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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 June 25, 2018

June 24, 2018 9:52 PM

Highlights: The Atwood Ave reconstruction geometry is at the last meeting of Ped Bike Motor Vehicles Commission for approval on Tuesday. The Historic Preservation Plan Advisory Committee meets Wednesday. The Public Market Development Committee will be voting on issuing an RFP seeking an architectural and engineering consultant design team to draw up final plans for the Public Market based on the property owner's updated (redesigned) site plan. On Thursday, please join me and Alder Zellers for a neighborhood meeting to learn more about Tangent, a restaurant-nightclub, proposed for the new Cosmos building.


Monday June 25, 2018

Parks Long Range Planning Subcommittee

4p room 118 CCB


5. 43127 2018-2023 Park and Open Space Plan

The draft plan is 208 pages.


Monday June 25

Sustainable Madison Committee

4:30p room 357 CCB


1. 51224 Creating a Task Force to review, analyze and provide recommendations regarding the City's Integrated Pest Management Policy. 5/3/13 Disbanding the Pest Management Adv Cmte.pdf 5/18/14 Pest Management on City Property Policy.pdf Attachments: 


2. 52087 Financing new community-scale solar projects in Wisconsin to advance the City of Madison's transition to 100% renewable energy. 


3. 50657 Report Regarding 100% Renewable Energy/Zero Net Carbon Goal Madison 


4. 50658 Report by Jeanne Hoffman regarding City/MGE - MOU Activities


Monday June 25

Finance Committee

4:30 room 354 CCB


5. 52087 Financing new community-scale solar projects in Wisconsin to advance the City of Madison's transition to 100% renewable energy?


6. 51858 Amending Sec. 4.08(1) to allow for 25-year installment payments for certain Special Assessments.


DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  This ordinance will establish a new maximum installment period for certain special assessments that apply to projects where City water and sewer is being extended into developed neighborhoods that are on private well and septic systems.  The assessable portion of such projects is substantial and this will allow the property owner to spread out the costs over a longer period of time.  This will also lower the up-front costs that accompany such a project for the property owner, including connecting service to the new mains and abandoning the private well and septic systems.  It is not expected that this new category will apply to many projects and will be very limited in scope.  This ordinance also reorganizes this subsection and clearly establishes the statutory authority for the City's use of installment payments for special assessments.  It also eliminates a shorter installment period for street light installations as those costs are now substantial and should have the longer installment period available to them in order to be consistent with the rest of the project.  In addition, it limits the 8-year assessment period for sidewalk repair and street tree installation to situations where those are the only assessable costs in a project.  This will make overall project accounting more consistent by allowing for a uniform installment period for the whole project.  Following these changes, actual installment periods will still be determined by policy, with the final decision being made by the Common Council.


8. 52068 Authorizing a Request for Proposals for professional architectural and engineering consultant design services for the Madison Public Market. (12th AD)


9. 52071 Amending the "City of Madison TIF Loan Underwriting Policy" and "City of Madison TIF Goals, Objectives, and Process" dated February 25, 2014 with changes to the "Jobs Project" section (aka Jobs TIF); and, directing staff to prepare program guidelines for a new "Small Cap" Business TIF Program targeted at small businesses. 


Fiscal note: The proposed resolution amends the City of Madison's "TIF Policy" with changes to the "Jobs Project" section and authorizes Economic Development staff to prepare a "Small Cap" Business TIF Program to assist small businesses with expansion projects in healthy Tax Increment Districts. The Jobs Project section will be amended so that the current 60% net present value and 40% net present value options for a Jobs Project are consolidated to include only the 40% net present value Gap Analysis Waiver underwriting standard to qualified Employers. A "Jobs TIF - B" Program will also be created to assist medium-sized employment expansions. The Small Cap Business TIF Program is anticipated to have lower job creation/retention and qualification requirements and would involve smaller dollar values of TIF investment. Common Council approval of the program guidelines will be required prior to program implementation.?


10. 52166 Issuance of Mini-bonds 


This is a new concept for Madison, the agenda item has more links. The city could issue bonds in smaller amounts, say $500-$1000, and instead of marketing them to investment bankers who resell the debt to investors, we would engage a third party broker to use more of a local direct marketing approach to selling them to community members. The Mayor is proposing to use mini bonds to help fund Olbrich Gardens building improvements, which recently came in at a higher cost than anticipated. There is no proposal before Finance, but the attached document suggests that Olbrich could be a "mini bond project" and the city could issue $2M out of $4.5M authorized borrowing as mini-bonds and use it to strengthen community connections to the Gardens.  Interesting.


11. 52167 Non-Competitive Bid and Sole Source Contracting Process Improvements


I served on the Finance Committee for two years and we requested finance staff to improve the process for organizing information for Council review. This discussion presents the proposed changes.


13. 51992 Freakfest Contract Negotiations 


Noticed to go into Closed Session


Tuesday June 26

Water Utility Board

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


1. 51752 Madison Water Utility deficit and next steps

The memo attached to this agenda describes the $6M cash deficit as of 12/31/17 and outlines steps to address, including selling surplus parcels including 14 S Paterson. The adjacent property owner has first option to purchase.


Tuesday June 26

Ped Bike Motor Vehicle Commission

5p room 201 CCB


E.1. 52035 Approving roadway geometry for the Atwood Avenue Reconstruction (Fair Oaks Avenue to Cottage Grove Road). (6th & 15th ADs)

E.2. Request from PBMVC to Engineering to add Brearly St at the Path and Ohio St at the Path to the improvement program for the purpose of a raised and improved path crossing of both streets per the approved Capital City Path Master Plan. 

E.3. Diamond Bike Status Update 



This is the last meeting of PBMVC. At last week's Council meeting, the Mayor introduced appointments for referral to the July 10 Common Council meeting for adoption to the new Transportation Committee. 


Tuesday June 26

Parking Council for People With Disabilities

5p room 108 CCB

This is the last meeting of this committee, it is also being folded into the new Transportation Committee.


Wednesday June 27

Street Use Staff Commission

10a room 108 CCB


2. 52151 SCHENK'S CORNERS BLOCK PARTY Fri-Sat, Aug 17, 4pm-10pm, Aug 18, 2pm-10pm Street Closure - 1900 Atwood Ave, Fri, Aug 18, 7am- Sun, Aug 20, 3pm Music/concert/block party. Discuss location, schedule, set-up and activities. Schenks Corner Society & Tenant Resource Center / Brenda Konkel & Dan Plourde


Wednesday June 27

Historic Preservation Plan Advisory Committee

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


5. Continued Discussion of Draft Goals & Objectives and Identification of Gaps 


6. How can Madison go beyond the typical plan?


Thursday June 28

Public Market Development Committee

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


1. 52183 Staff Report from City Engineering on Planned Reconstruction of Johnson Street 


2. 52068 Authorizing a Request for Proposals for professional architectural and engineering consultant design services for the Madison Public Market. (12th AD)


Thursday June 28

Neighborhood meeting for Tangent restaurant/nightclub 803 E Washington

7p community room Festival Foods, 810 E Washington


Join Alder Ledell Zellers and me at a meeting with Mark and Trent Kraemer. They propose to open Tangent, a restaurant/nightclub, at 803 E. Washington Avenue, in the new Cosmos building.  The establishment would include a restaurant area, private dining area, bar, and outdoor dining area.  The proposed hours of operation are 11:00 a.m. until bar time, and food would be available from 11:00 a.m. until midnight.  The capacity would be 387 inside and 75 outside.
The Kraemers have applied for a Class B Beer and Liquor License and a 21+ Entertainment License (for possible live entertainment in the private dining area).  The Alcohol License Review Committee will consider their applications at its July 18 meeting.  As this is in the Traditional Employment (TE) Zoning District, Conditional Use approval from the Plan Commission for the establishment itself and for the outdoor seating is also required. 

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