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 September 14, 2020
At Plan Commission Monday, the Voit property could come into the city sooner if the Town of Blooming Grove and Madison agree to amend the timeline for annexation. Also Monday, the Police and Fire Commission/PFC hears from more community organizations about what we want in a new police chief. At Tuesday's Council meeting, there will be a public hearing about the 2021 Capital budget and a presentation about the future composition of the Common Council as proposed by a city task force who conducted multi-year study of government structure (TFOGS). The presentation is the first step of a decision that could result in a referendum next spring. At Wednesday's Transportation Commission last week's public information meeting about Dunning/Jackson/LaFollette reconstruction will be reviewed. Also Wednesday, the Public Safety Review Committee/PSRC discusses more police accountability topics. On Thursday, the PFC holds its first zoom meeting to gather input on hiring the new police chief. At Community Development Block Grant/CDBG on Thursday, the Salvation Army is trying for a second time to secure city affordable housing funds through the RFP process that is currently underway.
On the November ballot will be two referendum questions regarding the Madison Metropolitan School District operating and facilities budgets. School Board President Gloria Reyes explains the requests in a short video Referenda 2020 - Future Ready. One question asks voters to approve $33 million in spending beyond revenue limits over the next four years: Shall the Madison Metropolitan School District, Dane County, Wisconsin be authorized to exceed the revenue limit specified in Section 121.91, Wisconsin Statutes, by $6,000,000 for 2020-2021 school year; by an additional $8,000,000 (for a total $14,000,000) for 2021-2022 school year; by an additional $9,000,000 (for a total of $23,000,000) for the 2022-23 school year; and by an additional $10,000,000 (for a total of $33,000,000) for the 2023-2024 school year and thereafter, for recurring purposes consisting of operational and maintenance expenses?
The other question will ask voters to consider taking on $317 million in debt, to be repaid over 22 years: Shall the Madison Metropolitan School District, Dane County, Wisconsin be authorized to issue pursuant to Chapter 67 of the Wisconsin Statutes, general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $317,000,000 for the public purpose of paying the cost of a school building and facility improvement project consisting of: renovations and additions at all four high schools, including safety and security improvements, plumbing/heating and cooling, science labs and classrooms, athletic, theatre, and environmental sustainability improvements; land acquisition for and construction of a new elementary school located near Rimrock Road to relocate an existing elementary school; remodeling the district owned Hoyt School to relocate Capital High; and acquisition of furnishings fixtures and equipment?
The school district will be hosting a series of Facebook Live sessions with MMSD Superintendent Dr. Carlton Jenkins.
Police Civilian Oversight Board applications sought. The application process for at-large nominations for four (4) seats on the City of Madison Police Civilian Oversight Board is now open. The deadline for submitting nominations or self-nominations is Wednesday, September 16, 2020. The Civilian Oversight Board was established on September 1, 2020, when the Madison Common Council passed MGO sections 5.20 and 5.19 creating it and the Office of the Independent Police Monitor. The mission of the Civilian Oversight Board (COB) is to "provide within the City of Madison a body that is independent from the MPD...to review and make recommendations regarding police discipline, use of force, and other policies and activities, including related to rules, hiring, training, community relations, and complaint processes". Application
Dog Park Survey: As many of you know, I have been working on siting a dog park on the near east side for several years. In 2019, Alder Grant Foster and I worked with Parks staff to identify locations that meet the criteria developed by the Board of Parks Commissioners for new dog parks (at least 2 acres). We reviewed several locations and agreed to present two options for OB Sherry Park and Eastmorland Park to the public to gather feedback. Unfortunately, the public information meeting scheduled for March 19 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And due to ongoing restrictions on face to face meetings and concerns about how to hold a public Zoom meeting with so many interested residents, the Parks Division decided to develop a survey as an opportunity for those interested in the project to share their thoughts and preferences on the presented options. In addition to questions relating to the two east side options, the survey also includes general questions to provide an understanding on how people use existing dog park facilities.
Survey participants are encouraged to view a 15 minute informational presentation by Parks landscape architect Mike Sturm on the two options prior to taking the survey East Side Dog Park Options Presentation. To take the survey for the two proposed options, please follow this link: East Side Dog Park Survey The survey will be available until September 26, 2020. Survey results will be posted on the Parks website in October 2020. Depending on the outcome of the community engagement process, it is possible neither location will move forward in the approval process. The Eastmorland Community Association and many nearby residents to both sites have contacted both alders and Parks staff stating opposition to the two options. More details and schematic plans here
Since this process started in 2019 to locate an east side dog park, the Madison Common Council revised the city's ordinances about dogs (MGO 8.19 and 23.32 , File 59294) which took effect on Friday, March 13, 2020. Dogs, on-leash, are now allowed at most Madison parks, based on certain rules (dog park permits and dog licenses are required, dogs must be on a non-retractable leash no more than 6 feet long and held by a person at all times, and dog handlers must pick up dog waste, etc). In addition, 33 parks were identified where dogs are not allowed dog free parks. I am definitely aware of the concerns of nearby neighbors and the ECA regarding both sites. Once the survey deadline passes, I will review the results with Alder Foster and Parks staff and report back. If there is no clear consensus, I will not support either location.
Monday September 14, 2020
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2. 61614 825 Williamson St - Demolition of a Rear Addition and Exterior Alterations in the Third Lake Ridge Hist. Dist.; 6th Ald. Dist.
Monday September 14
PUBLIC MARKET DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
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27499 Public Market Discussion
- Funding * 2021 capital budget * EDA application status * New Market Tax Credits
- Market Ready update * Status of the Market Ready program and expenditures
- Public Market Design update
- Madison Public Market Foundation update
Monday September 14
MADISON FOOD POLICY COUNCIL
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3 62182 FEED to Go: Overview and Impact -- Abha Thakkar and Chris Brockel
(Northside Planning Council - FEED Kitchens)
Monday September 14
POLICE AND FIRE COMMISSION
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POLICE CHIEF APPOINTMENT PROCESS Community organizations are invited to speak for up to 20 minutes.
10. 62113 Input from the Madison Professional Police Officers Association (MPPOA)
11. 62114 Input from the Meadowood Neighborhood Association
12. 62115 Input from the Community Response Team (CRT)
13. 62116 Input from the Madison Professional and Supervisory Employee Association (MPSEA)
14. 61341 Additional Input from Community Organization(s)
15. 62109 Report of Commissioners and Staff on community input gathered to date
16. 62143 General status report from Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) on recruitment and candidate pool
Monday September 14
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5. 61903 Authorizing the City to participate in the preparation of an amendment to the Town of Blooming Grove and City of Madison Cooperative Plan to allow for an alternate means of development of the "Cooperative Development Property"
This pushes up the timeline to add the Voit property to the City of Madison. Here is a condensed version of the authorization language:
On June 21, 2006, the City and the Town of Blooming Grove (the "Town") entered into the "Town of Blooming Grove and City of Madison Cooperative Plan under Section 66.0307, Wisconsin Statutes" (the "Cooperative Plan"), which Cooperative Plan was approved by the Department of Administration, as required by Wis. Stat. Sec. 66.0307(5), on October 3, 2006. Under the terms of the Cooperative Plan, the Town will dissolve at 11:59 p.m. on October 31, 2027 and all territory remaining in the Town at that time will attach to the City while the City takes over all jurisdiction and responsibility over the dissolved Town's territory (the "Final Attachment"). The Cooperative Plan identified a specific 70-acre area north of Milwaukee Street and along and including the East Branch of Starkweather Creek as the "Cooperative Development Property", with the intent being that this property, would be developed in a joint manner by the Town and the City, with the City-approved development initially occurring in the Town, with City services, and eventually transitioning into the City. Due to various reasons and contrary to the original expectations of the City, the Town and the property owners, the Cooperative Development Property has not yet redeveloped and the provisions in the Plan pertaining to the property significantly restrict the development potential of the location by impacting the site's marketability, eliminating the potential of TIF funding of public improvements, and adding complexity to any development review. The owners of the Cooperative Development Property would like the City and the Town to allow for an alternate procedure to redevelop the property and are supportive of amending the Cooperative Plan to allow this. It is in the City and the Town's interests to amend the Cooperative Plan to allow for an alternate procedure for the redevelopment of the Cooperative Development Property so that this parcel may potentially be redeveloped prior to Final Attachment in 2027.
Alder Grant Foster and I believe this is best way to achieve the vision that many have been working on for the Voit property for over a decade.
7. 61920 Determining a Public Purpose and Necessity and adopting Relocation Orders for the acquisitions of land interests required for the construction of improvements for the reconstruction of S. Blair Street and the S. Blair Street Intersection with John Nolen Drive. Located in part of the SE ¼ of the SW ¼ (Government Lot 4) of Section 13, T7N, R9E, in the City of Madison. (2nd, 4th and 6th AD's)
12. 61594 Creating Section 28.022 - 00464 of the Madison General Ordinances to change the zoning of property located at 209 Cottage Grove Road, 15th Aldermanic District, from CC-T (Commercial Corridor-Transitional District) to NMX (Neighborhood Mixed-Use) District.
13. 61384 109-209 Cottage Grove Road and 3900 Monona Drive; 15th Ald. Dist.: Consideration of a demolition permit to demolish three commercial buildings; consideration of a conditional use in the [Proposed] Neighborhood Mixed-Use (NMX) District to construct a mixed-use building with greater than 24 dwelling units; consideration of a conditional in the NMX District for a building exceeding 10,000 square feet floor area that contains two or more uses; consideration of a conditional use in the NMX District for a multi-family dwelling with greater than eight (8) units; consideration of a conditional use in the NMX District for a mixed-use building with less than 75% non-residential ground floor area; consideration in the NMX District of a building with a street-facing width greater than 40 feet, that at least 75% of the ground-floor frontage facing the primary street be non-residential unless approved as conditional use; and consideration of a conditional use in the NMX District for a building exceeding three (3) stories and 40 feet, all to construct a four-story mixed-use building with 2,500 square feet of commercial space and 78 apartments and a four-story apartment building with 110 units.
14. 61387 Approving a Certified Survey Map of property owned by Prime Urban Properties, LLC located at 109-209 Cottage Grove Road and 3900 Monona Drive; 15th Ald. Dist.
Items 12-14 address the same proposal in D15 to demolish and redevelop the strip mall and adjacent buildings with two mixed use four-story buildings with commercial and residential dwelling units.
Upcoming Matters - October 19, 2020
- 920 E Main Street - Conditional Use - Construct ten-story mixed-use building 5,500 sq. ft. of commercial space and 75 apartments in Urban Design Dist. 8
Tuesday September 15
COMMON COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
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5. 62192 Discussion with Mayor Rhodes-Conway (9/15/20)
- 2020 Census Update
- Federal Updates
- Crisis Response Team Model
6. 62175 Update: President's Work Group on Council Communication Tools & Processes (9/15/20) - Ald. Grant Foster, Chair
7. 62178 Update: Body Worn Camera Feasibility Review Committee (9/15/20) – Karen Kapusta-Pofahl, Staff
8. 62193 Update: Ad Hoc TFOGS Final Report Implementation Work Group (9/15/20) - Council Vice-President Syed Abbas, Chair
Tuesday September 15
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5. 60646 Appeal of Plan Commission action on Conditional Use request for 2219 Monroe Street, Legistar ID 60001.
Requested Action: Recess public hearing and refer Legislative File No. 60646 to the 12/1/20 Common Council meeting.
7. 61827 2021 Executive Capital Budget – Public Hearing
11. 62125 Presentation: Ad Hoc Task Force on the TFOGS Final Report Implementation Work Group - Introduction to TFOGS Final Report Recommendations and Process Related to Reorganizing the Structure of the Common Council - Assistant City Attorney John Strange
Should the Common Council be reduced to 10 members who serve 4 year terms? If the Council agrees with the TFOGS committee recommendation and moves forward with a charter ordinance to change the composition of the Council, a referendum must be approved by a majority of the electors voting to change the structure. This is not an action item, but the first discussion. I understand there may be Council "committee of the whole" special meeting to discuss the recommendations coming soon.
TFOGS Final Report November 20, 2019 Regarding the Council, the City's current 20-member part-time Council members represent roughly 12,500 residents each. In addition, Council members must serve on the City's nearly 100 BCCs. For their service, Council members are paid approximately $13,570 per year. ...the Task Force recommends that the City transition to a full-time Council. The Task Force also recommends that the City transition to four-year aldermanic terms and that it pay Council members eighty percent (80%) of the Adjusted Median Income for Dane County for a single parent with two children (approximately $67,000 per year). The Task Force believes that a full-time Council would allow all residents to have full-time representation. This new structure could have the additional benefit of inviting people into leadership who may not have otherwise been able to serve because of financial, time commitment or personal reasons, including people of color and low income. Additionally, the Task Force believes that a full-time Council would be better equipped to implement other important recommendations contained in this report, including overhauling the City's Boards, Commissions, and Committees ("BCC") structure, providing ongoing oversight and accountability of the BCC system, and pursuing specific initiatives aimed at improving resident engagement, such as establishing an Office of Resident Engagement and Neighborhood Support to support BCCs, and implementing a robust technology plan. However, the Task Force was not unanimous in recommending that the City transition to a full-time Common Council. Those who opposed a full-time Council noted the importance of maintaining, among other things, a public service form of Council free from some of the perceived pitfalls that befall a professional full-time legislature.
34. 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.
49. 61947 Authorizing staff to apply for and accept Economic Development Administration (EDA) funding to support the construction of the Madison Public Market and if awarded, committing city matching funds for the construction of the Madison Public Market and draw down funding from TIF District 36.
66. 61763 Assessing Benefits - Winnebago Street, Atwood Avenue and Linden Avenue Assessment District - 2018 (6th AD)
68. 61932 SUBSTITUTE. Extending the Streatery Program authorizing special approvals for outdoor eating spaces for restaurants and taverns, through April 14, 2021.
INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS FOR REFERRAL WITHOUT DEBATE
70. 62137 Creating Sections 28.022 - 00468 of the Madison General Ordinances to change the zoning of properties located at 1-19 North Pinckney Street and 120 East Washington Avenue, 4th Aldermanic District, from DC (Downtown Core) District to PD(GDP) Planned Development (General Development Plan), and creating and 28.022 - 00469 of 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.
74. 61589 Amending the City of Madison Official Map to establish mapped reservations for future Streets and Highways in the current and future City of Madison generally located north of Milwaukee Street between N Fair Oaks Avenue and West Corporate Drive consistent with recommendations in the adopted Milwaukee Street Special Area Plan.
79. 62108 Authorizing the execution of a Purchase and Sale Agreement between the City of Madison and Brian David Janssen and Kayley Hope Janssen for the City's acquisition of the property located at 3457 Milwaukee Street for the expansion of O.B. Sherry Park. (15th AD)
Wednesday September 16
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
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8. 61920 Determining a Public Purpose and Necessity and adopting Relocation Orders for the acquisitions of land interests required for the construction of improvements for the reconstruction of S. Blair Street and the S. Blair Street Intersection with John Nolen Drive. Located in part of the SE ¼ of the SW ¼ (Government Lot 4) of Section 13, T7N, R9E, in the City of Madison. (2nd, 4th and 6th AD's)
Wednesday September 16
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
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2. 62227 Discussion with Jason Ilstrup of Downtown Madison Inc. regarding an equitable downtown recovery
3. 62229 Discussion with Economic Development Division staff regarding draft program guidelines for the Small Business Equity and Recovery Program (SBER)
4. 60990 Equitable Economic Response and Recovery
1) City efforts underway
2) Economy and Culture Recovery Team
3) Open discussion regarding Economic Development Committee and Economic Development Division related goals and work
4) Data review
Wednesday September 16
PUBLIC SAFETY REVIEW COMMITTEE
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1. 61250 SUBSTITUTE - Creating Section 5.17 of the Madison General Ordinance to prohibit the Madison Police Department from using tear gas, mace and impact projectile devices
2. 61265 Prohibiting the use of tear gas as of November 17, 2020 and requesting a study of alternatives by the Madison Police Department.
3. 61252 ALTERNATE - Creating Section 5.18 of the Madison General Ordinances to establish procedures for the Madison Police Department to obtain property from the Defense Logistics Agency under the 1033 Program.
4. 61315 Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a five year contract with the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs for the Fire Department to provide services to support the provision of emergency medical services at Dane County Regional Airport and Truax field.
5. 61570 "8 can't wait policy review"
6. 62160 Madison Fire Department Budget Discussion
7. 61584 Emergency Operations Center presentation and debrief. Is there a need for an office of Emergency Management?
8. 61575 Mental Health Ambulances presentation on costs and recent discussions
Wednesday September 16
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5. 61908 Approving roadway geometry for the reconstruction of W. Wilson Street from S. Broom Street to N. Henry Street and S. Broom Street from John Nolen Drive to W. Main Street. (4th AD)
8. 62061 Dunning/Jackson/LaFollette Project Review and Feedback
9. 61410 Update on Traffic Calming Subcommittee
Wednesday September 16
ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE
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13. 62209 Streatery Extension of Licensed Premise Ideal Bar LLC • dba Ideal Bar Current Capacity (in/out): 99/18 • Proposed Capacity (in/out): 99/65 1968 Atwood Ave • Agent: Brady Borman Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 95% alcohol, 5% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 410
16. 62212 Streatery Extension of Licensed Premise Bos Meadery LLC • dba Bos Meadery Current Capacity (in/out): 99/0 • Proposed Capacity (in/out): 99/49 849 E Washington Ave • Agent: Colleen Bos Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 100% alcohol, 0% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 203
19. 62220 Streatery Extension of Licensed Premise Veg Table LLC • dba Green Owl Café Current Capacity (in/out): 49/12 • Proposed Capacity (in/out): 49/60 1970 Atwood Ave • Agent: Erick Fruehling Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 5% alcohol, 95% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 410
20. 62221 Streatery Extension of Licensed Premise Alchemy Cafe LLC • dba Alchemy Café Current Capacity (in/out): 99/12 • Proposed Capacity (in/out): 99/85 1980 Atwood Ave • Agent: Michael Randall Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 35% alcohol, 65% foodAldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 410
21. 62214 Change of Licensed Premise Bos Meadery LLC • dba Bos Meadery Current Capacity (in/out): 99/0 • Proposed Capacity (in/out): 149/24 849 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 increase capacity and add outdoor patio premises outside of front
25. 61970 Public Hearing - New License CocoVaa LLC • dba CocoVaa Chocolatier 1815 E Washington Ave • Agent: Syovata Edari • Estimated Capacity: 15 Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 10% alcohol, 90% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 410
26. 58710 Discussion regarding operator license equity analysis, including possiblycreating subcommittee for operator license approvals between regular ALRC meetings.
Thursday September 17
AD HOC TASK FORCE ON THE STRUCTURE OF CITY GOVERNMENT (TFOGS) FINAL REPORT IMPLEMENTATION WORK GROUP
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2. 61973 Discussion: Assistant City Attorney John Strange's presentation to Council; referendum planning process
Debrief after presentation at 9/15/2020 Common Council meeting.
3. 62226 Presentation by Annette Miller of EQT By Design: Community Engagement Framework Study
4. 61972 Update on Administrative Services Staff Team work plan
5. 61663 Discuss research on other cities' offices of resident engagement ORENS comparison chart.pdf
6. 61664 Continue discussion of TFOGS recommendations
Thursday September 17
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT COMMITTEE
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2. 62017 Presentations from Applicants in the 2020 Affordable Housing Fund RFP Process
6:00 pm – The Salvation Army: The Shield Apartments
6:35 pm – Madisonian Development, LLC: The Madisonian
7:10 pm – Odessa Senior Housing, LLC: Avenue Square Senior Apartments
(Other presentations were heard at previous committee meeting)
Thursday September 17
POLICE AND FIRE COMMISSION
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The Madison Police and Fire Commission will host its final Virtual Community Listening Sessions to gather input on the hiring of a new Chief of Police on Thursday, September 17. Members of the public are invited to join via Zoom, via telephone, or by watching the livestream on the city website or on City Channel.
Thursday September 17
LANDLORD AND TENANT ISSUES COMMITTEE
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8. 61470 Review and take action on revised Rent Abatement ordinance draft, which will add mold and lead as rent impairing violations.
9. 61469 Building Inspection Division Head George Hank will present possible percentages for the rent impairing list for mold and lead items.
10. 61471 Center racial equity and social justice in the process of revising the Rent Abatement impairing list percentages located in MGO 32. Committee will identify organizations and/or individuals who can inform the process.
11. 61473 Evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic: how can the committee respond within state law
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City of Madison
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