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Alder Marsha A. Rummel

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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 March 13, 2017

March 12, 2017 9:35 PM

Highlights: Last week the Common Council approved the proposal by BKM LLC for the Olbrich Biergartern. I appreciate all the comments I received, both pro and con. The Mayor decided not to veto the proposal. In a letter to the Council he writes "I do plan to review with staff a considerable number of issues this project raised regarding the use of the parks, zoning of parks, privatization, placemaking, and monetization of public property," and he goes on to say the final lease agreement may address some of his concerns. On Monday, the Board of Estimates  takes up the use agreement for Rutabaga paddesports proposal for the Olbrich Beach House,  a contract for programming initiatives on State St, stormwater treatment of Starkweather Creek at the Voit Farm, update to the Sustainable Madison Plan (thanks for all the emails), a collection agreement for room taxes for local AirBnB owners, and the latest update on the Garver Feed Mill. Also Monday is a neighborhood meeting to gather feedback on the potential to construct affordable housing at the Messner's site, it's a D2 meeting but anyone interested is welcome to attend. The ALRC will review the new license for High Noon Saloon on Wednesday. Cathy Dethmers will be missed (thank you Cathy!)  but I believe the Franks will honor her vision. The MPD Policy and Procedure Review Committee meets on Thursday. The consultant, the OIR group, will be on hand to provide an update. They have created a short survey- please take it

Monday March 13, 2017

Sustainable Madison Committee - Street Tree Working Group

10a Goodman Maintenance Facility 1402 Wingra Creek Parkway

1. Street Tree Policies

Monday March 13

Board of Estimates 

4:30p room 354 CCB


23. 46360 Authorizing the City to execute a use agreement with Rutabaga Paddlesports LLC to conduct rental, instructional, non-alcoholic concession and other recreational activities at the Olbrich Park Beach House for the years 2017-2023.


This resolution authorizes up to a 7-year agreement with Rutabaga Paddlesports LLC at Olbrich Park. The agreement will set forth the terms and conditions upon which the City will allow Rutabaga Paddlesports LLC to conduct water sport equipment rental and instructional programs, run day camps, sell non-alcoholic concession products, and related products at the Olbrich Park beach house. Rutabaga Paddlesports, LLC will pay the City an anticipated $40,400 over the seven (7) years of the agreement and make a minimum of $5,000 in capital improvements to the City's facilities. These revenues will be recognized in the Parks Division Operating Budget. 


24. 46033 SUBSTITUTE - Appropriating $50,000 from the 2017 Planning Division Operating Budget and Authorizing the City of Madison to enter into a contract with the Madison Central Business Improvement District (BID) for $50,000 to fund the continuation of the Downtown Activities Program focused on existing plazas around the Capitol Square and State Street (2nd, 4th and 8th AD).


The City would like the BID to continue programming opportunities both at the "Top of State" as well as other existing open space and plazas along State Street and the Capitol Square, including, but not limited to, Rotary Plaza, Lisa Link Peace Park, North Frances Plaza, and the intersection of State Street Mall and the Library Mall.


29. 46296 Amending the 2017 Capital Budget of Stormwater Utility and Authorizing the City of Madison, through the City Engineer, to accept Dane County Urban Water Quality grant awards in the amounts of $475,000 for the Starkweather Creek Stormwater Treatment Project.


The Stormwater Utility Capital Budget includes $300,000 for design of a Coagulant Stormwater Treatment System in 2017 and $5,000,000 for construction of that system in 2019; the amendment increases the 2017 Capital Budget of Stormwater Utility by $475,000 funded by a Dane County Grant.


33. 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.


In the adopted 2017 capital budget Engineering-Facilities Management has budgeted $750,000 for renewable energy and energy efficient installations via the Sustainability Improvements program funded by GO Borrowing. This resolution authorizes the updating of the Energy and Carbon Goals in the Sustainable Madison Plan by assigning up to $250,000 of that budgeted funding to develop a plan for city operations to achieve goals of 100% renewable energy and net-zero carbon emissions. Funding would be used for third-party expertise required to develop a plan. 


36. 46211 Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a Voluntary Collection Agreement with Airbnb, Inc. for the purpose of collecting room tax payments from Airbnb hosts in the City of Madison.


The proposed resolution authorizes a voluntary agreement between the City of Madison and Airbnb to collect room tax payments from hosts. Based on recent data collected from Airbnb there are currently 400 active hosts within the City of Madison. Each host has earned an average of $5,100 from renting their space. Based on current listings it is estimated collecting room taxes from these hosts would result in $183,000 in potential room tax revenue. 


42. 46445 Garver Feed Mill update


Notice for closed session. The Baum team has secured $10M in new market tax credits which nets the Garver rehab project $2.5M in equity.  The next step is to finalize the land use agreements for the Garver building and the area for the microlodges,  the new storage building for Olbrich Botanical Gardens and to begin work to stabiliize the brick.


Monday March 13

Neighborhood meeting- potential redevelopment of Messner's site for affordable housing

5:30p Christ Presbyterian Church 944 E Gorham St


Dane County is interested in facilitating redevelopment of County owned parcels at 1314, 1318, and 1326 E. Washington Avenue (former Messner site) for mixed income housing that includes units affordable for extremely and very low income families as well as some market rate units.  The County plans to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) to select a developer.  Part of the process is to consider neighborhood input and recommendations for terms to be included in the RFP. The selected project will also have to go through the City development review process. Please join 2nd District Alder Ledell Zellers and County Board Supervisor Heidi Wegleitner for a neighborhood meeting to hear about the County's RFP process, to ask questions, and to provide your ide?as.


Wednesday March 15

Street Use Staff Commission

10a room 108 CCB


MADISON PEOPLE'S CLIMATE MARCH Sat, April 22, 2017, 2:30-5:00pm Route: Capitol to MG&E

March for environmental and social justice. Sierra Club Beyond Coal Campaign


20TH ANNUAL WORT BLOCK PARTY Sunday, May 21, 2017, 7:00am - 8:00pm 200 block of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd Annual fund raising event for WORT. Back Porch Radio Broadcasting, Inc. 


MAXWELL STREET DAYS Friday, July 14 - Sunday, July 16, 2017 6:30am - 7:30pm (daily) 100-600 State Street, 711 State - University Book Store, 200 Block N. Henry Sidewalk/Street Sale Greater State Street Business Association


Wednesday March 15

Special Board of Estimates meeting

4:30p room 103A CCB


This meeting has been scheduled to take up the following resolution: Amending the 2017 Capital Budget to Increase by $6 million the Funding Authorization for the Judge Doyle Public Parking Garage Project in Block 88.

Wednesday March 15

Alcohol License Review Committee
5:30p room 201 CCB

20. 46245 Public Hearing - New License High Noon Saloon, LLC • dba High Noon Saloon 701 E. Washington Ave • Agent: Fred Frank • Estimated Capacity: 400 Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 94% alcohol, 3% food, 3%

Thursday March 16
MPD Policy & Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee
5:30p Urban League of Greater Madison 2222 S Park St

1. 39523 Presentation by UW Professors Herman Goldstein and Cecilia Klingele on "Refining the Police Function in a Democratic Society" including question and answer with committee members 


2. 39530 Update from OIR, Michael Gennaco and staff, on meetings with community groups, city agencies, data gathered and on future work processes, priorities, and time line link to the survey



Celebrate Earth Day with your neighbors and friends by volunteering to clean up your local park! Join this community-wide volunteer effort to make a difference. Earth Day Challenge Projects are held all throughout the city with locations listed below. Volunteers may assist with trash pickup, raking, weeding, and removing sticks. We will supply gloves, garbage bags and rakes. Rakes at each park will be based on the number of volunteers participating. Register ?
Earth Day Challenge
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Time: 10 am - 12 pm
Location: Various City Parks

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