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District 6

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 April 23, 2018

April 21, 2018 10:49 PM

Highlights: On April 17, 2018 the Common Council of the City of Madison, by unanimous vote, elected Alder Samba Baldeh as President and Alder Sheri Carter as Vice-President of the Common Council. This is the first time that Council leadership positions have been held simultaneously by persons of African descent. Alder Baldeh represents District 17 on Madison's Eastside and Alder Carter represents District 14 on Madison's Southside. On Monday April 24, I am holding a neighborhood meeting about Working Draft Beer Company's request for outdoor seating at 7:30p at Luke House. On Tuesday, Ped Bike Motor Vehicle Commission will review the Strand and Associates report and recommendations on the Blair/Nolen/Wilson/Williamson intersection. On Wednesday, the Urban Design Commission reviews Gorman & Co's Grandfamily proposal for final approval. Also on Wednesday, the Board of Park Commissioners takes up several D6 items including three events at McPike Park, and accepting improvements at "Jackson St Plaza" provided by SASY neighborhood association (the Jackson St improvements are also at Plan Commision on Monday). On Thursday, the ALRC is rescheduling the meeting that was canceled last week due to quorum and weather issues. License applications for D6 include I/O Arcade, Blue Agave, Bandung, the Humdinger race, and "Union Corners Brewpub" (unofficial name). Last week the Board of Public Works held a public hearing about the Winnebago street reconstruction project. After listening to testimony and the staff report, the BPW voted to support Option 1 for the Winnebago-Linden Street reconstruction with a recommendation to staff to review extending the bumpouts to plant more terrace trees. This could result in the loss of 3-4 parking stalls versus the original Option 1 proposal. The recommendation will go to the May 1 Council meeting.

Monday April 23, 2018
Finance Committee
4:30p room 354 CCB

8. 51081 Approving the 2018 Neighborhood Grant Program recommendations made by the Staff Review Team and authorizing the Planning Division Director, Finance Director and City Attorney to execute grant agreements on behalf of the City 

The proposed resolution authorizes execution of grant agreements for the 2018 Neighborhood Grant Program, awarding six grants totaling $25,000 to various neighborhood organizations. Ten grant applications were submitted, requesting a total of $49,594. Planning's 2018 Adopted Operating Budget includes $30,000 for the program, consistent with prior year funding levels. Recipients include Tenney Lapham, Eken Park and Bay Creek Neighborhood Association. The SASY application "Schenk Atwood Make Local" didn't make the top ten.


9. 51151 Seeking Common Council approval of the 2018-2019 Arts Grants awards funding as recommended by the Madison Arts Commission. 

Some of the funding recommendations include Cycropeia Aerial Dance for their annual Orton Park Festival performance, Art + Lit Lab for DRAW- Developing Resiliency in Artists and Writers , East High School's Black Music Ensemble, Central Park Sessions Pursuit of Happinesss and Friends of Wil-Mar for La Fete de Marquette.

10. 51196 Approving the provision of up to $150,000 in 2018 Emerging Opportunities Program (EOP) funds to agencies and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into agreements with those agencies to implement the designated projects. 
11. 51091 Approving the Madison Public Market Foundation as the future operator of the Madison Public Market and directing staff to begin working with the Madison Public Market Foundation on creating an Operating Agreement for the Madison Public Market.

The proposed resolution accepts the multi-agency staff review team's recommendation and approves the Madison Public Market Foundation as the future operator of the Madison Public Market. No City appropriation is required. The recommendation results from a request for qualifications (RFQ) released on January 24, 2018. Once approved, City staff and the Foundation Board will begin negotiating the terms of an Operating Agreement and Master Lease Agreement. Drafted agreements will be presented to the Madison Common Council for review and approval by June 30, 2018.

12. 51289 Negotiation of Possible TIF Policy Exceptions and the Potential Award of TIF Support Related to the Application for TIF Assistance from University Research Park for the Construction of Exact Sciences' Headquarters at 501 Charmany Drive.

Notice given for possible closed session.

Monday April 23
Madison Sustainability Committee
4:30p room 357 CCB

1. 50657 Report Regarding 100% Renewable Energy/Zero Net Carbon Goal
2. 50658 Report by Jeanne Hoffman regarding City/MGE - MOU Activities 
3. Update on Sustainability Program Coordinator Hiring Process.

Monday April 23
Plan Commission
5:30p room 201 CCB

4. 51084 Authorizing the City of Madison to accept ownership from Schenk Atwood Starkweather Yahara Neighborhood Association of picnic tables and boulder seating to be located at 252 Jackson Street and within St. Paul Avenue right-of-way.

The Jackson St Plaza is coming into existence thanks to the work of Jason Tish and SASYNA! The proposed resolution authorizes acceptance of picnic tables and boulder seating from the Schenk Atwood Starkweather Yahara Neighborhood Association. The improvements will be located on City of Madison Engineering property and within the St. Paul Avenue right-of-way and the association will be responsible for the ongoing maintenance and repair of the improvements. No City appropriation is required.

Upcoming Matters - May 7, 2018 - 1133 E. Wilson Street - Conditional Use - Allow outdoor eating area for brewpub


Monday April 23
Neighborhood meeting RE outdoor seating for Working Draft Beer Co 
7:30p Luke House 310 S Ingersoll

The owners of Working Draft Beer Co., 1129 E. Wilson Street, have applied for a Conditional Use Permit to allow outdoor seating.  The outdoor space would be adjacent to the taproom, be designated as a non-smoking area, and have no amplified music.  Current capacity is 99; the proposed outdoor area would have a seated capacity of 40.  Proposed hours for the patio are Monday through Thursday, 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., and Friday through Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Please join me for a neighborhood meeting where we will learn more about the proposal.

Tuesday April 24
Ped Bike Motor Vehicles Commission
5p room 201 CCB

C. 51294 Review of various transportation projects in current (and potential future) Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for Dane County area.

Joint meeting with Long Range Transportation Committee for item C. 

H.1. 51292 City Engineering Updates 
Atwood Avenue 

H.2. 51170 Accepting the report by Strand Associates - Blair Street Corridor Study Report and approving geometry for the S Blair Street / John Nolen Drive / E Wilson Street / Williamson Street intersection. (6th & 4th ADs)

After three public information meetings, Strand recommends the following design components:

a.  Installing left turn lanes on northbound John Nolen Dr and southbound Blair St.

b.  Providing an alternate route for pedestrians & bicycles to avoid crossing Williamson St at Blair St by including a cycle track along the south side of Williamson St to Blount St and creating a new signal with bike crossing phase at the Blount St / Williamson intersection. 

c.  Relocation of the two Machinery Row driveways southwest and reduce into one driveway.


Thanks to all the First Settlement and Marquette neighbors who worked diligently to improve the Blair/Nolen/Willy intersection. This is another 10 year plus project!


Wednesday April 24

Urban Design Commission

4:30p room 351 CCB


5. 48349 2507 Winnebago Street - PD(SIP), New Development of 59 Units of Affordable and Market-Rate Grand Family and Kinship Family Housing in Two Buildings. 6th Ald. Dist. Owner: UC Grandfamily, LLC Applicant: Mark Smith, Gorman & Company Final Approval is Requested


Wednesday April 24

Board of Park Commissioners

6:30p Olbrich Botanical Gardens 3300 Atwood Ave


9 51278 Superintendent's April 2018 Report RECOMMEND ACCEPTANCE OF THE REPORT

Lots of detailed info in Supt Eric Knepp's monthly report


12* 51084 Authorizing the City of Madison to accept ownership from Schenk Atwood Starkweather Yahara Neighborhood Association of picnic tables and boulder seating to be located at 252 Jackson Street and within St. Paul Avenue right-of-way. RETURN TO LEAD WITH THE RECOMMENDATION FOR APPROVAL TO THE BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS


15 51227 Request from Dane County to install a Clean Shoreline Pilot Project in Yahara Place Park. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION


The clean shoreline pilot project is aimed to improve and clean shorelines often fouled with algae and other debris.  Dane County has selected to pilot the project along Yahara Place Park on Lake Monona.  The project consists of placing a floating curtain (18" deep) in the lake which would trap surface material transported by longshore currents.  The boom would extend out approximately 100 feet from the shoreline, within the 200 foot slow no wake zone, and be clearly marked for navigation.  The boom would not close off any part of the shoreline but would require boats to travel around it.  The purpose of the boom is to trap material consisting of algae, weeds, dead fish, trash, or any other debris.  After the material has been trapped, Dane County staff would remove the material by a pumping device affixed to a barge.  The pump would discharge fine material (less than ½" to the sanitary sewer).  Larger material would be collected in a screen and disposed of at the landfill.  Overall, the project is intended to clean and remove undesirable material from the lake, preventing transport to downwind areas fouling private property owner shorelines and public beaches.  City Engineering has not yet approved use of the sanitary sewer manhole that Dane County would like to utilize due to the limitations of the sewer line at this location.  Approval of the pilot project is contingent on City Engineering approval. 

?On April 2, I held a neighorhood meeting with John Reimer, Assistant Director from the Dane County Land and Water Resources Dept who presented the proposed plan. Everyone at the meeting was in support of the pilot project.


16 51260 Request from 3GI Industries for the use of McPike Park for Shrekfest on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, 6:00am-10:00pm, with the event going from 3:00pm-9:00pm. RECOMMEND APPROVAL


17 51261 Request by Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center to extend La Fete de Marquette event activities, including amplification and beer sales, to 11 PM on July 13 and 14, 2018 at McPike Park. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION


18 51288 Request from Bob Queen to amend the approval for Central Park Sessions to allow a PA 1 permit (75 dB, 150 ft from the source), from 7:30-9:00 pm on June 3, 2018, at McPike Park. All amplified music outside the tent at PA 2 permit levels will end at 8:00 pm.


19 51291 Request from Adam Briska for the use of the Yahara River Parkway from May - December 2018 for a temporary art installation. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION


Thursday April 26

Public Market Development Committee

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


1. 51091 Approving the Madison Public Market Foundation as the future operator of the Madison Public Market and directing staff to begin working with the Madison Public Market Foundation on creating an Operating Agreement for the Madison Public Market.


Thursday April 26

MPD Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee

5:30p TBD


The agenda is not yet posted in legistar.


Thursday April 26

Alcohol License Review Committee

5:30p room 201 CCB


Last week's meeting was canceled due to quorum issues. See my blog last week (for week of 4/16) for my recommendations.


3. 50983 Temporary Class B Retailer License Concurrent with Street Use Permit Verona Wildcats Youth Hockey Association Event Location: 931 E Main Street Event Date: October 13, 2018 Aldermanic District 6 (Ald. Rummel) Police District: 408 Event: The Humdinger


21. 51152 Change of Licensed Conditions Blue Agave Restaurant & Lounge LLC • dba Blue Agave Restaurant & Lounge • Capacity: 120 117 S Butler St • Agent: Sandra Alamilla Lopez Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 30% alcohol, 70% food Aldermanic District 4 (Alder Verveer) • Police Sector 406 Remove restriction against DJ's on condition two of entertainment license. 


27. 51132 21+ Entertainment License LEZAT Inc • dba Bandung Restaurant • Capacity: 90 600 Williamson St Suite M • Agent: Julie Adriansjach Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 20% alcohol, 80% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 408 Recessed Public Hearing 


28. 50597 Public Hearing - New License I/O Arcade Bar LLC • dba I/O Arcade Bar 720 Williamson St • Agent: Mitchell Turino • Estimated Capacity: 155 Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 75% alcohol, 15% food, 10% other Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 408 Public Hearing New License - Public Hearing 


29. 51049 Public Hearing - New License Looking For Group Brewing Madison LLC dba Looking For Group Brewing Madison LLC 2438 Winnebago St • Agent: Eric Peterson • Estimated Capacity: 120 (40 outdoor) Class B Beer, Class C Wine • 60% alcohol, 30% food, 10% other Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 600


Friday April 27

President's Work Group to Develop City-Wide Surveillance Equipment and Data Management Policies

noon room 354 CCB


5. 51317 Presentation: Madison Metro Security Cameras - Phil Gadke, General Operations Supervisor 

6. 50699 Finalization of City Agency Survey on Surveillance Equipment & Data DRAFT 

7. 50907 Surveillance Policy Outline 


Upcoming meetings


Thursday May 3

Historic Preservation Plan Community Gathering #1

5:30-7p Red Gym room Wisconsin B & C, 716 Langdon St

Gathering #2 - May 21 at 6p East High School  -room 1042 LMC Gold, 2222 E Washington

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