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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 November 27, 2017

November 26, 2017 10:08 PM

Highlights: Update- last week I mentioned a neighborhood meeting RE 210 S Dickinson for 12/4. The meeting has been cancelled. I am tentatively rescheduling for 12/12, I will send out separate email notice and postcard to nearby residents with final date and location. 

At Finance on Monday, the TIF application for 134 S Fair Oaks (the Fair Oaks Nursery site) will be reviewed. On November 13, the Council approved a budget amendment I sponsored to authorize up to $343K in TID 37 funds for the project in the 2018 Capital budget. Since it was adopted in the budget,  it won't be a 15 vote item when it comes to the Council December 5.  Also at Finance is the selection of Arts + Literature Lab as the new operator of commercial space in the soon to be constructed Cap East parking structure on E Main at Livingston. If you are following the potential  sale of the Monona golf course, the Golf Subcommittee meets Tuesday.  The Oscar Mayer Strategic Assessment Committee meets for the first time on Wednesday. Also Wednesday is another meeting for the Historic Preservation Plan - Community Values. Local historic district meetings for Third Lake Ridge and Marquette Bungalows are scheduled for December 7. District 6 is home to three of the city's five historic districts, we need your feedback as we review the local district standards. 

Monday November 27, 2017

Finance Committee

4:30p room 354 CCB


5. 49554 Funding a Residential Solar Group Buy Program in 2018.


The 2018 Adopted Capital Budget includes $750,000 of GO Borrowing within Engineering-Facilities Management for the Sustainability Improvements program. The focus of the program is on implementation of the Madison Sustainability Plan via solar installations and energy efficient upgrades throughout the City. The proposed resolution authorizes a contract with RENEW Wisconsin for the development of a solar group purchasing program at an estimated cost of $32,000. 


17. 49587 Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a development agreement to fund a $322,000 Tax Incremental Finance Loan to 134 Fair Oaks, LLC or its assigns to assist in the development located at 134 S. Fair Oaks Avenue within the boundary of TID #37 (Union Corners).


Staff report: "The Common Council adopted RES-16-00854 authorizing $1,350,000 of Affordable Housing Initiative funds for the project on November 28, 2016. A previous TIF Application for $343,000, requiring a 15-vote amendment to the 2017 Capital Budget, failed to receive enough votes to fund the project in 2017. On November 13, 2017 the Common Council adopted the 2018 Capital Budget which included authorization to provide sufficient funds to provide $322,000 of TIF Loan Assistance to this project, representing 55% of TIF. The second TIF Application was received on October 24, 2017 and the TIF Application fee on November 16, 2017. TIF assistance may be provided to a residential real estate project in which no less than 40% of the units are affordable to households making less than or equal to 40% of Area Median Income, said units made affordable for a period of not less than 30 years. Developer has proposed that 68 of the 80 units (85%) will be made affordable and therefore complies with this standard. The breakdown is as follows: 20% of the affordable units will be set aside for people whose incomes are at/below 30% of the county median income; 40% of the units will be set aside for people whose incomes are at/below 50% of the county median income; and 25% will be set aside for people whose incomes are at/below 60% of county median income."


Alder comments: I am sponsoring this TIF application for affordable housing. The city needs more affordable units to meet the needs of residents. Per 2017 HUD guidelines: the Dane County area median income (AMI) is $85,200 (half make more, half make less...). The numbers that follow are 80% of the AMI per size of household from 1-> 8 persons. HUD defines affordability when a single person or household spends 30% of their income on housing costs. The City's Housing Strategy Report indicates that approximately 50% of Madison residents pay more than 30% for rent/mortgage and are considered housing burdened. 


Dane County Madison, WI HUD Metro FMR Area. AMI = 85,200 ; 1 = $47600 ; 2 = $54,400;  3 = $61,200; 4 = $68,000 ; 5= $73,450 ; 6= $78,900; 7 = $84,350; 8 = $89,800


Stone House Development also applied for and received funding from the City's Affordable Housing Fund to leverage their WHEDA Section 42 tax credit application for 2018. Both the TIF assistance and AH funds will provide Stonehouse with points in a very competitive state wide application process. 


Recently the Plan Commission unanimously approved the conditional use for 131 S Fair Oaks (Kessenich's site), across the street from this project. The developer for the Kessenich site claims they will meet some of the WHEDA income targets at the higher end and describe it as affordable compared to downtown or E Washington new high rises. But they don't provide units for people who have lower median incomes or guarantee affordability for 15 years like a tax credit project is required to do. The 134 S Fair Oaks project will not proceed unless WHEDA tax credits are awarded next spring. 


20. 49628 Submitting the name of Kwasi K. Obeng for confirmation of a five-year term as Common Council Chief of Staff.

This is one of the initiatives I have been working on since my election to Common Council President last April. I am excited that we are selecting Dr. Kwasi Obeng to be the first Chief of Staff for the Madison Common Council after several years of planning.  He has worked for the City of Chicago as a Performance Analyst and Auditor and will bring a wealth of experience to the Council and help us provide excellent constituent service and plan for the future of our city. 


22. 49610 Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute a contract with AVA Civic Enterprises, Inc. for Project Director Services for the construction phase of the Judge Doyle Project and as Sole Source to act as City Agent for the Development of Judge Doyle Project. 

George Austin's contract as project manager is being renewed to help the city finish the Judge Doyle Project.


23. 49616 Selecting the Arts + Literature Lab (ALL) as the future occupant of the commercial space being constructed as part of the Capitol East Parking Structure and directing City staff to work with ALL on a term sheet.

The new Capitol East Parking Structure will include 8400 sf of commercial space. I worked with Economic Development staff and the Mayor's office to prioritize an arts related user for the space and ensured the Request for Information spelled out this preference. We received three responses and selected ALL to work with. ALL is a nonprofit community arts space that showcases the work of visual, literary and performing artists now located at 2021 Winnebago.


Monday November 27

Sustainable Madison Committee

4:30p room 357 CCB


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

2. 49627 Presentation on City of Madison Fleet and Alternative Fuels and Vehicle Types. REPORT BY MAHANTH JOISHY 

3. 49251 Discussion about Developing an Environmental Impact Tool. REPORT BY ALD. DEMARB JEANNETTE LEZAKS AND STACIE REECE 

4. 49252 Update on Urban Forestry Task Force. REPORT BY ALD. AHRENS UPDATES 

5. Report by SEG regarding 100% Renewable Energy/Zero Net Carbon Goal. 

6. Report by Jeanne Hoffman regarding City/MGE - MOU


Tuesday November 28

Golf Subcommittee

4p Goodman Maintenance Facility 1402 Wingra Creek Parkway


5. 49608 Future of Golf Enterprise Operations Potential reduction in holes and course closure


Tuesday November 28

Pedestrian Bike Motor Vehicle Commission

5p room 201 CCB


Presentation: 49634 Phase 3 of Imagine Madison Comprehensive Plan Update  

D.1. 47513 Supporting the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Inter-Agency Staff Team recommendation to proceed with Phase 1 Project Development in an east-west corridor running through the UW Campus and Madison's Central Business District (CBD), with the east and west project termini to be determined. 

D.2. 49314 Amending the 2017 Bicycle and Pedestrian Capital Budget to transfer $100,000 of existing GO borrowing authority between major programs Bikeways Program and Sidewalk Program.?

F.2. 42190 Potential Future Agenda Items - East Washington Corridor Study ·  Bicycle/Pedestrian Projects Priority Draft Plan


Tuesday November 28

Oscar Mayer Strategic Assessment Committee

6:30p Goodman Community Center 149 Waubesa St, Evjue Room


No agenda posted yet. First meeting of the Committee.


Wednesday November 29

Historic Preservation Plan Community Values

6p, The Village on Park Street – Community Room 2300 S Park Street,


1. Introductions 

2. Overview of the Project & Process 

3. Discussion of Discoveries 

4. Breakout Conversations 

5. Group Report Outs 

6. Conclusion


Upcoming Meetings?


December 7

Public Meeting Marquette Bungalows and Third Lake Ridge Historic District local district ordinance revisions 

5-8:30p Bethany Evangelical Church, 301 Riverside Dr


Marquette Bungalows 5-6:30p and Third Lake Ridge 7-8:30p

The City of Madison is in the process of reviewing and updating the historic district ordinance standards for each of the 5 local historic districts. This is the first meeting for Marquette Bungalows and Third Lake Ridge, it will provide an opportunity for property owners and other interested parties to discuss issues and opportunities for improvement regarding the current ordinance with the consultant team and city staff. A series of three meetings will be held for each of the 5 local historic districts. To get notices of future meetings, please visit the project website and subscribe


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