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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 November 19, 2018

November 18, 2018 9:54 PM

Highlights: On Monday, join me at a neighborhood meeting to learn more about Joe Krupp's proposed plans to redevelop 1936-1938 Atwood.  He proposes to demolish the house at 1936 Atwood and redevelop it with the adjacent Monona State Bank parking lot. What is different about this project is that Joe is offering to include shared parking that could be utilized by the Schenk's Corners business district. He is asking for TID 37 funds to provide the shared parking.  On Tuesday, the Council will be reconsidering the Judge Doyle Square project for the third time. The zoning text amendment I have been working on regarding brewpubs, tasting rooms and restaurant-nightclubs (the 2nd substitute)  is at Council for final approval.  See the end of the blog for upcoming neighborhood meetings.

Last week the Council adopted the 2019 Budget. I was able to add an amendment to purchase and install four cameras on the Capital City Trail bike path between Livingston and Thornton.

Happy Thanksgiving~

Monday November 19, 2018

Task Force on Structure of City Government

Boards Commission and Committee Subcommittee

2p room 110 MMB





Monday November 19

Committee on the Environment

4:30p room 108 CCB


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

53844 Opportunities to Reducing Recycling Contamination Through Education

53845 West High School Green Club Presentation from student members on their mission and activities

53846 Odana Hills Water Recovery System Presentation


Monday November 19

Landmarks Commission

5p room 111 MMB


3. 47837 Landmarks Commission Historic Preservation Plan Status Report


This is not on the agenda, but news of interest: Heather Bailey has been hired as the City's new Preservation Planner.  She will start on January 7, 2019, after moving here from Durango, CO.  Heather brings many years of diverse Historic Preservation experience, including her current planning position with the City of Durango.   


Monday November 19

Plan Commission

5:30p room 201 CCB


1.53472 Adopting the Milwaukee Street Special Area Plan as a Supplement to the City of Madison Comprehensive Plan.


Upcoming Matters - December 3, 2018

- 3014 Worthington Avenue and 3001 Darbo Drive - Demolition Permit and Conditional Use Alteration - Demolish six-unit residential building at 3014 Worthington to construct accessory building and expand open space for Easton Square residential building complex


Upcoming Matters - December 17, 2018

-Adopting the Oscar Mayer Area Strategic Assessment Report and authorizing the development of the Oscar Mayer Area Special Area Plan –

-1954 E. Washington Avenue - TR-V2 to TR-U1, Demolition Permit and Conditional Use - Demolish office building and construct a four-story apartment building with 30 apartments along E. Washington Avenue and a six-unit townhouse building along E. Mifflin Street in an existing residential building complex –

-Zoning Text Amendment - Amend Sec. 28.185(7)(a)2.b., create Sec. 28.185(7)(a)5., renumber Sec. 28.185 (7) (a)5. to 6., and amend Sec. 28.185(7)(b) to add a Demolition and Removal standard requiring the Plan Commission to consider the proposed impact of a building relocation on city terrace trees


Monday November 19

Task Force on Structure of City Government

6p room 260 MMB


Monday November 19

Neighborhood Meeting 1936-1938 Atwood

7p Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church,- 301 Riverside Drive


Please join me for a neighborhood meeting where we will hear about Joe Krupp's redevelopment proposal for 1936-1938 Atwood Avenue.  Mr. Krupp proposes to demolish the existing c. 1914 apartment building and construct a four-story, mixed-use building on two lots (the house and the surface parking lot).  The new building would have two levels of parking, commercial frontage on Atwood Avenue, and three levels of housing totaling 76 units arranged in a U-shaped courtyard layout.  The intent is to use grade level parking as shared private/public parking to continue to support commercial demand in the business district.  There will be a TIF application to help pay for shared parking.


Tuesday November 20

Common Council Executive Committee

4:30p room 108 CCB


6. 53847 Update: MPD Policy & Procedures Ad Hoc Review Committee (11/20/18) - Co-Chairs Keith Findley and/or Tom Brown


Tuesday November 20

Common Council discussion

5:30p room 201 CCB


Update on City's Performance Excellence Initiative


Alia Stevenson, Human Resource Department's Organization Development Manager, will be providing the quarterly update on the City's Performance Excellence initiative to the Common Council. She will be available to answer questions from the members of the Common Council.


Tuesday November 20

Finance Committee

6p room 108 CCB


1.53746 Accepting $100,000 per year for four years from Urban Land Interests (ULI) and Findorff, beginning in 2020 to help the City move forward with employment initiatives in anticipation of generating more small, minority and women-owned businesses.


This was introduced last week and it's on the Council agenda later today. This is the only item on Finance's agenda. The Mayor tells me this is a reasonable settlement and the City Attorney says it resolves a dispute with a benefit to the city.  Apparently the developer did not meet SBE subcontractor hiring thresholds for the Anchor Bank project and have agreed to pay $100K/year for four years to help grow women and minority owned businesses. And apparently they could have gotten their last TIF payment but haven't. All very curious.


Tuesday November 20

Common Council

6:30p room 201 CCB


1. 53832 Proclaiming that the City of Madison Mayor and Common Council stand in solidarity with, and support of, the families of those slain at the Tree of Life Or L'Simcha in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, the congregation and the community it serves.


2. 53603 Establishing a sister city relationship between the cities of Madison, Wisconsin in the United States and Bahir Dar, Amhara Region in Ethiopia.


3. 53841 Affirming and proclaiming Friday, November 23, 2018 as Ho-Chunk Day.


5. 53221 2nd SUBSTITUTE 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. Sponsors: Marsha A. Rummel

The 2nd substitute tightens up the zoning code in regards to defining brewpubs and tasting rooms. It also required that Restaurant-Nightclubs and Tasting Rooms are conditional uses in all zoning districts.


8. 52663 Creating Section 28.022 -- 00341 of the Madison General Ordinances to change the zoning of properties located at 1314 and 1318 East Washington Avenue, 2nd Aldermanic District, from CC-T (Commercial Corridor - Transitional) and TR-V1 (Traditional Residential-Varied 1) Districts to TE (Traditional Employment) District.

In June of 2017, the Dane County Department of Administration – Purchasing Division issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a mixed-income, mixed-use, multi-family housing development for property at 1314, 1318, and 1326 East Washington Avenue. The RFP was targeted to include the specific populations: Projects designed to serve individuals and families with a range of incomes and should prioritize those who are at or below 50% of the Area Median Income (AMI), and those that are extremely low income who are at or below 30% of the area median income; veterans; the elderly; and the disabled. Along with these specific populations, the RFP also included specific types of development projects including those that: Meet the income, occupancy, and rent restrictions of low income housing tax credits (LIHTC); include housing for households with income at or below 30% of County Median Income (CMI); improve access to rental housing through generous tenant screening criteria; and include 3+ bedroom units.


Based on this criteria, Gorman and Company, LLC, was selected by Dane County as the development team to manage and construct this project.


The Plan Commission approved the demolition permit and conditional use (Legistar #52572) to demolish two commercial buildings and one three-family dwelling to construct a 108,570- gross-square-foot, mixed-use building with 2,661 square-feet of ground floor commercial space and 59 residential units, with structured parking for 73 automobiles and an additional 12 surface parking stalls in the Traditional Employment (TE) Zoning District at 1314-1326 East Washington Avenue at their meeting of November 5.  This item rezones the parcels.


35. 53362 Authorizing a Second Amendment to RES-17-00664 Authorizing the Execution of a Development Agreement with Garver Feed Mill, LLC to include a recorded version of CSM No. 14664 and modify the permitted location of a private storm sewer over City-owned lands. Sponsors: Marsha A. Rummel


38. 53746 Accepting $100,000 per year for four years from Urban Land Interests (ULI) and Findorff, beginning in 2020 to help the City move forward with employment initiatives in anticipation of generating more small, minority and women-owned businesses.


50. 53220 Amending Sections 12.1335(2) of the Madison General Ordinances to expand the boundaries of the "Snow Emergency Zone." Sponsors: Allen A. Arntsen


DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  This amendment expands the area that the City defines as the "Snow Emergency Zone."  This will exempt additional streets from alternate-side parking restrictions unless a Snow Emergency is declared.


At the neighborhood conference this past weekend, a constituent asked if we could make the same changes in the Marquette neighborhood and exempt streets from alternate-side parking restrictions unless a Snow Emergency is declared. I will follow up with Traffic Engineering.


RECONSIDERATION Requested by Alder Verveeer

51. 53530 SUBSTITUTE - Authorizing an Amendment to the Executed Development Agreement between the City of Madison and Beitler Real Estate Services LLC and Directing Further Actions as a Component of the Judge Doyle Development Project. Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin, Michael E. Verveer and Samba Baldeh


The original amendment failed to get 11 votes on 10/30 (there were two absences). It was reconsidered last week 11/13. A substitute was presented with some concessions by the developer but it failed by an even bigger margin 6:14:1 (three alders who supported the original amended development agreement, switched their votes). It is being reconsidered again.




53. 53809 Amending Section 28.185(7)(a)2.b., creating Section 28.185(7)(a)5., renumbering Section 28.185(7)(a)5. to 6., and amending Section 28.185(7)(b) of the Madison General Ordinances to add a Demolition and Removal standard requiring the Plan Commission to consider the proposed impact of a building relocation on city terrace trees. Sponsors: Ledell Zellers


DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  This amendment will require the Plan Commission to consider a report of the City Forester regarding the impact a proposed building relocation could have on City Terrace trees prior to approving an application for Demolition or Removal of the building.


56. 53818 Creating Section 10.056(2)(f), amending Sections 10.056(6)(a), (b), (d), (i), (o), 10.056(11), and 10.056(12)(a) of the Madison General Ordinances creating and modifying the standards of issuance for street use permits, creating the Downtown Zone and authorizing policies for permits in that zone, and allowing a permit to be cancelled prior to an event in case of emergency.


DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  This ordinance amendment creates a geographic area called the Downtown Zone for purposes of reviewing Street Use Permits for street closures for events, festivals, races, etc., in that zone. The Downtown Zone includes the core of the isthmus extending roughly from Blair to Park Streets, but excludes the Capitol Square, the 100 blocks off the square, and 200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, where events are encouraged.  This amendment will allow the Street Use Staff Commission to create rules for street closures in the Downtown Zone to consider impacts on traffic patterns, Metro Transit service, and residential, business and government occupants within that zone. This amendment also elaborates on the criteria for approving a street use permit, allowing the Staff Commission to consider the overall number of permitted events and other activities happening in the City when considering an application for a street use event. Currently the ordinance allows consideration of traffic impacts and the ability to provide police and other emergency services, and impacts on residents.  The existing ordinance does not explicitly mention impacts on public transit, overall strain on city services, nor does it speak to the overlap of events over the course of a weekend. This amendment makes it explicit that the Commission may consider the following factors:  size, location, route, duration of an event, as well as safety concerns articulated by the Police or Fire Department, significant impairment to traffic flow, Metro Transit service, or the provision of police, fire, or other emergency services. Those factors can be considered based on the proposed event itself or the combination of events or activities known to be occurring on the same day or same weekend. This amendment also clarifies the requirement for a Traffic Management Plan for closures of State Street that include closing Gorham, Johnson and Dayton-Fairchild Streets, and creates a new rule that John Nolen Drive cannot be completely closed for a Street Use Event unless it is a City-Sponsored event. Finally, this amendment clarifies that a permit for an event that has not yet started can be terminated by the Police or Fire Chief, upon consultation with the Superintendent of Parks, if termination is reasonable and necessary in the face of imminent danger or threat to public safety.


63. 53667 Authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to enter into an agreement with Dane County for the purpose of providing Metro Transit with State 85.21 funding given to Dane County for the provision of accessible transportation for eligible person within Metro Transit's service area in the calendar year 2019.


Fiscal Note: The proposed resolution authorizes Dane County to provide State 85.21 funding in an amount not to exceed $267,907 to Metro Transit for the transportation of seniors and person with physical disabilities. Funding for the program is included in Metro Transit's 2019 Operation Budget.


67. 53798 Celebrating the life of Mildred Elizabeth Fish Harnack, accepting ownership of the sculpture Mildred located in Marshall Park, and authorizing the City Attorney to sign a donation agreement with the Artist John Durbrow.


79. 53827 Issuing a Request for Proposals to solicit innovative and inclusive activation proposals (commerce, programming, etc.) for a business, nonprofit or other entity to implement at the Top of State Area.


Fiscal Note: The proposed resolution authorizes a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit plans to implement programs and activities for a business, nonprofit or other entity to implement at the Top of State Area. The intention is that accepted proposals will not seek any form of City funding and are stand-alone operations. Any agreements that are negotiated as a result of this RFP will go before the Common Council for approval. No appropriation is required with the approval of this resolution.


86. 53680 Public Hearing - New License CocoVaa LLC • dba CocoVaa Chocolatier 1815 E Washington Ave ste 100 • Agent: Syovata Edaari Estimated Capacity: 10 Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 5% alcohol, 95% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 410.


I held a neighborhood meeting last week. Very few people attended.


Wednesday November 21

Alcohol License Review Commission

5:30p room 201 CCB


2. 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.


3. 52680 SUBSTITUTE -  Directing the City of Madison Finance Director to analyze alcohol outlet density, to identify issues related to excessive alcohol consumption that result in disproportionate calls for service, and to propose steps to address such problems to engage stakeholders and to report on the analysis to the Alcohol License Review Committee.


9. 53680 Public Hearing - New License CocoVaa LLC • dba CocoVaa Chocolatier 1815 E Washington Ave ste 100 • Agent: Syovata Edaari Estimated Capacity: 10 Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 5% alcohol, 95% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel ) • Police Sector 410


14. 53813 Second request to extend license issuance beyond the 90 day limit under MGO 38.05 Looking For Group Brewing Madison LLC dba Looking For Group Brewing Madison LLC 2438 Winnebago St • Agent: Eric Peterson Estimated Capacity: 120 (40 outdoor) Class B Beer, Class C Wine • 60% alcohol, 30% food, 10% other Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 600


15. 53828 Third 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


Upcoming meetings


Thursday November 29

Blue Agave Restaurant and Lounge meeting RE change of licensed conditions

6p 117 S Butler St.


Sandra Alamilla Lopez has applied for a change in the conditions on her Entertainment License for Blue Agave Restaurant & Lounge.   She is currently restricted to having acoustic performances only, except on Cinco de Mayo and New Year's Day, and she is requesting to have that restriction lifted to allow her to have a live DJ at the establishment.  She is also requesting to extend their hours on Thursdays from 1:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.


I have combined Blue Agave's ordinance required information session with my alder organized neighborhood meeting.  MPD will be able to attend.  I look forward to seeing you. The Alcohol License Review Committee will consider the application at its December 19 meeting.


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