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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 December 18, 2017

December 17, 2017 7:18 PM

Highlights:  The Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee is meeting Monday after a three month hiatus. We will get an update on the first round of Historic District meetings as part of the ordinance revision initiative. There will be two Public Information Meetings this week. On Tuesday, there is an opportunity to give feedback on proposed Starkweather Creek canoe/kayak public access near Clyde Gallagher in the Worthington Park neighborhood. On Wednesday, there is a meeting to present City Engineering's concepts regarding a diagonal bike crossing for the Cap City Trail at Winnebago and Riverside. Also Wednesday, the ALRC has two D6 applications from Tiny's Tap and Cafe Coda. Please hold the date of January 3 for the neighborhood meeting about the Pursuit of Happiness street festival June 2-3 to take place on the 1200-1300 blocks of Williamson and Baldwin St, meeting location TBD.

Last week, the OIR Group presented their report and 146 recommendations for the Madison Police Department. Here is a link to the report and executive summary

The Council will hold a joint meeting with the MPD Policy and Procedures Ad Hoc Review Committee on January 11, 6p room 201 CCB. The OIR Group principals will be in attendance. The Ad Hoc Review Committee will receive MPD's written response by January 31 and review next steps at their February meeting including scheduling a community meeting with a presentation about the report to gather feedback. 


Monday December 18, 2017

Housing Strategy Committee

4p room 1000B, 30 W Mifflin St


5a 44190 Planning Division staff update on Comprehensive Plan - Imagine Madison Timeline 171101.pdf Community Meeting - Phase 3.pdf Strategies and Example Actions Packet.pdf Planning Term Definitions.pdf ScenariosHandouts.pdf Attachments: 


6a 46959 Biennial Housing Report - Supplemental Topics 2017 BHR_Supplement DRAFT HSC_12-12-17.pdf Biennial Housing Report - Supplemental Topics 2017.pdf Attachments: Housing Data by Race/Ethnicity


Monday December 18

Committee on the Environment

Joint meeting with Madison Sustainability Committee

4:30p room 357 CCB


1. 49821 Discussion with Human Resources Staff about the new Sustainability Staff position - the Environmental Sustainability Program Lead. Attachments: Agenda for COE SMC PD INPUT.pdf REPORT BY MIKE LIPSKI - FACILITATED BY KARL VAN LITH


Monday December 18

Ad Hoc Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee (LORC)

5p room 103A CCB


1. Discussion of findings from Historic District Round 1 Meetings 

2. Discussion of general plan to move forward 

3. Discussion of Public Engagement Strategy for Ordinance Revisions 

47745 Ad Hoc Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee Materials


Monday December 18


5:15p GR-27 CCB (enter 211 S Carroll St)


5. 49846 TORC Examination of Committee Structure Update Attachments: 2018 ADATS Meeting Schedule.pdf 

6. 49847 Family Care Implementation Update 

7. 49848 Paratransit Proposed Fare and Service Changes


Monday December 18

Madison Sustainability Committee

5:30p room 357 CCB


1. 49828 Presentation by Public Health on Connecting Children with Nature. REPORT BY RACHEL GOLDBERG 

2. 49251 Discussion about Developing an Enivronmental Impact Tool. REPORT BY ALD. DEMARB JEANNETTE LEZAKS AND STACIE REECE

3. 49252 Update on Urban Forestry Task Force. REPORT BY ALD. AHRENS


Monday December 18

Committee on the Environment

5:30p room 354 CCB


1 49586 COE 2018 Topics Planning 

2 43377 Discussion Item: Capital Budget pertaining to environmental topics


Monday December 18

Task Force on Equity in Music and Entertainment

Goodman Library, 2222 S Park St


1. 48910 1. Emerging issue: review recent incident of media bias (10) 

2. Identification of root causes from data we've uncovered (60) 

3. Continued review of data and best practices (10) 


Tuesday December 19

Starkweather Creek Access Public Information Meeting

5:30p Salvation Army 3030 Darbo Drive.


Public Information Meeting by City Engineering to discuss installation of canoe/kayak launch of cut limestone steps to access Starkweather Creek in the Darbo-Worthington Park neighborhood. 


Wednesday December 20

Urban Design Coalition

4:30p room 351 CCB


1. 48451 502, 506 East Washington Avenue & 7, 11 North Franklin Street - Demolition/Relocation of Four Existing Homes and Construction of a New 5-Story Hotel Building in UDD No. 4. 2nd Ald. Dist. Owner: Rider Rental, LLC/Apex Equity Holdings, LLC Applicant: Marc Ott, JLA Architects Initial/Final Approval is Requested


This proposal is in District 2 in the James Madison Park neighborhood. I am paying attention because several c1850s era buildings (some of the oldest in Madison) would be demolished or relocated to construct a 5 story hotel on E Washington. The hotel would have 45 rooms with 20 onsite underground parkings stalls. The developer believes that the stalls will accomodate 90% of demand and they will direct their guests to nearby city owned Brayton parking lot and Capitol North garage.  The property is zoned UMX and 5 stories is a conditional use. The E Washington properties are in Urban Design District #4. Nearby neighbors created a steering committee, see legistar link for their report. The properties were discussed by Landmarks Commission on October 2. Landmarks voted to advise the Plan Commission the committee is concerned about the loss of significant historic buildings- at least one, if not two, of the homes were built as investment properties by the first Governor of Wisconsin, Leonard Farwell. In the revised letter of intent dated 12/1/17 the developer, McGrath Property Group, indicated they are making an effort to relocate 502 E Washington. The Plan Commission will review the conditional use application on January 8, 2018. It will not go to the Common Council.


Here is the motion Landmarks adopted in October:   A motion was made by Arnesen and seconded by Kaliszewski to recommend to the Plan Commission that the Landmarks Commission finds that the building at 11 N Franklin has historic value related to the vernacular context of Madison's built environment, or as the work/product of an architect of note, but the building itself is not historically, architecturally or culturally significant. The motion passed on a voice vote. A motion was made by Arnesen and seconded by Kaliszewski to recommend to the Plan Commission that the Landmarks Commission finds that the buildings at 502 E Washington, 506 E Washington, and 7 N Franklin have historic value based on architectural significance, cultural significance, historic significance, as the work/product of an architect of note, and/or as an intact or rare example of a certain architectural style or method of construction, and recommend further research. The motion passed on a voice vote.


Wednesday December 20

Alcohol License Review Committee

5:30p room 357 CCB


21. 49650 18+ Center for Visual & Performing Arts License Musonics LLC • dba Cafe CODA • Capacity: 99 1222 Williamson Street • Agent: Hanah Jon Taylor Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 62% alcohol, 9% food, 29% other Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 408


I was not able to hold a neighborhood meeting for Cafe Coda but the applicant attended two MNA Preservation and Development committee meetings including one last Tuesday where they addressed outstanding questions. I was able to attend and feel confident that upstairs tenants have engaged with the applicant and his architect about strategies for noise abatement. P&D will recommend to the MNA Board to support on Monday 12/20. I support the conditions P&D proposes which include closing at midnight and ensuring that decibel levels do not exceed 60 dB for residents living upstairs. 


Hanah Jon Taylor is applying for a Nightclub not a restaurant/bar and thus per the TSS Zoning is required to go to the Plan Commission for a conditional use permit in addition to getting approval from the ALRC and Common Council for the 18+ and Class B Combo license (beer and alcohol). Hanah Jon's vision for Cafe Coda is an interesting hybrid of nightclub with live performances and musical and cultural education space. The Plan Commission meeting will be held February 5, 2018. The applicant's goal is to open by mid March-April 2018.


25. 49637 Public Hearing - New License Encore Adventure LLC • dba Tiny's Tap House 308 S Paterson Street • Agent: Holly Alexander • Estimated Capacity: 30 Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 75% alcohol, 20% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 408


I support the Class B combo license for Tiny's Tap. The application also includes an outdoor patio at the back of the building. There would be no outdoor amplification. The patio abuts the rear yard of Struck and Irwin Fence Co and Williamson St residential properties owned by the applicant. The applicant requests patio hours to reflect hours the business is open, Sun-Thurs 3p -11p and Fri - Sat 3p-2a. MNA P&D voted to support the request. The MNA Board will make a final recommendation on Monday 12/20. The patio will also go to the Plan Commission for a conditional use permit for outdoor seating, I will share the date of the meeting once it is confirmed.


26. 49646 Public Hearing - New License Musonics LLC • dba Cafe CODA 1222 Williamson Street • Agent: Hanah Jon Taylor Estimated Capacity: 99 Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 62% alcohol, 9% food, 29% other Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 408 LICLIB-2017-01182 Supplemental.pdf LICLIB-2017-01182 App.pdf 1222 Williamson St map.pdf


Wednesday December 20

Winnebago/Riverside bike path crossing Public Information meeting

6p Bethany Evangelical Free Church 301 S Riverside (enter from the parking lot, meeting in the basement)


City Engineering is proposing to improve the Capital City Path crossing of Winnebago St/Riverside Drive in 2018. This involves creating a diagonal crossing for bikes that could reduce the severity of the turning motion specifically at the southeast corner of the intersection.?
As part of this project, the City will also be removing and replacing the pavement along Winnebago Street from the bridge over the Yahara River to the median where Winnebago St and Eastwood Drive split. This will be done to improve pavement conditions and to install utilities. A project website has been set up and will be updated regularly:


Chris Dawson is the city's project manager. He has informed me and interested neighbors that this will be the first meeting and Engineering will organize a second meeting in January in response to your feedback.




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