Alder Brian Benford
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Benford’s Updates
D6 Items of Interest Week of October 15, 2018
Highlights: The City Clerk's Office needs to fill over 3,000 poll worker shifts for Election Day. Hundreds of vacancies remain unfilled. Poll workers are paid an hourly living wage of $13.01. There are three shifts available: 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 1 p.m. to approximately 9:30 p.m., or 6 a.m. to approximately 9:30 p.m. Poll workers will also be paid to attend one hour of training. Poll workers must be eligible to vote in Dane County: at least 18 years old, a United States citizen, a resident of the county for at least 10 days, and not disqualified from voting. Sign up online at http://www.cityofmadison.com/EO.
On Monday, the Plan Commission takes up the conditional use proposal for O'so Brewing to establish a tavern and outdoor seating area and the zoning text amendment I introduced will be reviewed. See notes in Plan Commission below for request for feedback. If you are following the status of the Monona Golf Course, the Golf Subcommittee meets Tuesday afternoon and it looks they will continue the discussion. Tuesday at 6:30p is the Council meeting, several D6 licenses and a license extension are on the agenda, there is a public hearing on the operating budget, and a resolution will be introduced to create a joint city and county technical work group to review Isthmus flooding and lake levels. On Wednesday, the Board of Public Works has items about the Williamson and E Wilson St assessment district for street reconstruction and Williamson and S Blount St traffic signal assessment district.
Monday October 15, 2018
Integrated Pest Management Policy Review Task Force
3p room 302 MMB
This is a new committee made up of members of existing city committees: Madison Food Policy Council, Board of Health Madison & Dane County, Public Health Madison & Dane County, City of Madison Water Utility, Parks Division, Engineering Department, Committee on the Environment, Sustainable Madison Committee, Integrated Pest Management and/or Ecology expert(s) and will complete the following actions:
o Review available research on current IPM best practices
o Solicit input from IPM experts
o Review current city department pesticide usage
o Develop recommendations for revisions to the current IPM policy, and recommendations for City pesticide usage
o Solicit input on City policy recommendations from the community
o Develop best practices on pesticide use for city residents,
o Develop recommendations for administrative support structure(s) for policy implementation and reporting; and
The Task Force is scheduled to complete its review and make final recommendations to the Mayor and Common Council on or before February 28, 2019.
Monday October 15
Committee on the Environment
4:30p room 108 CCB
53181 LED Street Lighting and Potential Health Concerns Attachments: Blue light_letterhead.pdf A discussion of Madison and Dane Couty Public Health's memo regarding the potential health impacts from different types of LED light sources with Jeff Lafferty.
53184 Discussion on the August 20, 2018 rain event and current status Jojo O'Brien of City Engineering to provide an overview of the flood event and the impacts to the isthmus.
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. Attachments: Report from Dea Larsen Converse regarding opportunities for COE to reduce chloride
Monday October 15
5p room 103A CCB
1. 53273 917 E Mifflin St - Exterior Alteration to a Designated Madison Landmark (Breese Stevens Field); 2nd Ald. Dist. REQUEST FOR CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS
2. 53289 1233 Jenifer St - Exterior Alteration in the Third Lake Ridge Hist. Dist.; 6th Ald. Dist.
5. 53365 1101 E Washington Ave - Addition Adjacent to a Designated Madison Landmark; 6th Ald. Dist.
6. 47837 Landmarks Commission Historic Preservation Plan Status Report
Monday October 15
5:30p room 201 CCB
1.53437 Plan Commission update on the Oscar Meyer Strategic Assessment Committee Planning Division staff will provide a verbal update on the work of the committee in anticipation of the committee's full report being presented in the coming months.
10. 53121 Consideration of a conditional use for a tavern in a mixed-use building with an outdoor eating area at 1817 E. Washington Avenue; Urban Design Dist. 8; 6th Ald. Dist.
Staff report: The applicant, O'so Brewing Company, proposes to establish a tavern with an outdoor seating area in an existing mixed-use building. The tavern will be located on the first floor within a 1,283 square-foot commercial space near the center of the building. The outdoor seating area will have 38 seats and will be located directly in front of the tavern within a fenced and landscaped area. As proposed, the indoor capacity for the tavern will be 49 persons. Furthermore, the hours of operation for the tavern and outdoor seating area will be 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM Monday through Thursday, 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM Friday and Saturday, and 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM Sunday. There are currently 50 dedicated off-street parking stalls to serve the various commercial uses in the building. The applicant has indicated that no amplified sound will be played in the outdoor seating area..... The Planning Division believes that the conditional use standards can be found met. While there are residential units above the proposed tavern and outdoor seating area, given the site's location along E Washington Avenue and lack of outdoor amplified sound, staff does not anticipate that the proposed conditional uses will have an adverse impact on the uses, values, and enjoyment or normal and orderly development of the site and surrounding properties.
I support the application.
16. 53221 Amending Sections 28.211, 28.151, 28.061, 28.072, 28.082 and 28.091 of the Madison General Ordinances to add Tasting Room as a use and to amend the supplemental regulations of Restaurant-Nightclub and make Restaurant-Nightclub a conditional use in all districts where it is allowed.
I am sponsoring several changes to the zoning text amendment regarding alcohol uses. The staff report discusses the zoning text amendment and goes into more detail https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=6678550&GUID=C9026AA4-3E75-429A-B22D-4F4970BD1202
I learned recently that under the existing zoning code a Restaurant - Nightclub is a permitted use if it closes by midnight but if it is open after midnight, it is a conditional use. I believe a Restaurant - Nightclub with live entertainment should always be a conditional use in mixed use zoning district regardless of hours.
In consultation with staff, I added additional changes and clarifications to the zoning code including making Tasting Rooms a conditional use. Currently distilleries, breweries and wineries/meaderies are exempt from municipal licensing. Several years ago the city amended the zoning code to clarify that alcohol manufacturing/tasting rooms, allowed in Traditional Employment/TE zoning, are a conditional use. This text amendment adds Tasting Rooms as a defined use to the zoning code. The Plan Commission's conditional use process is the only way the city can regulate these establishments.
The proposed ordinance removes requirements in the supplemental regulations for Nightclubs regarding minimum number of weekly events and hours requirements. The staff report does a good job explaining the limitations of the existing requirements.
For the Restaurant-Tavern category, the ordinance proposes to change the NMX/neighborhood mixed use and LMX/limited mixed use zoning to allow restaurant- taverns as a permitted use, instead of a conditional use. The idea is these districts are more like the Traditional Shopping District/TSS zoning where restaurant-taverns are permitted. I have received comments from residents who oppose this zoning change, they say it would make it easier to allow alcohol licenses in the NMX district. The applicant would still have to go to the ARLC and the Common Council for final approval, but there would not be any review by Planning Division staff or public hearing at the Plan Commission. NMX zoning is not as common as TSS zoning in D6 (or city wide), In the NMX statement of purpose, there is a reference to commercial nodes whereas the TSS statement of purpose references commercial corridors. Parcels zoned NMX in D6 include E Wilson between Dickinson and Baldwin, S Baldwin between E Wilson and the RR tracks, Williamson at Rogers to Thornton, and Winnebago between Bashford and Union Corners. In addition, the city zoning map shows NMX zoning on E Johnson from Livingston to Brearly, Northport near Troy Dr, one parcel on Packers and along Monona Dr. between Cottage Grove and Buckeye Rd. Here is the zoning map http://www.cityofmadison.com/dpced/planning/documents/Zoning_Districts_2015.pdf If you have thoughts on this, please let me know.
I may ask for a referral to work out the details.
Upcoming Matters - November 5, 2018 –
119-125 N. Butler Street - Demolition Permit and Conditional Use - Demolish two-family residence and four-unit apartment building to construct four-story 31-unit apartment building (D2)
1314-1326 E. Washington Avenue - CC-T and TR-V1 to TE, Demolition Permit and Conditional Use - Demolish two commercial buildings and three-family dwelling to construct six-story mixed-use building with 5,000 sq. ft. of commercial space and 59 apartments in Urban Design Dist. 8 (D2)
Monday October 15
Task Force on Equity in Music and Entertainment
6:30p room 013 MMB
53153 Review drafts of report sections completed by Task Force members.
Tuesday October 16
4p Goodman Maintenance Facility 1402 Wingra Parkway
8 49608 Future of Golf Enterprise Operations
For those of you following the future of Monona Golf Course it looks like it will be a discussion item.
Tuesday October 16
Common Council Executive Committee
4:30p room 108 CCB
5. 50110 SUBSTITUTE - Establishing a moratorium on issuance of new alcohol licenses in a high density, high police call area in downtown Madison and establishing a Task Force on Downtown violence. Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin Map Alcohol License Moratorium Area Density Map With Establishments.pdf Version 1 Map for Revised Area - Substitute 9/26/18 CA Memo Options for ALRC Moratorium.pdf Attachments: Referrals: ALRC (lead), Public Safety Review Committee, Downtown Coordinating Committee, Economic Development Committee, Equal Opportunities Commission
6. 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. Sponsors: Ledell Zellers, Michael E. Verveer and Zach Wood Referrals: ALRC (lead), Public Safety Review Committee, Downtown Coordinating Committee, Economic Development Committee, Equal Opportunities Commission
These items were referred at the last meeting of CCEC because the sponsors of Legistar 52680 were not able to attend.
Tuesday October 16
Common Council briefing
5:30p room 201 CCB
Dawn Berney from Jewish Social Services will present information on the demographic and economic contributions of immigrants in Madison and Dane County.
52670 Jewish Social Services Information on Immigration (10/16/18 Council Presentation) Jewish Social Services Handout: Immigration Data.pdf Website: Jewish Social Service / Immigration Services
Tuesday October 16
6:30p room 201 CCB
3. 53172 2019 Executive Operating Budget
4. 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
15. 53449 Chief of Police 3rd Quarter Update: Chief Mike Koval, Madison Police Department (10/16/18)
18. 52374 Business Name Change 2116 AWA LLC • Current dba: The New Mr. Roberts 2116 Atwood Ave Class B Combination Liquor & Beer Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) New dba: The Atwood
26. 52941 21+ Entertainment License Frameshift Arts Cafe LLC • dba The Winnebago Arts Cafe • Capacity: 99 2262 Winnebago St • Agent: John DeHaven Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 40% alcohol, 57% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 410
39. 53164 Second request to extend license issuance beyond the 90 day limit under MGO 38.05 I/O Arcard 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
41. 53166 Second request to extend license issuance beyond the 90 day limit under MGO 38.05 Encore Adventure LLC • dba Tiny's Tap House 308 S Paterson Street • Agent: Holly Alexander • Estimated Capacity: 30 Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 75% alcohol, 20% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 408
51. 53195 Awarding Public Works Contract No. 8273, McPike Park - Skatepark Seating Area. (6th AD)
52. 53233 Awarding Public Works Contract No. 8275, Olbrich Park Maintenance Shed. (6th AD)
59. 52977 Amending Section 33.13(4)(a) of the Madison General Ordinances to grant additional authority to the Common Council Executive Committee.
62. 52630 Approving an application by Metro Transit to the State of Wisconsin's Volkswagen Mitigation Program/Transit Capital Assistance Grant Program requesting funds to purchase 15 replacement diesel buses; and, approving a total reduction in State Shared Revenue up to $5,625,000 over the 10-year payback period.
NOTE: There is no recommendation from the Transportation Policy & Planning Board
66. 53219 Amending Sections 4.26(3)(e), 4.26(4)(a)8., 4.26(4)(b), 4.26(4)(c), 39.02(9) (a)2.c., and 39.02(9)(e)2. of the Madison General Ordinances to raise the competitive bidding threshold for service contracts from $25,000 to $50,000, raise other purchasing thresholds to $50,000, increase the thresholds for multi-year service contracts that may be signed by the Finance Director, raise the threshold to $50,000 for city contractors to file an affirmative action plan, and raise the maximum amount of liquidated damages a contractor could pay for various affirmative action violations.
NOTE: There is no recommendation from the Affirmative Action Commission.
67. 53285 Amending the 2018 Engineering-Major Streets, Sewer and Stormwater Utility Capital Budgets and the Sewer and Stormwater Utility Operating Budgets to cover expenses incurred as a result of the extreme rain event experienced on August 20, 2018 and the resulting high lake levels and associated isthmus flooding. (Various ADs)
INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS FOR REFERRAL WITHOUT DEBATE ORDINANCES
76. 53358 Creating Section 3.32(16) of the Madison General Ordinances to provide for Paid Parental Leave.
77. 53433 Amending Section 2.20(1) and creating Section 2.20(3) of the Madison General Ordinances to allow the Mayor to delegate the duty to preside or chair meetings of the Common Council.
78. 53436 Amending Sec. 10.055(8)(c) of the Madison General Ordinances to update the Street Occupation Permit Fees.
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance would update the Street Occupancy Permit Fees by raising the fees by roughly 30% for all street occupations, other than the fee for dumpsters, construction trailers and storage containers. This fee increase is being done to specifically fund a new position in the Traffic Engineering Division that will be administering the street occupancy permit program. Because the City can only recover its actual costs to administer this program, this ordinance should not be approved unless the new position is created.
83. 53320 Accepting the Madison Fiber-to-the-Premises Implementation Plan and recommendations of the Digital Technology Committee.
86. 53404 Authorizing the Mayor and Chief of Police to accept the FY2018 USDOJ STOP School Violence Prevention and Mental Health Training Program award for $250,000 and to utilize these funds to prevent school violence, through the training of school personnel and the education of students; and amend budgets accordingly
87. 53405 Amending the Metro Transit 2018 Operating Budget to authorize the City of Madison to accept funds in the amount of $10,000 from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in support of the JobRide Plus-Dane County project seeking to develop a proposal to connect public transit with transportation to jobs outside of Metro's service area.
89. 53453 Submitting the appointment of Yang Tao for confirmation of a five-year term as the City Traffic Engineer.
96. 53472 Adopting the Milwaukee Street Special Area Plan as a Supplement to the City of Madison Comprehensive Plan.
97. 53474 Approving State / Municipal Agreement for Local Let Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Project I.D. 5992-10-40/41 for Garver Path and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute this agreement with the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation for construction cost sharing and State design review costs.(6th & 15th ADs)
101. 53504 Requesting Dane County and the City of Madison convene a technical work group to study strategies for reducing the risk of future high lake level events and flooding on the Yahara River and the Yahara Lakes.
The City of Madison is requesting that Dane County, along with the City of Madison, convene a technical work group to study appropriate operating orders for the Yahara chain of lakes and to study the necessary actions, both short and long term, to significantly reduce the risk of flooding in the future
The resolution states: "Now Therefore be it resolved, that the City of Madison hereby requests that Dane County, along with the City of Madison, convene a technical work group to investigate the suitability of the current Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Lake Level Orders on the Yahara Lakes, to review strategies to reduce the probability of lake and river flooding in the future, and to provide a recommendation to petition the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to revise the current Operating Orders for the Yahara Lakes; and,
Be It Further Resolved, that the Group be charged with reviewing and updating the recommendations of the Yahara Lakes Advisory Group and creating an implementation plan; and,
Be It Finally Resolved, that City of Madison Storm Water Utility Staff, and other agency staff as necessary, are hereby directed to staff, represent the City of Madison on the technical work group, and to report back to the Common Council during the work group and present the final report for approval".
Wednesday October 17
Board of Public Works
4:30p room 108 CCB
8. 53468 Authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute an agreement with KL Engineering, Inc. for design engineering services for Garver Path. (6th & 15th ADs)
11. 53474 Approving State / Municipal Agreement for Local Let Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Project I.D. 5992-10-40/41 for Garver Path and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute this agreement with the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation for construction cost sharing and State design review costs.(6th & 15th ADs)
20.* 53486 Declaring the City of Madison's intention to exercise its police powers establishing the South Blount Street and Williamson Street Traffic Signal Assessment District. (6th AD) RECOMMEND TO ADOPT
The Blount St neighbors on the south side of Williamson have been asking for a traffic signal for several years.
21.* 53491 Declaring the City of Madison's intention to exercise its police powers establishing the Williamson Street and East Wilson Street Assessment District - 2019. (6th AD) RECOMMEND TO ADOPT RESOLUTIONS APPROVING THE CONSTRUCTION OF PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS
In anticipation of construction next year, the Williamson Street and East Wilson Street Assessment District - 2019 serving Williamson street from John Nolen Drive to South Blount Street, East Willson Street from South Franklin Street to John Nolen Drive and South Blount Street from Williamson Street to East Wilson Street (Railroad crossing) is being created.
22. 53456 Approving plans and specifications and authorizing the Board of Public Works to advertise and receive bids for Olbrich Cottage - Roof Replacement. (6th AD) Attachments: Olbrich Cottage - Roof Replacement.pdf This project will consist of tearing off the existing shingles and replacing with a new asphalt 3-tab shingle roof. Estimated cost is $50,000. REPORT BY CITY ENGINEERING RECOMMEND TO ADOPT
23. 53438 Approving plans and specifications and authorizing the Board of Public Works to advertise and receive bids for the Pinney Library. (15th AD) Attachments: Pinney Design Presentation.pdf The Pinney Library will be located in the Ruedebusch Development & Construction's (RDC) "Royster Corners" mixed use development located at the intersection of Cottage Grove Road and Dempsey Road. The City of Madison is negotiating a purchase and sale agreement with RDC for 20,000 square feet of first floor space. The Pinney Library project involves tenant improvements to finish the gray box condominium space including framing of interior spaces, installation of mechanical (including geothermal field), electrical, plumbing, fire protection and audio visual systems, and installation of finishes, equipment, and furniture. Estimated cost of this project is $4,800,000. REPORT BY CITY ENGINEERING
30. 53384 Public Flood Response Policy Attachments: Public Flood Response Policy DRAFT.pdf UP FOR DISCUSSION
31. 53385 Private Drainage Problem Policy Attachments: Private Drainage Problem Policy DRAFT.pdf UP FOR DISCUSSION
Wednesday October 17
Economic Development Committee
5p room GR 27 CCB (enter 211 S Carroll St)
1. 53493 Presentation by and discussion with Tom Lynch, Transportation Director for the City of Madison, regarding the transportation section of the Connect Madison Economic Development Strategy and other City transportation initiatives.
2. 53494 Oscar Mayer Strategic Assessment Update - Presentation by Bill Fruhling (Planning Division) and Tom Otto (Economic Development Division)
Wednesday October 17
Alcohol License Review Committee
5:30p room 354 CCB
15. 50110 SUBSTITUTE - Establishing a moratorium on issuance of new alcohol licenses in a high density, high police call area in downtown Madison and establishing a Task Force on Downtown violence.
16. 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.
17. 53509 Request to extend license issuance beyond the 90 day limit under MGO 38.05 Vintage II Inc • dba Tangent 803 E Washington Ave • Agent: Trent Kraemer Estimated Capacity: 387 inside / 75 outside Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 41% alcohol, 55% food, 4% other Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 407
Thursday October 18
Urban Forestry Task Force
12:30p room 108 CCB
53168 Formulating Recommendations, Action Plan, and Long-term Departmental Strategy DISCUSSION OF RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING LAND USE PLANNING & ZONING AND MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
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