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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 Sept 17, 2018

September 16, 2018 11:13 PM

Highlights: Last week the Finance Committee held two meetings on the 2019 Capital budget. Agencies presented 2019 projects and their 5 year capital improvement plans to the committee which consists of the Mayor and six alders. The 2019 Executive capital budget added, delayed, and removed some projects.

The Atwood at Schenks Corners reconstruction project is removed from the 5 year capital improvement plan (CIP), the Blair/John Nolen intersection is scheduled for 2021,  the Atwood from Fair Oaks to Cottage Grove is pushed out to 2024, and S Blair St from Williamson to E Washington is added to 2019 (it will include a new street light at E Main St). Street reconstructions at James/Bryan/Thorp  and Darbo/Webb were delayed this year, they are now re-scheduled for 2019. Williamson at Blount is scheduled for 2019. Metro's bus barn at Ingersoll will begin multi-year improvements starting in 2019.

The long awaited Quiet Zone for Waubesa and Corry St is in the 2019 budget. The city will apply to the Federal Railroad Administration for Quiet Zone status once crossing improvements are made.

The Mayor's very successful Affordable Housing Fund Initiative will continue for the 5th year. According to Community Development staff, the city has leveraged $13.4M to secure $87M in WHEDA Section 42 tax credits since the program began.

Other projects are reauthorized such as the new Judge Doyle Square parking garage to replace Government East, Olbrich Botanic Gardens building expansion, the Starkweather coagulant treatment project at the Voit farm, and the Historic Preservation Plan. Pinney Library is seeking funds to pay for a temporary relocation due to construction delays at Royster Corners. The budget proposes to allocate additional funds to the Market Ready program associated with the Madison Public Market which will enter into the land use approval phase once a sales agreement is made with the property owner (Washington Plaza shopping mall, FKA as Fiore shopping center).  

The budget anticipates that TID 36 will approve $5M in tax incremental financing for up to three projects including the Mautz site on the 900 block of E Washington,  the former Car X site on the 1000 block of E Washington, and the Washington Plaza site on the 1800 block of E Washington. At this point, there is only one application in process. There is one brand new project in the budget, planning money to determine the feasibility of a North Side Safety Campus, which would co-locate a new Fire Station #10 and a new North Side Police station.

This Thursday I am holding a neighborhood meeting on the request for a conditional use for a tavern and outdoor seating for O'So Brewing at the new Marling residential building at 1817 E Washington, see below for more details. I hope to see you there!


Monday September 17, 2018

Committee on the Environment

4:30p room 108 CCB


53181 LED Street Lighting and Potential Health Concerns Attachments: Blue light_letterhead.pdf A discussion on Madison and Dane County Public Health's memo regarding the potential health impacts from different types of LED light sources with Jeff Lafferty.


53182 Report from Beth Bookland regarding opportunities for COE to assist in recycling efforts


53183 Report from Dea Larsen Converse regarding opportunities for COE to reduce chloride levels in water softeners.


53184 Discussion on the August 20, 2018 rain event and current status


Monday September 17

Public Safety Review Committee

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


1.53089 An update from the PSRC Subcommittee on the Madison Fire and Police budgets. Invited will be the Fire and Police Finance Managers. Attachments: REVIEW OF CAPITAL AND OPERATING BUDGETS OF MADISON POLICE DEPT AND MADISON FIRE DEPT BY SUBCOMMITTEE.pdf


2.52680 Acknowledging the City of Madison inter-disciplinary staff team tasked with analyzing alcohol outlet density, to identify issues related to excessive alcohol consumption that result in disproportionate calls for service, and propose steps to address such problems.


Monday September 17

Plan Commission

5p room 201 CCB


5. 52991 Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a lease with Frameshift Arts Café LLC allowing for the use of the City-owned transportation corridor parcel located at 21 South Fourth Street for parking purposes. (6th A.D.)


11. 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.


12. 52218 Consideration of a demolition permit to demolish four commercial buildings located at 118-126 State Street; 4th Ald. Dist. as part of Planned Development to construct nine-story, 130-room hotel with restaurant-taverns.


14. 52217 Approving a Certified Survey Map of property owned by Baldwin Wilson LLC located at 306 S. Baldwin Street; 6th Ald. Dist.


Upcoming Matters

- October 1, 2018 - 524 E. Wilson Street - Conditional Use - Convert tavern into nightclub

- October 15, 2018 - 1817 E. Washington Avenue - Conditional Use - Allow tavern in mixed-use building with outdoor eating area


Monday September 17

Landmarks Commission

5:30p room 103A CCB

Landmarks takes up a case of Demolition by Neglect for 121 Langdon and gets an update on the Historic Preservation plan progress.


Monday September 17

Task Force on the Structure of City Government

6:30p room Warner Park Community Center


TFOGS, as it is known, is getting lots of reports on research underway.


Wednesday September 19

Street Use Staff Commission

10a room 108 CCB


1. 52847 MADISON EAST HIGH HOMECOMING PARADE - amend Friday, October 5, 2018 / 4:30pm - 7:00pm Staging: 100 block N Dickenson Parade: 1300 - 900 blocks of E Mifflin Parking: 900 block of E. Washington Ave. (north side) Homecoming Parade MMSD / Sarah Elmore Attachments: 10.5 East High School Homecoming Parade.pdf


2. 53115 PICNIC IN THE PARK Sa, Oct. 13, 2018 / 6am-10:30pm 3200 block of Lakeland Ave. Handicap parking for event in Olbrich Park Discuss schedule, location, setup Stephanie Franklin / Madison Parks Foundation Attachments: 10.13 Picnic in the Park - app.pdf


Thursday September 20

University Heights Local Historic District Revisions

7p Best Western Inntowner 2424 University Ave


Upcoming meetings:

Mansion Hill

September 27, 2018, 5:30 PM at the Madison Senior Center, 330 W Mifflin Street


Third Lake Ridge

October 4, 2018, 7:00 PM at Bethany Evangelical Church, 301 Riverside Drive


Thursday September 20

O'So Brewery neighborhood meeting

7p Trinity Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall (basement)


Please join me for a neighborhood meeting where we will hear about Marc Buttera's proposal to open O'So Brewing Company Tasting Room at 1817 E. Washington Avenue, a commercial space in The Marling.  The tasting room would operate as an extension of the company's brewing license as a satellite tasting room.  If they serve only their own products, they are not required to obtain an alcohol license from the City of Madison.  Under Madison ordinances, it will be classified as a tavern and will need conditional use approval from the Plan Commission for that use and for the outdoor seating Mr. Buttera is requesting.  In addition to the tasting room, a small retail carryout sales area will be included.  There are currently no plans for food sales, although that may be an option in the future.  Initially, the indoor space will have a capacity of 49 with a planned additional capacity of 40 on a future mezzanine level.  The outdoor seating would be located directly in front of the business along E. Washington Avenue.  It would have a capacity of 38 and would operate seasonally, approximately May-October, with no amplified sound outdoors.  The proposed hours of operation for the establishment are Monday-Thursday, 3pm-11pm; Friday-Saturday, 11am-11pm; and Sunday, 11am-9pm.

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