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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 August 29, 2016

August 28, 2016 12:26 AM

Highlights this week include an update on the Garver Feed Mill at Bd of Estimates Monday. Also Monday is a request for reconsideration of the decision of the Plan Commission to place on file 418 Division St. If the vote to reconsider passes, there will be a public hearing on the rezoning and conditional use applications and the PC will vote on the matter again. There is a neighborhood meeting about the development proposal by the Salvation Army for 630 E Washington on Tuesday. On Wednesday, I am holding a meeting with MNA to discuss relocating buses to Willy St and traffic and parking impacts. And on Thursday there will be a neighborhood meeting about the Cosmos/Spark proposal on the 800 South Block of E Washington. Finally there are details about upcoming neighborhood meetings at the end of the email.   

Monday August 29, 2016
Board of Estimates
4:30p room 260 MMB

15. 43886 Resolution to execute contract with Graham Baba Architects for up to $105,000 to provide site planning and architectural design services for the Madison Public Market. 

16. 43787 SUBSTITUTE-Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a contract without a competitive selection process for architectural and engineering design services for the public development portion of the Judge Doyle Square (JDS) project with the Lothan Van Hook DeStefano Architecture LLC (LVDA) Team ______________, the same firm(s) team to be used by Beitler Real Estate Services LLC. 

17. 43296 SUBSTITUTE - Declaring the City of Madison's Intent to Identify Operations Funding for a Permanent Comprehensive Day Resource Center. 

18. 43976 Authorizing the Mayor, Police Chief and the City Clerk to sign a contract with the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) to provide Educational Resource Officers for the four MMSD high schools for a three-year term, through the 2018-2019 school year 
This item was introduced directly to The Board of Estimates and not referred by the Common Council. 

21. 43834 Update on the Garver Feed Mill  - notice given that the item may go into CLOSED SESSION

Monday August 29
Plan Commission
5:45p room 201 CCB

Note: Items 7 and 8 were previously before the Plan Commission on August 8, 2016, and following a public hearing, were placed on file without prejudice as outlined in the minutes of that meeting. 

The requests have been placed on the agenda for the purposes of reconsideration, as requested by an eligible member of the Plan Commission, and a new public hearing has been noticed. In the event that a motion to reconsider is successful, the Plan Commission should open a new public hearing and take new actions on these matters. 

7. 43648 Creating Section 28.022 - 00246 of the Madison General Ordinances to change the zoning of property located at 418 Division Street, 6th Aldermanic District, from TE (Traditional Employment) District to TSS (Traditional Shopping Street) District to demolish industrial building to construct 29-unit apartment building. 

8. 44126 Reconsideration of a demolition permit and conditional use (ID 43416) to allow demolition of an industrial building and construction of an apartment building containing 31 units at 418 Division Street; 6th Ald

Upcoming Matters - Sept 19
- 2725 Atwood Avenue - Conditional Use - Convert existing accessory building into accessory dwelling unit 


Tuesday August 30
Room Tax Commission
12p room 260 MMB

2. 44228 Discussion of Olbrich Botanical Gardens 

The State of Wisconsin changed statutes regarding room tax allocations and percentages the city can use for the general fund. In response the the change in law, the city has created a Room Tax Commission to review and approve disbursements of money collected from local room taxes. The discretionary amount Madison can spend has dropped from 37% to 30%. The Mayor and Finance Director have proposed using room tax funding for the Henry Vilas Zoo and Olbrich Gardens. There will be some in the hospitality industry who will oppose using the room tax to help pay for these destinations...  

Tuesday August 30
Neighborhood Meeting- Salvation Army Development proposal 630 E Washington
7p room D240 Downtown MATC 211 S Carroll St

Alder Ledell Zellers (D2) is holding a neighborhood meeting to review the development proposal by the Salvation Army to demolish the building on their site and construct a six-story building. The intent is to continue the current services including an overnight shelter for single women and families, medical and dental services and offices. They will also be applying for WHEDA tax credits to help construct 66 units of affordable and market rate housing. ?

It is not clear to me at this time if any of the services will be relocated to their facility at 3030 Darbo Drive in the Worthington Park neighborhood during construction.

Wednesday August 31
Street Use Staff Committee
10a room 108 CCB

Willy St Fair Sept 17-18, East High Homecoming Parade Sept 23, Great Midwest Marijuana Harvest Festival Oct 1-2 and lots more events where streets are closed...

Wednesday August 31
City-County Homeless Issues Committee
6:30p room 354 CCB

Wednesday August 31
Neighborhood Meeting: Parking, Safety & Buses - Community Planning 
6:30p Immanuel Lutheran Church 1021 Spaight St

I am hosting a meeting with MNA to have a community discussion about the potential permanent relocation of buses to Williamson St. This will be a facilitated meeting with a small group discussion format. I have sent a mailing to nearby property owners and MNA has flyered the area.  Metro and other city staff will be in attendance.

The Transit and Parking Commission and Madison Metro are conducting a study of the feasibility of continuing service on Williamson once the Jenifer St reconstruction project is completed. They will be collecting data from residents, business and commercial property owners, bus riders and other interested parties to inform their decision. Metro will be scheduling a public information meeting on Monday September 26 at 7p at WilMar and have launched an online survey available at  
I have been forwarding emails containing comments about the bus relocation to Metro to include as part of the public record. I appreciate getting your comments but you can also share feedback with Metro, online at or call the Metro customer service center at 608-266-4466 or send an email to


Thursday Sept 1
Madison Local Food Committee
4:30p room 300 MMB

Updates on the Madison Public Market including the draft recommendations from the Market District subcommittee.

Thursday Sept 1
Neighborhood Meeting - Cosmos and Spark development proposal
7p at 945 E Washington (enter from rear parking lot accessed from Brearly St)

Gebhardt Development and American Family Insurance Company are proposing to redevelop the last remaining parcel of the former Don Miller car dealership on the 800 South Block of E Washington Ave. The proposal includes an eight-story office building that will include the StartingBlock entreprenuerial hub, a 2500 seat concert venue and additional office and retail space.

Upcoming Meetings

Wed Sept 7 - 4:30p Urban Design Commission review of Cosmos/Spark

Wed Sept 7 - 7:15p Neighborhood meeting: Fuegos Steak and Tapas seeks a Class B combo license for 904-906 Willy St, meeting at Luke House 310 S Ingersoll

Thur Sept 8 - 6:30p Neighborhood meeting: Stateline Distillery seeks a conditional use permit to open a tasting room at 1413 Northern Court, meeting at Bethany Evangelical Church 301 Riverside

Mon Sept 19 - 7p Neighborhood meeting: Alma Latina restaurant seeks a Class B combo license at 117 S Butler, meeting at 117 S Butler

Wed Sept 21 - Alcohol License Review Committee 5:30p room 201 CCB. The ALRC will review the license applications for Fuegos and Alma Latina


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