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 December 2, 2019
Black Friday at the Capitol: No F-35s!
November 29, noon-1:30 pm
Capitol Rotunda* (*This is a permitted event)
Music and speakers from 12-1:00. march at 1:00
We will make a pre-winter statement about the proposed deployment of F-35 fighter jets at Truax Field adjacent to viable, beautiful, thriving neighborhoods. This catastrophic proposal would cause negative health, economic, and environmental outcomes to one quarter of the City. This callous disregard of the populace must be stopped. We are notifying our elected officials, the Air Force and Defense Department that this will not be tolerated. This Black Friday demonstration will continue and escalate the Safe Skies Clean Water Coalition active resistance.
Music by Chris Waggoner and Mary Gaines, Peter & Lou Berryman (No F-35 song), and the Solidarity Singers (singalong).
Speakers: Ald. Rebecca Kemble, Brian Benford, Brandi Grayson and representatives from Solidarity Realty and Safe Skies Clean Water Coalition.
I will be out of town but will attend in spirit! Even though we are in the waiting period through February 2020, things are happening!
On the city level, F-35s will be at Monday's City County Homeless Issues Committee (CCHIC). Jesse Pycha-Holst and his colleagues at Solidarity Realty will present research they conducted into real property values in the F-35 noise contour map areas. They conducted a canvass of the 2019 Property Tax Assessments of every domicile that they could ascertain was within the 65dB DNL contour as relayed from the EIS by the enhanced map provided by Madison city staff. Their preliminary search concluded that over $255M of assessed property value used for residences lies within the proposed 65dB DNL. The City Assessor will also be available as well as Alder Rebecca Kemble.
At CCHIC, Alder Kemble will report on information she gathered earlier this month. She, along with other alders and county board supervisors met with Kimberly Jones, the Director of the Dane County Regional Airport and several representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration including Christina Drouet, the FAA Deputy Regional Administrator for the Great Lakes Region, to learn more about the FAA Part 150 Noise Compatibility Program and federal funding for noise mitigation. They learned that as a result of the expansion of DCRA runways c2000 more than 200 residents in Carpenter Ridgeway granted "avigation" easements to DCRA making them ineligible for FAA noise mitigation assistance. Residents waived their right to claim damages from the airport's use of the easement from noise, air pollution, or more and louder aircraft.
Normally the FAA noise mitigation funds would be used to purchase and demolish homes in the 70 dB noise contour but that option would not be available to residents whose homes are encumbered by these easements. These property owners would either have to live with the substandard conditions or sell their property, probably at a discount since they would be located in the sacrifice zone, and would have to disclose the avigation easement. The airport director also clarified that not only would residents in the 65dB area have to endure the increased noise impacts when both F-16 and F-35 are flying up to 7,100 operations a year -for an undetermined period- but the terms of the Part 150 Noise Compatibility program require noise monitoring for a full year with just F-35s in order to draw accurate noise maps. Meanwhile vulnerable residents in close proximity to the base will be adversely affected by the noise for many years, even decades, before eligible buildings to receive any kind of mitigation assistance.
Last week, four alders whose districts will be directly impacted by the proposed beddown (6,12,15,18), County Board Supervisor Rusk and State Reps and State Senators were invited to meet with the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force John Henderson and key USAF and WIANG personnel. At the meeting, the Asst Sec'y mentioned they received over 6,000 comments (thank you!). Alders Syed Abbas, Rebecca Kemble and I were able to attend along with Rep Chris Taylor and Sup Paul Rusk, and we shared concerns from our constituents. Apparently, no one with such a high ranking has visited the base in several decades.
Monday's Transportation Policy and Planning Board meeting is jam packed! If you are interested in legislation to allow a regional transit authority (RTA) to replace the recently adopted Vehicle Registration Fee, the best BRT routes downtown, a staff parking policy report, complete streets, dynamic part time shoulder use on the Beltline, and Vision Zero next steps for reducing traffic fatalities and severe injuries you won't be disappointed.
The Mayor will provide an update on PFAS at the Common Council Executive Committee on Tuesday. Also at CCEC, a presentation from City Engineering sharing lessons from last year's flooding and rising lake levels that include (soon to be) proposed ordinance changes regarding standards for stormwater and new construction. At Tuesday's Council meeting, staff has recommended the selection of Rule Enterprises as the developer for the Truman Olson site on S Park St. The 2nd Substitute to regulate plastic straws and stir sticks appears to have satisfied concerns of the Disability Rights Commission. And TLNA neighbor Patty Prime has been selected as this year's winner of the annual Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Civility in Public Discourse Award. Congratulations Patty! The recognition is well-deserved.
Join me on Thursday at 7p Bashford Church Fellowship Hall 329 North St for a neighborhood meeting about Nexus, the final phase of the Union Corners redevelopment. More details at the end of the update.
Monday December 2, 2019
TRANSPORTATION POLICY AND PLANNING BOARD
5p room 201 CCB
E4. 58223 Creating Section 12.177(5) of the Madison General Ordinances to conditionally repeal the Motor Vehicle Registration Fee if funding is provided by a Regional Transit Authority.
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance would amend the newly created Motor Vehicle Registration Fee (effective 2-1-2020) ordinance by adding in a conditional repeal provision which would eliminate the City's Motor Vehicle Registration Fee (MVRF) if a regional transit authority (RTA) was created that would provide adequate replacement funding for transit needs that are to be supported by the City's MVRF. A Dane County RTA was initially authorized during the 2009 State budget process (2009 Act 28) and subsequently established. The Dane County RTA was a separate governing body that was able to impose up to a .5 percent sales tax to support transportation needs, including the establishment of bus rapid transit, of the region. However, in the 2011 budget process (2011 Act 32), the State eliminated the ability to create a RTA and dissolved the Dane County RTA over the City's formal opposition (RES-11-00148). Subsequent efforts to revive the ability create a Dane County RTA at the State level have been unsuccessful, although the City has established goals for any future RTA that may be authorized (RES-17-00170). Legislative efforts remain ongoing. If adopted, this ordinance would automatically repeal the City's MVRF if a Dane County RTA was again established and was able to provide adequate replacement funding to the City's transit services and the shift in funding sources would not jeopardize any grant or other revenue sources. This ordinance shall be effective February 1, 2020.
E5. 58411 DOT Beltline Proposals (20 min)
Director Tom Lynch's memo regarding interchange improvements at US 12/18 and County AB that serves Ho-Chunk property east of I-39 and the pro/cons of dynamic part time shoulder use on the Beltline between Whitney Way and the I-39 interchange https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=7919850&GUID=CAB6C705-E04A-4135-9825-59FD7C0DBE38
E6. 58412 Complete Streets Scoping Discussion (20 min)
E7. 58414 Downtown BRT Station/Routing Update (Decision in Jan or Feb) (15 min)
The memo describes the possible routes through downtown https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=7919860&GUID=BF1AB126-327C-4519-AABC-57AAD5E46971. One of the key decisions is whether to locate BRT stations near existing routes around the Capitol Square or use the outer loop and force BRT to compete with local service and possibly reduce ridership.
E8. 58415 TDM & MOAPS Update (10 min) Transit Demand Management and Madison Ordinance about Parking Strategies
Prior to Alder Ledell Zeller's departure from the council, she introduced File 54961 with multiple sponsors, which called for convening a staff team to address the issues of on?street parking in the City. The resolution tasks the staff team to: · Develop a policy that minimizes development parking impact on existing residential neighborhoods while encouraging mode shift. · Investigate measures to manage shared parking demand of infill development such as business, high density residential, entertainment, and special event needs and recommend associated policies. · Develop a policy for responding to developer requests for and or/reliance on use of city owned parking and use of public right?of?way to meet their parking and loading requirements; and, · Review current RP3 permit and enforcement revenue streams and investigate potential new costs that could be included in RP3 on?street parking rates.
This item has several attachments which provide a lot of useful info: a focus group summary, a matrix comparing 5 peer communities use of zoning, TDM, residential parking requirements and several other strategies https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=7919852&GUID=57BFE768-2FA4-4227-B410-3A8C1230FC21, and an excellent primer on TDM from the Mayor's Innovation Project (where Mayor Satya worked prior to getting elected) https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=7919855&GUID=CD592610-7F2D-476A-9B11-9D83D377C55A
E9. 58416 Vision Zero Update (10 min)
Vision Zero is a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all. First implemented in Sweden in the 1990s, Vision Zero has proved successful across Europe. New York was the first American Vision Zero city, which now includes over 20 cities such as Chicago, and Minneapolis. This document was submitted as part of the 2020 budget deliberations. The Council approved an amendment to spend $200K to start implementing a Vision Zero plan. https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=7919859&GUID=15E66608-3202-4E1B-B107-22B48F97A08D. Instead of focusing on collisions, Vision Zero focuses on preventing injury and applies a public health lens https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=7919857&GUID=4EC4BB30-B920-4F65-ABDC-A940803A73EF
F1. 58417 Tentative Items for January Agenda a. Tree Pruning in ROW (Policy/Practice/Service Levels - Streets, Bikeways, and Sidewalks) b. Micromobility (technologies, business models, policies) c. Metro Forward Presentation d. 2021 Budget Scoping e. BRT and University Avenue f. Low-stress bike network / MPO Bike Plan Review by Quadrant g. Should TPPB receive referrals for vacating public ROW? h. Sequence of public meetings (neighborhood vs. board/commission)
Monday December 2
CITY-COUNTY HOMELESS ISSUES COMMITTEE
6:30p room 357 CCB
C. PRESENTATIONS 1. 58441 F-35 Proposal and its Potential Impact on Housing-Jesse Pycha-Holst (Solidarity Realty), Michelle Drea (City of Madison Assessor's Office), Alder Rebecca Kemble
Jesse and his colleagues at Solidarity Realty have done research into real estate values in the F-35 noise contour maps areas. Their preliminary search concluded that over $255,000,000 of assessed property value used for residence lies within the proposed 65dB DNL. They promise to do more investigation into the economic impacts of the "beddown".
The draft F-35 EIS does not not sufficiently address the potential devaluation of property if Truax is selected as one of the preferred locations for F-35s. The EIS indicates "changes in DNL results in an additional 1,320 acres within the 65 dB noise contour where compatible land use recommendations are triggered. As a result, the number of households located within the 65 dB DNL contour would increase by 1,019 and the number of people exposed would increase by 2,215. One hundred thirty-two of the households and 292 persons would be located in the 70-75 DNL contour where housing is incompatible absent an exception" but later concludes there would be "negligible impact on the housing market in the city of Madison". Many people who submitted comments during the EIS comment period raised this issue but now thanks to Solidarity Realty we have good data.
D. ACTION ITEMS 1. 58443 Discussion and Possible Action on the F-35 Proposal
Tuesday December 3
COMMON COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
4:30p room 153 MMB
DISCUSSION WITH THE MAYOR
5. 58398 Discussion with Mayor Rhodes-Conway (12/3/19) - Climate Resilience - Transportation Funding - PFAS Update
6. 58399 City Engineering Presentation: Stormwater Ordinance Changes
Proposed ordinance changes for stormwater and new developments start on page 23 https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=7923706&GUID=6619BC1E-6C1B-48E3-8DAE-741C53761ADC
Tuesday December 3
6:30p room 201 CCB
- 58392 Presentation: Poetry Recitation by Sofia Snow
- 58357 Honoring and Commemorating the Life of City of Madison Mayor Joel Skornicka.
- 58477 Recognizing the dedicated service and outstanding achievements of Oscar Mireles during his tenure as Madison Poet Laureate.
- 57836 Awarding the 13th Annual Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Civility in Public Discourse Award to Patty Prime.
- 58362 Wishing the delegation of Madisonians visiting our Sister City, Camagüey, Cuba, in January 2020 much success in their endeavors to maintain the links of friendship between our communities and calling for a Return to Engagement as policy in US-Cuba relations.
10. 56588 Appeal of Madison Landmarks Commission finding of Demolition by Neglect of a Designated Madison Landmark in the Mansion Hill Historical District regarding 121 Langdon Street. 11/11/19 LANDMARKS COMMISSION Refer to the COMMON COUNCIL A motion was made by McLean, seconded by Taylor, to Refer the Appeal back to the COMMON COUNCIL as the property owner is still in non-compliance with the terms of the December 6, 2018 Certificate of Appropriateness. The motion passed by voice vote/other.
31. 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.
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: The current ordinance requires an applicant to complete all tasks necessary for the issuance of an alcohol license within 90 days of the Common Council granting the license. A license is void if not issued within 90 days of being granted. An applicant can apply for an extension of that deadline. This amendment would increase that initial 90 day period to 180 days. Many applicants are experiencing construction delays that routinely exceed 90 days but are, for the most part, less than 180 days.
80. 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.)
81. 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.
82. 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.
83. 58108 Approve the 2020 Urban Forestry Special Charge.
87. 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
88. 58251 Approving the selection of a Truman Olson Development Team with whom to commence negotiations and directing further actions. (13th A.D.)
Staff report: After considering all aspects of the project and consulting with City Staff, the public, and policy makers, the Office of Real Estate Services Manager recommends that the Finance Committee and Common Council select Rule Enterprises as the Truman Olson developer and proceed to negotiate a development agreement. The ORES Manager also recommends that the Finance Committee and Common Council set a series of deadlines for Rule Enterprises, to ensure the project is successful, and should negotiations fail, that the City can swiftly move to a second respondent.
The Office of Real Estate Services Manager also recommends that, to the extent a development agreement cannot be successfully negotiated between the parties by the deadlines suggested above [January 16, 2020], that the City further consider Gorman to the develop the Property.
89. 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.
91. 56727 Landmarks Commission: Demolition By Neglect Report - 121 Langdon Street (Suhr House)
11/11/19 LANDMARKS COMMISSION RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ACCEPT - REPORT OF OFFICER Recommended Action: Accept updated report.
Staff memo: On June 24, 2019, the Landmarks Commission made a finding that demolition by neglect was occurring at 121 Langdon. The property owner filed an appeal on July 3, 2019. The Common Council held a public hearing on August 6, 2019, and referred the matter back to the Landmarks Commission for their reconsideration with the instructions to rescind their finding of demolition by neglect if the property was found to be in full compliance with the conditions of the December 2018 Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) or to refer the matter back to the Common Council due to continued noncompliance.
At the September 16, 2019, Landmarks Commission meeting, the property owner had completed all of the building-related work as of August 30, but had not commenced the site work from the COA. The property owner assured the commission that the work would be completed by the November 1, 2019, site plan deadline from Zoning. As such, the commission referred their consideration to the November 11 meeting. Building Inspection and Zoning supplied documentation for that meeting showing that the site work was substantially incomplete. The full conditions of the COA were not met and the conditions of the site directed water to pool towards the foundation.
As such, the Landmarks Commission referred the appeal of the finding of demolition by neglect back to the Common Council for their December 3, 2019, meeting. The demolition by neglect finding would be resolved by completion of the Zoning Site Plan Review and the Landmarks Commission's Certificate of Appropriateness. Zoning will establish a new deadline for completion of the site work for next year when landscaping and asphalt paving can been accomplished. The Certificate of Appropriateness must be completed by December 6, 2020. A finding of demolition by neglect would assist in ongoing City actions to ensure compliance with the required permits and approvals related to the Building Inspection Work Order, which initiated the demolition by neglect process.
93. 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.
94. 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.
96. 56836 2nd SUBSTITUTE Creating Section 23.62 and amending Section 1.08(3)(a) of the Madison General Ordinances to regulate the distribution of plastic straws and plastic stir sticks in the City of Madison and establish a bail deposit for violation thereof.
10/24/19 DISABILITY RIGHTS COMMISSION Return to Lead with the Following Recommendation(s) to the SUSTAINABLE MADISON COMMITTEE Recommend approval with the following changes: Thus, reducing reliance on plastic beverage straws and stir sticks is one way Madison can help ensure that these products, which are used briefly but can take nearly 200 years to decompose, do not unnecessarily harm the environment. This ordinance is not meant to discourage restaurants from having straws on site for customers who may wish to use them, including specifically for individuals with disabilities who may depend on straws to consume a beverage. (2) Restrictions. It shall be unlawful for a restaurant to prepare a drink with a plastic straw or plastic stir stick for a dine-in customer unless the restaurant asks the dine-in customer if they want a plastic straw or stir stick. This ordinance does not prohibit a restaurant from providing a plastic beverage straw or plastic stir stick to a take-out customer or making plastic straws or plastic stir sticks available for dine-in customers to take voluntarily. This ordinance also does not prohibit the restaurant from providing a straw upon a dine-in customer's request. Finally, this ordinance does not prohibit restaurants from preparing drinks with straws or stir sticks made from materials other than plastic.
98. 58198 Resolution Authorizing and Providing for the Sale and Issuance of $20,000,000 Water Utility Revenue Bond Anticipation Notes, Series 2019, and All Related Details
Agenda Note: The Water Utility Board and Finance Committee will meet on 12/3/19 and a recommendation will be made from the floor on Legislative File No. 58198. 15 VOTES REQUIRED.
99. 58215 Resolution Authorizing and Providing for the Sale and Issuance of $13,140,000* Taxable Water Utility Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2019B, and All Related Details
Agenda Note: The Water Utility Board and Finance Committee will meet on 12/3/19 and a recommendation will be made from the floor on Legislative File No. 58215. 15 VOTES REQUIRED.
100. 58216 Resolution Authorizing and Providing for the Sale and Issuance of $33,870,000* Water Utility Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2019A, and All Related Details
Agenda Note: The Water Utility Board and Finance Committee will meet on 12/3/19 and a recommendation will be made from the floor on Legislative File No. 58216. 15 VOTES REQUIRED.
101. 55206 SUBSTITUTE - Accepting the final report and recommendations from the Urban Forestry Task Force.
INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS FOR REFERRAL WITHOUT DEBATE
108. 58336 Authorizing the provision of $50,000 to continue Kiva Madison by supporting the staffing and administrative costs for the Kiva Madison Lead Position, which is based at the Wisconsin Women's Businesses Initiative Corporation (WWBIC). Kiva Madison provides zero interest loans that help to make entrepreneurship more inclusive to women, people of color, immigrants, veterans, and lower income entrepreneurs and business owners.
114. 58449 Authorizing the City of Madison to fund the remaining balance of purchased services from ACDS, LLC creating an economic impact study on the benefits of a wholesale food aggregation facility and outlining implementation of a grocery locker unit pilot program within the City of Madison and making a funding allocation of $26,000 from the Healthy Retail Access Program
Wednesday December 4
MADISON FOOD POLICY COUNCIL
5:30p room 153 MMB
58449 Authorizing the City of Madison to fund the remaining balance of purchased services from ACDS, LLC creating an economic impact study on the benefits of a wholesale food aggregation facility and outlining implementation of a grocery locker unit pilot program within the City of Madison and making a funding allocation of $26,000 from the Healthy Retail Access Program
58505 Madison Public Market Updates - Amanda White (Amanda White Consulting)
Wednesday December 4
Madison Area Transportation Planning Board A Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
6:30p Madison Water Utility 119 E. Olin Avenue, Conference Rooms A-B
5.Resolution TPB No. 160 Approving Amendment #1 to the Regional Transportation Plan 2050 for the Madison Metropolitan Area to Add Beltline DPRTSU Project (dynamic part time shoulder use)
6. Resolution TPB No. 161 Approving Amendment #1 to the 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program for the Madison Metropolitan Area & Dane County · Beltline (Whitney Way to I-39/90), Resurfacing, Drainage Upgrades, Reconstruction of Median Barrier Wall [Modify scope and cost/funding, adding ITS infrastructure and software to implement dynamic part-time shoulder use, Const. in 2021].
9. Update on East-West Bus Rapid Transit Planning Study and Downtown Routing Options Being Considered
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 underground stalls for residents. Gorman's proposal would require Specific Implementation Plan (SIP) approval from the Plan Commission.
The Gorman team will be on the UDC agenda for December 11.
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