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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 March 20 Meetings of Possible Interest to District 2

March 18, 2017 3:36 PM

The week of March 20 has items of possible interest to residents of district 2 at the Sustainable Madison Committee, the Landmarks Commission, the Plan Commission, the CCOC Subcommittee on Policy & Community Relations, the Common Council Organizational Committee, the Common Council – Discussion, the Common Council, the Urban Design Commission, the 2017 Undergrounding of Overhead Utilities: 800 & 900 Blocks of E. Johnson – Public Information Meeting, and the Park and Open Space Plan Community Visioning Session. 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.


Sustainable Madison Committee
4:30 March 20, 2017
Rm 103A City-County Building

Agenda Item 1

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 5
Street Tree Policies.

Agenda Item 6
Update on Energy Plan

Agenda Item 7
The Energy/Carbon Goal Resolution

Agenda Item 8
Review the Madison Sustainability Plan and discuss what has been accomplished or is being worked on, what we need more information about to determine what is happening and what isn't getting worked on.


Landmarks Commission
4:45 March 20, 2017
Rm GR 27 City-County Building

Agenda Item 5

Window Memorandum

Agenda Item 7

Buildings Proposed for Demolition – 2017
123 N Butler
125 N Butler


Plan Commission
5:30 March 20, 2017
Rm 201 City County Building

Agenda Item 7

Consideration of a conditional use for a tavern in an existing multi-tenant commercial building in TE (Traditional Employment District) zoning at 1444 E. Washington Avenue; Urban Design Dist. 8; 2nd Ald. Dist.


CCOC Subcommittee on Police & Community Relations
7:00 March 20, 2017
Rm 321 City County Building

Agenda Item 5

Presentation: Madison Police Department's IAPro (police integrity software) – Lt. Amy Chamberlin, Madison Police Department (Link to IAPro Website) Suspension of Roberts Rules of Order may occur on Agenda Item No. 5 to allow the subcommittee to act informally, thereby allowing for the public to participate in subcommittee discussions and provide testimony. The chair shall maintain order and decorum, any motions must remain in accord with Robert's Rules; the suspension of the Rules applies only to this item.


Agenda Item 6

Discussion: MPD policies/processes for internal investigations and public communications after officer involved shootings. Suspension of Roberts Rules of Order may occur on Agenda Item No. 6 to allow the subcommittee to act informally, thereby allowing for the public to participate in subcommittee discussions and provide testimony. The chair shall maintain order and decorum, any motions must remain in accord with Robert's Rules; the suspension of the Rules applies only to this item.


Common Council Organizational Committee
4:30 March 21, 2017
Rm 201 City-County Building

Agenda Item 4

BY TITLE ONLY - Accepting the Report and Recommendations from the CCOC Subcommittee on Police & Community Relations.

Agenda Item 9

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


Common Council – Discussion - Imagine Madison - the Comprehensive Plan Update
5:45 March 21, 2017
Rm 201 City-County Building

City Planning staff will be providing an update to the members of the Common Council on Imagine Madison - the Comprehensive Plan initiative.

Following the presentation, representatives from the Hip Hop Architecture Camp will share a short video of their experience.

(The Capital Times Article 2/5/17:


Common Council
6:30 March 21, 2017
Rm 201 City-County Building


Agenda item 11

Report of the Mayor submitting citizen committee appointments (introduction 3/21/2017; action 4/18/2017).


DAVID W. J. MCLEAN (2nd A.D.) - reappoint to a three-year term to the position of Registered Architect. First appointed 7-19-2011.

TERM EXPIRES: 4-30-2020


PATRICK W. HECK (2nd A.D.) - appoint to the remainder of a three-year term to the position of Adult City Resident. Mr. Heck is a researcher with the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies. He currently serves as chair of the Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood Association Council Development Committee. Mr. Heck succeeds Susan M. Bulgrin.

TERM EXPIRES: 4-17-2018



Agenda item 15

Updating the Energy and Carbon Goals in the Sustainable Madison Plan in response to changing science and technology around climate change, renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Agenda item 25

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 27

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 44

Authorizing the Escrow of Funds from TID Nos. 32 and 43 for Completing Projects in the 2017 Capital Budget.

Agenda item 74

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

AGENDA NOTE: The Board of Public Works met on 3/17/17 and a recommendation will be made from the floor.



Agenda item 118

Creating Section 28.022 -- 00275 of the Madison General Ordinances to change the zoning of property located at 707-713 E. Johnson Street, 2nd Aldermanic District, from TR-V2 (Traditional Residential-Varied 2) District to NMX (Neighborhood Mixed-Use) District.

Agenda item 120

Creating Section 28.022 - 00276 and Section 28.022 - 00277 of the Madison General Ordinances to change the zoning of properties located at 201-215 N. Blount Street, 2nd Aldermanic District, from TR-V2 (Traditional Residential - Varied 2) District to PD(GDP-SIP) (Planned Development (General Development Plan, Specific Implementation Plan)) District.


Agenda item 123

Adopting the Downtown Madison Bicycle & Moped Parking Study.

Agenda item 137

Amendment to RES-16-00238 Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a development agreement to fund a $565,000 Tax Incremental Finance Loan to assist in the development of an affordable housing redevelopment project located at the former Madison Dairy property in the proposed Project Plan and Boundary Amendment area of TID #36 (Capitol Gateway).


Urban Design Commission
4:30 March 22, 2017
Rm 351 City County Building


Agenda Item 8
119, 123 & 125 North Butler and 120 & 124 North Hancock (121 North Butler) - Demolish Two-Family Residence and Four-Unit Apartment Building to Construct a 52-unit Apartment Building in a Residential Building Complex Including 2 Existing Two-Family Residences. 2nd Ald. District
Owner: Cliff Fisher
Applicant: James McFadden, McFadden & Company
Initial Approval is Requested


Agenda Item 9
118-122 State Street - New Development of a Hotel in the Downtown Core. 4th Ald. Dist.
Owner: Eric Nordeen, 122 State Street Group, LLC
Applicant: Jeff Vercauteren, Husch Blackwell, LLP
Informational Presentation


2017 Undergrounding of Overhead Utilities, 800 & 900 Blocks of E. Johnson – Public Information Meeting
6:30 March 22, 2017
Lapham Elementary School Gymnasium
1045 E. Dayton

City Engineering is having a public neighborhood meeting to discuss the undergrounding of overhead utilities on E. Johnson between N. Livingston and N. Brearly.   Some properties will require electrical modifications in order to receive underground verses overhead service. The proposed work will involve removal and replacement of some sidewalk at spot locations in order to complete the undergrounding of overhead utilities. City Engineering staff, MG&E staff and Ald. Zellers will be present at the meeting.  

If you have questions or comments and are unable to attend the meeting, please contact Christy Bachmann at (608)266-4095 ?


Park and Open Space Plan Community Visioning Session
6:30 March 23, 2017
Central Library Meeting Rooms 301 & 302
201 W. Mifflin St.

What do you love about Madison's parks and open spaces?  What would you like to change?  What would improve them for future generations?

The City of Madison Parks Division is looking for input from the community to guide the 2018-2022 Park and Open Space Plan Update!  Madison Parks is hosting five visioning sessions to help define community values that will guide this plan update.  This is the last visioning session so come and speak up to have your vision heard!


*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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