Alder Marsha A. Rummel
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
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 March 19, 2018
Highlights: In a separate update, I will share a summary of the Plan Commission's response last Monday to Marquette neighbors, MNA, and my request to change the Future Land Use maps for the Imagine Madison comp plan update. Overall the Plan Commission agreed the majority of the neighorhood's proposed changes. Congrats to all for your work! The fate of Confederate Monuments in Forest Hill Cemetery will be at Landmarks on Monday. At Plan Commission on Monday, the conditional use for outdoor seating for Tiny's Tap House will be reviewed. Also Monday is the first of two meetings of the Task Force on Government Structure this week. There is a second meeting on Friday. For introduction at Tuesday's Council meeting is an ordinance creating an obligation to maintain historic properties that I have been working on for several months. On Wednesday, the ALRC will consider the I/0 Arcade Bar application, see below for my recommendations. The MPD Policy and Procedures Ad Hoc Committee continues it review of the OIR report, MPD's response and their report to the Common Council.
Monday March 19, 2018
Committee on the Environment
4:30p room 108 CCB
50582 Environmental Components of the Monroe Street Reconstruction A presentation by Phil Gaebler of City Engineering
50962 Ongoing Water Quality Initatives Update An update on salt and phosphorus reduction initiatives by Phil Gaebler of City Engineering
50584 YaharaWINs Video Discussion http://www.madsewer.org/Programs-Initiatives/Yahara-WINs
Monday March 19
5p room 103A
1. 50887 1115 Rutledge Street - Exterior Alteration in the Third Lake Ridge Hist. Dist.; 6th Ald. Dist
2. 50889 1224 Spaight Street - Exterior Alteration in the Third Lake Ridge Hist. Dist.; 6th Ald. Dist.
4. 50780 Draft Public Engagement Strategy for the Historic Preservation Plan
5. 50931 Landmarks Commission 2017 Annual Report
6. 48643 Establishing a Plan for the Confederate Monuments in Forest Hill Cemetery. Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin
EOC recommended to remove the monument. Board of Park Commissioners said it should stay.
7. 47837 Landmarks Commission Historic Preservation Plan Status Report
9. 49999 Buildings Proposed for Demolition - 2018 - 2901 Atwood Ave
Monday March 19
5:30p room 201 CCB
10. 50428 Consideration of a conditional use to convert building at 308 S. Paterson Street into tavern with outdoor eating area on zoning lot with adjacent restaurant-nightclub with outdoor recreation at 852 Williamson Street; Third Lake Ridge Historic Dist.; 6th Ald. Dist.
Staff report: The applicant requests approval of a major alteration to an existing conditional use to add an outdoor eating area to an existing restaurant-tavern (Tiny's Tap House), located at 308 S. Paterson Street and 852 Williamson Street, with intent to serve both food and beverage (including alcoholic beverages) in this area. Note: the subject site for this application is considered one zoning lot and is comprised of two lots: 852 Williamson Street and 308 S. Paterson Street. These two properties are considered to be one zoning lot due to the fact that the sand volleyball court, which is classified as an outdoor recreational use by the zoning code, straddles the properties' shared lot line. Therefore, as the Wisco restaurant-nightclub (located on the 852 Williamson Street) already has a conditional use for their outdoor eating area, the current conditional use request before the Plan Commission for Tiny's Tap House's outdoor eating area is considered a major alteration to an existing conditional use.
...The applicant requests a capacity of 15-20 persons for the outdoor eating area. While the final details of the seating plan and capacity will ultimately need to be approved by the City's Building Inspection, the Common Council approved a liquor license (File ID# 49637) following the recommendation of the Alcohol License Review Committee (ALRC). That approval was subject to the following conditions: 1) Sunday - Thursday Hours of Operation are 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Friday and Saturday Hours of Operation are 3:00 pm to 2:00 am; 2) Outdoor patio lighting must be below the fence and facing down; 3) The bar will have a maximum capacity of 30; and 4) No amplified music on patio. It is understood that the capacity of 15-20 persons for the outdoor eating area is included within the 30-person capacity approved by the ALRC. The applicant will therefore need to monitor the total capacity of the facility during operation (both inside the building as well as in the outdoor eating area) to ensure compliance. The applicant requests the same hours as those approved by the ALRC for the restaurant-tavern.
Alder comments: I supported the license approval in early January for Tiny's Tap House and now the Plan Commission is reviewing the conditional use for the outdoor patio area in the rear of the building. I sent a letter to the Plan Commission requesting they change the weekend patio hours from 2a on Friday and Saturday to 11p. As a result of years of discussion with neighbors, I don't support backyard patios when they abut residences and agree in general that all new proposals for outdoor patios should close by 10ap on weeknights and 11p on weekends. But I recognize the staff report recommends approval and MNA wrote a letter in support of the patio and the proposed hours. If the Plan Commission intends to approve the conditional use, then I want them to reduce the patio hours for Friday and Saturday. I also requested that conditions #1 and #2 in the staff report be altered to delete the sentence in each condition that allows modifications of patio hours and capacity as minor alterations. I believe we should have a transparent public process to review any requested changes to hours and capacity. I don't think the Plan Commission should delegate their authority to administrative review by staff when changes to licensed establishments are proposed that are subject to Conditional Uses.
Monday March 19
Task Force on Structure of City Government
6p room 354 CCB
5 PRESENTATION BY CITY ATTORNEY ON CURRENT CITY OF MADISON STRUCTURE
6 DISCUSSION AND QUESTIONS ON CURRENT STRUCTURE
7 ESTABLISH MEETING SCHEDULE; LIMIT ON CITY CHANNEL COVERAGE
8 USE OF FUNDS BUDGETED FOR TASK FORCE ON STRUCTURE OF CITYGOVERNMENT
9 LANGUAGE TO PUT ON AGENDA FOR MORE OPEN DISCUSSION "THE TASK FORCE MAY SUSPEND THE RULES TO ALLOW FOR PUBLIC
DISCUSSION AND ENGAGEMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS __"
Tuesday March 20
Common Council Executive Committee
4:30p room 103A CCB
5. 50663 Accepting the Report, "Family and Medical Leave Use and Need Among City of Madison Employees".
6. 50760 Amending Section 33.07(6) of the Madison General Ordinances to add additional types of public construction that may be done by the City without submitting the work for public bid.
7. 50700 Update: Task Force on Structure of City Government
8. 50875 Update: President's Work Group to Develop City-Wide Surveillance Equipment and Data Management Policies (3/20/18)
Tuesday March 20
6:30p room 201 CCB
1. 50929 Honoring the Life and Work of Frederick "Fred" Arnold
2. 50934 Commemorating and honoring the life and valor of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his death.
3. 50690 Approving Plans, Specifications, And Schedule Of Assessments For S. Bryan Street, Daley Drive, James Street and Thorp Street Reconstruction District 2018.?
Affected residents received a letter from City Engineering informing them the project will be delayed until 2019.
9. 50364 Creating Section 28.022 -- 00322 of the Madison General Ordinances to change the zoning at property located at 2507 Winnebago Street, 6th Aldermanic District, from PD (GDP) Planned Development (General Development Plan) District to PD (SIP) Planned Development (Specific Implementation Plan) District. Sponsors:
The Grandfamily housing at Union Corners still needs final approval from Urban Design Commission (April 11). It's not unusual for Council to adopt before UDC signs off. Ped Bike Motor Vehicle Committee will review Gorman and Company's request to add angled parking to the south side of Winnebago to help serve the retail that is proposed for the two Carbon apartment buildings (March 27).
I've now had two meetings in the brand new Carbon Community room and met some of our new neighbors. It's been a long journey from July of 2012, when applications for an RFP to be awarded to a master developer for Union Corners were due. Within a few months the Union Corners Ad Hoc Committee composed of alders and city residents reviewed five applications and recommended Gorman to develop the 11 acre site. The Council authorized Gorman's selection in July of 2013 (it took city staff and the Gorman team a while to work through the TIF and project phasing negotiations). A multi-neighborhood steering committee worked with the Gorman team to ensure the General Development Plan reflected the neighborhood vision for the new neighborhood. The General Development plan was approved by the Council in May 2014. It's been almost 5 years since I started working with Gorman on Union Corners. At the beginning of this process, Union Corners it was an empty field. Now we have the UW Clinic, then Carbon, and now Grandfamily is close to approval. The next phase is called Nexus, I don't have details but expect to hold a neighborhood meeting in the next few months. The major change to the project plan is that Red Caboose bought the parcel located across the roundabout from the clinic. Stay tuned for news of their capital campaign. I'm thrilled to have been part of the unfolding of Union Corners.
13. 50930 Supporting the Office of State Treasurer.
The April 3rd Spring Election will include a ballot measure asking voters if they want to remove the Office of the State Treasurer from the Constitution. In the resolution we provide info about the function and role of the office, primarily as the watchdog of the people's money. The members of the Madison Common Council urge residents to vote "NO" on the ballot measure seeking to remove the Office of State Treasurer.
39. 50735 Approving plans and specifications and authorizing the Board of Public Works to advertise and receive bids for Breese Stevens Field - Concession and Restroom Building.
62. 50451 Authorizing the City to execute an agreement with Pontoon Porch LLC to use the surrounding Law Park area, and the nearby Monona Terrace property, for picking-up and dropping-off passengers as part of the operation of User's pontoon boat rental business for the years of 2018-2020.
64. 50637 Funding a MadiSUN Commercial Solar Adoption Program in 2018
77. 50738 Supporting a 2018-2022 Transportation Alternatives Program grant for the Garver Path project.
78. 50757 Authorizing the City's Economic Development Division to submit a grant application for $500,000 to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) Idle Sites Grant program to fund infrastructure costs on the former Oscar Mayer site and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a contract with WEDC to accept Idle Sites Grant funding if it is awarded and a Memorandum of Understanding with the new owners of the former Oscar Mayer site for the use of the funds
80. 50774 Dissolving Tax Incremental District (TID) #32 (Upper State St)
82. 50783 Authorizing the Director of Public Health Madison and Dane County to sign a non-competitive service contract with The Safe Communities Coalition of Madison and Dane County, Inc. for a drug poisoning and opioid harm reduction initiative
83. 50784 Amending the 2018 Police Operating Budget and accepting a $90,000 Beat Patrol Overtime grant, if awarded, from the Wisconsin Department of Justice for a violence reduction initiative using overtime foot patrols
84. 50813 Authorizing the City's Economic Development Division to submit a grant application for $250,000 to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) Community Development Investment Grant program to fund building renovation, demolition, and new construction costs on the former Mautz Paint site and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a contract with WEDC to accept Community Development Investment Grant funding if it is awarded and a Memorandum of Understanding with the owners of the former Mautz Paint site for the use of the funds
85. 50837 Authorizing the Deferral of an $875,000 Equity Participation Payment for the Madison Mark Project in Execution of a Land Use Restriction Agreement to Maintain Affordable Units for an Additional Fifteen Years
87. 50625 Authorizing the City of Madison Planning Division to prepare the Milwaukee Street Special Area Plan.
INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS FOR REFERRAL WITHOUT DEBATE
95. 50890 Amending Section 41.14 of the Madison General Ordinances to create an obligation for property owners in historic districts and next to Landmarks to refrain from engaging in behavior that contributes to the exterior decay of a neighboring property and to create a process for property owners to avoid prosecution for failing to maintain their building if, through no fault of their own, they are being prevented from doing so by a neighbor.
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: The Historic Preservation Ordinance creates an obligation to maintain historic resources, such as landmarks, improvements on a landmark site, or improvements in historic districts. Failure to fulfill those obligations can lead to prosecution for violations and, possibly, to a finding of demolition by neglect. In some cases, such as when a zero lot line is involved, the ability to properly maintain one's property is dependent on the cooperation of the neighboring property owner. If, for example, a neighbor refuses to allow access for maintenance purposes, the property owner who is obligated to maintain their property cannot do so. The Historic Preservation currently has no mechanism to relieve a property owner - at least temporarily - of the duty to maintain in such circumstances.
This ordinance amends Sec. 41.14 to do two things. First, it creates Sec. 41.14(2)(d), which places an obligation on all owners of property in historic districts or on property directly abutting a landmark or landmark site from engaging in behavior that causes or may cause exterior decay or deterioration of a neighboring property. Engaging in such behavior could result in a notice of violation from the Building Inspector. Second, this amendment creates Sec. 41.14(3), which adds a process for property owners who have a duty to maintain their property to request that the Landmarks Commission acknowledge, through a public hearing, that they have made efforts to maintain their property but have been prevented from doing so by a neighbor. Such a finding by the Landmarks Commission would suspend prosecution of that particular alleged violation and could be used by the property owner as a defense if later prosecuted for demolition by neglect.
98. 50919 Creating Section 3.54(25)(b) and renumbering current Section 3.54(25)(b) to (c) of the Madison General Ordinances to provide a stipend to offset the cost of qualifying domestic partner health insurance.
103. 50879 Amending the Master List of Street Names and Designations and amending the City Engineer's Street Numbering Map, referred to in Sections 10.34(2) and 10.35, Madison General Ordinances by designating Richard Davis Lane as the street name for the new public street connection between Webb Avenue and Darbo Drive.
110. 50922 Resolution authorizing a non-competitive purchase of services contract with Mead and Hunt for professional architectural and engineering services for the design of (2019 - Phase 1) Metro Bus Barn Facility Upgrades.
112. 50924 Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute an amendment to the existing Purchase of Services contract (Architect) (#7817) between the City of Madison and Meyer, Scherer, & Rockcastle, Ltd to provide professional architectural and engineering design services for the Olbrich Botanical Gardens Expansion - Project 1.
114. 50935 BY TITLE ONLY - Approving Plans, Specifications and Schedule of Assessments for Winnebago Street, Atwood Avenue and Linden Avenue Assessment District - 2018?
Wednesday March 21
Street Use Staff Team
10a room 108 CCB
1. 50944 MCPIKE PARK DEDICATION CEREMONY We, April 4, 2018, 2:00pm-4:30pm Closure: 200 block of S. Ingersoll St. Dedication ceremony of McPike Park Discuss location, schedule, set up City of Madison Parks Division, Ann Shea
Wednesday March 21
Board of Public Works
4:30p room 108 CCB
10. 50879 Amending the Master List of Street Names and Designations and amending the City Engineer's Street Numbering Map, referred to in Sections 10.34(2) and 10.35, Madison General Ordinances by designating Richard Davis Lane as the street name for the new public street connection between Webb Avenue and Darbo Drive. (6th AD)
11. 50922 Resolution authorizing a non-competitive purchase of services contract with Mead and Hunt for professional architectural and engineering services for the design of (2019 - Phase 1) Metro Bus Barn Facility Upgrades. (6th AD)
13. 50924 Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute an amendment to the existing Purchase of Services contract (Architect) (#7817) between the City of Madison and Meyer, Scherer, & Rockcastle, Ltd to provide professional architectural and engineering design services for the Olbrich Botanical Gardens Expansion - Project 1. (6th AD)
Wednesday March 21
Urban Design Commission
4:30p room 351 CCB
4. 50651 2045 Atwood Avenue - Comprehensive Design Review for "Kennedy Place." 6th Ald. Dist. Owner: Joe Krupp Applicant: Dan Yoder, Sign Art Studio Final Approval is Requested *Referred to the April 11, 2018 Meeting*
Wednesday March 21
Economic Development Committee
5p room GR 27 CCB (enter at 211 S Carroll St)
1. 50950 Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP) Presentation Presentation by Paul Jadin and Michael Gay
Wednesday March 21
Alcohol License Review Committee
5:30p room 201 CCB
25. 50597 Public Hearing - New License I/O Arcade Bar LLC • dba I/O Arcade Bar 720 Williamson St • Agent: Mitchell Turino • Estimated Capacity: 250 Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 80% alcohol, 10% food, 10% other Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 408
About 40 people attended the neighborhood meeting on March 14. Mitchell Turino, the applicant, said his architect had reviewed the 3252 sf space and determined that a realistic capacity is 150, not 250 as originally applied for. He agreed to request a lower capacity at ALRC. Mitchell said he would consider closing at midnight Sunday-Thursday and changing his license application to Class B Beer and Wine only. He said he planned to have two Sundays a month that would be all ages 9 (no alcohol served) from 11a-9p. Michael Metzger, a representative of the property owner, the McGrath Property Group, said the lease would address noise and outdoor uses. Michael said approx 30 surface parking stalls would be available for all retail tenants onsite. Many of the people who spoke expressed support of the concept of a place to gather with friends to play arcade and board games and a place for families. Others expressed relief at news of the lower capacity, feeling it would have less impact on street parking in the 700-800 blocks of Jenifer and were more willing to support. Several asked for earlier closing on weeknights and elimination of serving hard alcohol. I told the McGrath Group rep that as alder I was not likely to support a second alcohol license in the adjacent 3200 sf space, including a restaurant.
I will send a letter to ALRC requesting 1. closing at midnight Sunday-Thursday. 2. Class B combo for beer and wine. 3. Two Sundays a months as nonalcoholic all ages from 11a-9p. 4. Capacity of 150.
Wednesday March 21
City County Homeless Issues Committee
6:30p room 351 CCB
1. 50298 Community Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness (PDF of the current plan attached)
2. 50299 System Gaps Analysis and Recommendations (MUM Gaps Analysis from 2012 attached as reference for discussion)
Thursday March 22
MPD Policy and Procedures Review Ad Hoc Committee
5:30p Urban League of Madison 2222 S Park St
1. 10444 Discuss nature and content of Ad Hoc Committee's report to the Common Council
2. 13099 Review and discussion of OIR's response to request for further details in OIR's Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review Madison Supplemental Final.
3. 14072 Review and discussion of OIR's recommendations found in OIR's Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review
Friday March 23
Task Force on Government Structure
5:30p Goodman Community Center Bolz A 149 Waubesa St
THE TASK FORCE MAY SUSPEND THE RULES TO ALLOW FOR PUBLIC DISCUSSION AND ENGAGEMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS 5 AND 6.
5 PRESENTATION BY RESJI STAFF ON OPTIONS FOR PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
6 DISCUSSION, QUESTIONS AND DECISIONS ON PUBLIC PARTICIPATION MODEL
7 FUTURE MEETINGS OF TASK FORCE
Yes, this is the second meeting of this committee in one week!
Monday March 26 - Blue Agave is applying to change their license to allow more DJ nights. They are hosting a session at the bar, 117 S Butler, at 4p.
Thursday March 29- Garver north plat/Olbrich operations meeting at Olbrich Gardens at 6p
Monday April 9- Atwood reconstruction Public Info Meeting #2 at Olbrich Gardens at 6:30
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