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 February 25, 2019
Highlights: If you are following the Task Force on Structure of City Government, two of the subcommittees meet on Tuesday. Also Tuesday, the Council meeting has two agenda items that may generate a large turnout: services and safety for Tree Lane residents and how to best provide services for South East Asian elders. I am introducing, with Alder David Ahrens, a resolution to create a Task Force on PFAS Contamination (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) to review, analyze and provide recommendations for a comprehensive response to PFAS contamination in Madison. Also for introduction is a resolution directing city staff to pursue negotiations with the owners of Oscar Mayer to discuss purchase of land to use as a Metro satellite bus site. On Wednesday at 9am, the Parks Long Range Planning Subcommittee begins a project to make recommendations regarding dogs in parks. On Wednesday, the Historic Preservation Plan Committee holds an open house. On Thursday, the Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee meets.
When I learned the news Feb 20 of the water main break on Oak St, I immediately requested Engineering to push Oak St reconstruction into 2019 instead of 2020. It mean residents already impacted by last years water/sewer line breaks will face another bill in 2020. The standard payback period is 8 years but I can request the Board of Public Works provide a 15 year payback. It's clear we need to get the work done sooner rather than later. There are sufficient funds in Engineering and the Water Utility's capital budget to do the project this year and the work could begin in July. There will be a public information meeting the week of March 11, stay tuned for details. Residents who are interested will be eligible to participate in the pilot program that offers homeowners a rebate of 75% up to $1,500 to have a sewer backwater preventer installed in the event that it is determined that their property is not currently protected by a functional backwater valve. The bitter cold and then warming spells put a lot of stress on water mains. Retreating and advancing frost lines cause shifts in pressure, creating cracks. Some of Madison's water mains are more than 100 years old, installed in the 1880s when the utility formed, but those aren't the most troublesome pipes, according to Water Utility spokesperson Amy Barrilleaux. The mains most susceptible to breaks were installed in the post-World War II era. They are made from a less expensive and less durable material: spun-cast iron. https://www.wpr.org/extreme-weather-causes-concerns-over-madisons-water-infrastructure
Monday February 25, 2019
SUSTAINABLE MADISON COMMITTEE
4:30p room 207 MMB
1.54155 Creating Section 23.61 of the Madison General Ordinances to impose air conditioning limitations on commercial use buildings or structures.
2. 54514 SUBSTITUTE - Authorizing the Issuance of a Request for Proposals to Seek a Developer to Complete the Private Portion of the Judge Doyle - Block 88
6. 54508 Accepting the 100% Renewable Madison Report and adopting the recommendation that the City follow Scenario 3 measures and timeline.
7. City / MGE Agreement and Working Group
Monday February 25
5:30p room 201 CCB
2. 54514 SUBSTITUTE - Authorizing the Issuance of a Request for Proposals to Seek a Developer to Complete the Private Portion of the Judge Doyle - Block 88 Project.
4. 54508 Accepting the 100% Renewable Madison Report and adopting the recommendation that the City follow Scenario 3 measures and timeline.
Upcoming Matters - March 11, 2019
- 1954 E. Washington Avenue - TR-V2 to TR-U1, Demolition Permit and Conditional Use - Demolish eight-unit townhouse to construct a four-story, 44-unit apartment bldg. in an existing residential building complex (D12)
Upcoming Matters - March 25, 2019
- 929 E. Washington Avenue - Demolition Permit and Conditional Use - Demolish commercial buildings at 945 E. Washington Ave. and 924 E. Main St. to construct 11-story, 257,200 sq. ft. office building and parking in Urban Design Dist. 8
Tuesday February 26
Task Force on the Structure of City Government Communications Subcommittee
11a room 151 MMB
5. DISCUSSION OF STRATEGIES TO ENGAGE COMMUNITY IN DISCUSSION OF TFOGS DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS
6. DISCUSSION OF WHETHER TO HIRE AN OUTSIDE CONSULTANT TO CONDUCT PUBLIC OUTREACH
Tuesday February 26
Task Force on the Structure of City Government Executive Subcommittee
12:30p room 151 MMB
5. DISCUSSION OF THE ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE OF THE MAYOR'S OFFICE, INCLUDING THE NUMBER OF DIRECT REPORTS TO THE MAYOR, THE MAYOR'S ABILITY TO HIRE AND FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADS, AND THE ROLE AND FUNCTION OF THE DEPUTY MAYORS.
6. DISCUSSION OF THE SIZE AND COST OF MAYOR'S OFFICE
Tuesday February 26
Common Council Executive Committee
4:30p room 108 CCB
6. 54496 Establishing an Ad Hoc Complete Count Committee and making a commitment to work with the Census Bureau to ensure a complete count of City of Madison residents in the 2020 Census. Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin *CCEC Report to made from floor at the 2/26/19 Common Council Meeting
7. 54147 CHARTER Amending Section 3.055 of the Madison General Ordinances to transfer the functions of the City Treasurer to the Finance Director. Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin and Michael E. Verveer Attachments: 2/26/19 Finance Director CCEC Presentation on Treasurer.pdf *CCEC Report to made from floor at the 2/26/19 Common Council Meeting
8. 54146 Creating Section 4.01(7) of the Madison General Ordinances to transfer the office of City Treasurer to the Finance Department and make the Finance Director the City Treasurer. Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin and Michael E. Verveer *CCEC Report to made from floor at the 2/26/19 Common Council Meeting
9. 54514 SUBSTITUTE - Authorizing the Issuance of a Request for Proposals to Seek a Developer to Complete the Private Portion of the Judge Doyle - Block 88 Project. Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin and Michael E. Verveer Lead Referral: Finance Committee recommended to adopt. *CCEC Report to made from floor at the 2/26/19 Common Council Meeting
10. 54454 Amending Section 2.205 of the Madison General Ordinances to provide for a two (2) year term for the Common Council President and Common Council Vice President, and amending Section 33.13(1) of the Madison General Ordinances to make conforming changes to the terms of the Common Council Executive Committee. Sponsors: Samba Baldeh and Sheri Carter Task Force on Structure of City Government recommended to place on file without prejudice.
11. 53938 Amending Section 35.01 and creating Sec. 35.03 of the Madison General Ordinances to formalize the appointment procedure for the City's appointees to the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District. Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin UPDATE
12. 54445 Update: MPD Policy & Procedures Ad Hoc Review Committee (2/26/19)
Tuesday February 26
Water Utility Board
4:30p room A &B Madison Water Utility 119 E Olin Ave
54508 Accepting the 100% Renewable Madison Report and adopting the recommendation that the City follow Scenario 3 measures and timeline.
4. 54488 Update regarding poly- and perfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS)
Tuesday February 26
6:30p room 201 CCB
17. 54524 Declaring the City of Madison's intention to exercise its police powers establishing the South Blount Street and Williamson Street Traffic Signal Assessment District and rescinding RES-18-00764, File ID No. 53486, adopted October 30, 2018. (6 AD)
The original traffic signal assessment district left out some properties, this resolution corrects the error.
21. 54530 Awarding Public Works Contract No. 8290, Judge Doyle Podium. (4th AD)
24. 54550 Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute an amendment to the existing Purchase of Services contract (Architect) (#7817) between the City of Madison and Meyer, Scherer, & Rockcastle, Ltd to provide professional architectural and engineering design services for the Olbrich Botanical Gardens Expansion - Project 1. (6th AD)
29. 53956 SUBSTITUTE - Accepting the final report and recommendations from the Task Force on Equity in Music and Entertainment.
30. 54496 Establishing an Ad Hoc Complete Count Committee and making a commitment to work with the Census Bureau to ensure a complete count of City of Madison residents in the 2020 Census
31. 54089 Authorizing the execution of a Purchase and Sale Agreement between the City of Madison and 849 EWASH, LLC, a Wisconsin limited liability company, for the disposal of the city-owned property located at 14 S. Paterson Street. (6th A.D.)
33. 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.
34. 54378 Authorizing the City Attorney to modify the Dane County Narcotics Task Force agreement as necessary to maintain compliance with applicable federal guidelines and the Mayor, City Clerk and Chief of Police to sign said modified agreements
35. 54390 Amending the Police Department's 2019 Operating Budget and authorizing the Chief of Police to sign a University of Illinois contract for services for MPD officers to train the Center for Public Safety and Justice curriculum on diversity and inclusion for law enforcement
37. 54417 Authorizing the City Engineer to make certain assurances to secure federal disaster funding arising from the 2018 flooding.
40. 54478 City of Madison Sponsorship of Sustain Dane's Mpower Champions and the Sustainable Business Network.
41. 54479 Terminating the Declared Public Works Emergency per Section 62.15(1b) of the Wisconsin Statues for the August 20, 2018 storms and the emergency preparations and repair of public infrastructure damaged by the ongoing high water and flooding that resulted from the aftermath of the storms coupled with the continuing precipitation.
42. 54493 Amending the 2019 Sanitary Sewer Utility Capital Budget to transfer $330,000 in existing budget authority from the Trenchless Sewer Rehabilitation program to the Lift Station Rehabilitation Program to provide additional funding to bid and replace the James Street Lift Station.
44. 54514 SUBSTITUTE - Authorizing the Issuance of a Request for Proposals to Seek a Developer to Complete the Private Portion of the Judge Doyle - Block 88 Project.
45. 54532 SUBSTITUTE - Authorizing the City's Economic Development Division to submit for a $250,000 grant, and if awarded, accept a grant for $250,000 from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) Community Development Investment Grant program and amending EDD's 2019 Adopted Operating Budget, and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a contract with WEDC to accept Community Development Investment Grant award and enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with 910 Mayer, LLC for use of the funds.
47. 54560 SECOND 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.
53. 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)
55. 54147 CHARTER Amending Section 3.055 of the Madison General Ordinances to transfer the functions of the City Treasurer to the Finance Director.
56. 54146 Creating Section 4.01(7) of the Madison General Ordinances to transfer the office of City Treasurer to the Finance Department and make the Finance Director the City Treasurer.
58. 53955 SECOND SUBSTITUTE-Amending the City's 2019 Operating Budget to transfer $165,000 from the Contingent Reserve to the Community Development Division authorizing a sole source contract with Tree Lane Apartments LLC, for the purpose of helping to fund services designed to enhance the safety, security and well-being of residents living in and around the Tree Lane Apartments property.
INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS FOR REFERRAL WITHOUT DEBATE
59. 54685 Creating Section 2.03(7) of the Madison General Ordinances to provide an alternate method of filling aldermanic vacancies on a short-term basis. Sponsors: Marsha A. Rummel, Sheri Carter, Ledell Zellers, Allen A. Arntsen, Larry Palm and Michael E. Verveer
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: The City has a procedure for filling aldermanic vacancies, set out in Sec. 2.03, MGO. An unusual event occurred this year, when an alder resigned after the time for filing of nomination papers had closed, but before the election. This usually means a resignation after January 1 and before April. There may not be enough time to use the method mandated by Sec. 2.03, resulting in the position remaining vacant for several months, and the district without an alder. This ordinance proposes that, in such a circumstance, the Council President may seek a person who previously served on the Common Council or on the County Board and resides in the district, and seek appointment of that person to serve the short time until the election in April.
60. 54764 Creating Section 8.19(1)(a)3. and amending the title of Section 8.19(1) of the Madison General Ordinances to prohibit dogs in any portion of a building that is occupied by the City.
62. 54781 Amending Section 12.138 of the Madison General Ordinances to grant the Parking Manager authority to designate a street eligible as a residential permit parking street under specific conditions, while redefining the public hearing procedure, and clarifying existing language.
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This proposal amends Sec. 12.138, MGO, to provide another manner by which a street may be deemed a residential permit parking street. The existing procedure, located in Subsection (4), provides for a petition process, among other necessary qualifications. In lieu of the petition process eligibility requirements outlined in Subsections (4)(d) and (4)(e), this proposal creates specific authority for the Parking Manager to designate a street eligible as a residential permit parking street, provided that the Parking Manager has satisfied the remaining necessary qualifications in Subsection (4), as well as fulfilled three additional conditions. In addition to the Parking Manager's determination that such designation would further the purpose of the ordinance, the Parking Manager need also seek the feedback of any active, applicable neighborhood association(s) and obtain the agreement of the applicable alder(s). Should any of these conditions not be met, the petition process outlined in Subsections (4)(d) and (4)(e) would be the only option by which to deem a street eligible as a residential permit parking street.
This proposal further redefines the public hearing procedure. A public hearing is now required in all instances of withdrawal of an existing designation of a street as a residential permit parking street. In addition, the Parking Manager and/or alder(s) at issue may request a public hearing for the Transportation Commission's approval of an eligibility determination of a street and block that qualifies for the program under either the existing procedure in Subsection (4) or the new procedure outlined in Subsection (5). Moreover, this proposal further clarifies the role of City Parking Manager in light of recent restructuring, and specifies those streets deemed "Residential" for purposes of this ordinance. This proposal also contains minor clarifying edits to existing language, such as listing the exact effective date of Subsection (15).
63. 54782 Amending Sections 28.211, 28.061, 28.072, 28.082 and 28.091 of the Madison General Ordinances to create a new use, Art Center. Sponsors: Marsha A. Rummel
64. 54783 Amending Section 28.173(6)(c) of the Madison General Ordinances to clarify the articulation requirements for Podium Buildings.
65. 54784 Amending Section 28.211 of the Madison General Ordinances to create a definition of Bay Window.
67. 54423 To commemorate the 49th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, 2019, to proclaim April 27, 2019 as Earth Day Challenge Day, and to endorse and encourage citizen participation in the clean-up events at City of Madison Parks. (All ADs)
71. 54587 A Resolution authorizing the Director of Public Health Madison and Dane County to sign a non-competitive service contract with The Safe Community Coalition of Madison and Dane County, Inc. for a drug poisoning and opioid harm reduction initiative.
72. 54606 Resolution authorizing an amendment to the non-competitive contract with Mead and Hunt, a past consultant, for professional architectural and engineering services for the design and construction administration of (2019 - Phase 2) Metro Bus Barn Facility Upgrades. (6th AD)
75. 54718 Authorizing a non-competitive service contract with RENEW Wisconsin, Inc. for the MadiSUN Residential Program and the MadiSUN Business Program in 2019. (City Wide AD)
76. 54724 Directing city staff to pursue negotiations with the owners of the Oscar Mayer facility to facilitate its use as a Metro satellite bus site
Whereas, the 2019 Metro Facility Analysis, which evaluated several facility options for Metro, indicated that purchasing a portion of the vacant Oscar Mayer site for Metro storage use provides the most cost effective bus storage option; Whereas, the 2019 Metro Facility Analysis, which evaluated several facility options for Metro, shows that purchasing a portion of the vacant Oscar Mayer site for Metro use provides a cost effective bus storage option ?that has no negative impact on the efficiency of Metro operations; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Common Council adopt the recommendations of the 2019 Metro Facility Analysis
77. 54742 Approving the City of Madison's application to the Wisconsin Public Service Commission's (PSC) Energy Innovation Grant Program to help purchase 20 plug-in electric vehicles for the City Fleet; indemnifying the State of Wisconsin; authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the associated grant agreement with the PSC; and, accepting the grant award and amending the 2019 adopted capital budget to add $129,300 of state funding and $10,000 of private contribution funds to the budget of the Fleet Services Division.
78. 54749 Support of Local Zoning Authority over Cell Site Deployments and a Call on Congress to Reinstate Such Authority by Reversing Recent FCC Actions.
80. 54753 Amending the work timeline for the Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee. Sponsors: Marsha A. Rummel
84. 54777 Creating the Task Force on PFAS Contamination (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) to review, analyze and provide recommendations for a comprehensive response to PFAS contamination in Madison. Sponsors: David Ahrens and Marsha A. Rummel
Fiscal Note: The proposed resolution creates a Task Force on PFAS Contamination (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) to review, analyze and provide recommendations for a comprehensive response to PFAS contamination in Madison. The 2019 Public Health operating budget includes $5,000 to study PFAS substances in fish tissue and surface water, with the intention of using the funds in conjunction with a DNR study scheduled for the summer of 2019. With the adoption of this resolution, the intention is to allow the Madison Water Utility to use some of the $5,000 for staff travel, testing of local waters and other costs incurred by the Task Force to perform the duties specified and prepare the report. While there may be recommendations in the report with future fiscal implications, no appropriation is required at this time.
Wednesday February 27
Parks Long Range Planning Subcommittee
9a room 118 CCB
7 54780 Draft Project Outline - Review of Policies Regarding Dogs in Madison Parks
This project will study and make recommendations regarding dogs in all Madison parks (other than off-leash dog parks). The Park Commission has called for a review of MGO 8.19 regarding
dogs in parks. This project is prompted by the increase in the number of Madison residents, presumably the resulting increase in the number of dogs. A modification would allow people greater legal access to parks with their dogs. Not allowing dog on leash in parks is unique to Madison. This ordinance has been in place for over 46 years. (Late October 1973)
Wednesday February 27
Urban Design Commission
4:30p room 153 MMB
2.54467 2518 Winnebago Street - Comprehensive Design Review for Carbon. 6th Ald. Dist. Owner: Gorman & Company, Ben Marshall Applicant: Dan Yoder, Sign Art Studio Final Approval is Requested
4. 52598 1954 E. Washington Avenue - New Development and Alteration to an Existing Development for The Avenue, Options in Community Living, and Graaskamp Park. 12th Ald. Dist. Owner: Lorrie K. Heinemann, Madison Development Corporation Applicant: Kevin Burow, Knothe & Bruce Architects, LLC Final Approval is Requested
5. 46483 1004 & 1032 South Park Street - Mixed -Use Building of 3-5 Stories Containing Commercial Space, Live-Work Commercial Spaces and Apartments with Underground Parking in UDD No. 7. 13th Ald. Dist. Owner: Peloton Residences Applicant: Jon Hepner, T. Wall Enterprises, LLC Final Approval is Requested
Wednesday February 27
Historic Preservation Plan open house
5p room 215 MMB
Promote Historic Preservation in Madison • Preserve Places that Represent Architecture, Events, and People Important to Madison's History • Promote Historic Preservation as Part of Economic Development • Coordinate Municipal Policies to Protect Historic Resources • Engage the Community in Determining Ongoing Historic Preservation Priorities • Educate the Public about Madison's History and the Value and Benefits of Historic Preservation
Wednesday February 27
5p room 206 MMB
G.1. 54768 Traffic Signal Priority List Approval
South Blount Street – Williamson Street; Install traffic signal with bike diagonal crossing.
Wednesday February 27
Vending Oversight Committee
5p room 302 MMB
52965 Allowing full size food trucks in Madison, outside high density vending zones
Wednesday February 27
Community Services Commission
5:30p Madison Water Utility 119 E Olin Ave
1.54296 Neighborhood Center and Child and Youth Funding Process Neighborhood Center Funding Process
Read the report for more details https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=6973219&GUID=45C4F9C5-95AF-40CE-A05D-867976C2D944
2.45406 Staff Report -Tree Lane Update -South East Asian Elder Services Update -Community Building and Crime Reduction Grant Update
Thursday February 28
Ad Hoc Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee
5p room 153 MMB
54448 Discussion of Next Steps and Schedule -Review proposed work plan and next steps -Review background, process, and goals
54447 Discussion of Consultant's Recommendations -Review recommendations for new structures standards
Thursday February 28
Madison Public Library Board
5p room 104 Central Library 201 W Mifflin St
6. PINNEY LIBRARY CONSTRUCTION UPDATE Bryan Cooper and Amy Scanlon from City Engineering will be in attendance to discuss the public works contract.
Thursday February 28
5p room 103A CCB
54707 Jurisdictional Hearing on Ethics Board Complaint: Laura Doherty, Complainant Paul Soglin, Subject of Complaint
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