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 January 6, 2020
Highlights: Please join me for a Neighborhood meeting Wednesday January 8 at 7:15p at Wilmar where we will hear about Austin Carl's proposal to open Canopy at 924 Williamson Street, formerly Prism, and his application for a Visual & Performing Arts License and a Class B Liquor & Beer License. Canopy would be a coffee shop with food service during the day and a bar/nightclub with live entertainment such as bands and DJs at night. UPDATE: Since I sent the postcard, I have learned that Mr. Carl's plans to remodel the upstairs into a classroom area where people could take dance, fitness, and other classes and open an outside patio are not being requested at this time. After consulting with the City Zoning Administrator, Mr. Carl's has reduced the requested capacity of the establishment to 296 (Prism's capacity) from 375. The proposed hours of operations are 8am-12am Sunday through Tuesday; 8am-1am on Wednesday; and 8am-2am Thursday-Saturday. Mr. Carl's has indicated to me the night club will operate Thursday - Saturday nights only. The Alcohol License Review Committee will consider his application at its January 15 meeting. If approved, the license would be considered at the Common Council meeting of February 4th. It is not clear (to me) at this point if the proposal will also require a Conditional Use Permit since the capacity was reduced and no outdoor service area is proposed. I will have more info by Wednesday.
Holiday Trees: The Streets Division will collect holiday trees for recycling. There will be two collection opportunities. You may also bring your trees to the city's drop off sites. Wreaths, evergreen rope, garlands, and boughs will not be collected alongside Christmas trees. These items contain wires or metal that can damage wood chipping equipment. These should be placed into the refuse for disposal. Trees placed to the curb on or before January 2, 2020 will likely be collected prior to January 17, depending on weather conditions. Round Two begins on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Trees placed to the curb on or before January 21 will likely be collected prior to February 7, depending on weather conditions. Trees placed to the curb after January 21 may not be collected until regular brush collection begins in the spring. Drop-off site hours change seasonally. Check their website to ensure they are open.
Clerk's Office Encourages Voters to Verify Registration. While the Wisconsin Elections Commission did not act December 30 on the court ruling regarding the inactivation of voter registrations, you may still want to verify your registration status. Voters with online access may verify their registration by visiting https://MyVote.wi.gov . Toward the top of the webpage, select "Search by Name" or "My Voter Info" to search for your voter registration. The website will prompt the voter to enter their name and date of birth. Once the voter's registration information appears on the screen, the voter should look for a status of "You are Registered to Vote!" and should verify that the current address listed is accurate. If the voter sees a green button that says, "Click Here to Confirm Your Address," that means the voter was included in the mailing the Elections Commission recently sent to all voters it believed may have moved. It is imperative that these voters click the green button to confirm their address, if accurate, or click the gray "Update Address" button to update their voter registration online. Voters without access to the internet are encouraged to contact the City Clerk's Office to verify their voter registration status: Maribeth Witzel-Behl email@example.com
Monday January 6, 2020
TRANSPORTATION POLICY AND PLANNING BOARD
5p room 215 MMB
E.1. 58794 MetroForward (30 minutes, Mayor Rhodes-Conway)
E.3. 58796 Review of Neighborhood Traffic Management & Neighborhood Traffic Safety Program (45 minutes)
There may be changes in the works for the process to adopt neighborhood traffic management projects. Neighborhood traffic committees should pay attention.
E.5. 58798 Sequence of Public Meetings for Reconstruction Projects (20 minutes)
Monday January 6
Madison Arts Commission
5:30p room 013 MMB
1. 30511 Madison Art Commission Strategy and Direction Discuss Diversity Statement https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=7710106&GUID=43821600-9AFE-41D8-A523-9BC266FF5EA9
2. 32522 Review Overture Contract Further discussion of materials submitted in November
3. 37957 Art for Public Market Review Proposed Plan
5. 23110 Endorsing Community Projects - Possible Madison FemFest 2020 Opportunity
Monday January 6
CITY-COUNTY HOMELESS ISSUES COMMITTEE
6:30p room 357 CCB
C. PRESENTATIONS 1. 58830 Review of the National Law Center Report on the Criminalization of Homelessness, "Housing Not Handcuffs" - Sarah Lim, City of Madison and Casey Becker, Dane County Department of Human Services
D. ACTION ITEMS 1. 58831 Discussion and Possible Recommendations on Presentation Regarding "Housing Not Handcuffs" Report
Tuesday January 7
Common Council Executive Committee
4:30p room 153 MMB
DISCUSSION WITH THE MAYOR
5. 58874 Discussion with Mayor Rhodes-Conway (1/7/20) - Task Force on the Structure of City Government Report - Portfolios / Deputy Mayors - Hiring Processes: Madison Metro Manager & Monona Terrace Director
REFERRAL FROM THE COMMON COUNCIL
6. 57712 Accepting the report from the Madison Police Department Policy & Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee. https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=7812735&GUID=21A9A1A7-AD70-45D3-A954-D660214097C2
Public Safety Review Committee recommended adoption with a recommendation on 11/20/19: Form a committee to oversee the implementation of recommendations contained in the report.
Equal Opportunities Commission recommended adoption with recommendations on 12/12/19: 1. Supported recommendation that an interim oversight committee be formed; 2. Recommend that a EOC member be a member of the interim oversight committee
7. 58884 Update: President's Work Group to Review Applicable APM's (1/7/20) - Ald. Marsha Rummel, Chair
8. 58885 Update: President's Work Group on Council Communication Tools & Processes (1/7/20) - Ald. Grant Foster, Chair
9. 58886 Update: President's Work Group to Develop City-Wide Surveillance Equipment & Data Management Policies (1/7/20) - Ald. Rebecca Kemble, Chair
Tuesday January 7
6:30p room 201 CCB
1. 58392 Presentation: Poetry Recitation by Angela C. Trudell Vasquez - "What and That". https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=7977037&GUID=AB61A895-7367-471A-A703-EE27143DBF55
5. 56839 Repealing Section 28.022 - 00117 of the Madison General Ordinances adopting the Campus Master Plan for Edgewood College, Edgewood High School and Edgewood Campus School.
12/9/19 PLAN COMMISSION RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO PLACE ON FILE - RECESSED PUBLIC HEARING On a motion by Cantrell, seconded by Sundquist, the Plan Commission recommended that the zoning map amendment to repeal the Edgewood Campus Master Plan be placed on file. The motion to recommend that the repeal be placed on file passed on the following vote: AYE: Cantrell, Hagenow, Rewey, Spencer, Sundquist; NAY: Ald. Heck, Ald. Lemmer, Ald. Rummel; NON-VOTING: Zellers; EXCUSED: Statz (non-voting MMSD member). In recommending that the repeal be placed on file, members of the Plan Commission who voted in favor of the motion to place on file did not feel that the repeal met the standard for map amendments based on public health, safety, and welfare.
10. 58367 Public Hearing - New License Downtown Madison Investments LLC • dba Silk Exotic Madison East Gentlemen's Club 3554 E Washington Ave • Agent: Kyle Zubke • Estimated Capacity: 150 Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 50% alcohol, 0% food, 50% other Aldermanic District 15 (Alder Foster) • Police Sector 513
12/18/19 ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO RE-REFER - PUBLIC HEARING to the ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE
14. 58843 Naming Angela Trudell Vasquez as Madison's Poet Laureate. Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway
18. 58877 Establishing absentee voting locations for the 2020 Spring Primary and Spring Election.
FYI- in-person absentee voting locations for the 2020 Spring Primary and Spring Election:
1. City Clerk's Office, 210 Martin Luther King, Jr., Boulevard #103
2. Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin Street
3. Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Road
4. Goodman South Madison Library, 2222 S. Park Street
5. Hawthorne Library, 2707 E. Washington Avenue
6. Lakeview Library, 2845 N. Sherman Avenue
7. Meadowridge Library, 5726 Raymond Road
8. Monroe Street Library, 1705 Monroe Street
9. Pinney Library, 211 Cottage Grove Road (Interim Location for Spring Primary), 516 Cottage Grove Road (New Location for Spring Election)
10. Sequoya Library, 4340 Tokay Boulevard
11. UW-Madison Union South, 1308 W. Dayton Street
12. UW-Madison Memorial Union, 800 Langdon Street
13. UW-Madison Student Activity Center, 333 E. Campus Mall
14. UW-Madison Health Services Learning Center, 750 Highland Avenue
15. Edgewood College - Wingra Commons in Predolin Hall
16. Madison College Truax Campus, 1701 Wright Street
17. Madison College South Campus, 2429 Perry Street
18. Streets East, 4602 Sycamore Avenue (Spring Election only, due to construction)
19. 58920 Modification of prior Common Council Proceedings of December 3, 2019 (Legistar File No. 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).
20. 58225 Amending Sections 28.127(1)(a) and (2), repealing Sections 28.127(3) and (4) of the Madison General Ordinances to expand the Alcohol Overlay District, remove the requirement that there be an annual review, and remove the previous sunset provision.
In 2017 and 2018, the City of Madison saw numerous alcohol-related incidents on the 600 block of University Avenue. These incidents led then-Mayor Paul Soglin to propose a moratorium on alcohol licenses for a select downtown area. The Common Council did not adopt this moratorium, but did commission the Finance Department and Public Health Madison Dane County to examine the density of alcohol licenses throughout Madison, and to determine if there is any relationship between alcohol license density and public service utilization.
On October 18, 2019, the Finance Department and Public Health Madison Dane County published the results of this study, available under Legistar File 57375. The study measured density by Census block group, finding dense areas downtown and in the City's retail centers (such as East Towne, West Towne, and Hilldale). The study utilized data from Madison Police Department, Madison Fire Department, and Building Inspection to determine the relationship between density level of alcohol outlets and calls for service, controlling for differences between Census block groups including total population, percent employed, and percent poverty. The study found that higher levels of police calls for service and Building Inspection cases are associated with higher levels of alcohol outlet density, but Madison Fire Department calls are not. While the study did not make recommendations, it highlighted key areas of discussion including the need for data collection improvements to better understand alcohol license capacity in the City, as well as best practices from other municipalities in addressing alcohol outlet density.
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance amends Section 28.127 of the Madison General Ordinances, the Alcohol Overlay District, to expand the boundaries of the district. This ordinance also removes the requirement that there be an annual review by the Alcohol Policy Coordinator. This ordinance removes the previous sunset provision, which required the Common Council to renew the Alcohol Overlay District after five (5) years. Finally, this ordinance adds Incidental Alcohol Sales as defined in Section 28.211 of the Madison General Ordinances to the list of permitted uses in the Alcohol Overlay District.
30. 58665 Entity Reorganization Veg Table LLC • dba Green Owl 1970 Atwood Ave Class B Combination Liquor & Beer Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) Add one officer, remove one officer
Jennie Capellaro sold the Green Owl to long time staff person Eric Fruehling
32. 57897 SECOND SUBSTITUTE A Resolution 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.
45. 58648 Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute an amendment to the existing Purchase of Services contract (Architect) (#7817) between the City of Madison and Meyer, Scherer, & Rockcastle, Ltd to provide professional architectural and engineering design services for the Olbrich Botanical Gardens Expansion - Project 1. (6th AD)
58. 57713 Amending the 2019 Capital Budget for Sewer Utility and Authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute an Amendment to the contract between Madison and Strand Associates, Inc. for additional design engineering services for the Blair/John Nolen Intersection final design. (6th AD)
59. 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
INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS FOR REFERRAL WITHOUT DEBATE
74. 58804 Amending Sections 28.072(1) and 28.127(2) of the Madison General Ordinances to add tasting room as a conditional use under the use group "Food and Beverages" in the DC (Downtown Core), UMX (Urban Mixed Use), and as a prohibited use in the Alcohol Overlay District.
75. 58869 Amending Section 28.067(3)(a) of the Madison General Ordinances to exempt principal buildings from the Front Yard Set Back requirement as long as other buildings occupy 30% of more of each street frontage on the lot.
78. 58895 Creating Section 9.29 and amending Section 28.151 of the Madison General Ordinances to create an annual permit for tourist rooming houses and to amend the supplemental zoning regulations applicable to tourist rooming houses.
85. 58656 Accepting the Final Report of the Task Force on the Structure of City Government and Making Referrals to City Committees and Departments for Determination of Next Steps
87. 58742 Amending the 2020 Police Operating Budget and accepting a $25,000 Wisconsin Department of Justice juvenile justice grant for an adolescent behavior training course
88. 58743 Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a competitively selected service contract with Mead and Hunt for architectural and engineering services for the Metro Transit Maintenance Facility (1101 E. Washington Ave) Phased Facility Upgrade. (6th AD)
89. 58760 A Resolution to authorize the noncompetitive purchase of goods from Election Systems & Software, LLC ("ESS") as a sole source provider of Voting Equipment for the City of Madison Clerk.
91. 58807 Approving Plans and Specifications for Garver Path Gates. (6th & 15th ADs)
95. 58879 Authorizing the execution of a Purchase and Sale Agreement between the City of Madison and Judith Voit Underwood for the City's acquisition of the property located at 3461 Milwaukee Street for the expansion of Sherry (O.B.) Park. (15th AD)
96. 58880 Authorizing the execution of a Purchase and Sale Agreement between the City of Madison and Parthy Schachter and Aviv Kammay for the City's acquisition of the property located at 3465 Milwaukee Street for the expansion of O.B. Sherry Park.
104. 58772 Public Hearing - New License Garver Events LLC • dba Garver Events 3241 Garver Green • Agent: Bryant Moroder Estimated Capacity (in/out): 530/280 Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 50% alcohol, 50% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 602 https://madison.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4286392&GUID=13E33715-DA43-47E2-AB86-54EEAFCAE9BD
105. 58773 Public Hearing - New License Bakahri • dba Canopy 924 Williamson St • Agent: Austin Carl • Estimated Capacity: 375 Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 60% alcohol, 30% food, 10% other Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 408 https://madison.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4286393&GUID=EA0BC50B-3354-4B60-A0E3-595941745C10
106. 58774 Public Hearing - New License The Vale LLC • dba Wine & Design Madison, WI 167 S Fair Oaks Ave • Agent: Heather Reed • Estimated Capacity: 55 Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 13% alcohol, 7% food, 80% other Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 602
108. 58777 Public Hearing - New License Black Sheep Six LLC • dba Dark Horse 10 N Livingston St • Agent: Patrick DePula Estimated Capacity (in/out): 120/40 Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 20% alcohol, 79% food, 1% other Aldermanic District 2 (Alder Heck) • Police Sector 407
109. 58778 Public Hearing - New License Dandyfire Inc • dba Dino Vino 116 King St • Agent: Dino Maniaci Estimated Capacity (in/out): 99/30 Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 55% alcohol, 35% food, 10% other Aldermanic District 4 (Alder Verveer) • Police Sector 406
Wednesday January 8
Board of Public Works
4:30p room 108 CCB
4. 58810 Approving Plans, Specifications, And Schedule Of Assessments For South Livingston Street Reconstruction Assessment District - 2020. (6th AD) https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=7975991&GUID=9F931FBA-A0E7-4036-A822-C15F2114A347 Construction starts in May.
7. 58743 Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a competitively selected service contract with Mead and Hunt for architectural and engineering services for the Metro Transit Maintenance Facility (1101 E. Washington Ave) Phased Facility Upgrade. (6th AD) Lead and ONLY agency is Board of Public Works.
8. 58807 Approving Plans and Specifications for Garver Path Gates. (6th & 15th ADs)
Wednesday January 8
Board of Park Commissioners
6:30p Olbrich Botanical Gardens 3330 Atwood Ave
7 58899 January 2020 Superintendent's Report
13 58873 Request from Back Porch Radio Broadcast for the use of Warner Park for WORTstock (formerly WORT Block Party), a fundraiser event, on Sunday, June 7, 2020.
14 58879 Authorizing the execution of a Purchase and Sale Agreement between the City of Madison and Judith Voit Underwood for the City's acquisition of the property located at 3461 Milwaukee Street for the expansion of Sherry (O.B.) Park. (15th AD)
15 58880 Authorizing the execution of a Purchase and Sale Agreement between the City of Madison and Parthy Schachter and Aviv Kammay for the City's acquisition of the property located at 3465 Milwaukee Street for the expansion of O.B. Sherry Park.
17 58741 Accepting ownership of the sculpture The People's Pronouns by Raymond Chi, located in Emerson East Park, 1915 E Johnson Street.
18 58900 Law Park Master Plan Process Update INFORMATIONAL
Wednesday January 8
7:15p Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center, Yahara Room - 953 Jenifer Street
Please join me for a neighborhood meeting where we will hear about Austin Carl's proposal to open Canopy at 924 Williamson Street, formerly Prism, and his application for a Visual & Performing Arts License and a Class B Liquor & Beer License. Canopy would be a coffee shop with food service during the day and a bar/nightclub with live entertainment such as bands and DJs at night. Since I sent the postcard, I have learned that Mr. Carl's plans to remodel the upstairs into a classroom area where people could take dance, fitness, and other classes and open an outside patio are not being requested at this time. After consulting with the City Zoning Administrator, Mr. Carl's has reduced the requested capacity of the establishment to 296 (Prism's capacity). The proposed hours of operations are 8am-12am Sunday through Tuesday; 8am-1am on Wednesday; and 8am-2am Thursday-Saturday. The Alcohol License Review Committee will consider his application at its January 15 meeting. If approved, the license would be at the Common Council meeting of February 4th. It is not clear at this point if the proposal will also require a Conditional Use Permit since the capacity was reduced and no outdoor service area is proposed. I will have more info by Wednesday.
Thursday January 9
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT COMMITTEE
5p room 153 MMB
4. 58822 Presentation by Rule Enterprises on Truman Olson RFP Development
Thursday, January 9
Madison Arts Commission biennial Honors Event
6 to 8p Garver Feed Mill 3241 Garver Green
Join MAC and friends to celebrate the artists and organizations whose work makes Madison, Madison!
Upcoming Event- Pierre Sprey
Friday January 17 (doors open at 6:15p)
6:45p First Unitarian Church 900 University Bay Drive
Pierre Sprey, a former Defense Analyst and now major critic of the F-35s will be speaking in Madison on January 17th. Brought to town by the Safe Skies, Clean Water Coalition, the major group opposing the basing of the fighter jets at Truax Field/Dane County Airport. Wisconsin State Rep. Chris Taylor will speak about the impact of the proposed F-35 jets on our communities.
Music by The Getaway Drivers and Peter & Lou Berryman. Donation requested.
Upcoming Meeting- Redevelopment Proposal for 400 Block of E. Washington
Thursday January 30
6-7:30p St. John's Lutheran Church 322 E. Washington Ave.
LZ Ventures is proposing to demolish the Klinke Cleaners building, a house, an apartment building, and a single-story commercial building, all between 402 and 414 E. Washington, as well as three houses at 9 N. Hancock, 8 N. Franklin, and 12 Franklin in District 2. The developer proposes a 10-story market rate apartment building on E. Washington dropping to 8 stories in the rear with several levels of parking underneath. A commercial space is planned on E. Washington on the first floor.
District 2 Alder Patrick Heck and I are co-hosting a January 30 neighborhood meeting to discuss the proposal. Please email Patrick at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have input and/or are willing to join a neighborhood steering committee that will form after the neighborhood meeting.
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