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Alder Patrick Heck

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Alder Patrick Heck

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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 March 6 Meetings of Possible Interest to District 2

March 4, 2017 3:41 PM

The week of March 6 has items of possible interest to residents of district 2 at the Landmarks Commission, the Plan Commission, the City County Homeless Issues Committee, the Common Council Organizational Committee, the Common Council – Discussion, the Common Council, the Urban Design Commission, the Board of Public Works, the Board of Parks Commissioners, and the Common Council Organizational Committee Subcommittee on Police & Community Relations. 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.


Landmarks Commission
4:45 March 6, 2017
Rm GR 27 City-County Building

Agenda Item 3
Buildings Proposed for Demolition – 2017
717 E Johnson Street
727 E Johnson Street
711 E Johnson Street


Plan Commission
5:30 March 6, 2017
Rm 201 City County Building

Agenda Item 3
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute Subterranean and Air Space Lease with 202 E. Washington, LLC, the owner of property located at 1 N. Webster Street, to accommodate proposed encroachments of certain building features into the E. Washington Avenue and N. Webster Street public rights-of-way.

Agenda Item 4
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a Subterranean and Air Space Lease with the 202 E. Washington, LLC to accommodate the subterranean and airspace encroachments in the North Webster Street and East Washington Avenue public rights-of-way.

Agenda Item 18
Amending Section 28.211 of the Madison General Ordinances to change the definitions of Lot Line, Rear and Setback, Rear Yard with respect to irregularly shaped lots.


City County Homeless Issues Committee
6:30 March 6, 2017
Rm 357 City-County Building

Agenda Item 2
Day Resource Center Update


Common Council Organizational Committee
4:30 March 7, 2017
Rm 108 City-County Building

Agenda Item 10
Update: CCOC Subcommittee on Police & Community Relations - Ald. Marsha Rummel, Chair


Common Council – Discussion - City Engineering Presentation: Sewer Rate Study
5:45 March 7, 2017
Rm 201 City-County Building

Information for 3/7/17 Engineering's Council Presentation on the Sewer Rate Study

When the Common Council approved the 2016 Sanitary Sewer Rate Charges, they directed the Sewer Utility to examine:

"whether a 'progressive' residential rate structure that will incrementally charge higher rates for greater users of the service (i.e. the charge for volume) could be implemented in 2017 and whether such a rate structure would be reasonable and not unjustly discriminatory."

The City Engineer hired a consultant specializing in this area – Raftelis Financial Consultants, Inc. of Kansas City. The study has concluded and Thomas Beckley, Senior Manager with Raftelis will present the findings and recommendations of the study, along with staff from City Engineering. The study results are being presented, in conjunction with the proposed 2017 Sanitary Sewer Rate Charges.


Common Council
6:30 March 7, 2017
Rm 201 City-County Building



Agenda item 6
Public Hearing - New License
Top Shelf Hospitality LLC • dba The Hail Mary Sports Grill
401 E Washington Ave • Agent: Daniel Mijal • Estimated Capacity: 200
Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 35% alcohol, 60% food, 5% other
Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 406

Agenda item 7
Public Hearing - New License
North Central Management, Inc. • dba AC Hotel Madison
1 N. Webster St. • Agent: Dennis Clark
Class A Liquor, Class A Beer
Aldermanic District 2 (Alder Zellers) • Police Sector 406

Agenda item 8
Public Hearing - New License
Eno Vino Downtown Madison, LLC • dba Eno Vino Downtown Madison
1 N. Webster St. • Agent: Matt Robert • Estimated Capacity: 260
Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 48% alcohol, 50% food, 2% other
Aldermanic District 2 (Alder Zellers) • Police Sector 406



Agenda item 15
Report of the Mayor submitting citizen committee appointments (introduction 2/28/2017; action 3/7/2017).


EVELYN H. ATKINSON (2nd A.D.) - appoint to the remainder of a two-year term to the position of Third Alternate. Ms. Atkinson is currently a Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of Chicago. She is living in Madison doing research at the Wisconsin Historical Archives. She has a JD from Harvard Law School and previously interned with the ACLU's Women's Rights Project. Ms. Atkinson succeeds Stacie A. Reece.

TERM EXPIRES: 6-30-2018



Agenda item 63
Approve the Connect Madison Economic Development Strategy as the City's Economic Development Plan and to direct City Staff and the Economic Development Committee to move forward with implementation.


Urban Design Commission
4:30 March 8, 2017
Rm 351 City County Building

Agenda Item 6
801, 815 East Washington Avenue/802, 806, 814 East Main Street – New Development of Retail and Office Space, and an Entertainment Venue Known as "The Cosmos" in UDD No. 8. 6th Ald. Dist.
Owner: Otto Gebhardt, Gebhardt Development, LLC
Applicant: Lee Christensen, Gebhardt Development, LLC
Final Approval is Requested


Board of Public Works
4:30 March 8, 2017
Rm 108 City-County Building

Agenda Item 10
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute Subterranean and Air Space Lease with 202 E. Washington, LLC, the owner of property located at 1 N. Webster Street, to accommodate proposed encroachments of certain building features into the E. Washington Avenue and N. Webster Street public rights-of-way.

Agenda Item 11
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a Subterranean and Air Space Lease with the 202 E. Washington, LLC to accommodate the subterranean and airspace encroachments in the North Webster Street and East Washington Avenue public rights-of-way.

Lead agency is Board of Estimates with additional referrals to the Board of Public Works and the Plan Commission.

Agenda Item 19
Approving plans and specifications for public improvements necessary for the project known as 819 E. Washington Avenue - The Spark and authorizing construction to be undertaken by the Developer, Private Contract No. 7874. (6th AD)

Agenda Item 30
Change Order No. 4 to Contract No. 7623, East and West Mifflin St., N. Carroll St., and N. Pinckney Street Assessment District 2016, to S & L Underground & Trucking, Inc., in the amount of $47,710.00.


Agenda Item 40
Awarding Public Works Contract No. 7837, Langdon Street Resurfacing Assessment District - 2017.



Board of Parks Commissioners
6:30 March 8, 2017
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
3330 Atwood Ave

Agenda Item 12
Requiring the City Forestry Division to evaluate the treatment of ash trees under powerlines on the same basis as other terrace trees and provide treatment accordingly with the goal of maintaining a street tree canopy in Madison's older neighborhoods.



Agenda Item 18
Request from Big Top Events for an Additional Concert at Breese Stevens Field in Partnership with the Madison Parks Foundation.

RECOMMEND APPROVAL contingent on the Parks Superintendent receiving and reviewing the official input from the Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood Association from their March 9, 2017 meeting.


Common Council Organizational Committee Subcommittee on Police & Community Relations
6:30 March 9, 2017
Rm 321 City County Building

Agenda Item 5
Final Report & Recommendations


*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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