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 August 3, 2020
Highlights: The Alder Workgroup to Develop Logistics and Operational Details for MPD Independent Civilian Oversight will have its final meeting on Monday. The workgroup has worked on new ordinances to create the Independent Monitor position description and to establish the Office of Independent Monitor and Civilian Oversight Board that will be introduced for referral at Tuesday's Council meeting. They are intended to replace earlier versions that changed the intent of the Ad Hoc MPD Review Committee's recommendations. Also Monday, the Transportation Policy and Planning Board discusses approval of the Wilson Street Corridor Study. On Tuesday, the Common Council Executive Committee takes up several ordinance proposals regarding prohibiting police weapons like tear gas and impact projectile devices and federal military equipment. At Council Tuesday is the substitute ordinance requiring bird-safe glass treatment that I co-sponsored and several Streatery temporary extension of licensed premises for several D6 restaurants. Under introduction of new business is a proposal for a Small Business Equity and Recovery Program (SBER) to address the devastation of COVID to small businesses that replaces the Downtown Recovery and Equity program and approval of roadway geometry for the reconstruction of S. Blair St. from John Nolen Dr. to E. Washington Ave., including the intersection of S. Blair St., John Nolen Dr., Williamson St. and E. Wilson St. Madison Area Transportation Planning Board A Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) meets Wednesday to discuss the East-West BRT option. On Thursday, the Public Market Development Committee is finally meeting after many months on hiatus due to our inability to hold face to face meetings. Recently the Mayor announced that funding may be delayed or in jeopardy due to the impacts of COVID on our city budget. Thanks for the many emails in support of the Public Market sent to all alders and the Mayor. I will continue to fight for this important project.
Governor Evers Emergency Order #1 ordered the wearing of face masks for anyone age 5 and older in all enclosed spaces except in a person's home starting Saturday August 1, 2020. The order is scheduled to last until September 20, 2020.
Make a Plan to Vote!
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person absentee voting sites will primarily be drive-up or outdoors through August 8, 2020. Check out the City's website for information on drive up in-person absentee procedures, locations, and hours. We need to make sure the ballots do not get wet. On days we have inclement weather, please check the website or call the Clerk's Office at 608-266-4601 before heading out to vote.
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The Clerk's Office strongly encourages absentee voters to mail back their absentee ballots as soon as possible. Under state law, only absentee ballots that are returned by Election Day are eligible to be processed. The Clerk's Office delivers absentee envelopes to the polls on Election Day where the poll workers at the voter's own polling location process the ballots. 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. Poll workers take three absentee envelopes at a time to check into the poll book. Each absentee voter gets assigned a voter number, similar to the way voters at the polls are each assigned a voter number. After the envelopes have been assigned voter numbers, poll workers open the envelopes, remove the ballots, and insert the ballots into the tabulator to be counted.
Absentee ballots delivered to the Clerk's Office after Election Day cannot be counted.
Absentee voters who have yet to return their ballot have a few options:
- Using the postage-paid certificate envelope provided by the Clerk's Office, mail the ballot back to the Clerk's Office as soon as possible;
- Bring the ballot to any of our absentee ballot drop-off sites. A poll worker will be available onsite to serve as a witness, if needed.
- Drop off the ballot, sealed in its signed certificate envelope, at the Clerk's Office or any City of Madison absentee voting site;
- Ask a friend or neighbor to deliver the ballot, sealed in its signed certificate envelope, to the appropriate polling place on Election Day; or,
- Destroy the absentee ballot and vote in-person instead.
Voters who have returned an absentee ballot to be counted may not vote at the polls on Election Day without committing a felony.
Voters may check whether the Clerk's Office has received their ballot back in the mail by looking up their voter record at https://MyVote.wi.gov .
Monday August 3, 2020
ALDER WORKGROUP TO DEVELOP LOGISTICS & OPERATIONAL DETAILS FOR MPD INDEPENDENT CIVILIAN OVERSIGHT
4p virtual meeting - click on the agenda for info on how to access the Zoom meeting, send comments on agenda items to OversightWG@cityofmadison.com
1. 61638 PUBLIC COMMENT FOR THE 8/3/2020 MEETING OF THE ALDER WORKGROUP TO DEVELOP LOGISTICAL AND OPERATIONAL DETAILS FOR MD INDEPENDENT CIVILIAN OVERSIGHT
2. 61648 Discuss and finalize designated set of nine (9) nominating community organizations
3. 61651 Discuss and finalize executive summary memo/final report and review documents Final budget resolution.pdf Final Independent Monitor position description.doc Final ordinance.pdf
61152 Documents related to the Alder Workgroup to Develop Logistics & Operational Details of MPD Civilian Oversight
Monday August 3
TRANSPORTATION POLICY AND PLANNING BOARD
5p virtual meeting - click on the agenda for info on how to access the Zoom meeting, send comments on agenda items to TransportationPolicyBoard@cityofmadison.com
4. 61390 A RESOLUTION authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an 18-month competitively selected service contract with Toole Design for Complete Streets consulting services.
5. 61269 Adopting the Recommendations contained in the Wilson Street Corridor Study, including the design recommendations for South Broom Street and the 300 block of West Wilson Street (to be constructed in 2021). Wilson St Recommendation Addendum 2
Reconstruction of Broom Street and the 300 block of Wilson Street is included in the City's 2019 Capital Budget. The adopted 2020 CIP reflects the Wilson Street reconstruction project from Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd to King Street as planned for construction in 2024 with unidentified TIF funding. Recommendations from the Department of Transportation will provide guidelines for the future plans of the project. Reconstruction of other segments of Wilson Street will need to be included in future capital budgets.
6. 61544 Transit Demand Management application and flow chart
Monday August 3
EOC Executive Committee
5p virtual meeting - click on the agenda for info on how to access the Zoom meeting, send comments on agenda items to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Future Topics · Follow-up discussion on Pandemic Voting Access Equity Analysis, COVID and Homelessness Housing and Funding Assistance Report, and Homelessness and COVID Discussion with Public Health from 7/9 EOC meeting
3. EOC Resolution in Response to the Death of George Floyd
Tuesday August 4
Police and Fire Commission
12p virtual meeting - click on the agenda for info on how to access the Zoom meeting
There will be no public comment at this special working meeting. Members of the public are invited to speak at the regular meeting on August 10, 2020 or to submit written comments to email@example.com
61423 Discussion of tentative timeline, scheduling, draft position announcement, and methods for community and stakeholder input.
Tuesday August 4
Common Council Executive Committee
4:30p virtual meeting - click on the agenda for info on how to access the Zoom meeting, send comments on agenda items to firstname.lastname@example.org
5. 60777 Creating Section 3.03(4) of the Madison General Ordinances entitled Police Auditor. Finance Committee RE-REFERRED to 8/10/20 meeting (Lead) Public Safety Review Committee meeting 8/12/20
6. 60778 Amending the 2020 Mayor's Office and Direct Appropriations Operating Budgets and creating of the position of Independent Police Auditor, in the Mayor's Office as a 1.0 FTE in CG21, Range 18, in response to the recommendations of the Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee. Finance Committee RE-REFERRED to 8/10/20 meeting (Lead) Public Safety Review Committee meeting 8/12/20
7. 61250 SUBSTITUTE - Creating Section 5.17 of the Madison General Ordinances to prohibit the Madison Police Department from using tear gas, mace and impact projectile devices. Public Safety Review Committee (Lead), Equal Opportunities Commission meeting on 8/13/20
8. 61252 Creating Section 5.18 of the Madison General Ordinances to prohibit the Madison Police Department from obtaining any property from the Defense Logistics Agency under the 1033 Program. Public Safety Review Committee (Lead), Finance Committee RE-REFERRED to 8/10/20 meeting, Equal Opportunities Commission meeting on 8/13/20
9. 61265 Prohibiting the use of tear gas as of November 17, 2020 and requesting a study of alternatives by the Madison Police Department. Public Safety Review Committee (Lead), Equal Opportunities Commission meeting on 8/13/20
11. 61642 Update: Ad Hoc TFOGS Final Report Implementation Work Group (8/4/20) - Council Vice-President Syed Abbas, Chair
Tuesday August 4
6:30p virtual meeting - click on the agenda for info on how to access the Zoom meeting, send comments on agenda items to email@example.com
- 61613 Presentation: Poetry Recitation by Dana Maya - "Pandemic 1: Close call (March 2020)"Pandemic 1: Close call (March 2020)
2. 60826 Honoring the live and legacy of Georgia Congressman John Lewis
3. 61168 Honoring the life and legacy of Reverend C.T. Vivian.
5. 60646 Appeal of Plan Commission action on Conditional Use request for 2219 Monroe Street, Legistar ID 60001
AGENDA NOTE: Requested Action: Recess public hearing and refer Legislative File No. 60646 to the 9/15/20 Common Council meeting.
7. 60888 2nd SUBSTITUTE - Creating Section 28.129 of the Madison General Ordinances requiring bird-safe glass treatment on specified buildings and structures. Sponsors: Marsha A. Rummel, Keith Furman and Syed Abbas
13. 60903 Creating Section 28.022 - 00446 of the Madison General Ordinances to change the zoning of property located at 909 Jenifer Street, 6th Aldermanic District, from TR-V1 (Traditional Residential-Varied 1l) District to TR-V2 (Traditional Residential-Varied 2) District. 7/27/20 PLAN COMMISSION RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO RE-REFER - PUBLIC HEARING to the PLAN COMMISSION On a motion by Cantrell, seconded by Ald. Lemmer, the Plan Commission referred the Zoning Map Amendment (ID 60903) to August 24, 2020 (September 1, 2020 Common Council) pending approval by the Landmarks Commission.
20. 61459 Calling for Emergency Money to the People to provide critical relief to American families during the COVID-19 crisis and until our economy recovers; and calling on Congress to support and pass ongoing, direct cash payments.
22. 61625 Report of the Common Council President submitting alder committee appointments to the President's Task Force on Critical Issues Impacting the Black Community.
40. 61101 Change of Licensed Conditions Garver Events LLC • dba: Garver Events • Capacity: 530 3241 Garver Green • Agent: Bryant Moroder Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 50% alcohol, 50% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 602 Remove no amplified sound condition, change outdoor space closing time from 10 pm to 11 pm on Friday and Saturday nights.
7/15/20 ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO GRANT WITH CONDITIONS - REPORT OF OFFICER The following conditions on the license have been changed to read: 2. All outdoor space on the licensed premises shall close by 10pm Sunday - Thursday, and 11pm Friday and Saturday. 3. Live music limited to 90 decibels, all other music limited to 70 decibels. Music must cease 30 minutes before close. Condition 5 is removed.
41. 61102 Business Name Change Frameshift Arts Cafe LLC • Current dba: The Winnebago 2262 Winnebago St Class B Combination Liquor & Beer Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) New dba: The Bur Oak, LLC 7/15/20 ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO GRANT - REPORT OF OFFICER
46. 61107 Streatery Extension of Premise BBC Harmony Bar LLC • dba Harmony Bar&Grill Current Capacity (in/out): 195/0 • Proposed Capacity (in/out): 195/50 2201 Atwood Ave • Agent: Bradley Czachor Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 55% alcohol, 45% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 601
54. 61316 Streatery Extension of Premise Weary Traveler Inc • dba Weary Travelor Freehouse Current Capacity (in/out): 99/0 • Proposed Capacity (in/out): 99/60 1201 Williamson St • Agent: Bowe Berge Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 40% alcohol, 60% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 408 Request to extend premises outdoor into parking lot, adjacent to kitchen door.
59. 61393 Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute an agreement with the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation for design oversight of the John Nolen Drive-Olin Avenue to North Shore Drive project. (4th, 13th and 14th AD)
61. 61395 Declaring the City of Madison's intention to exercise its police powers establishing the Dunning Street, Jackson Street, and Lafollette Avenue Reconstruction Assessment District - 2020. (6th AD)
65. 61403 Approving plans and specifications for public improvements necessary for the project known as 2524 Winnebago Street and authorizing construction to be undertaken by the Developer, Private Contract No. 8942 (6th AD)
84. 61295 Approving a Substantial Amendment to the City's FY19 Annual Action Plan to include supplemental CDBG-CV and ESG-CV grant funds awarded to the City of Madison by HUD as part of the 2020 CARES Act; amending the adopted 2020 Operating Budget of the Community Development Division to recognize the additional grant revenue and commensurate expenditures; and authorizing the CD Division to issue one or more RFPs to allocate the funds
91. 61356 Amending the Public Health-Madison and Dane County Operating Budget to Increase Staff Due to COVID-19 Health Emergency and Add Funding to Support Testing Efforts
92. 61366 Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to sign a five (5) year non-competitive service contract for up to $60,000 annually with Domestic Abuse Intervention Services, Inc. for the Law Enforcement Advocate Partnership (LEAP)
104. 61287 SUBSTITUTE - Amending 33.24(15)(e)2 of the Madison General Ordinances to change the minimum setback on East-West streets on block 13.b. of Urban Design District 8.
Reconsideration of Legislative File No. 61060 requested by Ald. Lemmer, District 3
109. 61060 THIRD SUBSTITUTE - Amending the 2020 Adopted Capital Budget to appropriate $250,000 for the Recovery Program and $500,000 for the Downtown Equity Program by appropriating $105,000 from the Capital Revolving Loan Fun and transferring $750,000 in GO Borrowing from various capital projects.
INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS FOR REFERRAL WITHOUT DEBATE
112. 61593 An Ordinance creating Sections 5.19 and 5.20 of the Madison General Ordinances establishing the Office of the Independent Police Monitor and the Police Civilian Oversight Board.
114. 61595 Amending MGO 3.54(9)(b) to add the position of Independent Police Monitor as a Compensation Group 21 level employee.
117. 60617 Amending the 2020 Operating Budget, creating the Office of the Independent Police Monitor and creating of the position of Independent Police Monitor as a 1.0 FTE position in CG21, Range 18, and other positions, providing funding for a Police Civilian Oversight Board, and establishing funding support for individuals bringing complaints before the Police and Fire Commission in response to the recommendations of the Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee.
119. 61433 Authorizing the Community Development Division to accept grants from the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, Inc (known as the CFE Fund) to plan for and implement a Summer Jobs Connect youth employment program ($20,000), and create a Financial Navigator program ($80,000), and amend the Division's 2020 Operating Budget, as needed, to receive and expend the funds.
123. 61541 Creating an Administrative Services Team to support and enhance Board, Commission and Committee staffing, training, and resident engagement, and to evaluate the overall structure and size of the City's BCC system.
127. 61569 Approving Facade Improvement Grant to Eastside Ventures, LLC for a project located at 210 S. Dickinson Street. (6th AD)
128. 61562 Amending the Police Department's 2020 Operating Budget; and authorizing the Chief of Police to apply for and the Mayor to accept the FY2020 USDOJ Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant award in the amount of $83,389 and to utilize these funds to support several law enforcement initiatives.
129. 61576 Approving roadway geometry for the reconstruction of S. Blair St. from John Nolen Dr. to E. Washington Ave., including the intersection of S. Blair St., John Nolen Dr., Williamson St. and E. Wilson St. (2nd, 4th and 5th AD) https://madison.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4602031&GUID=4913A3EC-D5A9-4A7C-84F7-1845D7A55DD9&FullText=1
130. 61587 Requesting the Wisconsin State Legislature pass a bill to create a refundable tax credit for home improvements to residents near Truax Field necessitated by the placement of F-35 fighter wing aircrafts.
132. 61605 Amending the 2020 Adopted Capital Budget of the Economic Development Division to appropriate $750,000 for a Small Business Equity and Recovery Program (SBER). Sponsors: Donna V. Moreland, Shiva Bidar, Lindsay Lemmer, Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Michael E. Verveer, Marsha A. Rummel, Patrick W. Heck, Rebecca Kemble and Tag Evers 7/29/20 Attorney's Office Referred for Introduction Ecnomic Development Committee, Finance Committee, Common Council (9/1/20)
135. 61489 Public Hearing - New License Blind Shot LLC• Blind Shot Golf and Social Club 177 S Fair Oaks Ave • Agent: Michelle Duvall• Estimated Capacity (Indoor/Outdoor): (125/45) Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 33% alcohol, 33% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 602
Wednesday August 5
4:30p virtual meeting - click on the agenda for info on how to access the Zoom meeting, send comments on agenda items to firstname.lastname@example.org
SPECIAL ITEM OF BUSINESS 2. 61457 Discussion: Options to shorten Plan Commission Meetings
Wednesday August 5
BOARD OF HEALTH FOR MADISON AND DANE COUNTY
5p - The public can access the meeting by calling the number below. Once prompted, enter in the access code and you will be connected to the meeting. NOTE: You will be placed on hold until the host joins. United States (Toll Free): 1-866-899-4679 Access Code: 552-812-605
If you would like to register to speak, please request a registration form by going to the following link: PHBOHSupport@cityofmadison.com
5.a. 61649 COVID-19 Response Update for August 5, 2020
6.a. 61617 Board of Health Letter of Support for Forward Dane Plan
Wednesday August 5
Madison Arts Commission
5:30p virtual meeting - click on the agenda for info on how to access the Zoom meeting, send comments on agenda items to MadisonArtsCommission@cityofmadison.com
2. 21297 BLINK Proposal Review
3. 27011 Art in Public Places - Website for DarRen Morris - Rodrigo Carapia Mural - WYCA Black Thought Wall - State Street Mural Project
4. 39930 Madison Music City Initiatives - Angela Puerta presentation - NEA Grant
5. 55290 Thurber Park Artist-in-Residence Develop next Call for Artists
6. 61203 Friends of the Madison Arts Commission Adopt the Utility Box Program
7. 32522 Review Overture Contract Discussion
Wednesday August 5
Madison Area Transportation Planning Board A Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
6:30p – virtual meeting 1. Written Comments: You can send comments on agenda items to email@example.com. 2. Public Registration: You can register your support or opposition to an agenda item at https://www.cityofmadison.com/MeetingRegistration. If you wish to speak at the virtual meeting on an agenda item, you must register. When you register, you will be sent an email with the information you will need to join the virtual meeting. 3. Listen to the Meeting: You can call-in to the Madison Area Transportation Planning Board meeting: · Listen to audio via phone: (877) 853-5257 (Toll Free) Zoom Meeting ID: 921 7336 9773
Public hearing on East-West BRT option on the agenda
Thursday August 6
Public Market Development Committee
5p virtual meeting- click on the agenda for info on how to access the Zoom meeting, send comments to PublicMarketDevelopmentCommittee@cityofmadison.com
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