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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 June 17, 2019

June 16, 2019 11:38 PM

Highlights: Join me for a neighborhood meeting at Goodman Community Center on Monday at 7p to learn more about Garver Green from Jonny Hunter and his partners at Underground Kitchen and Delicatessen. The license application will be at ALRC on Wednesday for a series of actions:  business name change, change of agent, entity reorganization, 21+ entertainment license and license transfer. The original license was approved for 809 Williamson St for a restaurant that never opened and they are requesting transfer of the license and a new name.  Tuesday's Council meeting will be short, since we had a meeting last week (pushed out due to the special election earlier this month). The special task force on municipal golf committee is up for approval. Under introduction of new business, the contract for EROs, police officers in Madison high schools, will be introduced. The ALRC on Wednesday has several D6 items, see below for more info.


Quiet zone improvements at E Wilson and Blair require short term disruption. Wisconsin & Southern Railroad will replace the railroad track crossing at the East Wilson Street and South Blair Street intersection starting on Thursday, June 20, 2019.  Due to the nature of replacing the rails, this will require multi-day street closures, including during peak traffic times.  The replacement will occur under the following street closure schedule:

  • 6:00 a.m., Thursday, June 20--East Wilson Street fully closed to all traffic between South Franklin Street and South Blair Street.  This section will remain closed until approximately 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 23.
  • 5:00 a.m., Saturday, June 22--South Blair Street fully closed between Railroad Street and Williamson Street.  This section will also remain closed until approximately 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 23.


Click on the link to see the attached maps of the two closures and get Metro detour info Direct any questions to Tom Mohr, City Traffic Engineering (608) 267-8725

Monday June 17

Discussion on Snow Emergency Zones

4:30p room GR-27 CCB (enter 211 S Carroll St)


Several members of the Common Council have been invited to attend a meeting with staff on the city's snow emergency zones.

Monday June 17

Landmarks Commission

5p room 206 MMB

Special Meeting of the Landmarks Commission (last meeting was cancelled, this is a repeat of last week's agenda)


Monday June 17

Underground Kitchen/Garver Events license application meeting

7p Goodman Community Center 149 Waubesa

Please join me for a neighborhood meeting where we will hear about a proposal from Underground Kitchen & Delicatessen, LLC to open a restaurant, Garver Events, at Garver Feed Mill, 3241 Garver Green.  The restaurant would have a capacity of 530 indoors and 280 outdoors.  Proposed hours of operation are Sunday through Friday, 6:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m., and Saturday, 6:00 a.m.-2:30 a.m.  They have applied to transfer their Class B Beer and Liquor licenses from 809 Williamson Street to the new location.  The Alcohol License Review Committee will consider the application at its June 19 meeting.

You can share your comments with me at  and the ALRC by emailing Deputy City Clerk Jim Verbick and asking him to share your email with the committee (email before noon on Wednesday)

Tuesday June 18

Common Council Executive Committee

4:30p room 153 MMB


DISCUSSION WITH MAYOR 5. 56371 Discussion with Mayor Rhodes-Conway (6/18/19) - Report on Community Conversation on Intersection of Race & Mental Health Crisis Response - Report on Meeting with Sun Prairie Mayor


REFERRAL FROM COMMON COUNCIL 6. 56199 Supporting Madison Metro's 5339b Grant Application to Federal Transit Administration. Sponsors: Shiva Bidar and Rebecca Kemble Attachments: 6/10/19 - Tom Lynch, Transportation Director, Letter.pdf CCEC will make a report from the floor on this item at the 6/18/19 Council meeting.


Tuesday June 18

Common Council

6:30p room 201 CCB


10. 55878 Creating Section 28.130 and Section 28.151 and amending Sections 28.151, 28.061, 28.072 and 28.082 of the Madison General Ordinances and to amend the definition of "Use, Accessory" create a new use category, "Use, Incidental" and create a new use "Incidental Alcohol Sales."


14. 55744 Update on Lake Levels and Flooding (June 11, 2019) - City Engineering Staff


15. 56335 Update: City's Performance Excellence Initiative - Melissa Gombar


18. 56004 ALTERNATE - Establishing a Task Force on Municipal Golf in Madison Parks to make recommendations to the Mayor, Common Council, and the Board of Park Commissioners regarding the future of the City's Municipal Golf Courses.


There will be a new substitute that tweaks the language changed by Bd of Park Commissioners.


23. 55961 SUBSTITUTE Approving temporary construction work with associated noise impacts between the hours of 7:00 PM and 7:00 AM (Monday-Saturday) and between the hours of 7:00 PM and 10:00 AM (Sunday) for work associated with WSOR Railroad Crossing Replacement at the E. Wilson St., S. Blair St. and John Nolen Dr. intersection. (4th and 6th AD) Sponsors: Marsha A. Rummel and Michael E. Verveer


This letter was sent to nearby residents: During the ongoing reconstruction of E. Wilson St. and Williamson St., the City has been coordinating with the Railroad (WSOR) to replace the crossing that extends through the noted intersection. The existing crossing, constructed of timbers and asphalt, is in poor condition, and will be replaced with new concrete panels. To perform this work, the Railroad will need to close E. Wilson St. and S. Blair St. at the railroad crossing. During the closure, right turns on to Williamson from John Nolen will remain open, as will right turns off of Blair on to Main or Wilson. The City recognizes the importance of these streets to the transportation network, so we have been working with the Railroad to schedule the work such that it will be done mostly during off-peak travel times; it is anticipated that the closure on E. Wilson St. will start on the morning of Thursday, June 20, and the closure on S. Blair St. will start on the morning of Saturday, June 22. Both streets are expected to re-open to traffic by the morning of Monday, June 24. To ensure that this work can be completed on this schedule, the Railroad has requested an extension of the allowed work hours. More specifically, the Railroad has requested to start work at 6:00am on the noted Thursday and Friday and work as late as 9:00pm on those dates, to start work at 5:00am on the noted Saturday and work until 9:00pm, and start at 7:00am on Sunday. If weather prevents work from taking place on the noted dates, alternate dates for this work are to start on June 27 or July 11, and the proposed start and end times for those dates would remain the same.




54. 56301 Authorizing the Mayor, Police Chief and the City Clerk to sign a contract with the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) to provide School Resource Officers for the four MMSD high schools for a three-year term, beginning August 1, 2019 through June 15, 2022.


Read the contract


A overview from earlier in the year

ACLU report

Media summary of the ACLU report:  About 14 million students attend schools across the U.S. where they walk the halls alongside police officers but don't have access to counselors, nurses, psychologists or social workers, according to an ACLU report released Monday. And of the schools that do provide students access to mental health professionals, about 90 percent fail to meet minimum staff-to-student ratio, which the report found can mean one counselor is responsible for more than 400 students. But the increasingly popular decision to fund police officers in schools, combined with a lack of mental health experts available, has had a disproportionate effect on both students of color and students with disabilities, the report found. Nationwide, these marginalized students were subject to more discipline bias and overcriminalization than their peers, according to a review of 2015-2016 data from the Department of Education.   and

?Please let me know your thoughts on EROs in public schools.


Wednesday June 19

Alcohol License Review Committee

5:30p room 201 CCB


6. 56296 Temporary Class B Retailer License Concurrent with Street Use Permit Hellenic Orthodox Community Assumption Greek Orthodox Church Event Location: 11 N. Seventh St & 1st block of 7th St. Event Date: 7/27/19 12-7pm & 7/28/19 12-6pm Aldermanic District 12 (Alder Abbas) Police District: 501 Event: Greek Fest 2019


I love going to Greek Fest!


17. 56319 Change of Agent Underground Kitchen & Delicatessen • dba Middlewest • 809 Williamson St New Agent: Marilyn Matt Class B Combination Liquor & Beer Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel)


18. Business Name Change 18. 56349 Business Name Change Underground Kitchen & Delicatessen • Current dba: Middlewest 809 Williamson St Class B Combination Liquor & Beer Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) New dba: Garver Events


31. 56330 Entity Reorganization Arts & Literature Laboratory Inc • dba Arts + Literature Laboratory 2021 Winnebago St Class B Beer Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) Add three new officers, remove three officers


32. 56331 Entity Reorganization Underground Kitchen & Delicatessen LLC • dba Middlewest 809 Williamson St Class B Combination Liquor & Beer Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) Remove one officer


41. 56342 Entity Reorganization Growl LLC • dba BarleyPop Tap and Shop 2045 Atwood Ave Suite 107 Class B Beer, Class C Wine Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) Add one new officer


42. 56344 Entity Reorganization Gilbert Altschul Corp • dba Grandpa's Pizzeria 1374 Williamson St Class B Beer, Class C Wine Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) Add one new officer License Issuance


43. 56356 Request to extend license issuance beyond the 90 day limit under MGO 38.05 CocoVaa LLC • dba CocoVaa Chocolatier 1815 E Washington Ave ste 100 • Agent: Syovata Edari Estimated Capacity: 10 Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 5% alcohol, 95% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 410


47. 56358 Change of Licensed Premise Atwood Restaurant LLC • dba Bar Corallini Current Capacity (in/out): 95/0 • Proposed Capacity (in/out): 95/"festival" 2004 Atwood Ave • Agent: Caitlin Suemnicht Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 25% alcohol, 75% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 410 Request to extend premises to include parking lot for Atwood Fest on July 27 and July 28, 2019.


49. 56360 Change of Licensed Premise 2089 Inc • dba Monty's Blue Plate Diner Current Capacity (in/out): 90/50 • Proposed Capacity (in/out): 90/100 2089 Atwood Ave • Agent: Noelles Tarpey Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 15% alcohol, 85% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 410 Request to permanently extend premises to include parking lot for the dates of Atwood Fest (7/27 & 7/28 this year)


56. 56367 21+ Entertainment License Underground Kitchen & Delicatessen • dba Garver Events • Capacity: 810 3241 Garver Green • Agent: Marilyn Matt Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 25% alcohol, 75% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 602


57. 56176 Public Hearing - License Transfer Underground Kitchen & Delicatessen • dba Garver Events Transfer from 809 Williamson St to 3241 Garver Green Agent: Marilyn Matt • Estimated Capacity (in/out): 530/280 Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 25% alcohol, 75% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 602


60. 56169 Public Hearing - New License Nomadison LLC • dba Nomad World Pub 408 W Gorham St • Agent: Michael Eitel • Estimated Capacity (in/out): 297/50 Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 42% alcohol, 55% food, 3% other Aldermanic District 4 (Alder Verveer) • Police Sector 403


61. 56170 Public Hearing - New License Looking For Group Brewing Madison LLC • dba Union Corners Brewery 2438 Winnebago St • Agent: Eric Peterson • Estimated Capacity (in/out): 100/40 Class B Beer, Class C Wine • 50% alcohol, 35% food, 15% other Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 603

City News

As part of National Pollinator Week, June 17-23, the City of Madison Engineering and Parks Divisions would like to remind the community of the importance of Monarchs, other pollinators and proper pollinator habitat management.

The monarch butterfly population has decreased drastically in the last few decades, and a main reason is a decrease in where they can lay eggs. Monarchs can only lay eggs on milkweed plants. Unfortunately, there has been significant loss of the milkweed plants, according to the National Park Service. Milkweed grows on medians, edges of parking lots, managed meadows, native no mows, gardens and swampy areas.

Managed meadow, no mow prairies and other marginal/weedy areas provide good conditions for milkweed to thrive. These areas also are prime areas for invasive species, such as wild parsnip and Canadian thistle. Invasive or noxious weed species left unchecked will prevent milkweed and other native species beneficial to pollinators from establishing and spreading in an area. Strategic mowing is often necessary for managing these areas. While some mowing may stimulate milkweed growth and provide fresh plants for egg laying that is preferred by monarchs, too frequent or improperly timed mowing can harm the population growth.

The City is working to minimize its mowing impact on the monarchs in these areas with properly timed mowing. City Engineering owns 1,200 acres of land. Parks owns more than 5,700 acres. The Engineering and Parks Divisions mow managed meadow and no mow prairie areas annually or biannually and manage invasive species as needed. Throughout the summer, Engineering and Parks spot mow areas of invasive noxious species with an emphasis on preserving habitat that is key to pollinator survival.

Pollination happens when pollen grains are moved between two flowers of the same species by wind or animals. Successful pollination results in the production of healthy fruit and fertile seeds, allowing plants to reproduce. Without pollinators, we wouldn't have these crops.  Bees, flies, moths, butterflies and some species of birds are pollinators.

What you can do for the pollinators:

  • Create a pollinator-friendly garden habitat.
  • Design your garden so there is a continuous succession of plants flowering from spring through fall.
  • Plant native to your region using plants that provide nectar for adults plus food for insect larvae, such as milkweed for monarchs.
  • Avoid pesticides.
  • Supply water for all wildlife.
  • Provide water for butterflies without letting it become a mosquito breeding area.

If you'd like help curating a pollinator-friendly habitat, reach out to Madeline Dumas, City of Madison Engineering Greenway Vegetation Coordinator at



Call for Community Outreach Partners

The City of Madison has issued a Call for Community Partners for 2020 Census outreach, seeking nonprofits, community groups, and individuals that are interested in doing intensive outreach to publicize the upcoming 2020 Census. Community Partners will be a critical part of reaching "Hard to Count" communities in the city – communities of color, immigrants, low-income households, college students, and others – that tend to respond to the census at lower levels. Reaching our diverse residents to talk about the importance of this once-every-ten-years count will require a coordinated effort between government and community groups.

A complete and accurate count of all city residents is critical. The 2020 Census will affect distribution of over $675 billion in federal funding per year for things like transportation, housing, health care, and child care. Each person not counted may result in a loss of over $2,000 per year to our community. Additionally, local, state, and federal legislative district boundaries are based on the census count. Everyone living in the city – not just citizens or voters – must be counted to ensure equal representation at all levels of government.

The City anticipates funding four to six community partners, providing a total of up to $100,000 for Census-related outreach activities. Nonprofits and community groups may apply for between $10,000 and $25,000. Individuals may apply for $2,000 to $6,000.

It's easy to be considered for this opportunity: submit the short Letter of Interest form by noon on July 3, 2019. More information, including how to apply, is available on the City's 2020 Census webpage: For more information regarding the Call for Community Partners, contact Ben Zellers, Planner, City of Madison Planning Division at


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