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District 6

Alder Marsha A. Rummel

Alder Marsha A. Rummel

Alder Marsha A. Rummel

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 January 23, 2017

January 22, 2017 9:55 PM

Highlights: Monday at Board of Estimates - the purchase and sale agreement with MGE for the public parking structure at Livingston and E Main; a review of the proposed TIF exception for 134 S Fair Oaks for Stonehouse Development proposed affordable housing project, and a staff update on Garver. The Sustainable Madison Committee will get a look at several of the plans in the works (comp plan update, transportation plan, and its own energy plan). The Plan Commission will take a look at the Cosmos proposal for 8 stories, a conditional use for Gail Ambrosius to make chocolate in their new location, and a zoning text change to the TSS that would allow drive through sales windows underneath buildings. The Darbo-Worthington-Starkweather plan process is nearing the end and city staff will make recommendations at an Open House starting at 6p at Hawthorne Library. That's just Monday!

Monday January 23, 2017

Board of Estimates

4:30p room 354 CCB


13. 45662 Approve the Connect Madison Economic Development Strategy as the City's Economic Development Plan and to direct City Staff and the Economic Development Committee to move forward with implementation.


14. 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. 


17. 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. 




18. 45235 TIF Policy exception to 55% Gateway Policy for Stone House Development at 134 S Fair Oaks


20. 45751 Garver - Staff Update, Discussion and Direction from BOE

Monday January 23

Sustainable Madison Committee

4:30 room 103A CCB


1. 44190 Planning Division staff update on Comprehensive Plan - Imagine Madison


2. 45285 Adopting Madison in Motion as the City of Madison's long-range transportation system plan, policy framework and resource for future transportation investments, as a supplement to the City of Madison Comprehensive Plan


3. 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. 


6. 44959 Street Tree Policies.


This is one of the most interesting city committees lately. I know several residents have been attending the Street Tree subcommittee meetings in recognition of its key role in improving the urban tree canopy.

Monday January 23

Plan Commission

5:30 room 201 CCB


9. 45556 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.

ALERT: Read the staff report "Z text memo" for what this would allow on Williamson and Atwood. I don't support adding a new conditional use category that will allow auto drive up windows under new buildings in the TSS zoning districts and agree with the staff report. If you want to share your opinion, please email Heather Stouder by 3p Monday to make sure the PC gets your comments at their desk,


15. 45531 Consideration of a conditional use in the TE (Traditional Employment) zoning district to allow construction of an up to eight-story commercial/ office building containing 152,925 square feet of floor area at 801 E. Washington Avenue in Urban Design Dist. 8. 

Staff report: The Planning Division believes that the proposed Cosmos retail/ office/ entertainment complex at 801 E. Washington Avenue can meet the standards for conditional use approval, including standard #12 regarding height in excess of that allowed in the district. The eight-story building is generally well designed and complies with the requirements in Urban Design District 8 and with the recommendations for the subject site in the East Rail Corridor Plan, East Washington Avenue Capitol Gateway Corridor Plan, and Comprehensive Plan, including recommended building heights and required setbacks and stepbacks. 

I support 8 stories on E Washington and agree with the comments in the staff report. 


16. 45462 Consideration of a conditional use for limited production and processing for a food and related goods sales business at 2083 Atwood Avenue; 6th Ald. Dist.

Staff report: The Planning Division believes that if the limited processing operations are well?managed, this proposal should not result in significant impacts to the surrounding properties. Factors such as the limited scale of production; the limited hours of operation; and the anticipated limited odors and noise generated during the production process are anticipated to result in limited impacts to surrounding properties. The Plan Commission retains continuing jurisdiction over this conditional use, meaning that should complaints be filed, the Plan Commission could take further action on this conditional use as allowed in MGO Section 28.183(9)(d).   At the time of report writing, staff was not aware of any neighborhood concerns related to this request.  

Gail Ambrosius is moving her chocolate making business across the street and since she opened 10 years ago the zoning code has changed and requires a conditional use for limited production uses like candymaking. I support this conditional use.

Monday January 23

Darbo-Worthington-Starkweather Plan Open House 

6-7:30p Hawthorne Library

This Community Open House will focus on plan strategies for the study area. Childcare, Interpretations, and light snacks will be available.

It has been just over a year since the work began to update the Darbo-Worthington-Starkweather (DWS) Neighborhood Plan. Public input has been gathered throughout the planning process.  Joining Forces for Families, East Madison, Goodman, and Salvation Army Centers, Mentoring Positives,  SASY, Women of Worthington, Lowell, O'Keffee and East High, to name a few,  have been supportive in helping us reach residents.  We are grateful for East Planning Council, SASY, Union Triangle, and Worthington Park Neighborhood Associations for engaging neighbors in this planning effort. All the public input received can be reviewed on the project website.

Now it is time to end the planning process and gear up for the implementation of the plan. Come, invite your neighbors and participate in this last stage of the DWS planning process.


Tuesday January 24

Ped Bike Motor Vehicle Commission

5p room 201 CCB


E.3. 45284 Determining a Public Purpose and Necessity and adopting a Relocation Order for the acquisition of land interests required for the construction and maintenance of a portion of the Demetral Park Path, a new shared-use (bicycle and pedestrian) path from E. Johnson Street at Pennsylvania Avenue to connect to the existing path in Demetral Park. Located in part of the NE ¼ of the SW ¼ of Section 6, T7N, R10E. (12th AD) 


E.4. 45350 Stating the City of Madison's Locally Preferred Alternative of Converting Stoughton Road (Highway 51) to an Urban Boulevard Within the Madison City Limits. 

Staff memo: WISDOT is currently updating the corridor traffic model--considering new traffic, population, and socioeconomic data. They plan to have this work complete in early 2017. Their schedule is as follows: 

• Summer 2017 - Public Involvement Meeting anticipated 

• Winter 2017/2018 - Draft EIS (DEIS) anticipated to be completed 

• Winter 2017/2018 - Public Hearing on DEIS anticipated 

• Fall 2018 o Final EIS (FEIS) o Record of Decision (ROD) anticipated 

Transportation projects are subject to a variety of regulations including but not limited to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act (WEPA)


F.1. 45740 Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (NTMP) List Approval

F.2. 45742 Review and Approve Signal Review and Priority List

No District 6 streets on the proposed lists this year.

Wednesday January 25

Urban Design Commission

4:30p room 351 CCB


4. 45612 200 South Pinckney Street (Block 88 & Block 105) - Judge Doyle. 4th Ald. Dist. Owner: Beitler Real Estate Services, LLC Applicant: James R. DeStefano, Lothan Van Hook DeStefano Architecture, LLC/Chris Oddo, InSite Consulting Architects, LLC Informational Presentation


Thursday January 26

Mayor's Retreat Strategic Planning & Goal Setting with the Common Council and City Managers

5p Monona Terrace Hall of Ideas rooms F&G


Please note that a possible quorum exists of the Common Council at a retreat being held by Mayor Soglin to develop a Strategic Framework that will serve as the roadmap for driving the outcomes most important to residents. The retreat will also be used to develop citywide goals allowing the city to develop strategies focused on advancing those goals and monitoring progress through measurable data.


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