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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 August 27, 2018

August 26, 2018 10:12 PM

Highlights: Rising lake levels are causing flooding in areas of Madison that may continue for one to two weeks. Roads will be flooded and personal property is at risk. If you live or work in the areas highlighted on the attached maps, your property is in danger of flooding. 

Information about how to prepare, where to get sandbags, volunteer opportunities and requests for assistance can be found on the site. The webpage is updated daily and you can sign up for email alerts. 

Streets in the Isthmus have been closed or reduced to one lane and traffic has been redirected to Williamson St. Please drive carefully. Street parking has been removed from Willy and E Wash. Free overnight "Flood Emergency Parking" is in effect through Aug. 31 at City-owned parking garages during flood conditions. While Flood Emergency Parking is in effect, there is no fee to park in cashiered sections of City-owned parking garages 9:00 pm – 7:00 am. Vehicles parked before 9:00 pm or after 7:00 am will be charged the hourly rate for the additional time parked. Residents in impacted areas may purchase a short-term (1-2 week) "monthly" pass to park in a City parking garage during flood conditions in the isthmus. The passes provide guaranteed availability, unlimited 24/7 access, and a significant rate discount compared to the daily cost at the public hourly rate. Additionally, 24/7 permit holders may park in excess of the 48 hour time limit in City parking garages.

I am proud to see the outpouring of assistance from all quarters. City staff is doing amazing work with the help of residents, business owners, the county, local and state elected officials, and the Wisconsin National Guard.

Please let me know if you have questions or need help.


Monday August 27, 2018

Madison Sustainability Committee

4:30p room 357 CCB


1. 52960 Recycling Program (including Organics Pilot)  Presented by Bryan Johnson, City of Madison Streets Division, Recycling Coordinator/Public Information Officer 




2. 52961 Creating a Working Group to study and make recommendations regarding Solar Zoning and Permitting Fees and Process Michael Vickerman and Jeanne Hoffman to introduce the topic.  


3. 52962 Creating a Working Group to Study Sustainable Purchasing Policies for the City of Madison's Purchasing and to Research the City's Ability to Regulate Plastics Larry Palm and Jeanne Hoffman to introduce the topic.


Monday August 27

Landmarks Commission

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


1. 50772 717 E Main St - Demolish an existing precipitator structure on a landmark site (MG&E); 6th Ald. Dist.


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


This matter was before the Landmarks Commission on July 23, 2018. At that meeting, the Commission approved the request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to remove the small plaque. 


The Commission referred consideration of the marker to the August 27, 2018 meeting due the fact that only four members were able to attend the meeting and the vote was evenly divided. It was felt that the full Commission should be present for the decision given the Common Council vote to remove the marker was in contradiction to the staff report and sentiments of the majority of the Landmarks Commission.


A brief refresher: The Landmarks Commission met jointly with the Board of Parks Commissioners, Equal Opportunities Commission, and Landmarks Commission on January 30, 2018 to develop recommendations regarding the treatment of the Confederate monuments at Forest Hill Cemetery. The Landmarks Commission then discussed their recommendations at the meeting of March 19, 2018 and provided the following recommendations to Common Council:  The small plaque should not have been removed without an application for a Certificate of Appropriateness.  The Commission recommends that the plaque be offered to the WI Veteran's museum and the WI State Historical Society and not to private individuals. The motion passed on a voice vote. The Landmarks Commission voted that the large marker should be retained in Confederate Rest. The motion passed on a voice vote, with Rummel voting opposed. The Landmarks Commission recommended that an interpretive display should be installed, that the Common Council should commission its drafting by a qualified historian, and that the events surrounding the small plaque be included in the display. The Commission further stipulated that the text, appearance, and placement of the display must be reviewed and approved by the relevant bodies prior to installation. The motion passed on a voice vote.


4. 52811 932 Spaight St - Exterior Alteration in the Third Lake Ridge Hist. Dist.; 6th Ald. Dist 


5. 52815 839 Williamson St - Exterior Alteration in the Third Lake Ridge Hist. Dist.; 6th Ald. Dist.?


7. Potential expedited review process for projects due to flood related damage


8. 47837 Landmarks Commission Historic Preservation Plan Status Report Upcoming meetings: -Local historic district ordinance revisions -Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee


Monday August 27

Transportation Policy and Planning  Board

5p room 201 CCB


F.2. 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.


Monday August 27

Task Force on Structure of City Government

6p Urban League of Greater Madison 2222 S Park St


Lots of updates.


Tuesday August 28

Water Utility Board

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


2. 52889 Poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) Detection Summary PFAS Contamination Summary Email 2018-07-16.pdf Attachments to PFAS Contamination Summary Email 2018-07-16.pdf

Joe Grande's summary email describes PFAS contamination of Well #15 and parts of the Truax Air National Guard base.  

There is evidence that exposure to PFAS can lead to adverse health outcomes in humans. If humans,  or animals, ingest PFAS (by eating or drinking food or water than contain PFAS), the PFAS are absorbed, and can accumulate in the body. PFAS stay in the human body for long periods of time. As a result, as people get exposed to PFAS from different sources over time, the level of PFAS in their bodies may increase to the point where they suffer from adverse health effects.

Studies indicate that PFOA and PFOS can cause reproductive and developmental, liver and kidney, and immunological effects in laboratory animals. Both chemicals have caused tumors in animal studies. The most consistent findings from human epidemiology studies are increased cholesterol levels among exposed populations, with more limited findings related to:

infant birth weights,
effects on the immune system,
cancer (for PFOA), and
thyroid hormone disruption (for PFOS).



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