City of

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 21, 2019

January 20, 2019 9:51 PM

Highlights: No snow emergency has been declared. The Streets Division will plow all City of Madison Streets beginning January 19. All Madison streets should have had their initial plowing within 14 to 16 hours, though plowing operations are expected to continue until noon on Sunday, January 20. Thank you for shoveling your sidewalks and clearing out around nearby fire hydrants. If possible, please help your neighbors who may not be able to remove the snow. Snow and ice that cannot be removed must be treated with sand and/or salt to provide traction. Free sand is available at the following locations:

Monday January 21, 2019

34th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Observance

Overture Center for the Arts
Freedom sing-in at 5 PM. Program begins 6 PM.

Program features MLK Community Choir, presentation of the MLK Humanitarian Award by County Executive Joe Parisi and Mayor Paul Soglin and keynote speaker Cheryl Brown Henderson
Brown v. Board of Education Originator & Civil Rights Activist. There is no cost to attend, and tickets are not required.

Tuesday January 22

Common Council Executive Committee

4:30p room 108 CCB


5. 54147 CHARTER Amending Section 3.055 of the Madison General Ordinances to transfer the functions of the City Treasurer to the Finance Director.


6. 54146 Creating Section 4.01(7) of the Madison General Ordinances to transfer the office of City Treasurer to the Finance Department and make the Finance Director the City Treasurer.


7. 54445 Update: MPD Policy & Procedures Ad Hoc Review Committee (1/22/19) - Co-Chairs Keith Findley and/or Tom Brown · The Current Status of All OIR Recommendations · Confirmation of plans for final Drafts and Deadlines · Update on Community input, comments and postings/recommendations


8. 54444 Update: Task Force on Structure of City Government (1/22/19) - City Attorney Mike May Attachments: 1/22/19 CCEC Update TFOGS_May.pdf


Tuesday January 22

Common Council

6:30p room 201 CCB


1. 54381 Recognizing Stone House Development, Inc. and T. Wall Enterprises for including solar in recent downtown developments. Sponsors: Ledell Zellers


2. 54439 Presentation: Poetry Recitation by Charles E. Payne - "Madison Flood Prose"


10. 53818 Creating Section 10.056(2)(f), amending Sections 10.056(6)(a), (b), (d), (i), (o), 10.056(11), and 10.056(12)(a) of the Madison General Ordinances creating and modifying the standards of issuance for street use permits, creating the Downtown Zone and authorizing policies for permits in that zone, and allowing a permit to be cancelled prior to an event in case of emergency. Recommended Action on Legislative File No. 53818: Additional Referral to Transportation Policy & Planning Board


19. 54213 Approving State / Municipal Financial Agreement for Project I.D. 5400-00-02/72 for the S. Blair Street/John Nolen Drive Intersection and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute this agreement with the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation for construction cost sharing, plan development and State design review costs. (4th & 6th ADs)


The proposed resolution authorizes an agreement with the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation for the reconstruction of the S. Blair Street/John Nolen Drive Intersection.  Funding is included in the 2019 adopted capital budget and CIP within the Engineering Major Streets-Blair/John Nolen Intersection project. Total project cost is estimated to be $2,374,000 which includes $2,119,890 of federal funds and $254,150 of GO Borrowing with construction planned for 2021.  The federal funds have been secured through the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP).


24. 54290 Reapproving Plans, Specifications, And Schedule Of Assessments For S. Bryan Street, Daley Drive, James Street and Thorp Street Reconstruction District 2018 for the purpose of adding shoreline protection to the proposed project. (6th AD)


29. 53933 Authorizing an Amendment to RES-17-00664, Authorizing the Execution of a Development Agreement with Garver Feed Mill, LLC, to modify the Closing Conditions for Lot 2 and amend the Environmental Responsibilities. (6th A.D.)


31. 53955 SECOND SUBSITUTE-Amending the City's 2019 Operating Budget to transfer $165,000 from the Contingent Reserve to the Community Development Division authorizing a sole source contract with Tree Lane Apartments LLC, for the purpose of helping to fund services designed to enhance the safety, security and well-being of residents living in and around the Tree Lane Apartments property.


38. 54141 Amending Resolution Enactment Nos. RES-18-00069 and RES-18-00399, which authorize a lease with the Town of Blooming Grove for space within the building located at 3325 Thurber Avenue for use as an artist studio.


43. 54181 Amending the 2019 Sanitary Sewer Utility Capital Budget and Engineering Major Streets Capital Budget to convert $250,000 of existing Sewer Revenue Bond appropriation to Sewer Utility Reserve appropriation in the Sewer Reconstruction program and transfer to the Reconstruction Streets program to fund a pilot program to install sewer backwater valves to properties upon request.


50. 54219 SUBSTITUTE: Approving the provision of up to $150,000 in 2019 Emerging Opportunities Program (EOP) funds to specified organizations and authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to enter into agreements with those organizations to implement the designated projects.


51. 54220 Amending the 2019 Adopted Parks Division Capital Budget and Authorizing the execution of a Purchase and Sale Agreement between the City of Madison and Wisconsin Medical Society, Inc. for the City's acquisition of two parcels of land located at 330 and 342 East Lakeside Street for assemblage with Olin Park.


52. 54222 Authorizing extending the City's contract with Hope Community Capital for Consulting Services to secure New Markets Tax Credits for the Madison Public Market. 49. 54211 Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a contract for Purchase of Services (Architect) with Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd. to provide professional architectural and engineering design services and construction administration services for the design and construction of the Madison Public Market. (12th AD)


55. 54228 Approving the Collaboration Agreement between the City of Madison and the Madison Public Market Foundation, providing a $250,000 grant to the Madison Public Market Foundation, and directing staff to move forward with creating an operating agreement and lease.


56. 54230 Approving the Scope of Services for the Cooperative Enterprise Development Program for 2019 and creating an Executive Board for the Madison Cooperative Development Coalition.


57. 54234 Authorizing the noncompetitive purchase of more than $25,000 in goods from SiteOne Landscape Supply Holding LLC as a sole source provider of chemicals and supplies to be used for EAB mitigation in 2019.


58. 54244 Awarding up to $1,185,000 in Federal HOME funds to Madison Development Corporation and Wisconsin Partnership for Housing Development to help finance the development of affordable housing, and up to $400,000 in Federal CDBG funds to Irwin A Robert D Goodman Center to support capital improvements, as the recommended outcome of a competitive RFP process conducted by the Community Development Division; and authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to enter into agreements with those agencies to implement the specified development projects.


63. 53917 Adopting the Oscar Mayer Area Strategic Assessment Report, dissolving the Oscar Mayer Strategic Assessment Committee, and authorizing the development of the Oscar Mayer Area Special Area Plan.


72. 53968 Amending Section 33.24(15)(e)3. of the Madison General Ordinances to change the maximum allowable height of the street façade for Block 4a from 3 stories to 4 stories and the minimum and maximum setback on North-South Streets from 5-10 to 7-10. Sponsors: Ledell Zellers




78. 54388 Authorizing an execution of a lease with Madison Freewheel Bicycle Co. at 216 S. Pinckney Street for the operation of the Madison Bicycle Center on Block 88.


83. 54417 Authorizing the City Engineer to make certain assurances to secure federal disaster funding arising from the 2018 flooding.


95. 54455 Chief of Police 4th Quarter Update: Chief Mike Koval, Madison Police Department (1/22/19) Attachments: Chief Koval's Quarterly Update 2018 4Q.pdf 


96. 54454 Amending Section 2.205 of the Madison General Ordinances to provide for a two (2) year term for the Common Council President and Common Council Vice President, and amending Section 33.13(1) of the Madison General Ordinances to make conforming changes to the terms of the Common Council Executive Committee. Sponsors: Samba Baldeh and Sheri Carter


Wednesday January 23

Transportation Commission

5p room 206 MMB


F.5. 54418 To establish a monthly permit parking rate for the Livingston Street Garage


G.2. 54386 BRT Update


G.4. 54420 Neighborhood Traffic Management Program List


Three speed humps for Spaight St between Baldwin and Rogers St.


Wednesday January 23

Community Services Commission

5:30p Madison Water Utility 119 E Olin Ave


2. 54202 Authorizing a non-competitive service contract with Anesis Center Marriage and Family Therapy, LLC for mental health case management and community programming for Southeast Asian elders and individuals with mental health needs of up to $115,000 from the adopted 2019 City of Madison Operating Budget of the Community Development Division. Anesis Center for Marriage and Family Therapy LLC Non-Competitive Selection Request - CC Approval Required January 2019.pdf 1/7/19 Southeast Asian Elders Letter_D5.pdf 1/9/19 Roger Garms Letters_D5.pdf 1/13/19 Myra McNair Email_D5.pdf 1/14/19 Karen Mendendez Coller Email_D5.pdf 1/15/19 Hnub Yang Email_D5.pdf Attachments:


3. 54296 Update on Neighborhood Center Funding Process


Wednesday, January 23
6:00  to 8:00 P.M.
Festival Foods - Community Room, 810 East Washington Ave.

Madison Parks Division is holding a public information meeting to get your input on making improvements to Burr Jones Park. Potential changes include revisions to the parking lot, improved athletic fields, additional bicycle parking, changes to the basketball court and the addition of an athletic field lighting system.

If you have questions or comments but are unable to attend the meeting, please contact Mike Sturm at (608) 267-4921 or


Thursday January 24

Urban Forestry Taskforce

12:30p room 103A CCB


51042 Status of Task Force City of Madison


53168 Formulating Recommendations, Action Plan, and Long-term Departmental Strategy DISCUSSION OF DRAFT FINAL REPORT


Thursday January 24

Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee

5p room 111 MMB


1.54446 Presentation of Consultant's Recommendations on Historic Preservation Ordinance Revisions – with tracked changes


2. 54447 Discussion of Consultant's Recommendations


3. 54448 Discussion of Next Steps and Schedule


The next phase promises to be intense. With the April 2 election, two of the alders on the committee will not be seeking re-election. A third alder recently resigned effective Feb 5 because she moved out of her district, an appointment will be made.


Friday January 25

Presidents Work Group to Develop City Wide Surveillance equipment and data management policies

12p room 153 MMB


5. 52839 Information: Madison Water Utility use of surveillance equipment 

6. 53993 Discussion: Draft APM on Use of Surveillance Technology Attachments: DRAFT APM Use of Surveillance Technology (11/2018).pdf

7. 53997 Discussion: Spreadsheet on City Surveillance Equipment / Data Management Attachments: Departmental Surveillance Policies (12/4/18).pdf

8. 54440 Discussion: Draft Policy Development


Upcoming Meetings


East Side Progressives Mayoral Candidates Forum

Sunday January 27th starting at 6:30 pm-8:15

Lake Edge Lutheran Church, 4032 Monona Drive

Representative Melissa Sargent will be asking the five mayoral candidates, who responded to the invite, questions from ESP and also written questions from the audience as time permits.

Co-hosted by Northside Action Team and 350 Climate Action Team

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