City of
Madison

District 6

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 February 3, 2020

February 1, 2020 3:20 PM

Highlights: The Transportation Policy and Planning Board meets Monday. They will discuss a proposed ban on personal delivery devices (the little robots that deliver on campus), the bus rapid transit system preferred routes and other planning for BRT, and an update on the staff prepared on-street parking study. On Tuesday at the Common Council Executive Committee, the Mayor will report on her attendance at the U.S. Conference of Mayors 88th Annual Winter Meeting and the DC Mayors Innovation Project Winter Policy Meetings. Also Tuesday, the Common Council meets and takes up a lot of alcohol licenses including several in District 6. The Canopy application will be referred to the ALRC meeting of February 19. The MNA Preservation and Development Committee plans to discuss the license with the applicant at their meeting on Tuesday February 11 at 5:30 at Wil-Mar. There will be a community forum in opposition to basing F-35s at Truax Field organized by Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin next Sunday February 9 from 2-4p at East High School (more details at the end of the update).

 

Last Monday, the Plan Commission (on which I serve) voted 6-2 to deny final plans for a parking lot and stormwater management on a vacant parcel at 3630 Milwaukee St. The vacant lot is adjacent to the former Swiss Colony warehouse at 3650 Milwaukee St. Amazon has agreements to lease the Swiss Colony site and open a distribution center. The owner of 3650 Milwaukee St intends to purchase 3630 and to construct a 200 stall parking lot for a total of 700 parking stalls on two lots to serve Amazon.  In 2018, the owner of 3630 Milwaukee St applied to the Plan Commission for a demolition permit without a future use. As a condition of approval, the applicant was required to execute a restrictive covenant prior to issuance of permits that required the applicant to submit their plans for future use of the property for approval by the Plan Commission following a public hearing using the standards in Section 28.185 of the Zoning Code. The proposed site plan was the item before the Plan Commission.  A distribution center is a permitted use in the IL (industrial limited) zoning district. There is no required city development review process for the distribution center use or the adjacent parking lot use because there was no request for rezoning and no uses that triggered conditional use permits. Based on a discussion of the demolition standards and the lack of consistency of the proposed use with the Comprehensive Plan and the Milwaukee Street Special Area Plan, Plan Commissioners voted to deny the final plans for a parking lot on 3630 Milwaukee St. While a case could be made that the parking lot would serve the 'normal and orderly development' of the distribution center, two sets of adopted plans have a completely different vision for the parcel and the area. Some neighbors have asked alders to slow down the process in order to allow the development of different uses at 3650 (the relocation of Woodmans or a mixed use development) but the city doesn't currently have any authority to do that. At this point, the parking lot proposal for 3630 as proposed can't go forward. The property owners Leo Ritter & Company (3650 Milwaukee St) and Duren Income Trust (3630 Milwaukee St) have several options such as presenting a new site plan for 3630, appealing the Plan Commission denial of the final plans for 3630 to the Common Council, or finding an alternate site for the Amazon distribution center in a location without conflicting Comp Plan or special area plan recommendations.  Stay tuned.

 

Also at Plan Commission last week was proposed changes to the Tourist Rooming House ordinance (AirBnB, VRBO and other short term rental platforms). AirBnB sent a letter to hosts encouraging them to contact Plan Commission members and attend the meeting to speak in opposition. Over two dozen people registered in opposition to the proposed changes. The item was referred to the February 24 Plan Commission meeting so staff would have time to incorporate changes. The item will be at the BOARD OF HEALTH FOR MADISON AND DANE COUNTY on Wednesday. If you want to email comments to the Plan Commission for the public record, send them to the Planning Division Director Heather Stouder hstouder@cityofmadison.com.  Here is the current version of TRH ordinance.

 

Voting

The City of Madison Clerk's Office has mailed absentee ballots to 2,577 voters for the February 18 primary election. Absentee ballots must be returned early enough that the Clerk's Office can deliver them to the polls to be counted on Election Day.  In order for an absentee ballot to count, the absentee envelope must be sealed, the voter must sign the envelope, the voter's witness must sign the envelope, and the witness address must be listed on the envelope.

 

In-person absentee voting is now available in the City Clerk's Office weekdays 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.  Absentee voting will extend to 17 sites throughout the city, including all Madison Public Library locations, beginning Monday, Feb. 3.

 

The City of Madison Clerk's Office encourages voters to check their registration at https://MyVote.wi.gov . Anyone who has moved – even to a new apartment in the same building – will need to update their voter registration. Voter registration is available at all absentee voting sites through the Friday before Election Day, and at the polls on Election Day.  Proof of address is needed when registering to vote, and may be electronic. 

 

Any of the following documents can be used as proof of address as long the name and address on the document correspond to the name and address on the voter registration form:

  • Utility bill issued in the last 90 days (water, gas, electric, phone, cable, or internet)
  • Bank statement (bank, credit union, credit card, mortgage)
  • Current and valid Wisconsin driver license/ID
  • Government document (federal, state, county, municipal, tribal, UW, Madison College, or public school)
  • Paycheck
  • Residential lease effective on day of registration (cannot be used if registering to vote by mail)
  • Certified housing list from UW-Madison or Edgewood College (available at absentee voting sites and at the polls)
  • Affidavit from a social service agency providing services to the homeless
  • Contract or intake document from a nursing home or residential care facility

Contact Maribeth Witzel-Beth  clerk@cityofmadison.com

 

Pinney Library update:

Madison Public Library's Pinney Library, currently located at an interim space at 211 Cottage Grove Rd., will close to the public at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16. The library will remain closed during the move to the new library on 516 Cottage Grove Rd., and will reopen to the public at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Mar. 12 with an official ribbon cutting ceremony and resumption of regular service hours. A Grand Opening weekend will follow on Mar. 14 (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Mar. 15 (1-5 p.m.)

 

Pinney closing day (5 p.m., Feb. 16) Book drop at 211 Cottage Grove Rd. will close permanently on Feb. 16, 5 p.m., when the library closes. Items on hold for customers at Pinney Library will be moved to Hawthorne Library (2707 E. Washington Ave.) and be available for pickup Monday, Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. While the Pinney Library is closed (5 p.m., Feb. 16 – 11 a.m., Mar. 12) Items checked out from Pinney Library should be returned to other libraries during this time. Nearest libraries are Hawthorne Library (2707 E. Washington Ave.) and Monona Public Library (1000 Nichols Rd.) Book drops at both temporary Pinney Library (211 Cottage Grove Rd.) and new Pinney Library (516 Cottage Grove Rd.) will be closed. Phone service may be intermittent during the closure, please contact Hawthorne Library (608-246-4548) or Central Library (608-266-6300). Holds usually sent to the Pinney Library will be available for customer pickup at the Hawthorne Library (2707 E. Washington Ave.) unless otherwise specified. No reservations for Pinney meeting spaces will be made during this time. On opening day (Mar. 12, 11 a.m.) Phone service begins at noon on Mar. 12. Official ribbon cutting ceremony begins at 11 a.m. Library will open for service when ceremony is complete. Holds for Pinney patrons will be moved to Pinney Library on Mar. 12 and be available at noon. Study rooms will be available for immediate use and reservation beginning Mar. 12 at noon. Larger meeting rooms will be available for reservation beginning April 1, with reservations for dates in May and June.

 

Pinney Gala Feb. 29, 2020 Tickets are now on sale for Love the Library: A Grand Opening Gala event for Pinney Library from 6-10 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 29. The gala will be the first glimpse of the completed project. The event will include food stations, beer and wine provided by east side restaurants, breweries and other businesses; musical entertainment by Angela Puerta and Carlos Ramos, Leotha Stanley and Friends, and Lynda & The ZEROS; an online silent auction; and more. Individual tickets are $175, or purchase a two-ticket Community Sponsor package for $500. Buy them online at mplfoundation.org  Madison Public Library Foundation is responsible for raising $1.6 million toward the $10 million project. The gala and other fundraising efforts will help to raise $175,000 still needed to meet that goal, with dollars surpassing the goal seeding the Pinney Library Endowment Fund

 

The City of Madison has officially been accepted as a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. The network is an affiliate of the World Health Organization's Age-Friendly
Cities and Communities program, an international effort launched in 2006 to help cities prepare for rapid population aging and the parallel trend of urbanization. The program has
participating communities in more than 20 nations. Madison is the sixth municipality in Wisconsin to earn the designation. It joins Sheboygan, Greendale, Shorewood and Wausau. Across the country 353 communities are part of the Network as they actively work to make their towns, cities or villages great places to live for people of all ages. A steering committee will lead the local age-friendly initiative called Age-Friendly Madison –Innovative, Inclusive, & Thriving. The steering committee will create an action plan to insure that Madison residents have access to resources that enhance personal independence, allowresidents to age in place; and welcomes our residents' engagement.

 



Monday February 3

PUBLIC SAFETY REVIEW COMMITTEE

5p room 204 MMB

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1. 59218 Police and Fire Reports 

2. 59219 CCEC Recommendations 

3. 59220 Mission Attachments: Duties of the Public Safety Review Committee.pdf

4. 59221 PSRC Items of Interest

 



Monday February 3

TRANSPORTATION POLICY AND PLANNING BOARD

5p room 215 MMB

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E.1. 57598 SUBSTITUTE Creating Section 12.753 of the Madison General Ordinances to prohibit Personal Delivery Devices (PDDs) on City sidewalks and creating a forfeiture.

 

DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: Personal delivery devices (PDDs), sometimes referred to as "delivery robots," are electronic devices that operate on sidewalks and crosswalks to transport or deliver property or food. Wis. Stat. § 346.807 generally prohibits PDDs from operating on roadways, but allows PDDs on sidewalks and crosswalks unless a municipality has an ordinance prohibiting them. Wis. Stat. § 349.236 (1) (b) authorizes municipalities to prohibit the operation of PDDs on sidewalks under its jurisdiction. This ordinance prohibits the operation of PDDs from all sidewalks within the City's jurisdiction unless the City Traffic Engineer has determined that allowing their operation on certain sidewalks and crosswalks is not contrary to the public interest. This substitute was created to allow the City Traffic Engineer the discretion to identify specific sidewalks and crosswalks where PDDs may be permitted.

 

E.2. 59390 Ped/Bike Enhancement and Traffic Calming - Proposal to Create Subcommittee (10 minutes, Board Chair) 

 

PURPOSE: The Traffic Calming Subcommittee ("TCS") shall be responsible for developing and issuing a final report to be presented to the Transportation Commission (TC) and the Transportation Policy and Planning Board (TPPB) that identifies opportunities to improve outcomes and processes related to: traffic calming, safety enhancements, and pedestrian and bicycle system enhancements in the City of Madison (including, but not limited to, the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program and the Pedestrian/Bicycle Enhancement Program), with a goal of equitable distribution of resources that improves safety and encourages increased walking and biking across the city. DUTIES: The TCS shall create a Final Report as described in the Purpose section above. The Final Report is due to the TC and TPPB no later than October 15, 2020, unless otherwise extended by both the TC and TPPB. DISSOLUTION: The Subcommittee shall automatically dissolve upon acceptance the Final Report by the TC and TPPB.

 

E.3. 59141 Authorizing the issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a Metro Transit Network Structure Study

 

The selected consultant will guide the city through the process of evaluating its transit system and recommending changes. This work will consist of transit system planning, data analysis, and outreach and communication with policymakers, the public, and staff. The city is planning to implement its first bus rapid transit (BRT) line, with revenue service starting as early as 2024. Information regarding the Phase 1 line can be found at www.madisonbrt.com. The planned Phase 2 is a second north south line to be completed soon after. The City of Madison has budgeted for a full transit system review and potential restructuring of its routes. This project will evaluate the utility of the transfer point system and potentially recommend alternatives.

 

F.1. 59392 BRT Routing Update and Discussion

 

F.4. 59395 Potential MOAPS Extension Resolution (5 minutes)

 

On April 16, 2019, the Common Council adopted Resolution 54961 to convene a Staff Team  to address issues of onstreet parking and policies that influence such parking. The Staff Team was directed 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. · Review current RP3 permit and enforcement revenue streams and investigate potential new costs that could be included in RP3 on?street parking rates.

 

Final recommendations to the Transportation Policy and Planning Board are due on or before  April 30, 2020, and the Transportation Policy and Planning Board is to develop and recommend  ordinance and policy changes to the Common Council on or before September 30, 2020.

 

Since the formation of the Staff Team in Spring 2019, and over the course of the Staff Team's  work, the City has initiated a partnership with Bloomberg Harvard Learning on how to Innovate in the  area of Transportation Demand Management.These projects and studies associated with Bloomberg Harvard Learning are expected to  continue through the second quarter 2020, and the research and innovation techniques learned will be  valuable to the Staff Team's work toward developing policy options related to parking. Staff Team resources are limited to adequately address the broad and complex scope of  research and policy development within the timeline adopted.

 

The timeline to report final recommendations to the Policy and  Planning Board is amended to April 30, 2021.  The deadline for introduction of ordinance and policy  changes to the Council shall be determined by the TPPB based on the scope of their recommendations  with consideration to timing and need for additional public participation and engagement sessions and  City legal team and Staff Team resources and budgets.

 



Monday February 3

CITY-COUNTY HOMELESS ISSUES COMMITTEE

6:30p room 357 CCB

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1. 59402 Discussion and Possible Recommendations Regarding the Update from the Homeless Restorative Justice Project.

2. 59403 Discussion and Possible Recommendations Regarding the Review of System Performance by Program Type Presentation.

3. 59404 Discussion and Possible Recommendations Regarding Review of 2019 City of Madison and Dane County Affordable Housing Development Fund RFPs.

 



Tuesday February 4

Common Council Executive Committee

4:30p room 153 MMB

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5. 59361 Discussion with Mayor Rhodes-Conway (2/4/20) - Mayors Innovation Project Winter Policy Meeting (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Conference of Mayors 88th Annual Winter Meeting (Washington, D.C.) - Multiple Meetings in Washington, DC Mayors Innovation Project Winter Policy Meeting U.S. Conference of Mayors 88th Annual Winter Meeting

 

7. 58222 Repealing Section 33.23 of the Madison General Ordinances to eliminate the Solid Waste Advisory Committee. Solid Waste Advisory Committee recommended approval with a recommendation that a "Friends of the Streets Division" group be created at their 1/9/20 meeting. Sustainable Madison Committee recommended approval at their 1/27/20 meeting.

 

8. 59112 Update: President's Work Group to Review Applicable APM's (2/4/20) - Ald. Marsha Rummel, Chair

 

9. 59118 Update: President's Work Group on Council Communication Tools & Processes (2/4/20) - Ald. Grant Foster, Chair

 



Tuesday February 4

Common Council

6:30p room 201 CCB

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1.59349 Expressing sincere appreciation to Madison Police Department Chief Mike Koval for his years of dedicated service and congratulate him on his retirement.

 

4. 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

 

1/15/20 ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO DENY BECAUSE OF THE HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE OF THE COMMUNITY - RECESSED PUBLIC HEARING

 

10. 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

 

1/15/20 ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO GRANT WITH CONDITIONS - PUBLIC HEARING The conditions are: 1. The establishment must cease sales of alcohol Sunday through Thursday by 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday by midnight. 2. All outdoor space in the licensed premises shall close by 10 p.m. 3. There must be no amplified sound outdoors. 4. Food must be available at all times alcohol is served. 5. Licensee must develop a parking management plan acceptable to the East District MPD captain and the City of Madison Transportation Director prior to renewal of this license in 2020.

 

11. 58773 Public Hearing - New License Bakahri • dba Canopy 924 Williamson St • Agent: Austin Carl • Estimated Capacity: 296 Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 55% alcohol, 25% food, 20% other Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 408

 

1/15/20 ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO RE-REFER - PUBLIC HEARING to the ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE

 

Now in legistar is the revised security plan https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=8013748&GUID=E55F3AAC-1D01-4AB1-A10D-7BF33139CB93 also in legistar are letters from residential and business neighbors, all in opposition.

 

12. 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

 

1/15/20 ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO GRANT - PUBLIC HEARING

 

15. 58778 Public Hearing - New License Dandyfire Inc • dba D'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

 

1/15/20 ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO GRANT WITH CONDITIONS - PUBLIC HEARING The condition is: 1. Must meet the definition of a restaurant as defined by MGO Section 38.02 at all times.

 

21. 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.

 

24. 58895 SUBSTITUTE Creating Section 9.29, amending Section 28.151, amending and creating portions of Section 28.211 of the Madison General Ordinances to create an annual permit for tourist rooming houses, to amend the supplemental zoning regulations applicable to tourist rooming houses, amend the definition of Tourist Rooming House and Bedroom, and create a definition for Primary Residence.

 

1/27/20 PLAN COMMISSION RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO RE-REFER - PUBLIC HEARING to the PLAN COMMISSION On a motion by Cantrell, seconded by Ald. Rummel, the Plan Commission recommended referral of the zoning text amendment to February 10, 2020 to allow for review by the Madison-Dane County Board of Public Health and possible revisions to the ordinance. The motion to recommend referral passed by voice vote/ other, with Hagenow recused.

 

28. 58946 Submitting the appointment of Matthew R. Wachter for confirmation of a five-year term as the Director of Planning and Community and Economic Development

 

29. 59154 Submitting the appointment of Robert F. Phillips for confirmation of a five-year term as the City Engineer.

 

31. 58368 21+ Entertainment License Downtown Madison Investments LLC • dba Silk Exotic Madison East Gentlemen's Club • Capacity: 150 3554 E Washington Ave • Agent: Kyle Zubke Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 50% alcohol, 0% food, 50% other Aldermanic District 15 (Alder Foster) • Police Sector 513

 

1/15/20 ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO DENY BECAUSE OF THE HEALTH, SAFETY, AND WELFARE OF THE COMMUNITY - REPORT OF OFFICER

 

32. 58369 Adult Entertainment Establishment License Downtown Madison Investments LLC • dba Silk Exotic Madison East Gentlemen's Club • Capacity: 150 3554 E Washington Ave • Agent: Kyle Zubke Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 50% alcohol, 0% food, 50% other Aldermanic District 15 (Alder Foster) • Police Sector 513

 

1/15/20 ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO DENY BECAUSE OF THE HEALTH, SAFETY, AND WELFARE OF THE COMMUNITY - REPORT OF OFFICER

 

48. 59045 21+ Entertainment License Garver Events LLC • dba Garver Events • Capacity (in/out): 530/280 3241 Garver Green • Agent: Bryant Moroder Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 50% alcohol, 50% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 602

 

1/15/20 ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO GRANT WITH CONDITIONS - REPORT OF OFFICER The conditions are: 1. The establishment must cease sales of alcohol Sunday through Thursday by 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday by midnight. 2. All outdoor space in the licensed premises shall close by 10 p.m. 3. There must be no amplified sound outdoors. 4. Food must be available at all times alcohol is served. 5. Licensee must develop a parking management plan acceptable to the East District MPD captain and the City of Madison Transportation Director prior to renewal of this license in 2020.

 

57. 59155 Approving plans and specifications and authorizing the Board of Public Works to advertise and receive bids for Olbrich Cottage & Shelter Roof Replacement. (6th AD)

 

82. 59149 Issuance of Industrial Development Revenue Bonds for the purpose of refinancing the $19,300,000 original principal amount City of Madison, Wisconsin Industrial Development Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2002B (Madison Gas and Electric Company Project) and financing additional capital projects for Madison Gas and Electric Company

 

I agreed to sponsor the resolution after questioning Assistant City Attorney Kevin Ramakrishna about this item. He responded that MG&E is looking to refinance its industrial development revenue bonds from 1992, which were previously refinanced in 2012. According to Kevin, issuing the IRB bonds has no impact on the City, but state statute requires that the City be the issuer. All obligations are then turned over to MG&E. The City proposes to hire the Greenberg Traurig law firm to act as bond counsel for the transaction. They handled the previous refinancing and the city will be seeking to hire them as a sole source.

 

83. 59194 Amending the 2020 Stormwater Utility Operating Budget to fund additional watershed studies for the Willow Creek Watershed and the Yahara River/Isthmus Watershed.

 

According to Janet Schmidt, City Engineering, in response to a question from Alder Patrick Heck: "Isthmus/Yahara River – this area has been concerning for emergency management, city and county staff when the lake levels are high. Understanding the backwater issues on the lakes and river will give us more and better ways to manage the street closures and areas that are most susceptible to flood waters if we have continued high lake levels, mixed with flash flooding.  This study will be a little more complicated as it's going to have to take into account the lake levels, dam release rates, river profile and obstructions, potential capacity issues in the storm system when inundated, and then finally layer flash flooding on top of those conditions.  In the TIP map below (you can zoom in to find near east side TIP 2020-2025) you can see that there are a lot of projects in the upcoming years that are going to be focused on the near east side.  Our hope is to have our studies come at least a year or so before major construction projects so we can better plan the improvements at the same time as the street improvements are made.  We had hoped to include a portion of the Starkweather watershed area this year too but really do not have enough money to afford it.  That one will come in 2021.  I would like to make sure that the Starkweather study is at least started prior to the Atwood Ave project going out for bid (which at this time is likely as that project has been put on hold and although it's designed there is no date for funding from MPO)."

 

INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS FOR REFERRAL WITHOUT DEBATE ORDINANCES

 

92. 59294 Creating Sec. 8.195 and amending Sections 8.19, 23.32 and 1.08 of the Madison General Ordinances to create Dog Recreation Areas and to reorganize and recreate a unified ordinance relating to dogs on City property and dog recreation areas.

 

DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  This ordinance will reorganize and recreate the City's patchwork of ordinances that address on- and off-leash dog use of City property, consistent with the Board of Park Commissioners October 2, 2019 approval of the Statement of Policy and Guidelines for On-leash Dog Access to the Madison Park System (Legistar File No. 57578), which document was prepared following extensive public input and discussion. 

 

Current ordinances (Sections 8.19 and 23.32) prohibit dogs generally from City parks and any City-occupied buildings, while also allowing for 26 specific on-leash dog parks and 9 specific off-leash dog parks.  As part of this ordinance, dogs will generally continue to be prohibited from City buildings, but City agencies will now be able to designate whether any other City property under their control (such as City golf courses, Forest Hill Cemetery, the Public Market, Monona Terrace, etc.) should be dog-free, and under what conditions. 

 

In addition, under the ordinance change, all City parks and greenways (stormwater properties) will now, except where specifically designated as dog-free, allow for leashed dogs.  Greenways are already treated like park open space by many, so creating a mechanism to regulate the use of these open spaces, and treating them like parks for the purposes of this ordinance, is appropriate.  The current off-leash dog park list will remain, but temporary dog recreation areas will be allowed as well-which will give the City some flexibility in testing and establishing other areas where regulated use by dogs may be appropriate. 

 

Finally, the definition of "service dog" is being updated to align with the current usage under the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

 

Of note, the main effect of these combined changes are that all parks will now allow leashed dogs except where otherwise specified, which is different than the existing status where dogs are banned unless allowed.

 

93. 59300 Creating Section 23.63 of the Madison General Ordinances to establish Surveillance Technology guidelines for Departments

 

DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance requires all Departments to provide notification to the Mayor and Common Council before obtaining or using new surveillance technology. The ordinance requires all Departments to provide an annual report on its use of surveillance technology to the Common Council and public. The ordinance creates several exceptions for the approval process outlined within the ordinance, including when there is an emergency or when the surveillance technology involves information that must remain confidential. This ordinance establishes several definitions including surveillance data and surveillance technology.

 

97. 59306 Creating Section 28.022 - 00420 of the Madison General Ordinances to amend a Planned Development District at property located at 216 S. Pinckney Street, 4th Aldermanic District, to approve an Amended General Development Plan, and creating Section 28.022 - 00421 to amend a Planned Development District to approve a Specific Implementation Plan.

 

DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  This ordinance amends the Block 88 Planned Development to construct nine stories above the podium to contain 162 residential units.

 

99. 59387 Creating Sections 28.022 - 00426 of the Madison General Ordinances to change the zoning of property located at 202 North First Street, 12th Aldermanic District, from TE (Traditional Employment) and CN (Conservancy) Districts to PD(GDP) Planned Development (General Development Plan), and creating and 28.022 - 00427of the Madison General Ordinances to change the zoning of same from PD(GDP) Planned Development (General Development Plan)District and PD(SIP) Planned Development (Specific Implementation Plan) District.

 

DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance changes the zoning of property located at 202 North First Street and approves a General Development Plan and Specific Implementation Plan to convert the Fleet Services Building into the Madison Public Market.

 

103. 59217 Approving Facade Improvement Grant to Creative Warehousing, LLC. for a project located at 828 E. Main Street. (6th A.D.)

 

106. 59242 Accepting the Final Report of the President's Work Group to Develop City-wide Surveillance Equipment and Data Management Policies.

 

The proposed ordinance delineates an approval process for the acquisition of new, or substantive changes in the use of, surveillance technology. The Department's request for Surveillance Technology will be approved only upon the determination that the benefits to the residents of the City outweigh the potential negative impact upon privacy interests and that, in the judgment of the Common Council, there is not an effective alternative with a lesser impact upon privacy interests nor is there an alternative with equivalent impact on privacy interests but with a lesser economic cost. The approval process for acquisition or contracting of new surveillance technology that will be part of 5 the citywide network enterprise system consists of referral to the Common Council either as part of the annual budget approval process or through a resolution. If the technology will not be connected to the citywide system, departments must notify the Mayor, Common Council leadership, and the information technology director, and post a notice to its website. Final Report of Presidents Work Group on Surveillance Technology

 

114. 59356 Adopting the recommendations from the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Downtown Routing and West Side Routing reports and incorporating the recommendations into the BRT east-west corridor Locally-Preferred Alternative (LPA), and recommending that LPA enter into project development and the next phases of planning, preliminary engineering, design and environmental evaluation.

 

121. 56836 3rd 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

 

125. 59410 Public Hearing - New License Veg Table LLC • dba Green Owl Cafe 1970 Atwood Ave • Agent: Erick Fruehling Estimated Capacity (in/out): 49/16 Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 6.7% alcohol, 93.3% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 410

 



Wednesday February 6

STREET USE STAFF COMMISSION

10a room 206 MMB

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Upcoming events!

 



Wednesday February 6

Board of Public Works

4:30p room 108 CCB

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11.* 59316 Assessing Benefits - Oak Street Assessment District - 2019. (6th AD)  RECOMMEND TO ADOPT

 

17. 59315 Approving plans and specifications and authorizing the Board of Public Works to advertise and receive bids for E. Washington Avenue Permanent Pavement Marking Replacement - 2020. (6th, 12th & 15th ADs)

 

26. 59308 Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a non-competitive agreement with the USGS for Urban Flood Monitoring and Watershed Response to Reduced Impervious Cover through Implementation of Green Infrastructure in conjunction with the City's watershed and flood studies. (Citywide)

 



Wednesday February 6

BOARD OF HEALTH FOR MADISON AND DANE COUNTY

5p The Atrium Community Rooms Villager Mall 2300 S. Park St

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6.a. 58895 SUBSTITUTE Creating Section 9.29, amending Section 28.151, amending and creating portions of Section 28.211 of the Madison General Ordinances to create an annual permit for tourist rooming houses, to amend the supplemental zoning regulations applicable to tourist rooming houses, amend the definition of Tourist Rooming House and Bedroom, and create a definition for Primary Residence

 



Wednesday February 6

MADISON FOOD POLICY COUNCIL

5:30p Central Library - Room 302 201 W Mifflin Street

https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=755702&GUID=D2126D7F-E25D-4E66-A7D9-744C80325EB2

 

SPECIAL PRESENTATION 59374 Campus Food Insecurity and the Role of Donation Policies (Jessia Ruttstein - UW Madison LaFollette School of Public Affairs)

 



Wednesday February 6

Madison Area Transportation Planning Board A Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)

6:30p Madison Water Utility 119 E. Olin Avenue, Conference Rooms A-B

https://www.cityofmadison.com/sites/default/files/city-of-madison/clerk/meeting-schedule/agenda_2-5-20.pdf

 

6. Resolution TPB No. 170 Approving Amendment #3 to the 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program for the Madison Metropolitan Area & Dane County · City of Madison/Metro Transit, Capital Projects, Acquire Property at Oscar Mayer Site for New Satellite Bus Garage [Revise funding to reflect federal discretionary grant received]

 



Thursday February 7

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT COMMITTEE

5p room 153 MMB

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1. 59418 2019 CDD Housing Accomplishments

 

2.59333 Authorizing an allocation of up to $1,045,000 in federal HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds to construct 11 rental housing units leased to qualified low- to moderate-income renters by Common Wealth Development-  5802 Raymond Road.

 

STAFF REPORT: CWD currently serves numerous low-income households in both the Williamson-Marquette and Meadowood neighborhoods, and this development will help CWD expand and stabilize its portfolio of units under management in this targeted area of the City. The site is currently vacant, and CWD's proposal will add much needed housing units to Madison's limited housing market, while also improving the use of the site. CWD has already completed an environmental assessment of the property, which found no significant environmental conditions of concern, and has identified mitigation strategies should any arise. CWD intends to construct a new 11-unit structure using federal HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds and its own equity to ensure that new and existing residents of the Meadowood neighborhood can remain in this location without the threat of rising rents. In using federal HOME funds to help complete this development, CWD will designate all eleven units in this building as HOME units. At least three units will be designated as Low HOME units, restricted to households with incomes not exceeding 50% of the Area Median Income. The remaining eight units will be designated as High HOME units, with at least seven units restricted to households earning at or below 60% of the Area Median Income and no more than one unit restricted to a household earning at or below 80% of the Area Median Income. A market study completed by CWD and reviewed by City staff shows that there is substantial unmet demand for income-restricted housing in the area surrounding the proposed site.

 

Staff recommendation is to provide up to $1,045,000 in federal HOME funds to Common Wealth Development for the construction of 11 units of rental housing under the terms of the existing CDD Goals and Objectives and the most recently published RFP. Funds will be contingent on CWD obtaining a post-rehabilitation appraisal that supports a maximum 125% loan-to-value ratio, a commitment of sufficient permanent financing to complete the project, and related due diligence documentation.

 

ALDER comments: Congratulations Common Wealth Development! Thank you for your continued efforts to provide affordable housing and other important services to the city.

 

3.59334 Awarding up to $1,800,000 from the Affordable Housing Fund to support a rental housing development project, proposed by Rule Enterprises LLC and Movin' Out, Inc., selected through a City Request for Proposals (RFP) process, that will construct approximately 150 units of rental housing at 1402 S. Park Street in Madison, with 94 units affordable to households with incomes at or below 50% of the county median income, and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a loan agreement with the developer.

 

4. 59130 Amending Sections 3.12(11) and 33.18(1) of the Madison General Ordinances to make the Community Development Division Conference Committee the final decision-maker for grants awarded under the Emerging Opportunities Program and making related housekeeping changes.

 

DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance amendment would make the Community Development Division Conference Committee the final body to approve awards under the Emerging Opportunities program. Currently, the Conference Committee makes recommendations to the Common Council and final awards must be approved through a full Council resolution process. This amendment also clarifies that individuals and unincorporated groups who are residents of the City are eligible for EOP funds as long as they have a fiscal agent, codifying current practice. This amendment also changes the number of times per year for soliciting proposals from two to one, but allows for awards at other times of year if funds are available.

 

5. 59150 Authorizing a change to legal documents entered into between the City of Madison and Center for Resilient Cities and Community Groundworks to reflect the merger of the two agencies and a name change to Rooted WI, Inc.

 

6. 57619 Approving the Community Development Division's HUD 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan

 



Thursday February 7

Public Market Development Committee

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27499 Public Market Discussion - Design Update - Financing and Budget Update - Public Market Foundation Updates - MarketReady Program Update

 



Upcoming meeting

 

Sunday February 9

Community forum in opposition to basing F-35s at Truax Field

2p-4p Madison East High School
2222 E. Washington Ave. (4th St entrance)

 

Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin, the major organized opposition to the basing of the F-35 fighter jets at Truax Field at Dane County Regional Airport, is sponsoring a public informational forum on Feb 9 from 2-4:00pm at Madison East High School. The forum will address numerous concerns from decreased community health and safety to economic loss and global insecurity.

 

Learn more about: Soil & water contamination and Truax expansion; Noise, mitigation and airport avigation easements; Safety issues; Economic and social impact on the community; Racial & environmental justice issues; Global impact; and Timeline, action plans and what you can do


Speakers include:
* Maria Powell of Midwest Environmental Justice Organization
* Dr. Beth Neary of Wisconsin Environmental Health Network
* Rebecca Kemble, District 18, Madison City Alder
* Jesse Pycha-Holst, Solidarity Realty
* Brian Benford, City of Madison Equal Opportunities Commission, former president & former District 12 City Alder,
* Allen Ruff, historian, activist & host of WORT-FM's "A Public Affair"

The event comes in advance of the anticipated mid-February release of a Federally mandated final Environmental Impact Study (EIS). The Air Force decision on whether or not to approve the Truax basing will follow thirty days after that EIS release. Drawing from the knowledge of a diverse panel of informed experts and activists, the forum will focus on the numerous threats to the region's environmental, public health, well-being and economic insecurity posed by the jets' stationing at Truax. A period for questions will follow.



 




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