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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 January 22, 2018

January 21, 2018 1:09 AM

Highlights: Reger Park is getting new playground equipment this year. There is a second public information meeting Monday with recommendations from Parks staff.  Neighbors have started a GoFundMe campaign to raise additional funds for a natural play area. Also on Monday, Imagine Madison will be at the Sustainable Madison Committee and Committee on the Environment to discuss Green and Resilient actions to include in the comp plan. On Tuesday Ped Bike Motor Vehicles Commission will review the Winnebago-Riverside diagonal bike crossing and other 2018 bike/ped projects. Proposed changes to the Breese Stevens Field contract between the city and Big Top Events will be presented at a neighborhood meeting on Wednesday following a review by Urban Design Commission of proposed additions to the landmarked structure. February 13 is the date for the second Winnebago St reconstruction meeting.


Monday January 22, 2018

Sustainable Madison Committee

4:30p room 357 CCB


1. 50159 Imagine Madison - Prioritization of Goals and Suggested Actions Planning staff will provide a short update on Comprehensive Plan (CP) public engagement process and the results of the community's priorities. Joint meeting with Commitee on the Environment. 


Five top priorities (based on community engagement) will be identified for each section of the Comprehensive Plan. SMC and COE Committees vote on their priorities on displayed wallcharts and provide insights into suggested actions for Green and Resilient section in the Comp Plan. 


2. UPDATE Written reports regarding the Agreement between the City and MGE and the 100% Renewable Energy/Zero Net Carbon Plan will be handed out at the meeting.


Monday January 22

Committee on the Environment

4:30p room 357 CCB


50159 Imagine Madison - Prioritization of Goals and Suggested Actions ***This item will be discussed in joint with SMC in Room 357 CCB****

****COE will adjorn and reconvene in Room 108 CCB.****


3. 43377 Discussion Item: Capital Budget pertaining to environmental topics


Monday January 22

Finance Committee

4:30p room 354 CCB


18. 49934 Authorizing the issuance of an Interagency Staff Team-led Request for Proposals (RFP) for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project Development and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Small Starts Application for a Phase 1 East-West Corridor. 


Fiscal Note: The proposed resolution authorizes an inter-agency staff team to issue RFP's for BRT project development and FTA Small Starts grant application to support the City's BRT Phase 1 East-West Corridor. No appropriation is required; adoption of this resolution will not commit the City to any expenditures at this time. Adoption of the Resolution will not commit the City of Madison to additional expenditures at this time, but represents the next step toward significant potential impacts on future City capital and operating expenses. Future costs may be borne by a mix of Federal, State and Local dollars. Future extensions of the initial Phase 1 BRT project may have additional impacts to City finances.


Following approval of this Resolution, an RFP will be issued to solicit consultant proposals. A subsequent resolution to authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a contract with the selected firm(s) will be necessary. Resolution ID 47513 (adopted 1-2-18) authorized advancement toward BRT system project development. City staff estimate that the first phase of the planning process (FTA Project Development and Small Starts Application) will take approximately 12-16 months to complete. After that, if approved by FTA to enter the federal Small Starts process, further project development, environmental evaluation and project design processes are estimated to take another 12-16 months to complete. The goal is to complete these steps by fall 2020 when a Small Starts construction grant application would be submitted.


19. 50123 Approving an extension to due date for submitting the Fiber-to-the-Premise implementation plan to the Common Council. 


21. 50133 Approving the Developer's Selection of the Hotel Franchise Company and Hotel Operator for the New Hotel to be Built on Block 105 as a Component of the Judge Doyle Development Project.


Fiscal Note: No appropriation required.  Review and approval of the hotel operator and hotel flag for the Judge Doyle project is a requirement of the resolution adopting the development agreement for the project. On December 26, 2017, the Developer submitted the Hilton Embassy Suites as the brand, and Aimbridge Hospitality as the operator of the new hotel to be built on Block 105 on the current site of the City's Government East garage.


23. 50029 Discussion: 311 Information and Potential Costs to Implement - City Information Services


Monday January 22

Public Market Development Committee

5p room GR 27 (enter at 211 S Carroll St)

Special Meeting - Subcommittee Public Market Governance Work Group - A quorum of the Public Market Development Committee may be present.


50172 Public Market Operations and Governance

The Council has required that an RFP be issued to seek an operator for the Public Market through an amendment to the 2018 Capital budget.. The subcommittee will be reviewing the draft RFP.


Monday January 22

Plan Committee

5:30p room 201 CCB


7. 49535 Consideration of a demolition permit and conditional use to demolish four residential buildings and construct a five-story, 45-room hotel with a 1,000 square-foot first floor commercial space at 502-506 E. Washington Avenue and 7-11 N. Franklin Street; Urban Design Dist. 4; 2nd Ald. Dist. 


This item will be referred to the February 5 Plan Commission meeting but I want to give a heads up because of the potential loss of historic fabric.  In place of four historic homes, a 5-story hotel is proposed to be constructed. I do not support demolition of these historic properties. Check legistar for detailed comments from the neighborhood steering committee.


Landmarks Commission reviewed the demolition permits on 10/2/17 per ordinance requirements to advise the Plan Commission. Local historic preservationist and D6 neighbor Gary Tipler submitted informational materials to Landmarks about the properties 

7 N Franklin and 506 E Washington are associated with Wisconsin's second Governor Leonard Farwell and built circa 1849-1853 making these some of the oldest houses in the city.


The Landmarks Commission made the following recommendation to Plan Commission: 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. 


Upcoming Matters - February 5, 2018 

- 1222 Williamson Street - Conditional Use - Establish nightclub tenant in multi-tenant commercial building

Cafe Coda received ALRC and Common Council (1/3/18) approval for the alcohol license, with conditions. The applicant is required to seek a conditional use permit for a Nightclub in TSS zoning. There is no outdoor seating proposed. The conditions approved by the Council are:  1) Maximum of two dance events per week with a maximum of one event held on Friday or Saturday night. 2) The club will close by midnight. 3) The decibel level in adjacent residences (apartments) will not exceed 60 decibels. 4) There will be a maximum capacity of 99 people. 5) The club will continue to maintain a strong community engagement program in cultural arts and creative music, e.g. world music review, documentaries.


Upcoming Matters - February 19, 2018 

- 2802 Willard Avenue - Conditional Use - Construct second accessory building that exceeds 10% of lot area 

- 929 Williamson Street - Demolition Permit - Demolish single-family residence with no proposed use

Landmarks Commission staff report: The property was purchased by Caden Howell in 2016 from the receivership company overseeing the liquidation of Ray Peterson's properties. There are numerous code violations on the property and the building was posted with a "No Occupancy" notice by Building Inspection in 2015. Ms Howell is requesting a Certificate of Appropriateness for the demolition of the existing structure instead of making repairs to the existing structure because it is in poor condition and because it is a hazard to the neighborhood. Landmarks approved the Certificate of Appropriateness for demolition at their 6/5/17 meeting. The MNA Preservation and Development Committee sent in a letter in support of demolition.


Monday January 22

Reger Park playground PIM #2

6:30p Hawthorne Library


Parks Division staff will present options for playground equipment based on feedback from the first public information meeting. Union Triangle neighbors have initiated a Gofundme campaign to raise an additional $7500 to add a natural play area to the project.


Tuesday January 23

Water Utility Board

4:30p room A&B 119 E Olin Ave


1. 50179 Approving the concept and project plan for the Water Conservation House 

Two factors influenced the creation of the Water Conservation House concept. The first was the realization that the Utility's acreage at Well 9--located within a single family residential neighborhood at 4724 Spaanem Avenue--exceeds any possible future utility requirement. The second was the publication of an EPA WaterSense New Home specification in 2014. The idea is to build a new home that demonstrates the dramatic water savings that are possible using the latest water efficient technologies and sustainable design principles, and to do so at no net cost to the ratepayer compared to the do-nothing alternative.


2. 49594 Recommendation to Madison Water Utility Board for professional services for the design and construction of the Water Conservation House WUB-12-19-17 - Recommendation to Hire - Water Conservation House Architect (002).pdf Engberg Anderson Water Conservation House Presentation.pdf


Tuesday January 23

Ped Bike Motor Vehicle Commission

5p room 201 CCB


E.3. 50160 City Engineering Projects Bike Paths 2018

Riverside diagonal. Map


E.5. 50163 Bicycle/Pedestrian Projects 2018

Improvements funded for 2018  include Milwaukee and Starkweather; Walter St and the Cap City Path; E Wash and Blount; Blair St at E Main St, Williamson and Livingston; Riverside at Williamson.


G.2. 42190 Potential Future Agenda Items - PBMVC · East Washington Corridor Study


Wednesday January 24

Urban Design Commission

4:30p room 354 CCB


1. 49883 917 East Mifflin Street - Breese Stevens Field Concessions Building Addition in UDD No. 8. 2nd Ald. Dist. Owner: City of Madison Applicant: Peter Rott, Isthmus Architecture Initial/Final Approval is Requested


6. 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


See Plan Commission note above for more details. 


Wednesday January 24

Neighborhood meeting Breese Stevens Field

7p 2nd fl conference room Festival Foods 810 E Washington


Please join Vern Stenman of Big Top Events; Patty Prime, President of TLNA; representatives from the Madison Parks Division and Alder Ledell Zellers for a meeting about proposed contract changes for the operation of Breese Stevens Field. The contract is between Big Top and the City of Madison Parks Division for continued use of Breese Stevens Field. Among the proposed amendments are additional changes to the facility to allow for a professional minor league soccer team to launch in 2019, a longer term agreement to manage the facility, an increase in the number of concerts, having a later ending time for events, allowing for the sale of alcohol at public events and possible other changes. Representatives from Big Top will share their goals for Breese and representatives from the Madison Parks Division will be available to answer questions.


Upcoming meetings


January 30 - 6:30p Warner Park Community Rec- joint meeting of Landmarks, Board of Parks Commissioners, Equal Opportunities Commission about the Confederate monuments in Forest Hill cemetery. 


Feb TBD - Grandfamily housing at Union Corners. Gorman & Company got the WHEDA Sec 42 tax credits for this project and they will present detailed plans at a second neighborhood meeting. I held a meeting last year to get feedback about the 'grandfamily' concept.


Feb TBD - 2901 Atwood - neighborhood meeting about demolition and infill construction


February 13 - Winnebago St reconstruction Public Information Meeting #2- 6:30p, place TBD


February 15 - MPD Policy and Procedures Ad Hoc Review Committee - MPD response to the OIR Report and next steps for public outreach - 5:30p.




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