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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 January 25, 2021

January 24, 2021 10:22 PM

Highlights: Proposal to authorize an agreement and allocate funds from the Small Business Equity and Recovery program to the Center for Black Excellence and Culture is at Finance Committee on Monday. Extending the wellhead protection area for Well 8 (and other wells) is at Plan Commission Monday. Block 105 Judge Doyle Square Hotel revisions will be at Urban Design Wednesday. An updated land banking policy is at Housing Strategy Thursday. The Police Civilian Oversight Board meets Thursday and starts to dig into its work. Also Thursday, the Common Council convenes as Committee of the Whole to discuss the TFOGS recommendations and next steps for Council and city committee restructuring and community engagement.


At Monday's School Board meeting, a land swap is proposed with the DeForest School District that will keep two key parcels on Madison's northside in MMSD's boundary. The parcels are proposed for housing development and kids in these new developments would have been bussed to Windsor and DeForest schools. Neighborhood kids will now be able to attend Madison schools thanks to the initiative of Alder Rebecca Kemble and Alder Syed Abbas who requested the two districts collaborate to find a win-win. Land swaps like this are rare and leadership from these city alders made it happen. If you'd like to register your support for this item you can write to  and let them know you support item 7.2 "MMSD Land Attachment/Detachment Agreement with the DeForest Area School District".  Read Alder Kemble's blog and Alder Syed Abbas's blog for maps and more details.


Free book on racial justice street art!  "Last summer, after the death of George Floyd, artists in our community started painting murals along State Street that captured the moment, mood and emotion behind the Black Lives Matter movement. The boarded up store fronts were transformed into works of art. American Family Insurance, which has been a pioneer in setting an example of corporate businesses taking a stand on racial and social justice, asked how they could be involved. Dane County Circuit Court Judge Rev. Everett Mitchell said they could help preserve the art along State Street. Nyra Jordan, the social impact investment director with American Family Insurance Institute said she was honored that she could be a part of telling the story of extraordinary people doing extraordinary things. Jordan said the company decided to preserve the art by creating a book, accessible to all members of the community. The book features photos of the artwork, artist's profiles, poetry, and details explaining the messages behind each photo. The book is available now and is free to the public. Jordan said American Family Insurance wanted the book to belong to the community as it is the community's story." To order a copy, click here. American Family Insurance rises to call for action, preserving State Street art in new book (


Neighborhood grant funding process timeline and application for 2021 here.


The deadline for the Community Food Access Grants is Friday, January 29, 2021, at 5pm.  This grant program replaces the SEED Grants for 2021.  Check out the grants website for application materials and to look over the press release for more information on the overarching Healthy Community Food Systems Fund, which houses the Community Food Access Grants. There is also a video that walks applicants through the new grant program.


There will be a Public Information Meeting for the reconstruction of Helena/Jenifer/Russell on Monday February 2, from 6-8p. Registration for the virtual meeting is required. Join City Engineering staff and me to learn more about the proposed reconstruction of Helena St, Jenifer St and Russell St that includes replacement of the underground city utilities (sanitary sewer main and laterals, water main and storm sewer), along with replacement of the curb and gutter, pavement and gravel base, driveway aprons and sidewalk as needed.  Virtual meeting registration, project details, and survey


On Wednesday, February 10, at 6p, Metro Transit and the City of Madison Transportation Commission will hold a virtual public hearing to review and discuss proposed Metro service adjustments proposed for later in the year.  Passengers are encouraged to provide feedback on the proposal. Consideration will be given to views and comments expressed at the public hearing as well as to all phone and written comments


The Spring Primary is on Feb. 16, 2021. There is no primary in District 6 for Common Council since only one candidate is running but D6 voters will see the primary race for the State Superintendent of Public Instruction on the ballot. Here is an article about the candidates if you need to start your research



Monday January 25, 2021


4:30p You can send comments on agenda items to


3. 63708 Authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin for the purpose of continuing to promote drinking water research to improve system water quality, improve energy efficiency, protect the public health, and improve system operations and efficiency.


4. 63644 Amending the 2021 Adopted Operating Budget for the Planning Division, Neighborhood Planning, Preservation and Design Section to accept $7,000 from Arts Wisconsin, Inc. for the Greater Madison Music City Effort.


5. 63725 Amending the 2021 Adopted Operating Budget for the Assessor to transfer $35,000 from Direct Appropriation's Contingent Reserve in the General Fund to Assessor's purchased services budget and authorizing the City to retain special outside counsel on a non-competitive basis to assist the City Attorney in representing the City's interests in property tax litigation with Section 42 housing developments challenging their 2019 real property tax assessments.


6. 63715 Authorizing the execution of a Purchase and Sale Agreement between the City of Madison and Lutz Properties, LLC, for the City's acquisition of the property located at 814 North Avenue and 826 North Avenue for land banking purposes. (14th AD)


8. 63217 Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Center for Black Excellence & Culture (CBEC) and allocate $250,000 from the $2.5 million 2021 Small Business Equity & Recovery (SBER) program in the Department of Planning & Community & Economic Development Capital Budget to be used for CBEC predevelopment costs.


9. 63834 Negotiation of Possible TIF Policy Exceptions and the Potential Award of TIF Support Related to the Application for TIF Assistance from JT Klein Inc. for the Redevelopment of the Former Westgate Mall Property Located at the Intersection of Whitney Way and Tokay Blvd. Notice to go into CLOSED SESSION.


10. 63803 Discuss Metro Satellite Facility. Notice to go into CLOSED SESSION.



Monday January 25


5:30p You can send comments on agenda items to


4. 63436 Amending Section 28.102 of the Madison General Ordinances to amend and replace maps for Well 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30, and repealing Sections 28.102(9) and 28.102(20).


This amendment adopts new wellhead protection maps for areas surrounding the City's sources for its drinking water supply. Map extends protection zone area for Well 8 at Olbrich Park, this acknowledges the PCE plume that is the result of the spill at Madison Kipp Corp many years ago.


5. 63457 SUBSTITUTE - Repealing and Recreating Subsection entitled "Housing Cooperative" of Section 28.151 of Madison General Ordinances. Amending the definition of "Housing Cooperative" in Section 28.211, amending Table 28C-1, Table 28D-2, Table 28E-2, Table 28F-1 and Table 28G-1 of Madison General Ordinances Staff report on zoning text amendments #4 and #5


Allowing housing cooperatives in every district that allows residential use is new. The likely beneficiary issinglefamily homes, which cover a significant portion of the land in the City. Over the past several years, small groups of individuals have approached the zoning office with interest to purchase a single-family home as an owner group, and occupy the dwelling as owner-occupants. Typically this has been a couple plus one person, two families, or three individual unrelated/unmarried/no civil-union people that wanted to purchase and own a home as owner-occupied people, and gain equity in that home like any other "family" does. This is not allowed with the current city occupancy regulations for most single-family homes, where multiple unrelated owneroccupants were not contemplated, and thus not permissible. Staff supports this amendment.


9. 63211 100 N Hamilton Street; 4th Ald. Dist.: Consideration of a demolition permit to demolish a portion of a museum to allow outdoor exhibition space and a new loading zone.


Upcoming Matters – February 22, 2021

- 126 Langdon Street - Demolition Permit – Final Plan Approval and Conditional Use - Construct seven-story, 106-unit apartment building



Monday January 25


6p You can send comments on agenda items to


2. 63302 Discussion of Final Recommendation and Report



Tuesday January 26


1p You can send comments on agenda items to:


2. 63681 Identification of Necessary Steps to Inform the Electorate on Advisory Referendum Questions on Government Structure


3. 63190 Planning Schedule and Topics for CCEC and Committee of the Whole Discussions


4. 63849 Voice of the Customer Update


5. 63188 Discussion of Next Steps on the Administrative Services Staff Team


6. 61664 Continue Discussion of TFOGS Recommendations



Tuesday January 26


4:30p You can send comments on agenda items to


2. 63804 Commending and expressing appreciation to Alan Larson (Al), Water Utility Principal Engineer and Assistant General Manager, on his retirement from Madison Water Utility after 20 years of service.


3. 63708 Authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin for the purpose of continuing to promote drinking water research to improve system water quality, improve energy efficiency, protect the public health, and improve system operations and efficiency.


63843 Water Quality Technical Advisory Committee Update

There is nothing in the link but I expect an update on fluoridation of drinking water and PFAS standards.



Tuesday January 26


6p You can send comments on agenda items to


2. 63302 Discussion of Final Recommendation and Report



Wednesday January 27


4:30p You can send comments on agenda items to mailto:


4. 62784 223 S. Pinckney Street - Block 105 Judge Doyle Square Hotel in the Downtown Core. 4th Ald. Dist. Owner: City of Madison Applicant: Aaron Ebent, Kahler Slater Initial/Final Approval is Requested



Wednesday January 27


5p You can send comments on agenda items to:


4. 63808 High Injury Network review and feedback

Vision Zero is a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all.

The HIN is made up of the city streets where a high concentration of severe injuries and fatality crashes occur. • The HIN includes severe and fatal crashes from all travel modes (motor vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists). • The HIN identifies locations where investments in safety are most urgent. • The HIN helps inform the implementation strategies in the Vision Zero Action Plan.


7. 61410 Update on Traffic Calming Subcommittee

    62232 Traffic Calming Subcommittee Materials



Wednesday January 27


5:30p You can send comments on agenda items to


3. 63846 Update: COVID Relief Funds - Eviction Prevention and Housing Assistance



Thursday January 28


4:30p You can send comments on agenda items to


2. 63575 Approval of City of Madison's Land Banking Policy



Thursday January 28


5p You can send comments on agenda items to:


2. 63823 Presentation on Alder Workgroup to Develop the Logistical and Operational Details for MPD Independent Civilian Oversight

3. 63822 Review of Oversight Board and Independent Monitor Ordinances

4. 63176 Overview of Roles of Police and Fire Commission and Public Safety Review Committee in Relation to the Police Civilian Oversight Board

5. 63824 Report of the PCOB Executive Subcommittee



Thursday January 28

Common Council Committee of the Whole

6:30p The link is not available yet but check back here


Council President Sheri Carter is calling for a meeting of the Common Council Committee of the Whole in order to review and discuss recommendations from the Ad Hoc Task Force on the Structure of City Government (TFOG0 Final Report Implementation Group.


Marsha Rummel

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