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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 February 11, 2019

February 9, 2019 7:17 PM

Highlights: On January 29, members of the Alliance of the American Dream convened in Phoenix for a pitch competition that included 12 teams from 4 universities – Arizona State University, Ohio State University, University of Utah, and University of Wisconsin–Madison.  Two teams from Wisconsin were selected to advance to the final round of the Alliance for the American Dream competition, where they will compete for potential investment. The Alliance, known locally as DreamUp WI, is sponsored by Schmidt Futures, a philanthropic initiative founded by Eric and Wendy Schmidt that seeks to improve societal outcomes through the thoughtful development of emerging science and technology that can benefit humanity. DreamUp WI is a partnership between the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the community, tasked with generating ideas to increase the net income of 10,000 Dane County families by 10 percent by the year 2020.

The City of Madison was a partner in the "We Care for Dane Kids" team and worked with the Wisconsin Early Childhood Association, Reach Dane, Satellite Family Child Care System, the UW Schools of Social Work and Education, Madison Out-of-School Time, and TASC. The proposal offered a multi-pronged approach to transforming the early childhood and after school care sectors that would supplement income for workers and child care costs, reduce operating expenses for facilities, and create a child care benefit program. Parents deserve affordable care options and the people who work in the child and out-of-school time field deserve to be fairly compensated. DreamUp WI will also sponsor a Community Showcase the evening of April 3 to highlight other local proposals developed as a result of the initiative and launch a second round of competition.

On Monday , a Mayoral Forum sponsored by the Young Gifted and Black Coalition, will take place at the Central Library. This one promises to dig into the impact of State violence and social injustice. The Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee meets Tuesday after hazardous weather canceled last week's meeting. The Transportation Commission takes up the list of intersections to be considered for traffic calming improvements, the Commission will likely approve speed humps for the 1300 block of Spaight on Wednesday. On Thursday , the MPD Policy and Procedures Ad Hoc Review Committee continues its work. On Thursday February 21, join me for a neighborhood meeting to discuss Gorman and Co's proposal for "Nexus", at the corner of Milwaukee St and E Washington, see the upcoming meetings at the end of the blog for more details.

Monday February 11, 2019

Finance Committee

4:30p room 215 MMB


13. 54508 Accepting the 100% Renewable Madison Report and adopting the recommendation that the City follow Scenario 3 measures and timeline. Note: Transportation Policy and Planning Board is Lead Referral.


19. 54514 Authorizing the Issuance of a Request for Proposals to Seek a Developer to Complete the Private Portion of the Judge Doyle - Block 88 Project. Note: Referrals have been made to Plan Commission (Feb 11 or 25), Equal Opportunities Commission (Feb 21), the Sustainable Madison Committee (Feb 25) and the Common Council Executive Committee (Feb 26). Finance Committee is Lead Referral. Common Council consideration on February 26.


20. 54202 Authorizing a non-competitive service contract with Anesis Center Marriage and Family Therapy, LLC for mental health case management and community programming for Southeast Asian elders and individuals with mental health needs of up to $115,000 from the adopted 2019 City of Madison Operating Budget of the Community Development Division


21. 54560 SUBSITUTE: Amending the 2019 Adopted Operating Budget to transfer $275,250 from the Contingent Reserve to the Community Development Division to help pay for family support services at the Tree Lane Apartments, and authorizing non-competitive service contracts with the Road Home Dane County for case management services, and Lussier Community Education Center and Wisconsin Youth Company - Elver Park Neighborhood Center for youth programming for a period of time ending with the conclusion of request for proposals processes undertaken to select providers for those services, but not beyond December 31, 2019.


Monday February 11

Landmarks Commission

5p room 111 MMB


2. 54489 1130 Williamson St - Exterior Alteration in the Third Lake Ridge Hist. Dist.; 6th Ald. Dist.


4. 54458 Landmarks Commission 2018 Annual Report


5. 54477 Review of Consultant's Recommendations for Ordinance Revisions


6. 47837 Landmarks Commission Historic Preservation Plan Status Report


8. 54302 Buildings Proposed for Demolition - 2019  -632 W Wilson St -630 W Wilson St -624 W Wilson St -620 W Wilson St -616 W Wilson St

616 W Wilson > Staff Findings: The preservation file for this property indicates that it was constructed in 1900 as the Valentine Russ House and was designed by Claude and Starck.

Monday February 11

People's Mayoral Forum "Getting Past the Politics"

6:30-8p Central Library 201 W Mifflin 3rd floor


The forum is brought to you by the Young Gifted and Black Coalition and The Young Gifted and Black Coalition is a grass roots social justice organization dedicated to meeting community needs, building collective analysis and advocating for the end of State Violence in all it's forms including poverty, mass incarceration, homelessness, police brutality and other social injustice. This is your time to ask the REAL questions and get the REAL answers from our city's potential leader. Attendance is Free and Open to the public [tickets are being offered via]


Tuesday February 12

Madison Arts Commission

5:30p room 206 MMB


1.45377 Artists Spaces - Matt Mikolajewski, Economic Development, will be available to discuss Art Space Strategy paper - Review and Act Upon Thurber Park Arts Residency Call for Artists - Thurber Park Construction Schedule Update


4. 47594 Public Art Approval - Pennsylvania Park Design update


Tuesday February 12


5:30p room 111 MMB


1. 54447 Discussion of Consultant's Recommendations

2. 54448 Discussion of Next Steps and Schedule


Wednesday February 13

Urban Design Commission

4:30p room 153 MMB


2. 54201 1820 E. Washington Avenue - Public Project, Burr Jones Park Improvements in UDD No. 8. 12th Ald. Dist. Owner: City of Madison Parks Division Applicant: Mike Sturm, City of Madison Parks Division Initial/Final Approval is Requested *Referred from the cancelled January 30, 2019 Meeting*


The Madison Parks Division is seeking approval for facility improvements to the field and parking areas of the Burr Jones Park. Proposed park improvements include a revised parking lot, improved athletic fields, stormwater bioretention, additional landscaping, bicycle parking, a new basketball court and the addition of an athletic field lighting system.


8. 54471 2222 E. Washington Avenue - Public Building, East High School Fieldhouse Entrance Addition. 12th Ald. Dist. Owner: Chad Wiese Applicant: Kenneth Turba, Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP Initial/Final Approval is Requested


Approval to construct an approximately 6,000 square foot single-story addition to serve as the main entrance to the existing fieldhouse. Madison East High School is a designated landmark and the Landmarks Committee granted a Certificate of Appropriateness noting the following "The plans for the addition look great and the fact that it could be removed in the future is also positive." Note that the applicant is considering two massing options, a one story and two-story option, for a rear fieldhouse addition on the non-historic side of the building. The one story option is proposed in the current application; however, there is a strong drive by the school district for the two-story option. UDC feedback and final budget will determine the final selected option.


13. 54472 4002 Evan Acres Road - PD, Ho-Chunk Casino/Hotel/Convention Center Campus and Heritage Center. 16th Ald. Dist. Owner: Daniel Brown, Ho-Chunk Nation Applicant: Peter Tan, Strang, Inc. Informational Presentation


Wednesday February 13

Education Committee

5p room 302 MMB


I am  incredulous that with all the common interests between the city and the school board and demonstrated need to improve the life chances of many children in our community that the question of dissolution would even be considered. The committee needs a reboot not dissolution.


54261 Vote on Dissolution of the Education Committee

54262 Discussion, if Necessary, on Actions Needed to Continue Forward with the Education Committee.


Wednesday February 13

Transportation Commission

5p room 206 MMB


G.1. 54388 Authorizing an execution of a lease with Madison Freewheel Bicycle Co. at 216 S. Pinckney Street for the operation of the Madison Bicycle Center on Block 88. (4th AD)


G.4. 54420 Neighborhood Traffic Management Program List


The 1300 block of Spaight, Baldwin to Dickinson, is in the queue for 2019 traffic calming.


G.5. 54640 Approval of the roadway geometry for Bassett Street from Dayton Street to West Washington Avenue


Wednesday February 13

Public Safety Review Committee

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


1. 54653 Heartland Alliance - Continued Discussion on 7933 Tree Lane


2. 54657 Madison Police Mission Statements


Wednesday February 13

Board of Parks Commissioners

6:30p Olbrich Botanical Gardens 3300 Atwood Ave


RE Olbrich leaf mulch pile –> I am working with Parks staff to find a new location.


7 54636 Superintendent's February 2019 Report


• Golf – The 2018 Golf season was a very difficult one with the wettest year on record since the City has operated golf courses. Staff is working to prepare a report to update the Commission, Golf Subcommittee, the Council, and the public on the status of the Enterprise and anticipate completing this report by April, 2019.

• Dog Policy – The Long Range Planning Subcommittee will be working on reviewing dogs in parks policy during the first part of 2019. Staff is hopeful that any policy changes will be brought to the Commission in the first half of the year.

• Off-Leash Dog Parks – Staff is working to determine potential off-leash improvements in the priority areas of the West side, Atwood/East Isthmus, and Far East/Grandview. The Approved Master Plan for North Star Park will address the deficiency in Grandview. Staff are working on concepts for the other two priority areas and anticipate moving forward with engagement processes in 2019.

• Olbrich Park (at Walter Street) – work on the construction of the new restroom building continues, but has been slowed due to the recent heavy snow and extreme cold temperatures. The Parks-led site work contract which will include the new parking lot, paths, basketball court and stormwater detention features is anticipated to be bid in April. Construction will begin following completion of the building in June.


10 54638 Olbrich Botanical Gardens Expansion Update INFORMATIONAL


11 54623 2020 Proposed Olbrich Botanical Gardens Fees RECOMMEND APPROVAL


13 54639 Request from Freedom Skate Shop to hold three weeks of skateboard summer camp at the McPike Skatepark from 2019-2024 under the conditions of a fee modification. The Skatepark would remain open to the public during the camp. RECOMMEND APPROVAL


18 54047 James Madison Park Master Plan RECOMMEND APPROVAL


19 54610 Breese Stevens Field informational reports regarding the 2019 Fan Access Plan and Neighborhood Impact Plan. RECOMMEND ACCEPTANCE OF THE REPORTS


Thursday February 14


6:15p Goodman Maintenance Facility 1402 Wingra Creek Parkway


This meeting has been canceled 3x times due to dangerous weather and quorum issues ... keep your fingers crossed.


1. 22400 Discussion with Carrie Rothbud regarding timeline for the MPD Ad Hoc Committee's final report to the Common Council.


2. 54180 Review and discussion of resident submitted recommendations and MPD responses.


3. 23421 Review and discussion of OIR's recommendation number 146 found in OIR's Madison Police Department Policy & Procedure Review "Madison should enhance its civilian oversight by establishing an independent police auditor's office reporting to a civilian police review body."


Upcoming meetings


Thursday, February 21, 2019

6:30 p.m. Bashford United Methodist Church, Room 3

329 North Street > Please enter through the double glass doors adjacent to the parking lot. Room 3 will be to your left


Please join Alder Larry Palm and me for a neighborhood meeting to discuss Gorman & Co.'s plans for Nexus, the final phase of development at Union Corners, located at the corner of E. Washington Avenue and Milwaukee Street.  Nexus is a proposed four-story, mixed-use building consisting of approximately 90 market-rate apartments (one-, two-, and three-bedroom) facing Milwaukee Street over approximately 17,000 square feet of retail facing E. Washington Avenue.  There would be 91 surface parking stalls.  Gorman's proposal would require Specific Implementation Plan (SIP) approval from the Plan Commission.




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