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 November 4, 2019
Highlights: You are invited to attend a Public Involvement Meeting for the next phase of the John Nolen/Williamson/Wilson/Blair intersection work Monday at 6:30p in room 153 Madison Municipal Building.
I am holding a Marquette Neighborhood safety meeting Wednesday at 7:15p Luke House 310 S Ingersoll. I have invited Central District Police command staff to share trends and answer your questions. Let me know in advance if you have questions that need to be researched.
October 29 – The Council held a special meeting to vote on an ordinance to establish the vehicle registration fee. It passed 11- 8. The Mayor's Executive Operating budget proposed a $40 fee to close a budget gap of over $8 million. The Mayor, alders and staff acknowledged the fee is regressive but the funds were woven throughout the 2020 budget. An amendment to reduce the fee to $35 failed because it would jeopardize the federal grant the city is relying on to help fund bus rapid transit and it left no wiggle room in the budget for those alders who want to fund more police officers. I voted for the $40 fee because it appeared to offer the best way to avoid layoffs and cuts to basic services. In the 2020 Executive Operating budget, the Mayor added funds for 750 free youth summer bus passes and added 150 more free bus passes for low income residents as a way to relieve some cost burden. The budget also added funds to improve Metro service to the South side and to hire more drivers. The final round of amendments for the November 12 budget deliberations are due at the end of the week. Stay tuned for amendments about the vehicle registration fee and adding police officers.
October 30 – StartingBlock announced a pilot project with a locally-connected startup, ParqEx, and the City of Madison at the S. Livingston parking garage, adjacent to the Spark Building at 821 E. Washington. The pilot will allow StartingBlock's members – currently a community of over 250 members -- to make parking reservations from the parking spots in the S. Livingston Garage that were allocated to StartingBlock. With ParqEx's technology, StartingBlock members can make hourly or monthly parking reservations online or using the ParqEx app. The platform increases the number of users that can access StartingBlock's limited parking allocation. Rather than a few persons having an assigned monthly permit in the traditional one car, one permit model, the ParqEx platform will allow any StartingBlock member to reserve parking online and through an app. "By sharing the monthly permits, the entire StartingBlock community can take advantage of cost-savings as well as greater flexibility," explains StartingBlock Executive Director, Chandra Miller Fienen. With ParqEx, participating members can reserve parking for the times they need it, rather than locking it up for the full month.
October 31 - Due to ongoing congestion, traffic and safety concerns at Langdon Street (in front of the Memorial Union), intercity bus loading will be relocated to the west side of the 200 block of Lake Street (W Johnson Street to W Dayton Street) over the next several weeks. Intercity buses will pick up and drop off passengers on the west side of the street, adjacent to the Gordon Dining and Event Center terrace. Map: https://www.cityofmadison.com/sites/default/files/news/attachments/new_intercity_bus_location.pdfStarting on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, Badger Bus, Lamers and Jefferson Lines will begin passenger loading at the Lake Street location. Coach USA services (including Megabus and Van Galder) will begin passenger loading along Lake Street on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Passengers are encouraged to contact the bus companies directly if they have questions regarding boarding and alighting locations.
November 1 – Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway submits comments and questions on the USAF F-35 Operational Beddown Air National Guard draft EIS. "The City of Madison, including our Common Council, our School Board, many members of our County Board, our Community Development Authority Board, our Water Utility Board, our Sustainable Madison Committee, multiple community groups, and numerous residents have all expressed grave concerns with the potential impacts of an operational bed-down of F-35s at Truax Field. Even proponents of the bed-down question whether the draft EIS takes into account all the relevant factors. It is critical that the USAF substantially address the issues we have raised here in the final EIS. Once the true potential environmental impacts of an F-35 bed-down at Truax Field are known, it is incumbent on the USAF/ANG to consider carefully its choice of preferred location. If there are options that represent less harm to communities and the environment, as it appears in the draft EIS, those options should be preferred. If preferred locations, such as Madison, are known to have significant negative impacts as shown in the final EIS, the USAF must be prepared to prevent and/or fully mitigate those impacts. Absent that, it will not be possible for me to support the selection of Madison for this bed-down."
https://www.cityofmadison.com/sites/default/files/news/attachments/f35document.pdf On page 15 is the decibel contour map showing all the surrounding schools
November 1 – Thanks to everyone who submitted comments to the National Guard Bureau on the F-35 draft EIS. This was an amazing grass roots effort. The Madison Common Council, three city committees, fourteen county supervisors, the Madison School Board, at least three eastside neighborhood associations and the North Planning Council submitted comments opposing or asking for reconsideration of siting the F-35As at Truax. Petitions were created and yard signs proliferated. Four large community meetings were held attended by over 1000 residents. Affected neighborhoods were canvassed. The Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin became the organizing center and information clearinghouse. We are not done.
Please continue to contact our federal representatives.
US Senator Tammy Baldwin 608-264-5338 (currently a supporter of the F-35)
US Senator Ron Johnson 608-240-9629 (currently a supporter of the F-35)
US Representative Mark Pocan 608-258-9800 (wants a flyover demonstration, submitted comments https://pocan.house.gov/sites/pocan.house.gov/files/Rep.%20Pocan%20Draft%20EIS%20Public%20Comments%2010.30.2019.pdf)
Monday November 4, 2019
TRANSPORTATION POLICY AND PLANNING BOARD
5p room 201 CCB
E2. 58023 Downtown BRT Routing Introduction (45 minutes, Tom Lynch)
E3. 58024 Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan Update (30 minutes, Daniel McAuliffe)
F2. 58034 Future of Buses (Electric vs. CNG vs. Sustainable Diesel) Attachments: 2019-08-27 Transit Fuel Source Comparison v2.pdf
F3. 58035 Tentative Items for December Agenda Micromobility (technologies, business models, policies) Begin Complete Streets/Green Streets Discussion (Should we create a workgroup on this to make progress? If yes, joint group with BPW?) Downtown BRT Routing Decision Tree Pruning in ROW Policy/Practice/Service Levels - Streets, Bikeways, and Sidewalks
Monday November 4
City County Homeless Issues Committee
6:30p room 357 CCB
C. ACTION ITEMS
1. 58057 Discussion and Possible Action on City of Madison and Dane County Affordable Housing Fund Update
2. 57704 Discussion and Possible Action Regarding the July 2019 Point in Time Presentation
1. 58058 City of Madison and Dane County Affordable Housing Fund Update - Ethan Tabakin, Community Development Specialist, City of Madison Department of Planning and Community & Economic Development and Dave Phillips, Director, Dane County Office of Economic and Workforce Development
2. 57705 July 2019 Point in Time Presentation, Sarah Lim, City of Madison Community Development Division
E. REPORTS TO COMMITTEE
1. 58059 Update on The Beacon Day Resource Center
2. 58060 Update on the HUD (CoC) Federal Funding Process
Monday November 4
Public Improvement Meeting Blair St reconstruction
6:30-8:30p room 153 MMB
You are invited to attend a Public Involvement Meeting for the following two upcoming projects along US 151 that are scheduled to be constructed concurrently in 2022. The next phase of the John Nolen/Williamson/Wilson/Blair intersection work is scheduled for 2022, and WisDOT now plans to resurface Blair St. from this intersection up to E. Washington Ave. and also resurface E. Washington Ave. between Blair and Blount.
There will be a presentation at 6:45p. If you have knowledge about the roadway, historic buildings and structures, or archaeological sites you are encouraged to attend or provide comments. Contact Michael Bie, WisDOT Southwest Region at 2101 Wright St, Madison WI 53704. Email Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 608-246-7928.
Tuesday November 5
Common Council Executive Committee
4:30p room 153 MMB
5. 58064 Discussion with Mayor Rhodes-Conway - Update on Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative (https://www.cityleadership.harvard.edu/) - Update on hiring of DPCED Director - Update on Police & Fire Commission / Hiring Chief of Police
Tuesday November 5
6:30p room 201 CCB
1.57939 Appointing Sally Rohrer as Alderperson for District 8 to serve until the Spring 2020 election.
2.57663 Congratulating Safe Communities of Madison and Dane County as they celebrate 20 years of being an award-winning 501c3 nonprofit that collaborates with over 350 organizations working together to save lives, prevent injury and make our community safer.
9. 57501 2020 Executive Operating Budget
13. 57441 Creating Section 28.022 - 00404 and Section 28.022 - 00405 of the Madison General Ordinances to change the zoning of properties located at 2340 Winnebago Street and 2305-11 East Washington Avenue, 6th Aldermanic District, from TR-V1 (Traditional Residential - Varied 1) and PD (Planned Development) Districts to Amended PD (GDP-SIP) (Planned Development (General Development Plan - Specific Implementation Plan) District
16. 57980 Chief of Police 3rd Quarter Report: Assistant Chief John Patterson, Madison Police Department (for Acting Chief Vic Wahl) (11/5/19)
17. 57863 Affirming the City of Madison's support of the County Climate Coalition, the Paris Climate Accord, environmental sustainability and the City's leadership in environmental sustainability and combating climate change.
19. 57567 Request to extend license issuance beyond the 90 day limit under MGO 38.05 Old Sugar Distillery LLC • dba Old Sugar Distillery 931 E Main St Suite 8 • Agent: Nathan Greenawalt Estimated Capacity: 200 in/48 out Class B Beer • 45% alcohol, 5% food, 50% other Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 403
33. 57710 Awarding Public Works Contract No. 8430, Government East Ramp Demolition. (4th AD)
39. 54777 SECOND SUBSTITUTE - Creating a special joint City-County task force on PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) contamination to review, analyze and provide recommendations for a comprehensive response to PFAS contamination in Madison
The recommendation is to place the second substitute on file. For several months, I've been in discussion with County Board Chair Sharon Corrigan and Supervisor Michele Ritt (chair of County EANR committee) to discuss a robust education plan for residents and stakeholders and to provide a place for public comments. We asked Public Health Madison Dane County to add a page on their website about PFAS, it is now available. County Chair Corrigan has asked Janel Heinrich, Director of PHMDC for a written summary of their work plan related to PFAS. Once that is available, I will work with Council and County leadership to determine next steps. https://www.publichealthmdc.com/environmental-health/environmental-hazards/per-and-polyfluoroalkyl-substances-pfas
46. 57566 SUBSTITUTE - A resolution authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Wisconsin -Madison to allow the UW Police Department to write certain citations as City of Madison ordinance violations to be processed in Madison Municipal Court.
49. 56838 Adopting the Mifflandia Neighborhood Plan as a supplement to the Comprehensive Plan and the Downtown Plan and directing staff to implement the recommendations contained in the plan.
60. 57728 Amending Section 15.02(42) of the Madison General Ordinances by changing the address for the polling location for Ward 42 at Will-Mar Neighborhood Center.
INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS FOR REFERRAL WITHOUT DEBATE
63. 58004 Amending Section 38.05(3)(a)12. of the Madison General Ordinances to extend the time for issuance of a new license from 90 days to 180 days, after which the license becomes void if the applicant has not obtained an extension of that time period.
71. 57897 A Resolution amending the 2019 Operating Budgets of the Police Department, Fire Department and Public Health Madison Dane County; and accepting a U.S Department of Justice Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-Based Program (COAP) grant award of $1,200,000 to create a "Pathways to Recovery Madison & Dane County" initiative to combat opioid abuse
82. 57994 Extending the provisional appointment of Nan Fey as Director of Planning & Community & Economic Development for up to 30 working days beyond the confirmation of a new DPCED Director, or approximately through February 2020.
84. 57997 Resolution approving up to $10,000 in cooperative in development funds for Iron Roots Co-op.
86. 58001 Resolution approving up to $30,000 each in Community Based Organization funds for the Worker Cooperative program to Northside Planning Council and MadWorc.
88. 58032 Awarding up to $450,000 from the Affordable Housing Fund to support a rental housing development project, proposed by Stone House Development selected through a City Request for Proposals (RFP) process, that will construct approximately 20 units of rental housing in Madison, affordable to households with incomes at or below 60% of the county median income, and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a loan agreement with the project developer.
89. 58033 Awarding up to $500,000 from the Affordable Housing Fund to support an affordable housing development project, proposed by the Salvation Army of Dane County and selected through a City Request for Proposals (RFP) process, that will construct approximately 40 units of affordable rental housing in Madison, and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a loan agreement with the developer of this project.
Wednesday November 6
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
4:30p room 108 CCB
6. 57790 Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an agreement with The Clean Lakes Alliance and others to provide up to $25,000.00 in funding in 2019 and 2020 and work with these groups to create the Yahara "Clean" Compact 3.0.
7. 57852 Authorizing an amendment to the purchase of services contract with Mead and Hunt for professional architectural and engineering services to include design of electric bus infrastructure at the Metro Transit Bus Maintenance Facility. (6th AD)
8. 57995 Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a lease with Mullins Family, LLC and Washington Gilman Limited Partnership, allowing for the use of portions of City-owned transportation corridor properties located at 94 S Dickinson St. and 189 S Baldwin St. and a part of inactive E. Main St. right-of-way for private parking purposes. (6th A.D.)
9. 57998 Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a lease with Jonathan Darrel Braden allowing for the use of the City-owned transportation corridor parcel located at 176 South Fair Oaks Street for an existing private driveway, boundary fence, and yard area. (6th A.D.)
14.* 57977 Declaring the City of Madison's intention to exercise its police powers establishing the S Livingston Street Reconstruction. (6th AD)
19. 58020 Change Order No. 6 to Contract 8290, Judge Doyle Podium, to JP Cullen & Sons, for a completion date of December 31, 2019. (4th AD)
20. 58021 Change Order No. 15 to Contract 7952, Judge Doyle Garage, to JP Cullen & Sons Inc, for a completion date of December 31, 2019. (over contingency amount for project) (4th AD)
Wednesday November 6
Madison Arts Commission
5:30p room 206 MMB
1. 57635 Poet Laureate Selection Review Submissions and Selection for next Madison Poet Laureate
2. 32522 Review Overture Contract - Sandra Gajic and staff present Annual Report to MAC - MAC review contract
3. 27011 Art in Public Places - Consider funding an additional $2,800 to enhance lighting at Capital East Parking Garage - Consider funding an additional $6,500 for signage for Harnack Memorial - Consider $2,000 Community participation/social practice artist fee: $1,500 for Anwar-Floyd Prut; $500 for Gail Simpson to provide public art project
4. 37957 Art for Public Market Review proposed public art plan for Public Market
5. 57899 Percent for Art Report Review projected budget resulting from Percent for Art Ordinance
6. 27987 Art Space Exhibition Proposal Review proposal for 2020 MMB and CCB art plan
7. 30511 Madison Art Commission Strategy and Direction Discuss Diversity Statemen
Wednesday November 6
MADISON FOOD POLICY COUNCIL
5:30p room 302 Central Library
57637 Food Scraps Recycling Pilot Updates - Charlie Romines (Streets Superintendent)
Wednesday November 6
Board of Park Commissioners
6:30p Warner Park
7 58041 November 2019 Superintendent's Report
Golf – The Common Council adopted a resolution (File #56004) to establish a Task Force on Municipal Golf in Madison Parks at its June 18, 2019 meeting. The Task Force met in October and has published a calendar for future meeting dates through April.
On-Leash Dogs in Parks – Staff is working on an initial recommendation for dog free parks to present to the Commission based on the recently adopted policy change.
Law Park Planning Efforts – Staff anticipates providing an update on the planning work for Law Park in December or January.
Burr Jones Park – Site Improvements Major earthwork operations are underway at Burr Jones Park. Work includes preparing the subsurface grades to meet proposed elevations, installation of the new light pole footings for the athletic field lighting system and excavation of the new bio-retention stormwater basin. Construction will continue through the remainder of 2019 and into spring of 2020. Final completion is anticipated in late May 2020.
Playground Replacements 2020 Staff held the first playground workshop on 10/14 for playground replacements on the west side (Hillington Green, Wingra and Woodland Hills Parks) and on 10/29 for playground replacements on the north side (Brentwood, Sheridan Triangle, Whitetail Ridge & Windom Way Parks). The third group workshop is scheduled for 11/7 for playground replacements on the east side (Galaxy, Morrison and Orlando Bell Parks). The workshops seek public input for playground surfacing type, equipment age range, equipment manufacturer, color preference and fundraising opportunities. Follow-up meetings with the individual neighborhoods to select the specific equipment to be installed at the park will be held in December and early 2020, after the capital budget is approved.
Garver Path Parks staff continue to work with City Engineering in planning the new bike path connection between the Garver Feed Mill site to Milwaukee Street. Based on information gathered during the project's first public meeting, staff are investigating potential adjustments to the path alignment and bridge locations. A second public meeting is tentatively planned for November for further public input. This project will be brought to the Board of Park Commissioners for approval this year. Path construction is anticipated to begin in 2021.
Park and Street Use Events--Kelli Lamberty: We saw a steady increase in the number of Park Events over previous years and a growing number of day camps. The charts below shows the number and variety of community events. Downtown programming and Day Camps in the parks provide opportunities for children and families to explore and appreciate public spaces in Madison. While most events went smoothly with few issues or concerns, we are working to address others that didn't quite go as intended, as we work through Performance Excellence initiatives. Street Use Staff Commission addressed the issue of "event fatigue" and over capacity of events on the isthmus by establishing the Downtown Zone - with special rules for run/walk events. We also added additional issuance conditions in the Street Use Ordinance, MGO 10.056. Commissioners may now consider the number, location and size of other events anywhere in the City, when deciding whether to approve an application. As a result of this work, several events have been denied, moved or modified to alleviate some of the pressure in the downtown area. Some events, such as Crazylegs and Race Day events, proactively in coordinated with the Street Use Staff Commission to change their routes to limit disruption to the community. Policy review and development of First Amendment Events/Political Rally Process are underway, as are efforts to establish a Park Event Ordinance. The goal is to establish criteria and develop a process to administratively approve park event permits, as part of a larger effort to write a formal Park Event Ordinance. We anticipate bringing recommendations to Long Range Planning in early 2020.
13 55206 SUBSTITUTE - Accepting the final report and recommendations from the Urban Forestry Task Force.
Wednesday November 6
Madison Area Transportation Planning Board
6:30p room A & B Water Utility119 E Olin Ave
5. Public Hearing on Amendment to the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) 2050 and 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the Madison Metropolitan Area & Dane County to Add Beltline Dynamic Part-Time Shoulder Use (DPTSU) Project Note: Action by the MPO on the RTP and TIP amendments is anticipated following the hearing unless comments are received expressing concerns in which case action could be postponed until the December meeting.
This week's Madison Area Transportation Planning Board meeting agenda includes a public hearing on an amendment to the Regional Transportation Plan and Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) that would add Beltline Dynamic Part-time Shoulder Usage. With the implementation of DPTSU traffic would be permitted to use the inside shoulder on the Beltline between I-39/90 and Whitney Way during weekday peak periods and at other times, such as during special events, when it is congested and travel speeds are reduced. The shoulder would be widened to 13 feet through the reconstruction of the median barrier wall and a reduction in the width of the regular travel lanes. The shoulder would not be open during set times, but rather it's use would be actively managed through the State Traffic Operations Center with the shoulder only open to traffic when operations on the Beltline warranted it.
Written comments will be accepted until 4 P.M. on November 6, 2019 at the MPO office located at 121 S. Pinckney St., Suite 400, Madison, WI 53703 or electronically addressed to email@example.com. Comments may also be submitted at the hearing.
Wednesday November 6
Marquette public safety meeting with Central District MPD
7:15p Luke House 310 S Ingersoll
Thursday November 7
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT COMMITTEE
5p room 153 MMB
1. 58065 Presentation from Economic Development Division on the Request for Proposal Process for the Truman Olson Property
3. 58032 Awarding up to $450,000 from the Affordable Housing Fund to support a rental housing development project, proposed by Stone House Development selected through a City Request for Proposals (RFP) process, that will construct approximately 20 units of rental housing in Madison, affordable to households with incomes at or below 60% of the county median income, and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a loan agreement with the project developer. Attachments: AHF Application - Block 88, LLC 10.16.19 & Revisions 10.23.19.pdf
4. 58033 Awarding up to $500,000 from the Affordable Housing Fund to support an affordable housing development project, proposed by the Salvation Army of Dane County and selected through a City Request for Proposals (RFP) process, that will construct approximately 40 units of affordable rental housing in Madison, and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a loan agreement with the developer of this project. Attachments: TSA Mifflin Street Apartments_AHF Application_CDBG Cmte.pdf
Thursday November 7
PUBLIC MARKET DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
5p room 207 MMB
27499 Public Market Discussion - Public Market Foundation Update - MarketReady Update - Design Update
Thursday November 7
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION COMMISSION
5:30p room 108 CCB
1. 58053 City Assessor Q & A regarding F-35's and property values.
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