Alder Marsha A. Rummel
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
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 March 18, 2019
Highlights: On Monday, Joe Grande of the Water Utility will provide a presentation on PFAS to the Committee on the Environment. Earlier this month, the Madison Water Utility announced it will temporarily rely on other well facilities to serve the Well 15 area on the city's east side as it waits for a recommended PFAS standard from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). The DHS is expected to recommend a PFAS groundwater standard to the Department of Natural Resources sometime this spring. Also at the Committee on the Environment will be a discussion of the proposed creation of a special task force to review PFAS contamination sponsored by myself, Alder David Ahrens, and Alder Samba Baldeh. Also on Monday, Engineering staff will be holding a public information meeting on the reconstruction of Oak St (see details below). Tuesday's Council meeting will be the last full meeting for retiring alders. The next meeting is April 16 with goodbyes and swearing in of new members at noon, followed by a full meeting of the new council Tuesday evening. On Wednesday, the ALRC will review Prism's (FKA Plan B) application for alcohol and entertainment licenses.
News from the City: The Streets Division will begin the annual spring cleanup street sweeping process starting on the evening of March 17, 2019, if the weather allows. Sweepers will be active on city streets for up to six weeks in order to collect as much of the salt, sand, and other grit that has accumulated on the roads during the winter months as possible before it enters the stormwater system. During the 2018 spring cleanup window, street sweepers collected over 1,500 tons of debris. But crews likely could have collected even more, so the Streets Division needs your help. Residents are encouraged to park in their driveways and be sure to abide by parking restrictions to help sweeping operations. Also, residents are encouraged not to place their refuse and recycling carts in the street gutter if possible. When sweepers have to maneuver around obstructions, sections of road cannot be swept. And it can take a few weeks until sweepers can service the neighborhood again for the next sweeping round. Street sweepers are slow vehicles. When they are actively collecting material, they move at a top speed of 5 MPH. If you encounter a sweeper on your travels through the city, please give them plenty of space to do their work.
Engineering staff are continuing to clear many of the City's 20,000 storm drains so melting snow can escape the roads. Residents are being asked to check the storm drains and clear them of snow and ice. Lake levels of Lakes Mendota and Monona have not risen to hazardous levels and are not expected to. Engineering staff continues to work with Dane County employees to monitor those levels as well. Flooding concerns are centered on roadways where melting snow cannot reach a storm drain.
The City of Madison has hired Renee Callaway as its new Pedestrian Bicycle Administrator. Based within The City's Traffic Engineering Division, the Pedestrian Bicycle Administrator is responsible for the development, coordination, management and implementation of a city wide pedestrian and bicycle program that promotes pedestrian and bicycle mobility and safety. In 2012 Renee joined the Madison Area Transportation Planning Board as the Rideshare, Etc Coordinator working with individuals and local employers to assist in increasing use of sustainable transportation options. Renee also worked with communities throughout Dane County on Bicycle Friendly Community applications, bicycle equity efforts, Safe Routes to School and other active transportation projects. Welcome Renee!
Monday March 18, 2019
Committee on the Environment
4:30p room 108 CCB
1 54488 Update regarding poly- and perfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS)
A presentation by Joe Grande of the Madison Water Utility
2 54777 SUBSTITUTE - Creating a special task force on PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) contamination to review, analyze and provide recommendations for a comprehensive response to PFAS contamination in Madison. Sponsors: David Ahrens, Marsha A. Rummel and Samba Baldeh
3 55102 Sustainability Manager goals for 2019
A presentation by Stacie Reece, the Sustainability Manager for the City of Madison on the purpose of her position and 2019 goals.
5 54745 Follow Up Discussion on Salt Issues
Members to discuss information they have received over various presentations and determine a direction to proceed in moving forward.
Monday March 18
Public Information Meeting: Oak St reconstruction
6-7:30p Goodman Community Center, Bolz A. 149 Waubesa St.
The City of Madison is planning a 2019 project on Oak St between Union St and E Washington Ave. The proposed project will include street improvements and replacement of the sanitary sewer main, water main, and storm sewer. This meeting is being held to provide information and to obtain neighborhood input on the project and to answer any questions.
Tuesday March 19
Common Council Executive Committee
4:30p room 108 CCB
5. 54912 Equal Opportunities Division (Department of Civil Rights) 2018 Annual Report - Byron Bishop, Equal Opportunities Division Manager
7. 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.
8. 55054 Update: Status of the City's Education Committee - Ald. Matt Phair, District 20
9. 54919 Update: Task Force on Structure of City Government (3/19/19) - City Attorney Mike May
Tuesday March 19
Common Council discussion: COUNCIL QUARTERLY UPDATE: PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE
5:45p room 201 CCB
For this quarterly update city staff will be focusing on the Employee Voice Survey, the City's response to the data collected from the survey and the planning for 2019 Community Voice Survey. Staff: Sarah Edgerton, IT Director Lindsay Bessick, Interim Performance Excellence Specialist Greg McManners, Monona Terrace Director Alia Stevenson, Organizational Development Manager
Tuesday March 19
6:30p room 201 CCB
1. 55016 Commending and thanking Susan Hamblin for her incredible and valuable volunteer service as host on Madison City Channel.
2. 55059 Extending condolences and sympathies to the country of Ethiopia and Madison's Sister City Bahir Dar on the loss of lives in the March 9, 2019 airline crash in Ethiopia.
3. 53811 Creating Section 28.022 -- 00353 of the Madison General Ordinances to change the zoning of property located at 1954 E. Washington Avenue, 12th Aldermanic District, from TR-V2 (Traditional Residential - Varied 2) District to TR-U1(Traditional Residential - Urban 1) District.
5. 54883 Approving Plans, Specifications, And Schedule Of Assessments For South Blount Street and Williamson Street Traffic Signal Assessment District (6th AD)
11. 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)
12. 54538 Proclaiming Sunday, April 28, 2019 as International Migratory Bird Day in the City of Madison.
13. 54572 Proclaiming the week of April 28 through May 4, 2019 as Arbor Week in the City of Madison.
15. 53950 Declaring the City of Madison's intention to exercise its police powers establishing the Oak Street Assessment District - 2019. (6th AD)
35. 54879 Determining a Public Purpose and Necessity and adopting a Transportation Project Plat Numbers. 5992-10-16 - 4.01 thru 5992-10-16 - 4.06, Atwood Avenue - Fair Oaks Avenue to Cottage Grove Road for the acquisitions per the Plat of Land Interests required. Located in part of the SW ¼ and SE ¼ of Section 5, the NW ¼ and NE ¼ of Section 8 and the NW ¼ of Section 9, T7N, R10E, in the City of Madison. (6th and 15th AD)
41. 54890 Awarding Public Works Contract No. 8119, S. Bryan Street, Daley Drive, James Street and Thorp Street Reconstruction District 2018. (6th AD)
47. 54908 Approving plans and specifications for access and decking improvements on top of the concession and restroom building at Breese Stevens Field and approving a change order to Contract 8222 for the work. (2nd AD)
57. 53967 SUBSTITUTE - Amending the 2019 Adopted Operating Budget authorizing the Chief of Police to sign a Cost Reimbursement Agreement with the FBI annually for three years for a total amount of $22,500 for overtime expenses.
59. 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)
61. 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)
62. 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.
Fiscal Note : The proposed resolution adopts the recommendations of the 2019 Metro Facility Analysis report to pursue scenario 1A for phased upgrades to the 1101 East Washington Avenue facility and purchasing two Oscar Mayer buildings for future Metro facility needs. The estimated cost of the upgrades at 1101 East Washington Ave is $57 million for all four phases from 2019 to 2024. The 2019 Adopted Capital Budget and CIP includes full funding for the renovations at 1101 East Washington Avenue in the Facilities Repairs and Improvement program; these expenses are fully funded with GO Borrowing. The cost to purchase the two Oscar Mayer buildings are unknown at this time. The 2019 Adopted CIP includes $30 million in 2023 for a Metro Satellite Bus Facility project, funded by GO Borrowing.
63. 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
76. 54898 Authorizing the City's Economic Development Division to submit, for a $250,000 grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) Community Development Investment Grant program and if awarded, accepting the granted funds, amending EDD's 2019 Operating budget and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a contract with WEDC to accept Community Development Investment Grant award for use of the funds.
85. 54968 Approving the provision of up to $210,850 from the United States Department of Justice (USDOJ) Community Building Crime Response: Our Neighborhood -A Safe and Beautiful Place grant to support youth mentoring opportunities on Madison's South West side and authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to enter into agreements with selected agencies to implement the designated projects.
90. 53818 SECOND SUBSTITUTE - Creating Sections 10.056(2)(f), (5)(i) & (j) and (6)(r) and amending Sections 10.056(1), (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 standards for street closures in that zone with exceptions for Legacy and Premier events, allowing a permit to be cancelled in case of emergency, adding language to preserve City control over the highways for transportation, and updating the findings and purpose section.
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 creates specific new standards for closing arterial or collector streets in the Downtown Zone to consider impacts on traffic patterns, Metro Transit service, and residential, business and government occupants within that zone, including rules for events that include a "traveling route" such as races and runs, start times on weekends, restrictions on weekday closures, and specific rules for State Street. 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. 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.
The Substitute ordinance makes the following changes: the rules for the Downtown Zone have been moved into the ordinance (rather than a noncodified set of policies as originally proposed) and two categories for exceptions to the Downtown Zone rules are created: Legacy Events and Premier Events. A Legacy Event is one that has held a permit in the Downtown Zone for at least 10 years as of 2018. Such events can apply for exceptions to the Downtown Zone rules for their 2019 permit and if acceptable conditions are reached, the event will continue to be exempt from the rule(s) in question and receive a date priority for future years as long as they don't change their event to a degree that causes it to lose this status. Legacy Events that do not require an exception to the new rules can also receive date priority for their traditional event date, in keeping with current practice. An event's Legacy Exempt Status and date priority, as with all street use permits, are subject to the City's rights to use the streets for transportation, infrastructure, and transit initiatives, including Bus Rapid Transit, and are also subject to change due to construction, and this substitute makes this explicit. A Premier Event is one that meets minimum criteria for tourism revenue and positive exposure for the City, as determined by a staff review based on criteria that includes minimum hotel room nights, attendance, direct spending and economic impact of the event. The criteria will be developed by staff with input from the organization that the City contracts with for tourism and destination marketing services, currently the Greater Madison Convention and Visitor's Bureau, operating under the name Destination Madison. This substitute also creates a new rule that prohibits events in the Downtown Zone during certain student move-in dates in August, and adds a number of findings to the purpose section.
The Second Substitute makes these additional changes: allowing events in the Downtown Zone to start after 3 pm. on Sundays, exempting City-Sponsored Events from all rules for the Downtown Zone, changing the definition of City-Sponsored events to remove "financial relationship;" making clear that the UW Homecoming Parade qualifies for Legacy status despite the fact that the parade is on a different date every year; softening the language for losing Legacy status so that only a "significant" change in date, time, duration, location, or route will cause loss of Legacy status; and duplicating definitions for City-Sponsored and Premier Events.
92. 54508 SUBSTITUTE - Accepting the 100% Renewable Madison Report and adopting the recommendation that the City follow Scenario 3 measures and timeline.
93. 54781 SUBSTITUTE - 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.
94. 54764 SUBSTITUTE - Creating new Section 8.19(1), renumbering Sections 8.19(2) through (4) to Sections 8.19(3) through (5), creating Section 8.19(2)(a)3. and Sections 8.19(1)(b)5., 6., and 7 of the Madison General Ordinances to prohibit dogs in any City space.
95. 54766 Calling for the federal government to pass a Green New Deal. Sponsors: Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, Michael E. Verveer and Marsha A. Rummel
INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS FOR REFERRAL WITHOUT DEBATE
102. 55056 Amending Section 10.25 of the Madison General Ordinances to expand permissible terrace planting and to allow for raised beds and amending Section 1.08(3)(a) to modify the bond schedule.
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance amends Sec. 10.25 to expand permissible terrace planting to all properties in the City and to allow for raised beds to be used in the terrace. Originally, when the terrace planting provisions were created in 2013 (file 29241), this ordinance was limited to residential properties since terrace planting has been more of a residential issue in neighborhoods, and non-residential properties were better able to obtain a privilege in street to make terrace plantings or to place landscaping features in the right-of-way. This ordinance would change this standard by treating non-residential properties the same as residential properties, with more extensive improvements, like concrete planters or irrigation systems, still requiring privileges. This ordinance change also specifically allows for raised planting beds. These beds have been utilized extensively but are not currently allowed and require a privilege in street. However, Wis. Stat. § 66.0425(1) does allow for obstructions beyond the lot line if done by a general ordinance affecting the whole public. This change, by expanding the ordinance to all properties, would have that effect and thereby allow for an exception to the privilege in street law for these common features. Because this ordinance would expand permissible terrace plantings to all types of properties, the terrace treatment policy may also be updated to address which terraces are now appropriate for such use, not to mention the standards that acceptable raised gardens must meet. This ordinance also makes it clear that landscaping features need to be removed at the end of the growing season-which has been a problem since the original ordinance change. Finally, this ordinance would create a specific penalty for non-compliance with the requirements of this section, including the terrace treatment policy, to make enforcement more straightforward, while also updating the bond schedule to be more consistent with the rest of the chapter. Contemporaneous with this ordinance, the Food Policy Council and the Board of Public Works will be considering an updated Terrace Treatment Policy that accounts for the changes to Sec. 10.25 being made by this ordinance.
104. 55018 Resolution Requesting Dane County Eliminate its Policy on Requiring Jurisdictional Transfer of County Highways
109. 55062 Approving the 2019 Neighborhood Grant Program recommendations made by the Staff Review Team and authorizing the Planning Division Director to execute grant agreements on behalf of the City
112. 55076 Accepting Recommendations from the Integrated Pest Management Policy Review Task Force and Extending its Authorization to Revise the City's Current Policy.
114. 55078 Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a parking lease agreement with Archipelago Village, LLC, for 50 parking stalls at the South Livingston Street parking garage. Sponsors: Marsha A. Rummel
118. 55088 Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute an amendment to the contract with AVA Civic Enterprises, Inc. as a sole source for Project Director Services for the construction phase of the Public Ramp and Judge Doyle Podium and the request for proposals to seek a developer to complete the private portion of the Judge Doyle-Block 88 Project.
Wednesday March 20
Street Use Staff Commission
10:30a room 108 CCB
This agenda signals spring (and summer) is around the corner....finally!
2. 55045 EASTSIDE FARMERS' MARKET Tuesdays, June 4 - Sept. 10, 2019, 3pm-8p. 200 block of S. Ingersoll (McPike Park) Farmers' Market to close the street for customer safety. Discuss schedule, location, set up. Eastside Farmers' Market, Inc./ Mary White
3. 55046 FESTIVAL FOODS SHAKE THE LAKE Saturday, June 29, 6:00am - 6:00am on Sunday, June 30, 2019 John Nolen between Broom and Blair St. Music/Concert/Festival/Fireworks. Discuss schedule, location, set up and activities Madison Mallards / Conor Caloia
4. 54862 MAXWELL STREET DAYS Fri, July 19 - Su, July 21, 2019 Event hours: Fri & Sat - 8am-6pm, Sun - 10am-5pm 100-600 State Street, 711 State - University Book Store, 200 Block N. Henry Annual Sidewalk/Street Sale Greater State Street Business Association / Sean Scannell
7. 55041 WORT BLOCK PARTY Su, May 19, 2019, 7:00am - 9:00pm 200 block of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd Annual fund raising event for WORT. Discuss location, schedule and activities Doug Holtz, Back Porch Radio Broadcasting, Inc
Wednesday March 20
Task Force on the Structure of City Government Communications Subcommittee
11a room 151 MMB
5. DISCUSSION OF STRATEGIES TO OBTAIN RESIDENT INPUT ON PROPOSED RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE TASK FORCE ON GOVERNMENT STRUCTURE TO THE COMMON COUNCIL, INCLUDING: a. Message to residents b. Method of contacting residents c. Forums for obtaining resident input d. Proposed engagement plan to the full Task Force
6. DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE SURVEY OF CITY STAFF REGARDING STAFF EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH THE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES AND COMMON COUNCIL.
Wednesday March 20
Alcohol License Review Committee
5:30p room 201 CCB
16. 54827 18+ Center for Visual & Performing Arts License Prism Madison LLC • dba Prism • Capacity: 350 924 Williamson St • Agent: Rico Sabatini Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 95% alcohol, 5% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 408
18. 54825 Public Hearing - New License Prism Madison LLC • dba Prism 924 Williamson St • Agent: Rico Sabatini • Estimated Capacity: 350 Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 95% alcohol, 5% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 408
My understanding is that Prism will ask for their capacity to be reduced to 300. With the opening of Fuegos, a food/beverage use within 300' of the establishment, the new LLC will likely need to get a conditional use for a parking reduction from the Plan Commission. If that is the case, I will provide more info when it is available.
I support the Class B combo and 18+ license with the following conditions:
1. Must file current security plan. Parking lot to be patrolled every 30 minutes.
2. Food service until 1:00 a.m.
3. Capacity of 300.
4. Premises expanded for two events each year to include the establishment's parking lots directly East and directly North of 924 Williamson St. Events are: Fruit Fest 10am-9pm, Willy Street Fair-identical to those of the Street Use Permit.
5. Provide enclosed smoking area.
Plan B was first issued a Class B Combo and 18+/21+ entertainment license in 2009. It has been on Willy St for 10 years as a LGBTQ+ nightclub. In 2013, the establishment installed roof insulation to address noise complaints from nearby neighbors. In recent years, the business has been open only Thurs-Sat nights. In January, Rico Sabatini announced he was taking over the club.
On March 5, the Common Council approved three applications from Gretisman Investments LLC owner of Plan B: change the DBA name to Prism; entity reorganization to add an officer (Rico Sabatini) and remove an officer (Corey Gresen); and change of agent to Rico Sabatini. On March 12, the applicant held the required information session. I received a report that 27 people attended, including neighbors previously affected by the noise, and there was no opposition expressed at the meeting or conveyed to me. I have not received any complaints about Plan B for years.
21. 54824 Public Hearing - New License Atwood Restaurant LLC • dba Bar Corallini 2004 Atwood Ave • Agent: Caitlin Suemnicht • Estimated Capacity: 95 Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 25% alcohol, 75% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 410
23. 55105 Discuss and Provide Recommendation on Entertainment License Requirements. 1. Should theaters and other statutory performing arts venues be required to get the 21+ license? 2. Establishments that play music through devices-should they be required to have an entertainment license? Is this considered amplified music?
Thursday March 21
Urban Forestry Task Force
12p room GR 27 CCB (enter 211 S Carroll St)
53168 Formulating Recommendations, Action Plan, and Long-term Departmental
COMPLETE REVIEW OF DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS
DISCUSS DRAFT FINAL REPORT
Friday March 22
PRESIDENT'S WORK GROUP TO DEVELOP CITY-WIDE SURVEILLANCE EQUIPMENT & DATA MANAGEMENT POLICIES
4:30p room 206 MMB
5. 55106 Discussion: Review of Draft Ordinance Language
6. NEXT STEPS - Next Meeting: Friday, March 29, 2019 at 12 noon in Room 206, MMB
Tuesday March 26
State Line Distillery neighborhood meeting
7p 1414 Northern Court, back gallery
Please join me for a neighborhood meeting where we will hear about John Mleziva's proposal to change the hours for State Line Distillery. The current allowable hours are Sunday-Wednesday, 4pm-11pm, and Thursday-Saturday, 11am-11pm, however the establishment is currently only open Thursday and Friday, 5pm-11pm, and Saturday, 3pm-11pm. Mr. Mleziva proposes to change the hours on Thursday-Saturday to 11am-12am. No changes are proposed for the patio hours. It would continue to close at the current 10pm closing time.
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