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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 February 12, 2018 w/corrections

February 10, 2018 7:56 PM

Highlights- The second public information meeting for the Winnebago/Linden Reconstruction project is Tuesday. Wednesday at the Board of Park Commissioners, is a request from Central Park Sessions organizers to switch the September 7 CP session to Sunday June 3 in order to hold the new Pursuit of Happiness event in June. On Thursday is a public information meeting about street reconstruction of James, Bryan, Thorp  and Daley Dr.  Upcoming meetings include information about a February 20 neighborhood meeting regarding the redevelopment of 2901 Atwood. I have shared additional info I received about the public scoping meeting scheduled for March 8 as part of the EIS process to review Truax Field as one of two potential new places to "beddown"  F-35A aircraft.


Monday February 12

Presidents Work Group on Surveillance

4:30p room 103A CCB


4. WHAT IS SURVEILLANCE? The Work Group will review various definitions of surveillance and surveillance equipment and select working definitions.


6. REFERENCE MATERIALS a. Existing City agency policies on surveillance b. Relevant APMs including 3-9 and 3-17 c. Model policies from various organizations (such as the ACLU model policy shared with the President's Work Group on Police and Community Relations) d. Policies from other communities


Monday February 12

Police and Fire Commission

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


6. OIR Report Informal discussion by Commissioners. May address status of consideration of Report by other bodies; implications of Report for PFC practices; inquiries and instructions to legal counsel; scheduling of further discussion?


Tuesday February 13

Oscar Mayer Strategic Assessment Committee

5:30p room 1 Warner Park Rec Center 1625 Northport Dr


6. City's Role in the Development Review Process 

7. Relevant City Plans 

8. Transportation Issues 

9. Racial Equity and Social Justice Initiative Training


Link to power point with committee charge, history, land use maps, workplan etc


Tuesday February 13?

Winnebago Reconstruction Project (2nd Street to Bashford Ave) 

Public Information Meeting #2

6p Goodman Community Center-Merrill Lynch room, 149 Waubesa St.


City Engineering staff has met with SASY neighbors and others regarding this project since PIM #1. As a result of the conversation, staff will present two options at PIM #2 and get feedback from neighbors, local businesses and other interested parties. 


One option includes parking on both sides (some spots removed for islands and bumpouts, approximately 2-3 at each intersection with islands).  The islands and bumpouts are intended to help calm traffic and also to improve pedestrian safety at the intersections.  Fourth St. would also have colored crosswalks installed.  At this street width, the remaining terrace width would only have a enough space for new trees to be planted on the southeasterly side of the street, and those would only be small "lollipop" type trees.  Also, the bike lane space/width would meet minimums, but is certainly less desirable as the adjacent parking and travel lanes are tight, so this would not be as comfortable for bikers.


The second option would be to narrow the street to 44 ft. to install a buffered bike lane (2' painted buffer between the bike lane and travel & parking lanes).  This would be done between Sutherland and Bashford, and the 46 ft. street option described above would be installed between Second & Sutherland.  This would significantly improve bike safety & comfort on Winnebago, and it would also provide enough terrace space for small trees on the northwest side (under power lines anyway), and for larger species on the southeasterly side of the street.  In order to do this, parking would need to be removed on one side of the street between Sutherland and Bashford, and the side with the most spaces available would have the parking, so as to preserve as much of the on-street parking as possible.  Switching sides with parking would also produce a mild "chicane" effect, which could help calm traffic a little bit in those blocks as well.


Wednesday February 14

Public Safety Review Committee

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


2. 50110 BY TITLE ONLY - Establishing a moratorium on issuance of new alcohol licenses in a high density, high police call area in downtown Madison. 


3. 49076 Common Councils Executive Committee President's Work Group to explain your thoughts on Action Item #13 from the final report. (The Common Council directs the Common Council Executive Committee to undertake the role, membership and charges under ordinance(s) for the Public Safety Review Committee. 


Wednesday February 14

Transit and Parking Commission

5p room 201 CCB


G.1. 50019 TPC Resolution No. 19-21 for the approval to Eliminate Paratranist Leave Attended Service and Paratransit Convenience Tickets as of 6/3/18. Other proposed changes have been deferred to a later date. 


H.1. 50335 Amending Sections 23.05(3)(a), 23.05(1), and 23.05(4)(e) of the Madison General Ordinances to prohibit smoking in all areas of City parking garages. 


I.1. 6:00 PM PUBLIC HEARING: to hear public comment on proposed parking rate changes 50354 Public Hearing on proposed parking rate changes, effective June 1, 2018. Members of the public are allowed five minutes to speak. Please note that action on the proposal will be taken at the March 14, 2018 meeting of the Commission.?


Wednesday February 14

Education Committee

5p room 1000B 30 W Mifflin St


2. 50043 Follow up on Letter from the Superintendent and the Mayor


3. 50044 Discussion on Priorities for the Committee


Wednesday Februart 14

Board of Park Commissioners

6:30p Olbrich Botanic Gardens 3300 Atwood Ave


8. 50511 Superintendent's February 2018 Report <There is a lot in this report, I've selected highlights>


Garver Feed Mill – East Status: Construction The developer obtained their final zoning approvals and closed on the Lot 1 property in early December. S&L Underground was awarded the contract to remove the stockpiled leaf and stump grinding materials, which was completed on January 15th. The contractor will complete temporary seeding this spring. 


Breese Stevens Facility Plan – Isthmus/Central Status: Planning Staff and Isthumus Architecture are finalizing plans for a new concessions and restroom addition to the historic stadium. The project received approval from the Wisconsin State Historical Society in October and City of Madison Landmarks Commission in early December. The project was presented to the Urban Design Commission on January 24th. Per the request of the District 2 alder, the Commission referred the project to the February 21st meeting to provide additional time for neighborhood review. The project will be released for bids in March 2018, with the majority of the construction occurring during the 2018-2019 off-season.


Olbrich Park – Walter Street Restroom Building and Site Work Improvements – East Status: Planning Staff are working with Engineering Facilities who will lead the restroom replacement project anticipated to be issued for bid in March 2018, with construction anticipated to begin in late June 2018. Sitework improvements designed by Parks staff (including the parking lot, basketball court replacement and accessible path connections) will be bid in late 2018 and constructed in 2019. 


Elmside Circle Park Playground Replacement – Near East Status: Planning Staff held a playground workshop on November 7th to discuss the Elmside Park playground replacement. A second public input meeting was held on December 11th. This project will be combined into a contract with other playgrounds and bid out for construction in 2018.


Reger Park Playground Replacement – Near East Status: Planning Staff held a public input meeting on November 20th, 2017 to discuss the Reger Park playground replacement. A second public input meeting was held on January 23rd, 2018. This project will be combined into a contract with other playgrounds and bid out for construction in 2018. Parks staff will also be coordinating the installation of lighting improvements, funded by CDBG, with the playground installation project.


- Staff is working with the City Attorney's office on updating the Madison General Ordinances to allow for Temporary Land Use permits and Art Installation permits for private access and work in parks. 

- Staff is working with Oblrich Botanical Society and Engineering for the proposed Olbrich Garden expansion. 

- Staff is working with Engineering on the proposed Atwood Avenue improvements, which include improvements in Olbrich Park. 

- Staff is working on getting bids and design to rebuild the maintenance shed and hoop houses at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. 

- Staff is reviewing potential options for new dog parks in accordance with the recently adopted dog park policy.


12. 50352 Proposed Modification to Olbrich Botanical Gardens Hours of Operation


17. 50447 Request from Central Park Sessions, LLC to change one concert date in the 2018 Central Park Sessions concert series from Friday, September 7, 5pm-10pm to Sunday, June 3, 2018, 11am-9pm to create the Pursuit of Happiness session. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION?


18. 50465 Breese Stevens Field informational reports regarding the 2018 Fan Access Plan and Neighborhood Impact Plan. RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF THE REPORTS



Thursday February 15

MPD Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee

5:30p TBD


The agenda is not posted in legistar but I believe they will have the meeting, presumably at their usual time and place (5:30p at the Urban League of Greater Madison, 2222 S Park St). They will get a presentation from MPD about MPD's response to the OIR Report. Stay tuned for confirmation.


Here is a link to MPD's response


Thursday February 15

Public Information Meeting #1 for Bryan St, Daley Dr, James St and Thorp St

6:30p Merrill Lynch room, Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa St.


City Engineering will present the details for this street construction project scheduled for 2018.


Upcoming meetings


Tuesday February 20

Neighborhood meeting RE 2901 Atwood Ave

7p Plymouth Congregational Church 2401 Atwood


Please join me for a neighborhood meeting where we will hear about McCaughey Properties LLC's redevelopment proposal fpr 2901 Atwood Ave. The existing building would be demolished and a new three-story, nine unit multifamily unit building with an attached four stall garage would be constructed. The new building would have two efficiency units on the first floor, two efficiency and two one-bedroom units on the second floor and two one-bedroom units on the third floor. The property is zoned Traditional Shopping Street (TSS), and a multifamily development requires conditional use approval. 



Monday February 26

Winnebago/Riverside diagonal bike path project

Pubic Information Meeting  #2

6:30p place TBD



Thursday March 8

National Guard Bureau Public Scoping Meeting 

2-4p and 5-8p 

Crowne Plaza Hotel Three Lakes Ballroom 4402 E Washington Ave


I received a letter from Christel Johnson, NGB/A4AM, Plans and Requirements Branch, dated Feb 1, 2018.


The National Guard Bureau is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement for the beddown of F-35A aircraft at two of five potential locations. The Secretary of the Air Force has announced that Truax Field, the home of the 115th Fighter Wing, is one of two preferred locations to beddown F-35A aircraft. The F-35A would replace the Air National Guard's F-15, F-16 and A-10 fighter attack aircraft with 18 assigned aircraft and 2 backup aircraft at two selected installations. There are five alternative sites under consideration for the beddown. In addition to Truax Field, the Air National Guard is considering air bases at Boise ID, Jacksonville FL, Harrison CharterTwp, MI and Montgomery AL. Dannelly Field in Montgomery is the second preferred site. As part of the beddown, there would be an Air Force Active Duty Associate Unit with approximately 50 Active Duty personnel who would conduct 3 year rotations with the ANG unit. F-35A aircraft would conduct training operations within established airspace. This undertaking does not propose new airspace, nor does it seek to reconfigure any of the existing airspace parcels.


I am invited to submit comments to Ms. Christel Johnson at 3501 Fetchet Ave, Joint Base Andrews MD 20762-5157 within 30 days from the date of the letter.  She is the F-35A EIS Project Manager. Comments can also be sent to the project website at


I welcome public comments to inform in my written comments. I am also contacting east side alders to see if they will co-sponsor a listening session within the deadline. Stay tuned.

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