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Alder Marsha A. Rummel

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Alder Marsha A. Rummel

Contact Information

Home Address:

1029 Spaight St # 6C
Madison , WI 53703

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Rummel’s Updates

D6 Items of Interest Week of April 20, 2021

April 20, 2020 12:33 AM

Highlights: The Council agenda has several items to grant authority to transfer funds, waive fees, change parking rules, extend conditional uses, etc as a response the COVID 19 crisis. My first virtual neighborhood meeting is Thursday at 7p regarding the redevelopment of 817-821, the former MTI building. More details below.

The City of Madison is launching several new initiatives to assist community members in having safe, healthy spaces for walking and biking during the COVID-19 Safer at Home order. Some initial locations designated as "shared streets" have already been signed by City workers. These street closures will widen the distance for pedestrians and bikers to safely travel with enough social distancing. People with destinations along these shared streets such as residents, delivery providers, emergency service personnel and City services will continue to have vehicle access.

Initial Shared Streets include:

  • Clyde Gallagher Ave
  • East Mifflin St
  • South Shore and West Shore Blvds
  • Trailsway and Monterey Dr


Additional street changes will continue over the next week including:

  • Closure of Vilas Park Dr. to motor vehicle traffic between the zoo parking lot on the east end and the tennis court parking lot on the west end.
  • Conversion of one lane on Atwood Ave between Oakridge St. and Walter St to create a safe two-way bicycle facility.


There are also planned improvements for the Capital City Path to make it easier for all users to have adequate space for social distancing. The Capital City Path, Madison's busiest path, facilitates a critical link through the Isthmus and has not seen a decrease in use during the Stay at Home order.
Details for path improvements:

  • The Capitol City path will remain open to users during the updates -- a monitor will be present to direct traffic.
  • Work will include widening the paths shoulder between Machinery Row & Monona Terrace
  • Work will include widening the paths shoulder between North Shore Dr & Broom St.
  • Work will begin Monday, April 20 at 7am and will last for 2-3 days.


These initiatives intend to expand space and make social distancing easier for residents walking and biking. They are not intended for people to congregate and socialize.

When using popular paths, such as the Capital City Path, please walk, run or ride at less popular times. Please remember that these paths are needed for people traveling to essential jobs and services. You could also try new and different routes by using the Low Stress Bicycle Route Finder. 


As always, it is safest to remain home, but if you do venture into public, it is recommended to wear a cloth face cover as an additional tool to prevent people who do not display symptoms from spreading the virus. The City of Madison appreciates all the continuing efforts made by the community during this unprecedented time. Please keep our community healthy and safe by following Public Health Madison & Dane County recommendations and guidance. Renee Callaway, City of Madison Pedestrian and Bicycle


Tuesday April 21, 2020

Common Council Executive Committee

4:30p Virtual - Click on agenda for instructions about how to access meeting


5. 60298 Discussion with Mayor Rhodes-Conway (4/16/20):

1) Service expansions following new state orders

2) Resources from national groups

3) COVID-19 newsletter


6. 59242 Accepting the Final Report of the President's Work Group to Develop City-wide Surveillance Equipment and Data Management Policies.


8. 60302 Council President Updates (4/21/20) - Ald. Shiva Bidar

1) BCC Chairs' Survey

2) CCEC Meeting Frequency

3) Agenda Items for next CCEC meeting

a.Continued Discussion on Council's role, process and structure in regards to COVID-19 recovery

b.Virtual meetings and equity


Tuesday April 21

Common Council

4:30p Virtual - Click on agenda for instructions about how to access meeting





1. 60246 Election of Common Council President, 2020.

2. 60247 Election of Common Council Vice President, 2020.




4. 60266 Recognizing and commending the City Clerks' office, City Staff, volunteers, and organizations for their commitment to ensure that the City of Madison preserved the voting process


5. 59894 Commending and thanking Alderperson Sally Rohrer for her dedicated service to her constituents in District 8 and the City of Madison.


6. 60136 Commending and thanking Alderperson Barbara Harrington-McKinney for her dedicated and conscientious service during her tenure as Common Council Vice-President.


7. 60160 Commending and thanking Alderperson Shiva Bidar for her dedicated and conscientious service during her tenure as President of the Madison Common Council.


9. 59133 Creating Section 28.022 -- 00419 of the Madison General Ordinances to change the zoning of property located at 935 West Johnson Street, 8th Aldermanic District, from TR-U2 Traditional Residential - Urban District 2) District to CI (Campus Institutional) District


Plan Commission re-referred to Landmarks. This is a civil war era house that is proposed for demolition. Preservation planner memo. I try my best to save these buildings but the UW, eventually, plans to redevelop the block.


16. 59434 Extending the deadline to July 31, 2020 for the report and recommendations from the Task Force on Municipal Golf in Madison Parks to the Mayor, Common Council and the Board of Park Commissioners regarding the future of the City's Municipal Golf Courses.


17. 60276 Recognizing, supporting and honoring the heroic work and sacrifices of our city's frontline health care workers.


18. 59882 Interim Chief of Police 1st Quarter Report: Interim Chief Vic Wahl, Madison Police Department Attachments: MPD


19. 59944 Approving the path geometry for Garver Path from Sugar Ave to Milwaukee Street (6th and 15th AD), Approving the roadway geometry for Starkweather Drive from Hargrove Street to Dawes Street and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute an Amendment to the contract with the KL Engineering, Inc for additional design engineering services. (6th & 15th AD) Sponsors: Grant Foster and Marsha A. Rummel


28. 59845 Establishing a Body-Worn Camera Feasibility Review Committee as recommended by the Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee.


29. 59848 Requesting that the Madison Police Department create a summary document of MPD Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee Recommendations.


36. 60126 SUBSITUTE - Authorizing departments to transfer to other departments up to $50,000 from the operating budget and up to $250,000 from the capital budget in response to the COVID-19 emergency


If you are following the discussion about the balance between legislative and executive powers during an emergency, please take a look at this item. Under 'normal' circumstances amendments to the adopted budget are 15 vote items. The Council usually meets twice a month and can also hold special meetings if a decision has to be made more quickly. At the 3/31/20 meeting, the Council declared an emergency and granted the Mayor authority to be more nimble if needed. This emergency authority ends June 2 (it could be extended). Item #36 does not have an end date.


37. 60129 SUBSTITUTE - Amending Section 4.21(3) of the Madison General Ordinances to defer room taxes imposed for January, February and March, 2020 to no later than July 31, 2020.


43. 60121 Temporarily suspend the enforcement of Madison General Ordinance Section 33.56(5) to allow the Director of Transportation, Transit Manager, Traffic Engineer, and Parking Manager to take actions related to transportation issues identified in Madison General Ordinance Section 33.56(5)(a)-(c) Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway


44. 60139 SUBSTITUTE - Temporarily suspend parking regulations under Madison General Ordinance Section 12.122(1)(a), to support curbside pickup from grocery stores and restaurants, compliance with orders to remain home, continued business operations through remote work, or to serve other purposes to mitigate COVID-19-related community and public health impacts that the Department of Transportation Parking Division Manager or Traffic Engineer deems appropriate.


48. 60086 Waiving late fees and penalties associated with licenses and permits issued by the Madison City Clerk's office, including late fees for alcohol beverage renewal applications


49. 60087 Authorizing the suspension of late fees for parking violations


57. 60115 Permitting Director Of Planning, with Alder input, to approve an extension of conditional use and demolition approvals for an additional 12 months under Madison General Ordinance Sections 28.183(9) & 28.185(9)(b)


58. 60116 Establishing procedures to negotiate and execute emergency leases, contracts and contract amendments during the emergency situation.


63. 60124 Waiving the requirement to conduct an annual RFP for the Emerging Opportunities Program under MGO 3.12(11)(c) for 2020 and realloating the 2020 EOP funding to other contracts or programs. Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway




68. 60176 Submitting the appointment of Justin Stuehrenberg for confirmation of a five-year term as the Transit General Manager


74. 60224 Authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to enter into a project agreement with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and other project partners to construct an interchange at USH 12/18 and County AB. (16 AD)


75. 60226 Amending the 2020 Economic Development Division Budget (TID # 42) by $1,260,000 and authorizing the execution of a Purchase and Sale Agreement between the City of Madison and Stopple Revocable Trust for the City's acquisition of the property located at 1810 South Park Street for land banking purposes. (14th A.D.)


79. 60249 BY TITLE ONLY - Amending the 2020 General Land Acquisition Fund Budget by $900,000 and authorizing the execution of a two-year Lease Agreement between the City of Madison and Watson Smith LLC for the City's lease of the property located at 4502 Milwaukee Street for temporary shelter purposes, with the option to purchase the property at the end of the two-year lease.


Wednesday April 22

Board of Public Works

4:30p Virtual - Click on agenda for instructions about how to access meeting


5. 60224 Authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to enter into a project agreement with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and other project partners to construct an interchange at USH 12/18 and County AB. (16 AD) Sponsors: Lindsay Lemmer, Michael J. Tierney and Shiva Bidar Lead agency is Board of Public Works with additional referral of the Finance Committee (4/28) and Transportation Policy and Planning Board (5/4). This item is being taken out of order due to time constraints.


19. 60210 Approving plans and specifications and authorizing the Board of Public Works to advertise and receive bids for Gates of Heaven. (2nd AD) Sponsors: BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS Attachments: GOH Floor summary graphic 4-10-20.pdf This project replaces the pine flooring at Gates of Heaven (302 E Gorham St) which is a landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The existing flooring was installed in the early 1970s and is no longer able to hold an appropriate finish due to surface wear and damage. The scope includes removal of existing flooring at the main level while leaving balcony, stairs and altar/bema platform flooring in place and sanding and applying finish on new floor, balcony, stairs, and altar/bema areas. Estimated cost is $93,000.


Thursday April 23

Alcohol License Review Committee

5:30p Virtual - Click on agenda for instructions about how to access meeting


I am seeking direction from the City's Emergency Operation Center team about the public health impacts of issuing Temporary Class B retailer licenses concurrent with three street use permits and two change of licensed premise for proposed outdoor gatherings. I will report back when I have more information. Some are later in the year but it isn't clear if/when gatherings of more than ten people will be allowed. The other licenses may be issued even though the businesses are closed. The annual license renewal is in June and so all new licenses will be renewed in June if approved on Tuesday.


12. 59619 Temporary Class B Retailer License Concurrent with Street Use Permit Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center Event Location: McPike Park Event Date: July 9-12 Aldermanic District 6 (Ald. Rummel) Police District: 408 Event: Fete De Marquette


13. 59620 Temporary Class B Retailer License Concurrent with Street Use Permit Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center Event Location: 4000 Block of Atwood Ave Event Date: July 25 & 26 Aldermanic District 6 (Ald. Rummel) Police District: 408 Event: AtwoodFest


14. 60277 Temporary Class B Retailer License Concurrent with Street Use Permit Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra Event Location: Capitol Square between corner of S Carroll & W Main and the corner of E Mifflin & N Pinckney Event Dates: July 28, August 4, August 11, August, 18, August 25, and September 1 Aldermanic District 4 (Alder Verveer) Police District: 403 Event: Concerts on the Square


37. 59616 Change of Licensed Conditions I/O Arcade Bar, LLC • dba I/O Arcade Bar • Capacity: 155 720 Williamson St • Agent: Mitchell Turino Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 80% alcohol, 10% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 408 Request to extend hours on Sunday-Wednesday from 11pm to midnight


42. 59618 Change of Licensed Premise High Noon Saloon, LLC • dba High Noon Saloon Current Capacity (in/out): 400/34 • Proposed Capacity (in/out): 400/500 701 East Washington Ave • Agent: Fred Frank Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 94 % alcohol, 6 % food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 408 Request to extend premises into parking lot for Labor Day, outdoor capacity to 500 for this event.


43. 60272 Change of Licensed Premise Bos Meadery LLC • dba Bos Meadery Current Capacity (in/out): 99/0 • Proposed Capacity (in/out): 99/300 849 E Washington Ave • Agent: Colleen Bos Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 100% alcohol, 0% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 408 Request to extend premises to include back parking lot on 3rd Saturday in May, 4th Saturday in June, 3rd Saturday in July, 3rd Saturday in August, and 3rd Saturday in September.


47. 59622 18+ Center for Visual & Performing Arts License The Tinsmith LLC • dba The Tinsmith • Capacity: 500 828 E Main St • Agent: Jessica WartenWeiler Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 40 % alcohol, 0 % food, 60 % other Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 408


53. 59694 Public Hearing - New License Feast Modern Cuisine • dba Feast 904 Williamson St • Agent: Qiyu Wang • Estimated Capacity (in/out): 100/20 Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 10% alcohol, 90% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 408


54. 59695 Public Hearing - New License The Tinsmith LLC • dba The Tinsmith 828 E Main St • Agent: Jessica Wartenweiler Estimated Capacity (in/out): 470/30 Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 40% alcohol, 0% food, 60% other Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 408


Thursday April 23

Neighborhood Meeting 817-821 Williamson

7p Virtual – see instructions below


Please join me for my first virtual neighborhood meeting where we will hear about Brandon Cook's proposal to redevelop 817-821 Williamson. The meeting will be held on Thursday, April 23, at 7:00 p.m. The proposal would involve removing an existing one-story commercial building and surface parking lot and constructing a new, three-story, mixed-use building. There would be a total of 24 apartment units and approximately 800 square feet of commercial space. There would also be 18 underground parking stalls for residential use.


You will be able to join the virtual meeting by using your PC, smartphone, or tablet, or by calling in with a telephone. Information on how to join the meeting is posted below. I look forward to meeting with you on the 23rd. City planner Kevin Firchow will be hosting the meeting (in charge of calling on people who raise their hands to speak and muting/unmuting microphone).


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Marsha Rummel

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