washington for Cosmos/ Otto Gebhardt will also be at UDC on November 30 and Plan on December 12.



48. 44829 Accepting the recommendation of the Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee to select Michael J. Gennaco d/b/a OIR Group as the expert consultant to conduct the review of the Madison Police Department.


"BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED THAT the Ad Hoc Committee's work timeline is extended until January 30, 2018 in order to allow the Ad Hoc Committee to provide its final recommendations to the Common Council based upon the report of OIR Group."



68. 44446 Accepting the Madison Fiber-to-the-Premises Feasibility Analysis report and recommendations of the Digital Technology Committee.


The report recommended a shared investment and risk model in which the City and a private partner(s) find creative ways to share the capital, operating, and maintenance costs of a broadband network. The evolving structure of this model is referred to as a "Dark FTTP Partnership". The report estimates capital costs to build the city's portion of the network at $149.1M, that would be spread over 3-5 years.


At the same time this study was proceeding, the City pursued a pilot program of bringing fiber to certain neighborhoods including Darbo Worthington to assist the City in understanding feasibility of a robust fiber network.  The pilot program is currently underway. 



72. 44572 Approving a Certified Survey Map of property owned by the City of Madison located at 801-819 E. Washington Avenue; 6th Ald. Dist.


This is the formal process to divide the land between Cosmos and Spark




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