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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 November 25, 2019

November 24, 2019 9:21 PM

Highlights: The three day week before the Thanksgiving holiday means there are only a few city meetings. At Finance on Monday, the Salvation Army has been awarded funds from the Affordable Housing Fund to build a 44-unit rental housing development with 37 units affordable to households with incomes at or below 30%, 50%, or 60% of the county median income. This project is in addition to rebuilding the homeless shelter at the 600 block of E Washington. Finance is also noticed to go into closed session for two items: Judge Doyle Square Block 88 development agreement with Stone House Development and the selection of a developer for the Truman Olson site for housing and a grocery store on S Park St.  At Plan on Monday, there will be a presentation from the Madison Metropolitan School District about the potential 2020 referendum. There is a link to the power point, it provides a comprehensive outline of the proposed improvements. 


The Gorman team is ready to present the final phase of Union Corners, called Nexus, at a neighborhood meeting Thursday December 5. See the end of the update for details.


The Streets Division's curbside collection for yard waste and leaves is ending for 2019. Residents should not place additional leaves and yard waste on the terrace for collection. Instead, residents should use a Streets Division drop-off site. If and when the weather allows, the Streets Division will assign crews to perform curbside leaf and yard waste collection. However, collection of curbside piles of yard waste and leaves this season is no longer guaranteed.


Residents who still have yard waste for disposal are encouraged to take the material one of the City of Madison drop-off sites, the sites are still on expanded hours and open 8:30am to 4:30pm seven days a week and until 8:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Expanded hours will end on December 8, 2019. The drop-off sites are located at 1501 W. Badger Rd, 4602 Sycamore Ave., and 402 South Point Rd. On December 9, 2019, winter drop-off site hours begin.  Winter drop-off site hours are 7:30am to 3pm. Monday to Friday.  The South Point Rd location will also close for the season when winter hours start. Additional information about the drop-off sites and yard waste collection can be found on the Streets Division's website,


LINKcat library catalog offline December 6-11

All libraries still open regular hours during the downtime. The LINKcat online library catalog  will be offline for a scheduled software update beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday Dec. 6 and ending on Tuesday Dec. 10. This will affect all public libraries in the seven-county South Central Library System including all nine Madison Public Library locations.

During this offline period, due dates on library items will be extended to ensure minimal impact for library patrons. Additionally, there will be no overdue fines incurred during this four day period. 

Patrons may still visit their local library to check out and return items during regular hours of operation. Patrons will not have access to the catalog to place new holds, but will be able to check out existing holds on the library card the hold was placed.  Patrons who pick up library holds for others must have the library card of those for whom they wish to pick up holds.  Library patrons can use the library's 24/7 eBook and eAudiobook collections  through Wisconsin's Digital Library. Library staff will also be available to help patrons locate materials on their shelves.

Once the update is complete patrons will be able to use LINKcat to access the same services as before. While there will be changes to the look of the site, they will be minimal. 

I hope everyone enjoys the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends. Safe travels.


Monday November 25, 2019

Finance Committee

4:30p room 215 MMB


1. 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)


2. 57896 A Resolution authorizing a $250,000 noncompetitive service contract for grant pass-through services with the Madison Metropolitan School District for implementation of a previously approved federal STOP School Violence and Mental Health Assessment grant.


3. 57897 SUBSTITUTE - Amending the 2019 2020 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


4. 57898 Resolution amending the Police Department's 2019 Operating Budget to increase the amount of a public safety grant from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for a Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Task Force by $9,000.


5. 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.) Note: Plan Commission meets 11/25/19. A recommendation will be made from this meeting.


6. 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.


7. 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.


8. 58108 Approve the 2020 Urban Forestry Special Charge.


13. 58272 Approving the allocation of up to $193,500 of City funds, authorized in the City's Adopted 2020 Operating Budget, for use in supporting the expansion of School-Age Child and Youth Development program capacity on Madison's West Side, as part of a broader effort to assist families residing in Tree Lane Apartments.


The Finance Committee may go into Closed Session on Agenda Item No. 15 & Agenda Item No. 16


15. 58250 Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute the Development Agreement with Stone House Development, or its assigns, for the Purchase of the Podium and Air-Rights above the City's Wilson Street Garage on Block 88 and Directing Follow-up Actions by the City as Described and Agreed to in the Development Agreement


16. 58251 Approving the selection of a Truman Olson Development Team with whom to commence negotiations and directing further actions. (13th A.D.)


Monday November 25, 2019

Plan Commission

5:30 room 201 CCB



1.58348 Informational presentation by the Madison Metropolitan School District on proposed projects related to a potential 2020 capital budget referendum


2. 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.)


Zoning Text Amendments

8. 58009 Creating Section 28.071(2)(d), amending Sections 28.28.0o74(3), 28.075(3), 28.076(3), 28.078(2), and 28.079(2) of the Madison General Ordinances to map specified setbacks in the Downtown and Urban Districts.


9. 58010 Creating Section 28.183(6)(a)17. of the Madison General Ordinances to create a conditional use standard for projections into the capitol view height area.


Upcoming Matters - December 9, 2019

- 2219 Monroe Street and 1000 Edgewood College Drive - Repealing the CI zoning master plan for the Edgewood Campus (College, High School and Campus School) on their request

- Zoning Text Amendment - Amend Secs 28.127(1)(a) and (2), and repeal Secs 28.127(3) and (4) to expand the Alcohol Overlay District, remove the requirement that there be an annual review, and remove the previous sunset provision

- 1402 S Park Street - Rezone Truman Olson property from CC-T to TSS to facilitate future redevelopment

- 636 W Washington Avenue - Demolition Permit and Conditional

- 1133 Williamson Street - Conditional Use - Construct outdoor eating area for a restaurant-tavern


Tuesday November 26

Water Utility Board

4:30p  119 E. Olin Ave. Conference Room A&B


4. 54488 Update regarding poly- and perfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS)


In the legistar link, there are three recent letters addressed to Adam DeWeese of the DNR cc'ed to the Water Utility Board from the Municipal Environmental Group - Water Division (an association of 65 municipal water systems), the Wisconsin Rural Water Association (a nonprofit association that represents 586 municipal water and wastewater system members and focused on small and rural communities that serve less than 10,000 people), and Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway regarding the proposed DNR rulemaking process to regulate PFAS in Wisconsin's drinking water, groundwater and surface water. 


The industry groups want to wait for the US EPA standards expected by the end of 2019. The WRWA recommends regulating only two of the PFAS family of compounds – PFOA and PFOS (there are over 4000 compounds). Mayor Satya supports the DNR's rulemaking authority and says the most promising opportunity to remediate PFAS contamination on the Air National Guard site at Truax may be in conjunction with the new construction associated with the siting of F-35s fighter jets. If construction occurs, the DNR requires approval of a management plan and without the proposed rules and standards in place, site clean up would be at risk. 


Here is the DNR page on PFAS

Here is a summary of the Cycle 10 study recommendations


Wednesday November 27

Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District

8a  Training Room, 1610 Moorland Road


4. PFAS Process Plan Review


Thursday December 5

Union Corners Neighborhood Meeting

7p Bashford Church Fellowship Hall 329 North St


Please join me for a neighborhood meeting to discuss Gorman & Co.'s plans for Nexus, the final phase of development at Union Corners, located at the corner of E. Washington Avenue and Milwaukee Street.  Nexus is a proposed four-story, mixed-use building consisting of approximately 75 market-rate apartments (one-, two-, and three-bedroom) facing East Washington Avenue and Milwaukee Street over approximately 15,400 square feet of retail facing E. Washington Avenue.  There would be 114 surface parking stalls, as well as 80 basement stalls for residents. Gorman's proposal would require Specific Implementation Plan (SIP) approval from the Plan Commission.



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