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Alder Marsha A. Rummel

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Alder Marsha A. Rummel

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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 May 20, 2019

May 19, 2019 3:32 PM

Highlights: The ALRC is reviewing separated licenses on Wednesday and possibly Thursday in advance of the June annual renewals. Unfortunately the agendas have not yet been posted in legistar so it's not clear what entities, if any, have been separated. The MPD Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee meets on Thursday and may have a new member if the appointment is approved at Tuesday's council meeting. There may be discussion about the appointment but I welcome the attention to the important work of the Ad Hoc Committee has been tasked with.

Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway announced last Wednesday that she is appointing Nan Fey to serve as the City's Director of Planning and Community and Economic Development (PCED) until a permanent replacement for the recently retired Natalie Erdman is hired. Nan has served on numerous city committees, boards and commissions, having been appointed by Mayors Bauman, Cieslewicz, and Soglin. An attorney by training, she became involved in City policy issues as a neighborhood advocate. Nan has been chairing the Madison Food Policy Council since its creation in 2012. She chaired the Plan Commission from 2005-12. Her first day in her office is May 20th. By City ordinance, a nation-wide search will be conducted for a permanent replacement for the position. I served with her on the Plan Commission as we were completing the Downtown Plan and was impressed by her organizational skills and thoughtfulness.

The Madison Water Utility has been conducting advanced testing of the city's 23 water wells looking for a class of chemicals known as "PFAS." New results show that four more city wells may have trace amounts of the chemicals. That brings the total number of wells where PFAS have been detected to ten. Nine wells have been found to be clear of all thirty PFAS tested. PFAS (or per- and poly-fluoroalkyls), are a widely-used class of chemicals found in non-stick cookware, water-resistant clothing, upholstery, carpeting, food packaging and firefighting foams. Thousands of types of PFAS compounds have been manufactured and many are still being used. The EPA has established a Lifetime Health Advisory Level for two types (PFOA and PFOS) of 70 parts-per-trillion. High levels of PFAS exposure have been linked to a variety of health concerns, including increased risk of some types of cancer. According to Public Health Madison Dane County, current levels of PFAS detected in Madison wells are not considered a threat to health. The latest test results show traces of the compounds at some wells located in residential neighborhoods, far from expected sources like airports, landfills and manufacturing sites. PFAS have been detected in wells on both the east and west sides of the city.


Monday May 20, 2019


4:30p room 207 MMB


1.53740 Sustainable Purchasing Policies Working Group.


Monday May 20

Committee on the Environment

4:30 room 108 CCB


1 55956 2019 COE Priorities

2 54745 Follow Up Discussion on Salt Issues

3 54488 Update regarding poly- and perfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS)


Monday May 20

Landmarks Commission

5p room 153 MMB


5. 55788 1314 Jenifer St - Exterior Alteration in the Third Lake Ridge Hist. Dist. - Installation of third-story sun sail; 6th Ald. Dist.


11. 55140 Discussion of Potential Eligibility of a State Street Historic District


Monday May 20

Plan Commission

5:30p room 201 CCB


4. 55766 Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a First Amendment to the Lease with Deacon Housing LLC for a portion of the City's East Rail Corridor adjacent to 2304-2308 Atwood Avenue. (6th A.D.)


5. 55767 Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a First Amendment to the Lease with Philip G. Plourd and Rhonda K. Plourd for a portion of the City's East Rail Corridor adjacent to 2318 Atwood Avenue. (6th A.D.)


Items 4 and 5: the city and the LLC have had a lease for 2304-2308 Atwood and 2318 Atwood for several years because the LLC's buildings and/or part of their parking lots are in the city right of way, (the East Rail Corridor is now known as the Capital City Bike Path).  There are maps showing the proposed reduction for the leasable area for each parcel. There is also a locator map linked in #5 is a aerial view that shows the encroachment.  


6. 55457 309 Clyde Gallagher Avenue; 6th Ald. Dist.: Consideration of a conditional use in the Suburban Residential-Varied 2 (SR-V2) District for a management office for an existing residential building complex.


Staff report: The applicant, Meridian Group, Inc., proposes to formally establish an on-site management office for an existing residential building complex. The 3.93-acre property has been operating as a residential building complex, with an accessory management office, since 1995. According to the applicant, a first-floor two-bedroom unit within an eight-unit building in the complex is used as a management office to meet with tenants, sign paperwork, process applications, collect rents, submit maintenance requests, meet with members of the neighborhood resource team, and other general office activities. City Building Inspection was recently made aware of this operation, which requires a conditional use in the Suburban Residential – Varied 2 (SR-V2) Zoning District. Since a conditional use approval was never granted, this application is intended to bring the property into compliance with Zoning Code requirements. According to the letter of intent, the hours of operation for the office are Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM. The applicant is not requesting any changes in operation and wishes to continue as a legal conditional use.


Upcoming Matters - June 10, 2019


- Zoning Text Amendment - Creating Secs. 28.130 and Sec. 28.151 and amending Sections 28.151, 28.061, 28.072 and 28.082 to amend the definition of "Use, Accessory," create a new use category, "Use, Incidental" and create a new use "Incidental Alcohol Sales."


I am sponsoring this zoning text amendment to allow for incidental alcohol sales for uses that do not typically allow alcohol, like light manufacturing/food production with a retail component for example.


Tuesday May 21

Common Council Executive Committee

4:30p room 153 MMB


5. 54652 Discussion with Mayor Rhodes-Conway - Update on Infrastructure Week and Recent Transit Meetings - Update on Recent Meeting with Regional Mayors


6. 55542 Discussion: City Assessor's Office Reorganization


7. 54669 Briefing on Neighborhood Center Funding Process - Community Development Division Staff


8. 55274 Legislative Update (May 2019) - Nick Zavos, Deputy Mayor

9. 55091 Update: Madison Police Department Policy & Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee

10. 55116 Update: Task Force on Structure of City Government (5/21/19) - City Attorney Mike May


If you are following the work of this special committee, you will want to check out the interim report


Tuesday May 21

Common Council

6:30p room 201 CCB


8. 55800 Report of the Mayor submitting committee appointments (introduction 5-14-2019; action 5-21-2019).



GREGORY W. GELEMBIUK (6th A.D.)  - appoint to the position of Member. Mr. Gelembiuk is a scientist in the field of evolutionary biology, ecology and genetics. In addition, he has a background in public health models for public safety and is a member of the Community Response Team - a group of concerned Madison citizens working on policing and public safety issues. Mr. Gelembiuk succeeds Christian Albouras.

Last week the Council approved and I supported the substitute resolution to reduce the membership of the MPD Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee from 15 to 13 members (instead of 12 as proposed in the original resolution). I support Dr. Gelembiuk's appointment to the Ad Hoc Committee which is composed of residents only.  Gregory has been engaged in District 6 and community-wide discussions around best practices for police since c2013.  Several alders have attended Ad Hoc Committee meetings over the 3+ years of its existence.  I have tried to attend meetings as often as I can, to show support and provide help if needed. At EVERY meeting I attended, Gregory was there, with prepared remarks and documentation that was on topic. His research skills and training as a scientist have already added incredible value to the discussion of the committee and I am confident that his appointment will help energize the committee as they enter the final slog of preparing their report to the Council. When the original resolution to reduce the committee to 12 members was referred to the Ad Hoc Committee, members recommended the appointment of Dr. Gelembiuk and asked for the substitute. The Ad Hoc committee voted unanimously in support of their request.


18. 55624 Awarding Public Works Contract No. 8276, Darbo Neighborhood Kayak/Canoe Access Starkweather Creek 2019. (6th AD)


35. 55186 Approving a Certified Survey Map of property owned by Easton Square Condominium Association, Meridian Group and Future Madison Eastpointe, LLC generally addressed as 301 Clyde Gallagher Avenue; 6th Ald. Dist.




43. 55926 Amending Section 28.127(4) of the Madison General Ordinances to extend the effective period of the Alcohol Overlay District.


44. 55601 Authorizing the City Department of Transportation to accept applications, select participants, and regulate an electric scooter pilot study once changes in state law allow electric scooters to park and operate on public streets, and directing the City Department of Transportation to submit electric scooter pilot study report to Council.


54. 55937 Authorizing the City of Madison to accept an allocation of 2019-2021 Housing Cost Reduction Initiative (HCRI) funds from the State of Wisconsin DOA's Division of Housing in the amount of $275,000 to provide down payment and closing cost assistance to low and moderate-income homebuyers.


55. 55938 Accepting the 2019 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) study


56. 55944 BY TITLE ONLY: Accepting the Community Development Division (CDD) Neighborhood Center Funding Process Policy Paper" and "School-Aged Child and Youth Development Policy Paper" as the bases for structuring and conducting two Request for Proposals (RFP) processes, and authorizing the CDD to undertake those processes and recommend funding allocation plans, for approval by the Common Council, regarding awards and contracts to take effect on January 1, 2020.


57. 55948 Amending a non-competitive service contract with RENEW Wisconsin, Inc. for the MadiSUN Program expansion in 2019. (City Wide AD)


Wednesday May 22

Board of Public Works

4:30p room 108 CCB


8. 55766 Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a First Amendment to the Lease with Deacon Housing LLC for a portion of the City's East Rail Corridor adjacent to 2304-2308 Atwood Avenue. (6th A.D.) Attachments: Exhibit_C.pdf Lead agency is Finance Committee; with additional referrals of Plan Commission and the Board of Public Works. REPORT BY CITY ENGINEERING RECOMMEND TO ADOPT


9. 55767 Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a First Amendment to the Lease with Philip G. Plourd and Rhonda K. Plourd for a portion of the City's East Rail Corridor adjacent to 2318 Atwood Avenue. (6th A.D.) Locator_Map.pdf 10203_Exhibit_C.pdf Attachments: Lead agency is Finance Committee; with additional referrals of Plan Commission and the Board of Public Works. REPORT BY CITY ENGINEERING RECOMMEND TO ADOPT


18. 55445 Approving an Amended Terrace Treatment Policy under MGO Section 10.25. (City Wide ADs)


The final version of the policy will be adopted by the BPW.


Wednesday May 22

Transportation Commission

5p room 215 MMB


G.1. 55934 Approval of Metro Transit Service Changes to Routes 6, 11, 25, 26, 29, 84, and Bus Stop Changes on East Washington/Dickinson, and Supplemental School Service to Cherokee and Jefferson middle schools to take effect in August.


Wednesday May 22

Alcohol License Review Committee

5:30p Room 354 CCB

No agenda posted at press time


Special Separated Renewals Meeting


Thursday May 23

Transportation Commission

8a-4p 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way Exhibition Hall


TRANSPORTATION & INNOVATION EXPO Join co-hosts Alliant Energy, the City of Madison, and Wisconsin Clean Cities for a sustainable transportation and fleet expo featuring the top leaders in the industry! Get behind the wheel of a variety of alternative fuel and electric vehicles. Attend breakout sessions to hear from industry experts how sustainable transportation choices can reduce emissions and improve your bottom line. Visit the 70,000-square-foot exhibit hall to learn more about the latest technologies available and check out the vehicle showcase.


Thursday May 23

Water Utility Board

5p 110 S Paterson


1. 55960 Water Utility Board Policy Governance Refresher

2. 53559 Review and Update Board Process Policies


Alder Michael Tierney and I were appointed in April to the Board. We are both new members and so we are getting a training about their method of governance.


Thursday May 23

Alcohol License Review Committee

5:30p room 201 CCB

No agenda posted at press time


Special Separated Renewals Meeting


Thursday May 23


5:30p room 215 MMB


1. 22783 Discussion with Carrie Rothbud regarding the MPD Ad Hoc Committee's final report to the Common Council. Attachments: Outline Sample to Ad Hoc Committee for Review.docx


4. 29075 Review and discussion of recommendations submitted by Rep. Chris Taylor Attachments: Taylor Recommendations.pdf


7. 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." Attachments: Independent Monitor and Citizens Review Board.3.docx





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