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Alder Marsha A. Rummel

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Alder Marsha A. Rummel

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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 July 23, 2018

July 21, 2018 10:43 PM

Highlights: The Confederate Rest memorials are at Landmarks on Monday for Certificates of Appropriateness to officially remove them. The c1982 plaque extolling the Confederate soldiers was already removed by Mayor Soglin. The Council approved removing the c1906 monument in May. This resolution approves those decisions but the recommendation of staff is not to grant. Also on Monday, the Common Council Executive Committee is holding a special meeting to select a replacement for District 19 Alder Mark Clear, he resigned due to a new job that will require more of his time. We will be interviewing 7 people, you can watch on city channel. At Tuesday's Council meeting, we will be appointing Michael Tierney for District 16 alder, he was selected last week to replace Alder Denise DeMarb who moved out of the district. On Wednesday, the second open house for the Milwaukee St Special Area Plan will be held, see below for a link to project info. Also see upcoming meetings at the end of the blog for details about a neighborhood meeting for the Winnebago Arts Cafe.



Monday July 23, 2018

Landmarks Commission

5p room 351 CCB



2. 52415 1 Speedway Rd - Exterior Alteration to a Designated Madison Landmark Site (Forest Hill Cemetery); 13th Ald. Dist. 


The discussion about the memorials at the Confederate Rest at Forest Hill Cemetery continues. The Mayor had the small plaque (c1982) removed and the Council voted in May to remove the monument, now described as a marker. This proposal is to formally and officially request a Certificate of Appropriateness for removal of both the plaque and the marker. I think the staff recommendation, copied below,  highlights the dilemma that many Landmarks Commissioners are facing. I personally don't agree that removing a 1906 addition to a Civil War era gravesite that acknowledges the United Daughters of the Confederacy frustrates the public interest. The monument is an artifact of our racist history and a symbol of defenders of slavery and that meaning carries forward to the present day. The individual markers remain and the Confederate Rest, containing the remains of approximately 140 Confederate soldiers, is otherwise not being disturbed.


Staff report: The current proposal requests the removal of the small plaque and the marker from Confederate Rest. Because Forest Hill is a designated landmark site, the Landmarks Commission has the authority through the Historic Preservation Ordinance (Sec. 41.09(3)) to review the removal of the marker and plaque. Any alteration to the site will also be reviewed by the State Historic Preservation Office because the property is also listed on the State and National Registers. The State Historic Preservation Office also reviews compliance with the Burial Law and any ground disturbance on a known archeological site. ...


41.18(1)(d) instructs the Landmarks Commission to determine if the alteration [removal] request frustrates the public interest expressed in this ordinance for protecting, promoting, conserving, and using the City's historic resources. Based on the discussions of all relevant ordinance sections, the request to remove the marker frustrates the public interest expressed in this ordinance for protecting, promoting, conserving, and using the City's historic resources; however, the retention of the marker may frustrate the public interest related to the symbolism embodied in objects related to the Civil War. This larger public interest determination falls under the authority of the Common Council, not the Landmarks Commission.


Staff recommendation: The Landmarks Commission shall make determinations related to the standards in the Historic Preservation Ordinance with the understanding that the Common Council has the ability to view the public interest more broadly than the Commission. Based on the standards in the Historic Preservation Ordinance, staff believes that the standards for granting a Certificate of Appropriateness for the removal of the small plaque are met and recommends that the Landmarks Commission approve the request. Based on the standards in the Historic Preservation Ordinance, staff believes that the standards for granting a Certificate of Appropriateness for the removal of the marker may not be met and recommends that the Landmarks Commission deny the request.


3. 52019 1219-1221 Jenifer St - Exterior Alteration in the Third Lake Ridge Hist. Dist.; 6th Ald. Dist.


4. 50887 1115 Rutledge Street - Exterior Alteration in the Third Lake Ridge Hist. Dist.; 6th Ald. Dist


7. 52416 1374 Williamson St - Exterior Alteration in the Third Lake Ridge Hist. Dist.; 6th Ald. Dist.


Staff believes that the standards for granting the Certificate of Appropriateness for the installation of the dining porch [at Grampa's Pizzeria] may be met and recommends that the Landmarks Commission approve the request with the following conditions of approval: 1. The applicant shall describe the proposed ramp railing materials and appearance on the Gib's property. 2. The applicant shall describe the proposed porch materials in detail.?


I held a neighborhood meeting about Grampa's Pizzeria outdoor patio last week. The sense of neighbors in attendance was not in support. I am checking in with the applicants to see where they are at with this request for a Certificate of Appropriateness and with their conditional use application at Plan Commission. Stay tuned for more info.


Monday July 23

Common Council Executive Committee 

Special Meeting to Interview District 19 Applicants

6:30p room 354 CCB


This is the second vacancy on the Common Council. Whoever is selected will be appointed at the August 7 Council meeting.  Last week CCEC interviewed applicants for the District 16 vacancy and selected Michael Tierney, he will be appointed at Tuesday's Council meeting.


John Beard

Keith Furman 

John Guequierre

Benjamin Gutsch

Susan Hamblin

Allison Martinson

Noel Radomski


Tuesday July 24

Common Council Executive Committee

4:30p room 108 CCB


6. 52300 Amend the membership of the Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee from fifteen (15) to thirteen (13). Sponsors: Samba Baldeh Attachments: 51585.pdf 


MPD Policy & Procedures Ad Hoc Committee recommended to place on file.


Tuesday July 24

Common Council

6:30p room 201 CCB


1. 52503 Appointing Michael J. Tierney as Alderperson for District 16 to serve until the Spring 2019 election


9. 52440 Chief of Police 2nd Quarter Update: Assistant Chief Vic Wahl, Madison Police Department


11. 52527 Extending deadline for negotiations with Arts + Literature Lab (ALL) as the future occupant of the commercial space being constructed as part of the Capitol East Parking Structure and directing City staff to work with ALL on a term sheet. Sponsors: Marsha A. Rummel and Paul R. Soglin


I have requested an extension of the deadline to complete negotiations to October 31, 2018. 


13. 52035 SUBSTITUTE Approving roadway geometry for the Atwood Avenue Reconstruction (Fair Oaks Avenue to Cottage Grove Road). (6th & 15th ADs)


29. 52281 Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute Amendment No. 2 for additional consulting services to the Contract for Professional Services with Isthmus Architecture, Inc. for Breese Stevens Facility Master Plan and Concession Building Addition. (2nd AD)


36. 52363 Approving plans and specifications and authorizing the Board of Public Works to advertise and receive bids for Demolition - Unit Well #3, 212 N. First St. (12th AD)


Losing this c1928 art deco styled water well building makes me sad...


38. 51898 Creating Section 1.15 of the Madison General Ordinances to codify the Madison Official City Flag and to repeal Resolution #4408.


40. 51955 Approving a Certified Survey Map of property owned by McCaughey Properties, LLC located at 2901 Atwood Avenue; 6th Ald. Dist.


57. 52313 Resolution accepting the Center for Community Stewardship, Inc. as the new coordinating organization for the Madison Cooperative Development Coalition (MCDC) for the Cooperative Enterprise Development Program. Sponsors: Rebecca Kemble and Paul R. Soglin


Congrats to Ald Kemble for her leadership on this initiative.


59. 52321 Authorizing the City to retain special outside counsel on a non-competitive basis to assist the Office of the City Attorney in representing the City's interests in financing the public market.


60. 52325 Supporting the application by the City of Madison to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for an Our Town grant to be used to help fund "Science to Street Art" and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a contract with NEA to receive and use these funds should they be awarded.


61. 52413 Amending the 2018 Capital Budget and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a development agreement to fund a $2,086,000 Tax Incremental Finance Loan to assist in the renovation and development of office and structured parking for Exact Sciences Corporation in the Project Plan and Boundary Amendment area of TID #46 (Research Park).


62. 50890 2nd SUBSTITUTE Amending Section 41.14 of the Madison General Ordinances to prohibit property owners in historic districts from engaging in behavior that contributes to the exterior decay of a neighboring historic resource. Sponsors: Marsha A. Rummel and Ledell Zellers?


DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: The Historic Preservation Ordinance requires owners of historic resources to maintain them.  Failure to do so leads to prosecution for violations and, possibly, to a finding of demolition by neglect.  In some cases, such as when a zero lot line is involved, the ability to maintain one's property is dependent on the cooperation of the neighboring property owner.  If, for example, a neighbor refuses to allow access for maintenance purposes, the property owner attempting to maintain their property cannot do so. 


This ordinance amends Sec. 41.14 to do two things.  First, it creates Sec. 41.14(1)(d), which places an obligation on all owners of property in historic districts to refrain from engaging in behavior that causes or may cause exterior decay or deterioration of a neighboring property.  Engaging in such behavior could result in a notice of violation from the Building Inspector.  Second, this amendment creates Sec. 41.14(3), which adds a process for property owners who have a duty to maintain their property to request that the Landmarks Commission acknowledge, through a public hearing, that they have made efforts to maintain their property but have been prevented from doing so by a neighbor.  Such a finding by the Landmarks Commission can be used to defend a notice of violation or charge of demolition by neglect related to that specific maintenance issue.


This substitute was necessary to add sub. (e), which more clearly provides a requirement to refrain from unreasonably preventing the owner of a landmark, improvement on a landmark site, or improvement in a historic district from maintaining their property and to allow a property owner to seek relief from the Landmarks Commission even if they have not yet received a citation from the Building Inspector for failing to maintain their property.


This second substitute was necessary to add clarifying language stating that it may be reasonable for a property owner to require a reasonable fee, bond, and indemnification before allowing access to property for maintenance purposes. 





68. 52535 Creating Section 28.022 - 00338 and Section 28.022 - 00339 of the Madison General Ordinances to change the zoning of properties generally located at 118-126 State Street, 4th Aldermanic District, from DC (Downtown Core) District to PD(GDP-SIP) (Planned Development (General Development Plan, Specific Implementation Plan)) District.


73. 52452 Authorizing the City, through the Community Development Division, to enter into various purchase of service contracts funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice - Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to address the issues of youth violence on Madison's Northside and guided by recommendation from a rigorous community-based strategic planning process.


80. 52486 Seeking Common Council approval of the 2018 Art in Public Places funding awards as recommended by the Madison Arts Commission.?


86. 52533 Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an Inter-Governmental Agreement with Dane County regarding cost-sharing for reconstruction and future maintenance of Buckeye Road/CTH AB and Cottage Grove Road/CTH BB.


This is the road construction project in the news last week....


87. 52538 Authorizing the City of Madison to purchase services creating a feasibility study for a food terminal cross-dock facility within the City of Madison and making a funding allocation of no greater than $100,000 for purchase of services.


90. 52497 Public Hearing - New License Frameshift Arts Cafe LLC • dba The Winnebago Arts Cafe 2262 Winnebago St. • Agent: John DeHaven • Estimated Capacity: 99 Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 40% alcohol, 57% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 410


Please hold the date for a neighborhood meeting August 14 at the site, 2262 Winnebago, at 7p. More details to come.  Read the application for more description of their concept.



Wednesday July 25

Street Use Staff Commission

10a room 108 CCB


4. 52539 IRONMAN WISCONSIN - Expo / Triathlon Expo: Wednesday, September 5 - Monday, September 10 / 200 MLK Jr. Blvd. Triathlon: Sunday, September 9 - see attached run and bike routes Discuss locations, routes, setup, closures Triathlon World Triathlon Corporation



Wednesday July 25

Board of Public Works

4:30p Larry D Nelson Engineering Operations Facility 1600 Emil St


25. 52461 Change Order No. 7 to Contract No. 7952, Judge Doyle Garage, to JP Cullen & Sons Inc. in the amount of $24,020.67. (4th AD) REPORT BY CITY ENGINEERING RECOMMEND APPROVAL 


26. 52519 Change Order No. 13 to Contract No. 7939, MMB Renovation Construction, to JP Cullen & Sons, Inc. in the amount of $50,098.20. (4th AD) REPORT BY CITY ENGINEERING RECOMMEND APPROVAL


33. 52470 Awarding Public Works Contract No. 8162, Olbrich Botanical Gardens Expansion Project 1. (6th AD) RECOMMEND AWARD TO JOE DANIELS CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. 


36. 52473 Awarding Public Works Contract No. 8232, Darbo Neighborhood Kayak / Canoe Access Starkweather Creek 2018. (6th AD) Attachments: 8232BidOpeningTab.pdf NOT RECOMMENDED FOR AWARD, PROJECT WILL BE REBID AT A LATER DATE 



Wednesday July 25

Community Services Commission

5:30 Madison Water Utility 119 E Olin Ave

1. 52547 Presentation by Dane County Timebank, YWCA, and Briarpatch Youth Services on City Funded Restorative Justice Programs 

2. 52548 Update on Community Building and Engagement RFP, Deon Carruthers 

3. 52549 Safe and Thriving Recommendations Update



Wednesday July 25

Milwaukee St Area Plan Open House #2

6:30p Goodman Community Center 149 Waubesa St


The initial draft land use concept of the Milwaukee Street Special Area Plan will be presented and discussed. Background matererials from past meetings are available on the project website


Questions? Contact Dan McAuliffe, City of Madison Planning Division at or 608-261-9676


Thursday July 26

MPD Policy and Procedures Review Ad Hoc Committee

5:30p Goodman Maintenance Facility 1402 Wingra Creek Pkwy


1. 23661 Review and discussion of OIR's recommendations found in OIR's Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review


Upcoming Meetings


August 14

Neighborhood Meeting 

Winnebago Arts Cafe

7p at 2262 Winnebago




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