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Alder Patrick Heck

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Alder Patrick Heck

Contact Information

Home Address:

123 N. Blount St #303

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 Heck’s Updates

Week of October 31 Meetings of Possible Interest to District 2

October 29, 2016 10:18 AM

The week of October 31 has items of possible interest to residents of district 2 at the Madison Local Food Committee – Market Ready RFP Review Subcommittee, Common Council – Discussion, the Common Council, the Board of Public Works, the Madison Local Food Committee and the Madison Police Department Policy & Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee. The city meeting agenda items are open for testimony from the public should you be interested in weighing in.  I also appreciate hearing from you on any items on which you have a particular interest or concern so please send me an email or give me a call.

Also, committees and commissions have an opportunity at the beginning of each agenda for Public Comment on items not on the agenda.  If you have something you want to share with a committee or commission, you can use the Public Comment time to do so.


Madison Local Food Committee – Market Ready RFP Review Subcommittee
11:00 October 31, 2016
Rm 313 Madison Municipal Building


When the MarketReady RFP Review Subcommittee considers the following item, it may go into closed session pursuant to Section 19.85(1)(e), Wisconsin Statutes, which reads as follows: Deliberating or negotiating the purchasing of public properties, the investing of public funds, or conducting other specified business, whenever competitive or bargaining reasons require a closed session. If the MarketReady RFP Review Subcommittee does convene in closed session as described above, upon completion of the closed session, notice is hereby given that it may reconvene in open session to consider the following items without waiting 12 hours, pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes, Section 19.85(2).

Agenda Item 3

Review and Discuss MarketReady Proposal


Common Council - Discussion
5:15 November 1, 2016
Rm 201 City-County Building


Finance Department Presentation:  Strategic management from Planning to Action & "What Works Cities Program".

Finance Department staff will provide an update regarding steps the City has taken to transition to a data driven culture.

The presentation will include a discussion surrounding strategic management, including efforts to launch outcome budgeting. The presentation will also include an overview on the city's involvement in the Bloomberg Philanthropies' "What Works Cities" program.

Launched by Bloomberg Philanthropies in April 2015, What Works Cities is a national initiative to help 100 mid-sized American cities enhance their use of data and evidence to improve services, inform local decision-making and engage residents.



Common Council
6:30 November 1, 2016
Rm 201 City-County Building


Agenda item 2
2017 Executive Operating Budget

Agenda item 7
Public Hearing - New License
Jk & Jk LLC • dba LJ's Sports Tavern & Grill
8 N Paterson St • Agent: John Kavanaugh • Estimated Capacity: 140
Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 40% alcohol, 60% food
Aldermanic District 2 (Alder Zellers) • Police Sector 408


Agenda item 12
Amending Sections 16.23(5)(h)1., 16.23(8)(f), 20.04, 20.09(3), and 20.16(5), repealing Sections 20.08(2) and (6), and recreating Section 20.08(2) of the Madison General Ordinances to recreate a combined park impact fee and update the park and open space land dedication requirements for the City of Madison.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin, David Ahrens, Samba Baldeh, Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, Sheri Carter, Mark Clear, Denise DeMarb, Tim Gruber, Marsha A. Rummel, Paul E. Skidmore, Michael E. Verveer, Zach Wood and Ledell Zellers


Agenda item 16
Amending Sections 28.032(1), 28.061(1), 28.072, 28.082, and 28.091 of the Madison General Ordinances to make outdoor recreation a conditional use when an accessory use in all districts except LMX, NMX AND TSS.
Sponsors: Ledell Zellers and Sheri Carter

Agenda item 19
Amending Section 28.072(1) of the Madison General Ordinances to allow the lease of off-street parking facility accessory to residential use to non-tenants as a permitted use in the UOR, DR1, and DR2 districts.
Sponsors: Ledell Zellers, Sheri Carter and Michael E. Verveer

Agenda item 20
Amending Section 28.078(3) of the Madison General Ordinances to make the residential point system calculation in the DR1 District the same as the residential point system calculation in the DR2 District.
Sponsors: Ledell Zellers and Sheri Carter



Agenda item 46
SUBSTITUTE Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a Development Agreement to facilitate the development of the "Spark" project, the "Cosmos" project, and the Capitol East District Parking Structure on the 800 south blocks of East Washington Avenue and East Main Street; and, amending Res-16-00674 which authorized the City to execute a contract with Graef-USA Inc. for up to $610,000, to authorize expenditures of up to $776,560 to complete architecture/engineering for a Capitol East District Parking Structure.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin, Ledell Zellers and Marsha A. Rummel

Agenda item 48
Accepting the recommendation of the Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee to select Michael J. Gennaco d/b/a OIR Group as the expert consultant to conduct the review of the Madison Police Department.
Sponsors: Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, Denise DeMarb, Ledell Zellers, Rebecca Kemble, Marsha A. Rummel, Sheri Carter, Sara Eskrich and Samba Baldeh


Agenda item 71
Approving a Certified Survey Map of property owned by Paul and Cynthia Spetz located at 450 N. Baldwin Street; 2nd Ald. Dist.
Sponsors: Planning Division



Agenda item 91
Authorizing the execution of a First Amendment to the Lease to Mendota Rowing Club, Inc. for the Leased Premises, including the Hoover Boat House, located at 622 East Gorham Street.
Sponsors: Ledell Zellers

Agenda item 97
Amending Resolution 15-00344 and authorizing an Amendment to the Mansion Hill-James Madison Park Neighborhood Small Cap TIF Program in Tax Increment District #32 (Upper State Street) in order to clarify Program Eligibility
Sponsors: Ledell Zellers


Board of Public Works
4:30 November 2, 2016
Rm 108 City-County Building

Agenda Item 8
Declaring the City of Madison's intention to exercise its police powers establishing the Resurfacing 2017- Assessment District.

Includes resurfacing of E Gorham from Wisconsin to N Butler.


Madison Local Food Committee
4:30 November 3, 2016
Rm 300 Madison Municipal Building

Agenda Item 4
Public Market Discussion

- Discussion of Public Market site design
- Updates on Governance, Funding, and MarketReady Program


Madison Police Department Policy & Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee
5:30 November 3, 2016
Urban League of Greater Madison
2222 S Park St


*Consent agenda--The consent agenda includes many agenda items that come to a vote without testimony or Council discussion.  Should anyone register and wish to speak, the item would be taken off the consent agenda.

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